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Ted Clark and Heather Lillard join John Aaroe Group as directors of the firm’s international estates division

Leading Pasadena area real estate agents Ted Clark and Heather Lillard have joined John Aaroe Group based out of the firm’s offices in Old Town Pasadena. The duo has been tapped to help expand Aaroe Estates, the company’s international luxury property division, in the San...

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The plant sale plant lovers plan for

If you’re a serious gardener, you’ve had your calendar marked for months. Now at last, the Los Angeles County Arboretum unveils its Fall Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17. If you’ve never been, get thee to Arcadia — your yard will thank you.

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Sublimely yours. And only yours.

We treasure historic homes more than anyone else we know. Still, we can’t deny the intoxicating allure of being the first and only owner of a just-finished stunner like this one in Toluca Lake. 600-bottle wine cellar? 133-inch-screen theater? 300-sq. ft. master closet? B...

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Home of the Day: A Mid-century Modern duplex in Silver Lake

Built in 1961, this renovated Mid-century Modern-style duplex features upper and lower units with open-plan living areas, beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. Wide terrace patios centering on sweeping city and mountain views extend off both levels of the h...

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Mapping the buildings that define LA

For other people, the name Los Angeles may conjure up sun-drenched beaches, soaring palm trees, freeways and Rodeo Drive. But when you live here, the heart of LA is captured in these iconic buildings. Seeing any one of them says you’re really home.

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Taking Our LA Luxury Story to China

An influential crowd of Chinese investors, bankers and business leaders got to know John Aaroe Group this month as our CEO John Aaroe and Chief Marketing Officer Heidi Hockenberry attended a three-day Luxury Properties Showcase in Guangzhou, China. John Aaroe was a featur...

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Our pet restaurant wowed Bon Appetit, too

Second on its annual list of the country’s ten best new restaurants is the glorious Gjusta in Venice. "Think of it as the modern-day Chocolate Room in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” says restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton. “Where do you start — with the smoked brisk...

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Exhilarating vision for living in the WeHo Arts District

Multi-award-winning Los Feliz-based architect Michael Lehrer defines architecture as “the shaping of space with objects in light to create practical and emotive places.” His firm’s daring 616 Croft in prime West Hollywood Melrose Heights is an exhilarating expression of t...

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International marketing: a different approach

Our Aaroe Global division has just launched 18 websites in 18 different languages, with more to come. Unlike many real estate sites, key content is translated by humans, not machines. That not only makes for a better experience for foreign buyers, but unlike auto-translat...

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Paris Frank Gehry Retrospective Debuts in LA

The U.S. debut of a major retrospective examining nearly six decades of work by the most famous architect working today, Frank Gehry, recently opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and it’s a dazzler. The exhibition traces the arc of Gehry’s career from the ear...