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Spectacular 40-acre mountaintop estate in Calistoga wine country

The breathtaking drive up is just the overture to life in the secluded luxury of rural Knights Valley. Set high in far northern Napa County in a region of world-class vineyards and estates, your grand wine country manor is surrounded by expanses of natural beauty, highlighted by panoramic views. ...

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When architectural beauties go Hollywood

Any home designed by the revered Richard Neutra naturally captures the architectural spotlight. But the 1953 Schaarman House is owned by advertising icon Jeffrey B. Gorman — a man who appreciates its star appeal as much as its dramatic beauty. With his help, it’s amassed a string of film and comm...

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In the Top 10 (again)

The Los Angeles Business Journal just published its 2017 list of the top residential real estate firms in LA County - and in a Top 20 heavy with national corporate companies, our California-based independent firm ranked in the top ten for both volume and transactions. Special thanks to our John A...

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Eight organizations receive grants from our Foundation

In the past month, the John Aaroe Group Community Foundation awarded grants to eight remarkable organizations devoted to helping those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness, and debilitating diseases; caring for infants in intensive care; giving children a positi...

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LA’s greatest Irish pubs

Face it: if you haven’t celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in an authentic Irish pub, you haven’t done it right. And if you have a favorite local Irish pub, maybe this is the year you hoist a pint somewhere new. LA is home to an array of choices, from Ireland’s 32 in Van Nuys to The Tilted Kilt in Long...

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And the Best Performance by a Home goes to …

OK, it’s not a category. But in view of all the houses that have played key roles in famous movies — or played home to their stars — maybe it should be. In looking for examples, we’d hardly know where to start if we hadn’t just listed this lavish two-story Colonial Revival on Mapleton Drive in Ho...

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Presenting … Hollywood Bowl 2017

From Blondie, Garbage, Blood Orange and Solange to a star-studded tribute to 100 years of jazz, the Hollywood Bowl’s 2017 season has something for everyone. More highlights include opening night with the Moody Blues, a new production of Mama Mia helmed by Broadway director/choreographer Kathle...

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“First Restoration Hardware Residence” for sale in Napa Valley

If you were the head of Restoration Hardware, you’d naturally be tempted to do a home remodel that was RH top to bottom. The company’s CEO, Gary Friedman, not only did just that with a home in wine country, he personally led the RH design team throughout the two-year process. The result is pure R...

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Upgrade your getaway beach place

The ultimate lock-and-go summer beach house is here. Set overlooking Malibu’s dramatic Point Dume, down the road from Zuma Beach, Cavalleri is a collection of 68 luxury Spanish Mission style condominiums on a ten-acre gated pastoral reserve. The resort-like property includes a 52-foot swimming p...

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Year of the Rooster ushered in by a dragon

2017 may be the year of the rooster, but in LA, the star of the Lunar New Year celebration is a really lengthy dragon. At the 118th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival in Chinatown on Saturday, February 4, he’ll preside over a dazzling day, from kung fu demos to traditional music. … food tru...