October 23rd, 2014 at 11:30 am

It seems like a complete no-brainer that Mara Hoffman, the New York-based designer best known for her swimsuit collection, should make the move to California. Her psychedelic, colorful designs seem to sing the anthem of a perfect beachside day. For those of us with our fingers crossed, our Southern Californian dream came true this past September when Hoffman went bicoastal by opening a design studio in Los Angeles.

Hoffman’s swimwear is already produced in L.A., so the move was a logical one. In a Los Angeles Times article, Hoffman said, “I want to have a home in L.A. that resembles what we’ve built in New York and translates our brand to the side of the country where the clothes are being worn more.” (more…)

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October 22nd, 2014 at 10:30 am


Author: Misty Milioto Photo: Courtesy of the resorts

Information provided by: Rivieria San Diego

This year, the top U.S. ski resorts are offering striking upgrades to further elevate your winter getaways to even higher levels of mountain luxury. We’ve vetted the finest offerings on or near the slopes in six buzzing ski states to curate this exclusive register of all that’s new and noteworthy where the powder is most posh. Along with superb lodging options and VIP-level packages come new-arrival restos, lively après-ski spots, can’t-miss events and hot nightlife. Even better? Uberlocal intel, off-the-grid ski runs and tips from local ski celebs. Enjoy the ride.

The legendary skiing at Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes is reason enough to book the first flight to the Golden State. Located within the Sierra Nevada range (the most popular ski destination in California), Lake Tahoe boasts nine premier ski resorts situated around the lake. And with a variety of terrain and snow conditions, combined with sophisticated amenities and nonstop nightlife on the Nevada side of the lake, this is one area where you can have it all. Meanwhile, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, located in the Eastern Sierras, boasts the highest summit of any California resort (at 11,053 feet), 3,500 skiable acres, 400 inches of annual snowfall, and steeps and bowls for a variety of skill levels. (more…)

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October 21st, 2014 at 12:00 pm


If you’re in the market to sell your home, you may have heard some talk of seller financing. Although this is a less common selling method, if you meet the criteria it could be a great opportunity. Seller financing takes place when an owner-financed deal is offered to the buyer. Terms of the loan can vary because it is an agreement between the buyer and the seller. Both the buyer and the seller should consult with legal representation before the sale is finalized to ensure both parties’ interests are protected. If you think seller financing may be for you, read our brief overview of pros and cons below.


  • The home must be owned by the seller or the seller must have cash to pay off the existing mortgage


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October 21st, 2014 at 11:00 am

October 24, 2014 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Individual Tickets $200

Event Phone Number:

Balboa Bay Resort
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach CA 92663

Orange County Ronald McDonald House invites you to the 25th Annual High Tea & Fashion Show!

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October 20th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

October 26, 2014 – November 16, 2014 6:00 PM
Price: $55 per guest
Event Phone Number: 323.655.6277

8474 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood CA 90069

Lucques, the flagship restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, presents three special dinners inspired by the new fall cookbooks by Jean-Pierre and Denise Moullé, long-time Chef of Chez Panisse; Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune; and Charles Phan of The Slanted Door.

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