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Here at Nook, we have a passion for people, places, and properties. There is a reason that we say people first, for what makes a neighborhood special if not the people who live there? Welcome to #TastemakerTuesday, where we’ll feature the visionaries in our favorite nooks who are dedicated to building a better community through their talents.

Watch out, because this blog is bound to make you hungry.

In a city of freelancers and Hollywood meetings, there are times you need a healthy gluten and dairy free choice, there are times you need a quick coffee and there are other times -- that you need the House of Pies.

An invitation to the House of Pies is not to be taken lightly. And let's be honest here, no one goes there for the dinner options. Here

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Movie theaters hold such an iconic place in America’s cultural landscape that it’s hard to imagine a time without them. What began in 1894 with a short kinetoscope viewer in a New York City phonograph store, then growing with the vaudeville movement at the turn of the century, the movie palace created its own style and architectural impact on each city’s scene.

Since movies and popcorn go together like avocado and toast, we thought that National Popcorn Day would be a fun time to launch into some fast facts about movie theaters and their architecture, starting in our own Nook Neighborhoods. Even the LA Zoo gets festive for this tasty holiday!

  • In 1923 it was built as the Linda Lea Vaudeville House, also recently known as the ImaginAsian

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When Nook Sales Experts match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

Cannery Beach has been described as SoHo New York meets beach life meets San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. That’s a lot of personality to pack into an 8 block radius in Newport Beach. Now, the ocean plays a large role in that vibe; it is as big a part of this neighborhood’s landscape and charm as the modern loft living. When they say “Dock and Dine,” they really mean it; many lofts and restaurants have a place to hitch up

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Here at Nook, we have a passion for people, places and properties. There is a reason that we say people first, for what makes a neighborhood special if not the people who live there? Welcome to #TastemakerTuesday, where we’ll feature the visionaries in our favorite nooks who are dedicated to building a better community through their talents.

I don’t know anyone who needs an excuse to visit San Diego, but if you’ve been waiting for one, January 21-28 is Restaurant Week. That means that over 180 restaurants offer special deals on menu items - some starting as low as $10 for two-course meals or $20 for three courses. Don’t underestimate the deliciousness that can fit into a course: The Shores touts Sesame Coriander Salmon, Wild Shrimp, Jade Pesto Risotto

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There are parades and then there are meaningful community events. There are empty celebrations and there are neighborhood collaborations that truly get to the heart of civic service. In both cases, Long Beach’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s Parade and Celebration embody the latter.

Of course, The City of Long Beach and Councilmember Dee Andrews of the Sixth District are involved, but then you have the group called What’s Next Now, whose mission is to “unite people and resources to build a stronger, healthier community”. With programs to relieve poverty, advance education and youth/child services, support to seniors and the disabled, and the advancement of health, environment and the arts, this group of citizens live King’s wishes for us all.

To

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Thought Leader Mark Hughes Will Merge Efficiency & Innovation as New President

Irvine, CA: Mark Hughes, author, experienced real estate professional, and industry leader joins the Nook Real Estate team of professionals, based in Irvine, CA with a newly opened office in Newport Beach, CA. 

Mark brings experience from executive leadership roles with such firms as Sotheby’s, Windermere, First Team and Coldwell Banker spanning the United States from Florida to California.  As an agentMark’s expertise spanned seven states in luxury real estate marketing and brokerage, including his consistent ranking in the top 1% of agents worldwide.

“Nook exemplifies everything I love about real estate. One of life’s true joys is finding your Nook: your safe,

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When Nook Realtors match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. Luckily, each neighborhood in our regions has its own distinct flavor, and it won’t be hard to find your perfect match. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

Art Deco Weekend in Miami is the longest running free cultural event in the city’s history, now in its 41st year. The Miami Design Preservation League had a great idea to keep the love of Art Deco alive by centering a fun-filled festival around it. Over “the best 3 days on Ocean Drive,” visitors get to live

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I am obsessed with the desk, with office space, with merging that perfect home office so that it fits your aesthetic with the right blend of work/life balance. What is your view? What is the right combination of inspiration and practical needs? Learning about Studio O+A in San Francisco motivated me to consider how a workplace feels to anyone who visits it and not just the person using it. Ultimately, what matters most is how a desk makes you, the person using it, feel, and how that helps or hinder your productivity.

Yesterday was National Clean Off Your Desk Day, one of my favorite new year traditions. Personally, I prefer the “clear it all off” method. I remove everything from the desk and drawers area, toss or scan loose papers I want to archive,

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January is National Bath Safety Month, specifically geared towards keeping children and seniors safe. The basic guidelines for child safety include supervision until they are at least 4-years-old, safety mats and rails, moderate temperature and no sharp edges.

It got us thinking about how important the bathtub is in our homes. Sometimes a luxurious or unique bathtub is the element that our clients fall in love with, and sometimes it’s the first place for renovation. Sometimes people love the elevated, clawfoot style, and others want more of a spa feel. Still others may not care at all, as long as it gets the job done practically.

The history of bathtubs follows a lot of trends in design and function, and here are some fast facts we thought you’d

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When Nook Sales Experts match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

According to the LEGO® Company, there are 62 LEGO® bricks for every person on our planet. It’s pretty much guaranteed that Artists like Nathan Sawaya hoard more than their share before his sculptures travel in an ongoing exhibit or are shipped to the collector who commissioned him. I personally have a Tupperware full of LEGO® blocks next to me so my sons can play in my home office -- which is also handy for productive

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