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March 2019

Found 12 blog entries for March 2019.

It’s no secret that major cities like Los Angeles, Miami, and New York are ever-popular destinations for the lifestyle and opportunities they afford. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that there are a number of smaller, up-and-coming cities that offer all of the opportunities of their more populated counterparts, often for a fraction of the price.

People are increasingly flocking to the following cities for the lifestyle, culture, and job opportunities they provide, so be sure to keep your eye on them if you want to capitalize on their opportunities before too many people catch wind of 'em.

Reno, Nevada

City of Reno Nevada
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Move over, Las Vegas, your decidedly less flashy and more relaxing neighbor, Reno, is taking over. Don’t get

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, commonly referred to as Mies, was a German-American architect who, along with architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius, is considered among the pioneers of modernist architecture. Mies began his career as an apprentice at the Peter Behrens’ design studio where he learned design theories and techniques working alongside the likes of Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.

After years spent honing his design chops with prominent architects and designers, Mies became the director of famed German art and architecture school, Bauhaus. However, Nazism ultimately closed the school, leading him to move to the United States. Once in the U.S., Mies accepted a position as head of the architecture program

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With digital devices reigning supreme, constantly bombarding us with beeps and buzzes that need our immediate attention, and to-do lists seeming to get longer every day, a good night’s rest can feel tough to come by. The good news is, there are some simple relaxation design hacks that make it way easier to get the sleep that your consciousness so desperately craves.

From adding soothing scents and botanicals to removing chaos-making clutter, these peaceful tips will have you falling asleep in a zen-like retreat each and every night.

Get Rid of Clutter

Small Minimal Organized Bedroom
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A cluttered room leads to a cluttered mind, so one of the best things you can do for your rest is minimize clutter in the bedroom. Taking a few

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There are a million and one ways to approach decorating your interior, but the best place to start is most definitely with your exterior. The architectural style of your home literally and figuratively lays the foundation of its aesthetic, providing the perfect point of reference for your interior style.

Of course, you don’t have to decorate your interior to match your exterior, but doing so provides several distinct advantages. For starters, it makes your home instantly appear seamless and cohesive. Maintaining style fluidity from the outside to the inside gives your home a polished, thoughtful appearance that results in an equally stylish and welcoming environment.

Additionally, matching your interior to your

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Interior designers Louisa Pierce (right) and Emily Ward (left) met in 2012 at an East Village bar in Manhattan. There, they bonded over their love of Art Deco lines and eccentric interiors. This initial bond ultimately led the duo to officially join design forces, becoming one of the most sought-after design duos to date, dubbed Pierce & Ward. Their eclectic designs have caught the eyes of many a famous client, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, and Kate Hudson commissioning the pair to design their most intimate spaces. The firm has also been named to Architectural Digest's AD100 2019, an esteemed list featuring today's top talent in architecture and design.

Given their unique aesthetic, it’s easy to see why elite clientele are so drawn

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There might be no better time for an interior refresher than springtime. This season is the perfect opportunity to retire the heavy blankets and dark hues of winter and replace them with light and breezy pieces that instill your home with a joyful, fresh feel. And Anthropologie’s spring collections have everything you need to do it.

From sweet, flowery candles to compelling coffee tables, these pieces are sure to refresh your home for a new season.

Spring’s Eden Ceramic Flower Candle, $32

Pastel Color Ceramic Flower Spring Candle from Anthropologie

With spring-infused scents, like Coconut Milk Mango and Wild Honeysuckle, and a sweet aesthetic to match, these flowery candles are the perfect way to get into the spring spirit.


Joanna Gaines for Anthropologie Rub Rug, $298+

Pastel Color Rug by Joanna Gaines for Anthropologie


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The month of March offers a lot of great things, including the end of dark winter days, the beginning of spring, and, of course, every drinking enthusiast’s favorite holiday: St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day is the excuse that we can all use to drink, eat, and be merry all the live long day, and there are a ton of boozy, green-themed activities that make the day that much better. But with bars far and wide claiming to provide the best St. Patrick’s Day festivities, it can be tough to hone in the best of the best.

The following Irish pubs are a sure bet for an authentic and festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration, from Miami to the Bay Area.

Long Beach

The Auld Dubliner

The Auld Dubliner Long Beach Irish Pub

If authentic Irish fare and tasty booze is your idea of the

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Professorville in Palo Alto, California is quite literally the neighborhood that professors built. In the late 19th century, the land in what’s now Professorville was divided exclusively for Stanford professors to build and own homes near the university—Stanford prohibited anything but rentals on its property. Now a registered historic district, the neighborhood is bound by Addison, Kingsley, and Lincoln Ave. with the cross streets of Bryant, Waverly, and Ramona.

Professorville has been home to many prominent intellectuals, inventors, and innovators. For example, Nobel Prize winner and co-inventor of the transistor radio, William Shockley, onced lived at 959 Waverley. And a few blocks over, on Addison Avenue, sits the garage where

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If you’re contemplating buying a new home, then you don’t need us to tell you that house hunting can be a little overwhelming. It’s a major investment and there are endless considerations to make to ensure that you’re buying the right home for your needs and goals. And while many homes on your hunt are sure to have some features that are less than ideal, oftentimes they’re not a big deal and can be easily addressed.

However, there are a few major red flags that should make you think twice about buying that house, and we’ve outlined them below so you can feel confident about the one you ultimately choose to call home.

Potential Water Damage

There are many problems that are actually quick fixes that can secure you a great

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There’s nothing quite like the charm of a warm and welcoming Craftsman-style home. The fine craftsmanship and organic materials give them an inviting, homespun feel that leads many to want an interior to match. Of course, there’s no one way to decorate a home, but if you’re looking to cultivate an interior style that aligns with the thoughtful warmth of a Craftsman’s exterior, then there are a few tricks that make this process a breeze.

The following tips are specially designed to complement the uniquely charming aesthetic of Craftsman homes and they couldn’t be easier to apply.

Integrate Earthy Tones

Craftsman Home Bedroom Decor Earthy Tones

Craftsman Home Bedroom Earthy Tones

One of the defining features of Craftsman-style homes is their use of organic materials, so incorporating earthy tones, like sage green,

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