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This month, the annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival is coming back for its 19th consecutive year, and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. This year's festival takes place on February 19 - 23 and is expected to draw more than 65,000 guests to its over 100 events. 

Given what the five-day festival has in store, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. The event showcases world-renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities through events that include everything from brunches, wine tastings, and chef-led dinners to panels on hot hospitality topics, like how to run a longstanding restaurant business. 

There are also a ton of food- and wine-centric parties that run late into the

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Country Club Estates is a Palm Springs community that showcases some of the most beautiful examples of mid-century modern design in the country. The low-density community sits on 4.8 acres of land and houses 30 luxury condos designed by famed architect A. Quincy Jones in 1965.

Country Club Estates Palm Springs

The condos are unassuming at first glance, featuring sleek rectangular silhouettes with simple white facades comprised of stacked masonry blocks, but inside, the homes open up into stunning, light-filled spaces that are equally elegant and expansive. Most of the structures remain remarkably true to their original design, featuring open floor plans and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that surround outdoor atriums to maximize the

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Anyone who loves the clean lines, classic silhouettes, and elegant simplicity of mid-century modern architecture and design will love what Modernism Week 2020 has in store. The annual festival attracts thousands of people to Palm Springs to celebrate what makes this timeless design style so iconic. 

With a mission to encourage modernist education, preservation, and sustainability, Modernism Week hosts more than 350 events, including home tours, lectures, exhibitions, and parties. We received a taste of what this year’s festival has to offer during the Fall Preview, but it’s shaping up to be even bigger than we anticipated. 

Some of the highlights this year include a keynote presentation by internationally acclaimed

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Bounded by Atlantic Avenue and Cherry Avenue in the west and east and Wardlow Road and Bixby Road in the south and north, California Heights is the largest historic district in Long Beach. The neighborhood was initially developed in the 1920s when an oil discovery near Signal Hill drew an influx of people to the area. 

Formerly part of Bixby Ranch (now known as Rancho Los Cerritos), Jotham Bixby Co. added 830 lots to the land shortly after the neighborhood was formally established in 1922. The company marketed the properties to include oil rights and, within four hours, 185 of the lots were sold, with the rest of them sold shortly thereafter. In 1927, the burgeoning neighborhood petitioned the city of Long Beach for paved roads,

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January 1st isn’t the only mark of a new year worth celebrating. For thousands of years, people in China and beyond have celebrated the Chinese/Lunar New Year beginning on the day of the new moon between January 21st and February 20th. 

Legend has it that Lunar New Year festivities began when a mythical beast dubbed Nian would terrorize communities, eating all of the livestock, crops, and even people who crossed its path. According to mythology, an old man named Yanhuang discovered that Nian feared loud noises and the color red, which inspired villagers to hang red lanterns and scrolls around their homes and light crackling bamboo to scare Nian away. Apparently, their efforts worked, resulting in the longstanding tradition

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Located in the fourth-densest city in the U.S., Downtown Santa Ana is home to a thriving community of creatives and a bevy of eclectic shops, restaurants, breweries, and galleries. It’s also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts a unique mixture of historic architectural styles, including Victorian, Craftsman, and Art Deco, some of which date back to the late 19th century. 

Victorian Architecture Downtown Santa Ana
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Downtown Santa Ana
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The unique locale has evolved considerably since its establishment in 1869, thanks in large part to thoughtful urban planning that has resulted in a diverse mix of land uses. You’ll find everything from shops and restaurants to government buildings, offices, industrial warehouses,

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Since 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been a gathering place for global business leaders, innovators, and companies to showcase and learn about new and emerging consumer technologies. 

The event features more than 4,500 exhibiting companies and 1,000 speakers, allowing the more than 175,000 attendees to engage with new technology and the people who developed it in a variety of exciting ways. CES features consumer technologies across a wide range of categories, including digital health, gaming, sustainability, and entertainment. And while we’re eager to learn about the new products in every category, it should be no surprise that the smart home tech excites us most of all. 

Smart Home CES Topic
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Downtown Los Angeles’ Historic Core neighborhood is located between 1st, 9th, Main, and Hill Streets and boasts many of the sites and attractions that put LA on the map, like historic architecture, ornate movie palaces, delicious restaurants, and abundant art galleries. 

From the early 1900s to the 1950s, what’s now the Historic Core was LA’s central business district, with many businesses, like now-landmark movie theaters AKA “picture palaces”, establishing roots in the area and drawing more people to it. But the district began to decline in the 1950s as people increasingly used their own cars rather than streetcar lines, allowing them to live further away from downtown, instead shopping, dining, and movie-going in the suburbs

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If you love festive holiday lights, waterfront views, and general merriment, then you definitely want to check out the 111th-annual Newport Beach Boat Parade. For over a century, the parade has drawn droves of people to Newport Harbor to see the hundreds of boats donning some of the most beautiful light displays you’ve ever seen. 

You’ll find everything from humble canoes to multimillion-dollar yachts, all of which go all out to display unforgettably unique and extravagant holiday lights and decorations, which include special effects, themes, and narratives. There are also fireworks displays, contests for the best decorations, and boundless waterfront houses boasting beautiful

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Located in Palm Springs, Twin Palms is a charming neighborhood that’s largely responsible for the desert town’s reputation for being a hub of mid-century modern design. The neighborhood is the area's first modernist tract, thanks to architect William Krisel who designed 90 residences for the land between 1956-1959. 

Twin Palms gets its name from the pair of palm trees that were added to all of the residences’ front laws, but the immediate visual similarities end there. Despite the tract housing, which all shared virtually the same floor plan, Krisel’s artful design choices resulted in each of the houses appearing as custom-built properties. He used various orientations, embellishments, and setbacks to give every home a unique

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