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In our Nook Neighborhoods series, you’ll find cool history and culture about one of your favorite Nooks, one way we assist our readers in finding the perfect neighborhood for their lifestyle. To close out our spring cleaning month, let's take a look back on some of the nooks that have been spruced up themselves.

Sometimes a complete reinvention, sometimes just a few blocks, and sometimes it takes a village, but the heart and soul of some of our favorite communities cannot be matched.

  • After twenty years of community involvement, Dana Point is finally on the road to reinventing their harborside offerings. It's tricky when you want to stay trendy and local, affordable and financially sustainable. I'm sure there's a city planning nerd out there

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Here at Nook, we have a passion for people, places, and properties.  Welcome to #TastemakerTuesday, where we’ll feature the visionaries in our favorite nooks who are dedicated to building a better community through their talents.

We travel all the way back to 1405 and the Irish Annals of Clonmacnoise to find the first written entry on whiskey, and that was a grim report: the head of a clan had indulged in too much “aqua vitae,” or “water of life” on Christmas Day and died. See the Irish people had experimented for years with knowledge of perfume distillery taken from travels through the Mediterranean until it became a popular drink. It wasn't well regulated until 1556 when the English Parliament tried to pass a mostly unsuccessful act that limited the

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It’s hard to keep up with all the fun that you can experience in our nook neighborhoods, but here’s a highlights guide to 2018 festivals:

  • FEB: LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show, Feb 10 & 11, Anaheim Convention Center.

WIth Celebrity TV Chefs, the Founder of My Cupcake Addiction and Nerdy Nummies vlogger in attendance...oh, you don’t care about the celebrities? Where are the cookies, you ask? They’ll be all over the Convention Center: some to taste, some to judge and others to bake on the spot, but all proceeds go to benefit Smile Train and Cookies for Kids Cancer.

  • MARCH: St Patrick’s Day 5K in Redondo Beach, Feb 17, Elena Ave.

All ages start the race at 8am and ages 4-9 join in the Little Leprechaun Run at 9:30am, all to

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Once a year, all eyes are on Christmas Island. Just north of Western Australia and south of Indonesia, it holds a sacred place in the cultural zeitgeist as the first location (along with Samoa) to witness our new year. But how much do we really know about this 52 square foot island with a population of 2,000?

  • Christmas Island lies on the flattest, highest point of an underwater mountain, which is actually a volcano. This mountain rises just over 900 feet above sea level.

  • Shocker of shockers, it was named by a European explorer. Captain William Nymors spied it on Christmas Day in 1643 while aboard the English East India vessel the Royal Mary, It wasn’t until 1688 that an English navigator William Dampier got blown off course and set foot

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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.

Every year, new neighborhoods come into their own and change their style, especially in California. The best way to stay on top of trendy places and styles that match your lifestyle is to contact one of our Nook Real Estate Experts, but here’s a little peek into some of our favorites:

  • Dogpatch, San Francisco

Change is hard for some neighborhoods. We know from a lifetime of experience that it is only when

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The Music Center houses an incredible amount of culture, between the Ahmanson, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, Disney Concert Hall and a number of beautiful outdoor venues. Performing at any of these venues could be a performer’s dream; to do it for an audience that starts to wait in line in the wee hours of the morning, who treat it as their Christmas Eve Celebration, that is both exhilarating and a lot of pressure.

This is what performers from all across Los Angeles handle as they perform in the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration. December 24th marks its 58th performance and we found some fast facts to bring you behind the scenes of this extravaganza!

  • The late Kenneth Hahn, Supervisor of LA County District 2 (1952-1992) used

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The modern aesthetic is everywhere, and there’s no need to separate your favorite architectural style from your gift giving. In fact, it’s the best way to spread the style to your friends!

We already brought you the best of modern artisan Etsy gifts, and today you’ll find elegant choices in modern holiday gifts from around the web.  

  • This Modern home craft kit is a great gift for a budding architect, aged six and up. Talk to them about style, decor, and comfort while they choose the wallpaper and paint wooden pieces of furniture. Be sure to let the child’s imagination go where it wants to go, though; even young Eichlers must make a lot of mistakes before finding their way!

  • Now you can give that treasured experience of MOMA as a gift.

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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.

A lot of holiday entertainment is emblematic of its time: Die Hard, Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and even the seemingly timeless adventures of Charlie Brown or The Grinch cannot help but put you into the mindset and flavor of the period when they were created. Two eternal holiday stories don’t seem to age, however, and those are A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker.  

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Orange County is nearly synonymous with the Segerstrom family name. You find their influence in every large cultural stop and tourist touchpoint. The Segerstroms immigrated to Orange County from Sweden, following that dream of America we are all taught in school. Starting with a meager 40 acres of land, they soon grew to be the region’s leading producer of lima beans. Their subsequent successes with other crops and slowly growing until they owned 2,500 acres of farmland, The Segerstrom family heritage is why we have the South Coast Plaza and Segerstrom Center for the Arts today.

Every building holds its own stories, and we found many interesting facts to share on how both the South Coast Plaza and Segerstrom Center became the booming centers of Orange

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