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The Best Christmas Events in Los Angeles | December 2021

Happy holidays from The Hollywood Home! With just eight days left of 2021, you may be looking for special events and fun things to do with friends and family as the year comes to a close. It’s that magical time of year again and so I’ve compiled a list of wonderful holiday events from dazzling light displays to ice skating at Dodger Stadium and L.A. Live, holiday movies, live performances, and more, to last you until New Year’s Eve and beyond. As always, be sure to check COVID vaccine or negative test requirements for any event you plan on attending and stay safe out there.

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The Best Christmas Dinners To-Go in Los Angeles

In 2020 there’s really no place like home for the holidays. We all deserve a restful and peaceful time this holiday season. So take a load off, put your feet up, and order from some of Los Angeles’s best restaurants this Christmas. Here are our picks for the top options throughout our great city. It’s a great way to support your favorite local restaurants and to have a relaxing, mostly dish-free evening. Make sure to call ahead to confirm availability. Happy holidays from The Hollywood Home!

Photo courtesy of Jane Q.

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Home for the Holidays: Baking with Milk Bar’s award-winning chef and owner, Christina Tosi

As we near the end of 2021, I wanted to take a moment to thank my readers, colleagues, clients, friends, and family for and incredible year and invite you to join me for a special and exclusive virtual event, Home for the Holidays: Baking with Milk Bar’s award-winning chef and owner, Christina Tosi, on Saturday, December 11th.

I am thrilled to be able to extend this invitation in appreciation of your loyalty and trust in the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

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Laurel Canyon Oasis Listed for $1,065,000 | 8319 Kirkwood Drive

This wonderfully bright and airy two bedroom home in Laurel Canyon hits the market at a great price just above $1 million dollars, incredibly rare for this neighborhood and rarer still for Wonderland Elementary School District.

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Halloween Happenings in Los Angeles & Southern California | October 2021

It’s spooky season again and, unlike last year, trick-or-treating and in-person special events are back throughout Southern California! Below I’ve curated a list of all the best Halloween in-person events in Los Angeles, with some safety measures in place, of course. Haunted houses (and hayrides), classic horror film screenings, scary day and night hikes, decked out theme parks, and many more spooky things to do this weekend. Happy Halloween, Los Angeles! Stay safe, stay scary.

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Reimagined Home from ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Lists in Hollywood | 1428 N Genesee Ave.

Just in time for Halloween and just south of Sunset Boulevard, the iconic home of “Nancy Thompson” in Wes Craven’s legendary slasher A Nightmare on Elm Street hits the market in Hollywood’s Spaulding Square neighborhood. Offers are due by midnight on October 31st!

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Pumpkin Spice Soup Perfect for the Holidays & Colder Winter Months

With the holidays on the horizon, you may be turning to recipes that add a a dose of comfort and soul to the end of your work day. Look no further than this calming pumpkin spice soup that is absolutely perfect as a solo side dish this fall and winter that’s also always a hit with friends and family and that can be gussied up to serve as a filling entree. It’s a soup for all seasons! Perhaps my favorite aspect of this incredibly easy dish is that you can be adventurous with it. And, most likely, you have all the ingredients already in your pantry and fridge.

While “pumpkin spice” has become something of a cliché, it’s done so for good reason. People love it. The curry and white pepper add an authentic zest and flavor to this creamy pumpkin soup. You can also spice it up for a more piquant depth of flavor with turmeric or cumin. I’ve also occasionally added some Italian seasoning or sage or basil from the garden. Feel free to experiment or keep the soup as written. Switch out the chicken stock with chicken bone broth for an added boost of collagen, or if you do not have evaporated milk on hand use heavy cream, half & half, or for more of an Indian vibe go with a can of coconut milk. Top with julienned basil or chopped cilantro, toasted pine nuts, a drizzle of chili oil or a lovely arbequina olive oil. Or nothing at all! With this soup you cannot go wrong! And if you’re thinking of additions to make this soup more of an entree than an appetizer, I suggest adding shredded chicken, corn, or potatoes.

Enjoy!

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Labor Day Weekend at LACMA | September 2021

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It’s nearly the end of summer – can you believe it? – and if you are staying in town this long Labor Day Weekend, you may wondering what special events or things to do are happening out there in our great city of Los Angeles. LACMA has a full weekend slate of incredible exhibitions, live jazz music, captivating talks, art activities and more to keep you occupied this weekend. That is, if you are not too tempted by the lure of the beach.

The Best Special Events in Los Angeles | August 2021

As summer winds down – or is it only just heating up? – there are plenty of special events happening in Los Angeles this August to keep you busy and cool, both indoors and out. Take a look below at some of my selections for the best summer events this August 2021.

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L.A.’s Best Virtual & In-Person Events This Weekend | Feb. 19 – Feb 21

Los Angeles’s best virtual and in-person events this weekend in February include drive-in film screenings, drive-through food festivals, art exhibitions, conversations with artists, the return of the L.A. Zoo, and so much more. What are your plans for this warm, sunny, but possibly windy weekend in L.A.?

Richard Heller Gallery presents “I’ll Wake Up Older,” the first solo show in California from Hunter Potter. (Photo courtesy of the gallery and artist.)

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