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Urban Retreat in Melrose Village Walker’s Paradise | 623 N Sierra Bonita Ave

This extraordinarily private urban retreat in Hollywood’s Melrose Village neighborhood is a Spanish-style pool home with modern updates mixed with classic vintage details by Los Angeles design firm bettershelter.

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Stunning Spanish-Style Sanctuary in the Hollywood Hills | 2315 El Contento Dr

This gorgeous Spanish-style sanctuary in the Hollywood Hills is located just minutes from noted theaters, restaurants, Los Angeles nightlife, and the Hollywood Bowl, but you’ll feel a world away from city life at this walled and gated golden era oasis where on a clear day the views stretch out all the way to the Pacific.

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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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Golden Era Condo at the Legendary El Cabrillo in Hollywood | 1834 Grace Avenue

Live like a Golden Era starlet at this superb condominium located in the legendary El Cabrillo Complex in the heart of Hollywood. And with a high walk score of 95, the property is considered a “walker’s paradise” perfect for strolling to the Sunday Farmers Market, Pantages, and so much more. Long considered one of Hollywood’s most fashionable addresses, this ultra-famous Spanish Colonial Revival landmark was designed by architects Arthur and Nina Zwebell 1927-1928 and commissioned by movie mogul Cecil B. DeMille.

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For Lease: Light, Bright, & Renovated 1/1 in Miracle Mile | $2,600/mo.

This beautifully renovated 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment truly feels like a home. Spacious and light filled with hillside Views, Generous living room, Sunny eat in kitchen with newer appliances including a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, built-in microwave. Updated bath, serene bedroom, shared outdoor space. Garage with direct access entry. Separate laundry room & extra space for a studio, office or storage. High walk score of 89. Minutes to The Grove, LACMA, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, La Brea Ave Art Galleries, shops and restaurants.

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Amazing Architectural with Style & Substance Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before | 1737 N Curson Ave.

This absolutely amazing architectural home at the base of the Hollywood Hills has style, design, and finishes like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Hidden from the street, next door to the Wattles Gardens, this incredible compound was inspired by Barragan, Neimeyer, and Mexican Colonial architecture.

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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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