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FOODIE CORNER

Restaurant Pop Ups

After a tough year for the restaurant industry, many small businesses turned to a new and revolutionary way of serving their creations—the Pop-Up. Without the pressure of an expensive lease and limited capacity, restaurants are turning to pop-ups and Instagram pre-orders to make a name for themselves. These exciting new spots can be found around town in parking lots, shopping centers, and various locations announced via social media. Here’s a list of some of our favorite spots open now in LA:

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DESIGNER TIPS & TRICKS

Top 7 Kitchen Trends 2021

For the better part of last year, many of us spent more time at home than ever before, and the ways in which we cook, entertain, work and relax in our homes changed significantly. The kitchen has become the most multifunctional and used room of any house, from doubling up as open-plan living rooms to makeshift home offices. Now, the look and function of kitchens are changing, too. We’ve highlighted seven design trends we expect to see in kitchens this year.

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ACTIVITY CORNER

The Return of the Cultural Experience – Our Guide to LA Museum Reopenings 

As LA County continues to reopen, we are so excited that our cultural institutions can return. Museums and galleries are now allowed to open their doors to indoor visitors for the first time in a year with COVID safety protocols in place. Excitingly, there are new exhibitions on offer and we can’t wait to see them. We have rounded up the latest reopening information for our favorite museums below. Go forth and enjoy safely!

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LOCAL FAVORITES

Our Favorite Local Women-Owned Businesses>/br>

In honor of Women’s History Month, and just generally celebrating women, we’ve assembled a list of 10 local women-owned businesses that we think you should check out. If you don’t see one of your favorites, let us know and we’ll add them to our list. Enjoy!

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DESIGNER TIPS & TRICKS

8 Closet Organization Ideas to Help Maximize Your Storage Space

A clean, organized closet streamlines your morning routine, helps reduce stress, and all that extra space gives you an excuse to expand your wardrobe (or at least try new combinations of what you already own). Make the most of your space with our eight storage tips below.

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IN THE KNOW

COVID-19 & The City: What’s the Latest?

The past year in Los Angeles has been filled with reopenings and rollbacks but with the lifting of the regional stay-at-home order at the end of January, together with a larger rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, it feels like we’re taking tentative steps towards normalcy. That said, finding out how, where and when you get the vaccine or understanding what’s open versus what’s not, is proving a little bit difficult to figure out so we thought we would sum it all up in our guide below.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

African American Heritage in LA

The city of Los Angeles has a rich, diverse history in which African Americans have long played a significant role. We have selected a list of historical and cultural highlights that we think are worth checking out, including one that is near and dear to our hearts, Leimert Park. While a number of these institutions are temporarily closed due to the pandemic, we hope that you will be able to visit them later in the year.

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REAL ESTATE CORNER

Thinking About Buying a New Home Before You Sell Your Existing One? Here’s What you Need to Know

You need to move, and you need to purchase a new home – but you haven’t sold your old one yet. Trying to make an offer on a new home before you’re out of the one you’re in can be difficult, if not next to impossible, in today’s market. So which should you do first: do you start by selling your home to play it safe and potentially deal with moving twice? Or should you buy the house of your dreams now and risk paying two mortgages until you sell? We outline what you should consider in this process.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

10 Black-Owned Interior Designers You Should Know

In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating the work of black interior designers from across the country. In an industry not known for its diversity, these talented individuals are real groundbreakers and gamechangers. We encourage you to follow them on social media, share their work and seek them out if you want to hire a designer. Let’s spread the word and if we’ve missed your favorite designer, let us know and we’ll add them to our list.

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DESIGNER TIPS & TRICKS 

Interior Design Trends 2021 – 8 Big Looks for the New Year

There are plenty of reasons to look forward to 2021, especially when it comes to the home. After a year where we spent more time than ever at home, the new year is an opportunity to bring comfort and creativity to our living spaces. From luxurious finishes to stylish home office design, these are eight of the biggest interior design trends for 2021.

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Erica Lockhart – DRE 01763313
Lorin Ruttenberg – DRE 01309588
Compass is a licensed real estate broker licensed by the state of California and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.