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FOODIE CORNER

New Eats on the Block

We are fortunate to live and work in neighborhoods with such a strong and diverse foodie scene. New arrivals Mizlala in West Adams and The Swift Cafe in Leimert Park are joining established favorites like View Park’s Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen and Stuff I Eat in Inglewood. Over the past few months there have been a number of exciting announcements and openings that you may have missed but fear not! We’re here to keep you in the know. Read on and enjoy!

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HOLIDAY CORNER

Spooktacular Halloween Fun

The list of reasons why we love Halloween is endless – pumpkin carving, spooky decor, fun costumes, trick or treating and last but not least, the abundance of amazing themed events around the city. From haunted hayrides to street parties, read on for our guide to some of the best Halloween events this year.

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DESIGNER TIPS AND TRICKS

Terror-rific Tips to Decorate Your Home This Halloween

Oh my gourd Halloween’s almost upon us! It’s the time of year where even the most fearful of us celebrate all things that go bump in the night. Here at AOTCH, we really get in the Halloween spirit from costumes to home decor. Read on to see some of our favorite DIY tricks to treat your home.

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HEALTHY EATS

A New Healthy Arrival in Leimert Park

As foodies, we love eating in our local neighborhoods so naturally we were so excited to hear about the opening of a new health-focused eatery in Leimert Park called Swift Cafe.

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ARCHITECTURE CORNER

LA’s Architectural Gems – Paul R. Williams

This edition of our LA Architectural Gems series celebrates the work of LA native Paul R. Williams, a pioneering African American architect who designed numerous iconic buildings in the city. During an age when racial prejudice was strong, he overcame barriers to become known as the architect to the stars, designing homes for Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball and as well as the brilliant mind behind the conceptual design and redesign of many iconic L.A. landmarks such as the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building on West Adams Blvd in Jefferson, the Shrine Auditorium near USC and the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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ACTIVITY CORNER

Family-Friendly Fun This Fall

Fall is upon us – not that you can tell from the hot weather! But hey, we can pretend, right? To help give you the traditional autumn feels, we’ve picked a few activities to do with the family over the next couple of months. So grab your scarf, sweater and boots and enjoy!

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MUSEUM CORNER

The Art Season is Here!

Fall is known as the ‘Art Season’ and this autumn is no exception. From rarely seen works by acclaimed artists and filmmakers to explorations of key moments in world history, there are enough exhibitions to fill your calendar from now until Christmas! We’ve highlighted a few that we think are worth checking out around the city.

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GARDENING CORNER

Make the Most of Your Garden This Fall

Fall is a great time to think about garden maintenance. Take stock of what has gone well and what hasn’t and also plan for the seasons ahead. We share a few ideas and tips, including how to receive a rebate up to $15,000 from the LADWP, to help make the most of your outdoor space in the coming months.

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LITERARY CORNER

Celebrating National Read a Book Day with Our Favorite Books

What’s your favorite book? A question that often strikes fear in the heart of our insecurities and has us scrambling for a smart answer. But a book is a book. It enriches, entertains, teaches and, most importantly, our favorite speaks to us. So on National Read a Book Day we at Ahead of the Curve Homes our proud to say these are ours.

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EVENT CORNER

Our Picks for Labor Day Weekend in LA

As we all know Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer although living in LA we are fortunate to experience summer all year round. That said, it doesn’t stop us from truly embracing the three-day weekend spirit with pool parties, festivals and family BBQs. To help you make the most of it, we’ve rounded up a few of the best things to do in the city this weekend. Have a great one!

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Erica Lockhart – DRE 01763313
Lorin Ruttenberg – DRE 01309588
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