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Visit Napa County's Less Crowded Town of Yountville for Chandon, Bouchons & Relaxation

Apr 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Napa, and if you're in a quandary about where to stay, the small, chic, easily walkable village of Yountville is a great choice. It's not as congested as St. Helena, and there's friendly energy and picture-perfect ambience. With many charming inns and luxury boutique hotels in town, there's a pleasant detachment from reality. It's not unusual to see rock stars and the Mayor hobnobbing at a low-key wine tasting or South American jet-setting visitors strolling down the main street in a toweling robe with a glass of wine in hand.

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Nikita Malibu Reopens With New Concepts of Fine Dining on Billionaire's Beach

Apr 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Recently reopened after an extensive reimagining of its cuisine and atmosphere, Nikita Malibu has put together what the restaurant is deeming the "marriage of food and wine in a cozy, yet refined seaside architectural gem."

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Become a Member of The Thermal Club & Get Access to Private Racetracks

Apr 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you like luxury cars, have an affinity for speed and like it hot (the weather, of course), you may want to look into membership at The Thermal Club in Thermal, CA (near Palm Springs). With 4.5 miles of exclusive racetrack, the motorsports club offers fast straightaways with challenging curves, three independent courses, and a Kart Track with two independent courses.

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View the Carlyle Residences' Newest FENDI Casa-Inspired $3.2 Million Luxury Condo

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

High above the streets of Los Angeles on The Carlyle Residences' 21st floor, sits a striking luxury condominium property ready to be purchased at $3.275 million. This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom residence provides sweeping views of the north, south and east L.A., allowing plenty of natural light to fill the space during the day.

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Take a Dip in Former Oakland Raider Justin Fargas' Saltwater Pool at $2.7M Home On Market

Feb 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Justin Fargas, the celebrated Raiders running back who had a number of successful seasons from 2003 until retiring in 2010, has put his Sherman Oaks home on the market for $2.7M. The estate comes with three beds, five baths, and a number of entertainment and hosting amenities — including a screening room, putting green, gaming den, and outdoor kitchen.

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The Bugatti Dynamic Drive Experience Wants You to Push the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse to Its Limits

Feb 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Buying a Bugatti Veyron is already pretty darn cool, but the luxury car brand took it a step further by offering their customers the chance to take a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse out for a test spin — which they announced last year. Called the Bugatti Dynamic Drive Experience, four events are planned to happen annually throughout the U.S. and Canada, and according to GT Spirit, the first one of 2014 was held on California's famed Route 74.

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Only West Coast Mansion Ever Designed By Stanford White Listed At $13.9M

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Glen Oaks, a Colonial Revival mansion in Montecito built in 1895 and designed by legendary architect Stanford White, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate at $13.9M. The property is one of the most historically significant estates in the country, as it is the only residence ever designed by White on the West Coast.

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California's Catalina Island Is a Cozy and Romantic Winter Destination

Dec 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you had told me a weekend adventure out to the Californian island of Catalina would have been a good winter trip, I would have immediately disagreed and planned a warm weekend of movie theaters and indoor shopping.

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A $22M New Look for an Old Celebrity Haunt: Kona Kai Resort & Marina

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Kona Kai Resort & Marina in San Diego is going through a bit of an identity crisis; one that is taking $22 million to fully realize. Currently, when you visit the property, you can see that it remembers what it once was, sees where it wants to be, and yet — still remains a forgotten resort that quietly rests on the shores of Shelter Island.

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Tee Off at 7 of the World’s Best Golf Courses

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With lush terrains and rocky coastlines, one could easily travel from California to Australia on tour to visit the world's best golf courses. Any true golfer probably already has a personal list of dream spots, whether it's a course right around the corner or halfway around the world; but these are our seven picks for the best in the world.... Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio Drops Price by $4.1M on Beachfront Malibu Home

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Leonardo DiCaprio may be a star on screen but it seems he has a tough time in the world of real estate. Back in 2002 he bought a beachfront home in Malibu for $6 million and listed the home as a rental for $75,000 a month in May 2012. By November the home was listed for sale at $23 million, only to be thrown back to rental status for the same monthly cost as before.... Read More

America's Most Expensive Real Estate Markets

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Million Dollar Listing

Billionaires have been proving that dropping thousands for each square foot of a luxury home isn't out of the question, with some market prices reaching record-breaking heights — like America's most expensive home in Greenwich, Connecticut (going for $190M). Considering Greenwich is known to attract Wall Street tycoons, it's not too surprising to see such a high-priced property up for grabs, but it did get us thinking about where in America you can find the most expensive real estate markets.... Read More

Modern California Home Features Layered Reflecting Pools, Ocean Views and Glass Walls

May 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Mid-century modern architecture tends to feature wide open floor plans and tons of windows, intending to bring the outdoors in — sometimes walls will even be made entirely of glass. One can see these modern homes all over the California coast, which is why it's often called the California Modern style, and The Strand in Dana Point is a shining example.... Read More

San Diego County Fair Concert Schedule Announced

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

We're quickly coming up on fair season and the "World's Finest City," San Diego, has one fine county fair as well. Still, the biggest draws to the San Diego County Fair are the outdoor concerts which are normally free to enter with the price of admission to the fair. Even more impressive is that the venue gets some seriously big-name bands considering the price and the smallish stage. I even saw my favorite band, Weezer, there. For free. Seriously.... Read More

Spring Busker Festival Brings a Bizarre Cast of Characters to Seaport Village

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

There’s just a bit more time left until spring will be upon us and the beautiful 75 and sunny San Diego weather will return. This March, Seaport Village will be holding the Spring Busker Festival—the only festival of its kind in Southern California. What’s a Busker you ask?...... Read More

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