Fire Safety in Topanga

  As residents of the Canyons we know wildfires are a risk. Protecting yourself and family during a fire is always the number one priority, but there are a few things you can do to protect your home and property as well.   Stay ...
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Fall in Love with Malibu and Topanga

Southern California is known for its year-round temperate climate, which is high on our list of favorite traits about this place we’re lucky enough to call home. This doesn’t mean we don’t love everything pumpkin (spiced) just as much as the next ...
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True Happiness, Career.

When I was a little girl, around the age of 3, we moved into a house that my father built.  He was a successful contractor/engineer from Yale when he and his architect friend, Tasso Katselas, built us an incredible wood and glass architectural in ...
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The Wine & Vineyards of Malibu & Topanga

The Malibu and Topanga area has been a haven for winemakers since the early 1800s, when the Spanish general Jose Bartolome Tapia planted the first vineyard in these hills in the area known today as Serra Retreat.Today, there are more than fifty ...
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California’s Scenic Highways And What It Takes To Preserve Them

Cruising down the California coast is incredibly picturesque and it’s been memorialized in countless songs, movies and TV shows. You’d be hard pressed to find views more stunning. Maintaining these gorgeous roadways takes more than just putting down ...
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Plant it. Eat it. Put it on the wall. – Spring Garden Trends 2017

Spring gardening season has begun and here are some of the newest trends. Redesigning your yard or garden will help turn your outdoor space into an oasis and add value to your home. You’ll want a space you can enjoy all year ...
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LACMA Set For $600 Million Renovation

LACMA has just released the latest renderings for its upcoming $600 million redesign. Designer Peter Zumthor plans to knock down much of the existing buildings, and replace it with a curvy S-shaped concrete building that’s elevated off the ground and ...
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5 Strategies From The Japanese Art Of Decluttering and Organizing

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Marie Kondo movement and her book The Life­ Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Kondo’s system has households around the world reconsidering what they own and attempting to live a more zen, clutter­-free lifestyle. If you’re ...
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Unexpected Animal Friendships

If you’ve ever had a pet, you know animals have the capacity for as much, if not more, love than us humans. These unlikely friendships capture the power of love. As Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote in Le Petit Prince: “It is only with the heart that ...
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The Ancient Roots Of Malibu and Topanga Are Still Alive

Long before highways, film crews, and In 'n Out, Los Angeles County was inhabited by hundreds of thousands of Native Americans. In what is now called Malibu and Topanga, the Chumash and the Tongva thrived for thousands of years, living off the land ...
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