Rodeo Realty Day at The Races 2018

Rodeo Realty once again held it’s annual Day at the Races on October 18, 2018.

Rodeo Realty Day at The Races

The event took place at  Santa Anita Park-Horse Track and brought out a slew of Rodeo’s top-producing agents and team members from each of the company’s office locations. Guest were treated to a day full of food, drinks, and sportsman like fun.

 

Rodeo Realty Day at The Races

To view images from the event click here.

Weekend Events: Oct. 19th-21st

Dear Evan Hansen at The Ahmanson Theatre

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

The pumpkins are lined by the walkway with care in hopes that Jack Skellington will..sorry wrong holiday.  It’s 2 weeks until Halloween. By now you should have figured out your costume and party plans. The last worry you should have is scouring event pages for the best things to do in the weekends leading up. Well, we thought so too and rounded up another segment of this weekends top activities. So no fret, read below and….

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Oct. 19th-21st.

FRIDAY OCT. 19TH

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Baader Ginsburg

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Location: Skirball Cultural Center

Regardless of what side of the aisle your on, we can all mostly agree that RBG(Ruth Bader Ginsburg if your not for the slang) is a political Icon. And as such many works have been created in her likeness. Starting this Friday through Nov. 18th,  your invited to explore an original exhibition based on the book of the same title while viewing a range of contemporary art, archives, and more at the Skirball Cultural Center. Each gallery section will also feature a song by another cultural icon–the Notorious BIG showcasing a playful similarity between the two. For more information on the exhibit click here.

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen at The Ahmanson Theatre
Dear Evan Hansen at The Ahmanson Theatre

Location: Ahmanson Theatre, DTLA

The Broadway show everyone’s been talking about finally debuts in L.A. at the Ahmanson Theatre! In this captivating original musical, high school student Evan Hansen is thrust into social relevance after a classmate’s suicide. Benj Pasek and Justin all’s score combine well-crafted lyrics and an exciting pop sound, and Steven Levenson’s book gives all the characters shaded motives.

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“Photo Ark”

“Photo Ark”

Location: Annenberg Space for Photography, Century City

Seasoned photographer and author Joel Sartore has contributed to National Geographic magazine for over two decades. Now, Angelenos will have a chance to see a glimpse of his stunning photos of some of the world’s most threatened species with this selection of 100 large-format prints. Sartore’s Photo Ark project has brought him to over 40 countries to capture portraits of 8,000 species in his quest to catalog all of the world’s animals before they disappear. For more information click here.

SATURDAY OCT. 20TH

Harry Potter-Inspired HIGH TEA

HiSocieTea Presents Harry Potter High Tea

Location: HiSocieTea @ The W Hollywood

Suitable for Wizards and Muggles of all ages, the W Hollywood is hosting a HP Inspired High Tea this month only. With three seatings to chose from (12pm, 3pm, and 6pm), be treated with three tiers of Great Hall favorites. Sip on Liquid Luck(for adults) or Triwizard Tea for the wee ones while you enjoy Rock Cakes and themed sweets. Guest are encouraged to dress in their best magical or house pride attire. For adult libations it is $75 pp and $60 pp without. Send your owl to RSVP or click here for more info.

Oktoberfest at Pershing Square

Oktoberfest at Pershing Square

Location: Pershing Square

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Oktoberfest at Pershing Square. Taking place Oct 20-21st, the two event will feature local and Californian brews along with authentic German Ales for tasting and purchase. Of course traditional sausages, pretzels, and more tasty best will be onsite to cater the experience along with live music. General Admission is FREE, with pre-purchase and VIP tickets available here.

Front Porch Cinema Presents: The Addams Family 

The Addams Family @ Front Porch Cinema
The Addams Family @ Front Porch Cinema

Location: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky, The Addams Family! Now that that’s stuck in your head make your way to the Santa Monica Pier enjoy this film classic under the stars and with the ocean as a backdrop. The event will allow guests to relax on the Pier, with access to all the fun amenities.  This is including rides, games, food and more! So grab put on your best Wednesday or Cousin It attire and head to the pier for the ultimate movie night. Just don’t invite Debbie! Click here for more info!

SUNDAY OCT. 21ST

LA CANCER CHALLENGE 5K WALK/RUN

LACC Annual 5K

Location: UCLA

October 21, 2018 marks the 21st Annual LA Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run, the signature fundraising event of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Held on the beautiful campus of UCLA where much of the foundation’s research is conducted, So Cal’s best Halloween-themed fitness event includes a Fit Family Expo with food & beverage booths, activity tents, a stage with a huge video screen, a Candyland Kids Zone and more.  General registration includes a chip-timed event, commemorative t-shirt and custom runner’s bib. For more information and to register click here.

The Beverly Hills Art Show

BH Art Show

Location: Beverly Gardens Park

On the final day of the semi-annual BH Art Show, enjoy 4 block of art by over 245 artists from around the nation. The FREE showcase features work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking. It doesn’t hurt that the event also features a Beer & Wine Garden along with Top Choice food trucks. Skip the usual Sunday brunch and culture yourself in the 90210! Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Click here for more info.

 

What Happened When

What Happened When Presented by the Echo Theatre Co.
What Happened When Presented by the Echo Theatre Co.

Location: Atwater Village

It was a dark and stormy night for three siblings—and for audience members gathered around them. Written by Rattlestick Playwright Theater’s Daniel Talbott, this peace is described as part ghost story, part memory play. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodeo Realtys John Galich listing feat. in LA Times

Rodeo Realty agent John Galich was recently featured in the LA Times for his studio city listing.

LA Times: Home of the Week

Making the Hot Property list Home the Week, the Studio City estate is the epitome of luxe modern living inside with the beauty of traditional home features outside.

3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA

Sitting amidst a forest of tres and lush landscaping the stunning 3274 Coldwater Canyon is located in the foothills of Studio City.  Enter through a long gated driveway to more than an acre of lush grounds, pool, and breathtaking views.

3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA
3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA

The home opens from an  massive motor court, portecohere & collector 4-car garage. Inside the recent renovation has provided a sophisticated interior featuring cross-trussed beams and a wide open floor plan. The Poggenppohl kitchen and dining room are unparalleled with beautiful wood inlays, push button cabinets & Miele appliances.

3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA
3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA

The master features a sitting area, two walk-in closets and two luxurious baths with a steam shower that looks out to the city lights through a wall of glass. This grand residence also includes a state of the art media  room with fireplace, 2 en-suite bathrooms, office & wine cellar.

3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA

Heading back outdoors tucked amongst the rolling lawns and majestic oaks is a custom Airstream guest house with ultra-chic interior and a treehouse brimming with true magic.

3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA

All this completed by full home automation, dramatic outdoor lighting, and a security camera system.

Built in 1941, this listing is 3,767 square feet with three bedrooms and 3.75 bathrooms.

LOCATION: 3274 Coldwater Canyon Ave. , Studio City, 91604

Listed at $4.395 million

View this and John Galich’s other current listings by clicking here.

Rodeo Realtys Tam Nguyen supports UNICEF Event through Art

Rodeo Realtys Tam Nguyen is more than your average agent.

Rodeo Realty’s Tam Nguyen and Portrait piece “The Isabella” at the Nancy Vuu + UNICEF Charity Fashion Show

This was showcased over the weekend at the Nancy Vuu+ Unicef benefit Fashion show hosted at a beautiful Estate in the Hollywood Hills that was once featured on Million Dollar Listing.

Rodeo Realty’s Tam Nguyen at the Nancy Vuu + UNICEF Charity Fashion Show

The event was organized by Nancy Vuu, a friend of Tam, and drew in a slew of global fashion industry leaders and entertainment influencers. To show her support, Tam created a stunning Oil on Canvas portrait which was the only art piece auctioned off at the event for an astounding $5,000.

The Nancy Vuu + UNICEF Charity Fashion Show

Aptly titled “The Isabella” , the piece featured Nancy Vuu’s own daughter, Isabella in a one-of-a kind gown that was part of the designers first collection.

 

Rodeo Realty’s Tam Nguyen and Isabella Vuu at the Nancy Vuu + UNICEF Charity Fashion Show

Through the Nancy Vuu foundation, the event was able to bring additional awareness L.A. community. The Nancy Vuu foundation is a major advocate for child welfare and prides themselves on upholding the values outlined in their mission statement. 

“Our passion is for today’s youth and to reach out to the broken.  Too often a child and/or teen is stripped of their identity due to a serious illness, losing a loved one, abuse, or even poverty.  Our hope is that through creating positive experiences that can help build confidence, we will begin to unleash our children to their full potential and greatness. We welcome youth with extenuating circumstances to be a part of the NANCY VUU Family through our fashion projects to experience this tranformational culture. We also partner with numerous other charity organizations to make a bigger impact in empowering GOOD.”

UNICEF #EndTrafficking Campaign

The event was organized to raise awareness and support for the fight to end child trafficking, a global epidemic that UNICEF has incorporated into their worldwide mission. The End Trafficking Project is UNICEF USA’s initiative to raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities to take meaningful action to help protect children. In partnership with concerned individuals and groups, the End Trafficking Project aims to bring us all closer to a day when there are no exploited children.

 

If you wish to get involved in charitable efforts to end trafficking and support the betterment of child welfare visit the Nancy Vuu or UNICEF foundation pages  by clicking the links below.

Out and About: East L.A. Edition

We know what your thinking, East L.A. edition? Isn’t that a bit broad. And where is East L.A.? Isn’t everything past WEHO just L.A? This edition is for the locals, your where’s where of places to dine, shop, and see as a true Angeleno would care to do.

On the list of up-and-coming neighborhoods you can relocate to, we share with you East L.A.’s most noteworthy stops to the best restaurants in Los Feliz.  You’ll wonder why you don’t step outside your zip code more often.

Morning

Skylight Books

Swing by the airy Skylight Books and peruse the independent shop’s well-curated staff picks for some morning reading material, then take your paperback of choice up the street to the small patio at caffeine-fix mainstay Bru Coffeebar. If you’re after a decadent breakfast, claim a booth and order up something from the griddle at 24/7 throwback diner Fred 62. Wait out your inevitable food coma with a $6.50 early matinee in the plush, Egyptian-style Vista Theatre.

Vista Theatre

Afternoon

Soap Planet Wacko

Work your way down Vermont Avenue and its collection of shops, from radical decor courtesy of queer feminist-owned Otherwild to an indescribable assortment of pop culture at Soap Plant Wacko. Then cross over Hollywood Boulevard and climb up to Barnsdall Art Park for a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark, the temple-like Hollyhock House.

Hollyhock House

Make your way back to the other side of town and into Griffith Park for a sandwich and slice of pie from the Trails Cafe, which overlooks the lovely Fern Dell, a shaded, rustic oasis equally stocked with relaxing strolls and hiking trailheads.

Evening

Feeling intrepid? Hike the two-mile trail up to Griffith Observatory. Otherwise, drive up and settle in for a sunset with shimmery city views from the Art Deco hilltop observatory.

Alcove Cafe

Trek back down for dinner on one of L.A.’s most idyllic patios at Alcove Cafe and Bakery, which serves up large, unfussy plates in its twinkle-lit courtyard, with top-notch whimsical cocktails at the adjoining Big Bar. Afterward, make sure to visit lounge legends Marty and Elayne at the Dresden before swinging by House of Pies for a midnight slice of banana cream pie.

House of Pies
Courtesy of: Time Out L.A.

Treat yourself: Top 5 Spas in and around L.A.

You’ve worked hard, whether your on the 9-to-5 or somewhere in between, pampering is more a necessity then a treat. With the year winding down and the workload ramping back up, we decided to round together the top 5 places to treat yourself this fall. Whether your needing a rejuvenation or relaxation, the spas below are sure to help in achieving the most zen like state.

THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, LOS ANGELES

The Ritz Carlton Spa

Downtown Los Angeles get its on own oasis of calm at this 8,000 square foot luxury spa. There are nine treatment rooms and a luxe couple’s suite, relaxation spaces and aromatherapy rooms with private plunge showers. Neutral tones accented by gold and silver embody the classic Hollywood theme. This spa sparkles, and so will your body. Take the Champagne and Shimmer Body Treatment, which begins with with an organic scrub made from the seeds of champagne grapes, followed by an application of 24- karat gold shimmering powder.

Click here for more info.

TOMOKO JAPENESE SPA

Tomoko Japanese Spa

There are some spa experiences so unforgettable, it’s hard to imagine having a better experience elsewhere. Tomoko Japanese Spa in Beverly Hills is one of those places. Founded on the principles of Japanese healing and renewal of the spirit, Tomoko offers treatments that aim to not only release tension, but renew the body with “khi” (energy). Couple treatments include sushi from Sugar Fish, a well-loved restaurant chain in Los Angeles. After treatments, guests can retreat to the main room to enjoy tea and mochi.

Click here for more information.

LARCHMONT SANCTUARY SPA

Larchmont Spa and Sanctuary

Though not as showy as its counterparts, Larchmont Sanctuary and Spa is just as special, with treatments to match. Located in a 90-year-old building under a beautiful tree, the spa feels like a cabin retreat in the heart of the city. Eight treatment rooms (2 outdoor) offer guests an opportunity to experience truly impressive pampering with all organic products. Wood tones and vibrant orange color accent the property, giving its outdoor spaces the feel of a chic cabana on the beach.

Click here for more information.

CIEL SPA at SLS Beverly Hills

Ciel Spa

From its plush white furniture to minimalist yet welcoming decor, visitors are whisked away at Ciel Spa by Pearl Wellness in the SLS Hotel. Located on one of Los Angeles’ busiest streets, the 5,000 square foot getaway provides ample opportunity to forget city life. The signature Ciel massage is otherworldly, and you can be assured that every tense spot will not stand a chance.

The Spa by Joanna Vargas at The Sunset Tower Hotel

Joanna Vargas Spa

The Spa by Joanna Vargas at Sunset Tower hotel is 2,025 square feet with six treatment rooms and five aestheticians, led by Vargas veteran Asia Vereline. Along with a celebrity clientele that counts the likes of Elizabeth Moss, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Naomi Watts as patrons, the services offered reach new heights of luxury skincare. On the menu are LED light therapy sessions, which are said to boost collagen production and promote healing; eight types of facials that use tech gadgets; green tea-spiked oxygen; and body treatments, including microdermabrasion, sunless tanning, cellulite-targeting radio frequency and L.A.-exclusive scrubs, wraps and bath soaks; as well as massages.

Click here for more information.

13 Festive Fall Beverages

Whether your hosting, pot-lucking, or just in the fall spirit-we’ve put together a list of the best beverages to try this October. So skip the generic apple cider and read below for tasty recipes sure to delight even your most ghoulish guest. 

Halloween Bloody Mary Shooters

Halloween Bloody Mary Shooters

Homemade Bloody Mary mix is topped with a layer of black vodka in these spooky shooters. They’re just the thing for getting a Halloween party started.

Vampire Vodka Cocktail

Vampire Vodka

Fit for Dracula himself! Sweet homemade grenadine serves as the “blood” in this inspired Halloween cocktail.

Click here for prep time and directions.

Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash

Plum and Thyme Prosecco

A bubbly balance of fresh fruit and sparkling wine makes this cocktail ideal for day or night.

Click here for prep time and directions.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin Pie Martini

These martinis taste like a boozy, bodacious pumpkin pie.  This cocktail is smooth, creamy, sweet and rich with nuances of pumpkin and cinnamon.

Click here for prep time and directions.

Blood-Moon Punch

Blood Moon Punch

The perfect concoction to serve to even the tiniest of terrors, the Blood Moon punch can be made sans spirits for family gatherings or spiked to appease grown up ghouls.

Click here for prep time an d directions.  

Spiced Cider Margaritas

Spiced Apple Cider Margarita

The smokiness of the mezcal perfectly complements the warming spices in the cider, yielding a complex, subtly sweet cocktail that was basically fall coziness in a glass. 100% delightful.

Click here for prep time and directions. (scroll all the way down to skim through the recipe creators cocktail origin story)

Ghost in the Graveyard Cocktail

Ghost in the Graveyard

Serve up a little black magic in the form of a cocktail made with vodka that’s as dark as night — with a scoop of ghostly-white vanilla ice cream floating on top.

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Long Island Apple Iced Tea

Long Island Apple Iced Tea

A long island classic turned fall inspired with apples and apple cider to enjoy all fall and winter.

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The Peddler’s Moon

Its namesake comes from the Stephen King classic “The Dark Tower,” and its flavors are inspired by late summer and early fall.

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Apple Bobber Bourbon Punch

Apple Bobber Punch

This Halloween classic game turned festive libation is sure to please with its blend of crisp apple and soft notes of bourbon.

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CANDY CORN MARTINI

Candy Corn Martini

Whether your a candy corn lover or hater, nothing screams hallows eve or day quite like candy corn. This trick-or-treat essential turned cocktail is a Halloween must for those opting to sip their treats instead of snack.

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Garden-of-Evil Punch

Garden of Evil Punch

Beckoning jewel-toned fruits are cleverly frozen into a block of ice using a cake pan, then floated atop a Halloween punch spiked with sake and plum wine. Pomegranate juice gives the drink a very apt blood-red hue.

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All Hail the “Pumpkin Keg”

If your not one for festive cocktails then no fret! Select your favorite seasonal beer or lager and bring out your inner craftsmen with this how to for the perfect Pumpkin Keg.

The “Pumpkin Keg”

Click here for prep time and directions.

 

WHETHER YOUR ON HOSTING DUTY FOR THE EVENING OR SIMPLY LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT TREAT TO PAIR WITH YOUR FAVORITE SCARY MOVIE, WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OR FESTIVE SUGGESTIONS. REMEMBER TO DRINK RESPONSIBLY AND MAYBE CUT YOURSELF OFF THE CANDY AFTER A HANDFUL OR SO!

Economic update for the week ending October 13, 2018

New York Stock Exchange

Stocks have largest weekly loss since March – Stock markets ended higher on Friday after six straight losing sessions to end the week with the largest weekly loss in seven months. Investors feared rising interest rates, trade war concerns with China, and rising international pressures after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth expectations for next year. Friday, a report showed that inflation grew less than expected, which calmed investors. Next week, third quarter earnings are going to begin to be reported. Analysts expect those to be up over 20% from last year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 25,339.99,  down from 26,447.05 last week. It is up 2.5% year-to-date.  The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,767.13, down from 2,885.57 last week. It’s up 3.5% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 7,496.89, down from 7,788.45 last week. It’s up 8.6% year-to-date.

Treasury Bond Yields lower this week –  Bond yields dropped this week after reaching multi-year highs last week. The 10-year Treasury bond closed the week yielding 3.15%, down from 3.23% last week. The 30-year Treasury bond yield ended the week at 3.32%, down from 3.40% last week. We watch treasury bond yields because mortgage rates follow bond yields.

Mortgage rates at highest level in 8 years  – The October 11, 2018 Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate average was 4.90%, up sharply from 4.71%  last week. The 15-year fixed was 4.29%, up from 4.15% last week. The 5-year ARM was 4.07%, up from 4.01% last week. Bond yields dropped later in the week. Next weeks mortgage rates will be slightly lower.

Inflation tame in September – The consumer price index (CPI) rose just 0.1% for the month in September, and 2.3% from one year ago. That was below expectations of 0.2%, and 2.4%.

Have a great weekend!