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The latest real estate news and insights for Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego.

Things to Do This Summer
Things to Do This Summer

Whether leisurely or action-packed, San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe cater to all your summertime amusement needs.

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Welcome to Rancho Del Lago
Welcome to Rancho Del Lago

Rancho Del Lago is the ULTIMATE in luxury, promising the best of what the Southern California lifestyle has to offer.

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Transform Your Master Bathroom Into a Home Spa With These 9 Upgrades
Transform Your Master Bathroom Into a Home Spa With These 9 Upgrades

After the last year, who wouldn’t want to relax at a spa? With a few simple upgrades, you can create the relaxing atmosphere of your favorite spa r...

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7 Home Design Trends Hitting San Diego in 2021
7 Home Design Trends Hitting San Diego in 2021

After a challenging year, it’s no surprise that San Diego’s home design trends have been affected by the same changes and struggles we’ve all exper...

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WINE Not Make Everyday WINE-sday? It’s WINE O’Clock Somewhere!
WINE Not Make Everyday WINE-sday? It’s WINE O’Clock Somewhere!

Find out why its easy to say "Sip Sip, Horray!" at 4888 El Nido in Rancho Santa Fe.

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Five Reasons Why You Need A Stellar “Wine Vault”
Five Reasons Why You Need A Stellar “Wine Vault”

Wine VAULTS are ALL the rage, find out five reasons why!

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The One & Only: One Paseo
The One & Only: One Paseo

If you decide to head over to the most “Instagram-worthy” plaza in North County, here are a few of our favorite recommendations at The One & Only: ...

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Welcome to Rancho Pacifica: 5-Star Living
Welcome to Rancho Pacifica: 5-Star Living

From the breathtaking views to the resort-style estates, here is a list of Five Reasons Residents Consider Rancho Pacifica: 5-STAR LIVING.

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20 Restaurant-Style Recipes to Cook at Home
20 Restaurant-Style Recipes to Cook at Home

Ditch the takeout. These restaurant-style recipes will add sophistication to any meal.

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Sip By The Sea This Summer
Sip By The Sea This Summer

Aperol Spritz Season is in session, check out our full list of where to SIP By The Sea This Summer & WHAT to order!

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Local Restaurant The Crack Shack Stepping Up To The PLATE
Local Restaurant The Crack Shack Stepping Up To The PLATE

From outdoor, open-air, socially-distant dining to QR Code Systems, check out how The Crack Shack Encinitas is stepping up to the PLATE.

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The Bridges: A Taste of Italy in The Ranch
The Bridges: A Taste of Italy in The Ranch

From the amazing location to the one-of-a-kind golf course, here is a complete “Menu of Amenities,” detailing the breadth of incredible elements en...

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How to Put The “BOOM” In Your Zoom Room!
How to Put The “BOOM” In Your Zoom Room!

From Zoom Etiquette to aesthetically pleasing backdrops, here is a detailed list instructing all of you: HOW TO Put The “BOOM” In Your Zoom Room!

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"B" In The Know
"B" In The Know

Check out what Sotheby's is up to!

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Five Reasons Residents Love the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant
Five Reasons Residents Love the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

From its Michelin Star Restaurants, to its lush landscaping, here is a list of Five Reasons Residents LOVE The Rancho Santa Fe Covenant!

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10 Good Reads During Downtime
10 Good Reads During Downtime

Whether you’re looking for an educational read or fictional escape, these 10 books are sure to keep you entertained!

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Five Fabulous Fairbanks Ranch Features
Five Fabulous Fairbanks Ranch Features

From the luxury lifestyle location, to the safety, privacy and resort-like amenities- check out WHY residents absolutely love to live in this Gatsb...

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5 Pup Pointers For Luxxy Pooch Parents
5 Pup Pointers For Luxxy Pooch Parents

From serving your dogs filtered water, to knowing doggie diet "no no's,", check out these pup pointers from Holli Lienau of "Holli"day Anyday!

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5 Best at-Home Workouts
5 Best at-Home Workouts

Whether you need to find your inner peace or get your blood pumping, these five workouts are great ways to stay active.

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What's Up In San Diego & What's Open!
What's Up In San Diego & What's Open!

From Beaches to Farmers Markets, Check out what has reopened in San Diego!

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What San Diego Grocery Stores Are Doing For Us
What San Diego Grocery Stores Are Doing For Us

During this uncertain time, San Diego area grocery stores—local neighborhood staples and national chains alike—are taking extensive measures to pro...

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5 Keys to Keep Calm
5 Keys to Keep Calm

From sticking to a schedule to doing yoga, check out these tips to help keep calm.

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A Parent's Pandemic Survival Guide
A Parent's Pandemic Survival Guide

From baking to Pinterest, check out these 5 tips to keep your littles occupied!

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How to Make a Positive Impact in Your Community
How to Make a Positive Impact in Your Community

From supporting local businesses to fostering a forever friend, here are 5 things that we can ALL do to make a positive impact TODAY!

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Making Your Garden Grow With Jackie and the Beanstalk
Making Your Garden Grow With Jackie and the Beanstalk

From Farm-to-Table benefits to gardening tips for beginners, Jackie And The Beanstalk gives us an overview of all things horticulture, and HOW TO g...

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An Open Letter to All Essential Workers
An Open Letter to All Essential Workers

Dear ALL Essential Workers, THANK YOU for ALL that you do, for your insurmountable courage and unwavering dedication to the health, safety and wel...

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5 Takeaways of Living Through a Pandemic
5 Takeaways of Living Through a Pandemic

In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, we found a few silver linings.

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5 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Quaran-time
5 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Quaran-time

From health and wellness to organization and fitness, check out our tips to make the most of your time spent at home.

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5 Most Highly-Anticipated San Diego Restaurants Opening This Year
5 Most Highly-Anticipated San Diego Restaurants Opening This Year

San Diego is beloved for its gorgeous beaches and sunny weather, but it’s also an up-and-coming foodie destination.

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5 Best Valentine's Day Events in North County San Diego
5 Best Valentine's Day Events in North County San Diego

From screenings of classic films to delicious dinners, here are the top ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in North County San Diego.

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4 Best North County San Diego Beaches to Visit This Winter
4 Best North County San Diego Beaches to Visit This Winter

One of the best parts about living in Southern California is its beaches, and with an average winter high of 66 degrees Fahrenheit, there’s nothing...

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Skating by the Sea at Hotel del Coronado: Everything You Need to Know
Skating by the Sea at Hotel del Coronado: Everything You Need to Know

A prized Southern California gem, Hotel del Coronado is the perfect place for a holiday getaway.

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Winter Wonderland at The Grand: Everything You Need to Know
Winter Wonderland at The Grand: Everything You Need to Know

As one of Del Mar’s most prestigious luxury hotel establishments, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is known for its opulence—especially at Christmastime.

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Sotheby’s Market Leaders NYC 2019
Sotheby’s Market Leaders NYC 2019

This elite group of professionals, of which I am a member, represents the most luxurious properties in Sotheby’s magnificent international collection.

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4 Can't-Miss Holiday Concerts in North County San Diego
4 Can't-Miss Holiday Concerts in North County San Diego

Get in the Christmas spirit with these four musical events.

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5 Best Thanksgiving Dinners Near Solana Beach
5 Best Thanksgiving Dinners Near Solana Beach

For a Thanksgiving feast without all the clean-up, try one of these delicious destinations in and around Solana Beach.

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4 Family-Friendly Halloween Activities in North County San Diego
4 Family-Friendly Halloween Activities in North County San Diego

As Halloween creeps closer, these four fun activities will get your family ready for the year’s spookiest holiday.

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4 Best Al Fresco Dining Spots in Del Mar
4 Best Al Fresco Dining Spots in Del Mar

Balmy year-round temperatures and incredible Pacific Ocean views make Southern California the perfect place for an alfresco meal.

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 5 Best Resorts in North San Diego County
5 Best Resorts in North San Diego County

These five North San Diego County resorts will have you trading vacations for staycations.

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6 Relaxing Outdoor Spots in Solana Beach
6 Relaxing Outdoor Spots in Solana Beach

Whether you prefer sunbathing in the sand or sailing the open waters, these six outdoor escapes in Solana Beach will leave you feeling restored.

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7 Best Cafes in Solana Beach
7 Best Cafes in Solana Beach

These seven incredible cafes in Solana Beach will have you coming back for seconds.

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5 Kid-Friendly Activities in North County San Diego
5 Kid-Friendly Activities in North County San Diego

Family time in San Diego is a breeze for adventurers, animal lovers, or all of the above with all these kid-friendly activities.

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K. Ann Brizolis & Associates Recognized on 2019 Real Trends & Tom Ferry “The Thousand” Rankings
K. Ann Brizolis & Associates Recognized on 2019 Real Trends & Tom Ferry “The Thous...

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty congratulates K. Ann Brizolis & Associates on their inclusion on the prestigious 2019 REAL Trends & Tom Ferr...

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K. Ann Brizolis Represents Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty at the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Conference
K. Ann Brizolis Represents Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty at the Sotheby’s...

Leading Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Broker, K. Ann Brizolis was invited to participate on an expert panel focusing on how to build and s...

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4 San Diego Design Trends Making the International Scene
4 San Diego Design Trends Making the International Scene

Home designs are becoming popular throughout the country and the globe. To stay on top of trends this year, be sure to incorporate some of these st...

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4 Reasons to Love Fairbanks Ranch
4 Reasons to Love Fairbanks Ranch

Fairbanks Ranch is an exclusive neighborhood located within San Diego County that is applauded for its manicured green spaces and proximity to the ...

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Exploring Olivenhain: 5 Characteristics that Draw In Residents
Exploring Olivenhain: 5 Characteristics that Draw In Residents

Olivenhain is a unique and culturally significant neighborhood to which luxury homeowners flock. Established on historically German lands, the comm...

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Home Buyers Flock to Rancho Pacifica: 4 Reasons Why
Home Buyers Flock to Rancho Pacifica: 4 Reasons Why

Established in 2002, the Rancho Pacifica community has continued to be a popular destination for luxury homeowners.

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RM Sotheby’s and the Annual Concours d’elegance
RM Sotheby’s and the Annual Concours d’elegance

For over 30 years, RM Sotheby's Monterey sale has been the pinnacle of the collector car auctions, known for its innovative presentation and record...

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4 Trending Colors for Your Rancho Santa Fe Luxury Bathroom Makeover
4 Trending Colors for Your Rancho Santa Fe Luxury Bathroom Makeover

Not only can an updated bathroom increase the value of your home, but it can also provide the best area for relaxation. Be sure to pair your amenit...

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