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With the 89th Academy Awards ceremony just around the corner, people are gearing up for some fun for the big night. While some spectators are assembling Oscar-worthy outfits for a night of champagne and big-screen entertainment at one of the many viewing parties offered around town, others are preparing for a cozy spot on the couch in front of the living room TV. No matter what your viewing plans are, we can all agree that on Oscar night, it's all about the ambiance. In honor of the occasion, here are some of our top listings with incredible spaces for enjoying the show.

1041 Laurel Way | Beverly Hills

Set just north of Sunset Boulevard, you'll feel like you're right in the midst of the Hollywood glamour and action without ever having

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They had us at diamond swizzle sticks. DreamMaker, a Houston-based experiential luxury travel company, recently unveiled their latest offering: Passport to 50, a private around-the-world jet package for billionaires with the travel bug—and 49 of their nearest and dearest.

Offered at $13,875,000, the trip will cover a staggering 20 destinations in 20 days, with plenty of onboard entertainment to help pass the time between landings. Boasting a one-to-one ratio of guests to staff, a master sommelier and gourmet chef, lucky passengers will be treated to onboard hypnotherapy, Reiki healing, and acupuncture to ease the jetlag, along with activities like inflight yoga, fashion shows, and a charity poker tournament with the world’s top-ranked player. In

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“The Happiest Place On Earth” just got even happier for nostalgia junkies with a penchant for haute cuisine. Disneyland’s highly anticipated, high-end restaurant, 21 Royal, is now accepting reservations.

Perched above Royal Street in New Orleans Square, the exclusive eatery—modeled after plans for an apartment intended for Walt Disney and his wife Lillian—is as elegant as any four star restaurant and comes with the added bonus of easy access to Pirates of the Caribbean. For a cool $15,000—including tax, gratuity, valet, and park admission—you and 11 lucky guests can enjoy an intimate cocktail reception, custom seven-course menu with sommelier selected wines, and dessert on a balcony primed for enjoying the park’s magical nighttime entertainment.

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White sand beaches. Crystal clear waters. Exquisite coral reefs. And puppies!?!? Just when we thought Turks and Caicos couldn’t possibly get any dreamier, we discovered Potcake Place, a volunteer-run organization that rescues stray Potcake pups and offers canine-friendly vacationers a little oceanside cuddle time. 

Located in Grace Bay on the north shore of Providenciales (also known as the world’s best beach), the organization fosters an average of 50 Potcakes at a time, all eagerly awaiting forever homes. Typically a mix of Labrador, German Shepherd, and Fox Hound Terrier, the cuddly canines take their name from the leftover grub locals would feed them from the bottom of their cooking pots... and they’re just about the cutest things we’ve ever

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The most love-filled holiday of the year is just around the corner, and with it comes lots of romance, inspiring declarations of love and other sentiments of affection. If you're looking to impress your sweetheart with a charming, unforgettable offering to show you care, The Agency's list of gifts is sure to leave a lasting impression on your beloved beau.

Tequila Casa Dragones Joven

This Valentine's Day, give your tequila lover a personalized bottle of Tequila Casa Dragones Joven, a special gift that they'll truly love. Each personalized bottle is hand-scripted by an expert calligrapher with the recipient's name or a personalized message on the label for a unique touch. Tequila Casa Dragones Joven is a master blend of 100% Blue Agave

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On Saturday, Feb. 4, The Agency celebrated the launch of its new office in Punta de Mita, Mexico. Hosted by partners Alejandro Aldrete, Mauricio Umansky, Jorge Gomez, and Mauricio Oberfeld, the event drew a lively mix of agents and friends from Los Angeles and Los Cabos for a festive night
of food, drinks, and merriment at the site of the new office, located within Los Veneros Resort Residences and Beach Club—and boasting a pretty incredible ocean view.

Exquisitely executed by coordinator Ana Aldrete in conjunction with The Agency Punta de Mita Special Events and Hospitality Services and decorator Lupe Wulff from Artell, Enrique Chang, and Ro’Wo Galeria, the lush grounds were decked out in vibrant textiles and comfy lounge furniture for a festive

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As you taxi into the city from Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport, rickety buildings, buzzing motorbikes, and gorgeous pastels overwhelm the senses. The capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city, Hanoi is rich in history and bursting with energy, a beautiful amalgamation of French Colonial architecture, ancient pagodas, wide boulevards and narrow streets laced with the aroma of some of the best street food in the country. A more intimate and approachable alternative to sprawling Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi is a fabulous starting point for a trip to Vietnam. 

SLEEP IN STYLE → Book a stay at Sofitel Legend Metropole, located steps from the opera house in Hanoi's French Quarter. The historic hotel, which opened in 1901, has hosted such luminaries as

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Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your February.

DON'T MISS → Modernism Week in Palm Springs, one of the most popular events of the year. Running Feb. 16-26, enjoy many different events like double decker bus architectural tours, midcentury modernism shows, art shows, educational events, lectures, parties, and much more. This year's celebration will include more than 100 featured events, including our top picks: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 and O'Donnell Home 1 Tour, Desert X Exhibition Preview with Artist Panel, Finishing Touches First Look: The Christopher Kennedy Compound, Cocktails at Tiffany's, and Beyond "Poolside Gossip". 

DRINK HERE → Greenbar Distillery hosts weekly cocktail classes throughout the

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In his latest column for MarketWatch, The Agency’s Edward Fitz weighs in on how the L.A. housing market may be losing momentum in residential sales this year. Although 2016 ended on a high note with two residential sales surpassing the $100 million mark, and several other multi-million dollar deals being closed, the number of overall sales hit a decline toward the end of the year. A large factor to consider is that the average home is unaffordable for most Los Angeles County residents, which makes homeownership seem like an unattainable goal for many.

According to the California Association of Realtors Affordability Index Third Quarter Report for 2016, the median home price in L.A. County was $536,720, an amount that only 26% of residents in the

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The Agency was thrilled to sponsor the 6th Annual Winter Wine Classic, a lively event showcasing more than 100 classic California wines from some of the state's most celebrated winemaking masters. Held Saturday, January 21 in Santa Barbara, the capital of Southern California's wine country, the event was one of many in the "California Wine Festival" series, hosted at various locations across the state each year.

The Winter Wine Classic took place steps from the ocean under a heated tent at The Fess Parker Resort, where two acoustic guitarists set the mood with California-inspired melodies. The VIP crowd, donning The Agency-branded, red bracelets, enjoyed a more intimate first hour, sipping selections from California's notable wineries and dining on

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