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From Caribbean villas to California coastal charmers, there’s no better way to ring in 2019 than with a stylish winter getaway to a world-class—not to mention warm-weather—travel destination. Here’s a look at six luxury vacation rentals around the world where you can warm up to the new year in style.


Located toward the southern end of Long Bay’s three-mile, white sand beach, this exquisite Caribbean escape, represented by Ian Hurdle, showcases over 12,000 square feet of exceptional living space. With over two acres of lush landscape and 155 feet of beach frontage, the villa captures a sense of peace and calm with all the amenities one would expect of a luxury resort. Featuring seven bedrooms with private

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Every year, the trusted color experts at Pantone search the world over for exciting color influences in anticipation of selecting their highly anticipated Color of the Year; a lively and innovative shade that will set the tone (no pun intended!) for the year to come.

The color gurus have spoken, and Pantone Color of the Year 2019 is PANTONE 16-1546: Living Coral.

“Living Coral is an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone,” say the color experts at Pantone on their website. “We get energy from nature. Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting

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It’s no secret our agents represent some of the world’s most awe-inspiring architectural gems; from midcentury modern marvels to sleek contemporary estates. Here’s a look at six stunning Los Angeles residences with enviable architectural pedigrees.


Soaring above the vast Chatsworth reservoir nature preserve on a completely private promontory, this iconic midcentury modern architectural estate, represented by Craig Knizek and Barrie Livingstone, is among the most recognized celebrity homes in America. Built in 1949 by William Perera, it is one of only four homes designed by the master architect. Flooded with natural light and surrounded by glass walls, the home showcases 360-degree panoramic views of the valley and

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From a glamorous, Gatsby-inspired twilight open in Bel Air to a star-studded soirée celebrating our 25th office opening in Downtown Los Angeles, 2018 was one for the books. As we set our sights on 2019, here’s a look back at our favorite parties of the year.

642 PERUGIA WAY PARTY - If Jay Gatsby threw a party in 2018, it would look a lot like James Harris, David Parnes and Mauricio Umansky’s epic twilight open at this stunning architectural estate in Bel Air. Flapper dancers performed on the pool terrace while aerial acrobats dazzled, pouring champagne for thirsty guests against a backdrop of the glimmering city lights.

THE CASTLE VIP LAUNCH EVENT - The Agency and hosts Paul Lester and Sandro Dazzan pulled out all the stops for the grand

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The Agency Development Group has been selected to exclusively represent marketing and sales for two of South Florida’s newest, most exceptional residential offerings—Bay Harbor One and Aventura Village. Land Developers Group (LDG), the developer of both projects currently under construction, engaged The Agency Development Group on the heels of the firm’s recent expansion into the South Florida market.

“The Agency Development Group is already making a splash in South Florida, bringing its innovative approach to marketing and sales to the region,” says Michel Leibovich, Director of LDG. “We look forward to utilizing the team’s new development expertise, market knowledge and global sphere of influence as we bring our vision for Aventura Village and

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It’s one thing to present the finest spread at your holiday celebration—honey-glazed ham, rack of lamb, prime rib roast anyone?—but a true host knows how to pair those festive mains with the perfect blend. From crisp whites to full-bodied reds, Bristol Farms shares its vino selects and pairings that are sure to impress your dinner guests this holiday season. 

La Rasina Brunello Montalcino — Christmas dinner with the new inlaws? This Tuscan beauty is the perfect icebreaker; a full bodied red with firm tannins, it’s perfect for lamb or rich duck dinners. Better still, its aromatic notes of blackberry, dark chocolate and cedar will help get the conversation started—and keep the subject off the dreaded ‘so when can we expect grandkids?’ question.

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From ranking on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the third consecutive year to opening our 26th office worldwide, there was no shortage of good tidings worth toasting at The Agency’s annual holiday party.

Held at Boulevard3 in Hollywood, the event drew nearly 800 of The Agency’s finest for a night of drinks, dancing and merriment to celebrate the holidays and another year of incredible growth and record-breaking sales for the company. To get the party started, our Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky and Founder and President Billy Rose joined Founding Partner Blair Chang, Managing Partner Santiago Arana and Managing Partner of TADG Mike Leipart to recognize 2018’s most valuable players. Congratulations to all

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With its palm tree-fringed beaches, rich culture and vibrant nightlife, Puerto Vallarta has long been one of Mexico’s most sought-after escapes. Today, a host of chef-helmed restaurants, innovative galleries, and awe-inspiring real estate has lured a new wave of sun-seekers to the perennial favorite—and inspired many to stay forever. From the quaint cobblestone streets of Old Town to the world-class beach resorts of Riviera Nayarit, The Agency is proud to expand to Puerto Vallarta.

The new Puerto Vallarta office marks The Agency’s 26th location worldwide, bringing our tally of offices in Mexico to three, including Cabo San Lucas and Punta de Mita. The office will be led by distinguished real estate veterans Richard Bartholomew, Alejandro Aldrete and

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Ever wondered what it would be like to pair the incredible surf, far-reaching views and awe-inspiring real estate of Malibu with the peace, serenity and small-town spirit of a sleepy California beach town? The answer may be closer than you think.

Nestled between the beloved beach communities of Malibu and Santa Barbara is a lesser-known coastal gem that many consider the last of Southern California’s authentic beach towns. The gated, seaside hamlet of Solimar Beach Colony boasts many of the traits that put its aforementioned neighbors on the map (think jaw-dropping sunsets, world-class surf breaks and swoon-worthy homes) with a small-town spirit uniquely its own. Located just north of Ventura—a mere 30 minutes in either direction to Santa Barbara

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If your idea of the perfect stocking stuffer is a set of keys to a dreamy home in France, we’ve got you covered. From a classic chateau on the Swiss border to a turn-of-the-century Art Deco villa on the Riviera, these five stunning residences will have you packing your bags before you can say joyeuses fêtes.


History and charm abound in this exceptional residence, located in Haute-Savoie, in close proximity to world-famous ski resorts, the French city of Annecy, and Geneva at the Swiss border. Represented by Laurent Bijaoui and Krystle Bijaoui, the property is nestled in a private, park-like setting on nearly one and a quarter acres. Showcasing over 5,500 square feet of living space spanning four levels, the

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