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From colorful street murals to sleek gallery spaces, monthly art walks to world-class exhibition halls, every destination has its own artistic personality and cultural identity. Below are some of our favorite artful attractions along Vancouver Island, from Victoria to Tofino.

ART GALLERY OF GREAT VICTORIA - Featuring a collection curated over nearly 70 years, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria first opened in 1951 in a historic 1889 mansion, which now neighbors seven of its other modern galleries. With nearly 20,000 works of art, the Art Gallery has the largest public collection in British Columbia, featuring works produced in the region. Its pieces from around the Pacific Rim have now become one of the finest established collections of Asian art

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From sleek gallery spaces to world-class exhibitions, every destination has its own artistic personality and cultural identity. And what artist wouldn’t be inspired by the beauty of the Turks & Caicos Islands? Below are some of our favorite artful attractions to visit while on the island of Providenciales.

MAKING WAVES STUDIO - Capturing the beauty of the ocean, let alone the pristine waters that surround Turks & Caicos, is an artform all its own. It’s one that’s been honed by world-traveler and artist Sara Alexandra Sky, whose stunning paintings and sculptures, inspired by nature’s beauty and the human form, are on display at Making Waves Studio, located at the Ocean Club Plaza at Grace Bay.

DRIFTWOOD STUDIO - Offering a relaxed, cultural and

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Southern California

1587 NORTH BUNDY DRIVE | BRENTWOOD | $3,495,000

Orange County

419 29TH STREET | THE CANNERY | $4,350,000

Palm Springs

81221 PIEDMONT DRIVE | INDIO | $15,000/MONTH

Pasadena

639 SOUTH LOS ROBLES AVENUE | PASADENA | $2,588,000

Northern California

109 CROWN ROAD | KENTFIELD | $3,995,000

British Columbia

4850 SHORECLIFF POINT | ROCKY POINT, BRITISH COLUMBIA | CAD $2,198,000 

Park City

2200 EAST WALKER LANE | HOLLADAY, UTAH | $6,750,000

Mexico

CASA CANTAMAR | PUNTA DE MITA, MEXICO | $2,200,000

Turks & Caicos

5105 TURTLE TAIL DRIVE | PROVIDENCIALES | TURKS & CAICOS | $4,999,000

South Florida

5224 NW 37TH AVENUE | BOCA RATON, FLORIDA | $5,995,000

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The ocean view—still one of the hottest real estate commodities around. Who doesn’t enjoy the chance to gaze across a sparkling sea toward the sunset, let alone from their very own living room? From Canada to California, South Florida to Mexico, here are some of our favorite waterfront properties now on the market.

669 KERR DRIVE | DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Situated on a nearly one-acre stretch of waterfront on Vancouver Island’s picturesque Genoa Bay (pictured at top), this eight-bedroom home, represented by Brian Danyliw, offers a living experience that changes with the seasons, much like the sea life around it. Whales, sea lions and jumping fish can be seen from the private terrace, while the neighboring marina accommodates arrival by

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One of Mexico's most coveted resort and residential destinations, Punta de Mita is home to miles of varied shoreline, world-class resorts, a charming, traditional village and laid-back, coastal vibe. We checked in with The Agency Punta de Mita team on the ground for a round-up of the best places to dine, shop, explore, and unwind along Riviera Nayarit.

EAT & DRINK HERE → The W Punta de Mita offers a range of dining experiences as fresh and contemporary as the design of the new resort and residences. Its signature restaurant, Spice Market, is a must, featuring a Southeast Asian-inspired menu by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Looking for something more casual? Try Chevicheria, which serves ceviche and craft beers oceanside from a converted 1950s

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Before the town of Danville solidified its standing among California’s most coveted enclaves—and became the site of The Agency’s East Bay office—it was a quaint farming town and little-known thoroughfare during the California Gold Rush. Often referred to as “the heart of the San Ramon Valley,” the town was settled and named by two brothers, Daniel and Andrew Inman, who purchased 400 acres of farmland in 1854 with their mining earnings.

“Danville and nearby Diablo are known for many things, and one of them is their history,” says Taso Tsakos, Managing Partner of The Agency’s Danville Office. “Many of the town’s early buildings still stand today, and our streets and schools are named for its early pioneers. We’re proud to be a community that values

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You can tell a lot about a place by its culinary scene; by the chefs who flock there, the local ingredients that inspire its menus and the international flavors that enliven its dishes. From old school haunts to future classics, here’s a look at six restaurants shaping the foodie scene in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

OCEAN 44 - This new Scottsdale restaurant by the renowned Mastro brothers takes surf and turf to a whole new level. The seafood-forward hotspot boasts a sleek, high-design interior, complete with a wood-burning oven that uses pecan wood to infuse shellfish with a delicate, smoky flavor. Lovers of Mastros’ world-famous steaks will still feel at home here, as the menu features plenty of the classic cuts for which the bros are known.

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There’s no time like the present to relax, recharge and find some much-needed inner balance—yogi style. From an open-air meditation platform in West Hollywood, California to an ocean-view terrace in Sunny Isles, Florida, these six stunning homes around the world offer the perfect spaces to practice your warrior pose and find your center—in style.

1030 KINGS | WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

A collection of 25 contemporary residences and amenities on historic Kings Road in West Hollywood, this sleek new residential offering, represented by Don Heller and The Agency Development Group, showcases expansive amenity spaces that capture sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills. Designed with the fitness enthusiast in mind, Fleetwood sliding doors off a

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In today’s digital world, Instagram has emerged as a valuable platform for real estate agents and influencers alike seeking to make their mark on their respective industries and keep their clients in the know. Take The Agency’s own Cindy Ambuehl, who Forbes recently recognized among the top five brokers killing it in the Instagram game. No stranger to the spotlight, the actress-turned-top-producing agent boasts a feed that is, surprisingly, light on real estate content.

Cindy told Forbes, she decided not to make real estate photos and videos the focus of her content. “Instead, we began creating content that was organic and true to me. ...It’s been a huge success.” The proof, of course, is in the numbers. Cindy’s approach has garnered her nearly

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You can tell a lot about a place by its culinary scene; by the chefs who flock there, the local ingredients that inspire its menus and the international flavors that enliven its dishes. From Old Hollywood haunts to future classics, here’s a look at five restaurants shaping the foodie scene in Palm Springs.

MELVYN’S INGLESIDE INN - This Old Hollywood mainstay was so cool in its heyday, the maitre d’ purportedly turned Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw away. (The pair pulled up on a motorcycle one evening, and were not dressed to code.) The restaurant, which was frequented by the likes of Howard Hughes, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Salvador Dali, has gotten some upgrades since The Rat Pack reined, but its selection of throwback plates (trout

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