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As we adapt to spending more time at home, day dreams of hyper helpful (and entertaining) at-home amenities begin to dance in our heads. From the comfort of your couch, we’re bringing you an inside look into great properties with cool modern conveniences—from infinity spas to home theaters and custom bars. 

10087 E TROON NORTH DRIVE
From its chef-inspired kitchen to its home theater, this lavish, Tuscan-style 6,612-square-foot estate is made for at-home entertaining—or rather, entertaining oneself at home. Represented by Marilyn and Jim Cavanaugh, the four-bedroom, six-bath home also features a large, temperature-controlled wine room, seven fireplaces, a library and a resort-like backyard with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and pool with waterfall and fire

Around the globe, our agents are nabbing headline-grabbing listings, setting records, connecting with their communities and teaming up with their colleagues to give back. Here’s a rundown of the latest and greatest regional happenings from The Agency’s global team.

British Columbia - Jason Binab—Managing Partner of our Vancouver Island office—and Mark Nelson made a record-setting Cordova Bay sale in just 21 days of rebranding and relaunching the property. 1104 D’Arcy Lane sold for $3,095,000.

Los Cabos - Spring is just blooming, but many are already dreaming of summer. Luckily, Janet Jensen of The Agency Los Cabos represents a pair of the region’s most spectacular homesites, situated at La Montaña in Villas Del Mar (Homesite Three and Homesite


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Scottsdale.

SOAK IN SOME CULTURE HERE - Recognized as one of the top art fairs in the country, the Scottsdale Arts Festival has been bringing world-class art, music and cuisine to Old Town Scottsdale for 50 years. The event, which attracts nearly 20,000 people a year, will be held March 13-15 at the 20-acre Scottsdale Civic Center Park. More than 170 jury-selected artists from the U.S. and Canada will showcase painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and other media. Festival-goers will also enjoy live music, hands-on activities for all ages, lawn games and more. Get your tickets here.

SIP & SAVOR HERE - Beer or wine—can you really go wrong? Hotel


Great coffee, freshly brewed tea, delectable pastries—it’s no wonder cafes are a neighborhood’s social hubs. With atmospheres as varied and distinct as the refreshments they serve, here are a few of our favorite cafes in and around Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Arcadia Farms Cafe
A Scottsdale mainstay for three decades, Arcadia Farms Cafe serves up freshly roasted coffee, tea, baked goods and modern morning staples—from breakfast quesadillas to wraps and crepes. The cafe partners with area farms to provide special local flavors. Plus, they’ve also got an on-site gourmet marketplace and are a full-service catering and event planning company. Come Friday afternoon at 2pm for a special afternoon tea service and stick around after dark to see them bust out the


Ready for a weekend getaway? Here’s a rundown of our favorite places in Arcadia—from local tea houses and happy hour destinations to exhilarating hikes, these are must-dos on your next (well-deserved) impromptu retreat. 

START YOUR MORNING HERE -  Stop by Teaspressa’s first-ever brick and mortar location for an unforgettable cuppa. Choose a flavorful elixir—we like their Charles Grey black tea—and watch it be brewed fresh using a French press or Moka pot. Tea in hand, head to Chelsea's Kitchen—known for its locally-sourced, organic ingredients—and order the heart short rib hash or taco platter. Don’t forget the white sangria, it’s ultra-refreshing.

KICK BACK HERE - Soak in some sleek decor and people watch the hip patrons at The Vig, a restaurant and tavern


It’s a new year and a new decade—now is the perfect moment to refresh your space. 

Here are a few looks that are gathering momentum for 2020, culled from a range of trend-setting sources, from design fairs and fashion runways to Pinterest and beyond. Happy (re)decorating, Arizona

Pretty in Pink
2020 looks to still be taking cues from 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year—warm variations of pink continue to find their way into interior designs, from blush and millennial pink to rose gold and light pink shades, which can even serve as a room’s neutral tone.

Bold, Geometric Patterns
Eye-catching geometric patterns have had a strong presence in the fashion realm, and are now making a foray into modern décor and furniture. Clean lines and bolder geometric patterns can


Not even sunny Arizona is immune to winter. Now is a time when the dipping temps and post-holiday season stress can lead to colds, flus and fatigue. Here, we highlight three ways to stay in top form —and keep your home a healthful sanctuary—all winter long.

Add a Sauna or Steam Shower - Consider bringing the benefits of a spa-grade sauna and steam room home. In addition to helping relax cold-weather tensed muscles, a great steam shower or sauna can help alleviate feelings of stress and increase detoxification through sweat. 

Try a Light Therapy Lamp - In the winter, we get less exposure to direct sunlight, which tells our bodies to produce less vitamin D. Lower levels of vitamin D can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression. Speak with your doctor


While Arizona may not get the wintery temps other regions experience—you win, Park City—the season still brings cooler days with fewer hours of sunshine. So why not make home the coziest, happiest place to be? Here, we spotlight decor tips to keep your Arizona home welcoming and stylish all “winter” long. 

Put On (or Bring in) a Fire
There are few things that can make a home feel cozier than lighting a fire in the fireplace. Studies have shown that the multisensory experience of being fireside decreases blood pressure, encourages relaxation and even promotes sociability. If your home is hearthless, a gas fireplace or portable electric fireplace can be brought in, both of which bring heat and relaxation with minimal clean-up.

Deck the Front Door
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Whether you’re drawn to high-energy dance parties or chef-prepared dinners and dancing, Arizona has plenty of options to help you usher in the New Year in absolute style and comfort. 

The Phoenix Symphony 
Take in Strauss waltzes, seasonal favorites and Broadway tunes at The Phoenix Symphony New Year’s Eve concert, an always in-demand event. The two-hour concert kicks off at 7pm and includes a complimentary glass of Champagne—we’ll toast to that. 

Noon Year's Eve at Phoenix Zoo
Need a family-friendly event? Make it an early night and celebrate 2020 from 9am to noon at the Phoenix Zoo. Their "Noon Year's Eve” bash includes tons of snow (with a special section made for toddlers), dancing, bounce houses, music, games and prizes—all of which are included with


It’s the season for making, sharing and enjoying delicious drinks, cool cocktails and flavorful mocktails. Here, five of The Agency’s own from the Arizona office share their go-to holiday beverage recipes, perfect for warming up wintery nights. 

Abbie Knowles’ Winter Bourbon Smash
- 1/2 cup ice (plus more for serving)
- 2 Tbsp preserves or jam of choice (Raspberry is the best)
- 2 Tbsp bourbon
- 1 Tbsp triple sec
- 2-3 Tbsp orange juice
- Orange segments
- A splash of club soda 

To make, add ice, preserves, bourbon, triple sec and orange juice to a shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour into serving glass with a few ice cubes and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with orange slices and enjoy. Take it from Abbie Knowles, this “smash” will surely win