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Known for its stunning, rugged coastline and dense redwood forests, the lesser-known, yet award-winning wine region of Anderson Valley in Mendocino County has been quietly producing some of the finest wine in California for decades. With its cool, coastal climate and mineral-rich soil, the 15-mile-long stretch of rolling hills and vineyards, just 10 miles from the Pacific Coast, produces some particularly delicious Pinots.

Now in its 22nd year, the annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival brings together more than 50 local producers in the Anderson Valley for a weekend dedicated to sipping and savoring the beloved, light-bodied varietal. Guests are invited to enjoy food and wine pairings by top local chefs, live music, educational seminars,

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From the Haight Ashbury scene of the 1960s to today, San Francisco is home to a rich and storied music history. The hippies may sport different clothes, but the music scene is as vibrant as ever, with the city playing host to some of the country’s most iconic—not to mention beautiful—concert halls and stages. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favorites.

THE FILLMORE - Among the most beloved music venues in the world, The Fillmore has been SF’s premier concert hall since the 1950s. Originally opened as a dance hall in the 1930s, The Fillmore found its groove in 1952, when a local businessman began booking blues acts like James Brown and Ike & Tina Turner. As the beat days made way for the swinging sixties, The Fillmore came to represent the epicenter of

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Every home has a story, but it takes vision and creativity to bring it to life. That sentiment certainly isn’t lost on our award-winning public relations division, which was just recognized by the prestigious Hermes Creative Awards for the third consecutive year.

Working in partnership with more than 550 agents across offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, our stellar team leverages relationships with the world’s premier print, broadcast and online media outlets, securing regular coverage in The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and more. The international competition, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, honors the accomplishments of the world’s leaders in marketing

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In honor of Earth Day, members of The Agency family stepped away from their desks and showings to clean up the Santa Monica shoreline. Sporting their Agency swag, the cleanup crew kicked off the day at the famed Santa Monica Pier and covered 2.6 miles of coastline, removing a staggering 127 pounds of trash from the beach. We were proud to partner with MOTEV, which plants a tree for every booking, and provided our team with transportation to the beach.

While Earth Day is a great excuse to break out the gloves and trash bags, The Agency is committed to extending its efforts throughout the year, and we look forward to hosting more beach cleanups and community outreach initiatives in the months ahead.

View more photos from the cleanup below.

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Mexico’s resort destinations boast some of the world’s most coveted homes and resorts, drawing visitors to their pristine ocean shores, blue-water bays, prime surf breaks and innovative cuisine. Aspiring buyers come from around the globe to put down roots and scoop up their own slice of paradise.

One method of second-home buying, in which a property is purchased and owned collaboratively, continues to gain steam. We caught up with Joni Ross, one of our Los Cabos real estate experts, to learn more about the rhyme and reason behind fractional ownership—and whether it just might be your ticket to paraíso.

What is fractional ownership? 

The simplest description of Fractional Real Estate Ownership is shared ownership of a deeded property, with usage

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As summer approaches, we’ve got al fresco dinners and starlit gatherings on the mind. From an iconic loft overlooking the L.A. lights to a stunning architectural oasis on the Victoria, B.C. waterfront, these six residences offer incredible rooftop decks primed for enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of home.

1707 GRANT AVE. | SAN FRANCISCO

It isn’t often a single-family home comes available in the iconic and coveted Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco—especially one with such incredible views. Originally built in 1913, this reimagined, three-story residence, represented by Samantha Resnik and Michelle Long, showcases airy, open-concept interiors, abundant natural light and a rooftop terrace that will make you the envy of the

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The only new, move-in ready condominium offering in Coral Gables is ready for its close-up. Merrick Manor is now complete, featuring 227 exquisite, turnkey residences and nearly 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail neighboring The Shops at Merrick Park. Offering residents a full-service, amenity-rich living experience, Merrick Manor is the largest residential development completed in nearly a decade in Coral Gables, one of Miami’s prime residential markets.

“Merrick Manor has reached completion at the best possible time,” explains Sasha Ezquerra, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group. Coral Gables continues to draw new businesses and recently completed a multi-million dollar enhancement of its famed Miracle Mile, generating fresh

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Mauricio Umansky joined The Agency Los Cabos for the launch of The Cape Residences, a boutique collection of 34 exquisite, full-ownership residences at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas. Capturing magnificent views of Cabo’s iconic arch, the luxury condominiums rise above Monuments Beach, a world-renowned surf break. Each residence showcases curated modern design and unrivaled ocean vistas while offering full-service, turnkey living and the exceptional resort amenities of The Cape.

“The Agency is thrilled to represent The Cape Residences, which offers some of the best views in Los Cabos,” says Mauricio, Founder and CEO of The Agency. “The location, paired with the incredible design of the residences and the acclaimed amenities of The

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ONE&ONLY MANDARINA PRIVATE HOMES -  As long-time admirers of the One&Only experience, San Francisco Giants pitcher Mark Melancon and his wife jumped at the opportunity to be among the first to own a piece of the One&Only lifestyle, purchasing a 19,000-square-foot oceanside villa at Mandarina. As a pitcher, the baseball star doesn’t typically spend much time in the outfield, but he made an exception when the Mandarina team flew to California to recreate the floor plan for his home right on the field at Oracle Park. Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global got the scoop.

632 PINNACLE CREST - The former desert retreat of Jerry Weintraub, the late producer behind the “Karate Kid” and “Ocean’s Eleven” franchises, has sold for $6.825 million, making

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From the outlandish (and rumored-to-be-haunted) former residence of the heir to the Winchester gun fortune to otherworldly parks and forests, the East Bay is home to countless historic sights and hotpots worthy of a visit. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favorites.

JOHN MUIR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - Affectionately known as “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Park,” John Muir was one of America’s most famous conservationists and staunchest advocates for wilderness preservation. Over the course of his lifetime, Muir fought to protect the natural wonders he loved, and his writings successfully convinced the U.S. government to protect such beloved spots as Yosemite, Sequoia and Grand Canyon as National Parks. Today, outdoor enthusiasts

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