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Sutton Suzuki Architects Awarded Best of Houzz 2014

Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, announced the community’s picks for Best of Houzz 2014, a homeowner to homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, contractors and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz, both in the U.S. and around the world.
Wyboy Ranch is one of the perennial favorites:

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Cathay Pacific Takes Two Top Skytrax Honours, Refreshes First Class Product and Announces New Service to Maldives

Cathay Pacific Airways has been awarded the “World’s Best Cabin Staff” and “Best Transpacific Airline” honours in the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™ programme, with more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world voting for their favourite travel experiences.
Skytrax is acknowledged as running one of the most comprehensive customer satisfaction surveys in the [...]

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We Need Your Help

Vanguard Properties is holding a gala fund-raising event on September 21st with proceeds supporting a very worthy organization, the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth (www.thetrevorproject.org).
The event organizers are seeking silent auction items of any form [...]

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Destination Immersive Azamara Club Cruises Ranks In Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

Azamara Club Cruises, the destination immersive cruise line that pioneered longer stays and more overnight port stays on every voyage,  has ranked #3 among Top Large Ship Cruise Lines in the Travel+Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.  Continuing to build awareness and respect among up-market travelers, the cruise line has been recognized for a [...]

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Vanguard Properties Announces Plans to Open Wine Country Office in Downtown Healdsburg, CA

The continual growth of Vanguard Properties, the well-known San Francisco Real Estate firm headed by Principal James Nunemacher for almost 30 years, has never been more evident. The firm announces their plans to open their first wine country office based in downtown Healdsburg, California.
The office will be located at 421 Healdsburg Avenue, directly next door [...]

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2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz Scores 100 Points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The Australian Report in the Wine Advocate was released  March 1st, with the exciting inclusion of 2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz, which scored a perfect 100 POINTS, by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW.

Penfolds Grange Shiraz has a long history of excellence since its inception by creator, Max Schubert in 1951 (experimental vintage). [...]

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Cathay Pacific’s New Premium Economy Class Delivers Luxury and Value

Cathay Pacific redefines premium travel with its new Premium Economy Class. The brand new cabin features spacious seats with 38” seat pitch and a generous 8” recline, an expanded in-flight menu and a state of the art, on-demand entertainment system with 10.6” personal widescreens. As always, all Cathay Pacific flights [...]

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Alain Pinel Realtors Opens Office in Tahoe

Exciting news for Linda Granger! Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is expanding into Lake Tahoe and Linda will be the Lake Tahoe Office Manager! The Alain Pinel office will be located at 775 North Lake Blvd #202, Tahoe City. The firm also has plans to open an office in Truckee in coming weeks.
With many Bay Area [...]

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The Scout Guide San Francisco Launches, Showcases the City’s Best Locally-Owned Businesses

How do you find the best caterer, contractor, doctor or private jeweler? Or the person that can find you the best nanny or plan your next big event? The Scout Guide San Francisco is the first curated lifestyle guidebook of its kind.
Local editor Paula Bennett, a fourth-generation San Franciscan, has [...]

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Frank Howard Allen Realtors Launches New International Services Division (ISD)

Frank Howard Allen Realtors has launched a new International Services Division (ISD). The ISD serves to connect foreign investors with local US real estate opportunities, and locate quality foreign real estate investments for local US investors. Cliff Perotti, a Certified International Property Specialist in the company’s Mill Valley office [...]

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Greg Furman Discusses State of Luxury Marketing

Aspirational luxury buyer all but gone, claims industry expert.
In this wide-ranging interview, Mr. Furman discusses the state of luxury marketing, how brands are adopting consumer packaged goods companies’ techniques, trends, campaigns, a new honor from New York’s Mercy College and how the luxury shopper’s expectations are evolving.
To read the full article in [...]

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NKBA 2012 Award Winning Designs

The 2012 NKBA Northern California Design Competition Winners were announced at the Design Awards Gala held on Jan. 19, 2012. Click here to view the photos from the gala.
Thanks to their host Riggs Distributing and our sponsor California Home + Design. The winners are featured in the April, 2012 issue of CH+D.
To view  the winning [...]

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Fabulous Pacific Heights Apartment Unit from Sotheby’s

1925 Gough Street #22, San Francisco, offered at $3,525,000 – Elegant 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths unit in prestigious Pacific Heights cooperative apartment building. Originally built in 1908, much of the charm of the era remains: soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, wainscoting, ornate moldings and elegant architectural details. Every element of the apartment has been [...]

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Five Veteran Agents Join Hill & Co. Real Estate

Hill & Co. Real Estate, San Francisco’s premier brokerage for residential real estate, today announced that five veteran REALTORS® have joined the company since the first of the year.
“This really is quite a victory,” said Jay Costello, president of Hill & Co. “These are among San Francisco’s most respected agents. They could have gone to [...]

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Azamara Club Cruises Scores Big in 2012 Global Cruise Critic Awards

Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest Highest Rated in “Overall Small Ship Category”
For a tiny, two ship cruise line, Azamara Club Cruises is getting an enviable reputation as “The little engine that could.” You know, the little engine in the childhood parable that huffed and puffed and made it up the steep hill despite great odds [...]