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Napa Valley Mid Century Modern Home Featured in the Wall Street Journal

A Napa Valley Midcentury Modern home that has been given some TLC by two San Francisco-based architects. The house was completely neglected. In fact, tube socks were used to plug holes made by woodpeckers and you had to walk through a shower to get from the living room to the bedrooms. Even so, the bones of the home were spectacular and worthy of a major redo!

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Hobby Vineyards: New Trend for Successful Business People

I just read a story in the Wall Street Journal about a trend for successful businesspeople to buy hobby vineyards after their illustrious careers. The story said most of the hobby vineyards are in Europe where these businesspeople can retire and bottle their own private-label brand.

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Are You Following Barbara Corcoran On LinkedIn?

I love to follow strong business women. It's people like Barbara, and her story of perseverance, that inspire and motivate me to new heights in my personal and professional life.

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“ONEFINESTAY:” LOCAL LUXURY FOR TRAVELERS

I love to pamper the property buyers and sellers I represent. I even have a “concierge” section on my real estate website.

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CUSTOM WINE CELLARS: THE HOTTEST TREND FOR LUXURY HOMES

Whether you’re a wine aficionado or an enthusiastic amateur, custom wine cellars are one of the hottest trends in luxury homes today. No longer are at-home wine cellars tucked-away places that only staff visits. In fact, wine cellars have become the hub of entertaining, combining luxurious design aesthetics with ingenious storage solutions.

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CAN MOVING TO NAPA VALLEY REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR BREAST CANCER?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in light of this very serious topic, I ask: Can moving to Napa Valley reduce your risk for breast cancer? The answer is a resounding yes!

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NAPA AMONG 10 HEALTHIEST CITIES

I was not surprised when I learned that Napa made CNN’s list of the 10 Healthiest cities in the world. According to the report, Napa inspires healthy habits, and the community offers an abundance of healthy activities. Organizations and residents of Napa and other cities around the globe made videos to tell the story of how their city inspires good health and why they strive to make wellness a priority.

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DID YOU INVEST IN ALIBABA?

Did you invest in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant? I hope the answer is “yes” because the company has set the record for the biggest I.P.O. in the United States! At closing time, Alibaba’s market value was measured as $231 billion, with the total deal size rising to 368.1 million shares, up from the original number of 320.1 million shares.

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LUXURY GARAGES: NEW TREND IN HIGH-END HOME LISTINGS

There’s a new trend in high-end home listings today: luxury garages. They’re a must-have for many homeowners with classic car collections, and an increasingly important selling point for potential home buyers. In fact, garages have drastically changed over the past 10 years.

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