“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher
Read on for homeowner seasonal tips you could consider and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you!
in the News
How Working From Home is Changing
as We Know Them
In the spring of 2020, many of the typical draws to cities — plays, nightclubs, restaurants — shut down. Space took on a premium, as small apartments close to others felt particularly claustrophobic. All of a sudden, a big home in the suburbs for the same monthly price as a tiny apartment in the city got a whole lot more attractive. More companies than ever are allowing employees to work from home, and studies say that between 13 and 45 percent of the workforce is now remote some or all of the time.
As a result, a new rush to the suburbs is well underway. The number of net new households that moved to the suburbs grew 43 percent last year, according to data from the Wall Street Journal, compared to 2019.
Kick off your holiday season the right way and join the West Lewis Shoppes for this year’s Holiday in the Hills on Thursday, December 9th from 4-7:00 pm along the 1600 block of W. Lewis Street in Mission Hills. You can expect delicious food and beverages, fantastic gift buying opportunities all along the street, live music, and more! Don’t miss our traditional Photos With Santa booth, for children of all ages.
Ho, ho, ho, and see you there!!!!
Taste of December Nights
December 3rd – 5th
The three-day event will feature some of your favorite food vendors, food trucks, and entertainment from past December Nights in a festive drive-through setting at the Inspiration Point parking lot near Balboa Park. All County and State safety protocols will be strictly enforced. Customers must remain in their cars.
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
December 12th & December 19th
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. There is no cost to view the parade.
Details on where to view the parade can be found here.
Little Italy Tree Lighting
Transforming into a winter wonderland with Christmas twinkle lights down all the streets, Little Italy will be adorned with 10-foot tall nutcrackers, holiday displays on street corners, Christmas songs and more. Family, friends, and neighbors are invited to come together to experience true holiday joy at this family-friendly event and enjoy the neighborhood’s festive décor. Full details and schedule here.
Salsa Under the Stars
December 17th 6 – 9 PM
Dust off those dancing shoes and join Manny Cepeda & Orchestra for a night of salsa dancing under the stars in the Headquarters courtyard in Seaport Village! Come early and grab a cocktail at Portside Pier. No partner or experience necessary! Details and additional dates found here.
Christmas Eve at the Hotel Del
Celebrate Christmas Eve in the spectacular Crown Room with a lavish holiday buffet of traditional favorites and culinary surprises. Guests will marvel at thousands of sparkling lights adorning the property with towering Christmas trees, garlands galore and stunning holiday décor, including a fabulous two-story lobby tree in The Del’s newly restored lobby.
Lifestyle Tips & Tricks
Millennials and Homebuying:
Real Estate Adapts to Largest Generation
According to the American Community and American Housing surveys, there are 66 million millennials in the U.S., and they now represent 37 percent of the total national homebuying market.
Millennials approach homebuying differently than older generations. It’s not just an obsession with Zillow browsing, but also different preferences for what they want in a home and more comfort in relying more heavily on digital processes from walkthroughs to closings, so the landscape is shifting to accommodate their needs and desires.
Try These Alcohol-Free Spirits This Holiday Season
Fueled by consumers’ interest to drink less alcohol or cut it out entirely, many brands have come out with alcohol-free spirits that look and taste just like the real deal. These zero-proof creations can be used to whip up mocktails, in conjunction with alcohol in order to cut back on a drink’s ABV, or, in many cases, enjoyed entirely on their own.
Designers Share the Interior Design Trends They’re Most Excited About for 2022
2021 has looked a bit more similar to 2020 than we hoped, but that has meant we’ve continued to lean into our homes for creative inspiration this year. While we are crossing our fingers for more cocktail parties and jet-setting come 2022, appreciation for our homes as sanctuaries is here to stay.
As the green shoots of travel turn to tall, towering oaks, 2022 is a chance for us to reconnect to the best holiday destinations in a deeper, more authentic way. We’ll be reminded often of why we travel; those sparks of curiosity and adventure will be fanned to roaring flames, and as travel steadily finds its way back into our lives, we’ll appreciate every moment that comes with it!
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