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Real Estate Insider: Courtney...

Courtney Self started Hunter Mason Realty a mere five years ago after a 28-year sales career that started right out of high school. South Bay DIGS chats with this Realtor of the People about why she loves multi-family real estate, first-time homebuyers an...

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Jeff Marshall

Overseeing up to 30 potential properties in various states of completion each week, Jeff Marshall— owner and principal of one of California’s leading home staging operations, Marshall Design Group— is on the speed dial of real-estate agents statew...

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The Good Life: Tony...

Maximum Impact Decorative-art titan Tony Duquette was an unabashed maximalist who applied his from-the-gut touch to everything from rapturous interiors  for billionaire clients such as Doris Duke, J. Paul Getty and David O. Selznick, to bold jewelry, to ...

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Real Estate Insider: Douglas...

As told to Constance Dunn Photography by Kieron McKay Maupin Realtors / Maupin Development In 1958, Douglas Maupin moved to the South Bay with his family. Twenty years later, he began selling residential properties in the area. South Bay DIGS chats with ...

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The Good Life: Alexandre...

Artistic Inspiration The Peninsula Beverly Hills paints the town—with artist Alexandre Renoir. WRITTEN BY JENN THORNTON PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS It’s not every day that an opportunity to take a private art lesson from an ins...

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Real Estate Insider: Matt...

Manhattan Beach realtor Matt Pernice represents buyers and sellers of South Bay homes and apartment buildings. South Bay DIGS chats with this water-loving family man about the local market, its rising residential real estate prices and his favorite outdoo...

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City: Eyedentity Optique

Eye of the Beholder South Bay DIGS stops by Eyedentity Optique in Riviera Village for a conversation with owner and optician David Smith.  AS TOLD TO CONSTANCE DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL JONASON SOUTH BAY DIGS: What inspired your involvement in the world o...

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Inspiring Beauty: Soolip

Soolip founder Wanda Wen sparks conversation with her newest pursuit. Written by Jenn Thornton L.A. tastemaker Wanda Wen is a case study in following your bliss. Armed with a background in fashion, an eye for artistry and a mind for business, she opened ...

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Real Estate Insider: Brett...

  LYON | STAHL INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE Brett Lyon and Woody Stahl are sons of real estate, having been raised by parents in the business. South Bay DIGS sat down with these young guns of investment real estate at their Manhattan Beach offices to ...

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Manhattan Beach Festival of...

Local Youths Will Rally Together Cars  and Community on Saturday, April 25th Written by Constance Dunn Photos courtesy of Manhattan Beach Festival of Motoring In 2014, teenage car aficionados Connor Wohl and Aidan Nesicolaci, fresh from establishing cl...

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Real Estate Insider: Kevin...

  In real estate for nearly 30 years, homegrown South Bay resident Kevin Moen has a keenly tuned sense of the local market. He sat down with South Bay DIGS in his Rolling Hills Estates office to talk about the state of South Bay real estate — and t...

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Real Estate Insider: Bryn...

Robb and Bryn Stroyke were born to be in the real estate business. The brothers and partners in Stroyke Properties—the boutique real estate firm in Manhattan Beach specializing in South Bay beach properties—were, at least initially, educated at their ...