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Inside Andrew Bird and Katherine Tsina’s Low-Maintenance, Mediterranean-Inspired Garden

When Andrew Bird and Katherine Tsina moved into their home in Los Angeles, a vaguely Craftsman 1920s house typical of the mashup architecture of the era, the backyard was, as Bird puts it, “a bit confused.” Having gone through many iterations over th...

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7 minutes

What’s New in California Wine Country? Bustling Restaurants and a Hip Hotel

A sushi kitchen with a “sea to chopstick” mantra. An acclaimed restaurant duo teaming up for a plant-based eatery. Bottles and bottles of natural wine. These are just a few of the reasons to get excited about the latest hot spots slated to open—or al...

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6 minutes

Rebuilding Homebuilding

“Homebuilding hasn’t changed much in the last 2,000 years,” says Steve Glenn, founder and CEO of prefabricated design and construction company Plant Prefab. “It’s typically a long and expensive process, with a lot of waste.” The idea for Plant was bo...

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5 minutes

An Iconic Garden Is for Sale: Why I Dream of Buying This California Landmark

The moment I saw the real estate listing for a charming two-bedroom house on a 3-acre property that happens to be home to the acclaimed Western Hills garden in Occidental, California, I started fantasizing about uprooting my life and changing, well,...

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12 minutes