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Red Gate Farm: The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Martha’s Vineyard Estate

By Randy and Molly Haden | Jul 9, 2019

Red Gate Farm is a wild and beautiful oceanfront escape etched into the New England coastline. This serene and private 340-acre sanctuary at the edge of Squibnocket Pond, complete with over a mile of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, was the Martha’s Vineyard estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Red Gate Farm has been treasured and preserved for […]

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Happy Birthday America: Your Santa Barbara Guide to July 4th Festivities

By Randy and Molly Haden | Jul 2, 2019

With 243 years of tradition behind it – the Fourth of July is one of America’s most cherished holidays. It’s when our nation became united, free, and independent states and we celebrate with a day off, a backyard barbecue and plenty of fireworks. Here’s how we do it in the Santa Barbara area – enjoy! […]

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This May Shock You, But These All-Natural, Homemade Weed Killers Really Work

By Randy and Molly Haden | Jun 10, 2019

  By Brooke Showell Kasir | April 12, 2019 | Real Simple Yes, your lawn is manicured and beautiful and your lawn care regimen is polished to perfection, but did you know that such care can actually make a lawn more susceptible to weeds? Dandelion, crab grass—basically anything with a seed—loves to work its way into neatly clipped […]

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Dream of Homeownership is Still Alive for California Renters

By Randy and Molly Haden | Jun 8, 2019

Despite affordability challenges, California renters continue to hold homeownership in high regard and aspire to purchase a home eventually, according to a consumer survey released by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today. C.A.R.’s 2018 State of the California Consumer Survey, which examines the attitudes and behaviors of real estate consumers, found half of California renters […]

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Now This Is How You Update a ’90s, Cookie-Cutter House

By Randy and Molly Haden | May 20, 2019

Interior designer Dina Holland is known for her refreshingly modern take on New England style. You can often find her posting inspo and sharing wild ideas on Instagram (professionally as @honeyandfitz andas her down-the-rabbit-hole alter ego @pleasehatethesethings with 167k followers), where she entertains thousands with her style and sarcasm. Dina’s bold, brazen approach is exactly […]

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OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING TRENDS 2019

By Randy and Molly Haden | May 16, 2019

As warmer weather approaches, party planners start buzzing about outdoor entertaining. For many people, nothing can beat a springtime garden party, mid-summer poolside gathering, or early fall bonfire. With good planning and vision, your outdoor gathering can boast just as much luxury and style as any indoor soiree. In general, the trend for outdoor entertaining […]

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