Curated Lifestyle Tips | Rick and Suzanne Bell

Refresh & Renew | Lifestyle Tips

With 2019 behind us, it’s time to refresh, renew, and ring in the new year with style. Read on for everything you should do this month and to discover the lifestyle tips curated just for you.

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Apres | A Winter Wonderland In Silicon Valley

Simulating a cozy mountainside retreat with mini-chalets, the winter pop-up at the Four Seasons Palo Alto features a nightly snowfall, fireside movies and decadent treats for the entire family to enjoy. I had the pleasure of visiting Apres this past week with friends and I have to say the experience is exactly what you would expect from the Four Seasons in terms of service and luxurious experience.  Seeing fellow guests sip on festive cocktails while enjoying Gruyere & Champagne fondue on the cozy outdoor terrace, I was transported away from the hustle and buzz of Silicon Valley to a posh Alpine Ski Resort. The signature Smores, with house-made graham crackers and vanilla bean marshmallow, are a must, so be sure to save room for dessert!

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Bay Area This Week | 8 Fun Holiday Events

This week’s list of Holiday Events includes a variety of festive things to do, from the Teddy Bear Tea in the festively decorated Terrace Room at The Ritz-Carlton SF to Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose. If you love a good Pop-Up shop, this coming Friday (12/6), the SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop will open and run thru December 22nd. Featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace, you’ll find products from 50+ local artists including jewelry, home goods, art prints, t-shirts, candles, bath and body, and so much more.

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12 Fun Things To Do in San Francisco This Holiday Season

12 Fun Things To Do in San Francisco This Holiday Season

From the Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice skating rink at the Embarcadero Center to a visit to see the sweet adoptable animals at the San Francisco SPCA Holiday Windows at Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco is the place to be if you are looking to celebrate and get into the spirit of the Holiday Season. Read on for a list of 12 fun things to do this Holiday Season in San Francisco.

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Fall Entertaining and Home Decor Ideas

Fall is a time for nesting, celebrating, and gathering at home with family and friends. From decorating ideas for a cozy home and colorful entertaining inspiration to our favorite brown butter maple iced pumpkin bread – we’ve got you covered for all things fall.

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Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival | Weekend Events

With fall upon us in full force, we’re making the most of every minute of festive fun. Looking for something to do this weekend? Topping the list of Bay Area happenings is the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival (Saturday, Sunday) & Great Pumpkin Parade (Saturday). The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and feel-good autumn splendor with gigantically enormous heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, everyone’s fave Great Pumpkin Parade, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, and artisanal cocktails.

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Closet Organizing | Overhaul Your Wardrobe In 5 Simple Steps

With a new season, comes a natural inclination to change things around the household. And as a real estate agent, I am often asked for guidance that transcends a real estate transaction, including how to better organize one’s wardrobe space. Prepping your closet for a new season takes a few hours of your time but is worth every minute invested. So before you rush out and shop for new pieces to elevate your wardrobe, consider paying your closet a visit.

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How to Make A Beautiful Bed

Whenever Rick and I are preparing a home for the market, we spend quite a bit of time and focus on making sure the bedrooms in a home reflect a beautiful and cozy space. Today’s article, How to Make a Beautiful Bed includes designer tips beginning with linen selection, pillows, and shams to photos of six luxurious beds from homes that we have recently staged and sold. Beautiful bedrooms shouldn’t be reserved for marketing brochures. After all, we spend a third of our lives sleeping, our bedroom should be a luxurious place to rest and enjoy.

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How to Choose the Best Sheets

Debunking Thread Count

We spend as much as one-third of our life asleep, so it makes sense to invest in a good night’s rest by choosing comfortable sheets.  In search of the formula for a better night sleep, I decided to reach out to Celeste Randolph, owner of Celeste Randolph Designs for a professional opinion.

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Bay Area Events | 5 Things To Do This Weekend | Mountain View Farmers Market

Bay Area Events | 5 Things To Do This Weekend

This week’s list of Bay Area Events includes 4 lively foodie events with one taking place right here in Mountain View. The 48th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival will take place September 7-8 on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. An authentic and moveable feast for the senses, this year’s festival will feature 500 professional artists and craft makers.  Other fun weekend events include Pub in the Park, Avacado Con, and Eat Like An Italian in Palo Alto.

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