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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Thanksgiving gives us all the more reason to spend time with family and friends, eat more food than usual and bring leftovers to work, but above all, it allows us to regroup and rejoice with loved ones about what we're truly thankful for. But getting to this point might not be easy, especially if you're gearing up to entertain, feeling the pressure to coordinate an elaborate and festive setting in your home for the holidays.

As you prepare to go through the hustle and bustle this season, here are some creative ways to help make your home Thanksgiving-ready.

Holiday Hanging 

First impressions are most important, which means flaunting a chic wreath on your front door is critical. Teasing holiday passersby for what's

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

As Veterans Day approaches, we honor and remember the men and women who risked their lives for the preservation of the free world, so that we may live in the safety and security of our own homes.

As many are aware, transitioning back into civilian life is often a daunting journey for Veterans and military families, which is why Veterans United Home Loans has released its third annual report of the 50 Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers. In honor and support of these heroes, the ranking details the top Veteran-friendly cities in the United States to help the nation’s military community find their own place to call home.

Veterans United compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities based on four key dimensions: Economic

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Tucked away in the Le Marais neighborhood of Paris, you’ll find a unique store where blackened and polished steel caps typically used to seal the city’s sewer pipes adorn the walls and act as shelving units. Similarly, in Singapore, thousands of displaced coconut fibers hang from a store ceiling, simulating a meadow of dried grass flipped upside down. In New York City, a shop displays old New York Times papers that have been stacked, bound and put up against its every wall and counter. For Australian beauty product brand Aesop, all these architectural designs defy the norm against most other retail brands and uphold one tenant: total atmospheric emersion in each global location.

For Dennis Paphitis who founded Aesop in

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What’s better than one on-the-market, ultra-luxe, turnkey property? 30 of them. Represented by Engel & Völkers Los Cabos, The Residences at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort, is comprised of 30 new properties officially on the market, and you can bet each Residence is just as exquisite as the next. Combining panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez; access to Las Ventanas al Paraíso’s award-winning hospitality and amenities; and design of the highest caliber showcasing the warmth of Baja culture, all future homeowners are guaranteed to live their best lives at the peak of Los Cabos living.

Ensuring the highest attention to detail and artistry, each property exemplifies the pinnacle of Mexican design, incorporating handcrafted finishes and

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Go back in time thirty years ago to see what lay between the north of Manhattan and the New York state capital, Albany. To many, the answer was likely “not much” if you were traveling through this area known as the Hudson Valley. Once home to a number of boarded up homes and businesses, today the area is acclaimed for individuals who are reimagining the area: artists. 

The Hudson Valley is seeing a revival along the likes of Brooklyn, New York, earning the nickname “No-Bro” for being home to the emergence of creative lifestyles. Although this transformation is quite recent, the word is already out. Celebrities such as Usher and Katy Perry are known to enjoy the area’s low-key, free-flowing nature, and politician

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Often times the home with the most space is, by default, the host location for major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Several home reports have indicated that formal dining rooms, however, may become a thing of the past within many millennial households. It’s said that this population would trade in a formal dining space for more functional purposes such as an office or play room. Could this just be an excuse to have Mom or Dad continue to host holidays? Here are a few feast-worthy dining rooms that we wouldn’t dare to trade up – we’ll take the homes, too.

Truckee, California

With this clean design and these views, we are ready to feast! 

Park City, Utah

Intimate, modern, yet

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Those familiar with American publishing dynasties may first be intrigued by Gabriela Hearst’s surname, but those who are intimately familiar with fashion’s hottest trends know this trailblazer for her sensuous dresses, textured blazers and timeless skirts created by her namesake luxury design house.

So where does this powerhouse retreat after a long day’s work of spearheading her burgeoning fashion label? For Hearst, it’s her ultra chic brownstone in Manhattan’s West Village which she shares with the rest of her family – her husband Austin and their twins, Mia and Olivia (9), and son, Jack (2).

In between fittings, fabulous events and playtime, GG Magazine had the pleasure of finding time in Hearst’s jam-packed

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Prince Edward Country is growing from a secluded municipality into a getaway for foodies, techies, artists and adventurers. 'The County’, as locals refer to it, has a rich history in Canada, boasting a number of periods of influence and prosperity. Now, the region has quietly transformed into an under-the-radar arts, tech and foodie enclave. Most notably, it’s a wine country destination, however it also boasts local eateries, innovative tech startups, vintage shops, and one-of-a-kind antiques. Located 2.5 hours east of Toronto, Prince Edward County (PEC) captivates with its ‘grown up summer camp’ vibe and grand Victorian mansions, many of which transformed into modernized country homes. The slow, organic genesis of PEC, has

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By the Engel & Völkers Team


We had the pleasure of chatting with our very own Dean Poritzky, Private Office advisor and license partner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, to discuss current generational trends and shifts he’s seeing in the Wellesley, Weston and surrounding Boston area real estate markets. Here’s a peek into some of his on-the-ground insight. 

E&V TEAM: Your market is known for having many historic, New England homes (we’re talking homes circa the 17th century). What’s in it for millennials?

PORITZKY: Many millennials are moving from Boston, where many will still work and commute. They're looking to raise their families with more space in quieter neighborhoods, but still visit Boston for work, a night out or a weekend trip. The

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The Top 10 Most Expensive Marinas in Europe

By the Engel & Völkers Team

Life is pretty good if you can own a 55 meter-long yacht and sail around the world, but traveling can be hard on your health. What’s better? Chilling on your multi-million dollar boat any time you want, sipping on some Dom Perignon and laughing at home on the dock with your local friends. To help you decide the best place to park your yacht, Engel & Völkers Yachting recently ranked the top 10 most expensive marinas in Europe, which looked at the daily mooring fees for locations across the world.

Spain’s Ibiza Magna topped the list as the most expensive marina in the ranking, where survey data collected daily fee averages for a 55-meter yacht during the respective locations’

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