Your latest LAaroe: loving Toluca Lake, big-kid costumes, prehistoric trails, beer-and-bratwurst hubs
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One of the best things about LA is the fascinating variety of communities within it. Take Toluca Lake — a quiet Valley neighborhood where the stars often come out by day. We’ve been fans of this area for many years, and since we’ve opened an office there, our admiration has only grown. Here’s our take on what makes Toluca Lake so unique … plus an update on marketing its most legendary estate.
John Aaroe
Toluca Lake allure

Even though it’s minutes from major studios and freeway close to the best of LA in all directions, Toluca Lake feels like a quiet, cozy enclave tucked away from the world. Some people feel hints of the fifties in its wholesome village atmosphere (IHOP and Bob’s Big Boy were both born here). Residents just see it as the ideal place to put down roots.
We opened our Toluca Lake office early last year, and in the past twelve months, our market share has grown to top our next six competitors combined. A key reason for that success is Craig Strong, Director of Aaroe Estates and Toluca Lake’s leading agent. Craig has long been used to working with famous names. But even he felt a little starstruck when he was asked to represent the quintessential celebrity residence: the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate. more »

You said yes to a costume party. Super-creative and handy with a sewing machine? You’re all set! Not so much? You’re going to need some serious help. Check out this handy guide to fourteen of LA’s coolest costume purveyors, and presto: your only problem is choosing who (or … what?) to be. more »

At least not now that the human version has opened at Descanso Gardens. The fascinating “living fossils” in this Ancient Forest emerged some 280 million years ago — long before flowers — and they’ve remained relatively unchanged. As you explore, think about this: many modern cycads were seedlings in the 11th Century. more »

True, Oktoberfest started last month — but September was a bit toasty for bratwurst and sauerkraut. You’ve still got the rest of October to dust off your dirndl, dig out your lederhosen and raise a stein to fall. This year, there’s even a vegan Oktoberfest. (Don’t worry, there’ll be food trucks.) more »

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