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Prime Time for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 07/11/2017 Times Read: 566
Prime Time for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

As most retailers will tell you, or as you have personally witnessed by the consistently closing doors, the extraordinarily successful brick-and-mortar retail economy of the 20th century has become a casualty of the internet. Most fitting, on Amazon Prime day, we recognize Amazon as the continuing, unstoppable force in this steady disruptive march against retailers.…

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Colormix® It Up! 3 Color Palettes for 2018

Posted By: Savannah Blitch Published: 07/19/2017 Times Read: 1339
Colormix® It Up! 3 Color Palettes for 2018

Sherwin-Williams predicts a year of new beginnings and productivity with its color palette forecast for 2018. In the Valley of the Sun, the summer weather forecasts can sound like a broken record, stuck on “sunny” and “in the 100s,” and you soon find you'll do just about anything to find a distraction from the monotony…

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5 Tips for the Best Outdoor Kitchen for Entertaining

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 07/19/2017 Times Read: 515
5 Tips for the Best Outdoor Kitchen for Entertaining

What’s the best recipe for a great outdoor kitchen for entertaining? Of course, the grill is the main ingredient in an outdoor kitchen -- but it doesn’t begin and end there. Designing an outdoor kitchen starts with complementing a home’s architectural aesthetic and environmental considerations, includes functionality and ends with years of enjoyment. Location. Location.…

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Does Brand Loyalty Have a Future?

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/28/2017 Times Read: 885
Does Brand Loyalty Have a Future?

The evolution of technology is shaping consumer lifestyle and affecting brand loyalty. Woven into the fabric of everyday living, changing how we communicate, how we absorb media, interact with our friends, and how we perceive technology itself. Time is not as readily spent on learning new gadgets simply because it looks fun, consumers question the…

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The Rise of Content & Commerce

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/30/2017 Times Read: 473
The Rise of Content & Commerce

Future of Brick-and-Mortar The retail industry has been seeing an increase in e-commerce with an underlying fear the business model is suffering a slow but eventual demise. The fact is, the retail industry has been slow but steady, and rather than a decline in brick-and-mortar we have been seeing a fusion of online sales and…

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Price Like a Luxury Professional

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/15/2017 Times Read: 460
Price Like a Luxury Professional

When just starting a new business, or revamping the pricing model for an existing business, one of the more difficult decisions is whether to bill hourly or charge a flat fee. It can be far less stressful if you keep in mind one overriding principle, you are a luxury professional and your pricing should reflect…

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Marsden Hartley, Still Life with Flowers, 1941

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/10/2017 Times Read: 353
Marsden Hartley, Still Life with Flowers, 1941

The compositional symmetry, black outlining of forms, infilling of intense color, and two-dimensional rendering of space and forms reminiscent of folk art, all reference the Marsden Hartley’s studies in Germany during 1913-1915 of Bavarian hinterglasmalerei (reverse painting on glass). He was subsequently exposed to early American reverse painting on glass at the Ogunquit art colony…

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Avenida El Alba: Defining Southwestern Luxury

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/12/2017 Times Read: 387
Avenida El Alba: Defining Southwestern Luxury

Inspired by the glorious Andalusian farmhouses of Spain, Avenida El Alba is a sophisticated and luxurious retreat that reflects that magical merging of inspiration and architecture. Created by renowned architect Mark Fredstrom, the Santa Barbara style estate is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship featuring stone and wood flooring; tray, beamed, and brick and barrel-vaulted…

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Summer Guide for Business Women: Beat The Heat

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/03/2017 Times Read: 523
Summer Guide for Business Women: Beat The Heat

As soon as summer goes from hot to over the top hot, “work appropriate” attire quickly becomes unbearable and unwearable. Unfortunately, simply popping out a few softer colors won’t beat the heat outside and won’t help with the freeze when inside. Follow these 7 simple and actionable tips to Rock Your Office Dress Code When…

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Exclusive Biltmore Million Dollar Listing Launch

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 05/31/2017 Times Read: 353
Exclusive Biltmore Million Dollar Listing Launch

Laura Eagan, Certified Kitchen Designer, is universally known for her ability to create stunningly modern, yet classic kitchens and baths, ensuring spaces are extraordinary and clients are happy. It's common knowledge these rooms are the workhorses of the home. As such, a kitchen and bath designer must utilize the highest level of planning and keep…

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