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By the Engel & Völkers Team

“A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.” - Ian Fleming

More than just intimate and classic—this event was timeless. Engel & Völkers had the pleasure of attending "STYLED: Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them," a collaboration between luxury fashion and lifestyle brands MR PORTER, Phillips and The Rake. MR PORTER, award-winning online destination for men's style, and The Rake, leading men's lifestyle magazine and e-commerce platform, curated a selection of tailored looks showcased alongside vintage and modern timepieces in Phillips' New York gallery. This exhibition culminated in Phillips', in Association with Bacs & Russo, second watch auction in New York on December 5th,

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

With the official start of winter, many might set off to seek shelter in warmer destinations to work on their tans, while others will gravitate towards snow-capped mountains to work on their form on the slopes. If you're more of a snow lover than a snowbird this season, there's more to it than doubling up layers of clothes, packing a thermos of hot chocolate and repairing your shoe straps to achieve the ultimate winter wonderland experience.

To embark on the road to the perfect winter haven, here are six of our favorite ski/snowboarding markets across the U.S. and Canada, world-renowned for their idyllic scenery and, of course, top-class ski resorts.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

With the likes of Jackson Hole Mountain

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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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It should come as no surprise that, when we ask which countries celebrate Thanksgiving, the answer is “too many to list”.

We’re getting into the spirit of the season by giving thanks for some of the most beautiful traditions around the world. Read on to find out how you can incorporate them into your own celebrations, whether in your holiday décor, food or atmosphere.

Thanksgiving, USA

We start with the most obvious celebrant – but don’t expect to know all of their traditions. The original Thanksgiving in 1621 wasn’t so much about over-indulgence as fasting, prayer and thanking the native Wampanoag tribe for teaching the pilgrims how to survive the winter.

We can enjoy the spirit of this first Thanksgiving today by shunning

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Forget about November being a dull month, stuck between summer holidays and the Christmas or ski season. It’s a highly underrated month for travel; however, with November comes glorious spring in places like South Africa and vibrant, colorful autumn in Europe.

The best places to travel in November: north or south?

Your first decision is whether to head south, chasing spring sunshine and warmer temperatures, or whether to embrace the cooler climes in Europe and appreciate cities that can simply be too hot and stuffy over the summer.

Once you’ve decided, here are our ideas for some of the best places to travel in November.

Cities too hot in August

Many popular Italian cities, like Naples and Rome, and Greek cities like Athens, are stiflingly

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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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The spectacle of Halloween is about far more than scary costumes and horror films. The best Halloween parties are truly immersive, with the element of terror extending to every detail – from the decorations to the food itself. To get you started on your spooky soirée, here's a helping of delicious Halloween food ideas.

 

'Orrible Oreo eyeballs

If you have a sweet tooth, this Oreo-based recipe should hit the spot. These biscuits look suitably gruesome for entertaining your friends and family, and are simple to make and flavorsome too.

  • Take the top off an Oreo cookie, taking care to leave the white center intact.

  • Create the eye pattern using piped icing.

  • For a creepy pupil, finish with a small M&M or a chocolate chip.

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Timing is everything. And that couldn't be more true when it comes to fall real estate. Property markets fluctuate according to a variety of reasons, but the time of the year is among the most regular and predictable factors impacting your chances of making a sale. Here we take a look at four compelling advantages of selling your home in the fall.

There's less competition

In most parts of the world, spring steals the show when it comes to the property market, usually due to people wanting to capitalize on the coming weather and increased curb appeal that it brings. With so many people selling, though, it can be difficult to make your own property stand out from the crowd. Autumn is typically a quieter season for the market, meaning you'll have

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7 WAYS TO MAKE THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRANSITION EASIER

As the carefree days of summer reach their annual end, you can help reduce the stress of the back-to-school transition with careful planning. It is crunch time with just one week until Pinellas County schools start and even less time before Hillsborough County schools begin. Set aside this week as an adjustment period before the first day to create an anxiety-preventing routine for children. Here are a few ideas to make the most of this busy time of year.

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1. Stagger your sleep schedule

Once extended summer daylight shows the first signs of dwindling, start easing into the school year routine with earlier wake-up and bed times. School-aged children need an average of 10-11

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With Father’s Day this weekend, many of us are brainstorming gift ideas for dad. A heart-felt card is always a winner, especially if dad does not live close by. However, if dad is local, a great gift is time spent together. Our real estate advisors have some great local Father’s Day ideas.

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“There’s a bunch of mini golf places along the beach. That’s a great way to entertain a whole family.... even the little ones love to play ‘Put Put’!”

-Sabine Shannon

 

“A trip to Top Golf is something I’ve been wanting to get my Dad.”

-Faye Nicolette

 

“Spend the day at the beach and fishing with your Father, walk the beach to find sea shells.... purchase a small picture frame (ahead of time) and glue the shells around

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