JT GROUP BLOG - Blog Archive: October, 2016

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October 2016

Found 5 blog entries for October 2016.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (October 31, 2016) – New twists on age-old traditions. This edition of The High End celebrates new twists on age-old traditions. New ideas and technologies are innovating everything, from how we travel and eat to the ways we live and shop. Our issue begins with a Treasures spread dedicated to unique places for children to play. Remember that old swing set? Well, these custom play structures are much more interactive, creative, and imaginative.

Next, in Passport, discover how travelers today are experiencing journeys like never before. Gone are the days of “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.” Now, if it’s Tuesday, you can be wherever you’d like. And, in the latest twist, you may not even know where you are going!

The Focus

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23 Vernal Spring | Shady Canyon

IRVINE, Calif. (October 26, 2016) - As a top selling real estate agent in Coastal Orange County, Jacqueline Thompson is known for her service excellence as well as setting records throughout her areas of expertise, including Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, and Irvine. In addition to having sold over $740 Million in residential real estate, Thompson maintains her position as top- selling agent in the exclusive enclave of Shady Canyon in Irvine. Most recently, Thompson completed the sale of a Santa Barbara-inspired residence listed for $3,295,000.

The sought-after floor plan of the Sycamore Plan 1 blends the timeless beauty of a Montecito estate with modern-day amenities. Gracing a private lot, the sprawling 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom,

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23 Vernal Spring | Shady Canyon

In true California lifestyle fashion, this Santa Barbara-inspired residence will enchant you, blending the timeless beauty of a Montecito estate with the modern-day amenities and exclusive luxuries of its Shady Canyon setting. Gracing a large lot designed around courtyards and gardens, this single-level three bedroom, three-and- one-half bath Sycamore Plan 1 home is surrounded by olive trees and features a serene ambiance that beckons you to explore its inviting rooms and tucked-away spaces for relaxed everyday living and entertaining, both indoors and al fresco. An exquisite wooden entry gate opens to reveal an intimate courtyard draped in climbing vines, which accentuate the beautiful tiles that adorn the home’s exterior, and leads to a front door

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Newport Coast Community

NEWPORT COAST, Calif. (October 6, 2016) - Jacqueline Thompson – ranked #71 of agents nationwide by the Wall Street Journal – recently completed the sale of a Newport Coast home in the sought-after Aubergine tract of guard-gated Newport Ridge.

Using her nuanced and extensive market knowledge, Thompson brought an all cash offer and was able to negotiate an excellent sale price for her longtime client on the residence listed for $2,699,000. Perched above Newport Beach, the home offers sunset views of the ocean and Palos Verdes as well as city lights at night. In addition to a spacious master suite and three additional bedrooms, the residence features a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, which opens to the family room with fireplace. French doors lead to

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This summer we had a great vacation going on safari in Tanzania.  Unlike other vacations where miles of walking was the norm this was mostly riding in an open Land Cruiser.  We booked a 10 day tour with Nigel Perks Discovery.  His company  was referred to us by an acquaintance who had been on several safaris with Nigel.  Our tour consisted of visiting 4 destinations; Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, and North Serengeti.  We were extremely fortunate to have Jombi Kivuyo as our tour guide.

It was intriguing to learn he was born in a Maasai village but gave up the Maasai way of life (cattle herding) to better himself and his family.  He is extremely knowledgeable about the animals and plants in the region

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