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At First Blush: Tips for Adding a Touch of Pink to Your Office

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More and more companies today are adopting the mindset that just because your office is professional doesn’t mean it can’t be homey, feminine, or colorful. As a matter of fact, a pop of pink here and there can add volumes to culture, happiness, and brand strategy. Here’s a look at some of my favorite ways of working pink into a professional space.

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Work-Life Balance? For Millennials, It’s All About Work-Life Integration

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There’s no truer cliché in today’s workplace than that the ancient Greek saying, “The only thing that is constant is change.” The business workplace has already undergone, and will continue to undergo, massive changes as younger generations of workers climb their way up the corporate ladder (or build their own ladder by starting their own companies).

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A Day in the Life: 24 Hours With Downtown Dynamo Star Hughes

By Ashley Lewis

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A natural born achiever, Star Hughes has accomplished more in her professional life than many will by twice her age. She recently landed on SD Metro’s 40 Under 40 list, and was named a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award.

But Star’s not all blind ambition. Even while managing an incredible workload, Star remains remarkably centered, and is one of the most poised and good natured people you are likely to meet. Much credit is due to the influence of her family, with whom she’s incredibly close, and her fiancé – all of who work with Star every day at Hughes Marino.

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The Millennials’ Case for Renting…Anything!

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In recent weeks, there have been a slew of articles written about why the Millennial generation isn’t buying the way previous generations have bought. And we’re not just talking about the places we call home. From the way we choose to have our entertainment delivered, to how we shop for outfits, to our modes of transportation, Millennials like variety…almost as much as we like flexibility. Here’s a look at some of the ways Millennials are taking advantage of technology to add both variety and flexibility to our everyday lives.

Clothing
It can be hard for Millennials to justify spending hundreds of dollars on a dress we are only going to wear once or maybe twice a year. Rent the Runway is an incredible solution. The variety of gorgeous outfits initially sold me on the service, and the quality of the items I’ve rented has been impeccable. Order it online, or on their mobile app, and it shows up at your door two days later.

Television
With options such as Hulu Plus and Netflix, for a fraction of the cost of cable or satellite television, we are able to essentially rent the shows we want. Anything we can’t find via these subscription services, we can almost certainly find online for free. Not to mention that these subscription services are completely mobile – so we can watch our shows on an airplane, by the pool, or in a park.

Music
Like television, Millennials also have the opportunity to “rent” music through services such as Pandora. Not only is it inexpensive (and oftentimes free), but the spectrum of music available is vast to say the least. Why buy one album if we only want to hear one song from an artist? For this generation, variety really is the spice of life, and music subscriptions provide that variety.

Transportation
Car2Go, Uber and Lyft allow Millennials to get anywhere they need to without having to own a car. With low fares, we can catch a ride wherever we want to go in the cities we live, work and play. These car services also eliminate the added expenditure of auto insurance and maintenance/upkeep.

While an argument can likely always be made for owning your car, CDs, or perhaps even clothing, the case for renting is only getting stronger. Certainly for the Millennial generation the benefits of flexibility, variety, and convenience offered through renting many of our lifestyle amenities are far more attractive than being locked in to long contracts and expensive monthly bills.



San Diego Magazine: Spotlight on Star Hughes

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Hughes Marino Director Star Hughes recently sat down with San Diego Magazine’s Joyce Glazer to talk about her role models, the family business, and what the future holds for this young commercial real estate dynamo.

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The Working Woman’s Guide to Avoiding Perfectionism, Eating Well, & Good Conversation at the Table

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This time of year, with holiday deadlines approaching — buy the turkey! Trim the tree! — and a limited number of days left in the calendar, life has a way of speeding up, and it often seems impossible to fit all of those to do’s in just twenty-four hours a day.

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Spaces We Love: Houzz’s Irvine Office

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It’s not surprising in the least that Houzz.com – the world’s leading home remodeling and design website – has an impressive office itself. For the billion-dollar internet company, which Hughes Marino CEO Jason Hughes described as “kind of a mashup of Pinterest, Yelp, and an ecommerce site all devoted to home design,” it only makes sense that their office would perfectly represent their brand.

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Fall Essentials for the Millennial Working Woman

I’m not sure if it was the long summer – or my love of all things comfy and cozy – but I couldn’t be more excited that fall has finally arrived in San Diego!  Here are a few of my fall favorites that are both work appropriate and versatile for those much needed rest days!

Cashmere and faux fur mittens from Mark & Graham.

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Wear-to-work comfortable ankle boots from Ivanka Trump.

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A bright-colored peacoat from J.Crew.

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Polka dot tights from Spanx.  Enough said.

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A flirty + formal long-sleeve Banana Republic dress.

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A festive Burberry wool scarf.

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A cozy and cute cashmere Bloomingdale’s sweater dress.

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Day-to-night crop jacket from Joie.

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Anthropologie frosting for your hair.

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A fun Smythson day planner.  Get excited for 2015!

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Room With a View: How to Capitalize on Your Office’s Window Line

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Whether you’re moving into a new office, expanding your existing office, or thinking about rearranging your office setup, it’s important to consider how to maximize the impact of your window space – and its accompanying views – to align with your company’s priorities.

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Female Executives Can Inspire Young Women to Pursue Math and Aim for Success

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I recently came across an article that gave me more than a few moments’ pause. It was about one of my idols, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.

At age thirty-eight, Mayer became the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation and turned the struggling company around seemingly overnight. Incidentally, in addition to being one of the few women in charge of such a large, visible company, she’s also a mother, and a bit of a fashion icon (certainly in the tech world). In my mind she embodies the “everything woman.”

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