Message from Agi
We are in the month of Love with Valentine’s Day ahead of us. The incredible power of Love is its pliability. It can bend, soar, grow, be shared, and be the source of greatness in all human beings. So, please spread some Love around….
The real estate market is expected to be strong in 2021. With interest rates still at historic lows and a lack of inventory could make for a great time to buy and sell.
I was recently in Montana and enjoyed spending time with PollyAnna & Brett Snyder from our Bozeman Engel & Völkers shop. Below is a short video for you to enjoy and meet my dear friend PollyAnna, the go-to Real Estate Agent for Montana.
Don’t forget to take a peek at my Book of the Month below.
Have a Loving month of February!
Agi Vermes Smith
Meet my wonderful friend PollyAnna Snyder. She is your go-to person for everything Montana!
4223 Silverado Trail
3 Cottages | Refurbished Barn | 8 acres of Cabernet
Offered at $8,100,000
Make this your family compound! Three fully remodeled cottages - two cottages: 1 bedroom, living rm, kitchen, fireplace, One cottage is a studio. Historical old Barn that has been refurbished and has office space so you can work from home. Situated on nearly 18 private acres, set far back off of Silverado Trail. The property offers cash flow from the 8 acres of premium Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Sizable well, new generators, two outbuildings used as garages, Bocce ball court, two outdoor firepits, six ancient olive trees, 100 olive trees to make your own olive oil along with multiple fruit trees. Minutes to both downtown Yountville & Napa. Build your main residence on this property and own a one of a kind property in the heart of Napa Valley.
“The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by: Gertrude Stein”
For years I have heard about Gertrude Stein, but I was not familiar with her work. Norah Ephron, my most very favorite writer/director, was also intrigued by Gertrude and wrote articles about her. So, I dived in and ordered the biography she wrote about her girlfriend, Alice.
Gertrude, although born in Pennsylvania, as a young woman she lived mostly in Paris with Alice. She was a best friend of Pablo Picasso and Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse. She and her brother were very entrenched in the art world, and they often purchased many of their famous friends' works. Picasso once painted Gertrude's portrait. The two women lived an exciting life with their bourgeois friends. Their evenings filled with food, wine, art, and conversation were fun to read about. Gertrude was a stoic woman who was a novelist, poet, playwright, and a dedicated art collector. Gertrude died soon after World War II ended.
As much as I enjoyed the stories of their lives in Europe socializing with some of my favorite icons, I was not impressed with this particular prose. I felt labored to get through the book even though I enjoyed their adventures. If you are a Stein fan, don't send arrows my way. I still recognize and admire what an amazing woman she was, not to mention a true trailblazer as an artist, investor, and independent woman.