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With breathtaking views of the hilltops and vineyards this luxurious estate is located in the heart of the golden triangle of the Luberon in the South of France. This 12 bedroom 12 bath estate offers 7535 sqft. of living space along with 40 acres of land. The three level contemporary home includes a garden, guesthouse, and large pool area. With its unique stoned exterior, open space living, and extraordinary views this is a property you wont want to miss out on! 

Whether you are looking for a good investment or a vacation home the wonderful countryside of France offers many things to do and places to see! The location of this particular property is only 5 minutes away from hilltop villages and shops, 45 minutes from the Avignon train station,

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Looking for a romantic getaway in the city of lights this Valentine’s? Why limit yourself to just one day! Make the month extra special for you and a loved one by renting a luxury apartment for the holiday.  Here are a few apartment rentals we think will have you saying ‘ooo-lala’!

INVALIDES APARTMENT IN THE 7TH ARRONDISSEMENT

Exceptional panoramic views are the hallmark of this furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the 7th arrondissement. The decor and furnishings, a mixture of contemporary and antiques, are beautiful and comfortable. The apartment is on the 5th floor with an elevator and boasts views of the entire Invalides area including the Dome, the Church, the gardens, the Seine, and from the Eiffel Tower. The building is extremely

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Looking for a warm weather getaway this winter season? Introducing The Coakley House, a nine bedroom, stunning property available for rent on the beautiful Andros Island of the Bahamas.

The Coakley House has a rich history dating back to the 1940s when it was built by a European entrepreneur named William Sigrist as a wedding gift to his daughter. Eventually sold to the British Government, it was then used the home as a private residence for the Commander of the Royal Navy and many formal receptions attended by Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. A new dock has recently been built and can accommodate a large size yacht.

The beautiful estate also offers a small private beach. The sweeping patio of the Coakley House offers breathtaking views of

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It's nearly impossible to go wrong when planning your travel itinerary for an Italian vacation. One way or another, you will see the sights and experience the fabulous food. If you're visiting for the second or third time, though, you may be interested in activities that are a little more off of the beaten path. Take a look at these suggestions of hidden spots in Italy that you may not have considered visiting before. If you happen to visit, let us know what you think!

1. Procida

When it comes to Italian islands, this one simply can't be beat. It features petite, candy-colored houses on a picturesque coastline just a short boat ride away from Naples. It flies under the radar of its well-known neighbor, Capri and is the smallest of the Flegrean

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Interested in investing in paradise? Let's take a further look into this beautiful locale filled with lush rainforest, picturesque volcanoes, pristine beaches, friendly locals and brightly colored toucans!

1. Investment is buzzing and so is the rental property market, with agents seeing a steady increase in buyers that spend a few weeks of the year in the tropical destination, renting it out for a majority of the remainder.

2. Quality of service and quantity of options for buyers have been established since the tourism  and development boom of the 1990's.

3. The retiree haven of Guanacaste alone boasts more than 630 miles of Pacific coast, jungle, tropical rainforest, and a gorgeous mountain range. Closings in the region are now happening at a

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We've got a few links to rock your world (literally!) as we take you around what's buzzing in the international arenas of art, real estate, design, travel and more! Take a look for some mid-week inspiration and you just may find yourself practically feeling the breeze of the Riviera all while enjoying the comforts of your morning coffee. Ciao! 

1. When you need a break from NPR:

While we can thank NPR for giving our daily dose of "need to know" stories, sometimes we have to switch it up. For a commercial break, check out this podcast series called Travelogue from the minds of Conde Nast Traveler contributors. This particular episode schools us on the benefit of hiring a local tour guide to get a perfectly tailored travel experience. 

2. When

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Are you a snow bunny that is most content when racing down the slopes? Maybe lounging in the tropics with the breeze in your hair and a Pina colada in hand is more your speed? Prefer the sound of leaves crunching underneath your leather boots and adorned in this season's best outerwear? Or perhaps the smell of rain and the bloom of flowers from every color of the rainbow puts the biggest smile on your face. Whatever season you fancy the best, we have the top recommendations of where to welcome each of the seasons with open arms and adventures awaiting. 

Fall: Italy

Come explore Italy during the months where the stunning country hosts its truffle, prosciutto and wine festivals and feast your way through pasta puttanesca, gelato and so much more! The

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The work week is coming to a close and we are already thinking about how we will use up those days of R & R! Take a look at some of the fun things going on around the world and let them inspire your weekend! Or jet on over and stay here, here, or here!

1. Dublin -- this weekend's top picks include Dublin's rendition of Oktoberfest, the Theatre Festival and the Ha Penny Flea Market with rotating vendors that features a vinyl-spinning DJ as locals browse for the latest vintage find. 

Find out more about this lucky city and its festivities year-round here. 

 2. Capri -- for a seat with a view look no further than the chairlift that whisks you to the top of Mount Solaro, the island's flower, vegetable and vineyard laden mountain then head to the

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Good morning everyone! 

While the calendar doesn't put us into autumn just yet, a lot of us are experiencing some bittersweet emotions after bidding summer adieu now that Labor Day has come and gone. I can only hope you spent it with friends, sunshine, some sand and a proper coastal breeze nearby. Nonetheless, it is time to gear up for the season of beautiful (bearable) weather, apple picking with friends, rivalry football games, and so many more fall festivities! Before you take full advantage of all the things Charleston has to offer in the fall, why not take one more vacation just before the leaves change? Take a look at some of the best places to venture to in September!

1. Aix-en-Provence, France

By this time in the lavender-field haven, the

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The real estate market in London is hot and prices are jumping as the amount of available luxury properties is quickly dropping. Weather you hop the pond in search of the best view, an antique gem at the Portobello Road Market, a brew in Picadilly, or maybe your new home away from home, check out some of our favorite activities when in this magnificent city!

For the Shopper:

Notting Hill is for those in search of one-of-kind pieces chock full of vintage shops and home to the world's largest antique market Portobello Road Market, a mile-long street of daily local vendors. A short walk away is Westbourne Grove, where you will find even more high-end shopping, with designer emporiums sprinkled between a mix of boho boutiques, trendy cafes and art

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