September 2016

There are 5 blog entries for September 2016.

Located a half mile off the coast of Cannes on the French Riviera sits the tranquil island of Île Sainte-Marguerite. Just a 15 minute boat ride will get you to this remote land highly known for its prison fortress, Fort Royal. It is said that "the man in the iron mask" was held here in the 17th century. It's an A+ destination on the Cote D'Azur that is well worth a visit. Put this tiny island on your to-do list as it is full of bewilderment and adventure. 

The island is thought to have been first occupied by the Romans when it was known as Lero. Though it has not been confirmed, the island was most likely renamed by the crusaders who built the Saint Margaret of Antioch church which still stands. In 1612, the ownership of the island switched from

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  As Charleston Restaurant Week is midway through from a successful start, so begins the preparation to another, about 4,300 miles across the pond! Le Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre (The Grape Harvest Festival) is in preparation for the beginning of October in none other than the City of Lights- Paris. The Festival marks 82 years of celebration as a relic of the flourishing wine vineyards that use to inhabit the northern region of Paris on the hill of Montmartre.  Similar to Charleston, the Festival involves much to do for locals and visitors to the area!


  Some things that might suit any wine-connisuers fancy include wine tastings paired with amazing dishes and cheeses, and the ability to partake in auctions for some of the most prestigious…
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Arles, France is a small town in the Provence region in the South of France. Best known for its prominent presences in some of Vincent Van Gogh's most popular works, it is here that Van Gogh completed paintings such as "Starry Night", "The Yellow House, "Bedroom in Arles", and many more. He arrived in Arles in 1888 and stayed for 18 months painting landscapes and real life scenes. It was here that he began to see a decline in his mental health. He frequently found himself poverty stricken, not selling a single painting, and spending time in the hospital. Although Van Gogh's time in Arles was full of illness and struggle, he created some of his most beautiful masterpieces here; masterpieces that  have made lasting impressions on our western culture. 

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Located in Ireland's province of Leinster sits the city of Dublin. With its Georgian architecture, world famous zoo, seaside villages, and of course the Guinness Factory; you can't go wrong in planning a trip to this fabulous place! Handsome Properties has a luxurious villa for rent where you could stay and enjoy the fabulous activities Dublin has to offer. We think fall is the best time to pay a visit to this incredible country. And with fall right around the corner, there couldn't be a better time to plan a trip. 

Where to Stay:

In a fairytale-type setting featuring panoramic views of the Dublin Bay sits an incredible villa with a variety of amenities. It is located in the small village of Dalkey with only a 15 minute walk to shops,…
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Prince Albert I of Monaco was an an avid explorer and ocean enthusiast. With his great passion for the sea and having gone on over 28 scientific expeditions, he inaugurated the Oceanographic Museum in 1910. It was his wish of "knowing, loving and protecting the oceans." The oceanographic institute follows his legacy as it bridges the gap between the political, economical, and scientific community. The institute also focuses on educating the general public and promoting sea preservation, conservation, and sustainability. 

The Oceanography Museum is somewhere you must visit if you find yourself in Monaco. Built on the side of a cliff often called the Rock of Monaco, the museum boasts panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. From the windows you can

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