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Venice is one of the top vacation spots in the world, and for good reason. The city, located in northeastern Italy, is a completely car free chain of 117 islands linked only by bridges and surrounded by water. The city is rich in history, carrying some of the most beautiful works of art around. If the description isn’t enough to make you want to visit, here are 4 reasons to make the trip to Venice in your future.

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1.  To experience a place traffic free

The constant threat of ongoing cars as one tries to cross the street is a threat we are all very used to. In Venice, you get to experience an environment like no other. The lack of car horns blasting and hectic traffic allows for a calm and safe experience for you,

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One of the most favorable restaurants found in the region of Cote D’Azur, France right on the French Riviera.

Mirazur the French restaurant overlooking the beautiful French Riviera owned by famous Chef Mauro Colagreco. The food is different, France Today calls the plates “generous and earthy” but can leave some feeling “unfed.” Some of the reasons being it is only a two-star restaurant but the ranking isn’t up to date for the exquisite tastes and different eats that guests get to experience.

Chef Mauro Colagreco is from Buenos Aires and he incorporates his native ingredients and tastes into his dishes. Everything is fresh and inspired by seasonal ingredients for the best quality and taste of the ripest foods. The different

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Debbie Fisher, Owner of Handsome Properties International, and Annie Young, Property Consultant with Handsome Properties International, recently visited Villa Michelangelo and received a personal tour of the villa from the owners. During their visit, they learned some interesting facts about the property such as how the current owners discovered the property and traced it all the way back to Michelangelo's time of purchase. The original oil press and mill stone dating back to around the 1500s also remain on the property in untouched condition. While touring the property, Debbie and Annie learned how much the current owners love the estate and consider themselves stewards of the home instead of "owners". 

Villa Michelangelo is owned by an

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CIBUS, Italy’s International Food Exhibition will be held in Parma from May 9th to May 12th. You definitely won’t want to miss the chance to taste some of Europe’s most delicious samples of food.

In the region of Emilia-Romagna, the town of Parma will host over 60,000 food professionals from over 90 countries.  This year breaks the record of having Italian food companies from every category such as condiments, baked goods, sauces, cheese, dairy products, cured meats, fresh meats, seafood, pastas, preserves, organic, vegan, non-GMO, and vegetarian along with low fat products as well.

Italy’s most famous liqueur and brewery, wine and spirits, and beer makers will be on tap. This is an

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Costa Rica is one of the most extraordinary countries in the world and makes a suitable destination for a healthy lifestyle and retirement. The population is close to 4.5 million people, of which a fraction of those welcoming residents live in the capital and largest city, San Jose. The surrounding bodies of water to Costa Rica are the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful Caribbean Sea, next to the borders of the countries Nicaragua and Ecuador.

The ability to retire in a tropical climate country, with Caribbean beaches and islands, surrounded by magnificent waterfalls and rain forests is yes in fact, amazingly affordable. Healthcare, great food, and local services are available and affordable in

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Les Sources De Caudalie in Bordeaux, France

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Les Sources De Caudalie is an extravagant and luxury spa hotel with fine dining restaurants and bars. Located just 12 miles outside Bordeaux, France, in the Smith Haut Lafitte vineyards.The hotel grounds provide the most charming and relaxing atmosphere with local recycled wood and classic French designs . The Spa provides a specific treatment that they are most uniquely known for using grape vines from their own vineyards. Aside from the high quality wine service and beverages to drink during your stay, the Spa offers wine-based treatments based on the effectiveness of polyphenols that are present in the wine. Polyphenols are abundant micro nutrients

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The Best 5 Macaroon Places to visit in Paris!

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1. Carette

Known as one of the prettiest patisseries of Paris, Carette serves a variety of everything from delicious pastrys to macaroons with a classic 1920's style. Carette is where you come to find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with amazing service and tasty pastries!

4, Place du Trocadero, 75016, Paris.




2. Laduree Champs Elysees

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Laduree is most famously known to be considered a true scent of Paris. One of the best patisseries of Paris and most renowned macaroons with amazing flavors.

75, Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008, Paris.


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Have you ever dreamed of relocating to France to live the rest of your life in the peaceful countryside, but still close to the City of Light? Do you love the specialized art form and handcraft needed for curing meats and cheeses? Well then you can move to France to open your very own boucherie/charcuterie and live in the beautiful region of Provence, France to fulfill this culinary dream. There is room for culinary artists and meat lovers in an industry in the culinary world and art form of boucherie and charcuterie, or in other words fresh and cured meat and cheeses.

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The number of butcherie/charcuterie’s has significantly declined in Provence down to two vendors. But there is prime opportunity in

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A Wonderful Evening at Handsome Properties

Thursday, February 25th marks the date that our proud and hard working Deborah Fisher, owner and broker in charge of Handsome Properties Inc., held the Grand Opening for the newest office location at 285 Meeting Street. The evening was a grand success with special guests including Mayor John Tecklenburg who cut the ribbon to the the doors of Handsome Properties new headquarters!