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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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Just about everyone enjoys a good secret. Today, we plan to take you through some of Paris’ greatest secrets, from hidden locales to parts of history to unexpected things to do while you’re there. It’s okay, you can spill these secrets with friends, we won’t tell…... 

Urban Vineyard Clos Montmartre, 18th Arrondissement

Tucked behind Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, this wine haven produces about 1,700 bottles per year but rarely sells to shops or wholesalers. Take a sip during the Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre. Or a few. 

Peach Orchards, Montreuil

This is for our Southern Belles looking for a slice of home. Make your way to the west side of Paris to find orchards that served such greats as the Queen of England and Louis XIV and feast your eyes

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Located hillside next to Paris, Montmartre is packed full of history, gastronomy, and truly is the epitome of the francophone culture.  What many people are not aware of, however, are the many hidden and beautiful walkways that surround this district of Paris as well as what lays on them.  This large hill, located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, use to be home to a multitude of artists during the impressionistic period, including Renoir, who famously painted Le Bal du Moulin de la Galette while sitting on a café aside the walkways of Montmartre.  

The history of Montmartre is something worth exploring, only observable to the well trained eye, and of course, the locals who inhabit this gorgeous hillside region.  The area use to be bustling with

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Paris is always a good idea right? Well now that notion coined by Audrey Hepburn is definitely something to take into consideration, given the ever-changing film, gastronomy, and art catching visitors eyes to Paris!  Though Paris is filled with history dating back to the 3rd century, 18 centuries later and it is still bustling and growing every day.  Paris today is offering so much more than what it used to be to locals and travelers alike.  Though this will only be scratching the surface, we will take a peek into what Paris has to offer in 2016! 

Needless to say Paris is jam packed with music and theatrical entertainment.  The Philharmonie de Paris, a cultural revelation, offering great insight into the musical world, boasts top of the line

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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 award…
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Any first (or second…or tenth) time visitor of Paris will always remember the sight of the Eiffel Tour rising above all other Parisienne infrastructure. Laying your eyes upon the famous monument will stir you and undoubtedly leave you longing for more Paris. While the Eiffel Tour is, of course, the most notable sight in the 7th arrondissement, there are more lovely places you have to see before you depart!

Known as Paris’ oldest department store, you definitely won’t want to miss Le Bon Marché (translated to “the good deal”) on Rue de Sèvres. Le Bon Marché sells some of France’s favorite clothing brands, and has a delicious in-store café, Le Grand Épicerie de Paris. Even if you’re not in the market for high-end clothing,

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