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    • Dancers flock to Broadway, programmers make their way to Silicon Valley, and actors move out to Hollywood. But where can small-scale artisans go to create and succeed? Here are three communities that foster creativity and encourage makers to thrive. Charleston, SC From the quaint beach communities just outside of town to the colorful, stately mansions…

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      Pond Boating in Luxembourg Garden: Paris

      Written by with no comments on Nov 12, 2014

      Sunshine and warm weather draw Parisians near and far to the City’s many parks and public spaces. The Jardin du Luxembourg, located in the 6th arrondissement, is one of Paris’s largest parks (55 acres), replete with fountains, statuary, formal gardens and boules courts. The setting is iconically Paris, where one can wallow away the day…

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      Meet the Maker: Fiona Blunden, Gilder

      Written by with no comments on Nov 4, 2014

      Light streams in from a bank of windows at the Blunden Gilding Studio and the overhead spotlights make the gold gleam on a recently finished mirror, while a round, grand frame sits nearby waiting to be restored. The studio, home of the gilder, Fiona Blunden, is filled with the tools of her craft, an ancient…