Along the way to Branson, we stopped by an antique shop with (allegedly) $1 million dollars in inventory.

Chatting with the owner, we discovered that he distributes to 80% of the USA’s antique stores, and until the recession was averaging $10million gross sales a year.

Most of his inventory comes from housing closures in Europe and massive estate auctions that he completely buys out.

One of the most expensive units was an old cabinet at $35,000. It was handcrafted in 1820, and the cabinet-maker had engraved his signature on the inside of the cabinet. He was the main cabinet-maker for French royalty; it was purchased by this “picker” from a castle just north of Paris.

He was having a sale (up to 50% off) to clear out his 8 warehouses to have 6 more transport trucks unload upon their imminent arrival.

Great American Road Trip 2015
Clinton, Arkansas
April 14, 2015

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April 2 2015 - Housing activists pull down fences surrounding Aylesbury estate, London, England. Southwark council spent £140,000 building a massive ‘Berlin Wall-style’ metal-spiked fence around a housing estate in south London. The Council splashed £200 per metre on the 8ft-high, 700 metre-long eyesore surrounding four blocks on the Aylesbury Estate.Council bosses, who have been facing protests over the estate’s planned demolition, claimed the hoarding was put up for the safety of residents.But residents told the Standard they were furious about being penned in behind the wall and left with only one access point to their homes, manned by private security.

Residents at the Aylesbury Estate are losing their homes in a deal between the local authority and Notting Hill Housing (NHH). Southwark call it regeneration, the residents call it social cleansing. They claim they are being pressured into accepting below market rate and risk being priced out of the area. 

The gradual removal of social housing (and its residents) in favour of building more flats for offshore investors increasingly points toward eradicating the mixed communities London has always had. The most important question councils should be asking is who benefits from this regeneration? If the residents come pretty low down that list, surely a rethink is needed.

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April 16, 2015 – Palm Beach Gardens Waterfront Estate

14898 Palmwood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
$9,500,000 | 4 Bedrooms | 4.2 Bathrooms | 9,268 sq. ft.

Prominent waterfront estate offering over 2 acres of direct Intracoastal Waterway property and over 300’ of frontage. Private yacht basin on property will accommodate a 100’+ motor yacht in addition to secondary dock. The sprawling estate property offers two vacant land parcels which could be built upon or kept as serene private grounds (4 total parcels included in this property).

Want to learn more? Go to corcoran.com.

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L'estate è divertimento, è la pelle scura, le cazzate, i bagni, le sbronze, le risate, le foto, i ricordi, le canzoni, i baci, la notte di San Lorenzo, i libri in riva al mare, le serate in discoteca.
L'estate è spensieratezza, felicità, gioventù, libertà!
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arriverà un'altra estate,
e arriverà la felicità.