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Links We Love: 9/29/2018

by Team Fathom
Gold-Diggers A new LA crash pad. Photo courtesy of Gold-Diggers.

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Looking for some positive news in the universe this week? Here we go: Bristol University students crowd-funded a trip for their beloved janitor — his first vacation in nearly a decade. – Jeralyn, editorial director

Bookmark this hotel if you're planning on balling out in Jackson Hole this winter: Caldera House, a new boutique hotel and alpine club with eight luxury suites, each equipped with multiple bedrooms and a chef's kitchen. – Daniel, Fathom editor

Wishing I'd though of this genius idea: Shop your favorite hotels at The Room Service, a new e-commerce site championing the designers and makers behind the beautiful things showcased in hotels, restaurants, and design-led spaces. While predominantly UK-focused for now, I look forward to the day when I can shop my favorite international hotels. – Berit, senior editor

The 1868 Henry Erben organ at Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral.

Mark your calendars and reserve your seats for October 16, when Italy's Caligari Opera performs at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in Manhattan. The special concert, a benefit for the glorious, 150-year-old Henry Erben organ, will literally echo the 1826 Benefit Concert for the Orphanage at 32 Prince Street, using modern technology to recreate what was heard in 1826, including pieces by Handel and Haydn, as well as the first rare works by Zingarelli and Cimarosa. Fathom readers can use the discount code FATHOM20 for 20 percent off. — Pavia, CEO 

Loving this idyllic tour through the little-known rooftop farms atop Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette. – Daniel

You can now fly out of LAX with up to 28.5 grams of weed. Relax, man!  – Jeralyn

LA's newest boutique hotel is also a recording studio and disco den. Gold-Diggers in East Hollywood proudly touts its reputation as "a rock-n-roll palace with just the right amount of sleaze." Each room is stocked with vinyl and vintage cassettes, plus you get a 12" vinyl mix to take with you when at check out.– Amelia, WordSmith

In Paris and looking for something out of the ordinary? Erotic shop and hidden treasure Venus sur Cour displays antique sex paraphernalia and lingerie from the 1920s. – Constan, Spotted by Locals

This Week on Fathom

A Nile cruise boat docks along the banks of the Nile. Photo courtesy of Nour el Nil.

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Chicago: Reinvented Wrigleyville knocks it out of the park.

San Francisco: Rock and roll digs for the rebellious at heart.

Kuala Lumpur: Discovering Malaysia's national dish in a parking lot.

Pennsylvania: Craft-drink your way around Gettysburg.