08.30.2014 | Reporter Roundup | 4 Hotspots to Celebrate Labor Day
REPORT
No. 8935
VENUE:
Hotspots to Celebrate Labor Day
LOCATION:
USA
TYPE
All
STYLE
Beachy BBQ Bonfire
SETTINGS
Sandy Beach to City Street
REPORTER : Katie

Beach parties, BBQ’s and finger lickin’ eats. After working hard for those vacation days you deserve some foot-stompin’, soul-healin’, day-drinking partying. This Reporter Roundup is an ode to your days in the office. These are the Best Labor Day Party Spots in America.
 
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Do you have dreams of swimming in salty bath-like oceans or swinging on ropes by the lake? Do you want to prop yourself poolside under the shade of a striped [...]

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08.27.2014 | Gather at this Seaside Surfers Sanctuary in Byron Bay
REPORT
No. 8794
VENUE:
Atlantic Byron Bay
LOCATION:
Byron Bay, Australia
TYPE
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
STYLE
Coastal Caribbean Cottages
SETTINGS
Byron Bay Beaches + Rainforest
REPORTER : Cortnie

The Report

Aloha Gypsetters and hello sunkissed salt gypsies! Grab your sunscreen, a colorful silly straw, a big striped beach towel, and your surfboard. Oh yea, don’t forget your favorite friends and family. This unique coastal estate of three beach cottages has been transformed into Caribbean style plantation houses for your rest and relaxation. Each one of them is joined together by the cutest meandering sun bleached paths, so you will not be too far from your surf buddies. Use those hard earned vacation days for a beachy-keen adventure with the soundtrack of nature in the background as you drift off to sleep. Set in a nature reserve, you will hear the night time melodic sing-song sounds of birdies and frogs. So round up your crew and play hooky already!

You often hear that Australia is what the world was like before it got too crowded and Byron Bay seems to encapsulate that very mantra. It’s just one of those rare magical places that you usually only stumble upon from the comfort of your couch, while watching a romantic comedy. So get up you couch potato, and experience the charming warm and fuzzies of a movie set in real life at Atlantic Byron Bay. Straight from the set of a 50′s surf flick, this boho beach estate envelopes the Byron Bay surf culture known for it’s carefree lifestyle and charming beauty. Salty hair and ocean air, here we come!

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: If your are doing a coastal surf roadtrip just drive. It’s It takes about 9 hours to drive  from Sydney to Byron Bay along the Pacific Highway. It’s also only a one hour drive from the Gold Coast, and just over two hours’ drive from Brisbane. In a hurry? Just hop on a flight from Sydney or Melbourne into Ballina/Byron Airport and grab a shuttle.

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08.22.2014 | An Urban Garden Gathering at Brooklyn Venue Wythe Hotel
REPORT
No. 8511
VENUE:
Wythe Hotel
LOCATION:
Brooklyn, New York
TYPE
Loft / Warehouse Building
STYLE
Urban Factory Garden
SETTINGS
Williamsburg Waterfront
REPORTER : Cortnie

The Wedding Artists Collective is composed of a crew of photographers who consistently take photos that are cooler than cute cat pics. And that is no easy feat.  They recently hosted a soiree at historical Brooklyn venue, Wythe Hotel. This renovated factory on the Brooklyn waterfront was originally built in 1901, and today is used as a glorious gathering space.
 
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Retreat & Dinner Party
Lisa, the founder of The Wedding Artist Collective, wanted [...]

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08.19.2014 | 100 Year Old Brick Bakery Turned Industrial Event Space
REPORT
No. 8085
VENUE:
Moniker Warehouse
LOCATION:
Downtown San Diego, California
TYPE
Loft / Warehouse Building
STYLE
Industrial Dream Factory
SETTINGS
Urban Oasis
REPORTER : Katie

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Reporter Cortnie has personally visited this venue. Deep in the heart of downtown San Diego, a city known for its pristine beaches, surf culture and proximity to the Mexican border, lies this super chic industrial warehouse space or as it’s posh proprietors, The Moniker Group refer to it, “dream factory.” High on character and charm, low on pretention, whatever your fantasy fete may be, you can be sure it will come alive at the Moniker Warehouse.

Chief designers The Moniker Group, who own and operate this lovely locale say, “Design is more than bits and pixels, more than pretty lines, more than a magazine dream. At the heart of design is great human experience. And the greatest human experience is the kind that expands your vision of the world. The kind that shows you what a better world might look like, and what it will take to build it.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. It’s why we clink our glasses. Pore over inspiring invitations. Create fabulous florals. Play with words, themes and memes. Each element contributes to the larger whole. We’re setting a scene and for one day or night, creating an experience that won’t fade off into the ether. True human experience is the collection of small, nameless moments that in the end, stitch the fabric of our lives.

The heartbeat of this place echoes within this urban setting, or quite possibly what we’re feeling is the thoughtful care and craft from Moniker founders, James & Ryan who truly believe Moniker’s goal is to help people live out their stories and to make every far-fetched idea or mental image a tangible reality. We instantly loved their passion for the community and revitalization of downtown San Diego the moment we met them. We gathered around a super cool new whiteboard table they had just constructed and immediately felt like old buddies.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Fly into nearby San Diego International Airport (approx. 10 miles away) and take a car. Or the train. San Diego is known for its extremely convenient (and fun!) trolley system.

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08.17.2014 | Throw a Minimalistic Garden Party on Abbott Kinney
REPORT
No. 6565
VENUE:
Axe
LOCATION:
Abbott Kinney, Venice, CA.
TYPE
Private Dining / Restaurant
STYLE
Minimal Garden Party
SETTINGS
By the Beach!
REPORTER : Katie

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Reporter Katie has personally visited this venue and thrown a party here!

Axe (pronounced AXE (ă • shay) is a salutation borrowed from Yoruba (where Nigeria is today) that means, “go with the power of the Gods and Goddesses.” Oft confused with the pronunciation akin to the tool of choice wielded by plaid-clad lumberjacks whose attire has now been appropriated by many of the so-called hipsters lining Venice’s famed Abbott Kinney Boulevard. Yet god, goddess or lumberjack would all find a place at the table in the backyard of Venice’s quiet, superb Axe Restaurant.

Located in a city bathed in the shadow of the entertainment industry and renowned for its excess of glitz and glamour, lies this gem in the heart of what was once an enclave for hippies and bodybuilders but now sits at a crossroads of a a new food and design revolution. Minimalist chic prevails in the restaurant proper, as it is clear the food is the star and any aforementioned glitz and glamour is checked at the door and/or adorns the restaurant’s patrons. Tables are reclaimed wood, the plates simple, white, modern. With a menu that changes based on the seasons and served family style by friendly, knowledgeable wait staff it is the perfect setting for a first-date, anniversary, birthday or special night out. Patrons vary from Venice locals to entertainment industry creative types, designers, artists and craftsmen, yet all have that look  as each new patron darkens the doorstep…. “This is my secret, tell your friends and I end you.” To all of those people… well, I really hope you aren’t reading this.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Axe Restaurant is right off the (405) freeway at the Venice exit or approx. (15) minutes from the LAX airport by taxi. Should you choose to boat in, it’s approximately (10) minutes from Marina del Rey if that is your fabulous, nautical form of transport (go you)

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