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See You in the Desert: A Fashion Girls Guide to Palm Springs
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 26962
VENUE:
Moorten Botanical Garden, The Pink Door house, Sag
LOCATION:
Palm Springs
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Palm Springs
Pops of Color
High Desert High Fashion
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

A short while ago, the Venue Report talked all things fashion, design, and photography with creative female #bosses Allison Wagner and Jenna Bechtholt. Wagner, a graphic and web designer led creative direction, and Bechtholt, a lifestyle and wedding photographer snapped the shots. Together, they conceived one seriously iconic editorial in the sweet summer heat of Palm Springs, California. 

The two ladies played off of one another’s ideas, conceptualizing where and what to shoot, knowing the valley setting offered the perfect aesthetic and backdrop for a heady mix of retro, colorful, contemporary and fabulous architectural design. The Pink Door House, Moorten Botanical Garden, the Saguaro, and the ultra-giant windmills, were ideal backdrops, allowing Wagner and Bechtholt’s "See You In the Desert" dreams to come alive.

Their vision of stylized spaces, inordinary structures and native plant props, in conjunction with apparel featuring bold prints and funky accessories made for one HOT editorial feature, (pun totally intended). We had a chance to sit down with them both to discuss theiir vision and of course, venues. 

 

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Birthday Bucket List: Head To This Off-The-Grid Jungle Cabin In Bali
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26970
VENUE:
Hideout
LOCATION:
Bali
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Balinese Eco Retreat
Off-the-Grid
Jungle Vibes
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

What if you could purchase a parcel of land in paradise and build your dream home on it? Surely you would. Of course you would. Anybody would. It’s eternal, universal daydream. Anyone from any country has hoped to do exactly that. So it’s surreal to find a couple who actually did it—and is now offering the place up to travelers.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is Hideout, the (properly named) eco-friendly, off-the-grid escape in Bali, where owners Ali and Jarmil checked a gigantic item off their bucket lists. Building their serene fantasy abode beneath a volcano and amid rice fields was a life-changing process for them. They had high hopes and, after several months of construction, their finished bamboo bungalow still managed to blow them away. They expect Hideout will do the same to its spirited guests.

Surrounded by jungle and overlooking a tranquil river, Hideout was made to welcome adventurers in search of total peace. Given that Hideout’s most frequent guest is the gentle breeze, it’s hard not to see how a visitor wouldn’t cure any and every stress. Stunned by such an exotic slice of heaven, our crew at the Venue Report had to ask Ali and Jarmil about the inspiration, the building process, and what they hope others can achieve at their dream home.

Words by Hideout Owners Ali & Jamil 

 

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A Geode-Filled Wedding Feast In The Dreamy Desertscape Of Joshua Tree
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26977
VENUE:
Homestead Modern No. 1
LOCATION:
Pioneertown, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Estate / Villa / House
Desert Chic
Desert Motif
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

A wedding gown fluttering in the desert breeze is a stunning sight to behold. With such a bare landscape, all colors pop and the bride stuns as more heroine than model. Such a bleak yet beautiful background wholly serves the bride, so that her hair glows and her features radiate. She becomes the only thing that matters against the horizon.

 

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Birthday Bucket List: "Living Tiny" at a Stylish Small House Hotel in the Woods!!!
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26961
VENUE:
Getaway House
LOCATION:
Boston & New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Tiny House
Living Small
Field & Forest
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

The reason we leave home in the first place is to simplify. We escape routine to focus on our surroundings, our hobbies, our hopes, our desires, and our sanity. Yet while tent camping provides you with your needs and resort life blesses you with your wants, tiny living offers the true balance. It’s cozy comfort that’s as simple as it is stylish, and your Getaway House of choice awaits you in a secret forest location outside New York and Boston.

Tiny Home Away From Home

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is the embodiment of the “less is more” philosophy. Getaway House enables you to feel what it's like to move away from materialism without altogether abandoning it. Such a lifestyle would mean financial security, self-sufficiency, being friendlier to the environment, and, of course, lots of adventure.

 

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Best Spot to Have a Dinner Party in a Vineyard? The Back of a Vintage Pick-Up, Of Course
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26966
VENUE:
Robert Mondavi Winery
LOCATION:
Oakville
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
VIneyard Dinner Party
Denim, Dust & Design
Vintage Truck
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

There are few dinner parties you know you’ll remember for the rest of your life. For those treated to a particularly special night lit by twinkle lights, in the back of a vintage pick-up truck, set in the midst of a vineyard, this would be one of them. Thank goodness it was photographed. Out among the vineyards of the Central Coast of California, dressed to the nines in denim, friends came together to have a conversation. They arrived on motorcycles and an acoustic guitar was never far out of reach. The afternoon social rolled into the evening, losing time but never losing speed. Over a spread even the Lost Generation would've written home about, they laughed, toasted, and celebrated all they had to offer each other at their dinner party.

Beneath bistro lights, amid candles, they drank red wine and waxed poetic, and honestly made all of us at the Venue Report quite envious. We had to know more about such a lovely release party for Crawford Denim’s Vinter’s Shirt inspired in collaboration with Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wines. So we brought up the stunning, spectacular event, art directed & designed by Rachael Ann Lunghi of Lace & Likes, with Susie Shaugnessy, owner and designer of Crawford Denim & Vintage Co, and couldn’t stop asking questions.

 

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