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Dinner Parties
Planners Dining Club Series: The Colorful Winter Dinner
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

 

We all know that creatives work best in numbers, and creative Jove Meyer is an event planner and designer who champions that ethos. When Jove founded Planners Dining Club back in 2014, his vision was to bring together some of New York’s top event planners to dine as a community, experiencing first-hand what it’s like to be a guest at a beautifully planned and designed event. His dinner parties provide creative environments where there’s a warm comradery built among the city’s cream of the crop event gurus.

Jove collaborates on planning and design with a rotating list of venues and vendors, always with the intent to introduce guests to spaces and services they may not otherwise be aware of. We recently caught up with him for the full back story on his get together approach to networking and how these industry dinner parties began.


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Brunch Bucket List
Go to Brunch With The Butcher, The Baker & The Cappuccino Maker
Scout
by Scout



The Butcher, The Baker & The Cappuccino Maker is putting West Hollywood on the Sunday brunch map, again. Call it California-chic, BBCM (for short) has a patio that was made for Sunset Boulevard dining. West Coast cool isn't the only thing this brunch spot has going for itself. BBCM's duo is made up of Chef Ren Nisenbaum and Michelin-starred chef Craig Hopson. When it comes to their menu, their pastries and their cappuccinos, this restaurant means brunch business. 

Settle into one of their yellow booths, order a seasonal dish, sip on a cappuccino and fall in love with Los Angeles (again). 


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Reporter on the Road
The Non-Skiers Guide to the Eastern Sierras
Candida Wohlgemuth
by Candida Wohlgemuth



With iconic Californian routes such as the 101 and PCH, there’s another hwy worthy of a road trip: Highway 395 to the Eastern Sierras. I grew up taking HWY 395 from LA to June Mountain (Mammoth’s sister mountain), but as a high schooler focused on friends and snowboarding, I guess I never even bothered to look out the window to see just how majestic everything else other than skiing is in this part of California.

I’ve dreamed of hopping on the #vanlife movement, and found an amazing rental company out of Costa Mesa that has a massive selection of VW vans in just about every color. Vintage Surfari Wagons is run by Southern California natives Bill and Diane Staggs who have a deep love for adventure and the VW bus. We were lucky enough to have the Hale Pua, a 1982 Vanagan Westfalia dream as our home away from home for our road trip up the 395.


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Venue Stories
This Sophisticated Farmhouse in Puglia Will be Summer's Hotspot
Julie Pointer-Adams
by Julie Pointer-Adams



Pack your page-turner, swimsuit and sunhat and head to Masseria Moroseta this summer if you’re looking for the ultimate in sunny tranquility. With Cinque Terre, Capri and the Amalfi Coast getting a bit, ahem, crowded these days, we suggest you hit the east coast of Italy to soak in some quieter days and rays. Close to the ocean and steeped in simplicity, the laidback luxury of this subtle gem will have you stress-free in seconds. 

Photography by Salva López​


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Restaurant Report
This New Restaurant Is Seriously Pink, in a Really Good Way
Katie Bush
by Katie Bush

MaMa Kelly's dining room is covered in wall to wall pink, the kind of blush pink that is popping up prettily and purposefully on social media these days. You may be thinking, when is this pink obsession going to be over? A quick look at the way Mama Kelly's covered itself in this popular color may have you falling in love with the color all over again, especially with it's 'Pink isn't just a color. It's an attitude' mantra.

MaMa’s is reminiscent of the sweet strains of Louis Armstrong’s “La Vie En Rose,” particularly, “When you press me to your heart/I’m in a world apart/A world where roses bloom.” The literal meaning is “life in pink,” but, better translates to “life in rosy (pink) glasses,” or a state where everything seems colorful and joyous. We’d go so far as to say, even for mere moments, your life blooms inside this restaurant of rosy colors, resplendent in it’s risk-taking interiors and mouth-watering menu, lingering with you long after you leave. Spend this Valentine’s Day worlds away from your everyday life, at the prettiest, most pink place, where you’ll pop on those rose-colored glasses and gather with your best Galentines. 

Photography by MaMa Kelly


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