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Birthday Bucket List
Finding a Winter Wonderland in Wyoming
Nathan Mueller
by Nathan Mueller
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Amangani

1535 East Butte Road, Jackson, Wyoming



The Venue Report's Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller, takes us on a photo journal adventure of his recent trip to Wyoming where he and his girlfriend encountered wild animals, toured Amangani and got a BTS look at their culinary program.

Through snow-blanketed winding roads and dancing snow flurries falling from the sky, a sense of harmony in Wyoming’s frozen wilderness comes over my girlfriend, Hannah, and myself as we make our trek 7,000 feet above sea level. High above the town of Jackson, Wyoming sits a wood-carved sign reading "Amangani" at the fork in the road as we arrive at our mountain abode for the next few days. 

Amangani translates to "peaceful home" as it clings to the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte overlooking the tree lined valley of Jackson Hole with views of Teton Pass and the Snake River Range. We were welcomed by Amangani's Guest Experience Manager, Elizabeth, and instantly felt like we were in the home of a close friend. Inside, a sense of peace, serenity and warmth radiated throughout while the winds and snowfall picked up outside. Beyond enjoying the laidback luxury of the hotel, we found out we would also embark on Amangani's signature wildlife sighting experience that would prove to be one of the most memorable adventures our lives.

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Venue Stories
A 19th Century Michigan Farmstead Turns Supper Club
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Zingerman's Cornman Farms

8450 Island Lake Road, Dexter, Michigan



Supper clubs and dinner series where the chefs cook off the same land they farm are, quite literally, growing in popularity and this historic Michigan farmstead is proving you can do pop-up dinners and weddings all in one expansive place. Tucked away in Washtenaw County, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a working 42-acre farm with an old farmhouse, a big, historic barn and a seasonal open-air tent led by England native, Kieron Hales, the founder and executive chef of Cornman Farms.

The farmstead started hosting seasonal dinner events last summer and has been picking up speed since. We recently got the scoop from Kieron about the gardens and options for private dining, weddings and more.


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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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