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Botanical Brunching Is Real At This Emerald and Melon Toned Bar in Amsterdam
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27080
VENUE:
Bar Botanique
LOCATION:
Amsterdam
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Well Designed Dining
Tropical Luxe
Amsterdam
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Upon spotting this greenery-filled emerald and melon-toned bar, we’re thinking #botanicalbrunching should totally be a bucket list item. Amsterdam is known to have a bit of eye candy at every turn, but even better if that eye candy comes in the form of a cool bar that’s designed with every teeny tiny detail in mind, right down to the powder pink coffee mugs.

Located in Amsterdam East, there’s no shortage of cool restaurants and bars nearby, but Bar Botanique is a standout in all its brightly hued glory.

Venue: Bar Botanique | Photos: Maarten Willemstein for Bar Botanique

 

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Your Guide To A Weekend In California’s Hottest Cold Weather Destination
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27108
VENUE:
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
LOCATION:
Mammoth Lakes, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Road Trip
Winter White
End of Winter
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

After hearing reports of the best blizzard to hit Mammoth Lakes in 20 years our, Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller rounded up his troops in search of a weekend adventure to rave about for a lifetime. The slopes were calling and Nathan was quick to reply. The whispers were true... After a week of storms, Mammoth Mountain was reported to have more snow than any other ski resort in North America and he was ready to experience the action first hand. 

Mammoth Mountain is a quick 5 hours north of Los Angeles and is one of the most sought out skiing locations on the West Coast. Summer is quickly approaching so if you are on the hunt for one last winter escapade, take notes from the itinerary below. Happy skiing! 

 

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Get A Look At This Old Llama Farm That’s Now A Wedding Venue
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27095
VENUE:
Walnut Hill Farm
LOCATION:
Dalton, Georgia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Farm Wedding
Simple Elegance
Dalton, Georgia
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Pastures couldn’t be much greener than those at this old llama farm in Dalton, Georgia. With sprawling lawns, rose gardens, vineyards, mountain views, orchards, and a gorgeous stone fireplace to cozy up to outside, it’s easy to take the grounds at Walnut Hill Farm and make them home base for an awesome indoor/outdoor fete. And that’s just what this cute couple decided to do.

With a ceremony on the perfectly manicured lawns, guests were able to soak up that good southern sky as the pair exchanged wedding vows. Taking advantage of the property’s modern, bright barn as a reception spot, the night lit up with family love, unforgettable speeches, and plenty of dancing to boot. Heath of Jac & Heath Photography captured these gorgeous shots while his usual counterpart, Jac, played bridesmaid. We had a little chat with him to get the low down on the behind-the-scenes below.

Words and photography by Heath Bennett of Jac & Heath Photography

 

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The Ace Hotel New Orleans is About to Become Your Favorite Place to Stay in the Big Easy
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27098
VENUE:
Ace Hotel New Orleans
LOCATION:
New Orleans, Louisiana
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Renovated Retail Store
Modern Americana
Warehouse District
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

When it comes to New Orleans, it’s not so much a matter of telling people they need to visit. The Big Easy is on practically everyone’s travel list. Instead, what’s key is knowing where to stay in New Orleans—and the answer is the Ace Hotel New Orleans.

On the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette, one of the coolest hotels in one of the liveliest cities waits for you to start the vacation of a lifetime. Tucked in the perfect part of town—close to art galleries, museums, shops, and cocktail lounges—the Ace Hotel New Orleans can be your headquarters as you head out and explore the French Quarter and South Market District. Meanwhile, it's up to you to explore the city's mystical nooks and unearth your own local favorites. Having only opened in the Warehouse District last year, the 234-room hotel is only a recent gorgeous addition. In a nine-story art deco building, the celebrated hospitality chain finally put up an outpost in a city they've long had their eye on. How could they not, with the music, the food, the history, and the energy?

 

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See The Entire USA By Way Of Train From LA To NYC
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27103
VENUE:
Amtrak
LOCATION:
USA
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Cross-Country Train Trip
Winter Wonderland
LA to NYC
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Riding the rails has long been romanticized in the grand lore of America. That’s because when it comes down to it, a seat by the window on a train car is honestly the best way to see this country. Unlike driving a car, you can relax and daydream. Unlike sitting aboard a plane, you can behold much more than clouds. You roll by mountains, forests, lakes, fields, rivers, plains, and beaches in total awe-struck wonder.

That’s why this week's #BirthdayBucketList item is the great adventure of traveling America by train. The prospect is as inviting as it is timeless; a matter of finally completing the dream trip you and every other wandering mind first conjured up as a sparkling idea as a teenager. In short, it’s the trip—and we know someone who just did it up proper. After writer-photographer Lucy Laucht took an ‘85 Westfalia from the Big Apple to Hollywood, she decided to once again explore the spectacular lands that wait for us all between the coastlines, this time heading east and this time on a train.

Words + Photography by Lucy Rose Laucht of These Foreign Lands

 

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