CATEGORY: Bachelorette / Girls Getaway Ideas

The Ultimate Staycationers’ Sleepover at NYC’s Latest Hot Spot, 11 Howard
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27026
VENUE:
11 Howard
LOCATION:
Soho
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Girl's Staycation
Glamorously Luxurious
11 Howard
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

In New York City, there are a million cool things happening at once. It seems impossible to keep track of the stylish and spectacular and, at times, feels like a full-time job just to know the name of the Big Apple’s latest go-to. If you’re a month behind, it might as well be a year.

Alas, not all of us are lucky enough to have voguish friends who know all the hip spots and good deals—especially ones that are wildly fun and yet so down to earth. That’s why we absolutely couldn’t resist talking to the charismatic girls of Taste The Style about their “Staycationers” series. The angle for their series is simple; stay in awesome NYC hotels and blog about it. Honestly, what better gig is there to have in the City of the World?

This time around, the ladies kicked it at SoHo's newest luxury hotel, 11 Howard. So we at the Venue Report put ourselves on a mission to unveil the ins and outs of THE STAYCATIONERS night life, hoping to learn how to recreate the ultimate sleepover they seem to have down to a science. And it made for one heck of a Q&A!

Photography by Daniela Spector for THE STAYCATIONERS 

 

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Say Aloha To Waikiki’s Newest 1960s Style Beach Bungalow Motel
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27021
VENUE:
Surfjack
LOCATION:
Waikiki
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Boutique Hotel
Soulful Mid-Century
Tropical Paradise
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

A girls getaway weekend would not be complete without a little surf, sun, and style. Enter the brand spankin’ new Surfjack Hotel on Waikiki. This cute boutique hotel, on Hawaii’s favorite throwback island, packs more vintage charm punch than a rock solid beach boys-only playlist. We can totally picture you and the girl squad lounging around in your kaftans, sipping on cocktails, rocking out to rockabilly surf tunes at this cool spot.

Local art, cool surfboards, and nods to Hawaii’s epic surf culture abound at these modern digs. Check out the three-bedroom suites for some slumber party mania that’s way more grown-up than your parents’ basement.
For the DL on the new Surfjack Hotel, we went straight to the source. Here’s what their people have to say about the cool boutique motel.

Words + Photography by The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

 

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Girls Getaway of the Week: Magical Rock Formations in the Serene Canyons of Utah
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26858
VENUE:
Amangiri
LOCATION:
Canyon Point, Utah
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Sleek and Serene
Desert Oasis
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Sometimes we forget how much this great, expanse of a country has to offer in natural beauty. And seeing as it’s an election year, why not make one last resolution for 2016 to explore more stateside destinations. Plentiful in rock formations, canyons, deserts, and skyline, Utah’s Canyon Point is as exploration-worthy as it gets. Whether you and the ladies are looking to celebrate a bachelorette party, reunion or just get in some high-quality girl time, Amangiri is one of those nature-loving resorts that’s all about the treat yo’ self vibe.

Photography by Scott Clark


Group Getaway at Amangiri Resort in Utah

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Back to the Future Inspired Vow Renewal in Joshua Tree
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26990
VENUE:
Hicksville Trailer Palace
LOCATION:
Joshua Tree
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Joshua Tree Glamping
HIgh-End Hicksville
Desert Dreaming
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

A less famous line from Neil Young’s Harvest Moon immediately comes to mind upon reading about this wedding, “let’s go out and feel the night.” The seclusion of Joshua Tree and the secret oasis quality of this quirky cool airstream park mixed with the moody design scheme and harvest moon air make it seem like guests must've been completely wrapped up in feeling this gorgeous wedding night.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Hicksville Trailer Palace, trust us when we say it’s beyond your granny’s wildest campsite dreams. Colorful, eclectic, charming, and surprisingly low key, this is one of those Joshua Tree venues that almost seems like it’s part of the park. Gianna San Fillippo from Chic Celebrations talks us through the design ideas for this celebration, how the bride scored a Back to the Future style DeLorean, no-show caterers, and more. Sounds like it was quite the wild ride!

Words by Gianna San Fillippo of Chic Celebrations, Images by Tyler Branch

 

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Pool Party Product Launch With the Ban.do Babes at The Line Hotel
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26989
VENUE:
The Line Hotel
LOCATION:
Los Angeles, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Pool Float Product Launch
Serious About Fun
Urban Rooftop Pool Party
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

When one of the coolest, serious-about-fun, girl-led, bad-a** brands in LA approaches you to help them find the most perfect poolside to host their summer product launch soiree, well, if you're us, you roll up yo sleeves and set to one heckuva hot venue search for a "rosé all day".kinda spot.  We'd been fans of the indomintable Jen Gotch and the Ban.do #girlgang for some time, so when the opportunity came about to work together, we knew that hotline bling could only mean one thing.... FUN, and lots of it (ok, ok and lots of neon and pool floats). We knew we needed to find the ultimate location that would show off not only the new Outdoor FUN line of products we'd been dreaming of, posting about and well coveting in a maaaaaajor way for all of our poolside par-TAYs, but the inherent spirit of design and forward-thinking so prevalent in the Ban.do brand. When you NEED a floral day planner, neon bendy straws, rainbow unicorn pool float and an "I Heart Pina Coladas" ring, you know you're onto something special. 

If all the world is a stage, then certainly the venue is the massively important opening act. A hop, skip and a quick cannonball from the heart of Tinseltown in Koreatown we fell in perfect step with the The Line Hotel,  where an unmistakable sense of "cool" and "fun" emanates from it's mid-century bones and it's pedigree reflects the heartbeat of the vibrant city it stands prominently and proudly in the middle of. Perfect.

 

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