CATEGORY: Bachelorette / Girls Getaway Ideas

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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This Colorado Glamping Venue is More Luxurious Than Most Hotels
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26996
VENUE:
The Vail Collective Retreat
LOCATION:
Wolcott, Colorado
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Remote Retreat
5-Star Glamping
Luxury Lodging
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Picnics, s’mores and the great outdoors! Can we ask for anything more from an amazingly summer getaway?! We think not. A luxury tent camping venue, Vail Collective Retreat is one of the best spots for just such an experience and we’re feeling all the summer nostalgia after flipping through these pictures.

Colorado might be one of the best destinations for people who love to adventure, hike, bike, horseback ride, camp, or simply enjoy all of Mother Nature’s bounty. If the idea of getting back to the land has inspired a trek to the mountains, Vail Collective Retreat could be totally up your alley. While most people think of Vail as a winter destination for skiing and snowboarding, there’s no shortage of awesome things to do in the spring, fall and summertime too. This permanent glamping spot closes up shop for the season this year around October 14th and reopens again around May 11th. So, there’s still a little bit of time left to have that last vacation hoorah of 2016, or start planning next summer’s family getaway.
 

 

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DIARY OF A GIRLS BIRTHDAY GETAWAY: ENTRY #5: Into the Wild, Amazon Style
Michaela Trimble
REPORT
No. 26987
VENUE:
Samiria Ecolodge
LOCATION:
Napo 475, Iquitos, Peru
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Forest
Tropical
Amazon
REPORTER: Michaela Trimble

The massively talented "birthday twins," Michaela & Marianna of Nomadic Habit, a stunning travel writer and crazy amazing photographer, respectively, are winding down their #birthdaybucketlist South American soirees. From crafting flower crowns in Cartegna, Colombia to galloping down to the Galapagos, figuring out their work/life balance in Quito, Ecuador, kicking back in serious bohemian style in Nicaragua and now... venturing into the wild of the Amazon for their final South American stop.  This is the crown jewel of  trip that can only be described as it has been... a true birthday bucket list adventure, culiminating, of course, with a cruise down the Amazon and an exploration of the natural healing and medicines this wonder of the world provides... if you know where to look.   As always, they've chosen to walk to the beat of their own drum and we're in step right along with them, flower crowns perched prettily & intact.

 

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Birthday Bucket List: Have a Candlelit BBQ on the Beach at A Luxury Resort in Vietnam!
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26958
VENUE:
Six Senses Con Dao
LOCATION:
Con Son, Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel / Resort
Modern Luxe
Coastal
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

These days, Vietnam seems to rank high on every traveler’s list of hopeful destinations. Even with Instagrammers revealing the country’s jungle secrets, mysterious caverns, and lesser-known stretches of unspoiled shore, the country keeps an enigmatic quality to western travelers who want to disappear to its coast and hide away from the world. But there’s one all-villa resort that sinks its toes into the pristine beaches of Côn Lôn Island that can give you what you’re searching for, whether you’re there with family, friends, or your significant other.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is surrounded by epic green mountains, tranquil turquoise waters, and a coastline that seems more fantasy than reality. It’s called Six Senses Côn Đảo and you will likely never forget its name. In fact, there’s a good chance that, after seeing pictures, it’ll haunt you until you find yourself there, feeling your limbs go limp from relaxation while finding a bounce in your step you don’t recall ever having before.

 

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