CATEGORY: Bachelorette / Girls Getaway Ideas

History Lesson: How An American Couple Designed Their Dream 'French Bohemian' Villa in St. Barts
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 26968
VENUE:
Villa Palmier
LOCATION:
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
St. Bart's Beauty
Modern Island Luxury
Sweet (Beach) Escape
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

Referred to as the ‘Cannes’ of the Caribbean, Saint-Barthélemy is world renowned for it’s natural beauty, awe-inspired hills and valleys, and pristine snow white beaches. In time, the perfect blend of French culture, gourmet cuisine, laid back vibes, and five-star accommodations, brought with it sophisticated seclusion for the rich and famous.

Clean, picturesque, timeless, and undoubtedly relaxing, Villa Palmier is just that. Owners Kate and Matt Holstein, an American couple from Aspen, Colorado vacationed on the island last year and within 2 weeks, they had bought a home, the quintessential beach retreat in the neighborhood of Anse Des Cayes. They put in months of hard work renovating the property made fit for travelers with a similar love for elegance, the desire to unwind, and love for the ocean. They believe in “a curated home, where every part of the house has a story, a purpose and aesthetic appeal.”

 

read more
Birthday Bucket List: Host A Dinner Party At This Bohemian Boutique Glampsite Retreat!
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26976
VENUE:
Green Acres
LOCATION:
Elgin
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gorgeous Glampground
Bohemian Bucket List Retreat
Haute Homestead
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

It's not easy to disappear. Even when you feel the city is eating you alive or the suburbs are trapping you forever, the notion of escape seems more fantasy than reality. Yet secretive soul-reviving getaways are sprinkled throughout the country, ones that exist without resort-like prices or throngs of people noisily attempting the same. Most importantly, there’s a particularly dreamy Texan vacationland that looks like the adult getaway you imagined existed somewhere as a kid.

 

read more
How to Host a Wild Beach Camp Bachelorette by Tinker Tin Trailer Co.
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26969
VENUE:
Private Beach in Big Sur
LOCATION:
Big Sur
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Shoreline Soiree
Dreamy Driftwood
Beachfront Big Sur
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

Coming up with a creative bachelorette party idea that vibes with your gal's design savvy and her desire to think outside the Vegas-box can be a tall task. And since we're always on the hunt for awesome ways for you to celebrate your bestie, we kinda freaked out when we spotted this stunning beachside camping setup. Spending a weekend on the beach with your main girls is always a lovely way to spend a bachelorette weekend bonding with the ladies. But wouldn't it be more fun if you threw in a surprise she'd never expect? Enter this idea: dinner party pop-up picnic in the sand, complete with a cute and cozy tipi. Get creative with it and hire a tarot card reader to setup shop in the tipi, or maybe pile up the pillows inside and make this into a cozy reading zone.

A crew that rents out a host of vintage campers, tipis, and bell tents, the creative geniuses over at Tinker Trailer Co. put together this insanely beautiful photo shoot with one of their cool tipis set on a Central Coast beach. The fur coats, the greenery-adorned tipi entrance, the geodes... I mean, is there anything more Pinterest worthy than a photo shoot that's full of mixed textures and boho-chic decor?

 

read more
A Geode-Filled Wedding Feast In The Dreamy Desertscape Of Joshua Tree
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26977
VENUE:
Homestead Modern No. 1
LOCATION:
Pioneertown, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Estate / Villa / House
Desert Chic
Desert Motif
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

A wedding gown fluttering in the desert breeze is a stunning sight to behold. With such a bare landscape, all colors pop and the bride stuns as more heroine than model. Such a bleak yet beautiful background wholly serves the bride, so that her hair glows and her features radiate. She becomes the only thing that matters against the horizon.

 

read more
DIARY OF A GIRLS BIRTHDAY GETAWAY: ENTRY #4 Celebrating Culture in the Peruvian Highlands
Michaela Trimble
REPORT
No. 26951
VENUE:
Huacahuasi Lodge
LOCATION:
Huacahuasi Valley, Peru
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Peruvian Mountain Lodge
Inkan Lifestyle
Mountains of Peru
REPORTER: Michaela Trimble

In the fourth installment of "Diary of a Girls Getaway Birthday Bucket List," we find Michaela & Marianna, a talented travel writer and crazy amazing photographer, respectively, intimately introspective in Peru. Are you following along on M & M's magical adventures with #babesinsouthamerica?  It's certainly worth reading Diary entry #1, when they made flower crowns on a rooftop in Colombia, Diary #2 where they galloped down to the Galapagos and Diary #3 where they celebrated work/life balance in Equador.

There comes a point in any journey where the magic, fun and adventure of forging new paths through travel unfurls like a flag in the wind and life seems to make more sense in a tangible way. This week's Diary Entry #4 finds M & M in the Peruvian Highlands posted up on land arguably as old as time itself and spirtually connected to the people who inhabit it in a palpabale way.  Read on to find out how these two talented ladies discovered magic is real while trekking through a massively stunning Peruvian landscape. And maybe, just maybe, there's something to understanding the higher you trek on this Earth the cloesr you get to something much bigger than yourself.

 

read more