CATEGORY: Dream Venue

Luxury Bedding Brand 'Parachute' Just Opened a Hotel in Venice Beach That Turns Guests Into Locals
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27018
VENUE:
Parachute Hotel
LOCATION:
Venice
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel Opening
California Minimalism
Venice, CA
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

Parachute has famously put customers to bed in the coziest linens with their heads atop the softest pillowcases. The bedding company's founder and CEO, Ariel Kaye, was inspired to deliver luxury comfort to bedrooms across the country following a picturesque stay on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. There, after an exhausting day taking in the glories of the colorful seaside paradise, she crawled into bed and it was like sinking into dreams. It was the bed every traveler wishes for, the one they forever hope awaits them after an extraordinary day of hikes, bites, and rides. That’s why the woman who gave us the softest sleeping experience ever is taking things up a notch—by opening a hotel.

 

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What Happens When We Produce A Photo Shoot in Italy
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27011
VENUE:
Villa Cora
LOCATION:
Firenze, Toscana
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
TVR Styled Shoot
Modern Elegance
Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Ever wonder what happens when creatives collaborate with some of their favorite people on the planet? Well, if they’re lucky, they end up with photos that make the experience look just as epic as it sounds. Overlooking the bustling city of Florence, Villa Cora has that dreamy Tuscan romance vibe down to a T. Once we discovered this incredible venue, we had a collective, “andiamo!” moment, and gathered a team of some of our favorite creatives to collaborate with us. Together we created a series of photos that celebrate this gorgeous Italian setting. 

Meanwhile, the vibrant interiors provided a stark contrast of bright colors and pure opulence. With a property that features so many eye-catching design elements, it can be a bit of a trick to capture photos that aren’t too busy, so our team decided to embrace a minimalist design strategy that shows off the architecture, grounds, and combination of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces captured by KT Merry Photography. We brought in a few pops of flora for color and drama, and relied on the property to tell its own story as the setting of a fine romance.


Words + Photos by KT Merry Photography


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A Taste of Equestrian Excellency at this Temecula Wedding Retreat
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 27010
VENUE:
Wedgewood Galway Downs
LOCATION:
Temecula, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Wine Country Wedding
California Cool
Outdoor and Natural
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

 

As the leaves begin to transform into shades of amber and crimson and the air begins to cool, we can’t help but feel nostalgic for sweet summertime. We recently caught up with Leah Marie Photography about capturing all 242 acres of Galway Downs, an equestrian rich land in Temecula, completely transporting us back to those much needed sensations of summer.

This private estate, surrounded by lush rolling hills and major-league level wineries, comes together to create the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary. We’re not done just yet. Boasting high-beam ceilings, a lily pond, vintage succulent filled troughs, modern craftsmanship and seamless indoor-outdoor arrangements, this place truly holds up to be a jewel under the sun.

Words + photography from Leah Marie Photography.


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West Elm is Opening Hotels All Over The States And They’re Going To Be So Rad!
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27015
VENUE:
West Elm Hotels
LOCATION:
USA
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Travel
Modern & Electic
Hotel Unveiling
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

As if we couldn’t be more obsessed with the retail brand West Elm, they’ve gone and blown us away by announcing they’re launching a hotel line. While we’re totally psyched to see what the rooms will look like, we’re even more stoked about their concept and approach to gathering. The West Elm Hotel brand is making efforts to establish meeting places for locals and tourists alike in each of their new hotel locations, with an emphasis on supporting each city’s local art scene and bringing together creatives from both near and far.

With five locations set to open in 2018, the West Elm Hotel brand has chosen to kick off in cities with serious design and history street cred. For the industrialist, the Midtown Detroit location will offer 135+ rooms on Cass Avenue. For the historic registry buff, the North Loop Minneapolis location will feature 120+ rooms in a former warehouse set in the Warehouse Historic District filled with old milling and shipping facilities. For the Southern preservationist, the Savannah location in the Bull Street Corridor is set to open up 100+ rooms, gorgeous gardens, a pool, a retail shop, and a restaurant on Drayton Street. For the artisan, the Charlotte location in the South End will be a hub for creatives that offers up a rooftop pool, 150+ rooms, and a lounge bar that’s all about Sunday gatherings. And lastly, for the culture buff, the Indianapolis location will be housed in an old Coca-Cola bottling plant with a rooftop bar, 120+ rooms, and easy access to the museums and galleries the North Mass Ave Corridor is known for.
 

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This Wedding Crew Brought Telescopes Out to The Hi-Desert
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27004
VENUE:
Sacred Sands
LOCATION:
Joshua Tree, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Desert Wedding
Simple Elegance
Joshua Tree Estate
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Maybe it’s the isolation amidst the grandiosity of the mountains, or maybe it’s all those bizarre-o looking Joshua Trees, but there’s something about the desert that is – let’s all say it in unison here – pure magic. While Palm Springs is popular for its cool boutique hotels and trendy restaurants, the quiet stillness of nearby Joshua Tree is one epic setting for a destination wedding that’ll have you and your guests feeling like you’re the only people left on the planet.

Whoever’s idea it was to lug a bunch of telescopes, a badass DJ, a slew of vegan tacos, and a whole party crew out to the desert in Joshua Tree, we salute you. Oh, wait. It was the brilliant minds at Moxie Bright Events, of course. Lucky for us, photographer Andria Lo was willing to give us a little insider info on this incredible desert wedding affair. Magic is certainly one word you could use to describe this one.

Words + Photos: Andria Lo


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