CATEGORY: Food & Drinks for Gatherings

This is the Napa Vacation You've Been Dreaming of
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27224
VENUE:
All Over Napa Valley
LOCATION:
Napa Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Guide to Napa Valley
Hot Air Balloon Getaway
Napa Valley
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Maybe it was Hallie Parker (played by Lindsay Lohan) running through her father’s Napa vineyards in the movie, The Parent Trap, that sparked your desire to visit Napa Valley in your early years. Maybe you read The Venue Report’s recent roundup on rad Train Tours that solidified your longing. Whatever the reason, we’ve partnered with travel photographer, Lisa Diederich, to share all the best places and spaces to visit when venturing to the land flowing with wine.

In addition to top-notch wineries, Napa Valley boasts farm-to-table restaurants, quaint coffee shops and iconic tours (including hot air balloon adventures) that you need to add to your list of to-dos. Keep reading for Lisa’s day-by-day recommendations.

Photography by Lisa Diederich

 

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3 Of This Summer’s Biggest Party Trends
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27240
VENUE:
The Pearl Hotel
LOCATION:
San Diego, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gathering Trends
Summer Party Ideas
The Pearl Hotel
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

August is all about soaking up the last bit of the summer season and with that comes rounding up your bests to party by the pool, bask in the sun, feast on summer's bounty and, of course, see who can stand on your giant flamingo floatie the longest. But first comes the art of coordinating your unforgettable bash. We know planning the party can be a lot to handle so allow us to take some of the load off of you!

The gang over at Barçon Cocktail Co. already created your drink of choice. Trust us, this blushing cocktail is delicious and sure to get your party started off right. Food? Tabletop decor? Don’t you dare think we forgot! MIHO Catering Co. designed a menu full of their summer favorites that are not only easy to prepare but are the perfect garnish to Hostess Haven’s very own tabletop trends of the season with Lovely Blooms Florals. Keep scrolling for recipes and tips from the experts themselves.

 

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Transform Your Charcuterie Board With This (Fancy) Cheese Lovers Recipe
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27237
VENUE:
By The Sea
LOCATION:
Stoneleigh
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
How To
Beach Gathering
Stoneleigh, Australia
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

The turn of the seasons is almost upon us and best celebrated together, perhaps with an Endless Summer party for those not ready to say goodbye or a Welcome Party for those celebrating fall’s rebirth. Whichever your choice, a transitional gathering is key for the season. The setting? Take it to the water’s edge with an open fire and create your feast.

Australian WILD Chef and traveler, Sarah Glover, is inspiring these thoughts with her very own waterfront feast that you can find amongst her other culinary adventures in her soon-to-be released cookbook. She gave us an exclusive, inside look into her intimate beachside banquet along with two heavenly recipe sneak peeks. The first is her Chargrilled Cheeses with Endive and Wild Honeycomb Platter - not only capable of inducing instant mouth-watering, it looks positively divine once done up. The second is The Hung Pork with Lemon Leaves and Blistered Grapes cooked while hanging over an open flame complete with a healthy splash pinot noir. Who's hungry?  

Photography by Luisa Brimble

 

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Want To Learn How We Made This Cocktail Blush?
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27229
VENUE:
The Pearl Hotel
LOCATION:
San Diego, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gathering Ideas
Summer Trends
The Pearl Hotel
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Have you started planning your next Summer pool party? If not, this thirst-quenching watermelon cocktail captured at San Diego's very own The Pearl Hotel with surely inspire. 

We recently partnered with MIHO Catering Co., Barçon Cocktail Co. and Hostess Haven to create a series of Summer trends, recipes and inspiration that will make your planning that much easier. Stay tuned for more and keep scrolling for the tasty formula and step-by-step video by Barçon's very own Bar Manager, Eric Constein. 

 

Learn how to make this watermelon cocktail for the Summer

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The Picnic Project: This Bruschetta and Cocktail Recipe Is Our Summer Go To
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27184
VENUE:
Rooftop
LOCATION:
Oceanside
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
The Picnic Project
Rooftop How To
Oceanside, CA
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Who said picnics had to actually incorporate picnic baskets? We've taken the age old tradition of packing a picnic and setting up a display of tasty goods with friends to the roof. Literally. Summer has officially made it's grand entrance and we are taking advantage of all it has to offer - starting with a rooftop picnic to kick off the season of fun and sun. 

From three easy ways to have your dinner in style to our cocktail of the summer, we've got your covered. Get out your pen and paper, you'll want to take notes. 

 

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