CATEGORY: Food & Drinks for Gatherings

Gathering Trends
3 Of This Summer’s Biggest Party Trends
The Venue Report
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

 

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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How To
Transform Your Charcuterie Board With This (Fancy) Cheese Lovers Recipe
The Venue Report
by 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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Gathering Ideas
Want To Learn How We Made This Cocktail Blush?
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

 

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
The Picnic Project: This Bruschetta and Cocktail Recipe Is Our Summer Go To
The Venue Report
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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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Creative Conference
See How These Creatives Turned A Luxury Wedding Conference Into A Dream Vacation
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

For those who haven’t heard about it, Engage! is a traveling event that brings together the wedding industry’s most creative minds in gorgeous settings around the world. Think of it as TedTalks but for people whose businesses depend on them knowing the ins and outs of the luxury market. Magazine editors, bloggers, planners, designers, and photographers from around the world gathered in Puglia, Italy for this year’s Engage!16 to discuss entrepreneurship, design, and more. And of course, they did it in total style, with a series of beautiful, thoughtful, and fun events hosted over three days’ time.

Brought on board as the official Engage!16 photographer, Betsi Ewing captured the stunning setting and the key events of the conference. Here’s the scoop straight from Betsi herself.

Words + Photography by Betsi Ewing

 

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