CATEGORY: Group 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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Birthday Bucket List: Grab Your GIrls & Gypset to this Candy-Colored Caribbean Getaway
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26988
VENUE:
Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort
LOCATION:
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Luxury Resort
Caribbean Cool
High-Design Island Style
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

While there are resorts of all kinds, the word “resort” itself inherently broadcasts the same heavenly scene—pristine beaches, crystal waters, lush palms, and all the time in the world. We think of rummy cocktails the color of sunset. A breeze tumbling across your body.  About how nobody stops smiling.  Definitively, the “good life.”

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is the beachy magnificence that is Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort as luxurious as it is laid back, as timeless as it is modern. Resting easy in Long Bay Village on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, Malliouhana is the paradise you expect when you the word “resort” sends gleeful shivers down your spine and places fantastical scenes in your mind. It’s a escape for relaxers of all sorts, with architecture that a tycoon would approve and a rum selection that a scoundrel would admire. It’s where everything melts away, leaving you in a zen-like state laid out on the beach or by the pool, wondering how anyone ever goes home. I mean, how is “visiting paradise” not on your bucket list?

 

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See How Our Very Own Photo Editor Celebrates a Birthday Road Trip to Yosemite
Nathan Mueller
REPORT
No. 27002
VENUE:
Yosemite Road Trip
LOCATION:
Yosemite
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Glampground
Camp Vibes
Desert to Mountains to Forest
REPORTER: Nathan Mueller

What's better than a glamping birthday celebration complete with bike rides, hiking to waterfalls along a misted trail and close friends gathering in a iconic national park to celebrate among redwoods? Cheers, Yosemite. 

Our very own photo editor Nathan Mueller not only creates stunning visual editorials for The Venue Report, he also writes for his travel journal Long Live Sundays that celebrates allll the things we love; traveling and gathering with the best people, places and vibes.


Words & Images by Nathan Mueller for The Venue Report x Long Live Sundays

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Is China on Your Bucket List?
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26964
VENUE:
The Country of China
LOCATION:
All Around China
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Travel Feature
Chinese Culture
China
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

China is so big with so much to offer that it's rare any traveler sees even a fraction of what they’d consider “enough.” Jungle temples, river adventures, intricate alleyways, fantastical mountain ranges, and good eats await any visitor who decides to take in a fair share of Chinese sights, culture, and cuisine. It’s no easy task, but the trek is undeniably worth it. 

As such, the country is diverse enough for a properly executed trip to seem like an exploration through multiple tinier nations. Whether it's chowing down on street food to write home about in the city or beholding breathtaking monuments out in the country, China is surely a colorful escape for the five senses of a westerner.

So when photographer Fiona Caroline traversed China and returned with every photo looking like a postcard or painting, The Venue Report team was thrilled to find out where she went, what she did, and what stayed with her—and then start looking up prices of flights to China.

 

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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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