CATEGORY: Group Getaway Ideas

Say Aloha To Waikiki’s Newest 1960s Style Beach Bungalow Motel
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27021
VENUE:
Surfjack
LOCATION:
Waikiki
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Boutique Hotel
Soulful Mid-Century
Tropical Paradise
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

A girls getaway weekend would not be complete without a little surf, sun, and style. Enter the brand spankin’ new Surfjack Hotel on Waikiki. This cute boutique hotel, on Hawaii’s favorite throwback island, packs more vintage charm punch than a rock solid beach boys-only playlist. We can totally picture you and the girl squad lounging around in your kaftans, sipping on cocktails, rocking out to rockabilly surf tunes at this cool spot.

Local art, cool surfboards, and nods to Hawaii’s epic surf culture abound at these modern digs. Check out the three-bedroom suites for some slumber party mania that’s way more grown-up than your parents’ basement.
For the DL on the new Surfjack Hotel, we went straight to the source. Here’s what their people have to say about the cool boutique motel.

Words + Photography by The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

 

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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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Stay in a Luxury Island Hut Off Norway's Epic Coastline
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27001
VENUE:
Manshausen Island resort
LOCATION:
Nordland
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
55 Acre Island Getaway
Luxury Overwater Huts
Architectural Marvel
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

When it comes to “Heaven on Earth,” people tend to think small. It’s easy to consider joy in recent, local experiences—a friend’s backyard, a community garden, a nice day at the beach. But if you and your friends or family have ever been in the same room when a photo or video of Norway pops up, it’s as if everyone is seeing Earth for the first time. It’s a mumbling of wows and sincere promises of future trips, yet given how untouched the green hillsides and blue waters are, it’s hard to believe there’s ever been a single person in Norway. But you can go there. You can actually visit Heaven on Earth. Better yet, you have the opportunity to spend your birthday beneath the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights, all in a stylish space that gives you all the comfort and activity you could possibly want.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is the gorgeous 55-acre island that is Manshausen—or the seaside cabins that make up Manshausen Island Resort to be exact. We’re talking magnificent and contemporary luxury huts that have floor-to-ceiling window walls to ensure that you wake up and go to sleep with the Norwegian sea and mountains in full view.

 

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Fall In Love Feast: Part 3 with Saga & Becky + Mike & Melissa
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27020
VENUE:
South Ponto Beach
LOCATION:
South Ponto Beach
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Beachside Gathering
Colorful Eclectic
South Ponto Beach
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Allow us to introduce two of the coolest couples in the game! A chef, an Event Director, Content Director and a Customer Account Specialist - The gangs all here! This panel enjoys all things magical and knows of the best places to jot down for your Fall bucket list, along with narrowing down all the places that are near and dear to their hearts. 

...And If you missed Part 1 and 2 of this Gucci inspired series then you've got some catching up to do, friends! 

Are you ready? Lets get into it...

Photography by Cole Moser 
 


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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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