CATEGORY: Real Gatherings

How to Throw a Valentine's Day Party That Rivals Glamorous Old Hollywood
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27092
VENUE:
Luce Loft
LOCATION:
San Diego, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Creative Gathering
Moody Romance
Downtown Loft
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Archive Rentals sure knows how to throw a party—or a “Cocktail Conference” to be more precise. At a spacious two-level industrial space charmed with lush plants, pastel-colored flowers, and of course stylish furniture, the Southern Californian vintage furniture rental company put on a wonderfully moody and romantic event for industry insiders.

It was a memorable class-act of a social and we at The Venue Report had the absolute enjoyable privilege of attending. Since we had such a blast, we figured it’d make for ideal inspiration when it came to your own celebration of romance. The Archive Rentals crew was more than happy to talk to us, so you could scoop some styling tips for your own festive Valentine’s Day party.

Words by Archive Rentals | Photography by She Wanders

 

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The Staycationers: Tips And Tricks For The Ultimate Valentine's Date With The Whole Gang (Boys Allowed)
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27101
VENUE:
Smyth, a Thompson Hotel
LOCATION:
New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Valentine's Day Ideas
Tips + Tricks
Smyth Hotel
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

This Valentine's Day we are taking notes from none other then The Staycationer's leading ladies, Cyndi and Celine. Ever wonder how you can combine Valentine's and Galentine's (say that 10 times fast) into the same night? These gals did it with class, style, no stress and are here to give us the scoop. 

NYC's very own sexy and sophisticatd The Smyth, A Thompson Hotel played host to The Staycationers and their beaus triple date and if one thing is for sure. Location is key to copying and pasting this night to remember with the ones that matter most - Your whole gang!

Photography by Vanessa Granda

 

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This Open Heart Yoga Sequence Is Just What The Doctor Ordered For Your Galentine's Night In
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27100
VENUE:
Stargazing Desert Retreat
LOCATION:
Pioneertown, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Galentine's Ideas
Yoga + Wine Night
Stargazing Desert Retreat
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Namaste, ladies it's time to celebrate those special gals in your life and take some time to revel in sisterhood. What better way to celebrate Galentine’s day than to gather your bests while being active and laughing over trying to nail yoga poses with wine in hand. We ventured to Stargazing Desert Retreat to embrace the full experience. 

Pregaming for International Women's Month with one of our women crushes and Philadelphia Yoga Instructor, Sarah Kunst. Sarah has been inspiring us for years as this Girl Boss not only leads women into being the best versions of themselves through discovering their inner peace alongside an active lifestyle, but she is also incredibly talented. After years of marketing experience in the fashion industry, Sarah transitioned into the world of freelance and continues to crush it as a photographer, teacher and candle maker! Lucky for you, she's sharing one of her very own Valentine's Day Open Heart Yoga Sequences. Grab the wine, ladies - Let's do this!


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Ladies of Northern California, We’ve Got A Real (Re)Treat for You
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27084
VENUE:
Straus Home Ranch
LOCATION:
Tomales Bay
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Women's Retreat
United Restoration
California Coast
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Ladies, ladies, ladies! We’ve got a real (re)treat for you! This collection of thoughtful, inspired, creative women have rallied together to establish a series of restorative weekends in Northern California. Set in Tomales Bay during the first weekend of March, their next multi-day retreat is all about gathering women to establish new friendships and inspire one another creatively, personally and professionally.

The retreat in March is set to take place at a sprawling 19th century homestead, complete with organic farmland, towering eucalyptus trees, and an adorable cozy farmhouse. Hello, relaxation! The weekend will include workshops about storytelling, creativity, sparking inspiration, and practicing personal and professional mindfulness. Guests can also expect delicious farm-to-table meals between sessions and hanging with a community of cool ladies to boot. We recently sat down with the founders of Fog & Sage, Flynn and Stef, to chat about the inspiration behind these events. Naturally, we’re already feeling inspired to unplug, reconnect and recharge.

Words by Flynn Coleman of Fog & Sage | Photography: Stef Etow + Stephen Wakulchik


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See How These Creatives Turned A Luxury Wedding Conference Into A Dream Vacation
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27036
VENUE:
Borgo Egnazia
LOCATION:
Puglio
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Creative Conference
Laidback Luxury
Italian Villa
REPORTER: 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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