CATEGORY: Real Gatherings

Real Gatherings
Farm-Forward Feasts in the California Desert
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Blue Sky Center

1000 Perkins Rd, New Cuyama, CA, United States



Head out to the high desert of California’s Central Coast and you never know what you’ll find. With any luck (and possibly a tip-off), you might stumble upon Blue Sky Center, a gorgeous collection of cool eco huts and unique accommodations tucked away under the starry desert sky. This special spot is doing all kinds of great work in their Cuyama community, boosting up local farmers and artists alike.

Our friends over at Moonrise Standard recently hosted a farm-forward feast at the desert digs and filled us in on all the details. Here’s the scoop from Moonrise Standard co-founder, Alana Tivnan.

​Photography by Jesus Frayre


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Holidays + Entertaining
What Happens When Stylists Plan a Very Sparkly New Year’s Eve Party
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

We love a good party setup more than you can imagine, and the photos from this iridescent evening are giving us all the New Year’s Eve inspiration. From the sequin dresses to the deconstructed party tables to the festive champagne towers and giant disco balls, we are seriously feeling the good vibes from this stellar setup. You had our attention at sequin backdrops and floral coupe cocktails.

We recently caught up with stylist and hostess Rachel Lunghi from Lace and Likes and got all the details on how she set up an unforgettably shimmering evening. Here’s the 411.


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Real Gatherings
How We Took Our Team to Paris for Our Holiday Party
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report
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Minou

721 Eighth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, United States



Celebrations and gatherings are kind of a big deal here at The Venue Report. Beyond our daily mantra of “promote happiness,” we intentionally set time aside to gather with one another and our loved ones for special holidays (and even the not so special ones). It’s been a year of challenge, growth and “new” – within the sphere of our office and out in the world. With all that has happened in our personal and public lives, we were greatly inspired and encouraged by the notion of manifestation and the mentality of “the universe is never wrong.” We used this positive reinforcement to focus on the future and live in the present. Over the course of the year, we’ve traveled around the globe, welcomed new faces that became family and challenged ourselves more than ever before.


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Real Gatherings
This Outdoor-Inspired Restaurant Hosts the Ultimate Dinner Party Every Night
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Lazy Bear

3416 19th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States



What happens when you gather friends and strangers over a stunning live wood edge table for an unforgettable dinner party? We were invited to Lazy Bear, San Francisco’s finest outdoor-inspired restaurant, to meet the team that brings the vision to life and experience the party for ourselves.


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Real Gatherings
This Gorgeous Floral Installation Is Breaking the Internet
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



Sometimes simplicity really steals the show when it comes to event décor, and never has this been more the case than in this absolutely gorgeous floral installation for a florist’s baby shower. Rather than go the typical route and decorate tables with vases filled with colorful flora, Nicole from Soil and Stem went avant-garde with a floating centerpiece that’s organic, free-flowing and a total show-stopper. With nearly 30k likes on Instagram, it’s safe to say this dreamy setup is breaking the internet.

We recently stalked – we mean – caught up with photographer Renata Stone to find out what these special floating pods actually are. Read on to find out in the jump below.

 

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