CATEGORY: Real Gatherings

Studio Tour
Get a Look Inside This Creative Studio & the Couple Behind It
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report



How do you find your dream job? Easy. Look back at your childhood pastimes, hobbies and obsessions as a window into your passion. Amanda Jewel did just that. Obsessed with nature and flora from a young age, Amanda is a self-taught, organic inspired floral designer and studio owner located in Tucker, Georgia. Co-operated with her husband, Michael, AJF+D studio opened in July of 2016 as so much more than a floral shop – open for workshops and events, they are a hub for creativity in Tucker. We caught up with Amanda about her inspirations, hometown and the process of opening her studio.

Take a little tour throughout their little space that they call home captured by the amazing Paige Molina.

 

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Real Gatherings
This Dinner Party Took Place in an Empty Pool
Scout
by Scout



Looking to throw an intimate dinner party? This soiree is your ultimate inspiration as it took place in an empty pool with a menu built by Assembly, a chef and wine pairing dinner party series. The decor included Persian rugs, a moody yet quirky palette, draped twinkle lights and a decadent and delicious menu featuring grilled asparagus with shaved bottarga. 

Jessie, the owner of the empty pool and property it resides on (it sits in her backyard - she even got married in it!), dishes on how to style a moody dinner party and the perks of bringing friends from all walks of life together over a brilliantly cooked meal. Hospitality enthusiasts, this is your guide. 


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Real Gatherings
How to Host the Ultimate Intimate Dinner Party for Fall
Scout
by Scout

Black candlesticks, gold etched glasses and rich jewel tone foliage created the warm and intimate ambiance of Rebecca Gallop's (you may know her as A Daily SomethingFoxfire Mountain House fall gathering. To celebrate the changing of seasons, Rebecca gathered her guests during her fall retreat, An Intentional Autumn, for a formal dinner equipped with vintage rugs and persimmons. With a mission to pursue all facets of life with intention (think gatherings, our relationships, ourselves, our homes), it's clear that Rebecca’s forte is in the details.

How does she achieve the affectionate balance of a moody, candlelit meal? Rebecca discloses all of her hospitality and design tips including why you should never iron your napkins. You may have seen wrinkled napkins splashed across the feeds of your favorite food stylists and adorning the tabletops of beautiful dinner parties everywhere - it just very well may be one of 2017's best table trends. Lucky for all of us, Rebecca is sharing the scoop on how to attain the perfectly imperfect unfussy napkin look for your upcoming holiday gatherings this season. 

 

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The Venue Report Originals
How The Venue Report Team is Gathering for Thanksgiving this Year
Heather Ash
by Heather Ash
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Campfire Restaurant

2725 State Street, Carlsbad, CA, United States

As Thanksgiving crept up closer on our calendars and we began to think about our team’s Giving Gathering 2.0 (read about last years here), we were decidedly against cooking, planning and designing the perfect seated meal. Instead, we chose to get out into our local community, support a burgeoning business whose values align just so with our own and simply enjoy a shared meal with The Venue Report family where we could reflect on the past year and not only be full of thanks, but also of giving.  

Questions that are staying at the forefronts of our minds include: What worries you? What ignites a spark in you? What can you do to make a positive impact on our future?

 

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Real Gatherings
This Wedding Industry Party Is All About Vendor Love
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by Scout



Wedding vendors are known to pamper their brides, ensuring the big day to be a spectacular one. But what happens when you turn the wedding industry around and place the focal point on those that make these magical days happen? Enter Tassels and Tastemakers, a wedding industry event thrown for vendors by Be Inspired PR. This year's New York event took place at 404 NYC, a blank canvas that was transformed into a mini-wedding market party. The event was for mingling, networking and industry bonding but the modern design and flowing chardonnay was the icing on the proverbial cake (and we are still swooning over all the little details – hello, spiked ice cream!). 

Be Inspired PR recounts the event, from their different booths to the Bridal Market Showcase. With Tassels and Tastemakers, everyone in the bridal industry gets to be the center of attention. 


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