CATEGORY: Real Gatherings

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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This Is How You Throw A Tulum Inspired Taco Tuesday Party
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27029
VENUE:
The Gold Leaf Project
LOCATION:
Barrio Logan, San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Cocktail Party
Neutral Jungle Vibes
New Venue Opening
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

When winter finally gets around to easing up, everyone wants a solid way to transition into warmer seasons. All us adventurers and romantics want is simply a cozy party with friends, possibly outdoors (and a good drink). That’s where the Tequila vs. Mezcal Party comes in like a saving grace.

Such a celebration of agave is well overdue, and it took Layered Vintage partnering up with The Gold Leaf Project to make it happen. The festivities took place in San Diego and the Venue Report was lucky enough to attend. We had an absolute blast and wanted a few more details on how it all came to be. So we scooped an interview with Jill of Layered Vintage and Aly who coordinated the whole thing.

Photography by: Jackie Wonders | Words from Jill of Layered Vintage and Aly of The Gold Leaf Project

 

Mezcal Vs. Tequila... See What Happens When The Two Host A Taco Tuesday Event

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See Why Mystic Hot Springs is One of Utah’s Coolest Places To Go Before Winter Ends
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27068
VENUE:
Mystic Hot Springs
LOCATION:
Monroe
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Group Getaway
Hot Springs Escape
Mystic Hot Springs
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Utah is secretly the best place on earth, says photographer Renata Stone. It’s not hard to see why if you’ve ever visited the Beehive State. It's a dramatic landscape that's as alien as it is western, and it’s either drenched in sunlight or starlight. In short, IT’S AMAZING.

So when Stone's friends came to visit, she had a good number of stunning spots to take them. Her ultimate choice was Mystic Hot Springs in “middle of nowhere Monroe.” Thanks to her beautiful photography skills, you can see her and her merry band soaking in outdoor tubs on what looks like another planet. It’s a good life when you have friends in the right places—and Utah’s definitely one of them.

Photography by Big Bear Photo Co



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See How This Group Of Influencers Styles Horseback Riding In Hawaii
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27064
VENUE:
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
LOCATION:
Lanai City, Hawaii
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Group Getaway
Foray Collective's Horseback Riding Experience
Four Seasons Lanai
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

What's better than trekking through the forests of Hawaii taking in all it has to offer? By adding horseback riding to the mix for an unforgettable experience. The girls of Foray Collective got on horseback, decked to the nines as cowgirls, and rode through the hills of Hawaii while their leader yodeled old western tunes. You can’t make this stuff up, people.

As part of our team-up with Foray Collective to send some top influencers on an adventure to Four Seasons Resort Lanai, the ladies signed up for a horseback ride through the hills above Koele. They’ve filled us in below on some of the behind the scenes action. So, giddy-up over to our exclusive offers for discounts on this experience.

Photos by Derren Versoza

 

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