CATEGORY: Real Gatherings

Fashion Feng Shui
Achieve Your Fashion Goals With This Intimate Styling Workshop
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Light Lab

3405 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States

So what is Fashion Feng Shui? Here's the backstory. In 2008, Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled moved from New York to LA. She had no job set up, but knew that she wanted something different for her life plan than the event marketing path she had kind of fallen into. Right around that time, her mother (a Feng Shui practitioner) told her that she discovered something that sounded up Catherine's alley: Fashion Feng Shui. On a whim, she signed up for the 3-day certification course and flew to Boston for it. During those three days, Sheppard was in her element (no pun intended). She was the youngest person in the class by a good 20 years but was inspired and open to a world of possibilities for her style, career, well being, and that of others.

How does one figure out their style? What makes you different than the rest? It’s a big question. These days, there is so much out there. Pinterest and Instagram are chock full of outfit ideas, and we can all easily find our favorite bloggers to follow. But after a certain point, doesn’t it get a little stale? Sure, there are plenty of cute outfits out there, but sometimes when you go to recreate it, something feels off. What’s REALLY right for YOU? What makes you strut down the street rather than just walk? What makes other people look at you and go “she’s really got something”? Catherine has the answer and is telling all. 

Photography by Heather Kincaid | Words by Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled

 

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Girl's Getaway
This Squad Went On A Yoga Retreat Of A Lifetime To Guatemala
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It's that time again... Time to plan your next trip to Mexico, and what better way to spend your next vacation then with your bests by your side while embracing the culture of a new environment? We've recently been inspired by the gang at Aluna Adventures who perfectly curate Yoga Wellness Retreats around the world and cater to your every need while make your girl's getaway dreams a reality. Sound like your kind of vacation? 

We recently chatted with Heidi Roland, a Philadelphia based photographer who was asked to document their adventure to Guatemala. Keep reading for the behind the scenes scoop from the photographer herself. 

Photography by Heidi Roland 

 

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The Picnic Project
This Picnic Took Place In A Rainbow Field Of Ranunculus Flowers
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Spring is literally in the air thanks to the California super bloom, leaving us dreaming of the outdoors to breath in the fresh (and slightly pollenated) air and to stop to smell the roses, wild mustard, and daisies. As temperatures rise to that perfect 75 and sunny, we were on the lookout for ways to, ahem, get out and gather with our besties, S.O.’s and families. As we completed our spring wish list, the Carlsbad flower fields began to bloom and our plans fell into place. 

The stunning rainbow of flowers produced by the 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus inspired our afternoon in the fields of picnicking, frolicking and champagne-ing for our newest installment of #ThePicnicProject (remember when our Media Design Manager, Nathan, celebrated his birthday with a picnic overlooking Yosemite Valley?). After all, is there a more replicable, ‘wait, I can actually do this,’ grab-and-go gathering moment than a picnic? Load up your baskets, pack your blankets and don’t forget the bread and bubbly for the must-do experience of spring.  

*No flowers were harmed in the making of this picnic

Photography by Brogen Jessup

 

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Community Gathering
This Disco Jungle Cocktail Party Was Held In A Downtown Warehouse!
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HNYPT

212 West 12th Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Venue Report team was recently invited to follow the call of the disco ball by the team at Be Inspired PR. Ummmm, who would pass up on that kind of invitation?! Take us to our happy place please. In addition to the promise of disco tunes, delicious food and jungle vibes, we were extra excited to attend this annual #TasselsandTastemakers event because it was being held at one of our fave Los Angeles venues, HNYPT.  

We walked into the stunning and dramatic blank warehouse that is HNYPT ready to rev up our boozing engines. We were promptly greeted with glittery crafted cocktails, suspended palm fronds, neon lava lamps slowly dancing to the music, sparkling fringe hanging from the rafters and tunes blasting from every corner of the sprawling space. This crew of creatives crafted a jaw-dropper one part "Saturday Night Fever" stayin alive and one part bohemian jungle feels. 

 

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#TVROnTheRoad with Hello America
These Two Camp Experts Traveled The Country And Are Sharing How You Can Too
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If you've been following along with us this month you're most likely experts on the Hello America story and it's creators. After following their five month journey of life on the road we interviewed Kristen Blanton and Matt Jozwiak to get the inside scoop on how they did it, tips, tricks and advice on how to expand your dollar in the most impactful way so that you too can travel like an expert. 

Lucky for us, we experienced the two adventure-seekers in their natural habitat while taking time to see what a day in the life looks like for Matt and Kristen. 

 

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