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Stay At The Only Warrior Fortress To Ever Become A Luxury Resort
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27065
VENUE:
Alila Fort Bishangarh
LOCATION:
Jaipur
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
India Fortress
Restored Luxury Resort
Alila Fort Bishangarh
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

Relics of history, as fierce and formidable as they may have once been, can surely adapt to a new life—if lovingly restored. Such is the dramatic case of Alila Fort Bishangarh in the Bishangarh village of India’s Jaipur District. It’s an epic, stunning structure to say the least. Standing boldly atop a rocky hill—like a beacon of hope or power in some fantasy film—the fort is a unique example of Jaipur Gharana architecture, coming from both Mughal and British influence. It’s also ready to become your new favorite getaway.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is perhaps the only warrior fortress that’s been converted into a luxury resort. In the same structure that houses openings for firearms and turrets (known as burjs), you'll find multiple styles of royal suites and lavish public areas. It’s definitely one of a kind.

 

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The World’s First All-Seasons Ice Hotel Opens in Sweden and It's Totally B-day Bucket List Worthy
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27056
VENUE:
Icehotel 365
LOCATION:
Jukkasjärvi
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Icehotel 365
Frozen Luxury
Arctic Circle
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



We’ve all heard about ice hotels and decked out glamping igloos, but this winter we’ve got our birthday bucket list goals set on the world’s first ice hotel to be open year-round. What’s more birthday worthy than heading to Sweden to chase the Northern Lights, sleep in an igloo filled with ice sculptures, and sip on one of thousands of icy cocktails at the Icehotel 365?!

This gorgeous, icy enclave of luxury igloo suites set in a small Swedish village emphasizes art, architecture, snow sports, and the joys of getting far outside your (typically warm) comfort zone. So go ahead and add some winter furs and puffy coats to your birthday wishlist, because it’s about to drop below zero.

Photography by Icehotel 365


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3 Different Ways To Gift Wrap With Your Girls This Holiday Season
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27060
VENUE:
In Your Home
LOCATION:
In Your Home
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gift Wrap DIY
Shiny & Bright
In Your Home
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Grab some friends, pour the bubbly and dust off the ol' craft bin. One of the many traditions of the holiday season is to round your troops for festive get-togethers full of spiked egg nog, cookies and christmas tunes filling the air - and this year we're bringing the presents along for the ride too! Multitask like a pro and break out the ribbon, glitter and puff balls at your next holiday gathering. Your girls will have a blast getting creative and personalizing each package while getting some to dos checked off their lists.

To keep things consistent and clean under that tree, we experimented with three different DIY ideas using one single color of wrapping paper so you don't have to. Replicate this easy how-to for your own gift wrap gathering. 

 

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You Can Go Swimming In One Of The Worlds Most Beautiful Sinkholes
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 27035
VENUE:
Bimmah Sinkhole
LOCATION:
Oman
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Swimming Sinkhole
Rugged Nature
Desert Oasis
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

 

Calling all water babes. Did you know that you can go swimming in what has been dubbed as one of the worlds most beautiful sinkholes? This particular sinkhole in Oman is so stunning it has been turned into a tourist attraction for the world to appreciate. Imagine swimming in a seawater sinkhole in the middle of the desert, dipping your toes in the emerald and tranquil teal waters as little fish nip at your toes (did someone say free fish pedicure?). If a day trip isn't enough, you can also go camping on the side of the swimming hole. This unforgettable experience is a true hidden treasure for adventurers. Set inside the Najm Park, there is free parking and no entry fee. The biggest barrier to you and your backstroke is a concrete stairway of 64 steps leading down to the base of the picturesque Bimmah sinkhole.  


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The Most Pinned Wedding Dress (Ever!) On Pinterest & Where To Wear It
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27028
VENUE:
All Around The World
LOCATION:
All Around The World
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Bridal Inspiration
Feminine
All Around The World
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

While we spend most of our days attached to all forms of social media, Pinterest remains at the top of the list for trend spotting and fashion envy. So, when we heard about the most pinned wedding gown of all time, we just knew we had to share it with you all. Drumroll, please… 

The most pinned dress of all time is designed by Grace Loves Lace. And since a wedding dress doesn’t make much sense without an incredible place to wear it, we’ve paired up the designer’s top ten dresses with venues that would totally match their style. Whether you’re about that beachy-glam look or prefer a boho-on-the-homestead vibe, we’ve got you covered when it comes to matching your bridal look to your venue.

 

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