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Australia's New Urban Hotel Will Have You Living Like a Local
Scout
REPORT
No. 27157
VENUE:
Alex Hotel
LOCATION:
Perth
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
Urban Living
Perth
REPORTER: Scout



We have all heard the saying, “Do as the locals do.” The creators of Alex Hotel had this exact notion in mind; a modern destination created by locals for travelers. If you are headed down under to enjoy Perth, Australia's urban landscape, Alex Hotel will place you in the heart of the city. Did we mention their emphasis on communal spaces? Their Mezzanine Lounge and Roof Terrace makes checking into this colorful warehouse-style destination all the more appealing. 

We have just the question to ask you: “When in Perth?”

Photography by Alex Hotel

 

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These Mid-Century Cinemas in South India Have The Best Color Palettes Ever
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27134
VENUE:
South India Cinemas
LOCATION:
South India
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
South India Cinemas
South India
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

We thought we knew a lot about India’s film scene, what with all the amazing Bollywood movies that have made their way Stateside in the past few years. But we were wrong. So wrong. In fact, we had never really given much thought to the theaters in which people might see these movies in India, and now that our eyes have opened we don’t ever want to shut them again. The color palettes, the mid-century architecture, the unusual mix of Western influences and local style – it’s a lot to take in and we love every bit of it.

Photography by Sabine Haubitz & Stefanie Zoche

 

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This Brand New Oyster Bar Is Located In One Of LA's Most Famous Hotels
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27175
VENUE:
The Hollywood Roosevelt
LOCATION:
Hollywood
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Oyster Bar
Tropical Glam
Hollywood
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



“Awww shucks!!,” reads the glaring red neon light on the wall of the new Rosy Oyster café at the Roosevelt Hotel, indicating you’ll be seeing a lot of shucking around here. This poolside oyster bar may appear small, but it packs a whole lot of flavor and style punch. A recent addition to the iconic hotel, The Rosy Oyster is attracting rosé and oyster fans from all over Los Angeles. The kitschy cute vibe sure doesn’t hurt its trending status!

We have a bonus for you speakeasy lovers: there are hidden messages throughout this spot! Celebrating women and the body positive movement, there are hidden touches of femininity across the walls, in the art and on the furniture. How many odes to p**** power can you spot? 

Photography: The Hollywood Roosevelt & Foray Collective
 

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This Well-Known DJ Has The Coolest New Project Up His Sleeve
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27182
VENUE:
Office Party
LOCATION:
Los Angeles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gentlemen Journal
New Venue Alert
Los Angeles
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 


For Michael Antonia the hustle has never stopped. He was the kid who mowed every lawn, shoveled every driveway and rode three paper routes. He was the teenager who built bikes out of junkyard parts and sold them to his peers, the wunderkind who started DJ-ing by night while booking and producing shows in night clubs, theaters, and festivals by day. He was also the college graduate who was swept up in the energetic orbit of Alex Calderwood, founder of Ace Hotels, a collaboration which would launch him into the design world. What is now years ago, this young father-to-be started an event production company from his dining room table during a recession and over the next few years, cultivated it to become "The Flashdance," one of the most highly regarded brands in the wedding and event industry. Even in the midst of success, Michael continued to see holes in the industry, such as the downright awful furniture at the events he produced. Naturally, he launched YEAH! Rentals in 2011 to runaway success followed by the retail counterpart, YEAH! Furniture, where thousands of hours of rigorous testing by way of weddings and parties helped him refine each design. 

The Flashdance is a creative collaboration whose disparate elements complement each other to form new approaches previously unheard of. Antonia oversees it all as the formidable godfather figure who pushes his collaborators to increase their notion of "best" by five notches, yet maintains an effortless candor in his relationships and a spring in his step as he dashes from project to project.
The Flashdance now houses 6 companies and covers nearly every aspect of event production, whether it be furniture and props from YEAH! Rentals, photo/video/design from YEAH! Weddings, or a damn good Flashdance DJ. Antonia stays closely involved as the creative director and marketing expert while also finding time to keep his DJ-ing as sharp as ever and getting his music fix at the same time by working as the music supervisor for the Ace Hotel. Antonia has been featured in Paper Magazine, NPR Marketplace, Reverie Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Remodelista, Herman Miller's blog, Refinery 29, 100 Layer Cake and Martha Stewart Weddings and has made appearances on E! & Bravo, to name a few. While this mastermind does it all, he still has room for one more passion project. Keep reading for more on Office Space, Los Angeles' newest venue by this creative genius. 

 

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Inside Dior’s Cruise Collection on the California Mountaintops
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27180
VENUE:
Dior Cruise 2018
LOCATION:
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Dior Cruise 2018
Glamping
California Mountaintops
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Last night, haute couture found itself out of the fashion house and into the California hills for a Western inspired fashion show full of tents, hot air balloons, and guests sitting on woven rugs. Located at the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Calabasas, Dior set up camp for the ultimate American West glamping experience.

Paying homage to Gone With the Wind and Little House on the Prairie, Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, chose the same hills and valleys that these iconic Western films took place at for her first cruise line. Keeping with the tributary motif, Chiuri drew inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings for the intricate designs and patterns adorning the pieces. 

 

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