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Get The Inside Scoop On This New Barn Opening In The Hudson Valley
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27174
VENUE:
The Violet Estate
LOCATION:
Hudson Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Barn
Rustic Elegance
Hudson Valley
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Breaking news: There’s a brand new (yet historic) barn and estate opening to the public for the first time in the Hudson Valley featuring a farm-to-table restaurant, a Yoga Barn originally constructed in 1728, and activities such as hiking and horseback riding at your disposal. Sound too good to be true? Probably, but this is the real deal, folks. The team at Be Inspired PR and The Violet Estate put this styled shoot together to showcase all this dream venue has to offer and to provide some bridal inspiration for your eyes only. 

This fully restored, historic farmstead also has a culinary program which embodies the essence of farm to table using flowers and produce grown on-site. You can gather in the the restaurant for an intimate evening accented with delectable dishes, the Yoga Barn where 100 of your nearest and dearest can attend a custom cocktail hour, the indoor riding arena for larger parties of up to 300, or the main lawn for a packed party of 500. Now accepting reservations, be one of the first to feté at The Violet Estate. 

Photography by Alicia King Photography 
   
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May The 4th Be With You: Everything You Need To Know About George Lucas's Museum Of Narrative Art
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27172
VENUE:
Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art
LOCATION:
Los Angeles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art
Los Angeles
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

After months of trying to get Lucas's master plans for his Narrative Art Museum approved in San Francisco (Treasure Island) and Chicago, the team decided to relocate and revise their plans to fit the requirements of Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. Just South of USC and neighboring the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The exhibition is reported to be the most architecturally innovative structure the park has seen to date with designs from no other than Chinese architect, Ma Yansong. Yansong is known for founding, MAD Architects and was the mastermind behind the eclectically modern Absolute Towers, The Ordos Museum, Harbin Opera House, Conrad Hotel and the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, just to name a few. 

The current blueprints resemble exactly what you would imagine from George Lucas, a futuristic space-ship. However, these renderings are unlike the Star Wars fighters we've seen in his Academy Award winning movies. Taking over two parking lots on Vermont Avenue, the permanent installation will not just be a Star Wars gallery full of R2D2 robot replicas. Lucas envisions the museum to house Hollywood memorabilia as well as figurative art by Norman Rockwell and many more. 

Photography by Lucas Narrative Art Musuem 

 

Five things you need to know about George Lucas's Narrative Art Museum

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Be The First To Stay At Chicago's Newest Hostel for Under $50 A Night
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27152
VENUE:
The Hollander
LOCATION:
Chicago
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
Chicago's Coolest New Hostel
The Hollander
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown


PSA: This is not your typical hostel! Located in Chicago’s Wicker Park, this boutique hostel emphasizes great design and the sharing economy. What does that mean, exactly? Well, The Hollander is a gorgeous overnight accommodation spot where you can share rooms with friends or strangers depending on the setup. You’ll probably share a bathroom too. And you can count on those spaces being pretty darn good looking and lovely to share with the folks around you.

Photography: The Hollander

 

Say hello to Chicago's newest luxury designed hostel

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Tips And Tricks Through Traveling Asia With This Millennial Adventure Expert
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27155
VENUE:
All Over Asia
LOCATION:
Asia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Travel Advice + Tips
Travel Asia
Asia
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

We recently chatted with Ian Agrimis about point, miles and all things Europe. Lucky for you we snagged him for the scoop on his latest adventure through Asia. 

"My passion for traveling grew out of a profound love for aviation. I loved planes, airports and the whole traveling experience from the moment I started traveling by air at a very young age. Fast forward a number of years and I was in college in LA and could see all these big planes flying in to LAX from all over the world, I started thinking that I really needed to get onboard one of these magnificent machines and fly somewhere far outside the US border (which I had done, but it had been a long time). However, since I was in college and had limited funds for far flung international air travel, I discovered the ability to use credit cards to earn tons of miles and points which could be redeemed for aspirational travel experiences." says Ian. Fast forward again, after a number of successful trips financed almost entirely with miles, he was hooked. Couple the passion for traveling with a growing interest in video production, Ian started making videos each time he would go somewhere so that he could share those experiences with others. Documenting his experiences became second nature and sharing his tips and tricks eventually evolved into his new company, Capture Unlimited. Keep scrolling for the deets on of his latest adventure. 

Credits: Ian Agrimis

 


 

What prompted this trip?

Ian: This recent trip to Asia was prompted by a sudden realization that there would be a significant amount of time that everyone was free and that the next time that might be the case was unknown. A few calls to a travel agent confirmed space was available on this river boat during the same time everyone was free and the rest is history.

 

How to get more bang for your buck while traveling Asia

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Cape Town is Seriously Trending With This Cool Architectural Hotel Overlooking The Harbor
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27131
VENUE:
The Silo
LOCATION:
Cape Town
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Converted Grain Silo
Historic Luxury
Cape Town
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Known for its culinary crowd, art scene and easy access to wine country, Cape Town is a mecca for travelers looking to get an urban experience in South Aftrica. Making waves in the Cape Town hotel industry, the Silo Hotel is a new luxury waterfront hotel that sits above a contemporary museum. With cool architecture that dates back to the 1920s getting some very modern updates (hello, pillowy steel windows!), this spot just opened in March and is already trending worldwide.

Photography: The Silo

 

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