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Solange’s Music Video Was Filmed At This Rad Architecture Spot
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27027
VENUE:
The Plant at Kyle
LOCATION:
Kyle, Texas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Music Video Shoot
Psychedelic Soul
The Plant at Kyle
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

For those who haven’t scoped out Solange’s latest album drop, A Seat At The Table is arguably her best work to date. While the combination of cool spoken word and seriously badass beats makes the album shine, the music video for Cranes in The Sky is equally as rad. The video production squad landed hot and heavy in the little Hill Country town of Kyle, Texas during a deluge of August rain and captured Solange dancing in a modern steel structure with the tropical southern backdrop in all its lush glory. This rad architectural spot is none other than one of our favorite Texas venues, The Plant at Kyle.

Venue owner Mark Holzbach recently caught up with us about hosting the film production at his property and filled us in on a bit of behind-the-scenes action. He also has a few recommendations for anyone making the trek to Kyle.

Words by Mark Holzbach


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Luxury Bedding Brand 'Parachute' Just Opened a Hotel in Venice Beach That Turns Guests Into Locals
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27018
VENUE:
Parachute Hotel
LOCATION:
Venice
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel Opening
California Minimalism
Venice, CA
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

Parachute has famously put customers to bed in the coziest linens with their heads atop the softest pillowcases. The bedding company's founder and CEO, Ariel Kaye, was inspired to deliver luxury comfort to bedrooms across the country following a picturesque stay on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. There, after an exhausting day taking in the glories of the colorful seaside paradise, she crawled into bed and it was like sinking into dreams. It was the bed every traveler wishes for, the one they forever hope awaits them after an extraordinary day of hikes, bites, and rides. That’s why the woman who gave us the softest sleeping experience ever is taking things up a notch—by opening a hotel.

 

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West Elm is Opening Hotels All Over The States And They’re Going To Be So Rad!
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27015
VENUE:
West Elm Hotels
LOCATION:
USA
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Travel
Modern & Electic
Hotel Unveiling
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

As if we couldn’t be more obsessed with the retail brand West Elm, they’ve gone and blown us away by announcing they’re launching a hotel line. While we’re totally psyched to see what the rooms will look like, we’re even more stoked about their concept and approach to gathering. The West Elm Hotel brand is making efforts to establish meeting places for locals and tourists alike in each of their new hotel locations, with an emphasis on supporting each city’s local art scene and bringing together creatives from both near and far.

With five locations set to open in 2018, the West Elm Hotel brand has chosen to kick off in cities with serious design and history street cred. For the industrialist, the Midtown Detroit location will offer 135+ rooms on Cass Avenue. For the historic registry buff, the North Loop Minneapolis location will feature 120+ rooms in a former warehouse set in the Warehouse Historic District filled with old milling and shipping facilities. For the Southern preservationist, the Savannah location in the Bull Street Corridor is set to open up 100+ rooms, gorgeous gardens, a pool, a retail shop, and a restaurant on Drayton Street. For the artisan, the Charlotte location in the South End will be a hub for creatives that offers up a rooftop pool, 150+ rooms, and a lounge bar that’s all about Sunday gatherings. And lastly, for the culture buff, the Indianapolis location will be housed in an old Coca-Cola bottling plant with a rooftop bar, 120+ rooms, and easy access to the museums and galleries the North Mass Ave Corridor is known for.
 

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How A Family of Five Built A Chic Surfer’s Paradise
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26782
VENUE:
Byron Beach Abodes
LOCATION:
Byron Bay, New South Wales
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Boutique Hotel
Tropical Modern Luxe
The Tropics
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

Dubbed by National Geographic as one of the best surf towns in the world, Australia’s Byron Bay is that beautiful combo of hippie quaintness meets design savvy cool factor.  Amidst this pristine coastline that’s complete with shipwrecks, a lighthouse and the best surfing breaks, is a collection of getaway spots known as the Byron Beach Abodes.  

 

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A Seaside Montauk Gathering With Buckets Of Oysters Everywhere!
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26829
VENUE:
The Surf Lodge
LOCATION:
Montauk, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Coastal Lodge
Coastal Bohemian Chic
Edge of the Hamptons
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

Sunny days are almost here again! Hooray for that because we alllll know that Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… To get your engines revved for Springtime and Summer, check out this salty sun-kissed seaside gathering filled with creatives. 

This day spent in Montauk celebrating a photo exhibition of the Côte d’Azur is certainly high on our summer-lust list. With its artsy reputation and proclivity for amazing music, what better place to hang on a breezy summer day than The Montauk Surf Lodge?

Mega-talented photographer Sybil Steele and stylist Sheree Commerford of Captain and the Gypsy Kid put together an exhibition at the Surf Lodge, showcasing photos Sybil had taken in the South of France, as curated by Sheree. This match-made-in-Heaven kicked off their exhibit with a summer bash, surrounded by friends and fellow creatives.

 

Beach People in Montauk, New York

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