CATEGORY: Reporters on the Road

See How Our Very Own Photo Editor Celebrates a Birthday Road Trip to Yosemite
Nathan Mueller
REPORT
No. 27002
VENUE:
Yosemite Road Trip
LOCATION:
Yosemite
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Glampground
Camp Vibes
Desert to Mountains to Forest
REPORTER: Nathan Mueller

What's better than a glamping birthday celebration complete with bike rides, hiking to waterfalls along a misted trail and close friends gathering in a iconic national park to celebrate among redwoods? Cheers, Yosemite. 

Our very own photo editor Nathan Mueller not only creates stunning visual editorials for The Venue Report, he also writes for his travel journal Long Live Sundays that celebrates allll the things we love; traveling and gathering with the best people, places and vibes.


Words & Images by Nathan Mueller for The Venue Report x Long Live Sundays

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Pool Party Product Launch With the Ban.do Babes at The Line Hotel
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26989
VENUE:
The Line Hotel
LOCATION:
Los Angeles, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Pool Float Product Launch
Serious About Fun
Urban Rooftop Pool Party
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

When one of the coolest, serious-about-fun, girl-led, bad-a** brands in LA approaches you to help them find the most perfect poolside to host their summer product launch soiree, well, if you're us, you roll up yo sleeves and set to one heckuva hot venue search for a "rosé all day".kinda spot.  We'd been fans of the indomintable Jen Gotch and the Ban.do #girlgang for some time, so when the opportunity came about to work together, we knew that hotline bling could only mean one thing.... FUN, and lots of it (ok, ok and lots of neon and pool floats). We knew we needed to find the ultimate location that would show off not only the new Outdoor FUN line of products we'd been dreaming of, posting about and well coveting in a maaaaaajor way for all of our poolside par-TAYs, but the inherent spirit of design and forward-thinking so prevalent in the Ban.do brand. When you NEED a floral day planner, neon bendy straws, rainbow unicorn pool float and an "I Heart Pina Coladas" ring, you know you're onto something special. 

If all the world is a stage, then certainly the venue is the massively important opening act. A hop, skip and a quick cannonball from the heart of Tinseltown in Koreatown we fell in perfect step with the The Line Hotel,  where an unmistakable sense of "cool" and "fun" emanates from it's mid-century bones and it's pedigree reflects the heartbeat of the vibrant city it stands prominently and proudly in the middle of. Perfect.

 

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The Ultimate Getaway Guide to Nicaragua
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26819
VENUE:
Guide to Nicaragua
LOCATION:
Nicaragua
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Country Guide
El Camino
Undeveloped Beauty
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

After El Camino Travel launched their inaugural trip last fall to Nicaragua, the country has been the closest thing to a second home as they continue to offer curated trips chock full of culturally immersive activities paired with a professional photographer in tow.

Nicaragua maintains a sense of wild, undeveloped beautiful landscape dotted with beautiful places to rest your head. So what is El Camino style? Where does founder Katalina Mayorga like to sleep while in Nicaragua? Here are a few of their favorite spots with photos by Nomadic Habit. 

 

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How to Host a Wild Beach Camp Bachelorette by Tinker Tin Trailer Co.
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26969
VENUE:
Private Beach in Big Sur
LOCATION:
Big Sur
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Shoreline Soiree
Dreamy Driftwood
Beachfront Big Sur
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

Coming up with a creative bachelorette party idea that vibes with your gal's design savvy and her desire to think outside the Vegas-box can be a tall task. And since we're always on the hunt for awesome ways for you to celebrate your bestie, we kinda freaked out when we spotted this stunning beachside camping setup. Spending a weekend on the beach with your main girls is always a lovely way to spend a bachelorette weekend bonding with the ladies. But wouldn't it be more fun if you threw in a surprise she'd never expect? Enter this idea: dinner party pop-up picnic in the sand, complete with a cute and cozy tipi. Get creative with it and hire a tarot card reader to setup shop in the tipi, or maybe pile up the pillows inside and make this into a cozy reading zone.

A crew that rents out a host of vintage campers, tipis, and bell tents, the creative geniuses over at Tinker Trailer Co. put together this insanely beautiful photo shoot with one of their cool tipis set on a Central Coast beach. The fur coats, the greenery-adorned tipi entrance, the geodes... I mean, is there anything more Pinterest worthy than a photo shoot that's full of mixed textures and boho-chic decor?

 

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Best Spot to Have a Dinner Party in a Vineyard? The Back of a Vintage Pick-Up, Of Course
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26966
VENUE:
Robert Mondavi Winery
LOCATION:
Oakville
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
VIneyard Dinner Party
Denim, Dust & Design
Vintage Truck
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

There are few dinner parties you know you’ll remember for the rest of your life. For those treated to a particularly special night lit by twinkle lights, in the back of a vintage pick-up truck, set in the midst of a vineyard, this would be one of them. Thank goodness it was photographed. Out among the vineyards of the Central Coast of California, dressed to the nines in denim, friends came together to have a conversation. They arrived on motorcycles and an acoustic guitar was never far out of reach. The afternoon social rolled into the evening, losing time but never losing speed. Over a spread even the Lost Generation would've written home about, they laughed, toasted, and celebrated all they had to offer each other at their dinner party.

Beneath bistro lights, amid candles, they drank red wine and waxed poetic, and honestly made all of us at the Venue Report quite envious. We had to know more about such a lovely release party for Crawford Denim’s Vinter’s Shirt inspired in collaboration with Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wines. So we brought up the stunning, spectacular event, art directed & designed by Rachael Ann Lunghi of Lace & Likes, with Susie Shaugnessy, owner and designer of Crawford Denim & Vintage Co, and couldn’t stop asking questions.

 

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