CATEGORY: Style For Your Venue Setting

This New Philadelphia Hotel Combines Loft Style Living And Old City Charm
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27186
VENUE:
Lokal Hotel
LOCATION:
Philadelphia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Styled Shoot
Eclectic Modern
Philadelphia
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Lokal Hotel is Philadelphia’s first “invisible service” boutique hotel, combining the freedom and comfort of living in Philadelphia with the adventure of visiting. Lokal is a 6-unit boutique hotel with a focus on invisible service in Old City. Featuring six, apartment-style suites, Lokal offers guests an authentic Philadelphia experience and an escape that feels like home.

What does “invisible service” mean? The hotel has no front desk and is a walk-up only registered historical building. Instead, the team behind the project anticipated needs and created a high level, behind-the-scenes service. In doing away with many of the trappings of a traditional hotel, Lokal seeks to provide a unique connection with the city without sacrificing the comfort and care travelers expect. We partnered with Inna Spivakova of Peach Plum Pear Photo and Nicole Hutnyk of Rabbit Rabbit Crew, the two creatives behind one of Lokal's first styled photo-shoots.

Photography by Peach Plum Pear Photo | Words by Nicole Hutnyk of Rabbit Rabbit Crew

 

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How To Upgrade Your Annual Friendsgiving To A Tropical Tacosgiving
Heather Ash
REPORT
No. 27037
VENUE:
Backyards Across The USA
LOCATION:
Everywhere
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Tropical Friendsgiving
Fall Fiesta
Backyards Everywhere
REPORTER: Heather Ash



It's that time of year where gathering and celebrating kick into high gear. We come together as friends and family to reminisce about the memories of 2016 and what's to come in 2017. Even though this season is about celebrating and connecting, it's all too easy to get caught up in the flurry of places to be and people to see. How do you slow down and truly appreciate everything and everyone around you? Cue friendsgiving.

Friendsgiving is by no means a new concept so how to do you make it fresh and unexpected? Maybe you ditch the traditional turkey and accoutrements for tacos with tropical flair, making the ultimate tacosgiving. Check the hostess stress at the door and hire a local caterer to whip up some gourmet Thanksgiving tacos with all of the fixings, or host your friendsgiving after Thanksgiving and use up all your leftovers (bye, cold turkey sandwiches)! Make it fun and swap the copper moscow mule mugs for pineapples with drink umbrellas. Think of it as the ultimate fall fiesta. 

Photography by Kate Becker Photography

 

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A Rainy Day Wedding at West Shore Cafe
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26877
VENUE:
West Shore Café
LOCATION:
Homewood, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Beach / Lake / Waterfront
Nautically Lux
Crisp Morning on the Docks
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

It's no secret we've been seriously inspired by Buzzworthy Events SF for some time now. We are a lover of the unexpected, juxtapositions, carefully curated textures and of course, off-the-beaten path gathering spaces. It's the main reason we were drawn to this utterly inspired shoot with chunky knits and midriff tops, gunmetal cafe chairs and rough hewn wood, a reasonably sunny locale shot delightfully in the rain. Mainly, it's the way Ashley Smith of Buzzworthy Events SF & Brittany Waddell of BrittRene Photo took an expected and utterly lovely space and gave it a good-old fashioned gathering twist that has captured our hearts.

 

West Shore Cafe in Tahoe, CA

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A Candlelit Barn Workshop And Dinner Party
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26878
VENUE:
Cuffey's Cove Ranch
LOCATION:
Elk, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Cozy Coastal
Coastal Cliffs
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

We recently had the unique opportunity to catch up with photographer, Erich McVey after he hosted one gosh-darn beautifully inspired workshop at Cuffey's Cove Ranch. We've never understood why a workshop or a corporate gathering is often relegated to a stale and boring setting complete with powerpoints and bad overhead lighting, when the exchange of ideas is so very inspiring and demands a setting equally as exhilarating. 

According to the uber-talented Erich McVey, in order to provide a proper platform for the exchange of ideas among creatives, one must look off-the-grid for inspirational gathering locales. The barn where the workshop perfectly set the stage for the nighttime sessions to be lit by loads of candlelight. A novel and inspired idea, indeed, especially when the stylist is Ginny Au and the floral designer is Soil & Stem (assisted by Tess Comrie) with rentals from 12th Table and perfectly calligraphed place settings by Mon Voir - you have a dream team in a dream setting. 

 

Table Setting at Coffey's Cove

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A Mad Scientist Halloween Party
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26812
VENUE:
Patina Studios
LOCATION:
New York, NY
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Spooky Celebration
Deranged Scientist Office
Raw Warehouses and Gothic Ballrooms
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

Halloween can get so darn tricky. Not in the typical trick-or-treat kind of way, but in the 'how to decorate' kind of way. It can be so hard to make cobwebs look cool, and do a unique spin on pumpkins that you haven't seen on Pinterest a million times. But leave it to the team at Patina Rentals to craft the chicest Halloween setup ever. The only thing it's missing? Our fave 'Addams Family' character, Wednesday Addams AKA Christina Ricci. She is the best goth gal around and would surely be our dream guest of honor at this creepy affair. 

 

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