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Gypsy Jungle Disco: A Holiday Gathering by The Venue Report
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27067
VENUE:
The Venue Report HQ
LOCATION:
Carlsbad
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Holiday Party
Gypsy Jungle Disco
The Venue Report HQ
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

When we say, "We've been dreaming of this for a while,” boy, do we mean it. In early 2016, our office got a new nickname, The Greenhouse on 2nd, as our office space housed not only us humans but a variety of plants lives as well. Cacti staked their claim, vines overwhelmed the ceiling and us - well, we were all heart-eyed at the view around us. As the team grew so did our greenery collection and smorgasbord of disco balls. So why not combine the two for an epic end of the year bash, right?!

The Jungle Disco theme was set, but as planning progressed we found ourselves getting even more inspired by new beginnings, good fortune and looking forward to all that 2017 has to offer. The mystical feels spoke to our creative teams' nomadic souls and Gypsy Jungle Disco was created. After months of building up this idea, this pre-meditated party truly deserved the royal treatment so we brought in A MIHO Experience and Barcon for food and cocktails. To round out the theme, we partnered with local San Deigans and good friends Pow Wow Design Studio and Hostess Haven for magical decor and tableware. Lastly, additional greenery and florals were brought in, Eucca was a girl. Let the party begin! Welcome to our Gypsy Jungle Disco dream. 

Photos by Evelyn Molina Photography

 

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3 Different Ways To Gift Wrap With Your Girls This Holiday Season
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27060
VENUE:
In Your Home
LOCATION:
In Your Home
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gift Wrap DIY
Shiny & Bright
In Your Home
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Grab some friends, pour the bubbly and dust off the ol' craft bin. One of the many traditions of the holiday season is to round your troops for festive get-togethers full of spiked egg nog, cookies and christmas tunes filling the air - and this year we're bringing the presents along for the ride too! Multitask like a pro and break out the ribbon, glitter and puff balls at your next holiday gathering. Your girls will have a blast getting creative and personalizing each package while getting some to dos checked off their lists.

To keep things consistent and clean under that tree, we experimented with three different DIY ideas using one single color of wrapping paper so you don't have to. Replicate this easy how-to for your own gift wrap gathering. 

 

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Balloons, Picnics, And A List Of The Most Scenic December Road Trip Spots In Your Area
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27052
VENUE:
Palomar Mountain
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
A Winter Adventure
Gloomy Mountain Picnic
Palomar Mountain
REPORTER: The Venue Report

We've all been there. Anxious for adventure but lazy with weakness from the past week. Especially in the busy colder months. Winter has become known as the season to hibernate, stay cozy and stay away from anything outdoors unless it has something to do with buying all those holiday gifts. It's time to wake those bones up, folks. We gotta get out there! And what better way to explore than to explore with your better half, your person, your human. This month we challenge you to plan a surprise date adventure that will WOW that special someone. Whether you've been dating for 5 months, married for what may seem like centuries, or just trying to get inspired for a first date. From East to West, North to South, we've got you covered with the best places to road trip and sites to see this winter. 

What prompted this report? Well, our very own, Nathan Mueller, recently gave his gal a balloon and whisked her away to Palomar Mountain just in time to catch the winter gloom and fog after a passing storm. Yea, it all started with a balloon. You see, when you give a girl a balloon you must follow with a surprise adventure and a picnic at a scenic location. It's the perfect formula for a winter date. Sometimes life's best adventures are the most simple. Want to copy and paste at a rad sought out destination near you? See below!

 

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Our Giving Gathering Focused On Changing Our World
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27045
VENUE:
VR Headquarters
LOCATION:
Encinitas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Giving Gathering
Simple & Natural
TVR HQ
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

2016 has been a year of radical change, uncertainty about our future, and divides of the past resurging and rooting down deeper than ever. With so much affecting the future landscape of our political sphere, environment and humanity, this Thanksgiving - more than ever - is the ideal time to step away from ourselves and reflect on what is happening in the world around us. What worries you? What ignites a spark in you? What can you do to make a positive impact on our future?

Start by shifting your meaning of Thanksgiving to a Giving Gathering - the 'giving' part of this holiday. We know Thanksgiving as a time to reflect inwardly and be thankful for the good in our lives but let's change our intentions to reflect outwardly and focus on giving back when it's more important than ever. While we're still using this time to be thankful, this year rather than writing our 'thankful' notes down, we are writing down ways we want to give. 

We gathered as a team to set our intentions of giving back, celebrate what's to come, and enjoy one another's company. We were inspired by the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest that is wild, natural, and pure. We brought our favorite dishes and recipes to share with each other while discussing causes we're passionate about, how we're getting more involved in our community, and how we're planning on making a positive impact on the world we live in. How are you giving this year?

 

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What Happens When We Produce A Photo Shoot in Italy
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27011
VENUE:
Villa Cora
LOCATION:
Firenze, Toscana
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
TVR Styled Shoot
Modern Elegance
Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Ever wonder what happens when creatives collaborate with some of their favorite people on the planet? Well, if they’re lucky, they end up with photos that make the experience look just as epic as it sounds. Overlooking the bustling city of Florence, Villa Cora has that dreamy Tuscan romance vibe down to a T. Once we discovered this incredible venue, we had a collective, “andiamo!” moment, and gathered a team of some of our favorite creatives to collaborate with us. Together we created a series of photos that celebrate this gorgeous Italian setting. 

Meanwhile, the vibrant interiors provided a stark contrast of bright colors and pure opulence. With a property that features so many eye-catching design elements, it can be a bit of a trick to capture photos that aren’t too busy, so our team decided to embrace a minimalist design strategy that shows off the architecture, grounds, and combination of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces captured by KT Merry Photography. We brought in a few pops of flora for color and drama, and relied on the property to tell its own story as the setting of a fine romance.


Words + Photos by KT Merry Photography


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