CATEGORY: Venue Stories

Gaze at the Mediterranean From Your Private Terrace on This Italian Island
Jené Shaw
REPORT
No. 27260
VENUE:
Principe di Salina
LOCATION:
Malfa, Sicilia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Dream Destination
Island Life
Italy
REPORTER: Jené Shaw



Pull up a map of Italy. Now zoom in on the Southern end and keep your eyes peeled for a string of islands near the tip of the boot. These tiny volcanic jewels are the Aeolian Islands, one of which is the ruggedly beautiful Salina, home to the family-owned Principe di Salina—a 12-room boutique hotel that feels like a luxury private villa, overlooking the Mediterranean. 

Open from April through October, Principe di Salina is the kind of place you picture when you dream about a getaway far, far, away from your cubicle. Between the infinity pool, Sicilian-inspired decor and meals alongside deep blue sea views from your own private terrace—excuse us while we go look for flights…

Photography by Gianluca Gasperoni + Lisa Poggi

 

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You Can Stay in This Former Ford Model T Factory That’s Now a Luxury Hotel
Jené Shaw
REPORT
No. 27253
VENUE:
21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
LOCATION:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Venue Spotlight
Eclectic + Modern
Oklahoma City
REPORTER: Jené Shaw

 

What happens when two art-collecting hoteliers pair up with a New York design firm and set loose on a historic Ford Model T plant? You get this beautiful, artistic 135-room boutique hotel in downtown Oklahoma City that doubles as a contemporary art museum that’s free and open to the public. Set foot inside the hotel—which was built in 1916—and you’ll notice historical elements woven in with contemporary and playful large-scale art pieces. The rooms themselves feel like your trendiest friend’s urban loft, but with Malin + Goetz bath products and cozy furnishings. The hotel is getaway-ready, with a spa and an excellent restaurant in Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge, which features fun classes like a hands-on charcuterie + craft cocktail workshop.

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Ally Noriega (aka Allyson in Wonderland) visited the 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City and she chatted with us about her staycation. Bonus: For anyone interested in exploring Oklahoma City—that’s OKC to locals—Noriega included some insider travel tips for visiting her hometown.

Photography + Words by Ally Noriega

 

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Brooklyn Winery Sets the Gold Standard for Corporate Events in NYC
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27239
VENUE:
Brooklyn Winery
LOCATION:
New York, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Corporate Holiday Parties
Urban Winery
Brooklyn
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Just one subway stop outside the city, Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Winery offers the perfect urban haven for all types of company shindigs. Taste your way through their wine selections and paired foods, or host a holiday soirée at the gorgeous industrial meets rustic space. With a long list of creative entertaining ideas for corporate events, Brooklyn Winery is an easy go-to for planning an event that’s outside the everyday norm.

 

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This Coastal Hotel is the Ultimate Santa Monica Experience
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27233
VENUE:
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
LOCATION:
Santa Monica, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Coastal Hotel
California Cool
Santa Monica
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Perched along the bluffs of Santa Monica and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows  takes your idea of a dream California vacation to a whole new level. With gorgeous, luxurious rooms and bungalows, various event spaces and a sweet location in central Santa Monica, this spot is at the top of our summer crush list right now.

Already known amongst locals as the see-and-be-seen spot of Santa Monica, this spot has the makings for a bachelorette party weekender, and R&R filled group getaway & is a definite must-see for any plant and ocean lover.

 

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You Won’t Believe How Modern This 17th Century French Convent Is
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27005
VENUE:
Le Couvent des Minimes
LOCATION:
Forcalquier, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Styled Shoot
Elegant Modernism
French Countryside
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

It’s not every day that we hear about an old French convent being turned into a luxury boutique hotel, so imagine our delight when we spotted this Relais & Chateaux stunner in The Luberon. Perched at the top of town, this 17th century stone structure is surrounded by hundreds of years old gardens, originally planted by monks who specialized in botany. Fast forward a few centuries and Couvent des Minimes is a family-run hotel that operates under the Relais & Chateaux brand. As all the hotels this group touches turn to gorgeous, Couvent des Minimes is modern and luxurious, with awesome amenities and even more awesome views.

Our friends over at Nomad Republic recently set up a gorgeous photoshoot in the South of France and showed off Couvent des Minimes in all its natural beauty. This team of wedding industry pros specialize in both European and US markets, so you can bet they chose this destination out of a bevvy of stunning venues. Here to give us the scoop on all things minimal, French, and modern, they’ve given us all the deets below.

Words by Stephanie of Nomad Republic | Photography by Greg Finck

 

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