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Venue Spotlight
You Can Get Married Surrounded by Fields of Lavender at This California Farm
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Bear Flag Farm

Bear Flag Farm, Stevenson Bridge Road, Winters, CA, United States



Get married surrounded by fields of lavender, take portraits in the orangerie, dine in the orchards, and dance under a canopy of stars at this gorgeous Northern California farm. Located about half an hour north of Napa, this Winters property is the perfect spot for a spring, summer or fall wedding if you’re on the hunt for a venue that’s got a real French garden party feel to it.

We recently sat down with owner Tina of Bear Flag Farm and talked all things labor of love about the property. If you like the idea of hosting your wedding in a small town in Northern California that’s just off-the-grid enough to feel totally charming, this could be your wedding spot.

Photography by Emily Blake


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Venue Stories
A Private Club in Los Angeles with a Speakeasy That's Over a Hundred Years Old
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Los Angeles Athletic Club

431 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California



Los Angeles is the kind of city that’s got plenty of secret spots you’ve never heard of, but how could you let a 125-year-old athletic club fly under your radar? Guess that’s where we come in. Los Angeles Athletic Club is one of the country’s oldest private athletic clubs and it’s absolutely stunning. The beautiful architecture, varied interior gathering spaces, luxe spa, boutique hotel, and athletic training options are just a few of the highlights.


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Restaurant Report
Fall into Flavor: How One Restaurant is Bringing the Spirit of Camping to a California Beach Town
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report
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Campfire Restaurant

2725 State Street, Carlsbad, CA, United States

 

When you think of camping, what image comes to mind? Childhood fishing? Building a campfire? Roasting s’mores? This classically nostalgic activity is about gathering those closest to you for a weekend of connecting, eating and drinking. After all, don’t we all know that a camping trip done right revolves around food… and the campfire? That’s the exact feeling, memory and emotion Carlsbad’s most unique restaurant, Campfire, is bringing to all who gather there.

John Resnick, a veteran in the San Diego culinary scene, bundled up all of the aforementioned warm-and-fuzzies as well as the smoky, soulful tastes of the campfire to bring this sensory experience to Northern San Diego. Resnick’s deeply rooted history and love for the ocean, outdoors and yes, food, has brought his passion from Point Loma to Little Italy and finally, to its permanent home in Carlsbad. Read along while Resnick shares his inspirations, passions and the road that led him to opening up his long awaited dream, Campfire.

Book your next gathering at Campfire →

 

 

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African Lodge Adventure
This Luxury Safari Brand is Leading The Way in Eco-Tourism
Scout
by Scout

 

Singita is the Shangaan word for ‘Place of Miracles.’ In the spirit of miracles, Singita’s mission is to conserve, preserve, and protect the wilderness of Africa- and with over one million acres of land to oversee, this is no small feat!

Read on to learn how this luxury safari brand is leading the way in eco-tourism and how you can be a part of the conservation efforts as you explore Africa’s wilderness.  

 

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Dream Destination
Gaze at the Mediterranean From Your Private Terrace on This Italian Island
Jené Shaw
by Jené Shaw
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Principe di Salina

Malfa, Province of Messina, Italy



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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