CATEGORY: Venue Stories

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.

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African Lodge Adventure
This Luxury Safari Brand is Leading The Way in Eco-Tourism
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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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Venue Spotlight
You Can Stay in This Former Ford Model T Factory That’s Now a Luxury Hotel
Jené Shaw
by Jené Shaw
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21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City

900 West Main Street, Oklahoma City, OK, United States


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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Corporate Holiday Parties
Brooklyn Winery Sets the Gold Standard for Corporate Events in NYC
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Brooklyn Winery

213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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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