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The Holiday Inspired Cocktails That Everyone Needs At Their Next Gathering
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27050
VENUE:
Daily Dose Cafe
LOCATION:
Los Angeles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
A Magical Holiday Tasting
Holiday Gathering
Outdoor L.A. Venue
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

So you’re throwing a holiday party. Avoid the all-too-easy red wine cop out at your get together this year and test drive a new, seasonally fitting cocktail. We partnered with cocktail specialist, Matt Landes of Cocktail Academy to share his favorites for any festive gathering. Don’t worry, the test drive has already been done on these so you can worry about more important things like, what types of cheeses are best for your charcuterie board.

Whether you want spruce up your menu with a perfect pairing, add something a little special to your hors d'oeuvre tasting or simply looking for the best spiked punch recipe to satisfy the masses - Matt's thought of everything and sharing his secret sauce ways.

Photography by: Scott Clark 

 

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A Holiday Tasting with Daily Dose + Cocktail Academy
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27049
VENUE:
Daily Dose Cafe
LOCATION:
Los Angeles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
A Magical Holiday Tasting
Holiday Gathering
Outdoor L.A. Venue
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

'Tis the season of chunky sweaters, unapolegtic eating, and endless holiday parties. From traditional family gatherings to crazy corporate events, how do you make your holiday party stand out from the crowd as a truly enjoyable time? The winning trifecta for all postively perfect parties is menu, music, and decor. We recently collaborated with Cocktail Academy and Daily Dose Cafe on A Holiday Tasting embodying all of these things that will knock your socks off. Ever wonder where to begin when it comes to prepping for your holiday gathering? This guide sums up all you need so you won't miss a single beat during the flurry of winter holidays. Speaking of beat, we've also got a festive playlist that will make your soiree a rockin' good time.

Photography by Scott Clark

 

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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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This Intimate Wedding Above The Clouds Will Make You Rethink Taking The Traditional Route
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27041
VENUE:
San Francisco Hills
LOCATION:
Trojan Point
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement with a View
Effortlessly Romantic
San Francisco Hills
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Ever dream about throwing the wedding rule book out the window, running to the hills and saying "I DO" in a remote location with only a handful of your closest loved ones and the trees around you as guests? Well, you can! It is totally doable and we found a couple who made it happen. 

The two met in New York City and after a couple years of adventuring together, both had dreamt of one day being wed on the West Coast. Fast forward to this time last year the couple had some decision making to do. Adam, an artist/Store Leader for Warby Parker and Gautam, an architect for Jennifer Weiss Architecture, decided that they would ditch tradition and plan a low-key wedding in nature that would be simply all about the love they share and the ones who mean the most to them. We’re breaking down the steps to recreating this for you savvy DIY-ers out there. 1. Find a prime location, 2. Gather your gang, 3. Grab some bottles of champagne because, bubbles. Lots of bubbles. Need a little bit more info? We thought so... We grabbed Adam and Gautam to share their secrets about how easy it really was and the full breakdown of what went into their day.

 

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Urban Outfitters Hosts Broad City's Original Series Soundtrack Meet & Greet + Record Signing
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27032
VENUE:
Space 15 Twenty
LOCATION:
1520 North Cahuenga Blvd Suite #1
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Space 15 Twenty For The Record Event
Meet & Greet + Record Signing
Space 15 Twenty
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

You've seen them host local artistsTegan & Sarah, and everyone's fave girl crush indie rocker, Lana Del ReySpace 15 Twenty, Urban Outfitters’ first concept store, has become one of the hottest event spots in LA, that gives shoppers, fans and locals a place to gather along with VIP access to some super rad events both in their courtyard and store. Yep, you heard us. They even have a string light filled courtyard that is perfect for interactive events on a sunny L.A. day (which is almost 365 days a year). Space 15 Twenty is the go-to cool kids hub for pop-up shops, art shows, events and performances. Their goal is to provide a curated space for their community complete with Unami Burger to top off your one-stop-shop experience.

We recently were invited to spend the evening with the Space 15 Twenty gang and... No big deal... Just Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer! The critically acclaimed comedians (and our spirit animals) were celebrating the release of Broad City's Original Series Soundtrack with a For The Record Meet & Greet + Vinyl Signing and we got to be apart of the action. The soundtrack itself offers an eclectic compilation of both urban, indie, and dance tunes from artists such as Jarina De Marco, Tony Quattro, Zebra Katz, RJD2 and more. With a line stretching to the main entry the event began. DJ MATT FX got some dancing feet going, drinks were served and the space filled up with fans - us included. YAS queen, let the party begin!

 

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