LOCATION: California

This is the Napa Vacation You've Been Dreaming of
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27224
VENUE:
All Over Napa Valley
LOCATION:
Napa Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Guide to Napa Valley
Hot Air Balloon Getaway
Napa Valley
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Maybe it was Hallie Parker (played by Lindsay Lohan) running through her father’s Napa vineyards in the movie, The Parent Trap, that sparked your desire to visit Napa Valley in your early years. Maybe you read The Venue Report’s recent roundup on rad Train Tours that solidified your longing. Whatever the reason, we’ve partnered with travel photographer, Lisa Diederich, to share all the best places and spaces to visit when venturing to the land flowing with wine.

In addition to top-notch wineries, Napa Valley boasts farm-to-table restaurants, quaint coffee shops and iconic tours (including hot air balloon adventures) that you need to add to your list of to-dos. Keep reading for Lisa’s day-by-day recommendations.

Photography by Lisa Diederich

 

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Hang on Lounge Swings at this New San Diego Brewery
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27225
VENUE:
Viewpoint Brewing Company
LOCATION:
Del Mar
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Brewery
Wood & Iron
On the Water
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Swings, skeeball, sips and sunsets- this new venue has it all. Viewpoint Brewing, North County's latest brewery (and Del Mar's first), has rolled up it’s doors to share it’s brews and ocean breeze with locals. Featuring an open-concept restaurant with an expansive patio, lounge swings, and sweeping lagoon views, this new spot is the ultimate place to drink a few cold ones and gather with friends during the summer.


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Disneyland Has A New Secret Drink That You Need To Try
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27196
VENUE:
Disneyland
LOCATION:
Anaheim
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Secret Menu
Summer Refresher
Disneyland
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Where do you go to celebrate all things fantasy-filled, childlike, magical and glowing? Disneyland, of course. So it should come as no surprise that the California adventure park has added a glowing, hero-worthy lavender lemonade to their menu’s offerings. Not to worry, it’s booze-free and fit for the kiddos as much as the adults. This Infinity-Ade will be available all summer long, in all its glowing ice cube glory.

Part of the Summer of Hero Celebration at the park, Disneyland has put together a few creative menu concoctions that are worthy of a superhero fanatic’s attention. And since we love a good day of getting the kiddos together to explore, we’re all about this Infinity-Ade. Besides, it’s popping up all over the ole ‘gram. Trend alert! Can't wait to see if glowing ice cubes become the next cronut.

 

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Inside Dior’s Cruise Collection on the California Mountaintops
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27180
VENUE:
Dior Cruise 2018
LOCATION:
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Dior Cruise 2018
Glamping
California Mountaintops
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Last night, haute couture found itself out of the fashion house and into the California hills for a Western inspired fashion show full of tents, hot air balloons, and guests sitting on woven rugs. Located at the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Calabasas, Dior set up camp for the ultimate American West glamping experience.

Paying homage to Gone With the Wind and Little House on the Prairie, Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, chose the same hills and valleys that these iconic Western films took place at for her first cruise line. Keeping with the tributary motif, Chiuri drew inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings for the intricate designs and patterns adorning the pieces. 

 

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Experience The Coachella Valley Like Never Before At This Art Festival
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27133
VENUE:
Desert X
LOCATION:
Coachella Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Living Art
Desert Mirage
Coachella Valley
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

There’s mystery to the desert. It’s so alien, so empty, so unruffled—and that’s exactly what makes it so keen for an art festival. With endless space and a strange sense of vast void, how could it not play as the perfect blank canvas for experimental minds? Such was the thought process behind Desert X.

The inland desert oases of Southern California make for the perfect showcase venue of contemporary artists. Palm Springs puts out the welcome mat and provides the charm, while the surrounding Coachella Valley operates as host for Desert X’s curated exhibition of site-specific work. The ongoing festival is scattered throughout town and valley, so it has all the makings of an assumedly more cultured scavenger hunt. While Desert X first opened its arms in February, it’s still going strong. In fact, the art festival doesn’t close up shop until the end of April. The installations are free to behold and there's no ticket necessary. However, your best stop to kicking off the artsy adventure is the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. There, you can score a catalog and a map, along with the festival's merchandise and the artists' books.

Photography: Desert X

 

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