LOCATION: California

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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You Can Now Glamp Anywhere in the World, Thanks to the Autonomous Tent
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27129
VENUE:
Autonomous Tent
LOCATION:
Big Sur
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Big Sur Glamping
Simplified Living
Big Sur
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

Imagine being able to camp in Big Sur with all the warmth and comfort of home. Think about waking up in a private hideaway with the coastal breeze rolling in and the forest quiet mellowing out every muscle as you stretch your arms and legs on the wooden deck of a private hideaway. It technically doesn’t even have to be a bedroom behind you. It could be a guest suite, office, cocktail lounge, or yoga studio. It sounds magical, right? Well, it’s totally possible now.

This week's #BirthdayBucketList is the Autonomous Tent, the world's first transportable five-star boutique hotel. Promising freedom and adventure, Autonomous Tent enables a life of luxury without boundaries. Its name is a tad misleading, because while it looks like a tent from afar, it actually operates like a tiny cabin with the interior of a stylish hotel room.

In short, it’s amazing.

Photography: Autonomous Tent

 

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Real Women Report: This Feminist Is Leading The #WomenEmpowerWomen Charge in San Diego
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27135
VENUE:
Shop Pigment
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
Lady Killas Event
Shop Pigment
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

It has been said that 2017 is the year of the woman. In light of the recent social climate, the feminist movement has risen up with new life. It has visually increased and gained momentum by the hundreds of thousands this year. Many (both male and female) have joined in peaceful protests, women focused events and campaigns all over the world bringing people together and providing a platform for this relevant topic. With social media at an all time high, most women can relate to the pressures of competition. If one thing is for sure, this movement has inspired more kindness and respect between women, allowing us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. 

One of the women leading the charge in inspiring women to empower women is Courtney Wall of Lady Killas, San Diego's monthly meet-up for women in the creative field motivated to lead, network and make an impact. February's event was hosted at Pigment featuring Space 15 Twentie's Event & Content Manager, Sheewa Salehi  and our Art Director, Sarah Laos. This event touched on the power of relationships in the creativity industry and friendships with a foundation of encouragement and motivation. Being The Venue Report, we're always in search for the inside scoop, so we recently chatted with the Lady Killa herself about her new endeavor and her life in the creative industry. 

Photography by: Lady Killas

 

 

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You Can Now Enter To Win The Ultimate Coachella Glamping Experience
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27132
VENUE:
Marriott Glamping Tents
LOCATION:
Indio
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Coachella Glamping
Festival Fun
Indio, California
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Festival season is upon us and you or your Instagram feed can’t escape it. Get ready for meticulously styled outfits, free-roaming celebrities and now, ultra luxe glampsites. Marriott is bringing a touch of the high-end hospitality market to this mega festival with 8 curated and, of course, over-the-top glamping tents.

Each tent has been designed according to each of Marriott’s lifestyle brands: Moxy, Aloft, Tribute Portfolio, AC Hotels, Autograph Collection Hotels, Le Méridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Westin. Obviously, no detail (or expense) has been spared as each tent comes equipped with A/C and premium bedding and furnishings.

 

Marriott will build 8 glamping tents for guests to stay at during Coachella

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