LOCATION: California

Your Guide To A Weekend In California’s Hottest Cold Weather Destination
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27108
VENUE:
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
LOCATION:
Mammoth Lakes, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Road Trip
Winter White
End of Winter
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

After hearing reports of the best blizzard to hit Mammoth Lakes in 20 years our, Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller rounded up his troops in search of a weekend adventure to rave about for a lifetime. The slopes were calling and Nathan was quick to reply. The whispers were true... After a week of storms, Mammoth Mountain was reported to have more snow than any other ski resort in North America and he was ready to experience the action first hand. 

Mammoth Mountain is a quick 5 hours north of Los Angeles and is one of the most sought out skiing locations on the West Coast. Summer is quickly approaching so if you are on the hunt for one last winter escapade, take notes from the itinerary below. Happy skiing! 

 

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Ladies of Northern California, We’ve Got A Real (Re)Treat for You
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27084
VENUE:
Straus Home Ranch
LOCATION:
Tomales Bay
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Women's Retreat
United Restoration
California Coast
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Ladies, ladies, ladies! We’ve got a real (re)treat for you! This collection of thoughtful, inspired, creative women have rallied together to establish a series of restorative weekends in Northern California. Set in Tomales Bay during the first weekend of March, their next multi-day retreat is all about gathering women to establish new friendships and inspire one another creatively, personally and professionally.

The retreat in March is set to take place at a sprawling 19th century homestead, complete with organic farmland, towering eucalyptus trees, and an adorable cozy farmhouse. Hello, relaxation! The weekend will include workshops about storytelling, creativity, sparking inspiration, and practicing personal and professional mindfulness. Guests can also expect delicious farm-to-table meals between sessions and hanging with a community of cool ladies to boot. We recently sat down with the founders of Fog & Sage, Flynn and Stef, to chat about the inspiration behind these events. Naturally, we’re already feeling inspired to unplug, reconnect and recharge.

Words by Flynn Coleman of Fog & Sage | Photography: Stef Etow + Stephen Wakulchik


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This Is How You Throw A Tulum Inspired Taco Tuesday Party
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27029
VENUE:
The Gold Leaf Project
LOCATION:
Barrio Logan, San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Cocktail Party
Neutral Jungle Vibes
New Venue Opening
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

When winter finally gets around to easing up, everyone wants a solid way to transition into warmer seasons. All us adventurers and romantics want is simply a cozy party with friends, possibly outdoors (and a good drink). That’s where the Tequila vs. Mezcal Party comes in like a saving grace.

Such a celebration of agave is well overdue, and it took Layered Vintage partnering up with The Gold Leaf Project to make it happen. The festivities took place in San Diego and the Venue Report was lucky enough to attend. We had an absolute blast and wanted a few more details on how it all came to be. So we scooped an interview with Jill of Layered Vintage and Aly who coordinated the whole thing.

Photography by: Jackie Wonders | Words from Jill of Layered Vintage and Aly of The Gold Leaf Project

 

Mezcal Vs. Tequila... See What Happens When The Two Host A Taco Tuesday Event

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See How This Couple Turned A Gastro Pub Into The Wedding Venue Of Their Dreams
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27071
VENUE:
Jaynes Gastropub
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gastropub
Gastropub
City
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Located in San Deigo, California is the hip and happening neighborhood of North Park filled with culture, art, entertainment and some of the best restaurants in the city. Amongst the many ahead-of-the-trend saloons and local fooderys is hidden gem, Jaynes Gastro Pub, a casual yet chic bar & eatery serving modern British pub fare & drinks. Jayne's is naturally just one of those spots that you dream of having a gathering at. With a twinkle light patio and urban vibe anything is possible. Well, for Krista and Daniel their dream came true. 

They had been going on dates to Jaynes Gastro Pub for years before deciding to ask permission to use the space for their wedding. Krista and Daniel’s wedding was the first ever at the Pub. The brick flooring, market lights, and tall hedges made this back patio an ideal space for their intimate 75 guest wedding. Not only was there sentimental value in the space but it fit Krista's effortlessly romantic southwestern vision like a glove. We teamed up with wedding photographer, Brogen Jessup to give us the inside scoop on the day, details and newest venue to the San Diego area. 

Photography + Words by Brogen Jessup

 

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Our Giving Gathering Focused On Changing Our World
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27045
VENUE:
VR Headquarters
LOCATION:
Encinitas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Giving Gathering
Simple & Natural
TVR HQ
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

2016 has been a year of radical change, uncertainty about our future, and divides of the past resurging and rooting down deeper than ever. With so much affecting the future landscape of our political sphere, environment and humanity, this Thanksgiving - more than ever - is the ideal time to step away from ourselves and reflect on what is happening in the world around us. What worries you? What ignites a spark in you? What can you do to make a positive impact on our future?

Start by shifting your meaning of Thanksgiving to a Giving Gathering - the 'giving' part of this holiday. We know Thanksgiving as a time to reflect inwardly and be thankful for the good in our lives but let's change our intentions to reflect outwardly and focus on giving back when it's more important than ever. While we're still using this time to be thankful, this year rather than writing our 'thankful' notes down, we are writing down ways we want to give. 

We gathered as a team to set our intentions of giving back, celebrate what's to come, and enjoy one another's company. We were inspired by the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest that is wild, natural, and pure. We brought our favorite dishes and recipes to share with each other while discussing causes we're passionate about, how we're getting more involved in our community, and how we're planning on making a positive impact on the world we live in. How are you giving this year?

 

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