LOCATION: California

Vacation House
West Elm Has A Holiday House AND You Can Rent It
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

 

Newsflash! Everybody’s favorite mid-century inspired furniture shop has opened up a holiday rental house in Palm Springs. That’s right, West Elm has decked out this 1950s “Alexander” pool house with all their own fittings and set up a 3-bedroom spot with the best of style. Whether you’re looking for a house worthy of a Slim Aarons inspired photo shoot, or a place to get together with a few of your best holiday-loving babes, the West Elm House is so on-trend right now.

Photos by Landon Vonderschmidt

 

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New Venue Opening
This Brand New Pink & Palm Matcha Cafe In San Diego Is About To Be All Over Instagram
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

We’re all about the new new here at The Venue Report so when we received an invite to Holy Matcha’s opening party, we jumped at the opportunity to see this anticipated spot first hand. Situated in the heart of North Park, a trendy foodie neighborhood, Holy Matcha is ready to assume the title of San Diego’s newest “must know” place. Get your Instagram ready, this all pink and palm cafe couldn’t be more photo worthy with it’s marble counter, brass fixtures, velvet pink booth, and palm print wallpaper. Seriously ‘grammers, this place is a photo snapping oasis. Oh, and they serve some pretty darn good (and inventive) matcha concoctions. We sampled coconut matcha, lemonade matcha, and almond matcha while sushi was served and guests mingled and obsessed over the design. We even got an on-the-spot matcha making tutorial from the barista, Mahala.

The ladies of BayBird PR also gave us the exclusive that Holy Matcha is about to be San Diego’s hottest new venue for not only weekend visits but baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties and social events. No surprises here though as nothing rivals this unique, one-of-a-kind space in San Diego thus far. Talk about a matcha made in heaven.

 

San Diego's newest matcha lounge is here!

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New Hotel Opening
San Diego's Newest Luxury Hotel Is Every Trend Setter's Dream
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report



Just when we think we’ve uncovered every design savvy, insta-worthy spot around, we somehow stumble across something new. For anyone living in San Diego (or up for a little road trip), you need to know about The Pendry. It’s a sophisticated hotel with a chic collection of dining, shopping, meeting and wellness sites within it.

Meticulously blending the ease of Mid Century Modern design with traditional touches of the luxury hotel stay, The Pendry is a refreshing hotspot that a few members of The Venue Report team had to visit to get the firsthand report on this long awaited opening. 

 

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Road Trip
Your Guide To A Weekend In California’s Hottest Cold Weather Destination
The Venue Report
by 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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Women's Retreat
Ladies of Northern California, We’ve Got A Real (Re)Treat for You
Alyssa Brown
by 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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