LOCATION: New-york

The Staycationers: Tips And Tricks For The Ultimate Valentine's Date With The Whole Gang (Boys Allowed)
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27101
VENUE:
Smyth, a Thompson Hotel
LOCATION:
New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Valentine's Day Ideas
Tips + Tricks
Smyth Hotel
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

This Valentine's Day we are taking notes from none other then The Staycationer's leading ladies, Cyndi and Celine. Ever wonder how you can combine Valentine's and Galentine's (say that 10 times fast) into the same night? These gals did it with class, style, no stress and are here to give us the scoop. 

NYC's very own sexy and sophisticatd The Smyth, A Thompson Hotel played host to The Staycationers and their beaus triple date and if one thing is for sure. Location is key to copying and pasting this night to remember with the ones that matter most - Your whole gang!

Photography by Vanessa Granda

 

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This Guy Planned A Big Central Park Proposal & A Surprise Wedding That Came The Next Day
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27062
VENUE:
Central Park
LOCATION:
New York City
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement
Effortlessly Romantic
Central Park + Time Square
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 


Although weddings are spectacular, unforgettable festivals of love, where any and all have the best of times, actually planning the deal is tough. You have to account for a million things, from guest list to centerpieces to song selection. You visit more venues than you knew existed and you try more food than you ever expected, always returning home to discuss those very many, very tiny details with each other for what seems like an eternity.

But what if you could skip all that and still have the wedding of your dreams? It sounds impossible, but a man named Brock did just that for his lady love, Molly Kate. He delivered a wild, romantic, and surprise two-day celebration, all to blow her away. Brock was so sure Molly Kate would marry him that he already had the wedding ready to go for the day after the proposal, family and all.

Their New York elopement makes for one heck of a love story, and we had to ask how such a big, crazy deal came to be pulled off so perfectly.

 

Photography by Joel Alexander

 


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Birthday Bucket List: Have Your Next Bday Dinner on a Floating Oyster Bar in New York
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26997
VENUE:
Grand Banks Oyster Bar
LOCATION:
New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Floating Oyster Bar
Historic Wooden Schooner
New York Waterfront
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is New York City’s favorite oyster bar. Where to score the best oysters in the Big Apple is debatable, but as far as ambiance goes, it’s downright impossible to beat Grand Banks Oyster Bar—and that’s because it’s hosted on a revitalized mid-century wooden ship known as the Sherman Zwicker.

Watching a sunset sink its fiery skin into the ocean from the New York City waterfront should be—and likely is—on everyone's bucket list. In the warmer seasons, is there a better way to appreciate the good life than toasting your friends or family with a rich blend of grand colors before you and the greatest city skyline ever behind you? No, probably not. Plus, there’s a cocktail menu and oysters!

 

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What Happens When the Associate Creative Director at Trollbäck + Company Marries the Design Director at Elle Magazine?
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26960
VENUE:
Gansett Green Manor
LOCATION:
Amagansett
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hamptons High Style
Beachfront Bliss
High Design DIY
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

Even those who have never bounced east of the Mississippi have a picturesque fantasy about the Hamptons. They see sleepy thin fences hugging wooden lovebird boardwalks with splashes of long, wavy grass rolling against the beach. They see a foggy breeze giving the New York coastline a nostalgic palette of muted colors. They see themselves celebrating romance beneath pale beach ball lanterns aglow in a class-act tent with the warmest cheer you can find after sunset.

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A Bohemian Greenhouse Wedding at Sonnenberg Gardens by The Daring Wanderer
Jordan Willner
REPORT
No. 26938
VENUE:
Sonnenberg Gardens
LOCATION:
Canandaigua
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gorgeous Greenhouse
Bohemian Botanical
Fabulously Floral
REPORTER: Jordan Willner

Secluded, serene, historic, and spectacular are just a few adjectives we can think of to describe these gorgeous garden grounds. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park is a fifty-acre public garden sanctuary found in Canandaigua, New York, and has been standing tall since the early nineteenth century. The property as a whole blends a variety of floral themes, ranging from Medieval walled and Italian Renaissance to English vistas and Japanese rock gardens. In the middle of these lush and vibrant gardens, rests a dreamy Victorian/Queen-Anne-styled estate, perfect for a stylish and elegant wedding.

 

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