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Get The Inside Scoop On This New Barn Opening In The Hudson Valley
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27174
VENUE:
The Violet Estate
LOCATION:
Hudson Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Barn
Rustic Elegance
Hudson Valley
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Breaking news: There’s a brand new (yet historic) barn and estate opening to the public for the first time in the Hudson Valley featuring a farm-to-table restaurant, a Yoga Barn originally constructed in 1728, and activities such as hiking and horseback riding at your disposal. Sound too good to be true? Probably, but this is the real deal, folks. The team at Be Inspired PR and The Violet Estate put this styled shoot together to showcase all this dream venue has to offer and to provide some bridal inspiration for your eyes only. 

This fully restored, historic farmstead also has a culinary program which embodies the essence of farm to table using flowers and produce grown on-site. You can gather in the the restaurant for an intimate evening accented with delectable dishes, the Yoga Barn where 100 of your nearest and dearest can attend a custom cocktail hour, the indoor riding arena for larger parties of up to 300, or the main lawn for a packed party of 500. Now accepting reservations, be one of the first to feté at The Violet Estate. 

Photography by Alicia King Photography 
   
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How Eating Too Much Ice Cream Led To Success For This Pair of Girl Bosses
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27117
VENUE:
Phin & Phebes
LOCATION:
Brooklyn
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
The Future of Ice Cream
New York
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



With flavors like Cookie Butter Blondie, Vietnamese Iced Coffee, and Vanilla Malt Cookie Dough, this Brooklyn-based artisanal ice cream company isn’t just making our mouths water. They’re also a woman-run food business that doesn’t mess around when it comes to quality, growth, entrepreneurship, and all-around lady bossing. Now available in over 2,000 stores across the States, we'd say this artisanal ice cream company is one worth looking out for. It’s only natural that we’d go to one of their founders for our Real Woman Report of the week.

CEO Crista Freeman recently gave us the mega-scoop on how she and her partner launched Phin & Phebes Ice Cream out of their Brooklyn kitchen and she tops it off with a cherry by telling us all about how she learned to trust her gut.  More sweetness below. And if you happen to see her around Brooklyn, maybe throw a high-five her way, but please don't call her honey.


Words by Crista Freeman, CEO/Co-Founder of Phin & Phebes

 

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Brunch Pretty In Pink At This NYC Hotspot
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27109
VENUE:
Pietro Nolita
LOCATION:
NYC
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Restaurant
Pretty In Pink
NYC
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Maybe it’s the rose colored glasses we’ve been wearing, but doesn’t everyone look good in pink? If so, we’d like to make a case for slathering pink all over the interiors of every single restaurant everywhere, just as the monochromatic-loving team at Pietro Nolita has done. Hitting all the right hues, this New York hot spot is sure to make your next brunch feel rosé-drunk and full of love and happiness.

Venue + Photography: Pietro Nolita

 

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How This Woman Built A Media Network Of 18 Million Women Across The World
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27115
VENUE:
Mogul HQ
LOCATION:
NYC
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
Strong Women Unite
Mogul HQ
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



With millions of women around the world feeling inspired to action via the Women’s March on Washington, we’ve been scoping out various women’s networks that connect individuals across various backgrounds and ethnicities. Mogul, a worldwide platform of information sharing and social interaction, is currently at the top of our list. Reaching 18 million women per week, across 196 countries, this media platform is a force we’re excited to learn more about.

Founder Tiffany Pham (who’s only 30 by the way, *and* taught herself to code via late night sessions at her kitchen table) recently sat down to give us the whole story behind Mogul and what it means to be a female entrepreneur in the world of start-up tech. Her best advice for building community? “Be kind. Be authentic. Be generous.” We couldn’t agree more. Skip below for more tips and thoughts from Tiffany on what it is to be a true leader.

 

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This Fierce Female Powerhouse Is a True Champion On International Women's Day & Everyday
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 27118
VENUE:
International Women's Day
LOCATION:
NYC
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
International Women's Day
Inspiring Women
Around The World
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

Hi guys, Cortnie here, co-founder of The Venue Report, wishing you a happy #InternationalWomensDay! This day marks the celebration commemorating the ongoing movement for women's rights. Today, more than ever, we are celebrating women throughout history but want to spotlight a very special modern day boss lady, Fran Hauser. 

A few years ago when I was starting out on my journey with The Venue Report, I felt very alone in the startup landscape. Why? The startup world by nature can be a lonely place but I had also ventured into this realm that was (and still is) male dominated. We first started in a startup incubator led by male advisors, we were pitching male venture funds and we were meeting male mentors. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE all of these amazing men we have met and created relationships with - they have not only been the best confidants but also crucial to our startup success. Still, I ached and longed for a female to chat with about well, being a female and a mom within this fast-paced fundraising world. One day after asking advisors if they knew any awesome females I could connect with, I soon had an email intro connecting me with Fran Hauser. A week after this email introduction, I was nervously on the phone with Fran, the former President of Digital at Time Inc. Yep, the former President of Digital at Time. Inc! Now, let me fangirl for a minute: She is known for many career moments including her role at building People.com, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle. She had served as VP of AOL's Programming Group as well as an advisor to many huge consumer facing companies, she had been named one of the Six Most Powerful Women in New York City's Tech Scene by Refinery29 and honored with one of 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The accolades go on and on. No big deal right? 

After chatting with Fran, I discovered her selfless passion for mentoring female entrepreneurs. She is passionate about advocating for women across the globe and often speaks on such topics. Over the past few years Fran has always given me time to chat with her on the phone and even meet up with her for coffee when I am in New York, her home base. She has no reason to spend this time with me other than the fact she truly wants to help. Fran is a rare and inspirational woman who is the true definition of a mentor. Women like Fran are why we have come so far as females in 2017. Today, we honor women across the globe and celebrate women like Fran who are actively paving the way. Did we mention that she was honored as a Global Champion of Women On International Women's Day?! We could go on forever with our glowing intro, but now let's hear from Fran herself on her successes, current ventures and advice to fellow female entrepeneurs. 

 

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