Venue Reporter

  • You Can Stay in This Seashell Shaped House Off the Coast of Mexico
    You Can Stay in This Seashell Shaped House Off the Coast of Mexico
  • Is this Manhattan Restaurant the Most Instagrammable Backdrop in the City?
    Is this Manhattan Restaurant the Most Instagrammable Backdrop in the City?
  • Mexico's First Overwater Bungalows Are Here & They Don't Disappoint
    Mexico's First Overwater Bungalows Are Here & They Don't Disappoint
  • This is the Napa Vacation You've Been Dreaming of
    This is the Napa Vacation You've Been Dreaming of
  • Take a Plunge Into One of the  World's Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool
    Take a Plunge Into One of the World's Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool
Brunch at this Blush Pink Cocktail Bar with Your Ladies this Weekend
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27236
VENUE:
While We Were Young
LOCATION:
NYC
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Brunch Bucket List
Pink & Marble Paradise
NYC
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



It’s been well over a decade since Sex and the City ended its glorious run, but we can’t help but imagine the fearsome foursome sitting around a table at While We Were Young, sipping on drinks like, “Summer Fling,” and “The Morning After,” while gabbing about the week’s latest dramas.

While We Were Young is a cute and cozy kitchen and cocktail bar in NYC’s West Village. A gorgeous spot, it’s got all the design features we love (great color palette, brassy accents and tons of thoughtful details). And even more importantly, the menu for cocktails and bites is rad, with a modern vibe and lots of healthy options mixed in with comfort foods. But what makes the place #bucketlist worthy? Let’s discuss.

 

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Mexico's First Overwater Bungalows Are Here & They Don't Disappoint
Scout
REPORT
No. 27231
VENUE:
El Dorado Maroma
LOCATION:
Riviera Maya
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Hotel
Overwater Living
Riviera Maya
REPORTER: Scout



Finally: overwater bungalows in Mexico have arrived. Palafitos is set on the Maroma Beach in Caribbean Mexico and is quickly filling the travel void of private plunging pools and ocean ladder access. And of course, this overwater hotel is exquisitely designed to bring you a luxurious experience the moment you check in to your private bungalow.

This secret won't remain a secret for long though. Escape with a Caribbean flair, take beach front living to the next level and enjoy Mexico the right way: over the water. 

 

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This is the Napa Vacation You've Been Dreaming of
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27224
VENUE:
All Over Napa Valley
LOCATION:
Napa Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Guide to Napa Valley
Hot Air Balloon Getaway
Napa Valley
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Maybe it was Hallie Parker (played by Lindsay Lohan) running through her father’s Napa vineyards in the movie, The Parent Trap, that sparked your desire to visit Napa Valley in your early years. Maybe you read The Venue Report’s recent roundup on rad Train Tours that solidified your longing. Whatever the reason, we’ve partnered with travel photographer, Lisa Diederich, to share all the best places and spaces to visit when venturing to the land flowing with wine.

In addition to top-notch wineries, Napa Valley boasts farm-to-table restaurants, quaint coffee shops and iconic tours (including hot air balloon adventures) that you need to add to your list of to-dos. Keep reading for Lisa’s day-by-day recommendations.

Photography by Lisa Diederich

 

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Take a Plunge Into One of the World's Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool
Scout
REPORT
No. 27232
VENUE:
Nemo 33
LOCATION:
Bruxelles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucketlist
Deep Diving
Nemo 33
REPORTER: Scout

For the underwater lovers with an itch for adventure, celebrate your birthday 108-feet deep in the world’s deepest indoor swimming pool. Take the plunge at Nemo 33, explore the pool's underwater caves, and even get scuba diving certified. If flying solo does not tickle your fancy, get a group to join in the underwater festivities and dive into the depths together. 

To give us an even closer look, we parterned with Kevin Deldycke (videographer and diver) to share more about his personal experience diving with Nemo 33. 


Safety First in a Sea of Blue

Dive knowing that the only way to get into the deepest indoor swimming pool is safety first. With rules and procedures in place to create a safe diving and swimming environment, you can celebrate another year in good hands.

Hey Kevin! Tell us a little bit how you entered the world of diving.

My girlfriend and I felt at one point the urgency of exploring the world out there. One day we randomly chose a destination far far away, figuratively spinning a globe and prodding a finger at it. We ended up in Seychelles, and quickly realized there was as much to see under water as there was on land. So we enrolled in scuba diving lessons and got our first-level certification. We instantly both fell in love with the diverse and colorful environment the ocean offered us.

That was 5 years ago. What started as a simple side-activity of our holidays became the center and sole motivation of our far-away escapes. We now take any opportunity to dive deep into any waterbody, from atolls to ponds! But back home in Belgium, far from the ocean, how could we satisfy our thirst for the big blue? That's when we discovered a secret shared by all our fellow divers: Nemo 33.

 

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This Parisian Brunch Might Be the Most Decadent Experience Ever
Jené Shaw
REPORT
No. 27230
VENUE:
Ritz Paris
LOCATION:
Paris, Ile-de-France
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Brunch Bucket List
Old World Opulence
Paris, France
REPORTER: Jené Shaw



When it was built in 1898, the Ritz Paris set a new standard for luxury. With lavish décor, phones and bathrooms in every room, and an exclusive location in Paris’s 1st arrondissement, the Ritz attracted royalty in its early days and celebrities in more modern times. In 2016, it reopened after a massive four-year renovation that made the hotel even more Ooh la la worthy.

If your dream Paris experience is to live like a modern-day Marie Antoinette, add brunch at this iconic hotel to your bucket list. With three options—ranging from a traditional menu of eggs and French pastries to the “gastronomic orchestra” at Salon d’Été—you can’t go wrong at this Paris institution.  

Photography by Ritz Paris

 

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