Venue Reporter

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    Fall into Flavor: How One Restaurant is Bringing the Spirit of Camping to a California Beach Town
  • Hummus For Brunch? This Santa Monica Spot Makes it Happen
    Hummus For Brunch? This Santa Monica Spot Makes it Happen
  • This St. Petersburg Brunch Spot Isn’t Afraid of Color
    This St. Petersburg Brunch Spot Isn’t Afraid of Color
  • Float In the Forest With Your Very Own Spherical Treehouse
    Float In the Forest With Your Very Own Spherical Treehouse
  • A Six-Hour Brunch Spot in Bali That's Sure to Impress
    A Six-Hour Brunch Spot in Bali That's Sure to Impress
You Can Sleep Inside a (Gorgeous) Cave in This Ancient Italian Village
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27250
VENUE:
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
LOCATION:
Matera, Basilicata
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucket List
Cave Getaway
Sextantio
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



A trip to Italy is a charmed addition to any birthday wishlist. Rather than heading to the bustling cities of Rome, Milan or Florence to museum hop, your next b-day bash could be all about rejuvenation and feeding the soul. If this sounds like your style, check out Sextantio in the beautiful and ancient town of Matera. The cave dwelling hotel is a stunner that dates back to 1930, while the town itself has been said to date back to the Paleolithic Age.

The best part? You can kick-start the planning right now and book your stay right here on The Venue Report website. Too easy!

Book your stay at Sextantio here →

 

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This St. Petersburg Brunch Spot Isn’t Afraid of Color
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27251
VENUE:
Charlie
LOCATION:
Sankt-Peterburg
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Brunch Bucketlist
Brunch Escape
Charlie
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Overlooking St. Petersburg’s Griboyedov Canal, this Russian café and restaurant is going right onto our travel-must list. From the delicious food and drinks to the beautiful décor, Charlie is a little jewel box of an eatery. And since St. Petersburg has always been on the bucket list, we’re adding brunch at this spot to the bucket list worthy places to be enjoyed at least once in this lifetime.

 

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An Old Italian Village Has An Underground Winery Where You Can Drink Wine in a Cave
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27273
VENUE:
Enoteca dai Tosi
LOCATION:
Matera
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Wine Cave
Subterranean Dining
Italy
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



In southern Italy’s ancient village of Matera, an underground wine cave has made a big splash in modernizing the local scene. Carved into the mountain, this contemporary wine sipping haven is catching attention from every wine and architecture buff around. Designed to highlight the history of this beautiful town, Enoteca dai Tossi is all the eye candy we can handle.

Photography by Delfino Sisto Legnani

 

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These Photos Prove That White Weddings Are Always a Good Idea
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27258
VENUE:
Prospect House
LOCATION:
Dripping Springs, Texas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Indian-Afghani Wedding
Ethereal Modernism
Dripping Springs, Texas
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Creative design ideas reigned supreme at this Texas wedding. The inspiration behind the décor for the day was to develop spaces that felt completely different during each part of the wedding. What does that mean exactly? It means a ceremony framed by urns and a large installation overlooking the pastures. It means cocktail hour spent surrounded by lush greenery walls. It means all-white for all dinner décor, including gauzey white fabric draped overhead. It even means a game of late-night ping-pong.

Zoey and Aneri’s wedding at Prospect House in Austin’s Hill Country was nothing short of crush-worthy and we’d expect nothing less from Elyse and Katie of BW Theory working with photographer, Matthew Moore. This is a team that creates stunning design work in Austin, Philly and the tri-state Area. Jump on in for details from Katie and to see Matthew’s gorgeous snaps.

Photography by Matthew Moore Photography

 

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Float In the Forest With Your Very Own Spherical Treehouse
Scout
REPORT
No. 27265
VENUE:
Free Spirit Spheres
LOCATION:
Vancouver Island
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucket List
Treehouse
Canada
REPORTER: Scout

What's round in design and sleeps amongst the trees? The suspended spherical treehouses designed and innovated by Free Spirit Spheres, also known as your next birthday destination. For the outdoorsy folk, lodging in a suspended treehouse burrowed in nature is enough of a bucket list adventure - but nature does not end in your Free Spirit Sphere. The surrounding area serves as outdoor stomping grounds filled with adventurous activities like kayaking and hiking.

Cozy up in nature's man-made pods. Get the crew and go hiking. Celebrate your birthday amongst the trees and stars. 

Photography by Local Wanderer

 

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