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This Coastal Hotel is the Ultimate Santa Monica Experience
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27233
VENUE:
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
LOCATION:
Santa Monica, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Coastal Hotel
California Cool
Santa Monica
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Perched along the bluffs of Santa Monica and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows  takes your idea of a dream California vacation to a whole new level. With gorgeous, luxurious rooms and bungalows, various event spaces and a sweet location in central Santa Monica, this spot is at the top of our summer crush list right now.

Already known amongst locals as the see-and-be-seen spot of Santa Monica, this spot has the makings for a bachelorette party weekender, and R&R filled group getaway & is a definite must-see for any plant and ocean lover.

 

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There's A Resort In Cabo That Tourists Haven't Gotten Their Hands On Yet
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 27194
VENUE:
Rancho Pescadero
LOCATION:
Todos Santos
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Creative Gathering
Summer Getaway
Baja
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

Just an hour north of Cabo, near the artist’s enclave of Todos Santos, lies a dirt road marked by a small sign. Head down it's dusty drive and you will end up at a quaint boutique hotel that lies on the Pacific coast of Baja. Rancho Pescadero will greet you with gardens full of fresh vegetables, rolling fields of flowers and walls awash in soft terracotta hues. As you get closer to the entrance you will spot  guests doing yoga poses in the pavilion overlooking the ocean. Longboards are neatly propped next to the front desk enticing you to book the surf lessons offered at the property. 

This oceanfront oasis is a nice reprieve from the glittering resorts of Cabo itself. Here you will find a much more adventurous yet laid-back crowd. The intimate, non-corporate resort sits on 15 acres and is lovingly cared for by Lisa Harper who opened the hotel in 2009 after drawing her vision on a scrap of paper a mere 18 months earlier. Lisa had owned the beachfront land for years and one morning while sitting in her Sonoma home, she brilliantly sketched what was to become the Rancho Pescadero of today. Now, on a balmy summer day, we found ourselves enjoying the fruits of Lisa's labor after being invited by The Wedding Artists Collective to go on a creative retreat. 

Photography by The Wedding Artists Collective 

 

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3 Of This Summer’s Biggest Party Trends
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27240
VENUE:
The Pearl Hotel
LOCATION:
San Diego, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gathering Trends
Summer Party Ideas
The Pearl Hotel
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

August is all about soaking up the last bit of the summer season and with that comes rounding up your bests to party by the pool, bask in the sun, feast on summer's bounty and, of course, see who can stand on your giant flamingo floatie the longest. But first comes the art of coordinating your unforgettable bash. We know planning the party can be a lot to handle so allow us to take some of the load off of you!

The gang over at Barçon Cocktail Co. already created your drink of choice. Trust us, this blushing cocktail is delicious and sure to get your party started off right. Food? Tabletop decor? Don’t you dare think we forgot! MIHO Catering Co. designed a menu full of their summer favorites that are not only easy to prepare but are the perfect garnish to Hostess Haven’s very own tabletop trends of the season with Lovely Blooms Florals. Keep scrolling for recipes and tips from the experts themselves.

 

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Transform Your Charcuterie Board With This (Fancy) Cheese Lovers Recipe
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27237
VENUE:
By The Sea
LOCATION:
Stoneleigh
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
How To
Beach Gathering
Stoneleigh, Australia
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

The turn of the seasons is almost upon us and best celebrated together, perhaps with an Endless Summer party for those not ready to say goodbye or a Welcome Party for those celebrating fall’s rebirth. Whichever your choice, a transitional gathering is key for the season. The setting? Take it to the water’s edge with an open fire and create your feast.

Australian WILD Chef and traveler, Sarah Glover, is inspiring these thoughts with her very own waterfront feast that you can find amongst her other culinary adventures in her soon-to-be released cookbook. She gave us an exclusive, inside look into her intimate beachside banquet along with two heavenly recipe sneak peeks. The first is her Chargrilled Cheeses with Endive and Wild Honeycomb Platter - not only capable of inducing instant mouth-watering, it looks positively divine once done up. The second is The Hung Pork with Lemon Leaves and Blistered Grapes cooked while hanging over an open flame complete with a healthy splash pinot noir. Who's hungry?  

Photography by Luisa Brimble

 

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These On-The-Water Tours of Australia's Coast Are Breathtaking
Scout
REPORT
No. 27220
VENUE:
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
LOCATION:
Hobart
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucketlist
Tasmania Adventure Tours
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
REPORTER: Scout



Celebrate your birthday on the water and explore the rich nature of Australia’s coast. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys helps you flirt with monumental sea stacks, caves, cliffs and dolphins so that you can experience where the land meets the sea the adventurous way. These tours are categorized as a breathtaking must-do if you find yourself down under and have a love affair with the glassy and rhythmic sea. 

Experience the sublime and usher in another year!

Photography by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

 

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