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Real Women Report: Femme Photogs, We’ve Got A Workshop You’ll Want To Sign Up For
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27112
VENUE:
Hey Sista Workshop
LOCATION:
Portland
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hey Sista Workshop
DIY
Portland Gathering
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Today, our Real Women Report features a girl gang that’s producing all-female workshops for photographers in the wedding industry. Sound up your alley? Yep, we thought this would be a #RealWomenReport you’d find interesting. These small group gatherings of ten women are equal parts community building, retreat, learning and enjoyment. The workshops take place over four days and are filled with shooting, editing and inspiration, with a focus on women supporting one another through a growing network of small businesses.

With ladies joining in on the action from all corners of the world, the Hey, Sista community is diverse and welcoming. Here’s the story behind these events, straight from the founders of this sisterhood.

Photography by Lauren Apel + Allison Harp


Hey Sista Workshop Portland Oregon

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We’ve Been Spotting This New Palm Springs Hotel All Over Social Media
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27104
VENUE:
ARRIVE
LOCATION:
Palm Springs, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hot New Hotel
Mid Century Modern
Palm Springs
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



The fun has arrived! In true Palm Springs style, ARRIVE is part sunny desert oasis, part pool party heaven, part mid-century lover’s dream, and all tastemaker gold. This 32-room boutique hotel has all the desert charm you’d expect to find in the Uptown Design District, plus a restaurant that stands well on its own.

From the wallpapered and brightly lit rooms to the textable concierge, everything about Arrive is stylish and forward thinking. With poolside cabanas, late night firepits, bocce courts, ping-pong tables, bikes for rent, and a cute little ice cream shoppe, there’s plenty to keep your days full whether you stay on the grounds of the hotel or head out to the style-savvy shops nearby. Here to chat all things Arrive, the gals from Layered Vintage give us the full scoop and fill us in on exactly what to order at the bar. Cheers to you, ladies!

Photography by Arielle Vey

 

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Real Women Report: Two Girl Bosses Share About Their Life In The Creative Industry And More
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27119
VENUE:
Stargazing Desert Retreat
LOCATION:
Pioneertown, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Women Report
Desert Adventures
Joshua Tree
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

We are driving right into the month that celebrates women at full speed with trailblazers, adventurers and girl bosses alike! It's Women's History Month and we're not only honoring the many strong and powerful women that came before us but it is our duty to empower, encourage and highlight the many inspirational women of today's society. We are so excited to kick off this month with the #RealWomenReport. A series that embraces woman of all backgrounds and their talents in every genre of the workplace. 

To jump start this series, we recently caught up with Philadelphia Photographer, Sarah Kunst and California Makeup Artist, Dominique Lerma on the way to Joshua Tree while en route for Timberland's Spring Launch Photoshoot at our very own venue and desert oasis, Stargazing Desert Retreat. These two power houses inspired us with their creativity and drive throughout the shoot, but we were desperate to get personal and chat a little bit more about their life in the creative industry. As many know, the creative route can be competitive and while it may come across as a competition to some, these two have a different perspective and shared with us in detail why that is. Don't worry, we caught every moment on film with GoPro.

 

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See the Gorgeous Event That Brought 75 Wedding Professionals to RT Lodge
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27094
VENUE:
RT Lodge
LOCATION:
Maryville, Tennessee
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Industry Gathering
Woodsy Comfort
Southern Lodge
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Beautifully hidden away in a forest on an historic college campus, RT Lodge makes you feel like you’re staying at an upper class friend’s vacation home. There are acoustic guitars to play around the fire, where you’ll also find a s’mores station. There’s badminton, corn hole, croquet, and volleyball to be played. It’s basically your own personal estate while you’re there.

So it’s no wonder that dozens of wedding professionals descended upon this secluded sanctuary in Maryville, Tennessee. It was quite the picturesque event to behold. We simply had to know more, so we chatted with Katherine Stinnett, RT Lodge’s Group Sales and Marketing Manager.

Photography by Natalie Watson 

 

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San Diego's Newest Luxury Hotel Is Every Trend Setter's Dream
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27105
VENUE:
The Pendry
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Hotel Opening
Luxurious Mid Century Modern
Downtown San Diego
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Just when we think we’ve uncovered every design savvy, insta-worthy spot around, we somehow stumble across something new. For anyone living in San Diego (or up for a little road trip), you need to know about The Pendry. It’s a sophisticated hotel with a chic collection of dining, shopping, meeting and wellness sites within it.

Meticulously blending the ease of Mid Century Modern design with traditional touches of the luxury hotel stay, The Pendry is a refreshing hotspot that a few members of The Venue Report team had to visit to get the firsthand report on this long awaited opening. 

 

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