VENUE TYPE: Art Gallery

This Videographer Quit His Day Job And Is Now Crossing Off Every Travel Goal On His Bucket List
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27147
VENUE:
Around Paris
LOCATION:
Paris
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Travel Advice + Tips
How To: Explore Paris Like A Local
Paris, France
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

We've all daydreamed at some point about quitting our 9-5, hailing a taxi and bolting straight to the airport to check off those #bucketlist travel goals. Ted Willis, former videographer for She Knows and frequent explorer did just that with the research and know-how to back up his itinerary and adventure timeline. 

This past December, Ted strategized how to make his 2017 intention a reality. Now, he's exploring the world with his camera in hand and partnered with us to go behind the lens. "I’m on the hunt to experience cities with the people who live there. Simultaneously I am working to create documentary videos that highlight the beautiful people who find themselves in vulnerable situations around the world" says Ted Willis. Several days a week, he'll be posting travel videos on YouTube - Yep, we found a millennial traveler who's documenting every part of his journey with advice and tips on how to expand your penny and travel like a local. If you aren't already following along on social - You know what to do...  

Photography + Video by Ted Willis

 

This Videographer Quit His Day Job And Is Crossing Off Every Travel Goal On His Bucket List

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Experience The Coachella Valley Like Never Before At This Art Festival
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27133
VENUE:
Desert X
LOCATION:
Coachella Valley
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Living Art
Desert Mirage
Coachella Valley
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

There’s mystery to the desert. It’s so alien, so empty, so unruffled—and that’s exactly what makes it so keen for an art festival. With endless space and a strange sense of vast void, how could it not play as the perfect blank canvas for experimental minds? Such was the thought process behind Desert X.

The inland desert oases of Southern California make for the perfect showcase venue of contemporary artists. Palm Springs puts out the welcome mat and provides the charm, while the surrounding Coachella Valley operates as host for Desert X’s curated exhibition of site-specific work. The ongoing festival is scattered throughout town and valley, so it has all the makings of an assumedly more cultured scavenger hunt. While Desert X first opened its arms in February, it’s still going strong. In fact, the art festival doesn’t close up shop until the end of April. The installations are free to behold and there's no ticket necessary. However, your best stop to kicking off the artsy adventure is the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. There, you can score a catalog and a map, along with the festival's merchandise and the artists' books.

Photography: Desert X

 

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This Is How You Throw A Tulum Inspired Taco Tuesday Party
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27029
VENUE:
The Gold Leaf Project
LOCATION:
Barrio Logan, San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Cocktail Party
Neutral Jungle Vibes
New Venue Opening
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

When winter finally gets around to easing up, everyone wants a solid way to transition into warmer seasons. All us adventurers and romantics want is simply a cozy party with friends, possibly outdoors (and a good drink). That’s where the Tequila vs. Mezcal Party comes in like a saving grace.

Such a celebration of agave is well overdue, and it took Layered Vintage partnering up with The Gold Leaf Project to make it happen. The festivities took place in San Diego and the Venue Report was lucky enough to attend. We had an absolute blast and wanted a few more details on how it all came to be. So we scooped an interview with Jill of Layered Vintage and Aly who coordinated the whole thing.

Photography by: Jackie Wonders | Words from Jill of Layered Vintage and Aly of The Gold Leaf Project

 

Mezcal Vs. Tequila... See What Happens When The Two Host A Taco Tuesday Event

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An Atlanta Warehouse Wedding And A Story We Can’t Stop Talking About
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26979
VENUE:
Ambient Plus Studio
LOCATION:
Atlanta, Georgia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Event Facility
Simple Urban
Natural Light / Open Space
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Known for its incredible art and music scene, unforgettable southern hospitality, and obsession with its football team, Atlanta is easily one of the most entertaining cities south of the Mason Dixon Line. Making it even cooler, quite a few of the industrial digs around town have been revamped into giant, open, light-filled warehouse studios and event venues.

Designed by a photographer with a serious love for perfectly lit spaces, Ambient Plus is just that kind of warehouse venue. Walls of giant windows line the white brick walls framing the room, while rustic wood floors anchor the soaring ceilings. And though any wedding would certainly transform this space into something interesting, this bride crushes it in her coral tulle gown and bold blue hair.

 

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Birthday Bucket List of the Week: Go to the Kentucky Derby with 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26916
VENUE:
21c Museum Hotel Louisville
LOCATION:
Louisville, Kentucky
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Art-Filled After Party
Derby
Derby
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

“To all the ladies in the place with style and grace….”  If the month of May means pops of pastels, placin’ bets on ponies and raising a little hell with a beveled bourbon highball in hand…  all the while cocking your chic chapeau of course, this #BirthdayBucketList is for you. We’ve been chomping at the bit to put this gamblin’ gathering at the top of our #BirthdayBucketList but we figured in this case, slow and steady would win the race.

We wanted to unearth an experience worthy of your group of gorgeous gals where tradition took a bit of a turn… you didn’t think we’d be all big hats and mint juleps did ya? (Not to worry, both of these beautiful traditions remain solidly a part of this story) For this bucket list you’ll still worship at the alter of the Churchill Downs but your “Old Kentucky Home” is a decidedly more modern, chic and art-filled after party at relative new kid on the block, 21c Museum Hotel Louisville.

So gather your favorite guys and gals, grab those fabulous fascinators and head to Louisville to host a bourbon-filled bluegrass bash at the Derby and 21c – our cards are on the table and baby, they’re just showing hearts.  

 

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