VENUE TYPE: Bar / Club / Lounge

Birthday Bucket List: Have Your Next Bday Dinner on a Floating Oyster Bar in New York
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26997
VENUE:
Grand Banks Oyster Bar
LOCATION:
New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Floating Oyster Bar
Historic Wooden Schooner
New York Waterfront
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is New York City’s favorite oyster bar. Where to score the best oysters in the Big Apple is debatable, but as far as ambiance goes, it’s downright impossible to beat Grand Banks Oyster Bar—and that’s because it’s hosted on a revitalized mid-century wooden ship known as the Sherman Zwicker.

Watching a sunset sink its fiery skin into the ocean from the New York City waterfront should be—and likely is—on everyone's bucket list. In the warmer seasons, is there a better way to appreciate the good life than toasting your friends or family with a rich blend of grand colors before you and the greatest city skyline ever behind you? No, probably not. Plus, there’s a cocktail menu and oysters!

 

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Pool Party Product Launch With the Ban.do Babes at The Line Hotel
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26989
VENUE:
The Line Hotel
LOCATION:
Los Angeles, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Pool Float Product Launch
Serious About Fun
Urban Rooftop Pool Party
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

When one of the coolest, serious-about-fun, girl-led, bad-a** brands in LA approaches you to help them find the most perfect poolside to host their summer product launch soiree, well, if you're us, you roll up yo sleeves and set to one heckuva hot venue search for a "rosé all day".kinda spot.  We'd been fans of the indomintable Jen Gotch and the Ban.do #girlgang for some time, so when the opportunity came about to work together, we knew that hotline bling could only mean one thing.... FUN, and lots of it (ok, ok and lots of neon and pool floats). We knew we needed to find the ultimate location that would show off not only the new Outdoor FUN line of products we'd been dreaming of, posting about and well coveting in a maaaaaajor way for all of our poolside par-TAYs, but the inherent spirit of design and forward-thinking so prevalent in the Ban.do brand. When you NEED a floral day planner, neon bendy straws, rainbow unicorn pool float and an "I Heart Pina Coladas" ring, you know you're onto something special. 

If all the world is a stage, then certainly the venue is the massively important opening act. A hop, skip and a quick cannonball from the heart of Tinseltown in Koreatown we fell in perfect step with the The Line Hotel,  where an unmistakable sense of "cool" and "fun" emanates from it's mid-century bones and it's pedigree reflects the heartbeat of the vibrant city it stands prominently and proudly in the middle of. Perfect.

 

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See You in the Desert: A Fashion Girls Guide to Palm Springs
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 26962
VENUE:
Moorten Botanical Garden, The Pink Door house, Sag
LOCATION:
Palm Springs
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Palm Springs
Pops of Color
High Desert High Fashion
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

A short while ago, the Venue Report talked all things fashion, design, and photography with creative female #bosses Allison Wagner and Jenna Bechtholt. Wagner, a graphic and web designer led creative direction, and Bechtholt, a lifestyle and wedding photographer snapped the shots. Together, they conceived one seriously iconic editorial in the sweet summer heat of Palm Springs, California. 

The two ladies played off of one another’s ideas, conceptualizing where and what to shoot, knowing the valley setting offered the perfect aesthetic and backdrop for a heady mix of retro, colorful, contemporary and fabulous architectural design. The Pink Door House, Moorten Botanical Garden, the Saguaro, and the ultra-giant windmills, were ideal backdrops, allowing Wagner and Bechtholt’s "See You In the Desert" dreams to come alive.

Their vision of stylized spaces, inordinary structures and native plant props, in conjunction with apparel featuring bold prints and funky accessories made for one HOT editorial feature, (pun totally intended). We had a chance to sit down with them both to discuss theiir vision and of course, venues. 

 

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Birthday Bucket List: A Floating Festival Bar in Fiji
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26889
VENUE:
Cloud 9
LOCATION:
Fiji
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Tropical Bar & Pizzeria
Tropical
Floating Island Bar
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

You can have a smaller haven tucked away in a larger Heaven, it turns out; a paradise within paradise. In the South Pacific, lazily floating on sparkling turquoise waters like a giant floatie beneath a lounging golden sun, a two-story bar and pizzeria gives you the time of your life, promising what feels like an eternity of bliss. Welcome to Cloud 9, a floating pizza pie shaped festival on water and this week’s #BirthdayBucketList. 

 

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A Vintage Modern Harbourside History Lesson in Sydney
Jordan Willner
REPORT
No. 26926
VENUE:
Hotel Palisade
LOCATION:
Millers Point, New South Wales
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Vintage Nautical
Eclectic
Harbour-side in Sydney
REPORTER: Jordan Willner

"Do it with passion or not at all." That was the mindset of all those who worked together tirelessly to bring this hip and happening Sydney Hotel to life. Originally built in the early 1900’s, talented historian and designer, Sibella Court of The Society Inc. took on a big project in 2015 when she stepped in to recreate the swanky space in the historic Rocks district to represent all things past and present. Hotel Palisade boasts outstanding accommodations, an industrial neighborhood-inspired pub, and a fab restaurant by day and snazzy lounge by night.

We were recently given the opportunity to sit down with the fabulous Hotel Palisade team who let us in on everything we had to know about this spectacular space. Everything from the history of the hotel to present day features and amenities were discussed and we feel beyond lucky to have been given the chance to learn about all things Hotel Palisade. We already know that you’ll be dreaming of your next stay or fabulous event at this over-the-top amazing spot once you’ve read what we discovered!

Words + Photography by the Hotel Palisade Team

 

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