VENUE TYPE: Bar / Club / Lounge

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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Diary Of A Girls Getaway Birthday Bash: Entry #1 - Cartagena, Colombia
Michaela Trimble
REPORT
No. 26905
VENUE:
Diary Entry #1: Girls Getaway Birthday Bash, Carta
LOCATION:
Cartagena, Colombia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Birthday Bucket List
Cultural Chaotic, Charming
Colorful Cartagena
REPORTER: Michaela Trimble

DIARY OF A BIRTHDAY TWIN GIRLS GETAWAY - ENTRY #1

When we were little lads and lassies birthdays meant goodie bags, milkshakes and flowers in our hair. As we've grown up our goodie bags become suitcases, milkshakes morph into cocktails on a plane ride to somewhere cool and we STILL and will ALWAYS wear flowers in our hair. So there.

Case in point are these two birthday twins. What is a 'birthday twin' you ask? Well, when two talented ladies come together over creativity and find out they also share the same birthday, coincidence seems like the wrong word and fate fits nicely. For these two, it turns into a birthday-twin-girls-getaway to South America. This #babesinsouthamerica birthday bash is going to be a fun one to follow because these ladies are true talents and adventurers. Their names also both happen to start with the letter ‘M’. (We think it stands for 'magical.') Michaela is one heck of a talented travel writer and Marianna is a crazy good photographer. Birthday buddies for life. 

This is Diary Entry #1 of #5, starting with sunny skies and skinny palms in Cartagena, Colombia.

 

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A Colorful Confetti-Filled Wedding At Studio Neon
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26879
VENUE:
Studio Neon
LOCATION:
Waterloo, New South Wales
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Loft / Warehouse
Colorful, Cool, Eclectic
Vivid Studio Warehouse
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

A recent chat with Aussie photographer Lara Hotz has us brimming with excitement over the gorgeous artsy space that is Studio Neon. Located in Sydney, this eclectic warehouse is equal parts artsy and modern. Lara photographed a wedding at Studio Neon recently and we couldn’t help but wonder if everything in Australia is as inherently cool as this spot.

From the old school speaker wall installation to the spattered paint floors, there’s a visual surprise everywhere you look at this studio. Exposed brick and neon art round out the combo of new and old that is so popular in Sydney design. Brilliant florist Merci Bouquet rocked the “any bright color goes” theme with neon hues throughout the studio. We couldn’t think of a more cheerful way to celebrate than with festive and colorful décor in a setting that’s so full of character.

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