VENUE TYPE: Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location

This Sailing Experience With Four Seasons Lanai Is Perfect For Your Next Girl's Getaway
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27075
VENUE:
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
LOCATION:
Lanai City, Hawaii
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Girls Getaway
Tropical Luxury
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

When we teamed up with Foray Collective to send a group of influencers to Hawaii, we knew they’d have a blast. With Four Seasons Lanai providing a stunning and dramatic backdrop, it comes as no surprise that the photos were major hits on social media. One of many excursions being offered by Four Seasons Resort Lanai on our exclusive offers page, the stylish jet setting squad hopped onboard a local catamaran and headed out to the marine preserve for a day of swimming, sailing, sunbathing, and snorkeling. If you are thinking of planning of Girl's Getaway anytime soon for your gang - This one is for you!

Here’s the scoop from Foray Collective about their sailing experience at Four Seasons Lanai. And yeah, we’re officially obsessing over the swimwear they chose.

Photography by Derren Versoza

 

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Live Out Your Most Unique Tropical Fantasies with a Stay at an Underwater Suite
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27038
VENUE:
The Manta Resort
LOCATION:
Pemba Island
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Underwater Room
Tropcial
Remote Island
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

We’ve all dreamed about life under the sea. Catchy Disney songs aside, we’ve grown up fantasizing about holding our breaths longer—or simply being able to breathe like a fish—so we could stay the cool wilderness of an underwater world. Such a power would give us the opportunity to explore deep sea caves, witness existence in the depths of the ocean, behold some of the most colorful wildlife on the planet, and meditate in an expansive, noiseless, and relaxing space. This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is about finally making good on that wild hope.

At The Manta Resort on Tanzania’s Pemba Island, you get the closest you ever will to your wish. Here, you can stay underwater for hours, days, or weeks! That's because off the coast is a breathtaking underwater room of windows with a very soft bed in it. Turquoise waves roll around the Swedish-engineered floating structure just above the reef floor, and you get to be a part of it. You get to live underwater without having to worry about oxygen levels. Simply put, it’s the hotel room we’ve always dreamed of, ever since we were kids.

 

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Our Giving Gathering Focused On Changing Our World
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27045
VENUE:
VR Headquarters
LOCATION:
Encinitas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Giving Gathering
Simple & Natural
TVR HQ
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

2016 has been a year of radical change, uncertainty about our future, and divides of the past resurging and rooting down deeper than ever. With so much affecting the future landscape of our political sphere, environment and humanity, this Thanksgiving - more than ever - is the ideal time to step away from ourselves and reflect on what is happening in the world around us. What worries you? What ignites a spark in you? What can you do to make a positive impact on our future?

Start by shifting your meaning of Thanksgiving to a Giving Gathering - the 'giving' part of this holiday. We know Thanksgiving as a time to reflect inwardly and be thankful for the good in our lives but let's change our intentions to reflect outwardly and focus on giving back when it's more important than ever. While we're still using this time to be thankful, this year rather than writing our 'thankful' notes down, we are writing down ways we want to give. 

We gathered as a team to set our intentions of giving back, celebrate what's to come, and enjoy one another's company. We were inspired by the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest that is wild, natural, and pure. We brought our favorite dishes and recipes to share with each other while discussing causes we're passionate about, how we're getting more involved in our community, and how we're planning on making a positive impact on the world we live in. How are you giving this year?

 

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This Intimate Wedding Above The Clouds Will Make You Rethink Taking The Traditional Route
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27041
VENUE:
San Francisco Hills
LOCATION:
Trojan Point
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement with a View
Effortlessly Romantic
San Francisco Hills
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Ever dream about throwing the wedding rule book out the window, running to the hills and saying "I DO" in a remote location with only a handful of your closest loved ones and the trees around you as guests? Well, you can! It is totally doable and we found a couple who made it happen. 

The two met in New York City and after a couple years of adventuring together, both had dreamt of one day being wed on the West Coast. Fast forward to this time last year the couple had some decision making to do. Adam, an artist/Store Leader for Warby Parker and Gautam, an architect for Jennifer Weiss Architecture, decided that they would ditch tradition and plan a low-key wedding in nature that would be simply all about the love they share and the ones who mean the most to them. We’re breaking down the steps to recreating this for you savvy DIY-ers out there. 1. Find a prime location, 2. Gather your gang, 3. Grab some bottles of champagne because, bubbles. Lots of bubbles. Need a little bit more info? We thought so... We grabbed Adam and Gautam to share their secrets about how easy it really was and the full breakdown of what went into their day.

 

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What Dinner By A Lake Looks Like When Urban Outfitters Dresses Your Squad
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26984
VENUE:
Whiskeytown Lake
LOCATION:
Redding
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Feast by the Lake
Bohemian Picnic
Rustic
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Urban Dictionary defines Friendsgiving as, “the celebration of Thanksgiving dinner with your friends. This usually occurs on the Wednesday before or the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, since Thanksgiving is usually reserved for family gatherings.” Yet, here at the Venue Report, we define Friendsgiving as, “a time to gather all the crazy characters in your life to sit down at one beautiful table and eat too much, drink too much, laugh too much, and have an epic dance party in a gorgeous setting.” We’re willing to bet that most of you agree with the latter definition and have likely celebrated a holiday or two in this fashion. 

And since it’s not every day that we get to hear the scoop behind an awesome brand collaboration, you can imagine how stoked we were to interview photographer Hannah Merritt about this photo shoot she did with stylist and social media darling Mel Denisse. All clothing and some of the decorative accessories were provided by Urban Outfitters, and Mel put together the vision of this Friendsgiving by the lake. We’d say she pretty much nailed it, since now all we can think about is planning our next Friendsgiving. Check out what Hannah has to say about this cool collab.

Words + Photos by Hannah Merritt 

 

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