VENUE TYPE: Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location

Real Gatherings
See Why Your Next Dinner Party Needs to Be at an Oyster Farm
Nicole Bradley
by Nicole Bradley



Pinterest aficionados have surely seen the enviably bespoke "secret suppers" put on by Danielle Firle and Eva Kosmas Flores filled with food that looks almost too good to eat alongside beautifully understated decor in a stunning (and secret!) location. For those that are just being introduced to these coveted events, Secret Supper brings adventure in the form of food and friends to the Pacific Northwest. The goal of each supper is to seamlessly blend design, food and atmosphere so that every event has its own personality.

This particular event took place at Hama Hama Oyster Farm just outside of Seattle. In selecting this specific location, Eva and Danielle were inspired to design a menu filled with local seafood, create table arrangements made of driftwood and seashells and incorporate blue water tones into the decor. Read on for the inside scoop on this "Salt + Stone" dinner party from the hosts themselves. Let's get shuckin.'


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Reporter on the Road
The Only Central California Coast Road Trip Guide You'll Need
Nathan Mueller
by Nathan Mueller



From sunny Southern California to crisp Northern California & all the inland forests and beach towns in between, our Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller, just took the perfect road trip from San Diego all the way up the coast of Central California and is sharing his itinerary with you. An easy four-hour drive from Los Angeles with stops in Santa Barbara and Ojai for drinks, farm-to-table eats and a stay at a little beach lodge in Cambria, get ready to take notes because this is the only road trip itinerary up the California Coast you'll ever need. 
   

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Birthday Bucket List
An Archipelago Dotted with Overwater Bungalows in The Philippines
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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El Nido Resorts

El Nido Resorts, El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines



An island of one’s own. A tropical paradise of beautiful beaches and vibrant seas. A rainforest filled with wildlife, lush vegetation and colorful birds. A luxury cottage on the open water. What more could you want from a #bucketlistbirthday destination resort? More than one? Okay, we’ll give you that too. This collection of four islands in the Philippines offers adventure, discovery, luxury and sanctuary, all with a sustainable and earth-friendly approach.

Book your next getaway to El Nido Resorts here →

 

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Birthday Bucket List
You Can Sleep Inside a (Gorgeous) Cave in This Ancient Italian Village
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

Via Civita, 28, Matera, 75100 MT, Italy



A trip to Italy is a charmed addition to any birthday wishlist. Rather than heading to the bustling cities of Rome, Milan or Florence to museum hop, your next b-day bash could be all about rejuvenation and feeding the soul. If this sounds like your style, check out Sextantio in the beautiful and ancient town of Matera. The cave dwelling hotel is a stunner that dates back to 1930, while the town itself has been said to date back to the Paleolithic Age.

The best part? You can kick-start the planning right now and book your stay right here on The Venue Report website. Too easy!

Book your stay at Sextantio here →

 

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Birthday Bucket List
We Found Baja’s Most Instagrammable Hotel and We’re Obsessed
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



We can’t imagine a sweeter spot to ring in the start of another great year around the sun than a stay at this Baja hotel. It’s laid back yet sophisticated, cozy yet bursting with atmosphere. A boutique hotel that sits right along the Pacific coast, Hotel San Cristóbal is the perfect spot to spend a weekend soaking up the Mexico sunshine, enjoying the culture of Todos Santos and sipping on some of the best mezcals around.

Lounge alongside Frida art in the open air lounge as your inner aesthete rejoices with inspiration. Getting excited? Grab your amigos and head south for your next big birthday bash, this one is as bucket list worthy as it is Instagrammable.


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