VENUE TYPE: Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location

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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Wedding Adventure
This Private Island Wedding in Mexico Included 24/7 Margaritas
by Scout

What happens when you combine a private island, a rose gold champagne gun and a massage overlooking the ocean? Jessica & Bryan’s wedding weekend in Puerto Vallarta. Photographer Brogen Jessup was along for the romantic ride and recounts the action-packed weekend which included a private snorkeling catamaran, a beach front rehearsal dinner and margaritas around the clock.

The festivities and partying were equally matched with breathtaking decor. The bride and groom seem to have thought of every little detail from the rose petals at their beach ceremony to the blue palette of bridesmaid’s dresses. Hop on board and take a look into this lively and gorgeous Mexican wedding weekend of a lifetime. Salud!

Photography by Brogen Jessup


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16 Photos that Prove This Wedding Trend is Not Going Anywhere Soon
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report


In the realm of all things trendy, plants have reigned supreme as the decor pièce de résistance in homes as well as at weddings and events. From party-favor-sized succulents to lush foliage tablescapes, all things green have secured their spot at the top of every party thrower’s wish list. Who’s leading the plant powered charge? Palms. They have been incorporated into all elements of design in the most creative ways, proving they’re not going anywhere soon ensuring all other flora species are green with envy.

From tropical cake toppers to palm adorned ceremony arches, even the colder seasons ahead can’t stop this movement. Forget the frost with all things warm and sunny this fall-winter or add a hint of glint with metallic painted fronds. Use this visual guide as a roadmap to inspire your next unbe-leaf-able gathering of any size, type or temperature.


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The Most Amazing Photos of the 2017 Solar Eclipse
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report


Yesterday millions of people gathered together to watch a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle across the celestial sphere and what a magical presentation it was!

As skies darkened from Oregon to South Carolina, millions snapped some pretty amazing shots from their perspective. Keep scrolling for our favorite photos from the great 2017 Solar Eclipse.


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Transitional Gathering Dish
How to Build the Perfect Charcuterie Board
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States


Remember when we scouted the top three party trends of Summer? Now, the Summer-to-Fall trend forecasting continues with this iconic transitional plate perfect for warm or cool weather. One can simply never go wrong with this charcuterie board how-to.

That’s right. Switch things up at your next get-together with a build-your-own charcuterie board. Toppings and decor? Take it from the experts at MIHO Catering Co. and Hostess Haven serving up tips, tricks and inside look at what’s trending in the world of event decor.




To make your gathering even more fun, hand out wooden slabs to each person so they can build their own board!

Tip: Choose whole chunks of cheese and fun seasonal fruits (fresh + dried) like persimmons or stone fruit paired with nuts and lavender honey! You could even use these to incorporate other colors onto your tabletop display.

- Hostess Haven Founder, Farra Miron


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