VENUE TYPE: Bed & Breakfast Inn

A Locals Guide To Traveling Around South Tyrol
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27082
VENUE:
All Over South Tyrol
LOCATION:
South Tyrol
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Locals Guide To South Tyrol
Picturesque South Tyrol Destinations
All Over South Tyrol
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



It seems like any photo of South Tyrol could be a postcard. The Italian province is picturesque and dramatic with a rolling green landscape set against snowy peaks. Naturally, it’s a beloved destination for vacationers and adventurers, and it helps to have a local with recommendations. 24-year-old photographer Stefan Mahlknecht is one such guide. As his Instagram account wonderfully proves, he’s quite skilled behind the lens and his time is spent well outdoors around South Tyrol.

Having grown up hiking with his parents, Mahlknecht now spends his summers and falls trying to capture natural beauty, especially mountain scenery. Meanwhile, in the winter and spring, he mostly skies. “Skiing is my second big passion, after photography,” says Mahlknecht, “and I try to combine them more and more. Sometimes I get into a conflict where I don’t know if should shoot my friends while they’re skiing a great powder field or if I should rather ski down the mountainside by myself.” What better person to tell you how to make the most of a trip to South Tyrol? We thought the same thing and asked him for insider tips.

Photography: Stefan Mahlknecht

 

Discover South Tyrol With The Ultimate Local's Guide

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This Is How You Throw A Tulum Inspired Taco Tuesday Party
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27029
VENUE:
The Gold Leaf Project
LOCATION:
Barrio Logan, San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Cocktail Party
Neutral Jungle Vibes
New Venue Opening
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

When winter finally gets around to easing up, everyone wants a solid way to transition into warmer seasons. All us adventurers and romantics want is simply a cozy party with friends, possibly outdoors (and a good drink). That’s where the Tequila vs. Mezcal Party comes in like a saving grace.

Such a celebration of agave is well overdue, and it took Layered Vintage partnering up with The Gold Leaf Project to make it happen. The festivities took place in San Diego and the Venue Report was lucky enough to attend. We had an absolute blast and wanted a few more details on how it all came to be. So we scooped an interview with Jill of Layered Vintage and Aly who coordinated the whole thing.

Photography by: Jackie Wonders | Words from Jill of Layered Vintage and Aly of The Gold Leaf Project

 

Mezcal Vs. Tequila... See What Happens When The Two Host A Taco Tuesday Event

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This Wedding Crew Brought Telescopes Out to The Hi-Desert
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27004
VENUE:
Sacred Sands
LOCATION:
Joshua Tree, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Desert Wedding
Simple Elegance
Joshua Tree Estate
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Maybe it’s the isolation amidst the grandiosity of the mountains, or maybe it’s all those bizarre-o looking Joshua Trees, but there’s something about the desert that is – let’s all say it in unison here – pure magic. While Palm Springs is popular for its cool boutique hotels and trendy restaurants, the quiet stillness of nearby Joshua Tree is one epic setting for a destination wedding that’ll have you and your guests feeling like you’re the only people left on the planet.

Whoever’s idea it was to lug a bunch of telescopes, a badass DJ, a slew of vegan tacos, and a whole party crew out to the desert in Joshua Tree, we salute you. Oh, wait. It was the brilliant minds at Moxie Bright Events, of course. Lucky for us, photographer Andria Lo was willing to give us a little insider info on this incredible desert wedding affair. Magic is certainly one word you could use to describe this one.

Words + Photos: Andria Lo


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Birthday Bucket List: Host A Dinner Party At This Bohemian Boutique Glampsite Retreat!
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26976
VENUE:
Green Acres
LOCATION:
Elgin
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Gorgeous Glampground
Bohemian Bucket List Retreat
Haute Homestead
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

It's not easy to disappear. Even when you feel the city is eating you alive or the suburbs are trapping you forever, the notion of escape seems more fantasy than reality. Yet secretive soul-reviving getaways are sprinkled throughout the country, ones that exist without resort-like prices or throngs of people noisily attempting the same. Most importantly, there’s a particularly dreamy Texan vacationland that looks like the adult getaway you imagined existed somewhere as a kid.

 

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Birthday Bucket List: Head To This Off-The-Grid Jungle Cabin In Bali
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26970
VENUE:
Hideout
LOCATION:
Bali
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Balinese Eco Retreat
Off-the-Grid
Jungle Vibes
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

What if you could purchase a parcel of land in paradise and build your dream home on it? Surely you would. Of course you would. Anybody would. It’s eternal, universal daydream. Anyone from any country has hoped to do exactly that. So it’s surreal to find a couple who actually did it—and is now offering the place up to travelers.

This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is Hideout, the (properly named) eco-friendly, off-the-grid escape in Bali, where owners Ali and Jarmil checked a gigantic item off their bucket lists. Building their serene fantasy abode beneath a volcano and amid rice fields was a life-changing process for them. They had high hopes and, after several months of construction, their finished bamboo bungalow still managed to blow them away. They expect Hideout will do the same to its spirited guests.

Surrounded by jungle and overlooking a tranquil river, Hideout was made to welcome adventurers in search of total peace. Given that Hideout’s most frequent guest is the gentle breeze, it’s hard not to see how a visitor wouldn’t cure any and every stress. Stunned by such an exotic slice of heaven, our crew at the Venue Report had to ask Ali and Jarmil about the inspiration, the building process, and what they hope others can achieve at their dream home.

Words by Hideout Owners Ali & Jamil 

 

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