VENUE TYPE: Estate / House / Mansion / Villa

Ladies of Northern California, We’ve Got A Real (Re)Treat for You
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27084
VENUE:
Straus Home Ranch
LOCATION:
Tomales Bay
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Women's Retreat
United Restoration
California Coast
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Ladies, ladies, ladies! We’ve got a real (re)treat for you! This collection of thoughtful, inspired, creative women have rallied together to establish a series of restorative weekends in Northern California. Set in Tomales Bay during the first weekend of March, their next multi-day retreat is all about gathering women to establish new friendships and inspire one another creatively, personally and professionally.

The retreat in March is set to take place at a sprawling 19th century homestead, complete with organic farmland, towering eucalyptus trees, and an adorable cozy farmhouse. Hello, relaxation! The weekend will include workshops about storytelling, creativity, sparking inspiration, and practicing personal and professional mindfulness. Guests can also expect delicious farm-to-table meals between sessions and hanging with a community of cool ladies to boot. We recently sat down with the founders of Fog & Sage, Flynn and Stef, to chat about the inspiration behind these events. Naturally, we’re already feeling inspired to unplug, reconnect and recharge.

Words by Flynn Coleman of Fog & Sage | Photography: Stef Etow + Stephen Wakulchik


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This Couple Got Married in A Field of Palm Trees in Morocco
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27069
VENUE:
Dar Al Hossoun
LOCATION:
Taroudant, Souss-Massa-Drâa
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Wedding
Desert Oasis
Moroccan Garden
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

The look of tropical, greenery-filled weddings is a trend we hope never goes away. One of the most visually impressive weddings we’ve spotted with an all-natural surrounding, this wedding in a field full of palm trees and palm fronds in a little Moroccan village is one for the inspiration boards. We’re especially fond of the ceremony setup with all the cool rugs leading the way to a Mecca of palms and cool hanging fixtures. We can practically hear the beats of all those drummers from here.

A venue located just outside Taroudant, Dar Al Hossoun is nestled in an ancient olive grove. A big mix of traditional architecture and modern amenities, this desert oasis with its lush gardens and contemporary structures is an escape we’re adding to our wanderlust list. Life Stories Photography recently sat down with us to give us the skinny on this gorgeous ethnic affair and we couldn’t wait to share their photos and words.

Words + Photography by Life Stories Photography

 

This Destination Jungle Wedding To Morrocco Could Not Have Been Any More Beautiful.

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See How These Creatives Turned A Luxury Wedding Conference Into A Dream Vacation
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27036
VENUE:
Borgo Egnazia
LOCATION:
Puglio
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Creative Conference
Laidback Luxury
Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

For those who haven’t heard about it, Engage! is a traveling event that brings together the wedding industry’s most creative minds in gorgeous settings around the world. Think of it as TedTalks but for people whose businesses depend on them knowing the ins and outs of the luxury market. Magazine editors, bloggers, planners, designers, and photographers from around the world gathered in Puglia, Italy for this year’s Engage!16 to discuss entrepreneurship, design, and more. And of course, they did it in total style, with a series of beautiful, thoughtful, and fun events hosted over three days’ time.

Brought on board as the official Engage!16 photographer, Betsi Ewing captured the stunning setting and the key events of the conference. Here’s the scoop straight from Betsi herself.

Words + Photography by Betsi Ewing

 

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Beth Kirby of Local Milk Inspires With A Detox Recipe for Spicy Soba and Miso Soup
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27043
VENUE:
In The Kitchen with Local Milk
LOCATION:
Nashville
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Miso with a Twist
Japanese Cuisine
In The Kitchen with Local Milk
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

One of our favorite things about the start of a new year is setting goals like jump-starting a wellness-oriented year, or planning to travel to at least three cities we haven’t been to yet. This year, we are all about our goal of trying new things in the kitchen and beyond. We’ve turned to photographer, stylist, blogger, and recipe guru, Beth Kirby of Local Milk looking for her best post-holiday-binge-soup for cleansing, nourishing, and clearing the ole sinuses. 

Beth’s Spicy Soba and Miso Soup is a detox must for all your post-holiday blues. If you haven’t been following her Instagram account and blog, we highly recommend taking a look at her gorgeous imagery and lovely recipes. Here she’s given us the 101 on all things Soba and she even tells us how to prepare the elusive “perfect” boiled egg to throw on top. We’ll let Beth take it from here.

Photography and words by Beth Kirby of Local Milk

 

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DIY: Three Easy Face Masks With Ingredients Straight Out Of Your Kitchen
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27077
VENUE:
Anywhere
LOCATION:
In Your Home
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Face Mask DIY
All Natural
In Your Home
REPORTER: The Venue Report


 

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, January can either be a month of anxiety and worry (trying to predict how the New Year is going to play out) or it can be a month of reflection while rehydrating the mind, body and soul. We choose the second option and so should you!

Although massages and facials can easily be the obvious go-tos when you hear those famous words, "Treat yo' self", but they also can tend to be pretty expensive. And after all that holiday gifting we understand that you need a pick-me-up that won't burn a hole in your pocket. Don't worry, friends... We've found three easy and affordable DIY face masks that only require ingredients straight out of your pantry and allows you to enjoy while relaxing in the comfort of your own home. 
 

 

lemon honey oatmeal tee tree oil easy face mask

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