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Birthday Bucket List
Winter in Finland, Through The Lens of a Travel Photographer
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



There’s always a kind of magic about that fresh snowfall, when everything is just bright white and perfectly dusted, with not a track in sight. Maybe that’s why these photos Beth Squire snapped in Finland are so breathtaking. Or maybe it’s simply because we spend too much hibernating and not enough time exploring during winter. Either way, we’re completely taken with the setting, this venue and everything about Beth’s travel photography. 

We recently caught up with Beth about her trip to the Arctic Treehouse Hotel and the photography adventure that came with it. If you enjoy daydreaming about making snow angels as much as we do, you'll have to add this spot to your birthday bucket list!


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Real Weddings
This Snowy Wedding Proves That Winter Is the Dreamiest Season
Heather Ash
by Heather Ash

Winter weddings have that elusive, magical air about them that simultaneously makes you want to have one while also being terrified of the all of the unknown that comes with the season. One couple from the Czech Republic decided to embrace this mysticism with their completely outdoor, remote wedding in the Sumava National Park with sleds and snow-shoes to boot. Winter white, blue and grey hues dominated the day while the bride wore a flower crown befitting a snow queen and a frosty-toned tulle skirt. Drinks were brought along to warm up their winter bones and the day culminated in a family-style, home-cooked meal.

We chatted with photographers Martin and Sue of Everbay for all the details of this wonderful white-out wedding. Read on for the full story and maybe get inspired to have a winter wedding of your own. 
 

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Birthday Bucket List
Float In the Forest With Your Very Own Spherical Treehouse
Scout
by Scout

What's round in design and sleeps amongst the trees? The suspended spherical treehouses designed and innovated by Free Spirit Spheres, also known as your next birthday destination. For the outdoorsy folk, lodging in a suspended treehouse burrowed in nature is enough of a bucket list adventure - but nature does not end in your Free Spirit Sphere. The surrounding area serves as outdoor stomping grounds filled with adventurous activities like kayaking and hiking.

Cozy up in nature's man-made pods. Get the crew and go hiking. Celebrate your birthday amongst the trees and stars. 

Photography by Local Wanderer

 

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Birthday Bucket List
Stay At This 5 Room Villa in Bali With an Infinity Pool for Less Than $500
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



Imagine spending your birthday with a handful of your closest friends, getting pampered to the nines, strolling the rainforests of Bali in search of a perfectly juicy mango, going for a dip in your private infinity pool, and bathing in the Zen that Bali does oh-so-well.

Now imagine doing all that on a budget. Guess what? It’s actually doable. This epic five-bedroom Balinese villa costs less than $500 a night (read: 5 friends = $100/night per person), making it a must-add to the #birthdaybucketlist.

 

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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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