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Community Gathering
This Disco Jungle Cocktail Party Was Held In A Downtown Warehouse!
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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HNYPT

212 West 12th Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Venue Report team was recently invited to follow the call of the disco ball by the team at Be Inspired PR. Ummmm, who would pass up on that kind of invitation?! Take us to our happy place please. In addition to the promise of disco tunes, delicious food and jungle vibes, we were extra excited to attend this annual #TasselsandTastemakers event because it was being held at one of our fave Los Angeles venues, HNYPT.  

We walked into the stunning and dramatic blank warehouse that is HNYPT ready to rev up our boozing engines. We were promptly greeted with glittery crafted cocktails, suspended palm fronds, neon lava lamps slowly dancing to the music, sparkling fringe hanging from the rafters and tunes blasting from every corner of the sprawling space. This crew of creatives crafted a jaw-dropper one part "Saturday Night Fever" stayin alive and one part bohemian jungle feels. 

 

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Converted Grain Silo
Cape Town is Seriously Trending With This Cool Architectural Hotel Overlooking The Harbor
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



Known for its culinary crowd, art scene and easy access to wine country, Cape Town is a mecca for travelers looking to get an urban experience in South Aftrica. Making waves in the Cape Town hotel industry, the Silo Hotel is a new luxury waterfront hotel that sits above a contemporary museum. With cool architecture that dates back to the 1920s getting some very modern updates (hello, pillowy steel windows!), this spot just opened in March and is already trending worldwide.

Photography: The Silo

 

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Tips + Tricks
A Frequent Flier's Pro Secrets to Saving Money With Travel Points
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

Allow us to introduce you to Ian Agrimis. A millennial traveler, adventure enthusiast AND a whiz when it comes to how to use his air miles and points to their fullest potential. Ian's travel experience originally came from years of working with Go Pro and using their products while on his excursions (seen below in most recent European adventure). Now, Ian specializes in helping others get the most bang for their buck using his very own trials, errors and successes. 

Obviously, we had to tap this mastermind's brain! And don't worry, if you are still a tad confused on how this all works, you are not alone. But you'll have to keep scrolling to see how you can get one-on-one custom assistance from the expert himself. 

 

GoPro Travel Experience: Switzerland and Prague Edition

Cover Image: Félix Bossé

 

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Travel Advice + Tips
This Videographer Quit His Day Job And Is Now Crossing Off Every Travel Goal On His Bucket List
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

 

We've all daydreamed at some point about quitting our 9-5, hailing a taxi and bolting straight to the airport to check off those #bucketlist travel goals. Ted Willis, former videographer for She Knows and frequent explorer did just that with the research and know-how to back up his itinerary and adventure timeline. 

This past December, Ted strategized how to make his 2017 intention a reality. Now, he's exploring the world with his camera in hand and partnered with us to go behind the lens. "I’m on the hunt to experience cities with the people who live there. Simultaneously I am working to create documentary videos that highlight the beautiful people who find themselves in vulnerable situations around the world" says Ted Willis. Several days a week, he'll be posting travel videos on YouTube - Yep, we found a millennial traveler who's documenting every part of his journey with advice and tips on how to expand your penny and travel like a local. If you aren't already following along on social - You know what to do...  

Photography + Video by Ted Willis

 

This Videographer Quit His Day Job And Is Crossing Off Every Travel Goal On His Bucket List

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Wedding Showcase
What Happens When A Wedding Showcase Turns Into A Highly Anticipated Party?
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report
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Bently Reserve

301 Battery Street, Financial District, San Francisco, California

As a longstanding event industry insider, I have been lucky enough to know bada** lady bosses Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Bash Please for almost a decade. I'll never forget the very first Cream event they threw many moons ago and I have since watched it grow to epic proportions where the 'cream of the crop' gather in the event industry. Yes, The CREAM is a curated experiential event, showcasing the most innovative and creative people working in weddings . In fact, The Venue Report has even been lucky enough to have been invited to be a part of The CREAM in the past. 

How did these girl bosses come up with the idea? Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of event design sensation, Bash Please, founded the CREAM event in 2010 after seeing a void in the wedding market. They wanted to take the traditional ballroom wedding fair and turn it into a fun party where vendors could think outside the standard 8x8 box. They knew vendors and couples alike were seeking a curated wedding showcase highlighting the raddest people in the industry - gone are the days of bland ballroom fairs. #GENIUS

Photography: Max Wagner

 

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