VENUE TYPE: Hotel / Resort / Spa

Food & Drinks for Gathering
How to Host Your Own Cozy Indoor Picnic for the Holiday Season
The Venue Report
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

Whether you're cooking from the comfort of your own kitchen or having a romantic cabin escape, step up your average dinner and a movie night by creating an indoor picnic. What's on the menu? Lamb Meatballs covered in a savory Moroccan Tomato Sauce with a side of Duck Mole. These dishes are comforting, flavorful and best-served family style this holiday season. 

The experts at MIHO Catering Co. and Hostess Haven are showing us how it's done with step-by-step recipes and tried-and-true tips. Who knows, you may fall in love with these dishes and mix up your holiday menu once and for all.

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Real Gatherings
How to Host the Ultimate Intimate Dinner Party for Fall
by Scout

Black candlesticks, gold etched glasses and rich jewel tone foliage created the warm and intimate ambiance of Rebecca Gallop's (you may know her as A Daily SomethingFoxfire Mountain House fall gathering. To celebrate the changing of seasons, Rebecca gathered her guests during her fall retreat, An Intentional Autumn, for a formal dinner equipped with vintage rugs and persimmons. With a mission to pursue all facets of life with intention (think gatherings, our relationships, ourselves, our homes), it's clear that Rebecca’s forte is in the details.

How does she achieve the affectionate balance of a moody, candlelit meal? Rebecca discloses all of her hospitality and design tips including why you should never iron your napkins. You may have seen wrinkled napkins splashed across the feeds of your favorite food stylists and adorning the tabletops of beautiful dinner parties everywhere - it just very well may be one of 2017's best table trends. Lucky for all of us, Rebecca is sharing the scoop on how to attain the perfectly imperfect unfussy napkin look for your upcoming holiday gatherings this season. 


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Venue Stories
A Private Club in Los Angeles with a Speakeasy That's Over a Hundred Years Old
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Los Angeles Athletic Club

431 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is the kind of city that’s got plenty of secret spots you’ve never heard of, but how could you let a 125-year-old athletic club fly under your radar? Guess that’s where we come in. Los Angeles Athletic Club is one of the country’s oldest private athletic clubs and it’s absolutely stunning. The beautiful architecture, varied interior gathering spaces, luxe spa, boutique hotel, and athletic training options are just a few of the highlights.

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Reporter on the Road
The Only Central California Coast Road Trip Guide You'll Need
Nathan Mueller
by Nathan Mueller

From sunny Southern California to crisp Northern California & all the inland forests and beach towns in between, our Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller, just took the perfect road trip from San Diego all the way up the coast of Central California and is sharing his itinerary with you. An easy four-hour drive from Los Angeles with stops in Santa Barbara and Ojai for drinks, farm-to-table eats and a stay at a little beach lodge in Cambria, get ready to take notes because this is the only road trip itinerary up the California Coast you'll ever need. 

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Birthday Bucket List
This Private Island Resort Has an Underwater Restaurant
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, North Central Province, Maldives

Whether you keep your birthday bucket list organized online, in a journal or on a crumpled old bar napkin, you’re going to want to pull it out to jot down this overwater and underwater hotspot. Conrad Maldives sits on its own private island with luxury villas floating right atop the ocean and a dining space that takes a deep dive under to ensure you get the full snorkeling experience without so much as touching a set of goggles. What are we waiting for? Let’s dive in.

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