VENUE TYPE: Hotel / Resort / Spa

You Can Stay in This Former Ford Model T Factory That’s Now a Luxury Hotel
Jené Shaw
REPORT
No. 27253
VENUE:
21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
LOCATION:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Venue Spotlight
Eclectic + Modern
Oklahoma City
REPORTER: Jené Shaw

 

What happens when two art-collecting hoteliers pair up with a New York design firm and set loose on a historic Ford Model T plant? You get this beautiful, artistic 135-room boutique hotel in downtown Oklahoma City that doubles as a contemporary art museum that’s free and open to the public. Set foot inside the hotel—which was built in 1916—and you’ll notice historical elements woven in with contemporary and playful large-scale art pieces. The rooms themselves feel like your trendiest friend’s urban loft, but with Malin + Goetz bath products and cozy furnishings. The hotel is getaway-ready, with a spa and an excellent restaurant in Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge, which features fun classes like a hands-on charcuterie + craft cocktail workshop.

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Ally Noriega (aka Allyson in Wonderland) visited the 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City and she chatted with us about her staycation. Bonus: For anyone interested in exploring Oklahoma City—that’s OKC to locals—Noriega included some insider travel tips for visiting her hometown.

Photography + Words by Ally Noriega

 

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16 Photos that Prove This Wedding Trend is Not Going Anywhere Soon
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27263
VENUE:
All Around The World
LOCATION:
All Around The World
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
Wedding Trends
All Around The World
REPORTER: 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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How to Build the Perfect Charcuterie Board
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27255
VENUE:
The Pearl Hotel
LOCATION:
San Diego, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Transitional Gathering Dish
How To
The Pearl Hotel
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Remember when we scouted the top three party trends of Summer? Now, the Summer-to-Fall trend forecasting continues with this iconic transitional plate perfect for warm or cool weather. One can simply never go wrong with this charcuterie board how-to.

That’s right. Switch things up at your next get-together with a build-your-own charcuterie board. Toppings and decor? Take it from the experts at MIHO Catering Co. and Hostess Haven serving up tips, tricks and inside look at what’s trending in the world of event decor.

 

 


INDIVIDUAL CHEESEBOARDS

To make your gathering even more fun, hand out wooden slabs to each person so they can build their own board!

Tip: Choose whole chunks of cheese and fun seasonal fruits (fresh + dried) like persimmons or stone fruit paired with nuts and lavender honey! You could even use these to incorporate other colors onto your tabletop display.

- Hostess Haven Founder, Farra Miron

 

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Camping in Concrete Tubes is the Next Big Trend
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27219
VENUE:
Tubo Tulum
LOCATION:
Tulum
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hostel Hotspot
Tropical Tubing
Tulum, MX
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



You love Tulum. We love Tulum. Everybody loves Tulum! Giant palm trees, white sandy beaches, coconut groves, secret cenotes, historic ruins, and fresh cracked coconuts are just a few of the highlights of this ancient Mayan town. Plus, the boutique hotels and hot spot eateries are some of the best in the world. So gather your amigos and start planning your next birthday bash a la Mexico.

Sounds a bit spendy for you? Fear not, budget savvy friends, we have a secret spot for you, where you can have your cake (err, maybe flan) and eat out too. With room rates that are easy on the pockets, a birthday trip to Tubo Tulum will leave plenty of pesos in your pockets for the important things, like tequila and sunscreen.

 

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Mexico's First Overwater Bungalows Are Here & They Don't Disappoint
Scout
REPORT
No. 27231
VENUE:
El Dorado Maroma
LOCATION:
Riviera Maya
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Hotel
Overwater Living
Riviera Maya
REPORTER: Scout



Finally: overwater bungalows in Mexico have arrived. Palafitos is set on the Maroma Beach in Caribbean Mexico and is quickly filling the travel void of private plunging pools and ocean ladder access. And of course, this overwater hotel is exquisitely designed to bring you a luxurious experience the moment you check in to your private bungalow.

This secret won't remain a secret for long though. Escape with a Caribbean flair, take beach front living to the next level and enjoy Mexico the right way: over the water. 

 

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