VENUE TYPE: Loft / Warehouse Building

How to Throw a Valentine's Day Party That Rivals Glamorous Old Hollywood
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27092
VENUE:
Luce Loft
LOCATION:
San Diego, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Creative Gathering
Moody Romance
Downtown Loft
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Archive Rentals sure knows how to throw a party—or a “Cocktail Conference” to be more precise. At a spacious two-level industrial space charmed with lush plants, pastel-colored flowers, and of course stylish furniture, the Southern Californian vintage furniture rental company put on a wonderfully moody and romantic event for industry insiders.

It was a memorable class-act of a social and we at The Venue Report had the absolute enjoyable privilege of attending. Since we had such a blast, we figured it’d make for ideal inspiration when it came to your own celebration of romance. The Archive Rentals crew was more than happy to talk to us, so you could scoop some styling tips for your own festive Valentine’s Day party.

Words by Archive Rentals | Photography by She Wanders

 

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DIY: This Valentine's Day Card Alternative Is Perfect For Everyone In Your Life
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27102
VENUE:
In Your Home
LOCATION:
In Your Home
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Valentine's Day Ideas
Pizza Box DIY
In Your Home
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Valentine's Day as we know it is a dedicated to lovers, couples, besties and Mothers. Show them your love this Valentine's Day by swapping out a typical box of chocolates and red roses for something that says, "I know you too well." The answer is simple yet perfect. A box of pizza. But not just any box of pizza! It is up to you to put your spin on it. 

Stumped on a perfectly witty saying? Don't worry, this DIY comes jam packed with tips and sayings included. 

 

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DIY: These Valentine's Day Cards Say It All
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27097
VENUE:
In Your Home
LOCATION:
In Your Home
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
DIY
Valentine's Day Cards
In Your Home
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Every year, around the end of January / beginning of February the same thoughts dance around in our head. "What to get? What to make? How do I top last year?" Love it, hate it, celebrate it with irony or the utmost respect, the day of chocolates and roses is here… or is it? The way to your S.O.’s or galentine’s heart this year isn’t going to be through overdone cliches but something more subdued, heartfelt, and totally crafty.

Dust off your arts and crafts box - This year ya'll we know exactly what to say to make the intro to your gift really stand out.

 

Get crafty this year for Valentine's Day with this Card DIY

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Gypsy Jungle Disco: A Holiday Gathering by The Venue Report
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27067
VENUE:
The Venue Report HQ
LOCATION:
Carlsbad
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Holiday Party
Gypsy Jungle Disco
The Venue Report HQ
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

When we say, "We've been dreaming of this for a while,” boy, do we mean it. In early 2016, our office got a new nickname, The Greenhouse on 2nd, as our office space housed not only us humans but a variety of plants lives as well. Cacti staked their claim, vines overwhelmed the ceiling and us - well, we were all heart-eyed at the view around us. As the team grew so did our greenery collection and smorgasbord of disco balls. So why not combine the two for an epic end of the year bash, right?!

The Jungle Disco theme was set, but as planning progressed we found ourselves getting even more inspired by new beginnings, good fortune and looking forward to all that 2017 has to offer. The mystical feels spoke to our creative teams' nomadic souls and Gypsy Jungle Disco was created. After months of building up this idea, this pre-meditated party truly deserved the royal treatment so we brought in A MIHO Experience and Barcon for food and cocktails. To round out the theme, we partnered with local San Deigans and good friends Pow Wow Design Studio and Hostess Haven for magical decor and tableware. Lastly, additional greenery and florals were brought in, Eucca was a girl. Let the party begin! Welcome to our Gypsy Jungle Disco dream. 

Photos by Evelyn Molina Photography

 

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Our Giving Gathering Focused On Changing Our World
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27045
VENUE:
VR Headquarters
LOCATION:
Encinitas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Giving Gathering
Simple & Natural
TVR HQ
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

2016 has been a year of radical change, uncertainty about our future, and divides of the past resurging and rooting down deeper than ever. With so much affecting the future landscape of our political sphere, environment and humanity, this Thanksgiving - more than ever - is the ideal time to step away from ourselves and reflect on what is happening in the world around us. What worries you? What ignites a spark in you? What can you do to make a positive impact on our future?

Start by shifting your meaning of Thanksgiving to a Giving Gathering - the 'giving' part of this holiday. We know Thanksgiving as a time to reflect inwardly and be thankful for the good in our lives but let's change our intentions to reflect outwardly and focus on giving back when it's more important than ever. While we're still using this time to be thankful, this year rather than writing our 'thankful' notes down, we are writing down ways we want to give. 

We gathered as a team to set our intentions of giving back, celebrate what's to come, and enjoy one another's company. We were inspired by the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest that is wild, natural, and pure. We brought our favorite dishes and recipes to share with each other while discussing causes we're passionate about, how we're getting more involved in our community, and how we're planning on making a positive impact on the world we live in. How are you giving this year?

 

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