VENUE TYPE: Loft / Warehouse Building

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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Woodworking Workshop
This Artist Is Changing The Woodworking World One Instagram At A Time
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report


You probably haven’t given the woodworking world a ton of thought unless you’re following the ultimate wizard of wood, Aleksanda Zee. In that case, you are very very familiar (and probably envious) of this chic’s bada** work and down-to-earth attitude. Known for making beautifully intricate pieces of art, she has built quite the cult following on her Instagram around her unique wood masterpieces. 

This gifted gal is on a one woman mission to change the art of woodworking in what's currently a male dominated field. This is no easy task but Al handles it with poise and creativity like you’ve never seen before. Working with both raw and painted redwood, her artwork is easily distinguishable and far from replicable. Her art has been commissioned for cool kid approved boutique hotel, Urban Cowboy, as well as countless influencers and followers alike.

What happens when she decides to host a workshop to share her creativity with some of her most avid admirers?

Photography by Taryn Kent

 

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Dream Dinner Party
#DreamDinnerParty: This Is What Happens When We Throw Super Fun Retail Brand, Ban.do A Slumber Party Themed Gathering
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report
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Light Lab

3405 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States

What happens when you give someone the opportunity to create their dream event where nothing is off limits and everything is a ‘go’? What happens when you bring someone who’s crazy creative into the mix to dream it all up? 

The #DreamDinnerParty project is a way to celebrate and connect with kick a** ladies in the creative space as The Venue Report is led by our fab female Founder and CEO, Cortnie. The goal is to find like minded lady powerhouses and collaborate on this project together to foster our female focused creative community and to have fun while we do it. So, who’s in? 

Photography by Brian Terada + The Venue Report 

 

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DIY
A Ribbon Workshop Worth Dyeing Over
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



If ever you’ve been tasked with sourcing ribbons for bouquets, gift wrapping, attire, or anything else, you know what a challenge it can be to find just the right colors in a fabric that’s display worthy. Silk ribbons are particularly hard to come by, and calligrapher Shasta Bell knows all about that dilemma. While working in invitation design, she realized how tough it was to find beautifully hued silk ribbons, so she started hand dyeing her own using natural botanical and plant-based dyes.

Fast-forward a few handmade dye recipes later, and Miss Bell developed a workshop for lovers of naturally colored silk ribbon to get together and learn her tricks of the trade. Documented by photographer Kristen Dyer (aptly named, no?), the event took place at Fisk Collab in Minneapolis. We can’t believe what vivid colors she was able to create using berries, plants, flowers, avocados, and the like. Jump below for the full scoop on natural dyes from Shasta and to take a peek at the photos by Kristen.

Words by Shasta BellPhotography Kristin Dyer

 

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Dream Dinner Party
Dream Dinner Party: The Founder + Chief Creative Officer of L.A.'s Most Colorful Brand Tells Us About Her Dream Dinner Musings
The Venue Report
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Light Lab

3405 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States

We've been dreaming up this idea of collaborating and building community driven events with the brands that inspire us for quite some time now. Why? Because just like every company, the employees are what make the brand come to life. Interesting, creative and innovative humans are the backbone of every successful brick and mortar store, digital retailer and cool app that you stalk on your phone. Connecting with these inspirational people was on our bucket-list and we don't mean with a typical interview. Because well, interviews are typical. We wanted to spoil them and go all out! They do inspire us, after all. That's why we created #DreamDinnerParty. You can find out a lot about someone by asking what their dream dinner party is. But, we decided to take it even one step further and bring said dream dinner party to life because that's kinda what we are all about here at The Venue Report.

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