VENUE TYPE: Museum

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The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech Has Arrived
Scout
by Scout



The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech is here and it doesn't disappoint. The museum reflects the designer's legacy, which is steeped in Moroccan inspiration. Studio KO went to work to create a museum experience unlike any other, including a French cafe and a circular courtyard. The museum itself was commissioned by Saint Laurent's partner Pierre Bergé through Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent who heartbreakingly passed away one month before its opening. 

In that sense, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech is not just a visual story of Yves Saint Laurent's career. It's also a great romantic tale of creative brilliance and execution. 


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16 Photos that Prove This Wedding Trend is Not Going Anywhere Soon
The Venue Report
by 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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May The 4th Be With You: Everything You Need To Know About George Lucas's Museum Of Narrative Art
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report

 

After months of trying to get Lucas's master plans for his Narrative Art Museum approved in San Francisco (Treasure Island) and Chicago, the team decided to relocate and revise their plans to fit the requirements of Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. Just South of USC and neighboring the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The exhibition is reported to be the most architecturally innovative structure the park has seen to date with designs from no other than Chinese architect, Ma Yansong. Yansong is known for founding, MAD Architects and was the mastermind behind the eclectically modern Absolute Towers, The Ordos Museum, Harbin Opera House, Conrad Hotel and the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, just to name a few. 

The current blueprints resemble exactly what you would imagine from George Lucas, a futuristic space-ship. However, these renderings are unlike the Star Wars fighters we've seen in his Academy Award winning movies. Taking over two parking lots on Vermont Avenue, the permanent installation will not just be a Star Wars gallery full of R2D2 robot replicas. Lucas envisions the museum to house Hollywood memorabilia as well as figurative art by Norman Rockwell and many more. 

Photography by Lucas Narrative Art Musuem 

 

Five things you need to know about George Lucas's Narrative Art Museum

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Throw a Gorgeous Gatsby-esque Gala at Muckenthaler Mansion
Jordan Willner
by Jordan Willner
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The Muckenthaler Mansion

1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA, United States

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Photos by Perpixel Photography

If one were to envision the great works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway brought to life, then Muckenthaler Mansion would, without a doubt, satisfy that thought. Set in the heart of North Orange County, a city replete with perfect climate,grassy parks, and sandy beaches, rests this praiseworthy property that seems to have been torn out of novel. Stretched across nine acres of parkland, the lush garden grounds, towering palms, and European-styled architecture has been presented with several awards and accolades, which to us, only further proves how breathtaking this venue truly is.

Atop a hill in a quiet town stands the eighteen-room Spanish colonial mansion, known today as Muckenthaler Mansion. Built in 1924, husband and wife, Walter and Adella Muckenthaler took up residency with their family at what they considered to be their dream home, and boy is it a dream! With a life having fully developed at this fantasy of a spot, son, Harold spent his days at the mansion even beyond the passing of his parents, Walter and Adella. In 1965 Harold made the decision to donate the property due to his longtime desire of seeing his childhood home used as a cultural center for the public to enjoy (thanks, Harold!). Despite being a public space today, the historic mansion presently still exhibits original and vintage features of the home, which can be found in theItalian-imported iron spiral staircase and the stone house gazebo.

The atmosphere at the mansion sets the perfect tone for a variety of events and celebrations, making for a successful fête filled with good times and happy guests! Presenting a host of views, including, but not limited to the cityscape, lush gardens, and picturesque courtyard, we can guarantee that at every site you will have hearts in your eyes. This spot is beyond fitting for something as special as a wedding, anniversary party, birthday party, holiday party, charity event, social event…you name the occasion, this spot was made for it.  When we heard about the gorgeous rustic wedding that was planned, photographed, and filmed at the mansion, we knew that we HAD to provide you with some details so you could see for yourself how a celebration at the property pans out! Colette, of Colette Events and her team of planners and caterers, Perpixel Photography, and Joseph De Leon Film all came together to make beautiful couple Esther and David’s dream come true! We chatted with Perpixel Photography who gave us the ‘OK’ to share some imagery of the spectacular day, which left us completely breathless, so check out the gorgeous pics that will leave you oohing and ahhing for days!

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Move Over Glamping, we present the new trend,“Champing”
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy

When I was a boy, I’d go camping with my family every summer, and, on hikes, I’d find my father taking moments to stare off into the wild green and soulful brown of the woods. Each year, he was astounded by the solitude, and each year, he’d tell us, “This is my church.”

Camping does that to you. It restrings your heart like a guitar.

 

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