• Happy Glamper

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     
  • Happy Glamper

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     

Imagine a camping trip deep in the wildnerness, except with no itchy bug bites, sleeping on the cold ground or pesky critters eating your limited food supply. With Glampique, this fantasy can be a reality--and in your very own backyard.

David Levine founded Glampique after working with many people in the glamping industry who expressed an interest in having a glamping tent in their backyards but didn't know where to start. Luckily for those folks, Levine solved their problem.

Glampique is the only company to sell fully furnished luxury glamping tents for leisure and business. Since entering the glamping industry in 2014, Levine and his Glampique team have perfected the glamping experience with comfortable mattresses, stylish furniture and tents that stay warm when it's cold and vice versa.

"Prior to glamping, I was a professional saxophonist in New York City and on cruise ships around the world. I have traveled to more than 60 countries and bicycled through nearly 20 countries," says wanderlust Levine. "I love to watch the sunset from the perfect campsite on my journeys, and now I offer Glampique customers the same opportunity in luxury tents."

Levine has set up four glamping hotels, including in New York's The Rockaways and Northern California, and countless pop-up glamping events nationwide. Levine says he wanted to make glamping more glamorous than what was already available, which led him to curating relationships with the best designers and makers to create each component of the Glampique tents.

"What makes Glampique unique is we sell, deliver and install modern glamping tents with stunning decor, removing the hassle and guesswork of creating a luxury outdoor experience," Levine says.

Glampique is also a great option for meetings, retreats and other events, says Levine. "Glamping is an amazing way to connect with nature and spend quality time with others. The combination of luxury accommodations and outdoor experiences fosters real personal connection, making glamping perfect for any event where the goal is to forge deeper relationships and reconnect with nature," he adds.

Though Glampique isn't available for rentals, Levine says it serves as more of a long-term solution for groups rather than just a one-off event. For those looking for orders of 10 or more tents, customizable design services are also available.

"Glampique furnished tents are a turnkey solution for anyone looking to get into glamping, be it for personal use on their property with loved ones or business use for vacation rentals and hotels looking to get into glamping," he says.

Glampique tents, furnishings and installation are available for $20,000--a fee worth the guarantee of no more mosquito bites.

This week, I was invited to experience the new direct flight from Dallas to Monterey, California (yeah, I know—tough job, right?). The night before, I stayed at The Aldophus Hotel in Dallas (seriously, I can’t believe I get paid for this) and enjoyed a wonderful tour of the property with Kristin Crawford, director of sales. 

Wow.

 

The Lab, a new type of taproom and beverage pilot facility, opened to the public on May 1. The BevSource creation is a combination of B2B and B2C, offering both a self-pour taproom for customers and an opportunity for local breweries to test new brews anonymously before selling at their own establishments. 

 

If you've ever gone to a brewery and thought the only thing missing was a dog peanut butter eating contest, you'll be glad to hear Loews Minneapolis Hotel and Kieran's Irish Pub will be hosting the second annual Pints for Pups fundraiser to benefit Safe Hands Rescue. From 4-8 p.m.