• Take a Tour Where Instagram Is the Main Event

     
    POSTED February 13, 2019
     

PartyWith is a new kind of group experience that’s described as a “walkable photo shoot” and “Instagram feed IRL.” Visitors to the pop-up at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia can interact with 15 different installations or “dream spaces” featuring illuminated disco balls, an infinity rainbow, giant peaches and eggplants, neon, chrome and more.

“We want to give people an experience filled with honesty and attitude,” says co-founder Crystal Lo. “A place where they can bare their souls and be whoever they want to be, because everyone deserves a place where they can escape reality for a little while.” Most people will not find PartyWith quite that life changing, but it is a diverting way to pass an hour if you’re nearby. PartyWith will be up until at least the end of January, likely longer.

California is officially out of its drought, thanks to a very rainy winter, and among the many wonderful benefits is a spectacular flower season. Nowhere is this more resplendently in view than at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. I recently spent a couple of gorgeous hours touring the 50 acres of the working farm that are devoted to the Tecolote Giant Ranunculus, also known as the Persian Buttercup or Ranunculus Asiatic.

 

Planners are putting wellness at the center of events. 

 

Planning trips that are distinct can help inspire top performances and loyalty. Grand American Adventures, which specializes in small group excursions for 35- to 65-yearolds, has launched a series of in-depth, guided tours in the Mountain West that also can work well for incentive trips. The excursions feature an element of luxury and accommodations in upscale boutique lodges, ranches, yurts and cabins.