Into the Woods

Our party, "Into the Woods", took place near Russian River, CA surrounded by lush redwood trees and the picturesque Autocamp Resort. This particular gathering was focused on girls and their tribes adventuring out into nature for a weekend getaway.

 

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We began the day exploring the grounds of Autocamp and calming our minds and spirits with some yoga. Just a few miles up the road lies the majestic Armstrong Redwoods Natural Reserve, so we headed there next to hike around the ancient Redwoods and take in the spectacular and serene views.

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 Because we were SO excited to make the most of our day of being one with nature, we obviously had to host a dinner party among the spectacular trees, so we popped up a dinner party right there on the spot! Our vision for the evening was to create a setting equal parts luxurious and rustic, a world of opposites perfectly married. Here we focused on details with the formal lucite chairs set directly on the leaf-covered ground and polished brass candle sticks juxtaposed with the unfinished wood of the plank table, all framed by the formality of a central chandelier - but homemade of moss and twinkle lights. . We sat and laughed, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and took in the magical moment. It was a night we will never forget!

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After getting our fill of the forest, we headed back to Autocamp to check out our digs for the weekend. Waiting on the doorstep for each of our guests was a personalized box full of goodies stylized in our theme of "Into the Woods". These delightful packages included custom mugs, Ghiradelli hot chocolate, s'mores kits and the coziest nightgowns from Dwell and Slumber! We couldn't wait to curl up by the fire and indulge in our treats. The rest of the evening was spent reminiscing about 90's jams, playing charades and enjoying each others' company. It was the perfect getaway to recharge our batteries and reflect on what good friendships, resplendent nature and delicious chocolate does for the soul!

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