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All brides-to-be want their special day to be perfect. But before they could tick off all the items in their wedding to-do lists, the first order of business is finding a good venue. Aside from having ample space for all the guests, it’s important that the celebration takes place in a beautiful place that fits the budget. Though accessibility is a priority for most couples, some prefer a more memorable celebration in a scenic destination. If you’re looking to tie the knot through a destination wedding, why not opt to book an AirBnb instead? 



Though we mostly go to the site to look for Insta-worthy accommodations, AirBnb actually has listings where you can hold events and parties. It seems like an unusual option but even celebrity couples like Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have chosen to do this instead. Not only are they cheaper than booking an actual venue overseas, but some of these have a few accompanying rooms to accommodate you and some of your guests. If you’re looking for a unique place where you can say your vows, check out these listings for your dream destination wedding below. 


Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


A white house with ample garden space atop a hill makes for a good destination wedding venue

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If you want a simple yet intimate backyard wedding, then be sure to check out this listing located in Atami City. Usually booked as a shooting location, this house also has enough space if you want to hold an event in its garden. Sitting atop a hill overlooking the sea, this AirBnb listing will surely give you the one-of-a-kind picturesque wedding you’ve been dreaming of. Aside from that, pets are allowed here, so you can freely include your cute furbabies in your entourage. 



Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


A lush secluded area near the jungle dressed as a wedding venue

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Set in a tropical paradise, this villa in Ubud makes for a perfect destination wedding for nature-loving couples. Surrounded by a lush Balinese jungle, the listing has become a popular destination wedding venue for couples who want a more intimate celebration. Because the staff can also organise the event for you, you can walk down the flower-strewn path to forever completely worry-free! Since the listing includes large suites, you can stay in to rest and relax in marital bliss after the festivities. 



Borgia Castle, Tuscany, Italy


A renaissance castle in Tuscany

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For ladies who want to feel like the queen they are on their wedding day, perhaps this actual castle in Tuscany is the place to be. Make your fairy tale wedding happen and book this old castle that once belonged to the Borgias, who rose to prominence during the Renaissance. Hold an unforgettable ceremony in the castle’s surrounding beautiful garden and enjoy your reception in a spacious hall indoors. What’s great with this venue is that it has staff that can help you with wedding preparations, as well as a few rooms where you and some guests can sleep in and prepare for the big day.



Cabin Creek Lodge, Washington, USA


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Located in Easton, this lodge is perfect for outdoorsy couples who’re planning a rustic-themed nuptials. Say I do surrounded by towering pine trees — a one of a kind scenery for your destination wedding that requires little dressing up. It also has basic necessities like the tables, chairs, and so on for weddings and other events. With the cabin’s spacious interiors, your friends and family have plenty of room to stay in after a night of heart-warming fun. 



Dantosa Retreat, New South Wales, Australia


A lakehouse surrounded by lush orange trees

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Have your most magical day in an idyllic and peaceful venue like the Dantosa Retreat. You can book the whole property, which includes two houses, activity areas, and a garden. If you’ve been planning to have a quaint lakeside wedding, then you might want to consider this one. The retreat looks especially breath-taking when you visit in the fall, with the trees turning different shades of red and orange. It’s definitely perfect if you’ve been dreaming of a unique background as you marry The One.


(Cover photo from: airbnb.com)



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The first week of July is over and it's brimming with interesting news! From Japanese and Singaporeans owning the most powerful passports to China introducing beauty filters in their face-scan payment methods, we've got them front and centre for your enjoyment in today's Insider Roundup. 


Uniqlo pledges new sustainability measures



Following the news of Sweden cancelling Stockholm Fashion Week in the name of sustainability, Japanese fast-fashion brand Uniqlo also announced how they're taking part in this global movement. The brand's parent company, which also carries labels GU and Theory, pledged to cut their use of plastic up to 85 per cent. The company will also start rolling out recyclable shopping bags and other environment-friendly materials in its products in line with this change. Awesome, right?


Japan and Singapore top this year's list of countries with the most powerful passports



Japanese and Singaporean passports are the most powerful passports to date. Both countries have 189 destinations each allowing them access without a need for a visa. They're followed by South Korea, Finland, and Germany with 187 countries under each of their lists. For Malaysia, there are 176 countries they can visit and for the Philippines, there are 64. 


Kim Kardashian won a lawsuit versus fashion brand Missguided



After years of continuously tagging and associating Kim Kardashian to their social media posts and product promotions without her consent, Kimmy's finally taken legal actions against fashion brand Missguided. Kim won the case by forfeit when the brand failed to address the lawsuit, which requires Missguided to pay the KKW beauty brand owner almost USD2.8 million for damages. The court order also includes restricting Missguided from using any trademarked products or labels under any of the Kardashians' ownership moving forward. 


Sophie Turner's (second) wedding gown are #goals



It looks like everyone just can't stop talking about Sophie and Joe's weddings and the fashion may just be one of the biggest reasons why. In her first — and more casual — Vegas wedding last month, Sophie's stylish Bevza jumpsuit and gold Loeffler Randall mules ensemble already gave us great unconventional #BrideGoals.


But it looks like the Dark Phoenix star's second (and more traditional) wedding dress would be the one landing the most on Pinterest boards this year. Showing off her décollatage in a beautiful flowing lace dress from Louis Vuitton, she's definitely owning up to her Game of Thrones Queen in the North status with this look. 



China's Alipay introduces beauty filters to their face-scan payment system



Biometrics and facial recognition are just some of today's usual privacy and security measures. But what's supposed to bank on accuracy and detailing is now also being infiltrated by beauty filters — at least that's the case with China's Alipay face-scan payment system. This feature is said to address the complaints of users that the cashless face-scan system makes people look ugly. According to Alipay's Weibo post, the feature they will roll-out will "make you look even prettier than with a beauty camera." Interesting, right? What are your two cents on this?


Pokemon invades Jewel Changi



Say hello to your fave Pokemon buddies at Jewel Changi in all Saturdays and Sundays of July. Catch Pikachu and friends at 2PM and 6PM respectively as they dance against the majestic backdrop of the iconic HSBC Rain Vortex and lush Shiseido Forest Valley. 


(Cover photo from: @uniqlo)


News from earlier this week this way!



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Today's hottest word in fashion is 'sustainability'. Apart from being a movement towards more eco-friendly choices, it's also grown into a fad that brands often use to up their social standing and sellability. But while other sectors in the industry are still trying to make sustainability a need more than a want, Sweden's fashion scene is already ahead on a different level. 



In order to make a statement on how serious they are on sustainability in fashion, the Swedish Fashion Council decided to completely axe the upcoming Stockholm Fashion Week this August. This is due to the unwavering (yet unspecified) environmental concerns that are yet to be addressed by both participants and organisers alike. The bi-annual event is one of the biggest fashion occurrences in the country, showcasing some of the best in the Scandinavian fashion scene since 2005. 


Changing the narrative for the better


The decision may be shocking to some, but it's worth noting that Sweden is one of the pioneers of sustainable living even before it was considered 'cool'. Some sources suggest that as early as the '60s, Sweden was already taking steps in addressing depletion in natural resources, even headlining a UN conference about the environment in 1972. 



Jennie Rosén, CEO of the Swedish Fashion Council, said in a statement that this move is "to stimulate the development of a platform that is relevant for today’s fashion industry," and a way to "adapt to new demands, reach sustainability goals and be able to set new standards for fashion." This is because, for the longest time, Fashion Weeks all over the world became the breeding ground for making environmental sacrifices in the name of what's trendy and stylish. The promotion of fur and animal skin as luxury status symbols is just one of the few yet most glaring examples. 



Today, renowned brands from the country like Acne Studios, Filippa K, and Cheap Monday, in varying degrees are developing their sustainability units. All are reported to be working with regulatory boards to ensure that these processes are maintained and improved. 


A domino effect


Sweden's bold move to reformat one of their biggest fashion weeks may just be the starting point of something bigger and better for the fashion industry. This is on top of the foundation laid by brands like PradaBurberryStella McCartney and more in pledging to shift from their non-eco-friendly methods to more mindful and ethical productions.




This also solidifies the stance that sustainability isn't just a trend that will pass and be forgotten, but a long-term concept that should take planning, action, and maintenance in order to succeed. Sweden's move serves as an invitation to other Fashion Weeks like New York, Paris, and London to follow suit, reformat, and commit to the call for change. We can only hope that this truly heads to the direction we're picturing it in. 


What can you do? 


Sustainability in this region is still a novelty. After all, we're still majorly reliant on trends from foreign fashion houses and fast fashion retailers. However, local brands are stepping up to make sure that this idea makes it into the mainstream and into the consciousness of many people. So what you can do is offer your support the next time you go on a shopping spree. Not only are you helping these brands grow and develop, but you're also doing your part in participating in a larger and grander scheme that will benefit generations to come. 


(Cover photo from: @josefinelaul via @fashionweekstockholm)


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