Thursday, July 31, 2014

#TravelThursday – LI Getaways

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Before summers end, plan a little staycation and enjoy every last bit of the season. Long Island has an abundance of offerings for mini getaways that can give you the perfect break, yet still convenient enough for your commute to work Monday morning.
Whether you want to bum around the beach for the weekend, spend some quality time with the family, or let loose and have some fun with that special someone - Long island has it all:
Hamptons – There are plenty of great beaches with clean sand and beautiful scenery awaiting you. Grab some friends and check out some of the amazing restaurants the Hamptons has to offer.  Heading out with the kids? Take the family to the Natural History Museum!
Montauk - Located on the tip of Island, visit the oldest lighthouse in New York State offering a museum, gift shop and tours. Watch the sunset while walking on the shore at Gin Beach. Or spontaneously rent a boat and relax while fishing out on the water.
North Fork – The vineyard-studded North Fork is a summer hot spot, not only due to its Chardonnays and Merlots, but also for the innovative farm-to-table cuisine and inviting inns! Plus there are also lovely beaches, bays for kayaking, making this weekend getaway the perfect antidote for big city stress!
Any one of these three locations will be filled with activities for you to choose. Don’t stress over how you can get there, leave that up to us! 
At Dynasty Limousine, our goal is to provide you with a luxurious experience, no matter where you’re going. Our limousines are in pristine condition to ensure your experience is pleasant and comfortable. We strive to go above and beyond our clients expectations to leave them feeling satisfied. Contact us today for more information and to view our availability. Dial (631) 587-8500 to book a reservation.
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#WeddingWednesday - Celebrating Your Wedding Anniversary

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Whether it’s your 1st, 10th, or 20th+ year together, it’s time to celebrate. Wedding anniversaries are important reminders that marriage is a priority. It allows you to pull back from your daily routine and relive a moment that changed your life forever.

However you choose to celebrate is up to you and your partner, but if you’re looking for something new for this year’s date, take a look at some of these Huffington Post reader’s suggestions:

Plan a Vacation - A cruise, a trip to a place you both have been dying to go, a stay cation near home - use this trip to honor another year together and add some new memories to the memory bank.

Purchase a Gift to Spoil Each Other - Is there something you both desire? Maybe its that jacuzzi you’ve always wanted, tickets to a Broadway show with a night at some ritzy hotel, or simply, a cooking or painting couples class - whatever it is that makes you both happy, do it!

Try a New Restaurant - Select a new restaurant, or perhaps your favorite restaurant, and enjoy an evening alone. Talk about the best parts of the last year and what there is to look forward to in the next year. Top off the evening by reserving a limo with us!

Tour of Special Locations - Looking for plans before or after your dinner reservations? Since you have your Dynasty Limousine reserved, why not take a ride down memory lane and tour all of those important locations in the history of your relationship. The place you met, the place you got engaged, the park you taught your children to ride their bikes, etc. Spending some time reliving these moments will communicate how deeply you value the journey you have taken together.

Anniversaries can be as elaborate or as simple as you make them, celebrated together, or with the whole family. Ultimately, the decision is yours - and there is no right or wrong choice.


No matter what you decide, select Dynasty Limousine: Long Island’s Premiere Limousine Service, as your transportation for your romantic escape. We offer a beautiful selection of vehicles, promised to meet your every need for a great night out.  Check out our full fleet of luxury vehicles here, and give us a call to reserve your ride today!


 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Don’t Miss Out on These August Events

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Fellow New Yorkers, August is around the corner. Celebrate the last month of summer by taking advantage of these can’t miss August events:

Summer Streets - August 2, 9, and 16
From 7am to 1pm on the first 3 Saturdays in August, nearly 7 miles of New York City’s streets will be closed to motor vehicles and open to the public for biking, strolling, dancing, frolicking, what have you. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation like mini golf, a climbing wall, parkour, yoga, and a 165 foot zip line across Foley Square! Learn More »

New York International Fringe Festival - August 8-24
Celebrating its 18th Anniversary, FringeNYC is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, bringing together more than 200 companies from all over the world for some 1,200 performances on 20 stages in 16 days. Musicals, mash-ups, solo shows, comedies, performance art, puppetry, you name it, it’s there. Learn More »

Jazz Age Lawn Party - August 16-17
Travel back to the 1920s under the spell of Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra while seated on the lawn of Governors Island. Don your vintage duds and hit the dance floor. Not satisfied with your dancing skills? Lessons will be offered so you can learn all the steps to join in on the Charleston dance contest. Learn More »

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival - August 18-22
This free outdoor film series works to salute New York by showing movies that capture the City from a variety of angles. August 18 - Big, August 19 - The Royal Tenebaums, August 20 - The Way We Were, August 21 - Ghostbusters, and August 22 - Rear Window. Screenings are held just north of the Sheep Meadow, entrance at West 72nd Street. Bring a blanket, some snacks, and head in early to grab a spot! Learn More »

For more don't miss August events, visit NYCGO.

Skip the hassle of trains, subways, and cabs - give Dynasty Limousine a call to reserve your ride!  We'll arrive promptly to bring you and your group to your destination and home afterwards. All you'll need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy! Contact us for more information and to view our availability.  
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Transportation Mistakes Not to Make

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With all the planning and preparation that comes with Weddings, we know some hiccups are bound to arise. How you and your guests get around is a major detail of your big day, and we want to be sure you are well prepared. Avoid making these common transportation mistakes:

Not hiring professionals!
Don’t give yourself the option of stressing over coordinating multiple rides with different cars. Hire the pros and have your entire entourage with you every step of the way. At Dynasty Limousine, our massive fleet of limousines, party buses, and shuttles will make it easy for everyone from the Bride and Groom, to the wedding party and guests, to travel in style and comfort. Our reputation is very important to us and we work hard to make sure that your experience with us is memorable and worry-free.

Only considering the stretch limo
From Cadillac Escalades to our regal Phantom V Rolls Royce - our fleet has something for everyone. There’s no rule requiring standard stretch limos only, choose a ride that suits your party’s style!

Forgetting about guests
While you’re not expected to provide rides for guests, offering out of towners a shuttle to the ceremony and back to the hotel can make guests more comfortable in an unfamiliar town. Not to mention, saving you and the bridal party from having to answer calls to offer directions. Should you not offer transportation, make sure to include a phone number of a local car service company on displays or the invitations themselves so guests can take advantage of their services.

Disregarding traffic
The timing of transportation is crucial to your wedding day. On one end you could have enough time so that the wedding flows nicely from event to event, or on the other end - you are rushing and holding up schedules. Look up estimated travel times before hand, and add at least another 20 minutes on for traffic or other delays.

For even more transportation mistakes, please visit The Knot »
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.  It should be filled with happiness, family, and friends!  Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for brides and groom in and around the Long Island area because we combine an impressive fleet of immaculately kept luxury vehicles with professional and experienced drivers. 

If you have any questions about renting the right transportation for your wedding party’s needs - give us a call at 631-587-8500.  



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York City's Summer Restaurant Week


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Foodies rejoice - New York City’s Restaurant Week is back! From now through August 15th take advantage of prix-fixe menus offered at 300 eateries in the city. Now’s your chance to try those restaurants you’ve been eying, but may not want to spend full price for.

With so many to choose - we’ve outlined some of our "must dine" picks for the upcoming weeks:

Bodega Nedra - This restaurant and bar, located on the ground floor of Dream Downtown offers unique and upscale mexican cuisine. For this summer’s restaurant week meny, Chef Mike Armstrong rolls out Yucat√°n-inspired tacos (soft-shell crab), quesadillas (habanero and roasted tomatoes) and large-format dishes (whole suckling pig), complemented by tequila-spiked drinks like a classic Paloma. Available Monday-Friday Dinner, Sunday Dinner

Delmonico’s Restaurant - In business since 1837 - the Delmonico’s Restaurant of the financial district is the paradigm of fancy NYC centric cuisine. Be sure to try their famous Baked Alaska, which they created to celebrate the United State’s purchase of Alaska from the Russians in 1867! Available Monday-Friday, Lunch and Dinner

Lure Fishbar - With decor evoking a luxury yacht - Lure puts a contemporary spin on its classic fish-house menu. You’ve likely seen inside the windows of this restaurant at street level before - take a step inside this time! Check out the raw bar tasting! Available Monday-Friday, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Dinner

Hakkasan - NYC’s version of the original London-based, modern Cantonese restaurant. Feast on dim sum platters, spicy prawns with lily bulbs, and stir-fry black pepper rib-eye beef with merlot all week long! Available Monday-Friday, Dinner, Sunday Dinner

With three course dining deals for lunches($25) and dinners($38), it’s no wonder seats fill up fast. Be sure to book your reservation here!

Now that we have your mouth watering, once you reserve your tables give Dynasty Limo a call to handle your transportation! Why not make a day out of it? Head in for lunch with one of our luxury vehicles that will then tour you around the city and bring you to your dinner reservation that evening. Contact us today for more information and to view our availability.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Why Not - Go Wine Tasting?


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You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy wine tasting. It’s a great way for beginners to get acquainted with the “Nectar of the Gods.” And for wine-lovers, there’s no better way explore new styles and varieties. 


Below are some reasons to consider a trip to the vineyards the next opportunity you get:
  1. The Chance to Taste Before You Buy - As we all know, wines can vary in prices - and why risk buying a wine you’ve never tried and may not like? A trip to the vineyards helps ensure you will enjoy the wine you walk out with.
  2. Learn More About Wine - It’s tough to know absolutely everything about wine. Not only are the blends and varietals incredibly numerous - each contains countless facets that differ due to region, the winemaker, and the year of the vintage. As you train your palette, you’ll come to recognize a quality wine. Be sure to ask questions to the wine makers or staff and be open to testing your taste buds to see if they pick up on any of those citrusy, earthy, or berry notes that they mention!
  3. Spend Time With Friends and Family - Wine tastings are certainly more fun with a group. Whether its a large group of old friends or something more intimate, it’s a great time to relax and enjoy each others company, conversation, and new experiences!
  4. Support Local Winemakers - Today there are over 60 licensed producers on Long Island with more than 40 open to the public for tastings. Support both your local economy and your taste buds by purchasing wines from your local vintners.
Share a unique getaway with your group and let us show you the best wineries Long Island has to offer. Call us today and we’ll set up a fully customizable wine tour for your next outing. We provide our customers with luxurious limousines and/or limo buses which can accommodate a party of 2 to 30 guests to the East End of Long Island for a day of relaxation and fun. Visit our wine tour page for more information!

 
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

#TravelThursday - Business Travel Tips

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While we know preparing for meetings and seeing clients is foremost in the minds of most business travelers, safety on these trips should be priority as well. Before jetting off to your next company conference, keep the below safety tips in mind to ensure you and your traveling companions arrive safely (and with your possessions intact):

Keep Essentials on You at All Times - Never leave your ID, credit cards, money, or any important prescription medications in a bag you can’t readily access. These items should be kept on your person, or in a small purse/bag at all times. In airport theft situations, having the necessities on you prevents you from dealing with loss of money and ensures your health is taken care of.

Pack Wisely and Stay Alert
- Travel with as few bags as possible and never leave them unattended. If you travel with a purse, keep it close to your body, or consider using a money pouch under your clothes instead of carrying a purse/noticeable wallet. All valuables should be in a bag kept nearest to you. Consider attaching an electronic proximity alarm to your bag of valuables, this way if a thief attempts to run off with any bags, a loud alarm will sound.

Secure Reliable Transportation
- Booking car service with a company you can trust is a huge part of getting to and from your destination safely. Dynasty Limousine has a full line of Clean, Modern Lincoln Town cars and 8-10 passenger stretch limousines available for both Airport and Corporate Transport. We are available for pickups and drop offs at all of the major New York Airports. Have employees flying into NY from out of town? We operate 24/7 and are available for transportation to corporate events as well.

Do Your Research on Hotels - Reserve a room at a hotel in a safe area, near where you need to go for business. A larger/major hotel is more likely to have safety and security features like smoke alarms, fire sprinkler systems, security boxes, 24-hr attendant, etc. Also, request a room above ground level, as higher floors are less accessible from the outside to strangers. Rooms below the seventh floor generally provide easier access to the ground floor in the event of an emergency and are more accessible for fire equipment.

Crimes can happen at random, but there are a lot of things that can be done to prevent your chances of becoming a victim. Being aware and alert to what you can do will go a long way in making your next business trip both safe and successful!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

#ThirstyThursday - Independence Day Cocktails!

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Independence Day is perhaps the most important of all American holidays. That’s why we want everyone to enjoy themselves to the fullest this upcoming holiday weekend. We've put our Travel Thursdays on hold to bring you this week's edition of Thirsty Thursday - featuring some fun 4th of July cocktails you’re sure to love!
1. Guy Fieri’s Fourth of July Cocktail- This refreshing drink posted at FoodNetwork.com not only tastes magnificent, but also looks truly patriotic! To make it, you’ll need:
  • 1 ounce watermelon schnapps
  • 1 big splash cranberry juice
  • 1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 slice lime
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/4 ounce blue curacao
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)
Combine the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker, and then pour it into an ice-filled glass. Mix together the jalapeno pepper, sliced lemon and lime, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup in the shaker. With a strainer, slowly pour the blue liquid over the red layer. Don’t forget to garnish with watermelon!
2. Red, White, and Blue Sangria - Although not technically a cocktail, it’s impossible to resist this star-spangled sangria from PunchBowl.com. Pick up these ingredients:
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
Simply combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. (What could be easier?) Be sure to chill in the ‘fridge for at least four hours.
3. Red, White and HPNOTIQ Blue Martini - This funky twist on a classic martini is sure to make you proud to be an American. The recipe, pulled from BarNoneDrinks.com, calls for:
  • 2 oz. Hpnotiq
  • 1 oz. Citrus Vodka
  • 1 splash Lemon Lime Soda 
  • Grenadine
Shake Hpnotiq, vodka and soda together with ice, and then strain into a martini glass. Slowly add a touch of grenadine for a bold red base. Garnish with chopped coconut – yum!
4. Roosevelt Cocktail - Looking for something a bit more classic this 4th of July? According to Liquor.com, our 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt, enjoyed Mint Julep from time to time. Meanwhile, his cousin, Franklin, was fond of martinis. Pay homage to the Roosevelts by enjoying this presidential drink, which combines both styles:
  • 1.75 oz Dark rum (Zacapa Rum 23)
  • .5 oz Dry vermouth
  • .25 oz Fresh orange juice
  • .25 tsp Sugar
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake it up. Finally, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist for the complete presidential look.
What other Independence Day-themed cocktails do you enjoy? Tweet us your ideas @DynastyLimoNY.
As always, drink responsibly and be sure to take advantage of Dynasty Limo to ensure you reach your final destination safely! Contact us today for more information and to view our availability. Dial (631) 587-8500 to book a reservation.