Saturday, December 31, 2016

3 New Year’s Resolutions to Consider

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“New Year, New You.” A common phrase thrown around each year at this time. You may have your health and fitness goals figured out – but we have some additional suggestions that can also benefit your life. 

As we prepare to ring in 2017 – take these 3 New Year’s Resolutions into consideration!

1. Figure Out Your Finances

Make 2017 the year you really work to pay off debt (loans, credit cards, etc.) and start budgeting. Whether it’s to save for an upcoming wedding, travel venture, or to simply to start a savings account – now is the perfect time to see how you can make your resolution a reality. Try enrolling in automatic bill pay to ensure you never miss a payment. Look into splitting your direct deposit and move some funds over to a savings account each pay period – this way you aren’t tempted to spend! 

2. Set Aside Time for Yourself

It’s easy to overextend yourself to meet others’ needs – but it’s so important to make time for the person that matters, you. Caring for yourself is one of the most important resolutions you can make. One way of putting this into action – resolve to say no to something once a week and instead do something for yourself. Whether that means taking some time to do what you like – a yoga class or watching your favorite TV show without distractions – or something you need to do – schedule that dental appointment you’ve been avoiding – plan to focus on your number 1 person this new year.

3. Use Your Vacation Days!

More often than not, at the end of the year people have left over vacation days. Resolve to put them to use! Has there been a place you’ve always wanted to go but haven’t gotten around to booking it? Let 2017 be the year you take that adventure. 

No matter where your 2017 travel plans take you, Dynasty Limousine will be there to handle your transportation needs. We are available for pickups and drop offs at all of the major New York Airports and for most private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport. From all of us to you, we wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  

Thursday, December 29, 2016

3 Ways You Can Make the Most out of Your Travel Resolutions

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New Year, new travel resolutions. Since you already know how to KEEP your travel resolutions, it’s time to make sure you get the most out of them.

Make the most out of flash deals: 
Follow your preferred airlines on social media, sign up for alerts on specific routes and be prepared to get flexible. For example: by following JetBlue on social media, we learned of their 12 days of deals promotion - where daily they’d share a new flash deal at 1pm across their social channels. Otherwise, look into specific apps or platforms that can alert you of the best deals - Airfarewatchdog, Hopper, Skyscanner, etc.

Make the most out of loyalty programs: 
Whether it’s with a preferred airline, hotel or credit card - earning points on travel is the best way to reap travel perks. Loyal to one airline? Make sure to sign up for a frequent flyer number and look into their credit card offerings so you can capitalize on freebies like checked bags, priority boarding or lounge access. If you fly with multiple airlines, there are several credit cards that help you earn points and other travel perks.

Make the most out of going abroad:
Pro tip: When it comes to money exchange, reconsider using the Travelex kiosk you see in all major international airports. They typically charge a greater premium on the exchange rate compared to your local bank. Consider withdrawing cash on arrival or looking at options outside of the airport (sometimes hotels can do this for you!). Also, don’t sleep on VAT refunds in the European Union! As a non-EU citizen, you can get a refund for any Value-Added Tax paid on goods - just be sure the retailer fills out a tax free form.

No matter where your 2017 travel plans take you, Dynasty Limousine will be there to handle your transportation needs. We are available for pickups and drop offs at all of the major New York Airports and for most private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport. From all of us to you, we wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year! 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Spring or Summer Wedding? Book Your Transportation Now

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With the flurry of excitement the holidays bring, it’s easy to press pause on your wedding planning. But as the New Year approaches and your spring and summer weddings come into focus - it’s time to make sure you’ve booked all the necessary vendors; specifically, your transportation! 

And here’s why!

1. The spring and summer seasons are peak wedding seasons - not to mention all the High School Proms! If you wait too long to book your transportation, there’s a good chance your selection of vehicles will be limited. 

2. Early booking lets you perfectly customize your wedding style. Perhaps you had your heart set on the classic Rolls Royce Phantom V. Since this is one of the very few still in service, waiting too long to reserve your ride could mean another bride has snatched it up for the same day. 

3. You’ll make sure your guests are taken care of! Maybe you only thought you needed transportation for your wedding party, but if you plan to have many out of town guests stay at a local hotel – you may want to consider additional transportation. A shuttle bus is the perfect option for getting your guests to and from your reception safely!

4. And it’s one less headache! You’ll breathe a sigh of relief knowing your bridal party and guests will be in attendance to your wedding. At Dynasty Limousine, our drivers are familiar with all local hotels and halls and our fleet comes equipped with GPS tracking and navigation systems for added routing ability and safety. We’ll make sure your guests will arrive safely, timely, and in style! 

Now that all your big vendors are taken care of, it’s time to focus on the little things. Leave these next few months to finalizing your seating chart, scheduling your dress fittings, looking into your marriage license, and more!  

Contact us today to discuss your options (631) 587-8500! 

Dynasty Limousines is one of the largest and most established limousine services on Long Island with a long history of wedding transportation. 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.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ringing in the New Year in NYC

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Looking for a way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City - that doesn’t involve standing outside for hours in Time Square? We don’t blame you. So while the rest of New York packs into Midtown Manhattan, don your most celebratory attire and head out to one of these events!

Beer Authority’s New Year’s Eve Party
300 W 40th Street
GA $100, VIP $120, Ultra VIP $150
Suds lovers can ring in the New Year at craft beer bar, Beer Authority! Head to the second level for floor to ceiling windows and views of Times Square or climb to the third floor tented and heated roofdeck. Tickets include a five hour premium bar, two hour pub fare feast, party favors, DJ, and a live broadcast of the Ball Drop plus champagne toast. Purchase your tickets here!

Massoni’s New Year’s Eve Dinner
11 E 31st Street @ the Arlo NoMad Hotel
$150 for 6 PM seating, $250 for 8 PM seating, reservations can be made by calling 212-951-1141
This neo-Italian restaurant is one of New York’s hottest spots to dine right now. Say cheers to 2017 with chef Dale Talde’s prix-fixed dinner menu including dishes like tater tots with marscarpone and caviar, white truffle and egg pizza, 30 day dry aged NY strip steak and more!  Champagne toast on the rooftop at midnight and late night open-bar dance party to follow.

New Year’s Eve Singles Party
247 W 37th Street
Are you in your 20s, 30s, or 40s - and single and ready to mingle? With 2-floors packed with 350+ single New Yorkers and alcohol, you’re bound to have a good time. Doors are at 7pm with an open bar until 8pm, followed by an hour of complimentary appetizers, Celebrity Couples Ice-breaker with the chance to win prizes, DJ entertainment and champagne toast! Purchase your tickets here!

New Year’s Eve at The Skylark
200 W 39th Street
GA $275, Premium Admission $450
A bit pricier than the above but for good reason. Admission includes: champagne room with photo booth, premium 4 hour open bar from 9pm - 1am, heavy passed bar bites from 9pm - 12am (menu here), premium champagne toast at midnight, dessert bites from 1am - 2am, and most importantly - direct ball drop views from the rooftop - weather permitting. Avoid the chaos of standing in Times Square and head to The Skylark to welcome in 2017.

New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch
17 W 26th Street - Maysville
Price Varies
Talk about a New Year’s steal! Maysville is an American whiskey bar and restaurant, offering a brunch deal: an appetizer, an entree, and drink for $25. Check out the menu here and make your reservations - your hangover will thank you. 

Let Dynasty Limousine help you ring in the New Year in style! Just give us your destination and let us worry about the rest. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Long Island New Year’s Eve Parties to Ring in 2017

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Although you’re probably busy finishing up your holiday shopping lists - let’s not forget one of the biggest party nights of the year is around the corner. If you’re still struggling to find somewhere to ring in the New Year - we’ve got you covered. See what events are happening around Long Island in time for 2017!
New Year’s Eve Gala at Fox Hollow Catering - Woodbury
Act fast! Limited tickets are still available for Fox Hollow’s New Year’s Eve Gala! Choose from an all inclusive Fox Hollow Gala option ($160 per person, open bar, champaign toast, live DJ and dancing, and cocktail hour with 3 course meal) or Fox Hollow Gala & Overnight Package ($629 for two tickets to the Fox Hollow Gala, overnight stay in a luxury suite, and breakfast on New Year’s Day). Must be 21+ to attend.

New Year’s Eve Party at The Library Cafe - Farmingdale
Ring in the New Year with an open bar, midnight toast and a brunch buffet at 2 am! For $55 per person, be sure to book your reservations today! 

Midnight on Main Street - Patchogue
Now in its third year, Midnight on Main Street pulls in thousands of party goers to ring in the New Year… at 9pm! That’s right, this event is one the whole family can enjoy. From 8pm-9pm head to Capital One Plaza on Main Street to enjoy food, tunes, fireworks, and the specially designed Patchogue New Year’s Eve ball. Then - head out to your next New Year’s Eve party afterwards in time to watch the ball drop in Times Square.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at K Pacho - New Hyde Park
For $70, attendees can enjoy a 5 hour top shelf open bar from 8pm - 1am, a premium buffet dinner, live DJ performances, and a 2017 countdown with party favors! To take it up a notch, consider the $125 VIP package which includes roped off VIP seating and bottle service (Ketel One and mini Patron for every 4 guests). 
If you plan on taking advantage of the open bar at the above places, allow Dynasty Limousine to bring you home safely. Whether you are attending a local party or spending the night out in the city, arrive in style!  Could you think of a more glamorous way to start 2017? We can't either! Call us today (631) 587-8500! 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Top Holiday Shows to See 2016

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From old television classics to rock bands and light shows - these holiday performances are bound to let the Christmas spirit ring.

Gather some friends, family, and Dynasty Limousine to make a day or evening out of the occasion! This season’s highlights include:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Theater @ Madison Square Garden
Everyone’s beloved television classic - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - has hit the stage this holiday season! Bring the family and see all your favorite characters from Hermey the Elf to Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster - plus Rudolph himself, and more! Tickets are still available for this weekend’s performances!
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Radio City Music Hall
Since 1932, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been a true New York Christmas tradition. The dazzling display revolves around the 36-strong world famous dance troupe - The Rockettes - who bring magical Yuletide scenes to life. Tickets are still available through January 2nd!
NYCB: The Nutcracker
David H Koch Theater
Another enchanting holiday experience is none other than the New York City Ballet’s annual production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. From marching toy soldiers to crystalline waltzing snowflakes - the elaborate stage elements and lighting alone are sure to leave you in awe! Tickets are still available through December 31st!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
Prudential Center
TSO is arguably THE holiday rock band to see and this year they’re bringing a new production to fans across the country. The Ghosts of Christmas Eve was the band’s first made-for-television film back in 1999, telling the story of a runaway girl who takes refuge in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, and meets the Ghosts of Christmas and learning her own worth in the meantime. But now, they’ll be playing the show LIVE in its entirety for the first time! Tickets are still available for the December 26th 3pm and 8pm showing! 

Let us take care of your transportation needs, so that you can focus on what matters – having fun! Our premier limousine services are the best out there. We know that after one ride with us, you’ll come back again! Call us today (631) 587-8500!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Preparing for Your Wedding Dress Fitting

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Congratulations, you’ve said yes to your dress - but spoiler alert, the fun doesn’t stop there! While you may have your dress style and size selected, you’ll still need to schedule at least one dress fitting to make sure your dress is fit specifically to your body. 

Here’s our guide for making sure your dress fitting process is a seamless experience! 

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When should I have my dress fitting(s)?
Your first dress fitting should be 6 - 8 weeks prior to your wedding day. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to make any necessary alterations and schedule additional appointments.

Wait, appointments? Plural? Yes. It’s actually quite common for brides to have up to three (or more) fittings based on how many alterations they need, how much weight they’re trying to lose and even how nervous the bride is to make sure everything is perfect! 

What should I bring with me?
You should absolutely have the shoes you plan to wear on your big day. If you don’t have these yet, reschedule the appointment - trust us. Is a perfectly hemmed dress that big of a deal? It is if it’s too long and you’re tripping down the isle! Along with that, you should also wear the exact undergarments to ensure the best fit. Choose a color as close to your skin tone as possible!

Other than that, a pen and paper (or the notes section of your mobile device) will also come in handy. Be sure to write down all changes that you need and share this list with the salesperson or store owner. Once you know how long these alterations will take, schedule your next fitting to get a better idea of how your dress will actually look on your wedding day. 

Another pro tip: Bring the person (or people) who will be helping you get into the dress. Depending on how complicated it is, they may need a how-to tutorial! 

Any other pro tips?

  • Remember to set budget aside for alterations from the beginning! This extra cost could sneak up on you if you don’t plan ahead.
  • Don’t forget to sit down! Sounds silly, but while most of your day will be spent standing, walking and dancing - you’ll still need to sit for meals. Make sure you sit and move around in the gown to see if anything is uncomfortable.
  • Purchase a gown in a larger size than a smaller size. It’s always easier to make a gown smaller than it is to make a gown larger!
  • Check over all details during your fittings. Don’t be afraid to point out any imperfections - missing beading, pulling, etc. - after all, you’ll want your gown to be flawless!
While Dynasty Limousine caters to customers seeking transportation in all five boroughs, both counties, out to The Hamptons - our sister company helps make us your one stop shop for your upcoming nuptials. Our Village Bridal and Boutique, located adjacent to Dynasty Limo, carries all the attire a bride needs to complete the fairy tale wedding of their dreams! With multiple, experienced and professional seamstresses on premise at all times - you’ll be sure to receive the perfect fit. Contact us today for more information!