Friday, September 21, 2018

Bridal Bouquet Alternatives

Believe it or not, some brides aren’t a fan of flowers. Some even opt to carry nothing down the aisle on their big day. However, if you want to try something different on your wedding day, or aren’t a fan of plants, then here are some alternatives to carry with you:


Vintage Parasol

One of the hottest trends to replace flowers is to take a vintage parasol down the aisle! Of course, you might not want to carry an open parasol in an indoor venue (if you’re superstitious), but instead, this would be the perfect alternative for an outdoor wedding!

Not only will a parasol add a bit of retro elegance to your big day, but you won’t worry as much when placing it down — unlike a bouquet of flowers. Indeed, if you can’t find a vintage parasol, you can go online and find some inspired versions for a fraction of the cost!

Feathers

Another significant new wave trend for weddings is for a bride to carry a bouquet made of feathers! That’s right: feathers are the in-trend and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors/patterns that will blend with any wedding theme! Of course, the simplest way to obtain feathers (if you happen to create your own) is to visit your local craft store.

If you’re not sold on the idea of creating your feather bouquet for the big day, then you can indeed have one custom made by searching online. Not only will a feather bouquet last for the years to come, but it will also be an incredible statement piece at your wedding!

Lantern

Holding a wedding in the evening or at night? If that’s the case, then a lantern will do the trick! One of the best ways to acquire a lantern is to visit your local dollar store. From there, you can pick up a relatively inexpensive lantern and spray paint it any color you’d like. 

To keep your wedding lantern safe — especially if your flower girl and ring bearer will be carrying one, too — you can then opt for battery-operated flame-less candles. These will be the perfect way to create a little magic on your big day!

Looking for a beautiful dress for the big day? Stop by our Village Bridal & Boutique (attached to Dynasty Limousine) today! You’ll be amazed at the incredible gowns you can find, at wonderful prices!

For more information, please call (631) 587-2800! We can’t wait to see you soon and help plan for the big day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Groom’s Cake Ideas 2018

Ah, the wedding cake! Known to be a staple of any couple’s big day, it can certainly draw attention on its looks alone. However, if you’ve been reading the latest wedding trend news, Groom’s Cakes are an absolute hit on the big day!

Known to sit alongside your wedding cake, this little-baked good reflects the groom’s personality and is usually given as a gift from their spouse! If you’re not sure what to decide on for the design, then here are some great ideas:


Favorite Sport

Does your groom-to-be have a favorite sport? Whether they play basketball or are a die-hard baseball fan, there are plenty of sports-themed cakes to create. One of the most popular ideas is to have a cake creation in the shape of their favorite team’s mascot! Not only will this be the center of attention, besides your actual wedding cake, but the look on your groom’s face will be priceless!

Favorite Food

Of course, a cake is edible and considered food — but it’s nothing like a burger or a slice of pizza! If your groom-to-be is a "foodie," then a fun groom’s cake design can replicate their favorite meal. This can range anywhere from a t-bone steak to a bowl of pasta. No matter what your groom loves to eat (besides wedding cake), it will be a great creation!

Favorite Drink

Another great groom’s cake creation is to replicate your groom’s favorite drink — especially if it comes in a unique-shaped bottle! If your future husband like whiskey or bourbon, then you can have the cake shaped like the beverage — and even have the cake layers soaked in the drink, too (but make sure it’s only consumed by those that are 21+)! Now, if your guy loves wine, then a wine-bottle shaped groom’s cake will be a great statement piece!

Favorite Movie

Does your hubby like to recite their favorite movie lines? If that’s the case, then re-creating a character or famous scene from their favorite film will be the perfect groom’s cake! If your man has more than one film in their heart, then you can have a cake that will embody all of them — which will undoubtedly be jaw-dropping! No matter what you choose, we’re confident your groom will love his movie cake!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Pros and Cons of a Bridal Veil

When it comes to wedding dresses, the most iconic accessory is a veil. Whether this staple is made from diamonds or flowers, there’s a veil to go with any wedding and dress. Although most brides may feel as if this headpiece is necessary, it’s actually up to their discretion. If you’re not sure whether you want to don a veil, then here are some tips to known:


Pros of a Veil

A Statement Piece

One of the best features of a bridal veil is that it’s a timeless statement piece for a bride. You know exactly what we’re talking about, ladies: from Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday to Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride, the veil is a staple of wedding culture!

Of course, when it comes to your veil, the style is entirely up to you. From the length to the material it’s made out of, there are no rights or wrongs when it comes to this fashionable accessory! 

The Finishing Touch

Indeed, when you’re about to get married, most brides want that traditional “bridal look.” Of course, your dress will be the ultimate statement piece — but the veil is the finishing touch that most brides long for. When you put a veil on your head, it will be like the icing on top of the wedding cake; sweet and sentimental! 

When you visit Village Bridal, not only will we have an extensive array of fabulous and beautiful veils, but we also have a large variety of jewelry and accessories to bring your wedding veil dreams to new heights!

Cons of a Veil

Might be Annoying

If you’re not a fan of hair blowing around in your face, then a veil might be out of the question for you. Since a veil is made from a light, airy material, such as tulle, there’s a great chance that your headpiece will blow around on your big day — especially if you’re holding the ceremony outside.

Additionally, if you plan on showing off your fabulous bridal hair on the big day, then a veil will block your guests' view. Of course, veils can be trimmed to the desired length — but even the shortest of veils could get in the way, surprisingly.

An Additional Cost

When it comes to planning your wedding, the dress is typically the most expensive part of your budget. However, if you have a specific budget in mind, then a veil could usually run at a higher cost than expected. This will not only chip away at your dress budget — but you might feel as if you’d rather spend it all on your dress and not the veil.

No matter what you choose, we’re confident that you’re going to look stunning on your wedding day, with or without a veil! 

Looking for a beautiful dress for the big day? Stop by our Village Bridal & Boutique (attached to Dynasty Limousine) today! You’ll be amazed at the incredible gowns you can find, at wonderful prices!

For more information, please call (631) 587-2800! We can’t wait to see you soon and help plan for the big day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress

Besides The MET Gala, one of the most important days for a dress is your wedding! Sure, you might have your dream gown in mind — but sometimes it takes hard work and determination to find it. Of course, the process can seem a tad overwhelming — and that’s why we’re here to help! 


Find a Budget

First and foremost, before you go on the search for a dress, you’ll want to factor in your budget. Believe it or not, sometimes your dream gown can cost as much as a pre-owned car (we’re serious) which can throw you back down to square one. 

To find a budget that works best for you, go online and do your homework on wedding gowns. From famous brands to the lesser-known bands, don’t eliminate any dress in your sight — because you might be pleasantly surprised to see how much they cost. 

Once you secure an ideal budget, then it’s time to search for the dress of your dreams!

Searching for the Dress

When looking for your wedding dress, as mentioned before, you want to keep all options available. Sometimes, the gown of your dreams might not be comfortable to wear, or it could be sold-out. No matter what the reason may be, you always want to factor every gown you see into the equation! 

Before you purchase your gown, you’ll want to try on each gown you like, since it’s all about the perfect fit — and you may be surprised that a favorite dress of yours may not look as you hoped it would.

Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to head to a bridal shop, such as Village Bridal. Not only will our staff be able to accommodate your dress expectations, but we also offer in-house alterations, too! This will assure you that once you find the perfect gown, it will fit like a dream come true!

In addition to finding the perfect dress, Village Bridal will also be able to help you find the ideal bridesmaids gowns, shoes, accessories and more for your big day. These, of course, are just as important as your beautiful wedding gown — and will indeed be the icing on the cake (pun intended).

Looking for a beautiful dress for the big day? Stop by our Village Bridal & Boutique (attached to Dynasty Limousine) today! You’ll be amazed at the incredible gowns you can find, at wonderful prices!

For more information, please call (631) 587-2800! We can’t wait to see you soon and help plan for the big day!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Alternatives for a Wedding Cake

One of the most iconic pieces of any wedding is the cake. From extravagant wedding cakes to small wedding cakes, there’s a perfect baked confection for every couple that ties the knot!

While cake is traditional, some couples would rather not have a cake — either because they’re not a fan of the baked good or want to change things up. No matter the reason for a cake-less wedding, here are some sweet alternatives to check out:


Cupcakes

Still looking for something sweet for the big day? Look no further than wedding cupcakes! Of course, cupcakes are the tiniest version of a wedding cake — but they do not disappoint! When you opt for cupcakes, you have the option of having as many flavors as you’d like, in addition to a variety of different designs.

Cupcakes are the perfect solution for couples that want to keep their dessert on a budget while having a variety of options to choose from, too.

Donuts

Another great option to replace your wedding cake are some festive donuts! Whether you’re looking to have custom donuts that replicate your theme or some from your favorite donut shop, the possibilities are entirely endless — and undoubtedly delicious!

One of the best reasons why donuts make an excellent choice is that there are many ways to display them! From placing the donuts on a vertical pegboard to stacking them up in the shape of a cake, you can let your imagination (and sweet tooth) run wild with your fabulous wedding donuts!

Cake Pops

In search of a new wave idea that will get your guests talking? Why not have some custom cake pops on your big day! That’s right: the little cake creations that you see at your favorite coffee shop are making a significant impact in the wedding world!

Since cake pops are quite simple to make, you can either D-I-Y the process at your home — or you can have them made, professionally. No matter how you acquire your wedding cake pops, your guests will be in for a memorable treat!

Ice Cream Sundaes

Not a fan of anything cake-based? If that’s the case, then an ice cream sundae bar will be the best bet! From traditional sundaes to larger than life creations, the possibilities are entirely endless when it comes to making one of these delicious concoctions!

If you’re lucky, sometimes the venue you’re holding your wedding at will even offer this as a complimentary service, when you purchase a catering package!

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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Best Spots to Hold an Engagement Photoshoot

Nowadays, every monumental event is photographed. From a first birthday to a college graduation, each milestone has an image to document that it happened. However, in recent years, engagement photos have taken the world by storm — and some of the most popular have even landed a spot on national television, too!

If you recently got engaged and are looking to have a photoshoot, then here are some of the best places to do so:


The Spot You Met

One of the best places to hold an engagement photoshoot is the spot where you two met. Indeed, this could be a variety of locations — but it’s best to have the shoot in one location since it may be quite tricky (and expensive) to travel around with a photographer.

Of course, if you decide to take the photos on your own, then traveling around will be an absolute breeze. Indeed, if the first place you met was a store or restaurant, then you may need to ask for permission to shoot photos before you schedule a whole day centered around the location.

By the Sea

Another prime location for engagement photos is on the beach. Granted, no matter what time of the year it may be, your local beach is the perfect spot to document those lasting memories. One of the best places to start, if applicable, is on the boardwalk.

Once you acquire photos from there, you can then make your way into the sand, followed by the ocean (if you’d like). No matter what order you choose, your photos will certainly tell the tale of your engagement in the most stylish of ways!

At the Park

Looking to "spruce" things up, literally? If that’s the case, then visiting your local park will be another great spot to take your engagement photos! Of course, you can even pick a local preserve or garden to get the perfect shots!

When holding your engagement photoshoot at a park, you even have the opportunity to add some “scene” into the mix. What do we mean by that? Indeed, you can get creative and hold a faux picnic. This will not only be entirely memorable, but you’ll have an absolute blast while taking the photos!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Fall Wedding Tips 2018

Believe it or not, one of the most popular times to host a wedding is in the fall. From the bright colored leaves to the subtle hints of pumpkin spice, many different factors make an autumn wedding what it is: beautiful. If you’re planning a fall wedding or are hosting one in a few weeks, then here are some valuable tips to know:


Sudden Weather Change

Just like the summertime, autumn is known to have a pretty unpredictable forecast. Sure, you’ll get a rain shower every now and then — but sometimes the temperature can go from scorching hot to cold and breezy, within minutes. No matter what the forecast might be, it’s always important to be prepared. 

One of the best ways to prepare is to bring some blankets. Sure, it might be a tad unnecessary for an indoor wedding — but if you plan on hosting a ceremony outdoors on a cool, crisp autumn day, then it’s essential to keep your guests as comfortable as possible.

Commit to a Theme

Another essential autumn wedding tip is to commit to a theme. Of course, you can choose any theme you’d like — but if you want to keep the fall vibe going, then it’s best to plan accordingly. Unlike a summer wedding, a fall wedding will use hues of dark, rich tones (i.e., purple, crimson, burnt orange) instead of bright shades of blue and yellow. 

Indeed, one of the most important aspects are the flowers that you choose to decorate the space. Again, if you’re looking to commit to an autumn theme, then dahlias, lilies, chrysanthemums, to name a few, will be the perfect flowers to get that autumn vibe you’re looking for!

Make it Fun

Sometimes, a couple can plan a beautiful wedding — but may forget to add an element of fun into the mix. If that’s the case, then it’s essential to incorporate some fall fun on your big day, such as candy apples, candy corn and other treats that your guests will be sure to love. 

Now, if your wedding happens to fall on the week before Halloween (or not), you can even incorporate some fun masquerade masks at each table to heighten the fun. No matter what you choose, we’re confident that it will be a stunning, fun wedding! 

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 2018 Concerts on Long Island

As the summer sun sets, the summer concerts continue! : you have officially arrived — and we’re here to welcome you with open arms (and ears)! If you’re looking for some great entertainment on the Island this month, then you’re in luck. From Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater to The Paramount of Huntington, check out these great shows coming to a town near you:


Niall Horan, with special guest Marren Morris » TICKETS
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Location: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Time: 7pm

Looking for a fun night out with the entire family? Look no further than Niall Horan’s Flicker World Tour! Horan, formerly a member of One Direction, has taken the music world by storm with hits such as “Slow Hands,” “This Town,” “On the Loose,” and more!

Now, if you’re also a fan of Marren Morris, then you’re in for a treat: she’s touring with the pop sensation! From tunes such as “My Church,” “The Middle,” and “80’s Mercedes,” you’ll know them all — and will sing along! This is indeed a show not to miss!

Rick Springfield » TICKETS
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

One of the biggest heartthrobs of the eighties is coming to The Paramount of Huntington! That’s right: the legendary Rick Springfield will be performing hits such as “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Affair of the Heart,” “Jessie’s Girl,” and more! Not only will you be signing all night long, but you’ll indeed have an incredible time reminiscing about the good ‘ol days with Mr. Springfield!

Wayne Newton » TICKETS
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Location: NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Time: 8pm

Long Island, it looks like Las Vegas is coming to a theatre near you! Indeed, the city itself isn’t — but a piece of its history is: Wayne Newton! The legendary “Mr. Las Vegas” will be taking the stage at the historic NYCB Theatre at Westbury this month! From classics such as “Remember When” and “Only You,” to crooner classics such as “Mack the Knife” and “Summer Wind,” Mr. Las Vegas will sing all of these timeless songs that you know and love!

Robby Krieger of The Doors » TICKETS
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Location: The Space at Westbury
Time: 8pm

Are you a fan of The Doors? If that’s the case, then you can’t miss this opportunity to see the legendary Robby Krieger! Having been with the legendary band since the start, Krieger plays a variety of their essential hits, such as “L.A. Woman,” “Roadhouse Blues,” “Love Me Two Times,” and so much more. This will be the closest you’ll get to attending a Doors concert — and you’ll love it for sure!

Navigating through concert parking lots can be a pain — especially if people are tailgating. Once you’ve purchased your tickets, let Dynasty Limousine take care of your transportation needs! Contact us today 631-587-8500!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Breweries on Long Island to Know in 2018

Tired of trekking to the wineries on the weekend? Look no further than a local brewery! Home to some of the most delicious and unique craft beers, this will be the best alternative in the comfort of your local neighborhood! If you’re 21+ and not sure where to start, then we have some crafty (pun intended) suggestions to get the party started:


Great South Bay Brewery
Address: 25 Drexel Dr, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Located in the heart of the Great South Bay is this traditional Long Island staple. With an incredible tasting room that hosts 14 of their best beers on tap, this will definitely be the best way to find your new favorite beer (responsibly)!

If you’re not sure which beer you’d prefer, then you can always purchase a flight of beer — which will give you 4 glasses of any tap you’d like! If you’re a fan of Great South Bay Brewery’s legendary brews, then you can take a 32oz growler home with you or pick up a six-pack. No matter what you choose, this is definitely a great brewery to visit!

Blue Point Brewing Company
Address: 161 River Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772

Looking to get an in-depth look at one of the Island’s best brews? Look no further than the Blue Point Brewing Company of Patchogue. This brewery offers an incredible selection of the best beers on tap, and even offers brewery tours, too!

This is definitely the best hangout spot for friends (21+) looking to have a great drink and experience the art of how this beer is brewed! As an added bonus, there are three 5-oz samples included with your admission — which will help you decide on what type of beer you’d prefer!

Oyster Bay Brewing Company
Address: 36 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

In search of a brewery in a historical setting? Look no further than the Oyster Bay Brewing Company, located on the famed Audrey Avenue in this iconic town. Known as the premier hot spot for some of the latest and greatest brews, you’ll have a wonderful time at this brewery.

From televisions showing the latest sporting events to table games, you’ll love every ounce (pun intended) of this brewery — especially during the annual Oyster Festival, since it’s located in the center of the action!

Always play it safe and let us give you a ride to and from your destination! Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Speakeasies on Long Island 2018

The age of prohibition is back and better than ever! Of course, alcohol isn’t banned — but it’s quite a fun experience to wine and dine in an old-fashioned speakeasy! If you’re looking for a night out on the town and need a change of plans, then a visiting one of these “watering holes” will be the perfect, fun alternative:


The Founder’s Room at The Paramount
Address: 370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743

Looking for the ultimate speakeasy experience on Long Island? Look no further than The Founder’s Room at The Paramount of Huntington! This premiere spot is the perfect way to grab a drink, a meal and smile all in one place. Of course, this exclusive speakeasy is for members only — but if you happen to know a member, then you can be put on their guest list for a beautiful, Gatsby-esc time!

When you enter this speakeasy, remove your caps and enter the world of the 1920s with secret rooms, flappers, the dreamiest cocktails and a delicious array of food, too! When you become a member of this beautiful speakeasy, you’ll also be first in line for secret performances from well-known artists and more!

Charlotte’s Speakeasy
Address: 294 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Located at the famous Charlotte’s Frozen Yogurt on Main Street in Farmingdale resides an actual speakeasy from the 1920’s. That’s right: in addition to serving up a delicious dessert, Charlotte’s also serves up some incredible food and cocktails that will take you back in time with style! To enter this premiere speakeasy, you’ll have to visit their website, select the correct book on the homepage and discover the speakeasy password of the week.

Once you crack the code, visit Charlotte’s Frozen Yogurt, look for the secret bookshelf, state the password and you’ll then enter a world of entertainment. It’s indeed an experience like no other — especially since this spot was formerly a speakeasy back in the day. You’ll be enthralled by the atmosphere and the outdoor deck during the weekends!

Cork & Kerry
Address: 24 S Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

It seems that Rockville Centre is packed to the brim with incredible eateries, stores, and a speakeasy! If you’re looking to visit another unique spot, then Cork & Kerry is the place to be! While walking along the street, you’ll notice a home, with a twenties aesthetic. Although the house looks to be occupied (and advertises as a museum, too), it’s actually the speakeasy.

Once you walk up to the front door, twist the knob, and you’ll travel back in time to an incredible, authentic speakeasy. From the food to the guest mixologists, you’ll instantly fall in love with this home — well, a speakeasy that resides in this “home” on South Park Avenue.

Need a lift to a speakeasy? Play it safe and let us give you a ride to and from your destination! Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Best Spots to Play Mini-Golf on Long Island 2018

Looking for some plans this weekend? Why not go mini-golfing with your friends and family! That’s right: the classic entertainment staple has been around for decades and is more popular than ever before! If you’re looking for some of the best mini-golfing spots on the Island, then we have you covered with these picks:


Tick Tock Miniature Golf
Address: Rte 25, Greenport, NY 11944

Located in the heart of Greenport is Tick Tock Miniature Golf. This incredible spot is home to a wonderland of a course, with vibrant windmills, little villages and so much more. Not only will you and your friends have fun at this course, but you’ll definitely love how neat and quaint this little spot is!

Monster Mini Golf
Address: 410 Commack Rd C, Deer Park, NY 11729

Looking for a spooktacular time while mini golfing? Look no further than Monster Mini Golf of Deer Park! Known to be a family-friendly fright-filled golf outing, this indoor golfing range makes Halloween feel as if it’s every day.

Indeed, the golf course is covered with blacklight and neon statutes/wall paintings that come to life as you make your way around the course. It’s definitely a golfing experience like no other!

Sayville Falls Mini Golf
Address: 30 Hanson Pl, Sayville, NY 11782

One of the best spots to take up some mini golf is at Sayville Falls Mini Golf. Upon stepping onto the course, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how this course looks like a premiere golfing oasis in Florida! From the luscious greenery to the water features, it’s genuinely a mini-golfing course to attend not only for fun but for the scenery, too!

Bethpage Mini Golf
Address: 130 Hicksville Rd, Bethpage, NY 11714

One of the most timeless mini golfing parks on Long Island is Bethpage Mini Golf, located on the property of Batter Up Batting Range. This eighteen hole miniature golf course is the perfect game to play after having dinner at one of the many eateries on 107.

For only $7.50 a person, you’ll have an absolute blast playing on this course! Once you’re done playing, you can then visit one of the batting cages (in walking distance) and practice your batting skills! It’s definitely a fun time for all that attend!

Bayville Adventure Park Mini Golf
Address: 8 Bayville Ave, Bayville, NY 11709

Love a mini golfing adventure with a great storyline? Search no further than The Lost Treasure of Captain Blackheart Bay at Bayville Adventure Park (also known as Bayville Scream Park in the fall).

This fun golf course will transport you into the world of Captain Blackheart, taking you on a quest to find the lost treasure. If you’re up for the challenge, then this is definitely the best place to get your pirate golfing on, for sure!

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Iconic Spots on Long Island to Visit

Believe it or not, if you’ve lived on Long Island your entire life, it’s possible that you haven’t visited every “iconic” spot. Whether that be Montauk in the summertime or the Old Bethpage Village Restoration in the autumn, these various spots make the Island the beautiful, unique place that it is. If you’re looking for some spots to visit this season, then here are a few on our list:


Fire Island

One of the most significant places to visit in the summertime is Fire Island. Home to a world of incredible food, drink, entertainment, and rest, it’s a spectacle like no other. Of course, you can drive to the far end of Robert Moses State Park and walk on over — or you can make the trip simple by taking the Fire Island Ferry from any of the ports in Suffolk County.

No matter how you get there, you’ll fall in love with the scene upon walking on the planked walkways. From Kismet and Davis Park to Ocean Beach and Cherry Grove, every part of Fire Island is lovely and brings its own character. In short: Fire Island is the ultimate staycation getaway — and you may never want to leave!

The Hamptons

Looking to escape for the day in the lap of luxury? Look no further than The Hamptons. From Bridgehampton to Southampton, many different towns make this “magical” land what it’s known for luxury. Whether you’re looking for a place to eat or you’re looking for a small business to shop at, then The Hamptons will definitely be the place to visit.

Now, if you’re in the mood for some entertainment, then you’re in luck — since the Westhampton Beach, Performing Arts Center is open and ready for action! No matter what corner you turn in The Hamptons, you’ll be sure to love every square inch of these incredible towns!

Montauk

Of course, we just had to mention the most magnificent “gem” of Long Island: Montauk! Known as the end of the Island, this surfing/beach town is the indeed the grandest summertime spectacle around. From the famed Montauk Lighthouse to John’s Drive-In, there are many famous sights to see that you’ll be sure to love!

Not only will this be the ultimate beach/surf destination of your dreams, but it will definitely have the potential to become a summer tradition for you and your family in the years to come — if it isn’t already, that is!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Places to Shop on Long Island 2018

One of the best forms of unofficial cardio is shopping! From going to the mall to the local boutique down the street, there are many places to carry out this “hobby” on Long Island. Whether you’re looking to buy a new blender or a designer handbag, here are a few of the many shopping hot spots on the Island:


Americana Manhasset
Address: 2060 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030

Known as the most luxurious shopping experience on Long Island, Americana Manhasset brings the glitz and glam of Beverly Hills to your backyard! From Chanel and Herm├Ęs to Louis Vuitton and Gucci, the possibilities are entirely endless when it comes to finding luxury goods at your fingertips.

One of the most unique shopping experiences at “Americana” is at Hirshleifers, which is one of the most well-known independent department stores in the world. Known to have a variety of micro-stores such as Yves Saint Laurent and pop-up events such as a Hoorsenbuhs jewelry event, it’s indeed a one-of-a-kind deal that you won’t find anywhere else!

Walt Whitman Mall
Address: 160 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746

Looking for a shopping mall with historical roots? Look no further than Walt Whitman Mall of Huntington Station! Home to department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdale's and Lord & Taylor, this mall indeed has it all — especially for those who live in Suffolk that don’t want to trek to Roosevelt in Garden City.

In recent years, Walt Whitman added an incredible array of shops such as Lush Cosmetics, Build-a-Bear Workshop, and more, giving shoppers an astonishing variety of options when it comes to the ultimate shopping experience. What happens when you’re hungry? Well, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and eateries to check out such as California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Milito’s Restaurant and so much more!

Tanger Outlets of Riverhead
Address: 200 Tanger Mall Dr, Riverhead, NY 11901

What’s better than shopping at some of your favorite stores? Getting a discount at those stores! That’s right: one of the best places to score some great deals is at Tanger Outlets of Riverhead! Located right off of the 495, Tanger of Riverhead hosts two shopping quadrants which host an incredible array of stores such as Michael Kors, Yankee Candle, American Eagle and so much more!

If you happen to get hungry while strolling around, then there’s a food court, a Starbucks and various restaurants/eateries on the outskirts of the shopping center. No matter what side of Tanger you start on, you’ll be sure to have an incredible shopping experience for sure!

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Best Museums to Check out on Long Island

Looking to spend the day amongst beautiful pieces of art or learn the history of your town? When it comes to Long Island, there are an array of incredible museums that any individual, at any age, can enjoy and admire. If you’re looking to change up your plans, then here are some phenomenal spots to check out:

The Long Island Museum
Address: 1200 NY-25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790

When it comes to learning about Long Island’s history, there’s no better location than The Long Island Museum. This historical hotspot is home to the biggest selection of American history, famous works of art, and of course: carriages. Believe it or not, The Long Island Museum is home to the most extensive collection of horse-drawn carriages around — and it’s indeed a sight to see.

The Long Island Children’s Museum
Address: 11 Davis Ave. Garden City, NY 11530

In search of the most excellent place to bring your little ones for some fun? Look no further than the Long Island Children’s Museum of Garden City! Located down the road from Nassau Community College and Nassau Coliseum, this staple of Long Island culture is a beautiful place to bring your kids to learn, play and spend the whole day!

It’s entertaining for the whole family and will be a great place for laughs and photo-ops! Your child will definitely love this incredible spot with an astonishing array of interactive exhibits such as building, playing with bubbles, climbing and more!

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Address: Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Garden City, NY 11530

Located down the block from the Long Island Children’s Museum stands the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Known to be the source of all Long Island-based Grumman and Nasa history, this spot will be the perfect place to see how Long Island became the leader in aviation and space technology. In addition to transportation, this museum also hosts an IMAX theater, fun events such as the Chocolate Expo and more. It’s indeed a sight to see and be amazed!

Vanderbilt Museum
Address: 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721

Known to be a staple of Centerport is the Vanderbilt Museum, mansion, and planetarium. This home, formerly owned by William K. Vanderbilt II, hosts the biggest collection of marine specimens and natural history on Long Island. To dive further into the past (pun intended), you can roam around the museum, see these incredible collections of Mr. Vanderbilt, visit the planetarium and walk the museum grounds to explore the beauty of nature!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

What to Pack Before Driving Back to College

Parents, it’s that time of year again: sending your child back to college! Whether this is your child’s first year going away to school or in their senior year, there is an array of essentials that they must bring to feel more at home. If you’re not sure what to pack or what to buy, then here are some helpful tips to know:

Laundry Essentials
Believe it or not, it’s rather simple to forget the most essential of necessities. One of those being materials to help out with the laundry. From the laundry basket to the detergent to get them started, no corner should be overlooked when it comes to this pure necessity. If you’re looking to make the most out of this, then you can simply pack dryer sheets plus some other laundry essentials, such as clothes hangers.

Bedding Supplies
Sure, this might be the first thing that many college-bound students might think of first — but sometimes it’s simple to overlook the most essential details of bedding. Not sure that you’ll remember to bring everything with you? Here are a few essentials to keep in mind:

  • Pillowcases
  • Fitted sheet
  • Top sheet
  • Comforter
  • Extra pillows

Although these are the most important essentials, you can even take it up a notch and get a foam mattress topper — since let’s face it: most dorm mattresses are usually springs and can be uncomfortable.

Comfort Essentials
One of the best ways to make any dorm feel like home is to bring along some comfort essentials. This can range anywhere from picture frames with photos of friends and family, to some led string lights. No matter what your child decides on, the options are entirely endless. Before you start decorating the dorm, you want to make sure you know what the rules are — since sometimes dorms don’t permit anything to be hung from the ceiling or on the wall.

Chargers
Looking for the most overlooked feature in any dorm room? Chargers for electronic devices. From the cell phone charger to the laptop cable, there are a series of essential wires that your child should bring to college. Of course, if you’re afraid that they might lose them, then it’s necessary to visit your local electronics store and purchase a spare pair for their dorm room. This will help your child feel prepared and ready the next time they need to use their laptop or phone!

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 2018 Concerts on Long Island

Oh, August: you have officially arrived — and we’re here to welcome you with open arms (and ears)! If you’re looking for some great entertainment on the Island this month, then you’re in luck. From Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater to The Paramount of Huntington, check out these great shows coming to a town near you:


Jimmy Buffett » TICKETS
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Location: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Time: 8pm

Looking for to have the ultimate staycation right here on Long Island? Look no further than Jimmy Buffett’s annual summer show at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. Fins up, parrot heads — this is definitely the time to show off your love of all things tropical, and of course: Jimmy Buffett.

From the iconic tailgate party in the parking lot to the classic tunes of “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” and more, you’ll definitely have an incredible time celebrating the summer with Mr. Buffett himself!

Chicago + REO Speedwagon » TICKETS
Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Location: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Time: 7pm

It’s the summer moment you’ve been waiting for: singing along with your favorite bands! That’s right: Chicago and REO Speedwagon are hitting the road — and of course, they’re making a stop at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater! Known to have a series of timeless hits collectively, this is definitely a show you don’t want to miss.

From Chicago’s hits such as “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “If You Leave Me Now,” and more — you’ll feel a sense of nostalgia singing along to these hits! Let’s not forget about REO Speedwagon’s greatest hits, too, such as “Can’t Fight this Feeling,” “Keep on Loving You,” and so much more — you definitely don’t want to miss this show!

American Idol: Live! 2018 » TICKETS
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Location: The Space at Westbury
Time: 7pm

Do you have what it takes to be the next American Idol? No need to prepare your audition song, since you’ll get to see the latest season’s Top 7 finalists perform some of their favorite songs right before your eyes!

If you’re a fan of this show, then you’ll definitely love this line-up — which includes: Michael J. Woodard, Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, and Jurnee — with special guest performer Kris Allen, from Season 8! It’s definitely a must-see show for fans new and old of this timeless staple in popular culture! Who knows: you might even feel the need to audition for the upcoming season, after attending!

Smokey Robinson » TICKETS
Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Location: NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Time: 8pm

One of the most timeless singers on the face of the earth will be performing in Westbury this month! That’s right: Mr. Smokey Robinson is set to put on a phenomenal show at the famed NYCB Theatre (formerly the Westbury Music Fair).

If you’re looking to dance and sing to classics such as “Crusin’,” “Just to See Her,” “The Tears of a Clown,” and more — then this will definitely be the show to attend! You’ll be amazed at how incredible this legendary performer can take over a stage at 78 years old! There’s nothing better than a Smokey Robinson show, for sure!

Navigating through concert parking lots can be a pain — especially if people are tailgating. Once you’ve purchased your tickets, let Dynasty Limousine take care of your transportation needs! Contact us today 631-587-8500!

Monday, July 30, 2018

What to do if Your Car Breaks Down

Fact: sometimes a perfectly good vehicle can break down at the most random of times. Whether you have a 2018 Jeep or a 1992 Honda Accord, it’s possible that your means of transportation can give out. If you never had a vehicle breakdown, then here are some tips to keep in mind if it does, in fact, happen:

Remain Calm

One of the worst things anyone could do is panic. Whether your vehicle breaks down on the side of the road or it breaks down in the middle of the road, remain calm.

Clearly, there’s nothing you can do to prevent your vehicle from breaking down — but by taking precaution and preventive measures (i.e., oil changes, tire checks). Understand that it happens to the best of us.

Play it Safe

Before inspecting your vehicle from all angles, it best to always play it safe. For example, if you pull your car over to the side of the road, do not get out and inspect the side that’s facing the road.

There have been incidents where another vehicle swerved out of control, unfortunately slamming into the one that is pulled over. Just keep in mind: stay inside your vehicle until roadside assistance is there to help.

Know your Numbers

In the day and age of smartphone technology, drivers luck out when it comes to finding the nearest gas station, auto body shop or roadside assistance vehicle. Although you can always rely on a search engine (via your phone), it’s best to know your options for roadside assistance.

Before you dial any old number, it’s best to check what your insurance company provides to you. Some companies have a free roadside assistance program that will help you out in your time of vehicular need.

If your insurance company doesn’t offer that, then it’s best to weigh out your options and research well-known roadside companies who can help!

Carry Necessities 

Although the chances of your car breaking down in the desert are limited on Long Island, it’s always best to pack your vehicle with necessities.

Some of the most important are bottles of water, a first-aid kit, a blanket, a pillow and any other odds and ends that would help if your vehicle breaks down. It’s always best to be prepared (and ahead of the game) then have nothing at all.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

How to Prevent Car Sickness 101

Picture this: you’re on the open road, ready to start your vacation — and suddenly you feel sick to your stomach. No, you’re not coming down with the stomach virus, but rather car sickness. Nine out of ten travelers know how they hold up when it comes to motion induced car troubles. If you’re one of them, then here are some tips to follow:


Don’t Read

One of the easiest ways to get car sickness is when you read in a moving vehicle. Whether you’re reading a book or looking at a text message, just looking down, in general, will make you feel sick.

If you know you’re prone to this, then it’s best not to read or look at your phone. If there’s an urgent text message to look at, then you can either have another non-driving passenger read it or have a digital assistant (i.e., Siri) read it for you. This will be a much better alternative than you getting sick!

Reject Laying Down

Another way passengers are prone to get motion sickness is if they lay down or rest their head. Just like reading a book or phone, this is a surefire way to feel sick right away — regardless of how tired you are. If you feel the need to lay down, then it’s best to recline your chair.

If the chair isn’t able to recline, then it’s best to try and rest your eyes sitting upwards. This will not only help you stay afloat, but it will limit the possibility of growing a weak stomach while on your vacation voyage!

Sit Forward

Although this is a rarity for some vehicles, nowadays, it’s best always to face the direction that you’re traveling in. Granted, sometimes you might not have the option to do so — but when you do, always aim to go forward.

This is beneficial for those that get a headache or weak stomach since it will align your vision with what’s in front of you — leaving less room for you to get disoriented and sick.

Get Some Air

Feeling sick right away? Regardless of the season, it’s best to always have a source of cool, fresh air. Whether you blast the AC or open the windows in the vehicle, this will be a surefire way of getting out of your motion sickness.

Once you have an air source, you’ll then feel the noticeable difference and will feel as if your motion sickness is a subject of the past!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

What to Bring on a Road Trip

Ah, yes: road trips! One of the best times to hit the open road is during the summer! From a family vacation to Florida to going cross-country with some friends, no destination in the United States is too far when you’re driving there! If you’re looking to take a trip sometime soon, then here are some essentials to keep with you:


Snacks

The essential item (or items) to have with you are snacks! Whether it be a few bags of potato chips or a basket full of candy, nothing is off limits when it comes to snacks! Of course, if you’re looking to make some longer voyages throughout the day, then it would be best to bring a cooler to store some meals, such as sandwiches!

Water

Another essential item to bring with you is some water. Granted, you may have a water bottle with you already — but soon that will run out, and you might not be near a gas station.

The best solution is to buy a large number of water bottles and place them in a cooler with some ice. This will not only keep you hydrated throughout the voyage, but it will indeed be helpful when you need to quench your thirst!

First-Aid Kit

Afraid you might get a cut from a roadside stop? You’ll feel much better when you bring a first-aid kit with you! If you don’t have one of your own, then you can certainly make one on a budget!

First, you’ll want to get a zippered pouch, that is preferably waterproof. From there, visit your local pharmacy or dollar store, and pick up some band-aids, antibiotic ointment, headache medication and whatever else you deem will be necessary. Once that’s complete, you’ll be good to go!

Blankets and Pillows

Have some guests traveling with you in the back seat? If that’s the case, then it would be best to bring some blankets and pillows with you!

Of course, you don’t want these items to be too bulky — since they’ll take up too much room — but you can get a few thin throw blankets and some pillows to keep everyone comfortable!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Last-Minute Wedding Guest Cancellation? Do This.

Uh, oh: it seems that Aunt Mary can’t attend your wedding tomorrow. Of course, you’ll be devastated that she’s won’t be present for the big day — but it’s more devastating that you’ll have to pay for the empty seat since you already gave the headcount! Take a deep breath, and this is what you should do:


Take it Easy

The essential step when there’s a last-minute guest cancellation is to breathe. Granted, it’s not the greatest feeling in the world, because wedding planning is stressful enough — but, things do come up, and they are usually unplanned.

Of course, you’re not going to stop talking to your Aunt Mary, but you can take action to try and make up for the seat-less place setting. This is now your chance to speak to the venue and/or the caterer.

Talk it Out

Sometimes, it’s best to be upfront and honest, talking about the situation with the venue and/or the external caterer you’re using for the big day. Indeed, there is a possibility that you won’t be able to reduce the headcount for your big day — since many venues/caterers won’t allow changes in their contracts.

Since you’ll have to ultimately pay for this place setting, regardless of a guest being there, is to be proactive about the situation and weight out your additional options. One of the best? Inviting another guest to attend.

Seek Out Contacts

Not sure who you’ll get to replace Aunt Mary at your wedding? Take the time to search through your contacts and see who would like to be there that wasn’t initially invited, due to space/cost. This can range from the new neighbor across the street that you became friends with, to the co-worker who sits across from you.

No matter who you choose, just let them know the situation since not everyone is available to swing a wedding at the last possible minute. If you’re looking for any other alternative, then you can ask some of your guests to bring a plus one.

Add a Plus One

Have a guest attending that wasn’t initially told to bring a plus one? If that’s the case, you can extend the offer to them. Just like finding another guest to replace your Aunt Mary, you can let them know the situation and tell them that they’re able to bring a plus one.

If your guest opts in for a plus one, then you should contact the venue and/or caterer to let them know of the adjustment, for them to adjust some place settings around. It may seem like an impossible task, but they can certainly do the job with ease!

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