Imagine Lifestyles to display at For Pete’s Sake Golf Event

Imagine Lifestyles is scheduled to display at the 19th annual Peter R Bossow Jr Memorial golf tournament at the Commonwealth National Golf Club in Horsham PA.

We invite you to join us for a day of awesome golf, delicious food and exciting live and silent auctions items! Not a golfer? Join us for a delicious dinner of crab cake and filet, as well as complimentary beer, wine and cocktails.

Contact Ellen Vind if you have any questions, we hope to see you there!

Timeline:
Brunch- 9:30 AM
Shot Gun Start – 11:00 AM
Dinner and Awards – 5:00 PM

Venue: Commonwealth National Golf Club, Horsham, PA

If you are unable to attend this event, but wish to make a donation please CLICK HERE

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5 of the Most Luxurious Airport Lounges in the U.S.

By Luxury Mansion Rentals

Air travel can be a pleasure for travelers who have access to exclusive lounges within the airport. These are quiet, comfortable, and spacious, offering amenities not available in the terminal. Here are the three lounges across the US that offer the best in comfort and services.

1. Emirates Lounge, JFK, New York City

Revamped and re-opened in July 2018, this luxurious lounge in Terminal 4 is an oasis in the chaos. The lounge design is elegant and inviting, with private seating areas. Padded chairs with pillows line the windows facing two east end runways.

The lounge accommodates 216 guests, which is ample for the number of business and first class passengers who use the lounge on any given day. A business center in the middle of the lounge has four computers and a printer.

High speed internet is free, and the lounge is stocked with a variety of reading materials. The bar offers a wide range of fine wines and champagne and premium spirits. The buffet serves expertly prepared Arabic, Far Eastern, Western, and vegetarian dishes. Massages are available. Passengers boarding at gate A6 board the aircraft directly from the lounge.

Business and first class passengers and Gold and Platinum Skywards elites traveling on Emirates or Quantas have complimentary access. Other passengers traveling on Emirates can purchase a day pass for $100.

2. Centurion Lounge, San Francisco International Airport

The airport lounges in American Express’s Centurion network are consistently good. Men’s Journal named the San Francisco Centurion Lounge as one of the world’s most luxurious. At check-in, guests are offered L’Occitane toiletries kits. The lounge has ample, comfortable seating, shower suites, and fine dining with seasonal foods prepared under the direction of a master chef. Meals are cooked in-house. Snacks and beverages are always available.  The bar serves premium spirits, and a complimentary wine card entitles guests to five pours of Northern California wines.

The main seating area has comfortable chairs and sofas arranged in conversation groups that accommodate various numbers of guests. Electrical outlets are near each chairs. A workstation is well lit, and the family room is soundproof. A TV nook has sofas and chairs and a large, flat screen TV. The TV noise is confined to this area. Monitors around the lounge display gates and departure times. In a quiet, secluded, dimly lit room, guests can turn two chairs into a makeshift bed. Individual work spaces include high speed wifi.

Access to Centurion airport lounges requires a Platinum, Business Platinum, or Centurion card. If you have a different American Express card, a one-day pass is $50. You may bring two guests.

3. Delta Sky Club, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta

The Delta Sky Club in Atlanta gives travelers more than a quiet respite from airport chaos. It also has an outdoor sky deck. On this large patio, guests relax with drinks and watch planes take off and land.

Delta’s Master Sommelier curated a wine selection that is featured at a unique wine wall. Guests can request a taste, a glass, or a flight of wines. A wine ambassador helps guests select the perfect wine for their taste. Complimentary cocktails and craft beers are also served.

For dining, chef-inspired Southern fare includes locally sourced foods for soups and salads, breads exclusive to Delta Sky Club, pastas, and more. A full breakfast is available with locally baked bagels. Drinks and snacks are served throughout the day.

Art showcases work from emerging artists and local galleries and includes works inspired by the Atlanta area. Seating is comfortable and most seats have power outlets. Wifi is free, and reading material is abundant. TVs play at low volume. “Window cubes” provide quiet places to relax or to work.

Lounge access requires an international or transcontinental first class ticket, elite status with Delta, or an American Express Platinum or Centurion card.

4. United Global First, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago

United Airlines’ newly renovated premium lounge is one of most exclusive. It is small but posh. Arne Jacobsen Egg chairs are perfect for lounging. The food is expertly prepared to suit international tastes. The champagne is Veuve Clicquot. Showers have heated floors and towel racks. On request, clothes are pressed and mended. At departure time, guests use a private exit that opens right at their gate.

This lounge is an elite, invitation-only club for travelers in United’s Global Services Program who accumulate hundreds of thousands of miles annually. Day passes are not available.

5. Private Suites, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Domestic and international passengers can experience the epitome of airport service in this exclusive lounge that is located in a separate terminal.  Guests arrive in a secure, private, gated parking area with valet service. A personal host greets each guest and guides him through the terminal’s private no-line TSA screening area and into a private suite. The suite includes comfortable seating, a large bathroom, a daybed, and a food service pantry with an extensive array for food and drinks. Toiletries and travel products such as headsets are provided. At departure time, guests are driven directly to their aircraft in luxury cars.

The Suites are open to members and nonmembers willing to pay a hefty fee in the thousands for this ultra luxurious airport service.

If you find yourself with too much time between flights while on your way to your luxury mansion rentals, Airbnb, or hotel, check out the exclusive lounges in your terminal. Even if you do not have the required ticket, points, or loyalty card, many lounges will give you a day pass for $50 to $100. Comfortable seating, gracious surroundings, a hushed atmosphere, and great food will make it money well spent.

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Head back to school in style with Imagine Lifestyles

Summer has come to a close and it is time to head back to school, and this year Imagine Lifestyles wants to help you show up in style. Imagine the look of shock on your teachers face as our chauffeur opens the door of our Rolls Royce for you. What will the other students say when they see you pull up in a Lamborghini like a boss? What better way to start off the year than with a fresh look, and a fresh ride.

Imagine Lifestyles is offering two amazing specials for the month of September 2018.

  • Save 20% off all chauffeur services
  • Exotic car rentals, Book two days and get the third day free (mid-week only)!!

With these awesome opportunities you can be the talk of the town without having to break the bank. Call us today to reserve your vehicle 866.436.3514 or email [email protected]

The Fine Print:

  • Must be 21 or older to rent or drive
  • Must provide insurance and security deposit for all rentals
  • Offer valid only to services booked for the month of September 2018
  • New customers only, must mention this ad while booking
  • Chauffeur service must be paid in full prior to start of service
  • Car rental free day only available Tuesday – Thursday
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The Jet-Setter’s Guide to Luxury Travel Rewards Cards

Travel rewards can do much more than save you a ton of money. They can also provide ludicrously luxurious benefits suites for the individual who is always on the move, jumping from country to country, visiting new cities on a regular basis. Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a jet-setter? Are you someone who regularly stays in hotels? Then a travel rewards card could most definitely be worth your consideration. In this article we look at two of the most top-tier luxury travel cards and the insane benefits (and potentially more insane annual fees) that come with them; The American Express Platinum and the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

American Express Platinum Card

With an extravagant suite of rewards and benefits (and literally being made out of metal) the Amex Platinum Charge Card is the definition of luxury. However luxury comes at a cost, that cost being specifically $550 per year. In order to offset this cost, you will need to spend roughly $8000 per year earning 5 points per dollar. However, if you utilize the full suite of benefits it will cost you less to break even and allow you to get more value than you paid for. Let’s take a look at this card in detail.

 

Rewards

 

  • 5x Membership Rewards points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel

  • 5x Membership Rewards points per dollar on eligible hotels booked through amextravel.com

  • 1x Membership Rewards point per dollar on all other purchases

  • Signup bonus: Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $5000 on purchases in the first 3 months

 

Rewards Redemption Methods

 

  1. Normal redemption methods (flight, hotel reservations, gift cards): up to 5% cash back equivalent

  2. Statement credit: up to 3% cash back equivalent

  3. Point transfer to frequent traveler program: highly variable cash back, equal to 7%+ in some cases

 

The rewards of the Platinum card are tailored for jet-setters and intrepid travelers — those who regularly find themselves jetting off on flights and staying in hotels. If you are the jet-setting type, the rewards suite of the Platinum Card could be hugely valuable.

 

The holder of this card can get up to 5 points on the dollar on the travel expenses stated above, which can equate to up to 5% cashback through normal redemption methods. If you transfer your points to frequent traveler programs you can receive even more value, potentially being upwards of 7% cash back.

 

The Platinum Card also comes with a substantial signup bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points if you spend $5000 in the first 3 months. If you were to redeem your points normally, that would equate to around $600, which can cover your first year’s annual fee.

 

Amex Platinum Card Benefits Suite

 

The best value you can derive from the Platinum Card is not actually from its rewards, but rather its vast and lavish benefits suite. It is also entirely possible to negate the $550 annual fee through benefits alone. Being a luxury travel rewards cards, the Platinum Card benefits are bespoke for the intrepid traveler and can bring them massive value. The list of the Platinum Card benefits is both long and varied. This summary contains what we deem to be the most valuable benefits to the modern-day jet-setter.

  • Unrivaled airport lounge access – Platinum cardholders get access to over 1000+ airports in 120+ countries. There is also the option to bring 2 guests.

  • A personal 24/7 concierge – Platinum holders have access to their own personal concierge who can carry out a range of non-emergency tasks, including organizing show tickets and restaurant reservations.

  • $200 airline fee credit – Each year a Platinum Card holder can receive a $200 statement of credit in fees for one airline of the cardholders choosing. These fees include items such as baggage fees or on flight meals and drinks.

  • $200 in Uber credit – Card holders will receive $15 credit for Uber each month, except December in which $35 credit will be given. These Uber credits can be used for both Uber and UberEATS.

  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Precheck – Global Entry and TSA Precheck are programs that offer expedited screening at airports. A cardholder can choose one of these programs and Amex will refund the fee. The fee is $100 for Global Entry and $85 for TSA Precheck.

  • The Fine Hotels & Resorts Collection – If you book a stay of 2 nights or more through the Hotels Collection website you will get additional benefits. These benefits can include room upgrades, daily breakfasts for two, $75 credit for eligible charges upon checking out and more.

  • Membership Experiences Entertainment Access – This service provides pre-sale tickets to a variety of sports, music, cultural events and access to exclusive bespoke events.

 

The Bottom Line

 

It is clear that the Amex Platinum Card was designed for the modern day jet-setter. With jaw-dropping rewards and benefits but a lofty $550 annual fee, it is clear that this is not a card for everyone. Do your homework and figure out if you can make this card put cash back in your pocket rather than taking it away.

Chase Sapphire Reserve

Like its Amex competitor, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is top-tier metal travel rewards card, designed for the jet-setting lifestyle. It also carries significant dining rewards, so if you find yourself wining and dining on your travels this card could be a fantastic addition to your wallet. While not as high as the Amex Platinum, the Sapphire reserve still has a considerable annual fee at $450 per year. However, if you spend more than $3,300 on travel per year, this card can help you recuperate this annual fee and save money. Let’s look at a breakdown of the Sapphire Reserve.

 

Rewards

 

  • 3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar on all travel (airfare, hotels, car rentals, taxis, etc.)

  • 3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar on dining

  • 1x Ultimate Rewards point per dollar on all other purchases

  • Signup bonus: 50,000 points for spending $4000 in the first 3 months

  • Referral bonus: 10,000 points for each friend you refer who gets the Sapphire Reserve card (up to 5 a year)

 

Rewards Redemption Methods

 

  • Ultimate Rewards travel portal: When points are redeemed through this portal Chase gives 50% point bonus, equating to 1.5 cents a point.

  • Transfer to travel partners: Cardholders can transfer points at a rate of 1:1 to a number of travel partners.

  • Statement credit: If points are claimed as a statement credit, a cardholder will receive 1 cent per point.

  • Gift cards: Point values can differ, but it is generally 1 cent per point or less.

  • Pay with Points with Chase Pay: Points can be used at certain merchants like Amazon, but cardholders will only receive 0.8 cents per point.

 

Similar to the Amex Platinum, The Sapphire Reserve rewards are geared towards the intrepid traveler with 3 points per dollar on all travel-related purchases. However, unlike its competitor, the Sapphire Reserve also comes with a significant dining rewards rate at 3 points per dollar on eating out. Generally, the best rewards redemption method is through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal, as this will give you a 50% bonus, which equates to 1.5 cents per point. This effectively means you will be earning 4.5% cashback on the 3% categories through this method.

 

The signup bonus is also substantial. If you redeem the 50,000 bonus points through the Ultimate Rewards Portal, this will equate to $750.

 

It should be noted that while the Sapphire Reserve may not provide as high cash back rate as the Amex Platinum on travel it is far broader in what it can encompass. It offers rewards on all general travel expenses. The Amex Platinum is more limited in how you can earn points, as to earn points you need to book travel arrangements in certain ways.

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Benefits Suite

 

As with most luxury travel cards, the star of the Sapphire Reserve show is the incredible benefits suite. The Sapphire Reserve comes with a wide array of benefits including but not limited to:

 

  • $300 Annual Travel Credit – This is an annual travel credit that can be applied to any travel related expenses.

  • Visa Infinite Concierge – This gives cardholders a personal assistant, to assist with non-emergency related requested, such as dinner reservations, event tickets and travel plans.

  • Priority Pass Select Membership – Cardholders get access to over 1000 airport lounges worldwide.

  • Luxury Hotel & Resorts Collection – If you book a stay of 2 nights or more through the Hotels Collection website you will get additional benefits. These benefits can include room upgrades, daily breakfasts for two, $75 credit for eligible charges upon checking out and more.

  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Application Fee Credit – Both of these services offer expedited screening at airports. Chase will refund the application fee for one of these programs.

  • Special Car Rental Privileges – This benefit offers perks at car rental companies such as rental upgrades, discounts, and frequent promotional offers

  • Chase Experiences – This provides cardholders with access to bespoke sports, entertainment and dining events, as well as travel opportunities.

 

The Bottom Line

If you fancy yourself as a jet-setter and gourmand, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is definitely worth a consideration with its substantial rewards in both dining and traveling. It is easily one of the best all-purpose travel cards on the market. As with all luxury travel rewards cards, the significant annual fee is something that has to be contemplated. However, if you utilize the benefits as much as possible, it is easy to offset the annual fee and profit from keeping this card in your wallet.

Comparing the Platinum Card and the Sapphire Reserve Card

 

Both the Platinum Card and Reserve Card are formidable opponents in the travel rewards card category. However, there are some notable differences between both that should be factored into your decision making. There is no clear winner in this bout, but there are areas where one card shines over the other

American Express Platinum Advantages

 

The Platinum Card has a number of superior benefits to the Reserve card, most notably the wider array of airport lounges, elite hotel status, and the $200 Uber credits.

 

The Amex Platinum Card is more limited in scope than the Sapphire Reserve in terms of travel rewards, but it has the potential to be more rewarding. You are able to earn the equivalent of 5% cash back on flight and hotels booked on AmexTravel.com  when regular redemption methods, or potentially 7% plus cash back through points transfers. Both these rates beat the Sapphire Reserve rates.

Chase Sapphire Reserve Advantages

 

While the Amex Platinum has a higher travel cash back rate, its rewards program is more finicky as it centered around the Amex Travel Service. It only provides its 5x rate when booking travel through the Amex Travel Service portals. On the other hand, the Sapphire Reserve travel rewards category encompasses all travel related expenses put on the card.

 

The Reserve has a lower annual fee of $450, $100 less than the Platinum’s lofty $550. The Reserve’s annual travel credit also trumps the Platinum’s, being $300 ($100 higher than the Platinum’s annual travel credits). The Reserve Card travel credits can also be used for effectively any travel expenses instead of just fees on one airline.

 

If you regularly dine out, the Reserve can provide significantly better rewards than the Platinum, as it earns 3 points per dollar on dining expenses.

 

The Reserve’s sign-up bonus also provides a better deal, offering 50,000 points when you spend $4000 in the first 3 months. This equates to $750 when points are redeemed through Chase’s travel portal compared to the Platinum’s bonus points, equating to $600.

 

With excellent credit and a large income required, it is clear that these two cards are not for everyone. They were designed with the international jet-setter in mind. With great rewards and insane benefits, either of these luxury travel cards can make a fine addition to an intrepid travelers wallet. Even if money is not your primary concern, it is worth studying the benefits of these cards and getting maximum value for the huge annual fees attached to both cards.

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Yacht Justine now sailing from Jersey City

Private Charter Yacht “JUSTINE” has moved to Downtown Jersey City!

We are now sailing from the convenient, central location of Liberty Harbor Marina in downtown Jersey City. This location has onsite parking much closer to the yacht, nearby world-class dining and entertainment, and a calm, picturesque harbor. Pickup and dropoff locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn remain unchanged.

Please reserve Fall Foliage tours early! September and October are prime months for private cruises of the Hudson Valley and scenic Palisades. Full-day and overnight cruises include Bear Mountain, West Point, historic Kingston, Storm King and Beacon Art Centers. Key weekends and docks fill up early!

Justine is a 97ft luxury charter yacht offering private cruises for 2-12 guests. Call us today to schedule your luxury cruise 1-866-436-3514

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One-off Lamborghini Concept S to be Auctioned at RM Sotheby’s

A rare example of Lamborghini’s ability to think outside the chassis will be up for grabs this August through RM Sotheby’s: The one-off Lamborghini Concept S car. The car is a dramatic slice of what the Lamborghini Gallardo is capable of, featuring two cockpits, divided and with an open top layout–much like the Lamborghini Aventador Flying J model.

 

Lamborghini Concept S

 

The Lamborghini Concept S proved that the Gallardo was not just a predictable machine but was a machine capable of reinventing its form time and again. Perhaps that is why the Gallardo served as the flagship model for so many decades. 

The Lamborghini Concept S at a glance:

  • Designed by Luc Donckerwolke, this concept made its debut at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show
  • Chassis 001 packs a 5.0-liter V10 engine producing 500 horsepower
  • 2-door roadster body style with dynamic separated cockpit, called “sauté-vent” windscreens
  • 4×4 on-demand system engages the front automatically in the event that the rear slips. Semi-automated 6-speed transmission
  • Total curb weight is 3,200 pounds that can be catapulted from not to 60 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds and reach 100 miles per hour by 4.3 seconds. Top speed is an estimated 202 miles per hour.

Lamborghini Concept S

The Lamborghini Concept S Backstory

A limited production run was planned for the Lamborghini Concept S, though this ended up being the only example crafted. It has since been kept by a single owner and has been shown at many exotic vehicle gatherings, including Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is fully operational and street legal with just 180 kilometers on the odometer. RM Sotheby’s estimates that the Concept S will change hands for $2-$4 million dollars on November 18th, 2015 in Manhattan. It will be the first car to hit the block in an event featuring 30 illustrious lots.

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Unveiling the 2019 Lamborghini Urus

What happens when you combine the soul of an Italian super sports car and the functionality typical of an luxury SUV? You get the 2019 Lamborghini Urus. Unveiled in December 2017, this exclusive super sports utility vehicle out performs any other on the market. Though the Urus is a significant departure from the usual Lamborghini models (i.e. The Huracan, Aventador, and Gallardo), it is not the first ever SUV from the company. That would be the LM002 released in 1986. Its creation is meant to broaden the brand’s typical customer base attracting families, millennials and women as well as maintaining its loyal clientele.

Quick Specs for the 2019 Lamborghini Urus SUV

  • Starting price $200,000
  • 4.0 Liter Twin Turbocharged V-8
  • 641 HP
  • 8 Speed automatic transmission with paddle shift
  • Top Speed 190 MPH
  • 0-60MPH 3.5 seconds

Imagine Lifestyles was recently invited to The Kimmel center in Philadelphia to witness the official unveiling of this luxury SUV. With our eyes set to add the Lamborghini Urus to our fleet of luxury and exotic rental vehicles in New York we could not turn down the opportunity to see it in person. Besides, who wouldn’t want to go party with the folks from Lamborghini? Check out the video below to see what the event was like, if you enjoy it be sure to subscribe to Tom’s channel so that you can keep getting updates about the latest and greatest vehicles, and everything happening at Imagine Lifestyles.

Imagine Lifestyles should be getting the new Lamborghini Urus rental New Jersey some time in the next few months. Call us today for more information and to schedule your rental so that you can be one of the first to drive this super exclusive luxury SUV. The reservations are sure to come in quick once this rubber hits the road, and if the Urus isn’t your cup of tea maybe you would prefer its younger brother the Lamborghini Huracan.

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Festivals of Speed will be coming to Orlando FL December 2nd 2018

The 13th Annual Festivals of Speed at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is set for Sunday, December 3, 2017. The luxury lifestyle display will showcase over 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury brands. The Festivals of Speed show field has become known for its unique diversity, showcasing both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models placed for display amongst the splendor and hospitality of the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Guests will experience automotive designs by Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren, and more and while enjoying fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, cigar lounge, on site cafes, smooth jazz in the gardens, and luxury brands.

Staged inside an actual aircraft hangar guests will enjoy premium brand open bars serving vibrant craft cocktails with fine wines & unique spirits. In addition, brand ambassadors will be offering samples of rare boutique spirits, including bourbons, scotches & more. For the wine enthusiast, there will be a wide variety of fine wines offered for tasting. Culinary pursuits will include a selection of sumptuous-themed food displays from local well known restaurants and our award winning catering team. Culinary offerings are too much to list but here is an example of the chef attended stations, Asian station, Italian station, Classic American cuisine station, Dessert station and many others. The reception will host a fabulous display of exotic cars, custom motorcycles, race boats, vintage and contemporary aircraft and luxury brands. As for entertainment a live band will play throughout the evening.

This exclusive VIP only section will feature a fabulous culinary display and premium brand open bars. Culinary offerings are too much to list here but include, Roasted Tomato soup, Mediterranean salads, Garlic roasted Pork Loin with creamy herb polenta, Salmon ratatouille with basil oil, Tagine style chicken with olives, lemons and Tomato, artisan breads and butters, French pastries, exotic coffee, teas and more. VIP tickets can be purchased on their website and are limited in quantity. 

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Excellence Playa Mujeres room tour Excellence Club private swim up room

My wife and I just returned from celebrating our ten year anniversary at the Excellence Playa Mujeres and we were thrilled with our accommodations from beginning to end. When we arrived at the property the staff greeted us by saying “Welcome Home’ and that is exactly how we felt, only our home is nowhere near as beautiful! The customer service was exceptional at every step, with friendly smiles everywhere and people to attend to our every desire. At one point after swimming in the ocean a staff member came up just to clean our sunglasses, we were floored.

I have posted a video tour on youtube of our room accommodations.

The room was spacious and comfortable. The bed was clean and comfortable. The mini-bar was well stocked and the in-suite hot tub was a good size, and I’m 6’4″.   Room service was slow at times and of lesser quality and limited selection as compared to the restaurants. The restaurants provided ample selection for a 7-10 day stay, and the quality of food was very good. I will say that the Indian cuisine did seem a bit less than authentic.

Overall we were very happy during our stay at Excellence Playa Mujeres, and we would be happy to stay at an Excellence property again in the future.

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Black is the New White

It’s a scene as old as time, people are cheering, rice is flying through the air, and the bride and groom pause for just a moment before stepping into a luxury car to be whisked away. While that car is important, the focus is still on the bride, the groom, and of course her lovely white dress. Perhaps this is why more and more wedding planners have shifted to booking black luxury cars instead of white ones, so that the focus can remain where it belongs.

Weddings are often a celebration of purity, the purity of true love, the bond of the marriage, and the solitude of this newly formed relationship. Traditionally the bride will don a lovely white dress, which further symbolizes the purity of her intentions. As the rest of the wedding falls into place people have selected other white colored items in hope of completing a theme of color for the day. Recently however, it has been noticed that this can be a mistake, especially when it comes time to select a getaway vehicle.

Vehicles used in weddings have a unique role, not only do they transport the newly wed bride and groom from one location to another, but they act as a character of the wedding itself. The getaway car will end up being the backdrop of pictures that will hang on the walls of homes for years to com, and be posted all over social media sites. While the car should be beautiful in its own right, it would be amiss for it to take your focus away from this couple in love. If the vehicle parked behind the lovely white dress is black, as opposed to white, it can provide a beautiful contrast that makes the bride pop into the foreground of every picture.

A black colored luxury sedan or suv also has the added benefit of matching the current style trends that you see on the road today. From Jay-Z to Gerard Butler celebrities everywhere have chosen black cars for their day to day travel. As you drive around locally it seems that you can count 4 or 5 black cars for every white one that you see. There is no questioning that the classic look of a black luxury car is definitely “in” right now, and the same should apply for your wedding. If you do not have a black luxury car of your own then Request A Quote from Imagine Lifestyles and we can provide you with a luxury rental for the day, or even a chauffeur service so the newlywed couple can sit back and relax.

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