Archive for August, 2010

Take a Limo to One of These Must-See NYC Art Shows This Fall

August 27, 2010

Visit the Luhring Augustine in a NYC limo this fall to see pieces like this by Pipilotti Rist.

Fall is coming, which means a new batch of must-see NYC art shows will be moving into the galleries. Get some friends together, grab a few bottles of wine and plan a fun, sophisticated night out on the town in NYC in a luxurious limo. Have the chauffeur take you to two or three of these shows suggested, by Time Out New York, and experience the beautiful artistic creations in style.

Gerhard Richter, “Lines Which Do Not Exist” at the Drawing Center will be opening on September 11, 2010 until November 18. Although the artist, Richter is known for his paintings, he’s also explored other art forms including drawing. This will be the first time in the U.S. that 50 of his works on paper are being gathered together in survey form. Enjoy the abstract compositions in graphite, watercolor and india ink as well as the interesting arrangements and displays.

“50 Years at Pace” at the Pace Gallery will open on September 17, 2010 until October 23. Enjoy modern and contemporary art that explores the Pace Gallery’s 50 years in business. Everything from late Picasso to Willem de Kooning and Jean Duffet will be on display at Pace’s four locations. The exhibition also offers a guided audio tour of the Pace Gallery for free.

Pipilotti Rist, “Heroes of Birth” at Luhring Augustine will open September 11, 2010 until October 23. Rist is a video artist but her work is definitely not limited to a movie screen. She’s transformed the floor into a work of art with her in-floor projection Selbstlos im Lavabad as well as turned Museum of Modern Art’s Marron Atrium into a brightly colored wonderland. Her latest exhibition includes video as well as other elements such as Rist-designed wallpaper and a chandelier made from a metal skeleton.

Think you can fit more than three art shows in one night? Or maybe you just want to see what other hot shows are opening soon. Before you rent your limo, check out this guide at NewYork.TimeOut.com in depth and decide for yourself which NYC shows sound the best.

Traveling to Connecticut? Follow These Tips for Renting a Limo

August 20, 2010

Instead of driving to Connecticut for the weekend, arrive in style in a Cadillac Escalade limo like this one.

Going to Connecticut for a business meeting or a weekend vacation? Save the hassle of driving and rent a limo instead. Never considered renting a limo? We have a few tips to follow, so you’ll be sure to rent the right limo for the occasion that you and your guests will enjoy.

First you must decide on the type of Connecticut limo. Do you want a standard stretch, super stretch, SUV, Hummer, Escalade, Party Bus or Rolls Royce? Also think about what color you want. Limos usually come in black or white, but Five Towns Limo has Hummers in pink and also in yellow. The number of passengers you have might be the decision maker because certain limos hold only a certain amount of passengers. For instance, if you have 6-10 passengers you will want to choose between the Lincoln Town Car limo and the Chrysler 300c luxury limo. However if you have a larger party, such as 12-26 people you’ll be deciding between the Hummer limo and the Cadillac Escalade limo.

When you call to inquire about renting a limo, remember that you get what you pay for. If you call a few different limo companies and one has a significantly lower hourly rate, it probably means the limos are older and they may be run-down. It’s a better idea to pay the extra $5-15 in order to make sure your limo is in great condition and your driver is professional. Sometimes if you are renting more than one limo in or traveling to Connecticut, you may be able to get discounts on the second vehicle, so make sure you ask.

Other things you should think about before choosing a limo service in Connecticut is how long the company has been in businesses and whether they have positive testimonials from past clients. If they do, it’s a good chance that they’re reliable and professional and you’ll be satisfied with their service.

Find out how big the company’s limo fleet is as well as whether the limos have A/C or heat in the passenger area. Also think about how long you need the limo for and find out if there are minimum hour requirements. Another good question to ask is if gratuity included in the final price. After all of these questions are answered, ask if you can make an appointment to come see the limo you’ll be renting in person before you make a final commitment. This will ease your mind that you won’t have any unfortunate surprises the day of the event.

While you’re visiting, check out what the limo drivers are wearing. Some companies have a standard uniform while others do not. The appearance of the driver is just as important as the appearance of the limo, so make sure the drivers appear professional and clean-cut.

After you’ve decided on a limo company that meets all of your requirements and asked all the appropriate questions listed above, you should be ready to make a commitment and reserve a limo. The day of the event, rest assured that you’ve chosen the right limo company and now after all of your hard work and research, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the limo ride.

Attend NYC Fashion’s Night Out in a Fabulous Luxury Limo

August 13, 2010

Rent a luxury NYC limo for this year's Fashion's Night Out.

According to NYDailyNews.com, next month, Fashion Week will take over all five NYC boroughs for a night with over 1,000 stores staying open late for special events, shopping and shows. The second Fashion’s Night Out will take place on September 10 and for the first time runway shows will be at Lincoln Center rather than Bryant Park.

Vogue editor, Anna Wintour first came up with the idea for Fashion’s Night Out last year to promote the industry and spark sales around the city. This year, in conjunction with Fashion’s Night Out, the largest fashion show ever will be taking place at Lincoln Center on September 7, with over 200 top models walking the runway to show off the hottest fashions of the upcoming fall season. The show is a result of a collaboration between Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the city of New York.

NYC Fashion’s Night Out will definitely be a night to remember and because of it’s huge success last year, this year will be even more popular. Start making plans now by getting a group of friends together and renting a NYC limo for the night. Make reservations at a glamorous NYC restaurant and then feel like a celebrity arriving to the event in style. Tickets for the September 7 fashion show will go on sale soon and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the New York City AIDS fund.

For more information about NYC Fashion’s Night Out read the full article. To book your luxury limo from Five Towns, visit the Web site or call for a free quote, 516-374-2545.