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Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Planning a Yacht Party: Not As Hard As It Sounds

I have been lucky enough to step foot on a yacht at least one time, but I have to say, that night was completely unforgettable. While I went with a large group of people at an event in Washington, D.C., private yachts can be rented for almost any and every occasion. If you’re like me, you might have thought that planning a yacht party was an uppity thing to do. But I’ve since learned that it can actually be a pretty reasonable venture, and it makes your event – whatever that event may be – so much more exciting for all of your guests.

The yacht I was on had a dance floor, a bar, and two decks that were packed with people having the time of their lives. The party went on late into the night, and the city lights reflected on the water gave the whole event a special glow. However, depending on what the occasion calls for, yacht events can be much more lowkey. For example, Anita Dee, a private yacht charter in Chicago, offers the use of their boats for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and other special events such as bar mitzvahs or quinceaneras. Customers can also rent out the boats at different times of the day, meaning that night owls and early birds alike can make their event everything they need it to be.

Each host would love nothing more than for their event to go smoothly and to be remembered fondly for years to come. That’s a lot more possible on a yacht than you might expect it to be. For example, some yacht charters will have staff present on-board to help with serving, while others offer recommendations for the other aspects of your special night, including flowers, music, or food. In fact, the yacht company may already have connections to other businesses that they prefer to work with, which are pretty much guaranteed to be top-tier.

If you are already planning to rent out space for your next event, renting out a yacht is worth considering. Depending on where you would end up on land, you may get more bang for your buck with the novelty of partying out on the water. My yacht experience was over five years ago, and I still think about how much fun I had. At the end of the day, you want your party or event to go down as a success, and that’s a lot easier to do when the venue is great, the service is provided, and the excitement is up. While we all know that what really makes a party special is the people who you’re sharing it with, it definitely doesn’t hurt to have some perks.

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Check This List Out Before Getting a Dog

If you’re looking to make a big change in your life, bigger than dyeing your hair platinum blonde but smaller than having a kid, you may end up deciding to adopt a dog. After all, dogs are man’s best friend! Before you make the final decision, make sure you’re in a good place to take care of another living creature. Here are some things to consider before heading to the shelter:

  • Time

If you can’t consistently carve out time to play with your new pet, it might not be the best decision to adopt just yet. Playing, walking, and just spending quality time together is what makes the relationship between a dog and their owner special. Once you get to a point in your life when you can dedicate those hours to forging a relationship with a dog, then you should adopt.

  • Where you’re living

A large dog with tons of energy is probably not the best fit for someone living in a small apartment and working all hours of the day. Try to find a dog that matches the space of where you live. If you can only dedicate an hour or so a day to walking your dog, consider a small dog who doesn’t need as much exercise. It’s unfair to a dog to be cooped up in a room all day when they want to be frolicking outside. That being said, WALK!ATX is a company that walks dogs when their owners are unable to. This is a great alternative, especially for people who have to downsize and have dogs that are used to larger homes and bigger backyards.

  • Allergies/shedding

You might not be allergic to dogs, but that doesn’t mean your friends and family aren’t! Certain dogs, such as poodles, are thought to be hypoallergenic. This is a great option for someone who has to be considerate of roommates or other people who come into frequent contact with the dog.

  • Cost

While many animal shelters hold fairs and wave adoption fees, there are still a ton of hidden fees that add up when raising a dog. Dog food, shots, and pet insurance can all be pricey, not to mention replacing all the shoes that a puppy is probably going to chew up! Make sure you’re in a good place financially before adopting a dog. A good tip is to also save up a small emergency fund in case your dog gets injured or eats something that they shouldn’t- these accidents can get pricey, especially if your pet does not have insurance.

  • The name

Okay, if you’ve considered all of the above and still decided to adopt a puppy, then I think it’s safe to say that the dog is in good hands. Make sure to give your new best friend a name that will stick. You could always stick with the classics, ex. Fido, Spots, Buddy, or try something new! No matter what name you go with, don’t forget the matching collar and food bowl.

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