June 2019

 

The Hamptons Getaway

 
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Summer in the city, means quick getaways to the Hamptons. The Hamptons mean wineries and over priced art... but oh so delicious lobster rolls, flower stands and traffic. So much traffic that it leaves visitors needing a getaway from their getaway. YVP has curated the Hamptons getaway every New Yorker needs this summer. Picture this, a private round trip helicopter flight from Manhattan to East Hampton lifts you above the skyline while scoping a scenic air tour of New York City on the way. Once in the Hamptons, luxury ground transportation (for the duration of the visit) will escort guests on a tour of the historic Sag Harbor or a visit to local art galleries. See and be seen at a gourmet, champagne lunch at a local hotspot before tasting wine in Bridgehampton Wine Country. That traffic isn't looking so bad anymore is it?

For access please email info@yourvippass.com.

 
 

Black Truffle Festival NYC
June 14 - 23

 
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Not sure if you’ve caught on, but YVP is really into culinary experiences, especially Italian. So, this year’s second annual Black Truffle Festival hosted by Urbani, the world’s leading purveyor of truffles and Grana Padano, Italy’s most popular cheese, will be without a doubt the festival YVP is the most excited for! The 10 days of pure culinary splurging will include restaurants in New York, Miami and San Francisco allowing truffle and cheese lovers to indulge in classic and newly invented dishes by some of the world’s top chefs.

For the list of participating restaurants and an exclusively curated truffle experience contact YVP info@yourvippass.com.

 
 
 

4th of July Fun Facts

The 4th of July marks the date July 4,1776 on which the Colonies declared independence from Great Britain and its king. Since everyone watches fireworks, YVP would like to share some fun facts to shake up the holiday knowledge a bit. Here are some things about this day you may or may not know…

  1. Only John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th and the other 55 men signed at a later date.

  2. The 13 stars, representing each colony on the original American flag, were in a circle so all colonies would appear equal.

  3. Fireworks are a main part of our 4th of July celebration and the US spends hundreds of millions of dollars on them every year.

  4. NYC has the country’s most expensive firework’s display each year.

  5. The 4th of July yacht dinner cruise hosted by YVP is the only fine dining and live entertainment cruise in the NY harbor under the fireworks display - 4 years running.

For access email info@yourvippass.com.

 
 

Miami Swim Week
July 11 - 16

 
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Synonymous with swimwear, Miami heats up the beach scene even more with it’s Miami Swim Week. Runway shows, parties, shopping and dining, there’s little left to the imagination once you’ve experienced Miami Swim Week’s offerings every July.

For show access email info@yourvippass.com.

 

Pastis Re-opening

 
 
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Back in our day, there was actual meat in the Meatpacking District.  The smell tattooed the cobblestone streets of this iconic NYC neighborhood. We walked up hill, both ways to get scolded by angry bartenders with megaphones at Hogs and Heifers and ate salade nicoise and french fries next to a-list celebrities at Pastis. Yes, those were the days. Alas, don’t fret young ones, they’re back! Keith McNally, the restaurateur behind Balthazar and Minetta Tavern, has tried to reopen Pastis for years, and finally it’s here. The new project got the break it needed when mega-restaurateur Stephen Starr came aboard.

The new Pastis will reopen at 52 Gansevoort St., a block away from its first location on Ninth Avenue. Pastis will offer a menu of French classics and hopefully, accessible a-listers standing in line with you for the bathroom, possibly handing out towels after one too many glasses of vino.

 
Pascal Kouwenhoven