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Celebrity Edge

March 14, 2017

 


Bouncin’ in the club where the heat is on
All night on the beach til the break of dawn.
I’m going to Miami, welcome to Miami

What a 12 hours! Yesterday Abigail and I woke up at the crack of dawn (aka pulled an all nighter) to hop in an uber and head to LaGuardia airport. We were met by some of our favorite blogger friends, who we would take a little journey with. We boarded a private plane and were Miami bound (if you couldn’t tell from the Will Smith lyrics… and yes, we sang this the whole trip. I feel like if we didn’t it would have been a real missed opportunity.) 

Celebrity Cruises had a big reveal of “Celebrity Edge” yesterday. Their new ship that will hit the seas in December 2018! As of yesterday they began taking bookings and by the end of the day a ton of rooms were gobbled up. This is the first new cruise ship they have built and designed in over 10 years. They brought on some really incredible people to help create this new incredible ship, like Nate Berkus who signed on as Design Ambassador. 

Since they didn’t actually have the ship, we had to do things a bit differently. We saw a presentation of what the ship, rooms and decks would look like. But, Celebrity Cruises went a step further. I’m talkin’ VR further. We put on some horrifying glasses and giant slipper shoes and stepped into a room and took a virtual reality tour of what the ship will look like. Fully equipped with Sim like characters walking around, swimming, and flirting. Once the glasses were off we even got to walk around some mock ups of the rooms. Think bigger! The beds are now bigger, the bathrooms are bigger (thank God) and they even had infinite verandas. 

The coolest thing though will for sure be the “magic carpet.” A movable deck that will go from floor to floor. The point was to be even closer to the ocean in all ways on the ship. They even face the lounge chairs on the deck out toward the ocean… way better than watching the belly flop competition. 

The ship looked more like a luxurious hotel than a cruise ship. You can see more of the pics here on Travel Weekly’s post. After our tour we got to sit outside and soak up as much sun as possible in their mock cabanas before heading back to this blizzard. We also had some delicious cocktails and apps all day. Plus lots and lots of champagne on the plane! We even had a police escort from the airplane to the ship. Okay, now I’m bragging, but it was a total Beyoncé moment. 

Thank you SO much to Celebrity Cruises for the mini (much needed) escape to Miami! Check our Insta story while it’s still up for even more sneak peeks at the day. 

Xx, Emily 

Champagne, cocktail, Cocktail review, foodie, ten degrees

Campari Champagne

December 4, 2014

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 Today’s Drink:

“Campari Champagne”
(Campari, Champagne, Sugar cube, Orange twist)

Bartender: Jeff
(Ten Degrees– 121 St. Marks Place)

I was thrilled to find out that our amazing friend Jeff would be creating cocktails every Wednesday and Thursday at one of our favorite East Village spots, Ten Degrees. Back in 2011 we had a major Ten Degrees phase, and I can’t recall why exactly we haven’t been back in so long, but I can assure you it was a mistake. The location itself is perfect just at the tip of Tompkin’s Square park. The decor is sophisticated yet comfortable, the perfect first date bar. (Although, ladies don’t get caught drooling over the bartender if you are on said first date! It’ll be a challenge.)

I’m big into bubbly and anything sweet so this drink was on point. The sugar cube was a superb addition, and it adds that wow factor as it fizzles (I excite easily.) A little tipsy entertainment is always a nice element. Finally, the orange peel rounded out the luscious taste of the cocktail. I think it’s important to mention that they open early. Champagne at 2pm… well that’s just the kind of lady I am.

#THIRSTDAY