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Look what blew into Marina del Rey! hello drybar, goodbye BHD’s

Posted June 3, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Hello drybar, good-bye Bad Hair Days!

FantaSea brides, corporate honchos and prom queens rejoice! Drybar, the ultra-hip, blowout only salon has officially opened in Marina del Rey at the Waterside on Admiralty Way. Drybar is a brand new “blow dry bar” concept created around a very simple idea: No cuts. No color. Just blowouts for only $35. You see, they believe that almost everyone (even us FantaSea pros) prefers having someone else blow out their hair. We love the champagne tastes…. from everyday to the special day, the folks over at drybar have one purpose, they make you feel like a million bucks for a very reasonable $35!

Private parties are available – this is a great way to treat all those bridesmaids or 20 fashion-obsessed friends for a fantastic “Girls Night Out”, host an event no one will expect, and everyone will talk about. They’ll provide the drinks and blowouts, and leave it to their party planner to help you with rest. One thing’s for sure, your next birthday party, sweet sixteen, bridal shower or girl’s night out will be the ‘best looking’ and most unique affair you’ve ever hosted.

Monthly memberships and Gift Certificates as well as Bartabs are available for those looking for more than a one time option.

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How to celebrate a Traditional Korean Dol aboard a luxury Yacht!

Posted June 1, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

My baby nephew Noah, turned a precious one this year and we celebrated his Dol (Korean 1st birthday) aboard the luxury yacht RegentSea.  The Dol is a Korean tradition that celebrates a baby’s first birthday.  This tradition is celebrated because in the past, the death rates for children were high and making it to their first birthday was considered an important milestone.  The dol celebration is a gathering of family and friends to share food and well wishes for long life and fortune for the baby.  The main ritual of the dol takes place with the doljabi – where the baby is placed in front of a table of foods and objects.  Noah was presented with Money (wealth), iPhone (tech savvy), Baseball Glove and Ball (athletic), Book and Pen (scholarly) and Stethoscope (doctor).  Noah selected the Book and Pen and is now destined to be smart and scholarly.
The yacht was festively decorated by Twinkle Events who set the main doljabi table.  The florals were provided by Blossom Floral Design.  We chose a baby blue and chocolate theme with linens from Elegant Designs Specialty Linen and the RegentSea looked amazing.  Andrew Zinn of Zinn Photography was the photographer and captured such great photos of our family and friends.  The evening was absolutely memorable and our friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the food, the yacht and the service.  As an aunt and a career party planner, I could not have been more thrilled with the event.  It was so special, beyond perfect and memorable.
VENUE: RegentSea, FantaSea Yachts – Marina del Rey
DOL Decorations and Favors: Twinkle Events
LINENS: Elegant Designs Specialty Linens
PHOTOGRAPHY: Zinn Photography
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The B word and Saying “Yes” to the Dress!

Posted May 22, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Tiffani's Dream Dress

Tiffani's Dream Dress

Your wedding, your way – your dress, the budget way.

After selecting the man of your dreams and the wedding venue of your dreams at FantaSea, the next suggested check mark off your to-do list, depending on how soon your wedding day is approaching, is the dress. This blog is dedicated to the brides that don’t mess around!

Bridal Shops – Both Boutique and Popular Chains – This is the typical bridal gown experience. Round one – gather your girls, hit the bridal shops all weekend, narrow down your choices, weep silently at the price tag, make a decision. Your gown is paid for, ordered and arrives between 6-8 weeks (sometimes longer) to the shop you purchased. Round two – alterations begin. This tried and true and sometimes pricey process allows you to really customize, form fit and alter your gown to your body needs.

Online Shopping – I know what you may be thinking. What!!? Over and Over again I hear Brides that are worried about buying gowns online without trying them on first. To those brides I would like to say that many of the Bridal Shops mentioned above order your gown from a third party at wholesale costs and have it shipped to their store.  Can you save thousands of dollars for the exact same gowns or high quality reproductions you would get at many famous bridal shops or chains?

Yes, you can. I truly talk the talk here. For my own November 2012 dream wedding, I did it! My success story and price tag have amazed dozens of brides since.

I decided the best way to find out what dress would fit my body best would be to try on every wedding dress I thought would do it for me. After about a dozen gowns and numerous opinions, I found the perfect fit and style for my body. Credit for finding the website I chose goes to my MOH.  She suggested that I consider the internet for Bridal Party gowns which lead to hours of searching a massive online inventory until finally finding the perfect dress.  All my requests (long torso, ball gown, Ivory, sleeve options, heavy embroidery and tons of tulle).  The site builds your dress based on your measurements and color choice. At no additional cost, I requested the ivory fabric accents roses and corset ties to be changed to black to match my unique black diamond wedding ring. I even found an online promo code as well that gave me free shipping.  The online option just kept getting better.

I will admit that I was nervous awaiting the arrival of my wedding dress not knowing what to expect but figured it was an experiment that could save me and my future brides – a heck of a lot of money.

Imagine my reaction when an oversized football package from Singapore arrived. Nervously and carefully I open the package, convinced it would end horribly. Like some Fairy Tale scene, my gown magically expanded into the most beautiful gown I had ever seen. Not only did it look incredible, it fit perfectly. It was MY dream gown, made just for me. The dress of my dreams = $175. So, with great success myself, I say “if you’re on a budget, it wouldn’t hurt to consider it.”

My new project is searching for a company that will preserve my dream gown.  On the wall or in display or on one of those wire body frames you see at stores. I feel like just propping that bad boy in the corner of my bedroom. I don’t ever want just put it in a box somewhere. I want to see it every day as a reminder that dreams (and budgets) really do come true.

Keep calm and gown up!

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