Archive for December, 2010

SoHi Fidelity

Parties at Trump Soho

You feel on top of the world, so why not plan a wedding fete with the best possible vantage point.

The new(ish) Trump SoHo hotel in downtown Manhattan is a celebration of sleek NYC style, and its SoHi event space on the 46th floor offers the best possible views of the Big Apple. With 12-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll see the city in a gorgeous panorama that will inspire amor. Whether it’s a cocktails-only engagement party or a blowout wedding reception, out-of-towners will get the best possible introduction to Gotham at this party way up high — even the most jaded local will be drawn to the surrounding cityscape full of lights. And after a night of revelry, it’s ever-so-convenient to stumble back to a guest suite furnished by Fendi Casa and fall asleep on a bed of Bellino Italian linens.

Call this party pie in the sky.

Visit trumpsohohotel.com.

Over the Moon

Destination Weddings at Half Moon Resort, Jamaica´╗┐

If Prince William’s engagement has you dreaming of a royal wedding, Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica is fit for a queen (both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles have vacationed there). Whether it’s a grand ballroom or an intimate crescent-shaped beach, the lush 400-acre resort can deliver on any wedding vision.

Reserve a few private villas for your group — each comes along with a personal chef, butler and housekeeper. Surrounded by fragrant gardens, the plantation-style homes (complete with terrace and private pool) are decked out with colonial decor offset by bright Caribbean hues. Keep the rehearsal dinner casual with a beachfront BBQ of jerk chicken, seafood and rum punch while a steel band plays under the stars. On wedding morning, primp in private in one of the Fern Tree Spa’s cottages, while golf enthusiasts can play nine holes on the award-winning course. Around sunset, get married with your feet in the sand at the Royal Pavilion, a private beach with an open terrace for the reception.

Once your guests depart, you and new hubby can unwind at the spa with their signature couples’ massage (followed by a private soak, champagne and truffles), swim with the dolphins (Tony and Reggae) and end the day with a romantic dinner of escovetch fish on the terrace of the famed Sugar Mill restaurant.

Everything is irie.

Visit halfmoon.com.