Dallas, TX – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas has created an unprecedented new wedding offering which allows couples to marry in Dallas and then to experience a one-of-a-kind London honeymoon, complete with a roster of exclusive activities not available to the general public.The collaboration between The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas and The Ritz London, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, is a first for the two hotels and provides a combined wedding and honeymoon offered as a complimentary upgrade for brides purchasing The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas’ Ritz-Carlton Royalty wedding package for a minimum of 400 guests with a contracted rooms and premium food and beverage commitment.The Ritz-Carlton Royalty Wedding Package, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas — Highlights • A Ritz-Carlton, Dallas Luxury Suite for the wedding night, including rose petal turndown • Two Deluxe Rooms for the parents of the bride and groom • Access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Level for the bride and groom and their parents. The Ritz-Carlton Club Level offers complimentary food and beverage presentations, including wine champagne and cordials, throughout the day, allowing wedding guests to enjoy private dining without having to leave the confines of the hotel’s comfortable room, Club and spa floors. • First-year wedding anniversary certificate for a one-night stay in a Deluxe Suite • Gift certificate for a couple’s massage in The Ritz-Carlton Spa • Credit of $500 towards wedding flowers through Dallas’ acclaimed Bella Flora • Four-course reception dinner, including wine pour, custom-designed Ritz-Carlton, Dallas wedding cake and a four-hour premium bar package • All-night “Afterglow” party for guests who aren’t quite ready for the fun to endHoneymoon at The Ritz London – Highlights • Round-trip flight for two between Dallas and London • Airport transportation in The Ritz London’s Rolls Royce Phantom • Four nights luxurious accommodations at The Ritz London • Full English breakfast each morning • A day’s sightseeing tour in The Ritz Rolls Royce Phantom, accompanied by a private guide, to include The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, The Palace of Westminster and Kensington Palace • An individual consultation with John Williams, MBE, the hotel’s Executive Chef, and Thomas Sorcinelli, the hotel’s Head Sommelier, to create a unique six course dinner accompanied by fine wines • A personalized guided shopping tour of legendary Bond Street • Champagne Afternoon Tea for two in The Ritz’s renowned Palm Court, followed by a visit to a London theatre show of the couple’s choice • A private viewing of Ritz Fine Jewellery’s latest collection • Complimentary membership, during stay, of The Ritz Club and Casino • A “Champagne Flight” in a private capsule on The London Eye Ferris wheel The Ritz-Carlton Royalty wedding package is one of three comprehensive new wedding packages offered by The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, each providing an innovative take on typical Texas nuptials. Entitled Southern Chic, Texas Traditions and Ritz-Carlton Royalty, the three wedding packages are priced beginning at $125 per person, with differing complimentary honeymoon offers applying to some of these options as well. www.ritzcarlton.com
It’s still possible, though there are challenges.Most electric vehicles are charged at home within the secure confines of a garage. But what can you do if you park in a carport or on a driveway, instead? What if you live in a condominium or an apartment building and at best have an assigned parking space?While either of these situations can be challenging to EV ownership, as you’ll find out they don’t necessarily have to be a deterrent.More EV News 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Electric Car 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying An Electric Car Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 14, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News What, No Garage?Not having a garage on your property doesn’t mean you can’t home-charge an EV, as long as you have electric service and a dedicated area in which to park. Unfortunately, charging an electric car outdoors requires more than just an external electric outlet. You’ll want to have an electrician install a hardwired charging station, which is also called electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE). You’ll need to have it attached to either an external wall or a freestanding pole. Outdoor-rated units are safe to use in all weather conditions, but their installation is likely pursuant to your area’s building codes, which means you or your electrician will have to secure a permit before work proceeds.The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide To Home EV Chargers: Plus Top 5 PicksAn outdoor-rated EVSE can cost between $500 and around $1,200 depending on features and how it’s configured. Make sure any charger you choose comes with enough cord to reach your car’s charging port easily. Expect to pay several hundred dollars to have a hardwired EVSE installed, based on how and where it will be placed, local labor rates, and permit costs. On the plus side, you may be able to take advantage of state and/or local power company-provided incentives for having a charger installed. MyEV.com is offering a choice of outdoor-rated hardwired charging units from supplier ClipperCreek that start at $499. You can find them via a link embedded in any of our used EV listings under the “Home Charging Options” section.While you’re at it, have the electrician install 240-volt service for the charger so you can take advantage of what’s called Level 2 charging. Depending on the model, it can take between eight and perhaps as long as 24 hours to replenish a fully drained EV battery via standard 110-volt house current (that’s Level 1 charging). Level 2 charging can fully replenish an EV’s power cells in as little as four hours.What About Apartment And Condo Dwellers?City dwellers stand to benefit the most from driving an EV – they tend to take shorter trips at slower speeds and live where the environment is already subjected to tailpipe emissions from cars and trucks with internal combustion engines. However, those living in apartment and condominium buildings rarely have access to onsite charging stations.One solution here would be to petition your landlord or condo board to have an EVSE installed in the building’s parking lot or garage, either at your assigned space or in a common area for residents’ use. For its part, the ChargePoint company says it will work with your building’s property manager or condo board to have this accomplished. Since this can be a long shot at best, you can have one installed yourself, but you’ll wind up leaving it and however much money you’ve invested for the unit and installation behind if you move. And unless you have an assigned parking space, there’s a chance someone else’s car might be parked in front of the charger at any given time.You may be able to take advantage of charging an EV at your workplace. Some companies have installed electric car chargers in their garages and parking lots for their employees’ use. Workplace charging is still not particularly common, however, though some states now offer an incentive for having onsite stations installed.Charging In PublicBeyond the above options, you would have to rely exclusively on public charging stations. You’ll most often find them installed in parking garages, retail parking lots, at hotels, new-car dealerships, and even curbside in areas having a higher concentration of EV ownership. Tesla Motors has established an extensive “Supercharger” network of stations at its dealerships and other locations that’s exclusively for its own EV owners.If public charging is your only viable option, it’s wise to determine where public chargers are installed near where you live, work, and shop before buying one. Websites like PlugShare.com and PlugInAmerica.org feature interactive maps that show the locations of public charging stations.While most public units deliver Level 2 service, some provide what’s called Level 3 charging. Also known as DC Fast Charging, it can bring a given EV’s battery up to 80 percent of its capacity in around 30 minutes. But while many Level 2 chargers remain free to use, you’ll have to pay for DC Fast Charging. Some states allow pricing based on the kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity used, while others only allow providers to charge on a per-minute basis. We recently paid $0.29 a minute for Level 3 Charging via a unit located just outside Chicago, IL.You’ll also want to join a charging network like Blink, ChargePoint, or EVgo. You can usually sign up online and will be issued a card to initiate charging. Depending on the network, charging can either be pre-paid or linked to a credit-card account. You can usually use a mobile phone app to locate the nearest public charging stations, determine what type of charging they support, and even whether or not they’re currently in use or are out of order. Source: Electric Vehicle News Which Electric Cars Are The Cheapest To Lease?