5/8/13

NYC Glamour: The Red Carpet Kids Hollywood Premiere Family Weekend Package at the Four Seasons

  
We had the most glamorous weekend in NYC. The Four Seasons asked us and a few other families to experience their new Red Carpet Kids Hollywood Premiere Family Weekend Package. From the moment we checked in until the time we caught a cab home, we were treated like Hollywood royalty. It's by far, the coolest thing we've ever done in the city . . . 

The hotel room. Oh man, the hotel room. To put it in perspective, it was slightly bigger than our apartment! We were given a one-bedroom suite with views of the Empire State building and the Chrysler building. The kids kept giggling at all the gifts the staff had prepared for them. Everything from backpacks filled with toys and goodies, to our room's dining table filled with chocolates, candies, and cookies, to baseball caps and shirts for the kids on another table. 
However, the 3 shower kits filled with shampoo, conditioner, and bubble bath waiting in the bathroom had them squealing with delight. This is when party started. They all hopped into the tub for an ultimate bubble bath with jets. It would be the first of 5 bubble baths they would take over the next 3 days. When they got out, they put on their bath robes and slippers. I had to take their picture as they stood in front of the window with the view of the Empire State building. This happened multiple times during our stay.
And despite Oscar's strong opinion to close curtains during dinner (he kept shutting them with a switch of a button), I demanded it was our backdrop as we ate. The weekend couldn't have gotten off to a better start. And the best was yet to come!
The next morning, my kids and 3 other families received improv acting lessons at the hotel from Eva Shure and Craig Saslow, the founders of Red Carpet Kids. In thirty minutes, they had the kids learning each others names, bouncing around the room, and creating stories. It was during the class that I fell in love with Eva and Craig. It was easy to see why they founded Red Carpet Kids. Their joy and devotion to children is remarkable. They made each kid feel special and comfortable to try new silly games. Eva and Craig were so approachable and friendly not only to the kids, but to the parents. This is going to be the secret to their success. I just know it.
Later on that day (after a bubble bath and naps!), we were whisked away to the Upper East Side to check out the private 5,000 square foot Red Carpet Kids mansion. Unbelievable. There were two butlers (with English accents no less) greeting us as we entered the whimsical parlor room of the mansion. Eva (in character) led everyone to the courtyard for a VIP check-in with press interviews and paparazzi taking photos. Later the personal butlers assisted with getting the “actors and actresses” into costume and makeup for their roles. Ella's costume was inspired by the dress Audrey Hepburn wore in My Fair Lady. It was a perfect fit. ;)
And Action! With the help from a director, film producer, and cameraman, all the kids used their improv acting skills in front of a green-screen to make very own short film. Ella loved her shrink ray prop and the boys loved pretending to fly. As the clips from the shoot were dropped into a film, everyone ate dinner (pizza for kids, sushi for the adults), made crafts, and even watched one of the butlers juggle.
the parents had their own balcony to eat dinner.

Then the announcement was made, "It's time to unveil the movie! Head to the theater for popcorn and your favorite candy!" The movie was so fun and everyone was giggling at the storyline line about Caption Evil taken over the universe. After the movie, all the kids won Oscars at an award ceremony. You can image how excited this made Oscar. "That's my name! Your winning an award with my name!!"

That night back at the Four Seasons, we were greeted with cupcakes and a DVD copy of their movie for a keepsake. Let the after party begin! 

The next day we took it easy and had breakfast at The Garden before checking out of the hotel. I never wanted to leave, but you should have heard Owen. He really never wanted to leave. He's decided he's going to live in the Four Seasons when he grows up. After a weekend like that, I can't imagine why not.
Check out my Instagram for even more pictures of the event. 

This weekend package is available starting at $4,000 plus tax for one night including a luxurious Four Seasons guest room, transfer to and from Red Carpet Kids film studio, the Red Carpet Kids film experience and a special movie-inspired amenity. Guests can book additional nights at rates starting at $695 plus tax, per night. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 212 758 5700.

30 comments:

  1. OMG. Best hair you have had. -marg

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  2. Wow, it sounds completely amazing....the view from the room is to die for!!

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  3. Wow, those costumes are fantastic and it sounds like the weekend was out of a movie (haha). What kid wouldn't love that experience?

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    1. all the moms were joking that they need to make a Girls Night Out version of the party for us. Can you imagine?!?! haha

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  4. I love Ella's dress. And, yes, your hair looks great!

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    1. thanks!! i finally bought a curling hour. i kept telling everyone my hair smelled burnt for the first time in years. haha

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  5. you and your kids should pen a book like "Eloise" but with themselves living at the Four Seasons.

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    1. love the way your brain works sam!! :)

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  6. i am so very jealous! what a fun & luxurious weekend! ...also love your bangs.

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  7. So cool! Sometimes I wish I was one of your kids. :)

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  8. I'm with Owen, the Four Seasons sounds like a perfect place to live when you grow up! My American dream is living in the penthouse of a luxury hotel, who needs a house when you can live in the Four Seasons!!! Looks like it was fabulous and I love your hair!

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    1. oh wow. yes to living in a hotel. wouldn't that be nice to get fresh sheets every night?

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  9. Wonderful it looks amazing, but $4000? Who has that kind of money? I guess we can dream! :)

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    1. But it's only $695 for additional nights. Totally reasonable.

      (cute bangs, btw)

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  10. wow nice freebie ... Ella must be becoming quite a hotel critic, seeing how often she checks in at fancy hotels with you.

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    1. totally. she's the luckiest brat face i've ever known.

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  11. Ah-mazing!! Can you post the video to YouTube?

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    1. omg i would love to post it on youtube but i don't think i can with copyrights. we can have a special screening together though!! :)

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  12. FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS?! Oh my god.

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  13. First, I love love love your hair! You look amazing, hip, gorgeous, and the bangs shape your face so well :)
    Second, people need to stop freaking out about the price. It's obviously not a package for everyone. But for the kids that do get to experience such a fun time, I'm sure it's totally worth the cost. And I love that your kids get to have such special trips thanks to this blog. If I had kids of my own I would definitely consider such a fun mini-vacay.

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  14. What a fabulous outing. I agree: it would be fun to be YOUR kid.

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  15. Oh my goodness! I would have died as a child to get to dress up as Eliza Doolittle at the race track!

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  16. That is such a brilliant idea!

    The hair is awesome...makes me want to get bangs...

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  17. Oh my gosh this sounds AMAZING! Lucky kiddies! And that picture of them all with the backdrop of the city? So adorable. xx

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  18. First of all, you look like a parisian :) And secondly I love that you had such an amazing experience. It is lovely to get the whole family together and not stress out about a thing, while keeping everyone busy with wonderful things to do. Such a beautiful idea!

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  19. Red carpet dresses are by far the most expensive and sublime dresses. Who doesn't want to wear one of these dresses even for a second ?!

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