Blade launched last summer as a helicopter service between NYC and the Hamptons but I finally tried it for myself for Fourth of July weekend and it didn't disappoint!
I wanted something comfortable yet chic for the chopper, so I wore my Sachin and Babi Mazal maxi dress (available here). Not only was it beautiful, but it made for a fun photo op in front of the heli with the blades whirring and the breeze blowing.
From the great customer service to the amazing views from above and zero traffic, it was a memorable way to kick off the holiday weekend and it only took about 35 minutes as opposed to the usual 3+ hours by car. Here's a highlight video below from my journey so you get an idea of what it's like (sorry it's not full screen, realized I should have held my phone horizontal instead of the way you'd think):
Note to nervous fliers: it was a super smooth ride and my fellow passengers (including a puppy!) couldn't have been nicer. For more ways to get to Hamptons on any budget, check out my Travel + Leisure story and if you'd like to try Blade for yourself, download the app and enter promo code CristinaG1 to get $100 off your first flight. Happy travels and happy summer to all!