Moet-1As I wrote about in this Instagram, I’ve don’t think I’ve ever worked as hard as I have since I moved to America. Living in Manhattan is incredible but it’s all too easy to get caught up in the rat race and the hamster wheel of everyday work life. You have to work just as hard to make sure you make time to relax and be with friends. So, one evening I decided to spontaneously #OpenTheNow by making an everyday Thursday evening, a memorable and #MakeYouSmileStyle one by gathering a couple of friends for a sunset sail around Manhattan. Click through to see all the fun and incredible city views!

Moet-3The great thing about friendship is that you never know where it will take you. Here I am with my friend Jo who I have known for ten years since we met while at university back in the UK. When we first met amongst all the craziness of college parties and events you never think that all that time later you’ll end up both living in the same city in another country. Here’s the amazing thing about friendship: it takes you to places you never imagined. Jo is one of most radiant and positive people I’ve been fortunate enough to meet. She’s my ‘yes’ friend: always willing and excited to give any adventure and experience a try. Super savvy and smart, she’s forged an incredible career for herself here in America and I’m so pleased we’re now living in the same city again and able to see each other more regularly.Moet-4That’s why I love Moët’s philosophy of ‘living for the now’ – it marries so well with the qualities I admire in Jo and inspires me to love the possibilities of life even more. As we sailed past the incredible skyline of downtown Manhattan we kept turning to each other and saying, “I can’t believe we live here!”, before toasting to our adventures together! We celebrated our #MoetMoment with my heart mate and also our new friend, Jake. That’s the great thing about living in a new city: the opportunity to meet inspiring new friends who I would otherwise not have the chance to meet. Being able to spend time with friends both old and new while sailing around Manhattan at sunset was such a memorable experience.Moet-6Having mini bottles of Moët – complete with adorable and 100% #MakeYouSmileStyle pink flamingo labels on the Rosé bottles – was the perfect party accompaniment to our yacht adventure! Follow along with more over on Moët and Chandon and Moet USA’s Instagram feeds. You can also check out this fun video, too. Here’s to many more fun adventures in this amazing city!Moet-7 Photography by Jean-Laurent Gaudy | Posted in partnership with Moet; all views my own


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. What a good looking group of friends and great photos! I want to go back to NYC now, lol! Thanks for your constant inspiration in all areas of life!

  2. Awesome experience. Coming to NYC with my brother in the fall and I’m gonna see if we can do this.

  3. Fantastic way to see NYC…. And cut loose and have some fun. So glad that life is treating you well there. I miss NYC so much. From 2005-2008 I used to go every 8-10 weeks, those were the days…… ?

  4. Oh my God – that bottle of Moet – amazing. I received a bottle as a gift last week after completing a project and I’m totally addicted now (not in an alkie way though!!).

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.