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Can You Speak Japanese? Me either.

こんにちは読者〔リーダー〕! (Hi readers!)

お元気ですか   ? (How are you?)

あなたは、私が来週どこに行くかを推測できますか?  (Guess where I am going next week?)

あなたはそれを推測しました。(You guessed it).

日本! (JAPAN!)

I’m SO EXCITED!!  Can you tell?  While I don’t really have my Japanese writing skills down to perfection and rely on computer translations, I have been trying to learn some basic words so that at least I don’t go one way when I’m supposed to go the other.

Since I’m going to be in Japan for a project, what better to showcase on V! Blog than the newly renovated Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station that just reopened on October 3rd?  It’s just beautiful!  Let’s take a look…

This hotel, situated inside a nationally designated important cultural property, is close to the Otemachi/Marunouchi business area as well as the Ginza shopping area. Its location offers convenient access by domestic transportation as well as by the Narita Express and Airport Limousine from Narita Airport for international transportation; in addition, it is just 30 minutes from Haneda Airport via the Tokyo Monorail and JR lines.
 The hotel’s interior design refurbished and it has 150 guest rooms (23-173 m²), restaurants with a pursuit of authenticity including those offering French (yippee!), Japanese, Chinese and Italian cuisine, a lobby lounge, café, bar, and more.

There is also a lovely fitness center and spa where I can go after I indulge in all the wonderful cuisine that I’m planning on enjoying.

There are three event and meeting rooms in varying sizes and can  handle various types of business events including cocktail receptions and seminars.

The Tokyo Station Hotel is located in Central Tokyo and is surrounded by numerous attractions including the Imperial Palace, Marunouchi business area and Ginza luxury shopping district.

The hotel’s rich history, convenient location near the train station, and luxurious accommodations and amenities make it the premier destination for both business and leisure guests.

The area around Tokyo Station will be one of the hottest spots to look out for in October with its new look and I get to be there to take a peek.  Can life get better than this?

I’m really looking forward to this adventure that will allow me to experience a beautiful country and all that it has to offer.

Watch for a blog on my adventures when I return, but in the meantime – ローマ人としてローマにいる時はそうしてください。  Or in other words, when in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Make sure to check out this beautiful hotel, and of course, if you have any questions or need more information on a program in Japan for your group, please contact me at Valerie@thevibeagency.com.

By the way, have you checked out our newly revamped website?  Drop by and take a look and let us know what you think!

*This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. We write for our own purposes. However, we may be influenced by our background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

**The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

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Last Minute Summer Meeting or Event? Let V!BE help!

Are you scrambling to organize a last minute meeting or event this summer?  Don’t stress, we’re here to help you accomplish everything you need to in time to have a perfect meeting that will make you look like a rock star.  Last minute to us is normal…we do this day in and day out, 365 days of the year, and we’re here to help smooth your worries away.

Along with negotiating power to help you navigate through the budgeting minefield, and keep your costs in check we are a one-stop agency for everything that you need.  From floral and décor to lighting and audiovisual services to transportation – we’ve got you covered.  Need lounge furniture?  We have that too.  Need a smoking hot band?  We have several. The point is, that we are here to help you create exactly the right meeting or event that will serve your needs perfectly.

In addition, we have several hotels and venues that are offering last minute deals this summer.  This is just one of them.

Contact us to find out how we can help you plan your last minute meeting or event with sizzling ideas and prices while you stay cool during the process.    Whether you are in local Miami or across the United States, we are ready to help you with creativity, resources, logistics and professional execution.

**some restrictions apply

For more information, please email valerie@thevibeagency.com or by phoning us at 305.798.9738.

*This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. We write for our own purposes. However, we may be influenced by our background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

**The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

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Bubbles, Branding & Events

Bubbles, Branding & Events Every now and again here at the VIBE Agency, we like to share cool products on our blog. Today is one of those occasions.

Have you seen these cool video balloons? They are so cool! We have many, many possibilities swirling around in our heads of how we can use these in our events. They are easy to install, and show either high quality video or even live event video. You can use either one or two screens. They can be either air inflated or filled with helium. What a great décor and messaging element that can brand an event in unusual way. They require little manpower and support all video formats. They are anti-fire and come in many different colors and sizes. If that’s not enough, you can use them with animated LED’s as well. Wow!!!!

Take a look at a few of the different ways they can be used. We’re betting that you can think of a few different ways to utilize them in your event designs too. We, think we’re in love! For more information and pricing, please give us a call at 305-798-9738 or email valerie@thevibeagency.com.

*This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. We write for our own purposes. However, we may be influenced by our background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience. **The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

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150 Years of Excellence

We did it again! Another out of this world event by the VIBE. Have you ever dreamed of a world that smoke rises from your drinks , where a Tesla car drives through stilt walker’s legs and where 150 years and history unveils itself.

Tag Heuer has been traveling the globe and celebrating their 150th anniversary. Without a doubt- they had to stop in the City of Miami Beach. Our great city was host to this luxury brand for a full week of outlandish activities, covering Brickell to SOBE.   It would be an understatement to say that  they left some tread marks behind.

The Tesla car that was revealed at the big event  at The Temple House, it was test- driven during the week by the members of the media. Seeing that beauty pull out of the Mondrian lot was mouth-dropping! The wave of the future- charging up your car every night before you go to bed. Its sleek lines and curves will have any guy ready to test this baby…but lets slow down there. A specimen this gorgeous is going to cost a fortune! So for now see if you can catch its next appearance in New York. Its final destination before heading back over to Europe.

Our Results

One night of pure entertainment, high energy, luxury styled living, and celebrity findings.

Strip Credits: Pascal Ollinger


Strip Credits: Seth Browarnik/ Worldredeye


Strip Credits: Spencer Strayer

So get with the VIBES and be on the look out for our next big event.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami

Info. To Know

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has come to Miami featuring some of the worlds best designers!

Featuring swimwear one can see designers showing their new lines on the run way such as Ed Hardy, Lisa Maree, Aquarella. To find out more designers visit the official webpage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami here.

Places To Be Seen

The kick off party will take place Thursday, July 15th, 8-10 PM at the Raleigh, pool deck & Oasis.

The shows start July 15th and last until the 19th. A schedule of the fashion shows can be found here for printing in case some designers caught your eye.

Check out the official site for the week and keep posted on each new design as the days go by Miami Swim Fashion 2011.

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Valerie Bihet :NBC 6- South Florida Today Interview Special

Topic of the Interview:

A fabulous and financially feasible girl’s night out/in party that promises to keep friends entertained.

Valerie Bihet, Director of The Vibe Agency, recently threw the ultimate girls’ night out party at 1111 Lincoln Road on the eve of the Sex and the City 2 (SATC2) premiere. Girlfriends all across Miami put their stilettos and cocktail dresses on to attend her Moroccan themed SATC2 party and special screening – an event held to salute friendship.

Being that Valerie Bihet is an expert at coordinating events, she has been invited to the South Florida Today show to speak about how to plan a fabulous, yet financially feasible girl’s night out/in party that promises to keep friends entertained.

Quality time with true girlfriends is priceless, however a girls’ night-out can be a little expensive. Not to worry though, Valerie knows the secrets on how to throw the ultimate girls’ night out/in on a budget, and she wants to share them with you.

Here are the tips that our Valerie gave:

1. Send out your “Save The Dates” via Evite– Let’s face it, we’re all online! Send out invitations to your soiree via Evite, its fast and easy to assemble, it’s received almost instantaneously, and it’s free!

Other options to consider:

-Creating an invite via Facebook

-If hosting a large event, save on invitations by designing your own event website. There are websites such as  web.com and buildyoursite.com that charge small monthly fees to host your website

-MAIN POINT= Get the word out of your event/party electronically – very cost efficient. Take advantage of the power of social media to increase exposure and if notifying friends via Twitter, make sure to use a unique #hashtag to track RSVP’s.

2.Look fearlessly fashionable and don’t break the bank– Ladies, let’s thank Target for launching the Go International designers campaign, making designer brands available to girls, for a portion of the price. In the last two months, Zac Posen and Jean Paul Gaultier both premiered lines exclusive to Target.

You can also locate stores that offer the services of a complimentary personal shopper. One such store is (J.Crew in Miami Beach ). With the personal shopper’s fashion expertise and a trip to the stores sales section, you’ll be guaranteed a fabulous and inexpensive party outfit.

Also, most cosmetic lines at department stores will give you a total make-over for free, or after a purchase is made (usually $30-$50). Often you need to make an appointment before hand, so be sure to call in advance for more details.

Now to find the perfect outfit at an affordable price.

There is also the option of treating yourself to a spa day at the comfort of your own home. Using natural ingredients you can make face scrubs and masks to build a glow for your girls’ night out.

3.What’s a Party without Decor– There’s no need to spend a fortune on party decorations when you can place in-season flowers around the house by using recycled bottles of wine as vases. It’s also a great idea to create a slideshow of photos and stream them live from your TV – girls love to sit back and reminisce!

Other Options:

-Buy from websites like Oriental Trading that offer high quantity at a wholesale price.

4.Skip hiring a DJ, turn-up your iPod– While there’s something extremely enticing about having a DJ at your party, using your iPod to liven-up the evening is very convenient and cost-efficient. To keep with the party theme, play soundtracks to “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2”, as well as other girl favorites:

1. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce

2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

3. Material Girl – Madonna

5.The signature drinks– If you’re a “Sex and the City” Gal, then a Cosmo is what you’ll be having. In order to budget yourself for your girls’ night, be sure to create a drink menu with 3-4 signature drinks. By doing so you cut cost associated with buying multiple glass models and drink mixes. Some drink considerations include: Cosmopolitans, Manhattans, and Appletinis. For those not old enough to enjoy a drink, not to worry we have a pink drink for you! Simply mix Sprite with a pink lemonade powder, the result, a “Pink Lemontini”.

6.Have your girls bring a favorite appetizer dish– Put your girls to the “Rachel Ray” challenge and have each of them cook-up a fancy snack to bring to the party – this is an inexpensive alternative to ordering in or having dinner at a restaurant. Besides, you’ll have the opportunity to bounce snacking ideas off one another for your next girls’ night.

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