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Luxurious Creativity

At The VIBE Agency, we love it when we get to be a part of creating an unexpected solution for a very traditional project.  And, for one of our luxury brand clients, we got to do just that.

The Location: Miami, Florida

The Conference: International Association of Duty Free Stores

Number of Guests:  50-75 invited guests per day for three days

Our Objectives:

  • To provide an experience that is very different from the usual approach to the conference.
  • To provide a venue that supports the brand and allows for showcasing of product in a “natural environment” that underscores the presenting brand.
  • A single space which could be used for business meetings and marketing presentations by day, and casual upscale cocktail events in the evening.

Normally these events all take place in a convention center/convention hotel/tradeshow floor setting and the client didn’t want to do that this year.  They needed to really focus their money where they would get the most bang for their buck.  They also wanted the solution to be discreet and exclusive yet a captivating statement of their brand presence at the conference.

The VIBE Solution:

As event planners we know that solutions are not always found in transforming an ordinary space like a ballroom or sound stage.  Unique venues are readily available that can be utilized to creatively meet the needs of a client. (No, that’s not an epiphany).   These might be an art gallery, a boat, a penthouse, a museum or in this case a mansion.  Put a little effort and creativity into it and there is something more exciting that will underscore the brand style of the client.  We found a beautiful and exclusive mansion that was the perfect vehicle in design both  in interior and exterior architecture that gave us a solid starting point from which to brand the property

We took over the mansion and thoughtfully branded it with high visibility placement of logos and even brand statements that blended with the environment making it seem as if the house were the client’s own.

The décor additions were elegant, understated and minimalistic while accentuating the existing interior design and underscoring the client’s brand.    At VIBE we believe that you can be as powerful with accenting speaks louder than transformation and that was the case in this circumstance.

Along with being able to provide for all their venue objectives, the house had a full media room where the client was able to do high-end marketing presentations.

The evenings hours meant casual cocktail hours around the natural wood decked pool with a beautiful Florida sunset  and a stunning view as the backdrop.

We presented a stellar solution by providing an exclusive property for a very discriminating client.  It was then thoughtfully designed to create a space that spoke strongly to the company’s brand and culture while providing unique opportunities to present their product in an experiential way.

We’d love to hear from you!  If we can be of any assistance to you in helping you design an that fits YOUR brand perfectly,  please contact valerie@thevibeagency.com.

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Valerie Bihet Named *GODDESS OF THE WEEK*

party goddess

The VIBE Agency is proud to announce that Valerie Bihet has been named “Goddess of the Week” by Marley Majcher, The Party Goddess.  Be sure to check out her website for information on food, party ideas and blogs at http://thepartygoddess.com/.  A special thank you goes out to Majcher for all of her support and guidance.  You can read about Bihet as “Goddess of the Week” at http://thepartygoddess.com/blog/.

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Columbus Day Weekend: East Meets West

chrisFollow the VIBE Agency on an expedition this Columbus Day weekend.  We hope you experience an unforgettable voyage and offer some tips on how to celebrate this weekend.  Here at the VIBE, we loved the idea of the drink titled “East Meets West.”  We have included the recipe for your journey.


east meets west

– 1 1/2 oz Armagnac
– 1 oz Sake
– 3 Shiso leaves
– 1/2 oz Jasmin syrup
– 1 1/2 oz Ginger beer
Garnish: Mint leaves

Mix Armagnac, Sake, Japanese shiso leaves, jasminm syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass over ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint leaves. (Cocktail created by Cocktail Times Master Mixologist, Junior Merino)


For families, this is an opportunity for valuable family time.  Make your own mini versions of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria!  This project is “green” friendly and requires the use of recycled material.  For more arts and crafts ideas visit http://www.kaboose.com/

nina pinta

What you’ll need:

  • 3 cardboard egg cups
  • Brown acrylic craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • ¼ cup modeling clay or play dough
  • 6 toothpicks
  • 1 sheet white paper
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue

How to make it:

  1. Paint the egg cups inside and out with brown paint. Set aside to dry.
  2. Cut sails from white paper. You will need 6 large sails (1.5” x 1”) and 18 small sails (.5” x .75”).
  3. Set aside three of the toothpicks for the large sails. Break or cut the other three toothpicks in half, giving you 6 halves.
  4. Put a line of glue through the middle of one of the small sails. Place the cut or broken end of one of the toothpick halves onto the glue line.
  5. Roll it in the glue to cover both sides, then place another sail on top, sandwiching the two sails together. Flatten the sails together with your fingers and set aside to dry.
  6. Repeat step number 5 with each toothpick half and 2 small sails (each).
  7. Following the guide in step number 5, make the larger salls. For each large sail you will need a toothpick, 2 small sails and 2 large sails. Glue the small sail to the end of the full toothpick, and then glue the larger sail beneath it, leaving a small gap between the top and bottom sail. Set aside to dry.
  8. Roll a small amount of clay in your palm, enough to line the bottom of the egg cup. Place in the egg cup and flatten to cover bottom.
  9. Insert open end of large sail into the middle of the clay. Insert two small sails, one on either side of the large sail, into the clay.


  • This project can also be made with open walnut shells.
  • The Nina and the Pinta were both smaller ships, but the Santa Maria was much larger. Make a larger version of the Santa Maria by using margarine tubs, craft sticks and larger pieces of paper.


The VIBE Agency wishes all of our clients, bloggers and readers a wonderful and safe Columbus Day weekend!

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stickersHalloween is the biggest candy holiday of the year that sends a sugar rush throughout the country.  Everyone is aware of the health implications linked to candy and for some, such as diabetics or vegans, this holiday may exclude those with food allergies or sensitivities.  This year instead of serving a pile of sugar to trick-or-treaters take into consideration some of the following items and include a sign outside that states, “Ask me for non-sugar treats.”

 – Stickers – Give out Halloween themed stickers.

 – Chalk or crayons

Sugar-free candy – A healthy alternative for everyone.

Temporary tattoos – EVERY kid wants a fake tattoo! 

Fake money – Advise the kids not to spend it all at once!  They can use this money for play time and learning purposes.

Glow Sticks – Great for safety at night during trick-or-treating.

Slime – A fun way for goblins to add to their costume.

False teeth –These are fun and can be used the same night!

Halloween printed pencils –Pencils are a necessity for all students from kindergarten throughout college. 

Fake spiders – Kids and adults love the opportunity to scare someone by mysteriously placing a fake spider on a sibling’s pillow, chair or personal area. 

Tiny plants packages – Visit your local Home Depot for these inexpensive mini plants that include a pot, soil, seeds and directions.

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web Makesandtakes.com offers a varity of at home arts and crafts ideas for children and adults.  Here is an idea we loved from their website! 

Supplies for Lacing Spider Webs:

  • yarn
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • circle paper – preferably cardstock
  • plastic spider ring – you could make your own spider from yarn or pipe wire as well


First, take your circle paper and punch holes around the edge, as far or close as you want. The more holes, the more web you’ll have.


Cut some yarn, fairly long to lace around the whole circle, and tie it tight at the top through the first hole. Now lace your yarn through each hole. We tried to stay going in a circle to end back up at the top, but you’re welcome to go crazy and lace in any order.

Now you’ll need to attach your spider somewhere in the yarn. You’ll loop him through your yarn on the way to another hole. If you want the spider to slide the best up and down it’s web, attach it before the last hole, then it doesn’t get stuck.


Once you go through the last hole, tie the yarn together in a knot and it’s ready for hanging.

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jack o tini

We found a great website for cool coctails for every occasion!  Check out cocktailtimes.com

– 2 oz Stoli vodka
– 1/4 oz pumpkin puree
– 1 tsp lemon juice
– 2 oz orange juice

Place a large soup pot filled with water on the stove to boil. Carve the tops from the pumpkins and set aside. Scope out the interior and seeds, leaving a think shell. Discard the seeds and flesh, or use in another recipe. Place the pumpkins in the boiling water and boil for about a minute. Remove and drain. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into the pumpkin. Serve with a black straw.

Halloween Cocktail

Halloween Cocktail
– 2 oz bourbon
– 3 oz orange juice
– juice of half lemon
– Ginger ale
– Garnish: Halloween olive

Mix bourbon, orange juice and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a tall glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with Halloween-faced olives. (To make the Halloween olives, choose large unpitted green olives)

Blackberry Widow

Blackberry Widow

– 1 part 42 Below vodka
– 2 parts dark grape juice
– 1 teaspoon of raw sugar
– 4 slices of fresh ginger
– 4 blackberries
Garnish: 2 blackberries

In a mixing glass, muddle together blackberries, ginger and sugar, add vodka and dark grape juice. Fill with ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with 2 blackberries.

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DinosaurBri-ecolo Idea: dinosaurs pick-candy for Halloween: It is a great idea to take a look around your home for ideas to recreate this Halloween.  For example, here we use an empty laundry soap pitcher and turn into a pretty pitcher-shaped dinosaur, which will be used to collect candy on Halloween night.

Tide ghostBri-ecolo idea: Pitcher has an  Halloween candy: Here is another idea using Tide’s laundry soap container.  Get creative and match which ever costume you are planning to wear for the night.


spidersHere is a fun craft, a monstrous spider made from recycled materials.

Beer cap
– End of fabric, felt, cardboard color …
– 8 Swabs
– Seeds of spices: pink pepper, cardamom, star anise,
– Painting
– Glue
– Modeling clay, blue gum (sticker)

CatBlack Cat of Halloween :
     – Empty container of liquid laundry
     – Paint: black, white, pink
     – Tennis ball or other round
     – 6 toothpicks
     – Felt, piece of cloth, cardboard color
     – Buttons recovered
     – Hot glue

These tips will save you money and allow for quality time with children.  Enjoy!

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