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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.

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You’ve Never Met Las Vegas Like This Before!!!!

As you know, at The VIBE AGENCY, we are always searching for new venues and spaces that we can transform to meet the needs and objectives of our clients and their meetings, conferences and events.  We scour the world for great venues and this week, we want to show you a brand new space. Las Vegas or as we fondly call it,  Sin City has something for everyone and now it even has something that’s just for EVENTS.  MEET Las Vegas.  No, really.  That’s the name.  MEET Las Vegas.  Let us tell you a little about it.  We promise.  You’re gonna LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

WHY?  Because it’s ALL ABOUT YOU!!!!

MEET Las Vegas is a new, unique event site, unlike traditional venues.  MEET was designed with one thing in mind – the success of our client’s events.  We’ve thought of every aspect needed for truly amazing events and built-in solutions for planners, from an innovative infrastructure and easy-to-hang experiential design elements, to customized lighting, cutting-edge technology, and multiple entry points for quick move-in and move-out.   At MEET, clients worry less and focus on branding, design and the other elements that make their event a success.

MEET’s goal is to help every client execute their dream event. MEET has the built-in technology and infrastructure to make it easy for clients to execute any event they can imagine, while removing the obstacles that hinder an event’s success.  The building is a blank canvas that clients can easily and quickly customize.  Clients can print their message directly onto MEET’s walls and floor, or hang a car or stage from myriad rigging points in its infrastructure. Digital signage displays and exterior banners give the client’s brand lasting impact both inside and out.  And, MEET’s lack of ambient light allows planners to use lighting to illuminate the room in any color to easily control their event’s mood and tone. MEET truly is a unique, event-friendly site, flexible enough to ensure a successful corporate or social event, including weddings. Anything the planner can imagine, can accomplished at MEET!

LET’S TAKE A LOOK, THERE’S EVEN MORE BENEFITS!!!!

MEET is designed for one thing and one thing only: events. At MEET, your event will be tailored to your every wish, both inside and outside. MEET is your full and inclusive total branding experience!

Convenient and Accessible

Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, MEET is easily accessible no matter what part of town you are coming from.

Downtown

Downtown Las Vegas is where the world famous city began. MEET Las Vegas is located on the corner of 4th Street and Bridger Avenue. Just a few short blocks from MEET you will find legendary casinos that first put this city on the map, such as the AAA Four Diamond-Rated Golden Nugget Hotel, which recently completed an extensive $325 million renovation.

Downtown Las Vegas is also known for its famous attractions. Located on the historic Fremont Street is The Fremont St. Experience and The Fremont East. The Fremont St. Experience is an open-air pedestrian mall, equipped with a fixed stage and live entertainment. You can´t miss it. It boasts a four-block long, 12.5 million bulb canopy that produces impeccable imagery to the public, for free, on a nightly basis. Adjacent to the Fremont St. Experience is Fremont East, downtown´s new entertainment district. Capitalizing on the nostalgia of old Las Vegas, Fremont East can be spotted by its lighted gateways and retro neon signs.

Las Vegas Strip

In addition to its amazing location in the heart of downtown, MEET is also only minutes away from the luxury and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip. The Strip is renowned for its accommodations, restaurants, spas, and entertainment.

How could you not LOVE THIS PLACE?  It’s an event planner’s dream. In fact, we can’t WAIT to get to Las Vegas and utilize this venue. Come on, let’s go…

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback. Please don’t hesitate to contact us @valerie@thevibeagency.com with any questions you have about this or any other venue we can help with.  

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Getting FAM with Miami!

At The VIBE Agency,  we are always grateful to be busy and there’s so much that we’ve missed out on telling you about.  We thought we’d rectify that and are going to catch you up on some of what we’ve been doing lately.

One of the things we’ve been up to is doing quite a few FAM trips for clients looking at Miami as a destination for their meetings, conferences and incentive trips.  A lot of thought and detail goes into each client that comes to consider The VIBE Agency and out wonderful city of Miami!

The VIBE agency put together a FAM trip for agencies arriving from France.  If you are not FAMiliar with the term, the purpose of a FAM trip is for journalists, tour operators or travel agents to discover or rediscover a destination and familiarize themselves with everything it has to offer for their future clients.

Miami, the “Magic City”, is a popular destination for tourists worldwide.  In a city with a vibrant diverse culture and tropical weather year-round, Miami can be as steamy as a sauna room in the summertime and a pleasant respite in the colder months of the year. Our clients got to experience the best this great city has to offer during their four day stay.

Arrival Day:

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Valerie Bihet, VIBE Director, and Judith Patron from the Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and were transferred in a Sprinter minibus to the Standard Hotel for a welcome cocktail.  Soon after, our clients checked-in to one of two hotels, the Fontainebleau and the Ritz South Beach.

The Fontainebleau recently remodeled its look and expanded with renovations estimating at $1 billion.  With 1,504 rooms and suites, 22 oceanfront acres, 11 restaurants and nightclubs, 40,000-square-foot spa, and 107,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, this hotel has developed a new meaning for indulgence.

The Ritz South Beach brings together sophistication and impeccable service in Miami’s most famous beach community.

The evening began with a cocktail and Mojito demonstration from a bartender of the Ritz South Beach. Clients were then escorted to Espanola Way, a historic Spanish village located in the Art Deco District of South Beach.  With architecture dating back to the 1920s, the area was considered a meeting place for the wealthy.  Today, it is filled with restaurants, music, shops and art.  Dinner was served at Café Nuvo, a restaurant known for its ambiance, perfected Mojitos and great food.

Day Two:

Day two began at sunrise, on the beach with a personal trainer who conducted a cardio/yoga session.  Breakfast was served at the Fontainebleau followed by a site inspection. Afterward, guests also got to experience an amazing Art Deco Tour by our great friend, Charles J. Kropke from Dragon Fly, on Miami Beach.  The tour consisted of visiting several infamous locations including the Art Deco Museum, Casa Casuarina (Gianni Versace’s House), Old City Hall, Miami Beach Post Office and Art Deco Hotels. At the end of the tour, the group visited the W South Beach hotel for lunch a la Carte.  Our clients were welcomed at a penthouse of the hotel for an amazing lunch with impeccable views of Miami.

Following lunch, our clients enjoyed shopping at the Dadeland Mall, a Miami trademark located in Kendall.  The mall includes Florida’s largest Macy’s as well as Macy’s Home Gallery & Kids, J.C. Penney, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Limited, Nordstrom and our European clients favorite store Abercrombie & Fitch.  The main entrance of the mall was featured in the 1985 Chuck Norris film “Invasion USA” and was featured in the 1990 Alec Baldwin film “Miami Blues”.  The mall is easily accessible by Miami Metrorail.

Dinner took place at the Viceroy hotel, a glamor-infused Miami resort and set with-in the ten acre Icon Brickell enclave.  The delicious menu is full of nutritional and organic foods. Guests toured the hotel, and the amazing spas and garden.  The Morgan group then hosted dancing and partying time at the Florida Ballroom at the Delano Hotel.

Day Three:

Day three began with breakfast at the Mondrian South Beach hotel and a site inspection.  Located in Biscayne Bay, its minutes from the hustle and bustle of South Beach with breathtaking view of the ocean.  Features include Asia de Cuba, a five-star restaurant; Agua, our 4000’ spa featuring wet and dry treatment rooms; and a fully-equipped gym over looking the bay.

The day continued with a one-hour ride on a yacht to Bayside courtesy of the Marina of Mandarin’s Biscayne Lady.  Afterward, we sped things up on a sightseeing power boat tour.  Lunch followed with a Mediterranean menu catered by the Mandarin Oriental.  The hotel exhales Asian serenity and is popular for their soothing spa.  The hotel can accommodate large scale events with more than 15,000 sq. ft. (1,394 square meters) of flexible meeting space – a grand ballroom for 600, boardroom, 15 breakout rooms, business center and an oversized terrace it offers great space for events.. The grand ballroom has excellent sound systems which are complimentary and include a podium microphone. The built in projection screens provide a sleek and elegant design plus High Definition TV capabilities.

The Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.  “It has been designated a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, and Wetland of International Importance, significant to all people of the world,” states the National Park Service.  From alligators to pythons, guests experienced an educated tour with Mother Nature.

As an early surprise, we treated our guests to a Pre-Halloween Spooktacular Tour where each client received a masquerade mask and black rose as a souvenir.  Dinner was served at Wish, notably one of the “50 best restaurants in the world,” as stated by Condé Nast Traveler.

Departure Day:

The last day was sizzled with a The Cuban Heritage Tour, also done by Kropke from Dragon Fly Tours.  Guided through areas such as Little Havana and connecting neighborhoods you can feel and experience the ambiance of the Cuban heritage so prevalent in Miami.

Lunch and a site inspection was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, a 5 five star hotel located in Brickell, Miami.

Filled with the sights, sounds and feel of Miami, guests departed back to Miami International Airports for their flights home.  We’d armed them with a lot of information and exciting ideas for what they could offer their groups coming to Miami.  We can’t wait to welcome them back!

For more information  or a customized FAM trip for YOUR group, please contact valerie@thevibeagency.com

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It’s A Symphony of Creativity!

At The Vibe Agency, we always love to share inspirational and exciting finds with you, and this time, we’ve found a doozy!  Are you looking for a spectacular venue that is perfect for an event?  A super venue that doesn’t have that “been there and done that” feel to it?   A spectacular venue that just oozes opportunity to be oh so creative?  Well, look no further than the New World Center, home of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.  Stunning in its architecture, it is a cultural icon in the center of Miami Beach. Just recently opening it’s doors, it’s the newest and prettiest new venue on the block!

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, New World Center features numerous spaces for performance and presentation; a flexible and variable seating performance hall, and  notable features like a flexible and technologically advanced performance hall that includes large acoustically reflective ‘sails’ that will surround the audience with sound and also serve as projection surfaces for visual presentations; a giant, 7,000-square-foot screen on the building’s façade that will project performances from inside the building to people sitting in the adjacent park, and practice and rehearsal spaces that are wired with 17 miles of fiber optic cable to allow musicians on site to connect to musicians around the world via the internet. (Can you just imagine how creative we can get with a 7,000 square foot screen?)  We are excited indeed!

The building includes the SunTrust Pavilion, a large multi-purpose room that serves as both the primary teaching space for the orchestra and as a space for performances, film screenings, lectures, meetings and recordings. Located next to the atrium on the ground floor, the east wall of the space is made of glass, allowing passersby to see the activity inside and be encouraged to enter the building. An upper terrace will permit people to observe the activities in the Pavilion without disrupting them, and will offer an expansive view over the public park.

It’s a cultural coup for Miami Beach and we hope one that will translate into a plethora of opportunity for special events.  It’s  a venue that offers plenty of  opportunity for creativity and innovation!

To learn more about this and other spectacular venues we have at our fingertips, contact Valerie@thevibeagency.com

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You Want It We Got It! Finding the Right VIBE for YOUR Meetings and Events!

 

Last October, The VIBE Agency provided the event design, event management and production for Yamaha’s 2010 Latin American Distributors Meeting.  This annual conference at the Sofitel Miami brought together 70 representatives from most of its 54 markets in  Latin, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

The two day conference was a balanced mixture of best-practice sessions, networking, new product presentations and break-out workshops.  It was a time for Yamaha to share what had been happening with the company, future focuses as well as interact with their distributor’s to find out how the parent company could  be more efficient and understand distributor needs and barriers they face in their marketplace.

One of the biggest challenges we had for this meeting was to blend all of the cultures together in one design that worked for the varied cultures in attendance.  Since Yamaha is a Japanese company, we had to do the research to make sure the “dos and do nots” are respected for their executives.  One of the many things we did to ensure cultural protocol was to create a separate V.I.P. table in the presentation room, as Japanese culture dictates that executives sit separately.

Along with providing the meeting and conference coordination, we also handled the Yamaha new product display which featured new products that they wanted to introduce to the distributors.

In addition to the business meetings during the day, there were evening events as well.  The first night was a dinner cruise around Biscayne Bay.  A final night dinner was held at a Wish, an upscale restaurant in Miami Beach.

One of the things that I feel we did very successfully for this group was to understand their objectives and then ensure that every element of the conference worked interchangeably to meet those goals.

A very special thanks to Ricardo & his team (Ruben, Eric) for trusting us and allowing us the opportunity to work with them to create a successful Latin America Distributors Conference for Yamaha!

We love working with companies to create intelligent and sophisticated events with purpose.  We pride ourselves on our ability to work with our clients to deliver the best experience for their needs!

For information on custom programs for your group, conference, meetings or events, please contact valerie@thevibeagency.com

BizBash Miami thought it was great too and featured the Yamaha event!  Click to read more.  http://www.bizbash.com/miami/content/editorial/19327_yamaha_latin_america_brings_distributors_together_for_second_annual_conference.php

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Labor Day 2010

Themes and Ideas

Regatta

Bring out the boats and put on the bathing-suits . Its regatta time! The biggest and best regattas happen on Labor Day. Most people decide to venture out to a sandbar in the middle of ocean and others take the weekend for a journey. Some locations that I’ve heard about are the Keys, Key Biscayne, Bal Harbor , Sarasota, and the best are of course those states up north…Thinking Maryland and cannot forget New York. New York is where the original Labor Day celebrations all began. So fire -up those boat grills and start dropping anchor.

Unique cocktails, serious racing and when night falls the party continues on shore.

Dress Code Ideas


Bring on the red, white, and blue. The nautical theme is huge this season. Not only for this great holiday but also for Remembrance Day on the 11th , which is not that far away.

All White Party

The last day of the year for most to wear white…only way to conclude is of course with an all white soiree. So find those gorgeous white dresses and stunning suits and get ready to parade on somebodies lawn. There is no better way to end the summer than with a traditional all white party.

As with most parties, once you choose a theme every detail easily falls into place. The color white captures the carefree, easy essence of summer , purity and and the beginning of a clean slate: from colorless cocktails to plush white pillows for guests to lounge on. White is an incredibly summery hue, looks great against a tan and other bright colors, and is easy to pull off.

Start your party in the early evening and fill your party space with soft candlelight. White candles should be scattered all around the yard to create the warm, sultry vibe .

White Flowers

  • Hydrangea
  • Roses
  • Stock
  • Gardenias
  • Calla Lilies
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Orchids

White Party Drink Ideas

Local Activities

Power 69


This weekend at Passions Night Club they will be throwing an out of this world Ho-Down. So if you haven’t turned on your radio this week , start looking for some daisy-dukes , plaid shirts, and some sexy cowgirl boots girls. There will be bull riding and a special performance from Flo Rida, Git Fresh , And Brianna. For more information Power 96.

Coconut Grove

The Great Grove Bed Race is taking place on Sunday, September 5th in Coconut Grove on the village streets (Commodore and Grand Ave.). Yes, that’s what I said a bed race! It benefits the Alonzo Mourning Charities and University of Miami’s Sleep Center. It’s a great event to bring the kids out to and it’s free. So no excuses. For more information on this, click here

So get with the VIBES and enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

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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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