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   EventSource International:
   The One to Watch
   Be sure to keep an eye on EventSource International, Inc. (ESI), the
   full-service special event production company that has been creat-
   ing custom events for corporate and private clients for the past four
      By having the best event producers, logistics staff, in-house design-
   ers, carpenters, and fabric specialists, ESI’s president Thom Natale
   and his team can provide unique, one-of-a-kind experiences. ESI has
   also developed strategic alliances with various partners within the
   industry making them the all-inclusive source for all event decor and
   production needs.
      Whether it’s a rental—ESI’s inventory is a direct result of what they
   themselves couldn’t find elsewhere and if they can’t find just what its
   client wants, they make it—or an entire production, ESI guarantees
      EventSource International is even the source for other event pro-
   duction companies, and will often provide custom furniture, bars,
   linens and other various creations to local event companies in need
   of something special.
      EventSource International is an industry leader in
   creating custom events and décor pieces for
   clients including South Beach Wine and Food Festi-
   val, Mercedes, Angler’s Boutique Resort, Infiniti,
   Target, United Way, the University of Miami, and FIU.
      For more information about producing your next
   event, renting custom inventory items, or creating
   something entirely your own, contact Thom Natale,
   800-803-8116, or visit

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     10GreatFlorida Spas
     All work and no spa can make for a dreary corporate retreat—especially if your group has significant others along.
     When business is done and it’s time to relax—or the significant others are looking for a way to pass the time—try incorporating.
     Add spa treatments into the schedule of activities and your group will return to the office refreshed and ready to face the
     challenges ahead. In many cases, resorts have an excellent spa on-property or nearby. Here are some of Florida’s best.
     By Vanessa Goyanes and Shari Lynn Rothstein

                                                                                     PGA TOUR SPA   SERENITY BY THE SEA SPA AT HILTON SANDESTIN
                                                                                     LATERRA        BEACH GOLF RESORT & SPA
                                                               136 Registry Blvd.,                  4000 Sandestin Blvd., South, Destin, Fla. 32550
                                                               St. Augustine, Fla. 32092            866.622.9595
                                                                       DETAILS: This 14,000-square-foot spa has 16 treatment rooms, a fitness
                                                               DETAILS: The 12,900-                 center, and a full-service salon. Separate lounge areas for men and women
                                                               square-foot spa has 11               feature cascading waterfalls, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, and a self-
                                                               treatment rooms; the                 service bar with an array of fresh fruits, granola snacks, and juices. Wine
                                                               Garden Sanctuary, a                  and champagne service is available upon request.
                                                               private indoor garden                CAPACITY: Up to 150 people
                                                               and outdoor patio                    SERVICES: Massages, facials, salt scrubs, manicures, pedicures, hair services,
                                                               area complete with                   yoga classes, and personal trainers are available.
                                                               an al fresco shower;                 REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT: The spa director works with planners to
       and outdoor treatment rooms called the Floating Cabanas. There is also                       customize the spa experience to each group’s needs and budget. If time
       a full-service salon, a fitness center, and an infinity pool.                                constraints or limited budgets are an issue, the spa offers chair massages
       CAPACITY: Up to 250 people                                                                   for the neck and shoulders during breakouts. For larger groups, a meeting
       SERVICES: Massages, facials, body treatments, and hydrotherapy will                          room can be turned into a mini spa with different stations for hair and
       pamper and rejuvenate the mind and body. Fitness and wellness offer-                         makeup. The spa director is also available during meetings to discuss well-
       ings include personal training, guided walks, and nutrition education.                       ness topics with groups. A yoga instructor or hairdresser can come in to
       REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT: The spa is part of a golf community; groups can                     demonstrate how to relieve stress and maintain one’s image.
       stay at the Laterra Resort & Spa or the Renaissance Resort at World Golf
       Village, or rent condos just steps away from the spa and golf courses.
       Many treatments cater to golfers’ needs (for example, the 19th Hole is a
       signature massage focusing on muscle rejuvenation), but there also are
       just as many other delicious treatments for those who don’t playswing—
       including reflexology, aromatherapy, or head-to-toe salon services. A
       special spa menu is available.

     1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Fla. 33139
     DETAILS: Just a little more than a year old,
                                                                                                    SPA AT DON CESAR BEACH RESORT,
     this 16,000-square-foot spa has 14 beautiful                                                   A LOEWS HOTEL
     new treatment rooms, a “power shower”                                                          3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, Fla. 33706
     with 23 body sprays, a fitness center                                                          727.360.1883
     featuring cardiovascular and weight train-                                           
     ing equipment, luxurious relaxation lounges, a full-service salon, and two                     DETAILS: This 3,500-square-foot spa and fitness center has an old-Florida
     couple’s suites, one with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking South                          Key West feel, with four massage rooms, three skincare rooms, three
     Beach. Oceanfront exercise classes and a variety of outdoor activities are                     manicure and four pedicure rooms, and four hair stations.
     also available.                                                                                CAPACITY: Up to 40 people
     CAPACITY: Up to 40 people                                                                      SERVICES: 12 massage treatments, sea scrubs and polishes, sea botanical
     SERVICES: The spa offers a variety of massages, body treatments, facials,                      wraps, facials, and salon services including hair, nail, and skin care.
     pre- and post-sun treatments, and wellness services including detox                            Personal trainers can arrange exercise classes such as power walks, aqua
     breathing, oxygen inhalation, and motherhood massages. Three signature                         aerobics, and yoga.
     treatments include Aprés SoBe, a three-and-a-half hour rejuvenation                            REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT: Set in St. Pete’s Pink Palace, the spa can accom-
     session; Carita Avant SoBe, a five-hour “night on the town preparation                         modate any group request. Beachside massages or yoga? No problem. Two
     session”; and SoBe Prive, a six-hour program customized for each guest.                        huts right on the sand feature bamboo chimes and sheer curtains for a
     The full-service salon offers manicures, pedicures, callus treatments, and                     semi-private relaxation experience. The spa offers a couples massage
     scalp exfoliation.                                                                             lesson, perfect for spouses who tag along for the weekend. When booking
     Reasons to check it out: The Ritz is in the heart of South Beach, where                        a group visit, exfoliating scrubs, lotion in sachet bags, or aromatherapy
     people-watching is at its finest. Once the treatments are done, slip into a                    candles in suede boxes can be worked into the package and make ideal
     bathing suit and head out to the pool, or take a few extra steps and hit the                   takeaways. For 2006, the spa is expanding with a two-story, 11,000-square-
     beach. The front door of the resort will put you onleads to the main drag;                     foot building. With more space, new services such as hydrotherapy treat-
     follow the crowds to dining and shopping on Lincoln Road.                                      ments will be available.

24   BiZBashFla Event Style Reporter • • August/September 2005
 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fla. 33314
 DETAILS: This 20,000-square-foot facility opened about a year ago in May.
 The 21 massage and facial rooms are decorated in soft beiges and
 browns. The Hammam Suite has five brick beds that are used for all
 other body treatments, and there is also a reflexology room. Lockers,
 robes, and slippers are provided.
 CAPACITY: Up to 50 people
 SERVICES: Massage options include aromatherapy, Swedish, neuromuscu-
 lar, deep tissue, reflexology, hot stone, and prenatal. The signature serv-
 ice is the “Journey to Eden” hydrotherapy bath. Body-healing therapies
 include wraps, scrubs, and cellulite treatments. There are facials, for
 anti-aging as well as special treatments for teens and men. The salon
 also offers manicures, pedicures, waxing, hair design, and makeovers.
 Those who want to exercise can use the gym. Another option is the
 special spa packages, which start at three and run for up to seven hours
 of pampering—they even throw in lunch.
 REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT: Even when spa time is over, there’s plenty of
 fun to be had at the hotel. Bring the group over to the 130,000-square-
 foot casino and check out the slot machines or get into a game of poker.
 If gambling is not on the agenda, check out the pool or stroll over to         SPA AT THE OMNI ORLANDO RESORT
                                               Seminole Paradise, an
                                               outdoor complex filled with
                                                                                AT CHAMPIONSGATE
                                                                                1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, Fla. 33896
                                               retail shops, restaurants, and
                                               cool entertainment spaces.
                                               Places such as the Improv
                                                                                DETAILS: The 10,000-square-foot spa and fitness center has a European
                                               comedy club, Legends in
                                                                                feel and features 10 treatment rooms. Visit the Dragonfly Boutique,
                                               Concert (for celebrity imper-
                                                                                which sells attire for men and women, specialty items, and an array of
                                               sonator shows), or Jazziz (for
                                                                                exclusive spa products.
                                               cool music) welcome groups.
                                                                                CAPACITY: Up to 120 people
                                                                                SERVICES: The spa offers 10 spa packages, hot stone and reflexology
SAFETY HARBOR RESORT & SPA ON TAMPA BAY                                         massages, body treatments such as a lavender-sage salt scrub, eight
105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, Fla. 34695                             body masks and wraps, facials, a full-service health club, and salon
800.237.0155                                                                    amenities like hair styling, waxing, nail care, and aromatherapy scalp                                                 treatment.
DETAILS: The 50,000-square-foot spa and fitness center offers 70 spa and        REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT: The Omni Get Fit Kit is great for those who
salon treatments, two aerobics studios, a spinning studio, and 40 wet and       don’t necessarily want a spa experience or who want to work out in
dry treatment rooms.                                                            the privacy of their own room. Guest Services supplies guests with a
CAPACITY: Up to 100 people                                                      canvas bag containing a mini radio headset, a floor mat, two dumb-
SERVICES: Enjoy everything from seaweed or mud body wraps and                   bells, an elastic exercise band, an exercise booklet, and even a bottle of
hydromineral salt baths to massages, facials, reflexology, aromatherapy,        water and hand towel. For a nominal fee, guest rooms can be equipped
and skin, nail, and hair care. The fitness center offers a variety of class-    with the kit, a treadmill, and a mini bar stocked with sports drinks
es, plus water exercise programs.                                               and energy bars.
REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT: The spa is rated as one of the top 10 in the
United States by the Zagat Survey. The spa sits above natural mineral
springs and offers steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools. The Group               SPA AT AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
Stress Away Package (for 15 or more people) includes a 25-minute facial         6800 First Coast Hwy., Amelia Island, Fla. 32034
                                                    and massage, lunch,         877.843.7722
                                                    unlimited use of the
                                                    fitness center, nutrition   DETAILS: This spa has 13,500 square feet of space that includes 23 treat-
                                                    classes, and more. The      ment rooms and a separate fitness center. The lobby overlooks a medi-
                                                    Group Tea Party is a        tation garden, so guests can enjoy a midday snack al fresco or take
                                                    healthy alternative to a    advantage of the Florida weather between services.
                                                    mid-meeting coffee          CAPACITY: Up to 200 people
                                                    break. Guests reener-       SERVICES: Available services include: facials, 25- to 80-minute massages,
                                                    gize with herbal teas       anti-aging treatments, hydrotherapy baths, facial enhancement servic-
                                                    and yogurt, granola,        es such as lip-smoothing treatments, eye-lift treatments, ginkgo treat-
                                                    and fresh fruit parfaits.   ment to reduce wrinkles and puffiness, and salon services including
                                                    Up to 50 can enjoy the      manicures, pedicures, haircuts, waxing, and paraffin treatments.
                                                    tea party within the        REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT: Treatments such as facials for men are avail-
                                                    spa, but larger groups      able here. The on-site eatery provides healthy spa meals. Group
                                                    can be accommodated         programs can be personalized, and individual itineraries can also serve
                                                    in one of Safety            as a takeaway. The spa uses products from well-known companies
                                                    Harbor’s ballrooms.         such as Aveda, Bumble & Bumble, and Pevonia.

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     SPA AT MARCO                                                                                                           SPA AT SAWGRASS
     ISLAND MARRIOTT                                                                                                        1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 32082
     RESORT AND                                                                                                   
     GOLF CLUB                                                                                                              DETAILS: The 20,000-square-foot spa has 19 treatment rooms, including
     400 South Collier Blvd.,                                                                                               12 massage rooms, four skincare rooms, two hydrotherapy rooms, one
     Marco Island, Fla. 34145                                                                                               couples massage room, and a spa suite. Special features include Vichy
     239.394.2511                                                                                                           (multiple head) showers, hydro-thermo massage bathtubs, and the Tea
     www.marcoislandmar-                                                                                                    House, an outdoor massage cabana made of teak. Cream-colored stone                                                                                                           tile, wood accents, soft lighting, and soothing music help create a
     DETAILS: The 24,000-                                                                                                   calming environment. Locker rooms have saunas and Jacuzzis. There
     square-foot spa is deco-                                                                                               are also a workout room, movement studio, and heated outdoor pool.
     rated with Balinese-                                                                                                   CAPACITY: Up to 200 people
     inspired decor, with                                                                                                   SERVICES: Wellness therapy features Sothys, a line of French spa prod-
     soothing waterfalls and                                                                                                ucts. Also offered are body polishing, wraps, exfoliation, deep cleans-
     calming music. There are                                                                                               ing and nourishing glow treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing,
     24 treatment rooms.                                                                                                    facials, aromatherapy, and a variety of massages. Spa packages range
     Guests can also enjoy the                                                                                              from two- to five-and-a-half-hour treatments. Private training
     Spa Café, or buy spa and                                                                                               sessions, Pilates, yoga,
     salon products at the Spa                                                                                              aerobics, and spinning
     Shop.                                                                                                                  classes are also
     CAPACITY: Up to 100 people                                                                                             offered.
     SERVICES: More than 10                                                                                                 REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT:
     facials, 11 massage                                                                                                    Although it’s close
     options, bath treatments,                                                                                              to the city of
     and fitness classes such as resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and spinning,                                          Jacksonville, 15 acres
     plus hair and nail services and makeup consultations.                                                                  of winding lagoons,
     REASONS TO CHECK IT OUT: Groups can take advantage of the spa’s Create-a-                                              water oaks, palm trees,
     Class program to suit their needs and schedule. Special treatments for family                                          and giant magnolias
     members are also available. Massages al fresco—on the beach or by the                                                  surround the property
     pool—are no problem. The spa can arrange takeaways such as bamboo boxes                                                and help lighten day-
     filled with lotions and scented candles or plush robes.                                                                to-day stress.

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26   BiZBash/Fla Event Style Reporter • • August/September 2005
 New Venue Guide
  By Vanessa Goyanes
  R E C E N T LY O P E N E D                                                                           Palm Room at Palmetto Bay Village Center
                                                                                                                                                          Revolution,                               hammam, or steam bath, in South Beach. Guests can relax in
  Angel Ultra Lounge                                                                                                                                      the Nightclub                             seven coed steam rooms and enjoy facial and body treatments
                                                                                                                                                          200 West Broward Blvd.,                   such as the Jet Lag V, which uses bubbling volcanic mud to
  247 23rd St., Miami Beach, Fla. 33139, 305.747.0714
                                                                                                                                                          Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33312,              warm the neck and spine, and the Hammam V, which exfoli-
  Formerly called Club Nerve, this 7,200-square-foot space
                                                                                                                                                          954.727.0950, 954.727.0949                ates and hydrates the skin using Moroccan lava clay, beldi
  has been remodeled by New York nightclub promoters
                                                                                                                                                                 soap (a soft soap made with potassium hydroxide, olive oil,
  Lucian McPherson and Richard Nasr. It holds 500 and has a
                                                                                                                                                          More than $1 million in sound and         and eucalyptus oil) and milk. The spa is open every day from 9
  private room for special events for 75. Three smaller lounge
                                                                                                                                                          lighting equipment renovations went       AM to 9 PM, but after-hours services are available upon
  areas can be curtained off with white sheers for privacy.
                                                                                                                                                          into this venue, which features 28,000    request. From Monday through Thursday, there is a 10 percent
  Advantage DMS created most of the club’s decor, which
                                                                                                                                                          square feet of indoor and outdoor         corporate discount for groups of 10 or more and a 15 percent
  features black and white armless sofas with red or orange
                                                                                                                                                          space, two full-service bars, and three   discount for groups of more than 25.
  pillows and subtle Moroccan accents like hookahs. Behind
                                                                                                                                                          private areas. The updated club is
  the main bar is a metal wall with circular cutouts. Each
                                                                                                                                                          capable of providing audiovisual serv-    Merrick Room at the Village
  circle houses three different kinds of liquor bottles, mak-
                                                                                                                                                          ices and special effects (done by the     of Merrick Park
  ing for a unique display.
                                                                                                                                                          in-house production team), catering,      358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, Fla. 33146, 305.529.0200
                                                                                                                                                          and more. It can accommodate as 
  A Renaissance Cruise                                                                                                                                    many as 3,000 people. An outdoor          Although the open-air mall brought high-end stores such as
  3239 West Trade Ave. #9, Coconut Grove, Fla. 33133,                                                                                                     concert hall can host any musical act     Tiffany & Company, Burberry, and Carolina Herrera to Coral
  305.445.5792, 305.442.9784                                      about the popular liquor—is also on duty to recommend          plus 2,000 fans; an outdoor balcony with its own bar holds         Gables a few years ago, it only began renting the Merrick Room                                                 specialty tequilas for that perfect margarita.                 250. An 18- by 18-foot trailer with warming stations and a         in March of this year. Located on the third floor, the venue has
  Since June the Renaissance yacht has been available for                                                                        prep room is available for outside caterers.                       more than 6,500 square feet of open space, with 17-foot-high
  cocktail and dining cruises. It can accommodate 350. The
  2,000-square-foot dining area seats 160. Customized
                                                                  Hard Rock Live                                                                                                                    ceilings and marble floors. It can host as many as 300 for sit-
  menu and bar packages are available and include china,
                                                                  1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fla. 33314, 954.327.7504,           The Spa at Shula’s by Aveda                                        down dinners or 600 for receptions. The mall also has an
                                                                                               15150 Bull Run Road, Miami Lakes, Fla. 33014, 305.820.8129,        outdoor courtyard encompassing more than 10,000 square feet
  stemware, and linen service. The upper deck has a night-
                                                                  The entertainment mecca at the Seminole Hard Rock resort                                                   of event space, surrounded by Mediterranean-style architec-
  club atmosphere with dance floor, lighting, and a DJ
                                                                  continues to grow with the July addition of a 5,500-seat       The 3,100-square-foot spa opened in May adjacent to Don            ture, fountains, and tropical foliage. The courtyard can easily
  station. Groups can depart from several marinas from
                                                                  indoor arena. A venue for music and comedy acts as well        Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club. The property was once a dairy farm,     accommodate 1,500 for events and concerts.
  Boca Raton to Miami. “Cruisologists,” the onboard event
                                                                  as sporting events, it already has Tim McGraw, Meatloaf,       and some of the original milk bottles have been incorporated
  planners, can assist in organizing events.
                                                                  and Journey lined up. Life-size photographs of music leg-      into the decor. The spa includes seven treatment rooms, a
                                                                  ends from Jimi Hendrix to Dolly Parton grace the walls of      manicure and pedicure room, changing areas, and an herb            IN THE WORKS
  Cantina Beach                                                   the lobby. Morris Architects designed the four-story space     garden terrace. All treatments use Aveda products, which are
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Max’s Grille
  455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, Fla. 33149,                  with a movable 40- by 60-foot stage. Guests will never be      available for purchase as well. The spa can accommodate nine
                                                                                                                                                                                                    55 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Fla. 33134, 305.567.2600
  305.365.4500, 305.364.4509                                      more than 200 feet from the stage, which means every           people at a time, and personalized packages are available for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Already a successful restaurant in Boca Raton, Max’s Grille will                                             seat is a good one. The arena features state-of-the-art        groups of more than five. Spa guests can also purchase day
                                                                                                                                                                                                    open in Coral Gables in late October. (Another location will open
  The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, debuted this 100-seat           audiovisual technology, including 800 amps of power at         passes to the adjacent Shula’s Athletic Club, which offers more
                                                                                                                                                                                                    in Palm Beach Gardens, near the PGA Mall, in late fall.) The
  oceanfront restaurant in June. The 4,500-square-foot venue      the stage plus 400 amps on the catwalk and three 40-foot       than 50 fitness classes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    7,000-square-foot space will have a capacity for 185 guests
  sits on the edge of the resort, offering spectacular views of   lighting trusses with 60 lights on each truss. Throw in the                                                                       indoors and 80 outdoors. San Francisco-based Michael Guthrie
  the Atlantic. Inspired by the popular Baja California get-      private room on the upper level for catered events, and this   SPA V at the Hotel Victor                                          & Associates will be working on the latest Max’s decor, having
  away Cabo San Lucas, the decor includes a thatched roof,        midsize space is the perfect middle ground between larger      1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fla. 33139, 305.728.6500            done the Boca eatery as well. Terrazzo floors, stone walls,
  fire pits, wooden columns, and plush furniture in tropical      venues like the American Airlines Arena and smaller halls                                      mahogany accents, and an open kitchen are some of the
  coral and turquoise shades. Fish tacos, lobster quesadil-       like the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.               New to this ultra-hip oceanfront hotel is a 6,000-square-foot      elements to look for. It will also include a private dining
  las, fresh ceviches, and homemade guacamole and salsas
                                                                                                                                 subterranean spa. Open since May, Spa V is the first Turkish       room that seats 25.
  are some of the highlights of the menu. A tequiler—
  trained in the Mexican town of Tequila to know everything
                                                                  Palm Room at Palmetto
                                                                  Bay Village Center                                                                                                                                                            Cantina Beach
                                                                                        18001 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto
    Angel Untra Lounge
                                                                                        Bay, Fla. 33157, 305.234.4118,
                                                                                        The office complex recently turned an
                                                                                        existing 9,500-square-foot space into
                                                                                        a banquet facility. The expansive
                                                                                        area has large glass windows, which
                                                                                        offer perfect views of Biscayne Bay.
                                                                                        The space can accommodate 150 for
                                                                                        daytime events, such as seminars
                                                                                         and conferences, and 350 for
                                                                                        evening and weekend events—any-
                                                                                        thing from fund-raisers and holiday
                                                                                        parties to social and private events.
                                                                                        An outdoor terrace overlooking the
                                                                                        bay can also be used, with space for
                                                                                        as many as 500.

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     Dazzling Decor, Design,
     and Floral Companies
     Elaborate floral centerpieces. Whimsical archways made of balloons. Cozy furniture. Over-the-top props
     and scenery. Events wouldn’t be the same without them. No matter how simple or elaborate things need
     to be, these companies can meet any decorative demand or fill any floral request.
     By Vanessa Goyanes

       Key                                                                                                             Celebrations Flowers,
                                                               Balloon Bazaar                                                                                                        Deerwood Florist
                                                               722 North Andrew Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33311
                                                                                                                       Balloons & Gifts
               Decor/Design                                                                                                                                                          3837 Southside Blvd., Suite 10
                                                                                                                       4375 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32216
                                                               954.524.2252; 954.524.3564                                                                                            Jacksonville, Fla. 32216
                                                                                                                       904.641.1020; 904.641.0809
               Floral                                                                                                                                 800.992.3408
                                                               Balloon Builders                                        Cheryl Gowdy International
     A Basket Affair Inc.
     830 East Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, Fla. 33334
                                                               70 West Robinson St., Orlando, Fla. 32801
                                                                                                                       529 South Flagler Drive, Suite 27E
                                                                                                                                                                                     Designs by Sean Inc.
                                                               407.872.0700; 407.872.0720                                                                                            1300 Stirling Road, #7A/B, Dania, Fla. 33004
     954.567.2052                                                                                                      West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401
                                                                                                                                                    954.927.9232; 954.927.4544
     Action Plants
     460 SW 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33312             The Balloon Connection                                  ConceptBAIT
     954.524.1724; 954.763.2298                                2005 Tree Fork Lane, #105
                                                                                                                       712 North 16th St., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33705
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dinsmore Florist                                      Longwood, Fla. 32750                                                                                                  10452 New Kings Road
                                                               407.830.5300; 407.830.5877                                                                                            Jacksonville, Fla. 32219
     Advantage DMS                                                                                                                                       904.768.7444; 904.768.1513
     20211 NE 15th Court, North Miami Beach, Fla. 33179                                                                                                                    
     305.651.2367; 305.651.2310                                Balloons by Tech-Air                                    Continental Flowers Inc.                                                                                              8175 NW 31st St., Miami, Fla. 33122
                                                               4500 SW 74th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33155
                                                                                                                       305.594.4214; 305.594.4215
                                                               305.262.6191; 305.437.8170                                                                                            4336 NE 11th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33334
     A Joy Wallace                                                                                                                                                                   954.563.9003; 954.927.4544
     Catering Production & Design                              Balloons or Bust                                                                                            
     8501 SW 129th Terrace, Miami, Fla. 33156
                                                               P.O. Box 551856, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33155
                                                                                                                       Convention Decor of
     305.252.0020; 305.232.1899                                954.581.0358; 954.581.4319                              Central Florida                                               Eden Floral Farms Inc.                                                                  3864 Guildford Court, Orlando, Fla. 32817                     2153 NW 86th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33122
                                                                                                                       407.647.6777                                                  305.591.3024; 305.591.8767
     Always Flowers                                                                                                       
     60 North East 39th Street, Miami, Fla. 33137              Belle Fleur
     305.572.1122; 305.572.1133                                333 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables, Fla. 33134
                                                               305.444.0883; 305.444.0124                              Coral Gables Florist                                          Eden Florist & Gift Baskets
                                                                                      1825 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, Fla. 33134            7100 Pembroke Road, Miramar, Fla. 33023
                                                                                                                       305.443.3211                                                  954.981.5515; 954.964.3135
     American Beauty Florist                                                                                                           
     2712 Park St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32205                   BH & L Decorators Inc.
     904.388.0094; 904.338.0481                                7601 Chancellor Drive, Orlando Fla. 32809                     407.851.9080; 407.851.3090                              Cort Event Furnishings                                        Elegant Parties
                                                                                        11821 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Fla. 32837         2580 North Powerline Road, #602
                                                                                                                       407.857.9122; 407.850.0155                                    Pompano Beach, Fla. 33069
     Anthony’s Florist & Gifts                                                                                                                 954.956.8227; 954.956.8456
     701 East Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale, Fla. 33009   Bloomingdays Flower Shop
     954.457.8520; 954.457.8669                                1441 East Fletcher Ave., Suite 111, Tampa, Fla. 33612                                   813.971.5947; 813.971.8973                              Costin’s Trellis Garden
                                                                                         126 NE First St., Delray Beach, Fla. 33444                    Elements Event Couture
     Anything With Plants                                                                                                                                                            818 NE 75th St., Miami, Fla. 33138
                                                                                                                                               305.756.3200; 305.759.3203
     5040 St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32207         Boca by Design
     904.398.9880; 904.396.0946                                                                                                                                            
                                                               1500 NW First Court, Boca Raton, Fla. 33432                                561.447.5444; 561.447.5445                              Cox Main Street Florist
                                                                                         4218 North Main St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32206                 Event Furnishings and Decor
     Art of Flowers                                                                                                    904.354.0579; 904.354.7547
                                                                                                                                                                                     3875 Pembroke Road
     16634 Saddle Club Road, Weston, Fla. 33326                                                                                                                                      Hollywood, Fla. 33021
     954.384.9859; 954.385.1528                                Boca Raton Florist
                                                               301 South Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, Fla. 33432          Creations by Blanca                                           954.919.0055; 954.986.9988                                                                                              1923 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, Fla. 33064    
                                                               561.395.1943; 561.395.5377
     Art of the Party
     7552 Chancellor Drive, Orlando, Fla. 32809                                                                                                                                      Eventmakers International
     321.281.2800; 321.228.0011                                Bud Stop                                                Creations Productions Inc.                                    2928 SE Monroe St., Stuart, Fla. 34997                                     16705 Old Cutler Road, Miami, Fla. 33157                831 North Railroad Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401          772.286.1841; 772.286.2132
                                                               800.771.0330; 305.593.5716                              561.833.6787; 561.833.6750                          
     A Spectacular Event                             
     809 North Mills Ave., Orlando, Fla. 32803                                                                         Curbside Florist                                              Event Management
     407.222.6183; 407.897.3141                                                                                        16115 SW 117th Ave., Unit 10, Miami, Fla. 33177
                                                               Buning the Florist                                                                                                    Group (EMG)                                                                                         305.233.2668; 305.255.1978
                                                               3860 West Commercial Blvd.                                                                                            3875 Pembroke Road, Hollywood, Fla. 33021
                                                               Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33309                                                                                           954.986.0077; 954.986.9988
     Atlantis Flowers                                          954.486.3000; 954.486.0262                                                                                  
     3551 West Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 201                                                      Dalsimer
     Lake Mary, Fla. 32746                                                                                             1250 West Newport Center Drive, Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442
                                                                                                                       954.418.0608; 954.418.0688                                    EventSource International
     407.688.1121; 407.688.7990
                                                               Canvas Nursery                                                                              20855 NE 16th Ave., Suite C1
                                                               2130-A Andrea Lane, Fort Myers, Fla. 33912                                                                            North Miami Beach, Fla. 33179
                                                               800.226.3335                                            2151 Alternate A1A South, Jupiter, Fla. 33477                 305.999.9291; 305.999.9313
     Atlas Floral                                                                    561.743.6311; 561.743.8837                          
     Decorators of Florida
     1060 Holland Drive, Suite 3C                              Celebration Balloon Center                                                                                            Eventz Inc.
                                                                                                                       DECO Productions
     Boca Raton, Fla. 33487                                    5831 Memorial Hwy., Tampa, Fla. 33615                   7711 West 22nd Ave., Miami, Fla. 33016                        2180 Andrea Lane, Unit 1, Fort Meyers, Fla. 33912
     561.241.2722; 561.241.3099                                813.888.8100; 813.885.2021                              305.558.0800; 305.825.8808                                    239.415.2581; 239.415.2582                                                                                  

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 Famous Firsts                                            Foliage Connection                                   Jenny’s Flowers Inc.                                          Nuage Designs Inc.
 2200 NW 32nd St., Suite 1100                             6748 Wistering Pines Road, Orlando, Fla. 32824       6807 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33138                        50 NW 73rd St., Miami, Fla. 33150
 Pompano Beach, Fla. 33069                                407.888.9313; 407.888.9945                           305.758.5555; 305.758.2882                                    305.573.7840; 305.572.0079
 954.974.1144; 954.972.8882                                                                                                    
                                                          Freeman Decorating
                                                          2200 Consulate Drive, Orlando, Fla. 32837            Jeren Foliage Designs                                         One of a Kind Party Design Inc.
 Festivities                                              407.857.1500; 407.859.0151                           11400 Orange Drive, Davie, Fla. 33330                         1185 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy.
 6900 SW 21st Court, Davie, Fla. 33317                                              954.424.1114; 954.424.1994                                    Sunrise, Fla. 33325
 954.370.6006; 954.370.2244                                                                                                                    954.838.0040; 954.838.0041                                                                                                                                         
                                                          Fun Foam Design Inc.
                                                          2481 SW 56th Terrace, Hollywood, Fla. 33023          Jupiter Scenic
                                                                                                               15074 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 14, Jupiter, Fla. 33468
 Field of Flowers                                         954.925.9944; 954.962.9228
                                                                                                               561.776.6229; 561.776.6226                                    Oscar Foliage
 5101 South University Drive, Davie, Fla. 33328                                                                                               12450 SW 47th St., Miami, Fla. 33175
 954.680.2406                                                                                                                                                                305.775.8298; 305.269.0359                                   Galaxy Fun Raising Inc.                                                                                  
                                                          796 Sanders Road, #1, Port Orange, Fla. 32127
 2562 North University Drive, Coral Springs, Fla. 33065                                                        14711 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, Fla. 33181
                                                          386.788.1099; 386.788.1975
 954.680.6888                                                                                                  305.957.3073; 305.957.3075                                    Outside the Lines,
                                                                                                                                                    Event Decor Inc.
 8177 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fla. 33434                                                                                                                                    18337 NE Fourth Court, Miami, Fla. 33179
 800.96.FRESH                                             Galaxy Productions                                   Kuhn Flowers                                                  305.655.2022; 561.638.0223
                                                          1177 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy., Sunrise, Fla. 33323   3802 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32207
                                                          954.851.9599; 954.851.9923                           904.398.8601; 904.348.7378
 Fine Flowers                                                                                                                                Parrish Designs
 3915 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 32207                                                                                                  3223 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fla. 33137
 904.398.5824; 904.398.0991                                                                                                                                                  305.573.8222; 305.573.8760
                                                          Grande Affaires                                      Lee James Floral Designs                            
                                                          7711 West 22nd Ave., Miami, Fla. 33016               809 North Mills Ave., Orlando, Fla. 32803
 Floral Solutions, Inc.                                   305.826.5233; 305.826.0846                           407.897.5300; 407.897.3141
 1649 NW 79th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33126                                
                                                                                                                                                                             Parties by Lyn
 305.597.0344; 305.597.1574                                                                                                                                                  12316 SW 132nd Court, Miami, Fla. 33186                                                                                                                                                 305.273.4001; 305.273.9118
                                                          Grand Events of Florida                              Lori M. Productions                                 
                                                          2715 East Adamo Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33605             4511 NW 94th Court, Miami, Fla. 33178
 Flowerama of America                                     813.248.0200; 813.248.6764                           305.345.0474; 305.640.1276
 9426 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32257                                                                 Petal Affair
 904.733.5050; 904.733.4044                                                                                                                                                  1835 East Hallandale Beach Blvd.                                                                                                                                                      Hallandale, Fla. 33009
                                                          Green Affairs                                        Lowe and Behold                                               954.456.1466; 954.456.2933
                                                          19050 SW 190th St., Miami, Fla. 33187                Event Accents
 Flowers & Baskets by Miriam                              305.256.6672                                         5517 Force Four Pkwy., Orlando, Fla. 32839
 305 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables, Fla. 33134                                      407.852.0069; 407.854.0048                                    Petal Productions
 305.461.5556; 305.461.3433                                                                                                                   45 NE 26th St., Miami, Fla. 33137                                                                                                                                                     305.571.5153; 305.571.9611
                                                          Greenery Productions
                                                          2000 Universal Studios Plaza, Suite 750-D            ME Productions
 Flowers and More                                         Orlando, Fla. 32819                                  2000 SW 30th Ave., Pembroke Park, Fla. 33009
 9831 Beach Blvd., Suite 4, Jacksonville, Fla. 32246      407.363.9151; 407.363.9501                           954.458.4000; 954.458.4003                                    Pistils & Petals
 904.646.3800                                                                                            1060 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Fla. 33139                                                                                                                                                 305.534.5001; 305.534.0028
                                                                                                               6220 South OBT, #186, Orlando, Fla. 32801
                                                          Happy Balloons                                       407.888.4424; 407.888.4485                          
 Flowers by Elaine                                        11080 SW 69th St., Miami, Fla. 33173
 1440-12 Dunn Ave., Suite 12, Jacksonville, Fla. 32218    305.264.0954; 305.598.3578                                                                                         Posie Patch
                                                                                                               Metropolis Productions
 904.757.0505; 904.757.4630                                                                                                                   1442 NE 26th St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33305
                                                                                                               5218 Vanguard St., Orlando, Fla. 32819                                                                                                                                                      800.235.9345
                                                                                                               407.870.7671; 407.870.0976
                                                          Hirni’s Wayside Garden Florist             
 Flowers by Pat                                           9950 SW 57th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33156                                                                               Premier-Event Productions
 948 South Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 32205        305.661.6266; 305.661.5496                           Michael Designs Inc.                                          1640 Harbourside Drive, Weston, Fla. 33326
 904.384.3967; 904.384.4111                                                     648 West 28th St., Hialeah, Fla. 33010                        954.234.3325
                                                                                                               305.882.0096; 305.882.0097                          
 Flowers by Tony                                          Hurst Florist                              
 313 East Hallandale Beach Blvd.                          7270 Lem Turner Road
 Hallandale Beach, Fla. 33009                             Jacksonville, Fla. 32208
                                                                                                                                                                             Preston Scott Design With Flowers
                                                                                                               MSE Events                                                    380 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Fla. 33134
 954.454.6225; 954.454.3590                               904.765.5576; 904.765.3846                           1638 East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, Fla. 33060                                                                                                                      305.443.0671; 305.443.0781
                                                                                                               954.782.9118; 954.782.4322
 Flowers From the Rainforest                                                                         
 3801 North University Drive, #202                        Ice Magic                                                                                                          PRI Productions
 Sunrise, Fla. 33351                                      11124 Satellite Blvd., Orlando, Fla. 32837           Nations Floral                                                1819 Kings Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 33207
 954.741.8900; 954.741.4135                               407.816.1905; 407.816.7150                           1516 West Lemon St., Tampa, Fla. 33606                        904.398.8179; 904.398.1569                                                                    813.251.6865; 813.254.9556                          

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                 9007 Biscayne Blvd. · Miami Shores, FL 33138                                                                                                                   Sound Reinforcement • Lighting • Special Effects
                                                                                                                                                                                     Staging • Trussing • Video Projection
     Ph: 305-758-6455 · Fax: 305-758-6460 · Email:                                                                                                             Displays • Fiber Optic Curtain
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                                                                                                                  Fashion Shows • Corporate Events • Concerts                    F 305-267-3016 ·
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                                                                                                                                                                                         Special Events Resource
     Rafael & Juliana Productions                                 R.K.M. Design & Productions Inc.                            SiMax Event Production Inc.                                & Design Group
     951 West 13th St., Riviera Beach, Fla. 33404                 2045 NW First Ave., Miami, Fla. 33127                       P.O. Box 798, Tampa, Fla. 33601
                                                                                                                                                                                         1715 Old Okeechobee Road
     561.793.4720; 561.625.9173                                   305.573.7548; 305.438.0850                                  941.349.2345                                               West Palm Beach, Fla. 33409                                                                                                   561.686.7757
                                                                  Room Service
     Rafanelli Events                                             3109 Grand Ave., Miami, Fla. 33133                          So Cool Events                                             Spectacular Themes Inc.
     777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800, West Tower                                                                           2164 NW 22nd Court, Miami, Fla. 33142                      4469 35th St., Orlando, Fla. 32811
                                                                  786.338.5540; 305.445.6567
     West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401                                                                                              305.635.8088; 305.635.8084                                 407.648.4540; 407.648.0664
     561.515.6022; 561.515.6122                         
                                                                                                                                                                                         Surf Florist
                                                                  Rose of Sharon European Florists Inc.                                                                                  9471 Harding Ave., Surfside, Fla. 33154
     Raining Roses                                                2319 West University Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32217
                                                                                                                              Southeastern Decorator
                                                                                                                              2336 North Liberty St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32206           305.865.0433
     9402 American Eagle Way, Orlando, Fla. 32837                 904.737.8655; 904.737.8704                                                                                   
     407.854.3500; 407.854.4010                                                                                               904.353.4341; 904.791.9348
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sutka Productions
                                                                  SHOWORKS Inc.                                               Special Event Floral                                       International
     RBK Productions                                                                                                                                                                     424 Palm St., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401
                                                                  200 Scarlet Blvd., Oldsmar, Fla. 34677                      2705 B North Orange Blossom Trail
     100 NE 25th St., Miami, Fla. 33137                                                                                                                                                  561.835.8456; 561.835.8458
                                                                  813.855.9616; 813.855.7617                                  Orlando, Fla. 32804
     305.644.3555; 305.644.0002                                                                                                                                                                                                                   407.872.0099; 407.428.0302

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tamara’s Flower Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                         851 SE Sixth Ave., Suite 107
                                                                                                                                                                                         Delray Beach, Fla. 33483

        South Florida’s Premier Event Spaces                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tampa Bay Wholesale Foliage
                                                                                                                                                                                         9107 Taylor Road, Seffner, Fla. 33584
                                                                                                                                                                                         813.781.9257; 813.413.8328

                                                                                                                                                                                         Temporary Tropics
                                                                                                                                                                                         1704 SW 13th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33312
                                                                                                                                                                                         954.895.7536; 954.463.1187
           Pangaea boasts
           3500 sq. ft. of space for                                                                                                                                                     Trias Flowers
           groups from 10-350.                                                                                                                                                           6520 SW 40th St., Miami, Fla. 33155
                                                                                                                                                                                         305.665.5300; 305.665.8889
           A private outdoor patio                                                                                                                                             
           with an additional
           100 person capacity.                                                                                                                                                          Triton Productions
                                                                                                                                                                                         420 Lincoln Road, Suite 434
           Two bars, an elevated DJ                                                                                                                                                      Miami Beach, Fla. 33139
           booth & custom built furniture                                                                                                                                                305.535.8086; 305.535.3996
           combine to create a unique
           lounge atmosphere.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Tune Time Productions
                                                                                                                                                                                         & Island Catering
                                                                                                                                                                                         P.O. Box 929, Apopka, Fla. 32704
                                                                                                                                                                                         407.297.1564; 407.880.3813

                                                                                                                                                                                         2R Productions
                                                                                                                                                                                         12253 SW 27th St., Miami, Fla. 33175
                                                                                                                                                                                         305.220.4366; 305.228.7758

                                                                                                                                                                                         Unique Option LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                         230 Sunport Lane, Suite 350
                                                                                                                                                                                         Orlando, Fla. 32809
                                                                                                                                                                                         407.852.5665; 407.852.6566
                                                                                                                                              Gryphon is a 6,000 sq. ft. venue
                                                                                                                                              that can accommodate groups
                                                                                                                                                                                         Unique Productions International
                                                                                                                                              up to 650.                                 505 NE Third St., Suite 200
                                                                                                                                                                                         Delray Beach, Fla. 33483
                                                                                                                                              Two separate VIP areas;                    561.330.2220; 561.330.2226
                                                                                                                                              each with their own bar,         
                                                                                                                                              private restroom & separate
                                                                                                                                              entrance all surrounding                   White Orchid Florist
                                                                                                                                              a sunken dance floor.                       445 State Road 13 North, Suite 21
                                                                                                                                                                                         Jacksonville, Fla. 32259
                                                                                                                                              State of the art audio &                   904.230.0078; 904.230.1519
                                                                                                                                              visual capabilities, including a 
                                                                                                                                              Funktion-One sound system
                                                                                                                                              which features levels of clarity           Wizard Connection
                                                                                                                                              found only in the finest night-             3030 South Horseshoe Drive, Suite 700
                                                                                                                                              clubs in the world.                        Naples, Fla. 34104
                                                                                                                                                                                         239.434.9808; 239.434.9809
                                                                                                                                              Pangaea and Gryphon              
                                                      Pangaea & Gryphon                          To inquire about rates                       welcome outside catering.
                                                      are located adjacent to the                & availability please call                                                              15395 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite E, Clearwater, Fla. 33760
                                                      Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino          954 581 5454                                                                            727.531.1231; 727.535.4322
                                                      5711 Seminole Way                
                                                      Hollywood, Florida 33314                                                                                 1775 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando, Fla. 32837
                                                                                                                                                                                         407.888.9238; 407.888.3269

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