No not the TV programme famous for Carol Vorderman and conundrums… I mean countdown to FLIBS. And what I hear you ask isFLIBS? Well let me enlighten you. FLIBS is short for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. So Mr C and I arrived in Miami last night and are currently residing at the fabulous W Hotel on North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, our home for the next two weeks (take a look at the view).
To tell you a little bit about the boat show, this year is the 52nd must see event. From October 27-31st the boat show welcomes hundreds and thousands of visitors to what is the largest in-water boat show in the world. Featuring more than $3 billion worth of boats and an astounding number of luxurious super yachts. But its not just about the boats, theres live music, floating cocktail barges (like the sound of that) an eye popping display of exotic cars, art, jewelry and all things nautical.
So why are Mr C and I here? As you probably know, we opened a Private Jet Charter office here in Fort Lauderdale in April of this year to provide private jets for our vast array of corporate and VIP clients. Headed up by Joshua Chubb our all American boy, and Daniel Hurley our all English boy (who incidentally is loving living it up in the US), since opening they have been incredibly busy . There is a definite need for our private jet service here. So we have taken an exhibition stand at the boat show to reach our target audience. Well it kind of goes hand in hand, if you own a superyacht, the likelihood is that you will charter a private jet to travel to your yacht, wherever in the world that might be. So, very much looking forward to all the networking (probably involves Champagne) but I’ll manage somehow.
But the even more exciting news is that on the 29th October we have our very own VIP cocktail party going on at the W Hotel. Its going to be fabulous (thanks to Alison Wressell our super efficient Marketing Director, and Kathy Koch of Ambit Marketing) who between them have put the event together and cooked up what promises to be a fantastic poolside party complete with Jazz band, delicious canapes, Champagne on tap and our signature cocktail the ‘High Flyer’ (cant wait to try it). I am looking forward to dancing the night away. If you haven’t been invited and think you should be there, contact email@example.com there are just a few tickets left. I promise to take lots of pictures so you can all see how wonderful it was.