Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Being green in your life and business is all the rage and with the celebration of Earth Day, Unique Option reiterates our dedication to green practices in our business, as the future and health of our planet, the beloved Mother Earth depends on it!

Our owner, Awny Khashoggi is not only a expert on event design and decor, but also an expert on green and earth conscious techniques for decor in your home. Check out his tips and advice as he appeared on the Wednesday, April 22nd's edition of the Daily Buzz....

Look out for a future blog entry on smart green for the event industry!

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Promise of Spring...

A note from Awny Khashoggi...

I am delighted by the personal connections my team and I had during our
SPRING IT ON event on 4/3/09. I always understood and relished in the fact that we are in the business of “promise”. Every time our clients come together to do business or celebrate, they do so with anticipation of a happier tomorrow. When it was our turn to have an event, there was no exception. We picked spring as a time, theme, and spirit.

I would like to share a few reflections on the conversations and memorable inspirations I had with the guests that day. They centered around three words:
real, partners and trust. The three notions work in tandem and are interchangeable with each other as you cannot have one without exercising the others.

We demonstrated at this event, along with our partners, that we can deliver real solutions for real needs. This get-together was marked by our community’s
REAL need for collective comfort. The Unique Option Demo Room could not have gotten a better initiation than being the kitchen in which guests gathered for their heart to heart conversations as they kicked back and relaxed with friends.

We are grateful for
Puff N’ Stuff’s hospitality, along with our event PARTNERS. American Audio Visual, who artistically enhanced the ambiance and the amazing entertainment throughout the day provided by Ms. Sammy, Belly Dancer, Jewels of the Nile, and the music of Alejjandro, and DJ Lu Fontanez.

If you joined us, you know that we had a real Spring celebration. To celebrate Spring is to reaffirm your TRUST in the promise of better tomorrow.

Thank you, I will end with some of the responses I received from guests after their visit.

Best regards,
Awny Khashoggi, Your Event Partner!
Your team did an outstanding job as well. It was a great event and beautiful facility. I too look forward to our next successful partnership.


Warren Dietel
Puff 'n Stuff Catering, LLC
Dear Awny,

Thank you so much for your fabulous event! I didn't expect such a warm reception, great food, wonderful presentation and nice people! You made us feel welcome immediately. And you took so much time for me and my team showing us around - that felt really good! I think Puff N'Stuff did an excellent job - I tried the salmon/brie omelet and it was tasty, healthy and very unique! Actually your reception was an eye-opener for us: we realized that you and Puff N' Stuff are true leaders in town and that you know what you are talking about. Hopefully we can work more with you in the near future!

Please come and visit us at our new office as well - you are always welcome!

Thanks again,
Best regards,

Iris Langanke, DMCP
Owner / Director of Operations
PRA Destination Management Orlando
The event was FABULOUS!!! The food was wonderful, and as usual, your creativity and remarkable event d├ęcor transformed your show space into a scene from ‘Breakfast at Awny’s’ I wish I could have seen and tasted what lunch and dinner had to offer.

Thank you for the invitation!

Rashida Erskine
Sales Manager
BBJ Linen

It was a pleasure. Thank you so much for having me. I am quick to refer business your way if anyone asks for furniture rental. You have the best quality and selection of anyone in town.

Congratulations on your new space. I loved your showroom. I wish you and your team the best.

Warm Regards,

Mike Cruz
Sales Manager
BBJ Linen
I greatly enjoyed the event. I enjoyed meeting you, Awny and talking with your wife and being introduced to the wonderful food and furnishings your companies provide. We look forward to working with you.

Leya Black
ASI Production Services, Inc

It was great to see you and thanks for inviting my entire team out. We loved the new showroom, and look forward to bringing clients by to showcase your product.

I could not agree with you more on Puff-n-Stuff’s level of product and service.

Take care and good luck to al of us in these “UNIQUE” times….

Rich Whiddon
Exclusive Destination Management

It was wonderful! Congratulations to you and your team and partners! Well done!

I really hope we get to work together again soon!

Warmest regards,

principal, event & wedding designer | A Flair for Affairs
Hello Awny,

Thank you, so much for your email. It was great to see you and your team again. You always know how to have fun and entertain your guests. Your event was wonderful to include such amazing food.

Thank you so much, and I look forward to working with you soon.

Best regards,
Jackie Zumaeta
Catering Manager
Reunion Resort & Bella Collina

Thank you so much for an amazing evening. You have some amazing items that I foresee will be a huge hit in the bridal industry. WE look forward to the opportunity to promote you in the future. Thank you again for a wonderful event!

Kind regards,

Brandi Zrallack
Market Manager, Perfect Wedding Guide
Managing Editor, Central Florida Bride
Hello Awny,

It certainly was a pleasure meeting you and your team. Both events were great and so was the food.

All the best,

Kim H. Lightbourne | Hilton Orlando
Hello Awny and Warren,

Thank you very much for including us for such a wonderful event ! We had a great time, and I really look forward to our continued partnership in the future.

Hope to see you both soon-


Janine M. Boylan, CFBE
Director of Catering
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Hilton Bonnet Creek
No Awny and Warren, thank you. Both your companies did an amazing job and your invite to our team and the community as a whole was greatly appreciated. Like both your company's Greenery Productions has been growing emotionally, in it's design capabilities and with it's partners. We look forward to becoming as strong of a strategic partner to each of you as you have been to those in our industry.

Thank you both again,

Tommy Murphy
Greenery Productions
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Grand Opening Event- A Springing Success!

Unique Option welcomed the event, tradeshow and convention industries to their new facility for ideas and inspiration at: 9603 Satellite Blvd. Ste 150, Orlando, FL 32837.

With a day full of activities spread out over 3 mini-events, for those who came, check yourself out in the photos below. For those who missed it, we wish you were there!

We will follow up and blog more event pictures along with descriptions next week! Stay tuned!