It was lovely being invited to the Surf Expo! It is a huge expo at the Orlando Convention Center featuring hundreds of brands in the surfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding and skateboarding fields as well as beachwear and resort wear companies. It features many big name brands in the surf industry such as Roxy, Volcom, O'Neill, Hurley, Body Glove, and many others, and also many independent growing brands. The Surf Expo is a trade only event and is not open to the public, but y
I spent the holidays with my mom, boyfriend and his family in lovely Sarasota, Florida. We had a cookout on the beach and it was still a beautiful day in the Florida winter and it was a great beach for finding shells. I have a glass covered coffee table filled with shells I and my family have collected over the years, it is truly unique and beautiful, and serves as a keepsake of all the family trips to the beach, and this year I added some new shells with my boyfriend. My boy
I'm going to share where I find a lot of my blogger outfits. I've been a member of Rent the Runway for about a year now and it's been a glamorous experience wearing so many designer outfits! Rent the Runway is a fashion subscription service, giving you access to a dream closet four items at a time. Each item comes dry cleaned in a sealed plastic bag on a hanger. With the Unlimited plan you can rent four items at a time. The most frequent option is dresses but they also have b
My boyfriend and I went to Kennedy Space Center's "Lunch with an Astronaut" and it was an enriching experience where you get to hear first hand accounts of space missions. It is in a group setting where the food is buffet style and the astronaut gives a presentation up on stage about their experiences. He had been on quite a few missions and was very insightful. The food menu includes arugula and carrot salad with lemon vinaigrette, chipotle roasted cod, southern fried chicke
Finally made it to @devilsdenspring! It’s a prehistoric natural spring inside a cave. The cave has a circular opening which the early pioneers thought was a portal to the underworld, and apparently when it’s cold outside steam rises through the hole, hence the name of the spring. However the water is a bit chilly but it gets comfier to swim in once you get your whole body in! We rented snorkeling equipment and it was a lot of fun, I didn’t dive down to the bottom but it’s abo
From our trip to Daytona Beach for Ceo Gaming Inc. It was held inside the ginormous beautiful Ocean Center convention hall, there were so many people there! We stayed at the Hilton Daytona Beach which you can see behind me, they had the most amazing brunch! You could see the ocean from our room and the Daytona Bandshell where they host live music. Overall I’ve become a fan of Daytona! 📸 @gmsmith8490 🌴🌊🎮 The convention itself featured games such as Street Fighter 5, Tekken
I had an amazing time in my first ever surf lesson with @ragansurfs! In the morning on the beach in front of the beautiful @shoresresort we went over safety, technique and style, and practiced the surfer pop-up technique to stand up on the board. When we went out into the water he helped me catch a lot of waves, and gave helpful feedback each time on how to improve even more. I even stood all the way up on the board a few times! He was dedicated to making me feel confident on
This monthly event features the best of fine dining at Daytona’s oceanfront, and each dinner carefully cultivates each custom menu to pair fabulous food with flavorful drinks. This month’s focus was on Florida, featuring sustainable seafood, local produce and spirits from an award winning distillery in Jacksonville called Manifest. The theme for each month is centered around a locale such as the Pacific Northwest or South America. Before each course, the chefs and distillery
Had fun with the bf at @combatnightmma! Thank you @orlandoliveevents_ole for inviting me to May the Fourth Combat Night, a MMA event with a special Star Wars theme. Sitting up front on the comfy VIP couch seats puts you right up close to the action! The Orlando Live Events Center is right by Winter Park and Altamonte, and they host awesome events like carnivals, car shows, boxing, jiujitsu and MMA. Check out my Instagram Stories for clips of the evening’s matches! 🌟🎉🥊💫 #T
Enjoying the new Chocolate Cherry Cold Brew from @dunkin! The rich chocolatey flavor meshes well with the cherry and enhances the deep flavor of the cold brew. The slow cold brewing process takes twelve hours in small batches, and enhances the flavor of the coffee like a fine wine. Even better, right now a medium is only $2 from 2-6pm! Now is the perfect time to add Dunkin’s new Chocolate Cherry Cold Brew to your afternoon lifestyle. Definitely enjoying this coffee happy hour
Had an amazing time at @hi5pokeandsushi! A one of a kind family owned place that combines Japanese and Hawaiian style and cuisine, they are conveniently located in the IDrive district of Orlando. The Korean BBQ wings are one of their most popular dishes and I can see why, with its incredible flavor and spices. They have a really unique take on nachos with tuna, avocado and spicy sauce over wonton chips, which gave it a signature salty flavor. The tonkotsu ramen is a classic t
The food at @donjuliosmexican is phenomenal! Sitting outside gave such a nice atmosphere. The Mexican street corn was full of flavourful spices, cut by the creamy sauce poured over it, and served grilled and sizzling. The shrimp stuffed avocado was both healthy and delicious, I could eat that every day. In contrast, the fried ice cream was drool worthy and an amazing indulgent treat. Overall, would go again! Pics by me
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The food at @littlegreekleevista is an authentic taste of Greece! You can find classic gyros, baklava, spanakopita, pita and hummus, and other classic dishes. They said that they source some of their ingredients from Tarpon Springs, Florida’s historic Greek town nearby Tampa. It’s one of my favorite less exposed places in Florida, and the food there is always phenomenal, so it makes perfect sense that they are connected! Now you can find a piece of Greece right here in Orland
The food at @sofritolatin is amazing! It’s a Venezuelan place close to Apopka Vineland area by Disney Springs. They have not only authentic Venezuelan food, but also dishes from Cuba, Argentina, and Colombia. Definitely very good. Thank you so much for having me for your food blogger media night!
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Check out my favorite phone case from @idealofsweden! I picked out the Tropical Fall case because I’m a Floridian so oranges but it’s honestly so pretty and protects my phone really well. I use this and the Moroccan Zellige case every day! 📱🍊😄🏖🧡 They sent it to me all the way from Sweden to try it! Thank you because it’s awesome. You can browse their wide selection of pretty prints and pick out your own, and code katrinabellebeauty gives you 20% off your case! #IdealofSw
Who’s excited for Spring Break? Thinking about St. Patty’s Day weekend with my man. We had some jacuzzi time featuring my @leus beach towel, made it back to CityWalk and did mini golf and donuts! How was your St. Patrick’s Day?
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Captain Marvel opens today! I was invited to a special pre-release screening in IMAX, and it definitely exceeded expectations! I don't want to give away any spoilers, but Marvel fans will be pleased with this movie. At first I was a little worried that such a strong female character would be portrayed as a caricature, or be sexualized, or have some kind of makeover montage scene, but it was none of the above. Carol Danvers is a three dimensional American girl, with a matter o
Kiss Colors left my hair feeling even healthier than before! Their formula has collagen, aloe vera water, keratin, argan oil and other amazing ingredients to nourish your hair. In my experience as a beauty school graduate, this product is good! I’ve been wanting to go pink for a long time now, and I’ve got so many compliments on my new look! I chose the Pink Petal and Rose Gold colors, they also have blue, purple and even green to choose from. It was amazingly easy to apply.
Some of the #otownbloggersquad had an amazing time at the #sipandmingle conference! It was run by the amazing Simple and Pretty Co. and TaraMetBlog. It was wonderful to see them again, as I had met them on my Naples trip a few months ago. There were bloggers from all across the state at the event, including Tampa, Naples, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and other remote places in scenic Florida. The event was hosted at Marriott, and sponsored by brands such as Land’s End, Wine Societ
More fun at Disney After Hours, this time at Hollywood Studios! It was my first time visiting Toy Story Land, because every time I had checked the Disney Parks app the wait time had been at least 80 minutes! At After Hours it was only 5 minutes 😱😍 It was so much fun! The classic Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, the Alien Swirling Saucers, and a ride I had never seen on a blog or vlog called Toy Story Mania. It’s a 4D interactive game where the cart moves you around to differ