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
Discovering Lake Nona’s nightlife at @boxiparklakenona. They have live music, food trucks and drinks, as well as a volleyball court in the back. It’s like an ideal community lot I would create in the Sims! What are some of your favorite things to do in Lake Nona?
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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
The Dîner en Blanc is an annual all white dinner party. Everyone dresses up in all white, including shoes, bags, and accessories. It is so cool to see everyone's outfits and how creative they are! I especially love the headpieces that people make by hand such as fascinators, tiaras and hats. Every year it is held in a location that is kept secret until the day of the event. Last year it was held in Altamonte Springs, and this year the dinner took place in Winter Park. People
Had fun at the improv show by @theatresouthplayhouse! It’s awesome to have a live theatre group in town! They are performing Matilda next month at their black box theatre in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace. Matilda was always one of my favorite movies and books and it would be so cool to see a theatre production of it. More info and tickets at theatresouthplayhouse.org!
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Taste! Central Florida is coming up next month! It is a multimillion dollar fundraiser that helps thousands of people every year, with Second Harvest Food Bank @feedhopenow. They distributed 58 million meals just last year. It’s for an amazing cause and a very fun event that will have over 40 different restaurants participating. It’s hosted inside the World Center Marriott and you walk around to see all the different vendors and pick which food you would like! Cuba Libre will
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
Had a fun time at @bocasgrill! Located in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando, it brings a taste of South America to the City Beautiful. The deep fried sweet corn with cheese and bacon and cachapa tower were phenomenal, and the towering Nutella churro milkshake was divinely good. They have many different kinds of arepas to choose from, and the Arepa burger, inspired by a cheeseburger, was a favorite dish made with beef, sausage and cheese, topped off with an aioli sauce. I tried
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