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 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 at @theescapegameorlando! Teams of up to eight people join forces for an hour of non stop puzzles, finding clues and solving them! There are a few different scenarios to choose from, such as the Gold Rush or a Mars Mission. Our scenario was the Heist, where we had to find a priceless Monet painting that had been stolen! We were down to the wire but we solved it and won the game! I don’t want to give too many spoilers away, but everyone contributed and it was a lot of
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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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.
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
Thank you so much to Disney for inviting me to Disney After Hours as media! The first event was at Animal Kingdom and there was only a 5 minute wait for Pandora! When we got to the park before it closed for regular hours there was a 160 minute wait for the Pandora ride Flight of Passage. My boyfriend and I rode it twice! It’s so beautiful how the Tree of Life in the center of the park lights up at night, and the Rivers of Light show was as beautiful as ever! Everything was ma
I was invited by Juliana of @momheels to help her host the fashion show at the Christmas Fest event. It was amazing to have local influencers from @orlandofashionbloggers model in the show including @krysgdiary, @soymave_, @_myownmelody_ and @myvoguelookbook. Thanks to @iqsocialbusiness and @vidacomomama for organizing the event. 40 vendors and over 700 people showed up. They had some amazing brands including @depalmaworld, @gjecommerce, @rainbow_wayuu_ and @mariannestylesme.
I went to a makeup class party at the Sephora at Disney Springs. The event was organized by Ireland Frost and it was awesome to finally meet her in person. A bunch of the @orlandofashionbloggers also showed up and we had a great time learning different techniques and trying some good products by brands like Tarte and Too Faced. I definitely learned how to layer eyeshadow better and do my brows in the more three dimensional brush strokes style, rather than having it look like
The holidays are coming up, and now is the time to plan for gift ideas! For the man in your life, Seki Edge has a men’s grooming kit crafted in the mountains of Japan with the knowledge of samurai sword makers. As seen in Glamour, Marie Claire and Lucky. 🎁👦🏻🎉
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This past weekend I was invited to the Dîner en Blanc. A crew of the @orlandofashionbloggers were invited as media to cover the event. It's a secret dinner party event where everyone dresses up in white. The event began thirty years ago in Paris and has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. Tiffany D Brown and The Fashionable Nurse were also there, it was so good to meet them in person! Everyone at the event brings their own tables, plates, food and drinks. The event provides th