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
The other week I went to a screening of @heroinfilm, directed by @spencerfolmar, the brother of the awesome mom blogger @ambershimel. It was a deep story of how addiction affects families and entire towns, and they will be screening at different locations throughout the new year. The theatre was so pretty and kind of retro, they often have theatre or ballet performances at @wdpac_theatre. After the screening my boyfriend and I explored more of downtown Sanford. It’s so charmi
Went to the @orlandomuseumofart and they are doing art in the galleries! You can sketch what inspires you, and they will even provide the sketching materials. It’s included with a membership to the Orlando Museum of Art. Definitely feeling inspired. I haven’t drawn in a while, and I pulled my drawing skills out of long term memory. When it’s been a long time since I have done something sometimes I worry that I have lost what I have learned. Do you ever have that fear? I took
Honored to be a food judge at @iqgastronomic! Held at the beautiful @celebration_gardens in Winter Park, Florida, there were many local chefs, bakers and caterers and food trucks showcasing the amazing food that Orlando has to offer. A panel of local food bloggers judged the paella challenge between three amazing chefs. They were all so good it was hard to choose! There is a deep history to paella, it originates from Spain and is different from region to region and in each fa
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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I took a behind the scenes tour at SeaWorld Orlando to meet some penguins! The tour lasts about twenty to thirty minutes, one of the animal experts gives the tour group some info on penguins, and then it opens up for questions and photos. They handled the photo section very well by queuing everyone up and having people go one at a time, that way everyone got a photo and it was very orderly and convivial. The tour group meets near the back of the park and then you get to go to
Orlando is my home and is very close to my heart. I watched it grow into the tourist capital of the world with a thriving downtown, a city where there is always something fun to do! There are so many cool people, and connecting the local creative community is something I’ve been growing with the @orlandofashionbloggers, an organization that I created to connect creative people here in a collaborative environment. I no longer feel like I have to move to L.A. to find that! @map
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
Inspired by international street food, the Seven Seas Food Festival lets you sip and sample delicious selections from all around the world. The Brazilian, Asian and Caribbean stations all had food and drink that I would love to go back and try, such as bacon wrapped plantains, bao bun sandwiches or Jamaican patties. There are also Italian, Pacific, American and Vegan stations with a medley of good selections. The Frozen Lagoon Punch was good and very sweet. It reminded me of
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.
Inside of the Animal Kingdom Lodge is Sanaa, an African restaurant with flavors of India. In parts of Africa, especially on the southeastern side, many people have moved there from India. They brought their traditions and food culture with them, and in the cuisine of modern Africa you experience a syncretization of traditional African foods, Indian food, and Afrikaans and English traditions. My mom and I ordered the Indian Bread Service, which features nine different spreads