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Santa, Baby!

Santa, Baby!

A Letter to Santa Claus From a Thankful Florida Elf on Letter Writing Day Dearest S. Claus, I hope this letter finds you well on Letter Writing Day! It’s that time of year again, when your portrait is emblazoned on every storefront and merry jingles tinkle out of speakers, greeting us with warmth on chilly ...

You Never Know What Might Come Through That Door…

You Never Know What Might Come Through That Door…

On Pawnbroker’s Day, a Few Free Things to do With Your Kids If you have kids, chances are you’ve attempted to reason, bargain, or otherwise convince them that it’s more fun to do something for free than something you pay for (“the best things in life are free, guys!”) Their requests range from a trip to Shake ...

Repeal Day: Orlando’s Alternatives to Alcohol

Repeal Day: Orlando’s Alternatives to Alcohol

You don’t have to booze it up to enjoy a tasty apertif here in Orlando Sometimes, you just want a drink without having to have a drink. When your appetite says yes, but your liver says no, it’s time to do some searching for a fabulous, non-alcoholic beverage. There are plenty of places to whet your whistle in ...

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Shelter pets deserve a chance at finding a loving family, too. Mutt Day is the perfect day to bring your new best friend home from an Orlando shelter or rescue! Dogs like that are cute and all, but shelter pups will love you just as much, and they really, really, really need your help (unlike that expensive, ...

I Can’t Come In Today…

I Can’t Come In Today…

It’s Stay At Home Because You’re Well Day, which might mean calling into work with some creative excuses. Here are a few for us Orlandoans specifically (sorry, boss!) I think we’ve all taken a few liberties while calling in sick. Among my many and varied excuses of sick days past are a few genuine jewels of ...

How to Get Out of this World on National Red Planet Day

How to Get Out of this World on National Red Planet Day

It’s National Red Planet Day! The first time we saw Mars, was on this day in 1964, when NASA’s Mariner 4 transmitted images of the fourth planet from the sun, back to the third. In addition to our proximity to the Space Coast, Orlando has a few really out of this world opportunities to discover more about ...

Prohibition Era Cocktails

Prohibition Era Cocktails

While alcohol was illegal, underground booze culture flourished and shaped our current tastes The best way to get people excited about something is to make it illegal. So, it makes sense that after the manufacturing and sale of alcohol was made illegal in 1919, a spirited culture of alcohol consumption flourished. ...

Be-1 Concepts Brings Unique And Authentic To The Heart Of Winter Park

Be-1 Concepts Brings Unique And Authentic To The Heart Of Winter Park

Park Ave, running through the heart of downtown Winter Park, has long been a gathering place for happy hours and dinner dates when locals want a special kind of night out. While the shopping might be the main attraction for visitors during daylight hours, it’s the cuisine and the cocktails that bring people together ...

ORLANDO EVENTS #WORTHDOING 4/18/16- 4/24/16

ORLANDO EVENTS #WORTHDOING 4/18/16- 4/24/16

Trying to decide what family adventures to take this week? Here’s a list of our top picks for Orlando events #WorthDoing. The famed duo, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter preform at the Dr. Phillips Center, come out and experience the ultimate foodie festival at the 31st Annual Taste of Winter Park, and come support ...

Winter Park Sweet Shop Shuts It’s Doors

Winter Park Sweet Shop Shuts It’s Doors

It's bitter sweet to have to say goodbye to one of our favorite sweet shops in Winter Park.  Candy wonderland Sassafras Sweet Shoppe is closing.  What's even sweeter then their inventory is the way they said goodbye to all their customers in this letter that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Hopefully Sassafras ...