Author Archives: Kristen Manieri

Five-Course ‘Celebration of Truffles’ Dinner at Rocco’s Italian Grille

Win an Exclusive Chef's Dinner for Two at Rocco's Italian Grille

A best kept secret in Winter Park and one of area couple’s most coveted special occasion spots, Rocco’s Italian Grille has been quietly and consistently wowing guests for over a decade. At the helm sits Rocco Potami, an old-school restauranteur with an unwavering dedication to traditional Italian fare and the wines that make its flavors shine. This month, Rocco invites ... Read More »

Win a $1,000 Winter Park Village Date Night

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this month’s Couple at Large Giveaway with Winter Park Village is going to be a ‘knock your socks off’ date night for one lucky couple. Located on 17-92 between Lee Road and Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park Village is a best bet for dining, nightlife, shopping and pampering. For this special giveaway, Winter Park Village ... Read More »

Science Night Live Returns January 14

Everything you love about Orlando Science Center with grown-up-inspired programming and the very best of the annual Otronicon event. Get ready for one of the most spectacular adults-only Science Center events of the year on Saturday, January 14 from 8pm – 11:30pm. Science Night Live, an ongoing series held by the Orlando Science Center, will present its annual Otronicon edition ... Read More »

8 Ways to FINALLY Commit to a Regular Date Night

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Turn your fizzle into sizzle with quality time! Anyone in a long-term relationship, especially parents, know that it can feel incredibly difficult to set aside quality time with your partner. Work, family, friends and personal pursuits can easily fill up our plates, leaving us with little to no time with the one we love.  I suppose this is probably why ... Read More »

Wicked to Wow at Dr. Phillips Center January 11-29

One of the most popular and award winning productions of all time, Wicked returns to Orlando with more than two weeks of performances designed to wow audiences young and old. Through music and mesmerizing theatrics, Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the misunderstood, smart, and fiery girl of emerald-green skin who grows up to become the notorious Wicked Witch of ... Read More »

Raise a Glass to Napa at Exclusive Five Course Wine Pairing Dinner

Streamsong Resort to Host Exclusive Five Course Wine Pairing Dinner with Napa Luminaries Florida wine lovers don’t have to book a flight to Napa to experience the valley’s most acclaimed wineries. As part of Streamsong’s popular Wine Dinner Experience series, a five course wine pairing dinner featuring wines from Napa Valley will be hosted at the exceptional luxury resort on Thursday, ... Read More »

100 Things to do for New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2017

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Our annual guide to New Year’s Eve in Orlando It’s nearly New Year’s Eve in Orlando! Time for the ultimate date night. Here are some of Central Florida’s best ways to say farewell to 2016 and hello to 2017. *NOTE* this New Year’s Eve in Orlando list will update and expand frequently throughout December, so be sure to check back often. Please send ... Read More »

Introducing the Orlando Date Night Discovery Club

We believe that couples are happier and more connected when they commit to quality time together. And there’s no better way to do this than with a regular date night. But… it takes time to plan a fun and creative date night, time we don’t always have.  So, let us take the planning off your plate. Since 2007, Orlando Date Night ... Read More »

Ring in 2017 at Streamsong Resort

Streamsong Resort, located just 90 minutes southwest of Orlando, invites couples itching for an easy getaway to toast to 2016 and welcome 2017 at its New Year’s Eve Celebration this December 31. Far from the distraction and chaos of theme parks, this Central Florida resort is an oasis of luxury and seclusion. Available on December 31, 2016, Streamsong New Year’s ... Read More »

Giveaway: 12 Days of Giving

‘Tis the season to be giving so we thought we’d get in on the action and help you with your holiday gift list at the same time. From Friday, December 9 through Tuesday, December 20, 2016 we’re giving away a set of gift cards EVERY DAY. Each day, one lucky winner will score one gift card to keep and one ... Read More »

Candlelight Processional: Tips and Pics

Considered by many Central Floridians as the quintessential holiday experience of the season, the Candlelight Processional at Disney’s Epcot returns this year for a five-week run from November 25 – December 30, 2016. Every few nights, a new celebrity narrator takes to the stage inside the American Gardens Theatre, and accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and countless choir singers, tells the ... Read More »

Guide to Holiday Ice Skating in Central Florida

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No matter where you live in the United States, gliding across the ice on a pair of skates is a glorious winter pastime. Nowhere is that more true that in Central Florida, where the contrast between the sun drenched outdoors and a chilly indoor rink makes this activity all the more alluring. Skating, as you’ll soon discover, is such a ... Read More »

Main Event Entertainment Center Opens in Pointe Orlando

Main Event Entertainment is here and it’s time for everyone to Head for FUN! Its first Florida-based location officially opened its doors last week at Pointe Orlando. This 45,000 square-foot entertainment complex, featuring state-of-the-art bowling, innovative American fare and handcrafted cocktails, couldn’t be more perfect for date night. The Games Gallery Inside this mecca of merriment, you’ll find over 100 ... Read More »

Blue Man Group Launches New VIP Experience

Celebrating nearly ten years in Orlando and 25 years around the world, Blue Man Group is a live entertainment experience like no other. Performing in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991, the show continually astounds and delights with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. We’ve been to see Blue Man Group ... Read More »

10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Grande Lakes Orlando

Join in the holiday celebrations at Grande Lakes Orlando where The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando are hosting a slew of holiday events, activities and dinners designed to feed your festive soul.  EVENTS Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 2, 5pm Kick off the season at the JW Marriott’s official Tree Lighting Ceremony complete with a Champagne toast for adults ... Read More »

JUSTIN Vineyards & Landmark Vineyards Wine Dinner at Streamsong: Dec. 8

Enjoy a five-course wine dinner plus a bonus $100 overnight rate at Streamsong Resort. Wine enthusiasts in Central Florida can indulge their inner sommeliers this December at Streamsong Resort. The luxury resort will be showcasing award-winning wines from JUSTIN Winery and Landmark Vineyards at its much anticipated Streamsong Wine Dinner Experience. FIVE-COURSE DINNER On Thursday, December 8, 2016, wine lovers ... Read More »

Do Good Date Night ‘Family Edition’ December 8

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Since the Do Good Date Night series launched last year, we’ve had several requests to allow kids to participate. While I love kids (got two of my own), my commitment to creating a date night atmosphere for couples seeking adult refuge has remained steadfast… until now. Next month, kiddos (ages 4 and older) are welcome at our first family-friendly edition ... Read More »

$10 Star-Studded Evenings Thru February 24, 2018 at Orlando Science Center

Updated November 2017 The Orlando Science Center recently announced the return of Star-Studded Evenings, a program inviting Orlando locals to enjoy the Crosby Observatory and Digital Adventure Theater every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm – 9pm for only $10. STARGAZING Your $10 ticket gives you access to the outdoor viewing deck, which houses a 10″ Byers refracting telescope used to ... Read More »

ICE! is Back at Gaylord Palms… and it’s Better Than Ever!

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms kicked off this past weekend with a slew of festive experiences and attractions designed to celebrate the holiday season from November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017. Besides a new ICE! theme (welcome to Orlando, Charlie Brown!), this five-week event unveiled a few new additions including the Christmas Wish Light Show, an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger ... Read More »

Date Night at STK Orlando + Save $25

Last Saturday we headed out to Disney Springs, waded through the crowds, and arrived at a date night oasis: STK Orlando. One of many new restaurants to open in 2016 at this newly redesigned dining and entertainment hub, STK is truly in a class of its own. A chic modern steakhouse with a sleek veneer, it feels far more like ... Read More »