Author Archives: Kristen Manieri

Food & Wine Under the Stars at Harbor Nights

Harbor Nights Romantico Returns February 10, 2017 On Valentine’s weekend, escape to the romance of the Mediterranean under the twinkling lights of the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.  Harbor Nights Romantico will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:30pm – 9pm when guests will enjoy select wines and sparkling wines, expertly prepared gourmet foods from ... Read More »

Join us for Tapas & Tango: February 17

Dancing, especially the tango, can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. And even those with two left feet can learn the skills to sweep their partner off their feet. Join us on Friday, February 17 (8pm) for Tapas & Tango at Arthur Murray Dance Studios (6700 Conroy Windermere Rd, Orlando) for a night of dancing, great food, wine and most of all, FUN! Hosted ... Read More »

Magic Dinner Shows Return to Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Events in Orlando - Christner's

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, Winter Park’s award-winning steakhouse, recently announced upcoming dates for its much-loved Evening of Magic dinner show. On these special nights, guests will delight in a four-course feast while Kostya Kimlat and his team of See Magic Live magicians tease the eyes with an interactive live performance of highly sophisticated and mesmerizing magic. Each two-and-a-half-hour show ... Read More »

28 Days of Love 2017

28 days of love

Orlando Date Night Guide’s giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of 28 Days of Love. For all 28 days in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes below. Beginning Wednesday, February 1, we’ll announce one winner daily on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will also be contacting each winner via email. We’ve got 40 prizes ... Read More »

Celebrate Your Valentine at Streamsong Resort

Leave your worries and your to-do list in the rearview mirror as you escape to Streamsong Resort to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Tucked into 16,000 private acres in a secluded slice of Central Florida, this beautiful, lakeside resort offers a tranquil luxury refuge for couples seeking undisturbed “us time.” Since it opened in 2013, Streamsong has become one of the most ... Read More »

Pair up and Run 4 Love – A Four Mile Run/Walk

Kick off your Valentine’s weekend with some togetherness mixed with great exercise. On Saturday, February 11, Track Shack will present its Run 4 Love presented by Florida Hospital, a four-mile run designed for couples, families and friends.  Single? Married? It’s complicated? This event is for everyone that has found the love of running and walking.  Lace up your runners and grab someone ... Read More »

Do Good Date Night Valentine’s Edition: February 10

do good date night

We’re ready to kick off our 2017 series of Do Good Date Night. Join us on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for a night of pitching in for a good cause combined with date night fun with your sweetie. We’ll spend an hour sorting food then we’ll spend the second hour enjoying gourmet bites and sipping great ... Read More »

All-New Epcot International Festival of the Arts: Jan. 13 – Feb. 20

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Disney recently announced the launch of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, a showcase of visual, performing and culinary artistry across six exciting weekends from January 13 through February 20, 2017. Running Fridays through Mondays, each weekend will unveil brand new art and give return visitors something unique to experience each time. Festival Highlights Artist appearances Artful photo ops ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Hamilton’s Kitchen

Brunch in Orlando Hamilton's Kitchen

Brunch has to be one of my favorite words in the English language. Say it and I immediately start smelling maple syrup and tasting Hollandaise sauce. Unlike any other meal, there just seems to be something flamboyant and over-the-top about this slice of daily feasting. Plates piled high with pancakes or waffles smothered with cream just wouldn’t do any other part ... Read More »

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

date night

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 2018

New Year's Eve in Orlando 2018

**Updated December 29, 2017** 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 2017 and hello to 2018. *NOTE* this New Year’s Eve in Orlando list will update and expand frequently throughout December, so be sure to check ... 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

UPDATED November 2017 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 24 – December 30, 2017. Every few nights, a new celebrity narrator takes to the stage inside the American Gardens Theater and, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and countless choir ... Read More »