Author Archives: Stephanie Patterson

Brunch Buzz: The Glass Knife

Brunch Buzz: The Glass Knife

Tempting photos of decadent cakes and handcrafted doughnuts may lure you through The Glass Knife’s doors, but the restaurant’s more savory side is equally delicious, especially during brunch. Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am-4pm, brunch proves that the restaurant packs more than just a sugar-filled punch. I wouldn’t frown upon visiting for a meal comprised entirely of indulgent cakes, ... Read More »

11 Relaxing Places to Practice Outdoor Yoga in Orlando

Where to Practice Outdoor Yoga in Orlando

Healthy relationships are all about balance. And if you’re looking to interpret that literally in your relationship, why not take advantage of the fabulous spring weather by practicing outdoor yoga in Orlando? From a picturesque blueberry farm to Downtown Orlando rooftops, here are a few places to get lost in the flow together. Baby Goat Yoga at Wildflower Farm When: ... Read More »

A Tour of Sanford’s Best Bars and Eateries by @drinksanford

A tour of the best bars and eateries in Sanford with @drinksanford

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we’ve launched a series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. Each month we’ll choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. We love following them and we hope you will too! This month, we’re featuring @DrinkSanford, an account feautring the boozy adventures of a fun-loving anonymous couple in Sanford. Along ... Read More »

12 Most Fun Ways to Get Drunk Together Around Orlando

12 Most Fun Ways to Get Drunk Together in Orlando

Orlando Magazine recently published an in-depth list highlighting five local bars hosting out of the ordinary events in addition to serving up top-notch concoctions. (Read the article here.) At breweries like Orlando Brewing, you can sip a cold pint of organic craft beer while attending the monthly drum circle. Or, head to Aero Rooftop Bar & Lounge to paint yourself ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen lobster tail happy hour dish

If there is such a thing as happy hour heaven here on Earth, its location is certainly on Sand Lake Road. This stretch of restaurants, nicknamed “Restaurant Row”, is an oasis for conducting a progressive happy hour crawl just far enough away from the hordes of tourists on I-Drive. Deciding where to go (and wishing for a bigger stomach) are ... Read More »

Top 10 Movie Picks for Date Night at the Florida Film Festival

27th Annual Florida Film Festival

The 27th Annual Florida Film Festival (FFF) is back April 6-15, 2018! Featuring more than 180 feature films and shorts plus celebrity guests and fun parties, the festival is a wonderful date night option for culture-loving couples. Kick things off at the Opening Night Party April 6 at Eden Bar featuring the opening night film, American Animals, plus food and drink ... Read More »

10 Orlando Places to Explore Together by @orlandoissleeping

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we’ve launched a new series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. Each month we’ll choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. We love following them and we hope you will too! This month, we’re featuring @orlandoissleeping, an account comprised of stunning nighttime photography captured by a local night shift ... Read More »

12 Upcoming Orlando Events for a Charitable Night Out

Orlando Events for Charity - Beard in Baldwin

Why not put a charitable twist on your next night out? From high tea to foodie-focused fundraising and everything in between, here are 12 upcoming Orlando events for doing good during your next date or girls’ night out. Tony Roma’s Make-A-Wish Fundraising Cards March 1 – April 11, 2018 Tony Roma’s Orlando (8560 International Dr.) $20 We first shared details ... Read More »

A Private Trail Ride for Two at Hidden Palms Ranch (VIDEO)

Hidden Palms Ranch private trail rides in Sanford FL

Imagine this: besides your horse companion and a field of grazing cattle, there’s not another soul in sight as you make your way through winding tree-canopied trails. The only sounds come from trees rustling in the breeze above and your horse’s hooves hitting the gentle ground below. Then, the canopy of Spanish moss-adorned live oak trees opens up into a ... Read More »

Three Things to Know About Foxtail’s Farmhouse

Foxtail's Farmhouse Coffee Cone Latte

The latest addition to Foxtail Coffee Co.’s rapidly growing mini-empire in Orlando, Foxtail’s Farmhouse is more than a craft coffee shop. An expansion of the original Foxtail Coffee Co. location next door, the Farmhouse provides solutions to two main customer requests: more seating and a food menu. This newly-opened date night friendly space is the perfect place to unwind with ... Read More »

7 Quintessential Dates at Plant Street Market (VIDEO)

Plant Street Market Winter Garden

Plant Street Market is a one-stop shop for date night: delicious eats, a bustling brewery, easy access to the 22-mile paved West Orange Trail, and a killer outdoor patio. Located 25 minutes from Orlando in charming downtown Winter Garden, the market houses over a dozen local vendors. So if you’re feeling like sushi but your date is craving pizza, this ... Read More »

Eat, Drink and Explore the West Orange Trail

West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades

Updated March 2018 Stretching from Winter Garden to Apopka, the West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long paved rail-trail. Bike, walk, run or skate your way through this itinerary to discover some of the best sights, sips, and bites along the trail. START: Killarney Station/West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades Located 20 minutes from Orlando, Killarney Station is the best ... Read More »

A Week of Valentine’s Day Flicks at Enzian Theater

Valentine's Day movies at Enzian Theater

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a week full of romance films at Enzian Theater. This much-loved independent theater will present a handful of fun and festive events beginning February 8 through February 14, 2018. Make it a complete date with dinner inside the theater, or arrive early for drinks and eats at Eden Bar. The Shape of Water Now through February 8 An other-worldly ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Pizza Bruno

Pizza Bruno brunch Orlando

Move over, garlic knots, and make way for the latest at Pizza Bruno. Served Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm, Pizza Bruno’s recently launched brunch service covers all of the bases: boozy concoctions, sweet and savory dishes, plus a relaxed atmosphere. Upon my first visit, I fell in love fast and hard with Pizza Bruno’s perfectly crisp and doughy Neapolitan style ... Read More »

The Best of February: Our Favorite Orlando Events Coming Up

Best Orlando Events February 2018

Ready to hit the town with your favorite partner in crime? Take your pick of the best Orlando events happening in February including Universal Orlando Mardi Gras, outdoor movies, a Do Good Date Night, The Lion King, the kickoff to soccer leading up to the first Orlando City SC match of the 2018 season, and more. Looking for Valentine’s Day ... Read More »

100+ Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando

Things to do for Valentine's Day in Orlando

Our annual guide to the best things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando! It’s almost time to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year! Have you started planning yet? If not, look no further than our official guide to things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando. There’s something for every couple to enjoy in the city this ... Read More »

Better Together: Wine and Beer Pairing Events in Orlando

Wine and chocolate, beer and doughnuts, you and your partner…some things really are just better when they’re together. At these wine and beer pairing events in Orlando, two is most definitely better than one. Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Wine, cheese, and chocolate are delightful on their own, but they truly shine when paired together for the ultimate indulgence. Get a ... Read More »