Author: Arlene Laboy

Day Trip: Our Guide for Spending a Day in Melbourne

Day trips are a necessary component of having a great, ongoing relationship with your partner. They allow you to connect over memories and current events during the drive to and from your destination while helping you make new memories upon…

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Start the New Year with Self Care Month in Ivanhoe Village

Wellness is a top New Year’s resolutions, and unfortunately self care is often forgotten due to our busy lives. If you’d like to start incorporating treat yo’ self activities into your routine, Ivanhoe Village has deemed January Self Care Month…

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Top Orlando Events for 2020: Concerts, Festivals, Plays and more!

Welcome to 2020! If you and your boo are in need of date night inspiration, look no further! Our list of top Orlando events for 2020 is full of concerts, food and wine events, plays, cooking classes and more to…

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Best of January: 45+ Orlando Events For Date Night This Month

This content is proudly supported by Orange County Library System (OCLS) The new year – and new decade – is here! Whether you want to take a healthy cooking class to start the year off, catch a performace at the…

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Cheers! A Guide to Hotel Happy Hours

How many times did you want to attend a hotel party in high school or college because you thought it would be amazing? Now that you’re an adult, it’s hotel party time any time you can have a staycation at…

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Where to Cozy up for a Holiday Coffee Date (and What to Order)

The holiday season brings back familiar things every year: festive music playing, decorations and lights going up, and cozy beverages to warm up with! It got us thinking about all of our amazing local coffee purveyors and what seasonal drinks…

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Brunch Buzz: Grape & The Grain

Located along the former Dinky Line, Grape & The Grain is a little jewel of a wine bar in the Ivanhoe District. The quaint house was a former railroad stop built in 1923, and though renovations were made, its original charm was…

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Best of December: Our Top Date-Night Worthy Events of the Month

This post is proudly supported by Orange County Library System (OCLS) The last month of the decade is here! From wine dinners to free concerts and holiday parties, we’ve rounded up the best December events for date night in Orlando….

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Best Restaurants to Host an Orlando Friendsgiving Celebration

The time of year has come to plan holiday gatherings, both with family and your closest friends! Hosting a Friendsgiving celebration is a fantastic way to bring your friends together and enjoy a great meal and conversation. Below you’ll find…

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Best Orlando Restaurants According to Local Food Writers

Have you ever wished you could know exactly what the top Orlando food writers and critics deem as the best Orlando restaurants? Lucky for you, we did all the work for you! We’ve compiled a thorough guide to the best…

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5 Bachelorette Day Trips from Orlando for every Bride-to-be

SPONSORED — You’re engaged! Apart from the big day, the bachelorette party is THE event a bride-to-be — and her besties — look forward to! Orlandoans are fortunate to have a number of destinations ideal for bachelorette day trips within…

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Recreation and Romance at TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach

SPONSORED — From fireside s’mores to breathtaking sunsets, there are so many romantic moments to share at TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach. Aside from the award-winning location, this sprawling Gulf coast destination offers an extensive list of offerings…

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Best of November: 40+ of Our Favorite Date Night Events

Fall: we are ready to welcome you to Orlando! From festivals to local markets, art events and cocktail classes, we have a ton of ideas for date night this month! Read on for our favorite November events.  November 1 –…

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10 Outdoor Dates to Experience in Orlando with @city.whit

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…

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Three Perfect Days in Cocoa Beach

Complete with beautiful beaches, tropical cocktails, a chill vibe and proximity to Orlando, Cocoa Beach is optimal for a weekend getaway. The city is also known for their killer waves, so much so that Cocoa Beach is the home of…

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CFCArts Symphony Orchestra Presents A Hero’s Journey October 25 & 26

The CFCArts Symphony Orchestra, Florida’s largest symphony orchestra, is presenting A Hero’s Journey October 25 & 26. The uplifting concert will take you on an adventure to find out what it means, how it feels, and, of course, how it sounds…

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Face Your Fears at Dark Horizon Orlando Through November 2nd

SPONSORED — The first West-coast style haunt in the East, Dark Horizon Orlando is prepared to scare you into your partner’s arms with three haunted houses: The Port, The Glades, and The Village. You’ll also experience two death-defying live entertainment…

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Our Favorite Disney Springs Happy Hours

When you are looking for a place with a wide array of dining options and entertainment, Disney Springs is a top choice. However, the massive entertainment complex comes with a reputation of high ticket items when it comes to food….

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Celebrate 15 Years of Come Out With Pride October 12

Celebrating 15 years, Come Out With Pride returns October 12 to Lake Eola Park. The all-day festival is held annually in October to coincide with National Gay and Lesbian History Month, as well as National Coming Out Day (October 11)….

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Best of October: Our Top Event Picks For Date Night In Orlando

Fall: we are ready to welcome you to Orlando! From festivals to local markets, art events and cocktail classes, we have the best events in Orlando for your October date nights. FOOD & WINE WEEKENDS Weekends, September 13 – November…

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Kid-Friendly Dates Around Orlando by @momlando

We love following local Instagrammers that share our love for The City Beautiful and each month, we choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. This month, we’re featuring @momlando, a blog run by Dana Nichols showing the highs and…

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Embark On An Epic Dessert Crawl of Audubon Park

Known to Orlandoans as the unofficial “dessert district,” the Audubon Park Garden District is home to a number of the city’s most decadent desserts. We love a good food tour, so what better way to to savor all the goodness…

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Three Perfect Days in St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine Beach is just over the bridge from Historic Downtown St. Augustine, but once you’ve crossed over, it feels like you’ve entered a completely different city. Gone is the Spanish architecture and landmarks, traded for a quiet little beach…

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10 Awesome and Free Things to do in Orlando this Fall

Planning romantic dates with your honey doesn’t have to be expensive, and Orlando has a good lineup of free things to do that won’t cost you a dime to enjoy! Now that summer is slowly making way for fall and…

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Fall Arts Preview: 40+ Orlando Art Events for Date Night this Fall

The fall season is great for dates that incorporate some of our local art and culture venues. The weather is getting cooler, and our local theatres and museums have filled up their calendar with a variety of ways to spend…

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Orlando’s Most Sought-After Frozen Treat Spots by @sweetseekers

If we had to choose our favorite social media app, Instagram would easily win. We find endless date night inspiration while browsing the social media app. We also love adding to our ongoing series showcasing some of our favorite Orlando…

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Get Free Admission to Orlando Venues with your OCLS Library Card

Good news for anyone with an Orange County Library System card: your library card now grants you FREE admission to 10 Orlando venues as part of the exciting new Local Wanderer Program. OCLS has partnered with a number of local museums,…

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Best of September: Our 50+ Favorite Orlando Events This Month

September is full of date night ideas from Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining to an ice cream and wine paring and a fun Margarita crawl. If you’re looking for something more intimate, a couples massage date night has your name all…

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Time To Relax! Our Laziest Labor Day Weekend Date Ideas

Our ideal Labor Day Weekend involves as much relaxation as possible! We’ve compiled a list of our laziest Labor Day Weekend date ideas, from a romantic picnic, to tubing and even some staycation deals. Here are a few of our…

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Returns August 23 – October 7

SPONSORED – It’s back! We’d be lying if we didn’t admit just how much we look forward to the month of August to arrive each year! On one hand, we are always sad to bid adieu to summer, but the…

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Double Date: Pop-Up Food Trucks at Bars in Orlando

One of the luxuries of visiting some of our local cocktail bars and breweries is smelling the aroma from the Orlando food trucks that pop-up several days a week to feed tipsy Orlandoans. Drinks and food truck meals go together…

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