Author: Kristen Manieri

Do Good Date Night: Valentine’s Edition 2019

We’re ready to kick off our 2019 series of Do Good Date Night events. Join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Quantum Leap Winery for a night of pitching in for a good cause combined with date night fun…

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Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra & The Second City to Present Comedy Special

‘Whose Line Is It, Anyway?’ star Colin Mochrie to host classical music and comedy mash-up! SPONSORED – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra continues its 2018-2019 Pops Series in  2019 with The Second City Guide to the Symphony. Hosted by Colin Mochrie,‘Whose…

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Peace Love Sweat: A Valentine’s Day Partner Workout

Not everyone wants to spend their Valentine’s night eating rich food and sipping champagne. For those couples (and workout partners) who would rather pass on the chocolates and instead work up a sweat together, the Peace Love Sweat experience promises to…

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How to Book a Boudoir Photo Shoot in Orlando

A few months ago, I had the daring idea of booking a boudoir shoot and surprising Marc with a sexy keepsake for our upcoming anniversary. If the thought of getting slightly naked (or completely naked) in front of a camera…

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Love You: A Self-Love Workshop, Feb. 2

Recently a local author and mental health counselor reached out to tell us about the book she recently published: The Self-Love Workbook. We immediately wanted to support her in getting the word out about her book but also share the details…

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Mountain Biking at Grande Lakes Orlando

What to do when the outdoors are calling but your schedule only allows for a short reprieve? It turns out you can experience Central Florida’s wild side without driving too far off the beaten path. In fact, many would be surprised…

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Universal Announces Holiday Dessert Party & Exclusive Viewing Area

From December 24 to December 30, 2018, Universal Orlando Resort will offer an all-new Exclusive Holiday Viewing Area & Dessert Party experience, which gives guests the opportunity to view Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration from…

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Candlelight Processional 2018: Tips and Pics

Last night we had the opportunity to experience Epcot’s Candlelight Processional, a holiday tradition for thousands of Central Floridians and visitors alike. The 45-minute-long experience is rooted in the telling of the biblical story of Christmas, with a celebrity narrator…

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Mango’s Tropical Cafe to Host New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Ring in 2019 at this VIP party featuring world-renowned entertainment and live shows. SPONSORED – Mango’s Tropical Cafe, the 50,000-square-foot dining and party hub, will host a huge New Year’s Eve party on December 31, 2018. Guests can reserve a…

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CFCArts Presents Let There Be Joy! A Christmas Celebration: Dec. 13 & 14

Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts), a leading arts nonprofit, will present Let There Be Joy! A Christmas Celebration, a holiday spectacular performed by the CFCArts Community Choir and Symphony Orchestra. The eighth annual holiday production has become a December tradition…

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Orlando Museum of Art to Host Epic New Year’s Eve Party

The Orlando Museum of Art Presents NOUVEAU: A Glamorous New Year’s Eve with open bar and full museum access from 9:30pm – 1:30am.   SPONSORED – Ring in 2019 with Orlando’s premier New Year’s Eve celebration – a luxurious evening…

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Morimoto Asia to Host 12 Beers of Christmas Event December 2

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will host the first annual “12 Beers of Christmas” event at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs on Sunday, December 2. The event will feature multiple stations of holiday-themed beers from local breweries paired with Morimoto Asia’s…

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New Experiences at This Year’s Christmas at Gaylord Palms Featuring ICE!

Considered one of Central Florida’s most quintessential holiday experiences, Christmas at Gaylord Palms returns today for 52 days of Christmassy excitement inside one giant festive wonderland. As always, Gaylord Palms raises the bar year after year, adding new experiences and…

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Exploring Celery City with Sanford Food Tours

What could be better than spending a few hours strolling through a quaint, historic town with regular stops for great food and drinks in interesting, off-the-radar places? That, in a nutshell, is exactly the experience that awaits with Sanford Food…

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Gaylord Palms to Host Adults-Only Polar Dash Party, Dec. 13

The launch of this year’s ICE! and all of the holiday happenings during Christmas at Gaylord Palms is just days away. From November 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019, locals and overnight guests can wander through an epic winter wonderland…

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Cows ‘n Cabs is Back November 3

The open-air, country-western themed event occurs every autumn in Winter Park’s West Meadow and also features live music, dancing and a silent auction. Cows ‘n Cabs, one of our favorite food and philanthropy events of the year, returns to Winter…

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Halloween in Orlando 2018

Orlando knows how to do Halloween right! From haunted houses and petrified forests to costume parties and movie screenings, there are so many haunted happenings popping up for Halloween in Orlando. Here are a few of our favorites:  Universal Orlando’s…

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A Discovery Cove Date Day

It’s hard to believe that just a few miles off I-4 there’s a place that will truly make you feel like you’ve been transported to a remote tropical island. White sandy beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze and the…

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CFCArts Presents ‘Our Greatest Hits’ Symphony Orchestra Concert

Central Florida Community Arts will present Our Greatest Hits, performed by the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. This show reflects back on several favorite songs by members and audiences from the past 20 concerts culminating two spectacular performances. Throughout the last seven…

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Farm-to-Table Event Returns to Orlando’s Whisper Creek Farm October 26

Highball & Harvest Hosts Second Annual Homestead Harvest The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has announced its second annual Homestead Harvest taking place on Grande Lakes’ own Whisper Creek Farm on Friday, October 26, 2018. Chef Scott Pizzo of Highball &…

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Calling all Sloth Lovers! Sloth Week is Coming to Wild Florida October 15 – 20

The world is becoming slightly obsessed with nature’s slowest mammals, so much so that there’s now an International Sloth Day. To celebrate, Wild Florida will host their first Sloth Week October 15 – 20 and offer free admission for everyone…

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Harbor Nights – La Dolce Vita Returns October 12

The glow of twinkling lights, the aroma of Italian cuisine, the sound of opera in the air: It’s not the Mediterranean coast, it’s the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. -SPONSORED- Held four times a year, Harbor Nights is…

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50+ Local and Regional Beers to Enjoy at Jake’s Beer Festival This Friday

Kick back and relax in a South Seas island paradise at a festival created for beer lovers, foodies and all who enjoy a good time. -SPONSORED- Jake’s Beer Festival happens only twice each year under the outdoor Wantilan Pavilion at Loews…

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Music Lineup & Seminars Announced for Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

This week, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort announced the musical lineup and interactive seminar offerings for its ninth annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic on October 26-28, 2018. Boasting unlimited tastings at more than 70…

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Winter Garden to Host Huge SHOP LOCAL Event: Sept. 27-29

SPONSORED – You know how awesome Winter Garden has gotten, right? Dotting Plant Street and the surrounding area encompassing Downtown Winter Garden, this burgeoning dining and shopping district isn’t matched anywhere in Central Florida. Much of the appeal grows from…

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Glass Knife to Host Dessert & Champagne Pairing Experience

Savor a fine selection of gourmet desserts prepared by Executive Chef, Stuart Whitfield of The Glass Knife during an exclusive one-night event on Tuesday, October 9. The Glass Knife, located in Winter Park, will close early for this event, creating…

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Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Food & Wine Weekends are back at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. From September 14 through November 11, 2018, this 8th annual culinary fete turns a date night or weekend getaway into a gastronomical adventure thanks to…

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15 Romantic Restaurants for Magical Dining Month

SPONSORED – Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, now on through September 30, gives couples oodles of opportunities to plan affordable date nights across the city. The $35 three-course prix-fixe dinners at over 100 Orlando-area restaurants offer such incredible value. But…

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Do Good Date Night: #SandwichEatUp at Second Harvest

Hey Do Gooders! We’re back on Friday, September 28, 2018 with another edition of Do Good Date Night, this time in partnership with Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo, founder of Orlando’s Deli Fresh Threads and the Orlando #SandwichEatUp.  For the first part of the event,…

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Join Us for our Discovery Dinner at Gaylord Palms

**CANCELLED** Our much-loved Discovery Dinner series returns on Thursday, September 13, this time inviting guests to join us at one of Orlando’s most beautiful resorts. Hosted at MOOR, located in the Key West atrium of the massive Gaylord Palms Resort, this signature…

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Hungry? Magical Dining Month Returns August 24 through September 30

SPONSORED – There are two things we love most about this time of year: back-to-school and the return of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. After a long summer, it’s time to get date night back on track and this annual…

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