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Flights & Flatbreads… $15 Date Night at Seasons 52

July 2014 update: this promo is still running! View the SUMMER 2014 menu here.  Here’s a great idea for those nights when you want to grab a quick and inexpensive bite before heading to a movie or event. All of…

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Rona’s Dining Deals

Rona Gindin, Zagat contributor and Orlando Life magazine’s dining editor, does a monthly segment on Fox 35 Orlando I never miss. Titled “Get Great Food For Less,” these spots feature AMAZING dining deals perfect for date night. This month, Rona…

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Tapas Tuesday at Cuba Libre

By Tisha Mccray Recently I had the opportunity to try out Cuba Libre’s new feature:  Tapas Tuesday. I love ordering small plates of food with fellow diners; it automatically creates an atmosphere of sharing and exploration and you can get…

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Lake Lily Sunday Farmer’s Market

We’ve really got just a few weeks left before the heat becomes unbearable. If you haven’t already been, now is the time to check out Lake Lily’s Farmer’s Market. Every Sunday from 9am – 2pm, a few dozen purveyors set…

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Saturday Mornings in Downtown Winter Garden

Last Saturday I was in downtown Winter Garden for a photography class. Rather than sit in a classroom and talk about taking pictures, we wandered along Plant Street and took them. Besides upping my photog skills, I also left that…

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Happy Hour Deals + Mimosa Flights at Eola Wine Company

By Tisha Mccray  Happy hours are a great way to try new places while watching your pennies. I love finding great happy hours, but I feel an extra sense of victory when I find a happy hour that none of…

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CityWalk Meal & Movie Deal

Here’s a cheap and easy date night idea… Grab dinner at one of CityWalk’s restaurants then a movie at AMC Universal Cineplex 20 for only $21.95 per person with CityWalk’s Meal & Movie Deal. Plus, parking is free after 6pm with…

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8 Ideas for Making Date Night More Affordable

Date night doesn’t need to break the bank! Here are those tips as well as a handful more: Hit Happy Hour If you can manage to head out in the early evening, say 5ish, a bevy of bargains await. There are…

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Four Awesome Winter Park Happy Hours

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 933 N Orlando Avenue, Winter Park Daily 5pm – 7pm (only at the bar) 5 For $6 ‘Til 7 Choose from a section of five delicious appetizers (such as Sweet Chili Calamari and Mushroom Ravioli), five premium…

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Ocoee Bluegrass Jam

Last week, I read a great story in Orlando Weekly about a group of bluegrass musicians that get together to jam every Friday night in an Ocoee parking lot near the southeast corner of Route 50 and Maguire Road. Read…

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Pecha Kucha Orlando

PechaKucha Nights are informal gatherings where creative people get together to share ideas using just 20 slides and 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). Think of it like a TED Talk on speed. Hundreds of people…

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3 romantic Orlando picnic spots

The weather is fine and the city’s green spaces are exploding with color. Now is the perfect time to plan a romantic picnic. Here are three of my favorite spots: LAKE EOLA PARK: this urban oasis in the heart of…

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Tapas Tuesday at Ceviche

I love Ceviche any day of the week, but Tapas Tuesdays are pretty hard to resist! Head to downtown’s Orlando's Church Street tonight for Ceviche’s Tapas Tuesday when Sangria and 30+ tapas are just $4 each and Mount Gay Rum Mojitos are…

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Friday Nights at Cranes Roost, Uptown Altamonte

Last week we had one of those ‘pleasantly surprised’ sort of date nights when we headed to Cranes Roost in Uptown Altamonte for dinner. I’ve walked by Café Murano, the area’s only “lake” view eatery, at least 50 times since…

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Saturday Mornings in Downtown Winter Garden

Last Saturday I was in downtown Winter Garden for a photography class. Rather than sit in a classroom and talk about taking pictures, we wandered along Plant Street and took them. Besides upping my photog skills, I also left that…

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Happy Hour Deals + Mimosa Flights at Eola Wine Company

By Tisha Mccray  Happy hours are a great way to try new places while watching your pennies. I love finding great happy hours, but I feel an extra sense of victory when I find a happy hour that none of…

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CityWalk Meal & Movie Deal

Here’s a cheap and easy date night idea… Grab dinner at one of CityWalk’s restaurants then a movie at AMC Universal Cineplex 20 for only $21.95 per person with CityWalk’s Meal & Movie Deal. Plus, parking is free after 6pm with…

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8 Ideas for Making Date Night More Affordable

Date night doesn’t need to break the bank! Here are those tips as well as a handful more: Hit Happy Hour If you can manage to head out in the early evening, say 5ish, a bevy of bargains await. There are…

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Four Awesome Winter Park Happy Hours

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 933 N Orlando Avenue, Winter Park Daily 5pm – 7pm (only at the bar) 5 For $6 ‘Til 7 Choose from a section of five delicious appetizers (such as Sweet Chili Calamari and Mushroom Ravioli), five premium…

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Ocoee Bluegrass Jam

Last week, I read a great story in Orlando Weekly about a group of bluegrass musicians that get together to jam every Friday night in an Ocoee parking lot near the southeast corner of Route 50 and Maguire Road. Read…

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Pecha Kucha Orlando

PechaKucha Nights are informal gatherings where creative people get together to share ideas using just 20 slides and 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). Think of it like a TED Talk on speed. Hundreds of people…

Read more Read more - Pecha Kucha Orlando

3 romantic Orlando picnic spots

The weather is fine and the city’s green spaces are exploding with color. Now is the perfect time to plan a romantic picnic. Here are three of my favorite spots: LAKE EOLA PARK: this urban oasis in the heart of…

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Four Awesome Winter Park Happy Hours

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 933 N Orlando Avenue, Winter Park Daily 5pm – 7pm (only at the bar) 5 For $6 ‘Til 7 Choose from a section of five delicious appetizers (such as Sweet Chili Calamari and Mushroom Ravioli), five premium…

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Ocoee Bluegrass Jam

Last week, I read a great story in Orlando Weekly about a group of bluegrass musicians that get together to jam every Friday night in an Ocoee parking lot near the southeast corner of Route 50 and Maguire Road. Read…

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Pecha Kucha Orlando

PechaKucha Nights are informal gatherings where creative people get together to share ideas using just 20 slides and 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). Think of it like a TED Talk on speed. Hundreds of people…

Read more Read more - Pecha Kucha Orlando

3 romantic Orlando picnic spots

The weather is fine and the city’s green spaces are exploding with color. Now is the perfect time to plan a romantic picnic. Here are three of my favorite spots: LAKE EOLA PARK: this urban oasis in the heart of…

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Tapas Tuesday at Ceviche

I love Ceviche any day of the week, but Tapas Tuesdays are pretty hard to resist! Head to downtown’s Orlando's Church Street tonight for Ceviche’s Tapas Tuesday when Sangria and 30+ tapas are just $4 each and Mount Gay Rum Mojitos are…

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Friday Nights at Cranes Roost, Uptown Altamonte

Last week we had one of those ‘pleasantly surprised’ sort of date nights when we headed to Cranes Roost in Uptown Altamonte for dinner. I’ve walked by Café Murano, the area’s only “lake” view eatery, at least 50 times since…

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Recession Proof Orlando Date Night Idea

Dinner and a movie for less than $50?! Believe it! Thanks to the Meal and Movie Deal at Universal CityWalk, Date Night in Orlando just got a little easier. Priced at just $21.95, this package includes dinner plus one admission to the AMC…

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The Coolest Farmer’s Market in Orlando

Have you been to the Downtown Orlando farmer’s market lately? The DOFM is the perfect Orlando Date Night activity where you can … 1. grab a beverage at the beer and wine garden, also serving Bloody Mary’s 2. listen to the band…

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Tea for Two

Set aside less than $10 and lots of time for great conversation when you head out to one of many great little tea and coffee cafés throughout Orlando. Below are a few of my faves: Dandelion Communitea Caféwww.dandelioncommunitea.com618 N Thornton…

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