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🛍 90+ ideas for shopping local in Orlando this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … to shop local! As someone who grew up in Small Town, Alabama, with a grandfather who owned a hardware store and a mom who ran a gift shop, there wasn’t a day in my childhood that I don’t recall the importance of shopping small. But it […]

/ November 24, 2021


🗺 10 Questions with The Great Outdorks

It’s been a minute but we’re back with not one, not two, but THREE locals to know in our LTK series. Kevin, Tiffany, and Dave Aka “Downwind, Swamp Witch, and Wisdom Dave” make up The Great Outdorks, a fun local account to follow on Instagram that’ll get you pumped on traversing our great outdoors.  The […]

/ July 26, 2021


Did you eat yet… 12 questions with Faye Albanna of @FayesPov

(📸: @fayespov) In this week’s installment of, “Did you eat yet?,” we’re sitting down with Faye Albanna, a local foodie who keeps us drooling on Instagram and Tik Tok. We asked her about her absolute favorite meal in Orlando, where she’s taking her out-of-town guests to eat, and what she’s drinking at happy hour with […]

/ June 15, 2021


100 Orlando-based Black-owned businesses, creatives, entrepreneurs, restaurants, and nonprofits

A list of 100+ Orlando-based Black-owned businesses – nonprofit and for-profit You should know Any time is a good time to support Black-owned businesses. Right now, the Black community is disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and so many Black people and allies are working to dismantle systemic racism. Our local Black community could use support more […]

/ June 11, 2021


Sanford dessert spot makes wonder out of marshmallows

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Sanford THE PLACE: Wondermade is a sweet Sanford dessert spot specializing in artisanal marshmallows, eccentrically flavored ice creams and scrumptious s’mores. Nathan and Jenn Clark are co-owners and run the business together while raising their six kids. They say they’ve made millions of marshmallows since starting production in 2012 and ship throughout the […]

/ May 20, 2021


Did you eat yet?… 12 Questions with Emi Newman aka @EmiBeFeasting

📸: @emibefeasting In this week’s installment of, “Did you eat yet?”, we’re sitting down with Emi Newman, a local foodie who keeps us drooling on Instagram. We asked her about her absolute favorite meal in Orlando, where she’s taking her out-of-town guests to eat, and what she’s drinking at happy hour with her favorite Orlandoan.   […]

/ April 27, 2021


📚 9 Central Florida bookstores to ring in Indie Bookstore Day

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami 📸: @pulptown The last Saturday in April is Indie Bookstore Day, y’all, an annual event to recognize all the indie bookstores across the country. Some locations celebrate the occasion with exclusive books […]

/ April 27, 2021


Did you eat yet?… with Papa Wu of V.L.C. Vegan Eatery

Meet Jim Wu, also known as Papa Wu, the owner of V.L.C. Vegan Eatery in the Waterford Lakes/UCF area. (📸: @V.L.C.VeganEatery) I believe it was this scrambled bowl that stopped me in my scroll a few weeks back. While I’ve been following V.L.C. Vegan Eatery for some time now, it was that photo that made […]

/ April 13, 2021


Locals to know: 10 questions with local photographer Airam Data-On

(📸: @airamdphoto) In my quest to introduce you to local people, businesses, and organizations to know in the city, I realized that I knew many, but I didn’t know-know them and figured now is a good time as any to get to know them better. That’s how I feel about Airam Data-On. I’ve only ever […]

/ April 12, 2021


Did you eat yet?… with Christian Ziegler of Perla’s Pizza

Alright, alright, alright.  We’re back with the third installment of our new series, “Did you eat yet?” Every Wednesday, I’ll “sit-down” with a local restaurateur, chef, or foodie to talk about how they got their start, their favorite meals in Orlando, and maybe even sneak in a secret recipe or two. Along the way, we’ll […]

/ March 30, 2021