Orlando

Goodbye, Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando, with its energy, character, and frustrating design, is an interesting place in which to work. The dining options are nearly endless, there's plenty of paths to take for a refreshing lunch time walk, there's perhaps even a certain prestige that comes from saying "I work in downtown Orlando." But it is not without… Continue reading Goodbye, Downtown Orlando

Orlando

Downtown Orlando’s fusion hot spot takes tiki in a different direction

Church Street Station is hallowed ground, especially for long time Orlando residents like me. Memories of Rosie O'Grady's and Cheyenne Saloon still seep from the walls and brick laden street. And for quite some time this once iconic part of downtown Orlando seemed like a ghost town. Now things have changed. Nearly every available space… Continue reading Downtown Orlando’s fusion hot spot takes tiki in a different direction

Orlando

Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge: Naughty or Nice?

Some businesses can only exist in Orlando. Really, it's hard to imagine many other cities that could be home to a year-round Christmas themed lounge. Frosty's Christmastime Lounge opened just two weeks ago and it is instantly one of the most talked about establishments in Orlando. The theme Christmas covers every corner. It is quirky… Continue reading Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge: Naughty or Nice?

Central Florida Suburbs

A step-by-step guide to riding the SunRail

It's been nearly a year since Central Florida finally joined the ranks of other heavily populated areas, offering a commuter rail. The SunRail has already gone through a few changes in its short existence and has a pretty strong fandom made of those who have ridden the rails and realized the convenience of it all… Continue reading A step-by-step guide to riding the SunRail

Orlando

The Abbey: A Venue Worthy of Once Upon a Time

If there is one part of Orlando that I really don't visit all that often, it would be Downtown Orlando. Although I have very fond memories of certain places within the towering shadows the downtown skyline, over the years I have somehow overlooked it. Perhaps it was the lure of the attractions area that grew stronger… Continue reading The Abbey: A Venue Worthy of Once Upon a Time

Florida Life

A Refreshing Commute Home

It is a very rare occasion that a 30 mile commute on Interstate 4 can be enjoyable.  Today was one of those occasions.  And here now is the formula for making such an occasion possible. STEP ONE:  Get out of work early!  I am very blessed to work for a company that offers half day… Continue reading A Refreshing Commute Home