Florida Life

Tales from the Parrot Perch: My Interview with JD Spradlin of Radio Margaritaville

Fellow Parrotheads, Sirius XM listeners, Florida lovers, and mourners of the fall of Pleasure Island... lend me your ears eyes. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with my favorite Radio Margaritaville DJ, and fellow Florida Native, JD Spradlin. It was a wonderful afternoon at the Orlando Margaritaville Cafe'. I visited with JD in… Continue reading Tales from the Parrot Perch: My Interview with JD Spradlin of Radio Margaritaville

Florida Life

The First Year of ThisFloridaLife

One year ago, on 7/7, I started ThisFloridaLife. The goal: share my love for my homestate and discover more of my own background. Little did I know how important this goal would be for me and how my lifestyle would be enhanced. In honor of the one year anniversary, I'd like to share the highlights… Continue reading The First Year of ThisFloridaLife

The Beach

Journey to the end of the Road: Our Drive from Orlando to Key West

We wavered back and forth. Do we make the drive or should we just hop a flight? A 7 to 8 hour drive from Orlando to Key West seemed a little daunting, but also like a golden opportunity. We decided to go for it. Though we had been to Key West before, it was only by way… Continue reading Journey to the end of the Road: Our Drive from Orlando to Key West

The Beach

A Very Necessary Vero Beach Trip

When our wedding anniversary rolls around every January we are often challenged with finding a destination that will be enjoyable despite the Winter weather. We took a risk and rolled the dice by choosing Vero Beach, FL. The weather could go either way, in the end, it did not go well. I have waited months… Continue reading A Very Necessary Vero Beach Trip

Central Florida Suburbs

Treasures Waiting to be Found at Adjectives Antique Market

Orlando is home to many delightful antique shops. From the historic 1st Street in Downtown Sanford, FL to one of the best streets in all of Orlando: Orange Avenue, antique treasures are pretty easy to find. But, there's one place that brings in all together: Adjectives Market. In the Central Florida suburb of Altamonte Sprngs,… Continue reading Treasures Waiting to be Found at Adjectives Antique Market

Florida Life

Help wanted! Solving the Margaritaville mystery…

Hi there Florida Lifers! It has been busy, busy, busy in my world! This weekend I needed a little retail therapy. My parents and I visited Adjectives Antique Market (I will definitely have to do a write up about this treasure chest). A table with a beautiful, exotic painting on it caught my eye. Upon… Continue reading Help wanted! Solving the Margaritaville mystery…

Orlando

Amway Center of Attention

Two years ago, the Amway Center opened to high praise and controversy over the price tag that came with it. Although I had fond memories of the Amway Arena (aka the O-rena), it was time for something new. I have had the pleasure of enjoying four events inside this state-of-the-art entertainment complex. Each offering  four… Continue reading Amway Center of Attention

The Beach

Half & Half: Hollywood, Florida (Part Two)

The morning was delightful, filled with the  type of activities we had hoped for when planning this trip to Hollywood, Florida.  Breakfast with a breathtaking view of the ocean, quiet time while reading a Jimmy Buffett novel along the water, finding a great spot on the beach and spending a few hours nestled in the… Continue reading Half & Half: Hollywood, Florida (Part Two)

The Beach

Half & Half: Hollywood, Florida (Part One)

The moment we realized we had the entire Labor Day Weekend off together we knew we had to do something special.  Even though I am a Florida Native, there is a side of my homestate that I have never really seen: South Florida.  So we booked our room and planned our two night trip to… Continue reading Half & Half: Hollywood, Florida (Part One)