Wardrobe at Four Seasons Orlando to Host Free Spring Fashion Events in March

Central Florida fashionistas take note: Wardrobe at the Four Seasons Orlando will be hosting a series of free Spring fashion designer appearances and trunk shows this month.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Wardrobe is located on the resort’s lobby level and will play host to the following spring designers and lines:

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30 New Shops and Dining Venues Announced for Disney Springs

As construction continues at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World has announced another 30 shops and dining venues that will be opening starting May 15, 2016.

Disney Springs artist rendering

Restaurants and eateries that will be setting up at Disney Springs include Tablas Frontera from Chef Rick Bayless, Homecoming – A Florida Kitchen from Chef Art Smith, D-Luxe Burger, and Amorette’s Patisserie.

The bulk of the announcement was a variety of retail outlets offering clothing, jewelry, accessories, and beauty products:

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Win 2 Tickets to 34th Annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show at Orlando Museum of Art Feb 19-21

Council of 101 is proud to present the 34th annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show at the Orlando Museum of Art, from February 19 through 21, 2016, and we’re giving away two tickets to attend.

34th annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show at the Orlando Museum of Art

This show will feature collectibles, original art, fine jewelry, silver, porcelains, ceramics, textiles, florals, and furniture, as well as a wide variety of unique home and garden décor.

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Win a $50 Gift Certificate For #ValentinesDay Shopping at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores @lbvfs

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. And soon after that, you’ll want to look your best for springtime holidays (Easter is March 27) and get ready for gift giving for moms, dads and grads in May.

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

We want to help you out by giving you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores in Orlando.

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Central Florida Cyber Monday Deals Worth Checking Out #ShopLocal

Cyber Monday is the online equivilent to Black Friday, with tons of deals online. But there’s no reason you can’t buy local gifts when shopping online. Here are our picks for great local Cyber Monday deals, which include a few travel deals for staycations:

Orlando Science Center Cyber Monday

Orlando Science Center is offering 15% off of gift memberships which offer a year of admission to all of its exhibits, as well as free Hollywood films, parking, and special events like Otronicon. Visit bit.ly/OSCgifts and use promo code OSCCM15 when checking out.

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Artegon Marketplace a Must Visit Shopping Center for Small Business Saturday on Nov 28 #shoplocal

While Black Friday is full of deals from national retailers and “big box” stores, the following day, Small Business Saturday, is meant to get people to shop from local stores and sellers. If you’re out shopping this Saturday, November 28, you’ll want to visit Artegon Marketplace.

Artegon Marketplace

Artegon Marketplace is full of local artisans and shops offering handmade and crafted items for purchase. The interior has recently undergone a major revamp, and every storefront now has personality and actual walls.

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Cake Boss Buddy Valastro to Open New Bakery at Florida Mall December 5

Many know Buddy Valastro as the “Cake Boss,” and soon Orlando will get to enjoy his creations at a new bakery that will open at the Florida Mall.

Carlo's Bake Shop - Buddy Valastro

It will be called Carlo’s Bake Shop, and will be modeled after the flagship bakery in New Jersey.

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Artegon Marketplace Celebrates First Anniversary With a Week of Free Events #AntiOrdinary

Artegon Marketplace will be celebrating their first anniversary this week with the Anti-Ordinary Anniversary Week Spectacular, a line-up of free events that you won’t want to miss.

Artegon Marketplace entrance

The festivities start Monday, November 16, with Sip. Stroll. Shop. From 6-9pm, guests can enjoy free samples from more than ten wine tasting stations scattered throughout the shopping center, while enjoying live jazz and Flamenco music. RHONJ star Melissa Gorga will also be on hand, meeting her fans. Be among the first 150 shoppers in line at the anniversary edition of the Wine Stroll and receive a commemorative Artegon-embossed stemless wine glass.

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Join East End Market for Breakfast With Santa on November 28, 2015

Straight from the North Pole, the one and only Santa Claus is coming to spend the morning of November 28 at East End Market, to have breakfast and meet the families.

Santa - cookies and milk

Enjoy a special holiday breakfast with Santa; a hot chocolate bar; story time and photo opportunities with Santa, a live dance performance, gift-making, and more.

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Come Hungry to Food Truck Wars at Artegon Marketplace on November 14

There are a lot of great food trucks operating in Central Florida, and on Saturday, November 14, many of them will be participating in Food Truck Wars at Artegon Marketplace in Orlando.

Food Truck Wars at Artegon Marketplace

Over 40 trucks will be competing for culinary fame, and will be rated by celebrity judges, including Jim Whaples (Florida Restaurant & Lodging Assc, American Culinary Federation), and Tchop Chop’s executive chef, Amy Gilbert.

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Central Florida’s Seminole Towne Center Will Be Going Pink October 23-24, 2015

Sanford’s Seminole Towne Center is showing its support for Breast Cancer Awarness this month with two special events the weekend of October 23-24.

 Seminole Towne Center is showing its support for Breast Cancer Awarness

Unite against Breast Cancer for the 4th Annual Pink By Design Fashion Show and Extravaganza in Center Court on Friday, October 23, beginning at 5pm. The event will include fall fashions and a Shop Pink Extravaganza with mammography scheduling and gift basket drawings from Florida Hospital. To RSVP, call (866) 328-6417 or visit JoinThePinkArmy.com and click on the community events link.

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Ivanhoe Village Hosts Sidewalk Sale & Dog Adoption Event August 8

The Ivanhoe Village area of Orlando will be hosting a Dog Days of Summer event on Saturday, August 8, from 10am to 2pm.

Dog Days of Summer

The event is a combination sidewalk sale and dog adoption event that will feature many dog-friendly vendors offering everything from mobile dog grooming to gourmet food/treats.

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Out and About: The Art of Beer at Artegon Marketplace

In addition to great shopping, Artegon Marketplace also hosts different events throughout the month. This week I checked out their monthly event, The Art of Beer.

The Art of Beer at Artegon Marketplace

The event is held the second Tuesday of each month, from 5pm to 8pm, and features free samples of beer, along with free bites to enjoy with the beer.

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