Gods & Monsters Celebrates 2nd Anniversary June 17, 2017

Gods and Monsters storefront - geek shopping in Orlando

Gods & Monsters has been through a few bumps this year, but they are hosting a 2nd anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Now located at 5421 International Drive, the store will be celebrating from 11am to 10pm with sales and discounts (spin the D20 to see what you get), along with a sneak preview of their soon-to-be launched Vault 542, a post-apocalyptic craft beer bar.

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Light Up UCF Returns For 2016 Holiday Season Nov 18 – Jan 7

Light Up UCF, one of Orlando’s best annual holiday traditions, takes place at the CFE Arena at UCF

Light Up UCF, one of Orlando’s best annual holiday traditions, starts up this Friday, November 18, 2016, and runs through January 7, 2017.

During the event, the area in and around the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida is transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, holiday music and rides.

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Disney Springs Celebrates Its First Holiday Season With Fun Events

Disney Springs Celebrates Its First Holiday Season

Disney Springs is wrapped and ready for its first full season of holiday cheer, with festive décor, entertainment and holiday shopping .

Starting November 11 through January 8, 2017, all four neighborhoods – West Side, Town Center, The Landing, and the Marketplace – will be filled with holiday delight.

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Out and About: Origins Grand Opening at Disney Springs

Origins Grand Opening at Disney Springs

On October 21, skincare brand Origins held a grand opening party for their new store at Disney Springs, and CitySurfing Orlando was invited to attend.

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have already seen a few of the photos I took of this beautiful and well laid-out store. All the product lines are arranged neatly along the walls, with testers and signs explaining what the benefits are for each.

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Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center Host Back-To-School Promotions

Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center Arrive in Style

It’s almost time to start preparing for another year of school and Central Florida’s Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center say they’ve got students covered with Back-To-School promotions.

The promotions will coincide with Florida’s Tax-free Weekend taking place August 5 – 7. Tax-free items will include clothing, footwear and bags that cost $60 or less and school supplies worth $15 or less.

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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Starts Alcohol Delivery in Orlando Area Via Shipt July 27

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Starts Alcohol Delivery in Orlando Area Via Shipt June 27

Shipt, one of the nation’s fastest growing on-demand delivery services, has partnered with ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Florida’s oldest and largest independent retailer of fine wine and spirits, to start offering alcohol delivery in the Orlando area starting tomorrow, July 27, 2016.

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Kipling Celebrates Grand Opening at Disney Springs May 20-22

Kipling at Disney Springs

Kipling recently opened in the new Town Center area of Disney Springs, and will be celebrating the launch of its interactive retail space Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22.

The event will offer visitors refreshments, a tour of the space and each activation area, and a complimentary Kipling monkey keychain with any purchase of $100 or more while supplies last.

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Out and About: Ted Baker Now Open at Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland

A few weeks ago, fellow blogger Orlando Fashion Girl invited me to a fashion soiree at the Ted Baker store at Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland, and I decided to go so I could let you readers know what they offered.

Ted Baker store at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland
I’m told the brand is one of the UK’s leading fashion retailers, with over 34 locations in the US. Of which this store is one.

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Hello Kitty Shop Opens at Universal Orlando

Universal Parks & Resorts and Sanrio have partnered together to open a Hello Kitty Shop featuring Hello Kitty and Friends at Universal Orlando.

Hello Kitty Shop Opens at Universal Orlando

The store marks both Sanrio’s and Hello Kitty’s first appearance at a theme park in North America

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New Stores to Shop at Artegon Marketplace in Orlando

I’m a big fan of Artegon Marketplace, which has lots of little artisan shops selling handmade and unique items, as well as really cool anchor stores like Gods & Monsters.

Artegon Marketplace entrance

In the past few months, so many new stores, eateries, and entertainment venues have opened at Artegon Marketplace, so I thought I’d highlight a few of them for you to check out.

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Moroccan Bazar Hosts Grand Opening at Artegon Marketplace March 19

Moroccan Bazar is one of the newest tenants at Artegon Marketplace, and they will be hosting their grand opening celebration on Saturday, March 19, from 3 to 7pm.

Moroccan Bazar at Artegon Marketplace

The store offers a wide variety of Moroccan home furnishings, including lanterns, rugs, seating cushions, hookah pipes, and tea service sets.

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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 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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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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