We finally got to check out The Soda Fountain in beautiful College Park! The new shop with the old-timey feel has a lot of menu items including ice cream, milk shakes, sundaes, ice cream floats and craft sodas. Stop in and make it a family affair by sharing “The Zoo” - 5 scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge, caramel and peanut butter sauces, chopped peaunts, and lots of cherries.
March 19, 2014
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February 6, 2013
I tried to post this last week after I visited the new bar in Ivanhoe Village last week; but I got busy with selling homes. The blog takes the back seat sometimes.
The new hot spot in Ivanhoe Village is called The Hammered Lamb. They had a soft opening early last week and then officially opened the doors on Friday. The location is perfect with beautiful views of Lake Ivanhoe from the large outdoor patio bar. Inside there are video games, tons of TVs, plenty of spots to sit and chat or listen to the awesome 90′s set-list. It’s a relaxed neighborhood bar vibe that is just right for the area.
They will be serving light dishes in the future but for now it’s a great place to have a drink and enjoy the Florida weather on the outdoor patio.
Thinking of moving to the area? Search nearby homes for sale in Lake Highland, Colonialtown North , Eola Heights, and College Park or call me to learn more about Downtown Orlando real estate at 407-494-2820.
Image Credit: from window from Hammered Lamb instagram
November 21, 2012
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! As many of you know Small Business Saturday is this weekend across the country. These local businesses are what make our neighborhoods and communities such a great place to live. If you’re out and about this weekend remember to shop local Orlando! Here are a few websites to find locations of small businesses in the Orlando area with plenty of places to shop or dine this Saturday.
Downtown Orlando neighborhoods
Downtown Orlando shopping - Central Business District
South Eola District - Area South of Lake Eola
What are your favorite local Orlando shops?
P.S. Please feel free to send me more suggestions for Orlando shopping and dining!
September 4, 2012
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Sorry I have been out of commission for a while! I took an unexpected trip to the emergency room when my significant other came down with a terrible virus. He is doing well now after a blood transfusion and some meds – thank goodness! It is nice to be back to a normal routine…well as normal as the real estate industry can be.
Recently I wrote an article for our Orlando real estate e-newsletter about 5 ways to Add Real Value. One of the top improvements is a kitchen remodel. A minor kitchen remodel can provide a great return on your investment. As I have said before, kitchens and bathrooms sell homes! So I found this great article about strategies for a smooth kitchen remodel – enjoy!
Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.
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Contact us today about improving your home to sell quickly! Selling Downtown Orlando,
Winter Park, and College Park!
ThinkLiveBe Property Team
Kathryn Stelljes PA – Listing Specialist
1-800-859-5714 ext. 0
June 6, 2012
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It’s been pretty steamy outside lately and its just going to keep getting hotter! We won’t find some relief here in Downtown Orlando until about October, except for the afternoon rains. This kind of weather makes you want to head to the pool or find some way to cool off before you melt away! Well I have the perfect solution for these hot summer days in Orlando…soft serve ice cream mixed with Italian ice!
At Twisted Bliss in College Park Florida, they have a name for soft serve ice cream twisted with Italian ice. They call it Gelati. I call it delicious. It’s a perfect spot to stop and cool off this summer. Their outdoor seating area offers brightly colored benches to sit and enjoy your tasty treat and the beautiful Florida weather.
What other favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt, or gelato places do you love?
November 23, 2011
Why not avoid the Black Friday hype and stimulate the local economy? Small business Saturday is a great way. Small business owners are your neighbors. They employ people in your neighborhood. Your local stores carry or create unique products the people on your list will love. You’ll receive personal attention and no shipping fees.
Check out your local Main Street districts for lists of small businesses in your area. Mills 50 is right around the corner from Downtown and full of great places to find a truly unique gift this holiday season – try a gift card to one of the many locally owned delicious restaurants, frame some artwork at the local frame shop on Mills, or find some gifts from around the world at one of the international shops. Try Audubon Park for some yummy holiday cupcakes, custom jewelry at the Bead Lounge, or to find the perfect gift for a garden lover at Palmer’s. Thornton Park isn’t a “Main Street” district but be sure to stop through there for a custom t-shirt from Mother Falcon, cute accessories from one of the boutiques, or how about a hot sauce gift set from Tijuana Flats for someone who enjoys things spicy! Or try Ivanhoe village for the antique lover – just stop in any one of the vintage or antique shops on Orange Avenue for a one of a kind gift!
Why not avoid the crowds, the hype, racing around and check out your favorite small business Saturday?