April 9, 2014
Authentic french fare may be one of the harder food groups to come by in Orlando, luckily Benjamin Frech Bakery exists! Not only can you get delicious, hand made pastry wonderfulness – you can also stop in for breakfast or lunch! The breakfast menu features croissant sandwiches and omelets, while the lunch menu features sandwiches made with baguettes, fresh salads, and the ever so popular quiches. Don’t forgot to add on a few macaroons to your order!
Benjamin French Cafe is located in the Thornton Park neighborhood at 716 E. Washington. The cafe is open Monday – Sunday but the hours very, so be sure to check the website.
February 27, 2013
This weekend you can enjoy a mimosa, get a manicure, and people watch in Downtown Orlando’s favorite neighborhood for locals! Lambs Eat Ivy Salon located at 804 E Washington St will be featuring Manicures and Mimosas on their front patio from 11:30 am – 3 pm. The weather is just right to enjoy a manicure alfresco in Thornton Park!
Stop by this Saturday from 11:30 am – 3 pm and enjoy a relaxing weekend in Downtown Orlando. First come first serve! For more info visit their Facebook page or call (407) 245-7006.
The Thornton Park area is full of small businesses to check out – make a day of it!
April 13, 2012
This weekend in Downtown Orlando shop new or used at Lake Eola and Thornton Park. Kick off the weekend searching for an awesome find at the Thornton Park yard sale. I’m sure there will be some unique items in this eclectic neighborhood filled with 1920s bungalows and Craftsman style homes. The neighborhood yard sale starts at 8 am on Saturday April 14th.
Then join the crowd at the 23rd annual Spring Fiesta in the Park at Lake Eola. This local arts and crafts festival features vendors from across the region selling their wares. Visit the website for vendor application info or the Facebook Page for more details on the event. The festival runs from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday and 12-5 pm on Sunday.
If you are looking for another outdoor activity to enjoy this spring, be sure to check out Taste of Winter Park next Wednesday April 18th from 5-8 pm. Unlimited samples of food and drink from over 40 vendors! Only $45 at the door.
Speaking of Winter Park, stop by my Winter Park Open house on Saturday from 1-3 pm!
Image from Spring Fiesta Facebook Page
November 23, 2011
Posted by Jeanette Dixon PA under College Park
, Downtown Orlando
, Go Local Wednesdays
| Tags: Black Friday
, College Park
, local business
, Mills 50
, Small Business
, Small Business Saturday
, Thornton Park
, Winter Park
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?