Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando?- 2017 Home and Garden Expo

Coming to the Orlando area next weekend is the…

8th annual fall 2017 Home and Garden Expo!

The event will again take place at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (West Concourse) and runs all weekend long.

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This year at the expo they have Celebrity guests, Ahmed Hassan from DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers”, the sneaky contractor detective Skip Bedell Co-Host of Spikes TV’s “Catch a Contractor”, and Boyce Thompson, a notable public speaker and author that uses his expertise to identifying products that can redefine life at home.

The show exhibits include show rooms for just about everything Home and Garden related including:

  • Designer show rooms
  • Lighting showcases (by Strauss Lighting)
  • Landscaper booths
  • Gardening Experts
  • A DIY workshop presented by Home Depot
  • New Product zones
  • Live birds of prey show (whaaaat!)
  • Kid’s zone that includes an interactive kid workshop,balloon animals, and a make up artist for the best painted faces!
  • and More!

It’s a great show to attend and will open your mind to awesome things that you can do yourself in your own home and gardens!

You can purchase your tickets today here or purchase them at the door.

Date and Times:

  • Friday August 25th 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday August 25th 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
  • Sunday August 27th 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location:

9800 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819

Admission Costs: 

  • Adults 17+ $9.00
  • Seniors 65+ $7.00
  • 16 and Under FREE
  • Military w/ ID $7.00

 

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Go Local Wednesday- Tako Cheena

With two locations in the Central Florida region, I love to take a walk from the big tree park in Park Lake Highland for a bite to eat in the Mills50 area.

My partner was the first to introduce me back in 2014 and every time I hear a friend comment “I’ve never been” I drop everything and make the run for them because it is a must.

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Setting up shop at 932 N. Mills Ave, with Owner/Operator Edgardo Guzman as the brains behind the tako, The idea began as a collaboration between Guzman and Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria’s Owner/Operator Pom Moongauklang.

Building a friendship the two decided to combine their backgrounds, Guzman being from Costa Rica and Moongauklang being from Thailand, to create a concept that begins with an Asian and Latin fusion.

With a price point that is out of this world, Tako Cheena makes it happen by maintaining a food truck atmosphere within their establishment. To me this is a move that allows for them to focus not on the image of “who they are” but rather the quality and awesome-ness they serve up on the spot which in turn screams INCREDIBLE on it’s own.

Filling up quickly (especially during lunch hours) Tako Cheena is meant for a self service in and out eatery that still provides tables for the groups to sit, eat, and enjoy conversation. The staff here are friendly as can be and will gladly refill your soda’s when they notice they’re running low (Which when they’re not working for tips is a huge plus to me!)

If you listen to my recommendations often try the Chinese BBQ Char Siu Pork Belly Tako and email me your experience at admin@thinklivebe.com! Cheena!

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Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando? -The Great Orlando Craft Beer Fest

This weekend is The Great Orlando Craft Beer Fest and Crawl: Endless Summer Edition.

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This 21+ event is Saturday, August 12th from 3-7 p.m. in Downtown Orlando and consists of 15 of the nation’s top breweries.

  • (Ballast Point, Funky Buddha, Orange Blossom, Crooked Can, Saltwater, Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues, Red Cypress, Sam Adams, Swamp Head, Unita, New Belgium, Coppertail, Cigar City, and Founders)

Taking over 15 of Downtown Orlando’s finest bars. Samples will be pouring rain or shine and tickets can be purchased here

For further details contact promo@axismag.com.

Location: Sideshow Orlando 15 N Orange Ave. Orlando, Fl 32801

Date and Time: Saturday, August 12th 2017 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 pm.

Price: $15-$30

 

 

You’ve got to love all of the events that Downtown Orlando has to offer.  Just another reason to love where you live! 

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Go Local Wednesday- Juice Bar

Located in the Milk District of Downtown Orlando off of South St just between Bumby and primrose is a little place called The Juice Bar.

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A local establishment founded by Susan Buttery in 2012, The Juice Bar is an all natural wellness bar that consists of fresh cold-pressed juices that are concocted to create a mixture of benefits for your health. 

I wouldn’t say this is a place just for those wanting a great cleanse; it’s also a place that has delicious fresh juices for those that enjoy local establishments that use the most of their produce. 

I recently made a visit to the Juice Bar out of interest of what they had to offer and immediately felt 10 x healthier (kidding) but really I was instantly greeted and welcomed into the bar by very knowledgeable employees and that alone made me feel even more interested to what juices they had.second.png

I went ahead and ordered Beetle Juice, one because I love the movie and two the combination of Carrots, Apples, Celery, Ginger, Mint, and Beets intrigued me. The drink was sweet and carried extra benefits for energy, detox, digestion and skin.

They also provide a cleansing program that offers day to day guidance on how to successfully cleanse your body. For those who may be sickish continuously without idea as to why, a cleanse may be beneficial to clear your body and allow for you to slowly target what foods are triggering the sickish feeling.

You may be surprised to see what it may be, I know I was! 

If you haven’t been before check it out and let me know what Juice is your favorite!

 

photo sourced through juicebarorlando.com
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Who Says There’s Nothing to do in Orlando? – Main Street Restaurant Week

Author EA Kayla: From now until August 12 select restaurants through out communities of Orlando are offering a select prix fixe menu that has price points of $5, $10, $20, and $30 (depending on if you’re attending at lunch or dinner time and the restaurants usual price point)

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There are no passes or tickets that need to be purchased for this menu, you’ll simply be told via your host/server or you can easily request the prix fixe menu!

For a list of restaurants and what communities they’re featuring you can take a look at the events website here.

I’ll be at Hawkers Asian Street Fare in the Mills50 district for lunch at least 9 days out of the week! What local restaurants will you definitely be visiting?

 

#alocalthing #afoodiething

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Go Local Wednesday- Metro Espresso Pizza Cafe

Author EA Kayla. 

Who doesn’t like a slice of pizza after their evening run around Lake Eola? I love love love the fact Metro Espresso Pizza Cafe is walking distance to the Lake.

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The location is great but the pizza is even better, I was never one to like too much sauce on my pizza (que the boo’s) but at Metro they heard my dislikes and after a few visits I can order my double slice of pepperoni pizza and they always respond with “extra light sauce right?” …..THAT’S SOMETHING TO CALL THE PRESS FOR they remembered me. 

location…check, Pizza…check, Service…check check. 

Their menu offers far more than just pizza and being so close to downtown and in prime location for the residents that live in the high rises it would only make sense that they offer beer and wine as well! This local pizza shop is my go to.

Go Local friends and email me recommendations on local shops, hot breakfast/lunch/dinner spots, or to just say hello at Admin@thinklivebe.com

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Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando?- King’s Landing

Author Kayla Boundy, Executive Administrative Assistant;

Just a 25 minute drive north of the heart of Orlando is Wekiva Springs, a few months back I made a blog post of what Wekiva Springs had to offer and one of the activities of mention was the 8 mile trail down the springs.

Well I woke myself and my best friend up early in the morning just before 5am to make our way up to Wekiva’s King’s Landing to start our day. We arrived no surprise as the first travelers and rented ourselves two individual kayaks. (40$)

Starting our 8.5 mile journey down the springs we began by coasting through the most scenic open waters as the sun rose and well… we did nothing but stare in silence.

4 baby gators, a dozen turtles, and numerous sights of additional Florida wildlife later we made it to the end of the trail.

A sore upper arm workout at it’s worst this trip took us 4 and a half hours with about 6 pit stops and is definitely a trip I would make again. For those of you skeptical because “Who wants to coast through Florida swamps and get eaten by gators” the waters were clear enough to see the fish lying on the bottom of the spring and the sights are a different kind of beau

 

Here are some photos of my adventure!

 

 

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