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This weekend is the 9th Annual Blues B-Q in Downtown Orlando. It is a completely free, family friendly event with lots of live music and…you guessed it, BBQ!

It is held outside at the City Commons Plaza from 4-10pm on Saturday the 28th.   The R&B, Grammy Award winning, singer Betty Wright is performing as well as The Gerry Williams Band, The Silkee Smoove Band and CeCe Teneal.  BBQ is for purchase and your options include, Mister BBQ, Serena’s BBQ, Jay’s BBQ, Blaizin Bones BBQ, Carribean Sunshine Bakery and Johnny Henry’s BBQ.

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

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Downtown Food & Wine Fest is this weekend, two days of eating and drinking some of the best that Orlando has to offer!  But it isn’t just about food and wine, it’s about music, it’s about fun, it’s about an excuse to get out and enjoy this amazing weather!

There will be over 100 menu items from 30 of the area’s top restaurants and 10 wine stations serving over 50 wines.  And what is a festival without live entertainment?!  Saturday is the band Lifehouse and Sunday is Loverboy, along with plenty of other bands throughout the weekend. So bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

 

Downtown Food & Wine Fest

Lake Eola / Robinson St.

Saturday from 12-9pm

Sunday from 12-7pm

Tickets: $20 for 1 day general admission or $25 for 2 day general admission. (food/wine tickets are extra)

 

Everyone should love where they live. Do you?

 

Valentine’s weekend is here, by now most of you lovebirds have booked a table at your favorite restaurant, scheduled some spa treatments, booked a night at a hotel or have set whatever other romantic plans you had in mind…fancy stuff!  But for those of you who keep it low key, like I do, then I have the perfect way for you to spend your day.

We at the ThinkLiveBe Property Team are dog people, we all have dogs and love them to pieces.  Show your love for your pets by going to this year’s annual Paws in the Park at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando.  There are lots of great activities planned for both pets and families, there will be pet training demonstrations by Animal Planet star Victoria Stilwell.  There will be dock diving competitions and a Canine Sports arena that will feature agility competitions. And if you don’t have a pet just yet this is a great opportunity to adopt one in need!

This event is all for a great cause, it is to help raise funds to support the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.  Please take a minute to visit their website and read more about them, they are a really great agency and are entirely supported by donations from the local community. They are not funded by national organizations so any support you can give truly does make a difference.  You can donate as an individual, sponsor the event or even set up a team to raise funds, visit their fundraising page here. And there are some really cool fundraising incentives, the more you raise the more prizes you earn!

No one ever said that Valentine’s Day was only meant to be celebrated by humans, what about the pets that we love and that reciprocate that love back to us even more?

Paws in the Park

Saturday February 14ths from 9am-3pm

Lake Eola

Yet another reason to love where you live!

 

10978619_809102809162401_5328808906343822868_nValentine’s Day is next weekend, have you picked up a gift for your sweetheart?  This weekend is the annual Vintage Valentine, presented by Dear Prudence Shop, Park Ave CDs, The Lovely Boutique Market and Audubon Park Garden District,  an awesome little event for Valentine’s Day shopping!

Come shop from a handful of vintage vendors, grab a bite from one of the food trucks, maybe even grab a beer from Redlight Redlight.  And be sure to bring your vinyl and vintage because this year you can trade it in or just sell it outright!

Vintage Valentine

Sunday February 8th  from 1-6pm

2916 Corrine Dr.

Or if you need to do Valentine’s Day on the cheap you should swing the 3rd Annual Community Garage Sale in the Mills 50 District.  You’re sure to find some awesome treasures that can be brought back to life for your boo.

Community Garage Sale

Saturday February 7th from 8am-3pm

1300 Brookhaven Dr (Off Virginia, behind Edward Jones Financial)

DO YOU LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE?

Snap! Space’s One Year Anniversary, We Are One,  is tonight and they are celebrating by lighting the CAMEO Theater sign.

It will definitely be a night to remember for Mills50. An art exhibit in Snap! Space, a pop up show by Art Mobile,  DJ sets, specialty drinks from The Courtesy Bar, Fantastic Hummus and OverRice food trucks, coffee by Downtown Credo.  And for those of you arriving on bike Orlando Bike Share set up a free bike valet and a temporary bike share hub!

There is no cover but a donation of $10 is being suggested.

Something really cool about this is that the CAMEO sign was a joint effort between Snap! Space and the City of Orlando. The City of Orlando has a Small Business Façade Program where they grant funds to local businesses to assist in bringing buildings back to their original style.  And this is the program that was used to help recreate the CAMEO Theater sign from the 1940s. Tonight is the first time in 75 years that the sign will be lit. We need more small businesses to get on board and bring more of Orlanodo’s charming history back to life!

Do you love where you live?  Contact us today if you’re in need of a real estate assistance.

 

If you need me Saturday you can find me in Audubon Park Garden District.

I’ve always dreamt of having a garden to call my own.  Literally dreamt about it.  It goes something like this…Its Saturday morning, the sun is just starting to rise,  with coffee in hand I walk to my back door, slip on my gardening boots and hat, grab the hand woven basket that my mother made me and step out into the backyard to pick the ripest of fruits and veggies.  With a bountiful basket I head back inside where I spend the day preparing said bounty for the meals of the day.  That evening, surrounded by friends and family, we sit under the string lights of my patio, sharing stories and laughter with bellies full from what may have been the best meal I’ve ever prepared.   Sounds amazing doesn’t it?  Here is the reality… Late Saturday morning, with coffee in hand I walk to my back door, throw on my flip flops, put my hair up in a pony tail and grab the 10 year old plastic strainer that I got from the dollar store. I walk onto my patio to find that the fruits and veggies I planted the week before have all died.  I cry.  I head to the farmers market to buy all of my fruits and veggies, I spend the day prepping the night’s meal and spend the evening on the patio with friends and family laughing over my black thumb.  That is the reality.   And that my friend is why I’ll be attending East End Market’s 7 Secrets to a Successful Spring Garden this weekend.   For $15 (plus tax) I will sit and listen to the owner, and chief gardner, John Rife discuss what makes him such an amazing gardener.  You can do the same, even if you have the greenest of thumbs I am sure you will walk away with some new tips and tricks!

Where:  East End Market

When:  Saturday January 17th from 9am-11am

Tickets:  Here

 

Afterwards I’m heading on down to Dear Prudence Shop, because there is nothing better than a little retail therapy after a few hours of getting your knowledge on.  It is their 15 year anniversary and are celebrating with 15% off everything in the store and 50% off all sterling!

Where: Dear Prudence Shop

When: Saturday January 17th from 10am-6pm

Tickets: You don’t need one because its FREE and they’ll have FREE local edibles too!

 

Do you love where you live? 

Do they still call themselves ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’?  Even if they don’t you still know who I am referring to, don’t you?! Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus.   And they are back in Orlando with a new show this year, Circus Xtreme!

Don’t worry, it is still the classic show you are used to with clowns,  giant pachyderms,  not so ferocious tigers and plenty of other entertainment but this year they’ve brought in some extras like extreme BMXing and parkour along with more but you’ll just have to go experience it for yourself!   They’ve also added on an all access pre-show where you can try on circus costumes, hang out with the clowns, learn circus tricks and possibly even win a drawing from an elephant!  And the best part is that the pre-show is free with every ticket purchase!  Oh to be a kid again!

 

Circus Extreme will be at the Amway Center,  Show Dates & Times:

1/9/2015 @ 7:30pm

1/10/2015 @ 11:30am, 3:30pm and 7:30pm

1/11/2015 @ 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Do you love where you live?   #heartorlandohome

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