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Performing Arts Preview

What’s upcoming from performing arts organizations this season. Opera Orlando Opera Orlando’s 2021-22 MainStage performances celebrate one of opera’s greats: Giuseppe Verdi. The Company kicks off its season with his beloved classic La Traviata on the MainStage at Dr. Phillips Center. Conductor Stephanie Rhodes Russell makes her Opera Orlando debut with artistic director Grant Preisser Read More…

Take A Summer Breather

by Tracy Zboril and Cara Hewett Ahhhhh… summer is finally here after what we can collectively agree has been a challenging recent past. We feel ready to indulge in some much needed and overdue worry-free days. The catch? Try telling our minds that! Shutting off the chattering mind is a feat that even monks dedicated Read More…

The Thrill of The Grill

by Chef Jamie McFadden, Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine ‘Tis the season to fire up the grill! And in 2021, grilling is for everyone – not just men. While it can seem intimidating at first, after a bit of practice and a sprinkle of patience, grilling is actually quite simple and very enjoyable – deliciously enjoyable! When Read More…

Cheers to the Other Mothers

by Christi Ashby Each year we lovingly celebrate mothers – sometimes it’s the mother-daughter bond – which of course is close to our hearts since Kate and I have worked on Orange Appeal (and siblings Interior Appeal and the Orlando Women’s Conference) together for 13 years. But as I have aged into grandmotherhood, I have Read More…

SNAP! ORLANDO PRESENTS THE VAN GOGH AFFECT

The exhibition begins with visual material that was created by Lynn Johnson for National Geographic Magazine almost 25 years ago. Those images, many of which have never been seen, give this exhibit its foundational form. Simultaneously contemplating and reaffirming Van Gogh’s resounding posthumous influence over art and culture of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries Read More…

Celebrate Romance at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

The holidays are over, so this is the perfect time to plan a couple’s escape. Restore the romance at Four Seasons Resort Orlando with several activities for a day date or romantic getaway. There are newly renovated guestrooms and suites for a Valentine’s stay at Central Florida’s only five-diamond rated resort.  Enjoy a Romantic DinnerSet Read More…

Frontyard Festival

There is a novel new way to enjoy live concerts and entertainment with food and drink at the Frontyard Festival presented by AdventHealth at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Art’s Seneff Plaza. Launched in December the socially distanced program is scheduled to go on through the spring. “The big idea is to use Read More…

Holiday Sipping Suggestions

from ABC Fine Wine & Spirits With a local legacy dating back to 1936, with the first store opened by Jack Holloway located at North Orange Avenue and Wall Street in downtown Orlando, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is still a family-owned and operated business with 125 stores across Florida. And more than offering consumers a Read More…

Kate Slentz: My Birth Story

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, my husband Mike and I welcomed our second child, Audrey Ann Slentz. She was born at 12:18pm at The Baby Place at AdventHealth Altamonte. Childbirth is stressful enough but doing so in the middle of a pandemic added another level of anxiety and consideration. Other than being given masks to Read More…

Safeguarding Your Health with Well-Woman Exams

As women, we focus a lot on taking care of everyone and everything around us, but in order to do this well, we need to first focus on ourselves. Preventive care may not feel important right now in light of overwhelming responsibilities or concerns around COVID-19, but taking care of yourself — and protecting your Read More…