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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

A former self-proclaimed sun worshipper, nurse and certified personal trainer Carol Posada has learned her lesson.  “I was a runner for almost 20 years and wore exercise tank tops and sports bras and didn’t wear sunscreen,” she explains. “One day I was looking through the side of my exercise top and noticed an unusual black Read More…

Urinary Incontinence: Take Back Control

When you tell your friends and family “don’t make me laugh,” are you someone who really means it? Or, do you dread coughing or sneezing too hard, or being too far away from a bathroom in case the urge to go becomes overwhelming? Many women experience loss of bladder control as they age, for a Read More…

What a Wonderful World!

by Christi Ashby Photo of Christi, Kate and Wendy by Macbeth Studio  We are all about words, but there are not nearly enough to express my gratitude for the people who have impacted and inspired what we love to do! Here is a small list of thanks. It’s a family affair at Appeal Media & Read More…

Without the Music…

It’s easy to take for granted all the wonderful arts organizations and their offerings. Metro Orlando has no shortage of performances, including all types of plays, dance and music. But one of the most revered groups was almost lost when the Florida Symphony Orchestra had to shut its doors due to a lack of funding. Read More…

10 Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

by Tali Gallo, owner of The Bridal Finery Photos by Amalie Orrange Photography  Start Pinning! Pinterest is a great resource to gather ideas. I recommend creating a “Wedding Day” board and a “Wedding Dress” board. Start pinning without being too selective. Once you pin for a few days, go back and edit. Remove the dresses Read More…

10 Years: 10 Things That Make It All Possible

My life – as most people’s – could be divided into a series of chapters. Some have been short and sweet, others longer and filled with the highest highs and lowest lows. But the most rewarding chapter is the one I am still writing now. It has been 10 years of a ride I always Read More…

A Sweet Treat

You’re in for a sweet surprise, as The Glass Knife Cakes & Café officially opened today. You might have witnessed the transformation of the building that used to be Italio along 17-92 in Winter Park. Inspired by a bygone era, this café serves elevated, decadent cakes, elegant desserts, savory comforts, and other sweet treats in Read More…

Wining & Dining Updates

Due to Hurrican Irma, a few events that were featured in the Wining & Dining article in the September/October issue have been rescheduled.  Duckhorn Dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – rescheduled to September 29 These exquisite wines will paired with a mouth-watering, five-course menu at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Park in Read More…

Magical Dining Indeed!

One of the perks of publishing is getting to preview food and wine events – and Magical Dining month is definitely a foodie happening you don’t want to miss. For my sneak peek I visited DoveCote, a brasserie located downtown in the Bank of America building, that I have fallen in love with in the Read More…

Girlfriends Getaway

It was one of the most glorious 28 hours on record…. A group of girlfriends (all moms) and I headed to The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores for an annual “moms” retreat. We started the tradition in 2016 with a weekend getaway in Ormond Beach. But when it came time to plan Read More…