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Health Screenings Every Woman Should Get

You’re a health-conscious consumer with a busy life to lead, bills to pay, kids to pick up from soccer practice, work deadlines and more. And we know what you’re thinking: “I don’t have time for medical appointments when I’m feeling fine!” But the truth is that the busier you are, the less time you have Read More…

Top Lifestyle Trends on Tour at the Orlando Parade of Homes

The annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Greater Orlando Builders Association, draws visitors from across Central Florida in search of décor inspiration, fresh floor plan ideas, and the latest lifestyle amenities. Whether production or custom, many of the homes offer an early look at emerging trends. In our July/August issue, Karen LeBlanc detailed these Read More…

Escape The Heat. It’s Cool Inside….

Winter Park Merchants, Restaurateurs Offer 35° Deals Feeling the heat? Take a cool break at our Park Avenue boutiques and bistros offering special pricing this summer as part of the Winter Park Chamber’s 35 Degrees campaign. “Escape the Heat. It’s Cool Inside” is our invitation to residents and guests to come in and enjoy $35 Read More…

Summer Staycations!

School is out and summer is here! Make the most of the season with a family-friendly staycation. Here are special offers from some of our area’s finest resorts.  Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort Back by popular demand, Four Seasons will offer its Florida resident pricing from May 6 – June 17 Read More…

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…