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Spring 2010

think gratitude thank you to these friends & supporters of think downtown magazine! 509 Restaurant & Lounge Amaya’s Boutique American Lung Association Angell & Phelps Cafe Beach Street Shoe Boutique Buddy Budiansky Jim Cameron Mike Ciocchetti City of Daytona Beach Dancing Avocado Kitchen Daytona Cubs Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Daytona Beach Redevelopment Agency Daytona Lagoon Edith Shelley Halifax Health Halifax Historical Museum Dan Harshaw Kim Isemann Ivy Lane Bistro Sans Lassiter Lassiter Transportation Lime Restaurant & Rum Bar

Kevin & Nada Manley Mastando Media Sheila McKay Vaughn Mike & Nikki Mastando Mediterranean Experience Museum of Arts & Sciences Ocean Walk Shoppes Renew Yoga Studio Ronin Sushi & Bar Randee & Larry Saffer Salon 230 & Spa Above SBDC at Daytona State College Spanos Imports Stacey Lipton Interiors Volusia Gold & Diamond Naomi Weiss Gene & Sally White Jack & Kelly White Jack White Land Company Wm. Ritzi & Co. Jewlers Pete Zahn Zahn Engineering Zgraph Web Development & Marketing

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think staff

art director Nikki Mastando sales director Mike Mastando Thank you to the following Think Magazine editorial contributors: Mellony Bumpass Ritchey Kahlin Kelly Adkins Meggan Harper Christina Lane Fayn Leville Nada Manley Ryan McGarry Michael Rollins Kelly White Advertising Inquires: Mike Mastando at 386-846-4292

editor’s note We are thrilled to present to you this spring our second issue of Think Downtown, the signature magazine of Downtown Daytona Beach. As we told you in our premiere issue, Think Downtown is our way of getting the ball rolling for all sorts of thoughts. We want to explore meaningful thoughts about our local economy, creative thoughts about ingenious projects that are happening in our community, and happy thoughts about how to better connect with our neighbors. In this magazine you will find a cheerful approach to the cool things happening right here in the heart of your community. From tips for new simple ways to go green to deliciously fresh recipes from the farmer’s market, we hope that you will find our articles to be useful and inspirational for your personal routine. As we form and build this magazine we want to invite you, our readers, to be a part of our project. We invite you to write us and tell us what you think about specific, community topics. Share with us your downtown experiences. Is there some great childhood story you tell from many years past of Dunn Toys on Beach Street? Or, do you and your family have a happy afternoon routine that brings you to story time at the library? Why do you love Cubs games? What is it about a jog along Riverfront Park that brightens your day? Topics – must relate to Downtown Deadline Things for Kids or Outdoor Experiences April 15th Farmer’s Market or Cultural Experiences July 15th Holiday Stories and Traditions Oct 15th Submissions should be typed and in the range of 50 to 150 words. Please include your contact information. Not all submissions will be printed. Submit by post to: Attention: Readers Think 140 S. Beach Street, suite 107 Daytona Beach, FL 32114 We look forward to your thoughts and the opportunity to share them with others in the community through our magazine. Happy Spring Sunshine!

Naomi Weiss Executive Director of the Daytona Beach Partnership







editor’s note & staff


strawberry good


nest bliss


10 healthy downtown menu items


dining review: ivy lane bistro


Yummy recipes for the “in-season” fruit! Blog entry of family time downtown contributed by Museum of Arts & Sciences Marketing Director, Christina Lane. You can eat out downtown without breaking your diet.


the urban homemaker


shop downtown


think calendar


downtown asana

Downtown resident Kelly White shares insights on urban living. Fashion writer Nada Manley shares her favorite spring downtown fashion finds.

Mellony Bumpass Ritchey of Renew Yoga shares a downtown-inspired yoga pose.

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spring cleaning checklist

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think health & beauty


think market

mother’s day gift guide easy being green

Tips on how to put good “green” habits into your daily routine.

people & places

Pete Zahn of Zahn Engineering and the Halifax Historical Musuem take center stage.


in season now

STRAWBERRY GOOD strawberry shortcakes

It’s strawberry season! Try out these yummy strawberry recipes using the freshest, sweetest strawberries around from the Downtown Daytona Beach Farmer’s Market. strawberry margaritas 3/4 cups strawberries 2 1/2 cups crushed ice 1/2 cup tequila 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur) 4 whole strawberries for garnish with slits in the bottom Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process until the mixture is smooth. Pour the margaritas into 4 large glasses. Garnish with strawberries. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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4 cups halved strawberries, divided 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup orange juice 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons chilled stick margarine or butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk Cooking spray 6 tablespoons frozen whipped topping, thawed Whole strawberries (optional) Preheat oven to 425°. Combine 2 cups strawberry halves, 1/3 cup sugar, orange juice, vanilla, and lemon juice in a bowl, and mash with a potato masher. Stir in 2 remaining cups strawberry halves. Cover and chill. Combine flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender. Add buttermilk, stirring just until moist and sticky. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 times with floured hands. Pat dough into a 6 x 4-inch rectangle. Cut dough into 6 squares. Place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Split shortcakes in half horizontally using a serrated knife; place each bottom half on a dessert plate. Spoon 1/4 cup strawberry mixture over each bottom half. Top with shortcake tops; spoon 1/4 cup strawberry mixture over each top. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon whipped topping; garnish with strawberries. Yield: 6 servings

“Nest Bliss” blogger, Christina Lane, shares her family-friendly Saturday morning experience, proving that kids have a place downtown, too. We started our late morning with a delicious breakfast at The Daytona Diner. This little retro diner is probably missed by many because of its location behind the Daytona Harley Davidson dealership. When you step into the Daytona Diner for the first time you definitely feel like you have just stumbled upon a local secret. During our visit it was busy with regulars, some families and quite a few hobby bikers probably about to head out for a drive in the great weather. We started with an order of classic French Toast which comes hot and golden. The show stopper though was the Start Your Engine Skillet Dish. A big bowl loaded with Creole seasoned roasted potatoes, onions, melted cheese, eggs, and topped with sausage gravy.

nest bliss

family time downtown

After the diner we stopped at the downtown Daytona Beach farmer’s market. We were surprised at the diversity of choices and the low prices. Stopping by the farmer’s market is such a great family activity, kids love being outside and loading produce into their tote bags. We also didn’t know that the farmer’s market is open until noon, plenty of time for people who like to sleep-in on the weekends. We ended the morning at the Daytona Beach Regional Library. This library has a great kid’s section with tons of hands-on activities for infants and preschoolers. While at the library I discovered an awesome CD of kid’s music by Ella Fitzgerald recorded between 1936 and 1951, totally classic Ella with a great rendition of Old Mac Donald. My husband also checked out a few CD’s and Indy movies. Before we left we updated our accounts with new passwords so we can download books to our iPods from the library’s website. If our toddler didn’t have to head home for a nap we would have done some antique shopping and grabbed a Vanilla Chai Latte at Ivy Lane...maybe next Saturday though. For more from the nest bliss blog visit



Eating out does not have to break your diet. 10 healthy & delicious downtown menu items Lola Granola Parfait Delicious and healthy, this parfait layers granola, low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. From Ivy Lane Bistro 246 S. Beach Street

Thai Beef Salad Sliced grilled steak with mint leaves, rice & chili pepper in exotic lime juice. From Siam Spice 101 Bay Street

Vegetable & Tofu Scramble with taters & toast Both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will love this protein-packed breakfast delight. From Dancing Avocado Kitchen 110 S. Beach Street

Chicken Skewers Chicken skewers marinated in a zesty Jamaican jerk, served with a refreshing avocado sauce From Lime Restaurant & Rum Bar 512 Seabreeze Boulevard

Fresh Hummus Dip Lightly flavored to perfection with garlic & lemon juice. From Mediterranean Experience 174 N. Beach Street The Springer Daytona’s no meat veggie burger From Daytona Diner 290 N. Beach Street Ahi Tuna Pan-seared with spices and sesame seeds, served with yellow rice and vegetable of the day From Angell & Phelps CafÊ 154 S. Beach Street Insalata Del Sole Baby greens with imported gorgonzola cheese, sunflower seeds & dried apricots in a peach vinaigrette From The Cellar 220 Magnolia Avenue [call for reservations: (386)258-0011] Dynamite Salmon Get the best of the fish oils crab crusted, chive oil drizzled and seared to perfection From Chart House 1100 Marina Point Drive Veggie Roll Five fresh vegetables chosen specially by your sushi chef. From Ronin Sushi 111 W. International Speedway Blvd.



in the spotlight The sweet aroma of cinmamon, syrup and fresh-ground coffee beckons you from the South Beach Street sidewalk before you can even make out the name on the crisp blue canvas canopy. A peek through the expansive windows which allow patrons to enjoy the view of the river - reveals lots of wood and comforting earthtones with a hint of urban chic reflected in cool metal and cushioned chairs.

Ivy Lane Bistro

246 South Beach Street (386) 258-7112 Ivy Lane Bistro is a unique eatery on Beach Street and the Ivy Lane passageway. With its European décor and amazing alfresco dining on brick-paved sidewalks among historic buildings and Riverfront Park, Ivy Lane Bistro boasts an experience like no other. Its fresh, creative nouveau cuisine at breakfast, lunch, and dinner attracts a lively mix of business professionals, residents, students, and visitors. Live, acoustic entertainment and an everchanging dinner menu guarantee that each visit will be unlike the last. Price Range: $5 - $25 Hours: Breakfast & Lunch Mon-Fri 7am - 2:30pm Sat-Sun 8am - 2:30pm Dinner Wed-Thur 5pm - 9pm Fri-Sat 5pm - 10pm

Formerly Christina’s Beach Street Cafe, Ivy Lane Bistro, located at the south end of Beach, near Orange Avenue, is obviously the newest “cool” eatery in the Downtown area, not only because ifs fresh name and awesome orb-lit alley evening dining, but because it is really, really good. With a creative and ample breakfast and lunch menu - including a Frosted Flake Crusted French Toast breakfast - one can quickly conclude they will be coming back for more. Other selections include: TriColored Potato Hash Mess, Fruit & Mascarpone Crepes, and Bistro Tart (smoky bacon, three eggs, creamy brie cheese and scallion crème fraiche over puff pastry), and all of your “typical” breakfast egg & sides staples for those who like to keep it simple. A friend had recommended the Stuffed Italian Burger, a half-pound, 100% Angus beef “melt-in-your-mouth” burger, stuffed with pepperoni, provolone cheese, and marinara sauce, and served on two enormous pieces of garlic Texas toast. I opted for the Shephard Burger: eight ounces of Angus beef, smothered in sautéed pep-

pers, onions, and mushrooms, topped with provolone cheese, served on a French baguette with a side of au jus and a choice of signature chips, potato salad, pasta salad, sweet potato fries or straw fries. The burger was cooked perfectly and everything came out hot and looked attractive on the plate. I will definitely be returning to try some of their other lunch offerings, including fresh wraps, crisp salads, unique sandwiches, beer-battered fish, and soups. In the evening - from Wednesday to Saturday only - Ivy Lane Bistro transforms from the bright little eatery to a sophisticated, candlelit urban bistro with a live jazz music vibe under the lights of the Ivy Lane Breezeway. Their ever-changing dinner menu is served includes such specials as: Wild Swordfish ala Grec (pasta, swordfish, kalamata olives, feta cheese, chopped tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers marinated in Aegean dressing), Fat Boy Filet (10oz filet stuffed with mushrooms, Vidalias, and buffalo mozzarella cheese, with red potatoes and root vegetable medley), and Wasabi Crusted Ahi Tuna (with mushroom and crab risotto, saffron seafood stock, wakamai and sriracha). The eatery generally offers some form of wine special, like half-price bottles with two entree purchases.

The Shephard Burger $8.95



urban living

T e n R e a s o n s to L i v e U r b a n Do you like to travel to other cities? I will venture to bet that many of your favorite cities to visit are places that are built around a well-planned urban model. Love Savannah, Charleston, San Francisco or New York city? Love Paris and London? Although we don’t live in any of these cities, we have a beautifully planned downtown right here in Daytona Beach, with the possibility to support a truly sustainable urban lifestyle. This new year, here are my top ten reasons to live urban. It is my goal to assist just one of you in creating an urban lifestyle. I don’t want to be the only Urban Homemaker around! 1. Go Green: Urban living allows you to create a Green lifestyle to go with your green home and green car.

By: Kelly White

2. Save Money: Less Gas, Less Yard, Less Waste…it all adds up!

8. Find your 3rd Place: Urban settings were built for 3rd places…find yours here.

3. Get Healthy: Walk more where the environment was built for walking.

9. Farmers Market: Save local farmland by supporting local farmers.

4. Support Local: Support the people that support you.

10. Be a part of this great change: We all talk about wanting great change…here is your change to make it and move back to where it all began.

5. Public Spaces: Enjoy the areas that are built for people to gather. 6. Save Time: Less commute time gives you more time to relax with family or alone. 7. Get back to Community: A great chance to get out and know what makes your community great…the people who live in it!

Next time you are in a city that you really love, take a look around. Is it a walkable city? Are there lots of mixed use buildings? Are there attractive public spaces for people to gather? Are there local restaurants with sidewalk dining? Human beings are attracted to urban spaces that are built on a human scale. Visit Downtown Daytona Beach and imagine the possibilities.

The Urban Home Maker is the superhero and role model of Kelly White. Kelly White is the co-owner of The Jack White Land Company and is working diligently to develop, market and sell Downtown Daytona Beach, all while perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can reach her at kw@bedowntowndaytona. com. Also, visit for the downtown calendar of events. 10




Enjoy 9,300 square feet of hands-on fun through professionally designed interactive exhibits that demonstrate various principles of science! Exhibits include: CSI Crime Scene Investigation, Race Track & Raceway Build Stations, Tennis Ball Launcher, a make-believe Pizza Place, and much more! The Children’s Museum also features activities for infant and toddler play as well as a large imagination career area!

Located At

352 S. Nova Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 386.255.0285 THINK DOWNTOWN MAGAZINE SPRING10 11


shop downtown I

Must-Have Spring Accessories Yo u ’ l l Only Find Downtown Daytona Beach

By: Nada Manley

always like to be where the action is. When I lived in Miami, I worked in South Beach. In Boston, I lived on the second floor of a historic building on Newbury Street, surrounded by famous shops and cute little eateries. In Chicago, we lived in the Gold Coast, three blocks from the fabled corner that housed Barneys and Prada. Nothing is more appealing to me than being in the center of it all. And by it, of course, I mean shopping. When we decided we had enough of Chicago’s infamous weather, we decided to look for a Daytona Beach location that had that same feel, the same activity, the same excitement. Where else would we wind up but steps from downtown? And while it’s not Ocean Drive or the Magnificent Mile, Beach Street has a history and a charm (and a Riverfront park) that rivals any main street. And the shopping is not bad either. Great style is easy to find in the street’s many shops and stylish salons. You just have to know where to look. Here, my definitive list of the must-have items for spring 2010, ranging from $20 to $10,000, and all available in your own backyard. continued...


Great style is easy to find in the street’s many shops and stylish salons. You just have to know where to look.


Roberto Coin diamond inside out hoop earrings made of 18 karat white, yellow or rose gold that come in 7 different sizes and carat weights, $1140-$4200. Tom Cook Jewelers, 150 S. Beach Street.

Slinky jersey dresses and jumpsuits from Izzy, from about $50, Amaya’s Boutique, 220 South Beach Street.

Slim, stylish headbands adorned with buttons, baubles and feathers, from CROWNE, with proceeds benefitting girls in Thailand trying to break free from a life of prostitution. From $20. Bei Capelli, 115 W. International Speedway Blvd. Vintage black studded Versace shoulder bag, a fabulous accent to all of spring’s 80s-inspired looks, $55, Nicole’s Beach Street Mall, 140 N. Beach Street. Heart-shaped pendant covered with sparkly pave CZs on a chain, $54, Stacy Lipton Interiors, 110 West International Speedway Blvd. Art Deco clip with nine carats of diamonds, about $10,000, Evans & Son Jewelers, 250 S. Beach Street. A fabulous wig to bring out your inner blonde bombshell, Wig Villa, 120 S. Beach Street. Daunis Citrine and diamond pendant set in white gold on chain, about $650, Wm. Ritzi & Co. Jewelers, 160 S. Beach Street. Pink Bulova Accutron ceramic watch with diamonds, $1395, Tom Cook Jewelers, 150 S. Beach Street.

Photos by: Meggan Harper

Massive coral and diamond cocktail ring set in yellow gold, $1150, Jessup’s of Daytona, 100 S. Beach Street.

Nothing is more appealing to me than being in the center of it all. And by it, of course, I mean shopping.

think calendar Spring Downtown Events & Ha ppenings

march 2010 26 - 28 – Spring Home and Garden Expo from 10am to 6pm. Ocean Center. or 386-254-4500. 27 – Oyster Festival on Manatee Island from 10am to 5pm. Live music, great food, beer, refreshments, and all the oysters your stomach can handle! Through April 19 - Old Daytona School Days Through the Ages Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Halifax Historical Museum. Adult admission is $5 and $1 for children. Thursdays are by donation. For more information – or call (386) 255-6976 Every Wednesday & Thursday at Salon 230/ Spa Above. $5.00 off any massage. 386253-8737. Every Thursday through Saturday at Angell & Phelps Café: Live music and great dinner specials. For more information – or call (386) 257-2677 Every Thursday through Saturday at Ivy Lane Bistro: Live music and special bistro dinner menu. For more information – www. or call (386) 258-7112 Every Friday at Salon 230/Spa Above. Get ready for the party! $10.00 off Makeup application. 386.253.8737. Every Saturday – Downtown Farmer’s Market on City Island from 8 am to 12 noon. For more information – email: or call (386) 2588150. Every Sunday - Thursday at Salon 230/Spa Above. Come try us out! 20% off your first color service. 386-253-8737.

april 2010 2 &3 – Dancescapes. News-Journal Center. Featuring Contemporary dance and other styles. 386-506-3042 or 386-226-1927. 3 – Benefit Concert for the Fair Share Gardens. Fair Share Demonstration Garden at Lion’s Club. Downtown Daytona Beach., or 386-341-3818 3 & 17 – Florida Writer’s Workshop at City Island Library from 12:00 to 2:30. For more information – or call (386) 257-6036 16

4 – Easter Parade and Kids Egg Hunt at the Halifax River Yacht Club. For more information – (386) 255-7459. 9 – Season Kickoff for the Daytona Cubs at Jackie Robinson Ballpark presented by Wendy’s. Game starts at 7:05 pm, followed by fireworks at the end of the night. Get your season tickets at See full schedule on page 17.

Above. Come try us out! 20% off your first color service. 386-253-8737.

may 2010 2 – Orchestra Concert with Daytona State College Symphony Orchestra at 2:30pm. News-Journal Center. 386-506-3042 or 386-226-1927.

9-11 – Great American Boat, Sport & Travel Show from 10am to 8pm. Ocean Center.

6 – Symphonic Band Concert with Daytona State College Symphonic Band at 7:30pm. News-Journal Center. 386-506-3042 or 386-226-1927.

22 – Earth Day Celebration & Fundraiser Movies at City Island from 8:30am to 1:30pm. Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort. Yoga, beach clean-up, massages and brunch. or 386-233-5441.

7-8 – Battle of the Yacht Clubs Offshore Fishing Tournament. Halifax Yacht Club against the Sunset Harbor Yacht Club in an all out war for bragging rights. 386-843-3266 or 386-566-9708

23– Spring Fashion Show Luncheon to Benefit Our Children First from 11am to 1pm. The Historic Palmetto Club in Downtown Daytona Beach.386-248-2771 ext. 305 or

8 – 2010 Fight for Air Daytona Asthma Walk from 9am to 12pm. Riverfront Park, Downtown Daytona Beach. 386-255-6447 or

26 – School House Rock Live! from 8:30am to 1:30pm. News-Journal Center. Presented by The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF. 407-447-1700 ext. 1 30 – Movies at City Island. Sherlock Holmes at the City Island Library from 1:30 to 3:00. Bring your own snacks and drinks. For more information – or call (386) 257-6036 Every Wednesday & Thursday at Salon 230/ Spa Above. $5.00 off any massage. 386253-8737. Every Thursday through Saturday at Angell & Phelps Café: Live music and great dinner specials. For more information – or call (386) 257-2677 Every Thursday through Saturday at Ivy Lane Bistro: Live music and special bistro dinner menu. For more information – www. or call (386) 258-7112 Every Friday at Salon 230/Spa Above get ready for the party! $10.00 off Makeup application. 386-253-8737. Every Saturday – Downtown Farmer’s Market on City Island from 8 am to 12 noon. For more information – email: or call (386) 2588150. Every Sunday - Thursday at Salon 230/Spa

8 – Eleven O’clock and Four O’clock Bands at 7:30pm. Contemporary performance of modern rock, pop, blues and country music. News-Journal Center. 386-506-3042 or 386-226-1927. 9 – Mother’s Day. Show mom how special she is to you… find a unique gift for her in Downtown Daytona Beach. Every Wednesday & Thursday at Salon 230/ Spa Above. $5.00 off any massage. 386253-8737. Every Thursday through Saturday at Angell & Phelps Café: Live music and great dinner specials. For more information – or call (386) 257-2677 Every Thursday through Saturday at Ivy Lane Bistro: Live music and special bistro dinner menu. For more information – www. or call (386) 258-7112 Every Friday at Salon 230/Spa Above get ready for the party! $10.00 off Makeup application. 386-253-8737. Every Saturday – Downtown Farmer’s Market on City Island from 8 am to 12 noon. For more information – email: or call (386) 258-8150 Every Sunday - Thursday at Salon 230/Spa Above. Come try us out! 20% off your first color service. 386-253-8737.


THINK MIND, BODY, SPIRIT Make “cleaning” your mind, body, and spirit part of your seasonal decluttering goals with Yoga. Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and currently, close to 11 million Americans are enjoying its health benefits. Mellony Bumpass Ritchey of Renew Yoga Studio has dedicated this pose to Downtown Daytona Beach.

USTRASANA (Camel Pose) Physical Benefits: STRETCHES the thighs, torso, hips, chest, shoulders, and hips. STRENGTHENS the legs, pelvis, and lower back. OPENS the hips and hip flexors. AIDS digestion. STIMULATES circulation. INCREASES spine flexibility and IMPROVES posture. Mental Benefits: ENERGIZES the mind. RELIEVES mild depression, anxiety, and stress.

Modeled by Melissa Smith Photo by Ryan McGarry



For more information on this and other benefits of Yoga or to sign up for all levels of Yoga instruction, contact Renew Yoga Studio at 386-238-0909 or visit

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist Spring cleaning (verb) – (1) heavy duty cleaning or organizing enterprise (2) yearly act of cleaning a house from top to bottom which takes place in the first days of the spring. Paint. A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference for a room that needs new, spring energy. If you do not have the time and patience to repaint your entire house, then pick a room or two. For a neutral-toned room, even just one wall of lively color can change the mood. Contact the painting experts at Southern Paint. Fresh Flowers. Nothing says spring quite like bright, fresh flowers. Amaryllis, Cherry Blossoms, Freesia, Orchids, Sweet Peas, Tulips and Zinnias are some of the hottest spring flowers out there. Vase them on a windowsill, in the bathroom, next to the kitchen sink. Flowers always work. Contact the floral experts at Rachael Kasie Designs or Zahn’s Flowers. Read. Freshen your mind. What better way to get out of a winter state of mind than by picking up a book? Learn something new, work on yourself or reread a favorite classic from a new vantage point. Contact the literary experts at Abraxas or Mandala Books. Donate. Spring is a good time to sort through your closet and get rid of those old clothes that you do not wear anymore. How do you decide what to keep and what to let go? Two good rules – 1) Make a list of the basic musts and then some special additions or 2) Get rid of anything that you have not worn in over a year. The Junior League thrift store will take what’s old to you and make it new for someone else while also earning some money that will be used for good in your community. Organize. You are much more likely to use all those great things that you have stored away on shelves or in containers if you know what they are. Shelves of spices, pastas, sauces and crafting materials could all use distinctive labels that make each thing easier to identify and, therefore, use. Have personalized labels printed by your local printer. Contact the printing experts at PS Printing or VIP Printing. Scrapbook. Most of us have all sorts of family traditions that take place during the winter, particularly because of the Holidays. If you want to hold onto those lovely cards and fun memories, but you don’t want to just throw them in a closet, then Spring is a great time to organize all those winter details in a scrapbook. Contact the experts at A Page In Time Scrapbooking. THINK DOWNTOWN MAGAZINE SPRING 10 19

2010 mother’s day Downtown Gift-Giving Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Downtown Daytona Beach is filled with gift ideas! Whether you are looking for something fun and festive or sentimental and rare, you are guaranteed to find something that fits the special Mom in your life.

Give mom a gift that keeps on giving. Make a family portrait with Michael’s Photography.

Get crafty with specialty yarns for knitters. Whether Mom knits already or plans to pick up the hobby, She Sells Yarn offers the largest variety and selection around.

Buy her an antique to complete her collection that’s (almost) as rare and beautiful as she is. You’ll find antique stores galore along Beach Street. Bring her walls to life. Find this metal butterfly wall art and more at Stacey Lipton Interiors, while supplies last!

Enjoy spa time with Mom at one of Downtown’s many salons, and continue the together time with lunch or dinner with a riverfront view at a cool Downtown restaurant.

For more information on where to get each of these great gifts, you can contact the DBPA at (386) 258 - 8150 20

Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. You can find plenty of those (plus lots of unique costume jewelry pieces) at one of the many jewelry stores on and around Beach Street.

Purchase tickets at: 800-745-3000, or in-person at the Peabody Box Office.

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live better

easy being green 6 simple things that you can do to green your routine this spring

1. Ride your bike instead of your car. Yes, your body is still going to require energy input for the energy output of riding the bike, but it will save you a trip to the gym.

2. Turn off the water while you brush. The EPA estimates that the average person uses 2 gallons of water daily as a part of their oral hygiene.

3. Use hand towels rather than paper towels. Just be sure to clean that hand towel on a regular basis.

4. Tote your own to-go mug for coffee & tea, and your own reusable water bottle instead of plastic water bottles. You may even find that you drink more water because of it.

5. Keep a recycling bin next to the trash can in your house. This addition is twofold. First, you cannot recycle if you do not have a system in place, and second, having these two things side-by-side will make you think of what you are throwing away and where it is going.

6. Reusable cloth shopping bags are all the rage these days. You just have to remember to take them with you. Coming this summer‌ reusable shopping bags just for the Downtown Farmer’s Market.

Downtown is a green place by nature. Featuring many different uses and functions within just a few blocks, the area is designed to be energy efficient. If you live, work or shop downtown, then in many ways you already are thinking green. To further your green does not have to be a huge chore, but can simply take a few minor adjustments to your daily routine. Plus, the ideas above will not only shrink your carbon footprint, but will also save you money.


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This spring, once you’ve packed up all the winter blankets and sweaters, dusted your shelves and opened the windows, remember to treat yourself to a spring freshening. Here are a few great ideas of how to launch your own spring beauty.

Freshen your skin with an all organic advanced skin peel

Heidi’s Organic Skin Care & More 340 S. Beach Street, suite 140, Daytona Beach (386) 214-5100

Brighten your hair and nails with vibrant spring colors At Bei Capelli 115 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 868-5857

Treat your body right with a revitalizing deep tissue massage From Salon 230 Spa Above 116 Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach, (386) 253-8737

Relax your mind while strengthening your body

At Renew Yoga Studio 224 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach (386) 238-0909


Warm up the tone of your skin before bathing suit season At Sunmasters Tanning Salon 142 W. International Speedway Blvd. (386) 238-5511

Seeking answers… there are excellent non-surgical hair loss solutions At Carl Walters Hair Systems 133 Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach (386) 254-8690



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these are the people in the neighborhood MEET PETE ZAHN OWNER OF ZAHN ENGINEERING How long have you worked downtown? Zahn Engineering, Inc. since 1996. As family business downtown (Beach Street, Orange Avenue and now Palmetto Ave), since 1929 What do you like about working downtown? Close to home, convenient for restaurants, easy to meet clients, no traffic problems, can walk to most places from my office. Why do you volunteer with the Design Committee for the Daytona Beach Partnership? Want to contribute to the redevelopment of the area. I drive past the area every morning and evening. It is an opportunity to provide design services in my area of expertise…civil engineering. Also an opportunity to be creative. Tell us something people may not know about you? Have been making fine wines since 2000. During a remodel of our house, added a wine room to make and to store wine. Makes a great gift. The house we live in is the original Zahn homestead since 1945 and the office is the original flower shop (now our engineering office) built by my grandfather, Max, in 1955. 28

Halifax Historical Museum

Preserving Our History

History 101! We study the Greeks. We study the Romans. We study the ancients. With Florida history, we study St. Augustine and Osceola. But what about where we live, Daytona Beach and the Halifax Country? What do we know about that? Who were the first settlers? How did our town begin? What was the town’s journey along the way? Daytona Beach and the surrounding area is our town. Where do we find out more about our home? The answer to the above is the Halifax Historical Museum. Located in the 100 year old Merchants Bank Building in beautiful, historic downtown Daytona Beach, the Halifax Historical Museum preserves our history. The bank building is a gorgeous example of an easier time when horse and buggies parked along Beach Street and marble and tile were the building materials. Local artifacts dating back 2,500 to 5,000 B.C. give a glimpse of the prehistoric life of our first inhabitants. Starting with a time line of everyone who’s ever made a claim to our area, the permanent exhibits at the Museum take you on a journey through ancient times to the present day. There are extraordinary models of the Ormond Hotel and the 1935 Boardwalk. See two magnificent original vault doors. Children can ring the first bell off the first train ever to come into Daytona Beach. The War Zone has artifacts from World War I & II and the Racing Zone is filled with memorabilia. Grandma’s Attic shows how kids played before television, computers and smart phones. Dunn

Brothers Hardware’s Jeffrey, the giraffe, is there. The Attic is filled with vintage toys and children’s clothing. You view a wonderful 20 minute movie that covers 130,000 years of history in our local area, describing nine foot armadillos, early plantations, Seminole Native American wars, early beach racing and how Daytona Beach came to be. The current special exhibit is “Old Daytona School Days” with photographs, drawings and artifacts from the 1880’s through the 1970’s. Old typewriters, microscopes, school desks and school books bring memories. Old school annuals and photographs let you see how many faces you remember from your own school days in Daytona Beach and the surrounding area. This is our history. In the Halifax Historical Museum we can view it, research it, order vintage photographs, buy local history books in the Gift Shop and learn about ourselves. The Museum offers memberships, educational programs and special events. Bottom line, it’s just a wonderful place to be. The Museum is located at 252 South Beach Street between Magnolia and Orange Avenues. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Give yourself at least 1 ½ hours to go through the Museum, including the 20 minute movie. For membership, admission fees and group tour rates information call: 386-255-6976 or visit the website at Come see us at the Museum!

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MAY IS ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH! Your American Lung Association in downtown Daytona Beach reminds that May is National Asthma Awareness month. Asthma is a

chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult for nearly 23 million Americans, including 7 million children. Here in the Daytona Beach area more than Join the fight 34,000 suffer from asthma May 8th at and of those 8,000 are our the 2nd local children. Students with Annual Fight asthma miss nearly 13 For Air Asthma million lost school days every Walk! year due to illness—in fact, asthma is the leading cause of missed school days among children and accounts for a quarter of all emergency room visits in the United States!

Unfortunately asthma is chronic, in other words, you live with it every day, and it can be very serious—even life-threatening. There is no cure for asthma, but it can be managed as to live a normal, healthy life. The American Lung Association’s Open Airways for Schools program helps to teach elementary age children how to manage their asthma in childhood and for life! Developed at Columbia University, it is statistically proven to reduce missed school days and trips to the emergency room—but even more importantly it saves lives! Your American Lung Association’s goal is to put this program into every school in Volusia County, but we need your help! Make a commitment to Fight for healthy lungs and clean air for Daytona Beach! The American Lung Association is holding its 2nd annual Fight For Air Asthma Walk on May 8th at Riverfront Park on Beach Street. There is no registration fee for this 2.5 mile walk around the Halifax River to raise money and awareness for asthma and help us deliver life-saving programs in our schools! Sign up at and for more information on joining this dynamic, family-friendly event or sponsorship packages please call (386) 255-6447.


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