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Dear Readers, Now that we are donning our coats and planning our holiday wish lists, we once again find ourselves wondering where the time went this year. This is a season to sit back with the ones you love and remember the lovely memories of the past months, and we are excited to be a part of this time of reflection with you. Whether you are curling up in front of a fireplace with a copy of Orlando Style and your favorite beverage or flipping through the pages of this issue while planning your New Year’s Eve outfit, the holidays are not complete without the seasonal inspiration found within the our Holiday Issue. Our festive Holiday Issue is brimming with exciting gift ideas for your family, friends, and everyone on your list this year. Within these pages, you’ll find the latest looks from the finest designers and fantastic local brands that your loved ones will adore this December. And you can’t possibly complete all your holiday shopping without checking off some treats on your own wish list. How about a nice little sports-car? A new fancy watch? Or take a look at our selection of winter fashion essentials to make this a very happy holiday season filled with your new favorite looks. With our beautiful photo series and style guides, you’ll certainly be inspired to try some new winter trends. Find some time this month to dress up your wardrobe and your home with trendy and seasonal designs that will brighten up your interior for the holidays and ready your closet for the new year. And speaking of the new year, you want to attend all those holiday and New Year’s Eve parties with an amazing new look. We want to help you be the best dressed wherever the holidays take you, and our collection of the latest fashion trends will make you feel confident and captivating all season long. Also, you can’t step out of the house into this chilly weather without ensuring that your skin is taken care of. We have health and beauty secrets that will keep you looking and feeling rejuvenated this winter. In this Holiday Issue, we are also presenting you with an up-to-date list of the most exciting events taking place around the City Beautiful this holiday season, from the magical festivities at Orlando’s world-class theme parks to fine dining at our best restaurants. You’ll also gain insight into all the highly anticipated New Year’s Eve gatherings that you won’t want to miss. Finally, as another wonderful year comes to a close, we at Orlando Style would like to take a moment to extend our gratitude to our loyal readers for an amazing twelve months of crafting this incomparable publication. We are so thankful for our awesome team of contributors, designers, and advertisers who play such an important role in what we do each month. Thank you to everyone who continues to provide us with valuable support. Cathleen and I, and all of us at Orlando Style would like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday and a wonderful New Year! Shanah Tovah, Bonne Année, Gutes Neues Jahr, Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu, Antum Salimoun, Feliz Año Nuevo, Buon Capo d’Anno, Naye Varsha Ki Shubhkamanyen. Sincerely,

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By Sara Cody

We’ve all heard the phrase “new year, new me” at the beginning of every year for what feels like an eternity. To most, this looks like a new hair color or getting a gym membership that you’ll forget about by Valentine’s Day. Instead, it should be “new year, better me.” Start off your 2020 by trashing the famous fleeting “New Year’s resolution” and focus on incorporating small lifestyle changes into your every day. Master self love- Self love is a broad term with different meanings for everybody. Self love can be cuddling up with a good book or treating yourself to a new outfit. We can practice self love, but to master self love is to believe in and accept ourselves for who we truly are. An excellent place to start is with positive affirmations and mantras. It is important to find positive words that feel tailor made to you, but you can start with this one: “I accept and love myself as I am.” Try repeating this to yourself in the mirror and throughout your day...in the car, at the gym, in the shower! You’ll be surprised by the power of positive words. Hold yourself accountable- With self love comes self discipline. Remember those fleeting resolutions I mentioned? 2020 is the year of setting goals and actually taking steps toward achieving them. Imagine the direction you want your life to be in by the end of the year and create attainable milestones for yourself. There is no better time than now. Invest in a journal- Life doesn’t slow down for anybody, and sometimes our mind resembles an internet browser with too many tabs open. Your journal entries can vary from to-do lists to love poems. No matter what you decide to write about, self expression is always a good way to mentally de-clutter. You might even notice some negative thought processes you possess so you can break the habit.

Embrace your solitude- We all have things that we want to do but have nobody to do them with. You grow as a person when you stop waiting around for other people to live your life. You don’t need a partner for everything. Go to that concert alone, take yourself out on a date. Jump on a plane and explore that city you’ve always dreamed of. You will be surprised what you learn about yourself when you choose to be your own best friend. A lot of people think that doing things alone has to be lonely, but it is in fact the opposite. Allow yourself to feel empowered by the courage to do things alone. Plus, you don’t know who you might meet in your solitude. Be more present- Along with doing things alone comes the overall ability to be more present in your life. Take a break from social media, whether that means deleting social media apps off your phone or just decreasing screen time. Do what works best for you. When you find yourself feeling insecure while browsing social media, take a hiatus. Try to focus on the simple pleasures of life. Take a few moments to jot down some things you’re grateful for in your own life. When you’re with people, put your phone away. Put your energy into a new hobby to resist the temptation to check your Facebook likes every five minutes. Derail from the habit of documenting everything you do. Soon enough, you might not even feel the desire to use social media anymore.

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B Y D AW N H A R R I S S H E R L I N G , M . D . , F. A . C . P.

There is an old Edgar Allen Poe story where a man starts walking down a catacomb path, thinking he is just going on an ordinary journey, when his companion starts to bury him alive. The companion is carrying all the tools he needs to bury his “friend” and is even hinting that he might do so, but the man ignores all the warnings and merrily continues alongside his companion. That’s sort of what the flu is like. Just like the man, oblivious to the signs he is being given, no one thinks the flu might kill them. It is often lumped together with the ordinary cold, as in “cold and flu season” or “cold and flu remedies.” This is an unfortunate juxtaposition because it minimizes what the flu is and what it can do to the human body. We ignore warnings about the flu at our own peril. The flu, or influenza, is not a bad cold. It is also not a stomach virus. If you have the sniffles and a low-grade fever less than 100.5, odds are, it is not the flu. The flu is an infection with Influenza virus A or B. And if you’ve had it, you feel like you’ve been hit by a truck. Getting out of bed might prove challenging. Every muscle in your body will ache. Your temperature will likely go above 101. You may not feel like eating and have some nausea. Most people will have a little bit of a runny nose, possibly a sore throat, and oftentimes a cough. That’s what the flu has in common with a cold, which is caused by a different bunch of viruses. But you’ve never had a cold like this. When you have the flu, it is a struggle to do anything— at least for the first few days and up to a week. After that, and with a good immune system and a touch of luck (a healthy immune system does not guarantee recovery from the flu), you will start to feel better. But, unlike the common cold, it can take a month or longer to fully recover from the flu. That’s what happens to most people who have the flu. Other people don’t get better after a few days. They get worse. And while it is usually the very old, the very young, people who are already sick with a chronic

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disease, or pregnant women who get life threatening complications from the flu, almost every internist, pulmonologist, and infectious disease doctor has a story of at least one formerly healthy, young or middleaged adult who succumbed to the flu. Who might this young person who does not survive the flu be? In truth, it could be any of us. And that’s what is most scary about the flu. It can strike down anyone. For the 2017-2018 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated nearly 80,000 deaths in the U.S. were caused by flu. Of these, over 10,000 occurred in adults 18-64 years old (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/ burden/2017-2018.htm). What can you do to protect yourself from becoming a victim of the flu? First, unlike the man in the Edgar Allen Poe story, recognize that you are at risk. Second, get a flu shot. Any given flu season, it’s usually about 50% effective at preventing infection from influenza. So, the flu shot may not keep you from getting the flu. But neither will your seat belt prevent you from getting into a car accident. It will, however, protect you from dying if you should get into an accident. And that’s the best sales pitch for the flu shot. Very few people who have had the vaccination wind up in the hospital with the flu, and even fewer wind up sick enough to have to go to the ICU. If you should get the flu, the CDC estimates that getting the flu shot reduces the risk of winding up in the ICU by 82% in adults (https://www.cdc.gov/ flu/vaccines-work/vaccineeffect.htm). If, despite your best efforts, you should contract the flu, the best thing you can do is rest, drink lots of fluids, and take antiinflammatory medication to feel better. If you contact your doctor within the first few days of getting sick, he or she can prescribe a medication that may shorten the course of the flu by a day or two. The best thing you can do for your friends and coworkers if you are sick is to stay away. Keep sick kids out of school too. The flu can quickly turn into a horror story, and we should all try to keep each other safe during flu season.

Dr. Sherling is a general internist and assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine. She is the author of several academic articles, a book chapter on diabetes prevention, and a medical thriller, Not Quite Dead. Website: dawnharrissherling.com Twitter: @dharrissherling


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In icy blue denim, this oblique-embroidered canvas bag by Maria Grazia Chiuri brings together the anti-establishment spirit of 1950s England with the New Look revolution. Carried in the hand or on the shoulder, this bag is a fascinating mix of classicism and subversion, of elegance and rebellion. $3,700 / Dior.com

Iconic Baguette bag in medium size, with flap and FF fastening with magnetic clasp. Lining with zippered pocket. Can be carried by hand or worn cross-body thanks to the detachable shoulder strap. Made of mirror-effect silver leather. Finished with embossed FF motif. Palladium-finish metalware. $2,690 / Fendi.com

CHANEL CHANEL 19 MAXI FLAP BAG

The brand’s iconic white quilted leather will remind you of snow as this classic bag gets a fresh new look. The bag is sturdy and supple and features clean lines. It is incredibly modern in its design and finishing and can be worn cross-body, over-the-shoulder, or cradled. $5,600 / Chanel.com

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For those chilly Florida moments, throw on this sheep leather bomber jacket with stand collar, ribbed hem and cuffs. Pair it with your work clothes on a brisk morning or with jeans and a thermal on a wintery night. $795 / Neimanmarcus.com

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Uncompromised proportions characterize Revero GT’s progressive exterior silhouette. Its shape is effortlessly sculpted, achieving a harmonious balance of dynamic energy and serenity. The wide wheel base, long dash-toaxle ratio, and flowing fender lines express the Revero’s strong, imposing character. ELEVATED INSPIRATION AUTOMOTIVE SCULPTURE

California’s pioneering aerospace industry inspired the Revero GT’s exterior design. Turbines and wing sections influenced the dynamic front-end details. Expressive LED headlights and taillights deliver a modern, wraparound look. Karma DNA from every angle. PURPOSEFUL CRAFTSMANSHIP FORM AND FUNCTION IN HARMONY

Gently bowed-in body sides flow cleanly from the front of the Revero GT to the rear. Highlight and shadow lines look effortlessly drawn and add positive tension to the sedan’s modeled surfaces. The result is an aerodynamic, sleek, road-capable vehicle ready to take on any journey. UNCOMPROMISED DYNAMICS Under the Revero GT’s beautiful body resides a BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder in-line engine supplied by BMW AG to power the onboard electric generator. Delivering 536 hp, 550 lb-ft. of torque and 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, the Revero GT accelerates effortlessly and with perfect poise.

From the battery pack alone, drivers will enjoy up to 80 miles of pure electric driving range, extended to 360 miles by the highly efficient, three-cylinder onboard generator for the definitive luxury electric grand touring experience: the best of both worlds. IMPECCABLE HANDLING Precise vehicle handling at any speed using a variable gear-ratio steering module and tightly honed suspension system quickly responds to the demands of the driver for a smooth, connected ride. ENHANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE The latest in ADAS technology enhances the driving experience while providing an increased level of safety. The latest in ADAS technology enhances the driving experience while providing an increased level of safety. From blind spot monitoring, lane keep with centering and emergency braking to active cruise control, the Revero GT delivers advanced and intuitive protection. THE ESSENCE OF LUXURY A HARMONIOUS BALANCE OF DYNAMIC ENERGY AND SERENITY

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The feminine DiorByDior2 sunglasses with their rounded shape are adorned with the emblematic Cannage pattern of the House. The delicate openwork light gold metal frame recalls the refined embroidery from the ready-towear collections. Brown to pink shaded lenses add depth to the style. $490 / Dior.com

Exclusive to Mayors, the Roberto Coin Marquesa collection features extravagant pieces characterized by unapologetic opulence and extraordinary character. The Roberto Coin Marquesa Diamond Necklace is presented on a delicate, 18ct white gold chain showcasing glistening diamonds. $6,000 / Mayors.com LOUIS VUITTON SWELL WAVE BY ANDREW KUDLESS

TOM FORD DAX SUNGLASSES

Available in brown hues, these soft squared lenses are perfect yearround. Stylish, sturdy, and enriched by the brand’s metal ‘T’ logo for decoration, they’ll quickly become a guy’s go-to pair of shades. $395 / Tomford.com

TOM FORD TOM FORD 002

Ford’s carefully curated collection features this classic timepiece with automatic movement and a polished stainless steel case and crown with onyx inlay. The black glossy dial features white diamond cut hands. An innovative pinless noir alligator strap with a polished stainless steel buckle compliments any outfit. Crafted in Switzerland. $3,590 / Tomford.com

The Swell Wave shelf is like a rock sculpted by wind and rain over centuries. Each shelf is made in smoothly polished oak, held in place by straps of Louis Vuitton leather. It is available in two versions: one that is suspended – and requires just two wall attachments, making it easy to move – and a freestanding version whose metal frame is covered in leather. Louisvuitton.com


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Timeless Handcrafted Jewelry in the Heart of Orlando By Khadejah Khan A multigenerational family-owned business, Okidanokh (pronounced o-key-da-knock) shines a spotlight on opulent yet understated jewelry. Each perfectly hand-crafted piece is a testament to traditional European style goldsmith techniques, fabricating each earring, necklace, bracelet, or ring from the raw material itself. Goldsmith Jala Fabri and her team of apprentices are committed to save a dying art, breathing new life into each timeless creation. When I first walked into Okidanokh, I was greeted to the ambiance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a curved coral couch, and soothing tropical colored art on the walls. This fittingly encompassed the store’s history: classic designs born over the last 40 years in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jala’s father Abel Fabri, an esoteric and spiritual man, named his jewelry store after the philosophical idea of okidanokh. “It’s a substance that permeates the universe and controls creative energy,” Jala explains. “As human beings, we have to be aware of and accept okidanokh into our lives to continue to be creative and have creative thought.” She tells me that many goldsmiths keep making the same pieces they’ve always made. “We’re constantly creating new designs and continue to evolve.”

Jala Fabri “WE’RE CONSTANTLY CREATING NEW DESIGNS AND CONTINUE TO EVOLVE.”

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This philosophy is evident in their jewelry. Traditional pieces have a new spin on them, such as textured rings for men, tastefully crafted interchangeable bracelets and chain-link necklaces, and buildable stack rings. The issue of frequently lost earring backs are solved by innovative twist-in and straight wire earrings. And don’t be fooled by the delicate design. “Our jewelry is built to last,” says Jala. “By hand fabricating it, you create a certain amount of tension and have more control over what your finished product is.” Classic yet contemporary, the designs boast clean lines that allow many pieces to function as unisex and versatile jewelry for all ages. “Do you keep up with the latest trends to draw inspiration for your designs?” I ask Jala. “We keep up with trends in color,” she replies. She recalls the changing styles from platinum, to white gold, to yellow gold, and the boom of rose gold only a few years earlier. “Because we aim for timeless designs, color will always be relevant.” Jala also emphasized that the artistry and craftsmanship of the jewelry is what makes it eternal. “We pay a lot of attention to very fine, small details,” she says. “Over time people seem to enjoy the jewelry even

more” by discovering and appreciating new details each time you admire your piece, such as rounded edges for a comfortable fitting ring or symmetric earrings. Additionally, Okidanokh offers customization and creation from scratch. They’ll also reset gemstones from old heirlooms into a timeless design. They’ve made first baby earrings, traditional West Indian bangles, and engagement rings. They can outsource diamonds within a couple’s budget, create a design, and make a matching wedding band for the groom. They also have an inventory of colorful and differently cut gemstones available for selection, and an even larger collection in St. Thomas to choose from. “We only work with natural gemstones and aim to maintain their integrity,” says Jala, as she shows me three different natural tints of pearls. She’s been the primary gem buyer for the store for more than 10 years. Unlike other jewelry shops that purchase their gemstones in bulk, Jala handselects each stone for cut and color, preserving the craftsmanship of goldsmithing and the okidanokh philosophy. I ask Jala whether trends in fashion, such as statement necklaces and bulky earrings, will ever appear at Okidanokh. “No,” she replies. “I’ve seen jewelry that is very artsy, but it doesn’t withstand the test of time. We make timeless pieces that look good today, are fashionable tomorrow, and will still be relevant in 30 years.” From men and women to young and old, this modest yet opulent jewelry store has everlasting pieces for everyone. Through thoughtfully executed designs and carefully selected stones, Okidanokh marries tradition and modernity while upholding the artisanship of jewelry-making. The result is a timeless and versatile range of jewelry that emanates classic and innate beauty. Okidanokh is located at 1217 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32804


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BEST HOLIDAY ALBUMS OF 2019 by Courtney Caggiano Idina Menzel Christmas: A Season of Love

MARIAH CAREY Merry Christmas Deluxe Anniversary Edition By Courtney Caggiano

No musical artist can get us in the holiday spirit quite like Mariah Carey, and this season, the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer has released a deluxe version of her iconic Christmas album. Upon the 1994 debut of her now-classic Merry Christmas, the chart-topping performer redefined holiday music with the album’s festive game-changing lead single that reimagined contemporary Christmas music. With “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” Mariah proved that holiday classics are not limited to the crooners of decades past. Now, 25 years later, Merry Christmas Deluxe Anniversary Edition has kicked off the celebratory winter season with previously unreleased tracks and exclusive bonus material, including live performance recordings. The album also includes fresh takes on Christmas favorites, such as Mariah’s twist on “Sugar Plum Fairy,” “The Star,” and more. The legendary songstress also teams up with John Legend in an unforgettable collaboration, “When Christmas Comes.” In celebration of 25 years of Mariah’s signature holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” this single track will be reissued in collectable physical formats, including CD, 7” and 12” vinyl, and a coveted green cassette, complete with pop-out holiday decorations. Mariah is also treating listeners to brand new video of this groundbreaking smash, in which fans will get a glimpse of never-before-seen footage. You won’t want to begin your holiday season without a copy of Merry Christmas Deluxe Anniversary Edition, available for purchase or streaming today, and don’t forget to fill your loved ones’ stockings with the physical formats of “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” releasing December 20.

Fresh from the screen in Frozen 2, the Broadway singer and actress is showcasing her vocal talent as well as her love of the holiday season. The artist released her new Christmas album just weeks before she thrilled fans once again in her role as Queen Elsa. With songs like “Sleigh Ride” and “Winter Wonderland,” Menzel captures the excitement and wonder of December magic. Bing Crosby Bing at Christmas The voice of Bing Crosby has been synonymous with the anticipation of Christmas, as his iconic recordings of holiday classics have become as essential to the winter months as snowmen and sleigh rides. In Bing at Christmas, Crosby’s legendary status is honored as the London Symphony Orchestra reimagines the singer’s beloved songs, including the favorite, “White Christmas.” Phil Wickham Christmas One of America’s favorite inspirational singers is back with his second holiday album, “Christmas,” full of timeless carols that remind you of the true meaning of Christmas spirit. Songs like “Joy To The World” and “What Child Is This” will warm your soul with heavenly hope and fill you with peace as you watch another year come to an end. Lea Michele Christmas in the City The star of ABC’s Same Time, Next Christmas invites you to celebrate the season with fun-filled, vibrant takes on Christmas staples like “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” as well as her own original numbers, including “Christmas In New York.” With an impeccable voice and a gift for writing her own seasonal songs, Christmas in the City encapsulates the magic and the hustle and bustle of most wonderful time of the year.

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Pawsh Gifts to Give Your Pooch This Holiday Season By Shelby Newman The consensus is, dogs are just as important to our families as any biological relative, and maybe even more. The holiday season is the perfect time to reward them for being nice, not naughty, throughout the year. Show your furry friend you really love them and shower them in these 5 luxury gifts for dogs. Interchangeable Lens Dog Sunglasses www.bitchnewyork.com / $34 Even pooches need eye protection. Research shows that long hours of exposure to the sun can lead to eye diseases and sight issues in dogs. Adequate UV blocking glasses will stop the harmful rays from entering your pet’s eyes. These sun-goggles absorb up to 400 nm, which is the equivalent of 100 percent UV absorption. They are perfect for dogs that love going for long walks or even just love sticking their head out of the car window. The best part of these doggie goggles is that the lenses can be switches out at anytime, for function or fashion. Gourmet Dog Treats www.pawsgourmet.com / Prices Vary Santa isn’t going to be the only one downing a plate of cookies this holiday season. These gourmet treats look pretty enough to eat, but they are gingerbread cookies made specifically for dogs! With a shelf life of nine months, you don’t have to worry about them going bad before the holiday season is even over. Take a break from the bones and give your pup something to really bark about. Holiday Pajamas www.chewy.com / Prices Vary This year, your furry friends can match the whole family on Christmas morning. Chewy carries a line of holiday pajamas for your pet. These cozy, fleece PJ’s come in sizes X-Small to XX-Large for animals of all shapes and sizes. Besides being the cutest addition to your Christmas photos, these pet PJ’s will keep your pup warm, comfortable, and most importantly, ready for the holiday season! Game Day Apparel www.bitchnewyork.com / $28 A man’s best friend must also support his favorite sports team. This officially licensed dog jersey has a screen printed logo, a number, and even a woven jock tag. It’s perfect for dogs that love to tailgate, or want to be the center of attention at your next watch party. These jerseys are made specifically for the furry fans, so they will love how comfortable it feels, and you will love how adorable they look. Give your dog the gift of supporting the best team in the game, this holiday season. Seasonal Toys www.chewy.com / $13.99 Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a hot cocoa chew toy. Let your dog join in on the holiday cheer by purchasing them one of winter’s most iconic drinks in the form of a plush squeaking toy. Chewy also sells other festive toys in shapes like the Grinch, reindeer, and even some that look like an envelope addressed to Santa. You can’t go wrong with a simple dog toy with a holiday twist.

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TAME YOUR MANE 5 no-heat styles for unruly hair By Shelby Newman

We’ve all been there - in a hurry to get ready in the morning and your outrageous bedhead just isn’t cooperating. It’s tempting to whip out the flat iron and crank it up to high heat, but doing this often will only weaken the quality of your hair. Whether it be frizz, out of control curls, hair that’s too thick, or even too thin, we’ve got the no-heat styles that are going to change your hair routine for the better. 1. Double French Braids The two french braid look is not only trendy, but it encompasses all parts of your hair, leaving no room for ‘hairrors’. Begin by fully brushing hair so there are no tangles. Next, part your hair in the middle and separate into two sections. Braid hair, starting close to the root, all the way down one side of your head and repeat on the other side. Finish with a light hairspray to control any flyaways. This look takes only minutes to accomplish and leaves hair looking sleek and trendy without the heat. 2. Sleek Pony A slicked back ponytail is one of the most underrated styles in the game. The movie Mean Girls says that you should only wear a ponytail once a week, but we would argue that you can rock this look all the time! Ariana Grande is infamous for her iconic high ponytail that she wears for almost

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any occasion. Other red carpet celebrities have been seen sporting this look to formal events because it’s so easy to make it suitable for any type of event. Begin by brushing through hair to eliminate tangles. Next, apply a generous amount of hair mousse to the root area of your hair and brush it through. Using a hair elastic, tie hair in a tight ponytail, leaving out a small section. Wrap the left-out section of hair around the exposed hair tie to cover it and secure with a bobby pin. Finally, use a light hairspray to tame flyaways and keep the look in place all day. 3. Top Knot Bun No matter what problems your mane faces, you can always rely on a trustee top knot bun to save you in a hair emergency. After brushing through tangles, put your hair in a high ponytail, secured with a hair elastic. Next, begin wrapping hair in a twisting motion around the base of the ponytail. Once the bun is formed, wrap another hair elastic around it. Pull out small pieces from both sides of the front of your head to give it a more tousled look. If thin hair is your issue, use a bun donut at the base of your ponytail to give the illusion of thickness. 4. Down and Natural If you’re someone with unruly hair, you know that product is your best friend when wearing your

hair down. Never skip the leave-in conditioner after a shower. To construct waves and curls, use a curl constructing mousse on damp hair and scrunch it a few times and then don’t touch it anymore. The more you touch your hair, the more that frizz and oil from your hands will destroy your look. Finish with a light hairspray or argan oil for dry or damaged hair. Hair should dry looking fresh and controlled. 5. Double French Twists This look is a ‘twist’ on the classic french braid, but instead of braiding with three strands of hair you only need to use two. Begin by brushing out your hair and parting it in the middle. Grab a generously sized piece of hair located in the front of your head and split it in two. Next, twist the two pieces once and add more hair the bottom strand. Continue this pattern until you’ve reached the bottom of your head and repeat on the other side of your head. Secure the ends with a hair elastic and put hair in a low ponytail, bun, or even leave it down. Finish the look with a light hairspray to prevent flyaways. No matter your hair type, these no-heat styles will keep you looking fresh all year long without the burden of heat damage.


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There’s Snowplace Like Home BOSE PORTABLE HOME SPEAKER

This wireless speaker encompasses Bluetooth, voice-control, and portability. Anywhere with Wi-Fi, you can control it with your voice and stream music directly from the cloud. Outside Wi-Fi range, you can control it like any other portable speaker with your mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth. No matter what you listen to or where you listen to it, you’ll hear it all in 360 degrees of astonishing Bose sound. $349.95 / Bose.com

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KITCHENAID ARTISAN MINI STAND MIXER

The iconic stand mixer you know and love is now 20% smaller, 25% lighter and as powerful as the full size tilt-head stand mixer, making it the ideal culinary tool for smaller kitchens. Available in a variety of colors to complement any home, these essential kitchen appliances also work with over 10 available attachments with a 3.5 qt. bowl and let you explore your culinary creativity. $299.99 / Kitchenaid.com

RING EVERYDAY PRO KIT

DYSON V11 TORQUE DRIVE CORD-FREE VACUUM

Meet your new partners against crime and protect those holiday packages at your door with this revolutionary security system. Two floodlight cams and the Video Doorbell Pro add flexible security coverage to your home, and the companion app gives you even more peace of mind while you’re away. Available in black and white finishes. $647 / Ring.com

Twice the suction of any cord-free vacuum. Cordfree cleaning, made easier. Intelligently optimizes suction and run time to deep clean everywhere. With fade-free battery power, a battery-saving trigger, and real-time reporting on the LCD screen to give you control of your clean. $700 / Bestbuy.com

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STYLE

CHALMERS JESS GIRAFFE PRINT CHEMISE Exceptionally silky and soft, this cotton chemise covered in colorful giraffes is sure to help in a causal, effortless look. $60 / Nordstrom.com

I Woke Up Like This

Pajama Couture 2020 Chances are, your five-year-old self had, at some point, tried to wear pajamas out of the house. The chances are also high that, unless you had exceptionally cool parents, you were forbidden to do so. Fortunately, wearing pajamas out of the house is officially in, and your five-year-old self is screaming. Never again will you have to choose between comfort and style, because some of today’s hottest trends feature pajamas that you can wear in and out of the bedroom, and look great while doing it.

Lounging in silk A.L.C. X PARACHUTE SILK SET Style this set together when lounging around the house, or pair each piece with streetwear for an easy, elevated look. Made from crepe de Chine silk and crafted with superior attention to detail – this limited edition sleepwear collection looks so good, you can wear it anywhere. $299 / Alcltd.com

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1. Silk Sets Matching sets are the perfect one-and-done outfit for any occasion. Celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Selena Gomez have been spotted flaunting chic silk sets. Go for a trendy pattern like striped or plaid that isn’t too busy. You can pair it with minimalist shoes like stilettos to make this a look that’s sure to turn a few heads. 2. Joggers There’s nothing more on-trend than combining sleek and slouchy pieces. The Kardashians are infamous for including sweatpants in their classy street style. In order to avoid looking like you just rolled out of bed, it’s important to find staple accessories that will complement such casual pants, like heeled booties and a trench coat or a blazer. 3. Wide-Leg Pants Wide-leg pants are not only comfortable, but a stylish way to execute pajama couture. Make

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sure the leg of your pants hits no further than two inches above the ankle. This way, the pants will look clean and put together, rather than swallowing your lower half with fabric. To style them, you’ll want to pick out a top that accentuates your waist. To finish off the look, choose simple shoes, like flats, that won’t take too much attention away from the pants. 4. Lace Camisoles A lace camisole is a classic piece that will never date. There are lots of ways to dress it up, like pairing with a leather skirt and heels. If you are looking to go the more casual route, you can pair with jeans and boots. Either way, you’ll reap the comfort of wearing pajamas and the stylishness of an upscale outfit. 5. Robes The robe is debatably the most iconic statement piece in pajama couture. It is extremely versatile and can be worn a number of ways – as a dress, a jacket, or even a top. In the wintertime, robes can become great layering pieces, worn with a lighter top under it and even with heavier jackets over it. At first glance, you might think these styles look like you forgot to get dressed this morning. But the reality is, loungewear is the new streetwear. Take advantage of the comfort and style this trend offers because pajama couture is the ultimate I woke up like this.


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JCREW SQUARE SILK SCARF IN TIGER FOULARD Bringing back the 50’s, this dainty, lightweight silk scarf will brighten up any outfit with its cool color palette. Its wide range of styling possibilities makes it sure to bring a little something for everyone. $49.50 / Jcrew.com

Skins & Prints

5 ways to wear the animal print trend this winter By Shelby Newman

Silk Scarves This incredibly versatile accessory can be worn as a necktie, a belt, or even a headband. It’s a piece that will keep you warm as well as spice up any basic blazer or coat. Peacoats A printed lightweight coat is the perfect statement piece for those brisk winter nights. Throw it over your classic night-out outfit for a playful yet bold look. Booties Booties are a must-have in every seasonal wardrobe - snakeskin booties are all the rage right

TATCHA LUMINOUS DEWY SKIN MIST This hydrating skin mist is good for any skin type looking for a boost of soothing hydration and a dewy glow. It’s infused with hadasei-3 anti-aging complex and formulated with more than 20 percent botanical oils and humectants to leave skin looking luminous. $48 / Sephora.com

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now, and they pair well with a skinny jean and a cable knit sweater. Hair Clips Barrettes and hair clips are some of the hottest hair accessory trends of the season. A tortoise-shell printed hair clip is perfect for the minimalist that wants to break out of their simplistic habits without completely abandoning their stylistic roots. Hand Bags A woman’s purse is a vital component of her outfit. A cheetah print or snakeskin bag is a foolproof way to complement your look without the commitment of wearing a risky piece that can’t be removed.

The Hydration Boost You Didn’t Know You Needed Winter is the prime time for dry and cracking lips, hair, and skin. Dehydration is often the culprit, but in the winter months, cool, dry air is to blame. Tackle dry, peeling, unmanageable skin before it even happens by stocking up on our favorite chilly weather essentials. A hydrating skin mist is the secret tool you won’t know you were missing until you try it. Mists can be sprayed on the face, with or without makeup, so it’s the perfect midday pick-me-up when your skin starts to look like it needs some extra glow. The other must-have product is a moisturizing lip balm that will nourish and protect lips from drying out. It’s important to throw one of these bad boys in your bag every time you leave for easy access to reapplication.


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Holiday Pops

Santa on the beach? Lighted palm trees? When you’re longing for traditional holiday favorites, there’s no place like The Florida Orchestra. It’s a jolly good time for the whole family. Daniel Black conducts. Fri, Dec 13, 8 pm, Straz Center Sat, Dec 14, 2 & 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater – Matinee Sun, Dec 15, 2 pm & 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall – Matinee

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MEN’S STYLE

The Statement Sneakers By Shelby Newman Dad shoes are out.

Make a Statement! NIKE NIKE AIR MAX 270 REACT BAUHAUS The Bauhaus are designed with simple shapes and eyecatching colors typical of the Bauhaus movement. This style emerged from art and function, with a lightweight feel that softens each step and makes the fit smooth. $150 / Available at nike.com

Trash the low tops and walk into this season with the boldest kicks. We know what you’re thinking - the “ugly sneaker” trend is back, and you’re right! It’s back, and this time, the chunky sneakers are even better than before, with neon colors and patterns. These are hands down (or perhaps, feet down) the perfect way to amp up any outfit. If you’re style is a little more minimalistic, you can still rock this look by opting for more muted colors and exploring texture instead. If you’re a style daredevil, go for animal prints or colorful patterns. Either way, this trend looks fresh with staple street wear like joggers, or even in replacement of dress shoes, to tone down business attire for a more casual look.

Bleach Blonde Hair

Everything you need to know to cross over to the light side. Men everywhere are taking the peroxide plunge and bleaching their hair. This raises the question, should adult men be playing hair salon? We think yes! The dramatic contrast between naturally dark hair and the platinum locks is a hot trend. If you’re still having reservations about changing your hair, just look at celebrities like Pete Davidson, Jonah Hill, and even Zac Efron, who followed the trend in 2019. Before you run to the store and purchase your first bottle of bleach, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Bleach is very damaging to your hair, especially when used incorrectly. If it’s left on for too long, it can cause irreversible damage, and in that case,

Keep on Shining MILKSHAKE SILVER SHINE WHIPPED CREAM Style and tone hair all in one. Keep bleach-treated hair vibrant and healthy with one use per week. Neutralizes yellow tones to leave hair looking sleek no matter what shade of blonde. $19.99 / Available at sleekshop.com

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you might end up rocking a buzz cut. Go to a trained hair professional rather than trying to DIY at home, especially if you have long or dark hair that may be difficult to bleach. That way, you know for sure your hair will be in good hands. It’s true that blondes have more fun, but there is an element of maintenance required to keep the fun going. Keep your locks shining bright with a toner like a purple shampoo or purple mousse. Applying a toner once a week can ensure the bleach won’t turn a brassy color. And as much as you love to use men’s three-in-one, invest in a hydrating conditioner that will keep your hair from looking and feeling like straw.


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BEAUTY Mastering the No Makeup, Makeup Look Just because it’s winter time doesn’t mean you need to layer on the heavy makeup everyday. It can be beneficial to your skin and pores to take a break from the full coverage foundation every once in a while and opt for a lighter, more natural look. Knowing how to accentuate the three essential parts of the face - lips, eyes, and brows, can help you to achieve the fresh, glowing look you’ve been striving for, without seeming like you only did your makeup halfway. Skip the lipstick and apply a lip balm or natural-colored tinted lip gloss to hydrate lips. Matte lip products are often drying and can appear unnatural. Under the eyes, neutralize dark circles with a brightening concealer to give the face a more awake look. You can also apply a light coat of mascara to the lashes, but avoid fake lashes and too many layers of mascara, which can develop clumps. Most importantly, fleek brows are the end-all beauty hack that can change the entire look of your face. Keep up on grooming to conserve their shape, and be sure to brush them out. A clear gel is helpful to keep brows in place throughout the day. Finish the look with a dewy setting spray, to leave skin looking pure and refreshed.

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Beyond the Gold & Glitter

5 fresh New Year’s looks to ring in 2020 With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the best ways to show your New Year’s spirit without sporting that old sparkly gold dress that has seen too many countdowns. Break out of your New Year’s rut and follow these five fresh looks. Whether you’re going to a black-tie event or a casual party, there’s something for everyone. Gold Jewelry It really is the little things that matter. Jewelry is one of the simplest ways to accessorize an outfit for a special occasion. Layer gold rings, bracelets, necklaces and even earrings for the ideal pop of festivity for the New Year. Silk Jumpsuits Dress it up or dress it down - this is the ultimate holiday look no matter what your plans are. Silk is a classy replacement for overused trends like sparkles and sequins, and it’s sure to make you stand out. Champagne Nails A woman’s nails are as much a part of her outfit as her top, so you shouldn’t leave them out of the

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celebration. Ditch the glittery gold and opt for a more muted color like champagne. Not only is it elegant, but it will complement your New Year’s look without taking too much attention away from the main attraction - your outfit. Glowy and Dewy Makeup There’s no need to look like a glitter bomb exploded on your face just because it’s New Year’s Eve. Go for a shimmery eye shadow on the lids and highlighter to accentuate your cheekbones, nose and upper lip. To pull the look together, use a dewy finish makeup setting spray to leave skin glowing. Blood Red Accents Red is the most underrated color during the New Year’s season. Don’t be afraid to add a little color into your outfit - a simple red dress or blouse paired with a soft gold heel or bootie is sure to turn more than a couple of heads. Aside from that, there is an old wives tale that claims wearing red into the new year increases your chances of having a prosperous year, filled with love and passion - who doesn’t want that?


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GROOMING

No shaving cream? No problem! So it’s the morning before a big day, and you’re out of shaving cream. You

Say Bye to Eye Bags & Dark Circles Don’t worry, it’s not makeup!

By Sara Cody

start to brainstorm an alternative and realize that unfortunately, whipped cream will not do the job. Luckily, there are shaving cream substitutes that do not come in an aerosol can and are most likely already in your home. Coconut oil is a good place to start. Nowadays it seems that almost everybody has a

Unlike women who are blessed with concealer and mascara, men have a harder time hiding fatigue. So if you’ve been lacking on the sleep game lately, here are a few tricks for looking more rejuvenated. First things first, focus on staying hydrated. Staying hydrated is a simple health and beauty hack that many people forget about. So next time you get a bad night of sleep, drink a glass of water before you drown yourself in coffee. Aloe vera is another natural remedy that has multiple health and beauty benefits. The best form of aloe vera gel is from the plant itself. Take the natural

gel from the plant and apply under your eyes for ten minutes before rinsing off. You can even apply the gel before bed as part of your regular skin care regimen for an array of benefits, including anti aging properties. Chilled tea bags are a great hack for fast relief. All you need to do is dip two tea bags (preferably herbal tea) in cold water and place them in the fridge for a bit. Once they feel nice and cool, lay down and place them over your eyes for 25-30 minutes. You’ll instantly feel and look more rejuvenated.

handy dandy jar of coconut oil in their home, and for good reason. The popular elixir will give you a smooth shave that’ll leave your skin hydrated all day. If you don’t have coconut oil, baby oil and olive oil are alternatives that have similar benefits. Shea butter is another wonderful substitute that you can use due to its moisturizing properties. If you’re looking for something a bit more simple, body soap or conditioner will work like a charm!

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To Beard, or Not to Beard

By Sara Cody

Beards. The one concrete common ground between men and women is their admiration for beards. You either have one or you don’t, but you never dislike them. Mustaches and Goatees don’t receive the same level of respect, and I’m not sure they ever will. With most trends, they come with an expiration date. They burst into the beauty scene and then quickly fizzle out as if they never even existed in the first place. Beards were a more gradual, naturally occurring trend. It seems like we should contemplate whether beards are even a trend at all. They might just be a blessing to the world of men’s grooming. And if they are a blessing, then to whom? From the looks of it, everybody loves beards, and I don’t think that love is going to fade anytime soon. Beards might just be the trend with no expiration date. Beards might just be here to stay...and I don’t think anybody is mad about that.


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Cows ‘n Cabs - Winter Park

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JDRF Imagine Gala at Portofino Bay Hotel

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Fashion Show at Dillard’s Florida Mall

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La Belle Furs 100 Year Anniversary Event

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Polo Classic Brunch & Bubbles

Red Carpet Monday at Aloft

Tales & Tails Gala at The Rosen Shingle Creek

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International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

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ORLANDO’S BEST MEN & WOMEN OF THE YEAR

ORLANDO’S BEST

MEN & WOMEN of the year SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Our mission at Orlando Style Magazine is to bring visibility to excellence, integrity, and high standards. Orlando’s Best Men & Women of the Year are selected based on survey and reader feedback. This is an ongoing campaign, and we ask you to cast your vote or send in your suggestions at OrlandoStyleMagazine.com. The following pages exhibit this issue’s personality profile pages.

Jenn Carlisle Dr. Michael M. Gutierrez Edgar D. Lozada Jr. Kathleen Pugh-Janes Mary Sherris Ken Teixeira Rob Turner Chef Vincenzo Navarra Frank Walters Dr. Wendi Wardlaw

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Jenn Carlisle Broker Associate / Weichert, Realtors Jenn Carlisle began selling real estate in the Orlando market in 2006 and quickly rose to the top 2% of all Orlando Realtors. She is a Top Ten Volume Producer in the state of Florida and a Top 100 Volume Producer in the nation for her company Weichert, Realtors. As a former high school teacher, she knows the value of education and holds many designations and certifications, including the prestigious Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), which is held by fewer than 2% of Realtors nationwide. She is also Relocation Certified, an Accredited Buyers Representative, a Certified Short Sale Professional and holds her Broker’s License. Coming into the industry as the market was taking a downturn, Jenn wasn’t afforded the luxury of having business handed to her and accepted the challenge of a difficult business environment. She grew her business through hosting open houses, knocking on doors and developing lasting relationships with her clients. But don’t take our word for how wonderful she is, here’s what others have said about her: “Jenn is amazing! Being first time home buyers, she helped us with every step along the way and answered every silly question we had! She was available by text, phone, and email quicker than I would expect. We appreciated everything she did for us from beginning to end.” ~ Cassie and Alex S. “Jenn was the listing agent for a property I was interested in back in 2015. My credit wasn’t high enough to purchase anything at that time, but over the years Jenn kept in touch with me. She regularly sent me listings in my area via email. By summer 2017 I was back on my feet financially and Jenn set me up with several viewings. Even with the hurricane bearing down on us right in the middle of the contract phase, Jenn kept her cool and a month later I own a home! I’d recommend Jenn to anyone searching for an experienced and savvy realtor!” ~ Mark A. “Jenn helped me sell my first house. I did not know what to expect of this process as I had never been through it before, but she helped make every step of the way much easier with thorough communication and patience. From her presentation of what selling my house would look like through her company to actual listing and professional photographs to scheduling showings to contracts/inspection/ appraisal and finally to closing, she was always there in a very organized manner. She goes above and beyond requirements to make sure everyone is happy and does whatever she can to make a sale work out for the seller.” ~ Stephanie S. If you’re looking for a Realtor who goes beyond your expectations and treats you as family, then Jenn Carlisle is the optimal choice. She wakes up each morning focused on helping you achieve your real estate goals and works tirelessly to help you accomplish them.

163 E Morse Blvd., Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32789 | P: 407-617-5597 | Jenn@JennCarlisleHomes.com | www.JennCarlisle.MyHomeHQ.biz

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Red Carpet Monday at Aloft

Polo Classic Brunch & Bubbles

1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art

JDRF Imagine Gala at Portofino Bay Hotel

International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Wishmaker’s Brunch at The Alfond Inn

Light the Night at Lake Eola

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Dr. Michael M. Gutierrez Mid Florida Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, & Allergy By any standard, Dr. Michael M. Gutierrez is an outstanding example of what an individual can achieve with the right amount of passion and dedication. His list of accolades is long—and marked by over 30 years of leadership and innovation in the Orlando area. Yet, despite a long history of professional achievement, his contributions to the community extend far beyond the confines of business. Having emigrated from Cuba at a young age, Gutierrez and his family quickly set roots in the southeastern corner of the United States. It’s here where his studies in Dermatology began, and where he eventually founded Mid Florida Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, & Allergy. As CEO of the company, Gutierrez has overseen the growth of the business from a small, locally based medical practice to one the largest single-owner medical corporations in the country. From here, Gutierrez set his roots even deeper, serving as Chairman of the Dermatology Department at Florida Hospital, an Associate Professor at FSU and a member of the teaching faculty at UCF. Central Florida has become a true home for Dr. Gutierrez in so many ways. As patients become friends and students become colleagues, his ties with the community continue to flourish. It’s been his pride to share his passion for health with the Orlando area, and foster a sense of fellowship within the local medical community. He’s raised three incredible children in Central Florida, and currently lives in downtown Orlando where he and his loving wife are raising their two boys. His home life is filled with beach days and family outings, road trips with their three dogs and enjoying all the Sunshine State has to offer. Life in Orlando inspires him to expand his legacy for health and wellness in the area. From developing a non-carcinogenic, reef-friendly mineral sunblock to developing a first of its kind, Asthma, Allergy, & Atopic Dermatitis Center for children, Dr. Gutierrez never seems to tire of seeking out new ways to enrich his community. Dr. Gutierrez would like to sincerely thank Orlando Style magazine for the honor of being named this year’s Man of the Year, and express his gratitude for finding such an incredible sense of home in Central Florida.

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ORLANDO’S BEST MEN & WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Edgar D. Lozada Jr. Equity Prime Mortgage Edgar D. Lozada Jr. bought his first home at the age of 19 and had acquired 14 properties by the age of 23. Since then, he says he has “loved every minute of his journey in the residential mortgage business.” Today, Edgar Lozada is the Vice President of Equity Prime Mortgage Florida, an Atlantabased company with a large presence in Central Florida. Equity Prime Mortgage is a direct Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & Ginnie Mae seller/servicer that offers just about every loan product available on the market, giving clients the most options from which to choose. The company specializes in early or on-time loan closings every time and excellent communication with all parties throughout the process. Every company practice stems from a belief in “makesense” lending, Edgar says. “Our ability to close common sense loans and make exceptions when necessary is just another thing we do that sets us apart from the competition,” he says. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry in Central Florida, Edgar has had his own successes since joining the company in 2011. For seven consecutive years he has continued to be a top ranking office and his office is projected to exceed $130 million in loan volume for 2019. “I always make myself available to my clients and referral partners,

and I thoroughly explain and set proper expectations on every transaction,” Edgar says. “This creates a great overall experience for the client, every time. It’s not just about the figures making good sense; it’s about complete client satisfaction throughout the process.” Edgar began working as a loan officer in 2002 because of his love for financing and numbers. But his choice to work in the residential mortgage industry began with his passion for buying and managing real estate. He understood early the value of obtaining properties at a low price and the potential income that could be gained from each one. “I always knew if you were going to put your money somewhere, investing in a home was the best way to do it,” he said. And he has put that belief into practice himself. That knowledge and his own experiences grew into a desire to help people make their dreams of home ownership a reality. “I work with a full range of borrowers, but I especially enjoy working with first-time homebuyers,” Edgar said. “Purchasing a home is very exciting, but it can also be stressful so I strive to make sure my clients are comfortable with their new home purchase and fully understand the entire process. My goal is to help them get the results they want and have the best experience doing it.”

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Kathleen Pugh-Janes - Salon Muse her life back. Once she was able to regain normal functioning, she was ready to meet her son for the first time and grateful that she was alive and could breathe and swallow. The little things were all that mattered, and from that moment on, she vowed to appreciate every moment she was alive.

Kathleen Pugh-Janes knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in the beauty industry. Upon her birth in Detroit, Kathleen was placed for adoption, and the years that followed proved challenging to Kathleen as she struggled to find her place in the world. Most of her peers could not relate to her edgy sense of style, but Kathleen was not willing to sacrifice who she was to fit the mold of what others expected her to be. She left home at age 14 – a punk rock girl with a shaved head – to pursue her dreams on her own terms. Over the next decade or so, Kathleen discovered more about herself through many trials and tribulations. In 2002, Kathleen became pregnant with her son. In her third trimester, she went to the ER for what she thought was an asthma attack but turned out to be pneumonia. While waiting for the OB/GYN, her oxygen level dropped dangerously low, and she had to be intubated. Once the doctor arrived, he performed an emergency C-section for a premature delivery of her baby boy. Kathleen’s pneumonia developed into a rare lung disease, ARDS, putting her in a coma, and she clinically died three times while on life support. When she awoke, she had to learn to walk, talk, and eat again – all things that most of us take for granted. In addition, she had gained weight from the steroids used to treat her pneumonia. She became unrecognizable to herself – she wondered how she would be able to get

client is personal and intimate – they talk about real things that matter. Kathleen prides herself in making sure her clients feel good about themselves and comfortable sharing things with her about their lives. When Kathleen received the call from Orlando magazine with news that she received Best Salon and Woman of the Year awards, she felt uncomfortable at first. She does not want praise for her accomplishments, nor does she believe that she deserves special recognition for overcoming obstacles. Kathleen wants to use her story as a platform to connect with others and show them that they are worthy of pursuing their dreams, whatever they may be. She believes that salon owners and stylists can work together to reshape the beauty industry and encourage one another to be true to themselves and kind to others.

For the first few years after leaving the hospital, Kathleen struggled with PTSD – afraid she would get sick again and die, leaving her son motherless. She rarely left the house due anxiety combined with insecurity about the weight she gained. After some soulsearching, she was able to make peace with how she looked and regain her self-confidence. She realized that people, including other salon owners, that used to judge and criticize her behind her back were only trying to make themselves look better and had nothing to do with her or who she was. What used to hurt her feelings now motivated her to return to the beauty industry and change the way true beauty is conveyed and perceived – from being about the way a person looks to be about the way a person feels about themselves. Kathleen believes that salon owners and stylists have the opportunity to change lives at an organic level and that it is their duty and privilege to make clients feel beautiful from the inside out. Kathleen’s passion is to help people look and feel their absolute best.

Cultivating relationships with people is the most important thing in life. Things come and go, but relationships are lasting. Kathleen has stated that she will never be friends with someone because of what they have or their status in the community – a person could be a billionaire today, lose it all tomorrow, and the only thing remaining is their relationships. Kathleen also believes that learning to accepting of others and judgment-free is the key to having genuine, lasting relationships. The things that happen to people do not make them who they are, and you never know what someone has been through or how you would have handled the situation differently. Overcoming adversity creates empathy towards others, and empathy is what the beauty industry is lacking. Outward beauty without inner substance can create a false sense of security and an unrealistic sense of ego. The beauty industry needs a facelift – and it is Kathleen’s mission to create a concept of beauty that is relatable to all who step through the doors of her salon.

With the goal of doing her part to change the face of the beauty industry, Kathleen opened a high-end salon seven years ago in Winter Park, FL called Salon Muse. She believes that beauty is not only about outward appearance, nor does it come in a box. It comes in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. The beauty industry is not only about hair and makeup – it is about touching lives and hearts. The conversation between a stylist and

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ORLANDO’S BEST MEN & WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Mary Sherris Mary Sherris of Sherris Legal, P.A. empowers those who need it most. “Empowering others to take charge of their own lives again,” is part of Mary Sherris’ life mission. As a firstgeneration Greek-American, Mary knows firsthand the sacrifices that her parents made so that she could enjoy the rights of being an American. She seeks to use this gift to make a difference by advocating for those that cannot advocate for themselves. Mary is a licensed attorney with the Florida Bar and managing partner of Sherris Legal, P.A. Alongside her attorney brother, Jim Sherris, Mary is proud to navigate the complex issues in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil Rights Violations, Immigration Law, and Social Security Disability. Sherris Legal, P.A. is a downtown Orlando-based law firm that is more committed than ever to fighting for the underdog and those in dire need. Mary began her career in central Florida as a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office fighting for victims of crime. For the last 19 years, Mary has been seeking justice for victims of negligence or intentional misconduct; and helping her clients realize the American dream through lawful U.S. citizenship. Mary believes that her position as an attorney gives her the opportunity and responsibility of placing control back in the hands of those that have lost it, lifting her clients up from a position of powerless to powerful. You can expect realistic and honest explanations as you work with Mary, who values transparency to help build a trusting relationship with her clients. “The connection I have with my clients is about much more than

just their case,” she says. This is why Mary takes great care in getting to know her clients’ needs and providing services above and beyond those needs whenever possible. As an avid traveler, she has had the opportunity to see the world and connect with people from many different cultures. Those differences ultimately have led her to one conclusion: we are more alike than we are different. “I was brought up in a very tightknit Greek family. We believe in treating people like they are family,” says Mary. “Life is a lot happier when you act with compassion.” Mary’s love for helping others fuels all her life’s pursuits. She values the time she spends helping others in and outside of work. One of her favorite charities is The Sharing Center in Longwood which provides essential resources to those most in need. The Oasis at the Sharing Center is a homeless hospitality walk-in center where the needy have access to basic services that many of us take for granted such as showers, toiletries, laundry, and computer access. They also have a food pantry and thrift outreach program. On a larger scale, Mary also loves The Nature Conservancy which is one of the most effective and efficient environmental organizations in the world. Mary supports these charities because they are closely tied to her own life mission: “Empowering others through a more satisfying and long-term solution…Empowering others to take charge of their own lives again.”

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121 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1270, Orlando, FL 32801 | P: 407-999-9955 | F: 407-999-9495 www.sherrislegal.com | MSherris@sherrislegal.com

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ORLANDO’S BEST MEN & WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Ken Teixeira

Weichert, Realtors - Hallmark Properties Ken has over 24 years of experience in the Real Estate Industry. His ability to navigate our constantly changing real estate market- coupled with his sharp business acumen, fierce dedication and passion for real estate- has been proven year in and year out... he has been the company- wide Top Producer since 2009. Ken attributes his success to vast market knowledge, unparalleled customer service and an unequaled commitment to his clients and their needs. Here is what some of his clients have said: “Ken is honestly the best Realtor we have EVER had! He is knowledgeable, hard working, detail oriented and trustworthy. He has well exceeded our expectations on BOTH selling and buying our homes.” “Ken’s simply the best in the business. His professionalism, attention to detail and kind demeanor made for a seamless sale of our home. In addition, Ken is well connected within the community to ensure all aspects of his client’s real estate needs are met.” “We have bought and sold three houses and Ken has been the best agent we have dealt with hands down.” “Detail! Attention to detail! This is what you will experience when working with Ken! It is pure luck to be so lucky to work with Ken. You will fall in love with your purchase, because he expects nothing less.” “Ken is the standard by which all agents should be measured. From the beginning it was apparent he was a highly skilled and experienced career real estate agent.” These qualities have led to many honors and awards: Ken has been the #1 agent in Florida and in the top 15 nation-wide for the entire Weichert Organization for the last 3 years. He is an eleven-time recipient of Weichert, Realtors’ highest national honor. It is his eleventh consecutive year to be named to Orlando Magazine’s HOT 100, his fourth consecutive year to be named one of OrlandoStyle Magazine’s Five Star Professionals In Real Estate and he is a multiple recipient of the Five Star Professional Best in Client Satisfaction Award. Ken is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) and one of less than two percent of Realtors nationwide to hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. He is also Relocation Certified, working with Orlando’s top corporations and their transferees.

163 E. Morse Blvd., Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32789 | P: 407-697-4946 | www.KenSellsOrlando.com

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ORLANDO’S BEST MEN & WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Rob Turner

CRT Studio - Interior Design Rob Turner has been a part of the Central Florida design community for over twenty years. During that time, he has completed numerous custom residential projects in Florida, California, New York, Argentina, The Bahamas, and Mexico. In parallel to his custom residential clients he has also been the interior design team lead on 15 local, southeastern and national award-winning show houses two of which were New American Homes. Rob discovered his passion for interior design at the age of 14 when he worked as an office assistant for an interior designer in his home town of Naples, Fl after school and on Saturdays. He went on to study interior design and graduate from the University of Florida. During his time there he participated in three study abroad programs sponsored by the University of Florida. Two were in the Yucatan, Mexico and his final semester was spent at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy. This period of time is where Rob developed his core understanding of interior design, art and antiquities from around the world. Rob founded CRT Studio in 2005. The firm’s expertise ranges from custom interior design, interior detailing, custom furniture design, as well as the procurement of furniture, art and accessories. CRT Studio creates a clean, focused approach to contemporary, transitional, coastal and traditional design. Formal training is one thing but he considers the interaction and collaboration with his clients, industry professionals and tradesman where the magic happens. There are many hours spent during the planning stages to insure a seamless execution of projects. Rob’s ability to focus on the needs of his clients while delivering a truly unique project is what he strives for. Over the years Rob has had the privilege of working with numerous discerning clients, many of which become repeat customers. He is very grateful for these relationships and experiences and looks forward to the future of Central Florida and CRT Studio. His work has been published in Florida Design, Atomic Ranch, Custom Builder, Florida Travel & Life, Interior Appeal as well as the Architectural Digest website.

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3203 Lawton Rd., Suite 150, Orlando, FL 32803 | P: 407-440-4446 | C: 407-402-1963 Rob@crtstudio.com | www.crtstudio.com | Instagram – crtstudio

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Chef Vincenzo Navarra Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

What’s your morning routine? Every morning is different for me, but I have to say one thing that stays the same is my morning routine, with my family. I hang out with my children, then I go to the gym, go back home get ready and the restaurant life begins . Regardless of what the day consists of, I know that will always be something that was not on my schedule to deal with. But this is the restaurant business. What inspired you to be a chef? I was born into it. My parents had a mom and pop when I was born. In fact, this led to be my first job working in the kitchen with my Dad. So, I guess you could say my Father and Mother inspired me. Who’s your mentor? My father – Shadowing him in his little kitchen since I was 10 years old instilled in me the love for food, eventually leading my entering the culinary arts. But I never stop looking to stay up with the times. Since my family is all Italian, the conversations are always about the latest trend or who makes a dish this way or that way. Describe your formal training. It would be, old school. Although I went to culinary school, I pretty much learned all the essentials from my father. All my training has been hands on since a very young age, and most of my knowledge is by experience in the kitchen.

What has been the best day in the kitchen? My best day of course was the opening of Vincenzo Cucina Italiana in 2014. Since then, every day is great day for me. Every day I am focused to improve and create to bring Vincenzo Cucina Italiana to the highest level that it can be. We have been getting recognized by the Sentinel voters several years so basically, I know that I am doing something right. I would like to add that I am grateful to our guests for appreciating what I do, and to continue to patronize my restaurant. How do you end your day? With my family. My wife waits up for me and we have a little alone time and if I am not too tired watch our favorite shows. You have already two locations in Orlando, do you have any other plans for the future? Never stop growing! We have Ciao Italia Ristorante on Westwood Blvd since 1991. It’s the landmark of International dr. My father is still hand on in the kitchen with my brother and sister managing. My goal is to eventually open more restaurants. Currently, I want to enjoy my children since they are very young but, in few years, who knows! What advice would you give to aspiring chefs? Stay true to good food, it will never go out of style. Be humble and take the business serious. Its hard work but it will give back.

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ORLANDO’S BEST MEN & WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Frank Walters

Victoria Jewelers Frank Walters was born and raised in Orlando Florida. He is one of seven children, and he feels very blessed to still have his mom, Linda in his life. Frank raised two amazing and successful children, Jeff and Lindsay. They also chose to stay in the Orlando area. Both now have beautiful families of their own, thus giving Frank 5 grandchildren, Beau, Gray, Wyatt, Waylon, and Scout. Frank and his wife of 15 years, Heather have a have an eight year old daughter, Maya who has already developed a love for the family business and designing jewelry. Frank opened Victoria Jewelers in the Conway area when he was just 23 years old. He has been in the Baldwin Park town center since 2004. He built his business by cultivating relationships and it has succeeded because of his dedication to being honest, going above and beyond, and exceeding his customer’s expectations. Frank’s appreciation for his long time customers and his new ones is felt as soon as you walk in the door of his establishment. Frank’s regard for people’s feelings, and his ability to help them understand the intricacies of his business has been his passion and joy for almost 33 years. It’s been his dream to have his children continue with the business he built. His daughter, Lindsay and her husband Dustin are now integral parts of the operations at their largest and most sophisticated location yet. The entire staff has adopted Frank’s dedication to being the best not only at craftsmanship, but making people feel like they all matter. “A watch battery or a diamond ring, they all passed other stores to come here”. Frank You will see the store’s donations all through the years from local fundraising to larger events like the Faine House, Florida Hospital Ovarian Cancer Society, and so many more. Where you won’t see the Victoria Jewelers logo is when Frank is helping people privately in any way he can. His humility and dedication to family and friends has always been his way. Frank is the guy everyone is proud to call their friend.

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Dr. Wendi Wardlaw Stoneybrook Dental / Inspired Purpose SPECIALTY: At Stoneybrook Dental we specialize in CARE with stateof-the-art dentistry utilizing CEREC® one-visit, same-day ceramic crowns, bridges and veneers; Invisalign® and Sure Smile®, clear braces; Myobrace® therapy; soft-tissue laser; digital and cone beam radiography and dental implants. We CARE by providing a relaxed, positive atmosphere with inspiring sounds, aromatherapy, massage dental chairs, monitors in the ceiling and nitrous oxide upon request. Dr. Wardlaw believes in painless dentistry focused on prevention. We are a comprehensive dental practice treating all ranges of General and Cosmetic Dentistry. As a member of the Holistic Dental Association, we treat the mind, body and soul with homeopathic approaches to treatment. AWARDS/HONORS: Dr. Wardlaw has received many community and international humanitarian awards. Multiple awards also received while serving 10 years in the Army Dental Corps and throughout her training and research at Howard University College of Dentistry and Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Blessed to be a blessing Dr. Wardlaw is a missionary of 15 years though her not-for-profit Inspired Purpose.Org. She received the 2017 Distinguish Alumni Award from Howard University College of Dentistry and proud to be an Executive Director on the John Maxwell Team as a speaker, trainer and coach. She also co-authored a #1 international best-selling book, Women Who Impact in Nov 2018. Dr. Wardlaw continues to place God first, to serve others, and be a forever student. WHAT SETS HER APART: She treats people, not just teeth. She asks questions and listens because she CARES. She has a God-inspired dental practice, which means ethics and positivity are not in question.

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A LOOK BACK at 2019

Style Magazines is looking back at the biggest stories from the last year! By Riesa Pascal

When it comes to world news and celebrity gossip, 2019 has been a roller coaster from start to finish! I think it’s safe to say that next year will be much more of the same and you’ll be able to read all about it right here in Celebrity Soup, but before the 2020 ball drops, let’s reminisce on the past year and look back at some of the breaking stories and headlines that made us shake our heads in shock and awe.

1. Operation Varsity Blues In March 2019, a scandal arose over a conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top American universities. The investigation, nicknamed Operation Varsity Blues, saw thirty-three parents accused of paying more than $25 million to scheme organizer William Rick Singer. Celebrities caught up in the scandal included Desperate Housewives alum Felicity Huffman who paid $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter’s test answers and Full House actress Lori Loughlin who paid $500,000 to get her two daughters falsely designated as crew team recruits for the University of Southern California. Huffman plead guilty and served 10 days in prison while Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, have plead not guilty and are awaiting trial.

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2. Archie Harrison MountbattenWindsor Is Born 2019 was an exciting year for Britain’s royal family as they got to welcome their latest member into the world! The Queen’s great-grandson was born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on May 6th and is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne. Several landmarks were illuminated in different colors to mark the birth, including Niagara Falls, the CN Tower and the London Eye. As Prince Harry is not the eldest son of Prince Charles, Archie is neither a British Prince nor does he have the style “Royal Highness”. Though his parents had the option of using a subsidiary royal title, they have declared instead that he will be known simply as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in accordance with their wish that he grow up as a private citizen.

3. Jussie Smollet’s Hate Crime Claim In January, Empire actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a hate crime when he was attacked by two men on a Chicago street in the middle of the night. Police developed suspicions about Jussie’s story after launching an investigation and on February 21st, Jussie was arrested for allegedly staging the attack against himself with the help of two men whom he paid. Fortunately for Jussie who was facing 16 felonies, the criminal case against him was dropped by prosecutors on March 26th. The highly controversial decision was slammed by both the police superintendent and Chicago’s mayor who hinted at corruption in the State’s Attorney’s Office. Despite his lucky break, the fallout drastically affected Jussie’s career with Empire creator Lee Daniels announcing that


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Jussie would not be returning to the FOX show for its final season. 4. Fire Breaks Out at Notre-Dame Cathedral On April 15th, the world watched in horror as a fire engulfed the 850-year-old cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France. Flames leapt out from two of its bell towers minutes before the spire collapsed, and later spread to one of the cathedral’s iconic rectangular towers. More than 400 firefighters fought the tragic blaze that burned for roughly nine hours. The intensity of the fire caused extensive damage to the beloved structure, though the archbishop of Paris confirmed the fire had spared the three 13th-century stainedglass masterpieces. The iconic rose windows are among Notre Dame’s most recognizable features and as news of the windows’ survival spread, people worldwide voiced their relief at what they described as a “miracle.” It is not yet known what caused the fire, though officials suggested it may have been ignited by ongoing renovation work at the gothic landmark. 5. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Reaches $2B Mark To say Avengers: Endgame was widely anticipated would be the understatement of the year! The culmination of the 22-film story was backed with Marvel’s largest marketing campaign which paid off in record-breaking ways. In addition to receiving critical praise for its direction, acting, musical score, action, visual effects, and emotional weight, Avengers: Endgame became the fastest film to cross $2 billion in global collections within just the second weekend of its release. It grossed nearly $2.8 billion worldwide, surpassing Infinity War’s entire theatrical run in just eleven days and breaking numerous box office records to become the highest-grossing film of all time. 6. The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Really, Riesa?! You’re going to put a chicken sandwich on your list?? Why yes! Yes, I am! In August, Popeyes’ biggest product launch in 30 years hit stores and ignited a social media war that is still going strong. The Popeyes chicken sandwich sold out just two weeks after launch which meant the brand served as many chicken sandwiches in that span as it expected to dole out through the end of September. Ironically, the secret ingredient for Popeyes’ success came from Chick-fil-A’s own success and passionate fanbase.

After the product launch, a Twitter battle erupted between the two with even Wendy’s chiming in. The hilarious fast-food feud resulted in nationwide publicity that saw celebrities trying the sandwich on live television, someone trying to sell one for $7,000 on eBay and even armed people rushing restaurants to demand their own. Sadly one man even lost his life after he allegedly cut in line at the chain and was tragically stabbed to death during a resulting argument outside of the chain. 7. Kim Kardashian Goes to Law School In the spring of 2019, Kim Kardashian West revealed that she was studying to be a lawyer and was nearly a year through a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm. Kim already has a standing job offer from famed attorney Robert Shapiro and has been nicknamed “The Princess of Prison Reform” due to her work that helped free 17 inmates in just 90 days. Kim spoke of her decision in an Instagram post writing “For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying...I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine -- It’s never too late to follow your dreams.” 8. Kylie Jenner Becomes the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire It’s safe to say Kylie Jenner had a pretty amazing 2019 after becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire...ever! The 21-year-old makeup mogul is America’s only female selfmade billionaire under the age of 40, but with her family’s fame there is still a rabid debate over whether Kylie is “self-made,” as Forbes calls her. By Forbes’ own definition, the term “self-made” describes anyone who did not inherit his or her fortune. The bulk of Kylie’s wealth comes from her three-year-old beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics, so she fits the bill. The wildly successful company is worth at least $900 million by Forbes’ estimate and Kylie retains 49% ownership. 9. Celebrity Engagements & Weddings To discuss the top celebrity relationships from 2019 would require about a dozen more pages so how about we save us both a little time and just hit the highlights here? Chris Pratt and Katherine

Schwarzenegger tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony. Jennifer Lawrence and art dealer Cooke Maroney said “I do” in a Rhode Island haunted mansion. Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are headed to the altar after getting engaged in the Bahamas. Orlando Bloom popped the question to Katy Perry with a romantic Valentine’s Day proposal that she couldn’t say “no” to. Nicki Minaj is officially off the market and announced via Twitter that she and Kenneth “Zoo” Petty had gotten married. Heidi Klum tied the knot with her beau Tom Kaulitz just two months after he proposed. After calling her “wife” for years, Dwayne Johnson finally married his longtime love and the mother to two of his children, Lauren Hashian, in Hawaii. 10. Celebrity Breakups & Divorces Alright guys, you know the drill... we can’t discuss the new relationships of 2019 without mentioning the old! Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper both split from their respective partners less than a year after playing on screen lovers in A Star Is Born. The “Queen of Celebrity Gossip”, Wendy Williams filed for divorce against her husband of 22 years, Kevin Hunter, after widely reported claims that he fathered a child with another woman. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s relationship ended after bombshell claims that he made out with Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods. After almost 22 years together, 85-year-old TV legend Larry King and his 7th wife, Shawn Southwick King announced they are divorcing. Katie Holmes pulled the plug on her undercover romance with Jamie Foxx. After 10 years of an on-and-off relationship and less than a year as husband and wife, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus’ marriage came to an ugly end with Hemsworth citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce.

IT’S SAFE TO SAY KYLIE JENNER HAD A PRETTY AMAZING 2019 AFTER BECOMING THE WORLD’S YOUNGEST SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE...EVER!

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SeaWorld Orlando’s popular music event, Praise Wave Music Festival, returned to Orlando’s beloved theme park throughout the month of November. Guests of all ages enjoyed live musical performances by some of the hottest names in Christian music and celebrated the festive occasion in an atmosphere filled with friendship, thrilling rides and inspiring animal attractions. Included with park admission, the uplifting live concert event series took place in the park’s Nautilus Theater on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. This year’s lineup of musical performances included award-winning artists Rend Collective, Francesca Battistelli, and Natalie Grant.

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MISSED IT By Riesa Pascal The countdown to 2020 is on! We’re just

days away from celebrating the end of 2019 and diving headfirst into the New Year, but first, we’re winding the clock back to explore some of the best events to take place in the City Beautiful this fall. Here are all the highlights, just in case you missed it! From October 27th-28th, the DiMarco family and the Tee Up for Life Committee proudly presented the 19th Annual Norma & Rich DiMarco Tee Up for Life Celebrity Golf Tournament at the beautiful Heathrow Country Club. Every year, the event strives to enhance the quality of life for patients with cancer and their families by funding the American Cancer Society’s programs, services, and research. On Sunday evening, participants of the tournament partied with great food and entertainment while mingling with celebrity guests including 2x MLB MVP Albert Pujos. After a helpful golf clinic the following morning, attendees teed off with their foursome and celebrity golfer on the challenging 18-hole golf course designed by legendary architect Ron Garl.​Hosted by PGA pro Chris DiMarco, the tournament raised over $400,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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Outdoor fun and family activities drew thousands of Central Floridians to Lake Eola from November 3rd-4th for Fiesta in the Park! Now in its 46th year of existence, Fiesta in the Park is the largest arts & crafts festival event series in Orlando. While live entertainment at the Walt Disney Amphitheater was a highlight of the free event series, the real stars of the show were the 600+ artists and crafters that came from all over the United States to display and sell their original work. Spanning the entire walkway of Lake Eola, The Fiesta in the Park Series was presented by Your Southern Ford Dealers. In addition to mouth-watering food options and a dedicated Kidszone, the petfriendly fiesta was also the perfect opportunity to obtain one‑of‑a‑kind gifts for the holidays. Following last year’s record-breaking festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returned to Tinker Field in Downtown Orlando with the best in electronic dance music, full-size carnival rides, performers, and unforgettable art. From November 8th-10th, EDC featured scores of the world’s top dance-music artists alongside plenty of fun-filled festivities on stages that represented a distinct union of technology and nature. From the stage decor and sound to the pyrotechnics and performers, many unique elements go into bringing the world of EDC to life and the 2019 show was no different. This year’s expanded festival footprint allowed for larger stages in addition to an all-new fourth stage for the first time in the event’s history. Now in its thirty-third year, The Festival of Trees transformed the Orlando Museum of Art into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes, and stunning décor for visitors of all ages. From November 15th-24th, the museum showcased designer Christmas trees of all sizes, holiday vignettes, custom hand designed wreaths and table décor, a gingerbread village, tabletop displays and much more. Made possible by Council of 101 and designed to the theme “Merry and Bright”, each of the designer trees showcased the stylings of Orlando’s finest artists. The start of the 9-day event was marked with a

glamorous gala and the festival fun continued with daily musical performances, familyfriendly entertainment and delightful programs for all ages throughout the week. Each piece was available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art. On November 16th, more than 3,000 beer lovers came together to experience unlimited tastings of over 200 craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the world at the 5th Annual Orlando Beer Festival. Located in Festival Park, attendees of the festival also enjoyed a wine tasting experience, beer pairing demonstrations, a complementary photobooth, tasty eats from the Food Truck Court and live music to keep the party going all afternoon! The Orlando Beer Festival also featured a GameZone with interactive inflatables and college football games shown on the big screen. VIP ticket-holders enjoyed a wide range of added benefits including early entry to beer tastings, 2019 commemorative souvenirs, a Cocktail Zone, exclusive samples of Orange Avenue Creamsicle IPA, shaded private areas, exclusive food samplings and much more. Proceeds from the event benefited the Central Florida Brewer’s Guild. On November 16th, Orlando’s Eve took over the historic streets of Downtown Orlando for an immersive adventure highlighted by an interactive theater experience. Directed by Tim Williams of Orlando Shakes, the evening began at the Orange County Regional History Center where attendees picked up maps that guided them to the fun evening ahead! After having visited all of the locations on their map, attendees had all the clues needed to make their way to the closing Roaring 20’s Party. Attendees had an absolute blast at the speakeasy-style private event featuring secret password entry, music from the roaring 20’s, flappers dancing, and drinks flowing. A portion of the event proceeds benefited the Avrio Foundation, a nonprofit inspired by Downtown Orlando Partnership. Taking place Thanksgiving weekend and inviting attendees to discover the world around them, FusionFest 2019 is one of Downtown Orlando’s most unique cultural celebrations. In addition to a cornucopia of dishes from around the world, the two-day event featured interactive experiences and contests celebrating fashion, music, dance, short films and more, all designed to honor each person’s heritage while exploring how we influence each other and create our own unique identity. Representing 160 different heritages, FusionFest 2019 was free to attend with food, beverages and merchandise all available for purchase as attendees celebrated diversity, inclusion and collaboration in Central Florida.


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A Decade of Food & Fun Orlando celebrates the 2019 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic By Riesa Pascal

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With 18 restaurants and lounges and a distinguished culinary and beverage team, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort continually earns national recognition for its food and beverage program. Located in the heart of Walt Disney World, the hotel boasts more than 70 certified wine sommeliers and 1,400 wine selections. In 2010, the resort launched the Food & Wine Classic as a way to celebrate and share their team’s passion and expertise of the culinary arts with guests. A beloved tradition now 10 years in the making, the 2019 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returned November 8th-9th to celebrate a decade of food and fun with visitors from around the world. The street party festival featured unlimited food tastings at dozens of stations and wine from around the world amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. The exponential growth of the Classic over the past 10 years is a testament to its immense success and if you don’t believe me, just take a look at the numbers! Since their inaugural event in 2010, attendance has increased by more than 315% and this year’s festivities featured more food and beverage options than ever before. Spanning 75,000 feet (5x larger than the 15,000 feet of space at the inaugural Classic), the 2019 event boasted 97 culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning

restaurants and over 170 beverage offerings from more than 60 wineries. Of course the highlight of the event was the mouthwatering menu featuring recurring festival favorites alongside plenty of delightfully new dishes. Just a few notable new dishes on the 2019 menu included Pan-seared rockfish from Todd English’s Bluezoo, Vegan pho from Fresh Mediterranean Market, Organic Kabocha Squash Ravioli from Il Mulino, Barbacoa beef taco from Picabu, Seared Salmon from Garden Grove, a vegetarian rice bowl from Cabana Bar and Beach Club, and much more. Returning favorites included Oven-roasted Angus Beef Tenderloin from Shula’s Steakhouse, Dynamite Rock Shrimp from Todd English’s bluezoo, Kimonos and Dragon Sushi Roll from Kimonos, Funfetti fried Oreo cookie at Carnival Corner, Traditional Earth baked kalua pork at The Pig & The Poke, and Yu Chen’s crispy duck at Chinatown just to name a few. To celebrate its milestone 10th year, the Classic even amped up the party with the debut of a surf party-themed area called Hang 10. Taking up residence on the resort’s white sand beach, Hang 10 immersed guests in a surfthemed beach party with a live band, decorations, refreshing beverage selections and two new dishes from the hotel’s awardwinning food and beverage team including a Fry Basket featuring

clams, shrimp, oysters and fries seasoned with malt vinegar and served with lemon and traditional tartar sauce. Not to be outdoone, Hang 10’s Hearts of Palm Ceviche was also a hit with thinly sliced fresh hearts of palm, lime juice, Bermuda onion, bell pepper and chili peppers. In addition to the festival’s other themed areas, the event also featured hands-on seminars with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts. My companion and I thoroughly enjoyed expanding our knowledge of wine at the popular Italian Wines seminar. Our certified sommelier Kristian Laplante had the room in stitches as he shared his passion for wine and took us on a journey through the three main wine regions of Italy. The class showcased both the passion Italians have for their wine and how they are influenced by their food. With Kristian’s guidance, we experienced the history of the wines and how they have evolved to the modern palate without compromising their Italian traditions. In addition to learning how to choose the perfect bottle for the perfect occasion, we also learned how to perfectly pair the right beverage with our meal. It was just one of many magical moments we experienced in the midst of the Classic festivities.

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W: THE WHISKEY 7563 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando 407-930-6517. downatthewhiskey.com

˚ASIAN˚ C+W: HAWKERS STREET FARE See Website for Multiple Locations. eathawkers.com C: KING BAO 710 N. Mills Ave., Orlando 407-237-0013. kingbaowow.com C: MAMAK 1231 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-270-4688. mamakasianorlando.com W: MORIMOTO ASIA Disney Springs, 1600 E. Buena Vista Dr., Orlando 407-939-6686. patinagroupp.com/morimoto-asia C: NOODLES AND RICE 813 N. Mills Ave., Orlando 407-895-8833. noodlesandricecafe.com N: SUSHI LOLA’S 2902 Corrine Dr., Orlando 407898-5652. sushilolas.com C: TAKO CHEENA 932 N. Mills Ave., Orlando 321-236-7457. mytakocheena.com

˚BARBEQUE˚ C+N+S+E+W: 4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE See Website for Multiple Locations. 4rsmokehouse.com

S southside

E eastside

W westside

W: KIM WU 4904 S Kirkman Rd., Orlando 407-2930752. facebook.com/Kim-Wu-Chinese-Restaurant C: MING’S BISTRO 1212 Woodward St., Orlando 407-898-9672. C: PETER’S KITCHEN 3922 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-895-8174. peterskitchencbb.business.site

˚CONTINENTAL˚ W: CHATHAM’S PLACE 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando 407-345-2992. chatamsplace.com N: HAMILTON’S KITCHEN at The Alfond Inn 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park 407-998-8090. thealfondinn.com W: JACK’S PLACE Rosen Plaza Hotel. 9700 International Dr., Orlando 407-996-1787. jacksplacerestauraunt.com W: NINE18 The Villas of Grand Cypress, 1 N. Jacaranda, Lake Buena Vista 407-239-1999. grandcypress.com

˚CREATIVE/ CONTEMPORARY˚ N: 1921 BY NORMAN VAN AKEN 142 E. 4th Ave., Mount Dora 352-385-1921. 1921nva.com C: ARTISAN’S TABLE 22 E. Pine St., Orlando 407-730-7499. artisanstableorlando.com

W: SEASONS 52 7700 Sand Lake Rd., Orlando 407-354-5212. seasons52.com

N+W+E: BUBBALOU’S BODACIOUS BAR-B-QUE See Website for Multiple Locations. bubbalous.com

C: SE7EN BITES 617 N. Primrose Dr., Orlando 407-203-0727. se7enbites.com

C: CECIL’S TEXAS STYLE BAR-B-QUE 2800 S. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-423-9871. cecilsbbq.com

N: SHAKERS AMERICAN CAFE 1308 Edgewater Dr., Orlando 407-422-3534. shakerscafe.com

C+S: PIG FLOYD’S URBAN BARBAKOA See Website for Multiple Locations. pigfloyds.com

S: CANVAS RESTAURANT & MARKET 13615 Sachs Ave., Orlando 407-313-7800. canvaslakenona.com

W: SLATE 8323 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando 407-500-7528. slateorlando.com

W: THE POLITE PIG Disney Springs, 1536 Buena Vista Dr., Orlando 407-938-7444. disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining

W: CAFE TU TU TANGO 8625 International Dr., Orlando 407-248-2222. cafetututango.com

˚CAJUN/CREOLE˚

W: CAPA Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, 10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Lake Buena Vista 407-313-7777. fourseasons.com/orlando

C: THE SMILING BISON 107 N. Magnolia Ave., Sanford 407-915-6086. thesmilingbison.com N: SWINE & SONS PROVISIONS 595 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park 407-636-7601. swineandsons.com W: TOMKOS TAVERN WOOD-FIRED PIZZA & MEATS 7720 N Turkey Lake Rd., Orlando 407-203-2222. tomkos.com N: THE TAP ROOM AT DUBSDREAD 549 W. Par St., Orlando 407-650-0100. taproomatdubsdread.com C: THE WATERFRONT 4201 S. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-866-0468. thewaterfrontorlando.com

W: THE BIG EASY See Website for Multiple Locations. thebigeasyfl.com N: TIBBY’S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN See Website for Multiple Locations. tibbys.com

˚CHINESE˚ N: JUMBO CHINESE RESTAURANT 1967 Aloma Ave., Winter Park 407-657-8878. jumbowinterpark.com

C: THE BOHEME Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, 325 S. Orange Ave., Downtown 407-313-9000. grandbohemianhotel.com

W: ITAR BISTRO AND MARKET 7065 Westpoint Blvd., Orlando 407-757-0553. itarbistro.com S: K RESTAURANT 1701 Edgewater Dr., Orlando 407-872-2332. krestaurant.net C: LUMA ON PARK 290 S. Park Ave., Winter Park 407-599-4111. lumaonpark.com W: MARKET TO TABLE 146 Plant St., Winter Garden 407-970-8876. market2table.com

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S: MOOR Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee. 407-586-1101. marriott.com W: NORMAN’S Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, 4012 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando 407-393-4333. normans.com C: THE OSPREY TAVERN 4899 New Broad St., Orlando 407-960-7700. ospreytavern.com W: PRIMO JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando 407-393-4444. primorestaurant.com C: THE RUSTY SPOON 55 W. Church St., Orlando 407-401-8811. therustyspoon.com

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N northside

S southside

E eastside

W westside

N+W: THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY See Website for Multiple Locations. thecheesecakefactory.com

N: CHEZ VINCENT 533 W. New England Ave., Winter Park 407-599-2929. chezvincent.com

E: VALKYRIE DOUGHNUTS 12226 Corporate Blvd., Orlando valkyriedoughnuts.com

C: DOVECOTE 390 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-930-1700. dovecoteorlando.com

˚EUROPEAN˚

N: LE COQ AU VIN 4800 S. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-851-6980. lecoqauvinrestaurant.com

C: BAUERN-STUBE 8015 S. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-857-8404. bauern-stube.com

˚GREEK˚

N: SANTIAGO’S BODEGA See Website for Multiple Locations. santiagosbodega.com

N: HOLLERBACH’S WILLOW TREE CAFE 205 E. First St., Sanford 407-321-2204. willowtreecafe.com

C: THE GREEK CORNER 1600 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-228-0303. thegreekcorner.net

W: STRONG WATER TAVERN Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, 6274 Hollywood Way, Orlando 407-503-5000. loewshotels.com/sapphire-falls-resort

C: SCHUMANN’S JAGER HAUS 25 W. Church St., Orlando 407-985-1950. schumannsjagerhaus.com

W: TAVERNA OPA Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr., Orlando 407-351-8660. tavernaoparestaurant.com

W: THE TASTING ROOM 99 W. Plant St., Winter Garden 407-230-4837. chefstableattheedgewater.com

˚FRENCH˚

˚INDIAN˚

W: TIFFINS Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista 407-939-3463. disneygo.com

N: CAFE DE FRANCE 526 Park Ave. S., Winter Park 407-647-1869. lecafedefrance.com

W: AASHIRWAD INDIAN RESTAURANT 7000 S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando 407-370-9830. aashirwadrestaurant.com

W: URBAIN 40 8000 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando 407-872-2640. urbain40.com W: VICTORIA & ALBERT’S Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista 407-824-1089. victoria-alberts.com

˚CUBAN˚ N: BLACK BEAN DELI 325 S Orlando Ave. Suite 1-1, Winter Park; 1835 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-628-0294. blackbeandeli.com W: COLUMBIA 649 Front St., Celebration 407-566-1505. columbiarestaurant.com W: CUBA LIBRE Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr., Orlando 407-226-1600. cubalibrerestsauraunt.com S: PADRINO’S CUBAN BISTRO 13586 Village Park Dr., Orlando 407-251-5107. padrinosbistro.com

˚DESSERT˚ C: BETTER THAN SEX 1905 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-761-8949. betterthansexorlando.com C: BLUE BIRD BAKE SHOP 3122 Corrine Dr., Orlando 407-228-3822. bluebirdbakeshop.com N: BUTTERMILK BAKERY 1198 Orange Ave., Winter Park 321-422-4015. buttermilk-bakery.com C: CHARLIE’S GOURMET PASTRIES 3213 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando 407-898-9561. charliesgourmetpastries.com

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes signature restaurant, Highball & Harvest is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy southern-inspired dishes infused with local flavors and ingredients from local purveyors and the resort’s onsite Whisper Creek Farm. HighballandHarvest.com

C: P IS FOR PIE 2806 Corrine Dr., Orlando 407-745-4743. crazyforpies.com

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S: BOMBAY CAFE 1137 Doss Ave., Orlando 407- 240-5151. bombaycafeorlando.net

C: LA BELLA LUNA 4886 New Broad St., Orlando 407-85-0025. labellalunafl.com

N: KOHINOOR INDIAN RESTAURANT Ethan Allen Plaza, 249 W. State Rd. 436, Suite 1093, Altamonte Springs 407-788-6004. kohinootindianrestaurant.com

W: LA LUCE 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln., Orlando 407-597-3600. laluceorlando.com

N: MEMORIES OF INDIA Shoppes at Lake Emma, 3895 Lake Emma Rd., Lake Mary 407-804-0920. memoriesofindiacuisine.com W: RASA 7730 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando 407-930-0402. eatatrasa.com

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N+E: TAMARIND See Website for Multiple Locations. tamarinfl.com

˚IRISH˚ N: FIDDLER’S GREEN 544 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park 407-645-2050. fidderlsgreenorlando.com W: HAGAN O’REILLY’S IRISH PUB 16112 Marsh Rd., Winter Garden 407-905-4782 facebook.com/Hagan.OReillysPub W: RAGLAN ROAD IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT Downtown Disney, 1640 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista 407-938-0300. raglanroadirishpub.com

˚ITALIAN˚ N+W: ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA See Website for Multiple Locations. acfp.com

W: PEPERONCINO CUCINA 7998 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando 407-440-2856. peperonicocucina.com C: PIZZA BRUNO 3990 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando. pizzabrunofl.com N: PRATO 124 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. 407-262-0050. prato-wp.com W: RAVELLO Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, 10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Lake Buena Vista 407-313-7777. fourseasons.com/orlando N: ROCCO’S ITALIAN GRILLE & BAR 400 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park 407-644-7770. roccositaliangrille.com W: VINCENZO CUCINA ITALIANA 8255 International Dr., Suite 112 Orlando 407-745-4030. vincenzosorlando.com W: VITO’S CHOP HOUSE 8633 International Dr., Orlando 407-354-2467. vitoschophouse.com W: WINTER GARDEN PIZZA COMPANY 46 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden 407-877-1930. wintergardenpizza.com

W: BICE Loews Portofino Bay Hotel 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando 407-503-1415. biceorlando.com

˚JAPANESE˚

W: CHRISTINI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO Dr. Phillips Marketplace, 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Dr. Phillips 407-345-8770. christinis.com N: ENZO’S ON THE LAKE 1130 S. 17-92, Longwood 407-834-9872. enzos.com N: FRANCESCO’S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA 400 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland 407-960-5533, francescosrist.com E: GOODFELLA’S PIZZERIA 11873 East Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-658-6615. goodfellasorlando.com W: MULINO Walt Disney World Swan Resort, 1200 Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista 407-934-1199. swandolphin.com/ilmulino

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N: NONNO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 1140 E. Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs 407-260-8900. nonnositalianrestaurant.com

N: ANTONIO’S 611 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland 407-645-1035 antoniosonline.com

W: CALLA BELLA Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando 407-996-3663. calabellarestaurant.com

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N+E: MELLOW MUSHROOM See Website for Multiple Locations. mellowmushroom.com

C: AMURA 54 W. Church St., Orlando 407-316-8500. amuradowntown.com W: BANSHOO SUSHI BAR Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Dr., Orlando 407-996-9840. rosencentre.com N: DOMU 3201 Corrine Dr., Orlando 407-960-1228. domufl.com W: DRAGONFLY ROBATA GRILL 7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando 407-370-3359. dragonflysushi. com/orlando C: KABOOKIU SUSHI 3122 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-228-3839. kabookisushi.com W: JAPAN FOOD AKI RESTAURANT 8910, 7460 Universal Blvd., Orlando 407-354-0025. aki-japanese-restaurant.com


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W: NAGOYA SUSHI See Website for Multiple Locations. nagoyasushi.com

N+W+E: PARAMOUNT FINE FOODS See Website for Multiple Locations paramountfinefoods.com

C+W: SEITO SUSHI See Website for Multiple Locations. seitosushi.com

S: VILLA DE FLORA Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee 407-586-1114. gaylordpalms.com

C: SHARI SUSHI LOUNGE 621 E. Central Blvd., Thornton Park 407-420-9420. sharisushilounge.com C: SHIN SUSHI AND SAKE BAR 803 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-648-8000. shinsushi.com W: SUSHI TOMI 8463 S John Young Pkwy., Orlando 407-352-8635. sushitomi.com E: SUSHI POP 310 W. Mitchell Hammock Rd., Oviedo 407-542-5975. sushipoprestaurant.com C: YAMASAN SUSHI & GRILL 1606 N. Mills Ave., Orlando 407-228-1730. yamasanorlando.com E: YUKI HANA 3635 Aloma Ave., Oviedo 407-695-8808. sushioviedo.com W: ZETA BAR & SUSHI LOUNGE Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln., Orlando 407-597-3600. hiltonbonnetcreek.com/dining/zeta-bar-sushi-lounge

˚KOREAN˚ N: SEOUL GARDEN 511 E. Horatio Ave., Maitland 407-599-5199. C: SHIN JUNG 1638 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-895-7345. shinjungkorean.com

˚LATIN/SPANISH˚ N: BULLA GASTROBAR 110 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park 321-214-6120. bullagastrobar.com N: CEVICHE TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT 125 W. Church St., Orlando 321-281-8140. ceviche.com W: FOGO DE CHÃO 8282 International Dr., Orlando 407-370-0711. fogodechao.com

E eastside

W westside

˚MEXICAN/TEX-MEX˚ W: AGAVE AZUL 4750 S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando 407-704-6930. agaveazulorlando.com C: BLACK ROOSTER TAQUERIA 1323 Mills Ave., Orlando 407-601-0994. blackroostertaqueria.com N: COCINA 214 151 E. Welbourne Ave., Winter Park 407-790-7997 .cocina214.com W: FRONTERA COCINA Disney Springs, 1604 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista 407-560-9197. fronteracocina.com N: HUNGER STREET TACOS 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park 407-444-6270. hungerstreettacos.com W: MI CASA TEQUILA TAQUERIA Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando 407-996-9939. rosenshinglecreek.com C+N+W: PEPE’S CANTINA See Website for Multiple Locations. pepescantina.com C: REYERS MEZCALERIA 821 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-868-9007. reyesmex.com W: TAQUITOS JALISCO 1041 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden 407-654-0363

˚SANDWICHES˚ C: BEEFY KING 424 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando 407-894-2241. beefyking.com W: THE DELI DOWNTOWN 18 N. Boyd St., Winter Garden 407-347-3873. thedelidowntownwg.com

W: MANGO’S TROPICAL CAFE 8126 International Dr., Orlando 407-673-4422. mangos.com/orlando

C: POM POM’S TEAHOUSE & SANWICHERIA 67 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando 407-894-0865. pompomsteahouse.com

W: TAPA TORO 8441 International Dr., Orlando 407-226-2929 tapatoro.restaurant

W: SAVOREE 2 W. Plant St., Winter Garden 407347-5222. savoree.net

˚MEDITERRANEAN˚

˚SEAFOOD˚

N+W: BOSPHOROUS TURKISH CUISINE See Website for Multiple Locations. bosphorousrestaurant.com

N: BLU ON THE AVENUE 326 S. Park Ave., Winter Park 407-960-3778. bluontheavenue.com

W: CEDAR’S Plaza Venezia, 7732 W. Sand Lake Rd., Dr. Phillips 407-351-6000. orlandocedars.com

S southside

W: DEEP BLU SEAFOOD GRILLE Wyndham Grand Orlando, Bonnet Creek, 14651 Chelonia Pkwy., Orlando 407-390-2420. deepbluorlando.com

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W+N: FISHBONES See Website for Multiple Locations. fishbonesorlando.com W: FLYING FISH Disney’s Boardwalk, Lake Buena Vista 407-939-3463. disneyworld.disney.go.com W: HEMINGWAY’S One Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando 407-239-1234. grandcypress.hyatt.com W: JOHNNIE’S HIDEAWAY 12551 State Rd., 535, Orlando 407-827-1111. johnnieshideaway.com W: MOONFISH The Fountains, 7525 W. Sand Lake Rd., Dr. Phillips 407-363-7262. moonfishorlando.com

W: TODD’S ENGLISH’S BLUEZOO Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista 407-934-1111. swananddolphin.com N: WINTER PARK FISH COMPANY 761 Orange Ave., Winter Park 407-622-6112. thewinterparkfishco.com

˚SOUTHERN˚ N: THE COOP 610 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park 407-843-2667. asouthernaffair.com W: HIGHBALL & HARVEST Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando 407-393-4422. ritzcarlton.com

C: MUDDY WATERS 101 S. Eola Dr., Orlando 407-843-9676. muddywaters-orlando.com

C: SOCO-SOUTHERN CONTEMPORARY CUISINE 629 East Central Blvd., Orlando 407-849-1800. socothorntonpark.com

W: OCEAN PRIME Rialto, 7339 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando 407-781-4880. ocean-prime.com

˚STEAK HOUSES˚

W: THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr., Orlando 407-363-4801. theoceanaire.com

W: BULL & BEAR Waldorf Astoria Orlando, 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando 407-597-5500. bullandbearorlando.com

W: PADDLEFISH Disney Springs, 1670 E. Buena Vista Dr., Orlando 407-934-2628. paddlefishrestaurant.com

W: THE CAPITAL GRILLE See Website for Multiple Locations. thecapitalgrille.com

N: REEL FISH COASTAL KITCHEN 1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park 407-543-3474. reelfishcoastal.com

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W: ELEVEN AT REUNION RESORT Reunion Resort, 7593 Gathering Dr., Reunion 407-662-1170. reunionresort.com N+W: FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR See Website for Multiple Locations. flemingssteakhouse.com C: KRES CHOPHOUSE 17 W. Church St., Downtown Orlando 407-447-7950. kresrestaurant.com W: A LAND REMEMBERED Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando 866-996-9939. landrememberedrestaurant.com

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W: EDDIE V’S 7488 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando 407-355-3011. eddiev.com

W: DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE 9150 International Dr., Orlando 407-351-5074. delfriscos.com

S: CHARLEY’S STEAK HOUSE See Website for Multiple Locations. charleyssteakhouse.com

C: LINDA’S LA CANTINA 4721 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-894-4491. lindaslacantinasteakhouse.com W: MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Dr. Phillips Marketplace, 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando 407-248-3485. mortons.com S: OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee 407-586-1600. gaylordpalms.com W: THE PALM Hard Rock Hotel, 5800 Universal Blvd., Orlando 407-503-7256. thepalm.com/orlando W: RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 7501 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando 407-226-3900. ruthschris.com N: SHULA’S 347 Grill Westin Lake Mary Orlando North, 2974 International Pkwy., Lake Mary 407-531-3567. donshula.com W: SPENCER’S FOR STEAKS & CHOPS The Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Pkwy., Orlando 407-313-8625. spencersforsteakandchops.com W: STK ORLANDO Disney Springs, 1580 E. Buena Vista Dr., Orlando 407-917-7440. togrp.com/venue/stk-orlando W: TEXAS DE BRAZIL 5259 International Dr., Orlando 407-355-0355. texasdebrazil.com W: THE VENETIAN CHOP HOUSE Caribe Royale Resort, 8101 World Center Dr., Lake Buena Vista 407-238-8060. cariberoyale.com W: VINES GRILLE & WINE BAR 7533 Sand Lake Rd., Orlando 407-351-1227. vinesgrille.com


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N: INFUSION TEA 1600 Edgewater Dr., Orlando 407-999-5255. infusionorlando.com

N: ORCHID THAI CUISINE 305 N. Park Ave., Winter Park 407-331-1400. orchidthaiwinterpark.com

C: MARKET ON SOUTH 2603 E. South St., Orlando 407-613-5968. marketonsouth.com

N: SEA THAI 3812 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-895-0985. seathaiorlando.com

N: THE SANCTUM CAFE 715 N Fern Creek Ave., Orlando 407-747-0346. thesanctumcafe.com

W: THAI BLOSSOM 99 W. Plant St., Winter Garden 407-905-9917. mythaiblossom.com

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N: THAI CUISINE RESTAURANT 5325 Edgewater Dr., Orlando 407-292-9474. thaicuisineorlando.com

˚VEGETARIAN˚ C: DANDELION COMMUNITEA CAFE 618 N. Thornton Ave., Orlando 407-362-1864. dandelioncommunitea.com N: ETHOS VEGAN KITCHEN 601-B New York Ave., Winter Park 407-228-3898. ethosvegankitchen.com

C: LITTLE SAIGON 1106 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-423-8539. littlesaigonrestaurant.com C: PHO 88 VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT 730 N. Mills Ave., Orlando 407-897-3488 pho88orlando.com C: PHO VINH 657 N. Primrose Dr., Orlando 407-228-0043. Phovinhorlando.com C: SAIGON NOODLE & GRILL 101 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando 407-532-7373. saigonnoodleandgrill.com C: VIET GARDEN 1237-1239 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando 407-896-4154. vietgardenorlando.com

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E eastside

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˚WINE BARS & LOUNGES˚ W: THE ATTIC DOOR 28 W. Plant St., Winter Garden 407-877-0266. jrsatticdoor.com W: BLUE MARTINI Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr., Suite 1182, Orlando 407-447-2583. bluemartinilounge.com C: BÖSENDORFER LOUNGE The Grand Bohemian Hotel, 325 S. Orange Ave., Downtown Orlando 407-313-9000. grandbohemianhotel.com N: EDEN BAR 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland 407-629-1088. enzian.org C: EOLA WINE COMPANY 430 E. Central Blvd., Orlando 407-481-9100. eolawinecompany.com C: ONE80 SKYTOP LOUNGE 400 W. Church St., Orlando 407-913-0180. 180downtown.com N: THE VINEYARD WINE COMPANY 1140 Town Park Ave., Suite 1260, Lake Mary 407-833-WINE. thevineyardwinecompany.com N: THE WINE ROOM 270 Park Ave. S., Winter Park 407-696-WINE. thewineroomonline.com

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