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Once Upon A Time in

Windermere In Fear of

Foreclosure? The Good, The Bad & The Ugly May 2011 : : Vol. VIII No. 05

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Forward By: Cathleen K. Bode

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Honor Thy Bridesmaid

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In Fear of Foreclosure?

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Make the Road Beg for

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> I continue to maintain my optimism about the national economy returning to a healthy posture and have especially strong feelings about the future of Orlando which was recently further enforced by the comments made on the ‘Today Show’ by Barbara Corcoran, one of the foremost real estate analysts in the nation. Here’s a brief excerpt from Barbara: “Orlando, Florida has a good job market right now and the housing prices are beginning to go up again. In addition, people are friendly and eight out of ten are moving there from everywhere in the United States...”

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contributors

Mike Giragosian Graduating from UMASS Lowell with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Michael discovered his passion for photography later in life. After relocating to Florida he started photographing weddings eventually branching out to fashion, advertising, and editorial work. His foundation as a wedding photographer developed his creativity utilizing various lighting sources to capture gorgeous images for his couples. He regularly contributes his vivid images to magazines photographing both covers and editorials. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energetic personality brings out the best in his clients, time and time again. View Michael Giragosianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photography at www.mgimages.net Mark NeJame For more than 25 years Mark NeJame has been a leading and renowned defense attorney and litigator, having represented thousands of clients throughout Orlando, Florida, the United States and the Caribbean. Mark is now a regular contributor to Orlando Style Magazine and provides his insightful opinion & commentary on a variety of legal topics, including current local legal controversies, celebrity arrest cases and national headlines. www. NeJamelaw.com

Gary C. Sain Gary C. Sain, president of Visit Orlando, which is the sales and marketing agency responsible for positioning Orlando as the destination of choice for leisure and convention business for the economic benefit of the Orlando region. For more information on Visit Orlando go to VisitOrlando.com

Jessica Sanchez Every morning when you tune into your Local 6 Morning News, Jessica Sanchez is there to greet you. Having received her degree in mass communications, Jessica set out to achieve a career in television journalism. A Utah native, Jessica first learned the ropes in Salt Lake City as a video editor and associate producer, before moving to Idaho. She eventually made the move down South and ended up in Orlando as a reporter. When sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not working, Jessica can usually be found dancing, boxing or catching up on her sleep.

Dana Damato Dana Damato is currently a graduate student at UCF pursuing a Master of Communications. She graduated from UCF with a Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing and believes that her journey as a writer is just beginning. Over the past year Dana has had the opportunity to meet and interview several Hollywood celebrities and famous athletes. Dana can be contacted at dana_damato@hotmail.com

Dikki-Jo Mullen Nationally noted astrologer and spiritual counselor, Dikki-Jo Mullen, has authored numerous nationally published articles. Dikki-Jo offers Psychic Saturday Seminars as well as Tarot, Ghost Hunting and Paranormal Investigation, Astrology, Dream Analysis, Past Life Regression, Aromatherapy, Psychic-Tarot Readings, Graphology, Numerology and House Blessings. Contact Dikki-Jo at 407-895-1522.

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Snap is back! On May 4th though May 8th 2011, Downtown Orlando will for the second time become a mecca for international photography, showcasing the work of renowned international, national and local photographers, as well as images from new emerging talents. The event will also include artist appearances, photography workshops, seminars, VIP parties, public art projects, performance art, and crossover events. Orlando Style partners with Snap! offering an exclusive preview to this event by highlighting three of the most prominent photographers who will be featured and present at the show.

For detailed info go to SnapOrlando.com

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Elena Vizerskaya By: Cathleen K. Bode Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> Knowing that we cannot cover many details about your life in a question & answer interview, we nonetheless would like you to share a brief time line with our readers of your life. Let’s take it from your birth in 1980, in Kiev, Ukraine thru the present…

Q. After 1991, from the age of 11 please give us a synopsis (dates are unimportant) of the next 20 years, exclusive of your schooling?

Q. Between your birth and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, please give us a picture (no pun intended) of your life growing up. Please include the following:

A. “During my early years growing up in the Ukraine, we didn’t have the finances to do any traveling but in 2003 my honeymoon was the first real vacation I had taken. Since then, I have traveled to Finland, Thailand, Cambodia, Croatia, etc. and just recently returned from India.” 2. Your favorite place in seclusion, which feels like Paradise?

1. Your parental upbringing. A. “I was raised by my mother and grandmother in a small apartment. My parents divorced when I was three years of age and I have not seen or heard from my father since that time.” 2. Do you have siblings?

A. “My most important slice of “Paradise” exists within the confines of my home where I savor my ‘alone time’ and relax within a welcomed and secluded environment.”

A. “I have a step-brother, now twelve years of age.”

3. What are the most important events that take place during this time?

3. Remembrances of favorite things you enjoyed growing up.

A. “There are too many to list but the single, most important event was the birth of my son.”

A. “During my upbringing in Kiev, we didn’t have much money to spend but I do remember possessing a stuffed bunny rabbit which still resides today in my parents garage. For the most part however, most of my favorite treasures were those not purchased but created and constructed by myself.”

4. What is your ultimate ambition in life?

4. When did you realize you were artistically creative?

A. “Absolutely! I can feel and see things which never seem to end.”

A. “I cannot pinpoint the time exactly but I do recall that from the moment I received my first photo camera I was mesmerized by the miracle of capturing images which I felt were worthy of embracing and developing.”

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1. Where have you traveled and lived?

A. “Nothing specific but to continue the growth experienced in creating and perfecting my artistic endeavors.” 5. Do you believe in infinite existence?

About your passion: Q. You seem to be a very complex person who enjoys unlimited freedom of expression. When new thoughts

“... the two most interesting objects to me are ‘women’ and ‘water’. Applying nurturing additives to each of these subjects seem to bring out the maximum creativity within me.” styletome.com

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you comment on how a wide variety of subjects attract your attention? Also, you seem to have an affinity for capturing natural beauty in the nude form primarily with the female anatomy. Does this enclave have special meaning to you and if so can you elaborate? A. “Although everything viewable has the potential for dispensing beauty and messaging, the two most interesting objects to me are ‘women’ and ‘water’. Applying nurturing additives to each of these subjects seem to bring out the maximum creativity within me.” Q. Viewing your art I feel that a part of each dynamic presentation must originate from your intellectual thoughts or dreams, perhaps not during the photo shoot itself but certainly during the process of assembly thru completion. With that in mind, can you tell me how Kassandra fits into the picture? She obviously has important meaning to you and I wonder if she might provide all or a segment of the mental contribution necessary to complete the two-dimensional portion of your work, resulting in both visual as well as imagined beauty. If my analysis or interpretation is incorrect will you let me know the significance of her name and her relationship to or with you?

Milk & Chocolate by Elena Vizerskaya

emerge in your mind how do they blossom into breathtaking visual presentation depicted in your photography and are you influenced by the work of other talented artists? A. “I take the smallest ideas and cultivate them thru meditation until they reach complete metamorphosis. I’m little influenced by my peers but wish to move within my private sphere of creative development.” Q. Did you study art in school and where? Also, when and why did you decide to totally embrace photography and develop your techniques into the elaboration of the beautiful and magnificent artistic images you now share with us? A. “Although I have a college degree in art and graphic design, my true passion was to express myself thru photography but because of financial considerations I could not pursue the exploration of this field until I reached adulthood.” Q.You seem to be equally proficient and comfortable commuting among a myriad of images, be they figurative, wildlife, surrealist, abstract, religious, spiritual and portraiture, etc. along with mechanical aspects of perspective reflecting the journey of vanishing point relationships to distance. Can

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A. “When I was pregnant, my husband encouraged me to read the book entitled “Kassandra” by Russian author Mikhail Veller. I was too busy raising and caring for my child but was enamored with the name and adopted it for myself. The humorous part of this story is that I never got around to reading the book but promise to do so one day.” Q. Finally, what do you see in today’s world? Do you dream of the world’s future and can you share your mind’s projection of what you see in tomorrow’s world? A. “I do dream of the world’s future and my mind does visualize my imagination but it is very difficult to verbalize everything I see, think and feel. However, I will continue to present these dreams, thoughts and ideas thru creative and interpretive photography to the universe and perhaps beyond.” Thank you… < Meet Elena Vizerskaya at Snap!


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Celebrities: Then & Now The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly By: Dana Damato Read more at: StyleToMe.com

Justin Timberlake Catherine Zeta-Jones George Clooney

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> Time does interesting things to people. It is often said that beauty comes with age, however, not everyone ages gracefully. With celebs such as Mischa Barton and Jeff Conaway who show us what abusing your body and unhealthy lifestyle habits can do to your appearance, as you get older. Other celebs such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Timberlake show us what flawless results come with leading a healthy lifestyle. Jennifer Lopez, at 41, is a very busy actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. Currently seen on American Idol, latest Billboard top 10 hit “On the Floor,” featuring Pitbull, mother, and wife of Marc Anthony, this ageless beauty shows no sign of old age coming anytime soon. If there was one public figure that got better looking over the years, Justin Timberlake would be it. Recently turning 30 and at the prime of his career, Justin’s good looks have gone from good to better, and given his track record, it’s a guarantee that the best of him is still yet to come. Similar to Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta-Jones who is also 41 is another stunning actress who has appeared in movies such as; America’s Sweethearts, Ocean’s Twelve, and Chicago. Last but most certainly not least, a favorite of both men and women-- George Clooney. Must we say more? He has been and always will be America’s favorite bachelor at any age.


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Mischa Barton Arnold Schwarzenegger Janice Dickinson

On the opposite side of the spectrum, these celebs didn’t quite make the “ageless beauty” cut, and let themselves slip…a lot. 25 year old fallen OC star, Mischa Barton’s, unhealthy lifestyle has been one of the most publicly recognized and highly criticized due to her extreme appearance change. Formerly playing the role as a beautiful California girl, Marissa Cooper, this actress’s out of control partying certainly took a toll on this young starlet’s health and appearance. However, for our former friend, the Terminator, otherwise known as, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had a bodybuilder physique at one time, will obviously not “be back.” This 63-year-old former actor, model, businessman professional bodybuilder, and politician certainly had no issue keeping in shape back then. As for now, he probably hasn’t been hitting the gym very often. When is comes to 56 year old Janice Dickinson, what can we possibly say besides the fact that she was once a stunning supermodel who let sex, drugs, and plastic surgery take over as she got older. As justified in her current appearance, that lifestyle certainly didn’t do her any good. If there is any other public figure who allowed this drug and alcohol mess to ruin their life, Jeff Conaway, a past heart throb, is certainly one of them. Playing the role of Kenickie in the Broadway play turned movie, Grease, Jeff’s well-known addiction to drugs and alcohol caused him to severely suffer internally and externally.

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Celebrities show us what abusing your body and unhealthy lifestyle habits can do to your appearance as you get older.

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> You don’t have to be an international diplomat, renowned celebrity, all-star athlete or chairman of the board to be truly inspired by the new Royal Suite at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes…though you may feel like one if you stay there!

The 4,293 square-foot Royal Suite is Orlando’s most elegant retreat for the world’s visiting elite. In addition to being Central Florida’s largest luxury suite, the Royal Suite is also the largest suite of its kind throughout the entire collection of Ritz-Carlton hotels in the United States. Offering the ultimate in style and luxury, the Suite features four bedrooms and four and one half bathrooms, a media room, a dining room seating 10 people with a fully outfitted pantry and numerous traditional and technological amenities. Located on the 12th floor, the spacious and sophisticated suite offers eight private balconies overlooking breathtaking views of the lakes on property as well as the GregNorman designed golf course, which wraps around the resort. Contemporary design influences, combined eclectically with crisp architectural detailing, compliment a soothing color palate that’s rich in aqua and yellow hues with hints of magenta for accenting and neutral tones. Light radiates throughout the Suite to infuse the entire space with a decadent, welcoming warmth and calming, contemporary aesthetic. “We’re very pleased to unveil the new Royal Suite, which combines the best amenities and accommodations to create an inspired atmosphere unlike any other luxury experience in Orlando,” said Jon McGavin, general manager, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. With plenty of living and closet space, including a spacious walk-in closet in the oversized master bedroom as well as seven high-definition televisions placed throughout (including the master bathroom), there is no lack of luxury in the Royal Suite. Taking the in-room technology experience to the next level is the 60” High Definition Plasma TV in the soundproof media room featuring Dolby Digital Surround Sound, which envelopes guests with sonic stimuli.

Guests can stay connected and keep the entire Suite at their command with the Wi-Fi Control Touch Panel, which provides instant, user-friendly access to lighting, temperature and control devices to customize the ambiance. iPod interface technology is installed throughout the Suite, which is also wired for Wi-Fi and high speed Internet access. Dining experiences in the Royal Suite are certain to be brimming with culinary delights and hold no creative reservations. The pantry (with its own separate service entrance), features top-of-the-line appliances including a Sub-Zero Integrated Refrigerator, SubZero Glass-Front Wine Storage, Miele Integrated Nespresso Espresso Machine, Wolf Integrated Drawer Microwave Oven and Miele Integrated Dishwasher. About Grande Lakes Orlando

Grande Lakes Orlando is a unique 500-acre resort with a luxury 582-room Ritz-Carlton and deluxe 1,000-room JW Marriott Hotels. In particular, the Grande Lakes Outfitters program, which includes kayak and canoe eco-tours and a fly-fishing school, reflects the resort’s natural surroundings. Grande Lakes also offers the culinary mastery of award-winning Chefs Norman Van Aken and Melissa Kelly, new totalwellness inspired treatment programs at The RitzCarlton Spa and Golf Digest Schools’ golf instruction. The estate is located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, five minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and minutes from the major theme parks. Guests at both hotels can enjoy all the facilities and services at Grande Lakes Orlando, including the 18hole championship golf course, designed by Greg Norman, the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa offering a new rooftop eco-space, a wide selection of natural treatments, baths and hydrotherapies, and advice from the world’s first Citrus Consultant. Membership offerings are also available through The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Members Club. To learn more about the Royal Suite and Grande Lakes Orlando, visit www.grandelakes.com. <

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> Agera means “to take action” in Swedish. It is also short for the ancient Greek word Ageratos which means ”ageless”. These two are very suitable meanings, for the car building the future of Koenigsegg. THE DESIGN

The Agera is designed with the minimalistic “less is more” philosophy in mind. This philosophy means that the shape of the car has to be purely functional with no added features except those purely needed to meet regulation, added safety, ergonomics, practicality and aerodynamics. We believe that if this philosophy is followed, the car will also be beautiful as it is purely purposeful. A good analogy is the evolution of a dolphin that has had to meet similar criteria in order to reach their present configuration through the evolution of nature. The Agera is proportionate, compact and muscular. Its timeless, efficient and distinctive shape is truly a testament to time. The original shape and concept of the Koenigsegg CC, created 15 years ago, is still valid, fresh and highly competitive today. The Agera manage to stay true to the original philosophy, shape and size of the original CC. At the same time, it looks, feels and performs like something belonging to the future. THE ENGINE

Koenigsegg differs from other low volume hypercar manufacturers by the fact that Koenigsegg develops and produces its own engine in-house. This is, by most observers and competitors, deemed as more or less impossible or way too expensive to even consider.

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Once Upon a Time in Windermere By: John Nabers Photos Courtesy of the Town of Windermere Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> When John Dawes, an Englishman by way of Boston, laid out the plat of Windermere and named the town, he had no idea what the proposed town would become. He did not own much of the land but he did it at the request of the principal owners and as general manager for the Florida Midland Railroad which had obtained land in Windermere to extend their rail line from Ocoee and which eventually reached Kissimmee by 1891.

Unfortunately many of the early business ventures involving Dawes and others failed and were foreclosed on. These were primarily timber and sawmill operations.

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Not much of note occurred until 1910 when J.C. (Cal) Palmer a carpenter and builder and his two friends all from Wauseon, Ohio visited the area and were charmed by its beauty and great fishing. At that time there were no stores, no post office, no school, and likely only one family living there, that of S. S. Griffin, who obtained the land by purchasing delinquent tax certificates. Palmer was so enthused that he offered to buy the entire town for $10,000 and Griffin accepted. Palmer noticed that Harry Hempel in the Gotha area had prepared a brochure to sell land to northerners. Palmer followed suit by preparing his own adding that in


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addition to the natural amenities one could become wealthy by growing citrus and vegetables. Cal Palmer and his wife formed the Windermere Improvement Company to market their property. Then after building a house in 1911-1912 he also built a sales office building. Both structures still stand. The office, now known as the Cal Palmer building is on the town square and was for many years an antique shop called “Finders Keepers” run by long time resident Alice Marshall. The town now owns the building and it is listed on the Register of Historic Places along with the Town Hall.

The Town Hall was originally the “Women’s Club” built around 1922 and located at what is now Fernwood Park on Lake Butler. It was moved to the center of town in 1938 on land purchased by the town in 1930. Another significant building in the history of Windermere was the Pine Tree Inn, an upscale three story frame structure at the West end of Fifth Avenue on the highest ground on the lakefront. It offered many activities and appealed to visitors from the North looking for good fishing, golf, dining, swimming in the clear waters, or just enjoying the spectacular sunsets over Lake Butler. It burned down in 1938 and the town lost its most famous structure.

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by mostly minority workers in small frame houses furnished by Chase Groves. It is now a series of huge mansions. Public education began in Windermere with a one-room schoolhouse in 1890. This structure still stands and is being restored to its original look and condition. In 1916 a new school was built with two classrooms and a lunchroom was added in 1933. This building was modified into town offices and unfortunately is no longer recognizable as the 1916 school. The current school is at the north end of town at Park Avenue.

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welcomed the local children to participate and they greatly enjoyed it. The Town Hall became a periodic entertainment center with dances during WWII for local servicemen; potluck suppers, itinerant acts such as magicians, movie shows, plays, and any kind of town meeting. It was and still is the center of town activities and is the most important building in town. During the 50s small commercial buildings were built along Main Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Most are still occupied by retail businesses and real estate offices. Prior to that time the needs of residents were met by Griceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grocery store on the N.E. corner of 5th and Main St. and Parramoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store on the S.E. corner of 6th and Main. These were old-fashioned

country stores with the bare essentials of food and gasoline and kerosene needed by residents especially with rationing during WWII. Neither building still stands. One is a vacant lot and United Medical is on the site of Parramoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Windermere residents have always been very protective of the pristine Butler chain of lakes and in 1970 formed the Butler Chain Conservation Association to keep the lakes unpolluted and has largely been successful. They are still among the cleanest lakes in the area. As we all know when the Walt Disney Company decided to locate their massive operation just a few miles South of Windermere the area and town began to change rapidly. Large increases in population and

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rising property prices were the result as many executives and cast members decided to locate in Windermere, and this trend continues today. In the 40s Windermere’s population was only a few hundred, now it is a few hundred over 2000 and growing due to annexations. Surrounding neighborhoods and subdivisions are always trying to become part of Windermere, where taxes are less and amenities are more. The encouraging thing about Windermere is that in spite of this growth in town and especially the surrounding lands such as the Horizon West planning area and the continuing growth of Ocoee and Winter Garden toward the town limits, it still feels like a small town.

The town still enjoys the gatherings at the Town Hall for town meetings, the annual 4th of July pancake breakfast, car shows, art festivals, the annual Easter egg hunt, weddings, and private parties. Much the same as always except we no longer have magicians trying to escape from strait jackets, and residents showing their vacation movies, potluck suppers, and the like. In which other towns can you get to know all your public officials personally… where children can walk barefoot for over a mile on oak shaded dirt roads on the lakeshore from one end to the other… passing parks with playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts, bike trails and other like amenities… or where you can launch your boat with a town pass into the Butler Chain of Lakes or Lake Bessie?

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Except for the huge increase in rush hour traffic, it is surprisingly similar to what it was when the first northern families and well to do Orlandoans used to vacation and spend weekends here to boat, fish, swim and enjoy its hopefully everlasting beauty. For those who would like to delve deeper into the history of the town please read Carl Patterson’s wonderful book “Windermere Among The Lakes, the Story of a Small Town.” <

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Say,“I Do” at the Hilton Orlando By: Cathleen K. Bode Photos By: Damon Tucci Photography Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> The Hilton Orlando is a premier location for destination weddings. Whether couples are looking to plan an intimate gathering or a grand affair, the award-winning hotel will create memorable experiences for wedding parties and their guests. Located in the heart of Orlando, it’s easy for wedding guests to turn their visit into a vacation by taking advantage of the array of onsite amenities or the close proximity to legendary Orlando attractions. A variety of wedding packages, spa services and custom details provide the ingredients for an unforgettable experience for the wedding party and guests.

The Hilton Orlando offers three levels of Wedding Packages, the Genuine Wedding Package, the Innovative Wedding Package, and the Memorable Wedding Package. Each offers different customizable components such as personal wedding consultants, custom wedding cakes, specialty linens, floral arrangements, lighting, staging, and entertainment. The Hilton Orlando’s culinary team presents a wide range of menu options and wedding packages. Packages include preset menu items chosen by the executive culinary team; however, buffet style dining, custom menus and nutritional and organic options can also be executed upon request. A full list of reception, breakfast and dinner menus can be found online to accommodate wedding guests’ preferences: http://thehiltonorlando.com/. The 15,000-square-foot Spa at Hilton Orlando provides Spa Bridal packages with options to accommodate and pamper the bride as well as wedding party guests. Nail services, professional makeup and hair stylists are also available on the day of the wedding.The Spa features fifteen 130-square-foot treatment rooms, including two couple’s rooms, three facial rooms, and full body showers enabling guests to relax, refresh and rejuvenate before the big day. Guests looking to venture off-property can enjoy the hotel’s ideal location, central to Orlando’s major attractions, finest restaurants and premiere shopping. Located on Destination Parkway at the crossroads of I-4, the Beach Line and International Drive, and just minutes away from Pointe Orlando, Sea World Orlando, Universal Orlando,Walt Disney World, and a 15-minute drive from Orlando International Airport. Special wedding rates for guest rooms and suites are available for local and out-of –town guests. The Hilton Orlando offers 1,400 guest rooms, including 46 two-bay hospitality parlors, five four-bay executive suites and two six-bay presidential suites, allowing for the comfortable accommodations for wedding guests. To reserve your Intimate Wedding Package contact Teresa Bernstein, Director of Local Catering, at 407-313-8458 or teresa.bernstein@hilton.com to design a customized wedding package made just for the lucky bride and groom. <

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Honor Thy Bridesmaid By: Jessica Sanchez Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> Nobody knows more than me how expensive a wedding is. Not that I’ve ever been married, but I do have three weddings to go to this year. In the months leading up to each one there is the engagement party, the showing-of-the-dress party, the planning party, the bridal shower, the shoe-picking luncheon, the just-because-I-can party and the bachelorette party. The brides are registered for every party. I can already tell it’s going to cost me more than a month-long trip through South America. Or a two-week cruise to Europe. Or a luxury vacation in Hawaii. Or a down payment on a muchneeded new car. But I digress. Europe and Hawaii will always be there but weddings only happen once, right? Right??? And as a friend I wouldn’t want the bride and groom to be the only ones tossing their 401k’s like a bouquet on their special day. If I were a bridesmaid I’d likely have to take out a loan as well, but I was spared this year. Good thing, too. The honor of being a bridesmaid comes with the biggest cost of all: your sanity. Really a bridesmaid’s main responsibility is to not take things personally. This is very important. The bride-to-be will be under a lot of stress. She will be planning the entire wedding by herself because 1) everyone else is a moron, and 2) no one else wants to be around her when she’s like this. A bridesmaid must also muster up enough enthusiasm to spend every Saturday afternoon shopping for dresses. This typically begins about two months before the bride is even engaged (she likely found out about the ring during one of those times she was going through her boyfriend’s phone). Brides LOVE to dress shop. They will spend hours thumbing through catalogs and browsing through stores like a squirrel in search of the perfect nut. They will gush about mermaid cuts and A-lines with all the angst of a lovesick teenager. “I almost DIED when I saw it! It cost as much as that home in Isleworth we were looking to buy but I knew when I put it on (dramatic sigh) it was meant for me.” And since she’s spending a

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bridesmaid comes with thebiggest cost of all:your sanity!

But once a bridesmaid gets through the dress-picking process she can relax. Haha, just kidding! Among other things there’s cake to taste, napkins to pick, and songs to listen to (because the traditional “Here Comes The Bride” is too cliché for a wedding this uniquely wonderful). And in addition to all that the bridesmaid must spend the next year growing out her hair so it can be twisted, pinned and glued into the same stylish bun as the other six bridesmaids because - like a throw-back to a Robert Palmer music video - All. Bridesmaids. Must. Look. Alike. Period. It doesn’t matter if pale pink doesn’t go with your skin tone, or if purple eye shadow gives you the Tammy Faye look, or if your body simply wasn’t meant to fit in a tube top dress. The wedding pictures will be ruined if someone so much as wears a different type of heel! When the big day finally arrives there will be at least one or two bridesmaids who will finally get the chance to sit back and relax with a glass of wine as they watch a movie at home because the bride stopped talking to them three months ago after a disagreement over the color of the bobby pins. If you look at the history of a bridesmaid I bet you’ll find that the concept started as a form of punishment during the Renaissance Era for women who committed heinous acts of violence.< Jessica Sanchez

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> Wedding day: There’s no other time in a girl’s life when stress reaches levels high enough to transform the sweetest soul into a Godzilla bride. Being hours away from the “I do” moment can put an unrelenting pressure on the bride to be. Everything must go as perfect as the fairy tale demands and the wait can be agonizing; knowing fairy godmother won’t show up at the bridal suite to save the day! But here in central Florida we’ve got something better.

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> From its first event 7 months ago,Thoracic 100 held another outstanding event to support Esophageal Cancer. When Pam and Gary Sain introduced Thoracic 100 to the Orlando community, we learned about the love and compassion they had for any and all families that have been affected by this disease. As Pam Sain and her family suffered the unfortunate loss of her father, Jack Wooldridge, just over a year ago to Esophageal Cancer, she has taken the initiative to step up and make a difference. Not only have they been affected personally, but also they are making a change in the community to spread awareness. The results have shown a growing network of the members from our community coming together in support of this life threatening illness. Hosting it’s first event on September 8th, 2010 at the Capital Grille, Pam, Gary, and several other supporters worked together to host a successful event on April 10th, 2011 at Pointe Orlando. Thoracic 100 and Pointe Orlando have come together to host the Taste of Pointe Orlando with participating restaurants such as; Adobe Gila’s, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Ben & Jerry’s, Copper Canyon Grill, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Fat Fish Blue, Funky Monkey Wine Company,

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Maggiano’s Little Italy, Pizzeria Valdiano, Taverna Opa, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, and Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar. Serving small samples of their finest menu items, the guests of this ticketed event enjoyed an afternoon of eating and socializing for a heartfelt cause. Since April was Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, the proceeds from this event were to benefit the Florida Hospital Esophageal Cancer Program. With being around for less then a year, Thoracic 100 has grown tremendously and will continue to grow with the support and contribution from the residents of our wonderful city. Pam’s biggest supporter is none other then her very own husband, Gary Sain, who is President & CEO of Visit Orlando. As the community becomes better aware of the seriousness of this disease, Pam and Gary are doing all they can to let the community know that the warning signs of Esophageal Cancer is not something that should be overlooked or taken lightly. Pam can be reached at Pamela.sain@gmail.com for any questions, concerns, or comments and all upcoming Thoracic 100 events are frequently updated at www.jackscourse. com.<

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Inside the World of a Private Wealth Manager By: Tony Keena Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> Hi, I’m Tony Keena. I’m a private wealth manager in Altamonte Springs. I’ll be writing a regular column in Orlando Style magazine on building, managing and protecting your assets, whether you are just starting out or are worth millions. A number of my clients are professional athletes, music, movie and television personalities most with names you’d know. I may talk about them and how they made some of their financial decisions from time to time, but I won’t mention their names. That’s one of the reasons they say they hired me in the first place. They really try to protect the few private corners they have in their very public lives, and I honor that.

Am I intimidated working with celebrities who you see on big screens or in major league playing venues in LA, New York, and yes, here in O-Town? I try not to be. Okay, I admit that when I’m going to dinner with a high profile client, it’s a bit of a rush to be seated without a reservation at a restaurant with a twoweek waitlist, but trust me, these stars pay a high price for their celebrity. They have a giant bull’s eye on them all of the time. Just look at the tabloids if you don’t believe me.

For instance, I won’t mention the name of a music client who proudly showed me six new cars he’d purchased as rolling “bling”. For one thing, I told him up front that his purchases made no financial sense at the stage of his career. Another reason was because I asked him why he had to have a half-dozen sports cars when he “only had one butt to put behind one steering wheel.”

In future columns, I may talk about some of the unusual things that high net worth and celebrity clients invest in, but I’ll concentrate on questions and concerns the majority of my clients, readers like you, have as we all try to make sense of the demands on our dollars. Thanks for joining me in Star Gazing.

It’s not that I don’t like cars, I love them! I’ve raced on occasion and have talked cars at celebrity shows with rabid collectors like Jay Leno. I actually have several clients in Central Florida who have amazing collections of rare and exotic automobiles hidden away in nondescript warehouses you’d probably walk right past without noticing. While my music client may end up rich enough to become a serious collector, at this time in a very tough entertainment segment, it makes no sense, and I told him so.

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Tony Keena is a private wealth manager/ partner with Estate & Business Planning Group in Altamonte Springs. (407) 389.1122. TKeena@estateandbusiness. net Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Ameritas Investment Corp (AIC). Member FINRA, SIPC AIC and Estate and Business Planning Group are not affiliated.<


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> THE GREAT RECESSION AND MORTGAGE FRAUD by Mark L. Horwitz

> The United States Attorney’s Office and the F.B.I. have made mortgage and bank fraud a high priority. Investigations and prosecutions target not only industry insiders and professionals, but also those who purchased or refinanced homes.

The Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz - A Professional Association 17 E. Pine St. Orlando, FL 32801 407-843-7733 www.mlhorwitzlaw.com

Several Criminal laws are utilized by prosecuting officials. In the federal system these include: wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. The crimes all involve providing false information to the lender in order to get a loan. For a crime to exist, the false statement must be made knowing that it is false and willfully with the intent to defraud. Whether a

person acted knowingly and with the intent to defraud is often the key issue in the investigation and prosecution. Many home buyers and real estate professionals engaged in conduct that at the time was thought to be legal but in hindsight, appears criminal to investigators and prosecutors. While some people intended to defraud lenders, others who did not act with criminal intent find themselves caught up in a criminal case. The Great Recession is made worse by subjecting many to the nightmare of a criminal investigation and prosecution. This, however, is nothing new. It has been

written, that in the past, politicians have sought to divert the blame from failed government policies. Fraud is a convenient excuse for the mistakes of securities and banking regulators. Unfortunately, many who are innocent get entangled in criminal investigations which only worsen the economic hardships that citizens must suffer. If you have been contacted by an investigator from the government with a request to meet, you should know what you are facing and have an attorney present to protect your rights. Contact a criminal defense attorney experienced in mortgage and bank fraud defense.<

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Helping You Live The Luxury Lifestyle in Windermere, FL By: Sandy Harper Read more at: StyleToMe.com

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Windermere has been named one of the “Top 10 Best Towns for Families in Florida” by NeighborhoodScout, a popular search engine for home buyers. Dr. Andrew Schiller, the creator of NeighborhoodScout explains the criteria for inclusion: “We were looking for those very select communities that have both top-quality public schools and an exceptionally family-friendly environment, not towns that may excel at one or two criteria but are lacking in other ways.” Windermere’s outstanding features, proximity to theme parks, and warm climate draws many professional athletes, celebrities, and entrepreneurs to the area.

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D. Bradley Hester, Attorney Real Estate Transactions, Development and Finance/ Commercial Lending/Agri-business Read more at: StyleToMe.com

D. Bradley Hester, Attorney Real Estate Transactions, Development and Finance/Commercial Lending/Agri-business Frank A. Hamner, P.A. 1011 N. Wymore Road Winter Park, Florida 32789

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> Few attorneys are fortunate enough to bring to their law practice a background as diverse and intriguing as Winter Park attorney, Brad Hester. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Design in 1987, then an M.B.A. in 1990, both from the University of Florida, Brad and his wife, Sloane, managed their family-owned dairy farm in Okeechobee, Florida, for seven years, no small feat considering that the operation involved about 1500 dairy cows, 1000 acres of land, over 30 employees and produced about 7,500 gallons of milk every day. During his time on the farm, Brad became heavily involved in the Florida agriculture industry, actively participating in numerous industry organizations and graduating from the prestigious Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide leadership program associated with the Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS) at UF. The internationallyrenowned leadership program, focusing on local, state, national and international policymaking, required 50 days of travel and education over a two-year period and included trips throughout Florida and to Washington, D.C., Texas, Mexico, Poland, Germany and Norway. The lifechanging experience inspired Brad to pursue a law degree, so at age 33 and with Sloane, their two kids, a dog and a cat all in tow, he enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997, earning his Juris Doctor degree in 2000. Now practicing with Frank A. Hamner, P.A., in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, develop-

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ment and finance, commercial lending, secured transactions, agri-business and agricultural financing, Brad is able to apply the creative and practical aspects of his design, business and agricultural education to the benefit of his clients, who are typically institutional lenders and borrowers, commercial real estate developers and commercial and agricultural landowners. In particular, Brad represents Farm Credit of Central Florida, a large Central Florida agricultural credit cooperative, as to its secured transactions and other corporate and cooperative law matters, where his ag background allows him to relate directly to the complex issues faced by agricultural producers and borrowers. Brad’s law partner, Frank Hamner, is also able to take advantage of Brad’s unique insight whenever real property and corporate issues arise in connection with his own very successful commercial litigation and construction law practice. Brad remains heavily involved in (and enjoys promoting) the Florida agriculture industry and, in addition to his continued work with the Wedgworth program, is a member of the Orange County Ag-Advisory Board and is Chairman of the Farmworker Community Support Foundation. He is also an active Board Member of the Winter Park YMCA and a graduate of Leadership Winter Park. Brad and Sloane are avid Gator fans and are very involved in numerous local charitable organizations, in particular those fostering autism awareness and other special needs.< Photo By: Sloane Hester


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> By now, most homeowners facing foreclosure are aware of the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) which offers a way to avoid foreclosure for those who wish to keep their homes and meet certain eligibility guidelines. HAMP has come under public scrutiny for disappointing results in terms of homeowners who have obtained successful modifications and the numerous complaints that Lenders are inconsistent in their treatment of applicants. The program has rules intended to provide borrowers with a timely decision on whether they are approved for a modification, but it does not provide a way to enforce those rules. Unfortunately, this has caused serious problems for many homeowners in fear of losing their homes.

In Fear of Foreclosure? By: Mark NeJame Contributor: Catherina Chang Watters Read more at: StyleToMe.com

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According to the latest figures from the Treasury Department, as of the end of February 2011, there were just over 557,000 active permanent HAMP modifications in place. This is much less than the original 3-4 million foreclosures the program was initially supposed to stop and only a fraction of the total 8-13 million expected by the end of 2012, which will mark the conclusion of the program. A wave of law suits have been filed against several of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers. Allegations include: 1) Starting foreclosure proceedings before evaluating whether or not to grant a loan modification, 2) Not responding to applications and requests for assistance, 3) Incorrectly telling borrowers they needed to be in default before they could get a modification, 4) Rejecting applications without a reasonable explanation, 5) “Dual tracking” or proceeding with a foreclosure while a borrower is under review for or in the process of completing a loan modification, 6) Systematically slowing or thwarting a homeowners’ requests for a modification, and 7) Providing In-House modifications or refinancing plans while the

homeowner is under the impression they are receiving a HAMP modification. While under review for a modification, it is not unheard of for homeowners to receive calls or letters in the mail offering refinancing options. This results in complete and total confusion for the distressed homeowner who is already desperate to keep his home and under extreme pressure to take whatever options are offered to him. In many of these cases, the homeowner ends up signing an agreement that reduces his monthly mortgage payment, promises a principal forbearance, but then stretches out the loan term for another 10-20 years, so in reality he is paying for the forbearance, plus extra fees and costs associated with the refinance, and perhaps has even agreed to a higher interest rate. The homeowner has merely bought himself some extra time, but has not improved his financial situation. Many times, his situation is now worse. So what is the answer? The best strategies are to contact an attorney who has had success negotiating HAMP modifications and inquire about your legal rights. If you are struggling to make your mortgage payments and your family is suffering as a result, you may be a perfect candidate for HAMP. It is not necessary for you to commit financial suicide by exhausting your family’s savings and maxing out your credit cards so you can put food on the table and pay the bills. Trust an experienced attorney to help you navigate the hazards of the modification process safely and effectively. If you want to save your home, help is here. <

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*The opinion of the author does not always reflect the opinion of Orlando Style.

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Did you know that more people escape to Orlando for a

vacation than any destination in the United States?

> For many of us travel is an escape, a way to reconnect with our families, friends, children and spouses. We travel to experience new cities, new food, shopping and thrills. It is a psychological release that allows us to escape our day-to-day activities and focus on what is really important to us. Did you know that more people escape to Orlando for a vacation than any destination in the United States? We expect to hear that in 2010 we welcomed more than 49 million visitors – 3 million more people than in 2009. Pretty impressive. People come to Orlando to relax, enjoy family and friends, experience new thrills and reconnect.

Experience = Impact By: Gary C. Sain President and CEO, Visit Orlando Read more at: StyleToMe.com

You may ask yourself, what does that have to do with me? Many of you, your families or friends are the first impression many visitors have of Orlando.You greet them at the airport or at local festivals. You serve them at restaurants or help them find their way around the local theme parks. You impact their trips in so many ways and help them to create memories that last a lifetime. And their experience impacts our economy every time they return or share their experience with family and friends. Travel and tourism is our community’s number one industry, employing one in every four workers in Central Florida while at the same time generating a payroll of nearly $14 billion every year. In addition, Tourist Development Tax, a tax paid by visitors on the usage of hotel rooms and rental homes, paid for $270 million of the $380 million dollar construction cost of the new Amway Center. That’s a huge impact on our local and state economies. The impact is so large that there is a whole week dedicated to travel and tourism. Established in 1984, National Travel & Tourism Week is held May 7-15. In Orlando, we celebrate the industry and its employees with several events throughout the destination.

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To get the ball rolling we start with a premier race that cuts through the heart of the tourism district, the I-Drive 5K held on Saturday, May 7. The annual race starts and finishes at Pointe Orlando on International Drive. All proceeds from the event support swimming lessons at the YMCA Aquatic Center on International Drive. Throughout the rest of the week we honor our industry and its employees with events at the airport, Visit Orlando’s National Travel & Tourism luncheon, proclamations from the Mayors of Orange County and the City of Orlando, and a special day for visitors at the airport. Every year, to help raise awareness of the impact of a healthy and vibrant travel and tourism community Visit Orlando holds a Travel Rally Day. On Tuesday, May 10 at the Orange County History Center the rally will highlight the local, state and national impact that travel has on jobs, the economy and our psyche. Travel and tourism is the lifeblood of Orlando. It has made our city a worldwide-recognized brand.We should celebrate our success and honor those that have created a nearly $30 billion industry. It is because of dedicated community partners, industry employees and business leaders that we have become the number one destination for travelers. We have much to be proud of. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.<

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Luxury Vertical Living Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> When you think of downtown Orlando and luxury high-rise living, there is only one team that should come to mind; Cristian Michaels and his team at Premier Property Group. Under Mr. Michael’s leadership, Premier has dominated the downtown real estate market over the past five years. With every member of our team focusing in on the unique needs of high rise buyers and sellers, we bring a level of detail to each transaction. Selling in high density condos is specialized and we handled the developer sell outs on Solaire, Sanctuary, and actively market the remaining developer inventory at 101 Eola, Star Tower, and the VUE at Lake Eola. Our entire team brings respected reputations to the industry. Within our company we also handle condominium association management, private owner property management, and leasing and sales for private owners. Premier also has senior members who have handled the majority of premium luxury penthouse properties for the past six years. With stunning penthouse residences as large as 5600sf, our cutting edge marketing ideas help move these unique products. With downtown Orlando having experienced an unprecedented market correction, we have seen an incredible surge in interest, especially with values that have never been more affordable. Luxury residences that were once above $1M, are now being offered in the mid $600’s. “Our team brings a level of professionalism and commitment to excellence which will set us apart from the rest”, said Cristian Michaels, President and owner of Premier Property Group.

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or lease a high rise condo, historical bungalow or expansive luxury estate in downtown Orlando, Premier Property Group will provide buyers and sellers alike with the experience, drive, and real estate knowledge necessary to make the home buying and selling process a smooth one. Providing homebuyers with the tools necessary to make an educated investment is at the forefront of our team’s goals. With a focus on the downtown Orlando high rise towers; Premier Property Group will bring you the expertise you deserve. We are high-rise specialists, having impacted the purchase, lease and sale of hundreds of residences in downtown Orlando’s most recognizable addresses. While many know Orlando merely as a tourist haven, locals tout the charm and sophistication of the communities centered around the downtown core. Premier Property Group also focuses on condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes located in areas such as downtown’s South Eola district, Thornton Park, and Lake Eola Heights - an area that has seen a surge of luxury development. College Park, Winter Park, Orwin Manor, Rose Isle, Rowena Gardens and Audobon Park offer a mix of historic charm - from remodeled gems to jewels in the rough waiting for an owner to add his or her personal touch. Baldwin Park offers newer construction where you’ll find condominiums to estate homes, conveniently located near the village center and it’s restaurants, shops and lake views. Colonialtown North and South are situated just east of downtown and further south you will find Lake Cherokee, Lake Davis, Lake Como, Delaney Park and Bel Air

- all within minutes to Orlando’s major hospitals and medical centers.Whether you are looking for mid-century modern, a historical remodel, or new construction, you’ll find it here. Theaters, museums, fine restaurants and unique shops are as abundant as the living choices. Proven marketing strategies maximize the exposure of sellers’ listings ensuring exposure reaches the right buyers and the highest price is attained in a timely manner. Premier Property Group also provides additional real estate services, such as assisting individuals looking to lease within the urban core as well as working with Developers to move large volumes of properties. With years of experience in numerous Central Florida communities, we can provide you with the expert advice that turns a great product into a successful project. We offer a variety of sales and marketing services, including: •Product Design & Development •Comprehensive Marketing Strategies •Absorption & Value Analysis •Staff and Recruit Experience •Assets Management We don’t just sell a box we sell a lifestyle. Contact us for more information or to arrange a private, personal tour. Premier Property Group 150 E Robinson St Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32801 407-412-9898 Schedule your exclusive private tour today VerticalLivingOrlando.com <

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Runway to Hope Spring Fashion Soirée By: Dana Damato Photos By: Brion Price Read more at: StyleToMe.com

Josie NeJame, Giuliana & Bill Rancic, and Mark NeJame

> There is nothing more rewarding then giving back, to change someone’s life forever. Being given the opportunity to make a positive impact on a person’s life is a gift that can spread like a wildfire. When it comes to sharing your passion with a community of individuals to make a difference, two people come to mind, Mark and Josie NeJame. From the start of their non-profit organization to benefit pediatric cancer, Runway to Hope has once again brought together a community of individuals to celebrate, support, and express their deepest love for the most incredible, strong, and admirable children. From the moment Mark and Josie looked into the eyes of their two beautiful daughters after they were born, a feeling of warmth and blessings filled their hearts knowing they were given a precious gift of

healthy children. It was from that moment on that Mark and Josie, previously influenced by various life events, decided to start their own non-profit organization to support children born with life threatening illnesses and to benefit pediatric cancer research. As Neiman Marcus and the Mall at Millenia opened their doors to Runway to Hope’s event on March 20, 2011, a proud participation of both Florida Hospital for Children and Arnold Palmer Hospital achieved everything and more that it was set out to do; create a magical night for the children. Celebrity guest couple, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, hosted the Runway to Hope Spring Fashion Soiree. Beginning the night at 6:00 pm, Neiman Marcus hosted a very exclusive reception catered by the Waldorf Astoria for VIP ticket holders. As the crowd grew and the evening festivities for all tickets holders began at 7:00 pm, a cocktail party and Orlando’s finest local restaurants catering samples of their best cuisine was offered for all the guests to enjoy. Aside from the food, silent auctions and fashion, the true magic happened right on the runway. A sparkle that brightened the runway is what every attendee saw in the eyes of ev-

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ery child as they glided down escorted by a local celebrity. Being given their moment to shine, 30 courageous children between the ages of 2 to 18 that have been affected by cancer modeled trendy clothes, had their hair styled, and make up done to make them feel like the superstars they really are. With the help from dozens of national and local celebrities, the one thing that shined through everything these children have been through is their illuminating spirits. Proceeds from this event were given to clinical trials, research, technology, and family assistance for pediatric cancer at both Florida Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital. With the support from these two incredible pediatric hospitals, representatives from media outlets, the families of the children, and all the work put in from Mark and Josie, the Runway to Hope Fashion Soiree was certainly a gratifying experience. Acting upon an opportunity to create an experience that will forever stay with these remarkable children is an honorable and selfless act that Mark, Josie, and the team that contributed to making this event happen should be very proud of. <


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Master Class Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops By Holly V. Kapherr Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> If you’ve ever dreamed of a private cooking lesson with a classically trained chef, look no further than the kitchen at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops at the Hilton Orlando on International Drive. Every month, Spencer’s hosts a private cooking class on a theme ingredient. The class is taught by Chef Eric Szymczak, under the supervision of Executive Chef Louis Martorano and assisted by his able line cooks. Chef Szymczak creates Iron Chef-style tasting versions of dishes that feature the ingredient in the most delicious way possible. On Saturday, April 9, the kitchen hosted a “Fun with Fungi” cooking class featuring eight mushroom varieties from crimini and Portobello to more exotic varieties like meaty king trumpet mushrooms and truffles. The art of cooking is based in physics, chemistry and biology, and Chef Szymczak does an excellent job of explaining the theme ingredient, offering a history of its use and some little-known facts about the ingredient. Did you know that white button mushrooms, crimini (baby bella) mushrooms and Portobellos are all the same species, just at different stages in the mushroom’s lifespan? We didn’t either. Chef Szymczak developed a decadent lobster mac and cheese recipe brimming with three cheeses and hearty chunks of lobster. A wild mushroom soup followed, velvety and rich with earthiness.

Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway Orlando, FL 32819 Reservations: 407-313-8625

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An excellent alternative to meat, mushrooms were played up in a “slider” served with beer-battered Portobello “fries.” Spencer’s smartly offers the recipes to take home to try on your own and develop a cooking repertoire fit for a high-caliber steakhouse like Spencer’s.

The eating has just begun.After the tasting, a three-course lunch is served and paired with wines by the new, intensely knowledgeable sommelier and Senior Food & Beverage Manager Christopher Eisenlau, formerly of Victoria & Albert’s. A shiitake mushroom and goat cheese pissaladière, a puff pastry tart from the south of France, opened the meal, topped with arugula and a tangy shallot vinaigrette. The creaminess of the mushrooms and the crisp, buttery pastry was complemented perfectly by the bitter greens and bite of the vinaigrette. An elegant and refreshing starter set the tone for the meal. The tart was followed by a rack of lamb, crusted in dried porcini mushrooms, known for their earthiness. The perfectly medium lamb sat atop a wild mushroom risotto blooming with black trumpet mushrooms, the chef’s personal favorite. Paired with a mature 2003 Rioja/Tempranillo from Montecillo, this boldly flavored dish was balanced nicely with the fruit and earthiness of the wine. To finish the meal, Chef Szymczak served a white chocolate truffle timbale with an inventive and memorable chocolate truffle ice cream. Flavored with the oil of truffles, this was the end of a cadence that left a lasting impression. The cooking class at Spencer’s is a wellspent investment in your cooking abilities and knowledge as well as in a few hundred calories comprising a delicious Saturday afternoon. Enjoy the veranda outside the restaurant while lunch is prepared and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into an oasis on I-Drive. <


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The Energy of a Chef By Holly V. Kapherr Photo By: Sven J. Bode Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> Chef Eric Szymczak practices what he preached at the Culinary Institute of America as a student and a teaching assistant. Now, as head chef at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, he instills that spirit and energy in his team. “A chef is from the French, meaning ‘boss,’” says Chef Eric Szymczak, adjusting his toque. “It doesn’t at all imply that you can cook. —Just that you are a leader.” The cooks at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops in Orlando clearly look up to Chef Eric and his adroit leadership skills. His super-human energy and passion for his craft convey an authenticity his crew admires. Throughout the event where I met Chef Eric, he was constantly talking about his line cooks: how smart and quick they are, how successful they’ve become since working at Spencer’s and how he relies on them to carry the kitchen to success every night. His trust in his team is what makes him a real chef, not how well he can cook, even though he can—very, very well. After serving as a rescue swimmer in the U.S. Navy, Chef Eric returned to his native

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New Jersey and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York, America’s premiere culinary school. He remained at the CIA as a teaching assistant, working as a sous chef under Chef William Phillips, one of the most accomplished chef-instructors in the country at American Bounty Restaurant. “They really taught me that teaching is one of the best things you can do as a chef,” says Szymczak. In fact, he says he’d eventually like to go back to teaching, so great is its pull. It’s obvious to see why, too. Chef Eric teaches the once-monthly private cooking classes at Spencer’s and his energy is exactly what’s needed in the classroom. His wealth of knowledge (probably from reading cookery books constantly in his spare time, Harold McGee’s treatise On Food and Cooking is a favorite) and his love of the science upon which cooking is based shines through to keep his audience engaged and captivated. “I opened this place,” he says, gesturing to the contemporary steakhouse around us, Spencer’s, which debuted in late 2009. “It’s

kind of my baby. I love everything about this place and I’m glad to have made my mark on it,” say Eric. As a chef, he believes strongly in local produce and dairy and humanely produced meats, which is obvious based on a glance at the Spencer’s menu, full of grassfed beef and pork, free-range chicken and lamb. “The only thing I love more than food is my wife, and when we’re together, we share a bottle of wine or two and something delicious. It’s how we bond.” Chef Szymczak’s great loves combine in the Spencer’s dining room, where he mentions the only other job he’d rather do in the restaurant is work as sommelier, the wine steward.“I love wine. It’s so essential to the dining experience and so connected to the land,” he says. A student of the great chefs in America and abroad (he’s a particular admirer of Fat Duck chef Heston Blumenthal), Chef Eric brings a fresh, young and energetic approach to classic steakhouse fare. His passion for ingredients and intense commitment to respecting them bolster Spencer’s pledge to “sophisticated, yet approachable” atmosphere and cuisine.<


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Lobster & Forest Mushroom Mac & Cheese

Ingredients (serves six): 4 oz. butter 4 oz. flour 1 small onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 quart of milk 4 oz. Gruyere cheese 2 oz. goat cheese 2 oz. Parmesan cheese 8 oz. sautĂŠed forest mushrooms (a nice mixture, anything but buttons) 4 oz. cooked lobster tail, chopped 1 tsp. parsley, chopped 1 lb. cooked pasta (orecchiette, macaroni, rotelle, be creative) Directions: Heat butter and sautĂŠ onions and garlic until translucent Add flour and form a roux. Cook until roux develops a nutty aroma Add milk gradually while stirring constantly with a whisk working out any lumps. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Slowly add cheese on very low heat, while constantly whisking. Cheese sauce is now finished. In a hot pot, add cooked mushrooms, lobster, parsley and cheese sauce. Once hot stir in pasta. It can be served just as is, or it can be covered with shredded cheese, breadcrumbs or both to make a crust. Play around and enjoy!

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Norman Van Aken, who presented some of his talented gourmet treats. The festival was full of scrumptious and somewhat bazaar surprises, as each day consisted of something special.

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In Case You Missed It Style Events, News & Gossip from around the city

> It’s time to take out the swimwear, load up on the sunscreen and hit the beach! Spring is in the air and it’s as fabulous as ever. From fashion trends to exquisite dining and plenty of sunshine, it’s only the beginning and I’m already hoping the months to come are nothing short of how exciting the last couple months have been in Orlando.

By: Maha Chaudhry Read more at: StyleToMe.com

With every season comes a new wardrobe, and with every wardrobe comes new trends. And the trends, well they begin with talented designers like the one I had the pleasure of meeting. David Meister, known for his renowned and eye-opening red carpet gowns, delighted us with his presence at Neiman Marcus for a spring fashion presentation. The presentation consisted of nothing less than those “Oh my goodness, I have to have this” kind of dresses. Meister has an eye for two things: Sophistication and femininity, and when you combine the two, you got a Meister masterpiece. Just ask stars like Jennifer Hudson, Katherine Heigl and Tina Fey, I’m sure they would agree. There’s nothing that I enjoy more than great tasting food & flicks, which is why I couldn’t be happier about The 20th Annual Florida Film Festival. Whether you’re a film fanatic or food lover, the ten days dedicated some of Florida’s most intricate menu, to freshly squeezed Florida films like Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja and Competition narratives such as Norman. Stars including first American-born Latino to be nominated for an Academy Award Edward James Olmos, made a special appearance to present the 1988 independent classic, Stand and Deliver. As well as award-winning chef

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And if you didn’t indulge enough at the film festival, there was also the Harbor Nights Primavera at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The intimate ambiance and jazzy beats performed by The Robert Harris Group really got you in the mood, mood for good dining of course. Fancy treats, relaxing music, along with Italian-inspired scenery, I’m not sure what could have made the night any better--Well, other than a super-hot date to share the night with...Just saying. Thinking about tying the knot this season? If so, Florida brides, a wedding not-to-bemissed event was the: “Unveiled: Your Style Revealed” event, produced by Couture Consulting by Chenell and Lisa Konecny, which also took place at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The night began with a glamorous opera performance and cocktail reception, followed by a demonstration on how to throw an unforgettable wedding. Then there was the wedding gown runway show by celebrity designer Angel Rivera. I don’t think any of these brides-to-be had cold feet about attending! One thing I love about Orlando, aside from the warmth and diverse variety, is the love the city shares for music. The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios continued its Velvet Sessions with The Smithereens. The band performed hits like “Only a memory” and “A girl like you.” There’s nothing better than rocking out to a band with food and fun. You should definitely make sure to check out the next session held on the last Thursday of the month. There we have it my friends, a two-month glimpse of how spring looks in Orlando, and if you ask me, it looks pretty delicious! Know of a not-to-be-missed event? Do tell! You can offer your comments and suggestions, and find out about the city’s hottest upcoming events at StyleToMe.com<


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Dining ‘N style These fine restaurants welcome The American Express® Card

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Brunch with a $25 Gift for Mom and Dad

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Visit FlemingsSteakhouse.com for menus and $25 gift details Special 3-course Brunch available for $32.95, in addition to our regular menu. Children’s Brunch menu available for $15.95. Fleming’s will be open early 11:30 am to 3 pm on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th) and Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19th).

Orlando/Sand Lake 8030 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando • 407- 352-5706 www.FlemingsSteakhouse.com/Orlando

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I-Drive & Universal [includes Restaurant Row] Amura Sand Lake 7786 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-370-0007 $$ Japanese delicacies, sushi, seafood & steak AKI Restaurant 7460 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-354-0025 $ Sushi & family style Japanese cuisine Anatolia 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Ste 108 Orlando 407-352-6766 $$$ Fine Turkish Antonio’s 7559 W Sand Lake Rd. The Fountains, Orlando 407-363-9191 $$$ Multi-regional Italian cuisine Ayothaya Thai Cuisine 7555 West Sand Lake 407-345-0040 $$ Authentic Thai cuisine Bahama Breeze 8849 International Dr. Orlando 407-248-2499 $$ Exciting Caribbean cuisine BB Kings Blues Club Orlando 9101 International Dr. 407-370-4550 BiCE at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel 5601 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-503-1415 $$$$ Fine Italian Riviera dining Bonefish Grill 7830 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-355-7707 $$ Fresh fish & grilled specialties Bravo! Cucina Italiana 7924 Via Dellagio Wy. Orlando 407-351-5880 $$ Casual dining with fresh, authentic Italian cuisine Brio Tuscan Grille 4200 Conroy Rd. Mall at Millennia Orlando 407-351-8892 $$$ Authentic Tuscan culinary creations

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Cala Bella Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando 407-996-3322  $$$$ Upscale Italian cuisine with Mediterranean & American inspiration California Pizza Kitchen 4200 Conroy Rd. Mall at Millennia Orlando 407-248-7887 $ Innovative pizza, pasta, soups & salads The Capital Grille 9101 International Dr. Orlando 407-370-4392 $$$$ Dry-aged steak, seafood & wine Cantina Laredo 8000 Via Dellagio Way Orlando 407-345-0186 $$$ Gourmet Mexican food Capriccio Grill 9801 International Dr. Orlando 407-352-4000 $$$ Italian steakhouse, seafood & pasta Cedar’s 7732 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-351-6000 $$ Lebanese cuisine, steak, seafood & lamb Charley’s Steak House 8255 International Dr. Orlando 407-363-0228 $$ Flame-broiled steak, chicken, chops & fish Christini’s Ristorante Italiano 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Orlando 407-345-8770 $$$ Original, multi-regional Italian cuisine Cheesecake Factory 4200 Conroy Rd. Mall at Millenia Orlando 407-226-0333 $$ Over 200 menu items including the famous cheescake The Clubhouse 7572 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando, FL 32819 407-363-9103 $$ A variety of food offerings & 20 beers on tap

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$$$$ = $31 and Over Cuba Libre 9101 International Dr. Orlando 407-226-1600 $$$ Traditional & modern cuban cuisine Copper Canyon 9101 International Dr. Orlando 407-370-4550 $$$ Emeril’s Orlando Universal CityWalk Orlando 407-224-2424 $$$$ “New” New Orleans cuisine Emeril’s Tchoup Chop Royal Pacific Resort 6300 Hollywood Wy. Orlando 407-503-2467 $$$$ Polynesian & Asian cuisine with a twist Espeto de Prata Brazilian Steakhouse 5350 International Dr. Orlando 407-345-4774 $$$ Traditional Brazilian all-you-can-eat fare & slow roasted meats Everglades Rosen Centre Hotel 9840 International Dr. Orlando 407-996-2385  $$$ Prime steaks, fresh Florida seafood & gator Fiorella’s Cucina Toscana 9501 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-233-2950 $$$ Simple, fresh Italian dishes from Tuscany & Northern Italy Fish Bones 6707 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-352-0135  $$$ Fresh seafood, steak & prime rib Fleming’s 8030 Via Dellagio Way Orlando 407-352-57-06$$$ Steakhouse & Wine Bar Funky Monkey Wine Company 9101 International Dr. 1208 Pointe Orlando 407-418-9463 $$$ Sushi-Steak-SeafoodWine-Beer-Sake Hard Rock Café Universal CityWalk Orlando 407-351-7625 $$$ Rock’n American cuisine

J Alexander’s Orlando at Rialto 7335 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-345-1039 $$$ Contemporary American restaurant Jack’s Place The Rosen Plaza Hotel 9700 International Dr. Orlando 407-996-1787 $$$ Gourmet steak & seafood in a whimsical atmosphere Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Universal CityWalk Orlando 407-224-2155 $$ “Floribbean” fare & famous margaritas Kafe Kalik 4969 International Dr #3E01 Orlando 248-0889 $$$ Caribbean Food The Kitchen Hard Rock Hotel 5800 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-503-2431 $$$ Breakfast buffet, steak & seafood A Land Remembered Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel 9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-996-6338  $$$$ Legendary Orlando steakhouse Memories of India 7625 Turkey Lake Rd. Dr. Philips 407-370-3277 $$ Rich & flavorful Indian dishes Mama Della’s at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Portofino Bay Hotel 5601 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-503-1432 $$$ Real Italian mama’s kitchen Maggiano’s 9101 International Dr. Orlando 407-241-8650 $$$ Italian-American dishes & family style cuisine McCormick & Schmick’s Mall at Millennia 4200 Conroy Rd. Orlando 407-226-6515 $$ Fresh seafood, steak, salads & pasta

Ming Court 9188 International Dr. Orlando 407-351-9988 $$$ Oriental dining, sushi, dim sum, wok & grill selections Morton’s 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Orlando 407-248-3485 $$$ Prime-aged steak, fresh fish & elegant dessert Moon Fish 7525 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-363-7262 $$$ Fresh seafood and steak blending Pan-Asian, Cajun & Pacific Rim fare Nagoya Sushi 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Orlando 407-248-8558 $$ Innovative Sushi creations and seasonal specialties Ocean Prime 7339 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-781-4880 $$$$ Seafood & steak, handcrafted cocktails & world class wines Oceanaire Seafood Room 9101 International Dr. Orlando 407-363-4801 $$$$ Oyster bar & fish selections from around the world Orchid Court Sushi Bar Royal Pacific Resort 6300 Hollywood Wy. Orlando 407-503-3000 $$$ Tropical drinks & exotic sushi platters Palm Restaurant Hard Rock Hotel 5800 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-503-7256 $$$$ Prime cut meats, Nova Scotia lobster, American & Italian fare Passage to India 5532 International Dr. Orlando 407-351-3456 $$ Northern Indian cuisine

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Mall at Millenia 4200 Conroy Rd. Orlando 407-345-2888 $$ Classic Chinese cuisine with a modern bistro touch Red Bamboo 6803 S Kirkman Rd. Orlando 407-226-8997 $$ Authentic Thai cuisine Rengetsu of Tokyo 8400 International Dr. Orlando 407-345-0044 $$$ Delectable Japanese cuisine Rice Paper Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine 7637 Turkey Lake Rd. Orlando 407-352-4700$ Healthy, fresh Vietnamese food Roy’s 7760 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-352-4844 $$$$ Hawaiian fusion blending European sauces & Asian spices Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 7501 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-226-3900 $$$$ Sizzling steaks, seafood, salad & dessert Salt Island Restaurant 7500 International Dr. Orlando 407-996-SALT $$$ Premier chophouse & fish market Samba Room 7468 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-226-0550 $$ Latin cuisine blended with exotic fruits & rare spices Season’s 52 7700 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-354-5212 $$$ Grill & wine bar Shogun Japanese Steakhouse 6327 International Dr. Orlando 407-996-1607 $$ Teppanyaki chefs create memorable dishes


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Seito Sushi 8031 Turkey Lake Rd. #700 Orlando 407-248-8888 $$ Sushi & Japanese fare Sushiology 6400 International Dr. #130, Orlando 407-345-0245 $ Healthy & unique sushi Sushi Katana 4192 Conroy Rd. #103, Orlando 407-345-0055 $$$ Contemporary Sushi Tang’s Thai Cuisine 555 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-345-8264 $ Modern Thai Cuisine Taverna Opa 9101 International Dr. STe 2240 Orlando 407-351-8660 $$ Greek and Mediterranean dishes Texas de Brazil 5259 International Dr. Orlando 407-355-0355 $$$ Slow roasted meats & traditional Brazilian side dishes Timpano Italian Chophouse 7488 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-248-0429 $$$ Martini bar & chophouse serving steak, chops & pasta Tommy Bahama Cafe 9101 International Dr. Orlando 321-281-5888 $$$ Island-inspired cuisine Vines 7533 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-351-1227 $$$ Grille & wine bar with live music Vito’s Chop House 8633 International Dr. Orlando 407-354-2467 $$ Classic steakhouse with an Italian flare Wantilan Luau Royal Pacific Hotel 6300 Hollywood Wy. Orlando 407-503-3463 $$$$ Hawaiian themed buffet & dinner show

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Millenia Blue Martini 4200 Conroy Rd. Mall at Millenia Orlando 407-447-2583 $$ Premier martini lounge Crave 4158 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL 32839 407-345-8788 $$$ Fresh,Vibrant, American West Caffe Positano 3030 E Semoran Blvd. Apopka 407-774-8080 $$ Family-owned authentic Italian Hagan O’Reilly’s 16112 Marsh Rd. #401, Winter Garden 407-905-4782 $$ Irish food & pub Tavern on the Lake 6996 Grande Ave. #200, Orlando 407-233-2900 $$ American food & lounge NYPD II Pizza 2589 S Hiawassee Rd. Orlando 407-293-8880 $$ Pizza & salad Downtown / Central 310 Lakeside 301 East Pine St. Orlando 407-373-0310 $$ New American cuisine & bar Amura Downtown 55 W Church St. Orlando 407-316-8500 $$$ Sushi, seafood, steak & wine Bananas 924 N Mills Ave Orlando, FL 32803 407-480-2200 $ Modern diner The Boheme Restaurant The Grand Bohemian Hotel 325 S Orange Ave., Orlando 407-313-9000 $$$ Eclectic & classic dishes with a modern twist

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Café Trastevere 825 N Magnolia Ave. Orlando 407-839-0235 $$ Casual Roman-Italian restaurant Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant 125 W Church St. Orlando 321-281-8140 $$$ Authentic Northern Spain & Catalan cuisine Cityfish Restaurant 617 E Central Blvd. Orlando 407-849-9779 $$ Neighborhood seafood restaurant Citrus Restaurant 821 N Orange Ave. Orlando 407-373-0622 $$$ New American cuisine with Latin inspirations Dexter’s 808 E Washington St. Orlando 407-648-2777 $$ Wine bar with rotating food menu Funky Monkey Wine Company 912 N. Mills Ave. Orlando 407-427-1447 $$$ Sushi-Steak-SeafoodWine-Beer-Sake Graffiti Junktion 900 E Washington St. 407-426-9503 $ American burger bar Hue 629 E Central Blvd. Orlando 407-849-1800 $$$ Urban bistro Ichiban 19 S Orange Ave. Orlando 407-423-2688 $$ Fresh sushi & Japanese cuisine Johnny’s Fillin’ Station 2631 S Ferncreek Ave. Orlando 407-894-6900 $ Sanwiches, salad, burgers & wings Juliana’s 2306 Edgewater Dr. College Park 407-425-1801 $$$ Fine Tuscan cuisine K Wine Bar 2401 Edgewater Dr. College Park 407-872-2332 $$$ Upscale dining featuring eclectic American dishes


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Kres Chophouse & Lounge 17 Church St. Orlando 407-447-7950 $$$ Progressive American steakhouse Paxia 2611 Edgewater Dr., College Park 407-420-1155 $$ Alta Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Lounge Senso Supper Club 13 South Orange Ave. Orlando 407-246-1755 $$ American cuisine & music Seito Sushi Baldwin Park 4898 New Broad St. Orlando 407-898-8801 $$ Sushi & Japanese fare Shari Sushi 621 E Central Blvd. Orlando 407-4209420 $$ Japanese food & sushi with an American flare Shin Sushi and Saki Bar 803 N Orange Ave. Orlando 407-648-8000 $$$ Fine Japanese dining Smokey Bones BBQ 3400 E Colonial Dr. Orlando 407-894-1511 $ Bar & fire grill Spice Modern Steakhouse 407 E Central Blvd. Orlando 407-481-9533 $$$ Eclectic & modern American cuisine Taste 717 W Smith St. College Park 407-835-0646 $ California small plate (tapas) style with Caribbean influences Urban Flats 183 S Orange Ave. #100, Orlando 321-332-6889 $$ Refined casual wine bar with flatbread specialties Wall Street Cantina 19 N Orange Ave. Orlando 407-420-1515 $ Tropical & Mexican themed menu with entertainment

Wildside BBQ & Grill 700 E Washington St. Orlando 407-872-8665 $$ Award-winning BBQ Winter Park Area 310 Park South 310 S Park Ave. Winter Park 407-647-7277 $$$ New American cuisine & bar Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine 108 S Park Ave. Winter Park 407-644-8609 $$ Family-owned authentic Turkish fare BRIO Tuscan Grille 480 N Orlando Ave. #110 Winter Park 622-5611 $$ Authentic Tuscan culinary creations Café de France 526 S Park Ave. Winter Park 407-647-1869 $$ Authentic French Cuisine Chez Vincent 533 W New England Ave., Winter Park 407-533-2929 $$ Upscale French restaurant Del Frisco’s Prime Steak & Lobster 729 Lee Rd., Orlando 407-645-4443 $$$ Prime steak & seafood Dexter’s 558 W New England Ave., Winter Park 407-629-1150 $ Wine bar with rotating food menu Enzian Theatre 1300 S Orlando Ave. 407-629-1088. $$ Fusion of food & film Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 933 N Orlando Ave. Winter Park 407-699-9463 $$$ Steak, chops, seafood salad & wine Fuji Sushi 1449 Lee Road Winter Park 407-645-1299 $$ Sushi & Japanese fare

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Hot Olives 463 W New England Ave., Winter Park 407-629-1030 $$ Gourmet AmericanMediterranean Houston’s 215 S Orlando Ave. Winter Park 407-740-4005 $$$ Diverse American classics LUMA on Park 290 S Park Ave. Winter Park 407-599-4111 $$$ Progressive American cuisine Mi Tomatina 433 W. New England Ave, Winter Park 321-977-4881 Spanish cuisine Pannullo’s 216 S Park Ave. Winter Park 407-629-7270 $$ Casual Italian fare Park Plaza Gardens 319 S Park Ave. Winter Park 407-645-2475 $$$ Fine dining sidewalk cafe & bar Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 610 N Orlando Ave. Winter Park 407-622-2444 $$$$ Sizzling steaks, seafood, salad & dessert Seito Sushi 510 N Orlando Ave. Winter Park 407-644-5050 $$ Sushi & Japanese fare Spice Modern Steakouse 326 S Park Ave. Winter Park 407-772-8176 $$$ Eclectic & modern American cuisine Urban Flats 601 S New York Ave. Winter Park 407-539-2220 $$ Refined casual wine bar with flatbread specialties Wazzabi 1408 Gay Rd. Winter Park 407-647-8744 $$$ Japanese steakhouse & sushi bar

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Instant Gratification By: Cathleen K. Bode Read more at: StyleToMe.com

> IL Decantino® is the most stylish decanter/aerator on the market today. This contraption could easily be mistaken for a scientific experiment. In addition to having a sophisticated look, this easy to use functional device also doubles as a great conversational piece of ‘wine’ art. This is an absolute ‘must’ for the wine lover unwilling to accept waiting up to an hour for an uncorked bottle of wine to breathe. A great gift for the Bride & Groom and to the wine lovers in all of us! Prices start at $43.95 for a single decanter (shipping included). www.pouringwine.com<

> OS Book Club: Portrait Jewels

> Portrait Jewels (May 2011, $45.00) is a richly illustrated and fascinating book of jewels and gems that will appeal to anyone interested in the history of jewelry, portraiture, and European culture. From the Renaissance to the end of the Belle Époque, from the Medici to the Romanovs, portraits adorned by jeweled frames were worn and displayed as precious

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Disney Area Artist Point Wilderness Lodge 901 W Timberline Dr. Orlando 407-939-3463 $$$ American Northwestern cuisine Boma Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Animal Kingdom Lodge 2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista 407-938-4722 $$ Flavors of Africa Bull & Bear SteakhouseÂŽ At Waldorf Astoria Orlando 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane Orlando 407-597-5500 $$$ hearty portions of classic fare Bahama Breeze 8735 Vineland Ave. Orlando 407-938-9010 $$$ Exciting Caribbean cuisine California Grill Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Contemporary Resort 4600 N. World Dr.Orlando 407-939-3463 $$$$ California cuisine Citricos Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Floridian Resort 4401 Floridian Wy. Lake Buena Vista 407-939-3463 $$$ Southern European cuisine

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Columbia Restaurant 649 Front St.Celebration 407-566-1505 $$$ Spanish restaurant Flying Fish CafĂŠ Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board Walk Orlando 407-939-3646 $$$ Contemporary seafood Hawkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing Steakhouse and Grille 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando 407-238-8829 $$$$ Steak, fish, pork,poultry & lamb High Velocity 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando 407-238-8690 $$$ Trendy sports bar House of Blues 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. Orlando 407-934-BLUE $$ Southern American food Il Mulino Walt Disney World Swan 1200 Epcot Resort Blvd. Lake Buena Vista 407-934-1610 $$ Vibrant Italian cuisine Imperium Food & Wine Restaurant & Wine Shop 606 Market St., Celebration 407-566-9054 Jiko Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Animal Kingdom Lodge 2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista 407-939-3463 $$$

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Fusion of African, Indian & Mediterranean cuisine Johnnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hideaway 12551 State Rd. 535 Orlando 407-827-1111 $$ Steak, fish & Floribbean cuisine La Coquina Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress One Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando 407-239-1234 $$$$ Fine French dining La LuceÂŽ At Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane Orlando 407-597-3600 $$$ Authentic Italian dining Market Street CafĂŠ 701 Front St. Celebration 407-566-1144 $$ Classic American dining Mikadoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Japanese Steakhouse 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando 407-238-8664 $$$ Japanese & Teppanyaki Moon Fish 7525 W Sand Lake Rd. 407-363-7262 $$ Fresh seafood and steak blending Pan-Asian, Cajun & Pacific Rim fare

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Planet Hollywood Downtown Disney Orlando 407-827-7827 $$ Classic American food The Plantation Room at Celebration Hotel 700 Bloom St. Celebration 407-566-6000 $$ Fine steakhouse, Florida seafood & salad Rainforest CafĂŠ Downtown Disney, Orlando 407-827-8500 $$$ Tropical & specialty items Renaissance Orlando 6677 Sea Harbor Dr., Orlando 407-351-5555 $$$ American & Japanese Ristorante Tuscany 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando 407-238-8577 $$$ First authentic Tuscan restaurant in Orlando Seito Sushi 671 Front St. Celebration 407-566-1889 $$ Sushi & Japanese fare Solaris 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando 407-238-8577 $$$ Homestyle cooking Todd Englishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bluezoo Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. Lake Buena Vista 407-934-1111 $$$ Fresh seafood & coastal world cuisine

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Victoria & Albert’s Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista 407-939-3463 $$$$ Contemporary American cuisine Wolfgang Puck Café Downtown Disney Orlando 407-938-9655 $$ Wolfgang’s classic dishes North Amura 950 Market Promenade Ave. Lake Mary 407-936-6001 $$$ Japanese sushi, seafood & steak Dexter’s 950 Market Promenade Ave. Lake Mary 407-805-3090 $$ Wine bar with rotating food menu Enzo’s Restaurant on the Lake 1130 S 1792 Longwood 407-834-9872 $$$$ Sophisticated Italian cuisine Fish Bones 7005 County Rd., 46A Lake Mary 407-581-2399 $$ Fresh seafood, steak & prime rib

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Hana Sushi 397 E Altamonte Dr., #1200 Altamonte Springs 407-830-9233 $$$ Classic Japanese & sushi Journeys Restaurant 1831 W State Road 434, Longwood 407-629-2221 $$$ Blending of world cuisine K Restaurant Wine Bar 2401 Edgewater Dr. Orlando 407-872-2332 $$$ Upscale dining featuring eclectic American dishes Kohinoor 249 W S.R. 436 Altamonte Springs 407-788-6004 $$ Authentic Indian food Nagoya Sushi 5661 Red Bug Lake Rd. Winter Springs 407-478-3388 $$ Innovative Sushi creations Stonewood Tavern 1210 International Pkwy., Heathrow 407-333-3292 $$ Oak burning grill featuring steak & seafood Terramia Wine Bar & Tavern 1185 S. Spring Center Blvd. Altamonte Springs 407-774-8466 $$ Authentic Italian dining

Vineyard Wine Company 1140 Townpark Ave., #1260 Lake Mary 407-833-9463 $$ Food & wine pairings South Bauern-Stube 8015 S Orange Ave. Orlando407-857-8404 $$ Authentic German cuisine Julie’s Waterfront 4201 S Orange Ave. Orlando 407-240-2557 $$ Seafood & healthy menu items Le Coq Au Vin 4800 S. Orange Ave., Orlando 407-851-6980 $$$ New world flavors Norman’s The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes 4012 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando 407-393-4333 $$$$ Flavors from all 4 corners of the world Padrino’s Cuban Bistro The Village at Hunter’s Creek 13586 S John Young Pkwy Orlando 407-251-5107 $$ Sushi Tomi SW-8463 S John Young Pkwy. Orlando 407-352-8635 $$ Sushi & Japanese

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How to Enter: Log on to StyleToMe.com and click on “Contests.” You will then be able to create a profile on Orlando Style’s online model community. Please include a brief description of yourself: date of birth, name, height, city you live in, measurements and dress size, occupation, hobbies, professional goals and ambitions. Entries are on an ongoing basis.

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Sponsors & Prizes: The winner will receive a complete “Style Package” donated by our luxury sponsors and have a chance to be on the cover! Visit: StyleToMe.com for prize details and info.

The Model Search 2010 Finals Winner will be announced in a future issue Congratulations to Mckenna, the winner of the April 2011 issue. Photo by Gianna Korbatsou

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Legal disclaimer: Votes are placed by readers and online users of Orlando Style. Winners are chosen by those votes and the professional advice of BEBE Models. No complaints or legal ways are permitted nor accepted. BEBE Models is permitted to overrule the decision of the electronic votes. In submitting votes to our website, all participants and contestants agree with these terms. All information and picture material submitted by the contestants or their representatives to Orlando Style Magazine are accepted to be used by Orlando Style Magazine and Orlando Style’s website.

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Our TOwn > The Mommies – A Musical Blog™ It’s all about The Bump…and everything that comes after! Orlando, FL- From the writer/producer of Menopause The Musical® comes the world premiere musical for today’s generation of mothers: those who shop and socialize online! The Mommies – A Musical Blog™ is all about being a mom… from pregnancy to empty nesting with laments about the post partum blues, tween challenges, and a shout out for discipline help to the Super Nanny! Choreographed in the style of today’s hottest YouTube videos, The Mommies – A Musical Blog™ is a 90-minute party! So Log On, Blog On! Join the fist pumping, hand waving finale and celebrate YOU because…Mommies Rock! May 6- June 12, 2011 Plaza ‘LIVE’ 425 N. Bumby Ave Orlando, FL 32803 407-228-1220 Plain White T’s- Hearts For Haiti Benefit Orlando, FL – Friday, May 13, 2011, the popular pop-punk band, Plain White T’s, known for hits such as “Delilah” and “1,2,3,4” will headline at Hearts for Haiti benefit that will donate proceeds to the Foundation for America’s Blood Centers (FBAC). FBAC, along with Foundation Presents and Mix 105.1, has formed Hearts for Haiti to provide disaster relief to Haitians in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. Hearts for Haiti will be held at The Beacham in downtown Orlando. Tickets for the benefit cost $35 and can be purchased at TicketFly.com, The Social Box Office at 54 North Orange Avenue or at Park Avenue CDs at 2916 Corrine Drive. May 13, 2011 at 6pm The Social 54 North Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32801 407- 246-1419 For One Night Only - An Evening With Bon Jovi Orlando, FL - Bon Jovi’s 2011 dates come fresh off the heels of the band earning the top-grossing worldwide tour of 2010, according to both Billboard and Pollstar, an honor achieved for the second time in just three years. The band will perform concerts in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe, presented by AEG Live. Globally, the Grammy® Award-winning band has sold more than 125 million albums, and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. Bon Jovi Greatest Hits (Island Def Jam Music Group) debuted at #1 around the world in November, with the band’s threedecade-spanning retrospective charting higher and selling more copies in its first week than their 1994 Cross Road re-

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lease, which has sold more than 21 million copies to date. Previously, the band’s “Lost Highway Tour” was named the #1 tour of 2008. Nearing three decades of an incredible career, Bon Jovi shows no sign of slowing down. Tickets can be purchased at the Amway Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 800-745-3000. May 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm Amway Center 400 W. Church St. Orlando, FL 32801 407-440-7000 Una Donna Piu—Bridal Show Everything for the bride, bridesmaids & maid of honor! Una Donna Piu will be hosting a Bridal Show that will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and will be offering packages that will fulfill the needs of every bride to be! Including hair color and style, manicure, pedicures, facials, laser hair removal, hair extensions, color consultation, makeup and so much more.You can also make up your own custom package for that upcoming oh so special day! Know of any brides? Refer them and get 15% off your next visit. When: May 15, 2011 from 11:00am to1:00pm Where: Una Donna Piu, 204 N Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 Call for more info at: 407-628-4555 “Brides In Bloom” - A Sophisticated Bridal Showcase Orlando, FL - Don’t miss the most luxurious bridal event of 2011. Meet over 75 of Florida’s most sought-after wedding professionals as you stroll among aweinspiring wedding displays, featuring lush floral designs, impeccable tablescapes, elegant wedding venues, couture bridal accessories, exotic honeymoon destinations and every resource imaginable to transform your wedding day into the celebration of a lifetime. Sample decadent hors d’oeuvres, sumptuous cakes & pastries while sipping on Champagne, martinis & signature cocktails. Enjoy unique live entertainment provided by worldrenowned musicians. Relax in comfort as you preview the hottest couture bridal gowns as they sweep down the runway, presented exclusively by Solutions Bridal Designer House. This one-of-a-kind bridal show only happens once a year… Sunday, May 22nd at the Gaylord Palms Resort. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. May 22, 2011 from 1-5 p.m. Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center 6000 W. Osceola Parkway Kissimmee, FL 34746 321-733-8816


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Events in May > Music

Miss Tess and The Bon Ton Parade

Deftones

La Bohème

May 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

May 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

May 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Diddy Dirty Money

McRaney’s Tavern

Hard Rock Live

Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

May 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

1566 W. Fairbanks Ave

6050 Universal Blvd

401 W. Livingston St

House of Blues

Winter Park, FL 32789

Orlando, FL 32819

Orlando, FL 32801

1490 E. Buena Vista Dr

407-622-4474

407-351-5483

407-770-0071

The Wailers

Girl Talk

James and the Giant Peach

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 407-934-2583

May 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

May 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm

May 14, 2011 at 11 am

Tim McGraw

House of Blues

House of Blues

Orlando Repertory Theatre

May 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

1490 E. Buena Vista Dr

1490 E. Buena Vista Dr

1001 Princeton St

Amway Center

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Orlando, FL 32803

400 W. Church St

407-934-2583

407-934-2583

407-896-7365

Joshua Bell

Manchester Orchestra/Cage

Miscellaneous

Orlando, FL 32801 800-745-3000

May 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

the Elephant

Earth, Wind and Fire

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

May 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Family Fest

May 3, 2011 8:00 pm

401 W. Livingston St

House of Blues

May 14, 2011 from 11:00 am

Hard Rock Live

Orlando, FL 32801

1490 E. Buena Vista Dr

to 4:00 pm

6050 Universal Blvd

407-770-0071

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Cranes Roost Park

407-934-2583

150 Cranes Roost Blvd

Orlando, FL, 32819 407-351-5483

Rumba Fest

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

May 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

James Taylor

Jeff Beck

Osceola heritage Park

May 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

May 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm

1875 Silver Spur Lane

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

The Science of Wine

Hard Rock Live

Kissimmee, FL 34744

401 W. Livingston St

May 14, 2011 from 7:00 pm

6050 Universal Blvd

800-745-3000

Orlando, FL 32801

to 10:00 pm

407-849-2577

Orlando Science Center

Orlando, FL 32819 407-351-5483

Bon Jovi May 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm

777 E. Princeton St Theater

Kylie Minogue

Amway Center

May 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

400 W. Church St

Alborea Dances

Hard Rock Live

Orlando, FL 32801

May 8, 2011 from 12:00 pm

6050 Universal Blvd

800-745-3000

to 3:00 pm

Orlando, FL 32819 407-351-5483

Casa Feliz 656 N. Park Ave

May 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Winter Park, FL 32789

Avenged Sevenfold

House of Blues

407-628-8200

May 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

1490 E. Buena Vista Dr

UCF Arena

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Ahimsa

Building 50 N. Gemini Blvd

407-934-2583

May 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Orlando, FL 32826

Wayne Densch Performing Bonnie Raitt

Arts Center

May 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

203 S. Magnolia Ave

Danzig

Hard Rock Live

Sanford, FL 32771

May 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

6050 Universal Blvd

407-321-8111

Hard Rock Live

Orlando, FL 32819

6050 Universal Blvd

407-351-5483

Orlando, FL 32819

Orlando, FL 32803 407-574-2233

My Chemical Romance

407-823-6006

407-571-8863

Chillounge

407-351-5483

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Taio Cruz

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> It all started years ago when he would close his eyes, put his headphones on, and visualize himself performing in New York’s Madison Square Garden wearing a red and black jacket. He imagined that one day he would come to America and work side by side with the idols that taught him how to sing. He envisioned that one day he would live his life doing what he loved, music. Little did this London native know that his vision would soon become a reality and his name would be found in the number one spot of the US top 40, earning him a number one record in the country. Born Adetayo Ayowale Onile-Ere, but better known by his

stage name, Taio Cruz, is a musical gem that is about to hit the world by storm. Born in London on April 23, 1983, this young talent built his name as a producer, singer-songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist in the UK, and now up and coming in the US.With an upbeat R&B/electropop sound, Taio Cruz’s career launched when he landed a US publishing deal at the age of eighteen and was founder and C.E.O of Rokstarr Music London. After putting together everything he learned from his US musical role models such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, Taio Cruz’s first debut sin-

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gle, “I Just Wanna Know” was released in 2006 and was played over 500 times in two months on KISS FM. Soon to follow in September 2007 was the release of his second single, “Moving On” reaching up to the top 30 in UK. His next single, “Come On Girl” featuring Luciana, was released in March 2008 and peaked at number five on the UK charts.

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With several hit songs throughout 2008, Taio spend 2009 working on his follow up album, Rokstarr. The release of Rokstarr on October 12, 2009 was entirely written and produced by Taio himself. The album’s lead song “Break Your Heart” was released on September 14, 2009 and reached number one in the UK, where it stayed for three weeks. It wasn’t long before “Break Your Heart” made its way to the US, landing the number one spot of the US charts for one week. The album’s fourth single in UK, and second in the US titled, “Dynamite,” debuted at 26 and peaked at number one on US top 40 earning Cruz his second US number one record. Not only is this talented artist a musician, but he has also launched the brand, Rokstarr, on September 1, 2009. The Rokstarr brand is a fashion and accessories line that has a focus on sunglasses and watches. Well-known artists such as Keri Hilson, Kanye West, and Kelly Rowland have been seen wearing them. More recently, building his fashion brand and his name as a musician,Taio Cruz’s current single, “Higher,” has been released in three different versions- one featuring Kylie Minogue, one featuring Pitbull, and one featuring Travis McCoy. Cruz has also been featured on the soundtrack of the TV series, Jersey Shore. Being young, talented, and hungry for success, there is a spark in Taio Cruz that guarantees the best of him is yet to come. With even more surprises down the road, Taio Cruz is living his musical dream and has no plans of stopping anytime soon.<

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Celebration Golf Club 701 Golf Park Dr. Celebration Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 6,792 407-566-4653 Champions Gate Golf 1400 Masters Blvd. Champions Gate 888-558-9301 Diamondback Golf Club 6501 S.R. 544 E. Haines City Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 6,805 863-421-0437 Eagle Creek Golf Club 14409 Narcoossee Rd. Orlando 407-273-4653 Falcon’s Fire Golf Club 3200 Seralago Blvd. Kissimmee 407-239-5445 Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe 6300 Jack Nicklaus Pkwy.,Windermere Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 7,173 407-876-5775

Grand Pines Golf Club 6351 International Golf Club Rd. Orlando 407-239-6909 Harmony Golf Preserve 7252 Five Oaks Dr. 407-891-8525 Hawk’s Landing Golf at the Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 6,810 407-238-8660 Hunter’s Creek Golf Course 14401 Sports Club Wy., Orlando Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 7,432 407-240-4653 Kissimmee Bay Country Club 2801 Kissimmee Bay Blvd. ,Kissimmee Size:a 18, Par: 71 Yardage: 6,846 407-348-4653

Kissimmee Golf Club 3103 Florida Coach Dr. Kissimmee 407-847-2816 Kissimmee Oaks Golf 1500 Oaks Blvd. Kissimmee 407-933-4055 MetroWest Golf Club 2100 S Hiawassee Rd. Orlando Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 7,051 407-299-8800 Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort 10400 C.R. 48 Howey-in-the-Hills 352-324-3101 Mystic Dunes Golf Club 7900 Palms Pkwy. Kissimmee 866-311-1234 Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge 16301 Phil Ritson Wy. Winter Garden 407-656-2626 Panther Lake Golf Course 16703 Phil Ritson Way Winter Garden, FL 407-656-2626

Remington Golf Club 2995 Remington Blvd. Kissimmee 407-344-4004 Reunion Resort & Club 7599 Gathering Dr. Davenport 407-662-1000 Arnold Palmer Legacy 1000 Reunion Way Reunion, Florida 34747 Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 6,876 The Independence 1000 Reunion Way Reunion, Florida 34747 Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 7,147 The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes 4048 Central Florida Pkwy. , Orlando 407-393-4900 Rosen’s Shingle Creek Golf Club Rosen Shingle Creek Universal Blvd. Orlando Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 7,213 407-996-9933

Southern Dunes Golf Club 2888 Southern Dunes Blvd., Haines City 800-632-6400 Timacuan Golf & Country Club 550 Timacuan Blvd. Lake Mary 407-321-0010 The Villas of Grand Cypress 1 N Jacaranda Orlando North, South, and East Courses Size: 9, Par: 36 Yardage: 3,521; 3,462; and 3,434, respectively The New Course Size: 18, Par: 72 Yardage: 6,773 407-239-4700 Waldorf Astoria Golf Club 14224 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane Orlando 407-597-3783 Walt Disney World Golf Courses Walt Disney World Lake Buena Vista Osprey Ridge 407-939-4653

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Fine Hotels Buena Vista Palace Walt Disney World Village, 1900 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista 407-827-2727 Celebration Hotel 700 Bloom St. Celebration 407-566-6000 Crowne Plaza 12000 International Dr. Orlando 407-355-0550 Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando 191 East Pine St. Orlando 407-841-1000 Embassy Suites Grand Beach 8317 Lake Bryan Beach Blvd. Orlando 407-238-2500 Eo Inn & Urban Spa 227 N Eola Dr. Orlando 407-481-8485

The Florida Mall Hotel & Conference Center 1500 Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-859-1500 Gaylord Palms Resort 6000 W Osceola Pkwy. Orlando 407-586-2000 The Grand Bohemian Hotel 325 S. Orange Ave. Orlando 407-313-9000 Grosvenor Resort Walt Disney World Village, 1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista 407-828-4444 Hard Rock 5800 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-503-ROCK Hilton 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd. Lake Buena Vista 407-827-4000 Hilton Orlando 6001 Destination Pkwy Orlando 407-313-4300

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando 407-597-3600 Hotel Royal Plaza Walt Disney World Village 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd. Lake Buena Vista 407-828-2828 Hyatt Regency 1 Grand Cypress Blvd. Orlando 407-239-1234 Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport 9300 Airport Blvd. Orlando 407-825-1234 Lake Buena Vista 8100 Lake Ave. Orlando 407-239-1144 JW Marriott 4000 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando 407-206-2300 Marriott Downtown 400 W Livingston St. Orlando 407-843-6664

World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr. Orlando 407-239-4200 Omni Orlando Resort 1500 Masters Blvd. Orlando 407-390-6664 The Peabody 9801 International Dr. Orlando 407-352-4000 / 800-PEABODY Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 5601 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-503-1000 Radisson Barcel贸 8444 International Dr. Orlando 407-345-0505 Renaissance Hotel 5445 Forbes Place Orlando 407-240-1000 Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld 6677 Sea Harbor Dr. Orlando 407-248-7344

The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes 4000 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando 407-206-2300 Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-996-9933 Rosen Plaza Hotel 9700 International Dr. Orlando 407-996-9700 Rosen Centre Hotel 9840 International Dr. Orlando 407-996-9840 Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando 6300 Hollywood Wy. Orlando 407-503-3000 Sheraton Orlando North Hotel 600 N Lake Destiny Dr. Maitland 407-660-9000

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane Orlando 407-597-5500 Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. Lake Buena Vista Swan: 407-934-3000 Dolphin: 407-934-4000 The Westin Imagine Orlando 9501 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407-233-2200 Wyndham Palace 1900 Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista 407-827-2727 Wyndham Resort 8001 International Dr. Orlando 407-351-2420

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Coffee Houses Aroma Coffee & Wine Bar Thornton Park 712 E Washington St. Orlando 407-426-8989 Daily News CafĂŠ 231 N Magnolia Ave. Orlando 407-648-8718 Java Lava Coffee Shop 47 E Robinson Ave Orlando 407-770-1888 Metro Espresso Pizza Cafe 417 E Central Blvd. Orlando 407-422-5282 Natura Coffee and Tea 12078 Collegiate Wy. Orlando 407-482-5000 Comedy Bonkerz at CityJazz Universal CityWalk Orlando 407-629-2665 SAK Comedy Club 29 N Orange Ave Orlando 407-648-0001

Dance Clubs & Lounges 23 23 W Church St. Orlando 407-246-5079 Antigua 41 W Church St. Orlando 407-649-4270 Atlantic Dance Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boardwalk Orlando 407-939-2444 Baby Grands 54 W Church St., Suite 250 407.849.1911 Back Booth 37 W Pine St. Orlando 407-999-2570 Backstage The Rosen Plaza Hotel 9700 International Dr. Orlando 407-996-9700 Big Belly Brewery 33 W Church St. Orlando 407-649-4270

Bliss Ultra Lounge 123 W Church Street. Orlando 407-849-5060 Blue Martini 4200 Conroy Rd. Mall at Millenia Orlando 407-447-2583 BĂśsendorfer Lounge 325 S Orange Ave. Orlando 407-313-9000 Cheyenne Saloon & Opera House 128 W Church St. Orlando 407-839-3000 Chillers 33 W Church St. Orlando 407-649-4270 Cigarz at CityWalk 6000 Universal Blvd. Ste. 740A Orlando 407-370-2999 Club at Firestone 578 N Orange Ave. Orlando 407-872-0066 Primetime Sports Bar and Grill 100 E Pine St. Orlando 407-422-5659

Destiny Nightclub 7430 Universal Blvd. Orlando, 407-351-9800 Dragon Room 25 W Church St. Orlando 407-843-8600 Ember 42 W Central Blvd. Orlando 407-849-5200 Eye Spy 54 N Orange Ave. Orlando 407-246-1599 Fiddlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Green 544 W Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park 407-645-2050 Finn Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 39 N Orange Ave.Orlando 407-648-0100 The Groove Universal CityWalk Orlando 407-224-2227 Heat 55 W. Church St., Orlando 321-280-4328 Howl at the Moon 8815 International Dr. Orlando, 407354-5999 Hush 7552 Universal Blvd. Orlando 407248-1973

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Latitudes 33 W Church St. Orlando 407-649-4270 The Lodge 49 N Orange Ave.Orlando 407-650-8786 Makos Backroom 27 W Church St. Orlando 407-246-5079 One Eyed Jacks 15 N Orange Ave. Orlando 407-420-1515 Peacock Room 1321 N Mills Ave. Orlando 407-228-0048 The Pour 118 S Orange Ave.Orlando 407-835-1900 Red Coconut Universal CityWalk Orlando 407-224-2425 Rix Lounge 1000 W Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista 407-939-3806 Rok Room 41 W Church St. Orlando 407-992-0398

Senso Supper Club 13 S Orange Ave. Orlando 407-246-1755 Sky 60 64 N Orange Ave. Orlando 407-425-7588 Suite B 50 E Central Blvd. Orlando 407-246-1750 Timpano 7488 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando 407-248-0429 Vintage 114 S Orange Ave. Orlando 877-386-7346 Vixen Bar 118 S Orange Ave. Orlando 407-999-9040 Wall Street Plaza Downtown Orlando 407-849-0471 Waitiki Lounge 26 Wall St. Plaza Orlando 407-481-1199 Wall Street Cantina Downtown Orlando 407-420-1515

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Tessa Wine & Cigar Bar 425A S Hiawassee Rd. Orlando 407-373-0005 The Wine Room 270 Park Ave. Winter Park 407-696-WINE The Vineyard 1140 Townpark Ave #1260 Lake Mary 407-833-9463

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Donald Trump June 14

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Dustin Hoffman Aug 8

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March 21 - April 19

April 20 - May 20

May 21 - June 21

June 22 - July 22

July 23 - August 22

August 23 - Sept. 22

From the 1-14 Venus blesses you with a deep appreciation of beauty and a sense of style. Schedule a session to pose for a portrait; your charisma is at a peak. The remainder of the month is all about money, you will have the energy and confidence to negotiate favorable deals and hunt for bargains on desired purchases. Order a customized stained glass front door for your dream home. Include red and royal blue, your favorite colors, in the design. Lucky days: 1, 9, 28

The New Moon on the 3rd is in your sign, a cycle of self-awareness begins, and it’s time to be image conscious. Remember, you get only one chance to make a good first impression. Reflect upon who you are and what the theme of your life is. From the 11-31 your natural musical abilities will be in top form. Interview different performers before selecting the best band or vocalist for your wedding or other important occasion. Lucky days: 3, 11, 30

A serious and commitment oriented influence is affecting your 5th house of love and romance. Design a keepsake album of wedding and other important photographs. Prominently display a favorite enlargement in a gold baroque frame. In your home prepare a hobby room or art studio. Your creative talents are in full swing and an avocation could foster a second career or a lucrative side business. Lucky days: 5, 14, 31

Jupiter makes a dynamic aspect in your career sector. A coworker could be planning a wedding or other major life style change. This will impact you and open the door to expanded opportunities. Host a party to honor this situation; networking will be especially successful for you. Have a photographer present to make small keepsake pictures of the guests and glue the images onto refrigerator magnets. The party favors will be a great hit, include your name and e-mail in the design. Lucky days: 7, 16, 25

Mercury, the travel planet, is exceptionally well aspected. A destination wedding during the first half of the month would exceed all expectations in terms of being a success. Sail with the one you love and all the guests to a tropical island or a Mediterranean port. Focus especially on the floral designs and table décor for the banquet. Sunflowers or gladiolas with bird of paradise or palms accented with gold ribbons would be great choices. Lucky days: 10, 18, 28

From the 12th on a supportive Mars influence enhances your vitality and sense of initiative. Refurbish your tennis court, paddock and stables or pool. Invite friends to unwind after attending the season’s biggest wedding event. Play a game, swim or ride horses. Have a camera handy and make keepsake snap shots of the fun. Tint a selection of the pictures with sepia tones and post them bulletin board style in the game room. Lucky days: 2, 11, 12

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Nicolette Sheridan Nov 21

Ozzy Osbourne Dec 3

Sienna Miller Dec 28

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Influences from Pluto and Saturn encourage nostalgia. Set an antique wedding table with vintage linens and heirloom crystal. Have your seamstress copy your great grandmother’s wedding dress for either your wedding day or a summer dinner party. Make an entrance wearing the gown, the archival photo from long ago is displayed in a place of honor. Violin, piano or harp music appeals to you. Have performers set the mood. Lucky days: 4, 13, 23

The Full Moon brightens your sign on the 17th. Emotions propel you forward as you plan an event to remember for always. Tiny mirrors or twinkle lights in a garden setting that has a note of the mysterious and gothic. What about a black wedding dress with attendants attired in silver and green? Film the event and provide CD’s, ask guests to look for secrets and surprises as they view the footage. Reunite at a later date and share impressions. Lucky days: 8, 17, 25

Your 6th house of health is prominent now. Organic cuisine, comfortable clothing that flows and flatters will appeal to you. Use edible plants and native wildflowers for your wedding or celebration table’s décor. Animals are always dear to your heart. Pose for a photo with your favorite pet or entice a wild creature to share in pix. Have individual packets of note cards of the photo prepared. Offer them to guests as party favor keepsakes. Lucky days: 1, 19, 27

Uranus, your ruler, highlights your 3rd house of communication and ideas. Keep the noise level low to facilitate relaxed and friendly exchanges. Gather some intriguing photos and share stories about them. You’ll be sensitive to temperature extremes, 4 6 5 so incorporate a pretty 2shawl, cape 8 or other attractive layered look into 3 8 While posing 1your 5 dress. 9 for1 that special photo, be 8 dramatic and add a dy3 namic note. You’re mov1 ing onward and upward 7 9 3 now. Lucky days: 4, 21, 22

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