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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: FEATURED ARTICLES

RETIREMENT • INVESTING • VACATION

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TRAVEL • LIVING • HEALTH • DINING

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Luxury Living

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Destination Vacations

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Senior Living

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20 Saving For Retirement 24 Local Event Guide

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36 Travel In Style 38

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OPEN FLOOR PLANS

A Luxurious home is not just well appointed, it is one where the amenities allow you to feel spoiled. Pools, saunas, in-home gyms, backyard tennis courts, game rooms, and wine cellars are a few things that come to mind.

An open floor plan is one of the most sought-after criteria when deciding on a new home purchase or a new renovation idea. An open and airy floor plan allows the homeowner to elaborate on their design aesthetic and showcase the home’s individual, luxurious features, like a grand entryway or a beautifully designed staircase.

OUTDOOR KITCHENS If opulence and luxury are key, then a standard, fully-stocked kitchen is simply no longer enough. One may consider adding a cozy outdoor living area complete with outdoor kitchen, featuring built-in gas grills and refrigerated food and drink storage. Some other top amenities include expansive outdoor pools with water features such as waterfalls, hot tubs, changing cabanas, and saunas.

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WINE CELLARS Exquisite wine storage is another amenity that most affluent homes contain. Private wine cellars built using materials such as glass and wood and are often thought to be works of art themselves. When considering one of these beauties, many factors come into play. One will want to consider the placement, temperature, humidity control, and of course bottle size accommodations.

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING When it comes to luxury home ownership, nothing beats a great location. Everyone desires their own slice of blissful paradise. One of the most important aspects to consider are privacy features such as bushes, hedges, trees or walls. The right landscape design features provide a concealed oasis, where one can relax and wind down. Picture yourself in a secluded ranch or gated beachfront enclave!

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GAME ROOMS Game rooms or entertainment rooms are an old idea, but still on top of the list of luxury living ideas. Some would argue a luxury home is not complete without an in-home theatre or game room. The boundaries continue to be expanded with extra amenities such as indoor basketball courts, lavish sports bar set-ups, exquisite billiard areas, additional televisions and beverage storage.

IN-HOME TECHNOLOGY This newer trend has taken over the luxury market by storm, and these technological innovations have garnered the new term of “Smart Homes,� and along with it, smart devices. When it comes to technology, most

luxury builders cater to this tech-trend and offer amenities to help with just about all facets of home management. Some things you can do at the touch of a button or smartphone are control indoor climate, window and door security, and lighting. Additionally, an integrated smart home provides the owner with remote access cameras and security systems.

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DRESSING ROOMS A dressing room is simply an extension of the master bedroom. This feature is commonly a top priority for the wealthy, as it functions as a place to both store and display lavish items such as purses, shoes, hats, and jewelry. There is an increasing demand among the jet-set crowd for larger and more lavish closet designs. Typical setups include cedar shelving, storage chests, ample lighting, and mirrors for cosmetics or modeling outfits.

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TRENDING LOCATIONS FOR A GREAT VACATION

EXCITING TRAVEL

Destinations If you are looking for some exciting and awe inspiring travel destinations, consider the following destinations.

1. Sweden, a Scandinavian nation in Europe, offers some wonderful natural experiences and places to visit. Enjoy hiking in vast boreal forests and witness an all-white wild moose. Most principal cities, including Stockholm, are all coastal and offer breathtaking views of the towns and waterfront areas. There are historic medieval towns, an abundance of bridges, royal palaces, and museums to visit. Another sight you will not want to miss are the Northern Lights in Lapland. 2. Tenerife, Spain is the largest of the Canary Islands, which is dominated by Spain’s tallest peak, and dormant volcano, Mt. Teide. Enjoy parades, music, dancing, and a variety of colorful costumes at the Carnaval de Santa Cruz. The island hosts many beaches, some featuring black sand, resort areas to enjoy your stay, high-end restaurants, night clubs, golf courses, and water based sports.

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3. Greece, a southeastern European country with thousands of islands to explore and enjoy. There are a vast amount of sites to visit and places to see that tickle any particular interest. With a plethora of archaeological sites, museums, and historical tours, there is a lot to see and do. To name a few notable sites, The Acropolis is a must see as it is home to some of the most marvelous architectural feats known to exist by this advanced civilization, including the Parthenon and Erecthion. The Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens is the world’s only stadium built in its entirety of marble. This site is home to the first modern Olympics in 1896, where it held a whopping 80,000 people. Aside 14

from the numerous archeologic areas, Greece also has wonderful beaches, hotels, bars, restaurants, tours, ferries, and charters. 4. France, known for its exquisite cuisine, is also home to famous fashion houses, many classical art museums including the Louvre, and monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, Notre-Dame cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and the Palace of Versailles. There are also magnificent parks, great music, ancient cave drawings, and renowned wine tasting sites.


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RETIRE WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFESTYLE

Today’s upscale senior communities offer “resort style living” which is hospitality-oriented and resembles a 4-star hotel or cruise ship rather than a hospital or retirement home. Amenities Some of the more luxurious communities at the deluxe level even feature lively bars with chandeliers and overstuffed pillows. More standard amenities include:

Activities: Education and Entertainment, Fashion shows, Lectures from retired professors and various social and cultural events which are all examples of regularly planned activities for residents at higher-end facilities. In urban settings, planned outings to the city for museums, art galleries or theater visits are frequent occurrences as well. Grounds-keeping: Luxury communities are beautifully designed on the outside as well, from gardens to ponds to putting greens and walkways. Many include well-appointed courtyards for residents to socialize, relax, or enjoy a meal. Concierge Service: Offering ‘Concierge Service’ is what makes a Senior Living community a Luxury one. Similar to a hotel concierge, a resident can use the Concierge to arrange hotel flights or tickets to events, a service that makes these luxury communities clearly more desirable to prospective residents and their families. 16

Modern Therapies: Assisted living communities offer personal care to their residents, and the best communities often offer top notch therapy on top of standard care. In addition to specialized pet and physical therapy, upscale communities often also provide top notch occupational therapy, and music therapy, and always from trained and certified professionals. Residences: The kitchen is the focal point of any home and it’s no different when looking at the residence at an Assisted Living community. A standard assisted living apartment has a kitchenette, traditionally including a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a small amount of cabinet and counter space. The luxury assisted living residences feature full kitchens and appliances plus top of the line finishes, like granite counter tops for instance. (. . .continued on page 18)


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Dining: An upscale senior living community will most likely retain a registered dietitian on staff and employ experienced chefs who serve gourmet meals. Choice and variety are crucial for the success of a kitchen at a luxurious community and most have more than two restaurants within the community, each with their own menus. Personal Fitness Trainers and Recreational Facilities: Recreation rooms are always available to use at the residents’ convenience, with computer labs, fitness rooms and cinemas. Fitness programs supervised by physical therapists and personal trainers are also kept on staff by any upscale community. High-end assisted living communities also provide full service spa treatments, beauty salons for the women and barbershops for the men. Additionally, no luxury assisted living community would be complete without a heated pool and spa, which are always popular with residents. Pet Friendly: Studies have shown that pet ownership has been shown to be beneficial to seniors, and more and more luxury communities are open to 18

allowing residents to have their pets on site. There can sometimes be limitations regarding the size and number of pets. They frequently provide pet care such as dog walking, nail clipping, grooming and litter-box changes as well as formal, certified pet therapy. Spacious Apartments: One can expect about 20% more square footage at a Luxury community (approx 600 sf versus 500 sf at a standard community). A Two bedroom apartment at an upscale community can be more than 1200 square feet. Clearly, senior living is not what it was years ago. And for the retiree with means, it can be a lively, active, and rewarding lifestyle full of growth and fun!



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10 Year Countdown

To Retirement

Money See Where You Stand - It’s time to assess how prepared, or unprepared, you are financially for retirement. •

Take a quick test: Assuming your retirement is about 10 years away, you want to have roughly seven times your current salary in savings, according to research from Fidelity. That puts you on the road to having about 10 times your final salary saved by retirement and maintaining your present standard of living. Retire before hitting 67 and you’ll need more saved; after, you’ll need less.

Do a deeper dive: Plug your current numbers (such as earnings, savings and future pensions) into an online calculator to estimate your retirement income. Experts say you’ll need 75 to 80 percent of preretirement income to live well — debatable but a good starting point.

Don’t despair: You have 10 years to act, by earning more, trimming expenses or delaying retirement. “Whatever you can do can only help,” says George Papadopoulos, a financial planner in Novi, Mich.

Save the easy way If you’re among the 82 percent of workers paid via direct deposit, save more by splitting your pay across accounts. Have your payroll department put part of each check into an online savings account, where it’s out of sight and out of mind. The direct-deposit users who split their deposits save up to $90 more per month than those who use another method to save, according to a recent study.

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Pad your nest egg If you already have significant savings in a 401(k), 403(b) or IRA, open a Roth IRA (in 2019 you can contribute up to $7,000 if you’re 50 or older), or put money into a regular taxable account. •

Why do it? You’re laying the groundwork for lower taxes later. Say you need a new roof on your house in retirement; If you take money from a 401(k) or traditional IRA, it is taxable as ordinary income, and you may end up in a higher tax bracket, explains Carolyn McClanahan, founder of Life Planning Partners. But you can pull your contributions from a Roth IRA tax free (earnings, too, if you’re at least 59½ and have had the Roth at least five years). You can also invest via a basic taxable brokerage account; when you sell securities, you’ll pay only (usually lower) capital gains taxes on the profits.

Pay down the mortgage The problem with a mortgage in retirement is that you may have to sell investments to cover payments. And sometimes that will be when the markets are down - the worst possible time to sell, says Shelley Giordano, chair of the Funding Longevity Task Force at the American College of Financial Services. Her advice: 1. In place of your monthly payments, make half payments every two weeks. Those 26 payments per year are the equivalent of 13 monthly payments, resulting in a faster payoff and lower total interest costs. 2. Got a tax refund? A bonus? A side job? Apply that to your principal. 3. Avoid refinancing your mortgage, since a new loan with a later payoff date means more of your monthly payment goes to interest expense, not an increase in your home equity. 4. Don’t use a home equity loan or line of credit for purchases. The new tax law makes that less attractive, says Giordano. And this is the wrong time to be growing your mortgage debt. 22


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Put new retirement savings to work Not sure where to invest additional money? Aim for growth, somewhere between a trip to Vegas and stuffing cash into your mattress. The sweet spot • Balanced mutual funds: Seek a mix of stocks and bonds;

a 50/50 or 60/40 ratio of stocks to bonds is reasonable. • Target-date mutual funds: These balanced funds automatically adjust investments to lower risk as you age.

Conservative but sound • High-grade corporate bond funds • Money market accounts • U.S. government bond funds • Certificates of deposit and online savings accounts (See bankrate.com for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.–insured banks offering higher rates.) • Series I inflation-protected savings bonds (sold at treasurydirect.gov)

Work Prepare Your Plan B - Ask yourself these questions, and be honest. 1. Do I work in a stable and growing industry? 2. Do I work for a stable and growing company? 3. Is my heart still in it? Have you answered no to any? It’s time to update your LinkedIn profile and see what else is out there.

Why do it: Only about half of workers cruise their way to a planned, voluntary retirement; the rest of us exit prematurely, often as a result of job loss or burnout. You still have time to regroup. “With 10 years to go, there is still enough runway to make a mark,” says career and retirement expert Nancy Collamer.

How to do it: You know the routine. Tell people who can help you. Sign up for job alerts on the go-to site in your industry. Browse the postings that interest you, and note the skills that employers are seeking.

Want to stay put? Get busy anyway. “Whether you drive a bus or work in a store or in a professional occupation, maximize your opportunities by building your capital,” Collamer advises. “Give talks or write articles to boost your profile, or take advantage of short-term training programs.” One option: Go to linkedin. com/learning and get online access to thousands of business, creative and technology courses for $30 per month.

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Miller, Mark and Powell, Robert, AARP (2019, Feb 6). Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2019/10-year-countdown.html


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LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

CENTRAL FLORIDA PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

MAY

MAY 1 | RIVER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Join us in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida as the brick streets get transformed into an artist mecca for the 9th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts – A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Event with artwork from some of the best artists in the country! For more info visit: stjohnsriverartfest.com MAY 5 | CINCO DE MAYO Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at our Lakeridge After Hours Fiesta! This special after hours event in our Wine & Cheese Bar. Your favorite Lakeridge wines by the glass, a selection of domestic and import beers, and of course our delicious cheese plates will all be available for purchase at the event. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3eNyfFW

JUNE

JUNE 16 | WATER BASH Beer and wine, appetizers, an Italian dinner buffet, desserts, and, of course, GOLF! All for a good cause 26

as all proceeds from this event benefit Water For People. Water For People is a global nonprofit dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in nine countries. $75 - $100 For more info visit: waterforpeople.org JUNE 27 | SUMMERFEST FIREWORKS The 6th Annual Summerfest Fireworks Show is bigger than ever offering live entertainment, food vendors, summer eating & dancing contests, kids fun area, activities and more. On June 27th, thousands will fill the park to enjoy the Summer Fireworks Show. For more info visit: simplyeventsfl.com

JULY

JULY 4 | CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM Be sure to wear your red, white, and blue, and bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy this Winter Springs tradition. This is our largest event and features a wide range of vendors, kids’ activities, and entertainment everyone can enjoy. At the (. . .continued on page 28)



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CENTRAL FLORIDA PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

(. . .continued from 26) end of the night, settle in to watch our Fireworks Spectacular display. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3i2STEd JULY 18 | WATER LANTERN FEST As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Magical nights include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. $1 - $50 For more info visit: waterlanternfestival.com JULY 25 | BEER & BURGER THROWDOWN Join us at the 6th Annual Beer & Burger Throw Down for another epic competition of local burger restaurants, food trucks, and breweries. Local Craft Brewers will be offering 3 hours of free beer samples to compete for awards. And YOU choose the winner! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2PRvKrC 28

AUGUST

AUG 3 | ORLANDO’S WINE MIXER A summer festival of food, music, and wine! This event is benefiting a new non-profit, the Avrio Foundation, helping to keep arts and culture a part of the growth of Orlando. So support the arts and culture of your city, while enjoying a nice glass of wine. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3cTAkyE AUG 22 | UNLEASHED. UNCORKED. UNFRAMED. It will be a magical evening with exemplary wines, gourmet cuisine, spectacular live and silent auctions, and a private art sale. Come together to support Franklin’s Friends and local animal welfare. For more info visit: unleashedfundraiser.info

SEPTEMBER

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CENTRAL FLORIDA PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

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conclusion of our event; live music with 3rd Verse and national recording artist, David Gerald; food and craft vendors and much more! It is a FREE, fun-filled event that is full of something for everyone! For more info visit: stcloudmainstreet.org SEPT 19 | Orlando Whiskey Festival This year’s event will feature: fine single malt, blended scotch and American whiskeys including bourbon and rye, flavored whiskeys, beer and wine. Gourmet menu selections will be on site from some of Orlando’s most popular restaurant groups. An outside lounge area will include live entertainment! For more info visit: whiskeynbizz.com SEPT 26-27 | Art & Craft Festival Get ready for another top notch craft festival! Shop handcrafted leather goods, paintings, photography, personalized products, glassworks, and much more! Stroll along this beautiful area and visit with the nation’s best crafters at this free, weekend event. For more info visit: artfestival.com 30

OCTOBER

OCT 3 | TASTE OF LATIONO Bask in the scents, sounds, and flavors of Latin American Foods, Wine, Art, and Music! Enjoy from featured cultures: Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Peru, Venezuela and MORE! For more info visit: tasteoflatino.com OCT 8 - 11 | BBQ & BLUES FESTIVAL While you’re feasting on delicious BBQ, you can enjoy LIVE music on our outdoor stage with some of the area’s top Blues bands, plus some great solo acts inside at our Wine & Cheese Bar. We’ll have a large assortment of Arts & Craft vendors set up offering a wide variety of art and hand-crafted items. $10 For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2Vgzbv1

NOVEMBER

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CENTRAL FLORIDA PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

(. . .continued from 32) energy to go cultural for the weekend. They’ll enjoy using that energy on the cheery music with non-stop dancing! For more info visit: orlandogreekfest.com NOV 28 | POTTERY & ARTS MARKET Shop the diverse range of these artists’ original functional and decorative work, such as handmade everyday dishware, elegant ceramic jewelry, sculptural and figurative work inspired by Florida’s flora and fauna, whimsical and practical home and garden decor, and much more! For more info visit: orlandopotteryfestival.org

DECEMBER

DEC 7 | WINTER WONDERLAND Stop by the Winter Springs Town Center and enjoy the festivities this holiday season at Winter Wonderland presented by AdventHealth! It all kicks off with one of the longest-running traditions in our city, the 38th annual Holiday Parade featuring local talent and business. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3i2VSwp

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DEC 13 | THE NUTCRACKER The talented dancers from Ballet Fedotov and the Russian Academy of Ballet Alafaya present this classic holiday story of a young girl named Clara who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his fierce battle against the Mouse King. Spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, and the rich, melodic score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky bring this tradition to life and bring warmth to your holidays. $23-28 For more info visit: https://bit.ly/387Y5lQ

JANUARY

JAN TBA | HIGHLAND GAMES The history and culture of these events are centuries old and we are honored to represent that heritage at the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games. Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit that we hope will awaken your soul! For more info visit: flascot.com

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CENTRAL FLORIDA PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

(. . .continued from 32) JAN 25 | ZORA NEALE HURSTON FESTIVAL The event takes place primarily in Eatonville, her hometown. First presented in 1990, ZORA! Festival is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event composed of public talks, museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, arts-education programming and a three-day Outdoor Festival of the Arts. For more info visit: zorafestival.org

FEBRUARY

FEB TBA | DRAGON PARADE This annual event celebrates the Lunar Year with Japanese Taiko, acrobatic performances, cultural dances, cuisine, martial arts demonstrations and a lively Dragon Parade. Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020! For more info visit: centralfloridadragonparade.org FEB 12-14 | MOULIN ROUGE THE BALLET Get up close and personal with the bohemian world of Paris in its heyday and the spiritual birthplace of the Cancan as Orlando Ballet presents Moulin Rouge® The Ballet, 34

transporting audiences to the most famous cabaret in history. Choreographed by acclaimed director and choreographer Jorden Morris, experience the explosive story of young love and rising stardom set against a sizzling Parisian backdrop. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/31o7295 FEB 19-21 | UPTOWN ART EXPO The ninth Annual Celebration of Art & Music will feature 145 fine art & craft artists, as well as chalk street artists, and live music performances all weekend. Free Admission & Free Parking! For more info visit: Uptownartexpo.com

MARCH

MARCH 4-14 | STRAWBERRY FEST The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake.For more info visit: flstrawberryfestival.com (. . .continued on page 35)


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CENTRAL FLORIDA PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

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MARCH 19-21 | WINE & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL This signature event marks the beginning of springtime and the warmer weather brings people out to enjoy fabulous live outside music and entertainment throughout the entire weekend. Local Artists and Crafters are invited to display their work. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3dFTPe9

APRIL

APRIL 10-11 | BLUES AT THE WINERY Those who enjoy sipping a glass of Lakeridge wine and listening to The Blues, this event is a must see. By popular demand, the area’s most talented Blues musicians will perform on the outdoor stage as well as inside at the Wine & Cheese Bar. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food will be available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and wine tasting. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2ZbtSy6

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APRIL 20-25 | CATS CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2CKoiew

MAY

MAY 1 | RIVER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Join us in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida as the brick streets get transformed into an artist mecca for the 9th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts – A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Event with artwork from some of the best artists in the country! For more info visit: stjohnsriverartfest.com MAY 4 | HAMILTON Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3ifnsXw


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Travel in Style – by Bonnie Roseman

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 35 years as a stylist, it’s to “carry on,” and by that of course, I mean take a carry-on bag! In order to make travel easier for my busy clients, I’ve spent years developing techniques to make traveling simple and fun. A carry-on bag is key to making your journey more enjoyable; no more hauling multiple bags, or worrying about losing your luggage, which can ruin your trip before you even begin! In my most recent trip abroad, I traveled to the Scandinavian countries before flying to Greece for a little sun in the Cycladic Islands. After that, it was off to Italy and over the Alps. All the while, I had just one bag with me. (. . .continued on page 36) 36


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To make the most of your luggage space, I suggest you wear your jeans and sneakers, and carry your leather jacket while you travel, to save space in your bag. Roll all items tightly! It saves space, and keeps everything from wrinkling. I usually prefer to stuff my undies and socks in my shoes. Select pieces with fabrics that can wash and hang to dry without needing to be pressed – it’s easier to keep things fresh and avoid using foreign cleaners that can be very expensive. Here are the basics for 6 weeks of traveling abroad across different climates. This short, gender-neutral list includes the basics for a great travel wardrobe. I recommend that your main wardrobe color for travel be black. It looks slimming on everyone, and doesn’t show dirt as easily. A few colorful tee tops can be added to give a little zip to your ensemble. All of these items will fit into your carry-on luggage and provide options for mixing and matching stylish looks while you see the world. You can then personalize your list by adding your toiletries, gloves, hat, or other essential accessories as needed.

TRAVEL WARDROBE Underwear 6 undergarments 6 pairs of socks Pajamas (your choice) Outerwear 2 tee shirts 2 button down shirts (one dressy, one casual) 2 pairs of pants (one jean, one black trouser) 1 pair of shorts 2 jackets (one leather, one raincoat) 1 cashmere sweater (pullover or cardigan) 1 bathing suit 1 basic black blazer (can be worn day or night) Accessories Scarves (colorful, lightweight) Belts (at least one black) Jewelry (a few pop pieces) 1 tie (traditional or bow tie) Shoes One heel or dress shoe One pair of flats (for day or night) One pair of sandals

Feel good, and look even better! Please contact me personally if you have any questions or would like to see my unique travel collection which can be dressed up or down. Bonnie@bonnieroseman.com | www.bonnieroseman.com | 917-209-0516 Bonnie Roseman Bio Fashion Designer. Style Consultant. Wardrobe Architect. The press has designated Bonnie Roseman as the ultimate fashion expert over the years. Featured on the NBC Today Show, People Magazine, and more, Roseman furthered her B-L-T brand by presenting her collection through the Home Shopping Network and Home Shopping Europe. Bonnie Roseman’s BLT has evolved into a full service boutique for women of all body types and lifestyles, featuring wrinkle-free fabrics and unique accessories that pack well and travel lightly wherever you go. Schedule with Bonnie and she’ll tell you all the secrets she’s been telling her clients for over 30 years. 38


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