We were invited down to experience a room with THE view! The newly rennovated Lobby Lounge at @ritzcarltonorlando was the perfect place to watch the sunset this evening while sipping a Tales of Mermaids craft cocktail. ↪️
The Tales of Mermaids is made with Cathead Honeysuckle vodka, Creme de Violet, Luxardo Cherry liqueur, fresh lemon, topped with prosecco and served with a Glimmer Sugar Rim. It made for a lovely sipper while taking in the new space. 🥂
Plan to grab a bite, we sampled several small plates including the seared tuna and the charcuterie and cheese board. Listed on the menu as "Salt Cured and Cave Aged", this meat and cheese board had numerous delicious suprises including olives, spiced nuts, local honey, tomato chutney, country bread and orange tortas. Yum! 🥂
The new Lobby Lounge invites the outside, inside with the addition of floor to ceiling windows which open upwards. During cooler weather expect the massive windows to be opened offering expansive views of the manicured grounds, fountains and pool area. 🥂
Sit back with a glass of wine, bubbly, craft cocktail or one of the many local craft beers on the menu and watch day turn to evening. 🥂
On Friday and Saturday evenings enjoy a rotating selection of live music. We stopped our conversation several times to take in the skilled @jamyourfaceoff play a dynamic catalog of music from current hits to classic faves. I caught this shot of him, during his epic Purple Rain guitar solo. Catch James with his full band for New Year's Eve.👏
The Lobby Lounge menu also includes festive dessert items including Outrageous Milkshakes, dessert cocktails and an Ice Cream Panini made with house ice cream and Nutella.🍧
We enjoyed the openness of the redesigned Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes lobby from the moment we stepped into the lobby. Contemporary and luxurious, with just the right amount of Florida flair. Follow @ritzcarltonorlando on social for more information on special events. 🥂
Perfect time to take this new 📷 out for a spin #lumix
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After an inspiring annual dinner last night, I’ve been thinking about Orlando’s potential futures and how my organization the @orlpartnership has the potential to impact that future.
Steps away from this photo, the fireworks from Disney were going off behind the streets of an underserved community surrounded by the tall walls of stadiums.
Opportunity is not evenly distributed. And in Orlando, that fact is more visible than in many other communities.
The mission of my organization to move our growing region towards a future of broad-based prosperity is something that I wholeheartedly and passionately support and believe in. I feel lucky that I get to work at an organization whose mission so perfectly aligns with my own beliefs and values.
We’re bringing it back to last weekend where we had the most beautiful day for such an incredible couple. This venue screams Orlando and we love the opportunity we have to add pieces to a space to overlook our city. #weddingwednesday
cue the theme song from “move it! shake it! mousekedance it! street party” because it’s a party, iT’S A PARTY, IT’S A PARTY, IT’S A PARTY since it’s my forever dcp roomie’s 21st birthday!!!!! hope it’s a gOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD TIME
It’s time for a giveaway! 😊 Whilst visiting @salatasalads in Winter Park for the fifth time, I couldn’t stop thinking about doing a gift card giveaway! 🎉 I was fresh from the Best of Winter Park event the night before where I had interacted with two Salata employees, enjoying more samples of their yummy food, so I was even more excited for this trip. 🥗 My salad this visit was ooooooooh so yummy and again quite different. 😋 This time I included sliced apples. 🍏 It was a new choice and it seemed to make the taste overall cooler, even though I still got that spicy chipotle dressing. 🌶 I can’t go without it cuz it is sooooooo tasty! 😘 Delicious, delicious and, yes, nutritious! 👍 This time I also visited just after noon, so I was among lots of others there to enjoy lunch. 👫👭👬 When will YOU visit? 🤔 It could be with a 💲2⃣5⃣ gift card! 💳 We’re giving away TWO! ✌ Want to win one? 👈 Just like this image and chime in below with your favorite UNEXPECTED salad ingredient! 🍽 In three days we’ll randomly select two winners, sharing winners via an Instagram story, as well as contacting them directly. 📲 Time to consider your ingredients. 🥦🍅🥒🌽🧀🥚 And there are LOTS from which to choose! 🍴 Like and comment to enter and win! 🎉🎉🎉 Please note: This is an Instagram contest, winners chosen from that post.
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The annual @ivanhoevillage Jingle Eve event is this Saturday from 5-10pm! Enjoy an evening of food + wine, fireworks, ice skating, shopping & more. The entire store will be 20% off. If you've bought tickets for the wine walk, we are indeed a wine stop. We'll also have @guacamolico parked out front; spend $75+ and your food is FREE. #dontmiscout
Alexa, play The Imperial March
It’s funny how as creatives and photographers we can think a particular shot is good in the moment but there’s almost always a better shot if we take more time to change our perspective. A while back we posted a shot from the exact same spot, but this time we got lower and adjusted our view of the Tie Echelon. We’re still seeing the exact same thing, but a change of your perspective can make a world of difference.
Tonight: come fall under the sway of a tall boy! Unlike the standard 12-ounce can, the tall boy has serious heft. It feels substantial, an honest pint for an honest price. $1.00 off all Tall Boys all night!
Introducing: Timothy!!!! I’ve had a bunny for 10 years before moving for college and always wanted to get another furry friend. When I saw Timothy & his previous owners looking for a new home for him on the side of the road, I instantly fell in love and knew I had to get him! So thankful for this little guy 💕💕💕
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✨Twinkle, Twinkle ✨
Downtown Orlando lights up the Jack Kazanzas Star for another year in a row with over 1,600 Lights!
The Star was first lit in 1955!
I’m excited to announce the first of many in an Orlando queer portrait series that spotlights the proud, queer individual’s that make up @thecitybeautiful’s vibrant LGBTQ+ scene
As a queer individual myself who has called Orlando home for the last EIGHT years, this is my own way of giving back to the community
Starting things off is Benjamin Gallagher aka @boykitsch™️, a 29-year-old writer born & raised in Florida who is a new go-go dancer at @parliament_house, and has a penchant for chocolate chip cookies
I met “Benji” after spinning a few records(mostly Madonna) at @thenookonrobinson for @waxnostalgic_orlando’s BYOV night. He uses his voice to speak about his personal experiences navigating life as queer individual from all aspects including mental health, nightlife, work, etc.
For the full piece, follow the link in my bio ✨💕
🤩 Lets take a quick peak behind the castle with all the dreamlights on... Yup. Still amazing. Just as there’s a front and back to the castle there’s also a front and back to life (not a graceful transition). My back end at home has been busy as all getup. I haven’t been posting as much, I miss taking pictures, and after a few more finishing touches on the home Emmie and I currently reside in I really hope to get back in the game. Miss you all much. Have a wonderful Sunday! 🏰 ✨