MEET LOCAL MAKERS AND ENTREPRENEURS MAKING ORLANDO A MORE INTERESTING AND DIVERSE PLACE TO CALL HOME
ARTICLES FEATURING LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES
Thrifting is an art form and one of my favorite activities. If you are looking for some of the best shops to hunt vintage treasures these are my favorite. From digging through racks of second-hand clothes or looking for home goods and furniture that need a new home, this is guide to my favorite thrift shops and antique malls in Central Florida.
Meet Jenna O’Brien, owner of Twenty Seven Creative. Her new shop in Lakeland is a beautifully curated space filled with paper goods and gifts and is shared with the soon to open Honeycomb Bakery.
Three Orlando women are adding more color to the city beautiful. Meet the local artists behind WISP Orlando and how they are bringing more murals to our city.
Sue Chin is a local restaurateur and designer. Get details about the popular sitting room inside Reyes Mezcaleria, how she came to run three concepts in Orlando with her husband, and some insights into the life of hospitality.
If you are looking for a local hang outside the comfort of your own couch to play video games, these are some of my favorite gamer spots in Orlando.
The Good Crowd, a new gift shop, has opened in College Park.
Get to know Lindsay Duensing, owner of Orlando’s most photographed coffee shop, Craft & Common.
From New York to Portgual, Carla Poma has now rooted her family in Orlando and is now bringing her handmade jewelry to markets and retail shops in Orlando and on the West coast. Get to know this local Orlando maker.
If you love buying plants, flowers, cacti, and the like, here are some places in Orlando that you can support from local nurseries to trendy shops.
Looking for a space to hold a party in Orlando? Say no to corporate spaces and large ballrooms, here are some local businesses that can host moderate sized parties, showers, and other celebrations.
A listing of over 150 women-owned businesses in Orlando and Central Florida. Happy International Women’s Day!
Jennifer Smurr, owner of Born and Bread Bakehouse sat down with me to talk about her wildly popular bakery and how she started her journey as a baker just a few years ago.
Meet the local maker behind Bloomwolf Studio. She sells her paper goods online and travels all over Florida (and beyond) doing pop-ups at local markets.
Looking to take a class in Orlando? Enlighten Us works with local teachers and hosts to put on fun and informative classes all over the city.
Meet a Maker! Arist Brandi Monard owns a whimsical design business called Brandelane with heavy Disney and theme park influences, ready to transport you to a fantastic escape.
Having a hard time keeping up with local makers? Here is a list of some of my favorites and some new kids on the block.
Meet local plant lady, Land of Alice. When she’s not slinging greens at markets she has created a beautiful retail space in Orlando.
Orlandos’ first flower truck is here! Get the budding news on Dahlias Flower Truck.
YAY! Tiny Shop is now open in Ivanhoe Village. Meet Stacy Coon, the owner of one of the tiniest retail shops in Orlando.
A new shop is coming to Ivanhoe Village. Miscellaneous Market will be a home to gifts, goods, home decor and furniture.
One of Orlando’s most beloved mobile trucks has a new home in College Park. Check out Gratitude Coffee’s new space.
Check out the Till Plant Company, the newest mobile shop in Orlando, helping our green thumb one plant at a time.
One of the oldest vintage shops in Orlando has a new home. Check out the new space in Winter Park!
Have you visited Orlando's Cat Cafe?
Check out these locally owned Orlando vintage and resale shops before you trek to the mall.
Meet Stephanie, owner of Little Wild Bloom. Find out how she took her talents on a more earthy route and where you can find her blooms around town.
There is an arts movement downtown thanks to the new West Arts District.
A brand new shop has opened in Winter Park with both Kinfolk vibes, sustainable goods and coffee.
Meet Samantha, owner of Gypset Collective. Find out how her beautiful jewelry came to be, and what advice she has for all the crafty girls in Orlando.
Meet Elizabeth, owner and artist behind Bright Light Paper in Orlando.