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Oftentimes when looking for furniture for our homes, we can become disappointed with the selection available at many big-box retailers. If you’ve been having trouble finding the stylish, high-quality furnishings you desire, check out some of these Central Florida luxury furniture shops.   1) Anna Bananas Home Market Anna Bananas Home Market, established in 2010, is located in the charming historic downtown DeLand. This store specializes in repurposing, reclaiming and recycling old materials into distinct and stunning new creations.   Anna Bananas’ furniture is built by master craftsmen and made to meet the specific needs of customers. With an eclectic mix of home décor, candles, locally made soaps, art prints and cards, Anna Bananas provides a fun shopping experience for Read More…

What do Napa Valley, Burgundy and Central Florida all have in common? That’s right—they are all wine-producing regions. It may come as a surprise to some, but Central Florida is home to several award-winning wineries and vineyards, many of which offer wine tastings and vineyard tours. Here are a few of our favorites:  Image credit: Stockfreeimages.com 1) Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Since opening in February of 1989, Lakeridge has been a pioneer in the development of table and sparkling wines made from Muscadine and hybrid grapes. The Lakeridge and Lakeridge Reserve wine brands have won more than 600 awards for excellence in winemaking. Lakeridge is situated on a 127-acre estate in the rolling countryside of Clermont, approximately 25 miles west Read More…

Known primarily as a business district, Downtown Orlando is slowly but surely transforming into a cultural hub of leisure, creativity and entertainment.  Most recently, Downtown Orlando introduced the newly renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl and the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, with much more on the horizon. Here are few projects that are currently in production in the downtown area. Brownstones at Thornton Park Completion Date: Fall 2015 http://brownstonesthorntonpark.com Conveniently located in the Thornton Park District, the Brownstones are a three-story luxury townhome development on Mariposa Street. The Brownstones at Thornton Park will mimic the look and feel of traditional New York City brownstones. With 28 units, the residential development will feature rooftop terraces, double car garages, and summer kitchens. Read More…

If you’re looking for fun activities to partake in this holiday season, look no further than Winter Park, Florida. Winter Park provides a plethora of holiday festivities for the entire family, with events lined up through the month of January. Here’s a list of Winter Park events you should plan on attending this holiday season.   Holiday Movies at Lake Eola Park Every Friday in December Family-friendly holiday movies are shown every Friday in December in the Disney Amphitheater in Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park. Beginning at 7 p.m., these free events are a Central Florida holiday tradition.   Baldwin Park Winter Spark Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 The community of Baldwin Park is kicking off its holiday season Read More…