A HUGE thank you to all who attended our February Galentine’s Day Girls Night Out Networking social at Kings! The staff at Kings showed us an awesome time and provided us with an amazing specials menu! How about those pop rocks martinis?! Oh and the buffalo chicken wontons - yummy!
Below you will find an index of the amazing businesses that helped make our February Girls Night Out event even more fun; including their information to connect. This is a great opportunity to connect with those vendors that you might have missed networking with at the event. I also encourage you all to like each other's pages to keep the love going; as we all grow together! Oh, and don't forget to keep them in mind for your future shopping and event needs.
Right Angle Photography - Danny Woodard
Danny of Right Angle Photography joined us again at our February GNO as our amazing professional photographer! Danny is a great local photographer and is available to schedule your next event or mini session! Looking for Easter minis, be sure to reach out to Danny!
Hunter vision joined us at our GNO and provided information on all that they offer. Hunter Vision believes in freedom of sign; they offer the latest vision correction procedures, including LASIK, ICL, RLE, and refractive cataract surgery. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by their table, be sure to contact them for a free consultation (Tell them Orlando Housewives sent you!) You can also learn more about this highly rated Orlando Business by checking out their website and visiting their social media pages.
Williamsburg Physical Medicine
Williamsburg Physical Medicine joined us again and provided us with lots of great information on how we can cure our aches and pains! Williamsburg Physical Medicine is a chiropractic office located on Central Florida Parkway. They are looking to be the solution to people with significant back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Every patient is distinct. That is why everyone they treat has a different protocol to address their specific needs and the correct the underlying problems that are causing their pain. Be sure to visit their website and Facebook page for more information!
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/marandoboudoir
MARANDO Boudoir joined us for our galentine’s event! They are a local, female owned business on a mission to help ALL women feel powerful, sexy, and confident in their current body. I have to say, the pictures they had one display were BEAUTIFUL and I just know you’d be happy with all that they offer! Be sure to check out their Facebook page and website.
Senegence - Linda Walk
Facebook: Walk with Confidence in Beauty
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Linda was unable to join us at our event, but if you are looking to learn more about Senegence, be sure to check out her website or Facebook page! Senegence has LipSense, which is the super popular long-lasting (4-18 hours!) liquid lip color that is formulated to molecularly bond to your lips. LipSense is Waterproof, 💋Kiss-proof, 👶🏻Kid-proof, 🌿Vegan and🙈 Cruelty-free. It’s also the official lipstick of Broadway! In addition to LipSense, SeneGence offers many other long-lasting products, such as eye shadow, foundation, blush, mascara, etc. as well as an amazing skin care line!
This weekend a few of my girlfriends and I continued my 31st birthday celebration and headed into Tampa for the Florida State Fair. I had not been to a fair since probably 2012 when I was still living in Virginia, so I was pretty excited to see what the Florida State Fair had to offer.
First of all, this is probably the BIGGEST fair I have EVER been to. The amount of food, vendors, rides, and things to see was insane. I had never been to a fair that had vendor booths for local vendors to sell their items. Nor one that had artwork by local students up on display. The food ranged from your typical fair food (cotton candy, turkey legs, fried twinkies, and funnel cakes) to fresh fruit, edible cookie dough (fried too!), BBQ, gyros, and so much more! It was honestly hard to decide on what to eat because everything looked and smelled SO yummy. My friends and I ended up with cotton candy, a gyro, edible cookie dough, fried cookie dough, chili cheese fries, funnel cake, and an arepa with cheese. I wish we could have tried more, but we were stuffed.
The fair also brought in animals that I have never seen at a fair before - giraffes, alpacas, zebras, camels, Budweiser clydesdales, and bears! It was fun watching people get up close and personal with those friendly and always hungry giraffes. The camels were some of the coolest camels I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen two humped camels nor have I seen ones that are so furry - they are super cute. I think my favorite though is between the alpaca and the bear. I, like many, have recently developed a love for llamas and alpacas, and the bear was SO chubby I just wanted to give it a big bear hug.
My friends and I had the unlimited ride wristband (weekends $35) and let me tell you, I highly recommend it. We had no problem walking right on so many rides and attractions. No need to figure out tickets or search in my purse, we just walked right up and got right on. There were multiple ferris wheels, but the best was the largest one right near the potato sack slide. You get an amazing view of the whole fair. The slide next to it was a ton of fun, but I’ll admit, I freaked out for a hot second. I survived though and immediately got myself a fresh squeezed lemonade - YUM! Some other rides we rode were the gondolas that take you from different parts of the fair, bumper cars, and many of the fun houses. There are TONS of rides for all you daredevils that like to spin too.
So what did I think of my first visit to the Florida State Fair in Tampa? I’d say it was pretty awesome and I would gladly go back! I was there for many hours and still feel like I didn’t see everything. If you’ve been wondering if it’s worth it, I say YES! Make your way to the Florida State Fair before it’s gone!
The fair is running until 2/18; to learn more about what to expect at the fair, be sure to check out my earlier post here.
Disclaimer: I am a This Is Press Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending events and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest live entertainment, This is Press has provided me with complimentary tickets to the Florida State Fair and other exclusive opportunities. As always, all opinions are my own.
Cirque du Soleil Adds Three Weeks to the Orlando Engagement of its Breathtaking and Heart-warming Production, LUZIA!
Performances now scheduled from March 7 to April 21, 2019
Under the white-and-gold Big Top at The Florida Mall
Due to popular demand, Cirque du Soleil is excited to be adding three weeks of performances (April 1 – 21, 2019) to the previously-announced Orlando engagement of its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. With its new dates of March 7 to April 21, 2019, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at The Florida Mall to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.
“LUZIA(…) is superb” The Chicago Tribune
“Dazzle(s) the eye with luminous spectacle and gasp-worthy, derring-do.” Bay Area News Group
In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.
The Big Top Experience for the FIRST TIME in Orlando
Since its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has been presenting traveling Big Top shows all around the world. The overall excitement of going to the circus, the otherworldly atmosphere of the Big Top, as well as its intimate setting elevate the Cirque du Soleil experience. LUZIA is the company’s 17th show to be presented under a Big Top.
?The PERFECT gift for Valentine’s Day ?
LUZIA wants to treat everyone for Valentine’s Day and offer a special price of $95 for two tickets. (for a limited time only and valid on select performances) Visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/deals for more details.
Looking for a more VIP Experience?
Hennessy Black VIP Experience & Behind-The-Scene Packages
Discover our Hennessy Black VIP Experience package – a cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the show, access to the best seats for greater comfort, complimentary parking and more! Behind-The-Scene passes comprising of a backstage tour and a meet & greet with the artists are also available in limited quantities.
More about LUZIA – A waking dream of Mexico
Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, in association with Brigitte Poupart, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.
With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of cenote (natural sinkhole), and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulations.
For ticket information or more information about individual packages and corporate hospitality opportunities, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia
To watch a preview video of LUZIA, visit www.cirk.me/LUZIA_Preview.
To learn more about the integration of water in LUZIA, watch http://cirk.me/LUZIAWaterVideo.
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About Cirque du Soleil
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities in over 60 countries. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com
Partners & Sponsors
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Hennessy Black, as well as LUZIA’s Affiliate Partner, MÉXICO.
Disclaimer: I am a Boza Agency Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest live entertainment, Boza Agency has provided me with complimentary tickets to Cirque du Soleil shows and other exclusive opportunities. As always, all opinions are my own.
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (“Coke Florida”), is celebrating Black History Month by giving back to their local communities while ensuring inclusiveness, stimulating economic empowerment, and encouraging education. In its 2019 program, Coke Florida will donate laptops to community partners across the state of Florida throughout February including local chapters of Boys & Girls Clubs. Other statewide community partners include 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc., Hillsborough Education Foundation, Men of Vision, Inc, I’m a Star Foundation. Frontline for Kids and The Greatest Investment Girls' Empowerment Program (TGI).
“As Florida’s local Coca-Cola bottler, we are committed to further developing the communities in which we do business,” said Troy Taylor, Coke Florida’s Chairman and CEO. “This includes helping equip students with the resources needed to be successful in their academic environments.”
Coke Florida is also pleased to partner with Family Dollar who shares a similar commitment to community through their work with local Boys & Girls Clubs.
“It’s great to be able to partner with Family Dollar who shares the same commitment to support organizations across our state that are developing the next generation of great leaders who will ultimately make a difference in the world,” added Taylor.
Throughout the month of February, Family Dollar customers can help make a difference by purchasing any 6pk 500ml or 6pk 7.5oz mini-cans of Coca-Cola® products. Purchases will help local stores qualify to receive new laptops to donate to local Boys & Girls Clubs organizations in their direct communities.
“Family Dollar is proud to support our partnership with Coke Florida through its celebration of Black History Month,” said Donald Smith, Family Dollar’s Vice President of Marketing. “Initiatives like this enable us to positively impact our local communities and help America’s youth reach their full potential in a safe and supportive environment.”
For more information about Coke Florida’s commitment to education and community, the Black History Month partnership with Family Dollar and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, please visit Cocacolaflorida.com or join the conversation @CokeFlorida and @FamilyDollar on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned independent Coca-Cola bottler. Coke Florida’s exclusive sales and distribution territory covers over 18 million consumers across 47 Florida counties, and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Coke Florida manufactures, sells and distributes over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies including Monster Energy and BODYAMROR. Coke Florida is the third-largest privately-held, and the sixth-largest independent, bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States. The company is also one of America’s largest black-owned businesses. Coke Florida was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, please visit cocacolaflorida.com.
About Family Dollar
For more than 55 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 8,200 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Family Dollar, headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dollar Tree, Inc. of Chesapeake, Virginia. For more information, please visit familydollar.com.
I'm Abby, wifey, mama x4, content creator & podcast junkie. Living in Orlando is a dream come true. I'm stoked to connect with you through the blog, social platforms & monthly girls night out events!