On Safari

Posted in Park Tips, Style
on March 28, 2019

One of the perks of living in Orlando is that in lieu of being able to take an actual vacation this spring (yay, deadlines), I can go on safari in my own back yard! The Animal Kingdom, in my humble opinion, is one of the most under-rated Disney parks. Sure, there aren’t as many rides as the other parks offer, but they make up for it with the many healthy and yummy food choices (sorry, Casey’s hot dog) and all the cute animals (I’m lookin at you, sheep with hidden mickey shaved onto your butt cheek).

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Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Posted in Food, Special Events, Style
on March 5, 2019

One of my very favorite fesitvals ever is Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and I’ve been more times than I can count on all fingers. If your only perception of Mardi Gras is ‘Bourbon Street and boobs’ then you are missing out on arguably the best part of Mardi Gras – the parades (this is where people get all the beads – not by showing their boobs, sorry guys).

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Festival Favorites

Posted in Park Tips, Style
on February 19, 2019

It’s the last week to check out the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, and if you haven’t been, you may be overwhelmed with the choices this year! I’m so happy that this festival has grown into a mini Food & Wine with the huge selection of culinary and beverage offerings you can sample at the festival kiosks. Being a huge Broadway fan, this festival has just about everything I love: food, drinks, art and Broadway stars! I’ve rounded up my top picks to help you narrow down your tasting selections (and avoid getting too drunk!)

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Re-Thinking the Resolution

Posted in Life
on January 9, 2019

Pardon my bluntness, but New Years Resolutions are bullshit. Why so much hate you ask? Because most people make them out of feelings of societal obligation (something I abhor), not because they actually WANT to change something. Sure, most people really do want to lose weight, exercise more, save more money, give up (insert your biggest vice here). But there’s a big difference between wanting something to happen and actually putting in the work in to make it happen. If you REALLY want something, nothing stands between you and the Thing. (Sidebar, same goes for people who say they’re “too busy”. Bullshit. You’re not too busy, you’re just prioritizing other Things). Resolutions often fall short at the part of doing the Action. But why does this happen so often?

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Wall Crawl: Murray Hill, Jacksonville

Posted in Life
on October 16, 2018

I have this thing with painted walls.  And not just the famous Disney walls, or the “purple wall that started it all”.  Lately it seems every time I turn the corner I’ve spotted a new mural on the side of a building, or what I like to call “free art”.  So I thought it would be fun to start a little series showcasing different public art murals, a little series I’m calling “Wall Crawl”.  Like a pub crawl, except instead of booze you get a free dose of artistic inspiration.

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