Lake Eola Food and Wine Fest 2014


With a much better weather on Sunday, a lot of people made the same decision go to Lake Eola! The fest was full, everybody was having fun, eating great food, spirits and fantastic music.

Artegon Orlando Marketplace Slated For 2014 Opening


international Drive Attraction Announces New Anchor Tenants to Join Stellar Lineup Project Will Feature Expansive Artisan Marketplace Artegon Orlando, an expansive shopping, dining and entertainment attraction located on International Drive, announced today that it will open later this year.  The project, situated on 140 acres, will also feature a “first of its kind” Marketplace, which will…

Loft55 Gallery and Boutique-Orlando


Loft55 is an Urban gallery & boutique located in beautiful downtown Orlando, heavily involved with the local arts and Cultural Community, owned by Samuel (Skin) Rivera and Ashlie Lawson. AboutUS/Hotspotorlando have been a guest for several artists they have shown, including Jesslyn Park, a huge success, and they have come a long way since then….

Euri Cerrud Campaign fundraising at Terrace 390


It is official ! Euri has launched his campaign . He is running for Orange County City Commissioner for District 4, and not even the coldest of nights could stop everyone to come in and support him. 

2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 8 days for that many people to see…

End of the Year celebration – Downtown Orlando – Terrace 390


At this time of the year, everyone is celebrating the upcoming holidays. This time around, the celebration reunited, ALPFA–Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, CFBACC-Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, UCF-Black Alumni Association, UCF Hispanic Alumni Association, Paul C. Perkins Bar Association, NABA-National Association of Black Accountants, CFABJ-Central Florida Association of Black…

SEE ART ORLANDO HOLDS COMMUNITY UNVEILING EVENT


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the SEE ART ORLANDO Board of Directors invited the Central Florida community to “Sculpting the Future of Downtown,” the official unveiling event of Orlando’s permanent, contemporary sculpture collection on Monday, November 18, 2013. The eight iconic sculptures that are part of the SEE ART ORLANDO collection are designed to enhance…

Special Message from Mayor Buddy Dyer: Orlando is ready for MLS!


Dear Community Leader, Throughout the years, our Central Florida region has joined together in historic partnerships to not only create, but to accomplish a shared vision for the future of our community. From the development of our Medical City at Lake Nona, to our world-class community venues, to SunRail, our regional leaders’ willingness to work…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Delivers 2013 State of Downtown Address Reflecting on a Decade of Accomplishment and Setting a Course for the Future of Downtown Orlando


Today, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer delivered his annual State of Downtown address to hundreds of Downtown residents, business owners and community leaders gathered on the floor of the Amway Center. During his speech Mayor Dyer highlighted the work of the Downtown Strategic Transition Team which was formed 10 years ago to develop a plan to…