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By Jessica Hristov

Disney’s Boardwalk has been undergoing quite a few changes lately! From opening a new deli, having a new cake shop on the way, and now the newest edition- Carousel Coffee, things have been looking great! Want to know more about Disney’s newest coffee shop? Here’s everything we know about Carousel Coffee!

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Carousel Coffee opened late last year at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. It is conveniently located right off the Main Lobby. It’s a counter service location so you can order whatever you’d like from the menu and enjoy it anywhere on property- perhaps walk down Disney’s famous Boardwalk!

Food & Drink

This location serves coffee, tea, and various pastries. They also have Banana Bread,…

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by Yasmene Warren

Calling all coffee lovers! America may run on Dunkin, but Orlando’s Stemma Craft Coffee has quite a bit to offer “the city beautiful.” Let’s check it out!

What is Stemma Craft Coffee?

Stemma Craft Coffee is a new coffee shop located downtown on North Orange Avenue and has been serving the Orlando community sustainably sourced coffee since October of 2022. It’s open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., so whether you’re an early bird or a late riser, there’s plenty of time to get a taste of what’s on the menu!

This coffee shop is all about family as owners and mother-daughter-duo Rebecca and María Blandon opened Stemma to honor Rebecca’s late father, who dreamt about opening a coffee shop with his family.

Stemma Craft…

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by Holley Long

“Splitsville” as a word may not call to mind the best picture, but trust me—this is a place where you want to strike out.

What is it? 

Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a dining and (you guessed it) bowling venue located on the West Side of Disney Springs. The retro-glam style of the “Golden Age of Bowling” surrounds you as you show off your skills on the lanes. 

Aside from bowling, the entertainment space also includes pool tables and flatscreen TVs throughout, so you can play or watch a big game while waiting for your turn at the pins.

The Bowling 

Splitsville makes picking up a spare easy with 10-Pin lanes available across its two floors. Each lane can accommodate up to eight bowlers, and the number of guests in…

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By Yasmene Warren

Living the city life doesn’t always have to mean living the expensive life, and that goes for a tourism hotspot like Orlando as well! We may be known for our thrilling theme parks, and that may be why you’re here, but what are some things you can do here that won’t break the bank? Let’s find out!

Disney Springs

Let’s start with something Orlando is known for: Disney.

Disney Springs is one of the many Walt Disney World parks Orlando has to offer, and the best part about its existence is that it’s free! Disney Springs offers free admission and free parking.

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At Disney Springs, there are a multitude of dining options; whether you’re trying to dine in, eat out at a food truck, sit down at a bar or…

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by Kismet Kohn

Home in East Orlando sells after 10 days on the market at $416,000.

The Home

Built in 1996, this home has an open layout with plenty of room for friends and family. It includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a newly resurfaced pool and three car garage. The screened in lanai adds a charm to the house that’s already located in a wonderful area. This home is currently under renovation and ready for the next owner to make it their own. 


This home sold for $416,000 just last month, 12 days less than the average when it comes to homes sold in University Acres in 2022. Our team had the opportunity to help the seller with this deal and if you are looking to buy or sell in this area we would love to help…

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by Yasmene Warren

After a long, grueling day at work, sometimes, all you want to do is unwind in a calm environment with a delicious, hand-crafted drink. Luckily, at this bar called Sunroom, that’s exactly what you can do.

Where Is It?

Sunroom is located on North Mills Avenue just moments from the beautiful Downtown Orlando. You can find it right next to its sister bar, the Guesthouse, and near a taqueria called Black Rooster as they all share a building!

This bar is for evening drinkers only as its opening hours are from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. every Tuesday through Saturday.

Feelin’ Thirsty?

This holiday season, Sunroom debuted its holiday-themed menu, Santa’s Shred Sled, with sections named “Boozy,” “Yule Shoot Your Eye Out,” “Winter…

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by Jessica Hristov

Universal Studios Orlando have recently closed multiple attractions this month to make way for a new project. On January 15, 2023 we said goodbye to so many beloved attractions, and the opening date for the new project to replace these has yet to be announced. Here is everything we know about the departing attractions and what may be coming!

Departing Attractions

Universal announced a while back that they would be permanently closing several attractions in the children’s area of Universal Orlando in January of this year. These include the following attractions, which closed just this last weekend - Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, Curious George Goes to Town, Fievel’s Playland, DreamWorks Destination, and Shrek and…

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by Holley Long

Is your sweet tooth calling? Indulge it with the winning combo of ice cream and waffles at the Dolly Llama, now open in Winter Garden Village.

What is it?

Founded by real estate leader Eric Shomof and European restaurateur and entrepreneur Samuel Baroux, the Dolly Llama takes its name from a real llama that lives on a farm in France and brings joy to everyone she meets, according to the company website. The waffle and ice cream shop endeavors to bring that same joy into the lives of all who come through its doors. 

Waffles take up a good portion of the menu, but the shop also has an abundance of different flavors of ice cream to check out. Get a scoop on a waffle—liege or bubble—or have it in a cup with toppings galore.…

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by Yasmene Warren

Hunter’s Creek borders Kissimmee, FL and is the place to be if you’re looking to have an Orlando address without residing in the city’s heart itself! Located in South Orange County, this area makes for an ideal place to buy a home and raise a family in, containing four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

As of the 2020 census, the Hunter’s Creek population was at 24,433, and the area makes up approximately 7 square miles of South Orlando.


Neighborhoods and Home Buying

There are currently 38 single family home neighborhoods in Hunter’s Creek and 10 multi family home neighborhoods. View the street map of the area here.

Currently, the average price for a home in Hunter’s Creek is in the high…

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by Yasmene Warren

In search of a calm, cool place to grab hand-crafted drinks and a bite to eat on the low? Then look no further! Located in Windermere hidden within the restaurant Feather and Quill is where you’ll find the discreetly located bar Propag8, which is just the kind of place you’re looking for.

What is It?

Propag8 is a speakeasy, which is an illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverages, something that came about during the Prohibition era. Now, speakeasies are a fun way to experience the thrill in the chase as most speakeasies, like Propag8, lack signage and require a password for entry.

Propag8 is one that does require a password, and it changes every night. The only way to get this password is by following the bar’s…

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