Acclaimed architect and author Sarah Susanka is a cultural visionary with an incredible ability to understand the underlying structure of the American lifestyle and provide the language and tools that are redefining how we live.
Artwork from local creatives adorn the walls, vases full of wildflowers hang from the ceiling, and clothing racks hold wardrobes from generations past. A pair of blue dance shoes, worn-looking, likely with years of parties under its belt, sits on top of a shelf, awaiting the day when they’ll waltz across the dance floor once again.
LYDIA CHICLES – BOLD! TECHNOLOGIES
Globe-trotter Lydia Chicles lived in Greece, South Africa and Canada before settling in Baldwin Park to start her business BOLD! Technologies in 2009. Her goal to be resource responsible while creating economic opportunities led to the international adoption of the products, platforms and connected technologies that she leads. BOLD! Technologies offers custom premier software products and services for mobile applications and connected devices. Lydia was nominated as one of six finalists in the 2013 National Association of Women Business Owners Business plan competition sponsored by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Duke Energy and Southwest.com. Serving as the 2015 president of NAWBO Orlando was an exciting opportunity for Lydia to give back to the community while supporting other female business owners. When she isn’t playing the part of CEO and founder of BOLD! Technologies, Lydia enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at community events celebrating the arts, and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM fields through activities and workshops.
On March 16, Park Avenue retailers and restaurants will show support for 17-year-old Trinity Prep student John Michael Night with a fundraiser to support his recovery.
Lake Nona residents are enjoying a brand new hot-spot for their evening meals: Canvas. Overlooking one of the many bodies of water in Laureate Park, the 278-seat restaurant is a collaborative effort between Tavistock Restaurant Collection, Tavistock Development Company and Concentrics Restaurants, known locally for Luma on Park, Prato and Slate.
Forget everything you know about Tupperware parties because Dixie Longate has a surprise for you. Dixie, a Southern belle from the wrong side of town in Alabama, survived three husbands and is the sometimes-proud mother of three children: Wynona, Dwayne and Absorbine, Jr.
Experience healthy, locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine while looking out at the beautiful 21-acre Lake Windsong at LakeHouse, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress restaurant. The 6,350-square-foot restaurant, formerly known as Cascade, went through a $2.8 million redesign and reopened in December 2015.
Meet Susan Packard, a team player for powerhouse media brands like HBO, CNBC and HGTV.
As a parent, there are certain topics you eventually have to address with your children:
“The Birds and the Bees”
“Don’t Do Drugs”
The 21st century and the advent of apps created a new conversation: “Don’t Make In-App Purchases.” Minors across the globe are charging millions of dollars to their parents’ accounts while playing game apps, creating a new issue for modern parents to deal with.
Online ordering, apps and electronic devices are dominating the food industry as convenience and speed become more and more important to this generation of consumers.