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John Rife

Farm-To-Table Dining Expert

I work for East End Market: is a neighborhood market and culinary food hub inspired by Central Florida’s local farmers and food artisans. Through collaboration and creativity, we strive to cultivate an appreciation for our true sustenance, a better understanding of our food system, and a dynamic local economy.

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Mark Russell

Singer

Mark’s powerhouse vocals lead the way through love ballads and uptempos alike, showing off his wide range of musical influences.

At the end of the day, Mark approaches his music like a fan, playing the music that he’d want to listen to. “If there was an artist out there who wrote the music I wanted to write and played it the way I wanted to play it, I wouldn’t play, cuz I’d have everything I want to listen to.

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Patrick Kahn

Art Expert

I was born in Switzerland, grew up in Paris, and came to the U.S. to study at Boston University, before moving to Los Angeles in 1988. During my 20 years in Los Angeles, I published The Book LA magazine which has been at the forefront of fashion and art publications. I then moved to Orlando with wife and partner Holly, to start Snap! Orlando in 2010, which has become the largest photography event in Florida. Holly and I opened our fine art gallery, Snap! Space, in January 2014.

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Megan Ware

Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist

Megan is a registered dietitian who knows that what you put in your body is what you get out. She earned her bachelors of science degree in dietetics from The Ohio State University and landed her first clinical dietitian position at Florida Hospital Orlando. It was there that Megan realized she wanted to start treating people before they ended up in the hospital. She started Nutrition Awareness, quit her full-time job to focus solely on the business.

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Kristen Manieri

Writer

I am an Orlando travel writer focused on publishing engaging and creative stories about Orlando and other exciting travel destinations. Along the way, I also write about food, people and lifestyle related topics. I’m an active contributor to Orlando Magazine and Edible Orlando Magazine, as well as the founder and editor of OrlandDateNightGuide.com.

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Anda Lucia Ariall

Stationery Store Co-Owner

Anda Lucia is the co-owner of R Nichols, an amazing stationery store in Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District. It’s the place to find postcards, candles, notebooks, paper and all sorts of other little design gifts.

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Kate Calderon

Beer & Food Writer

Hi, I’m Kate! A 3rd generation Central-Floridian (a rare breed… I know) who loves all things food & amazing events with an insatiable obsession for craft beer!

After the past few years spent visiting new local restaurants, breweries and traveling around the US & beyond, my friends and family encouraged me to start writing all of these experiences down and VOILA Tastefully Kate was born!

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Leah Lou

Personal Stylist

Leah Lou is a wardrobe and personal styling service that aims to empower your sense of self and your sense of style.

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Jeanette Johnson

Fashion Blogger

Jeanette Johnson (aka “J”) is the author of J’s Everyday Fashion, named one of the top 15 most-followed fashion blogs in the country for 3 years running. Sharing the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to getting dressed, in a realistic, Photoshop-free zone, J inspires you to create new outfits with old items you already own, to stay on budget with under $100 finds, and to take an analytical look at fashion images we see in the media.

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Jarrett Johnson

Coffee Expert

Jarrett is is part of Lineage Roasting, a specialty coffee roasting company in Orlando.

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Rona Gindin

Writer, Editor and TV Personality

Rona Gindin is an Orlando-based multimedia writer, editor and TV personality.

Rona is best known for her restaurant and travel features about the Orlando area, and she has written extensively about parenting, bridal trends, health and personalities. She is the author of The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World and contributes to Google, Zagat, Fodor’s, Endless Vacation, Epicurious.com and several other publications and websites.

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Maggie Garvin

Travel Blogger

My name is Maggie and I have what can only be described as debilitating wanderlust. I also have a job teaching dance that sometimes keeps me closer to home than I would like. Fortunately my home is in Orlando, FL, so my home is sort of a perpetual vacation which helps alleviate some of the itchy feet.

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Kelli Matheny

Beer Blogger

Kelli is the woman behind A Lady Crafter, a blog about the best craft beers in and around Orlando.

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Carly Donnelson

Vegan Blogger

My blog shares empirical and emotional expressions regarding food. I am not the food police. Recipes, restaurant recommendations, newsworthy products/places, poignant insights, profound literature, and nutritional ideas shape the spirit of the “how dairy you?” conversation.

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Jillian Caro

Hair & Makeup Artist

Jillian Caro, a licensed hairstylist and certified makeup artist, from New York City is now based out of Orlando, Florida.

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Alexia Adana

Photographer

My name is Alexia Adana. I am a lifestyle photographer and director. I’m extremely passionate about documenting and creating stories through photos + film. Let’s create stories together!

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Stay Healthy and Fit in Orlando

Stay Healthy and Fit in Orlando

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Megan Ware

Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist

Healthy food, green juices and more!. Did you know that it doesn't have to be hard to stay healthy and have tons of energy while exploring a new city? This guide is all you need! I have selected my favorite juice bars, cafes serving up healthy food and restaurants that cater for all sorts of allergies and food intolerances. Pick and choose, or visited them all!

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    Dandelion Communitea Cafe

    “Dandelion makes it easy to make a healthy choice. They provide ...
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    Skyebird Juice Bar and Experimental Kitchen

    “Skyebird Juice Bar & Experimental Kitchen is a cozy little place ...
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    Raw Juicing and Detox

    “Not only are their wraps delicious, they're only $6.95, which is ...
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    Ethos Vegan Kitchen

    “Yes, it's all 100% vegan, but don't think you're just getting ...
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    Infusion Tea

    “I love their lunch combo option: you can pick 2 from any 1/2 ...
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    Greens & Grille

    “Quick and easy with tons of build-your-own options. Why would you ...
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  7. Egg Salad on pumpernickel-rye with tomato bisque at Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux. +Add

    Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux

    “A laid-back neighborhood cafe perfect for fueling up before or ...
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    Yellow Dog Eats

    “There are a LOT of indulgences on their menu but quite a few ...
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Megan Ware

Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist. Megan is a registered dietitian who knows that what you put in your body is what you get out. She earned her bachelors of science degree in dietetics from The Ohio State University and landed her first clinical dietitian position at Florida Hospital Orlando. It was there that Megan realized she wanted to start treating people before they ended up in the hospital. She started Nutrition Awareness, quit her full-time job to focus solely on the business.