My fellow Virgos and September babies may be a little down that September is behind us, but didn’t we have a fantastic month? The past 30 days in Orlando were abuzz with fun and exciting activities and best of all, October seems ready to follow suit. Here’s a look at some of the great experiences we shared, just in case you missed it!
You may have noticed a few extra “celebrities” in town last month. From September 2nd-3rd, the Annual Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators took over The Florida Hotel and Conference Center at The Florida Mall, much to the delight of the general public. From Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson to Paula Deen and Lucille Ball, no celebrity was off limits as over 100 icons were brought to life over the course of the two day event. Impersonators performed, entertained and took plenty of pictures with their adoring fans. Event organizers donated 50% of each ticket sold to the OneOrlando Fund.
On September 4th, “The World’s Largest Paint Party” brought Life In Color to the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Life In Color is a live touring electronic music and paint party music festival, which features some of the top names in the electronic music scene and the world’s biggest DJs. It began in 2006 on college campuses in Florida and has since expanded to more than 200 concerts annually in the United States and internationally. Attendees of Life In Color experienced soaring aerial acts, stilt walkers, contortionists and even fire shows, all of which led up to the ever so famous Paint Blast!
The City Beautiful took a trip back in time when the Downtown Arts District invited guests to La Maschera Goes Moulin Rouge!
September is one of our favorite months here at Orlando Style because it means the return of Fashion Week at The Mall at Millenia! From September 12-18, the mall celebrated its 11th Annual Fashion Week with various in-store events and celebrations. From luxurious fashion shows and in-store activities to incredible sales and exciting trunk shows, it was a week filled with fashion and fun. Attendees also enjoyed champagne receptions, exclusive events and guest appearances such as Macy’s fashion presentation by famed Editor-In-Chief of Yahoo Style Joe Zee, and the Runway to Hope Fall Collection Champagne Brunch hosted by RWTH co-founders Mark and Josie NeJame, and Zanna Roberts Rassi, Senior Fashion Editor at Marie Claire USA, E! News Fashion Correspondent and Project Runway All Stars mentor.
September 14th kicked off a spectacular celebration of global cuisines, music and more as the beloved International Food & Wine Festival returned to Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. Held in conjunction with the festival of Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Designed for those who truly savor the artistry of fine culinary preparations, Food & Wine Weekends is the perfect complement to the Food & Wine Festival. Both casual foodies and serious epicureans enjoyed fine wine, culinary arts and complimentary transportation to Epcot and the Disney Theme Parks. The International Food & Wine Festival and Food & Wine Weekends continues into mid-November so don’t miss out on the food or fun!
Since 1991, the Southern Women’s Show has been the premier lifestyle event for women in Central Florida. The show hosts over 400 companies and features everything important to women from fashion and accessories to health and fitness. On September 15th, the popular show returned to the Orange County Convention Center and brought in nearly 30,000 attendees! The four day event featured amazing shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy fashion shows, home décor, home improvement ideas and celebrity guests. Attendees delighted in the fun event that was also jam-packed with gorgeous jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, delicious gourmet treats and much more.
On September 24th, Victory Productions was proud to present “An Evening With Peter Cetera” live in concert at the Walt Disney Theater of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter entertained the audience with a collection of his popular, classic songs from both his nearly 20-year stint as a member of the legendary band Chicago, as well as his #1 hits as a solo artist. Peter is currently touring with his 7 piece electric band, “The Bad Daddy’s” and still enjoys performing his timeless hits, which continue to touch the lives of many people worldwide.
The City Beautiful took a trip back in time when the Downtown Arts District invited guests to La Maschera Goes Moulin Rouge! Presented by Goose Island, the 12th annual fundraiser was a journey back to Paris in the 1890s, when impressionist artist Toulouse-Lautrec created his most famous works of art and the Moulin Rouge became a symbol of creativity, pleasure, beauty and celebration. Attendees put on their dancing shoes and top hats and enjoyed a spectacular evening at The Abbey with live entertainment, art experiences, dancing, silent auctions, drinks and gourmet food from Arthur’s Catering and Events and Millenia Cafe & Catering. Proceeds from the event benefitted Downtown Arts District Orlando.
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