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Better of Orlando 2015: Items & Providers

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Consignment / resale shop

1 dechoes
dechoesresale.com
Three locations in the Orlando area

2 Once upon a time there was a child
once uponachild.com
Five locations in the Orlando area

3 Plato’s cupboard
platoscloset.com
Four locations in the Orlando area

jeweler

1 Bay Hill Jewelers
bayhilljewelers.com
Two locations in the Orlando area

2 International Diamond Center
shopidc.com
Five locations in the Orlando area

3 park jewelers
myparkjewelers.com
7025 County Road 46A, No. 1081
Lake Mary

Womens clothing

1 Sophie & Trey
sophieandtrey.com
13 N. Fourth St., No. 1290
Lake Mary

2 Macy’s
macys.com
Six locations in the Orlando area

3 White House / Black Market
whitehouseblackmarket.com
Five locations in the Orlando area

Men’s clothes

1 JoS. A. Bank Clothiers
josbank.com
Three locations in the Orlando area

2 cloak & dapper
cloakanddapper.us
1219 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando

3 John Craig Clothier
johncraigclothier.com
Two locations in the Orlando area

shopping mall

1 The Mall in Millenia
mallatmillenia.com
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando

2 The Florida Mall
simon.com
8001 S. Orange Blossom Path
Orlando

3 Altamonte Mall
altamontemall.com
451 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs

Best Local Alternative to Big Box Shops: Adjective market. Whether you are looking for antiques, one-of-a-kind items, vintage clothing, or other items that you didn’t know you needed, adjectives are the cure for housewares with cookie cutters. adjmkt.com

Best gift shop: The Primrose Shop is a go-to for all occasions and anything that is monogrammed – perfect gifts for babies, brides and teachers as well as fun jewelry, sandals and play equipment in different colors (depending on where your loyalty lies). facebook.com/ThePrimroseShop

Tattoo shop

1 Trinity Tattoo Company
trinitytattoo.com
193 NUS Highway 17-92
Longwood

2 ascent tattoo
ascensiontattoo.com
832 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando

3 Stigma Tattoo Bar
stigmatattoos.com
17 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando

Local car dealer

1 Automatic group fields
fieldsauto.com
Multiple locations in the Orlando area

2 David Maus Toyota
davidmaustoyota.com
1160 Rinehart Road
Sanford

3 Lexus from Orlando
lexusoforlando.com
305 N. Semoran Blvd.
Winter park

interior architect

1 Ted Maines Interiors
tedmainesinteriors.com
1030 Orange Ave.
Winter park

2 Wolfe Rizor interiors
wolferizor.com
935 N. Orange Ave.
Winter park

3 Design Studio 15
designstudio15.com
433 W. New England Ave.
Winter park

Bike shop

1 Orange Cycle Works
orangecycleorlando.com
2204 Edgewater Drive
Orlando

2 David’s world cycle
davidsworld.com
Eight locations in the Orlando area

3 Winter Garden Wheel Works
101 Plant St.
Winter garden

Pool builder

1 Bradley Pools
poolsbybradley.com
5725 Wayside Drive, # 1001
Sanford

2 Holland pools and spas
hollandpools.com
415 Gold Medal Court
Longwood

3 signature pools
Signaturpools.com
8818 product group
Orlando

Best place to pick up a metal faucet: Renninger’s antique and flea market. Save your Moolah for the three-day extravaganzas in November, January and February that attract more than 800 vendors to the rolling hills outside Mount Dora. There are treasures to be found. renningers.net

Best Farmers: The members of Fleet Farming who look after 10 “farmlettes” in the Audubon Park area – all planted in the residents’ courtyards. The self-sustaining green company is made up of volunteers who cycle to the plots, harvest the bounty and load it onto bike-attached carts, sell it to cooks and at a farmers market, and plow the money back into the program. Fleetfarming.com

Florist

1 Bay Hill Florist
bayhillflorist.com
7784 Sand Lake Road
Orlando

2 In Bloom Florist
inbloomflorist.com
2 locations in the Orlando area

3 Lee James floral designs
leejamesfloral.com
1249 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando

Farmers market

1 Winter Park farmers market
cityofwinterpark.org
200 W. New England Ave.
Winter park

2 winter garden farmers market
wintergardenfarmersmarket.com
104 S. Lakeview Ave.
Winter garden

3 Orlando Farmers Market
cityoforlando.net
Lake Eola Park, Eastern Lawn
512 E. Washington St.
Orlando

Nursery

1 Lukas Kindergarten
lukasnursery.com
1909 Slavia Road
Oviedo

2 Palmer’s Garden & Goods
palmersgarden.com
2611 Corrine Drive
Orlando

3 apenberry’s
apenberrys.com
3443 Edgewater Drive
Orlando

Private golf course

1 Arnold Palmers Bay Hill Club & Lodge
bayhill.com
9000 Bay Hill Blvd.
Orlando

2 Isleworth Golf & Country Club
isleworth.com
6100 Deacon Drive
Windermere

3 Interlachen Country Club
interlachenccfl.org
2245 Interlachen Court of Justice
Winter park

Public golf course

1 Dubsdread golf course
Historicaldubsdread.com
549 W. Par St.
Orlando

2 Orange County National
ocngolf.com
16301 Phil Ritson Way
Winter garden

3 Winter Park Golf Club
winterparkcountryclub.com
761 Old England Ave.
Winter park

Daytime wellness

1 The fitness center & day spa
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
celebrationfitness.com
400 celebration place
celebration

2 The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
ritzcarlton.com/orlando
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando

3 The Spa on Edgewater
thespallc.com
2626 Edgewater Drive
Orlando

Training facility / gym

1 The fitness center & day spa
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
celebrationfitness.com
400 celebration place
celebration

2 LA Fitness
lafitness.com
Multiple locations in the Orlando area

3 YMCA
ymcacentralflorida.com
Multiple locations in the Orlando area

nail studio

1 Eden Spa
edenspa.floridahospital.com
Two locations in the Orlando area

2 Stella Luca
stellaluca.com
Two winter park locations

3 sizzors
sizzorssalon.com
269 ​​Aulin Ave., Suite 1009
Oviedo

hair stylist

1 star Luca
stellaluca.com
Two winter park locations

2 Eden Spa
edenspa.floridahospital.com
Two locations in the Orlando area

3 Sizzors Salon
sizzorssalon.com
269 ​​Aulin Ave., Suite 1009
Oviedo

hair stylist

1 Floyd’s 99 Barbershop
floydsbarbershop.com
Five locations in the Orlando area

2 Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club
kennedysbarberclub.com
Three locations in the Orlando area

3 Nick’s barber shop
facebook.com/nicks-barber-shop
6735 Conroy Windermere Road, No. 112
Orlando

Best reason to check your email: Little Lace Box is a bi-monthly luxury subscription box that lets you try amazing lifestyle products, from fashion and beauty accessories to housewares and much more. This team of 3 women from Kissimmee curates a box of unique themed surprises. After your first box you are enthusiastic and eagerly count the days until your next delivery. littlelacebox.com

Private school, K-8

1 Catholic School of the Holy Family
hfcschool.com
5129 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando

2 Lake Highland Preparatory School
lhps.org
901 Highland Ave.
Orlando

3 Windermere preparatory school
windermereprep.com
6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Road
Windermere

Private school, 9-12

1 Lake Highland prep school
lhps.org
901 Highland Ave.
Orlando

2 Trinity Preparatory School
trinityprep.org
5700 Trinity Prep Lane
Winter park

3 The first academy
thefirstacademy.org
2667 Bruton Blvd.
Orlando

Preschool

1 ladybug academy
ladybirdacademy.com
Fifteen locations in the Orlando area

2 StarChild Academy
starchildacademy.com
Seven locations in the Orlando area

3 Greater Orlando Jewish Community Center
orlandojcc.org
Two locations in the Orlando area

Best indoor playground: In Amaya Papaya, children can play and parents can relax or shop. The playroom is filled with educational and stimulating toys, and their enrichment classes teach everything from music to dance to Spanish. During the summer, children can take part in the Not So Campy Camps, and four times a year children and parents can party at the Baby Boogie Bashes after work. amayapapaya.com

Best pet pampering: The Woof Gang Bakery offers an extensive list of grooming services and wellness treatments for dogs and cats. They even have self-service facilities so you can wash your pet and skip the bathroom clutter. woofgangbakery.com

Veterinary clinic

1 Tuscawilla Oaks Veterinary Clinic
tuscawillaoaksah.com
1490 Tuskawilla Road
Oviedo

2 Winter Park Veterinary Hospital
wpvet.com
1601 Lee Road
Winter park

3 McAbee Veterinary Hospital
mcabeeveterinary.com
4586 Palmetto Ave.
Winter park

Dog daycare

1 Ranger’s Pet Outpost and Retreat
rangerspetoutpost.com
1239 Minnesota Ave.
Winter park

2 dog day afternoon
dogdayafternoonorlando.net
1015 Sligh Blvd.
Orlando

3 Happy Paws Pet Resort
happypawsorlando.com
12693 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando

chiropractor

1 Glenn Graham
grahamchiropractic.org
7532 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando

2 Andrew Hull
winterparkchiropractor.com
305 N. Lakemont Ave.
Winter park

3 Brad Levine
drbradlevine.com
499 E. Central Parkway, Suite 215
Altamonte Springs

optician

1 Vision Health Institute
myvhi.com
400 N. Bumby Ave.
Orlando

2 Eola eyes
eolaeyes.com
519 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando

3 eyes & optics
eyesoptics.com
212 N. Park Ave.
Winter park

Plastic surgeon

1 George Pope
georgepopemd.com
3872 Oakwater Circle
Orlando

2 Brian Joseph
orlando-plastic-surgery.com
340 Wymore Road
Winter park

3 Clifford Clark
dr-clark.com
701 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter park

Best hotel for business out of town: The Animal Kingdom Lodge for the amazing architecture, wildlife viewing, authentic cuisine and no ticket required.
disneyworld.com

Business hotel

1 The Ritz-Carlton
Orlando, Grande Lakes
ritzcarlton.com/orlando
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando

2 Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
grandbohemianhotel.com
325 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando

3 The Alfond Inn
thealfondinn.com
300 E. New England Ave.
Winter park

Staycation

1 Walt Disney World Resort
disneyworld.disney.go.com
Lake Buena Vista
Orlando

2 Grande Lakes
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
grandelakes.com
4012-4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando

3 Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
marriott.com
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee

Best cheap transportation to keep kids entertained: SunRail. With a $ 5 ticket, you and your little ones can enjoy the lovely air-conditioning while the scenery zooms by. sunrail.com

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