My start with Bravo was back with Project Runway, Real Housewives of New York and Top Chef. Every season I find new favorites.
Did anyone else love Apres Ski or Bethanny and Frederick?
This season I loved watching Hester this season on Project Runway. On Southern Charm New Orleans and loved Tamica and watching Jeff dealing with his divorce. Below Deck Mediterranean has been great this season and it is great to see female chefs.
Million Dollar Listing: New York, It is great to have back. Both Fredrick and Ryan are hilarious and make me laugh.
I’m anxiously awaiting Real Housewives of Dallas and ready for the Southern Charm final and reunion.
The best show is Watch What Happens Live, the celebrities are interesting and the games are fun. One of my bucket is to meet Andy Cohen.
Conversations with Cheryl: Make a runDisney Goal – My runDisney 5K Story
I never thought I could achieve a 5k. My friends were in participating in the runDisney 5K, and at over 310 pounds I was scared but excited to join them.
How I started slowly…
The idea of training for my first 5k was daunting at first, but once I became more comfortable with the idea that a 5K was 3.1 miles which I typically walked during a day in the parks I was ready to get started.
My favorite (and easy) practice walk was to go to Epcot and walk around World Showcase, which is 1.2 miles.
After I got comfortable walking for longer periods of time, I found that I wanted to keep going so I would walk at night around my neighborhood or I would hop on the treadmill.
Do you need a buddy for a runDisney 5k?
I like to walk with friends, but it is not completely necessary.
If you think you would like to have a buddy, don’t be shy about asking your friends. Who knows…you could inspire them to give it a try, too!
Also if you look on Facebook it is easy to find running groups, charity runners, and running events in your local area.
The Disney Vacation Club will welcome its 14th Resort when Disney’s Copper Creek Villas and Cabins opens July 17, 2017.
While construction is still under way, we were invited to take a look at the progress and to learn more about Walt Disney World’s newest Resort that will offer Deluxe Studio, 1- or 2- Bedroom Villa, 3-Bedroom Grand Villa or a private waterfront Cabin accommodations.
Disney’s Copper Creek Villas and Cabins’ design is based on the Early Settlements and the railway exploration of the Northwest, and in all of the rooms you will find nods to this time period with stainless steel appliances, rail spikes used as hooks for hanging items, and dove tail features on the furniture. The artwork in the room features Brother Bear, the Carolwood Pacific trains, and totems which are reminiscent of the Wilderness Lodge.
In the 1 and 2 bedrooms you will find a fully equipped kitchen, stacked washer and dryer, and a sleek bubble-jet tub.
In the 3 bedroom Grand Villa your master bathroom is fitted with a bubble-jet tub and an in-mirror TV.
The Cabins will make you feel that you are in the Northwest, featuring unique chandeliers, woods for the door Frames and furniture and the counters are exquisite.
The open style kitchen, and the double sided stone hearth fireplace will make you feel at home. For Relaxation there is screened in wraparound porch with a built in hot tub.
Two other areas that you won’t want to miss checking out at Copper Creek Villas and Cabins are located just outside of the rooms!
The pool is based upon a Rock Quarry and there will be 4 Cabanas. There will also be table side food service available in the pool area.
For dining you can visit the newly opened Geyser Point Bar and Grill that has spectacular views of Bay Lake and delicious food and crafted cocktails based on the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest.
Earlier this year the Disney Parks Blog shared a video that shows how this new resort will work in harmony with the other resorts at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and it’s really amazing the level of detail that they’ve put into the Copper Creek Villas and Cabins!
Breakfast options on June 5th featured waffles stuffed with vegan meat and cheese and a california style eggs benedict with avocado, tomato, and sriracha hollandaise.
Memorial day featured home made burgers using seitan with sides
Other options featured are:
vegan grilled cheese, using home made cheese
breakfast tacodillas, version 2, three grilled tortillas stuffed with the new follow your heart vegan egg, leguminati breakfast sausage and our handcrafted pepperjack cheeze and topped with fresh veggie salsa
breakfast tacodillas, version 1, three corn tortillas stuffed with the new follow your heart vegan egg, our handcrafted breakfast sausage & artisan pepper jack cheese and grilled to perfection.
As you can see by the pictures and descriptions above the prices are great and the food is excellent and a great addition to the Orlando Vegan community.
Please find them and give the food a try.Follow us for more updates:
Edible Education Experience presents Chef Night with Chef Dawn Viola
January 28, 2016 | 6 – 8:30 pm
The Edible Education Experience presents Chef Dawn Viola who will be sharing simple tips and tricks for navigating food allergies in the kitchen. Discover how to build an allergy-friendly refrigerator and pantry, and how create allergy-friendly meals the entire family can enjoy without having to cook separately for those with food sensitivities. You’ll also create a variety of veggie burgers, refrigerator pickles, and from-scratch ketchup, mustard, and relish.
Limited space — enroll now!
Edible Education Experience Event Details
January 28, 2016
Sessions held from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
@Orlando Junior Academy (28 E. King Street, Orlando, FL 32804)
Cost: Adults $60 / Kids $25
Space is limited to 10 guests
Contact: Sarah Cahill @ 407-448-1031 or SARAH@EDIBLEED.ORG
Exclusive PANDORA Charm Available December 8, 2015
The Disney Vacation Club is expanding their designer merchandise available exclusively to DVC Members as a new charm from PANDORA Jewelry will be coming to Disney Parks and the online Member Marketplace just in time for the holiday season!
Created with Members in mind, the new PANDORA dangle charm is eye-catching and crafted in sterling silver, inlayed with blue enamel composition, featuring the Disney Vacation Club logo. The charm attaches to PANDORA bracelets, sold separately from the charm, and is an ideal holiday gift for PANDORA fans of all ages.
Available beginning December 8, 2015, the Disney Vacation Club charm will be available in PANDORA locations across Disney Parks as well in the online Member Marketplace, while supplies last.
For more information, please visit the Member Benefits & More section located under the My DVC Membership tab on disneyvacationclub.com.Follow us for more updates:
Disney Vacation Club Members can join together at a very special Thanksgiving dinner that’s part of Membership Magic, where they will cherish a holiday meal that evokes the warmth of our colonial history in a ballroom featuring Thanksgiving décor—including a replica of the Liberty Bell!
The Disney Vacation Club Thanksgiving Feast takes place on Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Savor a delicious meal from a menu inspired by feasts of the pilgrim era:
Fresh Garden Greens, Cucumber, and Tomato Served with Herb Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing
Spinach Apple Walnut Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
Roasted Buttered Corn
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potatoe Puree
Mac & Cheese
Traditional Bread Dressing
Mama’s Pot Roast with Pan Gravy
Carved Maple Glazed Turkey with Thyme Jus
Give thanks while you enjoy live entertainment and holiday-themed activities.
Enjoy some popular Disney Characters dressed in colonial attire and ready to join you for a family photo—yours to take home with our compliments.
Disney Vacation Club Thanksgiving Feast Info:
Thursday, November 26, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
The Fantasia Ballroom in Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Magic Kingdom Resort Area at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
Adult: $68.60 (plus tax and gratuity)
Child: $30.50 (plus tax and gratuity)
Reservations are required for the Disney Vacation Club Thanksgiving Feast.
The booking window is open between Thursday, September 24, 2015 and Friday, November 20, 2015.
To make your reservation, please call Member Services at (800) 800-9800†
Full payment at the time of booking—with a credit card guarantee—is required.
Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid surrendering the full payment.
Guest must be 21 years old with a photo ID to consume alcohol.
Disney Dining Plan entitlements cannot be used for this experience.
Culinary Magic Experiences are not eligible for any additional special offers or discounts, including the Disney Vacation Club Member 10% food and beverage discount.
Please allow up to 1.5 hours for travel to your destination.
Menu items, pricing and hours are subject to change without notice.
Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a paying participating parent or guardian.
A Disney Vacation Club Membership Card is required at Check-In.
Food allergies must be noted at the time of booking
Bookings are available exclusively through Member Services. Please call (800) 800-9800†.
Special offers are available to Members at various times. Members should visit the Disney Vacation Club website or contact Member Services for the most up-to-date information. To receive any of these offers, you must present your Disney Vacation Club Membership Card along with corresponding valid photo ID. Disney Vacation Club Member discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or Membership promotions. Offers valid through December 31, 2015, unless otherwise noted. Some offers are through third-party providers. All offers are subject to availability, change, and/or termination without notice. You should not purchase a real estate interest in a Disney Vacation Club Resort in the reliance upon the confirmed availability, renewal or extension of these offers.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will host Disney Vacation Club members for the perfect Father’s Day combination of delicious Burgers N’ Brews and expert talks on the history of hamburgers and brewing!
Disney Vacation Club Members are invited to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort for Burgers N’ Brews–the perfect Father’s Day event where you can celebrate and treat Dad to a juicy burger hot off the grill and an ice-cold craft beer.
This special Father’s Day event includes a freshly grilled, hand-formed hamburger, french fries, lemonade, hand-crafted beer and a toppings bar that includes unique options as well as tried-and-true favorites!
Sommelier Matt Fetherston will be there to provide insight into the history of these delicious suds along with some basic craft brewing knowledge. Then Resort Chef Robert Laurie will get into the mouthwatering history of hamburgers and grilling, a great opportunity for the grill-master in your family.
Disney Vacation Club Members receive special pricing for this scrumptious Father’s Day event. Reservations are required, and you can book by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800 or by visiting the Lobby Concierge at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.
Learn more about this special event for Father’s Day at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.
Location: Lakeside Pavilion at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Member Price: $35.69 Adult (10+) | $14.52 Child (3-9)
Event takes place at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Credit Card required at time of booking
Full payment is due at time of event booking
Menu Items, Pricing, and Hours are subject to change without notice
Price includes tax and gratuity
If applicable, this Experience does not accept ANY Magic Your Way dining entitlements
A 1-day, full-price cancellation policy applies (Full price of event forfeited in case of cancellation or no-show within 1 day)
Guests must be 21 with valid Photo ID to consume alcohol
Disney Vacation Club Members: Be A Part of the Circle of Life at THE LION KING Musical with Early Bookings on Select Performances
Love THE LION KING but haven’t been able to travel to New York City to see a performance?
Well, Hakuna Matata because Disney Vacation Club Members can enjoy early bookings to purchase tickets for the traveling Tony® Award-winning musical for shows in select cities!
Disney’s THE LION KING combines stunning visual artistry, unforgettable music and exhilarating choreography for an awe-inspiring production the whole family will enjoy.
Winner of six Tony® Awards including Best Musical, this remarkable tale of hope and adventure features classic songs crafted by the award-winning songwriting team of Elton John and Tim Rice and has found its way into the hearts of millions.
Join the circle of life at THE LION KING and now through May 30, 2015, enjoy booking in advance of general audiences for the September 9 – October 4, 2015 performances in San Jose, CA.
Stay tuned to DVCMember.com, as early bookings will also become available for the following cities, with purchase date details still to be announced:
– Costa Mesa, CA
– Tampa, FL
– San Diego, CA
To purchase tickets for THE LION KING, please visit here.
Please note that there is a limit of 14 tickets per person per 7 day period. Dates, times, prices and cast of performances are subject to change without notice.
Disney Vacation Club : Members Can Celebrate Independence Day with Special Performances, Characters, and More
If you’ll be celebrating America’s Independence this July at Walt Disney World Resort, you won’t want to miss an all-new event available to Members and their Guests as part of Membership Magic. Join Disney Vacation Club for a patriotic night of food, fanfare and fireworks!
Taking place at the Convention Center Porte Cochere of Disney’s Contemporary Resort on Friday, July 3, 2015 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., Members and their Guests can celebrate Independence Day in star-spangled style with themed games, delectable treats and special Character appearances.
Special music from the Dapper Dans and the Dixieland Band will get Guests in the American spirit while enjoying hometown fair games like Milk Can Toss, Pitchers Dream and Down the Clown as they sample an array of red, white and blue desserts and a patriotic punch! (For the full event menu, click the image on the right.) End the night with a bang from the fireworks spectacle, Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Show.
Pricing for this special event is $35.00 (plus tax & gratuity) per Adult and $22.00 (plus tax & gratuity) per Child.
To make reservations, please call Member Services at (800) 800-9800.
Disney Vacation Club Members: Membership Magic Offerings Coming to Disneyland Resort!
Fitness, films and fashion – oh my! Disney Vacation Club Members will be excited to learn about several new Member offerings, available as part of Membership Magic, debuting at Disneyland Resort throughout this year!
“Fitness in the Park”– Love to stay active, even while on vacation? For a little morning fitness, Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests are invited to stretch out in the early-morning shadows of Paradise Pier, at Disney’s California Adventure. Taking place on Tuesday mornings from 7-8 a.m., join a certified fitness instructor for classes that offer a mixture of stretching and Pilates.* Fitness equipment will be provided at this complimentary offering and each attendee will receive a souvenir Membership Magic workout towel.
“Disney Vacation Club Neighborhood Power Walk” – Get your vacation exercise in from a different type of workout with a brisk jaunt through Disney’s California Adventure Park to the pool deck at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Taking place on most Thursdays from 7 – 8 a.m., enjoy complimentary Jamba Juice smoothies and Mandara Spa Chair massages to round out your morning exercise.
“Disney Vacation Club Member Movies” – Looking for a more relaxed type of activity that the entire family can experience? Join us for “Disney Vacation Club Member Movies” at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and enjoy complimentary Disney-film screenings. Available to Members and their Guests weekly from November 2015 – March 2016 on the hotel’s Parkview Terrace (weather permitting), attendees can enjoy complimentary refreshments for a family night under the stars.
“Anna & Elsa Boutique” – The younger Guests in the family can enjoy a little Membership Magic as well, and be transformed into princesses or snowmen at the Anna & Elsa Boutique at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District. Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests can take advantage of exclusive early morning hours two days a week.
For more information on each of these and other special offerings, head to the Membership Magic section of DVCMember.com
Orange County Region History Center: Free admission on Sundays until May 3, 2015
I was excited to learn that the Orange County Region History Center is offering Free admission on Sundays until May 3, 2015.
The Orange County Regional History Center, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate and American Alliance of Museums member, is one of the state’s preeminent cultural institutions. The History Center includes a history museum in a renovated 1927 courthouse, the collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, the Joseph L. Brechner Research Library, the Emporium Museum Store, and Heritage Square park. The museum has advanced its global mission to honor the past, explore the present, and shape the future through wide-ranging programs, permanent and traveling exhibits, and limited-run exhibitions from other prestigious institutions.
ALEX AND ANI Disney Vacation Club Charm Bangle to Return to Online Member Marketplace February 23, 2015!
Start your new year with the perfect combination of positive energy and pixie dust!
The ALEX AND ANI Disney Vacation Club Charm Bangle will be available for a limited time beginning February 23, 2015. You can purchase this bangle, specially designed for Disney Vacation Club Members, in both Rafaelian Silver and Rafaelian Gold finishes!
Highlighting the Disney Vacation Club logo, this unique keepsake is hand-crafted using recycled materials and features an expandable design for the perfect fit.
The bangle will be available for purchase beginning February 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. EST in the online Disney Store Member Marketplace. Learn more by visiting the Special Offers section of DVCMember.com.There is a limited quantity and purchases are limited to two bangles per Member, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to make an exclusive ALEX AND ANI Disney Vacation Club Charm Bangle part of your collection!
The Disney Vacation Club has begun their initial sales for its newest resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, and Current Disney Vacation Club Members have the opportunity to tour a model of the Deluxe Studios that will be available.
Existing Disney Vacation Club members are currently able to purchase real estate interests, and general sales will begin February 9. The first phase of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows opening is scheduled for April 1, 2015. The resort will introduce unique Disney accommodations, including 20 Bora Bora Bungalows and 360 connecting Deluxe Studios.
I was so excited to get a preview of the new studios at the Saratoga Preview Center recently.
The new studios are so spacious, with thought of families it includes 2 showers, 1 tub and 1 walk-in shower.
The Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Deluxe Studios have also included the new pull down beds, these feature Lilo and Stitch.
There are some great nods to the history of the resort.
The colors are inspired from Mary Blair, the Tiki lamp also brings in a Polynesian Flair and of course the carpet has a few hidden mickeys.
The new DVC rooms at the Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Village make a great addition to Disney Vacation Club and to the Magic Kingdom resort area.Follow us for more updates:
This morning the Disney Vacation Club released the following information to their members, and we thought that we would share it with you!
Disney Vacation Club: New details announced for Disney’s Polynesian Villas Bungalows!
We hope you are getting as excited as we are about the next Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows! Today, we released new details about the resort, which will open phase one in 2015. We are making history with the debut of the first Disney Bungalows. These beautiful accommodations are directly on Seven Seas Lagoon and will sleep up to eight guests and feature a plunge pool that offers views of fireworks over Magic Kingdom Park.
Adding to the excitement, we are opening the largest Deluxe Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. The 360 Deluxe Studios will sleep up to five guests each and have the ability to connect to another Deluxe Studio, the first time we have done this at a Disney Vacation Club Resort. Similar to Disney Cruise Line ships and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the rooms will each have a bathroom separated into two areas, one with a shower and sink and the other with a sink and tub/shower. Plus, they also will have kitchenettes and enhanced storage space for convenience and comfort.
The addition of Disney Vacation Club to this beloved resort is part of an overall renovation of the iconic resort hotel. A re-imagined Great Ceremonial House will welcome guests to a tropical destination where Disney magic meets South Seas hospitality. Also included is an enhanced feature pool and new food and beverage offerings, including Pineapple Lanai where Members and guests can get their favorite Dole Whip treats and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, which will feature exotic cocktails and Polynesian-themed small plates. Earlier this year, the resort opened a brand-new children’s activity center called Lilo’s Playhouse.
The first phase of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is scheduled to open in 2015.Follow us for more updates: