Yelp Orlando's Passport to Ivanhoe Village
Yelp's Passport to Ivanhoe Village spanned over fourteen days long and introduced tons of Yelpers to fab, local businesses. They checked everything from Burlesque, to eating and drinking and exploring art galleries. It was two weeks full of eleven events filled to the brim with culture and full of community!
Yelpers definitely celebrated and infiltrated Ivanhoe Village via cool & creative ways to connect people with great local businesses. The Elite Squad kicked it off while getting spoiled at Halo Salon and Spa the week before.
“Ivanhoe Village is a great little neighborhood and this salon might have the best spot in town! The view of the lake is beautiful scenery for getting your hair done.” – Kim W.
Monday was the launch of Passport and we got a taste of everything The Venue has to offer with The Venue Sampler. Noshing on Tako Cheena, sipping on Tito’s Vodka and snappin’ it up with SNAP! Studio Booth! We finished it off with a fabulous production from the staff at BabyBLUESTAR Productions!
“I had a freaking blast at the Venue, they have some really awesome unique things going on.” – Justina N.
Tuesday we checked out Teals Twisted Bliss - a Groovy and Hip Ice Cream Joint serving up Soft Serve Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Gelati, floats, milk shakes, coffee, tea and hot chocolate! YUM!
Thursday we celebrated the unveiling of the official Ivanhoe Village poster by Ken Bowser at Twelve21 Gallery. We enjoyed snacks, popped some Kernel Encore classic and holiday flavors and sipped on wine, beer and Tito’s Vodka libations.
"This place is so cute! Such a small cute gallery with awesome art. This night was to showcase the brand new poster for Ivanhoe Village. It was absolutely GORGEOUS! The artist was very talented with all the different art pieces he was showcasing." - Kevin Charles M.
Friday we rocked pumpkin bombs during Happy Hour at local watering hole, The Hideaway.
Monday we kicked off another week with an evening at The Imperial, which is located inside Washburn Imports, yes a bar inside a furniture store that carries amazing, hand-picked pieces from Asia!
Tuesday we went behind the scenes of Steadfast Brand and enjoyed Ivanhoe After Hours. We also learned about a great movement our local community is running at FL Hospital. Dr. Karen Tilstra, the Director of the Florida Hospital Innovation Lab let us inside the lab and shared tons of great, inspiring info.
Saturday we did a warm and fuzzie! We hit up Homegrown Local Food Co-Op for a Cash Mob! Yes, It was a crowd of yelpers who get together and went on a collective spending spree at one of our favorite local business.
We closed it out with a Sunday Funday fav, a Brunch Buffet at White Wolf Café.
Huge thanks to all of the sponsors, locations and Yelpers who came out to celebrate Ivanhoe Village and a special thanks to Scottie Campbell, the Executive Director of Ivanhoe Village Main Street! Much local love to all! Photography props to Jim White for sanppin' the events away and yelper, Mariacristina N for sharing her photog skills!