The Top 5 was honored to join several fellow “lady bloggers” last night at The Wine Room on Park Avenue in Winter Park. Organized by Kim Taylor of The Pulse of Central Florida, I got to see Colleen Burns of Yelp Orlando and Lady Ballers, Jeanette of J’s Everyday Fashion (who dished on her celebrity interview with Giuliana Rancic), Katy Widrick of Growing Bolder and her own blog, Jackie of Momjovi, and then Katy of The Balanced Foodie. On the way out, I even ran into Holly Shakespeare!
The Lady Bloggers!
So, our gathering was not the only event happening at The Wine Room. Roll out the red carpet, spin out the DJ, and turn on the spotlights… a fashion show was making its way right through the middle of the establishment! Fashions were provided by Liz’s Fashion Experience, and so we got to watch slinky long-legged models in high heels and faux fur as they strutted the “catwalk” to the front. And, it was all raising money for the Make A Wish foundation… so we loved it!
So, the night was a dazzling time, all the way around! Looking forward to the next gathering of the Lady Bloggers!
Congratulations to two former Wesh News anchors, Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer, for taking their show Growing Bolder TV national! Starting this weekend, Growing Bolder will be seen on 100 PBS stations across the country.
Bill and Marc. Photo from Bolder Media Group.
The show, the brainchild of Middleton, which began to ferment in his kitchen over a cup of coffee, resulted in first a radio show and then television show geared for the 50 and up crowd. It focuses on inspirational stories, such as “Broken Neck to Broken Records” featuring cyclist Sandy Scott, who didn’t start competitive cycling until age 64. Or you can find out Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Torres’ secret to success. And although the show claims to be for the “growing bolder” crowd, there’s something that every age group will enjoy! (I’ve even made my teenage son watch a few episodes for him to find out he actually enjoyed it!)
From the show’s website:
“What is Growing Bolder? It’s the newest show on PBS stations coast-to-coast. It’s inspirational, affirmational and entertaining. Produced by an Emmy Award-winning team, Growing Bolder tells the stories of ordinary men and women living extra ordinary lives. It’s about people reinventing themselves to pursue their passions and build lives of significance. It’s about entrepreneurs, cancer survivors, masters athletes, rock stars, artists, and more.”
You can also connect with Growing Bolder on Facebook as well as Twitter. So, do yourself a favor, and tune in this weekend… I promise you will be inspired!
When Growing Bolder first featured Rachel Veitch and her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente, little did they know the type of media storm that would set off… Since that time, their video has seen 6.5 millions views and has helped Rachel and her car, fondly referred to as Chariot, be featured on TV and radio stations, shown on the Today Show, and tonight, Rachel and Chariot will chat with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show. (Yep, the Tonight Show has paid to ship the car to Los Angeles!)
Rachel and Chariot in the early days.
Rachel and Chariot today.
Jay Leno is an avid car collector and especially likes vintage cars. He even has a website dedicated to his garage!
Rachel is excited to show off Chariot, which has over half a million miles on it, and has been kept running well with tender loving care as well as Valvoline, too. Way to go, Rachel and Chariot!
See more about Rachel and Chariot on Growing Bolder.