August 2010

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In This Issue

The Force Will Be Here, and so Will 30,000 of its followers

Local Star Wars fans prepare for this month’s cosmic gathering at the convention center.

Our Town

People and places that define Orlando

Top Picks

Lucky 7

Looking to expand your dining horizons? Check out Joseph Hayes’ picks for the BEST NEW RESTAURANTS in Orlando. They serve everything from Turkish cuisine to Spanish selections, Afro-Indian dishes to Greek delicacies, first-rate seafood to Italian (and Italian-Brazilian) offerings.

Petal Pusher

Lauren Sigman begins to cultivate a new career as a jewelry designer.

Look on the Bright Side

Bolder, livelier furnishings and accessories are coming your way, signaling a new sense of optimism.

The Good Earth

Here’s the down and dirty on using mud or clay to beautify skin.

Drinks Made Responsibly

Two locals produce vino and vodka, both, coincidentally, in Oregon, with the best intentions.

Off to See the Wizard

Harry Potter’s world is, indeed, magical, but will it do the trick for Universal?

Sizing Up the Field in the Mayor’s Race

Of frontrunner Bill Segal’s three opponents, [Teresa] Jacobs has the best chance of beating him in a head-to-head contest.

Best of Orlando

The favorites of our readers in 85 categories, ranging from best restaurant for atmosphere to best bicycle store to best nail salon. As we do every year, we awarded the “Best of” designation based on total votes in each category. New to the list this year are short features on some of the winners, so you’ll know, for example, just who the heck Eric Eisnaugle is and how IKEA got its name.

The Story of a... Civil War Re-enactor

The battle lines are blurred for Robert Niepert, 54, of Winter Garden, who fights for both North and South as a cavalry commander.

 

Guides & Resources

Real Estate's Hot 100

Whether you’re trying to buy or sell real estate, getting the best deal means finding an agent who possesses savvy and know-how and gets results. This list showcases some Central Florida agents who have demonstrated those skills.

Spotlight on Plastic Surgeons 2014

This special advertising section highlights the accomplishments of plastic surgeons, who tell about their commitment to helping people look their best.

Orlando's Best Lawyers of 2014

Get informed with our annual list of more than 400 Orlando-area attorneys, compiled by Best Lawyers in America. The annual selection features lawyers in 78 areas of practice.

Spotlight on Lawyers 2014

Our special advertising section featuring profiles on local lawyers.

Premier Doctors

Best Lawyers