Best of ORL 2019 – Home & Shopping

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The Center for Biking Happiness

Deena Breed believes she’s selling happiness.

The Orange Cycle co-owner says that when a customer leaves with the right bicycle, she likes to imagine how it might affect their lives. 

“It’s always something good. Some people lose 100 pounds, some people discover a new community,” Breed says. She recalled a customer who signed up for a charity ride after buying a bike from her and later created her own team. 

“She said it completely changed her life,” Breed says.   

Breed’s husband, Howard Larlee, opened Orange Cycle in 1972 in College Park. Breed began work there a decade later, following a teaching career. Consequently, the shop values education: helping customers find trails near their home, teaching safety tips and informing them about local group and charity rides. 

“My motto is, set a goal, get a group,” Breed says. But any amount of biking can help. 

“Biking just a short distance, 15 to 20 minutes, can really improve lives,” she says. “I refer to my car as my climate-controlled capsule, which I really do enjoy but that’s all it is. Whereas you bike and… I don’t know. You’re alive.” orangecycleorlando.com

 

Pool Builder

1 Atlas Pools of
Central Florida
Oviedo
atlaspoolsofcentralfl.com

2 Pools by Bradley
Sanford
poolsbybradley.com

3 Artesian Pools
Orlando
artesianpools.com

Consignment or Resale Shop

1 Avalon Exchange
North Orange Avenue
Winter Park
avalonexchange.com

2 Dechoes Resale
College Park; East Colonial Drive
dechoesresale.com

3 Plato’s Closet
Eight Orlando-area locations
platoscloset.com

Gift Shop

1 The Primrose Shop
Audubon Park
The Primrose Shop on Instagram

2 Paper Goat Post
Ivanhoe Village
papergoatpost.com

3 Kirkland’s
Four Orlando-area locations
kirklands.com

Home Builder

1 Phil Kean Design Group
Winter Park
philkeandesigns.com

2 Charles Clayton Construction
Winter Park
charlesclayton.com

3 Z Properties
Winter Park
zpropertiesinc.com

Place for Antiques

1 Renninger’s Twin Markets
Highway 441,
Mount Dora
renningers.net

2 Adjectives Market
Three Orlando-area locations
adjmkt.com

3 Washburn Imports
Three Orlando-area locations
washburnimports.com



Renninger’s Twin Markets (Roberto Gonzalez)

Acres of Antiques

The romantic lighting, in violet, seafoam and magenta hues, fills Donna Ladley’s booth at Renninger’s Antique Center. 

The entrepreneur has been making tassel-trimmed lamp shades in dramatically patterned, antique fabrics for 51 years, a trade she learned from her great grandmother. 

Ladley’s booth is one of 180 within the 35-year-old Renninger’s Twin Markets, which also includes a flea and farmers market, located on 130 acres in Mount Dora. 

Many booths, like Ladley’s, have a niche and represent lifetimes of collection. One booth boasts antique photography, another’s walls are filled with chiming clocks, and several gleam with vintage costume jewelry. 

Other booths are a hodgepodge of treasures, such as D & A Antiques. Co-owner Annette Salzarulo has been collecting for 35 years but says her biggest attraction is her 8-year-old Shar-Pei, Taylor, who pokes her head through a knee-high window near the booth’s cash register, hoping customers will feed her treats. 

Renninger’s is known for the antique extravaganzas it hosts annually in November, January and February, which draw nearly 800 merchants and enthusiasts from around the country.
“Renninger’s is a destination,” Salzarulo says. renningers.net


Home Décor Store

1 IKEA
Millenia Area, Orlando
ikea.com

2 HomeGoods
10 Orlando-area locations
homegoods.com

3 Pier 1 Imports
Seven Orlando-area locations
pier1.com

Kitchen & Bath Store

1 Bed, Bath & Beyond
Multiple Orlando-area locations
bedbathandbeyond.com

2 Supreme Kitchen Cabinets Orlando
South Orlando
supremefl.com

3 Phil Kean Design Group
Winter Park
philkeandesigns.com

Florist


Apopka Florist (Roberto Gonzalez)

1 Apopka Florist
Main Street, Apopka
apopkaflorist.com

2 Lee James
Floral Designs
Ivanhoe Village
leejamesfloral.com

3 Oviedo Florist
Downtown Oviedo
oviedoflorist.com

Women’s Clothing Store

1 Macy’s
Five Orlando-area locations
macys.com

2 BCBGMAXAZRIA
Five Orlando-area locations
bcbg.com

3 Neiman Marcus
The Mall at Millenia
neimanmarcus.com

Men’s Clothing Store

1 Macy’s
Five Orlando-area locations
macys.com

2 John Craig Clothier
Park Avenue,
Winter Park
johncraigclothier.com

3 Men’s Wearhouse
Seven Orlando-area locations
menswearhouse.com

Mall

1 The Mall at Millenia
Conroy Road
mallatmillenia.com

2 The Florida Mall
South Orange
Blossom Trail
simon.com

3 Altamonte Mall
Altamonte Springs
altamontemall.com

Bicycle Shop

1 Orange Cycle
College Park
orangecycleorlando.com

2 David’s World Cycle
Seven Orlando-area locations
davidsworld.com

3 D2 Endurance
Sport & Fitness
Sanford
facebook.com/D2EnduranceSports

Car Dealer

1 Fields Auto Group
Multiple Orlando-area locations
fieldsauto.com

2 Carl Black Orlando Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
East Orlando
carlblackoforlando.com

3 Tesla Orlando
North Orlando
tesla.com

Jeweler

1 Bay Hill Jewelers
Three Orlando-area locations
bayhilljewelers.com

2 Be on Park
Park Avenue, Winter Park
beonpark.com

3 International
Diamond Center
Four Orlando-area locations
shopidc.com

Interior Designer

1 Phil Kean Design Group
Winter Park
philkeandesign.com

2 Morrone Interiors
Downtown Orlando
morroneinteriors.com

3 Anne Rue Interiors
Sanford
annerue.com