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.”


Pool Builder

1 Atlas Pools of
Central Florida

2 Pools by Bradley

3 Artesian Pools

Consignment or Resale Shop

1 Avalon Exchange
North Orange Avenue
Winter Park

2 Dechoes Resale
College Park; East Colonial Drive

3 Plato’s Closet
Eight Orlando-area locations

Gift Shop

1 The Primrose Shop
Audubon Park
The Primrose Shop on Instagram

2 Paper Goat Post
Ivanhoe Village

3 Kirkland’s
Four Orlando-area locations

Home Builder

1 Phil Kean Design Group
Winter Park

2 Charles Clayton Construction
Winter Park

3 Z Properties
Winter Park

Place for Antiques

1 Renninger’s Twin Markets
Highway 441,
Mount Dora

2 Adjectives Market
Three Orlando-area locations

3 Washburn Imports
Three Orlando-area locations

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.

Home Décor Store

Millenia Area, Orlando

2 HomeGoods
10 Orlando-area locations

3 Pier 1 Imports
Seven Orlando-area locations

Kitchen & Bath Store

1 Bed, Bath & Beyond
Multiple Orlando-area locations

2 Supreme Kitchen Cabinets Orlando
South Orlando

3 Phil Kean Design Group
Winter Park


Apopka Florist (Roberto Gonzalez)

1 Apopka Florist
Main Street, Apopka

2 Lee James
Floral Designs
Ivanhoe Village

3 Oviedo Florist
Downtown Oviedo

Women’s Clothing Store

1 Macy’s
Five Orlando-area locations

Five Orlando-area locations

3 Neiman Marcus
The Mall at Millenia

Men’s Clothing Store

1 Macy’s
Five Orlando-area locations

2 John Craig Clothier
Park Avenue,
Winter Park

3 Men’s Wearhouse
Seven Orlando-area locations


1 The Mall at Millenia
Conroy Road

2 The Florida Mall
South Orange
Blossom Trail

3 Altamonte Mall
Altamonte Springs

Bicycle Shop

1 Orange Cycle
College Park

2 David’s World Cycle
Seven Orlando-area locations

3 D2 Endurance
Sport & Fitness

Car Dealer

1 Fields Auto Group
Multiple Orlando-area locations

2 Carl Black Orlando Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
East Orlando

3 Tesla Orlando
North Orlando


1 Bay Hill Jewelers
Three Orlando-area locations

2 Be on Park
Park Avenue, Winter Park

3 International
Diamond Center
Four Orlando-area locations

Interior Designer

1 Phil Kean Design Group
Winter Park

2 Morrone Interiors
Downtown Orlando

3 Anne Rue Interiors