Friends! Many of you know that I started my entrepreneurial life as a 26-year-old co-founder of the beloved Dandelion Communitea Cafe. This led me down the localist loving path as co-founder of Ourlando, the original Local First movement in Central Florida, and host of Front Porch Radio, which just celebrated its tenth anniversary. While it was … More Join me for a Maker Side Hustle Workshop at East End Market
I wrote this essay in the days following the Pulse Tragedy, which struck the heart of my community a year ago. I was unable to post it until a year had passed, on the heels of the attack in London. It was just too soon. Bloody Sunday. Shout the headlines. Blood Donors. Snake around the … More A Pulse Epilogue
Now is the time to take a STRONG STAND ON THE SIDE OF LOVE and I am incredibly PROUD that the majority of our local & independent business community are already on it. Here are three ways you can stand in SOLIDARITY with our LGBTQ community: Restaurant Owners: Let’s start a LOVE salad culinary trend in Orlando (and … More Love Served Here: A Call to Orlando Business Owners
Dear Community, It is with a light and liberated heart that I share the news that I am no longer an owner of Dandelion Communitea Cafe, having recently signed a settlement. The settlement stopped the lawsuit to dissolve the business. The incredible place I infused with so much of my heart, soul and essence will continue on to feed … More Fare-thee-well, Dandelion! This lil seed flies free, where she lands….