All In One Decorating Solutions
“While strolling around The Grove Shopping Center, I was casually window shopping when I came across one that caught my eye. The fall display in the window at All in One Decorating Solutions was quirky and fun while perfectly festive. Just my cup of tea. I was drawn inside and had the chance to sit down with the owner and talent behind the brand, Francia Fusik. At first glance, I thought that the design studio was the most intriguing thing about the room. Each surface is decorated in a beautiful and unique wall covering. The light fixtures are a statement all on their own. There are samples and swatches and shelves full of every option in a plethora of finishes you could think of when designing a home or space. Next to the endless fabric selections was an ornate bed designed to the absolute smallest detail of perfection.
After just a few moments of talking, I quickly lost interest in the interior design playground that surrounded me because I had discovered the real gem in the company… Francia. Her infectious love for interior design drew me in. She is a petite powerhouse with enough passion for a giant. Talking with her was like speaking to an old friend. She described the very first room she designed to me in detail as if it were yesterday, she was 10 at the time. Her portfolio was beyond impressive but the selling points were tucked away in her design philosophies.
When asked what her style was she replied, “It’s not about me. What is my style? I don’t really have a style anymore. My style is your style. All styles are beautiful when they are well executed and you love it.” Francia went on to describe how she designs a well-executed room. In a genius analogy she explained it as comparable to getting dressed in a good outfit. The shirt matches the pants which complement the shoes and coordinate with the earrings. They all go together, but most importantly they are appropriate for the setting and fit the body well. She makes her designs beautiful and coordinating from an interior design perspective but her client’s lifestyle and habits drive its practicality. A perfect marriage of form and function.
All in One Decorating Solutions can help with every step of design along the way from construction to furnishings. Their mission is to create a space with balance and harmony every time. With a secret weapon like the owner Francia Fusik in their arsenal, I see that hitting above the mark with each client.
Next up – Kristi’s experience at Parbhu Oculofacial Plastic Surgery
I honestly was a little apprehensive going into my appointment at Parbhu Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. Nervous, but excited at the same time, because I fully admit it… I’m 44 and the wrinkle lines are starting to set in and show my age. I did a little bit of research prior to my appointment and learned that Parbhu Oculofacial Plastic Surgery is a medical practice focusing on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face focusing on the periocular area. They concentrate on disease of the eyelids, lacrimal system and orbit. They provide reconstructive and aesthetic services. So far so good!
Dr. Parbhu believes that each person is unique and likes to have a collaborative approach in developing a treatment plan that is often a journey in achieving natural appearing results. I had a phone consult prior to my appointment to share a little more about the areas that I knew were my trouble spots, and had the opportunity to chat about any concerns.
If you’ve considered having Dysport done, and you want some genuine feedback, send me a message! I was totally impressed with my results and how natural I look! I’m still within the first two weeks, but I’m SO pleased that I have NO more forehead wrinkles. It looks amazing! Be sure to follow our IG page for before/after photos, especially once I’ve reached the two week mark!
Next up, Sylvia visited EP Realtors, and here’s what she had to share!
“Home is the starting place of love, hope and dreams.” It sounds lovely until it’s not. When Jon and I bought our first home seven years ago, I wasn’t prepared for the long list of to-dos that are associated with buying and selling a home. The tedious amounts of paperwork and hours searching for the “right one” only to be outbid by another eager family looking for their place of solace and retreat from a hard day’s work. Weekends were spent defeated and feeling hopeless.
Whether you’re a newly married couple like Jon and I were, looking to buy and/or relocate to a safer neighborhood, or on the hunt for a community that offers upscale amenities then visiting EP Realtors of Orlando should be your first step! The moment you step into the Windermere office of EP Realtors of Orlando, you’ll notice the comfy couches you and your littles can hang out on while meeting with an EP Realtor team member.
This diverse team, who is primarily made up of locals and includes a bilingual agent, are knowledgeable of the greater Orlando area and seek to efficiently guide you to your home-sweet-home. They know what it feels like to be knee deep in goldfish and toddler tantrums as many of their team members are parents to small children.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with one of EP Realtors’s team members, Stewart Gee. The moment you begin speaking with Stewart, you quickly begin to realize that you’re partnering with someone who is as passionate about helping families find homes as the Orlando Mom Collective is about engaging community! I had the opportunity to ask Stewart a series of questions about EP Realtors of Orlando and what sets them apart from the hundreds of other real estate companies that are out there. One major selling point is the fact that they have their own mortgage broker in house and an extensive resource list that includes roofers, brokers, inspectors and more! Talk about saving you time and energy because, honestly, Saturdays should be spent in a sauna with a mimosa in hand! EP Realtors of Orlando are not only saving you time but are invested in furthering your search for the home in which you’ll date your spouse and soon witness your babies take their first steps. The very home where you’ll sweetly kiss peaceful toddlers goodnight before they run off to college and entertain out of town guests for our warm winters. EP Realtors are your hometown realty company who are a great fit for the first time home buyers, those looking to upgrade their living space, any investors or expats looking for the right investment, and so much more. They also include property management in their long list of specialties!
While there may be no way around the stress of finding the right home, what makes the home-buying experience worth it is the team with whom you get to partner. EP Realtors of Orlando’s aim is not to simply sell you a house but deliver an experience that does not feel tedious but accommodating and memorable!
The Vineyard Wine Bar & Healthy Bistro
Just a few doors away is The Vineyard Wine Bar. If you have never been to The Vineyard at The Grove, YOU. MUST. GO. TODAY!
At The Vineyard, it’s all about great food, wine and friends. We were treated to an array of appetizers including Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Avocado Toast, and Caprese Salad.
Our entrees included Chicken Saltimboca, Pan seared chicken breasts wrapped in prosciutto and fresh sage served on a bed of mushrooms and spinach; Peace Bowl small, with seasonal vegetables in a rich coconut curry large, 16 sauce, between twin pyramids of brown basmati rice and quinoa; and Fiocchi Pasta Pasta pockets stuffed with pear and four cheeses in a creamy bacon sauce – SERIOUSLY OUR FAVORITE!
They have a daily Happy Hour, Monday-Saturday from 2-6PM. Their Wine Shoppe offers over 200 incredible wines in stock – and they specialize in special orders, so if you’re seeking that hard-to-find bottle, The Vineyard Wine Bar is your first place to contact!
They often have live events and special events. You can check out their monthly schedule here!
The Vineyard Wine Bar is the perfect way to end your girls day out. Thank you The Grove Orlando! We’ll be back!
If you are a little jealous and you wish you could experience a day like this… YOU’RE IN LUCK! We will be giving away gift cards to The Vineyard and Parbhu Oculofacial Plastic Surgery on our Instagram page in the coming weeks! Be sure to follow to win!