Jen Jedlicka's The City Colorful
Two things that seemed to be uber-popular in the last 12 months: adults scribbling inside the lines as a form of stress relief, and Orlandoans stepping up to pay honor to their most beloved buildings – though too many of those have been getting bulldozed. Local artist Jen Jedlicka managed to hit both notes with perfect pitch in her book The City Colorful, 10 glorious pages of black-on-white line art that immortalize landmarks both gone and still standing. Want to make the College Park Publix purple? Goth up Beefy King in black and red? It's all within your power; all you need is a fistful of markers.
Michael Livera at Kiwi Camera Service
1880 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park, 407-539-2731, kiwicameraservice.com
The general population of Orlando might not know that a certified camera-repair genius lives among us, but plenty of us who are photographically inclined are more than aware. Michael Livera is the man to see if your camera body or lens is malfunctioning (or simply needs a tune-up), not just for lucky locals but for photogs all over the country – Orlando pro shooters are in and out of the door, and equipment arrives by mail daily, keeping Livera head-down in his shop. But he comes up for air a few times a year to host a swap and sale, where you might find or trade for any manner of prized photographic item, from a 70-year-old Rolleiflex to a gently used light meter. No fear if you're a newbie, either; Livera is always willing to help educate an inexperienced enthusiast.
460 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-618-1723, also 451 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, 407-670-1400, soma.com
Girls with big girls, Soma Intimates has your back (literally). If you think the only place to get a supportive bra that's also pretty is in your imagination, think again. More than 75 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, it's said, which can strain your back muscles and also your patience when you are trying to wear a cute dress without having grandma lingerie peeking out. Soma's fit specialists will get that rack properly stacked in the right cup and band size, no prob – several styles are even designed to minimize the dreaded "bra bulge."
John Morgan's dog, Emma the German Shepherd
Before we got a glimpse of the Morgans' German Shepherd, Emma, we legitimately thought John & Co. were just a bunch of litigation robots. Not so! The pooch served to humanize the group (Ultima Morgan even filmed a follow-up TV spot specifying that Emma was her dog, not John's – family drama!) and we'd be happy to see her more often. You could say we're "For the Puppy."
1. Fairvilla Megastore, 1740 N. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-425-6005, fairvilla.com
2. Premier Couples Superstore, 5009 S. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-857-2050, premiercouples.net
3. Fairvilla's Sexy Things, 7535 International Drive, 407-826-1627, fairvillasexythings.com
1. Renninger's Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora, 352-383-8393, renningers.net
2. Adjectives Market, multiple locations, adjstyle.com
3. Orange Tree Antiques Mall, 853 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-644-4547, orangetreeantiquesmallfl.com
1. Floyd's 99 Barbershop, multiple locations, floydsbarbershop.com
2. Liberty Barber Shop, 49 N. Primrose Drive, 407-590-9330, libertybarbershop.com
3. Jusincredible Cutz, 2413 E. South St., 407-228-0080, jusincrediblecutz.com
1. Honey Comb Hair and Makeup Studio, 1807 Winter Park Road, 407-622-1558, honeycombhairorlando.com
2. Spa810, 125 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-790-7876, spa810.com
3. Eclips Salon and Spa, 819 Virginia Drive, 407-228-1178, eclipssaloninc.com
1. Orange Cycle, 2204 Edgewater Drive, 407-422-5552, orangecycleorlando.com
2. Ragin' Cajun Bike Shop, 1809 S. Orange Ave., 407-999-9821, ragincajunbikeshop.com
3. Kyle's Bike Shop, 203 N. Primrose Drive, 407-228-7088, kylesbikeshop.net