About Katie C
Lives in Edwards, Colorado
Since Aug 2011
Though I'm currently living in Colorado, my true home is the South. I lived in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, which instilled a love of southern beach towns like Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Charleston. I live near Panama City Beach for part of the year and have spent many memorable nights in locations like Key West and New Orleans. Diver, hiker, climber, craft beer aficionado, snowboarder, fisherman...I'm up for anything at least once.
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Movie Theaters, Shopping Malls, Gift & Specialty Shops, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Shopping Malls, Gift & Specialty Shops
Antique Stores, Flea & Street Markets
International Drive is one of the highlights for shopping fanatics, with four major shopping areas in one vicinity, plus enough entertainment to keep the family occupied while you fulfill your retail fantasies. Malls include the Festival Bay Mall, Pointe Orlando, and the Orlando Premium Outlets as well as attractions like Wonderworks and Ripley's.
If you're not familiar with the 'outlet mall' concept, now is the time to check it out. Featuring name brand companies like Coach, Cole Haan, Burberry, Juicy Couture, and more; the stores carry good quality merchandise at lower prices than regular retail stores. And, as the stores feature breezy passageways and plenty of fresh air (unlike a traditional mall), you can take advantage of the beautiful Florida weather while you shop.
A cross between a traditional mall and an outdoor shopping area, Pointe Orlando is a gorgeous hybrid that offers the best in shopping, dining, and entertainment in Orlando. With beautifully landscaped grounds, upscale dining options, and high-end brand name storefronts as well as funky boutiques, Pointe Orlando is a veritable retail Nirvana in Orlando.
If bigger is better, then The Florida Mall is exceptional. With 1.8 million square feet of retail space housing more than 250 stores, you can find just about anything at this, the largest shopping mall in Central Florida. Dining options range from sit-down to grab-and-go so you can be sure to keep your energy up.
If you're looking for luxury goods (or perhaps prefer to window shop and dream), The Mall at Millenia is your destination. With a contemporary feel that houses names like Chanel and Armani, Jimmy Choo, and Cartier, the Mall at Millenia can make your retail dreams come true...
Downtown Disney is located within the Walt Disney World complex — head to the Marketplace for the highest concentration of shops in which to hand over your spending money on a wide variety of collectibles. In The Art of Disney you can take home lithographs and cartoon cells, or original artworks by the Disney artists; the Lego Imagination Center showcases incredible brick-works, and the hands-on bins let kids design their own masterpieces; while you can take your princess to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for a special makeover. You'll be hard pressed to find a happier place to spend your money!
Are you looking for sparkly costume jewelry? Birdhouses made from old license plates? Antique armoires or old luggage trucks holding the secrets of long ago journeys? Look no further than Renninger's in Mount Dora. Set on 117 acres, anything and everything can be found at Renninger's, from tchotchkes, bric-a-brac, knick knacks, and trinkets to folk art, furniture, and more.
Located in the Audubon Park neighborhood of Orlando, East End Market is the city's only indoor public market. Resembling markets found in cities like Atlanta, New York, and Chicago, the market is comprised of many specialty and artisan shops, like La Femme du Fromage (artisan cheeses), Local Roots (locally sourced produce and meats), and Skyebird Organic juice bar. Other businesses such as a coffee roaster, bakery and experimental kitchen, and more, make this market a destination for foodies and sightseers alike.