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Antique of the Week – Cheval Mirror

I was shopping in Grand Avenue Antiques the other day for something fun to write about when I spotted this beauty. I, for one, have always been a fan of Cheval Mirrors and I thought this one was fabulous and looks like it's in great condition. It was made at the turn of the century, and was actually dated September 28, 1908. Diane Zalay (owner of Grand Avenue Antiques) told me that the only thing she did was re-silver the mirror. The wood is Mahogany. My photo definitely does not do it justice, it's a 'must-see' in person.
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Dinner at Francoli’s, OTO’s Newest Hot Spot

"Well, we finally made it to Francoli's Resturant at it's new location in Orange. We went on a Monday evening and it was already getting crowded at 6pm. They don't take reservations and they do have limited seating, but I came by about 30 minutes before we were meeting our friends and they were kind enough to reserve a table for 6 for me. We definitely got the best table..."
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A Taste of Orange – April 25!

As a resident of Orange for the past 8 years, I cannot believe that I have not known about the Taste of Orange. I say this because I love these types of events. Anytime someone puts together a bunch of restaurants for an evening, I’m pretty much in. So, I’m happy to report that the 5th Annual Taste of Orange is happening on April 25 from 4-7pm and I will be there with fork-in-hand!
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Creative Place – Words of Wisdom at Blessings

Blessings. First of all, what a wonderful boutique filled with all sorts of items that might just be perfect for your home. Of course, I wasn't stopping by to shop, just to make a new friend and find out about her favorite things in the store. Which leads me to my second point...new friends. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Blessings' owner, Connie Liles, who you'll find is there waiting to meet you everyday but Monday. If I had to describe Connie in 3 words after only spending 15 minutes with her it would be these: warm, inviting and maternal.
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