I Heart Old Towne Orange – The Beginning

IMG_7913-e1266625732989I am a wife and mother.  I also have a career in marketing, advertising and social media. And, I live 2 blocks from the border of Old Towne Orange. A border (yes, a distinct border!) which I cross as often as I possibly can. I’ve lived here for 7 years, but it only took me a day to fall in love with The Circle and all it had to offer. I’ve watched Old Towne Orange go through quite a little renaissance over, say, the past 5 years. Whatever the City’s been doing to bring in businesses that resonate with a younger crowd, well, it’s been working.  There was a time, not so long ago, that I didn’t really shop at The Circle, because while I find antiques to be unique and beautiful, they just weren’t my personal style and The Circle didn’t offer much else. However, that’s all changed. Now, I can find most anything that I’m looking for there (other than clothes, that is).  It has really evolved and become a place that has something to offer every generation.

Recently, I was pondering the wonderful world of Social Media (which is something I basically do on a daily basis) and I was trying to figure out how I could apply social media to something I really loved, to see what could come of it. I thought of 2 things: Food and Old Towne Orange. I do admit, I thought of Food first and I launched a social network called ‘youfoody.’  It has been quite a fun experience. It wasn’t until nearly a year later that I started really thinking about starting this blog and, of course, Facebook for Old Towne Orange.  I did a little research to see what others were doing for our great community, and was shocked to come up with nada and I mean zilch!  The City (sorry city, but we need to talk) has a terrible website that doesn’t say anything about Old Towne (nothing that promotes it anyway), there aren’t any other blogs, media channels, nothing specifically for OTO. Unbelievable and a great opportunity for me!

So, here I am and I truly heart Old Towne Orange. I have started this adventure on my own time and my own dime and I hope you enjoy reading along.  Most of all, I hope you are inspired to frequent OTO more often and explore all its wonderful restaurants, galleries and shops!

Peace and Love…Kelly

Me and my girl!

Last Updated on July 2, 2020 by