Though men are generally not thought of as avid shoppers, the fact is that many do look for the best deals and services geared toward their interests. The Southwest Orlando Bulletin is pleased to announce its inaugural The Man Issue, where men can choose from a variety of ideas to enhance their lifestyles. From sprucing up yards to brushing up on golf skills to stress-relieving massages, the following 2012 guide has something for every man:
Arbor Crest Outdoors — For those seeking a yard makeover, Arbor Crest Outdoors Inc.’s full-service landscape, irrigation and maintenance company is the place to go. Specializing in both residential and commercial properties, Arbor Crest offers unique and innovative landscape design elements and the highest level of quality in materials to enhance homeowners’ curb appeal, which increases the aesthetic value of each project. Combining a homeowner’s vision with Arbor Crest personnel’s knowledge, experience and attention to detail to create “that look,” makes one’s home the envy of the neighborhood. Arbor Crest is located at 13506 Summerport Village Parkway, Suite 274, Windermere. For more information, call 407-217-4062 or visit www.arborcrestinc.com on the Web.
Associates in Dermatology — Adults older than age 40, especially men, have the highest annual exposure to ultraviolet rays, and the majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white males older than 50. Every hour, recreational golfers can receive 3.4-5.4 times the amount of UV rays needed to cause sunburn. Michael Steppie, M.D., president and medical director of Associates in Dermatology, offers an antioxidant sunscreen spray with a sun protection factor of 25, which is ideal for outdoor sports enthusiasts. Practical and economical, the nonsticky and lightweight sunscreen absorbs quickly. For a limited time, people can purchase one sunscreen and get the second free. For more information, call 800-827-7546 or visit www.dermorlando.com on the Web.
Cariera’s Cucina Italiana — With Father’s Day just around the corner, families might be scrambling to find a restaurant that will cater to the tastes of their dads. However, Father’s Day is not the only time to feast on macho cuisine. Cariera’s Cucina Italiana offers a great menu year-round, with items such as chicken Parmesan, lobster raviloli, mussels arrabiata and fried calamari. Men and women can relax on the patio or in the lounge in a comfortable atmosphere. Once diners walk through the door, they become part of the family. Cariera’s is located in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando. For more information, call 407-351-1187 or visit www.carieras.com on the Web.
Center For Work Life — Located at 7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 260, Orlando, Center For Work Life is led by Farnaz Hedayati, Ph.D., a highly qualified executive coach. She helps executives and entrepreneurs improve their quality of life and satisfaction by enhancing relationships with their staff members, family and network of professionals. Popular coaching packages include developing effective teams, work/life balance training, leadership and executive coaching, conflict resolution, and boardroom facilitation and retreats. When failed efforts to change oneself, a team or company cause frustration or burn-out, a coach can help get to the root cause and make fundamental changes. For more information, call 407-217-2560 or visit www.centerforworklife.com on the Web.
ChampionsGate Golf Club — Greg Norman designed the 36-holes of golf featured at ChampionsGate Golf, located at 1400 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, 407-787-4653, www.championsgategolf.com. The golf club offers two excellent and very different golf courses on a single site. The International course, which is one of the highest-rated courses in Florida, has the look and feel of a links-style layout in the British Isles. The National course is a classic American-style layout that rolls through 200 acres of southern woodlands and wetlands. Shot-making challenges include unique bunkering, tree-lined fairways and intriguing green designs.
Christini’s Ristorante Italiano — Christini’s is a special place to treat dads, or any man, to a terrific dinner. “A treasure among restaurants,” Christini’s treats dinner as a complete orchestration of food and ambiance. When diners enter the elegant surrounding, they experience epicurean Old World charm and exquisite attention to detail. Extra touches, such as strolling musicians and a rose for each lady, typify the charm that is uniquely Christini’s. Whether it is a business dinner or special occasion, residents can visit Christini’s and leave the world behind. Christini’s is located in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 84, Orlando. For more information, call 407-345-8770 or visit www.christinis.com on the Web.
County Line Ornamental & Tree Inc. — County Line has locations in Winter Garden, Howey-in-the-Hills and Mount Dora, making it convenient to purchase a variety of cold-hardy plants, palms, tropical plants or practically any material needed for the man of the house to enhance his landscape. County Line strives to grow the best quality plants and trees to keep customers happy. Locations frequently have sales on materials and plants. For more information, call 407-654-4644 or visit www.countylineot.com on the Web.
Cricketers Pub & Eatery — Located in The Fountains at 7563 Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Cricketers is the only pub in Southwest Orlando that offers six hand-drawn ales. A true English pub experience, Cricketers has an authentic menu that features British dishes like bangers and mash, and fish and chips, to name a few. The pub also unveiled a new menu that includes several new healthy dishes. In addition, Cricketers will be showing every 2012 UEFA European Football Championship game live via satellite and feature beers from each participating country. It also will show other international sporting events, including the Ryder Cup and Rugby World Championship. For more information, call 407-730-2111 or visit www.cricketersarmspub.com on the Web.
Dwight Howard Basketball ProCamp — The Dwight Howard Basketball ProCamp will be held July 1 and July 2 at the University of Central Florida. This is a great opportunity for any man involved in the life of a boy or girl ages 7 through 18 to encourage participation in a camp that teaches the fundamental skills and team concept of basketball. Campers have access to and instruction from top coaches in Orlando, as well as NBA player Dwight Howard. All campers receive an Adidas camp shirt and autographed team photo with Howard. Registrants who enter the code “Father” receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 888-389-2267 or visit www.dwighthowardcamp.com on the Web.
Florida Hospital Celebration Health — Located at 400 Celebration Place, Celebration, Florida Hospital Celebration Health changes weakened worriers into weekend warriors by specializing in men’s health through the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Using leading-edge surgical and nonsurgical techniques, medical professionals are able to help patients return to their active lifestyles pain-free and with renewed mobility. Subspecialities include joint replacement, sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand, and spine. For more information, call 407-303-4555 or visit www.celebrationhealth.com on the Web.
GI Clean — GI Clean is the perfect gift for that special man who owns a car, boat, recreational vehicle or aircraft. With a strong commitment to excellent service, GI Clean is very discreet with its private clients. Detailing units are fully equipped with water, quiet generators and a full line of professional-grade products to get the very best outcome. For more information, call 407-705-3403 or visit www.gi-clean.com on the Web.
Godley’s Custom Landscaping & Tree Service — Godley’s provides services that most men enjoy doing around the yard themselves. Unfortunately, every man may not have the equipment required to do these tasks, nor have the time to get it all done in a weekend. Now they can relax and let the professionals at Godley’s take care of that honey-do list, while still getting brownie points. Godley’s can take care of any outdoor project, including tree trimming and removals, stump grinding, general landscape cleanups, landscape design and installation, irrigation repair and installations, and sod and mulch installations. For a free estimate, call 407-415-5831. For more information, visit www.godleystreeservice.com on the Web.
Hammerheads Beer & Wine Bar — Located in the Vista Centre Shoppes, 8526 Palm Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, Hammerheads is Orlando’s gastrolounge, featuring “Pub Grub” with a gourmet twist, as well as an interesting selection of wines and nearly 100 import, local and craft beers — with 14 available on tap. With a Tommy Bahama meets Jimmy Buffett atmosphere, it is sure to become a favorite local spot, especially for its daily half-off happy hour from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday karaoke and Thursday trivia and prizes. Those who “Like” Hammerheads on Facebook will receive notification of special prices and events. For more information, call 407-778-4804.
The Leadbetter Golf Academy — Located at ChampionsGate, 1410 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, the academy is the world headquarters of The Leadbetter Golf Academy. David Leadbetter, who has been the most recognizable figure in golf instruction for 25 years, has pioneered methods to help golfers play better, shoot lower scores and have more fun. Popular lesson options include one-hour private sessions; mini schools with an option of one, two or three days of three-hour instruction for up to four students per instructor; and two or three all-day sessions for up to four students per instructor. For more information, call 407-787-3330 or visit www.davidleadbetter.com on the Web.
Orlando Plastic Surgery Center — Men travel from throughout the U.S. to see George H. Pope, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified surgeon, for gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelift and nonsurgical anti-aging procedures, such as injectables, fillers and laser treatments. Pope, who is also a board-certified surgeon for the ear, nose and throat, is the ideal choice for men seeking cosmetic nose surgery. Orlando Plastic Surgery Center is located at 3872 Oakwater Circle, Orlando. For more information, call 407-857-6261 or visit www.orlandoplasticsurgerycenter.com on the Web.
The Peabody Orlando — Located at 9801 International Drive, Orlando, men can enjoy the gift of relaxation at The Spa at The Peabody. Encompassing the inviting elements of warmth and comfort in a contemporary setting, the spa offers a variety of signature treatments. Whether it is the Tranquility Massage or Mango Ginger Infusion, both men and women can be rejuvenated in the lap of luxury. To book an appointment or learn more about spa memberships, call 407-345-4431 or visit www.peabodyorlando.com on the Web.
R.F. Mannarino Contracting Co. — The services of luxury homebuilder and remodeler Robert Mannarino, president of R.F. Mannarino Contracting Co., include customized rooms and home features for men and masculine tastes — from wine cellars, game rooms and home offices to cabanas, boat docks and swimming pools. Mannarino also specializes in the design, construction and installation of built-in bookcases, custom headboards and custom cabinetry. He is an approved professional remodeler for Isleworth, and he renovates and builds new custom homes throughout Central Florida. For more information, call 407-468-2200, email
www.rfmannarino.com on the Web.
Royal Landscape Nursery — Located at 2204 Hempel Ave., Gotha, Royal Landscape Nursery is the go-to place for men who want to spruce up their outdoor living area with plants, trees, shrubs or pavers. The full-service nursery sells all landscape and hardscape supplies for homeowners’ beautification projects. Royal Landscape also will offer advice on do-it-yourself installations or provide complete design and installation services. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 407-445-4644 or visit www.royalmulchandnursery.com on the Web.
Vevera Family Dentistry — Located at 7602 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, Vevera Family Dentistry offers a variety of services that will enhance a man’s quality of life. Vevera Family Dentistry can help those who suffer from sleepless nights due to their partner’s snoring. Keith Vevera, D.M.D., is a dental sleep medicine specialist who can customize a comfortable appliance to prevent snoring and alleviate sleep apnea concerns. The practice also offers an array of advanced whitening and alignment options, such as Invisalign, for a healthier, more attractive smile. For more information, call 407-826-1234 or visit www.veveradental.com on the Web.
The Woodhouse Day Spa — Located at 8060 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 102, Orlando, Woodhouse offers many ways to pamper men in its beautiful facility. Recommendations include an 80-minute deep tissue massage, 25-minute reflexology, body melt scrub, gentleman’s hot towel facial, Woodhouse manicure and pedicure, and 20-minutes in the dry sauna and soothing multijet shower. Those who want to extend their experience can take home a variety of products, including Tokyomilk Dark Yesterday Body Soufflé, Tokyomilk Dark Arsenic and Excess EDP, Biofreeze hands-free gel applicator, Tokyomilk Marine Sel hand cream, and Colorado Clothing Swiss gray robe.
World of Beer — Located in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 300, Orlando, WOB is the ultimate man cave, with more than 500 bottles of beer and 69 drafts, flat-screen TVs, a wraparound outdoor patio, and cigars. A seat is waiting for patrons, as friendly and knowledgeable staff members guide them through the world of WOB. For more information, call 407-355-3315 or visit www.wobusa.com/drphillips on the Web.
Kearney Publishing Corp.7901 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 28Orlando, FL 32819407.351.1573 | Fax number: 407.363.3954
Kearney Publishing Corp.