Now that you’ve beat the summer heat (which is almost impossible to do here in the sunshine state) it’s time to get your ‘game face’ on and fall into fabulous! For the ladies and gentlemen, The Before and After Salon and Barber Shop located at 648 West South Street in Orlando, is here for you! They are a full service salon and barber shop specializing in ethnic haircare and grooming. So, when you need your flip whipped, your do did or your day made, call 407-295-1716 for an appointment. It’s a great place to start your self-care plan regimen.

Famed artist Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Include a visit to CityArts Factory located in Winter Park at 29 South Orange Avenue as a part of your self-care plan. To recognize the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the 2018 Global Peace Film Festival, in partnership with the Downtown Arts District, presents a photographic exhibit by renowned South African photographer  who was the personal photographer for Mandela in the last years of his life. The extensive collection of images include brilliantly captured moments from Mandela’s inauguration, meetings with notable figures and time spent at home with his family. This stirring exhibit will be on display in the Keine Gallery in the CityArts Factory through October 12th and is definitely not to be missed. Contact 407-648-7060 for gallery hours and additional information.

About the author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista. The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on. Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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