What gifts do Lakeland Dads want for Father’s Day?

What gifts do Lakeland Dads want for Father’s Day?

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

When I was 16, a group of families got together and took all the Dads to dinner for Father’s Day. As we were driving, one of my friend’s dad saw a man mowing his grass and he said, “Lucky bast*rd.” I looked at him and asked, “Why?” He said, “Because he is mowing his grass in peace and no one is making him go to dinner.”

Summer Wardrobe Staples for Lakeland Living

Summer Wardrobe Staples for Lakeland Living

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

Summer is in full swing and vacay vibes are rocking! I am not a woman who has a closet busting open with clothes, but 95% of my clothes are for hot weather. (When winter comes, I am the person with a big sweatshirt, fuzzy socks and knit hat – none of which match – just trying to get through the cold, patiently waiting for the Florida sun to warm my shivering bones.)

A Collection of Graduation Quotes

A Collection of Quotes for the Class of 2021!

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

Graduation season is here! It’s a time for celebrations, reflections and congratulations! Graduation is one of those times we are so proud of ourselves! We finally finished! But…. now that means we have to start something new… This fear of the unknown is why we give our graduates stirring and inspiring speeches to propel them into their future.

Skip the wait eat local - Frescos

SKIP THE WAIT. EAT LOCAL.

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

Last month, my two older daughters and I went on a date. They are both particular about food so choosing a place everyone liked took a hot minute. I wanted a local spot, my middle child wanted pizza, and my oldest wanted hibachi. Long story short, we ended choosing Harry’s. It’s not local but my girls agreed so I agreed. I was hungry.

Pink and Apricot Feminine Scrapbook  Collage Business Mother's Day Landscape Flat Card

EKIM’S PLACE GUIDE TO MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

Mother’s Day is a day we celebrate our Mamas! Mamas come in all forms – biological mamas, step mamas, grandmamas, our friend’s mama, our neighbor who treats us like they are our mama, mentors in school and work who guide us like mamas, and that random stranger who offers a hand when you are having a *moment* - just like a mama would.

Behind the scenes @ Ekim's Place

BEHIND THE SCENES AT EKIM’S PLACE

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

Today’s blog gives you a quick glimpse into what it takes to run Ekim’s Place! We started this business on April 28, 2020 (exactly one year ago today!) in our garage at the end of a long day. It’s grown and evolved like we never thought on that pivotal night. We had stars in our eyes and if someone had told us we wouldn’t be an instant hit, I’m afraid we might have stopped before we started.

SPRING IS IN THE AIR! It’s Springtime in Florida! Grab it while its (not so) hot!

SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

It’s Springtime in Florida! Grab it while its (not so) hot! Florida weather from November to April is like living on a roller coaster of temperatures. One day you are wearing your shorts, and the next day you are bundled up in your one and only winter hat.

Ekim’s Lakeland Guide to Date Night

Ekim’s Lakeland Guide to Date Night

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

COVID flipped everything upside down. Everything. We were forced to find new ways to do life as we knew it, including keeping our relationships with our significant others alive. 

What does ‘Ekim’s Place’ mean?

What does ‘Ekim’s Place’ mean?

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

“What’s in a name?” This famous quote by Shakespeare suggests that names themselves hold no value but are simply a label. What counts is the worth of the individual or object described by the name. What counts is what’s on the inside. *dewy eye alert*

How Art Influences Awesomeness by Karyn Johnson

How Art Influences Awesomeness

Arts & LeisureKaryn Johnson

South Florida Avenue in the Dixieland area is getting a makeover! Blues, yellows, reds, oh my!