We’re lucky to live in Baldwin Park, an awesome community that is not short on great shops, bars and restaurants but one of our faves is Uptown Wine Bar.  Specializing in craft beers and a huge variety of wine, Uptown is our go-to spot on Friday nights after #familydinner with our friends Brian and Steven.  We go there so much that we’ve become close friends with the manager Abbey and Brian and I have even taken them on as a client partners at Blue Helium Concepts.  Uptown keeps it cozy with a blend of a dark wood bar and comfy half-booth high top tables…it definitely helps to be in a relaxing environment while sipping on a nice glass of wine or Emergency Drinking Beer, one of Andrew’s favorite’s.

 

Not only do they have some great wines which we frequently polish off bottle after bottle, they also have our more appropriate drink for when we’re watching calories and carbs, MIA Beer Company’s HRD WTR.  We drink so much of this stuff and have turned so many people on to it that the Uptown team is working on getting it on draft YAY!  You can also take care of those drinking induced snack cravings with one of their awesome meat and cheese boards served on gorgeous marble slab platters.

To top it all off, they have games like Jenga, Cards Against Humanity, Uno and plenty of decks of cards for some gold old Go Fish.  Seriously, if you haven’t played Go Fish as an adult, it’s much more entertaining…especially when your darling husband changes it to “Go F*ck Yourself” 🤷🏾‍♂️.  Next time you’re in our neighborhood, be sure to stop in to see Abbey and crew for an afternoon adult beverage.

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William Campbell
I am consummate workaholic in need of a hobby (hence this site). I am recently married to an amazing man named Andrew who you will see pop up throughout the site and we live in a beautiful townhome that we purchased a couple of years ago in the Baldwin Park area of Orlando, right near downtown which is where we spend most of our time. I have an awesome family and many equally awesome friends who you will also see pop up periodically. I attended UCF where I studied Advertising and Public Relations. On the daily, I am a Territory Director for a Tallahassee and Atlanta based digital media solutions company that specializes in graduation and endurance sports photography. If you have graduated from high school or college in the U.S. or run a major marathon throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the U.S., chances are we’ve taken your photos. My job allows me the luxury, and sometimes burden, of traveling all over. The downfall to that is “all over” sometimes includes random places in the square states in the middle of the U.S. When I am not on the road for work, I work from home and need noise in the background so I also watch A LOT of TV. There isn’t much on Bravo that doesn’t cross my screen so I am here to admit that I am, in fact, a Real Housewives fanatic…there isn’t a city I don’t watch (except the brief Athens one and Bangkok because they’re not subtitled in English but if they were, watch out). I love pop culture, reality television and all the mainstream shows as well.

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