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by Kiran on December 11, 2009 · 20 comments

in Celebration

… were present last night at the Eden Bar of Enzian Theatre, Maitland for the 4th Orlando Tweetup graciously organized by @etanowitz from Orlando Sentinel. I have been unwell since the tweet-up, thus the delay in this post and announcements. This was our first tweet-up and visit to Enzian. A regal, cozy and whimsical atmosphere, Enzian serves not only an open bar, but a delicious mug of Chai Latte. Yes, you read it right. It was a bar, with a chilly-breezy evening and I ordered a Chai Latte. What more can I ask?

Enzian Theater, Maitland Florida

Enzian Theater, Maitland Florida


It was so much fun, meeting local bloggers and tweeps!

Of course, the highlight of the evening was the announcement of 2009 Orbbies Rockin’ Blog winners and finally, a chance of meeting them in person. Not all were present, but click here for the full list of winners. Check out their awesome blogs.

From left: Dave, Me, Bess, Teresa, Mark and Ricky. Congrats all :)

From left: Dave, Me, Bess, Teresa, Mark and Ricky. Congrats all 🙂

Congratulations to the winners!

I enjoyed meeting Dave Knechel, author of With a hard-hitting journalistic writing skills, Dave covers important news and updates through his blog. My first impression of him – a witty individual 😀

Bess is the editor of The Central Florida Top 5. If you need a guide to Central Florida’s upcoming events, thank Bess and say goodbye to Google/Yahoo/Bing for the time being! It was a pleasure getting to know her personally since we’ve been using her blog as our pad for event information.

Hello! Teresa from The Dis Unplugged Disney Blog is an unofficial and unbiased blog about all things Disney. In the shortest time frame of introductory, I could sense her friendliness demeanor. Congrats on being awarded for the Orbbies 2009 Best Overall Blog category.

We also met Mark Baratelli, owner of, a blog that features culture guide for Orlando, Florida and a series of live events. He was amazed at my self-taught photography skills 🙂 Thanks Mark!

Say ‘Hi’ to Ricky, author of Tastychomps where he narrates his dining adventures in Orlando and around US.

We won the 2009 Orbbies Rockin’ Blogs in two categories – Chatterbox for Personal and Shutterbox for Photography! Yay! Thank you so much every one, for voting and following our blogs. Tarun and I are extremely humbled. Of course, this couldn’t be possible without Orlando Sentinel. Our sincere gratitude for the opportunity and honors. Thank you Etan and his lovely wife, Daphne for organizing a tremendously successful Tweetup! This is sounding more like a speech during the Grammys.

Last, but not least, you should know about us by now. Else, stroll down the Chatterbox memory lane and Subscribe to us.

Penning off now before I ruin your mascara 😉 Off to recuperate!

Edit: FYI, the free header customization is still up for grabs!


1 HOBO(nickname) December 13, 2009 at 4:20 AM

Blogging is future.
And Congratulations. Party?

2 Kiran December 17, 2009 at 6:15 PM

You are right.
Thanks Hobo. Party is ongoing in the blogging world! All are invited to comment 😉

3 Tasty Chomps December 13, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Congrats kiran and tarun! we should set up a meet up some day and explore the culinary landscape of central florida!!

4 Kiran December 17, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Thanks Ricky and congrats to you as well 🙂 Would love to meet up for food! Catch up soon!

5 John Rife December 13, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Congratulations on the award. Glad to have discovered your site thanks to the TweetUp. Looking forward to seeing the world through your lens. We hope to cross paths with you soon. Cheers.

6 Kiran December 17, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Thanks and welcome to Chatterbox, John! Also, thank you for the mention on your blog. Hope to cross paths with you soon. Happy Holidays and cheers!

7 Bess December 14, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Kiran, thanks for the mention/link and really enjoyed meeting you at the Tweetup. I have bookmarked your site and look forward to reading it! Thanks!

8 Kiran December 17, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Thanks and welcome to Chatterbox Bess! Though it was a short meet, truly enjoyed getting to know you and Top5! Have bookmarked it for sure 🙂

9 dinu December 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM

congrats !!
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10 Kiran December 17, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Thanks Dinu 🙂

11 Ramkumar December 17, 2009 at 7:28 AM

Thats Great Congrats :).
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12 Kiran December 17, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Thanks Ramkumar 🙂

13 Sakhi December 21, 2009 at 11:09 PM

Wow… congrats!! 😀

And you look awesome too! 😀
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14 Vikas Gupta January 5, 2010 at 8:03 AM

I am late. Congrats just the same! 🙂

15 Kiran April 15, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Thanks Vikas 🙂 It’s never too late!

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