Happy May & Happy Mother’s Day!  


This month, we talk LEGO!  It’s an important part of our lives here in Polk County, providing jobs and money to our local economy.  Our cover story takes us to Lake Wales to visit Merlin Magic Making.  Learn what they do there and what it has to do with LEGO.  (it’s pretty cool)  Our travel story takes us to LEGOLAND Florida Resort to check out THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD that opened in March.  With three new rides, it’s the place to be this summer.


We visit Peebles Bar-B-Q in Auburndale and learn how generations of the Peebles family have kept the restaurant going for over 70 years!  Our cocktail celebrates Star Wars Day on May the 4th.  (May the force be with you!)  We hope you enjoy!


As usual, we offer our choices for the “Top Ten” things to do in Tampa, Orlando and Polk County. Our calendar is always growing online, so make sure to check the website often.  If you have an event you’d like to add, simply log on online at havenmagazines.com or email the details to me and I can do it for you.  


If you’re on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to add #kindachill to your post.  You just might find yourself in the next printed issue of the magazine!  It’s easy, simply type #kindachill where you would normally write the text of your post and we’ll find you!  Have fun! 


We’re still working out of a temporary work space, but it’s going pretty well so far.  If you ever want to get in touch with us or advertise in the magazine, send me an email!


Have a great month!


Amy Sexson

Partner & Editor




This month we have a special guest writer, Janina Freeland.  You may remember her from last year’s issue when we talked to families with kids with autism.  We’re happy to have Janina tell us in her own voice, what it’s like to be a parent of a child with autism.  She’s both brutally honest and hilarious as she talks about her life. We also check back in with the Rayburn family from last year.  Holly Rayburn has been up to a lot, and her son, T.J. is making strides.  John Straughn talks about his son Tyler and the big fundraiser, Rockin’ on the River.  Each of their stories are inspiring and hopeful.  


We have a cup of coffee and eat a pastry at the brand new N+1 Coffee Shop.  And, we take a mini-vacay at Cypress Inlet in Winter Haven loving the Chain of Lakes!


We have new email addresses now, please take note!  And then you can send us a note, or two! There are tons of events happening this month, remember to add #kindachill to your Facebook or Instagram post and you might find yourself in the next issue of Haven!  (Just type it in where you write your posts, it’s easy!)


Until May, have a very beautiful April!


Amy Sexson


Haven Magazines



(863) 274-2019

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