Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 1st

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
— Albert Einstein

Ah, I can't believe August is over! Hello September! Hopefully the Arizona summer will come to an end... its so hot still.

*~*The holiday weekend is right around the corner. Join us at Hotel Indigo Scottsdale for our Labor Day special! It’s our summer send-off rate with just $55 a night Friday, 9/4 through Monday, 9/7. Book now at 1.877.8INDIGO. We have no hidden resort fees; complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and pets stay free!*~*
We are located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, you can’t beat it!
Labor Day Weekend…
  • Friday-Crown Room, Axis/Radius, and of course PCL, will all be hopping.
  • Saturday-Axis/Radius, Dirty Pretty, or Cream Lounge are always fun places to party.

For a list of Scottsdale bar recommendations click here, http://www.10best.com/Scottsdale,AZ/Nightlife/Bars/

Are you looking for live music? Then join Martini Ranch Scottsdale, your premier live music venue, and catch a variety of styles all week. Join them on Sundays for Industry Night while enjoying music from Metal Head, and various drink specials. On Thursdays you can sip on $3 Corona’s and $5 Bombers. For a list of events in September visit, http://gallery.mailchimp.com/779bac7fbd00295a7ab4a3540/files/SEPT09EntertainmentCalendar.pdf?utm_source=Martini+Ranch+List&utm_campaign=b6e3da89c1-This_Month_at_Martini_Ranch8_28_2009&utm_medium=email

Other things to do...

  • WestWorld event season has begun! It kicked off Saturday, August 29th with Reining Horse Association presenting “Fool ‘Em & School ‘Em.” There is a list of events planned for September including; Arizona Ponies, Shrine Circus, and American Saddlebred. For a list visit, http://www.azrha.com/
  • Interested in watching a truly unique show? Then catch Late Night Catechism shows which return to SCPA Theater Sept. 12th. They offer weekly performances at 8 pm. These are critically acclaimed productions at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/
  • If you’re trying to stay cool then visit Wet’N’Wild or take a stroll down the river, but don’t forget sunscreen for either of these places!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 25th

Happy Tuesday!

*~*Two-for-one Tuesdays in the Divine Lounge. Enjoy your favorite drinks this evening on our comfortable patio*~*

Daily quotes... I love quotes. My favorite ones are always from the "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" desk calenders, but I didn't purchase one this past year. Next year I will and you should too. They always seem to make my day.

"Knowledge talks, wisdom listens"

"You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough"

Attention all music lovers...If you haven't heard about the Arizona Fall Frenzy Music Festival coming to town, then listen up! One weekend devoted to music, September 18th-20th, at Tempe Town Lake. Friday night the festivities are being brought to you by Mix 96.9 and Saturday and Sunday by FM 103.9 Phoenix. This will be one weekend that you don't want to miss. This might very well be the event of the year. Listen to some of today's hottest recording artists.

They will also have food, alcohol, mister tents, game center-Xbox, Playstation, Wii, etc., arts and crafts booths, ferris wheel-you know whenever these are involved that it has to be pretty big deal, water slides, and more! An assortment of attractions for people of all ages.

The Line up...
  • Friday, September 18th the gates open at 4 PM and then enjoy music by Colbie Caillat, Gavin Rossdale, The B-52s, Jason Mraz, and Rob thomas. That is the exact order.
  • Saturday, September 19th the gates open at 1 PM. Be prepared for a long fun-filled day event! First Authority Zero, Asher Roth, Anberlin, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Fall Out Boy, and then Blink 182. Yes, Blink 182 is back together! Catch them live!
  • Sunday, September 20th the gates open at 11 AM. First artist is a KEDJ local band winner, then Carolina Liar, Airborne Toxic Event, The Bravery, Ben Harper & Relentless 7, Flogging Molly, and Social Distortion.
*There may be other acts added.

You can get a 1, 2, or 3 day pass. One day passes are $55 dollars in advance and $60 at the door. A two day pass is $90, and a 3 day pass is $135.00. To charge by phone call 480-829-1300.
-See new Jason Mraz video footage and learn more about the event at, http://www.arizonafallfrenzy.com/. I just hope that Colbie and Jason sing their song together! That would make me day!

Last day to book a room for HUGE savings at Hotel Indigo Scottsdale! Rates stating at $69 a night through September 30th. Receive complimentary parking, free WI-Fi, and Pets stay free!

Recent hotel reviews...

"Being my first time in Scottsdale, I stayed in OldTown. Great Choice. This Hotel Indigo was my 1st time staying in the Brand. I was very impressed from the time I checked in."

"...The out door deck was nice to relax on after a day of touring around.
If you have the chance, stay here, you won't be disappointed."

Saturday, August 22, 2009


My Friends and I at Hotel Indigo Scottsdale last fall!

One of our many beautifully designed rooms. 

"Judge me all you want, but keep the verdict to yourself."

"lets toast till we die"

I hope that you're having a fantastic weekend!

I just wish this hot summer weather would go away! I think we've all had enough of the summer. I want to be able to bike ride, hike, and run outside without having to wake up at the crack of dawn-oh the winter months are heavenly here! I've been playing tennis at 7 a.m. and lets just say that I'm no morning person.

Some hot weekly deals...
  • Safeway grocery stores are having a fantastic 72 hour sale this weekend. They have some wonderful specials on beer, grapes, turkey, and a few other hot items! Be sure to check it! Also, Albertsons is selling 24 packs of Budweiser and Bud Light for $14.88 through August 25th! 
  • Got a flyer for the restaurant Claim Jumper and they have a wonderful splash of summer happy hour. They have items starting at $1.50 Monday-Friday 3:30-7 PM. They also have a reverse happy hour from 9:30 - close. These specials are only available in their Saloon area. Items include White Sangria for $4.95, giant pretzels for $1.50, calamari for $6.75, California Quesadilla for $3.95, and many more.
  • If your craving pizza then try New York Pizza Dept. (NYPD). On Sundays they have large house or caesar salads for 99 cents wtih an order of Pasta Famiglia. Every night they offer different specials such as glasses of wine for $3.99 after 4 pm on Thursdays.
Stay cool this weekend...
  • Native American Arts, Crafts, & Jewelry Show starts today through December 18th. This event is held on the 3rd weekend of every month. Fridays from 12-6 pm, Saturday 9-6 pm, and Sunday 10 - 5 pm. This is held at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort. Call 800-715-0328 for more information. 
  • Visit the "Every Picture Tells a Story," at the Heard Museum from 9:30-5 pm daily. The admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for students, and $3 for children 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are free! Call 602-252-8848. 
  • Check out the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. It is open daily through December 31st. The price is $5 for adults and children under 5 are free. The exhibit is hands-on and there is something for every age. Be sure to check out their photo-murals and pottery designs! 
Saturday night parties...
  • Two clubs with one cover, Axis-Radius, a fun place to dance and let loose. This club features VIP bottle service, Vegas style GoGo Dancers, fantastic dance music, and comfortable affordable VIP tables. 
  • Suede, the Euro-Asian Restaurant and lounge, is a fun spot to be on Saturday nights. This place is full of people on the weekends and has a more intimate feel with its dim lit lighting.
  • Crown Room in-front of the hotel is another weekend hot spot. This is more of a relaxing setting, not the nightclub type atmosphere, but is packed full of people with a variety of ages.
*~*Start the night off in our Divine Lounge.  We run drink specials all weekend!*~*

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hump Day Wednesday

Happy hump day! Stop in for a mid-week cocktail, we would love to put a smile on your face and a jingle in your step with comfortable seating and friendly efficient staff.

Did you know we offer free wi-fi to all of our guests?  Book your stay before the 25th and receive wonderful prices!

*~*Scottsdale has some of the best dining and nightlife, unsurpassed by very few cities. There are many internationally recognized chefs and a wide-array of cuisine. After dinner, you will find a variety of entertainment in Old Town Scottsdale. There is more than 50 wine bars, dance clubs, and bars in the city. You will find live music, country bars with line dancing, hotels for lounging, and nightclubs. There is something for everyone and every age. Enjoy a night at Hotel Indigo Scottsdale where you can walk to just about anything in downtown Scottsdale.*~*

The temperature in the valley is slowly coming down to a reasonable degree. This morning was beautiful with the wind blowing just enough to keep everyone cool. I think the doggie paws should be safe, at least in the A.M. 

Today has already been a wonderful day and its not over! Nearly, just getting started. Actually, this week is going great. I have been up early, before the sun, and it has allowed me to accomplish a lot more tasks. I am avoiding the grogginess of sleeping too much and my productivity for the week is already off my chart. All sorts of work outs, I am plugging away on my book projects, and have even found the time and energy to cook dinner after work. I even found some very informative blogs online and novels at Half-Price Books to keep my brain active and filled with much needed information.

So...yesterday I signed up for the City of Scottsdale Tennis, or let me rephrase this, I tried to sign up, but without fail, there was some sort of computer glitch. Somehow people managed to get in through back way, unfortunately, I was not one of them! Instead, I was running around like a crazy person from computer to computer to computer trying to figure out why I was having such a problem. Eventually and hours later, it worked again and by that time everything was already filled up. Now I must wait, wait, wait to get in on the wait-list. When signing up for the Scottsdale recreation classes, tennis program, volleyball, etc. make sure to sign up right away otherwise it all fills up. Although, this is not the case in the summer.

  • If you are craving a delicious meal then check out Morton's Steakhouse. They have a steak and seafood dinner special which runs $99 for two people. This includes a salad, a seafood appetizer, single cut filet, side item, and a hot chocolate cake or Key Lime Pie. Talk about a deal!
  • If you love music then join Cream Stereo Lounge tonight for live rock music by DJ Gareth Emery, Sean Essex, and Brooke B. The event starts at 9 PM. Wednesdays are always a fun night for this hot nightclub. 
This Weekend...Are you a fan of the hit show, So You Think You Can Dance? Then join Steve Levine Entertainment and Myst Nightclub for the welcome home party featuring Brandon, Ade, and Jonathan. Not only that, but show up with the right ratio and get in for free before midnight. Entertainment by DJ J. Alan. For more information call 480-284-6033.

Monday, August 17, 2009

*~*Happy Monday*~*

Hello Monday and goodbye to another weekend. I don't know about you, but time is flying by in my life. "Life will pass you by, whether you're living it or not."  I have come to realize that more and more!   

The best Monday night specials....
  • Check out Cadillac Ranch in the Tempe Marketplace. It has an amazing happy hour all night on Mondays! This all-American bar and grill is open for lunch, dinner, and late night. They have multiple plasma TV's, booths for dinner, two bars, an outdoor patio, a dance floor-for the late night fun, and of course a mechanical bull-for all the ever so "experienced" bull riders. The all day happy hour starts at 4 PM.
  • The weather is starting to cool down and Salty Senorita is always a fun place to be for happy hour and late night fun. They have one of the best outdoor patios and it is located centrally, in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. Delicious margaritas, voted "Best margarita in Phoenix" over 7 times and on Mondays their house margs are 1/2 price from happy hour until close! Also enjoy half price appetizers and other drink specials from 3-7 pm. 
  • Four Peaks Grill offers $2 you-call-it from 3 to 7 pm and 10 to 1 am, daily. Their beer is amazing and they even have live entertainment every Thursday and Friday night from 5 to 6:30 pm. You should also try to catch their Sunday brunch at least once with drink specials from 10 to 2 pm. 
Just found the best quote, "You can't over-dress or under-dress as long as you look like Scottsdale...." ~ Judy Hedding at About.com

Heres something new..."Doga," it is yoga for you and your dog. This event occurs monthly on the 1st Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the W in Scottsdale. Learn interactive exercises that focus on yoga stretches. This event is for all breeds, sizes, and ages.

And another fun filled yoga event would be a "Poolside Yoga Party!" This event is held monthly on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 9 am to 2 pm at the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa. The free poolside yoga class is 9-10 am, then you can relax and jam to DJ Grial from 10-2 pm. Sip on summer drink specials and enjoy resort giveaways.

Apparently it is all about yoga, yoga, yoga! The new exercise craze. A wonderful way to relieve stress.

Plan ahead for Arizona Restaurant Week 2009. This event runs September 19th through the 26th. You can receive three course dinner menus at $29 a person or $58 a couple at over 150 valley restaurants. If your a restaurant in Phoenix or Tucson and want to be involved then contact:
Sara Anderson
Marketing & Events Manager
Arizona Restaurant Association

2400 N. Central Ave., Suite 109
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 307-9134 x16

For a list of restaurants visit, http://arizonarestaurantweek.com/phoenix_restaurants.php. This list separates the places by neighborhood and food type.

For all you put lovers out there, book a room at Hotel Indigo Scottsdale and your pets stay free! Save the money of hiring a pet sitter and bring your furry friends on vacation with you. They will love the comfort of the hotel just as much as you will. For current specials call 1-888-55-Indigo.

"Why not check into the hotel that's really for you, the busy traveler with style?
An oasis where you can escape the hectic pace of travel and think more clearly,
work more productively and rest more refreshingly. That's the Hotel Indigo
Scottsdale. It's about peace. It's about confidence. It's all about you.
Earn terrific rewards while you enjoy a refreshing stay through
the world's most popular hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards."

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday, August 14 2009

Happy Friday! Yes, you have made it through another week and for some the first week of school. Congrats! At the end of everyday you should take the time to think about the events of your day and everything good that happened. Even if nothing superb took place today then you always have tomorrow to look forward too! And in this instance tomorrow is Saturday

Hotel Indigo Scottsdale has wonderful hotel rates going on through September 30th. If you book on or before August 25th then you will receive rates as low as $69 a night! Talk about a great deal. If your ready to be inspired then take the plunge and book now, http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/in/1/en/advancedsearch?whichtype=room&roomResult=none&hotelCode=phxin&quickRes=city&_GPC=EBP&_requestid=22318. There are no hidden resort fees, we offer complimentary parking, pets stay free, and free WI-FI!

If you are traveling for business then why not travel with style? You will be more productive and refreshed for meetings, work, and whatever else might come your way while traveling. Let us take care of you. We are confident that you will enjoy a sense of peace and serenity. You can also earn rewards through Priority Club Rewards.

If you wish to be apart of our future emails then add info@scottsdalehiphotel.com to your address book.
Hotel Indigo Scottsdale
4415 North Civic Center Plaza ·  Scottsdale, AZ ·  Phone: (480) 941-9400

Its the weekend so lets find out what there is to do in this town...
  • First off the list of movies coming out is endless! If you are debating about whether or not to see Time Travelers Wife or Ponyo with the children then read the Phoenix Metromix movie reviews at http://phoenix.metromix.com/movies/editorial_reviews/collection. Apparently Bandslam with Vanessa Hudgens and Lisa Kudrow is a pleasant surprise. Go figure? 
  • We also have the Phoenix Suns Dancers tryouts this weekend! If you have the skill and the moves to dance your way onto the hottest dance team in the valley, then why not give it a shot on Saturday, August 15th at 8:30 a.m. at the US Airways Center. http://www.nba.com/suns/dance/auditions0910.html
  • House 7340 vs. fauxShow at Axis/Radius is always a fun place to be on Friday nights. The bar/nightclub is always packed with smiling faces, pretty people, and excellent dance music. Tonight, indie rock meets techno-trance in an epic dance-off! 
  • Scottsdale's newest upscale event is here...The Estate House Upstairs is the place to be on Sunday night! This is an industry night for the "fashion forward crowd." Listen to music, food served until 12a.m., and chill out with friends from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. First 50 guests get a free mix-CD! http://www.estatehouseaz.com/. This is a 21+ event. 
Are you a go green fan? Then attend the solar energy lecture on August 20th at the Granite Reef Senior Center. This is a free lecture titled "Building & Energy-It Matters." If you would like additional information then you can call 480-312-7080. Reservations are not required.

Stay up to date with a weekly newsletter from the City of Scottsdale, http://eservices.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/listserve/default.asp. They will inform you of volunteer opportunities, road closings, clothing drives, and everything in-between.

Hope you have a fantastic and safe weekend!  Relax!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hump Day

*~*Happy Hump Day Wednesday!*~*

Well, the day is almost over and I am busy cooking dinner and relaxing like everyone else. I am resting up for another day of organizing, running errands, writing, and working. Ugh, I don't even want to think about tomorrow yet! I am trying to avoid the heat as much as possible while hoping that temperatures start to drop sooner than later. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the fall! I love coming home from work and watching my weekly televisions shows while eating dinner with the windows open and the cool breeze coming into my home. I also enjoy going for an early morning jog, or a run after work, and then sitting in the hot tub while having a drink or two. Attending a happy hour on a comfortable patio is never a bad idea either! Hotels are wonderful spots for happy hour and Hotel Indigo Scottsdale’s Divine Lounge offers a great view of Old Town Scottsdale. It is also walking distance to all of the nightlife in Downtown Scottsdale-bar hop and walk home without a worry!

Visitors and Residents...If you want a free updated map of Downtown Scottsdale which lists businesses, addresses, phone numbers, and an easy-to-use map showing trolley routes and public parking then call 480-312-7750 for locations. This directory also has a calendar of events and a dining guide. It is very handy and available in various locations including local resorts and the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. There is a lot to see and do, a map can surely come in handy!

If you’re going to be in town on October 4th then be sure to check out an exclusive culinary event at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Join the “Dine out with the Chefs,” for an evening of delicious food. Advance tickets are $55 and can be bought at http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/. The attendance is limited and tickets at the door are $65. Plan ahead!

Are you an aspiring artist without a connection to the Scottsdale galleries? Then join this year’s 42” sidewalk event where artists can show and sell their work. Space is limited and applications can be found at http://www.artisanmarketsaz.com/

The movies 17 Again and I Love You Man just came out for rent this week. They were both hysterical and should definitely be on your movie queue. In addition, I saw Funny People this weekend and it was everything and more. It was hilarious and worth seeing if you liked The Hangover, Knocked Up, and any movie in that genre.

Valley Residents…Cox Cable has a fantastic deal on bundle packages. Get internet-12 meg, all 300 hundred channels, DVR, and two boxes for $135.00 with tax. I called today to find out about the deal and they don’t know how long it is running for, so call ASAP. It is called the entertainment package and they claim it’s better than all the other companies in the valley.

Monday, August 10, 2009

*~*Manic Monday*~*

Funny quotes for some back to school fun…

“If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.” ~Edgar W. Howe

“Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” ~Bill Dodds

...Today is back to school for the entire Scottsdale district. This may be a relief for some and a rush for others! I cannot believe how early some of the schools are starting this year, I mean especially when the weather is still triple digits, and the children are outside playing! That’s crazy and not like it use to be, when Labor Day weekend marked the beginning of the school year. Back to work for the teachers as well. I’m sure the novelty of vacation has worn off by now. I assume that it was enough sleeping in for the summer.

Are you looking for the best happy hours in the valley?
  • Are you craving a delicious brewed beer? Yardhouse is a perfect spot with their happy hour specials and large list of beers. Best thing of all? They have happy hour twice a day from 3-6 PM Monday through Friday and 10 PM to midnight Sundays through Thursday. They are located in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and offer specials such as $3.25 pints and half off appetizers. This is a sports bar type atmosphere.
  • Do you want a long and extended happy hour? Made for those of us who take a little bit longer to get ready, then check out Mickey’s Hangover from 4 to 9 PM. All drinks and appetizers are half off. This is a younger crowd with bucket of beers discounted.
  • For the biker in all of us visit Billet Bar in North Scottsdale. You will see beautiful motorcycles, domestics for $2.75 from 4 to 8 PM, great patio, and sushi from RA brought right to your flame decorated booths. www.azbilletbar.com
  • The music lover will enjoy a happy hour at Devil’s Martini. They have a variety of bands both local and popular with an all night happy hour every Thursday from 4 PM to close. Appetizers are half-off and drinks are 2-for-1. www.devilsmartini.com

If you are looking for a job then be sure to check the city of Scottsdale for their weekly updates. You can even be on their emailing list, http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/hr/jobs

Do you want to get involved in your community by getting more physically fit? Then join a team! Signups are August 18th for activities such as tennis, volleyball, football, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, etc! They also have youth after school programs. Get involved! http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/sports.asp

If you’re on Twitter be sure to follow us at http://twitter.com/HotelIndigoAZ

Friday, August 7, 2009

The weekend has arrived

*~*I am here to bring your weekend update! Information for guests and valley residents.*~*

“Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.” ~Bill Watterson

Keep your children and yourself healthy, http://www.maricopa.gov/Public_Health/

With the smell of back to school in the air, don’t forget to have a little fun before it all starts again!

Just because the summer is here, it doesn’t mean that Scottsdale has slowed down any of its nightlife. Lots to do this weekend! Be apart of it all, okay maybe not everything, but here is a list to choose from:

  • Free admission today into the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art aka SMOCA from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Downtown Phoenix brings an art walk the first Friday of every month. The Art Museum Café offers wine and gourmet appetizers provided by Arcadia Farms from 6 to 8 PM.
  • Do you want to share the stage with Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy at the Arizona Fall Frenzy concert? Then battle your way to the stage at Mardi Gras Bar and Grill on Fridays from 8:30 PM to 2 AM. This competition ends August 28th and is brought to the valley by Edge 103.9.
  • If you’re an aspiring model then join Afterlife, formerly e4, for Phoenix Fashion Week casting call. They are looking for 30 models to work the runway during Phoenix Fashion Week. This event is tomorrow August 8th from 8 to 10 PM. Work your inner diva!
  • This Sunday Stone Rose Lounge at the Fairmount Scottsdale is having their first pool party at 12 PM. The pool is open to the public until sunset with DJs and cocktails. Should be a very good time!

**If you’re visiting the area and want to learn more about Scottsdale, the new waterfront area, the arts district, and more... then take the free cultural trolley on the second Saturday of every month. This weekend it takes off at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Town Farmer’s Market(also fun to attend) parking lot is on the northwest corner of Brown and Second Street. The tour lasts two hours and will end back at the parking lot. Attendees receive coupons, a free shopping bag, and a gallery guide. RSVP to 480-312-7750.

RESIDENTS...If you’re a valley resident then you should pick up the “T” Trolley card which offers discounts to participating Downtown businesses. The emblem will be displayed in a prominent place on the door or window of contributing businesses. This is a good way to experience all that Scottsdale has to offer, for more information visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/downtown

Remember to plan ahead for labor day! If your money is tight then try a stay-vacation with us, http://www.scottsdalehiphotel.com/reservations.php. Book directly for the best deals.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Tuesday

You made it to work for two days this week, celebrate....*~*Two for One Tuesdays in our Divine Lounge this evening!*~*

...So of course I come to the Midwest and what happens? It rains! We had plans to go to the amusement park today and we couldn’t because not only was it raining, but there was also thunder and lightning! Ah, I really can't complain because at least the weather is only 80 degrees :)

If you’re struggling to hold onto your job during our economic crises, which is hopefully no longer on the rise, then you might find this article quite funny. “You’re fired—Top 5 Layoff Stories.” http://jobs.aol.com/articles/photos/job-stories-how-i-got-fired/1479058/ These are stories of people sleeping on the job and throwing punches at their company parties! You will get a great laugh!

Looking for something to do tonight? Check out Mambo Tuesdays at Whip Lounge on Mill Avenue. They offer salsa dancing every Tuesday night and have drink specials all evening long. Try something new!

Old Town Activities…

  • Do you want to go shopping and see all the stores that you like? Take the Trendsetter Tour offered by Westcor. Every itinerary can be customized to the shopper’s interest and preference. They offer special group rates. This would be a great
    birthday or bachlorette party! http://www.azshoppingspree.com/
  • If you are new to the valley or visiting then take the Ollie the Trolley Southwest Experience Tour. It will let you see what the Southwest has to offer all in one day and you will get to see our ever so famous Desert Botancial Garden. Learn more about Arizona’s culture, plants, and also see the Heard Museum all in one tour! This runs from 10 am to 4 pm daily. http://www.olliethetrolley.net/
  • They also have a wine and dine tour which offers a variety of gourmet food from a variety of cultures and influences.
  • Learn more about one of America’s most popular architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. They offer a one hour panorama tour which will integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. http://www.franklloydwright.org/Home.html
  • Do you want to go to school this summer? Of course not, but join Apache Trail Tours for a fun way to learn new things! This is an hour long classroom adventure. It is a four-wheeler ride while you learn more about our Sonoran Desert and life in the 1800’s. This is $25 a person. http://www.apachetrailtours.com/

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"A three-inch rain in Phoenix means three inches between drops." ~Local Saying

"I'll take heat rash over frost bite any day."~Ken Travous…I can very much agree with this quote!

Hope that your weekend is fabulous. Mine is being spent relaxing, packing, and doing laundry! At least I am beating the heat inside with the air conditioning. Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that Arizona is getting cooler anytime soon.

  • If you’re looking for live music then check out Scottsdale’s leading live music spot, Martini Ranch. Tonight has a great lineup, DJ Randy at 9 Pm and then Javier Garcia and Rock Lobster at 10:30 PM. This venue also has very well known singers who come throughout the year. For a calendar of events visit, http://www.martiniranchaz.net/calendar.php

  • Beer is always the drink of choice during the summer months. It is perfect for parties, gatherings, and good times with friends. Four Peaks Brewing Company is the local spot of choice with a peach flavored ale, malty sweet brew, and delicious beer battered fries; you can’t go wrong with this location. In the cooler months the patio is a good spot to gather with friends and family.

  • Eldorado pool in South Scottsdale wants you to celebrate tonight with Hawaiian Luau. The event runs from 5 to 8 PM and will have live hula dancers, music, activities, and games. For details, call 480-312-2484.

With summer coming to an end many of us will be cleaning out our closets. Vista del Camino is looking for children’s and teen used clothing for the clothing bank. Sizes from infant to adults are welcomed and can be dropped off from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday at the center located at 7700 E. Roosevelt St. Call Pat Leos at 480-312-0064 for more information.

If you want to enjoy some art then visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Old Town Scottsdale. They are offering free admission on Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm throughout the rest of July and August. Check out the new summer exhibits and shop for distinctive products in the museum store. Great way to beat the heat!

Visit Arizona and see the beautiful red sunshine from the top of any mountain in the valley, http://www.scottsdalehiphotel.com/. Join us in the Divine Lounge for happy hour or a drink before hitting the Scottsdale nightlife!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Thirsty Thursday!  Hope your week is flying by just as fast as July has!  Where did July go?

"Happiness is felt by making other people happy."

If your going out this weekend and looking for a pickup line, then try one of these!

"Are your legs tired, because you've been running through my mind all day long."

"Hi, I'm Mr. Right. Someone said you were looking for me."

"Can i get your picture to prove to all my friends that angels really do

"Can I have directions? ["To where?"] To your heart."

For more visit, http://www.goodquotes.com/pickuplines.htm. This site makes me laugh.   

~I am back in the steamy, sweltering, and hot desert.  Whoopee!  Good thing I am not here for long!  I get to head home to Ohio for a week, where the weather has been a promising 70-80 degrees.  Ah, anything under 90 is fine with me at this point. 

**Catch a great rate and deal--- Stay at the Hotel Indigo Scottsdale for two or more consecutive nights and receive a $100 food and beverage credit during your stay. Rates start at just $99 per night and cheaper when you book in advance through the end of summer.  For other deals such as free passes to Big Surf Waterpark visit http://www.scottsdalehiphotel.com/specials.php

*~*If your looking for something to do tonight you can catch two midnight movies this evening, one for the comedy Funny People with Adam Sandler rated R and the other is Aliens in the Attic rated PG. Both have tickets available online and are showing at the Scottsdale 101 on Mayo Blvd in North Scottsdale.


Spots in Old Town Scottsdale....

  • The Estate House.  It is anything but regular and a perfect place to have a wonderful dinner.  Also, a great place for happy hour, after dinner drinks, and dessert.  With a rooftop for appetizers and drinks and a piano for your enjoyment, its a delightful place that must be experienced.  It has two floors which both bring two completely different experiences.  You can enjoy fine dining on the first floor and a classic lounge atmosphere on the second.  They also have a fantastic patio with comfortable couches and an intimate setting.  The rooftop patio overlooks Downtown Scottsdale and Camelback mountain.
  • If your looking for the party then join Martini Ranch for their new weekly Hustlerwood night.  The event features the popular rapper Dirt Nasty, The New Fo's, and more!  The event starts at 8 PM.  Tonight is the big kick off party and will feature guest DJ's and celebrity guests.  http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/events/hustlerwood-kick-off-party-feat-dirt-nasty-the-new-f-oand-146-s-and-more-1381882/
  • Tonight you can also be a part of the weekly Acqua pool party at the W hotel.  Bring your suit!  Its held every Thursday at 8.  http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/events/acqua-thursdays-1364108/

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Happy Thirsty Thursday, enjoy one of the best days of the week and the rest of your weekend!

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"

— Brian Tracy

It was a very hot and humid morning! I was out playing tennis and I felt like I was in Florida there for a few hours, miserable. I can take the heat, but as soon as the clouds come and the humidity percentage rises, I don't do very well. Not only that, but my right arm is killing me from working out with the trainer and then playing tennis- ah, my right arm just wants a break!

We will see temperatures over 110 for probably the next five days or so and hopefully a little bit of rain, we need it! Lucky for me, I am leaving for California tomorrow and will be enjoying the much cooler weather in San Diego.

What should you do this weekend?
  • Check out Roaring Fork's all night, all-summer happy hour! The fun starts at 4 PM and you can receive up to half-off appetizers, salads, and entrees. Domestic beers are $3, $4 well drinks, and $5 margaritas and martinis. This restaurant is cheap enough for people being affected by the economy, but still nice enough to not be reminded of your money troubles. The setting is low-lit and rustic. For more information visit, http://www.eddiev.com/
  • Visit one of the valley's newest shopping centers on the Scottsdale/Phoenix border, CityNorth. With popular bars and restaurants such as Kona Grill and Blue Martini you won't be disappointed. To read more about it, http://www.citynorthaz.com/pr/CityNorthRestaurants.pdf
  • If you want a fun and laid back atmosphere with good music then check out Sugar Daddy’s in Old Town off Scottsdale road. Friday they have a happy hour from 3 to 7 PM with $2 Heineken, Coronas, and Appetizers. Other drink specials are also available such as $5 Crown Royal all day every day
  • If you’re going out to dinner with the ladies then check out Pasta Brioni. They have happy hour Thu-Sat from 4:30-6:30 PM which features ½ price appetizers, well drinks, and domestics. These specials are in the bar area. This restaurant is known for their good looking male waiters who even have their own calendar! The food is Italian and delicious!

For the next few weeks I will be traveling and won’t be around too much, but when I get back I will have plenty of new ideas to share and things to say! I appreciate all the followers and hope that you enjoy what you read. I hope your summer is wonderful.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy hump day Wednesday and I'm sure a tired one for anyone who waited in line for the Harry Potter midnight showing!

"Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it."
— Arguile

"People are the most difficult thing in the world to change"
— Gena Showalter (Oh My Goth)...Such a great quote!

  • Check out The Toadies at Martini Ranch at 6:30 PM. This band is originally from Texas and they are releasing their seventh album, "No Deliverance."
  • Looking for a dance party? Then join the Pussycat Lounge for Switch Wednesdays. The event starts at 9 PM with DJ Tranzit. A free shot of Midori for the first 100 guests.
This weekend take part in an art walk in Downtown Phoenix. The event is this Friday from 6 to 10 PM. Visit the galleries, shops, restaurants, and bars while enjoying beautiful paintings. Visit, http://www.artlinkphoenix.com/

When all is said and done, "Hotel Indigo Scottsdale is your Premier Choice for Scottsdale Arizona Hotels." 
...Great rates for under $100 and if you use your Discover Card on Hotels.com you get $40 off your next two night stay! Use code DISCOVER79 to receive your discount!
  • Then check out The Crown Room, literally right in-front of the parking lot, for their Thursday night ladies night. Everyone gets complimentary champagne before midnight. The bar is full of entertainment with fire-breathing bartenders, but also a place for an intimate conversation on the weekdays or before the crowd. Lounge in leather chairs at the bar and sip on drinks like the chocolate chip-cookie dough martini, sounds delicious. For pictures and more information, http://www.myspace.com/crownroom
Technology Info...Looking to purchase an IPhone? Want one for under 100 dollars? Then refurbished is the way to go, http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/07/13/the-79-refurbished-iphone/. With over 55,000 applications, there is something for everyone. From dumb applications such as "FatBurner2K" to wonderful and very useful applications, this phone is surely a winner!

If you are one of the crazed Harry Potter fans then you along with millions of others, set the record for the biggest midnight box office opening at $22.2 million! Thats insane and that does not even include opening weekend. These young actors are making a killing and have grown tremendously, Emma Watson is a beautiful young lady.
...Thousands of actors and actresses even made an appearance at the premiere held at the Ziegfeld theatre on July 9th.

Monday, July 13, 2009

*TV Dinner Tuesday Flyer at the Canal Restaurant.*

*~*Hope your weekend was lovely! Manic Monday is surely an excuse to go out and have a drink or two...
  • Check out the Canal during happy hour from 4-7 PM. They have half-priced glasses of wine and martinis and wonderful deals on appetizers. Tomorrow you can join them for "TV Dinner Tuesdays" with entrees such as meatloaf, lobster mac and cheese, and more! http://www.canalaz.com/events.php
  • Margarita Mondays in Old Town at Cien Agaves Tacos and Tequila. $3 margs and half-price appetizers all day long!
  • If your up in North Scottsdale then check out "Sip Stylishly Mondays," at Stone Rose Lounge on Princess Drive. This event features half-priced martinis and glasses of wine all night!
...sounds like tonight should be called half-price fun! What a wonderful reason to make it to work on the dreaded Mondays.

Why you should stay at the Hotel Indigo Scottsdale?

"Very nice hotel filled with great personalities."

"We were able to walk just about everywhere."

"The service at this hotel inspired us to finally sign up with TA (Trip Advisor) and share our wonderful experience. That's how great it was!"

For more information, pictures, and reservations visit us at http://www.scottsdalehiphotel.com/

...Today on the health front, a glass of wine or two will reduce Alzheimer's by 37 percent. That is great, except remember that drinking more than that is twice the risk of non-drinkers! Everything in moderation!  For more information visit the article at, http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iyQkiiDFAPaTlG8Ga7lDmu5uMBkA

Looking for something different? Then you should check out night splash at SunSplash, held Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 11 PM through the end of August. http://www.golfland.com/

On the water note...I am still wanting to check out our newest addition to the water park family, Wet'N'Wild. Have heard many great things, but the only negative is that it was designed more for the ages of 8 and up.

"The object is to have fun, and it succeeds in offering some great rides and a great place to have fun with family and friends."

"AWESOME...it's the new Knott's Berry in AZ!! FUN! Lots to do!"

My Random comment of the day...So I sucked it up and finally joined a gym, realizing that it is WAY to hot to work out outside and I am way to lazy to get up at 5 AM to make that possible. The pool is already a bit to hot for swimming laps and my hair is starting to feel like sand paper, eek. I joined Pure Fitness. It was pretty nice and I really liked the setup, not confusing as some gyms can be overwhelming. A great list of classes, two free personal training sessions the first month, and a free session every other month, it was pretty cool.  Overall, I am happy and my legs hurt from my free consultation/training session that I had... OUCH! Be ready to work out and use muscles that you never thought you had. Another great thing is that there is no contract, so come October when the weather cools, if I don't want to work out there anymore, I can just cancel and sign up again next year. I can be a seasonal gym person and seasonal tanner-Hollywood Tans(all standup), both no contracts!  Who wants to be locked in a contract?  I am already stuck in my lease contract, ugh, but thats another story ☺

Saturday, July 11, 2009


LOL Quote~ "Don't leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend."

Looking for a little inspiration? "Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something." — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Boy oh boy is it a hot one today! The summer has officially arrived and will probably be around until September. What should you do tonight to avoid it? See a movie! Bruno just came out today, and Up is suppose to be fabulous as it is up for a grammy, and Public Enemies has also been a much talked about movie starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale to name a few.

What else is there to do? Well after dark when the temperature has cooled...

  • Saturdays at Axis-Radius nightclub are always a good time! Crowded dance floor where cool air blows to keep everyone "chill" all night long. They have a video DJ,VIP lounge, large color changing skyboxes, and Las Vegas style go-go dancers. For more info visit, http://www.axis-radius.com/event.php?pic=AxisSaturdays.jpg&event=Saturdays&date=July%2011
  • Or you can check out the newest addition to the Old Town nightclubs at Cream Stereo Lounge. Enjoy the best of the best music nightly. Party starts at 9 PM with free admittance for ladies, and nightly drink specials. Music by DJ Earth.
After a night on the town, wouldn't it be great to just walk back to your hotel instead of worrying about finding a cab or a sober driver? Well then book a room with us tonight, http://www.axis-radius.com/event.php?pic=AxisSaturdays.jpg&event=Saturdays&date=July%2011. We are offering fantastic summer rates!  TAKE ADVANTAGE! 

RaNdOm Thoughts...I found myself today thinking a lot about the future and thinking about what I wanted out of career, besides my dream to solely be a writer-which might take a while...so I typed in "cool jobs." because I want to do something that I love and not just settle for the first position to come along or the best paycheck. We all dream of having that awesome/fun/exciting career, but how do you find it? Let's see what I find...

-A list of cool jobs at About.com-a pretty reliable source, if I might say so from experience. http://jobsearch.about.com/od/cooljobs/Cool_Jobs_How_to_Find_a_Cool_Job.htm
...Disneyland or Disney World sounds fun...I could be a dancer, an actress, a singer...oh wait I can't sing, haven't danced in years, and am way to shy to act, but for anyone else, thats something to think about!
...MTV, VH1-there is more than just reality TV stars and music videos, they have careers!

In general...all the fastest growing jobs seem to be in the medical field, from nurses to dental assistants to home health aides and a few in the computer/techy industry.  

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thirsty Thursday

You Know You're From Arizona If...I would say that these apply mainly to the warmer areas of the state, Crazy things you only see in the southwestern desert...
  • You think someone driving wearing oven mitts is clever.
  • The pool can be warmer than you are.
  • You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
  • You have to explain to out-of-staters why there is no daylight savings time.
  • When someone asks how far you live from a location, it's always in terms of minutes, not miles.
For all 40 visit, http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/7-5-2001-3871.asp

*~*Stay cool this summer, beat the heat*~*
...The heat and the summer in Phoenix can be very draining. You know where I find my inspiration to stay in shape and keep motivated? The library. I know so old fashion, right? But honestly they have everything; air conditioning, self-help and cooking books, and even work out DVD's! I checked out two myself the other day. Come to think of it, places like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video should have work out DVD's for rent-that would be brilliant on their part! 
  • Another thing you could do is become an avid movie goer. There are a lot of great films coming out this summer- Harry Potter, Bruno, Transformers, The Ugly Truth, Funny People, Etc. It seems as if there is a movie for everyone from science fiction to chick flicks to comedies. 
  • You could visit the Arizona Science Center-www.azscience.org, with 5-story tall movies and interactive exhibits. Or learn more about the city of Phoenix at the Phoenix Museum of History-www.pmoh.org.
  • Book a hotel at Hotel Indigo Scottsdale where you can swim in our refreshing pool, drink pool side margaritas, and enjoy our Divine Lounge in the evening. The rooms are beautiful, each with their own individual design, and we are in walking distance to Scottsdale's hottest nightlife! Great rates now through the end of the summer, http://www.scottsdalehiphotel.com/reservations.php
  • Scottsdale is famous for its Southwest spas. Pamper yourself-grab a pedicure, a hot or cold stone massage, get your hair cut and highlighted, be given a facial, etc. The possibilities are endless! The best spas in the valley are most likely located in the valley resorts, but you don't have to be a guest to take advantage. The top two are probably the Phoenician Spa and the Sanctuary Spa. Heres a more descriptive list, http://spas.about.com/od/toptendayspasbycity/a/bestscottsdale.htm
Where to be tonight?!?!
  • Glitter and Grunge at Dirty Pretty with two-for-one drinks.
  • Check out Geisha A Go Go Asian Bistro's patio karaoke. This Old Town bar and chinese restaurant is worth visiting! Awesome decor and a 20-person karaoke room. You can read/sing the lyrics to over 10,000 songs! 
  • Spiked Thursdays at the Desert Botanical Garden. This event is held the second week of each month.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

I thought I would start the day off with some funny quotes, I love quotes by the way!

"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"

"If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?"

"If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?"

*~*Two-for-one Tuesdays in the Divine Lounge. Enjoy your favorite beverages in a relaxing, inspiring, and comfortable bar area! Our wonderful staff will take care of you!*~*

Looking for a summer getaway? I am sure that Phoenix at its triple digits is probably your last choice, but with AMAZING hotel deals and a variety of "stay-cool" entertainment choices, it is a great place to visit! Plus you can beat the hustle and bustle of California or New York. You can save up to 50% by booking early with Hotel Indigo Scottsdale and golf courses around the valley are insanely inexpensive, just start your day as early as possible and then afterward you can cool off in the pool.

Other activities?
Flight Info...I visited the Delta site the other day and they have FABULOUS flight deals! I am finding round trips for like $197! Search weekends or 3 days before and 3 days after at http://www.delta.com/planning_reservations/plan_flight/online_reservations/best_fare_guarantee/index.jsp. For once they are cheaper than Southwest and American Airlines to some locations!

RaNdOm RaNt...So I get an invitation the other day for my 5 year high school reunion, I know your all thinking five year... your still young, but to me its scary! It makes me wonder about where the last five years went, yeah college took up four of those years and then this last very confusing/what the heck have I been doing year, but still life seriously needs to SLOW DOWN! As soon as high school and the daily routine of school from 7-3 ended, life has picked up its pace! I cannot believe I have been living on my own for so long. It makes me kind of sad, but thinking that the good years are yet to come-career, marriage, family, etc keeps my spirits high! Every time I hear about an engagement, get a wedding invitation in the mail or see wedding pictures, I really start to freak out! I am nowhere near that stage of my life yet so many people are...makes you really start to see the differences in the human race and our own life timelines and expectations.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

*~*A long holiday weekend for some and a regular relaxing break from stress for others. Whatever you chose to do this weekend, even if you had to work, and the choice was made for you…I hope you still had a great weekend. AND a safe one. Mine was good, but I’ve decided that “I am getting old” even though truth be told I am 23 and should be out partying and living life for all that its worth, but it’s hard for me to keep my eyes open past 10 PM.

I had a small get together, which ended up being a good time, except the cleaning duty the morning after and the fact that I was ready for bed when some of my friends were just getting started. I would say that I am the friend who enjoys seeing movies, going to an art gallery, or going out to eat and no longer the friend to hit the nightlife with, unless it’s a special event. OR my birthday!

That doesn’t mean that I don’t know a thing or two about the Scottsdale nightlife as I was once a pretty avid partier, restaurant guru, and shopaholic-okay so I am still a shopaholic, nevertheless I still know a thing or two about our infamous Old Town area.

Tomorrow night happenings in Downtown Scottsdale…
  • The party nightclub is Cream Stereo Lounge. Their industry night, the only club with a Monday industry night in Scottsdale, is the place to be. The party starts at 10 PM and it features $2 beers, $4 drinks, mixed music, $150 tables, and a relaxed dress code. The inside décor is really something to talk about, check out pictures at http://www.creamstereolounge.com/
  • One of the best happy hours is at Cadillac Ranch. Their happy hour is every day from 4-7 PM and ALL NIGHT on Mondays! This is a bar and grill open for lunch, dinner, and a late night party. Take your chance at the mechanical bull, enjoy country music, and watch sports on their plasma TVs.
  • Salty senorita presents margarita Mondays from 7 PM to close! They offer ½ price house margaritas and have been voted “the best margarita in Phoenix” over seven times! Located in Downtown and North Scottsdale.

**For anyone who has the IPhone I found a great way to turn your MP3s into ringtones without having to pay for the “create ringtone” feature on ITunes. This guy does a great tutorial http://www.labnol.org/software/make-iphone-ringtons-with-free-itunes/4738/

Friday, July 3, 2009

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I know everyone is super excited for the holiday weekend. Many people are off work today, taking a vacation, and just happy to have a little time with family and friends. We are all lucky this year that the 4th of July falls on a Saturday! Celebrate the countries declaration of independence the right way-fireworks, food, and entertainment!

**Another big 4th of July party besides Tempe Town Lake is at the Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. This will be their 24th year in a row! The entertainment begins at 7 PM and the show starts at 9:20, so don't be late! If you want to know more than visit, http://phoenix.about.com/cs/events/a/4thofjulyphx.htm. This site also has links to other parties around the valley.**

*~*Now heres a question...What to do after the firework shows? Its a Saturday night for goodness sakes, who wants to end the party at 10 PM?   The fun should just be getting started!

Stuff to do on the fourth of july before and after fireworks...
  • Pre-party at the 4th of July pool extravaganza held at the Clarion Hotel Scottsdale. This is a NBA-themed party and will have special guest appearances by Atlanta Hawks Mike Bibby and Boston Celtics Eddie House. The party starts at 11 AM.
  • Another big event is the Maxim Magazine casting party. They are having auditions for a chance to be their newest octagon girl, meaning you would appear at all Maxim-sponsored events throughout the country. This event is in Old Town Scottsdale from 10 PM to 2 AM. For more information visit, http://www.maxim.com/
  • If your looking for a nightclub unlike any other in Old Town then check out Cream Stereo Lounge. Saturdays are fun and simple with mixed music from all the top hits on the radio. Party starts at 10 PM.
Other weekend events...

Looking for low key?
  • Check out "The Wizard of Gore," at Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club in North Scottsdale. This is a 1970 movie and will have a full menu and bar. The movie starts at 10 PM tonight.
Looking for a party?
  • Check out South Beach Friday's at the Mondrian Scottsdale hotel. Embrace your latin side with music and $5 mojitos and sangria. The event is in their Asia de Cuba bar from 7 to 10 PM.
Grab a room at Hotel Indigo Scottsdale for $89.00 tonight and tomorrow night if you book online. Such a great deal. Don't drink and drive when the hotel is in walking distance to the areas hottest nightlife. Click the image above!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
— Søren Kierkegaard

It may be a cloudy day, but it’s still a warm one! I don’t know about you, but I am already sick of the heat. I think for the rest of the day I will stay inside and catch up on stuff around the house. No sun=no excuse for the pool!

Scottsdale MUST eats…
  • If you’re visting the area make sure to check out the ever so famous In-N-Out Burger. They have a very simple menu, fast and friendly service, and are known for their cleanliness. This is NOT your typical fast food chain. (Located throughout the valley.)
  • Sapporo in North Scottsdale is the place to be on the weekends and for happy hour. This restaurant is always hopping with above par service, delicious food, and a social scene unlike any other. Their outside patio, located in front of the restaurant, is always packed full of people talking and having a good time. The cuisine is Japanese-the sushi and fried rice are to die for-check it out for yourself!
  • The Yard House located in Old Town Scottsdale in the Fashion Square Mall is another must eat. They are a brewery and have a variety of yummy beers on tap. I also love their happy hour-3 to 6 PM and 10 to 12 PM, martinis, wings, and delicious salads-they have a pear walnut salad that is amazing!

I really love this article on good self esteem and living life with the glass half full. I read this article and it was so inspiring to me, http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/8251/self_improvement_and_motivation/glass_half_full.html.

...Another thing I want to check out is Michael J. Fox’s new book Always Looking Up. I saw him last night on David Letterman and was so pleased and almost jealous over his optimism towards life. I wish that I could live my life that way! Hopefully his book can inspire me. It is for sale on Amazon for $17.00 and that is the hardcover version.

**It seems that Tempe Town Lake 4th of July festival is going to be the place to be for the upcoming holiday. They are suppose to have the best fireworks show in the valley, music, family fest with rock climbing wall, face painters, relay races, etc, and a food court for all to enjoy. Entry is free for anyone with a current military ID. If you want to learn more about the event visit their website at http://www.tempe4th.com/index.asp.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Its another hot one today in the valley of the sun!  Just spent almost four hours playing tennis...I must be crazy!  I felt like my shoes were melting into the ground and by the end of the game my limbs were quite numb.  I am now happy to be sitting at home enjoying the cool air conditioning, but feel satisfied that I fit in a work out, even if I felt like I was going to pass out at times.

**If your a local and your looking for something new and social, check out the Scottsdale Public Library website.  They hold readings, arts and crafts, computer classes, and even an open music night for all to enjoy.  For more information visit, http://library.scottsdaleaz.gov/**

This week....


  • Check out the Heard Museum for various exhibits.  Today until July 13 they have, Home: Native People in the Southwest, Around the World, Every Picture Tells a Story, and many more.  Today they have a FREE public grand opening celebration until 5 PM. http://www.heard.org/
  • Learn how to use acrylic paints on Mondays from 1 to 4 PM.  Registration is required and the price is $160.  For more information and other art classes visit, http://www.briofinearts.com/brio/ 


Wednesday aka HUMP DAY-

  • Enjoy the cheapest happy hour, that I know of, in North Scottsdale.  The restaurant Earl's is hosting a penny happy hour with premium beers from the Sonoran Brewing Company.  Also enjoy music from J.D. Madrid.  The event is on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 PM. http://verityle.com/HomePage.html


  • Glenn Beck and Jay-Z at Dodge Theatre beginning at 7:30 PM
  • Mix and mingle at the W in Scottsdale for their Acqua evening.  The party takes place at the pool with live music every Thursday at 7 PM.
  • Ladies night out at Sweet Basil Gourmetware and Cooking School on July 2nd from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.  Bring your girlfriends and enjoy cocktails while learning to make chili beef skewers, panko crab cake bites, etc.  Registration is required and the price is $55. For more visit, http://www.sweetbasilgourmet.com/Sounds like a blast!

RaNdOm...I love Craigslist.  I have decided that it is the best internet site for selling and buying.  Who wants to deal with paying Ebay fees when you can sell your stuff for free without worrying about shipping!?  I sold my first generation IPhone for $150 and then bought a 55 gallon fish tank with a beautiful stand and everything included for $125!  SO WORTH IT!

Love to sing?  Join Fox 10 on June 29th for "Fox 10 Arizona Idol."  This event is held in Glendale at the AMC Westgate 20 starting at 8 AM.  This competition gives some a chance to win an audition in front of an "American Idol" producer for the Denver, Colorado auditions on July 14.  http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/azam/corys_corner1_062909

Friday, June 26, 2009

"You know you live in Phoenix when you can drive four hours in any one direction and never leave the Valley." ~Author Unknown

*~*Hello Friday and let me officially welcome all readers to the weekend*~*

Let Hotel Indigo Scottsdale take care of you this evening with our Friday Night Fever specials...
...Before heading out in the infamous Scottsdale nightlife, make sure to visit our Divine Lounge, one of the only spots in Scottsdale offering Friday night "happy hour."
**Drink specials include $3 Domestics and $4 well cocktails from 9 p.m.—12 a.m.**

What to do after?
  • Join Steve Levine Entertainment at Axis-Radius with DJ J. Alan or at Myst's House 7340 with DJ Soloman and Tranzit CD release party.----tomorrow at Myst meet Daisy from the "Daisy of Love" reality television show on VH1. Party starts at 9 PM.
  • Head up to North Scottsdale for the Angels and Outlaws grand opening beginning at 4 PM tonight. $6 drinks all night.
*~*Fun, silly, goofy Friday...hey even when working from home Friday can still be a day of celebration...while out having lunch today I noticed certain Friday trends.

You know its Friday when...
  • There is not much work to be done
  • You see the energy drink promotional girls handing out free stuff at Walmart
  • Everyone at the office is smiling, laughing, or making jokes of some sort
  • When you are offered free shots on your lunch break
  • You hit the gym extra early this morning to make up for the happy hour your attending when you leave the office today
  • You have time to go to the mall before hitting afternoon traffic 
Heres some other fun ones that I found online:  You know your from Arizona when...
  • You think a red light is merely a suggestion
  • You think 60 tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful yard-ha thats great
  • People break out coats when the temperature drops below 70 degrees
  • The water from the cold water tap is the same temperature as the hot one
  • You experience third degree burns if you touch any metal part of your car- I'd say almost any part of your car
Heres a few of my own in regards to the same topic...
  • When everyone spends their summers in Colorado or California 
  • Your a minority if you stay in AZ for the summer and everyone gives you crazy looks when you tell them so
  • Rain makes you happy
  • Your swimming pool becomes your hot tub come August and September
  • You start to hear from long lost cousins and relatives come October because they are looking for a place to visit
**If you want to be on the show "So You Think You Can Dance" then today and tomorrow are auditions at Phoenix Convention Center, starting today at 8 AM and tomorrow at 2 PM. Two finalists, Ashley and Ade-who is still in the running for America's favorite dancer, are both from the valley. 

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