Thursday, January 29, 2009

Have a fun, safe, and enjoyable weekend and make sure to cheer on the Cardinals!

~I don't know about you, but this week seemed to fly by! The weekend is already here and that means time to relax, party, catch up with old friends, and enjoy some leisurely activities~

Looking for Complimentary Verve Energy Lounge Tickets for any Suns game then click here http://www.nba.com/suns/tickets/vervelounge_requests.html

Weekend Events
-Divine Lounge in Hotel Indigo offers Friday night specials with $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails
-Metalhead at the Bird's Nest
-Axis Radius's Golf Pro's and Tennis Ho's night featuring DJ Enferno, who happened to be the official DJ for Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour
-Faded Fridays at Mulligan's Brick Bar with DJ Rolemodel and various drink specials
-Fridays at Six Lounge has Dj Delusion playing a variety of music

-Divine Lounge features early bird drink specials before hitting the Scottsdale nightlife with $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails
-Boogie Knights at the Bird's Nest
-FBR after party at Mondrian with guest star Chris Clouse on the acoustic guitar and DJ Solomon starting at 8 PM in the Red Bar and Midnight Room
-Join Saddle Ranch Chop House on Saturdays for great food, music, and fun
-Coolmix at Myst with special guest DJs, $2 drinks on the patio and $2 drinks for ladies until 11 PM, $6 vodka drinks, and $100 Premium bottle service

-Super Bowl featuring our very own Arizona Cardinals with kickoff at 4 PM!!
-Six Lounge Industry Night has a super bowl party starting at 2 PM, RSVP a table, and enjoy Dj J Alan
-Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl Sunday House Party at The Wrigley Mansion with doors opening at 2 PM for pre-game, kickoff at 4 PM, and after-party hosted by former Suns Players Eddie Johnson and DJ Cedric Ceballos, $25 a ticket at door or $20 online
-Sunday Industry Night at Pussycat Lounge
*Thirsty Thursday*

~In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. ~Robert Frost
~Surround yourself with people who truly matter and those who would do anything in the world for you

**Tasteful Thursdays in the Divine Lounge feature the band PHEED with $5 martinis and $5 house wines during the performance**

Have some fun tonight... We can always use excitement in our lives!
-Catch everyone who's anyone tonight at the Bird's Nest which features O.A.R.
-Thursdays at Dirty Pretty which features rotating DJ Talent and Special Events
-Mint Thursdays at Six Lounge with world class entertainment; welcoming everyone from the FBR Open
-Crown Room's champagne and music night with complimentary champagne for the ladies until midnight; half-off martinis, $4 shots, and $5 flavored vodka drinks available to everyone all night
-Party at the W Hotel with the ladies from Scottsdale 16
-Ladies 80's night at Titled Kilt Pub and Eatery

Hungry? Try these Thursday Night Food Specials...
-Wing Night at Zipps
-Boneless Buffalo Wing Night at Buffalo Wild Wings
-All you can eat sushi at Mido Sushi and Ninja Japanese Restaurant
-99-cent tacos before 4 PM at Arriba Mexican Grill and $1.99 chicken chimichangas
-Boneless Thursdays at Native New Yorker

Mix up the routine tonight with these events
~Cardinals Pup Rally at PetSmart, Miller Road, tonight from 9 AM to 12 PM, animals show their spirit by sporting Cardinals gear 480-429-4519
~Fine Art Celebration featuring more than 100 artists in many different mediums, Scottsdale Road and Loop 101. http://www.celebrateart.com/
~Wine Tasting at Fine's Cellar from 5 to 6:30 PM, $5 for three to four wines and an educational overview from wine experts
~Thursday Night Flight School at Tapino Kitchen and Wine Bar; classes start at 6:30, laid-back atmosphere, and a chance to learn more about wine and food

A continuation excerpt from my book....A Little Scottsdale Sarcasm
I have actually come to think that Scottsdale may be one of the worst places on earth for relationships because of its many temptations. There is always a happy hour, wine tasting, or cocktail party to attend and let’s just say that no man or relationship is safe in this city. The egos in this town seem to believe that anyone, wedding ring or not, are up for grabs and it can be a bit frustrating when you’re trying to have a date. Distractions seem to be everywhere; young females walking around in revealing dresses serving cocktails, go-go dancers half dressed dancing in night clubs, and the bleach blonde hottie who happens to walk by and sit down in plain view of your dinner table and to top it off she happens to have double d boobs and a cleavage shirt. Talk about a dinner distraction!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

*Hump Day Wednesday*

~A hug is worth a thousand words~

~Every person we meet in life is a new door to a different world bringing completely new experiences and knowledge into our life~

Scottsdale Bars and nightclubs known for fun Wednesdays
-Myst Nightclub Midweek Party with $3 drinks for ladies all night and cocktail hour between 10 and 11
-La Femme Wednesdays at Six Lounge and Restaurant with $4 vodka drinks and $5 blueberry martinis
-Pussycat Lounge featuring DJ Tranzit and house music all night long, first 100 through the door get a complimentary shot

Valley Events... enjoy a leisurely activity tonight
-W Scottsdale is hosting the Geoff Jenkins Celebrity Poker tournament tonight at 7
-Birds Nest features Zowie Bowie tonight starting at 8 PM, $25 general admission and $175 for VIP
-FBR Open through February 1st, $25 a day
-Lil Wayne at US Airways Center tonight
-VFW Post 3513 has big-band music for all ages
-Vocalist Margo Reed is performing at Eddie V's Edgewater Grille tonight with pianist Joel Robin and bassist Ted Sistrunk
-Square-Dance class at Del Sol Reception Hall in Mesa, both singles and couples are welcome
-Pizza and flavored Zipparitas at Zipps tonight
-Karaoke at El Dorado Bar and Grill
-Wear Cardinals gear and get a free cupcake at Sprinkles Cupcakes

Craving Sushi? Tonight is the perfect evening...
-All you can eat sushi and teppanyaki-grilled meats and vegetables at Ninja Japanese Restaurant in Chandler, prices vary call 480-899-3423 for details
-All you can eat sushi on selected varieties at Mido Sushi in Chandler, $19.99

Looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl and cheer on the Arizona Cardinals? Here is a list of bars...
-Four Peaks Bar and Grill
-The Titled Kilt Pub
-Zipps Sports Grill
Scottsdale Super Bowl Parties
-Super Bowl Viewing and After Party at Six Lounge and Restaurant , $10.00
-Tailgate and watch Cardinals at Mickey's Hangover
-Don and Charlie's featuring ribs and a variety of burgers from$8.95 to $13.95
-Barcelona featuring more than 30 large plasma and projection screens
-Salty Senorita with all-day happy hour and food specials
For Super Bowl viewing parties valley wide check out this site, http://www.azcentral.com/ent/calendar/superbowl/articles/2009/01/26/20090126superbars.html

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday is almost over and I hope that it was an enjoyable day for all. I know that my day was long and I'm glad to finally be home with my feet up.

*Life is all about timing... patience is key... wait it out and one day the impossible will become possible.

~*Wishing everyone a "Happy Tuesday"... but, can we really say it's happy? To me it seems to be the hardest day of the week to get through, the longest, and the day in which I am most tired, but if anything at least Mondays over and we're one step closer to the Super Bowl! Go Cardinals!

~Tuesdays at Hotel Indigo's Divine Lounge is two for one drink specials on well drinks and domestic beers~

Mix up the week by getting involved in some valley activities...
-FBR Open at TPC golf course
-Star Trek Exhibit from 10 AM to 5 PM daily at the Arizona Science Center
-Poker night at Bunkhouse Saloon in Phoenix
-Pianist John Burak plays easy-listening music at D'Vine Wine Bar and Bistro in Chandler
-American Singles Golf Associates monthly meeting at Pete's 19th Tee Restaurant in Tempe, all levels welcome
-Acoustic Open-Mike Night at Grand Ave. Tavern in Phoenix
-O Bar features Steve Kostakes, the keyboard player and vocalist, playing jazz and blues

Reward yourself and go out tonight...Tuesday Happy hour and Nightclub Specials
-Acme Bar and Grill has $100 bottles and $3 Bud Lights till midnight
-Happy hour M-F from 3 to 7 PM with $3 well drinks, wine, and domestic
-Dirty Pretty Industry Night featuring DJ Fashen, D-JR, and DJ Roctakon
-The Estate House happy hour from 4 - 7 PM featuring half price cocktails and bottles of wine
-Stingray Sushi's happy hour with rolls priced between $2 and $5.50, sake for $1.50, and $3 drafts
-Canal happy hour from 4 to 7 PM with half-priced martinis and wine and great deals on appetizers
-Six Lounge Societe Tuesdays with giveaways from 8 to 10 PM, $4 vodka drinks, and $2 jager shots
-Join Buffalo Wild Wings for their Tuesday wing night
-Super Bowl at Z'Tejas with $4 Cardinals margaritas from Jan 26th-Feb 1st

Tuesday night seems to be the new dance night...
-Salsa Night at Club Rain with salsa classes, dancing, and live entertainment
-Swing Night at Earl's Restaurant in North Scottsdale; swing lesson and dancing
-Step Dancing at Amvets Post No. 5 in Phoenix with DJ Sparklex
-New York-style hustle lessons at 8 PM and a dance at 9 PM at Arthur Murray Dance Studio

*It's just another manic Monday 

I wish it was Sunday 

'Cause that's my funday 

My I don't have to runday 

    It's just another manic Monday* ~ Bengals 

~I hope that everyone had a nice, safe, fun, relaxing weekend

*Time it goes so fast, try and make the best of everyday*

*Time is free, but it's irreplaceable.  You can't own it, but you can use it.  It can't be kept, but you can spend it.  Once it's lost you can never get it back*

Monday Bar Nights

-Maloneys Tavern in Tempe on Mondays with $3 domestic pints and other drink specials 

-Toxic Mondays at Zuma on Mill with various drink specials

-Maniac Mondays at the Crown Room with live music and $1 vodka drinks for ladies, $3 vodka drinks for men, $2 Miller Lites, $3 all other beers, $4 Jagers, and $85 bottle service

-Whip Lounge has two for one drinks till 11 PM

-Tru Mondays at Six Lounge in Old Town with champagne, vodka, beer, and martini specials 

-Cream Stereo Lounge's industry night 

-Half-price glasses of wine and wine flights at Uncorked in North Scottsdale

Monday Night Poker 

-All-in Entertainment Poker Night at Fibber Magees Irish Restaurant & Pub in Chandler

-Poker Night at the Bunkhouse Saloon in Phoenix

The places to be for Happy Hour

-Kona Grill in Scottsdale Fashion Square with half off appetizers and margarita specials

-Bungalow Bar and Grill with great prices on delicious appetizers and an assortment of beverages M-F from 4 to 7 PM

-Salty Senorita with happy hour seven days a week from 3 to 7 PM

-Ra Sushi featuring $1 warm sake, $2.75 well drinks, and lots of sushi snacks and rolls from $1.50 to $4.00

Upcoming Events

-1/26-2/1 FBR Open, 1/28-1/31 FBR's Coors Light Birds Nest

-1/28 Lil Wayne in Phoenix at US Airways Center

-1/29 Phoenix Suns Vs. San Antonio Spurs

-1/30 Aida at Orpheum Theatre

~Looking for a fantastic wine experience? Book a tour or an in-home tasting with Arizona Grape Escapes 


Friday, January 23, 2009

*Enjoy yourself this weekend*
~Relax, catch up on sleep, get together with old friends, and try something new~

*A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step*~ Confucius

*Love is love at any age*

Friday Happy Hour's that will start the weekend off just right...
-TGIF Fridays has half-off appetizers and a variety of great drink specials
-Uncle Sam's Restaurant has domestic and premium drafts all for under .99 Cents
-Margarita Rocks features a happy hour starting at 5 with various food specials and fantastic drink prices
-Mabel Murphy's has a happy hour that starts from 6 to 2 AM with ladies free all night, penny and dollar drinks specials, and table and bottle service available, reservations are recommended as the party gets a tad bit crowded
-Drift Lounge Tahiti-style happy hour from 4 - 7 PM with discounted appetizers and $4 daiquiris, $2 bottles of Corona, Red Stripe, and Bud Lite
-Mickey's Hangover from 4 to 9 PM with half-off drinks and appetizers, youthful scene with a comfortable patio
-Billet Bar from 4 - 8 PM with $2.75 domestic beers and daily drink specials; cool patio and motorcycles

Seen and be Seen at these Valley Parties
-Friday Night Fever in Hotel Indigo's Divine Lounge with $3 Domestics ad $4 well cocktails
-Axis Radius features LMFAO
-Crown Room DJ's spinning top 40, club and R&B music with premium bottle service available
-Myst Nightclub presents HOUSE 7340 with DJ Craze, drink specials on the patio from 9 to 11 PM
-Saddle Ranch on Friday nights is crowded and a great spot to have a little bull riding fun
-Hotel Indigo's Divine Lounge is the perfect place to start the evening with early bird drink specials, $3 domestics and $4 well cocktails
-Jet Set Saturdays at Six Lounge and Restaurant featuring DJ Shift this weekend
-Little Black Dress Night at Cezar's with no cover, complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 8 to 9 PM, $5 champagne and chocolate fountain, myriad of drink specials, free raffle prizes, and dancing; also The Hotel Scottsdale is offering discounted rates for this event only 480-945-4392
-Pussy Cat Lounge's Industry Night is a popular Sunday Night Spot
-Red at Six Lounge with DJ Earth and recurring guests

Weekend Events...
-Phoenix Art Museum's presents Carnivale, experience Venice, bid on art, enjoy food, drinks, and live music 1/23
-1/22-1/24 enjoy the High School Musical Ice Tour
-1/24 from 9 AM to 2 PM enjoy Fit City Scottsdale Kickoff Party which is a free event with fitness demonstrations, food samples, and try zumba or belly dancing
-Monster Jam 1/24 at Chase Field featuring ten of the world's best monster trucks
-Pet festival in Mesa at the Hohokam Stadium with flying dog Show, food, and pet-orientated products and services

A comedic blurb about Scottsdale from my new book project...
~The quest for true love in any city can be hard, but in Scottsdale it can be a tad more tricky. The women are promiscuous, wild, beautiful, blonde and tan. The males are “rich,” muscular, built, and all seem to be models or sports players of some sort. Everyone in this city seems to “know” someone of great importance in this town and at any point can provide VIP in any of the local bars and nightclubs. It’s not that I don’t love the flashy cars, VIP, beautiful people, crazy clubs, fabulous hotels, and shopping, but I am coming to think that I need to change my ways or move to a different city, one where the majority of people are males.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

**Thirsty Thursday**


*Just remember that fate keeps on happening*


*It's terribly amusing how many different climates of feeling one can go through in a day* ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh 


~Join Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge for live music featuring the band PHEED and enjoy $5 Martinis and $5 house wines while listening to your favorite songs~


Valley Parties


-Mint Thursdays at Six Lounge with DJ Masta Monk

-Crown Room features Bubble and Beats with complimentary champagne for ladies until midnight, half-off martinis, $4 shots, and $5 flavored vodka drinks for everyone all night

-Thursdays are the nights to be at Dirty Pretty Rockbar with rotating DJ and special events 

-Cream Stereo Lounge is playing all the popular songs of the 80's in a cool format and setting for their "Love the 1980's" promotion

-944 Magazine presents ROQ Thursdays at Barcelona featuring DJ LOCZI, for no cover RSVP at 944.com/ROQTHURS


-College night at Margarita Rocks with .50 cent Coors Light, 1 cent tacos, ..10 cent wings, .99 cent Jager Bombs, and .99 cent margaritas 

-Painted Thursdays at Whip Lounge with two for one drinks till 12 PM, no cover, and discounted bottle service



~Salsa every Thursday at Mancini's in Glendale

-$10 per person

-Drink and food specials

-DJ spinning popular latin music 

-Beginners class at 9 PM and intermediate at 10 PM

~Combichrist with Blacklight Burns, Dommin at the Marquee Theater at 6:30 PM

-Aggro musician promoting his new CD release 

~Oprah's personal trainer Bob Greene will be at Safeway in Glendale 

-Location on Happy Valley Road

-Signing copies of his new book

-Cooking demonstration from his new cookbook

~Wine Depot Tasting and Show Pairings

-Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in N. Scottsdale and  at all locations

-Reservations required and dress is business casual 

~Ladies Night Out at Sweet Basil Gourmetware and Cooking School

-Drink cocktails while learning how to make finger foods

-Registration required 480-596-5628


~Enjoy your evening and remember that not all good things must come to an end~


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

*Hope that you have an enjoyable hump day*

*Life is a gift, it can give us many years or only months or days, savor it and live everyday to the fullest*

Bars and Nightclubs that will help mix up the work week


-Think Pink Wednesdays at Myst feature discounted drinks for ladies all night long

-Join Cream Stereo Lounge for the biggest dance music promotion in the state at this high energy nightclub, http://www.creamstereolounge.com/

-La Femme Wednesdays at Six Lounge and Restaurant with $4 vodka drinks and $5 blueberry martinis

-Switch at PCL on Wednesdays with complimentary x-rated vodka cocktails from 9-11 PM

-Casual California at Bacchus in North Scottsdale at 6:30 PM for $15 per person, taste some traditional and not so traditional wines from some small California producers 


-Whip Lounge’s animal house night featuring two for one drinks from 9 to 11 PM

-Zuma house Wednesdays featuring $2 Miller Lite and $3 Skyy from 10 PM till close with DJ Soloman

-Malee’s on Main Bistro has a happy hour and reverse happy hour featuring drink specials ranging from $2.75-$4.50 and a variety of appetizers priced at $5.45 

~Battle of the Bull Competition at Saddle Ranch Chop House during happy hour from 4 - 6:30 PM~

Events, concerts, sports…

-January 24th Roger Williams to Chandler Center of Arts

-January 25th George Winston at the Chandler Center for the Arts

-Thu, January 29th Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs at 8:30 PM, GO SUNS!

-January 28th Lil’ Wayne featuring T-Pain, Gym Class Heroes, and Keri Hilson at the US Airways Center

-January 28th O.A.R. will headline a strong line-up of bands at the 2009 Coors Light Birds Nest, $25 for tickets and $175 for VIP, concerts run through the 31st

-Phoenix Coyotes Saturday 1/31 at 7 PM verse Buffalo Sabres at Jobing.com

-Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl on Sunday February 1st, GO CARDINALS! 

-NBA All-Star Jam Session February 12 -16, 2009 at the Phoenix Convention Center with the chance to meet and get autographs of NBA Players and Legends 

-Professional Bull Riders at Jobing.com Arena on Feb 22nd at 6 PM


A closing thought…

~If you could change the world for the better, what would you do?  Would you travel back in time, put a smile on everyone’s face, pay teachers more…?  The possibilities are endless, but it’s something to truly think about, especially if you want to make a difference in the world.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Have a wonderful Tuesday!*


*I used to think of all the billions of people in the world, and of all those people, how was I going to meet the right ones?  The right ones to be my friends, the right one to be my husband.  Now I just believe you meet the people you’re supposed to meet.* ~Northern Exposure, The Quest 1995


~Don’t miss the 44th Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama!   It is a day of great celebration for the nation~


**Two-for-one Tuesdays on well drinks and domestics at the Divine Lounge in Hotel Indigo**


Bars and Nightclubs

-Bobby’s Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Scottsdale features ladies night on Tuesdays with ½ off

-Acme Bar and Grill is the place to be on Tuesdays with $100 bottle service, $3 bud Lights till midnight, penny drinks for ladies till 10:30, $3 Skyy drinks, and ½ price appetizers from 8-10 with DJ Rolemodel for entertainment

-Tuesday January 20th from 7-10 PM Dos Gringos is hosting a Presidential Inauguration Party with $1 fried tacos, $2 Red, White, and Bud Lights, $3 George Washington Apples, and $4 American Flag Drinks with reverse happy hour specials from 10 PM to 2 AM

-Presidential Inauguration after party at Phoenix Night Club with ladies free till 10:30 PM


Some of the Best Happy Hours in Town

Old Town, Scottsdale

-Kona Grill with regular happy hour and reverse happy hour featuring ½ off sushi, appetizers, and  various drinks

-Bungalow Bar and Grill with seating in and outdoor and a yummy happy hour from 4 – 7 PM featuring various treats and drink specials

-Yard House happy hour M-F from 3-6 PM with $1.50 off beer and various other drink and food specials

-Salty Senorita with happy hour seven days a week from 3 to 7 PM it’s the right spot to be even on the weekends, great margarita drink specials

N. Scottsdale

-Sapporo Restaurant in N. Scottsdale M-F from 4-7 PM with half priced appetizers and drinks

-Bobby’s Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in N. Scottsdale with ½ off martinis and appetizers, $4 well drinks, and $3 drafts Mon-Fri 4-7 PM

-TGI Fridays with half-off appetizers and a variety of wonderful drink specials such as $4 Long Islands


~Tuesday night dance fever at Layalena where you can learn to dance N.Y. Hustle/Disco, no partner necessary.  Beginner lessons at 7:00, intermediate at 7:45, and open dancing until 11:00 PM http://tuesdaynightfever.blogspot.com/

Monday, January 19, 2009

*Happy Martin Luther King Day*

~Hopefully your one of the lucky ones who get the day off work


*Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live*


~Our Arizona Cardinals are going to the super bowl XL111 in Tampa Bay on February 1st!

-Best places to catch the game around the valley and watch the Cardinals make history when they play in their first super bowl...

Tempe-Tilted Kilt

Scottsdale-Four Peaks Brewery, Mickey's Hangover, Zipps Sports Grill, and Six Lounge for after party

Phoenix- Catch 22 Sports Grill and Gallagher's


Manic Monday Activities and Places to be

*Tru Mondays at Six Lounge in Old Town

*Toxic Mondays at Zuma in Tempe with drink specials and music by various DJ's

*Karaoke at El Dorado Bar and Grill in Downtown, Scottsdale 

*Happy hour at Zinc Bistro in North Scottsdale

*Happy hour at Time Out Lounge in Tempe with $4 small pitchers, $6 large pitchers, and $1.75 pints

*Happy hour at Cadillac Ranch in Tempe from 4-7 PM with $2 well drinks and domestic beers and $3 margaritas 

*Salty Senorita's happy hour which features fantastic appetizers and drink specials

Great Wine Places in the Valley

-Su Vino Winery with a newer atmosphere, great wine selection, and good prices especially for wine tastings 

-Postino's in Phoenix; intimate atmosphere, good food, and $5 wine from 11-4

-Kazimierz World Wine Bar in Scottsdale with a beautiful intimate setting and a wonderful wine selection 

-Cave Creek Wines in North Phoenix with wine tastings every Friday night, family-like atmosphere, and various snacks during tastings 


Poker Mondays

-Bunkhouse Saloon in phoenix

-Figger Magees Irish Restaurant and Pub


Other Events...

~Speed Dating for single men and women ages 55-66 at Un-Bacio on Doubletree Ranch Road Monday at 6:45 PM http://www.speeddatephoenix.com/front.htm Check out this site for your age group, there is a little something for everyone 21 and older

~January 23-31 WestWorld has it's Show Circuit All Breed Horse Show http://www.sundustaz.com/

~FBR Open at TPC Scottsdale from January 26th-February, 2009 http://www.phoenixopen.com/

~2009 Coors Light Birds Nest, FBR after party, has a great music line up January 28th through 31st featuring: O.A.R. Thursday evening Jan. 29th at 8 PM, Static on Friday at 6 PM, Chadwicks Saturday at 6 PM and many more, for bands and tickets click follow this link http://www.phoenixopen.com/BirdsNest.asp

Friday, January 16, 2009

~Always live from your heart; choose a life and lifestyle that are true for you and your family~


*Cheers to the weekend*

-Have fun and be safe!

-The weather is going to be warm, sunny, and beautiful, so enjoy it!


~Join Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge for Friday night fever, which offers $3 Domestics and $4 well cocktails, before the nightlife begins and Saturday for the same "early bird" specials~


Scottsdale Friday Events

-944 party at Barrett-Jackson Garage WestWorld at the Stone Rose Lounge from 8- 11 PM

-Friday wine tastings at Epicurean Wine Service on Thunderbird, with a different theme every week

-Faded Fridays at Mulligans with $1.50 Bud Light Drafts

-Myst presents Steve Aoki and DJ William Reed, with a variety of music, and drink specials.  Pre-sale tickets at http://groovetickets.com/ and


-16th annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival all weekend with more than 165 artists from all over the country, $10 fee which includes a souvenir wine or beer glass and six tasting tickets


Scottsdale Saturday Events

-Winter White Party at BS West starting at 9 PM featuring DJ Lee Thornhill known for Boston, P-Town, and Monster Ball, with two-for-one drinks all night long http://bswest.com/events/santiago.html

-Axis/Radius features DJ MCB with $2 Vodka Socko, well drinks, and Anheiser Bush

-The Rogue Bar features Shake, the longest dance party, with no cover and a variety of the valley's popular DJS

-Bridal Extravaganza at Thee Wedding Warehouse in Goodyear from 9 - 3 PM, meet wedding planners and local vendors,  enjoy contests, discounts, and a BBQ lunch is served http://www.theeweddingwarehouse.com/


~Watch the Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC Championship at 1:00 in Glendale, AZ... GO CARDINALS!!~


**Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday... the kids are off and you are looking for something to do?  Check out this website for various ceremonies, tributes, and festivals

-Scottsdale Civic Center is offering a day of diverse entertainment; food, arts and crafts, and family-friendly activities 



Thursday, January 15, 2009

"I've found that doing an occasional nice thing, small as it might be, acts sort of like a reset button.  It has the effect of helping us remember to keep our perspective" ~ Dr. Carlson


*Thirsty Thursday*


Go out and enjoy the new Saturday...


~Join Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge for some Thursday night fun.  Tasteful Thursdays featuring the band PHEED playing your favorite songs!  $5 Martinis and $5 House wines during the performance~


Valley Events...

Old Town

-Mardi Gras Bar and Grill in Downtown, Scottsdale is featuring DJ Dana and Chip Hanna spinning country-rock until 9 PM followed by honky-tonk music

-Six Lounge's Mint Thursdays with DJ Graham Funke 

-Scottsdale Art Walk every Thursday from 7-9 PM

-Axis Radius ladies night with no cover all night for ladies and $2 Red Bull Vodkas for everyone, also complimentary champagne and chocolate fountains 

North Scottsdale

-Generation at  Barcelona featuring David Hernandez performing live 

-Boneless Thursday's at Native New Yorker with .50 cent boneless wings

-Happy hour at the Roaring Fork from 4-7 PM with $4 Margaritas, $3 well drinks, and $5 glasses of wine

-Blue Agave Mexican Cantina has a great happy hour and delicious food

-Check out the various parties at the Stone Rose Lounge in the Fairmont Resort for the Barrett-Jackson event


New Activities to try in the Valley

-A hot air balloon ride combined with a western jeep adventure, available at sunset!  It's the ultimate desert experience! 


-Take a Hummer adventure tour of Scottsdale, AZ; desert adventure tours, night storm adventure, and group/corporate team-bulding 


-Desert Biking Adventures


-Scenic river floats from Cimarron Adventures and River Company, call 480-994-1199 for more information

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

~Try to welcome hump day with a fun activity, happy hour, or new adventure.  Trying new things prevents life from becoming too monotonous~


*Time is a great teacher*   *Never take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive*


*You don’t know what you’ve got until you lose it, but you also don’t know what you’ve been missing until it arrives*


Drink, Drank, Drunk…bars and nightclubs popular for hump day

Old Town…

-Dos Gringos happy hour from 4–7 PM with $1 shots, $2 Pacifico, $3 Gringorita, and $4 food items, which are also available during reverse happy hour from 10 PM to 2 AM 

-Sugar Daddy’s Open Mic Night

-Sip and Spin at Kazimierz Wine Bar

-Switch at Pussycat Lounge 

North Scottsdale…

-Barcelona’s Sutra Sushi features its Raven’s Mid-week mixer from 6-10 PM with ½ off cocktail specials, all night with complimentary Appetizers and free raffle drawings

                -Get ready to make business connections at this new restaurant and lounge

-Happy Hour at K O’Donnell’s from 4 to 7 PM with 25% off all apps, $1 off well drinks, house wines, domestic drafts, and $1.50 pitchers


LOL Corner

-I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age.  The next day, she locked me in the cellar. 

-Girls are like phones.  We love to be held, talked too, but if you press the wrong button you’ll be disconnected!

-What are the three words guaranteed to humiliate men everywhere? “Hold my purse.”


Arizona Activities  

-Off-Road Nature and Historical tours through the desert, horseback rides, southwestern cook-outs at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, bird watching, etc.  Good for team building, corporate, or group events  http://www.azdesertevents.com/

-Ollie the Trolley charters, tours, and events for sightseeing, parties, dinners, weddings, and birthdays where you can go through Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, Shop Hop, or Wine and Dine  http://www.olliethetrolley.net/Packages/PackagesPage.html


~Win tickets to the Cardinals game by recording your free Cardinals video @ MyStudio in the Scottsdale Fashion Square call 480-284-6033 for details~

~Don’t miss the famous FBR Open at TPC Scottsdale starting January 29th through February 4th with a practice round on January 28th , don't forget to party at the Birds Nest after the open~

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

*Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans* - John Lennon


*The customer doesn’t expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong* - Sir Colin Marshall


This Tuesday go somewhere you’ve never been…try something new…


Tuesday Events in the Valley 

Bars and Nightclubs 

-Two Cent Tuesdays at Sugar Daddy’s with live poetry and music by DJ Keeps with $2 Heineken, Corona, and Appetizers, $4 Finlandia Products, and $5 Crown Royal during happy hour from 3-7 PM with open mic night on Tuesday

-Scottsdale Wine-Recession-Proof Tuesdays at Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar from 5 – 10 PM, all bottles half-off every Tuesday

-Societe Tuesdays at Six Lounge with DJ music and $4 vodka drinks and $2 Jager shots

-Battle of the Bull Competition at Saddle Ranch Chop House during happy hour from 4- 6:30 PM with half-price drink and appetizers special

-Cantina Tuesday’s at CafĂ© Caruma from 5 – 9 PM with discounted margaritas at $5 and tacos for $2 between 5 and 9 PM 



-Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction from 8 – 5 PM with FLEUR’T Boutique with the 3rd annual fashion show at 7 PM

-Winter in Provence at Sur La Table in Kierland Commons, $69 featuring cold-weather menu such as Mustard tart and Port-Braised Duck Legs 

-Bacchus: Wine Made Simple in Scottsdale with high-quality unique wines from all over the world at affordable prices 

-Family Bounce night at BounceU in Scottsdale from 5 to 7:30 PM with pizza and soda available to order

-Phoenix Suns vs. Atlanta Hawks at the US Airways Center at 7:00 PM

-Disney’s the Lion King at Gammage Auditorium at 7:30 PM 

-HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is celebrating its 40th anniversary at 7:30 PM at Herberger Theatre Center 

-Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable featuring talks on military figures at the Scottsdale Civic Library Center from 6:45 to 8:45 PM


Love Corner…

~I’ve come to learn that every relationship teaches us something new and different and that as our hearts break they also grow and hopefully become wiser~

~If you’re a fool for love and you just can’t get enough here are some ideas for single people in Scottsdale…




Monday, January 12, 2009

*Hope that everyone had a quiet, if not quiet, hopefully enjoyable weekend*


*Life is simple, it's just not easy*


*Life will always be what we make it*


~Don't over schedule allow for some downtime this Monday evening...


Don't make it just another maniac Monday...

-Giligin's happy hour from 4 -7 PM with $2 well drinks, wine, and domestic pints

-Canal happy hour from 4-7 with it's beautiful view in Old Town Scottsdale and it's sweet deals on appetizers and drinks this is a great place to meet with friends

-Stingray Sushi with sushi rolls priced between $2 and $5.50, sake for $1.50, Kirin drafts for $3, and fishbowl-sized drinks for $8 you can't go wrong during this happy hour

-Tru Mondays at Six Lounge with DJ's and various drink specials

-Karaoke at El Dorado Bar and Grill

-Uncorked has half-price glasses of wine and wine flights in a casual hangout  


Scottsdale Restaurants to check out if you haven't already

-Hiro Sushi with a classic menu and a chef-owner who knows exactly what he is doing

-Blu Burger Grille where you an build your own burger

-The Lodge in Scottsdale which gives you the feel of a mountaintop ski lodge 

-Benihana which is my favorite Japanese Steakhouse in the valley


-Yogurtology in North Scottsdale on Frank Lloyd Wright and Thompson Peak Parkway is a great place for dessert where you get to build your own yogurt, toppings and all

-Sweet Republic which has ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet made with natural ingredients 


Poker Spots on Monday Night

-Fibber Magees Irish Restaurant and Pub in Chandler

-Bunkhouse Saloon in Phoenix


In Sports...

-Our Arizona Cardinals played a fantastic game verse the Carolina Panthers to take them into the conference championship on Sunday January 18th here at the University of Phoenix Stadium, GO CARDINALS!  

-Suns beat the Clippers on Sunday 109-103, GO SUNS!


Valley Events

*Barrett Jackson car auction at WestWorld now through the 18th

*John Legend is performing at the Dodge Theatre on Thursday the 15th

*Glitter and Glow Block Party will show 1.5 million lights along with hot air balloons down 12 blocks on Saturday the 17th 

*Katy Perry coming to Phoenix February 3rd at the Marquee Theatre

Friday, January 9, 2009

*Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world*


*Think of life as a good book.  The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense*


~The weekend 411 in the Valley~


Bar and NightClubs

*Hotel Indigo's Divine Lounge

^Friday Night Fever with $3 Domestics and $4 well cocktails, great way to start off

^Early Bird Specials in the AM with $5 Bloody Mars and $5 Mimosas then early bird drink specials in the PM with $3 Domestics and $4 well cocktails..

^Catch the NFL playoff games while enjoying complimentary munchies $3 domestic beers and $5 house wines


^Friday features DJ Scotty Boy with $2 patio drinks and $4 Red Bull beverages

^Saturday features Aaron Taylor, DJ Earth, and DJ Mikyl with special celebrity guests, go go dancers, $2 drinks on patio & $2 drinks for ladies from 9- 11 PM, and $150 bottle and table service


^$1 Jello Shots

*Drift Restaurant and Bar

^Enjoy various tropical themed drinks in it's tropical-themed environment 

^Happy hour from 4-7, Tuesday through Friday, with two-for-one drinks along with a free buffet

*Geisha A Go Go Asian Bistro Lounge

^Karaoke with $3 Kirin Drafts, $4 Sapporos,and $5 specialty drinks

*Martini Ranch

^Girls-only event Friday night from 9 to 11 PM with free makeup touchups by Nikki Lawson of Nolani G. 

^Women can drink $3 Three Olives Vodka Cocktails all night

^DJ Michael spins hip-hop and R&B

^Men can get in at 10:30 PM if they get bottle service


^Saturday Night Strip

^Dancers, 4,000 lights, drinks specials, and music spun by DJs MCB and Swerve


Weekend Sports Corner

-Arizona Cardinals take on the Carolina Panthers Saturday Night

-Phoenix Coyotes vs Dallas Stars 7:00 PM at Jobing.com Arena on Saturday

-Suns vs Dallas Mavericks at home on Friday night and away verse LA Clippers  on Sunday


Weekend Activities 

~The Scottsdale Arts District's Mimosa Sunday featuring 24 galleries in Old Town hosting a relaxed visit to the local art galleries from 12 to 4 PM http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com

~Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction starts Sunday January 11th from 8AM to 5 PM and runs 8 AM to 3 PM on Monday

~The Sound of Music at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theater Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM

~Disney's the Lion King at ASU Gammage 

~Bride Wars starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway comes out Friday along with the scary movie The Unborn starring Odette Yustman and Meagan Good

Thursday, January 8, 2009

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln


~Thirsty Thursday~

Is Thursday becoming the new Saturday?  It might very well be...


Looking for some Thursday fun...?

Old Town

-Divine Lounge at Hotel Indigo with live music from PHEED performing your favorite songs; $5 Martinis and $5 House wines during the performance-Such a great way to start off the evening; walking distance to all the bars!

-Mint Thursdays at Six Lounge featuring world class entertainment by DJ Masta Monk; early arrival suggested  

-Voodoo Lounge Dance club features DJ Excell

-Happy hour at Wildfish Seafood on Camelback with $5 martinis and various wine, beer, and food specials

-Check out the Bungalow Bar & Grill for a laid back evening with great food and happy hour specials 

North Scottsdale

-Buffalo Wild Wing's boneless wing night

-Barcelona Nightclub, voted one of the best in the valley, DJ and high energy dance music

-Boneless Thursday's at Native New Yorker with 50 cent boneless wings and various drink specials 

-Happy hour at Maloney's Tavern and $2 Bud Light Pints and $4 Bud Light Liters all night


Places to watch the Cardinals for their big game against the Panthers Saturday Night...

-Old Town: Divine Lounge at Hotel Indigo

-Valleywide: Zipps Sports Grill which is known for it's delicious burgers, wings, and awesome drink specials

-North Scottsdale:Teakwood Tavern, Goldie's Sports Cafe, or Four Peaks Brewery

-Tempe: Four Peaks Brewery  

-Downtown: Coach and Willie's which is known for its fabulous wood-fire pizza 


*Catch the Phoenix Coyotes vs Tampa Bay hockey game tonight at 7 PM


Some of my Favorite Spots...

*For a Date

~The Melting Pot if you want to cook your own food and enjoy yummy fondue 

~Benihanas if your looking to celebrate a birthday or enjoy some entertainment during your dinner; Japanese Steakhouse 

~Blue Wasabi if your looking for an intimate atmosphere, sushi, and martinis

*To Watch Sports

~Zipps Sports Grill

~Goldie's Sports Cafe

-Both allow you to enjoy a sporting event or catch up with old friends 

*Dance club

~Axis Radius in Old Town; great spot for dancing, fun, and VIP


~Olive and Ivy for it's beautiful location and outside patio

~Divine Lounge for the outside bomb fire patio and it's intimate lounge setting


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