Bar Crudo

A short walk away from our place is one of the best happy hour spots in Phoenix. Crudo, an award-winning concept restaurant from chef Cullen Campbell, hardly needs an introduction as it has won multiple awards over the years and has been featured in countless media spots or “top restaurants of Phoenix” lists. The restaurant…

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Desert Botanical Garden

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henry Matisse Growing up, neither of us loved or even liked the desert. Evan always dreamed of living by the beach or in a huge metropolis (high rise living is still a dream, actually). And with most of my family living in Illinois,…

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Drawn to Dreamy Draw

We were a little late to the game discovering how amazing Piestewa Peak and the surrounding hiking trails are. Our friends, Tim and Danika, took us there in Spring of last year – the desert flowers were blossoming, the winding trails provided you with endless possibilities for exploring, and the weather was pretty fine too.…

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The State Fair

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” – Randy Pausch The state fair makes the list of things we need to do come every Autumn. It wasn’t always this way though, at least not for Evan. The fair had always given Evan the creeps, but I grew up loving it. The games, the rides,…

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Arizona Restaurant Week

  Arizona’s Restaurant Week is upon us! From today until September 24th, restaurants around the Valley will be offering thoughtfully curated courses and pairings at discounted prices. Last year, we used the opportunity to try a new restaurant with friends, and it was such a fun experience! We’re hoping to do the same this year (and…

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Beadle Box

We’re blessed to live in our favorite area of Phoenix. To us, Arcadia and Arcadia Lite are comprised of the perfect blend of old and new. Old neighborhoods with charming and unique homes, well-established restaurants and coffee shops, and proximity to dozens of things to do both downtown and around the Valley. On the newer…

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