I cannot BELIEVE I have done such a poor job of updating this blog. I know I keep saying it, but I tell you, when you have a full-time job where you write and edit all day, there is hardly an ounce of creativity left in your little brain at night.
BUT, no more excuses. I’m back and have LOTS of fun updates on Southwestern Living!
First, I just want to take a second to tell you about how a long distance relationship makes you a more creative person and gives you a passion for finding fun, cheap things to do in whatever city you find yourself in. I’ve always been the kind of girl who likes to try new things on a budget, but when Chris and I started dating and only had a weekend together every 6 weeks or so, I wanted to make sure everything was PERFECT and FUN when I saw him. As I tried my hardest to show him how wonderful my city was (Boston at the time), I grew that much fonder of it and really got to know its ins and outs.
Now that we’re out here in Arizona together, brand new to everything, that spark for “getting to know” our city is back in full force! I love that after 2 months here, I can actually give suggestions to Arizona natives about fun things to do and see!
So for a re-cap and advice on ways to take advantage of this fabulous city of Scottsdale, we have:
Stand Up Scottsdale is a comedy club on 5th Ave in Old Town Scottsdale. Convinced that Chris and I were going to have a Saturday night full of laughter, I did a search, found a venue, and off we went. And let me tell you- IT. WAS. HILARIOUS. Comedy Clubs can be hit or miss, but this place was great. There is a bar attached on one side of the club while you wait to be admitted and then the venue itself is intimate and energetic. Check it out!
2) We finally saw a show at the Gammage. West Side Story was last night (thank you to Chris’s mom for the tickets!!!!) and the theater is just beautiful. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it feels like you’re sitting right on Broadway. You must see a show here if you haven’t. But a warning- get there EARLY because parking can be SUPER difficult to find.
3) We were fortunate enough to go watch the Diamondbacks play at the super cool, indoor Chase stadium last Sunday and not only were the beer and hot dogs great, the Dbacks won and are headed to playoffs! We had awesome seats since the tickets were a gift, but if you sit higher up in the stands, the tickets are incredibly reasonable. I am still in awe that I watched a baseball game indoors with A/C.
That’s all for now… we’re hoping to take a little day trip up to Flagstaff for some fall foliage and relaxation this weekend so I’ll be back with more tips soon… and hopefully some great photos!
Lots of love on a TGIF kind of day…XO