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Get fashionable at these Downtown Tempe boutique shops 

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness definitely didn’t go shopping in Downtown Tempe. I always find something cute and affordable, whether I am shopping for something causal, a party or for work. Downtown Tempe is one of the best places to shop in the Valley. With over 100 restaurants, business and shops, there’s a little […]

Fun and Unique Vintage Stores in Tempe

On the hunt for that perfect, unique one-of-a-kind shirt, necklace or lamp? Or maybe you’re tired of seeing yourself coming and going because everyone you know shops at the same stores where you shop? Look no further than one of the many vintage stores in Tempe! I like to take my time when exploring vintage […]

Health and Fitness Options in Tempe, AZ

Good health is something that we all need to thrive and grow personally and professionally. When I think about health, I think of three basic components—fitness, relaxation and nutrition. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve your personal fitness in Tempe, AZ. Here are just a few of our favorite places to get active […]

Save a buck this summer at these Tempe restaurants

Summer is a fantastic season to eat out in Tempe. Why, you ask? The crowds thin out in the summer, so you have a shorter wait, or no wait at all, at most restaurants. Also, there are lots of good deals to be had! And what is better than enjoying a yummy meal out, while saving […]

Try these new Tempe Marketplace restaurants

With all the changes happening lately in Tempe, it can be hard to keep up with all the news. We’ve seen a lot of restaurants that have opened recently, including Postino Annex, Snooze and Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe. Tempe Marketplace has also added new restaurants to their mix. In addition to favorites such […]

How to Survive the Arizona Summer in Tempe

Since summers can get pretty hot here in Arizona, now is a the perfect time to put together a list of go-to activities to keep cool this summer in Tempe. So, here it is, my official list of how to survive the Arizona summer in Tempe: 1) Cool off at one of Tempe’s splash pads. […]

Refreshing Tempe Summer Drinks

Summertime, known as the time of year where seat belt burns can almost send you to the hospital, phones won’t function because they go into cool down mode and stepping out barefoot feels like doing a fire dance on a bed of hot charcoals. Those local to the Tempe area know how important it is to […]

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Downtown Tempe

I think it’s fair to say that most people enjoy having a snack every once in a while. I’ll admit, I love snacking, and am always looking for something to nosh on. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so more often than not; I’m heading straight for the cookies or candy rather than […]

Tempe Marketplace Chalk Art Festival

Chalk and sidewalks are as artistically compatible as paint and canvas or pen and paper.  Give me some sticks of chalk and a sidewalk and I’m an artist! Not really, but I do like to attempt a few scribbles when the opportunity presents itself. It’s even better to watch real artists creating masterpieces with chalk […]

Find the perfect pancakes in Tempe

There’s nothing quite like a warm delicious stack of pancakes to give your morning a glow. That’s how I’ve always felt anyway! I like them crispy on the outside and soft in the middle – pancake perfection. Here’s my short list of the best pancakes in Tempe – feel free to enjoy them all – I have. […]

Tempe brewery and distillery tours

Have you ever thought about what it takes to make your favorite adult beverage? Tempe brewery and distillery tours give you the chance to learn a lot more about what happens before your craft brew or bourbon hits the glass. Both Four Peaks Brewing Company and Arizona Distilling Company offer behind the scene tours of their Tempe […]

Enjoy Tempe restaurants on the “new” University Dr.

The City of Tempe is growing by leaps and bounds. As you drive down Rio Salado Pkwy., you can’t help but notice cranes everywhere. Tempe is booming right now. But not all the construction is about bringing in something brand new or building up towards the sky. Over the last couple of months, Tempe has […]

Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden

One of my  favorite  holiday events here in the beautiful Sonoran Desert  is Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden. It’s a beautiful Southwestern holiday tradition that’s been taking place for 37 years. The Garden’s lovely paths will be aglow with more than 8,000 lit luminaire bags and the trees will sparkle with thousands […]

The Best Things to Do in Tempe are Free

Who doesn’t love a freebee, a twofer, a bargain? Lucky for you, Tempe has everything from world class museums to live entertainment to outdoor activities, and best of all it’s free. Here’s a list of things to do in Tempe that won’t make you break the bank! Museums, Galleries and Performances Check out the renowned […]

Tempe fall fun starts with bicycles and beer

We thought it would be a great idea to write a blog about bikes and beer. We asked our friend Cristopher Matthews, a local beer and bicycle lover, to write a blog for us because these happen to be two of his favorite hobbies. Be sure to follow him on Twitter here. Navigating the Valley […]