Monday, April 13, 2015

Downtown Strolling!

This weekend John and I participated in the Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals Downtown Stroll.  Our good friends are on the planning committee for the organization and invited John and me to join them - and it was such great fun!

There were 9 participating restaurants with food, drinks and a live band at each location.  
The weather was lovely (the high was only 82!) and it was really cool to be able to try out several different restaurants that we may not have normally tried.

John works in downtown Phoenix, so he is pretty familiar with the area, but I never really get a chance to get down there and I enjoyed having a reason to spend a bit of time exploring.  
I was quite impressed with the turn out - about 600 tickets were sold!

The live music was everything from classical to bluegrass.  
And as long as you went to 5 of the 9 locations, you received a voucher for the Phoenix Symphony.

I've been spinning 3-4 times/week for the last couple months, and I finally treated myself to my first pair of clip-ins! Hollaaa for our REI dividends!  Spinning is such a great and efficient workout - highly recommend to someone who has never tried!

 And while I've been busy spinning, John joined a climbing gym. It's great because although John has been to a few spin classes with me, it really isn't his thing (shocking, I know), so he is able to exercise doing something he enjoys when I'm out doing something that I really enjoy!

I've been to climbing gyms before, and every time I am severely put to shame by little 3rd graders who can climb like legit monkeys... I swear, they are absolutely fearless and just dangle around weightlessly!

 If you ask me, there is nothing better than an at home manicure that doesn't end in smudges - and this weekend, I was able to sit still long enough to accomplish that... bam!!

Sunday afternoon, John and I took a mini hike in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.  
We had only been there one other time, and it's pretty great!  
There isn't much shade, so a nice breeze is completely necessary, but only being 5 minutes from our house, it's pretty tough to pass up the convenience!

And along with all of the great weather comes grilling and patio dwelling... I am certainly not complaining - we are soaking up all that we can before it gets too hot!


  1. Hello Mem

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  2. That symphony events sounds fantastic...I love all food/beverage walk events, and throwing in live music makes it even more fun! Happy Monday :)

  3. Y'all have to live in one of the best towns! It seems like you're always doing something fun. It looks like y'all had another blast of a weekend. I've been wanting to take spin classes, but my gym is too small. When I move in August I plan on joining a new gym & taking some spin classes. Also, those camo leggings?! where are they from...T would flip if he saw me in those. You're nails look awesome; it's always an accomplishment when they can dry before getting smudged!

  4. That downtown stroll sounds like so much fun! A great way to get out and explore and enjoy the nice weather! I don't know how it's possible but I never bought a pair of clip ins even though I was doing spinning twice a week for like 2 years haha! I feel like they make a huge difference though. Glad you had a great weekend!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. So fun!! I love that you have become a spinning regular, I'm impressed...the few I've been to have always been killer! Glad you had such a nice weekend!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!! I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself. :-) I hope that you have a lovely day today too! :-)

  7. I've always wanted to try spinning classes! So neat!!! That downtown stroll sounds like a blast! What a fun way to try new things :) I've been DYING to go rock climbing and need to just ask Caleb to go a me already!! ;)

  8. That downtown stroll looks like so much fun, love events like that. And LOVE spinning! I haven't been in so long though, and never got the clips for my shoes. I'm sure they make a big difference though, because my feet would slip every once in a while which wasn't good for business :-P

    Have a fabulous week!

  9. That nail polish is so pretty! Is it a gel? The kind that last for so long?

  10. Looks like a super fun weekend!! The symphony walk looked like so much fun! I'm always embarrassed at the rock wall because I get scared of heights and the last time I tried to stretch too far and pulled a muscle in my leg...

  11. Looks like y'all had a great weekend! And love that polish!
    xo Southern Style

  12. Loving that perfect nail polish color for spring! There is always something fun going on where you are and this was no exception. I don't know how I feel about the rock climbing wall (zero upper body strength here hah) but it looks fun!

  13. The stroll sounds like such a fun event! It’s great that you both found workouts that you both love – that’s the best! You guys always have the best hikes – I’m so jealous! I can’t wait until it’s patio/grill time here.. almost!

  14. The stroll sounds like a blast. It's kinda funny because I talked to my aunt yesterday who lives right downtown Phoenix and she was telling me about it. Then, I read it on your blog! :)

  15. That sounds like a really cool event! You guys are always getting out and exploring your city. Love that nail color - waiting is the hardest part of doing your own nails isn't it?! Hope you had a good start to your week lady!

  16. Climbing those rock walls is so fun (and great for the upper body). And I need to get back into spinning.. will DEF be doing that before the wedding :)

  17. Ya'll are the absolute cutest! Love the nail color. So wish we had a hiking location close by! And props to the clip ons! You're official now!

  18. That downtown stroll sounds like it would have been so much fun, what a cool event. You guys always pack so much fun stuff into your weekends!

  19. I am loving your nail color! And the Downtown Music Stroll looks amazing, what a fun event! Xo, Stephanie


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