Want some color in your parched yard or barren windowsill flower box but don’t want to purchase from a commonplace conglomeration? Search no further. DIG IT Urban Gardens and Nursery celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, October 3, and it aims to be the go-to place for all of your gardening goodies.
Celebrate the third annual International Day of the Girl with sweets, champagne and shopping. The Girls Rule! Foundation, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit, is uniting with jewelry shop Kendra Scott to girl-power holiday. Mothers and daughters are welcome to attend “Mimosas, Sweets and Shopping” October 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at either the Scottsdale or Tucson Kendra Scott locations.
New Belgium Brewing’s annual Tour de Fat brings brews and bikes together for a community-oriented event that’s one part family festival, one part New Orleans street bash. Each stop in the 10-city tour starts with a cycling parade through the city, featuring participants decked out in costumes as wild and outrageous as a Mardi Gras float.
The “New Old West” town of Rawhide is like an old English limerick checklist for a wedding, but with a lot of dust and gun smoke thrown in and minus the “sixpence in the shoe”: there’s something old (the stunning 1887 dark-wood dome leading into the steakhouse saloon, boasting brilliantly gilded stained glass panels depicting ornate shapes and shiny violet tulips); something new (the steakhouse menu and theme park hours); something borrowed (like maybe money for a cab, after drinking too much in said saloon) and something blue (the dark, old-timey jeans on the Rawhide cowboys). It really is the perfect marriage of family-fun in the sun (consider a hat and sunscreen) and Wild West drama and tchotchke shopping.
Here are the top five reasons to hitch your Hyundai to the dirt-lot posts at Rawhide:
If you want to get a different look at Downtown Phoenix, check out Meet Me Downtown, a free weekly 3- to 5-mile walk/run that takes participants from the CityScape development and winds through the city center, showcasing points of interest along the way. Register from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at The Corner at CityScape (50 W. Jefferson St.), pick up a map and venture out onto the streets of Phoenix.
Hold onto your blush brushes, ladies. Arizona's first full-service makeup bar opened last week in Old Town Scottsdale, providing Valley women with a luxe, personalized makeup experience beyond the department store cosmetics counter.
Bruce Munro literally sheds light on life and art, and each one's imitations of the other. The British artist uses a menagerie of reflective raw materials, LED lights and projectors to create installations that evoke an image or idea. To wit: His “Field of Light” installation (which he'll bring to Desert Botanical Garden this fall) utilizes 4,500 frosted glass spheres connected by illuminated optical fiber to create the after-dark illusion of a field of flowers blooming brightly in a breeze.
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