Monday, February 27, 2012

Visiting Arizona

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So our overall consensus is that we really liked Scottsdale! We stayed at the Double Tree Inn and it was a really cute area. Since we were in town for Jason & Erica's wedding - we knew we had to get in touch with Paul & Bailey who you might remember from Brandon's swearing-in ceremony. They took us to an adorable wine bar/restaurant named Postino that is famous for their Bruschetta.
 Twinkle lights will win me over every time.
I was not kidding about the bruschetta. We each chose a different kind and then shared them. There was prosciutto with figs, apple & brie, caprese and one with bacon. I am so glad that we shared or I never would have tried some of these! Figs? Do I even like figs? I'm such a creature of habit. It turns out I do like figs on bruschetta! There is a reason this place has such a good reputation. They were all delicious.
Afterwards we walked to a little gift shop/bakery/coffee shop next door and had some fun looking at all the trinkets. Then it was back to our hotel room to hang out. Every time we get together with Paul & Bailey, Brandon and I throw a pity party about how we don't live closer to them.
 I wanted to buy this sweet doggy wall art...
Oh, and P.S., as some of you might have seen on Facebook, Brandon announced there would be a surprise during our trip home. It turned out to be a place called Date Shakes, where they are famous for their date flavored shakes. I know, right? I was slightly mortified when I realized he intended for us to order one, and even more mortified when he said he was ordering the Cactus flavored milkshake and I was ordering the date shake. He coerced me by mentioning it would be "blog material" if nothing else. True.
 There was a line out the door at this place, which is usually a good sign.
 So my overall opinion would be this: the date shake was decent. It tasted like an artificial chocolate shake.
 The cactus shake was sweet with a kick...and it was pink, which was alarming.

I'm glad we tried it, mainly so I can tell people I've had a cactus shake. 
How very Arizona of us, right? 

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27 comments:

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

How could I not want a milkshake after reading this? Oh Im starving now! Looks like y'all had a great time! Scottsdale is a place I'd really like to visit. Those twinkling lights in the restaraunt picture are so pretty!

Kelly . said...

I'm glad you enjoyed AZ. I used to live a block from Postino for 5 years...love that little neighborhood!

Valerie Griffin said...

great pics! looks like so much fun!

ciaobella said...

Looks like so much fun!

Ash said...

i've been wanting to try a date shake for awhile- i know theres a place in palm springs that's famous for them... but a cactus shake?! sign me up!

hehe next time you are there, you have to check out Lee's ice cream- it's alcohol infused/flavored ice cream.. sooo, jack daniels, coconut rum, etc..

you will LOVE it (:

Anne588 said...

I would love to try one of those milkshakes. Until then I'll drink a few mor with Bounty flavor...

jessica said...

Okay, I think I'm definitely craving a shake now. But maybe not a cactus one, haha. :) I love those lolipops!!!

Michelle said...

Looks like you had a great time! I've always wanted to visit Arizona. I'm captivated by the desert. The most I've seen of Arizona is out the windows of the Phoenix airport. The catcus shake looks so good! I actually tried cactus juice in Mexico and loved it! Not at all what I expected.

Have a great Monday, girl!

Ruthie Hart said...

Fun fun weekend Amira! I have heard wonderful things about Scottsdale :-)

Krista Lynn said...

Looks like such a fun time!! Cactus shake? I'd be skeptical too, but glad it turned out yummy!

Melu103 said...

omg cactus shake!
thats crazy lol

the picture with the lip
lollipops is hilarious ♥



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Ashley Slater said...

how adventurous of you to try those shakes! crazy! glad you had fun, your food pictures are making me sooooo hungry! Glad you liked AZ!

xo,
ashley

Jenn @ PSP said...

Arizona sounds like fun! Mmm bruschetta. I would love to try that place. Of course, I have no plans of visiting Arizona any time soon ; ) Date and cactus shakes - you are a brave one, girl!

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lori said...

absolutely gorgeous pictures! i love that first one. so simple and beautiful!

Meg {henninglove} said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend. white christmas lights gets me every time too. and ooh i might stay away from a date shake i have never been a fan of dates

V.V. Gonz said...

this post is making me hungry!

Daisy said...

This really makes me want a shake but I don;t know about a catus one. This looks like such a fun double date! I like hanging out with friends :)

Cheryl said...

great pics! sounds like a lot of fun! :)

Earl-Leigh said...

cactus shake? i'm intrigued.

Emily said...

It looks like a great trip!

Funny enough, your pictures of Postino's reminded me that I've been there before too! I totally forgot about that.

And I would be more than a little put off by a date shake.

Allie said...

sounds like a great weekend in arizona! especially with all that food around! I mean I want me some milkshakes and bruschetta...not at the same time...i think that would be an odd combination haha. I love the combination of apple, brie and sweet fig! I usually just put it all together with french bread or raisin bread and it makes a great breakfast sandwich! Especially if you toast it and the brie melts into everything...sooo good! anyway I'm glad you had fun this weekend and even tried something new like those milkshakes on the way! I don't think I could ever try...granted because I'm not a fan of dates.

Allison said...

I love that your husband convinced you with the blog material line...my husband has said the same thing. They know us well. :) Looks like a great trip!!!!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

How was the cactus shake?? I've had cactus in an omelette before, but it kind of blended right in.

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Jenn said...

I don't live far from Scottsdale...I am just east of there. I drive through Dateland everytime I head to Yuma to visit my parents. I have never stopped to try the date shakes though. My mom on the other hand loves them :)

Jane said...

Ahh that looks like such a fun trip! I love it. Those shakes look great!! Scottsdale really is such a cute little town.

Jenna said...

I love bruschetta, especially when it's shared amongst friends, glad you guys got to make the trip out for the wedding!

This is the first time I've ever heard about (or even imagined) date and cactus flavored shakes. Sounds interesting ;) You're brave!

xxx
Jenna

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