I love to cook but honestly, I’m just not that great at it. My two worlds collided on this day when one of my very favorite restaurants taught me to cook their signature meal!
We are still pretty much burning up over here in Phoenix these days. Hopefully it will cool down soon for fall, but in the meantime we have recently found another way to keep cool.
Our last Bumble event at The Bar Method was so fun! I absolutely love whenever I get the chance to mix two of my favorite things: fitness and networking. Our BumbleBFF events are always a blast but this one was extra amazing because we got to partner with one of my favorite bar studios, The Bar Method.
This is extremely unfortunate and unprecedented, but Bumble and I will need to cancel the Bumble BFF event planned for tomorrow at Art of Ice Cream. Bumble and I were so excited to host you, and this was going to be the biggest event that we have hosted in Phoenix since we started planning networking events - over 160 of you RSVP'ed for this event! I know that this cancellation is coming at the last minute and we are just as surprised as you probably are, therefore I felt you were all owed a short explanation.
Art of Ice Cream approached me and my team about hosting an event for Bumble in April, and since then we have been in constant communication with the team at Art of Ice Cream. The event, like all of our Bumble events, was designed to be a mutually beneficial partnership between Bumble and a premiere local business and clearly communicated as such to Art of Ice Cream. The idea is to bring awareness to both the local business and Bumble, allowing many of you to network and take full advantage of what we collectively bring together - a perfect match! Disappointingly, Art of Ice Cream notified me today (the day before the event) that they were no longer able to host our event...unless we paid them an outrageous event fee. The first we are hearing of this. Not only were we disappointed about the fee, but we were upset about the timing of this news, which left us with no time to find another partner.
We understand many of you had made plans to attend tomorrow and were probably just as excited as we were. We hope that you will continue to support Bumble and consider attending any and all of our future events here in Phoenix, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. And we will be making this up event up to you in the very near future.
Our latest Bumble event took place at our local barre3 where we got to celebrate the launch of barre3 Anywhere. Barre3 Anywhere is a new and FREE 28-day program that consists of 10-minute do anywhere daily workouts, weekly equipment-free workout plans, live streaming workout sessions, giveaways and more!
As usual, I’ve been pretty busy lately. My days are maxed out with work and appointments --- being an expecting mom can be EXHAUSTING to say the least. My due date is right around the corner and of course Phoenix is heating up v. quickly… which just makes the days tougher. I have definitely been in desperate need of a break and some relaxation and I knew there were some other mom’s in my line of business who needed that too, so my latest Bumble event could not have come at a better time.
As many of you may know, my last baby shower has now come and gone. It has been so fun getting to celebrate the upcoming arrival of our little girl with friends and family. Our last baby shower took place here in Phoenix and it was hosted by my sweet friends: Jess, McKenna and Bethany. They put together the best day. We had the yummiest food, the cutest drinks and my entire Phoenix fam was there to help me celebrate!
One of the things I love most about Bumble is that they are all about helping people make connections. Whether you’re looking for a date, a friend or a business partner, Bumble has your back because they understand how important making real life connections really is. I also love that Bumble encourages getting involved in your community and giving back. This is why I was so excited to bring Bumble along to the Pearce Family Foundation, 4th annual Runway of Hope where we got to mingle for a good cause.
Champagne, cheese, and a workout? You really can have it all! I am talking about my recent partnership with BumbleBizz and The Body Lab hosting an invigorating, conversation starting, and overall lively evening. The Body Lab is known for their intense and exciting pilates classes, taught by amazing and well informed instructors.
Hey guys! I’m excited to announce that Bumble has done it again and they are releasing a new part of their app called Bumble Bizz. Bumble Bizz specializes in allowing users to make business connections. I think this is so cool, especially because Bizz is staying true to Bumble’s roots. Just like the dating service Bumble offers, women make the first move. Bumble is continuing to put women in the power seat.
My Bumble girls and I recently had the opportunity to have a weekend staycay at Hotel Valley Ho and it was the BEST. I love that Bumble brings us together for super fun events like this one. My favorite thing about BumbleBFF is how much emphasis they put on harvesting friendships. It’s hard to find time in my busy schedule to really give each of my friendships the attention and quality time that they deserve, but BumbleBFF has really helped me with this! I really do love getting to spend quality time with my friends at our events, and our Bumble x Hotel Valley Ho staycay was definitely one for the books.
I recently partnered with BumbleBFF and Hotel Valley Ho to host a girls staycation in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a part of the staycation Hotel Valley Ho hosted us for a dinner and brunch over the course of our stay at their restaurant, ZuZu. Which offers a modern twist on classic fare. The restaurant had such a nice ambiance that features live music on Friday and Saturday evenings that gave all the good vibes throughout the night.
Recently I was invited to attend an event at The Graduate Hotel in Tempe, Arizona; the college town of Arizona State University. This boutique hotel captures the charm and vibrancy of this young and fun college town and is located right across the street of ASU and within perfect walking distance of all the action located in downtown Tempe.
Phoenix Fashion Week is the largest fashion event in the Southwest! The first Phoenix Fashion Week event of 2017 concluded on Friday night, and it was SO exciting to meet contestants who are in the running to be awarded designer of the year and model of the year! Every year, designers and models undergo rigorous challenges to be casted into this competition, and are narrowed down to fifteen emerging designers, and forty prestigious models! Who will win the ultimate title of designer and model of 2017?
Hey everyone! In case you haven't heard, I recently took on a role with Bumble & BumbleBFF as their Phoenix Bumble Queen Bee! This is SO exciting because BumbleBFF stands for so much that I believe in. They are all about women empowering other women and helping women build a hive of ladies to take over the world!
This past weekend we made a little trip out to Tucson for some of the world's best Mexican food. We let the JW Marriott Starr Pass spoil us a little, and we stuffed ourself every hour on the hour with delicious food!
Did you know thatTucson is home to the most authentic Mexican food north of the border?? Most of these restaurants are found found within a 23-mile area that includes the City of South Tucson, downtown and lower midtown. At these restaurants (many are actually family-owned and decades old) the settings are casual and ingredients are fresh. And most have been around a VERY long time.
Yesterday I attended a fabulous (by any foodie standards) event at the JW Marriott Resort. It's literally just a couple of miles from my home, but it feels like a vacation the minute you pull up.
The event was held outside at Bar 1936 and then later taken inside to a private dining room inside Lincoln. Lincoln is known for its locally-sourced, modern cuisine while Bar 1936 is know for its uniquely crafted cocktails and sharable, tapas-style plates.