2012 Trends on ABC15 Sonoran Living Live
By Amanda Ghezzi-Rumore • Jan 18th, 2012 • Category: ABC 15 Sonoran Living Live • Print This Post
Today we’re on ABC15 Sonoran Living Live talking about Trends in the Valley; 2012.
Breakfast has become cool. Whether you think back to the “Beer and Bagels” days of college of a more sophisticated “Sex and the City” glam brunch, many breakfast shops in the Valley have stepped it up and many restaurants in the Valley have added breakfast to their menus.
One of my favorites is Bungalow Bar and Grill in Old Town Scottsdale. They’ve always had exceptional food and now, during football season and Spring Training time, they have weekend breakfast. From breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches (the croissants are the best in town) pancakes and a long list of specialty omelets, they have it all. I’m also a fan of their Bloody Mary Bar. The staff is available to give you tips and suggestions, but you make it yourself. It’s the first Bloody Mary I’ve every loved.
For more information visit www.bungalowbarandgrill.com.
Sushi is still a staple in the Valley. It’s also a more calorie-conscious meal, perfect to mix eating out with our healthy New Year lifestyle. This year we are finding that patrons are looking for more innovative sushi menus and a more personal experience. There is a Sushi restaurant within every mile of the Valley but we’re sick of seeing identical menus at every restaurant.
Blue Wasabi, with locations in Gilbert and Scottsdale, has taken sushi to the next level. They offer exceptional customer experiences. I love the IPAD menu’s. Every item on the menu is accompanied by a bright detailed photo so you know exactly what to expect. You can also jump on twitter, facebook or surf the web while you wait.
The food is unbelievable. I’ve had veggie sushi rolls in a hundred restaurants but this was the only one that was memorable. Spicy Rockin’ Shrimp Tempura is a specialty and roll options like Badda Bing, Get Clucked and Chuck Norris are fun and delicious. They also have a special menu where anyone can create their own sushi rolls. The exceptional ones even get added to the menu.
For more information visit www.bluewasabisushi.com.
It’s always exciting to fill a new calendar with events. And from the New Year to Spring-time, the Valley has many renowned events.
The first big event of the year is Barrett Jackson. It’s a national event held in Scottsdale. Its mantra of “Something for Everyone,” is the truth. Of course they have amazingly sexy cars – I do suggest experiencing the thrill of the actual auction.
The Barrett Jackson Lifestyle Pavilion is where many events and parties are held. Jordin Sparks entertained last night, tonight is a Celebrity Martini Mix-Off, tomorrow is the Dress for Success Style Fashion Show, all week they have Spa services from 20 Lounge & Massage Envy and so much more.
Tickets are extremely reasonable. It goes through Sunday. For more information visit www.barrett-jackson.com.
Many of us have personal goals to look or feel better, a new year can mean a new you. We have tips to get you glam in a short amount of time.
Although it’s winter, we already have spring on the brain. A great way to look refreshed is an airbrush tan. You have to be careful, not all tans are created equal! Mozaik Skin and Body in Scottsdale has been helping me glow for some time. Natalie is a pro; she chooses the most complimenting color and expertly sprays, never streaking or leaving you orange. She also has great tips on how to keep that sun-kissed look for maximized time. Luckily I now live much closer, but even when I lived in Ahwatukee Foothills I drove to Mozaik in North Scottsdale for my perfect tan. For more information visit www.mozaikskin.com.
Next, Blow Dry Bars have become all the rage in town. I’ve become obsessed – a perfect way to get glam in an instant for a very reasonable price. I tried Primp and Blow for the first time on New Years Eve and was amazed with my look. In with a baseball cap and oversized shades and out looking, and feeling, red carpet ready. I even got hit on at the gas station (still in sweats.) The energetic ambiance and exceptional staff welcomes women of all ages. It’s like you have a personal stylist waiting for you at Primp and Blow. A blow dry and make-up application is only $60 and you can be done within an hour. They can do hair extensions, add eye-lashes. Whatever you want, they deliver. I know women who visit them before an event, special date – even big meetings or interviews. After your first visit I promise you won’t imagine life without them.