How many of you have clothes in your closet that you’ve had for years but haven’t worn in the last year? I’m definitely guilty of this. I still have clothes that I’ve had since college (over 5 years now) that no longer fit and I haven’t touched since, thinking that I may need it one day. Recently, I’ve been cleaning out my closet and selling everything on Poshmark or at a local consignment store. Those shoes that I’ve worn once because they hurt my feet? Sold. Those shorts that are way too big on me? Sold. That dress I wore to formal once but haven’t worn since? Goodbye.
I first discovered Poshmark when I was looking for a pair of shoes that I had in black. I had bought them a few years ago and did a Google search hoping to find something similar. I came across the exact pair I wanted in my size on Poshmark. Even better, they were only $11! Not only can you sell your clothes on Poshmark, you can buy items that you missed out on or search for gently used clothing. For example, I recently purchased a pair of super cute Joe’s Jeans shorts for $25 with shipping and a Nike 3/4 Thermal Zip I almost bought at the store for $18.
Camelback Mountain is probably one of the most popular hikes in the greater Phoenix area. Almost 6 years ago, a few of us decided to hike Camelback Mountain (the Echo Canyon trail) in the middle of the day in July. I think this may have been my first time hiking and I was not prepared. I had one water bottle with me, which I easily went through before the half-way point. I struggled and had to stop and wait for my friends. Since then, I have sworn off hiking Camelback.
Fast forward 6 years, I love hiking and try to go as often as possible. I also go to HIIT workout classes 5 times a week and have been in the best shape of my life. I finally decided it was time for me to conquer Camelback Mountain… it was now or never! Anna and I had a good pace going the whole time although my legs definitely felt like spaghetti towards the end. The 360° view of the Valley from the summit is unbeatable and totally worth it.
The wait is over. Sushi burritos are now in Arizona! Ever since I had my first sushi burrito in D.C., I’ve been hooked. Sadly, there was no where in Arizona that had them. It seems like Arizona is always behind on the food-trend scene but better late then never, right? While there have been numerous poke shops opening up around the Valley in the last year, I have a feeling I’ll be back here, even though it’s not that close to me. Pokitrition is located in Chandler right off of the 101. I went to their grand opening yesterday and it was a breeze to get there from Scottsdale.
The wait was about 2 hours, but it was totally worth it. I had the salmon and marinated tuna and the texture and taste were spot on. It wasn’t fishy at all and it melts in your mouth. You can tell it’s fresh and the best part is the price is very in-line with other poke places. I’ve tried another poke place in Scottsdale before and the quality doesn’t come close. I thought I’d have to wait until I go to LA to get good poke, but not anymore!
During our return trip back from Death Valley National Park to the Seven Magic Mountains, we stopped in Vegas’ Chinatown for dessert in lieu of lunch. We got to Sweets Raku 10 minutes before they opened, which was at the perfect time as there was a small group waiting before us and a lot more people who got in line after us. Sweets Raku opened promptly at noon on Sunday and we were excited to file in. We were given the option of sitting at the bar or at a table, and we opted for the bar. The bar seemed to be the more popular option as you get to watch the desserts get made right in front of you.
The restaurant is very intimate. Including the small bar area, it can probably seat about 25 people. While they do have a small lunch menu, we were there for their Japanese French style desserts. Tyler and I both got the Sweets Raku Dessert Set which is a 2-course dessert that includes an amuse and a main dessert of your choice. It was a hard decision, we ended up ordering the Mars and the Mount Fuji.
If you’re on Insta, you’ve probably seen photos of people in front of large colorful boulders. This is Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, a public art installation located about ten miles south of Las Vegas. The exhibition openedMay 11, 2016 and will be on view for two years.
The road to get there is really easy and there are even signs pointing you in the right direction. We had no problems finding it with a GPS and as you’re getting close, you can’t miss these large boulders that stand more than thirty feet high. It’s definitely worth the trip if you’re in Vegas.