Picture Perfect Day

Yesterday I spent the day with my Frissy aka Robin/Gotham Girl…


and oh, what fun we had…

My daughter, Shantel, was out of school yesterday for President’s Day, and she asked me if I would take her to her BFF Jaz’s house so the two of them could spend the day together. Jaz just happens to live just down the street from The Farm at South Mountain, which was one of the destinations Frissy and I agreed we wanted to visit during our day together.

The Farm at South Mountain is located between Baseline and Southern off 32nd street in Phoenix. It features farm to table dining and is a combination kitchen, café, restaurant, and wine bar. The farm also has a healing therapy center, antique store, as well as yoga classes, garden growing classes, and even free big band in the grove swing dances are held on the grounds at the farm. And the farm grounds are absolutely beautiful..


Just look at this beautiful cauliflower..


The gardens are so well maintained, and I just love the whimsical look featuring real headboard’s at the head of the “vegetable beds.” How cute is that?


Everywhere you look there is something special to see. 🙂


If you look on The Farm at South Mountain’s website, it says “Born from an ancient riverbed that blessed the grounds with naturally rich soil, the farm’s vision of sustainability was originally conceived by Dwight Heard (benefactor of the Heard Museum) in the early 1920’s. He acquired a large parcel of land and then subdivided the property into two-acre parcels that he sold for the whopping sum of $1,150 with the distinct purpose of promoting self-sufficiency. Heard offered a cow and fifty chickens with each purchase…” Imagine getting a deal like that today.. 🙂

Both Frissy and I have eaten delicious lunches at the farm several times, but yesterday Frissy had a real hankering for some fish tacos, from Guedo’s Cantina Grille, another favorite lunch spot of ours. So, after we soaked up all the farm fun… Frissy and I headed back to Chandler with the intention of scoring some of Guedo’s fish tacos…both mine and Frissy’s mouths were all poised and set for those special tacos…but it was not meant to be. When we arrived at Guedo’s, they were CLOSED!!! Oh no!!! What to do now??

We decided we would head over to One Wing Boutique, a one of a kind boutique in the heart of Chandler. Both Frissy and I can spend hours looking through this adorable little shop… After we looked, touched, and some purchase’s were made, Frissy and I decided we would walk over the an Irish Pub in the same strip mall for lunch. We ate lunch outside enjoying the beautiful weather we are blessed with here in Arizona.

After lunch, Frissy and I went to our all time favorite place to spend time together… The Merchant Square Antique Market Place in Chandler… OMG, I kid you not, anyone could easily spend the entire day in this place and not see it all… If you love one of a kind, vintage/antique treasures like Frissy and I do…, you will think you are in vintage/antique heaven at this place. 🙂 After a couple of hours there, we headed back to my house for a little happy hour fun.. My husband, Bill, aka Frissy’s Bro, and my daughter, Shantel, arrived home just behind us. We all sat in the kitchen and talked about our day.. and it was the perfect ending to a “picture perfect day..”

Whenever Frissy and I get together it is sheer joy! Thank you Frissy for being who you are, and for being my Frissy forever! For all you do…This one is for you.. I


Stay Tuned!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 23:43:01

    We always have so much fun, don’t we! It’s so great when you have a friendship you can share…really share. Thank you for that! Love us! xoxo


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 00:18:55

    Beautiful place there in Chandler and around Arizona. Sounds like you had a terrific day and enjoyed all the beautiful pictures.


  3. katsbynp
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 02:03:48

    Sounds like you two had a wonderful day. Nothing like doing special things with a very good friend on girls day out. Also thank you for sharing the pictures of the sun and warm weather. Great post. Thanks for sharing


    • beyondcinderella
      Feb 19, 2014 @ 14:50:36

      We did have fun, and because we don’t get to see each other as much as we would like, we treasure the time we do get together.. When you come out to visit, we will have some of that kind of fun too.. 🙂 Thanks Kathy


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