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Celebrate Pioneer Day 2017

Pioneer Day is a special day in Utah where we remember  the arrival of Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.  We love this holiday that celebrates the pioneers and what strong people they were. Here’s a list of a few fun activities happening Monday. Happy Pioneer Day!

Days of ’47 Parade will take place downtown Salt Lake City beginning at 9:00 am. The parade begins at South Temple & State Street then runs East to 200 East. Then turns South to 900 South. Then turns East to 600. We have been going as long as we can remember and love it!

-Days of ’47 rodeo Monday, July 24 at the Utah State Fair Park, 7:00 pm.  This is the last day.

-Sunrise Service is a free event presented by the National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers. Gather at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 24th, at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The program will include wonderful music by the Saltx Lake City Institute combined choirs and an inspirational talk by Elder Kevin R Duncan of the seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

-This is the Place has some fun activities and a candy cannon to celebrate Pioneer Day.

-Storybrook Play Cafe will have Pioneer Day activities and crafts for little ones along with great food in their cafe. 1538 E. 3300 S. Salt Lake City.

-Salt Lake Bees will have a game on Pioneer Day followed by a firework show.

There are many awesome firework shows throughout Utah. Click here to see the list that KSL has compiled.

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Restaurants

Visit Bandits Grill and Bar Park City

Who needs a getaway type of date night this week?  I most defiantly do!  This week we are sharing one of our favorites with you, Bandits Bar & Grill on Main Street in Park City, Utah.  Why visit?

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  • Bandits Grill & Bar has delicious food that totally gives you a Utah experience.
  • Portions are HUGE and priced so well that you’ll be coming back over and over.
  • Wild Salmon Salad… I don’t think there’s anymore to say there other than… it’s perfection.  Alright, my husband would say he enjoyed it as well, however his mouth watering meal of choice is the 3 meat combo.  It’s incredible.  For the perfect experience, I’m going to say, get both and share.  Trust me.
  • While we’re on the food favorites subject… Their brownie dessert is pretty much heaven and also huge.  You say you don’t have room for dessert?  Well this is worth it, just share and then take an extra long walk around Park City after to make up for it 😉
  • Main Street Park City is my favorite place for date night.  The shops are beautiful, the scenery is breath taking and it always makes me feel like I’m on a mini vacation.  (If I could pick anywhere to live, it would be Park City.)

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Visit Bandits an Main Street this week as a couple or with friends, you’ll be so glad you did!  Tell the Salt Sky sent you!

Thank Toni for an amazing meal!

XOXO, Brittany

Bandits Grill & Bar

440 Main Street, Park City, Utah

435-649-7337

Click here for restaurant hours

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Busy Bod Leos
Specialty Shops

Busy Bod Leos has done it right

We just discovered a new line of leotards for girls that we absolutely love and our girls can’t get enough of them.  They wear their Busy Bod Leos constantly around the house.  These cute leotards aren’t just for dance, the fabrics are so beautiful and that they look great with a skirt or shorts.  If you have girls like ours that would prefer to run around in their leotards or princess dresses all day then you have to get these.  They give the girls what they want to wear, but moms can be proud of how adorable they look when taken out in public.

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Busy Bod Leos was created by Hali Hansen.  She started this company because she was spending so much money on leotards and wanted them to be multipurpose.  So she created a pattern that fit well and looked great paired with some gorgeous fabrics.  These leotards are fully lined and have leg cuffs instead of elastic so they are very comfortable to wear.  And all these lovely fabrics are printed right here in the USA.

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One of our lucky followers is going to win 1 FREE Busy Body Leo of their choosing!  To enter, visit our Instagram today.  Click here to see their full website and to get shopping.  Your little ones will be so happy when their Busy Bod Leos arrive!

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GARDNER VILLAGE FAIRY GARDENS EXPLORATION
Community Event, Specialty Shops

Gardner Village is at it again

Gardner Village has been busy finishing construction of their new beautiful mill.  If you are looking for the perfect outdoor, elegant patio feel for a wedding or special party, this is a must see!

Going on now too is the very well done woodland fairy garden tour throughout the village. It’s a great time to take the kids to find all 26 fairies and their charming miniature homes, make a wish at the fishing bridge, take some fun photos and explore the new mill where you just may want to host a get together of your own.  EXPLORE IT! 

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Make sure you pay attention to the adorable expressions on the faces of the fairies.

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We had so much fun, even in 98 degree weather!

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This beautiful patio is huge and can host an array of parties including weddings.  You need to see it to understand how perfect it is!

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Located: Gardner Village – 1100 West 7800 South – West Jordan, Utah 801.566.8903

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Specialty Shops

Swim Your Worries Away

We have found the cutest local swimsuit and romper company, it has us jumping for joy!

Doliray Swimwear has a line of fabulous rompers that are comfortable and perfect for hanging out at the pool with the kids this summer and they’re made of swimsuit fabric so they dry fast.

Their fun swim tops have a built in bra that you will simply love!  Doliray makes a high waisted swim bottom that is just what we were looking for, it holds you in at the waist for a slim fit.  Who doesn’t love that?

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Doliray Swimear is having a pop up shop on Friday, June 9 from 4:00-8:00 at 2408 Kentucky Ave, Holladay, Utah.

Be sure to stop by and pick out what is going to be your favorite swim suit and cover-up!

You may also visit their online store at www.doliray.com   And be sure to use code SS10 online for 10% off your purchase 6/8/17-6/9/17

Follow them on Instagram for updates and new items, @dolirayswimwear

Happy summer shopping!

 

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Deals, Specialty Shops

Time to get Iced

When we discover something exceptionally great we simply have to share it with our awesome followers.  ICED has incredible gelatos, ice-cream, Hawaiian shave ice, hand-crafted sodas and coffee.

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Iced just opened in Holladay and is owned by a father and two son team.  Willy, Will and Graham Gibbs are so excited about their new venture that it shows as soon as you walk in.  They are happy to make suggestions and let you taste their mouth-watering creations.

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We are hooked and stop by several times a week because it’s just that good! They use only the highest quality ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no coloring agents. They source locally and use fresh milk and creams and never use pre-made mixes or fruit flavorings.

One of our very favorite treats is the Bubble Bowl, made fresh everyday, the bubble bowl is a soft waffle that holds your scoops of gelato. It’s one of those things you simply need to experience.

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Their famous Bubble Bowl.  Try it with coconut gelato for sure!

This happy girl is enjoying the lime gelato made with tons of fresh limes.

Iced makes their authentic Hawaiian shave ice by actually shaving the ice from a block of ice, it’s smooth and fluffy and the best part is that their syrups are 100% pure cane sugar.

It’s time to get to ICED and to make it even more special we are having a giveaway AND a deal of the week!

Enter to win a $10 gift card on our Instagram today.  We will draw two winners.

Also. . . the ICED deal of the week for our followers is a BOGO!  (Buy One Get One)

Show that you are following ICED on Instagram and get a FREE shaved ice when you purchase any shaved ice.

Located in Holladay, Utah at 2245 E. Murray Holladay Road and is open Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Closed Sundays. Tel: 801-277-5803.

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Community Event

Adventure Play Date

Our friends at Canary Jane are hosting an awesome Adventure Play Date that you’ll love with your kiddos! Head to explorer stations to learn, create and play. Each ticket includes one Brainquest summer activity book, fun activities for the whole family, trail mix bar, farm station, plant station, swag bags, photo booth, giveaway prizes, and more! This event is best enjoyed by families with children ages 3 – 12 but all are welcome. Lets go on an adventure!

This event will be held at the Manor at the Riverwoods in Provo, Utah on May 30th from 1-4 pm.  CLICK HERE to buy tickets and get 10% off when you enter code, “salt sky” at checkout.  Have fun!

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Community Event, Decor, Specialty Shops

Visit this Free Event going on now

The Utah Woodturning Symposium May 11-13 at the UVU Convention Center is a free event for all who love original hand crafted wood designs.  Stroll through a large gallery of unique pieces and watch a woodturning demonstration all for FREE.

We simply love this kind of thing so we are headed there tomorrow! Check out these amazing photos…

Come support some of Utah’s most talented artists Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Community Event, Specialty Shops

If There’s a Whisk There’s a Way

Sur La Table is now open at Fashion Place mall and we were there on the first day to take a cooking class.

Located in the new wing of the mall, you simply can’t miss it, it’s beautiful! And of course full of all the kitchen gadgets we love.

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The cooking class was pie making. We made a delicious strawberry rhubarb pie and a caramel ganache pie in the best crust I’ve ever tasted.

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Our instructor was so much fun and made our experience great teaching us some great new skills that we are sure to use.

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Afterwards, we were invited to shop with a special coupon and sign up for future classes at a big discount.

Visit our new friends at Sur La Table soon with 100 stores throughout the US, our favorite one of course is now at Fashion Place!

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Quilt Show
Community Event, Professional Services, Specialty Shops

Beautiful Things Come Together One Stitch at a Time

The Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace is going on right now until Sunday at South Town Expo in Sandy.

You not only can shop for craft supplies, an endless array of fabrics, kits and tools, but you can stroll down aisles of the most incredible quilts you will ever see.

I realized that quilting has evolved, the traditional quilts are always a favorite but we saw some incredible hand painted quilts that looked like Renaissance oil paintings, all the way to some very modern designs.

Most vendors are offering show specials which we thought was great, these vendors come from all the surrounding states to sell their products.

Quilt Show

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Our very talented friend Annette Malen who told us about this fun show shopping with Samantha.

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Kim Peterson of Lindon, Utah who made this quilt was one of our favorites.  Hand appliquéd, hand embroidered, machine pieced.  It was so happy!

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We thought this booth had a fun thing going.  You pick out a fabric doll, dress it to look like the people in your family including your pets!  Then hang from a rod.  It can be displayed in any room.

Admission into the show is $12

Children are allowed but we didn’t see any.

Get to this show this weekend, you will be glad you did!

 

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Giveaways, Local Reviews

Stay at The Hyatt Place

We are reposting this because we had a fabulous stay at the Hyatt Place this weekend for a girls night and highly recommend that you visit!  This is such a fun getaway for couples, girls night and family getaways.

Shop at the Traverse Mountain outlets, play at Thanksgiving Point, eat at the MANY restaurants around (all within walking distance) golf, bike, swim, sit around the fireplace and take in the view of the mountains.  We love that an awesome breakfast is included and think you’ll love it too.  Check out the details below and tell us what you think.

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A family stay-cation, couples getaway, wedding night… all reasons to find a fabulous place to stay so we are talking about the new and beautiful Hyatt Place in Lehi, Utah.  Here are some reasons that we think you’ll love to stay.

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  • The location is great, right between downtown Salt Lake City & Provo.
  • It is clean and contemporary.
  • Awesome shopping, entertainment and food right around the hotel.
  • Great prices.  You don’t have to pay a ton if you just need a relaxing night away.
  • Great complimentary services.  Parking, wifi, and daily hot breakfast buffet!
  • Heated pool year round with pretty views.
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