[Source: frances & smeeks]
Save the date, April 5th, 2011
Millions of children grow up without shoes and at risk of infection and disease.
ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES is the day we take our shoes off to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life.
We will be walking from Frances to Lux and spending the day barefoot, come join us!!!
Lux will have Lux Bux and we will have goody bags for people that walk with us!!
Keep your eye out for more details!
[Source: Randal Archibold, New York Times] — Like the myth behind its namesake, Phoenix seems to have come out of nowhere to rank as the nation’s fifth largest city. Even long-timers have a tough time explaining the city’s appeal. Phoenix has left no firm mark in pop culture, aside from a bit role in the opening shot of “Psycho.”
The list of famous area residents is rather short: Barry Goldwater, John McCain, Jordin Sparks are among the better known. And the city is an inferno in the summer. The other nine months of the year, however, are gorgeous and sunny, making it a perfect time to visit the city’s new bounty of top-notch golf courses, fashionable resorts, eye-opening museums, and cool night life. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]
According to the writers/editors of Phoenix’s alternative magazine, hoozdo, “If Phoenix is just about the hottest spot in the U.S. right now, does that make hoozdo the hottest small-format magazine in the country? We think so. As the sidewalks melt under your shoes and you start sympathizing with those fast-food patties being carbonized under the grill, hoozdo 5 is here to drop ice-cubes down your neck.”
In hoozdo’s current issue, Sean Bonnette tells you why you should not move to Portland even if your mom is, Larry Jankens gets weirded-out by Pancake Bunnies, Sal Paradise hikes the Chris-town Mall, Steve Patton considers Phoenix when it rains, and Lux Coffee is generally mentioned every chance they get for absolutely no reason. [And yes, picture me scratching my head, a pancake bunny appears below.]
Show your support for local independent businesses on the morning of Thursday, July 3 with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Local First Arizona Executive Director Kimber Lanning. Say hello, share your opinion, and have a cuppa joe at one of these fine establishments:
- 8 a.m. ~ Lux Coffee Bar at 4401 N. Central
- 8:30 a.m. ~ Copper Star Coffee at 4220 N. 7th Ave.
- 9 a.m. ~ Fair Trade Coffee at 1020 N. 1st Ave.
- 9:30 a.m. ~ Matt’s Big Breakfast at 801 N. 1st St.
For more information about Independents Week, including your 20% off Golden Ticket coupon, contact Local First Arizona at 602-956-0909 or visit their website.