Friday, May 6, 2011

A Savvy Event: The Riverwoods Hotspot & Blickenstaff Giveaway!

 Holy cow I had more fun last weekend that I have had in a long time!  I was able to attend a CBC Hot Spot event in Provo at the Shops at the Riverwoods, (I should say I have always loved them to begin with!) and was given a tour of some of the amazing stores and entertainment venues they offer.  I went with 20 other amazing Utah Bloggers and we had more fun that might even be allowed in Provo ;)

Riding the Merry-Go-Round at 
Provo Beach Resort

OK, did you know there is an entire ropes course, bowling, arcade games, and indoor surfing/Flow Rider at the Provo Beach Resort?  I literally had no idea!, but it is spectacularly awesome and my kids are already so excited to go (or maybe I'll make it a fun date with my husband!)  I even got to play miniature croquet, and while my mallet skills are not top notch, it was a blast!  The ropes course, however, is now first on my list to try out when I head over with the family.

I was also able to check out Blickenstaff's Vintage Candy and Toy Store (ok - I should add here that I've shopped there a ton already and this store isn't new to me at all, but rather an old and trusted favorite!)  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their selection of candy throughout the decades as well as their mini metal shopping carts! (Of Course!)  Don't forget that you can sign up for Blickenstaff's Facebook Page and newsletters to get a heads up on all their hot candy and vintage toy discounts! FYI - This is probably my kids all time favorite store in Utah!  Blickenstaff's also gave me a $20 gift card to give away to one lucky Utah Reader!  Just head over to my Savvy Shopper Facebook Page and post "I Need A Blickenstaff's Candy Fix" and I'll pick a random winner next Friday 5/13!  And as a bonus, Blickenstaff's was named one of Utah's favorites in the Daily Herald and they are giving everyone a 20% off Bulk Candy coupon good through May31st!

Then we went over to Called To Surf (Love the name!) and by the way, they carry THE cutest, modest Bathing Suits, for girls and women,  all year long! It is so hard to find swimming suits in the middle of winter when you're headed down to southern Cali.  My winter swimming suit troubles are over, now if I can just lose 5 more lbs :).  Called To Surf also gave us all a Deuce watch which is a killer find!  They are great for swimming, running and all kinds of sporting event participation.  I picked glow in the dark, cuz I'm crazy like that!

Lastly we went over to Malawi's Pizza Place.  I'd been meaning to try this restaurant out for a long time and just hadn't made it over so I was thrilled to eat lunch with all my new gal pals! You likely know I am a super picky eater, but Malawi's had about 5 million (well, maybe not literally 5 million) different pizza options for everyone there!  They must have brought over 25 different pizzas in less than 10 minutes - holy cow.  I do have to say that my favorite pizza of all was the Cookies N’ Cream Crumble Dessert Pizza and the Cinnamon Apples & Cream Dessert Pizza.  And yes, they are as divine as they sound! But, honestly, even more amazing than the food was that for every meal YOU buy, THEY will provide a nutritious meal to a hungry child in Malawi Africa.  WOW, if you are looking for restaurants in Provo, you should seriously head over to Malawai's!

Thanks for letting me tag along ladies!  It was a great day!


  1. So I totally have to agree that I am also in LOVE with the new Riverwoods!!! I have ate there 6 times in the matter of weeks Malawi's twice La Holla 4 times...yummm soup and salads, bought my swimsuit at the hidden Gem Called to Surf and it is my new favorite piece not to mention, the Candy store is adorable my tot loves it and we've gone on the $1 Carasol twice. I am OBSESSED! They could not have done a better job with re-do the fireplaces music and overall feeling WOW! I try and tell everyone because I am so impressed and I want it to do good....and I am super hard to impress! Sorry so long but I really LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  2. The winner of the Blickenstaff $20 Gift card is Rebecca Hayes Wheelwright! I'll email you with details on how to collect your "Sweet" prize! ;)


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