One thing I noticed right away when I moved to the Phoenix area and began checking out who the local bloggers are is that the Moms are pretty organized! There are several collaborative blogs in the various sections of Phoenix and they are a fantastic source of information…even if you aren’t a Mom like me! One of the founders of the East Valley version, Lisa Glowacka, is an active and vibrant member of her local community and a great ambassador!
Let’s meet Lisa!
 Favorite thing about Phoenix.
I love the variety of landscapes-from the city to the desert to the mountains and the small town feel of the suburbs, there’s no place quite like AZ!
 Least favorite thing about Phoenix.
July and August 🙂
 What differentiates your area of the Valley of the Sun from all the other parts?
The East Valley is “home” to so many smaller yet huge communities like Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa all offering their unique small town, downtown feel!
 Favorite coffee spot in Phoenix.
Blackrock Coffee (4050 S Alma School Rd in Chandler and 5351 S Power Rd in Mesa).
 Favorite spot for drinks in Phoenix.
Tough choice! I love any place with a good patio and wine! Any of the Postino locations are great for hanging out with friends.
 Favorite local hangout in Phoenix.
The Yard in Tempe (149 S Farmer Ave)! Great for a kids and adults gathering
 Favorite breakfast spot in Phoenix.
The Coffee Shop in Agritopia (3000 E Ray Rd, Gilbert).
 Favorite lunch spot in Phoenix.
La Grande Orange (4410 N 40th St, Phoenix).
 Favorite dinner spot in Phoenix.
Hands down-Chelsea’s Kitchen (5040 N 40th St, Phoenix) – love the food, the atmosphere, and the vibe.
 One thing you always do/spot you always take friends from out of town to do/see.
Desert Botanical Garden in the spring and fall.
 How do you like to beat the heat?
With kids-hitting up a resort for a staycation or local pool. Without kids-hanging out at one of the fun hotel pools like the W or Hotel Valley Ho.
You can keep up with Lisa on Facebook, Twitter (and for EVM Twitter), Instagram, Pinterest, and of course on the East Valley Mom Blog. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her Arizona adventures!
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