With the rush of the holidays, I never got around to sharing these photos from a little pre-Christmas shopping trip that Scott and I took to downtown Mesa. This little strip of the city holds such a special place in my heart, from going to shows in high school at Sweet Cakes and the Women's Club (which is in the prettiest old white building you ever did see), to taking music lessons at Milano's and spending time down here with Scott when were just so young and in love. Downtown Mesa holds so many good memories for me, so it's always nice to come down here, park the car and take a little stroll (or go shopping, in this case). 

Scott and I actually came down here on a mission -- to pick up an M4 for my dad at Milano's for Christmas! When we were in SLC this past summer, my dad bought Scott and I one of these nifty little guitar/ukulele/mandolin mash-ups and we figured it was only proper to pay the favor. This nifty little guitar has been a favorite around our home, and I have a feeling that it will be around my folks' house here soon too. It's pretty easy to play -- with just four strings, it makes it all pretty easy and fun. 

With our mission completed, Scott and I decided to have lunch at Worth Takeaway -- our favorite sandwich shop in Mesa! Their homemade chips are so delicious, and their rotating soda flavors are always so yummy. If you're ever in the area, stop by and get the veggie on greens and whatever the special is that day -- promise you won't be disappointed!

How has your post-holiday been? Relaxing, I hope! We've been a bit busy around here with work and a few home projects, but we're excited go out for an actual date night tonight and see the new Star Wars. An Alamo Drafthouse just opened up not too far from our home, and since we've heard such good things about the one in Austin -- we're really excited to check it out. 

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Have any plans for the evening or the weekend yet? I really want to finish up the home projects we've been working on, and maybe take a peek at our local West Elm -- I have a few home decor items in mind that I want in our home for the New Year, and I wouldn't mind just taking a stroll around one of my favorite stores eihter. Anyways, hope ya have a great night!

-Chelsea xo