So as many of you who've been following along know, we have a little one running around our house. Last year after she was born, I really struggled. I wrote a bit about it here, but it has taken me almost a full year to feel like myself again after giving birth. During my pregnancy … Continue reading Mental Health Advocates: Alicia Mattera & Las Vegas Baby Co.
Hey friends! Is anyone feeling any holiday fatigue yet? 😉 Make sure you're taking downtime when you need it, saying a gentle 'No' if you need to rest and reset. I know this time of year can be particularly overwhelming for us between travel, family time, out of town visitors, birthday celebrations--all the things. As … Continue reading What I’m Looking forward to in 2019
EDIT: As of 2019 The Book Store has closed its doors, but its memory lives on below! You all know how much I love a good book store...and with The Writer's Block doing renovations it's given me an opportunity to explore other places. In early sobriety going to a book store was one of the … Continue reading The Book Store
Recently a friend and I had the opportunity to visit a very special secret place on the Strip....hidden deep within the walls of the Louis Vuitton at The Shops at Crystals in James Turrell's Akhob. James Turrell, who is known for his work with light, space and color, creates what I think of more as 'experiences' … Continue reading James Turrell’s Akhob
At this point I feel like folks know I have a deep love for the arts, and an even deeper love for showcasing local art here in Las Vegas. I've been wanting to go on the DTLV Walking Tour for some time, and a few weeks ago finally had the opportunity. The tour that I … Continue reading #DTLV Art Walk
Hi friends! I am continuing to try and do a bit shorter posts in order to accommodate taking care of the lil' one and still be able to blog--so thanks for understanding while I'm still figuring out this new life. 🙂 Today's post features the Guardian Angel Cathedral, an A-Frame Catholic church built in 1963 … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Sober Friendly Strip Tips #9, Guardian Angel Cathedral
Getting outside with a baby is harder than I thought.... As some of you who have been reading awhile may know, the outdoors is my therapy and my refuge. It's been amazing getting to know this little one, but it's also been hard to be cooped up in the house this past month. We've been … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Floyd Lamb Park
Friends! It has been so long. I apologize.... ...the past two months were full of end of pregnancy, giving birth, and trying to figure out how a baby works. So many emotions, fears, joys, tears, laughs, and new experiences. I can hardly even process it all. It's wonderful and scary and overwhelming and exciting. I will … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Becoming a mom and two things I meant to post weeks ago…!
Hello out there! Is everyone enjoying pumpkin apple cider spice latte season? I know the stores always try and make us rush through fall for later winter holidays, but I've been trying to savor and enjoy the days getting shorter and crisper and cooler. If you all can believe it, we've been getting down in … Continue reading Sober In Vegas: Winchester Cultural Center
I am delighted to add yet another location to the alcohol-free list of things to do here in Las Vegas. After doing this blog for about 10 months, I can't believe there are still so many places to visit and enjoy here in Vegas for those of us who are in recovery or choose not to … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Priscilla Fowler Fine Art
Before today's post, I wanted to share two quick sobriety related articles that made me really happy--hope you enjoy: The Salt featured an article about the growing demand for non alcoholic craft beverages--hooray! I am happy businesses are starting to realize we'd love more options than a water... The Kitchn posted from the perspective of … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Healing Garden
Hello out there, My soul is still just so heavy with the events of this past week. My heart is with the victims and families of those present at the event on Sunday night and all those who experienced trauma that evening. I try not to be political here, and all I can say is … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Miracles are Brewing… Fellow Sober Vegas Local Carly Benson