5 Ways to Be a Localist with Mom for Mother's Day

Localist Be A LocalistMother's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to show mom your love, than with the gift of local fun all year long? The Localist Membership guarantees monthly events and deals that give a behind-the-scenes experience at local businesses in a fun and social way. Why should you sign yourself and mom up to be a Localist? Here are 5 ways you and mom can have fun throughout the entire year:

1. Farm to Table Dinner with Chef Kevin Binkley

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 10.58.16 AMTreat yourself and mom to a 4 course dinner with the James Beard award-winning Kevin Binkley of Binkley's, Bink's, and Cafe Bink. Included in the dramatically reduced ticket price are four courses thoughtfully prepared by Chef Binkley using all fresh local ingredients, as well as a wine pairing, and special table-side chef talk.

2. Localist Exclusive Spa Day at Hotel Valley Ho

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 12.11.27 PMLocalists will be invited to attend a decadent evening at the spa at Hotel Valley Ho. Relax and revitalize after the work day with a one-hour all levels yoga class, then enjoy a refreshing cocktail and Bissinger’s chocolates while mingling with fellow Localists. Choose three mini treatments to enjoy from a selection of spa favorites. You’ll also get 20% off any of VH Spa’s seasonal specials if you book that day.

3. Mill to Mill: An Exploration of Hayden Flour and Queen Creek Olive Mill

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 12.25.37 PMIn celebration of all things local and delicious, Localists will be invited to attend a Mill to Mill experience between Hayden Flour Mill and the Queen Creek Olive Mill. Localists will learn what goes into creating the delicacies that we enjoy, and will get to sample a variety of crackers and olive oils fresh from the mill. There will also be a collaborative bruschetta board featuring bread made from the Hayden flour, and toppings created by Queen Creek Olive Mill.

4. Brewery Tour of Iron John's Artisan Brewing Company

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 12.34.20 PMLocalist events happen all year long, in Tucson, Phoenix, and soon to come, Flagstaff! As a Localist, you are invited to attend all statewide Localist events. Our upcoming event in Tucson will be an exclusive tasting and tour exploring the artisanal process of bottling craft beers with Iron John's Brewery. We also feature events in Tucson like soft openings of restaurants, a private shopping hour (with breakfast & mimosas!) and Fed by Threads, and discounted tickets at UA Presents shows.

5. Discounted Early-bird Tickets to the Devoured Culinary Classic

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 12.47.18 PMThat's right! As a Localist you not only get cheaper tickets to the premiere culinary event in the state, but you also get the chance to purchase yours tickets early before they sell out (and they do, this past year general admission tickets sold out in 3 days!). Treat your palette to savory and sweet offerings from the best chefs Arizona has to offer, and sip fine wines, spirits, and beer to quench your thirst. Keep an eye out for details in late November to early December.

Localist BlueSo with all of these amazing reasons, and so many more, a Localist Membership is definitely the best way to show mom that you care. The best gift you can give your mom is time spent with each other, and a Localist membership will be a fun way you can ensure that! Purchase a Localist Membership for mom (and yourself!) for just $20 each.

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