Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Festive Winter Cakes at Baskin Robbins and a Giveaway!

Do you have a holiday party coming up? Or perhaps a winter birthday? Then why not get one of the fun and festive ice cream cakes from Baskin Robbins?

Recently we ordered this darling snowman ice cream cake! We might not have snow here yet so what better way to bring it to us with a cute little snowman cake?

All pre-ordered cakes can be customized with your favorite ice cream and cake flavor. Plus there is something about Baskin Robbins frosting that I just can't get enough of. Needless to say the cake was a hit with the family!

Check out these other cute holiday cakes.

Ordering online is super easy too, or you can go into Baskin Robbins to place your order.

We are giving away a Snowman cake to one lucky winner!

To enter the giveaway fill out the form below.

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Chelsea R!
Giveaway ends at midnight December 13, 2014.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Candlelight Christmas at This Is The Place Heritage Park and a Giveaway!

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate this Christmas season? Then head to Candlelight Christmas at This Is The Place Heritage Park! It is such a fun way to experience Christmas of over a century ago during quieter and simpler times.

Candlelight Christmas runs December 8th- 27th (closed the 24th and 25th) 5:00-9:00pm
Adults $11 children $8 and children under 2 are free.

Some of the fun things you can experience are:
Live nativity
Visit with Father Christmas
Make gifts and crafts one of the decorated historic homes
Listen to the Heritage Village Carolers
Visit the Naughty and Nice House
Hot soup at Huntsman Hotel

We are giving away 6 free passes to Candlelight Christmas and a certificate for a dozen donuts on our Instagram. Head over there for easy entry! 

This Is The Place Heritage Park

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tabula Rasa in Trolley Square

One of our favorite shops in Trolley Square is Tabula Rasa. Known for their beautiful papers and stationery, Tablua Rasa is a shop you must shop this holiday.

Tabula Rasa carries a large selection of fine writing instruments and of course everything one would need for the fine art of calligraphy. Hand bound journals, notebooks, cards and stationery line the shelves at Tabula Rasa.

Finding the perfect gift is never hard at Tabula Rasa! They also carry leather accessories, jewelry, fragrances and toiletries from around the world. They even have a great selection of gifts for children.

We also love their complimentary gift wrapping!

Trolley Square
(801) 575-5043

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Train Shoppe in Salt Lake

I have to tell you right now that this blog post will in no way do The Train Shoppe the justice it deserves. The Train Shoppe is hands down one of the coolest places in Salt Lake!

The Train Shoppe on State Street may just appear to be be a model train retail store but it is much more than that. First off, the store is full of all things model railroad related and the employees and owners really know their stuff. They are so helpful!

In a large backroom behind the shop sits the town of Salty Gulch. The town has private party rooms that can be rented for a minimal price, they have a snack bar saloon, interactive trains and a miniature train ride. The indoor western town is amazing!

The 1/8th scale miniature train ride runs through the Salty Gulch mine and right now is decorated for Christmas. Each rider gets a toy gun for the interactive shooting gallery. The train runs every Saturday and during most school breaks. Check out the schedule on the Train Shoppe website or Facebook page.

The interactive trains are quarter operated on little touch screens that are easy to use. You can control the speed, whistle, headlights and horn. You can even find fun seasonal layouts.

One of the cool things about The Train Shoppe are the private party room rentals. The prices are great and you can choose from two themed party rooms, The Salty Gulch Hotel or The Salty Gulch Jail. You can even rent the whole town if needed. There are no hidden costs (like paying to bring in outside food) and you even get discounted train ride tickets. Each room comes with a birthday banner too.

We recently had a birthday party at The Train Shoppe and were so impressed with everything and know you will be too!

2964 South State Street
(801) 322-2729
Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Shopping at Trolley Square

Holiday shopping is in full swing at Trolley Square Mall! This week I had the chance to get some Christmas shopping done and eat a good meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory. All the decorated trees, lights and Christmas decorations definitely got me in the Christmas spirit.

Trolley Square has some unique stores that you won't find at other malls. Some of our favorites are Tabula Rasa, Williams Sonoma, Weller Book Works, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn, SPARK, American Apparel, Alice Lane and many more.

We love all the lights and decorations at Trolley and of course we think their Santa station is pretty cool too! We love that you can get in the sleigh and take pictures of your little ones even if Santa isn't there.

I hope you get a chance to stop by Trolley Square this holiday season to eat, shop, play or visit Santa. 

I heart Salt Lake received compensation for this post, although all opinions (and love for Trolley Square) are are ours.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

See's Candy in Sugarhouse

By Aimee from The Elephant of Surprise  
'Tis the season for all the best things--like gift giving, chocolate . . . and, well those are about the best things that I know of! See's Chocolate is pretty much a holiday tradition, so it's perfect timing that a new shop has opened nearby for us Salt Lake locals in Sugarhouse. You can find this "Quantity Discount" store (which means that this location supplies the candy for fundraisers and bulk business orders, etc) at 2107 S and 700 E. Come down and check it out!

A few things you might not already know about See's Candy:

-You can build your own box. Meaning that you can choose each and every chocolate that goes in the box you buy, so you can be sure every one is a favorite. 
-See's Candy is gluten free
-They are the only company that ages their chocolate. I don't know what that means exactly, but when it comes to wine and cheese that's supposed to be the best, right??
-They use no added preservatives.
-You get a free piece of chocolate every time you visit!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum and a Giveaway

The Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City is ready to celebrate Halloween with their Spooktacular Halloween celebration this Friday, October 31, from 11 am – 7 pm. They’ll have Trick-or-Treating, puppet shows, a princess meet and greet, magic show and more. Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.
They also have a Dia de los Muertos celebration Saturday, November 1 from noon to 4 pm.
Changes at the Museum: 
I was able to take a look around this month to see some nice updates they’ve made since I visited this past spring. They put in a giant tree this past year that my son immediately climbed. I also noticed new signage and wall d├ęcor in several of the exhibits which helped it look updated. The helicopter pad has been greatly improved with the addition of the operation room that has more interactive technology aspects.


They have a new Sensory Room designed to help families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Children explore their senses through lights, water bubbles, touch boxes, vibrations and plasma balls.  It is one of only 2 rooms like this in the country.



The construction zone and grocery store will be updated during the winter months.


Remember admission is only $6 after 5 pm on Friday and Saturday and all day on Sunday with a coupon from DiscoveryGateway.orgClick here for the coupon.

We also have a family day pass to give away this week on I Heart Salt Lake. The winner will receive one ticket good for: One time use, for up to 6 people on 1 visit. Valued at $51.  Winner must be 18 years old with a valid Utah mailing address.

To enter the giveaway fill out the form below.
This giveaway is closed. The winner is Evonne S! 
Giveaway ends at midnight November 6, 2014.

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