Saturday, March 28, 2009

Agave

I may not know my lizards but, I do know fine entertainment when I experience it and that is exactly what I did Friday night. I joined close friends for an event at the Desert Botanical Gardens called “Agave on the Rocks”. (I know what you are thinking. She spends entirely too much time at the botanical gardens.) Let me just say, a membership to the gardens is one of the best investments you can make.

This was my first time to attend this annual event but I can truly say it won’t be my last. The event is billed as the gardens “hippest” event and I couldn’t agree more. You wander through the gardens sipping Margaritas (tequila…agave….get it?) and enjoying bands and other performers including the aerialist pictured below. And that’s not all. At every turn is another food station provided by valley restaurants and caterers. You would think that eating light would be easy but, I left there feeling like I had just had a gourmet six course meal.


My picture above is of the table full of Margarita glasses ready to be picked up by waiting guests. The stem of each glass contained flashing lights making every person holding a drink a little beacon in the darkness.
Let me just say, it was a fantastic evening.

8 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon,

You have captured the essence of Agave on the Rocks.

There is no reason to feel defensive about the fact that your knowledge of entertainment surpasses your knowledge of geckos and lizards. I guess if a person is equally adept in the worlds of food, drink, entertainment and reptiles, you would call him a "lounge lizard," and I bet you could correctly identify a lounge lizard quite readily.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Such a fun event and so colorful. i love flashing glasses when walking through the dark desert. they serve as a safety flare! The event was really great. I definitely want to make it an annual tradition.

Jarart said...

Sounds like a fun event.

Sharon said...

Oh Dave, you made me laugh out loud! You are absolutely correct. I am pretty adept at identifying a lounge lizard.

Pat said...

I think they should build houses on the fringes of botanical gardens like they do for golf courses. I'd buy one.

Zsolt72 said...

you captured the first one from a special angle. For the first sight I couldnt decide if they are glasses or huge sculptures:)

Jilly said...

Am glad you explained the agave/tequila. This looks like such a good time was had by all. Also looked good enough to drink! And strong I'm sure. I can vouch for your investment and via it we get to see the amazing Chihuly work. Not to mention the plants.

susieofarabia said...

What a cool event! Wish they had something like that here...