Living, Working And Playing In The Warehouse District

I never thought I’d have the luxury of living within walking distance to work. I mean, this is Phoenix, not New York City. Soon I’ll be living directly across the street from R&R’s new home. Technically, I’ll be living closer to work than some people who work from home. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but to put it into perspective I’ll be able to get to work in one minute. Maybe less than 30 seconds in flats.

Two years ago I moved into a studio condo in Phoenix’s warehouse district. I immediately fell in love with the exposed brick and ductwork that gives it a truly industrial, urban feel.

The district itself has its own charm – different from the rest of Phoenix. Photographers are always trying to capture the area’s gritty authenticity. It’s hard to not feel inspired surrounded by colorful pop-up murals and historic warehouses that line the streets.

I’m also a short walk away from The Duce, one of my favorite bars in Phoenix. They serve freshly squeezed spiked lemonade that is to die for. On Sunday mornings, they host yoga and boxing classes. They even have a ping-pong table and other yard games. Enough said.

I’ll truly be living, working and playing in the warehouse district and couldn’t be happier about it. I’m trying to get a zip line from my balcony to the office skylight drawn into the plans. That’s still in the works.