Review: The Shops at Norterra!


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Today I am excited to review a place my little family frequently visits- The Shops at Norterra! We live in North Phoenix and we have our “go-to” places when we feel like getting out of the house, and Norterra is one of them. I love that it is so convenient and right off the freeway. We have probably gone there more times than we have meant to because we are close by, and it’s so easy to get to when we are out and about. I wanted to highlight a few places that are my “favorites” at the shops and highlight even more that you may not know they had. Here we go!

charming charlie

I can safely say that Charming Charlie is one of my favorite stores. I can spend hours upon hours in there! Dangerous stuff for my bank account. I am a total sucker for earrings and accessories, so naturally it’s an easy place to get lost in!

By this time, my girls (ages 2 and almost 4) are DONE! Ha! So a little snack/lunch break is usually in order. A pretty affordable and delicious place to eat is Sauce Pizza & Wine. Their portions are so big and when it’s just the 3 of us, we can usually share one pasta dish and small salad. Perfect!

paradis bakery

Stopping to get a cookie or two over at Paradise Bakery for dessert is always a good idea. Sugar cookies with sprinkles are my girls’ favorite!


Recently my husband and I went on a much needed date. We started at Elevate Coffee Co. We both got something to drink and sat down to play a game. They have a big bookshelf full of games and we spent about an hour gaming and talking. The atmosphere is great in there. They have a lot of comfy seating and their food/drinks are delicious! It’s a great place to go if you are looking for a little alone time or a coffee date with a friend.


From Elevate Coffee Co, we went to the Harkins Norterra 14 theater. I can’t recall exactly what we saw, but I know we had a great time. We have gone to this theater for date nights many, many times and really enjoyed oursleves.

Last but certainly not least, at the end of any night we love to stop for ice cream or frozen yogurt! Good thing Yogurtini is right across from the theater. We love self serve! Although sometimes I serve myself a little TOO much…anyone else have that problem?! 😉


Oh and do you all remember our Moms Night Out event that we had back in October?? Pita Jungle at Norterra sponsored our event and we had such a great time!


Now these are a few of my family’s favorite places, but here is a list of more shops that are there for you to enjoy:

Ah-So Sushi, Anytime Fitness, Bath & Body Works, Best Buy, BevMo, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chase Bank, Chipotle, Christopher & Banks, Claire’s Boutique, Cold Water Creek, Dance Academy North, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Element Dental Center, European Wax Center, Exquisite Swimwear, Fans & Fashionistas, Johnny Rockets, The Joint (Chiropractic Place), Jos. A. Bank, Massage Envy, Mellow Mushroom, Men’s Wearhouse, My Dad’s Favorite Cookies, Norterra Salon & Spa, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, P.F. Changs, The Pita Pit, Smash Burger, Sour Apple Gallery, Subway, Sunglass Hut, T-Mobile, Victoria’s Secret, V’s Barbershop, and Yogis grill.


For more info on this event, click HERE! You don’t want to miss out!

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Krystle is the proud mama of three children (two girls, born in 2009 and 2011, and a boy, born 2013). Having three little ones keeps her on her toes most days but she wouldn't have it any other way! She loves crafting, DIY projects, homeschooling, natural living, spending time with her family, being involved at church, and enjoying the outdoors (when the temps aren't above 100 that is!). She is the co-founder of North Phoenix Moms Blog and gets really excited about connecting local moms together, planning fun events, and building community!


  1. This is so random, but I was googling something and came upon your blog. Then your post was on Norterra. My husband and I are under contract with a home near there, so we’re hopefully moving in the area. I’m glad to see you enjoy the shops there. It’s a wonderful area!!

  2. That is so great! Good luck with your move and thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂 DId you enter the $100 giveaway we have going on the the Shops at Norterra? 🙂


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