I need great jewelry, so I’m Off to See the Wizard!

In a nutshell: Exquisite jewelry with locally-acquired precious stones A family business in Tombstone with a great start-up story Wonderful Service in a welcoming town What we bought: Gaspeite cactus-shaped earrings (because Sam loves all thing cactus-related, remember?) and a dendritic opal agate ring (photo below!) Lucy Agave: “I’d love to send you some interviewContinue reading “I need great jewelry, so I’m Off to See the Wizard!”

Family-friendly Fun at Triple Play

In a nutshell: What chain restaurants like Applebees can only simulate, Triple Play does organically and authentically… it has provided a family-friendly place for the community to come together What I always order: the hamburger with the sweet potato fries Lucy Agave: I’ll begin by admitting that I’ve got more than a handful of greatContinue reading “Family-friendly Fun at Triple Play”

Our interview with Joe Rieman, Owner of Triple Play

“Honestly, I feel like the community owns this place…” So where did the idea for Triple Play come from? About fifteen years ago this accident near the school sparked a conversation in the community about how there is nothing for kids to do out here (in Sahuarita). People would comment on how they have toContinue reading “Our interview with Joe Rieman, Owner of Triple Play”

Are you ready for the “Haiku Hike”?

Lucy Agave: For me, “Haiku Hike” conjured images of a long-winded hiking trail ironically named after a very short type of poem by some sadistic professional hiker. (What can I say? My mind goes to dark places.) Luckily for all of us, my imagination ran away from me on that one and the actual “HaikuContinue reading “Are you ready for the “Haiku Hike”?”

Slumber Party at Hotel McCoy

In a nutshell: Next time you’re looking for a cute place to stay in Tucson, do yourself a favor and ditch the overdone resort for the uniquely restored and totally retro: Hotel McCoy. One mile away from the best spots in Downtown Tucson A FUN place to stay that won’t break the bank Lucy Agave:Continue reading “Slumber Party at Hotel McCoy”

Beaming and Blooming at the Tucson Botanical Gardens

In a nutshell: What a relaxing oasis indeed! We’d recommend planning your visit around breakfast or lunch to enjoy a meal at Edna’s Eatery. What we ate: the Arizona Orange Smoothie and the Avocado Toast. Our Plant Scavenger Hunt Challenge for you: Try to find… The “scaredy cat” plant,… the plant that smells exactly likeContinue reading “Beaming and Blooming at the Tucson Botanical Gardens”

Top 6 Favorite Breweries in Tucson

Lucy Agave: Disclaimer: there are definitely more than six excellent breweries in this city BUT if I had to pick MY favorites, here are my top six and here’s why… 1912 Brewing Co. : I fondly think of this brewery as “my first favorite” brewery in Tucson in that it was the one on thisContinue reading “Top 6 Favorite Breweries in Tucson”

Top 5 Favorite Brunch Spots in Tucson

Saguaro Sam: As a life-long brunch lover I was excited at the chance to write this blog post.  What do I look for in a great brunch place?  Well delicious food -obviously- but also the right type of atmosphere and HUGE bonus points if they have a beautiful outdoor seating area.  I can’t help it,Continue reading “Top 5 Favorite Brunch Spots in Tucson”

We Want More AZ Hops & Vines

In a nutshell: Totally worth the drive down to Sonoita, Arizona Women-owned, women-operated Winery Beautiful location, wonderful wine and entertainment options Our favorites: Yia Mas & Drag Queen Lucy Agave: “This is not what I expected the winery to be like…” our friend visiting from San Diego admitted over a glass. We understood where heContinue reading “We Want More AZ Hops & Vines”

Our interview with Shannon, Co-Owner of AZ Hops & Vines

“..my sister is a horticulturist, a viticulturist, a vinologist and she was like ‘why do I feel like I’m less than?’ And we thought, we never, ever want anyone visiting us to have that experience ever.” What are three things you want people to know about your winery? The winery is women-owned and operated. We’reContinue reading “Our interview with Shannon, Co-Owner of AZ Hops & Vines”