• Thanksgiving with Domaine Carneros

    November 14, 2020

    Whether you’re celebrating virtually or in a small gathering, Thanksgiving is a special time to come together with your loved ones. Although this 2020’s festivities may look differently, one aspect that doesn’t need to change is the wine. At my in-laws house, we always have wine with our Thanksgiving dinner. And this year, I’m partnering…

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  • Tito & Pep

    Tito & Pep Surprises Tucson with a Weekly Menu

    August 12, 2020

    I recently found myself pulling up to a brick building decorated with mid-century modern art in the heart of midtown Tucson. One would easily identify the art’s bright teal and burnt orange as Tito & Pep’s iconic colors. The restaurant’s mesquite-fired cuisine focuses on flavors from Tucson and the Southwest. John Martinez, owner and chef,…

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  • Charrovida Reopens with Plant Plus+ Menu

    July 19, 2020

    Charrovida reopened with a Plant Plus+ refreshed menu and lower prices. After a two-month closure, guests can now join the restaurant for limited dine-in and patio seating, take-out or curbside pick-up. Prior to COVID, Charrovida was a spot I regularly visited because of its menu and location at the Casas Adobes Plaza. When I lived…

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    Celebratory Picnic!

    July 3, 2020

    Last weekend, Alex and I finally finished our backyard so we decided to have a celebratory picnic on our new turf! I will share more backyard details later, but as a brief summary we’re happy it’s complete. We researched several landscapers in town and found someone who fit our budget and could start immediately. Even…

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    Tucson Takeout with Fox Restaurant Concepts

    May 3, 2020

    We all have the power to support local restaurants, and in this post I will focus on Tucson takeout with Fox Restaurant Concepts. FRC is a partner I have worked with over the last two years, and a group I have dined with for more than 20 years. With each FRC brand includes a different…

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  • Plan Your Virtual Tucson Happy Hour

    Plan Your Virtual Tucson Happy Hour

    March 28, 2020

    With everyone looking for a way to support the Tucson community, I am here to help you plan your virtual Tucson happy hour! Some of my best friends and I started our virtual happy hours a few years ago as a way to feel engaged with each other. In person, we would drink wine and…

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    Tsukiji Fish Market

    January 21, 2020

    At the corner of Shin-Ohashi-dori and Harumi dori, is one of the most iconic spots in Tokyo: Tsukiji Market. Merchants line the narrow alleyways to offer seafood and produce. The bustling atmosphere leaves you enthralled and eager to taste everything at this fish market. You won’t be disappointed in the adventure of it all. I…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Charity Wine Dinner

    The Ritz-Carlton Charity Dinner

    November 15, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain serves Tucson through their Community Footprints Program. This year, newly-appointed executive chef Emily Dillport and the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain hosted the Breast Cancer Charity Wine Dinner. Without a doubt, Dillport plans to make the elevated six-course dinner a new annual event. In the past, the resort has supported the American Cancer…

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    Botanist Bar and Cocktail Lab

    November 15, 2019

    Imagine a cocktail that leaves you intrigued, captivated and engaged. While visiting Vancouver, discover Botanist at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Inside, you will encounter Botanist Bar and Cocktail Lab’s whimsical menu and chemist-like libations.   When sitting at the bar, you have a high chance of meeting one of their charismatic bartenders, Max Curzon-Price. Curzon-Price…

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