• Everything You Need to Know Before Hiking Picacho Peak

    August 29, 2020

    So, you want to hike Picacho Peak? If you’re like me, you have probably passed Picacho Peak State Park several times, and thought about hiking to the top “someday.” Well congrats on finally turning “someday” to now! To be honest, I didn’t hike Picacho Peak until after I had graduated from college and was preparing…

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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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  • Spread

    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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  • Fox Restaurant Concepts Blanco Takeout Tucson

    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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  • Make a Difference in your community during covid-19 and coronavirus

    Make a Difference in Your Community during COVID-19

    March 16, 2020

    We need to take action to keep the peace. We have the opportunity to change this sense of fear into one that’s more proactive. Ask yourself, what can you personally do to make a difference in your community during COVID-19. If you are healthy and able, then please consider helping others in need. Below are…

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  • Tsukiji Market Unagi

    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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  • Five Reasons Why I Love to #FlyTucson

    July 15, 2019

    In case you missed the Five Reasons Why I Love to #FlyTucson on my stories, I wanted to take a moment to share those talking points on the blog. For the latest updates on Happily Pink, make sure you’re following me on Instagram! 1. No Hassle! It is a seamless experience to get to the…

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  • Summer Checklist Featuring V8+HYDRATE

    June 25, 2019

    We’re officially in the first week of summer! Since I live in Tucson, our “summer” temperatures started a bit sooner so I was able to create a pool checklist. Anytime I go to the pool in the 100+ degree weather, it’s usually a process. I need to make sure I’m properly equipped with all of…

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