27 May 2017

Is this green oasis in Tucson? Yep!

So we are regularly breaking the 100 degree mark and it's nice to know that there are many places in Tucson that are green and cool and offer a respite from the heat. Here is a lovely view of one of the patio areas in beautiful St Philip's Plaza, definitely one of my favorite Tucson spots!  

26 May 2017

St Philip's is a veritable Restaurant Row!

OK, is it just me or does the name "Reforma" seem like a weird name for a restaurant? Sounds like the awesome Pilates "Reformer" machine! Anyway, the location in St Philip's Plaza makes this a handy place for my office to have happy hour. Reforma offers what they call "modern" Mexican food. They also have killer cocktails! 

25 May 2017

Throwback Thursday ~ Barrio Beauty Remains the Same!

25 May 2010

Tucson's Barrio Beauty ~

Here's another classic Tucson Barrio home - thick adobe walls help insulate against the intense desert heat. Tucson's barrio district (also called Barrio Historico or Barrio Libre) is a treasure trove of charming adobe homes - many date from the 1800's. Adjacent to Tucson's downtown, this small area is now a mix of private residences and offices for lawyers & other professionals.

To see other similar beauties, click on the "Barrio" label and/or the "Doorway/Entry" label below this post. Here's additional historical info: http://southwest.library.arizona.edu/barr/body.1_div.2.html

24 May 2017

Weekend Garden Project?

With the long weekend just a few days away, how about planning a nice garden spruce up project? I can't say enough great things about the staff at Civano Nursery and they are all really eager to help you figure out what you need. Their website is a virtual gardening encyclopedia so check it out!

23 May 2017

Tuesday is Tucson Trivia Day! Who was JoJo?

Anyone know if JoJo was a real person from the Beatles' "Get Back" song? I found this info on Wiki:In the 2007 film, Across the Universe, directed by Julie Taymor, most characters are named after lyrics in Beatles songs. A principal character is named Jojo, an African American who was played by Martin Luther McCoy.

22 May 2017

Cravin' Cajun?

This new(ish) restaurant, Sazerac, serves a menu influenced by New Orleans cuisine. I have always loved this location in St Philip's Plaza but several restaurants have come and gone in this same spot. I hope this one stays around! The decor has a great vibe! 

21 May 2017

A Serene Sunday ~

What a lovely spot to sit and watch the world go by! These fun mosaic tile chairs and beautiful column mural are yours to enjoy at beautiful St Philip's Plaza.