Every Christmas the pastry chef at the Arizona Inn creates a "mini Inn" as a fun display in the lobby. Sometimes little jokes are inserted to delight careful viewers. One year there was a tiny giraffe nibbling on the house. I have NO IDEA why they made this year's icing such a dreadful orange! The inn is more of a pink color.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (:
Agree with the color choice. Is the little joke the snow and the outside ice skaters? I see outdoor rinks on peoples lawns here but doubt it gets cold enough for one there.ReplyDelete
Yes, definitely! Tucson once had an indoor ice skating rink and I think that closed. Maybe Tucson natives don't know how to ice skate! (:ReplyDelete
I'm a Tucson native and do not know how to ice skate. When my daughter was little, my husband told me we need to get her on the ice because everyone that grows up in Massachusetts knows how to skate. She learned and can go with her friends to the rinks. I can think of 3 rinks within 5 miles of our house. I only knew of one in Tucson but went to an ice capades show at the TCC when I was young.ReplyDelete
Yes, the structure of the Gingerbread Arizona Inn is wonderful- that's a difficult building to put together and not have collapse after the roof has been covered with those tasty wafers...I've made some simple houses and my icing glue hardly ever worked, so I ended up with a lot of geometric gingerbread cookies haha!...but you are so right about that dreadful orange - compare it to the last picture in your post of their gorgeous tree in the library and you can see the beautiful pink of the patio wall through the window - somebody grabbed the wrong edible paint pot!!ReplyDelete
P.S. I just had an 'aha' moment: that's not orange, it's supposed to be adobe colored!! Traditional, but not the Inn!ReplyDelete
To me it looks like the orange they use for those directional traffic cones!ReplyDelete