Celebrating Valentine’s Day

It’s February, which means that Valentine’s Day is looming on the horizon. No matter what your relationship status, Valentine’s Day can bring a lot of pressure, and you want to get it right. Happily, whether you’re in Phoenix or Tucson, there are things you can do to impress your partner.

Personalizing Your Space

Thanks to sub-zero temperatures, much of the country is homebound in January. Being stuck indoors, it’s become an after-holiday tradition to redecorate the home in which the winter has made you a prisoner. While that’s not an issue in sunny, warm Arizona, January is still a good time to look at your living space, no matter how beautiful, and consider changing it up with a fresh look for the new year.

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year and, like many people, you may be making resolutions for 2017. It’s human nature to view the year ahead as a clean slate; a time to accomplish all the things you didn’t get done last year. But resolutions made in January are often forgotten by Groundhog’s Day. So, this year, what can you do differently to ensure that, when December arrives, you’ll have kept your resolutions and accomplished your goals? There are several steps that can be taken to improve your chances of success.

Delicious Holiday Cocktails

Whether you’re having guests, or you’re spending the holiday alone, at some point you may want to imbibe in a festive holiday cocktail. What gives a beverage its holiday appeal? Cocktails crafted specifically for end-of-year celebrating usually have flavors of the season—like pumpkin, peppermint, cranberry, or apple pie—which, while unusual, are a delightful treat.

Your Weekend Reward—A Fabulous Brunch

If there is a perfect meal, it would have to be brunch. Mixing the best elements of breakfast and lunch, and served at a time that considers the relaxing nature of weekends, a good brunch is a meal to be savored. It’s your reward for having worked all week.

5 Holiday Entertaining Tips for Encantada Residents

Bring happiness and joy to your luxury apartment this holiday, no matter what the size of your living space. It’s a time to get together with loved ones and make memories. Hosting people at your home can be done in a manner that makes the most of your space with just a few simple adjustments.

Autumn in Sunny and Warm Arizona

It’s that time of year when friends and relatives from other states begin complaining about the cold and snow. As we luxuriate in the warmth of an Arizona winter, we can celebrate our good fortune and wise choices by engaging in the many events that Phoenix and Tucson have to offer.

3 Inexpensive DIY Projects for Home to Transform Your Space

Home do-it-yourself projects are a low-cost and fun way to transform your favorite spaces around the house. After all, your home is also your sanctuary so take the opportunity to add a personal touch with these three inexpensive and easy DIY projects. Ideal for everyone, from the novice to a professional handyman, these tasks are easy to tackle but make a big impact.

Best Date Night Ideas for a Romantic Friday

When the workweek is over, most people are happy to unwind. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or a quiet night in, Friday nights are ideal for a romantic evening with your special someone.

Get Up Close & Personal with the Desert Around You

Arizona is a treasure trove of natural and cultural beauties. The Sonoran Desert is the hottest of the North American deserts and covers more than 100,000 square miles. In addition to the high temperatures, the Sonoran Desert also gets more rainfall than any other desert, which can bring a cool respite to the heat. The animals and plants found in Southern Arizona are suited perfectly to this environment.

Whether you’re new to the area or a long-time resident, exploring the landscape around you can be informative and relaxing. There’s always something to see in our great outdoors, whether you reside in Phoenix or Tucson.