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December - Arizona Lifestyle Edit

Welcome to your December 2023 lifestyle edit! I’ve carefully curated food, drink, and event suggestions for you. My picks? a White Christmas Margarita, Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale, and Enchant Christmas in Scottsdale.

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Drink Recipe

White Christmas Margarita by Joyful Healthy Eats

The perfect recipe that can be made ahead and served at a holiday party!


18 oz. coconut milk (in can)

6 oz. coconut water

6 oz. grand marnier

9 oz. silver tequila

1/2 cup lime juice

3 tablespoons agave syrup

3 oz simple syrup

Garnish: fresh or frozen cranberries, lime slices and rosemary sprigs


In a large pitcher, add full fat coconut milk, coconut water, grand marnier, silver tequila, lime juice, agave syrup, and simple syrup.

Using a whisk stir everything together until coconut milk no longer separates.

Serve over ice.

Garnish with fresh cranberries, lime slices and rosemary sprig.


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Featured Restaurant

Cafe Monarch

6939 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Celebrating the end of the year or a special occasion? Café Monarch in Scottsdale, Arizona, is renowned for offering an intimate and upscale dining experience. Nestled in Old Town Scottsdale, the restaurant is known for its charming ambiance, elegant decor, and a lush garden setting that creates a luxurious atmosphere. Café Monarch is celebrated for its seasonally inspired, prix-fixe menus that showcase fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We had the most incredible evening with outstanding service, a delicious meal and great conversation. If you are looking for a place to go for your next celebration dinner, I highly recommend Cafe Monarch!

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Featured Arizona Event

Enchanting Christmas Magic in the Desert: Experience the Holidays at Enchant in Scottsdale, AZ

7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Scottsdale, Arizona, may be known for its warm desert landscapes, but during the holiday season, it transforms into a magical wonderland of lights, festive cheer, and enchanting experiences. At the heart of this seasonal transformation is "Enchant," an immersive Christmas experience that captures the spirit of the holidays in the desert. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through the enchanting Christmas magic that awaits you at Enchant in Scottsdale.

The Magical Lightscape:

As the sun sets over the Sonoran Desert, Enchant comes alive with a spectacular lightscape that transforms the landscape into a mesmerizing world of color and brilliance. Millions of twinkling lights are carefully woven into the desert flora, creating a dazzling display that is as unique as it is enchanting. The cacti and palm trees adorned with festive lights provide a stunning backdrop for an evening filled with holiday joy.

Ice Skating Under the Stars:

One of the highlights of Enchant's Christmas experience is the outdoor ice skating rink. Imagine gliding across the ice under the vast Arizona sky, surrounded by the magical glow of holiday lights. The combination of the desert setting and the seasonal festivities creates a truly one-of-a-kind ice skating experience that is both festive and surreal.

Santa's Village and Holiday Market:

Enchant brings the North Pole to the Southwest with its enchanting Santa's Village. Families can visit Santa Claus himself, share their holiday wishes, and capture the moment with a keepsake photo. The adjacent holiday market offers a curated selection of unique gifts, crafts, and seasonal treats, providing the perfect opportunity to find that special something for everyone on your Christmas list.

Live Entertainment and Festive Performances:

Enchant is not just about the visuals; it's a multisensory experience that includes live entertainment and festive performances. From carolers spreading holiday cheer to live music performances and theatrical productions, Enchant's entertainment lineup adds an extra layer of magic to your Christmas experience. Be sure to check the schedule for special performances during your visit.

Seasonal Treats and Culinary Delights:

The holidays are a time for indulgence, and Enchant doesn't disappoint when it comes to culinary delights. Explore the array of food and beverage options that celebrate the flavors of the season. From hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies to savory holiday-inspired dishes, Enchant offers a festive feast for the senses.

Enchant in Scottsdale, Arizona, transforms the desert landscape into a winter wonderland, creating a Christmas experience like no other. Whether you're skating under the stars, visiting Santa's Village, or simply basking in the glow of millions of twinkling lights, Enchant captures the magic of the season and invites you to create lasting holiday memories in the heart of the Southwest. Make this year's Christmas celebration extra special by immersing yourself in the enchanting holiday spirit of Scottsdale's unique and magical oasis.

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Stay tuned for my January picks coming soon!


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