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July 2023 - Arizona Lifestyle Edit

Welcome to your July 2023 lifestyle edit! I’ve carefully curated food, drink, and event suggestions for you. My picks? Arboleda for dinner, a fun summer cocktail, and a family card game! So if you're local to Arizona or planning to visit, here's your guide through this month's must-do's & see's!

Arizona Restaurant Spotlight

If you are a foodie and enjoy Mediterranean-inspired food, you’ll want to visit Arboleda, located within Scottsdale Quarter. My husband and I tried it out for the first time on a recent date night! The restaurant has a unique menu offering as well as a relaxed and beautiful ambiance. We enjoyed the warm pita bread with the hummus and pickled veggies. Additionally, I was inspired by the design details of the restaurant. I was particularly impressed with the coved ceiling, large tree inside the middle of the restaurant, and beautiful large gridded windows leading into the kitchen.

I’d love to know if you have any recommendations for an evening out.

Drink Recipe

This month’s drink recipe is a perfect drink for summer.


As the summer sun blazes across the Arizona sky, the scorching temperatures can make it challenging to find enjoyable outdoor activities. However, there's no need to let the heat dampen your spirits! For this month’s event, I am sharing an activity my family has enjoyed doing together. Gather your family and get ready for some indoor excitement with a classic card game called Skip Bo. This entertaining and strategic game will not only help you beat the heat but also create lasting memories and strengthen family bonds. So, grab a deck of Skip Bo cards, turn up the air conditioning, and let the games begin!

A Brief Introduction to Skip Bo:

Skip Bo is a popular card game that combines elements of strategy, luck, and a dash of friendly competition. The objective of the game is to be the first player to play all the cards in their personal stockpile. It is suitable for players aged seven and up, making it an ideal choice for family game nights.

Fun for the Whole Family:

Skip Bo offers endless fun and entertainment for all ages. The game's strategic elements challenge older players, while younger ones can learn valuable skills like counting, sequencing, and planning. The simplicity of the game rules allows everyone to participate and enjoy the experience together, fostering a sense of camaraderie and healthy competition.

Creating a Cozy Indoor Atmosphere:

Transform your living room into the perfect gaming haven by setting up a comfortable playing area. Gather pillows, blankets, and cushions to create a cozy and inviting space. Dim the lights, play some fun background music, and make sure the air conditioning is set to a cool temperature. Create an atmosphere that will make everyone forget about the sweltering heat outside.

Don't let the Arizona summer heat hinder your family's quest for fun and togetherness. Embrace the opportunity to stay indoors and engage with the family. By playing this classic card game, you can beat the heat, sharpen your strategic skills, and enjoy precious moments with your loved ones. So, gather your family, shuffle the cards, and let the Skip Bo adventure begin!

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Whether you’re a Phoenix or Scottsdale local or planning to visit Arizona, my restaurant pick and recommended activities are sure to give you an unforgettable experience! Stay tuned for my August picks coming soon!


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