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June 2023 - Arizona Lifestyle Edit

Welcome to your June 2023 lifestyle edit! I’ve carefully curated food, drink, and event suggestions for you. My picks? North Italia for lunch or dinner, a smokey old fashion cocktail, and the Prescott Rodeo! 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

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona at Kierland Commons, North Italia Eatery has become a go-to destination for a lunch with girlfriends or an evening date with my husband. With its warm ambiance, impeccable service, and a menu that celebrates the true essence of Italian cuisine, this eatery has become one of my faves.


North Italia Eatery takes pride in its commitment to using the finest and freshest ingredients to craft their dishes. Their menu is a celebration of traditional Italian flavors, with a modern twist that showcases the culinary expertise of their talented chefs. From classic pasta dishes like Spaghetti Bolognese and Fettuccine Alfredo to mouthwatering pizzas topped with a variety of artisanal ingredients, each bite is a revelation of rich and authentic flavors. The menu is thoughtfully curated to cater to a wide range of palates, ensuring that every guest finds their perfect dish.




Drink Recipe

This month’s drink recipe is a perfect drink to celebrate with on Father’s Day.



Arizona Event Spotlight

Want to escape the Phoenix heat for a bit? This month’s event highlight includes a little getaway. Head up to explore the quaint and charming Prescott, Arizona. While you are there, visit the “World’s Oldest Rodeo.”


One of the highlights of this captivating city is its local town square, a central gathering place where history, culture, and a strong sense of community converge. As you step into the town square, you'll immediately be captivated by its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The square is adorned with towering trees, flowerbeds bursting with vibrant colors, and inviting benches that provide a tranquil respite from the bustling city. It's the perfect place to relax, people-watch, or simply soak in the ambiance.


Throughout the year, the courthouse plaza itself is a hub of activity, especially during community events and festivals. It hosts numerous celebrations throughout the year, including the world-famous Whiskey Row New Year's Eve Boot Drop, the Prescott Courthouse Lighting, and the weekly Prescott Farmer's Market. These events bring the community together and infuse the town square with an infectious energy and a sense of camaraderie.


Unique Shops and Restaurants:


Surrounding the courthouse plaza, you'll find an array of charming local shops, boutiques, and eateries. From antique stores and art galleries to specialty boutiques and souvenir shops, there's something to pique the interest of every visitor. Take a leisurely stroll along the square's sidewalks and explore the eclectic mix of offerings, which often showcase the work of local artisans and craftspeople.


When hunger strikes, you'll be spoilt for choice with the diverse culinary options available. From cozy cafes and family-owned restaurants to upscale dining establishments, Prescott's town square caters to every palate. Whether you're craving a gourmet meal, comfort food, or a quick bite, you'll find a delightful selection of eateries to satisfy your cravings. A few of my family’s favorite restaurants there are: Barley Hound, FARM Provisions, Lazy G’s Brewhouse and Papa’s Italian Restaurant.


Explore the thrills of the Prescott Rodeo


This cherished event is more than just a show; it's a testament to the resilience, courage, and camaraderie that define the cowboy spirit. The Prescott Rodeo offers a thrilling lineup of competitions that will leave you on the edge of your seat. From bull riding to barrel racing, calf roping to steer wrestling, and bronc riding to team roping, the rodeo showcases the incredible skill, courage, and athleticism of both cowboys and cowgirls. These fearless riders put their hearts and souls into their performances, creating an electrifying atmosphere that captivates spectators.


Prescott, Arizona, and its lively town square offer an enchanting blend of history, culture, and community spirit. The town square serves as the beating heart of the city, where residents and visitors come together to celebrate, connect, and appreciate the unique character of Prescott. With its historic courthouse, vibrant events, local shops, and delectable dining options, the town square encapsulates the essence of this charming city. So, whether you're a history buff, a lover of art and culture, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, a visit to Prescott's town square and the Prescott Rodeo promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories for years to come.





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 July picks coming soon!



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