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May- Arizona Lifestyle Edit

Hello, design enthusiasts!


As the sun stretches its golden rays over the horizon and the days grow longer, there's an unmistakable buzz in the air – summer is on the horizon! With warmer weather and longer days come endless opportunities for adventure, relaxation, and creating unforgettable memories.


In this month's Arizona lifestyle edit, we're diving into the essence of summer living, from designing a tranquil sanctuary for the kids to our favorite travel essentials and a tantalizing local restaurant spotlight. So, grab your sunglasses and let's embark on a journey of inspiration and discovery as we embrace the joys of summer.





Monthly Mocktail Recipe: Citrus Hibiscus Rose Delight


For those looking to toast to summer, here is a delicious mocktail, the Hibiscus Rose Spritz, a refreshing concoction that's as delightful as it is Instagram-worthy. Whether you're gathering with friends or treating your family to a memorable meal, cheers to completing another school year and creating an unforgettable summer ahead.



Ingredients:


  •  3 oz (90 ml) chilled hibiscus tea (recommended to double the strength of the tea (so use 2 teabags or a double scoop of loose leaf tea) 

  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (monk fruit, honey, maple syrup or your sweetener of choice is fine)

  • 1 oz (30 ml) orange juice

  •  1/4 teaspoon rose water (We used Hibiscus Rose Kombucha)

  •  Top with sparkling water or non-alcoholic rosé (We used SanPellegrino) 

  • Optional: rose petal rim

Instructions:

  • Prepare your tea and strain. Add your sweetener of choice while the tea is still warm . Set aside to chill. Fill a spritz glass with ice and pour in hibiscus tea, orange juice and rose water. Top with sparkling water or alcohol-free rosé. Stir gently and serve.


mocktail recipe | diamonds in the desert design





Featured Arizona Restaurant: Little Snitch


Little Snitch

8700 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite 106, Scottsdale, AZ 85255


First up on the menu is a tantalizing addition to North Scottsdale's culinary landscape – Little Snitch. This recently opened gem promises an exquisite brunch experience. With its charming ambiance and delicious cuisine, it's the perfect spot to treat your mom or gather your girlfriends for a memorable Mother's Day celebration. From the fresh baked goods to made-to-order delights, every dish at Little Snitch tells a story of culinary craftsmanship.



Travel Highlight: Gearing Up for Summer Travel


As the end of the school year is quickly approaching, thoughts inevitably turn to summer adventures. Whether you’re planning a beach getaway or a cultural exploration, it’s essential to pack wisely. Here are a few of my favorite travel essentials:


  1. Weekender Bag: The Weekender bag has revolutionized my travels, enabling me to bid farewell to checked baggage as it effortlessly accommodates all my essentials including toiletries, hair products, laptop, snacks, purse, and shoes, ensuring I'm always prepared for any journey.

  2. Suitcase: Elevate your travel experience with the Beis Carry-On Roller, a sleek and durable suitcase designed to seamlessly blend style and functionality, making it your go-to companion for all your adventures.

  3. Compression Packing Bags: Maximize space with compression packing bags, designed to neatly organize and compress clothing items for efficient packing.

  4. Portable Charger: Don't let a drained battery dampen your adventures. Invest in a reliable portable charger to keep your devices powered up wherever you roam.

  5. Foldable Backpack or Tote Bag: Perfect for impromptu shopping sprees or beach days, a foldable tote bag takes up minimal space in your luggage and comes in handy for carrying souvenirs.

  6. Versatile Purse: A lightweight bag that can either be worn as a fanny bag, crossbody bag, or shoulder bag with a detachable/adjustable/interchangeable strap. 

  7. Leather Hat Clutch Holder: The leather hat holder offers a stylish and practical solution for travelers by securely attaching hats to the outside of luggage, ensuring they remain protected and easily accessible throughout the journey.

  8. Large Capacity Cosmetic Bag: A stylish cosmetic bag accommodates all your full size beauty essentials while on the go.  

  9. Cosmetic Bag with hook: A hangable cosmetic bag allows you to hang the bag on a hook to save counter space.





Styling Tip: Designing a Creative Haven for Kids


As summer beckons, it's the perfect time to transform your children's space into a vibrant and inviting sanctuary where they can play, learn, and dream to their heart's content. Incorporating bright colors, playful patterns, and whimsical accents can instantly elevate their room into a summer wonderland. Consider adding versatile storage solutions like colorful bins or woven baskets to keep toys and books organized while adding a decorative touch. Incorporating indoor plants or nature-inspired wall decals can bring the outdoors in, fostering a sense of connection to the natural world. And don't forget to carve out a cozy reading nook where they can escape into their favorite books and let their imaginations soar. By infusing their space with warmth, creativity, and comfort, you'll create a summer haven that sparks joy and inspires endless adventures.



diamonds in the desert design | kid's space inspiration



 

May is a time of renewal, celebration, and anticipation – a time to cherish the moments spent with loved ones and embark on exciting new adventures. Whether you're creating a summer sanctuary for the kids, packing your bags for exciting travels, or exploring the vibrant culinary scene in your own backyard, may this season be filled with laughter, love, and endless possibilities. I hope this month brings you joy, inspiration, and unforgettable memories.


Until next time, happy designing and bon appétit!


Stay tuned for my June picks!



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