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November - Arizona Lifestyle Edit

Welcome to your November 2023 lifestyle edit! I’ve carefully curated food, drink, and event suggestions for you. My picks? a Newport, CA restaurant, Cave Creek Art & Wine Festival, and a Honeycrisp Apple Mimiosa.

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Drink Recipe

Honeycrisp apple mimosa

A drink recipe perfect for a Holiday gathering



Prosecco OR Champagne

Honeycrisp Apple Juice or Apple Cider


Honeycrisp Apple slice

Carmel Sauce




Put a small amount of carmel sauce onto a small plate

Mix a spoonful of sugar and several dashes of cinnamon together in a small bowl

Dip Flute glass in carmel sauce and then into cinnamon sugar mixture

Fill flute glass with prosecco

Add a splash of Apple juice or cider

Add slice apple wedge onto edge of glass


honeycrisp apple mimosa recipe

Featured Restaurant

Exquisite Coastal Dining: Unveiling the Culinary Charms of Palmilla in Newport, CA

3110 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

This past month I traveled to Newport Beach, California and dined at Palmilla. Palmilla stands as a beacon of elevated coastal dining, offering an exceptional blend of flavors, ambiance, and hospitality. This restaurant provides an opportunity to experience the epitome of Mexican-inspired cuisine amidst the picturesque shores of the Pacific.

Upon setting foot in Palmilla, I was immediately in awe and embraced by an ambiance that had me taking in all of the design details. The restaurant's décor seamlessly marries coastal elegance with a touch of contemporary Tulum vibes, evoking a sense of relaxed luxury that complements the surrounding Newport Beach area.

But it's not merely the aesthetic allure that makes Palmilla an unforgettable dining destination; it's the culinary artistry that also stole the show. The menu is a carefully curated symphony of traditional Mexican flavors and innovative, modern techniques. Each dish tells a story, a narrative woven with the freshest ingredients and a dedication to authenticity.

One of Palmilla's standout features is its commitment to using locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients, ensuring that every bite bursts with flavor and freshness. The chefs transforms these elements into culinary masterpieces that tantalize the taste buds and leave an indelible mark on the palate.

The menu at Palmilla is a tantalizing journey through the diverse landscapes of Mexican cuisine. From the savory and spicy notes of street-style tacos to the rich, complex flavors of mole sauces, each dish is a celebration of Mexico's rich culinary heritage.

The bar at Palmilla deserves its own accolades. Expert mixologists craft signature cocktails that perfectly complement the vibrant cuisine. From zesty margaritas to innovative tequila infusions, the drink selection here is an experience in itself.

Beyond the culinary excellence, Palmilla's service is a testament to its dedication to providing a complete and unforgettable dining experience. The staff exudes warmth and professionalism, adding an extra layer of hospitality that complements the restaurant's exquisite cuisine.

The breathtaking outdoor patio at Palmilla offers a serene backdrop for indulging in an afternoon of delightful dining. We were treated not only to exceptional meals but also to stunning views that capture the essence of Tulum and coastal living.

Palmilla isn't just a restaurant; it's an experience. Whether it's a casual evening with friends, a romantic dinner for two, or a special brunch celebration, Palmilla caters to a myriad of occasions and offers an unparalleled dining adventure in Newport Beach.

In conclusion, Palmilla in Newport, CA, is a hidden gem that offers a sensory journey through the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine, a haven where exceptional food, impeccable service, and a captivating ambiance converge to create an experience that's truly unforgettable. For those seeking a blend of coastal charm and culinary excellence, Palmilla stands as a beacon of fine dining in the heart of Newport Beach.

palmilla restaurant review

Featured Arizona Event

Celebrating Creativity and Flavors: Cave Creek Art and Wine Festival November 17th - 19th, 2023

The enchanting blend of artistry and the indulgence of fine wine is set to grace the beautiful town of Cave Creek once again this November. The much-anticipated Cave Creek Art and Wine Festival is poised to transform the picturesque setting into a vibrant hub of creative expression and delectable flavors. As the event approaches, art enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs, and those seeking a delightful experience are eagerly anticipating the cultural extravaganza.

A Fusion of Art and Culture

Set against the stunning backdrop of the desert landscape, the Cave Creek Art and Wine Festival is not merely a congregation of art and wine; it's a celebration of diverse forms of artistic expression. Local and national artists come together to display their works, ranging from paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography, and more. This eclectic collection offers a glimpse into the vast spectrum of creativity, providing visitors with an opportunity to witness and appreciate the artistic ingenuity in various forms.

Artistic Diversity

The festival boasts a remarkable array of artistic styles and mediums, from traditional to contemporary, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Visitors can explore and engage with the artists, gaining insight into their creative processes and inspirations. The interactive nature of the festival fosters a unique connection between creators and their audience, creating a dynamic and immersive experience.

Wine Tasting Extravaganza

Complementing the artistic feast is the indulgence of exquisite wines. The festival presents a selection of locally crafted and internationally acclaimed wines for attendees to sample and savor. From robust reds to crisp whites, the wine tasting sessions provide a delightful journey through a palate-pleasing assortment, catering to both seasoned wine enthusiasts and novices alike.

Cultural Delights and Beyond

Beyond the art and wine, the festival promises an array of cultural experiences. Live music performances, culinary delights from local food vendors, interactive workshops, and engaging activities for all ages will add layers of vibrancy and excitement to the event. The amalgamation of visual art, live music, and culinary delights creates a sensory tapestry that entices and captivates.

Embracing Community and Creativity

More than just an event, the Cave Creek Art and Wine Festival is a celebration of community spirit and creativity. It provides a platform for artists to showcase their talents and for local businesses to flourish, fostering a sense of togetherness and supporting the local creative ecosystem.

Get Ready to Immerse Yourself

Whether you're an art enthusiast, a wine lover, or someone seeking an experience that stimulates the senses, the Cave Creek Art and Wine Festival promises an immersive journey through creativity and flavors.

Mark your calendars for November 17th-19th and prepare to immerse yourself in the synergy of art and wine in the heart of Cave Creek this November. Let the beauty of artistic expressions and the richness of fine wines enchant and inspire you. Don't miss out on this extraordinary celebration of culture and creativity!

cave creek art and wine festival review

Stay tuned for my December picks coming soon!


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