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Publié le Fév 26, 2020 sur Arizona (English), Boire | 0 Commentaires

Discover Arizona wines and vineyards

Discover Arizona wines and vineyards

  I was reading in Vogue an article about how Arizona is now producing great wines and it got me curious, as I had never tried any of them before. After a research on Arizona wines, I contacted a few selected vineyards to try some of their products. I was pretty amazed and pleased by the ones I got to try. Ready? Here they are!     Today, I am telling you about three Arizona vineyards and some of their products I tried. I loved it so much in fact that my next step will be to visit some of them for a full wine tasting experience, which, I am sure of it, will be an another amazing Arizona moment. When I do, I promise I’ll tell you more details about each one of them and why you should go visit them. For now, let me make a first introduction here with this article.   Pillsbury Wine Company & Vineyard 6450 South Bennett Place, ​Willcox, AZ www.pillsburywine.com The Pillsbury...

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Publié le Jan 21, 2020 sur Arizona (English) | 0 Commentaires

What to do in Tucson, Arizona – my Top 10!

What to do in Tucson, Arizona – my Top 10!

  I have been coming to Tucson with my husband for about 10 years, now spending about 5 months a year here and it’s just wonderful! Being from Montreal in Canada, I particularly enjoy escaping the winter; yes, I am a snowbird! To read more about our story, clic here. Here is my Top 10 of what to do in Tucson at this point!     1. Hike in the mountains Hiking is definitely one of my favorite things to do in Arizona. It keeps you healthy and the views are amazing! There are many options, and some of my favorites are : Catalina State Park (all the trails), Finger Rock Trail (and Pontatoc Trail) and Pima Canyon. Sabino Canyon is also a very popular one (and also a very easy walk).     There are countless more that I don’t know about yet! Google them and you’ll find easily how to get there. For Catalina State Park, you’ll be charge $7.00 per vehicle. The other ones are free...

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Publié le Fév 22, 2019 sur Arizona (English), Voyager (Bilingual) | 0 Commentaires

Horseback riding in Tucson, at the Saguaro National Park

Horseback riding in Tucson, at the Saguaro National Park

  Horseback riding in Tucson’s desert had been on my bucket list for years! I can hardly believed I have been coming here for 8 years now and never tried it before. After checking out some of the options available in Tucson, I decided to contact Houston’s Horseback Riding to try one of their two hours long tour.     One of the thing that attracted me to this tour is that they take you in the beautiful Saguaro National Park in the Tanque Verde Valley. It’s a sight you wont forget. So I drove there with my sister, who was visiting me, on a beautiful sunny afternoon of February.     This small ranch has a lot of personality. Driving into the front entrance, you can see all kind of antiques displayed on the property. As soon as I met the owner, Bobbi Houston, I knew my sister and I were in very good hands! Her smile is contagious and she is obviously passionate about what she is...

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Publié le Jan 9, 2019 sur Arizona (English) | 2 Commentaires

My top 10 decor elements of the moment for a fabulous home!

My top 10 decor elements of the moment for a fabulous home!

  I am currently in Tucson, Arizona, for the next three months or so. During my stay, one of my project is to completely furnish a three bedrooms house and to turn it later into a high end short-term rental retreat in the desert. To know a little bit more about the project, you can have a look at this article. Here, I want to share with you my Top 10 decor elements of the moment.     In a soon to come article, I’d like to tell you more about my goal to furnish the whole house for less then $2,500 (that’s three bedrooms, a fairly large living room, dinning room, plus the kitchen and two bathrooms). And when I say furnish, I mean everything; from the beds to the couch, to the the silverware, the plates, the cups, etc. Will I be able to reach my goal? So far, so good! For now, here are some of my favorite things to shop for the house. This is what...

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Publié le Nov 17, 2018 sur Arizona (English), Voyager (Bilingual) | 3 Commentaires

Arizona, here I come – or the story of a French Canadian escaping winter!

Arizona, here I come – or the story of a French Canadian escaping winter!

  As some of you already know, my hubby and I will be spending the winter basking in the Arizona sun! No snow storm or ice for us this year! True enough, we didn’t have any last year either, as we spend a whole 9 months in Taiwan. What can I say?! This is a life choice we made a while ago and we decided to make it happen! This year it’s gonna be sun, cactus and palm trees, sitting by the pool (and not IN it as the water is unfortunately too cold in winter to swim in) and hiking in the mountains while watching out for rattle snakes!     Oh and YES, I’ll be working (for my Montreal’s clients), as all I need is my laptop, my iPhone and some wifi in order to make a living (see how I did that here). We are gonna spend those few months in a charming house in Oro Valley (right next to Tucson) with a pretty blue door....

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Publié le Août 8, 2017 sur Arizona (English), Voyager (Bilingual) | 6 Commentaires

5 choses à faire à Tucson, Arizona

5 choses à faire à Tucson, Arizona

  Chaque année, j’ai la chance de passer du temps à Tucson, en Arizona. J’y vais normalement deux à trois fois par année, pour accompagner Ethan (qui est président d’une association dont le bureau-chef est là-bas) et pour voir ma belle-maman Susan et son mari Phil qui y habitent. Le désert autour de Tucson est unique; c’est là, et uniquement là, qu’on retrouve les fameux cactus Saguaro (qui me rappelle les films de cowboys et les dessins animés de Lucky Luke).     Des douzaines et douzaines de films du farwest ont d’ailleurs été tournés ici. L’hiver, la température est plaisante et confortable (entre 20 et 30 degrés Celcius environ durant le jour, parfois plus frais le soir) et l’été, c’est très chaud : entre 30 et 40 degrés Celcius à l’ombre, donc au soleil, on cuit!     Le printemps aussi est magique, avec ses fleurs jaunes, bleues et mauves. L’été, tout est vert! Bref, peu importe la saison, je vous recommande chaleureusement une visite si vous en...

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