Category Archives: SHOP

Last Minute Local Shopping

Stick with me kids, and your last minute holiday shopping will be a cinch! The holidays are a perfect opportunity to support local because there’s nothing cooler than hometown and handmade. Gift giving is an art, and the local makers and purveyors in […]


This time of year the sun over the Sonoran desert cuts our days short, and I can’t help but succumb to the psychological rush of the holidays. This season I am stopping to smell the cinnamon pine cones – Who doesn’t love that burn, lol? First up is 3rd […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {February} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

While everybody else is all “cupid, hearts, chocolate, Valentines”…I’m all “Flea markets, beer, cactus, cocktails, food trucks and more beer.”  Boozing festivals abound in February, so be sure to buy a box of sweets for your designated driver because it’s gonna […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {More January} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

    I can hardly believe I’m planning for February already. You’ll want to purchase tickets (and possibly book sitter) if you’re looking to attend events like the  Chocolate & Wine Experience and upcoming Arizona Beer Week.  Personally, I am spending every possible minute […]

Holiday Happenings in Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe is a hub for entertainment, food, drink and lively atmosphere. Mill Ave. has become home to some of the Valley’s hottest restaurants and plays host to a ton of can’t miss annual events. During the holidays there are a […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {October} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

Let the good times roll for the rest of October at the Arizona Taco Festival, Apache Lake Music Fest, and one event you won’t want to miss…On Thursday, October 20th, we are hosting a Charity Adult-Skate Night. The DJ will be spinning your favorite throwback tunes, […]

Local Last Minute Gift Guide

Not that you need a reminder, but Christmas is only week away and you’ve still got shopping to do. Skip the standard last minute gifts (no one wants a Slanket), and support local instead. No matter who you are shopping […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {Holiday} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

Whether you are looking to eat, drink or be merry this holiday, there are plenty of options locals love. My family makes Las Noches De Las Luminaries an annual tradition; So is a trip to Coach House to make our spirits bright. Wrap up […]

Local Lily Look Ahead { MORE OCTOBER } Drinks, Dines & Good Times

Own your October. The weather promises to be near perfect and the stress of the holidays are still weeks aways. It’s not too late to purchase passes for the Apache Lake Music Festival or to pick a perfect pumpkin at The Great Pumpkin Festival at the Desert […]