Category Archives: THINGS TO DO


It ain’t all bad… If you’re a margarita glass half-full kinda person, then at least you know that the heat and humidity probably won’t get much worse until it starts to get better – and that’s only about 6 more weeks. Besides, there’s […]

Damn Good Date Ideas for Summer

  Planning the perfect date during mild months can prove tricky, and things only get worse when the weather warms to 100+ degrees. But don’t despair, there is still plenty of cool stuff do with your boo. From cult classic […]

Stick to Where the Sun Don’t Shine

When all else fails, go underground. The Valley is peppered with cold speakeasies and dark hole-in-the-wall spots offering tall, icy drinks and respite from the summer sun. Here are a few places where we seek seasonal salvation…   Rokerij in Arcadia /Phoenix […]

Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts

This weekend Downtown Tempe welcomes back the annual Spring Festival of the Arts for its 40th year. Personally, I’m due for a day of sunshine, live music, street entertainers and shopping artist booths from all over. I’m told this year there will be over 300 artists filling Mill […]

The Cocktail Society: Friday, April 7

Get your tickets for an event you will not want to miss…The Cocktail Society is invading the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center (7380 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ) on Friday, April 7th from 7-11 p.m. The best party you’ve never been too, […]

Damn Good Date Ideas

Date night typically sounds like something to get excited about, but the pressure of combining romance and spontaneity is enough to paralyze most anyone’s plans. While everyone appreciates well-orchestrated outing with their sweetheart, we all know too well that the […]

Nirvana: The hot new culinary fest to plan for

By now may have heard the buzz about the latest project Sanctuary has been working on, Nirvana. Not your run-of-the-mill food fest, Nirvana promises to be an event as posh as the resort itself. Mark your calendars for April 27-30, […]

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

March is what dreams are made of.  Baseball, beer, and more food and music festivals than any gainfully employed adult could attend in one month. The Spring fever hits hardest when I stare past the cold screen of my laptop, to the soft sunshine […]

Live Music Series in Downtown Tempe

There was never a better time to wind down your week in Downtown Tempe. Beyond the Bricks | Thursday Night Live is a perfect way to make the most of this amazing Spring weather. Give me cool nights, free live music, […]

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 […]