Bisbee Breakfast Club is Tucson’s SATC

 

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If you ever watched Sex and The City, you’ll remember that Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda would always meet for brunch or breakfast in these simple little diners where they would dish about their love lives and eat. That, essentially, is Bisbee Breakfast Club, an unassuming little diner with delicious comfort food that now has multiple locations in Tucson, Mesa and Bisbee.

Kind staff, yummy pancakes and bacon and one very tasty, grilled cheese sandwich greeted us at our first visit there and now, it just doesn’t seem like a proper weekend unless we eat there. Plus, I love the little nods to Tucson at the Sunrise and Swan location.

Soma Makes a Killer Maxi Dress

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A few years ago, my friend J was wearing the most elegant, simple, flattering black maxi dress to school drop-off. I demanded to know where she found such a perfect dress and to my surprise, she said Soma Intimates! Yeah, the bra store at La Encantada!

I immediately bought the same dress and have since gifted it to others. It’s my favorite. I wear it at least once a week, no joke. It has a built in bra…..magic. And, the rest of it hides everything I don’t want to see. It can be dressed up or down and is so forgiving, I actually don’t think I need to diet on the days I wear it. My dress-gifted friends also tell me they wear the dress all the time.

So, the Tucson store may not have as many options as the website. I recently checked and found several maxi dresses, ranging in price from $54.99 to $89.99. But, you must read the product description to make sure the dress carries these magic words: “Removable cups for soft support and modesty.”

 

Hostess with the Mostest

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One of the best hostess/housewarming presents I ever received was a basket of luxurious hand soap, a candle and monogrammed hand towels. It was like someone finally guessed the staples that we all really need, but sometimes don’t buy for ourselves….like socks. I have since copied her and always gift these same personalized towels, which are actually napkins that you can buy at Tuesday Morning for $4.99. Which, by the way, I also buy in bulk for my own guest bathroom. Of course, you can buy more expensive versions from Etsy and Ballard Designs, but in a pinch, these are amazing.

Tubac Golf Resort: Arizona’s Hidden Gem

Tubac Golf Resort is my favorite escape in southern Arizona. Just driving through the gates, about 45 miles south of Tucson, makes my anxiety disappear and my heart smile. From the frosty margaritas to the tiny but decadent spa, the towering trees and the rustic grounds. This is the most special place! Tin Cup was filmed here. There are saddles to sit on in the bar. Did I mention the margaritas?

The spa has a cute little shop of skin and makeup products, including Eminence of Hungary, Tocca perfumes, Aveda and Jane Iredale, but Tubac Golf Resort is the one place where the room beauty products (shampoo, conditioner, lotion) smell just as luxurious. I hoard them.