Author: Stacey Gregory

South-of-the-Border Sweet Treats

An Hispanic woman smiles as she leans over a counter covered with fresh fruits.

By C. Jill Hofer Visitors and residents agree. In Tucson, life is sweet. Picture-perfect weather, arts, music, culture, nature, and abundant culinary choices make Tucson a top spot to live and vacation. It doesn’t hurt to have easy access to many treats from south of the border without leaving the Old Pueblo. Explore a world… Read more »

The People of Tucson: Fitness Instructor Ron Holland

TUCSONANS PUT THEIR SPIN ON PLACES TO VISIT. By Stacey Gregory After a distinguished career in the United States Air Force — where he trained SWAT members and helped overweight airmen meet physical fitness standards — Ron Holland looked for a warm place to retire. Tucson’s intimate community feel was just what this officer ordered,… Read more »

The People of Tucson: Wine Importer Dale Ott

TUCSONANS PUT THEIR SPIN ON PLACES TO VISIT. By Stacey Gregory Dale Ott knows the alcohol and spirits business. This fifth-generation Arizonan grew up on a little farm in Coolidge, Arizona, before arriving in Tucson for college. She left and came back five times — the sixth time, she thought she might as well stay…. Read more »

The People of Tucson: Photographer Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli

TUCSONANS PUT THEIR SPIN ON PLACES TO VISIT. By Stacey Gregory Tucked away in a Tucson neighborhood is a magical home where almost life-size dinosaurs made of weathering steel stand guard over a firepit encircled by sheered-in-half clawfoot bathtubs for benches. Inside resides photographer and artist Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli and his trusty perrito Petey. Originally… Read more »

Cool Escapes

A family gathers on the top of a rock overlooking the Tucson landscape

Discover Daytrips to Higher Elevations and Even Waterfalls By Heather Wuelpern Whether you are visiting Tucson for the first time or have lived here for decades, elevating your Tucson experience by venturing out to nearby areas not only can help beat the heat, but you will see some of Mother Nature’s most superb work. Go… Read more »

Meet the Muralist: Pen Macias

By Bellah Nelson  Pen Macias is a mother and a muralist, with several pieces around Tucson and a growing collection of paper arts like stickers and prints. Originally from Alabama, Macias moved to Tucson at 19 years old and never expected it to become her forever home.  The culture, the people, the community, and the… Read more »

English Rose Skincare

A collection of English Rose skincare products, including jars, tins, spray bottles, bar soap and linen bags with potpourri

Locally sourced and handcrafted in Tucson by Aesthetic Apothecary By Stacey Gregory More and more people are switching to organic skincare products. When in Tucson, get your hands on the English Rose skincare line by Aesthetic Apothecary. Creator Tess Robin worked with Ricky English of English Salon Spa to develop the line from locally sourced… Read more »

The People of Tucson: Wilbur, The University of Arizona Mascot

The People of Tucson put their spin on places to visit. Words and Photography by Evan Zavitz Bear down, Arizona! Whether you are a Tucsonan or just passing through the Old Pueblo, it’s hard to miss the fun-loving spirit that surrounds The University of Arizona. Who better to give visitors the lowdown than The University… Read more »

The People of Tucson: Artist, Nadia Hagen-Onuktav

The People of Tucson put their spin on places to visit. By Stacey Gregory When you’re looking for inspirational places to explore around Tucson, who better to share insights than artist, designer, choreographer, and creator Nadia Hagen-Onuktav? This Tucson transplant was born and raised in New York City, moved to the West Coast, and discovered… Read more »