The Valley of the Moon

In the heart of Tucson, there is a magical place called the Valley of the Moon.  This unique area was built by George Phar Legler in the 1920s.  He wanted to create a place that would appeal to the imaginations of children and would promote mental and spiritual healing to visitors of all ages.  Legler believed in […]


What do the Shakespearean plays Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, Julius Caesar, Henry IV,Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Richard II all have in common? Why they all contain astrological references! You have the opportunity to “. . . meet a colorful cast of Renaissance thinkers, including Thomas Digges, who published the first English account of the “new […]

Second Saturdays in Tucson!

Stay at the Adobe Rose Inn and take the streetcar to Second Saturdays downtown!  Avoid parking and traffic hassles and indulge in that second drink because you won’t have to do any driving.  The Adobe Rose is within walking distance of the streetcar. What is Second Saturdays?? Check it out at here.  It’s outdoor entertainment that is […]

Tucson Designated UNESCO World City of Gastronomy

Which US city won an award for being one of the best gastronomy centers in the world?  Why Tucson, of course. Tucson was designated a World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), becoming the first city in the United States to receive such a designation. Check it out at here. […]

Breakfast for omnivores, dairy-free people gluten-free people, vegetarians and vegans

Are you loath to make more than one entry even though your guest list contains more than one person with dietary restrictions?  The following recipe, served often for breakfast at the Adobe Rose Inn, will please everyone.  Its presentation, not only its delicious blend of flavors, resonates well with our guests. Polenta Tomato Basil Stack […]

Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Gala

What’s the Adobe Rose Inn’s choice for a New Year’s Eve celebration? Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Gala Where are the top 10 places to spend New Year’s Eve?  According to National Geographic, those places world-wide are: 10. –  Sydney, Australia 9. – Christmas Island in the South Pacific 8. – Tokyo, Japan 7. – […]

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Just when you think you’ve missed the Gallery in the Sun because you’ve driven too far, you’ll see a small sign on the east side of the road announcing its presence.  Once at the Gallery, you’ll discover the art and architect of Ted DeGrazia.  Renown for his paintings of children and ceremonies indigenous to the […]

La Fiesta de Tumacácori

It’s Free! Saturday, December 6th, 2015: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7th, 2015: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. In recognition and celebration of the many cultures that historically and presently are associated with the Santa Cruz Valley, the Tumacácori Fiesta presents traditional aspects of these cultures. The fiesta features approximately fifty food and […]

All Souls Procession Weekend

Thanks to Tucson Artist, Susan Johnson, Tucson is now home to the largest, most inclusive public ceremony in North America.  Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos celebration was Johnson’s muse.  In 1990, Johnson was grieving the loss of her father.  She created a ceremonial performance piece which was well-received in Tucson.  The performance piece has evolved […]

Squash For Breakfast?

Fall’s on its way, although those of you in the Southwest may find it little hard to believe as the temperatures still hover around 100° Fahrenheit.   A perfect summer-light breakfast or quick and easy dinner with a Fall taste is a plate of roasted butternut squash topped with avocado and a little bacon (yes, a […]