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21
Nov 16

The Perfect Soundtrack to Your Thanksgiving Dinner

The Perfect Soundtrack to Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is this week, so get in the mood by getting the perfect Thanksgiving playlist ready. Whether you’re eating with neighbors in your Retreat at Tucson apartment or in another part of Arizona or another state, these songs will help you, your friends, and everyone else you love have a thankful heart for one of the best meals of the year.

 

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7
Nov 16

Tips for Making a Self-Portrait

Tips for Making a Self-Portrait

Let’s be real: sometimes with all of life’s demands and the busy lifestyle of being a student or a working adult, it feels like you’re losing your head. We all have felt that way before, but you don’t need to. One key to finding peace with yourself and your life is to have a creative outlet. This week the Retreat at Tucson blog is offering you some tips to expressing yourself by making a self-portrait, in or outside of your apartment in Arizona.

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24
Oct 16

Four Recipes for National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!

Four Recipes for National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!

October is the month for everything pumpkin, so the Retreat at Tucson blog is taking part in the trend by celebrating National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day on October 21st. It may or may not be an official national holiday, but we’ll embrace any chance to eat this delicious dessert when we can (and October is the perfect time to do it!). You don’t have to just celebrate on this day, though. Here are four recipes for you to try this month to celebrate this lesser known holiday.

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10
Oct 16

Four Things To Do in Tucson this Month

Four Things To Do in Tucson this Month

October is here, which means so are the celebrations and fall festivities. There’s usually so much going on in Tucson that it can be overwhelming to choose which ones to go to. So this month the Retreat at Tucson blog is here to help you narrow down your options. Enjoy fall and Tucson’s great opportunities by checking out these suggestions this month!

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19
Sep 16

Room Escape Games

Have you ever tried a “room escape” game? In these activities, a group of friends is locked inside a room filled with puzzles and hidden clues that they have to solve in order to escape before the time runs out and certain (fictional) doom falls upon them. Most teams don’t make it. Will you?

 

Check out this great video for an explanation on how fun room escape games can be. Meanwhile, we’ve gathered together a list of a few places around The Retreat at Tucson for an exciting room escape adventure, along with some Yelp reviews to let you know a bit about what you can expect. If you go, let us know in the comments how it went!

 

Will You Escape?

 

“I’ve done quite a few escape rooms around the country in the last year and this one is definitely at the top of my list! Difficult but not impossible. My group escaped with 1 minute 32 seconds to spare. Great for team building or just a fun excursion with friends. A must do whether you live in Tucson or you’re just visiting.” — Stevie W.

 

Great Escape Tucson

 

“Very friendly staff. Both rooms are fantastic. Was fun working as a team to put all the clues together and escape. Wasn’t sure if we were going to make it out of the art studio, but [we] made it out just in time!” — Bobby S.

 

Escape Room Tucson

 

“I’ve been to Escape Room Tucson on 4 different occasions. Every [room] is so different. It’s such a great time with friends every time! They have 8 new rooms I’m excited to try!! I can’t wait!” — Lillie B.

 

Fox in a Box Tucson

 

“What an amazing experience! I have tried other escape rooms in Tucson and this one is by far the best. We did the bank room. It is very interactive and keeps you engaged the entire time. If you’re looking for a fun night out, date night, or just something different then this is it. [Thank you,] Fox in a Box for keeping me entertained.” — Angela S.

 

5
Sep 16

Korean Barbecue around Tucson

Summer may be over, but in Arizona, it is barbecue season all year round. Now, you can go out and grill your own delicious dinner, but if you’re looking for something easier or a little different, why not go out and try some Korean barbecue? We’ve gathered a list of a few of the Korean restaurants closest to The Retreat at Tucson to help you out. We’ve also included a few reviews from Yelp to help you pick the one you want to visit first.

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15
Aug 16

Summer Movie Marathon

Summer Movie Marathon

 

Roman Holiday (1953)

Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) escapes her country’s embassy for a day to play hooky with an American journalist, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). While Joe tries to get the story of his life, Ann lives up her one day of freedom.

 

The Sandlot (1993)

Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) spends a memorable summer out on the sandlot playing baseball with some new friends. Smalls and his friends practice their pitches, run bases, and fend off the Beast — their mysterious neighbor’s English Mastiff.

 

Say Anything… (1989)

Diane Court (Ione Skye) is valedictorian of her high school, winner of a prestigious fellowship, and a faithful aide at her father’s nursing home. Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) is a high school slacker who doesn’t know what he’s going to do with his life. They fall in love the summer after graduation.

 

Rear Window (1953)

L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (Jimmy Stewart) is bored in his New York apartment after having broken his leg on a photography assignment. He begins watching his neighbors through his open windows. He watches them dance, cry, laugh, and suffer unbearable loneliness. He also witnesses—maybe—a murder. It’s up to Jeff, his girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), and his nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) to solve it.

 

An American In Paris (1951)

Painter Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is in love with a charming French girl, Lise (Leslie Caron). Henri (Georges Guetary) is in love with Lise, as well. Love gets mixed up and then set right in this cheerful classic. Kelly sings and dances along to Gershwin classics like “I Got Rhythm,” “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” and “‘S Wonderful.”

 

What are your favorite movies to marathon during the summertime? What movies should we watch next? Leave us a movie review in the comments, and we’ll check it out!

 

1
Aug 16

Welcome to the Retreat at Tucson Blog!

Welcome to the The Retreat at Tucson Blog. We are excited to share blog posts about our apartment community, Tucson, AZ, local events, and apartment living topics and tips. We will include tips for campus living, and what’s going on with our Wildcats. We will probably throw in some history about the area, including fun facts and quirky bits and pieces that are unique to the city. We will serve up recipes for your barbecue grill, crock pot, or oven, and perhaps picnic or date night food fare. We may review local businesses, so feel free to send us suggestions about your favorite places to eat, shop, and play. It will be fun! Check back often to see what’s happening on the blog. To start with, we will highlight our apartment community! (more…)

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