I recently finished reading the book “The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World… Cozy” by Isabel Gillies. My daughter knows me well, she gifted me this book. I completely identify with the author and have always looked for the coziness in all things. From a hot cup of tea, yoga, cuddling on the sofa during movie night, gardening and admiring trees, everything and every moment has a level of coziness to it.
In November, I had the blessing of visiting Arizona with my husband and son. This state had been on my bucket list forever and my husband made it a reality. After much research and watching videos of many influencers who had gone before us and shared the amazing things to see and do in Arizona, we decided to visit Flagstaff, Sedona and the Grand Canyon as well. Best trip ever!!
For me, Arizona has cozy written all over it. It was a relaxing and adventurous weekend getaway. Here is my cozy list of visiting Arizona:
- Seeing the cactus and the changes in weather and terrain from Phoenix to Flagstaff, Sedona and Page.
- An AirBNB in Flagstaff with a fireplace, kitchen stocked with spices and weathers down to 31 degrees.
- Breakfast at the Toasted Owl with all thing’s owls (I love owls), a variety of mugs just like at home, friendly staff and delicious food. I had the avocado toast, shared some French toasts with the guys and hot tea and I wouldn’t change a thing.
- Arizona people are very kind and friendly.
- Coffee and tea shops like Steep Leaf Lounge (Flagstaff), the Chai Spot at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village (Sedona) and Macy’s European Coffeehouse & Bakery (Flagstaff) where my husband visited several times because the coffee was that good!
- Brightside bookshop at downtown Flagstaff.
- Knowing that most of the places encouraged or required the use of face masks.
- Road trip with the most amazing views. Impressive mountains. I praised God every moment for his creation.
- Antelope Canyon. We enjoyed the lower canyon tour. It was spectacular to see an entirely different place underneath where we were standing.
- Navajo artisans selling their jewelry beside the road.
- Observing the horseshoe bend and the river around it.
- Sunset at the Grand Canyon.
- Trees growing in between the rocks.
- Mountains full of green pine trees.
- Speaking briefly with a gentleman who directed us where we could see elks.
- Meeting an artist painting en plein-air (outside) at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village in Sedona.
- Dinner at El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village in Sedona.
- Awesome view and church at Holy Chapel Cross.
- Red rocks in Sedona.
- Hiking Bell Rock.
- Reading the word and praying on top of Bell Rock.
- Pizza and ice cream with a view.
- Sunset at Airport Mesa in Sedona.
- Beautiful candles being made by Sedona Candle Magic.
Oh, I could go on and on. I enjoyed this much needed escape and of course shouted from the top of my lungs while high on Bell Rock just in case I still had any accumulated stress for the past year. Flagstaff and Sedona won my heart, so I plan to visit again in the future.
I hope this little insight of my trip inspire you to find cozy in all you do.