Isabella Castillo, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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This Sunday we celebrate the most important woman in our lives — Mom, of course. Finding a present worthy of her sacrifices and generosity is tough, especially if you’ve waited this long to start shopping. (Although, take a look at our Mother’s Day Gift Guide for local goodies that’ll please Mama in a pinch.) That’s why the gods invented brunch, which gives the moms what they really want – time with their kids. Plus, mimosas.

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The Valley is no New York City, but it’s also not as whitewashed as some would have you believe. Case in point: In a 2016 study by WalletHub, Phoenix ranked in the top 50 most diverse cities in the nation. And we all know what that means… amazing ethnic food! From flavor-packed Ethiopian to level-five-spicy Thai to authentic Mexican, there’s always a veritable around-the-world restaurant crawl just waiting to happen. And if you want to try your hand at actually making Grandma’s recipe from the Old Country, the Valley’s got you covered at one of its many ethnic markets.

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