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Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in Williams, Arizona

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Williams, Arizona is truly one of the quirkiest little towns in the American Southwest.  This tourist-friendly town is full of charm, from the many shops and eateries to the old-fashioned train that shuttles to and from the Grand Canyon.  For folks traveling with little ones, Williams is the perfect place to stop, as there are tons of family-friendly restaurants to choose from when hunger strikes.  Whether you plan on staying in Williams for a few days or are just passing through on your way to Phoenix, here are some of the best restaurants your family is sure to love!

Red Raven

135 W Historic Rte 66, Williams, AZ

Red Raven is one of the most quaint restaurants in all of Williams.  With a menu offering just about anything and a quirky atmosphere, Red Raven is a must-try for anyone visiting Williams.  Popular menu items include the Salmon Cilantro, a charbroiled salmon fillet topped with cilantro pesto, and the Chicken Parmigiana, a breaded chicken breast topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.  

 

Pine Country Restaurant

107 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ

The Pine Country Restaurant will make you feel like you’re in your grandma’s kitchen!  This adorable spot is known for their “down home cookin’” and famous homemade pies in a variety of delicious flavors.  The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with American favorites like hamburgers, spaghetti and meatballs, and country fried steak.  If you go, be sure to stop by the gift shop and pick up some Williams souvenirs!

 

Goldie’s Route 66 Diner

425 E Route 66, Williams, AZ

Walking into Goldie’s Route 66 Dinner feels like stepping into a 1950s time capsule!  This gem of a restaurant features classic American dishes, like biscuits and gravy, chili burgers, and milkshakes.  Goldie’s is a great spot if you want a bit of nostalgia with your meal, and families with small children will love the kid-friendly menu (especially fussy eaters!).  If you’re in Williams, don’t leave without stopping at Goldie’s- poodle skirt and saddle shoes optional.

 

Station 66 Italian Bistro

144 W Historic Rte 66, Williams, AZ

If you’re in the mood for delicious Italian fare, Station 66 Italian Bistro has got you covered.  The restaurant features an extensive menu of classic Italian dishes, as well as a great variety of wines, beers, and cocktails.  One of the restaurant’s coolest features is the rooftop deck and patio, where patrons can dine and look out at Route 66 below. The hotspot also regularly features live music and entertainment, perfect for an exciting night on the town with the family!

 

Grand Canyon Coffee and Cafe

137 W Railroad Ave, Williams, AZ

The Grand Canyon Coffee and Cafe, also known as Anna’s, is the perfect little breakfast spot for those mornings when you just need a cup of coffee.  The cafe serves classic breakfast favorites like omelets, eggs, and hashbrowns, as well as some Mexican and Oriental dishes. The Grand Canyon Coffee and Cafe also features a pretty large kid’s menu, so your little ones will have no problem finding something they like!  

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Tips for Styling a Black Tie Look

When it comes to styling a black-tie look, you should go for a chic and poised outfit. For those who do not know, a black-tie is a semi-formal Western dress code for evening events. It originated in British and American conventions for attire in the 19th century.

I don’t usually go for the black-tie look because I never have anywhere to go. The last time I attended an event where I had to play proper dress up, was at a 40th birthday party last spring. But when I do have an event, I like to ensure I get the look right.

 

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Here are some tips you should remember when styling a black-tie look –

 

Keep it streamlined

When it comes to black-tie events, you should remember to keep it classy. You should avoid flouncy and billowing pieces. So don’t go for loose clothing or dresses with lots of material. Instead, opt for streamlined and well cut pieces.

Streamlined pieces would ensure you nail the chic/poised look.

 

Go maxi

One of the easiest ways of nailing the black-tie look, is to go maxi. Opt for maxi dresses for an instant evening glamour. Anyone can look great in a well fitted maxi, the right pair of heels and a stunning clutch.

Accessories can also work wonders, so make sure you have the right set of accessories to go with your maxi dress.

 

 

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Go for the classic look

If you want to play safe, opt for a little black dress. That always works. If you are feeling adventurous, you could try styling a little white dress like what I have on above.

Both colours would work great for a black-tie event, with the right type of accessories.

 

What do you think of these style tips? When was the last time you attended a black-tie event?

 

 

4 Things You Need to Know Before You Go for Couple Therapy

Relationships are hard work. Both parties have to continue to give the relationship all they have in other for it to thrive. If one person is on board, and the other really isn’t, there is no way the relationship would survive. A good relationship can do wonders for our mental health, which is why it is so very important. Couple therapy can help save a relationship, and that explains why it is very popular today.

 

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Life is so busy with the endless work, commuting, childcare, and all the other responsibilities we have as adults. Sometimes, we forget to nurture our relationships. If your relationship is struggling, some couples therapy may be all it needs to bring the spark back to life. Here are 4 things you need to know before you go for couple therapy.

 

Make sure the Therapist is qualified

Before starting the therapy sessions, you should ensure the therapist is qualified to provide the services. The last thing you would want is having to waste your time with a half-baked counselor/therapist. Apart from the fact that you would both be wasting your time with an unqualified therapist, you won’t want to take on the wrong advice. So it is best to ensure the Therapist is qualified before you sign up for any sessions.

 

Set money aside

I am all about budgeting this year, so this tip shouldn’t surprise my regular readers. Once you are sure of the qualifications of the Therapist, you need to set some money aside for your sessions. You both need to decide on how much you are willing to spend on the counseling, and stick to your budget. It makes sense to set aside a realistic amount to cover the costs of the sessions, so you don’t end using a form of credit to pay up. Having a budget for your couple counseling that allows some room for flexibility is the way to go.

 

Have an initial session

You both need to see if you like your Therapist’s way of counseling. Having an initial session to check this is recommended. Counseling is a very personal experience. You would be answering very personal questions, so you need to like your therapist and be very comfortable. If not, it would be a waste of time and money.  You both also need to know the Therapist’s views on marriages and relationships, and ensure it sits well with both parties.

 

 

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Make sure you are both willing

This takes us back to the first thing I mentioned on here. You both need to be willing to put in the work for any relationship or marriage to work. The same goes for couple counselling. Both parties need to be willing to go for couple counselling and do all it takes to better the relationship. If one is on board and the other isn’t, it would be a waste of time. Communication is very important, and you need to communicate properly even more when you are undergoing couple counseling. Without communication, the therapy would be dead before it even starts.

 

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