A new year calls for a new mindset – and in 2021, we’ve got our eyes on the Southwest! The region’s dreamy sunsets, one-of-a-kind plant life and, of course, vibrant flavors inspire us to kick back and savor simple pleasures. (Plus, in a time when it’s tough to travel far from home, Southwest-inspired flavors and décor will surely help you feel like you’re swapping your surroundings for something new and fun.)
Just read on for some of our fresh ideas!
Surround yourself with succulents
One of the most familiar signs of the Southwest is, of course, beautiful, one-of-a-kind plant life like the saguaro cactus – and what better way to freshen up your 2021 mindset than with some natural greenery, which is proven to improve your productivity and overall move (perfect for those of us still working and studying from home)?
Sure, you might not have room for a whole cactus in your living space – but small touches of desert plant life, like gorgeous potted succulents, can still add a fresh touch to your home without requiring too much care or maintenance!
Add dreamy, sunset-inspired colors
Another fun way to switch up your surroundings, Southwest-style, is with the addition of dreamy, sunset-inspired colors. From Arizona to New Mexico, the Southwest’s sun-kissed desert landscapes look especially dazzling at day’s end – and you can pull from those classic sunsets with a burnt-orange accent wall or stunning green sofa.
Dig in deliciously
Now, for the really fun part – digging in!
We have the Southwest culinary scene to thank for a number of favorite flavors, including a few go-tos here at Peach Valley:
- Santa Fe Chicken Wrap, featuring char-grilled Southwest chicken breast, black bean corn salsa and pico de gallo for a fresh, vibrant flavor
- Blackened Fish Tacos, which pair fresh seafood goodness with Southwest coleslaw, pico de gallo, chipotle mayo and our black bean corn salsa
- Western Omelet, a hearty brunch and breakfast pick featuring ham, cheddar, red and green peppers, onions, and mushrooms
We hope that these flavors and aesthetic additions help inspire you in a truly unique way!