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Three Must-Bike Trails in Phoenix

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From a car, Phoenix seems boring and drab with an infinite amount of strip malls, but cycling through Phoenix unlocks the finer parts of the city. Bike from Scottsdale to Phoenix or through the quasi-mystical Greenbelt and see the best that Phoenix has to offer with these trail guides.   Downtown to Downtown: Route Details:… Read More →

Five Things to Do This Weekend

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January 16, 2014 by in Date Night | Escape | Events

Mid-January is filled invigorating events, from the rocking P.F. Chang’s marathon and the high-speed Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!   “Fiddler on the Roof” @ Mesa Palms Theatre Catch dinner and a show at… Read More →

Five Holiday Spectacles to See in the Valley

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December 13, 2013 by in Escape | Events | Lifestyle

It’s Christmas time, and while there are a million things to do — shop for gifts and wrap up year-end projects among other things — here are five holiday events that are worth taking a break from the whirlwind of the holidays to enjoy!   Zoo Lights The Phoenix Zoo is putting all other Christmas… Read More →

W Scottsdale Launches CHILL Ice Rink

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One of the coldest nights of the season was the perfect setting for W Scottsdale to launch its CHILL ice rink. The only way to describe the transformation of the WET deck into the CHILL rink at W Scottsdale is a winter wonderland. CHILL is a 1,500-square-foot hybrid ice rink that covers the WET pool.… Read More →

The Ultimate Valley Light Tour: Arizona Helicopter Adventures

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Last holiday season, I took a limo ride around the Valley to look at Christmas lights. This year, I decided to step up my game and took in the holiday lights of the valley by helicopter. Arizona Helicopter Adventures is offering a Holiday Lights Tour this season, and after experiencing it for myself it is… Read More →

Haunted Boutique Resort Offering Ghost Tours

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September 26, 2013 by in Date Night | Escape

As one of the oldest resorts in the Valley with a rich cowboy history dating back to the 1930’s, it’s only natural that The Hermosa Inn would be home to a few friendly spirits still wandering the grounds. From original owner, cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, to a “Pink Lady” on a bridge and unexplained… Read More →

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns Gold Key Award

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September 23, 2013 by in Date Night | Escape | Lifestyle

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine as one of the world’s finest meeting properties. This year, the readers honored 147 domestic and 15 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. The award recognizes the top hotels… Read More →

Royal Palms Debuts Brand New T. Cook's

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September 11, 2013 by in Date Night | Escape

On September 9th, Royal Palms Resort and Spa re-opened the highly acclaimed T. Cook’s restaurant. Highlighting Executive Chef Paul McCabe’s creative interpretation of New American cooking, the Mediterranean-inspired design and architecture; the restaurant is introducing a new culinary and overall guest experience while remaining loyal to the treasured, timeless atmosphere guests have come to know… Read More →

Taliesin West to start fall tour hours

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August 26, 2013 by in Escape | Lifestyle

As fall approaches and cooler weather is on the horizon, head to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. The architecture hotspot was built back in 1937 when Wright began his school for future architects. He took on 23 apprentices and they relocated from Wisconsin to Arizona, where they began constructing Taliesin West. The house was built… Read More →

Updates on the Hottest Spots in Scottsdale

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August 21, 2013 by in Date Night | Escape | Events | Lifestyle

75 Never Looked So Good Next time it’s your birthday, invite the world famous Dale Chihuly to come. That’s exactly what the Desert Botanical Garden is doing to commemorate its 75th anniversary. Credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, Chihuly has… Read More →

Celebrate Labor Day at Hotel Valley Ho

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August 13, 2013 by in Beauty | Escape | Events | Lifestyle | Rejuvenate

“3-Day Stay Special for Labor Day Weekend” Guests at Hotel Valley Ho can enjoy a three-night stay in a Signature Guest Room for just $349. Upgraded rooms are also available at discounted rates. {Valid for stays with arrival dates of August 28, 29, 30, or 31. Cannot be combined with other offers, subject to availability. Based on single or… Read More →

10 Tips for the Home Before Going on Vacation

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Planning extended summer vacations can often be stressful because of all the preparations and limited time to get it all done. For homeowners this can be even more nerve wracking because they have the added responsibility of making sure the home is left secure so there’s little need to worry while being away. Doing so… Read More →

Sno-Cones with a Spike

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August 5, 2013 by in Escape | Lifestyle

Adults can play too this summer! The Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center is serving up snow cones for the kids and slushies for those over 21 poolside this summer. Especially cool at the resort’s adult-only pool complex, Seclusions, the Slushies come in four flavors: Three Berry:  Ciroq Red Berry Vodka, Blackberry Syrup, Strawberry Puree    $7… Read More →

A Relaxing, Quiet Stay at The Scottsdale Resort

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July 23, 2013 by in Escape | Lifestyle

Nestled in a quiet corner of McCormick Ranch beneath and surrounded by rolling golf greens, the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center is an idyllic southwestern hacienda. My mother and I decided a quick, spontaneous staycation was imperative this weekend, and with sweet summer deals, the Scottsdale Resort, on a weekend of what we describe as… Read More →