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Talking Stick offers packages for Thunder From Down Under

Thunder

Talking Stick Resort is bringing Australia’s Thunder From Down Under back to the Showroom this September. But this time around, ladies can grab their girlfriends and enjoy a ‘Girls Night Out’ package. The five exclusive packages, which include admission tickets and a variety of party perks, will be available for table purchases during all five… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival returns to Phoenix

Crowd party

Listen up music fans, the 13th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) will take the stage on March 11-13, 2016 for three full days of music, food, art, culture and more in the Arizona sun. Presale ticket packages for MMMF 2016 will be available for purchase at a discounted rate starting on August 1, 2015.… Read More →

L’Auberge de Sedona to undergo Summer renewal

L’Auberge de Sedona

This summer, L’Auberge de Sedona, the acclaimed creekside retreat nestled among the Red Rocks of Sedona, will undergo a summer renewal process. Come fall, the celebrated dining, spa, and wellness destination will unveil an enhanced creekside arrival experience, upgraded luxury guest accommodations, elevated dining offerings – fueled by a new state-of-the-art kitchen, and a completely… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale: Ways to Beat the Heat with Visitors

Top 5 Taste of Arizona Tours (Spring-Summer 2012)

While most of us are looking to escape the heat and leave Arizona during the summer, some crazy loving family members still think it’s a great time to visit! Heck, flight prices are down and you can get some smoking deals on hotels, excursions, etc., so may as well prepare for a houseful of visitors!… Read More →

Sanctuary on Camelback adds new casitas and suites

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Scottsdale’s award-winning Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has added an exciting new room category to its luxurious accommodations. The new Camelback Casitas and Camelback Suites showcase a fresh, contemporary look and are specifically designed to highlight Paradise Valley’s breathtaking views. ·         The casitas and suites capture a sleek, spacious and contemporary feel with soft furnishings and décor in an elegant, neutral color palette,… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho hosts rooftop cigar dinner

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Enjoy a rooftop reception under the stars at the Hotel Valley Ho featuring savory appetizers, craft beer, wine, and signature cocktails. Enhance your cigar expertise with a seminar and several full-sized Nat Sherman cigars, provided by Cigar King. Finish the evening with a seasonal three-course menu with carefully paired wines. What: Nat Sherman Cigar Dinner… Read More →

Where to stay on your next trip to San Diego

Botanical gardens at Balboa Park.

Before booking your next weekend getaway or business trip to San Diego, read through these four wildly different lodging options — from resort-style chic to downtown ritz, here are four of Az Business’ favorites! 1. The Westgate 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego westgatehotel.com Ocean and silhouettes of the harbor peak out between the slivers of… Read More →

Haunted Hotel Ball checks into The Saguaro this Halloween

123RF.com, Prometeus

The most sultry, gruesome and creative Halloween costumes will be checking in to the Haunted Hotel Ball this year. The 7th annual Halloween party will haunt The Saguaro in Scottsdale and features three epic parties over a span of thirty hours including the Haunted Hotel Ball Opening Party, Masquerade Pool Party and Dia De Los… Read More →

Three Must-Bike Trails in Phoenix

3rd Ave, Sonoran sign, WEB

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

Classic Car, WEB
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

Courtesy of Ballet Arizona
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

CHILL rink

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

Night Flight

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 →