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Must-have summer accessories, Photo: Cory Bergquist

Poolside Pairing: Must-Have Summer Accessories

From bedazzled sandals and bodacious hats to vivid cover-ups and vivacious towels, these must-have summer accessories will help you stand out from the poolside crowd.

Must-have summer accessories, Scottsdale Living Summer 2012

1. OKA b. Shoes, Madison (cherry), $30, oka-b.com
2. Sunday Riley Modern Lip Color (Sugar Blossom), $32, barneys.com
3. FlipOut Sandals (robin blue), $24.99 (flip flops) + $9.99 (Open Heart show jewelry), flipoutsandals.com
4. Deux Lux Beach Tote, $68, everythingbutwater.com
5. KKINI, Yellow Egyptian Cover-Up, $90, exquisiteswimwear.com
6. Silver-Plated Sea Glass with Charms Necklace, $24, justbeachyjewelry.etsy.com
7. Vestal St. Jane Sunglasses, $59, sunglassgarage.com
8. Jessica Simpson “Swirl Bow” Floppy Hat, $48, nordstrom.com
9. Leather 3-Wrap Seashell Bracelet, $58, justbeachyjewelry.etsy.com
10. Beach Bunny Large Beach Towel, $59, beachbunnyswimwear.com
11. La Mer Brazil Beach Stones Chain Wrap Watch, $185, lamercollections.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012 Cover Image, Photo: Cory Bergquist

(Left) Madison Aker is wearing the Paperbraid XL Brim Hat from San Diego Hat Co., $84, exquisiteswimwear.com or sandiegohat.com; and, the Betsey Johnson French Pastry Sliding Triangle Top and Flirty Skirted Hipster Bottom, everythingbutwater.com. Photographer: Cory Bergquist; location: Hotel Valley Ho.

Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square: Not Your Typical Mall

The best of both worlds is the best way to describe my trip to Scottsdale Fashion Square. There is something for everyone, yet the experience is different from your typical mall.

Scottsdale Fashion Square offers the ideal stores that you can’t access anywhere else. It was a treat to be able to explore Louis Vuitton, Coach and Tiffany & Co. all in one mall. The blend of stores, Harkins Theatres, as well as variety of food and treats makes it a mall to remember.

Accompanied by my boyfriend, who is not a big fan of stores that aren’t about gaming, technology or pop culture, he was able to cope due to the variety of stores that suited both of us.  We enjoyed exploring stores such as Game Stop, Disney Store, Ed Hardy, Crate & Barrel, Betsey Johnson, Abercrombie & Fitch, Fossil and the Microsoft Store.

We spent a fair amount of time within the Microsoft store examining the various computer and tablets. Both of us have Macs, so it was interesting to compare the other products out there in one space. Many children were playing Xbox 360 Kinect with their parents, in the store, which also sells many Kinect games that seemingly flew off the shelves.

Tempted by the delicious smells wafting around the mall, we took a look at a few of the restaurants that make up the food court, including Johnny Rockets, Panda Express, Pita Jungle, Blue Burrito Grille, Kona Grill, Paradise Bakery & Café and Sarku Japan. Some other selections for dessert or a snack included Haagen-Dazs and doc popcorn.

With so much to do and such a unique selection, it breaks up the monotony of the day and perhaps the “normal” mall one would normally shop at. It’s a vacation from the day-to-day; I found this a special treat because I attend school in Tempe and usually am only able to make it to the Tempe Marketplace mall; so it was a nice change. I look forward to visiting Scottsdale Fashion Square again because of the variety and diversity that awaits me with every visit.

For more information about Scottsdale Fashion Square, visit fashionsquare.com.

Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014-2124 East Camelback Road #2021
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 423-9014