LON’s Last Drop, Hermosa Inn’s casual cowboy-chic bar and grill, known for its hand-crafted cocktails and expansive menu and outdoor patio, will host a dinner series featuring several Arizona originals: Fate Brewing Company, Del Bac Whiskey, AZ Distilling Co., plus Azuñia Tequila, a premium handcrafted tequila made of 100% pure Weber Blue Agave grown on the family-owned farm in Jalisco valley.

The first dinner pairs Fate Brewing Company’s small-batch beers with LON’s Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco’s globally-inspired Arizona cuisine on October 30th and celebrates their collaboration with the introduction of LON’s Peach Wheat, produced from more than 300 pounds of locally grown peaches from Pinnacle Farms; a Citrus Session IPA and a stout barrel-aged in LON’s Last Drop’s private Del Bac whiskey barrel.

The three-course dinner with beer pairings is $79 per person (includes tax and gratuity) and begins at 6 pm with passed hors d’oeuvres on the patio.

For reservations: Call 602.955.7878 or register online here.

Journalist: Art and observation classes at The Hermosa Inn

The Hermosa Inn announced its third year partnering with the Scottsdale Artists’ School  to create a unique and interactive Journaling: Art and Observation Series, held on the picturesque grounds of the hotel.

From first timers to experienced artists, local artist and illustrator Devon Meyer will unlock participants’ creativity and hone their observations skills as she awakens them to the elaborate patterns and gorgeous colors seen in plants, birds and flowers. Devon will provide personalized step-by-step instruction throughout the workshop to include sketching and drawing techniques, watercolor skills, and tips on how to use the vivid light and hues of the day.

The $85 fee includes instruction, tax and gratuity, all supplies, a journal sketchbook, a mimosa and pastries for morning classes, and wine and appetizers for afternoon classes.

Information: Call 602.955.8614  or register online here.

Address:  5532 N Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Saturday, October 26, 9:30 – 11:30 am:Nature Journaling. Learn how to become a more attentive naturalist as Devon shares techniques to help better illustrate and appreciate the local flora and fauna.

Saturday, November 16, 1:30 – 3:30 pm:  Sonoran Desert Greens. Learn techniques to show texture, detail, depth and drama creating wonderful botanical illustrations of agaves, mesquite trees, saguaros and prickly pears.

Saturday, February 22, 9:30 – 11:30 am: The Mysterious Ways of Nature. Utilizing natural dynamic subjects seen in various desert animals, birds, plants and more, Devon will explore techniques to increase focus, create design elements quickly, and add color to the journal pages.

Saturday, March 28, 9:30 – 11:30 am: Flowers in the Field. Discover the joy and beauty of the desert bloom as it explodes into color this spring. Mix and match pencil, ink, and watercolors to create a floral journal.

Saturday, April 25, 1:30 – 3:30 pm: Palette of the Desert. Capture the essence, elaborate patterns, vivid colors and the beauty of the desert in this class, which will include yuccas, cacti, desert lizards and hummingbirds.

Mimosa & Monet art class series

Spend creative time embracing the rich history and lushly landscaped gardens of The Hermosa Inn with their artist-in-residence, Carrie Curran, of Carrie Curran Art Studios, for a morning of entertaining art instruction on the picturesque patio while sipping mimosas.

Built originally by cowboy artist Lon Megargee in the 1930’s as his home and art studio, The Hermosa Inn continues its artistic legacy with a diverse calendar of art classes, including Mimosa & Monet.

From enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals, accomplished artist Carrie Curran teaches, inspires and guides guests on an artistic journey while using acrylic on canvas to create their very own masterpiece.

This season’s art series focuses on the Impressionist masters, inspired by Carrie’s summer trip to France, where she was one of the select few artists invited to paint privately in Claude Monet’s famous gardens in Giverny.

Mimosa & Monet is a series of seven classes held monthly, from October-May, on Saturday mornings, from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Class fee is $85 per person and includes instruction, tax and gratuity, all supplies, pastries, coffee and the first mimosa.

October 12: Van Gogh Sunflowers

November 9: Mosaic Desert Sunset

January 18: Lavender Dreams

February 8: Monet Poppies

March 14: Monet Lily Pond

April 4: Peaceful Lilies

May 9: Rose Garden

Information or reservations: Call 955.8614 or register online here.