Hermosa Inn will present ‘Palette to Palate’

Lifestyle | 16 Mar, 2018 |

Built originally as Lon Megargee’s home and art studio, The Hermosa Inn continues its artistic legacy with its Spring Palette to Palate, a three-day art retreat designed to awaken the senses, soothe the spirit and create picture perfect memories to last a lifetime. Guests can craft their own palette by choosing from a diverse array of unique events, including workshops led by nationally acclaimed artists and a culinary celebration: #UnmistakablyArizona Spring Harvest Dinner, highlighting a collaboration of Arizona’s premier culinary talent, produce and wine.

With workshops beginning Friday, April 13th, guests have the freedom to select one class, or all, priced at just $75 each, to create days perfectly suited to their liking. Participants  do not need to be registered hotel guests, but should they choose to make a weekend out of it,  rates begin at just $399 per night for overnight accommodations in one of 43 luxury casitas and with the promo code “RETREAT,” they can enjoy two seasonal, signature cocktails upon check-in and early check-in/late check-out, based on availability.

For more information and reservations,call 602-955-8614.


FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH:  Corks, Concert & Conversation – An Evening with Esteban and Sam Pillsbury 

Enjoy an intimate evening with three of Arizona’s most celebrated culinary and musical artists: Sam Pillsbury, Esteban and Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco. With a bevy of ‘Bests’ awarded at the 2018 Arizona Grand Wine Festival and the winner of 14 medals at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle American Wine Awards, Sam Pillsbury will kick off the evening with an exclusive tasting of his Double Gold and Gold Medal Pillsbury Wines.  Nouveau-flamenco guitarist extraordinaire, Esteban, will perform a 45-minute concert with his violinist daughter, Teresa Joy, while guests enjoy a savory selection of tapas prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco that will pair perfectly with the Pillsbury Wines. A question and answer session with Esteban concludes the evening, allowing guests the opportunity to create conversation and memories with this musician who only needs one name. Details: 5:00 – 7:00 pm | $75 plus tax and service charge

SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH:  #UnmistakablyArizona SPRING HARVEST DINNER FEATURING PILLSBURY WINE COMPANY                                                                                               

An Arizona triumvirate of talent will collaborate as Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco welcomes acclaimed Arizona vintner Sam Pillsbury and Bob McClendon, of McClendon’s Select Organic Farm, for this five-course dinner which will be paired with Pillsbury Wines. Each dish is inspired by one of Sam’s favorite experiences or recipes and created using 100% Arizona ingredients, featuring McClendon’s produce and LON’s new partners: Rovey Dairy and Desert Sweet Shrimp.  Details: 6:00 -9:00 pm | $99/person plus tax and service charge                                                                                                    



Join critically acclaimed painter / instructor and The Hermosa Inn’s Artist-in-Residence, Carrie Curran, as she shares her passion for plein air painting.  Carrie will lead guests through the hotel grounds as she inspires them to develop an artist’s perspective. Each student will create a small “field study” in oils, with a focus on composition, value and color. This class will expand the skills of the experienced artist and teach beginners how to start painting outdoors.  Class fee includes instruction, all supplies, mimosa, coffee and pastries. Details: 9:30 – 11:30am |$75/person


Nationally renowned for his colorful abstract acrylic paintings on steel, Ohio artist Mike Elsass’ contemporary art is exhibited in galleries and commercial installations across the country. Steel represents strength, life’s elements, aging, imperfection and beauty to Mike, who searches local scrapyards to obtain his “canvases.” To create his Rothko-inspired pieces, Mike explores the medium by sanding and rusting sheets of metals in search of new and different textures, then applies up to 40 layers of paint and glazes to create art that is a vibrant and explosive combination of passion, energy, light, and color. 

In his Brush Before the Brain workshop, Mike encourages participants to “just paint, don’t think,” as they explore brushing, sanding, sponging and utilizing materials indigenous to the desert to generate textures to create their own steel work of art. There is no age limit or experience necessary for this highly immersive workshop held in the garden. Class fee includes instruction, all supplies, wine and appetizers. Details:  1:00 – 3:00 pm | $75/person                               



 Calling all aspiring artists!  Join Carrie Curran, critically acclaimed painter / instructor and The Hermosa Inn’s Artist-in-Residence, for a morning of entertaining art instruction on the patio while sipping mimosas. From enthusiastic beginners, to emerging professionals, Carrie Curran will teach,  inspire and guide guests on an artistic journey while using acrylic on canvas to create their very own masterpiece. Class fee includes instruction, all supplies, mimosa, coffee and pastries. Details: 9:30 – 11:30 am | $75/person                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Join nationally recognized artist Jenna Raskin Moreines for an afternoon of creating mosaic arts. Participants will master the tools and materials that make this timeless art form so fascinating and full of positive energy. They will learn to decide color choices, how to lay out the design patterns, substrates, proper cutting techniques and adhesives, as they are guided to shape glass into their own work of art. Designed for beginning to intermediate levels. Class fee includes instruction, all supplies, wine and appetizers. Details: 1:00 – 3:00 pm |$75/person                                                                                                                                                                      

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION BRUNCH – KRISTA EATON                                                                                                                                                                                      In partnership with

Scottsdale Artists’ School, the Hermosa Inn and LON’s welcome Krista Eaton. Krista began her art career in drawings and moved to watercolors and acrylics, and now works primarily in oil. She loves dramatic color found in her floral paintings which evoke feelings of joy and happiness. Details: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm / Complimentary with brunch                  

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