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The Hermosa Innís Cavernous Dining Experience Brings Castle Living to Scottsdale

May 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It may be accidental (doubtful), but The Hermosa Inn’s new underground dining experience looks like a yummy nod to Game of Thrones' Westeros with its cavernous setting. As part of LON’s at the Hermosa, the newly opened dining space features a brick floor that contrasts with rock walls, while medieval furniture accented with red velvet cushions bring castles and dragons to mind. The small space is actually the restaurant’s wine cellar, but from now to September, it is a neat little hidden space for Scottsdale locals and visitors. 

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Discover Arizona's Grapes With Wine-Tasting Events & Wine Making Classes at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While you may not immediately associate Arizona with good wine, the high desert actually produces a climate similar to that of California’s wine country, making it a great location for wineries. In the fall of 2014, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards opened their tasting room in downtown Scottsdale featuring wines from their 40-acre vineyard in the Chiricahua Foothills of Southeastern Arizona.

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Hey, Ritz, Stop Playing With Our Hearts in Paradise Valley

Mar 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As of today, plans for a Ritz-Carlton property to be built in Paradise Valley have yet to be finalized, even though its original concept was approved in 2008. Following a forced referendum and 2009's economic recession, the project was put on hold until a later day. Seven years later, reports are beginning to spread again that the hotel’s plans have been revived.

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9 Amazing Arizona Rentals for Football Fans Heading to Super Bowl XLIX

Jan 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Erin Gifford

Even though the Super Bowl is just about here, there’s still time to score a place to stay if you’re heading to the big event. While fewer than one in 10 hotels in the greater Phoenix area have vacancies over Super Bowl weekend (January 30 to February 2), there are a number of splurge-worthy vacation rentals just waiting to be scooped up. Take a look at these seven great vacation rentals worthy of an end zone celebration:

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The Robotic Valet at Sterling Collection at Silverleaf Can't Wait to Park Your Car

Dec 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Staring at pictures of a possible future home is fine, but compared to the above video, photos are a joke. The Sterling Collection at Silverleaf is the newest condominium community to open in Scottsdale, and judging by the cool features (like robotic valet parking seen at 0.38 seconds), we’d like to move in right now

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Snatch Up One of Aerium Residences 27 Luxury Residences Before They're Gone

Dec 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Those in the market for a new home in the Scottsdale area might want to think about snapping up one of the new luxury townhomes in the downtown area. Aerium is one of the newest lifestyle communities developed by Landmark Homes USA and sold by Engel & Völkers Scottsdale, offering prospective homeowners high-end luxuries that other homes in the area just can’t compete with.

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Zip Around in a 2010 Ferrari California While a Guest at Scottsdale's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort

Nov 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's one thing to stay in a luxury hotel while on vacation, but it's another to get a free luxury car to zoom around while you're there. Scottsdale's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain resort is offering their guests access to a 2010 Ferrari California (which costs around $229,000 to own) through their Seek Adventure package—you can book it for two ($299; limited to 100 miles) or six hours ($699; limited to 200 miles), or an entire day ($1,400; 4000-mile limit). 

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Canyon Ranch in Tucson Offers Guests the Choice of an Intensely Active or Luxuriously Relaxing Stay

Oct 31, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Canyon Ranch properties are renowned for their industry-leading spa services and treatments. Award-winning Canyon Ranch health resort in Tucson, Arizona, focuses on health and well-being as well as exquisite pampering and leisure. In an atmosphere where healthy living encompasses a world of life-enhancing possibilities, it’s an environment of discovery, energy and empowerment.

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Divine Dining at the Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Crazy. Sexy. Cool. No, I’m not referring to the gals of the famed pop music trio TLC, but rather Scottsdale’s hottest new haunt, The Second Story Liquor Bar. This eclectic eatery is trending as the see-and-be-seen Old town Scottsdale hotspot, and with good reason. The vintage-inspired vibe and visionary victuals at this intimate dining and imbibing venue are as distinctive as they are delightful.

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The Stylishly Cool Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa & Conference Center is Heating Things Up in Arizona

May 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

Nothing quite prepared me for the sophisticated luxury and superb fine dining at Tucson’s only four-star resort. The moment you check in to Casino Del Sol Resort you are greeted by friendly and professional employees, all with a genuine smile who are trained in the subtle ways of luxury service.

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Warm Up This Winter With a Desert Getaway at J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn

Jan 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  1 Comment

“Take me back to Camelback,” has been our mantra ever since cruising home to Los Angeles after a recent visit to Scottsdale, Arizona. We recently enjoyed two relaxing nights at J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, and set on 125 acres of Sonoran Desert in the affluent Paradise Valley.

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Arizona Biltmore to Host the State's First Concours d'Elegance in January

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Every January, new world records are set in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area during the many major collector car auctions that take place. In Scottsdale in 2013 a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for a record-breaking $8.25 million at Gooding & Co.’s sale. Likewise, RM Auctions set another milestone with the sale of a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione for $8.14 million on the same day.

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Healing and Adventure Among the Red Rocks of Arizona's Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

Nov 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Upon entering Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, it is clear that it is focused on the details, from design to customer experience, positioning itself as a popular four-diamond destination in Arizona. With award-winning cuisine, a luxurious spa, and the majestic red-rock formations, Sedona Rouge is just the place to get back to basics and balance the mind, body and soul.

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The Boulders Resort Creates a Unique Sense of Place in Carefree, Arizona

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

I was expecting The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona to have something to do with rocks. Massive 12-million-year-old hillsides of boulders thoughtfully designed into a luxurious and tranquil desert oasis, however, completely exceeded all of my expectations. On a recent stay  and visit to the spa, I easily determined why locals and visitors from afar cherish such a special retreat.

 

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Hotel Valley Ho's Modern Summer Fare: ZuZu's Tuscan Kale Salad

Jul 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

When Arizona temperatures sizzle, the Hotel Valley Ho's Cafe ZuZu satisfies reduced appetites with its most popular light menu option:†the Tuscan Kale Salad.†Under the direction of Chef Charles Wiley ó recognized as one of Americaís best hotel chefs by the James Beard Foundation and Food & Wine Magazine ó ZuZuís seasonal American-fare menu features the kale salad among other standouts, including seared Ahi sliders, roasted tomato and goat cheese casserole, and the always-popular†Zuzu Burger with Virginia Bacon, balsamic onions and Maytag blue cheese.†... Read More

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