Travel Calling: Scottsdale

Our insider’s guide to Scottsdale

“My favorite color…the seam of a desert horizon.” – Eileen Tabios

Scottsdale

The vibrant city of Scottsdale is famous for its arts and culture, bustling hotel scene, eclectic cuisine and great shopping. The warm temperatures and the allure of pool-side margaritas make this gorgeous city in the desert perfect for a glamorous getaway.

Stay: W Scottsdale · 7277 East Camelback Road · 480.970.2100

This stylish and sophisticated boutique hotel is located in the heart of Scottsdale’s entertainment district, with exciting nightlife, restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. The hotel itself offers lively and ambient nightlife. Sunset Lawn is the lounge located around the rooftop pool area, and it is one of the chicest spots in Scottsdale. The best part? All rooms are stocked with Bliss Spa products.

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Sup: Elements · 5700 East McDonald Drive · 480.607.2300

Scottsdale boasts a thriving culinary scene featuring acclaimed chefs, innovative cuisine and plenty of al fresco dining. Elements offers award-winning cuisine and spectacular views. With a diverse menu, Food Network star and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan creates dishes as inspiring as the setting. Be sure to get there early to get a seat for the sunset, we promise you won’t want to miss it.

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Shop: Stephanie’s · 4142 Marshall Way · 602.508.0848

Stephanie’s is a unique boutique offering up some serious style in Scottsdale. Providing both clothing and home décor, their merchandise selection is curated for every part of your life. Featuring exclusive designer labels such as Rag & Bone, Majestic T’s, NSF, Raquel Allegra, Current Elliot, and Designer’s Guild, Stephanie’s is a luxury fashion experience not to be missed.

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Sip: The Mission · 3815 N. Brown Avenue · 480.636.5005

The allure of the sophisticated lounge at the Mission is evident. Casual desert elegance at it’s best, this lounge serves up some of the finest cocktails in Scottsdale. We recommend the Bitter Bees, which combines tequila, Arizona honey, lime, basil and grapefruit for a delectable drink with a citrus twist.

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See: Sedona

A short trip away from Scottsdale is the stunning area of Sedona. A vivid and mesmerizing setting, Sedona is one of the most beautiful spots in the United States. From spas and wineries to hiking trails and bouncy jeep tracks, there are activities for everyone amid this incredibly scenic geological wonderland.

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