Wednesday, July 16, 2008

{ desert adventures }

Hi Friends...I apologize for my unexpected absence today. Hubby invited me to join him on a biz trip in AZ and when I saw the 5 star digs they were putting him up in, I couldn't resist (despite the fact it's currently 106 degrees outside). I had planned to post before leaving, alas, my last minute packing got the best of me. Internet access is dicey, but I will try to catch up with you all and a new post on Thursday. Thanks for your understanding...cheers!
P.S. Any AZ readers out there with any tips or places to go in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area???
{no...that's not us in the photo}


Anonymous said...

See Cafe - a little neighborhood eatery providing authentic southern Mexico cuisine in an unpretentious atmosphere 2.Chelsea's Kitchen - casual urban sophistication with a menu for the whole family 3.Cibo - authentic Italian cuisine in a rustic and charming old house setting 4.Copper Star Coffee - gourmet pastries and sandwiches housed in a charming old filling station in the historic Melrose district 5.Drip Coffee Lounge - serving all organic; breakfasts, artisan soups, gourmet sandwiches and snacks 6.Duck & Decanter - award-winning sandwiches, soups, and salads surrounded by an epicurian marketplace 7.Estate Treasures - vintage & retro to modern, rustic and shabby chic furniture, clothing, and accessories 8.Fate - well-crafted, modern Asian fare in a funky-chic setting 9.Frances - handpicked new and vintage women's clothing, jewelery, gifts, paper goods & more {my favorite!}10.Goldlion Boutique - vintage, new, handmade, apparel, gifts, art gallery 11.La Grande Orange - grocery & pizzeria; yummy breakfast lunch & dinner, not to mention adorable 12.Lisa G. - modern design, fresh ingredients and affordable prices; mouthwatering gourmet sandwiches, salads and pastries 13.Lola Tapas - coffee and french pastries 14.Lux - coffee and bakery goods in an atmosphere where art, music and design are cultivated to create a place of culture and shared ideas 15.Made Art boutique - antidote to the everyday featuring gifts, books, art, and chocolate 16.Melrose pharmacy - professional and friendly service - old school style 17.Palatte - not terribly typical... breakfast & lunch 18.Pizzeria Bianco - best pizza in the U.S. and worth the super long wait19.Postino - a delightful space carved out of the old Arcadia post office with delicious Italian food 20.Radio Milano - Italian-accented restaurant and bar with great food and great atmosphere 21.Red modern furniture - best source for Midcentury modern furniture & also vintage clothing, jewelry and purses by Mint 22.Rowdy Boutique - men's and women's clothing & accessories 23.MacAlpine's Soda Fountain - restaurant and old tyme soda fountain, vintage & retro store 24.Spoken Boutique - street wear, hip accessories, and tons of designer denim 25.Stinkweeds - New & used vinyl, CDs, DVDs, books, magazines, and more 26.Sweet Pea Bakery - quality goodies from quality ingredients 27.That's A Wrap - fresh, healthy ingredients for salads, wraps, soups and smoothies

Robin said...

Oh, I love Scottsdale/Phoenix. I used to host a customer event at the Arizona Biltmore every May for 9 years and I miss it dearly.

Anonymous has made quite the itinerary for you, you may need a nap afterward. Then I recommend a hearty breakfast or lunch at Food Bar in the Southbridge area, on East Stetson Drive (near the big mall - Fashion Square, more info here:

Then go next door to The Grand Tour, one of the most amazing shops I've ever been in. Beautiful things from all over the world, high end, but really lovely. I did some great holiday shopping there when I was there in December. More info here:

Melissa de la Fuente said...

SO fun! I hope you have a wonderful time Suzanne!
See you when you get back!

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

what fun! Have a great time :)

littlebyrd said...

What a fabulous last minute surprise! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh lucky you! We want pictures!!!

Have fun sweetie!

Cindy said...

have fun suzanne!

Julia said...

Regardless of what you do, you will have a BLAST! I'm so glad you were able to go!

Whoot, whoot!

Anonymous said...

If you want to do some shopping, take a trip to Fashion Square in Scottsdale. They have EVERYTHING. It's a pretty high end mall though. I rarely go. I can't afford it (lol). The Biltmore also has a veyr nice mall. It's lovely! There is so much beautiful stuff to see here. I've been livig here a year, and still am overwhelmed by it all.

Anonymous said...

I mean "very."
Hate typos.

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