The resorts, golf courses, spas and exquisite shopping are legendary in the Phoenix area. With our own sports teams, as well as being the winter training grounds for several other high profile teams, we have no shortage of great places to stay and several high end shops. While I love to look, I don’t necessarily buy anything.
Indeed, my favorite go to shops are probably your favorite shops~ Target, Home Goods, Anthro….
But for lovely local flavor don’t miss Butter Toast Boutique, Rust & Roses, Sirens & Saints, Paris Envy, and Melrose Vintage. A few minutes drive can have you at Domestic Bliss/Found or The Willows.
For enlightening entertainment I have to say that Phoenix has really excellent museums. The Heard Museum provides fantastic insight into Native American culture. I regularly check out the exhibits at the Phoenix Art Museum. For older kids you can’t beat the AZ Science Center. The young ones would love the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and everyone loves the Zoo. For design enthusiasts you can’t miss Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.
After all that culture and shopping, you might be hungry. Check out Pizzeria Bianco but be prepared to wait for a table. For something quicker try Postino’s, Zinc Bistro, or Bario Café.
Of course this is not the end all be all list. There are many more Phoenician delights to be had. I believe that it is the local people who make any travel experience truly worthwhile. Phoenix has some really lovely ladies. The Fashionista and I recently met up with our local blogging peeps Liz, Linda, Marty, and Ceekay. The occasion? Marty’s birthday and Cindy was visiting from Wisconsin. So if you’re going to be in Phoenix, let any one of us know. We’ll be glad to see you.
As regular readers know I have issued myself a challenge to “Fall in Love With a House I Hate” beginning on September 1st. Every Wednesday starting on September 7th I will reveal my home projects and crafts that I completed for the week and hope to see yours as well.
Who’s ready to Fall In Love?