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The New Bink’s Scottsdale from Chef Kevin Binkley

I had a wonderful dining experience at Kevin and Amy Binkley’s newest restaurant, Bink’s Scottdale. We stopped by during happy hour, which is 2:30 to 6:00 every day! Chef Kevin Binkley has been called a “food pioneer” and has been nominated for the James Beard Award Best Chef of the Southwest every year since 2005. He supports local farmers and only uses vegetables that are in season.

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Luxurious Goods at The Linen Tree

Have you been to the shops at Hilton Village lately? I stopped by and what stood out was a beautiful store called The Linen Tree. They sell luxurious items for bedrooms and bathrooms, along with chic home décor. You’ll see high-end brands such as Pratesi linens and Bernardaud china.

The Linen Tree

When you walk into the store, you can smell their lovely fragrances. They …

Southwest-Style Gifts at Bischoff’s Shades of the West

Our guests love to take home souvenirs for friends and family, and one of my favorite places to send them is Bischoff’s Shades of the West in Old Town Scottsdale. Scottsdale’s first general store and post office were built on this site in 1897, before it was even a city. Anselm Bischoff founded Bischoff’s as a fine arts and crafts store in 1971; his grandfather was a collector and trader on the Indian reservation in Chinle, Arizona. The store is filled with Southwestern-flavored items, kitchenware, gourmet …

Hike the Apache Wash Trailhead

I recently moved to beautiful Anthem, Arizona and heard about the new Apache Wash Trailhead off of Interstate 17 and Cave Creek Road. I decided to drive through the area instead of on the freeway. If you are traveling north to Sedona or the Grand Canyon, you can take this drive and enjoy the scenery. Exit the 101 Freeway going west at Cave Creek Road and then turn left on Sonoran Desert Drive and follow it 10 miles through the preserve. The road changes …