The Perfume Shoppe is a wonderful local treasure. I stopped by with my daughter and we were greeted by Amyn, who has been in the business for 23 years and has traveled the world in search of the finest perfumes.
Cartel Coffee Lab has several shops around town, including one in Downtown Scottsdale. This is a great place to enjoy not only a coffee or latte, but also craft beer, wine, and tea.
Cartel is serious about its coffee. All baristas are trained extensively and many are certified with the Barista Guild of America. They make excellent espresso, lattes, and coffee, serving …
I just love to visit new stores that open near the hotel, especially if they sell chocolate! Chocolade van Brugge is a wonderful shop featuring luxury Belgian chocolates. I heard a rumor that they had chocolate croissants and hot chocolate, which are my favorite foods. I got to taste both and they were delicious!
Looking for a cool spot to see local and national bands? Rockbar in Downtown Scottsdale is a great venue that has shows throughout the week, including rock, country, acoustic, and more.
Rockbar is open every day, so you can stop in for a drink even if there isn’t a show. They have a huge rooftop patio with a bar and pool table. On the weekends …
Just in time for spring training, Hula’s Modern Tiki has added a second location, in Downtown Scottsdale. The new spot is a very hip, mid-century-esque restaurant with a great urban feel and fabulous food. The front completely opens up onto 1st Avenue, which is a great place to enjoy our wonderful weather, do a little people watching, and be part of the bustling downtown scene.