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Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona Shares Her Favorite Spots in the Valley

We sat down with Kimber Lanning to find out about her favorite local places around town. She’s the founder and executive director of Local First Arizonaand also owns Stinkweeds and Modified Arts. We’re a proud member of Local First, a non-profit that supports local businesses to help build vibrant communities.

Kimber Lanning

What is your favorite coffee shop?
My big secret is …

Become a “Localist” and Enjoy Exclusive Events & Deals from Local Businesses

We’re a proud member of Local First Arizona, a non-profit organization that supports local businesses to help build vibrant communities. They just started a really cool program where you can become aLocalistand get access to exclusive events plus enjoy discounts and freebies from beloved local businesses.

Special Localist experiences include person styling sessions at Frances boutique, VIP access to the Devoured Culinary Festival, and an exclusive concert and happy hour hosted by Stinkweeds. To become …

Vincent Market Bistro and Saturday Market

I wanted to find a quiet, charming restaurant where I could take a friend out for her birthday. I have dined at Vincent on Camelback but I never had the opportunity to go to Vincent Market Bistro. If you are not familiar with the quaint little restaurant, it is next to Vincent’s Restaurant on the north side of Camelback Road just west of 40th Street. When you enter through the front door, you have the feeling you are in a quaint little bistro in …

Fine Dining at T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms

Last week I went to the newly renovated T.Cook’s restaurant and The Mix Up at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. The romantic ambience of the dining room and courtyard are perfect for the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, and the views of Camelback Mountain from the patios are stunning.

T. Cook's Dining Room

Executive Chef Paul McCabe blends local and regional flavors to create Mediterranean cuisine that is thoughtful and …