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European Chocolates in Downtown Scottsdale

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!

Chocolade van BruggeWhen you first enter the store, you can smell …

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 …

Visit Touchstone Gallery during ArtWalk

Last Thursday, I took a stroll in the Scottsdale Arts District, viewing fabulous galleries and tasting delicious food during the weekly ArtWalk event. I ventured into a lovely place called Touchstone Gallery on Marshall Way. It had not just art but also great jewelry, home décor, and unbelievable minerals and fossils. You can see beautiful amethyst geodes, exquisitely preserved woolly mammoth tusks, and petrified wood.

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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 …