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Vintage Finds at Modern Manor

Today we decided to catch up with Ryan and Kylie Durkin, the owners of one of our favorite mid-century-modern furniture stores in town — Modern Manor!

Mid-century modern refers to modern design from the late 1940s to the early 1960s (prevalent in Phoenix). Located off of 7th Avenue between Indian School and Camelback in Midtown Phoenix, the 4,000-square-foot store is an ideal place to find a variety of vintage items including lamps, sofas, sectionals, art, and dining sets. Modern Manor has been around for …

Sweet Treats from Julia Baker Confections

While I was shopping at the Biltmore Fashion Park, I came across the most delicious-looking store called Julia Baker Confections. You can shop her fabulous treats, sip a glass of wine at the bar, and celebrate being in heaven!

If you do not know about Julia Baker, she has an impressive background. She studied classical French cooking at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She found her calling, graduating first in her class with diplomas in both cooking and pastry.

Julia is known as “Chocolatier …

Get Your Art Fix at SMoCA

If you haven’t been to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), you have to check out their always-impressive display of contemporary art! It’s just a mile from the Valley Ho.

In addition to great installations, the museum features film screenings, lectures, and fantastic events in the SMoCA Lounge. Hear creative types tell stories live at Lit Lounge or learn how to arm wrestle from a professional at Arm Wrestling for Art for your chance to win a …

Scottsdale Old Town Farmers’ Market

There’s no place like home…our local farmers and merchants are simply amazing! The Scottsdale Old Town Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the corner of Brown and 1st Street (just a short walk from Hotel Valley Ho). I went again this past weekend.

Squash

The market has everything from tomatoes to tulips, honey to horseradish, …

Visit Oh My Dog! to Pamper Your Pooch

If you are a dog lover, you have to stop by Oh My Dog! Boutique & Spa. It’s in Old Town Scottsdale in the Southbridge shopping district on Stetson Avenue. They have the cutest merchandise for your pampered pet and specialize in grooming. They also offer specialty services including doga (doggie yoga), birthday parties, and dog photography.

Clothing at Oh My Dog!

Do you need …