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Holiday Shopping? Bah-Humbug!

If you’re like me, the thought of shopping this time of year is not fun. However, you will find less crowds and a better shopping experience if you go local!

At the Scottsdale Old Town Farmer’s Market, every Saturday morning you’ll find plenty of ready-to-wrap seasonal specialties like jams and mustards, plus gardening items like the beautiful Monarch planting boxes that are perfect for growing your own fresh herbs and veggies!

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The Poisoned Pen

If you’re a book fan, you may want to visit The Poisoned Pen, a great shop just down the street from us. Founded in 1989 by Barbara Peters, it’s an independent bookstore that specializes in fiction. It has “current and classic works of mystery, thrillers, historical and literary fiction, and literature of the American Southwest, much of it offered in autographed first editions and imports”.

Aside from their impressive collection of books, The Poisoned Pen also has book clubs and author events. If …

Local Goodies at JAM

I am called the shopping queen as I love to find new, unique stores in the area like JAM. It’s just around the corner from the hotel, in a 1913 bungalow. You can find some wonderful treasures, including work by local artists. Browse Amy Mac one-of-a-kind jewelry, Hot Chick aprons, chic headbands, and Mame 100% pure soy candles!

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