Lawrence Dunham Vineyards Wine Gallery

Arizona is becoming known for its grape-growing regions and wine production. So it was only a matter of time before the wine tasting rooms followed. Some of the best grape-growing conditions are in the Chiricahua Mountains about four hours south of Scottsdale, a little far to go for a wine tasting. So Curt Dunham and Peggy Fiandaca have brought their wine to us and Scottsdale has its first completely local estate wine tasting room!

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Bootleggers in Old Town Scottsdale

Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse opened this location (their second) in 2013. The décor is a cool mix of modern and rustic, and there is a lovely patio with a fireplace, smoker, and twinkle lights. As soon as you walk into the restaurant, you can smell the delicious aroma of barbecue.

Bootleggers

Chef Brian Dean and Mixologist Jason Horton (formerly of T. Cook’s) serve upscale barbecue and …

Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy

I laughed a lot at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy last week! It’s a new fixture on High Street at City North in North Phoenix. This is Bronson’s third location in the U.S. and his first in Arizona. Rick himself is an award-winning comedian, and every week he brings in comics from all over the country to perform in his club. Many of them have appeared on shows like The Tonight Show, Letterman, and Last Comic Standing.

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New Loft Suite in The Tower

Have you seen our new Tower Loft Suite? It combines modern design, two stories, and ideal views of Camelback Mountain for the ultimate luxe stay. With 1,500 square feet of indoor space and 350 square feet of outdoor space on four terraces, there’s plenty of room to lounge.

Loft Suite WestUpstairs is a sunny, yellow kitchen complete with everything needed for a meal in, along with a dining area, living …

“Fashioned in America” at Phoenix Art Museum

The Phoenix Art Museum has a wonderful new exhibition about garments made here in the U.S. called “Fashioned in America“. You can see over 30 contemporary ensembles and accessories ranging from casual to high fashion, including pieces by Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, Nanette Lepore, and Monique Lhuillier.

Monique LhuillierMonique Lhuillier (Filipino, born 1971), Evening Dress,
Spring, 2013. 
Digitally printed silk chiffon.
Gift of Monique Lhuillier. Photo by Ken Howie.

The Phoenix Art Museum …