arizona weekend

Last week (after returning from Chicago) Josh and I traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona for a weekend of sun and fun with two of our close friends.

Thursday evening (before Josh joined me) I stayed at the Arizona Biltmore, a hotel built in 1929 and had Frank Lloyd Wright serve as consulting architect on the project. It is such a special place... beautiful structures, gardens and pools with a touch of old Hollywood glamour. I just love walking the grounds, and cocktails on the patio in the evening aren't so bad either.

Friday night we had an outstanding dinner at Olive & Ivy.

On Saturday morning Josh and I along with one of our friends went on a nice 5 mile run. Well, the idea was nice. Running in Arizona heat was quite oppressive, but a challenge none the less. Lucky for you we did not photo document this part of the trip.

Next we went to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, something we've meant to do on previous trips to Arizona. It was incredibly interesting.

We went all out on Saturday night with old and new friends at the Orange Sky Restaurant at the new Talking Stick Resort. The food was amazing and the panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert are unbelievable.

We couldn't resist brunch at the Hotel Valley Ho before we caught our flight home.



Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a very busy but fantastic weekend. Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Great post! Looks like it was a great weekend.

Candace Heyman said...

You should've told me you were coming to AZ! I could've given you some EXCELLENT restaurant recommendations. Next time you must go to Cowboy Caio. MUST. Like you have no choice in the matter. Get the chopped salad. A. mazing. Looks like you had a good time though. You hit a few of my favs. :)