Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Made in Arizona

Stumped in your holiday gift-buying efforts? Try one of these non-traditional, locally-made stocking stuffers.

Practical Art
Support local artists and knock out your gift list in one fell swoop at this Cen-Pho goods shop. From furniture to soaps, the choices are near-limitless, and new items are available from more than 75 artists each week. 5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-264-1414, practical-art.com

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7 Places to Take Out-of-Town Guests

Snowbirds in tow? These Phoenix favorites and happenin’ festivals will entertain both you and your guests.

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¶lim¶Fabulous Fall Drives

Cooler weather means it’s high time to discover Arizona’s most beautiful byways. These 11 scenic drives around the state offer views of soaring cliffs, lakes and rivers, and brilliant fall colors, as well as ample opportunities for hiking, boating or simply taking it all in. Ahhhh... we can feel the autumn air already.

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Best Local Bike Shops

Whether you’re looking to cruise around the neighborhood or fly down a mountainside, these five local shops offer ideal two-wheelers for cool fall bike rides.

Sun Cyclery Schwinn
5833 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 
602-279-1905, sunbikes.com

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Haunted Houses


Pumpkins and fake cobwebs are a copout. Meet the Birkett brothers, whose over-the-top fright-night displays have wowed Scottsdalians for years.

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¶lim¶51 Ways to Beat the Heat

Dear Heat,
We’re staying cool for the rest of the summer with the Valley’s iciest drinks, sweetest desserts, splashiest pools, most soothing spas, best indoor entertainment and a few super cool road trips. See you next summer…
Love, Frosty in Phoenix

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Best Phoenix Candy Shops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the chewy, chocolaty, crunchy, colorful, caramely confections at these local candy shops.

Candy Addict
Convenience store confections just don’t hold a candle to the insanely decadent, handmade Cocopotamus truffles

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