Leilani Fitzpatrick, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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Dia de los Muertos returns to Downtown Phoenix in festival form this November. Also known as “Day of the Dead,” the Mexican holiday honors the dearly departed through a series of traditions and celebrations. The sixth annual Dia de los Muertos Festival is coming to Phoenix as an outdoor, family-friendly event hosted by St. Mary’s Basilica on November 3. Here are a few ways to celebrate the holiday at the festival. Devoted Doll Face Painting ...

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The 8th Annual Jetaway Music Festival returns to the W Scottsdale this November 8, featuring performances from Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Nelly, EDM DJ trio Cheat Codes, country star Dylan Scott and more. “This year, we are evolving our event to give everyone in the Valley something special,” says Jetaway co-founder Dillan Micus. All proceeds from the 21+ festival benefit Folds of Honor, a charity “providing educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen...

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What was once Tucson’s best kept secret has arrived to the heart of downtown Scottsdale. Prep & Pastry has been housed in Tucson for six years, and Scottsdale will be its first location in the Valley (7025 E. Via Soleri Dr.). Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., it will serve breakfast, lunch, and brunch daily, along with craft cocktails, house-steeped teas and organic fair trade coffee. The warm and welcoming atmosphere seats up...

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The newest addition to uptown Phoenix is its first-ever neighborhood hotel: ARRIVE. The Los Angeles-based hotel company is scheduled to open this fall, inside the restored twin towers at Camelback Road and 4th Avenue (400 W. Camelback). The hotel will feature 79 rooms, and a number of unique local offerings – from coffee to drinks by the pool to popsicles. It aims to bring an experience to uptown Phoenix that is for locals, by locals....

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