Scottsdale Quarter Archives

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  Scottsdale Quarter is now home to Etta, a picturesque neighborhood restaurant serving up tasty wood-fired eats and serious Italian getaway vibes that will blend seamlessly into your perfectly curated Instagram aesthetic. As I pull open the fashionably oversized wooden door that guards Etta’s idyllic entryway and step out of Arizona’s grueling summer heat, I am greeted by a cool gush of air and the smile of a friendly hostess who offers to show my...

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Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt met 14 years ago and bonded over their shared love of all things vintage. They were both repurposing old furniture and selling it online, often talking about the desire for a physical place to sell their wares and showcase other makers. When they couldn’t find it, they created it. “We put together a little backyard market. We had 22 vendors and they were all friends who we had met through...

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Winter dining al fresco is usually a treat in the Valley of the Sun – we devoted a whole cover story to patio dining, after all. This week’s dreary, drippy weather has limited outdoor dining options, though. As if anticipating this, Scottsdale Quarter and Culinary Dropout have been plotting Desert Domes, partially closed geodesic domes for outdoor dining.   They follow in the wake of several major U.S. cities whose restaurants have introduced private dining structures to provide “COVID-safe” experiences. These pop-ups huts – from New York City’s yurts to Chicago’s greenhouses – are technically outdoors, yet they protect patrons from the elements, which...

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With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. From upbeat music to good food to fall festivities, here are five ways to safely celebrate the start of October this weekend. 1. Look on the bright side with Sonoran Desert Chorale. Mesa’s Sonoran Desert Chorale, a renowned choral group that has performed across the globe,...

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Swing by these festive spots to snap a holiday selfie! North Phoenix  Creative Holiday Chalk Art at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Check out this huge 3D sleigh chalk art piece, which is located at the resort’s Falls Water Village. This installation was created by local husband and wife team, Rather Be Chalking. The display has been getting a lot of attention from guests and locals alike, and will be available for “sleigh rides” until the end...

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The storefront of Amazon Books — Amazon’s first physical store in the state — looks a lot like that of a Barnes & Noble. The flashiest titles, such as Michelle Obama’s Becoming and Elton John’s Me, are displayed prominently in the window. What you can see on the inside looks inviting, in the aspirational way only a bookstore can make you feel. Look a little closer and see that, in addition to books, the window...

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In October, Laguna Beach jewelry boutique gorjana opened its 12th retail location at Scottsdale Quarter. Owners Gorjana and Jason Griffin Reidel met at Arizona State University. “Opening a store in Scottsdale is more like a homecoming, as our family has roots here,” Gorjana Reidel says of the beachy chic shop, which will showcase hand-picked crystals, a “power gemstone” wall, necklaces and more. gorjana.com

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I admittedly don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I’m certainly a sucker for a good selfie opportunity. That’s why I decided to check out Candytopia, an interactive art installation that would make Willy Wonka jealous. The spectacularly sweet pop-up, which features candy-coated art, a massive marshmallow pit and confetti cannons, just landed at Scottsdale Quarter. Candytopia allows you to roam from room to room, where you’ll find everything from the Mona Lisa made...

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