Nothing beats an Arizona sunset, even though in all honesty (and obviously) the image above captures the sun setting over the Pacific. Regardless, I snapped this while my boyfriend and I were on our way to Arizona – coffee & Baileys in hand – for a weekend getaway at Arizona Biltmore. Born and raised in “The Grand Canyon State,” I never truly appreciated all that Phoenix has to offer. Until now. Yes, it’s scorching hot in the summer, but the easy living and trendy, cheap (compared to LA) & delicious restaurants are unlike any other.
Saturday started off right with a gorgeous room service breakfast and make-your-own Bloody Marys. We enjoyed a relaxing massage and explored the grounds before heading to the pool to cool off. Let me just tell you… go on the water slide!! Lunch was served poolside. I enjoyed a caprese sandwich and David opted for his first lobster roll ever! The French fries were amazing and the pitcher of lemon water was a much-needed & perfect touch. Later that night, we visited with friends at a new (at least to me) restaurant & bar nearby.
We spent Sunday with my mom (we missed you Kel!), which was the biggest plus of the weekend! The three of us walked around Scottsdale Fashion Square – which has changed SO much since K & I used to frequent the mall – & shared two bruschetta boards and a bottle of wine at my all-time favorite wine bar, Postino.There was so much more that I wanted to do, but it was difficult to leave such a beautiful hotel room in order to do so. I guess we’ll just have to go back!