One of the Coolest Restaurants in the West (…and it’s not in LA!)

The Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is located inside the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix and is the city’s newest and, we think, best restaurant to come along in some time. This modern space is gorgeously designed and would not feel out of place in New York or San Francisco. This is big city dining atContinue reading “One of the Coolest Restaurants in the West (…and it’s not in LA!)”

Don Draper Would Go Mad for the Hotel Valley Ho

By Dennis Hensley; originally published in If you’re a Mad Men junkie and you’re having withdrawals after the recent Season 4 finale, might we suggest getting your mid-century modern fix at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, AZ. Built in 1956 and refurbished from top to bottom for its 2005 grand reopening, the 193-roomContinue reading “Don Draper Would Go Mad for the Hotel Valley Ho”

Phoenix is Hot

Story and images by Ed Salvato; above hikers tackling Camelback Mountain Phoenix is a sprawling city — the nation’s fifth largest — a collection of palm tree-studded cities and towns ringed by mountains, where a car is in indispensable necessity. The similarities to Los Angeles are striking, right down to analogous municipalities, including exclusive ParadiseContinue reading “Phoenix is Hot”