13 Oct 2010

Waste Management (Phoenix) Open Raises 4.4 Million for Charities – What About Next Year?

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The Phoenix Open is one of  Scottsdale’s biggest annual events, drawing huge crowds and celebrities to enjoy “the greatest show on grass.” When in town for the Phoenix Open, many visitors prefer to stay on Scottsdale’s “resort row,”  the section of Scottsdale Road between Shea Blvd and Camelback Roads. Our sunny Scottsdale vacation rental condo is located in the middle of resort row!  Anyways, The Phoenix Open is a fantastic event, and it’s a fundraiser for the Thunderbirds’ charities. Recent news articles suggest that this past year they raised over $4.4 Million  for charities. The fundraising achievement is nothing to balk at, especially considering the major economic challenges and corporate pull backs in earlier 2010. Congrats to the Thunderbirds for another outstanding Phoenix Open, AKA Waste Management Open. We look forward to the 2011 Waste Management Open, and are going to be welcoming guests to our fantastic sunny Scottsdale vacation rental condo.

KPHO Channel 5 – Phoenix Open Raises $4.4M For Charities

Phoenix Business Journal – Thunderbirds donate $4.4M to charities

Azcentral.com –  Phoenix Open donates $4.4 million to local charities

Update 11/01/2010 – Official Waste Management Iphone Application is Launched.

This looks like it is super cool and highly useful.

Iphone App for the Waste Management Phoenix Open

12 Oct 2010

Scottsdale’s Soleri Bridge project is Underway

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Scottsdale has done very well by continuing to invest in public art. This commitment continues to make Scottsdale a beautiful and interesting place for visitors and residents. The public arts project is clearly one of many factors making Scottsdale a top vacation destination. In 1985, the Arizona city of Scottsdale adopted a one percent for art ordinance and established the Scottsdale Public Art Program with the goal to enhance the quality of life afforded area residents and visitors. Scottsdale’s program and projects have won local, regional and national awards. Public art has taken many forms ranging from the walls of the Pima Freeway to James Turrell’s Skyspace at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. I am excited about the latest addition, and I know visitors to our Sunny Scottsdale Condo Vacation Rental will enjoy the new Soleri addition.

Read more about the Soleri Bridge Project at azcentral.com

For Even More info:

Read More about Paolo Soleri on Wikipedia

12 Oct 2010

Nike Store latest new addition at Scottsdale Quarter

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Apple Store at Scottsdale Quarter Nearby the Sunny Scottsdale Vacation Rental

Scottsdale Quarter is just one of several high profile shopping destinations that continue to expand.

We’re  glad to see that Scottsdale is continuing to boom with new retail shopping options. Scottsdale Quarter continues to impress, and we are definitely looking forward to the upcoming opening of the upscale movie theaters. Scottsdale Quarter already boasts many retail favorites like the Apple Store and H&M. Visitors to our Scottsdale condo vacation rental are going to love shopping at Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter.

Nike Store latest new addition at Scottsdale Quarter

08 Oct 2010

Get Ready to Relax and Rejuvenate on Vacation in Scottsdale!

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Health, wellness and beauty reign in Arizona where on your next vacation you will find a spa lifestyle fit for a queen (or king).

Hot stone massages, desert scrubs, detoxifying body wraps, soothing facials, manicures, pedicures, and hair treatments abound in vibrant Scottsdale.

Whether you are looking to relax and be pampered or get ready for a night out, you will find an array of spas and services that range from convenient and simple to world-class and decadent – all within minutes of your Scottsdale vacation rental!

Arizona Spa Girls is one of our favorite websites for locating spas and spa deals across the Valley. Launched as a way for girlfriends to share reviews of spas and salons across Arizona, the website has grown to become the go-to resource.  Visit their website at www.AZSpaGirls.com

07 Oct 2010

Firehouse Bar and Grill opens in Old Town Scottsdale

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Finally, someone opened a new concept at one of the best restaurant/bar locations in Old Town Scottsdale. This sounds like a fun happening new concept, I’m excited to check it out. I imagine out of town visitors are going to appreciate having this as a fun option for nightlife or a place to grab a bite before a spring training game. The Scottsdale Vacation Rental condo is just an 8 minute drive from the Firehouse!

Read more about the Firehouse Bar and Grill in Old Town Scottsdale

Firehouse Bar and Grill

Hours: 10:30 a.m. daily, earlier for football games. Bar closes at 2 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, after-hours Thursday-Sunday.

Where: 4312 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale.

Admission: No cover.

Details: 480-265-6989, ilovefirehouse.com

06 Oct 2010

Farmers markets poised to launch fall season in NE Valley

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Markets are increasing their hours thanks to popular demand.

If you love delicious fresh food, then Scottsdale is going to rank high on your list of great places to find fine dining. Plus our Scottsdale vacation rental condo by owner is walking distance to one farmer’s market, and 5 minutes driving distance to several others. Reading this article here, it sounds like the popularity of Famer’s Markets are continuing to grow at an outstanding rate thanks to the perfect combination of people who love to prepare local food and farmers willing to supply it!!

Read more about Farmer’s Markets in Scottsdale at Azcentral.com:

Farmers markets poised to launch fall season in NE Valley

November 28, 2010 Update:

Coverage on Scottsdale Farmer’s markets continues with an updated list of active farmer’s markets.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2010/10/12/20101012scottsdale-area-farmers-markets-prog.html

The two closest Farmer’s markets are The Borgota on Fridays and Gainey Village on the First Sunday of the Month.  There is also a farmer’s market on Saturdays across the street from the Sunny Scottsdale Vacation Rental Condo, at the Artesia Shopping Center which can be accessed by the Scottsdale Greenbelt without ever needing to cross a busy street.

06 Oct 2010

Scottsdale Fashion Week is Heating up the Week of November 4-6, 2010

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Now in its fifth year, Scottsdale Fashion Week celebrates fashion, lifestyle and beauty. Up-and-coming trendsetters, alongside nationally and internationally renowned names, will show their collections during dozens of shows at Scottsdale Fashion Square Drive north of the new Barneys New York. Fashion icons like Kevan Hall, Luca Luca, Ted Baker and Lloyd Klein, as well as an impressive retailer line up from Scottsdale Fashion Square, will grace the runway with their vibrant and fashion forward creations.

Read more about Scottsdale Fashion Week at the Scottsdale CVB


Official Scottsdale Fashion Week Website

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Distance from your Sunny Scottsdale Condo vacation rental according to Google maps: 8 minutes!!

05 Oct 2010

Expert Concierge Gathers the Savviest Scottsdale Sights for Your Next Vacation

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Concierge Ted Enright at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North to gathers the savviest sightseeing suggestions he could find—not just his own but also those of other local connoisseurs, including some he works with every day at the Hotel. Famous for its golf courses, Scottsdale also has top-flight shopping, and culinary and cultural offerings. The Sonoran Desert beckons with a wealth of outdoor activities, such as hiking, off-road Jeep tours and hot-air balloon rides. No wonder Scottsdale is a favorite vacation destination for so many folks!

http://magazine.fourseasons.com/concierge_recommends/americas/scottsdale/concierge_recommends_scottsdale_arizona/

05 Oct 2010

Take a tour of historic treasures in Old Town Scottsdale

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You would be surprised how many historic treasures you pass by on a day to day basis. Ace Bailey of Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours showed us around Old Town Scottsdale, and we learned about some amazing places that are right under our nose.

Take a tour of historic treasures in Old Town Scottsdale.

28 Sep 2010

Welcome to Sunny Scottsdale Condo Vacation Rental

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Welcome to beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, where sunshine and warm weather is enjoyed year-round!

Turquoise blue skies framed by majestic purple mountains ranges, bright, green grass, sparkling lakes, crystal blue pools and a carefree spirit make Scottsdale a welcome winter escape.

One of the most sought-after vacation destinations, Scottsdale has something for everyone – from culinary to sports to outdoor activities.  Be in the middle of everything you’re looking for, and then come home to a spacious and comfortable vacation rental before doing it all again the next day.

Immerse yourself in Scottsdale life…