Travel Trip Rewind...Scottsdale Arizona

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It was a whirlwind 4-day adventure to the wild, wild west, but we came, we saw, and we left fat, happy, and dehydrated from yummy adult beverages, for isn't that what you do on a relaxing couple's trip? Here is a little rewind/snapshot into our adventure:
We left Nashville early Thursday morning and jetted out to arrive in Scottsdale to get the afternoon started. Gaining two hours always helps, too so once we picked up our suitcases and rental car (Betsy the Buick), we ventured to Postino for lunch . Luckily for us, it was all day happy hour so we dove into yummy bruschetta and vino to get into prime "relaxation mode". We then headed to the hotel to get checked in and walk around the Phoenician resort...GORGEOUS with perfect scenery, amazing pool/spa facilities, and the boys said the golf was really good too. We then spent the remainder of the afternoon at the pool and taking it easy. Thursday night, we went to Cowboy Ciao for dinner and had the most amazing table side chopped salad...you must order if you go there! I had the Confit and Cornbread for dinner which was out of this world. Afterwards, we headed home and called it a night since it had been a very long day of travel.
 yes, we are in a liquor store :) 
the grounds at the resort
 the driver and the navigator
 lounging with my sweetie
Friday morning, the boys left early and headed to play 18 holes while Andrea and I had breakfast onsite at il Terrazo. Then we hit the ground running, checking out local shops and then doing some shopping at the Fashion Square Mall, which now I see why everyone raves about it...it is SO much better than the shopping we have in Nashville. I was motivated to find something for myself, but matching Hunter rainboots for the girls were much more important to bring home instead.
After the boys wrapped up their game, we headed to Relish for lunch, and downed some hamburgers and fries...see, we really went all out in the food department...no light bites for us! That afternoon, we hit up the pool again and then went to a late dinner at The Mission. Hands down, best atmosphere by far and the guacamole was out of this world good. Afterwards, we indulged the boys' request and went to Topgolf, which was surprisingly way more fun than I imagined. It's basically like bowling lanes, but with a driving range with huge light up holes...too much fun for groups and I hope one of these opens in Nashville! I can admit I may have missed a few balls (or 10), but it was a great time had by all and really something different, too.
 poolside reading...nothing like it
Saturday morning rolled around quickly and the boys went back for another round of golf, while Andrea and I headed to another local eatery, The Henry, for brunch...so so good! We met them back and then spent a few hours lounging at the pool AKA people watching and then we went and had massages that afternoon at the spa...much needed, too!  Early that night, we headed to a local sports bar to watch the UT/Oklahoma game (BOO) and then walked to Citizen Public House for dinner.
For our final day, we took a local's advice and had brunch at Olive and Ivy and I might have indulged in an incredibly huge cinnamon role to round out my weekend of food fun. Oh well, it was worth it. We had a few hours to kill so we checked out of the resort and then went and saw a movie...random I know, but by that point, we were exhausted and needed some mindless entertainment. Then we headed to the airport, flew home, and finally made it into bed around midnight...I'd say it was a perfect long weekend trip, made better with quality time with my hubby and great friends! I'd also totally recommend Scottsdale for a fun weekend getaway, too.

- 17 Comments

  1. Looks like you had an amazing time!! All the food looks delicious!!

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  2. looks like such a fun trip!! im glad you had a great time :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. That looks like such a fun getaway! Glad you guys had such a great time.

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  4. Looks like such a great getaway! Will definitely have to remember this for future reference :)

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  5. Sounds amazing! My in-laws have a house there so we escape every winter. Definitely going to have to bookmark these spots to try for the next visit!

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  6. What a fun getaway!! So nice to have a couples trip with no kiddies!! Lots of adult beverages are an order :)

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  7. Perfect weekend trip. We were at the Phonecian about a year ago, it is the perfect long weekend location. Glad you and Jeff were able to indulge, well deserved!!!!

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  8. How fun! We live in Scottsdale in March each year for my husband's Spring Training and I definitely agree about Fashion Square... It is the best mall I've ever been to! Love it!

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  9. So funny to see, I live in Scottsdale but am headed out to relocate very close to where you live! (Huntsville, AL) Um, very disappointed to hear Fashion Square is better than Nashville shopping! Nashville is supposed to be the "Big City" where we are supposed to drive for everything!

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  10. You hit SO many of my favorite places. I'm from the Arcadia area and Postinos is ALWAYS a go-to! Fashion Square is great but can be INSANE!

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  11. glad to hear you had such a great trip! we love scottsdale... my in-laws have a house there, so we try and get there at least once a year, although my hubby goes more often for golf. the topgolf is pretty cool there... my hubs is a golf pro at the one by us in chicago! love your restaurant choices, too!!

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  12. I just started that book by Liane Moriarty! It is SO good so far!

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  13. So fun!! I live in Scottsdale, and I have yet to try Citizen Public House - I need to do that stat... I've heard very good things!

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  14. Y'all are the CUTEST! The end. :) So glad you had a wonderful getaway! You certainly deserve it. ;)

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