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The 2020 Holiday Season Has Officially Kicked-Off! Now, Where to Go & What to Do?

We've got a calendar of holiday events for 2020 posted to the "Events" section of the Scottsdale Road website #scottsdaleroad. Also, in this blog we'll be making recommendations on restaurants, shopping, events & nightspots we've visited and recommend and maybe some we wouldn't recommend. We'll call it our "Naughty & Nice" list! Be on the lookout throughout 2021 for the Scottsdale Road restaurant review. Because we love to eat and be social, here at Scottsdale Road, it's sure to be a great resource for you as you plan your dining experiences in 2021. The Naughty & Nice #NaughtyandNice list is being compiled based on multiple criteria including: food quality and variety, service and servers, atmosphere and crowd, among others. This is our snapshot-in-time of the establishments we've visited and recommend. Heck, we'll even let you know who the proprietors of each establishment are so you can speak to them directly and let them know how much you love them and love Scottsdale Road! Now, for the events in and around Scottsdale for the 2020 holiday season! There are many events and hot spots to visit this festive holiday season, here are just a few: Christmas at the Princess #ChristmasatthePrincess (always a favorite and so much to see and do for the entire family), ZooLights #ZooLights, Christmas With The Katinas #ChristmaswiththeKatinas, 2020 Nakatomi Christmas Party 5k Run Walk - Scottsdale #2020NakatomiChristmasParty5kRunWalk, 2020 Incredible Santa Run Walk - Scottsdale #2020IncredibleSantaRun, 2020 Run Run Rudolph Virtual 5k Run Walk - Scottsdale #RunRunRuldolph5kRunWalk, Juniper's Pop-Up Shop #junipersCloset, Paula Jacqueline Cupcake Wreath Making Class #CupcakeWreathMakingClass, Holiday Movie Nights #HolidayMovieNightTheSantaClause, Brewdazzle Scottsdazzle #ScottsdazzleHolidayExtravaganza, Photos with Santa #PhotoswithSanta, Holiday Doormat Workshop #doormatworkshop, The Voice of Johnny Mathis #JohnnyMathis, A Jolly Trolley Santa Adventure #JollyTrolley, Holiday Lights at the Quarter #HolidayLightsattheQuarter, World of Illumination #WorldofIllumination, and sooooo much more! Visit our Scottsdale Road Events #events page for even more events, times and locations throughout the valley. We guarantee you'll have a memorable holiday season with Scottsdale Road! What's the perfect night out in Scottsdale look like this 2020 holiday season? We're glad you asked - it begins with cocktails at The Americano Restaurant #theAmericano located in N. Scottsdale on Scottsdale Road just south of the 101. It's a happening scene at the bar and Nicholas is there to recommend the best of the holiday wine selection. Or, cocktails may be just what the doctor ordered at Mastero's Steakhouse #MasterosSteakhouse also in N Scottsdale at Pinnacle Peak Road and Pima. Next, we recommend a tasteful dining experience at Elements Restaurant, in the Sanctuary Resort #Elements, this place is off the charts for view and ambiance. It's about as romantic as a restaurant gets and the wait staff is out-of-this-world! Really! Make a reservation, this place is AWESOME and certain to book up quickly! Finally, for after dinner drinks, we recommend a romantic setting with more ambiance than heaven itself at The Living Room #TheLivingRoom. We can't say enough about this place - The Living Room features a living room setting complete with large, comfy couches, fire-pits, specialty cocktails, bourbons and just about anything that tickles your fancy! Ask for Tom Kaufman and tell him Jake at Scottsdale Road sent you. He'll take real good care of you and your party! Conclusion: Scottsdale, AZ is home to some of the best restaurants and night spots in the southwest. Coupled with its fantastic weather, the pretty people, and a vibe like no other - there's no better place on earth! Remember, if It's Hot #itshot, it's in Scottsdale, and if it's in Scottsdale, It's Scottsdale Road! Support your community in and around the Phoenix area, and around the country by sporting your official Scottsdale Road gear. Shop our online store today www.scottsdale-road.com.

What's the Most Happening, Hip & Cozy Night Spot in Scottsdale this Holiday Season?

Why it's The Living Room #thelivingroom of course! This past weekend the staff here at Scottsdale Road #scottsdaleroad celebrated Thanksgiving a little early by living it up at The Living Room located in Scottsdale's trendy DC Ranch. I have to tell you this place is AWESOME! All caps means it's the bomb! This place is soooooo cool - It's as cozy as your own living room only better. Featuring top-notch food, a great vibe and a really hip crowd nightly. We reserved a cozy, large table in the back corner that couldn't have been more comfortable. Large couches with big pillows and a dimly lit atmosphere made for the perfect setting. Sprinkle in a dozen tasty sushi rolls (we recommend the K.I.G, Poppin, and Vegas rolls) and a couple of charcuterie boards and we were truly in heaven! #greatfood The place featured the hip sounds of the house DJ while owner Tom Kaufman was working the room greeting a packed house of guests (definitely where the "pretty people" hand out). Want the perfect date spot? Well look no further. The Living Room is the hottest, most romantic, and relaxing date spot in all of N. Scottsdale #perfectdatespot. Get a quiet table in the main room or enjoy a beautiful Scottsdale night under the stars with a cozy outside table in front of the fire-pit. Snuggle up with your best gal or guy!!!! Yummy! Did we mention that The Living Room is the ideal location for your upcoming holiday party #holidayparty? Well, it is! Make your reservations early as this place is certain to book-up quickly. Tell them Scottsdale Road sent you and you want the V.I.P. treatment! Ask for Tom and tell him you heard about The Living Room at Scottsdale Road - maybe he'll even buy your first glass of wine! Conclusion: The Living Room is the place to be - it's cozy, hip, happening and serves up some of the tastiest food and cocktails in all of Scottsdale. Tom Kaufman will be so happy to see you! Scottsdale Road rates The Living Room FIVE STARS on the wonderful-meter! Well see you at The Living Room! Remember, if It's Hot #itshot, it's in Scottsdale, and if it's in Scottsdale, It's Scottsdale Road! Support your community in and around the Phoenix area, and around the country by sporting your official Scottsdale Road gear. Shop our online store today www.scottsdale-road.com

What's The Best, Upscale Consignment Furniture Showroom in Scottsdale? Avery Lane - It's Hot!

This week Scottsdale Road #scottsdaleroad is proud to feature, Avery Lane Home #averylane. Earlier this week, while I was out and about, I stumbled upon this little gem - or should I say gigantic gem! Avery Lane is a behemoth high-end, consignment furniture showroom with more than 30,000 sq. ft. of showroom space. All I can say is WOW! It was absolutely awesome the way they featured specific pieces/rooms and sets in the best lighting, with awesome accent pieces. I felt right at home. They way the staff at Avery Lane merchandises their product is inviting, while enticing shoppers to sit down and really enjoy the fine furnishings. I laid down on one of the beds in the back and just about the time I was ready to nod-off, Darlene, with her beautiful smile, greeted me and nearly scared me to death! With a smile of course! Darlene is the queen of the showroom and sole-proprietor of Avery Lane. Darlene #redhotbusinesswoman while being a very astute business woman is keenly adept to the latest styles, colors, fabrics and accents featured throughout the showroom. While it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, Darlene really knows her business! In fact, she's probably one of the most influential business women in all of the valley. Scottsdale is proud to have her as a small business owner in our lovely city. By the way, did we mention she's a very attractive, fiery redhead who lights up the room with her smile! Don't take my word for it, go see for yourself! And oh by the way, her staff is no different, they're all a treat to speak with and quite knowledgeable too! Conclusion: Avery Lane specializes in high-end, designer furnishings #highendfurnishings. They are professional consultants from start to finish and whether you're buying or consigning a single piece, a room full, or a house-full of fine furnishings they're the best asset and perfect partners throughout the process. Darlene will even conduct a complementary in-home visit to appraise and inventory your items. Talk about going the extra mile! Darlene is an absolute pleasure to deal with - really! Stop by today and tell Darlene that Krista from Scottsdale Road sent you. You'll be glad you did! Remember, if It's Hot #itshot, it's in Scottsdale, and if it's in Scottsdale, It's Scottsdale Road! Support your community in and around the Phoenix area, and around the country by sporting your official Scottsdale Road gear. Shop our online store today www.scottsdale-road.com

What's the Best Insurance Agent in The Valley? Why it's Derrick Stinson of Stinson & Associates!

You might ask yourself, why is trying to find insurance so cumbersome and boring? It's like pulling teeth! Well, were happy to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way. That's right, Derrick Stinson of Stinson & Associates is a cut above the rest. He's a delight to deal with and we're happy to report that Stinson & Associates is our newest small business partner here at Scottsdale Road #scottsdaleroad. What makes Stinson & Associates different? Honesty, integrity and commitment to excellence, to name a few. And oh by the way, Derrick Stinson is about one of the nicest, most sincere people you'll ever meet! And, he really knows his business. No really, we mean it, but don't take our word for it, give him a call today (480) 855-3216 and tell him Jake with Scottsdale Road sent you. Be sure to let Derrick know that you want the "special Scottsdale Road Discount." Stinson & Associates can write you a policy on just about anything under the sun including: auto, boat, motorcycle, home, RV, aircraft, business liability, cat, dog and probably even your mother-in-law. Give Derrick and his team a call today (480) 855-3216 and see what sets them apart from the crowd and support your local community in the process. Conclusion: let's admit it, determining your insurance needs isn't all that exciting and we all want the best coverage while also getting a great deal. Sure, you want it all and why shouldn't you? Well, you can have it all with Stinson & Associates. In the words of my Italian father, "I got a guy" , and his name is Derrick Stinson. . . Remember, if It's Hot #itshot, it's in Scottsdale, and if it's in Scottsdale, It's Scottsdale Road! Support your local community in and around the Phoenix area, and around the country by sporting your official Scottsdale Road gear. Shop our online store today www.scottsdale-road.com Scottsdale Road - Scottsdale's Luxury Brand - Supporting the local economy is what it's all about at Scottsdale Road #scottsdaleroad. Our Mission - Inspiration through optimism; a luxury lifestyle - Scottsdale Road, embodying the desert allure and the essence of the thriving local community. Purveyors of locally respected, sustainable products with a premium attitude. Partners and accelerators of small business and shepherds of philanthropy. Take a little Scottsdale Road home with you today.  It's Hot!#itshot.

What's the Hottest Place When You Want to Absolutely Indulge Yourself in Scottsdale?

Sweet Dee's Bakeshop #delicious, of course! This week we're highlighting what we'll call "heaven on earth." My assistant and I were traipsing around Old Town Scottsdale earlier this week, when we stumbled on what may very well be Scottsdale's best kept secret. Like an oasis in the desert, Sweet Dee's Bakeshop #awesomepastries appeared out of nowhere on E. Stetson Drive in Old Town Scottsdale, and it was love at first sight - for sure! The menu is out of this world. We tried Dee's Club and the Bacon Jam Panini and were literally floored. OMG doesn't even do these sandwiches justice. When I say the Bacon Jam Panini literally melts in your mouth, I MEAN IT! Yes, it was that good! The bread was toasted to perfection and to be honest, I couldn't get enough of this thing. After licking my plate, I felt like I had lost my best friend. It was arguably one of the best paninis I've ever eaten (or should I say, swallowed whole). I'M ADDICTED! While we're not ones to gossip, we'll make an exception in this case. . . The staff at Sweet Dee's couldn't have been friendlier and more accommodating with us. While we were indecisive at first, they patiently walked us through the menu, and we're now fans for life! Did I mention that the Bacon Jam Panini was and explosion of goodness in my mouth? Yeah!!! Well, it was and Sweet Dee's Bakeshop #sweetdeesbakeshop is HOT! By the way, when you drop by to sample the fare at Sweet Dee's be sure to ask for Lynda or Danielle #momanddaughter, I'm sure they'll be in the back baking and preparing their culinary delights. While the case in front is sure to be filled with delicious, beautiful creations, Lynda and Danielle are an equally beautiful duo! Stop in and say hello, have a cappuccino and a tasty dessert and tell them Jake from Scottsdale Road #scottsdaleroad sent you. Remember, if It's Hot #itshot, it's in Scottsdale, and if it's in Scottsdale, It's Scottsdale Road! Support your community in and around the Phoenix area, and around the country by sporting your official Scottsdale Road gear. Shop our online store today www.scottsdale-road.com

What's the Best Way to Buy or Sell a Home in Scottsdale?

Liza Deer of Platinum Living Real Estate - of course! This week's question: "What's the best way to buy or sell real estate in Scottsdale and surrounding areas?" Answer: Liza Deer! #lizadeer Liza has been a professional real estate agent for more than 20 years and as a professional she expects, no - demands results. So if that's what you're looking for in your real estate agent, look no further. . . This week we highlight our newest Scottsdale Road partner, Liza Deer #bestinthebusiness of Platinum Living Real Estate #platinumlivingrealestate. Liza is a professional through and through and is committed to client satisfaction, whether buying or selling a property. She's outstanding, but don't take our word for it, here's what a recent client of Liza's had to say; "Liza was professional in every sense of the word. She listened to our needs and not only sold our home in less than a five days, but she found us a new, beautiful home that fulfilled our every wish! Liza is fantastic and we highly recommend her!" S Johnson/N Scottsdale At Scottsdale Road #scottsdaleroad we pride ourselves on partnering with only the best in the business and Liza Deer certainly fits the bill. We're all about providing fully vetted, reliable, professional recommendations in all areas of Scottsdale business, whether it be real estate, home services, retail/shopping, dining, or activities and events and more. Scottsdale Road is the only local resource focused on Scottsdale, its residents, and visitors. Simply put, Scottsdale Road - It's Hot! #itshot Conslusion: When only the best will do, for your real estate needs, Liza Deer is the clear choice. Support your local community and its businesses by visiting Scottsdale-Road.com today. Shop our online store and show your support for Scottsdale! It's Hot!

Where do you go in Scottsdale when you want to look and feel your best?

Answer: Fabulous Cuts and the Arizona Studio of Electrolysis and Permanent Makeup. Men and women alike have been going to the AZ Studio of Electrolysis and Permanent Makeup #yourfacedoneright for well over 20 years - with outstanding results! And men have been visiting Fabulous Cuts #greathaircut, in North Scottsdale, for over ten years - when only the best will do! I myself prefer Fabulous Cuts because the service and pampering is second to none. In fact, I was in just last week and Boris really took care of me. With the perfect cut (my wife loves it), for just $24, you can't possibly go wrong. Oh, did I forget to mention the warm towel and finishing massage to top it all off! It's simply the perfect cut #perfectcut every time! By the way, I now have a standing appointment, with Boris, every three weeks! Krista K, our Scottsdale Road field reporter, visited Karyn Smith, AKA the Holistic Hottie #holistichottie and owner of the AZ Studio of Electrolysis and Permanent Makeup for a couple of permanent makeup services earlier this week (I believe she said eyebrows and eye liner or something like that). Anyway, when she left Karyn's office not only did she look great but she learned countless tips on how to eat healthy, stay fit and just be a better person, compliments of the Holistic Hottie herself! Did I forget to mention, Karyn is also a former fitness instructor and a current YouTube star. Yup, that's right, you really can have it all at the AZ Studio of Electrolysis and Permanent Makeup. Krista tells me she subscribed to the Holistic Hottie's YouTube channel yesterday. In fact, just last night Krista made a fabulous salmon salad for dinner (taken right from one of the Holistic Hottie's YouTube videos! By the way, Krista says "thank you Karyn!" So in conclusion let's review what we've learned here; whether you're a man or a women, you've got great choices for looking and feeling your best in Scottsdale. And, it won't break the bank. Remember, Fabulous Cuts #greathaircut in North Scottsdale and the Arizona Studio of Electrolysis and Permanent Makeup #yourfacedoneright also conveniently located in Scottsdale, when you absolutely positively want to look and feel your very best! Take a little bit of Scottsdale Home with you today! IT'S HOT! #itshot

What's the Best Way to Get High in Scottsdale? A Hot Air Balloon Flight, of Course - It's Hot!

Each week we ask a question like what's the hottest thing to do, place to go, food to eat, festival to attend, and so on. This week we ask this simple question: what's the best way to get high in Scottsdale? Answer: a hot air balloon flight with Rainbow Ryders #rainbowryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company. Filled with excitement, romance and adventure, a hot air balloon flight is just what the doctor ordered! It's Hot! #itshot This week we're highlighting our newest partner - Rainbow Ryders #hotairballoonrides. Rainbow Ryders is the nation's largest hot air balloon ride company and as luck would have it, they're located right here in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area! They operate the safest FAA certified aircraft in the industry, and the Rainbow Ryders staff is comprised of the safest most experienced pilots and crew members you could ever hope to find. What more could you ask for? I'm thinking a cold bottle of champagne at 7:00AM to celebrate!! I'm in, let's do this! Our Scottsdale Road #scottsdaleroad field reporter had the pleasure of taking a flight with Rainbow Ryders this past week and she hasn't quit talking about it. She said, and I quote; "I had so much fun I nearly peed my pants." Straight from her mouth to our blog! Conclusion - When you're looking to "check one off the old bucket list" #bucketlist take a flight with Rainbow Ryders and experience adventure and romance like never before. I really mean that. I've found that you can talk about a hot air balloon flight but until you've actually experienced it for yourself, you just don't get it. Those first few moments right after take-off - WOW! My friends, you can't even imagine, just come on out and get high with Rainbow Ryders. . .

WHAT'S HOT IN SCOTTSDALE THIS WEEK? THE AMERICANO - IT'S HOT!

Every week we'll highlight one of our partners we've visited, enjoyed and/or utilized. It might be a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, golf course, service, resort/hotel - really, just about anything you can imagine in and around Scottsdale. What is Scottsdale's hot spot this week? Great specialty cocktails? Awesome food and exciting people watching? Answer: the Americano #theamericano, located on North Scottsdale Road. It's a hot #itshot restaurant & bar with an attitude and vibe not to be missed. And, by the way, the pretty people were definitely out! Our staff visited The Americano this past week and it was an absolutely fabulous night out. The staff was attentive and really on top of it (not literally of course). The wine was oh so enjoyable! Hungry, the food was awesome and better yet, it was happy hour (great value)! Oh, did I mention people watching? Well, talk about the beautiful people, Scottsdale is known for its beautiful people and this is no exception. The bar was alive, almost electric! It's hip and IT'S HOT #itshot and while at the Americano #greatrestaurant we had the pleasure of meeting a true hottie, Karyn Smith, the holistic hottie #holistichottie to be exact, and we highly recommend you visit her youtube channel. She is sexy, fit, fun, and healthy – what more could you want? Don't forget, IT'S HOT and it's Scottsdale Road #scottsdaleroad,visit our online store and pick out a shirt or hat and let everyone know where your heart is! Conclusion - the Americano is a great place to see and be seen, great specialty cocktails #greatcocktails, happy hour cuisine #greatfood and a vibe that's like no other. While your there ask for Pareda (pronounced pa-ree-day), he's the main man or Nicholas, he's the head sommelier. Either one of these two gentlemen will be more than happy to see to it that your visit to the Americano is a memorable one!

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