Somm in Scottsdale: A Desert Escape

 We partnered with  The Feed Feed  and  The Luxury Collection  on a weekend excursion, as we toured the newly remodeled  Phoenician Resort  in Scottsdale Arizona. Between the unique restaurants, massive golf course, luxurious rooms and swimming pools, we would have stayed a whole week if we could. Read on for some of our favorite activities while at the breathtaking property.   Flatbread making - One of our favorite activities at the property was making flat-breads at the newly opened,  Cotton and Rye . We selected our favorite toppings and popped them in the oven while sampling the restaurants staple appetizers and cocktails. They're also home to one of the best brunches in Scottsdale, with views overlooking the pools.   A Hike up Camelback - Is any trip to the Phoenix area complete without a hike? We don't think so, which is why we made sure to wake up early and experience the 360 degree desert views from the top -well, close. The hike entrance was directly behind the resort, just a 10 minute walk!  Cocktail Class - After our hike, we were clearly deserving of one of the Phoenician’s famous drinks. The resort took it a step a further and let us learn from the pro behind the bar. Award winning bartender, Robert Porter is in charge of the cocktail program at The Phoenician's upstairs bar,  The Thirsty Camel . He showed us how to make a magnificent, red pepper infused mescal drink, as well as a fruity, gin cocktail.    The Many Pools - We had to test the water, and it was perfect. Our only struggle was deciding between the waterslide and the relaxing, adults only pool. Complete with Cabanas and hot tubs, you can enjoy this luxury in any weather.   A room with a view: The property's newly renovated interiors will have you never want to leave your room. With a private patio overlooking the desert landscape, a luxurious marble bath and separate shower, as well as the special perks you won't expect; like Italian linens and turn-down service with culinary treats. 

We partnered with The Feed Feed and The Luxury Collection on a weekend excursion, as we toured the newly remodeled Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale Arizona. Between the unique restaurants, massive golf course, luxurious rooms and swimming pools, we would have stayed a whole week if we could. Read on for some of our favorite activities while at the breathtaking property. 

Flatbread making - One of our favorite activities at the property was making flat-breads at the newly opened, Cotton and Rye. We selected our favorite toppings and popped them in the oven while sampling the restaurants staple appetizers and cocktails. They're also home to one of the best brunches in Scottsdale, with views overlooking the pools. 

A Hike up Camelback - Is any trip to the Phoenix area complete without a hike? We don't think so, which is why we made sure to wake up early and experience the 360 degree desert views from the top -well, close. The hike entrance was directly behind the resort, just a 10 minute walk!

Cocktail Class - After our hike, we were clearly deserving of one of the Phoenician’s famous drinks. The resort took it a step a further and let us learn from the pro behind the bar. Award winning bartender, Robert Porter is in charge of the cocktail program at The Phoenician's upstairs bar, The Thirsty Camel. He showed us how to make a magnificent, red pepper infused mescal drink, as well as a fruity, gin cocktail.  

The Many Pools - We had to test the water, and it was perfect. Our only struggle was deciding between the waterslide and the relaxing, adults only pool. Complete with Cabanas and hot tubs, you can enjoy this luxury in any weather. 

A room with a view: The property's newly renovated interiors will have you never want to leave your room. With a private patio overlooking the desert landscape, a luxurious marble bath and separate shower, as well as the special perks you won't expect; like Italian linens and turn-down service with culinary treats.