Explore, indulge, experience, drink, live the good life and celebrate with new November hot spots in Scottsdale.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WILDE RESORT AND SPA
“As we introduce the newest resort experience in Sedona, we are confident that guests will enjoy The Wilde’s thoughtfully designed spaces, authentically curated experiences and exceptional service delivered by our talented team,” says Jay Kriske, general manager of The Wilde Resort and Spa (thewilderesort.com). The stunning resort, located at the base of the majestic Thunder Mountain, offers guests a perfect combination of recreation and relaxation with 105 beautifully decorated rooms and suites inspired by the surrounding landscape. Guests can enjoy Rascal, a new and vibrant culinary concept coined by esteemed chef Mercer Mohr, along with a full-service spa and fitness center that is sure to provide a necessary interlude for rejuvenation. Adds Kriske, “Our resort will be a haven for the wellness-minded, active and adventure-seeking.”
COURTESY OF THE HEARD MUSEUM COLLECTION
Body Spa Salons (bodyspasalons.com) have been all the rage on the West Coast, and Scottsdale residents experienced the phenomenon when two salons opened in October. Known for their great customer service and comprehensive list of services, Body Spa Salons offer independent professionals the opportunity to work in a collaborative salon environment to create the best client experience possible. “We’re excited to bring the warmth and camaraderie that comes when these artists work alongside each other, supporting each other’s businesses and, ultimately, their clients in a one-stop-shop atmosphere,” says Debbie Ritchey, CEO and founder (pictured above).
Patrick DesJarlait Ojibwa, “Chippewa Fishing Camp” (1970, watercolor on board), 14 inches by 11 ¼ inches. BY MEGAN KAY PHOTOGRAPHY
In October, the Heard Museum (heard.org) welcomed its new exhibit, Remembering the Future: 100 Years of Inspiring Art, at its annual Moondance fundraising gala. Residing in the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery until January 2023, the original exhibition showcases paintings and sculptures created by the leading American Indian artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, bringing to light the healing influence of art. Curated by Chief Curator Diana Pardue and Director of Research Dr. Ann Marshall, the collection features more than 80 works by renowned artists, including T.C. Cannon and Oscar Howe. “The individual works of art are remarkable,” says Pardue. Gifting guests the necessary opportunity for personal reflection during this challenging time, this exhibit is not one to miss.
L’Entrata Wine founders Jay and Maria Toupin. PHOTO COURTESY OF SHEA HOMES GOOD LIFE FESTIVAL
Experience wine in a new way this fall at L’Entrata Wine (lentratawine.com) in Phoenix. The brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Jay and Maria Toupin, the wine bar offers a cozy yet elegant atmosphere and an impressive selection of quality wines. “The actual space is something we’ve envisioned doing for a long time, but the inspiration came from everything that surrounds wine,” says Jay. “It’s what you’re doing and who you’re with that makes the memory. And for us, that includes having a glass with friends and family. We want L’Entrata to be that for others as well. Never a bad day with wine.” With wine ambassadors guiding the experience, guests will discover or further develop their wine taste and palate with labels that are sure to be instant crowd-pleasers. L’Entrata Wine will also soon open a wine club, where members can enjoy exclusive events like winemaker and farm-to-table dinners, private tastings, wine education seminars, and paint and sip parties. The bar is also welcoming a live music rotation with several exceptional acts lined up and set to be announced soon. With so many exciting opportunities on the horizon, L’Entrata Wine Bar is a must-visit.
Kevin Costner & Modern West. L’ENTRATA WINE
The Shea Homes Good Life Festival (thegoodlifefest.com), presented by Subaru, is moving to a bigger location this year and introducing glamping and RV campsites for lucky concertgoers. On Nov. 6 and 7, guests can enjoy the picturesque backdrops of Schnepf Farms and phenomenal music including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, and Kevin Costner’s band, Kevin Costner & Modern West. “We are delighted to be a part of this amazing lifestyle event where it seems ‘the good life’ is actually happening every year for many to enjoy,” says Eric Park, LA Zone marketing manager of Subaru America. “Spending an afternoon in the countryside, with food and beverage sampling, capped off with a fabulous concert, and now camping available, it all speaks to our brand. Subaru is all about being a part of enjoying life’s moments.”
Calling all sports fans! Sponsored by Crest Insurance Group, the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony (azsportsent.com) will be chock-full of Arizona pride, honoring those who have made significant contributions to Arizona sports including athletes, coaches and administrators. The exclusive event on Nov. 1 will be complete with a multicourse dinner at the luxurious Phoenician Resort, a red carpet with press and opportunities for guests to take photos and engage in all aspects of the experience. “Fans will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate some of the greatest names in Arizona sports—legends both on and off the field of play,” says Denise Seomin, director of public relations and marketing communications at The Phoenician. Inductees include Ann Meyers Drysdale, Andre Ethier, John Bridger, Joe Caldwell, Roland Hemond and Paul Westphal.