With new and innovative ways to relax and renew, Scottsdale’s seasonal happenings are merry and bright.
The inviting entry of FASHIONPHILE. PHOTO COURTESY OF FASHIONPHILE
This is a sign to finally part ways with the designer bag in the back of the closet that hasn’t seen daylight in years. But, no need to throw it away; bring it to the new Selling Studio inside Scottsdale’s Neiman Marcus where FASHIONPHILE buys used ultraluxury merchandise to be restored for online resale. The Neiman Marcus x FASHIONPHILE love story is a match made in retail heaven, collaborating nationwide and, so far, saving 36,000 bags from landfills. The new Scottsdale Selling Studio continues this sustainable legacy, extending the life span of ultraluxury accessories from within Neiman Marcus where patrons can recycle the old and shop for the new. “We at Neiman Marcus Scottsdale are excited to have opened one of the five new Selling Studios this year,” says Tim Braun, vice president and general manager of the Neiman Marcus Group. “Clients can sell their previously owned products in exchange for a Neiman Marcus gift card and 10% bonus to put toward their next luxury purchase.” 6900 E. Camelback Road, fashionphile.com
The soothing treatment room at Gainey Village Spa. PHOTO COURTESY OF VILLAGE HEALTH CLUBS & SPAS
Head up north to Sedona, and as the weather gets cooler with distance, slip into the holiday spirit. Take refuge at L’Auberge de Sedona and be prepared for another change in mindset through an immersive experience of new metaphysical offerings. Through unique classes and treatments, L’Auberge guides visitors through an exploration of themselves and the nature of their existence in the universe. Offerings range from crystals and meditation to reiki and chakra and energy healing, with their introductory course to sound healing and vortexes emerging as a fan favorite. “The offerings are presented by local professional experts in their field,” says Paula Lockwood, guest experience metaphysical curator for L’Auberge, “which provides a wonderful opportunity for the guests to be given a general overview to the subject without diving in headfirst.” Make sure to keep a lookout for exclusive programming such as a special lunar event clearing and creekside intention setting during full moons, eclipses and solstices. 301 L’Auberge Lane, Sedona, lauberge.com
A December favorite, Gainey Village Health Club & Spa’s arctic berry treatment is back by popular demand. Just one of Gainey Village’s holiday specials, this treatment features an arctic berry enzyme exfoliant only available seasonally and made from papaya, hibiscus and natural acids aimed at combating signs of aging to leave skin feeling fresh and renewed. Also available only through New Year’s Eve is the new Thin Mint body treatment, which uses a peppermint sugar scrub and chocolate body mousse to stimulate deliciously aromatic hydration and reduce cellulite. Kirk Gregor, spa director at Gainey Village Health Club & Spa, recommends pairing treatments with a massage for the perfect day of festivity yet relaxation. With glowing skin, the Gainey Village salon awaits. Seasonal specials include unlimited blowouts for the month of December for just $250 and the Holiday Hair Affair, a deep conditioning designed to repair hair damage and maximize shine. 7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, villageclubs.com
Sip on a complimentary beverage and enjoy a customized cannabis experience at Sunday Goods, a new upscale dispensary and coffee shop in Tempe, complete with an open floor plan and high ceilings to foster a comfortable scene. Shoppers can enjoy a free kombucha or cold brew and seek out their ideal match among the menu of locally grown, high-quality cannabis. Sunday Goods is devoted to delivering a “feel-good moment” to its customers from start to finish. “Our dispensary is design-centric and customer obsessed,” says Tian Martinez, creative director of Sunday Goods. There’s even a drive-thru! 723 N. Scottsdale Road, sundaygoods.com