Well, as promised, I am spending this week bringing you up to speed on all the exciting things I have been seeing and doing this spring. To kick off the recap of my many travels of late, let’s start with my trip to Scottsdale, Arizona in late March.
I was thrilled to be asked to be a keynote speaker at the Arizona Design Center for Spring Market. Even better that it fell right in the middle of my daughter’s spring break, so she and my mom (my two favorite traveling partners) could tag along.
We stayed a few days at one of my favorite resorts and spas, The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. You know it’s a good place when you check in on Foursquare and the tips/recommendations were left by none other than Tory Burch! And though I was there to give a talk to Arizona designers entitled “The Power of Using Social Media to Build your Design Brand,” I was on a mission to relax and enjoy some family time along the way.
The Arizona Design Center was great! The designers were so welcoming, including Sylvia Lorts, owner of the beautiful Alexander Sinclair showroom where I saw this gorgeous Greek key table. Sylvia is also part of the family who owns Lorts furniture.
After my talk and the lovely luncheon hosted by Sylvia and her team, I had a bit of time to venture into the Design Center’s great showrooms.
My daughter loved testing out this great “pod” from Dedon’s collection found in the Inside/Out showroom.
Here are just a few of my favorite finds from Alexander Sinclair, Ebanista, and Century Furniture.
You can see more of them on my “My Market Finds” Pinterest Board.
And we also found plenty of time for relaxing by the pool…
Going for hikes around the Sanctuary and on Camelback Mountain…
And getting services at the AMAZING Sanctuary Spa, doing yoga in their fitness center, and just having grandmother-mommy-daughter fun in the sun!
And many of our meals were experienced right on the Sanctuary premises either in their great Elements Restaurant or sitting around the pool wrapped in one of their signature lime and white striped towels. I am a HUGE fan of their Bento Boxes for lunch…so fresh and delicious!
Find more of my photos of our time at the Sanctuary on my Instagram feed #ArizonaSpring2012 or follow me, @tobifairley.
Stay tuned for more of my travels tomorrow when we head to Marrakech, Morocco!