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    Scottsdale, AZ
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    I’m headed to Scottsdale, AZ tomorrow for 4 days! I’m SO incredibly excited..wish the hubs was coming along but he’ll be relaxing at home! Be sure to follow me + my fellow bloggers on our adventure through the Sonoran Desert and beyond! I’ll be Instagramming the entire trip (plus a huge blog post later with everything to do, eat, and see!) – you don’t want to miss it so make sure you’re following me! It’s also going to be 106 degrees there this weekend…eek! Lots of pool time in my future ;)

    Any must eat/see places in Scottsdale? I’d love your recommendations :)

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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I still haven’t pre-ordered even though I keep saying I will lol Remind me later ;) I’m not sure how I feel about the oil swishing though. I doubt I could last a solid 20 minutes ha. Can’t wait to see Scottsdale through your eyes! Have a great trip :)

  • Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking says:

    Oh I love AZ! My fam and I always vacation there. I’m actually going in July! You have to hit up Los Olivos for Mexican, Sauce for pizza, and The Farm at South Mountain. Have fun!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Sooooo sad I am going to miss you!! Definitely go get some treats at Le Grande Orange. I think it’s technically Phoenix, but their “Old Timer” is one of my all time favorite desserts :) It is sooooo hot this week. We’ve been living in the pool :) Have fun!

  • Maria says:

    Have fun on your trip!

  • Roxi Beck says:

    Have a great time, Julie!

  • Heather Christo says:

    I tried oil pulling for about a week. I couldn’t get past that- and since coconut oil is like our mainstay for cooking around here, I didn’t want to get grossed out by it. I have to admit, my gag reflex was getting a little wiley every time I saw it!

  • Jan says:

    Not a place to eat, but if you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, you shouldn’t miss Taliesin West. I really enjoyed visiting when I was in the area.

    • Julie says:

      Thank you!

  • Stefanie says:

    If you get a chance, you absolutely MUST go to Kierland Commons (nice area to walk around and shop) and eat at Zinc Bistro. It’s a wonderful French restaurant, featured on the Food Network Best Thing I Ever Ate for the French Onion soup. Have fun in AZ!

    • Julie says:

      Awesome, thank you!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    im not sure how i feel about the whole oil pulling thing….have fun in AZ.

  • marla says:

    Have a great trip! Sounds like a blast!!

  • Jenni @ Jenni's Ferris Wheel of Food says:

    So many options in Scottsdale. It depends on where you are staying, but we have so many wonderful restaurants. Try something local (no chain restaurants)! Any of the Fox Concepts are awesome (True Food at Scottsdale Quarter is delicious), Old Town Scottsdale has some outstanding choices (Cowbow Ciao, The Herb Box, Olive and Ivy, Citizens Public House, FnB, 5th & Wine). Drink lots of water!!!!

    • Julie says:

      I actually will be hitting up a bunch of Old Town Scottsdale places that you mentioned!! I’ll be at Citizens Public House, FnB, and I think 5th & Wine! So excited! Thank you :)

      • Jenni @ Jenni's Ferris Wheel of Food says:

        The Mission is another great one down there. Enjoy your stay!

  • Gaby says:

    You are going to love Arizona!

  • Marissa says:

    You absolutely have to go to Arcadia Farms! I grew up in Phoenix, and all the food at this restaurant is delicious. They’re only open for lunch and have the best sangria.

  • Stephanie C says:

    Chelsea’s kitchen is amazing. Home made pan fried chicken. Hillstone is another good one. And if you are in north Scottsdale Proof Canteen has an awesome lobster roll! Enjoy the heat.

  • Olivia @Primavera Kitchen says:

    Have a GREAT trip ;-)

  • Ashley - baker by nature says:

    Have a great trip, gorgeous!!!

  • Carrie says:

    My husband and I live in N. Scottsdale and love it. Not the best time to visit since it’s heating up but still beautiful. Visit the a Desert Botanical Gardens–spectacular! Just go early in the day. Or, go north to the McDowell Mountain Preserve in North Scottsdale and/or drive up to Troon and Pinnacle peak. The views of the mountains and desert are outstanding. In other words, get out of the city if you can and see the beautiful Sonoran desert You might even see coyotes or javelinas. We love The Herb box at DC Ranch, Olive and Ivy and Grimaldi’s pizza. Have fun.

    • Julie says:

      Hey Carrie! I actually just got back from Scottsdale this week and I went to McDowell Mountain Preserve and hiked it!! Omg so hot but so much fun! It was really hot when I was in Scottsdale..about 105-110 every day I was there! Thanks for the suggestions :) I can’t wait to share everywhere I ate while I was there soon!

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