Best Alternative Spa Treatment and Best Mani/Pedi
Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
Relax and unwind as a master therapist pampers your mind, body and soul. Incorporating a uniquely holistic approach that choreographs the science of time with your body’s needs, one can choose from 46 choice treatments at Spa Avania. Continue the royal treatment at the salon with a soothing manicure and pedicure. A fresh coat of paint and a refreshed attitude is the perfect start to an amazing night out—or a soothing evening in. 480.483.5558, www.spaavania.com.
Best Alternative Exercise Option & Personal Training
Forget strapping on a helmet and braving the elements. Instead, pump up the cardio indoors at one of Studio 360’s 23 spin classes. Known as the top spot to “drop saddle” in Phoenix, this nationally recognized facility recently added yoga, affording one more way to tone and train. 602.615.2575,
Best Resort Spa Second-Year Winner
Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort
The 33,000-sq.-ft. tranquil retreat in Carefree includes 24 treatment rooms; a bevy of services, including its invigorating namesake facial; a cafe and tea room; a movement studio; and a Watsu experience. 480.595.3500, www.theboulders.com.
Best Kid’s Dentist
Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry
With an office that’s out of this world, the family-based practice features a spaceship- inspired waiting room complete with PlayStation consoles. Dr. Lidieth Libby’s calming approach to dentistry is rewarded by the smiles seen on her patients’ faces. 480.585.5868, www.azkidsdds.com.
Dr. Tara Brodkin
This well-respected board-certified Scottsdale doctor, who received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, won over voters with her cool demeanor and compassionate nature. 480.860.2322, www.drtarabrodkin.com.