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Fancy Feast

In the wake of the demise of the Valley’s top tie-friendly dining destinations (Mary Elaine’s, Marquesa), we were aching for a spot to turn to when we feel like donning our Sunday’s best to dinner. Just in time, Scottsdale’s SouthBridge unveiled a restaurant that’s puttin’ on the ritz.

Grown-up Grape Soda

Sip up the last bit of summer with this whimsical tipple from W Scottsdale.



Flashy diamonds are pretty, but I prefer simple jewelry with quirk. Long, lush bubble baths are nice once in a while—hot showers are more my style. Fancy resort getaways are always fun, though I find the greatest pleasure in turning on a good movie and indulging in a meal cooked by my hubby at home. My image of luxury doesn’t have wheels or require a safe. My idea of luxury: Chocolate. In a cake, in a shake. In a truffle, in a trifle. Chocolate is my ultimate opulence. As we celebrate the extravagances the Valley has to offer, we salute the treat we have all treasured since we were tots—from the taste of your first Tootsie Roll to the wine-infused ganache you nibble when you’re “in the neighborhood” of your favorite chocolatier.

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