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AZ Firefighters Memorial

Posted on: May 21st, 2015 by xmlrpc

Support the Arizona Fallen Firefighters and Emergency Paramedics Memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza, on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol Complex. This memorial will be a place where families of firefighters and paramedics, and the rest of the State of Arizona, can remember the men and women who lost their lives, trying to save others. It will be a memorial to the responders, who will continue to be the first ones in. Donate to the memorial fund at


Princess Overview

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

When you watch this you’ll feel like you have a personal invitation from Jack Miller, General Manager at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. He and his staff have gone out of their way to make summer fun at the Princess an unforgettable experience for all who visit the resort this summer. Miller relates his own childhood family fun adventures as the basis to making the Princess experience memorable. The summer fun is anchored between Memorial Day and Labor Day with the Fourth of July in between.

Miller is not sure if he deserves the title Chief Imaginer but it seems like his imagination has no limit. With Saturday night fireworks, fishing derbies, a zip line, water slides, dive in movies, five pools, fine dining, great shopping, a kids club, golf, laser light show, a spa… there is no limit.

For Miller it is all about family; making memories and creating traditions.

Family Fun

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The family fun at the Princess is for “kids” of all ages. At 37 feet high and 240 feet long The Zipper will have everyone flying high across the lagoon lawn. Talk about a bird’s eye view.

On the weekends there are fishing derbies at the lagoon, with catch and release fishing. Can you say three pound catfish? If you have never fished or are squeamish about releasing your catch, Ranger Rick is on hand to help. He will also explain about the vegetation and wildlife of the desert locale.

The Trailblazers Kids Club has a signature activity each day of the week. From making s’mores in a solar over, arts, crafts, swimming, exploring the grounds and wildlife and more, the kids will not be bored.

Water Fun

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

If you are looking for fun in the sun and water, then the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is where you are going to find it. With five unique pools there is a water venue for everyone. Director of Operations, Gerard Mauvis, explains the fun to be had in the water at the Princess.

The Sonoran Splash Pool is perfect for kids and families. The 6,000 square foot pool is a great place to play and relax. On weekends the Fairmont Fun Team interacts with kids keeping them busy and entertained with games, dancing and prizes. The pool remains open at night for the Techno Glo Pool Parties. Throughout the day treats are passed around every half hour or so to keep guest hydrated and energized.

The Splashrider X-treme is a spinning ball of water supplying a never ending wave of refreshing entertainment. Swimmers can body surf, bogie board or raft their way to some enjoyable water times.

The poolside cabanas add a sense of pampering and privacy to water fun. They are the perfect cocoon to relax in and keep an eye on the kids while you indulge yourself on a sunny day.

The South Pool is the scene of the Dive In Movies. Take in a movie lounging on a raft in the pool or relaxing poolside with a cool drink and some casual food.

Water fun at the Princess has something for everyone.

Well & Being Spa

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

With so much fun and adventure at the Princess Resort guests may need to take an hour or a day to just relax and rejuvenate. The Well & Being Spa has it all. With a full menu of spa treatments and fitness classes there is something for everyone.

The Well & Being Spa is all about living a healthy life. One feature is a zero gravity chair that combines music, vibration and zero gravity to relax a guest and help them take a nap. Yes, a nap – an adult nap. Sleeping well is part of being well.

Eating healthy and exercising are both components of well-being. At the spa you will be able to experience the Fender Blender Bike. The blender is mounted on the bike fender and you supply the power by peddling away calories and blending your smoothie. Exercise has never been so rewarding.

Fitness classes are available all day for all levels of fitness and fun. The hoops class is a popular one for hula hoop enthusiast or first timers. There are classes covering the basics of hip movement to more advanced workouts.

Executive Chef, David Morris describes the culinary menu as putting good food in the body. The focus is on eating well. The menu offers food that looks great tastes great and is good for guests.

Shopping Fun

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

There is always time for shopping and at the Fairmont Princess there are always options. For the ladies the Boutique is the place to find the perfect outfit for a casual dinner, a special piece of jewelry or a little something for lounging by the pool. With designers like; Trina Turk, Nicole Miller and Lilly Pulitzer, there is something exciting, something new, something for everyone.

For the men, Maverick is the place to indulge. The designs of Peter Miller, Bugatchi and Agave, to name a few, are hanging at Maverick. From casual, to sporty, to just plain fun it is the place to shop.

The kids are catered to as well; Sugar Shack and Trailblazers will delight the young ones. Pool inflatables, toys, glitter sunscreen and treats will make their stay and shopping at the Princess a time to remember.

Night Time Fun

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

They say when the sun goes down at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess the fun begins. It would seem difficult top the daytime fun but it only gets better. As the desert cools the fun heats up.

The Sonoran Splash Pool is electrifying. The Techno Glo Pool Parties begin and so does the energy and lights. With the techno beats of D.J. Splash, L.E.D. lights, black lights, fog and lighted water slides the pool is the place to be. The sun is down but the lights and the beats are up!

The Dive In Movie is underway way at the South Pool. Taking in a movie is a relaxing way to cool off after a day of activities. Chill on a raft in the pool or sit poolside with a cool drink and food carts nearby.

Saturday nights bring Fireworks to the Princess. The team wanted to create a special celebration for guests and there is nothing better than fireworks in the desert sky.

La Hacienda

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

If you are looking for old school items with a new school twist then Chef Forest Hamrick is the one to serve it up. With an emphasis on authentic Mexican dishes and fresh in house preparation your taste buds will enjoy entrees of lobster tacos, shrimp and crab enchiladas and carnitas hacienda.  The guacamole festival is back and full of flavor. This summer will feature spicy crab guacamole, pomegranate guacamole and pepita guacamole with toasted pumpkin seeds.

La Hacienda is a treat for resort guests as well as locals looking to satisfy a taste for great Mexican food.  The restaurant is full of ambiance and hospitality. Featuring old-world charm and modern details La Hacienda will give you a Mexican dining experience to remember. Chef Hamrick wonders why valley residents would travel afar when one of the world’s best resorts is so close to home.

Toro Restaurant

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar is the place to be in Scottsdale. Located on the 18th green at the TPC Scottsdale it is one of Chef Richard Sandoval’s Arizona establishments. La Hacienda, also located at the Princess is the other.

Dillon Dray, General Manager of Toro, says Toro is noted for its selection of rum. The rum library houses over 100 rums available for tasting and serving.

Michael Vargas, Chef de Cuisine at the Toro, describes the menu as Pan Latin – Peruvian and Colombian influenced. The menu features a variety of Pan-Latin food from a suvichi bar (sushi and ceviche), appetizers, salads, sandwiches, steaks and chops, and more. The menu, combined with the décor, atmosphere, music and service make Toro a must have dining experience.

Weekend Brunch will be served from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday this summer. With family in mind and celebrating summer family style blueberry lemonade will be served along with other delicious food and drink.

The restaurant is open to the public as well as resort guests.

Bourbon Steak

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

While JR and Vanessa agree on their love of Mexican food, JR confesses to his love of a good steak and he knows just where to find one, Bourbon Steak at the Princess. Jeremy McMillan, Executive Chef, invites locals and hotel guests to fine dining inside a beautiful resort. He describes Bourbon Steak as cowboy steakhouse mentality and luxury ingredients. Steaks are the specialty and they buy only the best steaks to prepare and serve.

The lounge will feature a new summer menu with small tastes to be shared. A variety will be offered in consideration of the summer heat.

In addition to delicious food the cocktails are also matched with the season. Keeping cocktails fresh and vibrant celebrates summer. A recently launched Absinthe Program has been added. Absinthe can be served tableside, traditional or scorched with fire.

Bourbon Steak is all about satisfying appetites and diners.

Sanderson May Sale

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

On May 1, when Sanderson Ford celebrates its 60th anniversary they will do so in a BIG way. The Biggest Sale In 60 Years will take place during the month of May.

Tom Collins, General Sales Manager, says the directive is to break all sales records. Loren Clifton, New Car Sales Manager, echoes the charge and says they have the inventory to support the goal.

Collins notes there are 65 acers and 1,000 vehicles waiting to be sold and more on the way. He is confident the goal will be met because Sanderson makes it easy to buy and most people come back to the repeat the experience.

It won’t be a sale with one or two cars at the sale price but multiple cars, multiple models will be at the sale price. Discounts of $1,000 to $5,000, combined with the Ford incentives and rebates could yield discounts up to $11,000. Purchase a car and a 50” Smart TV is included. Stop by and visit Sanderson Ford; tour the museum or check out the diner to score a pair of Diamondback tickets for a home game in June (while supplies last).

In addition to a great place to buy a car, Sanderson Ford has the largest parts department in the nation. And a truck service shop that can do custom service instillation. After all, it is The Dealership That Service Built.

Cartel Coffee – Coffee Lab

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Do you know the best way to store your coffee? Most of us don’t even think twice about putting that bag of beans in the freezer. But, Cartel Coffee’s Director of Education says that’s a big no-no. He shows us the right way to store your joe so your daily pot is good from the first cup to the last.