I hope you have settled in for a relaxing holiday weekend! The air is different here in Arizona and I always have zero motivation to do anything except lounge around, watch movies, and see old friends.
I've already checked a few things off my Things I Love About Arizona list-including lots of time at Gainey Village Health Club, Bamboo Club orange chicken, Fashion Square, and walking my dogs.
This week, in the spirit of Arizona, I am loving this just-released book by my friend Katarina Kovacevic, the Food Lover's Guide to Phoenix and Scottsdale. She's a brilliant writer and I wish I had time to try all the places I didn't know about! Many favorites, like T. Cook's at the Royal Palms, Arcadia Farms, Cartwright's, Postino, Greasewood Flat, The Herb Box, Pizzeria Bianco, Cave Creek Coffee Company & Wine Bar, Chelsea's Kitchen, Tarbell's, and Malee's Thai Bistro, are included.
It was announced this week that the ultimate hipster hotel brand, The Ace, is opening a branch in downtown Los Angeles in the 1927 United Artists Building, a landmark that hosted many star-studded movie premieres. "Sources say that the Ace intends to make a fully renovated and reactivated theater the showpiece of its future hotel," says the Hollywood Reporter.
I enjoyed Liz Lange's Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Entrepreneurs on Forbes, including Obsess About Your Business and Engage Your Audience.
TriBeCa Citizen, a great info-packed neighborhood blog, posted an insider's look into the Woolworth Building. The grand staircase and mosaic-tiled domed lobby ceiling are gorgeous. The post says, "Rumor has it some floors will be converted to pricey condominium units."