"Scottsdale is kind of the boardwalk of Phoenix, loaded with high-end restaurants and shops. They've got a lot of nice Southwestern art galleries there. Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix is a perfect place to shop if that's what you're into. I don't shop a lot, but this is a cool space with terrific shops, both local and national. If I'm not mistaken, there is a weirdly high number of sunglasses stores. However, my brother just told me that it's 109 in Phoenix, so maybe that's simply good business."

Golf
"The Boulders is on the top of my list. Arizona has some of the best courses in the country. They are usually very well-designed, a little narrower. Obviously, if you go off the track, you're in the desert, and, as I've mentioned before, the desert can be a lonely place. So hit 'em long and straight is my advice for anybody taking on an Arizona golf course. I'm always kind of baffled by the maintenance on courses in the desert, because you would think they'd be so compromised because of the heat and the conditions, but it's really the opposite. They're incredibly well-groomed. They take golf very seriously in Arizona."

Culture
"Taliesin West is the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and school of architecture. It's hard to believe that the Wright tradition is continuing right in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. It's not the city that necessarily pops into your head when you think of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Hall of Flame Museum is the firefighters museum. And the Buffalo Museum of America has all of this paraphernalia about the buffalo, which is, of course, a great part of the Arizona tradition."

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