Mahsa (480-443-0799, www.mahsa.biz), a boutique at the Scottsdale Waterfront, the stylish mall alternative, offers one-of-a-kind merchandise with an artistic flair. Head to Bischoff’s Shades of the West (888-239-5872, www.shadesofthewest.com) for moccasins and custom-made belts.
Tour Taliesin West (480-860-2700, www.franklloydwright.org), Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece, perched on the edge of the city. Built in the 1930s as Wright’s winter home, studio, and architectural school, the sanctuary still attracts apprentices who study and live on site.
A serious wine bar with a sense of humor, Kazimierz World Wine Bar (480-946-3004, www.kazbar.net) urges wine geeks to sip fine wine without pretense. A back-door entrance evokes the speakeasy era, while inside, the hum of jazz pairs nicely with that glass of Pinot Noir.