Spring Break in AZ! Tweet 26th March 201526/03/15 Amy's Blog Amy Hanten 0 Comments It’s been a long winter in Wisconsin so my daughter Ireland and I decided to plan a girls getaway someone warm for her spring break. Good decision! We left behind the winter coats and boots went to Paradise! Paradise, Valley Arizona that us. Besides cooking, I love to play tennis. I wanted to take my racquet and play out there too! I found the perfect place! We stayed at the most spectacular resort called The Sanctuary. It’s a tucked into gorgeous Camelback Mountain. It’s spread out over 53 acres so it’s peaceful and quiet. It’s just what I was craving! I played tennis every morning. We hiked. We lounged by the pool. We shopped. BTW there’s some seriously great shopping in Scottsdale! After shopping with Ireland (that’s a lot of work) I earned a visit to the Sanctuary’s spa. I thought their signature Lime Blossom Massage was just what the doctor order! A 90 minute massage with avocado oil blended with lime blossoms, grapefruit and tangerines. Oh man, was it heavenly! But, believe it or not my favorite part of the whole trip besides seeing my family and friends who live there, was hanging out on one of our two balconies. The views of the mountain from our were incredible! And, seeing the stars. The pool all aglow at night. The scent of the desert and the spring blossoms. There’s just nothing like it! Now, I couldn’t go on vacation without talking about the food! We had some great family dinners in Arizona too. My mom and dad and my sister and her family live there so it was great fun to hang out and catch up with the family! One, night Ireland and I decided to chill out at the resort and eat at their lovely restaurant. I had heard great things about Elements. It’s run by celebrity, award winning and Food Network Chef Beau MacMillan. We got all dressed up and asked to sit outside. The food, the view, and of course we had to have dessert. It was all AMAZING! It was just one of those extra special nights that I’ll never forget. And, then it was time. After a fun filled week, it was time to pack up and say goodbye. We’re home now but I’m dreaming of going back! Hopefully some day soon! Thanks to everybody who made our trip so special! Have you been to Arizona? What a great place to go to warm up and beat the winter blues? Got any favorite places I need to visit on our next trip? Please share! Share Your Secrets[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] ×Cooking Community - Share Your Recipe Recipe Title Ingredient List Directions Other Notes (optional) Recipe Category (choose 1 or 2) Breakfast & Brunch Sandwiches Appetizers Soups Salads Sides Casseroles Slow Cooker Dinner Desserts Drinks Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) [honeypot email-976] [dynamichidden* dynamichidden-username "CF7_get_current_user"] [dynamichidden* dynamichidden-email "CF7_get_current_user key='user_email'"] Δ ×Cooking Community - Share Your Java Blog Blog Title Content Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) [honeypot hunt-349] Δ ×Book Club Choice Your Name Your Email Book Title Description/Notes [honeypot cantseethis] [anr_nocaptcha g-recaptcha-response] Δ × This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!