Word of Mouth: Scottsdale

Architectural wonders, dining concepts, expeditions in the sky and hikes across the desert landscape

Settled in a picturesque portion of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona‘s sunny days and year-round warmth have attracted visitors (and transplants) for decades now. Though its reputation may be wrapped up in its award-winning golf courses, Scottsdale excels in many other alluring areas. Its dynamic, international food scene continues to advance. Notable design hotels now pop up in various neighborhoods. And, among the exquisite natural …

Bolixir Organic Wines With Herbal Infusions

Four refreshing, category-defying drinks from Dry Farm Wines

Developed by and available through Dry Farm Wines, the health-focused natural wine club and merchant, bolixir is a delectable collection of low ABV organic wines with complementary herbal infusions. Dry Farm Wines sources the refreshing liquid from a family-run farm in Austria, led by an acclaimed woman winemaker. Each unique liquid begins from organically grown grapes, which are then enhanced with wild botanicals that layer floral and herbaceous …

NYC’s Happy Be Rooftop Bar

Perched above Tribeca, this new venue serves signature cocktails set to staggering skyline views

As the Frieze Art Fair swept into NYC last month, it brought with it a swell of activity the likes of which the city hadn’t seen in a long time—group dinners, gatherings at galleries, and the opening of a new rooftop bar, Happy Be. Situated atop the Walker Hotel Tribeca (though accessed through a dedicated, nondescript Cortland Alley entryway and elevator), the verdant watering hole offers …