Travel Diaries: Arizona Vintage Shopping Scores

Every once in a while a vacation exceeds all expectations and lands on your Top 10 List. Strangely, Scottsdale was that for me.

I planned our Arizona trip with the intentions of hitting a fun flea market and sprinkling in some spa time and good meals. All that happened — and was wonderful — but it was the unexpected things that filled all my happy place buckets.

Hiking Camelback Mountain. The sweeping views from the top of Camelback mountain. Countless tongue-wagging cactus gardens. Some of the friendliest shopkeepers, hotel staff and waiters I’ve ever met. Gorgeous sunsets. One of the best meals I’ve ever had (hellooo Monarch Cafe!!!). Unexpected good shopping. Beautiful canal views (who the heck knew?!). I could go on and on…

Since I won’t bore you with hiking and food photos, here are a handful of my favorite vintage fashion and home treasures from my trip.