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April 2016 Events at The Hermosa Inn

Event season continues as we celebrate our 80th anniversary throughout 2016. April events highlight the property's culinary program at LON's with Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco at the helm, the property's long history in the arts with an upcoming painting class and more. RSVP for any of the below classes by calling LON's at 602.955.7878. Details include: LON's Art of Cooking Class: Summer Dishes Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 12 â?" 2 p.m. Guests are invited to join Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco and his culinary team as they demonstrate how to counteract the summer heat with light and refreshing summer dishes. From salads, granitas and chilled soups, to chilled appetizers and entrees, guests will leave this class well prepared for their next summer gathering. Cost: $69/person Wines of the World Educational Series: Summer Wines Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 4 â?" 5:30 p.m. LON's at the Hermosa will be uncorking their award-winning wine program to take guests on a worldwide wine tasting experience, where they'll be able to sample a specific varietal and compare and contrast the difference in flavor profiles from those of each region, in addition to enjoying small plates specifically paired with the wines. LON's sommelier will lead each class, introducing guests to different wine regions of the world, teaching how to read labels, when to decant wines, and other tips and tricks of the wine trade. Cost: $55++/person Mimosa Mornings w/Carrie Curran Art Studios featuring Blue Door Saturday, April 16 from 9:30 â?" 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning of entertaining art instruction while sipping mimosas, eating pastries and creating masterpieces in The Hermosa Inn's stunning desert gardens. From enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals, accomplished artist Carrie Curran will teach, inspire and guide guests on an artistic journey while using acrylic on canvas and learning to gracefully handle the medium. Cost: $75/class includes all supplies, mimosas and pastries Mixology Class at Last Drop: Tequila Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2 â?" 4 p.m. Join Last Drop's Spirit Guide for a two-hour crash course on cocktails. Guests not only get a taste of two cocktails but a veritable knowledge on the liquor of choice, along with ample time for Q&A at only 10 people per class. Cost: $30++/person Farmer in the House Dinner featuring Duncan's Trading Company & Pillsbury Wine Company Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 5:30 â?" 9 p.m. Patrick Duncan of Duncan's Trading Company and Sam Pillsbury of Pillsbury Wine Company will be joining Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco and LON's culinary team to create a one-of-a-kind five-course dinner featuring only Arizona ingredients, paired with Arizona wines. Eat local, drink local and support local at this special AZ-made dinner. Cost: $99++/person For more details, or to RSVP for any of the above classes, call LON's at 602.955.7878.

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Recipe: The Hermosa Inn's 80th Anniversary Cocktail

As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we'll be announcing various initiatives throughout the year as ways for guests and residents to help us celebrate. This will include an 80th Anniversary stay (to be announced soon) and the below cocktail, which we'll be offering throughout 2016, that pays homage to our original owner cowboy artist Alonzo "Lon" Megargee. While we imagine his go-to cocktail would be a stiff drink, we think he'd like to celebrate such a special occasion with the occasional bubble. Join us for a cheers next time you visit, and don't forget to tag photos from your stays and dinner at LON's with #HermosaTurns80. The Alonzo 80 ($10) 1 oz CaskWerks Gin 1/2 oz hibiscus syrup 1/2 oz lime juice 4oz St. Hilaire sparkling Place hibiscus flower into champagne flute. Measure first 3 ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake like hell. Pour into Champagne flute. Top with St. Hilaire. For more recipes from behind the bar, follow us on Pinterest. For more information, visit www.LastDropBar.com, call 602.955.7878 or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Badgley, Mischka, and "American Glamour:" Hollywood at the Hermosa

Mark Badgley and James Mischka have come a long way from their early days working from a loft in New York's Hell's Kitchen to their present-day offices in a landmark building on Seventh Avenue in the Garment District. Tuesday they'll be here at The Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley, AZ to talk with guests and sign copies of their book, American Glamour. The 225 silver-leafed pages of this gorgeous tome by publisher Rizzoli shows why Vogue named Badgley Mischka one of the ten most important names in fashion. Kate Mara, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Dame Helen Mirren and Angelica Huston are a few of the celebrities photographed wearing Badgley Mischka's stunning gowns on the red carpet. Their mantra of "one zip and you're glamorous" sums up the American design duo's fascination with 1940s Hollywood glamour which they combine with modern day simplicity. Known for intricate beading, clinging silhouettes and fishtail gowns, the designs of Mark Badgley and James Mischka make a woman feel glamorous. Intricate beading is a signature of their look and they have refined a unique process over the years to achieve a certain lustre and color from the beads. One grand dress can take up to five people five days to sew on tens of thousands of custom beads and pearls. Martini-worthy cocktail dresses are celebrated in one chapter. Badgley Mischka's first collection consisted of twenty black dresses (and one red) that they thought their friends would wear. The right dress, they believe, can take a woman anywhere. It wasn't long before fans of their evening dresses were begging for versions in white and ivory to be worn as wedding gowns. Launched at Bergdorf Goodman in 1997, their sensual and romantic dresses are sought-after works of art that require the same intricate hand detailing of their evening gowns. The full-page photographs show stunning designs from the collection through the 2015 season. Come and meet this American design team, and talk fashion -- and Hollywood! -- over wine and hors d'oeuvres at The Hermosa Inn. Tuesday March 8, 5-7 pm, $40. Space is limited. Call 602.955.7878 to reserve your place.

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Scottsdale Ranked #1 for Active Lifestyle

Several cities in the greater Phoenix area made WalletHub's 2016 Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle, with Scottsdale taking the No. 1 spot in the nation. Of the 100 major cities ranked in the study, Scottsdale had the highest overall rank. It ranked fourth for the "sports facilities & outdoor environment" ranking, and 11th on WalletHub's "budget & participation" ranking. Tucson came in seventh overall, followed by Mesa at 33, Glendale at 41, and Chandler at 42. Meanwhile, Phoenix and Gilbert didn't do as well. Phoenix was No. 70 and Gilbert was at 72, according to the study. Want to be out and about during your stay at The Hermosa Inn? Rent our beach cruisers, attend poolside yoga, schedule an Art Walk or head down the street to hike Camelback Mountain. Learn other ways to stay active in Scottsdale, along with upcoming events and things to do/see around the city on ExperienceScottsdale.com.

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