CELEBRATING A 30th BIRTHDAY AT THE ARIZONA BILTMORE HOTEL

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Last week I invited you to a beautiful engagement party. Did you see that post? If not, you can view it by clicking here.

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That party took place in Scottsdale, Arizona at the magnificent home of my friend Jen. My entire family flew in for the big event. Nathan & family from DC, and Taylor from Philadelphia. And of course, we drove in from Southern California.

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In addition to attending the engagement party, we had a fantastic, celebratory weekend that included celebrating a 30th birthday at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. My son Nathan turned the big THREE O. Brad and I stayed with friends but my dad, my kids and grandkids shared a beautiful villa suite at The Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

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The Arizona Biltmore is set on 39 lush acres in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona.

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My grandchildren had a great time in the famous Catalina swimming pool, which can even be enjoyed in winter due to the mild Arizona climate.

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Built in 1929, the Arizona Biltmore Hotel is one of only a few hotels in the world that enjoys the distinct architectural imprint of Frank Lloyd Wright. You can see it here in the architecture of the Villas.

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The three bedroom villa was comfortable, spacious and was perfect for my extended family. The living room had a grand fireplace and opened up onto a huge covered terrace that stretched the length of the villa.

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There was a dining area and a small kitchen.

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Just off the expansive hotel lobby…

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is Wright’s Restaurant, honoring Frank Lloyd Wright, of course.

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The long center table was perfect for our informal dinner to celebrate a belated birthday with my son Nathan who had recently turned 30.

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It is difficult to believe that I have a 30 year old son!

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Newly engaged couple, Anna and Carson joined us. They wanted to spend time with my granddaughter Elle, who will be a flowergirl in their upcoming wedding.

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In closing I wanted to tell you about one of the gifts we gave our son. My husband came up with what I thought was a brilliant idea, to give him 2 bottles of fine Scotch, both 30 years old like him. I placed them in a beautiful silver filigree cache pot that I bought in the online shop of one of my favorite bloggers, Tina, from The Enchanted Home.

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Nathan was pleased with the alcohol that was also born the same year he was. And he has already found a spot for the silver cache pot in his bar at home.

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Between the engagement party and the birthday party it was a wonderful weekend of important celebrations marking some very large milestones in the lives of people I love.

So there you have it: CELEBRATING A 30th BIRTHDAY AT THE ARIZONA BILTMORE HOTEL  

Hotel photos via The Arizona Biltmore Hotel.

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Comments

  • Lisa Sanford

    Another precious great post! XOXO

  • diane

    Looks like a trip to Phoenix is in order. Gorgeous spot…thanks for turning us onto it!

  • Yes, and it’s wonderful this time of year!

  • Thanks so much Lisa.

  • The Enchanted Home

    What a beautiful celebration and can I say your sons kids are THE CUTEST!! What little cherubs! Love Arizona…..thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks so much Tina. I was so happy to use your beautiful silver planter from The Enchanted Home online shop to house the Scotch we gave our son for his birthday. He loved it!