• Sunset Happy Hours & Wellness Activities at Taliesen West

     
    POSTED September 1, 2022
     
  • Sunset Happy Hours & Wellness Activities at Taliesen West

     
    POSTED September 1, 2022
     
  • Sunset Happy Hours & Wellness Activities at Taliesen West

     
    POSTED September 1, 2022
     

Looking for something a little different to plug your group into and a venue they will be talking about long after a gathering concludes? Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the winter home and laboratory of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, might be the solution with its Sunsets and Sips and Wellness Series

From October through May, on the second and fourth Thursday of each monthguests can linger and mingle with a beverage in hand during Sunsets and Sips happy hour. Held on The Prow, an outdoor space overlooking Camelback Mountain and the city, the two-hour event provides a different portion of the Taliesin West campus to explore each time, with all tickets including a complimentary wine, beer, or soda.

The beautiful gardens and serene pathways help set the stage for guided Wellness Series options such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, and hiking. Wellness Series activities take place the first Saturday of every month from 10–11 a.m., and the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Set on 491 acres, Taliesin West is a prime example of Wright’s organic architecture as all the structures were built from the rocks and sand of the Sonoran Desert and meld into the lower McDowell Mountains. The grounds and buildings were constructed over a period of approximately 20 years by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices.

Another option is booking a private experience at one of many other venues at Taliesin West, which can host groups of up to 350. In addition to The Prow, Sunken Garden, and Sunset Terrace (three adjoining areas), choose from  the Garden Squares, The Pergola, The Music Pavilion and Terrace, The Cabaret, and The Kiva.

Colorado has 58 mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet, known locally as “fourteeners” or “14ers.” This is more than any other state and includes the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak, where standing at the summit in 1893 inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem “America” that today is known as the song “America the Beautiful.”

 

For someone who cringes at simply popping a cork on bubbly, sabering offers an alternative, as long as skillfully hefting a heavy sword is doable. It’s certainly impressive enough to watch, but how does someone add this skill to their repertoire? 

 

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”