Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food and beverage writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Staycations at the Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North is one of my favorite staycation destinations for many reasons, including a gorgeous setting with views of Pinnacle Peak and impeccable service with a gracious staff.  While there are wonderful amenities such as poolside cabanas with tropical cocktails, activities (golf, tennis, hiking), experiences (Cowboy for a Day, Chef for a Day), and a spa, we spend most of our time relaxing in our room on the balcony admiring the view, lunching poolside at Saguaro Blossom, enjoying a sunset cocktail and appetizers on the terrace at Onyx, dining on the picturesque patio at Proof, or treating ourselves to Chef Mel Mecinas' irresistible menu at Talavera.