Women wearing the latest fashions stroll into Gucci and Neiman Marcus intent on adding to their chic winter wardrobe. Not far away, men and women wearing blue jeans and boots pass through the swinging doors of taverns that would be at home on the set of a Western movie. My afternoon was spent exploring a rugged wilderness of giant cactus and towering mesas.
The first impression of Scottsdale, Arizona, is the diversity of attractions. The shopping alone provides an introduction to the something for everyone variety. Along with top-of-the-line stores are shops selling cowboy hats, boots and everything that’s worn between them.