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Mid-Mod Vibes at the Hotel Valley HO

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Happy Wednesday! You guys might have seen on Instagram and Snapchat(@nihancik) lately I had a fun mini vacay 2 weeks ago in Arizona. I stayed at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale and fell in love with this mid-century modern inspired hotel! The location was perfect. Right in downtown Scottsdale, walking distance from the area’s art galleries and restaurants, and only 15 min driving distance to Phoenix. This was my first time in Phoenix, but I spent most of my time exploring Scottsdale.

I stayed at in the Hotel Valley Ho’s Tower Suite and it was easily the most stylish room I’ever stayed in! Bright colors, chic mid-century modern furniture, an open kitchen painted mustard yellow – I felt like a Mad Men character the whole time I was there.

The whole hotel is just so beautiful and perfectly designed. I loved the interior details and outdoor vibes so much that I decided to shoot my new lookbook at the hotel! The backdrops were too gorgeous to pass up.

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A quick look at my outfit inspiration: For this trip, I packed summer inspired pieces like fun, comfy overalls and pineapple print shorts. I also made sure to include classic pieces like a white bodysuit to complement the other bold pieces in my suitcase. My hotel room made me feel like a Mad Men character so of course 70’s baby pink culottes, a bodysuit with back cleavage and sexy pumps were a must.

The garden was full of palm trees – you know me and my love for palm trees! – so this immediately inspired me to style my palm print overalls with edgy red sandals. I also don’t mind stuffing my face in a palm tree for a cool photo 🙂 You’ll see what I’m talking about in my next post.

My poolside look was inspired by the clean and retro architecture of the property and the water. The buildings, the pool, and the fountains all have such a strong characteristic, so I decided to wear a bold black and white striped jumpsuit accessorized with fun pieces like the cactus print straw clutch, a big floppy straw hat and khaki strappy sandals.

The last look was inspired by the lemon tree that I found in the property while I was exploring. Sadly, I didn’t have my lemon print top with me, but my pineapple printed shorts were a no-brainer substitute. If you’re wanting the links to these pieces, stay tuned for new posts that will include all the details of each outfit!

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The hotel’s restaurant, Zuzu, has an amazing vibe of it’s own. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, it makes for a great dinner spot! I had their famous Zuzu burger for dinner and it’s very clear why it’s so famous. I loved it! I also ordered a cocktail, a virgin version of basil daiquiri. I was pretty tired and not in the mood for alcohol but wanted to try a cocktail and I was pretty impressed with the non-alcoholic version of this drink. It tasted almost as good as a mojito, if not better! The restaurant manager, Heather was so kind that she visited every table at the restaurant and made sure everyone was happy with their orders. She also sent me a free dessert, which was super nice of her!

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Some other cool facts about Hotel Valley Ho:

 –   They opened in 1956 and has been carefully restored to preserve its signature architectural elements.

 –  The hotel has been called “one of the best-preserved mid-century hotels in the country”, by author and architect Alan Hess.

–  Every guest room at the hotel has a private patio or balcony, with bold colors and modern design.

If you’re into stylish, boutique hotels like I am, I definitely recommend staying at the Valley Ho next time you’re in Scottsdale/Phoenix area.

Currently they have a 10thAnniversary Special that includes 10% off a room, two welcome drinks, $10 in hotel bucks nightly, a special arrival amenity, and a $10 room upgrade upon arrival (based on availability). The deal is valid for reservations through the end of 2016.

Ciao for now!

Photos by: Hannah Koehler and me.

This post was featured in : IFB‘s Links à la Mode, August 18th

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