To Rent or To Own: That is The Question

When you’re trying to make any big life decision, breaking down the pros and cons of each of your options can be a smart way to make the right choice. Of course, deciding whether renting or buying is better is completely up to you – and means that you’ll need to consider your lifestyle, budget,…

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Inside the Phoenix Art Museum

We know and love Phoenix, home to Optima Biltmore Towers, as an urban oasis and cultural hub, where the arts are everywhere you look. At the center of Phoenix’s ever-evolving and expanding arts scene is the Phoenix Art Museum, an institution that’s been around for sixty years.  History of the Museum Although the museum has been around for…

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The Sculpture Garden at Optima Sonoran Village

The Sculpture Garden in Scottsdale, AZ At Optima Sonoran Village, our appreciation and curiosity about materials — and how those materials are expressed — extends beyond architecture and into the artistic medium of sculpture. The sculpture garden at Optima Sonoran Village is home to several original sculptures by Optima founder David Hovey Sr., and exemplifies how art…

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Staying Well at Home in Scottsdale

In the face of adversity, nothing is more inspiring than seeing everyone come together and get creative pursuing at-home health and wellness initiatives. As we continue to explore new ways to stay active and entertained, here are a few of our favorite ways to staying well at home:  Take a Digital Fitness Class Keeping up…

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Scottsdale’s Visionary Architecture

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was and still remains, a pivotal figure in 20th-century architecture, redefining the limits of contemporary design. His career spanned more than seven decades and produced hundreds of innovative structures, opening the eyes of the world to an original philosophy he called “organic architecture.” More than 500 of his 1,000-plus architectural concepts…

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Living in Scottsdale, AZ: 5 Pros and Cons

For anyone planning on moving to Arizona, the pros and cons of living in the Grand Canyon State are probably a major consideration. Anytime you’re thinking about relocating, it’s important to break down both the benefits and drawbacks of your potential new home state – luckily, living with Arizona comes with plenty of perks. If…

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