I spoke on a panel at a conference on Sunday. Back when I was confirmed to speak and realized it was at the Arizona Biltmore and a quick flight for my mom to come along, I invited her and started the trip early. We visited the spa, read magazines by the pool, and ate delicious pizza in Scottsdale.
Sunday morning my mom and I booked a tour at Taliesin West, located just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona in the desert foothills. Built in 1937, the national historic landmark was Wright's winter home and is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. It's said to be one of the most personal of the famous architect's works because it was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices.
If you're in the area I highly recommend visiting. I've always been a fan of Wright's but it was interesting to hear more about his life and contributions to the way we live (did you know he was the first to use recessed lighting?). I'll definitely be visiting more of his creations around the country.