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For fashion lovers, a day out with Nancy Shina, the owner of this personal shopping service, is hard to beat.
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Whether you're looking to impress out-of-town guests or planning a fun afternoon for your girlfriends who love to shop, Spree! The Art of Shopping offers customized, chauffered shopping tours through Phoenix and Scottsdale.
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TOURS & CRUISES
Take a luxury shopping tour in the Arizona desert
July 06, 2008 in print edition L-8
ARIZONA Luxury in the desert
Hop in a limo and hunt for Jimmy Choos during a "Sex and the City"-style, three-hour luxury shopping excursion in Scottsdale. Scout out French lingerie, jewelry, clothing and more at boutiques in the Arizona city.
Info: Spree! The Art of Shopping, Scottsdale; (480) 201-5480, www.shoppingscottsdale.com
Dates: Morning or afternoon as arranged by the group.
Price: $495 for up to four people in a limousine; $295 for up to three people in a luxury sedan.
Scottsdale, When It Sizzles
October 15, 2007
Top-of-the-line hotels, inventive restaurants, cutting-edge galleries and eclectic shops are creating a new mecca in the Arizona desert.
To make your shopping easier, enlist Nancy Shina, of Spree! The Art of
Shopping (480-661-1080). She will arrange a customized tour with limo service, personal consultations, even Champagne breaks.
Affluent visitors consume conspicuously in Scottsdale
The Arizona Republic
May 16, 2006 12:00 AM
SCOTTSDALE – Dianne Swanson had to have the $400 turquoise cowgirl boots she found at Scarpé, a boutique at DC Ranch Marketplace.
A visitor from Jackson, Miss., Swanson, 37, bought the flashy boots, then loaded them into a 37-foot stretch Ford Excursion limousine that she shared with six other women.
They were on a customized shopping excursion while visiting Paradise Valley earlier this month for the Mississippi Roadbuilders Association meeting at Camelback Inn.
"While our husbands are golfing, we're shopping," Swanson explained. "We're stimulating the economy."
The limo tour of exclusive area boutiques led by Nancy Shina of Spree! The Art of Shopping is one of the many activities that Scottsdale's well-heeled vacationers splurge on during their trips.
Spa treatments and golf are common for resort visitors, but local concierges also line up special entertainment and adventures for those with plenty of time and money.
Half of Scottsdale's resort visitors have household incomes of more than $100,000 and 28 percent earn more than $150,000, according to a study for the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess spokeswoman Jennifer Franklin said the Spree! shopping trips have become popular with the resort's guests.
Suzanne Starr/The Republic
A 37-foot stretch Ford Excursion limousine pulls up to a DC Ranch Marketplace boutique with seven women inside on a Spree! The Art of Shopping customized excursion. The shopping tours cost $159 per person.
Grand Canyon wish
Others who want to sightsee opt for a Westwind Aviation air tour to the western end of the Grand Canyon, she said.
The daylong trip of $495 per person includes a flight to the Canyon rim, a helicopter ride to the Colorado River and a boat ride on the river.
The Boulders Resort offers its guests tee-box dinners, white tablecloth dinners at sunset on one of two golf holes with spectacular views of the signature boulder formations.
The romantic dinners, popular for marriage proposals and anniversaries, cost $500 per couple.
Spree!'s shopping tours are $159 per person. They typically include stops at six or more boutiques, with merchants serving mimosas and muffins or wine and cheese.
"It's one-of-a-kind stores, places they wouldn't be able to find on their own," said Shina, the Spree! owner, adding that some visitors run up big charges on their credit cards.
Swanson said she and her fellow Mississippians planned to shop for three days during their visit, with stops at Scottsdale Fashion Square and its Neiman Marcus store.
"We're having a blast," she said, a champagne flute in hand.
Suzanne Starr/The Republic
Mississippi visitors enjoy a Spree! The Art of Shopping excursion in a stretch limo that drops them off at Scottsdale boutiques. There, they sample goodies, drink champagne and splurge on whatever catches their eye. All in a day for the leisure class.
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