February 9, 2015


Hey ya'll! I hope you had an awesome weekend and that your week is off to a great start. Today I'm really excited to share with you the amazing experience Scott and I had last weekend at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (plus a super special giveaway -- so keep reading!).

We started off this gloriously warm February day by driving an hour up north to the beautiful mountainside resort that's hidden among the saguaros and desert greenery. After wandering around the resort grounds for a bit and taking in the gorgeous views of the city from above, we headed down to the spa for our 50 minute couple's massage. Since Scott and I are newbies at the whole massage thing I was a little nervous about what the experience might be like, but the amazing staff answered all of our questions and made us feel right at home. We left feeing refreshed, renewed and relaxed with the biggest smiles on our faces.

After our massages we headed toward Proof to share a coffee and get ready for our "Chef for a Day" experience with the resort's executive chef. Proof is an all-amercan kind of restaurant that has the neatest retro decor and cold brew iced coffee by the bottle - which is always a good idea in my book. Everything that we saw coming out of the kitchen looked delicious and I'm really excited to have a meal there the next time we visit Troon North.

The Four Seasons Hotel Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is offering tons of fun dinner options right now, including a Valentine's Day Dinner, Celestial Picnics and a Chef for a Day experience. While all the experiences sounded amazing, we decided to be chefs for a day and learn the ins and outs of the resort restaurants before enjoying an amazing six-course meal.

We started our evening off by taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the resort and restaurants with their executive chef, Mel. He did a wonderful job of showing and telling us all about the resort and the army it takes to run it (seriously, you would never know how busy the resort actually is from the outside because everyone is always so calm and laid-back).

After our guided tour, we took our stations on the line and did a little slicing and dicing for the evening's dinner service. We also spent some time in the pastry room and made Nutella paletas, strawberry paletas and homemade ho ho's (which were amazing). Once we finished up the ho ho's, we headed out to get cleaned up and ready for dinner at Talavera.

Our six-course meal was like nothing I've ever experienced before, from the skillet bread to the out of this world dessert, everything was exceptionally delicious. The manager even picked up on the fact that we don't drink alcohol, and instead of offering us wine pairings, he gave us a fancy mocktail to pair with every course we were served -- one of my favorite parts of the dinner! Out of all the dishes and drinks we were served, Scott and I were both huge fans of the tuna tartare and the pineapple mocktail. Really, though, everything was gobble worthy.

To put it simply, our whole experience at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North was amazing and we would honestly recommend this resort (or anyone Four Seasons for that matter)  to anyone who is looking for a romantic, relaxing and celebratory staycation or getaway.

In honor of the month of love, I've partnered with the Four Seasons to offer one lucky Tea Talk reader a $250 Four Seasons gift card that can be used at any one of their resorts. Their gift cards make for wonderful anniversary, birthday or celebratory gifts, and I'm truly SO excited to be able to give one of you the chance to experience the Four Seasons treatment.

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Giveaway ends at 12:00 a.m. Monday, February 16th.

Good luck, darlings! xo CB


  1. Lovely! Looks like you guys had a great time!

  2. Awesome giveaway, girl! Your photos are beautiful and it looks like you and your hubs had a blast! I love that you got to take a cooking class, those are my fav!