There’s more to the desert city than resorts and retirees. Here’s how to spend an eventful three days in and around Arizona’s surprisingly sophisticated capital. Check in to Found: Re (doubles from $229), a new industrial hotel featuring work by local artists. Head south to Roosevelt Row, a swath of galleries, street art, cocktail bars, and boutiques (go to Antique Sugar for vintage and Revolver Records for vinyl).
Interior designer Michael S Smith, the LA-based interior designer with a great eye for antiques and the Obamas on speed dial, let us in to his modernist house in Los Angeles. A grand change from his previous home - a Georgian-style manor - he talked to us about its 'heroic' architecture and creating 'sculptural compositions' with his furniture and art.