The Moroccan-style El Pedregal (Scottsdale Rd. and Carefree Hwy., North Scottsdale , 480/488-1072, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun.) fits nicely into the beautiful desert surroundings near Carefree. The open-air shopping center features 30 upscale restaurants and stores, including upscale boutique for men’s and women’s resort wear, leather goods, and jewelry.
D&G Contemporary Designs, a local favorite for interior design and home furnishings, sells candles, home fragrances, and gifts.
The Paul’s Pantry specializes in culinary treats and unique hostess gifts. The plaza’s outdoor amphitheater serves as a frequent venue for concerts, live theater, dances, and charity events.