25 Reasons We're Thankful to Live in Phoenix

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15. Our vintage scene is so solid, we made it the theme of Best of Phoenix ® 2013.

14. Home to plenty of resorts and boutique hotels, staycations are hard to pass up.

13. We have world-class shopping, thanks to Barneys, Prada, and Saks Fifth Avenue, among others.

12. But our locally owned shops and boutiques give them a serious run for their designer duds.

11. Our politicians ensure lively headlines.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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