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[Now IN & around scot tsdale ] Rustic Luxury “Experience immaculate wilderness at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada, wildretreat.com), accessible by a 45-minute seaplane ride.” mY itinerarY fab 5 sultry Poolside sips CooL oFF IN SwELTERING TEMPS wITH THESE TASTY, TRENDING CoCKTAILS. –Nicki Escudero Andrea Malis’ Sweet Escapes After spending more than a decade in ﬁ nancial services, Tucson resident Andrea Malis made a jump to the travel industry in 2011. Now at Camelback Odyssey Travel (camelbacktravel. com), she specializes in orchestrating exclusive experiences for high-net-worth clients while saving them time, sparing them from stress and surprising them with unique memory-making moments. “I pinch myself every day,” Malis says of how much she loves her job. We asked the expert to share a few hot destinations we should be booking right now. – ML Alex Velasquez combines Bombay Sapphire Gin, Smirnoff Vodka, Cruzan Aged Light Rum, Hornitos Plata Tequila, sweet and sour, and refreshing cranberry and grapefruit juices. OH Pool Bar + Cabanas, Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, hotelvalleyho.com mountain breeze 1. Andy Haro mixes Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, fresh lemonade and assorted seasonal berries in this summery cocktail. Resort pool, Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com berry refresher 2. Ilegal Mezcal Joven adds tang to Robert Cunningham’s concoction of St. Germain Liqueur, hibiscus-infused syrup and fresh lime juice. Resort pool, The Saguaro, 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, thesaguaro.com elderﬂ ower margarita 3. Jewel of Jaipur “Visit the Rambagh Palace (Jaipur, India, tajhotels.com) to revisit the golden era of Indian royalty.” Try this sweet-and-sour take on the kids’ classic, made with SKYY Berry Vodka, Sierra Mist and cranberry juice. J. Swillings Pool Bar & Grill, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, kierlandresort.com Killer Kool-ade 5. Ecuadorean Adventures “Observe rain forest wildlife, hike, swim, kayak, snorkel and more from your private yacht by day and return to the sustainable, luxurious Pikaia Lodge (Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, pikaialodgegalapagos. com) at night.” Beauty on the Bosphorus “In the center of Istanbul’s oldest district, enjoy spectacular accommodations at the Four Seasons Sultanahmet (Istanbul, Turkey, fourseasons. com), housed in a century-old, neoclassical former Turkish prison.” 46 scottsdale m ay/june 2014 The Mountain Breeze at Hotel valley Ho ANDREA MALIS PORTRAIT BY ELLEN BARNES Spice things up with Kelly Roberts’ libation of Grey Goose vodka, cranberry juice, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and muddled Serrano chili pepper. Resort pool, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Scottsdale, sanctuaryoncamelback.com fiery mandarin 4.