I love being an entrepreneur for so many reasons. It means I get to control my schedule so I can work when I’m feeling my best (instead of suffering through 8 straight hours) and I can control my environment to surround myself with inspiration. I love working in my apartment with Hudson on the couch next to me, but I don’t have enough space to set up a real office, and it’s not always the most conducive for getting work done.
Thankfully there are a bunch of fantastic workspace options (coffee shops and hotels) in Arizona where the coffee is flowing and you can grab a seat and work for hours at the price of a latte. Personally I love the white noise of a busy cafe, and there are always other creatives working around me that I can meet and talk to for a few minutes during a break. It’s like working in an office without any of the bad stuff!
The Henry – The Henry might be my all-time favorite place to get work done! The interior design is amazing, there are cozy couches, a great coffee bar, and an industrial interior design that makes my heart happy. It is also a full restaurant on one half of the space so there is plenty of good food if you get hungry. The only downside is the 2 hour limit on Wifi–but I’m willing to put up with it because I love the space so much!
The Scott – The Scott is actually a resort in Scottsdale, but lots of people from around Phoenix come in just to admire the amazing lobby. It’s truly a work of art–and an amazing workspace! They have a ton of great couches (with outlets!) and I love going and sitting by the fireplace in the winter to get a good chunk of work done.
Piexoto – Piexoto is a new favorite of mine! It’s a bit of a trek for me, but totally worth it. The space is cozy and inspiring, the people who work there are soo kind, and the coffee is incredible! You’ll find me in the corner with a pour-over typing away.
Schmooze – Schmooze is a coffee shop and workspace in Scottsdale. They have a massive courtyard in the front with plenty of seating–one of my favorite places to hang out when it’s not too hot out! The inside is also a great place to meet clients with plenty of good seating options and lots of space. The industrial vibe is spot-on (which we all know I’m a bit obsessed with).
Make sure to say hi if we bump into each other in one of these great spots!