With its second location now officially open, UrbAna offers twice as many reasons to drop in as before. Choose either the original Arcadia location or the new Scottsdale Quarter outpost, and you’ll discover a collection of artisan goods including ceramics by the Portugal-based Skyros Designs and pewter by Match as well as locally crafted treasures. The focus is heavily skewed toward entertaining, in other words, and that was very much the intention.
Husband-and-wife owners Brian and Ana Wells got inspired to start the store some six years ago after they found a hostess diary that belonged to Brian’s grandmother. The journal logged the details of her soirées from the 1950s and ’60s, and UrbAna followed suit with an inventory of goods designed to elevate the art of hosting and gifting.
Wedding registry services are also available for couples looking to make it official. The registry experience features a personalized selection process over Champagne and small bites, and when the couple receives something off their wish list, it arrives hand-wrapped.