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Spring Arizona Restaurant Week

The most edible time of the year, Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) makes its return Friday, May 20 to Monday, May 29, sending diners on a ten-day tasting tour of the state. Participating restaurants are not only known for their exceptional cuisine, but also spare no expense in giving diners an extraordinary culinary experience. During Spring ARW, more than 100 participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for just $33 or $44 per person, allowing food lovers to experience the height of culinary talent from chefs statewide. For more information, please visit

Northeast Valley Girl Scouts Honored with Gold Award

This year, the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is pleased to announce that seven Northeast Valley teens—Dorthea Boatwright, Brittanee Hustad, Rachel DeStigter, Ariana Schein, Reyna Gariepy, Tess Grossman and Ellie Fessler— have been honored with the highest award in Girl Scouting: The Gold Award. This year, the award is even more special, as the Girl Scouts are celebrating the milestone 100th Anniversary of the Gold Award. To earn the award, Girl Scouts must create a project that is sustainable and continues to give back to the community long after she moves on. For more information, please visit

Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona Names Top Designer

After a year of extraordinary craftsman designing three five-story chateaus, the Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona came to a festive end by naming Robert Burg, of Robert Burg Design, Top Designer for his French-inspired Chateau. Called Arizona’s most unique and sophisticated design challenge to date, and hosted by Monson Luxury Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, The Reveal Party also raised more than $20,000 for Stars of the Season, Banner Children’s | Cardon Children’s Medical Center. 
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Mother’s Day at Joya Spa

Treat the special mother in your life to a wonderful day of relaxation and pampering at the renowned Joya Spa in Omni Resort & Spa Montelucia. The Joya Spa is enticing all to celebrate the day with a sensational spa experience perfect for pampering the woman who does it all, your mother. Transport her to Spain for the day to rediscover inner peace and be inspired by the joy and warmth of the Moroccan-styled spa. With an extensive list of indulgent treatments offered, she is sure to have the ultimate getaway fit for a queen. For more information, please visit

Poolside Happenings 
at Hotel Valley Ho

Cool off poolside at the hip Hotel Valley Ho this spring and summer. Stop by for Happy Hour Fridays and enjoy local bands from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., including Elvis Before Noon, Rose Colored Eyes and more, now through July 1. During Session Saturdays, kick back with DJ entertainment from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 23 through September. Relax and recover from the week with Recovery Sundays, now through September, and be sure to swing by ZuZu for brunch and their famous Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar, then round out the day with a relaxing 90-minute Recovery Sunday Spa Package. For more information, please visit

Desert Stages Theatre to Move 
Inside Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, the award-winning, non-profit performing arts theatre in Old Town Scottsdale, has launched a Next Stage capital campaign in support of their upcoming move. Following 11 years in their current location on Scottsdale Road, Desert Stages will move to their new theatre space, previously occupied by Harkins Theatres within Scottsdale Fashion Square, in the fall of 2016. Funds raised in Desert Stages’ Next Stage campaign will underwrite renovations necessary to turn the space into a world-class performing arts theatre. For more information, please visit

The Herb Box Opens at 
The Colony in Midtown

The Herb Box is the first tenant to open its doors at The Colony, a new mixed-used development at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue in midtown Phoenix. The Herb Box at The Colony is 3,100-square feet and offers indoor and outdoor seating for 140 guests. The rustic-chic interior brings together homey farmhouse and nautical design elements, such as whitewashed wood walls, dark wood accents, shimmering chandeliers and a sleek, open bar. The Herb Box is known for its innovative world cuisine, showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients with a menu heavily focused on healthy, veggie-centric dishes. For more information, please visit

The Village at Mountain 
Shadows Park Opening

The Valley’s leading luxury home builder, Cullum Homes, is busy putting the final touches on what will be Paradise Valley’s newest park, opening next month at the entrance to The Village at Mountain Shadows. Located on the southeast corner of 56th Street and Lincoln, the park was designed and constructed by Creative Environments. The circular design of the park will feature several new ironwood, mesquite and Palo Verde trees, as well as benches and a walking path for all to enjoy. For more information, please visit