FOOD & DRINK
Best Desserts/Baked Goods
Nothing Bundt Cakes
17025 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Step into a Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery and let the aroma of freshly-baked bundt stir your senses. Choose from 10 luscious bundt flavors and 40 unique cake designs while you browse a treasure trove of unique gifts, charming cards and inspired decorator items. The nostalgic decor and playful atmosphere make the perfect backdrop to your quest for bundt perfection.
Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Mastro’s City Hall
6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Mastro’s collection of sophisticated, classic steakhouses are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.
Mastro’s aspires to create the finest experience for guests by combining the highest-quality steaks and seafood with exceptional service in a cosmopolitan and entertaining atmosphere.
Best Casual Dining Restaurant or Sports Bar
5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Chelsea’s Kitchen, an Arizona roadhouse on the canal that pays tribute to the area, provides high quality, honest food that is always fresh and never frozen. Chelsea’s Kitchen, which opened in 2005, is part of LGO Hospitality, where flavors are big, portions are mindful and value is long. The restaurant believes in an honest approach to quality food with no hidden ingredients. At each restaurant, dishes are created daily with fresh ingredients showcasing LGO’s ability to transform American comfort food into healthy classics with a modern point of view. Chelsea’s Kitchen’s culinary philosophy is simply to help great ingredients reach their full potential. LGO Hospitality owns and operates Chelsea’s Kitchen, La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria, Buck & Rider LGO Bake Shop, Grateful Spoon Gelato and Ingo’s Tasty Food in Arizona, and The Misfit, La Grande Orange Café, The Luggage Room Pizzeria, The Otis Bar and Ingo’s Tasty Diner in California.
Best Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Richard Brown
Two locations: 11000 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 130, Scottsdale, AZ 85254; 13640 N. 99th Ave., Suite 400, Sun City, AZ 85351
Richard J. Brown, M.D., is the founder and CEO of Brown Plastic Surgery. He is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is double board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Brown, a native of Atlanta, completed medical school at The Chicago Medical School. After medical school, he completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. While there he spent one year researching scarring and wound healing. He has written several book chapters and has published papers in one of the top Plastic Surgery Journals, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
After completing general surgery training, Brown matched into the University of Nebraska’s plastic and reconstructive surgery program. While there, he was exposed to a diverse training curriculum spending time perfecting cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures including microvascular surgery.
Brown’s practice is located in Scottsdale and Sun City. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstruction of the breast, body and face. His goal is to create a complete and personal plastic surgery experience in which your total health and well-being are at the core of your treatment plan.
Dr. Gary A. McCracken,
Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
Dr. Gary McCracken founded Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in 2000 and has been ranked as one of Arizona’s top dermatologists by Phoenix Magazine 12 times since 2005. He specializes in general and cosmetic dermatology, as well as skin cancer surgery and is well known for his vast knowledge, personal care and attention to patients.
McCracken received his bachelor’s in biology from Creighton University and an MD from Creighton School of Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also served as chief resident. He also completed his residency to attain board certification in internal medicine as well as a yearlong clinical research fellowship in dermatology at Emory University in Atlanta, one of the most prestigious dermatology departments in the nation.
The practice covers a wide array of dermatological issues, from acne and rosacea to infections and cancer. It also has a variety of treatment options customized to each patient.
Dr. Bradley Brittain,
Dentistry of Old Town Scottsdale
7449 E. Osborn, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Dr. Brad Brittain has dedicated his career to excellence in dentistry for more than 15 years. Dentistry of Old Town Scottsdale provides comprehensive care to patients from basic restorations such as crowns and bridges to more complex dental cases such as implants, veneers and root canals. All dental services are offered under one roof including an on-site dental lab. Treating patients like family is the top priority. The Dentistry of Old Town Scottsdale team introduces patients to the practice with a welcome gift and an office tour, and they make sure they stay a patient by treating all of their dental needs with the utmost integrity. Dentistry of Old Town Scottsdale prides itself on happy patients with a healthy smile.
Dentistry & Orthodontics
Two locations: 6868 E. Becker Lane, Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85254; 21809 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is a specialized dental practice offering pediatric care for children starting at 1 year old, as well as orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and North Phoenix. For years, the team has been providing patients with quality care and exceptional service, ensuring patients a lifetime of dental health.
The practice’s dynamic team of doctors is comprised of four pediatric dentists and three orthodontic specialists. Highly skilled in the latest technological advances, they strive to give you exceptional, proficient results. Combining advanced skill and considerate care, the doctors ensure you receive unsurpassed dental service.
Michael Robb, FIX24 Wellness Studio
7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Suite 1056, Phoenix, AZ 85054
FIX24 Wellness Studio is committed to providing excellence in joint biomechanics. Michael J. Robb provides specific and gentle nonrotational manipulation to the human body to focus on recovery from joint pain, headaches, neuropathy and many other conditions related to mechanical trauma. FIX24 also focuses on spinal stenosis, which is the No. 1 reason for spinal surgeries in this country. Robb is a published author on the subject of spinal stenosis and has been interviewed on FOX, ABC, NBC, the “Today” show and several industry publications.
Before his chiropractic physician degree, Robb worked for the Department of Energy in the field of nuclear engineering. His insight into the human body is based on the principles of engineering combined with an in-depth study of anatomy and physiology. Patients often seek advice from Robb on digestive problems, heart problems, asthma, diabetes and many other conditions that may be linked to spinal stenosis. FIX24 also provides unique approaches to weight loss.
Best Vet/Vet Clinic
Arcadia Animal Clinic
3941 E. Meadowbrook Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85018
HOME & DESIGN
6900 E. Camelback Road, #400, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Candelaria Design was founded in 1999 on the principle that the design process needs to be a collaborative adventure, Candelaria Design works closely with its clients and design team in creating homes and projects specifically for the needs and experience of the end user. Candelaria Design is a team of dedicated architects, designers and support staff all sharing the same values of personal customer service, quality design and building friendships along the way. Creating a home is such a personal endeavor and undertaking, and it takes a team that cares about the client and their experience both during the design and construction and years after the completion of the home. A Candelaria Design home is much more than just a structure of brick and mortar—‚it is a home that embodies the wishes, memories and soul of customers. Let Candelaria Design work with you to manifest your dream!
Best Custom Homebuilder/Remodeler
7890 East McClain Drive, Suite 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Schultz Development is based solely on referrals and repeat clients. The Schultz brand and its longevity depend on your satisfaction. For Schultz, luxury homebuilding is a personal endeavor that involves much more than constructing a superb home. It’s about communicating, service, honesty and creating a memorable experience. When you select Schultz Development as your building partner, the company stakes its reputation on it.
John Schultz, president of Schultz Development, will be your contact. His involvement starts in the design phase and extends well beyond the completion of your home. You will also get to know your on-site superintendent who personally manages all phases of construction as they are performed. John and his team will work closely with you, your architect and consultants to bring together a seasoned team of professionals dedicated to exceeding your expectations through superior service, quality workmanship and an exceptional custom homebuilding experience.
Best Interior Designer
Camelback Interior Design
Camelback Interior Design is a full-service interior design studio specializing in both high-end residential and commercial design and provides concierge-level service in the Valley and throughout the country for more than 20 years. Lynda Martin, a published and award-winning interior designer, is the owner of Camelback Interior Design. Her studio values a strong client/designer relationship while providing seamless implementation of all aspects of the project. Lynda’s unique design and interiors reflect her clients’ lifestyle and taste. From space planning to art consultation, Lynda creates visually enticing spaces through the design of custom furnishings, fixtures and textiles while focusing on details of all elements of the interior space.
Best Furniture/ Home Decor Store
8980 E. Bahia Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
The Potato Barn is a family-owned Arizona furniture store featuring a unique collection of eclectic and one-of-a-kind pieces imported from around the globe.
You’ll find everything you need, including a large selection of sofas, sectionals, entertainment centers, dining room tables, bedroom sets and that one conversation piece that brings an entire room together. Potato Barn’s showroom shares ways to marry furniture and accessories to create a unique look that will be “home” for years to come.
Potato Barn specializes in a wide array of styles from urban industrial and rustic to shabby chic and vintage. Many items in the collection feature heavily distressed finishes and reclaimed wood.
Best Landscape Design/ Maintenance Company
The Green Goddess
4139 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032
602.971.8110 | GreenGoddess.com
The Green Goddess is family owned and operated and has been around for 50+ years. It is a retail/wholesale plant nursery specializing in fountains, imported pottery and plants. The Green Goddess, on 3 acres in the North Phoenix area, is open seven days a week and loves helping customers beautify their outdoor environment. The team can help you with projects ranging from small containers with plants to your entire landscaping job. The Green Goddess has a 7,000-square-foot greenhouse with many different indoor plants to help spruce you home or pick from thousands of ceramics to help brighten your décor. Whatever you might need to make your house a home, The Green Goddess can help you. It also carries many vendors of fountains to help you find the right water feature for your yard.
Best Custom Closet or Home Storage Company
15551 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
A leader in custom closets and home storage solutions since 1983, California Closets Greater Phoenix has been an innovator in personalized organization for more than 30 years. Serving customers from Cave Creek and Anthem in the north to Chandler in the south, the team will work with your desired aesthetics and budget to make any area of your home more efficient.
Whether you live in a Spanish-style home near McDowell Mountain Regional Park that needs more functional walk-in closets, or a ranch-style home in Phoenix that could use a garage storage system for your outdoor gear, the closet designers at California Closets Phoenix will work with you to create a design that makes your home come to life.
Best Mortgage Broker
Suburban Mortgage, Inc.
7500 N. Dreamy Draw Drive, #110, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Jennifer Spiller has been in the mortgage industry since 2000 and has established herself as an outstanding loan officer assisting families as well as realtors. She takes her profession very personally and ensures three major points of service:
1. Support: Jennifer has created a great team accommodating any and all of her clients’ needs. Jennifer and Suburban Mortgage consistently provide precise and constant open communication as well as making the best options available for any family.
2. Family: Nothing is more rewarding to Jennifer than helping a family acquire their dream home. Her clients’ needs always come first and foremost, and she always takes great care in guiding them through the buying process.
3. Personable: Jennifer truly understands the emotional investment that families are making when buying their home. She has spent more than 10 years in mortgage operations that has given her a proficient balance of knowing the industry inside and out and has given her the imperative tools to help families acquire their most treasured investment.
Best Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Precision Air & Heating
3045 N. Colorado St., Chandler, AZ 85225
Precision Air & Heating is a family- and veteran-owned air conditioning company providing quality home services for more than 23 years. The business was built on referrals and repeat business because it believes in one simple philosophy of “People before Profits.” Services include new A/C unit replacement, A/C repairs, preventative maintenance and tune up, heating services, air quality and air duct cleaning, attic insulation and home performance services that significantly cut energy costs.
Precision’s owner, Erik Bryan, is a contractor and is involved on a daily basis training his technicians with the most up-to-date knowledge on HVAC systems and components. Providing integrity, quality and trust is not just Precision’s motto, it’s simply how the company does business.
Customer satisfaction is important to the entire Precision Air & Heating team. They are honored to be voted No. 1 in Ranking Arizona four years in a row, proudly show an A+ BBB rating and hundreds of five-star Google reviews. Now Precision Air & Heating thanks Paradise Valley Lifestyle readers for the Readers’ Choice Award. When you have any needs for your air conditioning or heating, they hope you “Make the Precision Decision.”
Robin Orscheln, Russ Lyon
Sotheby’s International Realty
6900 E. Camelback Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Robin Orscheln is an experienced real estate professional that has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top 50 producers in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Robin was first licensed in 2003 and has been extremely active in the local real estate market. She in incredibly driven and dedicated to keeping up with current market trends. As a principal member of the team at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Robin is aligned with the concept of collaboration and excellence to achieve a maximum result for everyone involved.
SERVICES & RETAIL
Best Dog Groomer
Oh My Dog!
7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The Oh My Dog! spa is composed of two open grooming areas where dogs are free to socialize while they wait for their styling. The bathing room has a glass wall, so you can see exactly what your tail-wagging friend is experiencing! Professional bathers use only the finest shampoos and conditioners to prime your dog’s coat for their fabulous style.
From the bath to the drying table, every square inch of your dog’s coat is professionally brushed and dried, resulting in a super soft coat. Your dog’s hair is now clean, conditioned and ready for the master groomers to start their work.
Groomers specialize in creating modified “show cuts,” which lends itself to amazingly cute styles that people (and pups) love and adore. Additional spa services include deep conditioning treatments, paw massages and teeth brushing.
Book your appointment today and see why Oh My Dog is consistently voted one of the best of Scottsdale!
Best Insurance Agent
JoEllen James, State Farm
4706 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Choosing the right auto insurance can be tough, JoEllen James, a Phoenix State Farm insurance agent, can assist you. She has been associated with State Farm since 1992 and her mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.
The agency offers personal and business car insurance, automobile insurance, recreational vehicle insurance, homeowners insurance, condominium insurance, renters insurance, motorcycle insurance, farm and ranch insurance, personal insurance, life insurance and annuities, health insurance, business and commercial insurance, boat insurance and more.
Best MedSpa/Day Spa
The Spa at Camelback Inn
5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Publications like Travel + Leisure consistently name The Spa at Camelback Inn among the very best. The Scottsdale spa provides a serene environment surrounded by desert beauty and offers an extensive menu of services, as well as a popular restaurant featuring healthy, locally-sourced fare.
Services are a marriage of time-tested remedies and healing modern-day techniques including massage, facials, body treatments and salon services.
Spa access includes unlimited use of world-class facilities like Turkish steam baths, peaceful solariums and Finnish saunas. A heated lap pool with private cabana access is available, as is a full-service salon.
Best Fitness Studio
Gainey Village Health Club & Spa
7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Gainey Village Health Club and Spa is located in Gainey Ranch off Doubletree Ranch Road, conveniently located for Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. The club is more than 82,000 square feet, providing members a luxurious and spacious fitness facility.
Offering more than 160 group fitness group classes a week with the best instructors in the Valley, members are sure they can find a class that fits their fitness needs. The club has personal trainers offering 1:1 training and small group training. All personal trainers hold a four-year degree in exercise science, physiology or kinesiology and hold the best certifications in the world.
The club has separate, spacious cardio and weight rooms filled with the top equipment on the market. Industry-leading equipment including Woodway 4Front and Curve Treadmills, EFX, AMT, Technogym, Free Motion and Hammer Strength ensure members will always find a new challenge.
The Village provides members a chance to recover and relax with our resort-style day spa and on-site MedSpa, offering personalized treatments including massage, facials, and body care and salon services.
The staff is here to provide members with personalized care and a first-class experience every day. The Village is much more than a gym, it’s a lifestyle.
Kiss Me Kate Boutique
5039 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Kiss Me Kate Boutique is a women’s boutique in the heart of the Arcadia neighborhood in Phoenix. Kiss Me Kate Boutique is a specialty store for the fashion0conscious woman. The store’s many labels take you to the boardroom, sports events, cocktail parties or to travel around the world.
It also specializes in many one-of-a-kind items, making it a shopping mecca for unique gifts in jewelry, handbags, belts and scarves. Wonderful leathers and fabrics and showcasing different items. Put Kiss Me Kate Boutique on your must-see list.
Best Private School
Brophy College Preparatory
4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
Brophy College Preparatory, established in 1928, is well-known in the Phoenix community for the rigorous, college prep education that it offers; however, the Jesuit hallmark of intellectual competence is only one part of the formation of a Brophy graduate. The true value lies in the overall approach to education dictated by Brophy’s Jesuit identity as articulated centuries ago by St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order. This philosophy insists that educational and spiritual formation must go hand in hand to create a citizen of the world prepared to lead with competence, conscience and compassion.
To that end, a Brophy student is educated to be intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice, the Jesuit ideals of the Graduate at Graduation. From his first steps on campus, a Brophy student is challenged in the classroom and on the playing field, inspired through service opportunities, and supported and encouraged during chapel and retreats. These combined experiences contribute to great academic, personal, and spiritual growth and lead Brophy’s young men to become “Men for Others.”
10441 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
London Gold is home to Arizona’s finest and largest collection of diamond engagement rings, certified GIA diamonds, earrings, diamond rings, gemstones and fine fashion jewelry. London Gold can custom create anything you can imagine, and carries fine jewelry by Yael Designs, I.Reiss, Hera, Doves, MeiraT and many more coveted designers! London Gold has been in the alley for almost 40 years, and is honored to be voted as a Readers’ Choice by Lifestyle Publications!
Best Hair Salon
6870 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Ohana opened in 2008 with a mission to provide a luxury salon experience for its guests. Expert stylists are trained in all of the most up-to-date industry trends and techniques to ensure you are getting an exceptional look! Ohana is an Aveda Concept Salon which allows it to use the highest-quality plant-based products and hair color in the industry—not only is it an effective product, but it is safe for you and the environment. Come and experience the `Ohana Difference, take a moment to relax and forget about stress and worries just let them make you beautiful!
Best Luxury Auto Dealership
Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale
4725 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale is a luxury car dealership located just across the street from Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, near Camelback Road and Scottsdale. Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale is proud of its high customer satisfaction ratings and always focusing on the customer experience.
The brand-new facility is a clear sign of how dedicated the dealership is to the Scottsdale community and the Mercedes-Benz name. The facility is 115,000 square feet spread across three levels and features a bi-level showroom with high glass walls so that you can see the cars in natural light. Even with all this, Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale is still family owned by Chuck and Anita Theisen. The dealership’s history stretches back more than 45 years, and Theisen himself is a Scottsdale Saguaro High School graduate who is happy to be running his successful business in the city that he grew up in. Whether you are in Scottsdale or the East Phoenix area, you should come by and see what the new facility and experienced staff have to offer you.