Candelaria Design Associates Featured in New Coffee Table-style Holiday Book

Candelaria Design Associates, one of the leading custom luxury architecture firms in Arizona, said several “elves” were very busy preparing three of its local custom residential home designs for a very special Christmas-themed hardcover design book that will be available on

“I feel humbled to have such wonderful clients who so graciously opened their homes to us for this special project. This book allows the reader to not only understand why we design a house in a certain architectural style, but the importance of designing around how the homeowners live in their home, decorate their home and entertain in their home,” says Mark Candelaria, managing partner of Candelaria Design.

Three of Candelaria Design’s custom luxury home projects are featured throughout Christmas by Design including the Hanley Residence in Paradise Valley and the Hunter Residence in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix. 

For 20 years, Candelaria Design has been leading the market in innovative architectural design aimed at optimizing and enhancing one’s lifestyle.

West World Hosts Pinners Conference at Third Arizona Event

Pinners Conference, a one-of-a-kind experience that brings the best of Pinterest to life, will be returning to West World. Conference hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Those who find “pin-spiration” from the popular website can create their own customized weekend with classes, presenters and a retail floor featuring 300 local and national brands.

Pinners combines two events in one: a conference with more than 100 Pinterest-based classes taught by experts and a show featuring 300 top businesses in the worlds of DIY, crafts, cooking, self-improvement, photography, party planning, holiday, beauty and fashion, and more. Pinners is designed to inspire, save time and effort while shopping, improve skills and create lasting memories. 

For tickets and complete package information, visit

Notre Dame Prep to Hold Annual Culinary Festival

Notre Dame Prep will be transformed from a high school campus into an elegant outdoor dining venue for the annual Culinary Festival, beginning at 6 p.m on Saturday, Nov.10. Each year, hundreds of foodies come to enjoy fine food, wine, beer and music. 

This year, the participating restaurants include Bourbon Steak, The Breakfast Joynt, The Capital Grille, Ciao Grazie, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizza, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Ironwood American Kitchen, Mojo Yogurt, Snooze, The Thumb, Toro and The Vig. The Notre Dame Prep Baking Club will host a dessert booth. Beer will be provided by Scottsdale Beer Company.

Culinary Festival is presented by the Scaramella Faith Foundation and sponsored by CCMC. It is a community event held each year to thank school families, supporters and the public at large. Registration is online at

Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park Reveals Fall Fashion Trends

Local fashionistas flocked to the third annual Sip, Shop & Style hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue and Mom Style Lab. The stylish crowd enjoyed Champagne and bites while style expert Angela Keller of Mom Style Lab and Saks beauty advisor Lisa Moore presented the latest trends in fashion and beauty for Fall 2018.

As part of Saks’ contemporary fall fashion unveiling, guests had the opportunity to earn up to $700 back in the form of a gift card. 

Visit Saks Fifth Avenue this fall to find featured designs in store.


First Responder Fridays

The Farmers Insurance- Bruce Grebin Agency is proud to partner with local businesses to provide lunches for our area fire, police, and veterinary first responders to thank them for their outstanding service to our community. Each day these heroes put their own safety at risk in order to help those in life and death situations. From medical emergencies to rescuing injured hikers to protecting our homes and lives, we owe a big debt of gratitude to our first responders for ensuring our safety and that of our furry friends as well.


In association with Windy Griffin of Firehouse Subs Scottsdale, Tanner Welch of Merrill Lynch, and Jack Grebin of Homelife Professionals, lunches have been provided to the heroes at the Paradise Valley Fire and Police Departments, Applewood Animal Hospital, Scottsdale Fire Station #603, VCA Del Lago Animal Hospital, and we look forward to dropping by many more.


If you would like to nominate an area first responder to receive a First Responder Friday lunch, please contact the Bruce Grebin Agency at or call 480-598-1110.