National Handwashing Awareness Week

Just in time for flu season comes National Handwashing Awareness Week. Held the first week of December each year (this year, that’s Dec. 1-7), the event was designed to remind people that clean hands help prevent illness. Experts recommend washing your hands with soap and clean water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Don’t forget to lather the soap, and clean the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Then, dry them on a clean towel.

To stay healthy, wash your hands whenever they are dirty and before eating; cough and sneeze into your elbow, rather than your hands; and don’t put your fingers in your eyes, nose or mouth.

The Collector’s House Expanded Bespoke Gallery is Now Open

The Collector’s House expanded Bespoke Gallery in the Shops Gainey Village is now open. The well-curated lifestyle and interiors boutique has added an additional 2,500 square feet of gallery space to better tell the story of two beautiful lines of furniture, Alfonso Marina and Verellen.

The Collectors House portfolio collection is sourced from around the world, specializing in original and vintage art, one-of-a-kind finds, handmade dinnerware, luxurious Belgian linens, antiques, handcrafted artifacts, and so much more.

PANDA Children Helping Children Luncheon and Fashion Show

The 2020 PANDA “Children Helping Children” Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 10 a.m. at The Phoenician Resort. This year’s theme is “Field of Dreams,” and the event will benefit pediatric medical research in Arizona. The luncheon features 55 models, a live and silent auction, and a raffle. Sponsorship and branding opportunities are available. For more information, email

The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, affectionately known as PANDA, supports pediatric medical research at the Steele Children’s Research Center—the only academic pediatric medical research center in Arizona. PANDA has funded pilot projects and early-stage research that has fueled millions of dollars in grants to improve treatments and find cures for devastating childhood diseases.

Entering its third decade, PANDA continues to fund research to produce new ideas and novel treatments. Its investment into research gives the answers that are applied in care for patients in hospitals around the entire state and the world. For more information, visit

Hotel Valley Ho Debuts Revamped ZuZu Restaurant

Hotel Valley Ho, Arizona’s mid-century marvel with all the luxuries of a modern-day escape, has completely revamped its signature restaurant, ZuZu. The bold, open design pays tribute to the hotel’s iconic style while adding a fresh backdrop for the new menu of shareable plates and crafty libations. 

The revamped design melds mid-century modern and contemporary furnishings and décor, and new menu and cocktail selections.

It also adds a new wine room, known as The Vine Vault, and a new, hidden private dining room dubbed The Rosie Room.

Photo courtesy Hotel Valley Ho

The Hermosa Inn Honored as ‘Best For Romance’ by TripSavvy

The Hermosa Inn, a historic luxury boutique hideaway, has been named Arizona’s only winner in the 2019 TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards in the Best for Romance category. The 2019 winners, sourced through a unique mix of machine-learning and TripSavvy editor testing, represent the best in travel, tourism, and hospitality, and celebrate each winner’s outstanding contribution to travelers and the travel industry worldwide. 

TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards takes a two-step approach in selecting winners. First, its award-winning data team uses machine-learning technology to pinpoint outstanding businesses from data sources from reviews across the Internet and audience metrics from TripSavvy. The team compares those insights against TripSavvy’s expert content to identify businesses and destinations that outrank competitors in quality, considering elements such as customer service, value, and category fit. Finally, TripSavvy’s seasoned editors and writers scour the results, highlighting the most special, noteworthy, and trustworthy businesses. From a pool of over 60,000, only one percent of businesses, including The Hermosa Inn, passed TripSavvy’s editors’ rigorous testing and standards.

Los Sombreros Opens in Uptown Phoenix

Serving up the authentic Central Mexico cuisine since 1994, South Scottsdale restaurant staple Los Sombreros recently opened an additional location in Uptown Phoenix. The new location is directly in the heart of the thriving Uptown Phoenix neighborhood at 322 E. Camelback Road. Veterans of the foodservice industry, owners Kurt Riske, Geoff Schuman and Adam Rivera, are thrilled to bring the authentic fare of Central Mexico to Uptown Phoenix restaurant-goers.

“We are excited to continue expansion of Los Sombreros in the Uptown Phoenix arena, and offer another destination for individuals and families to enjoy our handcrafted dishes,” says Adam. “We’re truly looking forward to sharing our flavorful entrees with the Phoenix community.”

The 2,000-square-foot restaurant has seating for 100 guests and features the company’s authentic quaint brick house, veranda and genuine foods with a trendy uptown vibe. Design features include warm textures, rustic elements and a focus on the Company’s wood fire burning grill.