Executive Chef Jeffrey (Jeff) Pilditch helped roll out Lincoln Steakhouse in 2017. He shares a long list of things that make this place special: the creative menu, the Josper charcoal oven, the ambiance, and especially, their welcoming arms open to the local community.
It all started with a rare date night at a cocktail bar. Lauren and John Maggio were in the throes of the early years with their four children and had the opportunity to be spelled by a sitter for the evening.
I’ve always been a Jeep girl. What’s not to love? Jeeps offer endless options and unique ways to make them your own. From removable tops to big, tough tires, Jeeps are truly the perfect vehicle for the true outdoor enthusiast.
The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Nov. 2 Polo week begins Oct. 31 with a player’s reception for all ticket purchasers during the Thursday night Scottsdale Art Walk. On Polo Eve, high-end ticket purchasers and sponsors are invited to Molina Fine Jewelers for a VIP players and sponsors reception Nov. 1. On Nov. 3, enjoy a polo … Continued
Who’s hungry? It’s safe to say I am…Well let’s be honest, I am always hungry. We’re confident you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this month’s issue. October is the “Foodie” issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle! This is one of my favorites! We are so lucky to live in a place with so many … Continued
The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. Enjoy four polo matches, along with VIP field-side seating, VIP tents, party tents, GA experiences and tailgating. Check out the fan-favorite events within the event like the Canine Couture Dog and World’s Longest Cat Walk Fashion Shows, plus a Barrett-Jackson 2020 preview.
Valley Youth Theatre's 2019 VYTal Affair was held at Herberger Theater and featured cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres by top chefs at area restaurants, highlights from the theater's August production of Matilda the Musical, and recognition of the year's VYTALITY Award honorees. Proceeds from the event help support Valley Youth Theatre. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN ARNOLD
Valerie Thompson, the world’s fastest female motorcycle racer, eight-time land speed record holder and Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Famer, hosted a celebration of speed at her home in Paradise Valley. Guests received a special viewing of her racing videos and movie trailer for her upcoming film, Rockets and Titans, and local rock band CTS performed. Photography by … Continued
Larry Fitzgerald's First Down Fund celebrated 11 years when Fitz's Supper Club—Celebrities at Your Service returned to Dominick's Steakhouse in late August. The Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald was on-hand, along with his celebrity friends, for this night of fine dining and silent and live auctions, all for a good cause.
PHX Beer Co. held its grand opening celebration Sept. 3. The new restaurant is located at Mercado del Lago, 8300 N. Hayden Road. In addition to brews like its flagship IPA, Arizona Gold and Orange Grove IPA, the kitchen will serve comfort food favorites such as Morenci Copper Ale Wings, Black Iron Pizzas and Whiskey BBQ Meatballs. PhxBeerCo.com
Three-time Emmy Award-winning storyteller Karen Schaler says that her heart is here in Arizona, and because of that, she’s exclusively trusting The Phoenician with her pride and joy—the Christmas Camp experience. The experience, which takes place in December, brings to life her Christmas Camp Hallmark movie, and the novels Christmas Camp and sequel Christmas Camp Wedding, published by HarperCollins.
Every month, ZuZu—the signature restaurant at Hotel Valley Ho—serves up a unique, over-the-top "Show Stopper" shake. This month's tasty treat, created by Clarissa Robinson, pastry chef of Hotel Vally Ho, is an ode to October.
When Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design Associates (CDA), one of the leading custom luxury architecture firms in the United States, was brought in to design this home in Paradise Valley, it was a blank slate—literally.
In my family we play a car game called “VET.” Every time we get in our car to drive around and we see any year or model of a Corvette, we shout out the word “VET” to collect points based on who called it first. We’ve played this for years, which is why driving this “VET” was extra fun! Personally,…
Located on the west side of Scottsdale Road between Lincoln Drive and Indian Bend Road sits the expanse of land that, when completed, will house one of the most desirable destinations in the Valley: The Palmeraie.
It’s getting to be the time of year where we begin to think about the newest and best looks for the fall season. We begin to envision the perfect ensemble for all the upcoming special events and social gatherings this year. In that spirit, we hope you enjoy the September fashion issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle. … Continued
Oscar De las salas works at Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning firm, where he is a project manager and contributes to business development. Currently, he has his pulse on the happenings in and around Phoenix, with two large Roosevelt District hospitality projects, urban projects for local municipalities, and a series of projects that include helping developers to bring hospitality…
Join the Heels for Healing and Annual Diva Dash On Sept. 28, shoppers have the opportunity to “pump” up their shoe and handbag game in a fun and helpful way. Florence Crittenton hosts its 11th Annual Heels for Healing and Diva Dash at its upscale retail store, Flo’s on 7th. Gently used high heels and handbags donated … Continued
The Paradise Valley location of LA Fitness—and other locations around the state—held a "Wellness Wednesday" event on July 24. Designed to help Arizona seniors reach their fitness potential, the open house-style event included complimentary classes, information about exercise programs, health screenings and more. The Phoenix Suns' Golden Grannies also participated in the event, and 3TV was on-site, as … Continued
This back-to-school event was held at Scottsdale Fashion Square and featured a fashion show; hands-on hair and makeup beauty bars; a mini performance by the nonprofit theater group Desert Stages; and a Million Dollar Teacher Tree, where families could select apples that listed donation requests from Arizona educators. PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAUTE MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY
Scylvia-Elvira Danese, owner of Danese Creations, is a one-woman powerhouse of all things fashion and sewing. You’ve likely seen her gown designs on local or national TV—they’ve been everywhere from morning news shows to worn by celebs at the Emmy Awards and the Country Music Association Awards. They’ve appeared on Oprah and Inside Edition, too. Whether it’s custom designs, tailoring,…
In an effort to support local families with the cost of their kids returning to school, the HeroZona Foundation hosted this event on July 27 at South Mountain Community College. The free event, which offered school supplies, college prep workshops, games and a free breakfast, drew more than 15,000 attendees.
Arizona will once again be in the spotlight for fashion as Phoenix Fashion Week returns for its 11th year from Oct. 3-5 at Talking Stick Resort. More than 5,000 attendees from around the world will be on hand for a mix of runway shows, trunk sales, fashionable workshops, and hip after-parties.
Is it really August? How can this be? As you read this, somehow the summer is technically over. “Fall,” as we call it in Arizona, starts so early, and it is never too late to refresh our thoughts on what our kids need and want from us as we head into a new school year.
“I have been working in the behavioral health field for 22 years, and prevention has always sparked my passion and purpose,” says Kristen Polin, CEO of notMYkid. “I have seen the dark side of the disease of addiction personally and professionally, and that fuels my vision to lead an organization that is dedicated to high-impact prevention and early intervention.
Chloe Hiller, 15, enjoys playing volleyball, drawing and hanging out with friends and family. She also enjoys participating in pageants and is currently Miss Paradise Valley’s Outstanding Teen. She recently competed in the Miss Arizona State competition and placed as first runner-up.
Hotel Valley Ho to Debut Revamped ZuZu Restaurant Hotel Valley Ho, Old Town Scottsdale’s mid-century marvel with all the luxuries of a modern-day escape, is undergoing a complete revamp of ZuZu restaurant, including a brand-new interior and redesigned menus. A modern take on the classic all-American restaurant of the 1950s, the new ZuZu makes its debut in September. Fans … Continued
Maple Phoenix is a new boutique that opened its doors at Biltmore Fashion Park in March. Here, customers find a unique mix of children’s treasures chosen from around the world, including such hot spots as Paris, London and the U.S. Maple sells clothing, accessories, toys and a selection of natural apothecary. Looking for ancient Greek sandals? They have them too. The…
Do you remember as a kid when your parents would say two, three, sometimes even four names before they got your name right? Well I seem to have joined that club years ago. Why, you ask? Take a look at the photo above. With four active boys plus the dog, things can get … well, … Continued
Held at a private home in Paradise Valley, this event was the kick-off for the planning of the 2019 Noche para los Niños event, a spectacular one-night benefit event for Kids in Focus. The Día de los Muertos-themed celebration will be held on Nov. 7 at the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park.
The ALS Association Arizona Chapter hosted the 10th anniversary of Bite Nite at the Arizona Biltmore Resort June 15 to benefit the more than 450 families and patients living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. More than 900 guests attended the event, which featured signature dishes from 14 restaurants, a live auction and more.
The Arizona Humane Society has spent more than 60 years working to provide a good life for pets across the Valley through medical services, foster and adoption services, behavioral programs and disaster relief.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation hosted its awards dinner at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa May 18. In the spirit of Semper Fidelis, (always faithful,) community supporters joined together to raise more than $780,000 to support the Scholarship Foundation’s mission to honor Marines by educating their children.
At first, Jason Valasek was a skeptic. Although the initial technology Bodcor uses has been extremely popular in other areas of the world for the last 10 years, he was still hesitant to try what is touted as a non-surgical body contouring option, not believing it could really work as well as the hype.
Danielle Erlich has a life worthy of the big screen in more ways than one. The Paradise Valley screenplay writer bounced between here and Los Angeles, where she was born, brushing arms with celebrities and chasing dreams of stardom. But she always struggled with her health, rarely had enough energy, and it was all compounded by anxiety. Even the best…
The Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree was hosted by Ocean 44. This location was the perfect backdrop to celebrate the coming together of Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines under the new direction and ownership of publisher Tammy Fellows. Guests included celebrities and community leaders who enjoyed an evening of fun with raffle proceeds donated to Make-A-Wish Arizona.
Bitter & Twisted Releases its Newest Book o’ Cocktails Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour released its new carnival-themed Book o’ Cocktails, filled with 18 pages of stunning craft cocktail delights. This edition was led by Head Proprietor Ross Simon (2016 and 2017 Tales of the Cocktail nominee and Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame recipient) and the Bitter & Twisted bar team. Updated … Continued
OK, Ok, so it may feel like we live on the sun in July for us Phoenicians … but let’s face it: Summertime still has an easy way about it: Things slow down a bit, all our seasonal “fair-weather friends” make a mad exodus. It’s really kind of nice. If you really think about it, … Continued
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center held its annual Community Breakfast event, co-chaired by Julie Alpert and Stephanie Papadopoulos, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort May 9. Nearly 1,500 guests attended the event, themed "Next is Now," a nod to SARRC’s new strategic plan that will put effective services within reach of every Arizonan by 2030.
The rosé-all-day trend continued at Nirvana Food & Wine Festival hosted by Christopher Gross with Robert Irvine and the Bella Twins at Wrigley Mansion. Guests sampled pairings of rosé and fine food by star chefs Christopher Gross and Robert Irvine.
The Phoenix Ballet's premiere of Slawomir Wozniak’s Snow White at the Orpheum Theatre was nothing short of stunning. From the impressive sets and gorgeous costumes to the breathtaking dancing and hilarious antics of the dwarfs, this world-class performance of the popular fairytale was enjoyed by both adults and children. For more on the ballet and upcoming performances, visit … Continued
For 16 years, Kristine Thompson has been a champion for heart health as a member of the Phoenix Heart Ball committee. This year, as the ball celebrates its 60th year of raising funds to advance the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association, she embraces her newest role: chair of the Phoenix Heart Ball.
This event, held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, featured a celebrity fashion show, live and silent auction, and more. Jennifer Archuleta and Alexis Earnhardt co-chaired the event. Actress Laura Marano (Ally Dawson on Austin & Ally) and Nick Ciletti (ABC 15 Arizona) emceed. The event raised $240,000 to fund Childhelp programs and services in Arizona.
In a setting unlike any others, tucked into the Ponderosa pines of Arizona’s high country in Flagstaff lies the 600-plus-acre Pine Canyon, a private, master-planned golf course and residential community.