Pet-Friendly Restaurants

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography David Apeji  Chelsea’s Kitchen  A roadhouse on the canal, Chelsea’s Kitchen is a neighborhood favorite offering meals prepared with fresh ingredients. Smoked barbecue entrees have been recently added to the menu, so you’ll want to be sure to sample some of these new mouth-watering items on your next visit. Pets are welcome, with water service on the large,…

Love at FURst Sight

 Article Danielle Accovelli | Photography CJ Gershon  Pets are undeniably important members of our family. They teach us responsibility, care, compassion and the true depth of unconditional love. From that first good-morning lick to get you ready for the day to snuggling at your feet on the couch while the night winds down, for many people it’s hard to imagine…

One Good Deed a Day

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography David Apeji  Twenty years ago, Kathy and Paul Donaldson and their friends began doing a good deed a day as a tribute to Kathy’s sister, Patty Neroni, who died of cancer at the age of 34. It was Patty’s dying wish, and that one good deed a day has turned into a multitude of great deeds…

Five Favorite Things

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography Sean Egan  Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, which has been in the Valley for more than 30 years, is the recipient of the 2018 Paradise Valley Lifestyle Reader’s Choice for Best Orthodontist. Husband and wife team Dr. Tal Masserman, an orthodontist, and Dr. Danielle Masserman, a pediatric dentist, joined the practice six years ago. Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics provides pediatric…

The Phoenician Rising

 Article Danielle Accovelli | Photography Provided  Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, the grand and majestic Phoenician has continued to redefine the luxury resort experience since its opening in 1988. True to form, the resort has recently embarked on a redesign of its accommodations, amenities and grounds to be completed in 2019, transforming it into an elegant example of…

Saving Grace

 Article Danielle Accovelli | Photography CJ Gershon  From the moment your eyes meet the large, loving ones of the dog staring back at you, it’s love at first sight—and the beginning of something very special. No one understands that unique bond between dog and owner more than Arizona Small Dog Rescue. That’s why the volunteers at this no-kill rescue shelter—considered…

Celebrating Family

According to Dictionary.com, the definition of a family is as follows: a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for. In this day and age, let’s not forget animals, too! This month in Paradise Valley Lifestyle we’re celebrating Kids + Pets, two things that warm my heart and … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Nonprofit Gabriel’s Angels to Celebrate Daphne’s Headcovers’ CEO  Gabriel’s Angels, the only organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, is excited to announce its eighth annual Salud! 2018 Signature Wine Dinner event on Nov. 3 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Jane Spicer, CEO and owner of Daphne’s Headcovers, … Continued

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 8th Annual Arizona Awards Dinner

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation hosted the 8th Annual Arizona Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. The event raised more than $1 million to provide college scholarships to children of Marines and Navy Corpsman.

Childhelp’s 25 Men Who Think They Can Cook

The Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse celebrated 25 Men Who Think They Can Cook on Saturday, May 12, at Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak. The tasty extravaganza netted a record of more than $52,000 for Childhelp programs and services in Arizona. Attended by more than 200 people, the culinary fundraiser was emceed … Continued

Cool Off with a Refreshing Cocktail!

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography David Apeji  Summer has arrived, and it's always fun to serve new beverages to enjoy around the pool or at a barbecue. Adam Reeder, director of food and beverage at Hotel Adeline, has come up with just the right ingredients for a refreshing cocktail for our Paradise Valley Lifestyle readers to enjoy this summer: The Lifestyle Hydration! …

A Sky-High Gem

 Article Joyce Selk and Kathleen Blair  You know you are in for a treat when you are given the special code that allows the elevator to take you up to the penthouse at Bella Sirena. Walking inside the beautifully etched doorway of Penthouse C1301, you find yourself in the spacious yet comfortable, living area with a large dining table for 12,…

Five Best Indoor Theaters

 Article Mindy Haskins  When it gets excruciatingly hot outside and you can't bear it any longer (let's be honest, we're already there), what's better than a dark, air-conditioned theater where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show—and maybe with a frosty beverage in hand! Escape the heat and head indoors to these speciality theaters.   iPic Scottsdale Patrons can experience the…

Dog Days

Listen…can you hear that? It’s the sounds of summer. Whether it’s splashing in a pool, the humming of a motorboat or the rhythmic ocean waves, it’s a refreshing sound. It means relief from this heat — and usually making some fun memories!  For me, growing up, those were on lakes in New York state. From … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Notre Dame Prep Imagines a Bright Future for Students More than 660 people filled the banquet hall at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Resort on May 5 for the Notre Dame Preparatory Imagine Auction and Fashion Show. The event raised money for school improvements, scholarships and enhancements to Notre Dame Prep’s STEM, arts, clubs and athletic programs. Parents and Notre Dame … Continued

Signature Fundraising Event Recognizes Community and Impact on Individuals with Autism and Their Families

“With You, We Can” was the theme of this year’s Annual Community Breakfast, hosted by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. More than 1,600 guests gathered on Thursday, April 26, at the Arizona Biltmore for SARRC’s 20th event. Event co-chairs were Kathy and Mike Bosco and Stephanie and Socrates Papadopoulos. All proceeds support SARRC’s mission to … Continued

Brunch at Arizona Science Center

On May 20, friends of Arizona Science Center gathered for brunch to honor Stevie and Karl Eller for providing much-needed seed money to the center in the early years. Thanks to their support, Arizona Science Center has grown to become an amazing community resource that inspires, educates and engages curious minds through science. Photography credit: Haute … Continued

Childhelp’s 25 Men Who Think They Can Cook

The Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse celebrated 25 Men Who Think They Can Cook on Saturday, May 12, at Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak. The tasty extravaganza netted a record of more than $52,000 for Childhelp programs and services in Arizona. Attended by more than 200 people, the culinary fundraiser was emceed … Continued

Staying Cool in the Desert

 Article Kathleen Blair  Yes, the scorching weather has arrived, and it’s here to stay for another few months. If you are not fortunate enough to be able to get away to a cooler climate, then you’ll need to find ways to survive the summer’s torrid temperatures. Here are a few fun ways to escape the heat for a couple hours…

The Man Behind the Business

 Article Mindy Haskins | Photography Cj Gershon  Two days after graduating from Scottsdale's Coronado High School, Erik Bryan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.  "Special forces was my angle. It fit my personality," he says. 

Relax & Light Up

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography David Apeji  Cigar smoking is recognized as a way to relax, and one of the finest smoking lounges in the Valley is Churchill’s Fine Cigars located off Camelback Road and 44th Street. Noted as the largest cigar store in Arizona, Churchill’s offers a wide selection of the finest cigars that include many limited and hard…

A Rugby Workout

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography Provided by Phoenix Rugby Club  Rugby, the oldest sport ever played, is one of the fastest-growing sports worldwide. It is played with a football with 15 players on each team. In 1969, Bob Blakely and his fellow Arizona State University law students formed the first rugby team in Arizona, The Phoenix Rugby Club. The club’s…

The Miksta Brothers

 Article Mindy Haskins  Money Clip  M-Clip.com, $140

Dear Gents,

Welcome to June! It’s filled with celebrations throughout the month: Flag Day, Father’s Day and the official kickoff of summer—although it feels like we’ve been there for a while already! As we celebrated women in our last issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle, it’s time we do the same for the men in this community. This … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards Grant to Arizona Helping Hands Arizona Helping Hands has seen phenomenal growth in every phase of their operations over the past five years, growing into the largest provider of material items to make homes safer and lives better for the 15,000 boys and girls in the state’s foster care … Continued

Third Annual NDP I Heart NDP Breakfast

On Wednesday, April 18, more than 250 people filled the Dale M. Jensen Gymnasium at Notre Dame Preparatory to listen to Arizona State University men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley, the keynote speaker at the Annual I Heart NDP breakfast. In his talk, he shared stories about the lessons he has learned through sports and how … Continued

12th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon

The event, held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa and co-chaired by Abby Leadon and Alexis Earnhardt, included a celebrity runway, live and silent auction and the latest trends from top brands like Dillard’s. It netted $185,000. Nick Ciletti hosted the event alongside actress Kat McNamara. Awardees included Luke Airforce Base, Childhelp … Continued

Swirl, Sip & Savor

On April 13, more than 160 guests came together to support Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa to raise awareness and funds for ThinkAsperger’s, an initiative creating awareness, early diagnosis and solutions for individuals with Asperger’s syndrome and their families. The event raised more than $375,000, and featured … Continued

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH)   1 cup all-purpose flour   1/2 teaspoon ground paprika   1/2 teaspoon garlic powder   Cayenne pepper, to taste   … Continued

Men Making an Impact

 Article Mindy Haskins  Larry Lytle, First Vice President of RBC Wealth Management  Larry Lytle’s path into wealth management was long but intentional. Sixteen years ago, he and his father reflected on the question, “If there were no barriers, what would you do with your day?” This led to monthly meetings to discuss potential careers.

Local Female Movers + Shakers

 Article Mindy Haskins | Photography Tony Marinella  The Agent  Robin Orscheln

Girlfriend Weekend on Coronado Island

 Article Kathleen Blair  White sandy beaches, fantastic shopping, great restaurants and historical charm are all waiting to be discovered and enjoyed on the charming resort town of Coronado Island. Located across the bay from San Diego, its a great weekend escape to a beach town with a carefree lifestyle.   

Live Your Life in Style with Great Design

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography Provided by Camelback Interior Designs  For more than 30 years, interior designer Lynda Martin has been creating beautiful, functional yet comfortable and inviting spaces. Her goal is to always design spaces that best reflect her client's style and aesthetics.   

Nina McLemore Designs Set the Stage

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography Tony Marinella  Cocktails at Paradise Valley Country Club  Lyn Kotzen looks beautiful in this outfit—a fantastic hot pink and red reversible silk dupioni jacket with white active nylon elastane slacks—meeting friends for cocktails and a concert after. The sleeves can be cuffed to the desired length you want. The jacket teams up beautifully over a…

Kristin Edwards and Her Mom

 Article Mindy Haskins | Photography Tony Marinella  MAC Lipstick in Snob  Nordstrom, $15

To Strong Women

May. It’s when we at Paradise Valley Lifestyle focus on the “Women’s” issue. A time when I, as publisher, get to share how honored and blessed I am to be surrounded by such great influencers and those that touch my heart in this community. It’s no secret that there’s an abundance of amazing women in … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Opens 10th Location Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers has opened its 10th location, 4731 E. Cactus, Phoenix, AZ 85032, delivering the casually delicious and friendly dining spot to families and avid sports fanatics alike. CBCB features leather booths, a centerpiece bar, butcher block tables and more than 55 HD flat-screen TVs with … Continued

Eco Chic

Most of my life I've lived where April showers brought May flowers. However, we know that's not how the Valley brings it in. We're fortunate enough to live in a climate where things bloom all year long.
 

Ruby Farias Design Launch

Ruby Farias is a long-time artist who turned to painting on clothing and accessories in January 2014. Her latest project includes having her paintings photographed and having those images printed on fabrics. She has taken that fabric and has created her new line. Photography by Marion Rhoades Photography.

Hotel Adeline Media Reception

Hotel Adeline, a stylish new boutique hotel in Old Town Scottsdale, hosted an exclusive media reception March 1. Guests at the housewarming party-themed evening enjoyed bites and craft cocktails from the hotel’s three restaurant concepts, live music by the J Forte Duo and behind-the-scenes tours. Photography by Keith & Melissa Photographers.

dig in

Using the right soil, tools and equipment can make all the difference in desert gardening. Knowing where to go for inspiration and expertise is helpful, too. The Green Goddess is a family-owned and operated full-scale nursery, and for more than 55 years they have helped desert dwellers with their gardening needs. Here are a few items they recommend for a healthy…

April 2018 Around Town

Bobby Hurley, Arizona State University's men's basketball coach and former Sacramento Kings player, will be speaking from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale. Hurley is also known for being a standout collegiate basketball player at Duke University. He will present "Lessons from Sports—Learned and Applied to Life" at the Third Annual I Heart NDP…

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Beach Ball Gala

Benefiting the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Noche en Havana, the 25th anniversary of the gala, was held March 3 at the JW Marriott 
Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Since its inception, the gala has contributed more than $17 million to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and families.

Range Rover PHEV

Range Rover’s new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) 
blends the classic beauty and power customers expect from the Jaguar Land Rover brand with modern eco-friendly innovation.

Singh Urban 
Farming

Ken Singh, a farmer and entrepreneur of Singh Farms and Singh Meadows, is passionate about cleaning up toxic dirt. He has transformed a plot of barren desert and a chemical-laced golf course and turned the dirt into healthy, toxic-free soil. Ken's secret is the compost he developed that puts nutrients back into the earth. He’s been so successful doing this…

Chef Zipora Book Release Reception

Guests mingled and shared stories at a special reception held for Chef Zipora to celebrate the release of her book, Recipe for a Delicious Life, on March 3 at Royal Palm Resort and Spa. The book shares interesting anecdotes and adventures of her time traveling the world as a private chef. Photography by Kat McMahon.

produce with a purpose

More than 20 years ago, two mothers met regularly with their developmental pediatrician to find ways to help their children with autism. That was the beginning of Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC). The center’s programs, services and research help autistic individuals of all ages develop skills to help them engage in the community and live independent lives. On…

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Chef Zipora

On a cool night in Tuscany, Zipora Einav, also known as Chef Zipora, perfected her vegetable soup recipe. 
She found inspiration in the beautiful countryside and bountiful selections of fresh, colorful vegetables.

There’s No Place Like Home

When I thought about what to write in this month's letter knowing it's the "Home" issue, three things popped into my head: the saying "Home is where the heart is," Michael Buble's rendition of "Home" and Dorothy's famous statement, "There's no place like home." They all conjure up a feeling of comfort for me.