Mix and Mingle with The Miksta Team and Lifestyle Publications

V.I.P. Mortgage's The Miksta Team graciously hosted Lifestyle Publications' partners and friends at their new location. The guests enjoyed a variety of delectables from Emily's Events as they mingled and connected in the spacious community room. Visit them at TheMikstaTeam.VIPMtgInc.com.

Classic Abstraction

Gallery curator John Reyes and notable Arizona artist John Armstrong hosted a recent art opening at The Gallery at Mountain Shadows. The event included complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres from Hearth ’61. Classic Abstraction, the exhibition, juxtaposed the hard-lined compositions of John Armstrong with the color fields of Dorothy Fratt. Photos by Shane Baker Studios.

New Leadership for Notre Dame Prep

On July 1, Jill Platt became the fourth principal of Notre Dame Preparatory, located in Scottsdale. She is the first woman to lead the high school in that role since it opened its doors in 2002.

Backpack Drive

The fifth annual Backpack & School Supply Drive donation drop-off event was held July 15 at Office Max on East Thomas Road and helped fill 5,000 backpacks. The backpack drive is sponsored by Executive Council Charities benefitting Arizona Friends of Foster Children Found, Arizona Helping Hands Inc. and Voices for CASA children.

Scottsdale Fashion Square Renovation Event

Members of the media and blogging community attended a behind-the-scenes “soft hat” media tour of Scottsdale Fashion Square on Thursday, July 27, where they received an up-close look at how the best address keeps getting better. For more information about Scottsdale Fashion Square's renovation, visit FashionSquare.com/SFSRedevelopment. Photos by Haute Photography and Videography.

ALS Bite Nite

ALS Bite Nite on Saturday, June 3, raised a record $250,000 and more than 750 guests attended! ALS Bite Nite is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, raise money for a cure and come together for something you care about. 
Photography by Ben Arnold and Brian Flora.

VALLEYLIFE Bernice Kussell Society’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Party

At their exquisite Paradise Valley home, Drs. Cie and Aaron Scott hosted the VALLEYLIFE Bernice Kussell Society’s annual Cinco de Mayo party. Society members and guests gathered for an evening of fun, food and entertainment in support of VALLEYLIFE’s mission to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Hash Kitchen Hosts Lifestyle Publication’s 
Connecting with Community 

North Scottsdale Lifestyle and Paradise Valley Lifestyle shared an evening of connecting with fellow partners and guests at the creative breakfast and bar, Hash Kitchen. Taste buds were treated to menu items like caprese skewers, carnitas hash and the BYOBM bar as attendees enjoyed the upbeat atmosphere.

Vino Con Stelle

Richard J Stephenson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Gateway for Cancer Research founder and chairman, and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, CTCA chair, Functional Medicine and Gateway board of directors, hosted “Vino con Stelle” at The Silverleaf Club. The exclusive evening under the stars was inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s "Starry Night." For information on Gateway, visit GatewayCR.org.

notMYkid’s Annual Fundraiser

“Come Fly with Me,” notMYkid’s annual fundraiser, featured a reception, live and silent auctions and Vinum 55 hosted champagne lounge. The program included a tribute video to honorees, award presentation, concert by Sal Valentinetti from America’s Got Talent, dancing, photo booth and Microsoft virtual reality flight simulator.

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Annual Community Breakfast

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) hosted nearly 1,800 guests at the Arizona Biltmore and were joined by individuals with autism and their families, business, community and elected leaders. Revolution: Redefining the Status Quo was the theme of the breakfast co-chaired by longtime supporters Kathy and Mike Bosco.

Lifestyle Publications and Eddie Merlot’s Meet & Mingle

An evening of food, fun and conversation was graciously hosted by North Scottsdale’s Eddie Merlot’s restaurant. Lifestyle Publications' partners and guests got an opportunity to connect in a casual, but elegant atmosphere on the restaurant's patio.

Colleen’s Dream Foundation Golf Tournament and Gala

It was a weekend made for miracles at the 4th Annual Colleen’s Dream Foundation Golf Tournament and Evening of Dreams Gala. Both events saw celebrities, prominent community leaders and guests all gather together to support ovarian cancer research. Photography Good Vibe Media

Fifteenth Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon

Over 750 guests gathered at the JW Marriott Camelback Resort for Florence Crittenton’s signature event, featuring a delectable meal, Visionary Award recipient Darlene Shephard, and heartfelt testimonies from Simone Biles and Jen Bricker. Marion Rhoades & Ben Arnold Photography

Eighteenth Annual PANDA Luncheon

An incredible 1,100 supporters showed up for PANDA’s “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon at The Phoenician. The “It’s a Small World”-themed event featured a cocktail hour, delectable lunch and 55 child models strutting their stuff on the runway.

The Hermosa Inn VIP Reception

The resort hosted this fabulous event at LON’s Last Drop Bar to reveal a host of new and newly-remolded casitas, while guests enjoyed Arizona-inspired bites and cocktails, live entertainment and picturesque views. Debby Wolvos Photography

21st Annual Fresh Start Gala

The exquisite, black-tie gala held at The Phoenician saw guests sip on specialty cocktails and enjoy a fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, before heading to the ballroom for a gourmet dinner and incredible live entertainment.

Smithsonian Libraries Reception

Valley book-lovers rejoiced during this marvelous cocktail reception where guests enjoyed music, specialty drinks and light bites and a special appearance by best-selling author Steve Berry, all while perusing some of the Smithsonian’s collections. Photography Ronald Nachtwey

Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon

Hosted at the Paradise Valley Home of Sandy and Harvey Belfer, the event featured awar-winning former Middle East correspondent Israel Linda, who shared insights on how to empower college students on campus. Sandra Tenuto Photography

JFCS Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon

The Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) held this fabulous luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore, where attendees had the opportunity to learn more about JFCS’s Real World and Job Development Program. Photography Carl Shultz

A New Leaf’s 33rd Annual Camaraderie Gala

It was a night of Beatle-mania-inspired fun at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia as guests gathered for a lavish cocktail reception, followed by a delectable meal, thrilling live auction and dancing. Photography Brielle Patterson

Van Dyke Aesthetics Open House

The open house was a huge success! Thank you to all of our current and new patients for attending, and for the vendors who helped educate our patients. We are proud to say that we raised over $10,000 for JDRF!

13th Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala

Guests dressed in black-tie attire all gathered together at the Arizona Biltmore Resort for this spectacular “Journey to Oz” –themed extravaganza co-chaired by Dr. Stacie and Mr. Richard Stephenson, hosted by Mario Lopez, and featuring a performance by CeeLo Green. Phil Gudenschwager & Bob and Dawn Davis Photography

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa Grand Opening Soiree

The Andaz Scottsdale celebrated its grand opening in lavish style, complete with cocktails, sumptuous cuisine, an art gallery to benefit Free Arts AZ, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and a generous donation to both Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Free Arts. Courtesy of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

57th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball

The exquisite black-tie event, hosted by the Phoenician, saw over 750 guests enjoy cocktails, live entertainment and a sumptuous meal in the whimsically-decorated ballroom decked with pink and silver to match this year’s theme. Photography Kay Eskridge

Holiday Prelude XXXI Luncheon & Fashion Show

Kicking off the holiday season, this haute event held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn featured a festive array of boutiques, charming center pieces, an elegant lunch menu and fabulous fashions. Photography Elena Thornton

Hotel Valley Ho’s Confetti Ball

Partygoers from across the Valley rang in the New Year at Hotel Valley Ho’s lavish gala, which included a four-hour reception, savory hors d’oeuvres, a midnight Champagne toast and whimsical confetti drop. Photography Brian Cramer

Goodwill of Central Arizona’s Empower Arizona Breakfast

This fabulous fundraiser held at the Phoenix Art Museum brought together over 250 community supporters and business leaders to celebrate all the work Goodwill has done for local residents.

Lifestyle Publications “Meet and Eat” Event

RA Sushi graciously hosted both North Scottsdale Lifestyle and Paradise Valley Lifestyle magazine's "Meet and Eat "at their new location on N. Scottsdale Rd. Guests indulged in delicious food on the spacious patio as they enjoyed conversation and making new connections.

St. Jude’s “A Night to Remember” Soiree

Paradise Valley resident Dusyhant Gandhi opened his beautiful home for "A Night to Remember" benefiting St. Jude's Research Hospital. The event included a Silent Auction. A special Thanks for all local Business and Private Donors that made this Event a tremendous success. Robert Keegan Photography

Valley of the Sun JCC Gala

More than 750 guests flocked to the Arizona Biltmore for this heartfelt gala honoring Bill Levine, who spoke from his heart while accepting the recognition by touching on the most important thing to him, his family. Sandra Tenuto Photography

14th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon

This most patriotic luncheon hosted by the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) at the Arizona Biltmore honored our Veterans and military personnel for their dedicated service to our country during a truly humbling ceremony. Bill Pedene Photography

21st Annual Fresh Start Gala Kick-Off

The fabulous soiree, hosted at Char Hubble’s home, welcomed fashion designer Zang Toi and his Spring 2017 collection before announcing this year’s co-chairs, Amanda Germany, Amy Videan and Annette Musa. Haute Event Photography 

27th Annual NiteFlite Gala

About 2,000 people gathered in the Entertainment District of Old Town Scottsdale for this lavish semi-formal event featuring some of the best cuisine, drinks and entertainment the Valley has to offer. Haute Event Photography

Colon Cancer Alliance 5k Undy Walk/Run

Over a thousand Phoenix residents braved the city streets in the State Capitol District for this family-event that saw participants come decked in sill boxers, briefs and costumes in support of the organization’s mission. Photography by Dale Bergerson 

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Leadership Launch Event

A gorgeous desert evening at The Price House saw the Foundation lunch its new year as guests mingled, sipped cocktails and feasted on delights made by the Hospital’s Chef Butch during this stunning soiree. Photography by Dana Gibbons

The Hash Kitchen North Grand Opening Celebration

The Hash Kitchen proudly celebrated their new location with friends, family and brunch aficionados. The grand opening soirée included everything from light breakfast bites like mini s’mores pancakes and waffle tacos to free-flowing champagne and “DIY” Bloody Marys. Photography by Lunatic Lens 

Hypoxi USA Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

For the past year, HYPOXI USA has helped hundreds of people in the valley reduce stubborn fat in targeted areas – naturally. With successful studios in Scottsdale and Biltmore, and a recent franchise announcement, HYPOXI USA has a lot to celebrate!

Jo Malone Basil and Neroli Fragrance Launch Soiree

It was certainly an evening to remember at Jo Malone’s Biltmore Boutique as local philanthropist Debbie Gabby shared an evening of relaxation with like-minded women who support local causes. Photography by Torri McFarland

Mom Style Lab Sip, Shop & Style Event

Fashionistas flocked to this must-attend event a Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park for a morning of champagne and light bites, while the season’s hautest fashions and beauty trends were presented in a dazzling display.

White Sun Clothing Boutique Biltmore Fashion Park Debut

The exciting new clothing, scarves and accessories concept from Canada has chosen Phoenix to debut its brand in the United States, celebrating the milestone with a lavish afternoon of shopping.

Colleen’s Dream Foundation’s Third Annual Cocktails and Couture Event

Held at a private residence in Paradise Valley, this elegant event kicked-off with fabulous local fare, craft cocktails and a fall fashion showcase presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, all in support of ovarian cancer research. Photography by Good Vibe Media.

57th Annual Heart Ball Addressing Luncheon

Over one hundred women gathered together at a stunning Paradise Valley residence for an afternoon of exquisite fashions provided by Neiman Marcus, sumptuous cuisine and thrilling raffles in preparation for the upcoming Ball. Photography by Scott Foust.

HopeKids Annual Gala

The private event took place at the home of National Board Members Mark and Bev Nuessle, with all proceeds directly benefitting HopeKids Arizona in providing events and activities for the families of children with life-threatening illnesses. 
Photos by Bob Wesolowski Photography.

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. Operation Fill-A-Backpack

This year, the company's campaign well surpassed that of last year, providing over 600 homeless children living in A New Leaf's Valley emergency shelters with much-needed back to school supplies.

Second Annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

Halloween spirit once again washes over the Valley in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculpture Ray Villafane, who brings these gorgeous gourds to life in a spellbinding display.

Electrik Heart Art and Yoga Event

This wonderful event taking place on the W Scottsdale's WET Dek featured Vinyasa Flow yoga sessions, live music, cocktails and a live art installation by O Allen Huddleston, all benefitting Backpacks 4 Kids AZ. Photography Lisa Olson.

Third Annual Smiles for Charity Event

Patients, friends and supporters of Dr. Grob and Scottsdale Orthodontic Care were treated to a viewing of Ice Age Collision Course, as the practice awarded several orthodontic care gift certificates to organizations throughout North Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Ritz-Carlton Residences Homebuying Event

The largest-ever one-day real estate event in Arizona recently took place for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Paradise Valley. During the event, all 91 Ritz-Carlton villas were available and all but two are now spoken for.

Tilted Earth Festival

Thirteen renowned Northern Arizona wineries converged at Riverfront Park in Cottonwood over the two-day event as 
festival-goers sampled sumptuous wines and enjoyed music by celebrated artists. Photography by Chris McBeth