60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball

The 60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball was held at The Phoenician and raised money for the American Heart Association. Kristine Thompson chaired the event with a theme of “60 Hearts” and “Know Your Numbers." The money raised helps support heart disease and stroke research.

VMLC 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon

On Nov. 8, 2019, the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) hosted its largest luncheon to date, with nearly 600 attendees at the Arizona Biltmore. The celebration was presented by GlobalMed, and chaired by VMLC Committee Chair George Bliss. The keynote speech was delivered by Corporal Peter MacDonald, a Navajo Code Talker who served in the United States … Continued

Joan Dominiqué VIP Fall Soireé

Luxury shoe magnate Joan Dominiqué held a VIP Fall Soireé at a Paradise Valley estate in November 2019, hosted with Tammy Fellows of Lifestyle publications. It commemorated the brand’s milestones, including presenting at Paris Fashion Week, being worn by celebrities such as Christopher Rich, expanding into women’s footwear, and opening its first Maison located in Midtown Phoenix. Rare … Continued

Evening of Trends – Desert Serenade

This event was held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Chaired by Susie Muzzy and Vicki Vaughn, it honored this year's Fabulous Phoenician, Betty McRae, and Trends Magazine Trendsetters Ivy Ciolli, Amanda Garmany, Abby Leadon, Tess Loo, Carrie Martz, Tiffany Quayle, Joan Raskin, Chrissy Sayare, Aimee Smith and Dee Dee Vecchione. More than … Continued

Victoria The T. Rex World Premiere Party

Victoria, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton touring the world, made her global debut at Arizona Science Center in November 2019. Now open to the public, the exhibition transports guests to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, bringing to life one of the most important discoveries in the history of paleontology. For more information on the exhibit, … Continued

Almost There Foster Care’s 3rd Annual Imagine: A Black and White Affair

Four hundred guests attended this event, which was held at Wrigley Mansion on Nov. 2, 2019, and $103,000 was raised for Almost There Foster Care (ATFC) and Community Canine Project (CCP) to directly help the homeless dogs of Arizona. It was chaired by Geri Hormel, Annie Barlow and Kim French. Photography Monica Wayne Photography and Bridgette … Continued

2nd Annual Noche para los Niños

On Nov. 7, 2019, over 330 guests attended this event, and raised more than $124,000 to fund intensive photography mentoring programs for at-risk children in Maricopa County. The evening at Arizona Heritage Center included live music and experiential acts including mentalist Brett Barry, speed painter Randall Hedden, contortionists, aerialists, jugglers, stilt walkers, and fire dancers. 

Dinner With Hamilton—The Man and The Musical

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute honored Founding Father Alexander Hamilton at its Annual History Dinner on Nov. 9, 2019 at The Phoenician. Dinner With Hamilton–The Man and The Musical featured acclaimed author and historian Ron Chernow. The sold-out evening was attended by 800 guests in support of the O’Connor Institute’s educational programs.    

Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala Kick-Off Party

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children, celebrated the Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala Kick-off Party on Oct. 16. Ivy Ciolli, this year’s chair, along with vice-chairs Dru Hammer and Jacqueline Nerguizian, hosted the event at the OTTO Car Club. The gala will be held on Feb. 15, 2020, at The Phoenician. … Continued

2019 National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

On Jan. 17, 2020, Arizonan Bill Shover will receive the 2019 Legacy Recognition Award during the 2019 National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at The Scottsdale Resort McCormick Ranch. For information about the club, the awards dinner and the ceremony, visit NationalQBClub.com. Photography by Mike Harvey of Peak Image

Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle’s ‘The Social’

"The Social" was a fun gathering of community for both Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines. A special thank you to Lincoln Steakhouse for hosting, Nicole Anders for being the event coordinator, and Scottsdale Ferrari for providing beautiful vehicles, creating a perfect red carpet entrance. Photography by Whitney DiNota, Lindsay Jenks, Josh Weinberg

Phoenix Fashion Week

The three-day event, held at Talking Stick Resort, drew more than 5,000 attendees, featured more than 24 runway shows, and showcased 10 emerging designers from across the country who launched their collections. Thursday evening was the Fashionably Pink celebrity runway show to raise breast cancer awareness and benefit local charity Don’t be a Chump; Check for a Lump. 

2019 Heart Ball Addressing Luncheon

Heart Ball Chairman Kristine Thompson and her executive team recently brought the Heart Ball Committee, made up of 100 volunteers, to Mountain Shadows for the Addressing Luncheon. The Committee spent the morning assembling the Heart Ball invitations. During the following luncheon, the Badgley Mischka Resort Evening Collection was presented by Neiman Marcus, with a special appearance … Continued

Fourth Annual Sip, Shop & Style

Saks Fifth Avenue and Mom Style Lab hosted this event to celebrate what’s new and fashionable for fall. It included a fashion show, styling advice, beauty update and shopping. Angela Keller of Mom Style Lab shared how to build an intentional capsule wardrobe, and celebrity makeup artist Lisa Moore demonstrated on how to reboot your look and skincare routine.

The 42nd Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

On Sept. 14, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Arizona’s best and brightest broadcast talents during the 42nd Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. At the event, held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, more than 90 Rocky Mountain Emmys were given in the categories of television excellence, news, production and creative … Continued

The 19th Annual Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner

This event by the Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Association, held at Dominick's Steakhouse, raised $58,000 from sponsors and donors. The money will go to various charities. Valley native and Olympic gold medalist, Misty Hyman, and Hall of Fame Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, Randy Johnson, both spoke at the event, which also featured Isaiah Acosta, who was born without … Continued

The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships

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.

The 2019 VYTal Affair

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

Motorcycle Racer Valerie Thompson’s Celebration of Speed

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

Fitz’s Supper Club—Celebrities at Your Service

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. Brewpub Opens

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

Wellness Wednesday at LA Fitness

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

Style of Scottsdale

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

Seventh Annual Phoenix Tools 4 Schools

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.

2019 Noche para los Niños Event Committee Kick-Off

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.

Bite Nite

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.

Booze and a Band for the Bow Wows and Meows

The Two Pups Wellness Fund held its annual Booze and a Band for the Bow Wows and Meows May 18. More than 250 guests attended the Pups in the Park-themed party at the Arizona Science Center.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Ninth Annual Arizona Awards Dinner

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. 

Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree

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.

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s 21st Annual Community Breakfast

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.

Rosé Parté

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.

Phoenix Ballet’s Snow White

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

13th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon

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.  

The Board of Visitors 104th Annual Charity Ball

The Board of Visitors hosted their 104th Annual Charity Ball in April. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of 58 beautiful Flower Girls by their fathers at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. The presentation was followed by dinner and dancing in the ballroom. Photos: Scott Foust Studios and Steven Yap  

New Works Debut at Tieken Gallery in Paradise Valley

Tieken Gallery presented a special joint exhibition showcasing two artists. Fred Tieken has created a series using photography, collage and acrylic, all in the form of digital manipulation, printed on archival photo paper. Sabine Meyer Zu Reckendorf is best known for her playful sculptures made from repurposed industrial surplus and materials scavenged from America’s consumer … Continued

Beach Ball 2019 Raises Money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH)

The Beach Ball was held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in March. This year’s “Party in the Panhandle” celebrated the Flora-Bama Coast. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner, photo ops and an auction. The Tennessee River Band capped off the evening. Generous guests and sponsors raised more than $1.65 million … Continued

Four Peaks Burger Battle

Four Peaks Burger Battle is a fundraising culinary event that was held in March. The 21+ event took place at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Competitors included Aioli Gourmet Burgers, BurgerFi, Burger Theory, Culinary Skol, Handlebar Diner, ZuZu Hotel Valley Ho, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, plus french fry tastings by Frites Street and boozy milkshakes by Four … Continued

Dorothy Fratt Artwork Showcased at Mountain Shadows Resort

Color-Line-Form was an exhibit at Mountain Shadows Resort through April that showcased works by Dorothy Fratt along with other artists. Attendees were encouraged to explore each artist's varying points of entry, and foundations that were strongly highlighted and defined. 

ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER AMAZES COMMUNITY WITH AN IMMERSIVE ARCHEOLOGICAL JOURNEY

Guests gathered in Heritage and Science Square as Arizona Science Center was transformed into a mysterious seven-story, antique vault using 3D image mapping along with high-powered, state-of-the-art lighting effects and a custom soundtrack to celebrate the Center’s incredible Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Guests participated in this immersive storytelling production, created in partnership with … Continued

Cameldale Estates Groundbreaking

Under beautiful Valley skies, the new pinnacle of Paradise Valley real estate was unveiled. A groundbreaking ceremony for Cameldale Estates took place in March. More than 150 guests attended the event and enjoyed live acoustic music, food and drinks as they learned about the development’s impeccably-designed contemporary homes. For more information visit cameldaleestates.com or call Chris Karas … Continued

Florence Crittenton Luncheon Raises $391,000 for At-Risk Girls

Florence Crittenton’s 17th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon brought together over 700 guests at the Phoenician Resort. All of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s life-changing programs for girls and their families. The event featured Emmy nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke and honored author, philanthropist and Cleveland kidnapping survivor Lily Rose Lee and Tahnia … Continued

Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala

Childhelp held its 15th annual Drive the Dream Gala, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children. The Diamond Jubilee took place in February at the Phoenician Resort. The sparkling celebration marked a significant triumph for Childhelp and the children and families served over six decades of caring.     

Ninth Annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game April 27

Join Larry Fitzgerald and a host of his celebrity and professional athlete friends as they support the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. The Ninth Annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. Giveaways, live auction, child zone and more await at this memorable event! LarryFitzgerald.com    

Heart Ball Kick-Off Event for Sixty Hearts

New Chairman of the Heart Ball Kristine Thompson is focused on proactive measures to help people live lives free of heart attack and stroke. The 60th anniversary campaign kicked off at Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park in February. Past Heart Ball Chairmen and the Heart Ball committee were in attendance, viewing sustainable fashion by Stella … Continued

Valley Youth Theatre’s ‘Oscar at the Oscars’ Viewing Party

Valley Youth Theatre held an Academy Awards Viewing Party presented by Billie Jo Herberger and Oscar de las Salas. VYT Alums Emma Stone and Kimiko Glenn were nominated, providing highlights of the evening. "Our goal is to help children become the best they can be, using performing arts as their vehicle," VYT’s Producing Artistic Director Bobb … Continued

Galaxy Gala at the Arizona Science Center

Galaxy Gala: Mummies Alive at the Museum generously supported by presenting sponsors Ellie and Michael Ziegler, raised a record-setting $735,000 for Arizona Science Center. The event drew nearly 500 guests who were welcomed to the Science Center by dramatically lit full-size mummy-inspired figures before making their way to the Center’s SRP Canyon Terrace to enjoy drinks, … Continued

Historic Castle Hot Springs Reopens

Throughout the early 20th century, Castle Hot Springs was one of the world’s most luxurious resorts. It has recently reopened with 32 luxury accommodations. Each bungalow will have direct plumbing right from the hot springs into large tubs with an open ceiling for soaking under the stars. There is even an organic farm and a greenhouse for their … Continued

AZ Jet Center Event During Auction Week

AZ Jet Center is the only event during auction week which combines exquisite auto collections with personal aircraft in a lifestyle reception atmosphere. Featuring live music, a cigar lounge, interactive displays with fine artists and the opportunity to raise money for Childhelp and Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary, this special evening was the most talked-about event of the … Continued

Palette to Palate Event Is Perfect for Valentine’s Day

The Winter Palette to Palate three-day art retreat designed to awaken the senses, soothe the spirit and create picture-perfect memories to last a lifetime will take place Valentine's Day weekend at the Hermosa Inn, beginning with the Friday Corks & Concert and followed by a delightful range of creative workshops on both Saturday and Sunday. For … Continued

Off the Record at Earnhardt Lexus to Benefit PCH

The PCH50 hosted Off the Record, an exclusive party with live music from talented recording artist Russell Dickerson to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Nov. 10. Nearly 400 guests joined the PCH50 at an intimate party of music, drinks, food and fun at Earnhardt Lexus’s beautiful showroom at 800 E. Camelback Road.