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. 

59th Annual Heart Ball

The 59th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball, hosted at The Phoenician Resort and Spa, welcomed a sold-out crowd of 750 guests. Heart Ball funds play an essential role in the American Heart Association’s lifesaving work.   Attendees encountered breathtaking decor, entertainment provided by West Coast Music’s Impulse accompanied by the Contemporary Rainbow Room Dance Orchestra and a … Continued

Evening of Trends Event Benefits TGen

The Trend's Charitable Fund's Evening of Trends honored Fabulous Phoenician Sue Glaw and Trends Magazine’s Bold and Beautiful Trendsetters. This year’s event funds went to Translational Genomics Research Institute's Ovarian Cancer Research and to the Center for Rare Childhood Disorders. The event was chaired by Vicki Vaughn and took place at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. 

Good Faith Casting Holds Party to Raise Money for SWAN

Good Faith Casting's fifth annual charity Halloween party this year raised money for SWAN (Someone Worth Accepting Now). SWAN is dedicated to supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence. Good Faith Casting works with thousands of actors, models and clients every year.

The 59th Annual Heart Ball

Since 1959, the Phoenix Heart Ball committee has raised funds to support the American Heart Association. The 59th annual Phoenix Heart Ball will be held Nov. 17 at the Phoenician. Chairman Carolyn Jackson and her team recently had their Addressing Luncheon. This included stuffing invitations and a fashion show courtesy of Oscar de la Renda … Continued

Love’n the Kitchen Talks Tools for the At-Home Chef

Growing up in the Midwest, Connie Kirchner, creator and owner of Love'n the Kitchen, was taught that the kitchen was the heart of the home. Her mother and grandmother prepared delicious meals from scratch, and that was a mindset that stuck with Connie.

Elements of Style Exhibit at Royse Contemporary

Royse Contemporary presents a vibrant multi-media group exhibition entitled Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture. Curator/Owner Nicole Royse selected artists based on their distinguished styles, accomplished work and distinctive voice, each creating and embodying elements of style. The exhibit showcases eight artists that are original, captivating, pushing boundaries and redefining their mediums.

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

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

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