The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE EV400 HSE

I chose this vehicle strategically this month, as it is the perfect fit for our eco-friendly issue. This beautiful all-electric SUV may have the body of a small SUV, but let there be no mistake: for an all-electric vehicle, the acceleration is first in its class going f0-60 in 4.5 seconds. With it’s sleek body and smooth driving this vehicle did…

Surreal Escapes Gives Advice to Optimizes Your Outdoor Entertaining Space

The coupling of beautiful weather and abundance of outdoor dining options this time of year are what make the Valley the ideal place to live. Spring colors cascade across backyard spaces, adding whimsy and romance for a magical garden party. 

Going Green

As we dive into April, we can be comforted by the amazing weather and colorful flowers in full bloom which make it easy to appreciate how beautiful our surroundings are. I aspire to be better at embracing a “green” lifestyle. There are so many ways to incorporate an eco-friendly way of living, from recycling, buying organic goods, practicing … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Star Band to Phoenix Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26 at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart.   “My dream has always been, … 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

Ecological Art Abounds at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Once the winter home of Delos Cooke and his wife, Florence, the Royal Palms sits on a lush 9-acre parcel near the base of Camelback Mountain. Against this dramatic backdrop, the Cookes modeled their estate after their beloved grand European adventures. The vision for Florence was that of a Mediterranean villa. When all was complete, the lavish grounds housed more than…

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

Meritage: An Urban Tavern Offers a Fresh Take on Healthy Fare

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge values “togetherness” with the intent of cultivating and fostering a sincere sense of belonging, and Meritage embraces that tenfold with its communal tables, comfortable patios, lawn games and outdoor fire pits. The ambiance is warm and welcoming and appeals to families, couples, golfers, local residents and of course, resort guests. Look closer, though—the ingredients in…

Lylah Ledner Skincare Line Offers Pure and Simple Beauty

In 2009, fashion designer Tory Burch started the Tory Burch Foundation to support the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. Seed Box is a curated selection of products made by women entrepreneurs and sold to benefit the Foundation. Local entrepreneur and beauty and botanical enthusiast Lylah Ledner was fortunate to have her Rose Geranium Facial Tonic included (from Lylah Ledner, formerly TSF…

Hovey Residences Promote an Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle with Modern Living Spaces

The Hovey family is internationally known for their unique architectural style. Since launching the family-owned architecture and development company Optima in 1978, the Hoveys have brought to life more than 5,300 units spanning 30 multifamily projects, some in Arizona.

The 2019 INFINITI QX80 LIMITED

The king of the road is what comes to mind while driving the 2019 INFINITI QX80 LIMITED. This vehicle is anything but petite in stature. The front end of the vehicle makes you feel like nothing can stop you. From the outside, it may not look any larger than other standard SUVs, but once you sit inside, you feel a sense…

Spring at Last!

Springtime in the valley is my absolute favorite time of year! March 20 marks the first official day of spring. It’s a time to celebrate new life with endless flowers in bloom, sunny, beautiful weather and perfect temperatures. These are just a few reasons so many of us call this beautiful place our home. Home—that is … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Mountainside Fitness to Open New State-of-the-Art Location Mountainside Fitness is excited to announce it has acquired what will be its 18th Valley-wide location at one of Arizona’s legacy properties, La Camarilla Racquet Club. The highly sought-after property is located at the intersection of 53rd Street and Shea and serves as a gateway to Paradise Valley, … 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

Scottsdale League for the Arts Gives Back to the Community

The Scottsdale League for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization of accomplished members who support the arts through social and educational opportunities.

Omni Montelucia’s Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Series Provides the Perfect Backdrop for Arizona Locals

The Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia is an exclusive oasis inspired by the exotic flair of Morocco and Andalusia in Southern Spain. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, the resort boasts 293 spacious guest rooms, including 38 luxury suites and two presidential suites, along with award-winning culinary experiences. Amongst these is the Chef's Secret Garden…

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

Add a Personal Touch to Your Next Housewarming Gift with Custom Finds at Relics

Relics Antique and Furnishing Consignment is home to European, indoor and outdoor antiques, ironwork and salvaged architectural pieces. Created by Tim Harris and his husband, Todd, this unique and longstanding antique store showcases hundreds of hand-selected items that allow customers to creatively mix and match to create the look and feel they hope to achieve in their homes. Once heavily…

Santorini Homes Showcases Custom Arcadia Property

John Sebald founded Santorini Homes, Inc. in 2001 after years of experience in property acquisitions, entitlement and custom home building. John has continued to raise the bar in regard to the level of quality and attention to detail that building a luxury home entails. He has focused on building beautiful properties in established and sought-after neighborhoods.

Local Band the Flippin’ Switches Hopes to Bring Out the Rock Star in All of Us

Much like superheroes, the Flippin' Switches have careers by day and turn into their rock star alter egos at night. 

Artist Richard Retter Uses His Vast Knowledge to Help Others on Their Artistic Journeys

Artist Richard Retter has coupled his passion for art with a yearning to help those in need to put forth a philanthropic project that combines both.

The Sicilian Butcher Offers Guinness Book of World Records Drink and Delicious Italian Cuisine

The Sicilian Butcher combines skilled butchery and creative dishes all set in a modern-casual restaurant. The choose-your-own-meatball and build-your-own charcuterie board experience is unlike anywhere else. The hand-rolled meatballs and saucy attitude pair well with fresh-made pastas and Italian butcher-style meats. Located in Phoenix at 15530 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 160, this unique experience is perfectly paired with a drink…

Luxury and Class Combine in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63

This month I enjoyed the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63. The words that came to mind while driving were luxury, comfort and class. With its classic sophistication, this vehicle not only drives with ease but it is also incredibly comfortable.

All You Need Is Love

February is the month of love. With Valentine’s Day on the 14th, we get a chance to give a little extra attention to those we love and cherish. As you focus on your Valentines this month, remember to hold tight those you love and shower them with a little extra affection. That being said, I … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Fourth Annual Vegan Food Festival The PHX Vegan Food Festival will be held on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at Margaret T. Hance Park. The event will feature more than 100 vegan and vegan-friendly vendors, including food trucks, restaurants and packaged food and non-food products. On Sunday, restaurants … 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

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

The 2019 Ferrari Portofino Is a True Masterpiece

Succeeding the company's successful V8 grand tourer, the California, the Portofino aims to strike the same balance between an easy-to-drive GT car and a typical Ferrari sports car. It carries over the same philosophy as its predecessor but is now more refined and agile, courtesy of its new design and technical elements. Faster, smoother and more efficient, the Portofino has…

Local Artist Marless Fellows Draws Inspiration from the West

Marless Fellows feels her journey to becoming a well-known local artist was a slow and steady process.

FineMark Puts Focus on the Future with Smart Financial Choices

The new year can be a time of financial fear for some people. It can bring about worry for the future and an unclear vision of what can be done to protect and grow finances. If you’re feeling like this is the time to begin anew with a solid plan for financial success, FineMark can help.

Luxury Car Review: The Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

As a mother of four boys, I often feel like a bus driver. I am sure this is common for most parents, however, I have a true appreciation for the sport of driving that comes from my roots.

Mountainside Fitness CEO and Founder Tom Hatten Pens New Book about an Exciting Fitness Journey

Tom Hatten, CEO and founder of Mountainside Fitness, has built a fitness empire based on simple principals, like a philosophy of teamwork and finding those with a passion for what they do. His recent book, Dream On, is available for purchase, and it details the beginnings of Hatten's success but delves into so much more.

Happy New Year!

I love this time of year. January is when we hit the reset button, set our New Year’s resolutions and focus on the good that is to come in 2019. I welcome you to spend some time targeting your goals, finding ways to improve, and most of all, to practice positive thinking! There is so … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

The Eighth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships proved that it was the place to be! Event highlights and record-breaking numbers include: a five-figure crowd; the most DJs playing on site at once; a record number of musical and cultural performances on site; and new concepts such as the Hall Pass, … 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

Healthy Lunches for Kids that Pack a Simple and Nutritional Punch

The new year is a time when we resolve to make life changes. Eating healthier is often at the top of the list, however, packing lunches that are well-balanced and cost-effective for kids can take a backseat. Kids can be fickle when it comes to lunchtime, especially at school with limited time and social distractions. Making sure to pack a…

At Kathy Sweet’s Venue, Nonprofits are the Main Event just ‘because’

When Paradise Valley residents Kathy Sweet and her husband, Dave, set out to create an event venue, they faced challenges that allowed them to open what is now a thriving business with hefty philanthropic undertones.

Former Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman Inspires Others with a Sustainable Fitness Routine

Former Olympic Gold Medalist and Paradise Valley resident Misty Hyman spent many years training for excellence in swimming. She has parlayed that passion and motivation into a career and way of life for her and her family. She knows that fitness is essential, and fitting it into a busy lifestyle can make it attainable as well.

The Ultimate Gift Guide

Gift-giving shouldn't be stressful, but gifting friends and family items that are both on-trend and meaningful can be a daunting task. Make this a holiday season your loved ones will remember, with ideas that they will not only appreciate but also be excited to showcase all year long.

Azure Luxury Residences Wants You to Find the Perfect Home This Holiday Season

This fall, Shea Homes brought the first Shea Signature luxury community to Paradise Valley. Azure Paradise Valley is located at Indian Bend Road and Mockingbird Lane in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. This exclusive guard-gated community will include 66 homes on 23 acres, adjacent to the upcoming Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley.

Hearth ’61 Is the Place to Be for New Year’s Eve

The perfect meal coupled with ambiance and celebration is why Hearth ’61 is the place to be for New Year’s Eve and throughout the holiday season.

The Human Services Campus Brings Hope and Homes to Those in Need

Homelessness plagues our society and can have long-term damaging effects to those who fall victim to it. It is difficult for someone who is experiencing homelessness to reach out for help, and often they are unsure where to turn or who to trust. This is why the mission of the Human Services Campus in Phoenix is so important in tackling…

Chocolate Martini, Oaxacan-style

This decadent cocktail features a blend of Absolut Vanilla and Absolut Vodkas, shaken with dark Godiva chocolate liqueur and our secret sweet cream recipe. It’s a classic holiday favorite, finished with a house-made chocolate straw from our pastry shop and served with the resort’s famous hot Oaxacan cookie. It pairs perfectly with a good read this season.

‘Tis the Season

It’s that time of year when we feel extra cheerful and count our blessings. In that spirit, I am very grateful to introduce myself as the new owner/publisher of Paradise Valley Lifestyle! It brings me so much joy and excitement to become a voice and amplify the voices of this beautiful community in which I … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Brunch Club Event at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale League for the Arts, a local nonprofit, will host The Brunch Club, a fundraising event that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1. Local chefs and bartenders will showcase a delicious menu that revolves around brunch. The 21-plus event will be held at the Mountain Shadows Resort. Some … 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.