Extra, Extra, Read All About it!

This holiday season, give the gift of words—whether to yourself or others. From motivational advice to engaging tales, these books are captivating.

The Sporting Life

Sports have always played an integral role in Denise Seomin’s life.

Mark Tarbell

On a typical day, Chef Mark Tarbell is up bright and early.

Happy Holidays and See You Next Year!

It’s hard to believe we have reached the end of 2019. Where does the time go? The good news is that this is a magical time of year that most of us absolutely cherish! We get to enjoy the cool crisp air, wear our cozy sweaters and boots, drink hot cocoa, and revel in the festive … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

National Handwashing Awareness Week Just in time for flu season comes National Handwashing Awareness Week. Held the first week of December each year (this year, that’s Dec. 1-7), the event was designed to remind people that clean hands help prevent illness. Experts recommend washing your hands with soap and clean water for a minimum of 20 … Continued

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

Cheers to the Holidays!

 Last Drop Ornamentini  "Beyond the wildly imaginative presentation and pour, the house-made syrup combines traditional holiday flavors (cranberry, orange and cinnamon) that are perfectly balanced with the Purity Vodka and fresh lemon juice to create a smooth and refreshing martini. Holiday cocktails often lean towards super sweet peppermint drinks or nightcaps, so we wanted to create a cocktail that started the…

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.

PANDA

When Robyn DeBell lived in Tucson, she witnessed her neighbor and friend, Louise Thomas, rise from the ashes after losing her young son, Michael, to a blood cancer. Louise raised the money to build the Steele Children’s Research Center. Their goal is to improve children’s health. Robyn, in turn, was inspired.

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Giving Back

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us are looking for ways to give back to the community. Dan Thompson, CFP, regional president of First Western Trust, Arizona and California, shares that giving back with your “time, treasure and talent” through the holiday season and year-round can benefit not only the giver but the community at large.

Why I Give Back

Local State Farm Agent JoEllen James has been with State Farm for 27 years. She evaluates what people need to protect and then helps them protect it with appropriate insurance options. 

Thank You, Gracias, Merci, Danke, Grazi!

We want to take a minute to say thank you. Thank you to all the inspiring people of our community. It never ceases to amaze me how many truly great people and organizations we have right here in our community. We are consistently blown away by all of the endless philanthropic efforts, charity and nonprofit … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

The 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon On Nov. 8, the 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon will be held at the Arizona Biltmore. The event provides, “the opportunity to honor and celebrate our veterans and military service members who have, and continue to, ‘stand in the gap’ to defend our liberty and freedom,” and will feature keynote speaker … Continued

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

Giving Others a Piece of the Pie

Ivy's family’s pizza restaurant and brick oven East Coast pies are famous, legendary and deserving of its own food group.

Never Give Up

Almost every single Monday for the past 11 years, Jimmy Walker—the iconic local businessman, philanthropist, and CEO and founder of Celebrity Fight Night (CFN)—has kept the same appointment, which Jimmy says, “is one of my favorite meetings of the day, maybe of the week.”

Dinner Parties Made Easy

The holidays spark an interest in abundance and all that glitters. Hosting a posh dinner party can be exciting but may seem like a daunting task. Adding a personal chef and event planner to the mix means helping your guests feel at home with elegance and warmth, coupling a delicious meal with on-point ambiance.

Cruise the World in Ultimate Comfort and Luxury

Those looking for a luxurious, don’t-have-to-think-about-a-thing, travel-the-world vacation find it all with Regent Seven Seas, an all-inclusive cruise line that offers an unrivaled experience to luxury cruisers.

Lincoln Steakhouse

Executive Chef Jeffrey (Jeff) Pilditch helped roll out Lincoln Steakhouse in 2017. He shares a long list of things that make this place special: the creative menu, the Josper charcoal oven, the ambiance, and especially, their welcoming arms open to the local community.

Yes, You Can

It all started with a rare date night at a cocktail bar. Lauren and John Maggio were in the throes of the early years with their four children and had the opportunity to be spelled by a sitter for the evening.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport

I’ve always been a Jeep girl. What’s not to love? Jeeps offer endless options and unique ways to make them your own. From removable tops to big, tough tires, Jeeps are truly the perfect vehicle for the true outdoor enthusiast.

Food, Glorious Food

Who’s hungry? It’s safe to say I am…Well let’s be honest, I am always hungry. We’re confident you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this month’s issue. October is the “Foodie” issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle! This is one of my favorites! We are so lucky to live in a place with so many … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Nov. 2 Polo week begins Oct. 31 with a player’s reception for all ticket purchasers during the Thursday night Scottsdale Art Walk. On Polo Eve, high-end ticket purchasers and sponsors are invited to Molina Fine Jewelers for a VIP players and sponsors reception Nov. 1. On Nov. 3,  enjoy a polo … 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

Christmas Camp (For Adults!)

Three-time Emmy Award-winning storyteller Karen Schaler says that her heart is here in Arizona, and because of that, she’s exclusively trusting The Phoenician with her pride and joy—the Christmas Camp experience. The experience, which takes place in December, brings to life her Christmas Camp Hallmark movie, and the novels Christmas Camp and sequel Christmas Camp Wedding, published by HarperCollins.

The Pumpkin Smash ‘Show Stopper’ Shake

Every month, ZuZu—the signature restaurant at Hotel Valley Ho—serves up a unique, over-the-top "Show Stopper" shake. This month's tasty treat, created by Clarissa Robinson, pastry chef of Hotel Vally Ho, is an ode to October. 

Stunning Home

When Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design Associates (CDA), one of the leading custom luxury architecture firms in the United States, was brought in to design this home in Paradise Valley, it was a blank slate—literally.

2019 Corvette Grand Sport

In my family we play a car game called “VET.” Every time we get in our car to drive around and we see any year or model of a Corvette, we shout out the word “VET” to collect points based on who called it first. We’ve played this for years, which is why driving this “VET” was extra fun! Personally,…

A Fashionable Address

Located on the west side of Scottsdale Road between Lincoln Drive and Indian Bend Road sits the expanse of land that, when completed, will house one of the most desirable destinations in the Valley: The Palmeraie.

Style, Design and Passion for Community with Oscar De las salas

Oscar De las salas works at Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning firm, where he is a project manager and contributes to business development. Currently, he has his pulse on the happenings in and around Phoenix, with two large Roosevelt District hospitality projects, urban projects for local municipalities, and a series of projects that include helping developers to bring hospitality…

Fall Into Fashion

It’s getting to be the time of year where we begin to think about the newest and best looks for the fall season. We begin to envision the perfect ensemble for all the upcoming special events and social gatherings this year. In that spirit, we hope you enjoy the September fashion issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle. … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Join the Heels for Healing and Annual Diva Dash On Sept. 28, shoppers have the opportunity to “pump” up their shoe and handbag game in a fun and helpful way. Florence Crittenton hosts its 11th Annual Heels for Healing and Diva Dash at its upscale retail store, Flo’s on 7th. Gently used high heels and handbags donated … Continued

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

The Fairy Godmother of Fashion

Scylvia-Elvira Danese, owner of Danese Creations, is a one-woman powerhouse of all things fashion and sewing. You’ve likely seen her gown designs on local or national TV—they’ve been everywhere from morning news shows to worn by celebs at the Emmy Awards and the Country Music Association Awards. They’ve appeared on Oprah and Inside Edition, too. Whether it’s custom designs, tailoring,…

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.

Fashion-Forward

Arizona will once again be in the spotlight for fashion as Phoenix Fashion Week returns for its 11th year from Oct. 3-5 at Talking Stick Resort. More than 5,000 attendees from around the world will be on hand for a mix of runway shows, trunk sales, fashionable workshops, and hip after-parties.

Makeup Looks that Transition from Day to Night

Debora Capaldi has always loved the salon industry and makeup. A makeup artist who previously worked for Lancôme and taught makeup classes, she knew early on that one day she wanted to own a salon.

‘I’m Not Disabled, I’m Enhanced’

It was Aug. 27, 2015, and Abriel “Abri” Bentley had just started second grade. She was lying in bed, saying her prayers to her dad.

Ice, Ice Baby

Hot temps, bright sun, air conditioning—summer in Arizona brings many things that can irritate your face and cause it to be sensitive, blotchy and irritated.