The Lexus GX460

When it comes to the Lexus 2019 GX460 LUXURY, what comes to mind is practical luxury. This is a great family vehicle with ample passenger and cargo room (max cargo volume comes in at 64.7 cubic feet). As a family of six we are always looking for practicality partnered with luxury and comfort, and this checked all the boxes.

Home Sweet Home

Situated in the heart of Paradise Valley at 60th Street and Lincoln Drive, Paradise Living Centers recently opened its fourth location. The local luxury assisted care home provider owns four luxury assisted living and respite care homes—two of which are in Paradise Valley—and selected the scenic location for its latest 5,500-square-foot home for a variety of reasons that benefit both…

Best Face Forward

It was Oct. 2, 2019, and Camerone Parker McCulloch—international supermodel, philanthropist, and a woman changing the face of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)—was getting a haircut.

Mediterranean Grains Bowl

Healthy dishes abound at KOVO Modern Mediterranean. The restaurant features the flavors and bright spices of the Mediterranean, and its menu was shaped by owner Yianni Ioannou's time operating Greek restaurants, his travels throughout the Mediterranean, as well as his Cypriot heritage.

20/20 in 2020

They say hindsight is 20/20… it is always easier to understand something after it has already happened. Let’s take advantage of the year 2020 to see clearly the things we can do better! With the turn of a new year, we can focus on enriching our lives, surrounding ourselves with positivity, thinking healthy thoughts and … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

Get Ready for Concours in the Hills On Feb,. 8, the 7th Annual Scuderia Southwest Concours in the Hills will be held in Fountain Hills. Located at the famous Fountain Park, with its gently rolling slopes and green grass around the lake and fountain, the event is open to the public and will be held … Continued

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.    

Top of the World

When you need to escape and feel on top of the world, a relaxing getaway to the top of  a pristine mountain surrounded by every creature comfort does the trick.

Skin Magic

Jessica May loves helping people improve and maintain their skin. After working in the medical field after graduating from Arizona State University, she says she “fell in love with helping people.”

Fitness & Fun

It was 1980 and Carol Nalevanko had moved to Arizona after graduating from the University of South Dakota. Looking for a job, answered an ad in the paper for an activities director.

The Sporting Life

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.