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…
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.
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
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 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.
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
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 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
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: 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
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…
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…
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 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…
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
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
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
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 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
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…
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.
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…
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.
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
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
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
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
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…
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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…
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 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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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
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
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.