A Nice Day for a White Out Wedding

Words Denise Snodell | Photography Provided Dream gown? Check. Persnickety florist? Check. Top-notch wedding planner? Check. Unexpected glitches? Check-Check-Check. I have attended and participated in many different weddings across the country. Every blessed event had one thing in common: some sort of unforeseen mishap. Amazingly, not one involved a wacky uncle + booze. To all … Continued

Sunset Vows

A Whimsical Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho Planning a wedding on one’s own can be quite daunting. However, for Mike Duhaney and Natalie Pratt, planning their upcoming May nuptials has been an enjoyable one, full of love and support from friends and family. The couple’s journey began in Arizona wine country, where Mike had planned … Continued

Paradise Valley Florist

A Family-Owned Business Spreads Happiness To Others With Flowers And Kindness Author Michelle Guerrero | Photography Provided Suki Jandu, the owner of Paradise Valley Florist, makes stunning arrangements for her clients. She adds a memorable touch to their events, brightens up their homes or sends a touch of love in a bouquet. She’s magic with … Continued

The pARTy 2015

Andy Warhol inspired this year’s Phoenix Art Museum fundraiser, one of the Valley’s most-anticipated events. New this year was a fashion show supported by Neiman Marcus Scottsdale, who featured their 2015 Akris collection. Photos by Haute Photography

Flower Child

Another Restaurant for Fox Restaurant Concepts Author Kathleen Blair | Photography Provided DETAILS: Flower Child 5013 N 44th Street Phoenix, Arizona 85018 602.429.6222 Flower Child 10460 N. 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 480.240.4400 IAmAFlowerChild.com  Sam Fox certainly has a knack for developing new restaurant concepts that the community will welcome. He’s done it again adding … Continued

Capturning Love for a Lifetime

How making room in your budget for high-quality photography can make your special day last a lifetime Article Rachel Hawkinson | Photography Ace & Whim Photography, Amy & Jordan Photography, and Jessica Q Photography Some call it “the most important day of your life.” Many spend thousands of dollars to create a fantasy, a fairy-tale event … Continued

EDITOR’S LETTER

To me, there isn’t anything more exciting to celebrate in this life than a wedding. To marry the person you will spend the rest of your life with, the vows you speak over one another… it’s such a special moment where promises and hope collide. The elegant Bella Rosa Estate provides a beautiful venue for that very … Continued

The 21st Annual VIVA: A Valley Kids Foundation Benefit

Scottsdale Waterfront Southbridge served as the venue for this semi-formal event with live entertainment and a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds are directly applied to programs served by the Valley Kids Foundation. Photos by ESG Photography

May 2015 Around Town

Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, tasty beverages and more…all for a great cause. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s Connect volunteer group will host its sixth annual “The Big Event” on Saturday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m.

An Arizona-Inspired Affair

There is no better way to embrace the natural beauty and charm of the desert than with a Southwestern-inspired wedding. With its majestic mountain views, sweeping desert vistas and array of brightly hued wildflowers and towering cacti, all brought together with a rich history, Arizona offers an ideal destination to say “I do.”

The Royal Palms Inn

Perched at the foot of the Camelback Mountains is a secluded Spanish style villa that was built in 1929 by successful industrialist and financier, Delos Willard Cooke for his wife, Florence, to escape the New York winters. They named their 3,500-square-foot winter haven El Vernadero. It sat on 65 acres and took three years to build, including a heart-shaped pool. Palm trees and…

The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

A cloudless, blue sky stood overhead and a cool March breeze rustled through the air as Justin and Lindsey Gubler prepared to say “I do” at The Boulders.

Classic Cakes and Confections

For the better part of the last decade, Classic Cakes and Confections has not just been making amazing cakes for events for all over the Arizona and beyond. They have been setting the standard.

Skinny Comfort Food

Surprise your mom by creating a relaxing meal for Mother’s Day, without slaving away in the kitchen. These easy, tasty recipes are updated skinny versions of classic “comfort food.” This updated pot roast masterpiece has all the flavor of mom’s traditional dish but only half the calories, thanks to a few smart skinny substitutions. We use fat-free broth and cornstarch…