Celebrate your community.

There really is no place like home. Whether it’s the comfort of a home-cooked meal, spending time with beloved friends, dining at a favorite restaurant or visiting a local shop, each of our communities hold something that is near and dear to our hearts. But what really makes a town special is the people that live in it, from your…

Arians Family Foundation Fundraiser

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach and 2014 NFL Coach of the Year Bruce Arians recently hosted his inaugural Arians Family Foundation Fundraiser Dinner at Steak 44. Proceeds from the dinner benefited the Arians Family Foundation and Voices For Casa Children of Maricopa County.

Kelly’s at SouthBridge’s Third Anniversary Party

Kelly’s At SouthBridge celebrated its three-year anniversary in style with Kelly’s Annual Affair in Scottsdale. The glamorous 1920s and 30s themed event featured music, guests dressed as flappers, beverages and a sweet candy bar.

August 2015 Around Town

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP has announced that North Scottsdale residents Steven P. Emerick and Roger Morris, as well as Paradise Valley resident Don P. Martin, all partners in the local office of Quarles & Brady, have been ranked in the 2015 edition of the esteemed “Chambers USA” directory. “Chambers USA” ranks attorneys and law firms…

Animation Sensation

For animator extraordinaire Don Bluth, what became a flourishing career and lifelong passion all started with one film: Snow White. At a young age, Bluth was captivated by the vibrant colors, vivid details and compelling story behind the film, absorbing every last detail. Even as he grew older and attended high school and college, the animation bug never seemed to…

It’s Never Too Late to Plan for College

Some of the biggest mistakes I hear parents of high school students say they’ve made are that they waited too long to start the college search process and didn’t know that it was so involved, or that their child didn’t get accepted to certain schools because they applied too late or didn’t have a strong enough application.

The Perfect Family Getaway

With all the planning that goes into making a vacation memorable, the last thing any parent wants to hear from their kids is “I’m bored.” Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego has quickly become one of the most desirable hotels to visit, and it only takes a few seconds on their location to see why. At Loews Coronado Bay,…

More Than a Restaurant

If you’ve lived in the Valley for a while, you’ve undoubtedly heard of or experienced the wonderful cuisine at Postino WineCafe. This legendary restaurant (the name means "post office" in Italian) made its home in the old Arcadia Post Office 14 years ago, and continues to be a neighborhood favorite.

Paradise Valley Mothers of Multiples

Twins, triplets and quads, oh my! Having a new baby is always life changing, and at times overwhelming, but having two, three or four at a time can take the joy and happiness, as well as the stress, to a whole new level. Paradise Valley Mothers of Multiples (PVMOM) was founded to help parents of multiples thrive in this challenging,…

Claudia Partovi

I grew up in west Los Angeles and used to bike past beautiful homes all the time. Since then, I have always wanted to work with homes in some manner, but chose to go into civil engineering instead. Years later, here in Arizona, and once my children were in high school, I decided to revisit my passion and entered the…

Beauty With a Real Body

Owner of Alis Fashion Boutique in Scottsdale and bespoke designer Lana Gerimovich, along with photographer Bethany Garvey, sit on a delicate white leather seat perfectly at ease, ready to discuss their new Beauty with a Real Body Campaign.

Birds on a Wire

One of my dear friends is a painter who sees the world through her amazing artist eyes. When she was the newbie in our neighborhood, her heart was sensitive to how to integrate her family into the community. Driving one day she noticed how birds perched on a telephone wire seemed to choose when to gather, and who to pause…