Celebrate your home.

In the kitchen of my childhood home, hanging right next to the stove, was a small porcelain plate with a picture of a neat white house on it. Above that house engraved in silver were the words “Home Is Where the Heart Is.” For some reason I always loved that little plate, and over the years it grew to be…

November 2015 Around Town

The Sonoran Arts League presents “Hidden in the Hills,” the Valley’s largest six-day studio tour and sale, which will be held November 20–22 and November 27–29. Two of this year’s featured artists are Kim Heath and Nettie Cannon. Working with metal, Kim Heath found that he wanted to show metal’s inner beauty by creating unique pieces of functional and non-functional…


 Listing Price: $3,000,000  Offered by Jill Brenenstuhl of Coldwell Banker  3113 E. Lincoln Drive Phoenix, AZ 85016

Newly-Remodeled Scottsdale 
Plaza Resort Says 
‘Home for 
the Holidays’

Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. Along with the inevitable reappearance of decorative Santas and Menorahs, Christmas trees and toys-a-plenty, chances are good at least one relative will appear at the door, ready for some yuletide cheer.

A Bountiful Thanksgiving

Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, from elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort, grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the home of the first Thanksgiving. So, it’s not surprising that his favorite season is autumn and his favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. He loves the comfort foods, sauces and spices that the season brings. Chef Beau incorporates fresh, local ingredients to enhance…

Interior Motives

Lauren Rautbord did not just choose to be a leader in the design world. She was raised for it from the very beginning. “My mother was always one of Chicago's most stylish and elegant women,” says Rautbord, co-founder of Paul Lauren Design Consultants. “From the time I was a little girl, I noticed all the little things she did to…

Habitat for Humanity 
Central Arizona

Kathy Pechman, senior vice president at National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ), enjoys volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (HFHCAZ) in her free time. When on a job site, she’s known as a “blue shirt.” The role of the "blue shirt" is to check-in and coordinate with volunteers, assuring that no tools or coffee cups are left on ladders and…

Tile Works

A lifestyle brand with a focus on luxury surfaces, Tabarka Studio has been handcrafting custom terracotta tiles since their debut in 2000. Helmed by Creative Director Meir Zenati, the brand’s designs for their handmade tiles are rooted in an array of vibrant world cultures, while the time-honored artisan process used to create them embodies the very essence of craftsmanship; making…

Painting a Colorful Tradition

For well over a decade, Bonner David Galleries has been helping define the Downtown Scottsdale Art District. Founded in 2002, Bonner David was the first in the city to introduce the idea of a duel gallery space, where they would have a dedicated area to represent both traditional and contemporary artists and works.


Childhood homes are much more than our first stop on this earth. They are where we learn our names, take our first steps, come to love our family, and also who we are. My first home was a sturdy ranch in a now aging post-war subdivision. Although it seemed huge and completely familiar to me then, when I drive by…