Celebrate Spring!

Spring is the quintessential time for growth and new beginnings, as the newfound warm weather and abundance of sunshine seems to spark a feeling of change, joy and excitement in all. And nothing better represents this time of year than a beautiful blooming garden.

Ballet Arizona’s Prima Circle Soiree

This intimate and exclusive evening saw Prima Circle members enjoy an educational program curated by Artistic Director, 
Ib Andersen, a lovely dinner catered by Tarbell's and a post-performance reception with Ballet Arizona dancers.

Colleen’s Dream Annual Golf Tournament 
and Evening of Dreams Gala

Over 500 guests came out for this fabulous, NFL-studded event at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort 
to support the funding of research for ovarian cancer. Photography Keith & Melissa Photographers.

10th Anniversary of Dancing with the Stars Arizona

The stars were certainly out as local celebrities showed off their best moves on the dance floor during this 
spectacular event benefitting the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. 
Photography by Moirae Creatives- Event Photography; Jasen & Christy Arias.

Around Town

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel, recently reopened following a massive renovation that took place this summer, transforming the independent resort and revitalizing its amenities. As part of the $10 million renovation, the resort boasts two new restaurants and a bar, a transformed main pool, a significant addition of outdoor meeting and event space, enhanced guest rooms…

True Curacao

My tour of the beautiful Caribbean island began in Willemstad, the island’s capital city, and one with a most eclectic vibe. As the tour group made its way through the buzzing streets, my eyes and ears were filled with the variety of different languages spoken and diversity of people passing by. Willemstad’s waterfront, our first stop, is a great place…

Making Your Herb Garden Grow

Phoenix is usually seen as a barren place. However, horticulturist, landscape consultant and certified arborist, Noelle Johnson, is out to change that. “My passion is to show people how to create beautiful, drought-tolerant gardens using plants that will thrive in our climate,” says Johnson. As the writer behind the blog AZ Plant Lady, (AZPlantLady.com) Johnson shows her readers that, yes,…

Garden Delights

Since the Desert Botanical Garden first opened in 1939, it has inspired both locals and visitors alike with its beautiful exhibits.

Savoring the Sweet Life

About 15 years ago, Jill Green planted a peach tree, completely unaware that the little tree was the start of her own urban farm. As trees do, the peaches came up and suddenly she had more than plenty. Her neighbors bought them and asked if she had more, so she planted more. Now, more than a decade later, her neighbors…

Fresh Catch

Driving through the Biltmore area, one is sure to notice the modern-looking green building popping out of a sea of Southwestern-style structures on Camelback Road. This is the home of LGO Hospitality’s latest restaurant concept, Buck &Rider, an ocean-centric eatery and oyster bar serving up the freshest of seafood from its ingredient-driven menu of classic favorites and new creations.

Friendship for the Future

In 1986, 12 passionate and energetic women got together and organized a dinner and auction at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix with one goal in mind: to raise funds for ground-breaking cancer research. The event, called Evening in the Park, proved to be a huge success. It raised over $13,000 for research and spurred the women to go on and…

Amazing Lash Studio

After years spent working for Massage Envy Corporate, Cheryl and Roger Cole were thankful for what they had learned, but were eager for something new, as well as something they could make their own. As it turned out, they did not have to look far. In November 2014, they were introduced to Amazing Lash Studio, an eyelash extension studio founded…

New Beginnings

When I was a little girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest, the first signs of spring were always found in the garden. I have fond memories of visiting my grandmother’s house after school and dashing out in the chilly March rain to her backyard to look for the tiniest hints of green emerging from the soggy soil. My grandma,…