Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! Coming from a large, New York Italian family, cherished traditions passed down through generations play a large role in celebrating the holidays—think of a five-hour long “Feast of the Seven Fishes” dinner with the entire family on Christmas Eve that lasts well into the night and classic Pantone and coffee while opening presents in the morning.

Remember December

December, already?! How is that possible? Weren’t we just hearing about record setting crowds at the Waste Management Phoenix Open? How about attending Spring Training? Or watching the the Summer Olympics (congratulations to some of our residents being medal winners!) How about all those 100+ degree days in a row? Then there were months and months of election hype. And…

21st Annual Fresh Start Gala Kick-Off

The fabulous soiree, hosted at Char Hubble’s home, welcomed fashion designer Zang Toi and his Spring 2017 collection before announcing this year’s co-chairs, Amanda Germany, Amy Videan and Annette Musa. Haute Event Photography 

27th Annual NiteFlite Gala

About 2,000 people gathered in the Entertainment District of Old Town Scottsdale for this lavish semi-formal event featuring some of the best cuisine, drinks and entertainment the Valley has to offer. Haute Event Photography

Colon Cancer Alliance 5k Undy Walk/Run

Over a thousand Phoenix residents braved the city streets in the State Capitol District for this family-event that saw participants come decked in sill boxers, briefs and costumes in support of the organization’s mission. Photography by Dale Bergerson 

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Leadership Launch Event

A gorgeous desert evening at The Price House saw the Foundation lunch its new year as guests mingled, sipped cocktails and feasted on delights made by the Hospital’s Chef Butch during this stunning soiree. Photography by Dana Gibbons

The Hash Kitchen North Grand Opening Celebration

The Hash Kitchen proudly celebrated their new location with friends, family and brunch aficionados. The grand opening soirée included everything from light breakfast bites like mini s’mores pancakes and waffle tacos to free-flowing champagne and “DIY” Bloody Marys. Photography by Lunatic Lens 

Hypoxi USA Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

For the past year, HYPOXI USA has helped hundreds of people in the valley reduce stubborn fat in targeted areas – naturally. With successful studios in Scottsdale and Biltmore, and a recent franchise announcement, HYPOXI USA has a lot to celebrate!

December 2016 Around Town

Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale is celebrating 60 years as a true icon of mid-century modern design. To commemorate this significant milestone, the hotel is offering the 60th Anniversary Special from December 20 through the end of 2017. It includes 10-percent off a room, two welcome drinks, $10 in hotel bucks nightly, an evening arrival amenity and a $10…

Great Gifting

Something Special for Everyone on Your List

RA Talent

RA Sushi has been a big part of Scottsdale’s restaurant scene for approximately 20 years, after it first debuted in Downtown Scottsdale. Nicholas Mailliard, one of the original owners, helped introduced sushi to Scottsdale, and now, nine states and 27 locations later, RA has proven sushi isn’t just a passing trend but a lasting staple.

A Bouquet of Gifts

A bouquet starts with seeds of hope and inspiration, and that is exactly what I have given in my book, In My Wildest Dreams. . .I Never Imagined This Inspirational Bouquet of Gifts. With humor, compassion, love and healthy doses of Southern charm, I share the stories of my life which shaped, challenged and inspired me to become the woman…

Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is without a doubt my favorite time of the year. From the joyful music, sparkly holiday fashion and celebrations with family and friends, to bringing cheer to those less fortunate, it’s a time to count our blessings and live in the moment.

Sweet Gatherings

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the shortening and sugar together on medium-high speed until soft and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the sour cream and vanilla and blend together until…

Winter Romance

From the moment Mallory and Jackson got engaged they knew they wanted their wedding to be special; a beautiful reflection of their individual personalities coming together in a perfect union. However, with family flying in from Nashville, Tennesse for the big day and both bride and groom having busy work schedules, planning their dream wedding became much more of an…