Made With Love

I’ve always loved to read, and as far back as I can remember, my mother had always read to me at night before going to bed. As I got older, I continued this tradition, staying up to the first break of daylight on weekends devouring book after book. After finishing up a good novel, my thoughts would spin everywhere and…

57th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball

The exquisite black-tie event, hosted by the Phoenician, saw over 750 guests enjoy cocktails, live entertainment and a sumptuous meal in the whimsically-decorated ballroom decked with pink and silver to match this year’s theme. Photography Kay Eskridge

Holiday Prelude XXXI Luncheon & Fashion Show

Kicking off the holiday season, this haute event held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn featured a festive array of boutiques, charming center pieces, an elegant lunch menu and fabulous fashions. Photography Elena Thornton

Hotel Valley Ho’s Confetti Ball

Partygoers from across the Valley rang in the New Year at Hotel Valley Ho’s lavish gala, which included a four-hour reception, savory hors d’oeuvres, a midnight Champagne toast and whimsical confetti drop. Photography Brian Cramer

February 2017 Around Town

For the fourth year in a row, chefs from more than two dozen restaurants across the Valley and Flagstaff will go head-to-head to create a winning dessert using one of the Girl Scout cookie flavors. The new creations will be sold in their restaurants throughout February, with a portion of sales directly benefitting local girl scouting. This year, Northeast Valley…

Beautiful Barestrings

Tucked away on a quiet residential street in Paradise Valley is a quaint home unique for its magnificent greenery, vine-covered wrought-iron fence and vintage cars parked in the driveway. Step inside and be transported to the interior of a traditional New England-style home, complete with a grand library, a cozy breakfast nook and exquisite antiques scattered throughout. It is here…

A Colorful Life

For someone who has built such a successful following in the local art scene, it’s hard to believe that Bela Fidel originally didn’t plan on being an artist, having had dreams of becoming a writer before she discovered painting in oils.

Plates of Perfection

When I arrive at Christiane Barbato’s studio she greets me with two cheek kisses and has a big, bright smile that seems to grow even more as she begins to tell the story of how she came to create her now-famous line of signature works.

Plain Jane to Glittery Dame

Scottsdale artist and designer Ruby Farias can take anyone’s little black dress and pair of high heeled shoes and paint them with an elegant gold trim to refashion a modest outfit into a chic, one-of-a-kind ensemble. She can breathe life into a plain pair of sneakers with the fabric paint she creates herself, or transform a wall flower into a…

Goodwill of Central Arizona’s Empower Arizona Breakfast

This fabulous fundraiser held at the Phoenix Art Museum brought together over 250 community supporters and business leaders to celebrate all the work Goodwill has done for local residents.

Crown Jewel

Not simply your typical resort restaurant, dining at T. Cook’s at The Royal Palms Resort and Spa is an entire Mediterranean-inspired evening experience of its own. The journey begins as you step through the outdoor entranceway, past a brilliant courtyard with a cascading fountain, and find yourself at the iconic T. Cook’s.

Portraits to Last a Lifetime

Burton Silverman is an iconic New York City artist, as well as Saper’s friend and mentor. “Burt is truly a living legend in the portrait world,” she says. “He is one of four portraits I've done in a series of paintings to recognize and thank artists who have helped me or inspired me in some way along this journey.”