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Famous 48 may have 36 televisions, but it’s not a sports bar.

Danielle Erlich

Danielle Erlich has a life worthy of the big screen in more ways than one. The Paradise Valley screenplay writer bounced between here and Los Angeles, where she was born, brushing arms with celebrities and chasing dreams of stardom. But she always struggled with her health, rarely had enough energy, and it was all compounded by anxiety. Even the best…

The New, Painless Body Contouring Option

At first, Jason Valasek was a skeptic. Although the initial technology Bodcor uses has been extremely popular in other areas of the world for the last 10 years, he was still hesitant to try what is touted as a non-surgical body contouring option, not believing it could really work as well as the hype.

Summertime, and the Livin’s Easy

OK, Ok, so it may feel like we live on the sun in July for us Phoenicians … but let’s face it: Summertime still has an easy way about it: Things slow down a bit, all our seasonal “fair-weather friends” make a mad exodus. It’s really kind of nice. If you really think about it, … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Bitter & Twisted Releases its Newest Book o’ Cocktails Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour released its new carnival-themed Book o’ Cocktails, filled with 18 pages of stunning craft cocktail delights. This edition was led by Head Proprietor Ross Simon (2016 and 2017 Tales of the Cocktail nominee and Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame recipient) and the Bitter & Twisted bar team. Updated … Continued

Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree

The Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree was hosted by Ocean 44. This location was the perfect backdrop to celebrate the coming together of Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines under the new direction and ownership of publisher Tammy Fellows. Guests included celebrities and community leaders who enjoyed an evening of fun with raffle proceeds donated to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s 21st Annual Community Breakfast

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center held its annual Community Breakfast event, co-chaired by Julie Alpert and Stephanie Papadopoulos, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort May 9. Nearly 1,500 guests attended the event, themed "Next is Now," a nod to SARRC’s new strategic plan that will put effective services within reach of every Arizonan by 2030.

Rosé Parté

The rosé-all-day trend continued at Nirvana Food & Wine Festival hosted by Christopher Gross with Robert Irvine and the Bella Twins at Wrigley Mansion. Guests sampled pairings of rosé and fine food by star chefs Christopher Gross and Robert Irvine.

Phoenix Ballet’s Snow White

The Phoenix Ballet's premiere of Slawomir Wozniak’s Snow White at the Orpheum Theatre was nothing short of stunning. From the impressive sets and gorgeous costumes to the breathtaking dancing and hilarious antics of the dwarfs, this world-class performance of the popular fairytale was enjoyed by both adults and children. For more on the ballet and upcoming performances, visit … Continued

Sixty Hearts

For 16 years, Kristine Thompson has been a champion for heart health as a member of the Phoenix Heart Ball committee. This year, as the ball celebrates its 60th year of raising funds to advance the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association, she embraces her newest role: chair of the Phoenix Heart Ball.

13th Annual Childhelp Wings Fashion Show Luncheon

This event, held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, featured a celebrity fashion show, live and silent auction, and more. Jennifer Archuleta and Alexis Earnhardt co-chaired the event. Actress Laura Marano (Ally Dawson on Austin & Ally) and Nick Ciletti (ABC 15 Arizona) emceed. The event raised $240,000 to fund Childhelp programs and services in Arizona.  

Fun in the Pines

In a setting unlike any others, tucked into the Ponderosa pines of Arizona’s high country in Flagstaff lies the 600-plus-acre Pine Canyon, a private, master-planned golf course and residential community.

First Fish

It was 7 a.m. on a recent Thursday morning when Marc Lupino, chief executive chef at the Valley’s Ocean 44, found himself on a small private company jet headed from Phoenix to Cordova, Alaska.

Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel has visited the Valley many times throughout the years. The popular comedian, actor and television host was the headliner at the Arizona State Fair for many years and performed at Celebrity Theatre, amongst others, but he and his wife enjoy visiting spas in town, as well.