December 2016 Around Town 3


Alyshaan Fine Rugs Launches Samsara Rugs

Alyshaan Fine Rugs is pleased to announce the launch of its incredible, new contemporary line of fine rugs, Samsara RugsTM.  What makes this brand unique? Samsara Rugs are one of the best handmade products in the market based on quality and price. The cost is half the price of a typical hand knotted rug. The rugs are also green and fair trade, which makes them a humanitarian product; with a mission to make this world a better place while conducting great business. For more information, please visit

Griffin Estate Sales Holiday Special

Judi Scanlon is the successful owner of Griffin Estate Sales LLC.  Judi and her team have liquidated some of the most prestigious estates in the Valley, including celebrities and athletes. She has been in the furniture/design business for over 23 years. Scanlon started her Griffin Estate Sales business inside Scottsdale Market Place, where her distinguished Griffin logo hangs in her retail shop. People have asked me about my business name, it’s an old family name from Ireland and Griffins have long been associated with strength. Once inside Scottsdale Market Place, you will find over 35 of the best vendors in the state. Dealers are handpicked to sell antiques, along with new home décor and gift items. Be sure to check out this multi-vendor shop in the heart of Scottsdale at 6310 N. Scottsdale Road, and mention you saw this for a 10-percent discount on items over $100.00— just in time for the Holidays! Contact Judi at

Bodega 13 Opens North Scottsdale Location

Bodega 13, an international tapas kitchen, opened it’s first restaurant last November in Carefree, and now has opened a second location in North Scottsdale. The new Bodega 13 is located at the northeast corner of Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads in the La Mirada Center, directly across from Mastros. They will be open for lunch and dinner with happy hour from 3- 5:30pm. Bodega 13 has received excellent reviews for it’s innovative menu featuring international tapas and entrees with dishes from over 25 countries represented on the menu. For more information, please visit

Bonobos Debuts in Scottsdale Quarter

E-commerce-driven menswear brand Bonobos is bringing their fresh take on retail to Scottsdale with the opening of their first Arizona Guideshop. Bonobos Guideshop Scottsdale at Scottsdale Quarter is a 1,700-square-foot store serving as a highly personal extension of the brand’s comprehensive customer service for those who want to see and try on the clothing in-person before placing an order online.  For more information, please visit

The Boulders Resort Holiday Spa Specials

The Boulders continues its tradition for celebrating December holidays with holiday décor and sumptuous culinary celebrations. However, during the holidays, too much food and too little sleep can often cause stress and low energy levels.  The Spa at the Boulders offers the perfect solution. The new Winter Berry Glow is a pampering treatment to give the skin a luminous, glistening look during the holiday season. The 80-minute facial begins with a rejuvenating exfoliation followed by oxygenating toners along with skin tightening peptides essentials. For more information, please visit

Flourish Restaurant’s Sunday Champagne Brunch

CopperWynd Resort & Club’s Flourish Restaurant has debuted Sunday Champagne Brunch. Boasting breathtaking views, buffet items that are both health-conscious and indulgent, and unlimited glasses of Champagne or mimosas, Flourish’s brunch offers an inviting yet casual Sunday experience for locals and travelers alike. In addition to brunch favorites such as make-your-own omelets, the buffet will feature dishes such as Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Boats, Sweet Potato Hash and Baked Halibut. For more information, please visit

Starfire Golf Club Opens Nine-Hole Golf Course

Starfire Golf Club has announced that the Squire course will now be available exclusively for 9-hole play. The Hawk and King courses will continue to be available as Starfire’s 18-hole experience. Upon reopening, the rate to play Squire will be starting at $20 to walk and $26 with a golf cart. Two special promotions will be available: a “9 and Dine” promotion offering 9 holes and choice of breakfast or lunch; and a “9 and Wine” promotion offering 9 holes of golf and a drink ticket. For more information, please visit

Sedona Health Spa’s Pumpkin Apple Facial

Most people don’t know that as our skin changes with the seasons, so should our skincare regimen. As winter is in full swing, it’s important to give yourself extra pampering to promote skin health. Say goodbye to dry skin damage and infuse your pores with antioxidants to give your face a radiant glow that not even a jack-o’-lantern can match with The Pumpkin and Apple Facial treatment using Rhonda Allison’s top-of-the-line products. For more information, please visit

Green Goddess 6th Annual Holiday Raffle

Tis the season for giving, especially at Green Goddess, which will be holding their annual holiday raffle benefitting The Christmas Angel Tree through December 19. The winner will be announced on December 20 and awarded with a Louisiana Grill 7, Bag of Louisiana Grill Pellets and John Henry Pecan Seasoning. For more information, please visit

Trivita Clinic Welcomes Angela O’Neil, MD

TriVita Clinic of Integrative Medicine (formerly TriVita Wellness Center) welcomes Angela O’Neil, MD to its office in the Scottsdale Airpark.  For 20 years Dr. O’Neil practiced a full spectrum of family medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where she also served as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Educational Director for the Department of Family Medicine.  She is American Board Certified in Family Medicine, and Integrative Medicine and Certified in Functional Medicine. Dr. O’Neil is both a nationally and internationally recognized public speaker on a wide variety of health and wellness topics to both medical and public audiences and has received multiple honors and awards from prestigious healthcare institutions. For more information, please visit