March 2019 Around Town 3

Fellow Osteria Opens in Scottsdale

Housed inside a stylish-yet-welcoming indoor-outdoor space at SkySong, Fellow Osteria brings an authentic Italian osteria menu and vibe to the heart of Scottsdale. Handcrafted by Born & Raised Hospitality, the Valley-based restaurant group behind Clever Koi and Across the Pond, Fellow is the latest culinary and cocktail passion project from co-owners Nicholas Campisano and Joshua James, who went to great lengths—from sourcing rare, rustic pasta grains to building a spacious patio perfect for all-day lounging—to ensure Fellow brings a true taste of the Italian countryside to this fast-growing Scottsdale neighborhood. 

Mountainside Fitness Breaks Ground on New Location

Mountainside Fitness is excited to announce the 18th Valley-wide location at one of Arizona’s legacy properties, La Camarilla Racquet Club.

The highly sought-after property is located at the intersection of 53rd Street and Shea and serves as a gateway to Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix. 

Construction will start in the summer on the 40,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center.

Nominations Submitted for 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards

Fifty-nine individuals, arts organizations and advocates, small and large businesses and philanthropists from 19 communities statewide have been nominated for 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards in eight categories. Finalists in each category were announced at an invitation-only Nominees Reception in February. The 2019 Shelley Award honoree was announced in January.

Honorees will be revealed at the 38th annual Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and celebration March 7 at the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix, 100 N. First St.  

The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Office of the Governor. Since 1981, more than 200 distinguished artists, individuals, arts and cultural organizations, educators and businesses have received Governor’s Arts Awards.

The Celebration of Fine Art Sneak Preview Night

The Celebration of Fine Art Sneak Preview Night took place in January at the Celebration of Fine Art, located at 18400 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale. All of the artists were there to debut their work. Appetizers and refreshments were provided, and donations of art supplies were accepted to support Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona.

Evening to PAWS Gala at the Omni

Hundreds of animal lovers gather at this annual fundraiser to help the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter, the Arizona Animal Welfare League. In 2019, attendees will want to “suit up” with their finest fedora and get ready for a night of swing with entertainment and dinner inspired by the big band era of the 1950s! The event will be held Saturday, March 2, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Omni Montelucia. For more information, visit


Sumits Yoga Founder Opens First Sumits Stretch

With more than 25 years of yoga experience, Sumit Banerjee saw a gap in the fitness market. Owner of Sumits Yoga, located at 10050 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Sumit has embarked on a new fitness journey with Sumits Stretch. The concept offers accessible and affordable assisted stretching in the Valley. The first location recently opened inside Sumits Yoga Scottsdale. Sumits Stretch is redefining the classic stretch. Combining traditional techniques with thorough body assessment, Sumits Stretch offers clients a stretch like no other. 

The Lash Lounge in Scottsdale Quarter Opens

The Lash Lounge, which opened in the Scottsdale Quarter, is unique for its luxury lash experience and offers clients the best quality lashes with medical-grade lash adhesive, high-quality application techniques and a proprietary face-mapping system for customization.

Owner Pamela Percy says the salon offers eyelash extensions, lash services, a retail boutique and an exclusive cosmetics line.

Giodano’s Offers Healthier Options to Kick Off the Spring Season

Giordano’s is doing its part to help keep New Year’s resolutions going strong by serving delicious menu items with all of the flavor that Valley pizza lovers know to expect from their favorite pizzeria—at a fraction of the calories.

Try the Spinach, Artichoke & Feta Extra Thin Crust Pizza (with spinach, artichoke and feta) Classic Margherita Extra Thin Crust Pizza (with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and tomato sauce) or the Chicken Pesto Extra Thin Crust Pizza (with chicken, pesto and bruschetta tomatoes) year-round at Giordano’s.