Frank Schubert

Schubert Insurance & Financial Services (Allstate Insurance) is located on Pinnacle Peak and Pima and has long been known for its friendly and attentive staff. This is in large part due to the community feel owner Frank Schubert and his wife hoped to bring to North Scottsdale.

Man Cave

Bodify specializes in comfortable and effective CoolSculpting. The process is noninvasive, and Bodify has performed more than 15,000 treatments. Results include reduction of fat layers by 20-25% per treatment and is ideal for diet- and exercise-resistant fat. Popularity is at a peak with CoolSculpting for both men and women alike, however, many facilities who offer these services tend to offer…

The 2019 McLaren 570S Spider

The 2019 McLaren 570S Spider truly delivers the ultimate driving experience. This undeniably brought me to my roots. My late grandfather, Bob Montana, was a race car driver who competed amongst racing legends including the great Bruce McLaren in the CanAm Circuit.

A Toast to the Gentlemen of our community!

OK, guys, it’s your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue, (it is ladies first, after all); this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Of course, there’s Father’s Day this month on June 16. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the amazing fathers I am personally surrounded … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Starr Band to Phoenix Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26  at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart.  “My dream has always been to … Continued

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix Holds Annual Fundraiser

 The 2019 fundraising gala, "And the Beat Goes On…", raised more than $200,000 for the Museum. The event was attended by 440 guests who enjoyed food, drinks, silent and live auctions and entertainment during the program. Funds raised at the gala will go to the Museum’s Every Child Program, providing free or reduced admission to families who are struggling financially.

Celebrity Fight Night

In March, stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night. GRAMMY Award-winning country music star Reba McEntire emceed for her 15th year. The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception, a silent auction, an elegant dinner and a live auction … Continued

Make-a-Wish Arizona Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball raised more than $3 million in a single night. The funds will help grant more than 300 future wishes to Arizona children with critical illnesses. Stephanie Linnenkamp and Amy Walters co-chaired this year’s sold-out event with the theme "Wishes in Bloom." More than 1,000 guests were in attendance. 

Major League Baseball Players Team Up to Strike Out Povery

Major League Baseball players including Nick Ahmed, Chase Anderson, Luke Weaver, Matt Bowman, Zach Duke, Lorenzo Cain, Jay Jackson and Brent Suter gathered at Topgolf in Scottsdale for a fun night of family, golf and charity. Striking Out Poverty builds baseball fields and implements water filtration systems in the Dominican Republic, provides medical care, classrooms … Continued

Tony La Russa’s Dinner of Champions at Steak 44

Several celebrities attended Dinner of Champions, a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Foundation at Steak 44 in March. Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescues Foundation works for animal welfare by pairing veterans with shelter to service dogs. ARF recently earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for 11 consecutive years.  

Hometown Superheroes

The world needs more superheroes. Not necessarily the kind who can fly, but rather the kind who step up to find ways to assist those in need at times where they may feel powerless. Two men in North Scottsdale are consistent in their efforts to make an impact and bring awareness to worthy causes, caring for children and the homeless in…

Trendy Cuts for Men

The Styles You Want + How to Get Them The Fade + Hard Part HAIR TYPE Straight + Short WHAT IT IS There are many different types of fades, but ultimately a fade haircut is one that tapers in length the further down you go on the back and sides, meaning it isn’t trimmed to just one … Continued

Mastro’s Ocean Club

Sophisticated and refined are words that exemplify a night out at Mastro's Ocean Club. Adjacent from the Westin Kierland Golf Club, it provides the ideal Guys' Night Out after a day on the course. Enjoy an American bourbon, like Woodford Reserve, Garrison Brothers, Basil Hayden or any of the Jack Daniels selections at the lively bar, then gather around the table…

Boulder Boats

Founded in 2004 by Stuart and Kristina Litjens, Boulder Boats combines the couple's passion for watersports and a goal of creating a family-friendly environment with quality products.

The Women Who Inspire Us

 Makenzie Marzluff  Founder, Delighted by Hummus  Makenzie Marzluff started with a healthy cookie-dough dip for a Super Bowl party using chickpeas and other sweet ingredients, and after a year of popularity amongst friends, she decided it was time to bring the first dessert hummus to others. 

Dr. Vershalee Shukla Draws Inspiration from her Patients and Provides Innovative Treatments

The Vincere Cancer Center in Scottsdale is a tranquil place filled with hope and support for its patients. State-of-the-art equipment coupled with a personal and customized patient approach makes each person who enters feel that their individual needs will not only be met but exceeded.

May 2019 Around Town

Gateway Academy Spring Fashion Show for Autism Awareness Gateway Academy, which serves twice-exceptional students who have Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism, hosted a student spring fashion show in April at Gateway’s Phoenix campus to celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month. The school offered a small breakfast for attendees, and then dozens of students from first through 12th grades … Continued

Women, We Celebrate You!

Every year on May 1, I celebrate what many of you know as “May Day.” I honor my mother on this day each year by bringing her a fresh bouquet of flowers. This is my way of expressing my gratitude for all the wonderful life lessons she has taught me and continues to teach me … Continued

Fresh Start Gala

The 23rd Annual Fresh Start Gala presented by Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and US Trust was held in March at The Phoenician. This gala raises critical funds to support programs and services at the Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center, a facility that has been supporting thousands of women and their families, with … Continued

Hospice of the Valley Art and Wine Auction Gala

AAHA!, An Auction of Heirlooms and Art… and more! netted a record-breaking $358,000 to support Hospice of the Valley charity care and dementia care programs. An elegant crowd of 350 gathered at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn to bid on beautiful paintings and sculptures, fine jewelry, exquisite dining, rare wines, exclusive trips and a precious goldendoodle puppy. 

Drybar’s Founder Receives Award

North Scottsdale native Amy Ross opened Arizona’s first Drybar at Scottsdale Quarter in 2011. There are now five locations across the Valley, giving Amy the honor of having the second most franchises in the nation. Amy was most recently named Franchisee of the Year for embracing Drybar’s core values and exemplifying those through their services and testing new … Continued

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Spa Earns Exclusive Award

For the 10th year in a row, Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has been awarded four stars from Forbes Travel Guide. The 44,000-square-foot facility includes 27 treatment rooms, a waterfall grotto, a rooftop pool, a state-of-the-art gym and much more. Well & Being is one of only 10 four-star spas in Arizona.

Canyon Ranch Offers a Perfect Girlfriends’ Getaway

When it comes to the perfect getaway to take with girlfriends, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your healthy lifestyle to indulge in the fun and abundance a vacation often brings. Enter Canyon Ranch.

AZ on the Rocks Offers Custom Women’s Workout

AZ on the Rocks offers a workout that both challenges and improves your climbing technique. Once a month, they partner with the Arizona Women’s Climbing Coalition to host Women on the Rocks, and the workout is specifically geared toward those looking to work with other women in a supportive environment, focused on strength and fitness. Partaking in this popular activity promotes…

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Vivienne Gellert Has Redefined how the Community Can Help the Homeless

When a young entrepreneur and aspiring medical professional saw an overwhelming need in the community to assist the homeless, she shifted gears toward a future in philanthropic entrepreneurship with an important mission.

The Annual Junior League Rummage Sale Shares a Passion for Reusing with its Community

The Junior League of Phoenix hosted its 82nd Annual Rummage Sale at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 23. As one of JLP’s signature fundraisers, the Rummage Sale is “Arizona’s Largest Garage Sale,” which provides shoppers with an opportunity to purchase an array of new and gently used items across 23 departments at deeply discounted prices. The Rummage Sale is…

Hickman’s Family Farms, an Eco-Friendly Staple in the Community

Hickman's Family Farm cares about the community it serves and has for 75 years. In fact, the company is consistently innovating its packaging and processing to go the "egg-stra" mile.

April 2019 Around Town

Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Starr Band to Phoenix Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26 at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart.   “My dream has always been, … Continued

Embracing an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

It’s that time of year: the weather is nice, our beautiful desert and colorful flowers are in bloom, and we get the opportunity to truly enjoy our environment here in North Scottsdale. Let’s count our blessings and give love back to our surroundings. Before we dive into this issue focused on all things eco-friendly, I would quickly … Continued

Tomaso’s When in Rome Offers Authentic Italian Dining and Ambiance

Tomaso's When in Rome provides an exquisite Italian night, right here in North Scottsdale. Chef Tomaso Maggiore has been a staple in the Phoenix dining scene for more than 40 years, and his talent shines through. The exclusive wine list, fresh-made pasta and delectable desserts make you feel like you're truly sitting in Italy. 

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

Vertex Wealth Discusses Benefits of Eco-Friendly Investing

When building a portfolio for your investments, do you consider what the companies you invest in stand for? At Vertex Wealth, ecological factors are taken into account when helping clients make sound investments that are also socially and ecologically conscious. Kirk G. Kaprelian, CFP, ChFC, private wealth adviser, explains how to create the ideal portfolio to accomplish these goals.

Pita Jungle Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Healthy Dishes

Pita Jungle was founded by ASU students Bassel Osmani, Nelly Kohsok and Fouad Khodr. They saw a need for more healthy restaurants around campus and set out to make a difference. For its 25th anniversary, Pita Jungle is celebrating the milestone with several unique promotions and specials throughout the year including a throwback menu. 

New Technology Enhances Experience at Desert Mountain

Craig Mitchell, creator of Desert Innovative Map Technology, knew the importance of understanding surroundings to optimize the hiking experience. A hiking enthusiast and tech-minded individual himself, his idea for this product came from a demand for a consistent way to obtain information while hiking. 

Farm & Craft Takes Freshness to a New Level

A modern farm with a contemporary twist exists in North Scottsdale. Farm & Craft is a mecca for ecological enthusiasts. Focused on healthy and sustainable food in a community-style atmosphere, the idea behind the concept was a passion for the health-conscious eater as well as the non-discriminate.

Voila French Bistro Combines Comfort and Class

Ségolène Gros and her husband, executive chef Jean-Christophe Gros, frequently traveled to Scottsdale from their home in France because of the warm and welcoming community and beautiful scenery. Each time they came, their stay became increasingly extended, until eventually, they decided to bring the cuisine and comforts of their home to Scottsdale permanently. 

Sonora West Development Showcases Custom Homes with Clever Craftsmanship

A clean, modern design that encompasses soft, earthy tones is key in successful design of a custom home.

Candelaria Captures the Essence of Different Design Styles and Shows How to Approach Each

When it comes to approaching a home's look and feel, Candelaria Design understands that cohesive ambiance that begins outdoors and filters to the interior is key. From color palettes and door and window design to blending textures and materials, choosing a style for the home can determine how items are chosen and how architecture is approached, leaving the owner with…

Crystal Falls Pools Adds Amazing Lighting Elements to Any Outdoor Space

Owner Mike Cohen describes Crystal Falls Pools, Inc. as an all-encompassing pool service company. From service and repair to a full design and build division, they create unique backyard transformations for clients. An emphasis on special lighting is key in making sure each project has a cohesive ambiance and fully integrates with pool automation to make everything user-friendly.

Home Is Where the Heart Is…

…or where you hang your hat. We all know the sayings. Coming home is our greatest comfort and often the highlight of our days. The larger goal is to feel that sense of warmth and nostalgia within the community we call home. In North Scottsdale, there are numerous ways to focus on what makes this a … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

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 … Continued

Taliesin West Continues to Be a Scottsdale Staple that Combines Culture, Art and Architecture

Atop the mountains in North Scottsdale is a sprawling property with sweeping views and captivating architecture. Once the winter residence of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West has been a point of interest in the area since it was built in 1937. 

RUTI Boutique Opens in Scottsdale’s Kierland Commons

Ruti Zisser, an Israeli-American fashion designer, founded RUTI in 2009 to change a woman's relationship with her closet. Ruti's rules for design are: it must be cool, flattering and practical. Ruti has finally come to Scottsdale after many of her clients from the area convinced her that true “Ruti women” live right here in North Scottsdale. 

North Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine Networking Event

North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazine hosted a networking event in December at Ra Sushi in North Scottsdale. Partners of the publication and other influential members of the community joined us for cocktails and appetizers. A lot of great connections were made among local business owners. 

Home Away from Home

Vacation Your Way and Book a Luxurious Vacation Rental for Your Next Getaway Photography provided by HomeAway When you’re determining where to go for your next trip, it can be difficult to decide among sights to see, food to eat and adventures to have. From wine country to the mountain state, we’ve rounded up a … Continued

Costume Designer Mathew J. LeFebvre

August Wilson’s Two Trains Running focuses on the crossroads of a revolution. It explores a time of extraordinary change and the ordinary people who get left behind. Produced locally by the Arizona Theatre Company and presented at the Herberger Theater Feb. 14 through March 3, this story is told heavily through visualization of the time period and by character portrayals. 

Wildfire Paints a Picture of a Brighter Future without Poverty

Arizona Community Action Association has been igniting community action to end poverty for more than 50 years. As such, the organization felt it was time for a new name and fresh perspective that better represented its extensive work in the Phoenix community. 

Recipe Girl’s Creator Lori Lange Shares Her Kitchen Renovation

Lori Lange doesn’t have a background in food, but a college job sparked her passion for entertaining.

Celebrating the Arts

If there is one thing North Scottsdale knows, it is beautifying through the arts. Keeping with that mantra is our North Scottsdale Lifestyle Arts + Makers Issue. There are so many community businesses and organizations that offer us the chance to explore, indulge and experience the colorful community we live in.  Looking for a farm-to-table … Continued