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.

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…

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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…

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

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.

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. 

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

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.

Kelsey Montague Brings Street Art to Valley Shopping Centers

Popular street artist and viral sensation Kelsey Montague has been commissioned by real estate property management company Macerich to design and produce unique works of art at its shopping centers in the Phoenix metro area. Macerich is committed to bringing a rich variety of new experiences to guests at its top retail properties across the country, and now more than ever, this includes…

February 2019 Around Town

Artisan Fest at OdySea in the Desert OdySea in the Desert’s popular Artisan Fest continues featuring a celebration of arts every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  =The free event will feature nearly 50 of the top local artists, designers and creators in the state along with a Kids Art Zone … Continued

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

JDRF Promise Ball Gala

The JDRF Arizona Chapter held its 18th annual Promise Ball Gala and successfully raised more than $2 million to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Nearly 700 society and industry leaders attended. The fundraiser was themed “Together We Shine” and was held at The Phoenician. It included a cocktail reception, live and silent … Continued

Arizona Fine Art Expo

The Arizona Fine Art Expo began on Jan. 11 and runs through March 24 at 26540 N. Scottsdale Road. The event features 124 patron-friendly artist studios where guests have a rare chance to meet the artists; see them in action; and learn about their passion, inspiration and techniques. For more details, visit ArizonaFineArtEXPO.com.

The Bourbon Cellar

Valley diners looking for a fresh take on steakhouse restaurants can look no further than Bourbon Cellar. Offering lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant brings guests a high-end steakhouse experience in a warm and inviting atmosphere, with an unparalleled menu.

Art-Focused Excursions Close to Home

 Arcosanti  Paolo Soleri was an Italian architect with a vision. After studying under Frank Lloyd Wright, he branched out with a unique viewpoint on where the world was headed with population explosion. The urban environments were sprawling, and he felt that society needed a shift in how these environments were being designed.  Arcosanti was the brainchild of Paolo and is…

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Nutritious and Unique Recipes to Start Your Journey to Better Health

I'm Cori Ashley, a longtime vegetarian, avid home cook and food enthusiast. Eating whole foods and cooking at home are the intertwined foundation of how I live. What can I create that would make me feel satisfied, fulfilled and content? My meals are built on in-season vegetables and fruits because I believe in their unprocessed, seasonal state.

Kaleidoscope Juice Makes Health a Priority with Nutritious Drinks

From day one, Kaleidoscope Juice's mission has been to nourish every person who comes through their doors with organic cold-pressed juice; high-vibe foods; and an uplifting experience geared toward living happy, purpose-filled lives. 

Golfer Scott Pinckney Achieves Maximum Results with the Right Training

A lifelong golfer, Scott Pinckney picked up the sport of golf at the age of 8 with his career taking off as a pro in Europe soon after graduation from Arizona State University. In 2012, Scott came home to the US and received conditional status on the PGA tour, taking second at state in 2013 and obtaining full web status…

Home by the Sea

California's best-kept secret is a microcosmic masterpiece nestled just 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego. With practically private beaches in the evening and postcard-perfect views of the California coastline during the day, this quaint village is a hospitable host for people and pets of all ages. Del Mar, California, pays special attention to its guests with a variety for traveler's to-do list and easy beach access from Del Mar's downtown…

A New Beginning

Happy 2019, North Scottsdale! For me, the new year signifies a fresh chance to meet goals, try different things and connect with even more members of the community. It is an opportunity for growth and change, and with that comes a healthier mindset. January’s issue is focused on fitness and healthy lifestyle because what better time … Continued

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker Dazzled Audiences in December

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker returned to Symphony Hall in December. The spectacle featured the classic tale of Clara and her nutcracker doll. There were 260 costumes in the show, which required more than 6,500 yards of fabric and more than 100,000 Austrian Swarovski crystals to make the Snow Scene sparkle. Choreography was by Ib Andersen.  … Continued

Hobby Horse Photo Shoot

The Hobby Horse brand has a rich history of providing top-caliber head-to-toe show apparel. The team here at North Scottsdale Lifestyle was honored to be invited, and we are excited to share the beautiful scenery that played home to the Spring 2019 photo shoot.  Photography by Kirstie Marie Photography  

January 2019 Around Town

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Unveils Renovation Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North has unveiled contemporary new casitas, suites and public spaces marking the completion of a $13 million resort renovation inspired by the natural grandeur of its Sonoran Desert setting. “Everywhere you turn, you are enveloped by amazing natural desert landscape,” … Continued

Style and Comfort Are Key with New Activewear Line IBKUL

It's Arizona, and while the winter months keep us cool and active, the summer months can pose a greater challenge when working on fitness.

True Food Kitchen Helps You Stay on Track When Dining Out

Dining out can be a true challenge when beginning a healthier routine. Between craving high-fat foods and being in a social environment, it can be hard to make smart choices and not feel like you're standing out amongst friends and family. 

Advantage Training Has a Results-Driven Mantra Based on Customized Programs

It’s the start of a new year, and with that knowledge comes the mental motivation to work on new goals. Fitness is often the first piece in the healthier lifestyle puzzle that needs to fit into place before good eating habits and increased happiness follow. The intimidation factor or impersonal approach at many fitness facilities can turn a long-term achievement…

Joys of the Holiday Season

It’s about that time of year where tinsel and glitter adorn the trees, twinkling lights reflect in our car windows and entertainment is of the essence. Whether you’re hosting out-of-town family or friends, December is a month for abundance when it comes to gatherings.  Here at North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazine, we know you are passionate about … Continued

Tastes and Treasure Cookbook Offers a Cozy Selection of Local Recipes for Winter

The closer it gets to the holiday season, the more we start to crave our favorite holiday dishes. There is something about cold weather that makes you want to step into the kitchen and get cooking. Historical League’s cookbook Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona includes dozens of recipes that range from incredible meatloaf all the way to…

Exquisite Must-See Estate in Estancia

Experience resort-style leisure in this elegant-rustic Arizona masterpiece. Nestled mountainside overlooking Estancia, this 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 6,580-square-foot home was built with the finest reclaimed materials from around the world, including hundreds of 150-year-old barn beams, hand-carved doors from India, rusted corrugated metal, reclaimed barn wood siding and 100-year-old pine flooring.

Schubert Insurance and Financial Services Hosts Customer Appreciation Event

Schubert Insurance & Financial Service held its 11th annual Customer Appreciation Event at Harkins Theater. Financially supported charities like Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center were invited. Former SARRC client Matt Cottle, who has overcome the challenges of autism and owns Stuttering King Bakery, attended. Guests received a tasty treat from Matt's Bakery, compliments of … Continued

Second Annual Kierland POP Event Appealed to All Ages

A two-day series of interactive experiences celebrating food, fashion, live music, art and wellness kicked off the holiday season during the second annual Kierland POP experience Nov. 16. The two-day festival took place at Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort. From food, wine and music to interactive art exhibits and fitness, the family-friendly festival appealed … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Octane Raceway and Bachelor Star Give Back to PCH Octane Raceway celebrated 15 years by hosting a charity event for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and by partnering with local Bachelor Season 22 star Arie Luyendyk Jr. VIP tickets included catered food and kart racing against Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Luyendyk Sr. The event raised more than $6,000 … Continued

Stress Less and Live Healthier in the New Year

The new year is rapidly approaching—a time to make goals and find a fresh perspective to achieve great things. Susan Ginsberg, founder of Stop and Breathe and stress management expert, says she provides soothing and informative corporate "Relaxy Hour" stress-reduction workshops teaching breathing, relaxation and visualization techniques. She also works privately in her home office with individuals wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle.