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. 

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. 

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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

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. 

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.

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…

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

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…

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

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  

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.

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

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

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.

The New Chums Creates a Stir on the Local Music Scene

How did one local indie rock band on the rise get their start? Well, as New Chums, of course.

North Scottsdale Retreat Offers Holiday Cheer and Year-Long Customized Care for Your Loved Ones

Finding a facility for parents as they age is difficult. The importance of having the comforts of home while obtaining optimal care to meet their specific needs and keep them active and social are all factors to consider. 

Unwind with a Weekend Staycation

Hosting the holidays this year? Before you run on empty, rejuvenate yourself with a quick getaway to local hot spots that will have you breathing in the crisp winter air and getting the relaxation you need to take on the holiday season. 

Arizonans for Children Gives Back to the Community in Various Ways

The warmth of the holiday season conjures thoughts of family and togetherness. For foster children, there was a need to provide this security and create memories with adults they could trust.

Remaining Financially Responsible This Season

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday right around the corner, it is important to remain aware of our financial budgets. Even with temptations around every turn, this season, take the challenge to give back to the community around you instead of simply spending your money.

Hometown Heroes

 Firefighter Jay Robinson  Jay Robinson is a Scottsdale firefighter with Wildfire Specialty Training. When fires hit the coast in California last year, Jay and his team were up to the task.  “Traveling to other states to assist with wildfires presents challenges because we are going to areas we don’t know and working in different climates and ever-changing conditions. Last year we…

Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa

With fall upon the Valley, there is no better escape than Sedona for a luxurious and refreshing weekend away.

Thankful

As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour The nonprofit Sonoran Arts League hosts its 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16-18 and again Nov. 23-25. The free, self-guided studio features 174 artists at 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. … Continued

The Updated La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort

The best gets better this fall as La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort unveils an expansion and update to its design and menu. The September unveiling revealed design elements brought to life by local legend Testani Design. Popular menu items returned, and new additions are offered including a selection of … Continued

A Pet-Friendly Holiday Season

The holiday season means abundance, especially when it comes to gifting and feasting. For our furry friends, this can mean begging for scraps or being welcomed into a new home as a holiday gift. Whatever the case, keeping pets safe and healthy during the holiday season is essential.

Accomplished Dancer Gives Back and Motivates Young Artists

When a 3-year-old begins dance lessons with dreams of being a star one day, most parents know it is an aspiration that most likely won't come true. For Elizabeth Gay, however, she knew her daughter, Avery, had a unique edge that has led her on an amazing journey as both a dancer and as a young philanthropist.

Experience the Diverse World of Wine with Picks from an Expert

Frank Armanetti is the president of The Armanetti Group, a Scottsdale-based company that specializes in business development to the wine and spirits industry. He is a third-generation wine and spirits professional with more than 40 years of experience.

A Decorative Touch that Defines You

When it comes to designing a home, it should not only be a reflection of personal taste but also a way to express feelings.

F Is for Foodie

F is for “foodie,” a person with a particular interest in food. Someone who’s always up for trying new places and has a refined but adventurous palate. And this month at North Scottsdale Lifestyle, we’re all about feasting with foodies as we just scratch the surface of all the fine eats and drinks North Scottsdale … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Career Connectors Scottsdale October Event Career Connectors is a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to quality resources and hiring companies. There are three events a month, available at no cost. Each event includes professional speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, three to four featured hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business … Continued

Experience the Art of Photo-Worthy Food with Arizona Taste

Gary Voorhees and his daughter, Candace, established Arizona Taste Catering and Event Planning in 1990 to provide premier catering and event planning services for private and corporate clients of all types. Now, as the top caterer in the Valley, Candace says that impeccable attention to detail, along with exquisite cuisine and wines are what Arizona Taste blends to create occasions that…

Modern Market Offers a Fall Favorite Packed with Nutrition

Fast food can still be freshly prepared and healthy. This idea led to the creation of Modern Market in 2009.

Innovative Wine Cellar Designs Brings Modern Elegance to Any Home

Innovative Wine Cellar Designs lives up to its name, as its high standards for quality and attention to detail have been unsurpassed since 2002.

Page Springs Cellars

Crisp fall air, flowing streams, lush surroundings. Page Springs Cellars provides the perfect backdrop for a fall escape. A few hours drive from Scottsdale, the vineyard is an oasis for the wine enthusiast looking to engage in all that a winery has to offer.