Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Eco Chic

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.


Ruby Farias Design Launch

Ruby Farias is a long-time artist who turned to painting on clothing and accessories in January 2014. Her latest project includes having her paintings photographed and having those images printed on fabrics. She has taken that fabric and has created her new line. Photography by Marion Rhoades Photography.

April 2018 Around Town

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tommy Bahama, the iconic island lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection. In celebration, the brand has elevated its most beloved classics to new levels of comfort and quality through new and innovative technical fabrics, enhanced fits and vivid colors, prints…

Aly Kirkpatrick

And then he said the four scariest words, “Yeah, but what if?”

The Simple Farm

The Simple Farm in Scottsdale proves it’s easy to get quality produce and skin care products in an urban environment and prides itself on being an integral part of the community. It even became a center for agricultural awareness after some widespread press.

Range Rover PHEV

Range Rover’s new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) 
blends the classic beauty and power customers expect from the Jaguar Land Rover brand with modern eco-friendly innovation.

tsf botanicals

The Simple Farm recently launched a skin care line, TSF Botanicals. This natural spa-quality line pulls inspiration from farm botanicals and fresh goat's milk. 

scholl’s helping hands 
& waste not

When it comes to assisting the less fortunate in Arizona, two organizations stand out for providing assistance while remaining environmentally minded.

Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine

Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine is a farm-to-table restaurant steeped in Arizona history with a flair for unparalleled quality without pretension.

A Labor of Love

When gardening enthusiasts enter The Bosque or The Pueblo in Phoenix, they immediately get a sense of the passion for local gardening that comes from a young entrepreneur with a vision for how outdoor life should be viewed in the Valley.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

 The concept of home is different for everyone.
  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and…

Tiny Life Changes Book Launch

The Camby was the location for the global book launch and signing of Tiny Life Changes by local author-sisters Lauren Daniels and Lisa King on January 9. Tiny Life Changes is about transformation through changing your life from the inside out, one step at a time. 
Photography by Colleen Katz Pictures in Pixels. 

Childhelp 14th Annual Drive the Dream Gala

Childhelp, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, celebrated its 14th Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria presented the sold-out extravaganza that netted more than $1.4 million for Childhelp programs and services, including the Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona dedicated to Linda Pope.

March 2018 Around Town

The February issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle mistakenly identified the wrong location of Mastro's Steakhouse, winner of the Best Fine Dining Restaurant category. The correct location is 8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, and the correct phone number for that location is 480.585.9500. North Scottsdale Lifestyle regrets the error. 

Building a 
Furniture Legacy 
in Scottsdale

What started on a ranch 25 years ago has turned into a thriving furniture business as distinctive as its backstory.

Bodega 13

Larry and Emily Foppe (rhymes with floppy) are often found dashing around their restaurant, Bodega 13. They serve authentic dishes from every continent, largely inspired by Larry’s travels. Great food and conversation, family and ambiance are important to the couple.

Troon North Golf Club

For the past year, staff at Troon North Golf Club have dreamt up ways to make an already award-winning golf experience better for their guests. Many improvements have come to fruition, while other projects will begin as the temperatures rise.

Shelfie Ready Art to Beautify Your Space

Is your shelf space ready for its close-up? When it comes to your home, you want to maximize your shelf space with color, texture, creativity. You often seek one-of-a-kind pieces that will act as a conversation starter. Scottsdale has an eclectic array of local artists that showcase diverse mediums to bring your shelving space into focus.

Newt Glass

Newt Grover of Newt Glass has large-scale blown glass masterpieces displayed all over town and the country. They are best described as vibrant, contemporary, original and intricate. Inspired by exhibits of Dale Chihuly's work, Newt decided late into his career of making neon signs and jewelry to switch gears and teach himself the art of blown glass.

Julie Fiedler’s 
Hometown Recipe

The Scottsdale culinary market is blooming with fresh concepts, and perhaps none are more unique and custom then RIPE Personal Chef Services. If you are looking to eat healthier, host a dinner party or are looking for private dining, then RIPE is a concept that will fit beautifully into your lifestyle.

No Place Like Home

At 20243 N. 103rd Way in Scottsdale, sweeping views and a bright open concept take center stage. The floor plan is ideal for family living and entertaining, with a seamless design that resonates the resort-style outdoor living spaces with pool, spa, barbecue and multiple travertine paved patios.

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Best of North Scottsdale

Greetings, North Scottsdale, and welcome to this month's issue that calls for a month of celebration.

McNight to Remember Under the Sea Gala

Ronald McDonald House Charities hosted the McNight to Remember Under the Sea Gala on November 11 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. It was a record-breaking night: 667 attendees raised $563,350 to ensure families staying at the Valley's three houses will not be turned away. Both numbers broke previous highs. 
Photography by Gudenschwager Photography Inc. 

Green Goddess Holiday Open House

Several hundred people came to Green Goddess' Annual Holiday Open House and enjoyed the beautiful Arizona weather and food from Manuel Mexican Cantina. Gelato Spot stopped by and dished out their yummy gelato. The seventh annual fundraising raffle raised more than $2,400 for the McKenzie Monks Foundation. 

Cork & Canvas Art Show Held December 7

Cork & Canvas Art Show is a quarterly event held at the 8th Avenue South office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty. A reception featuring wine and snacks allows the artists, friends and family, real estate professionals, colleagues and clients a chance to view the art. All artwork is available for purchase.

February 2018 Around Town

The 63rd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Shopping Expo, the largest horse show in the world, will open its doors Februray 15-25 at WestWorld in North Scottsdale. The show will welcome 2,400 horses, 300 commercial exhibitors and 50+ food vendors, and has put together a wonderful schedule of entertainment and education to entertain the whole family.

Best of North Scottsdale

Dr. Lawrence Shaw, The Shaw Center
8913 E. Bell Road, #201, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480.767.1900 | TheShawCenter.com

A Day with a Local Artist

I am a “SOUL-preneur” who strives to inspire others. My creations not only express but reflect my life, heartbeat and soul. I find tremendous joy in converting art into handcrafted jewelry that echoes a message of hope and encouragement. I draw inspiration from my faith, loving husband, seven kids, family and friends and the lives of others, and I try to embrace…

Insta-Inspire

Makers shape the culture of a community. Check out these Instagram accounts for local talent from the Scottsdale area that will inspire you to shop locally. 

A New Drink to Love

It’s a creamy, not too sweet breve spun with Irish cream—just the way we like it! We know you will too!

Innovative Dentistry with a Comprehensive Approach

Nestled at the base of beautiful Pinnacle Peak Mountain, Dr. Sara Vizcarra, DDS, discovered her forever dental home. By March 2006, she became owner of the prestigious Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry, a 1,000-square-foot space that was going to push her past the boundaries of “mouth-focused dentistry.” Dr. Sara—as she is known to her patients and dental family—began pouring countless hours…

Post Workout Recipes

Just like the workout this month, the recipes and food options presented are to keep with the same theme. These are to give you great options, save you time, and keep you on track without having to break the bank, or take you off your game plan.

Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is. 

Notre Dame Prep Culinary Festival Gets an A+

On November 1, more than 400 guests gathered at Notre Dame Preparatory to celebrate all things delish at the annual Culinary Festival. This magical evening took place under stars and party lights and featured signature dishes from 17 local restaurants, beer from Scottsdale Beer Company and music by Elvis Before Noon. Photography by Casey Green Studios.

Galaxy Gala MMXVII Kickoff Event

Arizona Science Center recently celebrated their Galaxy Gala committee kickoff with a reception at the beautiful home of Ben Lytle. The evening was hosted by chairs Tracey and Larry Lytle and vice chairs Susie Wesley and McKenna Wesley.  “A Night in Pompeii” will be held Saturday, February 3. Photography by Eric Cosh.

Fashionably Pink Survivor & Celebrity Runway Show powered by Tal Barkel at Talking Stick Resort

Breast cancer survivors and local celebs took the runway, during October's Phoenix Fashion Week, to model more than $1 million in Tal Barkel Designs jewelry and fashions by Glam Squad Couture. Community and fashion came together to raise more than $15,000 for breast cancer charity Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! Photography by James Almanza, Almanza Photography.

Resort-Style Living

Nestled in the Upper Canyon in Silverleaf is a home that offers the ultimate in exclusive resort-style living. With captivating views of the McDowell Mountains and the city alike, this sprawling estate does not lack in ambiance or amenities. From the moment you enter the community, you immediately take note of the world-class golf course, Silverleaf Club and Spa, fitness…

Perfect Assets and Abs

Jennifer Menzer
Certified personal trainer and nutrition coach
Owner of WellFit Concierge
5115 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
WellFitConcierge.com

A Season of Giving

Here we are: December, the culmination of 2017. We're asking ourselves, "How can it possibly be December?" Especially here in the Valley where temps in the 90s are still somewhat fresh in our memories! Yet we find ourselves reflecting on the year that is almost over. 

Arizona’s Largest Annual Autism Awareness Event

On October 29, nearly 20,000 people gathered at Tempe Beach Park in support of the 12th annual Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC. The event raised an estimated $885,000 for autism programs and research. Half of all money raised will stay in Arizona. Photography by Sydnee Schwartz and Kat McMahon.

15th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon

The 15th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon, hosted by the Veterans Medical Leadership Council and presented by TriWest Healthcare 
Alliance, featured a keynote speech by retired Command Chief Master Sgt. Scott H. Dearduff and brought more than 500 individuals together at the Arizona Biltmore to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans and to thank current service members. 

Childhelp Drive the Dream Kickoff

Childhelp, dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, recently hosted the 2017 Childhelp Drive the Dream Kickoff at a private automobile museum. Drive the Dream, sponsored by Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, will take place Saturday, January 13 at the Arizona Biltmore. Proceeds will benefit Childhelp programs in Arizona.

An Evening of Luxury

Scottsdale Fashion Square hosted An Evening of Luxury, an exclusive reception and shopping event on Friday, September 29. 
A percentage of the evening’s sales benefited Colleen’s Dream Foundation and TGen to fund ongoing ovarian cancer research.

December 2017 Around Town

Royse Contemporary is excited to announce "Expression & Dialogue." This exciting exhibition will feature the mixed media assemblages of Dan Pederson and abstract paintings of Thuong Nguyen. "Expression & Dialogue" highlights a thought-provoking collection of work from these two artists may appear aesthetically different but have an undeniable connection and energy that unites their work. Through the raw and expressive…

Winter Wonderland

Proclaimed “Arizona’s Christmas City” by former Gov. Rose Mofford, Prescott is a short two-hour drive from Phoenix and offers the white Christmas that you’ve been looking for.

Cookie Jar

Flora Tersigni, CEO of Maggiore Group, has fond memories of baking Christmas cookies while growing up in Pacentro, Italy.

Decoding the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? That is, until party season starts and we all have to not only find the time to pick the perfect outfit for our annual holiday shindigs, but we have to figure out what in the world to wear. Among office parties, ornament exchanges, Christmas cocktails at the neighbors, family dinners and more, the…

Cheers to the New Year

Dominick’s Steakhouse, located in the Scottsdale Quarter, will be decorated for festivities on New Year’s Eve. They will hold a Champagne toast at midnight. Their full menu will be available, and seating is open. They are located at 15169 N. Scottsdale Road. View their menu at DominicksSteakhouse.com.