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.

Q&A with Jeff Miksta

Start by setting a monthly budget. Families should take the time to understand their overall finances in order to get ahead. If you don’t know what you’re spending, then it is impossible to save. For a home purchase, it’s important to look at your monthly budget and determine what you can afford based on your current income. In other words,…

‘Tis the Season

There is something magical about the holiday season here in the Valley. That something goes well beyond the sidewalks and streets lined with luminarias and the twinkling lights that adorn saguaros and palm trees just as frequently as they do spruces and evergreens. What is truly special resides within those groups in our community who embody the season of giving,…

A Time to be Thankful

Thankful: it’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year as November arrives and 2017 begins to draw to a close. And although it typically marks the winding down of the year, November is also a season of beginnings. This month begins the season of giving and the season of receiving. It begins the season of…

V.I.P. Mortgage Celebrates New Scottsdale Corporate Offices

V.I.P. Mortgage celebrated their new Scottsdale corporate offices by hosting an open house September 27. Attendees were treated to live music, refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

Dominick’s Steakhouse Hosts Fitz’s Supper Club

Larry Fitzgerald and the Grand Illusion took center stage at Dominick’s Steakhouse on Monday, August 28, for the Ninth Annual Fitz’s Supper Club - Celebrities at Your Service.  Raising more than $550,000 for the First Down Fund, guests enjoyed an evening filled with trickery, 
wonderment and excitement all night long.

The Seventh Annual HopeKids Boots and Bling Gala

The Seventh Annual HopeKids Boots and Bling gala took place at the home of Mark and Bev Nuessle in Scottsdale. Thanks to the generosity of 190 attendees, $86,260 was raised to provide hope and an ongoing calendar of events to more than 1,400 Arizona families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

November 2017 Around Town

Founded by Scott and Marla Berger, of Scottsdale, the Tree of Life Movement aims to unify mankind and heal the world through a global spiritual awakening. The power of their mission is embodied by the Tree of Life Intention Stick. Each Intention Stick is sold with a list of empowering words to select and wear close to the heart. The…

Out of the Kitchen

Shaun Adams moved to Arizona in 2000 to become a chef; instead, he ended up in the front of the house. "I realized how much more I enjoyed interacting with guests than working behind-the-scenes in the kitchen," he says. As the sommelier at Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Adams uses his creativity to introduce new…

Holiday Traditions

Traditions connect us with family and history as nothing else can. One whiff of my mom’s sweet potato dish mixed with cinnamon and apples then topped with roasted marshmallows induces years of memories and jokes about it being the dessert we pretend is a side dish. But my new traditions are treasured as well. My husband’s family cooks a turkey…

FineMark Bank DC Ranch Announces Dining Option On-site

Fine dining and banking are two words we don’t often hear simultaneously. With modern-day banking vastly done online and via phone, regular interactions between client and associate are somewhat obsolete. This translates to high turnover when choosing a financial institution. FineMark Bank of DC Ranch hopes to change that dynamic, with their new custom dining options on-site. The facility will…

Pass the Pie

Pair with: Taylor Fladgate Vidal Ice Wine
Suggestion from: Deborah Rock, Wine Steward at Fry's Food and Drug, Scottsdale

Mix and Mingle with The Miksta Team and Lifestyle Publications

V.I.P. Mortgage's The Miksta Team graciously hosted Lifestyle Publications' partners and friends at their new location. The guests enjoyed a variety of delectables from Emily's Events as they mingled and connected in the spacious community room. Visit them at TheMikstaTeam.VIPMtgInc.com.

Special Night of Play

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids recently participated in the Special Night of Play at the Children's Museum of Phoenix and the Special Needs Resource Fair presented by RAK. New to the Scottsdale area, they offer kids a fun, stress-free haircut experience and are known for working with kids with special needs.

October 2017 Around Town

LDV Winery, located at 6951 E. First St. in Scottsdale, is getting ready for its third annual Harvest Festival! From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, attendees can join LDV Winery in celebrating the completion of the 2017 harvest.

Fall into October

Growing up and living in the Midwest most of my life, October was always one of my favorite months of the year. Trees started turning colors as the temperatures started to drop and sports were everywhere. Baseball season was wrapping up with the World Series, and football was in full swing, the local high school game on Friday night, my…

The Ultimate Tailgate Party

Fall is in the air and, come October, sports are in full swing. Whether you prefer college football Saturdays—cheering on your favorite team, paying special attention to the various conference rivalries—or professional football Sundays—in front of the TV, keeping a close eye on your fantasy football team—everyone can use some tips to throw the perfect tailgate party, even if you…

Lifestyle’s Guide to Local Fall Sports

While the rest of the nation goes inside to warm up, we're cheering on our hometown teams while grilling outside and wearing flip-flops. Welcome to fall in the Valley of the Sun.

Score!

It’s fall, which means many sports are taking off locally and nationwide. What are some of the best apps to help you keep up with your favorite teams and players? We asked a few Valley sports enthusiasts to find out.

For the Love of the Game 

As the president of sports management for FineMark Bank, David Highmark helps professional athletes achieve their financial goals. An athlete himself, David’s life has woven together his love of both sports and business for more than 30 years. Here, he shares four of his most memorable highlights.

Fine Dining, Refined

Eddie Merlot’s in North Scottsdale is introducing exciting changes to its menu. Bill Humphries, the founder of Eddie Merlot’s, is preparing his 13 restaurants for changes that he believes will transform dining. “People are looking to be entertained not just to eat great food," he says. “Our restaurants will be adding 32 new or revised recipes to keep the restaurants…

Freshly Brewed

For a coffee lover, there’s something about sitting down to enjoy freshly brewed coffee that becomes a reason to celebrate. Altitude Coffee Lab allows you to do just that; the roastery is known for its wonderful organic coffee and skilled baristas who produce premium coffee drinks. The quaint cafe is filled with wonderful coffee smells during the roasting process and…

What’s Your Style?

Fashion: a - a prevailing custom, usage or style; b - (1) - the prevailing style (as in a dress) during a particular time; (2) - a garment in such a style. We all have (or desire to have) a style. So what's yours? Are you classic or trendy? Conservative or flashy? I probably lean more towards trendy, but definitely…

Movie Night at Harkins Theatre

Allstate agency owner Frank Schubert shows his appreciation for customers every year by hosting a movie night at Harkins Theatre. This summer, he hosted his 10th appreciation event with a viewing of "Despicable Me" at the Harkins Theatre on Bell Road. Treats were provided by Stuttering King Bakery. Photos by Kat McMahon.

Backpack Drive

The fifth annual Backpack & School Supply Drive donation drop-off event was held July 15 at Office Max on East Thomas Road and helped fill 5,000 backpacks. The backpack drive is sponsored by Executive Council Charities benefitting Arizona Friends of Foster Children Found, Arizona Helping Hands Inc. and Voices for CASA children.

Scottsdale Fashion Square Renovation Event

Members of the media and blogging community attended a behind-the-scenes “soft hat” media tour of Scottsdale Fashion Square on Thursday, July 27, where they received an up-close look at how the best address keeps getting better. For more information about Scottsdale Fashion Square's renovation, visit FashionSquare.com/SFSRedevelopment. Photos by Haute Photography and Videography.

September 2017 Around Town

The James Beard Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth anniversary year of the Taste America national culinary tour. The cross-country program will heat up this fall in 10 dynamic culinary destinations including Phoenix.

Where to Begin

For more than two decades, Lauren Rautbord of Scottsdale’s own Paul Lauren Design Consultants has been helping her clients create the spaces of their dreams. She has learned that making sure homeowners know what to expect along the way is a key component to any successful renovation and offers a few pointers on managing renovation expectations.

Fall Fashion Trends for 2017

When it comes to fashion, everyone wants to create a look that reflects their own style and personality. We want designs and fabrics that are comfortable and colors that make us look great. This fall, nothing makes a bolder fashion statement than the color red. It is a power color that women can incorporate into their wardrobe in a dress,…

Functional, Luxury Living With Heart

Mark and Bev Nuessle toured 50 houses in search of the perfect place before deciding to build. When they finished their masterpiece, they had an elegant and functional European-style home imbued with old-world charm. “We spent three years drawing, three years building and we got just what we wanted,” Mark Nuessle says. The 15,600-square-foot Scottsdale home in the Merit Crossing…

Fall Fashion Picks

Scottsdale blogger Marlene Srdic covers fashion, beauty and all things luxury on her lifestyle website. She curated her favorite fall finds to share with readers. Take a peek into her glamorous life at LifeWithMar.com.

Home Organization Tips

When I was a child, I took on the project of transforming our family’s extensive collection of books into a home library . . . and of my own volition! I labeled each book and cataloged them per the Dewey Decimal System. There was a check-out system in an index card box. I monitored the comings and goings of each…

Animal Style

If you're in the mood to lighten up your wardrobe, aim for natural tones inspired by nature. Shades of neutrals with pops of camel and olive green will make you feel like you're coming straight off the plane from the Serengeti. These light colors ooze with warmth and coziness, which are perfect for everyday wear.

Lasting Color

Few things can help to freshen up a look like a coat of paint. For those looking for something that looks good and lasts, however, not all paints are created equal. Whether it is a cabinet, a wall, an accent room or even the entire house, Benjamin Moore is sure to have the perfect solution for any painting project.