It’s More than a Dog’s Life for These Pampered Pets

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Aly Kirkpatrick  Animals add joy and dimension to life. They bring personality and companionship in many forms. An animal comforts, never judges and is the ideal stress reliever after a hard day at the office or out on the farm. For some prominent businessmen and women in the community, animals play an integral part in…

Doggie Day Out

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Aly Kirkpatrick  Chaparral Dog Park  Sprawling green open space and plenty of shade make Chaparral Dog Park a local favorite for people and their pups alike. Named Scottsdale's best dog park, this location offers three acres of grass, benches, play features and water fountains. Located at the southeast corner of Hayden Road and McDonald Drive,…

Future Architect

 Article Staci Hauk  Meet Sawyer—she’s a kid with a vision. She hopes her passion for the arts will lead her to a future as an architect.  The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation hosts camps for children fascinated with architecture. Sawyer is enrolled in the “Design your Dreamspace” program where children immerse themselves in creating a dream home, giving them a rare…

A House Is Not a Home Without a Pet

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Aly Kirkpatrick  MIKE DOMER IS A WELL-KNOWN SCOTTSDALE REAL ESTATE AGENT WHO WAS RECENTLY RANKED AS THE NO. 1 RE/MAX agent in the United States. When Mike isn’t out with a client, there’s no place like home for his primary office.  “If you want to be successful, you need to have some space from other…

The JDRF Makes Giving Back a Family Affair

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Aly Kirkpatrick  Approximately 532,600 people in Arizona have diabetes, 10 percent of whom are type 1 diabetes patients.  Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly. Though T1D’s causes…

Celebrating Family

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the people you share your mornings with: the husband or wife who makes you breakfast, the toddler who wakes you up before sunrise or the drooling pup in the kitchen just itching for a full dish of food. Maybe it’s the people you share … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

St. Jude to Host Second Annual Raise a Glass Fundraiser St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer, will host its annual Raise a Glass for St. Jude on Nov. 9 at The Clayton House in Scottsdale. Through this one-of-a-kind event, St. Jude hopes to raise more … Continued

Play the Part

What You Need to Create Unique Play Areas Perfect for Your Kiddos’ Unique Interests Nicolette Martin What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we were all asked as kids—one that was so innocently answered with whatever our obsession of the week was. Maybe today your child wants to be … Continued

Hunkapi Farms Brings Peace and Healing to the Community

 Article Staci Hauk  Hunkapi Farms may appear to be a horse ranch, but the purpose and focus of this farm is so much bigger. It is a place that connects people with animals while staying deeply committed to the spirit and culture of Scottsdale.  Sitting on 10 acres, this unique location is home to a therapeutic equestrian program that serves a…

Summer Hot Spots 2018: North Scottsdale Edition

 Article Staci Hauk  In the summer, Arizona brings the heat! Several adventures are less than a few hours away and can cool you down, keep you active and help you feel rejuvenated! Whether it's a tranquil visit to an upscale spa, a hike to find a hidden treasure or an adventure in the crisp mountain air, Arizona has many options to…

Artificial Grass Masters Offers Quality and a Lasting Relationship with Customers

 Article Staci Hauk  From two guys and a pickup truck to a thriving business, Artificial Grass Masters is six years into its success in the industry because it views customer service just a little differently.  "We offer 24-hour support and have dedicated staff that communicates with customers so everyone is on the same page. We make sure that no one…

Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar Spices Things Up with Summer Cocktails

 Article Staci Hauk  Whether it's an evening on the town or a cocktail after a day lounging at the pool, The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort boasts a variety of colorful and creative drinks to suit any taste.  Toro hosts guests looking for distinct Central and South American cuisine with Japanese- and Peruvian-rooted flavors. 

A Cold Brew or Two

 Article Staci Hauk  McFate Brewing Company features a Hatch chile beer called Hatch Chili Gatos. This golden ale coupled with roasted Hatch chiles packs a huge chile aroma, mild flavor and very little heat. This beer won a Gold Medal at the 2018 World Beer Cup.  One of Scottsdale Beer Company's specialty creations is the SBC German-style Hefeweizen.

Hometown Hero Joanna Sweatt Gives Her Heart and a Helpful Hand to Fellow Veterans

 Article Staci Hauk  Chief Operating Officer of The Veterans Directory Joanna Sweatt has an organization that is near to her heart. As a fellow veteran, she is familiar with acclimating to civilian life.  Joanna began her work at ASU Tillman Center in 2012 and worked with student veteran affairs. This was her first civilian job, which put her in an…

Outdoor Dining in Scottsdale

 Article Staci Hauk  Quiet music echoes over candlelit tables, draped with old-world charm and coupled with the whimsy and elegance of a European garden. Café Monarch's attention to detail delights all the senses. From upscale and eclectic cuisine to an intimate ambiance, it is a romantic experience.  "We stand out due to our staff," says sales director Phillip Lewkowicz. "All…

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the shriveled fingertips … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Healing Cross Project This foundation came out of devastating loss — the loss of a child. Sometimes though, our deepest wounds can bring about our greatest achievements. This incredible foundation brings light to the issue of everyday human suffering. Whether grief, depression, disease, addiction, or something else, this project spreads the word that “You are … Continued

A Sky-High Gem

 Article Joyce Selk and Kathleen Blair  You know you are in for a treat when you are given the special code that allows the elevator to take you up to the penthouse at Bella Sirena. Walking inside the beautifully etched doorway of Penthouse C1301, you find yourself in the spacious yet comfortable, living area with a large dining table for 12,…

Signature Fundraising Event Recognizes Community and Impact on Individuals with Autism and Their Families 

“With You, We Can” was the theme of this year’s Annual Community Breakfast, hosted by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. More than 1,600 guests gathered on Thursday, April 26, at the Arizona Biltmore for SARRC’s 20th event. Event co-chairs were Kathy and Mike Bosco and Stephanie and Socrates Papadopoulos. All proceeds support SARRC’s mission to … Continued

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued

Swimming into Summer

 Article Moriah Schowengerdt | Photography Aly Kirk Photo  Often times in Hollywood films, a person who is drowning is making quite a ruckus. They are flailing their arms, splashing and screaming for help. Sadly, this is not an accurate picture of what a typical drowning looks like. Therefore people do not know what to look for. Drowning is often referred…

Outdoor Oasis

 Article Staci Hauk  Whether it's a tranquil reflective pool, a fire feature ideal for entertaining or an edible menagerie, an exceptional outdoor space begins with quality and strong craftsmanship.  Desert Foothills Landscape focuses on creating living art forms on properties around the Valley.

Guys’ Night Out in Scottsdale

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Aly Kirk Photo  If you haven't been out with the boys in awhile, there is no better location than Scottsdale. A guys' night out means plenty of action-packed activities mixed with downtime to relax and enjoy the finer things in life. From a little friendly competition to hanging out among live music and libations, a…

Pilot Uses His Hobby to Help Others

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Provided  Me + My Prop Plane  2013 Piper Meridian M500 Turbo Prop Plane

The Bad Boy of Man Caves

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Provided  Wayne and Penny Mailloux know that what makes a house a home is entertaining. Their more than 10,000-square-foot home at Desert Mountain (Saguaro Forest) in Scottsdale features a farmhouse look with echoes of Europe, their previous home, and is designed with an indoor-outdoor feel. The more than 9 acres of land surrounding the property…

Scottsdale Jeweler Breaks the Mold

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Aly Kirk Photo  Centrally located in Scottsdale is a jeweler who has taken quality to a new level for more than 35 years.  

Dear Gents

We told you your time would come, didn’t we, guys? Since the May issue was all about the ladies, we thought it was only fair the June issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle be dedicated to the gents of our community.   While we will celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day, June 17, … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards Grant to Arizona Helping Hands Arizona Helping Hands has seen phenomenal growth in every phase of its operations over the past five years, growing into the largest provider of material items to make homes safer and lives better for the 15,000 boys and girls in the state’s foster care … Continued

Third Annual NDP I Heart NDP Breakfast

On Wednesday, April 18, more than 250 people filled the Dale M. Jensen Gymnasium at Notre Dame Preparatory to listen to Arizona State University men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley, the keynote speaker at the Annual I Heart NDP breakfast. In his talk, he shared stories about the lessons he has learned through sports and how … Continued

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH)   1 cup all-purpose flour   1/2 teaspoon ground paprika   1/2 teaspoon garlic powder   Cayenne pepper, to taste   … Continued

St. Jude Presents: A Night in Monte Carlo

Saturday, April 28, was a huge win in the fight against childhood cancer as hundreds of Valley philanthropists came together for the second St. Jude Presents: A Night in Monte Carlo held at Scottsdale Hangar One. Supporters across Arizona raised more than $163,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Men Who Move North Scottsdale

 Article Staci Hauk  John Wright, Golf Pro at JW Marriott Desert Ridge  John Wright didn’t pick up a golf club until he was 21. He knew he found his calling when this led to receiving MVP honors for the golf team at Rutgers University.

The Hills Salon and Spa Envelopes You In Elegance

Article Staci Hauk | Photography Brad Olson Photography and Mark Susan Photography

North Scottsdale’s Female Movers & Shakers

 Article Staci Hauk  The Entrepreneur  Kathy Coover, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Isagenix International

A Girlfriend Staycation

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Provided  A visit to the Fairmont Princess Resort focuses on unique experiences, making it the ideal location for an all-inclusive girlfriend getaway.   

Girls on the Run

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Provided  Empowering women may be a trending topic right now, but a local organization has been focused on this mission for more than 10 years.   

Hanging with the Girls

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Aly Kirk Photo  When the occasion calls for a girls night on the town, an all-inclusive experience awaits at Market Street DC Ranch. From dining to drinks to shopping, Market Street satisfies a craving for distinctive nightlife all intimately tied together on one upscale main street.  Kale and Clover

Spa 810 Offers an Array of Products and Services with an At-home Feel

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Aly Kirk Photo  Eminence Product Line  $40+

​To Strong Women

Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at North Scottsdale Lifestyle, we want to take this chance to recognize all of the strong ladies in our community. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Beat the Heat and Feed Your Children’s Craving for Creativity Scottsdale Artists’ School hosts weekly Youth and Teen Summer Fine Art Camps for children and teens. The Youth Academy, ages 6-14, begins May 29, and Teen Academy, ages 14-18 starts June 4. All sessions are held in the school’s art studios and taught by professional … Continued

Brighter Tomorrow Hope Luncheon

In their first-ever combined fundraising luncheon, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) and Sojourner Center, an affiliate subsidiary of JFCS, raised $400,000 at its Brighter Tomorrow Hope Luncheon, held Friday, March 2, at the Arizona Biltmore. The luncheon was attended by more than 500 people, and focused specifically on domestic violence awareness.

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

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.


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…

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?”

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.

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. 

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.