Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Coal Mine Canyon

When reflecting on the past year and all there is to be thankful for, a beautiful backdrop and serene surroundings can enhance this nostalgic time.

The Ram 3500 Larmie Longhorn

Growing up in Arizona, large trucks have always been a part of my world. Our life consisted of the outdoors, camping, horses and more, so when I was invited to try out the 2019 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 Long Box I was no stranger to maneuvering this big beautiful beast.

Charleston’s Adds Warmth to their Menu for Fall

Holiday traditions are steeped in familiarity and mouth-watering food around the table. Charleston's is a known name in the Valley and offers a plethora of delicious fall favorites with an ambiance that is meant for family togetherness.

Scottsdale City Ballet

The weather is becoming crisp, and outdoor festivals and activities are abundant in Scottsdale. The Scottsdale City Ballet hopes to bring an air of elegance and classic dance to the area with performances by a company that will truly immerse itself in the community. 

November 2019 Around Town

Kylie Rowand Foundation Event On Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m., the Kylie Rowand Foundation, a nonprofit that supports and fights for children with cancer, is hosting an event at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. It will be an amazing night getting to know donors/advocates that have been supporting the foundation and assisted in all … Continued

Modern Yoga Owners Speak to Their Inspirations

John and Nicole Salisbury are co-owners of Modern Yoga, a vinyasa studio located in the heart of McCormick Ranch. With more than 60 weekly classes for all levels of yoga practitioners, they pride themselves on operating a family-owned studio with the philosophy that yoga is for everyone, even if you can’t touch your toes.

Thank You, Gracias, Merci, Danke, Grazi!

We want to take a minute to say thank you. Thank you to all the inspiring people of our community. It never ceases to amaze me how many truly great people and organizations we have right here in our community. We are consistently blown away by all of the endless philanthropic efforts, charity and nonprofit … Continued

FineMark End of Year Tips

As we begin to think about the upcoming holiday season, it is also a good time to think about year-end financial planning. Here are five suggestions from FineMark National Bank and Trust to help prepare you for a healthy new year. Donate to charity. Review your investments. Revisit your estate plan. Gift others. Take your required … Continued

Schubert Insurance and Financial Services Hosted Customer Appreciation Event

Frank Schubert shares that their event is held yearly at a local theater, showing a high demand "new release" movie as a way to thank their customers. He partners with Matt Cottle of Stuttering King Bakery who provides gourmet cookies for the event. Challenged with autism, Matt and Frank team up to support SARRC dedicated to … Continued

JDRF Promise Ball Gala

The JDRF Arizona chapter will host its 19th annual Promise Ball Gala to help fund a cure for Type 1 diabetes. The black-tie fundraiser themed “Unstoppable Now” is held at the Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, and it includes live and silent auctions, dinner and entertainment. Last year, the chapter raised more than $2 … Continued

Luxury Architecture Firm Candelaria Design Celebrates 20 Years

Candelaria Design Associates (CDA), one of the leading custom luxury architecture firms in the U.S., recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary at El Chorro, the firm’s signature restaurant renovation project in Paradise Valley. Principal Mark Candelaria has a growing firm with the recent addition of an all-female partner line-up including Evelyn Jung, Meredith Thomson and Vivia Ayala.

Toy Barn—The Perfect Place for Big Holiday Gifts

It's the holiday season, and while purchasing those large ticket items you've been dreaming of all year sounds appealing, where is the best place to house everything from a luxury car to a high-end boat? 

The Perfect Dinner Party

The holidays spark an interest in abundance and all that glitters. Hosting a posh dinner party can be exciting but seem like a daunting task. Adding a personal chef and event planner to the mix means helping your guests feel at home with elegance and warmth, coupling a delicious meal with on-point ambiance.

North Scottsdale Lifestyle Honors Cover Girl Renee Parsons

North Scottsdale Lifestyle celebrated our September cover girl, Renee Parsons, at an event at Scottsdale National Golf Club, one of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs owned by Renee and her husband, Bob Parsons. Renee’s vision for PXG Apparel, a fashion-forward, edgy golf clothing and accessories line for men and women, made her a perfect … Continued

Letitia Frye’s Inspirational Journey

Known as the"'Auctiontainer," a nickname given to her by Alice Cooper, Letitia Frye is a leader in her industry for giving each event her innovative flare that has become the trademark of her career.  Although her impressive resume speaks for itself, it is her passion for helping others, and the path she has overcome to find happiness and success, that truly…

Great Wolf Lodge Opens in Scottsdale

Hear that howl? The Talking Stick Entertainment District is making a splash with the grand opening of Great Wolf Lodge. Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts.

Tool Frontman’s Merkin Vineyards brings Perfect Pairings to Scottsdale

Lead singer of rock bands Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, Maynard Keenan recently opened a tasting room for his northern Arizona wineries, Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars, in downtown Scottsdale. Merkin Vineyards gives locals a rare opportunity to experience the fruits of Keenan's labor by allowing them to taste a diverse selection of wines from around Arizona. 

Escape to Tanque Verde Ranch

If you dream of riding off into the sunset via horseback, you’ll find deep satisfaction and immense tranquility at what’s dubbed one of the best dude ranches in the country: Tanque Verde. Founded in 1868 and nestled at the base of the Rincon Mountains in Tucson, sits an escape boasting stunning southwest charm. It’s the ultimate spot for a unique…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As a mother of two young boys and devoted wife, Tracey Hein said breast cancer was the furthest thing from her mind. No family history coupled with a healthy lifestyle meant Hein never expected to be hit with the news that she was afflicted with the disease. 

Cocktail Squad Rolls into Town

Lauren and John Maggio created the concept behind Cocktail Squad, bringing modern luxury to today’s spirit industry. Culture, experiential living, portability and convenience encourage adventure with your own "squad," and Cocktail Squad seamlessly brings these ideals together. Arizona serves as the perfect market, as these cocktails can accompany you on camping and hiking trips or to sporting events like spring…

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport

I’ve always been a Jeep girl. What’s not to love? Jeeps offer endless options and unique ways to make them your own. From removable tops to big, tough tires, Jeeps are truly the perfect vehicle for the true outdoor enthusiast.

October 2019 Around Town

Platinum Living Realty Collects 10,000 Bottles of Water for Charity Staying cool and hydrated during the Valley’s summer heat is a challenge for homeless and at-risk families. Platinum Living Realty initiated a water drive to collect bottled water for those in need. Co-owners Jay and Michelle Macklin had the goal of collecting 2,000 bottles of … Continued

OBON Sushi Bar Ramen Opens in McCormick Ranch

OBON Sushi Bar Ramen has come to The Grove, a new shopping and dining destination in Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch neighborhood. OBON was one of the first businesses to open in the new upscale, Santa Barbara-style development center. The new location serves unique interpretations of traditional Japanese dishes with Korean influences.

Feast Your Eyes

Are you hungry? We’re confident you will be when you read this issue! October is the “Food and Wine” issue for North Scottsdale Lifestyle! We are lucky to live in what is quickly becoming known as a true dining destination. Here in North Scottsdale, there is no shortage of restaurants and watering holes to enjoy … Continued

The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships at Westworld

The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships returns to Westworld Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.  Enjoy four polo matches, along with VIP field-side seating and VIP tents, party tents, GA experiences and tailgating. Check out the fan-favorite events within the event like the Canine Couture Dog and World’s Longest Cat Walk Fashion Shows plus a Barrett-Jackson 2020 … Continued

Vinum 55 Wine Group

Vinum 55 is a local company with three valley locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler. We are a full-service social wine group that offers the Arizona wine community a variety of personalized wine services from private events and near-cost buying opportunities to professional sommelier services and deductive tasting workshops. Each location offers exclusive members-only events. Visit Vinum55.com … Continued

Medieval Times Brings Good Food and Fun to Scottsdale

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament has opened its 10th castle at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District. Whether celebrating a birthday, organizing a company outing or simply looking for the newest entertainment experience in the Valley, the 80,000-square-foot castle offers an electrifying show that combines jousting, weaponry, horsemanship, falconry and a grand feast.

The Evolution of Luci’s Urban Concepts

Lucia and Ken Schnitzer are the founders of Luci's Urban Concepts, a group of healthy eating restaurants in the Phoenix area. Each with its own look and feel, Luci's at the Grove, Luci's at the Orchard and Luci's Healthy Marketplace have an eclectic ambiance focused on the community they are a part of.  

Brunch Cafe Offers Unique Comfort Foods for Fall

Brunch Cafe was founded in 2008 in the suburbs of Chicago by two brothers and their two brothers-in-law. With a restaurant industry background and strong entrepreneurial spirit between them, the four brothers noticed that there was a “breakfast boom” going on in town, and they wanted to be a part of it.

Bing Hu Designed Loft in SOHO Scottsdale

Astrophotographer Ken Naiff and June Cohen recently moved into a third-floor contemporary loft home designed by Bing Hu in Scottsdale’s first zoned live/work community, SOHO Scottsdale. Although retired, Ken and June had in mind beautiful yet functional living areas from which they could meet and entertain clients and potential clients interested in purchasing Ken’s photography for their … Continued

RUTI Offers Fashion-Forward Style Inspiration

Ruti was founded in 2009 to change your relationship with your closet. Beauty does not have to hurt; Ruti believes you do not have to give up comfort in the name of style nor does there need to be a compromise of sophistication for what is currently fashionable. 

Tommy Bahama Showcases Fall Style for All Occasions

No matter where you live, fall is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe. Tommy Bahama, located in Kierland Commons, has versatile and on-trend pieces that provide the key to effortless, anytime style.

Armani Makeup Artist Tim Quinn Shares Trends and How He Spends His Days

Tim Quinn is a celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani who boasts an impressive portfolio of clientele including actresses Hillary Swank, Kerry Washington and Diane Lane. Tim's words of wisdom have graced the pages of W, Elle, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, and he brought his expertise to the Biltmore Fashion Park recently to teach local women how simple it can be to take everyday…

September 2019 Around Town

Childhood Cancer Awareness Some problems, like childhood cancer, can seem too big or too overwhelming to solve. However, researchers are working hard every day to find better treatments and cures for kids fighting cancer—and they’re making progress. Your support helps fund these researchers so their work can keep moving forward. No matter what you can … Continued

Jeremy Mueller of State Farm Shares Donation Tips

With the end of the year approaching, it is the ideal time to donate to your church, school or charity. Setting up a visit with your CPA can ensure you are maximizing all deductions. 

Fall Fashion Forward

This is the time of year where we begin to think about the newest and best looks for the fall season. We start to envision the perfect ensemble for all the upcoming special events and social gatherings this year. In that spirit, we hope you enjoy the September Fashion issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle. This … Continued

Unstoppable Dynamo

In February 2019, Renee Parsons, president of PXG Apparel Worldwide, co-founder of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and an executive at YAM Worldwide, headed to Korea. She was on a mission: create an exceptional line of golf apparel for PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf), the innovative, performance-focused, much-celebrated global golf equipment company established by her husband, Bob Parsons. During her trip,…

Purse Designer Sage Aubrey and Wurth Organizing

Luxury handbags can be attainable without the intimidation. That is the philosophy of handbag designer Sage Aubrey. Her line, including the LUNA and VITA handbags, are classic, edgy and have an iconic shape, making them identifiable.

Silverleaf Estate: A True Work of Art

Sweeping views and attention to detail coupled with an extensive art collection makes this estate in Silverleaf a unique find. Architect Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design Associates LLC, builder John Schultz of Schultz Development, interior designer Kimberly Colletti of KC Design Group and landscape designer Jeff Berghoff of Berghoff Design Group brought their expertise to this exquisite estate, complete with negative-edge pool,…

Phoenix Children’s Receives Grant to Fight Aggressive Brain Tumor

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor in children, accounting for approximately 25% of all childhood cancers. Diffuse midline gliomas (DIPGs) represent approximately 50% of all pediatric brainstem tumors and due to their location, cannot be removed surgically. However, new hope has been instilled at Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) with the Gateway for Cancer Research's approval of a $1.5…

Community Involvement with Furry Friends

Scottsdale is a community known for caring deeply for its four-legged friends. Whether it be innovative ways to enhance a pet's health or getting involved in organizations that help animals find a much-deserved forever home, there are various ways to show love for furry friends this fall.

Easy Grammar Systems Wins Parent Teacher Choice Award

Easy Grammar Systems, the company that inspires students to awaken the scholar within, recently won four Parent Teacher Choice Awards from HowToLearn.com, an internationally recognized organization. Their books, Easy Grammar: Grade 1, Easy Grammar: Grade 5, Daily GRAMS: Grade 5 and Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 9 were selected as gold medal winners in the best of children’s books. 

Ice, Ice Baby

Hot temps, bright sun, air conditioning—summer in Arizona brings many things that can irritate your face and cause it to be sensitive, blotchy and irritated.

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church Youth Mission in the Bahamas

This summer, Pinnacle's Youth Group raised money at their yearly rummage sale, offsetting the cost of their important mission trip to Nassau in the Bahamas. Church members of all ages volunteered many hours so the Youth Group could have this international philanthropic experience. 

Fun for All

Looking for some fun around town? These kid-friendly destinations around town provide hours of fun for all.

August 2019 Around Town

Children’s Learning and Play Festival at West World The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is an amazing free community event that benefits the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy nonprofit. This Sept. 7 will be the fourth year of the event, with last year’s event boasting 13,000 happy attendees. The Children’s Learning and Play Festival is a free educational … Continued

Others May Call it Chaos, but We Call it Family.

If you take a look at the photo above, you will see my boys and our favorite fur baby, Ace, who turned 14 last month! You can probably imagine with four energetic boys, our house is anything but quiet. From ages 7 to 15, they each bring so much love and joy into our world! … Continued

Arizona Science Center Names Two Lifetime Trustees

Arizona Science Center recently honored two longtime supporters and board members, G. Douglas Young and Michael A. DeBell, with the designation of Lifetime Trustee in recognition of their tireless efforts and transformational impact over their many years of service to the Center.