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.

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

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.

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.

‘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,…

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

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.

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…

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,…

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.

Influential Teachers

What makes a teacher great? Typically, the answer is rarely one that is easy to summarize in a word or two. With summer winding to a close and students across the Valley dusting off their backpack and prepare to head back to school, we asked four of the teachers at Notre Dame Preparatory High School to see what makes them…

Back-to-School Fashion

School is back in session for kids across the Valley, and, while everyone wants the latest school supplies, they also want to look stylish, too. Here are a few of our favorite fashion picks for kids that are available locally and online.

The Beat Goes On

Nothing beats live music, but finding a place that does it right can sometimes be a challenge. Fear not, however, as the list below shows, whether your vibe is rock, R&B, jazz or even a touch of country, when a night out on the town calls for a bit of live music, the toughest decision might just be deciding where…

Summer in Sierra Vista

Looking for a great day trip or active long weekend away without even having to leave the state? Located just three hours southeast, Sierra Vista has something for everyone from history buffs to outdoorsmen to even food and wine enthusiasts. The region is also a global leader in military intelligence as well as a bustling hub for cybersecurity research, workforce…

We All Scream for Ice Cream

The weather has hit triple digits, and, besides moving from one air-conditioned location to the next, there’s no better way to cool down during the hot summer months than the classic frozen treat: ice cream. Luckily for locals, the Valley is full of some delightful eateries that specialize in all things chilled and delicious.

Staycations: Survive The Summer In Style With The Perfect Oasis

It’s easy to appreciate desert life in January when temperatures are in the 70s and outdoor activities include hiking instead of shoveling snow. However, during the summer months when the heat is relentless and storm clouds evaporate before breaking the city limits, I recommend swimming in a pool you didn’t clean, sipping on a cocktail you didn’t mix and sleeping…

Movers & Shakers

Happy hour has long been an ideal place for blowing off some steam after a long day at the office. For those in the know, however, a loosened tie with a drink in hand can be about so much more than just washing away the workday. As people let down their guard, it can be the perfect opportunity to get…

Ultimate Man Cave

Imagine for a moment returning from a long trip. You haven’t worried about your luxury home because you live in a lock-and-leave community. While waiting on the tarmac, you fire up your hot tub with a touch of a button on your phone. On the way to your Ferrari, you decide it’s warmer out than expected. You grab your phone…

Smokin’ Good!

If you haven’t already discovered the new restaurant in North Scottsdale, it’s easy to find. All you have to do is follow the tantalizing aroma of premium meats being smoked as they cook for hours at the Liberty Station - American Tavern and Smokehouse. Located on the southwest corner of North Scottsdale Road and the Carefree Highway, this is the…

A Desert Love Story

Stylist Lana Gerimovich, Bespoke Designer, Alis Fashion Design / Photographer David Apeji, Assisted By Steven Fellheimer / Model Hanna Bee / Model Subyn Wadsworth / Editorial Design Danielle Accovelli / Makeup Helen DeMun, Ohana an Aveda Concept Salon / Hair Simone Hall, Ohana an Aveda Concept Salon / Cars Scottsdale Ferrari and Maserati, A Penske Automotive Group Dealership / Location…

Inspirational Women of North Scottsdale

A nearly lifelong Scottsdale resident, Kim Bankofier has been involved in the local community in a variety of capacities. “I have a lot of experience in a multitude of activities—from school years at Kiva Elementary, Xavier Prep and U of A to my work involvement at Scottsdale Citizen Magazine, Westworld, Russ Lyon Realty, and currently Vi at Silverstone,” she says.…

Finding a Family

Arizona’s foster care system is overwhelmed. Presently it finds itself with over 17,000 kids in the system, but less than 700 listed foster homes available. While the majority of those children may be in the system for a short time as the legal process plays itself out, 2,300 children wait patiently, hoping to find their forever families.

Silverado Resort and Spa

Nestled among the rolling hills of Napa Valley, the Silverado Resort and Spa is a dream destination awaiting your visit. Boasting a beautiful and historic white mansion, incredible full service spa, gorgeous grounds, and activities for all, staying at Silverado will not only be enjoyable, but memorable too!

Handpicked Perfection

Cactus Flower imports blooms from around the world. But when Eric Luoma wants something that looks, feels and smells like Scottsdale, he keeps his eye peeled on the side of the road and creates a “Roadsidia” bouquet. He has a good sense of humor, but also recognizes the value in slowing down to smell the creosote.

Fashion In Bloom

Spring’s freshest looks come in the form of romantic ruffles, bold hues, super-sized stripes and dressed-up sportswear. It’s a season heavily influenced by the ’80s, aka the decade of decadent fashion, and minimalism is definitely taking a backseat.

Landscape Lore

Sean Andersen got his start in the landscaping business as an entrepreneurial 15-year-old, carrying his lawn mower behind him on his bicycle as he rode around Paradise Valley. After earning a degree in Engineering and Construction from Northern Arizona University, Andersen founded Mountainscapers Landscaping in 1994, in North Phoenix. Every day, Andersen and his crew work with Valley and Flagstaff…

Market Research

Lots of people can claim to know real estate, but few can back it up like Andrew Bloom. A founding partner of BVO Luxury Group, Andrew has a list of accomplishments that includes the prestigious RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement, Circle of Legends, Hall of Fame and Chairman’s awards, and has sold over a half-a-billion dollars in real estate during his career.…

Inspiring Interiors

Robert Shields, COO and managing partner at RedRover Living, loves to encourage his interior design clients to look within themselves when it comes to designing their personal living spaces. “My advice to every client in creating their home is this: ‘Be yourself, everyone else is already taken,’ a quote from Oscar Wilde,’” he says.

Top of His Class

When Indiana Jones first hit movie theaters back in 1981, he introduced archeology to a generation that has now become leaders in the field. For a kid in Ohio, however, he found his inspiration not just in the adventures of Dr. Jones, but also in his fedora, and with that, crafted a one-of-a-kind career in which he has few peers.

A Colorful Life

For someone who has built such a successful following in the local art scene, it’s hard to believe that Bela Fidel originally didn’t plan on being an artist, having had dreams of becoming a writer before she discovered painting in oils. “Early on in the sixties, on a whim, I started playing with oils and continued ‘playing’ for a couple…

Plain Jane to Glittery Dame

Scottsdale artist and designer Ruby Farias can take anyone’s little black dress and pair of high heeled shoes and paint them with an elegant gold trim to refashion a modest outfit into a chic, one-of-a-kind ensemble. She can breathe life into a plain pair of sneakers with the fabric paint she creates herself, or transform a wall flower into a…

Finding Inner Strength

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get into shape, Scottsdale’s Pulse Fitness is here to help. From getting enough sleep to not buying processed food, here are some key tips for leading a healthier lifestyle from Fitness Director at personal training studio Pulse Fitness, Brent Moore, that will last you into 2017 and beyond.

Getting Healthy With HYPOXI

Valley residents searching for a new exercise method to kick off the new year with will find exactly what they’re looking for in HYPOXI. HYPOXI is a unique training method that was founded in 1997 by a sports scientist in Austria, and has since expanded into more than 50 countries. The first Arizona location opened in 2015, in Scottsdale. Another…

Boundless Bliss

Peru’s majestic 16th-century Inca ruins are a reminder of the mystic civilization that once ruled over the rugged Andean peaks and lush Sacred Valley for centuries. Once the Spanish conquered South America, that civilization all but disappeared. Inca traditions, however, can still be found woven into aspects of Peruvian life, including the country’s most luxurious spa treatments.

Roll Your Way Into Healthy Eating

As we say hello to 2017, it’s time to say goodbye to unwanted pounds gained during the holidays! These easy, nutritious Veggie Rolls are a great way to kick-start your diet into full speed. The “no bake” rolls here are just as delicious as the ones you’ll find on the menu at popular Asian restaurants, and they are boosted with…

Great Gifting

Something Special for Everyone on Your Holiday Wishlist

Sweet Gatherings

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat granulated and brown sugars, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until creamy. Stir in flour, 1 tablespoon coffee granules, the baking soda and salt. Stir in pecans and chocolate chunks.

Winter Romance

From the moment Mallory and Jackson got engaged they knew they wanted their wedding to be special; a beautiful reflection of their individual personalities coming together in a perfect union. However, with family flying in from Nashville, Tennesse for the big day and both bride and groom having busy work schedules, planning their dream wedding became much more of an…

A Mother’s Love

They say it takes a village to raise a child; and that is certainly true. Motherhood is a tremendously wonderful journey brimming with endless love, laughter, happiness and small but cherished moments that make up a lifetime of precious memories. Yet, at times, this journey can also be confusing, overwhelming and a little bit lonely without a clear guide book…

Finding a Happily Ever After

When Lauren Daniels was 35, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time of her diagnosis, Daniels, a North Scottsdale resident, had kids who ranged from 1 to 11 years old. And although she had to have a difficult three surgeries in four months, Daniels credits her husband, Sean, her family and her friends with giving her the strength…

Housing Hope

Denise Resnik is dedicated to providing solutions. When her son Matthew was diagnosed with autism 23 years ago, Resnik set out to learn as much as she could about the developmental disorder, and quickly realized that she couldn’t do it alone. So, she co-founded the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) three years after her son was born. And…

Tailgating Treasures

Football and beer are one of those “made for each other” combos that go together like peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, and Arizona and sunshine. While beer fans certainly don’t need an excuse to quaff their favorite beverage any other time of the year, when the temperatures start to (finally) drop and their favorite teams are hitting the…

Jerome Sips and Spirits

Jerome, Arizona, is a tiny mountain town that was once home to the most productive copper mine in the world back in the early 1900s. The wealth from the mine brought thousands to Jerome, and with it a slew of bars, bandits and other unsavory types, earning the city the nickname of "the wickedest town of the West." Even more,…