North Scottsdale Lifestyle Kick-Off Event

The Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree was hosted by Ocean 44. This location was the perfect backdrop to celebrate the coming together of Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines under the new direction and ownership of publisher Tammy Fellows. Guests included celebrities and community leaders who enjoyed an evening of fun with raffle proceeds donated to Make-A-Wish … Continued

The Junior League of Phoenix Sixth Annual White Party

The Junior League of Phoenix hosted its sixth annual White Party: A Night at the Races this spring. The derby-inspired evening held at Young’s Market Company raised more than $20,000 to help support the mission of JLP. Guests enjoyed dancing the night away to a DJ, as well as hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a photo booth, … Continued

‘We Are United’ Luncheon Featuring Lisa Ling

Valley of the Sun United Way raised more than $480,000 at its 2019 “We Are United” Luncheon featuring journalist, author and television host Lisa Ling. Ling currently hosts CNN’s This Is Life With Lisa Ling. Proceeds from the luncheon directly benefit the Valley of the Sun United Way’s efforts to eradicate hunger in the classroom.

Cool Summer Rates Make a Splash at JW Marriott Resorts

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa offer staycation options this summer: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa: "Splash Into Summer" JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa: "Casitas & Ritas" JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, Tucson: … Continued

Healing Cross Project

This project came to life after the death of the founder’s son. The mission is to bring light to the devastation everyday human suffering causes. The second annual charity evening, Derrick’s Night, was held this spring, with entertainment provided by The Groove Merchants. Visit HealingCrossProject.com for information on donating, volunteering and reading about this amazing story!

Desert Mountain Celebrates New Growth

Desert Mountain Club has grown to seven golf courses, with new homes being built along No. 7 at Desert Mountain, a championship North Scottsdale par-54 course. To celebrate, homebuilders Cullum Homes, Camelot Homes and Family Development welcomed prospective buyers to the brand-new indoor/outdoor clubhouse at Seven. The evening showcased culinary creations, signature cocktails and electric … Continued

Art Gallery Hosts Pop-Up Exhibitions Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

For years, Spoke Art Gallery has invited artists of all mediums from all over the world to find inspiration in pop culture and cult classics. Its latest show focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art gallery joined forces to host the pop-up art exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” at Taliesin West in … Continued

Gateway for Cancer Research Vino con Stelle Event

Gateway for Cancer Research, an organization dedicated to funding transformational cancer research, hosted its Annual Vino con Stelle Event. Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Richard J Stephenson served as hosts, and IMNA Solutions served as the presenting sponsor. Actress and cancer survivor Brooke Burke served as emcee. Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton entertained guests along with vocal artists The Tenors and Sheléa. 

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Serves Up ‘Steak-cation’ Summer Package

This summer's "Steak-cation" Package, ignited by the searing success of its award-winning restaurant, Lincoln, a JW Steakhouse, is good through Sept. 2. The overnight package includes accommodations in a luxurious, adobe-style casita, a $100 credit to Lincoln, a JW Steakhouse, and resort fee. Lincoln's menu boasts hand-cut prime and wagyu butcher's steaks, seafood and vegetarian options, … Continued

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix Holds Annual Fundraiser

 The 2019 fundraising gala, "And the Beat Goes On…", raised more than $200,000 for the Museum. The event was attended by 440 guests who enjoyed food, drinks, silent and live auctions and entertainment during the program. Funds raised at the gala will go to the Museum’s Every Child Program, providing free or reduced admission to families who are struggling financially.

Celebrity Fight Night

In March, stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night. GRAMMY Award-winning country music star Reba McEntire emceed for her 15th year. The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception, a silent auction, an elegant dinner and a live auction … Continued

Tony La Russa’s Dinner of Champions at Steak 44

Several celebrities attended Dinner of Champions, a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Foundation at Steak 44 in March. Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescues Foundation works for animal welfare by pairing veterans with shelter to service dogs. ARF recently earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for 11 consecutive years.  

Make-a-Wish Arizona Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball raised more than $3 million in a single night. The funds will help grant more than 300 future wishes to Arizona children with critical illnesses. Stephanie Linnenkamp and Amy Walters co-chaired this year’s sold-out event with the theme "Wishes in Bloom." More than 1,000 guests were in attendance. 

Major League Baseball Players Team Up to Strike Out Povery

Major League Baseball players including Nick Ahmed, Chase Anderson, Luke Weaver, Matt Bowman, Zach Duke, Lorenzo Cain, Jay Jackson and Brent Suter gathered at Topgolf in Scottsdale for a fun night of family, golf and charity. Striking Out Poverty builds baseball fields and implements water filtration systems in the Dominican Republic, provides medical care, classrooms … Continued

Hospice of the Valley Art and Wine Auction Gala

AAHA!, An Auction of Heirlooms and Art… and more! netted a record-breaking $358,000 to support Hospice of the Valley charity care and dementia care programs. An elegant crowd of 350 gathered at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn to bid on beautiful paintings and sculptures, fine jewelry, exquisite dining, rare wines, exclusive trips and a precious goldendoodle puppy. 

Drybar’s Founder Receives Award

North Scottsdale native Amy Ross opened Arizona’s first Drybar at Scottsdale Quarter in 2011. There are now five locations across the Valley, giving Amy the honor of having the second most franchises in the nation. Amy was most recently named Franchisee of the Year for embracing Drybar’s core values and exemplifying those through their services and testing new … Continued

Fresh Start Gala

The 23rd Annual Fresh Start Gala presented by Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and US Trust was held in March at The Phoenician. This gala raises critical funds to support programs and services at the Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center, a facility that has been supporting thousands of women and their families, with … Continued

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Spa Earns Exclusive Award

For the 10th year in a row, Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has been awarded four stars from Forbes Travel Guide. The 44,000-square-foot facility includes 27 treatment rooms, a waterfall grotto, a rooftop pool, a state-of-the-art gym and much more. Well & Being is one of only 10 four-star spas in Arizona.

Tomaso’s When in Rome Offers Authentic Italian Dining and Ambiance

Tomaso's When in Rome provides an exquisite Italian night, right here in North Scottsdale. Chef Tomaso Maggiore has been a staple in the Phoenix dining scene for more than 40 years, and his talent shines through. The exclusive wine list, fresh-made pasta and delectable desserts make you feel like you're truly sitting in Italy. 

Pita Jungle Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Healthy Dishes

Pita Jungle was founded by ASU students Bassel Osmani, Nelly Kohsok and Fouad Khodr. They saw a need for more healthy restaurants around campus and set out to make a difference. For its 25th anniversary, Pita Jungle is celebrating the milestone with several unique promotions and specials throughout the year including a throwback menu. 

RUTI Boutique Opens in Scottsdale’s Kierland Commons

Ruti Zisser, an Israeli-American fashion designer, founded RUTI in 2009 to change a woman's relationship with her closet. Ruti's rules for design are: it must be cool, flattering and practical. Ruti has finally come to Scottsdale after many of her clients from the area convinced her that true “Ruti women” live right here in North Scottsdale. 

North Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine Networking Event

North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazine hosted a networking event in December at Ra Sushi in North Scottsdale. Partners of the publication and other influential members of the community joined us for cocktails and appetizers. A lot of great connections were made among local business owners. 

JDRF Promise Ball Gala

The JDRF Arizona Chapter held its 18th annual Promise Ball Gala and successfully raised more than $2 million to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Nearly 700 society and industry leaders attended. The fundraiser was themed “Together We Shine” and was held at The Phoenician. It included a cocktail reception, live and silent … Continued

Arizona Fine Art Expo

The Arizona Fine Art Expo began on Jan. 11 and runs through March 24 at 26540 N. Scottsdale Road. The event features 124 patron-friendly artist studios where guests have a rare chance to meet the artists; see them in action; and learn about their passion, inspiration and techniques. For more details, visit ArizonaFineArtEXPO.com.

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker Dazzled Audiences in December

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker returned to Symphony Hall in December. The spectacle featured the classic tale of Clara and her nutcracker doll. There were 260 costumes in the show, which required more than 6,500 yards of fabric and more than 100,000 Austrian Swarovski crystals to make the Snow Scene sparkle. Choreography was by Ib Andersen.  … Continued

Hobby Horse Photo Shoot

The Hobby Horse brand has a rich history of providing top-caliber head-to-toe show apparel. The team here at North Scottsdale Lifestyle was honored to be invited, and we are excited to share the beautiful scenery that played home to the Spring 2019 photo shoot.  Photography by Kirstie Marie Photography  

Schubert Insurance and Financial Services Hosts Customer Appreciation Event

Schubert Insurance & Financial Service held its 11th annual Customer Appreciation Event at Harkins Theater. Financially supported charities like Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center were invited. Former SARRC client Matt Cottle, who has overcome the challenges of autism and owns Stuttering King Bakery, attended. Guests received a tasty treat from Matt's Bakery, compliments of … Continued

Second Annual Kierland POP Event Appealed to All Ages

A two-day series of interactive experiences celebrating food, fashion, live music, art and wellness kicked off the holiday season during the second annual Kierland POP experience Nov. 16. The two-day festival took place at Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort. From food, wine and music to interactive art exhibits and fitness, the family-friendly festival appealed … Continued

The Updated La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort

The best gets better this fall as La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort unveils an expansion and update to its design and menu. The September unveiling revealed design elements brought to life by local legend Testani Design. Popular menu items returned, and new additions are offered including a selection of … Continued

Experience the Art of Photo-Worthy Food with Arizona Taste

Gary Voorhees and his daughter, Candace, established Arizona Taste Catering and Event Planning in 1990 to provide premier catering and event planning services for private and corporate clients of all types. Now, as the top caterer in the Valley, Candace says that impeccable attention to detail, along with exquisite cuisine and wines are what Arizona Taste blends to create occasions that…

Joie Boutique Is Ready for Its Closeup

 Article Staci Hauk | Photography Instagram Images: @joie  Since its inception in 2001, Joie has become one of the most sought-after contemporary lifestyle brands. Joie is feminine and effortless clothing for the modern contemporary woman’s lifestyle. Versatile, easy and refined, Joie embodies a carefree beauty that takes her from Monday through the weekend, all year round.  Joie is conveniently located in…

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…

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.