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.

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.

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

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.

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 Photos by Haute Photography and Videography.

ALS Bite Nite

ALS Bite Nite on Saturday, June 3, raised a record $250,000 and more than 750 guests attended! ALS Bite Nite is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, raise money for a cure and come together for something you care about. 
Photography by Ben Arnold and Brian Flora.

Hash Kitchen Hosts Lifestyle Publication’s 
Connecting with Community 

North Scottsdale Lifestyle and Paradise Valley Lifestyle shared an evening of connecting with fellow partners and guests at the creative breakfast and bar, Hash Kitchen. Taste buds were treated to menu items like caprese skewers, carnitas hash and the BYOBM bar as attendees enjoyed the upbeat atmosphere.

Vino Con Stelle

Richard J Stephenson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Gateway for Cancer Research founder and chairman, and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, CTCA chair, Functional Medicine and Gateway board of directors, hosted “Vino con Stelle” at The Silverleaf Club. The exclusive evening under the stars was inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s "Starry Night." For information on Gateway, visit

notMYkid’s Annual Fundraiser

“Come Fly with Me,” notMYkid’s annual fundraiser, featured a reception, live and silent auctions and Vinum 55 hosted champagne lounge. The program included a tribute video to honorees, award presentation, concert by Sal Valentinetti from America’s Got Talent, dancing, photo booth and Microsoft virtual reality flight simulator.

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Annual Community Breakfast

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) hosted nearly 1,800 guests at the Arizona Biltmore and were joined by individuals with autism and their families, business, community and elected leaders. Revolution: Redefining the Status Quo was the theme of the breakfast co-chaired by longtime supporters Kathy and Mike Bosco.

Arizona Helping Hands

Arizona Helping Hands held their second StandUp Society cocktail party at the beautiful home of Stan and Sharla Godbehere. Seventy-five attendees enjoyed an evening of food from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, entertainment and community. Arizona Helping Hands makes an impact on Arizona’s 17,000-plus children in foster care. For information, visit

HonorHealth Charity Golf Classic Supports Lifesaving Military Training Program

The HonorHealth Charity Golf Classic at Grayhawk Golf Club raised more than $125,000 to support the Military Partnership Program at HonorHealth which provides lifesaving training to military medical personnel and first responders. The 334 golfers who participated enjoyed a fun, scramble-format tournament on the Raptor and Talon courses.

Seventh Annual Esperanca Hope Breakfast

It was an inspiring morning indeed as over 350 guests gathered in support of the organization’s local and global health programs during this eye-opening event featuring a delectable meal, Hope Coffee Counter and touching speeches by Esperanca leaders.

Fifth Annual Notre Dame Prep Art Showcase

An afternoon of art, entertainment and community awaited at Vi at Silverstone as student artists from Notre Dame Prep displayed their artwork in the hallways, hoping to receive one of the prestigious awards for their creations.

Lifestyle Publications and Eddie Merlot’s Meet & Mingle

An evening of food, fun and conversation was graciously hosted by North Scottsdale’s Eddie Merlot’s restaurant. Lifestyle Publications' partners and guests got an opportunity to connect in a casual, but elegant atmosphere on the restaurant's patio.

Twenty-third Annual Celebrity Fight Night

Stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa for this fabulous black-tie event honoring the life of Muhammad Ali. Celebrities in attendance included emcee Reba McEntire, Harrison Ford, Sharon Stone and many others.

24th Annual Beach Ball

Guests were able to “Escape to the Cape” this year at Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s grandest soiree, held at Scottsdale Hanger One, as they sailed away to another world with a lavish cocktail reception, Cape Cod-Style Clam Bake and inspiring evening program.

Van Dyke Aesthetics Open House

The open house was a huge success! Thank you to all of our current and new patients for attending, and for the vendors who helped educate our patients. We are proud to say that we raised over $10,000 for JDRF!

58th Annual Heart Ball Kick-Off Soiree

Heart Ball Committee members and guests adorned in exquisite designer fashions gathered together to kick-off a year of raising funds and awareness to battle heart disease and stroke while enjoying a sumptuous breakfast, fashion show and entertainment. Photography Scott Foust

Taste of Four Seasons Culinary Event

Valley foodies gathered together at the picturesque Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort at Troon North for this culinary extravaganza featuring specialty cocktails, light bites and a chance to chat with Chef Chuck Kazmer.

YWCA 23rd Annual Tribute to Leadership Gala

Members of the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix and local supporters headed to The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch for an evening dedicated to recognizing the outstanding individuals that make our community a better place to live and work.

SSBTR’s 10th Annual Charity Gala

The University of Arizona College of Medicine hosted this wonderful event benefitting Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research. Students, physicians and brain tumor survivors all came dressed in their best to join together for a night of Old Hollywood-themed fun for a great cause.

Tommy Bahama’s IslandZone Event

Tommy Bahama and CEO Doug Wood welcomed guests into the IslandZone, a spectacular party at the beautifully 
remodeled Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store at Kierland Commons to celebrate their newest golf ambassador, 
PGA player Ricky Barnes. Photography by Miachelle DePiano

Super Ball 2017: Where Rhinestones Meet the Red Zone

Assistance In Healthcare (AIH) presented its 3rd Annual Super Ball homecoming gala in grand fashion with a lavish 
cocktail party featuring wine and cheese tastings, a decadent dinner, thrilling live entertainment and raffle prizes, 
all benefitting Valley cancer patients. Photography by Lori Krenzen

Second Annual Dancing for Arizona’s Children

Some of the Valley’s most prominent community leaders twisted, twirled and cha-cha’d to raise money and awareness for the Arizona’s Children Association’s Strengthening Families Fund during an evening filled with vibrant performances and impressive dance moves. Images Courtesy of the Arizona Children's Association

Second Annual Knuckle Ball

This most lavish soiree saw community members gather together for a fabulous evening of delicious cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and live entertainment, hosted by the Joe Niekro Foundation and benefitting Barrow Neurological Institute.

Scottsdale Chamber Recognizes Volunteers for 
Community Service

For the 17th year, the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce honored volunteer leaders who embody the spirit of volunteerism during a fun and lively awards ceremony , combined with the Chamber’s annual membership mixer. Peter Jordan Photography

The Estate Collection and House Anderson’s Holiday Fundraiser

The elegant holiday trunk show and fundraiser saw guests mingle and enjoy signature cocktails, live music, and later in the evening, Christmas carolers, all while perusing the gallery’s bespoke, signature offerings. Photography Beth McRae

Lifestyle Publications “Meet and Eat” Event

RA Sushi graciously hosted both North Scottsdale Lifestyle and Paradise Valley Lifestyle magazine's "Meet and Eat "at their new location on N. Scottsdale Rd. Guests indulged in delicious food on the spacious patio as they enjoyed conversation and making new connections.

31st Annual Sterling Awards

Four very deserving Valley businesses were the proud recipients of the coveted Sterling Awards, presented by the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce during a lively ceremony at the Embassy Suites Resort Scottsdale. Peter Jordan Photography

6th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships

What is sure to go down as the best polo event Arizona has ever hosted, this eight-hour long soiree saw both locals and visitors alike flock to Scottsdale to partake in a day of lively entertainment. Photography Dave Seibert

Scottsdale Art’s Annual ARTrageous Benefit Gala

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts welcomed over 500 guests for this art-filled evening of entertainment headlined by multi-platinum-selling artist Michael Feinstein, and featuring a decadent three-course meal with drinks flowing freely. Photography Casey Sapio

Healthy LifeStars StepUp4Kids Auction Dinner

This positively nourishing event benefitting the LifeStars Challenge, a program aimed to bring awareness to childhood obesity and teach families about fitness and nutrition, saw guests dine on a freshly-prepared dinner and mingle throughout the evening. Dana Gibbons Photography

Arizona Helping Hands Holiday Event

Santa, Mayor Lane and others were on hand to fill Santa’s Sleigh at Arizona Helping Hands on November 30 in partnership with the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. Holiday toys will be provided to thousands by AHH this month.

Sonata’s Pre-Grand Opening Event

The lauded restaurant held a lavish fete to commemorate the opening of its Scottsdale location, complete with sumptuous food and beverage samplings, live music, a red carpet and celebrity sightings. Courtesy of Sonata's Restaurant

Vi at Silverstone “Putt for Charity” Event

Participants competed on behalf of one of the 40 non-profit organizations in attendance at the event after enjoying breakfast, gourmet coffee and the breathtaking surrounds of the premier retirement community.

SMoCA Fall Opening Celebration

A lively crowd gathered at the Museum to celebrate its new season of exhibitions, including Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When It Collapses and Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power.  Chris Loomis Photography 

The Hash Kitchen North Grand Opening Celebration

The Hash Kitchen proudly celebrated their new location with friends, family and brunch aficionados. The grand opening soirée included everything from light breakfast bites like mini s’mores pancakes and waffle tacos to free-flowing champagne and “DIY” Bloody Marys. Photography by Lunatic Lens

Debbie Gaby’s Celebrity Catwalk

The event celebrated its 10th Anniversary with the PURRFECT 10, and yes, it was perfect, with presenting sponsor HonorHealth. Fashions By Dillard’s and local community supporters gathering at the Omi Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Motelucia. Marion Rhoades and Kay & Co. Photography

HopeKids Annual Gala

The private event took place at the home of National Board Members Mark and Bev Nuessle, with all proceeds directly benefitting HopeKids Arizona in providing events and activities for the families of children with life-threatening illnesses. 
Bob Wesolowski Photography.