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 TheMikstaTeam.VIPMtgInc.com.

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 FashionSquare.com/SFSRedevelopment. 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 GatewayCR.org.

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 AZHelpingHands.org.

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. HonorHealth.com/GolfClassic.

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.

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Thousands of Valley residents gathered together at Chase Field in Phoenix decked out in their best and brightest running attire to participate in this fun-filled, family-friendly event benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. CowGirlZen Photography

Dutch Bros. Buck for Kids Event

The always community-minded and philanthropically-driven Dutch Bros. Coffee dedicated their monthly charitable fundraiser for October to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, raising over $35,000 for the organization.

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. Operation Fill-A-Backpack

This year, the company's campaign well surpassed that of last year, providing over 600 homeless children living in A New Leaf's Valley emergency shelters with much-needed back to school supplies.

Second Annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

Halloween spirit once again washes over the Valley in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculpture Ray Villafane, who brings these gorgeous gourds to life in a spellbinding display.

Voices for CASA Children’s Arizona Cardinals Training Camp

Nearly 80 children from foster and group homes received a special day at the training camp, meeting with players, getting autographs and receiving backpacks filled with essential school supplies.

Third Annual Smiles for Charity Event

Patients, friends and supporters of Dr. Grob and Scottsdale Orthodontic Care were treated to a viewing of Ice Age Collision Course, as the practice awarded several orthodontic care gift certificates to organizations throughout North Phoenix and Scottsdale.

RPM Spin Benefit for A New Leaf Charity

International Criuse & Excursions and RPM Spin co-hosted black light spin classes to raise funds for the nonprofit organization, which provides services for individuals and families in crisis. Photography by Action Media

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year

To raise money for charity, up-and-coming community leaders engaged in a friendly competition for the title, which culminated at Talking Stick Resort with a fabulous soiree celebrating their efforts.

Tilted Earth Festival

Thirteen renowned Northern Arizona wineries converged at Riverfront Park in Cottonwood over the two-day event as 
festival-goers sampled sumptuous wines and enjoyed music by celebrated artists. Photography by Chris McBeth

Chandler Lifestyle’s Good Times Event

Our sister magazine, Chandler Lifestyle, held a fabulous event at Otaku restaurant, which saw businesses and residents 
alike socialize and network as they enjoyed delectable food and specialty drinks. Photography by Tonia Johnston