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

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…

Fall Fashion Picks

Scottsdale blogger Marlene Srdic covers fashion, beauty and all things luxury on her lifestyle website. She curated her favorite fall finds to share with readers. Take a peek into her glamorous life at

Publisher’s Playlist

Music was a big deal in Mike McMahon’s earlier years. When he grew up, he listened to more albums than singles and wore out "Hotel California" and "Desperado" by the Eagles. Today, the music he listens to is situational. If he’s by the beach, he wants Jimmy Buffet and a beer. If he’s exercising, he wants rock 'n' roll to…

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.

Getting to Know Mallory Buxton, RN, BSN of Solos- Concierge Home Care

Will you tell a little about your background and how you got into the nursing field? I grew up on a farm in South Dakota; my father is a third generation farmer. Being the oldest of three girls, responsibility came naturally to me. I loved the sciences in school, so the medical field was a logical progression for me. My…

Outwest Interiors

Outwest Interiors offers a wide variety of beautiful, locally-handcrafted and USA-made furniture. Owners Beverly and Robert Sexton, along with son Zack, are proud of their one-of-a-kind designs that fit into many styles, such as contemporary, modern, southwest, Spanish or Arizona. Not only does Outwest Interiors stock these amazing works of art, they can also be custom built to meet your…

Chef’s Selections

It’s just a terrific way to start any dining experience. You can customize it to try the many different seasonal cold seafood items with many different sauces. Everyone in the room loves watching them being served because creating a dramatic presentation is just as enjoyable!

Michael Rusconi’s Kitchen Essentials

Carnaroli Rice: “The best for making risotto, but I also use it for different varieties of Paella.” 
Truffles/ White Truffle Oil: “When they would come up the elevator while I was working at Mary Elaine’s at the Phoenician, the whole building would have the aroma of white truffles. I fell in love with truffles that day. One of my all-time…