The Women Who Inspire Us

 Makenzie Marzluff  Founder, Delighted by Hummus  Makenzie Marzluff started with a healthy cookie-dough dip for a Super Bowl party using chickpeas and other sweet ingredients, and after a year of popularity amongst friends, she decided it was time to bring the first dessert hummus to others. 

Dr. Vershalee Shukla Draws Inspiration from her Patients and Provides Innovative Treatments

The Vincere Cancer Center in Scottsdale is a tranquil place filled with hope and support for its patients. State-of-the-art equipment coupled with a personal and customized patient approach makes each person who enters feel that their individual needs will not only be met but exceeded.

Women, We Celebrate You!

Every year on May 1, I celebrate what many of you know as “May Day.” I honor my mother on this day each year by bringing her a fresh bouquet of flowers. This is my way of expressing my gratitude for all the wonderful life lessons she has taught me and continues to teach me … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Gateway Academy Spring Fashion Show for Autism Awareness Gateway Academy, which serves twice-exceptional students who have Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism, hosted a student spring fashion show in April at Gateway’s Phoenix campus to celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month. The school offered a small breakfast for attendees, and then dozens of students from first through 12th grades … 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.

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

AZ on the Rocks Offers Custom Women’s Workout

AZ on the Rocks offers a workout that both challenges and improves your climbing technique. Once a month, they partner with the Arizona Women’s Climbing Coalition to host Women on the Rocks, and the workout is specifically geared toward those looking to work with other women in a supportive environment, focused on strength and fitness. Partaking in this popular activity promotes…

Canyon Ranch Offers a Perfect Girlfriends’ Getaway

When it comes to the perfect getaway to take with girlfriends, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your healthy lifestyle to indulge in the fun and abundance a vacation often brings. Enter Canyon Ranch.

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Vivienne Gellert Has Redefined how the Community Can Help the Homeless

When a young entrepreneur and aspiring medical professional saw an overwhelming need in the community to assist the homeless, she shifted gears toward a future in philanthropic entrepreneurship with an important mission.

The Annual Junior League Rummage Sale Shares a Passion for Reusing with its Community

The Junior League of Phoenix hosted its 82nd Annual Rummage Sale at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 23. As one of JLP’s signature fundraisers, the Rummage Sale is “Arizona’s Largest Garage Sale,” which provides shoppers with an opportunity to purchase an array of new and gently used items across 23 departments at deeply discounted prices. The Rummage Sale is…

Hickman’s Family Farms, an Eco-Friendly Staple in the Community

Hickman's Family Farm cares about the community it serves and has for 75 years. In fact, the company is consistently innovating its packaging and processing to go the "egg-stra" mile.

Embracing an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

It’s that time of year: the weather is nice, our beautiful desert and colorful flowers are in bloom, and we get the opportunity to truly enjoy our environment here in North Scottsdale. Let’s count our blessings and give love back to our surroundings. Before we dive into this issue focused on all things eco-friendly, I would quickly … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Starr Band to Phoenix Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26 at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart.   “My dream has always been, … Continued

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. 

Vertex Wealth Discusses Benefits of Eco-Friendly Investing

When building a portfolio for your investments, do you consider what the companies you invest in stand for? At Vertex Wealth, ecological factors are taken into account when helping clients make sound investments that are also socially and ecologically conscious. Kirk G. Kaprelian, CFP, ChFC, private wealth adviser, explains how to create the ideal portfolio to accomplish these goals.

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. 

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

New Technology Enhances Experience at Desert Mountain

Craig Mitchell, creator of Desert Innovative Map Technology, knew the importance of understanding surroundings to optimize the hiking experience. A hiking enthusiast and tech-minded individual himself, his idea for this product came from a demand for a consistent way to obtain information while hiking. 

Farm & Craft Takes Freshness to a New Level

A modern farm with a contemporary twist exists in North Scottsdale. Farm & Craft is a mecca for ecological enthusiasts. Focused on healthy and sustainable food in a community-style atmosphere, the idea behind the concept was a passion for the health-conscious eater as well as the non-discriminate.

Voila French Bistro Combines Comfort and Class

Ségolène Gros and her husband, executive chef Jean-Christophe Gros, frequently traveled to Scottsdale from their home in France because of the warm and welcoming community and beautiful scenery. Each time they came, their stay became increasingly extended, until eventually, they decided to bring the cuisine and comforts of their home to Scottsdale permanently. 

Sonora West Development Showcases Custom Homes with Clever Craftsmanship

A clean, modern design that encompasses soft, earthy tones is key in successful design of a custom home.

Candelaria Captures the Essence of Different Design Styles and Shows How to Approach Each

When it comes to approaching a home's look and feel, Candelaria Design understands that cohesive ambiance that begins outdoors and filters to the interior is key. From color palettes and door and window design to blending textures and materials, choosing a style for the home can determine how items are chosen and how architecture is approached, leaving the owner with…

Crystal Falls Pools Adds Amazing Lighting Elements to Any Outdoor Space

Owner Mike Cohen describes Crystal Falls Pools, Inc. as an all-encompassing pool service company. From service and repair to a full design and build division, they create unique backyard transformations for clients. An emphasis on special lighting is key in making sure each project has a cohesive ambiance and fully integrates with pool automation to make everything user-friendly.

Home Is Where the Heart Is…

…or where you hang your hat. We all know the sayings. Coming home is our greatest comfort and often the highlight of our days. The larger goal is to feel that sense of warmth and nostalgia within the community we call home. In North Scottsdale, there are numerous ways to focus on what makes this a … Continued

Taliesin West Continues to Be a Scottsdale Staple that Combines Culture, Art and Architecture

Atop the mountains in North Scottsdale is a sprawling property with sweeping views and captivating architecture. Once the winter residence of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West has been a point of interest in the area since it was built in 1937. 

March 2019 Around Town

Fellow Osteria Opens in Scottsdale Housed inside a stylish-yet-welcoming indoor-outdoor space at SkySong, Fellow Osteria brings an authentic Italian osteria menu and vibe to the heart of Scottsdale. Handcrafted by Born & Raised Hospitality, the Valley-based restaurant group behind Clever Koi and Across the Pond, Fellow is the latest culinary and cocktail passion project from … Continued

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. 

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. 

Home Away from Home

Vacation Your Way and Book a Luxurious Vacation Rental for Your Next Getaway Photography provided by HomeAway When you’re determining where to go for your next trip, it can be difficult to decide among sights to see, food to eat and adventures to have. From wine country to the mountain state, we’ve rounded up a … Continued

Wildfire Paints a Picture of a Brighter Future without Poverty

Arizona Community Action Association has been igniting community action to end poverty for more than 50 years. As such, the organization felt it was time for a new name and fresh perspective that better represented its extensive work in the Phoenix community. 

Costume Designer Mathew J. LeFebvre

August Wilson’s Two Trains Running focuses on the crossroads of a revolution. It explores a time of extraordinary change and the ordinary people who get left behind. Produced locally by the Arizona Theatre Company and presented at the Herberger Theater Feb. 14 through March 3, this story is told heavily through visualization of the time period and by character portrayals. 

Recipe Girl’s Creator Lori Lange Shares Her Kitchen Renovation

Lori Lange doesn’t have a background in food, but a college job sparked her passion for entertaining.

Kelsey Montague Brings Street Art to Valley Shopping Centers

Popular street artist and viral sensation Kelsey Montague has been commissioned by real estate property management company Macerich to design and produce unique works of art at its shopping centers in the Phoenix metro area. Macerich is committed to bringing a rich variety of new experiences to guests at its top retail properties across the country, and now more than ever, this includes…

Celebrating the Arts

If there is one thing North Scottsdale knows, it is beautifying through the arts. Keeping with that mantra is our North Scottsdale Lifestyle Arts + Makers Issue. There are so many community businesses and organizations that offer us the chance to explore, indulge and experience the colorful community we live in.  Looking for a farm-to-table … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Artisan Fest at OdySea in the Desert OdySea in the Desert’s popular Artisan Fest continues featuring a celebration of arts every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  =The free event will feature nearly 50 of the top local artists, designers and creators in the state along with a Kids Art Zone … Continued

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.

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Art-Focused Excursions Close to Home

 Arcosanti  Paolo Soleri was an Italian architect with a vision. After studying under Frank Lloyd Wright, he branched out with a unique viewpoint on where the world was headed with population explosion. The urban environments were sprawling, and he felt that society needed a shift in how these environments were being designed.  Arcosanti was the brainchild of Paolo and is…

The Bourbon Cellar

Valley diners looking for a fresh take on steakhouse restaurants can look no further than Bourbon Cellar. Offering lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant brings guests a high-end steakhouse experience in a warm and inviting atmosphere, with an unparalleled menu.

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Kaleidoscope Juice Makes Health a Priority with Nutritious Drinks

From day one, Kaleidoscope Juice's mission has been to nourish every person who comes through their doors with organic cold-pressed juice; high-vibe foods; and an uplifting experience geared toward living happy, purpose-filled lives. 

Golfer Scott Pinckney Achieves Maximum Results with the Right Training

A lifelong golfer, Scott Pinckney picked up the sport of golf at the age of 8 with his career taking off as a pro in Europe soon after graduation from Arizona State University. In 2012, Scott came home to the US and received conditional status on the PGA tour, taking second at state in 2013 and obtaining full web status…

Nutritious and Unique Recipes to Start Your Journey to Better Health

I'm Cori Ashley, a longtime vegetarian, avid home cook and food enthusiast. Eating whole foods and cooking at home are the intertwined foundation of how I live. What can I create that would make me feel satisfied, fulfilled and content? My meals are built on in-season vegetables and fruits because I believe in their unprocessed, seasonal state.

Home by the Sea

California's best-kept secret is a microcosmic masterpiece nestled just 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego. With practically private beaches in the evening and postcard-perfect views of the California coastline during the day, this quaint village is a hospitable host for people and pets of all ages. Del Mar, California, pays special attention to its guests with a variety for traveler's to-do list and easy beach access from Del Mar's downtown…

A New Beginning

Happy 2019, North Scottsdale! For me, the new year signifies a fresh chance to meet goals, try different things and connect with even more members of the community. It is an opportunity for growth and change, and with that comes a healthier mindset. January’s issue is focused on fitness and healthy lifestyle because what better time … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Unveils Renovation Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North has unveiled contemporary new casitas, suites and public spaces marking the completion of a $13 million resort renovation inspired by the natural grandeur of its Sonoran Desert setting. “Everywhere you turn, you are enveloped by amazing natural desert landscape,” … Continued