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10th Annual Delta Dental Foundation Golf 4 Smiles

Presented by Carrington College at Grayhawk Golf Club, the event raised more than $100,000 and featured interactive holes with free blood pressure checks, massages, the opportunity to “beat the pro” in a silent auction, and even Suns dancers.

Bootleggers Two-Year Anniversary Party

Bootleggers in Phoenix recently celebrated its second anniversary with a festive party featuring barbecue carving stations, Ole Smoky Moonshine, beverages from Uncle Bear’s Brewery and live music followed by a reception in the Speakeasy Room.

July 2015 Around Town

Flower Child, Sam Fox’s healthy fast-casual restaurant recently opened its first Scottsdale location at Shea Boulevard and 90th Street. The latest locale serves farm-to-table fare that’s healthy and served in a happy, fast-casual kitchen. Situated on a bright 3,572-square-foot space and 1,223-square-foot patio, surrounded by windows on every side with sunshine beaming in, the restaurant has the energy of a…

Stay and Play

The ultimate summer paradise awaits at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess with the resort’s “Summer at the Princess” package—a three-month extravaganza for the entire family. Poolside is the place to be during weekends at the Fairmont, with the resort offering a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience at its Sonoran Splash. The adventure-seeking will delight in their SplashRider X-treme, —a spinning, heart-racing water adventure inside…

Desert Glory

Proving that the desert can be much more than miles of barren landscape, one of Arizona’s most breathtaking sites, the Painted Desert, offers an abundance of stunning vistas in an awe-inspiring display of nature’s glory. Vibrant layers of rocks in shades ranging from romantic lavender and deep gray to radiant red, orange and pink create and ever-changing palette of colorful…

Botanical Beauty

If you are like many of us who stay in town during the summer, you may be looking for something new to do while waiting for cooler weather. I recently discovered Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park and recommend you discover it, too.

A New “Kabob” On The Strip

If you like grilled kabobs and Middle Eastern cooking, you are in for a real treat. Four months ago, Chef/Owner Aref Alina, along with his wife Zhaleh, daughters Emma and Nadia and brother Armen, opened a casual Persian restaurant that is not to be missed. Yes, AZ Kabob House has already created a buzz for their healthy, authentic Persian cuisine.

Puppy Belly Deli

Shortly after graduating with a music degree from ASU, Shelly O’Donin found herself living in New York City. There she decided to  pursue another passion--a passion for food--and enrolled in the French Culinary Institute. She knew she wanted to work in a kitchen, but not one under the control of a tyrannical chef with an ego the size of a classic French cookbook.…

As You Wish

Walking through the doors of As You Wish, a pottery painting studio, you are instantly hit with cool, damp air mixed with the smell of clay and paint. One wall of the studio is lined with shelves full of eclectic pottery pieces, ranging from vases to figurines, just waiting for someone with a spark of creativity to come along wielding a…

The Wonder of Our National Parks

When I was a kid, our family vacations followed the same route between Colorado and Minnesota every summer. Our minivan navigated I-80 as it cut through the corn fields of Nebraska, and after recuperating over Godfather’s Pizza and a good night’s sleep at the Super 8 in Grand Island, we headed to Iowa early the next morning before shooting up north to…