Celebrate your community.

There really is no place like home. Whether it’s the comfort of a home-cooked meal, spending time with beloved friends, dining at a favorite restaurant or visiting a local shop, each of our communities hold something that is near and dear to our hearts. But what really makes a town special is the people that live in it, from your…

Arians Family Foundation Fundraiser

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach and 2014 NFL Coach of the Year Bruce Arians recently hosted his inaugural Arians Family Foundation Fundraiser Dinner at Steak 44. Proceeds from the dinner benefited the Arians Family Foundation and Voices For Casa Children of Maricopa County.

Active 20-30 Club of Scottsdale’s Charity Sporting Competition

Recently, the Active 20-30 Club of Scottsdale hosted a fundraiser called Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefitting Children. Fifty-six teams comprised of real estate agents went head-to-head in multiple competitions at Scottsdale Stadium. Photography by Keeping Focus Photography

August 2015 Around Town

California Pools & Landscape has opened its newest Design Center in the heart of North Scottsdale. Located at 23271 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite A105, on the corner of Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale Rd., the Design Center showcases the newest trends in pools, spas, landscaping, outdoor structures and backyard remodeling. Locally owned and operated since 1988, California Pools & Landscape is…

Doc Hollywood

Without a doubt, Dr. Chris McDaniel wears many hats. From seeing patients in his private practice, producing and directing feature films, and writing songs, books and poetry, this master of all trades balances each role flawlessly while also spending time with his wonderful family. Although his projects are diverse in nature, there is one common connection: passion.

It’s Never Too Late to Plan for College

Some of the biggest mistakes I hear parents of high school students say they’ve made are that they waited too long to start the college search process and didn’t know that it was so involved, or that their child didn’t get accepted to certain schools because they applied too late or didn’t have a strong enough application.

The Perfect Family Getaway

With all the planning that goes into making a vacation memorable, the last thing any parent wants to hear from their kids is “I’m bored.” Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego has quickly become one of the most desirable hotels to visit, and it only takes a few seconds on their location to see why. At Loews Coronado Bay,…

The Collins Touch

When it comes to opening new restaurants and creating delicious meals to satisfy the tastes and lifestyle of the neighborhood, Chris Collins definitely has the touch and talent. As a fourth generation restaurateur, Chef Chris has proven it’s in the blood.

Backyard Oasis

The local, Arizona-based California Pools and Landscape certainly had humble beginnings. Current President Jeremy Smith’s parents started the family-owned company back in 1988. At first, they carried out the business side of it from their living room, transformed their garage into a workshop and housed their first display pool in their backyard before settling on a permanent location for their…

Carefree Coverings

After getting out of the Army, Gary Pelow was a trained engineer with a passion for photography, and never would have envisioned getting into the window covering business, not to mention finding himself living in Arizona. But after starting and running a successful interior design company in Las Vegas for a few years, an opportunity presented itself in the Valley…

Paradise Valley Mothers of Multiples

Twins, triplets and quads, oh my! Having a new baby is always life changing, and at times overwhelming, but having two, three or four at a time can take the joy and happiness, as well as the stress, to a whole new level. Paradise Valley Mothers of Multiples (PVMOM) was founded to help parents of multiples thrive in this challenging,…

Beauty With a Real Body

Owner of Alis Fashion Boutique in Scottsdale and bespoke designer Lana Gerimovich, along with photographer Bethany Garvey, sit on a delicate white leather seat perfectly at ease, ready to discuss their new Beauty with a Real Body Campaign.

Birds on a Wire

One of my dear friends is a painter who sees the world through her amazing artist eyes. When she was the newbie in our neighborhood, her heart was sensitive to how to integrate her family into the community. Driving one day she noticed how birds perched on a telephone wire seemed to choose when to gather, and who to pause…