Celebrate your home.

In the kitchen of my childhood home, hanging right next to the stove, was a small porcelain plate with a picture of a neat white house on it. Above that house engraved in silver were the words “Home Is Where the Heart Is.” For some reason I always loved that little plate, and over the years it grew to be…

November 2015 Around Town

INFOCUS, the photography support organization of the Phoenix Art Museum, has announced that renowned artist, author and educator James Hajicek will receive its 2015 Founders Award. The INFOCUS Founders Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations whose efforts have advanced the cause and improved public awareness of fine art photography in Arizona. Mr. Hajicek will accept the award at the organization’s…

Sportsman’s Dream

Once the home of former Arizona Diamondbacks player Brandon Webb, this stunning Tuscan-inspired estate located in the exclusive Paso Fino community of North Scottsdale is sure to be a grand slam for families looking for private living and a great place to entertain.

Equestrian Allure

Situated on a rolling five-acre lot in North Scottsdale is a magnificent equestrian retreat that flawlessly combines elements of traditional ranch life with modern sophistication to create a true horse lovers paradise. The main house, built in an elegant Santa Barbara style, boasts three bedrooms, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a spacious family room and stunning views of the mountains and…

Newly-Remodeled Scottsdale 
Plaza Resort Says 
‘Home for 
the Holidays’

Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. Along with the inevitable reappearance of decorative Santas and Menorahs, Christmas trees and toys-a-plenty, chances are good at least one relative will appear at the door, ready for some yuletide cheer.

Autumn Ingredients

Beau MacMillan, executive chef of elements restaurant at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort, loves the different seasons and unique ingredients that they bring. Autumn is his favorite, having grown up in Plymouth, Massachusetts — home of the original Thanksgiving. His hard work, dedication and creativity throughout the past 30 years have contributed to his current signature dishes, which use…

Thanksgiving Favorites 
from Chef Beau MacMillan

Having grown up in the home of the first Thanksgiving, Beau MacMillan holds this holiday in special esteem. The Elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort's Executive Chef shares two mouthwatering side dishes that would grace any Thanksgiving table this year.

Interior Motives

Lauren Rautbord did not just choose to be a leader in the design world. She was raised for it from the very beginning. “My mother was always one of Chicago's most stylish and elegant women,” says Rautbord, co-founder of Paul Lauren Design Consultants. “From the time I was a little girl, I noticed all the little things she did to…

The World Race

Christian Shappee, 22, walked through the design studio at Arizona State University just months before graduation when a glimpse of his friend’s project grabbed his attention. She was designing posters for a friend who had joined the World Race. Shappee was unfamiliar with the program so she sat him down and showed him a video clip, not knowing that this…

Contemporary Chic

In 1974, Tom and Sherre Lucas opened Sherre’s in Lincoln Plaza. Over the years, the husband and wife duo have relocated their clothing boutique a few times, expanding it throughout the Scottsdale area and into Tucson.

Home

Childhood homes are much more than our first stop on this earth. They are where we learn our names, take our first steps, come to love our family, and also who we are. My first home was a sturdy ranch in a now aging post-war subdivision. Although it seemed huge and completely familiar to me then, when I drive by…