Celebrate the New Year.


With the New Year upon us, most of us turn our thoughts to resolutions and goals for the months ahead. A majority of these goals have to do with health and fitness. However, most of us struggle with the question “What does it actually mean to be healthy?” Each year it seems as if that question is becoming harder and…

Steven Kretchmer’s Grand Opening Celebration for Scottsdale Flagship Store

The renowned jewelry design firm hosted a VIP party for clients, associates and friends, which included displays of the brand's exquisite designs, a wish list giveaway, authentic Northern Italian cuisine and live music.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s 
Live & Local Charity Event

The organization, along with the Arizona Restaurant Association, brought together some of the Valley's best-loved local restaurants for this fun and lively event featuring delicious food and live entertainment to benefit its programs.

Around Town

Kick off the New Year with a much-loved Arizona tradition, the Annual Fiesta Bowl Parade, held on Saturday, January 2 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Phoenix. This year’s theme will be “Arizona’s Got Game,” as the Fiesta Bowl is known for more than just the two games that it puts on each year. At the Fiesta Bowl, they want to…

Spirit of Sedona

Like a whisper in the wind, 
the spirit of Sedona calls to 
those listening carefully. 
Whether it be a time when they are most in need, feeling stuck or searching for a new way of thinking, each person who visits Sedona is drawn there for a reason. The land’s mystical vortexes have an undeniable hold over those seeking change, healing,…

Champion Spirit

There are hardly words to describe the pure joy and sense of satisfaction one feels when they are doing something they truly love. We all thrive off of doing what makes us happiest, whether it be running outside, cooking an elaborate meal, traveling to foreign countries, or simply reading a good book. But what happens when it’s all taken away?…

American Valet

When Phoenix native Mike Pendergraft began working as a valet at local Valley restaurants in high school, he never thought that four decades later he would still be in the business. However, after finding early success and eventually climbing into a management position, he had a hunch that this was an industry he could make an impact on for years…

Girl Power

A 13-year-old girl traded her dreams of being a doctor for motherhood. Everyone told her she couldn’t do both, and for a while she believed them. Two-years later, at 15, something clicked in her heart and mind when she attended the Girls Rule Foundation’s (GRF) Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold (BBB) event with her basketball team. “After the workshop she said,…

Sensational Smoothies

Daniel Boone is a true entrepreneur. A native Arizonan, he started his career manufacturing artificial silk plants. After seven years, he switched gears and began importing pewter products from Mexico, a business he started out of his garage. Eventually, he and Dominique Neff-Boone grew the business, moved it into a larger space and created a successful pewter home furnishing establishment.…

Food for Thought

For as long as she can remember, Sue Ciccolini has had a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. “I started out as a fashion designer in Los Angeles, and upon relocating to Scottsdale I worked in retail management before starting my family,” Ciccolini says. About 14 years ago, she began searching for a business that would allow her to work from home…

Clean Eats

As an area manager for Arbonne, Sue Ciccolini has seen first-hand how one’s eating habits can have an immensely powerful and positive impact on overall health. The following recipes are among Ciccolini’s favorites, and can be prepared using ingredients found at local grocery stores.

The Power of 30 Minutes

A few months after I welcomed my third child into the world, I decided it was time to get back in shape. I had gained a whopping 40 pounds during my pregnancy, which seems to be the norm for my poor five-foot two-inch frame. I also worked full-time. Needless to say, by month seven or eight, the idea of taking…

Not Just Fun and Games

As children head back to school after winter break, the time set aside for play seems to disappear. According to a survey conducted by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s Let’s Play Initiative, 56 percent of parents say busy schedules are a major barrier to play. Play is an important part of a child’s physical, emotional and social development. In fact, kids…