Celebrate The Arts

It was a bitterly cold December day in Paris, yet the inside of The Louvre was filled with the warm glow of lights and the bustle of people. I remember just standing there in the corridor, absolutely speechless in the presence of such a great work. No, it wasn’t the Mona Lisa, it was something lesser-known to the general public—…

Mountainside Fitness Celebrates 25 Years 
of Exercise and Fitness

The fun-filled event held at Livewire in Downtown Scottsdale saw party-goers revel in live music, delicious food and drinks, and a heartfelt awards ceremony honoring the company's top employees. Photography by Jacob Tyler Dunn.

MD Skin Lounge’s Grand Opening Celebration

The new medical spa celebrated the public grand opening of its new North Scottsdale location with a lavish red 
carpet-themed event featuring sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, a sushi bar, flowing champagne and a thrilling raffle. 
Photography Courtesy of MD Skin Lounge.

Around Town

Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood is now open in Scottsdale at the corner of N. Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak. At Eddie Merlot’s, hospitality and the comfort of their guests is the highest priority, as they pledge to provide the finest service and highest quality foods prepared in world class facilities so their guests will enjoy a memorable…

Dance in Bloom

Surprisingly, the idea for Scottsdale-based Plumb Performing Arts Center was conceived in a small town in Iowa right near the Nebraska border. This is the hometown of the studio’s founder, Lisa Plumb, and the place where she first fell in love with dance. “At the time there was no dance teacher in my town, so my father had to drive…

The Renaissance of Realism

Although realism may depict people and objects as they appear in everyday life, it also has an uncanny ability to tell a story with each exquisitely-rendered detail 
“Realism is a lot like the movies, where it literally pulls you into the scene; or if you’re looking at a portrait, that person comes alive,” says artist Don Clapper. “To me, that’s…

Reel Works

Parents are constantly looking for creative and artistic outlets for their children. From painting and drawing to theater, dance and music, the hope is always to ignite a passion and discover an outlet that will help pave a path toward a lifetime of continued learning, discovery and satisfaction. As an actor moving to Arizona from Los Angeles eleven years ago,…

Taste of Ireland

Tucked away on the southwest corner of Frank Lloyd Wright and the 101 is a quaint Irish restaurant and pub that serves authentic Irish food and craft beer seven days a week. I fell in love with the décor and atmosphere as soon as I entered the restaurant. Decorated with an Old World ambiance to reflect the pubs found in…

Desert Radiance

Nestled in a quiet DC Ranch community is a cozy home with a simple, desert-inspired exterior and landscaping. The homeowners are the Yates—Chicago natives who fell so much in love with North Scottsdale that they decided to make it their second home. “We have always loved Arizona—my husband and I were married there and spent a lot of time vacationing…

Scottsdale Orthodontic Care

In his 25-year career as an orthodontist, Dr. Daniel Grob, D.D.S., M.S., has done more than simply provide top-quality care to his many patients. Grob, who opened Scottsdale Orthodontic Care two years ago after selling his successful orthodontic practice of over two decades in Tucson, is also devoted to changing the way people think about going to the orthodontist. “I…

The Creative Process

I sat there for a couple of hours, doing yoga, eating lunch, thinking about writing this article. What inspires me to paint? Or write songs? The creative process. Hmmm, hmmm.... twiddle, doodle, blank page. Truth is, I don't know how the creative process happens, it just does. There is no one way that my creativity comes to fruition. Sometimes I…