Celebrate Spring!

Spring is the quintessential time for growth and new beginnings, as the newfound warm weather and abundance of sunshine seems to spark a feeling of change, joy and excitement in all. And nothing better represents this time of year than a beautiful blooming garden.

Russo & Steele Collector Automobile Auction

A central component of Scottsdale, Arizona's world-renowned car week events, the lively auction saw a record number 
of automobile enthusiasts in attendance to admire the dizzying array of classic and custom cars on display.

Decantur – The Winery at DC Ranch’s 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration

The fabulous soiree kicked-off with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a complimentary wine tasting, a sampling of light, yet mouthwatering, bites and live music by local artist, Joerdie. Photography Angelica Rodriguez.

Around Town

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel, recently reopened following a massive renovation that took place this summer, transforming the independent resort and revitalizing its amenities. As part of the $10 million renovation, the resort boasts two new restaurants and a bar, a transformed main pool, a significant addition of outdoor meeting and event space, enhanced guest rooms…

Nourishing Body and Soul

Ken Singh’s family has been farming the same piece of land northeast of Thomas and the 101 since 1947. While his father farmed naturally, his uncle adopted the practice of using chemicals, which paid off in the form of profits. However, when a young Ken would goad his father by pointing to his uncle’s productivity, the elder refused to relent.…

True Curacao

My tour of the beautiful Caribbean island began in Willemstad, the island’s capital city, and one with a most eclectic vibe. As the tour group made its way through the buzzing streets, my eyes and ears were filled with the variety of different languages spoken and diversity of people passing by. Willemstad’s waterfront, our first stop, is a great place…

Making Your Herb Garden Grow

Phoenix is usually seen as a barren place. However, horticulturist, landscape consultant and certified arborist, Noelle Johnson, is out to change that. “My passion is to show people how to create beautiful, drought-tolerant gardens using plants that will thrive in our climate,” says Johnson. As the writer behind the blog AZ Plant Lady, (AZPlantLady.com) Johnson shows her readers that, yes,…

Contemporary Cool

It was a lot deemed unbuildable, yet when South Dakota natives Keith and Kristi Hainy first saw the stunning views afforded by this North Scottsdale gem they knew they had to have it. The only challenge was finding a builder that would actually take on the project. As fate would have it, Tom LaBlonde of LaBlonde Home Builders happened to…

All The Right Ingredients

CopperWynd Resort and Club’s recently remodeled restaurant brings just the right ambiance to enhance its exceptional property. Flourish made its début this past December, and has captured the essence of its name ever since, gaining recognition for creating healthy, fresh, superlative cuisine. General Manager, Charles Floyd, couldn’t be more perfect for his position. His charming personality instantly welcomes everyone that…

Fresh From the Garden

1. Place each ball of pizza dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour. 2. Combine kale and olive oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Toss, massaging with hands until every surface of the kale is coated in oil. Set aside while the pizza…

A History of Giving

Childhelp began amidst the glitz and glam of 1950s Hollywood, where founders and friends, Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, were working as actresses on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Show. As fate would have it, in 1969 O’Meara and Fedderson were recruited to perform for our troops overseas and headed out for a typhoon ravaged Tokyo, Japan. One stormy…

New Beginnings

When I was a little girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest, the first signs of spring were always found in the garden. I have fond memories of visiting my grandmother’s house after school and dashing out in the chilly March rain to her backyard to look for the tiniest hints of green emerging from the soggy soil. My grandma,…