Celebrate Your State!

As summer in Arizona is in full swing—with the heat at its highest during the day, coupled with those monsoons at night—many of us spend our days dreaming of California’s sandy beaches or Colorado’s breezy mountains; anywhere but here. So now seems like the perfect time to put a little reminder out there of what makes our state so great,…

RPM Spin Benefit for A New Leaf Charity

International Criuse & Excursions and RPM Spin co-hosted black light spin classes to raise funds for the nonprofit organization, which provides services for individuals and families in crisis. Photography by Action Media

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year

To raise money for charity, up-and-coming community leaders engaged in a friendly competition for the title, which culminated at Talking Stick Resort with a fabulous soiree celebrating their efforts.

Tilted Earth Festival

Thirteen renowned Northern Arizona wineries converged at Riverfront Park in Cottonwood over the two-day event as 
festival-goers sampled sumptuous wines and enjoyed music by celebrated artists. Photography by Chris McBeth

Chandler Lifestyle’s Good Times Event

Our sister magazine, Chandler Lifestyle, held a fabulous event at Otaku restaurant, which saw businesses and residents 
alike socialize and network as they enjoyed delectable food and specialty drinks. Photography by Tonia Johnston

Around Town

Larry Fitzgerald might be one of football’s greatest players, but off the field he lands a punchline every now and then. Dominick’s Steakhouse will host the 8th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service with performances sure to keep you laughing all night long. On Monday, August 29th guests are invited to a night of comedy and charity while…

The Dream 
Team

Like so many influential groups before them, it seemed as if fate had played a part in bringing the musical duo of Haley Gold and Spencer Bryant together. Growing up on either side of 76th Street in North Scottsdale (hence the name of the band), the girls first met in 5th grade; and upon discovering their mutual love of music,…

Your 
Highness 
of Honey

Emily Brown holds many titles. She’s been the Pennsylvania Honey Queen, the American Honey Queen and is currently resident beekeeper at Butterfly Wonderland, as well as owner of AZ Queen Bee, a bee management company in Scottsdale. But despite wearing many different hats, one thing has remained steadfast in her life: her love of bees.

Creative 
Infusion

Whenever local fused glass artist Jacki Cohen opens her kiln, she takes a deep breath. She never knows just what to expect. “The biggest learning curve is figuring out the kiln,” says Cohen. “You have to keep records. Long lists of what works and what doesn’t. Sometimes you can salvage things.”

La 
Dolce 
Vita

Two international investment bankers, Helen Yung and Jan Wichayanuparp, met by chance in New York City while training with the same company. Seven years later, they started an artisan ice cream business that is now recognized as one of the top ten in the country by USA Today.

Local Flavor

From a culinary perspective, the word “Arizona” immediately brings to mind two things: spicy and salsa. Indeed, Arizona is home to some of the oldest and finest Mexican restaurants, which integrate the harvest of the desert into their spicy menus.

Made with Love

Having, until this last year, spent the entirety of my adult life immersed in the hospitality industry, I have had the opportunity to indulge in some spectacular meals in all sorts of amazing settings. I will be the first to admit that I had been spoiled by being surround by talented chefs who could turn something as mundane as lunchtime…