Here’s to Strong Women

Growing up in the Midwest, the saying went, April showers bring May flowers. It’s not quite the same here in Arizona, but the desert is in full bloom, all signs of growth and rebirth. May also is a reminder of the important women in our lives, those who brought us into the world and those who with whom we continue…

Seventh Annual Esperanca Hope Breakfast

It was an inspiring morning indeed as over 350 guests gathered in support of the organization’s local and global health programs during this eye-opening event featuring a delectable meal, Hope Coffee Counter and touching speeches by Esperanca leaders.

Fifth Annual Notre Dame Prep Art Showcase

An afternoon of art, entertainment and community awaited at Vi at Silverstone as student artists from Notre Dame Prep displayed their artwork in the hallways, hoping to receive one of the prestigious awards for their creations.

Lifestyle Publications and Eddie Merlot’s Meet & Mingle

An evening of food, fun and conversation was graciously hosted by North Scottsdale’s Eddie Merlot’s restaurant. Lifestyle Publications' partners and guests got an opportunity to connect in a casual, but elegant atmosphere on the restaurant's patio.

Twenty-third Annual Celebrity Fight Night

Stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa for this fabulous black-tie event honoring the life of Muhammad Ali. Celebrities in attendance included emcee Reba McEntire, Harrison Ford, Sharon Stone and many others.

May 2017 Around Town

Liberty Station, an American Tavern and Smokehouse is now open at 34522 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 180. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Liberty Station will serve American comfort food with regional touches. Acclaimed Executive Chef Michael Hunn and Chef de Cuisine Dan Watts will head the kitchen. The pair has created a menu using many locally-sourced ingredients, which include…

A Desert Love Story

Stylist Lana Gerimovich, Bespoke Designer, Alis Fashion Design / Photographer David Apeji, Assisted By Steven Fellheimer / Model Hanna Bee / Model Subyn Wadsworth / Editorial Design Danielle Accovelli / Makeup Helen DeMun, Ohana an Aveda Concept Salon / Hair Simone Hall, Ohana an Aveda Concept Salon / Cars Scottsdale Ferrari and Maserati, A Penske Automotive Group Dealership / Location…

Inspirational Women of North Scottsdale

A nearly lifelong Scottsdale resident, Kim Bankofier has been involved in the local community in a variety of capacities. “I have a lot of experience in a multitude of activities—from school years at Kiva Elementary, Xavier Prep and U of A to my work involvement at Scottsdale Citizen Magazine, Westworld, Russ Lyon Realty, and currently Vi at Silverstone,” she says.…

All That Glitters

In the three months that Spence Diamonds has been open in the Scottsdale Quarter, the diamond jewelry retailer has already earned a well-deserved reputation for its beautiful selection of engagement rings. While the stereotypical image of the nervous-yet-excited guy who is shopping for an engagement ring for his girlfriend still takes place at Spence Diamonds, Jason Wong says couples are…

For The Love of Leggings

Livia Margulies grew up on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, where movement is a way of life. She walked to the beach, hiked the coast and played in the ocean almost every day. She walked to school, roller-skated for fun and started exercising at the gym when she was 12. People in Rio wear moisture-wicking clothes built for an…

A Lifestyle of Fitness

Kim LaJoye-Redus, owner of Anytime Fitness, started her career selling prosthesis to people who needed total joint replacements. For 15 years, she found it to be very rewarding, but something was missing. So she went back to school and got her master's in kinesiology. Her motivation was to own her own business where she could help and connect with people…

Finding a Family

Arizona’s foster care system is overwhelmed. Presently it finds itself with over 17,000 kids in the system, but less than 700 listed foster homes available. While the majority of those children may be in the system for a short time as the legal process plays itself out, 2,300 children wait patiently, hoping to find their forever families.