Summertime is an enjoyable season. It’s that time of year when everything slows down just a bit, the kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await.


Many of us spend time cooling down while boating on one of our beautiful Arizona lakes or by taking a drive up north to enjoy the mild temperatures.


Let’s not forget this month we celebrate our nation’s independence, always a fun time to host parties for our friends and family.


In this issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle, you will see the newly renovated kitchen of recipe blogger, Lori Lange – local founder of Her new kitchen boasts a fresh light, bright look and feel which is perfect for entertaining. This gorgeous new kitchen showcases work from local businesses as well, including McKenzie Architectural Kitchens, Cabico Cabinetry, Innovative Wine Cellar Designs, NanaWall Systems and Cactus Stone and Tile.


You will also hear from the Chairs of the Phoenix Theatre Company’s Applause! Gala celebrating the Theatre’s 100th year in operation – WOW!


Learn about local, Hollywood Actor Sean Dillingham and why he loves calling Arizona his home. Some of his projects include his work on the film John Light as well as episodes of Better Call Saul and Yellowstone, Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre, Rattlesnake and a short film for the video game Wasteland 3.


Other fun features this month include ways to create a cool summer look and feel in your home both seasonally or year-round including beautiful art and perfectly framed photography by Pace Art Collective, plus unique and fun summer vintage pieces you can find at Piece and Story Vintage Goods.


We hope you enjoy the July issue and stay cool all summer!


Be grateful, be kind and live well,


Tammy Fellows