Kainoa Spenser Knows ‘It’s About the Climb’

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Athletes and their Financial Health

With over 25 years of experience partnering with athletes to assist with their financial goals, David Highmark and his team at Finemark Bank understand the habits, challenges and pressures that finances play in the lives of athletes.

Dancer Zachary Kelley Taps Into His Full Potential

Imagine wanting to dance and feeling like you are an enigma. That was six year old Zachary Kelley, when he realized dance intrigued him. 

Owner of Nicole Anne Yoga Shares her Favorite Products

Nicole Anne Yoga, owned by Nicole Fonovich, has a team of holistic practitioners who offer different types of holistic modalities to help people such as: Yoga, Integral Breath Therapy, Reiki and much more.

Move on the Daley

Megan Daley, of Move on the Daley has an important goal when meeting a new client; to empower and inspire, to get stronger, stay active, and stay out of the doctor’s office.

To New Beginnings!

Ahhhh, a new year, a fresh start. January is the best time to turn over a new leaf and generate new found positivity for personal growth and new beginnings. In keeping with that mindset… you may be seeing our publication for the first time. If that’s the case, welcome to the Lifestyle Family! This is the … Continued

National Quarterback Club’s Legacy Recognition Award™ Recipient Bill Shover

“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he does not mind who gets the credit.” Harry S. Truman said that, and Arizonan Bill Shover has lived it. Shover, a U.S. Army veteran, loving husband, adoring father, little league baseball coach, and community influencer, will receive the National Quarterback Club’s 2019 Legacy…

January 2020 Around Town

Concours in the Hills The 2020 Concours in the Hills will be held on Saturday February 8 and the organizers are hoping to break all the records yet again. Vehicle entries are just $60 while spectators are free. Owners can register at: GIVETOPCHF.org/CONCOURSINTHEHILLS The 100% charity show is owned by Scuderia Southwest, who are also … Continued

Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship’s Starry Knights

Scottsdale area residents gathered at Camelback Vista at Scottsdale Plaza Resort on Friday, October 18 to raise funds for Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship.  This marked the organization's 10th annual Starry Knights and they celebrated with a Havana Nights theme.  Camelot has been providing horsemanship services, free of charge, for children and adults with physical disabilities for … Continued

Diesel Barbershop Opens in Scottsdale

Diesel Barbershop provides an exceptional, reliable, and relaxing haircut experience in an edgy, 21st-century version of a barbershop where men can be themselves. You can enjoy services like the signature "Diesel Plus" (haircut, neck shave, shampoo, scalp massage, hot towel face treatment, and shoulder massage) while watching movies or sports on TV, playing video games, … Continued

Ferrari Club Reception at Penske Racing Museum

The Ferrari Club of America recently held their Annual Meet. With some 700 attending this was the second largest meet ever held. The five days of drives and rallies, track days, a concours and social events, included a cocktail reception hosted by Scottsdale Ferrrai at the fabulous Penske Racing Museum. The guest of honor was none … Continued

60th Phoenix Heart Ball

The 60th Phoenix Heart Ball was held at the Phoenician and raised money for the American Heart Association. Kristine Thompson chaired the event with a theme of “60 Hearts” and to “Know Your Numbers." The money raised helps support heart disease and stroke research.

IYA Medical Grand Opening

IYA Med, Scottsdale's newest medspa, rolled out the blue carpet to celebrate its grand opening with a VIP event. Guests mixed and mingled while enjoying light bites and champagne and learning from the renowned doctors and owners, Dr. Scott Gerrish and Dr. Ayad Agha, how they're harnessing the latest science to help people look and … Continued

Garden Goddess Ferments

Products made by Phoenix’s only fermented foods company, Garden Goddess Ferments, are now available in AJ’s Fine Foods around The Valley, as well as Whole Foods in Tempe. Founder Suzette Smith started making the probiotic-packed recipes in her kitchen over a decade ago. Her unique line includes fermented vegetables known as kraut and fermented beet … Continued

The Arabian Horse Show

The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona announces the return of the largest horse show in the world at WestWorld in Scottsdale. The 65th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Shopping Expo runs Feb. 13 – 23. Arabian horses will compete in a variety of events, and attendees will see exhibits featuring fine art, crafts, clothing … Continued

Escape to Carmel, California

If you’re a fan of Big Little Lies, you’ll love indulging in a stunning escape to Carmel, California. Located on the Pacific Coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small beach city on the Monterey Peninsula. It's known for flaunting a fairytale-esque town full of restaurants and niche retailers targeting an affluent audience. 

The 2019 Land Cruiser

The 2019 Land Cruiser is best known for its capability, comfort and class. When I was invited to drive this vehicle it was an easy task, as it’s size and usability with seating for eight was perfect for my family of six. With a retractable fold-away third row, the Land Cruiser is perfect for a family, large or small, allowing…

Complete Your Holiday List with our Gift Guide

Those hard to buy for people on your holiday gift list will be pleasantly surprised to find an eclectic surprise awaiting them this year. An array of unique options for him, her, and even the kids can be found locally, complete with high-end touches, a luxurious feel and lots of sparkles.

Del Mar California, the Ideal Beach Destination

Once you’ve visited Del Mar, California, you understand why the oceanside village’s name means “of the sea.” The Southern California town just 22 miles north of San Diego along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean offers a unique small-town atmosphere known for its beaches, natural landscape and breathtaking ocean views.

December 2019 Around Town

Toca Madera Opens in Scottsdale Toca Madera at Scottsdale Fashion Square officially opened its doors across the street from its sister restaurant, Tocaya Organica, in October.  A favorite amongst LA’s entertainment industry, Toca Madera will provide guests with a polished alternative to nightlife complete with curated music and sophisticated Mexican fare, with a focus on welcoming and encouraging … Continued

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

As cliché as it may be, time really does fly when you’re having fun! We can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle in 2019! The time has come to relish in the holiday season, reflect on this past year and enjoy time with those we love.  There’s a unique perspective that … Continued

Holiday Hot Spot Guide

Good food means a good time when going out on the town with family and friends. Whether going to see holiday lights, or delighting in the beautiful Arizona weather with a local staycation, there are several dining options that are steeped in festive ambiance and delicious holiday fare. 

DIY Holiday Masks with Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics

The holiday season is upon us, and the stress of the season can get to even the most organized individuals. Unwinding after a long day with a self-care routine is key to keeping a healthy glow.

The Social at Lincoln Steakhouse

"The Social" was a fun gathering of community for both Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale. A special thank you to Lincoln Steakhouse for hosting, Nicole Anders for being the Event Coordinator and Scottsdale Ferrari for providing beautiful vehicles, creating a perfect red carpet entrance. Photography by Whitney DiNota, Lindsay Jenks, Josh Weinberg

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Gifts for the Design-Lover

The holiday season is here, and there’s no better way to enhance the home of a design-savvy loved one than with gifts that evoke the spirit of one of the world’s most prolific architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. From solid glass serving trays embedded with Wright’s designs to decorative earrings and throw rugs, there's a stylish … Continued

Debby Gabby Charities Golf Event

Debbie Gaby Charities partnered with McCormick Ranch Golf Club, and some of our favorite golfers, Alice Cooper, Dave Pratt, Ike Davis and other celebrity “golfers”, media personalities, musicians and athletes for a day of friendly competition while raising funds to support The Alice Cooper Solid Rock Foundation, The LovePup Foundation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital in … Continued

Candytopia at Scottsdale Quarter

Candytopia Scottsdale will feature the most popular attractions from its past locations including a marshmallow pit filled with over 250,000 foam marshmallows; an underwater-themed wonderland with fantastical candy-covered sea creatures; a rainbow-filled room with flying unicorn pigs and confetti explosions galore, along with many more sweet surprises. Candytopia will also feature new elements inspired by … Continued

Fourth Annual Sip, Shop & Style Event

Saks Fifth Avenue and Mom Style Lab hosted their annual “Sip, Shop & Style,” highlighting the latest in fall style and capsule wardrobes. Valley fashionistas and influencers were in attendance to enjoy a fashion show and presentation by Mom Style Lab’s Angela Keller, plus beauty tips from celebrity makeup artist & Saks’ beauty advisor Lisa … Continued

Childhelp Drive the Dream Kick-Off Event

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children, celebrated the annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala Kick-off Party on Oct.16, 2019. Ivy Ciolli, this year’s chair, along with vice-chairs Dru Hammer and Jacqueline Nerguizian, hosted the kick-off at the OTTO Car Club in North Scottsdale.

McNight to Remember Gala Chairmen Discuss Importance of Organization

The McNight to Remember Gala was held in November with a theme of 'Around the World in 80 Days.' The Gala was presented by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, exploring international escapades and intrigue, including Victorian ambiance and a whirlwind expedition inspired by the global travels of Englishman Phileas Fogg. A gourmet dinner, silent auction and the possibility to win a fabulous…

Avery Lane Uses Consignment to Raise Funds for Charity

While there are many successful ways to raise money for charity, there is often little effort made to look outside the box for fresh concepts that could yield tremendous results.  

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Coal Mine Canyon

When reflecting on the past year and all there is to be thankful for, a beautiful backdrop and serene surroundings can enhance this nostalgic time.

The Ram 3500 Larmie Longhorn

Growing up in Arizona, large trucks have always been a part of my world. Our life consisted of the outdoors, camping, horses and more, so when I was invited to try out the 2019 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 Long Box I was no stranger to maneuvering this big beautiful beast.

Charleston’s Adds Warmth to their Menu for Fall

Holiday traditions are steeped in familiarity and mouth-watering food around the table. Charleston's is a known name in the Valley and offers a plethora of delicious fall favorites with an ambiance that is meant for family togetherness.

Scottsdale City Ballet

The weather is becoming crisp, and outdoor festivals and activities are abundant in Scottsdale. The Scottsdale City Ballet hopes to bring an air of elegance and classic dance to the area with performances by a company that will truly immerse itself in the community. 

November 2019 Around Town

Kylie Rowand Foundation Event On Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m., the Kylie Rowand Foundation, a nonprofit that supports and fights for children with cancer, is hosting an event at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. It will be an amazing night getting to know donors/advocates that have been supporting the foundation and assisted in all … Continued

Thank You, Gracias, Merci, Danke, Grazi!

We want to take a minute to say thank you. Thank you to all the inspiring people of our community. It never ceases to amaze me how many truly great people and organizations we have right here in our community. We are consistently blown away by all of the endless philanthropic efforts, charity and nonprofit … Continued

Modern Yoga Owners Speak to Their Inspirations

John and Nicole Salisbury are co-owners of Modern Yoga, a vinyasa studio located in the heart of McCormick Ranch. With more than 60 weekly classes for all levels of yoga practitioners, they pride themselves on operating a family-owned studio with the philosophy that yoga is for everyone, even if you can’t touch your toes.

FineMark End of Year Tips

As we begin to think about the upcoming holiday season, it is also a good time to think about year-end financial planning. Here are five suggestions from FineMark National Bank and Trust to help prepare you for a healthy new year. Donate to charity. Review your investments. Revisit your estate plan. Gift others. Take your required … Continued

Schubert Insurance and Financial Services Hosted Customer Appreciation Event

Frank Schubert shares that their event is held yearly at a local theater, showing a high demand "new release" movie as a way to thank their customers. He partners with Matt Cottle of Stuttering King Bakery who provides gourmet cookies for the event. Challenged with autism, Matt and Frank team up to support SARRC dedicated to … Continued

JDRF Promise Ball Gala

The JDRF Arizona chapter will host its 19th annual Promise Ball Gala to help fund a cure for Type 1 diabetes. The black-tie fundraiser themed “Unstoppable Now” is held at the Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, and it includes live and silent auctions, dinner and entertainment. Last year, the chapter raised more than $2 … Continued

Luxury Architecture Firm Candelaria Design Celebrates 20 Years

Candelaria Design Associates (CDA), one of the leading custom luxury architecture firms in the U.S., recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary at El Chorro, the firm’s signature restaurant renovation project in Paradise Valley. Principal Mark Candelaria has a growing firm with the recent addition of an all-female partner line-up including Evelyn Jung, Meredith Thomson and Vivia Ayala.

Toy Barn—The Perfect Place for Big Holiday Gifts

It's the holiday season, and while purchasing those large ticket items you've been dreaming of all year sounds appealing, where is the best place to house everything from a luxury car to a high-end boat? 

The Perfect Dinner Party

The holidays spark an interest in abundance and all that glitters. Hosting a posh dinner party can be exciting but seem like a daunting task. Adding a personal chef and event planner to the mix means helping your guests feel at home with elegance and warmth, coupling a delicious meal with on-point ambiance.

North Scottsdale Lifestyle Honors Cover Girl Renee Parsons

North Scottsdale Lifestyle celebrated our September cover girl, Renee Parsons, at an event at Scottsdale National Golf Club, one of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs owned by Renee and her husband, Bob Parsons. Renee’s vision for PXG Apparel, a fashion-forward, edgy golf clothing and accessories line for men and women, made her a perfect … Continued

Letitia Frye’s Inspirational Journey

Known as the"'Auctiontainer," a nickname given to her by Alice Cooper, Letitia Frye is a leader in her industry for giving each event her innovative flare that has become the trademark of her career.  Although her impressive resume speaks for itself, it is her passion for helping others, and the path she has overcome to find happiness and success, that truly…

Great Wolf Lodge Opens in Scottsdale

Hear that howl? The Talking Stick Entertainment District is making a splash with the grand opening of Great Wolf Lodge. Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts.

Tool Frontman’s Merkin Vineyards brings Perfect Pairings to Scottsdale

Lead singer of rock bands Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, Maynard Keenan recently opened a tasting room for his northern Arizona wineries, Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars, in downtown Scottsdale. Merkin Vineyards gives locals a rare opportunity to experience the fruits of Keenan's labor by allowing them to taste a diverse selection of wines from around Arizona. 

Escape to Tanque Verde Ranch

If you dream of riding off into the sunset via horseback, you’ll find deep satisfaction and immense tranquility at what’s dubbed one of the best dude ranches in the country: Tanque Verde. Founded in 1868 and nestled at the base of the Rincon Mountains in Tucson, sits an escape boasting stunning southwest charm. It’s the ultimate spot for a unique…