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

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.

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.

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

OBON Sushi Bar Ramen Opens in McCormick Ranch

OBON Sushi Bar Ramen has come to The Grove, a new shopping and dining destination in Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch neighborhood. OBON was one of the first businesses to open in the new upscale, Santa Barbara-style development center. The new location serves unique interpretations of traditional Japanese dishes with Korean influences.

The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships at Westworld

The 2019 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships returns to Westworld Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.  Enjoy four polo matches, along with VIP field-side seating and VIP tents, party tents, GA experiences and tailgating. Check out the fan-favorite events within the event like the Canine Couture Dog and World’s Longest Cat Walk Fashion Shows plus a Barrett-Jackson 2020 … Continued

Vinum 55 Wine Group

Vinum 55 is a local company with three valley locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler. We are a full-service social wine group that offers the Arizona wine community a variety of personalized wine services from private events and near-cost buying opportunities to professional sommelier services and deductive tasting workshops. Each location offers exclusive members-only events. Visit Vinum55.com … Continued

Medieval Times Brings Good Food and Fun to Scottsdale

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament has opened its 10th castle at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District. Whether celebrating a birthday, organizing a company outing or simply looking for the newest entertainment experience in the Valley, the 80,000-square-foot castle offers an electrifying show that combines jousting, weaponry, horsemanship, falconry and a grand feast.

Bing Hu Designed Loft in SOHO Scottsdale

Astrophotographer Ken Naiff and June Cohen recently moved into a third-floor contemporary loft home designed by Bing Hu in Scottsdale’s first zoned live/work community, SOHO Scottsdale. Although retired, Ken and June had in mind beautiful yet functional living areas from which they could meet and entertain clients and potential clients interested in purchasing Ken’s photography for their … Continued

Arizona Science Center Names Two Lifetime Trustees

Arizona Science Center recently honored two longtime supporters and board members, G. Douglas Young and Michael A. DeBell, with the designation of Lifetime Trustee in recognition of their tireless efforts and transformational impact over their many years of service to the Center.     

Local Nonprofit Raises Record Breaking $700,000 for Children’s Charities

The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club hosted its annual charity sporting competition called Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefitting Children. This year’s event raised a record-breaking amount, garnering more than $700,000 for children’s charities. The 80 teams participated in an Olympiad-style event that included a quarterback challenge, corn hole toss, bocce ball, dodgeball finale and a homerun … Continued

Miss Scottsdale Moves Onto State

The Miss Arizona Organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation devoted to empowering the women of Arizona to achieve their personal and professional goals. Miss Scottsdale 2019, Melody Pierce, will be competing for the job of Miss Arizona June 19–22 where she will promote a social impact initiative of eating disorder recovery and awareness. Follow her journey … Continued

Scottsdale Teen Chosen as a Bank of America Student Leader

Bank of America today announced that five high school students from around the Valley have been selected as Student Leaders. This philanthropic program offers young people an opportunity to build their workforce and leadership skills through a paid summer internship at a local nonprofit. Amongst the five chosen is Sarah Hughner, a Scottsdale resident and graduate … Continued

Dr. Matthew Goetz of Arizona Animal Welfare League Shares Tips

Research suggests humans should do something about how their frazzled feelings affect dogs’ stress levels. We recommend unwinding after work with an activity that makes you both happy. Some dogs are active, and some like the quiet life. Bonding activities that combine your personalities will destress you both. Try reading or visiting a dog park. 

North Scottsdale Lifestyle Kick-Off Event

The Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree was hosted by Ocean 44. This location was the perfect backdrop to celebrate the coming together of Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines under the new direction and ownership of publisher Tammy Fellows. Guests included celebrities and community leaders who enjoyed an evening of fun with raffle proceeds donated to Make-A-Wish … Continued

The Junior League of Phoenix Sixth Annual White Party

The Junior League of Phoenix hosted its sixth annual White Party: A Night at the Races this spring. The derby-inspired evening held at Young’s Market Company raised more than $20,000 to help support the mission of JLP. Guests enjoyed dancing the night away to a DJ, as well as hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a photo booth, … Continued

‘We Are United’ Luncheon Featuring Lisa Ling

Valley of the Sun United Way raised more than $480,000 at its 2019 “We Are United” Luncheon featuring journalist, author and television host Lisa Ling. Ling currently hosts CNN’s This Is Life With Lisa Ling. Proceeds from the luncheon directly benefit the Valley of the Sun United Way’s efforts to eradicate hunger in the classroom.

Cool Summer Rates Make a Splash at JW Marriott Resorts

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa offer staycation options this summer: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa: "Splash Into Summer" JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa: "Casitas & Ritas" JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, Tucson: … Continued

Healing Cross Project

This project came to life after the death of the founder’s son. The mission is to bring light to the devastation everyday human suffering causes. The second annual charity evening, Derrick’s Night, was held this spring, with entertainment provided by The Groove Merchants. Visit HealingCrossProject.com for information on donating, volunteering and reading about this amazing story!

Desert Mountain Celebrates New Growth

Desert Mountain Club has grown to seven golf courses, with new homes being built along No. 7 at Desert Mountain, a championship North Scottsdale par-54 course. To celebrate, homebuilders Cullum Homes, Camelot Homes and Family Development welcomed prospective buyers to the brand-new indoor/outdoor clubhouse at Seven. The evening showcased culinary creations, signature cocktails and electric … Continued

Art Gallery Hosts Pop-Up Exhibitions Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

For years, Spoke Art Gallery has invited artists of all mediums from all over the world to find inspiration in pop culture and cult classics. Its latest show focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art gallery joined forces to host the pop-up art exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” at Taliesin West in … Continued

Gateway for Cancer Research Vino con Stelle Event

Gateway for Cancer Research, an organization dedicated to funding transformational cancer research, hosted its Annual Vino con Stelle Event. Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Richard J Stephenson served as hosts, and IMNA Solutions served as the presenting sponsor. Actress and cancer survivor Brooke Burke served as emcee. Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton entertained guests along with vocal artists The Tenors and Sheléa. 

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Serves Up ‘Steak-cation’ Summer Package

This summer's "Steak-cation" Package, ignited by the searing success of its award-winning restaurant, Lincoln, a JW Steakhouse, is good through Sept. 2. The overnight package includes accommodations in a luxurious, adobe-style casita, a $100 credit to Lincoln, a JW Steakhouse, and resort fee. Lincoln's menu boasts hand-cut prime and wagyu butcher's steaks, seafood and vegetarian options, … Continued

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix Holds Annual Fundraiser

 The 2019 fundraising gala, "And the Beat Goes On…", raised more than $200,000 for the Museum. The event was attended by 440 guests who enjoyed food, drinks, silent and live auctions and entertainment during the program. Funds raised at the gala will go to the Museum’s Every Child Program, providing free or reduced admission to families who are struggling financially.

Celebrity Fight Night

In March, stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night. GRAMMY Award-winning country music star Reba McEntire emceed for her 15th year. The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception, a silent auction, an elegant dinner and a live auction … Continued

Tony La Russa’s Dinner of Champions at Steak 44

Several celebrities attended Dinner of Champions, a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Foundation at Steak 44 in March. Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescues Foundation works for animal welfare by pairing veterans with shelter to service dogs. ARF recently earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for 11 consecutive years.  

Make-a-Wish Arizona Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball raised more than $3 million in a single night. The funds will help grant more than 300 future wishes to Arizona children with critical illnesses. Stephanie Linnenkamp and Amy Walters co-chaired this year’s sold-out event with the theme "Wishes in Bloom." More than 1,000 guests were in attendance. 

Major League Baseball Players Team Up to Strike Out Povery

Major League Baseball players including Nick Ahmed, Chase Anderson, Luke Weaver, Matt Bowman, Zach Duke, Lorenzo Cain, Jay Jackson and Brent Suter gathered at Topgolf in Scottsdale for a fun night of family, golf and charity. Striking Out Poverty builds baseball fields and implements water filtration systems in the Dominican Republic, provides medical care, classrooms … Continued

Hospice of the Valley Art and Wine Auction Gala

AAHA!, An Auction of Heirlooms and Art… and more! netted a record-breaking $358,000 to support Hospice of the Valley charity care and dementia care programs. An elegant crowd of 350 gathered at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn to bid on beautiful paintings and sculptures, fine jewelry, exquisite dining, rare wines, exclusive trips and a precious goldendoodle puppy. 

Drybar’s Founder Receives Award

North Scottsdale native Amy Ross opened Arizona’s first Drybar at Scottsdale Quarter in 2011. There are now five locations across the Valley, giving Amy the honor of having the second most franchises in the nation. Amy was most recently named Franchisee of the Year for embracing Drybar’s core values and exemplifying those through their services and testing new … Continued

Fresh Start Gala

The 23rd Annual Fresh Start Gala presented by Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and US Trust was held in March at The Phoenician. This gala raises critical funds to support programs and services at the Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center, a facility that has been supporting thousands of women and their families, with … Continued

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Spa Earns Exclusive Award

For the 10th year in a row, Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has been awarded four stars from Forbes Travel Guide. The 44,000-square-foot facility includes 27 treatment rooms, a waterfall grotto, a rooftop pool, a state-of-the-art gym and much more. Well & Being is one of only 10 four-star spas in Arizona.

Tomaso’s When in Rome Offers Authentic Italian Dining and Ambiance

Tomaso's When in Rome provides an exquisite Italian night, right here in North Scottsdale. Chef Tomaso Maggiore has been a staple in the Phoenix dining scene for more than 40 years, and his talent shines through. The exclusive wine list, fresh-made pasta and delectable desserts make you feel like you're truly sitting in Italy. 

Pita Jungle Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Healthy Dishes

Pita Jungle was founded by ASU students Bassel Osmani, Nelly Kohsok and Fouad Khodr. They saw a need for more healthy restaurants around campus and set out to make a difference. For its 25th anniversary, Pita Jungle is celebrating the milestone with several unique promotions and specials throughout the year including a throwback menu. 

RUTI Boutique Opens in Scottsdale’s Kierland Commons

Ruti Zisser, an Israeli-American fashion designer, founded RUTI in 2009 to change a woman's relationship with her closet. Ruti's rules for design are: it must be cool, flattering and practical. Ruti has finally come to Scottsdale after many of her clients from the area convinced her that true “Ruti women” live right here in North Scottsdale.