Wedding in the Desert

There is no better way to embrace the natural beauty and charm of the desert than with a Southwestern-inspired wedding. With its majestic mountain views, sweeping desert vistas and array of brightly hued wildflowers and towering cacti, all brought together with a rich history, Arizona offers an ideal destination to say “I do.” However, even … Continued


To me, there isn’t anything more exciting to celebrate in this life than a wedding. To marry the person you will spend the rest of your life with, the vows you speak over one another… it’s such a special moment where promises and hope collide. The elegant Bella Rosa Estate provides a beautiful venue for that very … Continued

The pARTy 2015

Andy Warhol inspired this year's Phoenix Art Museum fundraiser, one of the Valley's most-anticipated events. New this year was a fashion show supported by Neiman Marcus Scottsdale, who featured their 2015 Akris collection. Photos by Haute Photography

The 21st Annual VIVA: A Valley Kids Foundation Benefit

Scottsdale Waterfront Southbridge served as the venue for this semi-formal event with live entertainment and a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds are directly applied to programs served by the Valley Kids Foundation. Photos by ESG Photography

May 2015 Around Town

Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, tasty beverages and more…all for a great cause. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s Connect volunteer group will host its sixth annual “The Big Event” on Saturday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m.

The Clayton on the Park

With a successful entrepreneurial spirit, owners Tom and Jane Frenkel truly have a knack of knowing how to bring new concepts to the Valley. Having moved to Phoenix in 1985, they opened their first beauty mall in downtown Scottsdale. It was a new concept where hairdressers, manicurists, massage therapists and others in the beauty service industry could rent space and…

A Nice Day for a White Out Wedding

 Dream gown? Check. Persnickety florist? Check. Top-notch wedding planner? Check.  Unexpected glitches? Check-Check-Check.  I have attended and participated in many different weddings across the country. Every blessed event had one thing in common: some sort of unforeseen mishap. Amazingly, not one involved a wacky uncle + booze.

Classic Cakes and Confections

For the better part of the last decade, Classic Cakes and Confections has not just been making amazing cakes for events for all over the Arizona and beyond. They have been setting the standard.

Paradise Valley Florist

Suki Jandu, the owner of Paradise Valley Florist, makes stunning arrangements for her clients. She adds a memorable touch to their events, brightens up their homes or sends a touch of love in a bouquet. She’s magic with flowers and finds delight in making people happy. There’s one client in Scottsdale who is particularly grateful for Jandu’s service, compassion and…

Skinny Comfort Food

Surprise your mom by creating a relaxing meal for Mother’s Day, without slaving away in the kitchen. These easy, tasty recipes are updated skinny versions of classic “comfort food.” This updated pot roast masterpiece has all the flavor of mom’s traditional dish but only half the calories, thanks to a few smart skinny substitutions. We use fat-free broth and cornstarch…

Flower Child

Sam Fox certainly has a knack for developing new restaurant concepts that the community will welcome. He’s done it again adding Flower Child to the list of 15 different restaurants under the Fox Restaurant Concepts umbrella.

Capturing Love for a Lifetime

It’s called by many “the most important day of your life.” Many spend thousands of dollars to create a fantasy, a fairy-tale event that will represent everything that is style and perfection to all who see it.