We Love Our Furry Friends!

For many people, pets aren’t just animals to have around the house, they are loyal companions, enthusiastic playmates, dedicated listeners and an integral part of the family. That’s exactly how we feel here at North Scottsdale Lifestyle, so for the September “Pet Issue” we’ve included some inspiring stories about local pet-lovers doing everything they can to say thank you to…

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale’s ‘30 Days of Shopping’ Event at Kohl’s

Thanks to the generosity of Paradise Valley couple Michael and Ellie Ziegler, more than 100 kids got much needed back to school clothing during a shopping spree at Kohl's.

Orangetheory Fitness VIP Grand Opening in Old Town Scottsdale

Orangetheory Fitness has just opened its nineteenth location in the Valley. To celebrate the new location, they hosted an event with raffle prizes, complimentary beer and wine and food samples from local restaurants.

September 2015 Around Town

North Scottsdale Business Leader Appointed to Boys & Girls Clubs Board of Directors The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP recently announced that Jeffrey H. Wolf, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office and North Scottsdale resident, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP). In this role,…

Pet Paradise

Lucky dogs from all over the East Valley are suddenly not so upset when they find out about their owners leaving town. In fact, they are downright looking forward to it, as that means a stay at Scottsdale’s Always Unleashed Pet Resort.

Amazing Grace

In a section of the brilliant North Scottsdale desert lies acres of open fields, where groups of majestic horses stand under the shade of trees, gallop with the beauty of complete freedom, knock each other around in play, and stick their noses curiously over the fence when a human passes by. Here, one is immediately overcome with a sense of…

Simple Works

What two fast-casual restaurants serve breakfast and lunch at two popular retail locations across from one another, consistently serve quality food seven days a week and are run by the same owner? Give up? They’re Chloe’s Corner at Kierland and C3 Kitchen at Scottsdale Quarter.

Paradise Found

Step through the doors of Diva Divine Boutique and enter a true shopper’s heaven. Find colorful racks lined with chic wares throughout this cozy neighborhood boutique—they carry everything from Brighton Bags and accessories to shirts from brands like Splendid, Michael Stars and Tart. In front, catch a ray of sunlight gleaming off the silver on one of their many Alex…

Any Critter Sitter

After eight years spent in the pharmaceutical industry, Melanie Eich knew she wanted something a bit more satisfying out of her career. She had always loved animals, and realized that if she could shift her professional focus towards them, that she was bound to find that sense of satisfaction she felt was missing. With her strong sales background, she refocused…

Foothills Animal Rescue

Rescuers found a yellow Labrador pup with a serious leg injury, most likely caused by being hit by a car. He was under a year old and needed a new hip, months of rehabilitation and a safe foster home where he could heal. Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR) made this all possible by holding a donation drive to cover his care.…

The Healing Power of Animals

Griffin Door, Griffin for short, is a Goldendoodle covered with the most wonderfully soft, fussy golden fur—from his cuddly head down to his cute fluffy paws. He’s 85 pounds of adorable, and absolutely irresistible to any dog lover or child who walks by. But he has a very important job to do, so he’s not always available for his fans…

House Call

I started working for a corporate veterinary clinic right after graduating from veterinary school. While I can say that corporate medicine wasn’t my cup of tea, I did learn a lot in those first two years working solo.