Celebrate Your Home!

Growing up, it seemed like I was always moving. In fact, by the time I was a senior in high school, I had the art of packing down to a science—that is, if I even bothered to unpack at all. Although I have lived in many houses over the years, 11 to be exact, I will always consider my true…

Fourth Annual Notre Dame Prep Art Showcase 
at Vi at Silverstone

It was an afternoon of art, entertainment and community at this inspiring event, which saw students showcasing a grand display of original artwork, with one being honored with the SMoCA Grand Award.

HopeKids Sweethearts Dinner 
at North Ridge Community Church

Volunteers from the church provided an evening of Hope for HopeKids parents as they enjoyed fine cuisine and dancing, all while supporting the families of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Photography by Adam westrope

Around Town

Conceived by North Scottsdale DC Ranch resident, Monica Monson, the Chateau on Central Design Challenge Arizona came to a festive end by naming Robert Burg, of Robert Burg Design, Top Designer for his French-inspired Chateau. Called Arizona’s most unique and sophisticated design challenge to date, and hosted by Monson Luxury Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, The Reveal Party…

Great Heights

Short of moving, it’s virtually impossible to make a small space larger; unless you know all the right design tricks. Lauren Rautbord of Paul Lauren Design Consultants shares her advice on how to transform your tiny dwelling into a grand abode that you’ll love coming home to at the end of the day. Rautbord’s design firm prides itself on making…

High Grounds

Nestled in the exclusive North Scottsdale Desert Highlands community, with sweeping views of Pinnacle Peak Mountain, is a magnificent desert-inspired dwelling with a unique history. Originally designed in the 1980s by renowned architecture firm, Swaback Partners, and led by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice and founding member of both Swaback Partners and Studio V, Vern Swaback, this distinctly contemporary, completely custom…

Modern Marvels

The clean, curved lines and bright tangerine color of this stunning stool will make an instant impression as soon as you walk into the kitchen. The added height makes it a perfect addition to an elevated bar or table. This is one haute-seat!

Homes & Hearts

Positively disruptive! Andrew Bloom has built a brand around doing things differently. Shortly after graduating from ASU and working as a Headstart caseworker and housing advocate for the City of Phoenix, Andrew Bloom dove into the real estate business, where he has been helping shape the Valley’s industry for over three decades now. As a founding partner, in 2002 he…

I’ll Have Another Merlot

That’s Eddie Merlot’s, a new steak and seafood restaurant that opened earlier this year on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak. This well-known establishment takes fine dining to another level with its unprecedented cuisine, superb service and wonderful ambiance.

From Garden to Table

A bouquet of flowers can certainly brighten any room, but did you realize that they can also sweeten your recipes while promoting longevity? Indeed, there are several varieties of edible flowers that can be easily grown in a home garden, or even indoors. Plus, many of these pretty petals come from plants with a long history of anti-aging properties. A…

A Portrait of Mom

Moms, look around your home, at the pictures on your walls. How many of those pictures are of just you? Maybe there are pictures on your walls with you in them, but how long ago were those taken? Look at the photos on your phone. I’ll bet that you are typically the one behind the camera; that you have dozens…