Celebrate Summer Travel!

It was a hot August day—although what day of the week it was I couldn’t tell you—as I stepped off the plane into the bustling airport. My eyes, still blurry with sleep, struggled to read signs in a language I had only studied for six months and my ears strained to hear a familiar voice amid all the chatter floating…

2nd Annual Transformation, Love, Connection (TLC) Dance

The Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain was awash in colorful lights as guests were treated to a "Dancing with the Stars-" themed evening starring nine girls from Florence Crittenton's Therapeutic Group Home. Photography Ben Arnold

MD Skin Lounge Takeover at Drybar Scottsdale Quarter

Luxury medical spa MD Skin Lounge treated Drybar clients to complimentary blowouts all day long, along with skin care tips, product samples and organic juice from Kaleidoscope Juice. Photography The James Agency

Great Escape

OPPOSITE: White Lace Top and Floral Maxi Skirt by Lana Gerimovich; Oliver Smith Custom Bezel Set Diamond Necklace in 18K White Gold with Round Brilliant Cut G Color SI2 Clarity Diamond .62 carats, OSJ Custom Sterling Silver Drop Earrings with Bezel Set 9mm Round Checkerboard Cut Amethyst at Top and Bezel Set 13x9mm Pear Shape Checkerboard Cut Amethyst on Bottom…

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation’s Golf4Smiles Tournament

The much-anticipated event, held at Grayhawk Golf Club in North Scottsdale, saw over 200 golfers come out to raise funds for nearly 30 oral health programs across the Valley. Photography Brian O'Malley

Robbins Brothers One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store, commemorated one year of bling and bliss with a fabulous three-day soiree featuring craft beer and cheese pairings, cake tastings and dance lessons. Photography Robbins Brothers

Around Town

Fresh, local food lovers in North Scottsdale are about to go mad for MAD Greens, as the latest location of this fast-casual restaurant opens in the Scottsdale Horizon Center. The new MAD Greens in North Scottsdale is the sixth Valley location of this farm-fresh restaurant concept specializing in premium made-to-order salads, fresh juices, paninis, wraps and soups. Even tastier, the…

The California Double

We sat on the beach as pro-surfer Damien Hobgood stood in front of us with a welcoming grin. The waves behind him were tumultuous, a stark contrast to his demeanor, as he welcomed and invited everyone to complete the California Double. I immediately got goose bumps all over my body. For those who don’t know, the California Double is an…

Locomotive Lore

Traveling by train is typically viewed as a mode of transportation from a bygone era, but historians must have forgotten to tell that to the operators of the Verde Canyon Railroad. The historical train, which departs from Clarkdale, Arizona (just 30 minutes from Sedona), traverses through 20 miles of breathtaking Arizona landscape. The most striking vintage feature of the train…

Scottsdale RV

Summertime means summer vacation, and for many people the best way to relax and unwind is to venture into the great outdoors. For those who like to bring along some of the comforts of home while camping in style, Scottsdale RV has been there to help for the past 10 years.

Memory Vacations

For many of us, our lives are just so busy that we can't seem to find the time to plan a full-blown, real vacation. You know, escaping for a week or two to a tropical island or taking a cruise to explore the history and culture of other countries. For some of us, mini-vacations are all we can squeeze-in. For…