Happy Holidays!

Coming from a large, New York Italian family, cherished traditions passed down through generations play a large role in celebrating the holidays—think of a five-hour long “Feast of the Seven Fishes” dinner with the entire family on Christmas Eve that lasts well into the night and classic Pantone and coffee while opening presents in the morning.

Debbie Gaby’s Celebrity Catwalk

The event celebrated its 10th Anniversary with the PURRFECT 10, and yes, it was perfect, with presenting sponsor HonorHealth. Fashions By Dillard’s and local community supporters gathering at the Omi Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Motelucia. Marion Rhoades and Kay & Co. Photography

Sonata’s Pre-Grand Opening Event

The lauded restaurant held a lavish fete to commemorate the opening of its Scottsdale location, complete with sumptuous food and beverage samplings, live music, a red carpet and celebrity sightings. Courtesy of Sonata's Restaurant

Vi at Silverstone “Putt for Charity” Event

Participants competed on behalf of one of the 40 non-profit organizations in attendance at the event after enjoying breakfast, gourmet coffee and the breathtaking surrounds of the premier retirement community.

SMoCA Fall Opening Celebration

A lively crowd gathered at the Museum to celebrate its new season of exhibitions, including Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When It Collapses and Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power.  Chris Loomis Photography 

The Hash Kitchen North Grand Opening Celebration

The Hash Kitchen proudly celebrated their new location with friends, family and brunch aficionados. The grand opening soirée included everything from light breakfast bites like mini s’mores pancakes and waffle tacos to free-flowing champagne and “DIY” Bloody Marys. Photography by Lunatic Lens

December 2016 Around Town

The Boulders continues its tradition for celebrating December holidays with holiday décor and sumptuous culinary celebrations. However, during the holidays, too much food and too little sleep can often cause stress and low energy levels. The Spa at the Boulders offers the perfect solution. The new Winter Berry Glow is a pampering treatment to give the skin a luminous, glistening…

Festive Candy Cane Christmas Cake

Christmas is a time of traditions, old and new, and this spectacular Candy Cane Layer Cake is sure to become a new favorite addition to your holiday table. Snowy white peppermint cake layers are nestled between creamy white chocolate frosting tinted festive red and green in the Christmas spirit. Decorated with crushed candy canes, this recipe can easily be baked…

RA Talent

RA Sushi has been a big part of Scottsdale’s restaurant scene for approximately 20 years, after it first debuted in Downtown Scottsdale. Nicholas Mailliard, one of the original owners, helped introduced sushi to Scottsdale, and now, nine states and 27 locations later, RA has proven sushi isn’t just a passing trend but a lasting staple.

Lunch With Chef Michael Press

An abundance of bright, natural sunlight filters in through floor-to-ceiling windows, revealing the breathtaking McDowell Mountains as I sit down for lunch at Tanzy Restaurant in the Scottsdale Quarter. Greeting me is a tastefully-prepared and presented charcuterie board featuring hot Italian coppa, fresh oven roasted tomatoes, marinated olives, Parmesan Reggiano crutons and rosemary mustard. I knew I was in for…

Outwest Interiors

Outwest Interiors offers a wide variety of beautiful, locally-handcrafted and USA-made furniture. Owners Beverly and Robert Sexton, along with son Zack, are proud of their one-of-a-kind designs that fit into many styles, such as contemporary, modern, southwest, Spanish or Arizona. Not only does Outwest Interiors stock these amazing works of art, they can also be custom built to meet your…

Great Gifting

Something Special for Everyone on Your Holiday Wishlist

Sweet Gatherings

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat granulated and brown sugars, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until creamy. Stir in flour, 1 tablespoon coffee granules, the baking soda and salt. Stir in pecans and chocolate chunks.

Winter Romance

From the moment Mallory and Jackson got engaged they knew they wanted their wedding to be special; a beautiful reflection of their individual personalities coming together in a perfect union. However, with family flying in from Nashville, Tennesse for the big day and both bride and groom having busy work schedules, planning their dream wedding became much more of an…