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Wardrobe stylist Shannon Campbell takes you behind the scenes of North Valley Magazine’s latest fashion shoot

Close-Up Wardrobe stylist Shannon Campbell takes you behind the scenes of North Valley Magazine’s latest fashion shoot. As a freelance wardrobe stylist, I’m my own boss. I have the unique opportunity to work on many different projects that include live monthly television fashion segments on Fox 10 and Arizona Midday, personalized wardrobe consultations and shopping, and print fashion editorials like the one in this issue.... Read More

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2014 Lexus IS-F: This F grades an A

2014 Lexus IS-F This F grades an A, according to auto writer Greg Rubenstein. One of the oldest strategies for automotive success is to embed a powerful engine into a sedate sedan, thereby creating a stealthy hot rod that’s as fun to drive as it is practical. At... Read More

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An Astounding Conjunction: Dr. Sky on amazing sights to look forward to this season.

An Astounding Conjunction Dr. Sky on amazing sights to look forward to this season. The monsoon continues to wind down, with the promise of cooler weather just around the corner. With summer nearly over and the autumnal equinox on tap, we look to the skies of August and... Read More

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Ask Dirk: A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and hearth.

Ask Dirk A guy’s perspective on matters of the heart and hearth. CHIVALRY AIN’T DEAD Hi Dirk, I recently took a new job. I love everything about the job, except that it’s my first time with a female boss and I keep insulting her by accident. I’m not... Read More

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Arizona Writer Julie Carlson Offers Her Recommendations for Fall Reading

Arizona Writer Julie Carlson Offers Her Recommendations for Fall Reading PLAYED By Liz Fichera Liz Fichera’s debut novel, Hooked, is a romantic novel about high school and the sport of golf. In the sequel, Played, the story centers on Riley, the younger sister of Ryan from Hooked. Readers get... Read More

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Laguna Beach: A quick, romantic oceanside retreat for Valley residents is neither farfetched nor far away.

Laguna Beach A quick, romantic oceanside retreat for Valley residents is neither farfetched nor far away. By Sondra Barr “Not another bracelet,” I thought as I opened my birthday gift from my husband. I shouldn’t complain. It’s B-E-A-utiful, but the times I’ll wear it will be few and... Read More

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Schoolyard Etiquette: Kristin Caliendo encourages you to talk to your children about bullying.

Schoolyard Etiquette Kristin Caliendo encourages you to talk to your children about bullying. As school is back in session, children all over the North Valley are bursting with excitement. All this extreme energy is accompanied by change, which can also ignite emotional insecurities and challenges. Parents, as the... Read More

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The Real Deal: Shantanu Bala is striving to turn the virtual world into something you can touch.

The Real Deal Shantanu Bala is striving to turn the virtual world into something you can touch. By Adam Toren Imagine a future in which virtual worlds of video games are physically tangible, a blind person can “see” through sense of touch, or a military jet pilot can... Read More

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It Always Rains After a Dry Spell: The driest creeks, dustiest storms, least rainfall, and longest drought. Yep, Arizona has ’em all!

It Always Rains After a Dry Spell The driest creeks, dustiest storms, least rainfall, and longest drought. Yep, Arizona has ’em all! By Marshall Trimble It’s that time of the year again when Arizona ranchers like to sit around discussing the dry weather. Each prevaricator likes to claim... Read More

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Straight Shot: Try these three ways to launch the ball in a straight line toward the target.

Straight Shot Try these three ways to launch the ball in a straight line toward the target. By Scott Sackett Many in the game of golf believe there is only one way to hit a straight shot. This is far from true. When club path and impact location... Read More

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The Real Deal: Preowned, estate, used, secondhand vintage, collector—are they the same thing?

The Real Deal Preowned, estate, used, secondhand vintage, collector—are they the same thing? By Scott Bohall With TV shows like Antique Road Show and American Pickers, the interest in previously owned jewelry is increasing each year. Sometimes, the reason is design, sometimes it’s the bargain hunters, and sometimes... Read More

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Entertainment: Coming Soon to the Valley

Entertainment: Coming Soon to the Valley By Sara Goodwin CONCERTS Aug. 9 Justin Timberlake Jobing.com Arena The People’s Choice Award 2014 Favorite Male Artist is coming to the Valley for his 20/20 Experience World Tour. Concertgoers can expect two of his most recent and popular songs, “Mirrors” and... Read More

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Brown is the New Red

Brown is the New Red Garrison Brothers bring the bourbon boom to the Grand Canyon state Rooted in tradition and yet trending at a rapid pace, the barrel-aged spirit of bourbon is experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity, with sales soaring more than 30 percent in recent years.... Read More

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