Books to Read By Julie Carlson OUT OF THE EASY By Ruta Sepetys Best-selling author Ruta Sepetys gives readers another fantastic novel with all the heroic and villainous characters her work is known for. Out of the Easy is about a young teen named Josie Moraine who has grown up the daughter of a prostitute. The story is set in 1950 in the French Quarter... Read More
Each day before walking into Elements Restaurant at Sanctuary, on the iconic Camelback Mountain, I gear myself up with a vigorous five mile run. There is nothing more mentally honing than a dose of adrenaline each day to combat a busy night on the hot line. Eating clean... Read More
Money Matter: Is it just as easy to love a rich man as a poor man? Experience Will Make You Rich or God Bless the Chick Who’s Got Her Own Dear Lea, I’ve been single for almost seven years and am raising the last of my three children.... Read More
The Dearings chime in: What some of their favorite––and not so favorite––things in the Valley. Johnnie’s Chicago Style Pizza johnnieschicagostylepizza.com (602) 867-0811 Leeann: I am by nature a pizza person. Any pizza is pretty much good pizza in my mind. And I thought I knew every pizza place... Read More
Rising Star: Country music singer-songwriter Destinee Quinn opens up about competing in local beauty pageants, appearing on NBC’s The Voice singing competition, and making it big in Nashville. By Anissa Stringer “The feeling I got while on stage was indescribable.” “People dream of some sort of fame or... Read More
The Scottsdale Arts Festival: Writer Julie Carlson goes behind the scenes of a long-time Valley event
The Scottsdale Arts Festival: Writer Julie Carlson goes behind the scenes of a long-time Valley event. 200 awe-inspiring artists from coast to coast 20 Arizona bands and entertainers to tap your toes to 12 mouth-watering gourmet food trucks 3 smile-inducing days of family-friendly fun Founded in 1971 by... Read More
Inside Dish: Young culinary gun Chef Matthew Grunwald on what it takes to put together a television-ready recipe.
Inside Dish: Young culinary gun Chef Matthew Grunwald on what it takes to put together a television-ready recipe. Matthew Grunwald regularly whips up original recipes for a television audience on Arizona Midday and Valley Dish segments. Since the age of 9, I have been cooking in... Read More
SUNNY WITH 100 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW Sunshine, snowmaking, and a smidgeon of nostalgia during a weekend escape to Arizona Snowbowl It’s been awhile since I considered heading to Flagstaff to ski and even longer since I actually did. A bit odd, considering that back in the day... Read More
Better Beauty:13 BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT REALLY WORK By Sondra Barr How do we know? We tested each of these products out! Moroccanoil Treatment, 3.4 oz. $43 @select beauty retailers moroccanoil.com Leaves hair healthier, shinier, and more manageable. NEUMA Styling Gel, 6.8 oz. $24... Read More
Top Hitter: Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is coming out swinging. Sportswriter Marc David catches up with “Goldy” to get the inside scoop on the new season
Top Hitter Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is coming out swinging. Sportswriter Marc David catches up with “Goldy” to get the inside scoop on the new season. Photos by Jordan Megenhardt Arizona Diamondback fans look back at Paul Goldschmidt’s 2013 season and say, “Wow!” There was plenty... Read More
Play It Again, Sam Patti Jares catches up with “Uncle Sam” to hear what he has playin’. Photo by Patti Jares It’s Saturday night at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, and the Raun Alosi Band is rocking JD’s Lounge. The music is cool and exciting, and the crowd feels... Read More
Heat Up Your Relationship: Get out of your romantic rut: Kristin Caliendo has some ideas about how to spice up your love life
Heat Up Your Relationship Get out of your romantic rut. Kristin Caliendo has some ideas about how to spice up your love life. Are the days of romance over once the I dos are said and the stork swoops in? As our relationships get more complex and our... Read More
20 Spicy V-Day Surprises: These hot gifts for him, her, and both of you will turn up the heat––literally!
20 SPICY V-DAY SURPRISES These hot gifts for him, her, and both of you will turn up the heat––literally! Tabasco Spicy Chocolate, $4.94 @countrystore.tabasco.com Personalized Branding Iron, $40 @tbonebrands.com Sensual Jasmine Vanilla Massage Oil, $16 @bathandbodyworks.com Lacoste Men’s Spicy Cologne––Rouge Energetic Red, $41 @shop.lacoste.com Lulu’s Luscious Chocolate Edible... Read More
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Sunny skies, breathtaking desert landscapes, and a carefree lifestyle are what you can expect to find any time of the year in Scottsdale. It’s much more than just a resort town.
Visitors come to get pampered at some of the most luxurious five-star resorts in the country, and locals stay for the near-perfect weather and plenty of other reasons.
It’s no surprise that the The New York Times named Scottsdale as one of the "hippest and most happening" places in the country, Scottsdale is home to a variety of beautiful nightclubs, restaurants, furnished rentals, hotels, casinos, lounges and bars - what makes Scottsdale such a great place to live is no mystery.
Scottsdale has made a point of preserving its Western history and culture, and creating a strong art community. With a population of over 230,000 and counting, Scottsdale has become regarded as one of the best places to live... Read More