Escape the Desert Heat By Paige Bailey As lifelong Arizona residents—or “Zonies,” as San Diegans sometimes call us Valley visitors, we relish the chance to go to San Diego to escape the desert heat and temporarily live in a watery world of fun and ocean breezes. Taking a family vacation can sometimes be a challenge, and getting my 16-year-old daughter and 12- and 8-year old... Read More
By Anissa Stringer My daughter, Jessica, and I went geocaching recently. Geocaching.com defines this pastime as a “real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.” That means that you plug a coordinate into a GPS and try to find the item hidden at the coordinate. It sounds easier... Read More
By Scott Bohall Because there are so many engagements and weddings in spring and summer, anniversaries also come up at the same time. Anniversary spending is topping Christmas spending for the first time ever. That’s good news for marriages, as the desire to give gifts usually means the... Read More
Andy Warhol: Portraits exhibit at The Phoenix Art Museum offers a glimpse into the works of an iconic mix master.
Pop Art By Julie Carlson Andy Warhol, like many great artists past and present, has remained one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. He was one of the pioneers of the visual artistic movement known as Pop Art, and ’his work continues to be an... Read More
By Kristin Caliendo Summer camp is a rite of passage for many young children; it’s a time that signals the start of summer and marks a magical journey toward independence. Cherished childhood memories and traditions are formed with every campfire, song, horseback ride, and canoe race as children... Read More
The Bear Facts of Christopher Creek I’ll never forget sitting next to my mother at my father’s funeral. Dad had been a carefree cowboy back in 1935 when he met my mother, a 16-year-old Irish girl living on a farm south of Tempe. Every evening, he’d come riding... Read More
Tax time can certainly drudge up anxiety and most parents start to panic as April 15th gets closer and closer. Doing taxes tends to end up on the back burner, but don’t procrastinate-check out these 5 tips as tax season is just around the corner. 1. Know Your... Read More
Hard Labor Writer Anissa Stringer experiences a trip that gives back. The idea of going on a mission trip can be intimidating. You know that you’re doing a lot of good, but you’re surrounded by people who speak a different language and presented with food you aren’t used... Read More
Romance, with a Touch of Fitness Party planner Jamila Watson sets the stage for a romantic homespun Valentine’s Day. Photo by Scott E. Whitney Photography A Love and Fitness Valentine Ah, Valentine’s Day! Are you looking for a new way to celebrate with your loved one? Why not... Read More
Hot and Heavy Look to the February and March skies for a glimpse of the goddess! With 2015 well underway, it’s time to look to our Arizona skies for some amazing sights. The month of February is that special time, when our thoughts turn to romance and images... Read More
The Luck of the Irish M.D. Thalman (aka Dirk) is out to celebrate St. Dirktrick’s Day. Is it just me, or have things gone too far? Ahh, if there were ever a less justified holiday than St. Patrick’s Day, I couldn’t think of... Read More
Five Mystery Ingredients Young culinary gun Chef Matthew Grunwald divulges his top gourmet secret weapons. 1. Light Coconut Milk Creamy and dreamy is right around the corner at the grocery store, and guess what, it’s healthier than using classic heavy cream to thicken a dish. I cannot live... Read More
JANUARY 2015 1 Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions. Start training now for the 11th Annual New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Papago Park Ramadas 9 and 10, 455 N Galvin Parkway at the Zoo, Phoenix. allarizonarunningevents.com 4 The Scottsdale Wedding Walk is a shopping experience... 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