Style Unlocked: The Heart of Holiday Hosting

Walt Disney once said, “There’s no magic in magic. It’s all in the details.” Traci Chandler, owner of Oh Sugar! Event Design + Paperie, agrees. She has been sweating the details since she planned homecoming back in high school.  Today, with her event design company, Chandler creates magic through personal details, ensuring no two events […]

A 2nd Act: Painted Perspective

Melissa Rupoli-Katz didn’t know the title but was immediately drawn to a painting at the inaugural “Hues for Hope” fundraiser. It wasn’t her typical taste in art, being what she describes as Jackson Pollock-like splatters of vibrant colors, but she instantly felt a connection. The painting is the first piece of art guests see when […]

Style Unlocked: The Collection of a Lifetime

From Zuni fetishes to a Matisse, David M. Roche shares stories behind his awe-inspiring art David M. Roche, director and CEO of the Heard Museum, has been guided by his love for American Indian art since he was a boy growing up in Kenilworth, a suburb of Chicago. When he was 8, his parents took […]

Key to the Good Life: Skin Shape-up

Are face workouts for you? Spring is a time of rejuvenation, and skincare is no exception. With beautiful weather and plenty of outdoor activities, spring can inspire you to step up your exercise and skin routines. Hallie Villemez, director of esthetics and lead esthetician at Hi, skin in Uptown Phoenix, offers advice on shaping up […]

Key to the Good Life: Best Fall Face Forward

Expert advice for seasonal skincare Sand, salt, sun, chlorine and the sweltering temperatures in Arizona all take a toll on skin, and we may even be guilty of doing things that actually make our sunscreen less effective and potentially causing even more damage (if you’re wondering what these things may be, you’ll find details at […]

Style Unlocked: Stages of Dress

Clothes help tell the story at Childsplay  For more than four decades, Childsplay has invited young audiences throughout Arizona to “imagine together” and experience high-quality, professional theater. Touring shows at schools, in-house performances at the Herberger Theater, drama academy classes and educational outreach all engage children and families in the magic of theater. But at […]

Charity Spotlight: Offering a Lifeline

A connection of hope for Arizona teens is one call away THE STORY             Teen Lifeline started in 1986 after a TV movie called “Surviving” aired. The prime-time special starring Molly Ringwald was controversial because it was the first time teen suicide was portrayed in such a public way. The movie sparked headlines and was […]

Charity Spotlight: Legacy of Angels

The Pearce Family Foundation makes life easier for families of a child facing a life-threatening disease The Story             Six years ago, Meghan Alfonso started the Pearce Family Foundation to carry on her family’s legacy of making a positive impact on the community.             Her family’s influence on the Valley spans decades. Alfonso’s great-grandfather settled […]

Style Unlocked: The Beauty of Confidence

Veronica Amendola Penzone helps others embrace their own beauty, inside and out Veronica Amendola Penzone has always had a knack for hair. She started styling friends and family in high school, then decided to go to beauty school. “You know, just until I figured out what I really wanted to do,” she laughed. Luckily, with […]