Spring into Flats

It’s the most comfortable footwear trend to walk the runways for quite a while, and we’re here for it! The ballet flat — and creative iterations of the old-is-new-again look — is a welcome, comfortable and stylish footwear must-have that I personally hope doesn’t fade away soon. Iconic and sophisticated, designers paired the versatile shoe […]

Ooh, La La SANDRO and Maje in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Fashion Square will soon welcome Parisian luxury sister brands SANDRO and Maje to its collection of retailers, adding a French twist to its rich repertoire of accessible luxury brands. Maje boutique’s 1,850-square-foot interior will include ceppo flooring, custom plaster finishes, and lighting, showcasing women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear from the brand. Born in Paris […]

New Year, New Festival

The countdown to the Persian New Year is on. Nowruz, the ancient festival that marks the beginning of the Persian New Year and the arrival of spring, begins Feb. 28 in Scottsdale. The sixth annual event is shaping up to be more spectacular than ever, with well-curated, multi-day activities celebrating community and culture — the […]

Flying High

It’s January, which means our incredible weather is the envy of the country, if not most of North America. Sunny days translate to “everything outdoors” in Arizona, with golf topping the list for many as the ultimate way to spend a day, or every day, experiencing paradise. The sport is nothing short of a big […]

Top Toys

The most wonderful time of the year is here — Hanukkah starts tonight, and Christmas is 18 days away. If you haven’t begun making your list and checking it twice, consider this your friendly reminder to get busy. In the spirit of giving, we curated a stellar list of this year’s top toys, sure to […]

10 Questions With… Shuler Hensley

1. You play the title character in Arizona Theatre Company’s new adaptation of “Scrooge! The Musical.” How is this holiday show different from the classic story? It’s interesting how this particular production came to be. Arizona Theatre Company’s artistic director, Matt August, was working with Leslie Bricusse, the composer for the 1970 Albert Finney film […]

Homegrown: Bubble Hustle

Our “Homegrown” series spotlights the stories behind products created in Arizona. Blowing up the event scene since 2019, Alyssa Quigley and Melissa Marquez are the bestie team known for providing sparkle, sizzle and pop to celebrations across the Valley. The self-proclaimed “balloon boss babes” co-own Bubble Hustle, a customizable balloon and décor styling company taking […]

Homegrown: TreCeuticals

Our “Homegrown” series spotlights the stories behind products created in Arizona. It began in 2019, when a conversation between friends evolved into an idea captured on a cocktail napkin. Since then, it has grown into a company changing the game for skincare. TreCeuticals garners attention in the noisy skincare industry with its medical-grade skincare line […]

Meet Your Maker: Liv Tall

Our “Meet Your Maker” series spotlights the stories behind groundbreaking creators in our community. This installment features Angela Zdrale, the founder of Liv Tall. Standing 6’1”, Liv Tall founder Angela Zdrale has fashion industry experience as impressive as her height. Enjoying all things style since childhood, Zdrale knew a career in fashion and retail was […]

EXCLUSIVE: 6 Best-Selling Authors Share What They’re Reading

The Authors Luncheon, one of the biggest literary events in the nation, raises funds for Arizona kidney programs while celebrating writers past and present. This year’s event will feature six renowned authors: Adriana Trigiani, Grace Lin, Sheila Johnson, Susan Casey, Bonnie Garmus and David Baldacci. We have the exclusive on what books they’re currently reading […]