Save the Drama for the Stage

“It’s showtime, folks!” Who spoke those famous words? If you are an avid performing arts fan, you may be raising your jazz hand(s) high, proclaiming, “It’s Joe Gideon in ‘All That Jazz!’” Which means you know your theater, and we are likely kindred spirits salivating over the myriad of live shows in the Valley. From […]

Treat Her Right

Mom, Madre, Matka, Ibu, Mère, Mama — any way you say it, there is no other like a mother. And though time together is usually all a mama needs, thoughtful gifts never hurt. Now is the time to start thinking about the one who carries the nurturing title with pride, love and joy. Mother’s Day […]

Choose. Wear. Return.

They say variety is the spice of life. A beautiful adage, which one may apply to many areas of life, such as the culinary world (tarragon, anyone?) to relationships (no judgment, of course). Yet, for some — say, a certain lifestyle editor — variety immediately conjures up visions of racks upon racks, as in, bring […]

À Votre Santé

Wellness isn’t for the faint of heart. From traditional gyms to healing practices, the wellness market is teeming with endless options to help us live our best lives. Recently, companies offering a mix of unconventional health modalities have surfaced, providing health groupies with additional experiences focused on prevention, preservation, recovery and anti-aging. We rounded up three unique businesses passionate […]

10 Questions with Gayle King

1: What does it mean to you to be recognized as the 39th recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism? I’m very flattered and have to say, when they first told me, I was surprised and said, “Me?” because Walter Cronkite is such an icon and legend that to have my name mentioned in […]

Bag Full of Soul

The countdown is on! Only three days until Superbowl LVII means it’s game time for finalizing your look on the big day. A local luxury designer is scoring big with its new football leather handbag collection, the perfect accessory and conversation piece for Sunday. The idea came to life when Soul Carrier’s founder, Jennifer Paige Boonlorn, sought […]

A Conversation with Emmy- and Tony-Winning Actress Mary-Louise Parker

You’re coming here soon to receive the 2023 Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arizona Foundation for Women. What does that mean to you?I grew up in Arizona, so it’s especially poignant. Sandra Day O’Connor affected our entire political landscape, not just Arizona. One of my brothers went to ASU, and the other went […]

Creating Culture: Hitting the High Notes 

There’s nothing quite like music-festival life. If you’ve attended a multi-day music fest, you understand the magic. Complex and wild, a music festival can feel like an adult’s happiest place on earth. If you aren’t familiar, it is much more than tunes in an outdoor setting. Yes, live music is the sweet spot of festival life; […]

New Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Director Begins Tenure

Arizona Theatre Company announced that Matt August has officially begun his new role as the Kasser Family Artistic Director of the 55-year-old professional theater company. A distinguished director and educator with more than 27 years of experience, August has worked in diverse markets, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, and LORT (League of Resident Theatres) and Regional Theatres, as well as with […]

Cheers to Creativity — DIY in 2023

New year, new crafty you? There’s something special about immersing yourself in creativity. Especially when you unleash inhibitions, let your hands lead and allow the goodness to flow. Regardless of skill level, artistic ability or age, getting crafty is beneficial for your mind and spirit. There’s no time like a new year to change up old ways in […]