Chula Highlights Seafood & Sustainability

People are often surprised that fresh seafood can be found in the desert. Chula Seafood brings fresh seafood from San Diego to Arizona several times a week in its fleet of refrigerated vans. The seafood is delivered to Chula’s North Scottsdale warehouse for processing and cutting, and then delivered to Chula’s three retail locations and […]

Office Doors: A Day with Jonathan Robles

5 A.M. >> TAKING TIME TO FOCUS I’m an early riser and set aside time in the morning to pray and meditate to get myself focused for the day. Depending on the day and how early my meetings are, I also try to go to the gym for a cardio workout. I check emails before […]

Key to the Good Life: First Impressions

First impressions do matter. And with fall’s cooler weather, it’s a good bet you’ll be flinging your front door open more often. Fortunately, Traci Chandler, the owner of Oh, Sugar! Events + Paperie, shared some curb-boosting tips to put your best house forward. Fall Finesse A wreath is a timeless way to add style to […]

Cover Story: House of Words

“I love opening the door to people who have never been here. They’ve walked by the house a million times, but don’t know what it is,” said Christie Swedbergh, associate director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. “It has a soul of its own.” Built in 1907, the two-story brick cottage is […]

A 2nd Act: Artists Known

The tiny sign beside the painting read, “Artist once known.” This was a departure from the typical “Artist Unknown,” when painters’ names are lost. The difference struck Tricia Loscher. “It gave me goosebumps,” she said. “And it made me realize that everyone and everything has a story. So do museum visitors, especially when their personal […]

Bookmarked: Lawrence Bell

Recommends: “The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between” by Michael Dobbs His Take: “The Arizona Jewish Historical Society is engaged in a capital campaign to create a permanent Holocaust education center here in the Valley. This new project will teach students and the public about the Holocaust and other closely related topics […]

10 Questions With… Audra McDonald

1. What was your “aha” moment when you realized you were meant to be a performer?   I was 7 years old and given a solo in the kids’ church choir. I had to stand up, turn around, face the congregation and sing the solo. I remember the butterflies in my stomach before I sang […]

Style Unlocked: Accessories Are the Moment 

Happy at Home  Creative finds for your sanctuary.   MacKenzie-Childs Beverage Hostess $328 Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix Baccarat Crystal Butterfly |$280 Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix Mini Candy Jar | $280 Busted 2 Bangin, Scottsdale  Gold Metal Leaf Mirror | $204.99 World Market, Glendale Agate Coasters | $34 Arhaus, Biltmore  George […]

Charity Spotlight: Where Jazz Lovers Gather

Organization: The Nash Leadership: Managing director — Steve Maun Executive director — Joel Goldenthal Origin: The Nash is part of Jazz in Arizona, Inc., a nonprofit founded in 1977 to celebrate and build the Valley’s jazz community. Attorney Herb Ely and jazz pianist Joel Goldenthal dreamed of creating a jazz performance venue and education center. […]

Anhelo Brings Fine Dining to Downtown Phoenix

Anhelo is Spanish for desire. To chef Ivan Jacobo, desire applies to the guests, the staff and the experience. “We focus on the full experience from the moment you walk into the restaurant to the moment you leave,” he said. “We offer fine dining, but we like to have fun and create a relaxing environment. […]