Key to the Good Life: Gifts & Glitz

To Please a Lady These holiday picks will certainly delight   Gentleman’s Favorites  The perfect additions to a man’s routine   Kids Picks Destined to become daily favorites   Janod Big Cooker Reverso | $279.99 The Gift Shop at Children’s Museum of Phoenix Cooper Cowboy Doll and Clementine Cowgirl Doll | $48 each Arcadia […]

Art Out Loud: Mesa Arts Center Lives, Breathes and Grows in All Forms

By Zenobia Mertel, Contributing Writer A world-class cultural haven is living its mission out loud, showcasing an intersection of arts and community in the heart of downtown Mesa. Situated on a 7-acre campus, Mesa Arts Center welcomes more than 450,000 guests a year as the largest comprehensive arts campus in the Southwest.  Yet there’s more. The […]

Rejoice! Boyce! Visiting the Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Wondrous is the best word to describe the peaceful, well-manicured and extensive landscape of Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Wallace Desert Garden. Located 60 miles east of Phoenix on Route 60, BTA offers visitors an unmatched experience in an exceptional setting.  The arboretum was founded in 1924 by William Boyce Thompson, a mining magnate who recognized […]

On Point South of the Border

Puerto Peñasco can be everything from charming to luxurious I hadn’t been to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora — or Rocky Point, as it’s known to Americans — in more than a decade. So when we were invited to come for a visit by Las Palomas, perhaps the best-known of the large resorts in the community, I thought […]

Key to the Good Life: Oh! Mon Amour

Time to celebrate the season of love Featuring items and services from: VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale Gucci, Scottsdale Fashion Square Monica Mauro Saint Laurent, Scottsdale Fashion Square Joan Dominique, Phoenix Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale Fashion Square Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park Bang & Olufsen, Scottsdale Fashion Square Tito’s Handmade Vodka […]

Veri Peri: Color authority Pantone announces the 2022 Color of the Year

Last December, Pantone,® the global color authority of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri. This dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone was the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2022.  The world is living in transformative times. […]

Tools of Healing

Dr. Robert Kravetz shares fascinating items from his collection of antique medical instruments Dr. Robert Kravetz is a healer, historian and educator. A retired gastroenterologist, he is on the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix. Over the years, Kravetz has amassed a vast personal collection of medical antiques and […]

Tucson Turns up the Holiday Heat

The Old Pueblo blends classic cheer with only-here Baja traditions Suzanne Wright  I  Contributing Writer Picture-perfect Southwestern weather ushers in an enchanted holiday season in Tucson. And the Sonoran borderlands traditions in Arizona’s second-biggest city have a twist all their own. Try these merry and bright happenings with widespread appeal for the whole family.   […]

Luxe Life: Host with the Most

Lory Parson shares the art of entertaining Wife, mom, amateur cook, lover of entertaining — and owner of too many napkins — Lory Parson enjoys hosting friends and family in her Phoenix home. She’s dedicated to bringing back the art of entertaining and sharing it with others. The catalyst for her entertaining blog, “To Have […]

GIFTS! Your Ultimate Guide to the Holidays

From the newest releases to timeless classics, these gift ideas are guaranteed to impress everyone on your list. Relax and enjoy the holiday season knowing everyone on your list is taken care of.