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Aubrie Artiano

About Aubrie Artiano

Originally from Washington D.C., Aubrie recently relocated to Scottsdale from Los Angeles, leaving behind an entertainment career in pursuit of her passion for writing. With a love for anything outdoors, Aubrie is also a self-declared food junkie and extensive blogger.

Worldwide Trend, Glamping, Arrives To Scottsdale

Glamping, Photo: Wolwedans

When one thinks of camping, the phrase “roughing it” typically comes to mind. Flashbacks of faulty supplies, mystery food, bug attacks and the process of “using nature as your bathroom,” tend to prevent people from giving camping a second chance. However, a new trend has emerged that not only accommodate all of your camping needs,… Read More →

Ann Taylor To Open New Concept Store At Kierland Commons

Ann Taylor
August 3, 2012 by in Events | Style

A new Ann Taylor concept store will celebrate its grand opening Friday, August 17, at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale. This will be Arizona’s second Ann Taylor concept store; the first opened last summer in the Chandler Fashion Center. These concept stores are part of the brand’s effort to promote its recently revamped collection, which initially… Read More →

Men’s Summer Fashion: 3 Must-Haves

Sperry, men's summer fashion
July 10, 2012 by in Style

Gentlemen, grab a sharpened No. 2 pencil and a pad of a paper. You’re about to take a crash course in summer fashion. For many men, summer style consists solely of graphic tees, shorts with oversized pockets and faded leather flip-flops. However, this season, men everywhere are emerging from the woodworks in trendy, fashionable items… Read More →

Big Names, Bigger Horsepower: Scottsdale Polo Championships Extravaganza

Scottsdale Polo Championships
July 6, 2012 by in Events

On October 20th, 2012, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Barrett–Jackson, and Scottsdale’s Arabian Horse Show will team up to sponsor the second annual Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses + Horsepower. The event will be hosted by WestWorld’s premiere equestrian center in Scottsdale. Horses + Horsepower has greatly expanded from last year’s inaugural event and will now… Read More →

Happy Hour Hot Spots: Praying Monk

Praying Monk
July 3, 2012 by in Blogs

All hail the beer God: Praying Monk. Happy hour at this new, Scottsdale hot spot is a beer connoisseur’s dream. Enter hipster heaven, L.A. style: Reclaimed-wood-covered walls, leather-upholstered booths and sultry candlelight. As far as first impressions go, Praying Monk makes a very rustic-chic statement. The casual ambiance transports you from the usual Old Town… Read More →

Nail Art, Trends: Summer’s Most Smokin’ Accessory

Nail art
June 27, 2012 by in Style

With hands and feet on full display this season, don’t assume that flowing summer dresses and itsy-bitsy bikinis should top your list of trends to rock. Nail art has easily become one of summer’s must-have accessories, (not to mention the most convenient and affordable way to express your inner fashionista). Best of all, your options… Read More →

Wellness Travel Considered A Necessity To Improve Health

wellness travel

Researchers and consumers alike wholly agree that travel has an overall nurturing effect on the body, mind and spirit. “Wellness vacations” promise peace of mind, true relaxation  and a sense of rejuvenation ― both physical and mental. And given the increasing demands and daily stresses we all try our best to manage, it is no… Read More →

Emerging Designers Compete For Phoenix Fashion Week's "Designer of the Year 2012"

Phoenix Fashion Week, Emerging Designers
June 25, 2012 by in Events | Style

Phoenix Fashion Week’s emerging designers were announced at the Emerging Designer Experiment, all of whom will have the opportunity to launch their brand at the 8th annual Phoenix Fashion Week on October 3-6, 2012 In shelter of the Founder’s Room in the Musical Instruments Museum’s sleek, architecturally modern structure, Phoenix Fashion Week hosted its annual… Read More →

Nonprofit Organization, Duet, To Host Poinsettia Tea Party Fundraiser

poinsettia tea party
June 21, 2012 by in Events

Pinkies up! On December 9th, Duet will be hosting its annual Poinsettia Tea Party. With tickets priced at $70 per person ($37 of which is tax deductible), the 22nd annual Poinsettia Tea Party, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch, is expected to welcome more than 500 guests – all of… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Hottest Spa Events, Specials

Summer Spa Events and Specials
June 13, 2012 by in Escape | Events

The summer heat might have us running for cover, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spoil ourselves. What better way to stay cool than by indulging in some of Scottsdale’s hottest spa events and spa specials? Luxurious spas in and around the greater Phoenix area are coming together to celebrate this blazing season (in the… Read More →

Charming CHARLIE Accessories Boutique Opening 200th Store

charming CHARLIE
June 12, 2012 by in Cool Products | Events | Style

On Tuesday, June 19th, charming CHARLIE will open its 200th store at The District in Desert Ridge Marketplace. To celebrate this milestone, charming CHARLIE will provide a $10 gift card to the first 50 opening day customers. There will also be one drawing every day from June 19th to June 23rd where customers will have… Read More →

The Many Shades Of Tie-Dye: How To Wear It

Tie-Dye Clothing
June 12, 2012 by in Style

Suffering from fashion déjà vu?  With the resurgence of so many fashion blasts from the pasts, it’s a common affliction. This summer season, yet another retired trend has made its way back to the mainstream, emerging unashamedly in every conceivable shape, color and size — tie-dye. This popular fad’s comeback might leave you wondering how, exactly,… Read More →

Packing 101: Weekend Getaways

Packing 101
June 6, 2012 by in Style

With summer’s searing wrath upon us, it’s time to prepare and prioritize your weekend getaway wish list. And whether you’re planning a romantic rendezvous, a trip with the girls or a family expedition, packing wisely is always the challenge. Packing 101: Here are some tips to help you become a more efficient packer: Good things… Read More →

Pinterest Party: A New Type Of Girls Night

Pinterest party
June 5, 2012 by in DIY | Trending

Thanks to Pinterest’s surging popularity, women around the country are enjoying a new, exciting pastime — the Pinterest party. Pinterest party guests pool their creative juices to complete creative projects, discuss various pins from their own personal sites and much more. For those of you sitting there scratching your heads, allow us to introduce you;… Read More →

Meet Calistro Bistro’s New Executive Chef, Gerald Allen

Gerald Allen
June 4, 2012 by in Profiles

Just in time for summer, Calistro California Bistro at Hilton Village has brought on a new Executive Chef, Gerald Allen. We were lucky enough to steal a bit of Gerald’s time and ask him some mouth-watering questions about these delicious new changes. What compelled you to pursue a cooking career? My grandmother cooked for a… Read More →