Author Archives: Courtney Pedroza

About Courtney Pedroza

Courtney Pedroza is a freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, specializing in photojournalism. She is AZ Big Media's photo intern and has spent the last six years learning photography. Growing up in Scottsdale, she had an interesting crowd to witness and take pictures of, which is why the people are her favorite thing about this city.

Dress professionally as things heat up

It never fails that summers in Scottsdale are hotter than most places. This will never change, but styles will. Every year there is the struggle for what is appropriate to wear as working women who aren’t melting. Alison Goodman is a stylist at Scottsdale Quarter and discussed with us how to dress in the office,… Read More →

In Review: Project Ethos

A catwalk over a rooftop pool surrounded by hanging art set the scene for Project Ethos on Saturday, April 5, at the W Hotel in Scottsdale. Jason Peskin, CEO of Project Ethos, broke the mold of the traditional fashion show nine years ago by adding elements of art and music to complement the unconventional runway.… Read More →

Local’s Choice: The Golden Hour

Arizona Sunset - Future of West Valley

AZ Big Media’s staff is full of Arizona know-it-alls, and we love to gush about everything we love about the Grand Canyon State. We finally created a forum for our staffers to share the wealth on our “Local’s Choice” feature. Arizona is known to be a little rough around the edges, from cacti to cowboys.… Read More →

Color Me Plum and Pink! Here’s How to Stock Your Makeup Bag for Next Season’s Trends

Spring is right around the corner. Sure, you could do your spring-cleaning but why not re-stock your makeup bag to match the season first? Lilly Garfield, CEO of CosBar, and Gloria Banuelos, the Scottsdale CosBar store manager, shared some makeup tips to keep your face trendy this spring. With so much knowledge and great recommendations,… Read More →