Author Archives: Kristine Cannon


Behind The Scenes: Fall Fashion Photo Shoot [PHOTOS]

Fall Fashion Shoot Behind the Scenes
August 27, 2012 by in Behind the Scenes | Style

Herve Leger, RED Valentino, Michael Kors and more — with such fabulous clothing, shoes and accessories from both Nordstrom and Astor & Black, Scottsdale Living teamed up with a fantastic group of people last Thursday, August 23, and camped out for the day at Talking Stick Resort’s Orange Sky for its Fall 2012 issue’s fall… Read More →

Mom Caves Provide Women A Place Of Refuge

Mom Caves, Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

From special spaces to Pinterest parlors, “mom caves” provide women a place of refuge. In France from the 17th to early 19th century, like-minded individuals gathered to engage in enlightened conversation, exchanging ideas and thoughts in art, literature music and philosophy. These gatherings, called salons, were hosted by French women and wives with means within… Read More →

More Men Jump On The Botox Bandwagon

Botox, Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

Botox continues to rank as No. 1 non-surgical cosmetic procedure, with men jumping on the bandwagon as well. It continues to be the No. 1 non-surgical cosmetic procedure, with nearly 5.7 million procedures in 2011 — Botulium Toxin Type A, or Botox. And in 2011, Dr. Suzanne Bentz, medical director of Red Mountain Med Spa,… Read More →

In The Kitchen With Russell Skall, Fleming's Corporate Executive Chef

Russell Skall, Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

From Sullivan’s Steakhouse and the Princess Resort, to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and currently overseeing more than 60 locations as corporate executive chef of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine, Russell Skall is no stranger to the kitchen. Adept at creating and maintaining efficient kitchen workspaces across the nation, this executive chef is no different in the… Read More →

Spicy And Sweet – Black Chile Mexican Grill

black chile - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

Black Chile Mexican Grill at Biltmore Fashion Park provides an upscale environment to wind down. It’s 5:30 p.m. mid-week, and the Biltmore Fashion Park has proven to be more than merely a place to turn off Camelback Rd. to wait out the post-work, rush-hour traffic. Business-suit-donned professionals aplenty are heading straight to Black Chile Mexican… Read More →

Old Is New: Kids' Fall Fashion 2012 [PHOTOS]

Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

Old is new: Kids are setting trends this fall, breathing new life into the worn vintage look. As hand-me-downs are passed from child to child, so are fashion trends. Take the bright, vivid neons of the women’s fashion world during the spring season, for example; this trend made its way to children’s and pre-teens’ clothing… Read More →

Crescent Ballroom – More Than Just Music And Munchies

crescent ballroom

Crescent Ballroom extends its hours to accommodate the downtown lunch-hour crowd Don’t let the size of this venue fool you. It’s a triple-threat host to seven nights of live music and a full-service bar, as well as two well-known chefs in its kitchen. And — it’s no longer limiting itself as a Downtown Phoenix happy… Read More →

Mimosas & Mexican Food: Brunch At SOL Cocina

SOL Cocina
June 26, 2012 by in Blogs

On June 23rd, SOL Cocina began serving brunch with a south-of-the-border, Baja twist. When I think brunch, I picture myself, mimosa in hand, mingling and schmoozing with socialites donned in their Sunday best — nay, more like their Kentucky Derby attire (floppy hats, sun dresses, the whole shebang). But, in reality, brunch is nothing like… Read More →

Taking It To The Streets On Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday - Short Leash Hotdogs

The Phoenix public market and Food Truck Friday stimulate the community and economy. Each Friday on Central and Fillmore, students, seniors and dressed-down businessmen and women mingle and munch at an event that not only satiates the appetite, but stimulates the economy, too — the Friday Food Truck event at the Phoenix Public Market. In… Read More →

A Nursery Transformation With Affordable Design, DIY Projects

affordable design - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Nursery Times: Local designer transforms a room with affordable design and unique DIY projects Mix birds and crystals, mix in harlequin-patterned drapes and a grand chandelier, paint the walls pink, sprinkle a few do-it-yourself projects throughout the room, and you have yourself an elegant vintage nursery. Using large pieces of furniture already owned by homeowners… Read More →

Avery Lane: Home Decor To Meet Your Vintage, Contemporary Needs

Avery Lane

Avery Lane’s one-of-a-kind, quality designer pieces and consignment furniture are attracting high-end buyers and designers alike If the finer things in your life have price tags with names such as Kreiss, Drexel Heritage, Clive Christiansen and Ethan Allen, then Avery Lane may just become your go-to shop for not only custom-designed, one-of-a-kind, high-end furniture, but… Read More →

K. Hovnanian Homes Teams With Piet Boon For Line K At Pinnacle Peak Place

Line K
May 11, 2012 by in Interior Design

This world-renowned Dutch designer designer has a portfolio full of both commercial and residential projects, including high-end, luxury homes, found all over the world ― from Korea, Portugal, South Africa and the Netherlands. The newest addition to Piet Boon’s list? Scottsdale, Ariz. Boon has teamed up with K. Hovnanian Homes for its newest community, Line… Read More →

Plastic Surgery Trends 2011: Increase In Nonsurgical Procedures, New Demographics

Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Confidence: Scottsdale plastic surgeons report high numbers in nonsurgical procedures, as well as new plastic surgery demographic trends In 2010, nearly 9.5 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the U.S., according to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics. Breast augmentation was reported as the No. 1 surgical procedure, with more… Read More →

QR Code – Encoding And Promoting

digital stream 1's and zero's

Local businesses generate leads, experience immediate results with effective QR code strategies In just six months in 2010, from July through December, the use of QR codes (abbreviated from Quick Response Codes) increased twelvefold. And in 2011, ScanLife’s mobile barcode trend report documented that, worldwide, scans increased by 440 percent. QR codes were created in… Read More →

Rain Or Shine, McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2012 Hosted A Great Time [PHOTOS]

McDowell Mountain Musical Festival
April 16, 2012 by in Events

Donning last season’s coats they thought they stored away for the year, hauling their lounge chairs and blankets to the corner of 68th and Mayo, festival-goers wouldn’t let anything stop them from guzzling their brew of choice and enjoying the three days of live music at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Held from Friday, April… Read More →