Author Archives: Leslie K. Hughes


Haute For Charity: Couture At Its Most Creative

Couture

Gowns designed with recycled sign parts and steel cable; belts constructed of tile and linoleum. This is couture at its most creative. Couture garments made out of commercial construction materials — two worlds you wouldn’t expect to collide in such beautiful ways — paraded down the catwalk at the biennial International Interior Design Association (IIDA)… Read More →

Community project lays foundation for homeless, poverty-stricken

Save the Family, Valley Partnership, and Gorman & Co. saw a promising future for a large population of Mesa’s homeless and poverty-stricken community in the Escobedo at Verde Vista development.

Save the Family, Valley Partnership, and Gorman & Co. saw a promising future for Mesa’s homeless and poverty-stricken community in the Escobedo at Verde Vista development.

Nude yoga classes catch on in Valley

yoga

You’re shaking to hold your Downward Facing Dog for just four more breaths and you glance over at your neighbor for a distraction from the weakness in your quivering arms. But in this yoga class, that distraction ends up being more than you bargained for – in this yoga class, clothing is optional and, more… Read More →

Arizona leads nation in restaurant industry growth

foodist

ARIZONA CAN PROUDLY CALL ITSELF A “FOODIE STATE” Locals crowned their state as such years ago. But now, people from all over the country and world are catching up. Tourists are flocking to Arizona to see what the buzz is about and they are greeted with open arms and menus from nearly 9,000 restaurants. Thanks… Read More →

Catch the first wave of pool parties this weekend

LUSTRE Rooftop Garden at Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix.

One of the perks of living in Arizona is that April means the kickoff of pool party season. While people elsewhere are still rocking their snow boots, we here in Scottsdale are ready to bare down to our bikinis for some serious pool time, great music and tasty cocktails. Here are the details on the… Read More →

App lets you dig up dirt on date

date

Want to know who the guy you went on a date with last night really is? Phoenix-based dirtsearch.org is the go-to site for uncovering hidden truths about potential lovers, employees, babysitters, and more. Erik Knight, founder of DirtSearch, has created a free database of information that allows you to search anyone, anywhere; DirtSearch is essentially… Read More →