Author Archives: Remi Omodara


Stem Cells Give Plastic Surgery A Facelift

Stem Cells Give Plastic Surgery A Facelift
August 14, 2012 by in New You

For those looking for a new solution to looking younger, a local plastic surgeon is suggesting a different type of facelift — stem cell facelifts. “Standard facelifts are pretty two-dimensional,” says Scottsdale plastic surgeon Jeffrey Ptak. “They pull the skin tighter, but that doesn’t necessarily make it look younger.” Stem cell facelifts are three-dimensional, and… Read More →

The Venue Scottsdale Undergoes $1 Million Upgrade

The Venue Scottsdale
August 10, 2012 by in Lifestyle

Beginning as a nightclub, The Venue Scottsdale transformed into a concert hall, then expanded into a special events site — and it only continues to grow. In response to the vision of ownership and to appeal to a wider range of clientele, the venue has undergone a $1 million design upgrade, and additions have been… Read More →

Local Designer, Cody Carpenter, Named CHENG Concrete Exchange Winner

Cody Carpenter

Founder of Architectural Concrete Interiors (ACI), Cody Carpenter poses a triple threat. His expertise in artistry, designing and steel fabrication has led him to be named CHENG Concrete Exchange’s 8th Annual Best of Show winner. The CHENG Concrete awards are based on the works of Fu Tung Cheng, the godfather of precast decorative concrete. “He… Read More →

Pink Jeep Tours Expands To The Grand Canyon

Pink Jeep Tours, Grand Canyon
August 6, 2012 by in Play

The Grand Canyon has long been a destination for visitors around the world. Now, sightseeing company Pink Jeep Tours will give visitors the chance to experience the beauty of the canyon even more. With locations in Sedona and Las Vegas, Pink Jeep Tours has established itself as “the thing” to do in both cities, according… Read More →

Lick Your Way To Thin With Weight-Loss Lollipops

weight-loss lollipops
August 1, 2012 by in Shape

Watching your weight can be a full-time job. Dodging doughnuts in the break room at work and avoiding the chocolate cake that’s calling your name at home can leave you stressed — and hungry! Not to fear, though; there’s a sweet solution to your sticky situation: weight-loss lollipops. Okay, candy is generally not what you would… Read More →

Send Your Kids Back To School With These Fabulous Items

back to school
July 26, 2012 by in Cool Products | Style

School may be a place for learning, but it is also a place to express oneself in trendy, new gear. Check out these back to school must-haves that will have friends “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” this fall. Kids: Penguin Backpack by Skip Hop $20 piperlime.com Your child will love going to school with an animal backpack.… Read More →

OfraStyle: Helping Women Look Great, Feel Comfortable [VIDEO]

OfraStyle
July 23, 2012 by in Behind the Scenes | Style

Offering comfortable, convertible women’s apparel, OfraStyle can turn casual, everyday fashion into elegant, evening wear. Born and bred in Israel, designer Ofra Aricha combines her love for colors and fabrics with a need for practicality. With this combination, Aricha was selected as one of 12 emerging designers for this year’s Phoenix Fashion Week. “I had… Read More →

Are You A Shopaholic? The Severe Reality Of Oniomania

online shopping, oniomania
July 19, 2012 by in Mental Health

Some may laugh at the thought of having a “shopping addiction.” Some may make light of people maxing out their credit cards on the latest brands and foregoing real life for material obsessions. However, the reality of the situation is: a shopping addiction can result in an illness known as oniomania. “Our society deems material… Read More →

Social Media Day Sharpens Effective Online Skills

social media day
July 7, 2012 by in Calendar | Tech

Social Media Day Sharpens Effective Online Skills As the Internet makes its way to the forefront of our lives, it’s important for businesses to keep pace and more importantly to keep up. An effective online presence has been proven to be the marketing magic potion that helps businesses stay up to speed; hence the birth… Read More →

Keep Hydrated In The Summer With An IV Drip

IV Drip
June 29, 2012 by in Essentials | Prevention

Hollywood health craze, the IV drip, has found its way to the Valley of the Sun. According to Dr. Suneil Jain, Rejuvena founder and owner, intravenous therapy not only keeps you hydrated in the Arizona heat, it’s a faster alternative to regular vitamin intake. “If you’re out in the heat, you are losing a lot… Read More →

Geo-Fit Personal Training Combines Yoga With Wine

Geo-Fit Personal Training
June 28, 2012 by in Date Night | Events | Shape

Need a little motivation to tone the abs and sculpt the thighs? According to Jolene Goring, Geo-Fit Personal Training fitness director, yoga and wine is the perfect mix of health and fun. She isn’t the only one who thinks so. Wine has been proven to complement yoga. According to wellness guru David Romanelli, wine can… Read More →

As Paradise Valley Real Estate Recovers, Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties Expands

Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties
June 22, 2012 by in Home

Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties grows as Valley real estate market prepares for comeback. The real estate market in the Paradise Valley area is experiencing an increase in business and activity. According to The Cromford Report, Paradise Valley’s home inventory has decreased, which means more homes are being sold and monthly sales are continuing to rise.… Read More →

Rejuvenating In The Red Rocks

Red Rocks, Sedona
June 22, 2012 by in Play

Arizona is filled with astonishing scenery known for dropping jaws and stopping hearts, but I experienced an overwhelming amount of breathtaking beauty when I made the Red Rocks my playground. Stunning monoliths and buttes surrounded by lavish green forestry create the perfect atmosphere to relax and rejuvenate in Sedona. What makes Sedona so special? That’s… Read More →

HUB Clothing Owner Travels To Set Trends

Hub Clothing
June 21, 2012 by in Escape | Style

With a passion for fashion and a mission to stay stylish, HUB Clothing finds inspiration for the latest trends by traveling the world. Visiting fashion capitals, such as Paris and London, owner Jennifer Mumford chooses the best-of-the-best collections to share with the Valley of the Sun, especially the Scottsdale area. “It’s important to see what… Read More →

Banner Health Set To Expand In Valley With New Facilities

Banner Health - Estrella New Tower

Banner Health is continuing a hot streak of construction projects with the building of four East Valley health centers and the expansion of Banner Estrella. A new, 144-bed patient tower is being added to the Banner Estrella Medical Center campus, at Loop 101 and Thomas Road in Phoenix. “We are pleased to be able to… Read More →