Scottsdale Living Magazine Archives

How to Cope with Depression from Disease

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Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk. “The families of victims who’ve been missing for years or decades – identifying the body of their loved one, for example, can bring closure. For me, being diagnosed with fibromyalgia… Read More →

Can’t slim down? Here’s why …

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Wanting to lose fat, and failing at it, is one of the most frustrating experiences ever. Read the following 7 Fat Loss Problems to discover what is standing in your way and how to quickly and easily begin reshaping it all. Fat Loss Problem No. 1: Your Mind Your mind is your number one ally… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Barrio Queen Tequileria y Restaurante

"Blondie" margaritas at The Barrio Queen

July 24 is National Tequila Day, and there’s only one place you’ll find us in Scottsdale celebrating happy hour — Barrio Queen in Old Town. All tequila, mescals and sotols are half-off. You can also swipe a tequila flight for $10 and a margarita for $6. Barrio Queen, head by renowned Chef Silvana Salcido Esperanza,… Read More →

RA Sushi rolls out refreshing summer menu

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RA sushi rolled out its summer menu, which offers a little twist on many traditional Japanese staples. The summer menu, offered through September, gets started with a great edamame wonton appetizer. This offers a great spin on a RA favorite, the edamame dip. The lightly fried wontons are filled with a creamy edamame cheese mix. … Read More →

In the Mix: July 25 and 26

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All across the Valley this weekend, the bass will be dropping, electric dance music will be raging, and you do not want to miss it. Some of the genres most unique and diverse DJs in the game will be on stage this weekend. STEVE LIONS @ MAYA DAY + NIGHTCLUB Jeff Montalvo began his musical… Read More →

The Living Room wine cafe opens at DC Ranch

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The Living Room wine café and lounge has been drawing crowds in Chandler’s Downtown Ocotillo neighborhood since opening December 2009. The locally owned group is now expanding into north Scottsdale and set to open their innovative wine concept in the Market Street at DC Ranch. The Living Room’s mantra is to “love, laugh and lounge.”… Read More →

How to protect AC unit during monsoons

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Is your air conditioner ready for the dust storms, torrential downpours, thunder and lightning that is monsoon season? When an air conditioning system stops working during an Arizona summer, it is the worst and it can be very costly to repair or replace. Preventative maintenance is key to keeping you cool in the hot summer… Read More →

Valley model creates sexy swimwear line for all body types

Catrina LaDell is the creative force behind Pink Moon Prophecy, a Phoenix-based swimwear company. Photo of Catrina LaDell by Party Through It Photography.

Call it cataclysmic creativity. In this case, define cataclysmic as something that “brings great changes.” In this case, a great change for the fashion industry. Pink Moon Prophecy, created by local model and swimwear designer Catrina LaDell, provides sexy, custom handmade swimwear for all body types. LaDell, using the name Cataclysm, helped hone her unique… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: ‘Marvel’ous nerd juice

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Comicon San Diego is just around the corner, Phoenix! If you were lucky enough to snag tickets to the kind of event where Dothraki, Darth Vader and various incarnations of Doctor Who creep through the halls as one giant Pop Culture du Force, we suggest you celebrate the impending awesomeness with some Comicon-themed beverages, courtesy… Read More →

White, hot trends for summer

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Some shudder at the thought of white apparel, but I’m here to tell you that there is nothing to fear. Not only is white the most perfect color to keep you cool during the hot Arizona summer, it’s flattering and versatile. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to fashions in white. And whether you… Read More →

In the Mix: Trapfest, John Dahlbäck, DJ Skratchy

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TRAPFEST W/ ETC!ETC!, OoKAY, & TROPKILLAZ @ THE PRESS ROOM This weekend is starting off with a bang in downtown Phoenix with Trapfest, presented by  Crowdsurf Concerts & Relentless Beats. Trapfest will featuring ETC! ETC!,  Ookay, & Tropkillaz. LA born and raised producer ETC!ETC! has spent most of his studio life in the Electro House genre,… Read More →

Valley’s TRUMatch offers ‘Love MBA’ for singles

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From being too busy to date to having countless dates with no chemistry, finding that special someone is not an easy task. Leslee Alexander Gibbs, founder of TRUmatch, believes she has developed a solution to dating fallacies with her TRUmatch program. When Gibbs opened her promotional modeling agency, Event-pros, more than 20 years ago, she… Read More →

Agent Kevin Owens holds the key to living in luxury

Southern Cross Ranch. Listing Courtesy Of Kevin Owens, Best REALTOR® In Town
11250 E. Arabian Park Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Kevin Owens understands the finer things in life ― he sells some of the nicest homes in the Valley to some of the most affluent residents in Arizona. The Scottsdale native, who works with Coldwell Banker, has been in the business for nearly six years. His family has a history in Valley real estate that… Read More →

Indoor Tequila Tasting Festival comes to Scottsdale

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The mid-summer blues have officially hit Arizona.  The pools are no longer cool and refreshing because the heat has warmed them to bath water temperatures.  Outdoor activities have to wait until the sun goes down so we don’t melt and evaporate away.  Thankfully, though, Affordable Food Festivals has created a new event that will give… Read More →