Scottsdale Living Magazine Archives

Scottsdale Quarter will host Santa Social on Nov. 26

Scottsdale Quarter

Scottsdale Quarter, the Valley’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 75 popular retail and dining choices, will usher in the holiday season with The Santa Social, the center’s highly-anticipated annual event, on Saturday, November 26, beginning at noon, in The Quad. The popular event, now in its fifth year, will feature a day of… Read More →

Carlson Creek Vineyard begins happy hour at tasting room


On the heels of opening their second tasting room in Scottsdale, the family-owned Arizona winery Carlson Creek Vineyard is now offering happy hour every Wednesday through Friday from 2 – 6 p.m. at their Scottsdale location only (4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251). Oenophiles will be able to enjoy $6 glasses of their 2012… Read More →

15 of Arizona’s finest young musicians will perform at MIM


Fifteen of the state’s brightest and most-talented young musicians will display their impressive virtuosity and remarkable musicianship at the 2016 Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets are $20. Students from high schools in Ahwatukee, Anthem, Chandler,… Read More →

Grand Prix of Scottsdale returns Nov. 4-6

Grand Prix of Scottsdale producers

After much success in its inaugural 2015 event, the Grand Prix of Scottsdale announced this year’s Grand Prix of Scottsdale on Nov. 4-6. The streets of Downtown Scottsdale will transform into a cinematic, modern day version of the Roaring 1920s with over 20,000 expected attendees from across the Valley participating in the three-day Gatsby experience that aims to turn back the clock. Racing teams will have… Read More → presents the ‘Decoding Annie Parker’ movie event

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Told with breathtaking honesty, and starring Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul and Bradley Whitford, “Decoding Annie Parker” will receive an exclusive Phoenix-area screening on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 6:30 pm. The event location is Venue 8600, 8600 E. Anderson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ. Besides the movie screening, the evening will also include a humorous look at… Read More →

Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships tickets on sale

Scottsdale Polo Championships

The 6th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, “The World’s Greatest Polo Party” and America’s most attended polo event, return to the fields of WestWorld of Scottsdale, bigger and better than ever Saturday, November 5th. Tickets are now on sale in many categories that sold out last year. The day starts at 10:00 a.m. with a full… Read More →

Young talent walks runway at Phoenix Fashion Week


Phoenix Fashion Week kicked off on Thursday evening, an annual event that brings established and emerging designers together from all over the globe together to showcase holiday and spring collections, and push Arizona forward through fashion, education and community. This year, the four-day, three-night event will feature a total of 21 designers, nine established and… Read More →

Review: Is ‘The Accountant’ a balanced account?

The Accountant

Director Gavin O’Connor made two films just before The Accountant: The Warrior (which was outstanding) and Jane Got a Gun (which was a mess). Because of the high variance in his track record, I was unsure what quality camp The Accountant would land in. An inventive concept and what looked like a great turn from… Read More →

Flying Scarfs launches ‘Every Scarf Has A Story’


Flying Scarfs, a veteran owned non-profit enterprise, seeks to reshape the manner in which Americans think about social change with launch of “Every Scarf Has A Story,” a campaign dedicated to the empowerment of artisans not just in Afghanistan but all over the world through fashion. Ranging from $19 – $39, the Flying Scarfs collection… Read More →

Pokémon Go and the potential for increased accidents

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Augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, while holding great promise to promote exercise, also increase the potential for distraction-related death, according to one of the first articles on the subject to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. The article, written by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson surgery faculty members, Bellal A. Joseph,… Read More →

Keep it Cut is looking for Valley’s best mustaches and beards


Calling all lip sweaters, flavor savors, crumb catchers and caterpillars , a local men’s salon is holding its first beard and mustache contest to help raise funds for a local non-profit. Keep It Cut presents the 2016 Mr. Stache Competition on Saturday, November 5 during the Scottsdale Grand Prix Gatsby Lawn Party. In keeping with… Read More →

‘The Girl on the Train’ glues you to the seat

The Girl on the Train

Everybody loves a good whodunit. Not only is it delightful that “whodunit” is a legitimate genre and actual word, but mystery films are usually captivating by nature. Anybody with a normal life to get away from can appreciate a quest to uncover the perpetrator of a murder or some other nefarious deed. Enter “The Girl… Read More →

‘Denial’ is a a fascinating historical drama


Why do people deny that the Holocaust happened? This has long been a question of mine. Denying the historical fact of the Holocaust is a ridiculous thing to do, but even the most unprecedented of arguments have an underlying explanation that reveal a bit of motive. Denial explores that motive in a fascinating historical drama… Read More →

Spoon University helps bring meal hacks to ASU students

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Smart, quick, easy, cheap. It’s rare to find a meal that fits all four categories—especially for college students that are always on-the-go. An emerging student organization is making meal hacks more accessible for Arizona State University students who want to try their favorite recipes. “The best way to change something is to become a part… Read More →