Scottsdale Living Magazine Archives

Actors Theatre closing its doors

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Actors Theatre, which has produced compelling, thought-provoking and often edgy plays for nearly 30 years, is closing its doors. The Board of Directors has unanimously voted to cease operations and liquidate the professional theatre company over the next 30 to 60 days. “The simple truth is we’re out of money,” said Actors Theatre Board President… Read More →

Join Second Story for a New Year’s Eve bash

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See what all the buzz is about and ring in the New Year at what’s been called the “Valley’s hottest new Restaurant of the Year,” The Second Story. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, just above the Gelato Spot, New Year’s revelers at The Second Story will kick-off the festivities New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31st at 6:30 p.m.… Read More →

Proper etiquette for holiday work parties

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties in the workplace. While the mood is festive and relaxed, it’s still a work function, and there are things you should remember as you navigate the holiday gathering. Career coaches Charles and Sherri Mitchell, the co-founders of All About People, a Phoenix-based professional recruitment and hiring firm, say that… Read More →

Skin Laundry can clear away years of coverup

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I have struggled with acne most of my adult life. After decades of spending money on expensive topical products and innumerable painful chemical peels and prescriptions from the dermatologist, I have finally found a solution. Skin Laundry has been my answer to a decades long embarrassment. Melasma, brownish patches of hyperpigmentation, has also been a… Read More →

Scottsdale to host Ariz. United Soccer Club

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Arizona United Soccer Club – the state’s only professional soccer team playing in USL PRO – will play in Scottsdale Stadium beginning in April 2015, the club announced today. “This is the next step in professional soccer’s evolution in Arizona,” Arizona United Soccer Club owner Kyle Eng said. “Our mission is to serve the entire… Read More →

New boutique brings boho-chic to Scottsdale

5 two 3 opened its doors in November to its first-ever retail store in the heart of bustling Old Town Scottsdale, Ariz. Located at the southwest corner of Goldwater Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.  The boho inspired boutique offers handmade, free-spirited women’s clothing and yoga headbands in a myriad of vibrant prints and comfortable fabrics. “We’re… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Drinking with purpose

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The holidays are all about fun, friends, family and of course some seasonal cocktails. Kelly’s at SouthBridge is offering its All That Glitters Eggnog Martini for $25. While the cost may seem steep, 100 percent of that is going to nonprofit Andrea’s Closet. The drink is made with homemade eggnog, Bacardi Rum, a splash of… Read More →

How to make nut milks

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Many people today have started to stray away from dairy products. Instead they are choosing alternatives such as almond and even hazelnut milks. Unfortunately, even some of those items still contain preservatives. They may also contain carrageenan, an ingredient which studies have correlated to increasing risks of glucose intolerance, stomach ulcerations, and some cancers. There’s… Read More →

Planning to buy your child a SmartPhone for holidays?

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TeenSafe, maker of the leading iPhone, iPad and Android monitoring software for parents, is reminding moms and dads planning on buying their teen a smartphone this holiday season to be prepared and empowered with the proper tools to help them keep a watchful eye on their child in this technologically advanced world. “Whether it’s your… Read More →

Home Furnishing & Design Show coming to WestWorld

The Home Furnishing & Design Show will debut March 28-29, 2015, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

AZ Big Media is launching Scottsdale’s biggest home furnishings and design show in 2015. “The Home Furnishing & Design Show will feature the very best Arizona has to offer,” said Mike Atkinson, president and CEO of AZ Big Media. “Homeowners are going to see the newest and highest-quality items, unique countertops and floors and meet… Read More →

Jen of all trades: Scottsdale designer puts heart into homes

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In order to understand how Scottsdale designer Jennifer Adams transformed her life of cleaning houses, teaching aerobics and being a receptionist to becoming a successful entrepreneur, you would need to trace her journey all the way back to home. “I realized at an early age the power of home and what you do to your… Read More →

Local website calculates the ‘perfect gift’

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Lesley Morrison Midkiff’s husband always wanted to get her nice gifts for special occasions but found it difficult to think of the “perfect gift.” He didn’t want to ask Morrison Midkiff, because he didn’t want to ruin the surprise. “He would end up having to ask me what I wanted, but hated that asking me… Read More →

Sprinkles ATM Launches in Scottsdale

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Just in time to kick off the holiday gifting season, Sprinkles Cupcakes announced the launch of their Cupcake ATM at its Scottsdale location on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The ATM will dispense freshly baked cupcakes 24-hours a day, seven days a week. To celebrate, beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday there will be 50 golden tickets… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Sparkling Pomegranate Holiday Punch

Sparkling Pomegranate Holiday Punch, Courtesy of The Cove Trattoria

If you’re looking for something a little lighter than spiked eggnog at your next Ugly Sweater Party, behold The Cove Trattoria’s Sparking Pomegranate Holiday Punch! The ingredients are bulky, so this should be good for more than a few servings of sweet, bubbly holiday cheer. Sparkling Pomegranate Holiday Punch: 1 bottle of champagne or sparkling… Read More →