Scottsdale Living Magazine Archives

Bake like you work at Sprinkles Cupcakes with new baking book

sprinkles halloween

Today’s great American baking book has arrived in a special debut from Candace Nelson, founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles. “The Sprinkles Baking Book: 100 Secret Recipes from Candace’s Kitchen” hits shelves on October 25, 2016 and is currently available for pre-order online. Sweet-toothed readers who pre-order the book from Sprinkles will receive two free… Read More →

Review: ‘Snowden’ reveals tale of controversial whistleblower


Fact: Edward Snowden is an American hero. Ok, perhaps that’s more a matter of opinion — but the perception of Edward Snowden is a global issue. The famous dissenter blew the whistle on an invasive NSA surveillance program back in 2013 and our country’s awareness of the government keeping tabs on us has been heightened ever… Read More →

Spiced pumpkin pedicures and more spa specials at Hotel Valley Ho


Enjoy an array of fabulous fall specials at VH Spa for Vitality + Health this October and November. This results-focused spa inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale offers relaxing lounges, saunas, a high-tech fitness center, access to the hotel’s two pools and complimentary valet parking. Treat yourself to special services featuring the… Read More →

The 10 best summer movies of 2016

Famous movies

Well, the summer movie season came to an end after the long weekend, and what a disappointing summer it was. The blockbuster machine stalled to a half-hearted halt this year, and most of the big summer movies were entirely unworthy of our time and money. While the summer of 2016 didn’t meet anyone’s movie expectations,… Read More →

Simply Cardio brings new fitness concept to Scottsdale

Simply Cardio

Located in the heart of Old Town, Simply Cardio officially opened its doors on Thursday, September 1, bringing a 30-minute workout to Scottsdale. Known as “the gym for busy people,” the upscale cardio studio delivers a safe, sustainable and systematic body-changing workout for everybody in a comfortable and social setting. “Simply Cardio is going to… Read More →

Arizona musicians offer free concerts at Scottsdale Quarter

Scottsdale Quarter

Cooler temperatures are around the corner and that’s just one more reason to enjoy evenings at Scottsdale Quarter with your favorite Valley bands. After shopping or dining, unwind and stick around for the Fall Concert Series sponsored by the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a free concert series taking place in The Quad. Live music kicks… Read More →

Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ takes you on a roller coaster of horror

Don't Breathe

Ah, horror movies, the great American pastime. What’s more patriotic than escaping the election season and summer heat to hide in a movie theater and submit to relentless scares instead? Maybe a lot of things, but for many of us, horror films are one of the purest forms of escapism available. They’re like cinematic roller… Read More →

Phoenix Fashion Week Profile: from wallflower to model

Phoenix Fashion Week

Phoenix Fashion Week might just be another fashion organization to the audience and general public, but to the models, designers and others involved, Phoenix Fashion Week is a giant family. Bianca Mead, this year’s host and 2014 Model of the Year winner, says Phoenix Fashion Week is her second family, who helped her gain her confidence and… Read More →

Southwest Human Development introduces ‘Up Up Up’

Southwest Human Development

To help improve early literacy and put more high-quality children’s books in the hands of young kids, Southwest Human Development, one of the nation’s largest nonprofits dedicated to early childhood development, recently published its first-ever children’s book, Up Up Up. Written by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale, Up Up Up is a story about a fanciful… Read More →

Review: stop-motion animation ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

Kubo and the Two Strings

Stop-motion animation is one of the most painstakingly intricate, beloved, and impressive forms of filmmaking on the planet. Stop-motion movies are so rare these days that we must take the time and effort to appreciate every instance of one that flits through theaters. Given the amount of craft they demand, it would be difficult to… Read More →

Girls Rule Foundation brings young women together

Girls Rule Foundation

Girls Rule Foundation, in partnership with Arizona State University, is calling all girls for a day of education, entertainment and empowerment. The 4th annual Shine Brightly Teens and Women Summit, is where teen girls go to dream big and build a bright future. The Summit takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 29, and is designed… Read More →

Review: ‘War Dogs’ wavers between war and humor

War Dogs

War Dogs is a story of government corruption, arms dealing, worldwide criminal activity, war profiteering, and the testing of tenuous relationships through it all. And who better to bring that story to you than the director of The Hangover? I can think of a lot of directors, actually, who could more skillfully handle such a… Read More →

Scottsdale Cultural Council becomes Scottsdale Arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

After three decades of service to the City of Scottsdale and the entire Valley of the Sun, the Scottsdale Cultural Council is changing its name to Scottsdale Arts to define more clearly its unique mission as a community-focused, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit arts organization and to engage more effectively with the public and the next generation of… Read More →

Scottsdale-based spa810 will open new Valley locations


Scottsdale-based spa810 announced the opening of two new franchise locations in the Valley. On Thursday, September 1, Peoria will receive the very first spa810 location on the corner of Bell and 75th Avenues at 7541 W. Bell Road. On Thursday, September 15, Scottsdale will get its second spa810 location on Scottsdale Rd. and Shea Blvd. at… Read More →