Scottsdale Living Magazine Archives

Arizona artists have higher income than in other states

Arizona Artists

Fine artists in Arizona on average make more money annually than artists in any other state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arizona sculptors, painters and illustrators made an annual average salary of $95,600 in 2014, making the state the highest paying for that occupation, followed by New York at $75,940. The annual… Read More →

Postino WineCafé opens Scottsdale location

Postino WineCafé

Postino WineCafé and Upward Projects is opening up its first Scottsdale location, Wednesday, at Kierland Commons, featuring a second-story loft, and an equal mix of indoor and outdoor space. Housed inside a soaring, custom-crafted two-story space on the property’s west end, the Upward Projects team rewrote the rules when developing, and designing the Kierland location… Read More →

Valentine’s Day Resort and Spa ideas

Woman getting a shoulder massage with a red wall behind

Valentine’s Day is all about treating your loved ones (or yourself) right. What better way to do that then by taking them to the resort and spa? Here are some resort and spa’s offering great deals you can take that special someone to for Valentines day: Downtown Phoenix events: Lustre Rooftop Bar at Kimpton’s Hotel… Read More →

Photos: 9 amazing homes on the golf course

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If the Phoenix Open has you thinking how nice it would be to live on a golf course, and play every day, then these luxury homes that are up for sale are for you. Arizona is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses, and along these courses are beautiful homes. Here are nine… Read More →

Drexel Modern American opens Feb. 3 in Scottsdale

Drexel Modern American

Years ago, when Chad Ahrendt, twins Craig and Mark McDowell and their older brother Trevor were attending Saguaro High School, they never imagined that they would open a restaurant in their hometown. They have partnered with seasoned restaurant veterans Kelley Cordova, general manager, and Chris Mercato, director of operations, to open Drexyl Modern American Restaurant… Read More →

Is Scottsdale the next ‘Millennial Mecca?’

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All signs point to Scottsdale becoming the next big ‘Millennial Mecca’ in 2016 thanks to the city’s rich entrepreneurial business environment, high paying jobs, affordable housing, and trendy neighborhoods.  And a recent bump in new home sales by millennial buyers proves it’s a market that’s here to stay. “There is no better place to be… Read More →

Governor’s Arts Awards receives 75 nominations

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

Artists, arts organizations, advocates, businesses and educators from 27 communities across Arizona have been nominated for 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards in seven categories. Winners will be announced at the 35th annual Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and celebration, March 23 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N. 3rd St. The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by… Read More →

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace offers Super Bowl recipe

Super Bowl

With Super Bowl right around the corner, and the Arizona Cardinals having a real chance at getting there, what will you bring to the biggest game of the year? Lucia Schnitzer, owner of Luci’s Healthy Marketplace, is offering up her favorite game day recipe. Cowboy Caviar is a simple and delicious dish that can be served as… Read More →

Craig Hocknull will open new junior golf program

Craig Hocknull

Former Southwest Section PGA of America Teacher of the Year and Youth Player Development award winner Craig Hocknull will begin the spring semester of his Outback Junior Golf Team on February 20. The 15-week schedule will include high-level coaching from Hocknull, who is one of Arizona’s top teachers ranked by Golf Digest Magazine, and in partnership… Read More →

Year’s funniest cat videos earn 2016 Cat Oscars


Move over, Jenni-purr Lawrence and Leonardo DiCatrio, there are some cats from Buckeye who will give you a run for your money. With Oscar nominations announced this morning, it’s time to take a moment away from watching funny cat videos to watch some more funny cat videos. Established to commemorate the “unparalleled cinematic impact that cute and cuddly cats have… Read More →

Brewers Bowl Craft Beer Festival returns to Scottsdale


Bad Water Brewing will host its second annual “Brewers Bowl” craft beer festival in the heart of downtown Scottsdale on Saturday Feb. 6 from 5 to 10 p.m. Returning for a second time after last year’s successful kick off, the event is designed to showcase the growing craft beer scene in Arizona. The Brewers Bowl will be… Read More →

Gawley Plastic Surgery expands with MD Skin Lounge

Stem Cells Give Plastic Surgery A Facelift

North Scottsdale is getting a new medical spa, MD Skin Lounge, and it will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, Jan. 15. Arizona board-certified plastic surgeon Bryan Gawley, M.D., F.A.C.S., will host a red carpet themed event from 6 to 9 p.m. at his new facility, located near Pima Road and Union Hills Drive, to… Read More →

Tips to keep New Year’s resolutions on track


As the New Year is rung in with the melody of Auld Lang Syne, so too are thoughts of resolutions for the year ahead. As quickly as millions of people make their resolutions, they break them. From losing weight and getting organized to spending less and saving more, resolutions are a firm decision to do or… Read More →

Casino Arizona, Talking Stick will host viewing parties

Talking Stick Resort

College football fans can catch all the action at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort next Monday, and they’re both free to attend. Both properties are hosting National Championship viewing parties on — compete with game-day menus and beer bucket specials. Patrons Must be 21 and over to attend. Casino Arizona (101 & McKellips)  The viewing… Read More →