Scottsdale Living Magazine Archives

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 →

Tips for transitioning into fall sunglasses

Aspire Eyewear Anonymous Blue 1

Sunwear, although stylish, is more than just a fashion statement. After a thorough vision exam, I recommend customized sunwear that suits the individual’s prescription, visual desires, activities and lifestyle. No one person is the same and neither is their sunwear need. With the endless lens options now available, each person can find their perfect frame… Read More →

Refresh your body today on National Relaxation Day


We all know how busy life can get, with hectic schedules, kids, work and more, all of which can lead to stress. Stress is the most elusive enemy in the workspace and is a cost for corporations with stress responsible for half of the 550 million working days lost by American workers every year, according… Read More →

‘Pete’s Dragon’ isn’t your typical Disney film


Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s latest live action re-imagining of an animated classic, begins with a scene that had me immediately fearing an onslaught of clichés. Pete is enjoying a drive through the forest with his family, cutely trying to read a kids’ book and listening to his parents talk about adventure. His mother tells him he’s… Read More →

Vroom lets you virtually test drive a Corvette in Scottsdale


Vroom, America’s largest direct online car retailer, today announced the launch of its new virtual reality showroom, bringing a groundbreaking immersive experience to online car buying. Advanced virtual reality technology allows customers to explore a three-dimensional showroom stocked with vehicles currently for sale on Vroom’s website. Using HTC Vive headsets, users can go on 360-degree-view test… Read More →

Sausage Party Review: funny and existential

Sausage Party review

Sausage Party is about sentient food items that discover the unfortunate truth of the human diet. Sausage Party is an animated film featuring adorably brought to life foodstuffs — one that is also a hard-R, boundary shattering barrage of adult humor. Once you find out that its writers are Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the… Read More →