Scottsdale Living Magazine Archives

Scottsdale Beer Palooza serves up round two in June

Provided image from Beer Palooza from 2014.

Pre-game for Father’s Day at the Scottsdale Beer Palooza on June 20. The indoor event, held at WestWorld between 1 and 6 p.m., features more than 30 breweries, a bunch of pub fare, plus an adult play area where you can test your beer trivia, watch beer-y movies and play life-size foosball. Actor Kerr Smith… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Bitter & Twisted Menu, Vol. 2

Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted

Bitter & Twisted’s Ross Simon is the Bill Nye of cocktails, the Neil deGrasse Tyson of spirits, the kind of mixologist who transfixes you with the chemistry and history of the torched/shaken/flawlessly frozen imbibement sweating on the bar in front of you. Oh, and everything tastes good, too. For fans of the Arizona Cocktail Week… Read More →

Vince opens first Arizona store at Scottsdale Quarter

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Scottsdale Quarter announced Vince opened its first retail location in Arizona on May 15. Signature design elements include bright brass fixtures and our Mondrian-inspired grey felted wall with brass Vince logo, as well as cozy grey flannel-upholstered furniture, Corian fixtures and touches of walnut wood. It is reflective of the design concept seen at Vince’s… Read More →

A facelift can make you more popular, study finds

Stem Cells Give Plastic Surgery A Facelift

Even though we are taught to “never judge a book by its cover,” a new study suggests people make immediate judgments about someone’s character based on his or her appearance. The study suggests women who underwent facial rejuvenation surgery were perceived to be not only more attractive, but also more likeable, to have better social… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Studio B Smiles adds Colleen Murphy

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Cosmetic dental office, Studio B Smiles, in Scottsdale announces Dr. Colleen Murphy as the office’s second dentist. Dr. Murphy will work alongside Dr. John Badolato, founder of Studio B Smiles, to offer patients high quality dental care. Dr. Badolato is the official team dentist for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Suns Dancers, Grand Canyon… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Bobby Q’s Jalarita

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When it’s time to kick the heat without sacrificing your Arizona love for spice, throw back the Jalarita mixed up by the barbecue pros at Bobby Q. The jalapeno cocktail, new to the menu, is served on the rocks, costs $10 at the restaurant and is also available with mango, raspberry, peach and strawberry twists.… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale: What would you say to your younger self?

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I’ve seen a lot of mention lately on social media on the topic of “What you would say (or a letter to) your younger self?” This really spoke to me, as I just celebrated a milestone birthday that is so unbelievable, so unfathomable, that I really can’t even say the number. It’s not so much… Read More →

Postino WineCafé is coming to Scottsdale

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Upward Projects, the Valley-based hospitality company known for cult-fav neighborhood restaurants like Joyride Taco House, Federal Pizza, Windsor & Churn, announced that Postino WineCafé is expanding to Scottsdale, with new locations coming to both downtown and north Scottsdale. Scheduled to open in October, Postino Highland (4821 N. Scottsdale Rd.) will be carved into the former… Read More →

There are risks to accepting the Kylie Jenner Challenge

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Celebrities inspire beauty tips and tricks everyday, but last week a trending topic prompt Twitter user to emulate Kylie Jenner’s lips in an unconventional way. The “Kylie Jenner Challenge” encouraged participants to plump lips to an extreme size by suction cupping through a shot-glass or cup. Participant’s lips are pumped larger as air is being… Read More →

Sara Cochran named SMoCA Interim Director and Curator

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) Associate Director, Curator and Educator Dr. Sara Cochran has been appointed the Museum’s interim director and curator. Cochran will begin her new responsibilities on May 18, 2015, taking over from SMoCA Director Dr. Timothy Rodgers, who has announced his resignation. Cochran and Rodgers will work together in the coming… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Micah Olson of Bar Crudo and Okra

Micah Olson, Courtesy of Crudo

Micah Olson is set out to do bartending right. Just by seeing him in action, behind the bar, it’s clear Olson loves what he does. He’s part-owner of Crudo and runs the bar program, for which his enthusiasm is more than evident. He greets customers he knows by name and shakes the hands of those… Read More →

Tipsy Tuesday: Cinco de Mayo at Z’Tejas

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Get your fiesta started this Cinco de Mayo at one of Z’Tejas five Valley locations. Their 6thStreet Margaritas and Chambord Margaritas will be only $5 and you can grab a Corona for $2. In case you decide you need some food to go with your drinks, tacos will be only 55 cents from 3 to… Read More →

Best I Ever Had: National Burger Month Edition

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It’s National Burger Month, and AZ Big Media’s employees definitely know what’s up when it comes to the Valley’s burgers. From high-maintenance patties with quirky toppings to a good, basic burger, here’s how to eat like a champion this May. Turkey Burger, $12 True Food Kitchen It’s True Food’s answer to a non-beef burger: A… Read More →

Non-invasive ways to restore, protect sun-damaged skin

A patient receives Ultherapy treatment. Courtesy of Van Dyke Laser & Skin

The Arizona sun is harsh for skin, especially during the summer time, and desert dwellers are most susceptible to skin damage. Dr. Susan Van Dyke and Van Dyke Laser & Skin have compiled a number of services to restore and protect damaged skin. All of the services that Van Dyke has compiled are all non-invasive.… Read More →