Scottsdale Living Magazine Archives

Is ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ too over the top?

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One of my film professors once told me that you can accurately judge the quality of a movie from its opening scenes. I don’t believe that this is always true, but when a movie like X-Men: Apocalypse comes along and opens with a scene that’s both unjustifiably grotesque and so over the top that it’d… Read More →

Restaurant, music venue concept coming to Scottsdale

The side of BLK Live, where they plan to build a patio. (Photo courtesy of BLK Live

The Scottsdale dining and entertainment scene will be hotter than usual this summer, with the opening of BLK Live, the area’s newest restaurant and music venue. Opening Friday, May 27, BLK Live is a 20,000 square-foot casual restaurant with a fine dining feel. BLK offers a dining room, bar and patio dining, as well as a pool with custom… Read More →

‘Summer School’ at LDV Winery

LDV Winery

LDV Winery is hosting two “Summer School” events that will help you learn to cook Italian and Mediterranean dishes through hands on tutorials. Joanie Simon will be your guide as she shows you first-hand how to cooks delicious food. Both events are $55 and include one complimentary glass of LDV Winery Wine, with water and… Read More →

Scottsdale Charros award $25K to middle school

Scottsdale Charros

The Scottsdale Charros presented Supai Middle School staff, faculty and students with $25,000 for two education grants from The Charro Foundation. The grants, each worth $12,500, will help the middle school update its weight room equipment, which is currently donated goods, and make technology more accessible in classrooms. “The Charros have a long history of supporting Scottsdale… Read More →

‘The Nice Guys’ finish first in laughs

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You know what they say: when a porn star crashes her car through a house, you know you’re about to have a good time at the movies. Ok, well, nobody says that, but they ought to now. Such is the opening of The Nice Guys, a raucous riot of 70s action that starts insane and… Read More →

Carlson Creek Vineyard expands to Scottsdale

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The Arizona wine industry is booming, and as one of the first to plant vines, Willcox-based Carlson Creek Vineyard is making the biggest expansion in the company’s seven-year history. Carlson Creek purchased a new building in Willcox,and will also be opening a tasting room in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale this summer. “With both production and… Read More →

Roadhouse Cinemas will open at The Pavilions

Roadhouse Cinema

Scottsdale is getting another dine-in movie theater. Arizona-based RoadHouse Cinema is opening its second location in Scottsdale on May 13. The new location is taking over the former Ultra Star first run theater at the Pavilions Shopping Center at Indian Bend and the Loop 101 after a $3 million renovation. RoadHouse’s second location is in… Read More →

4 new tenants added to Scottsdale Quarter

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Just in time for summer, Scottsdale Quarter has four new tenants on tap to add to the vast collection of stores. Shopping enthusiasts can look forward to Brown Jordan, Cariloha and Kinsley along with a new dining option, Kona Grill. The 28-acre shopping, dining and entertainment destination located at Scottsdale Road and Greenway-Hayden Loop will… Read More →

Which are the best and worst Marvel movies?

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With Captain America: Civil War enjoying its first week in theaters, it’s about time we look back on all the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — all thirteen of them. Other studios have tried to copy Marvel’s universe, but to no avail: Sony’s Spiderman universe fell apart and DC released two awful movies in… Read More →

Swim safety tips as temps reach triple digits

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The temperature officially hit 100 degrees, which means swim season is officially underway. But what many parents don’t realize is that a lot of pediatric dental emergencies can happen near the swimming pool. In fact, some of the most common injuries occur when kids misjudge distance when jumping in the pool and hit their mouth… Read More →

Pieceful Solutions hosts camps for autistic kids

Educational Partnership - Maricopa Community Colleges & University of Phoenix

Summer’s almost here, and Pieceful Solutions will host a summer camp for school-aged children, especially for those on the autism spectrum who seek structure and routine. Pieceful Solutions, which operates three East Valley schools for students on the autism spectrum, is holding “Camp Discovery 2016” Summer Camps to help children and teens enjoy their time off from… Read More →

Microchip technology reunites cat with owner one year after disappearance

Victoria Tenorio said she is ‘grateful’ for the microchip technology that reunited her with her cat Toto more than a year after his disappearance. (Photo by Elena Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Victoria Tenorio lost Toto, her beloved cat of five years, for an entire year. Toto’s litterbox was in the garage when a mechanic came to work on Tenorio’s car. Toto escaped. “He just slipped out and my mom didn’t notice. Then we closed the garage and I think he wasn’t able to find his way… Read More →

Scottsdale will celebrate inaugural Golf Week

Troon North Golf Club. Photo: Troon North

You’ve heard of Restaurant Week, and now Scottsdale, coined “The World’s Finest Golf Destination,” will apply the same award-winning formula to golf. Scottsdale Golf Week will take place Dec. 5-11, and will commemorate the game’s star-studded legacy in the destination by offering visitors special pricing, offers and vacation packages at dozens of the most celebrated… Read More →

9 things that happen when you get fit

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Physical fitness. It’s a goal, a lifestyle, a surefire way to set yourself apart from the legions of people who are too lazy or scared to make the changes necessary to gain physical fitness. If you happen to be one of the people who have yet to truly commit to physical fitness, understanding the perks… Read More →