Beauty Archives

Steep in the health benefits of tea

Steep in the health benefits of tea. 123RF, Ivan Kruk

Like most of your office mates, you have probably made your mid-morning trek down the hall to the break room for that second cup of coffee to perk yourself up. Day after day, you will make the trek for the hot and (hopefully) fresh cup of brewed beans. But there is an alternative. Tea offers… Read More →

Always dreamed of being a chef?

Chef, Gadzooks

The public is invited to experience the industry-leading approach of the Arizona Culinary Institute at an Open House on Saturday, January 17. Chef Instructors will be giving tours of the school from 9 a.m. to noon, and Admissions and Financial Aid Representatives will be on hand to answer questions from prospective students and their families. This event… Read More →

Rare cars to expect at Concours d’Elegance

1937 Rolls-Royce “Copper Kettle” (Credit Arizona Concours d'Elegance)

The second-annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance kicks off the Valley of the Sun’s famous Classic Car Week on Sunday, January 11, with an array of rare and exceptional automobiles displayed on the inner lawns of the landmark Arizona Biltmore Resort. The exquisite group of 90 cars will compete for prizes in 17 classes as well as… Read More →

Biltmore hosts Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Wright and wife Olgivanna wearing sporty fabric helmets and goggles, in a photo taken in 1948 in Phoenix)

The personal roadster of Frank Lloyd Wright, famous creations celebrating the 100-year history of a famous Italian design house, champion race car drivers, special feature events with racing legends and much more will all be part of an expanded second annual Arizona Concours d”Elegance on January 11, 2015. The historic Arizona Biltmore will again be the… Read More →

Are You Fueling or Poisoning Your Body?

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In today’s culture of skinny jeans and pencil skirts, the choice of diet meals and drinks can appear to be an alluring solution to achieving body image expectation. Snacks, drinks, and meals line grocery store shelves labeled as “sugar-free” and “low calorie.” Sounds like a simple choice, right?  After all, processed sugar isn’t recommended by… Read More →

Skin Laundry can clear away years of coverup

Skin Laundry California clinic

I have struggled with acne most of my adult life. After decades of spending money on expensive topical products and innumerable painful chemical peels and prescriptions from the dermatologist, I have finally found a solution. Skin Laundry has been my answer to a decades long embarrassment. Melasma, brownish patches of hyperpigmentation, has also been a… Read More →

New boutique brings boho-chic to Scottsdale

5 two 3 opened its doors in November to its first-ever retail store in the heart of bustling Old Town Scottsdale, Ariz. Located at the southwest corner of Goldwater Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.  The boho inspired boutique offers handmade, free-spirited women’s clothing and yoga headbands in a myriad of vibrant prints and comfortable fabrics. “We’re… Read More →

Subscription box brings Arizona designers to doorsteps

Courtesy of Clothes Minded

With a rising focus on local artisans and supporting local business, Kim Kendall of the Phoenix boutique Clothes Minded, created a program that makes discovering new local designers simple. Love Local is a boxed collection that includes products that were created by five different local designers. This box is the first of its kind, but… Read More →

Keep it fresh at work with these hygiene tips

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. Being a business fashionista isn’t just all about dressing the part. It’s about looking the part, too. Hygiene is… Read More →

DIY face masks use fresh food for a fresher face

Arizona Spa Girls

It’s amusing to walk through a store in fall and see how many products can incorporate pumpkin as an ingredient — pumpkin spice Oreos, pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin spice marshmallows and even pumpkin-flavored dog treats. However, what most people don’t know about the winter squash is that it’s packed with benefits for the skin. The… Read More →

Alcoholic’s recovery sparks Arizona fashion line

Jennica E. Maes | aMaes photography

Stephen and Nick Polando were in a parking garage on Mill Avenue one night in 2009. They decided to race each other, displaying their competitiveness as brothers. Nick, the younger of the two at 22 years old, won the race. Stephen, 25, was devastated and immediately blamed it on his struggles with alcoholism. “It hits… Read More →

The story of the modern manicure is cross-cultural, generational

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That nail that you pick, bite and chip has a story to tell, and that story begins with a bottle of liquid nail enamel. Maybe it was the 176 pages that brought women of various ages to the Whiteman Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum on Sept. 10, or maybe it was curiosity. Either way,… Read More →

In Review: Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort

Photo by Robin Sendele

PHXFW Recap: Thursday, Oct. 2 Rows and rows of white chairs surrounded the poolside raised white runway with lights projecting colors of blue and yellow. Music was blaring as girls in sky-high heels texted away on their phones. This was the scene Thursday night at Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort, when a mix… Read More →

Skinny Business, Pt. 2: If the shirt doesn’t fit, ditch it

Is everything in your closet too tight or too loose? Time to rethink your shopping habits./ 123RF.com, Copyright: vukvuk

“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. When you find yourself spending more time than necessary looking in your closest for just one article of clothing… Read More →