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Goodwill presents 4th Annual Little Black Dress Challenge


Phoenix Fashion Week is challenging Arizona fashionistas to visit any of the 67 Goodwill locations in Arizona to search the many clothing racks, find the perfect project dress and re-purpose it into their interpretation of the iconic Little Black Dress as a part of the 4th Annual Little Black Dress Challenge, presented by Goodwill. “We are thrilled… Read More →

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market to be held September 19-20

Junk in the Trunk

Record numbers of shoppers will be at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, Scottsdale’s unique two-day shopping experience, on September 19-20, 2015.  Featuring more than 170 hand-picked artists and antique vendors, the extremely popular event – held at WestWorld in Scottsdale – will showcase all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will be… Read More →

Entrepreneurs go from poker to peonies


Three guys turned poker winning into a budding startup that is redefining the flower industry and it is coming to Phoenix. David Daneshgar, who won an event at the 2008 World Series of Poker, turned a $1,000 buy-in at a poker tournament into the source of initial funding for BloomNation. This Santa Monica startup, often… Read More →

Local nonprofit brings History Channel star to the Valley

Frank Fritz American PIckers

In an effort to educate and get people to rethink waste; Stardust Building Supplies is hosting Salvage This!, the 3rd annual fundraiser and celebration of reuse. The event, which is set to be held at the Showcase Room at The Yard in Tempe, is meant to inspire individuals to build a sustainable community. During the… Read More →

Jen of all trades: Scottsdale designer puts heart into homes

Courtesy of Jennifer Adams

In order to understand how Scottsdale designer Jennifer Adams transformed her life of cleaning houses, teaching aerobics and being a receptionist to becoming a successful entrepreneur, you would need to trace her journey all the way back to home. “I realized at an early age the power of home and what you do to your… Read More →

Bake the sweetest gift this Valentine’s Day


Learn how to make delectable, chocolaty desserts for the sweetest holiday of the year, including Truffle Tarts, Italian Chocolate Bread Pudding and more! Bring your sweetheart or bring a group of pals – it’ll be a time to share the love (of chocolate!). On Friday, February 13, come to Luci’s Healthy Marketplace and learn the… Read More →

How to make nut milks

Courtesy Katie Snyder

Many people today have started to stray away from dairy products. Instead they are choosing alternatives such as almond and even hazelnut milks. Unfortunately, even some of those items still contain preservatives. They may also contain carrageenan, an ingredient which studies have correlated to increasing risks of glucose intolerance, stomach ulcerations, and some cancers. There’s… Read More →

Local fabric designer pens book on unconventional creativity

Screen Shot of Such Designs, WEB

As artist and author, Carrie Bloomston, flipped through the 127 colorful pages of her first book, “The Little Spark-30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity,” she couldn’t help but smile at the product of her journey. “I could have written this very fluffy light book about creativity, but it wouldn’t have solved the problem. It wouldn’t… 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 →

The Dish: Cocktail Popsicles


Stay cool by the pool this summer with these adult popsicles. Of course you can make them non-alcoholic and they’ll still be delicious but that little extra kick just makes them so much more special. This recipe for super simple strawberry margarita popsicles is amazing! Replace the alcohol with the same amount of sprite or… Read More →

The Dish: Pesto


Take advantage of the last moments of spring with delicious homemade pesto. Use basil from your own garden for the best tasting pesto you’ve ever had! Find this recipe and more summery delights on Scottsdale Living: The Dish on Pinterest. If you want to save your pesto and use it throughout the summer and even… Read More →

The Dish: Mother’s Day Coffee Cake

coffee cake

Skip the crowded breakfast spots this Mother’s Day and show mom how much you love her by preparing one of her favorites! Share with us in the comments some of your mom’s favorite recipes. Who knows, maybe it’ll be featured on The Dish someday! To start things off I’ll share one of my mom’s favorites.… Read More →

The Dish: Strawberry Rhubarb Tarragon Tart Tatin

Courtesy of: Adventures in Cooking

I have a small obsession with rhubarb. Whether it’s in a pie, tart or crumble I love it but that wasn’t always the case. For years I was leery of rhubarb for its similarities to celery, which I hate. I feared it would be stringy and flavorless; the bane of salads and soups alike. How… Read More →

The Dish: Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Jazz up your spring salads with this homemade raspberry vinaigrette recipe. It’s light and fresh, and super simple! Store bought dressings are full of hidden calories; making your own is much healthier and very easy. If raspberries aren’t your thing try this recipe with strawberries or blackberries. Back in January I gave you my personal… Read More →