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Arhaus brings handcrafted goods to Scottsdale

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Arhaus, known internationally for its exclusive assortment of handcrafted home goods, is moving in to Scottsdale at Kierland Commons, 7030 East Greenway Parkway, marking the retailer’s first ever store in Arizona. Arhaus will soon begin to renovate a little more than 31,000 sq. ft. spanning two floors—a space formerly occupied by Barnes & Noble. Chairman… 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 →

Local website calculates the ‘perfect gift’

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Lesley Morrison Midkiff’s husband always wanted to get her nice gifts for special occasions but found it difficult to think of the “perfect gift.” He didn’t want to ask Morrison Midkiff, because he didn’t want to ruin the surprise. “He would end up having to ask me what I wanted, but hated that asking me… Read More →

Looks We Love: Holiday party attire with Scottsdale Quarter

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With the food comas from Thanksgiving over and the countdown until Christmas already well under way (less than 30 days for those who are keeping track) it’s that wonderful time of the year when your schedule is full of holiday parties — be it with your favorite coworkers or your best friends. Holiday party attire in… Read More →

Subscription box brings Arizona designers to doorsteps

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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 →

‘Phoenix-inspired’ pendant sells for $33K

Ryan and Randy Coffin, Coffin & Trout

February will be a busy month of celebration for many Arizonans, with Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl and Arizona’s 102nd birthday. While most people may not be aware of the latter, a fine jewelry store in Chandler gave Arizona, or, more accurately, one lucky buyer, the most rare and exquisite birthday present. Coffin & Trout… 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 →

Scottsdale Quarter’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Between birthdays, half-birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, friendiversaries, Secret Santa exchanges and every other occasion to buying awesome things for the awesome people in your life, sometimes we get stuck. Luckily, Scottsdale Quarter’s Alison Goodman is here to save the day with some useful gift ideas for the holiday season! Scottsdale Quarter is located at: 15037… Read More →

Local fabric designer pens book on unconventional creativity

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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 →

The Big Bling Theory: Keep jewelry practical in the office

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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. Bangles, bracelets, necklaces, wedding rings, midi rings, toe rings, studs, hoops and cuff earrings. Just admit it ― when… Read More →

‘Athleisure’ dresses up casual-wear for the workplace

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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. Leave it to the fashion industry to invent yet another broad, confusing term… “athleisure.” If you’re confused and pondering… Read More →

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

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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. Strong, sexy, bold, smart and a killer wardrobe. That describes many leading female characters on television. Audiences of shows… 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

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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 →