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Home Furnishing & Design Show coming to WestWorld

The Home Furnishing & Design Show will debut March 28-29, 2015, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

AZ Big Media is launching Scottsdale’s biggest home furnishings and design show in 2015. “The Home Furnishing & Design Show will feature the very best Arizona has to offer,” said Mike Atkinson, president and CEO of AZ Big Media. “Homeowners are going to see the newest and highest-quality items, unique countertops and floors and meet… 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 →

How to Choose the Right Hot Water System for Home

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate

Choosing the right hot water system for your home is no easy task. Hence, it’s a buying decision you don’t want to make at the last minute. You have to consider lots of factors such as the number of people in the house, area of installation, fuel or energy source, your budget, energy efficiency rating… Read More →

Tucson designer finds national acclaim via Houzz website, app

Photo from Within Studio Interior Design firm website

It’s often said advertising is key to a successful business. In that case, Within Interior Design Studio found it on national television with the use of a website. Just how the commercial and residential interior design firm based out of Tucson got this opportunity began when 35-year old interior designer and principal of Within Studio… Read More →

Arizona creative Diana Madaras hosts book release party

"King of Sandibe"

Watercolorist Diana Madaras has turned the world into her canvas — from the plains of Africa to the hills of Greece and her home for the last four decades, Tucson, Ariz. For years, the owner of Madaras Gallery in Tucson has wanted to release a coffee table book but didn’t know what it would be about.… Read More →

Junk in the Trunk plans Fall Market

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Shoppers, designers, vintage lovers and treasure hunters – the date has been set. On September 20, 2014, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will return to the newly-built, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned building at WestWorld, Scottsdale’s nationally recognized special events facility.   This event, which will feature all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade, will provide a treasure… Read More →

Solar and Other Ways to Save on Electricity Bills

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In 2013, Arizona earned a new nickname -“the solar state”- by participating in heated debates regarding net metering and the growing solar electric industry. As expected, the utility companies put up a fight, which resulted in a minor victory allowing them to charge a small fee on new residential solar electric installations. But the power… Read More →

Jonathan Adler to open first Arizona store Aug. 22

By James McDonald

Jonathan Adler is pleased to announce the addition of an Arizona store to its retail portfolio. Jonathan Adler Biltmore Fashion Park is slated to open August 22nd.  It will be the brand’s 27th boutique and its first in Arizona. The new store features about 2,900 square feet of selling space and will be the fourth… Read More →

How to protect AC unit during monsoons

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Is your air conditioner ready for the dust storms, torrential downpours, thunder and lightning that is monsoon season? When an air conditioning system stops working during an Arizona summer, it is the worst and it can be very costly to repair or replace. Preventative maintenance is key to keeping you cool in the hot summer… Read More →

Agent Kevin Owens holds the key to living in luxury

Southern Cross Ranch. Listing Courtesy Of Kevin Owens, Best REALTOR® In Town
11250 E. Arabian Park Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Kevin Owens understands the finer things in life ― he sells some of the nicest homes in the Valley to some of the most affluent residents in Arizona. The Scottsdale native, who works with Coldwell Banker, has been in the business for nearly six years. His family has a history in Valley real estate that… Read More →

21 tweaks to summer-ize your home

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The time has come to “summer-ize” your home. There are so many ways to do this and you have your own ideas of what summer means. Expressing these summer needs means making easy and simple changes that will give comfort during the long, hot days of summer. Here are some suggestions to choose from. Some… Read More →

New retail concept comes to Scottsdale

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One of the most respected and successful names in the pool, spa, patio and backyard living industry is diving back in the water and launching a new retail experience store with Jacuzzi Brands, featuring exceptional and functional backyard living spaces that include the benefits of hot tub living. David Ghiz, one of the former owners… Read More →

2014 Best Of Scottsdale: Home Interiors

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The Best of Scottsdale is based on the best, brightest and most beautiful things to do in Scottsdale. The following article is filled with the best places in Scottsdale to eat, best businesses to improve your lifestyle and home, care for your body and surround yourself with beautiful things. Because that’s really what Scottsdale is… Read More →

2014 Best Of Scottsdale Home & Garden: Walls, Doors, Windows, & Floors

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The Best of Scottsdale is based on the best, brightest and most beautiful things to do in Scottsdale. The following article is filled with the best places in Scottsdale to eat, best businesses to improve your lifestyle and home, care for your body and surround yourself with beautiful things. Because that’s really what Scottsdale is… Read More →