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Free cupcakes for students and teachers

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Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale is offering something for students and teachers this September! The cupcake bakery wants to reward those who work hard for their grades AND the teachers who help them get there! Straight A Tuesdays: Every Tuesday in September students can bring in a test or paper with an “A” letter grade on… Read More →

My Sister’s Attic at Pinnacle Peak expands

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Some things are meant to get larger and this September My Sister’s Attic at Pinnacle Peak is embracing the motto ‘big is beautiful’ with a 40% expansion of the Valley’s favorite designer consignment furniture shop. Shoppers looking for more wall art, china, crystal, furniture, lighting, rugs and patio accessories should head to My Sister’s Attic’s… Read More →

Sunfare’s pancakes are delicious twist on paleo diet

Pumpkin Pancakes, WEB

While paleo means old or ancient, popular paleo dishes are anything but. Take Sunfare’s Pumpkin Pancakes with a Blueberry Sauce for example. The pancakes, pictured above, are prepared with a focus on low-carb, sugar-free, and high healthy fat ingredients, such as organic pumpkin puree, olive oil, almond meal flour, and agave. Then topped with a… 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 →

Zolton’s Salon wins award for best salon design in North America

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The Professional Beauty Association at its 25th annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) honored Scottsdale’s Zolton’s Salon and Spa with the 2014 Salon Design of the Year award. NAHA is the industry’s most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America with nearly 50,000 entries competing for the winning title in 14 categories. More than 1,000… Read More →

Try this at home: Nekter Juice Cleanse

Photo by Kaleigh Shufeldt

Lying across my living room floor, I began to question my sanity. I could no longer remember why I decided to do a juice cleanse. It was only 1 p.m., and I already felt weak. I was not necessarily hungry, but I had no energy. My joie de vivre had been drained out of me.… Read More →

The scoop on this year’s Gelato Wars

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The Gelato Spot’s annual Gelato Wars are back! Through August 31, patrons of Gelato Spot can try 10 flavors whipped up by local chefs and vote for their favorite. Gelato Wars is a month-long competition for bragging rights, a customized copper trophy and $500. It’s also a fund raiser with the goal of donating at… Read More →

Scottsdale company pools world’s beauty secrets in skincare line

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Women from all corners of the globe might not have a lot in common, but one thing for sure is that they all strive for beauty. Two Scottsdale women, Tanaha Hairston and Dr. Jennifer Haley realized that there was a shortage in skincare products that work for a wide range of ethnicities and mixed ethnicities.… Read More →

White, hot trends for summer

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Some shudder at the thought of white apparel, but I’m here to tell you that there is nothing to fear. Not only is white the most perfect color to keep you cool during the hot Arizona summer, it’s flattering and versatile. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to fashions in white. And whether you… Read More →

Local retiree launches cookie company in Gold Canyon

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July 7, 2014 by in Local Shops

Francis Nelson Beebe knows a good cookie when he bakes one. This avid artisan baker and chef has been perfecting the art of the chocolate chip cookie for years and has parlayed his passion into an entrepreneurial endeavor: Mr. Nelson’s Cookies; now open for business in Gold Canyon. Beebe’s business model is simple: he’s a… Read More →

INTERMIX Scottsdale opening in July

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On July 14, fashion’s leading multi-brand retailer, INTERMIX, opens its newest boutique in Scottsdale, Arizona. Expanding its distinct shopping experience while embracing a “chill luxe” and “refined chic” vibe, the Scottsdale location brings the brand to 39 stores throughout North America. With locations in top luxury markets including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago,… Read More →

My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store is coming

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First there was My Sister’s Closet (1991), then My Sister’s Attic (1997) and Well Suited (2001), and now the Valley’s most charitable sisters are at it again — opening My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store in July of 2014. At approximately 3,200-square-feet, the first location of My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store will be located in Chandler… Read More →

La Maison Interiors named a Retail Star

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La Maison Interiors has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2014 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. The annual list, now in its 10th years, recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents, including furniture stores and interior design boutiques, who are creative in their… Read More →

Valley’s hottest chefs battle in Gelato Wars

Olive oil with lemon zest stracciatella by Cullen Campbell at Crudo.

As the temperatures soar outside, look for the competition to heat up inside The Gelato Spot as 10 of the Valley’s most popular chefs head into the freezer to create their one-of-a-kind gelato concoction for Gelato Wars. Held at all three Valley Gelato Spot locations, and at participating chefs’ restaurants, the 2nd Annual Gelato Wars… Read More →