Local Shops Archives

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 →

Biltmore’s Unleashed Holiday Gift Mart to benefit local animal shelter

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What has a wet nose, floppy ears and can brighten anyone’s day? One of the dozens of dogs kept at Arizona Animal Welfare League’s adoption facility! Adopting a dog can be the gift that keeps on giving, and pet-lovers and shopaholics can gather next weekend to support the shelters that care for thousands of homeless… 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 →

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 →

Sip Coffee & Beer House unveils outdoor event space

Sip Coffee and Beer House

Coffee lovers, beer drinkers and anyone else interested in kicking off fall with a festive outdoor party in the heart of Scottsdale have a new place to do so. Ever since it opened in 2013, patrons at Sip Coffee & Beer House have been looking out on a construction project located just behind the building.… Read More →

The Dish: Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Pumpkin creme brûlée

You may enjoy poking fun at the pumpkin spice lattes and candles circulating in your office or autumn-themed everything on the end caps of your grocery store, but we’re here to say if you can’t beat it — eat it. Below is one delicious pumpkin-flavored recipe, courtesy of the family-owned Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe in… Read More →

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

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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

Gelato War Spoons

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 →