(Left) Madison Aker is wearing the Paperbraid XL Brim Hat from San Diego Hat Co., $84,exquisiteswimwear.com or sandiegohat.com; and, the Betsey Johnson French Pastry Sliding Triangle Top and Flirty Skirted Hipster Bottom, everythingbutwater.com. Photographer: Cory Bergquist; location: Hotel Valley Ho.
KKINI swimsuit and fashion designer, Michaela Cawley, knows a few things about how to stay stylish during the scorching summer months. Here are some must-have, poolside items you’ll find in her beach bag:
Summer vacations — a respite from the daily stressors of our lives. Whether you’re trekking to exotic islands, hopping on a brief flight just across the state border or driving down the street to the nearest hotspot to cool down, we want to ensure you arrive at your destination in head-turning style from head to toe.
We teamed up with Michaela Cawley, local fashion and swimsuit designer of KKINI, to provide you with our must-have summer accessories. (If you remember last issue’s cover, that was Michaela’s KKINI Monroe Bathers Tank swimsuit; one of our favorites).
As for those of you night owls vacationing within city limits, flip through the magazine for our Nightlife Guide, a compilation of the best bars and clubs in the area as well as live music and entertainment venues, including comedy clubs and theaters.
If pool bars are more your thing, flip through to the Escape section, where you’ll find five of the best pool bars in the Scottsdale area.
And with all the time spent at the pool this summer, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. You’ll find some helpful tips in our Rejuvenate section.
Until we meet again in October, take a dip, have a sip, and keep an eye for the next issue, when the temperature takes a plunge of its own.
Kristine Cannon, Associate Editor
Home | Garden | Design The New Wave
Michael Gossie, Editor in Chief
I have to start this letter by letting you know that I have a historic home that was built in 1918. So — despite the charm of having a historic home — there are A LOT of things that need to be updated.
But since I bought the house in 2004, there was one thing that bothered me the most: the porn tub.
That’s what my friends referred to the bathtub in the master bathroom. It was a huge tub, surrounded my mirrors, cheesy tile work, and looked like something straight out of a racy scene from “Game of Thrones.”
Tim Thacker, owner of COHACO Building Specialties, says, “The bathroom has become a place to relax, retire and rejuvenate.”
So it was with great joy that I recently destroyed my “porn tub” and replaced it with a luxurious tub and shower with two oversized shower heads.
No longer is my master bath a place to take a quick shower and hurry off to work. Now, it’s a place where I can recover from long days and strenuous workouts.
In this issue of Scottsdale Living, you’ll get tips for your kitchen, “mom cave,” backyard and more.
Have fun! I sure did.
Take it with you! On your mobile, go to m.issuu.com to get started.
Meet the Models spotlights each and every model featured in Scottsdale Living — so you can get to know them better.
Up next on Meet the Models, meet Jeanna Jeanna, who not only graces the cover of our Spring 2012 with that retro-fabulous cap, but she can also be found within the same issue donning KKINI‘s Monroe Bathers Tank, which you can find at Exquisite Swimwear.
How did you start modeling?
In 2001 in Georgia, I saw a flier for a fashion show. They needed models, and I didn’t know anyone that side of the Mississippi so I figured, “Why not?” That day opened up the door for me to be signed with Elite, New York, L’Agence and The Talent Group, Atlanta & Paolo Tomei, Milan. I was a dental assistant at the time and now a nurse, and it has always been a fun hobby.
What type of modeling do you like the most and why?
I like editorial and glamour. They feel the most fun, and I like when there is a funky creative edge that is inspiring the shoot.
What is your favorite shoot you’ve done and why?
There are so many that were fun and could easily be a favorite. I loved shooting in Italy and overcoming the language barrier added to it. Studio and closed-set shoots are great, too, because people seem to be more relaxed and act like themselves. Anything with a great makeup artist and lots of free flow creativity is a good time.
Do you have an all-time favorite modeling photo?
‹‹‹ Credit: Gibson Photo Art
What advice would you give to someone interested in modeling?
Go to school and get a degree in something that will last because your looks won’t and people respect intelligence over beauty at the end of the day.
More photos of Jeanna Jeanna:
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