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Skin Laundry can clear away years of coverup

Skin Laundry founder Yen Reis

Skin Laundry founder Yen Reis

I have struggled with acne most of my adult life. After decades of spending money on expensive topical products and innumerable painful chemical peels and prescriptions from the dermatologist, I have finally found a solution. Skin Laundry has been my answer to a decades long embarrassment.

Melasma, brownish patches of hyperpigmentation, has also been a significant problem for me. I’ve spent the last six years trying to blend, cover and conceal it with layers of makeup, but all that did was contribute more the acne issue. However, Skin Laundry has rescued me from that affliction as well.

The results from my very first appointment were staggering. Within minutes, my face felt lighter and tighter and so much brighter. I left the clinic without any makeup, but felt a new sense of confidence. After a few hours, I noticed that my blemishes were dry and clearing. I awoke the next morning to find that the patches of Melasma appeared to be breaking up a bit.
I have had four treatments at Skin Laundry now and I’m really seeing a huge difference in the overall tone and evenness of my skin. My face is softer and it feels so healthy.

Obviously the acne and Melasma were my biggest concerns, but a great bonus has been the reduction of the fine lines I had. I’m only 34, but I’ve spent all of those years in the sun. The Skin Laundry laser treatments have begun to reverse the damage that’s done.

Just as your physical health is improved with ongoing fitness, Skin Laundry believes that it takes commitment to improve your skin – your body’s largest organ. Regular Skin Laundry treatments will visibly improve your skin’s smoothness, evenness, tone, texture, radiance and clarity, while diminishing the appearance of pores, reducing the look of lines and wrinkles, and restoring firmer, tighter skin.

Every Skin Laundry treatment leaves the skin deep-cleaned and toned. More frequent treatments result in more dramatic improvements in the areas of acne, redness, unevenness, dullness, hyperpigmentation and photo aging. Over time, significant and noticeable improvements in the overall look and health of the skin are realized and sustained.

Skin Laundry has announced the opening of its first laser skin clinic location in the Scottsdale Quarter, 15037 N. Scottsdale Rd., # 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Skin Laundry at Scottsdale Quarter is the beauty brand’s sixth clinic in the US. Inspired by LA’s healthy living lifestyle, Skin Laundry opened its flagship location in Santa Monica, CA in 2013 and the seventh clinic is set to open in NYC later this year.

Skin Laundry is a simple, smart and safe laser skin treatment solution designed to make maintaining healthy skin both accessible and convenient. Skin Laundry’s signature 10 minute medical-grade treatment delivers deep down skin cleaning and improvement with no downtime. Using modern technology and advanced noninvasive lasers and light therapy, Skin Laundry’s proprietary system vaporizes the dirt, debris, pollutants and toxins in the skin deep within pores. The result: better brighter, cleaner and clearer skin. Each Skin Laundry clinic is staffed with a team of certified healthcare professionals highly trained on proven methods and overseen by a team of medical advisors.

The clinics are designed to be contemporary and casual. Skin Laundry’s distinct environment blends the comfortable, relaxed California lifestyle with clean, quality and inviting clinic experience, a refreshing departure from a typical medical facility. The friendly and efficient staff consistently provides guests with a seamless and effortless check-in system.

Skin Laundry has also developed a line of everyday skin products aimed at helping maintain and improve a person’s results between treatments. My favorite product so far has been the Hydrating Radiance Facial Treatment Mask.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, go to skinlaundry.com.

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Santa and his sleigh return to Scottsdale Quarter

Looking for a place to take your holiday photos? Grab the family and head to Scottsdale Quarter for The Santa Social, and even Fido is invited. This signature event, now in its third year, will feature FREE photos with Santa for kids and pets, animal adoptions with the Arizona Animal Welfare League, interactive holiday entertainment for kids, a holiday concert and the official lighting of the holiday tree. In addition to a great family experience, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is one of the best days of the year to shop; post-Thanksgiving shopping means great deals and discounts, just in time for holiday presents!

WHAT:   The 3rd Annual Santa Social

WHERE: Scottsdale Quarter, 15037 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

WHEN: Saturday, November 29, 2014
2pm – 6pm: Free photos with Santa for kids and pets
2pm – 5pm: Pet adoptions with the Arizona Animal Welfare League
3pm – 5pm: Interactive Holiday Entertainment for Kids
5pm – 7pm: Holiday concert with Pete Pancrazi
6pm: Official lighting of the holiday tree

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Scottsdale Quarter leases first ‘Block M’ office

Glimcher Realty Trust and CBRE announced the first office lease for Scottsdale Quarter’s new±170,000 SF Class A, mixed-use building in North Scottsdale, Ariz. Located at the southeast corner of the high-end lifestyle center, the new, six-story tower will be the new home of Phoenix-based hospitalist group Apogee Physicians’ corporate headquarters.


Vince Femiano with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented Apogee Physicians in negotiating the ±27,727 square-foot, long-term lease. CBRE’s Brad Anderson and Michael Strittmatter represented the landlord and developer, Glimcher Realty Trust.


“Scottsdale Quarter is the most exciting development that I remember in 20 years of living in Arizona,” said Michael W. Gregory, M.D., CEO of Apogee Physicians. “World class shopping, dining and amenities, combined with the premier office space in Scottsdale promises our people the very best environment to pursue our dream of making lives better for our patients.”


This lease marks an expansion for Apogee Physicians, currently headquartered in the Camelback Corridor, as they plan for future growth. Founded in 2002 as a nine-physician group, Apogee is now comprised of more than 750 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.


“We are pleased to welcome Apogee to the great mix of Scottsdale Quarter tenants, especially so early in our construction cycle. We commend Dr. Gregory and the Apogee team for what they have built and look forward to this new relationship,” said Marshall A. Loeb, president and chief operating officer for Glimcher.


Glimcher Realty Trust broke ground on Block M at Scottsdale Quarter in late summer. The new tower will feature premier office space, above ground-floor retail plus an additional parking garage for both tenants and visitors. IBEX Construction out of New York City has been selected as the general contractor for the new building. American Girl has already been announced as the anchor retail tenant, which will occupy 12,000 square feet for their experiential store. This will be the first American Girl store in the state of Arizona. The tower is expected to deliver in the summer of 2015.


Existing office space in the center is nearly 100% leased as momentum at the property continues. In May, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, another premier office tenant at Scottsdale Quarter, expanded to more than 67,000 square feet.


“Apogee’s commitment to the Quarter is another great example of the trend towards employers seeking a unique urban lifestyle office experience,” said Anderson.


Scottsdale Quarter, which sits on 28 acres at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Greenway-Hayden Loop, includes 370,000 square feet of upscale retail, restaurant and entertainment options and 203,000 square feet of class A office space. The new six-story building will feature contemporary architecture perfectly integrated into the project, with high ceilings and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.


Following the development of the south parcel, Scottsdale Quarter will be a 1.2 million square foot lifestyle center offering a premier, experience-centered environment. The addition of the luxury residential component of Crescent Scottsdale Quarter, combined with the existing upscale retail amenities, provides office tenants a premium, all-inclusive environment.


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Glimcher breaks ground on 170KSF at Scottsdale Quarter

Glimcher Realty Trust has broken ground on Block M at Scottsdale Quarter, a six-story, approximately ±170,000 SF Class-A, mixed-use building in north Scottsdale, Ariz. Located at the southeast corner of the high-end lifestyle center, the new tower will feature premier office space, above ground-floor retail plus an additional parking garage for both tenants and visitors. The tower is expected to deliver in the summer of 2015.

Glimcher has partnered with Brad Anderson and Mike Strittmatter at CBRE to market the new office space.  IBEX Construction out of New York City has been selected as the general contractor for the new building. American Girl has already been announced as the anchor retail tenant, which will occupy 12,000 square feet for their experiential store. This will be the first American Girl store in the state of Arizona.

“We are extremely pleased to continue development of phase three at Scottsdale Quarter with the groundbreaking of Block M,” said Marshall A. Loeb, president and chief operating officer for Glimcher. “Demand for space at The Quarter continues to be high further signifying the center’s appeal for businesses looking for a vibrant, upscale office environment.”

Existing office space in the center is nearly 100% leased as momentum at the property continues. In May, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, a premier office tenant at Scottsdale Quarter, expanded to more than 67,000 square feet.

Following the development of the south parcel, Scottsdale Quarter will be a 1.2 million square foot lifestyle center offering a premier, experience-centered environment. The addition of the luxury residential component of Crescent Scottsdale Quarter, combined with the existing upscale retail amenities, provides office tenants a premium, all-inclusive environment.

Scottsdale Quarter, which sits on 28 acres at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Greenway-Hayden Loop, includes 370,000 square feet of upscale retail, restaurant and entertainment options and 203,000 square feet of class A office space. The new six-story building will feature contemporary architecture perfectly integrated into the project, with high ceilings and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

“Leasing activity on the building is very strong considering how early we are in the construction process,” said CBRE’s Anderson.

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White, hot trends for summer

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 prefer a dress, shorts, or a jumpsuit – this summer, white is it. And that “No White after Labor Day” rule? So passé. You can wear this color year round.

Alison Goodman is the marketing director of Scottsdale Quarter

look oneThere is nothing easier than throwing on shorts and a girlie shirt. What I love about this combo from CALYPSO St. Barth is that the pieces are great together while easily standing on their own. White denim shorts will soon become your summer staple and that easy-breezy-gauzy top? Pair with your favorite black slim pants and a black tank for fall – this summertime piece just transitioned you into next season.
look twoWell, hello sexy! This one-shoulder ruched dress from Ruby Boutique is the perfect piece to bring with you on your next beach vacation. You can wear it during the day by throwing on a pair of metallic gladiator sandals and simple jewelry, like the necklace shown here, but this piece works for nighttime as well. I’d recommend a pair of cork wedges and statement earrings – done and done.
look threeThis look from H & M is definitely for the fashion risk-takers. We saw sweatshirts explode on the runways a couple of seasons ago and there are no signs for a slow-down. Designers have kicked things up a notch by including catchy slogans and phrases, like the one shown here. Keep this masculine piece feminine by pairing it with a flouncy skater skirt like the one shown here, but for daytime, I’d wear a pair of black Converse to keep it interesting.
look threeI’m a true sucker for a simple tank dress and this little number from GAP does not disappoint. There’s nothing better than putting on a single item and being ready to head out the door. Here, the store has paired the dress with leather wedges, but it can definitely work with flat sandals too. I’m loving the metallic slides that were all over the spring 2014 runways – think Birkenstocks gone rose gold and in a more feminine shape.

Danny’s Family Car Wash in Scottsdale sells for $2M per acre

Danny's Family Car Wash 1ORION Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the successful ground lease sale of the Danny’s Family Car Wash located at 15515 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale, Ariz., for $6.5M to Pacific Scottsdale, LLC. The seller was Scottsdale Place, LLC.

The car wash, detailing center, gas facilities and 2 convenience stores, totaling approximately 17,700 square feet did not convey in this transaction and are currently owned by Danny’s Family Car Wash, who in turn leases the 3.25 acres. “A property like this does not come along very often. It is over 140,000 square feet of prime North Scottsdale real estate with Scottsdale Road frontage. It is in the middle of 3 marquee projects, namely the Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland Commons, and the Scottsdale Promenade. It is also in close proximity to a couple of major future redevelopments, the former Robb & Stucky site and the Cracker Jax site.”

The buyer, a partnership of high net worth local investors, was drawn to the site because of its superior location and plans to hold for redevelopment. “This was truly a win-win transaction in which the Seller sold at a premium at nearly $50 per square foot for the land, but still left some ‘meat on the bone’ for the next Buyer,” noted Ari Spiro, ORION’s lead broker on this transaction.

The property was purchased for cash after a 45-day escrow. ORION’s Principal, Sean Stutzman summarizes, “Great real estate always gets better and there are few intersections in the entire Southwest quite like this.” ORION should know having transacted over $50 million in real estate at or adjacent to the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Greenway-Hayden Loop in recent years, including most recently assembling the former Barcelona nightclub and adjacent office building. That site, currently nearing completion, is being developed by PB Bell and IPA and later this year will open as Liv Scottsdale, a 240-unit apartment project across from Scottsdale Quarter.

Spiro concludes, “this part of Scottsdale is just booming with high density mixed-use development as it continues its maturation into one of the most dynamic commercial and residential areas in the west. It will virtually be unrecognizable in five years!”


INTERMIX Scottsdale opening in July

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, and its international door in Toronto, INTERMIX has established itself as a premier specialty retailer boasting an unparalleled selection of exclusive designer apparel and accessories.

“We look forward to introducing INTERMIX’s unique vision to the market, bringing the Scottsdale consumer the intimate shopping experience that has positioned INTERMIX at the forefront of specialty fashion retail,” states Khajak Keledjian, INTERMIX Chief Executive and Co-Founder.

The 1,500 square-foot boutique is strongly localized in design. Inspired largely by the neutral color palette of Arizona, the boutique incorporates a juxtaposed mix of natural and polished materials. The store features white-washed oak wood paneling, rich brown-stained wood floors and leather tabletops as a neutral backdrop for the stores unique product assortment. These natural elements are balanced with elegant touches of luxury, seen in the satin black and polished stainless steel fixtures, custom rugs, Italian leather seating in fitting rooms and natural suede upholstery in the accessories area.

INTERMIX partnered with Pieter Ceizer, ELEVENPARIS and Go Figure Barre Studio to celebrate the opening:

1. INTERMIX teamed up with ELEVENPARIS and typographical artist Pieter Ceizer to create limited-edition sweatshirts. The collaboration features exclusive artwork inspired by the cities of upcoming INTERMIX store openings and will debut online and at their corresponding store locations upon opening. The Scottsdale themed sweatshirt features a custom “A to Z” graphic and will retail for $98, at the new Scottsdale store and on intermixonline.com beginning July 14th.

2. INTERMIX Scottsdale is partnering with Go Figure Barre Studio. An exclusive tote bag with an INTERMIX yoga mat and water bottle will be given to the first 75 clients to make a purchase at INTERMIX Scottsdale, in addition to a free class at Go Figure Barre Studio. Go Figure’s top 15 clients, and the first 60 people to purchase a full-price package, will receive the tote, yoga mat & water bottle and $50 off a purchase of $300 or more at INTERMIX Scottsdale.

American Girl coming to Scottsdale

American Girl®, a division of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), has announced plans to open its newest experiential retail store at Scottsdale Quarter, the premier open-air lifestyle center owned by Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT), located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 12,000-square-foot American Girl store is slated to open in late summer of 2015 and will be located within a new 180,000 square foot expansion of the property.

“For 16 years, American Girl retail stores have created unforgettable memories for millions of girls and their families, and we’re thrilled to now bring the American Girl experience to even more fans in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area,” said Wade Opland, American Girl’s vice president of retail. “As a leader in experiential retail, American Girl has found a great partner in Scottsdale Quarter, a well-established premium shopping center with an upscale mix of stores and restaurants. It’s an ideal location to introduce American Girl to the area and we look forward to opening our doors in summer 2015.”

“We are very excited to welcome American Girl to Scottsdale Quarter and to have such an iconic brand anchor the next phase of development at The Quarter,” said Michael P. Glimcher, Chairman and CEO of Glimcher.

“Scottsdale Quarter has become the pre-eminent shopping destination in the Arizona market and a model for experience-centered retail development. American Girl fits seamlessly with our focus on bringing the best mix of retail, entertainment and dining to market.”

Visitors to Scottsdale Quarter’s new American Girl store will find all of the company’s popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with a large assortment of doll outfits, accessories, girl-sized clothing, and a variety of best-selling American Girl books. In addition, American Girl fans will be able to enjoy a meal and a delicious dessert or celebrate a birthday in the store’s fun and casual 25-seat Bistro and treat their dolls to a new hairdo in the Doll Hair Salon. A variety of girl-and-mom-friendly events and programs will also be offered throughout the year.


Scottsdale Quarter welcomes European men’s store Suitsupply

Milan, London, Brussels, New York, Chicago and now Scottsdale. Distinguished men’s label Suitsupply, is the latest first-to-market retailer to land at Scottsdale Quarter. Recognized for its refined international men’s fashions, Suitsupply will open at the 28-acre shopping, dining and entertainment destination on May 22nd.

As the latest addition to a roster of fashion, design, wellness and tech boutiques, Suitsupply will bring the one-of-a-kind panache and freshness of their signature style to a retail location known for its style-conscious clientele. Alongside their unbeatable customer service and knowledgeable staff, Suitsupply’s new 5,611 square foot spot will feature a private shopping room, and an in-store tailor to ensure that no one leaves with anything less than a perfect fit. With an outdoor terrace, you can kick back and enjoy an espresso while waiting for alterations.

Suitsupply Scottsdale will offer a complete collection of suits, jackets, trousers, shoes, shirts and accessories. Additionally, the spring/summer 14‚ season will feature all-new shorts; perfect for the summer season.

“We wanted to create a collection and atmosphere that was suited for the style-conscious men of Scottsdale,” says CEO and founder Fokke de Jong.

“That’s why you’ll find plenty of lightweight linen and cotton fabrics, seersucker shorts, and a comfortable outdoor space to lounge in while taking in some scenic views.”

Established by Fokke de Jong in 2000, Suitsupply has grown from its beginning in Amsterdam to more than 44 stores in Europe and the U.S. De Jong was 27 years old when he fell in love with the fashion business and started organizing tailoring parties in the university campus and offices. He started the business from the trunk of his car, 6 months before graduating from a law degree. Eventually he decided to quit school and pursue his business in the world of tailoring.

The new location will be in Scottsdale Quarter at 15037 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fb.suitsupply or you can find them on Twitter under @MrSuitsupply.

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Zinburger beefs up presence with Scottsdale Quarter location

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upbeat, contemporary gourmet burger eatery and wine bar from Fox Restaurant Concepts, opened its fourth Arizona location on April 22, 2014 at Scottsdale Quarter. This popular eatery has been featured on the Food Network and has won Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Burger Battle each year since inception.

“We are confident that the fun and casual atmosphere of ZInburger will fit in perfectly with Scottsdale Quarter’s undeniable energy,” said founder Sam Fox. “The large patio overlooks the quad perfect for enjoying a meal with your family, people watching and enjoying the warm Arizona weather.”

Burger lovers will enjoy 17 signature burgers including the award-winning Zinburger made with certified Angus beef and topped with manchego cheese and Zinfandel braised onions, the Kobe Burger with cheddar and wild mushrooms, and Zinburger’s reinvention of the Breakfast Burger, which combines certified Angus beef with Neuske’s applewood smoked bacon, fried egg, avocado and American cheese, for a matchmade in heaven. Can’t find your perfect match? Build your own burger with topping varieties ranging from goat cheese and jalapeños to roasted peppers and fried egg, resulting in more than 4 million potential combinations of proteins, cheeses and toppings.

Zinburger caters to every appetite by offering non-carnivores several entrée-size salads and a lineup of beefless burgers including a Turkey Sloppy Joe, Seared Ahi Sandwich, veggie and turkey burgers and two chicken sandwiches. No experience is complete without a flavor-packed sharable side like Double Truffle Fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or perfectly crisp zucchini fries. Newly added to the roster are the “Loaded” Fries topped with Applewood smoked bacon, gooey melted cheese, sour cream and chives, and the Spicy Green Chili Fries smothered in green chili cheddar cheese sauce, roasted jalapenos and Cotija cheese.

Zinburger’s beverage selections are as equally varied. According to Fox, “Burgers and wine make an excellent combination, which is why we’ve hand selected each wine to pair perfectly with every style of burger on the menu.” You’ll find light and refreshing white varieties like Tangent Pinot Grigio (Edna Valley, Calif.) and Crossings Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand), and food-friendly reds including Manifesto Zinfandel from California, Terrazas de los Andes Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina), and Fox Restaurant Concepts’ own private label pinot noir, Fox Block 9 (Santa Barbara, Calif.). As an alternative, you’ll find an ample selection of beers and microbrews available on tap or by the bottle, and a well-crafted cocktail list, including the Bacon Bloody made with bacon-infused Smirnoff Vodka, Worcestershire, pepper and a bacon strip garnish.

Zinburger’s sweeter side features delectable hand-dipped milkshakes blended to perfection in flavors like salted caramel, Nutella Hazelnut Crunch, Butterfinger and strawberry; root beer and orange cream soda floats; and rich and delicious pies including chocolate cream and banana cream.

The restaurant itself is filled with bright and youthful energy. ZInburger’s décor is minimalistic, yet playful, featuring earth tones, light polished wood, steel fixtures and comfortable, stylish seating. A splash of color is added with the use of chartreuse accents. Much like the concept’s existing locations, Zinburger at Scottsdale Quarter has the familiar, lighthearted mural of cows grazing in a vibrant green pasture under the clear blue sky.

The original Zinburger opened in Tucson in the winter of 2007 followed by a second Tucson location in 2011. The contemporary burger spot was brought to Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix in the spring of 2010. The new location at Scottsdale Quarter joins existing Fox Restaurant Concepts, True Food Kitchen and Juby True, at the center.

Zinburger serves lunch and dinner daily, along with happy hour specials from 4-6 p.m. on weekdays. The new location is at 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, #F150, Scottsdale. For a current menu, hours of operation and more information, visit www.zinburgeraz.com.


ASICS at Scottsdale Quarter Now Open

Sports performance footwear, apparel and accessories brand ASICS America is expanding its retail footprint this weekend. With the addition of a storefront in the quad area of the Scottsdale Quarter, the retail store will provide runners, athletes and fitness enthusiast of all types with the largest collection of ASICS products. In addition, the ASICS Scottsdale store will feature its unique ASICS Foot ID®, offering customers a free, state-of-the-art, computerized gait analysis resulting in the perfect shoe pairing.

“With its beautiful climate, varied attractions, and vibrate business growth, Scottsdale is the ideal location for our newest Western storefront,” comments Kevin Wulff, ASICS America President and CEO. “As the first ASICS store in Arizona, we’re hoping to motivate the Scottsdale community and surrounding area full of young, active and style-conscious individuals, to better their best with ASICS’ wide variety of high performance athletic footwear, apparel and accessories.”

The new storefront will feature the brand’s 2014 Spring collections of high tech apparel, accessories and footwear including the 20th edition of the award-winning GEL-Kayano®. Beyond providing an exceptional product offering, the store will also look to become a pinnacle in the running and fitness community, hosting various group runs and workouts regularly as well as looking to sponsor other various events in the area that promote health and wellness.

The storefront, located at 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 140, Scottsdale, Ariz., is set to open on Friday, February 21.


Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2014

Valentine’s Day — you either love it, hate it or (sometimes) forget it. If you have a special someone (yourself included!) to celebrate this glorious holiday, take a quick stroll through the Scottsdale Quarter. With the help of the Stephanie Ingersoll, who knows the Quarter better than even the most dedicated shopper, Scottsdale Living has compiled a gift guide to the most excessively romantic day of the year.

look oneThere’s nothing more romantic than a sensual fragrance. If you’ve been dating a long time and your S.O. Knows every word to Seal’s “A Kiss From a Rose,” there’s a good chance this gift will go over well.
Try: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Gift Trio, $144.25 or Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Gift Set, $90 from Sephora.
look twoDoes the Sun have nothing on the warm fuzzies you get when you look at your honey? Help buffer that beautiful shine with these products.
Try: GLAMGLOW Clearing Treatment, $69-$88 or CLARISONIC Mia2 Hollywood Lights Collection, $150 from Sephora.
look threeAt the heart of a budding relationship is laughter and good times. Plus, you know the saying — the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. These appetite-satisfying gifts are great for a guy (and gal) whose eyes are bigger than their stomach.
Try: Edible bra and panty, $9.99; an XL beer glass that holds four brews, $14; box of chocolates or giant candy bars, $7 to $19.99, from It’s Sugar.
look threeShow your better half how well you know them with a gift that aligns with their passions.
Try: Marilyn Monroe gear — $13 to $39.99, from It’s Sugar.
look threeIs your beloved a classic? Don’t be afraid to take the classic route of gifting jewelry! For trendy items, Kendra Scott has both of you covered with cufflinks for him and gorgeous jewelry sets for her.
Try: Emerson, Daniel or Loren cufflinks, $44 to $75; Stevie necklace, Marissa earrings or an Erika cuff bracelet, $150, $125, $160, from Kendra Scott Jewelry.
look threeIf your lady has high-end taste, you may want to check out the LUXE Collection’s offerings.
Try: Baquette Caged Tennis Bracelet in Black Tourmaline, $450; Stone Nest Pendant Necklace in Black Tourmaline, $250; Pave Oval Stud Earrings in Black Tourmaline $195, from LUXE Collection.
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Looks Fit for a Valley Winter, Pt. 3: Lindsay Lou

Wintertime in the Valley is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. There is a reason why the snowbirds flock to Scottsdale, and it may have something to do with the warm temps. Unfortunately, dressing the part seems to be a challenge for many, but thanks to Scottsdale Quarter’s Marketing Director Alison Goodman, we have great tips for looking your best during the winter months. Alison’s sense of style is on point and for the next three weeks she will take us to three different store’s located at my favorite mall to give us examples of outfits that you can use as inspiration to spruce up your wardrobe.

The final weekend for holiday parties before Christmas is approaching quickly and we are winding down our shopping spree. Our go-to and knowledgeable shopping expert has taken us to Free People where she taught us how to incorporate some of our favorite decades fashion styles into our holiday wardrobe as well as introduced us to patterned leggings. Next stop on our shopping spree was to the GAP, where we learned that it’s never too late to wear white after Labor Day and that “gray is the new black.” Our final store is the cute little boutique Lindsay Lou, where Alison will show us some great ideas for looking super chic this holiday season!

look oneLindsay Lou is the perfect place to find that LA-inspired and trendy look and this outfit is no exception. Leather pieces are huge this holiday season and this dress is combining two trends: sheer paneling amidst a luxe fabric. And remember, it’s never a bad idea to update that LBD category in your closet.
look two‘Tis the season for the sweatshirt! Paired with jeans, pencil skirts and everything in between, this gym-going staple is having its moment. Some great finds come from Wildfox at Lindsay, where the fabrics are soft and the sayings are tongue-in-cheek. There are no rules when it comes to your sweatshirt – rock in anytime and every time.
look threeLayer, layer and layer some more – this look combines the comfort of a slouchy boyfriend jean with a girlie floral top and strategically placed scarf. For the warmer mid-days of Arizona winter, this look will take you far. Add a pair of open-toed booties to the ensemble to dress up the distressed denim.
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Looks Fit for a Valley Winter, Pt. 2: The GAP

Wintertime in the Valley is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. There is a reason why the snowbirds flock to Scottsdale, and it may have something to do with the warm temps. Unfortunately, dressing the part seems to be a challenge for many, but thanks to Scottsdale Quarter’s Marketing Director Alison Goodman, we have great tips for looking your best during the winter months. Alison’s sense of style is on point and for the next three weeks she will take us to three different store’s located at my favorite mall to give us examples of outfits that you can use as inspiration to spruce up your wardrobe.

Last week, we featured Free People. This week, it’s the GAP!

I think my love for fashion first started with GAP advertisements. I dreamed of being a GAP kid but now that I’m older, my vision has evolved into being a walking GAP advertisement. Its clothes are fresh, clean, crisp and sophisticated. This season, I am definitely taking a page out of the GAP catalog and applying it to my winter wardrobe. Luckily, I don’t have to do too much research on the best ways to dress this winter, because Alison Goodman is giving us some excellent tips to fashion your GAP clothing to look your best this season.

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To say “gray is the new black” this season is an understatement. We’re seeing the color on everything from velvet skinnies like you see here to the classic quilted Chanel handbag (drool!!). Not only is this GAP outfit on trend – velvet is having a major moment this winter season as well – it’s comfortable and cozy. One of the best features of this ensemble is the striped waffle sweater – the knit and fabric makes it the perfect sweater for Arizona winters as it’s breathable and will keep you both warm in the shade and cool in the sun.

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Afraid to wear white after Labor Day? So passe! Winter white is one of the chicest ways to change up your wardrobe when the weather cools down – not only will you stand out in a sea of navy blues, blacks and chocolate browns, you’ll also have the perfect pieces to transition from winter to spring. Here, an off-white chunky knit sweater adds depth to the GAP outfit – another fabric that is huge this season. And of course, you can’t go wrong with a peach-hued scarf. Another perfect transitional piece.

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We’re back to basics in the trendiest of ways with this layered look from GAP, where peach skinnies add a girlie element to a masculine outfit. The major players here? A ’90s-inspired plaid button-up under a crew neck sweater and a nylon, quilted jacket – quilted fabrics are one of the biggest designs we’re seeing this holiday season. Another important key to this ensemble is the layering – a necessity during Arizona winters.

Free People Fashion

Looks Fit for a Valley Winter Pt. 1: Free People

Wintertime in the Valley is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. There is a reason why the snowbirds flock to Scottsdale, and it may have something to do with the warm temps. Unfortunately, dressing the part seems to be a challenge for many, but thanks to Scottsdale Quarter’s Marketing Director Alison Goodman, we have great tips for looking your best during the winter months. Alison’s sense of style is on point and for the next three weeks she will take us to three different store’s located at my favorite mall to give us examples of outfits that you can use as inspiration to spruce up your wardrobe.

First stop on our shopping spree: Free People!

look oneLayering is key during the Arizona winter months and a casual ensemble like this one from Free People is an absolute perfect choice. Flared denim is back in a big way, which coincides perfectly with the ’70s fashion influence we saw all over the fall runways. Here, a cozy tribal print cardigan tops a thin, gauzy tee, making the outfit cool-weather appropriate while providing the option to strip off the top layer should the day warm up. With a ’70s-esque floppy hat to top it all off, it’s the perfect look to channel your inner hippie chic fashionista.
look twoAs everyone knows, fashion is cyclical and this season, it’s all about the 90’s influences and bringing back the “grunge” look in a new way. Here, we have a pretty, girlie baby doll dress in pale pink with embedded embroidery. Knee socks not only make this dressy frock appropriate for day, but are a great alternative to tights in order to keep legs warm during the chilly mornings and evenings. Throw a gray leather bomber jacket over this dress to complete the look – Beverly Hills 90210’s Donna Martin would be proud.
look threeWe’ve been seeing printed pants since the spring, and they aren’t going anywhere this winter. Patterned pants are the perfect way to spice up your wardrobe and are most appropriate for the fashion risk-takers out there — these pants are definite attention-getters. What’s most eye-catching about this ensemble is the subtle way different prints have been combined, a trend that is huge going into the New Year. The key to combining different patterns is staying within the same color palette. In this case, a classic black-and-white color scheme keeps the outfit in check.
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Summer Styles Sizzle at Apricot Lane Boutique

Warm weather and constant sunshine are here – but it’s no time to get into a fashion rut! Apricot Lane Boutique has the most trend setting looks for the season of the sun, including head-to-toe outfits for under $100 that can easily be taken from day to night.

“This summer it’s all about staying cool while looking hot!” explains Jody Todd, owner of Apricot Lane Boutique Scottsdale. “We really took time to find styles from the LA fashion district that will appeal to different generations and let our customers be true to their individual comfort level all while staying within budget.”

Bright, breezy patterns, high low hems and flowing dresses will help complete the perfect summer ensemble. Staples such as colorful shorts, maxi dresses and playful sandals are must haves and will go with everything for the beach to the boardwalk during any travels. Colorful accessories brighten the season’s all white trend, helping to break up the texture and feel of an outfit. Of course, a cool cotton sweater is essential for evening strolls – pair it with a lightweight scarf to add the final touch on any look.

Mint, corals and bold color are staples throughout the locally-owned boutique while global patterns, tribal looks, watercolor and floral prints galore make this a must stop shop for your summer’s most anticipated events! Outdoor festivals, fairs, concerts and chic parties are no longer a fashion dilemma but instead an excuse to find the next must have summer style.

Created for both mothers and daughters, teens through fifties, Apricot Lane features clothing, accessories, shoes and gift items for any need. Always ahead of the curve, the store offers fashion parties for girl’s night out events, charity organizations, sororities, moms clubs and more!

Check out www.apricotlanescottsdale.com or visit them on Facebook for the most current promotions and announcements!


Glimcher, Crescent Communities Announce Plans for Luxury Apartments at Scottsdale Quarter


Glimcher Realty Trust and Crescent Communities announced plans to add a 275-unit, luxury apartment community to Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale.

Located on the NEC of the property along Greenway-Hayden road, the community will include upscale amenities and modern décor. Development will begin in 4Q 2013.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Crescent Communities, one of the nation’s premier, multifamily developers,” said Michael P. Glimcher, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Glimcher. “A luxury, multi-family community has always been a part of our vision for The Quarter.

“Based on the high level of demand from retailers and businesses interested in coming to Scottsdale Quarter, adding luxury apartments will build upon the center’s current success.”

Residential amenities will include an elevated resort-style pool and a 2-story, state-of-the-art fitness center with views of McDowell Mountains, in addition to providing its occupants front-door access to exclusive retail, premier restaurants and great entertainment, including iPicTheaters, Eddie V’s, Dominick’s and True Food.

Under a joint venture agreement, Crescent will develop and manage the residential community with Glimcher maintaining a minority ownership interest.

“We could not ask for a better opportunity to bring the Crescent approach to luxury multifamily community building in the Southwest than within the experiential retail community that Glimcher Realty Trust has created with Scottsdale Quarter,” said Brian Natwick, President, Crescent Communities Multifamily Group.

“Our plan for luxury multifamily living integrates ideally with Scottsdale Quarter and furthers our mission of building authentic places that enhance the lives of people.”

Scottsdale Quarter is among Crescent’s first luxury multi-family residential communities west of the Mississippi. The company developed Portland Place in Phoenix in 2006 and last year developed and sold a luxury student housing community near the University of Texas.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Crescent has 18 multi-family projects with 5,300 units under construction or in planning/pre-development in the Southeast, including projects in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

Scottsdale Quarter is an outdoor, urban, mixed-use development. It is home to 39 exclusive retailers and restaurants as well as 17 office tenants representing more than 1,000 employees.


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The Valley’s stars of the culinary scene will gather for a high-energy celebration of food and wine at the second annual AZ Wine & Dine, hosted by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, to be held at the hip, urban setting of Scottsdale Quarter on April 4, 2013.

AZ Wine & Dine night imageAZ Wine & Dine targets executive foodies and is designed to highlight the distinct variety of culinary outlets at Arizona hotels and resorts, as well as showcase several Scottsdale Quarter restaurants and a wide variety of wines and craft beers. Additionally, much of the proceeds benefit the educational efforts of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.

The lush and luxe setting of Scottsdale Quarter provides the perfect setting for attendees to experience culinary delights from hotel and resort participants including: The Phoenician, The Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, T. Cook’s at Royal Palms, Westin Kierland, Montelucia, TK’s Urban Tavern, District American Kitchen & Wine Bar and many more.

AZ Wine & Dine dusk image“It is important for us to produce a culinary event where local foodies and business executives can be a tourist in their own town, enjoying samples from top resorts and restaurants in a fun and festive atmosphere,” said Arizona Lodging & Tourism President & CEO Debbie Johnson. “AZ Wine & Dine’s inaugural year sold out, so it’s clear that the Valley’s finest chefs combined with this venue is a recipe for success.”

AZ Wine & Dine will feature 20 booths offering culinary samples paired with fine wines and craft beers, live music from the Shining Star Band and a silent auction with amazing deals on vacation getaways and gift certificates from Scottsdale Quarter’s eclectically rich mix of specialty shops.

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm.

Where: Scottsdale Quarter (Scottsdale Road and Greenway)

Tickets: $75 in advance; $100 day of the event (includes all food and beverage)

Advance purchase is strongly recommended as the event sold out last year.

*No one under 21 years of age will be admitted. AZ Wine & Dine will be held rain or shine.

AZWineandDine.com, Twitter: @azwineanddine, Facebook: AZ Wine & Dine



Spring is around the corner, and with the change of season comes fresh nail trends just in time for warmer temps and sexy spring clothes.

20 Lounge Boutique Nail Bar, a Scottsdale neighborhood beauty bar offering nail services, professional waxing and facial treatments, is breaking down the spring-time nail trends. These spring nail styles are making a serious statement and are bound to put a little extra spring in your step.

Pale Nails

The bare naked look our fingers never wanted to reveal is being sought out. Keeping it classy with barely there nail polishes, makes more of a statement about your confidence and beauty than color ever could. This minimalist trend has been growing for quite some time now.

20 Lounge Pale

Two Tone

Not too bold nor too flashy, the French manicure has been reinvented. Easy to make your own, and more fun to make colors contrast this look is great for everyone.

20 Lounge 2 Tone

Flashes of Metallics

Luxurious finishes know no shame. The nail glam galaxy is stepping up and calling all gold, silver and copper colors to complement their own. This look is accomplished by applying any base color and then topping it off with a press on foil (available at 20 Lounge) in almost any shape or style.

20 Lounge Metallic

20 Lounge opened its first location in Scottsdale (Scottsdale Road and Indian Bend Road) in 2009 and plans to open its next at Scottsdale Quarter this April.

“We are thrilled to bring another 20 Lounge to Scottsdale,” said 20 Lounge Founder and CEO Valerie Griggs. “The opportunity to open in Scottsdale Quarter next door to Dry Bar is a huge win for us and for our loyal customers. As always, we are committed to provide the highest quality services in a hip, relaxing and clean environment at prices that compete with even lower-end nail salons.”

With one other boutique in San Diego, 20 Lounge has plans to open additional locations across the West Coast over the next two years.

20 Lounge is known for its simple, affordable service menu, offering a $20 manicure, a $30 pedicure and a $40 facial everyday. Customers also have the option of joining Club 20, a monthly membership program that offers even deeper discounts to regular visitors. Along with discounted services, Club 20 members also receive a bottle of Butter London nail polish on their birthday, 20% off retail on the 20th day of the month and 10% off retail all other days, access to membership appreciation events and more.

SOL Carnitas Tacos

SOL Mexican Cocina to Introduce Taco & Tequila Tuesday on February 5

SOL Mexican Cocina is bringing a popular Southern California Tuesday night tradition to the desert! On February 5 beginning at 4 p.m., SOL Cocina is introducing Taco & Tequila Tuesday. Every Tuesday at SOL Cocina, guests will enjoy special discounts on tacos, tequila, Mexican Beer, and margaritas all night long, while also rocking out to live music. To introduce the launch of Taco Tuesday, on February 5, Major League Baseball great, Mike Hampton, will guest bartend at SOL Cocina, and guests will have a chance to win an autographed Billy Gibbons guitar.

Beginning February 5, every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to midnight enjoy specially priced tacos, guacamole, and Mexican beers, plus tequila and margaritas featuring Pura Vida, a premium tequila distilled exclusively from hand-selected and hand-harvested, estate grown, 100% Blue Weber Agave. Every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jake Dean will keep the party going with his blend of popular acoustic music. To kick off the festivities on February 5, Retired Major League Baseball Pitcher, Mike Hampton will be mixing up margaritas behind the bar from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Most recently with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Hampton was known throughout his career for being one of the best hitting pitchers of his time, and currently he is a spokesperson and investor in Pura Vida Tequila. Guests will also have a chance to win a signed Fender guitar by ZZ Top Frontman, Billy Gibbons, who’s also an investor in Pura Vida.

The Taco & Tequila Tuesday menu features 2 Chicken Street Tacos for $2.50, 2 Carnitas Street Tacos for $3, an Ensenada Fish Taco for $2.50, a Grilled Fish Taco for $3.50, and Naked Guacamole for $5.50. Wash down these specials with a Pura Vida House Blanco Margarita for $5.50 (regular) or $8 (grande), a Pura Vida Blanco Skinny Margarita for $6.50 (regular) or $9 (grande), a Frozen Margarita for $5.50, or a Mexican bottled beer for $3.50. For a pure tequila experience, try a Pura Vida Tequila Tasting Flight for $12.

SOL Mexican Cocina is located on the north end of The Scottsdale Quarter at 15323 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information, call (480) 245-6708 or visit www.SOLcocina.com. Follow SOL on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SolCocina and on Twitter at @SOL_COCINA.

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Golf Fashion Tips From Sassy Golf: Dressing In Layers

Greetings, Sassanistas! This month we’re going to be talking about dressing in layers. I know that Phoenix is no Denver, but it still gets nippy from time to time — especially those winter mornings. However, the difference is it doesn’t stay that way. Thanks to the abnormally strong desert sun, the day can warm up to a perfect 70 degrees. That’s why I think layers are more of a necessity here than anywhere else.

The key to mastering this trend (yes, layering is not only practical; it just happens to be trendy as well!) is cutting out the bulk. Ensuring that your layers are lightweight will save you from a lot of discomfort both early and late in the day. Not only will you be able to have free range of motion, you’ll also be able to store them without having to drag a suitcase along with you.

What’s even better is the fact that manufactures have made a point of creating lightweight apparel without sacrificing function. Simply put: You’ll still be warm. The three most efficient ways to layer include jackets, vests and leggings. I’ll show you how to rock each look.

Golf Fashion Tips: Dressing In Layers

The Jacket

Calvin Klein Performance, $74.25We’ll start with the most obvious choice for layering — the jacket. Again, lightweight and limiting excess bulk is key here. I would avoid any type of down jacket because you’ll feel very restricted. Although fashion is a ton of fun, the first priority is the game, and you need full range of motion, in your arms especially, for your swing.Try something like the blue, or almost periwinkle, zip-up of the Calvin Klein Performance line found on Bonton.com for $74.25. It’s almost like a down vest and zip-up in one. This is a perfect compromise because the arms are still knit and allows you that range of motion. This zip-up also comes colors ranging from a classic black to a flaming, fire-engine red; it just depends on how bold your personal style is. Just remember: If you make it a statement piece, the rest of your outfit should be toned down.

Or, try something a little more classic like the Bogner jacket to the left for $499. It fits the lightweight and movable bill, and it has this classic golf plaid pattern in a neutral black, white and gray. This makes it very versatile because it will compliment any outfit.

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To me, there is nothing worse than freezing your ass (and legs) off. But a lot of times, the lower half of your body is literally left out in the cold because it’s much more difficult to layer. My solution is leggings and legwarmers.

Leggings are great because it allows you to wear that little skirt you love no matter what the weather looks like. You can try the capri-cut, like those on the bottom left from Nordstrom for $24; or strut your stuff in a loud pattern. Leggings also come in a rainbow of colors, so feel free to play away. Again, remember a bold pattern or color should be the focal point of the outfit; keep the rest toned down.

Legwarmers, unbelievably, got reincarnated from the ’80s, and I love it. They are a lot easier to take off than leggings, if need be, and can pull your whole outfit together. For instance, I have a pair that are argyle, and they’re one of my go-to items. Just another way to add in some of that classic golf style. Check out the Burlington Classic pair (bottom, center) for $21.24. They come in almost any color combination you can imagine on Hosiera.com.

Finally, I just have to show you these. Do you remember those ill-designed cargo pants that zip off into capris and shorts? Good idea, bad design. Well, I found someone who managed to get it right. They are black J Brand skinny jeans to the bottom right. I know they’re jeans but if the denim is more of a stretch blend, which most women’s jeans are moving towards, they’ll be workable. Talk about easy and stylish.

Nordstrom, $24Nordstrom, $40Burlington Classic Hosiera, $21.24J Brand, $328J Brand, $328 Capri

The Vest

Bogner, $499Finally, we’ll talk about the vest. This section is for those of you who just can’t fathom wearing anything other than down because no matter what people say, it’s the warmest stuff out there.A full-blown down jacket is simply not going to work, but a vest will. It’s the best of both worlds. You’re warm in your down and have complete range of motion. This is another place where you can play with color. I love this hot-pink Bogner vest (to the left) for $499. It also comes in bright orange, black and white.

Or, try something less bulky, like the sleek, black-and-white Calvin Klein Performance vest (bottom left) for $79.50 Not only does it look nice, but it’s also made out of a quick dry material to keep you comfortable in the rare occasion that it rains.

Calvin Klein Performance vest, $79.50

Where do you find all this stuff you ask? Well, online, of course; but if you are one of those people who just has to try things on, you’re in luck. Calvin Klein Performance has a store at the Scottsdale Quarter, GrayHawk Golf Club carries Bogner apparel and a Nordstrom is located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Hopefully now you’ll know longer say that it’s just a little too chilly to hit the golf course. If you can master layering, you’ve mastered being physically comfortable (skills aside that is) while in the game. See you later, Sassanistas!

Be strong, be smart, be sassy!



Top 5: Arizona Malls, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Arizona Malls (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Malls — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Scottsdale Fashion Square

7014-590 E. Camelback Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-2140
Scottsdale Fashion Square is a diamond in the desert, with more than 225 retailers, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York. It’s the ultimate shopping destination.

Scottsdale Quarter

15279 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 270-8123
This new city district is one of the most unique shopping, dining and entertainment destinations in the Valley. With lounges, bars, movies, art and fashion shows, Scottsdale Quarter is a bustling hub of activity.

Kierland Commons

15205 N. Kierland Blvd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 348-1577
An intimate, open-air lifestyle center with extensive landscaping, upscale shops and restaurants, walkways, patios and courtyards that invite pedestrian interaction.

Biltmore Fashion Park

2502 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-8400
The original luxury-shopping destination in Phoenix is a newly polished classic. Think Saks, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Apple and more. A delicious collection of restaurants, including True Food Kitchen and The Capital Grille, let you order up levels of flavorful virtue.

Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 N. Tatum Blvd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 513-7586
Desert Ridge Marketplace delivers the ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor setting. Immerse your shopping senses in a unique blend of specialty retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues spread over 110 acres. The center’s 1.2 million square feet of retail space – home to more than 110 retailers and restaurants – bursts with color, energy and fun, creating a one-of-a-kind lifestyle destination you’ll want to come back to again and again.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012


Elan Style's 1st Annual Dress Party

Plan Your NYE Look, From Head To Toe, At Elan Style's 1st Annual Dress Party

It’s the day after Christmas, so you know what that means: shopping for the perfect NYE outfit — if you haven’t already.

Elan Style at the Scottsdale Quarter is hosting its first annual Dress Party this Thursday, December 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

At this party, guests will find holiday dresses 20 percent off as well as up-do demonstrations from Billare Hairdressing Academy, false eyelash demos, cupcakes, Champagne and more.

For those who haven’t been to the store, Elan Style offers chic, affordable fashion for women, including clothing, accessories, shoes and more.

For more information about Elan Style, visit azelanstyle.com.

Elan Style's 1st Annual Dress Party1st Annual Dress Party at Elan Style

When: Thursday, December 27 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Scottsdale Quarter
15147 N. Scottsdale Rd., #H-103
Contact: (480) 941-5575
Online: azelanstyle.com | facebook.com/ElanStyle

Kendra Scott Color Bar

Kendra Scott Jewelry Boutique Opens At Scottsdale Quarter

Kendra Scott, founder of Kendra ScottNew to the Scottsdale Quarter is jewelry boutique Kendra Scott, known for its handcrafted and custom jewelry in bold color combinations. With a fan base that includes Eva Longoria, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Duff and Sofia Vergara, Kendra Scott is a global brand sold at retailers, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, and has locations in both Texas and California. This is the first Arizona storefront for Kendra Scott.

“On our website, we were seeing a lot of customers coming out of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area,” says Owner Kendra Scott. “When we came down and visited Scottsdale Quarter, we were just blown away by the very synergistic brands, and when you look at the Scottsdale woman, she is a Kendra Scott girl; she’s fashionable, she’s put together, she’s fun, she’s outgoing, she has a great fashion sense, and she’s not afraid to express herself with her jewelry or her fashion. So we really felt this was the place for us.”

The boutique will introduce the Scottsdale-area shoppers to the Kendra Scott Color Bar™, with boasts multiple 55″ touch-screen display monitors, iPads and a kaleidoscope of 26 gemstones and 23 jewelry silhouettes in both gold and rhodium silver settings. Although online shoppers can find this on Kendra Scott’s website, the in-store feature provides customers a hands-on, interactive experience to customize one-of-a-kind jewelry.

“People have never seen anything like this,” Scott says, “and they can’t believe they can walk out within minutes with a custom piece of jewelry. We want people to be part of the design process, and our customers just love it.”

Scott adds that the Color Bar™ is a great way to create personalized, statement jewelry as gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season.

“We help by finding out what her favorite colors are, her skin tone, her hair color,” Scott says. “We’re able to help people find the perfect gift for someone, and we want them to be wowed when they open it. And we usually do a pretty good job at that.”

Kendra Scott also offers space available to reserve for special events, including bridal parties.

“We have a lot of customers who will bring in their outfits that they’re trying to match or a dress that they’re wearing to an event to a party,” Scott says. “We do a lot of bridal parties, so the bride will pick her colors, and her bridesmaids pick the style that they want. We make it a fun event with champagne and cupcakes.”

Not only does Kendra Scott accommodate bridal parties, but customers and charities can also take part in Kendra Gives Back parties, where local charities and those who support them are able to come in to the store and have a shopping party, with 20 percent given back to that charity.

“In our company, we have three core values, which are family, fashion and philanthropy,” Scott says. “And giving back to the community where we have stores has been very, very important to us.

“We work with a lot of women’s and children’s charities, so if there’s an organization in this area that would like to do a Kendra Gives Back event, we’re always so thrilled to do that.”

For more information about Kendra Scott, including store hours, visit kendrascott.com.

Gift Picks:
Emerald green jewelry for your fashion-forward friends:

KENDRA SCOTT Emerald Green Jewelry
1. Valerie Necklace in Green Agate, $250; 2. Marcella Statement Necklace in Green, $175; 3. Tatum Earrings in Green, $95 (celeb favorite); 4. Abena Cuff Bracelet in Green, $150

Kendra Scott

Scottsdale Quarter
15147 N. Scottsdale Rd., #H-155
(480) 525-9265