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The Best Of Scottsdale – Rock the Vote!

The Scottsdale woman.

She owns a proper tweed jacket fit for Kate Middleton but pairs it with a bronze glow of which the duchess dreams.

She knows confidence is her best feature and best friends are better than therapy.

She loves  a solid cocktail but always keeps a few more wits about her than the other girl.

She’s a savvy spender, a curator of closets and, when it comes to beauty of her own as well as the beauty of her home, she’s a benefactor of the truly talented.

Screen Shot 2013-08-12 at 4.59.54 PMThis month, we debuted the Best of Scottsdale: the Hot 100, which showcases, supports and celebrates the best of what our fair city has to offer in the ways of health, beauty, home, garden, style, food and fun. We believe our nominees (and any you share!) are the quintessential particles that make up the big reason people love to live, shop and visit here.

Don’t find your fav? Add them in! We’re depending on you to celebrate your local hotspots. And hey, hot Scottsdale folks, in case you were wondering: YOU’RE the reason they come. Our great people are behind why others love to live, shop and visit here.

Keep up the good work, and vote here.

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Camouflage: No Longer For Your Grandpa (or the 90s)

Camouflage – the biggest new trend for Fall – is surprisingly versatile and adds a uniformed excitement to any look. Really. Remember when Lindsay Lohan’s character wore “camouflage pants and flip flops” in the movie Mean Girls? No? Good, because as much as we love us a good Tina Fey flick, any fashion associated with Lindsay Lohan should be forgotten. Let’s start anew.

Traditional bright green and olive tones are always G-StarRawMixedCamo-1an option when wearing camo – also, keep the rest of your ensemble light, clean and patternless, if possible – while interpretations of the print such as “flamo” – a camo-floral combo print – will be wildly popular come this Fall. Think G.I. Jane meets Barbie.

G-StarRawCamo2-1Ok. We’re convinced a little. If you’re still having trouble, get out and go shopping. Jennifer Mumford, owner of G-Star Raw in Scottsdale, not only has a chic array of camo options in store, but some tips for you, as well:

When wearing a large camouflage piece like this light trench coat from G-Star Raw, build the rest of your outfit around the jacket for a complete look.

Sometimes camouflage can seem overpowering. Try balancing out its strength with a bold color. A royal or cobalt blue will work great.

While traditional camouflage is classic and safe, have fun with the print, and opt for different tones. Expect to see blue, gray, white and black camouflage color combos this fall.

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Not Ready to Spend? Then Get Ready to Save

If you haven’t already heard, Nordstrom Beauty is having a 2013 Anniversary Event! Nordstrom card holders enjoy early access to exclusive and limited-edition Anniversary items in-store and online July 10 through the 18. AND – starting July 19th, all shoppers have access to the 2013 Anniversary Event featuring one-of-a-kind beauty offerings and amazing deals from your favorite brands, including Clarisonic, Chanel, Kate Somerville, MAC and so many more.

With over 100 fragrance, cosmetics, hair care, skincare and men’s grooming brands hand-picked by Nordstrom Beauty experts, this is the sale we’re seriously not missing.  Below are a few of our favorite sales:

Kiehls Créme de Corps Value Set: $75 ($107 value):
Pamper skin with this iconic, luxurious body cream that provides rich-all day hydration.  It includes both a 1 liter and 2.5 oz size.

Jimmy Choo Flash Eau de Parfum Set: $98 ($148 Value):
Exclusive to Nordstrom Beauty, this provocative, white floral-inspired scent is now available in a limited edition set during the Anniversary Sale.  It includes a 3.4 oz and a bonus 1.3 oz fragrance.

La Prairie Age Defense Set: $280 ($403 value):
You won’t believe your eyes – or your skin – after spoiling yourself with this kit:
·      1.7 oz of Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF 30
·      .5 oz of Cellular Eye Contour Cream
·      1.7 oz of Foam Cleanser
·      2.0 oz Cellular Refining Lotion