spring 2012 Archives

Aleshanee At Estancia: A Desert Playhouse For Minnesota Natives

Aleshanee at Estancia - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Aleshanee at Estancia: Southwest home becomes desert playhouse for Minnesota natives This desert home dances amid boulders and beneath the Southwest sky. Tom and Michelle Tiller’s 7,500-square-foot two-level insets a hillside acre at Estancia, the premiere gated golf club community adjacent 3,148-foot Pinnacle Peak in north Scottsdale. “We like to climb two boulders by our… Read More →

The Art Of Decorating: Complementing The Theme Of Your Home

Choosing Art - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

The Art of Decorating: Choosing the perfect art piece to complement the theme of your home. You can enhance the look of anything with the addition of an eye-catching conversation starter, whether it be a diamond necklace dangling from your neck or a work of art hanging on the wall of your living room. But… Read More →

Escaping Kitchen’s Bermuda (Work) Triangle

kitchen work triangle

Gone are the days of the traditional kitchen work triangle as homeowners alike expand their kitchen needs into multiple work zones. Before the trend of multiple sinks, double ovens, detached cook tops and hidden appliances, kitchen setups followed the golden rule of what is known as the “work triangle.” Conceived in the late 1940s by… Read More →

How Fashion Can Lead To A Number Of Painful Health Problems

Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Agonizingly beautiful: Wearing heels that are too high and jeans that are too tight are just two of the fashion statements that can lead to health problems down the road, experts say. Suppressing a scowl and the urge to launch those insufferable stilettos through a nearby window, you hear your mother’s voice in your ear.… Read More →

A Dazzling Display: Four Handcrafted Lights for Your Home

Handcrafted lights

A Dazzling Display: Brighten your home with these one-of-a-kind, handcrafted lights Sanctuary This unique iron chandelier uses a combination of narrow wood beams and rectangular iron work with Hinkley’s custom-made wax candles. The rectangular material is unique in lighting design and provides a balance of proportions with the heavier wood and a nice weight to… Read More →

Showrooms: Ardy’s Gallery Of Window Coverings

Ardy's Gallery - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Ardy’s Gallery of Window Coverings: This Hunter Douglas dealer takes care of all of your window treatment needs For whom is the showroom designed? Our showroom is pleasantly designed for retail customers and designers. Ardy’s is a wonderful place to see, touch, and feel all the latest and greatest window treatments. What products and services… Read More →

Date Night: SOL Cocina, ZuZu Lounge And More

Date Night: Scottsdale Living Magazine

Looking for a date that goes beyond the basic dinner and a movie? Here are five ways to create a date night to remember: Last-chance workout Sometimes a workout is just what you need to boost your confidence before date night. Mountainside Fitness offers more than 80 group fitness classes each week, stadium-style cardio equipment… Read More →

A Nursery Transformation With Affordable Design, DIY Projects

affordable design - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Nursery Times: Local designer transforms a room with affordable design and unique DIY projects Mix birds and crystals, mix in harlequin-patterned drapes and a grand chandelier, paint the walls pink, sprinkle a few do-it-yourself projects throughout the room, and you have yourself an elegant vintage nursery. Using large pieces of furniture already owned by homeowners… Read More →

Retro, Prints and Ruffles: Swimsuits Are Bolder, Brighter Than Ever

Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

All The (Retro) Rage: Ruffles, neon, prints and retro — swimsuits are bolder and brighter than ever Four trends are going to be huge this summer, and the biggest trend of the season really follows the out with the new and in with the old attitude …  wait … nope, that’s right; we’re going retro.… Read More →

5 Things To Know About Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Eric Schlesinger, M.D., FACS, a board-certified bariatric surgeon and the medical director of the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, breaks down some of the things you need to know about weight-loss surgery. Who should consider it Typically, a patient must be morbidly obese in order to qualify for weight-loss… Read More →

What Swimsuit Suits You?

Swimsuit - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Not sure which swimsuit to buy? Or what would look great on your unique shape? Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind. Curvy Full coverage and support is key. Curves are a beautiful, and the best way to show them off is to make sure they stay put. A full-coverage bottom and a… Read More →

Weight-Loss Surgical Procedures Help Patients Reclaim Their Lives

Weight-loss - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Cutting the fat: Weight-loss surgical procedures help patients gain confidence while reclaiming their lives For most people who battle their weight, there is an epiphanic moment that needs to happen before they make a healthy change that sticks. “I was 27 years old and couldn’t keep up with my (three) children because I was overweight,”… Read More →

Taste Talavera Serves Extensive, Seductive Wine Pairings

Talavera - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Tasting Talavera: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale’s Talavera serves extensive, seductive wine pairings Did you know that one of Scottsdale’s most comprehensive and innovative wine programs has — of all things — a boss’s daughter to thank? “I grew up in Long Island where you either worked at the local mall or worked at the local… Read More →

A Spa Getaway Is The Perfect Gift For Moms, Dads, Grads

Spa Getaway - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

One-day escape: A spa getaway is the perfect gift for moms, dads, grads With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation ceremonies coming up this spring, give your loved one the most relaxing gift of all — a spa getaway. A spa day is perfect for anyone looking to escape the day-to-day routine or need a… Read More →