summer 2012 Archives

Top 5: Northern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Northern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Northern Arizona Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Enchantment Resort 525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336 800-826-4180 This resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. The adobe casita-style accommodations offer world-class comforts amid the Sedona red rocks. Hassayampa Inn 122 E. Gurley St.,… Read More →

Adorn Your Home With Unique, Custom Furniture

Handcrafted, Custom Furniture - Scottsdale Living Summer 2012

One-of-a-Kind Finds: Adorn your home with these pieces of unique, custom furniture. Veranda Settee The Veranda Settee is French-inspired and gracefully reflects the history and art of its time. Each piece is meticulously hand-carved and upholstered by the craftsmen in the Feathers design and manufacturing studio. Feathers Fine Custom Furnishings & Fabrics 15330 N. Hayden… Read More →

Fit Over 40: Lifestyle Adjustments For A Healthier You

Fit Over 40, Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

Fit Over 40: Lifestyle adjustments can give you the beach body of a 20-something. Being buff is tough, especially after you turn 40. But a few adjustments to your exercise and nutrition habits will help you rock it like Rihanna at the beach this summer. “Many people at 40 disqualify themselves from so much because… Read More →

Botulinum Injections (Botox) 101 With Dr. Susan Van Dyke

Botox 101

A Botox Brief: Dr. Susan Van Dyke details everything you need to know about botulinum injections Botox, or botulinum, has become a phenomenon. As the most practiced form of plastic surgery, it is now embedded into people’s daily lives. However, for those considering it, Dr. Susan Van Dyke of Van Dyke Laser & Skin explains… Read More →

Mom Caves Provide Women A Place Of Refuge

Mom Caves, Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

From special spaces to Pinterest parlors, “mom caves” provide women a place of refuge. In France from the 17th to early 19th century, like-minded individuals gathered to engage in enlightened conversation, exchanging ideas and thoughts in art, literature music and philosophy. These gatherings, called salons, were hosted by French women and wives with means within… Read More →

Sexy Sushi Night: Date Night At Sushi Bars

Date Night: Sushi Bars

Sexy Sushi Nights: When the only thing fishy is your food — not your date’s behavior. Take your next date night to one of many sushi bars throughout Scottsdale. Eating sushi is a lot like dating. “Think about the first time you went out for sushi – and a typical first date,” says Stephen Stromberg,… Read More →

Drinking & Diving: 5 Best Pool Bars

Drinking & Diving: 5 Best Pool Bars

Here they are — the best five pool bars in Scottsdale to show off, cool down, and drink up. Talking Stick Resort Pool Bar What Guests Love Most Guests love the entire pool experience that we offer at Talking Stick Resort. Guests can soak up rays in one of many lounge chairs surrounding the pool,… Read More →

Poolside Pairing: Must-Have Summer Accessories

Must-have summer accessories, Photo: Cory Bergquist

From bedazzled sandals and bodacious hats to vivid cover-ups and vivacious towels, these must-have summer accessories will help you stand out from the poolside crowd. 1. OKA b. Shoes, Madison (cherry), $30, 2. Sunday Riley Modern Lip Color (Sugar Blossom), $32, 3. FlipOut Sandals (robin blue), $24.99 (flip flops) + $9.99 (Open Heart… Read More →

Sandy Beaches, Resort-Inspired Pool Spaces Transform One’s Backyard

Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012, Backyard Living

There’s No Place Like Home: Sandy beaches, resort-inspired pool spaces and more transform one’s backyard All sweating aside, it’s never easy to stay cooped up indoors all summer despite how luxurious the air conditioning feels in contrast to the blistering 100-plus-degree temperatures outside. As families are looking for more alternatives to stay active while staying… Read More →

KKINI Designer, Michaela Cawley's Must-Have Summer Items

KKINI, Michaela Cawley

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: 1. Lucy Love Glamour Sunhat, $31, 6. KKINI Rose Shimmer String Bikini, $143,  2. Jimmy Choo Luisa black aviator sunglasses,… Read More →

More Men Jump On The Botox Bandwagon

Botox, Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

Botox continues to rank as No. 1 non-surgical cosmetic procedure, with men jumping on the bandwagon as well. It continues to be the No. 1 non-surgical cosmetic procedure, with nearly 5.7 million procedures in 2011 — Botulium Toxin Type A, or Botox. And in 2011, Dr. Suzanne Bentz, medical director of Red Mountain Med Spa,… Read More →

From Dusk ’til Dawn: Your Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

Same bar, same bartender, night after night — what’s the fun in that? Whether you’re planning a memorable evening or more interested in creating a scandalously forgettable night, try something new (with someone new) with this nightlife guide as your source. From theaters and comedy clubs to bars, clubs and the live music scene, this… Read More →

In The Kitchen With Russell Skall, Fleming's Corporate Executive Chef

Russell Skall, Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

From Sullivan’s Steakhouse and the Princess Resort, to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and currently overseeing more than 60 locations as corporate executive chef of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine, Russell Skall is no stranger to the kitchen. Adept at creating and maintaining efficient kitchen workspaces across the nation, this executive chef is no different in the… Read More →

Up-And-Coming Interior Designers: Megan Desmond

Megan Desmond, Desmond Design

Fresh Faces for Eclectic Spaces: Meet Megan Desmond, one of our four, featured up-and-coming interior designers in the Scottsdale area who may have varying styles, but all have one thing in common — their passion for design. Q. When did you start designing? A. I started designing professionally in 2005 and joined my mother at… Read More →