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Scottsdale Living Magazine – SUMMER 2013

Summer 2013

Health & Beauty
Staying cool and healthy

As an Arizona native, the topic of summertime beauty renews itself in my mind every hot, dry season. Every sprinkler and poolside summer and every sunburnt experience has led me to where I am today: to a desire for healthy (and protected!) skin that glows from the inside out; to a need for an energy-boosting exercise routine and to a pursuit for that one swimsuit that will enhance all the right places and conceal all the wrong ones. I also find myself stubbornly fighting the lethargic effect of those first triple digits; instead of staying inside, I crave our gorgeous sunshine, I’m inspired to be a fish whenever I can and I just want to wear that swimsuit (if I find it!) that I’m sure I decided I can’t live without.I imagine you can relate – if so, you’ve picked up the right issue. We dilineate eight easy, healthy ways (because really, who has time for 10?) to rock your swimsuit (two of my favorites that are surprisingly simple: exfoliate and wash your face every night). We share exercises you get to do at home and even nutrition tips that give your healthy summer glow an enduring jolt. I believe in the advice we share and you can trust I will be trying out these tips myself! The summer isn’t going anywhere yet; let’s make the best of it!

Stay cool and healthy!

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Hanna Hayes
Associate Editor

Home & Garden
Homemade memories

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Michael Gossie
Editor in Chief

One of my fondest memories of childhood was sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen on cold Upstate New York days and watching my grandmother make me grilled cheese sandwiches in the cast iron skillet that had been handed down to her from her mother, who got the same skillet from HER mother.The kitchen in my memory has no resemblance to the kitchen of today. Grandma’s countertops were laminate, but a generation of laminate that bears no resemblance to the slick marbled granite look that is available today.  e only island in Grandma’s house was in an Encyclopedia (remember those?), not in the kitchen.

I’m sure Grandma — who died in 1985 — never pondered the need for granite countertops, let alone some of the innovative and nontraditional countertops that Hannah Hayes writes about in this issue of Scottsdale Living. I’m sure Grandma never considered durability or appearance when she thought about her countertop. In fact, I’m sure she never thought she had a choice when it came to countertops. She just cooked on the counter that came with the house.

We are blessed to have choices today. My kitchen has granite countertops. I have an island. But some things never change. Memories are still created in the kitchen, and Grandma’s cast iron skillet still makes amazing grilled cheese sandwiches … but now it’s in my kitchen.

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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!