Summer 2012

Health | Beauty | Lifestyle
A Haute Hiatus

Summer vacations — a respite from the daily stressors of our lives. Whether you’re trekking to exotic islands, hopping on a brief flight just across the state border or driving down the street to the nearest hotspot to cool down, we want to ensure you arrive at your destination in head-turning style from head to toe.

We teamed up with Michaela Cawley, local fashion and swimsuit designer of KKINI, to provide you with our must-have summer accessories. (If you remember last issue’s cover, that was Michaela’s KKINI Monroe Bathers Tank swimsuit; one of our favorites).

As for those of you night owls vacationing within city limits, flip through the magazine for our Nightlife Guide, a compilation of the best bars and clubs in the area as well as live music and entertainment venues, including comedy clubs and theaters.

If pool bars are more your thing, flip through to the Escape section, where you’ll find five of the best pool bars in the Scottsdale area.

And with all the time spent at the pool this summer, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. You’ll find some helpful tips in our Rejuvenate section.

Until we meet again in October, take a dip, have a sip, and keep an eye for the next issue, when the temperature takes a plunge of its own.

Kristine Cannon,
Associate Editor

Home | Garden | Design
The New Wave

Gossie Signature


Michael Gossie,
Editor in Chief

I have to start this letter by letting you know that I have a historic home that was built in 1918. So — despite the charm of having a historic home — there are A LOT of things that need to be updated.

But since I bought the house in 2004, there was one thing that bothered me the most: the porn tub.

That’s what my friends referred to the bathtub in the master bathroom. It was a huge tub, surrounded my mirrors, cheesy tile work, and looked like something straight out of a racy scene from “Game of Thrones.”

Tim Thacker, owner of COHACO Building Specialties, says, “The bathroom has become a place to relax, retire and rejuvenate.”

So it was with great joy that I recently destroyed my “porn tub” and replaced it with a luxurious tub and shower with two oversized shower heads.

No longer is my master bath a place to take a quick shower and hurry off to work. Now, it’s a place where I can recover from long days and strenuous workouts.

In this issue of Scottsdale Living, you’ll get tips for your kitchen, “mom cave,” backyard and more.

Have fun! I sure did.

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