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Fêtes of the Fest
By Georgann Yara | March 27, 2015

1. Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner
This indulgent soiree boasts a multicourse dinner prepared by James Beard Award-winning chefs. March 26, 6pm, $225 per person, $2,100 for table of 10, Deseo, The Westin Kierland...

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Grape Expectations
Georgann Yara | Photography by Grace Stufkosky | March 16, 2015

Grapes were an intriguing yet practical landscaping solution to Earl and Melinda Petznick. The plants would be sustainable and produce foliage that was visually interesting, contrasting starkly with the desert....

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British Accents
By Terri Feder | March 16, 2015

This home’s story begins where many that fall within the shadows of Camelback Mountain do, with stunning views. When the owners of the 6,500-square-foot residence in Paradise Valley first visited the property in 2009, they were immediately...

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Cruz Director
By Georgann Yara | March 16, 2015

Havana-born Amada Cruz brings her creative energy to the Valley as the new Sybil Harrington Director of Phoenix Art Museum. Fresh from San Antonio, where she was chief executive at the internationally...

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Dynamic Duo
By Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle | March 16, 2015

Still craving Fendi’s fur key chain, the Mini Karlito, from last fall? Good news! Miniature Karl Lagerfeld once again walked the runways of Fendi’s spring 2015 show, this time attached to...

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Path to Discovery
By Nate Chapnick | March 16, 2015

Land Rovers are engineered to get through even the most extreme elements, whether that’s crawling over a boulder in Moab, Utah, or powering through a blizzard in Lake Tahoe. While many Land Rovers may never ford a 2-foot-deep stream, the...

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Trend Setters
By Riki Altman-Yee | March 13, 2015

Bénédicte Torrington
Bénédicte Torrington may have lost her accent, but her sartorial style still rings of French upbringing. She...

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Play Ball
By Susan Lanier-Graham | March 13, 2015

1. Catch a Game
Located in the heart of Old Town, Scottsdale Stadium is the spring home of the San Francisco Giants and team practice sessions before...

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Thai Tranquility
By Beth Weitzman | March 10, 2015

As the go-to retreat for the frenzied, harried, hypertense and otherwise overworked of the jet-set crowd, Chiva-Som (said to mean “haven of life”), one of Asia’s first destination...

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Creativity Squared
By Riki Altman-Yee | March 10, 2015

In-the-know hosts and hostesses call on Angela and Mark Karp, the husband-and-wife team behind one of the Valley’s most innovative and talented full-service event production companies. “Mark is the design side of Angelic Grove,...

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Fortune Cookie
By Andrew Myers | March 3, 2015

Conventional Hollywood wisdom is that Empire—Fox’s hourlong musical/drama that chronicles a murderous mogul, his jailbird ex-wife and their three comely sons who are competing for control of daddy dearest’s hip-hop and...

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By Annie DeMuth | January 22, 2015


South Mountain

In the heart of South Mountain, amid the dust and shrubbery, a family of coyotes resides in camouflage, blending perfectly into the arid landscape. Scoring the...

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