Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend is now open on Seventh Street between Bethany Home and Camelback roads. The restaurant serves dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. (closed Sunday), and the menu is divided into small plates and large plates, with a variety of veggies and greens, oysters at market price, and more. Read more
You had better check where you’re at with your PTO, because another Southwest summer is fast approaching and those scorching temps mean the same thing every year: It’s time to get out of the Valley.
But if you’ve already crunched the figures and determined a flight out just isn’t going to happen anytime soon (well, soon enough, anyway), one local hotel is prepared to make you an offer you can’t refuse. Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape is serving up some sweet staycation deals that allow you to retreat from the heat in style and comfort without breaking the bank. Read more
The Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals (PSYP) is hosting a membership event at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the downtown offices of Snell & Wilmer. PSYP invites you to enjoy complimentary cocktails, appetizers and entertainment while learning more about the benefits of joining their organization and supporting the arts in Arizona. Read more
If you haven’t scheduled a lunch date at the Desert Botanical Garden any time recently, then you are missing out. I recently profiled the garden’s new restaurant, Gertrude’s, for bite following a taste-test, and I have to say, it was everything I hoped it would be and more. Read more
Composer John Williams — who wrote the iconic scores for films such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws, E.T., Schindler’s List, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, and dozens of others — will be collaborating with The Phoenix Symphony for a very special performance on Sept. 28, to benefit the symphony’s education and community outreach programs. Read more
I interviewed Erik Peterson, principal architect with local firm PHX Architecture, for the April 2013 issue of Mesa Luxury Living, and he had a lot of positive things to say about the future of architecture in Arizona, plus the company’s work on the reincarnated Wigwam resort in Litchfield Park. Read more
The AZ Blogger Conference (ABC) returns for its second year this Saturday, April 27. Organized by the Phoenix Style Collective, the event will be held at Hotel Palomar at CityScape in downtown Phoenix and feature guest speakers, networking, activities, pop-up shops, a cash bar, snacks and an after-party. Read more
I recently attended a Buzzcation event held at Davanti Enoteca in Scottsdale and am now just a wee bit obsessed. I’ve already spent an unusual amount of time poring over the menus, trying to decide what to taste-test on my next visit to this eatery, aspects of which are inspired by the owner’s gastronomical adventures in Italy. Read more
Here’s an app I use almost every day! Since I reviewed Typic for iPhone.AppStorm it’s become one of my favorite things. While apps that allow you to type text over your photos isn’t exactly a unique concept anymore, I believe Typic is one of the best. I use it all the time to text photos to my family and friends. Read more
Artist Cynthia Kostylo will be taking America’s love for an already very versatile condiment to the extreme on Saturday, April 13, when she creates murals of Johnny Rockets hamburgers, fries, shakes and other delights — all out of ketchup. The event will take place at the Johnny Rockets restaurant at Westgate Entertainment District from noon to 2 p.m., and include activities for kids, free food samples, music and, obviously, numerous photo ops. Read more
Love’n the Kitchen is offering you the opportunity to experience an exclusive cooking class with True Food Kitchen Executive Chef Michael Stebner on Friday, April 19. The chef will be demonstrating and serving dishes from his cookbook, as well as some best-loved creations from the TFK menu. Read more
Are you feeling a little stressed out? If you’re searching for a way to get more done in less time, Eisenhower could be your solution. No, not the former president. Although, he is the person who created this time management method. It’s ridiculously simple to remember and implement — all that’s required is a pen, piece of paper, and the ability to draw a plus sign. No, seriously. That’s all you need to start more effectively prioritizing your to-do’s. Today, right now.
I recently reviewed for iPhone.AppStorm the Eisenhower app, which is the Eisenhower method manifested for the digital age. And while you definitely don’t need the app to start applying the method to your daily life, it’s a pretty handy tool to have in your arsenal. Read more
I always look forward to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival because it’s a prime opportunity to sample food — all in one place! — from some of the restaurants I love but just haven’t made it to in recent months, as well as brand-new restaurants I’ve been dying to try. Good eats, great weather, fun company … what more could you ask for?
Every year the event planners ask themselves that very same question, and for 2013 they deliver some exciting new festivities, as well as some beloved now-classics. Read on to see what delectables you can expect when the Scottsdale Culinary festival gets fired up April 9-14. Read more
My friend Julie (she of Julie’s Chick Lit fame) has graced us with some very cool beauty finds geared toward eliminating dry skin. Also, here are three things you need to know about Julie: 1) We used to work together at a lifestyle magazine in downtown Scottsdale. 2) Her website is pretty entertaining. And 3) She has a thing about dinosaurs. Ready to see her picks? Read on! Read more