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Stay and Play
Dena Roché | April 18, 2014

Essentially the resort and spa capital of the Southwest, the Valley and its surrounding cities boast an impressive number of high-quality, luxury retreats. So the next time a vacay comes calling, don’t fall into the trap of taking all this elegance for...

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Lady Luck
Scott Huver | April 18, 2014

“Yeah, I feel lucky right now,” muses Kate Mara sanguinely from a corner table at an eatery in Los Angeles’ Larchmont district, as she contemplates her good fortune. “Even when I don’t have a ton of work, I am always just really happy [...

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Flip for It
Marie Look | April 18, 2014

Don’t let the 5-foot-4 frame, sweet smile and big blue eyes fool you—Tarah Paige, 31, is tough as nails and knows how to throw a punch. Fortunately for her co-workers, those aren’t real punches, and all the altercations go down on film sets.


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From Sea to Shore
Beth Weitzman | April 18, 2014

With an alarming possibility of disappearing within the next 50 years due to global warming and a rising sea level, now is the time to experience the Maldives, the world’s lowest-lying nation, with its more than 1,100 white-sanded coral islands...

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Good House Keeping
Nikki Buchanan | Photography by Heather Gill | March 6, 2014

As anyone who has experienced James Porter’s offal dinner on Halloween will tell you, this classically trained chef possesses a sense of humor and a decidedly playful streak. Step into his certifiably petite...

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Bold Move
Carey Sweet | March 6, 2014

Apologies to Frank Lloyd Wright, but as gorgeous as his Taliesin West project in Scottsdale is, parts of it could use a tiny touch of finesse. As is to be expected by a largely student-built project on minimal budget, there are bits of mismatched materials here and...

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A Little Night Music
Marlene Srdic | March 6, 2014

He has 16 Grammys, 47 nominations and a history of producing records for Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Madonna and others, but Canadian David Foster—chairman of Verve, musician, composer and songwriter—still finds time...

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Marie Look | March 5, 2014


Cathedral Rock, McDowell Sonoran Preserve

For a slice of nature, locals head to McDowell Sonoran Preserve, where it’s easy to escape the bustle of city life amid 27,000 acres of...

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Style Stars
Riki Altman | March 3, 2014

Esther Boivin

In winter, interior designer Esther Boivin can be found in one color from head to toe. “In Canada, where I’m from, they wear a lot of black,...

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Lights, Camera, Costumes!
Mindy Haskins | March 3, 2014

Hollywood arrives in Phoenix this month in the form of an exhibition featuring 100-plus costumes from the past century of cinema. Appropriately dubbed Hollywood Costume, the collection makes its West Coast debut March 26 at...

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