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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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Marlene Srdic | March 3, 2014

It’s rare to come across the Scottsdale boutique that has not only withstood the test of time, but has actually grown up in the process. But Valley favorite Amy Inc., has done just that. From her previous post at Biltmore Fashion Park to her swanky space at the Shops at...

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Grand Dame
Beth Weitzman | March 3, 2014

To vacation on the banks of shimmering Lake Como is to soak up luxury on a grand scale—this we all know, given the destination’s aristocratic reputation, which is as illustrious as its legacy and as famous as its star resident George Clooney. Much like...

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