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The Cat's Meow
By Nate Chapnick | May 8, 2015

Jaguars are known for their sneak attacks—silently stalking their prey until the moment they strike without warning. Unlike the jungle cat, this feral beauty makes no attempt to fly under the radar. An explosive exhaust note, large 20-inch rims...

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Taking Flight
Riki Altman-Yee | Photography by Grace Stufkosky | May 7, 2015

Finding a female chef-restaurateur credited with a slew of successful eateries is like mining for gold, but Sedona lays claim to culinary star Lisa Dahl, a 20-year veteran with her fourth outpost just on the verge of...

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Summer Escapes
By The Editors | May 7, 2015


When the snow melts and temperatures rise, summer in this idyllic mountain town heats up with big city-caliber cultural events and unlimited outdoor recreation.


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Montana Makeover
By Nora Burba Trulsson | May 6, 2015

“We tend to know our clients forever,” says Phoenix architect Eddie Jones, of the long-term relationships forged since he founded his award-winning residential and commercial firm, ...

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Bright Star
By Riki Altman-Yee | May 6, 2015

She may not own bulletproof bracelets, but Paradise Valley resident Trish McCarty is a modern-day Wonder Woman, fighting for justice, especially with regard to childhood education. An Arizona resident since 1987, McCarty climbed the corporate ladder at AT&...

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Rad Man
By Ray Rogers | April 28, 2015

First things first: that ’stache! When John Slattery appears on screen in the final season opener of AMC’s Mad Men, his character, the lovably devil-may-care silver-haired ad man Roger Sterling, is working a handlebar across his handsome visage....

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Off to the Races
By Georgann Yara | April 10, 2015

1. Bourbon Browsing
Master mixologist Micah Olson’s establishment boasts about 50 Kentucky bourbons, including the prized 23-year family reserve Pappy Van Winkle, which may be sipped for $70 per 1-ounce pour. ...

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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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