Halloween legend has it that on October 31, the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its thinnest. While some groups focused on chasing away bad spirits with masks and scary props, Latin American and Mexican cultures honor their dead via Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Though first played more than 2,000 years ago by nomadic warriors, polo was officially introduced to the U.S. in 1876 at the prestigious Westchester Polo Club. This “sport of kings” has long been known as a rich man’s game. But America’s first pro polo player was a man of humble means: 1930 Monty Waterbury Cup winner Cecil Smith, a Texas rancher with a 10-goal rating (the highest possible skill ranking given by the United States Polo Association).
If you’ve driven by Camelback Road and 32nd Street lately, you’ve probably noticed that the iconic Molina Jewelers building has been under construction. Eleventh-generation jeweler Alfredo J. Molina has remodeled the space, incorporating a 2,000-square-foot salon with a separate entrance to house Black, Starr & Frost, America’s first jeweler, established in 1810.
“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates,” inspirational-book author H. Jackson Brown Jr. wrote. “There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backward or sideways.”
Unlike the proverbial rollin' mollusk, you can maintain forward motion on the rink with a little practice. Even if you haven't been anywhere near a pair of skates since the movie “Xanadu” was in theaters, you can still have fun – for free – on Great Skate's 12,900 square-foot skating floor, as the Glendale institution offers a free skate session on Saturday, October 17, in celebration of National Roller Skating Month.
Want some color in your parched yard or barren windowsill flower box but don’t want to purchase from a commonplace conglomeration? Search no further. DIG IT Urban Gardens and Nursery celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, October 3, and it aims to be the go-to place for all of your gardening goodies.
Celebrate the third annual International Day of the Girl with sweets, champagne and shopping. The Girls Rule! Foundation, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit, is uniting with jewelry shop Kendra Scott to girl-power holiday. Mothers and daughters are welcome to attend “Mimosas, Sweets and Shopping” October 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at either the Scottsdale or Tucson Kendra Scott locations.
The arcade trend might’ve died out with neon legwarmers and Tamagotchis, but in the past decade some game-loving entrepreneurs have found a brilliant way to revive this old-school pastime for current crowds: just add alcohol.
There are countless ways to take advantage of the mild Arizona winters, but for those with a need for speed, ditch the hiking trail for winding roads in a convertible. Perhaps it’s the sensation of the wind through your hair, or the roar of the motor, but nothing beats a drop-top in dazzling weather. Though the Arizona landscape is sensational, to find road-trip nirvana you’ve got to be in the right ride. We’ve put together a list of the best drop-tops, convertibles and top-less cars for your driving pleasure.
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