If you want to get a different look at Downtown Phoenix, check out Meet Me Downtown, a free weekly 3- to 5-mile walk/run that takes participants from the CityScape development and winds through the city center, showcasing points of interest along the way. Register from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at The Corner at CityScape (50 W. Jefferson St.), pick up a map and venture out onto the streets of Phoenix.
Hold onto your blush brushes, ladies. Arizona's first full-service makeup bar opened last week in Old Town Scottsdale, providing Valley women with a luxe, personalized makeup experience beyond the department store cosmetics counter.
Bruce Munro literally sheds light on life and art, and each one's imitations of the other. The British artist uses a menagerie of reflective raw materials, LED lights and projectors to create installations that evoke an image or idea. To wit: His “Field of Light” installation (which he'll bring to Desert Botanical Garden this fall) utilizes 4,500 frosted glass spheres connected by illuminated optical fiber to create the after-dark illusion of a field of flowers blooming brightly in a breeze.
Ovarian cancer has claimed the lives of many of our national treasures – comedian Gilda Radner, actress Madeline Kahn, singer Dinah Shore and activist and civil rights leader Coretta Scott King. But the insidious disease has also taken the lives of millions of ordinary women - our sisters, mothers, cousins, aunts and friends.
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.
Summer is mercifully wrapping up in the Valley of the Sun, and we’re making a beeline to the fall holidays. If you’ve been sitting idly all summer and need a kickstart to get your body prepared for the onslaught of pumpkin and pecan pie, whipped cream and eggnog, there are several places around town offering free fitness classes.
With the first day of autumn just around the corner (September 23), Phoenix metro gardeners are gearing up for the best growing season of the year. Many homeowners are focused on manicured shrubs or eye-pleasing florals, but urban farmers such as Greg Peterson have an eye toward more productive plantings.
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