Jenna Sauter, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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Sometimes one successful business begets another. Nick Arambula, Chris Lee and Mike Fretto were Tuft & Needle employees brought together by their shared dream of entrepreneurship and a desire to build something more. In 2020, the three friends founded Neighbor, an outdoor furniture and home goods retailer located in Downtown Phoenix. “The inspiration of Neighbor was to create – to create products, and to create better atmospheres that will create more connection while being outside,”...

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The maxim “work hard, play hard” comes easy for Natasha Beal. She and her husband, Brian, started Eculeus Group Publishing in 2017 and now produce seven hyperlocal publications, including the Deer Valley Times, North 32nd News and Epic Kids. When they are not hard at work, they are rock climbing. “I fell in love with rock climbing over 15 years ago,” Beal says. “I first started at a climbing gym in Scottsdale called AZ on...

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When it comes to vacationing outdoors, not everyone is into the idea of roughing it in the wilderness without a toilet or running water. If you prefer a beachside glamping experience, pitch your – metaphorical – tent at El Capitan Canyon. This sustainable nature-lodging resort sits on the Santa Barbara coastline and includes 350 acres of oak and sycamore groves along the seasonal El Capitan Creek. Visitors can stay in a cedar cabin, safari tent...

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Would a custom message from an Arizona Diamondback tickle your sports-loving spouse? Would your rocker friend be thrilled by a birthday greeting from Alice Cooper? Such are the celebrity close encounters you can book via Cameo, a video sharing website that allows fans to receive personalized videos or direct messages from their favorite celebrity for a set price. More than 30,000 actors, musicians, athletes, authors and reality TV stars can be commissioned to wish you...

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