Stacy Fischer helps couples navigate everything from the boardroom to the bedroom

The W Collective Stacy Fischer helps couples navigate everything from the boardroom to the bedroom. By Michelle Talsma Everson Stacy Fischer is passionate about owning each role in her life. She’s a business owner, wife and mom—and believes that, instead of “balance,” that each role blends into the other. One unique aspect of Fischer’s journey though is that her husband, Aron, is not only her partner in lif ...

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Take your training to the next level by exercising with your partner

Date Day Workout Take your training to the next level by exercising with your partner. By Kim Miller and Shannon Dougherty Models: Patrick Thomas and Sharon Bondurant Photos by Stephanie Heymann, stephanieheymannphotography.com You know the saying, “couples that play together stay together.” Well, the same goes for exercise. What better way to spend the day then getting out of the house and doing something ...

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Gifting the right gem

A Matter of Taste  Gifting the right gem. By Scott Bohall What if every woman wore the same dress? That, of course, would never happen. While there are some women who like to copy what a friend has or what they see in an ad on television, they like to view themselves as individuals. Each person has a different taste in design, color, quality, jewelry size, and where they like to shop. There are also many di ...

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Paul and Amy Goldschmidt bowl for PCH dollars

Striking Gold  Paul and Amy Goldschmidt bowl for PCH dollars. By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Paul and Amy Goldschmidt had high hopes for their first Goldy’s Bowling Bash in the fall of 2016. The event raised $186,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and attracted the likes of Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies, and Goldschmidt’s teammates, David Peralta and Shelby Miller. “I was fortunate to have the suppor ...

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Five swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day table ideas

Cupid’s Arrow Five swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day table ideas. By Joyce Laszloffy Photos by Stephanie Heymann Photography Skip the box of chocolates and bring your friends together for a sweet treat table that will make their hearts go pitter patter. Whether you’re planning a Valentine’s Day celebration with your BFFs or a family gathering, these darling display ideas are sure to melt their hearts and please ...

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Kurt Warner and Shane Doan go head to head at charity event

Game On! Kurt Warner and Shane Doan go head to head at charity event. By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Notable former Arizona athletes Kurt Warner and Shane Doan boast of mutual respect. Considering their notoriety, the two only met a couple months ago when Warner was planning his Fri., Feb. 9, Celebrity Game Night, at which Doan will be honored. The event—from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Ross Aviation Hanga ...

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Local father finds passion in taking time to help children

Doing it Right  Local father finds passion in taking time to help children. By Alison Bailin Batz As kids, we don’t get to pick our parents. “But wow, was I lucky,” says North Valley resident W. Scott Jenkins, Jr. who grew up under the watchful eye of his father and uncle––both local attorneys. “I remember sitting at my dad’s office when I would work for his firm in the summer as a file clerk––learning a ne ...

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Realtor Cathy Hotchkiss has the inside scoop on local real estate

The Inside Advantage Realtor Cathy Hotchkiss has the inside scoop on local real estate. By Michelle Talsma Everson Purchasing or selling a home can be a daunting but exciting life-changing decision. For those interested in buying or selling properties in North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley golf and resort communities, Cathy Hotchkiss is the go-to real estate agent. This is not only because of her vast real ...

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Defense attorney Richard Gaxiola gets results and makes headlines in the pursuit of justice

Advocate for the Underdog  Defense attorney Richard Gaxiola gets results and makes headlines in the pursuit of justice. By Becky Antioco Richard Gaxiola is one of the Valley’s most prominent criminal defense attorneys. He’s nothing if not tenacious, looking a client’s case from every angle to find the best defense, the strongest evidence, and the best strategy to bring to court. While he’s been at the cente ...

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Barrio Queen: Local Mexican concept lands at Desert Ridge Marketplace with tasty food and festive ambiance

Barrio Queen  Local Mexican concept lands at Desert Ridge Marketplace with tasty food and festive ambiance. North Valley residents can finally get their Barrio Queen fix without having to drive to Old Town Scottsdale or Gilbert. Barrio Queen’s third Valley restaurant recently opened at Desert Ridge Marketplace at Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard, much to the delight of the restaurant’s devout fans. The festive ...

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Inspired by history, steeped in luxury, what’s old is new again at two reimagined resorts

Modern Luxury  Inspired by history, steeped in luxury, what’s old is new again at two reimagined resorts. By Becky Antioco With approximately 450 hotels and resorts in the greater Phoenix area, totaling more than 62,000 available rooms, there’s no shortage of places to stay for visitors and stay-cationers alike, no matter your style or budget. Many have storied histories, playing host to presidents and cele ...

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Are Your Wedges Costing You Strokes? 

Are Your Wedges Costing You Strokes?  By Scott Sackett As many of you may know, I spend the summers as director of instruction at Park Meadows Country Club in Park City, Utah. Each summer, I do on average four golf schools. The schools are three days, with 18 holes of golf each day and a maximum three-to-one student teacher ratio. This past summer, I partnered with short game legend Stan Utley and put on tw ...

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A Grape Winter Escape: Taste around Temecula in style

A Grape Winter Escape  Taste around Temecula in style. By Alison Bailin Batz Though technically winter, Temecula Valley Wine Country, which is less than an hour from San Diego Airport or a quick five-hour drive from the Valley, will spring to life in January. “Every year, we put our growth––not to mention our grapes––on display during grand Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend,” says Cori DeHore of the Te ...

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Subaru Outback: A practical daily driver for the road ahead

Subaru Outback  A practical daily driver for the road ahead. By Greg Rubenstein For some, the car is an extension of personality—a tangible expression of aspiration. That high-end capabilities—like a 150-plus mph top speed or 30-degree approach angle—might rarely be pursued is irrelevant. If what you drive reflects your passion, it offers a glimpse into what you might do, be it a blast down the Autobahn or ...

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The dental profession was a back-street horror show for hundreds of years, details state historian Marshall Trimble

Frontier Dentistry  The dental profession was a back-street horror show for hundreds of years, details state historian Marshall Trimble.   I’ve often said, “The good old days really weren’t all that good.” Recently, Professor Joanna Bourke wrote, “Agonizing toothache, horrifying extractions and barbaric tools have cast a large shadow over our dental past.” No truer words were ever spoken. Trained denti ...

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