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Editor’s Letter Time to have some fun When I moved to Arizona 10 years ago, Scottsdale was the city that made the first impression on me. Scottsdale is where I had my first meal in Arizona, shopped for my first hot-weather wardrobe, played my first round of golf, went for my first run, and then suffer my first near heat stroke after that first run. ART ATTACK: Editor in Chief More than a decade Michael Gossie was transformed into after I made Arizona a “living sculpture” by artist Deborah Paswaters at Calvin Charles Gallery. my home, Scottsdale The event was part of Scottsdale continues to be the Fashion Week’s Wearable ArtWalk. go-to hot spot in the Valley. It offers some of Arizona’s best dining, nightlife, shopping and style. Scottsdale’s reputation as the entertainment epicenter of Arizona is one of the reasons friends from New York always insist of going out in Scottsdale when they come to visit. For all those reasons, the editorial team at Scottsdale Living decided it was time to do this Best of Scottsdale issue so readers could tell us and we could tell readers about some of Scottsdale’s most sizzling hot spots. You can read about my must-visit Scottsdale hot spots — think guts, butts and mutts — on Page 54. We had lots of fun putting together the first Best of Scottsdale issue. I’m sure most of you will agree with some of the picks inside this issue and disagree with others. That’s why I want to hear from you. Do you have a store, restaurant, golf course or bar that you think should be considered for the next installment of the Best of Scottsdale? E-mail me at michael.gossie@azbigmedia.com and tell me your picks and maybe you’ll see it featured in the next Best of Scottsdale issue. For now, enjoy this delicious slice of Scottsdale.

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CONTENTS

Best of Health & Beauty Best of Home & Garden Editor Michael’s Picks Editor Amanda’s Picks 6 S C O T T S D A L E L I V I N G | FALL 2013-WINTER 2014

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BEST OF SC the scoop on skin, sun, shopping and scenesters Along with a social scene and nightlife that can’t be beat, Scottsdale is a city that boasts the best of the best: from state-of-the-art medical offices to world-class spas, dining, shopping, and living. It was a tough job, but with your help, we narrowed down the greatest of what this stunning city has to offer. Whether you’re spending a day at the spa or revamping your home, here are more than 100 of Scottsdale’s best places to see, things to do, furniture to buy, dishes to eat and ways to splurge.

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Best place to nip ‘n’ tuck

Dr. Mehdi K. Mazaheri, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Lost your midsection love handles? Want to lose those midsection love handles? Dr. Mazaheri has a solution for both. drmazaheri.com | 480.951.4343

Readers’ choice: Dr. James Nachbar, Carlotti Cosmetic Surgery Center

Get rid of that turkey neck (best place for Ultherapy) North Valley Plastic Surgery

With detailed Ulthera seminars in the form of casual office get-togethers, this state-of-the-art facility is a model for Ulthera success for other companies around the country. nvpsaz.com | 480.304.5477 Readers’ choice: Van Dyke Laser & Skin

Best microdermabrasion

Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group

It is actually possible to have zits and age spots at the same time - forget that! “Microderm” it and call it a day.

phxskin.com | 480.473.9111 Readers’ choice: North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic

Best place to get fat sucked out

Marc Malek, Mark Malek Plastic Surgery

Dr. Malek and his team of plastic surgery gods bring bikini season THAT much closer. marcmalekmd.com | 480.551.2040 Readers’ choice: John J. Corey Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Best place for CoolSculpting Paradise Valley Dermatology

Freeze the fat and hand over the bikini. The Valley’s most admired CoolSculpting experts have proven the system’s success time and again with happy patients on beaches worldwide. pvdermatology.net | 602.971.0950

Readers’ choice: Phoenix Cool Body Sculpting

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Best place to get a (face)lift Caniglia Plastic Surgery

“No one will ever know you’ve had a little work done,” says Caniglia Plastic Surgery’s website, and we agree, but shh! We’ll never actually admit it. caniglia.com | 480.483.6200 Readers’ choice: Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Best place to smooth your brow Derma Health

There’s just no need to keep the furrows around when a place like Derma Health can tighten them up, right? Right. dermahealthinstitute.com | 480.991.7900

Readers’ choice: Dermatique

Best dermatologist

Dr. W. Patrick Davey, Dermatique

Blast under-eye circles and every skin problem you have with this nationally recognized dermatologist. dermatiquemd.com | 480.619.5540 Readers’ choice: Dermatique

Best place to zap it

National Laser Institute

While hair in unwanted places is just annoying, razor burn is worse. Annilihate it all at NLI. nationallaserinstitute.com | 480.222.4397

Readers’ choice: National Laser Institute

Best place to improve your smile Douglas Family Dentistry

Need to revamp those pearly whites? Put your confidence where your mouth is with the help of Douglas Family Dentistry. douglasfamilydentistry.com | 480.948.3680 Readers’ choice: Ginger Price DDS Family Cosmetic Dentistry

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RESPECT IT COMES IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.

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Best place for a chop Sachi

Stepping into Sachi is better than stepping into a New York City salon. Sachi’s three-floor, 12,000 square foot salon is staffed with 95 internationally trained stylists. You will leave feeling pampered and looking great. sachisalon.com | 480.421.9100 Readers’ choice: Zoltons Hair Salon & Day Spa

Best blowout

Vanity Blow Out Bar

Vanity is encouraged at this blow out bar. Get silky smooth hair for just $35 while relaxing in a serene environment. vanityblowoutbar.com | 480.451.7000 Readers’ choice: Drybar

Best place to dye

Rolf’s Salon & Spa at Gainey Village

You can’t trust just anyone with you hair. For highly trained professionals, go to Rolf’s Salon & Spa of Gainey Village. Rolf’s pampers clients with its services and complimentary wines and beverages. rolfssalon.com | 480.607.1414 Readers’ choice: Salon Tru

Best place to get Tony Starked Fabulous Cuts

Fabulous Cuts is bringing more than an East Coast salon experience to Arizona. Fabulous Cuts’ fullservice, on-site smoothie bar is stocked with protein shakes and meal replacements. myfabulouscuts.com | 480.513.1099 Readers’ choice: Fabulous Cuts

Best dude pampering day V’s Barbershop

Have you ever longed for that classic barbershop experience you’ve seen in the movies? V’s Barber Shop is like stepping back into a simpler time. vbabershop.com | 480.991.2300 Readers’ choice: V's Barbershop

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What are your C-Spots? Lanette Richmond Founder

Every woman has her Clean Spots - areas of the house she absolutely, positively needs to be clean. No matter what your Clean Spots are Life Maid Easy Maid Service can help keep them immaculate. We help men find women’s “C-Spot.” To find out how, visit our blog on our website at www.lifemaideasy.us

No more embarrassments Increased “Feel Good” Factor More time with your family Hygienic & germ free living space Hassle Free- Zero Stress Team Cleaning 200% 200 Satisfaction Guarantee Life Maid Easy is a premier cleaning service, providing customized services for each home and business. Life Maid Easy is Arizona’s first maid service with the ARCSI Cleaning Seal of Excellence and is proud to be Arizona’s first partner of Cleaning for a Reason, providing free cleaning for women with cancer.

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Best place for fake locks: AZ Strands Best place for fake locks

Best splurge mani

AZ Strands’ micro link extensions are free of glue or harmful chemicals. The result: longer and fuller hair that will leave you with immeasurable confidence.

Get customized quality with Terés Nail Bar. Terés offers a bar menu so costumers can chose a base with a la carte services. Pick between other health and wellness treatments while relaxing in the salon’s serene environment.

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azstrands.com | 480.205.1183 Readers’ choice: AZ Strands

Best place for face pampering Skin Care by Klara

If you cannot treat yourself to a trip to Europe, you can have the next best thing at Skin Care by Klara. Owner Klara Kalemkerides is from Greece and brought all the best Grecian skin care secrets with her. skincarebyklara.com | 480.535.8386 Readers’ choice: Red Door Spa

Best budget mani or pedi Scottsdale Hand and Foot Spa

Scottsdale Hand and Foot Spa specializes in natural gel nails, which are less damaging to your nails than other methods and will actually make your real nails healthier over the long-run. Enjoy the odorless, clean environment while being pampered by Lee Thai, educator for Christrior Gel Company. scottsdalehandfootspa.com | 480.614.4435 Readers’ choice: Salon D' Shayn 16 S C O T T S D A L E L I V I N G | FALL 2013 2013-WINTER 2014

Terés Nail Bar

teresnailbar.com | 480.499.4901 Readers’ choice: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Best splurge pedi

The Spa at Camelback Inn

After your pedicure from Camelback Inn, you will leave feeling truly balanced. The Camelback Inn’s beautiful location immerses you into the healing properties of the Sonoran Desert, allowing you to reconnect with the environment and your inner self. camelbackspa.com | 480.948.1700 Readers’ choice: Joya Salon, Montelucia Resort & Spa

Best place to pamper your pet D Pet Hotels

Where else could your pampered pooch get picked up in a Lamborghini and stay in an uber suite with a queensize bed? scottsdale.dpethotels.com | 480.696.3738 Readers’ choice: Raintree Pet Resort


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Best splurge rubdown Sanctuary Spa

Located on Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary Spa offers a variety of Asian-inspired services, from a day at the spa to a single treatment. If guests want to continue relaxing after their massage, Sanctuary offers exquisite casitas and suites. sanctuaryoncamelback.com | 800.245.2051 Readers’ choice: Dolce Salon & Spa

Best budget rubdown Spa Lamar

If you want to enjoy all the luxury of a spa without emptying your wallet, Spa Lamar is the place for you. This spa offers 12 types of facials and seven massage options. thelamar.com | 480.945.7066 Readers’ choice:: Spa Lamar

Best makeover 2BU Salon & Spa

Want to update your look or refresh your skin and hair? A trip to Aveda’s 2BU Salon & Spa can do all of that. 2busalon.com | 480.994.0004 Readers’ choice: Sephora

Best place to stock your beauty bag CosBar

Need to prep that pucker for fall’s trending colors? CosBar, located in Kierland Commons, is a boutique that carries luxurious and high-quality products perfect for restocking your beauty bag. cosbar.com | 480.607.2771 Readers’ choice: 2BU Salon & Spa

Best place to get bronzed Scottsdale Airbrush Tanning

So you need that goddess-like tan before a trip but don’t have the time to bake in the sun? From a sun-kissed glow to a a flawless bronzed look, Scottsdale Airbrush Tanning can give you the poolside-ready look without bothering with all the UV rays and Arizona heat. scottsdaleairbrushtanning.com | 480.664.8405 Readers’ choice: The Bronze Bar

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Best one-on-one training Village at DC Ranch

One of DC Ranch’s personal trainers is just waiting to create a workout plan that will whip you into shape! Along with a customized workout plan, customers get the motivation and encouragement needed to succeed. villageclubs.com | 480.502.8844 Readers’ choice: Orangetheory Fitness

Best place to tighten those abs The Body Lab

If you want a bod like Hollywood’s elite, you need to work out like one. The Body Lab offers a 50-minute work out fit for the stars — and those who just want to shine like one. All first classes are free. thebodylabaz.com | 480.473.4535 Readers’ choice: De La Fit

Best place to work out in peace Gold’s Gym

Members of all experience level are able to discover their strengths on their own or with personal trainers, through a wide range of workout options and equipment offered. If people prefer to be solo when they sweat, Gold’s Gym has the equipment they need. The more social customer can take one of the gym’s fitness classes. goldsgym.com | 480.661.1022 Readers’ choice: Gainey Village Health Club & Spa

Best place to tighten your Asana Sumits Yoga

Young or old, expert or novice, a little yoga can go a long way. Sumits Yoga offers classes that can tone your body, increase your flexibility, tighten and tone your bod and balance your mind. sumitsyogascottsdale.com | 602.374.3055 Readers’ choice: True Hot Yoga

Best Pilates

AZ Body Mechanics

AZ Body Mechanics is focused on healing and helping the body, and its Pilates Club is no different. Dr. Stacey DeWolf evaluates each member to make sure he or she gets the best results possible from his or her pilates sessions. pilatesclubaz.com | 480.282.8485 Readers’ choice: Personalized Pilates

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Best place to dance the fat away Pure Barre

Pure Barre’s fitness regimes revolve around a ballet bar and carefully choreographed exercises to maximize fat burning. Each class focuses on common “problem areas” and requires intense focus, which aims to leave participants feeling mentally refreshed. purebarre.com | 480.368.0100 Readers’ choice: Pure Barre

Best place to get eyeliner tattooed Sally Hayes Permanent Makeup

Never again will you get out of bed or the pool worried about what your makeup looks like. The Valley’s best place for permanent eyeliner tattooing promises lasting results that won’t fade. permanentmakeup.com | 480.951.0539 Readers’ choice: Get Up and Go Makeup

Best budget day spa

Canyon Falls Spa & Salon

Want an exceptional spa experience without deviating from your budget? Grab hour-long body services for less than $100. canyonfalls.com | 480.998.0333 Readers’ choice: Canyon Falls Spa & Salon

Best splurge day spa

Willow Stream at the Fairmont

Steam in a eucalyptus inhalation room or take a Swiss shower at this top-notch spa. Willow Stream offers body scrubs, fitness activities, acupuncture and acupressure and an integration of wellness services worth the splurge. fairmont.com/scottsdale/willow-stream | 480.585.4848 Readers’ choice: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Best place to wax it Serenity Skin Spa

Getting rid of unwanted hair can be painful and uncomfortable. Serenity Skin Spa offers an option that prevents the wax from sticking to the skin, so you can get the look you desire without suffering all the pain. The Valley’s leading licensed esthetician’s create a calming environment to make you more comfortable during your session, making it the best place to wax it. serenityskinaz.com | 480.682.8306 Readers’ choice: Salon D' Shayn

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Best place to gossip Best place for a first date Sassi

Really want to impress your girl? Have a case of those first date jitters? Sassi, a Southern Italian restaurant, offers an ambience that mimics the intimate settings you would find in Italy. Going to Sassi won’t guarantee you’ll have a great date, but it will guarantee some great food. Be sure to splurge on dessert; you won’t regret the Cannoli dell Casa. sassi.biz | 480.502.9095 Readers’ choice: elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Best place for a last date Five Guys

It may be your last date, but you’ll still get basket-loads of free peanuts and a great burger out of it. The diner offers delicious burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and fries worth crying over. The Scottsdale location is also home to a Coca-Cola Freestyle, so you create more than 100 soft drink flavor combos and remind yourself there’re just as many fish in the sea. fiveguys.com

Readers’ choice: Rehab Burger Therapy

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Arcadia Farms

Thanks to the cozy ambiance of Arcadia Farms, you’ll be right at home gossiping the morning away over its signature omelets for seasonal entrées. arcadiafarmscafe.com | 480.941.5665 Readers’ choice: La Grande Orange

Best place to revamp your closet Nové

Is it time to change up your wardrobe? Head to Nové to add classic, yet edgy, staples to your closet by established and emerging designers. You don’t even need a girlfriend’s opinion before buying — Nové’s collection is meticulously selected. noveshop.com | 480.292.9215 Readers’ choice: The Clothing Bar

Best swimwear boutique Exquisite Swimwear

A bikini is a must-have for surviving the Arizona heat in the summer or that destination vaction over the holidays. The experts at Exquisite Swimwear have all suit types and will help you find the most flattering fit for your bod — even in the off-season. exquisiteswimwear.com | 480.419.6344 Readers’ choice: Exquisite Swimwear


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Best place to show off your swimwear Hotel Valley Ho

Now that you have your cute little bikini, show it off poolside at the Hotel Valley Ho. Plan a staycation for the weekend or rent a cabana for a day; It will be money well spent. hotelvalleyho.com | 480.248.2000 Readers’ choice: The W Hotel Scottsdale

Best place for sexy heels E&J’s Designer Outlet

Every week, a new selection of designer and couture shoes find their way to E&J’s Designer Shoe Outlet. E&J’s carries athletic, evening, comfort, dress and casual shoes for men and women, but it’s really the best place for those sexy heels that’ll see you through a night to remember. ejsdesignershoes.com | 480.607.0170 Readers’ choice: Ritzy Rags and Shoes

Best cheap designer duds My Sister’s Closet

You’ll never look at hand-me-downs the same after digging through My Sister’s Closet. Designer dresses that retail at $2200 can be purchased for a cool $245. The same goes for jewelry, accessories and other clothes. Bonus: You never have to worry about any mystery mustard stains from that family picnic a few years back. mysisterscloset.com | 480.443.4575 Readers’ choice: My Sister's Closet

Best place for dapper dudes Ted Baker London

Scottsdale is full of dapper dudes, and you can thank Ted Baker London for that. The only Ted Baker storefront in Arizona brings sharp head-totoe looks for fashion-savvy men in need of casual and formal wear. tedbaker-london.com | 480.946.0820 Readers’ choice: Ted Baker London

Best place to be princess for a day The Quintessential Bride

Whether you’re getting ready to walk down the aisle or into a black-tie event — The Quintessential Bride has everything you need. The formal wear and wedding dress store has its own salon and just as many dress silhouettes as it does colors from which to choose. Let your inner princess — or diva — roam free. qbrideandformals.com | 480.419.7755 Readers’ choice: The Quintessential Bride

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Best place to see and be seen Ocean Club

If you can manage to look up from your plate of delicious steakhouse and seafood fare, you’ll get a glimpse of Scottsdale’s finest wining and dining in their natural habitat. The Ocean Club has everything a Scottsdalian looks for in a dinner spot: a place to see and be seen, great service, quality cuisine and an atmosphere that’s equal parts elegant and energetic. mastrosrestaurants.com | 480.443.8555 Readers’ choice: AZ88

Best place to shop ‘til you drop Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square is not for the faint of heart. With more than 250 shops occupied by the likes of Neiman Marcus, Cartier, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss and Ferragamo this trip is a workout for your body and your self restraint. fashionsquare.com | 480.945.5495 Readers’ choice: Scottsdale Fashion Square

Best staycation

The Montelucia Resort & Spa

Remember when your parents pitched a tent in the backyard and called it camping? Staycations aren’t always so lame. In fact, one weekend at Montelucia will whisk you away with its spa packages, three stunning pools, resort activities and its AAA Diamond-winning restaurants. montelucia.com | 888.627.3010 Readers’ choice: Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape

Best post-workout refuel Kaleidoscope

The best thing you can do for your body (other than work out in couture jogging pants) is to properly refuel after a sweat sesh. Kaliedoscope’s menu, full of “high vibe food” and detox salads, has an extensive coldpressed juice selection that ranges from protein-packed to root, fruit and detox recipes. kaleidoscopejuice.com | 480.980.8677 Readers’ choice: Cafe North

Best place to meet a baseball player Mabel’s on Main

Calling all cleat chasers! The glamorous and sophisticated Mabel’s on Main is the new hangout spot for members of the San Francisco Giants. Come spring training time in March, this place will be booming with ball players. Keep your gloves handy, ladies, if you’re lucky, you just might catch one! mabelsonmain.com | 480.889.5580 Readers’ choice: RnR

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2nd Annual “Fall for the Arts” ArtWalk

November 7, 7-9pm

Autumn brings an array of art events to downtown Scottsdale, and “Fall for the Arts” ArtWalk is at the heart of it all.

9th Annual Holiday ArtWalk December 5, 7-9pm

‘Tis the season to be shopping for superb original art. Artist: Richar Title: Web of Red Stevens Gallery: Paul Sclationships ott Gallery

16th Annual Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk December 28, 12-4pm

“Artwalk the Line” in an artistic preview to the big game at the Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk.

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Best place to putt a round Troon North

Both the Pinnacle and Monument courses at Troon North are amazing tracks. Challenging courses, great lookouts, unique holes and amazing views make an afternoon filled with hooked shots, cuss words and thrown clubs all worth it. troonnorthgolf.com | 480.585.7700

Best place to people watch Kelly’s at SouthBridge

Looking for a cool place to chill with a good crowd? Kelly’s at SouthBridge has everything to accommodate just that. With a a comfy lounge area and a large patio, you can take in everything Scottsdale has to offer, including awesome people watching. The crowd is sure to always be entertaining and the atmosphere is spectacular. kellysatsouthbridge.com | 480.393.3205

Best place to become a bad boy Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale

Steppenwolf (“Born To Be Wild”) has played a concert at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. It doesn’t get any more bad-ass bikerish than that. hdofscottsdale.com | 480.905.1903

Best dive bar

Best place to become a bad girl

Want to take a break from all the fancy schmancyness of Scottsdale? Visit the town’s oldest tavern, Coach House, to bring you back to reality. Here’s a tip: go during Christmastime to see its patio completely decked out in lights.

This place has pretty much everything you would ever need to get your love on — from lingerie to lotions (Wink! Wink!). But unlike other places that carry similar merchandise, Fascinations is clean and classy, which makes shopping for fun stuff even more fun.

Coach House

coachhousescottsdale.com | 480.990.3433

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Fascinations

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Best place to get your whiskey on Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

The whiskey runs endless down at Dierks Bentley’s new bar in the heart of Old Town. Put on your cowboy hat and head down there to take in all the action this famous country singer has created. We recommend a Pickle Back Shot! Don’t let the combination fool you; pickle juice is the perfect chaser for Jameson. dierkswhiskeyrow.com | 480.945.4200

Best place for locals The Downside Risk

The servers at Downside Risk may not know your name yet, but it’s only a matter of time. This rendition of a neighborhood bar is gaining popularity among the locals of Scottsdale. Great food, large patio, and an awesome ambience makes this the best place for locals. downside-risk.com | 480.245.6513

Best place to go to hang

American Fine Art Edition Gallery

Even if your 5-year-old’s fingerpainting is the most high-brow thing hanging in your house, the gallery’s international art consultants can assist both the novice and most astute art collectors in building extraordinary collections of fine art. americanfineartgallery.com | 480.990.1200

Best attorney to help you end things Kaine R. Fisher, Rose Law Group

Think of Fisher as a pit bull with a heart of gold. If things just aren’t going the way you planned after your wedding day, Fisher is the guy to call to help you get rid of the things you want to lose (your cheating, no-good spouse) and keep the things you want to win (the house, cars, cash, kids). roselawgroup.com | 480.240.5649

Best wealth manager to help you keep things Theresa E. Chacopulos, Wells Fargo Advisors

If Fisher (see above) helped you maintain your standard of living, Chacopulos will help you build it. She was ranked among Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors for 2013 and was ranked No. 1 in the state of Arizona. wellsfargoadvisors.com | 480.348.4374

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Best family room furniture

Best one-stop shop for home furnishings

Furnish your home with luxurious designs fit for a king. Drexel Heritage has provided customers throughout the Valley furniture with timeless elegance and superior quality for more than a century.

For half a century, Ladlow’s Furniture has offered homeowners lavish and high quality designs for spaces of all shapes and styles. Even if you don’t know what to do with your living room, Ladlow’s offers interior design services that’ll leave no corner unfurnished!

Drexel Heritage

drexelheritage.com | 602.352.0500 Readers’ choice: Bungalow

Best modern furniture Copenhagen

Fill your space with contemporary style and a touch of sophistication. For four decades, Copenhagen Imports has shopped the world for modern furnishings for people with unique style and high-class taste. copenhagenliving.com | 602.266.8060 Readers’ choice: Artafax

Best place to get down to business BOVA

Working hard or hardly working? Either way, BOVA furniture has all the accessories to keep your workspace looking sharp. With a large selection of modern and eclectic style of office furnishings, BOVA is great place to update your workspace. bovafurniture.com | 480.656.9112 Readers’ choice: Stone Creek Furniture

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Ladlow’s Furniture

ladlows.com | 480.609.5000 Readers’ choice: Drexel Heritage

Best place to make your neighbors jealous (best outdoor furniture) Today’s Patio

Give your neighbors something to gawk at while you enjoy life poolside. Today’s Patio has everything Arizonans need to get through those hot, sunny days — from pool products to chaise lounges, to sofas and dining furniture. todayspatio.com | 602.996.8100 Readers’ choice: Paddy O' Furniture


 Hand-Crafted Iron Doors and Gates All Doors and Gates are Custom Designed and Fabricated Custom Hand Applied Faux Finishes Available Dual Paned 3/4 Insulated Glass 4-5 Week Turnaround

Artistic Iron Creations provides free quotes on all our products. We will also professionally measure and install any product purchased from us. This give you the guarantee of a proper installation, and gives us at AIC the satisfaction of a job well done.

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Best place to sweat the small things (home accessories) Holland Boone

Jazz up your home with statement pieces from Holland Boone. From metalware to Mexican glass, there’s always something you never knew you needed awaiting. hollandboone.com | 480.513.9988 Readers’ choice:The Tattered Nest

Best solar lighting PEP Solar

Phoenix Energy Products got its big break after former Sen. Barry Goldwater asked the company to help the Navajo Nation harness solar power after its students began dying from extended exposure to kerosene lamps. As Arizona’s first residential electric solar installer, PEP has the test of time and an expanding commercial and residential client list on its side. pepsolar.com | 623.806.8806 Readers’ choice: Solight

Best place for countertops AZ Tile

Enjoy the earth’s natural beauty with AZ Tile’s selection of naturally inspired colorful, textured and elegant slates of granite, quartz, onyx and marble. arizonatile.com | 480.991.3066 Readers’ choice: Cactus Stone & Tile

Best place to buy appliances Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom

Can’t take the heat? Don’t worry; You don’t need to get out of the kitchen. Fill it with the cool appliances every dream kitchen deserves — from zero-below refrigerators to steamy ovens, electric countertops and fiery outdoor grills. subzero-wolf.com | 623.536.6347 Readers’ choice: Spencers TV & Appliance

Best garden gnomes Pearson & Company

Are you looking for the perfect gnome for your home? Pearson & Company has all the tools to turn your yard into the whimsical garden your gnome deserves. It also offers more traditional services for people who are looking for a more subtle landscape. ppearson.wix.com/pearson-and-company | 602.840.6447 Readers’ choice: AZ Totem Art

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Best upholstery: Feathers Designs Best upholstery Feathers Designs

Has your sofa seen one too many dinner parties? Feathers Designs can rejuvenate all your old furniture so it looks as good as new — or better. feathersdesign.com | 480.905.1396 Readers’ choice: Classic Custom Upholstery

Best bedding and linens del Adora

At the end of the long day, don’t you want to just fall into a bed covered in luxurious Egyptian cotton? Del Adora allows for your to pamper yourself from the sheets on your bed to towels in your bathroom. deladora.com | 480.563.1579 Readers’ choice: del Adora

Best place for being shady (awnings/patio covers) Awnings by Design

Since 1982, Awnings by Design has helped Valley residents enjoy the shade in style. It uses a variety of techniques that will allow you to enjoy your view while minimizing the hassle of heat. awningsbydesign.com | 480.951.9771 Readers’ choice:: Arizona Blinds

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Best place to curate your casa Think Art

Framing, sculptures and paintings, oh my! Hundreds of pieces of art are at your fingertips when you go to Think Art’s online gallery. If you prefer to peruse for your art inperson, visit its Scottsdale Design Center. thinkfineart.com | 480.998.9790 Readers’ choice: Think Art

Best place to build your own bouquet Moon Valley Nurseries

Moon Valley Nurseries offer “you buy it and we plant it” tree deals, where everything from design through delivery and installation is performed by the nursery staff. Can you dig it? You don’t have to. moonvalleynurseries.com | 480.778.0611 Readers’ choice: Desert Gardens Nursery


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Best place for a kitchen remodel Downsview of Scottsdale

Is your kitchen in need of a serious makeover? Downsview of Scottsdale has been giving kitchens facelifts for more than 30 years. Allow its professionals to help create the kitchen you’ve always wanted. downsviewofscottsdale.com | 480.563.2577 Readers’ choice: The Modern Group

Best view of the Valley (window treatments)

Best bath fixtures

Some say love is blind. We say it starts with a good view. Fall in love with the Valley with the help of AZ Blinds. Among its available window treatments: shutters, drapes, blinds, solar screens and even automatic options.

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware has a collection of bath fixtures that will give your bathroom an instant update. restorationhardware.com | 480.658.1021 Readers’ choice: Waterworks

Best place to accessorize like an “Iron Chef” Sur La Table

Are you savvy enough to be an Iron Chef? If not, you can still have a kitchen worthy of one. Sur La Table is the place to go to stock up on all the gadgets and gizmos your kitchen is lacking. surlatable.com | 480.292.9426 Readers’ choice: Sur La Table

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Arizona Blinds, Shutters & Drapery

azblinds.com | 602.938.2885 Readers’ choice:Arizona Blinds, Shutters & Drapery

Best rugs

Azadi Fine Rugs

Do you have a room in need of a pop of color or an accent piece? Azadi Fine Rugs can help you find a rug that does just that. Its gallery boasts multiple collections and plenty of selections for your toes to get warm and fuzzy about. azadifinerugs.com | 480.483.4600 Readers’ choice: Passion of Persia


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Best custom home builder Cullum Homes

Cullum Homes is known for building homes with the environment in mind. The company is trying to build luxury homes while leaving a small carbon footprint and a high-energy efficiency. cullumhomes.com | 480.949.2700 Readers’ choice: Rosewood Homes

Best room with a view (windows) California Window & Door

California Window & Door is always stocked with a variety of replacement windows to fit its customers’ needs and budget. It also has a design team waiting in the wings to create a product unique to you. californiawindowanddoor.com | 480.483.0643 Readers’ choice: Arcadia Window & Door

Best place to make an entry (doors/gates) Colletti Design

Give your staircase the Tuscan treatment with Colletti Design exclusive iron work. For 17 years, the company has made its mark on gates, doorways, windows and interiors all over the Valley. collettidesign.com | 480.922.4500 Readers’ choice: Cantera Doors

Best interior design firm La Maison Interiors

La Maison Interiors are passionate about turning a home into a worldly place. La Maison Interiors works with your personal taste to fill your space. lamaisonaz.com | 480.948.1144 Readers’ choice: Vallone Designs

Best excuse to buy more clothes (closet designer) California Closets

For the last three decades, California Closets has reimagined spaces for the woman with an abundance of shoes or the man with the amazing suit collection. californiaclosets.com | 800.274.6754 Readers’ choice: California Closets

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Best remodeler: Legacy Custom Home Best remodeler

Best wine cellar

Legacy Custom Home remodeling is passionate about highend custom work. The family-owned business strives to make you feel at home in more ways than one.

Innovative Wine Cellar Design’s passionate artisans create custom designs and refrigeration services worthy of your collection. Innovative Wine Cellar Design has built a name for itself around its seamless blend of architectural elements.

Legacy Custom Home

legacyaz.com | 480.991.1993 Readers’ choice: CKBR

Best place for plumbing fixtures R&R Plumbing

If your bathroom or kitchen clogging your style? R & R Plumbing will install a throne fit for a king. rrwholesale.net | 480.991.9624 Readers’ choice: R&R Plumbing

Best place to fake a green thumb Arizona Sun Silk

For more than 20 years, Arizona Sun Silk has turned silk into plants. The makers of these plants create custom pieces out of Manzanita, dragon and birch woods. azsunsilks.com | 602.503.3408 Readers’ choice: Botanical Elegance

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Innovative Wine Cellar Design

winecellardesign.biz | 480.538.1288 Readers’ choice: After the Vine Wine Cellars

Best garage and home storage systems Premier Garage

Stop running over your plastic reindeers! Premier Garage is considered the country’s top garage enhancement and remodeling company and will transform wasted space with new garage floors, storage cabinets and organization systems. premiergarage.com | 480.298.5200 Readers’ choice: Premier Garage


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Best place to see the light: Valley Light Gallery Best place to see the light Valley Light Gallery

This premier light source has illuminated homes across the Valley with a sparkling array of contemporary, traditional and unique styles. valleylights.com | 480.948.5030 Readers’ choice: Hinckley's Lighting Factory

Best place to claim your turf Arizona Luxury Lawns & Greens

Be the king of your turf. Whether that means you’re looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to a lush lawn or are ready to finally install that long-overdue putting green in your backyard, Arizona Luxury Lawns & Greens is at your service.

Best place to cool your jets

azluxurylawns.com | 480.991.0196 Readers’ choice: American Turf Company

With exceptional service and state-of-the-art technology, MistAmerica can design your custom project in a manner that’s both exceptional and economical.

Best baby furniture

MistAmerica

mistamerica.com | 602.255.0500 Readers’ choice: AZ Patio Heaters

Best Western/Southwestern furniture The Buffalo Collection at Scenic Mesa

Deck your living space in hand-crafted furniture that draws inspiration from the cowboy lifestyle of its Colorado-based namesake. Scenic Mesa uses as much Western flair as possible. scenicmesa.com | 480.946.3903 Readers’ choice: The Buffalo Collection at Scenic Mesa 46 S C O T T S D A L E L I V I N G | FALL 2013 2013-WINTER 2014

Babystop

Babystop has everything you never knew you needed for your baby. From a baby seat constructed to imitate the carefree float of a leaf on a breeze to armoires, strollers and cribs, this local shop also offers baby registry. The online store has items for infants up to children 10 years old, after which point you’ll probably want to stop by the owners’ flagship store, Kidstop. babystopaz.com | 480.278.7300 Readers’ choice:: Babystop


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Best place for telecommuters (home office furniture) Stone Creek

Like they say, it’s “furniture the way you want it.” They can hook you up with corner offices, custom workstations, wall offices, armoires/credenzas and file cabinets. stonecreekfurniture.com | 480.426.8582 Readers’ choice:BOVA

Best place for antiquing

Best Place for a bathroom overhaul

This amazing treasure hunt was started by girlfriends who share a common bond of always wanting more junk in their trunks, a passion for things old and rusty, home decor and finding a good bargain. Next market is Nov. 9 at WestWorld.

Legacy Design Build Remodel

Legacy has earned a reputation as a premier Phoenix home remodeling firm and has been voted the No. 1 Scottsdale remodeling company six years in a row by Ranking Arizona. legacyaz.com | 480.991.1993 Readers’ choice: Republic West

Best place to learn to use the kitchen Sur la Table

There’s no more attractive trait that knowing how to please your partner tastefully. Chef instructor will show you how to create the perfect dishes during a variety of classes. surlatable.com | 480.292.9426 Readers’ choice: Grazie Old Town

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Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com Readers’ choice:Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

Best way to deck your walls Reeves Paperhanging, Inc.

This ain’t your granny’s wallpapering, folks! It is, however, a third-generation incarnation of a one-man wall painting business. Reeves Paperhanging, Inc., will designate a seasoned designer to transform your wall space into dynamic, one-of-a-kind displays that can turn a room into an experience. reevespaperhanging.com | 480.922.5568 Readers’ choice: Reeves Paperhanging, Inc.


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Best place to make a splash Mossman Brothers Pools

Remember the Phoebe Cates pool scene in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High?” Mossman can help create the backdrop for fantasies like that. mossmanbrotherspools.com | 480.596.9020 Readers’ choice:Paddock Pools Patios & Spas

Best place to slide around in Socks Baker Bros.

Baker Bros. will delight your feet and help you channel your inner Tom Cruise with carpet, hardwood, tile, laminate of even natural stone options. bakerbros.com | 480.946.6647 Readers’ choice:: Flooring America

Best place to go after you gut your kitchen Kitchens Southwest

There is a reason why Kitchens Southwest has been in business 33 years. From initial concept development through completed installation, Kitchens Southwest will hook your cupboards up. kitchenssouthwest.com | 480.443.0102 Readers’ choice:Kitchens Southwest

Best place to make your potty pretty One Posh Place

Paige Bailey & Associates, Inc., the parent company and interior design portion of One Posh Place, earned an ASID Design Excellence Award for Bathroom Design. oneposhplaceaz.com | 480.941.8954 Readers’ choice:Legacy Design Build Remodeling

Best place to attempt to star in “Hot Tub Time Machine” Shasta Pools & Spas

With so many sizes, shapes and materials to choose from, Shasta has the right hot tub or spa to suit your needs and integrate seamlessly with your existing landscaping. shastapools.com | 602.532.3960 Readers’ choice: Paddock Pools Patios & Spas

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Best place for outdoor architecture Earth, Stone, Water

Their mindset is to create and maintain outdoor living spaces that are not only visually dynamic, but functional, sustainable and intuitive to their clients’ lifestyles. earth-stone-water.com | 480.966.9696 Readers’ choice: Sonoran Landesign

Best place to create outdoor mood lighting Let There Be Light

Some of your home’s finest assets are literally left in the dark. Fix that and improve the aesthetics, ambience, safety and security of your home with the help of Let There Be Light. lettherebelightllc.com | 480.575.3204 Readers’ choice: Innovative Lighting

Best place to dress up your yard Azul-Verde Design Group

Combining classic principals of design with contemporary expression, and the K.I.S.S. theory, Azul-Verde Design Group, Inc. achieves truly unique designs for outdoor spaces.

azulverde.com | 480.595.0611 Readers’ choice: Hawkeye Landscaping

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Best place to get your vintage on Tattered Nest

This is one of those hidden treasures where you’ll want to shop often because you never know what you’re going to find. Check it out and you’ll learn why so many Tattered Nest customers call the vintage market their “happy place.” tatterednestvintagemarket.com 602.466.3172 Readers’ choice: Rich Girls Rummage

Best place to go Hollywood 24/7 Audio Video

24/7 Audio Video is guaranteed to go “Godfather” on you and make you a home theater you cannot refuse. 247audiovideo.com | 480.726.3344 Readers’ choice: DAGR Design


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Best place to bust your gut Stand Up Scottsdale

When I lived in New York, I loved going off the beaten path of tourist trap comedy clubs to find comedy with a subversive edge. That’s what I get from Stand Up Scottsdale — comedy stripped down and in the raw. This is the club that makes comedy matter. standupscottsdale.com | 480.882.0730

Best place to bust your butt Club SAR

You won’t have to battle self-absorbed douche nozzles staring at themselves in the mirror at Club SAR. The only people who come here are serious about fitness. Boxing rings. Heavy bags. MMA training. This is the best place to get your sweat on and it’s only $99 a year for Scottsdale residents. scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/SAR | 480.312.2669

Best place to take your mutt Stax Burger Bistro

Best place to hear what’s what

Center Stage Bar at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort And Spa At Gainey Ranch

Soulful singer-songwriter, Obadiah Parker, who has more than 10 million hits on YouTube for his cover of Outkast’s “Hey Ya,” teams up with Valley saxophone virtuoso Ted Belledin to create a one-of-a-kind sound that cannot be found anywhere else in the Valley. scottsdale.hyatt.com or tedbelledin.com 480.444.1234

Best place to get a cut Mane Attraction Salon

The stylists here are artists with shears as their brushes. They are chemists and the salon is their laboratory. They study each client’s bone structure and hair texture, and ask lifestyle questions so they can create hairstyles that require little maintenance. As an endurance athlete, that means Mane Attraction keeps me stylin’ even when I’m sweatin.’ For that, I thank you. maneattractionsalon.com | 602.956.2996

This is the perfect meet market. As long as your dog doesn’t go all Cujo on customers, he is welcome in this hotspot near the heart of Old Town. Translation: Your cute dog can be the icebreaker that melts the hearts of members of the opposite sex. Beyond the bow-wows, the sliders are out of this world. staxburgerbistro.com | 480.946.4222

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“Any color/design you can dream up, we can create for you!”

“AZ Painting & Consulting is the premier Faux/Decorative Finish company in the Valley.”

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S K C I P S R’ EDITO Best place to harness some horsepower Annual Polo Party at WestWorld

While this category could easily refer to the numerous luxury car dealerships in Scottsdale, it’s actually a bit more literal. In fall, vested men and floppy-hatted ladies flock to WestWorld of Scottsdale for the annual Polo Party. It’s a slice of New England — half-time divot stomping and all — in the desert. thepoloparty.com | 602.956.2996

Most Instagram-worthy public park Civic Center Mall - Old Town Scottsdale

From the “LOVE” sculpture to a lagoon full of swans, a spacious library drenched in natural light, stretches of soft green grass, the vibrant walls of the Saguaro Hotel and flower beds bursting with color, it’s tough to really par this 21.25-acre park down to one Instagramworthy photo. Stop and smell the roses. 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Best happy hour for man’s best friend Brat Haus

Whether you’re jones-ing for a butterscotch root beer float, a fluffy German pretzel, thrive on Belgian fries, a hearty German beer, a B-film screening, some fresh air with your dinner, Brat Haus is the place for it all. Though there are some impressive sausages on the menu, vegans and vegetarians won’t go hungry. Bonus: you can sometimes bring your furry friend along (call ahead; it depends on the crowd). brathausaz.com | 480.947.4006

Best place to indulge your inner Bacchus Fate Brewing Company

Best way to get culturally saturated

Whether its the Scottsdale International Film Festival, the Lit Lounge series at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts or an installation at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the city plays host to culturally relevant events year-round. It’s impossible to pin this on one venue or event as they sometimes work in tandem to bring residents the ultimate experience. experiencescottsdale.com

Fate Brewing Company crafts small batches of beer that are consistently rotated on tap at its Scottsdale location. From a candy bar milk stout to a smoked porter and house made root beer, there’s always a reason to make regular stops at this watering hole. The website also lists its fermenting brews so you can plan ahead or just let yourself be surprised. Oh, and the bartenders will fill your growler for $12 to $15. Bottoms Up. fate brewing.com | 480.994.1275

Amanda Ventura

Associate editor amanda.ventura@azbigmedia.com

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