JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2022
HEALTHY HABITS Seasonal Styles
Small changes, Big Impact
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EVENT CALENDAR JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2022 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Scottsdale | Jan.22-30 Barrett-Jackson.com The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction has been a major event for auto enthusiasts for more than 50 years. Car-lovers from around the world come together at the annual auction that showcases thousands of the most unique, valuable, and desired vehicles.
Greatest Photographs of the American West Chandler | Through Feb.27 ChandlerAz.gov Taken from the impressive holdings of the National Geographic Archive, “Greatest Photographs of the American West” depicts the history of the people and places that define the region. The series of images portrays different aspects of the American West including the people, wildlife, and beautiful landscapes of expansive skies, majestic mountains, and desert plains that set the West apart.
Waste Management Phoenix Open Scottsdale | Feb.7-13 WMPhoenixOpen.com The Waste Management Phoenix Open has a reputation for being a standout golf tournament, regularly attracting the largest crowds on the PGA Tour. Hole 16 is especially impressive, with stadium seating and ultra-engaged fans. This 7-day tournament includes additional events and concerts. A full lineup can be found on the official website, where tickets can be purchased as part of various packages.
Romeo & Juliet Phoenix | Feb.10-13 BalletAZ.org Partnering with the Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall, Ballet Arizona presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers from rival families in 16th-century Verona. Many consider Romeo and Juliet an epic romance, and it’s timing in Phoenix is right on cue for Valentine’s Day.
Arabian Horse Show Scottsdale | Feb.17-27 ScottsdaleShow.com The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the global standard for this kind of event since 1955. Thousands of people gather annually at WestWorld in Scottsdale to spectate the exciting competitions, seminars, and event features. Attendees may participate in gala parties, international cuisine tasting, and touring hundreds of vendor booths offering jewelry, clothing, and art.
SEASONAL STYLE Y
our front door is often the first thing that catches your eye and welcomes you home. If you feel like your front door needs a refresh, consider these design trends that the experts love to elevate your home’s exterior.
Go for Glass Full glass doors can provide a modern, streamlined finish to a home while letting additional light in for a bright interior. This is a great option if you have a beautiful view outside your front door, whether it be the desert mountains or your own landscaping. If you’re worried about privacy, consider textural or frosted sheets of glass. Carved glass inserts with intricate designs can also maintain privacy while creating a feeling of elegance.
Bigger is Better Extra-large front doors are trending in 2022. They create a grand entrance and a feeling of luxury. Double front doors or converted French doors will instantly transform and update a front entrance. It’s a touch of everyday extravagance that can be used in ranch homes, farmhouse-style homes, and everything in between. If you don’t want a set of doors, or don’t have enough room, doors with extra height and width can achieve the same feeling of grandeur.
Bring it Inside While the outside of a front door is important for curb appeal, don’t neglect the interior side of the front door. A bright, bold color may suite your home’s façade perfectly, but inside you might prefer a color that blends better with your interior design. Pastels are a softer option that still allow your door to be a focal point without distracting from the rest of the room.
Go Custom If more than one of these design trends piques your interest, rest assured that there are many styles that blend elements, such as a steel-framed French door with frosted glass panels. If you really want to stand out, a custom front door may be your best option. You can get exactly what you want and know it captures your one-of-a-kind style. Whatever look you choose for your front door, make sure you emphasize it. Install a good light to showcase your door at night. Rather than a simple sconce, get creative with unexpected lighting that complements your door. Things like additional lanterns on the porch or string lights overhead create excellent mood lighting year-round. Similarly, updated hardware for hinges, knobs, and knockers are the details that complete your design.
body will feel more energized, and you’ll be more inclined to drink water throughout the day.
Stretch It Out – Choose one part of your body that is regularly stiff and achy and commit to do one stretch targeting that area. If you spend a lot of time at a computer desk during the day, you may want to focus on your hands and wrists. Do your stretch at whatever time works best for you and feel the difference in your body as it becomes a standard part of your day.
Get Moving – Devote 5 minutes a day to intentional movement. If exercise isn’t your thing, no worries. Your movement can be as simple as a stroll around the block or marching in place as you cook dinner or watch your favorite show. Incorporating these small moments of movement can help your energy levels naturally. Additionally, you’re getting your heart pumping and helping it stay healthy.
he new year is when many of us reflect on how we’d like to improve. While we usually start strong, often our resolve begins to dwindle as time goes by. Research suggests that accomplishing simple goals triggers the brain’s reward feeling, releasing confidence-boosting chemicals that can keep us motivated on bigger goals. Here are some small habits you can easily incorporate every day that will make a significant difference.
Commit to a Cause – This might not be an every-singleday habit, but it can be part of your everyday lifestyle. If you’ve ever completed a charity marathon or volunteered at your local animal shelter, you know how rewarding giving back can be. Find something you’re passionate about and brainstorm how you can get involved in an ongoing way.
Limit Screen Time – It’s common to wake up and reach for our devices to check emails, weather, news, and more. But taking even 15 minutes before beginning our screen time can keep us feeling more mindful, refreshed, and ready for the day ahead. Similarly, taking that same time before bed can help us sleep easier and wake more rested.
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Drink a Glass of Water – This is another habit to incorporate into your mornings. Before coffee or your favorite breakfast beverage, drink 8 ounces of water. Not only have you accomplished something before the day’s really begun, but you’re replenishing the water you lost during the night through normal things such as sweating, snoring, and breathing. Your
ELBOW MACARONI SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 can (7.6oz.) NESTLÉ Media Crema
Chopped green bell pepper
Chopped red onion
Thinly sliced green onions
Elbow macaroni, cooked
Ground black pepper
DIRECTIONS Combine media crema, mustard, and vinegar in small bowl; set aside. Combine macaroni, carrot, bell pepper, red onion, and green onions in large bowl. Add media crema mixture; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
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Scottsdale by the Numbers JANUARY 2022 11/10/21 – 12/10/21
McDowell Mountain Ranch Represented Seller
839 TOTAL #
37 AVG DAYS ON MARKET
AVG SOLD PRICE
McDowell Mountain Ranch Represented Seller
100 LIST/SELL PRICE RATIO
Grayhawk Represented Buyer
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