Lifestyle NORTH SCOTTSDALE LUXURY
M AY | J U N E 2 0 1 9
A Stay to Remember Divine Doors
Bring the Outside In
Pesto Salmon Skewers
Exclusively Presented by Lisa Westcott
MLS # 5628199
EVENT CALENDAR MAY | JUNE 2019
U-Pick Peaches Schnepf Farms | May-June SchnepfFarms.com Sweet as a peach! Peach season in Arizona typically starts before any other location in the country and lasts between 6-7 weeks. When the UPICK orchards open, usually on or around May 1st, you can drive to the farm and follow the orchard signs.
Arizona Restaurant Week Phoenix | May 17-26 ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com Indulge in a showcase of flavor when participating local restaurants serve up three-course, prix-fixe dining experiences. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week.
Phoenix Fan Fusion Phoenix | May 23-26 PhoenixFanFusion.com
ake a stroll down any hip city street these days and you’re sure to spot a new architectural design trend: Cafes, bars, and restaurants are replacing their old windows and French doors with garage door style walls. Proprietors can just roll up the garage doors and the eatery has instant al fresco dining and fresh air to spare. Roll the garage doors down and the dining spot has protection from the elements while still offering up loads of sunlight and a cool modern vibe. This urban trend got architects and savvy homeowners thinking … why couldn’t sleek glass garage door style walls be utilized in living rooms and kitchens, offering up quick ways to get outdoors? After all, there’s no better way to add square footage to your home than to make the outdoor space function as part and parcel of your indoor space. And now you can have this access with the push of a button. What parts of the home are compatible with garage door style walls? Any room or open spaces that face a beautiful outdoor setting. After all, the trendiest of these reimagined doors utilize loads of glass to flood the interior spaces with sunlight. Living rooms, kitchens, even bonus rooms that can function as at-home offices are perfectly suitable for these style doors.
Formerly known as Phoenix Comicon, Fan Fusion is one of the largest pop culture experiences in the country. Hundreds of actors, authors, comic creators along with a variety of exhibitors and celebrity panels will be together under one roof. This is a once a year event you won’t want to miss!
A few things to consider: First and foremost, your climate. If you live in a part of the country that is brutally cold, the insulation needed to make these doors energy efficient isn’t super practical. And if you live in a very hot and humid locale, be forewarned that upon opening, any cooled air will be lost to the outdoors (read: higher cooling bills). Next, consider your style. These doors tend to look best in a modern, industrial or mixed farmhouse style setting. They will also come with some noise and safety trade-offs. (If you have small children, you may not be ready for this change.)
9th Annual Flagstaff Hullabaloo Festival Flagstaff | June 1-2 VisitArizona.com/events
But if you’re looking to give your home a chic feel, increase the natural light you enjoy, and literally erase the boundaries between your indoor and outdoor living spaces, garage-door style windows may be just what you’re looking for to give your home an instant upgrade. Several style doors exist— traditional doors that roll up and back in sections, tilt doors that are built in one piece, and more urban double-height doors that push up or down into the second-level allowing increased airflow. Talk about cool.
Hullabaloo is a community festival and celebration of summertime and has raised over $96,500 for local non-profits, including Northland Family Help Center, Flagstaff Shelter Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff, since 2010. Enjoy the sunshine and vibrant Flagstaff community while jamming out to live entertainment and trying local restaurants.
Yoga in the Rainforest Scottsdale | June 6 ButterflyWonderland.com/yoga-in-therainforest/ Yoga in the Rainforest classes are held at Butterfly Wonderland in the 10,000 SQFT conservatory with approximately 3,000 butterflies flying freely around while you practice. All levels are welcome and proceeds go to the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.
ne of the best parts of travel is where you choose to lay your head at night. Ventures like TripAdvisor and Airbnb have expanded the possibilities beyond an average motel stay, but what if you’re looking to make the accommodations a central part of your adventures? Grab your bag and follow us! Proprietors across the country and around the globe have created memorable lodging experiences that offer much more than a view and a mini bar. We unpacked just a few that will intrigue any adventurous soul. Travel back in time to either of these Arizona locations: Believe it or not, Wigwam Village in Holbrook is part of a small national chain in the Southwest. The solid teepees include modern amenities like air conditioning and cable TV. (SleepInAWigwam.com) Further south is The Shady Dell in Bisbee, where you’ll find a dozen vintage buses and trailers decked out for those seeking a laid-back escape from the world. (TheShadyDell.com) If you seek that bohemian vibe, then El Cosmico in Marfa, TX is your spot. Its 21 acres includes trailers, yurts and teepees as well as a new state of mind. (ElCosmico.com)
IN GOOD TASTE
Looking for more comfort with your character? The Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA is a luxury property that had a former life as the Charles Street Jail. No hard time served here, but you can get a
cocktail in the Alibi lounge which used to house the drunk tank. (LibertyHotel.com) Converted forms of transportation make for interesting lodging, whether by sea or by land. Live out your Titanic fantasies – minus the iceberg – on the Queen Mary luxury liner in Long Beach, CA. (QueenMary.com) Or check into a 2-bedroom Boeing 727 that “soars” above the Costa Rican jungle. (CostaVerde. com) If trains are more your speed, you’ll love the luxuriously-appointed, authentic railroad cars of the Aurora Express in Fairbanks, AK. (FairbanksAlaskaBedandBreakfast.com) Animal lovers will find purr-fect lodging at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR. Enjoy glamping in (safe!) proximity to the big cats and other wild rescues. (TurpentineCreek.com) More intrepid travelers may leave their neck of the woods to visit Giraffe Manor in Kenya, a boutique hotel with actual Rothschild’s giraffes peeking in your room to see if you have enough clean towels. (TheSafariCollection.com) With so many weird and wonderful places to stay around the world, you may just want to chill. No problem! Just check into the Ice Hotel in Lappland, Sweden where translucent rooms and ice sculptures are recreated each year. (Icehotel.com) How cool is that for a memorable vacation?
PESTO SALMON SKEWERS INGREDIENTS 16
Pesto with basil
Lemon slices, cut into 4 quarters
Salmon fillet, skin removed and cut into 8 pieces
DIRECTIONS Cut ends from zucchini. With vegetable peeler, cut into long ribbons lengthwise. Thread ingredients onto 8 (10-inch) skewers in any order: 1 piece of salmon, 3 zucchini ribbons, 2 tomatoes, 2 lemon pieces. (If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes to prevent from burning while grilling.) Brush skewers on all sides with pesto. Grill or broil, without turning, for 5 to 8 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.
Exquisite Estates DC Ranch | $2,895,000 5 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 5,663 SQFT This luxury retreat awaits your arrival! Nestled at the end of this expanded driveway, you’ll find a beautiful custom home designed by awardwinning architect Clint Miller. Never before on the market, this Spanish Mediterranean home sits on over an acre of land to provide serenity and privacy. Three bedroom ensuites on the main level are accompanied by a bonus room for games, homework stations, or perhaps arts and crafts. The master bedroom suite is incredibly private, resting on the second level with office, patios, fireplace and city light views. Separate guest casita with kitchenette, living area and separate bedroom. The outdoor space is private and charming with pool, spa, covered dining area with fireplace, and gorgeous vegetation. Welcome home! WGroupAZ.com/Thompson-608
Grayhawk | $1,050,000 4 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 3,481 SQFT WGroupAZ.com/Windwood-8135
DC Ranch | $1,725,000 3 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,742 SQFT WGroupAZ.com/Thompson-227
Cameldale | $4,250,000 4 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 5,495 SQFT WGroupAZ.com/Dragoon-5802
Silverleaf | $2,600,000 5 Beds | 5 Baths | 5,044 SQFT WGroupAZ.com/Diamond-10207
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