The romance of the road with the quality of Scottsdale

The romance of the road with the quality of Scottsdale

By Kenneth LaFave   Imagine a truck stop massively upgraded and plopped down in the middle of affluent north Scottsdale. Actually, there’s no need to imagine it. Just drive to 9393 E. Bell Rd., and there it is. The Thumb, formerly known as Tom’s [...]

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The Band Perry soars during private Airpark show

The Band Perry soars during private Airpark show

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   There are ways to achieve lift in the Airpark without an aircraft. Take the swanky, 5.8-acre Hangar One, for example. From a design that mimics the leading edge of a wing, the world-class complex has helped many exclusive parties [...]

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CAUGHT YOU LOOKING GOOD

CAUGHT YOU LOOKING GOOD

“The World's Greatest Polo Party” returned bigger, badder and better than ever at the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship Nov. 5-6 at WestWorld. At the heart of it was the polo competition, but it was much more. A crowd in all [...]

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A cocktail in a bottle

A cocktail in a bottle

By Shelley Gillespie In a chance encounter in California with a Brazilian man, Brian Kaplan was inspired when he heard how mixed drinks with coconut water were popular in that country. That “aha moment” four years ago moved Kaplan to create Coco21, [...]

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ArabHorse Farm Tour

ArabHorse Farm Tour

By Bradley Callow   The idea was born during a New Year’s Eve party, where several passionate Arabian owners were celebrating. Noting Arizona’s typically wonderful winter climate, the group agreed that it  would be a great time to explore all the local [...]

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She flies without a plane

She flies without a plane

By Mike Butler   She flies through the air with the greatest of ease. And although aerialist Michelle Milan knows her way around a trapeze, you’re more likely to catch her performing one of her elegant routines suspended by silks or a [...]

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Citations and salutations

Citations and salutations

By Lee Shappell It’s 10 a.m. on a recent Tuesday morning, and there is anticipation in the air at Pulver Aviation. It’s shaping up as a historic day for the growing Airpark charter-carrier and air-ambulance company. The phone rings and Pulver President Brandon [...]

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Need for Speed

Need for Speed

Valerie Thompson floors it where many women haven’t sped By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Valerie Thompson was a frequent motorcycle street racer until one of her friends suggested she take it to the racetrack. “A few months later, we did just that,” says the 49-year-old [...]

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Flapper power

Flapper power

Grand Prix of Scottsdale evokes a bit of Monaco and the Roaring ’20s By Alison Stanton Forty open-wheel race cars zipping along the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. A two-day “Great Gatsby” inspired lawn party, featuring guests in period clothing from the [...]

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