Smoothie Operators

Lifestyle 2 Nutrition makes transformative shakes and teas By Eric Newman At Lifestyle 2 Nutrition in Anthem, visitors can sip on a chilly “Blue Monkey,” drink some sweet “Cake Batter,” or even consume a little “Elvis” (peanut butter and banana, anyone?). The nutrition store, owned by Lanie Sybouts and her brother, Wes Mason, specializes in low-calorie protein shakes and green tea drinks aimed at helping pe ...

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Seasonal Style

5 beauty trends to try this fall By Madison Rutherford Vibrant hair and nails, vivid makeup and sky-high eyelashes are just a few bold trends taking center stage in the beauty world right now. Below you will find five of the most up-to-the-minute beauty trends and where to try them out nearby. Eyelash Extensions Lash extensions aim to enhance the length, volume and thickness of the eyelashes by applying syn ...

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On a Roll

The North Valley’s newest sushi spot challenges the status quo By Madison Rutherford If you’re operating on the assumption that all sushi spots are the same, Echo Sushi will seriously challenge your belief system when it comes to rice and raw fish. It is surprisingly rare to find an establishment that seems to focus just as much on the feeling of the space as on its food, but Echo has struck a balance with ...

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Autumn calls for a seasonal smoothie

By Madison Rutherford This smoothie serves as a refreshing transition from summer to fall, as it has autumnal ingredients like pumpkin pie spice and summertime staples like bananas, strawberries and avocado. It may sound a little unorthodox, but trust us – it’s delicious!   Since September in Arizona doesn’t really feel like fall at all, this is a great alternative to a piping hot pumpkin spice latte – it’s ...

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Classy Crafts

4 easy DIY school supplies to make at home   By Madison Rutherford The smell of fresh pink erasers and clean white binder paper is in the air, which can only mean one thing – the first day of school is fast approaching. While you may have to hit Staples or Target for standard stuff like highlighters and pencils, there are plenty of supplies you can make at home for cheap. These four personalized DIY id ...

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Autumn Aesthetic 5 interior design tips for your home this fall

By Lynette Carrington Cooler temperatures are right around the corner as we simmer into the fall months. Making some easy and inexpensive design adjustments to your home can put you in the fall mood and bring a festive atmosphere to your living space. Certified home stager and redesigner Lori Kinsale of Clean Lines Staging in Anthem has developed five fun ideas to incorporate fall color, décor and design in ...

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Pet Project

Animals can get the ultimate “spaw” experience at The Groomery by PetSmart Special to 85085 An upscale, full-service pet grooming salon is coming to Anthem on September 8. The Groomery by PetSmart is a new, innovative store concept focused exclusively on providing pet grooming services such as baths, haircuts, blow-outs, paw maintenance and de-shedding treatments. The Groomery also offers pampering “spaw” s ...

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A Cool Business

AZ Perfect Comfort offers a wide range of HVAC systems and services AZ Perfect Comfort is a full-service air conditioning and heating company that installs and services a wide range of climate control and related systems including central air conditioners and heat pumps, water heaters, air purifiers, air cleaners, humidifiers, ventilators and other indoor air quality systems. The husband and wife team of Jo ...

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A Tale of Two Galleries

Studio West and MudPie make art accessible to all   The Valley of the Sun has a rich history of making local artistry accessible to the masses, from Southwestern desert paintings and Zuni pottery to Hopi textiles and Spanish tinwork. But isn’t it just as important for Arizonans to have accessibility to worldly works – Old Masters, Impressionism, Asian Art, contemporary, abstract – or connect with art w ...

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Home, Safe

New law lets sexual assault victims break their lease By Judge Gerald A. Williams Under previously existing Arizona landlord and tenant law, victims of domestic violence could break their lease. Thanks to a new law, which went into effect on August 3, 2018, sexual assault victims can now do so as well.   The bipartisan legislation was adopted in response to a woman who was attacked by a neighbor.  She was u ...

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