The Desert Baroness celebrates her heritage with a schnitzel recipe

 Oktoberfest  The Desert Baroness celebrates her heritage with a schnitzel recipe.  By Lydia O’Connor As much as I look forward to celebrating Halloween in October, I also can’t wait for Oktoberfest to begin! It starts as early as mid-September and runs through mid-October here in Arizona. If you’ve never been to an Oktoberfest, it should be on your bucket list. The food, the music, the traditional costumes ...

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The Desert Baroness takes inspiration from a local restaurant to create a delightful artisan cheese board.

Appetizing App The Desert Baroness takes inspiration from a local restaurant to create a delightful artisan cheese board. By: Lydia O' Connor Have you ever been to a restaurant and ordered something so good that you told yourself that you just had to try to make that something at home? It happens to me––a lot. I love exploring new restaurants and trying different items on the menu that are new to me and hav ...

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The opening of American Girl is a cause for celebration.

A Special Store The opening of American Girl is a cause for celebration. By Kimberly Hufford Photo by Heidi Lea Photography      Aug. 22 was a very special day for thousands of girls and moms all over the Valley. The American Girl brand, whose dolls are one of our most requested party themes, opened its first Arizona store in Scottsdale. In honor of the grand opening, we celebrated with this fun setup.     ...

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How to plan a happening soiree for the littles.

  Rock Your Child’s Birthday Bash How to plan a happening soiree for the littles. By Jamila Watson   It’s September and school is in full swing and that means birthday party season is here!  Not only will your child be invited to multiple birthday parties, but also you may need to plan your very own birthday bash for your child. Here are a few easy steps to create a fun birthday soiree for your ch ...

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Trend Alert: Mid-Century Modern

Trend Alert: Mid-Century Modern From gold fixtures to wallpaper, everything old is eventually new again in home design, including the mid-century modern aesthetic. Get the retro-inspired look without going overboard at one of these Valley stores. Copenhagen  1701 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale copenhagenliving.com Design Within Reach 4821 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale dwr.com Modern Manor 716 W. Hazelwood St. ...

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Water 4 Kids International sets out to provide access to safe water.

A Wealth of Water Water 4 Kids International sets out to provide access to safe water. Article by Ivana Pacion   Life in our desert inspires an appreciation for water! You certainly know how vital water is to your everyday activities and can imagine how essential it is to the world, communities, and every individual. A beautiful movement is taking place in the hearts and minds of today’s generation. Th ...

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Party planner extraordinaire Jamila Watson on the five wedding trends for 2015

Wedding Trends Party planner extraordinaire Jamila Watson on the five wedding trends for 2015 Photos by Kourtney Marie Photography   With many newly engaged couples starting their planning process, knowing what’s new in weddings should be the first step! Here are five new wedding trends to look out for—they’ll amaze you and your guests and make your day extra-special! Wedding Tattoo Temporary wedding t ...

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Al Fresco Entertaining: Tips to create a wonderful atmosphere for your guests.

 Al Fresco Entertaining Tips to create a wonderful atmosphere for your guests.   The Arizona desert is a beautiful backdrop for any event, from a formal dinner party to a simple gathering of friends. With gorgeous fall weather quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to start planning an outdoor event.   PREPARE   The first step is to prepare your space. Since the event is outdoors, ensu ...

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Heartfelt Crafts: Showcase your summer treasures.

Heartfelt Crafts Showcase your summer treasures. Like many Arizonans, we take a yearly trip to the beach to escape the heat. I love walking along the shore with my girls and collecting treasures with them. Over the years, these treasures have become collections of shells, postcards, stickers, photo booth snapshots, and other random things they hold dear to their hearts. One fun way to reduce the clutter the ...

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