Found 29 blog entries about Arizona.

Sir Richard Branson, the business magnate behind the world’s first space tourism program, is at it again—only this time he intends on sending travelers in the opposite direction.

For his latest endeavor, the Virgin Airlines founder partnered with a global network of researchers, philanthropists, and artists to turn an abandoned WWII naval ship off the British Virgin Islands into one of the most unique dive sites in the world.

Under Branson and his team’s guidance, the “Kodiak Queen”—one of only five ships believed to have survived the attack on Pearl Harbor—escaped demolition and has literally been sunk to glory, transformed into an underwater art installation and wildlife habitat dubbed Project YOKO BVI Art Reef.

The eco-dive and ocean

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It’s that time again—Coachella 2017 is upon us, and along with headlining sets by Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar, this year’s festival is shaping up to be one of the classiest yet. Gone are the days of mediocre festival food and rickety tent camping: 2017 offers a whole new kind of experience for music lovers with a taste for the finer things in life. From four-course farm-to-table dinners helmed by celebrated chefs to air conditioned Yurts with nightly turndown service, here’s The Agency’s guide to an ultra-luxe Coachella experience.

DINE IN STYLE → The beloved traveling farm-to-table dinner series, Outstanding in the Field, returns to Coachella for its fourth year with a lineup of celebrated chefs like Neal Fraser, Jamie Bissonnette and

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Midtown Phoenix was the place to be for The Agency’s Arizona Office VIP Broker’s Open of Edison Midtown Condos by Deco Communities. The movers and shakers of Central Phoenix real estate gathered under twinkling bistro lights for a twilight cocktail hour that included music by DJ Rani G. Guests perused the sales center and admired the hip neighborhood  while enjoying delicious bites by award-winning Chef Walter Sterling of Ocotillo Restaurant—one of Midtown Phoenix’s hottest new restaurants.

Just steps from the Phoenix Art Museum, Edison Midtown is a brand new 110-unit development located in the heart of Central Phoenix. Fueled by equal parts imagination and innovation, the seven-story residential building is currently under construction with

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The Agency officially launched its Arizona location last week. The office, located in Scottsdale, will be led by prominent Valley real estate agents Raul Siqueiros, Raquel Barbey, Jack Luciano and Roxanne Johnson. 

Guests mingled and mixed during the launch party at a private studio in Scottsdale, enjoying cocktails, sushi by RA Sushi and a special tasting of Coco 21. Sounds by DJ Rani G, gorgeous florals by A Rosebush and an Agency floral wall by Lotus Creative completed the evening.

The Agency looks forward to being a vibrant part of the greater Phoenix community. The Agency is currently representing four high-profile new luxury development projects in the Valley including ENVY Residences, Edison Midtown and Inspire Downtown Scottsdale by

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Beverly Hills-based billion-dollar real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency, has announced the opening of a new Arizona office.

The office, located in Scottsdale, is the company’s 9th office location worldwide. The Agency has partnered with four of the Valley’s top luxury real estate agents to open the new firm, which will specialize in luxury homes, new development, resort real estate, residential leasing and luxury vacation rentals.

The Arizona office will be led by prominent Valley real estate agents Raul Siqueiros, Raquel Barbey, Jack Luciano and Roxanne Johnson, a top-performing team with extensive experience in luxury real estate. An affiliate of London-based Savills a leading global real estate firm, The Agency has closed

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The 2017 Genesis Open may have been delayed by L.A.'s rather rainy winter, but the weather didn't stand in the way of a terrific ending to the tournament. The world's best golfers competed at the Riviera Country Club, with only one taking home the trophy. 

The play came to a close on Sunday, February 19, when The Agency hosted the VIP lounge, The Backlot, where guests mingled and enjoyed views of the 18th hole. Guests toasted with signature Bloody Marys, nibbled on brunch bites, danced to the house DJ and enjoyed the chic setting created by Calamigos Ranch.

The Agency's CEO Mauricio Umansky also competed alongside Ernie Els in the Pro-Am tournament this past Wednesday. The final round closed with Dustin Johnson ultimately capturing the trophy,

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“Waste not, want not” seems a fitting proverb for Michelin-starred chef Dan Barber’s latest endeavor: a pop-up restaurant that turns food waste into haute cuisine. Using leftover and discarded ingredients like bruised produce, stale bread, and fish heads, the restaurant, located on the roof of Selfridges department store in London, is part of a larger movement in the culinary world to inspire diners and chefs alike to rethink the way they view food waste and reimagine what a meal can be.

Starting this month, Barber will take a break from his New York restaurants Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns and join forces with local farmers, fishermen, and suppliers on the other side of the pond to craft inventive shared plates from the odds and ends

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Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your February.

DON'T MISS → Modernism Week in Palm Springs, one of the most popular events of the year. Running Feb. 16-26, enjoy many different events like double decker bus architectural tours, midcentury modernism shows, art shows, educational events, lectures, parties, and much more. This year's celebration will include more than 100 featured events, including our top picks: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 and O'Donnell Home 1 Tour, Desert X Exhibition Preview with Artist Panel, Finishing Touches First Look: The Christopher Kennedy Compound, Cocktails at Tiffany's, and Beyond "Poolside Gossip". 

DRINK HERE → Greenbar Distillery hosts weekly cocktail classes throughout the

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With Super Bowl XLIX and the Phoenix Open coming to Arizona January 29 - February 1, sports fans have a rare opportunity to attend two world-class events in one stellar weekend, and it can all be enjoyed through Beck & Score’s exclusive Super Bowl/Phoenix Open offerings.

Starting at $15 k for single-occupancy and double-occupancy packages, your four day experience can be customized to fit your party’s specific needs. Not only will members be provided with premiere seating and luxury lodging but they will also gain access to private golf courses and invites to the best parties in town. Watch the Phoenix Open from a luxury suite overlooking the famed 16th green followed by seats at the Super Bowl that range from Lower Level Endzone to Club Level on

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