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It’s a new year and a new decade—now is the perfect moment to refresh your space. 

Here are a few looks that are gathering momentum for 2020, culled from a range of trend-setting sources, from design fairs and fashion runways to Pinterest and beyond. Happy (re)decorating, Arizona

Pretty in Pink
2020 looks to still be taking cues from 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year—warm variations of pink continue to find their way into interior designs, from blush and millennial pink to rose gold and light pink shades, which can even serve as a room’s neutral tone.

Bold, Geometric Patterns
Eye-catching geometric patterns have had a strong presence in the fashion realm, and are now making a foray into modern décor and furniture. Clean lines and bolder geometric patterns can


Not even sunny Arizona is immune to winter. Now is a time when the dipping temps and post-holiday season stress can lead to colds, flus and fatigue. Here, we highlight three ways to stay in top form —and keep your home a healthful sanctuary—all winter long.

Add a Sauna or Steam Shower - Consider bringing the benefits of a spa-grade sauna and steam room home. In addition to helping relax cold-weather tensed muscles, a great steam shower or sauna can help alleviate feelings of stress and increase detoxification through sweat. 

Try a Light Therapy Lamp - In the winter, we get less exposure to direct sunlight, which tells our bodies to produce less vitamin D. Lower levels of vitamin D can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression. Speak with your doctor


While Arizona may not get the wintery temps other regions experience—you win, Park City—the season still brings cooler days with fewer hours of sunshine. So why not make home the coziest, happiest place to be? Here, we spotlight decor tips to keep your Arizona home welcoming and stylish all “winter” long. 

Put On (or Bring in) a Fire
There are few things that can make a home feel cozier than lighting a fire in the fireplace. Studies have shown that the multisensory experience of being fireside decreases blood pressure, encourages relaxation and even promotes sociability. If your home is hearthless, a gas fireplace or portable electric fireplace can be brought in, both of which bring heat and relaxation with minimal clean-up.

Deck the Front Door
Mark the


Whether you’re drawn to high-energy dance parties or chef-prepared dinners and dancing, Arizona has plenty of options to help you usher in the New Year in absolute style and comfort. 

The Phoenix Symphony 
Take in Strauss waltzes, seasonal favorites and Broadway tunes at The Phoenix Symphony New Year’s Eve concert, an always in-demand event. The two-hour concert kicks off at 7pm and includes a complimentary glass of Champagne—we’ll toast to that. 

Noon Year's Eve at Phoenix Zoo
Need a family-friendly event? Make it an early night and celebrate 2020 from 9am to noon at the Phoenix Zoo. Their "Noon Year's Eve” bash includes tons of snow (with a special section made for toddlers), dancing, bounce houses, music, games and prizes—all of which are included with


It’s the season for making, sharing and enjoying delicious drinks, cool cocktails and flavorful mocktails. Here, five of The Agency’s own from the Arizona office share their go-to holiday beverage recipes, perfect for warming up wintery nights. 

Abbie Knowles’ Winter Bourbon Smash
- 1/2 cup ice (plus more for serving)
- 2 Tbsp preserves or jam of choice (Raspberry is the best)
- 2 Tbsp bourbon
- 1 Tbsp triple sec
- 2-3 Tbsp orange juice
- Orange segments
- A splash of club soda 

To make, add ice, preserves, bourbon, triple sec and orange juice to a shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour into serving glass with a few ice cubes and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with orange slices and enjoy. Take it from Abbie Knowles, this “smash” will surely win

Yes, you can win at gift-giving. It’s all about getting creative and staying true to the individual’s interests. Here, we spotlight seven locally-inspired gift ideas that promise to be very well received, from picture-perfect hot air balloon rides to expert-led golf lessons and relaxing spa days. 

CONCERT TICKETS - It’s true that great memories are the best gifts—so tickets to a fun concert are a true win for all kinds of music fans. In 2020, there are a number of must-see performances, from Pink Floyd’s Laser Spectacular at Tempe’s Marquee Theater to Nada Suf at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix. 

BERRIDGE NURSERIES - Known for their extensive inventory of roses year-round, this nursery on East Camelback Road in Phoenix also stocks a range of ornamental


EAT HERE
- For top tier seafood and steaks, opt for Ocean44. Dig into organic and gluten-free fare on the patio at Farm & Craft or splurge on a banana split at the Sugar Bowl, a beloved ice cream parlor/diner/arcade that first opened in 1958. Located in a restored building Positano offers chic vibes, great wine and fresh, modern Italian-inspired dishes—think bruschetta with bacon, burrata and arugula, and meatballs with goat cheese. Take in The Mission’s Himalayan salt block wall by candlelight or take a seat by the fire pit on the patio—either way, the Latin cuisine will taste amazing. Sumo Maya’s stylish, ultra-cool Mexican-Asian fusion menu is not to be missed; be sure to try the “al pastor” pad thai and “Sake-It-To-Me Tini” with vodka, sake and


Don’t enjoy the epic Thanksgiving meal prep? Not interested in hosting? No problem. There are many ways to celebrate the holiday—including making a reservation or grabbing amazing takeout. Here, we spotlight some fresh ways to mark this special holiday in and around Scottsdale. 

AJ’s Fine Foods - Make this year’s holiday meal a true no-fail—call in chef-prepared dishes from AJ’s Fine Foods. Pick up a fully cooked spread that feeds six to 10 people at one of their locations (they’re in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler and Mesa). Want to mix up the meat offering? Choose ham, pork roast, ribeye, or leg of lamb. And take comfort in the side dishes, too—they’re all crowd-pleasers, from the scalloped potatoes to the green beans almandine. Just heat, serve


The Thanksgiving holiday is a few weeks away—and whether you’re a seasoned host or a total newbie, these tips will help you have a holiday meal that is memorable and (maybe, somewhat) stress-free.

Greet Guests with a Self-Serve Bar - Stock a table or desk with all the home bar essentials— seltzers, wine, beer and a spill-resistant spigoted jug with a cider or mixed drink—and let guests serve themselves when they arrive. This breaks the ice a bit, allows for attendees to settle in and it makes serving drinks one less thing you have to do. 

Never Turn Down Help - Thanksgiving is often a potluck event, so why not lean into it? Online magazine The Kitchn advises first-time hosts to let friends and family bring substantial side dishes, desserts and beverages.


Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential design, the Norman Lykes’ House at 6836 N. 36th Street—which was represented by Jack Luciano, Raul Siqueiros and Roxanne Johnson—sold for $1,677,500 at a live, public auction held in Phoenix by Heritage Auctions last month. 

The auction took place inside the iconic, 3,095-square-foot, curvilinear, two-story home. Bidding opened at $750,000 and the response from the 19 registered bidders on-site was swift. Offers quickly jumped to $1.5 million before the hammer came down at $1.67 million. 

“It’s one of only 14 circular homes Wright designed,” Jack told Mansion Global prior to the sale. “And it’s only had two owners, which is unheard of with Frank Lloyd Wright homes.”

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