Arizona

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Panoramic views, absolute privacy, the ultimate in exclusivity—there’s just something about the penthouse life that never goes out of style. Here are five incredible penthouses on the market right now. 

132 N. SWALL DRIVE, PH#2 

Set in a brand new, contemporary four-story luxury condominium in one of L.A.’s trendiest locations, Penthouse #2 is represented by James Harris and David Parnes and features an airy 2,575-square-foot floor plan that spans two levels and offers three bedrooms and three baths. On the main level, find a minimalistic white Calacatta Blanco marble-clad chef’s kitchen with Miele appliances, Herringbone-patterned wood floors and an eat-in five-seat bar. The kitchen opens to the living room, which centers on a gas-powered


Though summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school, there are still plenty of opportunities for grown-ups to savor the season. From fun runs for a cause to cool cooking classes, here are three of our favorite end-of-summer activities in Arizona. 

COOKING CLASSES - Before autumn rolls in, book a course to beef up your kitchen skills. Scottsdale’s Sweet Basil Academy offers several September courses focusing on a range of genres, from spicy Southwest fare to sweet cookies and hearty traditional Irish meals. If you’re more in the mood for a laid-back evening of culinary education, check out the Classic Cooking Academy in Scottsdale’s Five Course Wine on Friday evenings from 5pm to 7:30pm—this experience is led by chefs and sommeliers, who


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Arizona.

CATCH CONCERTS HERE - Haven’t gotten your summer concert fix? Not to worry, the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix has a host of cool concerts coming up this fall. Catch Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer on September 10, rock legend Eric Clapton on September 14 and London-born band Mumford & Sons September 16. 

GET A TASTE OF ARIZONA HERE - On Saturday, September 21, head to Mesa’s Riverview Park for the popular Arizona Margarita, Mojito, Craft Beer, and Food Truck Festival. The event runs from 10am to 4pm and will offer over 40 tasting stations featuring handcrafted margaritas, mojitos, craft beers, wines and spirits. And get this—your $25


A memorable day calls for a stellar venue, and these five spots in Arizona promise to make any desert wedding bloom. Whether you and your partner are drawn to secret gardens, a romantic ranch or a red rocks backdrop, Arizona has something for every couple. 

WINDMILL WINERY - Natural beauty abounds at Windmill Winery in Phoenix, which is known for its Zinfandels and cabernets as well as its gorgeous ceremony and reception spaces, which include a 100-year-old barn and Hamptons-style lake house. The 5,000-square-foot Big Barn offers a cozy, Western vibe, while the lake house is a peaceful waterfront venue with a pier perfect for trading vows and toasting with cocktails. 

SECRET GARDEN - Set on 300 acres at the base of South Mountain in Phoenix, the Secret


Keeping our lives and homes organized is truly a never-ending challenge—but there are ways to make the task slightly less daunting. In addition to providing a sense of calm, an uncluttered space lets your home’s unique design and decor features shine and architectural elements breathe. Here, we spotlight six tips to maintain a tidy home (and a peaceful mind) from organizing experts. 

START WITH THE STRESSORS - While it can be tough, starting with the areas of your home that give you the most anxiety is a surefire way to kickstart the cleanout process. Whether it's your bedroom closet, garage, kitchen, or junk drawer, count down from three and jump in—the result will be worth the momentary unease. 

LEARN THE ART OF FOLDING - A well-constructed fold can


With nearly perennial summer weather—we’re talking average temps above 70 degrees 10 months out of the year—Arizona provides the perfect setting for outdoor entertaining. So, from pools to fire pits, we’ve spotlighted five ways to bring your outdoor spaces to the next level.   

Add a Pool - A cool body of water will appeal to anyone under Arizona’s hot summer (and spring and fall) sun—and who says the pool can’t be a stylish focal point too? Take a cue from 10814 East Heritage Court, which boasts a truly picturesque pool—complete with built-in lounges—that is beautiful and highly functional all at once. 

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- Don’t underestimate how much of a game-changer a bit of mist can be—the subtle cooling effect can make even the highest heats a


From picture-perfect pool games to fantastic fresh cocktails, there’s an art to throwing a solid summer BBQ. No matter what kind of fête is on the calendar, here are some pointers to help make your next summer party an affair to remember. 

Let The Games Begin - Get some friendly competition going with a game of pool volleyball or basketball—set up nets over the shallow end and grab a light beach ball, or get serious with a slightly soft volleyball. Entice guests to hop in the pool by adding a variety of fun inflatables, from a sprinkled donut to a melting ice cream cone, these photogenic floats are Instagram worthy and sure to get folks in the mood for a summertime splash.  

Take it To The Lawn - Staying on dry land can be fun too, especially if there’s a


Getting fit in the Grand Canyon state has never been more exhilarating. Full of beautiful natural playgrounds, from pulse-pumping bike rides to more leisurely, scenic hikes, this region is made for athletes of all levels and abilities. Here, we spotlight six spots that will get in top form for all kinds of Arizona adventures. 

BODI - This Scottsdale studio offers high-intensity group workouts that mix strength training and cardio in varying degrees for maximum impact (try the Sweat class for more cardio and the Strength for more weights). Mix it up with a 45-minute boxing class or sign up for Stadium Stairs, a free class every Sunday that takes participants through their paces at Saguaro High School. Just want to stretch? Bodi has a class for that, too. 


So Scottsdale! magazine’s annual “The Man Issue” hits the stands every June celebrating 20 men “working in style” in the picturesque desert city. This year’s edition celebrated four of The Agency Arizona’s own—Luis Gonzalez, Raul Siqueiros, Jack Luciano and Jim Cavanaugh—all innovators and top producers in the Arizona real estate market. The Business Class 2019 feature honors men who embody both business acumen and sophisticated style across a variety of industries. So what made the agents from The Agency’s desert dream team stand out among the crowd?

LUIS GONZALEZ - “Being cognizant of the fact that a real estate purchase is often the biggest investment an individual will make in their lifetime, I take great pride in helping my clients gracefully navigate


When it comes to making memories, the Grand Canyon State truly delivers. From immersive avant-garde artwork to pulse-pounding water adventures, these five Arizona experiences will make for one unforgettable summer.

WONDERSPACES - Situated within Scottsdale Fashion Square, Wonderspaces—a sprawling 16,000-square-foot show space—has recently unveiled Point of View, a range of fascinating (and photogenic) works by 13 artists from around the globe. Visitors of all ages can take in creations like Submergence, an immersive installation comprised of more than 8,000 individual points of light that continually change color in coordination with music; and Blooms, which centers on highly-detailed 3D-printed sculptures that appear to animate under a carefully timed