Save The Date

The Independent Woman Luncheon has become one of the premier philanthropic events in the Valley, celebrating the contributions of creative, successful women as they support the arts and educational programming at Phoenix Art Museum. In years past, the event has featured high profile speakers like interior design legend Alexa Hampton, HGTV star Sarah Richardson and tastemaker Carolyne Roehm.

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Design

It’s a common tale told by homeowners living in areas punctuated by dramatic terrain. When asked what drove the decision to purchase a particular property, they respond “the views.” And that is just what happened when a couple checked out this residence in 2012. In the market for a larger second home and nature lovers, they were immediately captivated by the lot’s expansive views of Camelback and Mummy Mountains.

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Design

Dara Caponigro knows her interiors. Serving as the former editor-in-chief of Veranda, and the decorating editor at Domino, she now works as the creative director of Schumacher, bringing her keen eye for design to the wallpaper space. Here, she gives us fresh ways to add a dose of wallpaper to your own home, whether it’s a pop of color in an unexpected spot, or a graphic statement on a solo wall, wallpaper is the perfect way to add a playful element to any space. The dozen wallpapers pictured below are available through your interior designer at Schumacher. Visit www.fschumacher.com

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At Home

Their 11,500-square-foot home, Sterling Ridge, reaches out to the desert, welcomes it inside — unlike many of the luxurious but fortress-like neighboring homes at Desert Mountain, one of the premiere luxury communities of North Scottsdale. 

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At Home

Dexter and Cher Hewett’s Oahu home connects them with the sea, sand and surfers.

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Shop Talk

When entertaining, it’s all about the details. Whether you’re planning a holiday celebration, formal dinner party or casual breakfast buffet your table sets the tone. So if you lean toward the contemporary, emulate the classic style or prefer a rustic look there are serving pieces, stemware and place settings to enhance your presentation. An added bonus: a well-dressed table will distract your company from your culinary shortcomings. Here are a dozen of our favorites.

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Kitchen Favorites

Creating a perfect kitchen doesn’t happen by chance. Understanding the homeowner’s lifestyle, how the kitchen is to be used and selecting the overall design are just beginning steps in the planning process. Over the last two years AZL has showcased dozens of homes designed by talented local experts. In reviewing our readers responses, in alphabetical order, here are the top six favorites. Each kitchen expresses the style and character of the home as well as the wishes of their owners.

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Pacific Lodgings

Cabo San Lucas, a city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, is among Mexico’s most colorful and popular tourist destinations. With its ocean backdrop, vibrant marine life, powdery beaches, dramatic waves and coastline studded with lavish resorts and tony timeshares, the city beckons scuba divers, snorkelers, boaters, fishing enthusiasts and other revelers looking for immersion in la buena vida. Thanks to temperate climes and its close proximity to the West Coast—about two and a half hours by plane from Los Angeles and Phoenix—the city has become a favorite vacation destination for Americans and others in search of sun, fun and relaxation. So popular is Cabo that many people have invested in second homes there.

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