Let’s Take This Outside!

With nearly perfect outdoor weather year-round, many Arizonans enjoying spending time relaxing in their backyards—which means creating a welcoming, styled space is essential.

Inspired To Greatness

 Amy Barro  Barro’s Pizza  Amy Barro is the corporate vice president for Barro’s Pizza and a half-time reading specialist at Ashland Ranch Elementary. Amy moved with her husband and two sons to Chandler in 1998 because they fell in love with the Ocotillo area, the school system, and the family-friendly atmosphere. Her sons are grown, but the couple still lives…

Mom and Daughter Spend Time Together, Serve the Community

When one of Olivia Mulford’s friends asked the teen and her mom, Gina Mulford, to join National Charity League (NCL) last year, the two readily agreed, joining the NCL San Tan Chapter in 2018, when Olivia was in the eighth grade.

Leader in Assists

In her storied career in the Valley, Diana Taurasi has won three WNBA championships (2007, 2009, 2014), one WNBA Most Valuable Player Award (2009), two WNBA Finals MVP Awards (2009, 2014), four Olympic gold medals, (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), five scoring titles (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2004) and three FIBA World Cups…

November 2019 Around Town

Seventh Annual Kustom Karz for K9z and Katz Kar Show Join in the fun on Sat., Dec., 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Downtown Ocotillo. The event honors veterans and features a full Honor Guard; a live performance of the National Anthem; food; drawings; a live remote from 88.7FM THE PULSE with Frank from Wrench Nation; a trophy presentation by Chandler’s own Jack … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving, Chandler!

As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day … Continued

The Music and The Message

Part concert, part message of hope, national safety advocate Elizabeth Smart spoke at Mesa Arts Center on Sept. 28. Proceeds went to Childhelp and Operation Underground Railroad, organizations fighting child abuse/trafficking. The event was sponsored by Rosevelt Sings. The finale, O America, was sung by the Chandler Children’s Choir. 

Chandler Lifestyle’s Celebration Reunion With The Men and Women of Chandler

Chandler Lifestyle magazine held a Celebration Reunion with the Men and Women of Chandler at Gila River Hotels & Casinos—Wild Horse Pass. The Men and Women of Chandler from the past three classes joined together for an evening of mingling, music and raffle prizes. The event sponsor and host was Gila River Hotels & Casinos. Photography … Continued

18th Annual Chandler Chamber Golf Tournament

The 18th Annual Chandler Chamber Golf Tournament was held at Ocotillo Golf Club. Golfers enjoyed breakfast, raffles, contests, prizes, lunch, and of course, golf. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarships.

The Power of Play

Seeing kids romp and frolic with pals on grassy fields appears to be an ordinary component of childhood.

Recipes From Our Readers

 Butternut Squash & Bacon Casserole   3 lbs. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes   3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 3 Tbsp. fresh sage leaves, minced  1 red onion, chopped

Chandler Lifestyle

This custom cocktail was created by Killian Buschtetz at Cuisine & Wine Bistro. Stop by the restaurant's Chandler location, 4991 S. Alma School Road, to sip it while enjoying the restaurant's homemade French cuisine, or use the recipe below to prepare and enjoy it at home. CuisineAndWineBistro.com

Food, Glorious Food

Are you hungry, Chandler? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: The Foodie Issue! We spent the last few months scouring the streets in search of delicious stories, and we found more than enough material to fill these pages. While we don’t … Continued

Let the Good Times Roll!

You don’t have to go all the way to New Orleans for a taste of Mardi Gras! Make plans to stay in town and attend this fall’s Dancing with Dignity 2019gala,presented by the Dignity Health Foundation-East Valley. 

October 2019 Around Town

Join the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Young Orthodontics On Oct. 24th at 4 p.m., celebrate with Dr. Aubrey Young and her team with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Young Orthodontics, 1055 W. Queen Creek Road, Ste. 5. Dr. Young is passionate about orthodontics and helping people feel confident about their smiles and overall health, … Continued

Buena Vista at Chandler’s Grand Opening

On Sept. 5, Chandler elected officials and members of the community gathered at Buena Vista at Chandler, a new 50,000-square-foot drug and alcohol recovery campus, for its grand opening and ribbon-cutting. Buena Vista at Chandler is among the only campuses of its kind with a board-certified Addictionologist on staff, a nutritional partner (Sunfare), primary care services on-site, and … Continued

Desert Car Care of Chandler’s 8th Annual Back to School Teacher Appreciation Event 

Desert Car Care of Chandler’s 8th Annual Back to School Teacher Appreciation Event was held Aug. 17 at 95 N. Dobson Road. Teachers who brought their school ID received a complimentary oil change, which included full synthetic oil and filter, and 15-point safety evaluation test. For more information about Desert Car Care, visit DesertCarCare.com.  

Food City’s 5th Annual Cake Decorating Competition

On Aug. 23, Food City bakery artists' skills were put to the test at this Food Network-style event, held at the Food City supermarket on Arizona Avenue and Ray Road. The winning cake design will be offered to customers later this year, and will become part of the cake line that Food City bakeries feature. ​

RAD Bowl-a-thon

Chandler Recreation rolled into Chandler AMF Lanes, alongside friends from Recreation and Athletics for Individuals with Disabilities for a morning of fun, food and games. It was the perfect way to strike up some fun (and friendly competition) with friends. Together they raised $5,000 to support free bowling opportunities for nearly 100 disabled bowlers. Photos Courtesy of RAD

Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse Event

Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse is a  traditional Brazilian steakhouse where diners are dazzled with 16 exceptional cuts of meat, including decadent filet mignon and Tomahawk cuts. It recently celebrated its Grand Opening with a preview dinner. Galeto offers a traditional churrasco experience, where prized cuts of meat are presented to each diner with a choice of cut … Continued

Bring on the Bubbles

 Andrew McCreery, CS CSW, knows a good glass of wine.  “There’s so much in a glass of wine,” he shares. “There’s the history, who bottled it, who made it, where it’s from… so many things can be expressed in a single glass.”  While champagne and sparkling wine are used almost interchangeably, Champagne technically only comes from the Champagne region of…

A Chef’s Playground

Ryan Swanson, head chef of Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, was inspired to become a chef after watching a documentary on Chef Marco Pierre White in the ’90s. Fast-forward to today, and he continues to make culinary waves at Kai Restaurant.

Life in the Sweet Zone

Ask L.T. Smith whether his current job as the head pastry chef at Tempe Public Market Café shares similarities with his former life as a football player and he enthusiastically spouts off a list.

Taste of Success

When restaurateurs talk about why they opened their businesses, many have a glossy story about following a passion for food or life-long dream to helm a high-profile kitchen.

Strength, Comfort, Style

Chandler’s fashion industry may still be fledgling, but there are talented designers making their mark locally and in the Valley. Two of these designers are Jummy Salami and Joy Li. They have different vibes, but share common goals to make comfortable, durable clothing bursting with style and versatility.

Pretty Little Pieces

She had a successful career working for high-profile companies like IBM and Xerox, but when Julia Winter wanted to expand her family, she sought a profession that would allow her flexibility, income and relief from the constant traveling that, for years, her job required.

Your Most Confident Look Yet!

Artful Tailoring (ArtfulTailoring.com) is a premier custom clothier in Phoenix and Chandler, specializing in custom items for men and women, as well as alternations. It also offers bespoke suits, which are made using the 200-year-old methods from the famed Savile Row Tailors and take 80 hours to complete.

Soak-tacular

Chandler Parks & Recreation Camps closed out summer with a Soak-tacular party. From an adrenaline-pumping water maze and life-sized slip n’ slide to splashy sprinklers, it was the perfect way to cool down and wish friends farewell. Photos Courtesy of Sealy Media

September 2019 Around Town

Sibley’s West Wins Prize Package Local Chandler small business Sibley’s West won a grand prize package in the Small Business Boost contest hosted by Cox Business, 3TV and the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA). Sibley’s West was among the top 12 businesses who secured the most online votes from the public and advanced to the final … Continued

Health and Fashion

It was an honor and privilege to sit down and interview Howie Mandel, who is featuring on this month’s cover. Not only have I watched him perform many times throughout the years—both on TV and in person at his comedy shows—but because of the message he was sharing. Heart health is so important. Take a … Continued

7th Annual Operation Back to School Chandler

The City of Chandler partnered with For Our City-Chandler to host a collaborative back-to-school drive for Chandler students in need. During the event, K-12 students received backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as shoes, socks and underwear. Haircuts were available, too. And, in addition to school supplies, there was a community resources fair in the gym for … Continued

Providence High School Ribbon Cutting

Providence High School celebrated its grand opening with a Chandler Chamber ribbon cutting. The school is a tuition-free charter school located at 2200 N. Arizona Ave., Ste 18, Chandler, AZ 85225.

El Dorado High School’s Celebration

El Dorado High School celebrated its new location at 3000 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85224, and its 20th year of education in its beautiful, brand new school!

Renovation Transforms Dated Kitchen Into a Beautiful Space

Thanks to the hard work and expert advice from Chandler Interior Designer Dena Thomas, a local family is enjoying their newly renovated and modern-looking kitchen and breakfast nook.

Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel has visited the Valley many times throughout the years. The popular comedian, actor and television host was the headliner at the Arizona State Fair for many years and performed at Celebrity Theatre, amongst others, but he and his wife enjoy visiting spas in town, as well.

Looks for the Links

As the weather cools down it’s the perfect time to hit the golf course. Do so in style with these fashionable looks, found and photographed at Hornacek’s Golf in Chandler (HornaceksGolf.com; 480.802.5555).

A Dog’s Life

 Two Pups Wellness Fund  Two Pups Wellness Fund recently launched Grown Pups for Grown Ups to address issues that may prevent older dogs housed at Maricopa County Care and Control from being adopted. They provide funding for wellness blood tests, treatment for some diseases, adoption fees and behavioral training. They also support community awareness and events to help older pups…

Color Us Happy!

“Crayola Experience is an immersive, larger-than-life, creative adventure that we can't wait to share with both locals and tourists," says Crayola CEO Smith Holland. "We hope to inspire countless kids and help create colorful family memories that will last a lifetime."

On Pointe

When Malorie Lundgren was 2-years-old, her mom enrolled her in a dance class where she learned ballet, tap and jazz.

What to Tell Your Kids About Water Safety

As a part of the City of Chandler’s new #WaterYouDoing campaign, we’ve created a short, three-question quiz you can ask your kids to get the conversation started.

For the Love of Kids and Pets

For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued

You’re Bacon Me Crazy Brunch Crawl

The Downtown Chandler You’re Bacon Me Crazy Brunch Crawl was held on June 9, and was a celebration of the tastiest bites in town. There were 400 attendees at the self-guided crawl, which included Las Palmas, Crust, Bourbon Jacks, SanTan Brewery, West Alley BBQ, The Local Chandler, Murphy’s Law and FLIX Brewhouse. 

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

The City of Chandler celebrated America's heritage at this traditional fireworks show on July 4th at Tumbleweed Park. In addition to the fireworks show, there was musical entertainment, interactive activities and giveaways, as food and drink vendors were on-site, as well.

August 2019 Around Town

Woofstock Puparazzi Photo Contest Ends – October 4 Stop, sit and selfie! It’s time for Woofstock’s 2nd Annual Puparazzi photo contest. If your VIP (very important pooch) has “star quality” than send in your photos. Get creative and show them what makes your four-legged friend adorable, and you could win paw-some prizes. Creativity, quality and originality are … Continued

Movie Under the Stars

The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership celebrated the first day of summer with a Movie Under the Stars. This free, family-friendly event was held at Dr. AJ Chandler Park West, and featured a showing of Wreck-It Ralph. FLIX Brewhouse Chandler provided free popcorn, and other treats from Paletas Betty, Dough Licious Desserts, and Crust Restaurant were available for purchase. 

Chandler Chamber’s Women in Leadership Luncheon

On Jun 18, the Chandler Chamber held its Women in Leadership Luncheon at Soho63. The luncheon honored Chandler Lifestyle magazine's 2019 Men of Chandler. Each of the men being honored shared their inspirational stories.

Having a Ball

It’s late June and in a desolate stretch in San Bernadino County, Tri-City Christian Academy athletic director and varsity boys basketball coach Paul Brown is standing under a windmill on his mobile phone.

Saving Lives

Kristopher, who attends Arizona Connections Academy, is on a mission to save lives.

Move Over AstroTurf

Weather in the Valley can be costly and cumbersome on any landscaping. Shaded areas, a lack of moisture and excessive heat can prevent even the most maintained lawns from remaining green or keep them from growing at all. ForeverLawn set out to change the landscape industry by developing a high-quality, technologically advanced synthetic grass.

Zero Edge Spas

Jeremy Smith, the owner of California Pools & Landscape, has seen a rising popularity of zero edge spas. They differ from the traditional variety for several reasons, but perhaps most notable is the aesthetics. Water floats over its edges into a hidden trough, giving the illusion of a vanishing edge. They can also be built above ground, creating a waterfall…