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…

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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."

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.

On Pointe

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

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. 

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

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.

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…

Yes, You Can

It all started with a rare date night at a cocktail bar. Lauren and John Maggio were in the throes of the early years with their four children and had the opportunity to be spelled by a sitter for the evening.

July 2019 Around Town

Chuck Fazio, one of Chandler Lifestyle’s 2019 Men of Chandler Chuck Fazio is one of Chandler Lifestyle‘s 2019 Men of Chandler. There was incorrect information included in his write-up in the June 2019 issue. We sincerely regret the error and urge our readers to read the correct copy below. Chuck Fazio  Owner, Revelation Real Estate, … Continued

Cheers to Summer!

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending, and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations, and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. I know for our family, most of summer is spent in the pool! … Continued

Be an ‘Outsider’ This Summer

Whether you consider yourself outdoorsy or not, the summer shine makes the whole family excited to stretch their legs and get some fresh air—especially kids. But when summer temperatures get in the way of fun, sometimes it’s easier to turn on the TV and stay inside. As Americans, we spend an average of 95% of our lives indoors. Our health…

The Henrys Classic

The Henrys Classic cornhole tournament took place on May 10 at Quarthaus in downtown Chandler and was presented by BOK Financial. The event was a fundraiser for ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth and was put together by The Henrys leadership group. There were over 184 attendees and 45 competing cornhole teams. The event raised over $11,000 for … Continued

Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Leadership Luncheon

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce held its Women in Leadership Luncheon in late May at Soho63. At the event, not only were Chandler Lifestyle's 2019 Women of Chandler recognized, but the magazine's publisher, Joyce Selk, was surprised with the 2019 Micro Business of the Year award from the Chamber. 

Water Walk and Water Safety Day

As part of Chandler Aquatics and Fire’s new Water You Going To Do About It? water safety campaign, they recently headed to a west Chandler neighborhood and went door-to-door with their signature ABCs of Water Safety door hangers. City staff spoke with residents about drowning prevention, and provided water safety resources. Photography by Sealy Media

32nd Annual Chandler Chamber Community Awards

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce honored Chandler’s businesses, educators, public servants and community members for their contributions to the community at this event, held at Gila River Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. This year, Chandler Lifestyle was honored to be amongst the winners, receiving the Micro Business of the Year award. Photography by Everardo Keeme Photography, LLC

8th Annual Ultimate Client Appreciation Event

FORM Prosperity Wealth Advisors, Chandler Falls: Office Suites at Price Corridor and several other businesses come together each year to throw a themed celebration for their clients, associates, network, friends and family.

Fit Society’s 4th Annual Crib Crawl

Fit Society exists to Connect, Challenge and Inspire people to be better together, and that's exactly what happened at its 4th Annual Crib Crawl. This adult-only event allowed members and friends to enjoy fellowship, sunshine, biking and fun. It kicked off at Fit Society with a pre-game party, then progressed to a ride to a handful of themed "host houses."  … Continued

Wonderful Watermelon

The temperatures are rising, and nothing says summer in the kitchen like the cool, juicy taste of watermelon! This versatile annual fruit has many places at the table, from breakfast to dessert, sweet to savory, and salads to slushies—there’s almost no summer dish that isn’t enhanced by the watery bite of this ancient melon.