Sharing Tequila is Sharing Life

Fields of endless blue weber agave plants in the lowlands in Jalisco, Mexico are a serene reminder of a family’s reunion and the love shared among Señor Rio co-founders. 

Best Face Forward

  Epionce Intense Defense Serum   A highly advanced anti-aging serum, this product uses botanical sources of Vitamin A, B, C, D  and E to help you achieve healthier-looking skin. The clinically proven antioxidant serum visibly improves the signs of skin aging. $136 Cielo Aesthetics & Wellness, 480.494.5173,  Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 sunscreen

From the Farm to Your Table

Peter M. Deeley on a quest to help people eat as many locally- and properly-grown foods as possible. His solution? A weekly Green Box, offered by his company Grace Farms, that is designed to connect people to their local farmers and ranchers.

Who Are You?

 Article Mindy Haskins | Photography Lindsay Borg  Ashley Greenway, DVM Owner, Sun Lakes Chandler Animal  TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE. Sun Lakes Animal Clinic was opened in 1985 by Dr. Randy Walker. After he passed away suddenly in October 2016, my husband and I purchased the clinic. It was a hard decision, having just gotten married and wanting to…

Who Are You?

 Article Mindy Haskins  Matt and Carissa Krupski  Owners, MassageLuXe What is your most treasured item? Both: Our most treasured item is our children, Meagan and Hunter. Our family is very important to us.  The best thing to do in the summer is ... Both: With Meagan & Hunter out of school for the summer, we enjoy exploring new places and…

Bodie and his Dad, Erik

 Article Mindy Haskins  Yamaha YZ450F Dirt Bike

Jasmine and her mom, Denise

 Article Mindy Haskins | Photography none  Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder  Sephora, $38

Native Knows Best

Chandler native Craig Rawlings is the owner/operator of AZ NativeScapes, a landscaping business that offers full design, installation and renovation services. With over 20 years of experience, he's learned the best techniques to visually create stunning yards that not only preserve the natural beauty of the desert, but can withstand the hot Arizona sun. He's sharing his top four tools…

Bridgette Balmes’ Picks

Bridgette Marie Balmes has been a lifestyle and wedding photographer in the Chandler area for over 10 years. At home, she and her husband Brendan stay plenty busy with their four kids. To see her work or book a session, visit  

Lauren Snow Beauty’s Picks

Local beauty expert Lauren Snow shares her favorite makeup and skincare products. Her boutique located in Downtown Chandler offers facials, waxing, eyelash extensions and makeup for special occasions. Reach her at

August 2017 Local’s Choice

April Gould and Sarah Williams have changed thousands of lives. They’re told that constantly, and they feel it. In 2016, they made the offbeat decision to meld Gould’s love of animals and Williams’ yoga talent into AZ Goat Yoga, a program they say encourages positivity, fun and healing. “People always tell us that it’s the best day of their lives,”…

Corn Crusted Scallops with Tomato Jam & Truffled Crema

True foodies have surely heard of Elote Café. The Sedona restaurant, owned by renowned chef Jeff Smedstad, is known for its forward-thinking Mexican cuisine. And now, the secrets of his kitchen are available for purchase. Smedstad will release his newest cookbook, Elote Café Notebook, this month. It's a collection of his favorite recipes inspired by his travels across Mexico and…