Made With Love

I’ve always loved to read, and as far back as I can remember, my mother had always read to me at night before going to bed. As I got older, I continued this tradition, staying up to the first break of daylight on weekends devouring book after book. After finishing up a good novel, my thoughts would spin everywhere and…

Chandler Bike Build Event

Money was raised with the help of Ryan Combs of Knockerball Scottsdale and Ocotillo Friends members to build 
100 bikes for the Chandler/Gilbert area. Over $3600 was raised in three short months, with proceeds benefitting 
the non-profit Together We Rise.

5th Annual Hamilton Husky Baseball Golf Tournament

Organized by the Hamilton High School Booster Club, parents, students and supporters all gathered at Ocotillo Golf Course for a day of golfing in support of the Hamilton Husky Baseball teams.

Live Love and Valley Toyota Dealers Holiday Party

Chandler non-profit Live Love, in partnership with Valley Toyota Dealers, surprised families in need in the community during the holidays with Christmas gifts, pizza and hot cocoa, take-away meals and a fabulous party. Photography Matthew Fulton

Cuisine & Wine Chandler Ribbon Cutting Event

Local community members gathered together at Cuisine & Wine to celebrate the Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting event, while mingling and enjoying savory light bites and fabulous cocktails. Tonia Johnston Photography

February 2017 Around Town

For her 8th birthday party, Chandler resident, Charlotte Gould, took 20 kids on a trolley ride around our beautiful city to throw kindness around like confetti with eight random acts of kindness. From handing out balloons to children at a park to delivering floral arrangements to a senior living center, Charlotte and her friends proved Kind is the New Cool.…

The Voice of Chandler

FOR as long as Blaine Long can remember, he has loved to sing. “As a little kid, in first grade or so, I remember sitting in my room making up songs and singing to myself, and thinking I was actually ‘doing it,’ as in what famous people do when they sing their songs,” says Long. Around seven years ago, Long…

Perfect Pairings

Fred and Ginger, hugs and kisses, wine and chocolate…some things just naturally go together! When we think of decadence or special occasions, we frequently think of chocolate and wine, a food and drink combination that beckons to the gourmand in all of us.

Neighborhood Romance

If love were a latte, then the drinks at Press Coffee would be a whirlwind romance. Beautiful, bold, steamy and decadent down to the very last drop, every sip will make you fall even more in love. Ask for a frothy heart-shaped design to top your latte or cappuccino for an added touch of romance. Enjoyed with one of the…

Global Artist, Local Presence

Andre Kohn wears many hats: artist, interior designer, fine art collector and gallery owner. Originally from Russia, his youth was spent surrounded by art. At age 15, he formally began his art education as an apprentice to some of Moscow’s most well-known artists. Kohn then pursued a classical fine arts education at the University of Moscow, where he worked hands-on…

No Monkeying Around

When it comes to great food in a relaxing atmosphere, recently opened Ginger Monkey (GM) isn’t monkeying around. Doug Collins and Jackson Armstrong made the leap and opened GM this past October after talking about it periodically during their 15-year friendship. During that time, each of them worked in some aspect of the restaurant industry. With Jackson’s nickname being Ginger,…


Making beautiful and memorable keepsakes for expecting women, newborns and families is the most rewarding job a person could ever ask for; it is truly a gift from God! When I first started, I knew nothing about sculpting, but there was a voice telling me that I was supposed to be doing something greater during my 20-year career at the…

From Trash to Treasure

Vesna Taneva-Miller heads to an unlikely place when she’s searching for materials to make her crafts: the trash pile. “That’s where my passion is: I make crafts out of things that are usually considered garbage,” says the Chandler artist, who creates her signature paper-bead necklaces out of everything from Christmas gift tags to patterned envelopes for bills.