Chandler, You’ve Changed

It's safe to say that Downtown Chandler is not what it used to be. Back in the mid-1980s, I recall walking down a less busy Boston Street to get immunizations for school. My memory is foggy but I do remember the area being a little sleepy and quiet; not the bustling, foot-traffic-heavy place that it is today.

The Real Men of Chandler Reception

The finest men in Chandler were honored at a reception held at Cuisine & Wine Bistro. Attendees enjoyed appetizers, cocktails and conversation as each man was individually recognized for his contribution to the community. Sponsored by Chandler Lifestyle magazine and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Photography by Bridgette Marie.

Fifth Annual Operation Back to School

Operation Back to School provided FREE backpacks stuffed with school supplies, shoes, socks, underwear and uniforms as well as haircuts for students in need attending a school in the Chandler Unified School District.

July Was a Big Month for Experimac

July was a special month for one of our business partners, Priya Kalra. She celebrated her birthday on the 27th, became a U.S. citizen on the 28th and hosted a Chandler Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony for her new business, Experimac! Congratulations, Priya!

Virtual Reality to Fight Distracted Driving in Chandler

To promote safe driving habits, AT&T brought a virtual reality simulator to the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Compadre Branch on Aug. 2. Local students had the opportunity to try the simulator and see the dangerous consequences of distracted driving.

September 2017 Around Town

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is celebrating 6,000 adoptions at its PetMatch Adoption Center. Since it took over a former puppy mill store location in 2012, the shelter’s center has helped homeless animals find their “furever” families. Over one-third of the adoptions were cats and kittens with the remainder being puppies and dogs. The no-kill animal shelter was hoping…

The Shape of You 

It was an overcast day when I met several ladies at Desert Soul Boutique in Ahwatukee for a private shopping session and photo shoot. As a personal stylist, I love helping people find the perfect outfits for their unique body types.

New Builds, New Looks, New Life

Chandler has many exciting projects revitalizing downtown and the surrounding areas. City of Chandler Downtown Redevelopment Manager Kim Moyers shares some of the new and innovative projects taking place. “It’s an exciting time to be in Downtown Chandler,” says Moyers. “The city council’s vision is to create a balanced downtown with a mix of multi-family, office and retail/entertainment. We are…

The “Plastic Surgeon of Commercial Real Estate”

Drive around Chandler and you will probably notice one name prominently displayed over and over again on a number of shopping centers. The Pollack name in the signs refers to Michael A. Pollack, President and Founder of Pollack Investments.

A Revolutionary Space

When Chuck and Angela Fazio’s company, Revelation Real Estate, started to outgrow their building on the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo Road, it was time to find a new space. As leading real-estate experts in the Valley, they had the resources to search everywhere but they kept running into the same problem: They had a vision for what…

A Taste of Mexico

Look out Chandler, there’s a new Mexican restaurant in town that has created quite a buzz for serving delicious, authentic Mexican recipes. Owner Ruben Sahagun, who also has restaurants in Washington as well as two in the Tucson area, opened La Hacienda this past February.

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 LaurenSnow.com.

My Family’s History

Being a fourth-generation Chandlerite, I have some advantages when it comes to helping my clients find their next home in the South Chandler area. My family has deep roots here. My father’s side of the family was farmers and my mother’s side was cattle ranchers. A fun fact: What is known as the Ocotillo area today was known as Goodyear…

Fill Your Feed With Inspiration

Feeling like you’re in a fashion funk but adopting what’s flaunted in trendy Vogue photo shoot spreads isn’t quite your speed? Get inspired by these Instagram influencers to discover what’s cool and hot in the Valley’s fashion and lifestyle scenes.

Animal Style

If you're in the mood to lighten up your wardrobe, aim for natural tones inspired by nature. Shades of neutrals with pops of camel and olive green will make you feel like you're coming straight off the plane from the Serengeti. These light colors ooze with warmth and coziness, which are perfect for everyday wear.