Sun, Surf and Sand

When on vacation in Laguna Beach, California, you could check out the numerous art galleries in the quaint downtown. You could shop till you drop in funky, upscale-meets-bohemian boutiques. You could try your hand at surfing in the gentle, albeit cold, waves. Or you could sit on your balcony at the Surf and Sand Resort and enjoy the vast ocean…

The Evolution of Travel 

I've been thinking about how traveling evolves with you. When I was a kid, I have memories of going to Rocky Point with my family and camping on the beach. We'd look at the rings sold by the Mexican ladies and buy fresh shrimp from the fishermen and bean burritos from street vendors. Yum-o!

Chandler Lifestyle Hosts Happy Hour

Chandler Lifestyle magazine hosted a happy hour at Meridiem Kitchen & Lounge, a new restaurant on the Price Corridor. Chandler locals mingled and networked while enjoying appetizers and cocktails and the live music entertainment. Photography by Bridgette Marie.

October 2017 Around Town

A Chandler Recreation Division’s program that provides teens with real-world work experience and leadership training has won the Outstanding Education Program Award from the Arizona Parks & Recreation Association (APRA). The award recognized Chandler’s Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program, which prepare teens for the professional world. Since 2001, the program has invited young adults to turn their summer downtime into…

A Smoky Scene

Chandler has a new place to unwind called Puro, a cigar bar offering premium cigars, craft beers and spirits. The place has a light, airy feel with its open floor plan and wall of retractable windows. Their high tables make it easier for guests to mingle and adds to the open atmosphere. Guests can also relax outside and enjoy the…

Eliminating the Fear

For some women, getting a mammogram isn’t something they want to do, but it’s an important appointment that should not go ignored. Solis Mammography is changing the way mammograms are perceived and performed by providing a comfort-driven, patient-centric environment that helps put patients at ease while offering advanced, top-of-the-line breast-imaging technology and expert interpretations.

A Guide to Rocky Point

Puerto Peñasco (nicknamed Rocky Point) is a growing seaside village and beach destination that is an easy four-hour drive from Chandler. Once you cross the border, you will travel less than an hour on the Mexican highway, which is clearly marked along the way as a “hassle-free zone.” Almost every car you see will have an Arizona or California license…

Glamp it Up

The newest peach on Schnepf Farms isn’t something you can bite into. The Cozy Peach—a quiet area nestled among pine trees that boasts views of the San Tan Mountains—is the new glamping site on the popular family-run agritourism hot spot known for its U-Pick peaches and seasonal festivals.

The Best Vacation I Ever Took

In August 2011, I flew into Portland, Oregon, to visit friends and family. Portland is such a cool city filled with fantastic food, vibrant music and arts scene, and really cool eclectic boutiques. At this point in time I had been working at Shoe Mill in Tempe for nine years. I am a self-professed shoe addict and love working in…

Southern Arizona Paradise

To many, Sierra Vista is best known as a global leader in military intelligence as well as a bustling hub for cybersecurity research, workforce development, testing and certification. But, beyond serving a hub that protects us—not to mention our computers and smart phones—from everything that goes bump in the night, Sierra Vista is one of Arizona’s best-kept tourism secrets. At…

Minimalism Makeover

One of the newest trends to hit Pinterest is the capsule wardrobe. If you search it, you'll see loads of color palettes and dozens of themes—it can get overwhelming! I'm here to break down this trend and help you build your own capsule wardrobe.