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Beauty in the Details

Laura Bicegohe is outspoken and passionate in characteristic Italian style, but it’s what’s not expected about Bicego that draws me in as she speaks. Bicego is a woman’s woman. Her goal is to empower women through art, and her medium is 18-karat gold and beautiful organic stones.

Symphony and Chill Presented in Natural Surround Sound

Sure, the dialogue is still snappy and there’s a lot to look at on the screen, but suddenly it seems as though the jokes, the action and the emotion have all been sanded down. The entertainment experience becomes blunt and lifeless. Without music, you don’t feel as connected to the characters or as vitalized by the action.

Authentic Arizona at the Boulders Resort and Spa

The Boulders Resort and Spa is named for the 12-million-year-old rock formations that make it so distinctive and so majestic. Set in the spectacular foothills of the Sonoran Desert in Carefree, the award-winning resort has a tranquil vibe and a variety of culinary options that will appeal to locals and visitors alike.

Royal Palms Resort: 70 Years of Grandeur

The year was 1926. World War I had ended eight years prior, and the Roaring 20s were in full swing. While Phoenix’s once-booming cotton industry had all but dried up following the war, a new era of growth had begun in the Valley of the Sun—one writer Scott Fitzgerald referred to as the “greatest, gaudiest spree in history.”

Lighting Up The Desert Night

20th century French philosopher Jacques Maritain said, “Art comes from a deeper part of the intellect, not the reasoning part alone. There is an interpenetration of art and nature so that a place comes alive because of its history.”

Making Spirits Bright: A Merriment of Seasonal Spectacles

Ballet Arizona and Phoenix Ballet are also presenting their own productions of “The Nutcracker” throughout December. Meanwhile, Center Dance Ensemble is performing Frances Ford Cohen’s “Snow Queen” at Herberger Theater Center through Dec. 16 and the Christian Dance Company will present the 31st anniversary of its holiday show “The Spirit of Christmas” Dec. 8–16 at Chandler Center for the Arts.

An Anthem of Renaissance Sound

Have you ever wondered what sound a color makes? What if the sky, the ocean or the mountains could sing? After only a few seconds of listening to the Boulder Creek Madrigal Singers, I’m convinced that I now know.

Eggnog Breakfast Strata

A perfect family breakfast for Christmas morning, or any morning! Make ahead of time, and then pop in the oven on the morning of the big day. Feel free to substitute any kind of leftover bread that you have. I just love the way the croissants look and taste!

A Brotherhood in Stone

Among stunning displays of teal malachite and a sparkling spectrum of purple amethyst, a sense of tranquility seems to float in the air at Rare Earth Gallery in the heart of Cave Creek. Inside the doors is art of a scope not available anywhere else, and the medium is Mother Earth herself.

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