Celebrity Fight Night XXV honors Quincy Jones, Dr. Crow, Dr. Lieberman, Renee Parsons

On Saturday, March 23, stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night. GRAMMY Award winning superstar of country music Reba McEntire returned for her 15th year as emcee, according to a press release. Lonnie Ali […]

Designers, philanthropists come together for Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation’s WINGS Women’s Board presented the second annual A Breathtaking Holiday Evening on Thursday, Nov. 14 to fundraise for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The event raised nearly $72,000 through the purchase of limited-edition holiday wreaths, WINGS commissioned ornaments and the donations of generous sponsors, according to a press release. The WINGS Women’s Board […]

Barrow Beyond ‘Genius Bar’ raises $75,000 for Barrow Neurological Institute

More than 150 Barrow Beyond members and guests mixed and mingled with leading Barrow doctors during the inaugural Barrow Genius Bar held last month at the Paradise Valley home of Alexis and Bonsal Glascock. The event raised more than $75,000 in support of research and innovation at Barrow Neurological Institute. During the Barrow Genius Bar, […]

A showcase of Cherokee’s aspiring artists at Paradise Valley Town Hall

The Town of Paradise Valley Arts Advisory Committee hosted its annual exhibition of elementary school art at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, Thursday, Feb. 8.

The Phoenix Heart Ball defines pinnacle of philanthropic grandeur

The 58th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball welcomed a sold-out crowd of over 800 guests. The event, which is widely regarded as the premier charity and social event in the Valley of the Sun, was held at The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E Camelback Road, Saturday, Nov. 18. Heart Ball funds support vital American Heart Association work, […]

Luxxi Salon joins fight against breast cancer

Luxxi Salon raised $2,000 for the Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Thursday, Oct. 19 during a Game of Thrones-inspired fashion show. About 130 people attended the show and helped contribute to the fight against breast cancer and to help research to combat the disease. Luxxi Salon is at 10855 […]

Building a behemoth: the Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton

Five Star Development gave the Town of Paradise Valley Independent an inside look at the progress being made in the effort to make the Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton resort community come to life. Scottsdale-based Five Star Development, which was founded by prominent developer Jerry Ayoub, is the entity that is bringing the Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton development […]

Elegance reigns true at Symphony ‘Parties of Note’ event

  An encore Parties of Note event, Contemporary Colonial, to benefit the Phoenix Symphony, was hosted by Nancy and Dr. Robert Spetzler at their Paradise Valley home nestled in the shade of Piestawa Peak. Fifty guests enjoyed mingling during cocktails while taking in the coy pond, water features and tranquil landscaping of the sprawling two-acre […]

Painter, poet and social visionary honored at TPV gathering

Adele Seronde

  Reminiscent of art salons of the past — those immortalized by Gertrude Stein of Baltimore and Mabel Dodge of Taos — numerous painters, sculptors, writers and musicians joined art collectors and advocates on Sunday afternoon, April 2 to hear the poetry and admire the paintings of 91-year-old Adele Seronde at the Paradise Valley home […]

58th Annual Heart Ball kicks-off with breakfast, fashion show event

The 58th Annual Heart Ball Kick Off was held recently at the Montelucia Resort in the Castillo Lucena Chapel. Committee members and guests gathered to kick off a year of raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of one in three women, according to a press release. Attendees were greeted in the courtyard with passed champagne and a gourmet coffee bar.