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Harmony in Space

2014-06-22 | ImagesAZ | Inspiration


Photo Credit: Werner Segarra
Writer Donna Kublin   Photography by Werner Segarra Elizabeth’s portrait photographed by Allison Tyler Jones Interior designer Elizabeth Rosensteel is thrilled to be living in Carefree. “Carefree suits us beautifully and I have never been happier,” said Rosensteel who with her husband, Barry, moved there last October after spending 21 years in Paradise Valley.   “This area is stunning with its unique mountain ranges, coloration and ecosystem,” she said. “Contemporary architecture fits so well in this landscape as it blends and becomes part of the surroundings, and well-designed interiors complement it all.”   She would know. Owner of successful interior design firm Rosensteel Design Studio, which opened in 1999, she is known for her timeless, contemporary and architecturally driven interior design.   Her history in Arizona began when she moved to the Valley in 1978 from the East Coast and began a winding path leading where she is today. Trained in graphic design,... More

Wild at Heart

2014-06-17 | Mr. History | Community


Photo Credit: Bryan Black
Writer Jim McAllister Photographer Bryan Black Early in 1990, Sam Fox was working as a volunteer for the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center. One day she came across a book by Kay McKeever, an owl rehabilitation expert from Canada, who encouraged the use of non-releasable owls as surrogate parents for displaced owlets. Inspired by that success, Sam persuaded the director to give her permission to initiate a foster parenting program at the wildlife center as soon as a “suitable” bird was found.   Little did Sam know when she took home a 6-week-old sick barn owl that she had met her first and most beloved foster owl male parent. At the time it was still questionable whether the owlet would even live, much less acquire parenting skills. However, a special bonding had occurred and the saga of “Chia,” the foster parent barn owl, had begun.   Probably not too many people would think that loving and protecting owls would cause someone to leave a... More

Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival

2014-06-14 | ImagesAZ | Community


The first annual Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival being held June 21 at Riverfront Park in Cottonwood is a vibrant and entertaining celebration of many things. First and foremost, it is a celebration of the Northern Arizona wine industry showcasing 16 Northern Arizona wineries. Wine aficionados can enjoy specialty selections from these wineries, which will be together for the first time, and enjoy the music performed by seven bands. Delicious food by a variety of vendors and massages by Page Springs Massage and Yoga will be available for purchase. There will also be free activities for kids of all ages.   Tilted Earth is also a celebration for the tenth anniversary of Page Springs Cellars, which is hosting the event, in place of its extremely popular fall Harvest Festival.   “The Arizona wine industry is worthy of celebration all year long, but Tilted Earth is a special way to commemorate our craft, bring the community together for a little fun in the sun, and give back to a... More

Yoga Wall Makes Yoga A Breeze

2014-06-08 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle


A standardized system of straps, anchors, swings and bars, the yoga wall has been used for decades to learn proper alignment and maximize energy flow. Adding safety and support, it teaches you how each pose is supposed to feel in preparation for practicing it in the middle of the room.   “It’s powerfully therapeutic,” says Christine Thomas, owner and instructor at Yoga Breeze Healing and Wellness Center. “People love the wall so much that they want one in their home.”   The many benefits include reducing or eliminating back pain, improved joint mobility, better circulation, and core strengthening. Yoga Breeze has several wall classes each week for all levels of experience.   Yoga Breeze offers over 30 classes a week including basics, flow, kids’ yoga, Yin, gentle, restorative, meditation and more. Interested in one-on-one instruction? We can schedule a private session too! As a healing center, massage, Reiki and reflexology therapies are available at our studio as well... More

Anthem Prep Graduates First Senior Class!

2014-06-08 | ImagesAZ | Youth


Photo Credit: Lauren Brown
The high school years are some of the most formative years of our lives. This is the time when independent thinking begins, useful life lessons are learned, and lasting friendships are made. For 14 Anthem teens, these years will also be a time when they were members of an elite group: Anthem Preparatory Academy’s first senior class.   Dominic Clark, Ray Hoffman, Tabatha Lothes, Kaitlyn Males, Snehit Mikkilineni, Samantha Naughton, Jazmin Neira, Connor Paxton, Morgan Rone, Jennifer Shibata, Keaghan Symmonds, Conor Timmerman, Megan Villandre and Isabella Villanueva all earned their high school diplomas May 30 from the public charter academy and became the school’s first graduating class. For the administration and faculty, the commencement was triumphant. For the students, it was a privilege.   “It’s definitely an honor to be part of the first graduating class,” says Connor Paxton. “We’ve had a unique experience than the other classes have.”   Says fellow graduate... More

MIM Producer’s Select Series: Peter Asher Presents The Webb Sisters

2014-06-01 | ImagesAZ | Community


The Webb Sisters are a pair of English singer-songwriters whose hauntingly angelic voices and harmonies deliver a wonderful originality. The duo’s love for traditional folk and pop is expressed in their instruments, which range from harps and mandolins to acoustic guitars. Their knack for songwriting leads to instantly memorable songs that often leave their audiences spellbound. The Webb Sisters have toured regularly with Leonard Cohen, Jason Mraz, and James Morrison. They have also been invited to collaborate with Sting, the Avett Brothers, and Natalie Maines. They represented the United Kingdom at America’s 400th anniversary celebration commemorating the founding of Jamestown in 2007, and their single “Baroque Thoughts” won as Best Adult Contemporary Song in the 10th Independent Music Awards in 2011. See this dynamic duo in concert at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., June 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27.50-$42.50.   480-478-6000 www.mim.org  ... More
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