February 2011 archive
Ready for another weekend of fun? Fabulous Arizona brings us the 411 on what’s hot and happening in AZ this weekend!
2/26: Darden Smith Concert at Cave Creek Coffee Company
Musical Legacy Darden Smith will perform a live concert at Cave Creek Coffee Company on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The 2011 Furry Tails Can Come True Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser, benefiting Friends for Life Animal Rescue, will take place Saturday, February 26, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Arizona Golf Resort.
Overexposed: An Exhibition of Beauty will feature local erotic artists and photographers who will be showcasing their work at the Tempe Fascinations location on Saturday, February 26, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The new Baja Neach Bar in Scottsdale is hosting their Grand Opening Party Friday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training season begins this weekend with their first game against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday, Feb. 25, and their home opener at the new Salt River Fields on Saturday, Feb. 26.
We’ve got plenty for your agenda. There’s the Bliss Boutique Grand Re-Opening party in Phoenix and the Allure/Guess/Arizona Spa Girls Event benefiting Fresh Start Women’s Foundation at Scottsdale Fashion Square. But don’t stop there; while you’re at Scottsdale Fashion Square tonight, don’t miss these two other soirees: Banana Republic’s After 5 Event and the Grand Opening celebration of The Art of Shaving.
Banana Republic is offering 25% off all full-priced items as they preview the new spring collection. And right across the way is The Art of Shaving, which is kicking off their Grand Opening event from 7pm to 9pm. A celebrity guest list is said to be in attendance including an NFL autograph signing. There will be plenty of giveaways and goodies, including swag bags for the first 50 customers!
Don’t miss tomorrow night’s fun fete hosted by Allure Magazine and Arizona Spa Girls at Guess and Guess by Marciano at Scottsdale Fashion Square! There will be mini-makeovers, cocktails, appetizers and more and this special shopping event benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.
Guess will be donating 10% of the evening’s proceeds to Fresh Start and all shoppers who donate $5 during the event will get 20% off their purchase. Be one of the first 50 shoppers to arrive and you’ll get a special swag bag too!
Bliss Boutique in Phoenix is actually one of my favorite Valley shops.
Though it isn’t often I venture in that direction when I do, there are plenty of cute, tops and dresses and jeans galore.
This Thursday, stop by their Grand Re-Opening celebration. There will be wine, cupcakes, chair massages and an extra 10% off any purchases made that evening.
5103 N. 44th St., Phoenix
What to do this weekend? Add some of these flavorful events to your agenda:
Desert Foothills Theater presents the Phoenix premiere of one of the nation’s hottest new shows, The Dixie Swim Club, on
Thursday, February 3 through Sunday, February 20 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center in North Scottsdale.
Arizona Beer Week kicks off with the 2011 Strong Beer Festival will take place Saturday, February 19, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Steel Indian School Park in Phoenix.
The 10th annual Lose Dutchman Arizona Marathon will take place Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Apache Junction, Arizona.
The annual PetSmart Charities PetWalk and Adoption Event for Phoenix will take place Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Tempe Town Lake.
In celebration of Arizona Beer Week, Trader Vic’s at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is hosting a Mead Dinner with Redstone Meadery on Sunday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m.
It’s Thursday Trends here at StyleSizzle and everyone and their mom launching a bridal collection has definitely become a trend.
From Vera Wang for David’s Bridal to Shopbop’s new wedding section, it seems every retailer has caugh the wedding bug.
This week, Urban Outfitters launched BHLDN, their very own bridal collection.
The line, which you can see below and view here, includes bridal gowns, dresses, shoes, hair accessories and more. Wedding gowns range from $1,000-$4,000 and special occasion dresses from $200-$400.
Right now, you can only purchase the collection online but it will eventually roll out to select stores come 2012.
What do you think of the collection? Would you plan a wedding in a BHLDN wedding gown?
By the way, if you are in the midst of wedding planning don’t miss the Phoenix Bridal Show this Sunday, February 20 at The Princess Resort. For more info, http://www.phoenixbridalshow.com.
These days, anyone can have a front row seat to New York Fashion Week. Thanks to technology that is.
Whether you’re keeping up with your favorite fashion blogger, following #nyfw on Twitter or, hiting “refresh” on the Official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week page there are plenty of ways to get your fill of the fall 2011 fashion collections.
What’s even better, more and more designers are having their shows live-streamed so you can see the action live as if you were there!
Check out the schedule of the remaining online collections below.
I am thoroughly obsessed with dry shampoo.
If you’ve ever had to deal with oily roots, I’m sure you are too.
For any of you that haven’t given dry shampoo a shot, it’s the perfect solution for those in-between hair wash days.
As soon as your roots start to gather a bit more oil than you’d like, you can spray on a dry shampoo or (when in a pinch) dust on some baby powder to soak up any excess oil. The problem? Until recently, my go-to brands have been pricey. And as far as the baby powder, I’m not crazy about my head smelling like a stick of deodarant.
Needless to say, I’ve been on a long-term mission for a cheap fix that’s a good alternative.
Enter TREsemme’s new Fresh Start line to literally save the day. The spray-on Dry Shampoo does the job without leaving behind a streaky white mess. Or breaking my wallet. What’s more, it’s lightly scented too.
In a rush after the gym? Spray some Fresh Start Refreshing Mist on your roots and nape of neck and Fresh Start Dry Shampoo on the roots. Then, blow dry for some lift and you’ll achieve a quick fix sans a complete wash and blow dry.
You can pick up any TREsemme Fresh Start products at your local pharmacy. It’s my new cheap thrill.
After reading StyleSizzle religiously, you’re probably oozing glamour.
So, where to go to show off your fashionable self? That’s where Fabulous Arizona comes in and their new Fun Fridays, exclusively here at StyleSizzle! Check back every Friday for your very special weekend guide on all the fab things to do in AZ.
Valentine’s Day weekend is upon us! Check out these great events for singles and couples alike.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is hosting their spring 2011 opening celebration Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The Wigwam’s new signature restaurant, Litchfield’s, is hosting a Sweetheart Cooking Class Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Find your sweetheart something special this Valentine’s Day at The SHOPS Gainey Village in Scottsdale on Saturday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Wigwam in Litchfield Park is hosting a “Forever Yours” family brunch at Red Allen’s in celebration of Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Luci’s Healthy Marketplace in Phoenix is hosting a “Date Night – Table for Two” cooking class with with Chef Michael Tardiuono on Sunday, February 13, 2011, 5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
I’ve been allergic to white shoes for as long as I can remember.
Save for a short stint with Keds in the early 90s, white shoes have always made my stomach churn. That goes for men and women. There’s just something about all-white that just makes shoes look cheap.
Now, they’re a totally hot spring 2011 trend.
Can you embrace it?
There’s been exceptions in the past, of course.
As long as they aren’t shiny. Must incorporate some cork. In a big wedge, they’re ok. But a full-on white pump I’ve never been able to stomach.
These Giuseppe Zanotti pumps, I’m not sure I could do.
But these Jil Sander white flats might be darling with a nice summer dress.
What about a full-on wedge bootie, yay or nay?
What do you think? Will you be rocking an all-white shoe this spring?