Author: Melissa Larsen

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Nonprofit of the Month: Junior Achievement of Arizona

For more than 65 years, Junior Achievement of Arizona has prepared local students to succeed in both work and life, empowering the futures of more than two million students. Here, Anne Landers, vice president of Strategic Impact, discusses the 20th anniversary of JA BizTown and the upcoming JA Bottles for BizTown event.


Fab Event Planners

Some tasks are best left to the pros, and event planning is certainly no exception. These Phoenix event planners and designers spend their days bringing gorgeous pop-up picnics for two, luxurious weddings for hundreds and every event in between to life.

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Restaurant of the Week: Nonna Urban Eatery

From the husband-and-wife duo of Chef Gian Franco Brugaletta and Valentina Huerta, Old Town Scottsdale’s Nonna Urban Eatery feels like a extension of the couple’s home, welcoming in guests to sip and savor. Candle-lit, cozy and intimate, with an ever-changing powerhouse menu, Nonna is your next date night.

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New Year’s Eve Dining and Parties 2021

With 2022 just around the corner, it is time to get your New Year’s Eve agenda in order. From a night of beer and bowling to a block party with a stellar lineup of DJs to an elegant to-go dinner to enjoy cozied up at home, here is how Phoenix restaurants and venues are ringing in the fresh year.

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Restaurant of the Week: Foch Café & Bistro

Located right off of Mill Avenue in Tempe, the newly opened Foch Café & Bistro specializes in American-European fusion cuisine. In addition to delicious options for dining in all day long (as well as cocktails with fresh-pressed juice), Foch houses a grab-and-go market and coffee bar for busy patrons.

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Holiday Dining 2021

From gingerbread cream cannoli and Santa-themed cocktails to luxurious multi-course meals, reserve your spot (or a to-go feast) at these Phoenix restaurants to celebrate the holiday season.