Articles by Mala Blomquist


Get Gardening!

Gardening is a pleasurable pastime for many. If you have not picked up the shovel in years, or want to start enjoying the great outdoors more, give gardening a try. There are also a host of health benefits associated with playing in the dirt. Boosts brain health.  The process of gardening involves numerous brain functions,…


Tikkun Olam Top 10

Whether they are called unsung heroes, influencers, or change makers, there are certain people in the community who seem to make a difference in everything with which they become involved. People are drawn to their confident energy and the positive impact they create. Tikkun olam is defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or…


Weekend events for Oct. 25-27

Photo: Trick-or-treat amid hot air balloon in Scottsdale. Photo courtesy Sppoktacular Balloon Festival Spooktacular in Scottsdale Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival (Fri.-Sat. Oct. 25-26). 5-9:30 pm. $15; $10 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free. Haunted house, costume contests, hot-air balloon glow, live entertainment, kids zone, trick-or-treat candy stations, fireworks and more. Salt River Fields…


Weekend events for Oct. 18-20

Photo: Stroll through the Carefree Desert Gardens and enjoy whimsical pumpkin carvings by artist Ray Villafane. Photo courtest Enchanted Pumkin Garden Spooky Fun Enchanted Pumpkin Garden (Oct. 18-27). 10 am-10 pm Fri.-Sat., 10 am-7 pm Sun., 10 am-8 pm Mon.-Thurs. $15/person weekend, $10/person weekday, under 2 free. More than 30 sculptures from pumpkin carving artist…


Weekend events for Oct. 11-13

Photo: The Arizona Taco Festival moves to WestWorld this year. Fall is Festival time! Arizona Taco Festival (Sat.-Sun. Oct. 12-13). 11am-7pm. $15. Sample tacos from more than 50 restaurants and food trucks, live entertainment, taco eating contests, Chihuahua beauty pageant, kid’s zone and more. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. Phoenix Greek…


Get your duds delivered!

SUBSCRIPTION CLOTHING BOXES ARE ALL THE RAGE Do you hate to go clothes shopping? Did you know that you can have clothing and accessories delivered to your door each month that have been custom picked for you by a stylist? It’s true! Today you can get monthly subscription boxes filled with makeup, books, food, pet…

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