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By Susan Culp

Settling on cozy couches in an office building nestled in the well-groomed vineyards and gardens of Page Springs Cellars, I listened to owner and winemaker Eric Glomski tell the story of how he came to run one of the most successful and cutting-edge vineyards and winemaking businesses in the Verde Valley. It is a story of deep connections. “Wines capture places,” Glomski shared. The flavors, aroma and textures of a wine can invoke the earth in which the fruit was grown.

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January 25, 2016 6:30 am


In Arizona, a state better known for chimichangas than Chardonnay, serious winemakers are producing some surprisingly good whites,” reported the Wall Street Journal in a 2007 article titled “The United States of Wine.” Back in 2007, Arizona’s wine industry was just ramping up and, today, Arizona wines are bringing in accolades from the industry’s most respected wine publications and reviewers. With momentum on their side, Arizona’s viticulture and winemaking experts aren’t only doing it well, they’re doing it green. They’re laying the roots (literally) for an industry that will continue to thrive in Arizona, says Peggy Fiandaca, President of the Arizona Wine Growers Association. “It is so much more than about making a great bottle of wine or promoting an industry. It is about making a great life for ourselves, our families and our communities. It is about legacy and what we pass on to future generations.” Read more

May 3, 2012 10:19 am

If you’re rummaging around thrift stores, antique markets, and garage sales for your upcoming wedding, you can easily find fabulous personalized touches. Treasures such as vintage silver-plated tea sets, sugar bowls, and candy dishes are easy finds, inexpensive and oh-so-elegant wedding décor. As a greener alternative to an event typically filled with items that will end up in the landfill, seeking out used decor adds a dash of something soulful to your wedding day.

Photography by Raymond James, I Do Studio

Like every bride-to-be, I spent months agonizing over wedding plans – living and dying by the budget. I will say that nothing I had experienced in my professional life would prepare me for the realities of planning a wedding. The average wedding today costs anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 and some luxe weddings even double and triple that amount. Read more

April 9, 2012 9:32 am

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.

—Harriet Ann Jacobs

 If you are as addicted to Pinterest as I am, take a moment and search “spring.” You’ll find that the top two types of photos that pop up are flowers and spring fashion—my two favorite things. Looking at so many great ideas from the “pin boards” gives me an overwhelming desire to take on more gardening and shopping! Read more

March 1, 2012 3:54 pm