February 2014

Cover Story
The Dynamic Duo  
With Valentine’s Day hitting this month, we decided to feature photographs of some of Flagstaff celebrated couples. We selected four Flagstaff favorites who bring a spark and a lot of love to our mountain town.



Photo by Ralph Schmid

In Range
Power in Character
This month, the Sedona International Film Festival will host its 20th annual event. Along with dozens of great films and workshops over the multi-day festival, the organization will honor Susan Sarandon with its Lifetime Achievement Award. We took the time to ask Sarandon a few questions about her career. Also: We give the rundown of the film festival and how to plan for a visit to the biggest cinematic event in northern Arizona.

 


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DEPARTMENTS

THE DISH
With this being the Valentine month, we look at our local restaurants and some of their great signature desserts. Our resident food writer shares some of her favorite encounters with that course that we’re supposed to save room for..

BOTTLE & Spirits
When it comes to the romantic seasons and holidays, it’s difficult not to think about how wine fits into the picture. This ultimate elixir for amore, our wine expert offers up some recommendations for Valentine’s Day.


ART seen
Painter Erica Vhay has made her name in the Flagstaff art scene with her stunning portraitures. And, recently, she made a big leap into the downtown scene with a gallery space on Heritage Square. We learn more about what inspires and moves her.

SOUND & STAGE
The spring season often brings a great slate of live music into town, and 2014 is no different. We name some not-to-miss shows coming up this season.

MIND & BODY
The easiest ways to keep a relationship strong might be harder to achieve than one thinks. We talk to a local couples’ counselor about some of the best practices for couples to keep their partnership strong and vibrant.


NATURAL SELECTIONS
Over the years, desert bighorn sheep have grown steadily in numbers in the Grand Canyon. With some snow on the ground, there’s a chance to follow their prints and have a chance sighting of one of these great creatures.

HOMEs and space
A home in Ponderosa Trails features what is known as an accessory dwelling unit, a secondary residence that’s part of a main home. Such setups are becoming more common in Flagstaff and part of a bigger trend.

Decor and more
We look at some cool and fun trends in lighting and light fixtures for the home. While lighting can set the mood, it also can help refresh a home. We share some favorite products and a few tips.

 

 



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