Wednesday, Sept. 2

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GMAZ Links September 2, 2015


Made Art Boutique

Made Art Boutique is a unique locally owned retail and community space in downtown Phoenix.  The store carries one of a kind items made by more than 100 artists including jewelry, pottery, gifts, books, and magazines.

The store also features small exhibitions and other regular events.

922 N. Fifth Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004

602.256. MADE (6233)



Back to school means back to sports and parents and kids love school spirit.  Celebrate your favorite school or team and create a do it yourself project. Also Pinspiration shows you how you how to decorate your home inside and out with handmade DIY fall inspired décor.

5410 E High Street, Ste 105

Phoenix, AZ  85054 

Phone Number:  480-636-8010   



Baby Hyena/Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Come see the baby Hyena and other exotic animals at Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

16501 W Northern Ave
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

(623) 935-9453


Smart Phone Safety

We use our cell phone for just about everything these days, from texting to talking, from shopping to surfing but did you know your smartphone can get hacked compromising your identity.

Bruce  Newman of CMIT solutions shows some precautions that you can take to safeguard from your smartphone from getting hacked.

1)      Lock your smartphone and change the password regularly

2)      Access the Internet on your phone from a secure Wi-Fi network

3)      3)Delete text messages from unknown senders that ask for your information and avoid clicking links in messages

4)      Check an app's permissions before installation  

5)      Activate phone's tracker capability

For more information:



(480) 419-3931


Fall trends

The summer is almost to an end and fall, you want to get ready for fall by freshen your wardrobe.

Val Lodato, Life Style expert  show us some of the trends will be seeing this fall.


Stealing a page from the 70's, fringe is back! This year though, lines like LA-based, Hammitt are glamming it up with their boho meets chic bags. We found this beauty in a stunning fall color, think merlot  it will go with everything, day and night: is showing a chic take on fringe too  perfect for our climate!'s cropped black fringe top is swank, stylish and affordable at $29.


We are pairing the fringe top with another fun fall trend: vintage skirts with a modern touch. Handcrafted in Williamsburg, VA comes TJ Sewer. If this reminds you of Carrie from "Sex in the City," you're not alone. The designer, Tabitha Sewer has said, "Whenever I am designing, I ask myself, did Carrie Bradshaw wear this?" You can find these skirts and some great new dresses at:


Another hot trend this fall  leather! Let's face it though, we live in the Valley of the Sun, so we'd roast in real leather. Instead, we suggest a more versatile and less heavy faux leather look.  SukiShufu, which means to capture the essence of tasteful fashion in Japanese, has these awesome Leatherbackâ„¢ leggings. They're crafted from Italian lycra for added breathability, moisture management, and they do a great job shaping your silhouette, without restricting movement. Sold at: or


Floral prints and whimsy boho designs are also on-point this fall, so dare to stand out with Daniel Rainn's soft, feminine, yet effortlessly stylish tops. These boho blouses will complement any woman's style, regardless of her age. They can be found in several local boutiques, such as:  Muse Apparel in Phoenix,  Alixandra Collections,  Alixandra Blue in Scottsdale,  Charmed Avenue in Scottsdale,  OBSESSED by SHANEL in Tempe, Lorelei in Tempe and Roka BTQ in Glendale. More info:


In the jewelry world, it's all about lariat necklaces  they really do a great job making petite women look taller, since they're lengthy. Also hot: chunky split rings. We found the best of the best at Stella & Dot. Her bling is always affordable and totally on target with trends.


Now that the scorching temps are behind us and the crisp feel of fall is in the can get your home smelling like the new season! We found these wonderful soy candles scented like fresh grass, hot maple toddy and red wine at It's perfect for Valley living because the designs feature preppy golf artwork, a Valley passion. $17 at:

Finally for your body, LUSH has you covered in fall yumminess! Popular scents include: Fig Leaves, Olive Branch, Toffee, Fudge, Apples, Cinnamon, Honey and the super delish, Porridge: a blend of molasses and oats! All you need to smell like the season is a body wash or one of their delish soaps!