Thursday, October 12

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Purple is the new hair color for fall!

It's time to mix it up, and add some Fall color to your hair. And apparently purple is in! Mane Attraction Salon in Phoenix shows us how to add purple highlights or an overall shade of lavender to your locks. 

This year lavender, plums and violets take center stage. 

  •     The color works well on blondes and brunettes.
  •     You can go cool or warm with your purple.
  •     You can do an overall color, hombre or highlights

Vibrant colors are all the rage but it has some history.

  •     It gained popularity in the late 70's on the King's Road in London with the punk movement.
  •     The punk rockers used Kool Aid to color their hair.
  •     In the 1990's Kate Moss had bright colors.

In 2012 Katy Perry and Nicole Ritchie really began the current trend of bold colors.

  •     Even Barbie has bright hair now.  
  •     So, anyone can wear vibrant colors.

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Mane Attraction Salon
3156 E Camelback Road

Mowry & Cotton opens at The Phoenician

This fall, local vibes convene at Mowry & Cotton; the new, everyday hangout set to open at The Phoenician on Friday, Oct. 13th, featuring a spirited drink and beer list with a straight-forward, regional food menu cooked up by Chef Tandy Peterson. 

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Hours: Breakfast Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sat-Sun 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Lunch Daily 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
Dinner Daily 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Brunch Sat-Sun, Coming Soon

Mowry & Cotton at The Phoenician
6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Reservations: (480) 423-2530

360-degree views at the newly renovated Thirsty Camel Lounge

Indulge in nearly 360-degree views of Camelback Mountain in the newly refreshed Thirsty Camel lounge, where you can enjoy a pre- or post dinner drink with friends set amidst a breathtaking backdrop. 

Thirsty Camel lounge is debuting a fresh, redesigned look perfect for post-work cocktails with indoor / outdoor seating and prime views of Camelback Mountain.

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Thirsty Camel Lounge at The Phoenician Resort 
6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 423-2530

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox featured at 3rd Annual Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo 

The international climate for cannabis will be the topic of conversation when the former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, provides the keynote address for the 3rd annual Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo (SWCC) on Saturday, October 14, at 1:45 p.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., in downtown Phoenix. The SWCC Expo will bring together more than 200 exhibitors, the Arizona medical marijuana industry, international leaders, renowned industry entrepreneurs, and thousands of professionals from across the country, beginning this morning at 10 a.m.

The SWCC Expo kicks off with an Entrepreneur Investor and Employee workshop day on Thursday, October 12, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The exhibitor hall and SWCC Expo officially opens to the public, Friday and Saturday, October 13 & 14, from 10 a.m.  5 p.m.

General admission is $50 per day, workshops and special events require additional registration. For tickets or information, call 877-775-1568 or visit Also visit: for info.

Phoenix Convention Center 
100 N. 3rd St
2nd St & Washington

Garden Guy: Plant wildflower seeds for Spring

Around this time of year, the nights are cool and the days are warm and that means it's time to seed our homes with desert wildflowers. They survive in our soils with little water. Once established, a lot of desert wildflowers reseed themselves readily and are a great way to add spring and fall colors with little or no work. There are approximately 90 species of desert wildflowers, a lot of which are used for attracting birds and butterflies. They also attract a lot of beneficial insects that will help with pollination and pest control, which keeps with my philosophy of staying organic. Throwing wildflowers into parts of your yard that feel empty, garden areas, or in your front yard. They will grow virtually anywhere. Things to consider when planting wildflowers are finding an area with full sun, prepare your soil by loosening the soil to approximately 6-8 inches and then rake the soil smooth, removing the dirt clods. Once the soil is loose, mix your seeds with a little sand start to cast the seeds onto the surface of the soil. Rake the seeds into the soil, making sure these seeds are covered with 1/8 to ¼ inch of soil. Start watering the seeds 3 to 4 times weekly until the seeds surface, then cut back the water to 1 time per week. You may need to cover your wildflowers with netting to keep the birds off until they are established. Some wildflowers to consider are desert marigolds, California poppies, gaillardia, penstemon, and Shirley poppies.

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Jr Chef: Lexie Farina's chocolate chip cookies from down under

We are amazed every day at just how talented some of our Valley's youngest people are in the kitchen. Our Jr. Chef series continues with Lexie Farina whipping up her famous chocolate chip cookies, a family recipe all the way from Australia, that she shares with us. 

Gran's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup salted butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cream of tarter
1 bag of chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars, add egg and vanilla, then beat together. 
Add sifted dry ingredients and still in chocolate chips.
Scoop cookie dough by the teaspoon, and place on baking tray
Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Rapper born without a jaw releases new music 

He is unable to speak, born without a jaw, and has never tasted food. But, this 17-year-old is tasting fame, and has found his own voice through music. Isaiah Acosta, who dreamed of rapping, has become quite the local rap artist. He's already released one hit, and now he's releasing another tune. He joins us with Rapper Trap House to about his new music, bullying, and life since going viral. 

Next show performing: The Arizona Hip-Hop Festival returns to Comerica Theatre on Saturday, November 11th.

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Tara reviews the movie, "Goodbye Christopher Robin"

The movie is based on the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winne the Pooh stories by his son C.R. Milne

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