Scottsdale Vibes
Scottsdale Vibes
Michelle Media
Scottsdale Vibes, a podcast to discover more of your favorite community. From Troon North to South Scottsdale, I’ll introduce you to the people and places that make up The West Most Western Town. Each week I’ll spotlight a person, place or event here in Scottsdale. We’ll talk golfing, staycations, delicious restaurants and SO much more. I’m a southern girl in a western world, learning the ropes as I go.
Scottsdazzle this Holiday Season
The lights are shinning bright and the temps are dropping too. That means the holiday's are right around the corner. And what better way to celebrate than with Scottsdazzle. Jackie Contaldo is at the table to tell us about all the great events she and her team planned. Six weeks of fun-filled holiday cheer. Dr. Rob DiVito of AZ Center of Laser Dentistry as well as April & Stephanie from Jeremy Mueller's State Farm agency tell us their favorite holiday activites.  Calendar of Events is Brought to you by Notre Dame Prep ScottsdazzleBe sure to check out the events today. They can sell out quickly! Enchant @ Salt River FieldsCome enjoy an evening of fun with lights, hot chocolate, ice skating and more. Running now through Jan 1. Ron White at Talking StickThere’s a few tickets left for the late show. Grab them while you can. Have a good chuckle after a week with the family. Standing room only is $35 or tickets are $60  
Nov 20
32 min
Confidence through Influencing
We have two more Influencers from the What She Said Event, Jessica Daniels and Nicole Ryan. Each lady has a differnt journey and path to fame on social media. But their message, of self-confidence and positivity is something they don't shy away from. We also welcome Birdcall to the podcast! Their all-natural, locally sourced menu is the most delicious. Hear what else they're doing to give back to the community.  Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep  Lot’s happening at WestWorld this weekend.    American Cup ChampionshipThis weekend only the show caters to youth and amateur riders by giving them an opportunity to show at a premium level at a beautiful venue.  25th Speedway Motors Southwest National Good-Guys car show is happening this weekend at WestWorld too. GA tickets are $25 and can be bought online. Go get your car fix as we prepare for Barett-Jackson next February. Harkins Classic Movie EventEvery Tuesday from now through December, Harkins theaters are showing classic movies on Tuesday’s nights for $5. Show time is at 7pm. They have Karate Kid, Elf, Good Will Hunting and more. 
Nov 13
33 min
Brittany Driscoll, CEO of Squeeze Massage
Brittany Driscoll is a well-known power house in the female leadership world. Former head of marketing at Drybar, she's taken her entrepreneurship talents and formed a winning team to open a new age massage parlor, Squeeze Massage. A franchise business model, CEO Brittany Driscoll is hitting the middle market of spa services with a memebership based, technology focused company. Opening here in Scottsdale, Squeeze Massage has big plans for huge growth and success.  We also have Dr. Rob DiVito with AZ Center for Laser Dentistry and Jeremy Mueller with State Farm at the table. We talk about what makes Scottsdale so sought after when it comes to new business like Squeeze Massage.  Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep  Squeeze MassageGet $20 off your monthly membership if you buy now! And that deal never expires.  AZ Barrels, Bottle and Brews @Salt River FieldHappening Saturday, Nov 12 from 2-5pm there will be over 2dz Brewery, Distillery and wineries to sample. Designated drivers get in for $19 but everyone else’s ticket prices start at $60.  Alan Cumming @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Tony winner, Emmy nominated actor and comedian Alan Cumming is coming for one-night only this Saturday. Tickets start at $65 and show time is 8pm.  Last weekend for Scottsdale Quarter Concert Series and Canal Convergence. It’s Scottsdale’s time to shine to go out and enjoy. 
Nov 6
36 min
Scottsdale Influencer's
The insta-influencer game is a game changer for many. But how do you become a viral hit? At the What She Said event this earlier this year, I meet two of Scottsdale influencers, Ashley Paige and Aubari Nicole. Hear how they took their new followers on a journey of truth and acceptance.  Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep  Expedition Day This Saturday, Nov 5 from 9am-1pm at Lost Dog Trailhead. Fun, family friendly event to learn more about what’s in our own backyard. Come and enjoy the activities then go on a hike. This is one my family's favorite places to hike and mt bike. NDP Culinary Festival Happening Sat Nov 12 from 6-10 pm. Come and taste some delicious food from local restaurants, sip on some adult beverages to wash it down. It is 21+ so come and enjoy a night out.  Canal ConvergenceHappening at the Scottsdale Waterfront Nov 4-13. Local and international artist bring their best to light up the Waterfront. It’s a great time to come by yourself, with a date or family.  Special Thanks to... Jeremy Mueller Birdcall Dr. Rob DiVito Shawn Shackelton 
Oct 31
33 min
SUSD Board Candidates, Carine Werner & Amy Carney
This week we have the remaining two candidates running for SUSD school board, Carine Werner and Amy Carney. Each candidate were asked the same questions as the previous candidates. Please do your due deligence as a Scottsdale resident and do your research on each candidate. And most importanly, GO VOTE!  Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep  It’s Halloween weekend! Go be spooky and have a great time. So many of the hotels, are having Halloween parties so check those out. Or, stay home and cozy watching spooky movies. I’m a personal fan of some of the classic’s, House on Haunted Hill, Exorcists the creepy, suspenseful ones. The Princess, Phonecian, W Hotel and more.  Kierland Wine & Art Festival  Happening next weekend, Oct 29-30 Explore Arizona’s wine regions with wine tasting from 15 of the state’s best wineries, while strolling down Main Street, listening to live musical entertainment, and enjoying Art from around the globe.  * Saturday Wine Glass + 10 Tastings $35.00 * Sunday – Wine Glass + 10 Tastings $30.00 * 5 Extra Tasting Tickets $10.00 Canal Convergence @ Scottsdale Waterfront Nov 4-13 go and experience one-of-a-kind art from local and international artists. The art show will light up starting at 6pm. Click the link the show notes for a direct link to the event.
Oct 24
24 min
SUSD Board Candidates
Election Day is right around the corner. Your vote matters and affects us all. I encourage everyone to take the time to research the candidates and go vote.  This week I have 3 of the 5 SUSD board candidates, Mary Gaudio, Andrea Keck and Robb Vaules. Each candidate got the same questions and same amount of time.  Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep    AZ Boardwalk FREE Family Festival hosted by Macaroni Kid Happening this Saturday, Oct 22 from 2-5pm. Come in your Halloween costume for an afternoon of family fun. Your favorite podcast will be there, along with many other local vendors, to meet you all. There will be plenty of candy, fun and games.    Fall Concert Series at Scottsdale QuarterFree music on Saturday nights from 5-7pm. Grab some to-go food from one of the many delicious restaurants there. Enjoy a lovely evening out with your neighbors. This week is Chad Freeman and Redline   Kierland Wine & Art Festival  Happening next weekend, Oct 29-30 Explore Arizona’s wine regions with wine tasting from 15 of the state’s best wineries, while strolling down Main Street, listening to live musical entertainment, and enjoying Art from around the globe.  * Saturday Wine Glass + 10 Tastings $35.00 * Sunday – Wine Glass + 10 Tastings $30.00 * 5 Extra Tasting Tickets $10.00   Special Thanks to our Sponsors... Jeremy Mueller of State Farm Insurance Dr. Rob DiVito of AZ Center for Laser Dentistry Shawn Shackelton Real Estate Notre Dame Prepe HS  
Oct 17
39 min
Small Business Saturday: Stop & Breathe with Susan Ginsberg
We've all heard the line "Stop and take a deep breath" but do you really know how to breathe? Susan Ginsberg of Stop and Breathe is a well known teacher of breathing and visualizing success. She helps every day neighbors like you and I, Executives from the top down and even helped the US Marines for a weekend of training. It really is amazing when you learn how to breath properly and what it can do for the brain. You can think clearer, make better decisions and turn your idea into reality. It all starts with B.I.G. and Susan is here to teach us how.    Click here to learn more about Stop and Breathe
Oct 10
30 min
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
We are so lucky to live within the McDowell Mts. So many of us enjoy the hiking, biking, running rails, equastrain trails and more. But there is so much more going on behind the scenese to make the conservancy spectacular. Claire Musser and Trevor Hefner join Alicia at the table to talk about all the great events starting up.  Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep  Taste of Italy & Music Festival  This weekend At Scottsdale Waterfront. What better way to celebrate a beautiful Fall day than on the waterfront eating fresh pasta, pizza and maybe a little wine to wash it down. Buy your tickets before you go to save 50%. And as always, kids under 12 are free!  McDowell Sonoran Upcoming Events So many activities for all ages happening each weekend and a couple events in the middle of the week.  NDP Culinary Festival Happening Nov 12. Come and enjoy local cuisines and drinks with your ticket. Open to the public, it’s a delicious way to support our local community.
Oct 10
25 min
How veganism almost killed her
Monica’s conflict over incorporating animal protein and going Paleo in order to recover her health was the most difficult dilemma she had ever faced because she was born and raised Vegan by a famed Animal Rights Activist, Alex Hershaft. After being unable to resolve her illness as a Vegan, she finally got her health back after adopting an altered Paleo style diet along with specific supplementation. Learn more about her upcoming 12 week program  "Find out WHAT'S causing your mystery symptoms & WHAT to do to get your health back on track with our 12 week online Health Reboot Masterclass for Mystery Symptoms." For $100 off SV100 during checkout (normally $997) Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep  Taste of Italy & Music Festival  Oct 15-16 At Scottsdale Waterfront. What better way to celebrate a beautiful Fall day than on the waterfront eating fresh pasta, pizza and maybe a little wine to wash it down. Buy your tickets before you go to save 50%. And as always, kids under 12 are free!  Fall Ball @Salt River Fields Go and enjoy some minor league play while enjoying some cooler temps. Lots of fun, cheap tickets and a way to extend the baseball season.  NDP Culinary Festival Happening Nov 12. Come and enjoy local cuisines and drinks with your ticket. Open to the public, it’s a delicious way to support our local community.
Oct 3
45 min
Notre Dame Prep
We check in with Notre Dame Prep to hear all the exciting things going on. We talk about changes within this school year, the big November evetns coming up and more.  But first, it's always good to check in with our favorite dentist and State Farm agent, Dr. Rob DiVito of AZ Center for Laser Dentistry and Jeremy Mueller with State Farm insurance.    Calendar of Events Brought you by Notre Dame Prep    Immersive King Tut ExhibitOpening on Friday Sept 30 at Lighthouse Art Space, this immersive exhibit takes you back in time to visit one of the most famous Egyptian tombs.  OldTown Farmer's Market is backStarting it’s 14th year in Old Town, the farmer’s market is back. Located off Brown street in Old Town, come and buy from local vendors with unique and delicious fair. Every Saturday through April from 8am-1pm RailFair at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park This Saturday, Oct 1 from 10am-5pm, come and see multiple outdoor model train layouts on display from a variety of railroading clubs, a variety of historical railroading artifacts, iconic steam engines will be running all day on the main track around the park. If you are lucky, you might even get to catch a ride on a rare “double header”, where the engineers will connect engines #10 and #11 together for one amazing trip around the park! 
Sep 26
35 min
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