As a former magazine editor, Marlene of Life with Mar might know a thing or two about being a blogger and you can certainly tell from her gorgeous Instagram feed, she knows a lot about fashion! There are so many stylish and smart women entrepreneurs in the Phoenix area!
Let’s meet Mar!
 Favorite thing about where you live in AZ.
We live in Old Town Scottsdale, the heart of a vibrant city! We are walking distance from the mall, boutiques, restaurants, grocery stores, and weekend events. I love that we can have a “small” city lifestyle, that includes walking to the grocery store, biking to the park with the kids or grabbing a scooter for a ride around Old Town on a sunny afternoon. And we’re less than 5 minutes away from some of the best resorts in town! This spot never gets old for us as there’s always something to do!
 Least favorite thing about where you live in AZ.
It’s hot. I have lived in Arizona almost my entire life and no, I’m not used to the heat. I get a little irritable right around July/August when there’s nothing you can do except go to the pool!
 Favorite coffee spot.
I’m not a coffee drinker, but one of my favorite spots right now is Schmooze. They have a gorgeous patio and workspace for when I need to get out of the house and grab some tea.
 Favorite spot for drinks.
Any place with a pretty patio where I can get a glass of Champagne.
 Favorite local hangout.
 Favorite breakfast spot.
Casual: Merci. Trendy: Hash Kitchen. Luxe: Brunch at Rita’s Kitchen
 Favorite lunch spot.
There are so many cute new places, but I always find myself on the patio at Olive & Ivy.
 Favorite dinner spot.
Virtu and Fat Ox
 One thing you always do/spot you always take friends from out of town to do/see.
Happy hour/sunset cocktails at Jade at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. They have some of the prettiest sunset views in the city!
 How do you like to beat the heat?
We go up to Sedona at least once a year. The brunch at L’Auberge is outstanding and we also love Ken’s Creekside! It’s a nice break from the city.
 Tell me about your blog!
Life with Mar is for modern moms and women looking for simple tips to elevate their everyday life. I share accessible, everyday outfit ideas, fashion tips, lifestyle advice, clean beauty finds and more. Because I’m in AZ, there’s typically a desert slant as we face different challenges getting dressed here. I also share some personal motherhood tips from my life as a WAHM of two kiddos under 4.