A to Z – Marlene of Life with Mar

A to Z interview series with Arizona bloggers

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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!

A to Z – Marlene of Life with Mar


[1] 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!

[2] 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!

[3] 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.

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[4] Favorite spot for drinks.
Any place with a pretty patio where I can get a glass of Champagne.

[5] Favorite local hangout.


[6] Favorite breakfast spot.

Casual: Merci. Trendy: Hash Kitchen. Luxe: Brunch at Rita’s Kitchen

[7] Favorite lunch spot.

There are so many cute new places, but I always find myself on the patio at Olive & Ivy.

[8] Favorite dinner spot.

Virtu and Fat Ox

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[9] 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!

[10] 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.

[11] 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.

Thanks, Marlene!

You can keep up with Marlene on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest and of course on her blog. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her Arizona adventures!

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  1. Jackie Mikkelson
    April 11, 2019

    Her blog sounds amazing! I will have to check her out.

  2. Mimi
    April 11, 2019

    She sounds like a lovely person, will check out her site

  3. Amanda Martin
    April 11, 2019

    She sounds wonderful! I really want to visit Scottsdale and she makes me want to go even more.

  4. Amberly
    April 11, 2019

    Fun! Thanks for introducing us to her!

  5. Marina
    April 12, 2019

    Love this girl’s smile. Will check her pages 🙂

  6. Tiffany Montgomery
    April 15, 2019

    Love this! Great moto too. Tips to elevate her everyday. Such a great goal in life… making each day better than the last!

  7. Jaimee
    April 15, 2019

    She sounds fun! I’ll have to check out her blog 🙂

  8. Melody
    April 15, 2019

    I’ll definitely have to check out her blog! I always love finding new style bloggers to connect with

  9. Jordan
    April 15, 2019

    What a great idea for a series! Marlene has such a cute family and a great sense of style!

  10. Michelle
    April 17, 2019

    Thanks for the insight I would live to check her out!

  11. Clarice
    April 22, 2019

    Just checked her blog and its inspiring and practical. Thank you for sharing your interview with Marlene. She’s inspiring.


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