2022 Best of Utah Valley: Places + Faces

Best Kept Secret IV Mama Chu’s Mexican Restaurant Simply Cheesecake   Most Influential Person Emily Belle Freeman Rachel Parcell Michelle Kafusi   Best Local Photo Op Provo Center Street   Best Local Podcast The BadBroadcast   Best Social Media Influencer Late with Kate Tia B. Stokes Cake by Courtney   Best TikTok @theblackmenaces @minky.couture @mrcharliebird […]

2022 Best of Utah Valley: Entertainment

Best Annual Local Event Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Strawberry Days Tulip Festival, Thanksgiving Point   Best Art Museum BYU Museum of Art Springville Museum of Art Moon’s Rare Books   Best Dance Studio Turning Point Dance Studio The Dance Academy The Dance Conservatory   Best Charitable Event Chalk the Block for Charity Utah Timpanogos Storytelling […]

2022 Best of Utah Valley: Home Services

Best Cabinets Barlow’s Wood Classics Carriage House Cabinet Masters   Best Carpet Cleaner TruRinse Carpet Zerorez Chem-Dry   Best Cleaning Service Blue Agave Cleaning Merry Maids American Housekeeping of Utah   Best Countertops Utah Valley Granite Creative Granite The Stone Shop   Best Electrician Black Diamond Experts Captain Electric Any & All Electric   Best […]

2022 Best of Utah Valley: Doctors + Dentists

20 Best Audiology Peak ENT Kipp M. Robins MD (Revere Health) Timpanogos Hearing & Balance   Best Chiropractic Utah Valley Chiropractic Axcess Accident Center Mountain View Chiropractic   Best Counseling Center Aspen Counseling Services Wasatch Mental Health Utah Valley Counseling   Best Dentist Floss Family Dentistry Aspen Heights Dental TIE: Greg G. Pitts D.D.S. + Springville […]

2022 Best of Utah Valley: Auto

Best Car Wash Quick Quack Car Wash Wiggy Wash Lee’s Round-Up & Car Wash   Best Collision Repair Unique Auto Body Clegg Auto Body Cascade Collision Repair   Best New Car Dealership Tim Dahle Ford Paul Lankford Buick GMC Larry H. Miller Lexus of Lindon   Best Used Car Dealership PMR Auto Driven Auto Sales […]

2022 Best of Utah Valley: Restaurants

Best Bakery Momo’s Gourmet Cheesecake Co. Cravings Alisha’s Cupcakes Lehi Bakery   Best Barbecue R&R Barbeque Bam Bam’s BBQ 5 Star BBQ   Tucanos Brazilian Grill Rodizio Grill (TIE) Lucy’s Brazilian Kitchen + Braza Grill   Best Burger Seven Brothers Chubby’s Cafe JCWs   Best Casual Restaurant Chubby’s Neighborhood Cafe Texas Roadhouse Black Sheep Cafe […]

2022 Best of Utah Valley: Professional Services

Best Accountant Squire Companies Gilbert & Stewart, CPA Strong & Strong   Best Bank Central Bank Zions Bank Rock Canyon Bank   Best Company to Work For Eddy Central Bank Aptive Environmental   Best Credit Union Utah Community Credit Union (TIE) Mountain America Credit Union + America First Credit Union Alpine Credit Union   Best […]

2022 Best of Utah Valley: Retail

Best Clothing Boutique      Bohme      Called to Surf      Amara Med Spa, Salon & Boutique   Best Floral Shop      Foxglove Flowers & Gifts      Wright Flower Company      Flower Patch   Best Fresh Produce Rowley’s Red Barn Allred Orchards The Barn – Wall Brothers   Best Jeweler […]

2022 Best of Utah Valley: Beauty + Health

  Best Beauty School Acaydia Spa and School of Aesthetics Aveda Institute Provo Taylor Andrews Best Brows Amara Med Spa, Salon & Boutique Summit Spa and Float Calm Spa & Salon   Best Day Spa Amara Med Spa, Salon & Boutique Summit Spa & Float The Retreat   Best Eyelashes Amara Med Spa, Salon & […]

That one time I…. Acquired an original Carl Bloch

BYU Museum of Art began permanently exhibiting ‘Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda’ two decades ago    A Danish painter from the 1800s is arguably the most well-known religious artist among Utahns even more than a century and a half after he painted the life of Christ in the Frederiksborg Palace collection.    LDS Church […]

Diljeet Taylor: Motherhood plus a coaching career creates full life in the 40s

   As she was figuring out a new finish line after graduation, her coach asked if she had considered being a coach herself. He saw potential in her for mentoring athletes even before Diljeet saw that side of herself.    Fast forward two decades, and Diljeet is the associate director of cross country and track […]

Utah Valley’s Own Coachella

   Music, art and good food are the ingredients of a community in tune with the good life. With the post-pandemic calendar coming alive, the arts are ready to take center stage. And center fork.    On June 19, Fork Fest is bringing together 29 bands, three stages, and hundreds of attendees.    Harrington Center […]

To Do list: Dry cleaning, Joe’s Thing, produce ‘Bernie Mittens’

     Before Bernie made wool mittens popular in his iconic, meme-tastic photo taken at the presidential inauguration, Pleasant Grove’s Love Woolies had been warming hands for more than 11 years.    “This company started in 2008 because my sister was given a pair of sweater mittens made by a friend,” says Love Woolies owner […]

Fab40: Tatum Chiniquy

As it turns out, Nephi’s wife is a young actress from Utah Valley. Tatum Chiniquy, who is pursuing a career in film, was cast in the recent Book of Mormon videos for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While studying as a freshman at BYU, Tatum also starred in “Love, Kennedy” directed by […]

Fab40: Blake Barlow

Honey, you won’t bee-lieve everything Blake Barlow has going on. Salesman of enterprise digital marketing technology by day and professional actor by night, Blake keeps the lights (and spotlights) on. Beekeeper Blake is also co-owner of Barlow Arts Conservatory with his superwoman wife, Jenny. Although this job description is often filled with heavy lifting of […]

Fab40: Elcio Zanatta

Elcio Zanatta and his wife, Mirian, tag-team life as a married couple, as well as business partners. The owners of Aubergine & Company are committed to improving their clients’ health and energy through better eating. Aubergine is serving up goodness in Orem, Lehi, Sugarhouse, Riverton and American Fork. Elcio and Mirian have international ties to […]

Fab40: Sasha Sloan

While quarantining, Sasha Sloan started Archive Sunday, a thrift shop for avid fans of fantasy books and movies, just like herself. Sasha drained the $300 in her bank account to curate a set of vintage Star Wars T-shirts, which she bleached by hand, built a website and quietly listed her merchandise at 3 a.m. After […]

Fab40: Lisa Elzey

Lisa Elzey’s passion for family history began at 8 years old when she started her first family tree. Although she worked in the entertainment industry for 25 years, she landed her dream job at Ancestry eight years ago — a job that combined her love of storytelling with her love for ancestors. Lisa now helps […]

Fab40: Bradley Lever

Three is company. And harmony. Bradley Quinn Lever is a member of the popular trio Gentri, which has performed with Kristin Chenoweth, Alfie Boe, Lexi Walker and many more. Bradley has the voice of an angel and a soul to match. Gentri, short for Gentleman Trio, is comprised of Bradley, Casey Elliot and Brad Robbins. […]

Fab40: Rachel Kesler

Rachel Kesler is passionate about business and ice cream, which makes running two Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream franchises (in Orem and Lehi) a perfect swirl. Ice cream is the family’s native language. Rachel’s in-laws also run a few Handel’s Ice Cream shops in California. See page 47 to find out what National Geographic had to […]

Fab40: Scout Smith

While many might think you have to live in New York or LA to make acting a full-time gig, that’s not the case for the fabulous Scout Smith. Her love for the arts began on the stage where she has starred in countless roles at Hale Center Theater both in Orem and in Sandy. In […]

Fab40: McCall Weekes

   McCall Weekes puts her time where her heart is. As a mother of two — who both arrived through successful fertility treatments — McCall is filled with empathy and compassion toward couples who are having a hard time getting pregnant. She puts this passion to work as she fundraises for Hope for Fertility. This […]

Fab40: Amber Eldridge

Wife, mother of two, boss-babe, accomplished artist and painter, Amber Eldridge’s life is filled with meaningful creation. Amber, also known as @thecoloramber, paints comfort, life lessons and relationships with each brush stroke. After becoming a mom, she turned her artistic talent into a business and has been providing the world with beautiful work ever since. […]

Fab40: Oyoyo Bonner

If musicality and performing are genetic, the Bonner family is Exhibit A and B. Oyoyo Bonner is the seventh of eight children, and together their family has released  two albums and an EP with Deseret Book. Pre-Covid, Oyoyo also performed in “Book of Mormon: The Musical” on Broadway for three years. Once live theater picks […]

Fab40: Charlie Bird

You might know him as Cosmo, ESPN’s #1 Mascot, a podcast host, author, mentor and advocate. Charlie Bird’s most famous moments came while wearing a Cosmo mask in viral videos with the Cougarettes. But Chapter 2 of Charlie’s life is summed up in his recent book title: “Without the Mask: Coming out and Coming into […]