West Valley Trendsetters

West Valley women discover what's hot around town

These amazing women—trendsetters in the West Valley—love their local community. Each one gets out and about to explore what's hot and what you must not miss. Each one has a great Instagram presence and invites you to follow along to check out the area's latest trends.

1 Rebecca Taig @rebecca.taig @rebecca.taighome

Rebecca Taig is the voice, cook, photographer, and designer behind RebeccaTaig.com, a gluten-free recipe, entertaining, and home decor website. Rebecca lives in North Peoria with her husband and their Coton De Tulear, Coco. "My goal is to produce easy-to-make delicious gluten-free food that anyone will enjoy!" says Rebecca. When she's not in the kitchen, she's decorating her home. Her interior style is "transitional meets French glam, with a bit of modern twist." RebeccaTaig.com

2 Jenna Oxford @sunnyjennadanielle

Jenna Oxford moved from Texas to the West Valley, where she now lives with her husband and daughter. Jenna is the Director of Events & Marketing for Westside Concepts and Fire House Event Center. Jenna frequently showcases her personal style on her Instagram feed. "I like versatile and timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched," says Jenna. But she's been experimenting with some color. "Desert pinks, mauves and yellows match my sunny personality. Timeless, classy, a bit boho—that's the vibe I love." JennaDanielle.com

3 Florinda Wilson @sparklemomm.blog

Florinda Wilson is the Creative Director and Founder of Sparkle Momm Marketing, which has more than 125K views each month. She was recently named Top 25 Entrepreneurs to Lookout For in 2021 by Phoenix Entrepreneurs Magazine. Florinda has helped countless Indigenous small business owners, busy entrepreneurs and luxury hotel brands. The stay-at-home mom of three specializes in social media management and creating family content. Sparklemomm.com

4 Katie Roe & Kristi Hunter @upperwestsidephx

Katie Roe and Kristi Hunter run Upper West Side PHX, a social media-based grassroots community movement encouraging specialty shops and restaurants to open locations on the Upper West Side. Katie and Kristi focus on advocating for their community, updating followers about what's coming, and supporting local businesses. "As long-time North Peoria residents," says the power duo, "we take a lot of pride in our community. The NW Valley is so beautiful, everyone is friendly, and it's a great community to live in." UWSPHX.com

5 Christina Barrueta @writeonrubee

Food writer Christina Barrueta resides in the Northwest Valley, but if you follow her award-winning Instagram, you’ll see her photos feature restaurant gems throughout the state. An Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame inductee, she’s also the author of Arizona Wine: A History of Perseverance and Passion and Phoenix Cooks cookbook. Christina is also the contributing editor at The SOMM Journal and a regular contributor to other Arizona-based magazines. WriteonRubee.com

6 Susan Lanier-Graham @wanderwithwonder

Susan Lanier-Graham is the editor-in-chief of North Peoria Lifestyle. After 25 years in the Valley, Susan is excited to be a West Valley resident and share some of her favorite finds. She has been a freelance food, wine and travel writer and editor for 30 years. Susan also owns WanderWithWonder.com, where she shares wow moments with more than 250K readers and social media followers monthly. "I'm so honored to discover and share wow moments in the West Valley with all of you." WanderWithWonder.com

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