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4. Simplify Shopping
While shopping tends to be an enjoyable sport for most, at Scottsdale Fashion Square, one roving mall concierge is heightening the experience through superior customer service, dedication and a welcoming personality.
Upon meeting Peter Harden, it becomes evident that he loves life and he loves his work, though he is hard pressed to call it a job. “For me, it isn’t like a job but more of an opportunity to see different friends each day,” Harden says.
As the mall’s “Roving Concierge,” Harden can be found escorting shoppers to stores, holding bags for clients in dressing rooms and walking celebrities through the shopping haven, among many other tasks. “Peter’s nickname is Mayor of Scottsdale Fashion Square,” says Kate Birchler, senior marketing manager. “Local celebrities and celebrities, in general, all know him and want to walk with Peter. Typically, if people see Peter with someone, there is just an assumption that this person is a VIP.”
Counting among his friends, Harden notes Robin Williams, Rihanna, Muhammed Ali, Chris Rock, and the list goes on. “Peter is the face of Fashion Square,” says Steve Helm, property manager. “When people think of Fashion Square, they think of Peter and that adds a personality to it.” www.fashionsquare.com.

5. Find a Caring Nanny
Beth Weise has been in the child care industry for more than 27 years. Needless to say, she knows how to spot a good nanny. As the CEO of Caring Nannies, based in Scottsdale, Weise facilitates nanny-family introductions after a rigorous nanny screening process. “I am constantly happily amazed at the high caliber of candidates that want to do this type of work,” Weise says.
With a database of more than a thousand qualified nannies in Arizona, Weise says each nanny represents the attributes that make an exceptional caregiver. “We feel that the most important job of a nanny is to bring passion and joy to the life of a child and peace of mind to a family.” 480.946.3423, www.acaringnanny.com.