Testimonials

 
Essential Magazines was made manifest from one man’s vision. For years, the Essential brand was but a one-man show. Arthur Piubeni, the Founder and Publisher, had an idea…to bring to each community a publication that reflected the people, businesses, organizations and events of those localities.
 
 

“I wanted to let you know how well written I thought the article on our brokerage was. Truly one of the best written articles I’ve ever seen done on our brokerage over all the years so please pass along a sincere thank you to your writer Sara as she did a great job.”

Much appreciated and keep up the great work!

Phil Wehmeyer, ABR, CRS, CNE

Durango Mountain Realty

 
 

“I Wanted to send a quick note to let you know are owners and guest really enjoy your magazine.  I have had numerous comments in regards to how well the magazine is put together to how beautiful the photographs are.  They all seem to enjoy the information that is provided and have stated that it has helped them make decision in regards to their vacation.

Thank you so much for proving us such a wonderful magazine.”

Kristine Carll

General Manager – Wyndham Durango Resort

 
 

“The day the magazine dropped; Lisa saw it in Mariposa from 10 feet away. She recognized it was the new Essential Sedona Fall & Winter by the cover. At each of the restaurants - Dahl & Di Luca, Cucina Rustica, Pisa Lisa and Mariposa the magazines are near the entrances. I watch guests as they first see the cover and then pick up a copy. The initial impression you get is - high quality publication.

For myself let me say, “What an issue!” You’ve done an incredible job bringing it all together. The content, the layout and the stories. Well done. Each issue is very well done but this one really speaks for Sedona. They have a tempo as you page through. Adding the Real Estate Round-table infused a new substantive connection for readers whether they are residents or visitors.

            I’m proud to be a photographic contributor to Essential Sedona! Thank you for including me in your tour de force.”

Scott Yates

Sedona Photographer + Designer for Dahl Group

 
 

“Essential Sedona is an amazing publication highlighting Sedona and the Verde Valley!

We have advertised with Essential Sedona for 3 editions and have received great feedback from our clients. It’s been a pleasure to work with Arthur and his professional team who offer great support to ensure all is completed to perfection.

Arthur has provided the opportunity to share this beautiful publication with our clients who have really enjoyed this special gift!

            Essential Sedona is truly a keepsake!”

Jill Galea

Sedona’s New Day Spa

 
 

“I just want you to know Arthur that this is without a doubt your best magazine publication since you began the magazine the entire magazine is stunning my 93-year-old mother is looking at HPH and cannot get over how beautifully done this is aunt my article is literally flawless and I must find the proper way to thank Sylvia and whoever late out the article with you did a phenomenal job well done is an understatement!!!!”

Lisa Dahl, Owner and Founder, Dahl Restaurant Group:

Pisa Lisa, Cucina Rustica, Dahl and Deluca, Mariposa

 
 

"Arthur Piubeni is one of the great people doing great business in Sedona, Arizona.  As a new and upcoming independent business in the area we chose to invest and advertise in Essential Sedona Magazine. This decision continues to bring tremendous daily positive feedback from both the local and tourist customers. Thanks to Arthur and Essential Sedona Magazine, my flourishing professional vision is now becoming a reality."

Eve Hunter

The Literate Lizard Bookstore - Sedona, Arizona

 
 

“There has been no better advertising source for us since we arrived last fall in the Village of Oak Creek - Sedona, Arizona. Arthur, the owner of Essential Sedona came in to visit with us and helped create what has become a centerpiece article on our new restaurant, The Speakeasy Supper Club and our Majestic Theatre.

            The quality of Arthur’s efforts, his wonderful staff writer, and editor have created an amazingly beautiful, high quality article that covers a great deal of our efforts here in establishing a new restaurant in a very tough market, namely The Village of Oak Creek - Sedona.

            Through Arthur’s graciousness in so many ways, we have gotten wonderful response from patrons from around the world in just a couple weeks since the article came out. We have found a nice start of increase in business that we would like to attribute to this article.

            We are now in discussions with Arthur on his fall magazine and further articles that may help advance our concepts and we are very excited to work with him and his group! I, and my partner highly recommend this magazine for anyone proud and excited about their business. It is a sure winner!”

            Great Job Arthur!!! 

Jeffery A. Schutt, D. Melissa Price

The Speakeasy Sedona, The Majestic Theatre Sedona

 
 

“In the 18 years that I have lived in Sedona, we have not had a first-class publication like Sedona Essentials. The magazine is truly a class act! The publisher, Arthur Piubeni, is friendly, conscientious, and easy to work with and always has my company’s best interests at heart. He goes above and beyond what is required to make sure that my work is displayed to perfection. I have yet to experience another publication that is willing to work so hard to keep me as a satisfied customer and friend!”

Stephanie Larson

Stephanie Larson Interior Design

 
 

“For almost 30 years, Mountain Trails Gallery has represented award winning artists from throughout North America.  Over those many years, we have advertised in a variety of publications hoping to bring our artists and fine art collectors together. Essential Sedona Magazine allows us a new way to accomplish our objective. It’s polished look and layout combined with timely articles provide a beautifully attractive publication that has resulted in not only an increase in visitors to the gallery, but numerous sales.  Since its inception, Essential Sedona Magazine has grown both in size and quality, and continues to inform collectors of the many fine art offerings available in the gallery.”

Julie Williams, Gallery Director

Mountain Trails Gallery Sedona at Tlaquepaque