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CONTENTS

Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 VOLUME 30, NO. 4

SPECIAL FEATURES 15

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Remembering … Dorothy McGuire Williamson

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2012 Heart Ball

35 Trends in Fundraising: Have tough times changed things? 38

Trends in Design by Ernesto Garcia

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TGen marks an anniversary

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TRIO launches 3 galas in one package

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Defenders of Children

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Phoenix Theatre Opening Night

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2012 Trendsetters at an Evening of Trends

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Evening of Trends Cocktail Party

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Evening of Trends Runway Pictures

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Gammage Gala

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Patsy Lowry Opening Reception

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Connections of Hope: Teen Lifeline

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Key to the Cure

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Moondance at the Heard

42 Rendez-Zoo 44

Maxie’s House

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Porch Party

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The Executive Committee of the 2012 Heart Ball Photography: Scott Foust/Image Industry, 480.633.3740 All gowns courtesy of Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale, 480.990.2100 Hair and makeup: Laura Flagler, 602.579.8219 Fine jewelry courtesy of Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100 Heart Ball 2012 www.trendspublishing.com

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10 Artist Profile: Patsy Lowry at Paradise Valley Town Hall 13

La Dolce Vita

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Trends in Phoenix

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Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum

36 Spotlight on the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 43

Hostess Gifts

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Pets of the Month

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You Might Want to Think About …

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Wedding Bells

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REMEMBERING SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART VOLUME 30, NO. 4

Remembering ... Dorothy McGuire Williamson By Bill Dougherty

Most people in the Valley will remember Dorothy McGuire Williamson as a beautiful, impeccably dressed socialite and 1986 Trendsetter. But she was much more than that. The six-time gold record recipient passed away early this fall surrounded by friends and family. Dorothy, along with sisters Phyllis and Christine, gained great fame in the late 1950s and well into the 1960s with the trio’s smash hits “Sincerely” and “Sugartime.” Those two hits alone would catapult the McGuire Sisters to international fame and recognition for the rest of their lives. It was perhaps an era when you had to have talent to become successful, unlike today. After two decades of television appearances, Dorothy, along with her longtime husband, Lowell Williamson, stepped back to raise their family in Paradise Valley. Dorothy, always looking as though she had emerged from a department store window, was a lady in every sense and a philanthropist who was more than happy to lend her prestigious name to countless Valley charities. You always knew when Dorothy was in the room. Her star quality was very apparent, and her blinding smile and personality infectious. In 1994 I had the opportunity to sit next to Dorothy and Lowell Williamson at a Childhelp gala, shortly after the charity moved its headquarters to Arizona. What an amazing couple. Both were not only glamorous in every aspect of the word, but genuine and very caring about their community. In 2006 Trends honored Dorothy as a Trendsetter Ambassador along with the rest of the Trendsetters from 1986. She arrived looking simply amazing, as did the rest of her

Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY Editor: BILL MACOMBER Travel Editors: MARY MORRISON | LAUREN AND IAN WRIGHT Lifestyle Editor: KATHY DESANTO Feature Writer: JENNA LEE DILLON Advertising Manager: HEATHER MORRISON 602.376.0966 | hmorrison@trendspublishing.com Executive Consultant: SUZANNE EDER Senior Intern: JILLIAN LITTLETON New York Correspondent: JJ BUCHANON Los Angeles Correspondent: JENNIFER BENTLEY Art Direction: STEPHANIE SWEET, SWEET DESIGNS Fashion Photographers: SCOTT FOUST, IMAGE-INDUSTRY Senior Society Photographers: PETER AND SALLY KRZYKOS Society Editors: LAYNE ALEXANDER | J.J. BREWER | LAURA BISHOP TANNER FLYNN | DEBBIE MORRIS | FRANK SCHMUCK CONNIE SUNDAY | SUE WILSON | KRYSTA WALLACE Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER Webmaster: BRAD FEUERSTEIN Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC Printing: MEDIA PRINT Information Technology: INSWIFT Music Production: CHRIS BECKLEY/THE PRODUCTION GROUP Special Events Coordinator: ROBYN LEE Special Events Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Trisha Anthony, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Susan Doria, Sandy Hecomovich, Nan Howlett, Donna Johnson, Julie Prusak, Jinger Richardson, Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler and Ellie Ziegler SUBSCRIPTIONS: To guarantee receiving every issue of TRENDS, send a check for $25 (one year), $45 (two years) or $70 (three years) to Trends executive office (address below). Subscription will start the next month of publication. No refunds. Please send checks and address changes to: TRENDS Publishing 5685 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite E160, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Phone: (480) 990-9007 Fax: (480) 990-0048 Website: www.trendspublishing.com

was lucky. Her philanthropy, mesmerizing personality and fame made

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her one of the toughest acts to follow. She will be missed.

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classmates. I think anyone who knew Dorothy McGuire Williamson

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Deciding to take an active role in my own I taught my three children to never healthcare, I wanted an expert team I could count give up. After my breast cancer diagnosis on. I enrolled in the Executive Health Program. I followed my own advice and got a My answer was Mayo Clinic.

second opinion. There’s always hope. My answer was Mayo Clinic.

Michelle King Robson, Phoenix, AZ founder, chairperson and CEO, EmpowHER.com Kim Loving

Like Kim, thousands of patients come to Mayo Clinic every year for cancer treatment, diagnosis or a second opinion. Our team approach to care means you have a compassionate group of specialists - all Michelle empowered byWe thework Mayowith Clinic Executive Health Program, and which comprehensive workingwas together for you. many insurance companies areperforms an in-network providerphysical for examinations in a compressed time period, and not just for busy executives. Mayo Clinic combines diagnostic many people, most of whom don’t need a physician’s referral. Requesting an appointment is easy at www. expertise with internationally recognized care and service. The Executive Health program is available at Mayo mayoclinic.org/arizona. FindAZ; your answer atMN; Mayo Clinic. Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Rochester, and Jacksonville, FL. To schedule an appointment, visit mayoclinic.org/executive-health or call (866) 518-4237.

ARTIST PROFILE

Patsy Lowry This third-generation Phoenician has lived in Arizona all her life. She attended Xavier Prep and took a degree at Arizona State University. Her life here shows in her work. Patsy Lowry’s large-scale acrylic paintings are as full of color as a beautiful desert sky in November or a bright red flower on top of a barrel cactus. “The colors of Arizona are my palette,” she says. “My senses are heightened and awakened by the shapes, forms and textures of the Arizona landscape. I am surrounded by mountains, cactus and the desert. Every morning, I am awakened to the sunrise in the east. And in the evening, there is a sunset in the west to set my soul on fire.”

Recently, Patsy opened a retrospective show at Paradise Valley Town Hall that will be up all year. It was tribute, of sorts, to this artist whose work tells the story without words of the landscape we share. She has exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum as well as studios across the U.S. Her paintings border on abstraction. Yet there’s a sense of looking at “something” with roots in the real world. That may be what makes her art so instantly likeable. Years ago she was lunching with a friend at John Gardiner’s Tennis Ranch. A man stopped to admire a scarf worn by Patsy’s lunch companion. Patsy informed him it was her own creation. The man turned out to

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be the president of Saks Fifth Avenue, and her career took off immediately with a Saks’ clothing line. She still works in fabric and other media, including caftans, bronzes and purses. Each vehicle has the same purpose for her. “I constantly ask myself, ‘Is this artistic expression a reflection of who I truly am, or am I repeating an old, familiar story?’ Art is my color, my light, my essence, my heart and soul. It is the vessel into which I pour myself daily. It gives me purpose. It gives me structure. It gives me hope.” For better look at her work, visit P.V. Town Hall at 6401 E. Lincoln Drive or visit www.patsylowry.com.

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La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty

With these autumn days still finding us in a bit of a swelter, I lately found myself lunching with everyone who matters. Just the other afternoon, I joined famed Trendsetters Katherine Woods and social doyen extraordinaire Ann Graham at Randy’s coffee shop in Scottsdale to play catch-up. While I hadn’t seen Ann is some time, she walked into the restaurant looking smashing! Folks, this is one of the last true mavens of old Phoenix society. Do you get where I’m going? Ann arrived with her platinum hair pulled back in a chignon, matching jewels and peering out from expensive designer sunglasses. Mind you, this was noon in a coffee shop. Whether day or night, Ann will always be glamour personified. And she didn’t disappoint. The three of us had an amazing afternoon playing social pingpong. We talked about everything from the grand days of the Borgata to the grand stores we’ve lost including Sakowicz, I Magnin, Femina, Capriccio, Beatons, and Hattie, and the roaring ‘80s and early ‘90s in Phoenix society. It was so great to see both ladies. I’ve said for years that Katherine Woods, and Leslie and Jeff Rich along with Jordan Rose, all have gold stars in heaven for keeping Ann in the fold and up to date. Several days later my wife and I dined with Melissa Turner (formerly Goett) at the Neiman Marcus café, another place where you can run

into everyone you know and adore. You might remember that Melissa became the youngest Trendsetter to date at the ripe old age of 22 back in 1991. We had not had the chance to see one another in years. Melissa made social headlines back in the early 1990s by walking away from the charity ball circuit to raise her four daughters. This is something I suspect many ladies in the social swim would not ever dare to think of today. What a novel concept. Anyway, Melissa looked marvelous! She was still wearing her trademark fire engine red lipstick, dynamite smile and witty sense of humor. The three of us laughed for more than an hour. With her beautiful, tawny girls well into school, I suspect we will be seeing a lot more of the reluctant socialite in the future. I’ve been told she has new man in her life as well as a bright future in animal welfare. Stay tuned. There’s always more. The next day I found myself lunching with a very attractive doe-eyed blonde who shall remain anonymous at Veneto Trattoria. While lunching, we ran into Jerry Bisgrove and Robbyn and Richard Sussman. Continued on page 14

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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 13 However, our conversation was far too dicey to ever leave the table. Sorry to disappoint. Have you heard the news? Halston has been sold yet again. Since the avant-guard, chain-smoking designer perished in 1990, the internationally recognized label seems to have been up for grabs. Halston became the first American couturier to bring us designer ball gowns, ready-to-wear, house wares, accessories, luggage and even In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That someone you all know and love seems to make enemies wherever she goes … That the effects of bad plastic surgery can now be seen on several once-handsome men who needed nothing and now look burned … That a tall back-stabbing and lying friend to all now finds herself in dead end social status … That a woman who was so cruel to many nice people on the social scene now sits at a bar and drinks away the afternoon … That several once-large charity Cocktail Polo News you should balls shouldInhave stayed status quo rather thanknow: reinventing the wheel … That two ladies spend too much time on the telephone spewing untrue facts about a lot of very nice people … That a businessman with a sharp eye is skating on the thinnest ice and doesn’t realize it’s all about to crack wide open ... That a socialite who tries so hard to be accepted should just relax because everyone really does like you. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes.

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designer flight attendants and Girl Scouts long before any other designer ever thought of it. He made one big mistake, however. In 1982 he sold his name to Norton Simon, who subsequently sold it over and over again. By the time he died, Halston may have amassed millions, but he was prevented from using his own name on anything. How sad. Several big-time names have tried to resurrect the label. Designer Randolph Duke perhaps had the most success with the line and the worst temper. Later Sarah Jessica Parker and Harvey Weinstein took control of the label only to walk away due to creative differences. While other fashion labels have flourished after the designer’s death, most notably Chanel and Emilio Pucci, the majority have not. They include Bill Blass, Jacques Fath, Travilla, YSL, Dior and many others that continue to limp along or fail. The grand and elegant Carolina Herrera said it best when I interviewed her at Neiman Marcus several years ago: “When a designers dies, so should their label.” Would you walk into an art gallery and purchase a painting by John Doe for Picasso? You get the picture.

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HEART BALL

2012 Heart Ball Vice-Chair Lisa Shapiro Fine jewelry courtesy of Robert Wesley, 480.947.2416 or robertwesleyjewelers.com

Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry

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2012 Heart Ball Vice-Chair Shannon Barthelemy Fine jewelry courtesy of Robert Wesley, 480.947.2416 or robertwesleyjewelers.com

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Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry

HEART BALL

2013 Heart Ball Chair Susan Doria Fine jewelry courtesy of James Elliot, 480.368.9009 or jameselliot.com

Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry

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2012 Heart Ball Sweetheart Linda Pope Fine jewelry courtesy of E.D. Marshall, 480.922.1968 or edmarshalljewelers.com

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Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry

HEART BALL

2012 Heart Ball Honorary Chairs Lisa and Al Molina Fine jewelry courtesy of Molina Fine Jewelers, 602.508.1653 or molinafinejewelers.com

Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry

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2012 Heart Ball Chair Lynne Love Fine jewelry courtesy of E.D. Marshall, 480.922.1968 or edmarshalljewelers.com

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Defenders of Children Black and Bling

Jodi and John Beshears

Dayton and Shelley Adams

Flora Jessop and Tom Horne

DEFENDING THE DEFENSELESS Tom Horne and Flora Jessop updated guests on Colorado City. A BIG THANK-YOU Northwestern Mutual donated generously. FAMILY-STYLE DINNER Seasons 52 served just the right menu. AS FOR THE BLING … Jewelry by G. Darrell Olson contributed a percentage of sales.

Don Spirk and Margie Hass with Bob Malcolm

Photos courtesy of Michel Sarda

Angela and Gerard Hallier

Tara and Glen Bailey

Brian and Cindy Randall

Amy and Lee Silverthorn

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TRENDS IN PHOENIX

By Bill Macomber

FAMILY PROMISE ORGANIC INTENTIONS FOR PETS Ever wonder what happens to pets when their owners are forced into homelessness? PetSmart and Family Promise of Greater Phoenix did. And with a $33,000 grant from PetSmart, they created Arizona’s first emergency shelter for homeless families with pets. Family Promise for Pets used the grant money to renovate a portion of the Family Promise property on Belleview Street in Scottsdale (near McDowell and Scottsdale roads) that will allow homeless pets to stay within a few feet of their families during tough times. This also allows families to keep a connection with their pets by feeding and caring for them. The facility has yards, crates and kennels, and will offer free pet food, spay/neuter services and vaccinations. It has a “dog run” for pets of all kinds. The place is clean, comfortable and cheerful. We salute this effort to keep this bright and warm relationship alive for both pets and owners in what has to be a difficult transition. For more information about Family Promise for Pets, or to help with supplies or donations, visit www.familypromiseaz.org or call 480.659.5227.

Ever hear of healing jewelry? Organic Intentions is a line of jewelry made by Arizona native Lisa Rosenbloom. She is a certified Reiki Master gem practitioner. Her beginnings were in creating wall treatments, including murals. That morphed into training in color therapy. Her passion for therapeutic jewelry grew out of her interest in creating healing environments using these other tools. Organic Intentions has since become her primary passion. “I now focus on creating oneof-a-kind pieces geared toward each particular individual’s desired needs,” she says. “My jewelry helps connect people to the natural elements and their healing power.” She makes each piece by correlating semi-precious stones and minerals. Lisa takes a lot of interest in reaching out with the power of art through workshops, parties and organized events. She does a lot of volunteer work, too, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. It’s all part of the same package as her jewelry – a sort of organic mix, you might say! To reach Lisa Rosenbloom, call 602.427.7079 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Organic-Intention/209621822496978.

THEY GROW THEIR OWN NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment is a night cream that claims to tackle a lot of skin problems at once: wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, uneven skin texture and plain old aging. One of the main ingredients is an extract of something we see a lot of in Arizona – oleander. Specifically, the nerium oleander. The use of oleander as a skin treatment came about through “an accidental discovery in biotechnology research,” Nerium SkinCare says. Independent testing found that an average NeriumAD user experienced a 30 percent decrease in the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration in a 30-day period. The testers used facial scanning equipment that employs artificial intelligence to measure facial changes. Because the plant has never been developed for commercial harvest, the company has had to start its own oleander farm and come up with harvesting techniques. The farm is near San Antonio, Texas, and it permits Nerium SkinCare to control the process from seedlings through production. So far, says our in-office Trends’ tester, all this effort is worth it. Nerium is sold through brand partners. For information, visit www.nerium.com.

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UNCORK THE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU CELEBRATION

A NEW RETAIL BLEND AT BILTMORE FASHION PARK

Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is always released for sale on the third Thursday of November with fanfare and celebration as the first wine of the harvest. In France, it is tantamount to a national celebration. Georges Duboeuf, the largest producer of Beaujolais Nouveau worldwide, is behind Duboeuf’s 30th anniversary celebration Nov. 15, complete with Nov. 15 in Phoenix as Beaujolais Nouveau hits store shelves. As part of the celebration, A.J.’s on Lincoln Drive will offer a Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau tasting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15, complete with French mimes and other goodies. Cellar Master and Wine Goddess Ann Stephens will preside over the festivities. By the way, the Thanksgiving holiday is considered the perfect time to enjoy Beaujolais Nouveau, as it goes well with turkey and all the trimmings.

Citrine Natural Beauty Bar will be one of about a dozen one-of-a-kind intimate boutiques joining Biltmore Fashion Park’s new UNION concept. Between Stingray Sushi and Seasons 52, UNION will shake up the retail mix a little at Fashion Park with the 200- to 500-square-foot boutiques. As for Citrine, it’s a custom perfumery and “beauty apothecary.” Using essential oils from around the world, customers blend their own scents. Citrine will also sell natural beauty and makeup products, organic skin care and custom fragrances for those who love to pamper their skin without harsh chemicals or parabens. Many will come from the beauty industry’s most exclusive product lines like Jane Iredale, Patyka, ­ Per-fekt, REN, Kai, Apothia LA and Pure Plant Spa. After working in the makeup industry for 13 years, owner Melissa Lenberg decided to use her knowledge of natural beauty products by turning her expertise into a business at Citrine. Stop by and also take a look at the other boutiques coming to UNION. Most were scheduled to start opening in November.

For information on stores carrying Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau and celebrations, visit the blog at beaujolaisnouveau30thanniversary.wordpress.com or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/BeaujolaisNouveau-30th-Anniversary.

N¯eN¯e UNIQUE REALLY & TRULY IS You all know the owner of N¯eN¯e Unique Home Gifts. She’s Beth McDonald, radio personality extraordinaire of Beth and Friends on KEZ 99.9 FM. She’s also a tireless giver to the community, volunteering her talents to a wide variety of causes. Beth, along with her sisters and husband, Mike Biehler, opened this amazingly tasteful store in Phoenix and filled it with antique, vintage and new treasures. “My husband is the picker,” says Beth, referring to Mike’s talent for locating great finds. She adds, “First he filled up the garage with his picks, so the next step was to open the store.” The store is truly a labor of love. You’ll have to see it to really understand how much sophistication can be put into one space. As for the name, N¯eN¯e was the name given to a beloved grandmother, Anesa, “the stylish, charming, no-nonsense, daiquiri-loving central figure in our lives.”

The Biltmore Fashion Park is located on the north side of Camelback Road at 24th Street in Phoenix. For more information on Citrine, visit www.citrinenaturalskin.com.

N¯eN¯e Unique is at 6042 N. 16th St., Phoenix. 602.633.1760 or neneunique.com.

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Phoenix Theater Opening Night

Mark Anthony Skarupa and Darlene Keller with Johnny Price

Michelle Taylor and Jane Christensen

Patsy Kelly

LEADING LUMINARIES Carole and Bob Machiz, and their boundless support KEEPER OF THE FLAME Patsy Kelly THE MUSIC MAN, AND MORE Michael Barnard, and his amazing talents AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT Monty Python’s “Spamelot” will open the season.

Bob and Carole Machiz

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Debbie Gaby

Marilyn Murray and Jinger Richardson

Paul and Christi Beyer with Michael Barnard

Brenda and Jim Howard with Sarah Suggs

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EVENING OF TRENDS Patrons Via Veneto ($25,000 and above) Carole and Bob Machiz Melani and Rob Walton Park Avenue ($10,000 and above) Linda and Bill Pope Ann Siner Robynn and Robert Sussman Kari and Paul Yatkowski Ellie and Michael Ziegler Savile Row ($5,000 and above) Rebecca Ailes-Fine and Peter Fine Laurie and Budd Florkiewicz Shän and William Francis Billie Jo and Judd Herberger Moreno Family Foundation Fifth Avenue ($3,000 and above) ASU Gammage National Bank of Arizona Neiman Marcus Doreen Picerne Madeline Ramer Carnaby Street ($2,500 and above) Shelley and Dayton Adams Shannon and Joel Barthelemy Herman Chanen Jeanne and Gary Herberger Kimberly Jacobsen Mimi and Robert Shaps Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart Worth Avenue (A Trendsetter Tradition) ($1,000 and above) Marilyn Alexander Louie Apostolou The Arizona Republic Addison Brown Susan and Richard Doria Jacquie Dorrance Sue Fletcher Jazelle Ghiz Sandy and Mike Hecomovich Brenda and James Howard Donna and Steve Johnson Margot and Dennis Knight Ruth and Bob Lavinia Sally and Rich Lehmann Sharron Lewis Diane and Tom Might

Kathy Munson Carolyn and Rick Ross Nancy and Robert Spetzler Sandy and Frank Trznadel Union Square ($500 and above) Gail Adams and Jay Goodfarb Jill and Bert Alanko Elaine Apostle Muffie and Thomas Churchill Ferial and Scott Clay Rhoda and John Couvaras Mesha Davis Robyn and Michael DeBell Elaine and Mark Denson Cathy Dickey Greg Fullmer Penny Galarneau Ilene and Stanley Gold Heather and Michael Greenbaum Carol and Jim Hebets Nan and C.A. Howlett Dana Jirauch Cathy Kent Jill Krigsten Sally and Richard Lehmann Patsy and Angiolo Livi Jordi Livi Ina and Murray Manaster Paula and Peter Martori Beth Matthews Betty H. McRae Joan and Jerry Payne Julie and Conrad Prusak Sherri Quinn and Robert Brook Doris Roberts Esther and Rick Rosenfield Marcia and Sanford Roth Maria Ruttle Saks Fifth Avenue Adrienne and Charles Schiffner Jay Schlott John Schmitz Carrie and Mark Schnepf Clay Scott Ellie Shapiro Lisa and Dan Shapiro Barbara Silberbusch Bob Smith Susie Stevens and Kevin O’Malley

Marci and Fyfe Symington Lauri and Eric Termansen Auction Donors 12 News and NBC George Abrams Margaret Merritt, The Agency American Valet The Angels Anonymous Wrights, Arizona Biltmore Resort Robin Sewell and Arizona Highways Television Arizona Diamondbacks ASU Gammage Avanti Restaurant Babacomari Ranch Beverly Hilton Hotel Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving The Clotherie Libby and Joel Cohen CupCakes Danese Creations Dominick’s Bill Dougherty, Trends Publishing E.D. Marshall Jewelers Eddie’s House El Chorro El Santo Elite Status Group The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Flemings Laurie and Bud Florkiewicz FnB Proof, Four Seasons Fox Restaurants Glam Lounge Amay at the Grand del Mar Dyan Haugen Sandy and Mike Hecomovich Hotel Valley Ho Char Hubble Scott Foust, Image Industry Robyn Lee and Rich Rector Barbara Fenzl, Les Gourmettes Cooking School

Sandy and Mac Magruder Beth and Bob Matthews Betty McRae Moda Georgio Montage Resort Laguna Beach Montelucia Sallie Brophy Najafi P.F. Chang’s China Bistro The Phoenician Phoenix Suns Photography by Michael Joshua Hebert, Posh Julie and Conrad Prusak Realty Executives of Nevada Doris Roberts Saks Fifth Avenue Amy Guitierez, Sanctuaries Interior Design Elements and the Spa at Sanctuary Resort Carrie Schnepf, Schnepf Farms Southern Wine & Spirits Nancy and Robert Spetzler Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant Mark Tarbell, Tarbell’s Restaurant Nobuo Fukuda, Teeter House Torrey Pines Trump International Hotel Las Vegas V’s Barbershop Valley Youth Theatre Vincent’s on Camelback Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament Deseo, The Westin Kierland Resort White House Design Studio Acknowledgements Stacy Shapiro, The Arizona Biltmore Thom Meaker, CapitoLitho Harriet Carroll Dominica Fairytale Brownies Diane Aiello, Glam Lounge La Lou Salon Leidan Mitchell Relais & Chateaux Dennis Thompson, White House Design Studio Committee

Committee Advisor Bill Dougherty,Trends Magazine

Event Coordinator Robyn Lee

Fashion Coordinator Margaret Merritt, The Agency Arizona

Technical Advisor Chris Beckley

Technical Production Clyde Betts, ADV Productions

Trends Charitable Fund Board Members President Sandy Hecomovich

Members at Large

Vice-Presidents Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler

Recording Secretary Sallie Brophy Najafi

Corresponding Secretary Ellie Ziegler

Treasurer Nan Hunter Howlett

Immediate Past President Susan Doria

Trisha Anthony, Donna Johnson, Julie Prusak, Jinger Richardson

The Trend’s Charitable Fund was established in 1996 and has distributed over 4 million dollars to charities that meet its mission. Charities based in and servicing the metropolitan Phoenix area that exhibit a true need for funds and public awareness are a TCF priority. Funds to support these programs are generated by tonight’s annual Evening of Trends (formerly Beat the Heat) and the TCF Celebrity Luncheon held in April. It is the mission of the Trends Charitable Fund to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families where TCF can make a significant difference. Visit our website at http://www.trendscharitablefund.org/

PAR T I ES

Evening of Trends 2012

Photo courtesy of Peter Krzykos

The 2012 Trendsetters are, from left: Melani Walton, Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Robynn Sussman, Tara Hitchcock, Sh채n Francis, Mimi Shaps, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Patsy Livi, Ann Siner and Kari Yatkowski. These 10 women are making a difference in our community every day. Congratulations!

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An Evening of Trends 2012

Budd and Laurie Florkiewicz with Mike Hecomovich

Dennis and Margot Knight

Jennifer Collins and Renee Dee

DRESS CODE Penny Gunning, Catherine Jacobson and Jacquie Dorrance, simply splendid. EXCELLENCE IN ALL ASPECTS The Arizona Biltmore Resort PERFECT PITCH Master of ceremonies Beth McDonald RUNWAY READY Jennifer Collins and Renee Dee

Sandy Trznadel and Sue Fletcher with Ruth Lavinia

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Nan Howlett and Donna Johnson

Kathy Petsas and Roxanne Pappas

Elaine Apostle and Anne Robbs

Marc Reid and Doreen Picerne with Robert Black

Photos courtesy of J.J. Brewer and Laura Bishop

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An Evening of Trends 2012

Billie Jo and Judd Herberger

Darlene Keller Price and Jean Marley

Rick and Carolyn Ross

Debbie and Len Gaby

Penny Gunning and Catherine Jacobson with Jacquie Dorrance

Sandy Hecomovich and Julie Prusak

Richard and Sally Lehmann

Murray and Ina Manaster

Karen and Ellie Shapiro

Photos courtesy of J.J. Brewer and Laura Bishop

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A N EV E N I NG OF TR E NDS Fashions by Robert Black

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE TCF

The Neighborhood Christian Clinic “For the people who have nothing, this place is an oasis, literally, in the desert.” – Current Patient The Neighborhood Christian Clinic is a non-profit medical and dental clinic located in central Phoenix that was formed in 1996. It is directed by a board of physicians, leaders, and community members with a mission to provide health care to the medically uninsured, underserved working poor. The patients are mostly women, children and the elderly. The clinic’s local community is predominately composed of working poor Hispanics, a group which is especially underserved. The clinic delivers high quality primary and specialty health care and provides for walk-in visit opportunities. The clinic wishes to meet a dire and growing community need by leveraging its experience to deliver health care services to those who live in challenging circumstances and have no other means to obtain care.

Staffing consists of 10 paid staff and over 250 volunteer doctors, dentists, and health care personnel who are coordinated by a medical director, a dental director and an executive director. Additionally, a network of over 45 sub-specialists in the community accept “no fee” or greatly reduced fee consults from the clinic, and patients, when appropriate, are referred to community resources, including counseling services, youth programs, and rehabilitation facilities. The clinic provided over 7,100 patient visits in 2010 and 7,800 patient visits in 2011. Volunteers donated over 7,000 hours in 2010. Because of such volunteer efforts by health care professionals as well as financial donations, the clinic is able to provide services at a modest patient cost of only $30 per visit. Nearly 1 in 5 Arizona residents does not have health insurance. This problem will be further exacerbated with anticipated

cutbacks in funding for AHCCCS. The pressing demand for patient care greatly exceeds the clinic’s current capacity. Because of this lack of capacity, the clinic is incredibly grateful for the Trends Charitable Foundation. Through the support of TCF, the clinic will have added capacity to see an additional 1,500 patients annually. Further, the nurse practitioner program makes ­possible a “well woman” clinic. Together, we are making health care available to a significant number of women, children and elderly who would not otherwise have access to such services. On behalf of the community we serve, and with profound appreciation: THANK YOU, TCF!! For more information about the Neighborhood Christian Clinic or to schedule a tour, go to: www.TheChristianClinic.org.

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ART

Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum These are really big photos. Almost overwhelming. “The Big Picture” at the Phoenix Art Museum is a special installation of 15 large-scale photographs from the museum’s collection. Some of them measure as large as 5 feet by more than 7 feet. These huge photographs weren’t possible until relatively recent advances in photographic technology. They represent trends in largescale contemporary photography in museums across the country.

The pictures were selected by Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography. “People relate to photographs printed in large scale differently than smaller prints,” explains Senf. While it is true that a small photograph promotes intimacy, the large-sized images offer something smaller works cannot. “When a photograph nears life-size and fills your field of vision, it has a power to impact and encompass you. Many artists appreciate the visceral impact of a large, wall-sized art object and use it to powerful effect.”

Some of the works are compositions constructed or staged for the camera. Others are genres familiar in contemporary photography with a twist. Witness the 360-degree landscape by Gus Foster. The view is amazing in this manipulated photograph that measures 144 inches wide.

“The Big Picture” will stay up until Dec. 2. The exhibit is installed in the Norton Family Photography Gallery, located on the upper level of the Museum’s south wing. The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave. For information call 602.257.1222 or visit www.phxart.org.

James Casebere, “Nevisian Underground #1,” 2001. Digital chromogenic print mounted to Plexiglas, edition of 3 (2/3), 48” x 77”

Gregory Crewdson, “Untitled (natural bridge),” 2007. Archival inkjet print on Epson Premium Luster paper, 58.5” x 89.5”

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GALAS

ASU Gammage Gala

Jeff and Leslie Rich

Mary and Bill Way

Chuck and Laurie Goldstein

STANDING OVATION Laurie and Chuck Goldstein, who made it all happen CULTURE QUEEN Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, and her tireless dedication BEST SUPPORTING ACTORS Chairs Leslie and Jeff Rich and Mary and Bill Way PLAYBILL Gammage brings Broadway to our doorstep.

Elva and Lattie Coor

Photos courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos

Jo Finks and Toby Tyler

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack and Kurt Roggensack

Joel and Libby Cohen

Kathy and Albert Leffler

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T H E C H A R I TA B L E W O R L D

TRENDS IN FUNDRAISING Times have changed, and throwing a charity event has, too By Bill Macomber Discretionary wealth is not what it used to be. That has changed the world of fundraising. Some of the people who used to sign up for a $20,000 table at a gala fundraiser at the Arizona Biltmore Resort may have lost a home in the past three years.

Despite having school-age children, Christi has chaired many events. A sampling includes Florence Crittenton, the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and Body Positive.

But when it comes to raising money for charitable causes, the demand is greater than ever. The number of fundraisers actually has gone up in the last few years in the Valley. Some weekends during the peak fundraising season see two or three major charities holding events on the same Saturday night.

“It’s a lot harder to sell tables than it used to be,” Christi says. “And a lot of the volunteer base has had to go get a job. You can’t always have a big donor who’s also willing to give a lot of time anymore.”

We wondered how this tension might be changing the world of staging big charitable events in the Valley, so we asked someone who’s been in the thick of it for a long time: Christi Warner-Beyer.

ARE TICKET PRICES TOO HIGH? SHORT ANSWER: Not really LONGER ANSWER: Christi doesn’t think ticket prices are out of line as long as some seats are available at base prices that don’t alienate people. Luncheons may be a little pricey for what they offer and for how many of them are being thrown these days. An evening event that feels OK at around $250 to $300 is a bit much for a luncheon.

ARE THERE TOO MANY FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN THE VALLEY? SHORT ANSWER: Yes LONGER ANSWER: “I don’t really know how there are enough people to fill these events,” Christi says. “Not all events can continue to be financially successful unless they find more people to get involved.” One trend she likes is that organizations accustomed to throwing three events in a year have cut back to two. They seem to raise just as much money. One more thing: The trend in hosting more luncheons may be a good one. Evening events cut into family time. Business people can fit a luncheon into their schedule. And organizers of nighttime events are more careful than ever to get attendees out on time. People remember!

The challenge is for organizations to sharpen their skills when it comes to fundraisers. Money can still be raised, and people still attend big events, but charities have to find new ways to reach people. It’s from that pool, she says, that tomorrow’s torch-bearers will come.

ARE BLACK-TIE EVENTS BEING SCALED BACK? SHORT ANSWER: Yes LONGER ANSWER: They won’t ever disappear, but people who go to black-tie events are saying, “Too much!” The Valley, per capita, has more black-tie events, believe it or not, than New York City. “I wouldn’t recommend doing a black-tie event with obvious exceptions like the Heart Ball or the Barrow Ball. My husband gives me three black-ties a year, and that’s it.”

IS DINNER FOOD CHANGING AT BIG FUNDRAISING EVENTS? SHORT ANSWER: No. Unfortunately. LONGER ANSWER: People just want food that is “hot and recognizable,” Christi says with a sigh. “You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.” She feels many events are asking the kitchens serving big crowds to tackle something they can’t handle. No meal will make everyone happy, but ostrich meatloaf? No one will be happy with that and you’ll hear about it later. “Just serve something that’s wellbalanced and that makes people feel fulfilled.”

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PAR T I E S

Patsy Lowry Opening Reception

Patsy and Ed Lowry

Beth Ames Swartz and Diane Wootton

Cionne McCarthy

Katie Mueller

ART IN PARADISE The exhibit will hang at Paradise Valley Town Hall for one year. RETROSPECTIVE Patsy Lowry’s extraordinary works of art, including paintings, caftans and handbags. BUSTING AT THE SEAMS Everyone you know and adore was there.

Michael Collins

Sallie Brophy

Stan and Tochia Levine

Photos by Bill Dougherty ART

Spotlight on Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art “West of Center” takes a diverse look at the heady days of the 1960s and ‘70s and artists based in the American West who tried to break barriers between art and lifestyle. The exhibition includes videos, photographs, drawings, ephemera and other original and recreated objects and environments. The work included represents a few of the ways the counterculture sought to break away from tradition and develop new ways to envision the world, create habitats, express sexuality and connect with others. The image on this page is included in the show. “The Ultimate Painting” was created by artist Clark Richert in collaboration with commune members near Trinidad, Colo., in the ‘60s. The piece was made to spin during multi-media shows at the commune’s theater dome. Organized according to a five-pointed geodesic framework, the geometric structure that inspired the commune’s cosmology,

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the painting reveals different patterns under various frequencies of a strobe light.

“West of Center” will be on display at SMOCA until Jan. 6.

“The Ultimate Painting” was lost after its initial exhibition in 1968. For “West of Center,” Richert recreated the lost painting based on a high-resolution photograph.

SMOCA is located at 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale. Visit www.smoca.org or call 480.874.4666.

PAR T I E S

Teen Lifeline Connections of Hope

Doug Domas and Keely Moran

Barry Rhonemus and Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Collins and Renee Dee

MAKING A REAL CONNECTION Teens helping teens during times of crisis. A BIG THANK-YOU Chairs Renee Dee and Jennifer Collins ON THE MENU Michael Cairns put out spectacular culinary creations. THE HONOREE Jerry Colangelo was in the spotlight with the Molina Lifeline Award.

Loretta and Samantha Brown with Gabrielle Inzalaco

Jodi Low and Cristin Graham

Ray and Martha Artigue with Krissy Brubaker and Jerry Colangelo

John and Anne Kaites

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TRENDS IN DESIGN

Two rooms with a view By Ernesto Garcia, ASID The laundry room used to be a dark, ungenerously sized room located at the end of some hallway. It was a place one would rarely venture into, except to steam a gown or a shirt an hour before a gala. That was then, this is now. Welcome the 21st century multifunctional laundry room! Now it can be a space filled with natural light (and curtains), large, flatscreen televisions, desks/workstations and vast durable surfaces for school projects that would permanently soil the breakfast nook table and chairs. The reality is that someone, in the family or domestic service, is spending a lot of time in there, so this room needs to be more than a drab utilitarian space. My design approach with the one shown on these pictures was to create a space that had a dynamic and elegant feel by using assorted black-and-white patterns with touches of fuchsia. I defined each surface or treatment with a distinctive motif, enriching each one by varying its texture: a contrasting matte and polished floor, pearlised and opaque wall covering, cotton striped cafe curtains, semigloss cabinetry and crystal hardware. The media room must suit highly specific technical needs and personal preferences. Light and exterior sound controls are paramount. I designed the project featured on this page for a couple of film aficionados. They are not fond of movie theater-like chairs with their cup holders and reclining features. They wanted an ample and comfortable sofa with abundant pillows where they could lounge with ease. To resolve the problem of light control and reflection, I selected a palette of dark chocolate browns. To address sound insulation all walls were clad with sound-absorbing panels upholstered in richly textured velvet, which was used in draperies as well. I custom designed the sofa with varying depths, rolling ottomans and numerous pillows to allow different lounging positions. Needless to say, this room has become a favorite in their home.

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Ernesto Garcia is an award-winning interior designer in Phoenix. He is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and has an architecture degree. Visit his Web site at www.ernestogarciadesign.com, call 602.317.3205 or e-mail him at ernesto@ernestogarciadesign.com.

BRE A K FA STS

Key to the Cure

Cathy Kleeman

Char Hubble and Evie Berry

Vicki Vaughn and Katie Mueller

IT’S IN THE DNA TGen partnered with Saks and Key to the Cure. FANTASTIC IN FUSCHIA Vicki Vaughn and Katie Mueller WHO BLEW IT UP? Brenda Howard, Cathy Kleeman, Char Hubble and Evie Berry. ROAMING THE RUTUNDA Merrymakers sampled some of the best breakfast cuisine going.

Mike Bassoff and Robyn DeBell

Coverage courtesy of Tanner Flynn

Carol Clemmensen and George Abrams with Tory Curtis

Jan Lewis and Barbara Ottosen

Brenda Howard

Robert Arnold-Kraft and Amy Videan

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INTERVIEW

TGen turns 10 the hope that information coming from the Human Genome Project would be useful first for medical benefit, and subsequently become part of building a more diversified knowledge-based workforce in Arizona. Dr. Jeffrey Trent is president and scientific director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), which during 2012 is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We asked him a few questions about how it’s going. What is TGen all about? TGen is a research institute focused on development of earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments for cancer, neurological diseases, diabetes, rare childhood disorders and other debilitating disorders. Genomics refers to the study of hereditary (genetic) information that makes each of us unique human beings. How and why did TGen get started? Arizona citizens from industry, academia and government came together around

How many partners do you have? We have dozens of partners locally, nationally and internationally. We value the close connections you might expect like our state universities, but we have a myriad of valued partnerships you might not expect like PetSmart and the nation of Luxembourg. Without question, key partnerships with Arizona hospitals are critical to our efforts today. What are some of your biggest successes? We have made dozens of discoveries about the genomic basis of human diseases, including recent efforts directed by TGen’s Physician in Chief, Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, whose clinical trials with Scottsdale Healthcare and Mayo Clinic

resulted earlier this year in FDA approval of a new drug to treat an aggressive form of skin cancer. How can patients get help? Cancer patients can contact out clinic at Scottsdale Healthcare at 480.323.1339 or 877.273.3713, or by e-mailing our patient care coordinator, Joyce Schaffer, at joschaffer@shc.org. For our clinical program in rare childhood disorders, you can contact us through the Web at www.c4rcd.org or phone us at 885.343.8611. TGen is non-profit. How can Trends readers help? We encourage people to support our research through our TGen Foundation (tgenfoundation.org). But we also encourage your readers to learn more about us at TGen by visiting www.tgen.org or registering for a tour by completing our online tour request form at www.tgen.org/ education/tour_request.cfm at least two weeks prior to the date requested.

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Moondance at the Heard

Tracey McKee with Bob and Mary Ellen McKee

Tim and Colleen Chester

Bob Hobbs and Jon Kyl

NO JACKET REQUIRED Tuxedos have given way to cowboy attire. HONORARY ROUNDUP Sen. Jon Kyl and Caryll Kyl DESERT JEWEL The Heard Museum keeps the Southwest culture alive. BRAVO FOR BOLO Gentlemen arrived sporting magnificent bolo ties.

Eddie Basha and Jinx Patterson

Photos by Peter Krzykos

Heather Novak and Beth Matthews

Mike and Kathleen Johnson

Mary Hudak and Lee Peterson with Mary Bonsall

Susie Chester and Allie Wilmink

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Rendez-Zoo

Jane Bingham

Bert and Janice Castro

Sarah and Ted Churchill

Sharron Lewis and Adrienne Schiffner

Page and Bob Karber

Reggie and Leila Winssing

ZOOKEEPERS Jane Bingham and Adrienne Schiffner GREAT PLUMAGE Page Karber, stunning in fuchsia GAME PRESERVE The Phoenix Zoo, keeping things wild for 50 years Jeff Gould and Kate LeNormand

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HOSTESS GIFTS

Holiday florals, firs and candles

Our silk floral collections – prepared by hand in Scottsdale – can make excellent hostess gifts. If you order early enough, we can prepare a custom floral arrangement – large or small – specific to your tastes. It can become your trademark this holiday season.

Thymes’ Frasier Fir is always a bestseller come December. We will sell out, so stock up sooner rather than later. You can keep any leftovers for yourself. Candle holders from Jan Barboglio make for an extra-special hostess gift. Of course we also sell votives and much more from brands such as Simon Pearce, Juliska, and Match Pewter. And for lower profile occasions, consider hand-made greeting cards, and new for this holiday season: scented good luck charms by Esteban Paris … The Linen Tree is located at 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 111, Scottsdale.480.483.2044. www.thelinentree.com.

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PAR T I E S

Maxie’s House Kickoff

Don Budinger and Gay Wray

Ellie and Dorie Shapiro

Steve and Susan Bansak

Bill Torrey with Judy and Robert Pierce

Kim Sterling-Heflin and Rose Rojas

Angie Hallier and Hillary Brothers

GRACIOUS VIEW, GRACIOUS HOSTESS Gay Wray’s home provided majestic views. PROTECTING KIDS Maxie’s House, protecting children AN INCREDIBLE VISIONARY Dina Shacknai DYNAMIC DUO Laurie Wray and Angie Hallier

Jacqui Firestone and Dina Shacknai with Debbie Rassas

Photos courtesy of Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer

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CHARITY FUNDRAISING

TRIO combines ballet, opera, symphony galas This year, Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and the Phoenix Symphony are trying something groundbreaking – combined galas that they hope will result in something that’s more than the sum of its parts. The combined, first-ever event will be Feb. 8 at Symphony Hall. The three artistic directors from these organizations started the ball rolling when they discussed the challenges of raising money in tough economic times. It became clear a collaboration could focus energy and boost fundraising with one event that supports all three. TRIO was born. The evening should be amazing. Musicians, singers and dancers from the three companies will perform on the same stage for the first time ever. The short performances will be followed by a red-carpet walk to dinner and, later, dancing to live music. Proceeds from TRIO will be shared equally among Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and the Phoenix Symphony. Volunteers who have spearheaded separate galas in years past have formed a steering

committee to take on the challenges of organizing a single, slightly more elaborate gala. The event is on a Friday night, so the dress code will be cocktail attire for the ladies and business dress for men. The 13-member steering committee for the event elected three women well known in the philanthropic community to field questions about TRIO: Jacquie Dorrance, Nan Howlett and Nancy Spetzler. To purchase tickets (hopefully a table), become corporate sponsors or just bring together a group of friends to support the arts in Phoenix, visit www.trioevent.org or call 602.452.0425.

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The Porch Party

Audrey Judge and Andrea Moseley

Cathy Lewkowitz with Jerry and Andrea Lewkowitz

Lori and Steve Brophy with Mavi and David Farca

Dan Asprey with Maritza and Jim Brown

UNDER THE STARS Guests mingled outdoors in historic Encanto Park. A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON The Wellness Community steps up for cancer victims. KEEPING IT TOGETHER Chairs Audrey Judge and Andrea Moseley Mike and Patty Berens

Nita Francis with Ina and Murray Manaster and Phil Francis

Morgan and Keri Lee

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PETS OF THE MONTH

Indy Indy is an outgoing, peopleoriented Maine Coon cat who has been craving companionship ever since his owner brought him to the Arizona Humane Society. The 9-year-old specializes in unexpected displays of affection. He is always excited when you come home from a long day at work and he will twirl and weave between your legs begging for attention. Like a dog, he doesn’t jump on furniture, but he likes to be held in your arms and will perch his front paws on your shoulder to look around the room. One of his favorite pastimes is windowgazing. He is a quiet cat who only meows when he sees another feline from the window, and he isn’t particularly fond of sharing the house with other cats but he will tolerate a canine. He adores children though and would be happy to sleep at the foot of their bed each night.

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Hooch When you first see Hooch, a wrinkly faced Chinese sharpei mix, you immediately want to squeeze his cheeks. Hooch wouldn’t mind if you did. He is very laid back and easygoing. Mellow is the best word to describe this 3-yearold. Never in a hurry to do anything, Hooch shuffles his paws when he strolls through the park. He knows many tricks but will only perform them when he is feeling spontaneous. He is house-trained and prefers to spend the day snoozing on a cozy dog bed indoors. Patient and enduring, he is wonderful with kids and has proven himself to be a great cuddle buddy. He has lived with other dogs and he prefers mellow canine roommates. However, he hasn’t been around cats. Both animals are available at the Sunnyslope Adoption Center at 9226 N. 13th Ave., Phoenix. Hooch’s animal ID number is A341674. Indy’s number is A409839. For more information call 602.997.7585, Ext. 2045.

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THE GOOD LIFE

DISCOUNT

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You Might Want to Think About … ... Ideas to make the most out of life …

Turning on classical music or jazz tonight instead of the TV set.

August Weber-Brauns (German, 1887–1956), Dunlop, c. 1920. Color lithograph on paper. 57-1/2 x 38-1/4 inches. Collection of Discount Tire.

Slowing down and staying in the right lane in traffic. Let someone else get stressed!

Finding time to walk in the sunshine with a loved one.

Calling one family member a day for a week just to say, “How’s your day going?

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WEDDING BELLS

THE COUPLE Cristina Brito, raised in Paradise Valley, currently residing in San Francisco Daniel Kiernan, raised in Brookline, Mass., currently residing in San Francisco MEET THE PARENTS Dr. and Mrs. C. Gilberto Brito of Paradise Valley Dr. William Kiernan and Ms. Gail Grossman of Brookline NUPTIALS Brophy Chapel THE RECEPTION Paradise Valley Country Club THE RING Dan’s design THE FLOWERS Dennis Thompson, The White House THE CATERER AND CAKE PVCC THE BRIDAL GOWN Anne Barge from Marina Morrison in San Francisco THE PHOTOGRAPHER Jennifer Bowen Photography THE HONEYMOON Big Sur following the wedding and then a trip in August to London for the Olympics, followed by Croatia SOMETHING DIFFERENT % Cristina wore her great-grandmother’s pearl and sapphire clasp reworked into a beautiful bracelet by Galicia Fine Jewelers

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