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Lifestyle Letter

The Evolution of Travel

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've been thinking about how traveling evolves with you. When I was a kid, I have memories of going to Rocky Point with my family and camping on the beach. We'd look at the rings sold by the Mexican ladies and buy fresh shrimp from the fishermen and bean burritos from street vendors. Yum-o! In young adult life, traveling meant fun girls' trips to Vegas, visiting college friends who had moved away and edging further away from home with trips across the globe.

After getting married, my husband and I traveled almost monthly until we had our first daughter. Denver to see a concert in the Red Rocks one weekend. New York City for another. Chicago. Texas. Monterey and Carmel. It was a blast.

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We have two young kids, so traveling has definitely slowed down. Once the girls are a little older, we plan to show them the world. While we love our Chandler bubble, traveling opens your eyes, makes you wiser and brings perspective. In the meantime, we'll stay closer to home and explore exciting spots nearby—and I'll use this issue as inspiration when planning our next adventure.  For instance, did you know you can rent a camper at Schnepf Farms and go glamping? That sounds right up my alley as I've never been a true nature girl. Schnepf Farms has a site on their property decked out with seven themed campers, each with refrigeration, air conditioning and running water. It's the perfect blend of "roughing it" outdoors while maintaining the comforts of modernity.  Or get in the car and drive two-and-a-half hours south to explore Sierra Vista. This quaint little town is making a name for itself with its historical buildings, upcoming foodie scene, breathtaking scenic trails and more than two dozen—yes, that's right— wine-tasting rooms within an hour from the heart of the city.  And, of course, there's Rocky Point. Sometimes I still can't wrap my head around the thought that we can eat breakfast at home and by lunchtime we will be on the beach. Crazy, right? Locals love RP and it's only going to get bigger and better down there because in about two years, Rocky Point will open its first cruise ship terminal!

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We'll have to take the girls down there soon to taste the fresh shrimp and play in the sandy beach. Just like their mom used to do.

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ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER OF CHANDLER HOSTS CLIENT APPRECIATION EVENT Join the doctors and staff of Animal Medical Center of Chandler during

JUNIOR CHUCK WAGON COOKOFF INVITES YOUTH TO COMPETE

our Client Appreciation Open House! Bring the entire family on Nov. 3 from 4-7 p.m. for an evening filled with food, fun and education. Take a tour of the hospital, meet the doctors and staff, and enjoy food trucks,

Chandler’s annual Chuck Wagon Cook-off includes

a bouncy house, face painting, balloon twisting, educational exhibits

a special event open to adventurous and creative 10- to

and much more. Meet with local pet vendors involved with boarding,

15-year-olds. The Junior Chuck Wagon Cook-off pairs par-

training, pet waste pick up and other local businesses. Every attendee

ticipants with one of the competing chuck wagon teams to

will receive a free raffle ticket and additional tickets will be available for

receive guidance in cooking one of three period-appropri-

purchase with all proceeds benefiting local pet-based charities. Follow

ate desserts in a Dutch oven over a wood fire. Event staff will

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provide the necessary ingredients. The young cooks are encouraged to add their own 1880s-era spices and/or sweeteners to personalize the recipe. The competition begins at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10, and prizes will be awarded to the top three desserts. The winners will be announced at 1 p.m. that day. Apply now at ChandlerAZ.gov/ChuckWagon.

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THE RENAISSANCE LUXURY LIVING AT SUN LAKES CELEBRATES 17TH YEAR In August of 2000, the Renaissance opened its doors with the goal of providing seniors with an environment where people could experience hassle-free living. To celebrate their 17th year in business, the

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have affected hundreds of thousands of

chefs of the Renaissance prepared a special meal

people. The American Red Cross continues to work around the clock to

just for the residents. Approximately 400 residents

provide shelter, food, comfort and emergency support to victims of these

enjoyed a delicious surf & turf meal which included

natural disasters. Help those affected by visiting RedCross.org, calling

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$10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and

cake. As residents entered the dining room, they were entertained with

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BALLOTS FOR CUSD OVERRIDE ELECTION BEING MAILED OUT

A $15,000 federal grant through the Library Services and Technology

Ballots for the upcoming override election to allow the Chandler

Act (LSTA) is helping the Chandler Public Library present a series of

Unified School District (CUSD) to maintain the current 15 percent main-

programs aimed at giving parents and caregivers the tools they need to

tenance and operations override without any new taxes will be mailed

help get their preschool-age children ready to start school. “Ready, Set,

beginning Oct. 11. Ballots must be returned to the Maricopa County

Kindergarten!” is a 7-week program for 4 and 5 year olds preparing to

Elections Department before Election Day on Nov. 7. The override will

enter kindergarten. Each week includes stories, songs and activities that

allow the district to continue current funding for one of the state’s high-

both parents (or caregivers) and children participate in. In this setting, par-

est-rated school districts. Students and staff are routinely recognized at

ents will have the unique opportunity to observe as their child completes

the state and national levels for excellence in academics, fine arts and

fine and gross motor skills and develops social, emotional and academic

athletics. The 2017 graduating class earned a combined 30,096 hours

skills. Parents can register their child by visiting any Chandler Library or

of college credit and committed to 112,993 hours of community service.

online at ChandlerLibrary.org.

AQUILA DENTAL GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY ONE SMILE AT A TIME

CHANDLER RECREATION’S TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM HONORED A Chandler Recreation Division’s program that provides teens with real-

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Education Program Award from the Arizona Parks & Recreation

free. Registered participants will be given a box of materials with

Association (APRA). The award recognized Chandler’s Leaders In Training

instructions and two weeks to complete their design/build chal-

(L.I.T.) program, which prepare teens for the professional world. Since 2001,

lenge. Students will present their creations at an event and judges

the program has invited young adults to turn their summer downtime into

will award prizes based on creativity, execution and craftsmanship. The top three winners will receive prizes and the opportunity to be VIP apprentices for a day at Valenti’s workshop. Online registration begins Oct. 1 at CKValentiDesigns.com.

CHAMBERLAIN ORTHODONTICS OFFERS CANDY BUY BACK PROGRAM Chamberlain Orthodontics Annual Candy Buy Back will begin in November. They will be collecting candy at their Ray Road office on leadership opportunities. This year, 63 students began each workweek

Nov. 1, Ocotillo office on Nov. 2 and 3, and will also be at Kneaders

with professional development workshops presented by members of

Bakery & Cafe (Alma School/Queen Creek) on Saturday, Nov. 4. All

the local business and government community. Tuesday through Friday,

the candy will be donated to Phoenix Children's Hospital. The hospital

teens were assigned to work four-hour shifts for a minimum of 12 hours

uses the candies for their Care Carts, which are strolled through

per week. Teens also had the opportunity to attend field trips, including

the hospital to give families a welcomed treat during their stays.

college tours. Learn more at ChandlerAZ.gov/Teens.

Candy donations to Chamberlain Orthodontics are open to the

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Bloom Pediatric Dentistry is the newest pediatric dental office in Chandler.

HAMILTON HUSKY BASEBALL SEEKING SPONSORS FOR ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

This brand new state-of-the-art office is located just south of Loop 202 at

The Sixth Annual Hamilton Husky Baseball Golf Tournament at Ocotillo

Dobson and Germann roads in the Shops at Pecos Ranch. Dr. Janelle Lee

Golf Course will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18. The team is currently

is the proud owner bringing nine years of pediatric dental experience to the

requesting sponsors for the event, which raises funds to provide a quality,

Chandler community. She is passionate about educating her patients and

character-building program for student athletes. Generous donations will

parents about healthy oral habits, so much so that all new infant exams

be used toward the repair and purchase of field equipment, practice gear,

up to 2 years old are free! All infants, children, teens and those with spe-

travel costs, tournament fees, pre-game meals and uniforms. Sponsorship

cial health care needs from 1-18 years old are welcome. Bloom Pediatric

levels range from $125-$5,000. To contribute and/or register online, visit

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SHAPE SHIFTERS OPENS AT CHANDLER’S VISION GALLERY A new exhibit at the Vision Gallery in Downtown Chandler features a group of artists whose works question perceptions of contemporary painting practices and commercial art. Shape Shifters includes collaborative efforts of Rachel Goodwin, Lisa Von Hoffner and Mike Jacobs who create envi-

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE OFFERING KIDS CAMP DURING FALL BREAK Drop by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema during Fall Break (Saturday, Sept. 30 through Thursday, Oct. 19) for special Kids Camp movies. All Kids Camp screenings are “pick your price” at $1, $3 or $5, with ticket sales donated to the Chandler Education Foundation. Visit Drafthouse.com/Phoenix for detailed show times and movie information.

SUN LAKES COMMUNITY THEATRE RECEIVES GRANT

ronments that challenge the norm of society’s current understanding of

Congratulations are in order for Sun Lakes Community Theatre

aesthetics. From mass advertising to trending cultural fads, their works

for receiving its first competitive grant, the Community Investment

explore how memorable icons are made out of bold color choices com-

Grant from the Arizona Commission of the Arts. The grant pro-

bined with repeat patterns to attract consumers. The exhibit continues

vides $5,000 to support theatrical productions, presentations and

through Nov. 3. Visit VisionGallery.org for more information.

educational programs within SLCT. This highly competitive grant is

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awarded to arts organizations that provide evidence of quality programming, fiscal ingenuity and responsible stewardship of public funds. SLCT is honored to receive this prestigious award, which was

Chris Valenti, a resident of Chandler and owner/founder of CK

made possible by years of hard work and dedication to theatrical

Valenti Designs, is hosting the first annual “Break out of the Box”

arts by its members, volunteers, boards of directors and audiences.

challenge and inviting students in grades 6-8 to participate for

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hen on vacation in Laguna Beach, California, you could check out the numerous art galleries in the quaint downtown. You could shop till you drop

in funky, upscale-meets-bohemian boutiques. You could try your hand at surfing in the gentle, albeit cold, waves. Or you could sit on your balcony at the Surf and Sand Resort and enjoy the vast ocean 50 feet in front of you while reading, napping or just chilling out. The smell of the salt water, sound of the waves and panoramic view of the endless blue horizon never gets old. But if you have kids in tow, they might force you to leave the room. Good thing Laguna Beach has many kid-friendly activities designed to wear them out so you can get back to that balcony view. The Surf and Sand Resort is one of the few hotels in Laguna with beachfront property sitting directly on 500 feet of perfect sandcastle-building sand. Grab a lounge chair and watch from under the shade of the umbrella as the kids enjoy the sun and sand Southern California is known for. With its ocean view, comfy cabanas and poolside bar service, the hotel pool is also a popular draw for families. If you can tear yourself away from the ease of the resort, walk 15 minutes to Main Beach in Downtown Laguna Beach where tide pools, volleyball courts and a strolling boardwalk can keep the kids entertained for the afternoon. Surfing is not allowed at this part of the beach but boogie boarding and body surfing are always popular. At the north end of the beach, tide pools fill with fascinating creatures ripe for exploration. Right across the South Coast Highway from the Main Beach is Downtown Laguna Beach where you can cool off with a treat at Dolce Gelato or the kids can fill a basket with salt water taffy at Candy Baron. Even the faniciest restaurants have a casual atmosphere and most go the extra mile for picky eaters. For a healthy lunch try Nirvana Grille, where the kid’s menu offers items like sustainable, gluten-free fish sticks and antibiotic and hormone-free chicken fingers. For a not-as-healthy-but-fun option, try a retro

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Americana meal at Ruby’s Diner. The burgers, chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese are always a favorite as are the classic cars on display in the front. The town’s mix of environmental and art appreciation allows for a host of fun and educational activities. Observe rescued sea lions and seals at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, take a mini workshop that mixes art with education at the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts or watch a kid-friendly play at the Laguna Playhouse. For a more adventurous afternoon, head to nearby Fisherman’s Cove. With some of the calmest waters in Laguna, it is an ideal starting point for a two-hour kayak tour. Families can explore the kelp forest, view marine life in the crystal clear waters and, if they are lucky, spot sea lions, dolphins and even whales. After a long day of fun in the sun, the S’mores and Snores treatment back at the hotel is a relaxing way to wind down the day. Kids are treated to handmade s’mores that they can make themselves in the fire pits on the lobby floor. Upon returning to the room, a pop-up tent is set up so they can “go camping” while you enjoy some quiet time back on the balcony. Check out Laguna Beach at VisitLagunaBeach.com.

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A Smoky Scene CHANDLER’S NEWEST CIGAR BAR IS FOR BOTH LADIES AND GENTS ARTICLE MICHELLE GUERRERO | PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID APEJI

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handler has a new place to

sink so the ladies can freshen up

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without using the unisex sinks. I

bar offering premium cigars, craft

know it's funny, but I'm proud of

beers and spirits. The place has

that,” Medlen says.

a light, airy feel with its open

Puro also offers a private

floor plan and wall of retractable

membership lounge for cigar afi-

windows. Their high tables make

cionados. The private room has

it easier for guests to mingle and

oversized chairs, bar seating and

adds to the open atmosphere.

climate-controlled

Guests can also relax outside and

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enjoy the stars above from Puro’s 2,000-square-foot rooftop patio.

From left: Morgan Medlen, Pat Stratman, Kyle Munson

“It’s a fresh, comfortable environment and a place you can kick back and relax,” says owner Pat Stratman.

humidified

percent discount on their tabs. “The Puro familia are here to provide a fun, stress-free atmosphere where everyone is treated with a smile and maybe a few good

While it doesn’t feel like a sports bar, they do have 18 flat-screen

jokes,” says Munson. “I like to keep it loose and fun with everyone

televisions. Stratman also installed a hospital grade ventilation system

who comes through the door and encourage my staff to do the same.”

to purify the air while constantly bringing in fresh air from outdoors.

Stratman’s current favorite cigar is the Liga Privada No. 9. Munson’s

“We have the best selection of Scotch and bourbon whiskey in town and

top picks in the humidor right now are the Curivari Café Noir or the

the best cigars, too. But everything boils down to staffing. If the staff is having

Eiroa Maduro. If you’re unfamiliar with cigars or don’t yet have a favor-

fun, the customers are having fun. That stuff is contagious,” Stratman says.

ite to call your own, never fear. They welcome novice cigar smokers.

Kyle Munson, Puro’s general manager, and Morgan Medlen, the

“Come in for a smoke and I guarantee you will leave with new friends

operations director, run the show. Medlen’s nickname is Mama Mo

you will want to come back and enjoy another stick with,” says Munson.

because she’s the mom of the Puro family. She keeps them organized while Munson is responsible for the quality liquor, cigars and marketing. “I belong in this industry. I love to host a good party and that is essentially what I get to do every day,” Medlen says. Cigar bars are no longer synonymous with men’s clubs. Women enjoy them as well. “I, for sure, see more and more women enjoying cigars. Women come in with their husbands and enjoy a smoke; they come in by themselves and enjoy. Some of the best cigar reps I know are women. It's amazing,” says Medlen. “Cigars are like wine; they have different notes and flavors and essences. There is literally something for everyone to enjoy, so even a woman who doesn't smoke everyday can find something she will like.” Medlen’s favorite cigar is dependent on her mood, but she usually reaches for a Java Red from Rocky Patel. It has a coffee flavor with hints of chocolate and traces of cherries. “In a male dominant hobby and environment, we offer a women's-only restroom. It's clad in floral wallpaper and has pretty mirrors with a 16

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or some women, getting a mammogram isn’t something they want to do, but it’s an important appointment that should not go ignored.

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ceived and performed by providing a comfort-driven, patient-centric environment that helps put patients at ease while offering advanced, top-of-the-line breast-imaging technology and expert interpretations. “We specialize exclusively on breast health,” Lana Yoder Dale, regional director of operations for Arizona, says. “All of our radiologists are board-certified in diagnostic radiology and completed additional education and training in breast imaging.” As a breast cancer survivor, Yoder Dale is passionate about providing early detection for women. “I’m a huge advocate for women’s health, particularly breast health,” she says, mentioning that Solis offers advanced 3-D imaging, also called tomosynthesis. “We offer the latest and greatest imaging technology that increases the early detection rate by 54 percent and decreases the recall rate—the amount of times a woman has to be called back for further testing—by 37 percent. It really can save lives.”  As the largest private breast-imaging practice in the country, Solis provides a “Peace of Mind Mammogram.” That means they work diligently to take the stress and anxiety of out the mammogram experience and provide patients with a high-level of personalized care and compassion.  “One of the things that I like best about my job is that I get the

mortality,” Jones says. She advises women start getting mammograms annually at age 40. (Most mammograms are covered by insurance.)

added value of seeing the patients,” Dr. Connie Jones, a radiologist

“Some women may experience mild discomfort, but I tell them

at Solis, says. “To me, it’s personally fulfilling when I’m able to talk

to see this as a beneficial exam, that if there was something there,

with a patient and make sure that her concerns are being addressed.

we would find it early—and that helps to reduce their anxiety about

Also, working in conjunction with the woman’s doctor improves the

the procedure,” she says. “Most patients leave feeling relieved that it

likelihood that she’s receiving well-rounded care.”

wasn’t as bad as they thought.”

Jones, who recently wrote a book for the general public on the mammogram process called the Breast Test Book, has been a radiologist for 20

Along with the spa-like atmosphere of each center, Solis’ warm and caring staff help make the entire procedure as comfortable as possible.

years. After her radiology residency, she trained for an additional year learn-

“When a patient comes in we want them to feel like a part of our family,”

ing all of the specifics of breast imaging. She says the two biggest risk factors

Yoder Dale says. “We treat them like our mother, our sister, our daughter.”

for breast cancer are being a woman (gender) and getting older (age). “All women have the same baseline risk, and a mammogram is clearly the best tool we have in terms of finding breast cancer and decreasing 18

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A Guide to Rocky Point A B e a c h D e s t i n at i o n t o t h e S o u t h

P

ARTICLE KATHLEEN BLAIR | PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC BROWN

uerto Peñasco (nicknamed Rocky Point)

Locals are welcoming and crime against

is a growing seaside village and beach

Americans is not particularly noteworthy.

destination that is an easy four-hour drive

The town is full of tourists and you see more

from Chandler. Once you cross the border,

Americans than natives.

you will travel less than an hour on the

There are two main sections for rental

Mexican highway, which is clearly marked

opportunities. Los Conchas has hundreds of

along the way as a “hassle-free zone.” Almost

homes, some on the water and some near

every car you see will have an Arizona or

the water, so be sure you know what you are

California license plate.

renting. If you are interested in swimming, be

Entering the town of Puerto Peñasco, you

sure to ask if the property is on a sandy part

will see the downturn of the economy in

of the beach or if it is rocky. The rocks make it

2009 took its toll on this resort community

very difficult to get into the water.

but there are also signs that new develop-

Sandy Beach is the section where you

ment is back in the forefront. At the end of

will find the majority of resorts, which are on

Sandy Beach, a cruise dock and terminal

a beautiful sandy stretch of land with won-

is being built that will have the ability to

derful swimming and water sports oppor-

handle large cruise ships. Expected com-

tunities. The waters of the Sea of Cortez is

pletion is 2019. Phoenix is the closest major

warm and inviting.

city where the ships will be getting their

Rocky Point has a couple of grocery

supplies so employment and development

stores and a Sam’s Club, but keep in

opportunities look bright.

mind that you are in another country. The

Most resorts and rental communities are

cheese is different, the snacks are differ-

gated but there really seems to be no need.

ent, the milk is different. If you are not a

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fan of trying new things or the unexpected, you may want to bring your own groceries from home. There are vendors on the beach offering massages, drinks, treats and almost every kind of souvenir and bauble you can imagine. Beach vendors only take cash, so be prepared if you plan to shop. Bartering is expected. Plan on at least one trip into “town” for some great bars, restaurants and shops. Buy fresh fish that just came off the boat that same day from the many fish markets. Vendors will even provide a cooler for you to take your seafood back across the border! For a quick trip or a longer stay, Rocky Point is an affordable option for a great vacation!  

Rocky Point 101

Going to a foreign country can be intimidating when you don’t know the culture or laws. The following information is provided so you can enjoy your trip by planning ahead. CAR INSURANCE – Everyone driving to Mexico is required by law

to purchase Mexican vehicle insurance with liability coverage. There are several places to get insurance right before you cross the border. CHECKPOINTS – When driving to and from Rocky Point, travelers

must stop at each and every checkpoint. CURRENCY – The resorts, most restaurants and stores use U.S.

currency, but it would be wise to have pesos for cabs, tips and street vendors. Using credit cards internationally are subject to additional fees. There are also fees on cash withdrawals from foreign bank ATMs. FIREARMS, AMMUNITION AND ILLEGAL DRUGS – Do not bring

these across the border as you will be arrested if they are found on you or your passengers or in your vehicle. MEXICAN CUSTOMS – When you drive across the border, you may need

to declare what you are bringing into Mexico. Personal items like clothing, cameras, sports equipment and laptops are allowed. You also are allowed to bring additional items with a value up to $400. If you are over the allotted amount and do not declare those items, your vehicle can be confiscated. If items are found that weren’t declared, you will have to pay hefty fines. PETS – You are allowed to bring up to three pets into Mexico

without a permit but you must bring a health certificate from your vet showing your pets have been vaccinated. Do not bring your pet bird, turtle, fish or other exotic animals into Mexico as they will be subject to quarantine at your own expense. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS – Adults and children 16 and over need a pass-

port or passport card. Children under 16 years old only need their birth certificate. The driver must also have a current driver’s license. Be sure to make photocopies of these documents and keep them separate from the originals. VEHICLE TITLES - All vehicles crossing the border must have a vehi-

cle title. This includes cars, trucks, boats, jet skis, water bikes, ATV’s, dune buggies, etc.  If you are leasing your vehicle, the leasing contract must be in the name of the person driving the car. If your vehicle is a company car and you are allowed to drive it out of the country, you will need to show a document verifying your employment with that company and authorization to drive the vehicle in Mexico.  CONTINUED >

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A GUIDE TO ROCKY POINT (CON TI N U ED)

SMART TRAVEL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM (STEP) – Consider enroll-

ing in this free program that is provided by the U.S. government for U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. This program allows you to enter information about your trip so the U.S. Department of State can assist you in case of an emergency. The website to enroll is www.Travel.State.Gov.

Things to Do in Rocky Point

SPEED LIMITS AND TRAFFIC SIGNS – The speed limit signs in Mexico

EL MALECON BOARDWALK – A stroll down the Malecon in down-

are in kilometers. When driving through Rocky Point, the speed limit is

town Puerto Peñasco is a great way to take in the local flavor and

40 km, or 25 mph, unless otherwise noted. If you are caught breaking

the magnificent view of the Sea of Cortez. Along the boardwalk

the traffic laws, fines will be assessed and you will be asked to follow the

you’ll find shops, restaurants and fish markets. During the evening

Officer to the police station, where fines must be paid immediately.

the breathtaking sunsets are not to be missed.

THEFT – When traveling to any foreign country, it is imperative to exercise

FISHING – Whether you’re an avid fisherman or a novice,

precautions. Never walk alone in areas off the main streets. Do not wear

Rocky Point is one of the best locations in Mexico for fishing

expensive jewelry or carry designer handbags that may draw attention to you.

because of the surrounding islands, reefs and estuaries. Fish

TIPPING – The standard rate for tipping at restaurants, bars and taxis

species popular in the area include sierra mackerel, triggerfish,

is 15 percent. For parking attendants, laundry service and room service a 10 percent peso tip is customary. WATER/ALCOHOL SAFETY – It’s important that you do not drink tap

corvina, shrimp, grouper and spotted seabass. BOAT RENTAL AND CHARTERS – Head over to the Rocky Point

Fishing Club for all things boats and lots of day trip charters.

water or drink beverages with ice cubes that are made from tap water.

SCUBA DIVING/SNORKELING – Rocky Point is known for the vast

Most resorts and restaurants serve bottled or purified water and ice

variety of underground sea life. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of

cubes. The nightclubs, bars and restaurants are monitored by the local

Cortez, “The world aquarium.”

government to insure safe beverages are being served or they are subject to losing their license. WEATHER – Tourism thrives from late March to the middle of

November. It is less crowded in the months of July and August due to the high humidity. The water temperature is cold in the winter months from November to February. WHERE TO CROSS – It’s best to travel the main roads during daylight

hours and use the Lukeville, Arizona/Sonoyta, Sonora border crossing. The border is opened from 6 a.m. to midnight.  

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SAN JORGE ISLAND - BIRD ISLAND – Take a boat ride over

to the island and swim and snorkel with sea lions, do some bird watching, see dolphins, snorkel, scuba dive or kayak. From October to April, you might see whales!  SUNSET CRUISE – Spectacular sunsets admired from a boat ride

around the bay on either a party boat, catamaran or sailboat makes for a memorable evening. EL PINACATE – Challenge yourself with a hike to the peak of

El Pinacate, the Santa Clara Volcano. It is a natural protected


Do’s and Dont’s of Declaring Play it safe when returning to the U.S. and declare ALL items that you purchased. The allowed amount for items purchased is $800 per person and $1,600 per family. The allowed amount for items purchased to be resold in a business is $2,500. Anything over that amount requires document preparation by a broker. BE SURE TO DECLARE:

area, where lava flowed more than 2 million years ago. The

• All purchases that you are bringing back to the States

mountain range is filled with rocks, sand and volcanic ashes

• Gifts you received or purchased

that have formed spectacular colors and craters. El Pinacate is

• Items you purchased for your business or plan to resale

a well maintained national park about 45 minutes from Puerto

• It is unlawful to underestimate the cost of an item

Peñasco. Camping is allowed.

your purchased or received. Cash penalties plus

GOLF – There are three golf courses available; two are Jack

Nicklaus-designed courses with spectacular scenery.

taxes will be due as well as the possibility of that item being confiscated and possibility of arrest.

SAND DUNES – The sand dunes offer activities to enjoy such as

horseback riding, ATV and dune buggy riding, sand boarding and hiking.

ALLOWABLE ITEMS INCLUDE:

KITE SURFING – The slight waves near the beach make kite surfing

not only a great workout, but lots of fun so strap your feet to a wakeboard and hang on to a kite as you sail across the waves! OYSTER FARM – Located only seven miles from Rocky Point, you can

watch oysters being caught, shucked and served. WATER ACTIVITIES – There is just about everything you can think

• Cigarettes - one carton per person, 18 years of age or older • Cigars (not Cuban) - $100 per person, 18 or older • Liquor - one liter (39.8 fl. oz.) or one six-pack of beer per person, 21 years of age or older

of—jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, water bikes and horse-

• Medicines - requires a prescription from a doctor in

back riding on the beach.

the U.S. and must be in its original containers

ROCKY POINT ZIPLINE – This tour is over one mile of high-flying fun! ULTRALIGHT FLIGHTS – These flying machines may seem a little

PROHIBITED ITEMS INCLUDE:

bit intimidating but don’t worry, you will be riding with an experienced pilot who gives professional ultralight rides to tourists. These

• Birds

pilots have years of experience so you are definitely in good hands.

• Natural wildlife

Ultralight flights typically last about 10-15 minutes and can be pur-

• Whale bones or coral or other articles of

chased for $40-$50.

endangered species • Houseplants • Fruits and vegetables • Pork or ham • Uncooked eggs or potatoes • Fireworks • Firearms • Illegal drugs • Switchblade knives

CONTINUED >

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A GUIDE TO ROCKY POINT (CON TI N U ED)

A Sky-High Gem Penthouse Perfection in Rocky Point You know you are in for a treat when you are given the special code that allows the elevator to take you up to the penthouse at Bella Sirena. Walking inside the beautifully etched doorway of Penthouse C1301, you find yourself in the spacious yet comfortable living area with a large dining table for 12, leather couches, a large 70” flat-screen TV and a dream kitchen with granite countertops and high-end stainless steel appliances. But what really beckons your attention is the view. Opening the large sliding glass doors, the view is incredible. The grounds below are meticulously maintained. Palm trees billow in the ocean breeze. The sun’s reflection sparkles off the waters of the many pools in the complex. Offering 360-degree views, the skyline of Los Suenos catches your eye to the left and the construction of the new cruise ship dock to the right. Straight ahead is nothing but a beautiful view of the Sea of Cortez and its sandy beach.  Exploring the 5,000-square-foot penthouse there are “Oh, look!” moments at every turn. The inside of the condo has literally been brought outdoors with the large sliding pocket doors opening the living area and master bedroom to the ocean view. From the walk-in wine cellar with two separate wine coolers; the media room with a great stereo system; the master en suite complete with fireplace and custom walk-in closet; three more large bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom; the oversized laundry room to the intricate tile work in the ceiling recesses, the attention to detail will not go unnoticed. The kitchen is professionally equipped with anything and everything you could possibly need: Viking appliances, well-stocked cupboards and drawers, pass-through windows to the deck and, best of all, a separate ice-making unit to keep up with the many guests.  The palapas are very large—both of them! The furniture is heavy yet inviting and the outdoor gas grill is large enough to handle lots of cooking. The hot tub is a welcome respite after a full day of activities. A spiral staircase leads up to the second outdoor space, which is nicely appointed and complete with a fireplace. The owners of this luxury property are local to Phoenix and bought their first Rocky Point property in 2008, and this one in 2015. They have not spared any expense or attention to detail for their guests. From the welcome note and bottle of champagne to the supply of amenities to the extremely comfortable beds, you only need to bring your clothes! If you're considering a relaxing and plush stay in Rocky Point, don't miss this gem. The owners of the condo are incredibly accommodating and generous with their “home.” The only negative thing we could come up with was the thought of it not being available the next time we want to escape to Mexico! For your getaway with friends or family, contact John and Debbie Peterson at VRBO.com/788918. 24

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GLAMP I T UP

Schnepf Farms’ New Glamping Site Brings a Coziness That’s Just Peachy ARTICLE GEORGANN YARA | PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY SCHNEPF FARMS

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he newest peach on Schnepf Farms isn’t something you can bite into.

The Cozy Peach—a quiet area nestled among

pine trees that boasts views of the San Tan Mountains—is the new glamping site on the popular family-run agritourism hot spot known for its U-Pick peaches and seasonal festivals. The farm has offered a camping option for visitors with RVs, but this enclave is even separated from that spot, granting overnighters a tranquil escape amidst nature that comes with the creature comforts of city life. It’s an idyllic and fitting setting for the newest lodging craze to hit the travel industry, and this iconic Queen Creek gathering place. A fusion of “glorious” or “glamorous” (depending on who you ask) and “camping,” glamping offers the positive aspects of camping without the undesirable ones, which are replaced with running water in private bathrooms and kitchens, firm bedding and climate control. For couples or families with at least one person who craves bonding with nature but cringes at the thought of not showering for a couple of days, using questionable public restrooms or— gasp!—having to dig hole in the dirt a few times a day, glamping is a win-win scenario. At Schnepf Farms, seven campers manufactured between the 1940s-1970s have been tricked out and spruced up to provide amenities that far exceed what traditional campers are accustomed to seeing at home base. They can accommodate two, four or six guests and come equipped with air conditioning, refrigerators and showers. A couple of them have microwaves and four have bathtubs. There are barbecue grills outside as well as CONTINUED >

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GLAMP IT UP (CON TI N U ED)

custom vintage awnings, patios, porches and grass yards. One has bunk beds, making it perfect for kids. Each has its own theme. Carrie Schnepf, who owns the farm with her husband Mark and their four children, has taken on the job of coordinating the themes and décor.   “One is shabby chic, one is rustic, one is Parisian and there’s one that’s retro,” Schnepf says excitedly on a warm August afternoon while shopping for window treatments and other touches for the Cozy Peach’s lodgings. She’s particularly excited about the purple wall that’s going up in the retro camper from the ‘60s. “I’m having fun re-doing them.” It promises to be a fun feature for Schnepf Farms, which draws more than a quarter of a million visitors each year and was designated in 2006 as an Arizona Treasure by former Gov. Janet Napolitano and the Arizona Office of Tourism. It also aims to be a sound business move with timing on their side. According to the Family Break Finder, a website specializing in economical deals for family vacations, one-third of holiday survey respondents specifically said they wanted to try glamping, which is considered to be a lower-cost holiday option than traditional hotels. The trend, which originated in Europe and made its way over the pond, has picked up in recent years. The resource Glamping.com was created specifically to serve this demand. And “glamping” wasn’t a word until 2006, but today several million searches are done each year on this word, according to the website. Considered the first hotel in Queen Creek, The Cozy Peach’s guests can order room service from the café, hit the Queen Creek Olive Mill across the street and decompress after festivals. Schnepf envisions the spot as being a place for folks to lay their heads when attending any Southeast Valley event. It also allows those who have trepidations about camping to dip their toes into the idea without having to fully dive in. “If you’ve wanted to camp but you’re not so adventurous, this is the way to do it,” Schnepf says. Rates are $110-$165 per night, depending on the time of year. No pets. Book a camper at SchnepfFarms.com. 28

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Road Trip ARTICLE ALISON BAILIN BATZ | PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY CITY OF SIERRA VISTA

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testing and certification. But, beyond serving a hub that protects us—not to mention our computers and smart phones—from everything that goes bump in the night, Sierra Vista is one of Arizona’s best-kept tourism secrets. At the base of the 9,400-foot Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista enjoys bright, sunny days and star-studded nights. Sierra Vista’s 4,600-foot elevation makes it a cool respite from the hot summer climate and a delightful escape from the winter chill. In fact, its diversity offers something for everyone. Here are some best bets for a weekend—or longer—trip this fall.

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(CON TI N U ED)

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With nearly 40 miles of riparian vegetation, this 56,000-acre area is teeming with plant and animal life. Highly popular with bird watchers (more than half of the known breeding bird species in the United States have been spotted here), visitors can hike solo or choose from regularly scheduled bird, interpretive and river walks led by docents from the San Pedro House. PARKER CANYON LAKE

Tucked between gently rolling hills of the Sonoita wine country and surrounded by the Western Huachuca Mountains, this 132-acre lake and recreation site offers fully ADA-accessible fishing opportunities (fishing license required). STARGAZING

Amateur astronomers can find a host of stargazing opportunities in Southern Arizona because of Sierra Vista’s dark sky ordinances and vast, unlit county lands, which help reduce astronomy photo light pollution, making the stars shine even brighter. In total, there are 16 observatories in the area. San Pedro Valley Observatory is a favorite as it specializes in individualized experiences. Guests can book a two-hour session for up to four people with one of the observatory’s professional astronomers. DINE

Have a hankering for spicy kimchi, authentic German cuisine or down-home American eats? You’ll find it in Sierra Vista’s foodie scene with dozens of locally owned restaurants serving American and international fare. Chefs from around the globe have brought their culinary heritage and set up shop in Sierra Vista. Some locally recommended favorites include the German Café, Tanuki, Sunna’s and Indochine. WINE

In the heart of Arizona’s premier wine regions, Sierra Vista is ideally situated near Sonoita and Patagonia to the west and Willcox to the east. Rich soil, high elevation, cool nights and warm days are a vintner’s dream. If planning a weekend or longer stay in the area, take advantage of the more than two dozen tasting rooms within a an hour or so practically in any direction of the heart of the city, including Dos Cabezas WineWorks, Flying Leap Vineyards, Hannah’s Hill Vineyard, Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards Tasting Room, Kief-Joshua Vineyards, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards, Lightning Ridge Cellars and more. Plan your visit at VisitSierraVista.com. 32

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ing colors. Second, you need to take everything (yes, everything) out of your closet. Third, go "shopping" in your current pieces to see what you have, but be judgmental (think Tim Gunn) toward each item. If it's worn, pilling, has holes or has lost its shape, toss it aside. Fourth, evaluate what’s missing in your capsule and go shopping to complete the wardrobe. When you're shopping, put each item through the "1-2-3" rule: 1) I am only going to have one of these in my closet so if I buy this piece, one piece in my existing wardrobe needs to go. (This only applies if you have already completed your wardrobe.) 2) Does this match both my coloring AND my style?  3) Does this piece coordinate with at least three other items in my wardrobe? Many women are currently moving toward this minimalistic approach to their wardrobe to simplify their lives. My capsule wardrobe e-book is coming out soon, so stay tuned and mention this article to receive special pricing! Learn more at AshPersonalStylist.com. Chandler Lifestyle | October 2017

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October Lifestyle Calendar

OCT. 4 AND OCT. 18 FAMILY AND COMMUNITY NIGHTS TUMBLEWEED RECREATION CENTER Join the Chandler community at the Tumbleweed Recreation Center for family nights throughout

the

fall.

On Oct. 4, family night

OCTOBER 12

will consist of arts and

GET THE LED OUT

crafts with an "Under

CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

the Sea” theme! Cre-

The popular Get the Led Out band, also known as the American Led Zep-

ate sculptures and art

pelin, is back! As part of their tour they will stop in Chandler to offer resi-

with sand, shells and

dents the opportunity to experience their effort to bring the music of Led

more. On Oct. 18, head

Zeppelin to the big stage. Tickets are on sale online. GTLORocks.com

on over to the TRC for arts and crafts to the beat of Halloween tunes. Admission is free with a TRC pass, $2 for residents ages 1-12 and $3

OCTOBER 14

for non-residents. ChandlerAZ.gov

COMPREHENSIVE PILATES TEACHER TRAINING

EVERY THURSDAY FROM 3-7 P.M.

CHANDLER Southwest Institute of Pilates is proud to offer a progressive, compre-

CHANDLER FARMERS MARKET

hensive and effective way of learning and teaching the Pilates method

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Shop with local vendors every Thursday starting Oct. 5 at the Chan-

approach facilitates individuals’ learning processes and focuses on

dler Farmers Market! Produce, cooking sauces, pastries, crafts and

classical and contemporary Pilates approaches. For more information,

many other products will be sold by local companies throughout the

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entire month. The market is free to attend and offers the perfect opportunity to support local businesses. DowntownChandler.org

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Celebrate the 100th birthday of the

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McCroskey House with the Chan-

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dler Museum. Built in 1917, the house has given us a look into life throughout the past 100 years. The event will include an eve-

OCTOBER 20 - 22 LOST LAKE FESTIVAL

ning lantern tour of the house, cake and live music. RSVP to the

STEELE INDIAN SCHOOL PARK

Chandler Museum. ChandlerMuseum.org

A new, three-day festival will be coming to the Phoenix area like we’ve

OCTOBER 7 TOUR DE FAT TEMPE BEACH PARK

never seen before! With over 40 artists on the lineup, a variety of culinary offerings and an adult-sized playground, the festival is a celebration of the Phoenix community. Tickets are on sale now. LostLakeFestival.com

With a mix of musicians, circus performers, magicians and more,

OCTOBER 21

attend the annual Tour de Fat! Michael Franti and Spearhead

SECOND ANNUAL FREE COMMUNITY SHRED-A-THON

will be performing and guests can enjoy a variety of beers. The

DOWNTOWN OCOTILLO

event benefits various bike groups promoting bicycling safety

Bring up to three boxes per household to safely dispose of sensitive doc-

and bicycle maintenance, among others. NewBelgium.com

uments for free. There will be a few surprises as well as special guests, the Chandler Fire and Police departments.

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C L I E N T A P P R E C I AT I O N OPEN HOUSE!

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OCTOBER 21 TASTE OF GILBERT FESTIVAL FREESTONE PARK Taste of Gilbert is a one-day festival featuring food, music, games, a marketplace and more! The event will include local business vendors, a live music stage, DJ booth, backyard games, arts and crafts, and fun giveaways. Free admission and parking, so bring the whole family! (Sorry, no pets.) TasteofGilbertAZ.com

OCTOBER 21 2017 RANDOLPH SCOTT FOUNDATION MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OCOTILLO GOLF RESORT Come out for the 7th Annual Randolph Scott Foundation Golf Memorial at the beautiful Ocotillo Golf Resort! With a new partnership with Bar-

Bring the entire family...Including your fur babies... on November 3, 2017 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM for an evening filled with food, activities and lots of fun! Follow us on Facebook for updates and more information!

bells for Boobs, the nonprofit works to benefit local charities in need. There will be prizes, a raffle, auction and food provided after the tournament. RScottFoundation.com

OCTOBER 28 & 29 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL MESA ARTS CENTER Spirits and attendees will unite at the Dia de los Muertos Festival. The festival celebrates the Day of the Dead with food, music, jewelry, arts and crafts. Attendees will be surrounded by local and regional Spanish dance and musical performances. The event is free to attend. MesaArtsCenter.com

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- FREE ADMISSION -

8th Annual

Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off NOVEMBER 10 - 11, 2017 A slice of the old west lifestyle on display at Tumbleweed Ranch in Tumbleweed Park.

LIVE Music ALL WEEKEND!

SW corner of McQueen and Germann Roads

FRIDAY, 6-8 p.m.

Five-Course Chuck Wagon Meals

$15 each - Tickets sold Saturday only at 10 a.m.!

Lunch served at 12:30 p.m.

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business directory ART & PHOTOGRAPHY Hall of Frames (480) 855-9200 hallofframes.com

AUTOMOTIVE

Huffs Automotive (480) 726-8900 huffsautomotive.com

CHARITIES & FUNDRAISERS

AASK - Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (602) 930-4409 aask-az.org

DENTISTS & ORTHODONTICS

Aquila Dental (480) 812-2800 aquiladental.com Chamberlain Orthodontics (480) 448-2480 smilestraight.com   Novelly Dentistry (480) 892-6868 drnovelly.com  

DERMATOLOGISTS

Desert Sky Dermatology and Surgical Center (480) 855-0085 desertskyderm.com East Valley Dermatology Center (480) 821-8888 evderm.com  

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ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

Pollack Investments (Pollack Tempe Cinemas) (480) 888-0888 pollacktempecinemas.com

FAITH

New Heights Church (480) 747-7826 newheightsaz.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS Solis Mammography (469) 398-4150 solismammo.com

HOME DESIGN & FURNISHINGS The Dump (757) 552-1598 thedump.com

HOME SERVICES

Shamrock Roofing (480) 888-6648 shamrockroofingservices.com

KITCHEN & BATH

JK Cabinets (480) 219-9580 jkkitchencabinets2you.com

MASSAGE

Hand and Stone Chandler (480) 665-5600 handandstonechandler.com   Massage Luxe (480) 626-1221 massageluxe.com

MEDICAL CLINICS & FACILITIES

Cielo Aesthetics & Wellness (480) 494-5173 cieloaesthetics.com

MISC MEDICAL

Desert Eyesthetics (480) 454-7130 Ocotillo Foot and Ankle (480) 895-0276 ocotillofootankle.com  

OTHER

Chandler Historical Society/ Chandler Museum (480) 782-2717 chandleraz.gov Chandler LifeStyle Magazine (480) 648-9890 Chandlerlifestyle.com  

PET CARE

Animal Medical Center of Chandler (480) 339-0406 amcofc.com

REAL ESTATE AZRC Realty (480) 241-7622 azrcrealty.com

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE Coconuts FIsh Cafe (480) 247-7900 coconutsfishcafe.com

Cuisine & Wine Bistro (480) 275-6700 D'vine Gourmet (480) 275-5320 dvinegourmet.com Ginger Monkey (480) 802-6659 gingermonkeyaz.com   Otaku (480) 821-3908 otakusushi.com  

SALONS & SPAS Amazing Lash Katherine's Lashes (480) 467-4425 amazinglashstudio.com

SENIOR LIVING & SERVICES

Chandler Memory Care (480) 718-9055 avenirseniorliving.com Renaissance Retirement Community (480) 883-2000 renaissanceretirement.com  

SPECIALTY SHOPS Cactus Flower (480) 820-8553 cactusflower.com Experimac (480) 207-1150 experimac.com


As a Hand & Stone Lifestyle Member, you will enjoy all of these wonderful benefits: YOUR CHOICE: One Hour Massage or Signature Facial each month UNLIMITED Additional Spa Services at member pricing GIFT CARD DISCOUNTS 10% OFF all Spa Retail Products BRING A GUEST to Hand & Stone at discounted rate FAMILY MEMBER DISCOUNTS ONLY REWARDS PROGRAM An $89.95 HONORED NATIONWIDE Per Month value! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Enjoy a One Hour Massage EXTENDED HOURS or Facial each month!

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Parting Thoughts

The Best

Vacation I Ever Took WHY GOING TO PORTLAND CHANGED MY LIFE

I

ARTICLE CARISSA KRAUSMAN

n August 2011, I flew into Portland, Oregon, to visit friends and family. Portland is such

a cool city filled with fantastic food, vibrant music and arts scene, and really cool eclectic boutiques. At this point in time I had been working at Shoe Mill in Tempe for nine years. I am a self-professed shoe addict and love working in the comfort shoe side of footwear. So, it is no surprise that I check out other shoe stores when I travel. One day during this vacation I popped into a store called Imelda’s (cute name, right?). I had always wanted to open my own shoe store, but thought it would be too expensive to ever do. Upon walking into this store I was surprised by the layout. Minimum furniture and decorations with expensive shoes stacked on top of their shoe boxes. The selection was so much

brand, which would require being on the

was only going to grow and get more pop-

cuter than anything I had seen in Arizona.

road for about a third of the year driving

ular. I called the landlord, got the details and

The staff was stylish and friendly and I was

hours going from one account to another. No,

arranged a meeting. Two others had already

lucky enough to meet the owner. She was

thank you. Could I do it? Could I really open

turned in business plans. I wrote mine in 48

young, perhaps only five years older then

my own store? Does Arizona have a market

hours and showed up for the meeting. The

me. I always pictured storeowners being

for a hip, funky comfort shoe store? Where

other two applying for the spot were restau-

older and having 20 years or more in the

would it be located? I figured it would be a

rants, something that Chandler has plenty

business. An idea began to form.

good time to write up a business plan and

of already. The landlord happened to cross

perhaps make it a reality three years later.

his legs and he was wearing a shoe brand

The next day while I did a beautiful hike in Silverton called Seven Falls, my brain

One night, after my trip was over, I was

that I was very familiar with. I informed him

began working overtime. I had a good job

walking back to my car after dinner at San

that if I got the spot he would have the best

doing something I loved but there was no

Tan Brewery. I’ve lived in Chandler most

selection of that brand two miles from him.

room for growth. If I wanted to stay working

of my life and I was so impressed at how

Two days later, I received a text message.

in the industry elsewhere, I only had a cou-

Downtown Chandler was really coming into

They had accepted my business plan. Less

ple of options. I could try to go out and get a

its own. Cool restaurants, nightlife and tons

than 60 days later, I opened Shoe Thrill, not

job in the corporate side and be a buyer for

of events and concerts—even a farmers

long after I turned 30 years old. It was that

somewhere like Nordstrom or Macy’s. This

market. Then I saw it: A “For Lease” sign on

trip to Portland that was the driving force that

didn’t sound too appealing because small

the Urban Tea Loft. I couldn’t believe it, there

gave me the confidence needed to achieve

businesses were all that I had worked for

was an opening downtown. THIS would be

my dream. Best vacation ever.

or known. I could be a rep for an individual

the perfect location! Downtown Chandler

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