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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Tammy Fellows | tammy.fellows@lifestylepubs.com PUBLISHER ASSISTANT

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Thank You, Gracias, Merci, Danke, Grazi!

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WE WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE TO SAY THANK YOU. Thank you to all the inspir-

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ing people of our community. It never ceases to amaze me how many truly great

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people and organizations we have right here in our community. We are consistently blown away by all of the endless philanthropic efforts, charity and nonprofit organizations that exist and continue to grow in our community. We are constantly reminded of this through the new people we meet and the stories we hear and get to share every day. I am humbled and honored to be part of such a community that is always finding more ways to give back. In my experience, the biggest gift in life is gratitude—“the quality of being thankful: readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” The gift is always in the

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give—when you see a need you fill a need. My favorite book of all time is The Giving Tree. This book is filled with the message to give selflessly and to never stop giving back even when you feel there

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is nothing left to give. Remember to always ask the question, “How can I help

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you?” It may surprise you just how much you can help even if you feel you are

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helpless in any given situation. We all have something to give. This simple act of

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kindness will bring you joy! What a gift! As you explore the inspiring stories throughout our November “Thankful” issue, we encourage you to find what you are most grateful for. For me, it’s my family and friends. Words can’t explain how incredibly lucky I feel to be surrounded by such inspiring, loving, kind, thoughtful and supportive people in my life. I feel truly blessed by those around me.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 Cruise the World in Ultimate Comfort and Luxury Regent Seven Seas Provides the Ultimate Vacation Experience

20 Giving Others a Piece of the Pie Through Charity Work, Grimaldi’s Owners, Ivy and Joseph Ciolli, Contribute Beyond the Culinary

30 Never Give Up Jimmy Walker Spends His Mondays Sharing Messages of Inspiration to the Homeless

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34 Dinner Parties Made Easy Nicole Anders and Chef Markus Ford Share Tips and Trends

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

20 Inspired By 30 Local Limelight 34 Culinary Creations 38 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Local’s Choice


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The 42nd Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards On Sept. 14, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Arizona’s best and brightest broadcast talents during the 42nd Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. At the event, held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, more than 90 Rocky Mountain Emmys were given in the categories of television excellence, news, production and creative communications.

The 19th Annual Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner This event by the Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Association, held at Dominick's Steakhouse, raised $58,000 from sponsors and donors. The money will go to various charities. Valley native and Olympic gold medalist, Misty Hyman, and Hall of Fame Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, Randy Johnson, both spoke at the event, which also featured Isaiah Acosta, who was born without a jaw.

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THE 17TH ANNUAL HEROES PATRIOTIC LUNCHEON

JOAN DOMINIQUE LAUNCHES WOMEN’S SHOE COLLECTION

On Nov. 8, the 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic

The international shoe brand is evolving from

Luncheon will be held at the Arizona Biltmore. The

offering only bespoke services to the elite to now

event provides, "the opportunity to honor and cel-

producing standardized sizing collections for men,

ebrate our veterans and military service members

and now, notably, women. Earlier this month, Joan

who have, and continue to, 'stand in the gap' to

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LUXURY ARCHITECTURE FIRM CANDELARIA DESIGN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States, according to

Candelaria Design Associates (CDA), one of

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the leading custom luxury architecture firms in the

has diabetes, with another 84 million adults at high

United States, is celebrating its 20-year anniver-

risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

sary. The firm has grown from a one-man show

If it's not controlled, diabetes can cause blind-

with Principal Mark B. Candelaria, AIA in 1999 to

ness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and it can

25 employees; designers; architects; and man-

even lead to death.

aging partners, including Evelyn Jung, Meredith

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of clients and architectural projects ranging from custom homes to boutique commercial projects to local landmark restaurants over the past 20 years,” Mark says. “We have designed more than

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firm, but a total lifestyle company that offers VIP

places across the country, but somehow has never

European travel tours and client services that go

been in Arizona—until now. The 2019 Ferrari Club

above and beyond the norm.”

Annual Experience will be held in Scottsdale Nov.

In 2014, CDA moved from a small office it had

6-11, with a decidedly Western theme echoed in the

outgrown in Central Phoenix to its current location

logo, Horsepower and Horses.

in Scottsdale. Recently, the company launched the

More than 600 attendees have already registered,

Candelaria Design Podcast, Inspiring Living. It fea-

making this the second-largest gathering ever held.

tures a wide gamut of guests covering topics like

The organizers have arranged a number of indi-

design, travel, cooking, business, life and everything

vidual activities, including drives and rallies to places

that inspires good living. CandelariaDesign.com

such as Prescott, Payson and Show Low; track days at the new APEX Racetrack in Maricopa; a judged Concours; and numerous social and dining functions. You can count on seeing lots of Ferraris all week,

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

Cruise the Worl Ultimate Comfort and Luxury

A day in Florence, Italy

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REGENT SEVEN SEAS PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE VACATION EXPERIENCE

THOSE LOOKING FOR A LUXURIOUS, DON’ T-HAVE -TO -THINK-ABOU T-ATHING, TRAVEL-THE-WORLD VACATION FIND IT ALL WITH REGENT SEVEN SEAS, AN ALL-INCLUSIVE CRUISE LINE THAT OFFERS AN UNRIVALED EXPERIENCE TO LUXURY CRUISERS. Here, pampering and relaxation meld with the opportunity to see some of the world’s most popular destinations. With Regent, you’re taken care of from the moment your trip begins—round-trip, business-class air on intercontinental flights from the U.S. and Canada is included, and the comforts only continue from there. Think floating five-star hotel complete with marble bathrooms, exquisitely prepared food, unlimited wine and spirits, and beds so comfortable you may never want to get up. Oh, and Regent’s fleet includes only all-suite ships with balconies, and every trip includes unlimited shore excursions, unlimited WiFi and gratuities included. THE SHIP As I stepped aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager in Barcelona, Spain for a 10-day Aegean Adventures cruise (this itinerary included stops in Marseille, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Valetta, Malta; Santorini, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; and Athens, Greece), I Docking in Valetta, Malta

was greeted with a glass of champagne and CONTINUED >

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

(CON TI N U ED)

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the high quality of everything, from the chinaware to the bed and mattresses in the suites, orchids in the suites” directed to my room, which included a vase of fresh orchids and a stocked mini-bar (let your cruise concierge know your beverage preferences ahead of time, and you’ll arrive to see it stocked with your favorites). The room itself included a walk-in closet, sitting area and bathroom with a tub. “We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the high quality of everything, from the chinaware to the bed and mattresses in the suites, orchids in the suites—we get those fresh for every cruise. They come from Holland, and we replace all the orchids in all the suites and common areas,” says Anatoli Makaev, general manager. The Voyager features a theater with live nightly entertainment, a library, a Serene Spa & Wellness spa, a fitness center, several restau-

A stop in Santorini, Greece

rants, a dining room, a small casino, lounges, boutique shops, a card room, a pool and two whirlpools. Regent also presents guests lecturers on the cruise that tie into the ship’s itinerary. On my trip, Dr. Bruce Chadwick, who is known as “the world’s greatest professor,” gave history presentations. With just 700 guests and 447 crew members, there was an intimate feel, and the crew quickly learned my preferences, from knowing my preferred drink order when I lounged by the pool to greeting me by name around the ship. THE FOOD On Regent cruises, forget everything you’ve ever heard about cruise ship food. Here, it’s like dining at a five-star restaurant each meal. There is an attention to detail and quality to the food that is unrivaled by other lines. There are plenty of options for food, from breakfast in bed to a breakfast buffet or coffee and food at the Coffee Connection, lunch at the pool deck restaurant or in a dining room, afternoon tea and snacks,  and dinner at either the dining room or the specialty restaurants—Prime 7 (a steakhouse), Sette Mari at La Veranda (Italian fare) or Chartreuse (a French restaurant). The dining room menu changes nightly, though it includes several options that are always on the menu including scallops, lobster, shrimp and various cuts of meat, including filet mignon. “Regent is famous not only for its food but the high quality of ingredients that are used,” Anatoli says. It’s easy to want to never leave. THOUGHTFUL TOUCHES Regent goes out of its way to celebrate its guests and to make sure they are comfortable. Forgot your reading glasses and can’t see the dining menu? A crew member will arrive with selection of glasses 16

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Regent Seven Seas Voyager


The Duomo in Florence, Italy

for you to choose from. Relaxing by the pool? Crew members will pass by to clean your sunglasses or reading glasses—as well as to bring by cold towels or snacks such as fruit skewers or smoothies. When there are long days away from the ship—such as the day we spent 10 hours in Rome—we arrived back to musicians on the pier welcoming us with music, the crew lined up on a red carpet to welcome us back, and cold towels and champagne. THE ITINERARY Of course, many choose a cruise as a way to see many ports in one trip. I spent most of my days on land exploring different ports, and with Regent, all except the voluntary VIP tours are included. You can choose from the selection of offered tours or choose to explore a destination on your own. I chose Regent’s tours, which included taking an express train from the port of Civitavecchia into Rome, Italy,  and a tour of Ephesus, Turkey, that included luxury coach transportation and guided tours through various ruins and historic sites—as well as a buffet lunch at a hotel. There were tours available for all interests, from a bike tour in Lucca, Italy, to cheese and wine tastings in Aix-en-Provence in France, and a cruise of the Valetta Harbor in Malta. It was wonderful to be able to see so many destinations during one trip  and to relax when back on board. With the gentle breezes, the blue sea  and the luxury of everything at my fingertips, Regent Seven Seas made it a perfect vacation. For more about Regent Seven Seas, visit RSSC.com.

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INSPIRED BY

Brooklyn, Joseph and Cole on the runway at the 2018 Childhelp Wings Fashion Show

Cole bidding at an event

The Ciolli family at the 2019 Childhelp Wings Fashion Show

Cole, Ivy and Brooklyn on the runway at the 2015 Childhelp Wings Fashion Show

GIVING OTHERS A PIECE OF THE PIE

THROUGH CHARITY WORK, GRIMALDI’S OWNERS, IVY AND JOSEPH CIOLLI, CONTRIBUTE BEYOND THE CULINARY

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IVY’S FAMILY’S PIZZA RESTAURANT AND BRICK OVEN EAST COAST PIES ARE FAMOUS, LEGENDARY AND DESERVING OF THEIR OWN FOOD GROUP. True, the Grimaldi’s Pizzeria co-owners’ culinary contributions are well known. However, those aren’t the only ones making a difference. Ivy Ciolli and her husband, Joseph, are a driving force in more than a dozen annual fundraising events each year, the majority of which benefit nonprofits like the Arizona Weimaraner Rescue, Healing Hearts, Lucky Dog Rescue and PACC911 (Phoenix Animal Care Coalition). Ivy has served on a multitude of committees for no-kill rescues such as the Arizona Animal Welfare League. Her name is synonymous with the state’s philanthropic landscape. Do an online search of her name, and it takes a lot of scrolling to find something about Ivy that doesn’t include her impressive selfless resume. And she prefers it that way. Almost. Actually, if she had her way, she’d fly even more under the radar. “I don’t like the spotlight. I just like doing this and helping others wherever I can,” Ivy says with zero pretention and total humble sincerity. Born and raised in Scottsdale, Ivy was born with a passion for philanthropic work. She says her family wasn’t financially equipped for the high-profile charity work she and her husband do today, but she did what she could and kept that focus through high school and while working fulltime to put herself through school at Arizona State University (ASU). While she was a senior at ASU, an opportunity came in the form of an internship leading the philanthropic division of a local company. She knew fundraising was the best way to support these efforts, and there, Ivy got her first real-world exposure to this facet of charity work. She loved it. Ivy’s first solo foray into philanthropic fundraising came when she was 24. She sold raffle tickets for a Mercedes, and the $70,000 raised saved the ASCPA’s animal cruelty division. A year later, Ivy did a fundraiser for the Arizona Weimaraner Rescue. She hasn’t stopped since. “Everything leads into something else … I can’t say no,” she says. Grimaldi’s hosts 12 events each year for animal rescues. The Ciollis also constantly provide support to countless other causes with gift cards and other donations. Ivy is adamant about making sure animal organizations receive 100% of proceeds, and she works to see that costs like food and venues are donated. Owning a restaurant makes this easy. It’s a perk that facilitates her to continue her passion, which has also become Joseph’s. “I thought, ‘I had a venue and ability to give 100% of proceeds to charity.’ … Our belief is that our business is a means to give to those without a voice and those without a choice. We have to be the voice for those who don’t have one,” Ivy says. “The whole purpose of our restaurant is about giving back.” Ivy met Joseph in 2001, in New York City. She had graduated and was putting her business and communication degrees to work at a Fortune 500 company while he was running the original Grimaldi’s under the The Ciolli family Photo by Whitney DiNota

Brooklyn Bridge. He had also graduated from ASU—nine years earlier CONTINUED >

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Cole and Brooklyn Photo by Whitney DiNota

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“THEY SEE WHERE THEIR MOMMY AND DADDY’S WORK GOES AND WHY WE SUPPORT THESE ORGANIZATIONS. THEY BOTH HAVE KIND AND LOVING SOULS AND WANT TO HELP OTHERS”

than she—and yearned to expand west so he could live full-time in Arizona, where he had other bars and restaurants. They made the move to the Valley in 2002 and opened their first Arizona location in Old Town the following year. She helped her husband bring the family vibe Grimaldi’s is known for. “We both love the energy of the restaurant and talking to people. It’s about making everyone feel warm and welcome. It’s the family feel we established in our restaurants,” she says. Today, Grimaldi’s presence spans 11 states with 42 locations. The exponential growth opened the philanthropic flood gates. “When the restaurant really took off, my husband told me to do what I loved and follow my passion,” Ivy recalls. Ivy diversified her philanthropic portfolio with Childhelp, which helps abused and neglected children worldwide. In 2020, she will chair the nonprofit’s annual Drive the Dream Gala for the second time. No less than 90% of every dollar of proceeds goes to Childhelp. With the exception of grand galas like these, philanthropy is Ivy’s full-time job. She has never had a staff or committee for her animal causes and is the one-woman production behind the scenes. Ivy gets emotional when talking about her son, Cole, 10, and daughter, Brooklyn, 7. Both are poised to follow in their mother’s charitable footsteps and regularly see first-hand how the lives of children and animals are transformed with selfless giving. “They see where their mommy and daddy’s work goes and why we support these organizations. They both have kind and loving souls and want to help others,” Ivy says as her voice cracks and she tries to hold back tears. “They are a big part of what we do.” Ivy may be a vital conduit between donors and recipients, but she is quick to credit those at the rescues and shelters who are directly exposed to cases that are tough and heart-wrenching and have no expectation of accolades. “They do all the hard work. The easy part is the asking,” she says. Ivy has no shortage of the success stories that drive her: A little girl who was thrown down a staircase by her abuser is now in a loving home, getting the childhood she deserves, and Ivy has before-and-after pictures of a horse that was emaciated and has since recovered and is living in a safe and happy environment. “What keeps me going is seeing the difference that these organizations are making. … It puts the biggest smile on your face,” Ivy says. November 2019 | Paradise Valley Lifestyle

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ARTICLE MICHELLE EVERSON PHOTOGRAPHY WHITNEY DINOTA

HOW YOUR TIME, TREASURE AND TALENT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US, AND

Many local qualifying nonprofits benefit from

MANY OF US ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GIVE

the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. This type of tax

BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. Dan Thompson,

credit allows taxpayers to make charitable contri-

CFP, regional president of First Western Trust,

butions to their nonprofits of choice and receive

Arizona and California, shares that giving back with

reductions in their state tax liabilities, according to

your “time, treasure and talent” through the holiday

the Arizona Department of Revenue.

season and year-round can benefit not only the giver but the community at large.

Also, many nonprofits have benefactors that will match donation amounts—for example, you give $25, and they match $25, for a total of a $50 donation.

TIME When many people think of the concept of giving back, they think about volunteering for a local nonprofit or cause.

Oftentimes, it may be beneficial to contact an expert about the best way to maximize your charitable giving. “At First Western, we have financial planners

“I’ve had the opportunity to serve on a number of

who can help those who wish to support philan-

committees and have helped nonprofits with finan-

thropic causes figure out the best way to do so,”

cial advice over the years,” Dan says.

Dan explains. “For example, you can give a gift

For example, he shares that he has been on

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the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater

donations throughout the year, rather than a single

Scottsdale since 2008.

donation at year-end.”

Between work, family and other commitments, time can often be limited. Many workplaces though,

TALENT

First Western included, support their associates

One vital way to make a difference is with your

being involved in the community and charities of

professional expertise—and often companies will

their choice.

support that. For instance, Dan notes that with

“At First Western, we encourage and support

a career in the financial industry, a lot of his vol-

associates at all levels to get involved and stay

unteering for nonprofits centers around finance

involved in local nonprofits—for example, if they

committees and expertise.

need financial support to join a board or to support

“The financial services world touches every-

an event that an associate is passionate about, we

body,” he says. “At First Western, our mission goes

often help with that,” Dan says. “We also offer asso-

well beyond providing banking-related services; we

ciates the ability to take some time away from the

work hard to support all of the communities that we

office if needed for nonprofit activities.”

are a part of because those are the communities we

“I can’t think of a local nonprofit that couldn’t benefit from the gift of time,” he adds.

live in and the communities that support us.” So, whatever your talent is, Dan suggests taking that talent and research where it can benefit a

TREASURE

cause you’re passionate about.

During this time of year, many look to make

“Giving back is emotionally impactful; it helps

financial or in-kind (material) donations to chari-

you to dig in and really make a difference,” he adds.

ties that support causes close to their hearts. As a financial expert, Dan notes that you don’t have to

To learn more about First Western and how they impact

have a lot of money to make a big difference.

the communities they’re a part of, visit MYFW.com. November 2019 | Paradise Valley Lifestyle

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

NEVER GIVE UP JIMMY WALKER SPENDS HIS MONDAYS SHARING MESSAGES OF INSPIRATION TO THE HOMELESS

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ALMOST EVERY SINGLE MONDAY FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS, JIMMY WALKER—THE ICONIC LOCAL

BUSINESSMAN,

PHILANTHROPIST,

AND CEO AND FOUNDER OF CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT (CFN)—HAS KEPT THE SAME APPOINTMENT, WHICH JIMMY SAYS, “IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEETINGS OF THE DAY, MAYBE OF THE WEEK.” Jimmy heads to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP), a nonprofit located in Phoenix that is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families within the community, many of them homeless. In 2008, Jimmy contacted SVDP’s executive director, Steve Zabilski, sharing his idea of launching this weekly program for about 600 homeless men and women through Celebrity Fight Night. Jimmy offered to speak every week, along with bringing a guest speaker with him with the understanding that they would together share inspirational words and messages to the homeless. Jimmy is passionate about giving back and helping others. “I’ve invited over 400 speakers who have spoken from our community who have made themselves available for the past 11 years,” Jimmy says.” We’ve had speakers from Muhammad Ali to housewives to firefighters to police officers to Larry Fitzgerald to brain surgeons to Governor Doug Ducey. “I like to encourage the homeless to never give up. We have all made mistakes, we have all at times failed, we all have had moments of being discouraged or depressed when struggling with our problems. … I tell them we are all human.” Some of Jimmy’s friends, such as Kevin Costner, say,  “Jimmy is really a giver.” Billy Crystal mentions, “What you want to do with Jimmy is give him something, so he can do more. You always know that whatever you do for him, it’s for something good.” David Foster says, “Jimmy’s dedication to Celebrity Fight Night will never be equaled by anyone else in my lifetime for any other cause— period—for every life he has touched.” In addition to the Never Give Up program, Jimmy is involved with St. Vincent de Paul in other ways. Though CFN, there was a donation of a mobile water and a supplies truck that delivers items to the homeless on the street in the Downtown CONTINUED >

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

(CON TI N U ED)

Phoenix area, known as the CFN water truck. There was also a donation from CFN where they gave a full-size basketball court with six baskets. Furthermore, Jimmy arranged singer Andrea Bocelli to sing Ave Maria to the homeless several years ago on

“I LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE HOMELESS TO NEVER GIVE UP. WE HAVE

the basketball court. CFN

has

ALL MADE MISTAKES, WE HAVE ALL AT TIMES FAILED, WE ALL HAVE HAD

pleted

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Phoenix,

and now it has taken its

joining

charity Andrea

event Bocelli’s

foundation in Italy for the past five years. Recently, CFN hosted an event in the ancient Colosseum in Rome when Andrea, Elton John and Steven Tyler sang. During the evening, Sophia Loren was honored. CFN also gives to other charities, including its lead charity, The Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. In addition, 36 years ago,  the Walker family created a Bicycles for Kids event, held each year in early December,  for many underprivileged local children. During the holiday time, bicycles and food from St. Mary’s Food Bank are given to the kids—thus far more than 9,000 bicycles have been given at this annual Christmas party. “There are many people who give back considerably more than myself,” Jimmy says.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Dinner Parties Made Easy NICOLE ANDERS AND CHEF MARKUS FORD SHARE TIPS AND TRENDS ARTICLE STACI HAUK PHOTOGRAPHY WHITNEY DINOTA THE HOLIDAYS SPARK AN INTER-

“People love entertaining outdoors, but

EST IN ABUNDANCE AND ALL THAT

they still want an edge. This tablescape is

GLITTERS. Hosting a posh dinner party

designed with metallic linens that are sheer,

can be exciting but may seem like a

which add texture. Drama is created by mix-

daunting task. Adding a personal chef

ing high and low centerpieces. Black glass

and event planner to the mix means

makes a bold statement in tall, thin Eiffel

helping your guests feel at home with

tower-style pieces,” Chef Markus says.

elegance and warmth, coupling a delicious meal with on-point ambiance.

The “Holiday Buffet” is for those who want to stick to tradition. Nicole and Chef

Nicole Anders is an event planner

Markus arranged a Norman Rockwell-style tur-

who excels at helping to host events

key dinner, only adding a bit of Cajun spice. This

with personalized hospitality. Nicole

has been perfectly accented with traditional

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cornbread stuffing that has been enhanced

tional attention to detail and the ver-

with crawfish and andouille sausage.

satility to coordinate team efforts with

Cocktail parties are a specialty for Nicole and

diverse objectives. Nicole Anders Event

Chef Markus. The key is small portions, such

and Lifestyle Management was founded

as ceviche in hand-carved pink Himalayan salt

upon the meaningful vision of making

shot glasses, baby lamb lollipops with tarra-

her clients’ visions come true. A full-ser-

gon mint and pomegranate molasses, along

vice event and lifestyle management

with fresh vegetable spring rolls.

company, she allows the client’s vision to come to fruition while she handles the details individually tailored for each client’s design and desire. Chef Markus Ford has been cooking for more than two decades. His career has gifted him the opportunity to cook for celebrities, dignitaries, political figures (including two presidents), a member of the British royal family, several celebrity chefs and even the occasional TV appearance.  He draws his inspiration not only from current trends but his world travels to more than 40 cities in some 25-plus countries. “Laid-Back Chic” is one way to approach the dinner party this season. 34

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“MY ADVICE TO THE IN-HOME ENTERTAINER IS TO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE SMALLEST DETAILS THAT LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON YOUR GUESTS—KNOWING YOUR GUEST’S PREFERRED COCKTAIL OF CHOICE, PERSONALIZED PLACE CARDS, ATTENTION TO EACH GUEST’S DIETARY NEEDS, OR A PARTING GIFT TO THANK YOUR GUESTS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH YOU IN YOUR HOME TO CELEBRATE THE OCCASION—IS CRUCIAL.” —NICOLE ANDERS


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BUYING or SELLING? Make The Right Move With

MIKE DOMER

Mike Domer has developed a green thumb when it comes to selling luxury homes. He holds the record for the highest price home ever sold in Arizona history at $17,500,000 and has sold 50% of all the Scottsdale homes above $8 million over the last 10 years.. Mike’s contacts and long-time relationships are invaluable in selling luxury homes and his marketing budget dwarfs that of his competitors. Mike’s record combined with Walt Danley’s decades of experience in selling over $3 billion worth of luxury real estate offers an unrivaled formula for success. Mike Domer is the distinguishable choice for those considering buying or selling a luxury home. Contact Mike for a free consultation or market evaluation. 480.861.8883 MIKE@MIKEDOMER.COM MIKEDOMER.COM

PARADISE VALLEY TOP 25 PARADISE VALLEY HOME SALES OF SEPTEMBER 2019 ADDRESS

SALE PRICE

SF

$/SF

5088 N CASA BLANCA DR

$5,500,000

6

6636 N LOST DUTCHMAN DR

$4,350,000

5

7

9,925

554.15

5.5

9,181

7019 N 69TH PL

$4,050,000

473.80

4

4.5

6,442

6166 N SCOTTSDALE RD B4004

638.30

$3,450,000

3

3.5

5,405

537.15

7040 E FANFOL DR

$3,200,000

7

8

6,527

490.27

6302 E VISTA DR

$2,975,000

3

4

4,354

683.28

6640 E KASBA CIR

$2,800,000

6

6.5

6,403

437.29

5801 E DONNA LN

$2,785,000

6

6.5

7,939

350.80

5225 E PARADISE CANYON RD

$2,750,000

5

4.5

6,007

457.80

5969 E MOCKINGBIRD LN

$2,750,000

5

4.5

4,689

586.48

10202 N 57TH ST

$2,700,000

5

6

8,664

311.63

6716 E KASBA CIR

$2,525,000

4

4.5

4,932

511.96

6100 N HOMESTEAD LN

$2,425,000

7

8.5

8,605

281.81

5575 E EDWARD LN

$2,367,000

3

3.5

3,615

654.77

6132 N LAS BRISAS DR

$2,305,148

3

3.5

3,049

756.03

5110 E ROADRUNNER RD

$2,300,000

5

5.5

7,065

325.54

5 311 N PALO CRISTI RD

$2,275,000

6

7

9,341

243.54

5511 E CARON ST

$2,225,000

4

5

5,180

429.53

5593 E EDWARD LN

$2,199,000

3

3.5

3,615

608.29

6038 N 44th ST

$1,980,000

5

4.5

6,500

304.62

7611 N SHADOW MOUNTAIN RD

$1,850,000

5

5

7,327

252.49

4544 E PEBBLE RIDGE RD

$1,750,000

8

6

6,300

277.77

4724 E ARROYO VERDE DR

$1,735,000

4

3.5

5,989

289.69

8249 N CHARLES DR

$1,660,000

3

4

3,703

448.28

6923 E ORANGE BLOSSOM LN

$1,550,000

4

3.5

3,440

450.58

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NOVEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

3

8-17

10

FOURTH ANNUAL PANDA PROWL AND BLOCK PARTY

CANAL CONVERGENCE— WATER + ART + LIGHT

GOLD PALETTE ARTWALK

Scottsdale Waterfront

The Scottsdale Gallery Association

The Phoenix Women’s Board of

Experience 10 days of wonder at the

kicks off its 45th season of weekly

the

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Steele

Children’s

Research

Scottsdale Waterfront during this free

Thursday evening ArtWalks with

Center, known as PANDA (People

annual confluence of water + art +

a Gold Palette ArtWalk. At 6:45 p.m.,

Acting Now Discover Answers) is

light, all with a focus on sharing the

City of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane

organizing a fun run/walk along the

story of how water, through diverse

will issue a proclamation during

Arizona Canal, followed by a block

perspectives, has greatly impacted

a ceremony at Casa des Artistes

party. The family-friendly event is

Arizona’s history. View major art instal-

Plaza. Also, enjoy live music with an

open to the public. Sponsored by

lations, interact with artists, immerse

early '70s theme as you wander the

The Karas Group, it features face

yourself in music and dance, and par-

galleries throughout the District.

painting, music, bounce houses,

ticipate in family-friendly activities and

ScottsdaleGalleries.com

games, a food truck  and more.

workshops. CanalConvergence.com

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8, 9 ARIZONA PINNERS CONFERENCE

10 YOGA IN THE OUTFIELD

15, 16 KIERLAND POP FESTIVAL

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

and Kierland Commons

WestWorld of Scottsdale

The spring training facility of the

The two-day festival begins at The

The spirit of Pinterest will come to

Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa Nov.

life with crafts, workshops, shop-

Rockies becomes the location for

15 with an event  featuring  wine,  art

ping and more than 100 classes

a one-hour yoga session. Held on

experiences, culinary samples,  and

taught by top experts, influencers

the outfield grass, stretch and relax

live music and entertainment. On Nov.

and creators. Crafty guests are

during this event taught by instruc-

16, it continues at Kierland Commons

invited to learn, create and con-

tors from ESenEM Yoga. There will

with a wine tasting festival, an

nect as they shop an entire floor

also be a post-event social mixer

art walk, music and arts perfor-

of nearly 300 local and national

featuring mimosas, champagne and

mances, a  vintage market and a 5K

brands. AZ.PinnersConference.com

more on the concourse. Register at

night run. KierlandPOP.com

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16, 17 THIRD ANNUAL MAC AND CHEESE FESTIVAL Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

NOVEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

At Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, taste more than

30 chefs' and restaurants’ cheesiest creations. Also, there will be a beer tent, game areas for kids and

adults, live music and a demonstration tent sponsored

by American Beauty Pasta. Families can put their own twist on the dish at the Home Chef S’Mac Down. MacandCheeseFestAZ.com

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SECOND ANNUAL DOWNTOWN DONUT FESTIVAL Margaret T. Hance Park

Approximately 20 local donut makers will be on-hand serv-

create memories

ONE STEP AT A TIME

dance

for fun. Dance to improve your health. Dance to get swept off your feet. Learning to master this ageless art is a pleasurable and rewarding experience. Teaching the world since 1947, we offer flexible scheduling, private or group lessons, come as an individual or with a partner.

ing donuts, samples of donuts, donut holes and all manner

of donut creations to about 3,000 attendees. Arizona food blogger Diana Brandt (@AZFoodie on Instagram), is once

again partnering with the festival. Also enjoy a mimosa bar, craft beer and wine tasting stations, fun lawn games and live bands. DowntownDonutFest.com

NOV 25-DEC 25 "MIRACLE" POP-UP COCKTAIL BAR Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails

From Nov. 25 to Christmas Day, Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails will be transformed into an over-the-top winter wonderland as the Valley's only "Miracle,"  the nationally known brand of Christmas cocktail pop-up bars. It will feature seasonal-themed cocktails and bites;  thousands of Christmas lights; dozens of "Elf on

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factured foodie-friendly gifts; and a handful of doggie items for everything you need to spoil your pooch at this event. There will also be dogs available for adoption. Thirty percent of sales from the event will benefit the Arizona Animal Welfare League. AAWL.org/Unleashed

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“Special Olympics Arizona helps improve the lives and health of athletes in Arizona with intellectual disabilities. I love watching athletes experience the excitement of competition, learn about winning and losing and push themselves. Special Olympics has been a huge part of my son’s life. He has been able to develop his athletic skills while building lifelong friendships and competing in many of the sports he loves.” SpecialOlympicsArizona.org DETOUR THEATER COMPANY

Detour Company Theatre is an amazing organization that provides theater training and performance experiences for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. Every time I watch a performance, I am amazed and thrilled at the abilities of the performers. They truly emphasize an individual’s ability, rather than his or her disability.” DetourCompanyTheatre.org ARIZONA TAX CREDIT DOLLARS TO COCOPAH ARTS PROGRAM

“I designate my tax credit donation to the Drama Club at Cocopah Middle School in Scottsdale because it provides students the opportunity to perform on stage and learn about production, lighting, sound and set design. They present shows, ARTICLE MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTOGRAPHY WHITNEY DINOTA

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