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GRAB THE GIRLS AND PLAN A WEEKEND AT THE FAIRMONT PRINCESS RESORT

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Desert Mountain

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Desert Mountain Southwest custom single level home with privacy and views! Welcome to this gracious and elegant home which has been meticulously maintained. Forever mountain views from most every window. Attention to detail from the moment you arrive. Enter the hand carved front door and enjoy natural light and beauty with breathtaking views. Authentic hand crafted beams, adobe textured walls, custom cabinetry, and artfully created! Master suite has fireplace and adjoining library with built-in desk. Two additional en-suite bedrooms are in a separate wing for privacy. This large lot has room for a guest casita. Enjoy the side entry three car garage with lots of extra storage. Gamble Quail is perfectly situated between the main gate and the newly renovated Sonoran Clubhouse! Welcome Home!

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2018 EDITOR

Victoria Perry | Tori.Perry@LifestylePubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Dylan Thomas | Dylan.Thomas@@LifestylePubs.com Kat McMahon | Kat.McMahon@LifestylePubs.com

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

​To Strong Women

Staci Hauk, Nicolette Martin CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Aly Kirk Photo, Nicolette Martin,

THOUGH MAY IS TRADITIONALLY A TIME TO CELEBRATE MOTHERS, AT

Brad Olson Photography, Mark Susan Photography

NORTH SCOTTSDALE LIFESTYLE, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS CHANCE TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE STRONG LADIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month's feature article, you’ll meet some of ​them and learn about the impact they have. ​You may even catch a few of them around town!​ Since May also brings the start of spring and, often, warmer weather,  you’ll also find the perfect place to take a girl’s getaway to make the most out of bluer skies​. Round up the women who make life fun and hit the road. Our guide will help you plan the perfect trip and make sure you have fun—and plenty of things to do—while you're away.​ ​

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​We'll also bring you inside a ​local feminine space and share some favorite items from a local duo.

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So, when we’re celebrating the mothers in our lives, we’ll also raise a glass to all of the strong ​and influential​women ​who have ​guided our journey to where we are today. Will you join us? Happy Mother’s Day and happy May, North Scottsdale.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 14 A Girlfriend Staycation Grab the Girls and Plan a Weekend at the Fairmont Princess Resort

24 North Scottsdale’s Female Movers & Shakers Meet Six Local Women Influencing the Community

34 The Hills Salon and Spa Envelopes You In Elegance April Martinez Brings a One-stop Salon and Spa to Scottsdale

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40 Hanging with the Girls Three Local Places to Hit Up with Your Best Gal Pals

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Road Trip

20 Giving Back 34 Open House 39 Realty Report 40 Hot Spot 46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Local’s Choice


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Brighter Tomorrow Hope Luncheon

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In their first-ever combined fundraising luncheon, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) and Sojourner Center, an affiliate subsidiary of JFCS, raised $400,000 at its Brighter Tomorrow Hope Luncheon, held Friday, March 2, at the Arizona Biltmore. The luncheon was attended by more than 500 people and focused specifically on domestic violence awareness.

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1. Dr. Zulli and Sarae Steremberg | 2. Alan and Carol Kern | 3. Michael, Heather and Enid Seiden | 4. Lisa and Rick Wolf | 5. Diane and Paul Abe (Sojourner) | 6. DeMario Vaughn and Trisha Stuart | 7. Jerry and Anita Gutkin | 8. DeeDee Vecchione, Christine Marsh and Jessica Barranco | 9. Pete Weber and Renee Hanson (Sojourner) | 10. George and Leesa Weisz, Vicki Harris | 11. Nancy Campo, Mark Robert Gordon, Judy Ackerman | 12. Susan and Dr. Paul Stander 10

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AROUND TOWN

BEAT THE HEAT AND FEED YOUR CHILDREN'S CRAVING FOR CREATIVITY Scottsdale Artists’ School hosts weekly Youth and Teen Summer Fine Art Camps for children and teens. The Youth Academy, ages 6-14, begins May 29, and Teen Academy, ages 14-18 starts June 4. All sessions are held in the school’s art studios and taught by professional teaching artists. Each session incorporates an array of 2D art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media, as well as 3D art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects, and hand building with clay. Students get creative, explore new techniques, learn how to prepare their art for show, and share their creations in an art show with reception at the end of each session. All art supplies are included. SAS, located in one of the oldest historic buildings in Old Town Scottsdale, offers a very robust Youth and Teen Academy with weekly classes for all skill levels. For a complete description of classes, online registration and scholarship information, visit the school’s website, ScottsdaleArtSchool.org.

HOTTEST RACE ON EARTH RETURNING AFTER FIVE YEARS After a five-year hiatus, the hottest race on earth, Scottsdale’s Beat the Heat, is returning June 16 to WestWorld of Scottsdale as part of the new Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival: Arms, Legs and Kegs event. The 10.22-kilometer race and a shorter 5K will take place throughout the grounds of WestWorld, adjacent to the McDowell Mountain golf course owned by Phil Mickelson, just days before the hottest day to ever be recorded in Phoenix. Sponsored by Maricopa Ambulance, there will be no early morning start to avoid the broiling temps. Nor will this be a race at dusk when the cooler air begins creeping in. The gun will go off at 2:47 p.m. sharp, the time of day in 1990 when thermometers in the Phoenix metropolitan area struck 122 degrees on June 26. To recognize the hottest day on record, the entry fee for the 10.22 distance will be $62.60 per person and includes a souvenir T-shirt. The entry fee for the shorter 5K distance will be $51  and also includes a souvenir T-shirt. Register now at ScottsdaleFahrenheitFestival.com. We are always accepting submissions for announcements you’d like to see included in our Around Town section. Submissions are accepted via the Contact Us tab at NScottsdaleLifestyle.com. 12

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CathyHOTCHKISS

Selling ReSoRt and golf Community HomeS Cathy Hotchkiss a North Scottsdale leading agent, specializing in premiere resort and golf properties, has joined Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate. The Walt Danley firm continuously sells more luxury real estate in the state of Arizona and is one of the most prestigious and successful luxury real estate firms in the nation. Cathy has been successfully representing buyers and sellers of the Valley’s finest homes for the past eleven years. She has earned a reputation for stellar client service, in-depth market knowledge, and as a strong and influential negotiator. Her sales success reflects: • An average sales price within 4% of list • Sales 81 days faster • A higher price per square foot

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ROAD TRIP

A GIRLFRIEND STAYCATION GRAB THE GIRLS AND PLAN A WEEKEND AT THE FAIRMONT PRINCESS RESORT

ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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A VISIT TO THE FAIRMONT PRINCESS RESORT FOCUSES ON UNIQUE EXPERIENCES, MAKING IT THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR AN ALL-INCLUSIVE GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY. “There is something for everyone in your party to enjoy at the Princess. Whether you stay in a comfortable casita or spacious suite, you will feel a sense of retreat from the ordinary," Director of Public Relations Valerie Lee says. "The resort offers several places to gather—from the spa to our tranquil pools. We offer upscale shopping, and we have waterslides which adventurous girlfriends often enjoy. There are nooks to read, beautiful brunches and sunset views while you enjoy a cocktail. The best part is that you don’t have to leave the property.” An eclectic variety of special events such as the Kentucky Derby Party and Violin Yoga make for a visit tailored to a

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Chic patios in the foreground and a painted sky as the backdrop make a visit to The Plaza Bar a gratifying nighttime excursion. Plaza specializes in signature cocktails and wines by the glass, allowing girlfriends to sip the night away.

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+ RELAX Six Resort Pools Six sparkling pools await at the Princess. Perhaps most notable is Sonoran Landing. This adults-only pool offers plush day beds, floating bean bags and poolside libations.Â

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Four Award-Winning Resort Restaurants From Latin flair and contemporary steak selections to American specialties, four dining experiences abound at the Princess. Groups can also delight in a cooking demonstration from a seasoned chef. Learn to make amazing meals that you can re-create at home.

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GIVING BACK

GIRLS ON THE RUN EMPOWERING GIRLS TO FULFILL THEIR DREAMS

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ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED


“THE PROGRAM INSPIRES GIRLS TO BE THE AUTHORS OF THEIR OWN STORIES AND FOREVER CHANGES THE WAY THEY SEE THEMSELVES AND THEIR OPPORTUNITIES.”

EMPOWERING WOMEN MAY BE A TRENDING TOPIC RIGHT NOW, BUT A LOCAL ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON THIS MISSION FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS. “Via our programming at Girls on the Run, we educate girls on the positive impact they can have in their communities,” Executive Director Meagan Kukowski says. Girls on the Run serves Maricopa and Pinal Counties and is a nonprofit positive youth development program dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her potential. The organization was founded in 2004 and has served more than 10,000 local girls and their families. The program consists of a 10-week program where girls in third-eighth grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.  In addition to the program, each team of girls creates and executes a local community service project. This experience allows girls to witness the positivity that comes from helping others. Volunteers make Girls on the Run successful by serving as coaches at schools and sites across the Valley. Many of these volunteers are women and attest to the pride that comes from guiding girls along their journey of self-confidence.  Meagan first got involved with Girls on the Run as a volunteer coach in 2005 while working for another nonprofit, but quickly saw the girls have breakthrough transformations and attained a larger role to assist in the program’s growth.  “During my first season coaching, we served about 40 girls. Last year we served over 10,000,” she says.  Girls on the Run was recently included as a top researchbased program in a Social-Emotional Learning Guide developed by researchers at Harvard University and has been recognized by the National Afterschool Association as one of the most influential after-school programs today. This coupled with rave reviews from parents makes it an organization destined to help young women achieve lifelong success and confidence.  “One of our parents recently said that her daughter gained awareness of concepts like negative self-talk, and the program helped her to change the way she views the world and the way she views herself," Meagan says. "In today’s society, that is essential."

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“DURING MY FIRST SEASON COACHING, WE SERVED ABOUT 40 GIRLS. LAST YEAR WE SERVED OVER 10,000.”

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ARTICLE STACI HAUK

Movers + Shakers n o r t h

s c o t t s d a l e ' s

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MEET SIX LOCAL WOMEN INFLUENCING THE COMMUNITY

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Photo by Dream Studio Photography

Angela Barako + Jessica Becker CO-OWNERS OF SCOTTSDALE MOMS BLOG A finance and teaching background coupled with a passion for motherhood and community led Angela Barako and Jessica Becker to become partners on a popular blog that caters to local moms. The blog focuses on surviving the moments of motherhood from an honest, firsthand perspective. When being a mom feels isolating, these women hope to act as a support network. From hosting a Mom’s Night Out to providing information on local family hot spots to just being women who a mother can relate to, this blog aims to achieve camaraderie.

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“OWNING THIS BLOG PROVIDED THE PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE, AND WE REALLY FEEL WE ARE MAKING AN IMPACT," THEY SAY. "WE PROVIDE AN ONLINE AND IN-PERSON COMMUNITY WHICH IS PERFECT FOR MOMS WHO NEED THAT OUTLET.”


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CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF ISAGENIX INTERNATIONAL

ISAGENIX IS A DIRECT SALES COMPANY, SHOWCASING WEIGHT LOSS AND NUTRITIONAL CLEANSING PRODUCTS. Kathy Coover and her husband, Jim, partnered with formulator John Anderson to begin Isagenix, leading to Kathy being named The Most Influential Woman in Direct Selling three times. She prides herself on making both an economic and health and wellness impact on Arizona. Employees and associates are presented with numerous growth opportunities under Kathy’s leadership. Isagenix gives back to the community through Makea-Wish Foundation, helping grant wishes to critically ill children.

“I’M PROUD TO BE PART OF A COMPANY THAT DOESN’T COMPROMISE WHEN IT COMES TO THE QUALITY OF OUR PRODUCTS," SHE SAYS. "WE OFFER PHENOMENAL WEIGHT WELLNESS, ENERGY, PERFORMANCE AND HEALTHY AGING SOLUTIONS WHILE ALSO PROVIDING A TERRIFIC BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.”

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Laurie Cullity

CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DESERT STAGES THEATER

A Rutgers University dancer and community theater buff had a dream to bring theater to Arizona. Desert Stages Theater, the brainchild of Gerry and Laurie Cullity, began in a converted dental office and is now a gorgeous theater in Fashion Square Mall. Laurie is a testament to what theater should be. She prides herself on creating a legacy for her late husband and wants each actor that steps on her stages to feel confident and happy. Her involvement does not stop on stage; she is active in local charities such as HopeKids and Audrey Johnson Foundation for at-risk youth.

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“MY GOAL IS TO BRING JOY TO ACTORS AND PRODUCE QUALITY SHOWS THAT ARE ALSO AFFORDABLE BECAUSE I WANT EVERYONE TO EXPERIENCE LIVE THEATER," SHE SAYS.

d i r e c t o r


When you work with Ashlyn Pohl, you are not only embracing her eclectic eye for design, you are building a friendship. Ashlyn’s goal is to take a space and reflect the client’s personality while staying ahead of the trends, making for a timeless look. She has a unique style and mixes textures, tones and materials to keep the eye interested. Ashlyn’s passion for green technology and a natural ability to put clients at ease has helped her build long-lasting relationships. She works on custom homes as well as large-scale commercial projects with a goal of creating a retreat from everyday life.

Photo by Aly Kirk Photo

“IT’S ABOUT LOVING WHAT I DO AND UNDERSTANDING THE TRUST SOMEONE HAS IN ME TO MAKE THEIR SPACE A DREAM COME TRUE," SHE SAYS.

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OWNER OF ASHLYN INTERIOR DESIGNS

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MOVERS + SHAKERS

Photo Provided

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OWNER OF PREMIER REGENERATIVE

Kandace Stolz grew up in a medically minded family but didn’t see herself in that role. Now she dedicates her life to helping people live with less pain. Premier is a team of board-certified regenerative/pain specialists who use stem cells to battle acute pain or illnesses. Kandace had success with therapy herself and wanted others to achieve similar results. Premiere works with the NFL and NHL and is a leading research facility on stem cell treatments. From walking patients through the process to being available to them 24/7, that often lacking personal approach can be found at Premiere.  

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“I UNDERSTAND PAIN AND AM LEARNING HOW TO MAKE THE BODY STRONGER," KANDACE SAYS. "I WANT TO BE THE FIRST STEP IN HELPING OTHERS RELIEVE PAIN BEFORE CONSIDERING SURGERY.”


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Lifestyle Hack

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings SHAKE UP YOUR JEWELRY BOX WITH THESE HANDMADE GEOMETRIC EARRINGS— PERFECT FOR YOURSELF OR AS A GIFT FOR YOUR BEST LADIES ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE MARTIN

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SUPPLIES + 2 half-circle stamping blanks + 2 large gold bars + 2 medium gold bars + 2 ear wires + Jump rings, assorted sizes + Embroidery thread + Metal punch + Bent nose forceps + Needle nose pliers

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DIRECTIONS 1. Make sure to have all of your materials

you’ll be creating holes with the metal punch

gathered before starting the project for

to connect each item with jump rings.

easy assembly. 4. Once you have your spots marked, care2. Take your half-circle stamping blanks, large

fully and precisely punch holes in your in-

gold bars and medium gold bars and arrange

dividual pieces. Once all of your holes are

them in the order you want your earrings to

punched, connect each piece with the de-

flow. You can see how we arranged ours, but

sired size of jump ring.

consider switching up the placement of each item for varying earring styles.

5. For an added touch, punch extra holes in the bottom piece and finish off with

3. Mark where each of the holes line up on

knotted embroidery thread for a bohemian

the individual pieces. These spots are where

tassel effect.

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PIECE BY PIECE Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the gap, and place the jump ring through the holes in the pieces you are connecting. When securely through both pieces, gently twist the jump ring in the opposite direction to close the gap and secure the pieces.


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SALON AND SPA

THE HILLS

OPEN HOUSE

ENVELOPES YOU IN ELEGANCE APRIL MARTINEZ BRINGS A ONE-STOP SALON AND SPA TO SCOTTSDALE ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY BRAD OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY AND MARK SUSAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Photo by Mark Susan Photography

COMBINING LUXURY AND A WARM ATMOSPHERE WAS KEY WHEN APRIL MARTINEZ STARTED THE HILLS SALON AND SPA. “Serenity and glamour were both important when I renovated the space that is now The Hills," she says. "The best part of being a girl is sparkle, but I didn’t want my male clientele to be threatened by the design. It’s an amazing experience for men and women alike.” Coming from a diverse background allowed April to be savvy when deciding on important salon elements. “I worked in marketing and am an esthetician," she says. "The combined skills help me to run a successful business.” April wants her artists to work in a space that allows them to pursue their passion. She also wants clients to have a one-stop shop for a special event. The nearly 4,000-square-foot salon opens to a lovely waiting area and fully stocked boutique with the latest trends in jewelry and décor. The space includes nail stations and hair stations, as well as several treatment rooms. “Aesthetically it’s stunning," April says. "When you enter, take a deep breath and drink it all in, I think you’ll find it’s a total experience that will leave you feeling renewed.”

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“THE HILLS HAS A GLAMOROUS ALLURE. FROM THE FRONT DESK ENCASED IN BEAUTIFUL TILING TO THE CHANDELIERS, THE AIRY SPACE IS ON-TREND.”

Photo by Brad Olson Photography

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GET THE LOOK Photo by Brad Olson Photography

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Silver beaded wall mirror, PotteryBarn.com, $399

Edna upholstered bench, Wayfair.com, $289.99

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REALTY REPORT

NORTH SCOTTSDALE

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Desert Mountain

$1,995,000

$1,995,000

100%

265

3

2.75

Windgate Ranch

$1,750,000

$1,750,000

100%

25

5

5.5

Whisper Rock

$1,700,000

$1,700,000

100%

29

4

4.5

Pinnacle Canyon At Troon North

$1,500,000

$1,501,500

100%

468

4

5.5

Windy Walk Estates

$1,300,000

$1,300,000

100%

4

4

4.5

Pinnacle Peak Country Club

$1,200,000

$1,200,000

100%

50

4

3.5

DC Ranch

$995,000

$995,000

100%

75

4

3.5

Pinnacle Peak Vistas

$995,000

$994,000

100%

118

4

2.5

DC Ranch

$859,900

$860,000

100%

45

4

3

Rancho Santa Fe Del Oro

$835,000

$835,000

100%

46

4

3.5

Pinnacle Peak Estates

$750,000

$750,000

100%

45

5

3

Windgate Ranch

$1,480,000

$1,460,000

99%

45

4

4.5

Sierra Highlands

$1,465,000

$1,450,000

99%

170

4

4.5

Princess Views Lot 1-76 Tr A-J

$875,000

$870,000

99%

56

3

3

Legend Trail Parcel A

$850,000

$840,000

99%

80

3

3.5

DC Ranch

$839,900

$830,000

99%

79

5

4

Grayhawk Village 1 Parcel

$814,900

$803,000

99%

41

4

3.5

Rio Mountain Estates Unit 1

$795,000

$790,000

99%

62

5

3.5

Legend Trail Parcel E

$799,000

$787,500

99%

141

3

2.5

Princess Views

$765,000

$755,000

99%

86

3

2.5

Privada

$2,350,000

$2,300,000

98%

72

4

4.5

Desert Summit

$1,999,999

$1,950,000

98%

421

4

4.5

Toscana La Reggia

$1,450,000

$1,425,000

98%

54

4

4.5

Sincuidados

$1,225,000

$1,200,000

98%

227

3

3.5

Troon Village

$1,100,000

$1,080,000

98%

135

4

4.5

This data is a sampling of sold properties from 3/1/18-3/31/18. Source: IRES MLS system.

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KALE AND CLOVER Healthy food and a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere are what you’ll find when dining at Kale and Clover. A mindful menu is a draw to this inviting hot spot. Chic enough for a girl’s night out, but still laid-back in its ability to draw you in to stay awhile and relax, Kale and Clover helps keep the focus on good conversation while splurging on delicious cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. CONTINUED >

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2 THE LIVING ROOM WINE BAR An open-air approach unites with a passion for wine in this must-see location. It’s a gathering place for friends with plush furniture and an extensive wine selection. The knowledgeable staff will attend to all tastes while a group can sit together in an intimate setting and enjoy light eats and a round of drinks well after sunset.

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IBOUTIQUE Shopping is a must for a girls night on Market Street, and this boutique draws you in with its distinctive selection of contemporary and designer clothing, brand-name handbags and finishing-touch accessories. Described as a shopper’s sanctuary, iboutique offers affordable indulgence with a smile. A warm welcome and advice come standard with a visit to iboutique, offering a fun and fashionable experience for friends. 

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M AY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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INAUGURAL MOUNTAIN SHADOWS CELEBRITY SHOOTOUT

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH "CHOO"

Mountain Shadows Resort

This event will feature themed con-

SCOTTSDALE BACON & BEER CLASSIC

The event starts with a celebrity pair-

cessions, photo opportunities with

Explore the spring training home of

ings, Thursday, May 3, with tournament

Star Wars characters and a number

the San Francisco Giants while in-

play on Friday, May 4. A portion of the

of intergalactic activities. Become a

dulging in all-inclusive suds and grub.

funds will benefit the Ray of Hope

true Jedi Master and create your own

Sample 100+ craft beers from re-

Foundation, a nonprofit organization

lightsaber. Come dressed as one of

gional breweries, eat 30+ bacon-in-

founded by Super Bowl MVP and

your favorite characters for a chance

fused dishes from local chefs, play

2018 Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis

to win an annual park membership.

lawn games, participate in the blind

and creator/host of the multi-Emmy

Raffle prizes will include movie tickets

beer taste test, compete in a bacon

award-winning show "Sport Science,"

to "Solo: A Star Wars Story," passes to

eating contest, enjoy live music and

John Brenkus. Contact Natasha Borota

Phoenix Comicon and more.

more. BaconAndBeerClassic.com

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THIRD ANNUAL STELLA ARTOIS DERBY DAYCLUB

25 MEN WHO THINK THEY CAN COOK

Phoenix Symphony Hall

The 2018 Third Annual Stella Artois

Childhelp will host its third annual

May 3-6. Three ballets by the genius

Derby DayClub is Arizona’s only

25 Men Who Think They Can Cook

choreographer George Balanchine,

Kentucky Derby Party with live horse

event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local pro-

staged by Artistic Director Ib Ander-

racing, betting and polo party-style

fessional chefs will determine best

sen, who is one of a handful of artists

outdoor tents. General admission

salad, entrée, dessert, appetizer and

worldwide authorized by The Bal-

DayClub tickets into the tent start

soup. All funds raised will benefit lo-

anchine Trust to stage Balanchine’s

at only $30 in advance or $40 at

cal Childhelp programs and services.

masterpieces. BalletAZ.org

the door. Reserved seats are $60.

Visit Childhelp.org/25MenPhoenix

ThePoloParty.com

for more information.

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BEATLES VS. STONES – A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN

BALLET ARIZONA: "EROICA" AN EVENING AT THE GARDEN

20 albums and has five Grammy

Two of the greatest bands of all time

May 15-June 2. Ib Andersen devises a

nominations, and his songs have

face off in a high-energy, adrena-

contemporary allusion to the philosoph-

been played consistently over the

line-pumping

showdown.

ical innovations, personal realizations,

past 50 years. He also has found

The Fab Four, represented by tribute

and political confrontations that Bee-

fortune in having his songs record-

band Abbey Road will engage in a

thoven experienced when he wrote his

ed and performed by other great

barrage of hits against premier Roll-

Third Symphony. "Eroica" promises to

artists. In 2012, he was inducted

ing Stones tribute band Satisfaction.

be one of Andersen’s most important

into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

It’s a face-off you won’t want to miss!

works, pushing the boundaries of bal-

ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

let and pursuing a deeper understand-

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Scottsdale Stadium

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3 BALLET ARIZONA: ALL BALANCHINE

Turf Paradise

3 GORDON LIGHTFOOT: "THE LEGEND LIVES ON"

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Gordon

Lightfoot

has

recorded

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

musical

Aunt Chilada’s

Desert Botanical Garden

ing of what it is to be human in this day and age. BalletAZ.org

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M AY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

17 WEST VALLEY HEALTHCARE CAREER EXPO Avondale Sports Center

This free event for jobseekers allows

sweets and more. Guests will enjoy live music and a silent auction. ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

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26 NINTH ANNUAL PHOENIX PET EXPO WestWorld of Scottsdale

May 26 and 27. The Phoenix Pet Expo features exhibitors; giveaways;

attendees to learn about company

THE BIG SPLASH AT CHAP

cultures and opportunities while net-

Chaparral Aquatic Center

vaccinations,

working with hiring representatives

You're invited to Scottsdale's second

heartworm and flea preventatives;

from some of the best employers in

Big Splash at Chap event from 4 to

free nail trims; live entertainment;

the area. Many educational institu-

7 p.m., featuring live music, CPR les-

obedience demonstrations; author

tions will be in attendance to dis-

sons, and sample swim and water

readings and book signings; and

cuss their programs. Register today!

aerobics classes.

pet products. PhoenixPetExpo.com

mega-adoption event; discounted microchipping

and

CareerConnectors.org

18 ARIZONA RESTAURANT WEEK Participating Restaurants

FREE SCOTTSDALE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT

29 GREETINGS

Scottsdale Bible Church

Scottsdale Artists' School

The Arizona Restaurant Associa-

Pieces to be performed by the Phil-

Explore the peoples and animals of

tion's Arizona Restaurant Week re-

harmonic and their composers in-

the world and the wondrous ways

turns with dining specials around

clude “Die Fledermaus” Overture

in which they meet and greet each

the state from May 18-27. The 2018

by Strauss “Mussetta’s Waltz” from

other. Explore cultures, customs, lan-

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week

“La Boheme” by Puccini, “Ride of

guages and art-making styles from

showcases local chefs’ creative cu-

the Valkyries” by Wagner and “La

faraway lands. For children ages 6-8

linary “chops” with three-course,

Cenerentola” Overture by Rossini.

and 9-14. $240 includes supplies. 9

prix-fixe menus for just $33 or $44

For a $15 tax-deductible donation,

a.m. to 3 p.m. May 29-June 1.

per person. Diners can view a com-

attendees can have a VIP pre-

plete list of participating restaurants

ferred seat. Doors open at 3 p.m.

at ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com.

ScottsdalePhilharmonic.com

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THE ART OF WINE AND TASTES OF SUMMER

BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

The annual celebration features

Visitors are invited to celebrate But-

tastings of more than 40 exceptional

terfly Wonderland’s birthday with a

wines of value, all personally rated

Memorial Day weekend celebration

and selected by AJ’s cellar mas-

May 26 through May 28. Guests will

ters, who will be available to pro-

enjoy complimentary face paint-

vide their expert recommendations.

ing, life-sized reptile and butterfly

We are always accepting submissions

Tastings will be complemented with

characters on-site, a caricature

for events you'd like to see included

gourmet specialties from AJ’s, in-

artist, live musical entertainment

in our Calendar section. Submissions

cluding artisan breads and cheeses,

and much more! Visit the website,

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

shrimp cocktail, sushi, delectable

ButterflyWonderland.com.

at NScottsdaleLifestyle.com.

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