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LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

Tammy Fellows | tammy.fellows@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Staci Hauk | staci.hauk@lifestylepubs.com

Photography by Erica + Jon Photography

'Tis the Season IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE FEEL EXTRA CHEERFUL AND COUNT OUR BLESSINGS. In that spirit, I am very grateful to introduce myself as the new owner/publisher of Paradise Valley Lifestyle!

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Dylan Thomas | dylan.thomas@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Staci Hauk CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

CJ Gershon, Erica + Jon Photography, Julianne McKay, Peter Krykos

It brings me so much joy and excitement to become a voice and amplify the voices of this beautiful community in which I was born and raised. As a native (fourth generation to be exact) to this beautiful state of Arizona, (I was brought up right here in Arcadia and Paradise Valley), I feel my roots continue to grow deeper as my husband and I raise our four fantastic boys here as well. When it comes to gratitude, it can be said for most of us Phoenicians that we are excited about the change in weather. We embrace the cool, crisp air with open arms as we wave goodbye to our not-so-cool season and move into our prime weather. It’s time to spend more time outdoors and break out the jeans, sweaters and boots. It is likely you live here (full-time or seasonally) for the sunshine and nice weather, so get out there and soak it up! The December issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle is our “Winter and Revel” issue. It is chock-full of feel-good stories for those in need, great gift-giving ideas, festive homes and holiday decor, as well as where to ring in the new year! 'Tis the season to be jolly, spend quality time with family and friends and celebrate the holidays! Let's press pause and take in what really matters in our lives and in the lives of others. Enjoy this time; it passes all too quickly.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2018 FEATURES 14 Giving Back to Those in Need The Human Services Campus Helps the Homeless Get a Fresh Start in 2019

18 The Ultimate Gift Guide Local Fashion Expert and Custom Jeweler Share Gift Ideas that Will Bring Joy to Everyone

23 Hearth ‘61 is the Perfect Spot for New Year’s Eve Local Restaurant Hosts a Memorable Night

30 Christmas by Design Book Showcases Paradise Valley Designs Paired with a Festive Cocktail,

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

10

Good Times

12

Around Town

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Giving Back

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Realty Report

23 Hot Spot 26 Open House 30 Page Turners 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Culinary Creations


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GOOD TIMES 1.

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The Trend's Charitable Fund's Evening of Trends honored Fabulous Phoenician  Sue Glaw and Trends Magazine’s Bold and Beautiful Trendsetters. This year’s event funds went to Translational Genomics Research Institute's Ovarian Cancer Research and to the Center for Rare Childhood Disorders. The event was chaired by Vicki Vaughn and took place at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. 

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1. 2018 Trendsetters Kim Zieser, McKenna Wesley, Sylvia Shoen, Cionne McCarthy, Sharon Lechter, Ingrid Haas, Sharon Dupont McCord, Leslie Budinger, Camerone Park | 2. Paradise Valley residents Pat Bondurant and Deborah Bateman | 3. Rod and Jill Riley | 4. Paradise Valley residents Stephanie and Todd Campbell with Beth McRae | 5. Paradise Valley resident and event Chairman Vicki Vaughn | 6. Trends Magazine’s 2018 Fabulous Phoenician, Sue Glawe

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AROUND TOWN Applewood Animal Hospital, Scottsdale Fire Station #603 and VCA Del Lago Animal Hospital, and we look forward to dropping by many more. If you would like to nominate an area first responder to receive a First Responder Friday lunch, please contact the Bruce Grebin Agency at bgrebin@farmersagent.com or call 480.598.1110.

MASTRO BROTHERS INTRODUCE OCEAN 44 Ocean 44 is the brand-new seafood creation by owners and brothers Mike and Jeff Mastro, along with their father, Dennis, and partner, Scott Troilo. Designed by Testani Design Troupe with almost 12,000 square feet, the restaurant will open in

BRUNCH CLUB EVENT AT MOUNTAIN SHADOWS RESORT

Scottsdale at the former Harkin’s Camelview space on Goldwater Boulevard, across from the new

Scottsdale League for the Arts, a local nonprofit, will host The Brunch Club, a fundraising event that

luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square the first weekend in December.

will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1. Local chefs and

“We are so excited to be opening Ocean 44 this

bartenders will showcase a delicious menu that

fall and bringing our world-class seafood experience

revolves around brunch.

to the Valley,” says Jeff Mastro, founder and partner

The 21-plus event will be held at the Mountain

of Prime Steak Concepts. “Ocean 44 will keep the

Shadows Resort. Some participating restaurants

tradition of intimacy and the upscale vibe of our Steak

include Benedicts and Jewel's Bakery, with more

44 while giving our guests an exciting coastal feel.”

being added daily.

Ocean 44 will offer a vast seafood menu with

All net proceeds raised will support the nonprofit

the same great steaks offered at Steak 44 and

Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to pro-

Dominick’s Steakhouse but with its very own

mote arts and arts education organizations.

unique coastal feel, a complete departure in envi-

For information, visit TheBrunchClubAZ.org.

FARMER'S INSURANCE BRUCE GREBIN AGENCY PROVIDES LUNCHES TO LOCAL HEROES

ronment and seafood options built on the same foundation of quality and luxury personal service.

HERMOSA INN NAMED IN READER'S CHOICE RANKING

The Farmers Insurance Bruce Grebin Agency is

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of

proud to partner with local businesses to provide

its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The

lunches for our area fire, police and veterinary first

Hermosa Inn retaining its top 10 ranking and mov-

responders to thank them for their outstanding

ing up one slot to No. 8 of the 10 Best Hotels in the

service to our community. Each day these heroes

U.S., plus it held its top spot for the second year in

put their own safety at risk in order to help those

a row as No. 1 in the Top Hotels in the Southwest.

in life-or-death situations. From medical emergen-

“We are honored to be recognized by Condé

cies and rescuing injured hikers to protecting our

Nast Traveler as the top hotel in the Southwest and

homes and lives, our first responders put our safety

one of the 10 Best Hotels in the U.S. in the 2018

first—and that of our furry friends as well. We owe a

Readers’ Choice Awards. To achieve these presti-

big debt of gratitude to these heroes.

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Ast. “Once again, this exemplifies the outstanding

Lynch and Jack Grebin of Homelife Professionals,

hospitality and service provided by our remarkable

lunches have been provided to the heroes at the

team while creating authentic and memorable

Paradise Valley Fire and Police Departments,

guest experiences that are unmistakably Arizona.”

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The Human Services Campus Brings Hope and Homes to Those in Need DIRECTOR AMY SCHWABENLENDER FINDS PURPOSE IN HER NEW POSITION AND HAS BIG GOALS FOR 2019 ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY CJ GERSHON

HOMELESSNESS PLAGUES OUR SOCIETY AND CAN HAVE LONG-TERM DAMAGING EFFECTS TO THOSE WHO FALL VICTIM TO IT. It is difficult for someone who is experiencing homelessness to reach out for help, and often they are unsure where to turn or who to trust. This is why the mission of the Human Services Campus in Phoenix is so important in tackling an issue Director Amy Schwabenlender says one day hopefully won't exist. "Part of the reason I made the transition to my role here at the Human Services Campus from the United Way  is that I have a tremendous passion for intervention and long-term change," she says. "I hear stories of how people find us, and while we can’t meet every need, some of it is about system change: working with prisons, emergency care units and other outlets to make sure homelessness does not occur when it could have been avoided." The 13-acre, 15,000-square-foot campus is a collaborative force of partner organizations united on one campus to end homelessness. Located just west of downtown Phoenix, nearly 20 independent agencies on the campus see more than 1,000 individuals every day, offering a holistic range of client services including reunification with family and friends; mental, physical and dental health; shelter; employment; meals; legal services and housing. Having all of these resources in one location with intra-agency communications makes it more feasible to provide a customized engagement for each client to help end their homelessness.   "People show up here at a very low point in life. We want to help de-escalate their issues. We are client-centered and have professionals who can handle these situations. Our staff is well-trained and focused on creating success." Amy says while there is much success, success looks different for each person. The campus allows them a place to connect to nonprofits that help start the process. 14

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"We can help people get an ID so they can find employment, and that assists in housing placement. We have a mailroom so they can have an address for correspondences. We offer connections to healthcare, meals and other basic needs that we often take for granted." What is often lost in the message at the campus is that this is a forgotten population that is labeled as homeless. However, the goal is to address all issues that led to the homelessness and help overcome barriers for unique situations.  "From the first interaction people have with our staff, we are trying to understand the path that led them here. Do they have friends and family we can call, do they need assistance with transportation, etc." The campus seeks donations throughout the year to cover costs of providing qualified and dedicated staff at the intake desk; the day resource center; referrals services building; and to assist with costs of the navigator staff, who assist with housing intervention; and helping people acquire benefits, IDs and Social Security. The campus hopes to obtain financial support in order to have a weekend staff available, as well as to add shower and laundry facilities. "Our annual fundraiser is Dec. 11 at the Biltmore Resort. We serve those who need and deserve assistance, and I believe this is a solvable issue. Through donations, we can obtain the resources and support so that people don't wind up here," Amy says.  To donate or learn more, visit HSC-AZ.org.

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THE REAL ESTATE MARKET DOESN’T DICTATE YOUR RESULTS, THE REAL ESTATE TEAM YOU HIRE DOES!

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REALTY REPORT REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

PARADISE VALLEY

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Yellow Boot

$1,300,000

$1,465,000

113%

53

5

4.5

The Sycamore

$1,350,000

$1,458,619

108%

410

4

4.5

Jeffery Leigh Trs

$799,000

$815,000

102%

44

4

3.5

Arcadia Meadows

$869,995

$880,000

101%

35

4

2

Biltmore Greens 3

$898,000

$905,000

101%

37

3

2

Biltmore Greens

$899,000

$905,000

101%

29

4

3.5

Charnwood

$3,095,000

$3,095,000

100%

11

5

5.5

Paradise Reserve

$3,015,000

$3,015,000

100%

42

3

4.5

Sun Valley Estates

$2,645,000

$2,645,000

100%

308

5

4.5

Mirada Los Arcos Phase 2

$1,835,000

$1,835,000

100%

35

4

5

Clearwater Hills A

$1,799,000

$1,799,000

100%

20

5

5.5

Short Hills

$990,000

$990,000

100%

110

4

3

Camelback Del Este

$899,000

$899,000

100%

141

4

4

Biltmore Hillside Villas

$865,000

$865,000

100%

48

2

3

Forrest Anderson Estates

$800,000

$800,000

100%

71

4

3

$2,550,000

$2,525,000

99%

203

4

3.5

Kachina Gardens

$975,000

$965,000

99%

50

4

3.5

Suncrest Manor

$975,000

$965,000

99%

40

4

4

Andorra

$874,900

$865,000

99%

178

5

5.5

Paradise Highlands Estates

$829,000

$819,000

99%

394

5

4

Merrill Cantatierra

$3,250,000

$3,200,000

99%

37

5

5

Camelback Villa 2

$950,000

$936,000

99%

47

4

3

$2,290,000

$2,250,000

98%

242

3

3.5

$869,900

$855,000

98%

69

3

2.5

$3,995,000

$3,925,000

98%

28

5

7

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Angela Keller and her daughter

THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE LOCAL FASHION EXPERT AND CUSTOM JEWELER SHARE GIFT IDEAS THAT WILL BRING JOY TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

GIFT-GIVING SHOULDN’T BE STRESSFUL, BUT GIFTING FRIENDS AND FAMILY ITEMS THAT ARE BOTH ON-TREND AND MEANINGFUL CAN BE A DAUNTING TASK. Make this a holiday season your loved ones will remember, with ideas that they will not only appreciate but also be excited to showcase all year long.

Mom Style Lab is designed to help streamline the

Style expert and founder of Mom Style Lab Angela

shopping experience and provide tips and tricks on

Keller prides herself on offering style advice and inspiration, fashion and beauty trend news, lifestyle hacks and a look into the lives of inspiring women around the country.

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how to dress best for you. “We want to be your source for style inspiration,” Angela says.

“The holidays are my absolute favorite time of the year!

For the lucky ones on your list, here is a gift guide

From the festive parties and decor to cookie baking and

to help you stay on trend with fashionable gifts this

gift giving, what’s not to love?” Angela says.

holiday season.

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FOR HER 01 The new Kendra Scott Charms Collection has so many options for customizing, and I’m all about personalizing to create a unique pair of earrings, pendant or bracelet. Kendra Scott, prices vary 02 Crafted from 18K gold, sterling silver and diamonds, these gorgeous Sanguine Heart Earrings, designed in Arizona, are sure to steal her heart. Seneca Jewelry, $1,495

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03 The luxurious, all-natural skin care products in the

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Lavender Olive Spa Gift Box are made with olive oil by Arizona’s own Queen Creek Olive Mill. Olivespa, $65

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04 For the fashionista on your list, an on-trend Fendi Belt Bag is

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sure to be coveted and worn on repeat. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,190 05 A refreshing blend of flowers and citrus balanced with soft musk and woody notes, the new fragrance Joy by Dior is beautiful and romantic. Saks Fifth Avenue, $100

FOR HIM

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06 A sleek Christian Dior Roller Pouch is perfect for the sophisticated world traveler who’s always on the move. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,200 07

07 Whether the guy on your list dresses to the nines daily or just for important events, the forged carbon and 18K gold Cuff Links by David Yurman are extra special. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,495

FOR KIDS 08 How darling are these Balloon Animal Banks? From Made

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by Human, they are handmade using toxic-free paint. Perfect for the boy or girl who has everything. Mae & Marie, $60 09 Anything with flipping sequins is guaranteed to be a hit with

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the kiddos! These Elf on the Shelf Tees by Shade Critters are especially cute and fun for holiday events. Mae & Marie, $40 10 Kids both young and old are obsessed with Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones. A must-have for the music lover. Apple, $299.95 10 Visit Angela at MomStyleLab.com for everything fashion-forward this holiday season and into the new year. CONTINUED >

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ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE

(CON TI N U ED)

Bonnie Radow

For those closest to you, you want gifts to tell a story of love and memories. The storybook necklaces created by local jewelry designer and sculptor Bonnie Radow, bring the beautiful and emotional stories of bygone years alive. Laden with antique artifacts from around the world, these artisan creations tell stories that can even be customized to you and your loved ones. As a young college student, and a romantic at heart, Bonnie is inspired by love letters and antique charms. Each necklace has two to three pages devoted to the theme of the story. One necklace, titled “Journey,”  features an antique compass relating the story of a man sending his beloved a compass and telling her, “Keep this compass close, and you will find me.” Another, titled “A Little Gem,” features an antique tintype which was introduced in the mid-19th century as a visual means for sending images of one’s self to loved ones to hold near to their heart. Stories of familial or romantic love and adventure come alive in these unique designs. Every piece in the collection is designed and created by Bonnie in her Paradise Valley studio. “Through my travels, I have been drawn to the lives of people of the Victorian era," Bonnie says. "I have collected love letters, pictures and personal items and transformed this collection into jewelry reflecting the lives of the people connected to these artifacts. During my years as an interior designer, many of my clients shared their treasures and stories with me. The collection spans more than 40 years of my life’s journey and reflects many of the experiences I have had along the way. I have made the jewelry into storybooks about the memories and lives of the people I encountered through my collecting. This was such a magical period of time, and it is so inspiring to bring their feelings back and be part of their stories.” For those interested in telling their own stories, Bonnie is happy to design custom storybook necklaces utilizing clients’ family heirlooms, charms and artifacts. For more information on Bonnie Radow Storybook Necklaces and her entire collection, visit BonnieRadowDesigns.com.

Storybook Necklaces

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HOT SPOT

Hearth '61

IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY CJ GERSHON

THE PERFECT MEAL COUPLED WITH AMBIANCE AND CELEBRATION IS WHY HEARTH ’61 IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE AND THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON. “A highly memorable New Year’s Eve celebration has always been a tradition of mine over the course of my career, and I have always thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it," says Executive Chef Charles Wiley. "Nothing quite beats the genuine hospitality, amazing cuisine and energy in the air on the evening before the first of the year."

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HOT SPOT

(CON TI N U ED)

“NOTHING QUITE BEATS THE GENUINE HOSPITALITY, AMAZING CUISINE AND ENERGY IN THE AIR ON THE EVENING BEFORE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.”

This popular location does not disappoint, with

McClendon's Select, Duncan's Trading Company,

its intimate setting, specialty menu for the occa-

Sweet Republic, Niman Ranch and many more. A

sion, DJ and unforgettable Champagne toast.

bar and sunken living room lounge offer additional

What makes Hearth ’61 special is its history.

spaces to gather throughout the day.

Honoring the year the town was incorporated and

On New Year’s Eve, specialty dishes reign,

the hearth oven that imparts smoky flavor to

including a first course of lobster tortellini followed

many signature dishes, the restaurant boasts

by a seasonal salad, a Niman Ranch prime tender-

an exhibition kitchen and floor-to-ceiling glass

loin of beef and finishing off with a fourth course of

looking out to the scenic patio where guests

warm Valrhona Chocolate torte with banana brûlée

can enjoy seasonal, ingredient-driven American

and salted caramel ice cream.

cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and week-

Located inside Mountain Shadows Resort,

end brunch. Each day, a featured roast is served

Hearth ’61 can be the highlight of a holiday stay-

from the hearth of the stone oven, which adds a

cation. Along with remarkable cuisine, guests can

pleasant smokiness to meat, seafood and veg-

enjoy the Short Course right outside their front door

etables. Dishes incorporate local and organic

and Camelback Mountain close enough for a New

ingredients and flavors from Two Wash Ranch,

Year’s Day hiking excursion.

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How to extend the life of your aging AC unit

I can’t stress enough that simple annual preventative maintenance is the one thing you can do that will add extra years of life to your AC unit and prevent breakdowns. That is why I created the “Complete Tune Up” years ago providing everything to keep a system in optimal shape for performance and longevity. It is over $680 worth of parts and physical work on your system for just $159.95. If your unit is old and problematic, you really should take some time to prepare so you don’t have the panic that comes with an unexpected new AC unit purchase. This gives you time to prepare and know what your options are. Here are things you should expect to see to insure you are getting the best information and pricing. Newer units are made with higher efficiency and capacity, however, the BTU output which is the required amount to effectively cool the square footage in your home, has changed. In order to give the accurate BTU and tonnage requirement, a Heat Load Calc, also referred to as a Manual J Load Calc, should be done. It takes into account the home’s square footage, location and number of windows and doors relative to sun exposure, and ceiling heights along with how much insulation is in your attic. It gives you the most accurate unit size needed. If you buy an AC unit slightly undersized, it will run all the time and there goes the efficiency you wanted from your new unit. If it is oversized, it will short cycle and not run long enough which puts immense wear on the unit. You should expect a contractor to spend a good hour or more in your home looking at these things before they provide you an estimate. If they just tell you here is what you have so here is what you need, keep shopping. Next is the issue of pricing. Most units unfortunately have their final meltdown during the summer’s extreme heat. So you are pressed to make some fast decisions in order to bring cool comfort back to your home. Unfortunately, some contractors will take advantage of that weak point and offer higher than normal or even gouged pricing. The average new unit replacement should run between $6,000 and $8,000. If you are getting some crazy high estimates, keep shopping. When shopping, one factor that determines price is the energy efficiency or SEER Rating. Today’s minimum is a 14 SEER which is probably double what your older unit is putting out. That makes for a nice savings come utility bill time. Units can go up to 20 or 22 SEER but the high cost does not really payoff in long term energy savings. A 16 SEER unit is probably your best value and return on investment. I wanted to extend a big Thank You to Mike and Kat McMahon from PV Lifestyle Magazine for making the Precision Decision on your 2 new AC units and being a valued customer with us! About the author: Erik Bryan is the owner of Precision Air & Heating, the #1 ranked AC company in the state. Erik has been an HVAC contractor for more than 25 years serving the Valley. “Make the Precision Decision” and let us help you with a no charge New Unit estimate.

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OPEN HOUSE

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THIS FALL, SHEA HOMES BROUGHT THE FIRST SHEA SIGNATURE LUXURY COMMUNITY TO PARADISE VALLEY. Azure Paradise Valley is located at Indian Bend Road and Mockingbird Lane in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. This exclusive guard-gated community will include 66 homes on 23 acres, adjacent to the upcoming Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley. “From the level of craftsmanship to the thoughtful design touches both indoors and out, these residences will deliver an unparalleled experience to those looking for the contemporary, connected life,” says Ken Peterson, Shea Homes Arizona Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Shea’s architecture team collaborated with award-winning firm PHX Architecture to design the residences of Azure. With base pricing from the high $1 millions up to the high $3 millions, residences feature ARTICLE STACI HAUK

transitional architecture with open floorplans, open riser staircases and rolling walls of glass that offer a

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seamless flow between outdoor and indoor living spaces. These homes are designed for homeowners to maximize enjoyment of the available water features and stunning desert mountain views. Modern design is balanced with traditional elements like clean cut stone and light, bright colors. “It has been the pleasure for our firm to be teamed with a client like Shea Homes and bring something new and exciting that redefines home design as we know it. We are very proud of what we created here,” says PHX Architecture President Erik Peterson.

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Walking paths leading to nearby restaurants and shops make an active lifestyle easier. These residences will back to The Palmeraie Shops, a planned destination featuring premier designer boutiques, specialty retailers and gourmet restaurants. Azure Paradise Valley offers eight highly amenitized floor plans with two- to five-bedroom configurations ranging from 2,986 up to 6,800 square feet. Design features include Distinctive Custom Cabinets, residential elevators, wide plank wood and tile floors, expandable home automation and security system, LED lighting throughout, linear gas fireplace in the main living area and a Ring doorbell. Kitchens include Gaggenau appliance packages, kitchens and baths feature Rohl fixtures and engineered quartz countertops. Architectural options include Fleetwood  rolling walls of glass, exterior natural stone, varied roofing materials, smooth-finish stucco, aluminum-clad exterior windows, front yard landscaping with front yard maintained by HOA  and a 4-by-10-foot glass entry door. “These are truly special homes, and there are only a limited number available,” Erik says. “I would encourage those interested in Azure,  Paradise Valley to contact us now to arrange a private tour.”

HOMES IN THIS LUXURY GATED COMMUNITY ARE IDEAL FOR OWNERS WHO ENJOY FREQUENT TRAVEL OR ONLY SPEND PART OF THE YEAR IN THE VALLEY. FRONT YARDS MAINTAINED BY THE HOA MAKE IT EASY TO PLAN SPUR-OF-THE-MOMENT TRIPS AND ENJOY SUMMERS AT THE BEACH OR MOUNTAINS WITH COMPLETE PEACE OF MIND.” –KEN PETERSON

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Christmas by Design Book Showcases Paradise Valley Designs PAIRED WITH A FESTIVE COCKTAIL, THIS UNIQUE READ WILL INTRIGUE GUESTS AND PIQUE YOUR DESIGN INTERESTS THIS SEASON ARTICLE STACI HAUK PHOTOGRAPHY JULIANNE MCKAY

AS THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN AND DAYS GET SHORTER, IT IS THE PERFECT TIME TO DE-STRESS WITH A DECADENT COCKTAIL AND GATHER INSPIRATION FOR YOUR HOLIDAY AND HOME DECOR FROM A GOOD BOOK. The Christmas by Design book showcases custom luxury homes in the U.S., including three in the Valley, designed by local firm Candelaria Design Associates. Authors Patricia Hart McMillan  and  Katharine Kaye McMillan feature custom home projects all dressed up for the holidays. Perhaps most notable is Nancy Hanley’s residence. “We were fascinated by the Arizona home of Nancy Hanley," Kaye says. "Her collection of miniature Christmas tree sculptures is displayed throughout her remarkable house, which was designed by award-winning architect Mark Candelaria." Mark Candelaria, managing  partner of Candelaria Design, says he feels humbled to have such wonderful clients who so graciously opened their homes for this special project. "This book allows the reader to not only understand why we design a house in a certain architectural style, but also the importance of designing around how the homeowners live in their home, decorate and entertain in their home,” he says. Nancy is thrilled her home, customized with passion and family togetherness in mind, was featured. “I love decorating with garlands and collections of sparkly tabletop trees arranged on trays throughout the house," she says. "Of course, votives and candlelight can add such warmth to every room. I love a beautifully set table for our Christmas dinner—best of all is the family interaction around our table.”

"I THINK THESE HOMES EXEMPLIFY THE PASSION AND LEVEL OF DETAIL THESE CLIENTS PUT INTO DECORATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS BUT AT A VERY REFINED AND SOPHISTICATED LEVEL WHILE INCORPORATING FAMILY HISTORY AND MEMORIES." 30

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DECEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 CHRISTMAS IN THE RAINFOREST

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Every Saturday and Sunday and select days in December from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., see the beautiful 7-foot-tall Angel in the Conservatory. There will also be live music and festive decor.

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12, 26 ARTISAN FEST OdySea Aquarium

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INGREDIENTS + 1 ounce Absolut Vanilla vodka + 1 ounce Absolut vodka + 1/2 ounce Godiva dark chocolate liqueur + 1/2 ounce French vanilla creamer

DIRECTIONS Shake then strain into a chocolate syrup-lined martini glass.

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