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SEPTEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

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Season of Style

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Danielle Accovelli, Kathleen Blair

IT'S OFFICIAL! School's back in session, the monsoon season is almost over (thank

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

goodness!) and our annual style issue is now in your hands. I can't wait for you to see

CJ Gershon, Wade Griffith Photography,

what we've been up to here at Paradise Valley Lifestyle.

Chad Ulam Photography

In a sense, we've traveled the globe. From a New York designer to a Syrian tailor, we're giving you a peek into their worlds of fashion. The common thread (pun intended!) is nothing says perfection like a well-fitting outfit or suit. Maybe you'd like something fun with bling or leather and lace? You can find that in our annual fashion spread! Whether you're entertaining at home, poolside or heading out for the evening, we're showcasing a variety of looks from a local award-winning boutique. And speaking of looks, nothing says "WOW!" like a luxury car. Ready for a new sleek 2019 model? Earnhardt Lexus is making its mark in the Valley, and we're lucky enough to have them in our backyard here in the Camelback area.

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After you've shopped till you drop and test driven your newest vehicle, be sure to stop by this month's Culinary Creations spotlight and grab a bite or a beverage. The history

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behind it is enough to want to swing by as it definitely plays into our "style" theme. We hope you enjoy this issue and have as much fun finding or updating your style as we have had putting it together. Many thanks to our wonderful fashion shoot partners (noted in the article) and our fabulous homeowner, who all endured shooting on one of the hottest days of the year! 

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BEFORE BIOMECHANIC DYSFUNCTION AFFECTS DIGESTIVE TRACT (BLOATING)

Most doctors do not educate their patients about taking care of their bodies mechanically. As with all mechanical things that are neglected, there is a point of no return with our human bodies. Physical disabilities and many organ malfunctions (dis-ease) are a direct result of past trauma to the body’s biomechanical frame, often culminating in spinal stenosis. Like a car, once the mechanical parts are worn out completely, the result is failure to function. It is imperative to be proactive about your body’s biomechanical structure to maintain or regain good health. Visiting a proficient, specificallytrained Biomechanical Chiropractor when you’re feeling pain is a positive regimen to correct failure to function.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE SEPTEMBER 2018

FEATURES 14 Buon Appetito! The Parlor Dishes Up Delicious, Fresh-Made Pizza and Pasta

18 Coming Home Fresh Fall Fashions Perfect for Every Occasion

24 Earnhardt Lexus

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28 Timeless Designs Nina McLemore Designs

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

13

Realty Report

14

Culinary Creations

28 Local Limelight 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES 1.

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Elements of Style Exhibit at Royse Contemporary Royse Contemporary presents a vibrant multi-media group exhibition entitled Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture. Curator/Owner Nicole Royse selected artists based on their distinguished styles, accomplished work and distinctive voice, each creating and embodying elements of style. The exhibit showcases eight artists that are original, captivating, pushing boundaries and redefining their mediums.

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AROUND TOWN

ARIZONA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION'S FALL ARIZONA RESTAURANT WEEK 

Charities Dinner at  Dominick’s Steakhouse  in

Diners can once again enjoy the creative menus

As part of the evening the Scottsdale Firefighters

of some of the state’s most popular restaurants with

Association will also present the Scottsdale

the return of the Arizona Restaurant Association's

Firefighter of the Year Award and honor C.A.R.E.

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week. From Sept. 21-30,

Award recipients Grant Woods, Pastor Warren

participating restaurants offer dining specials that

Stewart and Jerry Colangelo, who will be the fea-

showcase their chefs’ culinary skills with items not

tured speakers and guests of honor. The award

always featured on their regular menus. These dishes

is to recognize individuals for Contributing to

are presented in three-course, prix-fixe menus for

Achievement and Redefining Excellence.       

just $33 or $44 per person. This format gives food afi-

The cocktail hour begins at 5:00 pm, followed by

cionados an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of the

dinner from Dominick’s Steakhouse that features

valley and state’s culinary chops at a fantastic price.

prime steaks, seafood and signature dishes at 6:00

One of Arizona Restaurant Week’s goals is to

pm. Several charities will benefit from the dinner. For a

position Arizona as one of the top culinary destina-

list and more information please contact Pete Tocco at

tions in the nation by increasing awareness of the

602.799.9543 or ptocco@scottsdalefirefighters.org.  

abundance of dining opportunities available as well as stimulate business and revenue for restaurants throughout the state. For more information, visit ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com.

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK OF PHOENIX

GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA BATTLES TO END CHILDHOOD HUNGER One in four kids in Arizona, face hunger every day. In an effort to end this problem, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria  has partnered with  Dine Out for  No Kid Hungry in the fight to raise awareness and end childhood hunger in America.

Celebrating 20 years of saving lives, the American

Throughout September, in honor of Hunger

Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast

Awareness Month, guests who dine at any

Cancer Walk of Phoenix will take place on Saturday,

Arizona Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location can donate to

Oct. 27 at Tempe Beach Park. The walk honors

No Kid Hungry, a charitable organization working

those touched by the disease and raises awareness

to end childhood hunger in America by ensur-

and funds for a world without breast cancer.

ing all children get the healthy food they need,

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the larg-

every day. For every $5 donated in their pizzerias,

est network of breast cancer events in the nation,

Grimaldi’s will provide guests with a special No

with more than 1 million passionate participants

Kid Hungry cannoli.

supporting the noncompetitive walks each year.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is one of thousands of

Last year in Phoenix, more than 20,000 participants

restaurants nationwide to support this campaign.

raised more than $1.1 million dollars!

Every $1 donated to No Kid Hungry provides 10

This fundraiser helps the American Cancer

meals for hungry children.

Society fund innovative breast cancer research, pro-

“Helping the communities in Arizona is an honor

vide education and guidance to help people reduce

and we are so thankful to our guests for supporting

their risk and offer comprehensive patient support to

our mission,” says Eric Greenwald, President and

those who need it most so that no one faces breast

COO of Grimaldi's Pizzeria.

cancer alone. MakingStridesWalk.org/PhoenixAZ  

18TH ANNUAL BEHIND THE FLAMES ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE FIREFIGHTER CHARITIES DINNER

For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria or to find a location, please visit grimaldispizzeria.com. For more information on No Kid Hungry, visit  nokidhungry.org.  

Scottsdale Firefighters and the charities they

HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA MONTHLY WINE DINNER

support on Sunday, Sept. 30th, 2018 at the 18th

In 2003, Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery made

annual Behind the Flames Scottsdale Firefighter

its home in the Russian River Valley, on the edge

Make plans now to celebrate the heroic

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of Green Valley at one of the oldest continually working wineries in California. Today, Courtney and his winemaking team devote themselves to Ray’s ideology of making “wines of  place.” By sourcing from hillside vineyards, they are relentless at telling the story of each  exceptional appellation and vineyard.  The evening begins with an appetizer and wine reception, followed by an epicurean  experience of perfectly paired wines and a memorable fourcourse dinner.  The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. $95-$105++ is

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VOTED #1 SCOTTSDALE REAL ESTATE TEAM FOR 2018

19465 N 98th Place Scottsdale AZ 85255 6 Bedroom | 6.5 Bath | 6,630 Sqft | Offered at $3,300,000.00

Incredibly private European Tuscan Estate situated in a romantic setting with opulent finishes and rich attention to detail. Enter the private courtyard through custom hand carved wood doors into this authentic architecturally inspired Villa. A pool side cabana is adjacent to the two bedroom flexible guest house with one private entry room perfect for a home office. The interior details are exquisite with groin and barrel vault ceilings with brick and stone treatments and the finest selection of finishes including hand crafted vigas and custom herringbone patterned tile work. Master suite on the main level along with a private junior master. The upstairs features a home theatre and two bedrooms with wrap around outdoor patios overlooking the Venetian tiled pool and lush garden areas.

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BVO LUXURY GROUP YTD SOLD PROPERTIES The Real Estate Market Does Not Dictate Your Results. The Real Estate TEAM You Hire Does.

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SILVERLEAF AT DC RANCH CACTUS CORRIDOR 10851 E WINGSPAN WAY, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 12510 N 104TH ST, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 7 BD | 10 BA | 12,500 SF 6 BD | 7 BA | 7,854 SF

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PINNACLE CANYON AT TROON SHEA CORRIDOR 12880 E MOUNTAIN VIEW RD, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 28359 N 104TH WAY, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 4 BD | 5.5 BA | 5,409 SF 6 BD | 6.5 BA | 7,039 SF

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REALTY REPORT REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

PARADISE VALLEY

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

The Sycamore

$1,395,000

$1,512,892

108%

360

4

4.5

Sun Valley Estates

$1,365,000

$1,365,000

100%

10

4

3

Scottsdale North

$998,500

$998,500

100%

60

2

3

Ingleside Inn

$875,000

$871,000

100%

45

4

2

Arcadia Place

$825,000

$820,000

99%

111

5

5.5

Long Manor

$799,000

$790,000

99%

90

4

3

Tierra Feliz North 2

$799,000

$790,000

99%

49

5

3

Rancho Del Monte Unit 4

$800,000

$790,000

99%

69

4

3

E Solcito Ln

$3,550,000

$3,500,000

99%

482

8

8.5

Bel Aire Estates 2

$1,299,000

$1,280,000

99%

151

4

4

Arcadian Terrace

$2,200,000

$2,155,000

98%

37

5

5.5

San Marino Villa

$1,295,000

$1,262,500

97%

21

5

4.5

Kachina Estates 2

$974,900

$950,000

97%

101

4

2.5

Kachina Estates

$975,000

$950,000

97%

59

4

3

Camelback Sierra

$1,925,000

$1,875,000

97%

135

4

3.5

Arroyo Heights

$1,769,000

$1,722,000

97%

146

4

4.5

Tierra Feliz North

$750,000

$730,000

97%

112

4

2.5

Camelback Lands

$2,500,000

$2,425,000

97%

320

4

4.5

This data is a sampling of sold properties from 7/1/2018-7/31/2018. Source: IRES MLS system.

3 BIG REASONS to call ANDREW BLOOM to Sell YOUR Home ANDREW BLOOM VS AVERAGE AGENTS

ANDREW

97%

(DAYS ON MARKET) $

115 Days

of Asking Price 4% More AVERAGE AGENT

93%

ANDREW

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of Asking Price Average House is listed at $784,500, I could make you $31,380 More

AVERAGE AGENT

211 Days

Sells much MORE than the average agent MORE EXPERIENCE, BIGGER MARKETING BUDGET FOR YOUR PROPERTY

$77,877,200

(% OF ASKING PRICE)

Sell YOUR Home Faster

$1,050,000

Sell YOUR Home For More Money

UNDER AGREEMENT IN 2017

AVERAGE ANDREW AGENT BLOOM

I will Sell 96 Days Faster

*MLS Data for 85255, 85262, 85266 - above 750,000 from Jan 1 2017 to date.

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BUON appetito! CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE DANIELLE ACCOVELLI PHOTOGRAPHY CJ GERSHON

TUCKED AWAY ALONG CAMELBACK CORRIDOR, THE PARLOR, WITH ITS MODERN BRICK EXTERIOR, HARDLY LOOKS LIKE AN IMPOSING STRUCTURE. But once situated inside with one of their signature dishes, be prepared to be transported to the height of Italian culinary greatness. Co-founder Aric Mei opened The Parlor in 2009 with one singular culinary vision: to work with honest, fresh and seasonal ingredients and to develop and execute old-world recipes and procedures. True to form, Aric decided to use the entrance walkway to plant an edible garden, ensuring that they always had the freshest ingredients on hand. “Once people started coming, I was amazed at their reactions to that little garden,” he says. That interest hasn’t slowed down either, as The Parlor still boasts bustling crowds for lunch and dinner daily.

PESTO ALLA CHITARRA WITH ROASTED TOMATOES AND TOASTED PINE NUTS FRESH PASTA DOUGH INGREDIENTS: + 3 large eggs, beaten

+ 1 tablespoon olive oil

+ 2 cups all-purpose flour

+ 1 teaspoon kosher salt

DIRECTIONS: 01 Mix eggs, flour, oil and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer with your hands until a shaggy dough forms. 02 Knead with dough hook until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. 03 Cover dough with plastic wrap and rest for a minimum of 30 minutes. 04 Cut dough into quarters and use a pasta roller to roll into flat, wide strips. 05 Hand-cut into thin noodles with a sharp knife. 06 Once cut, make single portion-sized piles on a sheet tray and toss with durum or rice flour. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator. 14

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THE PARLOR DISHES UP DELICIOUS, FRESH-MADE PIZZA AND PASTA


PLATING STEP 1

PLATING STEP 2

Boil the fresh pasta for 2-3 minutes or until al

Just before adding the cooked pasta

dente. While the pasta is boiling, add a handful

to the sauté pan, add the basil pesto

of roasted tomatoes and a large pad of butter in a

to the pan—not too soon or the emul-

warm sauté pan over medium heat.

sified pesto will “shatter.” Immediately

BASIL PESTO INGREDIENTS: + 8 ounces basil leaves + 1 ounce garlic cloves + 1 1/2 ounces pine nuts + 1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese + 8 ounces olive oil + 1 teaspoon salt + 1/4 teaspoon pepper + 1 ounce lemon juice NOTE: The pesto is the heart and

add the cooked pasta.

PLATING STEP 3

PLATING STEP 4

+ Oven-roasted cherry tomatoes

Add a touch of the pasta water and a generous

Serve in a bowl and garnish with more

+ Grated high-quality Parmesan cheese

amount of good grated Parmesan cheese to the

Parmesan, pine nuts and parsley. This

+ Toasted pine nuts

pan. Stir vigorously until the sauce develops into

dish will pair nicely with a cooler climate

+ Chopped parsley

a smooth and even consistency.

white wine—anything from northern

soul of this dish and can be used in many other different applications, so make a double batch if you like.

DIRECTIONS: 01 In a food processor combine basil, garlic and pine nuts. 02 Add one-third of olive oil and start mixer. 03 Stop and scrape the sides of the mixer. 04 With the mixer running slowly, add the remainder of the oil. 05 Add the cheese and mix just until combined.

OTHER KEY INGREDIENTS:

Italy where the colder temperatures produce wines that have a higher acidity, which is crucial in achieving a nice balance with the richness of the pasta. September 2018 | Paradise Valley Lifestyle

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SONORA WEST

A RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF QUALITY Over the past 15 years Sonora West has built over 150 luxury custom homes in the very best communities in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. During that time, we have earned the trust of our customers with our relentless focus on quality, attention to detail and realistic budgets. Our homeowners are discerning, and we would not want it any other way.

Sonora West Development is a premier design-build firm servicing Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding areas. From selecting an architect and exterior detailing, to interior selection and even financing, our strength is providing the homeowner with a total solution for your building requirements. Our goal at Sonora West is to make your dream home a reality and ensure you enjoy the journey. We want you to be as excited as we are about building your home. Our focus will always be on making you happy.


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COMI NG FRESH FALL FASHIONS PERFECT FOR EVERY OCCASION

 BRINGING THE BLING

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FRESH PICKS

A flirty Frank Lyman blouse with designer sleeve paired with Frank Lyman slimleg harem pants creates a relaxed yet sophisticated look accented by a beautiful stone, bead and crystal necklace by local designer and silversmith Maria Mayer. Shoes by Onex. Available at Kiss Me Kate Boutique.

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COMING HOME

(CON TI N U ED)

ABOUT THE HOME The Voelker Residence is situated on a half-acre lot, tucked away on a tree-lined street in the heart of lower Arcadia. This 4,300-square-foot luxury home was recently completed by local premium builder Uptown Construction. 

SLEEK LINES

A long, black Komarov evening dress with matching scarf makes any evening party a smash. A stunning crystal necklace and bracelet from the Bolanta Collection and a vintage beaded handbag complete the outfit. Available at Kiss Me Kate Boutique. CAR: Lexus 2018 LS500 F Sport in Matador Red from Earnhardt Lexus.

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R E A DY F O R ANYTHING

Red one-piece coat/dress by Northern Clover. A stunning black crystal necklace with matching earrings and a crystal wide-cuff bracelet by local designer Linda Lee complete the outfit. The velvet black and gold Lamé evening bag has a crystal clasp and gold chain and can be worn over the shoulder or as a clutch. Shoes by Onex. Available at Kiss Me Kate Boutique. 

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COMING HOME

(CON TI N U ED)

AFTERNOON BLUES A cobalt blue dress by Kay Celine is both elegant and flirty paired with a matching cobalt and white handbag and Monali crystal necklace. Shoes, City Life Pumps by Onex. Available at Kiss Me Kate Boutique.

L E AT H E R & LACE

This Frank Lyman faux leather embroidered jacket worn over a red Anue Miami tank creates a breathtaking contrast paired with a light chiffon mini skirt. Available at Kiss Me Kate Boutique.

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Reversible Jacket Fall Cotton Collection

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Wade Griffith Photography

E A R N H A R DT ARTICLE KATHLEEN BLAIR PHOTOGRAPHY WADE GRIFFITH PHOTOGRAPHY AND CHAD ULAM PHOTOGRAPHY

LEXUS WHEN TEX EARNHARDT BECAME THE YOUNGEST FORD FRANCHISE OWNER IN THE COUNTRY IN 1951, HE HAD NO IDEA THE FAMILY BUSINESS WOULD GROW TO 21 DEALERSHIPS THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY AND LAS VEGAS. Tex, who grew up in Southern Texas before moving to Chandler with his family, is known as the cowboy car dealer who rode a bull—which was actually a steer—and for his trademark slogan, “That ain’t no bull.” Today, three generations of family run the company, one of the largest automotive empires in the country selling 16 brands of vehicles: Ford, Dodge, Chrysler Jeep Ram, Lexus, Toyota, GMC, Buick, Hyundai, Genesis, Kia, Volkswagen, Cadillac, Honda, Mazda and Chevy.

A ST E P A B OV E T H E R E ST The Earnhardt family took an active role in the design and building stage of the Earnhardt Lexus dealership. This 67,000-square-foot dealership is multi-diversified and provides a luxurious atmosphere that is open, transparent and efficient in order to optimize the customer experience. The showroom displays the latest luxurious Lexus models and takes car shopping to a whole new level where customers are treated likes guests. The layout includes a lounge area, where guests can wait for their car when service or repairs are needed. This spacious area has comfortable seating near the No Bull Café, which serves breakfast, lunch, smoothies and coffee drinks. Equipped with Wi-Fi, the lounge allows business guests and other active car owners to accomplish work online while they wait. Service advisors' desks are positioned near the lounge to conveniently interact with customers and keep them abreast on the status of their vehicle. “Our goal at Earnhardt Lexus is to provide world-class service at the best market value price and to make every customer feel like a guest in our home,” says owner-operator Bull Earnhardt.

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PA R T O F T H E C O M M U N I T Y The dealership’s design also allows a transformation of space where the showroom becomes an event center for private concerts, fundraisers and other charity events. This past year, Earnhardt Lexus hosted Off the Record, a one-night-only private party with live music and refreshments. The event raised more than $85,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Other community involvement includes the Recycle Your Bicycle; the Child Help Foundation; and supporting PANDA, People Acting Now Discover Answers, at the University of Arizona Hospital, Steele Children’s Research Center in Tucson.

OT H E R A M E N I T I E S Earnhardt Lexus also has a Woman to Woman program for women who are more comfortable interacting with a woman from sales to service. Lexus vehicles hold their resale value, and attractive leases are available to meet most budgets. The dealership has a licensed certified preowned program which gives two years complimentary warranty and six years unlimited mileage warranty for purchased and leased vehicles. This Lexus dealership has changed the way consumers purchase vehicles and has raised the level of customer service. Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll understand how it earned the Elite of Lexus Award for being a top dealership in the country.

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

NINA MCLEMORE The Shops Gainey Village 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, #220, Scottsdale, Arizona 480.607.7700 NinaMcLemore.com

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s n g i s e D NINA MCLEMORE DESIGNS

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NINA MCLEMORE HAS SPENT HER LIFE IN FASHION. She and

The European fabrics used are made of natural which are luxurious

her mother, who was an artist and florist, made her clothes growing

and comfortable. The fabrics are seasonless and are wear-tested to

up in Mississippi. They would choose fabrics, design and sew the

assure the clothes will pack well and look fresh at the end of the day.

outfits. Even at a young age, Nina wanted clothing that was more

She uses “tech” fabrics that are washable, durable, have stretch and

stylish and had a higher quality than those available in stores.

don’t wrinkle, especially in the tops and pants. The collection is known

Nina graduated from Louisiana State University and started as a

for its vivid colors and is chosen to complement a woman’s coloring.

buyer and then merchandiser. She created Liz Claiborne accessories

The Nina McLemore jackets are modern, classic designs that are

and served on the executive committee of Liz Claiborne. She decided to

understated with narrow shoulders, and have standup collars and

become an entrepreneur and earned her MBA from Columbia University.

turned back cuffs that communicate confidence and don’t have to be

She then founded a private equity firm and served as chair of the Center

altered. The standup collars you’ll find on many jackets are designed

for Women’s Business Research and Fashion Group International. She is

to frame the face and elongate the body.

also a member of the International Women’s Forum, World President’s

The jackets come in a variety of lengths: the Suzanne, which is a

Organization, Women’s President’s Organization, the Committee of 200,

shorter, more fitted jacket; the Retro, a longer jacket covering the hips;

Paradigm for Parity, the Tiffany Circle of the Red Cross and the DAR.

and the Car Coat, which is an even longer jacket for a more elegant

In 2003, Nina founded her apparel company to fill a niche for

look. The pants come in four different body shapes so everyone can

women who had powerful careers but couldn’t find attractive

find one that fits. Nina has also added more dresses to the collection.

clothes. She’d receive calls from women who were exasperated in

“My softly tailored jackets have been worn by corporate executives,

trying to find clothes that were flattering, fit well and were easy for

professionals and by women who just want to wear beautiful, well-

travel. She also knew that no one was designing clothes for women

made clothes. My signature look becomes their own,” Nina says.

over 40 who just wanted to look chic and elegant. GIVING BACK      TIMELESS DESIGNS

The Nina McLemore collection contributes to fundraising that

Nina believes that a first impression matters and should be one

supports nonprofits that focus on women, children, education

that’s confident and attractive. Her clothing collection incorpo-

and the arts. The company donates a part of the proceeds from

rates clean lines and understated, timeless designs. The collection

events to charities.

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The clothes are made in New York, sold in 14 stores and by women who sell the collection privately from their homes.


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1 HERMOSA INN SUMMER IN PARADISE GETAWAY Hermosa Inn

Through Sept. 30. Rates starting from $149, plus tax and resort fee of $30, which includes valet parking, overnight accommodations, two drink tickets upon arrival per room, $25 daily F&B credit, daily poolside treats,

Should I Repair or Replace My A/C Unit? An air conditioning unit is generally the 3rd largest purchase a homeowner will make, so I wanted to share some expert advice on determining when you are spending good or bad money when it comes to your air conditioning unit. Many of the older units were built to last. You could just keep replacing major components and keep your AC running, so the decision to not bite the bigger expense was always justified. After all, a $3,000 repair still sounds better than a $6 to $8,000 new unit. But the best decision that pays off in the long run comes from evaluating several factors.

The Main Factors

I always tell people than when you start to spend more on repairs than you do on maintenance, it is a good time to at least start gathering A/C replacement quotes. Continual problems and repairs are the first sign your unit is creeping towards “end of days”. So at least having time to prepare and not make a hasty and expensive decisions will save you money and stress. Each repair might just be money wasted to buy you more time.

Age is a Key Factor

Next, look at unit age. I talk to people all the time who still have AC units from the 90s and 2000s. Those 20-30 year old units initially were built with a 6-8 SEER, but with age is maybe operating now at a 2-3 SEER. If you were to replace it with a new 14 SEER unit you just gained 7x the energy efficiency. Your AC unit accounts for about 50% of your energy consumption, so that hefty of a SEER increase could easily save around a$1,000 a year on utility bills. Now that $3,000 repair bill doesn’t seem like such a good return on investment anymore, right? Instead you could replace your unit and have the utility savings now and they also pay you more over the next decade. Not to mention you won’t have the headaches and hot house stress with no working AC for a period of time. 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 get a NO COST estimate on AC replacement.

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1 THE VIG GIVES PROGRAM The Vig Restaurant

Sept. 1-30. When guests dine at their local Vig restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner, the restaurant will donate a portion of its proceeds to the schools’ PTO/PTA within the surrounding area in addition to giving $500 in gift cards to one lucky school to assist in school fundraisers and events. TheVig.us

3 CHILDREN’S CRAFT ACTIVITY FOR LABOR DAY Butterfly Wonderland

Children can enjoy various craft activities in the lobby to celebrate Labor Day. Free with admission. ButterflyWonderland.com 

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22 WINE GLASS PAINTING CLASS LDV Wine Gallery 

LDV Winery and Alexandria Reilly of Paint and Create AZ come together to offer a fun afternoon of painting, sipping and nibbling! Class includes a glass of wine, light bites by organic chef Jennifer Johnson with Witnessing Nature in Food, and all painting supplies and instruction for $35 per person, per class. Call  509.768.0345 or email  painteandcreateaz@gmail.com  for more information. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

29 MESSY MOTHERHOOD: THE POWER OF SELF-COMPASSION & MINDFULNESS BY DR. SHAUNA SHAPIRO Unity of Phoenix Spiritual Center

AZ Mindful Moms, Desert Song Healing Arts Center and the ASU Center for Mindfulness invite you to join internationally renowned mindfulness expert Dr. Shauna Shapiro at a wellness workshop for mothers, mothersto-be, children caregivers, educators, health care and other professionals working with moms. Each guest will receive a swag bag full of goodies. AZMindfulMoms.com

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Friday, September 28 Notre Dame Preparatory 7 a.m. | Check in and networking 7:30 a.m. | Breakfast and program To register visit ndpsaints.org/breakfast

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WEAR PROFESSIONALLY, CASUALLY AND FORMALLY SAYS A LOT ABOUT SELFCONFIDENCE. Aladdin Hussein of Artful Tailoring knows all about creating clothes that fit your physique using beautiful fabrics that are durable and comfortable. Aladdin grew up in Syria in a family of tailors. Ever since he was a child, he’d spent his summers learning the trade. He moved to the United States 20 years ago and opened up his first tailor shop in Flagstaff. Aladdin later relocated his business to Chandler and in 2015 opened his second shop at the Biltmore Fashion Park. Aladdin's passion is evident in the  one-of-akind designs he creates for his customers. His attention to detail regarding the fit, fabric and the superb craftsmanship he puts into every garment has earned him award recognition. He believes clothing should complement one’s physique. “Commitment to customer satisfaction, attention to detail, and most importantly, impeccable craftsmanship makes the solid foundation of our one-of-a-kind, award-winning establishment. We put great care and consideration into crafting each garment. Come see why we are second to none,” he says. TIPS FOR PURCHASING A SUIT 01 Look for suits that are constructed with full canvas instead of fused interfacing. It will last much longer, wear well, and most importantly, keep you cool in the Arizona heat. 02 Learn more about your physique by consulting a tailor before you make a purchase. They

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04 Look for natural fibers for your suits such as wool, silk, cotton and linen. A 100 percent wool suit is the best option for everyday suiting as the fabric will release heat and keep you cool. 05 If you can't find an off-the-rack suit that fits well, get a custom one made. Although they cost more than a standard off-the-rack option, think of it as an investment. It will fit much better, and last you for many years. 34

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