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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2019 PUBLISHER

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

Staci Hauk | staci.hauk@lifestylepubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Spring at Last! SPRINGTIME IN THE VALLEY IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR! March 20 marks the first official day of spring. It's a time to celebrate new life with endless flowers in bloom, sunny, beautiful weather and perfect temperatures. These

Kat McMahon | kat.mcmahon@lifestylepubs.com Dylan Thomas | dylan.thomas@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Staci Hauk CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Whitney DiNota

are just a few reasons so many of us call this beautiful place our home. Home—that is the focus this month for our March issue here at Paradise Valley Lifestyle. USA Today recently wrote an article showcasing the “Best Cities to Live in Every State across the U.S.” Guess which city—or in our case, town—was highlighted in Arizona? That’s right, our very own town of Paradise Valley! Stats from the article include: + Population: 13,833 + 5-year population change: +5.6 percent + Median home value: $1,332,600 + Median household income: $173,487

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

The article states that “Paradise Valley lives up to its name as a popular destination to

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

relax. The town is home to several resorts and a number of golf courses. Located just

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

north of Phoenix and Scottsdale, it is also known for its high-end dining and nightlife.” In this month’s issue, you will find great features including a beautiful custom home

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen

in the Arcadia area, amazing house-warming gift ideas, a local resort’s Secret

REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams

Garden Dinner Series, creative ways the Scottsdale League of Arts gives back to

WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

the local community, and a healthy mix of great things to do and happenings around the area to be sure and check out. We hope you enjoy our “Home” edition of Paradise Valley Lifestyle! Be grateful, be kind and live well, ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON TENNESSEE | TEXAS | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

Tammy Fellows, Publisher

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2019

FEATURES 16 Scottsdale League for the Arts Gives Back Supporting the Arts in Paradise Valley

22 Omni Montelucia’s Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Series 28 Santorini Homes This Custom Arcadia Property Is Ideal for Entertaining

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34 Add a Personal Touch to Your Next Housewarming Gift Custom Finds at Relics Are Perfect for a New Home

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

10

Good Times

13

Around Town

16

Giving Back

21

Realty Report

22 Hot Spot 28 Open House 34 DIY 38 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Driver’s Notebook


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GOOD TIMES

Historic Castle Hot Springs Reopens Throughout the early 20th century, Castle Hot Springs was one of the world’s most luxurious resorts. It has recently reopened with 32 luxury accommodations. Each bungalow will have direct plumbing right from the hot springs into large tubs with an open ceiling for soaking under the stars. There is even an organic farm and a greenhouse for their Harvest restaurant.

AZ Jet Center Event During Auction Week AZ Jet Center is the only event during auction week which combines exquisite auto collections with personal aircraft in a lifestyle reception atmosphere. Featuring live music, a cigar lounge, interactive displays with fine artists and the opportunity to raise money for Childhelp and Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary, this special evening was the most talked-about event of the week.

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AROUND TOWN

MOUNTAINSIDE FITNESS TO OPEN NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART LOCATION Mountainside Fitness is excited to announce it has acquired what will be its 18th Valley-wide location at one of Arizona’s legacy properties, La Camarilla Racquet Club. The highly sought-after property is located at the intersection of 53rd Street and Shea and serves as a gateway to Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix. Construction on the 40,000,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center will start in the summer.

ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER HOSTS LASER LIGHT SHOWS Arizona Science Center has added a new laser system that will rock the Dorrance Planetarium. The

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of being able to display the largest variety of laser special effects of any laser system available. Arizona Science Center hosted Lasers & Liquor: Stranger Things and Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon + Cosmic Playground. Guests listened to music from the Stranger Things soundtrack and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon while being dazzled by the multicolored state-of-the-art laser light show on the dome.

GARY SINISE APPEARS AT BARRETT-JACKSON Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Gary Sinise was on-site to conduct media interviews before going on the block to help sell a Richard Rawlings/Gas Monkey Garage restored 1981 Jeep CJ7 Custom SUV at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in January. This car was featured on a two-part episode of Discovery's Fast N' Loud to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation. His foundation proudly serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Barrett-Jackson was the epicenter for raising much-needed funds and awareness on behalf of deserving charities nationwide at its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction. During the weeklong premier CONTINUED >

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AROUND TOWN

(CON TI N UED)

automotive lifestyle event, BarrettJackson raised $9.6 million, which includes donations made on the block beyond the hammer prices and is the largest amount raised at one auction in the company’s 48-year history.

2019 LARRY FITZGERALD DOUBLE PLAY CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME WEEKEND The 9th Annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game Weekend is a family fun-filled event held to raise money for the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund and the various organizations it supports. The weekend will begin on Friday, April 26 as guests arrive in preparation for the big game on Saturday, April 27. Larry and friends will play in the celebrity softball game while more than 10,000 fans watch, interact and cheer for their favorite team. The players will include celebrities, past and present Arizona Cardinals, NBA players, NFL players and coaches throughout the league as well as a host of Larry’s celebrity friends, all making plays for the cause! 

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 PVLifestylePubs.com.

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GIVING BACK

SCOTTSDALE LEAGUE FOR THE ARTS ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

THE SCOTTSDALE LEAGUE FOR THE ARTS IS A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION OF ACCOMPLISHED MEMBERS WHO SUPPORT THE ARTS THROUGH SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. Founded in 1978, this bustling charity hosted the first Scottsdale Culinary Festival to raise funds for capital improvements to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. For many years, the League supported programs for Scottsdale Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Scottsdale Arts in Education Council. In the early 2000s, the League expanded to support local arts organizations, including nonprofits in Maricopa County. In total, they have successfully donated $4.5 million to the arts through grants, culinary scholarships and donations to nonprofit arts organizations.  An array of events carry the League's signature style and flair for fun throughout the year, such as Cooks + Corks in November; Four Peaks

The League prides itself on evolving to ensure that they are creating safe, memorable experiences that help everyone support the arts and get an intimate glimpse at local restaurants, wineries and culinary exhibitors. 

Burger Battle on Friday, March 22; the Brunch Club in December; and its signature event, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival presented by the City of Scottsdale, April 13 – 14. This large-scale event boasts a weekend of food tasting, unique epicurean experiences, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and live music. The League prides itself on evolving to ensure that they are creating safe, memorable experiences that help everyone support the arts and get an intimate glimpse at local restaurants, wineries and culinary exhibitors.  Volunteering with the League is rewarding, as it means you will have opportunities to support and fund local arts year-round. The League's grants fund art programs of all types for all ages, from children to seniors. A deep-rooted belief that art is the fabric of our culture allows volunteers with the League to build a future of creativity, beauty and respect. 

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Bryan Laches (member since 2016) presents a check to the Desert Foothills Theater in 2018.

Chelsa Cohen and Mimi Meyer worked at the Brunch Club held at Mountain Shadows.

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

"One regular volunteer who serves at one of our busy entrance gates for us every April is Sam. Even though it is hectic when the festival opens, Sam is there to greet guests, calmly process their tickets and wish them a nice festival. He puts in a double shift, from noon to close, and we can barely get him to break for lunch. Volunteers like Sam deliver the home-town hospitality the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is known for, and by donating his time, he supports our mission to raise funds for our grants program," Dr. Glenn Azzari says. "Our volunteer Jamie assisted at the Festival when he was an ASU student in the 1990s, and now he’s back on the team as a rover, our most critical volunteer position. Rovers can walk 15 miles during the festival weekend, stepping in to do whatever is needed: help exhibitors, move a pallet of beverages, stand in for volunteer breaks, run tickets, find people and fix anything Dr. Glenn Azzari, SLA president (member since 2015); and Chelsa Cohen (middle), member since 2009, chair the Cocktail Society.

that breaks! Jamie is responsive on radio, quick on his feet, and in 2018 we lost count of the game-saving catches he made. Jamie’s dedication, like the contributions of more than 300 volunteers, is the secret to our charitable success."

Chelsa Cohen (right) participates in a radio interview with a grantee in December 2018.

There is a history of longevity when it comes to volunteering with the League. After 15 years of continuous, distinguished service, members can apply to be recognized as a Dr. George Owen Lifetime Member, and currently, there are 15 members with this distinction. Chelsa Cohen is one such member. "For four decades, our events have provided a fun and engaging experience for family, friends and loved ones to get together and enjoy all that Arizona has to offer around food, beverages, entertainment and music. We have also provided a platform for new and existing businesses to market themselves, and we support the area youth through our grants program," Chelsa says. "The money raised is made possible by the yearround donations, countless hours and endless effort of dedicated partners, volunteers and League members. The support that the League gives for developing youth opportunities around art continues to inspire me."

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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED » 1. VOLUNTEERING AT AN EVENT is a great way to support the cause and learn more about events from the inside. During events, volunteers greet guests and scan in tickets. They support fundraising activities—silent auctions, raffles and people’s choice voting—and they sell beverages, tickets and fun items custom to each event. Some volunteers arrive before the event and help set up: placing signage, setting up check-in areas, distributing

hospitality

items

for

restaurant exhibitors and more.

» 2.

ATTEND MEMBER MEETINGS

monthly where interested prospective members get to engage in planning and even take on key tasks: recruiting, making things and more.

» 3. DONATIONS are always encouraged, so the League invites anyone with resources to donate or to connect the League with donors who want to engage in this critical component of fundraising.

» 4. THE LEAGUE SEEKS ENGAGE-

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MENT with anyone who has an interest in event logistics, hospitality, creative services, grant writing or administration and an appetite for helping others.

» 5. ATTEND EVENTS AND PARTICIPATE IN FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES. From silent auctions to raffles, the League offers various opportunities for guests to contribute a little more. Attending events and bringing friends helps to increase audiences.

TITLE SPONSOR

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supporting local arts programs since 1978, donates 100% of net proceeds to the arts. $4.5 million donated since 2000.

Proud presenters of Arizona’s Tastiest Fundraisers: Burger Battle – March 22, 2019 Cocktail Society – April 12, 2019 Scottsdale Culinary Festival – April 13-14, 2019

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

SOLD in Paradise Valley

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Elegant European Estate in Merit Crossing

Gorgeous Home in Prado Estates

28009 N 90th Way Scottsdale AZ 85262 6 Bedroom | 9 Bath | 15,543 Sqft Offered at $6,500,000 Contact Jeffrey Serpa at (480) 526-5116

24066 N 90th Way Scottsdale AZ 85255 5 Bedroom | 6.5 Bath | 7,504 Sqft Offered at $4,500,000 Contact Austin Bloom at (480) 351-4397

Stunning Views in Troon North

Under Contract in Arcadia

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REALTY REPORT REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

PARADISE VALLEY

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

$950,000

$950,000

100%

0

4

3

Villa De Cabrillo

$1,895,000

$1,850,000

98%

0

4

4.5

Hidden Village

$2,032,500

$2,032,500

100%

0

4

3.5

Longtail Run

$5,900,000

$5,600,000

95%

17

5

7

$775,000

$775,000

100%

22

4

3

Camelback Villa

$1,295,000

$1,295,000

100%

26

4

3.5

Vista Rica

$2,250,000

$2,150,000

96%

41

5

6

Mockingbird Lane Estates

$1,219,000

$1,135,000

93%

44

4

3

Arizona Biltmore Hotel Villas

$798,000

$780,000

98%

47

2

2

$1,350,000

$1,325,000

98%

47

4

4

Lafayette Villa

Camelhead Estates

Camelback Country Club Estates Optima Biltmore Towers

$769,000

$760,000

99%

48

3

3

Rancho Ventura

$1,145,000

$1,059,300

93%

48

4

3.5

Mummy Mountain Park

$2,895,000

$2,675,000

92%

52

4

7

Citrus Homes

$2,500,000

$2,315,000

93%

57

7

8

Arcadia

$2,750,000

$2,600,000

95%

60

5

7

Desert Jewel Addition

$2,500,000

$2,300,000

92%

65

4

4.5

The Village At Mountain Shadows

$3,200,000

$3,032,492

95%

66

3

3.5

San Marino Villa

$885,000

$840,000

95%

69

4

3

Del Ray Estates

$2,550,000

$2,350,000

92%

71

5

5

Camelback Villa

$1,395,000

$1,350,000

97%

73

4

5

The Village At Paradise Reserve

$1,695,000

$1,674,379

99%

81

3

3.5

$775,000

$750,000

97%

84

4

3

Estates At Lincoln

$1,650,000

$1,550,000

94%

90

5

5.5

Mockingbird Lane Estates

$2,995,000

$2,770,000

93%

93

5

5.5

Mountain Shadows

$1,625,000

$1,350,000

83%

103

3

3.5

Leroy Vista

This data is a sampling of sold properties from 1/1/19-1/31/19. Source: IRES MLS system.

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HOT SPOT

ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY WHITNEY DINOTA

OMNI MONTELUCIA’S CHEF’S SECRET GARDEN DINNER SERIES PROVIDES THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR ARIZONA LOCALS

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THE OMNI SCOTTSDALE RESORT AND SPA AT MONTELUCIA IS AN EXCLUSIVE OASIS INSPIRED BY THE EXOTIC FLAIR OF MOROCCO AND ANDALUSIA IN SOUTHERN SPAIN. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, the resort boasts 293 spacious guest rooms, including 38 luxury suites and two presidential suites, along with award-winning culinary experiences. Amongst these is the Chef's Secret Garden Dinner Series, which is part of the resort's Desert to Dish culinary program that celebrates the bounty and diversity of Arizona agriculture. Omni partners with passionate farmers, winemakers and local purveyors to supply guests with the freshest ingredients year-round, and the culinary team hosts exclusive dinners to showcase such fine ingredients and beverages. Each event invites guests to indulge in quality ingredients sourced locally in a live demonstration format. Overseen by Executive Chef Marcos Seville, monthly dinners are based on a rotating theme that is reflected through a multi-course menu artfully paired with libations from distinguished winemakers and distillers. Every meal is filled with educational enrichment opportunities that include culinary

preparation

techniques,

menus

inspired by various cultural traditions and the sharing of historic practices that create the unique beverages sampled throughout the evening. By limiting attendance to 24 people, the overall ambiance feels as if guests have been invited to the chef’s personal home. The chef is able to engage directly with the guests and immerse them in a memorable and personal experience.

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Executive Chef Marcos Seville has an impressive 14-year career in hospitality, with five being spent at the Omni. "What I love most about the property is the passionate staff. They create the memorable moments and experiences here at the Omni Scottsdale. The view of Camelback Mountain does not hurt either," he says. Marcos adds that the backdrop for these events is truly Arizona and that being an Arizona native himself, he is proud and inspired by the wonderful produce, meats and diverse cultures produced by this desert oasis. “The Chef’s Kitchen Dinner Series is one of those best-kept secrets that anyone looking for an incredible dining experience  must try. The combination of amazing food prepared tableside in a gorgeous setting coupled with the opportunity to learn and interact with some of the best beverage makers in our industry truly provides the ultimate experience for any food lover.”

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HOT SPOT

(CON TI N U ED)

The 4,000-square-foot Chef’s Kitchen & Herb Garden is the space that serves as an ideal venue for these specialty dinners. The sunset views coupled with seasonal offerings such as citrus, herbs, a variety of exotic mints, squashes, heirloom tomatoes and fall root vegetables pair perfectly for an unforgettable dining experience. The March 20 dinner featuring Merry Edwards begins at 6 p.m. and is themed "First Day of Spring." The cost is $125 per guest. For true food enthusiasts who wish to reserve a seat, contact haley.bauer@omnihotels.com or call 480.627.3039.

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OPEN HOUSE

SANTORINI HOMES S h o w c as e s C u s t o m A r c a d i a P r o p e r t y ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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JOHN SEBALD FOUNDED SANTORINI HOMES, INC. IN 2001 AFTER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS, ENTITLEMENT AND CUSTOM HOME BUILDING. John has continued to raise the bar in regard to the level of quality and attention to detail that building a luxury home entails. He has focused on building beautiful properties in established and sought-after neighborhoods. "These areas provide large lots, terrific schools, family living and easy access to local amenities such as shopping and entertainment," John says. He adds that as a Phoenix native, these neighborhoods are conducive to the lifestyle that he cherishes and strives to implement into all of his properties. The Arcadia home pictured has a detached guest house with full accommodations and an auxiliary two-car garage. 5764 square feet in the main house and 599 in the guest house make for a total of 6,463 square feet of livable space.  A home built for family, friends, pets and entertaining, the great room boasts bi-folding doors which open onto a rear patio with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain and adjoins with the impressive indoor/outdoor bar. This home was a teardown of an older Arcadia home in a large cul-de-sac lot with equally spectacular views. John notes that they kept several large trees and vegetation that have been there for more than 60 years. A nod to the decor, John used reclaimed brick from an old Wisconsin farmhouse for exterior hardscape. There are now unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain, coupled with massive entertaining areas that include a sport court, fireplaces,  a firepit, barbecue and fountains.

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OPEN HOUSE

(CON TI N U ED)

"The architect, Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design, was able to design a home with an east/west exposure yet focused all of the views north from the house onto Camelback Mountain from the interior of the home and rear yard," John says. Born and raised in Phoenix, John holds a degree in real estate development and business and has a tremendous perspective on the way he believes homes should be built and how properties should be developed here in the Valley. "I want to maintain the core purpose of a home and focus on family living. We're building a place where memories will be

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created and shared, so I approach each home as if it were a home for my own family." Santorini Homes has earned numerous awards for its timeless homes that will seamlessly span generations, including an eighttime award from The Phoenix Business Journal for Top Custom Home Builder.

"Luxury, function and practicality is what I strive to provide," John says.Â


THE DETAILS

KITCHEN Custom zinc hood surround, custom chandeliers,

marble

countertop,

custom inset cabinets with leaded glass, appliances by Wolf and Sub Zero, natural stained beams with tongue and groove

BAR Custom

zinc

pass-through

countertops

with

windows

rear

to

patio, intricate metal ceiling detail, custom lighting, full bar with wine fridge

along

with

refrigerated

drawers and ice maker

POOL/POOLHOUSE Generous

swimming

pool

with

beach shelf and custom lounges, open onto interior of guesthouse with fireplace and television for watching your favorite shows. Guesthouse is accented with painted reclaimed brick to match the exterior color of the guesthouse; patio is laid with custom

travertine

borders

and

reclaimed brick. Gas lanterns flank the entrances to the guesthouse.

FOUNTAIN Quaint patio includes a charming fountain, gas lanterns and fire pit

BATHROOM Custom

inset

cabinets,

marble

countertops and flooring, adjoining his-and-herwalk-inn closet, soaking tub, steam shower and separate vanities. Custom-designed and built iron awnings with metal roofing; brass rain gutters accentuate the charming outdoor living experience.

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European-influenced, the now consignment-focused showroom has been a labor of love for Tim since his husband passed away. Creating a gift basket at Relics acts as the ideal housewarming gift. “For this DIY basket, we’ve chosen pieces which have character and history and can be

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ICONIC KAZIMIERZ SPACE REOPENS NOW OFFERING WHISKEY AND LIVE MUSIC

THE PETTYBREAKERS: A TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

“Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar

Celebrity Theatre proudly presents

is the perfect blend of good food,

the nation’s premier tribute to Tom

upscale atmosphere and the best

Petty & the Heartbreakers when the

Spring training enthusiasts can enjoy

wine and whiskey selection. I am so

PettyBreakers take the stage. The

the games in the comfort of Cantina at

excited to bring a new late-night con-

PettyBreakers have been called “the

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

cept to a familiar place that has had an

ultimate tribute to Tom Petty & the

Hosted by members of Executive

incredible following for many years,”

Heartbreakers” by AXS-TV’S Katie

Council 70, Cantina offers guests

owner Tommy Plato said.

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best views in the stadium from shaded

PHOENIX GOLD AND TREASURE SHOW

UNDER THE STARS WITH CAMP PATRICK

Executive Council Charities.

Whether young or old, the excitement

Camp Patrick will host its inaugural

of unearthing your first spec of gold

fundraising event, "Under the Stars

is something that you're not soon to

with Camp Patrick " gala, at Papago

forget. The Gold and Treasure Show

Golf Club. The night will include a

is a great opportunity to experience

cocktail hour and silent auction fol-

that level of excitement firsthand.

lowed by a plated dinner, program

Creator

Spread out amongst the vendors

and live auction. Gala guests will

Society, the first event of Jerre Lynn

are panning troughs for both kids

meet Camp Patrick campers and be

Vanier's unique organization was

and adults where you can learn

an integral part of sending more chil-

staged in March of 2017. Two years

skills to uncover gold.

dren with Spina Bifida to camp.

later, after numerous salons held at

Arizona State Fair

Papago Gold Club

mezzanine levels. Cantina ticket proceeds benefit local youth through

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR her home in Paradise Valley as well

between Arizona grandparents and

unlimited burger tastings, fries and

as one in the Verde Valley area,  the

grandchildren. Grandparents from

shakes plus live entertainment.

2019 anniversary is being celebrated

all over our region are encouraged

ScottsdaleFest.org

with two events featuring the  crit-

to attend for cocktails, dinner, raf-

ically acclaimed works of two out-

fle, games, a silent auction and

standing painters, Jeanne and Merrill

entertainment. Individual tickets or

Mahaffey. 5-8 pm and 2-5 pm

tables are available for purchase on the museum website.

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AND THE BEAT GOES ON

Children's Museum of Phoenix

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix's

23 25TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT JW Marriott Phoenix

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COCKTAILS UNDER THE COSMOS

Celebrity Fight Night has gifted

more than $86 million over the past

Mountain Shadows

24 years benefitting the Muhammad

biggest fundraiser of the year, "And

Celebrate all things celestial with an

Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow

the Beat Goes On," begins at 6 p.m.

astrology-themed

recep-

Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as

with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and

tion held on the scenic Camelback

well as several other worthy charities.

a silent auction inside the museum.

Overlook rooftop deck. Each event

The black-tie event features a cock-

The event continues outside with

features a signature cocktail themed

tail reception, silent auction, elegant

a live auction, entertainment and

around that month’s astrological

dinner and an exciting live auction

dinner under the stars.

sign. Savor bites and drinks under

including one-of-a-kind luxury items

twinkling lights and the beautiful

and experiences. Barry Manilow

night sky, seen brighter in Paradise

headlines the event.

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Valley with its low light pollution and dramatic desert backdrop.

THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF PHOENIX GALA: FOCUS ON GRANDPARENTS

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The Children's Museum of Phoenix

The

cocktail

Children's

Museum

of

Phoenix's Gala will have a new

BURGER BATTLE

We are always accepting submissions for events you'd like to see included

Scottsdale Waterfront

in our Calendar section. Submissions

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