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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2019 PUBLISHER

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

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

All about the Ladies… AS A LITTLE GIRL, MY MOTHER ALWAYS TAUGHT ME TO BE AUTHENTIC, EMBRACE WHO I AM, STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN MYSELF. My father taught me that there are no limits, to follow my dreams, work hard and never give up. I am grateful for their lessons because it made me realize that ANYTHING

Kat McMahon | kat.mcmahon@lifestylepubs.com Dylan Thomas | dylan.thomas@lifestylepubs.com Michelle James | michelle.james@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Staci Hauk, Michelle Guerrero CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Whitney DiNota

is possible. Now more than ever it is so important to teach young women these core values. Be the example. Be strong and independent. Be passionate and don’t apologize for who you are. For the month of May in Paradise Valley Lifestyle we are celebrating the “Ladies." This month’s issue has been such a joy to put together. You will find inspiring stories about women in our community who are true powerhouses and examples of what is possible if you work hard and follow your dreams. Our cover ladies inparticular embody true strength and beauty through a keen business sense and unleashed creativity. Also, a fashion designer who got her

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start by bringing confidence to women; making them “players in the game”

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

through how they look and what they wear. Hear from inspiring women including

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

a grounded and empowering CEO, a young, driven entrepreneur with raw hunger

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

to be successful and two licensed psychotherapists who work to empower their clients by mobilizing their strengths. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle as much as we do. To all the ladies out there, young and not so young with blossomed wisdom… Continue to be the amazing women you are ‘cause “baby you’re a firework”!

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

Be grateful, be kind and live well,

Tammy Fellows, Publisher

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2019

FEATURES 18 Bodify Co-Founders Style and Shared Passion of These Sisters, Friends and Business Partners

22 Life Lessons Inspiring Women Share Their Secrets to Success

26 The Bella Twins Quickly Becoming Total Divas in a Different Arena

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32 Fashion Designer Aims to Empower Women See How One Designer Is Helping Women Make Smart Fashion Choices

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

10

Good Times

16

Around Town

18

Locally Owned

21

Realty Report

26 Local Limelight 32 Inspired By 36 DIY 40 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Driver’s Notebook


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GOOD TIMES

Four Peaks Burger Battle Four Peaks Burger Battle is a fundraising culinary event that was held in March. The 21+ event took place at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Competitors included Aioli Gourmet Burgers, BurgerFi, Burger Theory, Culinary Skol, Handlebar Diner, ZuZu Hotel Valley Ho, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, plus french fry tastings by Frites Street and boozy milkshakes by Four Peaks/Petersen’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream. PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIM FUCHS

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Beach Ball 2019 Raises Money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) The Beach Ball was held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in March. This year’s “Party in the Panhandle” celebrated the FloraBama Coast. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner, photo ops and an auction. The Tennessee River Band capped off the evening. Generous guests and sponsors raised more than $1.65 million that will support PCH. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RADIA PHOTOGRAPHY

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GOOD TIMES

Dorothy Fratt Artwork Showcased at Mountain Shadows Resort

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Color-Line-Form was an exhibit at Mountain Shadows Resort through April that showcased works by Dorothy Fratt along with other artists. Attendees were encouraged to explore each artist's varying points of entry, and foundations that were strongly highlighted and defined. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARNOLD WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY & JOSÉ BERMUDEZ 1. Dorothy Fratt

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Cameldale Estates Groundbreaking Under beautiful Valley skies, the new pinnacle of Paradise Valley real estate was unveiled. A groundbreaking ceremony for Cameldale Estates took place in March. More than 150 guests attended the event and enjoyed live acoustic music, food and drinks as they

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learned about the development’s impeccably-designed contemporary homes. For more information visit cameldaleestates.com or call Chris Karas at (602) 919-6511.

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1. John Oeth | 2. Alyssa Capps | 3. Walt Danley, Catherine Jacobson | 4. Mikhail Quijada, Rich Brock, Chris Karas, CP Drewett, Monte Williams | 5. Samantha Moore, Jennifer Kourouglos 12

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GOOD TIMES

Arizona Science Center Amazes Community with Immersive Archeological Journey Guests gathered in Heritage and Science Square as Arizona Science Center was transformed into a mysterious seven-story, antique vault using 3D image mapping along with highpowered, state-of-the-art lighting effects and a custom soundtrack to celebrate the Center’s incredible Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Guests participated in this immersive storytelling production, created in partnership with Valley tech company Walter Productions.

Florence Crittenton Luncheon Raises $391,000 for At-Risk Girls Florence Crittenton’s 17th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon brought together over 700 guests at the Phoenician Resort. All of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s life-changing programs for girls and their families. The event featured Emmy nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke and honored author, philanthropist and Cleveland kidnapping survivor Lily Rose Lee and Tahnia McKeever, a longstanding community champion.

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+ Strawberry-Peach Bellini

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+ Basil Grapefruit Gimlet

based on availability

ARTISTIC DENTAL LAUNCHES NEW DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL Artistic Dental at the Biltmore is launching its own 10-week course for Dental Assisting under the

+ Cucumber Press

EASTER BRUNCH A TRADITION AT ROYAL PALMS Royal Palms hosted their annual Easter brunch and egg hunt in April.

direction of Dr. John Dougherty. Dr. John Dougherty

Easter Sunday Brunch at the iconic Royal Palms

is a seasoned dentist that lives in Paradise Valley,

Resort and Spa is an unforgettable experience, and

but his office is located in the Biltmore.

this year there were two ways to celebrate.

Chosen students will have  hands-on  learning

With impressive menus created by new Executive

with mannequins and/or live-patient experience.

Chef Alex Robinson, guests had the opportunity

Students fulfilling the course and externship

to choose from a pre-fixe, plated brunch at the

requirements will be granted a Certificate of

resort's signature restaurant, T. Cook's, or a tradi-

Completion. They will also be CPR trained, pre-

tional Easter Buffet in an elegant ballroom setting.

pared for the DANB Radiology exam and qualified

In addition, resort and brunch guests were

for entry-level dental assistant positions. Classes

invited to participate in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt

will be held on weekends and spots are limited!

on Vernadero Lawn, where they searched for the

TAPHOUSE KITCHEN BRUNCH MENU

golden egg prize that included a one-night stay.

TapHouse Kitchen guests can now enjoy the fan

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treat Mom to a Mother’s Day to remember with

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several opportunities to wine, dine and lounge at

Menu highlights include:

Mountain Shadows on Sunday, May 12. If a serene

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retreat in the shadow of Camelback Mountain is

+ Eggs Benedict. Sourdough, smoked turkey,

what Mom is seeking, start the day with brunch

poached eggs, guacamole, smoked tomato,

at Hearth ’61 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. After

hollandaise sauce

brunching, experience luxe lounging poolside with

+ Croque Monsieur. Sourdough, ham, gruyère, béchamel sauce

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LOCALLY OWNED

ARTICLE MICHELLE GUERRERO | PHOTOGRAPHY WHITNEY DINOTA

Bodify Co-Founders, Sisters and Friends THE SISTERS CHAT ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER, STYLE AND THEIR SHARED PASSION

MELISSA

MICKELSON

AND

JESSICA

STELLWAGEN ARE DYNAMIC SISTERS AND

CO-FOUNDERS

BOUTIQUE

SOLELY

OF

BODIFY,

DEDICATED

A TO

COOLSCULTPING. While the sisters have wildly different personalities and styles, they complement each other beautifully and have built a successful business together. “We freeze fat,” teases Jessica. “We are the No. 1 CoolSculpting provider in Arizona, the No. 4 account in the nation and have a ManCave. Men have fat too, right?” Melissa tags Jessica as the quick start for all their projects. Jessica says her sister is the contemplative one who thinks before she jumps. “I always laugh saying if I was in this business by myself, it would never get off the ground, and if Jessica owned it by herself it would take off but then burst into flames,” Melissa says. “At the end of the day, we both lead with heart and come from an authentic and genuine place,” Jessica says. Their fashion sense is as different as their personalities. Melissa says her sister is low-maintenance, and on a typical day she’d reach for scrubs or jeans. Jessica describes her sister’s style as annoyingly good. 18

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“She effortlessly puts things together and they work,” Jessica says. “Whenever we travel together, I pack nothing and ask her to borrow all the cute stuff. Her house is elegant and beautiful, and she pays close attention to details. It’s the same at Bodify.” Despite their differences, they agree about how much they mean to each other as sisters and co-workers. They laugh, finish each other’s sentences and have complete trust in each other. They’re also passionate about their work. “We always wanted to own a business together. Our passions never collided until CoolSculpting,” Jessica says. “Nothing makes me happier than helping people shift their self-perception and confidence. The world needs people who uplift.”

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

SOLD in Paradise Valley

Under Contract in Cactus Corridor

6418 E Joshua Tree Lane Paradise Valley AZ 85253 4 Bedroom | 6 Bath | 8,244 Sqft SOLD FOR $2,500,000 SOLD for of Asking Price

9935 E Larkspur Drive Scottsdale AZ 85260 5 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 4,853 Sqft Offered at $2,250,000 Contact BVO at (480) 385-4993

Charming Paradise Valley

Elegant European Estate in Merit Crossing

9322 N 71st Street Paradise Valley AZ 85253 5 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 5,440 Sqft Offered at $2,195,000 Contact Austin Bloom at (602) 935-1590

28009 N 90th Way Scottsdale AZ 85262 6 Bedroom | 9 Bath | 15,543 Sqft Offered at $5,900,000 Contact BVO at (480) 385-4993

Gorgeous Home in Prado Estates

Stunning Views in Troon North

24066 N 90th Way Scottsdale AZ 85255 5 Bedroom | 6.5 Bath | 7,504 Sqft Offered at $4,500,000 Contact Austin Bloom at (602) 935-1590

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REALTY REPORT REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

PARADISE VALLEY

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

BILTMORE HILLSIDE VILLAS

$875,000

$850,000

97%

146

3

2.5

BILTMORE TALIVERDE

$899,000

$870,000

96.8

14

3

2.5

RANCHO VENTURA

$769,900

$750,000

97.4

113

4

3

ARCADIA

$1,699,900

$1,660,000

97.7

482

5

6.5

LAFAYETTE

$1,775,000

$1,750,000

98.6

64

4

4.5

ARCADIAN TERRACE

$2,495,000

$2,350,000

94.2

54

5

4.5

CAMELVIEW

$2,950,000

$2,875,000

97.5

140

4

5

CONTINENTAL GROVES OF ARCADIA

$3,099,000

$2,850,000

92

262

4

6

MOUNTAIN VIEW ESTATES REPLAT

$750,000

$662,500

88.3

48

4

3

VISTA LINDA

$865,000

$830,000

96

169

4

3

FOOTHILLS ESTATES

$875,000

$850,000

97.1

298

4

3.5

PVCC GOLF COURSE HOME

$3,750,000

$3,650,000

97.3

133

3

3.5

METES & BOUNDS

$3,750,000

$3,360,000

89.6

80

4

6

CLUB ESTATES

$4,195,000

$4,095,000

97.6

282

6

8

JUDSON

$4,250,000

$3,900,000

91.8

419

7

9

MOUNTAIN VIEW

$4,750,000

$4,455,000

93.8

508

4

5.5

PARADISE VALLEY

$4,750,000

$4,400,000

92.6

235

5

8

MUMMY MOUNTAIN PARK 2

$4,995,000

$5,100,000

102.1

169

4

5.5

DESERT FOOTHILLS MANOR

$5,800,000

$5,400,000

93.1

128

4

7

MORNING GLORY MEADOWS

$6,100,000

$5,700,000

93.4

136

5

7

METES & BOUNDS

$7,350,000

$7,350,000

100

28

7

13

MUMMY MOUNTAIN ESTATES

$14,500,000

$7,300,000

50.3

1646

7

12

CAMELBACK COUNTRY CLUB

$18,000,000

$12,000,000

66.7

439

5

7.5

CAMEL DALE PROPERTIES

$18,000,000

$15,680,000

87.1

52

8

11

This data is a sampling of sold properties from 3/1/19-2/28/19. Source: IRES MLS system.

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ANDREW

97%

(DAYS ON MARKET) $

115 Days

of Asking Price 4% More AVERAGE AGENT

93%

ANDREW

$

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

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$1,050,000

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UNDER AGREEMENT IN 2017

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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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ARTICLE MICHELLE GUERRERO | PHOTOGRAPHY WHITNEY DINOTA

inspiring women share their secrets to success

Take things one at a time. I always prioritize what is most important at any given time, put my full focus behind it and see that task through to the fullest of mine and my team's ability."

Chevy Humphrey Chevy Humphrey, the Hazel A. Hare President and CEO of Arizona Science Center, has held six different positions since starting her journey in 1998. Chevy has been in her current role for 14 years and while she wears several hats, ultimately, she and her team aim to bring the most engaging and inspiring content and experiences to the Center.

WHAT ADVICE INSPIRED YOU? Hazel A. Hare was a constant mentor in my life for 21 years. She taught me that it was a leader’s role to make the difficult decisions before you are forced to. She cautioned me that it would be lonely at times, but that it was critical to always, always do the right thing. She also reminded me to keep my feet on the ground which was a lesson that my parents also instilled in me at an early age. But the best advice I ever received is to empower others, and that is what I strive to do each day. WHAT LIFE LESSON DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW SOONER? It doesn’t matter who came up with the idea, but more so how that idea is executed with focus, precision and passion. The second is that you can’t do it alone. The people you surround yourself with are tantamount to your personal success and to the success of whatever mission or objective you are collectively trying to achieve. WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TO SUCCESS? I believe that complacency equates to mediocrity, so the secret to my success, and the success of Arizona Science Center and our team, is to continually push the envelope. If you don’t feel uncomfortable from time to time, you’re not growing, so I always strive to look for that next level even if it makes me a bit uncomfortable at the time. Visit AZScience.org. 22

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Joan Dominique Joan Dominique, 23, a resident of both Paradise Valley and New York City, is a fashion-design entrepreneur, CEO and creative director of Maison Joan Dominique. She created a luxury men’s designer label that makes digital-bespoke, custom-sized footwear and menswear. Her company recently presented at Paris Fashion Week with Oxford Fashion Studio for the Fall/Winter 2019 season.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR INSPIRATION? I choose to step outside of my comfort zone. I have discovered when you try new things it is fascinating how creative you can become. WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TO SUCCESS? Never bite off more than you can chew. I have seen many fail because they take on too much too quickly and make business promises they are not able to keep. Your word is the most powerful asset you have if you put value to it. WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE FOR ACHIEVING GOALS? Not everyone can see the vision that only you were provided. If you want what the 1 percent have, you must be willing to do what the 99 percent won’t. WHAT ADVICE INSPIRED YOU? My parents are entrepreneurs, and at a young age, they instilled the idea that everyone had to start from somewhere. No one began at the top; they had to work to get there. I would always be afraid to begin because I made myself feel inadequate. But, my parents—they’re go-getters—would only tell me: just do it. Once they pushed me to start, I have never stopped. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. Explore MaisonJoanDominque.com.

CONTINUED >

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LIFE LESSONS

(C ON TI N U ED)

Julie

Laura Greenwood + Julie Karnes Laura Greenwood, the co-founder of Arcadia Counseling Center, and Julie Karnes, her business partner, are licensed psychotherapists who work to empower their clients by mobilizing their strengths and enhancing their coping skills to help them live more fulfilling lives. Laura has 18 years of experience, and Julie more than 15, providing counseling to adolescents, families, adults and couples.

WHAT LIFE LESSON DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW SOONER? Laura: I wish I had known that success is not linear. It would ebb and flow and is up to me to define. I also wish I had the ability to distinguish self-doubt from reality. Julie: It doesn’t matter what others think; it matters what you think. We have much more control over our perspective than we may think and feel at times, making difficult situations much easier. HOW DO YOU RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES? Laura: I am a big proponent of self-care. I recharge through running and swimming, regular practice of my faith, quiet time alone, as well as connecting with family and friends. Julie: I try to fit in moments of meditation, imagery and exercise wherever possible, which truly isn't much due to my schedule. However, I find even a bit can affect you exponentially. WHAT’S THE MOST CHALLENGING JOB YOU’VE HAD? Laura: Hands down the most challenging job I’ve ever had is being a mother. I’ve spent my career learning how to manage and compartmentalize my own emotions so that I can remain objective with clients. Yet, I’ve found this difficult to replicate with my own children. WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE FOR ACHIEVING GOALS?  Julie: Never give up. If you want it enough, you will make it happen. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD? Laura: I encourage people to be proactive in seeking professional help. You don’t have to be in crisis to begin. You will have created a safety net and resource for future life challenges. Check out ArcadiaCounselingCenter.com. 24

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Laura

"I encourage people to be proactive in seeking professional help. You don't have to be in crisis to begin. You will have created a safety net and resource for future life challenges."

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

T h e B e l l a Tw i n s ARTICLE STACI HAUK | PHOTOGRAPHY WHITNEY DINOTA

QUICKLY BECOMING TOTAL DIVAS IN A DIFFERENT ARENA

Brie and Nikki Bella are best known for being a power ful duo in the wrestling ring. These sisters are natives of Arcadia and currently reside

on being real and honest about the struggles along

in the area, bringing their brand and magnetic personali-

the way, because in the end it will educate others

ties to venues all over the Valley. The impressive way they

and encourage women to follow suit and follow their

have parlayed their notoriety into empowering women

dreams,” Nikki says.

is only trumped by their quality and diverse portfolio of products, specifically geared toward their fans. “We wanted to create a brand beyond the ring that would resonate with the Bella Army, our E! family and

With pop-ups in North Scottsdale and a successful online store, Birdiebee hosted a local fashion show in March to showcase the new spring line as well during Scottsdale Fashion Week.

make our whole fan base happy. We wanted the prod-

“We grew up here and thought it would be special to

ucts we created to be female-focused and clearly iden-

bring our brand to our home and show young girls it is

tify with our passion for fitness and comfort,” Brie says.

possible to reach your goals,” Brie says.

Birdiebee is a culmination of research and interest

The Bella Twins agree that their strong sisterly bond

in the feminine clothing and undergarment market by

has led to good choices, overcoming obstacles and learn-

the Bella Twins and represents feminine health and

ing as they go, with the help of fellow passionate women.

women empowerment.

“We’ve tried to surround ourselves with people who

“It is a touchy subject, for young women especially, to

share our vision. Birdiebee has been our business school.

discuss undergarments and what is best for each woman.

Our CEO is amazing, and we take comfort in knowing

We have learned so much through our process of creat-

that she is a professional and our partner,” Nikki says.

ing Birdiebee, such as needing different fabrics for sleep,

In that vein, the Bella Twins have taken on a second

workouts or for on the go. Our goal is to educate other

entrepreneurial project that was a completely natural fit.

women and create a community that is safe, comfortable

Belle Radici —"Beautiful Roots" in Italian—is the Bella

and a gentle nod at ‘the birds and the bees,'” Brie says.

Twins' wine label, and for two women who came from a

Loungewear has been the first endeavor in the line, and athleticwear is soon to follow this spring. The under-

farming family and appreciate Napa Valley and all that it represents, it was a natural next step.

garment industry has many obstacles when creating

“A winery approached us on a visit and asked to cre-

original products, however, the Bella Twins say they

ate a wine with us. The Hill Family has roots in branding,

will continue to build this business in order to connect

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women and build a brand with purpose.

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“Our goal is to give back to our fans. We have a true passion for what we’re doing, and all of our focus is

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The women wanted their wine to be about the full experience and not just a look or taste.

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