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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2021 PUBLISHER

Tammy Fellows | tammy.fellows@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Amazing Women

Michelle Glicksman | michelle.glicksman@lifestylepubs.com PUBLISHER A SSISTANT

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WHEN I THINK OF POWERFUL WOMEN, SEVERAL POP INTO MY MIND. My

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mother, Ann, has always been a guiding force. When things are happy, I call her.

Whitney Lockhart

When things go wrong, I call her. And when I need advice—yep, she’s the first per-

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son I call. She’s insightful, smart, and somehow always gives me a perspective that makes me think. She’s also loving, kind, and beautiful. My sister, Deborah, is one of the strongest women I know. She has an inner strength that I aspire to. She’s also always there for anyone, whenever they need someone or something. She’s the first to volunteer and the one who holds others up. Oh—and her smile lights up the room. She also gets me in that way that siblings do—my favorite times are when we get all giggly over shared memories or bond making new ones.

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Julie Brown Patton, Angel Fuchs, Susan Lanier-Graham, Georgann Yara CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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My freshman year of college, I met my friend, Cally. She’s family now, and my soul sister. She’s the person who I would let make all my decisions and I know she’d choose the exact same thing I would have, and she’s the one who can finish all my sentences exactly how I would have said them. There are so many other women in my life who are powerful and have influenced me. Some are family, some are friends, and some are just acquaintances who have inspired me to be better by their passing words, or their actions. This issue is our annual Women’s Issue, and is a salute to all the powerful women out there—which is ALL of you. Every woman is powerful, unique, and amazing in

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If you’re reading this and your story isn’t on our pages in this issue, just remember

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that you’re amazing, too, and that right now you are inspiring and influencing others,

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Proverbs 3:5-6 Scottsdale Lifestyle™ is published monthly by Lifestyle Publications LLC. It is distributed via the US Postal Service to some of the Scottsdale area’s most affluent neighborhoods. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect Lifestyle Publications’ opinions. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Lifestyle Publications does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. Information in Scottsdale Lifestyle™ is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.



INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2021

FEATURES 20 Power Women Meet Women Who are Following Their Dreams

30 Need For Speed Professional Motorcycle Racer Valerie Thompson’s Record-Breaking 328 MPH Turn Rewrote History and Shattered Ceilings

40 Kandace Springs The Jazz Singer With a Rock Star Vibe

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56 Best in Brunch 6 Spots Worth Waking Up For

56 DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

20 Local Limelight 26 Trend Setter 30 Hometown Hero 36 Inspired By 52 Financial Buzz 56 Culinary Creations 58 Driver’s Notebook 62 Best Of 64 Lifestyle Calendar


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7th Annual I Have a Voice – ReImagined Gala This black-tie gala, benefiting GiGi's Playhouse Phoenix, was held at Dominick’s Steakhouse for those who attended in person (about 200 additional guests attended virtually). Guests were entertained by local country artist Rob West, who debuted his original “Abby’s Song” about his daughter who was born with Down syndrome. The GiGi’s Playhouse participants performed via Zoom.

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1. Rob West, Robin Lea-Amos, Jennifer Gage, Joen Romero Martinez | 2. Caleb and Kameron Moody | 3. Patti and Gary Lukas, grandson Josh, with Robin Lea-Amos | 4. Nikki Woehler, Jennifer Gage | 5. Jennifer Gage, Abby West | 6. Leticia Frye

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2021 Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball This year's Wish Ball was Make-A-Wish Arizona's first hybrid event, with approximately 270 attendees in a typical 1,000 person room at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, and many more watching virtually from home. Presented by Phusion Projects, it raised more than $3.1 million, which will help grant the more than 548 wishes Make-A-Wish Arizona is currently planning.

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1. Dave and Dennett Jones, Mark and Lisa Lorenzen, Rick and Judy Cox | 2. Gene and Linda Pauling | 3. Carolyn Jackson, Jennifer Moser, Jenny Wright, Jill Krigsten Riley | 4. Oliver Badgio, Alice Rodd O’Rourke, Rudy and Sandra Sleiman | 5. Jeff and Jenny Wright | 6. Letitia Frye

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AROUND TOWN Slated to open this spring are CC Patio, offering couture custom patio furniture; Parachute, a modern lifestyle brand that helps customers feel at home; Pressed Juicery, a cold-pressed juice and plantbased beverage brand; Purple, offering innovative comfort solutions; Spaces (IWG PLC), which is leading the workspace revolution; and urbAna, an elegant home goods store. ScottsdaleQuarter.com

JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEF ALEX STRATTA OPENS NEW RESTAURANT Alessandro “Alex” Stratta, the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Stratta Kitchen in Scottsdale, is changing the landscape of his

BUCK & RIDER TO OPEN IN NORTH SCOTTSDALE

namesake restaurant. Opening early this month in the Mercado on Hayden shopping center, Campo Italian Bistro and Bar will bring the bountiful fields

The popular Buck & Rider restaurant is coming

of the Italian countryside to the hearts of local

to North Scottsdale. LGO Hospitality, the group

diners with a menu full of authentic, handcrafted

behind the destination, recently announced that

Italian favorites.

it will open a new location of the restaurant at

Housed inside a soaring, plant-filled space

Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard in the Shops

bedecked with warm wood furnishings and sage

at Chauncey Ranch in 2022.

green accents, Campo tempts with full service

Buck & Rider is known for flying in seafood fresh daily. All fish is cut in-house, and fish and oysters are rotated throughout the day. The restaurant’s steak program will feature LGO Reserve beef, which is the first in Arizona to be awarded a private label USDA certification. BuckAndRider.com

offered nightly, as well as a weekend brunch, plus an all-new full bar. CampoItalian.com

SAMPLE ARIZONA RESTAURANTS DURING ARIZONA RESTAURANT WEEK Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) returns this month. For 10 days—May 21-30—diners can enjoy special dedicated menus designed to showcase the true culinary talent that exists within Arizona, from the finest five-star restaurants to locally-owned and chef-driven “hidden gems.” During the event, participating restaurants offer culinary adventurers a unique tasting opportunity in addition to their regular menus, featuring threecourse, prix fixe menus for just $33 or $44 per person. Wine pairings to enhance each course are also offered at some establishments for an additional cost. Menus are available for dine-in, as well as to-go. Participating restaurants include: Arrowhead Grill, Buck & Rider, Charleston’s Restaurant, Citizen Public

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House, Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort, Kona Grill, Litchfield’s at The Wigwam, Marcellino Ristorante, Pasta Brioni, T. Cook’s at Royal

Seven new tenants are calling Scottsdale Quarter

Palms Resort & Spa, The Canal Club at The Scott

home. Currently open are TopComp Homes, a profes-

Resort & Spa, The Gladly, Urban Margarita, and more.

sional real estate firm; Sanderson Lincoln Boutique,

A complete list of participants, as well

where guests can experience an automotive purchasing

as their special ARW menus, is available at

journey; and Beard Papa's, a Japanese dessert chain.

ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com.

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GRAB A COFFEE AT THE NEWEST COFFEE LOCALE

3D mammography, has quickly become the gold sta dard, offering greater accuracy, reducing false

Black Rock Coffee Bar, the popular Oregon-

positives and the anxiety they bring, finding more

based boutique coffee chain, recently opened in

cancers than conventional mammography, and

Scottsdale just north of the Loop 101 at 90th Street.

detecting invasive cancers sooner.

The company is known for its premium roasted

To improve access to screenings, a mammogra-

coffees, teas, smoothies, and flavorful energy drinks.

phy mobile unit called The Big Pink Bus will allow

“When we look at markets, we look at the

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center to bring 3D

community, its culture, the people, their families,

mammography to women throughout the Valley,

and determine if we fit in with that community. It

and improve access to screenings in underserved

really comes down to the feel of the place—and

and out-of-reach communities. The mobile unit will

we were drawn to Phoenix from the start,” says Jeff

also make early breast cancer detection accessible

Hernandez, co-founder and executive chairman of

at special events, health fairs, and businesses.

Black Rock Coffee Bar. BR.coffee

BANNER MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER OFFERS MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT Mammograms remain the only screening test proven to reduce breast cancer deaths through early detection. With breast cancer being the most common cancer worldwide in 2021, easy

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SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE CONTINUES TO EVOLVE WITH NEW LOCALES TO OPEN

access to mammograms—known to reduce breast

Despite last year’s challenges stemming from the

cancer deaths by 30% to 40%—is critical. Digital

pandemic, Scottsdale Fashion Square successfully

Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography, known as

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AROUND TOWN opened several new stores and restaurants, including Pinkberry, Versace, Rolex, Golden Goose, Jacadi Paris, Hyde Park Jewelers, Capital One Café, Warby Parker, Fabletics, Casper, Levi’s Store, Amazon 4-star, Shade Store, Francine, and Nobu.

A brand with strong and clear DNA, Saint Laurent bridges savvy couture and luxur y eyewear.

In

addition,

several

stores—

including Cartier, Bulgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, Indochino,

Carolina Brighton

Herrera, Collectibles,

One 51, Nick’s Menswear, and Xpress Tailoring—either moved, expanded, or remodeled their spaces within Scottsdale Fashion Square last year. Up next? Lucid Motors will soon open a Lucid Studio to give customers the opportunity to experience Lucid’s electric vehicle technology. Additionally, retailers like Buck Mason and Psycho Bunny will open locations there this year, along with other new, first-to-the-market tenants. And, later this year, a two-level, 11,000-square-foot

flagship

Dior

store will open in the luxury wing. It will be the first and only Dior in all of Arizona, further solidifying the center’s position as the leader in luxury shopping. FashionSquare.com

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EXPERIENCE WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS AT BELLE'S NASHVILLE KITCHEN Love Whiskey? Belle's Nashville Kitchen is now holding Whiskey Wednesdays, where whiskey tastings will be offered all day via flight boards that include four one-ounce pours. Specials

include

barrel-infused

whiskey and rotating weekly whiskey specials. For guests who don't know much about whiskey, but are interested in a tasting, Belle’s has whiskey experts

Same - day eye exams available

HSA/FSA Cards accepted

to talk them through the experience. Additionally, Blaine Long, a previous contestant of NBC’s The Voice, plays live country music from 6:30 to 9:30

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MEET WOMEN WHO ARE FOLLOWING THEIR DREAMS

SAGE LOMAN OWNER, SAGE AUBREY HANDBAGS A simple yet powerful four-letter word is propelling Sage Aubrey Handbags owner Sage Loman’s luxury line to a higher level. When Loman speaks about her elegant bags made in collaboration with one of the premier craftsmanship families in Florence, Italy, being “kind” is at the heart of it all—as in a new kind of minimalist luxury with kind

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intentions to everyone and aspect involved. Loman’s success in the retail industry and support of charitable efforts around the globe opened her eyes to the unglamorous side of the upper echelon of the fashion industry. “I realized how unkind the luxury market treated women and marketed to women, and all of the waste the industry produces,” Loman says. She made the decision to build her business around the mission of kindness to fellow humans and the environment. She accomplished this with a marketing strategy that sets realistic images and celebrates diversity. Hers is a zero-waste company that creates small-batch, crafted bags in limited collections to prevent excess, and upcycles all accumulated leather and materials into its smaller leather goods. “I recognized a kinder way to do business in the luxury world,” Loman says. “It’s about being kind to the people who make the product, kind to the people who we sell it to, and kind to the Earth.” SageAubrey.com —Georgann Yara

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Krista Kutac

K R I S TA K U TA C OWNER, UGLOW AESTHETICS

Sixteen years ago, Krista Kutac managed a medspa for a national company. Since then, she’s opened 31 medspas and managed over 100. While working for a handful of national companies, she found the focus was primarily on making sales quotas, rather than focusing on treatments that deliver real results. “There wasn’t a focus on what would truly help them or deliver the most dramatic results,” Kutac says. “I opened my business so I could be honest with clients and offer treatments that are truly best for their individual skin concerns—not what’s best for the investors.” So, she founded UGlow Aesthetics. “Collectively, our team has performed more than 100,000 treatments. We’re now all under one roof, providing regenerative aesthetic treatments and delivering dramatic results.” Kutac also aimed to set her destination apart from others by offering cutting-edge and effective treatment plans. She’s the exclusive provider in Arizona of the JetPeel Infusion Facial and VKMD Chemical Peels, as well as the official distributor and training house for the chemical peels and skincare line. She offers medical-grade PRP treatments—uncommon in the medspa industry. She also has an exclusive skincare line that contains the highest concentration of active ingredients of any skincare line on the market. “I set out to be different and offer advanced, regenerative treatments that can’t be found anywhere else.” UGlowAesthetics.com —Michelle Glicksman CONTINUED >

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AGGRESSIVE JEANS AND A SENSITIVE FENDER DESERVE

a jumpstart. She wasn’t sure what was next

SOME CREDIT FOR PROFESSIONAL MOTORCYCLE RACER

on her horizon, but she knew it would be

VALERIE THOMPSON’S RECORD-SETTING CAREER.

outdoors and not confined to a desk.

In 2018, Thompson was racing on the BUB Seven Streamliner

“I took my severance package, got on

motorcycle team in a sanctioned event at Lake Gairdner, Australia.

my motorcycle, and started going around

There, she raced at speeds up to 328 MPH, making her the fastest

to motorcycle rallies in different states,”

woman on two wheels. Ever. No woman has come close since.

Thompson says of the discovery of her new

“It didn’t hit me right away,” says Thompson, who doesn’t pay

career. “I went for the gusto and created

attention to the speedometer while racing, of that historic moment.

Valerie Thompson—a warrior out for myself!”

“When I saw it on a piece of paper as proof, I was ecstatic. I did

Her quest brought her to Scottsdale.

a happy dance outside of my motorcycle and shouted, ‘That’s

She didn’t know a single person in the

history, baby!’”

Valley, but soon settled into the motorcy-

But back to the jeans.

cle community. In a year, she developed

In 1999, in her native Tacoma, Washington, a man asked Thompson

fast speeds racing on city streets. That’s

if he could take her on a ride on his bike. When she got there, he mentioned how her jeans scratched his fender and he suggested she get her own and took her to the local Harley-Davidson dealership. “I knew nothing. Just two wheels, a throttle, a clutch, and go,” Thompson recalls with a chuckle. It didn’t take long for Thompson to get the hang of it and fall in love with riding. No one in her family rode bikes, or even was a casual fan of racing, but she quickly made friends who did both. It was a fun hobby for the former banker until she took it to the next level. Getting laid off after 13 years in the finance industry provided

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when a friend intervened. “He told me I was out of control and I needed to take it to the track,” she says. “I was a bit out of control.” Two months later, Thompson took her first rides on a legitimate racing track. She never looked back. She was home. “I knew I had to stop doing what I was doing. On a safer track you could really let your hair down,” she says.

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HOMETOWN HERO (CONTINUED)

And that she did. Over the years, she kept getting faster as this became a full-time career.

develop my self-confidence, self-reliance, and taught me

Then came her historical moment in that Streamliner.

many things about who I am and who I have become.

Her years of racing at this level taught her that the tough

It’s definitely made me stronger, focused, and given me

work involved everything except the swiftness of her

the desire to repeat!”

vehicle. From the lengthy process just to get her into

Thompson’s quest to become the world’s fastest motor-

the motorcycle to every detail that requires her attention

cycle racer is the subject of the upcoming film documen-

before and during the ride, eyeing the speedometer is

tary, Rockets and Titans (Youtu.be/obtG4f3-c8k). It’s

the last thing on her mind. Nothing changed this time.

due to premiere next year, providing COVID-19 doesn’t

“The speed is the easy part. Everything else is the hard

spring any more surprises.

part,” she says. “When they close the canopy for the final

Thompson embraces being a role model to future

adjustment and the engine comes to life, I get another

generations of men and women who have aspirations

burst of energy and quickly go into my ‘calming zone.’ I’m

both on and off the track that others may tell them are

totally focused, when I take hold of the controls, I know I

out of reach.

won’t let go until I slow down.”

“When a girl or boy comes up to me and they want

Being a woman in a clearly male-dominated indus-

to know, ‘How can I be like you?’ I tell them, follow your

try has its challenges. But Thompson has learned to

dream and never accept no for an answer. You’re going to

navigate those well, with the assistance of her two-

struggle. Work hard. You’ve got to keep doing it no matter

wheeled partner.

how many times you get knocked down,” Thompson says.

“As women, we are under a microscope. But the bike

“I’m grateful to have that platform to be inspirational for other men or women.” ValerieThompsonRacing.com

EN A GIRL OR BOY COMES UP TO ME AND THEY WANT TO

OW, ‘HOW CAN I BE LIKE YOU?’ I TELL THEM, FOLLOW U R DREAM AND NEVER ACCEPT NO FOR AN ANSWER.

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doesn’t know if you’re a woman or a man,” she says.

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acts 8X Land Speed Record Holder Featured in the book The History of Speed by Martin Roach—2020 Only female racer on “World’s Top 10 Fastest Motorcycle Riders” list—2019 “Top 100 Leaders in Powersports” by Dealernews—2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame Inductee—2018 Recipient of DLRA “Fastest Lady on the Lake Award” (328.467 mph)—2018 Beads of Courage Celebrity Ambassador Inspired the song, Quarter Mile, by the rock band CTS American Woman Riders Association Community Hero Award Her leathers and other racing gear are on display at the Hopkins BMW Motorcycle Museum in Highland, Maryland Featured in award-winning documentary films Why We Ride and Mega Speed

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The road to success for Arnold and Holt wasn’t always easy, but the two friends always had each other for support and encouragement. “When we were getting things started with Junk in the Trunk, we wished we had other women to look to, to ask questions and to learn from,” says Arnold. “All that was out there were corporate events or events for bloggers, and we didn’t fit in. So, we started The Foundress out of our own desire to encourage women entrepreneurs.” The Foundress was established three years ago and has since grown by word of mouth to include approximately 150 members, most of whom reside in Arizona, though some do live out of state. “COVID-19 forced us to add the online component, which opened the door to offer online memberships,” says Holt. “That allows us to make the group accessible to all woman, from all over the country.” Members of The Foundress include woman from all walks of life, ranging from young mothers to attorneys, photographers to business coaches, and more. Arnold and Holt say The Foundress has a wide representation of women, who all have the common goal to inspire, teach, learn, and to celebrate the wins of business, while providing camaraderie and a support system. There are two membership options available for The Foudress: virtual and in-person. The benefits of each include monthly gatherings, quarterly happy hours, opportunities to connect with other group members, as well as monthly Mastermind Group Meetups and access to Foundress mentors. Additional perks include access to recorded meetings, member features in the group’s newsletter and social media, and even childcare for in-person members on meeting days. Membership

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WITH A DISTINCTIVE VOICE AND POWER-

AS A CHILD, WERE YOU ALWAYS SINGING?

FUL SONGS, KANDACE SPRINGS MAKES

No, I had to be talked into doing that. Again,

AN IMPRESSION THAT LINGERS. Springs

it was my dad who pushed me and made me

was born in Nashville, and, as her father was

sing a song in front of the family at a family

session singer Scat Springs, she grew up lis-

gathering, and I guess I begin to lose my stage

tening to jazz and soul singers.

fright after that.

Her musical journey began at age 10 when she started piano lessons. By 2014, she’d

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR

released a self-titled debut EP for jazz label

MUSIC STYLE/GENRE?

Blue Note Records.

It’s really a hybrid between jazz and soul,

Soon, she was touring, producing more

but then also there’s a lot of classical music

music, performing on shows such as Late

thrown in. Like on my new album we did, I

Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel

Put A Spell On You, with the piano part from

Live!, and yes, stopping by Arizona. She’s

Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” underneath

performed at Musical Instrument Museum,

the vocal. So, what do you call that? Kandace

and last month, via a virtual performance with

Springs Music, I guess!

Chandler Center for the Arts. We caught up with her to chat. Read on to learn about working with Prince, how she had to be talked into singing at first, and why she thinks music is important in the world.

WHY DO YOU THINK MUSIC IS IMPORTANT IN THE WORLD? It’s so important because it brings people together all around the world. I’ve played in Japan, Istanbul, Atlanta, London… every-

WHAT INITIALLY DREW YOU TO MUSIC? My father was my biggest influence; he’s a great singer and did a lot of work as a ses-

where I go people really embrace my music, and so in my little way I think I’m bringing them together.

sion singer in Nashville. So, music was always in the house. We also went to church every

WHAT

Sunday and that’s where I heard a lot of gos-

MOST PROUD OF?

pel music, and that really got inside me when I was very young, too.

ACCOMPLISHMENT

ARE

YOU

That’s an interesting question, because we’ve played events like a sold-out concert at Royal Albert Hall in London with a full

YOU BEGAN PLAYING PIANO AT AGE 10.

orchestra, which was amazing. But then

WAS THAT SOMETHING YOU ALWAYS

sometimes I think of the smaller shows I’ve

ENJOYED, AS WELL?

done in the United States, where the crowd

I really wanted to learn piano at that time, so

was really, really into it, and I think some-

I asked my dad and he was nice enough to go

times that those are the shows that I’m the

out and find us an old used piano that I could

most proud of.

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have. And, I just never stopped playing!

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KANDACE SPRINGS (CONTINUED)

TELL US ABOUT THE MUSIC YOU’VE RELEASED…

WHO HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION?

I’ve done three albums for Blue Note Records, and each one is

Well, my dad, who I mentioned before, but then also Prince, was

very different, so if you really want to get to know me you’re going to

a huge inspiration for me. He met me when I was just starting out

have to listen to all of them!

recording, and we wrote songs together and I performed at Paisley Park for a concert he did. And we talked a lot about music and how I

YOUR LAST ALBUM, THE WOMEN WHO RAISED ME, FEA-

should focus myself. So, he was a huge influence.

TURES RENDITIONS OF SONGS MADE FAMOUS BY SOME OF HISTORY’S MOST ICONIC FEMALE VOCALISTS. WHY WAS IT

YOU’VE PERFORMED IN ARIZONA NUMEROUS TIMES… HAVE

IMPORTANT TO YOU TO MAKE AN ALBUM LIKE THAT, AND

YOU HAD A CHANCE TO SPEND ANY TIME HERE, AND IF SO,

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT NAME FOR THE ALBUM?

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?

I chose that title because those women really influenced me and

I really enjoy performing in Arizona, but I have to be honest, I hav-

helped make me who I am today. Not just musically, but also with the

en’t seen much of it because I’m always just so busy when I’m there

lives they led. So, I really felt it was important to pay tribute to them,

to perform. We played at the Musical Instrument Museum twice, and

and maybe introduce them to some people who wouldn’t necessar-

I still have yet to see the museum!

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DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE PLACES AROUND TOWN? No, not yet, so I’m going to need you to recommend some!

ANY MOTTO YOU LIVE BY? I’ll be honest, I don’t really have a motto, I think I’m too busy living my life to stop and think of one! Maybe that’s my motto.

ARE YOU WORKING ON ANY NEW MUSIC?

(She laughs.)

I am always writing and learning new songs, and soon will have enough together to make a new record. I’ve created my own version of a great old song called “Wild Is The Wind,” and I’m really excited

DO YOU PLAN TO PERFORM IN ARIZONA AGAIN SOON? Yes, I can’t wait to get in front of people again after this lockdown

about how it sounds.

stuff ends. So stay tuned, we’re hoping to be there in the fall.

BESIDES SINGING AND PLAYING THE PIANO, WHAT ELSE ARE

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?

YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

Just my music! That’s how I share myself with the world.

1: Cars. 2: Cars 3: Cars! I absolutely love cars, and I like buying old ones and fixing them up and reselling them, so that is a huge passion of mine. I own about nine cars at the present time, everything from a

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PA S S I O N Photo by Hannah Hayworth Photography


MEET SEVEN DESERT MOUNTAIN CLUBHOUSE MANAGER PASSION GRAHAM

PASSION GRAHAM, CLUBHOUSE MANAGER AT SEVEN DESERT MOUNTAIN, HAS AN tality and service that almost bubbles out of her. Graham, a native North Carolinian, believes it was prophetic that her mother chose the name Passion. “There has always been something about serving people that really spoke to me,” she explains. Her first job was part-time at McDonald’s

A visit to the Wadsworth Estate near uptown

during high school in her native Fayetteville.

Charlotte turned into a full-time job. This beautiful

After completing her degree in business admin-

old home had been converted into an event space

istration, she says it was time for a “real job” and

by Judge Shirley Fulton, Charlotte’s first black

accepted a position in the healthcare field.

female prosecutor and the first black female on

“Even though I was serving people and it was a great job, it didn’t fill my cup,” says Graham. She decided one way to begin filling her cup was to start an event planning business on the side.

North Carolina’s Superior Court bench. “I was there one evening and realized she needed a little bit of help,” explains Graham. “I immediately jumped in and started helping her. She asked me if I could come back and help for another event. It turned into my full-time job and I became the events manager, and ultimately, property manager.” When they won a bid to host an event for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Graham realized how much she didn’t know about the business side of hospitality. “I made a promise to myself that after we got through that, I was going to do [hospitality] right. I made the decision to go back to school and get my degree in hospitality management.” She enrolled in Central Piedmont’s Hospitality Management program. She thought she had her life planned out for a career in hotel management. “I ended up waiting until the last semester possible to take the club management course because I was so uninterested in it. “Part of that class was going around and touring

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clubs in the Charlotte area,” she explains. “The first one that we went to on the tour was the Charlotte Country Club. I remember going through the gate;

GR AHAM

INFECTIOUS LAUGH. And, a passion for hospi-

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PURE PASSION (CONTINUED)

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the gentleman knew who we were by name. It had the most beautiful, manicured lawns. It was the

Photo by Hannah Hayworth Photography

most gracious hospitality, and we were given a presentation of ‘Damon’s 20 Golden Rules’ by thenCEO Damon DiOrio. I made the decision right then and there that I not only wanted to work in clubs, but I wanted to work for that man. Two days later, I hand-delivered my resume.” She started at the club soon after that. Graham says a lot of friends and family thought she was crazy. “There were no leadership positions available. And, even though I had experience within the hospitality industry, I’d never worked in clubs, so I was offered a server position. To go from having my own business and the property management position to taking what appeared on the outside to be several steps back—it did look crazy.” She laughs that infectious laugh. “And

“I came to Arizona to tour and visit before accept-

you know, it felt crazy, and it was tough at times, but it

ing the offer,” laughs Graham. “You know, you’re

was the basis for what I know today.”

supposed to have a game face on. But no game

Today, as the director of the internship program at Seven, she uses that as a training moment for students. “A lot of times when students come out of school,

face for me.” She gladly accepted the position and says she is thrilled to be once again “under the leadership of the great Damon DiOrio.”

they want the big job with the title,” she explains. “I

Hospitality is Graham’s life.

tell them my story and how it may have looked like

“I love to find those things in the team members

taking a step back, but it’s more like a rubber band. It is

they didn’t even know they have within them-

pulling you back so it can propel you that much further

selves; to help cultivate them. We live by Kobe

into your future. How can you truly lead, and guide,

Bryant’s ‘Mamba Mentality’ here. You don’t have

and direct those people from a place of compassion if

to be perfect today, but that’s what you strive for. If

you’ve never been in those positions yourself?”

you make a mistake, that’s okay. Just be 1% better

Graham assumed she would remain at Charlotte

tomorrow than you were today.

Country Club and work for DiOrio, who had been

“I feel like the noblest thing we can do and that

at the club for 30 years. But, just after Graham

we’re called to do in this life is to be of service to

bought a house in Charlotte, DiOrio announced he

others. A lot of times, people look down at those

was leaving to take the position of CEO at Desert

who serve tables or run food,” she says with a seri-

Mountain Club. It rocked Graham’s world.

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ARTICLE SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM PHOTOGRAPHY LINDSAY JENKS

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Kristi Morrow

Women live an average of five years longer than

SPEAKING OF THE UNEXPECTED, COVID-19 HAS

men. This means they need to save more to last longer,

BEEN DIFFICULT FOR MANY WOMEN. HOW CAN

making sure they are protected for the long-term. They

WE PLAN FOR THE UNEXPECTED?

may also need to consider working past the typical

There will always be something going on in the

retirement age. Women usually have multiple roles

world, whether it’s the tech bubble (2000), housing

and responsibilities, including familial (parent, partner,

market crash (2007), or COVID-19, that will try to

daughter), workplace, and community.

derail our financial goals. It is important to never take more risks than you feel comfortable with or

YOU MENTION WORKING PAST THE TYPICAL

that will keep you up at night. We help clients assess

RETIREMENT AGE. SHOULD WOMEN PLAN TO

the appropriate amount of risk for them, while still

CLAIM SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AT AGE 62

achieving their goals. We focus on making sure our

OR WAIT LONGER?

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reserves for events such as job loss or other emer-

answer. If you can afford to wait to claim your social

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security benefit, delaying can be more beneficial in

assets can remain invested for the long-term, allow-

the long run. We help our clients decide the right time

ing them to recover from downturns in the market

to claim social security, and the financial benefits of

and grow over time.

waiting to file versus applying early. HOW SHOULD A WOMAN WHO HAS NEVER IS IT POSSIBLE FOR WOMEN TO PLAN FOR THEIR

WORKED WITH A FINANCIAL ADVISOR GET

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Working with a financial advisor should feel

needs and plan accordingly. The familial role women

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face has challenges. Parenting is a big responsibility

diligence and make sure your financial advisor is

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properly licensed and experienced. Equally import-

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as your CPA and attorney, to form a cohesive team.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Best in Brunch 6 SPOTS WORTH WAKING UP FOR ARTICLE MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

HASH KITCHEN

chicken and pork Chilaquiles, Cinnamon Pecan Waffles

This brunch-only spot offers an energetic atmosphere—

and Corn, and Crab & Shrimp Pancakes. There’s also

think daytime club meets over-the-top, creative brunch.

a selection of drinks. 3815 N. Brown Ave. and 7122 E.

Menu options include the Lucky Charms French Toast,

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Effin’ Huge English Muffin, and Blue Corn Banana Fosters Pancake, as well as the locale’s famous Build-Your-Own

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Bloody Mary Bar. Open Mon.-Thurs. from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.;

Brunch is available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays, and a

Sat. and Sun. from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 8777 N. Scottsdale Road

party brunch (21-plus) is available on weekends at this

and 14838 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. HashKitchen.com

lively spot in Old Town Scottsdale. Menu options include

the Avocado Toast, Chambord French Toast, and Quinoa

LOS SOMBREROS Los Sombreros’ weekend brunch—available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.—is like taking a culinary trip to Mexico without leaving Scottsdale. Choose from options like Huevos Rancheros, Pollo Fundido Burrito, Chilaquiles, Papas & Chorizo, and Papacito Omelets. Pair your meal with bottomless mimosas. 2534 N. Scottsdale Road. LosSombreros.com

Breakfast Burrito, as well as RnR’s famed Brunch Cocktails, such as the Mimosa Flight and Rosé Sangria. 3737 N. Scottsdale Road. RnRScottsdale.com THE VIG MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN On weekends from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The VIG McDowell Mountain offers an extensive brunch menu with everything from Ladera French Toast to a variety of street

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ZINQUÉ Here brunch is available daily—Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m.noon, and Sat. and Sun. from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. This Parisianinspired café and bistro offers options such as Baked

MORNING SQUEEZE Offering a modern take on breakfast and lunch classics,

Eggs and Salmon Toast, and of course, its popular pastries. 4712 N. Goldwater Blvd. LeZinque.com

paired with morning-friendly cocktails all set to a groovy soundtrack, this spot features an indoor-outdoor bar,

ZUZU

dog-friendly patio, and options that range from omelets to

This destination at Hotel Valley Ho serves up favorites

sandwiches. Open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 4233 N. Scottsdale

ranging from the Fried Chicken + Peach Cobbler Waffle

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Bloody Mary or craft cocktail, and end your meal with the destination’s signature “Show Stopper” Shake (available after 11 a.m.). 6850 E. Main St. HotelValleyHo.com


Huevos Rancheros at Los Sombreros

Baked Eggs at Zinqué. Photo courtesy Zinqué

Pancakes at Morning Squeeze

Maple & Ash

Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Photo courtesy Hash Kitchen

Lucky Charms French Toast at Hash Kitchen. Photo courtesy Hash Kitchen

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front grill of the classic Rolls-Royce, except

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bigger. The body shape, though SUV, is

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HERBERT BUDWIG, REALTY ONE GROUP As a dedicated luxury agent with a focus on Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, Herbert Budwig assists his clients with all of their real estate needs. 7975 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale 480.256.8322 | BudwigTeam.com

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MICHAEL DOMER, WALT DANLEY CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Mike Domer has over 40 years of experience as a broker in the luxury home market, and has been ranked a top agent in the U.S. 8955 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale | 480.626.8518 | MikeDomer.com

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This exhibition at Wilde Meyer Gallery is a group show of gallery

artists, including newcomers Kate Dardine, Micelle Andres, and many

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SALE PRICE

BD

BA

SF

$/SF

20724 N 112th St

$15,500,000

5

5.5

12,132 1,277.61

10340 E Mountain Spring Rd

$9,500,000

7

10

11,682

813.22

10870 E Canyon Cross Way

$7,995,000

6

8

9,279

861.62

9401 E Aw Tillinghast Rd

$7,700,000

3

3.5

8,258

932.43

27523 N 103rd St

$7,025,000

4

4.5

5,401 1,300.69

19921 E Honey Mesquite Dr

$6,400,000

4

5

6,250 1,024.00

38300 N 102nd St

$6,400,000

5

5.5

8,251

775.66

41173 N 97th St

$5,495,000

4

4.5

5,886

933.57

24163 N 91st St

$5,425,000

5

11n

12,264

442.35

41249 N 96th St

$4,900,000

4

4.5

6,096

803.81

18905 N 101st Way

$4,300,000

6

7

6,836

629.02

9820 E Thompson Peak Pkwy 835 $4,200,000

6

8

7,980

526.31

10234 E Joy Ranch Rd

$4,100,000

3

4

6,252

655.79

10062 E Siesta Ln

$4,075,000

4

4.5

5,737

710.30

6601 E Exeter Blvd

$4,000,000

5

8

5,253

761.47

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