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Why are so many people now getting hormone replacement using pellets?

Q: When did pellet therapy start? A: Pellet therapy originated in Europe over 75

years ago and was introduced to the U.S. by Dr. Greenblatt at the University of Georgia. Pellet hormone therapy has been extensively researched and studied in medical journals all over the world since 1935, yet many people don’t realize that pellet therapy was actually regularly employed in the United States from the 1940’s through the 1970’s until pharmaceutical marketing intruded. Pellets were designed to change the internal physiology by reconstructing the hormone levels as close to what a woman or a man would possess in their late thirties or early forties.

Q: Why did you get involved? A: I became involved with pellet therapy at Eisenhower Medical Hospital, in Rancho Mirage, CA, in 1992. I was approached by Dr. Donald McEwen to see if I could help him insert pellets. I agreed but asked, “What are pellets?” This is the exact same response I hear from other doctors every day all over the world. Dr. Donald McEwen was taught by Dr. Greenblatt, so you might say this is only two degrees of separation from the physician who first started working with them in the U.S. The more I spoke and worked with patients the more I realized there was a need to individualize the dose for each patient’s HRT treatment. We all don’t wear the same size shoe, so why would anyone expect everyone to have the same pellet dose? A light bulb went off and I started individualizing patients with their own customized dose, which is widely used today.

Q: Fear not the testosterone pellet! A: The majority of people fear hormones and especially testosterone. What they don’t realize is every human being, including women, needs and makes testosterone. As a matter of fact, women make 300mgm/day when they are in their prime! Testosterone pellets can be used to treat migraines and menstrual headaches. It can be an effective treatment for vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency. In both men and women, testosterone has been shown to increase energy, relieve depression, increase sense of well-being, relieve anxiety and improve memory and concentration. Testosterone pellets can increase lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decrease fat mass. Men and women need continuous adequate levels which can only be achieved with testosterone pellets for optimal mental and physical health and for the prevention of chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, which have been associated with low testosterone levels.

Q: What makes your practice so different than anyone else doing pellets? A: I pioneered an innovative method of customized dosing that provides each patient with a precise amount of the highest quality bio-identical hormone suited to his or her individual needs. Prior to this development, patients were administered a one-size-fits-all generic dose of hormone, which is less effective and can trigger unwanted side effects. Many practices offer bio-identical hormone pellets but do not use our unique patent-pending dosing system based on science. For them it might be guesswork. While often copied but never duplicated, SottoPelle remains the leader in pellet hormone therapy with its ground-breaking science.

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t Jo Paris Salon, they welcome you with open arms and treat you just like a part of their extensive salon family. From the warm welcome of the front desk to the inviting conversations from each one of the stylist, Jo Paris offers the most comfortable salon experience in town. A salon run by French husband and wife team, they strive to make sure every client is accommodated and welcomed into the salon with a certain relaxed professionalism that they have come to been renowned for.

With their dream to one day open a salon with the reputation of being one of the best in town, the salon opened it’s doors in 2011. It quickly became the go to spot for cutting edge designs and color. Jo, a master hairdresser and former official stylist for the Cannes Film festival for 10 years, makes sure each one of his stylists are educated to the highest level to guarantee the absolute best results in hair care. Each one of the stylists are hand picked and trained to the most current level of education and are guided and motivated by the pursuit of ideal customer service. You can bet with the amount of care they put into choosing their employees that you will be matched to a stylist that can best suit your needs and lead you to the most beautiful version of yourself. They are an efficient collaborative team that comes together to give each client the most appealing and desirable of cuts, color and styles. Each haircut is precision and exacting to your wants and needs. You will be pleased and impressed with the delicate attention to detail they offer with their tools and shears. With every extraordinary hair service, you get the opportunity be styled using the premier ORIBE products seen and featured in editorial magazines and used by celebrities and models all over the world. All of Jo’s stylists are Goldwell Color certified and trained and can offer

personalized formulas that use the most innovative and advanced technologies in the industry. Every month, stylists are trained for the most up to date trends and hottest styles by a certified Goldwell educator. In addition to the amazingly healthy results you will achieve with their service, you can be assured that your color will be as vibrant and as true-to-tone as you always imagined it could be. With hair care as the forefront of their business offering extensions, brazilian blowouts and Keratin treatments, they also offer a complete spa experience. Their spa offers a variety of treatments including waxing, facials, make-up application and in-house massage therapy. All services are provided by professionals who can meet all of your salon and spa requirements. If ever there was a salon that could offer everything for your beauty regime, it most certainly is Jo Paris. The days of finding your new long term relationship with your perfect hairdresser are over. You can count on a professional that cares about your needs and can create customized services At Jo Paris, the modern design of the salon mixed with the warmth of a family inviting you over for a cup of coffee, you can guarantee this is a salon like no other.

Jo Paris Salon & Spa is located at 14202 N. Scottsdale Rd. and at (480) 663-8994 or visit their website at www.joparissalon.com

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hew. Are you ready for this month? Get ready and take a deep breath, because we guarantee that you’ll be on-the-go every day, with a schedule packed with events. While we have the usual list of typical galas, gatherings, shows and concerts around town, January is also the month where the Valley is home to a variety of signature events, from golf tournaments to car auctions to art shows to yes, this year, the start of Super Bowl week. When I think of all that’s going on, I realize how lucky I am to live here. There are thousands of people from around the world who will be traveling to our hometown this month to take part in these events. While they’re here, they’ll eat at our amazing restaurants, many of which have top-notch celebrity chefs at the helm. They’ll shop everywhere from our small boutiques to our top designer stores. They’ll take in the beauty of our majestic mountains and stunning sunsets. And, they’ll stay at our worldrenowned resorts. All of this, in our own backyard. As always, this month we’ve tried to bring you the best and the latest of the local happenings. We chatted with Craig Jackson of the famous Barrett-Jackson company (which hosts this month’s Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction) for an inside scoop on growing up in Scottsdale, building a company, and this year’s auction; we have information about many of this month’s events; stories on interesting people and products; and fun fashions. I look forward to seeing you out and about this month! Enjoy our beautiful city.

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“Fast Pitch” Meet Mackenzie, former pitcher for the ASU Softball Team. Being a strong athlete hasn’t distracted anyone from acknowledging her internal and external beauty as well. Mackenzie, like many other women, had always stressed concern about her breasts. “I didn’t feel like my breasts had fully developed to fit the frame of my body. I wanted a feminine look without looking over done.” Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery has had the pleasure of working with Mackenzie to fulfill that need with Breast Augmentation. “I couldn’t have selected a better surgeon. Dr. Berardi is a professional and true artist.”

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CARL SCHULTZ, PHOTOGRAPHER Carl Schultz is an Arizona native, and has been a professional photographer since 2001. His business specializes in the photography of architecture, food, fashion, lifestyle and editorial. www. schultzdigital.com.

SUSAN LANIERGRAHAM, WRITER Susan LanierGraham is a freelance journalist with more than 25 years’ experience and writes online at www. wanderwithwonder.com. She contributes to numerous regional and national publications, with hundreds of articles published, along with more than 75 books.

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A Connoisseur of Color Rodney Gentry, Stylist and Color Expert, Sachi Studios

With every new year comes new possibilities; the urge for change, for a fresh start, is nearly universal. And if you’ve heard of master stylist Rodney Gentry, this year you’ll want to start with your hair. His clients could just as easily be called fans, even traveling from other states because they’ll trust no one else with their tresses – and if you talk to any of them, be prepared for some enthusiastic gushing. Renowned for his skill, Gentry has become one of the most sought-after stylists in the Valley. Before relocating to Scottsdale, Gentry owned and operated his own salon in Chicago, where he perfected the techniques for which he’s become legendary. Now located in the Sachi Studios, he brings modern, big-city style, infused with a hearty splash of Midwestern charm that makes clients feel instantly comfortable: a combination which, more often than not, garners an unshakable loyalty. Drawing on years of experience, with a keen eye and attention to detail, Gentry strives to bring out the best in each of his clients, whether doing a routine trim or a dramatic hair makeover. He not only focuses on the style and color, but on restoring the health of the hair to full vitality, strength, and shine. “I don’t skimp when it comes to products,” he says. “I use the highquality stuff. It’s all top of the line.” In Gentry’s capable hands damaged hair doesn’t stand a chance, transforming from dry, frizzy, lackluster locks, often within just a few sessions. Above all, Gentry specializes in color. Highlights are expertly placed to accentuate his clients’ features, color custom-designed to flatter each

ful, but if it’s not part of their lifestyle, they’re not going to be able to maintain it,” he says. For 2015, Gentry forecasts several trends: Salted Caramel Hair Color to Chocolate Truffle hair color, Boho Waves, braids , long ponytails and twists are just a few of the things we can look forward to. And he’ll be bringing these styles – and more – to the Valley, with the kind of pride and expertise he’s become.

unique skin tone. He uses innovative methods and premium products (enzyme-based, rather than damaging peroxides) to ensure perfect results every time, and stays updated on the latest advances in the industry in order to keep clients trendy and cuttingedge. “The key to success is education,” he says. Gentry’s clientele achieve not only a fabulous look and healthier hair, but a style which can be easily managed and replicated outside the salon. His goal is to leave each person feeling as amazing every day as they do when they leave his side – because every style has to work in the real world. To do this, he takes the time to learn about their daily lives, ensuring plenty of one-onone time by never double-booking. “You can give them something beauti-

Contact Rodney Gentry at 480.639.2000 or via his website, www.rodneygentry.com, or visit him inside the Sachi Studios at 10201 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 28, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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SERVING UP DELICIOUS FOOD ADVICE, ONE BITE AT A TIME The host of Restaurant Live, Joanie Simon shares her food experiences BY GRETCHEN PAHIA PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ

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up close Simon’s family has been in the restaurant point-of-sale systems business for generations, and working with several of the local restaurant owners across the Valley left her wanting to share their stories with the public. “I love food and am passionate about it, but what I really love is promoting and talking about those people behind the food and telling their stories,” says Simon. “There are so many great people in the Valley making great food; I just want to share their stories with the public.” It was that passion about the local restaurant and food scene that pushed Simon to start Restaurant Live. Restaurant Live is a local podcast and online resource that celebrates and shares the stories behind the Arizona food and beverage scene. Simon says it is because of her time behind the scenes at the restaurants across the Valley that she feels the stories of those in the field need to be told. “I don’t think residents really think about the people who run the restaurants. They go to enjoy the food, but what do they really know about the chefs and owners?” she asks. “Restaurant Live is about the people behind those restaurants; they have a story. I want residents to remember they are real people who have lives, children, and families, and I want the public to think about that the next time they dine.” Simon is really hoping to encourage Valley residents to frequent the local dining scene for a number of reasons. She hopes that people realize that not only will eating at local restaurants feed the local economy, but it is also helping take care of people who live here and who have built roots in this Valley. In Simon’s words, “We just want people to know there are some really great places around town they may not have heard of before.” When Simon isn’t running around town trying out the next best thing in food or beverage, you may find her spending time at home with her two little boys. Ages 2 1/2 and 8 months, Simon is also a devoted mother and wife. Married for eight years, Simon and her husband

actually moved back to Arizona after a stint in New York City, realizing that the Valley might be a more affordable location to raise a family—plus the benefits of being closer to family also helps. Simon also recently gave national stardom a shot–she tried out for the Food Network’s popular show, The Next Food Network Star. While she didn’t walk away with a spot on the upcoming season, Simon says she probably walked away with much more than that. “I was appreciative for the opportunity, but perhaps learned that I don’t fit into the television host category. I can certainly cook up a storm and talk about food all day, but I am not ready to give up my name and my brand. I quickly realized that if I were to have moved on with the show, my brand is something that no longer would have been my own, and I’m not sure that is for me.” When talking about some of the foods Simon enjoys eating, so many

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different options come to mind. However, there is one staple that Simon says she would likely turn to at just about any time and usually has on hand at home–potatoes. “I feel like I’m on a constant journey with food,” says Simon. “I am continuously being exposed to different tastes and cultures, so there is really no food that I don’t like. But when it comes to potatoes, you could say I have always had a major crush on them. I can eat a baked potato on any given day and feel great.” Many may wonder how Simon is able to eat all this food and maintain a fit frame. She says it is all about moderation. “I work out and have portion control. I only eat a part of what everyone sees on my plate. The rest I usually bring home for my husband or save for later. It is about moderation and portion control. It is pretty simple.” If you would like to learn more about Simon or listen to her podcasts, log on to www.restaurantliveaz.com.

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Matt Cottle is defying the odds and delivering delicious treats BY SHANA SCHWARZ PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ

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f you’re ready to achieve your goals, there’s one person you need to call: Jaime Radow. Radow’s goal? Helping others define and actualize theirs. Radow is a life coach and personal brand consultant, helping people with their personal and professional growth. She spent 10 years as a trend forecaster and brand strategist in Los Angeles and New York, working with Fortune 500 companies. Radow has spent the last two decades studying consciousness and personal growth, earning an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology, and master certifications in life coaching and neuro-linguistic programming. Radow spent four years combining her education and career experience to create a unique program called Life Support. Through the work, clients define clear goals, identify the challenges in achieving them, and establish the specific action items that will ultimately lead to their success.   Today, Radow (www.jaimeradow. com) integrates her effective branding, life balance and communication techniques into private coaching, workshops and seminars, working with everyone from executives to new college graduates. “I love what I do,” she says, “because I have the opportunity to help people live to their potential and live in alignment with their truth. ”

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ost days you will find Lisa D’Onofrio at LunchBOX Wax, a Waxing Salon, helping men and women achieve the ultimate personal wax experience. When you see her, you will also see a woman likely dressed in a classic and causal style. Think jeans with a T-shirt, and perhaps a little leather jacket and pumps or boots. “Nothing too fussy, ever,” says D’Onofrio. “I am pretty causal but definitely hip for my age. I like things to be clean and simple.” Depending on her mood, D’Onofrio may throw a spark of color in there, as well. While day-to-day you may find her wearing the colors gray, taupe and white, she is not opposed to adding splashes of color with a bright shirt or bold accessories. To stay up with her style, D’Onofrio will often find her accessories and special pieces at local boutiques. As a local business owner herself, the mother of three says that supporting other local businesses is vital. “I like to shop where I live. It is important to me to support these smaller boutiques where I feel I find more unique stuff.”

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If you could dress during any certain style period, which would it be and why? I definitely like the “Golden Age of Hollywood.” Audrey Hepburn is my idol! When I was thinner and younger, I could pull that off with ease—it’s classic and beautiful! My fun and trendy side always leans towards the ’60s! Do your kids take after your style, or do they have an entirely different style of their own? I have three children, each with their own unique style, but they definitely take an interest in what I’m wearing. The boys will often comment, “I love those shoes” or “Mom, you look great today.” My daughter idolizes me and is always in my closet and trying on my clothes. She does a great job in putting her own outfits together! Which celebrities do you think have the best style out there today? There are lots of amazing women out there. I like so many, but to name a few, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Audrey Gelman, Cate Blanchet and Jessica Alba.

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itch Sayare has a style that is cool, classic, and comfortable. He has his doctorate in biochemistry, and was a professor at the University of Connecticut until the early 1980s. In 1995, he was recruited to start a biotech company in Cambridge, Mass. “I was the CEO of that company until I retired four years ago,” he says. “I now sit on three company boards and two not-for-profit boards.” He is also a mentor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University for full-time MBA students, where he mentors eight students on leadership. It’s his way of giving back to the community. Sayare’s wife, Chrissy, owns To Be Continued… A Consignment Boutique at The Shops at Hilton Village, and Sayare is frequently at the boutique. “I see everything and I see everybody’s sense of style,” he says. Although his wife is the one in the fashion business, as you can see, Sayare is certainly fashionable himself. Do you have a typical way that you prefer to dress? “I’m a jeans and sports jacket kind of guy. My uniform is pressed jeans, a sports jacket, white shirt, pocket square, and some interesting shoes.” Where are your favorite places to shop? “Barneys [New York]. And I guess Neiman [Marcus] or Bergdorf [Goodman].” What man would you single out as a having a wonderful sense of style? “Giorgio Armani or Valentino... I like Armani’s style and I own a lot of Armani clothes.” What is the one article of clothing that is your absolute favorite? “I think the shoes that I’m wearing... or the blazer I have on, or the pocket square. I can’t tell you… Actually, I love my shirts— just plain white shirts. Isiai is the label and you can buy them at Barneys [New York] or Saks [Fifth Avenue].”

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VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

1. Amy Pickett, Nordstrom dress, vintage handbag.

7. Lisa Giles, dress from a boutique in Dallas.

2. Kirsten Clifford, BCBG dress.

8. Dena Dewar, Nordstrom outfit.

3. Andrea Omer, Anthropologie outfit.

9. Pam Longbine, Elie Tahari outfit. 10. Cheryl Horton, jacket from Italy, Milly dress.

4. Jennifer Pace, Banana Republic outfit.

11. Ellen Rowland, Isaac Mizrahi dress.

5. Debra Bricker, Neiman Marcus outfit.

12. Paula Gorman, Lonni outfit.

6. Cheri Norman, Ann Taylor jacket, Boston Proper dress, Michael Kors handbag.

13. Suki Kaplan, Donna Karan dress, Furla handbag.

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ARTRAGEOUS BENEFIT GALA at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

1. Alicja Wierzchowska, Windsor dress.

7. Hayley Ringle, Altuzarra dress. 8. Alison Chaney, Jones New York dress.

2. Devlyn Parsons, Forever 21 dress. 3. Diane Furnish, vintage dress.

9. Kathy Wills, BCBG dress, vintage handbag.

4. Alice Tatum, dress from France.

10. Kelly Ohanesian, Ralph Lauren dress, Guess handbag.

5. Gerri Smith, Worth New York dress.

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CRAIG JACKSON’S COMPANY AND HIS HOMETOWN HAVE COME A LONG WAY BY SHANA SCHWARZ

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n a city full of transplants from other states, it seems like few people can claim native status in the Valley. Craig Jackson can’t either, but just barely. “I was born in Pontiac, Mich., but I was moved here when I was under a year old,” he says. “Everything I can remember happened here. We moved to Scottsdale in 1960 and lived over near Hayden and Thomas roads. There was a subdivision where everybody from Motorola lived, a cottonfield that got turned into housing.” What a difference 50-plus years can make.

I MAY WANT TO LEAVE EVERY SUMMER, BUT I NEVER REALLY WANTED TO LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE,” HE SAYS. “I’VE TRAVELED THE WORLD AND I THINK IT’S ALWAYS GREAT TO VISIT OTHER PLACES, BUT SCOTTSDALE IS STILL HOME.

A CHANGING CITY “The city has changed a lot,” says Jackson. “When I was a kid, the city ended at Shea for a long time. There was hardly anything past that road. In the mid-1980s, Mayor Drinkwater took my brother and I out to what would eventually be WestWorld, and showed us where we should move our auction to. It was the absolute middle of nowhere. We used to go out there in high school because no one would bother you. It was unincorporated; it was just desert and we’d ride our dirt bikes and go off-roading. We used to have boondock parties out there, and it was just literally the end of nowhere. He told us that geographically this is going to be the center of Scottsdale, and my brother and I just laughed. He was right. “Actually, the center of Scottsdale is now just a little north of WestWorld. We’ve seen the city evolve. We put our stake down in this city a long time ago. The city has really changed, and so has the car culture. My dad and Tom Barrett, they started the Fiesta de los Autos Elegant, which was a charity event and a fundraiser for the arts in Scottsdale. That was in 1966. We’ve been involved in the city for a long time with philanthropy

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and with trying to take Scottsdale to another level. We’ve had a lot of partners in doing that. Mayor Drinkwater was a big supporter of bringing the [Waste Management] Phoenix Open, the Arabians [Horse Show] and BarrettJackson back to Scottsdale, and he succeeded. I think it’s been a cornerstone in how Scottsdale is perceived to the world when you watch all the hours of golf and Barrett-Jackson. This year is just going to be unbelievable with the Super Bowl, the bowl games, everything—it’s just back-toback-to-back. I think he would have been proud to see how the city developed. Unfortunately, he retired and then he passed away shortly after. I think we’ve really seen this Valley develop in a great way and Scottsdale specifically, but the Valley as a whole, I think it’s just a gem.” While some might get anxious to try a different city after living somewhere so long, Jackson disagrees. “I may want to leave every summer, but I never really wanted to live anywhere else,” he says. “I’ve traveled the world and I think it’s always great to visit other places, but Scottsdale is still home. Because I run a business, even though I want to be gone all the time during the summer, I’m still here. It’s still a great place in the summer. The great thing is that you can get into your favorite restaurant without a line in the summer, so I take full advantage of that when I’m here. I think we’re very blessed, especially with the resorts, the golf courses, and the way of life in Scottsdale—it’s a very unique place. It’s a large city, but it feels like a small city in a lot of ways.”

that we were doing service work, before we even said what we were offering, we were overbooked. For people who want to buy a quality car, buy, sell or trade, or that want to get work done, we’re there year-round.” “It’s about 26,000 square feet. It lends itself very well to what we’re doing— working on collector cars, selling cars. We’ve got a full shop in there for all the Barrett-Jackson merchandise. We’ve got a full-time representative who can write insurance on collector cars. It’s a onestop shop for everything collector caroriented. We have concierge service. We are there to help with any facet of owning a collector car.”

BUILDING AN EMPIRE Continuing with what his parents built, Jackson has grown the Barrett-Jackson auction and brand into an empire. His new showroom is an exciting addition for the classic car community of Arizona. “It’s something people have asked us for a long time,” he says. “We had a headquarters, but we outgrew it, so we moved it up to the Airpark. I used to use it for my own cars and I used it as my own shop, but then I’d have people asking, ‘Where can I take my car to get it worked on, can you find this for me?’ And I thought, ‘You know, I just need to re-engage it and fill that void.’ The second that we announced

THE EXPANDING AUCTION If you’ve ever attended the auction, you know how big it is. It’s hard to believe that it is getting bigger again for 2015, but bigger it will be. “It’s growing again this year because we’ve got the whole Ron Pratte collection,” Jackson explains. “It has grown in days, and we’ve stretched the tent even SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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further. Soon we won’t be able to stretch it any further! If you look at old aerials, it’s amazing how much it’s grown.” In addition to getting bigger in size, the auction is growing in scope and status, as well. “There are two things I’m most excited about,” he says. “Last year it was a new building after 25 years. This year

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we’ve got the Pratte collection, but our new TV deal, too. Getting Velocity and Discovery is huge. We’re going back to our roots with Velocity, a 24-hour-a-day automotive channel covering the auction. We’re excited about the international coverage with Discovery. We’ll have hours that are dedicated to us being on Discovery, and those will be live in South America and Mexico, but also re-broadcast to 224 different countries around the world. It goes to branding Arizona and all of that. Discovery is the biggest network on the planet. It’s going to be awesome for us and the Valley to showcase us to the world.”

STANDOUT MOMENTS With several decades’ worth of auctions under his belt, there are countless memories that come to mind when Jackson looks back on it all. That being said, a certain few stand out as really special. “The year we sold the F88 was unbelievable,” he says. “One, because the car brought a lot more money than anybody thought it would, but also because

of the bidding war. I’ve never had a gentleman sit in a car and tell everyone else that he was going to buy it. I thought, ‘All right, that’s a pretty confident statement, but ok. You just never know exactly who you are bidding against and how far they’re willing to go.’ “Selling the Batmobile, I don’t know if there will ever be another moment like that again. “But, you say that and then we topped it by selling Carol Shelby’s Super Snake. How can you top selling that car with Carol Shelby on the block? It was an unbelievable moment with him just standing there like wow. The expression on his face was great. “We’ve had some amazing moments, but there never was a moment like when the Batmobile came in the building. It came in with George Barris riding on it. We dimmed the lights and we started putting the bat symbols all around and we played the Batman theme song and George rolls in like he’s the heavyweight champion of the world, and everybody from outside followed him in. Security JANUARY 2015 |

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couldn’t stop them. You couldn’t put another body in that building and the energy when that thing started going was unbelievable.” Will there be more unbelievable moments at this year’s auction? Only time will tell, but it’s a good bet that they will. “People need to take advantage of this,” says Jackson. “People come from all over the world to take part in Barrett-Jackson. It’s in your hometown. Don’t take it for granted. It is something special and there’s nothing like it in the world. Last year we broke two records in the Guinness Book of World Records. We took largest temporary structure in the world and largest marquee. That’s us against Super Bowls, World Cups, Olympics—big events, world-class venues. It is quite a show. It’s not just an auction, it’s a lifestyle, and there is something for everyone.” The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction will take place from Jan. 10-18 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Visit www.barrett-jackson. com for more details.

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Who knows the best local spots, the must-see sites, and the hidden gems in the Valley better than those who recommend them all the time? Yes, we’re talking about concierges. To get the inside scoop, we reached out to some of the best in the city. Read on for their top picks.

The scoop on the local spots you need to know about

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At Royal Palms Resort and Spa (www.royalpalmshotel.com)….

TALKING WITH: Mona Mellegard, lead concierge YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 6 1/2 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Always our own Mix Up Bar first, but there are too many to just choose one. However, many of the restaurants such as Wildfish, Central Bistro, etc., have a great happy hour. STEAKHOUSES: Mastro’s City Hall, Steak 44, J&G, and Donovan’s Steakhouse, as they are close by, and a few of them also offer complimentary transportation for our guests. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: T. Cook’s first and foremost. However, if a guest has eaten here and wants to venture out, I suggest Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback, Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, A Different Point of View, and many more depending on their needs and the atmosphere they are looking for. DINNER LOCALES: Oh, too many, as we have such fantastic choices today for dining in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Having been here now for over 35 years, I have seen the culinary experience grow, and take such phenomenal shape. It is a true pleasure to send guests to dining spots in our city today. MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: If guests are looking for something out of the ordinary, and what I would call “foodies,” I would send them to Crudo, FnB or Virtù, as I call these restaurants “innovative cuisine.” BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Again, this depends on the guest’s age and needs. They are always safe to go down to the Entertainment District in Scottsdale, as you can find almost everything there. PLACE TO GOLF: Being a golfer myself, I love to question the guest on what type of experience they are looking for. If they need something fast and easy, I send them to The Phoenician or to Camelback. If they have a car, and want to experience something unique, I send them to We-Ko-Pa, Quintero or to the TPC Scottsdale. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: Desert Botanical Garden, Taliesin West and Pueblo Grande Museum. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: The MIM [Musical Instrument Museum], Phoenix Art Museum, or a food tour of Downtown Phoenix. (I did this a few years ago, and was blown away by the guide and the history of Phoenix). We do also have a food tour in Scottsdale which is fun. I would also not miss taking a tour, or driving to Apache Trail, to see a bit more of the surrounding area. Also Cave Creek/Carefree if you want some Western experience.

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At The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (wwww.kierlandresort.com)…

TALKING WITH: David Lange, concierge/hotel marketing team leader YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 4 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Sapporo is a good start to the evening for drinks and appetizers. Right here at the Westin Kierland, guests can enjoy a cocktail on the patio along with music nightly from the bagpiper—it’s a great place to unwind and enjoy the sunset. Zipps, which has multiple locations, is also well known for their many TVs, drink specials, and cheap pizza slices. STEAKHOUSES: Dominick’s Steakhouse at Scottsdale Quarter has an upstairs seating area with a pool located in the middle, which makes for an elegant ambiance. Mastro’s Steakhouse in North Scottsdale has impeccable service and steak selections. Pinnacle Peak Patio is a more traditional steakhouse with Western roots. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback is nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain and has spectacular views. It was my choice for Valentine’s Day two years ago. Deseo at the Westin Kierland features a Nuevo Latino menu with fresh ceviches and seafood, along with an intimate and unique atmosphere. DINNER LOCALES: El Chorro has an exquisite outdoor setting overlooking our gorgeous mountain ranges. Kai Restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort is a fine dining experience that is second to none. And, a window view at Different Point of View at Tapatio Cliffs overlooks the skyline of Downtown Phoenix. MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: Alice Cooperstown in Downtown Phoenix is a fun mix of sports and rock ’n’ roll memorabilia, but also has tasty wings. It’s the ideal spot to go before a baseball or basketball game. La Fonda Del Sol in Scottsdale is a traditional Mexican restaurant with a true Southwestern feel. BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Old Town/Downtown Scottsdale is the place to be for nightlife. A couple of the more popular spots there are The Mint and El Hefe. For a bit more tame evening, the iPic movie theater at Scottsdale Quarter is a state-of-the-art cinema that offers in-theater beverage and dining service. PLACE TO GOLF: Being an avid golfer, I have had a “Top 5 list” for a while. [My favorites are] Troon North, The Boulders, Kierland Golf Club, We-Ko-Pa, and Whirlwind Golf Club. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: The Cave Creek/Carefree area is an Old West-themed location that is ideal for jewelry shopping, horseback riding, and country bars. It gives you a sense of old Arizona and reveals how much the Valley has changed. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: I think hiking in Phoenix and Scottsdale is a must.

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At the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale)...

TALKING WITH: Susy Alpert, concierge YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 8 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Onyx patio for sunset! The Living Room at DC Ranch, Dominick’s Steakhouse at Scottsdale Quarter, Bink’s Scottsdale. STEAKHOUSES: Talavera, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Dominick’s Steakhouse. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: Talavera, T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms, Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback, Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort, Virtù Honest Craft (patio). DINNER LOCALES: Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland Commons, DC Ranch, La Mirada. BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Jade Bar at Sanctuary [on Camelback], Saddlebag Trail in Old Town Scottsdale, Kelly’s at SouthBridge. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Old Town Scottsdale for the galleries and Southwestern souvenirs, Tom’s Thumb trailhead for the spectacular hikes and beautiful desert beauty. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: Hike! The Valley is blessed with gorgeous hiking trails for all ability levels. Also, horseback riding, jeep tour, hot air ballooning.

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At the Arizona Biltmore (www.arizonabiltmore.com)…

TALKING WITH: Julie Baxter, concierge YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 18 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Frank & Albert’s, Roaring Fork, Wildfish. STEAKHOUSES: Mastro’s City Hall, Steak 44, Donovan’s Steakhouse. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: Wright’s [at the Biltmore], Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, T. Cook’s. DINNER LOCALES: El Chorro, L’Amore, North Arcadia, Grassroots. MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: Vincent’s Bistro, The Salt Cellar, Tee Pee Mexican Food. BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Mastro’s City Hall, Ocean Club, Eli’s American Grill. PLACE TO GOLF: We-Ko-Pa. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: Carefree/Cave Creek, Old Town Scottsdale, Desert Botanical Garden, Taliesin West. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: Hiking.

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At the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix (www.ritzcarlton.com/phoenix)...

TALKING WITH: Kimberly Hillson, guest relations/concierge YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 15 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Bistro 24 at The Ritz-Carlton has “5-45,” which are five delicious bites for $5—it’s a fantastic place to unwind after work and you can’t beat the price for the quality of the food and cocktails. Also, Christopher’s Restaurant has one of the best happy hours in town—Chef Christopher Gross has a delectable array of nibbles that you can pair with 1/2-off a glass of wine from their award-winning list.    STEAKHOUSES: Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse.   PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: Sitting on the patio of Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, taking in the view at Elements, or having a picnic at South Mountain Park & Preserve.   DINNER LOCALES: Sit at the bar at Dick’s Hideaway and watch them make the Carne Adovada you’ll want to devour. And, Chef Mark Tarbell just celebrated 20 years with his namesake restaurant, Tarbell’s—locals can hope for 20 more years of comfort food.   MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: I love to support local produce, products, and the chefs that work their magic: Kai, FnB, Posh, and the tasting menu at Binkley’s.    BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: For local flavor you can’t beat Handlebar J’s, or Rusty Spur [Saloon].   PLACE TO GOLF: For beautiful desert views and serious golf, We-Ko-Pa, or Dinosaur Mountain at Gold Canyon.   MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: The world’s only global musical instrument museum, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). Or, take a drive to experience the history of Jerome or Bisbee.   ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: Watching the sunset in Sedona.

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At the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (www.scottsdaleprincess.com)...

TALKING WITH: Trish Wagner, director of VIP & concierge cervices YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 3 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Two at the Fairmont: Bourbon Steak: 5-9:30 p.m. (the longest happy hour) and La Hacienda! Tommy Bahama for top-notch cocktails. STEAKHOUSES: Bourbon Steak and Toro at the Fairmont. I also enjoy Eddie V’s, as well as Mastro’s Steakhouse at La Mirada Center. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: We have three wonderful options here on property, La Hacienda, Toro, and Bourbon Steak. Café Monarch in Old Town Scottsdale has a lovely romantic patio. DINNER LOCALES: La Hacienda, El Chorro, and T. Cook’s. A casual favorite is La Grande Orange. MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: Toro at the Fairmont. BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Depending on the taste of the guest, we suggest Top Golf, Blue Martini, or Whiskey Row. PLACE TO GOLF: The TPC [Scottsdale], which just recently redesigned and enhanced their entire Stadium course, Grayhawk, and Troon North. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: Locally, the Desert Botanical Garden, Taliesin West, the Heard Museum, and the Apache Trail. A trip into Cave Creek for a taste of the Old West is fun with children. If guests have more time I strongly suggest a helicopter tour to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: I believe one should experience a sunrise or sunset out in the desert either in a hot air balloon, on a hike of one of our fabulous mountains, or dining on the patio of a restaurant in Cave Creek.

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“WHAT WAS THE MOST UNUSUAL REQUEST YOU’VE RECEIVED AS A CONCIERGE?” “Almost every concierge will tell you they have countless unusual requests, comical adventures, and outlandish tales to tell. One of my favorites is the request I received from a guest to help him find where country singer Waylon Jennings is buried. The guest was a huge fan and wanted to pay his respects—this is when I discovered the site www.findagrave.com, and was surprised to find out he is buried in Mesa.”—Kimberly Hillson, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix “At a moment’s notice, I was asked by the bride, in my uniform and all, to be her matron of honor at the wedding ceremony held at our hotel gardens. Interestingly enough, the couple has returned several time to celebrate their anniversary with me.” —Julie Baxter, Arizona Biltmore “The guest wanted to know where they could purchase a Hardingfele (fiddle)?”—Trish Wagner, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess “A few years ago, I had a gentleman who wanted some very, very unusual candles (20 of them) in their room on arrival, and they cost $87 each. It took me a few days to hunt down this many. With a little help of the Special Services person at Barneys New York, we got it in time for the arrival.”—Mona Mellegard, Royal Palms Resort & Spa “We had a very high profile guest who requested to land his private 747 at the Grand Canyon!”—Susy Alpert, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North “When the College Football BCS National Championship Game was held here a few years back, I had an Oregon fan ask for numerous front row/50 yard line tickets. Needless to say, those tickets were very expensive. I was able to secure his tickets, but being a huge fan of the sport myself, I was shocked that somebody could spend so much money with the chance of being on the losing side. Unfortunately for the guest, he was on that side.”—David Lange, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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new in town “We want to create a comfortable environment where families can enjoy sushi that we keep at an affordable price. We are very kid-friendly…. [and] we like to have a good time.”

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chuyler (Sky to his friends) Estes grew up a meat lover in Illinois. He always enjoyed cooking, and dreamed of owning his own restaurant someday. After graduating from Scottsdale Culinary Institute, doing the rounds with such Valley eateries as Cowboy Ciao and Four Peaks Brewery, and a stint Back East working with famed Asian chef Ming Tsai, he was ready to launch his own restaurant. “I didn’t expect it to be a sushi restaurant,” laughs Estes. But with a passion for Asian food, the Squid Ink Sushi concept was born. Estes and his business partner, Parker Ganem, opened the first restaurant in Peoria in 2010, followed by a Central Phoenix location in 2013. Estes is excited to bring his concept of “everyday sushi” to Scottsdale at the new Shea location, set to open late this month.

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Top-notch food served in a fun atmosphere BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

The atmosphere is fun, but Squid Ink Sushi is all about the food. Estes uses local vendors whenever possible, and has fresh fish flown in daily. “We get the best and most sustainable fish,” he explains. “Tuna from Hawaii, Scottish salmon, Albacore from Fiji, Yellowtail from Japan.” In addition to traditional sushi and sashimi, Squid Ink has a variety of specialty rolls, including favorites like the Hory Fook (shrimp, avocado, spicy tuna, tempura jalapeños, and spicy aioli) and the Flying Phoenix (shrimp tempura, spicy crab, avocado, tuna tataki, and a delicious black pepper sauce). In addition to the Kobe burger and filet, non-sushi lovers can enjoy braised short ribs, coconut curry shrimp, and miso black cod.

The Squid Ink Concept of Art and Food Estes and Ganem wanted a local eatery where people could bring the entire family—including kids—to eat really good food. “We didn’t want people afraid of coming to a sushi restaurant,” Estes explains, as he points to menu items that include filet mignon, salmon, and a Kobe burger. “Being part of the community is important,” he continues, “so we want each location to have a local vibe.” The Shea location will feature natural woods, stone, and a large climate-controlled outdoor patio that you can enjoy year-round, with an indoor/outdoor bar.

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The new Shea location will feature a new expansive Yakitori menu, daily ramen specials, and a selection of sake flights. Diners can enjoy Happy Hour deals from 3-7 p.m., lunch specials, and Friday specials. 7318 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. 101, Scottsdale; www.squidinksushi.com.

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The view from the upper balcony of Isabella’s Kitchen at 8623 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, offers expansive views of Grayhawk Golf Club and the Valley. On this day, the golfers enjoyed the clouds and slightly cooler weather. Photo taken Dec. 16 at 3:55 p.m. PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ

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Cupcakes, 24/7

Have a cupcake craving in the middle of the night? No problem. The Sprinkles location near Scottsdale Fashion Square just debuted a 24-hour cupcake ATM. Yes, you read that correctly. The ATM holds 500 of the sweet treats, and is restocked two to three times daily to ensure freshness. Choices include vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free cupcakes, as well as the regular ones. Round-the-clock options? Sweet! 4501 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.4321; www.sprinkles.com.

New Clothing Store Celebrates With a Trunk Show

Welcome, Planet Lifestyle Clothing! The new shop, exclusive to A Cool Breeze Gallery, is in the Gallery’s newly expanded location. A grand opening celebration, which is open to the public, will be held Jan. 15-17—and Lauren Grossman, designer/ owner of Planet, will be on hand to present a creative collection of women’s apparel. The collection uses the finest natural fabrics, such as Irish handkerchief linen, pima cotton, and washed silk organza, in neutral colors, and loose and flowing silhouettes. Located at The Shops at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.663.3182.

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The number of miles (the equivalent of 111 football fields!) that the U. of Phx. stadium seats would stretch if set in a straight line.

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The number of blocks of Super Bowl Central, the pedestrianfriendly fan campus created in Downtown Phoenix.

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$4 billion has been infused into new Downtown developments (retail, the Phoenix Convention center, 20 miles of light rail, hotel and restaurants) since the 2008 Super Bowl.

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The number of footballs used for the Super Bowl.

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The number of visitors expected to be in town for the Super Bowl.

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Super Bowl weekend is expected to bring more than $500 million to Arizona’s economy.

Meet Charles Fazzino, the official Super Bowl artist. He has commemorated every Super Bowl for the past 14 years, and is an officially licensed artist of the NFL and MLB. He’s also created official artwork for other high-profile events, including the Olympics, Grammy Awards, and more. This year, he’s offering a few unique pieces of art, including this print, which ranges from $25 for an unsigned poster of the piece to $5,750 for a full-sized, hand-painted Super Bowl XLIX football helmet with the image. All of his Super Bowl artwork is available at www.fazzino.com, as well on-site at the NFL Shop and The NFL Experience Engineered by GMC at the Phoenix Convention Center from Jan. 24-Feb. 1.

Dance Debut

Paradise Valley resident Linda Pope was the brainchild behind one of TLC’s newest hits, Ballroom Blitz, a show about the highly competitive world of amateur dancing, known as ProAm. Several local residents starred on the debut show, which aired in late November. Oh, and Pope’s cocreator? None other than Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. www.facebook.com/ ballroomblitzfans.

Source: Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee

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Looking great may be easier than you think. “I’d really love to do something to improve my face and figure, but I”m afraid of the pain, the post operative nausea and of course the cost. Isn’t there a way that I can enhance my appearance without all the hassles of a major production?” The answer is a resounding YES! Dr Andrew Wolin has found a great way to maximize the safety of facial, breast and body procedures while minimizing the pain and the cost. By utilizing an enhanced form of local anesthesia as well as sedation by specialists in ambulatory anesthesia, procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, facelifts, rhinoplasties and liposuction can be done under a quick enhanced form of anesthesia and patients are be able to walk to their cars and go home after the procedure without nausea and pain. Part of the miraculous process is the use of a long acting local anesthetic at the conclusion of the procedure to give a 48 hour period of pain relief…no narcotic…no nausea. PRE OP

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“Dr Wolin told me that I could undergo a breast augmentation in less than one hour without general anesthetic and then get off the operating room table and walk to my car. When it actually happened, I was amazed. What a great experience.” (verified testimonial)

Call our office and see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary approach to Plastic Surgical procedures. It’s as easy as going to your dentist and having dental implants done… maybe easier. Dr. Andrew Wolin has been a leader in the plastic surgical community of Scottsdale since 1985, and his extensive years of experience benefit each patient. His top-notch reputation as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and for cutting-edge procedures draws patients from near and far. Dr. Wolin is the Medical Director of the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center. His practice offers a full-range of face and body procedures, including facelifts, browlifts, nose surgery, facial fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fat transfers, fotofacialsTM, laser skin resurfacing, ear sur- gery, SmartlipoTM, breast augmentations, breast implant/exchanges, breast reductions, breast lifts, arm lifts, bodylifts, liposuction, and tummy tucks. Dr. Wolin is located at 8415 North Pima Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale 85258. You can call 480.945.8440 or visit www.andrewwolinmd.com to set up a consultation to learn more about these incredible procedures.

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44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Jan. 10-18, times vary

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction Jan. 14-18, Opens at 9 a.m. daily

This year’s Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction will once again offer an incredible array of automobiles across the auction block, including the sale of the Ron Pratte Collection. There will also be related events, memorabilia, and concerts, including one by country music artists Rodney Atkins and Thompson Square. Ticket prices vary by day and time. www.barrett-jackson.com.

This event, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, will feature more than 750 classic cars on the auction block, including European sports, American muscle, hot rods, and custom automobiles. Located at Scottsdale Road and the Loop 101. $20 for general admission. www.russoandsteele.com.

Celebration of Fine Art Jan. 17-March 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fan Fest Scottsdale

Jan. 26-Feb. 1, hours vary daily Football. Fashion. Food. Fun. If you’re looking for an ultimate Super Bowl fan experience, head to this event, set up just north of Scottsdale Fashion Square. In addition to a host of events and activities, it will also be the Home of the ESPN Live Broadcast all week. Free. www.fanfestscottsdale.com.

Here you can visit 100 artists’ working studios set within 40,000 square feet of space under the big white tents at the southwest corner of Hayden Road and the Loop 101. Not only can you watch the artists work and browse the finished pieces, but the art is available for purchase, as well. $10. www.celebrateart.com.

Legends for Charity Jan. 29, 5 p.m.

This event will honor FOX Sports announcer Joe Buck with the 2015 Pat Summerall Award. The award will be presented by CBS Sports broadcaster Jim Nantz. The dinner, a main Super Bowl event, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, the NFL’s Headquarters Hotel for Super Bowl XLIX, and will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $200. www.stjude.org.

8 GREAT EVENTS TO ATTEND THIS MONTH! BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

The Big Game ArtWalk Jan. 31, noon-4 p.m.

14th Annual NFL Players’ WivesJan.Fashion Show 30, 11 a.m.

This fashion show is set to be the chicest event during Super Bowl week. Hosted by Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Fashion Square and Biltmore Fashion Park, it will be held in the hospitality tent at Fan Fest Scottsdale. NFL wives will walk the runway, sporting spring fashions, while their NFL husbands walk with them during the finale. The event benefits local and national charities. $200. www.offthefieldpwa.org.

TasteJan. of31, the NFL 7 p.m.

A self-directed ArtWalk in the arts district of Scottsdale Downtown, this event lets attendees join in the excitement of the city as the Super Bowl comes to town. There will be Big Game artist exhibitions, sports collectibles, live music, and more. Free. www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

This “Party With a Purpose” will be a starstudded evening featuring exceptional cuisine; prominent chefs from around the country; NFL players, coaches, and legends; and more, all to support the fight against hunger. Held at WestWorld, there will also be a silent auction and entertainment. $700. www.tastofthenfl.com. BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

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do ARTBRIDGE THURSDAYS Jan. 8, Scottsdale Waterfront ArtBridge takes over the Scottsdale Waterfront every Thursday through April from 5-10 p.m. Interesting people gather, live music fills the cool Phoenix air, and a medley of art displays line the Waterfront neighborhood. ArtBridge is a harmonious marriage: the sophisticated urban setting of Scottsdale complements the unique and quirky outdoor arts festival. Free. www.artisanmarketsaz.com. JOE BOURNE–A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE Jan. 7, ASU Kerr Cultural Center Internationally acclaimed vocalist Joe Bourne invites guests to stroll down a musical memory lane as he performs classic covers from The Great American Songbook. Bourne will perform songs from the likes of Nat King Cole and Lou Rawls, among other nostalgic favorites from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. $10$39. 7:30 p.m. www.asukerr.com. AUTOMOBILIA AUCTION OF TOMMY SPARKS’ ESTATE Jan. 8, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal Tommy Sparks built high performance engines, created one of the first hot Willys drag cars in 1954, and has an impressive collection of over 40 classic cars that continue to be used in Hollywood films today. No wonder he is coined as the best “flathead builder of his time.” For all you Valley gearheads, you will have a chance to bid on hundreds of items from Sparks’ personal automobilia collection. Rev your engines and bring those bid markers because this is one hot rod of an event. Public viewing of the estate starts on Wed., Jan. 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and again at 9 a.m. on Thurs. The auction begins at 11 a.m. www.jlevines.com.

JANUARY CALENDAR WRITTEN AND COMPLIED BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

Howie Mandel Jan. 10, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

The Deal or No Deal host and America’s Got Talent judge has performed countless comedy specials on cable and network TV, and is a mainstay of the talk-show circuit. This day, he brings his live stand-up comedy act to Scottsdale. $45-$79. 5 and 8 p.m. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

GOODING AND COMPANY SCOTTSDALE AUCTIONS Jan. 14-17, Scottsdale Fashion Square Classic cars of many styles and from many eras will be on view at this auction event, which is celebrating its sixth year. Times vary by day. $40. www.goodingco.com. ARTBRIDGE THURSDAYS Jan. 15, Scottsdale Waterfront ArtBridge takes over the Scottsdale Waterfront every Thursday through April from 5-10 p.m. Interesting people gather, live music fills the cool Phoenix air, and a medley of art displays line the Waterfront neighborhood. ArtBridge is a harmonious marriage: the sophisticated urban setting of Scottsdale complements the unique and quirky outdoor arts festival. Free. www.artisanmarketsaz.com. THE O’JAYS Jan. 15, Celebrity Theatre “People all over the world join hands.” That’s right, the “Love Train” is making a stop in the Valley of the Sun. American R&B and Funk trio, The O’Jays, will perform this classic song, as well as countless others, when they perform at the Celebrity Theatre. So grab your platforms and tease your hair because The O’Jays will take you back to the era of disco. 8:30 p.m. $40-$80. www.celebritytheatre.com.

LIT LOUNGE Jan. 9, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Established in 2011, Lit Lounge is a dynamic art installation designed for community engagement at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The unique space is ideal for this month’s unique guests. The lounge will be lit with issues by humor and honesty. The event will feature comedian and contributor to Huffington Post, Elle, and Jezebel, Jessie Kahnweiler; author Paul Bendix; author Tania Katan; and many more. This is one conversation that will have you fully engrossed and engaged. 7 p.m. $10. www.smoca.org.

PAWS IN THE PARK Jan. 17, Chaparral Park Who let the dogs out? Chaparral Park in Scottsdale. Bring your four-legged friend over to socialize with other dogs, participate in the Sniff and Stroll one-mile walk ($10), and enjoy a plethora of fun doggy activities. Vendors, informational booths, dog adoptions, giveaways, and entertainment will also be available for owners. All proceeds from the Sniff and Stroll walk will benefit the park’s “Off Leash” area, so that Valley pooches can continue to explore freely. 8 a.m.-noon. www.scottsdaleaz.gov.

42ND STREET Jan. 9-Feb. 8, Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre With Mainstage Productions’ 42nd Street, audiences will meet Peggy, a young woman terrified to fill diva Dorothy’s dancing shoes, who decides to go back home to Allentown. It takes some coaxing by director Julian to convince Peggy to change her mind, but she finally agrees. Before the curtain rises on her opening night debut, Julian utters the now famous show biz line “You’re going out there a youngster but you’ve got to come back a star!” Will she? Hurry in and find out. Show times vary. $25. www.desertstages.org.

VANESSA WILLIAMS Jan. 18, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Vanessa Williams, one of the most multifaceted performers in the entertainment industry, makes her way to the Valley this month. The

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21ST ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DINNER CELEBRATION Jan. 14, Chaparral Suites Scottsdale celebrates the poster child of the human rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose words still resonate with our nation today, 52 years after he uttered the famous words, “I have a dream.” Scottsdale’s MLK Jr. Celebration serves as a signature celebration for the entire Valley. It includes nationally renowned speakers representing a myriad of diversity perspectives that honor the history and legacy of Dr. King, Jr. Class of 2001 Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy will be the keynote speaker. Levy will share his experiences coaching during the civil rights movement and his appreciation for King’s ideals. Registration/ reception starts at 5:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. $60. www.ccdarizona.org/mlk-event.

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LOMBARDI: AN ACTOR’S CAFE PRODUCTION Jan. 23-Mar. 15, Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre The critically acclaimed drama, Lombardi, hits Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre. The scenescape takes audience members back to 1965, when the Green Bay Packers hit their stellar season and earned a first-class ticket to the football championship. Audiences meet Vince Lombardi, as in the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy. Lombardi is considered to be the greatest coach who ever lived, and audience members will find out why. Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. $22-$25. www.desertstages.org.

PEACE AND COMMUNITY DAY Jan. 18, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. with Peace and Community Day. The event is part of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Sunday A’Fair concert series. It features the Valley’s top musicians, along with a fine arts and crafts market, and fun activities for children and families. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment. This Sunday A’Fair will revolve around the works of MLK, Jr. and the Human Rights Movement. Noon-4 p.m. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. THE SIPS AND SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES Jan. 18, The SHOPS at Gainey Village The SHOPS at Gainey Village returns with its annual Sips and Sounds Concert Series. The title does the event justice: guests will enjoy live music from Affinity, a 10-piece powerhouse band, accompanied by food and various types of wines. So sit back, sip up, and relax to fun melodies like, “It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing... doo-ah, dooah, doo-ah.” Free; food and wine available for purchase. www.theshopsgaineyvillage.com. ARTBRIDGE THURSDAYS Jan. 22, Scottsdale Waterfront ArtBridge takes over the Scottsdale Waterfront every Thursday through April from 5-10 p.m. Interesting people gather, live music fills the cool Phoenix air, and a medley of art displays line the Waterfront neighborhood. ArtBridge is a harmonious marriage: the sophisticated urban setting of Scottsdale complements the unique and quirky outdoor arts festival. Free. www.artisanmarketsaz.com. FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Jan. 23, Celebrity Theatre They won our hearts over with hits like “Oh, What a Night,” and “Working My Way Back to You.” That’s right, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will perform these nostalgic tunes and many more this month at the Celebrity Theatre. Here is your chance to experience The Jersey Boys in the flesh. 8 p.m. $69$129. www.celebritytheatre.com. TESLA Jan. 23, Talking Stick Resort Originally known as City Kidd, this group of rockers joined the music scene in 1982. Shortly after entering the music scene, they revamped their image and became known as TESLA. Since 1982, TESLA has perfected their craft of creating angst-ridden ballads and pulsating melodies. These musical gurus have sold more than 10 million albums across

ARTBRIDGE THURSDAYS Jan. 29, Scottsdale Waterfront ArtBridge takes over the Scottsdale Waterfront every Thursday through April from 5-10 p.m. Interesting people gather, live music fills the cool Phoenix air, and a medley of art displays line the Waterfront neighborhood. ArtBridge is a harmonious marriage: the sophisticated urban setting of Scottsdale complements the unique and quirky outdoor arts festival. Free. www.artisanmarketsaz.com.

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ARIZONA INDIAN FESTIVAL Jan. 29-31, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Get an up-close and personal look at Arizona’s history with the Arizona Indian Festival. The three-day festival celebrates Arizona tribes, from traditional dwellings to arts and crafts, songs to dances, and intricate tribal garb to tools used in daily life. There will also be authentic Native American foods. Free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. HASHKNIFE PONY EXPRESS Jan. 30, Marshall Way Bridge Celebrate the Old West and a Scottsdale tradition at high noon when the Hashknife Pony Express thunders into town. More than two dozen members of the Navajo County Sheriff’s Posse participate in this 200-mile horseback trek. They start from Holbrook and end up at the Hashknife sculpture on Scottsdale Marshall Way Bridge, delivering 20,000 letters by horseback. The arrival is the traditional kickoff to Parada del Sol celebrations. Free. Noon. www.hashknifeponyexpress.com. JIM GAFFIGAN AND THE WHITE BREAD TOUR Jan. 30, Talking Stick Resort Funny man Jim Gaffigan brings his cleverness to the Valley at Talking Stick Resort as part of his “The White Bread Tour.” Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting, and writing. Gaffigan has also appeared numerous times on late night’s Letterman and Conan. This funny man may seem like your average slice of “white bread,” but with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown University, a new book, and an impressive résumé, Gaffigan is anything but your average slice of bread. So hurry and buy your tickets to gain insight about the TV and film industry from none other than one of the industry’s rising stars. 8 p.m. $65$173. www.talkingstickresort.com.

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WHAT: 25th Anniversary Celebration of Fine Art WHEN: Jan. 17-March 29; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. WHERE: In the tents at the southwest corner of Hayden Road and the Loop 101, Scottsdale TICKETS: $10 (ticket good for the duration of the event) INFORMATION: www.celebrateart.com

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t isn’t often that you have the chance to watch artists—whether renowned or emerging—create their artwork from scratch through to the finished piece. But, that’s exactly the opportunity that attendees have at The Celebration of Fine Art, an event that allows art lovers and artists to connect, and which draws attendees from all around the world. From raw form to magnificent finished pieces, artwork takes shape at this yearly celebration of art. In fact, 2015 marks the 25th year of this juried, invitational show and art sale. The Celebration of Fine Art is housed in the big white tents that go up at the southwest corner of Hayden Road and the Loop 101, a 40,000-square-foot area that offers temporary working studios to 100 artists who head to Scottsdale from around the country to participate in the 10-week event. The atmosphere is casual, and you can stroll through the event, chatting with the artists and watching them work, while also browsing through finished pieces. All artwork is also available for sale. There is also a sculpture court, set on an acre, that showcases life-sized and monumental sculptures, and where you can watch ceramic firings, bronze pours, and wood turning. The art at the event encompasses all mediums and styles, and new pieces are created daily, giving visitors plenty of reasons to visit often. Need another reason? The Celebration of Fine Art has been called “One of the West’s Premier Art Events” by Art & Antiques magazine.

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olf. Concerts. People-watching. Golf. More concerts. Golf. Yes, it’s time once again for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, an eight-day event that is so much more than just golf. First, the golf. Yes, this is a PGA TOUR event, and big names will be on hand competing for a $6.2 million dollar purse, with first place taking home more than $1.1 million. There will also be the Kyocera Pro-Am and Annexus Pro-Am, as well as a military career event, junior golf clinic, and more. And of course, the Coors Light

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Birds Nest, a 21-and-over entertainment tent that will showcase concerts from such names as Capital Cities, Darius Rucker, Kid Rock, and Afrojack. This year, one new aspect is the “new” 16th hole, the tournament’s most popular visitor locale. The 2015 version features a new loge section, 200 skyboxes, 5,000 general admission seats, and 15,000-plus fans. Another great thing about the tournament? The tradition of zero waste, even with 500,000 fans attending over the seven days. The goal became a reality in 2013, and continued in 2014. Hopes are to continue the trend in 2015, with all trash diverted from landfills (hence, how the tournament got its “greenest show on grass” title). There are no trash cans, just recycling and compost bins, solarpowered compactors, and more. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is hosted by The Thunderbirds, who have raised more than $93 million for charities, with more than $67 million generated in the last decade.

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he Super Bowl is almost here, but most of us won’t be lucky enough to score the hottest tickets in town. However, you can still enjoy the big game fun at several places around Scottsdale. Stop in to RnR—they have dozens of TVs, great comfort food, and a two-story patio featuring amazing views of Camelback Mountain. There will be plenty to enjoy during the game, including Dirty Chips, Animal Fries, and Pretzel Bites—perfect football munchies. 3737 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.3353; www.rnrscottsdale.com. If pizza is more your style, why not make plans to hang out at Bottled Blonde Pizzeria to watch the big game? The pizzeria features lots of televisions, a large patio space which has flat screen TVs, tons of craft beer, and of course, made-from-scratch pizza—a must-have treat for anyone watching football. 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale; 480.970.1112; www.bottledblondeaz.com. If you would like something with a ton of food and beer options, Yard House might be your perfect choice. With a variety of menu items, including many different appetizers, main dishes and deserts, Yard House is a good choice if you have a big party. Also, there are multiple televisions all over the restaurant so that no matter where you sit, you can keep your eye on the big

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game. At Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.675.9273; www.yardhouse.com. Duke’s Sports Bar and Grill might be just the place you are looking for if you are hoping to hang with many sports-minded friends. Voted one of Scottsdale’s favorites for many years in a row, Duke’s is a great place to head to for the big game. Food, drinks and plenty of televisions for everyone to cheer on their favorite team—Duke’s will be one happening place come Feb. 1. 7607 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.675.9724; www.dukessportsbar.com. Another great location to check out is Blue 32 Sports Grill. This hot spot actually has two locations in Scottsdale, so it’s very convenient for those living in both the east and northeast Valley. With so many menu options to select from, including appetizers, wraps, burgers, and more, this is a great place to catch the game with friends and family. There is even a nice-sized kids menu. Also, there is plenty of draft beer, cocktails and wine to select from, as well. 7293 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.5350; and 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix; 480.621.3080. www.blue32sportsgrill.com. While there are so many locations to select from for the big game, don’t wait to make your choice or you could find yourself with a big penalty for delay of game and a fun time with friends.

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During Super Bowl week, from Jan. 29-Feb. 1, Pro Football Hall of Famers (HOF) and NFL legends will be in Phoenix to help raise funds to support local charities. The lineup of events—each of which is hosted by a minimum of 30 HOF and NFL Legends—is impressive. A touchdown for charity, and a great time for all! Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. shotgun—2015 HOF Players Super Bowl Golf Classic Thirty HOF players will be on hand for this event at Talking Stick Resort, with each foursome being paired with a HOF player as the fifth player and team captain. $4,500 for a foursome. Various extras based on the package/sponsor level.

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by over 10 HOF players and numberous NFL legends. Food and an open bar are included in the price. $200-$250 per ticket.

Jan. 31, 9-11 a.m.—Chalk Talk Brunch This brunch event allows attendees to talk to and mingle with numerous football legends. Held at 5th & Wine, it will be hosted

Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.—Chilling & Grilling with Jimmy Mac Tailgate (Jim McMahon) Besides the game itself, what’s one of the

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best parts of any football game? Tailgating, of course! At this event at The Venue, you can join Jim McMahon, Chicago Bear twotime Super Bowl champion, and many HOF and NFL legends for the ultimate tailgate party. There will be live entertainment, ESPN pre-game coverage, and food and an open bar are included. $275-$325 per ticket. Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.—Eats, Beats & Cleats Tailgate honoring disabled veterans Hosted by numerous HOF players and NFL legends, veterans and their families can mingle with the players while enjoying a tailgate to remember. There will be interactive games, live music, food, photos, and more. For ticket prices, contact megan@HOFplayers.org. For tickets for these events, visit www.hofplayersevents.org.

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f you’ve ever driven around the northeast corner of the Loop 101, you’ve seen the signs for Taliesin West. But, if you’re like many locals, you’ve never taken the time to check it out or find out what it even is. For starters, did you know that the original Taliesin is located in Wisconsin? “Put simply, Taliesin is the source,” reads www.taliesinpreservation.org. “The ideas, concepts, theories and techniques applied to every structure that bears Frank Lloyd Wright’s imprint had their genesis here. Wright used Taliesin as a kind of sketch pad... a laboratory where ideas emerged, were given form, were tested and refined. The ideas that emerged there Wright applied to the buildings upon which his reputation rests.” As for Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Located in the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Northeast Scottsdale, the site offers a broad range of guided public tours. Visitors experience Wright’s brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. “Visitors to Taliesin West are treated to a totally immersive tour experience,” says Director of Communications Jonathan West. “No space at Taliesin West is offlimits and nothing is behind ropes. Visitors

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experience Taliesin West as Wright and his apprentices did—a desert retreat full of wonder and inspiration.” Though the space can be experienced by walking through and taking it all in, guides and experts enhance the

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experience by pointing out details that an untrained eye might miss. “We offer a series of tours that offer different perspectives on Taliesin West,” says West. “Our Insights Tour [lasts] 90 minutes and is what we believe to be our signature tour. Those wishing to delve deeper into the Taliesin West history and Wright’s career might be interested in our three-hour Behind-The-Scenes tour. Our alwayspopular Night Lights Tour allows visitors the rare opportunity to enjoy Taliesin West during spectacular Arizona evenings, and gaze in wonder at the endless sky and the lights of the property and Valley below.” Through years of change in this part of the city, Taliesin West has remained a constant reminder of a man who graced our state with his work, and who many consider the greatest architect ever to live. “Wright’s approach to integrated design, design that celebrates and complements, rather than competes with, natural environments, profoundly shaped the architectural character of the Southwest,” says West. “His influence can be seen in public spaces, private homes, and monuments and civic structures around the state and beyond. That Taliesin West is in our backyard is astounding, and we invite locals to share in that pride with a visit soon.”

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WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE A CHEF? Years ago in Kansas, my maternal grandmother would spend all day cooking the family dinner. Chicken, noodles, dumplings, gravy… everything made from scratch—it took all day! Then she did the dishes! I said to myself, this woman is my hero, she puts a lot of LOVE into every dish, every roll of the dough, every cut of the knife, every time she opens the oven! Someday, I will be able to cook as good as she does... I still have not, in my estimation, attained that level! WHY THE NAME “JALAPEÑO INFERNO?” The original Jalapeño Mexican Café took a dramatic turn when we expanded the first time. What we were doing deserved a new name, something sexy, something spicy, and thus, Jalapeño Inferno was born! HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE THE CUISINE HERE? Modern Sonoran Mexican cuisine—traditional Sonoran with a dramatic modern twist. We stay true to our roots but keep in touch with modern culinary trends and try to meet the needs of our customer.

CHEF CONVERSATIONS

YOUR FAVORITE DISH ON THE MENU IS… Chorizo Street Taco Lettuce Wraps. Street tacos are very trendy, and kind of overdone today. We stay true to the roots of traditional street tacos, but apply a local, hip twist. Schreiner’s sausage in Phoenix has been on the same corner since post-World War II, making traditional German sausage for the neighbors. They are making, what we think, is the best example of Spanish/ Mexican chorizo sausage in the universe. We buy it ground, grill it, do nothing to season it, and pair it with fresh butter lettuce wraps for a simple taco. Amazing!

In the kitchen with Terry B. Craig, chef/owner at Jalapeño Inferno Market Street BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ

THE ONE INGREDIENT YOU PROBABLY USE MOST IS… Fresh poblano chilies. They’re very versatile, very Mexican, and available all year round. They’re found everywhere on our menu. IF YOU WEREN’T A CHEF YOU’D PROBABLY BE… Easiest question of all! A rock ’n’ roll photojournalist... I have no musical talent but have a die-hard passion for rock ’n’ roll! Would have loved to been there documenting history. Go ahead, challenge me to a game of rock ’n’ roll trivia! Jalapeño Inferno recently opened at DC Ranch on Market Street, 20825 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.8332; www.jalapenoinferno.com.

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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN VERA PIZZA NAPOLETANA

MON-FRI AT BAR & FIREPIT

SCOTTSDALE

PHOENIX

8977 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

705 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

T. 480.998.1366

T. 602.975.2555 POMOPIZZERIA.COM

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cheers

SWEET SIPS The Bubbly Blonde is “light and fun” BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

“W

e were getting creative behind the bar with our house-infused St. Germain and found the flavors worked well with citrus,” explains Erin Fohn, creative director at Hopdoddy Burger Bar. “Made up of house-infused St. Germain, lemon, orange and bubbles, we wanted the Bubbly Blonde to be the go-to drink for those looking for something sweet and light.” Offered as one of the fun cocktails on the Sips for Grown Folks menu, the drink ($7) comes with the same options as all the others on the menu—you can “make it local” for an extra dollar, or organic for an extra $2. “This drink is light and fun (just like your favorite bubbly blonde buddy), but of course, the name was inspired by its light golden color and splash of sparkling wine,” says Fohn. As for what it pairs best with? “While the Bubbly Blonde stands alone just fine, it pairs perfectly with our Thunderbird Burger, which is made with chicken, Tillamook pepper jack, applesmoked bacon, avocado, seared poblanos, pico de gallo, and chipotle mayo,” she shares. Indeed, a perfect meal. Hopdoddy Burger Bar is open Sun.Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 11055 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.348.2337; www.hopdoddy.com.

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LUNCH•HAPPY HOUR•DINNER SERVED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 11AM TO 10PM

The Shops AT GAINEY VILLAGE • 8877 N SCOTTSDALE RD # 402 • 480 355 6600 • NAYAAZ.COM

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EXPERIENCE

UPSCALE RESALE BOUTIQUE

Wear it with Style!

Urban Exchange offers a large selection of pre-owned, rare, and limited edition merchandise from your most coveted luxury designers. Every item goes through an extensive examination & evaluation by our skilled experts, to guarantee 100% authenticity. We provide what shoppers crave: a ‘realistic’ shopping destination for luxury brands at a fraction of the price you pay in retail stores!

Popular Featured Designers:

Louis Vuitton • Gucci • Tory Burch • Burberry • St John • Marc Jacobs • Tiffany & Co. J.Crew • Wildfox • Free People • Lululemon • BCBG Maxazria • Bebe • Michael Kors

Tired of what’s in your closet?

We offer you a convenient place to consign your unwanted clothing, handbags, accessories and more! No appointment necessary, just bring in your stuff or we offer pick up service in several locations.

480-948-6343 16255 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite C-9 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (In the Promenade Shopping Center) www.urbanexchangeclothing.com OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY: 10am-7pm urbanexchangescottsdale urbanexchangeclothing SUNDAY: 11am-6pm

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shop

s t y le

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BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

Put your best foot forward with these Prada suede ankle boots, which are topped with genuine shearling from Spain. The heel is a one-inch platform, and the shoes themselves are made in Italy. Hello, winter style! $1,250 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111.

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ROCK YOUR SOCKS

Fun patterns help men’s fashions get a step ahead BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTO BY BRIAN R. SMITH | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(From left) Tan, pink and blue argyle socks, Pantherella, $26 at Carter’s Men’s Clothing, 602.952.8646. Tan and black striped socks, Gap, $7.95 at Gap, 480.991.2861. Mustard and navy socks, $15.50 at Suitsupply, 602.338.9200. Navy polka dot socks, Marcoliani, $29.50 at Patrick James, 480.998.8765. Blue and purple polka dot socks, Paul Smith, $75 (part of a three-pack) at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Multicolor socks, Robert Graham, $28.50 at Patrick James. Multicolor striped socks, Paul Smith, $75 (part of a three-pack) at Saks Fifth Avenue. Merlot houndstooth socks, $15.50 at Suitsupply. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Judy Arizona Your Hot Stop for a Winning Look!

The Pinnacle of Scottsdale

Corner of Pinnacle Peak Rd. and Scottsdale Rd. 23415 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ Suite #101 Now Open Mon-Sat 10-6 Sunday 11-5 480.585.9190 www.judyazfashion.com Bring this in for $10.00 off of $75.00 or more

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NECK AND NECK

Scarves return as one of winter’s must-have fashion accessories. While we don’t need them here for warmth, they’re still the perfect pop of style

BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTO BY BRIAN R. SMITH | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(From left) Striped cashmere scarf, Pure Amici, $171 at Judy Arizona, 480.585.9190. Taupe patterned scarf, $44 at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. Blue and black patterned scarf, $44 at Elan Style. Pink cashmere and silk patterned scarf, Hermès, $795 at To be Continued… A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Rose gate scarf in poppy, Diane von Furstenberg, $228 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Multicolor circle scarf, Veond, $49 at Classy-Jazzy Cutique, 480.970.1894. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE 7111 E. 5th Avenue Ph: 480-970-1894

NEW BILTMORE 3147 E Lincoln Drive Ph: 480-513-1480

HAYDEN PEAK 20567 N. Hayden Road Ph: 480-513-1480

www.classy-jazzy.com

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style

FITNESS IN STYLE

Ready to start on your New Year’s resolution to get fit? These fashions will get you in gear BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH

Dark blue sports bra, GapFit, $39.95 at Gap at Scottsdale Quarter, 480.991.2861.

ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

Men’s maroon pullover, Nike, $120 at Nike at Scottsdale Quarter. Men’s Air Max 2015 sneakers, Nike, $190 at Nike at Scottsdale Quarter.

Women’s athletic scarf, Gap, $29.95 at Gap at Scottsdale Quarter.

Epic Lux Tight Fit blue animal print pants, Nike, $125 at Nike at Scottsdale Quarter, 480.998.1136.

Women’s striped pullover, Asics, $80 at Asics at Scottsdale Quarter.

Women’s GelKayano 21 Lite-Show sneakers, Asics, $170 at Asics at Scottsdale Quarter, 480.207.2928.

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Say Hello to CoolSculpting

Say goodbye to stubborn fat.

®

No matter how much you eat healthy and exercise, it’s virtually impossible to lose those annoying muffin tops, love handles and belly pooch. Introducing CoolSculpting® – a natural, non-surgical contouring treatment that uses cooling technology to noticeably eliminate fat. CoolSculpting® is an FDA-cleared, patented procedure that uses a targeted cooling process to kill the fat cells underneath the skin. Only fat cells are frozen, and your healthy cells are not affected. There are no knives, no needles, and no scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. Unlike a lot of other procedures, CoolSculpting® takes very little time and is pretty simple to fit into your daily life. Each treatment lasts one hour – so you can easily fit your appointment into a lunch break.

Benefits of coolsculpting® ✽ ✽ ✽ ✽

No cutting, no needles, no downtime Safe, comfortable, and convenient Natural and effective Clinically proven and FDA Cleared

Results in as little as three weeks! ilable Now Ava bags le d d a for S and Legs!

16 WEEKS AFTER

BEFORE

COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENT Procedure by Eric Bachelor, MD, FACS

New Years Special! Buy One CoolSculpting Treatment area &

Get One 50% OFF* New patients only. Expires 1/31/15.

*Buy one CoolSculpting treatment at full price and receive one of equal or lesser value at 50% OFF. Limit one (1) “Buy One Get One 50% OFF” per person throughout the term of this promotion. Offer valid while supplies last on CoolSculpting Treatments purchased prior to January 31, 2015. Must complete a complimentary CoolSculpting Consultation at Evolution Aesthetics Centers prior to purchasing treatments. Must purchase all applicable treatments in full at time of booking. Prices exclude tax. Not applicable to previous purchases. No refunds or exchanges. No cash value. Not valid with any other offers, discounts, special promotions or prohibited by law. Must mention “Buy One Get One 50% OFF” at time of booking consultation and at time of purchase.

BEFORE

8 WEEKS AFTER COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENT Procedure by Leyda E. Bowes, MD (-6 pounds)

Coolsculpting® is also for Men! If you’re a man looking to eliminate stubborn fat in problem areas such as the chest, back, waist and/or stomach, CoolSculpting may be the treatment you’ve been waiting for!

Call Evolution Aesthetic Center for a FREE consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for Coolsculpting®.

Evolution Aesthetics Centers • 480-656-5311 • Lewis Heller M.D. • 7450 E Pinnacle Peak Road #258, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 • www.evolutionaesthetics.com

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BEAUTY AT ITS BEST

Three spots to get you looking and feeling your best Ready for some pampering? Head to these three spots at The Shops at Hilton Village

Mood Swings Salon

European Wax Center

Kalologie 360 Spa

The Mood Swings team is skilled in everything from hair cutting and coloring techniques to aromatherapy and reflexology. Services are accompanied with a Sensory Experience, a concept created by AVEDA and embraced by the whole team at Mood Swings. Any client who walks through the doors may receive a stress-relieving scalp massage, hand facial, or a finishing touch to their make-up—free of charge. It’s what sets them apart from other salons and creates a sense of individualized service. 480.968.0268; www.moodswingssalon.com.

Great brows do make a difference! European Wax Center invites you to feel refreshed and pampered with their fullservice waxing for both men and women. European Wax Center is a premier national provider of waxing services, offering a high-end setting and quality service. 480.968.0268; www.waxcenter.com.

From the minute you walk inside Kalologie’s doors, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to treat members and guests to the best spa services all under one convenient roof. Kalologie 360 Spa combines the latest in rejuvenating skin care, restorative massage, expert waxing, and glowing tanning services. The spa offers extended hours so you can enjoy the benefit of spa services any day of the week. 480.788.2360; www.kalologie.com/ hilton-village-scottsdale.

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1st Scottsdale

for the beautiful smile

D E N TA L

trust the experts you’ve always wanted

Dr. Sroujieh :: Dental Implant Surgery Expert Over the past 15 years, Dr. Sroujieh has had extensive training in the placement and restoration of dental implants, becoming an expert in full mouth reconstruction using his expertise in dental implantology. He attended the Dyna Center in Holland as well as Baylor University in Texas for advanced implant training. Dr. Sroujieh is a Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry as well as being a member of the American Dental Association, He continually attends advanced seminars and prides himself on providing his patients the highest quality care.

Dr. Nejad :: Cosmetic and General Dentistry Expert Dr. Nejad has been in the dental field for 12 years, changing the lives of many people with her excellence in cosmetic dentistry. She started as a dental hygienist and then began attending dental school at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Dr. Nejad is very involved in the Arizona dental community and organizes fundraising events in support of the under served population’s dental needs. She is a proud member of the Women For ATSU (A.T. Still University). Dentistry is her passion and she is dedicated to providing the best care to her patients by staying up to date with the latest in dental technology. She respects her patients time and values their trust by treating each patient with honesty and gentleness.

Providing the finest quality care in a relaxed and caring environment. We are a full service dental office located in beautiful Scottsdale on Hayden Road just south of Shea. Our dentists have been providing great dental care in the Phoenix area for many years and pride themselves on quality as well as service. We use the latest in dental technology combined with good old fashioned care and concern. We use all digital x-rays and can show you what we see with intraoral cameras. Our staff is warm and caring and will always take the time to see that you understand your needs and treatments as well as any insurance benefits you may have.

Complete Exam and x-rays for

59 New patients only $

COMPLEMENTARY Cosmetic and Implant Consultation

10304 N. Hayden Rd. Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 | 480.922.5555 | 1stscottsdaledental.com

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allure

UNMASK A NEW YOU

Sea Do

Bioelements Kerafole With seaside ingredients like algae and kelp, this deeply purging mask dives deep to naturally purify, calm and tone the skin for a dewy radiance. $48 at www.bioelements.com.

Masks to coax the best from your complexion BY LISA KASANICKY

If you’re anything like me and the rest of the entire U.S. population, you’ve polished off your last gingerbread cookie for a while. The time to trade in the spoils of the holiday season starts now, and to kick it off, start with your skin. Get your complexion back on track with a luxe rejuvenating facial mask. Masks not only zero in on various skin concerns, but they encourage you to slow down and take a tranquil time-out.

Look Alive

Karin Herzog Essential Mask If you’ve been told “you look tired” one too many times lately, fight back with this fatigue-busting mask formulated with active oxygen and vitamin A to plump, brighten and restore hydration. $60 at www.karinherzog.com.

Clay Day

Clairvoyant French Clay Mask with DMAE Deep clean pores with the detoxifying power of French pink clay and the firming, toning boost of DMAE. $30 at www.clairvoyantbeauty.com.

Oh, Honey

HollyBeth Organics Grits & Honey Scrub Massage this golden Tupelo honey and ground cornmeal mask onto your skin for a simple and delicious way to banish dead skin and naturally replenish moisture. $25 at www.hollybethorganics.com.

Bye Dry

Save Face

Cecilia Wong Skincare Rescue Blemish Peel Mask Pestered by post-holiday breakouts? Make a three-minute date with this natural peel that calls on citrus, sage leaf and spearmint extracts to exfoliate, unclog and brighten skin. $68 at www.ceciliawongskincare.com.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Recovery Masque Do you look in the mirror and see a dull, blah complexion staring back at you? Slather on this super replenishing mask with concentrated vitamins A, C, E and F to de-stress and reenergize lackluster skin. $48 at www.dermalogica.com.

Calm Balm

Kora Hydrating Mask Formulated with exotic noni fruit extract along with vital vitamins and minerals, this calming mask refines pores, lifts dead skin cells, and promotes healthy tissue rejuvenation. $52 at www.koraorganics.com.

Our resident spa and beauty maven Lisa Kasanicky is founder of AZSpaGirls.com and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways.

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Permanent makeup perfect for every age! 20’s, 30’s, 40’s

50’s

60+

Being a blue eyed blond I was worried that my eyebrows would look done but Rachell has been custom blending her own colors for each person for over twenty years so I trusted her to get the right shade and shape. I love the arch she gave me! It was like getting an instant lift! I get so many compliments on how my eyeliner enhances my lash line and makes my blue eyes just pop! But it still looks super natural! —Tina Clemmons President/Owner De Novo Scan, Clinical Thermography

I am a breast cancer survivor and my Doctor trusts her patients to Rachell for the final phase of Breasthetics (3-d nipple tattoo and areola restoration) after breast cancer. My tatas are gorgeous thanks to Rachell! After that I totally trusted her to do my eyeliner, which I loved, so then I even did my Eyebrows and Lips! —Ellen Elson Realtor/Luxury Private Listings

I was most impressed with Rachell’s conservative approach to permanent makeup, she really stresses you can always add more and that made me comfortable. She is such a color genius and so experienced. I love that now I can just get up and go. —Dawn Billings Heartlink Founder, Creator of Primary Colors Personality Test

For over 20 years Rachell Hall has eased the makeup woes of an international clientele with her exclusive perfected signature procedures. Be beautiful at breakfast and still look fresh at four! Work out or go out your permanent make up will be perfect! Save time with any procedure. Always natural, always pretty, always perfect. Don't you deserve wash and wear beauty? • Powder soft eyebrows create the illusion of fullness, frame your eyes with the perfect arch, and of course save all that time in the morning! • Smokey eyeliner, never smears, enhances your lash line and eliminates daily tugging at delicate eye tissue • Custom contoured lips- naturally full and blushed lips with contour and colors blended just for you! • Restores lip fullness without the "duck lip effect" and eliminates lipstick bleeding into fine lines • Breasthetics, 3-d nipple areola restoration post mastectomy

The B E Holid ST Gift E ay Makin ver! g life sim her beaut ply iful.

"My motto is Classic Beauty, nothing trendy. Nobody wants to look like they had their makeup tattooed on! That’s why all my signature treatments are designed to look soft and natural. Remember you can always add more! My clients never wake up Wednesday morning with Saturday night makeup! Classy, classic and conservative is my specialty look.

REFERRED BY THE VALLEY'S FINEST PLASTIC SURGEONS AND ESTHETICIANS

480.368.9239

Make your life simply beautiful! CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 10613 North Hayden Road, Ste J-103 | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 | www.RachellHall.com

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MODERN CHINOISERIE Add some new accents to your home BY ANDREA J. BAZILUS

In honor of Chinese New Year next month, get your home ready by adding a little Chinoiserie. From dragon-embossed stationery to pagoda-inspired lighting, these accents are sure to add some eclectic design flair to any modern space.

(Clockwise from top left) “Addition” side chair, Jonathan Adler, $1,695-$2,195 at Jonathan Adler, 602.957.3056. “Bamboo Tower Chandelier,” $495 at Shades of Light, www.shadesoflight.com. “Preston” side table with drawer, Jonathan Adler, $995 at Jonathan Adler.

Dragon table lamp, Jonathan Adler, $695 at Jonathan Adler.

“Clouded Vision” paint, price varies, at Dunn Edwards.

“Chinese Chippendale Mirror,” $669 at Shades of Light.

Personalized Chaing Mai Dragon: Monogram & Motif stationary, F. Schumacher, $1,965 for 100 at www.dempseyandcarroll.com.

“Surfside” paint, price varies, at Dunn Edwards.

“Hybrid Valdrada” fruit and dessert plate, Saletti, $40.60.

“Sweet Potato” paint, price varies at Dunn Edwards, 480.483.3131.

“Hybrid Eusapia” dinner plate, Saletti, $72.50 at www.salettinorthamerica.com.

Andrea J. Bazilus is an interior designer and the owner of Red Egg Design Group. She can be contacted at 480.619.9930 or www.redeggdesigngroup.com.

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Vermaland, LLC

“THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN THE LAND BUSINESS”

CONTACT US FOR EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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wheels

vital stats: Base Price: $25,420

2015 FORD F-150

Price as Tested: $42,380 Seating: 5 Engine: 2.7-Liter V6 EcoBoost

Ford’s new aluminum F-150 will change your life

Horsepower: 325-hp Fuel Economy: 19/26 City-Highway Fab Features: Impressive “Military Strength” aluminum body Improved fuel economy and towing capacity Quiet, refined ride and handling

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BY JIM PRUETER

t’s been the best-selling truck in the United States for the last 37 years straight and the best-selling vehicle—car or truck—for the past 17 years. So successful is the Ford F-150 pickup that someone in the U.S. buys a new F-150 every 41 seconds, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Last year, Ford sold so many F-150s that if you lined them up bumperto-bumper, they would stretch from Los Angeles to New York City. Still, you say you’re not buying a pickup… ever! While that may be true, Ford’s new F-150 could still change your life for the better. To begin, all automakers are facing tough new fuel-economy standards that require them to virtually double their fleetwide average to 54.5 miles per gallon by SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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2025. And, if fully one-third of your sales come from gas-guzzling pickup trucks like they do at Ford Motor Company, you’ve got a real challenge on your hands. Since 2009, Ford has been secretly testing all-aluminum-body pickup trucks, combined with expensive high-strength steel frames. That cut the truck’s weight by 770 pounds over its predecessor. Fewer pounds allow smaller engines to get excellent performance, and to consume less fuel. As a result, the new F-150 averages about five to 20 percent better fuel economy. Spread that savings across about 700,000 trucks sold per year over the last decade, and that amounts to millions of gallons of gas saved. There aren’t enough Toyota Priuses to come even close to saving that much gas. However, all the buzz about the aluminum structure has overshadowed other fantastic changes Ford made to the truck, like massaging seats, 360-degree cameras for parking, and off-roading assistance. And, payload and towing capacities are substantially higher, courtesy of the lower vehicle weight. There’s also a roomier cabin, bigticket safety items, smarter technology with Ford’s Sync voice command systems, and a tailgate that lowers via a button on the key fob. With the Park Assist option, the F-150 can even park itself. So while your next new car may not be an F-150, analysts seem to agree that the business case for aluminum will turn out to be one of the smartest moves in automotive history. For now, competitors are watching from the sidelines—but don’t be surprised if your next new car is made out of aluminum. Automotive writer Jim Prueter is a spokesperson for AAA, and his auto reviews and travel stories appear nationally in print and online. You can catch him on several local TV stations, and can reach him at jmprueter@yahoo.com.

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GARAGE CANDY... DRIVE DELICIOUSLY!

SHOP THE FINEST SELECTION OF IMPECCABLE PRE-OWNED EUROPEAN AUTOMOBILES Audi | BMW | Mercedes-Benz | Porsche | Jaguar | Land Rover | Volvo & Other Select Makes

CERTIFIED EUROPEAN AUTO SALES & SERVICE

www.iAUTOHAUS.com

• Trades Welcome • 1.99% Financing OAC • Extended Warranties • Indoor Showroom • Bosch Authorized Service Department

1876 E. Broadway Rd | Tempe, AZ 85282 | SALES 480.317.0777 | SERVICE 480.317.0783

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haute property

A TIMELESS ESTATE IN A COVETED LOCALE BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

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ocation, location, location. This custom estate by Betrand is located on a premier cul-de-sac lot in the coveted Cactus Acres neighborhood in Scottsdale. The home is 5,754 square feet, with five spacious bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. Indoors, you’ll enjoy such features as a dream chef’s kitchen with a large island and wraparound breakfast bar; a great room with a Cantera fireplace and a handcrafted media center; a master retreat with a fireplace and separate sitting area; and so many other welcoming details.

Outdoors is a true oasis, set on an acre-plus lot, with a pool, spa, ramada with a fireplace, travertine patios, builtin grill, in-ground trampoline, expansive grass areas, and meticulous landscape design. 10201 E. Cholla St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Offered at $2,100,000 with Monica Monson and Barry Van Patten with Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 480.250.0848 or monica@monsonluxurygroup.com.

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places

THE ULTIMATE VACATION PLAYGROUND

From a 141-acre water park to a casino, top-notch restaurants, nightclubs, and more, Atlantis is the ultimate vacation destination BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

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ooking for paradise? It’s right here, at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas (www.atlantisbahamas.com). Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway where you can lay on the beach, relax at a spa, and be pampered to the point where you feel like royalty, or you’re seeking a family adventure complete with water slides, river rides, an aquarium and adventures, Atlantis offers the ultimate getaway. Here, you’ll experience luxury redefined, a place that has something for everyone, from honeymooners to families to those just seeking the ultimate getaway experience. Amidst exquisite architecture, lush

foliage, and expanses of pools, oceans and water experiences, there is no detail that hasn’t been thought of here. Want to simply relax? Grab a spot on the pristine white sand beach, or at one of the many gorgeous pools. When you’re ready for some adventure, head over to Aquaventure, the resort’s 141-acre water park. There are high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride (with rapids!), and more—think a water slide that takes you via a tunnel through an aquarium complete with sharks, a slide with a 60-foot almost vertical drop, and so much more. If you’re traveling with young kids, they’ll enjoy the Mayan-themed children’s pool and water playground. The Dig area of the resort lets you explore the streets and tunnels that represent the lost city of Atlantis while viewing amazing marine life exhibits, from six-foot Moray Eels to venomous Indo-Pacific Ocean Lionfish. There’s also a touch tank aquarium filled with conch, starfish, sea urchins, crabs and horseshoe crabs. Always dreamed of interacting with dolphins or sea lions? You can do that, too, at the resort’s Dolphin Cay, a 14-acre marine habitat and dolphin rescue-rehabilitation facility. Other water activities include snorkeling, scuba, snuba, walking on the bottom of the Shark Exhibit (with special protective gear, of course!), and JANUARY 2015 |

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EARRINGS: Gold rhinestone chandelier earrings, $44. NECKLACE: Multi-chain silver and gold necklace, $44. DRESS: Gray pleated A-line dress, The Vintage Shop, $84. BRACELET: Silver cutout cuff, $44. All at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. BOOTIES: Shiny gray suede cutout booties, Vince Camuto, $169 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869. AUTOMOBILE: Lot 5090. 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster. Original drivetrain, unmodified body and original sunburst wheels. An extremely rare chance to win a true factory spec 427 street Cobra. Restoration photo diary included with the car.

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EARRINGS: Cream and gold lace earrings, $29. NECKLACE: Large gold and stone necklace, $44. DRESS: Black and cream striped dress, Jealous Tomato, $64. BRACELET: Gold rhinestone bracelet, $35. All at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. SHOES: Black snakeskin stretch heels, Jessica Simpson, $110 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869. AUTOMOBILE: Lot 5089. 1937 Delahaye 135 m Roadster 2 door. Delahaye 135M, 4 speed manual gearbox, attributed to coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi of Paris. Rediscovered in Algeria, a region of North Africa, in the early 1970s.

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EARRINGS: Gold multi-beaded earrings, $42. NECKLACE: Gold beaded multi-layer necklace, $54. DRESS: Black dress with white collar, SJ style USA, $89. All at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. AUTOMOBILE: Lot 5087. 1949 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Coupe Franay. This Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport, chassis number 110123, is one of eight built on the same short chassis used on the Grand Prix cars. It is one of only three Grand Sports, including one roadster and two coupes, built with Franay coachwork.

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EARRINGS: Gold bar earrings, $34. NECKLACE: Long gold rhinestone pendant necklace, $59. JACKET: Black faux leather and chiffon moto jacket, Fate, $71. TOP: Red V-neck shirt, Last Tango, $67. SKIRT: Black textured skirt, Last Tango, $47. All at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. BOOTIES: Black calf platform booties, Donald Pliner, $248 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869. AUTOMOBILE: Lot 5035. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible l88 Race Car. 1968 L88 Corvette convertible Yenko Sunray DX race car. Sold on Bill of Sale only.

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EARRINGS: Silver chandelier earrings, $39. NECKLACE: Silver three-dot necklace, $39. DRESS: Slate cowl neck mini dress with chain detail cuffs, Sky, $215. All at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. SHOES: Charcoal rhinestone heels, Calvin Klein, $139 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869. AUTOMOBILE: Lot 5081. 1927 Isotta Fraschini Lebaron 8a s Dual Cowl Phaeton. Of the handful of automotive concerns that launched the Brass Era during the early 20th century, none so epitomized unbridled size and luxury as the Milanese manufacturer Isotta Fraschini.

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EARRINGS: Long circle earrings, $39. NECKLACE: Black rock pendant, $44. DRESS: Scarlett turtleneck dress, Mickey & Jenny, $115. RING: Gold rock ring, $34. All at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. BOOTIES: Black suede buckle booties, Gianni Bini, $99.99 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869. AUTOMOBILE: Lot 5043. 1960 Pininfarina X Sedan. 1960 Pininfarina X-Sedan designed to test the limits of aerodynamic efficiency, a testament to the Space Age craze of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Scottsdale Leadership’s 15th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

This luncheon by Scottsdale Leadership at DoubleTree by Hilton honored various award recipients. The featured speaker was Ray Anderson, ASU’s new athletic director.

Jenna Biancavilla and Jill Wroblewski

Jim McVeigh and Marion Kelly

Tony Moya and Stephanie Whyte

Maureen Arigi and Emily Garzolini

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We are the European Auto Experts Joel and Shannon Barthelemy

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The 55th Annual Heart Ball PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

This year’s Heart Ball, a black-tie event at the Arizona Biltmore, featured the theme “Share Your Heart.” The event benefited the American Heart Association.

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7th Annual Holiday Wine Soiree PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

Presented by the Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club and held at the W Scottsdale, this event featured wine tastings, appetizers, a wine pull, and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event benefited various local charities.

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Jessica Cote and Siobhan Richards

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Andrea Daly, Irene Storette and Joan Brock

Bonnie Radow and Mary Beth Stern

Dr. Art Radow and Jaime Radow

Holiday Trunk Show PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

This event, held at the Paradise Valley Design Center, featured handmade jewelry from designer Bonnie Radow. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Cycle for the Cure to benefit the TGEN Foundation Center Research.

Margie Wolfe and Sandra Godbehere

Robyn Debell and Lynne Kitei

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Sally Odegard, Deanna Clarkson Smith and Susie Welsley

Jenna Raskin and Joan Raskin

Janele Bergstrom, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Josette Sullins

6th Annual Heart & Soul Luncheon PHOTOS BY RONÂ NACHTWEY

This luncheon was held by Soul Sanctuary in the Desert at Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain. The event, which included an awards ceremony, was emceed by Tara Hitchcock and raised funds for the organization. Peter G. Thomas, Michelle King Robson, Missy Anderson and Al Molina

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Founder Yen Reis and Medical Director Dr. Kelli R. Favata, M.D. were on hand to celebrate the opening of this new location at Scottsdale Quarter. This is the first Skin Laundry location in the state.

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61st Annual Fashion Show Luncheon PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

Callie Jones and Laura Westfall

This 61st annual event by The Board of Visitors (BOV) was a fundraiser that not only heralded the holiday season, but highlighted the organization’s Flower Girls. The fashion show showcased styles from Dillard’s, which were modeled by the Flower Girls, grandchildren of the BOV members, and professional models. The event was held at the Arizona Biltmore.

Joanne Klonoski and Debbie Mulholland

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Susan Palmer-Hunter and Pam Ward

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Pitch 4 Kidz Celebrity Dinner

Monique and Doug Henry

PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

MLB players were on hand at this celebrity dinner at Grayhawk Golf Club that raised funds to provide scholarships for children. Live entertainment was provided by recording artist Raquel Aurilia, as well as comedian Lawyer Johnson. There were also live and silent auctions.

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Sharon Kelly and Mark Wear

Sarah Marshall and Lauren Shadid

Ronelle Remlinger and Cheryl Dib

Jim Heynen and Larry Grinwis

Steve and Becki Scarsone

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Carol Heimann and Nancy Knoche

David Soltau and Maria White

24th Annual Duet Poinsettia Tea PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

Held at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch, attendees not only enjoyed an afternoon tea, but a living history performance by “’Eleanor Roosevelt,” played by Kate Campbell Stevenson. The event benefited Duet.

Karen Harrison and Deborah Stewart

Kay Zimmerman and Anne Corssen

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6th Annual Fashion STARS

Mirav Bradshaw and Lorri Gregory

PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

There was brunch, champagne, and a fashion show at this event by Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS). The fashion show featured clothes from Fashion by Robert Black, as well as a private collection by designer William Travilla. Eloisa Lee

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Elegant and artful dishes. Creative cocktails. A unique vibe. Sushi Pearl Restaurant and Social Club (formerly known as The Pearl Sushi Lounge & Bomber Bar), has reopened as a completely new experience. A mix of sushi bar, restaurant and lounge, Sushi Pearl offers a menu complete with fresh, local ingredients as the mainstays of the Asian-accented, contemporary American cuisine menu. EntrĂŠes include Scallop Udon, Filet Mignon, and Beef Short Ribs. And of course, the outstanding sushi like the Eruption Roll pictured above. 4252 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.947.3275; www.culturedpearlaz.com. BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTO BY LOUIS HERNANDEZ

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DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS The local spots that offer petfriendly patios (no Fido, you don’t have to stay home!) BY TARYN JEFFRIES

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ou think of them as your children and very rarely like to leave the house without them. If you could bring them to work, they would be by your side every day of the week. If you could take them out to dinner with you—oh, wait! You can! While not all restaurants welcome your canine companions, there are some really great pet-friendly patios around town to choose from. Whether or not you drop a morsel or two under the table is completely up to you.

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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” –Roger Caras K O’Donnell’s Sports Bar & Grill 14850 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale 480.922.7200; www.kodonnells.com Have a pup that loves football as much as you? Bring them down to K O’Donnell’s to watch the game with you on their extra-large patio. The comfortable area features an extensive misting system for those dog days of summer and hardworking heaters in the colder months. There are also a number of TVs on the patio, and in the event that things get a little noisy, the wait staff will happily bring a speaker to your table so you can hear your game. There are so many options on the menu that you will easily find something for everyone. Their Loaded Nachos make for the perfect game day fare; piled high with melted cheddar and jack cheeses, refried beans, jalapeños, onions, tomatoes, black olives and sour cream. You can add in chicken, steak or chorizo for a little more bite.

Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen 20511 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale 480.397.9585; www.kaleandclover.com Whether you pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you and your pooch will always be welcome at Kale & Clover. You will both enjoy the clean and modern setting, as well as the carefully crafted menu. A huge emphasis is put on using responsibly sourced and seasonal ingredients, as well as those ingredients with nutritional benefits and flavor profiles. The mostly vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu offers items that will appeal to even the most persnickety of eaters (although, you always have the option of adding your choice of protein to their dishes). The Avocado Summer Rolls are the perfect introduction to this clean meal, made with pickled vegetables, just the right amount of mint, and house made sambas. For something to stick to your ribs, but not your hips, try their Seared Salmon, which is served with red quinoa, marinated cherry tomatoes and avocado, and dressed with a light herb vinaigrette.

Taggia 4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480.424.6095; www.taggiascottsdale.com Taggia is one of those restaurants that allows you to check off a number of categories. They offer amazing Italian-inspired cuisine in a beautiful setting. The environment is the perfect backdrop for everything from a casual business meeting to a romantic dinner, depending on where you sit. Need to pop in and out for a quick work week lunch, with or without clients to entertain? If so, they have a special Power Lunch menu. Best of all, if you’re out and JANUARY 2015 |

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about with your furry four-legged friend, you can have lunch on their pet-friendly patio in comfort, day or night. If you are looking to linger over some deserving dishes, the Gnocchi option is an exciting combination of potato gnocchi, pork belly, green beans, delicate fontina, and pistachio. The gnocchi are surprisingly light, and the complexity of the flavors is bound to please the most demanding of taste buds.

The Standard Kitchen & Cocktails 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480.393.3801; www.thestandardfreshkitchen.com You and your pooch will be right at home on the expansive patio at The Standard—the plush couches and chairs provide a great place to relax and share a meal with friend, both the furry and furfree kind. The menu features many offerings that sound like typical fare, but upon further investigation, you’ll find that each dish has been given its own unique flair. The Deviled Eggs are made with pickled shallots, herbed goat cheese and fresh dill. In the mood for some tacos? The Duck Confit Tacos aren’t a typical option. The rich flavor of the duck is elevated by the addition of apple slaw, orange chili gastrique, and shaved manchego. Though you may not want to share with Fido, you both will certainly enjoy the Brisket Enchilada entrée. The enchiladas are made with tender brisket, green chile, a light but flavorful butternut squash purée that imparts a little sweetness, cojita cheese and yes, a fried egg, all nestled in a corn tortilla. You may want to keep that one to yourself—it would be hard to get your pooch back on kibble after that!

Summit Diner 32531 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480.575.6562; www.summitdineraz.com Out for a morning run with man’s best friend and find that you are both in need of a rest and maybe a bite to eat? Summit Diner will hit the spot whether you are looking for a healthy option or a more comforting choice. Looking for something on the lighter side? Start your day off with one of Summit’s omelets made with egg whites. The Greek Omelet is a great choice; the gyro meat imparts a special layer of flavor to the taste that you are used to, along with onions, peppers, tomatoes, and a bit of feta cheese. The Vegetarian Scramble is also a great light option, created with just about every fresh vegetable that you can think of. In the interest of fairness, sometimes a comfort meal is in order and this menu has you covered on that end of the spectrum, as well. From Eggs Benedict to Crepes, Biscuits and Gravy or French Toast, decadence abounds. | SO SCOTTSDALE!

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ver the past decade, Arizona winemaking has transformed into a respected, multi-million dollar industry. Reports of the White House sipping on Arizona wines, coupled with news that multiple James Beard House Dinners have featured local brands, only amplify–and expedite–its popularity nationwide. So, as Arizona winemakers work toward planting as many as 1,300 acres over the next year, it begs the question: Which local wines are the hottest? We take a look at some of the higher-end wines now available.

border of France and Italy, this varietal is so coveted that the winery limits customers to just three bottles each. This wine was the first where the winemaker used submerged cap fermentation on a few of the components– and was a success on so many levels that the 2013 and 2014 releases will be wholly developed using the process. $65/bottle. Blend: Mainly Sangiovese with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and just a dash of Barbera.

Callaghan Vineyard–Caitlin’s 2009

Aged nearly two years in 100% new French and Polish oak, this powerful wine offers an earthy texture and spicy black fruit. Though some note it will reach its full potential in about five years, it is already a crown jewel of Callaghan’s award-winning bottles. $50/ bottle. Blend: 60% Petit Verdot, 40% Merlot, and both Cabernets.

Pillsbury Wine Company—2012 Guns & Kisses

This intense co-ferment from Sam Pillsbury’s Estate high-altitude grown vines is its finest ever. The winemaker hung the fruit four weeks longer than usual, hand-harvested and fermented it with native yeasts, then aged it 12 months in neutral oak. The result? Explosive intensity. $55/bottle. Blend: 94.5% Shiraz, 2.5% Symphony, 3% Grenache.  

Alcantar –2012 Confluence

The flavor is as deep and rich as the color–not to mention well balanced to even the most discerning palates. $40/bottle. Blend: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot.      

Page Springs Cellars–2012 ECIPS

With this special blend, the brain trust at Page Springs began by setting aside the spiciest Arizona-grown wines from each of the batches in the cellar and setting out to create a blend made famous in Southern France. And its odd name? An acronym given by wine club members, short for “Enjoy ’Cause It’s Practically Sex.” Enough said. $32/bottle. Blend: 28% Syrah, 27% Mourvedre, 22% Grenache, 9% Petite Sirah, 7% Counoise, 7% Tannat.

Javalina Leap–2012 Legacy Zinfandel

Old World-style wine from seven-year-old vines. The taste is fruit-forward and jammy, and clearly meant to be paired with meats, with hints of chocolate and a touch of pepper left on the tongue. $55/bottle. Blend: No blend here—100% estate Zinfandel grapes.

Lawrence Dunham–2011 Signature Petite Syrah

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Thi is named “Signature” due to Dunham’s belief that Petit Syrah is meant to be the signature grape of the Chiricahua Mountains where it grows. And he might be onto something–this was among the wines honored by the Arizona Republic and Arizona Wine Growers Association as a “Wine of Distinction.” $40/bottle. Blend: 100% Petite Syrah aged in American oak.

Arizona Stronghold–2010 Lozen

An award-winning wine a dozen times over that almost wasn’t. In 2010, the winery suffered both frost and heat damage, which ripened the grapes ahead of schedule. The result was a lower alcohol level, but an exponentially darker, richer final product. $40/bottle. Blend: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 14% Malbec

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DINING GUIDE BY TARYN JEFFRIES

KEY $ $10 or less $$ Up to $30 $$$ Up to $60 $$$$ Over $60

Approximate price a meal for one person, with drink, tax + tip.

NOTE: Restaurants are randomly selected from a rotating master list. While the information about each restaurant is routinely checked, changes can occur. Please confirm all information, and we solicit your help in correcting any errors found in this guide. If you wish to have your restaurant considered for inclusion in this directory or have any corrections for this list, please email michelle@soscottsdale.com.

AMERICAN

BLUE 32 SPORTS GRILL Blue 32 has all the accoutrements that a food and sports lover needs—buffalo wings, nachos, burgers and beer. What you may not know is that they also have a pretty great salad and sandwich selection. Their Monte Cristo is a frontrunner in the sandwich department, and their Candied Pecan and Goat Cheese Salad is also intriguing. They also offer a variety of local and craft brews. 7293 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.5350; www.blue32sportsgrill.com; $$ KALE & CLOVER Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kale & Clover is focuses on providing clean and healthy food and drinks, giving diners the option to eat in, take out, or pick up a readymade meal on the go. The menu is mainly vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, and uses responsibly-sourced, seasonal ingredients that are complementary. There are also a few options for your carnivorous friends! The Avocado Summer Rolls and Faux Pho are sure to big hits, no matter what your diet preference. 20511 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; $$ LUCKY’S BURGERS & HOTDOG GRILL Fast food that’s accessible to most all diets? Hard to believe, but it’s true. Lucky’s Burgers & Hotdog Grill promises quick service, regardless if you opt to dine in or have your food delivered (yes, delivered). The ingredients here are never frozen or mass produced. You’ll find their offerings to be gluten-, allergen- and nitrate-free, but still incredibly flavorful. There are also a variety of sides to choose from, such as the South Texas Fried Pickles, Paris Texas Red Yam Fries, or their zesty Louisiana Cajun Waffle Fries. 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix; 602.457.7776; www.luckysburgers.com; $$

PIG & PICKLE The Pig & Pickle does an excellent job combining the casual vibe of a barbeque joint with the sophistication most have come to expect from Scottsdale restaurants. The menu items are exciting and inventive, making sure there are items that are familiar and approachable, as well as some offerings for the more adventurous. Their Pork Shank is a thing of beauty. They also have a special late night menu—and let’s be real, you can’t go wrong with a spot that has specialty tots on the menu! 2922 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.1407; www.pigandpickle.com; $$ TOM’S THUMB FRESH MARKET An artisan market, car wash, wine bar and bbq joint all in one place? Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market is a one-stop-shop for all the things you didn’t know you needed. Enjoy their Brisket Sandwich or a half rack of St. Louis Ribs, get your car washed and detailed, and pick up a unique gift all at this eclectic and charming spot. 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.8186; www.tomsthumbfreshmarket.com; $$ THE UPTON It goes without saying that The Upton, housed in what used to be Petite Maison, has some very big shoes to fill. It appears, however, that Chef Chris Schlattman is up for the challenge and that he’s on familiar turf. As the former Petite sous chef, he’s very familiar with the kitchen, and has made some swift changes to make the place his own. The outdoor seating has been expanded, and the menu displays a love of food and experimentation like the Miso Vegan Ramen or the Sous Vide steak. 7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale; 480.991.6887; www.theuptonaz.com; $$ VILLAGE TAVERN Offering up comfort food at its best, Village Tavern has an extensive menu with something for everyone, and provides an environment as cozy as their dishes. From burgers, pizzas, and salads to steaks and fish tacos, you’ll have a hard time picking a favorite. Opt for their Grilled Meatloaf for a new spin on an old favorite. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.6445; www.villagetavern.com; $$

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OSHA THAI CAFÉ This restaurant, set into a strip mall, serves up top-notch authentic Thai cuisine. The menu is extensive, offering everything from appetizers, soups, salads, stir-fry, curries, and seafood, as well as rice and noodle dishes. Enjoy everything from the Panang to the Fisherman’s Net to Pad Thai. It’s definitely worth the trip. 10953 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 480.767.1440; www.oshathaicafe.com; $$ SUSHI KO RESTAURANT Touted by some as the Japanese restaurant where the Japanese eat, Sushi Ko has a reputation of providing authentic fare and hospitality. The portions are generous, and the restaurant features a variety of specialty items, especially during happy hour. If someone in your party is not keen on sushi, the salad options here are fresh, light and filling. 9301 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.860.2960; www.sushikoscottsdale.com; $$ JANUARY 2015 |

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guide SUSHI ROKU Sushi Roku offers a bold and diverse menu that incorporates non-traditional ingredients to create art on your plate. They offer a unique culinary experience while melding new ideas and techniques into their menu. With exciting dishes like Salmon Sashimi Carpaccio and American Kobe Meatballs, as well as intriguing sushi creations, your meal is guaranteed to be an experience to remember. 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.2121; www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/sushiroku; $$$ TOTTIE’S ASIAN FUSION Bringing together the best of Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines, Tottie’s creates signature dishes out of these four dynamic cuisines. The décor is enhanced with works from local artists, which adds to the charm of the space. The menu is separated by cuisine, to make finding your favorite dishes easier. Creative dishes, reasonable prices, and attentive service make this spot a must-try. 6204 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley; 480.998.8220; www.tottiesasianfusion.com; $$ YUME SUSHI GRILL Yume is home to a meld of sushi and Korean dishes living in mouthwatering harmony. The varied menu here is sure to have something for everyone in your party. From their Chicken Bulgogi, Vege Udon to the many sushi and sashimi combinations, you’ll receive hearty portions for reasonable prices with a side of attentive service. 16459 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.247.8708; www.yumesushigrill. com; $$

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BOOTLEGGERS MODERN AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE After the huge success of the first Bootleggers location in North Phoenix, a second location was now opened in Old Town. With a rustic yet modern décor, traditional barbeque dishes with a kick, and a clever nod to the Prohibition era with an assortment of moonshines, this hot spot shines amongst the trendy hipster joints in the area. Don’t leave without ordering the Bacon Board. 7217 E. 1st St., Scottsdale; 480.404.9984; www.bootleggersaz.com; $$

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BREAKFAST CLUB Busy searching for where the cool kids catch the most important meal of the day? More than likely they are hanging out at the Breakfast Club. This dining spot exists in an effort to evolve your typical eggs and toast into a chic experience with all the casual coolness of a coffee house and the environmental integrity of choosing only local and organic ingredients. They are busy all morning providing clever spins on French toast, benedicts, and biscuits and gravy to ensure that every patron leaves full, happy and ready to face the day. 4400 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.222.2582; www.breakfastclub.us; $$ CAFÉ NORTH Breakfast burritos, when done right, are a thing of beauty. The build-your-own-burritos here at Café North begin with pillowy tortillas of white

or wheat flour. Fresh ingredients add to the joy of crafting your own creations. Their traditional breakfast offerings are equally fresh and healthy. This spot is a little hard to find and is nestled in an office complex, but well worth the journey. 14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.477.6361; $ OVER EASY Sometimes breakfast needs to be just that—no crazy re-imaginations of tried and true dishes. Over Easy is doing breakfast right morning after morning. Their menu features all fromscratch items that conjure up the comfort and charisma of the Midwest. You’ll find your favorite dishes served in large portions and with a smile, time after time. 9375 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale; 480.270.3447; $$ DAILY DOSE With so many delightful options to choose from, you’ll have a hard time picking just one item off of the menu. Eleven omelet variations, seven different benedicts, and eight healthy options will keep you coming back to make sure you try all you can. You’ll find that you receive large portions and attentive and friendly service, and that breakfast here is the perfect way to get going in the morning. 4020 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.3673; www.dailydosegrill.com; $$

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CHEZ VOUS CREPES Parisians Richard and Isabelle Horvath created Chez Vous Crepes to bring a little piece of France to Scottsdale, and this charming spot is a perfect recreation of a classic café. With a fair selection of sweet and savory crepes, as well as classic French sandwiches, a delightful wine menu, and a French-speaking staff, you’ll instantly feel transported. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.443.2575; www.chezvous-az.com; $$ LA PETITE FRANCE With a Frenchman from Cannes at the helm of the kitchen, you can expect to be presented with beautiful and authentic French cuisine. From the Boeuf Bourguignon to their wine list, you’ll find yourself immersed in the culinary culture of Southern France. Be sure to make time to stop in for their weekend brunch. 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.922.3727; www.lapetitefranceaz.com; $$ MERCI FRENCH CAFE & PATISSERIE Don’t let the shopping plaza location fool you— this quaint location is serves up high-quality luxury fare on a daily basis. With spot-on service and consistency, from the predictable and delightful Croque Madame to the velvety smooth texture of their asparagus cream soup, you’re sure to find a generous breakfast, lunch or dinner offering with a sophisticated French twist. Make sure to not leave without their decadent pastries on your way out. 7620 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.2777; www.mercifrenchcafe.com; $

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you won’t be disappointed. From breakfast dishes to pizza to paninis to entrées, they offer everything. There are also cheese tasting plates, salumi tasting plates, and more. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.907.520;  www.pomopizzeria.com; $-$$ LA BOCCA WINE BAR & URBAN KITCHEN This relaxed yet sophisticated wine bar offers 100-plus hand-selected wines, draught and bottled beers, a full bar, house-made lemoncelleo, sangria, and more. The food options include small plates, salads, bruschetta planks, a variety of house-made pastas, and pizzas, all made from locally sourced ingredients. 5415 E. High St., Ste. 127, Phoenix; 480.840.1799; www.laboccanorth.com; $$ PICAZZO’S ORGANIC ITALIAN KITCHEN With a gluten-free and organic menu, you can prepare to have an indulgent-feeling meal with a whole lot less guilt. The Puttanesca pizza is a standout, comes across refined and delightful, and is only one of the 19 specialty gourmet pizzas. They also offer up 21 gluten-free pasta selections. 7325 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.990.2212; www.picazzos.com; $$ POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA This is the only restaurant locally to offer a truly authentic Neapolitan Pizza. In fact, the pizza is certified by the V.P.N. Verace Pizza Napoletana and the A.P.N. Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani from Italy. In addition to authentic Italian pizzas—which are all homemade, of course—Pomo offers salads, soups, pastas and paninis. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.pomopizzeria. com; $ THE SIDE DOOR CORNER STORE The Side Door Corner Store presents an uncomplicated menu that will please any of your diners as easily as your wallet. You are guaranteed great food, prices and service. Choose from a variety of specialties, like their Dumplings de ’Grande, grilled wings, and pizzas with a Brooklyn-style crust. With nothing on the menu over $16, they make dinner an easy choice. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.4484;  www.thesidedooraz.com; $$ TIRAMISU RISTORANTE Charming and romantic, Tiramisu offers up a legitimate Italian experience. Open since 1991, you’ll find this family run restaurant creating exciting and comforting dishes with the freshest possible ingredients. The dining room is very intimate, so reservations are a must. Their Ravioli Mandorle & Crema is an exciting take on ravioli, served in a cream sauce with almonds and cranberries. 10435 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley; www.tiramisuristorante.biz; $$ VITO’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RISTORANTE Vito’s has successfully blended Northern and Southern Italian styles of cooking while using the freshest ingredients, so much so that you will feel like you’re in your Nona’s dining room. Generous servings of Chicken Cannelloni, Seafood Lasagna and Rigatoni alla Vito’s are just some of the customer favorites, as well as their specialty thin crust pizzas, hearty sandwiches and refreshing salads. 10999 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.664.8260; www.vitospizza.com; $$

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ALCHEMY RESTAURANT Looking to relax after a long day, enjoy an elegant meal, and soak in the panoramic views of the Sonoran desert? Alchemy at the CopperWynd Resort awaits you. Grab a comfortable spot on the patio and indulge in their generous crab cakes and a glass of your favorite wine. Once you start to feel the stress slip away, you’ll be ready to lose yourself in your meal and the atmosphere. 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills; 480.333.1880; www.copperwynd.com/dine/ alchemy; $$$ SECOND STORY LIQUOR BAR Love the charm and class of days long ago, but still want top-rated creative dishes and impeccable service? Second Story Liquor Bar has an eclectic menu of cocktails and specialty drinks. Their take on the Gin Fizz and Julep are divine. Their happy hour menu is crafted with delightful munchies that will change your idea of bar food. Try their Maple Glazed Pork Belly, or the perfectly crafted Caprese Burger. 4166 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.5555; www.secondstoryliquorbar. com; $$$

MEDITERRANEAN

NAYA MEDITERRANEAN This Mediterranean spot brings an elevated elegance to what may seem to some as casual fare. The menu is a melding of Middle Eastern- and Italian-style options. Entrées are large enough for sharing, and are priced very well for the size. You can’t go wrong with any of the traditional appetizers, and the Jenne’s Penne might just change the way you look at chicken. 8877 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.355.6600; www.nayaaz.com; $$

the ingredients to shine. This spot has received a plethora of recognition and awards—head over and find out why (just make sure to call ahead for a table!). 7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.284.4777; www.fnbrestaurant. com; $$$ PINK PONY This is not your Grandmother’s Pink Pony! Long known as a staple in Old Town Scottsdale, this spot re-opened with a whole new look and menu. The renovated restaurant features a chef-driven menu, as well as several contemporary updates within the dining room and kitchen. You’ll still be able to order a perfectly prepared steak, as well as a number of wood-fired pizzas and creative appetizers. 3831 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.6697; www.pinkponyscottsdale.com; $$$ POSH IMPROVISATIONAL CUISINE If you are an adventurous eater, this is a great place to treat yourself. Posh lacks a traditional menu; instead of choosing the things you want, you note on a card the things that you would rather do without and how many courses you would like to experience. The kitchen will then create an incredible assortment of “surprise” dishes–a true treat for the true food enthusiast. 7167 E. Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale; 480.663.7671; www.poshscottsdale.com; $$$$

THE STANDARD KITCHEN & COCKTAILS The Standard offers a gorgeous backdrop for a diverse dining experience. If you are in a hurry you can pop into the market side of the restaurant and pick up something to grab and go, but if you have a little time, do yourself a favor and get a table and stay awhile. The Curried Deviled Eggs and Tuna Crudo make a great start for your meal or a way to share a few bites with a friend. The Ahi Tuna Sandwich offers an explosion of flavors and textures in each bite. The tender tuna and crunchy carrot ginger slaw create a perfect bite and the Sriracha mayo brings a little bit of heat to match the sweetness of the carrots. 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.393.3801; www.thestandardfreshkitchen.com; $$

STEAKHOUSE

J & G STEAKHOUSE When making reservations, be sure to ask for a seat by the window and prepare to be wowed by the amazing views of the city. Couple the amazing views with the sophisticated selection of classic dishes with premium meats and the freshest seafood crafted by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and you have a foolproof setting for a special occasion. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.214.8000; www.jgsteakhousescottsdale. com; $$$

MEXICAN

LA HACIENDA A vibrant and upscale environment and menu, housed at the Scottsdale Princess Resort, is elevating Mexican food in the Valley. With a light, ingredient-driven menu, the bold flavors are able to stand out and the artistry of the chefs is apparent on every plate. The table-side Guacamole is always a treat, and their Callo de Hacha y Chicharron is a decadent dinner option. 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale; 480.585.4848; www.scottsdaleprincess.com/dining/la-hacienda; $$$ THE BLIND PIG | HOBE MEATS This clever little spot is home to a café, butcher shop and bar. Pop in and order some specialty cuts of meat and enjoy some impeccable dishes while you wait. The Short Rib Tacos are perfectly tender and hold just the right amount of spice, and the House Rice is an interesting combination of sweet, salty and spicy. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.1055;  www.blindpigaz.com; $$ 

MODERN AMERICAN

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