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Viking is painstakingly handcrafted in Portugal by skilled artisans using only the finest materials, including solid American walnut and luxurious top-grain leathers. Attention to detail is meticulous.

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22 So Scottsdale! April ‘23 Now 57 HOT TICKET Yoga in the Outfield 58 LOWDOWN News to know 62 DO Great upcoming events 64 CALENDAR Noteworthy happenings 68 EVENT Child Crisis Blue Hawaii Gala 70 OUT Going green 72 OUT Patio perfection 74 CULTURE Sedona Spring Open Studios Tour Pulse 35 UP CLOSE Alena Monson of Whats Up Beauty 38 BEAT Julio Enrique Alvarado’s veteran support 40 BEAT Sustainable hospitality with Kristine Short 42 HIS STYLE Meet Sidney Ocansey 44 HER STYLE Meet Megan Tenorio 46 NOTICED Women on the scene Contents

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Change the Chanel


They say spring is a time for new beginnings, but the beautiful season is also known for “spring cleaning.” I’m pretty into constantly decluttering, but I like to do a few big refreshes around the house each year.

One location in the house that constantly needs adjusting is one’s closet. As the weather warms up, there’s plenty of new trends and –although March brought cooler temperatures and spring showers – we’re now trading our pants and sweaters for shorts and tank tops. Those in search of seasonal trends should look no further than page 50, where we caught up with five local designers, aka trendsetters. From hats (check out Ellie White of Mill & Habs on the cover!) and jewelry, to streetwear and golf attire, these designers are sharing all about their brands, passion for design and advice for aspiring artists.

April, in particular, is also a month that many people turn their attention to the environment thanks to Earth Day (April 22). We’re talking simple ways to help Mother Earth in everyday life (page 70) and got to know a local catering company that takes sustainability seriously (page 40). Though not nature related, we’re also “going green” in terms of home decor (page 80), with vibrant dishes at local restaurants (page 108), and at a new restaurant with a real living tree inside of it (page 122).

Additional highlights include a look at Sedona’s annual Spring Open Studios Tour (page 74), the lowdown on Yoga in the Outfield (page 57), berry-filled cocktails (page 104) and the new prix fixe brunch that has everyone on island time at Tommy Bahama (page 105).

Happy spring cleaning to all who celebrate!

All my best, Gabby Leighton


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ENGINEERS ARE BATTLING to stave off earth’s looming climate crisis with electric vehicles, but there’s much more to electric cars than saving on fuel. Sure, you don’t have to spend money on gas; you can drive in the HOV lane to sneak by all other single-passenger drivers; you can put it on autopilot and check your emails, or FaceTime Grandma to ask for her brownie recipe — but let’s not forget the real carbon footprint the manufacturing of electric cars leave on the world. These facts may come as a surprise to you but knowing them will free you from the trappings of marketing and cost-cutting grandeur.

To start, let’s chat about the 6- to 13-year-olds and their parents mining for cobalt and lithium in the People’s Republic of Congo, where 60% of these precious metals come from, without even basic protective equipment. The destruction of their local ecosystems caused by the release of wastewater and other unusable ores, into environments they’re forced to live in due to miniscule wages, should make us consider our moral obligations. Amnesty International has documented children and adults mining cobalt in small tunnels, exposed to dangerous gases.

Now let’s focus on the electric battery found in these sleek, modern cars. Did you know that one metric ton of lithium requires around 500,000 gallons Mazvo

of water to mine? That’s a lot of water, yet we’re concerned about overwatering grass? This electric car battery will lose roughly 10% of its charging power within 3 years, and roughly 3-5% each year after that. By year 5, your electric battery will be at around 75% charging capacity. Furthermore, let’s recognize that the electric car is basically is considered “that old thing” within the first year as so much rapid technology change happens. Who is going pay top dollar for “that old thing” at only 3 years old? The newer, better models will be manufactured faster than the 240-mile distance you can drive before you must charge it again.

Speaking of charging: the average cost per kWh is between $0.40 and $0.70 cents, and you get 3-4 miles for every kWh. The average electric vehicle could require around $30 to be fully-charged. The slowest equipment provides charging through a common residential 120-volt AC outlet. These chargers can take 40-50 hours to charge an electric vehicle, and about 20-60 minutes at a “fast-charge” station.

To break it down, it costs about 17 cents to drive one mile in an average gas-powered vehicle, versus roughly 5 cents to drive one mile in an electric vehicle. If we compare the electric to the gas-powered vehicle, the gas powered

vehicle will essentially cost the owner $29.00 more than the electric vehicle to drive the same 240-mile distance. Where does that $29.00 savings fit in the bigger picture? What is the true cost of value we believe we’re getting?

Let’s chat about purchase prices. In 2022, the average price of an electric vehicle was $61,488, compared with $49,507 for all passenger cars and trucks, according to Kelley Blue Book. That’s roughly $12,000 more upfront cost for an electric vehicle versus gas. Oh, what to do with that extra $12,000? Perhaps start a Starbucks fund?

In the end, we can agree that there’s nothing wrong with an electric vehicle, and no one is speaking negatively about the theories and valuable outcomes of owning and driving them. What we should all recognize is that we cannot make blanket statements like, “I bought and drive an electric vehicle because I’m saving the money and the planet.” These fluffy, feel-good beliefs just aren’t 100% true.

The unspoken emotions that consumers have when purchasing an electric car is a sense of false relevance. The core of the purchase is based on the promise of saving money and the environment, not to mention how proud we are to own that vehicle. Unfortunately, the true value is only recognized when we trade it in to continue the cycle.

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Entrepreneur and influencer Alena Monson on founding her cosmetics and nail brand

When Alena Monson, CEO and founder of Whats Up Beauty, immigrated to the U.S. 10 years ago, her life looked a bit different than it does now.

Monson, who has always had a talent for math and analytics, began her career as a programmer in her home country of Belarus.

She even met her future husband when the two of them collaborated on the same project from opposite sides of the world.

“He was from Arizona, and when I moved here, I wasn’t as prepared as I thought for living in an English-speaking country. Americans talk very fast,” Monson says. “I spent a lot of time on

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social media, which helped me improve, but my analytical brain wouldn’t let me sit still.”

While following English-speaking influencers online, Monson saw many of them successfully launch their own brands and began to wonder what she would do if she was in their shoes. “I’ve always loved makeup and nails and enjoyed high-end products, but I never thought I could make those things a career. I also adored the influencer world. It was exciting to think that one day I could be the creator of a beauty trend.”

Monson started by building an Instagram account from the ground up, making nail art tutorials while teaching herself lighting, videography and editing. As people gravitated to her content, she became even more excited to see how else she could apply her analytical skills to the creative world.

When Monson noticed she was struggling to find the right nail tools in stores, she decided to start a company that met her own high standards for quality and clean ingredients. Whats Up Beauty, which began in her spare room almost nine years ago, has since expanded to a retail location in Chandler Fashion Center, Whats Up Nails; a team of nearly 20 employees around the world; and a thriving online store (

Monson’s audience of over a quarter of a million Instagram followers (@alena.monson) eagerly awaits new product launches, from eyeshadow palettes with matching nail polishes to a wide array of tools for nail art and nail care.

“I’m driven to create clean, high-quality, and wearable products designed to impress and keep customers wondering what’s coming next,” she says. “I spend so much time with my products during development, and what I’ve learned is to trust my instincts.”

A Whole New World

Over the years, Monson has seen her business flourish alongside her confidence. As proof that through hard work, she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to, Monson gradually tackled one of her biggest obstacles – mastering English.

“I used to prefer written communication and having time to use translators and spelling and grammar checkers. With time and practice, my confidence grew along with my conversational English. And Americans are so good with accents that I could probably say most of my anxiety over my language was in my head!”

But when it came to immigrating to the U.S., language differences were only the beginning. “This may seem like an odd benefit, but it’s definitely easier to do business here compared to Eastern Europe,” she says. “People are friendlier, happier to help, and the smiling is contagious – I love it! Even the weather here suits me. A cold, cloudy day depresses me, and you can’t imagine how many of those I had growing up near the Baltic.”

Monson, who was initially nervous to step away from an established career as a software engineer, found that her programming background immediately came in handy. “I was shocked at how well it applied to working with manufacturers and made each project easier for me to understand. I constantly find

myself applying analytics while developing formulas and working with colors.”

This year, Monson looks forward to launching new moisturizing skin care products that combat the dry desert heat, as well as grab-and-go items that make perfect additions to anyone’s purse. Most of all, she’s thankful to have found a home – and a family –in Arizona, and in the beauty industry as a whole.

“I have zero regrets in my career shift – the beauty industry is full of wonderfully strong and talented people who impress me every day. The industry is very inspiring as many founders are very open and utilize social media to discuss both successes and hardships with their brand.”

To other hopeful entrepreneurs, Monson stresses the importance of constantly pushing the boundaries. “Do not believe for a second that anyone will ever look out for your business as much as you will,” she says. “Ultimately, the consequences of whatever happens are yours, so pay attention to details, double check paperwork, write things down, and be sure of your decisions. Don’t beat yourself up when you make a mistake. They will happen, but your diligence will help protect what you’re trying to create.”

And to her younger self, Monson has this to say: “Remember when you were turned down twice for a free ride at the prestigious school in the center of the city because you missed one test question by half a point? That turned out to not be that big of a deal. You will have more rejections in your life, but you have to keep going and do the best you can. Someone will eventually take a chance on you.”

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Julio Enrique Alvarado supports Arizona’s veterans through housing and mental health programs

As a retired entrepreneur, lifelong volunteer with a wide range of nonprofits, and U.S. Airforce veteran, Julio Enrique Alvarado has lived much of his life devoted to service.

After moving from California to Scottsdale in 2009, Alvarado began noticing how many factors negatively influenced the lives of veterans. “A partial list includes long wait times to be seen by a doctor at the veterans’ hospital in Phoenix, an increasing number of veterans experiencing homelessness, and, most seriously, the increasing number of veteran suicides in the state,” Alvarado says. “In essence, veterans were dying from lack of care and trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Alvarado, who served in the Airforce during the Cuban missile crisis and the Vietnam War, spent several months doing field interviews with recovery clinics and sober living homes before deciding to launch a nonprofit of his own. Awakening Wholeness (www. puts the focus on individual care, with educational programs that focus on physical and mental health, re-entry skills, and anger and anxiety management, all of which emphasize the body’s natural healing abilities.

And to provide transitional housing for veterans experiencing homelessness, Alvarado founded Bobby D Veterans Gateway ( The team hopes to open a diversified thrift store with sales directly improving the quality of life of local veterans, in addition to providing employment opportunities.

In recent years, he says, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made some significant changes in order to address veterans’ needs more directly. “However, the need is greater than the resources. There is room for third-party contractors who can provide services outside of the VA. With every veteran who transitions to a safe environment with continued care and the opportunity for gainful employment, our communities, states, and country benefit significantly.”

For Alvarado, answering the call of veterans in need is all in a day’s work. “The young men and women who have taken the oath and served our country, risking their lives – with some losing their lives –deserve to be supported for all their needs – medically, mentally, spiritually, and economically. It’s our commitment to our fellow Arizonans who answered our nation’s call and now live as our neighbors.”

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As the head of Atlasta, one of the Valley’s premiere catering companies, Kristine Short is committed to excellence.

Since stepping into her role as CEO in 2022, Short has been proud to help grow the company that sparked her passion for the event and hospitality industry almost 30 years ago.

“Our menus stem from our dedication to an overarching food philosophy that puts food at the forefront and allows for the showcasing of intrinsic flavors,” says Short, who first joined Altasta shortly after she graduated from Arizona State University. “Every ingredient, every dish, every menu matters and is thoughtfully sourced, carefully composed and expertly executed by a highly-trained, full-time local culinary team.”

One of Short’s main driving forces is Altasta’s focus on sustainability, from local sourcing and waste elimination to pre-cycling and recycling. Its facilities operate through a zero-landfill system, which the team brings to each event to ensure waste is always at an absolute minimum.

“There’s an enormous amount of waste produced in the hospitality sector and the first step in changing that is acknowledging the issue,” Short says. “Sustainability is an ongoing purpose where small decisions progress into impactful differences. Over the last 13 years, Altasta has donated over 600,000 meals to those with food insecurity, has supported three local farms by supplying food for their not-for-slaughter animals, and has diverted over one million pounds of food away from landfills.”

For Short, this is just one source of pride among many. Another has been the creation of a purposeful and fulfilling environment for employees, employers, and guests alike. Short and her husband, Altasta’s award-winning chef Steve Short, know better than anyone the power of good food and good company.

“Conversations over the dinner table, laughing while cooking, deciding where to eat – these daily things remind me of the importance food plays in fostering not just connection and community, but memories,” she says. “My favorite conversations with my husband and my young adult children happen over dinner. It isn’t lost on me that I get to provide this opportunity for other people. I never take it for granted.”

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Though he loves a tailored suit, Sidney Ocansey is most comfortable in athleisurewear.

As personal trainer who specializes in in-home and virtual training, Ocansey helps busy people create a more active lifestyle.

“My personal style is very relaxed, from my personality to my outfits,” he says.

By mixing comfort with style, Ocansey’s clothing revolves around athleisure, streetwear, and minimalist styles.

“My signature look is a black shirt and bottom with accents of color coming from my shoes or headwear,” he says. “Consistent with my love of black, my most prized possession is my black Big Bang Ceramic Hublot watch.”

When he does incorporate color, Ocansey’s preference is navy blue with white and gray combinations as well as olive green with white or black.

Since Ocansey has a tall, athletic build, he draws style inspiration from athletes with similar body types like Paul George, Devin Booker, and Kelly Oubre Jr.

“I’ve learned more of a relaxed style from Booker, nice casual attire from George, and a plethora of cuffed jean styles from Oubre,” he says.

What are your favorite brands? My favorite brands are Lululemon, Nike, Zara, and H&M. When it comes to shirts, I’ve had the most success with these companies in terms of finding a snug fit in the arms with a relaxed torso area or larger fits that aren’t too boxy and fit well around my shoulders while giving a looser arm fit.

What is your must-have item? My cologne is a must. For years now, I’ve been using Creed Aventus and Armaf Club De Nuit. I am a firm believer that physical (stature) and emotional confidence as well as a great scent bring more attraction than the attire itself.

What is your best style advice? I believe a great fit comes more from the confidence you gain within your own style, rather than the brand you are wearing, or external validation. You never know who you’re inspiring by being yourself.

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Megan Tenorio’s style reflects her transformation journey

Megan Tenorio knows that fashion has a powerful way of boosting one’s self confidence. After losing over 80 pounds, she enjoys inspiring others to go out into the world, with their head held high, and find their own strength through their style.

Sporting a comfortable, confident style, Tenorio is the first person patients see at Berardi Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.

“Working in the plastic surgery industry, it is important for me to look the best I can,” she says. “Professionalism is a priority.”

After work, Tenorio can typically be found in gym clothes, jeans with a good heel, or an alluring dress. “I worked hard to get to where I am physically and mentally. I found confidence in who I am inside and out, and I am not afraid to show it,” she says.

Always one to evolve in her fashion sense, Tenorio puts a sophisticated edge behind her personal style and is influenced by Rihanna's looks.

“She is the perfect combination of sexy, comfortable and daring,” Tenorio says. “I also love using social media for inspiration, it’s a great outlet for finding hot trends and new shops,”

What are your favorite brands? I love trendy brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fashion Nova, White Fox, and PrettyLittleThing. They never disappoint and I can always find something I love.

How has your style evolved over the years? My style has done a 180. I love finding new clothes that match my confidence and that includes incorporating pops of color. You can always see me showing color in my shoes!

What is your must-have item when it comes to fashion? I always have a cute bag and jewelry to spice up my outfits. I’m not complete without it. Also, I love being in a mini dress, but I love my gym leggings. Fitness is my passion.

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Childhelp’s 19th annual gala brought Western fun to The Phoenician

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Christine Gandy


Arizona Foundation for Women’s annual soiree took place at JW Marriot Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

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Springtime signals a time to start anew, and that may just include updating your ensembles while supporting local businesses at the same time. In honor of those who create, we’re spotlighting local designers on a mission to challenge the status quo through their wearable art. From women’s and men’s garments to hats and jewelry, get to know the visionaries behind five Valley brands.

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Ellie White Mill & Habs

Tell us about Mill & Habs.

At Mill & Habs, we believe that every hat tells a story. We offer a wide variety of ready-to-wear and custom-order hats made from the best quality materials, while also prioritizing sustainability. By handmaking every hat from start to finish and offering a variety of custom options, our clients can be a part of the design process while we work together to create a hat that truly represents who they are, where they have been and who they aspire to be.

Describe your brand in three words. Luxurious, handmade, originality.

What is the inspiration behind it?

My childhood. From an early age I have had a fascination with luxury and fashion. If I wanted something, I had to make it myself. My mindset is directly tied to that little girl inside me that grew up with less, but knew that someday she could have more with the right attitude, drive and passion.

How did you get into design?

I have always had a passion and admiration for all things art since I can remember. It wasn’t until my mid-twenties, when I co-founded a custom jacket company while living in Nashville, Tennessee, that I realized my true calling was in fashion. After moving to Scottsdale in 2021, I attempted to continue making custom jackets but making jackets in 109-degree weather was less than inspiring so I went back to the drawing board. Living in the desert, I quickly realized the importance of shading your face.

What designers do you look up to the most?

Virgil Abloh and Donatella Versace.

What has been your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement to date is giving myself the grace, patience and freedom to rediscover who I am and who I want to become throughout this journey and, as a result, becoming a version of myself that I can truly be proud of.

What about your greatest challenge?

My greatest challenge for this chapter of owning my own business would be learning how to wear many hats within Mill & Habs –pun not intended.

What advice would you give to an aspiring designer?

Start even if you don’t feel ready. It is so easy to get fixed on the destination and kicking yourself for not being where you want to be in comparison to others, but the journey to the destination is just as important in figuring out your brand imaging and direction.

Find products online at or on Instagram @millandhabs, with a brickand-mortar location coming soon.

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Kathleen C. Sabol

mila + stevie

Tell us about mila + stevie. Mila + stevie is a woman-led, family-run jewelry and accessories business based in Scottsdale. Our designs mix metals and natural gemstones to create a look that adds glamour with edge to every ensemble.

Describe your brand in three words. Glamour with edge.

What is the inspiration behind it?

Started in Florida and now based in Scottsdale, the brand is inspired by the timeless sophistication of the East Coast and the adventurous spirit of the West as illustrated through our use of natural gemstones. Named after our fluffly golden retrievers, mila + stevie is a proud supporter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

How did you get into design?

I have always been a person who expressed herself creatively. Growing up as an only child with parents who both worked outside the house, I spent a lot of time playing by myself. I was constantly doing arts and crafts or making up stories for all my dolls. In elementary school, I started singing in the school choir. In college, I studied creative writing and music. After college, I performed in operas, musical theater, and my church choir. In fact, I still sing in my church choir today! Designing and making jewelry has been a natural extension of my creative life.

What designers do you look up to the most?

Rebecca Minkoff, Christian Siriano, Michael Costello, Rachel Zoe, Patricia Field, and Maeve Reilly.

What has been your greatest achievement?

Having the business thrive during COVID.

What about your greatest challenge?

Navigating the global supply chain to ensure I have the right amount of inventory at the right time. I’ve been able to ease this challenge by maintaining good relationships with my suppliers and manufactures.

What advice would you give to an aspiring designer?

Listen to your gut! You have to follow your own instincts. Your designs won’t be for everyone and that’s okay. If you try to sell to everyone, then you sell to no one.

Find products online at, on Instagram @milaandstevie, or at the brand’s appointment-only Cave Creek studio, The Painted Tree, The Vintage Arcadia, and the upcoming Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market.

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Yuval Yakoby

Tell us about AZVA.

AZVA is a streetwear brand based out of Arizona, allowing individuals to express themselves in a unique way through fashion. We strive to provide high-quality everyday garments made to last. The brand has been formed on our ability to be innovative and create clothing that stands out.

Describe your brand in three words. Innovative, unique, stylish.

What is the inspiration behind it?

The inspiration behind AZVA was allowing myself to turn something I loved doing and had a vision for into a reality. I always had an entrepreneurial spirit and AZVA was a creative outlet, while learning and improving my business skill set that I developed at a young age.

How did you get into design?

I got into design by having the desire to create something that I personally wanted to wear and putting my own creative twist to it. I am the type of person where when I have a vision to create something, I act on it and learn as I go.

What designer do you look up to the most?

The designer I look up to the most is Ronnie Fieg from Kith. His ability to create high-quality garments and tell a story through what he designs is remarkable.

What has been your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement to date is landing a deal with a local professional sports team to be in their team shop at the arena next year.

What about your greatest challenge?

My greatest challenge was going full time with my company and navigating through decisions that came with growth and expansion.

What advice would you give to an aspiring designer?

I would advise an aspiring designer to create garments that they want to create, not what they think will sell. If you love what you do and put that love and passion into what you’re designing, people will notice. I also would stress the importance of good marketing and customer support, because those are the fundamentals of establishing and maintaining a solid customer base.

Find products online at, on Instagram @azva.studios or at Hyperviolent at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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Ty Bowman

Lifetime Leather Co.

Tell us about Lifetime Leather Co.

Lifetime Leather Co. is my family-owned business started in 2011. We handcraft authentic American high-quality leather products, guaranteed for life. I wanted to create high-quality products that last a lifetime. So from humble beginnings, the Lifetime Leather dream began

Describe your brand in three words. Authentic American goods.

What is the inspiration behind it?

My family and friends are key in everything with Lifetime Leather. What started as a simple desire to give meaningful gifts, then grew and became an urgency to show my children that you can make a difference in an increasingly disposable world.

How did you get into design?

After a tragic zip-lining accident, I was left unable to walk for three years. To pass time and stay positive, I read motivational and instructional books, leather crafting included. I was trying to figure out how to make my difference in the world and coincidentally enough, get quality and memorable Christmas gifts for my family. Unfortunately, I was broke and options seemed limited at the time, so on the drive home later that day, I spotted a discarded leather couch on the side of the road and in that moment, I had an epiphany! I salvaged the leather from the couch and made wallets, toiletry bags, purses, and passport cases – everyone loved their gifts and something finally clicked that this was the path I needed to follow.

What designer do you look up to the most?

I wouldn’t say there is a specific designer that I look up to per say. I genuinely just create everything myself and gather inspiration and creativity from the people and things I surround myself with.

What has been your greatest achievement?

Witnessing my personal and business’ growth and proudly receiving White House recognition as an all American made luxury leather company.

What about your greatest challenge?

The greatest challenge I, and no doubt others, face is the shifts in the market as well as the competition in prices from China. Even through COVID, my mission is high-end products that last a lifetime.

What advice would you give to an aspiring designer?

Start where you are. The timing will never be perfect.

Find products online at, on Etsy, Facebook and Instagram @LifetimeLeatherCo, or on TikTok @tytheleatherguy.

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Tell us about Jayebird Golf. Jayebird Golf is a women’s golf apparel brand that was born out of a love for style, need for function and desire to inspire more women to get into the game of golf. Each collection is designed to mix and match tops and bottoms so that our customer can create multiple looks with less.

Describe your brand in three words. Versatile, quality, timeless.

What is the inspiration behind it?

I find a lot of inspiration in retro sportswear and classic non golf pieces that get a lot of wear in my own closet. We put a lot of emphasis on timeless design that can be worn for years to come. Beyond the look of the product, golf functionality is a guiding principal in everything we design. I act as my own fit model and play golf in every sample we create before we ever move forward with production.

How did you get into design?

I’ve always dreamt of working in design but was never formally trained in it. It wasn’t until I moved to Hong Kong in 2017 for my husband’s job that I decided to pursue design and create my own line of women’s golf apparel. I had to learn on the fly and find people willing to teach me all that goes in to designing a line, sourcing materials and actually making the product.

What designers do you look up to the most?

I’m very inspired by luxury designers like Phoebe Philo of Celine, Elin King of Toteme and Amy Smilovic of Tibi that create functional, timeless designs with special attention to craftsmanship. I also admire classic brands like J.Crew and Ralph Lauren whose designs look just as relevant today as they did 30 years ago.

What has been your greatest achievement?

This year we were recognized as a favorite women’s golf apparel brand by Golf Channel and Golf Digest which was a pinch-me moment.

What about your greatest challenge?

I’ve learned a lot of things the hard way which is never easy! When you’re running your own business you wear a lot of hats. Learning to focus on the things that are going to grow the brand and not get distracted by the rest is a daily challenge for me.

What advice would you give to an aspiring designer?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and don’t try to do it all! Focus on what makes you different and try to do that to the best of your ability and stick with it.

Find products online at, on Instagram @jayebirdgolf and at select pro shops.

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Say namaste and stretch out in the Scottsdale sun at Yoga in the Outfield this month. Taking place Saturday, April 15 from 8 to 11 a.m. on the main stadium outfield grass at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the yogi event will include a class taught by local instructor Courtney Fox. Participants are invited to stretch and relax during the one-hour practice, then head to a post-class mixer on the Pepsi Patio. Guests can also browse an Athleta pop-up shop, sample JuneShine Hard Kombucha and peruse other booths during the mixer. The event is for those 21 and older. $30 (tickets include class and one drink).

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Head to Scottsdale

Quarter to celebrate all things

Easter with the family-friendly Hide and Peep event. The main event will take place April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., inviting visitors to search the town center for Easter treats. The interactive scavenger hunt will unlock the secret location to a prize-filled bag for each participant. Afterward, families can enjoy live music, face painting, balloon twisting and Easter bunny visits. Reservations required. www. scottsdalequarter. com.


This month, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen will launch its new Off the Line program, a culinary series featuring appearances from guest chefs, bartenders, wine producers, and other industry influencers. The first installment will take place April 7 with Spice of Life, showcasing Subash Yadav of Nepaliinspired food truck Mr. Momo. The evening will kick off with a sunset toast, followed by a six-course meal from both Yadav and Weft & Warp executive chef Dushyant Singh. The series will continue April 22 with a Mezze + Rye Cookout in partnership with Whistle Pig. Times and prices vary per event within the series.


Famer Patrick Duncan of Duncan’s Trading Company is getting ready to step away from active farming, and he’s saying goodbye with a bang. After a two-year hiatus, his famous Farmer in the House spring dining series returned last month for The Farewell Tour. The events are currently scheduled for April 6 and 20, and May 25 and 28. Each meal will showcase a guest chef and vineyard partner. Partners for each event range from Vincent on Camelback and Chula Seafood to Daou Vineyards and El Chorro Lodge. Prices vary.

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Fashion Square recently welcomed its newest tenant: a luxury athletic club. Life Time opened at the shopping destination last month, marking its seventh Phoenix location. The facility spans four levels and features a state-of-the-art workout floor complete with hundreds of pieces of equipment for cardiovascular and strength training. The club also offers a wide range of group fitness and training classes with dedicated studios for yoga, barre, and Pilates, and an additional studio for Life Time’s signature formats like Barbell Strength and Warrior Sculpt. Additional highlights include the 7,500-square-foot oudoor pool deck featuring a lap pool, bistro, and lounge; LifeSpa for esthetician and massage services; and luxury dressing rooms with whirlpools, saunas, and steam rooms.


On April 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Scottsdale Gallery Association will debut the Old World Meets New World Gold Palette Artwalk. Designed to showcase and honor the artists of the past as well as the artists of tomorrow, the event will feature live music, refreshments and dedicated exhibitions within participating galleries. The event will take place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, residing along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School Road on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue. The theme will pay homage to artists of a variety of mediums and participating Scottsdale Gallery Association member galleries will also be featuring their own unique exhibitions and events that align with the theme.


This month, The Workshop Pilates will debut its second location in North Scottsdale’s DC Ranch. The new 1,800-square-foot location will feature a group Pilates room with eight Balanced Body reformers, and a separate private room with two reformers. The studio, which also has a location in McCormick Ranch, will host 45 signature classes per week at the new North Scottsdale locale, which will be open seven days per week. The Workshop Pilates is owned by Jackie Parks and Ariel Schwartz, who have been teaching Pilates for over nine years. www.

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Dream Big, [i]nspired to Grow Gala

April 14, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

The 23rd year of this heartwarming fundraising gala promises even more inspirational moments. Complete with a seated dinner, an auction, and live entertainment, the evening will raise money for notMYkid’s critical services. From behavioral health support to trauma-informed wellness programs, the nonprofit has reached over 3 million youth and adults since it was founded in 1999. Upgrade to a VIP ticket for preferred seating and recognition in the event program. 6 p.m. General admission, $250; VIP, $800.

World of Wonder Gala

April 15, The Clayton House

Don your cocktail attire and enjoy a whimsical evening in support of Childsplay. Guests can expect a delicious dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions, all capped off with the presentation of the inaugural It Takes a Village Award, honoring local philanthropists in the arts. Proceeds support Childsplay, now entering its 46th season, as it works to foster a passion for drama in the next generation through theater camps, classes, field trips, scholarships, and more. 6 p.m. $375.

A Love Not Forgotten Gala

April 21, The Chateau Luxe

Join the Alzheimer’s Association for the 13th year of this signature gala. The black-tie evening will include an elegant dinner, dancing and live music, in addition to silent and live auctions. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s Desert Southwest Chapter as it provides support for the 180,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease across Arizona and southern Nevada by funding research, providing resources for caregivers, and fighting toward a world without dementia. 6:30 p.m. $350.

FORE the House Golf Tournament

April 24, Papago Golf Club

Get out your clubs for a good cause this month at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona’s charity tournament. Players will kick off the day with a breakfast burrito and a bloody mary from the hosted bar before beginning the scramble-format tournament. With plenty of on-course games and prizes, plus a 19th hole reception with live music and a helicopter ball drop, there’s no better way to raise money for local families. Since the house opened in 1985, families have made over 57,000 visits across three Valley locations, which provide a comfortable environment while their children receive the medical care they need. Shotgun start, 10:30 a.m. Foursomes start at $5,000.

Scottsdale Jazz Fest

April 29-30, Scottsdale Civic Center

Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy performances from world-class artists like Donald Harrison, Azar Lawrence, Yuko Mabuchi, and British acid jazz band Incognito at the 11th year of the Valley’s favorite jazz festival. With an array of global food vendors and a front and center dance floor, this two-day event has something for everyone. VIP attendees will receive premium seating, private restrooms, and full access passes. Proceeds from this year’s festival will support NextStudent Academy and the after-school programs at Molina School of Jazz. Entrance opens at 1 p.m. Single-day general admission, $50; premium, $75-$175; VIP, $250-$375. www.

The Woodford Reserve Derby DayClub

May 6, Turf Paradise

Arizona’s only Kentucky Derby party is back for another heart-racing year. With the Derby broadcast in the on-site tents, plus live thoroughbred racing in the morning and evening, the event is perfect for horse lovers and betting afficionados alike. Enter in the best hat contest or upgrade to a VIP ticket and relax in one of the luxe lounges, complete with 65-inch TVs, convenient access to betting terminals and food trucks, and a no-host bar stocked with plenty of mint juleps. 10:45 a.m. $45; VIP, $375+.

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Delivering hope today, discovering the treatments of tomorrow

One might argue that the greatest risk of never trying, is never finding out. That’s how Gateway for Cancer Research sees it.

Cancer research carries risk, but the reward of discovering life-changing treatments and therapies makes it a journey worth taking. And because research is cumulative, even those studies that don’t pan out as expected yield invaluable information that shapes future research.

Bioscience and laboratory studies eventually require evaluation in humans. However, funding for this vital step is scarce. Phase I and Phase II clinical trials, which often mark the first-in-human study of novel cancer-fighting drugs, devices, and therapies, can be among the most challenging for which to secure funding based onto risk versus reward ratios.

Gateway, a private nonprofit organization distinguished for exclusively funding early phase clinical trials for all types of cancer, has spent more than 30 years advancing some of the world’s most innovative, aspirational clinical trials. While other funding organizations choose to invest in studies considered a “sure thing,” Gateway intentionally goes where others won’t. Taking calculated risks backed by scientific evidence, Gateway partners with some of the world’s most brilliant physicians, generous donors and bravest patients to deliver hope and healing today, while laying the foundation for the treatments of tomorrow.

For a cancer patient whose dreams of a cure are shattered when all available treatments fall short or fail altogether, clinical trials provide what they need most – HOPE. Just ask 80-year-old Doug Hull, who was diagnosed in early 2021 with stage 4 pancreatic cancer that

had spread to his lungs. Hull lost hope when a toxic reaction to chemotherapy almost killed him. Then, he found a Gateway-funded trial led by Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, an oncologist at Ohio State University and chair of Gateway’s Research and Grants Peer Review Committee.

Through a telemedicine blood monitoring trial and remote medication oversight by Dr. Roychowdhury, Hull is now two years past a devastating diagnosis. Filled with renewed hope and thriving, he says, “Hope is a magical thing.”

Hull and his fellow trial participants provided the clinical data necessary for the manufacturer of the investigational drug to fund an upcoming trial. Launching later this year, it will expand

the research initiated by Gateway to a larger group of 200 patients from across the country.

Since its inception in 1991, Gateway has invested nearly $100 million to advance over 200 clinical trials that have impacted nearly 10,000 men, women, and children around the world. None of this, however, would be possible without those who willingly invest in the future of cancer care. Through generous underwriting, 100% of all donations to Gateway directly fund cancer research.

Learn more or donate today at to help others experience the magic of hope or contact us at 888-221-CURE or email


April 7-8, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

At this family-friendly event, children can collect candy from the hot air balloons, enjoy games and attractions at the Bunny Hop Kids Zone, and participate in the Hoppy Hunting

Photo Scavenger Hunt while waiting for the Easter Bunny to arrive via helicopter. After a picture with the guest of honor, visit the petting zoo or take a ride in a tethered hot air balloon. More than 4,000 pounds of candy will be passed out during the festival. 5:30-9 p.m. $20; $15, kids.

Roars & Pours

April 6 & May 4, Phoenix Zoo

Enjoy craft brews, wine and food while strolling select zoo trails at this happy hour gone wild. The Africa Trail, Arizona Trail, Equine Center, Inner Tropics, Lakeside Loop, and Plaza will be accessible for all or part of the evening. Animal encounters, yard games, live music, and entertainment round out this 21-and-over event that will make attendees feel like kids again. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $10.

Home In One Golf Tournament

April 7, McCormick Ranch Golf Club

The Arizona Humane Society will take over the course with puppies on the putting green and doggies on the driving range. The scramble format golf tournament will benefit the Humane Society and its mission to save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Starting at

launch (April 14), or rock to the beat of The Sugar Thieves (April 28). In May, R. Carlos Nakai, Will Eaton & Will Clipman will perform visionary world music (May 12); The Sahnas Brothers quartet plays contemporary Spanish guitar (May 19); and the Pete Pancrazi Quartet treats audiences to jazz standards and originals, as well as jazz arrangements of pop songs. 7-9 p.m. General admission, $36.95, general admission; garden members, $32.95, garden members.

Wine Dinner Series – Italy

April 11, Prime, A Shula’s Steak House

Prime’s Italy-themed wine dinner will transport diners to the hills of Tuscany to enjoy family-style antipasto, pasta, and dolce courses paired with sought-after wines from Barolo, Amarone, and more. Step outside of the rooftop restaurant and dine above the Serenity Pool, with stunning views of the Estrella Mountains. Diners will be serenaded by Italian music as they break bread and sip some of the best wines Italy has to offer. 5:308:30 p.m. $450. www.playatgila. com.

The Alchemist

April 13-16, Taliesin West

Written by Ben Jonson and adapted by Jeffery Hatcher, the play is set in London during the time of the plague. When a wealthy gentleman flees to the country, his servant and two con artists open his home and set up a scheme to dupe people by claiming alchemical powers. Frantic comings and goings, dupes, duels and disguises make it a comedic masterpiece. Times vary. $35-$45.

Dance With Me Gala

April 14, Phoenix Art Museum

$475 for individual golfers. www.

Music In The Garden

April 7-May 26, Desert Botanical Garden

Friday nights are about to be filled with music at the garden. During this series, the desert will come alive at night as guests explore the trails while listening to a different band each week. Groove to the ethnic world fusion of Traveler (April 7), catch Alice Tatum’s contemporary jazz album

Ballet Arizona’s black-tie-optional fundraising gala is inspired by the upcoming world premiere of The Rite of Spring, a new production that will be performed at Desert Botanical Garden. Guests will enjoy a performance by the ballet, dinner and dancing. The event will support the dance company as well as The School of Ballet Arizona and other community engagement programs. 6 p.m. $600.

Arizona Trolley Dances

April 14-15, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Discover diverse dance styles in a trolley adventure around Old Town

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has been one of the country’s favorite singer-songwriters. At this show, she will perform songs from her 2021 album One Way Out, a collection of songs written in the late ’80s and early ’90s that didn’t make the cut on earlier collections. VIP packages with premium seating, a preshow photo op, and merchandise are available. 7 p.m. $72-$112.

Stepping for CARE

April 23, Chaparral Park

The CARE Organization provides services and support to children in need of a safe living environment. Bring your family and pets to walk, run, or jog to raise money to help CARE finish renovation of a group home for girls under 21, provide funds for utilities and necessities, and expand their contributions to help Arizona’s children. Food, music and vendors will be on hand before and after the walk. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


April 21-23, WestWorld of Socttsdale

Shop all things vintage, local and handmade at this semiannual experience that covers 120,000 square feet. Artists, makers, and curators from across the country will offer a vast selection of clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor and more. With a reputation for featuring more than 160 quality vendors selling one-of-a-kind items and inspiring designs, the event attracts shopping enthusiasts from across the Southwest. The market will also feature food trucks and live music. Times and ticket prices vary.

Scottsdale. The tour will originate at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, where attendees will hop on a trolley and travel to watch a creative, site-specific dance performance. Then, they will reboard and head to the next location. Multiple Arizona-based companies and movement artists will participate in the event. Times vary. General admission, $25; 18 and under, $20.

Music City Hitmakers

April 16, The Madison Center for the Arts

They’re the most famous people you’ve never heard of – the songwriters behind some of Nashville’s biggest hits. If you’ve ever wondered about the stories behind the songs performed by Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, and

others, this is your chance. The songwriters will talk and perform some of their most popular songs, backed by symphonic strings, piano, and upright bass. 7 p.m. $35-$65.

Glow Up @Smoca: Sound Bath

April 20, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

A series advocating for self-care and supporting wellness will take place inside the light-based exhibition Phillip K. Smith III: Three Parallels. For the Sound Bath event, healing practitioner Melinda Milton will ease participants into a deep relaxation using sounds and vibrations from Tibetan sound bowls, chimes, and other instruments. Dress comfortably, bring your favorite blanket, pillow and eye mask and prepare to sink into an immersive experience that induces deep relaxation and

promotes healing and well-being. 7 p.m. $20.

Blueprints & Blue Jeans

April 21, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise ValleyScottsdale

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona’s fundraising gala may dispense with the formality, but there are plenty of opportunities to support the cause. Dance the night away to tunes from Nate Nathan and the MacDaddy-O’s Band, enjoy cocktails crafted by talented mixologists, and savor a three-course meal with tableside wine service while bidding on items in the live and silent auctions. 6 p.m. $300.

Melissa Etheridge

April 23, Chandler Center for the Arts

For more than two decades, Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge

Rise & Shine Breakfast

April 28, Arizona Biltmore

The Be Kind People Project offers programming and services that help students build interpersonal relationship skills, improve academic results, and form enduring values. At the Rise & Shine Breakfast, guests will hear inspirational messages from the student winners of the spring essay contest, participate in a unique service opportunity, and witness performances by the Be Kind Crew. Celebrate those who are making a difference while enjoying breakfast and Bellinis. 8:30-10 a.m. $55.

Israel At 75

April 30, Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus

Join a community-wide celebration in honor of Israel’s 75h birthday. Nearly 50 local Jewish organizations will come together for a fun event that includes food trucks, a vendor fair, arts and crafts, kids games, live music, a beer garden, and more. 2-5 p.m. Free.

Lei Day: Family Day At The Heard

April 30, Heard Museum

At this special event, author and artist Shar Tuiasoa will read and sign her book, Punky Aloha, and help visitors complete a paint by numbers mural. Guests will learn hula, play Hawaiian games, and participate in a guided tour of He’e Nalu: The Art and Legacy of Hawaiian Surfing. Attendees can also learn a bit of Hawaiian and make their own paper or flower lei. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

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The Ageless Agency™

Q&A with Dr. Drobot, the Valley’s longevity expert

On the forefront of longevity science, Dr. Jeoff Drobot isn’t against aging- he just wants us all to do it better.

The Owner of Drobot Longevity and The Biomed Centers in Scottsdale, AZ and Providence, RI knows the common misconception is that getting old automatically comes with health problems, but he says that it doesn’t have to. As a longevity doctor, Drobot is constantly learning and pushing the biology and physiology of his patients with the goal of lengthening their lifespan while simultaneously improving their healthspan.

Dr. Drobot studied Exercise Physiology in Calgary, Alberta, Canada followed by obtaining his medical degree in Portland, Oregon. With over 20 years of longevity medicine and biohacking under his belt, he offers a full range of innovate IV therapies, unique brain treatments for optimization of cognitive function and repair from concussions, stem cell and exosome treatment as well as a plethora of innovative assessments to map out an individual treatment plan that results in a lasting transformation. “We are experts in this field and have the latest technology and most advanced assessments and knowledge,” he says. “We have the advantage of being the first to market on a lot of technologies including Brain Frequency™ technology.”

Dr. Drobot practices what he preaches and spends time each day in his 7,000 square foot clinic doing therapies on himself. “I love watching people, myself included, improve and regain health and performance,” he says. Although many of his A-list celebrity and professional athlete patients fly in from around the world to spend time at the Biomed Center Scottsdale, Valley residents have the advantage of visiting the clinic located just off the 101 and Raintree in north Scottsdale. “Whether you have a specific concern in mind or just know you want to feel better, our personalized technology can get you feeling the best you’ve ever felt!” Dr. Drobot reveals.


EBO2 Blood Filtering and Oxygenation: This treatment is the pinnacle of blood oxygentation and cleansing. It invigorates the body's cells and helps the immune system reset from chronic viral infections.

Brain Frequency™: We're one of the few centers to offer this major advancement in cognitive renewal and concussion support. Treating and optimizing cognitive function is one of Dr. Drobot's specialties and people travel globally to have his guidance.

Stem Cell and Exosome Therapy:

Although our Chronological Age is determined by the number of birthday's we've had, our cells have a Biological Age which responds wonderfully to therapies that introduce healing and growth factors to decrease our body's Biological Age.


We have just launched FoxyDetox, the Clever Cleansing Boutique at the Biomed. With four synergistic and innovative therapies, we can knock the dust off an overworked liver and detoxification organs in two hours of treatments. These therapies promote increased energy and accelerate any weight loss program. For those that 'play hard' and need the 'oil changed' periodically.


Obviously, treatments without direction is ineffective. Dr. Drobot has both in house diagnostics and external testing to assess your body's physiology and longevity potential. His Age Accounting assessment can be performed at home and is the most comprehensive longevity assessment available to assess what is compromising and aiding in your overall longevity.

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Simple ways to incorporate sustainability in everyday life

Earth day is April 22, but sustainability is more than just a buzzword. With an eye to a greener future, here are a few simple ways to show Mother Earth some love.

Smart Home

Creating a healthier, happier planet starts right at home. Architect and developer Jason Boyer, who specializes in modern sustainable communities, offers tips for “greening” any home by optimizing energy use with solar panels, utilizing recycled materials during remodels, going electric with a tankless water heater and induction cooking, and properly insulating to lighten the load on AC.

Lend a Hand

Local nonprofit Homeward Bound welcomes volunteers 365 days a year to help beautify, operate, and maintain its 5-acre campus housing families who are experiencing homelessness. Utilizing recycled appliances and furniture donated by the community, Homeward Bound provides a place for families to call “home” while keeping an eye toward health and self-sufficiency by offering an on-campus garden which grows fruits and vegetables yearround.

Ditch the Plastic

Did you know that tea bags can contain up to 25% plastic? Drink Me! Tea Room has created a completely vegan and gluten-free environment while committing to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and waste reduction including loose-leaf teas only. A charming new take on an Old World tradition, the enchanting and whimsical tea room offers organic teas, savory bites, sweets, and “special-tea” cocktails. www.

Reevaluate Waste

Get Organized with Bridges + Co. is a personal and professional space organizer specializing in determining whether goods can be reused and sold at consignment, donated to nonprofits for charitable use, or responsibly disposed to minimize environmental impact. The company works one-on-one with every client to provide a customized organizing plan to help declutter and streamline spaces and help the local community.

Shop with Intention

Somewhere Sunny is an eco-friendly sun wear company founded in Phoenix by local resident and entrepreneur Shea Beck. Complete with a UPF of 50 in every product, Somewhere Sunny has a full line of men’s swimwear that is on average made of 90% recycled plastic water bottles. Each pair of swim shorts utilizes approximately 12 single-use, ocean bound plastic water bottles and the remaining material is made out of sustainable bamboo-based or organic fabrics. www.

Appreciate Arizona

There is so much to appreciate about the Grand Canyon State. But, travel inevitably leaves an impact on destinations and their surroundings. Arizona Office of Tourism has partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to create seven principles to responsibly enjoy the outdoors in Arizona. Residents and visitors can become ambassadors for this goal and get Appreciate Arizona Certified online.

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Take in the city’s beautifully sunny spring climes

The best season in the desert is patio season. While Scottsdale is known for having an amazing lineup of spring events, it is equally known for some of the best patio experiences in the region. Here are some of our favorite spots.

Morning Squeeze

Locally owned Morning Squeeze has been serving up groovy breakfast and lunch in Arizona since 2013. Its 1970s and 1980s vibe creates a retro backdrop for its menu of classic diner dishes and modern brunch favorites. This is a go-to spot for those looking for great grub before cruising Old Town Scottsdale. The open-air bar and patio provide front-row seating to all the activity along Scottsdale Road and the restaurant even offers a “Tail Wagger” menu for four-legged-friends, who are also welcome on the patio.

Trevor’s Liquor

The newly opened Trevor’s Liquor in North Scottsdale – which still also has its original location in South Scottsdale – is revolutionizing liquor store shopping as a marketplace dedicated to the highest quality products with entertainment including golf simulators, community events, a cigar room, delicious food, and – of course – those gorgeous outdoor patios. This isn’t your grandpa’s liquor store! Trevor’s is a chic and engaging local hangout designed with the ultimate beverage experience in mind.


Located just outside Salt River Fields are Mavrix and Octane, local favorites for first-class family entertainment (think bowling and an arcade!). Connecting the two entertainment venues is an expansive outdoor patio where friends and families can travel between the two locations while immersing themselves in games of giant Connect Four and Jenga. The patio scores extra points for its top-notch menu of burgers, pizzas, salads, and more. Featuring a shipping container with a full bar and an LED jumbotron, the patio is climate controlled with shade sails and a misting system, making it the perfect place to wind down or game up during the warmer months.


Named after a tiny beach cove street in Mallorca, Cala at The Senna House hotel delivers coastal flavors with a desert flare for an elevated dining experience that transports diners straight to the Mediterranean. Peppering in a few American favorites, this gorgeous, lively patio in the heart of Scottsdale’s Old Town entertainment district can’t be beat with natural textures and live entertainment. The atmosphere is full of energy, and guests can expect cabanas that deliver the ultimate party experience.

El Chorro

Enjoy the majestic views of Camelback Mountain from one of Paradise Valley’s most iconic destinations. Walk through the arched outdoor entrance and past a beautiful fountain to El Chorro’s patio, which is large but still feels intimate. The space is quintessential indoor-outdoor desert dining, with views for days and lush desert foliage. All meals come with the restaurant and event venue’s signature El Chorro Sticky Buns, and the Sunday brunch is a can’t-miss event.

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Child Crisis Arizona’s Blue Hawaii Gala will honor organization’s milestone 45th anniversary

Both Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley crooned that “dreams come true…in Blue Hawaii” in their respective chart-topping covers of the iconic tune.

This month, Child Crisis Arizona intends to do the same – make dreams come true –during its Blue Hawaiian-themed gala.

“This event will celebrate our 45th anniversary as well as help us to raise critical funds to provide youth across Arizona a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families,” says Torrie Taj, CEO of Child Crisis Arizona. “To give perspective, over the past few years alone we have grown to serve more than 9,000 unduplicated individuals annually.”

The island-inspired theme is by design and in homage to several longtime partners’ and supporters’ most beloved galas of the past. As such, those who attend are encouraged to wear tropical attire, especially in hues of blue.

“No matter how you come dressed, everyone who joins us will enjoy a sumptuous dinner and formal program, during which I will be joined by one of our clients to share their family’s story, but we are also planning to turn the concept of a traditional gala on its head with a series of special activations throughout the evening as well,” Taj says.

Among the activations is a “pool bar pull,” which is a twist on a blind wine pull and includes the chance for donors to win high-end bourbons, tequilas, island rums, and other specialty spirits. There will also be a shaved ice bar, casino games for prizes, and a series of fundraising games, notably one where guests will attempt to win clamshells that contain various gift cards from retailers and restaurants.

Also expect a silent auction, dancing, a paddle raiser, and live music from Notes from Neptune, an acoustic jam band bestknown for re-imagining popular songs.

“In addition to all of the fun, we are also excited to share an update with our

guests on our new 38,000-square-foot campus, which broke ground in March and is expected to be completed next year,” Taj says. “Spanning 2.4 acres, the two-story complex – complete with an urban garden, sensory and play therapy rooms, volunteer center, and medical screen space – will be among the first net-zero construction projects in Arizona, meaning it will generate as much energy as it consumes.”

In addition to its sustainable elements and bringing all of Child Crisis Arizona’s services, programs, and team under one roof, according to Taj, the new campus will also bring several strategic collaborations with such organizations as Ballet Arizona, United Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona to help better serve and inspire youth statewide for generations to come.


What: Child Crisis Arizona Blue Hawaii Gala

When: Apr. 15, 6-11 p.m.

Where: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale

Tickets: $400


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Neuropathy or Poor Circulation?

Wouldn’t it be great to say ‘later alligator’ to those nagging pains we think we have to get used to just because we’re getting older? “It’s not normal to have difficulty walking to your mailbox, it’s not normal to have constant leg pain or cramping,” says Dr. Joel Rainwater, chief medical officer of Comprehensive Integrated Care (CiC). “That’s not normal aging. It could be PAD.”

Poor circulation or PAD (peripheral artery disease) is caused by the buildup of fatty material inside the arteries which limits blood flow. “Blood carries oxygen and nutrients that your legs and feet need to stay healthy,” says Dr. Kerry Zang, of CIC Foot & Ankle. “If you have poor circulation, your body will tell you. Your feet may feel numb or at night you might have to dangle your legs over the side of the bed to relieve a cramp in your foot.”

PAD is often confused with neuropathy, as the symptoms are so similar. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that involves damage to the nerves in your feet In many cases, it’s caused by diabetes, but poor circulation can play a role and make the symptoms feel worse.

The good news is specialists like Dr. Rainwater are able to treat PAD with a minimally invasive procedure. Using advanced imaging they are able to go into the bloodstream through a tiny nick in the skin. “We’re able to see if there is a blockage and then remove it with special instruments,” explains Rainwater. “Once the plaque is removed, blood flow improves.” Patients are home within hours and back to everyday activities with almost no downtime. Most insurance plans, including Medicare cover the treatment.

If you are suffering from neuropathy or poor circulation, make an appointment to see a doctor. Or, if you’re not finding relief from medication or treatment, a second opinion may be helpful to determine the cause of the pain, cramping, or numbness in your feet.

Contact our office today to set up a consultation with one of our providers. (480) 860-6455 You may have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)—a life threatening condition. However, if caught in time, PAD can be treated without the need for invasive surgery or general anesthesia. IF YOU... Have difficulty walking without taking a break due to leg pain. Have pain, numbness, or cramping in your legs or feet. Have been treated for neuropathy and are still experiencing symptoms… YES NO YES NO YES NO Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a leading and preventable cause of death in the U.S. DR. JOEL RAINWATER, MD CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER VALLEY WIDE LOCATIONS
Dr. Kerry Zang, DPM can be reached at CiC Foot & Ankle, 602-954-0777. Dr. Joel Rainwater, MD can be reached at Comprehensive Integrate Care, 480-374-7354.


Sedona Spring Open Studios Tour presents a wide range of artistic mediums

Renowned as a spiritual and artistic haven, Sedona will host the 20th annual Spring Open Studios Tour from April 28 to 30. Fortyeight professional artists will open their art studios to the public, providing a birds-eye view of the creative process and a potpourri of art for sale. Art mediums awaiting visitors include photography, metalworks, jewelry, pottery, multimedia, glass, acrylic and oil paintings, and weaving.

Metal sculpture artist and tour veteran Lon Walters will showcase his unique metal sculptures. His whimsical art includes blimps, Champagne carriages, and a Bailey’s bus. “I love explaining my process to visitors,” he says. “People are always enthusiastic and sometimes give me ideas for future projects.”

The mission of the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition (SVAC), which sponsors the tour and includes a wide range of artists from Sedona and the entire Verde Valley, is to create a supportive visual arts community that provides both exploration and social opportunities.

The synergy between the SVAC co-chairs, Mike Upp, who handles the marketing, and Julie Talbot, who heads up logistics, is the force that drives the tour.

“We have worked tirelessly for the tour for 10 years,” Upp says. “I put 150 to 200 hours a year into marketing and running the tour.”

As co-chair, Upp procures grants, creates a stylish brochure, handles the media and advertising, and meets with the press and Chamber of Commerce. “Even though it’s very time consuming for the six months leading up to the tour, it’s a labor of love for me,” he says.

Upp’s artistic bent manifested in high school, where he became enamored with ceramics. He got further steeped in the craft in college, becoming a self-described “starving artist” for 10 years after graduation. To garner a heftier income, he turned to the business world, which included running the Tempe Arts Festival for three years.

“I learned a ton about marketing, and I was able to leverage those skills into various high-tech consulting jobs,” says Upp, noting his career took him to Portland and eventually back to Arizona in 2012. “The very weekend my wife and I moved back, we encountered the studio art tour in Sedona. Six months later, I offered to do the marketing, and everyone said, ‘why not just run it’? And so, I did!”

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and is free to attend. Visitors can find the participating artists and the locations of their studios online.

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Join the Pink PP (aka Valentino Pink) movement with the Large Roman Stud Leather Shoulder bag by Valentino Garavani. Perfect for spring and beyond, the quilted lambskin leather shoulder bag features the brand’s iconic bold pyramid studs, inspired by the architecture of Roman palaces. The ring-secured top handle and sliding chain strap are both detachable, and the bag is made in Italy. The bold Barbielike vivid hue, Pink PP, was established by the Maison and Pantone Color Institute and has since become the brand’s new signature color. $3,900 at Nordstrom,

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Soft, subtle shades of eye makeup for spring and beyond

Purple eyeliner, MAC Cosmetics, $23 at Nordstrom, www.

Pink matte eye stick, Laura Mercier, $32 at Shopbop,

Yellow liquid eye liner, $7.99 at H&M,

Pink eye twist, Sisley-Paris, $58 at Neiman Marcus, www.

Suede and glitter teal liquid eye shadows, $25 at Stila Cosmetics, www.

Pale yellow pigment, Lancome, $25 at Neiman Marcus.

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As a thirty year expert in the field of permanent makeup, known as the master in the art of custom color blending, Rachell Hall now explains the reality, the myths and the magic of permanent makeup

Imagine never having to touch up your makeup. Never having to worry about your eyeliner running after a dip in the pool or watching a tear-jerker on TV. Never sweating your eyebrows off at the gym. Looking your best even when you’ve just rolled out of bed. It isn’t a fantasy: it’s the reality that Rachell Hall brings to her clients every day.

Renowned as the foremost expert in permanent makeup by an international

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Creating wash and wear Beauty for over 30 years

With Rachell Hall’s signature permanent make-up techniques, she creates classic eyebrows and eyeliner with custom colors blended just for you. A soft powdered backdrop of shading to create the illusion of perfect natural brows that are the envy of every woman. Whether you are challenged with short, sparse, or thinning eyebrows, Rachell Hall’s thirty years of expertise in make up artistry, custom color blending, art and science will be your perfect solution.


Eyebrows frame the face like a beautiful frame brings a painted canvass to life. Make your eyebrows all they were meant to be. Because I custom blend my colors for each person even blonds can have permanent eyebrows that look soft and natural.


With permanent eyeliner, you wake up with lovely eyes enhanced by your wash and wear eyeliner. It is easy to be ready to go at a moments notice.


Save time, save money, save make-up

At the pool, in the shower, or enjoying the hot tub, with permanent makeup you are ready to go anywhere, any time of the day.

clientele, Hall’s artistry provides a naturally gorgeous look. Lash lines are lush, sexy, and subtly smoky. Brows are delicately arched to perfectly frame the eye. Lips are lusciously enhanced with a just-bitten blush. “My basic philosophy is classic beauty,” states Hall. “Nothing trendy: this is your go-to, doanything look.” Permanent cosmetics are the ideal solution for any woman who wants to look pretty and pulled together under every circumstance – without the hassle of applying and re-applying makeup. It can greatly simplify and take tons of time off of your daily routine.

Hall’s specialty is custom-blending her

own pigments to flatter any skin tone and eye color. She takes into account unique personalities and lifestyles, and works with clients to create an effortlessly beautiful look tailored just for them. Permanent makeup doesn’t run, smudge, or bleed into fine lines: it stays as fresh and polished as if it had just been applied. Again, Hall emphasizes natural beauty, nothing trendy. “I never want my clients to wake up Wednesday morning with their Saturday night makeup on,” she says. “Remember, you can always add more by using traditional cosmetics to enhance your daily look for evening and special occasions.”

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Add pops of color around the home in honor of Mother Nature

Curved velvet sofa, Jonathan Adler, $3,995 at Jonathan Adler, www.

Green emeraldshaped mirror, Eichholtz, $1,975 at Daniel House Club, www.danielhouseclub. com.

Tabletop mobile, Volta, $55 at Nordstrom, www.

Pattern resin tray, 8 Oak Lane, $46 at Neiman Marcus, www.

Potting station, Julia Berolzheimer x Pottery Barn, $1,999 at Pottery Barn, www.

Tall vase, Aerin, $350 at Aerin, www.

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Celebrate the start of a new season in sparkles

Pink ombre shirt, Stella McCartney, $950 at Nordstrom,

Blue baseball hat, Eugenia Kim, $225 at Shopbop, www.

Beige shoulder bag, $29.99, at H&M,

Orange knotted headband, Lele Sadoughi, $75 at Nordstrom.

Green crisscross slides, La Double J, $580 at Neiman Marcus,

Crisscross denim skirt, In the Mood for Love, $625 at Neiman Marcus.

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Channel your inner Dorothy in statement-making red shoes

Pointed strappy mules, Saint Lauren, $745 at Nordstrom,

Patent heeled mules, Dolce & Gabbana, $1,095 at Neiman Marcus, www.

Platform sandals, $79.95 at Chinese Laundry,

Patent sling back pumps, Christian Louboutin, $1,045 at Neiman Marcus.

Buckle slide sandals, Birkenstock, $170 at Shopbop,

Patterned bow slide sandals, Jeffrey Campbell, $134.95 at Nordstrom.

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TOP: Purple sports bra, Lululemon, $58. PANTS: Multicolor printed leggings, Agstract Apparel, $59. Top from www.; pants from
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PHOTOS BY JAMES PATRICK / HAIR AND MAKEUP BY DENISE BLACK, WWW.BEAUTYDENISE.COM STYLING BY STACEY RICHMAN / MODEL: COURTNEY FOX TOP: Brown ribbed asymmetrical yoga bra, $58. PANTS: Brown ripped leggings, $118. Both from Lululemon,
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TOP: Black cropped lace-up, $29. PANTS: Black joggers, $42. Both from Senita Athletics, TOP: Washed fuchsia ribbed sports bra, $30. SHORTS: Washed fuchsia ribbed, $29. Both from Senita Athletics, www.senitaathletics. com.
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TOP: Pink honeycomb sports bra, Grrrl, $34. PANTS: Pink honeycomb thigh-high leggings, $48. Both from Grrrl,

JUMPSUIT: Dark green button down with drawstring waist, $47. From Senita Athletics,

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TOP: Black printed sports bra, $52. PANTS: Black printed flare leggings, $94.99. Both from Yoga Democracy, www.yogademocracy. com.
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TOP: Multicolor cropped, $38. PANTS: Multicolor leggings, $78. Both from Yoganastix, www.


The human body is under constant attack from a number of different viruses. Some versions are harmless, causing barely a sniffle or no symptoms at all before they’re dispatched by the immune system. Other virus variants may cause severe illness or disease, such as those that cause COVID19 or the flu.

The human papillomavirus (HPV), for instance, is a leading cause of several cancers and is quite common—infecting eight out of 10 people during their lives. Most HPV infections don’t lead to cancer, but many people don’t understand the potential cancer risk factors caused by an infection, including an increased risk for developing head and neck cancers. In fact, a 2019 survey published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that 70 percent of American adults don’t know about the connection between HPV and cancer.

More than 46,000 new cancer cases each year are detected in parts of the body where HPV is commonly found, and the virus is responsible for 36,000 of these diagnoses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also estimates 14,400, or 40 percent, of these HPVcauses cancer diagnoses, are oropharyngeal—a type of head and neck cancer.

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, according to the CDC. HPV may be passed through skin-to-skin contact, predominately during vaginal, anal or oral sex.

HPV is a group of viruses with about 200 different variants and subvariants. Most HPV types don’t cause cancer. Some may cause warts on the surface of the skin, while others may cause them to form on the mouth, throat, vagina and anus.

HPV types are categorized in two ways:

Low-risk HPV types are generally those that may cause warts.

High-risk HPV varieties may be more likely to cause cancer.

The two main types of HPV strains associated with cancer are HPV 16 and 18, according to a 2019 review in the British Journal of Cancer.

In most cases, HPV viruses are killed by the immune system before we’re aware we had them. In some cases, the virus may persist, but it’s benign and causes no symptoms.

Aggressive strains of HPV, however, may cause changes to cell structures, turning normal cells into abnormal cells. When these altered cells lose their ability to regulate their growth or shut themselves down, they may reproduce unchecked and form tumors.

Ninety-one percent of all cervical cancers are caused by HPV, according to the CDC. In recent years, experts have linked high percentages of other cancers to HPVs, and those numbers are growing. Other HPV-associated cancers include those below.


antibodies that ward off HPV infections.

The vaccine is routinely offered to boys and girls at age 11 or 12, but it’s safe for children as young as age 9 and approved through age 45.

For children and teenagers 15 and younger, the CDC recommends two doses of the HPV vaccine six to 12 months apart.

For teenagers and adults ages 15-26, the CDC recommends three doses—the second dose one to two months after the first dose, and the third dose six months after the first dose.

Young adults and pregnant women should talk to their doctor about whether the vaccine is appropriate for them.

The most common side effects or reactions to HPV vaccines include:

Estimated number of new cancers diagnosed every year that are linked to HPV:


It’s almost inconceivable that we have a vaccine that can prevent high percentages of many cancers, and yet many Americans are either not aware of it or choose not to get the vaccine for themselves or their children.

In 2020, about 58 percent of American adolescents were fully vaccinated for HPV, according to the CDC. About 75 percent have received one dose.

The HPV vaccine is up to 99 percent effective at preventing HPV infections that cause cancer, according to American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. They’re also effective at preventing the types of HPV that may cause genital warts. The vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce

• Dizziness

• Nausea

• Headache

• Fever

• Pain, swelling and redness at the injection site

• Allergic reactions

The effectiveness and importance of the HPV vaccination in preventing cancer cannot be understated. Parents need to act to reduce risk to themselves and their children.

Source: CDC CANCER TYPE CASES HPV RELATED PERCENT Vaginal Cancer 863 600 75% Vulvar Cancer 4,191 2,900 69% Anal Cancer 7,288 6,600 91% Penile Cancer 1,365 900 63% Throat Cancer 20,236 14,400 70%



As the weather continues to warm up and fruit season is well underway, consider making a refreshing beverage to enjoy the spring days with the Pure Juicer. The two-stage cold press hydraulic juicer works to preserve the naturally occurring live enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants in raw fruits and vegetables. The Seattle-based brand, which was founded in 2014 and started shipping products in 2016, created a stainless-steel design featuring a powerful motor that barely touches produce, preventing it from overheating. Once the produce is imput, it will create a silky smooth, pulp-free juice that will last up to three days when stored properly or as long as 30 days if frozen. $2,595, with prices varying by model.

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The need for speed – and luxury


2023 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

Base Price: $190,150

With no less than 14 model variants of the Porsche Cayenne SUV, there’s a new range-topping Turbo GT that’s the most ultimate Porsche Cayenne and is the closest to a Cayenne GT3 as Porsche has ever built.

It’s the fastest, most powerful model, and –with a starting price of over $190,000 – it’s the most expensive sport utility vehicle made by the German sports car maker in history. Throw in a few obligatory and pricey options and the price quickly soars to over $200,000.

Other than price, there’s a few other important big numbers with this car, starting with the engine and 631 horsepower from the revised 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 with peak torque of 626 pound-feet of torque delivered consistently from 2,300 to 4,500 rpm, according to Porsche. All that power is delivered via a ZF-built eightspeed automatic transmission and through the standard four-wheel steering and all-wheel-drive system.

Gripping and ripping into the asphalt blasting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds (according to Porsche, but likely quicker), are specific

285/35ZR22 Pirelli PZero Corsa tires up front; in back, 315/30Z22s on gorgeous wheels. Highperformance baked carbon-ceramic brakes –eight piston calipers up front, four piston units in back – brings it to a halt and there’s a standard weight-saving carbon-fiber roof over drivers’ heads (a sunroof is not available). Porsche also claims a top speed of 186 mph. Again, it’s suspected that in reality the car is actually quicker. Inside, the Cayenne is every inch a luxoliner, with perfectly sculpted front seats and a tight rear seat. Not only is the cockpit classy, but it’s also virtually a blank canvas for customers to outfit it with personalized options, from seatbelt colors and surface materials to desirable upgrades like massaging seats and the 1,455-watt, 21 speaker Burmester audio system.

Any residual insanity of the cost of this car pretty much evaporates the moment drivers unleash the massive power as they slingshot out of a standing start – a dizzying exercise in sophisticated brutality. In that regard, the Turbo GT may very well be much more vehicle than many will want to handle.

Price as Tested: $216,390

Engine: 4.0-L V-8

Horsepower: 631

Fuel Economy: 16 mpg city/highway

Seating: 5

Fab Features: Simply bonkers of a beast

Killer good looks Incredible exhaust notes

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What Makes Us Elite?

Every single visit is with Dr. Suescun. At most hormone replacement centers, you will NEVER see a doctor. You also have direct access to Dr. Suescun via cell, text & email.

There are no weekly visits required as with most hormone replacement centers. All medication is taken at home.

We schedule your visits at your convenience including evenings and weekends.

Membership with Elite includes body composition monitoring to achieve your individual goals. We follow your progress by analyzing & tracking your body fat percentage, muscle mass, weight etc. to track tangible results. All plans are completely individualized and doses of medication carefully adjusted for patients to meet their specific goals based on hormone levels and biochemical markers.

We stress the importance of nutrition in reaching the ultimate level of fitness, strength, and health and therefore provide our clients with personalized nutritional advice along with exercise and fitness counseling. Our goal is to help you stay in the best shape of your life and to achieve optimum health.



Cass Winery + Geneseo Inn’s Camp Cass is the ultimate adult camp experience

Gourmet breakfast is provided to guests each morning, and private, multicourse dinners as well as wine pairing luncheons may be arranged by request for an additional fee. Those looking for more space should consider the private residence, which features three bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a family room space.

What is better than a luxury wine retreat? How about a luxury wine retreat that doubles as an adult summer camp all year long?

Enter Cass Winery + Geneseo Inn. The award-winning vineyard, conveniently located in Paso Robles just a short drive from San Luis Obispo Airport (which is just a 90-minute flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport), Cass Winery not only features a breathtaking tasting room with award-winning wines and a full-service indoor-outdoor restaurant, but it is also home to a boutique hotel and VIP adventures across 145 acres.

The eco-friendly Geneseo Inn, which just won the 2022 Liv Hospitality Design Award for Bed & Breakfast Architecture, is surrounded by the chef’s garden and has sweeping views of the epic vineyards as well as nearby rolling hills. Each of its eight ultramodern suites are made from recycled shipping containers and boast expansive bathrooms, a private parking space equipped with electric vehicle chargers, 12-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, and outdoor decks. The suites are also lifted eight feet off the ground to maximize views and have common areas outdoors with firepits, hammocks, and walking paths.

Inn guests have Camp Cass at their fingertips. Similarly located on property, Camp Cass offers fully customizable outdoor adventures that run the gamut from one-off reservations for a party as small as two guests to multiday experiences for large parties. Some of the activity options include archery and ax throwing classes and skills competitions; olive oil harvesting, pressing, and tasting; beekeeping, including live hive honey extraction and tasting; photo scavenger hunts; horseback riding, outdoor photography workshops; Amazing Race-inspired friendly competitions; and color wars, just like at youth summer camps. Certainly, there are culinary and wine experiences as well, including paint and sip parties; sommelier-led sensory wine tastings; winemaker-for-a-day programs; hands-on cooking classes; and garden-to-table chef demonstrations. Cass is even able to set up cooking competitions for its guests, pitting them against each other much like they would be on Food Network’s Chopped wherein they have to create dishes using secret ingredients.

Pricing is based on group size, accommodation needs, activities booked, and culinary requests, and quotes for all-inclusive bundled reservations are available. Those who wish to simply stay and sip at the winery and hotel, as well as those who wish to take part in Camp Cass with a group without staying overnight, are able to do so with advance reservations.

Learn more at

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DC RANCH VILLAGE Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480.515.5522 GAINEY VILLAGE Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480.609.6980 OCOTILLO VILLAGE Chandler, AZ 85248 480.579.2940 CAMELBACK VILLAGE Phoenix, AZ 85018 602.553.4917 Scan the QR code for your Free 7-day VIP Membership The Village is a great place to meet other tennis players to play in a positive, fun, skill-building environment. We offer lessons and clinics to improve your tennis skills, and leagues to challenge your game. If you are just starting out or a serious player, we will help you improve your game. Now offered at the Gainey Village! ADVANTAGE GAME. SET. AND TAKE


This stunning midcentury modern ranch has been completely remodeled to perfection, offering the epitome of luxury living.

From first glance, enjoy impressive architectural touches and lush desert foliage. The gated 3,500-square-foot home, contains four bedrooms, an office and three bathrooms.

Once inside, dwellers will be captivated by the sleek and sophisticated design that seamlessly blends modernity with the timeless beauty of midcentury architecture.

The interior of this home features luxurious finishes and high-end amenities throughout. The open-concept living area is ideal for entertaining guests, with a gourmet kitchen featuring top-of-the-line appliances and ample space for cooking and hosting.

The primary suite is a true oasis, featuring a spa-like en suite bathroom and a private patio with stunning views. The en suite bathroom showcases a pop of pattern in gray and white printed wallpaper, as well as floating vanities and a standalone soaking tub. The large walk-in closet is also highlight, and contains built-ins as well as an island dresser. Additional bedrooms offer ample space and privacy for family or guests, while a spacious office provides a peaceful retreat for work or study.

Located in a private cul de sac, this home boasts breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain that will leave guests in awe. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the serene desert landscape from the comfort of the living room, or step outside to the expansive patio and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds. The covered patio features a pizza oven as well as a built-in grill and fire pit. There is also a pool, which was just added six months ago, as well as room for more seating or a garden.

The home is just moments away from Phoenix Country Day School, world-class resorts, and hiking and biking trails.

3648 E. Denton Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Listed for 4,700,000 with Jack Luciano (602.690.2188; jack@jackandraul. com) and Raul Siqueiros (480.560.1744; of Jack and Raul, A Real Estate Group, with Platinum Living Realty.

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Enjoy Old World charm and waterfront wonders in the modern metropolis of Montreal

Looking for a different kind of island escape? Consider Montreal. Canada’s second-largest city, Montreal is located where the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers meet and is bordered by water on all sides. And though in Canada, the city’s official first language is French as its modern roots are planted firmly planted in Europe. Originally colonized by the French in 1535, Montreal would remain under French rule for nearly 230 years until becoming a British colony and, eventually, one of the most picturesque cities in Canada in 1832.

Today, Montreal is a melting pot of Old World elegance, architecture, and hospitality as well as contemporary amenities, attractions and adventures.

A Cultural Mecca

The late spring and early summer are among the best times to visit the region, both to enjoy the warmer weather and to take part in the city’s many large-scale events. Chief among them is the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, which takes places annually in June at the iconic Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit. With the Canadian segment of the Formula 1 World Championship, in addition to the race itself, there are three days of Ferrari, Porsche and Formula 1600 Challenges as well as celebrations, beach parties, concerts and themed events nearly 24 hours a day, both indoors and out.

The spring and summer also mark festival season in the area. From April to September, in fact, Montreal plays host to several dozen of such events, including La Ronde, a monthlong fireworks and pyrotechnics festival with 10 major visual showcases; Osheaga, a five-day music, arts and culinary festival; Just for Laughs, the world’s largest international comedy festival; Montreal Jazz Fest, among the largest jazz festivals in the world; and Montreal Complètement Cirque, a nearly two-week showcase of the greatest Cirque De Soleil-style performers from around the globe.

Beyond festival season, no matter when visiting, the cultural scene is always electric.

In 2006, Montreal was officially designated a UNESCO City of Design, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as one of only 40 such cities in the world. This means that everything from its monuments and museums to its public spaces and skyline are done with intention. It also means that everything is so breathtakingly beautiful that it can be hard to decide on what to do. Some best bets: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Pointe-àCallière, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, Musée d’art

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contemporain de Montreal, Ecomuseum Zoo, Montreal Science Centre, Morgan Arboretum, and The Biosphere. Insider tip: If visiting The Biosphere, be sure to check out its biodome, which has large-scale replicas of the four ecosystems found across North and South America. The Biosphere is home to the city’s dreamy botanical garden as well.

Alternatively, a great way to get a lot into limited time is by starting with a tour. And there are some truly epic tour groups in Montreal. For example, Helicraft offers helicopter tours that give a bird’s-eye view of the Olympic Stadium, downtown skyscrapers, Mount Royal, Saint Joseph's Oratory, the Old Port, Parc JeanDrapeau, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, and the Jacques Cartier Bridge, with details and rich history on each along the way. AML Cruises trades the air for the water, providing sightseeing cruises along the St. Lawrence River, including tours at sunset and after dark. There are even double-decker bus tours available, courtesy of Coach Canada, that allow guests to hop off and on across the city for several hours.

Eat & Stay

Of course, another great way to get to know a city is by experiencing its epicurean scene. Montreal’s food is inspired by flavors from around the world, and it truly excels in fine dining offerings. There are two Forbes Four Star eateries in the area in in Toque!, a contemporary French restaurant, and Maison Boulud, a fusion of Canadian comfort food and French delicacies. In addition, several of the top spots in the annual Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list have been given to Montreal eateries, including vegetable-forward Mon Lapin, Avant Garde Montreal Plaza, brasserie-style Monarque, Japanese-inspired Jun I, Japanese-Peruvian gem Nikkei, and Old World Italian-inspired Nora Gray.

Finally, and especially if visiting for the first time, secure a reservation at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel (“Fairmont Le Reine Élizabeth” in French). First built in the 1950s and recently given a $140 million update, the Queen Elizabeth features 950 rooms, and its three highest floors are solely reserved to provide the Fairmont Gold luxury experience. On these levels, expect a more personalized experience as well as a dedicated concierge, a private lobby with breakfast and happy hour, and a multiroom retreat set apart from other hotel guests. There are a total of 100 suites, many located on the Gold floors, and several are named after popular Montreal neighborhoods with decor to match. Its most impressive suite, however, is named after something else. In 1969, when John and Yoko Ono were denied access to the United States, they stayed in bed at the Queen Elizabeth for a full week. During that time, and from bed, they wrote and recorded Give Peace a Chance. Today, the 17th-floor suite, named to honor the couple, is a full homage to the historic event, complete with a virtual reality experience, memorabilia, and art installations. The Queen Elizabeth also boasts an experiential bar called Nacarat that has a wheel of tastes to help guests choose a cocktail, a gourmet foods shop, a sweet shop, Sunday brunch, high tea, a wellness center, and a full-service spa. Learn more at

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Colorful seasonal cocktails bursting with fruity flavors

Thanks to their sweet, tart and juicy notes, berries are often called nature’s candy. They also have nutritional value, including ample antioxidants, making them double as nature’s medicine. Enjoy the best of both worlds this spring with these sensational sips, each infused with a berry blast.

Redcurrant Fix

Little Rituals

This strikingly hued cocktail starts with lush redcurrants, a mildly tart member of the gooseberry family, which are made into a cordial. Combined with citrus-forward Tanqueray Nº TEN, Cocchi Americano Rosa amortized wine, yuzu and pink peppercorn berries, it is fruit-forward yet extremely balanced on the palate. $15. www.

Smashed Blueberry

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A twist on a blueberry lemonade, this longtime guest favorite features Three Olives Blueberry Vodka. It is muddled in a glass with fresh blueberries until the skins of the berries turn the contents light pink. Once pastel, sweet and sour is added and stirred into the glass, acting as the acid in lemonade’s place. $12.

Acai Skinny Margarita

Farm & Craft

Acai, berries from the South American rainforest that are among the world’s superfoods, take centerstage in this specialty cocktail. The slightly earthy berries are coupled with fresh pomegranate and lime juices as well as orange liqueur and agave nectar. It is finished with Cuervo Tradicional Tequila and a garnished with whole blueberries. $16.

Bitter Berry

Kasai Japanese Steakhouse

A sweet yet tart offering, this recipe has a base of freshly made strawberry puree. It is paired with Casamigos Reposado Tequila, Campari, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and a pinch of salt, which amplifies the notes in each ingredient. It is garnished with additional

strawberries and mint. $15. www.

Crusin’ Together

CRUjiente Tacos

Both agave- and fruit-forward, award-winning Corcel Blanco Tequila and fresh-pressed strawberries share the stage in this seasonal stunner. They are combined with elderflower liqueur to add floral notes, additional strawberries, and a pinch of cayenne pepper to add just the right amount of heat. $13.

No. 22


This cocktail starts with vodka that has been infused with hundreds of raspberries and blueberries for at least 48 hours. The infused vodka is then mixed with house lemonade and blackberry puree made in house, both adding a tangy zip. It is garnished with fresh blackberries as well. $12.50. www.windsoraz. com.

Huck Yeah

Morning Squeeze

Big, bold and ultrabubbly, Huck Yeah starts with sparkling wine, much like a mimosa. Then, things get wild thanks to the addition of huckleberry-infused vodka and lemon juice. It is finished with a vibrant mixed berry jam made from fresh fruits in the kitchen. $11.

Clover Club

Platform 18

Raspberries shine in this shaken cocktail. Putting its signature spin on the classic drink, Platform 18’s Clover Club is made with Carpano Dry Vermouth, Nolet’s Gin, lemon juice, fresh raspberry syrup and foamy egg whites. It is also garnished with whole raspberries. $18.

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Tommy Bahama is meant to transport guests from the desert to the beach without ever leaving Scottsdale. And now, with the launch of the restaurant’s prix fixe weekend brunch ($45), diners have a new reason to start enjoying island time even earlier. The coursed spread starts with a one-bite seasonal amuse bouche. Next, shareable plates of lump blue crab and shrimp fried rice, pecan-smoked bacon and Schreiner’s chicken sausage are delivered to the table. For the entree, guests may choose from eight options, including the lobster frittata. It starts with butter-poached lobster and eggs in a skillet. Then, Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam Triple Cream Cheese, baby heirloom tomatoes, spinach, grilled artichokes, and basil are added. Crusty grilled sourdough finishes the dish. The meal is sealed with bananas Foster for dessert. Tommy Bahama, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.505.3668;

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Aesthetics meet liquid alchemy in Zinqué’s Unicorn Tears

Zinqué, a chic and modern neighborhood restaurant located in the luxury wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square, was designed to embody what co-owner Kristin Dossetti calls “French art de vivre,” the art of living well in all things. To Dossetti, this means architecturally, aesthetically and across the menu.

“Our cocktail program is art de vivre in every sense,” Dossetti says. “The attention to detail on everything from flavors to garnishes to drinkware is made with intention.”

This concept is best illustrated by one of Zinqué’s most popular signature cocktails, Unicorn Tears ($15).

It starts by layering a highball glass with ice, followed by St-Germain elderflower liquor, fresh lemon juice, and an Italian citrus-infused aperitivo called Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto.

“These contents combine to create a pastel yellow color halfway up the glass,” Dossetti says. “Then comes the magic.”

According to Dossetti, when creating this liquid work of art, the team was inspired by a particular shade of midnight cobalt blue that mimics the distinctive water of the French Riviera.

“To attain that color atop the yellow, we gently add gin to the glass, either Aviation or Spring 44 as both have complementary floral and lightly sweet notes, and then finish it with organic, gluten-free butterfly pea flower powder,” Dossetti says.

As it infuses, the powder turns the top layer of the glass to that perfect shade of cobalt blue before slowly transforming before guests’ eyes into a vibrant, springy violet hue.

“We garnish it with a dried blood orange wheel for an added hint of citrus,” Dossetti says. “From the aromatics to the multicolored visual effects to the light, bright flavor profile, it is all things art de vivre.”

Zinqué, 4712 N. Goldwater Blvd. Suite #110, Scottsdale; 623.745.9616;

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Yudith Bustos is the executive pastry chef of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, dreaming up imaginative desserts and making sweet memories at the resort’s Talavera Restaurant, Proof Canteen, Onyx Bar, and the Saguaro Blossom as well as for special events, in-room dining, and in-house groups.

Are you relatively new to the team?

Yes and no. I joined the Scottsdale team in late 2022, but I have been with the brand since 2011, including as a pastry chef with Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC; and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo.

How have you started to make your mark on property?

I started by reopening our custom wedding cake and special event bakery on property. I have also re-imagined our in-room amenities, adding chocolate art pieces and other surprises. We also recently launched Talavera and Proof’s new desserts, adding spirit-infused offerings, desserts that smoke, sweets with 3D elements, and more. In April, we will unveil Onyx’s dessert menu, which will feature tapasstyle desserts and treats.

How did you get your start in pastry?

When I was 18 a friend opened a pastry shop and asked me to help with breads and cakes. I was immediately fascinated by how a few ingredients could be transformed into edible art and decided to go to culinary school.

What led you to the Four Seasons?

In 2011, I earned an internship under a French chef at a luxury resort, and when he moved to the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, he encouraged me to apply, which included creating a dessert tasting menu for the hiring and culinary team. The rest is history.

Tell us something surprising.

Growing up, my family had a farm in our small town of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. One of our crops was cocoa beans, but we sold them whole. I spent my entire childhood around hundreds of chocolate crops but never processed them until I moved to the states.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale; 480.515.5700;

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In the kitchen with Yudith Bustos of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North


Perk up your plate and palate this spring with one of these green machines

Humble Enchiladas

Humble Bistro

Salsa verde, a tomatillo-based Mexican salsa that dates to the Aztec Empire, is the secret to this brunch dish’s success. It is smothered all over these anything-but-humble corn enchiladas, which are made with roasted chicken, a blend of cheeses, scrambled eggs, queso fresco, cilantro-pickled jalapenos and house pickled red onions. $13.

Scallops Al Pesto

Marcellino Ristorante

These succulent scallops are sauteed in extra virgin olive oil before getting a splash of white wine and a touch of butter, together rendering them fork tender. Once plated, the dish is finished with pesto made from pine nuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano, garlic and basil harvested from chef-owner Marcellino Verzino’s garden. Crusty toasted Italian bread is served on the side for dipping in the sauce. $26. www.

Saag Spinach with Chicken

Marigold Maison

This rich curry is made from cooked mustard greens, including kale and collard greens; as well as broccoli; spinach; ginger; garlic; cream; and fenugreek, which is a herb native to Asia and Africa that looks like a clover and tastes a little like maple syrup. The curry is paired with chicken and served with basmati rice. $20 ($15 for vegetarian).

Sweet Pea Soup

J&G Steakhouse

Cheese and peas? Yes, please! Back by popular demand for the spring is one of chef Jaques Qualin’s most beloved dishes in this delicate love letter to sweet peas. To make, he purees the peas and combines them with herbs, cream, and seasoned foam before pouring them over fresh housemade croutons. $11.

Tiramisu Custard


Equal parts sweet and salty, this green tiramisu custard is the perfect closing to a delicious meal at Anhelo. It features toasted graham crackers along with toasted meringue that brings a crisp exterior and a marshmallow-like center that pairs beautifully with the sweet custard. The real showstopper is the crumbly pistachio topping which brings both the unique color and crunch. $10.

Avocado Aquachile

Tia Carmen

It is said that we eat with our eyes first. Thankfully, each of these vivid, vibrantly green dishes taste as good as they look. In fact, they satisfy all the senses, and then some.

Aguachile, a dish native to the Sinaloa region of Mexico, is traditionally made with shrimp, chiltepin and cucumber and resembles a ceviche. At Tia Carmen, it is re-imagined into a vegan offering. Chefs take half of a large avocado, season it with kosher salt, and fill the hole from the pit with a date and sesame seed crumble, cured Persian cucumbers, Thai basil, cilantro blossoms, edible flowers, Mexican

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cream and seasonal oil. It is topped with broth made from Persian cucumbers, cilantro, mint, serrano chiles, and a touch of agave tableside. $16.

Lentil & Chickpea Stew

Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows Resort


This lentil stew gets its beautiful texture from chickpeas that have been cooked in an herb-infused vegetable broth. It features a housemade aromatic green harissa, sweet roasted Japanese eggplant, and coconut milk. It is vegan, gluten-free, and topped with a crisp petite salad of arugula and local turnips. $32.

Organic Red Quinoa with Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Pita Jungle

This dish starts with a hearty base of cilantro jalapeno hummus, which is chickpea puree with cilantro, jalapeno, and tahini sauce, seasoned with fresh garlic and lemon juice. The hummus is then piled high with organic red quinoa, Tuscan kale, spinach, baby arugula, tomatoes, cumbers, red onions, garlic, feta and toasted pine nuts. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and lemon-cumin vinaigrette, it is paired with the guest’s choice of organic blue corn chips or classic pita bread. $12.99

Green Chili Mac & Cheese

Roaring Fork

A signature dish at this culinary institution for decades, this macaroni and cheese is an ode to the poblano chili pepper and its mild, meaty bite. Poblanos are slow roasted over time before being chopped and sauteed in a mixture

of red bell peppers, red onions, minced garlic, and a copious amount of pepper jack cheese. Once perfectly gooey, the mixture is poured over freshly made pasta, topped with more cheese, and cooked in a skillet until the topping is slightly browned. $9.

Grilled Hanger Steak


Certainly, this grilled steak is not green. Neither are the fried potatoes and roasted onions served as accompaniments. However, both the massive grilled jalapenos and the savory, bright chimichurri – made with herbaceous cilantro as well as garlic, olive oil, herbs, and spices – will have other tables green with envy over this vividly verde specialty. $29.

Kale Pesto Quinoa Bowl


This heart-healthy favorite is a green party in a bowl. Sunflower oil is heated with pesto and sauteed until warm. Chopped broccoli and kale are added to the pan then coated with the pesto. It’s quickly tossed with quinoa, then the comforting mix is transferred to a bowl and garnished with diced tomatoes, crumbled French feta and pumpkin seeds. $15.50.

Green Tea Mochi

Sushi Roku

A fresh, colorful twist on this classic Japanese dessert, Sushi Roku’s version starts with a fluffy, marshmallow-like sweet rice cake. The rice dough has been infused with ground green tea (aka matcha) to create a beautiful emerald hue, and a bold, bittersweet flavor that pairs perfectly with its gooey filling. $12.

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The first Defalco’s Italian Eatery & Grocery opened in 1972, giving it a long-standing reputation of excellence in Italian deli favorites and imported products. The impressive menu features soups, salads, pastas, hot and cold sandwiches, pizzas and calzones. Loyal fans swear by the cheesesteaks and the housemade Italian sausages. Patrons can order from the menu or pick up bread, sliced-to-order meats and cheeses and a variety of sauces to make an Italian feast at home. 2334 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.8660; www.; $-$$


Atlas Bistro is Scottsdale’s premier BYOB fine dining destination. Chef Jabari Corbin, a Barbados native, brings of range of flavors and techniques to the menu, creating stunning and delicious plates using organic, local and sustainable ingredients. The eclectic five-course tasting menu changes seasonally and patrons can bring wine or purchase bottles from the wine shop next door to pair with their dinner, for a corkage fee. 2515 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.2433;; $$$


Housed in a former Standard Oil gas station, Big Earl’s is an art deco diner serving up American classics such as “the last honest hamburger,” sandwiches and salads alongside a full bar with a huge beer selection and world-famous boozy milkshakes. The backyard area offers sand volleyball courts for outdoor family fun. 6135 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.575.7889;; $$


Copper Mule Kitchen & Bar opened in North Scottsdale with a diverse menu inspired by the owners’ travels and home states. Menu items with regional influences — Hatch chile queso, Sonoran shrimp cocktail and Delta deviled eggs — are only a few of the menu’s staples, alongside sandwiches, burgers, tacos and entrees. The cocktail menu offers nine mules and several signature cocktails with a regional twist. Come check out the weekly live music. Closed Monday. 23335 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.573.6853; www.; $$


George Frasher is well known in the Valley dining scene as owner of Frasher’s Smokehouse and Mrs. Chicken in Phoenix. He owned the Frasher’s Steakhouse and Lounge restaurant in Scottsdale for several years before it closed and has returned to Old Town with Frasher’s Tavern. The menu presents house-smoked salmon, prime rib, ruby red trout, rib-eye steak and gooey butter cake. Private dining is available. 4180 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.429.9545;; $$


At Soul, chef Sheila Bryson is the visionary behind the eclectic menu. She creates modern dishes representing the flavors and Southwestern culture of Arizona. Try the Mexaloaf, a meatloaf inspired entree topped

with chipotle ketchup and jalapeno bacon. For a vegetarian and gluten-free option, the butternut squash enchiladas topped with roasted poblano, sage and cotija cream sauce are a favorite. Join them for nightly specials, seasonal offerings and live music. 7615 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.515.6254; www.; $$


The White Chocolate Grill is a contemporary American restaurant with a comfortable, upscale ambience. Diners can find comfort in classics like steakhouse-quality cuts of meat, cheeseburgers, rotisserie chicken, and Maryland-style crab cakes. But what it is really known for is its white chocolate desserts, most notably the French white chocolate bread pudding that is made from fresh croissants baked with Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur and golden raisins, then topped with whipped cream, caramel and white chocolate sauce. Children’s menu and gluten-free options available. 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix; 480.563.3377;; $$


Enjoy a selection of quality burgers, tasty sides and delicious shakes at family-friendly Zinburger, part of the Fox Restaurant Concepts empire. Build your own burger or order a specialty burger such as the Zinburger, featuring Manchego cheese and Zinfandelbraised onions or the El Diablo with fire-roasted jalapenos and pepper jack cheese. Chicken sandwiches, turkey burgers and plant-based options are available as well as a selection of fries including sweet potato, truffle, and loaded with Applewood-smoked bacon and cheese sauce. At Scottsdale Quarter: 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.285.0690;; $$



A classic bakery reimagined, this sweet spot offering high-quality baked goods and ice cream for all eating lifestyles. The amazing creations are free of butter, egg and gluten. Baker Shawna has spent years perfecting and reformulating her grandmother’s recipes using plant-based and clean ingredients, while achieving traditional tastes and textures. The menu features muffins, cupcakes, cookies, brownies and cinnamon rolls, along with ice cream and beverages. No matter your dietary requirements, BEG has something tasty to offer.

Closed Monday and Tuesday. 3030 N. 68th St., Scottsdale; 480.590.0021;; $

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This French-inspired bakery started out on the farmers market circuit before opening a storefront in 2019. Known for authentic French baguettes and croissants, owner Jenna Leurquin (aka JL) does things a little differently by using sourdough bases and natural fermentation for the baked goods. Don’t miss the carrot cake, a favorite of the baker herself. 7342 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.859.4459;


This donut shop has built a reputation for its delicious and photogenic fancy donuts. Offering yeasted and cake donuts, the sweet spot’s specialties include the PB&J and s’mores with a toasted marshmallow on top. Donuts range from traditional (think classics like old fashions, devil’s food and sprinkles) to fancy (maple bacon, caramel coconut and salted caramel), with seasonal flavors added monthly. The notorious croissant doughnuts are available on Saturday and Sunday only. 3213 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.500.5236;; $


This must-try spot specializes in addictive handmade baked goods like pies, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, scones, and muffins. Many flavors are seasonal, and the menu rotates frequently. The “kitchen” part of Sugar Jam features traditional Southern comfort classics like buttermilk fried chicken, southern grits, catfish, and savory biscuits and country sausage gravy. Custom cakes and larger quantities can be preordered ahead of time. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 15111 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.948.6210; www.; $$



The meats here are dry-rubbed with a special house blend of spices then smoked up to 14 hours. A wide selection of barbecue meats – such as pulled pork, brisket, and smoked bratwurst – pair well with three choices of housemade barbecue sauce and many Southern side dishes. Stop by on Saturday for the brisket burnt ends special. 8471 E. McDonald Drive, Scottsdale; 480.948.4227;; $$


Recently named “Best Ribs in Arizona” by Food Network, Bryan’s offers a variety of barbecue meats, available as sandwiches, plates or combos with sides

including baked potato salad and its famous olive coleslaw. Meats are also available by the pound. USA Today notes the ribs, pulled pork, vegetarian pulled spaghetti squash, brisket chili and homemade ice cream sandwiches as reasons to visit Bryan’s. 6130 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.575.7155; www.; $$


Known as “Scottsdale’s Original Rib House,” Handlebar J is a one-of-akind saloon that first opened in 1966 and has been owned and operated by the Herndon family since 1975. This Western-themed establishment is famous for its slow-cooked pork ribs glazed with homemade smoky chipotle barbecue sauce. Check out the monthly calendar for live music by The Herndon Brothers and other national acts. Don’t miss the line dancing classes on Tuesday evenings. E. Becker Lane, Scottsdale; 480.948.0110;; $$


This casual neighborhood restaurant offers delicious barbecue smoked with Arizona pecan and mesquite woods. Appetizers include porky fries, crispy rock shrimp and mesquite grilled cauliflower. The wide selection of barbecue includes beef ribs, pork, brisket and meatloaf. Starlite supports local businesses, using Arizona beef, produce from McClendon’s Farm, and fresh bread from Arizona Bread. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available. Happy hour daily from 4 to 6 p.m. 7620 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale; 480.553.9330;; $$


The Thumb is a combination gas station and barbecue joint. Guests can stop by for gas, get a car wash, and meander around the kitschy gift shop before popping over for some tasty barbecue. Stop in for breakfast to indulge in the savory Pig N Grits, breakfast burritos, or hangover special. Try the hardwood-smoked pulled pork with spicy house barbecue sauce, or the famous breakfast brisket stack that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (served all-day). 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.8186;; $$



Bone Haus Brewing lives up to its name, with skulls and bones decorating the walls of the tap room, a nod to the ossuaries and catacombs of Europe. Beyond the haunting decor, the brewery offers bold

and adventurous craft beers, with the Desert Distortion New England IPA being its signature, crafted in many varieties, including blood orange. It is also known for a prickly pear pale ale, Belgian-style brews, and a steady rotation of seasonal beer and limited editions. The venue often brings in food trucks to satisfy hungry appetites, and hosts live music, beer and yoga events, cornhole tournaments and “beer school. 14825 E. Shea Blvd., Fountain Hills; 480.292.9541;; $


Fate offers small-batch brews with perfectly paired bites at two locations, one in Scottsdale and one in Tempe. Favorite Fate beers include Fateful IPA, Buena Vista Blonde Ale, and the award-winning Candy Bar Milk Stout. Traditional pub fare like nachos and wings along with a variety of salads, sandwiches and smashed burgers are available to complement your favorite pint. The Scottsdale location has a large beer garden with a dog-friendly patio, and offers a brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. 1312 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale; 480.656.9100.; $$


Goldwater Brewing Co. is a familyowned and -operated craft beer brewery in Old Town Scottsdale. The tap room boasts more than 20 of its own craft beers and some specialty brews served directly from its tanks. The brewery specializes strictly in brewing, serving and distributing its beers to local businesses. Though guests can stop in for tastings and no food menu is offered at this time, check out the brewery’s website before going as there is often a food truck scheduled to park nearby for a bite to eat with your brew. Don’t forget to take a growler home or pick up a keg your next party. 3608 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.350.7305;; $-$$


O.H.S.O. (which stands for Outrageous Homebrewer’s Social Outpost) has developed a reputation as a local-centric and dog-friendly social hot spot. It offers several nanobrews as well as cocktails made with vodka, rum and gin from its distillery. Happy hour offers discounted food and beverages weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes a 10-ounce Arizona beer or mimosa with each entree. Gluten-free and vegan menus are available. Open weekends at 9 a.m. and weekdays

at noon. Locations include North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley; www.; $$



Al Hamra is a white tablecloth IndianPakistani restaurant in the Pinnacle Peak neighborhood. The menu offers traditional Indian and Pakistani entrees such as curries, biryanis and tandoori oven roasted meats. With a full bar, guests can pair any of their eight signature cocktails with the bold flavors from the kitchen. Gluten-free and vegan friendly. At La Mirada Shopping Center, 8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road E1, Scottsdale; 480.538.9200; www.; $$


Brat Haus is Scottsdale’s premier beer garden and is widely known for its housemade bratwursts and craft beer selection. Guests can order a la carte or take on a flight of gourmet brats and beers if they want to sample a little of everything. Don’t pass up on the soft pretzel and warm beer cheese fondue or the thick-cut Belgian fries. Prost! 3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.4006; www.; $$


CAVA was started in Maryland by three friends with a love of Greek food and family time. In 2018, CAVA joined forces with Zoës Kitchen to bring its bold craveable bowls, dips and pitas to the market. Chef-curated bowls with fresh ingredients like lentil avocado, Greens + Grains, Greek salad, tahini, harissa and more are healthy, tasty and satisfying. Pita wraps are also available. Vegetarian eggplant dips, tzatziki, and varieties of hummus, spreads, and sauces are prepared daily, free of additives and preservatives. 14601 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 602.805.7957;; $$


Simon’s Hot Dogs is a family-run restaurant serving hot dogs the Colombian way. Simon’s signature dog, The Colombian, is a street food staple with your choice of a premium all-beef hot dog, Colombian chorizo, a handmade German-style bratwurst, or a vegan hot dog topped with pineapple, mozzarella, Simon’s sauce and crushed potato chips for an added crunch. This fast-casual eatery offers dozens of hot dog variations and a vegan alternative for nearly every item on the menu. Try an imported Colombian soda or a bottle of Arizona craft beer to pair with your meal. 4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.426.9218; www.; $

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With several Valley locations, this beloved wine bar is known for its changing selection of wines from Arizona and around the world as well as its delicious bruschetta and boards. Specials include $25 bottle and bruschetta on Monday and Tuesday evenings after 8 p.m. and $5 wines by the glass and pitchers of beer offered daily from open to 5 p.m. Two Scottsdale locations: Highland and Kierland Commons; www.; $$


The Andreoli family proudly serves authentic Italian fare using recipes passed down from generations, including sandwiches, pizza, salad, seafood dishes and fresh pasta. The homemade meatballs are a favorite. Take home meat, cheese, desserts, bread, pasta sauce and more from the market. Closed Sunday. 8880 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale; 480.614.1980;; $$


Babbo serves contemporary Italian cuisine in a casual family-friendly atmosphere. The menu features classic and contemporary dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and a roasted Brussels sprouts and beet salad. Housemade focaccia bread is brought fresh from the oven and served tableside. Open for lunch and dinner daily starting at 11 a.m. Multiple locations throughout the Valley, including Scottsdale and Cave Creek. 480.291.5050;; $$


Basil & Garlic Bistro is a familyrun neighborhood Italian restaurant. The menu showcases classic southern Italian cooking, including toasted sub sandwiches, Sicilian-style pizza, classic chicken entrees, stromboli and pasta. Try the florentino sub with grilled chicken, spinach, garlic and provolone. Guests can also bring their own beer or wine when they dine in. Closed Sunday and Monday. 9330 E. Poinsettia Drive, Scottsdale; 480.661.3912;; $$


Fat Ox is a contemporary Italian concept by Phoenix-born chef Matt Carter. The restaurant is stunningly welldesigned with a wrap-around patio meant for a beautiful dining experience al fresco. The Caesar salad is prepared tableside and an absolute must. The menu highlights more than a dozen housemade pastas that change seasonally, plus flavorful roasted meats. The full bar offers hand-crafted, Italianinspired cocktails; an extensive wine list; and internationally renowned craft beer. 6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.307.6900;; $$$


Ristorante Giuseppe is all about food, family and friends. This casual familyowned eatery has been serving hearty portions of Italian staples since 1989. The veal parmigiana is considered by

many to be of the stars on the menu, and don’t forget to leave room for a homemade dessert. Guests can bring their own beer and wine when dining in. Cash only. 13610 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.4792;; $$


Tucked away at the Bespoke Inn is the Italian-Mediterranean-influenced cuisine of Virtú Honest Craft. Chef Gio Osso is the brains behind this lauded restaurant, having been named one of Esquire’s top 20 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. in 2013 and nominated for Best New Restaurant in 2014 by the prestigious James Beard Foundation. Virtú is wonderful for a romantic dinner or anyone looking for a modern, global approach to Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The menu changes frequently, focusing on seasonal ingredients. While lauded for dinner, don’t miss the daily brunch which is equally impressive. 3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale; 480.946.3477; www.virtuhonestcraft. com; $$$



Built from a 75-year-old adobe home, Old Town Tortilla Factory cooks up fresh tortillas in the heart of Scottsdale’s arts district. Their menu offers Southwestern cuisine with Mexican flair. Diners can enjoy one of their many specialty margaritas with the house favorite red chile pork chop in the expansive garden patio during gorgeous Arizona evenings. Glutenfree and vegetarian options available. 6910 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.585.4848;; $$-$$$


In October 2019, Toca Madera opened at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The beautiful restaurant features an open floor plan and an expansive dining room with views of the kitchen. The menu includes ceviche, tacos served on housemade tortillas, shared plates, and the opportunity for guests to experience a custom tasting menu based on the regional cuisine of Mexico. Toca Madera has a lively bar with expert mixologists creating farm-to-glass cocktails. Open daily at 4 p.m. with happy hour until 6 p.m. 4736 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.930.4357; www.tocamadera. com; $$$


Tocaya Organica offers modern Mexican cuisine with bold flavors and healthy, fresh options to accommodate

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a variety of dietary preferences including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free in a casual, bright setting. Diners have a choice of salads, tacos, bowls and burritos with a selection of proteins like turkey picante, adobo tofu, shrimp and carne asada, and cheeses including chipotle jack, cotija and vegan mozzarella. There are watermelon, strawberry basil and cucumber mint agua frescas as well as a variety of margaritas including prickly pear, tamarind and passion fruit. Two Scottsdale locations: Scottsdale Fashion Square and Kierland Commons;; $$


Led by acclaimed chef and Mexican native Samantha Sanz, Talavera has transformed into a high-end Latin steakhouse with beautiful décor, stunning views and an exceptional patio. The menu includes tapas, charcutería, paella including a vegetarian option, fresh vegetables, seafood and steak. Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. At the Four Seasons Scottsdale, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale; 480.513.5085;; $$$$


Famous for its fish tacos, Coconut’s Fish Cafe is a Hawaiian-based eatery. Home of the Zagat-rated perfect fish taco, the fast-casual restaurant uses grilled ono and mahi mahi tossed with organic tomato salsa, housemade coleslaw, and mango salsa on a white corn tortilla. Guests can choose between a variety of grilling seasonings as well. Coconut shrimp and the grilled fish sandwich on a freshly baked challah bun are other popular favorites. Two Scottsdale locations;; $$


Modern Oysterbar Chophouse offers an open kitchen and a full-size seafood bar with fresh oysters and seafood brought in daily. The chilled seafood tower is a perfect starter for the table followed by meat cooked to order or a fresh fish dish. End the meal with bacon French toast bread pudding, salted caramel creme brulee or a dessert cocktail. 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.531.1400;; $$$


Ocean 44 is the latest seafood creation by the Mastro brothers, occupying 12,000 square feet near

Scottsdale Fashion Square. The restaurant offers an array of upscale seafood dishes as well as premium steaks like its sister restaurants Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse. Look for the Maine lobster escargot and the chiveand cream cheese-stuffed hash brown, and don’t miss out on the woodroasted shellfish. 4748 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.867.0044; www.; $$$


Down the wooden stairwell lies Arizona’s only underground, full-service restaurant. This landmark establishment has been serving some of the best seafood in the Valley since 1971. A variety of seasonal seafood is sourced from all over the world, but The Salt Cellar is known for always having an excellent selection of whole Maine lobsters at the ready. Look for creative specialty dishes such as shrimp San Remo with parpadelle pasta and appetizers including the skewered calamari strips. Happy hour daily at the bar from 4 to 7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to midnight. 550 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.1963;; $$$-$$$$



Fleming’s is a nationally renowned steakhouse that serves exceptional USDA prime and certified Angus beef. Starters include shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque and crab cakes, while favorite sides range from Fleming’s Potatoes with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses and jalapeno to chipotle cheddar mac and cheese. End the meal with chocolate lava cake, classic New York cheesecake, or chocolate butter cake. Private dining rooms available. Two Scottsdale locations;; $$$-$$$$



Strap on your cowboy boots and kick back at this bar and grill. Since 1935, Harold’s has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to both cowboys and locals who come in to start the day with thick-cut French toast or satiate their hunger with Harold’s 20-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak. Enjoy live music Thursday through Sunday, and happy hour specials daily. 6895 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.488.1906; www.haroldscorral. com; $$


At this newer Old Town Scottsdale

establishment, diners can indulge in delicious steaks set to the background music of a dynamic DJ. The famous cuisine and atmosphere can be enjoyed during brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu showcases USDA beef from farms in Iowa and Nebraska, market salads, seafood platters and a plethora of sides. The restaurant was in Forbes’ 100 best steakhouses in America and dubbed “a steakhouse for the stiletto set” by Thrillist. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. includes discounted fare and signature cocktails. 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.581.5171;; $$$$-$$$$$$


The Bourbon Cellar is an upscale farm-to-table steakhouse dining experience. As the name suggests, they honor barrel-aged liquid gold by incorporating it in nearly every dish on their menu. Decadence comes in the form of the pan-seared, baconwrapped scallops with a garlic butter-bourbon glaze. And for the adventurous, there is the impressive tomahawk pork chop, a 16-ounce bonein double cut, or a seasonal selection of game such as bison, elk or venison. Enjoy $5 drink specials all day, every day or choose from the largest bourbon selection in the Valley. 23623 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.595.5868;; $$$

Wine Bars


When your group has beer and wine drinkers, Scapegoat Beer and Wine can play the mediator. Scapegoat rotates their taps and seasonal wine list to ensure there is always something new for guests to try. But don’t overlook the gourmet tapas menu items such as The G.O.A.T., which is Parisian ham with three cheeses baked between local bread, and the gruyere cheese puffs. No reservations accepted. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. 7150 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.292.7605;; $$


Sorso Wine Room is a sampler’s paradise with its wall of wine taps allowing guests to try a variety of wines. Wine is also available by the glass or bottle, as well as a selection of beer. The food menu includes bruschetta, salads, sandwiches and charcuterie boards. Sorso offers a comfortable setting, fun patio and a shop with bottles, growlers, sweets and

wine accessories. Open at 11 a.m. daily, until 10 p.m. on Sunday and Monday and until midnight Tuesday through Saturday. Happy hour is every day from 3 to 6 p.m. and all day on Wednesday. At Scottsdale Quarter, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.4344;; $$


Serving Old Town Scottsdale since 1971, The Grapevine is a casual neighborhood hangout with an open-air balcony and nightly karaoke. At the upstairs patio bar, guests can order from an eclectic menu of tasty bar fare, like fish and chips and loaded potato skins, as well as Mediterranean-inspired entrees like their famous lavosh and spaghetti Bolognese. In addition to karaoke seven nights a week, happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. 4013 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.994.1792; www.grapevineaz. com; $$


“Love, laugh and lounge” is The Living Room’s motto. The wine lounge concept focuses on hospitality and good food. Guests can get cozy on plush sofas and seating inside or on the patio and socialize over glasses of wine and an eclectic menu that serves everything from sushi rolls to sliders to bruschetta. Drink specials are offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Food specials are from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Brunch is on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two locations in Scottsdale: The Shops at Gainey Village and Market Street at DC Ranch;; $$


Kick back with a bottle of wine and a cheese tray at Uncorked Wine Lounge & Eatery. Since 2005, Uncorked has been a cozy haunt for folks to gather, sip and dine. The wine list is diverse yet not overwhelming. And for food, standout nibbles include duck confit nachos using butternut squash tortilla chips and a savory Parmigiano-Reggiano cheesecake with sliced pears and served with a toasted baguette. There are also flatbreads, salads and sandwiches. Check for happy hour specials that change daily. Pouring Monday through Friday starting at 11 a.m. until late and Saturday starting at noon. Closed Sunday. 17025 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.366.4021; www.; $$

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JW Marriot Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa set the scene for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s enchanting event. The black-tie optional evening included an auction, with Emmy-winning journalist Javier Soto as master of ceremonies.

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Matt Evans and Kelsey Cohen Craig and Kim Walsh Stacy Hilgendorf and Danielle Matty Peter and Sandra Finocchiar Trish Daly and Larry Van Quathem Jenna and Brian Higgins Greg Duke and Cyntia Prado Beth Nicastro and John Rapasky Brennen Mittelstaedt and Nick Goin Kory and Bridget Kober


Hospice of the Valley’s signature fundraising event, which took place at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, included an array of fine art, specially selected wines, and a delicious seated dinner in addition to a raffle and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the evening went to support the organization’s charity care programs for end-of-life patients.

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Debbie Shumway and Rita Meiser Sally Chambliss and Fran Berlin Rick and Linda Heinz Grace Carpenter and Shelby Arians Michael and Julie Volz Michelle and Nicholas Sayles Joby and Candice Button Jeremy and Jamie Wittenhagen Kathy Bradbury and Aly Withey Joe Solien and Rachael Hughes



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona hosted its Red Carpet Affair at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by a program and dinner, and the night finished with an after-party. Proceeds went to help match more youth with caring adult mentors.

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Betty and Anthony Cataffo Lynette and David Tartaglio James and Katie Stringham Michael and Kristina Sabetta Lisa and Brian Vandenburgh Jeff Unterkofler and Danielle Julian Mindi Mitchell and Amber Curlee Cooper Brooks and Brandy Knight Amy and Andy Walters Mynessia Cook and Joe Marquez BY BEVERLY SHUMWAY
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Phoenix Children’s Foundation hosted a festive evening on the outdoor grounds of the Spire Bar at Arizona Biltmore, where guests traded traditional cocktail attire for resortwear. The party celebrated 40 years of Phoenix Children’s with live entertainment and fun fare.

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Daniel and Stephanie Hoffman Laly Peña and Fabricio Soutus Tiffany and James Ahlers Melissa and Thanasi Panagiotakopoulos Becca Olson and Ryan LeSueur Samantha Coleman and Brooke Tunstall Ryan and Stephanie Sandell Dana Ardebili and Jenny Goldman Madison and Kelly Pinebird Lissette Bell and Candis Creel BY JAMES SASSER
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Susan Casper-Smith and Sidney Smith Lauren and Carlos Goveo Cambrielle and Paul Lee
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National Kidney Foundation of Arizona celebrated the organization’s 60th anniversary at The Phoenician as local celebrities took to the stage, partnering with a professional dance instructor for a competition.

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Lauren Goldstein, Alaric and Rebecca Eby Gergana and Radomir Pashev Jason Merck and Kae’La Bair Leslie and Patrick McReynolds Sara Shihab and Norhan Naji Justin Vogel and Ashley Fleming Garrette Backie and April Little Christin and Harrison Papas Sydney Gardner and Michael Cole
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Elizabeth Quijada, Renee Hynds and Kristin Nichols Ashlea and Bryan Fowler Eli Ben and Maggie Wagner Kyle Irion and Lillian Turner Dana Ammari and Tanya Bastianich Manual Jenni Badolato and Nikou Lohse Kristin Hartman Amy and Daniel Martinez and Arwind Manohar Leena shahla Maria and Noah Spirakus Wally and Sarah Danapilis Amy Toppel and Michelle Green


Arboleda offers dishes inspired by oceanside eateries across the Mediterranean

There is also another glass window on the opposite side of the restaurant, giving guests the chance to see hung meats curing in real time.

Heading the kitchen is executive chef Evan Gotanda, who most recently served as chef de cuisine of Salt House. Gotanda brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, including time with Michelinstarred Patina Restaurant and Anchor & Hope. His current menu is a celebration of flavors from Spain, Italy, Greece, and Morocco, but expect some other global influences based on seasonality as well. There are nine primary sections to the current menu: Little Plates, Tapas, Crudos, Pastas & Paellas, Cured Meats, Fish, Meat, Salad, and Desserts.

Brothers Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal first met now-partner Björn Kock while the three men were working at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio in San Francisco more than 20 years ago. The chance meeting led to two decades of successful restaurant collaborations, notably with Town Hall Restaurant, Anchor & Hope, and Salt House, all in California.

In March, after years of planning and development, the team expanded to Arizona with the opening of Arboleda at Scottsdale Quarter.

The 6,500-square-foot restaurant is a love letter to the coastal eateries that border the Mediterranean. Spanish for “grove,” Arboleda has an actual living tree in its main dining room, helping give scale to the towering, curved cement walls and ceiling. The natural palate extends to the bar top and flooring, and many of the chairs are made of rich wood. There are some pops of color, primarily muted red, blue, and green hues in rugs, furniture, and stunning wine cabinets that double as art pieces.

One of the dining room’s walls is entirely made of glass, offering a peek at the large patio when closed and a seamless indoor-outdoor transition when open.

Of note are several innovative dishes, including a whipped foie gras cone with membrillo (quince paste) puree ($9); fry bread with crispy Iberico pork, spicy pepper jam, and pickled vegetables ($19); Hamachi crudo with a carrot puree, chili garlic crunch, black garlic vinegar, and crispy Brussels sprouts ($22); a Tuscan seafood stew called cacciucco, with salmon, clams, shrimp, calamari, and mussels ($39); and “el jorge,” a 32-ounce, 28-day aged rib-eye steak with roasted beef-fat potatoes and za’atar oil ($195).

The cocktail program features seven specialty cocktails as well as a specialty sangria made with ruby port. There are ample wines by the glass and bottle as well as a selection of beers, including local and European imports.

Arboleda is open Sunday and Monday from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. Happy hour, featuring discounts on select drinks and an array of small bites, is offered weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Expect lunch and brunch in coming months as well.

Arboleda, 15345 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale;; 480.701.1007.

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