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What exactly is male pattern baldness? Can women experience it too? What are the different treatments for the various types of hair loss? Carly Klein, founder of National Hair Loss, answers all our questions about the types of hair loss and the personalized programs and treatments that her team offers to suit every patient’s hair loss needs.

Q: What treatments do you offer patients with Alopecia Areata? CK: It is important to see a dermatologist right away when you see a spot you don’t want. With Alopecia Areata, always use tropical and/or steroid injections. For longterm areata patients, National Hair Loss offers many programs to help.

Q: How many types of hair loss are there? CK: There are too many types to count! Of them four are the more common types.

Q: Can you tell us more about Telogen Effluvium? CK: Telogen Effluvium (TE) is often what women think they have when they have female pattern hair loss. TE is a massive shedding that is usually indicative of a hormonal imbalance, but it also occurs when a patient has undergoes surgery.

Q: What is the most common type of hair loss? CK: The most common is Androgenetic Alopecia. This is also known as male pattern baldness, but for women it is diffuseness on the top. Q: Can you tell us more about Androgenetic Alopecia? CK: Interesting fact: the first time you see a problem you have already lost or have 50% of your hair change on top. Men lose the bulk of their hair from ages 18 to 29. Women lose their hair gradually, but never go completely bald. Rather, the hair grows thinner and thinner. Q: What treatments do you offer patients with Androgenetic Alopecia? CK: Depending on how extreme, there are a few options we offer. There are medications, laser, microneedling with growth factors and Platelet Rich Plasma hair care that all help when experiencing hair loss. Q: Can you tell us more about Alopecia Areata? CK: We are seeing Alopecia Areata (AA) more and more in patients. AA is an autoimmune disease that can be flared up with stress or with trauma. We also see kids with AA because it is a genetically passed down autoimmune disorder.

Q: What treatments do you offer patients with Telogen Effluvium? CK: We offer some topicals to help the hairs grow back faster. TE usually comes right back after a shed, but it is important to remember that it takes time for the hair to grow. Q: Can you tell us more about Medical Treatment hair loss, such as chemotherapy? CK: Chemotherapy patients usually grow hair back at a very slow rate and in patches. We now have ways to accelerate the growth process by more than 50% after 12 weeks of treatment. In general, chemotherapy causes all the hairs to go into dormancy. When a patient finishes with chemo the hair— typically hair in the back—can come in faster than other spots. When we do therapy we quickly see the hair come back evenly and much more coarse. We do this by dilating the blood vessels and forcing protein synthesis into the hair. This forces the hair to grow faster AND evenly. Q: You are the first in the country to assist cancer-related hair loss. Tell us more about the hair recovery program you offer patients. CK: In 2010, I started a hair recovery program in Virginia Piper Cancer Center.

I worked for a year on patients to see if this program would benefit them. I also worked with Dr. Michael Hamblin from Harvard University who specializes in hair loss and treatments. The hospital asked us to permanently keep the recovery program, which we did. Now, we have three locations alone in cancer facilities that help patients in Arizona. Q: What is a common misconception about hair loss? CK: There are so many misconceptions about hair loss. I always hear that women think they have a thyroid or hormonal issue if they have experienced hair loss for years. This is not true most of the time. Another misconception is to stop washing your hair when you have hair loss. This is the opposite of what you should do! It is important to use products that help with your loss and to cleanse the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) off the scalp. To learn more about National Hair Loss’s recovery programs and treatments, visit: www.nationalhairlossassoc.com or call (602) 283-2355

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A glimpse into the beauty, fashion and lifestyle expert’s on-air life and how she’s giving back while inspiring women

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ick Lowery, a former NFL kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets and a seven-time All Pro, has taken his dedication beyond the football field. He is a man with a mission in life: To empower people so they will then help others. “My goal is to help everyone find their unique human capacity to help, to contribute and to support others in their community,” Lowery says.

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up close Born in Munich, Germany, Lowery had an international upbringing, growing up in London, England; Munich, Germany; and Washington, D.C. Lowery attended St. Paul’s School in London when he was nine where he learned to play cricket, for which he still holds the record for the longest cricket ball throw of 70 yards. There, he was also introduced to rugby, giving him his first taste of kicking a football. Known for his precision kicking – he was the most accurate kicker in NFL history and a Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer, as the team’s all-time leading scorer – Lowery is a firm believer that rejection and mistakes are strong motivators. Determined to make it as a kicker in the NFL, he was cut 11 times by eight teams before finally solidifying his place with the Kansas City Chiefs. While some may have been daunted by rejections, Lowery became more determined.

“A big part of my story is how necessary it was for me to get cut repeatedly,” says Lowery, who went on to have an 18-year career in the NFL. “The rejection made me work harder. We have to learn, and the best way to learn is to make as many mistakes as possible.” That lesson is part of Lowery’s speaking platform, in which he seeks to “build a legacy of inspiration and impact,” as well as the message of his charitable work with Native American youth, which began with starting a football camp. Calling on former NFL running back Clark Gaines for help, Lowery’s first camp, held in Chinle, Arizona, hosted 10 tribes and 90 children. Today, the same camp now encompasses seven sports, 40 tribes and 1,000 children.

Philanthropic Pursuits Lowery’s philanthropic work continued to expand as he used his stellar NFL career as a platform to network with other athletes, community and government leaders, and philanthropic organizations. Lowery realizes his career may open doors, but it’s the personal commitment and motivation that has made his programs longstanding successes. “It’s not the brightness of the spotlight on you,” Lowery says. “It’s the intensity of the brightness within.” And bright he is. Not only did Lowery work for three U.S. presidents – including helping launch Americorps for President Clinton and the Points of Light Foundation for President George H.W. Bush, both as part of each president’s White House Office of National Service Staff – during his NFL career, he was the first pro athlete with a masters degree and fellowship from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is also the winner of the most prestigious humanitarian award an NFL player can receive: The Byron Whizzer White Award. He created the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation to work with disadvantaged youth, particularly Native American youth, and established several programs to help them learn leadership skills, including Native Vision, which is now in its 20th year.

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Lowery also established All Pros Against Bullying, which provides anti-bullying programs in Arizona schools. He also created Champions for the Homeless, an organization that feeds the homeless through St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix. Lowery’s newest charitable endeavor focuses on the issue of concussions in football, and his involvement began with an event for the movie Concussion. Motivated by the idea of reducing concussions down to the youth sports level, last month Lowery hosted a luncheon for doctors and athletes during the Concussions: 2017 Summit, in collaboration with the CACTIS Foundation and the Barrow Neurological Institute. Lowery is excited about the innovations in protocols for treating concussions and in training football players. He cites the robotic tackling dummy developed by his alma mater Dartmouth College as a possible solution. Called the Dartmouth Way, the football team tackles the robot, rather than a team member during practice and training. According to Buddy Teevens, Lowery’s former field goal holder and current Dartmouth head football coach, concussions at Dartmouth have been reduced by 80 percent. “The goal is to get this new method into high schools in five years, and I’m talking to state coaches’ associations to get them on board.” 2017 holds other exciting ventures for Lowery, among them the development of a new social media app for athletes and the future release of his book, Naked and Alone with 80,000 People. “It’s about those moments of truth within ourselves,” Lowery says of his book. “It’s about learning to deal with the pressure and dangers in life.” While the amount of charitable work that Lowery has done seems almost superhuman, he is committed to ensuring his groups and programs have longevity. “If you start a program, you keep doing it now matter how hard it is,” Lowery says. “Every program I’ve ever started is still continuing today.” To learn more about Lowery, visit www.nickloweryfoundation.org.

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Get Glamorous!

Tips to volumize fine hair from Rodney Gentry, a full-service designer and hair color specialist at Sachi Studios Winter is a difficult time for those with fine hair, reveals top hair colorist and full-service designer Rodney Gentry. Based at Sachi Studios in Scottsdale, the color specialist is all too familiar with the misery that fine hair can bring with it. “Flyaway, static, limp, lifeless tresses and easy breakage are just a few of the complaints that clients with fine hair come to me with,” he says. “Many of them are sick and tired of feeling like they can’t do anything with their hair. When I show them how easy it is to achieve strength, brilliant color and outstanding volume, it really does come as something of a shock!” Gentry is referring to the Goldwell Kerasilk Repower range. Fusing engineered keratin, lightweight silk and elastin, the Repower range offers an in-salon and home care treatment specifically designed to tackle fine hair head-on. In the salon, the specialist product line includes a lightweight, volumizing shampoo; an intensive volume treatment; and a volume-intensifying post treatment. Bigger is most definitely better! “It’s the advanced science of the Kerasilk Repower range that works so well,” Gentry says. “Keratransform Technology™ (KT³™) is at the cutting edge of hair care and delivers powerful transformations for fine, flyaway hair.” The top colorist is delighted that the complementary home care products mean that his clients can continue

root to tip, building up its strength and making it easier to style and manage. That means superb color results in the salon, and hair that is easy to style day after day once the client is back at home. It’s the perfect combination.” For the fine-haired men and women in Scottsdale, it’s time to book a trip to the salon and deal with those dull, limp tresses once and for all. Strong, fullbodied hair with outstanding color has never been easier to achieve!

to enjoy fabulously colored, full-bodied tresses long after they leave the salon. The volumizing blow-dry spray is a particular hit – it’s one of those hair care products that, once discovered, becomes an essential part of any woman’s beauty repertoire. The volume-plumping cream is also a must for those looking for a smooth finish with plenty of body. Styling can be a real pain for those with fine hair, but advanced products such as the Kerasilk Repower range mean that long-lasting style and hold are no longer solely the domain of those with thicker locks. “Drooping curls and limp locks are a thing of the past, even in the winter months, which can be so unkind to fine hair,” Gentry says. “With Kerasilk Repower, the hair is nourished from

Rodney Gentry can be contacted at 480.639.2000, via rodneygentry@rodneygentry.com or at www.rodneygentry.com. Visit him at Sachi Studios, 10201 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 28, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.


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IT’S ABOUT TYME

Kierre Reeg navigates his family business to success BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

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fter working eight years as a senior equity trader at a capitalized hedge fund, Kierre Reeg decided to pursue a business endeavor that involved his family. “My sister approached me with a unique take on a flat iron, and we started to realize the potential it had in the beauty industry,” Reeg says. “I dove right in.” Reeg is the chief executive officer at TYME (www.tymestyle.com), an online beauty retailer based in Scottsdale that specializes in hair products and hot tools. Their flagship product, the TYME Iron, offers women a variety of styles – from beachy waves to straight hair – without compromising her “tyme.” It uses a different process than other tools, and it’s revolutionary shape forgos the challenges associated with most irons. Reeg describes himself as being the captain of a ship – creating strategy while navigating the business and its members. “I spend a lot of time architecting the business so I really work on the company rather than in the company,” he explains. Reeg notes that his family has a lot of respect for each other, and it’s been a lifelong desire to create a family-owned and -operated business. “As a leader, I focus on emotional IQ and we talk about it a lot in the company,” Reeg says. “It means we don’t put up with any victim mentalities within the company; we know that in order to succeed we really have to do everything right.”

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What do you love most about what you do? I love making customers happy, and I love helping TYME team members succeed. Would you say your siblings are your best friends? I would say I have many best friends, and some of them happen to be my siblings! What are some of your favorite spots in the Valley? I love Chelsea’s Kitchen and Bandera when it comes to restaurants. I also really love Culinary Dropout and Olive & Ivy, and Breakfast Club is high up there as well. As you can tell, I eat out a lot!

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A HEART FOR HEALTH

Tina Clemmons’ mission to help others with early detection BY BRITTANY MARONEY

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ll Tina Clemmons remembers about the day her best friend said she had cancer – and that she faced a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation – was that her heart felt like it was breaking. “They say that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and that cancer touches everyone,” Clemmons says. “Jenny was my first experience, and it rocked me to the core. I began researching ways to help with early detection of cancer.” Clemmons, a former registered dietician who worked in medical equipment financing at the time, switched gears to refocus her career on helping others. She discovered thermography, a technique that uses no harmful radiation in screening and can detect signs of breast disease up to 10 years earlier than a mammogram. From there, Clemmons launched De Novo Scan (www.denovoscan.com), a clinic that uses thermal imaging as a safe, noninvasive cancer-screening, an alternative to the traditional mammogram. “There is so much fear surrounding cancer detection, so I was drawn to work that enabled women to have early detection in a more comforting environment,” Clemmons says. “Thermal imaging is such a great screening tool that really provides a window to your health, and I get to provide that service while easing people’s worries and discomfort.”

Etc. What do you think the future will bring for your business? My business has grown exponentially since opening my doors almost five years ago. I’ve had several clients approach me on partnership opportunities, so the plan is to open more De Novo Scan locations across the U.S. What are your favorite places to shop in the Valley? I’m a total bargain shopper. I find great things shopping online and find little treasures at My Sister’s Closet or Poor Little Rich Girl. Tell us the best advice you’ve ever been given. If your dreams and goals don’t scare you, then they aren’t big enough. Big things happen when you reach just outside your comfort zone!

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ames Clark, partner and creative director at Blind Society, knows a thing or two about creating a lasting impression. His work with the brand love agency, who lists Target and NAMCO Entertainment among its clients, gives him free reign to cultivate genuine connections between companies and customers. “What’s amazing about what I do is that there are no rules,” Clark says. “You never know where the next great idea is going to come from.” This mindset holds strong, whether he’s orchestrating a canine photo shoot for Blind Society’s pet care client or scouring his closet for the perfect outfit. “Like anything creative or visual, style takes a lot of exploration,” Clark says. “But I think it’s the little touches that make it work.” His elegantly fitted, wrinkle-free ensembles, often courtesy of Theory and John Varvatos, might include a sophisticated watch or captivating pocket square. Clark’s sharp, edgy style, however, is just one part of his personal trademark. “Brands are an extension of who we are and what we believe in,” he says. “So for me, it’s all about being the one and only, staying true to my core, and connecting on a deeper level.”

BRANDING AT ITS BEST

James Clark divulges the details that make up his trademark sophisticated style BY EMILY GLYNN PHOTO BY JAMES PATRICK

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What would we be surprised to find in your closet? A pair of way too skinny jeans that have never been worn. They could almost be classified as “jeggings.” It’s a purchase that I definitely question. In my defense, they were bought online from a European retailer and I just never returned them. Where can we find you on your days off and what are you wearing? On a day off, you’ll find me doing something active, so I’d most likely be wearing athletic clothes. Or hockey equipment. I’ve been playing hockey since I was three, and it’s one of my absolute passions. But just to be clear, I only wear hockey equipment on the rink and not out in public. That would just be awkward. What’s been your greatest accomplishment? Life has been amazing, but my greatest accomplishment is still yet to come.


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eing the lead W insider and guest experience manager at W Scottsdale is more than just a job – it’s a lifestyle. Since joining W Scottsdale in 2012 and receiving a well-earned promotion last year, Rachael Bienz has embraced the fast-paced culture of the boutique hotel with open arms. Because her days are packed and unpredictable, she often stuns in versatile outfits that seamlessly transition from day to night. Luckily, Bienz doesn’t have to venture far for the perfect ensemble. The W Store, located inside the hotel’s posh lobby, is brimming with pieces from NBD and STYLESTALKER, two of her go-to brands. “They take the time to personalize every aspect of my look from head to toe,” she says of the store. “They also take into consideration my passion for color and bling, the event and season, and the latest trends.” Despite having a full walk-in closet, Bienz isn’t immune to indecision. “I constantly think, ‘I have nothing to wear!’” she laughs. “But I try to pick outfits that I feel comfortable and confident in.” Lately, Bienz says that means lacey rompers, dark jeans and vibrant spring colors. As for what’s next? Even she couldn’t tell you. “The W Style constantly reinvents my style.” What is your most prized possession? Ellie, my dog. She is the apple of my eye and my best friend. Where can we find you on your days off and what are you wearing? If I’m out catching up with grocery shopping and running errands, I like to keep it casual in a baseball cap, yoga pants and a ponytail. I drive a convertible, so the top is usually down in this weather. Define paradise. Paradise is not a place – it’s a state of mind, a state of living. Paradise is living surrounded by those I love and who love me. It’s being excited to greet each new sunrise and looking forward to what the day brings. It’s a good meal, music that’s gets me dancing, and the relationships I have with my family, friends and colleagues.

THE INSIDE SCOOP Rachael Bienz gives us a glimpse into her fashionable world BY EMILY GLYNN PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

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THE JUMP BALL

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1. Rachel Baudhuin, BCBG Max Azria dress.

7. Jacque Alonzo, Chelsea & Violet dress.

2. Isabel Guerra, Camille Bell dress.

8. Lena Spotleson, XScape dress.

3. Melanie Beauchamp, St. John dress.

9. Ann Meyers Drysdale, Chinese couture outfit.

4. Holly Benter, Parker dress.

10. Andrea Evans, Vince Camuto dress.

5. Montana Lucky, House of CB dress.

11. Ginger Brandt, Alice + Olivia dress.

6. Lindsey Smith, dress from vintage collection.

12. Jennifer Carmer, Badgley Mischka dress.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS ARIZONA

at Arizona Biltmore BY BEN ARNOLD

1. Anja Imamovic, Guess dress.

7. Kristin Marley, Herve Leger dress.

2. Leslie Azurdia, Ralph Lauren dress.

8. Kelly Bird, Marchesa dress. 9. Celina Maas, Zac Posen dress.

3. Katee Lauchner, dress from Nove Boutique.

10. Nicole Borchardt, Herve Leger dress.

4. Sonal Haerter, Monique Lhuillier dress.

11. Shelby Juarez, BCBG Max Azria dress.

5. Tara Ryklin, BCBG Max Azria dress.

12. Cheyenne Occhiato, dress from Express.

6. Pat Bondurant, St. John dress.

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The stylish entrepreneur takes her beauty, fashion and lifestyle expertise to national TV – with a message of helping women feel beautiful and inspired BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE PHOTOS BY MARK MORGAN SHOT ON LOCATION AT ANDAZ SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA

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here are many outlets for creative expression, and Jamie Krell’s creativity illuminates through everything that bears her signature. Krell is a style expert who curates and produces beauty, fashion and lifestyle segments on national television platforms. Krell’s segments have appeared on popular shows like Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The TODAY Show, The View and E! News. There is an art to assembling a five- to seven-minute segment that offers viewers both information and entertainment. With her impeccable taste and keen eye, Krell takes a TV spot’s blank canvas and turns it into a masterful, fashionable work of art. “It takes countless hours preparing for a segment, from coming up with a topic and theme to researching and finding the best brands, products or styles,” Krell says, who describes her role as part editor, part producer and part host. “Additionally, you have to coordinate details with the marketing teams, write the material, take photographs, pull looks, book models, style outfits, return samples and be well-versed to deliver the proper message for various brands and clients on TV – it’s a lot of work!”

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A Natural Creative Krell fostered a creative mind early in life. Originally from Cleveland, she was raised in the beach city of San Diego with her artistically inclined family. “I come from a long line of artists in my family, and I have always enjoyed illustration and design,” Krell says. Growing up, Krell was involved in theater, trained in various styles of dance and took many art classes. Her interest in illustration and design urged her to pursue a degree in interdisciplinary fine arts at the University of Arizona. It wasn’t until she studied and lived in a major fashion capital – London, England – that her true creative outlet made itself known. “In London, that’s really when I would say ‘it all started.’ I learned pattern-making and computer-aided design; I took photography and design courses and spent hours sketching, drawing and learning how to construct clothing. It was a great way to express myself and another creative outlet,” she says. Fresh out of school, Krell took her design skills and began her career in the fashion and beauty industry working alongside the costume designer on NBC’s hit sitcom Friends. Krell learned from her supervisor’s management style and her ability to juggle multiple responsibilities at once. The invaluable lessons Krell gained from her supervisor would later fuel her success as a beauty and style entrepreneur. Krell was tasked with exploring the Warner Bros. merchandise room, selecting fabric from the LA Fashion Market, and photographing and organizing looks for each cast member on Friends. “I learned so much from [my supervisor] as she was extremely talented, but also tough,” she says. “Being able to explore this opportunity at such a young age, and at the beginning of my career, was truly a dream come true.” Krell, a budding stylist with an already impressive resume, decided to stay in Los Angeles upon a referral to E! Entertainment and Style Network. “[The Friends’ costumer designer] said I should start out in entertainment and experience all the facets of TV, film and production and see what I liked and where it took me.” So, Krell did just that. She began as a production assistant, and for the next SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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two years she explored the entertainment sphere in casting, producing, writing and editing. During this creative exploration, Krell found her creative outlet in producing beauty, fashion and lifestyle content. “I was able to meet and build relationships with some of the biggest fashion and beauty brands – including Sephora, NARS, John Frieda and Smashbox – agents, managers, public relations and marketing executives, wardrobe stylists and makeup artists in the business. I have continued to nurture so many of those relationships to this day.” Krell admits that the industry’s competiveness is taxing, but the relationships with like-minded and inspiring women make the harder days worth it. “We all bring something different and unique to the table,” she says. “I am all about lifting each other up, and I gravitate toward women in life and work who feel the same. I have been lucky to find such a supportive system of women while growing up in this business.” After five years in LA’s beauty entertainment industry, Krell moved to New York City to spearhead a broadcast division for a major beauty and fashion public relations firm. At first, Krell found herself intimidated by the cutthroat atmosphere of the city. Then, recalling that NYC living was always a dream of hers, she shifted her mindset from trepidation to curiosity. “I decided I would give it my all and explore and enjoy the Big Apple as much as I could,” she says. “My greatest challenge was overcoming those first few months, which were really hard. Ultimately, the three years I lived in New York City left me with the greatest reward. As an article in Forbes once said, ‘New York City is the world’s best teacher.’” As the broadcast director at a major PR firm, Krell wrote, pitched and secured segments on morning, daytime, late night and entertainment shows. One day, Krell’s boss decided to turn the tables and put the broadcast director in the spotlight. “My boss put me on camera to host one of the segments I had pitched,” she says. I thought she was crazy, but I was surprisingly comfortable and it went well. The rest is sort of history after that.”

Giving Back Krell continues to write, produce, style and curate a variety of segments for viewers


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“I have a nice work-life balance now. Living in Scottsdale has contributed to a newfound happiness rooted in a great sense of community. I love that our community is literally the definition of tight-knit. People here genuinely care about each other and are always friendly.”

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in cities nationwide. But now, she has the luxury to express her creativity within the comforts of her own home. Krell moved to Arizona to be with her husband, and the peaceful desert landscape proved to be exactly what she needed at the time. “I have a nice work-life balance now. Living in Scottsdale has contributed to a newfound happiness rooted in a great sense of community,” she says. “I love that our community is literally the definition of tight-knit. People here genuinely care about each other and are always friendly.” Since moving here, Krell has become involved with the local charity People Acting Now Discovering Answers (PANDA), a group of 70 members who raise money for Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona. Krell utilizes her expertise in content creation to help build special components, such as live auctions and raffles, at the organization’s signature event, the Children Helping Children Fashion Show. With the help of Krell’s extensive contact list and connections, the live auction and raffle from last year’s event raised $150,000 on its own. This year’s fashion show takes place this month, on March 25, at The Phoenician. Krell will serve as emcee, as she has for the last two years. “I always say the single best use of my relationships and contacts is being able to call upon them to help raise money for a charity,” she says. “You realize quickly that giving back, in any small way you can, has the ability to make a significant, positive impact and difference in someone else’s life. “I am proud to live in this city for so many reasons,” Krell continues. “But I am most proud of the philanthropic efforts happening all around us.” From Friends and life in NYC’s fast lane to building a style empire in the Valley, it goes without saying that there is no stopping Krell. This beauty industry professional’s unique outlet of expression is found within each of her segments and charitable components, and her message speaks clearly. “What I love most about what I do is helping women feel beautiful and inspired.” Learn more about Krell at www.jamiekrell.com and PANDA at www.azpanda.org.


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Motivation, wisdom and best practices for six types of workouts, straight from the pros

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Yoga Years teaching: 3+

What are the top three songs on your class’ playlist? Top three songs? Too difficult to narrow down but top three artists I can do. My go-to artists are Glass Animals, Robin Schulz and have to throw Bob Marley in there too … I could go on and on.

Jennifer Bouche

Manager and yoga instructor at ESenEM Yoga, Scottsdale

How should people fuel up before or after one of your workouts? Hydration is key, especially for hot yoga. You sweat a lot, and it’s good to hydrate and rehydrate with electrolyte drinks. I drink water all day long, but coconut water is my go-to pre- and post-class drink. How do you motivate your class? A great playlist with upbeat music helps people get in the zone. I consistently remind students to focus on their breath; that’s always the top priority. I always notice extra effort when I mention the benefits of what we’re currently doing too. What made you choose yoga? Ever since I was a kid, I ate healthy thanks to my mom and was active thanks to my dad. After my first hot yoga class in high school, I knew I had found something great. I was hooked on the way I felt after class – calm and relaxed yet empowered! People always say if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life, and I feel so blessed to be doing what I love. What can people expect when they come to your class? A party. I’m the host and the DJ; you’re the guest and we’re going to sweat, move and jam out together. I like fun, upbeat music when the class gets difficult, but we always warm up and cool down nice and slow. It’s going to be hot and humid, but after everyone’s first class, they keep coming back for more! Any fitness tips you can share? Know your limits and be mindful with your movements to avoid injury. Do what feels good for you, especially in yoga. Each day is different so never be too hard on yourself. If you had a great class one day and the next wasn’t so great, it’s all good. Just breathe deep, flow slow and enjoy the process.

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Cycling Years teaching: 10+

What are the top three songs on your class’ playlist? Missy Elliott, I’m Better; Major Lazer, Sweat; Prince, FunknRoll.

Holly Miller

Master trainer at CycleBar, McCormick Ranch

How should people fuel up after one of your workouts? I recommend a good meal with some lean protein and healthy carbs. If whole food is not an option, a protein shake will work. I am definitely an advocate of eating real food over shakes or meal replacements. How do you motivate your class? I try to utilize as many elements in my class as possible to connect with each individual. Some may be motivated by the music, some may be motivated by my words, some may be motivated by seeing me push on the bike. What made you choose cycling? I love the connection of music, mind, body and bike. I love that you can have a room full of people from all different walks of life and all different fitness levels come together as a group and get not only a great workout, but find a connection to something greater than themselves. What can people expect when they come into your class? Great music, high energy, lots of cues for good form, plenty of encouragement, some inspiring messages, and to walk out feeling better than when they walked in. What’s your favorite workout clothing brand? I love the quality of lululemon as well as the social commitment of the brand; I’ve been their ambassador for two years. I also love Goldsheep because they have so many fun prints! I wear their Champagne leggings every Sunday for my brunch ride – we serve fruit and mimosas after class with the intention of getting the riders to know one another better. Any fitness tips you can share? Finding a friend (or friends) to keep you accountable for your health/fitness goals. It’s way more fun to workout with other people, and I can guarantee you’ll work harder! “Stronger together” is my motto!

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HIIT Years teaching: 2

What are the top three songs on your class’ playlist? Madonna vs. David Guetta, Revolver; Fifth Harmony, Work From Home; Anna Lunoe, Radioactive. I am a BIG fan of electropop/EDM music during a workout.

Jordan Lindholm

Coach at Orangetheory Fitness, Downtown Phoenix

How should people fuel up before one of your workouts? Consume a slow-digesting carbohydrate to give you sustainable fuel throughout your workout. For example, oatmeal and whole grain toast with peanut butter. How do you motivate your class? I love to give participants a positive quote to think about during their workout. One of my favorite quotes is “the body achieves what the mind believes.” What made you choose high-intensity interval training? I was always a part of athletics, including volleyball, gymnastics, track and field, dance, swimming and bodybuilding. In December 2015, I became a member of Orangetheory Fitness Downtown Phoenix. After my first class, I was hooked! I left my job with the Department of Child Safety to pursue my dream of working in the fitness industry. I started off in sales and transitioned into coaching. What can people expect when they come to your class? A warm welcome, to feel motivated throughout the entire class, and enjoy an upbeat, rockin’ playlist that will keep you energized throughout the class. What’s your favorite workout clothing brand? Forever 21. Their clothing is not only well-made but fashionable too. I feel that cute and affordable workout clothes can give anyone a little boost in their step and make them feel good about themselves during their workouts. Any fitness tips you can share? One of my favorite fitness tips is to remember to drink water. It is recommended to drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day.

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Pilates Years teaching: 7

What are the top three songs on your class’ playlist? Anything by Pitbull, Flo Rida and Michael Jackson always make the cut.

Adam Maielua

Lead instructor at The Body Lab, Arcadia and North Scottsdale

How should people fuel up before one of your workouts? Eat light – fruit and maybe some protein powder. You need to be hydrated hours before the session. How do you motivate your class? I constantly remind them why they walked in the door. Whatever it is they came to change, they need to own it now. What made you choose Pilates? It’s always challenging yet approachable for most and offers longevity over other forms of fitness as we age. What can people expect when they come to your class? I will challenge you to learn your own body, and I will push you to explore your limits. I will keep you safe, but you’re here to accomplish something. It’s not about what you can do; it’s about how hard you try. What’s your favorite workout clothing brand? Lululemon! I was a two-time brand ambassador so I’m biased for life. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Focus on effort, not results. If you’re not having fun, you’re trying too hard. Any fitness tips you can share? Keep learning. Try different trainers and exercise at different times. Complacency can be just as bad as no activity.

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Personal Training Years training: 12

What are the top three songs on your training playlist? Ice Cube, It Was A Good Day; 2Pac, California Love; Jay-Z, Dirt Off Your Shoulder.

Jeremy Scott

Personal trainer and CEO at Jeremy Scott Fitness, North Scottsdale

How should people fuel up before or after one of your workouts? Pre-Workout: I prefer them come on nothing other than water and coffee/tea if they need caffeine. Post-Workout: 100 percent real food such as protein and veggies. How do you motivate others? By being the example of healthy living. I strive to set the bar high by how I eat, train and live my life 24/7/365. I don’t believe in teaching theory; I am a true practitioner of fitness and healthy living. What made you choose personal training? Fitness saved my life. In all reality if I didn’t change the habits I had as a younger man, I wouldn’t be here today. It was a gift to me, and I work every day to give that gift back to those I serve. What can people expect when they come into your training session? A safe, fun, comfortable atmosphere where you can be yourself and work to your full potential. Expect to be surrounded by a positive, supportive community of people who have the same common goal – to become healthy, move better, feel better and look better through hard work and consistent effort. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Comparison is the thieve of joy; never compare how you look to others you see in magazines, on TV or in the gym – we are all dealt a different genetic card and our own personal bests will differ. Just focus on being the best version of you! Any fitness secrets you can share? The real secret is that there isn’t one. There is no magic diet or training program that is going to get you results for life. Understand the only way to achieve lifelong results is by making a lifestyle change and sticking to it forever.

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Barre Years teaching: 5

What are the top three songs on your class’ playlist? Deorro, Bailar; Dillon Francis, Anywhere; Adrian Lux, Alive.

Abby Watts

Master teacher trainer at Pure Barre, Scottsdale and Phoenix locations

How should people fuel up before or after one of your workouts? I personally love Quest bars. Ninety-nine percent of the time, you can find a halfeaten cookie dough bar in my purse. How do you motivate your class? I use motivational cues that remind clients how strong they are. My favorites are telling them that they can do anything for 20 seconds or that they are stronger than they think. I know when I hear those in class it makes me dig deeper, so I try to do the same for my clients. What made you choose barre? I have a dance background so after I stopped dancing and tried Pure Barre, it felt like a great fit. There’s no dance involved, but it was a natural fit since there are some positions reminiscent of ballet. What can people expect when they come to your class? To sweat! The most common misconception is that it’s an easy workout because it’s associated with a ballet barre. That is most certainly not the case. We perform small movements but the burn is BIG. What’s your favorite workout clothing brand? I’ve recently been into Goldsheep. I love a plain black legging, but Goldsheep’s outrageous patterns are so fun. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Abs are made in the kitchen. As much as you work out, it all comes back to your diet.

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C E L E B R AT I N G A L I

Special guests on stage include Lonnie Ali, Brooks & Dunn, Colbie Caillat, Billy Crystal, Harrison Ford, David Foster, Mike Love, Brian McKnight, Reba McEntire, Dennis Quaid, Smokey Robinson, and Sharon Stone, with more still to be announced.

Join with us and some very special friends and guests for a unique evening to celebrate and honor the life and enduring legend that is Muhammad Ali. Call Celebrity Fight Night on 602-956-1121 to reserve your table now.

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Saturday, March 18 Winning the Fight for Charities

Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Inc., 2111 East Highland Avenue, Suite 135, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 602-956-1121

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Jimmy Walker, Founder and CEO | Sean Currie, Executive Director Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. ©2017 Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved. Muhammad Ali™; Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights: Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC. ali.com ©2017 Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC.


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Come springtime in Scottsdale, the hills are alive with outdoor enthusiasts meandering through the desert wilderness, soaking up the final months of blissful weather before summer’s start. Whether you prefer an easier walk or the challenge of hilly hikes, the city has more than 320 miles of maintained trails to explore and conquer. The next time you venture out, breathe it all in – the towering saguaros, the bristly chollas and the undulating mountains – right here in your backyard. Photo taken at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead, Feb. 5 at 4:41 p.m.

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HONORING ALI

How Celebrity Fight Night and Muhammad Ali joined forces in support of a cure for Parkinson’s disease – and how the boxer’s legacy is continued today BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO PHOTOS BY PHIL GUDENSCHWAGER

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spotlight the Philadelphia 76ers. Walker proposed Barkley participate in a mock boxing match with oversized gloves against boxing champion Michael Carbajal to raise money, and Barkley readily agreed. With the help of former basketball player Dan Majerle, together with Barkley and Carbajal, Celebrity Fight Night was born. “At the time, Barkley practically owned Phoenix,” Walker recalls. “I knew his name on the invitation guaranteed success, and he’s very charitable. Without Barkley, we wouldn’t be here now.” The first Celebrity Fight Night raised $100,000 for the Michael Carbajal Gym. “We had 400 people in the room and made $100,000 for charity,” Walker says. “Now, we sell tables for $100,000.” The second year, country singer Kenny Rogers was the featured guest and performed a 40-minute concert in addition to the scheduled mock fight, and the money raised went to Olympian Gary Hall Sr.’s Phoenix Swim Club. For the third year, Walker knew he had do something new for CFN to keep it fresh and invited Muhammad Ali to be the featured guest. Walker met Ali at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game in 1984, the year that Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “I shared with him [Ali] that this would be a natural fit,” Walker says. Lonnie, Ali’s wife, remembers Ali’s attendance that first year.

“Muhammad received invitations all the time,” Lonnie says. “This was just one. It was small and mostly men. But he enjoyed it and kept coming back.” Eventually, Ali accepted the invitation due to its charitable focus, and from there, CFN took on a new direction and meaning. In related circumstances starting in 1994, Dr. Abraham Lieberman, Ali’s physician at Barrow Neurological Institute, approached Ali about becoming the spokesperson for Parkinson’s disease. Initially, Ali refused. “Muhammad said no,” Lonnie says. “He didn’t dwell on it and felt no one else should. He didn’t see [Parkinson’s disease] as a daily challenge.” Lieberman visited the Alis in their Michigan home to make a personal appeal, which was rebuffed again. Upon returning to Arizona, Lieberman made one more appeal in the form of a poem. Lieberman finally received the agreement from Ali he’d been after. “The poem was awesome,” Lonnie says. “But it was that Dr. Lieberman convinced Muhammad that he’d help a lot of people [in becoming the spokesperson]. It was then that Ali was hooked. If it was about only him, then no.” Between Lieberman, Walker and Ali, the MAPC was conceptualized, and the center became the primary recipient of the funds raised by CFN. Recognized as a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, it’s now the premier treatment center for those with Parkinson’s disease. The funds from CFN are used in programs such as Ali Care, in which patients who cannot afford treatment are provided financial and logistical assistance so they can receive the treatment they need.

Celebrity Fight Night XXIII: Celebrating Ali At this year’s event, CFN will focus on Muhammad Ali’s life and contributions. Walker alludes to a few planned highlights of the event. “There will be a boxing ring on the stage,” Walker says. “There will be pictures all around, and we’ll have testimonials.” Harrison Ford and Stefano Ricci will be this year’s honorees, and many celebrities who have been long-term supporters and friends of Ali will be attendance, including Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone and Larry King, who will all present a special tribute. “Some of the guests knew Ali for a long time,” says Walker, who also describes the value of his own relationship with Ali. “The impact he had on me was the patience, the kindness, and the love he had for people. He said the greatest religion is love, and he lived it.” CFN continues to grow, evolve and persist in its mission with the MAPC to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. CFN not only provides funds to the MAPC, but also to other charities such as The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix. CFN now has two events each year, with the second event in the fall in Italy hosted by Andrea Bocelli. A portion of the CFN Italy funds goes to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. This year marks Italy’s fourth event, and Bocelli and Sir Elton John will perform together at the Colosseum in Rome, among other planned events. For more information, visit www.celebrityfightnight.org.

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Luxe Lifestyle

The JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa recently launched a Lifestyle Membership, a combination of its golf and spa memberships that provides an enhanced luxury experience for golf gurus and wellness worshippers alike. The new Lifestyle Membership includes all aspects of the existing golf and spa memberships – such as four complimentary spa services, a two-night resort stay, weekly member events, no green fees and much more – plus discounted room rates throughout the year and a 20 percent discount on all resort dining. The Lifestyle Membership initiation fee is $19,500 with $610 in monthly dues. Call 480.367.6115  to purchase memberships.

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Wine & Unwind

Give your happy hour a healthy boost with the return of the Wine & Unwind series at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Taking place on select dates through May (this month, on March 31), destress with an outdoor yoga flow class, set to the tune of live rhythmic guitar music, followed by a glass of wine. Each class is $20 and begins at 4 p.m.; the event is open to both resort and local guests. To reserve your spot, call The Spa at 480.513.5145.

To Market, To Market

A New Way to Gift

If you’ve ever felt stumped by gift giving (and who hasn’t?), a new company is out to change that, making it simpler yet more thoughtful. In January, Lisa Morrow founded Birdytell, which creates and hand-delivers gift boxes based on the recipient’s interests – categories include coffee, tea and cocktails – using goods from local businesses. For tea lovers, a box might include a cute mug, a bag of local tea, and an inspirational candle made by an Arizona artisan. You can also mix and match categories (nothing wrong with some Zen and cocktail goodies!), and the folks at Birdytell will even help you curate custom boxes, such as something to give your bridesmaids, with items from elsewhere. Prices are approximately $40-$150 (for non-custom boxes). Order online or purchase in store by appointment. 4225 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.758.5165; www.birdytell.com.

There’s a new health-conscious eatery in town serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner while taking all food preferences into account, from paleo to raw to gluten-free. Located at Scottsdale Road and Highland Avenue, Modern Market’s fast-casual concept offers clean, made-from-scratch food with locally sourced ingredients, and it’s affordable (all entrees cost around $10). You’ll find the likes of eggy breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, dinner plates and brick-oven pizzas – with high-protein crust, no less! The cozy, rusticmodern setting is the perfect locale for a quick lunch break during work, or perhaps a shopping siesta from nearby Scottsdale Fashion Square. www.modernmarket.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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EXPERIENCE

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Dr. Andrew Wolin brings over 20 years of experience in using patient’s own fat to sculpt and contour faces, breasts and bodies

LIPS AND LINES

So... you’ re looking in the magnifying mirror as you put on your eyeshadow, your mascara and your cheek foundation and now you get a good look at your lips. A gasp of disbelief permeates the atmosphere. “ Where did those lines come from...I didn’t see them there last week.. how will I ever hide the grooves and lines with my lip liner and lipstick? At the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center, Dr Andrew Wolin has found multiple solutions to the “lips and LInes” dilemma. For the past few years Dr Wolin has incorporated his 20 year experience with fat transfer with his 20 year experience with laser skin therapy to eradicate all those irregularities and grooves in the lips. By using MICROFAT transfer of a patient’s own fat and combining the MICRO FAT transfer with laser therapy, he has been able to conquer the battle of the lip lines. The procedure is an office procedure done under local anesthesia, taking less than 45 minutes. Not only is FAT being transferred, but STEM CELLS and growth factors are also transferred with the fat to improve the overall health of the lips as well as the appearance.

For those patients that want a faster, less permanent solution to the lip problems, Dr Wolin is using Micro Cannula injection of Juvederm to provide a painless and bruiseless solution to the lip line problem.

For those who are looking to rejuvenate an aging lip or simply add volume to a lifelong thin lip, there are also fat transfer options for long term permanent correction or Juvederm for a shorter term temporary fix. By utilizing blunt cannulas rather than needles, the procedures are almost painless, do not cause bruising and provide the patients with a great experience.

Call The Wolin Plastic Surgery Center for your new fuller, smoother and more kissable lips...

Dr Wolin is the director of the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center and has been practicing aesthetic surgery in Scottsdsle for the last 28 years. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Wolin is located at 8415 North Pima Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale 85258. You can call 480.945.8440 or visit www.andrewwolinmd.com to set up a consultation to learn more about these incredible procedures.


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Brews with a Side of Basketball

The Phoenix Suns are bringing fun and a whole lot of fanfare to Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers in Old Town on Saturday, March 11. From 6 to 8 p.m., cheer on the Phoenix Suns as they play the Dallas Mavericks – alongside the Suns Gorilla, Suns Dancers and Solar Squad. The special event will include photo ops, meet and greets, prizes, giveaways and trivia, as well as $6 Effen Vodka drink specials. Go team! www.coldbeers.com.

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If you enjoy a bit of a thrill but jumping out of a plane gives you the heebie-jeebies, indoor skydiving might be right up your alley. Brand-new to Scottsdale is iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operation that provides the sensation of skydiving in a safe, comfortable and fun environment – without having to jump from thousands of feet in the air. The facility replicates the sensation of freefall, creating conditions that allow people to fly on a smooth cushion of air. With the help of iFLYcertified instructors, you can learn to fly, control your body in the air, and experience true human flight! www.iflyworld.com.

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Last month, the Sanctuary unveiled $2 million in renovations to its Spa Casitas and Spa Suites, completing a two-year renovation that began with the addition of the Spa House and a redesign of the Mountain Casitas. The Spa Casitas, which surround the resort’s pool and spa, underwent an indoor refresh (with new beds, lighting, artwork, and larger bathrooms and closet space), while the Spa Suites received extensive indoor and outdoor upgrades, including new interior furnishings, patio daybeds and canopies, and oversized outdoor soaking tubs. Did someone say spa-ahhh? www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Scottsdale Fashion Week

Fresh Start Gala

March 2-7, times vary Scottsdale Fashion Week (SFW) showcases the latest collections from leading national designers. The week is packed with fabulous events including an unforgettable opening night, brunch at Dakota, an active and swimwear designer showcase at W Scottsdale, a ready-to-wear and contemporary designer showcase at Livewire, and two wrap parties featuring national recording artists Bebe Rexha and Daya, respectively. Ticket prices vary. www.scottsdalefashionweek.com.

March 4, 6 p.m. Now in its 21st year, the Fresh Start Gala will be held at The Phoenician. Attendees will be greeted with a cocktail reception, followed by a presentation of Zang Toi’s Fall 2017 collection by Saks Fifth Avenue, a gourmet dinner, live entertainment, dancing and an awards presentation. The gala benefits The Fresh Start Women’s Foundation’s mission to provide education, resources and support for women to positively transform their lives. $600. www.freshstartwomen.org.

Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon

The Honor Ball 2017 March 18, 6:30 p.m. HonorHealth Foundation’s must-see event of the year has arrived: The Honor Ball 2017. As one of the Valley’s most elegant black-tie events, the evening brings together dinner, dancing and entertainment all under one roof at The Phoenician. Proceeds will benefit the research, programs and services of the HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. $750. www.give.shc.org/honorball.

March 16, 10:30 a.m. Join co-chairs Tahnia McKeever and Cathy Stein, as well as gymnast Simone Biles, at this 15th annual event at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. The luncheon will raise funds for the nonprofit Florence Crittenton in providing girls in need with safety, hope and opportunity. A silent auction and VIP reception will precede the delicious luncheon. $275. www.flocrit.org.

Children Helping Children Fashion Show

Italian Festival of Arizona March 25 and 26, 11 a.m. Italian culture celebrates food, family and friends – and the Italian Festival of Arizona brings together the Valley family to celebrate all things delicioso! Held at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, the festival will encompass two fun-filled days of entertainment by Italian musicians, Italian food from local restaurants, and vendors selling Italian-inspired merchandise like olive oil, spices, pasta and much more. $10. www.italianfestivalaz.com.

March 25, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Phoenix Women’s Board presents this fashion-forward event at The Phoenician, which will feature child models showing the latest trends, followed by a luncheon, live and silent auction and raffle. The show raises funds for the Steele Children’s Center, and this year, PANDA will focus its fundraising efforts on the Children’s Autoimmunity and Allergies Project. $200. www.azpanda.org.

Wish Ball March 25, 6-11 p.m. Make-A-Wish Arizona’s Black and White Wish Ball is an event dressed to the nines, and it’s also the organization’s largest fundraiser, with total donations helping to grant almost 160 wishes each fiscal year. The gala will be held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, and it will include entertainment, speeches, live and silent auctions, a cocktail reception and dancing. Proceeds will help grant wishes for kids in Arizona. $500. www.arizona.wish.org.

GREAT EVENTS TO ATTEND THIS MONTH! BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

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SAN FRANSISCO GIANTS SPRING TRAINING March 1-27, Scottsdale Stadium Once a team from New York in the 1950s, but now a California favorite, the San Francisco Giants play their home games at Scottsdale Stadium as part of the Cactus League and offer a fun day or nighttime outing in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Times and prices vary. www.cactusleague.com. ARTWALK March 2-April 6, Scottsdale Arts District Taking place every Thursday, this event is the perfect way to spend a casual evening with friends and family, or take a stroll while searching for that special piece for your home. With many special exhibitions, demonstrations and entertainment, this year marks the 42nd anniversary season of “America’s Original ArtWalk.” March 2 and April 6 will bring about two special events as part of the Gold Palette ArtWalk Series – Native Spirit (March 2) and Art in Motion: A Video Experience (April 6). 7-9 p.m. Free. www.scottsdalegalleries.com. ROSEANNE CASH March 4, Virginia G. Piper Theater As one the country’s preeminent singers and songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four Grammy Awards, as well as 11 No. 1 singles. She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir, Composed. With her music, Cash brings soulful songs that evoke a kaleidoscope of emotion and the musical landscapes of the American South. 8 p.m. $49-$79. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE FARMERS’ MARKET March 4-May 31, Old Town Scottsdale This lively market features local growers and specialty food producers every Saturday. You’ll find a wide variety of organic and pesticide-free produce and a plethora of seasonal specialties

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Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training March 2-27, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Watch your home team take the field at the only Spring Training ballpark built on tribal land. As the newest facility in the Cactus League, the beautiful complex is also the Spring Training home of the Colorado Rockies. Times and prices vary. www.cactusleague.com.

such as flowers, free-range beef and eggs, and local cheeses. What’s a farmers’ market without a wide selection of fresh artisan breads? Well, they have those, too! Get your goodies at Old Town Farmers’ Market and support our local growers and producers. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com. BON JOVI’S THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE TOUR March 4, Talking Stick Resort Arena Grammy Award-winning iconic rock band will present its classic anthems, fan favorites and new hits from their 14th studio album, This

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SUNDAY A’FAIR March 5, 19 and 26, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall Sunday A’Fair is a fun-filled event that occurs every Sunday in the park. Enjoy the unbeatable Arizona weather and free outdoor concerts by the Valley’s top musicians, as well as an arts and crafts market. Hungry? Delicious food vendors and refreshing beverages are available for purchase. Noon-4 p.m. Free. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. YOGA IN THE RAINFOREST March 7, 16, 21 and 30, Butterfly Wonderland Step into a beautiful and unique experience – practice yoga while surrounded by thousands of butterflies. The class will guide you through a series of poses that build strength and flexibility. Check-in is at 5:15 p.m. and preregistration is required. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20. www.butterflywonderland.com. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL March 10-19, Mesa Arts Center Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience. Set in a northern English mining town, the show follows Billy’s journey as he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. An inspirational story of struggle against the odds to make a dream come true, the powerful storyline, rousing songs and sensational choreography culminate in a relatable story for all. Times vary. $28-$31. www.mesaartscenter.com. DREAMS OF SUMMER GALA March 11, The Camby Hotel  Hosted by Southwest Kids’ Cancer Foundation, the fourth annual Dreams of Summer Gala: Under the Stars raises funds for Arizona Camp Sunrise & Sidekicks, which provides a special summer camp experience to children (and their siblings) who are fighting or surviving cancer. The evening will include a cocktail hour and silent auction, an elegant dinner, stories from camp families as well as the opportunity to participate in a live auction, hosted by renowned charity auctioneer Jennie Heal. 5 p.m. Individual ticket, $175; two tickets, $300; table of eight, $900. www.dreamsofsummergala.org. 


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Finding Neverland March 14-19, ASU Gammage As part of ASU Gammage’s Broadway Series, this musical brings to life the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie leaves his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. Times vary. $20-$150+. www.asugammage.com.

family-friendly festival celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and ushering in spring with live music, art exhibits, and dance performances. Visitors can browse an eclectic selection of traditional and contemporary designs, from sculptures and paintings to handcrafted jewelry and apparel. A food court will also offer sweet and savory fare and Irish treats from local Arizona vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.carefreefestivalsaz.com.
 EVENING TO PAWS March 18, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia Samba on over to the “CoPawCabana Club” for a colorful evening of great Brazilian music, dinner, wine, a silent auction, raffles and music benefitting the Arizona Animal Welfare League. Funds raised will support the no-kill animal shelter and the thousands of homeless animals that it rescues and rehabilitates each year. 6-9:30 p.m. $250. www.aawl.org.   DINE WITH YOUR DOG March 19, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Reward your dog at this 10th annual event hosted by the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. A generous brunch spread will include bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar while pups can enjoy a dog-friendly gourmet meal. PetSmart trainers will be on hand, plus there will be pet play areas as

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well as live music and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit PetSmart Charities’ Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy program, which provides therapy dogs to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Individual ticket, $100; table of 8, $800. www.dinewithyourdog.org. MOZART’S REQUIEM March 24-25, Symphony Hall The Phoenix Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus perform Mozart’s final composition, Requiem, hailed as the most sublime achievement that the modern period has contributed to the church. Music Director Tito Muñoz leads this program that also features Arvo Pärt’s In principio as well as Carlos Chavez’ orchestration of Dietrich Buxtehude’s Chaconne. Times vary. $18-$99. www.phoenixsymphony.org. COMPASSION WITH FASHION March 26, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Help homeless pets go from the street to the spotlight at the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS) 19th annual event. Enjoy lunch, a silent auction, and a fashion show featuring AHS’ adoptable pets. VIP ticket holders will get expedited registration, “snag-it-first” silent auction shopping, the first chance to meet the


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Celebrity Fight Night XXIII: Celebrating Ali March 18, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Recognized as one of the nation’s elite charity events, the 23rd annual Celebrity Fight Night will dedicate the evening to honoring the life and legend of boxer Muhammad Ali. Some of the special friends and celebrities planning to pay tribute include Lonnie Ali, Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, Brooks & Dunn, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer and Larry King. The action-packed evening will also include incredible live auction items, such as musical performances by many of today’s hottest stars. Grammy Award-winner Reba McEntire will emcee the evening for the 11th year, and 16-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster, will serve as musical director for his 18th year. As with previous years, Celebrity Fight Night will benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as other charities. 6 p.m. Individual tickets start at $1,500-$5,000. www.celebrityfightnight.org.

adoptable pets, a meet and greet with the stars of Animal Planet’s Animal Cops Phoenix, and a special cocktail reception with AHS President and CEO Dr. Steven Hansen. Proceeds will support the programs and services that help AHS save the lives of homeless pets. 11 a.m. Individual ticket, $200; VIP ticket, $325. www.azhumane.org.

event has raised more than $4 million for HonorHealth programs and services, and 2017 proceeds will benefit the HonorHealth Military Partnership for training military and first responder medical personnel. Reception, 6:30-9 p.m.; tournament, 7:30 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. Individual, $850; foursome, $3,400. www.give.honorhealth.com.

KANE BROWN March 30, Livewire Making his Livewire debut, Kane Brown is a rising country star whose first EP, Closer, charted on the Billboard Independent Albums and Top Country Albums charts. This year, he released a second EP, Chapter 1, as well as his debut self-titled album, which claimed the top spot on the Top Country Albums chart. 7 p.m. $12. www.livewireaz.com. HONORHEALTH CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC March 30-31, Grayhawk Golf Club The 32nd annual HonorHealth Charity Golf Classic will kick off March 30 with a tee-off reception and silent and live auctions. This

RYAN HOUSE COMMUNITY BREAKFAST March 31, Arizona Biltmore The Board of Visitors Ryan House and more than 1,200 business and philanthropic leaders will come together at this annual event, which raises funds for children with life-limiting or end-of-life diagnoses and their families. 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Free. www.ryanhouse.org. 2017 NCAA FINAL FOUR April 1-3, University of Phoenix Stadium The final four Division I men’s basketball teams have yet to be announced, but this year’s NCAA championship is being held right here in the metro area. Times and prices vary. www.ncaa.com.

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What: Burger Battle When: March 9, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for VIP guests) Where: Scottsdale Waterfront at Southbridge, 4420 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Tickets: General admission, $65 (presale) and $75 (at the door); VIP, $85 Information:  www.scottsdalefest.org

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he title of Best Burger in the Valley is up for grabs again, and it’s up to you to help choose this year’s winner during the Burger Battle. Presented by Budweiser and emceed by long-time Valley media personality Dan Bickley, hungry patrons will have the opportunity to taste mouthwatering burger creations and vote for the best burger to bestow the People’s Choice Award. A panel of culinary experts and local celebrities, including award-winning chefs Mel Mecinas and Chris Neff as well as 2016 Foodist Award “Food Writer of the Year” Christina Barrueta and reigning World Pasta Champion Suzanne Clark, will taste their way through the grills and select the Judge’s Choice Award winner as well. And the stakes are higher this year than ever before, as the two lucky chefs who win will also earn their chance to compete in the World Food Championships in November. Last year’s winners –Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill and Zinburger – will return in addition to the following restaurants: Aioli Gourmet Burgers, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., Asadero Cocina + Cantina, BLK Live, Tavern Americana, Casino Arizona, Shake Shack, Relish Burger Bistro, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, Brat Haus, Hand Cut Burgers + Chophouse, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and District American Kitchen. Admission to Burger Battle (which is a 21+ event) includes all the burger tastings you can eat, ice-cold beer, wine, fries, desserts, lawn games and live entertainment by the Groove Merchants, a 10-piece band that specializes in classic rock, soul, R&B and contemporary hits.  VIP admission allows for early admission to the event and exclusive access to the VIP lounge as well as meet and greet opportunities with the celebrity judges. All net proceeds raised will support the nonprofit Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote the arts and arts education organizations in the Valley.


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Hotel Valley Ho: March 13 ZuZu Executive Chef Russell LaCasce is inviting guests to join him for an evening of food and wine – not to mention great stories about both – during his Monday Night Chef’s Table Wine Dinner series, now monthly through year’s end. Each event includes a four-course dinner paired with wines from a venue chosen by his team, as well as one-on-one time with the chef and special guests from the winery. In March, the event will be hosted in the Hotel Valley Ho’s Sands Room and will feature selections by Qupé, which produces Rhônestyle wines out of California. 6:30 p.m. $68. Reservations: 480.421.7997.

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Sassi Ristorante: March 29 For the third year, Sassi Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia is teaming up with Duncan Trading Company, a local farm that provides more than 150 types of fresh produce to Valley restaurants and resorts, for a Farmer in the House wine dinner, which will feature a special guest: farmer Pat Duncan himself. Though the five-course dinner is not fully vegetarian, this is an evening where the delicate flavors of the best local fruit and vegetables get the spotlight, with simple yet skillful preparation by Nicosia and unique wines selected by Sassi’s award-winning sommelier. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Association of Arizona Food Banks. 6 p.m. $110. Reservations: 480.502.9095. Boulders Resort & Spa: March 30 Fresh off his 2016 win on the Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, the Boulders Resort & Spa Executive Chef Brian Archibald is teaming up with world-renowned master sommelier Michael Jordan (no, not that Michael Jordan!) for a Sommelier & Chef Wine Dinner. Hosted in the Boulders’ own organic garden at its spa and limited to just 25 guests to ensure intimacy, the outdoor dinner will feature a welcome reception followed by a five-course meal and personal time with both Archibald and Jordan. 6:30 p.m. $125. Reservations: 480.488.7349. T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa: April 6 Titled the Cellar Series in the Mansion Courtyard, T. Cook’s Executive Chef Todd Allison invites guests – limited to just 18 – to join him under the stars in the historic resort’s Mansion Courtyard to enjoy a three-course menu paired with wines hand-picked by a famed winemaker each month. In April, T. Cook’s will partner with Paul Hobbs Wines. Nicknamed the “Steve Jobs of Wines” by Forbes, Paul Hobbs once mentored under Robert Mondavi himself and is credited with not only driving the wine industry in California, but helping discover the now-thriving wine region in Argentina as well. 6 p.m. $120. Reservations: 602.808.0766.

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culture Food and Beverage Attendees can enjoy more than a dozen food trucks and vendors. Particularly of note is the inclusion of Short Leash Hot Dogs’ Soundbite Truck, a collaboration between the eatery and Friends of Public Radio KJZZ. The state-of-the-art truck is outfitted with a studio, a kitchen and a performance stage, and it will make one of its debut outings at the festival. You’ll also find happy hour drink specials and build-your-own mimosas and Bloody Marys, plus samples of Deep Eddy vodka. The maker will also debut its new orange-flavored vodka at the festival.

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On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a glass of wine while perfecting your artistry; a professional art instructor will help attendees paint their own interpretation of the iconic LOVE sculpture. Also new this year, the festival’s Community Art Studio will offer creative activities for all ages – including handson art projects like a community mural – as well as the opportunity to watch local artists in action. Other festival highlights will include an interactive Arizona Coyotes exhibit, a public art walking tour, a speed painter, a marketplace with a selection of locally produced goods, The Scottsdale Arts Festival and more than 20 performers. celebrates its 47th year with a Tickets are $10 for a single day plethora of new additions or $15 for a two-day pass, and include admission to SMoCA. Fri.-Sat., 10 BY OFELIA MONTELONGO a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For PHOTOS COURTESY OF SCOTTSDALE ARTS more information, visit www.scottsdaleartsfestival.org.

A COMMUNITY TRADITION

he 47th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival will gather 175 jury-selected artists during its celebration March 10-12. As Scottsdale’s oldest arts festival, the annual event features artists across many art disciplines, including ceramics, digital art, drawing, glass, painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, metal and wood. Artwork from the event is available for purchase directly from the artists or via the festival’s online auction.  Festival Manager Jamie Prins describes the event as a community tradition and a major fundraiser for Scottsdale Arts that helps to support its programming, education and outreach initiatives. The event, which is ranked as one of the top arts festivals in the nation, is a collaboration between Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA).

Featured Artist This year’s featured artist, Montreal-based Julia Gilmore, will be participating for the first time at the festival and exhibiting around 35 of her vibrant oil paintings. “I try to put together a collection of works that is my interpretation of that place. It’s based on a gut feeling, and it’s different for each place,” says Gilmore, who is also thrilled to share her work with a new audience. “For Scottsdale, I’m bringing a painting of cowboy boots and another one showing a party dress. I’ll also have some paintings that show the colors of the desert.” Gilmore describes her work as simple, uncomplicated and straightforward. Her artwork reflects how she sees the world and the beauty she finds even in mundane objects. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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TEAM ORTHODONTICS’

Hidden Braces Boutique is now in Scottsdale! Dr. Ken Danyluk D.M.D., MSC., F.R.C.D. (C)

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. Ken Danyluk of Team Orthodontics is ready to help give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. D, as he is affectionately known, is a widely recognized leader in the field of orthodontics and has been instrumental in the improvements made to lingual braces that provide patients with rapid, thorough and visibly undetectable correction. He has traveled internationally to perfect his latest techniques relevant to lingual braces. Dr. D has cared for more than 2,000 patients with lingual braces and is recognized as North America’s most prominent practitioner of this advanced form of orthodontic treatment. In addition to being a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Danyluk holds the additional distinction of being a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

What are hidden braces? Let’s Go Lingual If your smile needs a little fine-tuning, we’ve got just the thing for you— lingual braces. Positioned behind your teeth, lingual treatment is a quicker, more discreet way to straighten teeth and reveal a more confident you.

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Under the direction of world-renowned chef Marcellino Verzino, Marcellino Ristorante dishes out classic Mediterranean fare – from scrumptious seafood to handcrafted pasta – using fresh, seasonal ingredients while maintaining the integrity of true Italian cuisine. Tell us about your Italian heritage. I was born on my family’s farm in the Campania region of Italy and was raised in the small town of Reino – think lush rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards as far as the eyes can see. I was living “farm to table” before it was a buzzword! How did you get your start in the kitchen? I began cooking for my family when I was 12, after I lost my mother. By age 21, I moved to Rome, where I served as a personal chef and then eventually took over service at a luxury seaside resort. I would eventually open my open restaurants and bistros across Rome and the Italian regions of Calabria and Abruzzo. When did you make your move to the United States? My love, Sima, is originally from Manhattan. We met on New Year’s Eve in 1993 while she was working as a recording artist and performer in Italy. We moved to New York in 1996 to get married and get our start in the restaurant business in America. We opened a series of successful restaurants over the next decade, earning the coveted Award of Excellence from The New York Times along the way.

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Marcellino Verzino of Marcellino Ristorante BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

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How did you make your way to Arizona? In late 2002, we were simply visiting friends out here and fell in love. Within three months of visiting, we not only moved here, but also opened Marcellino Ristorante (originally in Central Phoenix; we moved to the Scottsdale space in 2010) and received a five-star rating from Arizona’s then-top food critic, Howard Seftel. What would people be surprised to know about you? I not only serve as chef at Marcellino, but also designed the Scottsdale space – and even built some of it – myself. When you walk in, our goal is for you is to be transformed back to my native Italy, if even for just an hour or two. Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.990.9500; www.marcellinoristorante.com.


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ONE LAST FLING

MERITAGE, an urban tavern’s perfect pour of springtime BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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n January, the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa unveiled MERITAGE, an urban tavern. “We’d had our traditional Meritage Steakhouse concept since 2002, and it was time for a change,” says the restaurant’s manager Travis Parsley. “With the upscale urban tavern, we have moved to a more eclectic, sustainable menu and seasonal cocktails but are still sourcing ingredients locally whenever possible.” Enter One Last Fling ($13), a tantalizingly tart cocktail, with distinct floral appeal, whose base spirit is Commerce Gin from Arizona Distilling Company. “While not made from all five of Arizona’s famous Cs – copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate – the gin pays tribute to Arizona by developing the gin using five Cs of its own: cardamom, coriander, cumin, cinnamon and citrus,” Parsley says. “It’s very smooth with mild botanicals.” Both Bertina Elderflower and Tempus Fugit Violette liqueurs are combined with the gin in a shaker over ice with fresh lemon juice, housemade simple syrup and cloudberry, a raspberry-like fruit. “The elderflower adds hints of passionfruit, peach and pear, while the violette adds subtle floral notes,” Parsley says. “The simple syrup provides a quick hit of sweetness while the lemon juice provides acidity on the tongue and balances out the flavors.” One Last Fling is served in a martini coupe garnished with edible marigolds. MERITAGE, an urban tavern, 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix; 480.293.3939; www.jwdesertridge.com.

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Serving authentic Asian American fare handcrafted with locally sourced, organic ingredients, Zen Culinary is Scottsdale’s most delectable new dining destination. Open daily from 11am to 10pm, sip, savor and unwind in a serene garden setting surrounded by soothing waterfalls, or enjoy live piano music and daily happy hour inside our stylish lounge. From hand-rolled sushi to hand-cut Prime steaks, Zen Culinary brings the world’s finest flavor to your table.

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Put a whole lot of luxury in your golf game, and stand out on the greens, with a 24-karat gold driving iron made by 3-D printing (yes, really!) from Parisian manufacturer Grismont. Born out of a love of golf, founder Clément Pouget-Osmont has evolved his club-making into scientific artistry, combining state-of-the-art engineering with creative craftsmanship. The fully customizable driving iron line consists of three ornate club heads – Air, Cés (shown) and Ori – designed by renowned 3-D digital artists Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques. Artfully created, Cés’ embossed design pays tribute to ancestral Asian sculptures; the 24-karat model starts at $2,109. www.grismont.paris.

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FLIRTING WITH FLORAL

Feminine fashions that pack a spring punch

BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID | PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH

(Clockwise from top) Pencil skirt with pleated detailing, Dries Van Noten, $225.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Leather bag with gold chain, Gucci, $695.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique. Ruffle sleeveless dress, Moschino Couture, $995.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique. Ankle-strap heels, Antonio Melani, $14.95 at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575. Lightweight belted moto jacket, $79.95 at My Sister’s Closet. Silk scarf with tassels, Johnny Was, $89 at Loop Jean Company, 480.621.8400. Three-quarter sleeve V-neck, Newport by Carine, $98 at Carine, 480.483.3888. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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STYLISH SUNNIES

Protect your peepers with these chic frames BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID | PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH

(Clockwise from top) Red cat eye, Tory Burch, $59.95 at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575. Round tortoise cat eye with green corners, Face a Face, $450 at i2i Optique, 480.767.3450. Black with crystal side detailing, Caviar, $799 at Optics, 480.991.0509. Leopard print with stones, Lafont, $599 at Optics. Black matte with metal frame, Quay Australia, $55 at i2i Optique. Yellow lensed aviator with multicolor arms, Balenciaga, $175.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Black metal aviator, Gucci, $125 at My Sister’s Closet. Patterned rectangular, Celine, $275.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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POLISHED IN PASTELS

Ring in spring with delicate hues for your digits

JINsoon Maya Blue Nail Polish This fresh baby blue shade is as clear as the Mayan sky. The long-lasting and chip-proof polish is vegan-friendly – with no animal testing in the creation process – and dries quickly too. The 5-free formula ensures that there are no harsh chemicals, and as a bonus, the ohso-femme polish contains UV filter protection, so even your nails are protected while you catch some springtime rays. $18 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000.

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Christian Louboutin ‘The Pops’ Nail Colour in Batignolles This energetic shade packs a luxe, glossy punch. The highly pigmented formula with chipresistant coverage brightens fair skin tones and pops on darker ones; it’s a tint that truly wears well on all. With an applicator inspired by calligraphy and paint brushes, you’ll undergo a truly artistic experience while the color will have you dreaming of ocean waves every time you look at it. $50 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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pring is here, which means it’s time to trade those dark winter nail polishes for flirty, happening hues. From pretty in pink to sunny in yellow, March brings new “it” colors that wow from fingers to toes – literally. Break out of your beauty hibernation by adding a pop of pastel pizzazz the next time you’re shade shopping.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Color in Pink Ballerinas This simplistic shade works for all occasions; it’s fun enough for a weekend getaway, but it is also appropriate to sport around the office. Lightly fragranced with Guerlain’s floral and fruity La Petite Robe Noire perfume, your nails not only look the part, but smell delightful in the process. Made with adhesive copolymers and a specific polyester resin, you can say goodbye to pesky chips and hello to polished perfection. $25 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Sunday’s Cool Although this nail polish comes in more than 30 different hues inspired by Marc’s favorite movies, the pastel purple will have you feeling cool every day of the week – not just on Sundays. The first-class lacquer bears an unprecedented glossy finish, delivering high shine and a plasticized varnish. With just two coats, your nails showcase pure magic while depicting a chic and subtle springtime vibe. $18 at Neiman Marcus 480.990.2100. Smith & Cult Nail Polish in The Bee Side Channel your inner wild side with this buzzworthy color. The buttery sunshine shade brings life to your nails while producing a lustrous look. Apply this edgy, opaque lacquer formulated with a chip-free and 8-free (nontoxic) formula to keep your nails healthy and matching the Valley’s cheery spring weather. $18 at Neiman Marcus.

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Rachell Hall’s Permanent Makeup

MICROBLADING PLUS™ Microblading PLUS With Rachell Hall’s signature Microblading PLUS technique, she creates the virtual hairline effect of Microblading plus 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 28 years of expertise in makeup artistry, custom color blending, art and science will be your perfect solution plus... Remember, discounted prices are not an indicator of value in permanent cosmetics. Trust YOUR face only to the very best. For over 20 years Rachell Hall has eased the makeup woes of an international clientele with her exclusive perfected signature procedures. Be beautiful at breakfast and still look fresh at four! Work out or go out your permanent make up will be perfect! Save time with any procedure. Always natural, always pretty, always perfect. Don't you deserve wash and wear beauty? • Powder soft eyebrows create the illusion of fullness, frame your eyes with the perfect arch, and of course save all that time in the morning! • Smokey eyeliner, never smears, enhances your lash line and eliminates daily tugging at delicate eye tissue • Custom contoured lips- naturally full and blushed lips with contour and colors blended just for you! • Restores lip fullness without the "duck lip effect" and eliminates lipstick bleeding into fine lines • Breasthetics, 3-d nipple areola restoration post mastectomy

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SHADES OF SPRING

Whimsical hues to brighten your home

BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) Muted red-and-white Oriental rug, KARA, $3,315 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Light blue textured lamp, Corwyn, $349 at www.horchow.com. Cactus canvas wall art, DENY Designs, $24.99-$99.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, www.bedbathandbeyond.com. Yellow chenille throw blanket, $39.95 at Pier 1 Imports, 480.922.3987. Lacquered pink bookends, Auden, $133.50 at Lulu & Georgia, www.luluandgeorgia.com. Green glazed bud vase, $16 at west elm, 480.948.1950.


Recently SOLD North Scottsdale Properties FOR AT LEAST 100% OF ASKING PRICE! NEIGHBORHOOD

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s its first time on the market, this four-bedroom, six-bathroom Santa Barbara-style residence sits on more than 1.6 acres with golf course views in the premier, gated community of Elmaro. Though the home was originally built in 1988, it has been substantially rebuilt by the top-rated team of Hunt, Vallone, Peterson & Smith, who designed the exceptional residence, which is just over 10,000 square feet, with luxurious finishes. The front courtyard entrance is a welcoming sight, complete with blooming flowers lining the brick walkway and a bubbling fountain. The large foyer leads to an elegant living room with walnut floors, high-beamed ceilings, a cantera fireplace, and, perhaps most notably, floor-to-ceiling glass Weiland ‘’Maui’’ doors showcasing the golf course and mountain vistas. The gourmet kitchen opens to a family room that exudes stylish comfort. In the kitchen itself, you’ll find beautiful cabinetry, an island with a wood block surface, a butler pantry, and a space that lends itself to entertaining with ease – whether on the expansive back patio or charming front patio near the formal dining room. There are two offices, one set behind a Hope-manufactured glass door and another with floor-to-ceiling wood built-ins by Rysso-Peters, while a billiards room includes a spacious wet bar. A romantic master retreat includes a sitting area as well as a spa-like bath, dual vanity areas and generously sized walk-in closets. Outdoors, you’ll find lush, welllandscaped gardens with flowers, a pool, a tennis court and a built-in barbecue on the covered patio. A separate 1,238-square-foot guest house – with a private entrance – includes one bedroom, a large living area and a full kitchen. 6550 E. El Maro Circle, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Listed for $5,750,000 with Catherine Jacobson of Walt Danley Christie’s International Real Estate, 602.790.1992 or catherine@waltdanley. com.

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he tropical oasis of Bali, Indonesia, feels a world away from Arizona. With layovers and flying, the transit time takes nearly two days. But this magical island in the Indian Ocean is worth the trek.

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Escape to paradise with overthe-top luxury in Indonesia BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

Mandapa: A Rare Resort Located about 90 minutes north of the airport, Ubud is the cultural center of Bali; Hindu temples and rice terraces define Ubud much the same way today as it has for centuries. Nowhere will you find that better exemplified than at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Mandapa, named after the Sanskrit word for temple, opened in September 2015 as the third Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the world. Mandapa is extraordinary, hugging the banks of the Ayung River, surrounded by lush forests but close to the center of Ubud. The intimate retreat has 35 luxurious suites and 25 private pool villas, each with its own Paith (butler). The best accommodations are the riverfront private pool villas, decorated in traditional yet contemporary Balinese design. There is a Balinese garden with an outdoor shower, a massive indoor

shower and soaking tub, a separate house with a living/dining area, and breathtaking views from your private pool. For all-day dining, taste traditional Balinese cuisine and sample items from the chef’s organic garden at Sawah Terrace, which overlooks rice terraces and the tropical forest. For dinner, dine in one of nine private bamboo waterfront cocoons at Kubu, the resort’s fine dining Mediterranean-European restaurant. Mandapa Spa offers a tranquil sanctuary rooted in holistic Balinese customs. Every visit to the spa begins with a traditional Balinese welcoming foot ritual and ends with a cup of infused tea. The spa’s signature massage treatments – Royal Spice Ceremony, Romance Ritual and Journey to Serenity – highlight indigenous ingredients, while alternative healing treatments, like Reiki, help align the mind, body and spirit. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Exploring Ubud Mandapa can suggest a driver who will take you around Ubud for the day, and your driver can point out the many Hindu temples dotting the city. While some are closed to the public, others welcome visitors. Exploring the local market is a great way to experience local life and the hustle and bustle that can only be found in Asian markets. Afterward, head to the nearby Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud’s oldest museum. It offers a glimpse at the heritage of Balinese art, and while the museum itself is quite small with a selection of paintings and woodcarvings, the grounds are exquisite.


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places Monkey around (literally!) at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in central Ubud, which is home to about 700 Balinese long-tailed monkeys. It’s also brimming with rare plants, Hindu temples and walking paths. Bali Pulina Agro Tourism is about five miles outside Ubud, surrounded by rice terraces. This is an ideal spot to learn about Ubud’s agricultural richness, and the coffee in particular. Bali Pulina will let you do a tasting of different types of coffees and cocoas along with the most expensive Balinese coffee: Kopi Luwak. It’s a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, sipping coffee from a high terrace and looking out across the lush Balinese countryside.

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Journey to Jimbaran Bay

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Once your time in Ubud is over, head back toward the Indian Ocean. The beautiful AYANA Resort & Spa BALI, The Villas at AYANA, and RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA are a group of resorts set amid tropical gardens on the Karang Mas Estate overlooking Jimbaran Bay and the Indian Ocean. Because it is only

seven miles from Ngurah Rai International Airport, this is an ideal spot for your last few days in Bali. While RIMBA Jimbaran features beautiful rooms and suites with natural themes, over-the-top experiences await at The Villas at AYANA, where guests have their own 24-hour butlers. There are 78 pool villas and your wish is only a call away, whether it’s a Champagne brunch in the pool or a floral bubble bath for two. There is a shuttle between each of the resorts, giving guests 18 dining and bar options, several private beaches and 11 swimming pools. Don’t miss an afternoon at the world’s largest Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool supplied directly from the Indian Ocean and featuring 60 SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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water jets. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head for the Rock Bar, where villa guests enjoy priority access. Rock Bar sits high on the cliffs above the Indian Ocean, pairing fabulous drinks and Mediterranean cuisine with stunning sunset vistas. All three AYANA properties also offer a unique blend of food and cultural experiences. You can take a cooking class and learn how to use unique Balinese ingredients such as turmeric, lemongrass, palm sugar and salam leaves; attend a traditional Kampoeng Bali cultural dinner with performances; and try your hand at batik painting. For more information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/mandapa and www.ayana.com.


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predictably and reliably with minimal pain—the number one reason why patients and dentists dislike the Traditional approach. Pinhole Surgical Technique was designed to help those who suffer from Gingival Recession procedure that is considered the most painful procedure in Dentistry. Dr. Svans and Dr. Chang were two of the first dentists in Arizona and the United States trained and certified as Pinhole Surgical Technique™ Providers. During your Complimentary Consult, they can educate you on this amazing procedure and how they can help correct your receding gums without sutures and with mild post operative pain.

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vital stats: 2017 Infiniti QX30 Price: $29,950 Price as tested: $43,735 Seating: 4 Engine: 2.0-L turbocharged four-cylinder

2017 INFINITI QX30 Infiniti’s all-new compact crossover takes cues from its German counterpart

Horsepower: 208 Fuel economy: 24/33 mpg city/highway Fab features: Sharply sculpted style Gorgeous, bold exterior color choices First-rate build quality

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and transmission, with some tweaking to the suspension. Infiniti offers three QX30 trim levels: The standard front-wheel drive, the spiced-up QX30 Sport tested here (also front-wheel drive), and an all-wheel drive model. The first two models are less utility vehicle and more upscale compact hatchback. I liked the 2.0-liter, 208-horsepower engine in my QX30 Sport; it felt quick and quite responsive after the initial turbo lag. The transmission is a seven-speed dualclutch with three driving modes: manual, eco and sport. I tried all three settings and none of them felt comfortable or precise, with different shift points and throttle settings. The sport setting held the gears too long and wasn’t suitable for driving around town, yet eco felt too sluggish. It felt capable but not as confident as the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Mazda CX3 or even the Mercedes-Benz GLA. The cabin is compact with a very small rear seat. Conversely, the front seats are especially roomy with lots of travel fore and aft. Even the tallest drivers will find ample legroom. Materials and build quality are premium and it looks Mercedes-like because it mostly is. But because of its diminutive size, visibility is compromised, though a surround-view camera system is optional. The QX30 gets Infiniti’s InTouch seven-inch, single screen infotainment system instead of Mercedes’ COMAND system, a system I much prefer. And while the GLA gets standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency breaking, those important safety features are optional on the QX30. I think they should be standard on a luxury vehicle like this. Overall, I found the QX30 pleasing, refined and generally delightful to drive. However, with a comparable Mercedes GLA around $2,500 more, including desired safety features and a more compliant suspension, I suggest test driving both vehicles before deciding.


JACKET: Denim, G-Star RAW, $49.95. TOP: Blackand-white checkered buttondown, Frank & Eileen, $24.95. PANTS: Black-and-white patchwork, Norma Kamali, $34.95. SHOES: Black suede heels with ombre Lucite, Aperlai Paris, $69.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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Mix up colors and prints for an imaginative ensemble with flair

BY CHELSEA YOUNG PHOTOS BY MARK MORGAN HAIR AND MAKEUP: KELLIE LESLIE, WWW.KELLIELESLIEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM STYLING: SAMANTHA LAPID AND STACEY RICHMAN MODELS: FORD/RBA LOCATION COURTESY OF THE AGENCY, RAUL SIQUEIROS AND JACK LUCIANO. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 480.824.1717 OR VISIT WWW.THEAGENCYRE.COM.

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EARRINGS: Gold jeweled hoops, $14.95. BRACELET: Pearl cuff, St. John, $65.95. TOP: White sleeveless T-shirt with gold eye detail, Pam & Gela, $24.95. SKIRT: White crinkle midi, Simone Rocha, $395. SHOES: Gold strapped heels, Gucci, $175. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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EARRINGS: Green jeweled hoops, Harajuku Lovers, $14.95. TOP: Green-andblack patterned blouse, Dries Van Noten, $49.95. PANTS: Palm tree print, Hudson Jeans, $34.95. BAG: Green crossbody, Hogan, $69.95. SHOES: Red patent leather heels, Franco Sarto, $17.50. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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JACKET: Dark sport coat, John Varvatos, $59.95. SHIRT: Striped dress button-down, Burberry, $59.95. PANTS: Seersucker trousers, Bills Khakis, $34.95. SHOES: Brown cross-strap dress, Aldo, $39.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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BAG: Army green crossbody, Retro, $14.95. TOP: Distressed green T-shirt, IRO, $29.95. DRESS: Army green, NLST Army, $89.95. SHOES: Nude suede slide, Charles by Charles David, $69.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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SUIT: Tovare blue linen, Enzo, $145. TIE: Pink mini dot, Eton, $17.50. SHIRT: White linen, Robert Talbott, $39.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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TOP: Tafatta blue-andwhite checkered wrap blouse, Luxe, $49.95. SCARF: Multicolor patchwork, Versace, $99.95. PANTS: Black-andwhite graffiti jean, Rag & Bone, $39.95. SHOES: Nude sandals, Steve Madden, $14.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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Jeff Seaman, Nicole and Billy Cundiff

Sara Crum, Leamon Crooms and Bob Kowalski

Spencer Cherney, Chris Majerchin and Megann Jakubek

Book of Lists Party BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

The Phoenix Business Journal hosted its annual Book of Lists Party at The Clayton on the Park at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The event brought together more than 400 of the Valley’s most influential, connected and informed business executives to network and celebrate past accomplishments while jump-starting the year.

Jacky Jackson and Alyssa Stetler

Kiss Me Kate

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Pete Reiss and Rubi Perez


Tony and Megan Akin

Robert and Michelle Miranda

Lee and Rhoada Thomas

Chocolate & Wine Experience BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Clint Stephens and Elise Lawrence

This annual foodie event featured samples from local chocolatiers, eateries, wineries and breweries at The Saguaro. Highlights included a spiked hot chocolate bar, chocolate painting and chocolate martinis, and live entertainment was provided by local band The Walkens. All net proceeds supported the nonprofit Scottsdale League for the Arts.

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Brent Moolyk and Misty Vogelpohl


Enjoli Bruns and Deanna Cuellar

Drew and Josephine Alcazar

Eva-Lisa Southam, Julie Luce and Rhonda Choate

Russo and Steele BY BEN ARNOLD

Locally owned and operated in Scottsdale, the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions got a brand-new home this year at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. During Arizona Car Week, the event showcased nearly 800 fine collector automobiles, with total sales around $22.1 million. Stephen Segwin and Aulani Archibeque

Ki and Neil Pitt

Feel the Love BY ELIZABETH BARRY

Dr. Burt Webb, Kathy Lawrence and Dr. Russell Bartels

Kathryn Palanca and Carly Johnson

Hosted by Dr. Russell Bartels and Dr. Burt Webb of Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health, this special event featured international lecturers and experts in hormone optimization and surgical/non-surgical procedures to help women regain and rejuvenate their femininity. This entertaining, educational evening included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffle and door prizes, aesthetic specials, and special event pricing.

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Alison Remmers, Mimi Tompkins and Connor Cohen Fred Tillman and Lori Singleton

Dance With Me: A Ballet Gala BY ELIZABETH BARRY

Held at the Phoenix Art Museum, this event raised money for Ballet Arizona’s education and community outreach programs. The night included performances from Ballet Arizona, and the evening also honored Carol and Randy Schilling and Sharon Lewis.

Caley Mellott and Jessica Angelo Charlie and Kinsey Koznick

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Erica Downell and Jeff Woods

Isan Ranjbari, Nabeel Bardaweel and Natasha Duran

Julee Brentwood and Michele MacLeod

Waste Management Phoenix Open BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Hallie Wooldridge and Kourtney O’Connor

The “Greatest and Greenest Show on the Grass,” held at TPC Scottsdale, broke four records this year, including the total attendance for the week. Fans watched as Hideki Matsuyama took first place in the tournament, whose annual green out raised $100,000 to support three nonprofit environmental organizations in the Valley.

Elise Horn and Kacie Busch

Shabang Launch Party BY BEN ARNOLD

Tina Lucas and Andrea Romano

Skyler Scott and Jason Mitchell

This invite-only cocktail party served as the official launch of Shabang, the most advanced real estate agent CRM platform. Hosted by The Jason Mitchell Group by My Home Group and Shabang, attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live stand-up comedy, music and impressive giveaways in the exclusive Ion Jets hangar at the Scottsdale Airpark. A portion of proceeds benefitted the Care Fund.

Sandy McCullough and Deanna Lee

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Stephanie Ferrer and Emily Lawrence

Mark Hutchins, Kelly Elsasser and Jeremy Kleven

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Jeremy Scott Fitness presents

47 DAY Transformation www.47daytransformation.com

Caroline Cormier, Tiffany Beeson and Corinne Cormier

JOIN US FOR A TOTAL MIND, BODY, AND LIFESTYLE HABIT TRANSFORMATION-COACHING PROGRAM STARTING APRIL 17TH We personally coach you step-by-step starting on Day 1 on exactly how you will train, how you will eat, how you will set realistic goals, and most importantly we hold you accountable over the next 47 days. We have a “no member left behind” policy to ensure you stay on course. Program has over 200 HD videos - workout, nutrition, goal setting -follow along with coaching every step of the way.

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Steve Francis and Toni Yushchenko

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The Bar BITTER & TWISTED COCKTAIL PARLOUR Cocktail: Flawless Martini Details: A hand-bottled blend of a housespecific ratio of gin, vermouth and nanofiltered water has been chilled to less than 10 degrees to create this flawless beverage. Cost: $11 1 W. Jefferson St.; Phoenix; 602.340.1924; www.bitterandtwistedaz.com. FLOURISH AT COPPERWYND RESORT & CLUB Cocktail: Blueberry G&T Details: This mixture of London Dry Gin muddled with fresh blueberries, hand-squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup is shaken, doublestrained, and served up with a float of house tonic water and a garnishing of blueberries. Cost: $13 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills; 480.333.1880; www.flourishaz.com. GERTRUDE’S AT DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN Cocktail: Gin-tle Thyme Details: Indulge in this sophisticated version of an apple martini, made of gin and an apple liqueur along with agave syrup, fresh muddled oranges and thyme. Cost: $11 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix; 480.719.8600; www.gertrudesrestaurant.net. MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE Cocktail: Ruby Slippers Details: Nolet’s Silver Gin, Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, fresh lime and agave nectar are combined and served in a wine glass with a splash of Fever-Tree Ginger Beer. Cost: $18 8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.585.9500; www.mastrosrestaurants.com. OKRA COOKHOUSE & COCKTAILS Cocktail: Blind Melon Details: Meant to shake off any residual winter blues, this cocktail features the bright flavors of watermelon and lime paired with Hendrick’s Gin, pink peppercorns and Peychaud Aperitivo. Cost: $11 5813 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.296.4147; www.okraaz.com

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GIN AND (MORE THAN) JUICE Give your cocktail a spring refresh with this botanical spirit BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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hile vodka often gets the clear elixir credit, gin is quickly gaining as the most versatile spirit on the market. And with its botanical base, the distilled liquor is among mixologists’ favorite springtime ingredient. You might know gin as the supporting act to juice or tonic, but it’s the star in these 12 cocktails.

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ROKA AKOR Cocktail: Paper Tiger Details: This clever twist on a gimlet uses The Botanist Gin, yuzu juice, matcha green tea and fresh lemon juice. Cost: $12 7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.306.8800; www.rokaakor.com. SONATA’S RESTAURANT Cocktail: Rolls Royce Details: Death’s Door Gin is mixed with ginger ale and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for a libation that’s luxurious in its simplicity. Cost: $12 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.477.1390; www.sonatasrestaurant.com. ST. FRANCIS Cocktail: Fort Apache Details: Featuring a chai-infused gin made inhouse, this unique combination is also made with Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur and a hint of ginger and lemon. Cost: $10 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.200.8111; www.stfrancisaz.com. SUSHI ROKU Cocktail: Down the Rabbit Hole Details: Fresh carrot juice, lemon and mint are mixed with Bulldog Gin and elderflower liqueur to create an earthy refreshment. Cost: $13 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.2121; www.innovativedining.com. THE BAR Cocktail: Great Lake Details: The classic gin and tonic gets a citrus-centric spin using Nolet’s Gin, simple syrup and tonic infused with muddled cherries and fresh lemons. Cost: $9 3174 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.957.3686; www.thebarphx.com. THE DRESSING ROOM Cocktail: Peppered Flower Details: Finn’s Gin and elderflower liqueur are mixed and topped with an egg white foam and freshly ground peppercorns for a light sipper that packs a punch. Cost: $11 220 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix; 602.777.0763; www.conceptuallysocial.com. THE REFUGE CAFE Cocktail: Arizona Desert G+T Details: Pay tribute to Arizona with this locally sourced twist on a gin and tonic that utilizes Arizona Distilling Company Desert Dry Gin and local oranges. Cost: $6.50 4727 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix; 602.265.1725; www.therefugeaz.com.


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BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ | PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

Zen Culinary promises authentic Asian fare with pops of American flair. The pineapple fried rice ($16) delivers, marrying jasmine rice and Thai yellow curry with the unlikely combination of fresh pineapple, golden raisins, cashews, mint and shrimp. The sweet notes in the mint, curry and raisins bring out the vibrantly tropical flavor of the pineapple, while the rice and cashews balance the sweetness with an earthy texture. The delicate, buttery flavor of the shrimp adds to the depth of the dish. And the presentation – served in a halved pineapple – is also a stunner. Zen Culinary, 15544 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.296.0030; www.zenculinary.com. MARCH 2017 |

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Culinary Dropout

GO GREEN!

12 scrumptious salads that make eating your veggies a delight BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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Atlas Bistro BYOB

hat better time than March to think green – as in salads. But if a salad conjures images of simple mixed greens with less-thanthrilling garnishes, think again. Thanks to the ingenuity of local chefs, “rabbit food” these are not. So, before you skip over the salad section of the menu, take note of 12 nosh-worthy veggie variations.

ATLAS BISTRO BYOB Dish: Heirloom Beet Salad, $14 About: This artful dish is a celebration of beets and their classic pairings, featuring golden, Chioggia and Merlin beets using four different techniques: roasted, raw, confiture and pureed. The accoutrements include forms of dill, sour cream, horseradish and potato chips, which are tossed with ground dehydrated horseradish. Pickled pearl onions add the finishing touch, bringing acidity to the earthy dish. 2515 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.2433; www.atlasbistrobyob.com.

CHAR KITCHEN + BAR Dish: Farmers Market Kale & Quinoa, $12 About: A nod to the owners’ Albanian heritage, this salad features flavors from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Comprised of kale, quinoa, roasted red peppers, carrots, feta, cranberries and almonds, the salad is tossed with a light Champagne vinaigrette. 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.664.9238; www.charkitchen.com.

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food files

COWBOY CIAO

LINCOLN RESTAURANT

Dish: The Stetson Chopped, $13 About: A Scottsdale classic – and perhaps the most famous salad in town (it has its own Facebook page!) – this mixture of dried corn, Israeli couscous, smoked salmon, Asiago cheese, pepitas, tomatoes, arugula and currants with a housemade pesto buttermilk dressing is a medley of flavors you won’t soon forget. 7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.946.3111; www.cowboyciao.com.

Dish: Beets + Palm Salad, $14 About: Beets from Executive Chef Chris Neff’s on-property garden at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa are the showstoppers in this signature starter. The fresh beets are tossed with goat cheese from Arizona’s own Crow’s Dairy, along with palm hearts and blood oranges, then drizzled with housemade St. Germain vinaigrette. 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; 480.905.7979; www.camelbackinn.com.

CULINARY DROPOUT Dish: Butternut Squash & Kale, $11 About: Pears, Brussels sprouts, goat cheese and pecans mixed with fresh kale and caramelized honey vinaigrette make this melange a savory complement to Culinary Dropout’s gastropub fare. Try it with smoked salmon or chicken for a filling and flavorful meal in itself. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.1700; www.culinarydropout.com.

D’LITE HEALTHY ON THE GO Dish: The “Man” Salad, $9.25 About: The tuna-stuffed avocado is the star here, but the bed of fresh mixed greens, chicken, bacon, feta and tomato it’s served on – not to mention the creamy cucumber blue cheese dressing – is just as fabulous (in a manly way, of course). 7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.248.9545; 2613 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.247.8537; www.dlishdrivethru.com.

EAT BY STACEY WEBER Dish: Roasted Vegetable and Kale Salad, $10 About: This hearty salad features a variety of seasonal veggies including butternut squash, delicata squash, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower – each of which has been roasted to intensify the flavors – which are then mixed with Tuscan kale and finished with dried apricot, candied buckwheat and housemade maplebalsamic vinaigrette. 4740 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix; 602.328.9344; www.eatbystaceyweber.com.

IRONWOOD AMERICAN KITCHEN Dish: Kitchen Sink Salad, $16 About: Did someone say popcorn? Yes, heirloom popcorn (specially grown kernels with natural pollination and flavor) is included in this dish at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, which also features edamame, spring peas, avocado and white endive – all from Ironwood’s own garden – dressed with a sweet mustard vinaigrette. 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale; 480.585.4848; www.scottsdaleprincess.com.

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MARIGOLD MAISON INDIAN CUISINE Dish: Quinoa Salad, $10 About: Delightful in its simplicity, mixed greens, quinoa, chickpeas, cucumber, tomato and onion are tossed in citrus dressing. This medley is fresh and vibrant on its own, but when paired with a protein like the tandoori salmon, you’ll get an extra kick of flavor and nutrients. 4720 E. Cactus Road, Paradise Valley; 602.795.0020; www.marigoldmaison.com.

PRADO Dish: Kale Salad, $12 About: Marinated for 24 hours in Aleppo pepper, lemon juice and olive oil, this salad at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia takes kale to a new level. With each bite, experience the light housemade green goddess dressing, a delicious combo of avocado, lemon juice, Greek yogurt and spices. Topped off with marcona almonds, black grapes, manchego cheese, broccolini and more avocado, the salad is a sensory experience – especially if you add salmon for a bounty of protein. 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; 480.627.3020; www.omnimontelucia.com.

TAPHOUSE KITCHEN Dish: The TapHouse Salad, $12 About: This salad is bursting with bright notes, thanks to the addition of citrus and a vinaigrette made with Uncle Bear’s Mandarin Wheat beer, which are blended with Arizona greens, Crow’s Dairy feta cheese, local cucumber, candied walnuts and grilled red onion. 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.656.0012; www.taphousekitchen.com.

THE LIVING ROOM WINE CAFE & LOUNGE Dish: Super Food Salad, $13.95 About: This is one plate packed with powerful ingredients, such as kale, romaine lettuce, dried cranberries, radishes, almonds, avocado, quinoa, goat cheese and flax seeds, all tossed with a housemade herb yogurt dressing. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.634.6709; www.livingroomwinebar.com.

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DINING GUIDE BY TARYN JEFFRIES

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

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

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

AMERICAN

ALL AMERICAN MODERN SPORTS GRILL Typically, when you think of a sports grill, you think loud, raucous crowds, a bounty of flat screen TVs and passable food. If you’re looking for an upscale sports bar, All American Modern Sports Grill is the place for you. You’ll still find a myriad of screens playing all of the events you’re looking for, but the food as about as far from sub-par as you can get. You’ll find elevated dishes like Verlasso salmon and Meyers Ranch steaks. They also have a unique bourbon and cigar patio lounge. 20751 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.868.2702; www. allamericanmodernsportsgrill.com; $$ EL DORADO BAR & GRILL Catch a game, live music and great deals on food and beverage at this welcoming establishment. Mondays feature Build Your Own Burger for $6.50 while Fridays indicate a fish fry. The menu spans bar favorites such as wings, sliders, burgers and hearty sandwiches, while the bar pours out chilled beer, cool cocktails and wine. 8708 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.2606; www.eldorado-bargrill.com; $$ HOPDODDY BURGER BAR A burger place even your vegetarian friends will fall in love with? It’s true, Hopdoddy is making friends of all kinds these days, with their wide variety of burger choices. No matter what you’re in the mood for, they have you covered, from the classic burger to the very spicy El Diablo along with the La Bandita vegetarian black bean and corn patty. There are other burger protein options, like lamb, chicken, bison

and even ahi tuna. Their Kennebec fries are a delight, with or without the truffle aïoli, and you definitely do not want to miss out on one of their shakes. 11055 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.348.2337; www.hopdoddy. com; $$ LAMP CAFÉ Lamp Pizzeria has been a local favorite for quite some time now and with the opening of Lamp Café, loyal patrons had high expectations for the casual eatery. It’s safe to say that the establishment has delivered. With simple yet flavorful sandwich options, fresh ample salads, and a classic and approachable happy hour menu, Lamp Café now has a whole new crowd of happy followers. 8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.272.6889; www. lampcafeaz.com; $$ LUCKY’S BURGERS & HOTDOG GRILL Fast food that’s accessible to most all diets? Hard to believe, but it’s true. Lucky’s Burgers & Hotdog Grill promise quick service regardless if you opt to dine in or have your food delivered (yes, delivered). The ingredients here are never frozen or mass produced. You’ll find their offerings to be gluten-, allergen- and nitratefree but still incredibly flavorful. There are also a variety of sides to choose from like South Texas fried pickles, Paris Texas red yam fries or their zesty Louisiana Cajun waffle fries. 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix; 602.457.7776; www. luckysburgers.com; $$

ASIAN

FOOSIA Love Asian food but find that there are dishes that you wish had a little more of this or a little less of that? Foosia is a fast-casual concept that allows diners to create their own masterpiece with their choice of any of 25 ingredients. Their housemade sauces add a little excitement to your noodle or rice bowl. Combine crispy tofu, wok-glazed veggies and the foo foo mangolime sauce with your choice of toppings and you have an exciting, fresh and fun option for dinner. 13610 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.389.1520; www.foosiafresh.com; $ GEORGE & SONS ASIAN CUISINE If you’re looking to indulge in flavors indicative to the regions of Southeast Asia, you’ve found the right place. Choose from Hong Kong ribs, Vietnamese chicken, Singapore chow fun, or any one of George’s own fusion creations for a unique and superb dining experience. They also offer a wine list sure to complement any menu choice. 11291 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale; 480.661.6336; www.georgeandsonsasiancuisine.com; $$ SUSHI KO RESTAURANT Touted by some as the Japanese restaurant where the Japanese eat, Sushi Ko has a reputation of providing authentic fare and hospitality. The portions are generous and the restaurant features a variety of specialty items, especially during happy hour. If someone in your party is not keen on sushi the salad options here are fresh, light and filling. 9301 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.860.2960; www. sushikoscottsdale.com; $$ YUME SUSHI GRILL Yume is home to a medley of sushi and Korean dishes living in mouthwatering harmony. Their varied menu is sure to have something for everySO SCOTTSDALE! |

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one in your party. From their chicken bulgogi and vege udon to the many sushi and sashimi combinations, you’ll receive hearty portions for reasonable prices with a side of attentive service. 16459 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.247.8708; www.yumesushigrill.com; $$

BREAKFAST

ALO CAFÉ Alo Café is one of Old Town Scottsdale’s hidden gems. This adorable little cafe is creating dishes from all over the globe, taking influence from Spain, Estonia, South Africa and Argentina. While they serve some creative and delightful lunch dishes, their breakfast dishes are the shining stars. Their huevos de Madrid and Yucatan omelet show the cafe’s global influences and culinary creativity. Their waffle cristo is a fun take on the traditional monte cristo – and shouldn’t the most important meal of the day be fun? 6960 E. 1st St., Scottsdale; 480.878.4172; www.alocafeaz.com; $ BREAKFAST KITCHEN BAR This is the ideal spot for friends to get together and enjoy a healthy, hearty breakfast. The bright and eclectic interior is conducive to animated conversation and that extra jolt of good energy you need first thing in the morning. Start the day with avocado toast, a collection of Benedicts or a hash brown breakfast pizza. If you’re looking to be a little naughty, the churro waffle is the way to go. The eatery also serves lunch and happy hour/tapas. 15147 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.361.6698; www.breakfastkitchenbar.com; $$ NOCI CAFÉ The vibrant chalkboard menu greets you with a comprehensive listing of the day’s specials and standard offerings. The Noci family has established a welcoming space where you can enjoy diner-style dishes to satisfy omelet and pancake enthusiasts alike. The simple preparations allow for the full flavors of the high-quality ingredients to shine through. They even have mini versions of their popular dishes just for the kids. (Make sure you check out the pastry display before you leave!) 9619 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.922.5201; www.nocicafe.com; $ THE PLACE The Place, situated at DC Ranch Market Street, is going to quickly become just that; the place to go for breakfast. Saddle up to the bar and order any of the from-scratch items like biscuits and gravy (the biscuits are massive), eggs Benedict or huevos rancheros and enjoy the fresh flavors with a free side of buzzing energy that radiates from the kitchen to the wait staff. The Place owners seem to have masterfully designed a menu for young and mature palates whether you are looking for a savory or sweet start to your day. 20775 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.4150; $$

ETHNIC

AL HAMRA Enjoy a fine dining Indian eatery that is serving up complex flavors in your neighborhood. With nine savory naan options, crispy samosas, and a seemingly endless list of curries, Al Hamra is dedicated to giving diners an assortment of choices. You can opt to dine inside or on their patio, and the helpful staff will guide


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guide you through the menu and the heat ratings. 8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.538.9200; www.alhamraaz.com; $$ BRAT HAUS Brat Haus is an urban beer garden featuring German, Belgian and American craft beers as well as creative brat dishes made exclusively with Niman Ranch pork. All items are made in “haus” and feature the ingenuity and inventiveness of Chef Payton Curry. Their Currywurst is a house specialty and a delicious diversion from the norm. 3622 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale; 480.947.4006; www.brathausaz. com; $$ CORNISH PASTY CO. This British pie shop in Scottsdale has been serving up savory pasties since 2005. While these pies were originally created back in the 1200s for miners in southwest England, there’s no need to venture into dangerous territory to earn one of these tasty hand-held treats. Cornish Pasty offers simple signature pies and premium pies as well as vegetarian versions. The carne adovada pasty highlights the flavors of the Southwest and is one of their most popular offerings. 3800 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.945.1220; www.cornishpastyco.com; $$ THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKERY Nestled along Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale lies the Great Australian Bakery, a fast-casual eatery created based on the owner’s love for the street foods of his homeland. Here, you will find authentic meat pies: Savory ground beef seasoned with spices and onions in a flaky buttery pie crust. Their meat pies are all made from scratch each day and come in 11 different ingredient combinations. Make sure to check out their dessert case and indulge in a lamington, the official cake of Australia. 7217 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.941.3801; www. thegreataustralianbakery.com; $

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RISTORANTE ARRIVEDERCI Offering up healthy yet delicious Italian dishes, Arrivederci will make it hard for you to say goodbye. They serve consistently fresh and delightful dishes complete with Italian hospitality. The traditional menu options will warm you Nona’s heart. The vitello limone e carciofi is a great option, as it is light and packed with flavor from the artichoke hearts and capers contrasting with the refreshing white wine sauce. 7101 E. Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale; 480.922.8225; www.azitaly.com; $$ LA LOCANDA Have a seat in the rustic and welcoming dining room at this Italian restaurant, which has reopened its Scottsdale doors (it closed in 2008) to enjoy exciting Northern Italian dishes with a modern flair. Pastas are made fresh in-house and the operators are proud to use primarily regional ingredients. Some highlights include the pappardelle with a pork and veal Bolognese, grilled branzio and their old-fashioned osso bucco. Make sure to round out your evening with the tiramisu. 6830 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.284.6511; www.lalocandaaz. com; $$ MOD PIZZA What started out as an experiment to see how

one restaurant could serve great pizza made with equally great ingredients for the lowest price possible (all while paying their staff the highest wage possible), has morphed into a go-to spot for pizza, personality and a unique philosophy. Their menu features a top 10 of suggested and tried-and-true combinations, but you are welcome to become a pizza Picasso and create your own or alter the originals. They also offer gluten-free crust upon request. 10893 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 602.314.8297; www.modpizza.com; $ NICK’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT For more than 18 years, Nick’s has been creating happy diners with their homemade pasta, pizza and seafood dishes. One local favorite is their veal marsala; the tender meat is not overpowered with a heavy tart sauce. The light wine-based sauce allows the depth of flavor to complement the veal. Pasta options are seemingly endless and they also have an extensive gluten-free menu, creating the perfect local spot to share a meal with the whole family. Nick’s on Frank Lloyd Wright, 13910 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.314.9445; Nick’s at Pinnacle Peak, 23417 N. Pima Road, 480.515.0096; Scottsdale; Nick’s at Tatum and Shea, 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 602.953.1110; www.nicks-italian.com; $$ POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA This is the only local restaurant to offer a truly authentic Neapolitan pizza. In fact, the pizza is certified by the V.P.N. (Verace Pizza Napoletana) and the A.P.N. (Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani) from Italy. In addition to authentic Italian pizzas – which are all homemade, of course – Pomo offers salads, soups, pastas and paninis. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.pomopizzeria. com; $$ ROSATI’S AUTHENTIC CHICAGO PIZZA Since 1964, Rosati’s has been crafting authentic Chicago-style pizza from recipes passed down through the Rosati family. The pies are served up in four styles of Chicago pizza –traditional thin crust, their unique double dough, Chicago deep dish and authentic stuffed -with dough that’s made fresh daily.7570 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.999.5400; www.rosatispizza. com; $$ VITO’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RISTORANTE Vito’s has successfully blended northern and southern Italian styles of cooking while using the freshest ingredients so much so that you’ll feel like you’re in your Nona’s dining room. Generous servings of chicken cannelloni, seafood lasagna and rigatoni alla Vito’s are just some of the customer favorites as well as their specialty thin crust pizzas, hearty sandwiches and refreshing salads. 10999 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.664.8260; www. vitospizza.com; $$

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ALMA WXSW CUISINE This one-of-a-kind dining destination combines the flavors of Mexico, the west and Southwest, giving a healthy zip to most of their dishes. The heat in the dishes is not overwhelming, just a warming undertone with perfect balance. The generous portions are perfect for sharing, so if you get stumped on what to order, order a

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few items for the table and taste away! No dinner will be complete without their apple pie. Trust us. 8989 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.621.5254; www.almascottsdale.com; $$ CITIZEN PUBLIC HOUSE This contemporary, upscale Old Town Scottsdale eatery has set the standard for comprehensive culinary and bar programs. The conceptual cocktails and exceptional menu create an atmosphere of cerebral dining. Highlights include Bernie’s mac ‘n’ cheese, the original chopped salad (this masterpiece has its own Facebook page) and the pan-seared – plus a cocktail program to boot. 7111 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.398.4208; www.citizenpublichouse.com; $$ EDDIE’S HOUSE Eddie Matney is hands down one of the most colorful chefs in the Valley. On any given night you can catch him working in the open kitchen or chatting up patrons. All the menu items will be a hit, but your best bet is to go with the nightly specials as more often than not, Chef Eddie has come up with it on the fly. Great food with a side of humor is always on the menu. 7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale; 480.946.1622; www.eddieshouseaz.com; $$$ WEFT & WARP ART BAR + KITCHEN Weft & Warp, located at the new Andaz Resort, combines beautifully melds the culinary foundations of the mid-century with innovation and creativity that flourishes in our current era. The brightly anointed dining room is matched by the elegance and artistry of the dishes expedited from the kitchen. The menu provides a variety of small and shared plate options, with the offerings changing frequently. 6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.214.4622; www.scottsdale.andaz.hyatt.com; $$$ ZUZU Looking to experience all the kitsch and charm of the ’50s with all the culinary creativity of the present? Enter ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho. You’ll find five-star quality, service and food at this charming and comfortable restaurant. Their happy hour specials are unrivaled, so head on over and spend some time at ZuZu. 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.376.2600; www.cafezuzu.com; $$

STEAKHOUSE

DON & CHARLIE’S Don & Charlie’s has consistently provided quality dishes and laudable service in the Valley for more than 30 years. The classic chophouse, with an emphasis on Midwestern charisma and style, has all the dishes that you would expect – prime rib, steaks and ribs. You’ll also find items like roasted chicken, coconut fried shrimp and some stellar pasta dishes. 7501 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.0900; www.donandcharlies.com; $$$ J & G STEAKHOUSE When making reservations be sure to ask for a seat by the window and prepare to be wowed by the amazing views of the city. Couple the amazing views with the sophisticated selection of classic dishes of premium meats and fresh seafood crafted by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and you have a foolproof setting for a special occasion – all at this steakhouse at The Phoenician. 6000 E. Camelback Road,


guide Scottsdale; 480.214.8000; www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com; $$$ PRESTON’S STEAKHOUSE Looking for all of the charm and flavors of a traditional steakhouse with a modern and contemporary vibe? Preston’s Steakhouse in North Scottsdale deliciously fits the bill. The crisp white tablecloths and rich, dark woods that adorn the dining room create an elegant dining environment. You’ll have a variety of prime hand-cut steaks to choose from in varied sizes, all of which arrive on a sizzling hot plate. The side dishes are seemingly endless and the hardest decision of the evening will be which dessert to round out your meal with. 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.629.5087; www.prestonsscottsdale.com; $$$ ROARING FORK When done correctly, wood-fired delivers perfectly cooked dishes with deep and complex flavors. Roaring Fork expertly combines the rugged history of cooking food over a simple wood fire with the creativity and whimsy of the chef, which leads to sophisticatedly simple dishes. The Roaring Fork “Big Ass” Burger is an amazing creation; the meat, wood-fired of course, is incredibly juicy and is topped with poblano pepper, cheddar, smoked pepper bacon and all the usual burger accoutrements. Pair the burger with the green chili mac and cheese and you’ll have yourself a joyous spice fest. 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.0795; www.roaringfork.com; $$

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B&R WINE – FOOD Unwind with wine, craft beer and a menu of shareable bites at this charming neighborhood bistro. Menu selections range from a deli board to pizza and bruschetta. Stop in for a stellar happy hour every day from 3 to 6 p.m. (any glass of wine is $6!). Closed Monday. 7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.483.5396; www. brwinefood.com; $ SCAPEGOAT BEER AND WINE While this cozy bar is located in the heart of Old Town, once you step inside you’ll soon forget that. The unique vibe and the intimate feel, along with the copper bar and tin ceiling, make this spot anything but ordinary. They feature about 15 craft beers on draft, many of which are local, as well as an interesting collection of wines available by the glass or bottle. The small bites menu was crafted by Cullen Campbell of Phoenix’s acclaimed restaurant Crudo and are ideal for snacking on with a glass of wine. 7150 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.292.7605; www.scapegoatbar.com; $$ TERROIR WINE PUB The ever-evolving wine list at Terroir makes it possible to try a broad range of varietals from all over the globe. The service staff is well-versed on all of their libations, which guarantees that any question you might have will be swiftly answered. Terroir’s menu offers refined small plates, meticulously chosen to marry perfectly with your drink. Have non-wine drinkers in your party? Terroir also offers a wide selection of craft and microbrews. 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.922.3470; www.terroirwinepub.com; $$

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Rooms With a View The resort features 201 casita-style bungalows ranging from 350 to 1,800 square feet, where the decor blends contemporary finishes with Southwestern colors, featuring folk artwork inspired by designs of the Zuni Tribe and Alexander Girard. The spirit of the nearby Cattle Track Arts Compound is evident in each room, too, with eclectic works crafted by local artists. Guest rooms feature front terraces with Spanish-style banco seating and dining tables as well as mid-century-inspired furnishings and bathrooms with oversized showers. Nightly room rates are seasonally based, starting at $399 per night during peak season.

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connected to guest rooms and a suite overlooking the pool. And set to open this month, the resort’s 12,000-square-foot Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary features personalized treatments utilizing indigenous ingredients. There are indoor and outdoor treatment rooms as well as outdoor hydrotherapy pools, a nail and hair salon, eucalyptus steam rooms, outdoor relaxation lounges and a private pool.

Dining Delights The resort’s restaurant, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, features plancha cooking, a grilling technique derived from Latin America that uses a flat slab of cast iron to sear delicate foods like asparagus, bay scallops, shrimp, fish fillets and thin steaks. Beyond that, Weft & Warp serves an eclectic mix of shareable plates, and its glass box exhibition kitchen includes a chef’s table, which beckons guests to become a part of the cooking experience. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, 6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.368.1234; www.andazscottsdale.com.


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