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The actor and model takes us behind the scenes, from his Italian roots to his new endeavors and why he loves Arizona

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scottsdale now 61 Captured Patio dining

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All the best, Chelsea Young Editor-in-Chief chelsea@richmanmediagroup.com Instagram: @young_chelsea Connect with us! Facebook: @soscottsdalemagazine Instagram: @so_scottsdale_magazine

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aetitia Hua has lived around the globe but her feet are firmly planted on the ground. At age 23, the Miss Scottsdale 2017 winner is fresh out of law school, with aspirations set to take on the world. But don’t let her beauty fool you; she has proven to be a fearless fighter for various human rights and a dedicated champion for a vast array of charities.

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up close Laetitia grew up in the heart of Paris, the only daughter of simple restaurateurs. Despite only knowing her native Mandarin, she thrived in the artistic heart of Europe’s most romantic city. She learned the art of the perfect pastry, an appreciation for culture and found a passion for music. “I started studying piano in Paris at the age of six, which has led to a 17-year love affair with classical music,” Hua says. “At certain points in life your soul connects to things, and when I hear Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, the whole world seems to become simplistically perfect.” Hua lived in Paris until she was eight years old, and then moved to Scottsdale, where she was again faced with an unknown language. Where previously she was celebrated for her bookworm ways, in America she was a rarity. “I was an awkward teenager and was fascinated by rules, social norms and guidelines,” says Hua, who attended Chaparral High School. “I was that person who meticulously highlighted sections of my school’s code of conduct and read etiquette books. By the time I was in middle school, I had read every book on juvenile law I could find at public libraries.” Hua didn’t know it at the time but she would soon be introduced to another world beyond the library, one that would take her into the unfamiliar scene of the pageant world. “I honestly never thought about competing in pageants, but then a friend asked me to try it with her. We were both new to it and had no idea what we were doing. Yet, a few months later I beat out 80 other girls for the title.” Starting at age 14, her rise through the pageant ranks was not easy or even natural for the braces-wearing adolescent, but with her talent, she shined on stage. “I remember one phase of that first competition was casual wear, and we were encouraged to wear an outfit with accessories that represented us,” she says. “I modeled on stage with my violin that I had named Brownie. I was up there looking out into the audience, and I felt this connection. I’ve been hooked to pageantry ever since.”

Since then, Hua has gone on to win several pageants, including Miss Scottsdale, and with it, the opportunity to compete for Miss Arizona in June. Still, as a frequent fighter for women’s rights she’s often faced with criticism. “People still sometimes call it a ‘beauty pageant’ but pageantry has evolved to be much more than physical beauty. The Miss America system, for example, is the largest scholarship provider for women, and they really focus on talent and academic achievement.” In fact, Hua says her favorite parts of the pageant experience are just that: interview and talent, two areas in which she scores the highest. “I always enjoy having conversations with the judges during interview, particularly on international trade law and foreign policy.” Not to be held back, Hua recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Today, Hua is back in Arizona to study for the bar exam.

A Platform for Diversity In her last year of law school, Hua became particularly fascinated with international law and gender law. Building on her interests in gender issues, she hopes to pursue international human rights law and address human rights violations on a global scale. In fact, as Miss Scottsdale 2017, Hua’s platform is Celebrating Cultural Diversity through Community Engagement, which is rooted in coming together as a SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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community to honor diversity. “I’m currently working with the Human Relations Commission to promote diversity. I’ve personally experienced racism and particularly in this politically divisive time, I would like to do everything I can to be a voice of unity in my community.” Hua also serves as an ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network, helping to raise money for children at local hospitals. And, because she grew up speaking three languages (Mandarin, French and English), Hua is naturally passionate about secondary language development. “I will be helping to promote the Seal of Bi-literacy, which rewards high school students who attain proficiency in a language beyond English. I think proficiency in multiple languages is so important in today’s globalized world.” As the first Asian Miss Scottsdale, Hua is also committed to bringing more diversity to the Miss America stage, while creating more overall cultural acceptance worldwide. Her platform rings true to who she is – someone who values the differences among us, yet also acknowledges the humanity that we all share. Simply and eloquently put, Hua states: “The purpose of my platform is to foster international awareness and empathy, and support cultural and educational opportunities around the community.” Reach Hua at MissScottsdale2017@ gmail.com, and make donations for Children’s Miracle Network at www.missamericaforkids.org/donate/laetitiahua.


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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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FOOTBALL AND PHILANTHROPY Arizona Rattlers wide receiver Kerry Reed talks life on and off the field BY BRITTANY MARONEY PHOTO BY JAMES PATRICK

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erry Reed grew up in the rough and tumble inner city of Miami. Raised by a single mom and surrounded by his numerous siblings, he quickly became the “man of the house” – the role model and protector. It was only when he was introduced to football that he was truly ever able to let loose. “I fell in love with the game the moment an older cousin put that pigskin in my hand,” Reed says. “From that day, I dreamed of following in the footsteps of my favorite players and making it big some day.” Reed, who played football at Michigan State University, happened to be one of the few who got selected for the NFL draft. He was a free agent for the Miami Dolphins and then went on to play for the Baltimore Ravens for one season. Following his time in the NFL, he transitioned into the arena football realm, first playing for Canada’s BC Lions before being picked up by the Arizona Rattlers, where he has been indispensible since the 2011 season. “I count myself lucky that I get to do what I love on a daily basis and make a living off of it,” he says. “I also get the opportunity to interact with fans and be the role model that I aspire to be.”

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Tell us about the organizations you work with and why that’s important to you. I love working with the Boys & Girls Clubs because it’s an organization I remember growing up with. I love being able to interact with the kids and be an inspiration in their lives. I’m a big kid at heart, too, so it’s nice to spend time with them and let my inner kid out from time to time. Who are your role models? Jerry Rice has always inspired me. He’s a class act and always carries himself in a positive way – on and off the field. I also look up to Larry Fitzgerald. He’s a leader to his team, a mentor to aspiring athletes, community-driven and family-oriented. Overall, he’s a great representation of what athletes should be. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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A SPIRIT OF SERVICE The many ways in which Meredith Hawkins is giving back BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

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s the charity director of Platform Scottsdale – a women’s group dedicated to connecting, promoting and inspiring women – Meredith Hawkins raises funds for local charities through the organization’s signature events. “I love giving small, local, woman-run charities a platform to help promote them and enable them to help people through their organizations,” Hawkins says. Hawkins’ passion for social work has been a constant throughout her life. “I have always wanted to help those less fortunate, and the area of social work has given me the platform and access to opportunities to make a difference.” In March 2012, her passion to help others ignited the creation of her own charity organization: Girls who Inspire, Volunteer and Empower (GIVE), a women’s volunteer group, made up of those looking to give back in the community. “I started GIVE to create a volunteer calendar of events where those in our community can sign up for volunteer opportunities, making it easy, fun and impactful,” Hawkins says. Truly, GIVE’s mission is evident in all that Hawkins does – making a difference in the lives of others through time, dedication, donations and unconditional love.

Etc. Why do you do what you do? I truly love what I do and will do this until the day I can’t anymore because, to me, there is nothing more fulfilling and more rewarding than helping others feel important, recognized, loved and that they matter and are not forgotten. Tell us a bit more about GIVE and how women can get involved. Our members choose special interest groups and organizations based on their interests and passions, and the group volunteers their time with those chosen organizations. Learn more at www.givegirls.com. What are some of your other hobbies? I love raising my 10-year-old son, Brayden, and our rescue dog, Eddie. I enjoy riding my horse, skiing in Utah, writing and all the fun things that Arizona has to offer. 

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former player in the world of corporate finance, Scott Burdick has since tapped into his creative side as managing partner and co-owner at Wiseman and Gale Interiors, a luxury residential design firm. As one of two men in an office of 20, Burdick’s wardrobe choices are under a fair bit of scrutiny. “To a small degree, my style is a reflection on my company, so I try to keep it pretty pulled together,” he says. “It needs to be professional, stylish, semiconservative and comfortable.” Though he’ll opt for jeans and a crisp blazer nine times out of 10, Burdick’s sharp, streamlined style proves that having a uniform doesn’t necessarily correlate with predictability. “I’m uninspired by things that look overdone, too coordinated and too thought out,” he says. “I prefer the unexpected.” His outfits come together organically, thanks to a closet full of timeless, versatile pieces from Carolina Herrera and Italian designers like Prada and Brunello Cucinelli. And while Burdick isn’t keen on shopping, there is one exception he’s willing to make. “Since I was a kid, I have loved Il Bisonte Italian leather,” he says. “When I’m traveling, I’ll make that a destination for sure.”

Scott Burdick proves that having a uniform is anything but boring BY EMILY GLYNN PHOTO BY JAMES PATRICK

What would we be surprised to find in your closet? It’s more about what you won’t find … I have very few pairs of shoes (less than 10), two styles of jeans and a gazillion blue button-down shirts. When I buy shoes, there is no limit; I go for super high-quality and conservative, and I wear them into the ground. With jeans, my eyes get used to the way I look in the same pair. Changing styles can be traumatic, so I stick to the same one or two. What will we never find you wearing? Sunglasses. I feel like they block my vision. What is the last movie you watched? I Am Love starring Tilda Swinton. This isn’t the last movie I’ve watched, but it’s noteworthy because it sends me into orbit – so incredibly stylish.

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Brittany Barnett brings us down to earth with her bold, bohemian flair BY EMILY GLYNN PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

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hen she isn’t tackling Alzheimer’s disease alongside her favorite charity, BvB Phoenix, Brittany Barnett plays her hand at fashion, an art that comes second nature to the promotional event specialist.  “I love observing how other people piece things together,” she says. “I could be wearing the exact same outfit as someone else, but depending on how we accessorize, we might look completely different. That’s what I love about fashion. You make it your own!” For Barnett, this means Minnetonka fringe boots, curve-hugging Levi’s and steals from Poor Little Rich Girl, her favorite local boutique. Her effortless bohemian wardrobe percolates with adventure and creativity, a charming glimpse into the life of the quintessential girl next door. “My mother always tells me I was ‘boho-chic’ before it became a thing,” she laughs. “But I just wear what I like. As soon as you find the style that complements you best, that’s when your confidence really shows.” Sifting through her closet, one might stumble upon some anomalies (such as football gloves and cleats), but Barnett’s staple accessories can’t be found among her hangers of breezy Anthropologie dresses. “The rings my grandmother gave me as a teenager never leave my fingers,” she says. Describe your personal style. I had to ask friends for help with this one! I said eclectic, fringed and lacy. They said boho, carefree, relaxed and confident 80s/90s chic. Where can we find you on your day off and what are you wearing? My goal this year is to learn how to golf! So, either on the golf course wearing lululemon, tennis shoes and a polo, or riding around in Chuck Taylors and a loose T-shirt. At night, I like to check out dive bars and places with live music – always in a dress or romper with wedges! Name your top three beauty must-haves. L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara, Crest Whitestrips and St. Tropez self-tanner.

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1. Denise Voss, Shoshanna dress.

7. Susan Manchaca, Alexis dress.

2. Nancy Singer, Trina Turk dress.

8. Cristina St. Clair, Alexis dress.

3. Ivy Ciolli, Caroline Constas dress.

9. Teresa Strunk, Bailey 44 dress.

4. Tara Karamlou, Prada dress.

10. Tyler Butler, BCBG Max Azria dress.

5. Chelsea Karas, Diane von Furstenberg dress.

11. Meredith Peltier, Wayf dress.

6. Rachel Loftin, Vince dress and J. Crew jacket.

12. Meghan Barry, Nha Khanh dress.

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1. Charlene Preis, Adrianna Papell dress.

8. Katie Wheat, Badgley Mischka dress.

2. Stephanie Cunningham, dress from Saks Fifth Avenue.

9. Kara Kalkbrenner, Xscape dress. 10. Amy Videan, Roberto Cavalli dress.

3. Pat Petznick, Badgley Mischka dress.

11. Annette Musa, vintage dress.

4. Beverly Stuart, Ralph Lauren dress. 5. Cathy Kleeman, Tahari dress.

12. Amanda Garmany, Rubin Singer dress.

6. Pam Overton Risoleo, Alexander McQueen dress.

13. Jackie Tatman, dress from Saks Fifth Avenue.

7. Caitlin Lang, BCBG Max Azria dress.

14. Jan Lewis, dress from private collection.

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BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO PHOTOS BY ERIK JOHNSON

THE ACTOR AND MODEL TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES AND BEYOND THE CAMERA, FROM HIS ITALIAN UPBRINGING AND HOW HE GOT HIS START TO HIS NEW ENDEAVORS AND WHY HE LOVES ARIZONA

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any will remember Antonio Sabàto Jr.’s jet black hair and deep dimples, especially from the time he exploded onto the fashion scene as a Calvin Klein model. Yet, many may not know his story as a child emigrating from Italy to the U.S., and many probably do not know about his ties to Arizona. His story is one of hard work and the pursuit of a dream. Sabàto’s parents, Antonio Sabàto Sr. and Yvonne Kabouchy, believed that for Sabàto and his sister Simonne to have the best opportunities, they needed to move the U.S. Saving their money, the Sabàtos left Italy and moved to Los Angeles in 1985 to begin a new life when Sabàto was 13. Sabàto proudly recalls his time assimilating to a new culture and a new life. “It was exciting and scary,” Sabàto says. “I’ll never forget it. I didn’t speak the language. My parents both worked two jobs. We stayed together as a family. We loved being here and wanted to be a part of this country.” Sabàto’s father was an actor in Italy and starred in many movies, most notably the 1966 Oscar-winning film Grand Prix. In that movie, Sabàto Sr. was coached by Phoenix’s very own legendary race car driver, Bob Bondurant. Sabàto grew up watching his father’s career and was inspired to be an actor himself. “My father was an actor, and I fell in love with it as a little boy,” Sabàto says. “I grew up watching musicals and wanted to be like Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire.” Sabàto took acting classes and performed on stage, trying to show his parents how much he wanted to be an actor. “My parents helped, but at first my dad didn’t want that for me,” Sabàto explains. “I had to show him how much I wanted it.” Once his father realized how much Sabàto longed to be an actor, he helped him whenever opportunities were made available.

BREAKING INTO THE INDUSTRY Sabàto’s first big break came as a Calvin Klein underwear model in 1990, appearing on a 90-foot-tall billboard in New York City’s Times Square, as well as around the world. Sabàto remembers seeing himself blown up to gigantic proportions in Times Square.

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“I used to live in New York, struggling,” Sabàto says. “I used to walk past the billboards. It was really surreal and cool and exciting.” Sabàto’s next gig was appearing in Janet Jackson’s music video for Love Will Never Do Without You, shot by famed photographer Herb Ritts. Sabàto would work with Ritts again in the second of three Calvin Klein campaigns he appeared in, and he developed a deep respect for Ritts’ expertise. “He [Ritts] was the biggest photographer at the time,” Sabàto recalls. “He was a great man, a genius. He was soft-spoken, bright, and knew what he


wanted to shoot and how to shoot it. He knew exactly how it was going to be. He’s missed in the fashion world.” On the heels of Jackson’s music video, Sabàto joined the cast of the soap opera drama General Hospital from 1992 to 1995 as the character Jagger Cates. He also was a part of the science fiction series Earth 2 and the nighttime soap opera series Melrose Place. Looking back at his early modeling career and comparing it to today’s industry, Sabàto believes social media has had a huge impact on the fashion industry. “We didn’t have all the technology

and social media,” Sabàto says. “I was the first model to have tattoos. Then it was different; today it doesn’t matter. Fashion has changed because of social media. It was simple, and now there’s too much competition. It’s hard to keep up because everything moves so fast.”

CURRENT ENDEAVORS Sabàto has steadily continued to appear in many TV series, movies and reality shows. In 2014, he was in both Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) and Fix it & Finish It, a reality TV series in which Sabàto and his renovation team surprised home owners

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and renovated a space in their home. On DWTS, he was partnered with Cheryl Burke, and together, they lasted seven rounds. When asked if DWTS was easier or harder than he expected, he admits it was a little bit of both. “Cheryl Burke was a great coach,” he says. “I loved the training. But I was doing two shows at once and traveling the country doing both. I’m amazed I lasted two months.” Sabàto enjoyed his experience on DWTS and took away many positive lessons. “The dancers and people I had a chance to compete against were phenomenal,” he says. “Being under pressure, you really want to stick around and be on the next week. We fought hard, and we had an amazing fan base. I learned a lot about integrity and professionalism under pressure.” Today, Sabàto has a number of projects that keep him busy. One is his clothing line, Pirata della Strada, an activewear line for men and women. He’s also very passionate about health and anti-aging, and has been busy with speaking engagements promoting anti-aging, health techniques and products. “I like to motivate people and help them with anti-aging, fitness, health and wellness,” Sabàto says. Sabàto’s career has brought him back and forth to Arizona several times. His first experience in Arizona was for the 1991 filming of his second movie in Scottsdale, originally titled Fuga da Kayenta, also known as Arizona Road. He also spent time in Tucson filming Fix it & Finish It. His newest project, which may bring him back to Arizona, is another creative endeavor. He’s working on a manuscript for a dark thriller titled Exit 187 and anticipates its completion soon. “Arizona is one of my favorite states,” Sabàto says. “It’s my other home. I enjoy the weather, and I enjoy the people.” Scottsdale is an especially favorite city. “I love the city,” he says. “It’s so clean and beautiful, and there is so much to do. It’s peaceful and yet there is still a lot of entertainment. You get the best of both worlds.” For information on working with Sabàto, contact him via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/antoniosabatojr.


Play On Seven must-hear local bands and musicians

BY CHELSEA YOUNG AND GABBY RICHMAN PHOTOS BY MARK MORGAN

There’s no doubt that music is a universal language, something that transcends our differences and has the power to heal, uplift and, of course, entertain. And the Valley’s music landscape is ripe with talent across many genres, from country and hip-hop to indie-folk and jazz. Here, we highlight the sounds and melodic stylings of seven bands and musicians – and where on the local scene you can hear them play.

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The Waters With a poetic grace in their lyrics and melodies, The Waters – comprised of singer/ songwriter and rhythm guitarist Krystal Baker and guitarist Sturgis Waters – are a duo self-described as “where love and music collide.” Not only have they been playing together for 16 years; they’ve been married for 10 of those. Their acoustic sound has roots in folk and rock with elements of ethereal textures, amplified by Baker’s haunting vocals juxtaposed with Waters’ colorful guitar melodies. Playing both original songs as well as unique arrangements of other artists, their love of music is evident and provides a universal connection for audiences. Simply put, The Waters believe in the power of music, stating, “We do what we do because we can’t afford therapy, and because it’s the best job in the world, even when it’s not.” The duo can be seen every Wednesday at Center Stage at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch and most weekends at Arizona Biltmore or jade bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. Sometimes joined by a bass guitarist and drummers, the full band plays regularly at Kazimierz World Wine Bar, Crescent Ballroom and The Rhythm Room.

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Jacob Morris Though only 19 years old, Jacob Morris recalls the sound of a seasoned country crooner. Taking influences from artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson, he seeks to make music reminiscent of those who have laid the path of country music before him, music that is a foot in the past and also a step into the future. With a comfortable mix of modern and traditional sounds, Morris’ music is very story-oriented; the singer says he fell in love with country music at a young age because the songwriters were storytellers at heart. Now, as a musician himself, Morris wants those who hear his music to feel the experience of where a song came from or why it was written. He says, “I make music for a higher purpose. Getting a response from a fan who has received a song of yours on a much more personal level is the most gratifying thing an artist can experience. I’m addicted to that feeling, and I’ll continue to chase it.” You’ll find him performing at The Montauk on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons, as well as other East Valley locations including Whiskey Row.

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House of Stairs With music that’s irrevocably jazz, House of Stairs also draws from funk, soul, electronic and pop influences to create a distinct progressive sound. Because their music is so multifaceted, it has been described as an “aural, visual and emotional Rubik’s Cube.” Others call it chamber soul or Erykah Badu meets Radiohead. Regardless of label, there’s no doubt House of Stairs is a one-of-a-kind collective – their instrumentation is unique (there is no guitar or bass guitar); they play in every meter, from three to 13; and vocalist Holly Pyle loops her vocal harmonies live. The result toggles the line between art and music while weaving in poetry, generating an imaginative exploration in sound that the band hopes will serve as inspiration for people to be their authentic selves and seek out what they most desire in life. House of Stairs frequents many venues, including Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar, The Nash, The Rebel Lounge, Musical Instrument Museum, The Rhythm Room, Kazimierz World Wine Bar, Sheraton Grand Phoenix, Twisted Lizard Tavern & Grille, The Vig Arcadia, and Casablanca Rooftop Lounge.

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LUXXE You might recognize this five-member band if you attended last month’s Bon Jovi concert at Talking Stick Resort Arena; LUXXE was selected as part of a contest through Live Nation to be the opening act for the rock band. Consisting of Seth Smades, lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist; Devon Quartullo on drums; Nullin Hassan on keys; Michael Gessert on lead electric guitar; and Evan Yuen on bass guitar, the selfdescribed “Americana pop folk” group takes inspiration from bands like One Republic and The Lumineers. Their debut EP, Rolling Thunder, which contains five original songs is currently out, though their live performances are what captivates fans and embodies who they are as artists. Dubbed high-energy, the group diversifies their sound when in front of an audience, characteristically playing songs that range from acoustic ballads to high-energy rock, and sometimes even flute solos. On any given day, you’ll find LUXXE on the schedule at Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar, The Rebel Lounge, Marquee Theatre, or Pub Rock Live. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Sincerely Collins Though Sincerely Collins is known for his hip-hop sound, he draws inspiration from all genres. Exposed to oldies and smooth jazz by his grandparents while growing up, the artist fuses those sentimental sounds with his love of authentic pop records and alternative music to create a genre all his own. Sincerely Collins emerged on the scene with his single Light Work, which hit No. 1 on Phoenix’s Power 98.3 and 101.9, and his new single, Possible, is following close behind. The 15-year songwriting veteran takes inspiration from his life and translates his experiences into his work, saying, “Music was there for me in the darkest of times, and music has now blessed me with a life that others dream of.” And now Sincerely Collins is paying it forward – you can often find the meditator and vegan giving motivational speeches and seminars at local Valley high schools. When he’s not inspiring people with his speeches, you can typically find him inspiring them through his lyrics at Livewire or Marquee Theatre.

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The Breaking Pattern In 2015, The Breaking Pattern emerged and was immediately welcomed with high praise from fans and critics alike. In fact, the four-person band (vocalist Derek Hackman is pictured) has been dubbed the face of the emo revival movement in Phoenix, with a flair for fusing flowery, introspective lyrics with melodic guitars and ambient sounds. Described as atmospheric pop, The Breaking Pattern incorporates hyper-poetic language, a signature part of their sound that lends a thoughtful element and speaks to the soul. It’s this space – where poetry meets melody – that has garnered them such a cult-like following and accolades from the likes of The Huffington Post. When asked why they do what they do, Hackman’s poetic nature is found in his answer. “It just feels good to contribute to a culture I love through a community that accepted me. If I can successfully convey an idea that someone else is struggling to express, then I have succeeded in my responsibility as an artist.” Find them taking the stage at The Rebel Lounge, Pub Rock Live, Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar, FiftyOne West, Nile Theater, and many of the all-ages venues.

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Upsahl Singer and songwriter Taylor Upsahl – who goes by the stage name Upsahl, which also serves as the name of her band – seemed destined to be a performer. With a father in the local music scene, 18-year-old Upsahl got her start at an even younger age; by the time she was a junior at the Arizona Academy of the Arts, she’d already headlined Crescent Ballroom. Upsahl recently released Unfamiliar Light, an evolved alternative album, though her sweet, soulful sound has also been described as poppy indie-folk with a maturity well beyond her youth. Upsahl writes about complex situations, resulting in relatable content that continues to intrigue audiences. And in her lyrical creations, she finds solace for herself. “No matter what hardships or challenges I’m dealing with or how stressed I am, music is always my source of stability and comfort,” she says. “I think that this goes to show the power that music has and its ability to impact people in such a crucial way.” Upsahl will hit the road on a West Coast tour this summer, but you can frequently find them at Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar and The Rebel Lounge.

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With April’s arrival, the Valley is primed for patio dining. Whether you’re conversing with co-workers over morning coffee, grabbing happy hour with friends, or celebrating a special occasion with your special someone, there are no shortage of places to soak up this month’s idyllic weather. Perhaps the most magical time to pony on up to your favorite patio takes place at sunset, when the desert is awash in fiery, golden light. Photo taken at Sassi, March 13 at 5:57 p.m.

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New Name, Same (amazing!) Salad

Often coined as the “State Salad of Arizona,” the Original Chopped Salad (you know, the one with its own Facebook page) is changing its name to the OMFG Salad, as in the “Original, Mixed, Feel-Good Salad,” but we’ll leave the interpretation up to the masses. Since Chef Bernie Kantak created the salad in 1997, it’s created such a buzz – including 75,000 orders in 2016 – that there are big plans for it in the works. The dish is destined for national grocery stores, stand-alone kiosks, and new micro restaurant locations. But for now, its debut is up to you. Through April 15, submit your suggestions for the first OMFG Salad Bar location at www.omfgsalad.com for a chance to win a year’s supply of the salad. Until then, dig in at Citizen Public House and The Gladly.

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Brats & Beer

Brat and beer lovers, this one is for you! Downtown Scottsdale’s communal beer garden and eatery, Brat Haus, will host its second annual Sausage Fest April 23. The sausage-themed soiree will include live music, yard-style games like corn hole and life-size Jenga, a stein-holding competition, and Arizona’s largest brat. Enjoy a variety of craft beers, different flavored homemade brats and soft pretzels, all while giving to a charitable cause – a portion of proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight Arizona, a nonprofit that flies World War II veterans to visit their memorials in Washington D.C. Noon-8 p.m. Entry cost is a $5 cash donation for Honor Flight Arizona. Tickets are $1 each; beers are five tickets and brats are eight tickets. www.brauthausaz.com.

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Spice It Up

In case you missed it, Old Town Scottsdale’s beloved Latin eatery, The Mission, opened its second location at Kierland Commons earlier this year. Specializing in modern Latin cuisine such as street tacos and green chile duck confit, plus hand-pressed cocktails (the avocado margarita is a fan favorite!), The Mission’s newest space is a sight to behold. The two-story restaurant recalls a timeless interior with sophisticated touches – elegant chandeliers; iron work; rich woods; and a massive, custom-built, backlit cross behind the bar, paying homage to the Latin culture. www.themissionaz.com.

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Tavern Americana is hosting more than your average pizza party, thanks to a Lagunitas Beer Tap Takeover. Head to the eatery on April 20 where Chef Ian Ray will whip up made-from-scratch pizza sauces with a variety of Lagunitas beers, plus pizza dough infused with the suds. 6-8 p.m. Beers, $4-$6 per pint; pizzas, $10$12 per pie. www.urbantaverngroup.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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What does it take to make OpenTable’s list of “Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America?” The likes of interactive dining experiences, live entertainment and appealing playlists, that’s what. Using the opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 25,000 restaurants nationwide, seven Valley hot spots made the list, and six of them are in Scottsdale: Culinary Dropout at the Scottsdale Waterfront, Mastro’s Ocean Club, The Mission in Old Town, SumoMaya and Don & Charlie’s. Nearby Steak 44 also made the cut.


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A Russian Rendezvous Tasty Treats

Newsflash: There’s a new place in town to get your sweet fix. Hailing from the folks behind Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar (which is right next door to the new treatery), is Sweet Provisions, which opened last month. They’ll be scooping up housemade ice cream, floats and milkshakes, plus fresh-baked cookies, brownies and pies – all using local ingredients. Unique flavors such as toasted walnuts with maple syrup and pistachio with candied bacon are dreamed up in the colorful, retro-modern space that’s reminiscent of a classic ice cream parlor. www.sweetprovisionsaz.com.

Try on a new kind of nightlife at Sonata’s Restaurant, which recently debuted Russian Nights. Every first Saturday of the month at 9 p.m., the Eastern European eatery will transform into an authentic Russian party. As natives of Eastern Europe, the restaurant’s founders hope to introduce locals to the relaxed, Russian way of celebrating good cheer. The festivities will begin with a selection of Russian vodkas for bottle service, plus a rotating menu of original specialties like sweet and savory pierogies. Entertainment will include live Russian bands, dancers and DJs spinning popular Russian tunes. Bottle service begins at $200, and customized Russian Night party packages for groups of six or more range from $49 to $149 per person. www.sonatasrestaurant.com.

Groove to the Music

Last month, Casino Arizona launched a new nightlife experience: Casino Arizona Club Night, a reoccurring Latin dance night in the property’s 250-seat Showroom one weekend each month that will feature some of the Valley’s best Latin bands. On April 11, the PowerDrive Band will perform – so break out your dancing shoes and get ready to samba, rumba and cha cha the night away. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cover charged waived as of press time. www.casinoarizona.com.

Cookie Cravings

Cupcake hot spot, Sprinkles, just got even sweeter with the addition of cookies. Though a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie has been a Scottsdale mainstay since last year, the full line of confections will now be available by the single, half-dozen and dozen in chocolate chip, double chocolate, snickerdoodle, peanut butter pretzel chip, and salted oatmeal cornflake. Yum! www.sprinkles.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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April 8, 6 p.m. For more than 100 years, the Board of Visitors has been dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. The organization invites you to their 102nd annual Charity Ball, which will take place at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. A cocktail reception will be followed by the Presentation of the 2017 Flower Girls, a gourmet dinner, incredible music and dancing. $600. www.boardofvisitors.org.

First Press Wine Dinner and Auction

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April 8, 6 p.m. The 15th annual First Press Wine Dinner and Auction is an evening of elegant indulgence at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. This black-tie affair will feature a wine-tasting reception, wine-themed auction items, raffle prizes, a five-course meal and entertainment. During dinner, you’ll enjoy paired wines served by winery representatives. $350. www.firstpressarizona.com.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Picnic Under the Stars Gala

April 8-9, 12 p.m. Held at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, guests will enjoy cooking demos and challenges, wine seminars and discussions with culinary leaders. This year, the festival will usher in a new event: The Cocktail Society (April 7 only; 7-11 p.m.), which includes complimentary cocktails, unlimited food and live entertainment and music with the purchase of a ticket. Come hungry – and thirsty! Festival, $12$150; The Cocktail Society, presale, $85; at the door, $100. www.scottsdalefest.org.

April 22, 6-11 p.m. American Cancer Society chair Dr. Linda Greer will welcome more than 500 “stars” to the 56th annual Picnic Under the Stars Gala at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch to support the American Cancer Society. The evening will include a cocktail hour, silent auction and games, a gourmet meal, entertainment and dancing – all under the beautiful desert sky. Proceeds from the event will help the American Cancer Society. $400. www.picnicunderthestars.org.

We Are United Luncheon

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April 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This signature event helps ensure that every child starts the day with a breakfast. Hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council at Valley of the Sun United Way, the luncheon will be held at The Phoenician with Geena Davis, an Academy Award-winning actress and advocate, as the keynote speaker. Proceeds from the luncheon will directly benefit Breakfast in the Classroom, which is part of the organization’s Ending Hunger in the Classroom Initiative. $125. www.vsuw.org.

Governor’s Arts Awards May 4, 5 p.m. Artists, organizations, businesses, educators and individuals from communities across Arizona have been nominated for the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards in eight categories. The winner of each category will be announced at the 36th annual Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and celebration at The Phoenician. The Governor’s Arts Award commemorates those who have contributed greatly to the Valley’s arts and cultural heritage. $250. www.azcitizensforthearts.org.

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April 28-30, times vary Calling all trendy, vintage-loving Phoenicians: Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will welcome more than 70 vendors selling all things vintage and handmade to WestWorld of Scottsdale. And, be the first to shop on Friday night; each Friday ticket includes weekend re-entry (plus early entry on Saturday), one drink and a canvas bag. $8-$65. www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com.

SMoCA Mix May 6, 6-10 p.m. Choose your boldest and brightest futurechic attire to wear to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual SMoCA Mix fundraiser. This year’s event will offer guests an evening of interactive technology and media with an artistic perspective from various artists. It will also honor Valley philanthropist Dorothy Lincoln-Smith, who has greatly contributed to the local arts community and is part of the generation that created SMoCA in 1999. General, $175; VIP, $250. www.smoca.org.


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TAOS SOCIETY OF ARTISTS Through April 30, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West The Taos Society of Artists exhibit – which includes more than 80 of the most highly valued Taos Society paintings ever exhibited together – concludes its Scottsdale viewing at the end of the month. The exhibit pays tribute to the Taos Society of Artists, one of the most influential schools of American painting in U.S. history, through a display featuring 19 artists. If you visit on April 11, catch a documentary screening of Awakening in Taos from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. as the final element of the museum’s “Taos Tuesdays” programming. Hours vary; closed Monday. Exhibit and screening are free with paid museum admission. www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org. MOONLIT DRIVE-IN MOVIES April 1 - 29, The Promenade Scottsdale Is there anything better than movies on a spring night? Back for the third year, The Promenade will feature these family-friendly movies: The Secret Life of Pets (April 1), Moana (April 8), The BFG (April 15), SING (April 22) and Finding Dory (April 29). 7:30 p.m. Free. www.scottsdalepromenade.com. BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT Through May 14, Desert Botanical Garden Butterflies are back at the Desert Botanical Garden with its new 3,200-square-foot Butterfly Exhibit located on the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail. The exhibit will feature hundreds of live fluttering butterflies as well as a caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with garden admission. www.dbg.org.   SCULPT SESSIONS April 5, 12 and 26, W Hotel Torch calories in style at the W Scottsdale’s new fitness series – Sculpt Sessions – with celebrity trainer Lucas James. Held poolside, the heart-pounding workout series will take place three Wednesdays this month: April 5 will focus on total-body toning, April 12 will provide a cardio and core blast, and April 26 is a HIIT class. Check-in, 5:30 p.m.; class, 6 p.m. $10 (hotel guests are free). www.wscottsdaletickets.com. SIPS AND SOUNDS April 6, the SHOPS Gainey Village The Sips and Sounds concert series returns to the SHOPS Gainey Village with a live concert by Marmalade Skies performing hits from The Beatles. Relax under the stars and listen to music while enjoying food for purchase from many of the shopping center’s restaurants including Drexyl Modern American, ALMA WxSW Cuisine, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana and The Living Room. 6-8 p.m. Free. www.theshopsgaineyvillage.com. PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL April 6-13, Harkins Scottsdale 101 Find your new favorite movie and support local artists at the Phoenix Film Festival. The festival, which was named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker

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Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company April 20, Mesa Arts Center Strike a pose with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. A modest Manhattan performance marked the beginning of the company’s nearly 60 years of unrivaled creativity. Taylor has become a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. 7:30 p.m. $20-$50. www.mesaartscenter.com.

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SUDS, STUDS & STOGIES April 8, Turf Paradise Join Child Crisis Arizona for their first-ever Suds, Studs & Stogies event – an occasion for the men that mimics the annual Wine, Women & Horses luncheon (which is sold out). Tickets include admission to the exclusive Director’s Suite, a barbecue buffet and two libations. Registration, 11 a.m.; event, noon-4 p.m. $95. www.childcrisisaz.org. FAIRYTALE TEA April 9, The Camby Hotel Think of your favorite fairy tale or movie … and make it a table at an event! The Happily Ever After League (HEAL) will host a Fairytale Tea where guests will enjoy a whimsical day as they help raise funds to help moms during cancer treatment. Grab some friends, and deck out your table for this annual tea party. 12:30 p.m. Individual tickets, $75; table of 10, $750. www.happilyeverafterleague.org. SUSAN G. KOMEN PROMISE BREAKFAST April 18, Arizona Biltmore Join Susan G. Komen Arizona for a morning of inspiration as they share the impact of Komen Arizona’s work in the community, speak to Komen’s new Bold Goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years, and their local priorities in the coming years. Limited seating available and RSVP required. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Free to attend; cash contribtions welcome. www.komen.org. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS April 18-23, ASU Gammage This musical is the new Tony Award-winning show about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Heading to ASU Gammage on its first nationwide tour, Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin. Times vary. $20-$156+. www.asugammage.com. NOTMYKID FUNDRAISER April 21, Scottsdale Hangar One The annual notMYkid fundraiser will include cocktails, dinner, and a silent and live auction, plus the special musical guest will be Sal Valentinetti, an America’s Got Talent finalist. Proceeds from this year’s event will go directly toward funding notMYkid’s programs. 6-11 p.m. Individual tickets, $250. www.notmykid.org. UMOM SPING INTO SUMMER GOLF TOURNAMENT April 21, Grayhawk Golf Club Break out your golf clubs for UMOM’s annual Spring into Summer Golf Tournament. Hosted at Grayhawk Golf Club, join UMOM for an afternoon on the course followed by an


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do evening with cocktails, auctions and dancing – all in the name of ending homelessness, one family at a time. Registration, 12 p.m.; tee time, 1:15 p.m.; cocktail reception, 5:30 p.m. $1,400 for a foursome. www.umom.org. DINNER ON THE DESERT April 22, Desert Botanical Garden The desert at dusk welcomes you to Dinner on the Desert with event chair Rebecca AilesFine. Be inspired while you sip cocktails and watch the sunset over the desert garden, where the night sky becomes the backdrop to savor fresh, seasonally inspired cuisine. An auction will include distinctive plants, pots, garden art and unique experiences. After dinner, attendees can enjoy music and dancing under the stars. 6 p.m. $600. www.dbg.org. LARRY FITZGERALD CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME April 22, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Back for the seventh annual Celebrity Softball Game, hometown hero Larry Fitzgerald will bring out many of your favorite athletes and celebrities to show off their skills and knock it out of the park for the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. Fans can see Fitzgerald and a roster of his celebrity friends in action as they go head-to-head in the highly-anticipated softball game followed by an after-party at the W Hotel. Gates, 5:30 p.m.; homerun derby, 6 p.m.; game, 7 p.m.; after-party, 9 p.m. $20. www.saltriverfields.com. SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD DINNER April 24, McCormick Ranch Golf Club Pavilion This fourth annual event hosted by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale will recognize individuals and/or groups for outstanding community service and volunteerism. The 2017 Service Above Self awardees are: Rotarian/Valley leader Jim Bruner, Rotarian Ken Brown, NFL legend Nick Lowery, and Detour Theatre Company. The keynote speaker will be NFL legend Michael Bankston, the award presenter is the Honorable Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, and the event chair is Dr. Honora Norton. 5-8:30 p.m. $50. www.scottsdalerotary.org. MAYOR GREG STANTON STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS AND LUNCHEON April 25, Sheraton Grand Phoenix Join Valley business and government leaders, Phoenix City Council members, and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce to hear Mayor Greg Stanton’s priorities for 2017. Mayor Stanton’s focus is on growing Phoenix’s economy, increasing exports and promoting innovation. During his 2017 State of the City address, Mayor Stanton will share the city’s progress and how he will continue moving Phoenix forward. 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $95. www.phoenixchamber.com. EPICURIAD April 29, Allstate Appliances The Beer for Brains Foundation’s food, craft beer and wine-pairing event has a new twist. Street food chefs will create a new dish for a gourmet pairing competition. The evening

Stella Artois Derby DayClub May 6, Turf Paradise Head to the Stella Artois Derby DayClub to watch live racing and place your bets on-site for the Kentucky Derby, which will be broadcast live at 3:24 p.m. A new addition this is year is the Hefeweizen Beer Garden, where you can sample craft beers. You can reserve seating and tables in the Stella Artois Derby DayClub Tent or the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label VIP Lounge. Opens at 10:30 a.m. with live racing at 11:30 a.m. DayClub Tent admission, $25; Lincoln VIP Lounge admission, $100; reserved seating and tables vary in price. www.thepoloparty.com/derby.

begins with a VIP face-off between two street food celebrity chefs. The main event follows with a sampling of food, craft beer and wine from 12 street food chefs, breweries and vineyards. 7:30-10 p.m. (VIP begins at 6:30 p.m.). General admission, $95; VIP, $150. www.thebeerforbrainsfoundation.org. KINGS OF LEON April 29, Ak-Chin Pavilion Kick off Ak-Chin Pavilion’s summer concert series with the iconic band Kings of Leon. Supporting their seventh studio album, WALLS, the band is taking their love of music to the stage with their nationwide tour. 7 p.m. $22-$318+. www.livenation.com. DUET CABARET April 30, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia The 36th annual Duet Cabaret will feature dining, dancing, cocktails, auction items, and entertainment by The Swingtips. As one of Duet’s largest fundraisers, proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s mission of promoting health and well-being through services to older and homebound adults who need oneon-one support. 1:30-5 p.m. Individual, $125; table of 10, $1,000. www.duetaz.org.

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PLATED & STAGED April 30, various locations Plated & Staged gives attendees the opportunity to dine at top Valley restaurants to benefit the Herberger Theater’s Youth Outreach Programs. To add a little theater drama – and an element of surprise – guests won’t find out where they are dining until the night of the event. The evening will begin at the Herberger Theater for a cocktail reception, silent auction and entertainment with dinner to follow. Cocktail reception, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 7:30 p.m. Cocktail reception only, $50; individual tickets, $225; table of eight, $1,800. www.herbergertheater.org. ACTIVSTARS KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY May 6, Thirsty Lion at Scottsdale Fashion Square At ACTIVESTARS’ Kentucky Derby party, all profits will go directly toward helping children participate in extracurricular fitness programs. The party will include many fun and exciting activities, such as coverage of the Kentucky Derby, contests, photos, caricatures, silent auctions, and much more. The party will be open to the public with several VIP guests. Advance tickets, $75; at the door, $90. www.az.activstars.com.


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“Our resort dining scene is superb and enjoyed by both local residents and national and international visitors,” Sabow says. “AZ Wine & Dine provides an opportunity to meet these resort chefs and enjoy their culinary art in a vibrant, energetic setting. As Arizonans, we have access to this in our backyard 365 days of the year, and that’s what this evening celebrates.” Participating resorts set to serve up some of their most buzzworthy plates, each expertly pre-paired with handchosen local, regional and international wines, include: • Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar at The Camby Hotel • Flourish at CopperWynd Resort & Club • Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess • Stonegrill at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa • J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician • Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort • T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa Given the event takes place at Scottsdale Quarter, many of the shopping center’s restaurants will also join in the foodie fun. The event will also include live music by Nate Nathan and MacDaddyO’s Band, boutique vintages of wines, a silent auction, craft beer, and, of course, the chance to mix and mingle with some of the state’s top culinary talent in an intimate setting. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the educational efforts of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.


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A TASTE OF THE ORIGINAL TASTE

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he Original Taste, Arizona’s premier food and beverage celebration, returns to the heart of Old Town Scottsdale April 22. The 42nd annual event offers a breadth of culinary delights from the Valley’s hottest chefs, live entertainment and more — all in support of local youth charities. This year, more than 5,000 guests are expected to come out to sip, savor and stroll along the gorgeous Scottsdale Waterfront while sampling menu items from more than 40 local restaurants, including: Bourbon & Bones, Crab & Mermaid Fish Shop, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Sushi Roku, Fogo de Chão, SOL Mexican Cocina, Olive & Ivy, Culinary Dropout, Bevvy, Bottled Blonde, Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails, Stock & Stable, RnR, Sonata’s Restaurant, and Kaleidoscope Juice. In addition to fine eats, more than 50 wines from around the world, select brands of beer and premium liquor options will be poured, including: Tito’s Vodka and wines by Clos Du Bois, Murphy

Eat, drink, be merry and give back at Executive Council 70’s annual foodie fête BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

If You Go… WHAT: The Original Taste WHEN: April 22, 7-10 p.m. (after-party for VIP guests, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.) WHERE: Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale TICKETS: General admission, $125; VIP, $250; packages start at $900 INFORMATION: www.ec70phx.com

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Goode, Cline Cellars, Rodney Strong, Robert Mondavi and Kim Crawford. Live entertainment will also be on tap throughout the event and in the exclusive VIP area to keep the crowd hoppin’ all night long. Revelers can stick around after the event for Late Night with Executive Council 70, an after-party exclusively offered to VIP Original Taste attendees with live music, spinning DJs and libations. The Original Taste is presented by the members of Executive Council 70 and benefits Executive Council Charities (ECC). This year’s committee includes: Mark Gnirk, Jared Langenhuizen, Scott Boardman, John Richter, Casey Charpio, Ross Steckelberg, Nick Eggen, Alex DeClusin, Regan Amato, and Michael DeNitto. Proceeds from The Original Taste help fund critical youth programs at organizations like Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Ryan House, Foundation for Blind Children, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Sojourner Center, New Pathways for Youth, UMOM New Day Centers and Child Crisis Arizona. “This year, the goal of ECC is to raise more than $3 million for these important youth charities,” says marketing chair Casey Charpio. “We’re proud to continue the tradition of presenting an amazing culinary event in the Valley while serving a good cause — helping local children in need.”


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out April 27: Torch Celebrity chef and TV personality Robert Irvine and local mixologist Jason Asher (Counter Intuitive and Undertow) will host this Polynesian-themed evening, where mixologists will compete to make the best cocktail of the night, pairing each with delectable small bites set up throughout the Sanctuary’s pool and lawn area. 7 p.m. $125. April 28: Birds and Bubbles Hosted by Todd English, this event will challenge an all-star lineup of Valley chefs including Stephen Jones (The Larder + The Delta and Homeboy’s Hot Sauce), Cullen Campbell (Crudo and Okra), Justin Beckett (Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail), Jeremy Pacheco (LON’s at The Hermosa Inn), Gio Osso (Virtù Honest Craft) and Beau MacMillan, as well as visiting chefs from around the country to dream up Southern-inspired dishes and pair them with … Champagne! VIP admission includes 45 minutes with the chefs. 7 p.m. $135; VIP $225.

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Chef Robert Irvine

WELCOME TO NIRVANA

Enter a flavorful state of mind at Sanctuary’s inaugural, starstudded culinary festival BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Chef Scott Conant

April 28: Master of Taste honoring Chuck Wagner Chuck Wagner, owner and winemaker of Caymus Vineyards, and scion of the legendary Napa Valley vintner family, will be the guest of honor at an intimate dinner at one of Sanctuary’s elegant private estate homes. The evening will showcase the vintages of the Wagner Family of Wine. Preparing the feast will be local chefs Christopher Gross (Christopher’s and Crush Lounge), Matt Carter (Fat Ox and The Mission), Mark Tarbell (Tarbell’s and Tarbell’s Tavern), and Beau MacMillan. 7 p.m. $350. Limited availability. April 29: Golf Tournament During this tournament, which will take place at nearby Mountain Shadows, each foursome will be paired with a chef, star mixologist or notable sports figure. Registration, 10:30 a.m.; start, 12 p.m. $400 per player. April 29: Best of the West Hosted by Chopped judge – and recent Valley transplant – Scott Conant (Mora Italian), this evening will feature more than a dozen restaurant stations manned by celebrated chefs, including James Porter (TERRA Farm + Manor), Samantha Sanz (Talavera at Four Seasons Scottsdale), Sean Currid (Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails) and Beau MacMillan. VIP attendees gain early access and extra time with the chefs. 7 p.m. $145; VIP, $225.

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his spring, the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa will host famed celebrity chefs Todd English, Robert Irvine and Scott Conant – as well as their own Beau MacMillan and nearly a dozen of the Valley’s best and brightest chefs and mixologists – as they launch the Valley’s newest luxury food and wine event, Nirvana. The four-day festival, which will take place from April 27 to 30, will feature several first-ever events encompassing intimate conversation with culinary celebrities, tastings, sumptuous meals and exciting activities.

April 30: New Orleans Jazz & Bourbon Brunch Nirvana will come to a rousing finale with a New Orleans-style jazz brunch complete with live music and a bourbon twist, serving up everything from etouffee to feather-light beignets. 11 a.m. $85. A portion of proceeds will benefit HopeKids, which provides activities and support for families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition. For more information, visit www.nirvanafoodandwine.com.

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Southeastern Arizona’s Cochise County captivates in the spring BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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ooking for a fun day trip or long weekend away – without even having to leave the state? Located about three hours southeast of the Valley, Cochise County has something for everyone, from wine enthusiasts to outdoor adventurers, and there’s no better time than now (before summer’s heat sets in) to soak it up.

BENSON: Kartchner Caverns State Park Arizona is not only home to the Grand Canyon, but to another natural wonder – Kartchner Caverns. Named the “Best Cave in America” by USA Today, Kartchner Caverns – which is merely one attraction in the state park – is a “live” cave where glistening formations continue to grow and evolve. Highlights within the caverns include a 21-foot soda straw stalactite (one of the world’s longest), a 58-foot column called the Kubla Khan, and the most extensive formation of brushite moonmilk on the planet. Tours are offered almost daily starting at $23.

WILLCOX & SONOITA: Wine Country Willcox, located in the southeastern part of the Cochise County wine region, produces more than 70 percent of the wine grapes grown in Arizona. And while some of the growers have tasting rooms scattered across the Valley, Tucson and Northern Arizona, there is nothing quite like visiting the real deal, including stops at Carlson Creek, a family-owned and -operated, 80-acre vineyard; Golden Rule, which just opened its first tasting room in 2014 and focuses on zinfandel, sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz; and Sand-Reckoner, which has garnered national attention in recent years and is available by appointment only. There is also Sonoita, located just a few miles from Cochise SO SCOTTSDALE! |

County. As home to one of the top wine trails in the U.S., April is among the best times to visit as the region will host the sixth annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival at Kief-Joshua Vineyards April 22-23. The event will feature tastings from wineries including: Alcantra Winery and Vineyard, Arizona Stronghold, Page Spring Cellars, Callaghan Vineyards, Village of Elgin Winery and Sonoita Vineyards.

SIERRA VISTA: Outdoor Adventures To most, Sierra Vista is known as a global leader in military intelligence as well as a bustling hub for cybersecurity research, workforce development, testing and certification. But, beyond that, the area is one of Arizona’s best-kept tourism secrets Amateur astronomers can find a host of stargazing opportunities because of Sierra Vista’s dark sky ordinances and vast, unlit county lands, which make the stars shine even brighter. In total, there are 16 observatories in the area. San Pedro Valley Observatory is a favorite as it specializes in individualized experiences. Guests can book a two-hour session for up to four people with one of the observatory’s professional astronomers. Sierra Vista also happens to be the official Hummingbird Capital of the United States, and home to more than 250 species of migrating and nesting birds. Free, guided bird walks along the San Pedro River are offered twice each week. The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory also conducts hummingbird research and banding (a way to measure the birds’ migration) between April and September. Watching the banding at the San Pedro House is free, but donations keep decade-long the program going. For more information, visit www.explorecochise.com.

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staff, you’ll find friendly and helpful faces at every turn, dedicated to bringing premium ticketholders and their guests a hassle-free experience. Best of all, the perks aren’t limited to just one location; with your Live Nation season tickets, you’ll have access to many other great Valley-area shows, including The Weekend, John Legend, John Mayer, Metallica, and more! Treat your family and friends to a night of fun and togetherness they’ll talk about for years to come. Reward your employees for a job well done with an indulgent VIP event. Dazzle your clients with memorably thrilling, up close and personal entertainment. Or just spoil your inner music fanatic with the best concerts the industry has to offer, in the perfect upscale atmosphere. No matter who you’re sharing the experience with, Live Nation’s Premium Seat & Box Program allows you to have an amazing time with the people who matter most – and a diverse selection of shows that will appeal to anyone on your list.

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You deserve a premium concert experience like no other, and Live Nation’s Premium Seat & Box Program can provide you and your guests with everything you desire – and more. To reserve your piece of the VIP action, contact Director of Sales Gina Dhaddey at (602) 389-5811 or GinaDhaddey@livenation.com.


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BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY Emily M. Randolph creates jewels for your wall BY OFELIA MONTELONGO PHOTOS COURTESY OF EMILY M. RANDOLPH

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onnecticut native Emily M. Randolph has developed one-of-a-kind mixed media fine art rooted in photography, yet her work goes beyond the medium as most people know it. Even though Randolph began creating her unique art four years ago, her entire career trajectory laid out a map in preparation for her artistic journey. Prior to being a full-time artist, she worked in marketing, communications, writing and design for both magazines and home interiors. After living in the U.K. and Germany, she moved to Scottsdale where she worked as an author and graphic designer for a children’s photo-illustrated book series called The Phoe-Phoe Series that was commissioned by The Phoenician. With a creative background and an early love for photography, Randolph wanted to do something different with her printed photographs – and she refused to spend all her time in front of a computer working on digital layers of montages. “That was my major motivation in looking beyond the printed photographs,” she says.

Considering different angles, Randolph started experimenting with resin and utilizing materials that she loves, including fire glass, tile, mica, rocks and natural elements. “I wanted to take photography to a whole new level, literally elevating it to a new dimension,” says Randolph, who

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strives to create transformative art that enlivens its environment and lifts the spirit. Adding those elements to DiBond aluminum or canvas, she converts printed photographs into abstract 3-D pieces of fine art with a hand-finished texture and glass-like effect. When asked about the aesthetic of her work, Randolph states that it is elegant, sophisticated and sometimes playful. “I have a major love affair with color and glass,” she says, also admitting her obsession for water. “I see water in a lot of things where you normally wouldn’t find water.” Her passion for vivid colors and water come across in her work, as well as other childhood inspirations such as flowers from English gardens and markets and mythical dragons. Her passion to create layered mixed media art might have started as a way to be away from the computer and be hands-on with her photographs, but now, it is as natural as breathing for Randolph. “It’s a calling,” she says. “It’s addictive. Once you know you can do something, you have to do it. And it brings me a lot of joy.” The best part for Randolph is that there are no rules and no limits; sometimes she has a very specific vision in mind, while other times, she lets serendipity be part of her process. Randolph recently exhibited her art at the 27th Annual Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale. She also has a permanent art installation of more than 150 pieces on display at Westminster Village in Scottsdale. Her home studio can be visited by appointment only, and commissions and customizations are also available. For more information, visit www.emilyrandolph. com or contact her at 203.979.5945.


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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.

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In recent months, Chef Chuck Kazmer took the reins of the Four Seasons’ awardwinning haunts: Talavera, Proof, Saguaro Blossom Poolside Grill, and Onyx Bar & Lounge, as well as all food and beverage service throughout the conference and banquet facilities. Learn a little more about this Valley newcomer’s culinary prowess. You’re new to the Valley, but not the Four Seasons brand? I’ve been with the Four Seasons for 25 years – most recently at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman in Jordan, overseeing seven kitchens and eight restaurants, including one I built from the ground up, from the kitchen to the Kobe beef. How did you get your start? I always had a knack for cooking. My dad actually supported me, telling me “at least you’ll never go hungry, Chuck.” My first real kitchen job was for the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas, while I was in culinary school, where I worked as an apprentice for more than three years. I can still remember standing in their 38-degree kitchen deboning 400 or more chickens nightly for our guests. I also had stints at the Four Seasons in Boston, Dallas, Houston and Chicago while I worked my way up.

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Chuck Kazmer of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

How do you approach your work? Cooking is a craft, not really something you can learn from a book (hence my own three-year apprenticeship). I like to get my hands dirty – while keeping the food clean, of course!

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What are some of your favorite ingredients to use? That all depends on the season, but I love fresh mushrooms, especially those native to where I am working. In Jordan, we had a desert truffle to work with that tasted almost like a fancy sunchoke. Finding cool local ingredients is really my passion, and something I really want to do here in the Valley. Is there anything you hate to cook with or eat? I can cook anything, but I will never eat apple skin. Gross! Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale; 480.515.5700; www.fourseasonsscottsdale.com.

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Marigold Maison’s floral take on the martini BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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arigold Maison Executive Chef Sunil Kumar is known for taking authentic, spicy Indian flavors and kicking them up a notch with innovative twists on the classics, including chicken tikka, samosas and his award-winning tandoori oven delicacies. “From curry to cumin, the flavors Chef Kumar develops are as big, bright and bold as he is,” says Rob Holder, director of beverage and brand development at Marigold Maison. “Developing cocktails to complement – but not compete – with these flavors is a challenge, but one our Blossom Martini is more than up for.” The Blossom Martini ($11) puts a balanced, refreshingly floral spin on the standard vodka-based libation, developed to pair with Kumar’s spicier dishes. “We start with Grays Peak Vodka,” Holder says. “It’s our preferred choice because it’s distilled five times via a proprietary reverse osmosis process, removing any trace minerals.” The gluten-free vodka is then combined with Bols Elderflower. “Bols has the perfect balance in sweetness and alcohol content, and the flavor really ramps up when we add fresh lemon and grapefruit juices into the mix,” Holder says. Holder then shakes the ingredients and strains the concoction into a martini glass, which is then topped with Peychaud’s Bitters. “Slightly sweeter and less biting than traditional bitters, Peychaud’s provides an earthy zest that complements the grapefruit tang and brings the entire cocktail together.” Marigold Maison, 4720 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix; 602.795.0020; www.marigoldmaison.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? Must-have items to bring on your daily adventures BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) Holly Drive compact mirror, Kate Spade New York, $29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, www.bedbathandbeyond.com. Skull metallic leather flap wallet, Alexander McQueen, $745 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Small zip cosmetic case in Cuban tiles pattern, $24 at Vera Bradley, 602.956.2500. Woven business card case, Bottega Veneta, $320 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Clear iPhone 6/6s case with pineapples (also available for 7/7 Plus), SONIX, $35 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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His: Reversible blue monogrammed leather with coated canvas, MCM, $295 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Gray suede, Bugatchi, $89 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. Navy leather, Salvatore Ferragamo, $540 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.6000. Hers: Red with gold studs and flower buckle, Gucci, $990 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Light brown lettered croc-embossed leather, Moschino, $320 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Braided leather, Salvatore Ferragamo, $425 at Zappos Luxury, www.luxury.zappos.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Jo Malone London Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub Blended with conditioning sunflower seed, shea butter and natural fragments of walnut shell, this scrub will leave your skin feeling satin-smooth and revitalized. Gentle enough for frequent use, the scrub buffs the skin, causing it to feel soft and supple. With a scent developed to complement Jo Malone’s London Fragrances, the scrub will subtly scent your body with vibrant geranium layered with the warmth of walnut. $55 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100.

SPRING CLEANING

Powerful products to rejuvenate skin and hair

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n the spirit of spring cleaning, now is the time to revamp your regimen to give your skin and hair a good refresh. After all, a cleansing session is always good for your soul, mind and, of course, your body. Satisfy your skin this season, ensuring nothing is left behind from the winter months, with these powerful, holygrail cleansing agents.

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser This top-notch formula, good for your morning or nighttime routine, is packed with a cocktail of crucial vitamins and minerals that will leave your skin balanced and replenished. Don’t let the word oil in the product name fool you into thinking it’s not good for your face; this cleanser uses the good oils in your skin to remove the bad oils, mixed with antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients to improve the appearance of your skin. $72 at Citrine Beauty Bar, 602.955.2354. Guerlain Eau de Beauté Micellar Cleansing Water Enhance your skin care routine with this vital beauty potion. The micellar cleansing water embodies makeup remover, cleanser and toner, making it an all-in-one problem solver. Rich in nigella flower oil, it administers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that result in replenished and rejuvenated skin. All you need is a cotton pad to apply the gel-like liquid, setting you up for astonishing freshness – no rinsing required! $59 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo Purify your mane with this revolutionary clarifying shampoo and say goodbye to dirt, oil and buildup in just one pump. Constructed as an aerosol mousse formula, once mixed with water, volcanic ash works to exfoliate and prep your hair for ultimate shine and texture. The shampoo will unveil a fresh canvas with its key ingredients being sea kelp extract, eucalyptus and green tea extract. $44 at Neiman Marcus. Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face Take your skin care to a new level with this truly innovative and luxurious grain mixture – it’s actually an ancient Japanese beauty secret that claims to have a face lift effect. The dry facial scrub contains Japanese adzuki bean powder that acts as a multipurpose product, eliminating dry skin while fostering cell turnover. Its versatile composition works as a solo exfoliant or can be combined with any cleanser to create a custom scrub. $46 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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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

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

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THINK GREEN

Brighten your space with grassy, garden-inspired decor BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) Hand-woven reversible wool and cotton rug, Kate Spade New York, $72 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. Tufted sofa, Old Hickory Tannery, $5,099 at Horchow, www.horchow.com. Stacked table lamp, Bassett Mirror Company, $218.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, www.bedbathandbeyond.com. Acrylic wall art with spring botanicals, Still, $269 at west elm, 480.948.1950. Fishnet citrus pillow, $25 at Pier 1 Imports, 480.922.3987. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Recently SOLD Scottsdale Properties FOR AT LEAST 100% OF ASKING PRICE! See What’s Selling in Your Neighborhood

NEIGHBORHOOD

% SOLD SOLD PRICE/SQFT %

ORIGINAL LIST

SOLD $$

SQFT

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DC RANCH

$4,879,000

$4,795,000

102%

JUDSON ~ PARADISE VALLEY

$3,600,000

$3,495,000

103%

$691.08

7,060

204

$686.50

5,244

720

ARTESANO AT TROON CANYON

$3,150,000

$3,150,000

THE BOULDERS

$1,950,000

$1,950,000

100%

$537.08

5,865

53

100%

$411.57

4,738

134

TATUM GARDEN ESTATES

$1,055,000

$900,000

117%

$240.37

4,389

101

DESERT HOMES ANDALUSIA

$999,000

$999,000

100%

$265.05

3,769

19

$865,000

$865,000

100%

$217.55

3,976

7

WOODLEAF

$799,000

$799,000

100%

$277.91

2,875

2

GRAYHAWK

$735,000

$735,000

100%

$295.06

2,491

48

FIFTH GREEN LOT

$669,000

$669,000

100%

$330.53

2,024

53

WOODLEAF

$628,000

$623,500

101%

$228.69

2,746

10

ARABIAN CREST

$585,000

$585,000

100%

$180.27

3,245

3

DESERT ESTATES

$577,000

$577,000

100%

$240.02

2,404

20

ALCAZAR

$575,000

$575,000

100%

$285.22

2,016

212

TATUM HORIZONS

$575,000

$575,000

100%

$238.58

2,410

43

SPANISH WELLS

$563,500

$563,500

100%

$200.31

2,813

52

PASEO VILLAGE 2ND REPLAT

$535,900

$535,900

100%

$244.70

2,190

1

TATUM SQUARE

$520,000

$520,000

100%

$206.26

2,521

23

ANDALUSIA

$520,000

$520,000

100%

$188.75

2,755

1

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27333 N. 90th Street 6 Beds | 7 Baths | 7,276 sq ft | $1,895,000

10040 E. Happy Valley Rd, #458 4 Beds | 5 Baths | 5,985 sq ft | $1,950,000

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Spotlight:

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n a stellar Camelback Mountain home site in Paradise Valley, this light-filled residence has spectacular city and mountain views from its hillside perch. Comprised of five bedrooms and 4 ½ baths, the classically elegant home presides over exceptional landscaping that combines natural desert features and walking paths. Taking advantage of the topography, this 5,127-square-foot home offers large patios and plenty of outdoor sitting

space, including a fire feature and built-in barbecue, all well-placed to soak up the incredible view. The interior is defined by a bright, traditional aesthetic complemented with clean, contemporary features, resulting in an inviting openness. The master suite features two walk-in closets and a generously sized, jetted tub. Entertaining is made easy, too, with a formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, breakfast

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bar and breakfast room. As the epitome of indoor-outdoor living, the property is steps away from hiking and biking trails, various golf courses, and close to all of Scottsdale’s fine dining and shopping. 6026 E. Cholla Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Listed for $2,499,000 with Jack Luciano and Raul Siqueiros of The Agency, 602.690.2188 or jackluciano@theagencyre.com.


PHOTO BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

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Niagara Falls Established in 1885, Niagara Falls State Park spans 400 acres along the Niagara River and, of course, the magnificent falls. Three waterfalls make up Niagara Falls – Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil falls – and you can view all three from the U.S. side of them (in New York) without crossing into Canada. The best first view is from Terrapin Point, looking down on Horseshoe Falls. The historic overlook was restored in summer 2016. You can then board the Maid of the Mist, originally launched in the 1800s as a scenic boat tour and still one of the most thrilling experiences at Niagara Falls. After donning a blue raincoat, set off for a 30-minute ride past the base of American Falls toward the

FALLING FOR NIAGARA

PHOTO BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

iagara Falls is home to one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders, but a visit to the falls is also a chance to explore some of the richest cultural history in the U.S., hike through the Niagara Gorge, and explore caves and canals – plus, sample local flavors and sip award-winning wines.

Up close to an American wonder BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

thundering power of Horseshoe Falls. As the water rumbles nearby, you suddenly feel quite small. Another equally impressive experience is Cave of the Winds, giving you a chance to walk on the Hurricane Deck at the base of American and Bridal Veil falls, and a chance to get up close with water crashing inches away. Workers tear down these massive decks each fall and rebuild them every spring to keep them from being damaged by heavy winter ice. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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After experiencing the falls, head to Schoellkopf Power Station. When completed in 1924, it was the largest hydroelectric power station in the world. After the original station collapsed in 1956, the area became part of the Niagara Gorge hiking trail system. Today, there is an impressive elevator that takes you from the upper roadway down to the river.


Surgery through a Woman’s eyes and with a Woman’s touch. Dr. Rochlin is like a girlfriend: She understands your needs and desires and delivers them. Breast Augmentation

Brazilian Butt Lift

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Ear Lobe Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Tumescent Liposuction

Lip Enhancement with filler and Implants

Mommy Makeover

Botox®

Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery)

Injectable Fillers

Thigh Lift

Liquid Face Lift

Body Lift

Stem Cell Procedures

Arm Lift

Mini Face Lifts

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Hair Restoration—PRP Therapy Dr Rochlin is now performing PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we recognize PRP is an all-natural medical procedure performed in physicians offices for scalp, skin, and hair stimulation.

Actual Dr. Rochlin Patient

Scottsdale: 11000 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 235, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

“I started to notice my hair thinning out and I was so frustrated. I read about Dr Rochlin and the PRP treatments for hair loss I can’t believe how much better my hair is since I started these treatments” TA, 51 year old women, Scottsdale AZ

(602) 653-0540

www.DrRochlin.com

Gilbert: 633 East Ray Road, Suite 110, Gilbert, AZ 85296


PHOTO COURTESY OF NIAGARA USA TOURISM

PHOTO COURTESY OF NIAGARA USA TOURISM

PHOTO COURTESY OF NIAGARA USA TOURISM

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Cultural History One of the best places to explore Niagara’s rich cultural history and get a look at the countryside is to drive 20 minutes north to Old Fort Niagara. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Fort Niagara was originally established as French Fort Conti in 1679. It has been under French, British and U.S. flags during its time in service. Now fully restored, it offers visitors a chance to step back in time, experiencing a soldier’s life during the 18th and 19th centuries. The 363-mile long Erie Canal was the first transportation system to run from New York City to the Great Lakes. Head to Lockport, about 35 miles east of Niagara, to take an excursion on Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises. The two-hour cruise takes you through five of the original locks, including Locks 34 and 35, the only double set on the Erie Canal. While

you watch, 3 million gallons of water fill the locks, raising the boat 50 feet.

Wine Tasting The countryside around Niagara Falls sits on the shores of Lake Ontario. With its cool climate (but long days during growing season), there are some great wines in this unique place, including lovely pinot noirs. While traditionally known for its late harvest and ice wines, this is an ideal destination for even the most discriminating wine lovers. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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A favorite, in nearby Gasport, New York, is Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms, pouring more than 20 varieties of wines (you must try the award-winning pinot noir). You’ll also find hard cider, homemade goodies, and beautiful gardens to stroll.

Dining and Lodging If you can pull yourself away from the natural beauty, there are amazing places to eat in Niagara. Book dinner reservations at Savor, a fine dining restaurant inside the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Savor provides students a hands-on learning experience where you’ll enjoy dishes prepared with ingredients sourced from local farmers. Nearby Lewiston is a charming village filled with boutiques and shops, and food is plentiful for such a tiny town. Afternoon lunches are ideal on the patio at Water Street Landing – order the crab cakes to start. A favorite dinner spot along Center Street is Carmelo’s, which serves rustic Italian cuisine. Though Chef Carmelo Raimondi changes the menu daily, the housemade pastas are a must. After all the activities and aliments, head to The Giacomo, a luxury boutique hotel in the old United Office Building in downtown Niagara. The building and its 41 hotel rooms, constructed in 1929 art deco style, is on the National Register of Historic Places. If you aren’t quite ready to end your day, head to the Sky View Lounge on the 19th floor on weekdays at 10 p.m. to see fireworks over the falls. Learn more about Niagara at www.niagara-usa.com.


dentalhealthreport PAINLESS FIX FOR RECEDING GUMS! PINHOLE GUM REJUVENATION

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Treatment: Pinhole Surgical Technique for 3 Teeth in this patient’s Upper Left Quadrant Procedure time: 45 minutes. No sutures, no pain medication.

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ver the past year, Dr Erik Svans and Dr Steven Chang have treated 100’s of teeth with a revolutionary procedure to correct Gingival Recession away from a procedure called Pinhole Surgical Technique™ or PST™. The results have been very impressive, without the need for suturing and cutting donor tissue from your palate, which was required for Traditional Gingival Grafting. Focusing on solving the original cause of the recession first (overzealous brushing, history of periodontal disease, bruxism), and treating the affected sites with PST™ second, Dr Svans and Dr Chang have been able to provide an alternative to Gingival Recession

Correction 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.

Treatment: Pinhole Surgical Technique for 5 Teeth in this patient’s Upper Arch. Procedure Time: 60 Minutes. No sutures, no pain medication ERIK P. SVANS DDS

STEVEN C. CHANG DDS

FREE CONSULTATION ERIK P. SVANS DDS / STEVEN C. CHANG DDS PST CERTIFIED DENTISTS

7400 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480.566.8401 | www.scdentalgroup.com

WITH X-RAYS AND PHOTOS + $400 OFF TREATMENT SCHEDULED THE SAME DAY CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE 480.566.8401


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vital stats: 2018 Lexus LC 500 Price: $92,975 Price as tested: $98,000 (est.) Seating: 4 Engine: 5.0-liter Horsepower: 471 Fuel economy: 16/26 mpg city/highway Fab features: Gorgeous styling Exhilarating performance Unparalleled engineering

2018 LEXUS LC 500

A new luxury coupe paves the way with visual excitement and exhilarating performance BY JIM PRUETER

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lmost everything about Lexus’ new flagship coupe screams “irresistible.” Inspired by the 2012 Lexus LF-LC concept car, the LC 500 and LC 500h (a hybrid version) have presence and savoir faire that are nearly off the charts. At the recent media introduction of the all-new Lexus LC500 on the Big Island of Hawaii, Lexus executives made it clear that their objective is for “boring” and Lexus to never be associated. The new LC has set a new demarcation that clearly separates the brand’s future design language from the past. Don’t just take my word for it – ask those who slowed down and hung out their car windows snapping photos of it, or the SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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gawkers who asked permission to take a selfie alongside the car. This is the future of modern automotive design, fully realized. Styling begins with the best execution yet of Lexus’ signature spindle grille. Triple-stacked LED Polaric Ellipsoid System headlamps about the size of a deck of playing cards are the most compact, high-density design on any production car to date. The front fenders are nearly nonexistent, with 20-inch wheels that practically breach the dramatically long, wide and low hood. The roof is entirely made of glass; the optional Sport package includes a carbon fiber roof, trunk lid and doorsills. Hood, front fenders and doors are aluminum, and the rear fenders are steel. Other packages include Touring and Performance. Out back, the cab-rearward monocoque gives way to muscular, flared rear haunches. The LED taillights employ a series of mirrors to create a 3-D tunnellike effect. It is eye candy from any angle. Inside, the LC 500 is equally gorgeous, with a stitched leather dash and center console, plus leather seats with optional hand-sewn Alcantara inserts. The LC 500 is built on Lexus’ new front engine, rear-drive global architecture that will also be used for the upcoming LS flagship sedan. It’s powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter, 471-horsepower V-8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. A push of the button brings to life the satisfying mellifluous exhaust notes. Performance, as expected, is fast, instantaneous and, of course, fun. Zero to 60 mph takes just 4.5 seconds. Handling is spectacular with a firmly sprung suspension; even twisty Hawaiian mountain roads were handled confidently with poise and assurance. If your interest is piqued, act fast. Lexus says just 400 units per month will be available when the LC 500 and LC 500h go on sale next month.


EARRINGS: Silver teardrop, $38. TOP: Embellished cold shoulder blouse, Alberto Makali, $158. BRACELET: Oversized blue stone cuff, $120. PANTS: Slim cobalt, Lisette, $129. All from Carine Gainey Village, 480.483.3888.

Vacationready ensembles with vibrant, feminine flair

BRIGHT, BOLD & BREEZY BY CHELSEA YOUNG | PHOTOS BY MARK MORGAN | HAIR AND MAKEUP: KELLIE LESLIE, WWW.KELLIELESLIEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM STYLING: SAMANTHA LAPID AND STACEY RICHMAN | MODEL: FORD/RBA | LOCATION: THE SAGUARO SCOTTSDALE, 4000 N. DRINKWATER BLVD., SCOTTSDALE; 480.308.1100; WWW.THESAGUARO.COM.

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EARRINGS: Silver jeweled stud, Jeff Lieb, $105. NECKLACE: Silver statement, $158. DRESS: Pink with ruffle hem, Joseph Ribkoff, $228. All from Carine Gainey Village, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Gold statement, $178. TOP: Red honey tank and overshirt set, Newport by Carine, $128. PANTS: White flare, Newport by Carine, $98. All from Carine Gainey Village, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Turquoise shark tooth, $108. TOP: White ruffle tunic, Joseph Ribkoff, $178. PANTS: Multicolor wide leg, Eva Varro, $118. All from Carine Gainey Village, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Orange stone statement, $78. TOP: Patterned threequarter length sleeve T-shirt, Newport by Carine, $78. PANTS: Ruched blue capri, Carine, $88. All from Carine Gainey Village, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Gold branch, $148. DRESS: Black-andwhite striped polka dot T-shirt, Newport by Carine, $98. Both from Carine Gainey Village, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Black statement, $198. TOP: Floral three-quarter length sleeve blouse, Komarov, $178. PANTS: White palazzo, Eva Varro, $118. All from Carine Gainey Village, 480.483.3888.

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RING: Blue-andwhite wrap, $58. NECKLACE: Silver 3-D design, $78. DRESS: Navy-andwhite tropical net, Dolcezza, $138. All from Carine Gainey Village, 480.483.3888.

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John and Juli Kinna

Jael and Todd Greene Cassandra and Kenneth Schmidt

GlitzGlamGive Gala BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Tim and Tracy Hayden

Held at Arizona Biltmore, this 23rd annual gala was full of Hollywood sophistication to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. This event featured an Academy Awards Viewing Party, a fashion show, mystery boxes, a live auction, a VIP red carpet reception, and an awards presentation. All proceeds supported research for a cure for arthritis.

Stacey Urbin and James Jackson

Eddie and Jill Lopez

Sahail Agwani and Dr. Saima Chohan

Sarah and Drew Richetto

Camille and Dr. Kale Ede

Mark and Kelly Stevens

Jeff Buel and Penny Allee Taylor

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Joan and JB Payne

Mark Jensen and Jeff Koski

Tommy Bahama IslandZone Party BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

The newly remolded Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store at Kierland Commons hosted this event that included a meet and greet with golfers Ricky Barnes, Tom Lehman and Ken Duke. Sally Mackesy and Christie Cline

Come Experience the Difference In Class & Cleanliness! BRAND NEW BEAUTIFUL SALON LOCATED IN SAME CENTER WE HAVE BEEN FOR 10 YEARS

MANI & PEDI COMBO

$36

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(*regularly $40)

GEL MANICURE & PEDICURE Lorie and Bill Kamboukos

$51*

Rick and Judy Cox

(*regularly $55)

*Expires 5/15/17. Valid at Maiya’s Nails only. Valid at this location only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Must present coupon.

480.998.9554 8320 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale 85258 (One block North of Via De Ventura)

M-F 9:30-7

SAT 9:30-6

Appointments recommended - Walk–ins welcome Tom Lehman, Ken Duke and Ricky Barnes

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Grace Villani and Nicole Bernal

Tamara Slagis and Tara Halderson Lisa Buschur, Jen Hillis and Candace Cott

Scottsdale Fashion Week BY BEN ARNOLD

Scottsdale Fashion Week showcased the latest collections from leading national designers and exhibitors. This year was packed with fabulous events starting with an unforgettable opening night at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale, brunch at Dakota, designer showcases at W Scottsdale and Livewire, and two wrap parties featuring national recording artists Bebe Rexha and Daya. Raquel Aurilia and Kaela Kinney

Lindzey Rzepczynski and Kristi Hendriks

Kiss Me Kate

“Simply the Best�

602.840.6173

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Perrine Adams and Teresa Strunk

Keeley Ast, Susan Claassen and Steve Ast

Michael Tucevich and Kelly Goetz

Pre-Oscars Party BY ELIZABETH BARRY

Carole Cotten and Jet Moskowitz

An evening of glitz and glam took place at The Hermosa Inn’s annual Pre-Oscars Party. The evening commenced with a red carpet arrival and cocktail reception with Susan Claassen, renowned for her portrayal of Hollywood stylist and costume designer Edith Head. Guests enjoyed a four-course dinner, plus a fashion show that showcased vintage, one-of-a-kind designs from Robert Black’s personal collection.

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Kirin Christianson and Brooke Villone


Anita Lang and Kelly Persellin

Jack Luciano, Roxanne Johnson, Raul Siqueiros and Raquel Barbey

Anita Verma-Lallian and Satnil Lallian

The Agency Arizona Launch Celebration BY BEVERLY SHUMWAY

Specializing in luxury real estate, The Los Angeles-based powerhouse firm, The Agency, recently opened its Arizona outpost and celebrated its arrival at its new Scottsdale office. Special guests included Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose, founders of The Agency, and music was provided by DJ Rani G.

Denise Morris and Patricia Garrity

Eve Treger and Tamar Waller

Desarae Tully, Emily Brown and Shana O’Connor

Gloria Castellanos, Melissa Platt and Stephanie Pereyra

Anne Stupp and Roxanne Hofmann

Sela Poulos and Shelli Poulos

Mickey Rice and Patrick Rice

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Sara Dietz and Stephanie Polydoroff


Isabel and Gary Smith

Cheyenne Brumlow and Tyler Butler

Maria Longley, Linda Snidecor and Tina Lopez

Hearts of Gold Gala BY JACQULYN CURREY

BK Boreyko and Sharlee Passey

The Hearts of Gold Gala was co-chaired by Wanda and Tom Eaton and supported Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, which helps families in conquering homelessness and achieving independence. The event included Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, a hosted cocktail reception, a silent auction and dinner. There was also entertainment from TreJa Vu, award presentations, a live auction, and post-dinner casino games.

Georgina Lopez and Jessica Bolker

“Extraordinary”

HAS BECOME AN UNDERSTATEMENT. We’re redefining the idea of comfortable luxury living. Thoughtfully designed floor plans boasting sophisticated finishes and expansive Sonoran Desert views. Resort-style services and amenities. And limited-time opportunities to add your custom touches. Exquisitely designed, infinitely practical. Uniquely yours.

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The Estates at Sagewood To schedule your visit, call 480.900.3279 today.


Anne Marie DeFrain and Ronke Komolafe

Chris Simpson and Angela Bond-Simpson Dawn Giles and Mayor John Giles

Camaraderie Gala BY BEVERLY SHUMWAY

Laura and Lee Bode

A New Leaf brought a night of Beatlemania to their annual fundraising event at the Montelucia. With a theme of “all you need is love,” guests experienced delicious food, live entertainment, auctions and casino games. This celebratory event benefited the critical services provided by A New Leaf’s homeless and domestic violence shelters

Liberty Ponte and Noel Spencer

Blue Door Ball BY BEN ARNOLD

Alex Lukanowski and Brittney Nelson

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale recognized the clubs’ Youth of the Year finalists at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. More than 30 club kids competed to be named Youth of the Year – the organization’s highest honor. Guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, dinner, live entertainment and sharing from the club youth finalists.

Jenna Brocious and Kristen Hopkins

Mallory Salloum and Kristi Fowler

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Taylor Hooks and Sharon Hooks

Rachel McHugh and Kathleen Burns


Jeremy Scott Fitness presents

47 DAY Transformation www.47daytransformation.com

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Bottles of rum perfect for sunny day sipping BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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elieve it or not, while they certainly popularized it, pirates did not, in fact, invent rum. It was actually 17th-century sugar farmers in the Caribbean with far too much residual molasses on their hands after harvesting sugar who developed the first process to distill rum. Today, rum sales in the U.S. are north of $2 billion per year alone. So, before your next afternoon poolside, brush up on your rum lore about three brands that helped the spirit succeed and make it a warm-weather favorite.

Captain Morgan Among the most popular brands is, of course, Captain Morgan. Originally developed and distributed out of the Caribbean island of Jamaica and named in honor of 17th-century pirate lord Captain Henry Morgan – one of the most notable pirates of all time – Captain Morgan has grown to be the second largest spirit brand in the U.S. The brand’s taste is achieved through a proprietary recipe, which is blended into the rum mixture at the final stages of production, making use of spices indigenous to the Caribbean. In recent months, the brand has expanded its portfolio, launching its newest product, Captain Morgan Loconut ($14.99), which blends real coconut

liqueur with rum and spices, perfect as a spring mixer of beach-infused flavor.

Don Q Like Caribbean islanders, Puerto Rican farmers also saw the benefit of recycling molasses into rum. Don Q, the region’s most popular brand, started with Don Juan Serrallés, who transformed his family’s small sugar cane business into rum more than 150 years ago. Using a pot still he imported from France, he produced the first casks of rum sold under the Serrallés name, laying the foundation for the Don Q legacy and also for Puerto Rico to become a world leader in rum production. Today, sixth-generation Serrallés distiller Roberto continues his family’s legacy with a variety of sustainably produced expressions, including the Gran Añejo ($59.99), a luxury rum that contains a blend of rums aged between nine and 12 years and Solera rums aged up to 50 years. The result is a balanced rum with a SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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smooth finish, showcasing hints of vanilla, honey and caramel. This rum is perfect for sipping neat or using in a classic OldFashioned cocktail.

Zacapa The town of Zacapa was founded in 1876 as a bustling railroad stop in Guatemala. Zacapa’s first formal rum product was initially developed in 1976 as a centennial-themed spirit distilled from the first pressing of sugar cane, which is called the “virgin honey,” and is cultivated in the fertile, volcanic soil of the Guatemalan coast. Over the past 40 years, Zacapa’s premium rum products have won awards across the globe and run the gamut of flavors, from butterscotch to oaky. Among their most impressive varietals is the Zacapa XO Rum ($99.99), which has notes of dark cherry chocolate, dried fruits and sweet oak spices. In fact, it is often called the “cognac of rums” and is almost always only taken neat, so as not to cloud the intense flavor.


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The Georges Bank Scallops ($32) at Hearth ’61 – located at the newly opened Mountain Shadows – are flown in twice weekly from the internationally acclaimed Northeast fishing region, Georges Bank. Sweeter than a traditional scallop, each one is seared and enveloped in an earthy romesco sauce tinged with the heat of red peppers. Playing up the rich flavors, Executive Chef Charles Wiley adds buttered mushrooms, Meyer lemon barley and charred spring onions, and he finishes the dish with fennel pollen, which has notes of both sugary marshmallow and spicy licorice. Hearth ’61, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; 480.624.5400; www.mountainshadows.com. APRIL 2017 |

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CRAFTED WITH COLOR

Feast your eyes on nine vibrant dishes with bold flavors BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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hile dining is a journey for all the senses, we actually eat with our eyes long before we smell, touch or even taste a dish. And what’s more appetizing than bold pops of color, especially during spring? This month, we sought out some of Scottsdale’s most vivid menu items to whet your visual appetite. Saturated in a rainbow of hues, these culinary creations simply beg you to give in to your color-loving side.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila Dish: Crab & Shrimp Ceviche, $14 Details: Mixed with cucumbers, avocados and radishes, this ceviche combines all the zesty flavors – and cheery pizzazz – of a spring vacation south of the border.

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Breakfast Kitchen Bar Dish: Blueberry French Toast, $9 Details: Two thick slices of challah bread are decorated with ricotta cheese, raspberry preserves, berries, candied pecans, powdered sugar, honey ricotta whip and homemade blueberry sauce, resulting in a brilliant (and delicious) purple-infused dish.

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Dish: Denver Burger, $13 Details: A hand-formed, half-pound burger cooked to order using fresh (never frozen) ground chuck is layered with sliced ham, grilled onions and bell peppers, melted cheddar cheese and an over easy egg.

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deseo at The Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa Dish: Tartare de Carne, $16 Details: Crisp plantain rings are filled with a refreshing mix of preserved lemon, chives and locally sourced prime beef tenderloin. To finish the dish, a creamy aji verde sauce and spiced chorizo powder are added for a colorful nuevo Latino twist.

Diego Pops Dish: Brussels Sprout Nachos, $10 Details: A heaping pile of chips is sprinkled with bright red, purple and green thanks to a smattering of roasted Brussels sprouts, street corn queso, Fresno chilies, queso Oaxaca, pickled onion and roasted garlic beet crema – all crowned with a sunny fried egg.

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J&G Steakhouse Dish: Warm Spring Beet Salad, $11 Details: It’s as if nature’s paintbrush crafted a plate all its own with these bright yellow and red beets arranged among fresh field greens and goat cheese, accented with tart lemon oil and crunchy hazelnuts.

SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen Dish: Cinnamon Orange French Toast Details: As part of SumoMaya’s multi-course, $29 bottomless brunch, this vivid red masterpiece is served with glazed berries and housemade granola, all drizzled in a rich maple bourbon beurre blanc sauce.

Sushi Roku Dish: Zen S’mores, $14 Details: Graham cracker sand, marshmallow cream and indulgent chocolate and green tea truffles comprise this clever play on traditional s’mores – and the mini tabletop fire for roasting is an extra-special treat.

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Talavera at Four Seasons Scottsdale Dish: Octopus, $18 Details: Perfectly crisp Spanish octopus mingles with the bright yellow-orange spice of aji amarillo and chistorra sausage. Grilled little neck clams and scallion chimichurri elevate the dish with layers of flavor, while charred cipollini onions and broccolini bring additional texture and color.

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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.

ASIAN

GEISHA A GO GO Looking for a date night with all the flash and flair of an anime cartoon? Geisha A Go Go should be your go-to spot. From the Japanese video games to the Karaoke rooms, this place is a party just waiting for your arrival. Geisha is host to an impressive and lively happy hour. The vibe here is young and a little rowdy. 7150 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.699.0055; www. geishaagogo.com; $$ SLANTED RICE VIETNAMESE BISTRO Located in the Shops at Hilton Village, Slanted Rice will quickly become your go-to for Vietnamese food in the area. With a beautifully designed space as well as an adventurous menu, this is a great spot to pop in while you are out and about. Their fried tofu with peanut sauce will make you forget that you’re not eating meat. 6149 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.696.3116; www.slantedrice. com; $$ THAI BASIL Offering up fresh and bold flavors, Thai Basil succeeds in providing great, authentic Thai food in Scottsdale. You’ll find attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere. All the entrees can be tailored to your tastes in terms of spice levels. Their sweet nut curry is rich and flavorful with an unexpected mix of sweet and heat. 7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.7471; www.thaibasilaz.com; $$

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DREXYL MODERN AMERICAN One of the newer restaurants at The Shops at Gainey Village is providing dishes that represent the melting pot that is the U.S., interloping a variety of western and eastern influences. You’ll find the menu full of approachable and familiar dishes like ahi tuna taco trios and chopped salads to please every kind of diner. There are also some very unique and compelling dishes like their steak frites salad and a delightful jade pesto halibut. The interior is inviting and bright and the service is consistent and friendly. 8877 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.840.1861; www.drexylusa.com; $$ EL DORADO BAR & GRILL Catch a game, live music and great deals on food and beverage at this welcoming establishment. Mondays feature Build Your Own Burger for $6.50 while Fridays indicate a fish fry. The menu spans bar favorites such as wings, sliders, burgers and hearty sandwiches, while the bar pours out chilled beer, cool cocktails and wine. 8708 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.2606; www.eldorado-bar-grill.com; $$ THE CHICKEN SCOOP Do you have a serious love for chicken salad, or maybe you just think of it as an afterthought at a potluck? Either way, you are in for a treat and a surprise. This quirky spot at The Promenade has more than 13 different types of chicken salad, from the traditional to a curry version and everything in between. The ambiance is perfect for fueling up after a day of shopping and the staff are attentive and friendly. 16495 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.219.9419; www.chickenscoopaz.com; $$

ARCADIA FARMS CAFE For fresh and healthy menu options in a quaint, friendly environment, Arcadia Farms Café will hit the spot. Perfect for brunch, you’ll find mimosas and bellinis always in season and fresh pastries are always on special. Whether you’re craving a traditional crepe dish or something decadent, like their egg strada cobbler, you’ll be able to taste the freshness and love in each and every dish here. 7014 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale; 480.941.5665; www.arcadiafarmscafe.com; $$ BREAKFAST CLUB Busy searching for where the cool kids catch the most important meal of the day? More than likely they are hanging out at the Breakfast Club. This dining spot exists in an effort to evolve your typical eggs and toast into a chic experience with all the casual coolness of a coffee house and the environmental integrity of choosing only local and organic ingredients. They are busy all morning providing clever spins on French toast, Benedicts and biscuits and gravy to ensure that every patron leaves full, happy and ready to face the day! 4400 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.222.2582; www.breakfastclub.us; $$ THE HASH KITCHEN As one of the newer breakfast spots in Scottsdale, The Hash Kitchen is taking their position as a leader in breakfast dishes. If you roll out of bed on the weekend feeling the full effects of the previous evening, the bloody mary bar is the perfect prescription with at least 20 add-ins for your rehab drink of choice. Hard-boiled eggs, asparagus, oysters, pickles, olives and even Slim Jims are just a few of the additions that you can put in your SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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breakfast beverage. Their breakfast entrees like Nutella and banana French toast and fried chicken benedict are pretty stellar, too. 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.3214; www.thehashkitchen.com; $$

FRENCH

CAFÉ FORTE Cafe Forte’s menu focuses on fresh and distinct flavors along with creativity and beautiful presentation. The menu is succinct with plenty of options for vegetarians or vegans. Choose a table on the patio and take in the simple elegance of the space. The baked brie is a beautiful introduction to an outstanding meal. 7032 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.994.1331; www.cafeforte.com; $$ CHEZ VOUS CREPES Parisians Richard and Isabelle Horvath created Chez Vous Crepes to bring a little piece of France to Scottsdale and this charming spot is a perfect recreation of a classic cafe. With a fair selection of sweet and savory crepes as well as classic French sandwiches, a delightful wine menu, and French-speaking staff, you’ll instantly feel transported. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.443.2575; www.chezvous.restaurant; $$ MERCI FRENCH CAFE & PATISSERIE Don’t let the shopping plaza location fool you, this quaint location is serving up high-quality luxury fare on a daily basis. From the delightful croque madame to the velvety smooth texture of the asparagus cream soup, you’re sure to find a generous breakfast, lunch or dinner offering with a sophisticated French twist. Make sure to grab one of their decadent pastries on your way out. 7620 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.2777; www.mercifrenchcafe.com; $ RAZZ’S RESTAURANT & CATERING Classically trained Chef Erasmo “Razz” Kamnitzer has created an eclectic space at Razz’s. The offerings have a definite French influence, not only in the menu but in the service as well. The fine dining ambiance is elevated by the sophistication of the dishes served here. Start your decadent meal with the Beggar Pouch, created with a mixture of seafood in phyllo dough with a tomato, basil, garlic and red chili sauce. The pan-roasted duck breast is a solid entree choice. 10315 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.905.1308; www.razzsrestaurant.com; $$

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CM2 PIZZERIA & BAKESHOP CM2 is the more relaxed, casual sister of Casa Mia, but with all of the same exceptional quality. The pizzas range from simple, like the margherita, to the delightfully complicated Nerano with its unique combination of mozzarella, provolone, fried zucchini, shrimp, basil pesto, fresh mint leaves and extra virgin olive oil. CM2 also offers paninis, huge calzones along with fresh, flavorful salads. Make sure to leave room for the decadent desserts, too. 11485 N. 136th St., Scottsdale; 480.314.0365; www.casamiascottsdale.com; $$ FAT OX The culinary team behind Fat Ox has succeeded in creating a sophisticated, modern Italian menu meant for creating conversation and


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guide sharing. The petite portions encourage you to order a variety of dishes and share among your table. The tableside Caesar salad preparation is a luxurious touch, and the dimly lit dining room allows for romantic interludes. The pastas are made in-house daily and are indicative of the care to the crafting of the menu and flavors at Fat Ox. For a truly unforgettable experience, share the 28-ounce, dry-aged prime porterhouse with a friend. 6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.307.6900; www.ilovefatox.com; $$$$ LA BOCCA WINE BAR & URBAN KITCHEN This relaxed, yet sophisticated, wine bar offers 100-plus hand-selected wines, draught and bottled beers, a full bar, housemade limoncello, sangria and more. The food options include small plates, salads, bruschetta planks, and a variety of housemade pastas, and pizzas, all made from locally sourced ingredients. 5415 E. High St., Ste. 127, Phoenix; 480.840.1799; www.laboccanorth.com; $$ 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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LA HACIENDA A vibrant and upscale environment and menu, housed in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, is elevating Mexican food in the Valley. With a light, ingredient-driven menu the bold flavors are able to stand out and the artistry of the chefs is apparent on every plate. The tableside guacamole is always a treat and their callo de hacha y chicharron is a decadent dinner option. 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale; 480.585.4848; www.scottsdaleprincess.com; $$$ OLD TOWN TORTILLA FACTORY Located in a refurbished 75-year-old adobe home, Old Town Tortilla Factory transfers all the charm and history that embodies the building and parlays that into the creation of excellent dishes as well as superb service. The menu approach is southwestern with a twist, bringing contemporary flair to the traditional. Grab a table on the patio and enjoy their spicy carne y camarones with a millionaire’s margarita and take in the scenery. 6910 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.945.4567; www.oldtowntortillafactory.com; $$ TIA SHORTY’S If you’re a fan of authentic Mexican fare and culture, Tia Shorty’s will delight all your senses. The bright colors, Day of the Dead decor and bright star light fixtures throughout the dining room set a cheerful, exuberant mood. The salsa and guacamole cannot be missed, and the chili Colorado and albondigas soup are stars of the kitchen, well after Tia Shorty, of course! 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.0379; www.tiashortys. com; $$

MODERN AMERICAN

BRITTLEBUSH CAFE & BAR Whether you’re at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa for a staycation or you’ve popped over for a dining experience, Brittlebush serves gastropub favorites. With kitchen creations that use only ingredients from the best regional purveyors, you’re sure to find something to tempt the tastes of all your guests. 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.624.1202; www.kierlandresort.com; $$ FNB Chef Charleen Badman is making veggie lovers out of all who walk through the doors of FnB. Ask anyone who has ever had her braised leeks and watch the glimmer show up in their eyes as they describe the dish. Each menu item is expertly crafted to allow for the flavors to shine. This spot has received a plethora of recognition and awards – head over and find out why (just make sure to call ahead for a table!). 7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.284.4777; www.fnbrestaurant.com; $$$ ZEN CULINARY Zen Culinary specializes in Asian-American cuisine with a dual personality; casual by day and elegant, fine dining at night. This longawaited food destination combines a serene environment due to the two garden patios, water features and ambient music with the eclectic and flavorful offerings of their fusion menu. Entree options range from sashimi bi bim bap and filet mignon to smoked tea seabass and organic lemongrass chicken, SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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providing an array of flavors and spices for every palate. 15544 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.296.0030; www.zenculinary.com; $$

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HULA’S MODERN TIKI Hula’s Modern Tiki offers up a classic American dining with a twist. You’ll find burgers and chicken dishes, but venture out of your routine and try their spicy Thai fish cakes. Their butterfish (along with the other fish options) can be prepared six different ways, but the wasabi cream sauce with the blackened wasabi fish special really plays off of and enhances the light and delicate flavors of the fish. 7213 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale; 480.970.4852; www. hulasmoderntiki.com; $$ OCEAN TRAIL If you’ve been craving a little bit of the bayou right here in the middle of the dessert, Ocean Trail is waiting for you. You’ll be welcomed by exceptional seafood dishes with a touch of creole spices as well as traditional New Orleans favorites. You can order up a steamy bowl of Louisiana gumbo, seafood creole or crawfish etouffee, and all menu items can be customized to your preferred spice level. Just pick a number one through ten and the culinary team will fire things up in the kitchen. 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale; 480.850.7777; www.talkingstickresort.com; $$ THE CHART HOUSE The Chart House is like a seafood desert oasis. While we may not have ocean views, the ducks swimming along the lake provide a beautiful backdrop for a romantic dinner out. One of the more exciting features of the restaurant is the Southwestern-inspired flavors that are incorporated into the seafood dishes. The coconut crunchy shrimp features crab fried rice with a citrus chili sauce, imparting a complex sweet and spicy flavor to the approachable entree. 7255 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.951.2550; www.charthouse.com; $$$ THE GRAND BLUE Take a tasty trip around the world by way of the menu at The Grand Blue. With daily specials rotating, you can always expect the surprise of something new. There are also an array of sushi items to choose from along with ceviche, a poke bar, shrimp and chips, and a raw bar. Don’t miss out on their outstanding happy hour specials so you can try a nibble of everything. 7318 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.348.2583; www.thegrandblue.com; $$

STEAKHOUSE

BOURBON & BONES At Bourbon & Bones, each dish – from the starters and salads to the steaks (or seafood) and sides – arrives as a work of art with equal care to the presentation and preparation. The cocktail program includes more than 75 highend bourbons, an extensive wine list, and a litany of specialty cocktails. They add an extra touch of fancy here by letting you select your own steak knife. 4200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.629.4922; www.bourbonandbonesaz.com; $$$ DOMINICK’S STEAKHOUSE You’ll certainly expect Dominick’s to be an upscale steakhouse with an outstanding menu


guide selection, but there is so much more to this restaurant. For lack of a better adjective, this restaurant is sexy. There is an opulence to the decor; leather and cashmere on the walls, a rooftop pool and the most gorgeous floor you’ve ever seen. The prime steak and chop options are phenomenal, huge and masterfully prepared. If you’re looking to impress, this spot should be at the top of your list. 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.272.7271; www.dominicksteakhouse.com; $$$$ EDDIE MERLOT’S One of the newest premiere steakhouse in the Valley, Eddie Merlot’s is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. They offer impeccable and attentive service, knowledgeable staff, and painstakingly perfect decor which you will experience in abundance prior to arriving at your table. All of the beef is aged a minimum of 21 days and comes in a variety of in-house cuts. If you’re looking for something truly unique, opt for the Wagyu tomahawk ribeye of bone-in New York strip. 23207 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.699.0480; www.eddiemerlots.com; $$$$

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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; $ BUBBLES RESTAURANT & CHAMPAGNE BAR This unique spot has an understated elegance, from the simple table dressing to the glistening chandeliers that adorn the space. You’ll find a varied selection of Champagne and sparkling wines to taste while you indulge in freshly prepared charcuterie platters, caviar or sweet treats meant for sharing. Enjoy this clever new spot Thursday through Sunday in the Agua Caliente center. 6990 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.849.4764; www.bubbleschampagnebar.com; $$ UNCORKED WINE LOUNGE & EATERY The warm and friendly atmosphere of this recently reopened venue will draw you in, while items like their wine lover’s mac and cheese will have you coming back for more. They also have a variety of happy hour specials throughout the week, inviting you to make this your home away from home. 17025 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.366.4021; www. uncorkedscottsdale.com; $$ VINES & HOPS Vines & Hops offer a balance of wines and local craft beers to ensure that everyone gets just what they need. If you’re unsure on what to order, try a wine or beer flight. You’ll find the small plates that pair perfectly to your drink of choice in addition to the varied beverage menu. The food menu at Vines & Hops features an array of bruschetta, meat and cheese boards and all sorts of dips and spreads. Pop in to sit back, relax and watch your favorite football team, or check out their lively game nights on Tuesdays. 4216 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.748.4460; www.vinesandhopsbar.com; $$

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new in town The Citizens Club The club is home to the resort’s twin 75-foot pools, which are connected by a unique walkway; private cabanas; 5,000-square-foot fitness center; and a juice bar. Guests can also visit The Citizens Club to set up guided hikes of Camelback Mountain or sign up for onsite yoga and spin classes.

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MOUNTAIN SHADOWS A Valley icon is back with quite a bang

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he wait is over. Mountain Shadows – the $100 million boutique resort, golf course and luxury condominium project at the base of Camelback Mountain that has been two years in the making – has opened its doors. While the property retains the Mountain Shadows name in homage to the original resort and golf course first founded on the land in 1959 – which even predates the incorporation of Paradise Valley itself – the sleek new space was masterfully conceived for today’s guests and built from the ground up, with no expense spared. The resort features 183 guest rooms as well as a presidential suite with private views of the mountain. Design highlights include floorto-ceiling windows and thoughtful use of patios and terraces to take advantage of the views, especially at sunset. Read on to discover additional unique features to this multifaceted property. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

A busy executive’s dream, this Forrest Richardson-designed “short course” boasts 18 par-three holes, which allow for quick play. Among one of only a handful of short courses designed for a high-end resort nationwide, the greens are both approachable for a novice while still posing a challenge to more seasoned golfers. It also includes an innovative par-two bonus hole dubbed “The Forrest Wager” (in honor of the course designer), where golfers can practice putting and settle any bets that may remain from the course.

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There are two main gathering places on property – Rusty’s and Hearth ’61. Rusty’s is the patio and lounge bar with lighter fare, perfect for a post-golf cocktail or happy hour. Hearth ’61 is the more formal restaurant under the direction of Chef Charles Wiley – most recently of Hotel Valley Ho – and focuses on ingredientdriven American cuisine. There is also an on-site boutique, PV Mercantile, that sells artisanal food and wine (many locally made) as well as high-end fashions.

Resort Condominiums Mountain Shadows offers a total of 42 furnished, on-property condos and lofts, which are housed in their own three-story luxury wing and allow full property advantages. Studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, lofts and penthouses are available and range from 1,000 square feet to 3,370 square feet. There is also a combined 37,500 square feet of meeting and event space available, both indoor and outdoor. Mountain Shadows, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; 480.624.5400; www.mountainshadows.com.


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No-Drain Tummy-Tuck Dr. Nachbar has been offering a No-Drain Tummy-Tuck since 2008 to help women who have developed bulging and looseness in their abdomen due to causes such as pregnancy or weight loss. An ordinary Tummy-Tuck requires a drain to remove fluid buildup that would otherwise occur under the tissue that has been tightened. Usually, the drain is left for two to three weeks, causing skin irritation, discomfort and an opportunity for bacteria to enter. Even when the drain is removed, fluid collection (seroma) can occur requiring needle sticks. If the drain is removed earlier than three weeks, the risk of seroma becomes greater. That is why Dr. Nachbar uses a more advanced technique, including up to 40 extra sutures to eliminate the space where fluid would collect. It is more complicated, and takes a little longer, but his patients love the no-drain tube technique. To find out if a No-Drain Tummy Tuck is right for you, call and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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