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YOUR SKIN HAS A UNIQUE STORY. START THE NEXT CHAPTER AT OUR

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GRAND OPENING! MDSKIN – THE LOUNGE & THE BAR. Bryan Gawley, MD opens his 2nd premiere skincare and wellness center

Many know Dr. Bryan Gawley for his unparalleled bedside manner and surgical outcomes – rejuvenating both bodies and faces to their younger self or making lives whole again with breast reconstruction. Many know him for his generous giving spirit – sponsoring annual events where fundraising efforts contribute to “Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!” whose mission is to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Now, many will know him as a trendsetter in the premiere nonsurgical aesthetics, skincare, and wellness centers in Arizona. His first MDSkin® Lounge opened in 2016 and is known for excellence in both advanced providers and beautiful, natural outcomes. Now, with a grand opening scheduled for April 7, 2018, his second location expands the concept and combines the best in class patient care, safety and outcomes of his plastic surgery office with the world re-known patient experience of the most premiere spas in the world. Welcome to MDSkin – The Lounge & The Bar. The luxurious lobby greats you with a sense of calm, beauty and elegance. Browse the Beauty and Skin Bars displaying advanced, medical grade skincare products while you enjoy a “Gorgeous by Gawley,” cold-pressed organic juice from the Juice Bar. Juices have been formulated especially for MDSkin and have been chosen for their skin-healing and nutritional skin benefits. Your scheduled appointment determines which grand hall you will enter - The Lounge or The Bar. MDSkin Lounge provides best in class facial and body treatments including the latest facial injectables, lasers, CoolSculpting, FemTouch and wellness injections, while MDSkin Bar provides comprehensive skincare solutions and promotes the importance of regular infusion facial therapies as a maintenance based foundation for youthful skin. Together, The Lounge and The Bar strive to develop personalized long-term plans that will be an opportunity for optimizing skin’s appearance and allows MDSkin to maximize your routine. Our goal is to become a partner with our clients in their journey to achieve beautiful skin and wellness. The new location is currently accepting appointments and walk-ins are welcome based upon availability. Call 480-418-2505 to schedule an appointment or for more information.


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ON THE COVER: Luis Gonzalez. Photo by James Patrick.

Features 54  GONZO, THE GREAT As the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate their 20th anniversary season, baseball legend Luis Gonzalez continues his legacy off the field

80 POINTS OF PRIDE 35 of the Valley’s most treasured landmarks

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Perfection A one-on-one interview with renowned French stylist Jo, owner of Jo Paris Salon

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o Paris Salon features the lavish, luxurious surroundings you would expect in any upscale locale, but there’s a crucial difference within the welcoming atmosphere, suffused with a familial warmth that puts you instantly at ease. And the differences don’t end there; in every facet of the experience is the evidence of a deeply connected team, each member striving to provide premium-quality services and unforgettably gracious treatment. The salon is the kind of place its owner and namesake, Jo, had always dreamed of opening. With an innate sense of beauty and talent, he began his career in Paris mentored by France’s most celebrated stylists. After moving to Cannes, Jo quickly gained an illustrious reputation as the premier stylist of the Cannes Film Festival, where he spent a decade styling celebrity clientele. But it was another move, this time to Arizona, that led him to open Jo Paris Salon – and the Valley has never looked better. We sat down with Jo to find out a few things about his salon, his stylists, and which products he can’t live without. Q: Your salon has quite a sizeable staff. How do you choose your stylists? A: I make sure that we don’t have a revolving door of stylists. We try to make sure we hire stylists with years of experience who add something to the team. Everyone has a specialty, and we try to showcase that strength – we are one of the few salons that can accommodate just about any client with any kind of hair. Q: So you have specialists for every need? Amazing! What services do you offer? A: We offer almost anything. Color, cuts, extension, ombre, balayage, perms, relaxer, keratin treatments, updos and Olaplex. We offer services to men, women, and children. We also have an amazing aesthetician and offer Microblading. Q: With such a variety of services, you must use a lot of products. Are there certain lines you swear by? A: We use four different styling lines. The most prestigious line we offer, and we are incredibly proud to have, is Oribe – they’re the best products I have ever used. They are specially formulated for every hair type and super-concentrated. I’m not sure I have ever used an Oribe product on my client and they aren’t absolutely in love with their hair. The smell alone keeps people coming back, but it really does what it says it will do. For curly hair, we are also a Ouidad salon. Our color

line, Goldwell, is the only one that actually has hair preserving protein in the color itself. It’s easy to work with, true to tone color that lasts much longer than most. It’s also one of the few color lines that we found to be friendly for people with sensitive skin or color allergies. We also happen to have our own in-salon Goldwell educator as part of our staff, so the education we get for color trends makes us experts in the line. Q: Do Jo Paris Salon stylists participate in any other continuing education? A: Yes. You never stop learning, and we try to expand our knowledge. The staff is constantly choosing to learn new things and stay ahead of the trends. They love what they do, and it shows! Q: Your friendly, hospitable service makes everyone feel comfortable. Why is that important to you? A: Everyone deserves to be pampered. We do have some very prominent clients, but we also have everyday regular people. I wanted to make a place where someone could come in as they are, have a cup of coffee and maybe make a friend while doing it. Our guests can expect that every experience they have with us will be a great one, from their very first visit.

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


Contents Pulse 39 UP CLOSE Shelly Chaney shares her passion for paying it forward

42 BEAT Raquel Kahn is bringing the sizzle to Scottsdale at her new gym

44 BEAT Ruby Farias uses clothing as her canvas

46 HIS STYLE Meet Michael Cawthon

48 HER STYLE

Now 59 HOT TICKET Cinco de Mario

60 LOWDOWN News to know

64 DO Six great events this month

66 CALENDAR Noteworthy events

70 EVENT Scottsdale Culinary Festival

72 EVENT The Stella Artois Derby DayClub

74 OUT Pamper your pet

76 OUT Pack a picnic

78 CULTURE Phoenix Film Festival

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Meet Alana Millstein

50 NOTICED Women on the scene


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88 DWELL Pitcher perfect

90 ALLURE Color play

92 SHOP Hats off

94 SHOP Handbag trends

96 FASHION Easy breezy

Luxe 105 INDULGE A green machine

106 WHEELS

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108 HAUTE PROPERTY The ultimate in luxury

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122 SEEN Who went where and what happened

130 NEW IN TOWN Blind Dragon

Taste 114 DRINK Mad about mules

115 DISH Seafood paella at Bodega 13

116 CHEERS Chandon No. 5 at Dorian

117 CUISINE In the kitchen with Brandon Gauthier of Café Bink

1 18 FOOD FILES Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month

120 DINING GUIDE Restaurants to know

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Spring, defined, means a time or season of growth or development. And it’s in full effect this month, marked by perfect weather, flowers in bloom, and an unspoken feeling of aliveness as nature buzzes with activity. During this season, our city is just as lively. Get out and soak it up at Scottsdale’s prime picnic spots (page 76), explore 35 Valley landmarks (and learn something too!) on page 80, sip on a classic springtime drink (page 114), celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month (page 118), or indulge your flair for spring hues (page 90). April is also a time to tune in with bettering the earth, ourselves and those around us; after all, Earth Day is April 22. Perhaps you want to lessen your carbon footprint while getting some exercise – and turning heads – on a jewel-toned bike (page 105), or maybe jazz up your outfit with an accessory that helps empower women to be self-sufficient (page 87). Give yourself some pampering at the Valley’s first sustainable wellness resort (page 60), and then extend that pampering to your pet at some enviably luxe retreats for man’s best friend (page 74). In other goings-on, we’ve got the scoop on the area’s latest place to perfect your popstar skills (page 130), a new place to get your sweet fix (page 62), hotel happenings (pages 60-62), and the annual Phoenix Film Festival (page 78). Plus, we’re already looking ahead to next month when Saved by the Bell hunk Mario Lopez comes to town, bringing a big party – Cinco de Mario – along with him (page 59). Of course, April also means baseball season is in full swing (pun intended). And since this year marks the 20th anniversary season of the Arizona Diamondbacks, it’s only fitting to have a local legend, baseball great Luis Gonzalez, on our cover. Best-known for his game-winning run in the 2001 World Series, Gonzo is also known for his deep ties to the community and continuing to be an integral part of the D-backs organization. Get to know Gonzo, and learn about what’s in store for the D-backs in 2018 (page 54). With that, here’s to this season of growth. Wherever it leads you, may it be full of fun and discovery. 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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Enhance Your Look With Our Most Favorable Two-In-One Treatment National Hair Loss “Anti-aging Hair & Skin Package” offers breakthrough platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments for hair loss and the highly sought after “Vampire Facial.” Our luxury aesthetic package will rejuvenate your look after one session! Recently iHeart Radio & Phoenix DJ Johnjay Van Es was “live” on social media excited to try our new anti-aging treatments and share with his followers. Johnjay is known to embrace treatments to help him maintain a healthy body, glowing skin, and thick hair. Johnjay has been a long time client of Carly Klein and National Hair Loss and has undergone the most advance treatments to maintain thick hair and stop further loss. He was excited to hear about our cutting-edge “Anti-aging Hair & Skin Package” that will rejuvenate his hair and skin after one session. Johnjay is a man on the go and having access to two treatments at one time is a huge benefit to his busy schedule. “I get messages literally everyday from my followers asking about my hair and where they should go. I tell them to call you [National Hair Loss]. I give them your phone number and I tell them to say I sent you. I completely trust you [National Hair Loss], call this number and do whatever they say!” -Johnjay Van Es Two-In-One PRP Anti-aging Treatments To Rejuvenate Your Look Our same day PRP treatment for your face and thinning hair takes less than 1.5 hours and you are able to drive yourself home afterwards. We draw your blood and a top of the line centrifuge separates your platelets. To help you feel comfortable, a numbing solution is applied and additional therapies are available to help put you at ease. In order to further enhance your results our trained nurse uses a microneedling technique before injecting PRP into targeted areas to achieve maximum results. • Facial Rejuvenation – Reverse signs of aging filling in fine lines and wrinkles • Hair Restoration – Stimulate hair growth and increase hair density Many followers were asking about the pain level of the PRP treatments. Johnjay referred to the treatment as “painless” and “comfortable” throughout the entire session. To learn more about our “Anti-aging Hair & Skin Package” contact us now.

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Corey Bird helps clients reach long-term financial goals A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner with an MBA in Finance and a Master’s degree in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology, Corey Bird understands his clients and their families on a deep, personal level to create custom plans that complement their unique ambitions and circumstances. Corey’s aim is to help his clients rest easy at night and enjoy the best things life has to offer. Bird is a Washington native who began his financial services career while attending college in Seattle with an internship at one of Wall Street’s leading firms. During his senior year, he became licensed and worked for a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in the Seattle area. “My uncle, Timothy Rowland, invited me to visit him at his investment advisor business in Old Town Scottsdale after I graduated with my degree in finance. (Tim is a founding principal and Chairman of Rowland Carmichael Advisors.) During my visit, it became clear to me I could apply my strengths and help people with their financial futures,” explains Bird. Rowland Carmichael Advisors, Inc.’s business plan is simple: “Put the client first,” and replace the commission-based broker compensation model with a fairer and more client-friendly fee-based system. “We get to know our clients on a personal level so we can create custom plans that complement our clients’

unique ambition and circumstances. The family office and multi-family office model is changing, as are the demands of some of the skills and education needed to implement the vision of the family office founders while developing the next generations,” he says. Bird and the team at Rowland Carmichael Advisors, Inc. don’t offer one-size-fits-all approach because every client has their own set of circumstances. From small goals to legacy visions, their approach allows them to offer unbiased advice without relying on third-party commissions or incentives. Rowland Carmichael Advisors only aim is to help their clients rest each night and enjoy the best of things life has to offer. They accomplish this through objectivity, expertise, integrity, independence, and commitment. “We work with our clients to help them accomplish their goals that take

planning, money and time. Educating clients helping them understand the phycology behind their investment decisions, removing the emotions to promote good financial decisions,” explains Bird. In addition to helping clients make financial decisions, Bird is also involved in the community. “My wife, Kelly, and I are all about kids, faith and veterans. We are involved with the 100 Club Arizona, Scottsdale Young Life, Hospice of the Valley, Folded Flag Foundation, Sportsmen for Heroes and Barrow Neurological Foundation. I’m blessed to be involved with so many families that give to this community and the broader community worldwide.” Contact Corey Bird at 480.421.2660 or www.rowlandcarmichael.com. 7272 East Indian School Road, Suite 212, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251


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U P C L O S E / B E AT / H I S S T Y L E / H E R S T Y L E / N O T I C E D

BY BRITTANY MARONEY / PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE / SHOT ON LOCATION AT WESTERN SPRIT: SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST

GOODS FOR GOOD Shelly Chaney shares her passion for paying it forward

The office buzzes with ringing phones and cheerful voices against a backdrop of bright orange and turquoise walls, tall cacti in glossy white pots, and the backdrop of Camelback Mountain. In this sunny, open-concept space, the clicking of keyboards can be heard as orders are processed and customers are served.

But, this is not your traditional e-commerce company taking orders and shipping goods; this is DollarDays. And at the other end of the phones are hundreds of nonprofits, schools, churches and other charitable organizations trying to do the most good within their often-limited budgets.

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Pulse UP CLOSE Behind the growing success of this unique e-commerce enterprise is Shelly Chaney, DollarDays’ vice president of merchandising and marketing. Chaney, who is fairly new to the realm of disaster-relief supplies, hygiene kits and back-to-school drives, began her 17-year career in the glam world of high-end fashion. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University and obtaining a master’s degree in education from National University, the Phoenix-area native moved from Scottsdale to Los Angeles in 2000. There, she founded Couture Marketing, a consulting firm specializing in e-commerce launches, ad campaigns and marketing initiatives for clients including AG Jeans, BCBG Max Azria, Ella Moss, J Brand, Kelly Wearstler, Linea Pelle, and Splendid. For eight years, she also served as vice president of marketing and e-commerce for Michael Stars, a renowned designer T-shirt company. “It was an incredibly fast-paced and exciting time in my life, full of runway shows, photo shoots, store launches, fashion magazines and events,” Chaney says. “There’s something magical about the blending of art, fashion and form into one, but I always felt like I was missing out on something more rewarding, too.” In her search for change and a new challenge, Chaney would leave the LA fashion scene and return to Arizona, where she was introduced to a company called DollarDays. She was immediately drawn to the wholesaler, which touted a business model built on giving back to the community while helping charities obtain bulk goods for their service projects, outreach missions and other events. In December 2015, Chaney became part of the DollarDays team and hasn’t looked back since. “Joining DollarDays helped me find the perfect way to combine my passion for marketing and fashion with my love for giving back to my community. I can’t picture myself working anywhere else.” Since then, Chaney has helped to grow the company into one of the best-kept secrets for schools, nonprofits, churches and thousands of small businesses seeking to purchase in bulk at wholesale costs. “One of the most gratifying experiences I’ve had in my career happened [in fall 2017], when we were working with Good360 to help victims after hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” Chaney says. “We donated more than $30,000 and helped our partners by utilizing our warehousing network to ship and deliver items like cleaning supplies, hygiene kits and home essentials to organizations all along the Gulf Coast, which were having a hard time sourcing these products directly.” Recently, Chaney spearheaded the complete redesign of the DollarDays website, a project that required more than six months of research and development. Chaney and her team are now in the process of developing an online wish list program so the company’s nonprofit partners can easily communicate their needs to potential donors. Additionally, she is spearheading a launch of a new backpack line called Forward, which, with its unique design, quality construction and affordable price point, make it an ideal product for back-to-school drives and backpack programs. Chaney manages to balance a hectic professional life with

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a busy social life and full volunteering schedule – and all as a single mother to her energetic 10-year-old daughter, Elle. Chaney attributes her accomplishments thus far to a few key values: The commitment of staying true to herself, her support-driven approach to leadership, the power of a positive outlook, and balance. It is her high energy and focused investment in DollarDays that lends to her reputation as an engaged leader. “I’m incredibly passionate about mentoring others to be the best they can be and holding themselves to higher standards,” Chaney says. “It’s critical you have a vision for who you want to be, who you want to help, and how you want to positively impact those around you. That’s why you must be willing to take risks.” To learn more about how DollarDays can help your organization, visit www.dollardays.com.


How to handle fine hair -Ask the expert! Rodney Gentry, Full-service Designer and Hair Color Specialist, Sachi Studios

Q: We’ve focused on the problems and solutions of fine hair here, but are there also advantages to it? RG: Of course! Fine hair can look stunning, just like all other types of hair. Fine hair tends to be soft and silky. This makes it harder to style, but the flip side is that it can almost glow with a wonderful, natural shine. Those with curly fine hair will also find they spend much less time straightening it than their thicker-haired friends. Fine hair is also brilliant for the summer months, when it helps to keep the head cooler. Just like all other hair types, fine hair comes with plentiful advantages, as well as its own particular issues!

From static issues to limp, dull styles, fine hair can sometimes feel impossible to get right. Thankfully, expert color specialist Rodney Gentry, based at Sachi Studios in Scottsdale, is here to help! Q: First, why is it that some of us have finer hair than others? Rodney Gentry: Fine hair results when each individual strand of hair has a small circumference, so that individual strands are not as large as those belonging to other people whose hair has a wider circumference. Q: Do people with fine hair have particular problems as a result of the hair’s fineness? RG: Clients with fine hair tend to come to me with a similar range of complaints. While fine hair can look sleek and beautiful, it can be difficult to style. Many clients also wish for more volume to their hair. Q: How do you help them to overcome these issues? RG: There are plenty of options for those with fine hair. Highlights are one way to add volume and texture, and lowlights can work really well, too. It is really incredible what you can do with color. Clients always get a boost when they see how different their fine hair looks after it has undergone a color treatment. There are also some great products on the market to help with fine hair. I’m loving Goldwell Kerasilk Repower range right now. The four products—shampoo, conditioner, volume plumping cream, volume blow-dry spray— harness the power of natural ingredients like carob in order to create long-lasting volume that leaves the hair bouncy and lightweight. Products like these work wonders, and it is great to be able to introduce clients to them and know how much they will enjoy the effect that they have. Simple things like drying technique can also make a big difference. People with fine hair should lift the hair outward and upward as they dry if they want maximum volume. They should also avoid brushing it when wet, as fine hair can break very easily.

Q: What other problems do people with fine hair face? RG: Fine hair can be more prone to damage than thick hair, so those with fine hair need to be careful about over-styling and the use of chemical treatments. Here at Rodney Gentry, we specialize in using products that are kind to the hair, and that nurture it at the same time as coloring it. I don’t believe that there is any place for harsh chemical treatments in a modern salon—they just aren’t necessary anymore. Enzyme-based products can color hair beautifully, and are so much kinder to it than the old peroxide-based treatments. Q: Can you recommend any quick fixes for those with fine hair? RG: Well, a quick trip to Sachi Studios, for one! For those after a quick fix at home, I would recommend always having a deep conditioning masque on hand, ready to be used as a weekly treatment or whenever particularly luscious locks are required. On a daily basis, it really doesn’t get much better than the Goldwell Kerasilk volume line for those looking for added body.

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


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FIT 6-7-8

Raquel Kahn is bringing the sizzle to Scottsdale at her new gym

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY JAMES PATRICK

Spring is here and like the saguaro flowers and orange blossoms, a brand-new dance fitness studio has opened in Old Town Scottsdale. Fit 6-7-8 (www. fit678.com) is the latest fitness craze to hit the Valley, blending Miami nightlife-inspired dance moves with high-energy pop music. For six days each week, the cardio studio becomes an ad hoc gym where calories melt away to the choreographed steps of Rihanna and Beyoncé. Fit 6-7-8’s doors opened in January, as the brainchild of Raquel Kahn, a small-town girl with big dancing dreams. Armed with a degree in mechanical engineering and a passion for dance and entrepreneurship, Kahn left the technology world behind and followed her heart to Scottsdale to open Fit 6-7-8 for women. In fact, building up a community of strong, confident women has always been at the forefront of the Fit 6-7-8 vision. “Every client who comes through our doors has her own story,” Kahn says. “Hearing about their lives and what drives them inspires me. Giving women confidence to own their space and their bodies is my greatest goal.” The boutique gym offers an array of women-only workouts, including barre, flexibility and strengthening, high-intensity interval training, and its popular “Vixen Workout,” which combines commercial choreography with music remixes. Women of all abilities can take part in the classes, and the studio can be reserved for private events, bachelorette parties or a girls night out. “We offer a place for our clients to feel comfortable in their own skin and let go of the burdens they carry around all day,” Kahn says. “We spend most of our time doing things for other people’s benefit and we’re not the star of our own lives! You get to be the leading lady in your own story when you’re here.” Fit 6-7-8 is more than a place people come to sweat. The friendships, networking and women-supporting-women atmosphere is what warms Kahn’s heart. “My dream for Fit 6-7-8 is for it to be a place where women bond, clear their heads and connect.”

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ART MEETS FASHION Ruby Farias uses clothing as her canvas

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

An artist at heart, fashion designer Ruby Farias brings her creative talents to life with Ruby Farias Designs (www.rubyfariasdesigns.com), creating wearable works of art for women and men. Growing up, Farias learned her craft by watching her mother sew, which led to making her first pair of bell-bottom pants. Following her artistic calling, Farias then began creating murals, started a jewelry line, and studied drawing. Later, after working in the corporate world for 28 years, Farias left the banking business behind to follow her passion. “I felt I needed something different to wear to the [art] studio so I splattered a dress and a pair of boots,” Farias says. This was the beginning of Ruby Farias Designs. Inspired by color and nature, Farias’ one-ofa-kind designs are built on her signature aesthetic of bold colors and playful proportions that create classic, captivating silhouettes. Today, Farias hand-paints the fabric of her clothes with a special fabric paint she created herself. “Since I started painting on clothing and accessories, the evolution of where I am today is all about providing more custom designs that are not available elsewhere. “When I make a custom piece, I work to learn about my client and to better understand what he or she needs me to create. I work with them one-on-one,” Farias says. Over the years, her line – which includes everything from dresses and shirts to gowns, shoes and handbags – has expanded to oversized derby hats and, most recently, a line of leggings made from fabric that has been printed with her existing canvas paintings. Always one to make her clients feel fabulous, Farias loves to help build people’s self-esteem and confidence while giving back to the community. Whether she’s donating a signature piece to an auction or serving on a nonprofit committee, she pours her heart and soul into each project. “Knowing my clients are the center of attention when wearing one of my pieces is all so worth it to me,” she says. “I love to see them shine.”

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Pulse HIS STYLE

FASHIONABLE FLAIR Michael Cawthon believes in making a lasting first impression

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE LOCATION: TURRELL SKYSPACE AT SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

By day, Michael Cawthon can be found bouncing between plastic surgery and dermatology offices while working in the medical aesthetic industry, where maintaining a personal image comes with the territory. “I am part of them when I step into a practice, and I try to integrate appropriately,” Cawthon says. Integrating without blending in is one of his style strengths, demonstrated by his fondness for blue suits and good shoes. “I probably own seven blue suits and favor Lanvin sneakers and Harris shoes for their uniqueness,” he says. Although Cawthon prefers solids and various colors of indigo during the workday, don’t put it past him to sport a pair of striped socks on the job. Evenings and weekends bring out Cawthon’s casual side. “I like lululemon ABC pants for the fit, comfort and style,” he says. “I’m engaged in conversation all day so at night, I need to wind down and let my introverted tendencies switch back on.” When it’s time to say goodbye to a suit, Cawthon donates to The Phoenix Suit Project, which provides interview attire to men hoping to make a new life for themselves. A man with sophistication, grace and compassion for others? Now that’s stylish.

What is your most prized possession in your closet? Great shoes. I love them on men and women. In fact, shoes are one of the first things I notice on people. Who influences your style? My mom has always influenced my style. She taught me to dress to instill confidence in myself. If she were alive today, she would be proud that I still live by her words.    Do you have a favorite place to shop? Nordstrom is my favorite store – in part because they have great cologne for men, which is a weakness of mine.

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ELEGANCE IN SIMPLICITY Alana Millstein’s fashion savvy starts with her closet

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY BEVERLY SHUMWAY

Always stylish and effortlessly cool, Alana Millstein combines functionality with timeless pieces to create a sophisticated, easy elegance all her own. A custom-built closet showcases beloved brands that contribute to her trendy-casual style such as lululemon and Paige jeans, but Millstein’s closet itself remains the star of the show. “I designed and built it myself out of Ikea kitchen cabinets and created a backlit clear acrylic shoe cabinet with LED lights. It’s large and fabulous,” Millstein says. As an energetic entrepreneur and co-founder of digital marketing agency Envida Group and tech company Henri, Millstein exudes an effervescent confidence in and out of the office. Embracing the role of a busy girl boss, Millstein relies on select online stores like Amazon and Revolve to keep her stylish on the go. Taking inspiration from Jennifer Anniston’s characteristic girl next door image, she swears by black-and-white ensembles with a touch of shiny gold. Speaking of shine, Millstein’s No. 1 style tip? “Your beauty will shine through if you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing.” Never one to pass up an opportunity to travel, Millstein keeps her simple, clean lines and affinity for weekend workout clothes consistent wherever she goes. In Arizona she relies on light layers and sandals most of the year. “The climate here in Arizona allows me to dress how I love!”

What are your must-have items when it comes to style? A French manicure, gold high heels, a statement watch, earrings and sunglasses. What would someone say if they looked at your closet? OMG, this is the most amazing closet I’ve ever seen. What piece of fashion advice would you give to a young professional? Wear something that makes you feel confident and dress for the job you want to have.

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BEACH BALL

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 25th annual gala celebrated a night in Havana at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn

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EVENING OF DREAMS GALA

Colleen’s Dream Foundation held its annual soiree at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn

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As the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate their 20th anniversary season, baseball legend Luis Gonzalez continues his legacy off the field

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTOS BY JAMES PATRICK / SHOT ON LOCATION AT SALT RIVER FIELDS AT TALKING STICK

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n average, a diamondback rattlesnake’s life expectancy is 15 to 20 years. But, don’t tell that to Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez, who is well into his second decade as arguably the most popular Arizona Diamondbacks player of all time and is showing no signs of slowing down. Gonzalez grew up in West Tampa, a primarily CubanAmerican neighborhood in Tampa, Florida. The baseball-crazed community would become famous for not just helping to develop Gonzalez into a Major League Baseball player, but also producing fellow greats including Wade Boggs, Lou Piniella, Tino Martinez, Tony La Russa, Fred McGriff, Gary Sheffield and Dave Magadan (who today works with Gonzalez and the D-backs as a hitting coach), among others. “There were virtually no serious football players or even basketball players in the area – baseball was life,” says Gonzalez, who still distinctly remembers attending Cincinnati Reds spring training games in Florida as a child and watching the famed Big Red Machine team including Pete Rose and Johnny Bench, all the while dreaming of one day getting his chance to make it to “The Big Show.” In 1988, Gonzalez got his chance when he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the fourth round of that year’s amateur draft. By 1990, he made his Major League debut as an outfielder. “Over the next nine years, I fell in love and got married while playing outfield for the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers,” Gonzalez says. “Then, in 1999, my life changed forever.” Yes, that was the year that he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, a then three-year-old expansion team. But, it was also the year his wife, Christine, gave birth to their triplets: Megan, Jacob and Alyssa. Immediately in love with Arizona, the organization and – most of all – the triplets, the next several years of his life were the stuff of legend. Making an early impact on the team, Gonzalez made the MLB All-Star team that first year in Arizona. And then in 2001, Gonzalez not only hit 57 homeruns in one season and won the MLB All-Star Homerun Derby, but he led the D-backs to their first (and only) World Championship, hitting the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game Seven of the World Series. At the same time, Gonzalez deepened his ties with the Valley through dedicated community service, which included helping the team raise millions of dollars for local charities through the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation as well as volunteerism with his family. “I stayed with the team until 2006, and then played one season with the Los Angeles Dodgers and then the Miami Marlins, respectively, before I retired in 2009 and came back to my adopted home of Scottsdale, where I immediately rejoined the D-backs, this time as special assistant to the president, Derrick

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“ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS, ONE OF THE THINGS I AM MOST EXCITED ABOUT IS THE LAUNCH OF GONZO’S HOMETOWN HEROES FUND THIS SEASON.”

Hall,” Gonzalez says. Over the past decade, Gonzalez became the first D-backs player to have his jersey retired and has acted as an ambassador for the brand as well as a talent scout and continued community service advocate. In 2010, Gonzalez partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation to launch Going Gonzo for Kids, an initiative to raise funds for youth-based charities. “For five straight years, we raised more than $100,000 annually and immediately gave the money to children’s charities such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, St. Peter’s Mission School, 100 Club of Arizona, Home Base Youth Services, Southwest Human Development, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Maggie’s Place, Special Olympics of Arizona, and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center,” says Gonzalez, who was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. On top of this, Gonzalez has also been active in the team’s efforts to help youth gain safe access to baseball. “Since 2000, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has built


or refurbished 39 baseball fields as part of the ‘Diamonds Back’ Field Building Program representing a charitable investment of more than $10 million,” Gonzalez says. “In partnership with APS and a charitable gift from individual players, the program has allowed children from across the state to play baseball and softball at quality facilities.” The fields generally feature new lights, an electronic scoreboard, new fencing and backstops, new irrigation, and new grass and dirt. Each is named in honor of a D-backs great – the Luis Gonzalez Field is located in Tempe.

A CELEBRATORY SEASON

So, what’s next for the beloved local hero? Today, nearly 20 years after he first donned the D-backs uniform, Gonzalez – now a senior advisor to the president and CEO and still the franchise’s all-time leader in nearly every offensive category, including hits – is busy helping the team celebrate its 20th anniversary season. According to Gonzalez, there are a few key elements of the

20th anniversary celebration. First, there will be the “D-backs 20th Anniversary Experience,” a 2,000-square-foot exhibit at Chase Field, located on the main concourse in right field behind the Coors Light Strike Zone. It will feature historic artifacts, memorabilia and photography celebrating the team’s history and a wall featuring baseballs signed by nearly all D-backs players and coaches. Second, fans can vote for the D-backs All-Time Team now through May 15 at www.dbacks.com/20, which will also serve as the online home for the yearlong celebration. And, finally, a commemorative patch featuring a 20th anniversary logo will adorn the team’s jerseys throughout the season. “On top of all of this, one of the things I am most excited about is the launch of Gonzo’s Hometown Heroes Fund this season,” Gonzalez says. “This new fundraising arm will donate 100 percent of its proceeds to benefit projects, programs and nonprofit organizations that support police officers, firefighters and first responders across Arizona.” Gonzalez hopes to raise more than $100,000 this year through donations, which are tax deductible, and team-led activities in honor of those who stand behind the badge. “To date, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation have made charitable contributions totaling more than $55 million to nonprofit organizations from across Arizona. In addition, more than $10 million in tickets and autographed merchandise has been donated to nonprofits, schools, auctions and events,” says Gonzalez, who is excited to take the “charity baton” through his newest initiative and hopes it will help push the team toward its next $50 million in giving. Speaking of batons, he recently passed one – the baseball baton – to his son, Jacob. A standout infielder for Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Jacob was drafted last summer by the San Francisco Giants, a D-backs rival. In 2017, just before he was drafted, Jacob was a finalist for Baseball Player of the Year at the azcentral Sports Awards. With his son successfully in the process of making the transition to the Major Leagues, Gonzalez is planning to headline the event this year, which will take place at ASU Gammage on June 10, honoring the best and brightest in male and female high school athletes across Arizona. And after that, Gonzalez hopes to see his team in the thick of the Postseason hunt again all summer long. Last year, the team made it to the Postseason for the first time since 2011. “I think we’re all pretty excited about the pitching staff and revamped bullpen,” says Gonzalez, noting that all five of the D-backs starting pitchers are back, and Brad Boxberger from the Tampa Bay Rays and Yoshihisa Hirano from Japan will be joining Archie Bradley in the bullpen. So Scottsdale! April ‘18

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L O W D O W N / D O / C A L E N D A R / E V E N T / O U T / C U LT U R E

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a celebrity twist. On May 5, actor, author, producer, Extra host and Broadway star Mario Lopez will host Cinco de Mario, an inaugural event making its way to Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza – and making fans of Saved by the Bell’s A.C. Slater swoon. Explore a Mexican marketplace with gourmet goodies, nosh on fare from local restaurants, and sip on plenty of icy margaritas and cervezas. Even better, unleash your ’90s flair to try your luck at a Saved by the Bell look-a-like contest for a chance to win tickets to shows like Extra, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and Steve Harvey. Though, at the heart of his namesake fiesta is Lopez’s own hope to share his Mexican heritage. In fact, you can even meet the actor himself with the VIP meet and greet package. General admission, $15 (advance), $20 (at the gate); VIP tickets start at $100. www.cincodemario.com. So Scottsdale! April ‘18

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Now LOWDOWN

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

POOL DAYS

FOCUS ON WELLNESS

SAY OM

AT THE ANDAZ

Pool party season is upon us, and the Hotel Valley Ho has you covered for fun in the sun. Make the most of Scottsdale’s sunny days at the property’s OH Pool with drink specials – even better when it’s in your own daybed or cabana. Each Monday and Tuesday, enjoy half-off all food items and $6 featured cocktails. On Fridays, it’s all about the frosé (frozen rosé). Rosé specials start at $9 per glass, with the elite Chandon Rosé Frosé at $12. On Saturdays and Sundays, the party cranks up a notch with DJs spinning from 1:30 from 5:30 p.m. While locals are welcome, Saturday and Sunday pool access is limited to those booking hotel rooms, daybeds or cabanas. www.hotelvalleyho.com.

Soak up spring evenings – and fiery sunset views – with candlelight yoga at the Four Seasons Scottsdale. This new sunset yoga series includes an hour-long yoga flow practice on the outdoor lawn, plus a complimentary glass of wine under the stars. Open to both resort and local guests, each class begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $20 per person. Classes take place April 12 and 26. Reserve your spot by calling The Spa at 480.513.5145. www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale.

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Discover a new way to well-being at the Valley’s first sustainable wellness resort, CIVANA Carefree, which made its debut last month at the property formerly known as Carefree Resort & Conference Center. In fact, CIVANA’s Carefree location is the first for this wellness hospitality brand, which focuses on four pillars: healthy cuisine, movement, healing arts/spa, and discovery/enrichment. Grounded in sustainability, the $40 million acquisition and renovation – which updated public spaces, 189 rooms and eateries while converting meeting space into state-of-the-art wellness studios – has also incorporated natural materials while improving energy efficiency and using solar energy in the new spa building, which will debut this fall. www.civanancarefree.com.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa has added some ongoing entertainment to its repertoire of modern American eats and craft cocktails at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. The new lineup includes a live band on the patio (Wednesdays, 4:306:30 p.m.), a magician performing tricks at the bar (Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.), live patio entertainment on Friday and Saturday afternoons (3:30-6:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., respectively), a DJ heating things up at the pool (Saturdays, 12-3 p.m.), and live music during Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Not to mention, happy hour is daily from 3 to 6 p.m., with deals on dining (and drinking) delights such as wagyu beef sliders and a $10 Oaxacan Old-Fashioned. www.andazscottsdale.com.


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Award-winning executive chef Todd Allison has rolled out two new menus just in time for spring at T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. In line with the eatery’s Mediterranean influence, new dinner standouts include Greek branzino cioppino and grilled Maine lobster paella for two. The Sunday Market Brunch, available Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through May 27 (adults, $46; children, $25), also got an update. The all-inclusive experience begins with a tapas-style starter such as beef tartare or pan-roasted foie gras, followed by an entree (try the Spanish chorizo Benedict!). Plus, indulge on the unlimited Mediterranean seafood buffet and bakeshop sweets. www.royalpalmshotel.com.

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Local high-end consignor To Be Continued (TBC) is kicking off a brand-new concept with its Global Designer Trunk Show, which premiered in Dubai last month. The idea? To buy from up-and-coming collections while selling previously loved luxury items in a concept that is circular, sustainable and global – meaning that fashion lovers can find great deals on consignment couture and have access to upcoming trends. Clients can now pre-order from Paris Fashion Week 2018 collections and find fashions from the Global Designer Trunk Show on TBC’s website, bringing globally curated collections straight to Scottsdale fashionistas. In fact, plans to bring the trunk show to Scottsdale this year are in the works. www.tbcconsignment.com.

Scottsdale just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to the newest addition to the OdySea in the Desert complex: Sugar Drop Candy Shop. This sugary-sweet store welcomes guests into a kaleidoscope of delicious color, with life-size lollipops and vibrant walls of jelly beans and M&Ms. There’s even hopscotch games and an oversized colorful chair (with giant candy) for photo ops. Buckets overflow with the likes of taffy, gummies and chocolate intermingled with snacks like trail mix, chocolate-covered pretzels, and even popcorn pizza topped with candy. The treatery also offers birthday party celebrations in its party room. www.odyseainthedesert.com.


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Parties of Note April 19, Troon North Candlewood Estates Located in some of the Valley’s most sought-after homes, Parties of Note invites guests to indulge in a delicious meal prepared by local chefs while enjoying live orchestral music. This month’s event, “Overlooking the 11th Green,” will feature a home located in Troon North Candlewood Estates. Guests will wine, dine and listen to a Phoenix Symphony Quartet while overlooking the 11th green of the Pinnacle Golf Course and the Cone and Continental mountains. The family home is adorned with European touches and a whimsical garden and terrace, making it an enchanting oasis for this soiree. 6 p.m. $200. www.phoenixsymphony.org. Nirvana Food & Wine Festival April 19-22, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa Join executive chef Beau MacMillan and other celebrated chefs – including the likes of Scott Conant, Todd English and Rochelle Daniel – to reach a flavorful state of mind at this second annual foodie fete. Festivalgoers will have the chance to mingle with chefs, winemakers and mixologists to get a taste of what they are whipping up in the kitchen and behind the bar. Each day will showcase a series of special events, including Bourbon Street, a New Orleans-style celebration; Flutes & Coops, which highlights fried chicken and Champagne; Rosé Parté, a rose-inspired brunch; and Tequila & Tortillas, a Southwestern-style farewell brunch. Times and ticket prices vary. A Nirvana Passport ($444), grants access to most events. www.nirvanafoodandwine.com. Cakes, Cocktails & Kendra April 21, The Clayton House Call up all your best gal pals for the ultimate girls’ day event. Attendees will enjoy a day of pampering with delicious food (including cake), handcrafted cocktails, original jewelry by Kendra Scott, mani-pedi stations, a blowout bar, and a raffle. Guests will even get a chance to design and purchase a piece of Kendra Scott jewelry. Proceeds from the event will benefit Child Crisis Arizona, an organization that supports the Valley’s most vulnerable children and families. 3-6 p.m. $95. www.childcrisisaz.org. Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game April 21, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Get up close and personal with some of the best football players, retired athletes, and celebrities at this eighth annual event. Perfect for families, it will feature a home run derby and softball game benefiting the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, which supports nonprofits that help children and families around the country including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, and Make-A-Wish. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to the United Food Bank. Gates, 5 p.m.; home run derby, 6 p.m.; softball game, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20; dugout box tickets, $500 (there are only eight available). www.saltriverfields.com. St. Jude Presents: A Night in Monte Carlo April 28, Scottsdale Hangar One Travel to Monte Carlo without booking airfare during St. Jude’s annual fundraiser. Event co-chairs will be award-winning journalist Carey Pena and designer Oscar De Las Salsas, and the honoree will be longtime St. Jude’s volunteer and auctioneer Letitia Frye. Cocktails and food, a car show, and live and silent auctions will come together for an exciting evening benefiting the hospital’s lifesaving mission of “Finding cures. Saving children.” 6 p.m. Individual, $500; table of 10, $5,000. www.stjude.org. The Original Taste April 28, Scottsdale Waterfront Presented by Executive Council Charities, The Original Taste will bring together more than 40 restaurants – including T. Cook’s, Sushi Roku, RNR, Sol Mexican Cocina, Postino WineCafe, and Olive & Ivy – with over 100 wines from around the world. There will also be select brands of beer and premium liquor offerings, plus live entertainment. Proceeds from this tasty affair will fund critical youth programs at Valley organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Event, 7-10 p.m.; VIP after-party, 10 p.m. General admission, $125; VIP experiences start at $275. www.ec70phx.com.

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April 13, Wrigley Mansion This exclusive event, hosted by Richard J Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, will feature premium wines from around the world paired with gourmet fare by Wrigley Mansion’s James Beard Award-winning chef Christopher Gross, and a live auction for wine aficionados. There will also be entertainment by Brian McKnight, Heather Headley and Billy Gilman, plus a special new Luminary Award will be given. The evening will benefit Gateway for Cancer Research, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding innovative cancer research studies. 6 p.m. Individual, $1,250; couples, $2,500. www.gatewaycr.org.

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featuring live and silent auctions, Fund a Need, and a celebrity fashion show with emcees Nick Ciletti and Katherine McNamara. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Child, $100; adult, $150. www.childhelp.org. TALK CINEMA April 10 and 24, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Mixing Hollywood flair with the element of surprise, Talk Cinema offers sneak previews of new independent and foreign films. Audiences will arrive at the theater not knowing what will be screened and are among the first to see a new movie and then engage in a critical discussion led by film scholars and special guests. 7 p.m. $14. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. THE DOOBIE BROTHERS April 12, Comerica Theatre The Doobie Brothers have been delivering roots-based, guitar-driven rock and roll for more than four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four Grammy Awards. Witness their beloved music live in concert during their national tour. 7:30 p.m. $55$125+. www.comericatheatre.com. ART FROM THE HEART ART AUCTION April 7, Saks Fifth Avenue Enjoy a silent auction featuring art from Fred Tieken and other Arizona artists in an evening benefiting Free Arts for Abused Children. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a DJ. 4:30-7 p.m. $100. www.freeartsaz.org.

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FIRST PRESS FINE WINE DINNER AND AUCTION April 7, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia This elegant black-tie affair will feature distinguished wineries pairing

MOONLIT DRIVE-IN MOVIES April 7-28, The Promenade This month, The Promenade will host its annual drive-in movie series. Moviegoers can enjoy the family-friendly movies for free

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with a canned food donation to benefit the Harvest Compassion Food Bank. Movies will include Despicable Me 3 (April 7), The Lego Batman Movie (April 14), Cars 3 (April 21) and Coco (April 28). 6:30 p.m. Free. www.scottsdalepromenade.com. CHILDHELP WINGS FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON April 8, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa This 12th annual event helps support Childhelp’s Arizona programs. It will be chaired by Alexis Earnhardt and Abby Leadon,

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WINE BLENDING April 14, LDV Wine Gallery Wine enthusiasts can participate in creating LDV Wine Gallery’s 10-year Celebration Wine Blend. Attendees will work together to make various blends, and the winning blend may be used to create the special 10-year Celebration Wine that will be available for sale in November. Registration includes wine-blending education, light bites, wine tasting and takeaway materials. 6-8 p.m. $55 (general); $45 (wine club members). www.ldvwinery.com.


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Now CALENDAR GARDEN TEA April 14, Franciscan Renewal Center Circle the City’s 13th annual Garden Tea supports the organization’s mission of providing high-quality holistic healthcare to those facing homelessness in Maricopa County. The event will include breakfast, Champagne stations and a silent auction featuring the likes of jewelry and art pieces. There will also be a performance by Nate Nathan and the MacDaddy-O’s Band. 8:3011:30 a.m. Individual, $60; table, $600. www.circlethecity.org. SANDFEST 2018 April 14-15, Children’s Museum of Phoenix Play in the sand for a good cause and help kick off the spring season at the children’s museum with nonstop sand, sun and island fun. This community beach party will offer kids-only sand play inside and out, giant sand sculptures, food trucks and music. SandFest attendees can enjoy discounted museum admission on Saturday and free admission for grandparents and grandchildren visiting together on Sunday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. www. childrensmuseumofphoenix.org. YOGA IN THE RAINFOREST April 17 and 19, Butterfly Wonderland Practice yoga surrounded by thousands of butterflies in this hour-long class that will guide guests through a series of yoga poses to help build strength and gain flexibility. Ages 18 and up. Pre-registration required; call 480.800.3000. 5:30 p.m. $20. www.butterflywonderland.com. STUDIO SPOTLIGHT 2018 – ALL BALANCHINE April 20, Dorrance Theatre Patrons are invited to an intimate rehearsal featuring Ballet Arizona’s artistic director Ib Andersen and the company’s dancers, offering a behind-the-scenes look at each upcoming production. Each onehour gathering includes time for a Q&A discussion. 7 p.m. $30. www.balletaz.org. CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR April 20-22, Symphony Hall The Classical Mystery Tour is back to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The show will feature original members of the Broadway sensation Beatlemania performing hits exactly as they were originally recorded. Times vary. $25-$149. www.phoenixsymphony.org.

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and vendors, Junk in the Trunk features all things vintage and handmade in a treasure trove of ideas, inspiration and items for shoppers to peruse and purchase. Those serious about their shopping can purchase special tickets to enjoy VIP shopping on Friday night (includes one drink and early Saturday entry). Times and prices vary. www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com.

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April 28, Desert Botanical Garden This annual event supports the garden’s research, conservation, exhibition and environmental education programs. Dubbed “A Garden Full of Stars,” the evening will include a final look at Jun Kaneko’s sculptures, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, and auctions of distinctive plants, pots, garden art, and exciting experiences. The magical outdoor setting of the garden is the backdrop for an evening of exceptional cuisine, followed by music and dancing under the stars. 6 p.m. $600. www.dbg.org.

TOM LONDEN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT April 21, Talking Stick Resort This fourth annual tournament will benefit families in Arizona battling pediatric cancer through the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. The event kicks off on Friday, April 20 with an evening reception at Talking Stick Resort and continues on Saturday, April 21 at Talking Stick Golf Club. While the golfers play the course, others can enjoy a showcase at Kendra Scott. 9 a.m. $280. www.azcancerfoundation.org. ANNUAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST April 26, Arizona Biltmore Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) Annual Community Breakfast will benefit the organization’s innovative programs, services and research initiatives. Attendees will

experience a memorable portrait of SARRC’s impact on individuals with autism and families served through its programs and services. Free but registration is required. Registration closes April 12. 7:30-9 a.m. www.autismcenter.org. #IMOMSOHARD April 27, Talking Stick Resort Moms Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley have been performing, teaching and writing comedy for a combined 40+ years. This hilarious show takes a look at how they cope with parenthood, inviting the audience to laugh along about the crazy journey. 7 p.m. $30-$50. www.imomsohard.com. JUNK IN THE TRUNK VINTAGE MARKET April 27-29, WestWorld of Scottsdale Featuring more than 180 handpicked Arizona and California artists

AMERICAN CANNED CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL April 28, Margaret T. Hance Park Celebrating the canned craft beer revolution, this eighth annual festival will return with more than 250 canned craft beers from over 100 local and national breweries across 40 states. There will also be live music, food trucks, a beer science garden, canning seminars, beer Olympic games, and a rare beer garden. Admission includes a souvenir can and 20 beer samples. 3-7 p.m. $35-$45. www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com. OVATION GALA April 28, Mountain Shadows This annual gala will feature musical performances, student stories, dinner, and an auction with Emmy Award-winning journalist Vanessa Ruiz as the emcee. All proceeds from the gala will benefit Rosie’s House, the largest free music conservatory in Arizona. 5:30-9 p.m. Individual, $125; table of 10, $1,250. www.rosieshouse.org. PICNIC UNDER THE STARS April 28, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
 More than 500 “stars” will be welcomed to this 57th annual gala to support the American Cancer Society’s groundbreaking research, patient initiatives and community outreach programs. This fundraising event is one of the longest continuously held events in the Phoenix area, and it will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, entertainment and dancing. 6 p.m. $400. www.cancer.org. TALK DERBY TO ME May 5, Sonata’s Restaurant This third annual event, hosted by the Alyssa James Foundation and Networking360, will include a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a photo booth, a DJ, live music, a cigar roller, Southern food, live betting, and more. Tickets will include two drink vouchers and food. This year’s event will support Camp Not-A-Wheeze and Opportunity 4 Kids. 12-5 p.m. Advance, $55; at the door, $60. www.alyssajamesfoundation.org.


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SCOTTSDALE CULINARY FESTIVAL Celebrating 40 years of food, brews and fun

A longtime local favorite tradition, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival pairs delicious food and spirited drinks with fundraising. This year is set to be the best yet, as the festival will ring in its 40th birthday. In honor of this milestone, the weekend will surely not disappoint hungry (and thirsty) attendees. Kick off the festivities at The Cocktail Society on Friday, April 13 with an exclusive night of cocktails, whimsical entertainment and elegant tastings at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Cocktail Society will include live music and food samples, plus showstopping performances including aerial and flair bartending, stilt walkers, contortionists, balancing acts, magicians, and living art displays. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and tickets will include food, beverages and entertainment for $85 (online presale, which ends an hour before the event) or $100 (at the door). And for the festival itself, the grassy Scottsdale Civic Center Mall will set the scene for a two-day culinary immersion. A ticket acts as a dining passport, enabling guests to try various cuisines from more than 40 Valley restaurants, including classic barbecue, sweet treats, Asian fusion, and European delights. Wash it all down with local wines, spirits and brews, courtesy of the festival’s Local Lounge presented by Hensley Beverage Company. For beer connoisseurs, don’t miss Four Peaks Brewing Company’s Beer Garden. Here, you’ll find more than 30 breweries and 250 specialty beers from local and national craft brewers as well as beer games. The nearby Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stardust Lounge will serve up refreshing cocktails. Fun also awaits in the Family Zone where there is face painting, carnival games, a bounce house, crafts and more for the little ones. Other event highlights will include the second annual Teen Cook

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Off Challenge located in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, chef demos, and three stages where 20 bands will perform throughout the weekend. Looking for a more intimate experience? Opt for the exclusive VIP package. Ideal for groups, VIP includes catered food inside the VIP tent, complimentary drinks throughout the grounds, exclusive demo seating, access to the beer garden, and the best vantage point of the main stage. All net proceeds raised will support Scottsdale League for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that promotes local artists, arts programs, and arts education. The 2018 Scottsdale Culinary Festival is truly a birthday celebration you won’t want to miss.

IF YOU GO… What: Scottsdale Culinary Festival When: April 14-15; Saturday, 12-9 p.m.; Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale Tickets: General admission, $12-$15; VIP, $125-$150; beer garden, $42-$45 Information: www.scottsdalefest. org/scfweekend


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IF YOU GO… What: The Stella Artois Derby DayClub When: May 5, club opens at 10:30 a.m.; live racing, 11:30 a.m.; Kentucky Derby, 3:46 p.m. Where: Turf Paradise, 1501 W. Bell Road, Phoenix Tickets: General admission, $30; reserved seats, $60; VIP, $115+ Information: www. thepoloparty.com/ derby

Watch the Run for the Roses in style at The Stella Artois Derby DayClub, one of the biggest and best parties to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, which will air at 3:46 p.m. Held at Turf Paradise on May 5, this third annual event is the only Kentucky Derby party in Arizona with live racing and betting. DayClub general admission will include admission into Turf Paradise and the air-cooled Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge along the track near the finish line, betting terminals, a no-host bar, a DJ, and plenty of TVs to watch the Kentucky Derby and live local racing. Prefer to sit? You can reserve seats in the DayClub for $60 (includes all other general admission amenities). Or, upgrade to VIP. Held in the

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exclusive Sanderson Lincoln Black Label VIP Lounge, this luxury ticket option will feature the addition of private betting terminals; food by M Culinary; a taco bar; three beverages including mint juleps (a Kentucky Derby must!), beer, wine and cocktails; a two-ounce tasting of Dom Pérignon Champagne; and reserved seating in the VIP Lounge. If you’d like to ensure your group has a designated spot, reserve a table. The tables will include both hosted and no-host options with the ability to reserve tables in the first, second and third rows. Both types of table reservations include a complimentary bottle of Chandon Champagne, while the hosted table – like the VIP option – also includes food from M Culinary, a taco bar, and three beverages per guest.


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Where to give your four-legged friend the fivestar treatment No one can argue that pets are family – and they deserve the best. Thankfully, you don’t have to travel far to find top-notch treatment for these sweet souls. Offering everything from chic clothing items to elite boarding options and doggie daycare, the traditional pet facility looks a lot more upgraded these days. Look no further than these four Scottsdale pet resorts to pamper your pooch.

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Oh My Dog! Boutique Hotel A staple of Old Town Scottsdale, this pet palace offers pampering, daycare, overnight stays, and chic accessories. The indoor, climate-controlled day play space is open to pups up to 30 pounds and includes two active play areas – complete with tunnels, bridges and ramps – and a ’70s-inspired “Heart Lounge” for dogs who prefer to chill in style in a living room atmosphere. The overnight stays will rival your own hotel stay with amenities such as purified water, a 24-hour pet concierge, movies, vinyl records, and a warm towel treatment before bed every night. Stop by the shop on your way out to stock up on homemade treats and doggie couture. www.ohmydogboutique.com. D Pet Hotels Scottsdale Give your dog the A-list treatment at D Pet Hotels, which has a distinct elite feel for boarding, daycare, grooming and training. There are three types of suites for boarding (opt for the Uber Suite – a 14-by-16 room with a queen bed and a 42-inch flat-screen TV). Doggie daycare takes place among three indoor dog parks spanning 4,000 square feet, with peaceful music, agility equipment, and, perhaps most notably, state-of-the-art air conditioning (and environmentally safe cleaning routines) that reduce contaminates and airborne illnesses – keeping Fido safe and healthy. Go the extra mile and have your pup picked up in luxury; D Pet Hotels can chauffeur your dog in the likes of a Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley or Audi. www.scottsdale.dpethotels.com. FurBabies Resort and Spa Located in Old Town Scottsdale, FurBabies offers day play, overnight stays, grooming and dog training. Consider this your one-stopshop for all things for your furry friend. Doggie daycare features three play areas, fun bubble sessions every hour, toys and games, indoor treadmills, and even a Doggie Selfie Booth. Overnight suites are equipped with comfy beds and TVs for movies and nighttime lullabies – with personal turn-down service. A boutique shop is also available for cozy beds, cute accessories, and stylish attire (for both pets and owners). www.furbabiesresort.com. The Barking Dog Hailing from New England, The Barking Dog’s first (and only) West Coast resort is in Scottsdale. The outdoor play areas offer sportturfed lawns plus a pool for morning swim time. Indoor programs are conducted in spacious, climate-controlled rooms equipped with shock absorbent, non-slip flooring – perfect for active pups. The Barking Dog also offers dog training, grooming and boarding in individual condos with the option to add exercise, swim and daycare packages. www.thebarkingdog.com.

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There’s no better way to enjoy a springtime meal than al fresco on a blanket. A charming patch of green grass paired with a sunny day, blue skies, and grab-and-go fare make for a memorable, movable spread in Scottsdale.

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Romantic Rendezvous Head to the Scottsdale Waterfront for a romantic stroll while admiring the current art installation. Stock your picnic basket with Mediterranean-inspired fare from Olive & Ivy, including the signature chef’s board that looks like it was made for a picnic. Family Fun Pack up the family and a few towels and head to Scottsdale Quarter for a lively picnic in the center of all the action. Lunch options from Zinburger or Grimaldi’s Pizzeria make the perfect family meal near the dynamic splash pad. The Anti-grass Affair If sitting on grass isn’t your thing, Salty Sow features outdoor picnic table seating and a dog-friendly patio built using sustainable materials. Modern and unpretentious, Salty Sow’s chef-driven menu delivers clean, farm-to-table eats in a rustic-contemporary setting, making it a not-your-average-picnic gem. Picnic With Your Pooch The 4-acre off-leash Chaparral Dog Park is situated along the Scottsdale greenbelt adjacent to Chaparral Park. Give your four-legged friend some exercise at the dog park before picnicking at the human food-friendly Chaparral Park. Buzzberry offers fresh options that can be picked up through the drive-thru window, saving you and your pup an additional pit stop. Corral the Kids With 14 locations throughout the Valley, including one directly across from the McCormickStillman Railroad Park, the entire Wildflower Bread Company menu is available to go and is packaged seamlessly for picnic dining in recyclable containers. Kids can build their own deli sandwich and picnickers can feel good that Wildflower donates 100 percent of each days’ leftover bread and pastries to local charities. Grab a few cupcakes from 21 Cakes next door to end your picnic on a sweet note.

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Quench Your Thirst A tropical twist on a springtime favorite, Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade – a new venue at 64th Street and Greenway Parkway – makes a sweet beverage of choice when it comes to picnicking. Whether you prefer lychee strawberry or mango lemonade, Wow Wow has upwards of 20 flavors straight from the islands. Pack It Up Enjoy a luxurious picnic with the lavish Tommy Bahama picnic set, currently available online at www.tommybahama.com. The sturdy wicker basket includes wine glasses and cutlery for four, plus a staked tabletop and bottle opener. A bottle holder keeps vino upright, and the shoulder strap adjusts for a comfortable carry. Darling Decor What’s a picnic without flowers? My Little Posy offers same-day flower delivery throughout the Valley for $30, making it easy to spruce up even the most last-minute picnic. Just head to www.mylittleposy.com to order the posy of the week, artfully designed by the flower gurus.

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The largest film festival in town will make its way to celebrate filmmakers and filmgoers at Harkins Scottsdale 101 this month. The 11-day Phoenix Film Festival will take place from Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, April 15, featuring 296 screenings from different countries, with an entire spectrum of genres covered. The festival has been named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals” and “Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine. The festival began in 2000, when filmmakers Chris LaMont and Golan Ramras came up with the idea of a film festival upon realizing Phoenix didn’t have such an event – and seeing the need to bring filmmakers and film aficionados together. Jason Carney, the current executive director, began as a volunteer in that first year and took his current position in 2005. “The key goal of our festival is to provide the best films we can find while also programming a wide variety of films,” says Carney, noting that the opportunity to give filmmakers a stage to screen their films is the most rewarding aspect of seeing the festival come to fruition. This year, 25,000 cinephiles are expected to attend, and there will be a showcase of Music in Movies and a Women Director Showcase, as well as an expanded lineup of LGBTQ films. Carney is devoted to continuing to foster the bond between filmmakers and attendees. “Film is such a vital art form that we all have a feeling or opinion about,” he says. This bond is strengthened by the festival’s events, including panels; Kids’ Day (April 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.), an interactive exploration in filmmaking; Industry Night (April 6, 5-11 p.m.), a chance to network with moviemakers; and Geek Day (April 8, 1:30-6:30 p.m.), a tribute to fan favorites like superheroes and cosplay. And, of course, there will be plenty of parties, such as an opening night kickoff (April 5, 6 p.m.) and after parties at CafePino (April 13, 9 p.m.) and Cien Agaves (April 14, 9 p.m.). Celebrities and filmmakers are usually among the attendees, and, according to Carney, the filmmaker aspect is what really takes the festival experience to the next level. “We try to have as many filmmakers as possible attend the festival and participate in Q&A sessions following the film.” Tickets range from $13 for a single screening to $450 for a platinum pass, which includes access to all films, a VIP area with drinks, and admission to the opening night soiree. New this year are Golden Tickets ($25), which allow attendees to purchase a single ticket and be seated in the VIP section. Phoenix Film Festival will be held at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Buy tickets and passes at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com or in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre.


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T h e V a l l e y ’s most treasured landmarks

The Grand Canyon State. State 48. Valley of the Sun. These are a few common nicknames for the place we call home. And ever since its statehood on Valentine’s Day 1912, our home has accumulated countless landmarks that honor its rich history. Here are 35 of them, including those that commemorate and celebrate the Valley’s humbled beginnings.

Historic Hotels

Facing page: The Biltmore has become a playground of the rich and famous since its inception in 1929. This page: Midcentury charm can be enjoyed at Hotel Valley Ho, which commemorates the spirit of the 1950s.

With sunshine nearly every day, lush golf courses and beautiful desert landscapes, Arizona is a vacationer’s paradise. Figuring out what do in the Valley isn’t so much a challenge as is deciding which luxury hotel to rest your head, or dig into a gourmet meal. One of the most notable resorts is the Arizona Biltmore (www.arizonabiltmore. com). Nicknamed the “Jewel of the Desert,” the Biltmore has become a playground of the rich and famous since its inception in 1929. Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright consulted on the project with his former student Albert Chase McArthur, and it remains one of the only existing hotels in the world with his signature design. Midcentury charm can be enjoyed at Hotel Valley Ho (www.hotelvalleyho.com), a colorful boutique hotel that commemorates the fun-loving spirit of the 1950s. What was once a place of refuge for celebrities like Bing Crosby and Janet Leigh is now a swanky must-stay destination for all. Since 1991, Hotel San Carlos (www. hotelsancarlos.com) has been a member of Historic Hotels of America. The site in which it sits on today was where the first schoolhouse

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This urban park features numerous memorials of prominent figures, as well as pays tribute to significant events that made Arizona, well, Arizona. The plaza was first founded in 1978 in honor of Gov. Wesley Bolin. Situated right in front of the Arizona Capitol in Downtown Phoenix, the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza’s prime location attracts individuals both near and far. It acts as an open-air public space where guests can stroll the grounds and explore monuments, memorials and lush gardens. With more than 30 memorials – including Arizona Pioneer Women, World War I, Arizona Peace Officers Memorial and others – it’s easy to lose track of time at this Phoenix point of pride that is jam-packed with Valley history. 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix; 602.542.4581; www.wesleybolinplaza.com.

Old Adobe Mission

Adobe, otherwise known as mudbrick, is one of the earliest building materials used throughout the world. In the late 1910s, the first Mexican settlers of Scottsdale constructed the Old Adobe Mission completely by hand. More than 14,000 adobe bricks comprise the building, each of which weighs 50 pounds. Robert T. Evans was inspired by the Spanish colonial revival architectural style, a style commonly seen in Sonora and New Mexico. Evans decided to bring that look to Scottsdale with the Old Adobe Mission. Today, the building is one of only three adobe structures remaining in the area. Additionally, it is the oldest standing church in Scottsdale. In 2001, Old Adobe Mission became a member of the Register of Historic Buildings and has become a sought-after destination for historical reflection and prayer. 3817 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.980.3628; www.oldadobemission.org.

Valley National Bank

Banks today can be somewhat blasé-looking, but Valley National Bank (now Chase Bank) on 44th Street and Camelback Road is anything but nondescript. In fact, it’s kind of funky! From the circular floor plan to large concrete, mushroom-like structures out front, circles seem to have inspired the space. The man behind the eye-catching design was Frank Henry, an architect who completed the project in 1968. Because the Great Depression had (decades before) hit the city hard, especially banks, Valley National’s playful design was meant to entice Phoenicians to trust the system again. Walter Bimson, the bank’s founder, was a collector of art. So not only was the exterior a masterpiece, but the interior was once decked in fine paintings and sculptures. 4401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

Notable Sculptures

Sprinkled throughout the Valley is public art just as awe-inspiring and available as the foothills. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall is a quiet retreat full of paths for strolling, foliage, fountains and sculptures, including Robert Indiana’s bright red and blue LOVE. Scottsdale Waterfront is home to the Soleri Bridge and Plaza, an artful design that celebrates solar events produced

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by the sun’s shadow as much as it celebrates community. Nearby is Copper Falls, a waterfall feature with bronze upside-down domes that connect to the canal. Another water wonder is Fountain Hills’ world-famous fountain, which sprays water 560 feet in the air for 15 minutes every hour. Created by Robert McCulloch, the fountain is a celebration of life and water where it is appreciated the most due to its scarcity – in the desert. A celestial object that’s fixed, yet always in motion, has become the focal point in Civic Space Park near Arizona State University’s downtown campus; Janet Echelman’s Her Secret is Patience sculpture looks like an elongated dreamcatcher floating in the air. Speaking of air, that exact element inspired artist James Turrell to create Knight Rise at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Knight Rise is a stark architectural chamber with benches lining its walls so that visitors may sit and peer up at the sky. The experience creates an illusion that one is seated on an ocean of air.

Wrigley Mansion

Located at the top of a hill with sweeping views of Piestewa Peak, Wrigley Mansion was constructed by chewing gum mogul William Wrigley Jr. in 1932 as a gift for his wife on their 50th wedding anniversary. True to its roots, Wrigley Mansion now plays host to many, many fairy tale weddings. In fact, The Knot has consistently deemed it “best wedding venue.” The mansion is also known for fine dining at Geordie’s and sweeping 360-degree views of the mountains and city with architecture invoking Spanish, California and Mediterranean styles. 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix; 602.955.4079; www.wrigleymansion.com.

Heritage Square

Heritage Square is a quaint reminder of Phoenix’s storied past. Located on Block 14 of the original townsite of the city, the square is a collection of Victorian-style bungalows and buildings now used as restaurants and museums. From The Rose & Crown Pub to the Arizona Science Center to the historic 1895 Rosson House – a museum that honors the lifestyle of early Phoenix families – the square is recognized as a vital piece of the city’s cultural

PHOTO BY CRAIG SMITH, COURTESY OF PHOENIX OFFICE OF ARTS + CULTURE

Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

PHOTO COURTESY OF WRIGLEY MANSION

in Phoenix was built in 1874. Guests claim that ghost sightings aren’t uncommon at this historic destination.


that were constructed in the early 1920s to the late 1940s.

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Roosevelt Row

PHOTO BY ERIC IHSEN, BALD ERIC PHOTOS

Clockwise from top left: Wrigley Mansion, Copper Falls, Her Secret is Patience, Rosson House, Water Mark

fabric. With museum tours, special events and festivals taking place, it has become a point of attraction for residents and visitors alike. Thanks to the Heritage Square Foundation, a nonprofit organization that preserves Phoenix’s early history, the square enables visitors to experience the Valley as it appeared in the late 1800s. 113 N. 6th St., Phoenix; 602.261.8063; www.heritagesquarephx.org.

PHOTO BY DIEGO CEJA

F.Q. Story Neighborhood Historic District

Spanish colonial revival, English Tudor, craftsman bungalows – oh my! The F.Q. Story Neighborhood Historic District (www.fqstory. org) is a collection of homes of various architectural styles. Francis Quarles Story, the neighborhood’s namesake, was involved in numerous developments in early Phoenix. He invested in the now F.Q. Story Neighborhood, which consists of 602 (like Phoenix’s area code) homes

Connecting Downtown Phoenix to a slew of historic neighborhoods is Roosevelt Row (www.rooseveltrow.org), affectionately known as RoRo. This historic district has always been a hodgepodge of things, but in the early 1990s the arts community took over. By turning boarded-up buildings into galleries and boutiques, local artists have reinvented RoRo to be a place where creativity is celebrated.

Scottsdale Arts District

Scottsdale Arts District (www.scottsdaleartsdistrict.com) is an epicenter for art and has been for 40 years. Located in Old Town Scottsdale along Main Street and Marshall Way, this charming area lined with cobblestoned streets is home to some of the country’s finest art galleries. More so, one of Scottsdale’s most photographed landmarks resides nearby. The Bronze Horse Fountain, donated by artist and gallery owner Bob Parks in 1989, sits in a roundabout on 5th Avenue and Marshall Way. The fountain is a nod to the city as a central hub to Arabian horse breeding in America. In addition to restaurants and boutiques, the district is known for its Scottsdale ArtWalk, which takes place every Thursday and is the oldest continuous art walk in the country.

Outdoor Amusements

To truly know the heart and soul of the Valley is to visit its natural wonders. And with countless mountains and hiking trails, there are plenty to explore. One of the most prominent natural landmarks of the Phoenix-metro area, as well as a top hiking destination, is Camelback Mountain. It has the highest peak in Phoenix (2,704 feet), and caves indicate that the mountain was a sacred site for the Hohokam culture. McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a protected area of land that encompasses most of the McDowell Mountain range. There are 10 different trailheads to enter the preserve, where visitors are welcome to run, walk or even horseback ride. Pinnacle Peak Park in the Troon North area of North Scottsdale is another protected Sonoran landscape. It’s home to the Pinnacle Peak Trail, which concludes with a granite summit that rises 600 feet, an ideal hike for those looking to get their heart pumping. Murphy’s Bridle Path in Central Phoenix is great for all skill levels. The 2.5-mile, in-town trail is sheltered by trees that line Bethany Home Road and Central Avenue. For parks, lakes and paths galore, Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt is the place to be. What was once a serious flooding hazard has turned into a recreational area that stretches 11 miles throughout Scottsdale. Within it sits Water Mark, an aluminum horse-like gargoyle sculpture wherein, during flash flooding, water spews out of the horses’ mouths.

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona In 1976, Gov. Raul Castro authorized the development of a state veterans cemetery. In December 1978, the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona was dedicated, with the first burial taking place in March 1979. With

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Compass Arizona Grill

You don’t have to summit Mummy or Camelback mountains to get spectacular views of the city. Just head to the Hyatt Regency Phoenix’s revolving rooftop venue, Compass Arizona Grill. With 360-degree views of the cityscape and mountains – and complete with plush seating, from colorful couches to dining room chairs – every spot here is both the best and most comfortable seat in the house. The award-winning restaurant doles out American-Southwest cuisine that utilizes fresh, local ingredients. There is also an impressive selection of wines, handcrafted cocktails, and imported and local brews. Be on top of the world (or Valley) at this must-see and must-try eatery. 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix; 602.440.3166; www.compassarizona.com.

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225 acres of quiet desert land, the setting is a peaceful final resting place where veterans and their families are remembered and honored for their service and sacrifice. In 1999, the facility underwent a renovation to include new committal shelters, a visitor center, an assembly area, landscaping and more. Among all the heroes that lay here, some of the most notable include Nathan E. Cook, the last survivor of the SpanishAmerican War, and former Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham and his wife, Florence. The U.S. flag is lowered half-staff each morning in honor of those buried here. 23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix; 480.513.3600; www.cem.va.gov.

Historic Evans House

Surrounded by generic office buildings and parking garages in Downtown Phoenix sits a little old house known for its pointy terracotta roof. It’s almost as if someone plucked it out of a fairy tale and dropped it in modern-day Phoenix. Before the downtown area became the downtown we all know it as today, it was a residential neighborhood full of Queen Anne-style homes. In 1893, a local doctor of the name John M. Evans decided to build his family a beautiful house. The Evans House, which was restored in 1988 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, is characterized by its dome-like roof and circular front porch. It’s only one of two Victorian-style houses that persisted in downtown throughout the years; the other is the Rosson House. The

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

When it comes to forward-thinking designs, architect Frank Lloyd Wright was the master. Some of Wright’s most radical ideas – most of which are now common practices in modern design – included open floor plans, indoor/ outdoor living spaces and natural light. Located in Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains, Taliesin West (www.franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west) was Wright’s winter home and studio. The building remains nestled in the desert as a living reminder of Wright’s legacy and impact on contemporary design. The David & Gladys Wright House (www.davidwrighthouse.org) is yet another gem by the famed architect, who built the concrete, spiral-designed house in 1950 for his son, David, and daughter-inlaw, Gladys. The house, which is located in Arcadia, was recently donated to the School of Architecture at Taliesin and will be a learning center for graduate architectural students.

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Taliesin West and David & Gladys Wright House


PHOTO COURTESY OF ORPHEUM THEATER

Arizona State Preservation Office currently resides in the Historic Evans House. 1100 W. Washington St., Phoenix; 480.248.6535.

Clockwise from top left: Cosanti, Orpheum Theater, Taliesin West, Arabian Library, Compass Arizona Grill, David & Gladys Wright House

Cosanti

As an architect, urban designer, artist, craftsman and philosopher, Paolo Soleri always pushed the boundaries in everything he pursued. In doing so, he created spaces where humans and the natural environment could coexist. Enter Cosanti: Five acres of desert and experimental buildings harmonizing as one. Designated as an Arizona Historic Site, Cosanti is Soleri’s best collection of work, featuring everything from earth-formed concrete structures to bronze sculptures to his world-famous wind chimes. With courtyards and visitor paths sprinkled throughout the property, guests can amble at their leisure to take in all the amazing works of art. Everything here was built using earth-casting methods, which visitors can learn more about on a guided tour of the property. 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley; 480.948.6145; www.cosanti.com.

PHOTO BY ANDREW PIELAGE

Arabian Library

Upon first glance, you wouldn’t think this 20,000-square-foot facility at the base of the McDowell Mountains is a library. With its weathered walls of steel and leaf-like metal sculptures, it looks more like a large-scale art installation. Created by richärd+bauer, the building reflects the natural beauty of the slot canyons found in Northern Arizona. Norie Sato, a Seattle-based artist, created art pieces that mimic the design of a prickly pear cactus distinctly for the library. Not only does the design exude a natural feel, but the construction does as well. And, the library is LEED Silver certified. Translation: It’s a green building. 10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale; 480.312.7323; www.scottsdalelibrary.org.

Phoenix Financial Center

The Phoenix Financial Center is best characterized as two facing curved towers with two rotundas at the base. One of the curved towers earned the nickname “The Punchcard Building”

by locals for its 12-inch vertical slot windows that punctuate the building’s side. Built in 1964 by architect Wenceslao Sarmiento, the building has become a staple of the Valley. When it was first realized, the building housed more than 50 businesses, including Standard Oil, Sperry Phoenix and Transworld Airlines. Fun fact: The south rotunda lobby was used as a set in the movie What Planet Are You From?, which was released in 2000. Rumor has it that a time capsule was buried below the building, intended to be opened for the state’s centennial celebration. 3443 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

Arizona State Capitol

The state’s capitol boasts neoclassical architecture. Perched atop the building’s copper dome is the Winged Victory – a statue that’s older than Arizona itself! Modeled after a Greek goddess, Winged Victory has been a symbol for justice and freedom since 1901. But when the West was still wild, cowboys used her as a shooting target. During the 19th century, Arizona’s legislative body moved around a lot before setting up shop in the current state capitol building, which is located on 17th Avenue and Washington Street. The Arizona Capitol Museum maintains the 100-year-old building, offering visitors museum exhibits, events and programs that focus on the history and culture of Arizona. 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.

Scottsdale Grammar School 1 and 2

The Little Red Schoolhouse, originally known as Scottsdale Grammar School 1 (www. scottsdalemuseum.com), was built in 1896 in response to the need for an educational system in Scottsdale. What began as a one-room schoolhouse expanded into two classrooms in 1909, and the building was also a communal hub where activities were hosted throughout the decades. The Little Red Schoolhouse is now the Scottsdale Historical Museum. Scottsdale Grammar School 2 later opened in 1928 due to an influx of families with children. The school was equipped with eight classrooms, an administrative office, a nurse room and a cafeteria. It was also the first building that reflected regional Southwestern influences, using Spanish colonial revival design. Over the years, the school adapted to the growing community and even changed its name to Loloma School. Today, we know it as the Scottsdale Artists’ School.

Orpheum Theater

Orpheum Theater has stood the test of time since it was first established in 1929. The 1,364-seat theater was originally used for vaudeville acts as part of the nationwide Orpheum Circuit. By the ’40s, it was purchased by Paramount Pictures and renamed The Paramount. A local Mexican family leased the theater for nearly two decades and used the space to present Hispanic events and movies. The theater stood idle for the years that followed until the City of Phoenix began a 12-year, $14 million restoration in 1984. Under its original name, the theater reopened to the public in 1997 and has since been a go-to spot for firstclass productions. The venue, built in a Spanish revival style and accented with intricate murals and sculptures, is truly a beautiful artifact of Phoenix’s past. 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix; 602.262.6225; www.orpheum-theater.com.

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Mix style with sustainability (after all, April 22 is Earth Day) by rocking Akola’s four-strand statement necklace. Featuring yellow-golden brass hardware, the necklace is comprised of vibrantly colored mixed beads, including raffia karatasi, turquoise howlite, carnelian, Kenyan bone and glass. While adding a pop of color to any outfit, you can look good while doing some good, too. With every purchase, Akola – which means “she works” in Ugandan dialect – reinvests 100 percent of the profits to empower women and families in poverty in Uganda and, now, Dallas. The idea? To teach women a craft, pay them a living wage to make and sell jewelry, and then reinvest all the profits back into the community. How’s that for fashion you can feel great about? $450, exclusively at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100.

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Style ALLURE

BY KATRINA FOX

COLOR PLAY Pretty spring hues to brighten your look

With winter behind us, Arizona is blooming again and there is no reason your makeup should be left in the cold. As the season changes, what better time to start anew? Put away those dark, rich shades and play with whimsical takes on look-at-me lip colors and sun-kissed skin tints. Start experimenting with some of spring’s hottest hues, from recently launched products to season-specific staples.

Khol Couture Waterproof Eyeliner in N3 Turquoise, Givenchy, $27 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue. com. Cheek Chic Color & Contour Powder Blush in Thrill, Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty, $22 at Kohl’s, www.kohls. com. Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Entice, $22 at Stila Cosmetics, www.stilacosmetics. com. 3D Highlighter Palette in Pink Sands, $45 at Huda Beauty, www. shophudabeauty.com. La Laque Couture Spring Look Nail Lacquer in 97 Op Art Coral, Yves Saint Laurent, $28 at Saks Fifth Avenue. SPACE. NK.apothecary Game Lighter Palette in Fun’tasia, By Terry, $42 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com.

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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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Style SHOP

BY GABBY RICHMAN / ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

FEELING SHADY Protect your face from the springtime sun

Patterned Iraka palm straw, Yosuzi, $395 at Barneys New York, www.barneys. com. Wide-brimmed straw fedora, Hat Attack, $96 at Zappos, www.zappos. com. Black sheer sun hat, Eugenia Kim, $435 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Denim baseball cap, $29.50 at Madewell, www. madewell.com. Multicolored striped beach visor, Missoni Mare, $335 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saks.com. Mustard fisherman cap, Brixton, $42 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com.

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scottsdaleneograft.com Visit Dr. Wolin’s website at www.andrewwolinmd.com to view his patient’s unbiased comments on their care and surgery. Dr. Andrew Wolin has been a leader in the plastic surgical community of Scottsdale since 1985, and his extensive years of experience benefit each patient. His top-notch reputation as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and for cutting-edge procedures draws patients from near and far. Dr. Wolin is the Medical Director of the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center. His practice offers a full-range of face and body procedures, including facelifts, browlifts, nose surgery, facial fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fat transfers, fotofacials™, laser skin resurfacing, ear surgery, breast augmentations, breast implant/exchanges, breast reductions, breast lifts, arm lifts, bodylifts, liposuction, tummy tucks, and Coolsculpting to freeze away your unwanted fat. Dr Wolin also offers the newest technology in Permanent Hair Restoration, NeoGraft for men and women. Dr. Wolin is located at 8415 North Pima Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale 85258. You can call 480.945.8440 or visit www.andrewwolinmd.com to set up a consultation to learn more about these incredible procedures.


Style SHOP

BY GABBY RICHMAN / ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

SPRING FORECAST Take note of these seasonal handbag trends

The trend: Straw Striped tote with tassels, Loeffler Randall, $295 at Zappos, www.zappos. com. The trend: Round Suede and leather shoulder bag, Chloe, $1,950 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. The trend: Studs Blue leather bucket bag, Valentino Garavani, $1,295 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue. com. The trend: Stripes Embellished wicker clutch, $98 at Draper James, www. draperjames.com. The trend: Transparent Clear tote with yellow trim, Prada, $1,040 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. The trend: Saddle Mini color-blocked suede bag, Altuzarra, $1,295 at Barneys New York, www. barneys.com.

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EARRINGS: White rhinestone, $58. JUMPSUIT: Navy and white, Joseph Ribkoff, $278. BRACELET: Blue leather rhinestone cuff, $98. All from Carine Boutique, four locations in the Valley, 480.483.3888.

BY CHELSEA YOUNG / PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE / HAIR: LORRI GREGORY, SALON TWO BY TWO; 623.521.5934; WWW.SALONTWOBYTWO.COM. / MAKEUP: MATTI CORBET; MATTICORBET@YAHOO.COM / STYLING: SAMANTHA LAPID AND STACEY RICHMAN / MODEL: FORD/RBA / LOCATION: 9572 E. CONQUISTADORES DRIVE, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85255. LISTED WITH JASON MITCHELL OF THE JASON MITCHELL GROUP/PRO ATHLETE’S CHOICE; 480.999.1477.

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NECKLACE: Turquoise rhinestone detailed, $138. TOP: Navy cut-out blouse, Joseph Ribkoff, $218. PANTS: White linen pinstripe straight leg, Charlie B, $78. All from Carine Boutique, four locations in the Valley, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Multicolor beaded, $49. TOP: White tied blouse, Cartise, $188. PANTS: Flair copped embroidered jeans, Cartise, $205. All from Carine Boutique, four locations in the Valley, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Pinkand-black half-moon, $128. TOP: Bright pink cold-shoulder, Joseph Ribkoff, $178. PANTS: Cropped white floral embroidered denim, Cartise, $178. All from Carine Boutique, four locations in the Valley, 480.483.3888.

NECKLACE: Blue pearl knotted, $32. TOP: Multicolor Sabrina blouse, Newport by Carine, $98. PANTS: Light gray cigarette, Robel, $88. All from Carine Boutique, four locations in the Valley, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Blue fringe statement, $138. TOP: Multicolor cold-shoulder blouse, Komarov, $178. PANTS: High-waisted orange leggings, Angel Apparel, $98. All from Carine Boutique, four locations in the Valley, 480.483.3888.

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NECKLACE: Long pearl fringe, $49. TOP: Red tiered blouse, Cartise, $165. PANTS: Black flair cut-out, Joseph Ribkoff, $199. All from Carine Boutique, four locations in the Valley, 480.483.3888.

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EARRINGS: Leather and rhinestone, $48. NECKLACE: Rubber and metal statement, $158. VEST: Blackand-white net, Cover Charge, $118. TOP: Black net camisole, $58. BRACELET: Black pearl and rhinestone cuff, $128. PANTS: Black ruffle, Carine International, $98. All from Carine Boutique, four locations in the Valley, 480.483.3888.

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The Desire You Deserve Drs. Cristina Bosch and John A. Robinson—aka the Sex Docs—want you to love your love life. For as many as 40% of women, it’s easier said than done. Women of all ages silently struggle with a range of diagnosable issues that could easily be treated. There’s even a name for it: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). FSD often catches women by surprise. Many patients come to the Sex Docs having already optimized different aspects of their lives: they are fit, healthy, social and in happy relationships. Yet, somewhere along the way, each woman stopped prioritizing her sex life. This is especially common during milestone moments in life, like having a baby or taking on a stressful new job. Sound familiar? That’s because tens of thousands of women experience everyday issues that fall under the umbrella of FSD including: Low Sexual Desire: This is the most common form of FSD but it can also be the most difficult for patients to put into words, though most feel a lack of interest and a sense of apathy towards sex. Sexual Arousal Disorder: Patients encountering this issue do express sexual desire but they experience a pronounced difficulty feeling sexually aroused. Orgasmic Disorder: This disorder is reported when a patient has a healthy libido and feels aroused, but they are not able to achieve orgasm. Sexual Pain Disorder: This issue presents when a person experiences discomfort or pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact. Keep in mind, this particular disorder is unrelated to desire, arousal or any pre-existing physiological conditions. The good news is that more and more women are breaking free with cutting-edge solutions. In their combined 22 years of experience, the Sex Docs have both personally helped thousands of women to restore their sexual function and improve their lives. In their practice, they’ve observed three primary paths to orgasm: your brain, your hormones and your body tissue. Brain: In order to get the best sex and longevity, intimacy is a must— and your #1 intimate relationship is with yourself. Our lust for life and daily capacity for joy are deeply rooted in our sexuality. Closing off your sexuality, or never truly finding the best way to express it, leaves you not feeling like yourself. Open and honest communication about what you feel and what you desire matter—from conversations with your partner to those with your physician. At the Hormone Zone, the Sex Docs cultivate an environment where patients can speak openly to customize a treatment uniquely tailored to their needs. Hormones: After taking your erotic imagination to new places, you may find there’s still a physiological or biochemical reason you’re not experiencing an optimal sex life. Hormonal imbalance is often to blame. Women surprisingly have more testosterone than estrogen in their bodies, and an imbalance of either can lead to a seriously low sex drive. Many patients feel significantly better after Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), a natural solution to restore hormonal balance and enhance your overall well-being. You can also try boosting oxytocin—or the Love Hormone—at home. It can be as simple as putting your phone down and getting cozy together on the love seat.

Tissue: Challenge your partner to take foreplay to new levels beyond the nipples, clitoris and G-spot. Try exploring unexpected erogenous zones like the neck, wrist and behind the knees. For those cases when your body needs a little boost to get there, we have the solution: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). This noninvasive procedure regenerates tissue to strengthen and restore areas like the vaginal wall or the clitoris for revitalized sexual experiences. Symptoms like decreased sensitivity and post-partum incontinence are burdens to feeling sexy, and PRP treatments like the O-Shot deliver immediate physical results and the confidence to feel like your sexy self again. The best patient success stories get the brain, hormones and tissue working together in harmony. The Hormone Zone specializes in a holistic understanding of how to not only restore sexual function, but to help patients experience their best sex yet.

Want to learn more? Find the Sex Docs at: Website: thesexdocs.com Phone: 480.338.8070 Instagram: @TheSexDocs


Luxe

W H E E L S / H AU T E P R O P E R T Y / P L A C E S

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

Put some fun into your fitness routine, all while soaking up Arizona’s prime spring weather, with a vibrant green machine sure to turn heads. Created for urban riding, Martone Cycling Co.’s Diana Diamond Bike is perfect for spinning your wheels along the canal or working up your appetite before brunch – in sophisticated style, of course. A signature red chain adds some pizazz as you pedal, while an automatic hub requires no gear shifting, adapting seamlessly throughout your ride. With a steel alloy frame, aluminum road-style calibers, and stainless steel spokes, the bike is strong and sturdy yet clocks in at only 24 pounds. This Earth Day-approved vehicle is available in two sizes, 52 cm and 56 cm, depending on your height. $1,100 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue.com.

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Luxe WHEELS

2018 INFINITI QX80 Fresh new looks debut for this luxury flagship SUV BY JIM PRUETER

VITAL STATS: Base price: $64,750

Infiniti’s massive luxury SUV, originally known as the QX56, was first introduced for the 2004 model year. It was renamed QX80 for 2014 and refreshed for 2015 – a redo that was met with polarizing scorn, mostly for the snub-nosed front end. For 2018, Infiniti updated the QX80, and improved it to be more contemporary and upscale. The new front fascia sports a wider and more upright grille reminiscent of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, while slimmer and higher LED headlights somewhat mimic the stylish Q60 coupe. At the rear, the redesigned tailgate includes a wide chrome strip connecting the new taillights. Inside, there’s a better-looking steering wheel and gear shift knob. New leather seating options are all finished with a handsome quilted pattern and a stain-resistant micro-coating. Real wood veneers trim the center console and dash. The QX80 seats eight when fitted with a second-row bench, seven with captain’s chairs. When you choose captain’s chairs, you also get a large center console with USB ports and HVAC settings for rear passengers. Much about the QX80 hasn’t changed, including the body-on-frame, truck-based chassis

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that delivers a ride and handling experience that’s far from sporting and precise. The steering, while light to the touch, is vague with little driver communication. My test model included the optional Deluxe Technology Package with a Hydraulic Body Motion Control system. To me, there was no discernable difference; the QX80 still feels topheavy and clumsy on the road. Still, the cabin is exceptionally quiet, and the ride is smooth and comfortable. The 5.6-liter, 400-horsepower, V-8 engine – connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission – is also a carryover, as is the dismal fuel economy. But, power comes on instantly, and this beast moves with imperturbable poise and assurance. Overall, the updated QX80 falls short of newer and thoroughly upgraded large luxury SUVs like the impressive new Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GLS and Land Rover Range Rover. It’s a good-looking vehicle with a powerful engine, comfortable ride, and a great-looking cabin. But the infotainment and driver assistance technology is far outdated, and it lacks other features you can get in most other competitor vehicles.

Price as tested: $84,660 Engine: 5.6-L V-8 Horsepower: 400 Fuel economy: 13/19 mpg city/ highway Seating: Up to 8 Fab features: Luxurious cabin Priced lower than competitors Refreshed styling


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Luxe HAUTE PROPERTY

SPOTLIGHT: THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY

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Located near Paradise Valley Country Club, this custom estate is the epitome of luxury living. Designed by Mark Candeleria, the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is nearly 8,500 square feet, and it’s truly a masterpiece of design and impeccable craftsmanship. Featuring a courtyard entrance with a fountain and a sitting area equipped with a fireplace, the front entrance opens up to an elegant foyer. Overall, the interior spaces impress, reflecting transitional glamour with beautiful white marble floors from the Greek island of Thassos and counters of limestone, marble and onyx. Sophisticated finishes and classic architectural elements include hand-carved groin vaulted ceilings, custom cabinetry throughout, and a mahogany library/office with wood-boxed ceilings. The lavish, spa-like master suite features French doors that lead to the back patio, a gas fireplace, and a master bath with his and her vanities, a steam shower, a jetted tub, his and her water closets, and his and her closets. The exquisite chef’s kitchen is clad with premium finishes and opens to a great room with a wine room and wet bar. Additionally, there is a butler’s pantry with beverage and wine refrigerators as well as a spacious mud room and laundry room with two sets of washers and dryers. Entertaining abounds with a state-ofthe-art theater room, a separate guesthouse, six fireplaces, and picturesque courtyards. Incredible views of sweeping mountains wrap around a tranquil outdoor retreat with a custom-tiled pool and spa, a 22-foot barbecue bar, expansive covered and open-air patios, a fireplace, and a fire pit. With its elegance, serenity and unparalleled views, this estate is the ultimate for homebuyers with discerning taste seeking the best of the best. 5296 E. Roadrunner Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Listed for $6,200,000 with Tracy Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Luxury Group/Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty; 480.560.7000; tracy@troonproperties.com; www.fitzgeraldluxurygroup.com.


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Luxe PLACES

WATER WORLDS

Explore the river district and island beaches of Wilmington, North Carolina

BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM PHOTOS COURTESY OF WILMINGTON AND BEACHES CVB

Wilmington, North Carolina, offers a unique beachfront destination with a historic downtown, vibrant riverfront and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Voted one of the top destinations by TripAdvisor, with award-winning restaurants, historic inns, scenic beauty, and miles of great beaches, there is something new to discover around every corner.

Discover Wilmington Wilmington has both an Atlantic coastline and a riverfront, with a picturesque historic downtown, making it an unexpected destination for first-time visitors. The Cape Fear Riverfront, a two-mile boardwalk, is lined with local shops and restaurants. You can explore the downtown area, which is a National Register Historic District spanning more than 230 blocks featuring churches, classic architecture, antebellum homes, massive live oaks and brick-lined streets, by horse-drawn carriage. Live music is popular throughout the historic district and shopping is great fun in the 200-plus shops and restaurants. The Cotton Exchange is a series of eight restored buildings with openair courtyards, specialty shops and eateries. There are plenty of great breweries that are part of the Wilmington Ale Trail, where you can create your own tasting experience (www.wilmingtonaletrail.com). It’s no wonder Wilmington was voted “Best Beer Town” in December 2017 by Carolina Brew Scene. Additionally, Wilmington Beer Week is held each October. Wilmington’s food scene ranges from casual to upscale, and coastal food is especially popular. Don’t miss PinPoint Restaurant in downtown, where chef Dean Neff serves up what local farmers, fishermen, oystermen and crabbers provide. If it’s on the menu, try the catfish.

Explore Carolina Beach About 30 minutes from Wilmington, Carolina Beach is home to both Carolina Beach State Park and a fun seaside boardwalk. The Carolina Beach Boardwalk has seaside amusement rides, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, outdoor movies, music and tempting food. A favorite spot is Britt’s Donut Shop, where you can watch them fry up doughnuts and grab one while it’s still hot. For a day in nature, head to Carolina Beach State Park, with excellent walking paths and a ranger-led tour. This is one of the only places in the world indigenous to the Venus’ flytrap, and you can get a look at it in its natural habitat.

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GREAT FUTURES START WITH YOU. Thank you to all who attended our 2018 Celebrate Youth at Blue Door Ball recognizing our Youth of the Year finalists. Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale means providing a safe place for kids and teens to go during critical non-school hours. Your support is also an investment in our community. At the Clubs, our programming inspires and provides youth the confidence and skills they need to become our next generation of leaders. Learn more about the transformational impact we have on kids’ lives and explore how you can help local youth at www.bgcs.org.

Support Services Center 10533 E. Lakeview Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (480) 344-5520 | info@bgcs.org


Luxe PLACES

For a great example of North Carolina seafood, stop by Surf House Oyster Bar + Surf Camp. The restaurant relies on small local farms, so the menu changes often – if on the menu, the shrimp and grits with bourbon-coconut sauce is a must-try. The restaurant also serves up small-batch spirits.

Find Nature on Kure Beach Kure Beach is a natural setting about a half-hour from downtown Wilmington and home to Fort Fisher State Historic Site and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, as well as a beautiful pier and sandy beaches. At the southern tip of Kure Beach, the Fort Fisher State Historic Site has a quarter-mile trail and self-guided interpretive exhibits about this Civil War site. The aquarium is a nice change from a day at the beach and is just the right size to explore for a couple of hours – be sure to find Luna, the albino alligator. Regarding other animal encounters, sea turtle season starts May 1 and lasts for about three months each year. Volunteers mark and secure nests early in the season and baby turtles hatch each fall.

Tour Wrightsville Beach Located on both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Wrightsville Beach is about 20 minutes from downtown Wilmington. Known for its walkable village, Wrightsville Beach is the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina and continues to be a hot spot for the sport. Escape to nearby Airlie Gardens, where you can stroll the paths and take in the outdoors. Azaleas bloom in the spring, swans glide across the lakes, and there are bird sightings all year. Sit for a bit and admire the massive live oak trees. Enjoy lunch and the afternoon at Dockside Restaurant on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. A tradition for 25 years, Dockside is a prime spot to relax with a glass of wine while watching the boats. Or, go on a boat yourself. A fabulous way to see more of Wrightsville Beach is to book a Harbor Tour with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours. The one-hour boat ride takes a slow tour of the Intracoastal Waterway, giving you a chance to see the area and learn a bit about its wildlife and history in a relaxing setting.

Plan Your Trip For the most convenient stay, with easy access to both the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway, book a premier Atlantic oceanfront stateroom at Blockade Runner, a boutique resort in Wrightsville Beach. Try supper by the seaside at EAST Oceanfront Dining and let executive chef Jessica Cabo, who made it to the final three on the first season of Hell’s Kitchen, whip you up something fresh and local. Getting to Wilmington from Phoenix is easy with flights via Charlotte and Chicago O’Hare year-round. Wilmington is an unexpected blend of history, food and culture, where the water – whether ocean or river – paints a picturesque backdrop for an idyllic getaway. Learn more at www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com.

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Taste DRINK

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

MAD ABOUT MULES Refreshing twists on a springtime classic

FUN FACT: The Moscow mule was initially introduced into the U.S. as a way to increase interest in vodka-infused spirits in the country. More than 75 years later, it’s safe to say it worked. There is no shortage of amazing traditional and twisty mules in town worth a try.

Lavender Mule

Casamigos Mule

Mule of Thyme

The Hermosa Mule

Casablanca Roof Top Lounge The mixologists hand-make their own lavender-infused syrup and their own ginger beer, combining the fresh ingredients with Green Mark Vodka, a classic Russian vodka. $12. 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.290.5272; www.thecasablancalounge.com. Local Bistro There are three variations of the mule – including cucumber and peach options – but this one stands out. Fresh strawberries and thyme are added to the vodka, ginger beer and lime juice for a berry blast in every sip. $10. 20581 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.302.6050; www.localbistroaz.com.

Arizona Mule

Drunken Mule

Roy’s at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Direct from Hawaii, Pau Maui Vodka is mixed with muddled pineapples, orgeat and ginger beer, then it’s served in a classic copper mug garnished with a pineapple slice. $12. 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix; 480.419.7697; www.roysrestaurant.com.

Hibiscus Mule

Oscar Wilde Mule

Iggy Pop Mule

Old Town Gringos This cocktail combines Figenza vodka, pomegranate and lime juices, and ginger beer, all served in a classic copper mug. $10. 4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale; 480.423.3800; www.oldtowngringos.com.

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LON’s Last Drop The mule gets an all-local update with Arizona Distilling Co.’s Mission Vodka, fresh Sun Orchard citrus, and housemade ginger syrup. It’s kegged and served on tap. $10. 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley; 602.955.7878; www.hermosainn.com.

Hotel Adeline This Arizona Mule starts out traditional enough with Iceland-made Reyka Vodka, ginger beer and lime. But the addition of sweet prickly pear syrup gives it some local flavor. $12. 5101 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.7700; www.hoteladeline.com. Discovery Lounge at Boulders Resort & Spa With a splash of color, this mule features Fever-Tree Ginger Beer and hibiscus berry syrup along with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, fresh lime, and a candy ginger garnish. $16. 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree; 480.488.9009; www.theboulders.com.

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Char Kitchen + Bar This mule features sweet Casamigos Blanco Tequila that has hints of vanilla and agave, mixed together with crisp ginger beer and topped off with fresh lime juice. $14. 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.664.9238; www.charkitchen.com.

Dorian As a tribute to Oscar Wilde, the vodka in this mule is subbed for Jameson Irish Whiskey, adding in Gosling’s Ginger Beer, housemade raspberry puree, and fresh lime. $14. 7419 E. Indian Plaza Drive, Scottsdale; 480.907.5635; www.dorianscottsdale.com.

Pomegranate Yuzu Mule

Culinary Dropout Flavorful but smooth, the Pomegranate Mule uses Aviation Gin versus traditional vodka and layers it with flavors of pomegranate, yuzu sour and ginger beer. $11. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.1700; www.culinarydropout.com.


Taste

DRINK / CHEERS / CUISINE / FOOD FILES / DINING GUIDE

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

Bodega 13’s seafood paella ($45) pays perfect homage to the original, invented in Spain 1,200 years ago. Chef Kurtis Purdy starts by roasting lobster shells with saffron and tomato paste for hours, which results in a rich broth. He then sautes peas, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers in a shallow pan, eventually adding the broth and raw Calasparra rice imported from Spain, cooking it low and slow. Over the next 45 minutes, Purdy adds more broth and then layers of seafood, including lobster, Spanish octopus, shrimp, Scottish salmon, day boat scallops, jumbo lump crab, and New Zealand mussels. It is plated to be enjoyed family style, and it’s garnished with rosemary that is lit on fire en route to the table, eliciting an intoxicating aroma. Bodega 13, 8876 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.7600; www.bodega13.com. So Scottsdale! April ‘18

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CHANDON NO. 5 A fresh, floral cocktail fit for spring

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY ELIZABETH BARRY

Oscar Wilde’s classic 1891 novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is the inspiration for Dorian, a restaurant that opened in Old Town Scottsdale earlier this year. “For those unfamiliar, the story is set in Victorian England and follows the handsome and lustful Dorian Gray, who sells his soul to remain young forever so that he can indulge in life’s pleasures,” says lead bartender Caleb Taddeucci. “But don’t worry, while the restaurant and menu look and taste the part – with Victorian accents and a focus on classic, elegant ingredients – your soul is safe with us.” To give the cocktail program a decidedly upscale feel akin to the novel’s seemingly endless indulgences, many of the drinks are topped with bubbles. One of particular note is the Chandon No. 5 ($10). The cocktail begins with Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, which has notes of rose, peach and raspberry. “The botanicals were specially selected and are individually macerated and then distilled to give the gin its distinctive, fruit-forward flavor,” Taddeucci says. The gin is combined with The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur, which is made from wild violet blossoms that grow in the Bavarian Alps and is also what gives the cocktail its luminous bluish violet hue. Taddeucci then adds fresh lemon juice to give the drink some tang and acid. The mixture is shaken and then strained into a coupe glass before being topped with Chandon Brut Classic Champagne. “Known for its flavors of apple, pear and citrus as well as its soft, dry finish, the Chandon adds a lightness, ever-so-slight sweetness, and refreshing effervescence to the very floral-forward cocktail,” says Taddeucci, who garnishes the drink with a twist of lemon. Dorian, 7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale; 480.907.5635; www.dorianscottsdale.com.

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Taste CUISINE

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Brandon Gauthier of Café Bink

Brandon Gauthier is the new executive chef at Café Bink, where he is focused on preparing farm-to-table new American meals in a cozy, low-key bistro setting.

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

We hear congratulations are in order? Well, thank you! Yes, in late February I not only took over executive chef duties at Café Bink, but I also purchased the bistro from Amy and Kevin Binkley, making me the chef and owner. But you’re not new to the restaurant itself, or the brand? Kevin gave me my first job out of culinary school in 2002 – at a now-defunct restaurant at El Pedregal in 2002. I then briefly moved to northern Michigan, where I quickly learned their restaurant scene was not as hot as the Valley. When I wanted to come home, Kevin hired me in 2004 to help open Binkley’s. I’ve been with him ever since. I helped open Café Bink in 2007, and, in fact, and have worked at all of the concepts across the Valley over the years, but Carefree has always had my heart. What can people expect with you at the helm? Local. Local. Local. I am especially proud of my new partnership with Two Wash Ranch in New River, which has the best chicken and egg products I have ever tasted, as well as enhanced relationships with McClendon’s Select in Peoria and Duncan Family Farms in Buckeye. That being said, customers’ all-time favorites – like Amy’s Bolognese – will always be on the menu. What are your favorite things to cook? I love anything that requires a hands-on approach like pasta, gnocchi and even baking bread from scratch. What are your favorite things to eat when not working? There is nothing like really good Mexican food, especially green chile pork. What would we be surprised to know about you? I love fly fishing. While not as easy to do in Arizona, I pack up my family and head to the mountains to do it whenever I can. Café Bink, 36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree; 480.488.9796; www.cafebink.com.

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MORE CHEESE, PLEASE! 10 ooey, gooey between-bread delights

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Eggs in Purgatory

Twisted Grove Served at brunch, this is not your traditional grilled cheese and tomato soup. This grilled cheese is plated alongside a piping hot bowl of reggiano-San Marzano tomatoes with short ribs, topped with a sunny side up egg and basil. $11. 8220 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.699.0811; www.twistedgrove.com.

Truffle Grilled Cheese Stack

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho Sourdough bread is piled with a combo of Brie and fontina cheeses. Arugula, pickled red onions and creole mustard aioli add some unexpected flavors to this tasty sandwich, served with twice-cooked crispy fries. $14. 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.376.2600; www.hotelvalleyho.com.

Grilled Cheese

Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Month? Our childhood favorite can be partially traced back to ancient Rome, where similar recipes are mentioned in historic text. And the French have been making croque monsieur, a baked or fried ham and cheese sandwich, since the early 1900s. But, it wasn’t until the 1920s when an Iowa man invented a bread slicer and James L. Kraft opened a cheese plant, making both bread and cheese affordable for families, that grilled cheese sandwiches became a staple. Back then, not only was it frowned upon by the upper class, but downright laughed at. But, Kraft – eventual owner of Kraft Cheese (not to mention the New England Patriots and many other brands) laughed all the way to the bank. So, in honor of the classic American sandwich, here are 10 of our favorite toasty treats around town.

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Hearth ‘61 Chef Charles Wiley starts his version with some local love, using homemade ciabatta from Phoenix’s Noble Bread. He then roasts fresh tomatoes in herbs and marries them with melted gruyere and cheddar cheeses. $14. 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; 480.624.5400; www.mountainshadows.com.

Artisan Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kitchen West and Bar Six40 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch This decadent grilled cheese sandwich features Tillamook cheddar and applewood-smoked bacon, paired with a blistered tomato and tarragon soup. $13.50. 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.596.7522; www.thescottsdaleresort.com.


Breakfast Grilled Cheese

The Breakfast Club Grilled cheese for breakfast? Yes! This variation includes cheddar and fontina cheese on grilled sourdough with a morningtime twist – it’s also filled with hash browns, eggs and bacon. $7.25. 4400 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.222.2582; www.breakfastclub.us.

Grilled Cheese Melt

The Covenant This white cheddar version of grilled cheese is stuffed with sugar-cured bacon and heirloom tomatoes on sourdough bread and plated with a pesto tomato soup. $12. 4740 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix; 602.595.7440; www.thecovenantaz.com.

Grilled Cheese

Pinnacle Grill Melty cheddar and provolone are served on a choice of white, rye, whole wheat or sourdough bread. Jazz it up with tomatoes and bacon, and then choose from one of 19 (yes, 19!) side dishes. Options include onion rings, sweet potato fries, seasonal fruit and several salads. $8. 10428 E. Jomax Road, Scottsdale; 480.515.3500; www.pinnaclegrille.com.

Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Month? Our childhood favorite can be partially traced back to ancient Rome, where similar recipes are mentioned in historic text. Brisket Grilled Cheese

Liberty Station American Tavern Smoked brisket is sandwiched between melted cheddar cheese and toasted brioche bread and the hearty dish is served with a rich housemade tomato soup. $13. 34522 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.595.9930; www.libertystationtavern.com.

Grilled Cheese & Ham

Market Street Kitchen Two kinds of cheese – cheddar and pepper jack – smother oven-roasted Italian rosemary ham on toasted brioche bread. A sister venue to Liberty Station, they also have the same savory soup as a pairing. $13. 20825 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.278.7044; www.marketstreetkitchen.com.

All American Grilled Cheese

AZ88 A massive helping of American, cheddar, Colby and Swiss cheeses is topped with thick bacon and fresh tomato slices, served on your choice of three types of bread: white, wheat or pumpernickel. $10. 7353 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale; 480.994.5576; www.az88.com.

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OBON SUSHI + BAR + RAMEN Tucson-based OBON opened a second location at Scottsdale Quarter last year. Known for its bold sushi offerings and hearty ramen, OBON’s menu encompasses a variety of Asian flavors including Korean bibimbop, poke bowls and papaya salad. The inventive cocktail list will provide the perfect complement to any dish. Open daily at 11 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday starting at 12 p.m.). Happy hour daily from 3 to 6 p.m. 15037 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 602.491.2796; www.obonsushi.com; $$

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AMERICAN

COWBOY CIAO This longtime Old Town Scottsdale establishment combines flavors of the Southwest with occasional Italian, Mexican, Pan-Asian and Native American influences. And oenophiles will bow down to their impressive selection of wine with a list, called the Big Book, that holds over 2,000 selections. Lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. 7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.946.3111; www.cowboyciao.com; $$$ CRAFT 64 This neighborhood kitchen and bar boasts an extensive local craft beer and wine list to pair with their woodfired pizzas. Their mozzarella is made in-house daily and local farmers are the source of their produce. Happy hour is offered daily from 4 to 7 p.m. 6922 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.946.0542; www.craft64.com; $$ THE VIG The Vig has been a Valleywide hot spot for a fun, friendly place to gather with friends and family. Enjoy bocce ball and live music on the patio while dining on diverse gastropub fare and an extensive beer and cocktail list. Open for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two locations in Scottsdale: McCormick Ranch and McDowell Mountain; www.thevig.us; $$

BARBECUE

ARIZONA BBQ SHACK Arizona BBQ Shack is under new ownership as of 2016 but mouthwatering barbecue is still its mission. Meats are dry-rubbed with a special house blend of spices then smoked up to 10 hours. A wide selection of barbecue meats – such as pulled pork, brisket and smoked bratwurst – pair well with three choices of housemade barbecue sauce and many Southern side dishes. Stop by on Saturday for their brisket burnt ends special. Closed Sunday. 8471 E. McDonald Drive, Scottsdale; 480.948.4227; www.arizonabbqshack2016.com; $$ BRYAN’S BLACK MOUNTAIN BARBECUE Bryan’s menu offers a variety of barbecue meats available as sandwiches or plates, plus combos with twists on classic sides like their famous olive coleslaw and six pack cowboy beans. On Friday, they serve a special of sauteed mesquite flour-dusted frog legs with preserved lemon tartar

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sauce. Check their website for events and live music. No reservations. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Monday. 6130 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.575.7155; www.bryansbarbecue. com; $$ HANDLEBAR J Known as “Scottsdale’s Original Rib House,” Handlebar J is a one-of-akind saloon that first opened in 1966 and has been owned/operated by the Herndon family since 1975. This Western-themed establishment is famous for its slow-cooked pork ribs. Check out the calendar for live music by The Herndon Brothers band and line dancing classes. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Closed Monday. 7116 E. Becker Lane, Scottsdale; 480.948.0110; www.handlebarj.com; $$ STARLITE BBQ Hailing from the folks behind Ocotillo, Starlite BBQ is a new casual neighborhood barbecue joint offering smoked and grilled meats along with specialty cocktails, craft beers and wine. Chow down on ribs, brisket and chicken that are smoked with local pecan and mesquite woods native to the Arizona desert. Appetizers and sandwiches, like the porky fries and the smoked and grilled meatloaf sandwich, bring variety to the menu. 7620 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale; 480.553.9330; www.starlitebbq.com; $$

DESSERT

FROZEN PENGUIN Family-friendly Frozen Penguin is a locally owned ice cream shop. They specialize in made-to-order ice cream sandwiches. Guests can choose from a wide selection of cookies, brownies, ice cream flavors and toppings to build a sandwich to their creative heart’s content. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Odysea in the Desert, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale; 480.646.6070; $ SCOOP AND JOY LOUNGE Scoop and Joy Lounge is a smallbatch ice cream and boba tea parlor. Their menu features old-fashioned ice cream dressed up in fun toppings with freshly baked waffle cups and cookies. In addition to frozen treats, they serve fresh pastries, sandwiches, salads, coffee and smoothies. Open weekdays at 7 a.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. until late. 9397 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.889.4901; www.scoopandjoylounge.com; $


THE CITY CREAMERY At The City Creamery, a lot of love goes into their homemade ice cream as they are hand-churned in small batches. This family-run business makes their ice cream in-house every day, making classic and unique flavors that rotate daily. Guests also have the option to take home their favorites in pints or as big as half gallons. Open daily at 11 a.m. 6268 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.397.1130; www.citycreameryicecream.com; $

ETHNIC

BRAT HAUS Brat Haus is Scottsdale’s premier beer garden and is widely known for its housemade bratwursts and craft beer selection. Guests can order a la carte or take on a flight of gourmet brats and beers if they want to sample a little of everything. 3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.4006; www. brathausaz.com; $$ NONNA URBAN EATERY Nestled in Old Town Scottsdale, this diverse restaurant is a combination of traditional dishes from around the world and fusion fare. Pastas are housemade and chef offers a fresh fish entree daily. Some of the favorites include chicken mole tamales, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, and green chicken curry. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. Brunch on Sunday. 7240 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.663.3296; www.nonnascottsdale.com; $$ SIMON’S HOT DOGS Simon’s Hot Dogs is a family-run restaurant serving hot dogs the Colombian way. Simon’s signature dog, The Colombian, is a street food staple with your choice of a premium all-beef hot dog, Colombian chorizo, a handmade German-style bratwurst, or a vegan hot dog topped with pineapple, mozzarella, Simon’s sauce and crushed potato chips. This fast-casual eatery offers dozens of hot dog variations and a vegan alternative for nearly every item on their menu. Try one of their imported Colombian sodas or a bottle of Arizona craft beer. Open daily at 11 a.m. 4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.426.9218; www.simonshotdogs.net; $

ITALIAN

DEFALCO’S ITALIAN DELI & GROCERY This family-run deli is known for the fine Italian ingredients used in their hearty sandwiches and housemade pastas and pizzas. The Maximus is a cold meat-lover’s sandwich stuffed with prosciutto, capocollo, genoa

salami, mortadella and provolone cheese. The Centurion Calzone is also not to be missed. As a market, DeFalco’s is ideal for shopping hardto-find Italian imports and specialty sausages. During the lunch hour, expect a line wrapped around the deli counter. Call ahead for takeout to skip the line. 2334 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.8660; www. defalcosdeli.com; $$ SAPORI D’ITALIA Sapori D’Italia is one of Fountain Hills’ premier spots for casual Italian dining. Husband and wife Gasper and Maria Manno are native Sicilians who have teamed up to serve authentic pizzas and classic housemade entrees to their guests. They bake in their woodfired oven and use quality imported ingredients. Happy hour specials from 4 p.m. until close Tuesday through Sunday in the bar only. Dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday. 11865 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills; 480.816.9535; www.saporiditaliaaz.com; $$ UNCLE SAL’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & BAR As rich in taste as it is in tradition, Uncle Sal’s is a local family-owned and -operated establishment for more than 30 years. They serve traditional Italian cuisine with fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks in a casual setting. Standout menu items include veal cuts served nearly a dozen different ways, a variety of pastas, and the rack of lamb marsala. Lunch served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner served nightly starting at 4 p.m. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.2533; www. unclesalsaz.com; $$

LATIN/MEXICAN

BURRITOHOLICS Feed your burrito addiction with allday breakfast burritos and specialty options like the El Puerco Loco made with slow-cooked green chile pork and the Bird N’ Turf made with grilled chicken and homemade chorizo. And for snacking, the fry plates are topped with cheese sauce, sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapenos, and your choice of meat. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 6920 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.488.9011; www.burritoholics.com; $-$$ EL ENCANTO The atmosphere of El Encanto is as vivacious as the many kinds of margaritas they serve by celebrating the sights, sounds and tastes of Mexico. El Encanto has been serving classic Mexican cuisine since 1989.

The slow-roasted pork carnitas and cheesy pollo fundido are some of their most popular entrees. Serving lunch and dinner, hours vary by location. Multiple locations throughout the northeast Valley, including Cave Creek, Desert Hills, Fountain Hills, and Odysea in the Desert; www.elencantorestaurants.com; $$ FRANK & LUPE’S For over 25 years, Frank & Lupe’s has been sharing their best family recipes with guests. The menu is blend of Mexican and New Mexican foods with familiar items like enchiladas, tacos, chili relleno and chimichangas. Try the Santa Fe fresco caprese with a hint of New Mexican chile oil as an appetizer for the table. Patio happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4121 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale; 480.990.9844; www. frankandlupes.com; $$ LOS OLIVOS MEXICAN PATIO Los Olivos has been an Arizona tradition dating back 70 years. Their Mexican food is regionally Sonoran cuisine; therefore, guests can expect to see soft, thinly-stretched flour tortillas, machaca and burros on the menu. The cheese crisp and sour cream enchiladas are two of their most popular items. Open daily from 11 a.m. 7328 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale; 480.946.2256; www.losolivosrestaurants.com; $$

SEAFOOD

AHI POKI BOWL Ahi Poki Bowl is a fusion between Hawaiian cuisine and a California coastal kitchen concept. Guests can customize their bowls with fresh seafood and select from an assortment of toppings including avocado, edamame, seaweed, furikake and several sauces. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2805 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.219.9310; www.ahipokibowl.com; $$ COCONUT’S FISH CAFE Coconut’s Fish Cafe is a Hawaiianbased eatery famous for its fish tacos. Home of the Zagat-rated “Perfect Fish Taco,” they use grilled ono and mahi mahi tossed with organic tomato salsa, housemade coleslaw and mango salsa on a white corn tortilla. Guests can choose between a variety of grilling seasonings as well. Two locations in Scottsdale; www.coconutsaz.com; $$ EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD Eddie V’s is known for their superb seafood and lively cocktail lounge.

Fish is flown in daily, tortillas are made fresh by hand for the lobster tacos, and the crab cakes are made with a half-pound of jumbo lump crab meat. Guests can enjoy live jazz music in the lounge every night. Happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Open for dinner nightly at 4 p.m. At Scottsdale Quarter, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.730.4800; www.eddiev.com; $$$-$$$$

STEAKHOUSE

BOURBON STEAK Bourbon Steak is a sophisticated steakhouse by award-winning chef Michael Mina. Guests can indulge in fine cuts of beef and poultry slowpoached in butter along with modern American sides. The tuna tartare with ancho chile, Asian pear, mint and pine nuts is an exquisite appetizer. Beef connoisseurs may be particularly interested in the selection of both Japanese and American wagyu beef. Call on the in-house sommelier to find the best wine to pair with dinner. Open for dinner service Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m. At Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale; 480.629.4922; www.scottsdaleprincess.com; $$$-$$$$ THE CAPITAL GRILLE The Capital Grille is a smart-casual dining destination that’s great for business lunches as well as elegant evenings. In addition to their classic dry-aged steaks and seafood entrees, the shareable sides like lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and au gratin potatoes are not to be missed. Gluten-sensitive guests can rejoice with nearly a full menu accommodating their dietary needs. Private dining available. Open for lunch weekdays at 11 a.m. Dinner served nightly starting at 5 p.m. At The Promenade, 16489 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.348.1700; www.thecapitalgrille.com; $$$-$$$$ J&G STEAKHOUSE Nestled inside The Phoenician, J&G Steakhouse serves fine dining classics interpreted by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Renowned chef de cuisine Jacques Qualin masterfully pairs awardwinning premium meats and fresh seafood with the finest local ingredients to provide a top-tier dining experience. Enjoy craft cocktails in the lounge nightly or dine al fresco on the scenic sunset patio. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.214.8000; www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com; $$$$

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CELEBRITY GAME NIGHT

Hosted by Kurt and Brenda Warner, this event welcomed celebrities and athletes to The Hangar to raise funds for the Warners’ nonprofit, Treasure House.

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Deborah Bateman and Lea Woodford

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Susan Ettinger and Lauren Bailey

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Paul Bissonnette and Annie Duli

Brijet Whitney, Amy Zarney and Subyn Wadsworth


HEARTS OF GOLD GALA

More than 400 guests gathered at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn to support the mission of Save the Family in its effort to help people overcome poverty and homelessness.

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Ashley King and Jackie Rutchik

Karen Wolf and Shari Appleman

Paris and Andrew Calhoon

Natasha and Stein Ericsson

Andrea Evans and JoAnn Holland

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BANNER BON SANTÉ BALL

Held at The Phoenician, Banner Health Foundation’s second annual gala benefited cardiovascular care programs and physician training at Banner – University Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson. The evening included inspiring guest speakers and entertainment.

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CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT

Celebrity Fight Night celebrated its 24th year in the Valley with a star-studded gala benefiting the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute as well as other charities. Held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, the evening included musical performances by renowned performers, including Steven Tyler and Kristin Chenoweth, while Grammy Award-winning country singer Reba McEntire hosted the event for her 13th year.

Billy and Janice Crystal

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Janine Dunn and Barbara Brooks

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn

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Frances and Smokey Robinson

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Mike and Cassandra Ravenhill

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SCOTTSDALE FASHION WEEK OPENING NIGHT

The opening night of Scottsdale Fashion Week was held at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. Guests enjoyed a full bar, live entertainment by DJ and instrumentalist Natty Rico, a performance by electric string group Phat Strad, a jewelry display by Isaac Jewelers, and a multi-level fashion show by world-renowned designers Contessa LA.

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BLUE DOOR BALL

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale celebrated their Youth of the Year finalists at this signature gala. The evening took place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, featuring silent and live auctions, dinner and inspiring stories from youth.

Ryan Schwenn and Alison Pigott

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David and Tania Bennett

Nicole Willis and Ashley Honick

Bill and Stacey Richman

Heather Fann and Lauren Fann

Chris and Kendall Gooden

Gale Philips and Beth Rapasky

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Lish Bell

Maribeth Sublette and Sarah Pritchett

Cassie Heatherly and Ashley Rubio

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GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON

Attendees gathered at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn to help raise awareness about women’s heart disease. The event kicked off with a Go Red Interactive Expo followed by a Hands Only CPR Demonstration presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and a luncheon.

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Tiana Zang and Melissa Norman

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Tune into your inner popstar at Blind Dragon, Scottsdale’s newest karaoke lounge

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Old Town Scottsdale is turning up the heat – and music – with its latest nightlife offering: Blind Dragon. The karaoke concept is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based h.wood Group – best-known for Bootsy Bellows, The NICE GUY, and several other popular bars and lounges on the West Coast – and Innovative Dining Group, of Sushi Roku fame. They brought on Hotel & Hospitality Group, LLC as partners, with Korey Boals (Arcadia Tavern and Bespoke Inn) taking on the dayto-day duties as the local managing partner. “The ultra-sleek karaoke lounge is slated to give Valley residents and visitors an exclusive entertainment experience like they may find in Hollywood or Las Vegas,” Boals says. “This Scottsdale location joins sister properties in both West Hollywood and Dubai.” The space itself is 8,500 square feet, and the design is striking and bold with vibrant, Asian-inspired artwork throughout, including a massive wall mural that runs the entire length of the lounge’s main bar, hand-painted by local artist Randall Hedden. And the lounge’s quirky life-size figurine of action star and world-renowned

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martial artist Bruce Lee will, no doubt, be the subject of many Instagram photo ops. “In addition to the interior’s aesthetic, guests will also be treated to a feast for the eyes with inventive and colorful cocktails and an Asian-inspired bites menu featuring bright, light tastes and a few heartier items,” Boals says. Each of the venue’s signature cocktails are $12, with the exception of their extralarge, strawberry-infused “Get Lei’d” sipper, which is $20 and served in a glamorous gold pineapple glass ($20). Don’t miss the classic mai tai, or other highlights including the Fu Manchu, an Asian twist on an OldFashioned. As for the food, the focus is on smaller bites ranging from $6 to $22 versus big portions or entrees. On the lighter end, there are the usual suspects of edamame and Asian chicken salad, while more filling fare includes a tuna poke bowl, short rib bao (a steamed bun), and wagyu sliders. But the true stars of the show at Blind Dragon are the six private karaoke suites, each equipped with multiple TV screens and audio systems (and the all-important mics!), oversized seating, private bar service, and access to more than 25,000 songs for patrons to belt out. Room sizes ranges from small to large, with varying costs per hour ($100-$200) and food and beverage minimums ($100-$200), as well as the capability of holding eight to 20 guests depending on the suite selected. Karaoke suites can be reserved in advance either online (recommended), via phone, or, if there are suites available upon arrival, they can be booked on the spot. There are also bottle service packages available in the private suites, which range from $425 to $1,000. Blind Dragon is open Thursday to Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and there is no cover charge. Blind Dragon, 7419 E. Indian Plaza Drive, Scottsdale; 480.907.5738; www.blinddragonscottsdale.com.


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