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his issue is of particular importance to me. Not only do I love December (partly because it’s my birthday month), but one year ago, the December issue was my very first So Scottsdale! magazine to produce, and I was writing this as my first introduction to you. It amazes me that one year has already gone by; the weeks and months tend to pass very quickly in the cyclical, deadline-driven world of magazine production. It’s been quite a journey, and as with any new venture, I’ve learned a lot and I’ve grown as a writer and editor. I have been honored and inspired to share the stories of the people who call Scottsdale home, and I look forward to sharing more of them in the issues to come. This month, I was particularly inspired by our cover story on Walt Brown Jr., who is a family man through and through. He got his start thanks to the generosity of his family, and he has continued to give back to his loved ones as well as the community. Read about his entrepreneurial endeavors, starting on page 56. Of course, it wouldn’t be the December issue without plenty of holiday cheer. Get the scoop on festive fun at resorts (page 76), spirited coffee concoctions (page 138), fashionable finds that will dazzle at your next soiree (pages 100 and 118), and take-home treats for your holiday dessert table (page 140). Plus, we’ve included new must-try restaurants (page 78), how to have the ultimate night on the town (page 87), and, just for fun, six things we’re loving this month (page 64). For most of us, December serves as a time for reflection, when we recap the past year and look forward to a fresh start in the new year. For me, joining So Scottsdale! as editor-in-chief indeed marked a new beginning, and it’s been a fulfilling and exciting adventure ever since. I wish the happiest of holidays to you and your families, and with this, here’s to commemorating 2016 – for all of us.

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

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t only age 35, Jennifer Schrader helped create and run a highly successful business whose tremendous growth has rippled throughout Scottsdale’s economy. As the chief operating officer and co-founder of Caliber – The Wealth Development Company, Schrader’s experience and expertise is that of entrepreneurs twice her age, and her drive shows no signs of slowing down.

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How to handle fine hair -Ask the exper up close Schrader was conditioned from birth to succeed in business. Growing up Brighton, Michigan, a small town less than 50 miles from Detroit, she was raised in the shadow of giant corporations like General Motors and Ford. Schrader’s family also instilled in her the values of hardwork, determination and giving back – foundations that have been a critical factor in achieving her goals and the success she achieved at Caliber. “I guess you could say that I exhibited important characteristics representative of being an entrepreneur from an early age,” Schrader says. “I have always felt that spirit, and I always wanted to have my own company and brand.” Inspired to work hard and think big, Schrader was financially independent long before most people and moved out on her own to study architecture and design in Detroit. “Always fiercely independent and resourceful, I moved out of the house at age 16, never asking for financial support, to start my life’s path. This was the pivotal moment in my personal life.” With a special interest in building preservation, she found her niche in flipping houses, launching a career to bring older homes into modern designs and pursuing her passion for blending history and modernity. “I embrace the challenge of how design has to be relevant now and into the future, to find beautiful ways to merge the classic with modern, and doing so in a way that will last for years to come.” Schrader blossomed into a successful real estate businesswoman and savvy negotiator as she bought, remodeled and sold homes for profit. But in 2007, the economy crashed, and the housing market was in crisis. Michigan was hit hard. “I noticed that the residential lending market was quickly drying up and homes were losing value by the day. Looking for a more favorable business climate, I packed up my belongings and headed to Arizona.”

Scottsdale brought new potential for gathering funds from individual accredited investors at a time when there was virtually no access to capital from banks, especially for real estate. “Scottsdale is very opportunistic. State and local government leaders maintain a ‘pro-business’ environment and we have been able to create jobs and grow our investor clients’ wealth at the same time,” Schrader says. “Scottsdale is the perfect blend of quality of life, people and a business-friendly environment.” In 2008, at only 26 years old, Schrader officially co-founded Caliber with business partner Chris Loeffler. Today, Caliber is a diversified real estate wealth development company that provides alternative strategies for clients in residential, hospitality and commercial industries valued in the hundreds of millions. Their unique approach to offer acquisition, development, management and resale services – all in-house – has attracted some of the biggest businesses in the state and country.

Accolades and Challenges In her role, Schrader oversees Caliber’s acquisition and repositioning of properties throughout Arizona, totaling more than $200 million, from office complexes and

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hotels to student housing and residential apartments. In the past year alone, Caliber completed the construction of Bahia 101 (a 40,000-square-foot office complex in North Scottsdale), purchased four hotels and announced a new sustainable building project called The Roosevelt, Tempe’s first “Net Zero Energy” townhome development that will rely on little to no utilitysupplied energy. She also does something most executives do not: With her architecture and design background, Schrader leads the design, renovation and remodeling aspects of all the properties Caliber acquires. Schrader says her biggest hurdle on the road to success was shattering the preconceived perception that age equals know-how. “One challenge of being a young entrepreneur is that some people want to see gray hair, which can imply experience,” Schrader says. “Our business is building alternative wealth for our investors using real estate. That challenge has been overcome as representative of our growth success and our credible reputation of doing and delivering on what we say.” Helping support this reputation are multiple acknowledgments, including the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Economic Driver Award in 2016 and the 2016 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics. Schrader herself was recently named one of the Top 50 Under 40 by Real Estate Forum magazine and a 2016 AZRE Top Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate. With any challenge as a young entrepreneur comes perseverance, and it’s Schrader’s innate entrepreneurial spirit that’s motivated her. “I have always been the type to recognize and push my comfort zone and boundaries,” Schrader says. “This allows for growth as not only an entrepreneur but also as a human being.”

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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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PASSWORD: PROTECTED

Zach Fuller of Silent Sector revolutionizes cyber security BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

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nformation travels faster than ever before and needs to be just as swiftly protected. As a founding partner of Silent Sector Cyber Security Solutions (www.silentsectorcyber.com), Zach Fuller is a security guru devoted to developing unique security processes that achieve exactly this. “Today, I see a strong need in the industry to bridge the gap between the brilliant technology minds and the many organizations that need to implement better security practices,” Fuller says. Fuller graduated as a special forces engineer from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Fuller pursued his entrepreneurial passions. “With my background in building businesses and two partners with 20-plus years each in cyber security, my business partners and I found the opportunity to transform the industry as we know it.” And transform it they did! Silent Sector opened its doors in early 2016 and provides unparalleled security solutions to impactful organizations. Solutions include security assessments, personnel training and process development. Fuller notes that Silent Sector serves a wide range of companies and organizations that hold some type of sensitive information and need to protect it.

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What do you enjoy most about what you do? I really enjoy creating awareness and educating people about security concepts. I like associating with the brilliant technical people in the security industry and then presenting their value to the general public using simplified and effective messaging. What are your other passions? I love the outdoors. I spend time mountain biking, hiking, four-wheel driving and camping. Arizona is such a great place for outdoor adventure that it’s hard to spend too much time inside an office! What do you enjoy most about living in Arizona? I’ve lived in seven different states, and Arizona is my favorite by far. We have beautiful areas for outdoor adventure while still having plenty of city life. I love that it’s a great place to do business thanks to the low cost of living, taxes and many initiatives by the cities and state. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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A NEW STAGE Adanna Esemonu, 2016 Miss Black Arizona, begins her next big venture BY BRITTANY MARONEY PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

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orn in Arizona as a child in a family of 10, Adanna Esemonu found her voice by singing songs and performing plays for her large family. A natural entertainer, she later would take those talents to the stage and be crowned the 2016 Miss Black Arizona. But the competitive beauty circuit has proved to be more than just a platform for her shining personality – it’s given her a voice to help inspire others. “Winning Miss Black Arizona put me in a position to be a role model, which I have found to be an incredible blessing,” she says. “I feel empowered and most humbled by the honor.” In her role, Esemonu chose two platforms to stand behind: Helping those who have experienced domestic violence and psychological abuse and raising awareness about social and racial injustice. “I’ve aided children and their families, inspired confidence in young women and proven that my position is much more than a pageant, gowns and a glistening crown. I have many passions, and I am now able to shine light onto every one of them.” With the crown now being passed to a new exceptional woman, Esemonu’s next step is to take those passions and inspire business owners. In spring 2017, she has plans to launch her company, AECREATEUS and its website www. aecreatus.co, which will help entrepreneurs network with investors and businesses.

Etc. What do you hope AECREATEUS will grow to be? Long term, we will work toward a unit of top entrepreneur consultants who will help develop relationships with individuals and corporations who are seeking provision in their innovations. What have you learned from your year as Miss Black Arizona? I have learned to listen to my inner voice, not what others want me to be. A strong woman is one who does not entertain doubters and doesn’t believe in stereotypes. She ignores the limitations society and the media try to set for her. What are three of your favorite Scottsdale restaurants for drinks or dinner? I love Cafe Monarch, Mastro’s City Hall and afternoon tea at The Phoenician! SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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hett Doolittle is the CEO of Bluume, a local consulting company where being on-trend is second nature to the business. So, it’s no wonder that he is quite trendy himself, both in and out of his office. “I’ve always had the belief that you perform better if you feel good about the way you look and feel,” Doolittle says. For this leader, it’s all about the right suit and the perfect fit; most of Doolitte’s clothes are custom-tailored by Evan Delaney and finished with fun details, including a pattern in the fabric of his jackets or “Doo It” inscribed on the underside of his collars. “I would consider my style at the office to be stylish with a splash of edge,” says Doolittle, noting that in addition to Evan Delaney, his favorite retailers include Ted Baker and Nordstrom. In fact, Doolittle’s style inspired his employees at the first company he founded, so much so that they began to sport custom clothing like their boss. “I believe that if I’m performing at a high level and dressing well, then others will follow – and they did. We were crushing it in results and we looked good, too.” When it comes to business, Doolittle notes that the right suit or jacket can have a positive influence on how people interact with you. “I still like navy and black as the base color of my suits, but it has to have something that makes it different. I like a subtle pattern or colored window panes in the jacket or suit that stand out.”

ALL IN THE DETAILS

Rhett Doolittle shares his knack for fine-tuning fashion BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

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What are some items you are excited to wear this winter season? Living in Arizona, we don’t really get a winter, so I’d be excited if it just gets cold enough to wear a jacket. However, I’ll probably travel back east and then I’ll be excited to layer things. What is your fashion must-have? Colorful socks! What do you love most about what you do? I love leading and developing people. I try to create a fun culture at my company. Everyone expects each other to perform at a high level, but we have fun as well. If you’re not having fun in life, then you need to make a change!

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her style

FUR BABIES AND FASHION Noelle Creamer on the art of blending everything from classic couture to canine chic BY BRITTANY MARONEY PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

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oelle Creamer always knew that she loved fashion, but it wasn’t until her husband surprised her with her first puppy did she find her obsession for all things dog-related. Lee, her Chow Chow, opened up a new world and inspired her fashion line: Farfetched Apparel (www.farfetchedapparel.com). “When one pup turned to four, I knew I had found something special. I became obsessed with creating a wearable line for dog-fanatical people like myself to display their love of animals to the world, and thus Farfetched Apparel was born!” Creamers says. The selfcoined “For the Dog Obsessed” site soon became an online hit. When she’s not wearing her puppy apparel, Creamer enjoys blending both high- and low-end fashion. She frequents shops like H&M, Topshop or Zara and mixes them with higher end items, premium denim, classic designer bags and shoes, and great vintage pieces. “My personal style isn’t so much about sticking to certain colors or patterns,” Creamer says. “If I love the fabric, the stitching is good, and the silhouette works well for me, then it’s a win! I don’t mind taking risks with my style, and it’s reflected in the variety of pieces I have in my wardrobe.” What’s hot this winter? Graphic and slogan tees are definitely a wardrobe staple because of their versatility. You can pair them with pretty much anything like miniskirts or your favorite denim. Metallic prints are standing out this season, as well as cuts that include off-the-shoulder and “boyfriend” styles that have a looser, more relaxed fit. What are your some great gift-giving ideas from your line? You can’t go wrong with one of our best-selling slogan tees! They make the perfect gifts for the person who has everything. Our rubber iPhone cases and ceramic coffee mugs have fun sayings and make great stocking stuffers for dog lovers, too. What are your three favorite accessories? My wedding ring, my Tom Ford sunglasses and my Adidas Superstar shoes.

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Discover the hottest new beauty treatments! Ask the specialist – Ashleigh Ortega, owner of Scottsdale’s first-ever injectable bar

What is the newest and most popular treatment you offer at Injexts? By far, it is Kybella. I can’t keep it on the shelves. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to permanently eliminate the double chin.

What is Kybella? Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in our bodies. When directly injected into the fat cells under the chin, the fat cells are permanently destroyed. Even clinical trials showed that when the participants gained weight after treatment their double chin did not return.

How many treatments and how much down time can be expected? Kybella usually takes two to three sessions but may take up to four to six sessions in certain patients. Patients can return to work and exercise the next day. Some swelling can be expected for three days to one week so planning around major life events is important.

What else is hot at Injexts? Injexts is like a drive-thru Botox service. Once you are an established client, appointments are no more than 10 minutes in length. Your Botox formula is electronically stored and drawn up just before your appointment so that when you walk in, your Botox is ready for you. You can easily grab lunch and Botox on your lunch break.

I read that you do PRP treatments. What is that? PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma treatments. Your blood is drawn from your arm and spun in a centrifuge. After 10 minutes, your plasma is separated from your white blood cells and red blood cells. Your plasma is rich with your own growth factors and other nutrients, so you can inject your plasma back into your face and body to help with fine lines, acne scarring and stretch marks, or inject the

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plasma into your scalp in areas that have early hair loss patterns. Growth factors stimulate the hair follicle’s growth.

You are both a doctor and a nurse. Can you explain that? Absolutely! I have been a registered nurse since 1999. My background was in orthopedics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and then I continued to assist my husband, Dr. Gil Ortega at his orthopedic trauma and hip replacement practice at Sonoran Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons in Scottsdale when we relocated 10 years ago. My passion to become a nurse practitioner (NP) was completed in 2013 after graduating from Arizona State University, which was one of the first universities to roll over from a masters-level NP program to the DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) program. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Injexts is my own practice, and I am independent from a medical doctor.

Do you have any specials this month? Yes, mention So Scottsdale! and receive 10% off any treatment or SkinMedica product. You can also buy four or more SkinMedica products and receive 25% off your purchase.

How do I book an appointment? You can download the free Injexts app or book 24/7 at www.injexts.com. If you are unsure of a treatment, book a free skin care consultation, or call us at 480.586.3789.

Injexts is located at 10201 N. Scottsdale Road at Sachi Salon Studios on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Gold Dust Avenue.

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PROMISE BALL

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1. Sheri Sender, Herve Leger dress.

7. Bonnie Marshall, Musani dress and ED Marshall jewelry.

2. Marcella Yates, dress from private collection.

8. Kirin Christianson, Colors at Glam Squad dress and ED Marshall jewelry.

3. Kelly LaSlavic, dress from Windsor.

9. Payal Patel, Ralph Lauren dress.

4. Nicole LaSlavic, Pamella Roland dress.

10. Tina Hays, MUXXN dress.

5. Sarah Cady, Alice + Olivia dress.

11. Lindsay Kerns, Monique Lhuillier dress.

6. Jackie Maertz, Nightway dress.

12. Kelly Leyba, Sangria dress.

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1. Abby Matthews, Alexis dress.

7. Heather TindaII, Donna Karan outfit.

2. Kathleen Thomas, Chadury dress.

8. Joanne Gain, Ralph Lauren dress.

3. Marcie Wray, Gianni Bini dress.

9. Vicki Shearer, JKARA dress.

4. Shi FeIiciano, Badgley Mischka dress.

10. Carrie Halt, Badgley Mischka outfit.

5. Camerone Parker, dress of her own design.

11. Lisa Stefkovich, Ralph Lauren dress.

6. Lynn Struzan, Eva Varro dress.

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Almost anyone involved in the local business, philanthropy or social scene has heard of Walt Brown Jr. The proud father of two has a reputation as a sort of modern day Renaissance man when it comes to his career and the charities he supports. Not surprising to those closest to him, his No. 1 priority isn’t the businesses he runs or countless nonprofits he supports, but it is, instead, being there for his family.

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Perhaps it’s Brown’s solid priorities that helped him to turn a $6,000 loan more than two decades ago into multimilliondollar companies today.

HARDWORK AND FAMILY SUPPORT The youngest of five children, Brown is originally from New Mexico and moved to Southern California after college to pursue a career in real estate. Although he earned a business degree from the University of New Mexico, he says that he had originally planned to be a dentist. Yet, it was Brown’s early knack for business that became the focal point of his career. “I started work at 12 years old at an upholstery shop down the street from my family’s house,” Brown says. “I worked there for three years, and when I turned 15, I asked for a raise from $1 to $2 per hour. When they wouldn’t give me a raise, I went home and asked my dad for a $10,000 loan so I could start my own business. “He borrowed the money on his house, and then I started a business, which I subsequently sold for just short of $200,000 just before I graduated high school. I remodeled my parents’ house with a large portion of the profits before going off to college.” Brown says that his career took off with help from his supportive family, and a loan from his brother to attend real estate school. Now, as the founder, chief executive officer and designated broker of Diversified Partners, a successful commercial real estate company, as well as the self-proclaimed “driver of the ship” for Brown’s Classic Autos, he is humble when he reflects on his beginnings. “I grew up in a very close family setting – I had great parents, great brothers and sisters and a work ethic that was second to none. I was always accountable, always dealt with integrity, and made sure my word, as well as the family’s word, was good,” he says. “There was and is a lot of love and a lot of close family bonding.” Regarding where he is today, Brown notes that key relationships, being humble, making good choices, delivering on his word, and a having a steadfast desire to make sure that it’s all assembled with great people have been huge drivers of his success.

“I have been able to surround myself with great friends and associates who make me look great. Of course, it started with a loan from my big brother, who paid for my real estate school. I used to say to him every day, ‘I need to find what I love’ as I firmly believe if you do what you believe in and love, the rest is easy.”

CLASSIC CARS, REAL ESTATE AND COMMUNITY TIES Instead of just sticking with one career path, Brown has chosen, and impressively balanced, two. Brown’s Classic Autos, which he says was originally started by his dad in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1953, is described as a “concierge service to the classic, custom and collector car enthusiast.” The company buys, sells and services classic cars, which are a passion of Brown’s. “When I moved here [to Phoenix], I grabbed ahold of the new age of classic cars and felt it was important to raise the bar,” Brown says. “The fact is that I love classic cars – absolutely love them – and I wanted to keep up my dad’s history and what he built.” With roughly $10 million in inventory on any single day, Brown credits his company’s successes – including being the largest consignment program in the U.S. – to his team, customers and connections. “We have great relationships with all users, owners and other dealers,” Brown explains. “Most importantly is our relationship with Barrett-Jackson, as their team, including Craig Jackson, has been so crucial to our success and is really an important reason we are so successful.” In fact, Brown credits Barrett-Jackson for where his company is today. “They are the best in the industry, and they want the market and the cars to be the best they can be. The fact is that Brown’s would never be where we are today without them and the great input from their team.” Of course, for Brown, it all comes down to passion, including every last detail. “I love building the best classic cars in the nation. I love designing and walking through the final details and then smoking the tires down the street or on the

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racetrack. Nothing about this is difficult because I love it.” In addition to classic cars, one of Brown’s other passions is developing real estate, so it was 25 years ago that he founded Diversified Partners. According to Brown, the company offers real estate development services, property management and tenant expansion services throughout the U.S. “I love deals and I love design. This applies to the 3 million square feet of buildings I have designed, built and developed,” he says. “I also love problemsolving, I love teamwork and I just really love solving problems and the big picture. I have never worked a day in my life since I started developing real estate.” Diversified Partners has been responsible for several well-known Valley buildings, including many in Scottsdale and the East Valley, and the company has several projects lined up for 2017. So, how does Brown balance both businesses? With a positive attitude and the right people, he says. “Great team members in both companies have made us who we are and defined us every day.” One aspect that’s important to Brown is making sure that his businesses give back to the community. Each year, through donations and a memorable Christmas party, his companies support the TGen Foundation, the Foundation for Blind Children, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Thunderbirds Charities, the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund and more. Brown also supports these charities in his personal time, too. And speaking of personal time, while Brown’s career successes are no doubtedly a major part of who he is, there is nothing more important than his family, especially his two sons. He enthusiastically shares that his goal of “being the best dad ever” comes before anything else. “I have two sons: Wally, a teenager, and Cooper, who is five. Nothing is more important than my children, absolutely nothing,” he says. “The good news is that they both love cars as well as property tours, so they know and love what we do. They are the loves of my life.” To learn more about Brown’s business ventures, visit www.brownsclassicautos.com and www.dpcre.com.

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While we won’t see the likes of snow here in Scottsdale, there are telltale glimpses of the season all around. Storefronts are decked out in red, white and green while window displays are strewn with gilded objets d’art and shimmering silver tinsel. Lights twinkle throughout town, in neighborhoods and at shopping centers, and restaurants glow with the warm ambiance of loved ones toasting good cheer. Alas, the holidays have arrived – may yours be merry and bright. Photo taken at Z Gallerie at Kierland Commons, Nov. 4 at 6:10 p.m. DECEMBER 2016 |

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Tea Time

If your java is giving you too much jolt, perhaps it’s time you check out Teaspressa, which opened this fall in Downtown Scottsdale. Teaspressa uses tea, rather than espresso, to create gourmet coffee-like beverages with the same pick-me-up as coffee – but without the often-experienced caffeine crash. For the holidays, you (or someone on your gift list) can brew some at home with Teaspressa’s holiday gift set. The set includes all four of Teaspressa’s signature tea blends, plus Peppermint Sugar Cubes for a seasonal spin and a moka pot for brewing. Get inspired on Teaspressa’s site with recipes for DIY luxe lattes and holiday entertaining ideas. The set is available online for $98 at www.teaspressa.com.

The Inaugural Scottsdazzle

Scottsdale is getting a seasonal takeover with the first-ever Scottsdazzle, a celebration of the holidays running through Jan. 1, 2017. Poinsettias and holiday decor will line the streets of Downtown Scottsdale, gingerbread houses will adorn the windows along 5th Avenue (which will be dubbed “Sugar Plum Avenue”), and a life-size menorah will be lit nightly at Civic Center Plaza. At the heart of it all will be a tree that glows with more than 1 million customizable lighting options from its perch on Soleri Bridge.  Special events will include outdoor concerts on select Saturday evenings, a Cowboy Christmas with The Singing Cowboy, a Santa-themed ArtWalk, and a Santa Wine Around. In addition to 5th Avenue’s decor, every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. will feature live entertainment and happy hour specials at participating bars and restaurants, and on select Saturdays, 5th Avenue shops will have shopping specials. Discover all the details and entertainment schedules at www.scottsdazzle.com.

A New Way to Shop

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For many men, the idea of going shopping is about as thrilling as going to the dentist. And while online shopping is much easier, there’s the risk of ordering the wrong size and the hassle of returns. That’s where one of Scottsdale Quarter’s newest stores comes into play. Bonobos Guideshop is a new take on retail pioneered by the online brand, blending online and offline shopping and giving men an easier experience. The store stocks one size of everything carried on its website. Simply select what you’d like to try on – merchandise ranges from suits and shirts to golf apparel and GoodSport activewear – and then an order can be placed for you right in store by one of Bonobos’ Guides, who act as personal shoppers. This eliminates the chances of something not fitting, and since inventory isn’t spread across multiple stores, more size and style options are readily available. Bonus: Your purchases are shipped to you free-of-charge. www.bonobos.com.

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One of Scottsdale’s newest boutique gyms is comprised of four color-coded rooms with varying exercises, all adding up to one great workout. Located at The Shops at Gainey Ranch, BodyVision delivers a one-hour, heart-rate based interval workout to help build lean muscle and scorch calories – up to 500-1,500 per workout! The blue and green rooms focus on cardio, with massive HD projector screens displaying music videos, trivia or picturesque scenery, while the orange and yellow rooms offer strength training and stability. In addition to the workout regime, BodyVision offers nutritional counseling and hormone therapy. Try your first week free; memberships start at $79. www.bodyvision.com.

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CRAFT YOUR OWN COCKTAIL Entertaining Made Easy With all the holiday hosting you’re bound to be doing, take the guesswork and time out of cocktail-making (and impress all of your guests!) with VITANI, ready-todrink martinis made with premium vodka that are making their Arizona debut. Flavors include a cosmo, citrus ginger, cucumber, elderpear (pear, honey and elderflower) and, of course, the tried-andtrue dirty martini – already shaken and stirred so all you have to do is chill, pour and enjoy. Find them at select AJ’s Fine Foods and The Westin Kierland Resort.

Bigger, Brighter and Better!

London Gold is dazzling the Valley once again! Its flagship location at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard is unveiling a beautiful remodel and expansion, featuring a building design that marries classic and contemporary styles.   Join London Gold in celebrating its grand reopening and designer trunk show over three days of indulgence. The festivities will take place Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m., as well as Dec. 2-3 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those who attend the trunk show will have the opportunity to meet exclusive London Gold designers and see their new pieces. The celebration will include an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music by local musician Gal Drimmer, and an art exhibit by local artist Kim Rawdin. As an added treat, London Gold will pay your sales tax during the celebration (restrictions may apply). London Gold’s updated state-of-theart facility includes an expanded creative space and showroom so that local artisans and talented craftsmen can continue to use cutting-edge technology to fashion unique jewelry designs in-house. The jewelry mecca has also recently added a number of coveted designer collections to its lineup, including Sophia by Design, Hera, Beverley K Collection, Meira T, I.Reiss, Isadora, and Yael Designs. London Gold, which has been a Valley staple for nearly 40 years, continues to offer a large selection of loose certified diamonds, engagement rings, watches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and custom-designed pieces. 10441 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.367.1717; www.londongold.com.

Mixology 101 Just in time for your next holiday party, brush up on your bartending know-how at jade bar’s Mixology 101 series. Each class is inspired by a different spirit, and the bar’s mixologists will lend their expertise in the art of cocktail creation. Expect to learn tricks of the trade such as technique, spirit details, and the history behind each cocktail. And, the final exam here is a fun one – you’ll get to taste at least three cocktails that are part of each Saturday session’s theme: hot drinks (Dec. 3), holiday party (Dec. 10) and Champagne cocktails (Dec. 17). Classes will take place at 12 p.m. and are $40 per person. Reservations required. www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.

6 THINGS WE’RE LOVING THIS MONTH 1. Getting glamorous for a holiday party at The Sparkle Bar. 2. M  aking farm-to-table feasts with goodies from the Old Town Farmers’ Market each Saturday. 3. Waking up early for “Sunrise in the Skyspace” at SMoCA Dec. 16. 4. P  laying a quick game of golf at the recently reopened, nine-hole Squire course at Starfire Golf Club. 5. P  erfecting our painting skills while sipping wine at the Montelucia’s Corks and Canvas events (Dec. 2, 9 and 16). 6. S  topping in for a bike repair and gourmet coffee at the newly opened Regroup Coffee + Bicycles.

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Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ ARTrageous Benefit Gala includes pre- and post-parties, dinner and a concert. This year’s entertainer will be Michael Feinstein, who interprets songs from legends like Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra. Proceeds support Scottsdale Arts and its programs. Concert and after-party only, $149; gala, auction, dinner, concert and after-party, $500-$1,000. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Dec. 3, 6 p.m. Join The Arizona Burn Foundation as they celebrate their signature holiday event, The Holiday Festival of Trees. Held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, the 18th annual gala will include beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and other festive finishes that will be up for grabs in a silent auction. There will also be holiday music, dinner and spirits. Proceeds benefit The Arizona Burn Foundation. $400. www.azfestivaloftrees.com.

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Dec. 9, 4-7:30 p.m. Head to the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for a joyous occasion of holiday shopping with local vendors. Guests can sample the resort’s signature wine and holiday bites while enjoying the soulful sounds of Phoenix’s own Obadiah Parker. There will even be special snow shows at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank. Free. www.montelucia.com.

26th Annual Poinsettia Tea Dec. 11, 2 p.m. The nonprofit organization Duet is hosting its 26th Annual Poinsettia Tea at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. Guests will enjoy traditional tea, sandwiches, scones and other delightful pastries while electric violinist Elizabeth Bacher will perform and Destry Jetton, the Arizona midday host for 12 News, will serve as mistress of ceremonies. The afternoon tea supports Duet’s mission to promote health and wellbeing. $70. www.duetaz.org.

GREAT EVENTS TO ATTEND THIS MONTH! BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

Nautical Nights New Year’s Eve Dec. 31, 8 p.m.–2 a.m.

Desert Foundation Ball Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m. This year, 11 debutantes from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the Arcadia area will be presented to the community at the 50th annual Desert Foundation Ball, hosted by the Desert Foundation Auxiliary. The black-tie affair will be held at The Phoenician. Guests will dine on a gourmet meal, watch the debutantes’ introductions, and dance the evening away in celebration. Proceeds will be distributed to Feeding Matters. Juniors, $232; adults, $412. www.desertfoundationauxiliary.org.

NYE3 2016 Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Every year, the New Year’s Eve event at Talking Stick Resort is one of the top Las Vegas-style parties in town – and it’s actually three parties in one. Attendees will have access to three spaces offering unique types of entertainment, including Wanted: A Tribute to Bon Jovi, Discolicious (a disco/funk band) and three different DJs. Dinner package, $150; party package, $125. www.talkingstickresort.com.

Ring in 2017 at the Modern Grove Views Nautical Nights New Year’s Eve celebration. The newly opened restaurant at OdySea in the Desert will transform into a luxury yacht, with panoramic windows and a rooftop sky deck overlooking the OdySea Aquarium’s Dolphinaris exhibit and Oasis lounge. Tickets include appetizers, a Champagne toast, entertainment and a glass of house wine or draft beer. $80. www.mgfreshconcepts.com.

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Dec. 10-11, registration at 8 a.m. Open to the public, the second annual Golf Open Championship at The Westin Kierland Golf Club offers two rounds of golf, lunch each day and a variety of special prizes. The course features 27 holes that form a complementary collection of nines – each with its own distinct style and strategy. Do not miss your chance to earn the title of Club Champion! $199. www.kierlandgolf.com.

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LAS NOCHES DE LAS LUMINARIAS Through Dec. 31, Desert Botanical Garden Thousands of twinkling lights and more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags make this seasonal event at Desert Botanical Garden a must. A handbell choir will play music and a buffet dinner will be available for an additional cost. Or, opt to dine at the garden’s on-site restaurant, Gertrude’s (reservations highly recommended). 5:30-9:30 p.m. on select dates; see event website for details. $10-$30. www.dbg.org.

WHITE CHRISTMAS Dec. 3, Arizona Biltmore Gold Room Dreaming of a white Christmas? Make that dream a reality at the annual White Christmas gala benefitting Ryan House. Enjoy a nostalgic evening commemorating the musical classic White Christmas, written by Irving Berlin poolside at Arizona Biltmore. The event will transport you to a glamorous nightclub experience, featuring fine dining, dancing and entertainment. Be sure to come dressed to impress – attire is a tuxedo or a white dinner jacket for men and evening gowns for the ladies. 6:30 p.m. $500. www.ryanhouse.org.

ZOOLIGHTS Through Jan. 8, Phoenix Zoo This annual event is celebrating 25 years, and it’s a fun tradition for people of all ages. Millions of lights, a three-story holiday tree, hundreds of glimmer light displays, and musical motion shows will fill the zoo and delight visitors. Zoolights is open nightly through the holiday season and is perfect to get everyone into the holiday spirit. 5:30-10:30 p.m. $12.95-$19.95. www.phoenixzoo.org. SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON Dec. 2, The Phoenician The Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon provides Scottsdale Leadership the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of effective community leaders, both young and established. Three leaders are honored each year under the following: the Drinkwater Leadership Award, the Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award, and the Jenkins Youth Leadership Award. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $110. www.scottsdaleleadership.org. ALICE COOPER’S CHRISTMAS PUDDING Dec. 3, Celebrity Theatre ’Tis the season for some great rock ‘n’ roll, and in typical fashion, local rock ‘n’ roll icon Alice Cooper is sure not to disappoint. This season, Cooper will be raising the dead with his fellow Hollywood Vampires, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, as well as Sammy Hagar and KORN for the 15th annual Christmas Pudding. Proceeds will benefit Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. VIP doors, 5 p.m.; general doors, 5:30 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. $120$800. www.celebritytheatre.com. HOLIDAY PET FESTIVAL Dec. 3, WestWorld of Scottsdale The holidays aren’t just for people – let’s not forget about the pets in our lives. Hosted by Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary, the Holiday Pet Festival will include fun activities, demos and animals galore. There will also be hundreds of animals who are looking for their forever homes, animal rescue groups and animal care professionals who can answer any pet-related any questions you might have.

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Winter Wonderland Through Dec. 23, Butterfly Wonderland Winter will be in full swing at Butterfly Wonderland as this special attraction is transformed into a wintry experience with blue, white and silver decor. Beautiful living angels with expansive wings will add an additional ethereal look inside the conservatory. Musical groups will also perform daily, including Nouveau Papillon, Scottsdale String Quartet and harpist Adrienne Bridgewater. Dec. 1-18, every Sat. and Sun; Dec. 19-23, daily. 10 a.m.4p.m. Free with paid admission to Butterfly Wonderland. www.butterflywonderland.com.

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SCOTTSDALE FLEA’S HOLIDAY BAZAAR Dec. 4, Scottsdale Stadium In search of the perfect holiday gift this season but aren’t quite sure where to go or what to get? Look no further than the inaugural Holiday Bazaar in Old Town. You will most certainly find the perfect gift for those on your gift list, and you can also get it wrapped at this eclectic market. There will be more than 60 local vendors offering items ranging from fashion and art to home decor, jewelry and specialty foods. Attendees will also enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, kids’ activities, workshops and holiday photoshoots. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults, $5; ages 12 and under, free. www.scottsdaleflea.com. SIP & LEARN WORKSHOP: ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE AND WINE PAIRING Dec. 4, LDV Winery Calling all chocolate and wine lovers! Discover what makes chocolate and wine the perfect confectionary match. In this workshop, you will discuss the art of pairing these two treats, and, of course, sample wines paired with locally made artisan chocolates. Tickets include workshop materials, wine tasting and nibbles. Register by calling the wine gallery. 4-6 p.m. $35 per person; $65 per couple. 480.664.4822; www.ldvwinery.com. PRINCESS HOLIDAY TEA Dec, 4, 11 and 18, Coup des Tartes Coup des Tartes is celebrating the season with a fun-filled event for everyone of all ages. There will be holiday music, hot tea, cocoa, yummy treats and a very special visit from a princess: Ariel! Each event will be limited to 40 people to ensure each visitor gets some face time with the princess and each child receives a special holiday gift. Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m.; Dec. 11 and 18, 1-3 p.m. $35-$55. www.nicetartes.com.

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ARIZONA COSTUME INSTITUTE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON Dec. 6, Phoenix Art Museum The annual Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon will once again celebrate fashion, design and the art of clothing throughout history. The event includes a Champagne reception with pianist Charles Lewis, a silent auction and a luncheon with art historian Guillermo de Osma, the author of Fortuny: His Life and Work. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $150$5,000. www.arizonacostumeinstitute.org. MAMMA MIA! Dec. 6-11, ASU Gammage Talk about one feel-good show that has audiences dancing in their seats! This wonderful story of love, friendship and good times is one that people rave about, featuring ABBA’s greatest hits including Dancing Queen, S.O.S. and Take a Chance On Me. Catch it while you can – this is the musical’s farewell tour. Showtimes vary. $47-$125. www.asugammage.com. SHOPS GAINEY VILLAGE Dec. 8, The Shops at Gainey Village Get some of your holiday shopping done while enjoying the merriment of the season at this inaugural shopping event. Guests will enjoy live holiday music by a 10-piece band, photos with Santa, horse and carriage rides around the shopping center, entertainment by Disneyland’s Good Time Carolers, and a train for the kids. Attendees can also feast on cookies, baked goods, coffee and tea by Panera Bread Company as well as other restaurants throughout the shopping center. 5-8 p.m. Free. www.theshopsgaineyvillage.com. ARIZONA FORWARD 47TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON Dec. 9, Arizona Biltmore Arizona Forward is forward-thinking. The organization brings the community together to improve the environmental sustainability and economic vitality of Arizona. The Annual Luncheon will celebrate the organization’s history of environmental stewardship and its accomplishments in 2016. This year, American veteran Jake Wood will speak about

Arabian Horse Farm Tour Dec. 29-Jan. 1, varying locations Horse lovers, this one is for you. Ten of the Valley’s top Arabian horse farms in Scottsdale and Cave Creek will be working together with Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge for an exclusive upclose look at Arabian horses. This special event is in its 10th year and includes viewing the horses and horse farms, as well as a preview of the auction horses for next year. On Dec. 31, there will be a New Year’s Eve party and charity event at Sahara Scottsdale. Times vary. www.arabhorsefarmtour.com.

his nationwide nonprofit, Team Rubicon. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Non-members, $110; members, $90. www.arizonaforward.org. BUD SHOOTOUT Dec. 9, Camelback Golf Club Pull out the clubs and get ready to hit the links for this great networking and fundraising opportunity with some of the top corporate and small-business owners in the Valley. Since 1991, the Budweiser Shootout Golf Tournament has raised funds for Hispanic students who want to further their education. This is the 25th annual event, and fundraising efforts will go directly to help Hispanic youth pursue their educational goals through the AZHCC Scholarship Program. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all players. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $650. www.azhcc.com. A MIDWINTER NIGHT’S DREAM Dec. 9-11, Taliesin West Pavilion Theater One of Shakespeare’s most well-known creations will be performed right here in the Valley by Southwest Shakespeare Company – with

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a seasonal spin. This unique production uses the language of Shakespeare, the joy of the season, and the beauty of theater to inspire the imaginations of children. A Midwinter Night’s Dream is presented in support of Southwest Shakespeare’s Education Program. This wintertime adaption of the famous play is intended to be an enchanting introduction for children to Shakespeare. Showtimes vary. Adults, $15; children, $10. www.swshakespeare.org. THE NUTCRACKER Dec. 9-24, Phoenix Symphony Hall The magic of the holidays comes to life with Tchaikovsky’s score and the beloved story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. With amazing adventures of dancing toys, waltzing flowers and stunning snowflakes, Ballet Arizona brings the magic of The Nutcracker dreamworld to life. 7:30 p.m. $43-$164. www.balletaz.org. HOLIDAY WINE TASTING Dec. 22 and 29, vomFASS Scottdale Looking for the perfect wine to pair with your holiday feast or the best bubbly for your New Year’s Eve celebration? Head to vomFASS Scottsdale where a sommelier will help you make your selections at two tasting events. Dec. 22 will feature wines to pair with holiday meals and Dec. 29 will feature bubbles and dessert wines. Paired hors d’oeuvres will also be served. 5:30 p.m. Free. www.scottsdale. vomfassusa.com. NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH Dec. 31, Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa For a luxurious New Year’s Eve experience, spend your evening at the Sanctuary. You can ring in 2017 at elements with a sophisticated dinner featuring a four-course menu by Chef Beau MacMillian complete with a Champagne toast, party favors and admission to a celebration at jade bar. Or, partygoers can also opt to celebrate at jade bar only, which includes a DJ and an available dining and entertainment package with a four-course prix fixe menu, a bottle of Champagne and party favors. elements dinner seating, 5:30-7 p.m. ($150) and 8-10:30 p.m. ($185). jade bar, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., tables start at $1,000. www.sanctuaryaz.com.

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he well-known Candlelight Capers annual fundraiser has been reimagined into a similar, yet different, gala called the Banner Bon Santé Ball. Recognizing that good health – the translation of bon santé – is at the heart of our quality of life, the Banner Bon Santé Ball will carry on six decades of the former Candlelight Capers tradition, celebrating medical education and clinical excellence at Banner Health and its Banner – University Medicine divisions in both Phoenix and Tucson. The event will focus on bringing together physicians, academics, medical professionals, Banner leaders, corporate partners, philanthropists and stakeholders throughout Arizona. The evening will feature dinner, drinks, live music by the band Treja Vu, dancing and an exclusive speaking appearance by Dr. Bennet Omalu, the real-life physician portrayed in the film Concussion. Additionally, the President’s Reception is back this year and is an exclusive, inviteonly experience given to top-tier sponsors and select guests. Hosted by Banner Health President and CEO Peter S. Fine, this private gathering is a rare opportunity to meet Banner Health leaders and other corporate partners in a more intimate setting prior to the start of the Banner Bon Santé Ball. Guests will have the opportunity to mix, mingle and enjoy top-shelf beverages and gourmet appetizers. Proceeds from the event will impact academic medicine across the Banner Health system, which includes Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

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ext month, the World’s Greatest Car Collector Car Auctions heads back to Scottsdale for its 46th year. BarrettJackson will include about 1,600 autos; more than 300 sponsors and exhibitors; and Ride ’N Drives & Thrill Rides with Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge. There’s even a Family Value Day (Jan. 14), where kids get in free! You won’t want to miss out on all the auto action this year, with a rare rocker car up for auction as well as luxe VIP experiences and an Opening Night Gala.

Notable Collections On the docket will be a very rare a Hennessey Venom GT Spyder owned by rock ‘n’ roll legend Steven Tyler, available only at the Scottsdale Auction. This supercar is the fifth of only 12 Hennessey Venom GTs ever created and is the first of the Spyder convertibles. It will cross the auction block at no reserve, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefitting Janie’s Fund, an initiative created in partnership with Tyler and Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to many of the country’s most vulnerable girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. More than $91 million has been raised to date for local and national charities by Barrett-Jackson, and Tyler’s car will be another great contributor to that.

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Barrett-Jackson offers four different VIP experiences for ultimate car enthusiasts. Craig Jackson Box: Historically, access to the Owner’s Box at BarrettJackson was available on an invitationonly basis for celebrities, million-dollar bidders or select VIPs. But now, you too can become one of these privileged VIPs with this package. Starts at $7,499 per person. VIP Luxury Reserve: Experience Barrett-Jackson in style with exclusive access to the VIP Skybox Hospitality Suite. Watch the action from the Skybox or your reserved floor seat. Starts at $1,999 per person. Gold and Silver VIP: Both of these options include access to the Staging Lanes Hospitality venue, and the opportunity to see the cars before they cross the block. The Gold package also includes a floor seat. Starts at $1,599 per person (Gold) and $1,299 per person (Silver).

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Look decades younger with Dr. Semone Rochlin’s J-Plasma Skin Rejuvenation It is true that with age comes wisdom and, unfortunately, wrinkles. That is, until Valley surgeon Semone Rochlin, D.O., FACOS, introduced to her practice a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment: J-Plasma Skin Resurfacing. J-Plasma turns back the hands of time and is fairly new in aesthetic medicine. However, Dr. Rochlin got her hands on the innovative technology almost instantly. Her practice was one of the first in Arizona to offer J-Plasma, along with her long list of other services. “We have been offering our Scottsdale and Gilbert patients this nonsurgical technique for four months now,” Dr. Rochlin says. What makes J-Plasma different from other laser treatments, such as CO2? J-Plasma is much safer and more precise. “Unlike other laser treatments, J-Plasma leaves no lines of demarcation,” Dr. Rochlin says. J-Plasma passes an inert helium gas flow over a metal blade to produce a luminous plasma stream for the surgical effect. The luminous plasma stream, or energized gas, resurfaces and revitalizes the skin back to its youthful appearance. Dr. Rochlin’s steady artisan hands along with J-Plasma’s advance technology can eliminate wrinkles and lip lines and other common signs of aging and sun damage to the face.

J-Plasma increases the skin’s natural collagen production, which tightens and lifts skin around the eyes, lips and cheeks. It offers patients a nonsurgical alternate to a facelift and eyelid surgery – and at reasonable price. “This is one of the most profound technologies I have seen for the nonsurgical setting. It truly is a game-changer when it comes to improving the quality of skin.” What can you anticipate from treatment? J-Plasma procedures are often performed with the use of local anesthesia. Anesthesia may be unnerving to some patients, but Dr. Rochlin and her team have created an environment of privacy, safety and comfort. Most patients’ skin conditions do not require multiple treatments of J-Plasma, but instead, as Dr. Rochlin says, a “one and done” visit that takes only an hour. “Ultimately, no one likes to age. I feel very privileged to be able to make my patients feel good about themselves, and there is nothing better than that!” Dr. Rochlin strives to provide patients with a natural appearance by bringing symmetry and balance to the face in more ways than one. She accomplishes this with nonsurgical techniques like J-Plasma Skin Rejuvenation. At last, you can be wise without wrinkles. To learn more about Dr. Rochlin’s practice and book your J-Plasma Skin Rejuvenation, call 602.653.0540 or visit www.drrochlin.com.

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

As one of the best and brightest places for holiday cheer, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is set to be more spectacular than ever. Through Jan. 1, 2017, the resort will transform into a winter wonderland during its annual Christmas at the Princess festival, glistening with a four-story musical tree, an ice rink, and a train that takes you on a journey through twinkling lights, plus new holiday characters, shows and attractions. Get your wintry fix at the Desert Ice Rink – made with real ice – where skaters will experience magical snowfalls. Nearby rink-side fire pit tables are the coziest spot to enjoy all the merriment under a starry sky. Another icy element is the new Polar

Glide Slide, surrounded by campfires where you can make s’mores or sip on one of the holiday-themed cocktails. At the Lagoon Lights, 3 million LEDs illuminate majestic scenes of graceful swans, a pirate ship, a candy cane forest, and an infinity tunnel capable of 256 million color combinations. www.scottsdaleprincess.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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The Westin Kierland’s nightly lightshow extravaganza is unlike any other, where the walls of the resort come alive with PaintScaping – themed 3-D images and animations set to holiday music. Using the 11-story resort as a gigantic canvas, this year’s enhanced show includes brandnew characters, animations and music. PaintScaping shows will take place nightly through Dec. 31. An outdoor holiday display will feature 12,000 LED lights atop the building and 100,000 lights wrapped in the trees around the grounds. The extensive display continues with more than 20 Christmas trees, nearly 300 red and white poinsettias, and 20 wreaths in sizes up to five feet around! Before the festivities, enjoy a nightly bagpipe performance and holiday cocktail around a fire pit on the resort’s scenic Dreamweavers Canyon, which overlooks the golf course. www.kierlandresort.com.

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End 2016 on a tasty note at nine new eateries Sonata’s Restaurant

Sonata’s Restaurant introduces residents to a breadth of dishes inspired by Old World Europe, such as pork shank with sauerkraut and potato pancakes served with duck or smoked salmon and a vegetable chutney. The interior design incorporates European finishes and even pays tribute to the namesake owner, Sonata, in a stunning portrait. www.sonatasrestaurant.com.

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he year may be coming to a close, but the Scottsdale restaurant scene shows no sign of slowing down. In just the last few weeks and months, a slew of new places to nosh and nibble have opened, and we’ve got the scoop for you here.

Zen Culinary

Zen Culinary’s bold bill of fare includes everything from handcrafted sushi and sashimi to thick-cut wood-grilled steaks and chops, all prepared with a vibrant blend of Asian-American ingredients and cooking techniques. Beverage Director Michael Liberatore brings up the libation front with irresistible craft cocktail concoctions featuring Asian ingredients and liquors. www.zenculinary.com.  

At Sizzle, guests get the chance to play chef. Choose from a selection of high-quality local meats, and then cook it up on a traditional Korean grill right at your table. The restaurant offers endless Asian spices and unique flavors plus Korean soju and soju cocktails to match. www.sizzlekoreanbbq.com. When Uncorked Wine Bar at the North Scottsdale Promenade closed a few years ago, the local community was collectively devastated. But today, they are rejoicing as the popular wine-tasting venue has reopened in a bigger location just north of its previous spot. Now called Uncorked Wine Lounge & Eatery, they offer an expanded wine list – not to mention several beer options – as well as small noshes and bigger entree options. 480.366.4021.  

Old Town Scottsdale has a new neighborhood hotspot from the folks behind Farm & Craft, El Hefe and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. Fast-casual by day and full-service by night, Hand Cut specializes in grass-fed and finished burgers, steaks and chops; housemade ice cream; and a generous selection of wine, cocktails and craft beer. www.handcutchophouse.com.  

The Grand Blue

This eatery comes from the same trio that opened the first Pita Jungle restaurant in Tempe more than 20 years ago. Their concept is an ambitious one – high-end seafood at an affordable price. The menu is varied and includes everything from sushi to ceviche and even Italian cioppino. www.thegrandblue.com.

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Mesquite River Brewing

Lovers of local craft beer, rejoice! There is a new nanobrewery on the block. The venue, which opened in mid-November, has eight original beers, including various ales, IPA and stout. They partner with neighboring restaurant, The Hangar, to offer food – or, you can even bring your own. www.mesquiteriverbrewing.com.

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Bodega 13, an international tapas kitchen, opened its first location last November in Carefree and now has opened a second venue in North Scottsdale. With Spanish influences, the menu is mostly protein-based and boasts ample selections for vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten-free diets. Stop by on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to get a bottle of wine half-price when you purchase a bowl of paella. www.bodega13.com.  

the goal of offering at least 10 Arizona-made beers on tap, complemented by other bottled microbrews as well as a wide selection from the vines. No matter which beverage you choose, it will pair well with the small bite offerings, such as charcuterie, cheeses and paninis at this new Old Town spot. www.vinesandhopsbar.com.  

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enise Fleisch has been painting for 22 years and showing her artwork for nearly 15 of those. In 2012, she opened her own gallery, Lotus Contemporary Art, which features works by local and national artists as well as her own abstract paintings thoughtfully inspired by Fleisch’s surroundings in Arizona. “I get a lot of inspiration from people,” she says. “I live in the desert, so the colors in the desert inspire me as well.” As she’s grown as an artist, Fleisch has also found her own individual style of painting and has moved past simply imitating the artists who inspire her. “I used to want to be like Picasso, so I painted like Picasso and incorporated cubism into my work,” she says. “Then I found my own way, and now I paint nothing like him at all.” Fleisch, who creates large-scale abstract paintings, enjoys the freedom that opening her own gallery has given her – the ability to showcase her art whenever she wants without having to ask someone else to show it.

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Denise Fleisch, owner of Lotus Contemporary Art, moves her gallery to the Scottsdale Arts District BY JAMIE KLLLIN

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Over the years, Lotus Contemporary Art has garnered a reputation for supporting local artists, volunteering and donating art to local charities. Fleisch often chooses to donate her own paintings to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Hospice of the Valley. “If I get a certain amount of money for a painting, that’s an amount I may not have otherwise donated. Sometimes art is good currency,” she says. “And it makes people happy.” The gallery recently moved from Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix to Old Town Scottsdale when her previous location was forced to close after the building got new ownership. While the move wasn’t necessarily planned and while she was happy in her old space, Fleisch is already realizing the benefits of her new environment for herself and her career. “People in Scottsdale are really interested in art. I was very comfortable with where I was in Phoenix, but I think it was a good move for me professionally to reopen in Scottsdale,” she says. “When I found this new space, I was in the right place at the right time. I think it was a blessing.” While many artists are doing the opposite of Fleisch – moving away from Scottsdale in favor of the emerging Downtown Phoenix area – Fleisch is enjoying her space in an established arts district. “I like where I am because I’m around a lot of artists and a lot more galleries,” she says. “I love being around this creative energy.” Lotus Contemporary Art is open daily except for Monday and also participates in the Thursday night Scottsdale ArtWalk. 7077 E. Main St. #6, Scottsdale; 602.525.0643.

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As part-restaurant and part-music venue, BLK Live dishes out contemporary American food, using seasonal produce and high-quality ingredients from some of the best purveyors in the country, all under the direction of Executive Chef Daniel Hackett. DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A CHEF? I actually managed musicians in middle and high school, and then went to DJ school at one point. I was certain my future was in music. But fate had other plans.   SO HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE CULINARY WORLD? Like most high school kids, I needed money. Tired of being human ATMs, my parents suggested I seek out a restaurant job, so I applied at White Chocolate Grill in Scottsdale. That was in 2006 – and I only left a year ago! While I started running food, I eventually made my way into the kitchen. Over the course of a decade, I would eventually earn the position of executive chef and traveling chef for the company nationwide.    HOW DID YOU END UP AT BLK LIVE? Instagram! Two years ago, my tattoo artist shared a photo from BLK owner Kevin Johnson’s page seeking great chefs for his California location. By the time we connected, the position was filled. But we stayed in touch, and when he decided to open a location in Scottsdale, I had him over to sample a few dishes and get to know my cooking style. It was a match made in heaven from there.   WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR SPECIALTY? If there is a way to infuse a spirit, wine or beer into a recipe, I’ve done it. Or I will do it. I use RumChata in my whipped cream, for example, and cognac to cook a rib-eye.    WHAT IS THE ONE MUST-TRY DISH ON YOUR MENU RIGHT NOW? Don’t miss the BLK Meatloaf. I use Snake River Farms ground beef and pair it with a brown sugar bourbon glaze, then serve it with rich garlic mashed potatoes and hearty collard greens.   BLK Live, 7301 E. Butherus Drive, Scottsdale; 480.494.5069; www.blkliveaz.com.

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t Pig & Pickle, the menu tells a story. The Merry Kwanzaa Old Fashioned ($9), inspired by local distiller Caskwerks’ Apple Pie Liqueur, is no exception. “We’ve known the Caskwerks team since their inception, and our collaboration with head distiller John Miller goes back nearly a decade,” says Pig & Pickle’s owner Clayton MacGregor, who notes that Miller’s creation did not disappoint. “There’s no using chemically created flavors here – just unadulterated apple pie in a bottle,” MacGregor says. “John spent seven years perfecting the recipe.” The result is a spiced, balanced profile of crisp apple, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. “From there, we developed a cocktail with Caskwerks’ brand mixologist Travis Nass for the holidays,” says MacGregor, who took further inspiration from his business partner and bar manager, respectively, both Wisconsin natives. In Wisconsin, an Old Fashioned is as “in fashion” as here. However, given the harsh winters, mixologists have taken to using warm brandy as the base spirit. “In homage to them, we combined the apple pie liqueur with brandy and then added some Boy Drinks World Walnut Bitters to up the aromatic quality of the cocktail,” MacGregor says. The final steps are stirring in candied cranberry simple syrup and garnishing it with an orange peel and hand-candied cranberries for a touch of sweetness. Pig & Pickle, 2922 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.1407; www.pigandpickle.com. 

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A NIGHT ON THE TOWN The hottest places for after-dark amusement

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he season for socializing and merriment is definitely upon us. Out-of-town visitors are arriving in throngs, seeking refuge from cooler climes or an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family. Days are abuzz with the promise of evening excitement, and nights are aglow with holiday revelers gathered to toast, talk, sip and celebrate. Whether you’re in the mood to hear live music, catch an incredible sunset view or enjoy a special occasion with loved ones, here are the places to see and be seen this holiday season.

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SPECIAL OCCASION

El Chorro

Vincent on Camelback

Nationally acclaimed for its extraordinary food and wine, Vincent on Camelback can accommodate groups of 12 to 120 people. Vincent’s offers multiple rooms for reservation – from larger to more intimate spaces – with each having its own individual style, decor and ambiance. Once you choose the perfect room for your event, you can sit back, relax and enjoy as Vincent’s will plan your time at the restaurant from start to finish, offering creative centerpieces, individualized menus and even special giveaways. For more than 30 years, Vincent’s has been specializing in combining French cooking with Southwestern ingredients, creating a unique blend of flavors that has become chef and owner Vincent Guerithault’s signature. Private diners have the option to choose from a three- or four-course menu, selecting their favorite options from an extensive list, which includes items like crab cakes with avocado corn salsa, black bean soup with goat cheese, a sauteed rack of lamb with spicy bell pepper jelly, and a lemon crepe souffle. 3930 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.224.0225; www.vincentsoncamelback.com.

Situated at the base of Camelback Mountain, El Chorro was originally built as a school for girls in 1934 and has a deep history in the Valley. In 1937, it was reimagined into a restaurant and lodge, quickly becoming a local favorite. Over the years, the property continued to grow and has now evolved into a place retaining its original rustic charm with the capability of hosting private events and large parties in its expansive indoor-outdoor dining spaces. While you can certainly have a romantic dinner for two here, El Chorro has some of the most unique and exquisite event spaces in the Valley. Rooms range in size from guest capacities of 40 to 250, and there is also a 5,800-square-foot event lawn. 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; 480.948.5170; www.elchorro.com.

Wrigley Mansion

Sitting atop a hill, Wrigley Mansion – a notable landmark originally constructed in 1932 by chewing gum personality William Wrigley Jr. – affords striking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and city below. Whether your group is eight or 125 people, Wrigley Mansion can accommodate a special dining experience, a private holiday party, a corporate celebration or a picturesque gathering. As the ultimate option for large groups, Wrigley’s “Make the Mansion Yours” buyout package gives groups a complete run of one of the Southwest’s most notable properties, meaning you can explore the grounds, dine in multiple locations and enjoy unprecedented access to the longtime Phoenix landmark. Individual mansion rooms can also be reserved to host an intimate, private party. 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix; 602.955.4079; www.wrigleymansion.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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BEST VIEW

jade bar

Located at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, jade bar – a top gathering spot for locals and guests alike – features a cantilevered floor that juts over Paradise Valley for spectacular views. Here, in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, you truly feel as though you’re in your own sanctuary. The bar, which is nearby the resort’s restaurant, elements, features a jadestoneinspired interior with ample bar and lounge seating and an inviting patio complete with a fireplace, retractable fabric shade and misting system. Its craft cocktails, which take inspiration from the surrounding desert environment, are complemented by a distinctive small plates menu developed by Chef Beau MacMillan. 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley; 480.948.2100; www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.

Flourish

The restaurant and lounge at CopperWynd Resort, Flourish, pairs a selection of locally sourced, healthfocused eats with 180-degree views of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and the Four Peaks wilderness in the distance. The resort itself is located in the mountains above Fountain Hills, and Flourish dishes out breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus a generous happy hour) with menu highlights including braised short ribs with creamy Parmesean polenta and a sandwich layered with prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and arugula drizzled with lemon truffle aioli. Here, among the quietude of the mountain wilderness, you’ll feel a world away as you watch daybreak or dusk. 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills; 480.333.1880; www.flourishaz.com.

Orange Sky

Perched on the 14th floor of Talking Stick Resort, Orange Sky sets the bar high – literally – with sweeping views of the Valley. The restaurant features fine dining fare spanning prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood that pair beautifully with the Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Whether you dine indoors among the floor-to-ceiling windows or grab a cocktail on the 360-degree patio, you’ll be equally blown away by the sun’s glowing descent from up high. 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale; 480.850.8606; www.talkingstickresort.com.

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CRAFT COCKTAIL

Crudo

Micah Olson, mixologist and co-owner of Crudo and adjacent Bar Crudo, updates the restaurant’s cocktail program seasonally with new creations. Olson’s cocktails are brimming with farm-fresh and from-scratch ingredients, housemade syrups and house-infused spirits. Olson’s cocktails pair perfectly with Chef Cullen Campbell’s modern Italian cuisine, including squid ink risotto, the namesake crudo (Italian-style sashimi), crispy pig ears and whole roasted pig head served tableside. 3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.358.8666; www.crudoaz.com.

Virtù Honest Craft

Tucked into the charming Bespoke Inn bed and breakfast in Old Town Scottsdale, Virtù is an award-winning eatery helmed by Chef Gio Osso in the kitchen and Jeremy Key behind the bar. The Mediterranean-inspired menu changes almost weekly (and sometimes daily) featuring handmade pastas, seasonal produce sourced from Arizona farmers, and seafood imported from notable fish markets in North America and southern Europe. Likewise, the seasonal cocktail program is crafted with fresh-pressed juices, housemade syrups and unique spirits, also focusing on readily available ingredients. Both food and beverage pair wonderfully here in a “symphony of sights, scents and tastes” – to quote the chef himself. 3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale; 480.946.3477; www.virtuscottsdale.com.

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UNIQUE BAR Counter Intuitive

No other bar in the Valley does what Old Town Scottsdale’s Counter Intuitive does – it changes themes every three to four months, meaning the decor and food/beverage selections rotate according to the theme, garnering inspiration from a person, place or era. So, at any given time, you could walk into an entirely new experience at this bar and on its menu. Past themes include Havana Nights, Bourbon Street, and Picasso’s Secret Visit to Cuba. The theme recently transitioned to Past, Present & Future, which is a look back at some favorite cocktails from the bar’s past four themes, plus a sneak peek at some ideas to come. Garrison Whiting leads the culinary front, while head mixologist Keifer Gilbert whips up the themed cocktails. Keep in mind the bar is open only Wednesday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. 7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; www.counterintuitiveaz.com.

Linger Longer Lounge

Hidden in the corner of what seems to be an average shopping center is Linger Longer Lounge, a not-so-average vintage cocktail lounge and kitchen. You’ll likely wind up lingering here a little longer than you originally planned due to the sumptuous bar seating, welcoming waiters and bartenders, dim lighting and overall relaxed, cool vibe. Oh, and let’s not forget the patio, draft cocktails (yes, you read that right!) and elevated pub menu. Hit the dance floor when the vinyl DJ starts spinning, or make your way to the game room and unleash your inner child with retro games like arcade ball machines and electric darts. 6522 N. 16th St., Phoenix; 602.264.4549; www.lingerlongeraz.com.

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LIVE MUSIC

Crescent Ballroom

This Phoenix staple is three things: A mid-sized concert venue in Downtown Phoenix with live music every day; a lounge open daily with full bar service; and Cocina 10, which serves locally-sourced Mexican eats developed by Chris Bianco until midnight every day. The venue is host to various national touring bands and local artists, as well as home to regular performances in the lounge such as live Flamenco every Sunday. Although the bands performing in the concert venue require tickets, you’ll never pay cover in the lounge. 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix; 602.716.2222; www.crescentphx.com.

Sip Coffee & Beer Garage

Housed in an old auto oil shop, Sip Coffee & Beer Garage is one of Phoenix’s most popular destinations for specialty coffee, craft beer, cocktails and locally sourced food. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick sip, working remotely or meeting with friends, the welcoming atmosphere during the day and live acoustic music on the nights and weekends are sure to bring you back time and time again. This month, Sip (which also has a Scottsdale location, Sip Coffee & Beer House) is showcasing live music Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 8-11p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The space also hosts various events including comedy shows and a monthly art night. 3620 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.900.5188; www.sipcoffeeandbeergarage.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Rusty Spur Saloon

The Rusty Spur Saloon is a local institution; it’s the oldest Scottsdale bar – and the first-ever Scottsdale saloon – celebrating more than 60 years in business. Its building is a registered historic landmark that used to be the Farmer’s State Bank of Scottsdale, and now that the money’s gone, the vault is filled with liquor and live boot scootin’ music. Filled to the brim with Old West decor, dollar bills dangling from the walls and some funky bar stools, this is the quintessential place to throw back a cold one and hear live country music every day and night of the week. 7245 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.425.7787; www.rustyspursaloon.com.

Old Town Tavern

The almost nondescript two-story Old Town Tavern is a laidback haunt along the Scottsdale Waterfront, and a perfect gathering place for friends. The tavern features live music every night of the week, as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Sounds range from acoustic duos to indie rock by Valley-favorite performers such as Mark Zubia, Daylon Greer of Elvis Before Noon, Preston Phillips and The Wyves. On Sunday nights starting at 7 p.m., you can be the first to hear music from up-and-comers at the open mic night. 7320 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale; 480.945.2882; www.oldtowntavernaz.com.

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HIDDEN GEM

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

From the same people who brought you the aforementioned Counter Intuitive (as well as Cowboy Ciao), hails this wine bar that truly is quite hidden. Though it’s right next to Cowboy Ciao near the Scottsdale Waterfront, its entrance is tucked away. Once you step inside, you’re whisked into what feels like an Old World wine cellar, complete with stone walls, flickering candlelight, mahogany wood and plush, richly colored sofas (and plenty of dark corners) in which to cozy up. Named for owner Peter Kasperksi’s father, the decor at Kazimierz pays tribute to him through family photos and coin and stamp collections. The venue features live music every night from 9 p.m. to midnight and while they boast craft cocktails and a small bites menu, the crown jewel here is the wine list of more than 2,000 bottles, featuring varieties from all over the globe – take flight with one of their offered wine tastings. 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.946.3004; www.kazbar.net.

MercBar

Since opening in 1996, MercBar has easily become a staple in the Biltmore area. The bar has its roots in New York City; the original was opened on Mercer Street in the heart of the SoHo neighborhood. Thus, the MercBar here in Phoenix has an undoubtedly Manhattan vibe, with a dark interior reminiscent of a speakeasy. In fact, only a wooden door and a small sign that reads “Proper Attire Required” will let you know that you’re in the right place. Upon entering, you’ll head down a dim hallway leading to a posh ensemble of leather couches and intimate coppertop tables assembled in corners and in seemingly private arrangements. You can peruse an extensive selection of scotch, bourbon, whiskey and craft cocktails, as well as a wine list and elevated bar snacks, all to the tune of music playing in the sophisticated space. 2525 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.508.9449; www.mercbar.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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HAPPY HOUR

Buck & Rider

In a building inspired by a beach house along coastal Australia, Buck & Rider conjures images of all things nautical and by-the-sea – and rightly so. The seafood-centric restaurant focuses on a fun vibe paired with a clean lineup of food and drink. The menu features fresh seafood, raw bar items, hand-rolled sushi, USDA prime meats, and farm-fresh vegetables. But, the real catch of the day is Buck & Rider’s happy hour (Monday through Saturday from open to 7 p.m.) and reverse happy hour (Thursday through Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to close). “Surf” on over to Abby’s Oyster Bar, located near the back of the restaurant, for a half-priced food bar menu featuring daily oysters, other select raw bar items and a variety of cooked appetizers. Guests can also enjoy $6 signature cocktails, house pours, featured glasses of wine and draft beer anywhere in the restaurant. 4225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.346.0110; www.buckandrider.com.

32 Shea

The happy hour at 32 Shea may just be unmatched – theirs is a 12-hour (yes, 12!) extravaganza, turning your after-dark amusement into an all-day affair. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. almost every day of the week (Sundays until 2 p.m.), you can get five different cocktails for $6 each, choose from a selection of $5 glasses of wine, and sip on local and domestic craft beer for $4. Plus, from 4 to 6 p.m., they host “munchie hour,” where you can nosh on $3 bruschetta and other snacks, like artichoke and spinach dip, for $5. And it gets better: Mondays feature half-price on your first bottle of wine while Tuesdays deliver a $20 bruschetta and bottle of wine deal. The vibe here is hip and energetic, especially on the patio where you’re allowed to bring your four-legged friends. 10626 N. 32nd St., Phoenix; 602.867.7432; www.32shea.com.

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Roka Akor

With a Japanese-infused menu, Roka Akor specializes in creative, artful takes on steak, seafood and sushi, but they also specialize in one of the best happy hours around. From 4:30 to 7 p.m. daily, head to the eatery’s lounge area for 40 percent off of select food – which is a steal at this fine dining establishment – such as butterfish tataki, ceviche tacos and prime beef with kimchi dumplings. You’ll also receive 30 percent off of all by-the-glass wines, 40 percent off of select cocktails, and 50 percent off of Asian beers, house wines and sake, and the house-infused shochu. 7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.306.8800; www.rokaakor.com.

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Party of 10? Pour your Champagne in style with this 10-piece set of Waterford Crystal Snowflake Wishes Cased Flutes. Each piece of Waterford Crystal is mouthblown and handcrafted by master artisans, a treasured tradition for more than two centuries. With this rainbow of stemware, holiday revelers can toast with uniquely colored glasses, from ruby red to brilliant blue to icy lavender. Each cased leadcrystal flute has a wonderfully whimsical touch, too, with varying snowflake shapes etched into the glass. $3,000 for the set at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100.

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GIFTS GALORE

A guide for his and hers holiday presents

BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) HIS: Bleu de Chanel eau de toilette spray, Chanel, $72-$225, Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. Automatic stainless steel and rubber strap watch, Chopard, $6,080 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Camouflage billfold wallet, Prada, $400 at Barneys New York, www.barneys.com. HERS: Red leather monogram shoulder bag, Saint Laurent, $1,950 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Black ceramic bracelet with diamonds, Roberto Demeglio, $1,498 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. Giant check print wool and silk scarf, Burberry, $395 at Nordstrom. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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A BIT OF GLITZ

Sparkle and shine at your next soiree

BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) Champagne glitter fabric clutch with buttons, $1,495 at Jimmy Choo Scottsdale, www.jimmychoo.com. Sparkle buckle belt, Gucci, $420 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Cutout-lens rounded cat-eye sunglasses, Fendi, $535 at Barneys New York, www.barneys.com. Cold shoulder tinsel midi dress, $95 at Topshop, www.topshop.com. Multicolor sequined pumps, Kate Spade New York, $328 at www.luxury.zappos.com. Crystal ear crawlers, Kendra Scott, $110 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Violet Femme It’s time that we introduce you to the holy grail of eyeliner. Marc Jacobs Highliner transforms your overall look, constructing the perfect metallic and sparkly finish. With this cutting-edge and versatile liner comes a tenacious formula that leaves your eyes looking sharp and fierce. The gel’s ingredients and conditioning vitamin E produce the richest pigments, creating a seamless and effortless application. Expect brighter eyes and a bolder statement with this eyeliner made for the holidays. $25 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100.

BY LACI LANGSTON

rom bold lips to shimmery eyes, the holiday season always calls for a little extra glitz and glam. This winter, put a festive spin on your makeup to spread some cheer and achieve the ultimate holiday look. Twinkling lights won’t be the only thing shining this season!

Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer in Almond This velvety, high-shine illuminator acts as a veil on top of your skin, enhancing your natural radiance while sculpting the face with its innovative light-diffusing technology. Use it for an allover glow, or apply to the key areas you want to showcase. Its flawless, finely milled formula acts as magic beauty dust that blends ever so smoothly, delivering a lit-from-within type of glow. Add this cult favorite to your collection and see what the hype is all about. $95 at Nordstrom.

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Cheek to Chic’ Swish & Pop Blush in Love Glow The secret to a luminous complexion and limitless glow is Charlotte Tilbury’s Swish & Pop blush – the moneymaker of blushes. This buttery creation contains Light Flex Technology and color-rich pigments with finely crushed pearls that polish and buff the skin, allowing for sheer perfection. Swish the outer shade up your cheek bones and pop the middle shade on the apple of your cheeks, blend together and then voila! The result is an ethereal glow. $40 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111.

Gucci Lip Vibrant Demi-Glaze Lip Lacquer in Wild Amarena Decorate your lips with a dose of shine and shimmer combined with a burst of color that oozes boldness. Balanced with lush oils and ample pigmentation, this lacquer easily glides on, leaving your lips smooth and intensified. The gloss lacquer is designed with Gucci’s savory signature chocolate scent, making the application that much more luxe. Toss this gloss into your regime and you’ll certainly be humming a holiday jingle. $34 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo Designed to capture the essence of the runway, this dazzling duo showcases a sleek metallic look that can be worn dry or wet for a darker, more vibrant finish. The chic color combo complements one another, assembling

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Warm up your home with these cozy comforts BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) Frosted tree planked wall decor, $169 at Pier 1 Imports, 480.922.3987. Blue ikat shag rug, $649-$1,329 at west elm, 480.948.1950. Iron fireplace log holder, $99 at www.westelm.com (online only). V-knit yarn rectangle throw pillow, Loloi, $79.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, www.bedbathandbeyond.com. Parchment check teapot, MacKenzie-Childs, $395 at www.horchow.com. Pink faux fur throw blanket, Nordstrom at Home, $149 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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

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PINNACLE PEAK ESTATES TROON RIDGE ESTATES

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Other features include a wine room, seven fireplaces, a theater, a downstairs sports bar and billiards room, an upper viewing deck that has underfloor entry with a wrought-iron staircase, and a den with a spiral staircase and an office. For car enthusiasts, there are a total of six separate high-tech garages with plenty of outside parking on the paved sport court. The master suite extends outdoors to a private patio and lawn with its own spa. Also outdoors, there is a negativeedge heated pool and spa, an outdoor cooking area, multiple water features and breathtaking views. This is truly an alluring, can’t-miss property! 20913 N. 104th St., #1488, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Listed for $8,300,000 with Lisa Wadey of Lisa Wadey Elite Group/Russ Lyon Sootheby’s International Realty, 480.229.3455 or lisa@lisawadey.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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places and you’ll be whisked to the private Tower Suite Lounge for easy check-in. The best ARIA Tower Suites are the modern corner suites, complete with breathtaking views (especially from the corner bathtubs!). If your style is more Old World, opt for The Venetian, an elegantly European allsuites resort. Each suite at the Forbes Four Star hotel has a separate sitting room and a marble bath with Roman soaking tub. The Venetian is one of the world’s largest hotels with more than 7,000 suites, as well as luxury shopping and dining, all under a single roof.

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To take the road less traveled, head on over to the Las Vegas Arts District to check out a local gem, Velveteen Rabbit. This local craft cocktail and artisanal beer bar feels a bit like an old-time speakeasy. You’ll know you’re there when you see the neon rabbit on the front door. The menu changes quarterly as do the featured local beers. If you’re in town on the first Friday of the month, you can enjoy drinks and explore the arts district on the First Friday Art Walk.

Pamper Yourself Like Royalty Have you ever dreamed of drenching yourself in 24-karat gold? Seriously, it’s possible in Las Vegas. Head to the 50,000-square-foot Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace and lose yourself in the oasis inspired by ancient Roman baths. After soaking in mineral-rich pools, chilling in the Arctic Ice Room where snowflakes cascade from the ceiling, and snoozing in the relaxation room, you’ll be ready for an 80-minute facial to beat all facials. After cleansing and exfoliating your skin, then completing a facial massage, the therapist applies a mask of antiinflammatory 24-karat gold collagen to your face, eyes, lips, neck and décolleté. While your skin soaks up the coolness of the gold, the therapist massages more collagen on your hands and arms, then rests your feet in warm paraffin.

Cocktails are King It’s no secret that Las Vegas has always known how to party and still does. Only today, it seems to go above and beyond – literally. Head to The High Roller at The LINQ with its 28 glass-enclosed cabins and sip cocktails at 550 feet above the Strip. The High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel, and if book your spot in the specially outfitted bar cabin, you can enjoy an open bar for the 30-minute journey. If you prefer your drinks standing still but also with a great view, head to Skyfall Lounge, located next to Rivea on the 64th floor atop the Delano Las Vegas. With some pretty creative drinks and equally creative music mixes, you can dance the night away or sit on the open-air patio and watch the Strip below.

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Long gone are days when your only dining option was a buffet. Today, celebrity chefs flock to Vegas, and the biggest obstacle is how to fit in so many great options in one visit. One of the absolute best Vegas dining experiences is at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. The Michelin-star restaurant dishes out impressive French dining, executed by Executive Chef Julien Asseo. Guests can choose to order a la carte or select a prix fixe menu. Signature dishes include octopus with caviar, organic guinea hen and seasonal chestnut soup. The bread cart and dessert trolley are exquisite. For an extra-special evening, book the exclusive Krug Chef’s Table (it’s the only one in the U.S.) in the kitchen for two to six guests. It features a 10-course meal paired with Krug’s prestigious cuveé Champagnes, cashing in at

$500 per person. For something more casual-cool, check out GIADA at The Cromwell, the only restaurant of celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. The cuisine will take you to the hills of Italy, but with modern California influences. Brunch is offered Saturdays and Sundays, and the tasting menu is ideal for a Vegas weekend. The salmon cake Benedict is served with a decadent prosecco hollandaise, the pasta is handmade, and the limoncello souffle with buttermilk gelato is divine. Delicate and fluffy, piping hot out of the oven, it is lavish yet light. And, of course, there is always room for dessert!

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Shows are still the sweet spot in Vegas, and there are plenty to attend. Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas offers Indulgence Seating that includes a bottle of Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and chocolate truffles. You’ll also get to enjoy the show in plush, oversized seating with private video monitors for behind-the-scenes views of the performance. Afterwards, your ticket transitions to a VIP access pass at select Wynn and Encore restaurants and a front-of-the-line pass for Surrender nightclub. For some good sporting fun, head to Topgolf Las Vegas. Sure, we have Topgolf here in Arizona, but nowhere else can you hit a few golf balls, catch a concert and sip cocktails at the swim-up bar (which is heated during cooler months), all while overlooking the lively Las Vegas Strip.

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STAMP 2: Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano Great for a romantic dinner for two Details: $81 per person with wine pairings; $55 per person without wine pairings About: As Dahl’s first Sedona restaurant, Dahl & DiLuca defined the city’s fine dining scene more than 20 years ago, serving traditional Italian dishes in a romantic dining room that’s draped in silk and adorned with regal chandeliers. Open nightly for dinner, you’ll find a selection of handcrafted pastas and Italian seafood classics. A live jazz piano and an intimate garden patio add to the romantic experience. www.dahlanddiluca.com.

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Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill Great for a post-hike lunch Details: $45 per person with wine pairings; $25 per person without wine pairings About: Mariposa delivers a menu of South American-inspired cuisine among floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor patio that gives way to panoramic views of Sedona’s red rocks. Using a wood-fired grill and wood-burning oven, Dahl creates handmade empanadas, ceviches, grilled chorizos, fresh fish, mole and housemade chimichurri sauces inspired by her South American travels, while a 600-bottle wine vault offers plenty of pairing selections. www.mariposasedona.com.

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want STAMP 3: Pisa Lisa Pizzeria Autentico Great for a mid-afternoon pizza stop Details: $40 per person (no wine pairing option) About: Pisa Lisa offers a more laidback dining experience for lunch or dinner with the same commitment to culinary craft as any of Dahl’s restaurants. Made with ultra-thin crust and organic, locally sourced ingredients, the wood-fired pizzas will have you exclaiming, “mamma mia!” The pizzas have simple, yet unique, flavor combinations – and there are even two vegan-friendly pizzas. You’ll also find tapas, salads and, of course, gelato. Check out the Leaning Tour Hour (i.e. happy hour) Sunday through Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. www.pisalisa.com.

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Should you decide to make the most of your Passport to Sedona, consider staying overnight at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa. Though only steps from Uptown Sedona’s shops and restaurants, the intimate boutique resort is a private sanctuary located on the banks of Oak Creek, with views of the enchanting red rocks and surrounding foliage. For the holidays, the resort is offering a special “Amara on the Rocks” winter package through Dec. 31, with weekday rates starting at $187. With this, your stay includes two specialty cocktails and complimentary morning coffee and tea service, plus complimentary social hour, in the resort’s Living Room (the lobby). And if all your restaurant-hopping has you needing some rest and relaxation, head to Amara Spa, where treatments take inspiration from native desert ingredients and Sedona’s healing energy. Try the spa’s brand-new 5 Element Balancing Facial, a 90-minute treatment that promotes balance and healing for all of the senses. The facial includes a hand treatment and a face massage using petrified wood-carved stones to encourage renewal and regeneration while aiding in personal growth. Book a reservation at www.amararesort.com or call 928.282.4828, and use code PROCKS to receive winter rates.

STAMP 4: Cucina Rustica Rustic Italian Kitchen Great for a classic, intimate dinner Details: $82 per person with wine pairings; $60 per person without wine pairings About: At Cucina Rustica, you’ll be swept away into the warm ambiance of an Old World Tuscan villa, complete with rustic Italian-Mediterranean cuisine to match. Dishes include antipasti, delicate pastas, hearty meat dishes and house specialties like a decadent eggplant parmigiana. Nestled in the Village of Oak Creek, Cucina Rustica is open nightly and features an award-winning wine collection. www.cucinarustica.com.

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The all-new, head-turning, high-performance super coupe

Fuel economy: 22/30 mpg city/highway Fab features: A muscled-up grand tourer It’s fast Luxurious good looks

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The Red Sport trim level tested here is powered by a 400-horsepower, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 and a seven-speed automatic transmission that’s standard on all trim levels. All-wheel drive is optional. The Red Sport is a new performance level for Infiniti. Think of it as you would the “M” line from BMW or the “AMG” vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. Like these performance vehicles, the Red Sport gets you more horsepower, larger brakes with red calipers, a sport-tuned digital dynamic suspension, 19-inch sport wheels, and aluminum-accented pedals and paddle shifters. What you don’t get are exterior body changes like flared wheel wells and carbon fiber applications as with the German models. Though, the Red Sport looks terrific. Its curvaceous body is an expression of visual velocity: low, wide and rakish. With its stretched and taut sheet metal, this is one of the most gorgeous production vehicles in the world. Inside, Red Sport features doorto-door, front-to-back fine-grain leather. Some Q60 models are available with white leather and glass-fiber accents. Darker interior colors are matched with black wood, aluminum or violet carbonfiber. Red Sport models are available with red leather and glass-fiber accents. The Q60 is a four-seater with two bucket seats in back. The rear legroom is better than expected, but the low roof compromises headroom for taller passengers. Rear seat space is for occasional use only. On the road, my all-wheel drive Red Sport dashed from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Handling is sharp and responsive with minimal body roll on cornering, and it does have a firmer ride than other models. Overall, the Q60 Red Sport is an unbeatable combination of high performance; gorgeous, aggressive styling; and a luxurious interior.

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DRESS: Red long vintage handmade, $245.95. BAG: Black beaded clutch, Badgley Mischka, $125.95. Both from To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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DRESS: Purple sequin, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $275.95. SHOES: Multicolored glitter booties, Christian Louboutin, $895.95. Both from To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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NECKLACE: Statement, $249.95. TOP: Gray silk, Lanvin, $275.95. SKIRT: Black ostrich feather, Lanvin, $375.95. BAG: Gray and black ombre patent leather clutch, Prada, $345.95. SHOES: Black patent leather platform Mary Jane heels, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, $225.95. All from To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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TOP: Black net camisole, AKRIS, price upon request. VEST: White fur with round iridescent sequin design, Naeem Khan, $1,195.95. SKIRT: Black knit scalloped, Alexander McQueen, $225.95. SHOES: Black boots with fur trim, Gucci, $375. All from To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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NECKLACE: Rhinestone statement, price upon request. DRESS: High-low black V-neck with silver details, Alexis, $215.95. Both from To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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DRESS: Red sleeveless fringe tweed, Chanel, $2,295.95. BAG: Vintage red quilted, Chanel, $1,595.95. SHOES: Snake print lace-up booties, Proenza Schouler, $225.95. All from To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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Salud! 2016 BY BEN ARNOLD

Cara Desvigne and Sarah Held

Salud! 2016 was the sixth annual evening of tasting and toasting in support of Gabriel’s Angels, an organization that provides pet therapy to at-risk children. Held at the Montelucia, guests enjoyed great food, wine, guest speakers and musical entertainment. All proceeds benefitted Gabriel’s Angels in its continued pursuit to provide pet therapy to Valley youth.

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Adam Rack and Michelle McMeehan

Jennifer Overall and Jack Gee

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Grand Prix Lawn Party BY BEN ARNOLD

Nicole Reeve and Skyler Scott

The Grand Prix Lawn Party was a two-day affair at the Scottsdale Waterfront, where guests wore Roaring ’20s attire while sampling a variety of beers, wines and food as well as listening to live music. The second annual Grand Prix race also took place, showcasing the craftmanship of race cars from the 1920s.

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Kira Kaur and Lauren Coles

Jean-Marc Puch and Elle Criscione

April Martinez and Brooke Peffer

The Hills Salon & Spa Grand Opening BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

The grand opening of The Hills Salon & Spa included giveaways, gift bags and hors d’oeuvres, and the first 50 guests were given a free manicure or blowout.

Cherie Williams and Jenn Osa

Rachel Roberts and Amy Tapley

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Rebecca Christen and Anthony Nocifera

Jason Shorb and Michelle Cheverie

Warren and Bobbi Alvord and Walt Brown Jr.

Brown’s Classic Autos Party BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Justin Bell and Shannon Goldsmith

Walt Brown Jr. hosted an exclusive private event with great food, music and friends to celebrate Brown’s Classic Autos’ continued growth and the company’s brand-new facility. The event also honored the new space’s accomplished builder, Tony Arme, and was sponsored by RPM Foundation and Hagerty.

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Tammy Cozzi, Melissa Simpson and Liz Sharp

Rebecca Katt and Ty Brennan

Justin Pazera and David Ocksrider

John and Heather Lorillo

SNIFF 2016 BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Animal lovers gathered to sip, shop, socialize and save lives at SNIFF 2016, an event held by SniffAZ at Gainey Ranch Golf Club. The event featured a raffle, live and silent auctions and adoptable dogs. SNIFF 2016 benefitted Friends of Animal Care & Control, the spay and neuter funding program of Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.

Mark and Lynn Van DerLinde

Michelle Grossman and Lia Lansky

Leanna Taylor with Turbo and Patrick Heigl

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Ann Siner and Tess Loo

Sunny Dunlavey and Brittany Britt

Angelica Littleo and Kristin Stoboda

My Sister’s Closet Silver Anniversary Soiree BY BEN ARNOLD

Linda Herold and Andrea Kalmanovitz

My Sister’s Closet celebrated 25 years of consignment success with a Silver Anniversary Soiree at their Lincoln Village Shopping Center location. Ann Siner, Jenny Siner and Tess Loo hosted this Karl Lagerfeld-themed evening, which included light bites, entertainment and shopping to benefit select nonprofits.

Tim and Sharon Kelly

PITCH 4 KIDZ Celebrity Dinner and Auction BY BEN ARNOLD

Kim Fricke and Lauren Shadid

Diana Gradstein and Kelsey Beck

The annual PITCH 4 KIDZ fundraising event was held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, bringing together celebrities and former and current athletes to raise funds for developmentally appropriate programs for children. The evening included entertainment, live music, auctions, dinner and drinks.

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Stacey and BilI Richman

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Presented by GoDaddy, Live & Local celebrated the best of food, spirits and music in the Valley. The event featured local restaurants, celebrity mixologists and entertainers at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. All proceeds benefitted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

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Stacie and Richard Stephenson

Felipe and Tannaz Ochoa

Stacy Lalwrence and Germaine Williams

6th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Caroline Jackson and Lisa Bell

The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships took place at WestWorld of Scottsdale with an excited crowd of more than 12,000 fans. Attendees got a sneak peek of the 2017 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, plus a fashion show, high tea and a cultural concert.

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Brian Page and Nicole Brown

Deanne Kimes and Michael O’Callaghan

Chelsea Young, Nic Roldan and Stephanie Clarke

Gary Jackson, Irma Diehl and Oscar de las Salas Bryan Thompson and Kylee Karns

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Gatsby Under the Stars Gala BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Attendees gathered at the Scottsdale Waterfront in their best Roaring ’20s attire for the opening night Grand Prix event: The Gatsby Under the Stars Gala. The gala featured plenty of eraappropriate dress and decor, lively music, dancing, gaming, complimentary cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tracy Turner and Whitney Murray Alexandra Schuchter, Maria Luna and Cecilia Strabala

Bryan Thompson and Kylee Karns Jason Mitchell and Marie Rosepink Denise Paulet and Sanel Lekic

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Renf Ames and Heather Novak

Stefanie Lotz and Jordan Rose

An Evening of Trends BY BEN ARNOLD

Melinda Petznick and Julie Kroot

An Evening of Trends honored the Valley’s trailblazers – the trendsetters – for creating positive change in the community. The glamorous evening was held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa and included a cocktail reception, dinner, presentations, dancing, dessert and an after-party.

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JAVA WITH A JOLT Winter’s hottest coffee-infused cocktails BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

There is nothing better than a great cup of joe in the morning – except, perhaps, a more adult version later in the day, especially during the holiday season. The next time you need a caffeine boost, sip on some of our favorite spiked and spirited coffee concoctions. BODGEA 13 Cocktail: The French Mocha Cost: $10 Details: This coffee concoction has a touch of Grand Marnier and chocolate liqueur, creating a flavor reminiscent of the chocolate oranges so popular during the holiday season. www.bodega13.com.

KELLY’S AT SOUTHBRIDGE Cocktail: XOXO Espresso Cost: $14 Details: If you’re a coffee lover, you will love the XOXO Espresso, made with Patron XO Cafe, vodka, Irish creme and creme de cocoa. www.kellysatsouthbridge.com.

THE REFUGE CAFÉ Cocktail: Cayenne Mocha Cost: $7.50 Details: This cocktail combines cayenne mocha with espresso liqueur to create a spicy, scrumptious coffee that will warm you from the inside out. www.therefugeaz.com.

LA HACIENDA Cocktail: Bebidas de Fuego Cost: $14 Details: There are six Bebidas de Fuego – or flaming coffees – on the restaurant’s menu. The most popular is the Cafe 1921 made with 1921 Tequila de Crema, coffee and whipped cream, topped with chocolate shavings. www.scottsdaleprincess.com.

RNR GASTROPUB Cocktail: Espresso-tini Cost: $13 Details: Get ready for a unique twist on the classic martini featuring ground espresso, Caffe Moka, hazelnut liqueur and coffee beans. www.rnrscottsdale.com.

GRASSROOTS KITCHEN & TAP Cocktail: Collins Irish Coffee Cost: $9 Details: A nod to owner Chris Collins’ Irish roots, this cocktail mixes Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, locally brewed Passport Coffee and housemade whipped cream. www.grassrootsaz.com.

32 SHEA Cocktail: Nutella Espresso Martini Cost: $10 Details: Yes, Nutella! The creamy hazelnut spread is actually mixed with espresso as well as Baileys and a little vodka for an extra kick. www.32shea.com.

NORTH ITALIA Cocktail: Italian Coffee Cost: $8 Details: The Italian Coffee blends espresso, Galliano Ristretto coffee liqueur and amaretto, all topped with housemade vanilla whipped cream for a smooth finish. www.northitaliarestaurant.com.

BEVVY Cocktail: The Famous SparkPlug Cost: $12 Details: This brunch cocktail features Stoli Vanil vodka, Baileys, Kahlua and cold-pressed coffee, chilled in a martini glass. www.bevvyaz.com.

BITTER & TWISTED COCKTAIL PARLOUR Cocktail: Deadman Oaxacan Cost: $11 Details: This fiery number uses mezcal, Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur, and Bitter & Twisted’s cold-brew coffee. It’s then stirred to perfection with a touch of Cynar. www.bitterandtwisted.com.

ZUZU AT HOTEL VALLEY HO Cocktail: The Zsa Zsa Cost: $13 Details: Made with Stoli Vanil vodka, Baileys, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, espresso and white chocolate shavings, this caffeinated concoction is a deliciously sweet treat. www.hotelvalleyho.com.

THE HERB BOX Cocktail: Chocolatl Mocha Cost: $11 Details: A delicious cocktail based on Mayan folklore, this libation will keep the party going all night long. Experience the taste of dark roast coffee, chocolate and cinnamon all in one with a hint of tequila. www.theherbbox.com.

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One of Scottsdale’s newest additions is Fat Ox, an Italian restaurant helmed by Chef Matt Carter. An early standout dish is the Charred Taleggio. For this appetizer, Carter pairs the semisoft Italian cheese, known for its thin crust and fruity tang, with an earthy roasted beet mostarda, black walnuts for added texture, and a hint of citrus. He tops it with Sicilian extra-virgin olive oil and serves it with fresh housemade bread, which you’ll no doubt use to sop up every last bite. Fat Ox, 6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.307.6900; www.ilovefatox.com. DECEMBER 2016 |

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TAKE-HOME TREATS

Savor the season with gourmet goodies to go BY TARYN JEFFRIES

When it comes to holiday hosting, there are a lot of details to think about, and more often than not, it is the sweetest part of a meal – dessert – that ends up being an afterthought. Cut back on your hours spent in the kitchen and allow one of these local restaurants to do the delicious bake work for you. Whether you’re playing host or need to arrive to a gathering in sweet, sweet style, you can simply pre-order your festive treats, pick them up, and be on your merry way. And should you decide to pass a pie off as your own, we promise we won’t tell!

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ARCADIA FARMS CAFÉ Sweets: Sometimes you need something on the dessert table that isn’t a pie. Arcadia Farms Café has a white chocolate peppermint cake that will blow any ol’ pumpkin pie out of the water. Cake might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to holiday treats, but this decadent white chocolate cake is beautifully presented, and the hint of cool peppermint will put you right in a jolly spirit! Price: $45 Timeline: Call ahead with two to three days’ notice Info: 480.941.5665; www.arcadiafarmscafe.com | DECEMBER 2016

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Sweets: For a range of sweet options, Benedict’s has almost everything you could possibly want. They will be offering flourless chocolate cake and cinnamon almond coffee cake; sea salt dark chocolate cookies; a variety of scone flavors; and pies in flavors of pecan hazelnut, classic cherry, caramel apple and pumpkin chai. Whether you’re looking for a hostess gift or an indulgent addition to the dessert table at your next gathering, Benedict’s has what you need in bountiful supply. Price: Pies, $24; cakes, $23; one dozen cookies, $24; one dozen scones, $30 Timeline: Call ahead with three days’ notice Info: 602.992.3337; www.benedictscaterers.com

Sweets: If you’re entertaining a group of chocolate lovers, they may be fighting over Local Bistro’s chocolate walnut torte. This confection is comprised of layer after layer of flourless chocolate cake, made complete with a light and fluffy whipped cream. Salted caramel gelato puts this dreamy dessert over the top! Local Bistro also has a semi-traditional tiramisu – espresso-soaked lady fingers paired with a sweet, creamy marsala mousse. Price: Tiramisu, $40; chocolate walnut torte, $50 Timeline: Call ahead with three to four days’ notice Info: 480.302.6050, www.localbistroaz.com

Sweets: For a sweet seasonal gift, or perhaps a finishing touch to your dessert display, pick up a variety of treats at the Four Seasons Scottsdale’s retro eatery, Proof. You’ll find items like carrot cake and cran-apple jams, spicy maple Arizona pecans, chocolate honey-glazed almonds, chipotle caramel corn and assorted holiday cookies – all crafted in-house. Cookie flavors include gingerbread crinkle, cranberry pistachio shortbread, chocolate mint biscotti and orange almond spritz – yum! Price: Box of cookies (two dozen), $33; jams, $11 each or $19 for both; pecans, $19; almonds, $19; caramel corn, $11 Timeline: Readily available Info: 480.513.5085, www.proofcanteen.com

CITIZEN PUBLIC HOUSE Sweets: For something quite unique and extra delicious, check out Citizen Public House’s bacon brittle, a signature creation courtesy of Tracy Dempsey. The sweet and savory combo has a touch of smokiness to it, and the texture is far airier than most brittles. This is the perfect accoutrement to your treats table – or a tasty party favor for your guests! Price: $10 per bag Timeline: Readily available but if purchasing in bulk, call ahead Info: 480.398.4208; www.citizenpublichouse.com

LON’S AT THE HERMOSA INN Sweets: LON’s is well-known for their incredible menu and dessert fans rave about their Cowboy Candy Bar. This sweet treat is a fusion of spicy chocolate, thanks to the addition of a chili-spiced ganache, laced with almonds and feuilletine, which are crisp flakes that have a caramelized praline flavor. A thick caramel sauce adds the finishing touch. For the holidays, you can purchase the Cowboy Candy Bar in boxes of three. Yeehaw! Price: $24 per box Timeline: Call ahead with 24 hours’ notice Info: 602.955.7878, www.hermosainn.com

ROARING FORK Sweets: Can’t decide between chocolate and pecan pie? Luckily, you won’t have to with Roaring Fork’s warm pecan pie. This decadent treat is a delicious combination of chocolate and toffee all incorporated into a pecan pie filling. The crisp, buttery crust is perfectly flaky all while holding the rich pie together. It’s truly a little slice of holiday spirit on a plate! Price: $48 Timeline: Call ahead with 24 hours’ notice Info: 480.947.0795, www.roaringfork.com

TWISTED GROVE PARLOR + BAR Sweets: Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar will offer pre-orders of their full-size butterscotch pecan pie. Made completely in-house, the graham cracker crust is generously filled with butterscotch custard filling and candied pecans, then topped with caramel, whipped cream and crushed pecans for an oh-so-sweet crunch. Price: $20 per pie Timeline: Readily available but suggested to call ahead Info: 480.699.0811, www.twistedgrove.com

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DINING GUIDE BY TARYN JEFFRIES

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

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

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

AMERICAN

DREXYL MODERN AMERICAN One of the newer restaurants at The Shops at Gainey Village is providing dishes that represent the melting pot that is the U.S., interloping a variety of western and eastern influences. You’ll find the menu full of approachable and familiar dishes like ahi tuna taco trios and chopped salads to please every kind of diner. There are also some very unique and compelling dishes like their steak frites salad and a delightful jade pesto halibut. The interior is inviting and bright and the service is consistent and friendly. 8877 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.840.1861; www.drexylusa. com; $$ EL DORADO BAR & GRILL Catch a game, live music and great deals on food and beverage at this welcoming establishment. Mondays feature Build Your Own Burger for $6.50 while Fridays indicate a fish fry. The menu spans bar favorites such as wings, sliders, burgers and hearty sandwiches, while the bar pours out chilled beer, cool cocktails and wine. 8708 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.2606; www.eldorado-bar-grill.com; $$ SHAKE SHACK The highly lauded Shake Shack has finally landed in Scottsdale, and fans are rejoicing. Located within (and accessible from outside) Scottsdale Fashion Square and recently opened at Kierland Commons, this place will certainly be every tired shopper’s culinary

retreat. Stop in for a quick burger and cheesy fry combo. The burgers are everything you want them to be – juicy and full of flavor, and the accoutrements only add to the experience. Make sure to check out their frozen custard shakes or concretes to sweeten the experience. Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.270.8825. Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale; 602.362.2020; www.shakeshack. com; $$ THE CHICKEN SCOOP Do you have a serious love for chicken salad, or maybe you just think of it as an afterthought at a potluck? Either way, you are in for a treat and a surprise. This quirky spot at The Promenade has more than 13 different types of chicken salad, from the traditional to a curry version and everything in between. The ambiance is perfect for fueling up after a day of shopping and the staff are attentive and friendly. 16495 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.219.9419; www.chickenscoopaz.com; $$ THE THUMB An artisan market, car wash, wine bar and barbecue joint all in one place? The Thumb is a one-stop shop for all the things you didn’t know you needed. Enjoy their brisket sandwich or a half rack of St. Louis Ribs, get your car washed and detailed and pick up a unique gift all in this eclectic and charming spot. 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.8186; www. thethumb.com; $$

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AHI POKE BOWL This Japanese and Hawaiian fusion concept has lots of people talking. Enjoy the freshest ingredients available while you create your signature poke dish in a fast-casual environment. You can load up your bowls with a variety of proteins, sides, sauces and toppings or you can keep it simple with just a few of the fresh ingredients. The possibilities and flavor combinations are nearly endless. 2805 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.219.9310; www.ahipokibowl.com; $ GEISHA A GO GO Looking for a date night with all the flash and flair of an anime cartoon? Geisha A Go Go should be your go-to spot. From the Japanese video games to the Karaoke rooms, this place is a party just waiting for your arrival. Geisha is host to an impressive and lively happy hour. The vibe here is young and a little rowdy. 7150 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.699.0055; www. geishaagogo.com; $$ INCHIN’S BAMBOO GARDEN The cuisine here is a combination of Indian and Chinese and the fusion results in an exciting and flavorful blend. The space is adorned with antiques and treasures from Beijing to Shanghai. The comprehensive menu features a mix of standard and vegetarian options, and tableside sauces allow you the option of kicking up the spice level if desired. 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley; 480.306.6883; www.bamboo-gardens.com; $$ LING & LOUIE’S ASIAN BAR AND GRILL What happens when a native of Shanghai and an all-American guy from Ohio fall in love and create a restaurant? You get Ling & Louie’s, SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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which offers up an edgy and affordable experience that will please a variety of diners. The energetic atmosphere and the easily navigable menu guarantee that no dinner here will be boring. 9397 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.767.5464; www.lingandlouies.com; $$ SAKANA SUSHI & GRILL Sakana offers fresh, tender sushi in a comfortable environment with great prices and an excellent customer experience. The menu features specialty sushi rolls, sashimi, udon and ramen, as well as cooked dishes for your non-sushi loving friends. With generous portions, great value and friendly service, Sakana will make you feel like a lucky cat. 6989 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.609.3850; www.sakanasushiandgrill.com; $$ WOK BOX The main goal of Wok Box is to create the freshest tastes of Asia using top-quality and nutritious ingredients, while making them healthy, convenient and affordable and they appear to be right on task. The menu is full of delicious noodle, curry and banh mi options as well as vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. 15807 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, 480.657.8888, www.wokbox.us, $$

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BUTTERFIELD’S PANCAKE HOUSE With pancakes in the name, you’re sure to expect an array of options, and you would be correct, as there are 14 variations on the menu. The breakfast fare doesn’t stop there, though. There are also waffles, French toast, skillets and many more specialties available. You’ll also find a friendly staff and welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. 7388 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.951.6002; www.butterfieldsrestaurant.com; $$ BUTTERS PANCAKES & CAFÉ With all of the breakfast dishes that you expect to see like fluffy pancakes, flavorful omelets and crispy French toast, Butter’s delights the pickiest of eaters. For diners looking for something a little different, they also offer up creative dishes like the Mexicana omelet, Irish benny, and the eggs verde. 8390 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale; 480.629.4333; www.butterscafe.com; $$ D’LITE HEALTHY ON THE GO This petite eatery is offering up a healthy alternative to drive-thru breakfast options, and they recently expanded to a new location in North Scottsdale. Need a quick jolt of energy by way of a large coffee cup? Order up one of their fair trade coffee concoctions, and you are well on your way to a productive morning. No matter what your preference is, be it bagels, bialys or breakfast burritos, D’Lite has you covered. You can feel good about anything you order because all items are made with health in mind. South Scottsdale, 2613 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.247.8537; North Scottsdale; 7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.248.9545; www.dlitehealthyonthego. com; $ EGG N’ JOE We have two words for you: German pancakes. Sure, this breakfast joint has omelets, Benedicts, French toast, waffles and eggs any way that you want them, but the star here is

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guide the German pancakes. First off, they are massive. As in, bigger than your plate massive. The pancakes are light and airy and can be topped your choice of fruit. If you’re looking for the comfort that only a traditional big breakfast can provide, this is the place for you. 23271 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.265.9968; www.eggnjoe.com; $$ MOJO MORNING JOINT Whether you are looking for a refreshing meal before or after you hit the links, Mojo Morning Joint is healthy, fresh and filling. Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. and they keep serving until 2 p.m. Their hitchhiker is a quick breakfast sandwich presented on an English muffin dressed with herb mayo and includes scrambled eggs, tomato and your choice of breakfast protein. You can also imbibe on any of their vodka- or rum-infused smoothies. 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.502.1800; www.grayhawkgolf.com; $$ PERK EATERY The popularity of this breakfast joint will almost guarantee a wait, but it will be worth it the moment your meal arrives. The restaurant is family owned and features a midwest mentality that will ensure you get to know a little about the staff before you’re done with your coffee. 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale; 480.998.6026; www.perkeatery.com; $$

BREWERIES

FOUR PEAKS GRILL & TAP With an intense commitment to creating exceptional beer to be shared with the local community, Four Peaks has been creating loyal fans that grow in numbers with each new year. They offer eight beers that you can find all year long (as well as in your local grocery), as well as some exciting seasonal offerings. To keep things simple, all menu items feature suggestions for the perfect pairings. 15745 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.1795; www.fourpeaks.com; $$ MCFATE’S TAP + BARREL McFate Tap + Barrel (formerly Fate Brewing) creates smaller brew batches, which means that while you will always see your favorites in rotation, there are also many opportunities to try some of their seasonal and experimental brews that are often exclusive to the brewery. Their menu also features a variety of woodfired pizzas. 7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.994.1274; www.fatebrewing.com; $$ O.H.S.O. EATERY + DISTILLERY While O.H.S.O. is busy creating their own craft brews, they’re also cooking up a diverse and expansive menu. Whether you pair your food with their brews or any of the other craft brews they have on tap, you’re sure to enjoy your time at the brewery. The Brewer’s Plate is a great place to start, offering up artisan cheese, meats, popcorns, nuts and fruit, letting you nosh a little of everything. 15681 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.948.3159; www.ohsodistillery.com; $$ PAPAGO BREWING Tucked away in a nondescript strip mall, Papago Brewing has been brewing up some local craft beer – and you may have never known. They boast 30 beers on tap, and

once one is empty, a different one will take its place, giving patrons the opportunity to try out a variety of brews. Their hand-stretched pizzas feature a different beer in the creation of the crust each day. Now, that’s some tasty experimentation! 7107 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.425.7439; www.papagobrewing.com; $$

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FORNO FABBRI 1949 This Italian bakery has been using the same craft-cooking method and family recipes since 1949 – and there’s a reason why. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. From breakfast dishes to pizza and paninis to entrees, they offer everything. There are also cheese- and salumi-tasting plates. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; www.fornofabbri. com; $-$$ IL CAPO PIZZERIA Need a bite to eat before or after catching a movie at the nearby theater? Il Capo offers a wide variety of Italian favorites, from woodfired pizzas to handmade pastas and stromboli to decadent pastas. Their duck prosciutto pizza features house-cured duck prosciutto, sliced figs, goat cheese and a rich fig butter. The restaurant’s bar also features bubbl’inos, a prosecco cocktail infused with fresh fruit. 7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.951.0077; www. ilcapoaz.com; $$ LEONI’S FOCACCIA Quality, not quantity, is the name of the game at this custom sandwich shop. There are only six sandwich combinations on the menu, but you can rest assured that their creation has been carefully labored over. The flavor and texture combinations allow the individual components to shine without being muddled by too many ingredients. The housemade focaccia is pillow soft and made throughout the day. Do not forget to try out their specialty cookies with a cup of coffee. 7116 E. Mercer Lane, Scottsdale; 480.607.2888; www.leonisfocaccia. com; $$ NICK’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT For more than 18 years, Nick’s has been creating happy diners with their homemade pasta, pizza and seafood dishes. One local favorite is their veal marsala; the tender meat is not overpowered with a heavy tart sauce. The light wine based sauce allows the depth of flavor to complement the veal. Pasta options are seemingly endless and they also have an extensive gluten free menu creating the perfect local spot to share a meal with the whole family. Nick’s on Frank Lloyd Wright, 13910 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.314.9445; Nick’s at Pinnacle Peak, 23417 N. Pima Road, 480.515.0096; Scottsdale; Nick’s at Tatum and Shea, 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 602.953.1110; www.nicks-italian.com; $$ POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA This is the only local restaurant to offer a truly authentic Neapolitan pizza. In fact, the pizza is certified by the V.P.N. (Verace Pizza Napoletana) and the A.P.N. (Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani) from Italy. In addition to authentic Italian pizzas – which are all homeSO SCOTTSDALE! |

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made, of course – Pomo offers salads, soups, pastas and paninis. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.pomopizzeria. com; $$ ROSATI’S AUTHENTIC CHICAGO PIZZA Since 1964, Rosati’s has been crafting authentic Chicago-style pizza from recipes passed down through the Rosati family. The pies are served up in four styles of Chicago pizza –traditional thin crust, their unique double dough, Chicago deep dish and authentic stuffed -with dough that’s made fresh daily.7570 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.999.5400; www.rosatispizza. com; $$

MEXICAN

BLANCO TACOS + TEQUILA No need to wait until Tuesday to check out the bounty of tacos at Blanco Tacos + Tequila. Regardless of your particular protein preference, you’ll receive three beautifully dressed tacos along with black or charro beans. If tacos aren’t your thing, you can opt for fajitas, chicken mole or a special Blanco burger. There is also a range of salads and burritos to choose from. Bonus: Blanco has a dedicated gluten-free fryer for their corn chips. 6166 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.305.6692; www.foxrc.com; $$ CARLSBAD TAVERN If you enjoy a little kick in your dishes, you’re going to love Carlsbad Tavern. This restaurant prides itself on presenting guests with the best representation of New Mexican cuisine. From New Mexican potstickers and stacked enchiladas to habanero cheeseburgers and Southwestern gumbo pasta, all of the dishes here have a nice range of heat. You’ll also find a variety of locally brewed beers to help you cool down! 3313 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.787.2241; www.carlsbadtavern.com; $$ CIEN AGAVES TACOS & TEQUILA With 15 different types of tacos and 100 tequilas, this restaurant has the makings of a great place to kick back with friends and create your own fiesta no matter the day. You’ll find huge portions, handcrafted margaritas, festive decor and great customer service. 7228 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale; 480.970.9002; www. cienagaves.com; $$ SALT + LIME MODERN MEXICAN GRILL With Mexican fare being a staple in the Valley, it’s always fun to experience different interpretations. Salt + Lime boasts casual and classy Mexican cuisine, and the simple, yet artful, approach to their menu items proves this to be true. Start off with the requisite chips and salsa, and then choose between five different salsas of varying degrees. Next, move straight onto any one of their 12 creative taco combinations. 9397 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.661.5463; www.saltandlimeaz.com; $$ SUMOMAYA MEXICAN ASIAN KITCHEN SumoMaya seamlessly melds the bold flavors of Latin America and the Far East, creating an exciting menu no matter which section you choose. If you love guacamole, you’ll be delighted by the addition of rib-eye, lump crab or bacon to the traditional starter. SumoMaya also has eight different types of ceviche and a wide array of rolls, tacos, and bowls. If you’re

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guide looking for a delicious departure from traditional, put this place on your list of spots to visit! 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.397.9520; www.sumomaya.com; $$ THE MISSION This acclaimed eatery provides a sophisticated backdrop to your dinner. Pork is king at The Mission with the pork belly pibil, and the crispy pork and cola lime glaze are two of the best interpretations of pork belly in the Valley. All menu items offer vibrant flavors and the Spanish-influenced ambiance make this a great date spot. 3815 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.636.5005; www.themissionaz. com; $$$

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EL CHORRO El Chorro is an Arizona tradition, exemplifying the state’s strong history. The location has been operating as a restaurant since 1937 in various forms, growing in space over the years. Whether you opt to indulge in their decadent brunch menu or linger over their hearty dinner offerings like the classic trout amandine, chateaubriand for two or the Niman Ranch prime NY steak, you’re guaranteed an exquisite dining experience (and don’t skimp on the sticky buns!). 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; 480.948.5170; www.elchorro. com; $$$ GRASSROOTS KITCHEN & TAP Grassroots provides the perfect backdrop for a quick lunch with friends, a business meeting after work or dinner and drinks with friends or a date. The Southern-inspired menu offers the best combination of comfort foods and responsibly sourced ingredients. Try the farm-to-table vegetable platter for a fresh and healthy entree option. If you need something a little meatier, sink your teeth into the Carolina baby back ribs. A winning starter is the housemade Common Ground Burrata. 8120 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.699.0699; www.grassrootsaz.com; $$ KELLY’S AT SOUTHBRIDGE Looking for a stellar spot for great food and drinks and some epic people watching? Settle in at Kelly’s at Southbridge, dig into some of their traditional pub classics or modern American dishes, grab a glass of wine or specialty cocktail, and keep your eyes open. The 8,000-square-foot space offers a variety of seating options and the service is consistently attentive. Their social hour is a great time to get discounted drinks and starters if you’re wanting more of a nosh than a whole meal. 7117 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.393.3205; www.kellysatsouthbridge.com; $$ LINCOLN RESTAURANT Lincoln Restaurant has replaced the space that formerly housed BLT Steak within the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. This restaurant delivers a more refined menu that honors the flavors and culture of our great state, and ingredients are sourced from 10 local farms to ensure the freshest ingredients possible. The adjacent (and renamed) Bar 1936 will be mixing up specialty cocktails utilizing housemade mixers and craft ice cubes. 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley;

480.905.7979; $$$ SEL From start to finish, your experience at SEL will overwhelm, excite and indulge you. The pristine and polished restaurant features a rotating prix fixe four-course menu specially crafted by Chef Branden Levine. Each dish comes across your table as a work of art, almost too beautiful to disrupt. Almost. The innovation and passion that Chef displays through his dishes is at times overwhelming, but never disappointing. 7044 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.949.6296; www.selrestaurant. com; $$$$ THE HERB BOX The Herb Box is an ever-evolving restaurant due in large part to the culinary vision of Chef Becky J. Windels, who finds inspiration from local farmers’ markets. Looking for unique breakfast offerings? How about a Brussels sprout hash and manchego cheese omelet? If you’re looking for sweet comfort, opt in for the red velvet pancakes. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find a version you would never have thought of here. 20707 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.289.6180; www.theherbbox. com; $$

STEAKHOUSE

BLACK & BLEU This restaurant is full of beauty, fitting of an upscale eatery of its ilk. You’ll find a menu complete with Black Angus offerings paired perfectly with Moody Blue cheese, which are both the focus of this restaurants name. Only open for dinner, with a diverse menu featuring starters like black mussels in ginger coconut and charcuterie starring meats like boar salami and duck prosciutto. For dinner you can linger over a prime 45-day, dry-aged rib-eye steak rubbed with Maldon sea salt and tellicherry black pepper. Contrary to other steakhouses, you will find that Black & Bleu offers more traditional complete meals, as opposed to all a la carte items. 9343 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.767.1810; www.blackbleu.com; $$$ DOMINICK’S STEAKHOUSE You’ll certainly expect Dominick’s to be an upscale steakhouse with an outstanding menu selection, but there is so much more to this restaurant. For lack of a better adjective, this restaurant is sexy. There is an opulence to the decor; leather and cashmere on the walls, a rooftop pool and the most gorgeous floor you’ve ever seen. The prime steak and chop options are phenomenal, huge and masterfully prepared. If you’re looking to impress, this spot should be at the top of your list. 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.272.7271; www.dominicksteakhouse.com; $$$$ EDDIE MERLOT’S One of the newest premiere steakhouse in the Valley, Eddie Merlot’s is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. They offer impeccable and attentive service, knowledgeable staff, and painstakingly perfect decor which you will experience in abundance prior to arriving at your table. All of the beef is aged a minimum of 21 days and comes in a variety of in-house cuts. If you’re looking for something truly unique, opt for the Wagyu tomahawk rib-eye DECEMBER 2016 |

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of bone-in New York strip. 23207 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.699.0480; www.eddiemerlots.com; $$$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE When people hear the name Ruth’s Chris Steak House it’s immediately associated with classic style and service. The attention to detail is legendary, and their steaks are consistently tender and seared to perfection. The superior cuts and traditional preparations and sides are the benchmarks for all other steakhouses. Ruth’s Chris also serves a wide variety of world-class wines that are hand-picked to pair perfectly with their menu offerings. If you are looking for classic style and taste, revisit Ruth’s Chris and see why they have remained a time-honored favorite. 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.5988; www.ruthschris.com; $$$

WINE BARS

B&R WINE – FOOD Unwind with wine, craft beer and a menu of shareable bites at this charming neighborhood bistro. Menu selections range from a deli board to pizza and bruschetta. Stop in for a stellar happy hour every day from 3 to 6 p.m. (any glass of wine is $6!). Closed Monday. 7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.483.5396; www. brwinefood.com; $ GWIN WINE + BEER The husband and wife team at GWIN bring a wealth of knowledge of wine that served as the inspiration for this new wine lounge. Alexandra and Alex Manuel have partnered with longtime friends to create a unique opportunity and backdrop for wine and beer lovers alike. You can find wines from the family vineyard as well as many regional favorites and craft beers. The light menu features charcuterie and cheese boards as well as a dessert flight that will pair perfectly with the wine or beer of your choosing. 7342 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.247.9915; www.gwinaz.com; $$ LDV WINE GALLERY While the actual Lawrence Dunham vineyards are a car trip out of town, in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills, you can now enjoy wine tastings with a much shorter car trip. The owners of the vineyard have opened up a tasting space for guests to enjoy their wines in Downtown Scottsdale. LDV’S wines are courted by a delightful menu crafted in their open kitchen. Check out the Flights & Bites series which pairs wines and appetizers with live acoustic music. 6951 E. 1st St., Scottsdale; 480.664.4822; www.ldvwinegallery.com; $$ SORSO WINE ROOM Whether you’re in need of an approachable everyday wine or something truly remarkable for a special celebration, you’ll find all that your inner sommelier’s heart desires at Sorso. The wines are actually on-tap, allowing guests to taste their way through different regions and vintages by allowing for a full glass or just a taste. In addition to the 32 on-tap, they offer more than 100 wines from all over the world by glass or bottle. The short and sweet menu is full of items handpicked to pair with your chosen glass of vino. 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.4344; www.sorsowineroom.com; $$

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Cuddles offers kids cute and cozy blankets made with love BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

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fter selling to brick-and-mortar boutiques throughout the U.S. for several years, Diane Meyer decided it was time to open a store of her inspired children’s brand, Goochie Goo Garbs, in her hometown of Scottsdale. As a mother of four and grandmother of 12, Meyer drew her line’s inspiration

from her children and grandchildren, launching Goochie Goo Garbs in 2012. “My children’s, and their children’s, love of their ‘blankies’ inspired me to create a line of keepsake quality blankets that were luxuriously soft, pretty and practical.” Her blankets boomed instantly. Given SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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her brand’s immediate success, Meyer eventually set up a Goochie Goo Garbs website and added an online store. Her line of trademark keepsake blankets has appeared on shows like Kids World and at ABC Kids Expo. Now, Meyer has taken cute and coziness to another level right here in Scottsdale, aptly named Cuddles. Cuddles has a selection of unique gifts for “Tots to Teens and In-B-Tween.” The store offers the complete line of Meyer’s Goochie Goo Garbs, including the option to customize blankets, capes and pillows. “Customers can come in to Cuddles to see, touch and feel the vast array of fabrics and trims we have available.” In addition to her beloved blankets, Cuddles is fully stocked with fun products and nationally recognized favorites, courtesy of Meyer’s tasteful eye. “Call it my inner child, but I thoroughly enjoy our buying trips. We search high and low for unique and whimsical products that everyone will enjoy,” she says. Meyer began her business as a mother working from home and selling her products online as a “mompreneur.” Cuddles carries mompreneur products so that customers can experience homemade gifts without the barrier of the computer screen. “Call me old-fashioned, but I still like to be able to touch and feel products when I shop. My hope is that Cuddles offers people the best of both worlds.” The Valley will get a whole lot cozier on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the store has its grand opening celebration. Magic elves will serve hot cocoa, coffee and snacks while guests peruse the store and all its festive goodies. From selling Goochie Goo Garbs to retailers across the nation to finding the brand a home at Cuddles, Meyer is one busy grandma on a mission to blanket the Valley in love. “As the grand opening draws near, my team, friends and family are busy, busy, busy! Every day has been somewhat of a learning experience leading up to this point, but it’s a labor of love and it is worth it!” Cuddles, 8912 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.659.2964; www.goochiegoo.com.

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