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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| DECEMBER 2016
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