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BEFORE

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Features 36  HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Emily Greinke shares her journey from a small town to the spotlight and, now, to serving her community and her family

68 FASHION Southern charm

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

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Contents Pulse 21 UP CLOSE Kyle Mauch talks building a lifechanging business after baseball

24 BEAT Nicole Pepin dreams up sweets for every occasion

26 BEAT Mark Rukavina helps people relive special moments and milestones

28 HIS STYLE Meet Eric Marcus

30 HER STYLE

Now 41 HOT TICKET Summer Cocktail Camp

42 LOWDOWN News to know

48 CALENDAR Noteworthy events

52 EVENT SpayGhetti and No Balls Gala

54 OUT Beat the heat

56 OUT Pool parties

58 CULTURE Meet painter Laura Coppel

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32 NOTICED Women on the scene


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People talk about seizing the day, so why not seize the summer? Think high-energy pool parties (page 56), refreshing drinks that give back (page 82), seasonal menus (page 42), and cool ways to beat the heat from on-water workouts to icy escapes (page 54). Not to mention an all-new indoor farmers market (page 48), so you don’t have to give up getting your weekend foodie finds just because it’s hot. While you’re at it, dream up your next summer sojourn, from heading to Huntington Beach (page 77) to vacationing in Venice, Italy (page 80) to cruising on Lake Powell (page 75). Or, let our collection of tropic-inspired treasures help you feel like you’re worlds away, right at home (page 64). In honor of the National Day of the Cowboy (celebrated July 28), pick out a pair of style-savvy boots (page 61) and rein in your own Southern charm with summer-approved styles from the quintessential Southern belle herself, Reese Witherspoon (page 68). Speaking of cowboy, or, rather, the Cowboys, our cover star Emily Greinke – who was a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and Miss Daytona Beach USA – is now an Arizona gal through and through. Married to D-backs pitcher Zack Greinke, Emily gives us a glimpse into her journey (page 36) from small-town Florida to her formative years in the spotlight to her life now, where she is focused on family, raising her two young boys, and giving back to the community she now calls home. Finally, on a personal note, I chose to include an inaugural event close to my heart: the SpayGhetti and No Balls Gala (page 52), which raises funds for spaying and neutering initiatives at Arizona Small Dog Rescue. Most of the animals at this rescue come from the euthanasia list at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control, where I recently rescued a sweet dog who was found as a stray (and not spayed) by a county field officer. Pet overpopulation is a real issue, and this event is just one way to mitigate that while helping other pups like my new fur baby, Hope, actually have hope. Here’s to seizing your summer! All the best, Editor-in-Chief chelsea@richmanmediagroup.com Instagram: @young_chelsea Connect with us! Facebook: @soscottsdalemagazine Instagram: @so_scottsdale_magazine

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

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LIVING HIS LEGACY Kyle Mauch talks building a life-changing business after baseball

When former minor league baseball player Kyle Mauch begins talking about his business as entrepreneur, speaker, consultant and podcast host, he lights up and his passion is infectious. “When you can’t wait for Monday, you’re living a life in charge,” Mauch says. “That’s what I wanted to have when I built

Athletes Brand, a company that makes me wake up every morning excited for what the day has to offer.” It’s those moments that make the man, and, from those moments, Mauch built his empire. Mauch grew up in a small town in southern Oregon and was

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Pulse UP CLOSE raised with a ball in one hand and a dusty baseball mitt in the other. A son of a former baseball player and a younger sibling to two up-and-coming athletes, Mauch seemed destined for the sport. “Growing up in a family of baseball players and raised in a town where sports were everything, I never really thought of doing anything else,” Mauch says. “Your life was baseball and you never really got the chance to explore any other passions.” Mauch quickly excelled through high school and college baseball and was praised as the kid who was “going to make it.” Everyone said that he would go far, maybe even make it to major league baseball. At the time, it was the only goal he ever had, and, yet, when finally tapped from the minor leagues by a scout to try out for the San Diego Padres, Mauch hesitated. “I was still rehabilitating from a devastating injury from the previous season,” Mauch says. “And all of the sudden, baseball seemed like an endless series of possible injuries and a future of only being a ballplayer. I was on the cusp of attaining the dream I had always chased, yet it didn’t have the same appeal as some of the other successes I was beginning to experience.” Mauch had just launched his first business, Refined Craft, while playing NCAA Division 1 baseball. Refined Craft was a website where Mauch sold custom-designed T-shirts, a hobby of his at the time. After a few months of decent sales, a fellow player asked if he could design a T-shirt and sell it for one of his favorite charities. Seemingly overnight, the concept took off and dozens of athletes were approaching him to launch their own shirt designs and raise money for their own charities. It was time for Mauch to decide which path to take: the straight and narrow road of professional baseball or the curved path of entrepreneurship.

Scoring Big Shocking everyone, Mauch turned his back on the professional baseball contract and went on to found a second company called Athletes Brand, a consulting firm that helps athletes craft their legacy beyond their profession while raising money for their own nonprofits – and has gone on to do the same for musicians, actors and entrepreneurs. His network and access to a hard-to-reach group gave him an edge, but his sincere manner and approach made Athletes Brand the talk of the industry. Just six months after the launch of Athletes Brand, Mauch was making six figures as the sole owner and operator of his companies. Today, Athletes Brand is a seven-figure business working with more than 800 pro athletes from around the world. Mauch had finally created a legacy bigger than the game he had loved. “Athletes Brand is a system of brand-building techniques that helps its clients understand what their relevant value is and how they can use it to change the world for the better,” Mauch says. “Our company’s goal is to make altruism a foundation of business, career and life instead of just an act of kindness.” Since launching Athletes Brand, Mauch has been named Arizona’s Top Apparel Designer 2018 by Arizona Foothills Magazine and the 2012 and 2013 “30 Under 30” in the sports industry by Forbes. He has also been featured on Good Morning America, Fox, CNN, ESPN, OWN, MLB Network, and Bleacher

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Report as well as in National Geographic and The New York Times. Mauch even had the opportunity to pitch his company to Danica Patrick at 120 mph while driving a NASCAR. Most recently, Mauch has found a passion for inspirational speaking and often tours the corporate circuit sharing his story. “I’ve never regretted turning my back on baseball,” Mauch says. “My life is so much more fulfilling now that I can continue to inspire others, help my clients build their brands, and help bring positive change. I wake up every morning feeling lucky about what I do, and I’m not sure a life as an athlete would have fulfilled me in quite the same way.”


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SUGAR RUSH

Nicole Pepin, owner of Layla Bean Cakery, dreams up sweets for every occasion

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

Nicole Pepin creates desserts that are almost too pretty to eat. With scrumptious treats that are truly mini works of art, the entrepreneur and self-taught baking enthusiast is making life a little sweeter with her custom confectionary company, Layla Bean Cakery (www.laylabeancakery.com). Named after her 14-year-old dog Layla Bean, who Pepin says is sweeter than any cupcake, she adds that “Layla’s spunky spirit is a daily reminder to be happy and spread love, which I try to reflect in my baking.” It wasn’t until after college – and a 10-year career working in trust tax – that cake decorating become Pepin’s hobby of choice. Seeing the happiness she brought to others made it apparent that she wanted to consider a venture that allowed her to share her confectionary appetite with the world. “I’m not just selling cupcakes,” Pepin says. “It’s evolved into a lifestyle brand where I am connected to the community and partner with other like-minded entrepreneurs who share a similar creative vision.” Each treat Pepin creates is handmade from scratch with all-natural ingredients, providing a homestyle quality taste and professional presentation. From dessert tables and wedding cakes to personalized cookies, cake pops and edible printing, each item is beautiful and unique. “I look at each new order as an opportunity to be a part of someone’s happiest milestones in life, such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and graduations – all of which are sweetened with a little slice of cake I put my heart into.” While Pepin creates her delicacies from home, she offers cake-decorating classes throughout the Valley, including at Pinspiration, as well as private workshops for parties and events in addition to providing sweets for any occasion. “Deciding to follow a dream and start a business has been the most courageous thing I’ve ever done,” Pepin says. “It’s hard work, but I’m a tough cookie and I’m proud of that. Nothing can shake the sprinkles off this cupcake!” The future of Layla Bean Cakery is sweet; the entrepreneur has a dessert blog, cookbook and YouTube channel in the works. “I plan to take whatever ingredients life throws at me and write my own recipe for success.”

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MAKING MEMORIES

Mark Rukavina helps people relive special moments and milestones

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

From baby steps to wedding bells and everything in-between, seasoned entrepreneur Mark Rukavina knows a thing or two about creating memories to last a lifetime. Originally from Colorado, Rukavina graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in marketing and has called Arizona home ever since. He is the founder and CEO of iMemories (www.imemories.com), a national brand with Scottsdale roots that specializes in converting older camcorder videotapes, home movie films, photos, slides and negatives into a modern digital format so they can be enjoyed utilizing current technology. As the world turned to digital photos and videos, Rukavina recognized that decades of priceless family milestones were trapped on outdated and obsolete formats. “With my background in product and technology design, I knew I could build a company that provided exactly what people wanted: An effortless and affordable way to convert their older family memories to a modern digital format so they can be easily viewed and shared on any modern device or social network.” Inspired by technology executives like Steve Jobs, Rukavina’s passion for building tech companies from the ground up and experiencing every phase of company growth support his mission in a technology-filled world. “As the CEO of iMemories, I wear many hats, but my favorite job is to design innovative products and technology and use best-in-class marketing to sell them,” Rukavina says. The fact that iMemories’ products touch people’s hearts in a deep and profound way is particularly rewarding to Rukavina. “Each and every day, customers nationwide go on about the joy, laughter and nostalgia they’ve experienced reliving decades of family memories they’ve rediscovered through iMemories, most of which they had forgotten about or have never seen.” With three tech companies under his belt, Rukavina is focusing on elevating the iMemories user experience with a new suite of web and mobile apps. “iMemories just moved into a brand-new, stateof-the-art facility in Scottsdale so we can handle even more scale,” Rukavina says. “With more than 1 billion home movies and 1 trillion photos to digitize, we have a lot of work to do!”

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KEEPING IT SIMPLE

When it comes to fashion, Eric Marcus doesn’t disregard the power of classic comfort

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Balancing comfort and style requires a trendy eye and Eric Marcus, CEO and president of telecommunication technology company Marcus Networking Inc., has just that. As a relentless entrepreneur that believes heavily in karma, Marcus stays active and makes sure his ensembles reflect his affinity for the outdoor lifestyle by incorporating camouflage and plaid prints throughout his closet. Forget the tux and tails; Marcus prefers to combine the laid-back vibe of his Southern California upbringing with designer pieces like his go-to Tom Ford tortoise sunglasses. By keeping his style simple yet sophisticated, Marcus simply adds a button-down dress shirt and watch to take his look from day to night. Weekends call for graphic print tees and Lululemon pants, while, on workdays, you’ll find the adventurous father of two girls in a T-shirt and skinny jeans. “My career allows me to keep it comfortable and casual,” Marcus says. “With being an entrepreneur, you can dictate how you want to be dressed and be perceived.” Lucky Brand jeans, Hurley T-shirts, and classic Chuck Taylor shoes are wardrobe staples that allow Marcus – along with his family – to travel and experience all the beauty Arizona has to offer in comfort and style.

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BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

Emily Greinke shares her journey from a small town to the spotlight and, now, to serving her community and her family

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Though technically the words of country music icon John Michael Montgomery, the lyrics “life’s a dance, you learn as you go” could easily be applied to Emily Greinke’s life. “I grew up in a small town just outside of Orlando called Apopka. Back when I lived there, the population was just 22,000,” says Greinke, who spent most of her teens in various dance classes and volunteering as a library assistant. Her beau throughout school – Donald Zackary “Zack” Greinke – spent many days studying in said library, both to be near Greinke and to keep his grades up so he could play baseball. He was also a huge fan of her dance talent, and he was not alone. “At 18 years old, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders announced they would be holding an open casting call at the mall near my house, so I went ahead and tried out,” Greinke says. “And I actually made the team!” Once notified, Greinke was given two days to get from Florida to Texas to begin practices. There was just one problem: She was still in high school. “Thankfully, my teachers worked with me so that I could do assignments remotely while relocating to Dallas – sight unseen – and take on this adventure,” says Greinke, who became fast friends and eventually roommates with a fellow 18-year-old, firstyear cheerleader named Micaela. At the same time, her boyfriend Zack was starting an adventure of his own. Named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year his senior year, the Kansas City Royals selected him in the 2002 Major League Baseball draft. He would spend the next two years developing under them as a pitching prospect – though he played shortstop growing up and in high school – before making his major league debut in 2004. “During those two years, he was working away on the field while I not only cheered every Cowboys home game but was also chosen to represent the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on USO Tours that took us to England, Belgium, Iceland, the Netherlands, Germany and even South Korea on four separate occasions,” says Greinke, noting Zack would make the drive from Kansas City to Dallas when the season ended so they could be together. By 2005, Greinke, who was not even 21 years old and already a world traveler and accomplished dancer, was ready to head back to Florida, where both her and Zack’s families lived. “There, I worked toward my college degree, earning it from the University of Central Florida in 2008 while modeling and acting in commercials,” Greinke says. “At one point, I joined the pageant world, competing and winning Miss Daytona Beach USA, and then competing for Miss Florida USA.” In 2009, Zack won the MLB American League Cy Young Award – given to the best pitchers in the U.S. – and was chosen for the MLB All-Star Game, leading the major leagues in earned run average. Perhaps even bigger than that, Greinke and Zack got engaged in February 2009 and married that November, initially making a home in Kansas City. The next few years would be a whirlwind as Greinke launched a jewelry line with still-best friend Micaela called ME Designs (www.shopmedesigns.com). “Our focus is to design jewelry that brings out the best ‘me’ in yourself while adding glamour to your everyday look,” Greinke says.

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“ABOVE ALL ELSE, THOUGH, FAMILY TIME IS SO IMPORTANT TO US, SO ANY FREE TIME WE DO GET WITH THE BUSY BASEBALL SCHEDULE, WE PLAY WITH BODE AND GRIFF. LISTENING TO BODE TALK AND WATCHING HIM LEARN IS SO MUCH FUN AT THIS AGE, AND GRIFF IS RIGHT THERE TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH HIS BIG BROTHER’S EVERY STEP.”


“Each piece signifies an attitude that reminds you to embrace the qualities that make you unique and wonderful.” The brand would quickly grow in popularity among fellow baseball wives and, today, includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces and even “mini me” items for children. Zack would be similarly busy playing for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels, and Los Angeles Dodgers. And then, in 2015, he became a free agent just as the Greinkes became parents for the first time to oldest son Bode, who was born that July.

Arizona Bound By year’s end, Greinke and Zack made the decision to sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Zack made his debut with the team on opening day in April 2016. Another Greinke made his debut in Arizona soon after, as the family welcomed little Griffin in June 2017.  Just a month later, Zack would represent the Arizona Diamondbacks in the MLB All-Star Game, which marked his fourth time being selected since 2009.  Last season, he would also help the team finish with an impressive 93-69 record, which clinched them a Wild Card playoff spot. And though they lost to Zack’s former team – the Dodgers – in the Division Series, he would win his fourth consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award and come in fourth in the Cy Young voting.  “Above all else, though, family time is so important to us, so any free time we do get with the busy baseball schedule, we play with Bode and Griff. Listening to Bode talk and watching him learn is so much fun at this age, and Griff is right there trying to keep up with his big brother’s every step,” Greinke says. Beyond the field and crib, the Greinkes, who reside in Paradise Valley, are passionate supporters of Chrysalis, a nonprofit servicing the needs of women, children and men throughout the Valley who are trying to break the cycle of violence and abuse with an array of comprehensive services including transitional housing, counseling and community education. This year alone, the organization will help 1,300 individuals in need. “In recent years, I had the great honor of serving on the board for Driving Out Domestic Violence, a two-day fundraising event with both a golf tournament and gala that serves as the primary fundraising vehicle for the organization,” says Greinke, who was an honorary chair in 2017, along with Zack. She also counts the Boys & Girls Clubs as a cause near and dear to their family’s heart, especially Zack’s.  Eager to get back into community stewardship – albeit once the boys are in preschool – Greinke is looking to both those organizations as well as those that support animals, specifically felines.  “Zack and I rescued a little kitty that we named Wilson, or Wilsy for short, years ago who is still considered our first child,” Greinke says. “At one point, my primary focus was volunteering with animal shelters in other parts of the country, so I’m really looking forward to exploring charities that help four-legged friends of the cat variety here in the Valley.” As with all else in life, Greinke is open to whatever the journey has in store for her family next – be it on the field, in the family or in the community – and is happy to keep on learning as she goes. 

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

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

Summer school – or, rather, Summer Cocktail Camp – is in session! This annual, adults-only affair features weekly craft cocktail-mixing classes at some of the Valley’s hottest haunts through Sept. 23. During July, camp will take place at The Gladly (July 21) and Sel (July 29), with mixologists shaking up refreshing libations while offering an insider’s look into all-new, never-before-featured cocktail creations. Last year’s event sold out quickly, so be sure to secure tickets online for your desired date(s) ahead of time. Seating is first come, first served and select sessions will include food for an additional purchase. Each ticket includes three to four cocktails (amount varies based on complexity of cocktails featured) and a special gift. 1-3 p.m. $38. www.summercocktailcamp.com.

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BY CHELSEA YOUNG

ART MEETS NATURE

Butterfly Wonderland now has a colorful new addition among its 3,000 friendly, fluttering friends. For a limited time (through the end of September and possibly longer), hand-blown botanical glass art by local artist Newt Grover is on view. These vibrant displays were created especially for the venue’s rainforest conservatory in a lively exhibit titled Glass in the Garden. Pro tip: Visit between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., which is when the butterflies are most active (they love the sunshine!). www.butterflywonderland.com.

HOT TEMPS, COOL DEALS

Last month, Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill rolled out a brandnew summer menu featuring eight flavorful dishes and dessert, three new cocktails, plus seasonal beers and wine. Highlights include a pork carnitas salad bowl, shrimp and heirloom tomato linguini, and pork belly tacos. And though summer’s heat can take its toll, high temps actually mean hot deals at Thirsty Lion. When the temperature is above 105 degrees, margaritas and Moscow mules are half-priced! www.thirstyliongastropub.com.

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LIGHTEN UP

With its classic Northeastern coastal vibe, The Montauk is dishing out new health-focused foods to keep things light and bright for the summer. Dive into bowls including cauliflower “fried rice,” zesty tequila lime shrimp, and orange salmon teriyaki with a kale-peanut slaw. To pair, sip on new summer refreshers like a fig mule and a cherry lime “cola,” or stop by on Saturdays from 3 to 8 p.m. to get half off all bottles of Champagne. www.themontauk.com.


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QUIET TIME

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We can all agree that our earth is precious, and one local company is taking that sentiment to heart – and putting it into action. My Sister’s Closet recently launched a #H8PLSTC campaign with the hopes of starting a trend for other local businesses to eliminate the use of plastic. All locations of My Sister’s Closet, Well Suited and My Sister’s Attic are no longer using plastic bags and or allowing employees to drink out of plastic bottles. In a move that has cost the company $20,000 per store, My Sister’s Closet now uses paper shopping bags, steel gaylords for donations, and water filtration systems to fill up reusable/recyclable cups. Additionally, for the duration of the campaign, all money donated to My Sisters’ Charities, the companies’ nonprofit organization, will benefit the Center for Biological Diversity, which is dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. www. mysisterscloset.com.

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In need of some R and R? Look no further than Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. As part of a recent, extensive update and expansion to its spa, guests can now relax in an all-new Women’s Quiet Room. This windowless, cocoon-like space offers a tranquil alternative to the more social environment

of the women’s lounge. Intimate and insular in design, the curved room is its own sanctuary within the Sanctuary, providing a retreat among its 12 chaise lounges with sheer, luminescent panels for added privacy and dimmable lights. It’s a perfect place to recline with a cup of tea or even get some beauty rest.

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And on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from July 13 to Aug. 26, stick around after your spa day for Jaded Nights at Jade Bar. From 9 p.m. to midnight, cool down with craft cocktails for $9 each, and nosh on food specials like a $10 Jade Burger or $8 Korean wings. www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.

Kicking off July 1, Sonata’s Restaurant is launching Sonata’s On Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This all-new brunch offering will include a buffet with the likes of prime rib, pancakes, waffle and omelet stations, salad, granola with yogurt and berries, bagels and cream cheese, sausage and bacon, roasted potatoes, seasonal steamed vegetables, and fresh fruit – all for $19 per person. An expansive mimosa and bloody mary bar completes the smorgasbord with freshly squeezed juices for mimosas and plenty of accoutrements for the perfect bloody mary. To top off the experience there will also be live music. www.sonatasrestaurant.com.


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July 14 and 21, Hotel Valley Ho As summer heats up, ZuZu will celebrate the best of the season with an indoor farmers market that brings together local chefs, purveyors and makers. Enjoy chef-crafted small plates with fresh ingredients, cocktail tastings, a full cash bar, and live music from Trio Rio. Shop fresh produce, browse handcrafted goods, and visit the ZuZu booth, where the eatery’s culinary duo of Russell LaCasce and Audrey Enriquez will offer delicious sweets and other homemade goodies for purchase. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Advance, $25; at the door, $35. www.hotelvalleyho.com.

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“SOS” – SUMMER OF SHARKS Through July 31, OdySea Aquarium With more than 40 sharks and nine different species living in the aquarium, guests are invited to marvel at the largest and most diverse collection of sharks in Arizona. To celebrate Shark Week, OdySea Aquarium will offer a variety of special programs, activities, and educational opportunities for all ages. Free with admission. www.odyseaaquarium.com.

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SUMMER ART AND ARCHITECTURE CAMPS Through Aug. 3, Taliesin West Combining creativity with academia, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s innovative summer camps give students the opportunity to think and work outside the box by encouraging students to explore, create and design in a historic setting. Students can see how their unique ideas can have a true impact on the world around them as they engage in the fun and educational activities. Summer camps include

Photographing Wright (grades seven to 12), Wright for the Future (grades six to nine), and Designing for Mars (grades five to eight). Times vary. $250-$350. www.franklloydwright.org. A MIRROR MAZE: NUMBERS IN NATURE Through Sept. 4, Arizona Science Center Created by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, this limited-time interactive, immersive exhibition explains the mathematical

SUMMER SPECTACULAR ARTWALK July 12, Downtown Scottsdale The Summer Spectacular Gold Palette ArtWalk is a longtime summer tradition for the Scottsdale Arts District. Galleries will feature exhibits by national and international artists while visitors will be treated to Caribbean and island music, Hawaiian shaved ice, infused ice water, and plenty of entertainment. To keep you cool, there will be sidewalk misting systems in place. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. www.scottsdalegalleries.com. CHRIS ISAAK July 20, Celebrity Theatre Platinum-selling artist Chris Isaak and his band, Silvertone, will make a summertime stop at the historic Celebrity Theatre. The Stockton, California, native will bring his retro-cool performance chops to the stage with fan favorites such as Wicked Game, Somebody’s Crying and San Francisco Days. Doors open, 7 p.m.; show, 8 p.m. $65$100. www.celebritytheatre.com.


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Now CALENDAR BOB DYLAN REVISITED July 22, Civic Center Library Rock historian Vincent Bruno will take you on a journey from Dylan’s childhood and his folk days in Greenwich Village to his groundbreaking electric period studio albums and becoming the rock/ poet enigma of his time. 1-2 p.m. Free. www.scottsdalelibrary.org. AMERICAN IDOL: LIVE! 2018 July 24, Mesa Arts Center Don’t miss this showstopping performance featuring this year’s top seven American Idol contestants live, including winner Maddie Poppe. There will also be a special guest: Season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen. 7:30 p.m. $30$55. www.mesaartscenter.com. SUMMER SOIREE July 29, The Arboretum at Flagstaff Escape the Valley’s heat in cooler Flagstaff at The Arboretum’s annual Summer Soiree, which is the venue’s premier fundraising event. This catered dinner in the garden will include music, silent and live auctions, and dinner with wine pairings. 4-8 p.m. Individual, $125; table of 8, $1,000. www.thearb.org. A TOAD CHRISTMAS IN JULY July 31, The Horny Toad Cave Creek’s oldest and most famous restaurant, The Horny Toad, will debut A Toad Christmas at The Horny Toad’s store, Cave Creek Christmas Company. It’s never too early to prep for the holidays, so the store will give guests a 20 percent discount on festive Christmas decorations and other specialty items. Plus, there will be $5 house wines and $6 Christmas punch for shoppers. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. www.thehornytoad.com.

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July 28, Sonoita Vineyards Head to Southern Arizona’s wine country, where guests can enjoy an entire day dedicated to Sonoita Vineyard’s annual celebration of the grape harvest. The event will include wine tastings with a commemorative wine glass, a souvenir giveaway to the first 100 attendees, food and wine pairings, winemaker-led winery tours, and vineyard tours by wagon. Meals may be purchased on-site from local restaurants. Fifty VIP packages are available and will include additional offerings of a private climate-controlled room with a VIP restroom and a private bar, an exclusive VIP souvenir giveaway, an after-party (4-6 p.m.) with after-hours winery and vineyard tours, VIP parking, and a lunch voucher. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance, $25; at the door, $30; VIP, $85. www.sonoitavineyards.com.

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ALL-TIME TEAM CELEBRATION Aug. 4, Chase Field Join the Arizona Diamondbacks for a celebration of the organization’s 20th anniversary season at this special game where 20,000 fans will be given an All-time Team Fan Vote T-shirt. A pre-game ceremony will honor the 16 members of the D-backs All-Time Team, and the Annual Alumni Game will also take place. In this special event, D-backs alumni players will take the field for a three-inning exhibition game prior to the D-backs regular-season game versus the San Francisco Giants. Alumni game, 2 p.m.; regular-season game, 5:10 p.m. $19$210. www.mlb.com/dbacks.


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Now EVENT

PARTY FOR PETS

Help furry friends at the inaugural SpayGhetti and No Balls Gala

BY MANDY HOLMES

IF YOU GO… What: SpayGhetti and No Balls Gala When: July 28, 6 p.m. Where: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale Tickets: $70 Information: www.azsmalldog.org

Don’t let the funny name fool you – the inaugural SpayGhetti and No Balls Gala is serious about raising funds for spay and neuter initiatives at Arizona Small Dog Rescue. The evening event will be held on Saturday, July 28 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, where animal-loving guests will be treated to an authentic Italian buffet of spaghetti with marinara sauce (sans meatballs) and chicken parmigiana with traditional Italian sides. After dinner, Portillo’s famous chocolate cake will be served for dessert followed by a raffle and dancing to a live band. In addition to pasta and partying, guests can aim to be the highest bidder on silent auction items such as concert and

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sporting event tickets, local hotel stays, and curated date night packages. A luxury weekend in Sedona and a custom-built dog crate by Copper State Kennel will also be up for grabs at the highly anticipated auction. “Last year alone, Arizona Small Dog rescue spent nearly $60,000 to spay and neuter more than 900 animals that came into our shelter. This is a huge expenditure for us,” says Linda Bridgeman, the event’s organizer. “The funds raised during the gala will be used exclusively toward spaying and neutering costs for future procedures.” Arizona Small Dog Rescue is a no-kill shelter and rescue organization with a mission to help with the care, rehabilitation and adoption of abused, unwanted, homeless, sick or injured animals throughout the

greater Phoenix area. Most of the animals at the rescue come from the euthanasia list at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and other shelters in the area. Others are surrendered by owners who can no longer care for their pets, while some are injured, ill or stray dogs brought in by good Samaritans. Volunteers also work tirelessly to find forever homes for the rescued animals. “If we can reduce the number of unwanted animals in our community through spaying and neutering, we will diminish the number of animals who are needlessly euthanized each year because of pet overpopulation,” Bridgeman says. “That is a significant win for everyone involved – especially our four-legged friends.”


Now OUT

KEEP YOUR COOL Six ways to beat the heat

As the sweltering summer sun continues heating up the Valley, it’s time to cool down. From frozen treats to cool pools to icy escapes, there are plenty of spots in town to chill out.

BY MANDY HOLMES

Get the Scoop Snack on indulgences to help you make it through triple-digit temps at two local treateries. Scoop and Joy (www.scoopandjoylounge.com) offers small-batch ice cream, crepes, waffles and scones made in-house among an old-fashioned ice cream parlor vibe. And at Shakes and Cones (www.shakesandcones.com), the soft-serve ice cream is made from scratch using organic, non-GMO ingredients – and is gluten- and egg-free. Try a customizable specialty shake, float or the signature Nutty Buddy creation named after the ice cream shop dog. At the Movies Grab the kiddos and head to Harkins Theatres Valley-wide to catch a movie for a steal – $2 per film or $7 for a package that includes five films – through Aug. 3, a summer tradition the company has offered for more than 43 years. July movies include Ferdinand (July 2-6), The Emoji Movie (July 9-13), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (July 16-20), Paddington 2 (July 23-27), and Kubo and the Two Strings (July 30-Aug. 3). Showtimes are at 9:45 a.m. and pricing applies to both children and parents accompanied by a child. www.harkins.com. Winter Wonderland Polar Play is the coolest place to be this summer, literally. Visitors of all ages can chill out in this frozen playground, which features games like cornhole, shuffleboard and giant checkers made completely out of ice. The venue is kidfriendly from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., then turns to an adults-only bar experience at 7 p.m. There’s food and plenty of icy drinks (slushies for kids and “sloshys” for adults), while parkas and gloves are provided to keep you warm in the arctic temperatures. www.polarplay.com. Yoga on the Water Elevate your workout game with paddleboard yoga at two hotels: The Saguaro and Hotel Adeline. Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the Picante pool at The Saguaro ($45; www. thesaguaro.com) transforms into a yoga studio on the water. And on the first Sunday of every month, Hotel Adeline ($45; www.hoteladeline. com) hosts paddleboard yoga at 9 a.m., and all participants will receive a coupon for 50 percent off an entire brunch order at the hotel. Smooth Skating No matter how hot it is outside, it’s always a chilly 56 degrees on the ice. Lace up your skates and hit the rink at Ice Den, which offers plenty of summer skate sessions through Aug. 6. Combining fun and fitness for all ages and abilities, public skating is for two hours on select days. Summer skating passes, $125; individual session, $5-$10. www.icedenscottsdale.com. Ticket to Ride If you’re looking for a thrill or, perhaps, to perfect your surfing skills, Big Surf Waterpark has just the ticket. As Arizona’s largest waterpark, Big Surf offers attractions including the gentle wave pool, towering slides, and splash areas. Surf sessions are held on Fridays ($17; 5-6 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.) and surfers can bring their board or rent one. www.bigsurffun.com.

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Now OUT

POOL PARTIES Taking a dip has never been so wild

Amp up the fun (and cool) factor with summertime pool parties at local resorts and venues. From energetic music and drink specials to a high-vibe atmosphere and luxe cabana rentals, here are six can’t-miss places for fabulous festivities.

BY MANDY HOLMES

W Scottsdale For an upscale outdoor escape, hit the rooftop deck for “WET Weekends” every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. Resident DJs spin hot hits and entry is complimentary for hotel guests. Valley locals and visitors are welcome for a fee ($10-$25 depending on the day) and cabana, daybed and table reservations are available for the ultimate VIP treatment. www.wscottsdalehotel.com. Maya Day + Nightclub Named after the ancient deity that manifests and perpetuates illusion and dream, Maya Day + Nightclub is home to the biggest pool party in Arizona. The hot spot brings in world-famous DJs such as Kaskade, Darude and Steve Aoki. July headliners will include EDX (July 8), A-Track (July 13) and Breathe Carolina (July 22), among others. Reserve a VIP cabana and don’t miss out on the oversized tropical fish bowl cocktail. www.mayaclubaz.com. The Saguaro Whether your idea of poolside bliss involves a lively party or relaxing in the shade, The Saguaro has a pool for each purpose. But, energetic weekend pool parties – taking place July 7 and 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. showcase Arizona’s rising DJ talent at its happenin’ Picante pool. www.thesaguaro.com. Hotel Valley Ho From private cabanas to the popular Watermelon Freeze cocktail, the Hotel Valley Ho’s OH Pool is an ideal summertime haven. Enjoy rosé specials all day every Friday and heat things up during Session Saturdays and Recovery Sundays (both 1:30-5:30 p.m.) with DJs setting an unmistakable party vibe. On Saturdays, as well as Sundays during holiday weekends, reservations for guest rooms, cabanas or daybeds are required for pool admittance. Looking for a place to celebrate the Fourth of July? The OH Pool has you covered with cabana and daybed specials, plus a DJ from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. www.hotelvalleyho.com. Talking Stick Resort It’s all about fun in the sun at Talking Stick Resort’s Release pool parties, an all-weekend bonanza of drinks, giveaways and music. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., party to music from local DJs as well as national names like Diplo (July 7) and Krewella (July 14). Continuing through Labor Day, Release is complimentary for resort guests and non-resort guests are welcome ($10 for men; free for women). www.releasevip.com. BLK Live Located next to Scottsdale Quarter, BLK Live is three-in-one restaurant, music venue and pool. The festivities can be enjoyed near the outdoor stage, from the indoor/outdoor bar, or within the custom poolside cabanas. The weekly Sunday Funday pool party begins at noon with drink and food specials, free entry, and the option to upgrade to a daybed ($50-$75) or VIP cabana for up to 15 people ($150). www.blkliveaz.com.

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Now CULTURE

THE WORLD AS HER CANVAS Mexican painter Laura Coppel creates colorful masterpieces

BY OFELIA MONTELONGO

Laura Coppel grew up among brushes and vivid colors in Mazatlan, Mexico. The longtime Scottsdale resident’s love for art began at an early age thanks to her mother and uncle, who are painters and inspired Coppel to be an artist herself. Coppel received her art education at the University of Monterrey and has developed her skills attending art classes in cities around the world, including painting workshops at Phoenix Center for the Arts. The Mexican painter uses different techniques such as cubism, abstract, expressionism and pop art to create eye-catching paintings that often depict animals, landscapes and portraits. Besides nature, Coppel’s influences include music as well as abstract and cubism painters such as Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. The artist, who expects to open a gallery soon in the Valley, divides her time between her home studio in Scottsdale and Mexico. She enjoys expressing herself through her art and she has fun incorporating her Latino roots into each brushstroke. “We [Latinos] have the party inside; we always look for moments to celebrate life,” Coppel says. “Mexico is a country of intense, fun colors.” Coppel says she visualizes a painting before she starts, uses acrylic paint, and often adds gold leaf. Most of her paintings are large. “I see [my paintings] as a set of elements whose union produces certain visual satisfaction with the balance of the combination of colors and with a great influence of the music transmitted through my movements, intentionally causing it to be a communication of an experience like an end in itself.” Her latest collection, Animalia, is a cubism series depicting a bull, a lion and a deer, among other fascinating animals. Her paintings are designed to awaken one’s senses while admiring the beauty of vibrant colors. But her creativity doesn’t stop on a canvas – she also captures her art on handbags and considers all wearable items to be an active gallery. “Handbags are a [medium] I like to use to spread my artwork in a fashionable and fun way,” says Coppel, who will soon expand her collection and paint on-trend items such as fabric for clothing and sneakers. Coppel has exhibited her work in galleries around the Valley as well as at the Phoenix’s Consulate General of Mexico and the Centro Cultural Universitario in Mazatlan, Mexico. Her upcoming exhibitions will be held in Los Cabos, Mexico; in select U.S. cities; and Europe. She also donates pieces or portions of her paintings’ proceeds to help select nonprofits and foundations. Coppel’s work for sale can be found online at www.lauracoppelart.com or through her Instagram account: @lauracoppelart.

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PAINLESS FIX FOR RECEDING GUMS! Pinhole Surgical Technique

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A University Study revealed that 89% of patients over 20 years old have gingival recession. If you are concerned about receding gums due to gum disease or have gum recession because of aggressive brushing, smoking or medications, turn to Dr. Erik Svans, a Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique® Provider. This surgical treatment rebuilds the gum line without cut and suture surgery. You can walk out of our office with a beautiful new smile in a single visit! In fact, the Pinhole Surgical Technique® is often called the “Lunchtime Gum Lift” as it takes as little as an hour to perform and is done under local anesthesia so you can return to work after your appointment.

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PREPLESS VENEERS

Transforming Patient’s Smiles BEFORE

AFTER Truly prepless veneers, with zero anesthetic used.

The conventional process of applying dental veneers generally involves shaving away a significant portion of the tooth. In many cases, temporary dental veneers must be worn while the permanent dental veneers are manufactured in a lab. Because a prepless porcelain veneer is as thin as a contact lens, the porcelain veneer application process requires little to no tooth reduction. The veneers are bonded to your teeth and you are left with the shape and color you’ve always wanted. The material is incredibly durable, and we stand behind them with a 5 year guarantee against breakage. The process is less invasive than the traditional porcelain veneer process. Most patients find that they immediately enjoy their new smiles without any post-procedure discomfort or sensitivity. You will be amazed at how beautiful, natural and authentic dental veneers look.

Contact us for a free consultation 480.219.8760 Erik P. Svans DDS

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7400 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 • (480) 219-8760


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Style

A L L U R E / D W E L L / S H O P / FA S H I O N

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

Kick up your boots with a “yee haw” in honor of the National Day of the Cowboy, celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of July. The Dana cowgirl boot (shown) is just one of many handcrafted styles by Miron Crosby, a bespoke boot brand inspired by two sisters’ upbringing on a Texas cattle ranch and careers in the fashion metropolis of New York City. Available in tall, midi and shorty variations, the limited-edition boots come in an array of leathers, exotic skins and intricate stitchings – the Dana style is a midi cut featuring a pearlized creme ostrich vamp and a rose gold shaft with metallic turquoise lettering. Or, opt for a one-of-a-kind pair through Miron Crosby’s concierge design service, which allows you to recreate past styles or add personalization and custom colors to an existing style; you can even include a personal message on the boots’ interiors. The Dana boot is $2,250 at www.mironcrosby.com. So Scottsdale! July ‘18

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Style ALLURE

BY JALIA PETTIS

SUMMER TLC

Combat the heat with products that hydrate, protect and restore

BioLumin-C brightening serum, $87 at Dermalogica in Scottsdale, www. dermalogica.com. SPF 35 hydrating tinted moisturizer and primer, Trish McEvoy, $86 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Post-makeup recovery spray, $26$36 at Skindinavia, www.skindinavia.com. Hydrating highlightermoisturizer hybrid, $38 at Kiehl’s, www.kiehls.com. Peach, jojoba and coconut oil lip balm, $24 at June Jacobs, www. junejacobs.com. Smoothing grapeseed hair serum, $12 at The Body Shop, www. thebodyshop.com.

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Rachell Hall’s Permanent Makeup

MICROBLADING PLUS™ Microblading PLUS With Rachell Hall’s signature Microblading PLUS technique, she creates the virtual hairline effect of Microblading plus a soft powdered backdrop of shading to create the illusion of perfect natural brows that are the envy of every woman.

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

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

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Style DWELL

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

ISLAND VIBES

Create an exotic retreat with tropic-inspired treasures

Melamine fish platter, Vietri, $64 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com. Neon umbrella Barcelona print, Gray Malin, $249 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue. com. Gladiator coral indoor/outdoor accent pillow, Elaine Smith, $185 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Gold pineapple ring holder, Lily Pulitzer, $30 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Colorful gradient wine glasses, Rosanna, $52 (set of four) at Nordstrom. Covington Summer Laelia indoor/ outdoor area rug, Couristan, $569.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, www. bedbathandbeyond. com.

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EXPERIENCE COUNTS!

With over 32 years of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgical experience, Dr Wolin and his staff not only Talk the Talk… they also Walk the Walk. Listen to what his patients have to say about their care and surgical results… (Verified independent interviews) BEFORE

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MY FACELIFT, MY EYELIFT AND MY COMPLETE FACIAL FAT TRANSFER: “The Wolin Team provided an excellent experience! They are all amazing. I Interviewed many other surgeons and no one compared. Dr. Wolin and his entire team were professional, skilled, caring and competent start to finish, just an amazing experience.”

MY BREAST IMPLANT REVISION:

BEFORE

“My breast revision outcome was fabulous. I¹ve had three breast surgeries since 1987 and beyond none, this was the best. Dr Wolin really knows what he is doing.”

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IMPLANT RIPPLE CORRECTION WITH DÉCOLLETAGE REJUVENATION FOLLOWING FAT TRANSFER

MY FAT TRANSFER: “I was well prepared for my surgery. The outcome was fantastic. It’s been 18 months since my procedures and my face still looks full and youthful.”

PRE OP FAT AND LASER PERIORAL

POST OP FAT AND LASER PERIORAL

Visit Dr Wolin’s website at www.andrewwolinmd.com to view his patient¹s unbiased comments on their care and surgery. Dr. Andrew Wolin has been a leader in the plastic surgical community of Scottsdale since 1985, and his extensive years of experience benefit each patient. His top-notch reputation as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and for cutting-edge procedures draws patients from near and far. Dr. Wolin is the Medical Director of the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center. His practice offers a full-range of face and body procedures, including facelifts, browlifts, nose surgery, facial fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fat transfers, fotofacials™, laser skin resurfacing, ear surgery, breast augmentations, breast implant/exchanges, breast reductions, breast lifts, arm lifts, bodylifts, liposuction, tummy tucks, and Coolsculpting to freeze away your unwanted fat. Dr Wolin also offers the newest technology in Permanent Hair Restoration, NeoGraft for men and women. Dr. Wolin is located at 8415 North Pima Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale 85258. You can call 480.945.8440 or visit www.andrewwolinmd.com to set up a consultation to learn more about these incredible procedures.


Style SHOP

BY GABBY RICHMAN

BELT BAGS

Trade your tote for summer’s hottest accessory

White and black leather with classic buckle, Prada, $1,730 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www. saksfifthavenue.com. Beige saddlebag with oversized tassels, See by Chloé, $295 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Color-blocked leather, Marc Jacobs, $250 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Red leather with removable strap, Fendi, $1,190 at Nordstrom. Cobalt chevron velvet, Gucci, $980 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com. Snake print denim, Rebecca Minkoff, $245 at Neiman Marcus.

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BY GABBY RICHMAN

Style

SHOP

FOOTWEAR FLAIR Put a pep in your step with casual-cool espadrilles

Pink crochet flats with pearl logo, Gucci, $850 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www. saksfifthavenue.com. Cobalt suede scalloped wedges, Chloé, $660 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com. Red suede platform slide sandals, Sam Edelman, $99.95 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Silver logo sandals, Tory Burch, $198 at Neiman Marcus. Recycled PVC ankle strap sandals, Melissa/Jason Wu, $124.95 at Nordstrom. Blue canvas slipons with tassels, Castañer, $145 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: DRESS: Red sailor knot knit, $135. DRESS: Navy with stars, $135. DRESS: Navy striped sleeveless, $115. All from Draper James, www. draperjames.com.

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BY CHELSEA YOUNG

Classic yet contemporary summer styles from Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James collection

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LEFT TO RIGHT: TOP: White flutter sleeve button-down, $78. SKIRT: Whiteand-navy Dolly checkered flutter, $98. DRESS: White-and-navy Dolly checkered eyelet, $375. All from Draper James, www.draperjames. com.

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DRESS: Lemon floral wrap, $295. From Draper James, www.draperjames. com.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: DRESS: Tropical floral wrap, $88. DRESS: Pineapple halter, $150. Both from Draper James, www.draperjames. com.

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DRESS: Green Dolly checkered eyelet, $125. From Draper James, www. draperjames.com.

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“At the Club, I feel inspired and determined to encourage others to be who they want to be. People don’t define you. You write your own story.” JHOSEVETD G. Scottsdale Charros Branch 2017-18 Youth of the Year

A Place to Become Whether a kid dreams of becoming a reporter, teacher, astronaut, basketball star or a pediatric surgeon like Jhosevetd, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale helps them achieve their dreams. We provide a safe, fun experience through which young people explore their passions and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our real strength is the caring, trained, trustworthy youth development professionals who mentor kids and teens every day in our nine Clubs throughout Scottsdale and surrounding areas. Schedule a tour of one of our Clubs, and learn more about what we’re doing to prove every kid has what it takes. Support Services Center 10533 E. Lakeview Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (480) 344-5520 | info@bgcs.org | www.BGCS.org


Luxe

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

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

When it’s summertime in Arizona, you can grin and bear it, or you can escape to slightly cooler temperatures in not-so-far-off locales like Lake Powell – in a yacht, of course. Based out of Tolleson, Arizona, Bravada Yachts is revolutionizing attainable luxury living on the water with partial ownership options, where you can go in on the purchase of a yacht’s shares. Or, you can have your own on-water beauty for a pretty penny and with a four- to eight-month build time. Bravada’s fleet is comprised of three models, with its newest, the X-Series, being a 115-foot mega-yacht boasting 16 beds, five baths, a movie theater, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a custom glass fire pit, a hot tub for up to 16 people, and even a helipad. It’s so huge, it sleeps up to 58 people! Though the 2018 season is sold out, bookings are underway for 2019, with shares available May 30 through Sept. 3. Ownership starts at $569,000; pricing varies for shares. www.bravadayachts.com. So Scottsdale! July ‘18

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2018 BENTLEY BENTAYGA The world’s most expensive luxury SUV is automotive nirvana BY JIM PRUETER

VITAL STATS: Base price: $231,825 Price as tested: $241,725

The notion of purchasing a new vehicle costing upward of a quarter-million dollars is unthinkable for many. However, for those in the market for a luxury SUV to the extreme, look no further than the 2018 Bentley Bentayga. The Bentley Bentayga – which is Swahili for “carried interest” – heralds the arrival of a brand-new automotive segment: ultra-luxury SUVs. Later this year, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and Aston Martin will also debut SUVs that easily supplant the $150,000 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Edition as the must-have vehicle for the privileged. With 600 horsepower and a top speed of 187 mph, the all-wheel-drive Bentayga is the fastest, most luxurious, most expensive SUV in the world. It goes from zero to 60 in just four seconds and can easily negotiate sand dunes and boulder-strewn trails while holding its own on the racetrack. Bentayga’s ostentatious exterior mimics the brand’s passenger car with its large matrix grille,

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and the muscular rear design suggests power and performance. There’s an endless array of exterior color choices (17 standard and more than 100 optional) that are custom-matched to the quilted leather saddlery inside. The opulent interior is nothing short of a work of art. Choose from 15 perfectly matched, unblemished bull hides sourced from the Outer Hebrides and highly polished veneers of burr walnut, dark fiddleback eucalyptus, or stained madrone burl timbers to complement the metallic pull handles for the ventilation system. Did I mention the state-of-the-art Naim Audio system and the voice assistance that’s offered in 30 different languages? And, you may just want to take your shoes off when entering so as to not soil the deep pile wool floor mats. With excessive performance and a vast complexity of nouveau riche self-consciousness, Bentley Bentayga delivers far more of everything it’s supposed to, and does it with style and verve, resulting in the automotive equivalent of nirvana.

Engine: 6.0-L twin-turbocharged Horsepower: 600 Fuel economy: 12/19 mpg city/ highway Seating: 5 Fab features: Magnificent automotive engineering Extravagantly luxurious Fastest SUV ever built


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BEACH BOUND

Live like you’re on vacation at The Residences at Pacific City in Huntington Beach

BY GABBY RICHMAN

one-, two- and three-bedroom options, with square footage ranging from 657 to just over 1,000 and the option of mountain, courtyard and ocean views. The pet-friendly apartment homes include gourmet kitchens with Bosch appliances and quartz countertops and in-home washers and dryers. Additional design elements include hardwood floors, walk-in closets and keyless entry. The bathrooms feature oversized showers and soaking tubs. Plus, furnished options are available. Each building has penthouses, featuring private rooftop terraces with outdoor kitchens and upgrades including built-in chilled wine storage and Lutron smart home systems. Penthouse residents can also enjoy priority reservations for amenity areas, spa and personal trainer scheduling, penthouse resident events, and a monthly complimentary standard cabana rental.

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In just over an hour via plane, or about six hours in the car, Phoenicians can cool down at one of the top beach destinations in the country: Huntington Beach, California. Located along the Southern California coast in Orange County, this charming town is known for its sunshine and sophistication. While a weekend here would be a dream, why not soak up paradise for longer? Whether you’re interested in renting for one month or a year, The Residences at Pacific City provides an ideal home for summer and beyond.

Location The property is steps from the beach, nestled among luxury shops and resorts. This quintessential Huntington Beach community is also just one block away from the famed Huntington Beach Pier as well as a short walk to the Pacific City Shopping Center, an array of fine dining, and the popular Main Street. While there are five-star resorts along the coastline, this for-lease property provides an upscale option for a 365-day vacation experience, with many of the amenities you’d find at the area’s hotels.

Design Across its six buildings, the community combines the best of both modern and classic aesthetics for a laid-back, contemporary beach feel. There are

From the almost 5,000-square-foot fitness club and movement studio to the executive conference rooms and modern working spaces, The Residences at Pacific City has just about everything, including a two-acre park, bike storage, a controlled access parking garage, a clubhouse, private beach storage lockers, a private dining room, and a screening room. Not sure where to go for the day? Head to the on-site concierge who can make dinner reservations, get your outfit tailored, or even have your car detailed. Outdoors, the resort-style pool is surrounded by cabanas with food service. The space also includes fire pits and lounge areas as well as an outdoor theater boasting the largest outdoor TV screen in the world, designed by Porsche. Leases are available from one to 24 months with long-term stays encouraged. Pricing varies on length of lease and time of year. Find more information at www.udr.com. So Scottsdale! July ‘18

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SPOTLIGHT: AT HOME ON THE COURSE This stunning custom home in the guardgated luxury community of Candlewood Estates at Troon North is located on a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking the golf course. Spanning 7,383 square feet, the estate offers breathtaking sunsets, mountain views and plenty of room, with six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The open floor plan is light, bright and neutral with wood flooring and gorgeous views from every room. Though contemporary in feel, the main level is warm and inviting. It includes a living room with a wet bar; a formal dining room; and a gourmet kitchen featuring a large stone breakfast bar, an island, custom cabinetry, duel ovens, and stainless steel appliances, opening to a breakfast nook and a family room with a fireplace. The master retreat offers a spacious sitting area, a fireplace, a large vanity, a walk-in rainfall shower, a sauna, and a steam room. Two additional en suite bedrooms are also located on the main level. The lower level is an entertainer’s delight with a game room, a bar area and three large en suite bedrooms. Throughout the home you’ll find thoughtful lighting and accents using various colors, materials and wood, lending a unique look and feel. Outdoors, there are plenty of living and entertaining areas, with upper and lower patios, plus a pool and spa as well as prime golf course views. Providing luxury living inside and out, this home is available turnkey. 28810 N. 105th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85262. Listed for $2,600,000 with Lisa Westcott-Wadey, The W Group/ Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty; 480.229.3455; lisa@thewgroupaz.com.

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VENTURE TO VENICE Discover an idyllic Italian escape in the City of Canals

PHOTO BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

Venice, Italy, is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. As the Northern Italian capital of Veneto, the city consists of more than 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea and it’s always been separated from the mainland. Historic central Venice has no roads and no cars – only canals and more than 400 bridges. There are six districts: San Marco, Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce. The Grand Canal runs in a giant “S” through Venice, a 2.5-mile passageway lined by grand palaces dating from the 12th through the 16th centuries. The real charm of Venice, however, is that there are hundreds of smaller canals and passageways ideal for meandering. The city is filled with music, art, architecture and history at every turn. While it is the perfect city for walking, it is also great (and especially known) for a private water taxi or gondola ride.

PHOTO BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

Historical Highlights

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To get a true insider’s look at the city, book a walking and boat tour with The Roman Guy (www.theromanguy.com). You will have a local English-speaking guide meet you and walk you – without waiting in long lines – through St. Mark’s Basilica, which dates back to about 1063. Known as the “Church of Gold” for the gold-infused glass mosaics lining the interior, the exterior is equally impressive and dominates St. Mark’s Square, or Piazza San Marco as it’s known by locals. During your walking tour of St. Mark’s Square, your guide will also point out The Doge’s Palace, an ornate Gothic structure from the 14th century built on the foundations of a building dating back to 476 A.D. The museum there houses a variety of Italian exhibits. Your tour with The Roman Guy continues through Venice by boat. As your water taxi moves along the Grand Canal and through smaller canals, you will glide under the Rialto Bridge, past the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, and glimpse one of the last remaining gondola workshops in Venice. This tour is also a great opportunity to ask your guide about places to eat and spots frequented by locals.

The Glass of Murano A half-day visit from Venice, Murano consists of seven small islands accessible by way of bridges and is world-renowned for its glass artisans. Venice’s public waterbuses (known as vaporetto) travel every few minutes to Murano. The trip takes about 30 minutes depending on where you get on the bus, which is like a ferry. You can purchase a multi-day city pass that includes transportation on the ferry, discounts for various museums, and Wi-Fi access at www.veneziaunica.it.


Although the glass is more expensive in Murano than in Venice, simply exploring the shops and factories is worth the trip. And while you can take an organized tour, you can also save by exploring on your own.

Lodging and Dining It’s no secret that Italy is a gourmand’s delight, and Venice lives up to that reputation. There are cafes everywhere and the campos – or city squares – are filled with culinary treasures. Try A Beccafico on the small, quiet Campo Santo Stefano. The Sicilian chef serves lunch and dinner daily and it’s especially idyllic if you sit outside to enjoy the square. Just be sure to make reservations for dinner. Finding a hotel that puts you in the midst of the Venetian treasures is important. Sina Hotels (www.sinahotels.com) offers two unique options in Venice, both on the Grand Canal. If you prefer a quaint, boutique stay, head to the 26-room Palazzo Sant’Angelo, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Book a traditional Venetian-style suite overlooking the Grand Canal. The breakfast room, though small, is welcoming. In the evening, head to the bar and be sure to start with a classic Italian Spritz, made with your choice of Aperol or Campari. The hotel is perfectly situated near the Rialto and Academia bridges and just steps from the Sant’Angelo Vaporetto stop. While Palazzo Sant’Angelo doesn’t have a restaurant, the concierge can arrange for a water taxi to meet you at the hotel’s private dock to take you to its sister property, Sina Centurion Palace, for dinner at Antinoo’s Lounge & Restaurant. There, the Venetian chef serves both traditional dishes and cutting-edge cuisine with flair. The canal-side terrace is ideal for warm months, or opt to sit inside the all-white restaurant. This modern take on traditional Venice is sure to add whimsy to your Venetian escape. At Antinoo’s, begin your meal with either a traditional peach bellini or try the Strawberry Rossini, both made tableside with Italian Prosecco and fresh puree. Be sure to try the local Scampi in Saor – shrimp in an onion and vinegar sour sauce – and the gnocchi with duck ragout, Granny Smith apples, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Of course, the sommelier will pair everything with local wines for an unforgettable Italian feast. Sina Centurion Palace is housed in the historical Palazzo Genovese in one of two cloisters of the San Gregorio convent overlooking the San Marco area. The hotel has 50 rooms and suites, including the presidential suite with floor-to-ceiling Grand Canal views. Learn more about Venice at www.visit-venice-italy.com. So Scottsdale! July ‘18

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BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

CHEERS TO CHARITY 10 libations that give back

There is a laundry list of ways you can give back. But, did you know one of the easiest ways is to simply meet up with friends, family or co-workers and enjoy happy hour? Here is a handy dandy list of drinks that give back to the community and the places to find them.

MOUNTAIN SUNRISE Brickyard Grill at Octane Raceway Two dollars from each citrus-forward cocktail, which is made with vodka, orange juice, Peach Schnapps and Grenadine, benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Arizona Chapter. $10 www.octaneraceway.com.

THE PRESSED ICE BALL The Gladly This popular local haunt invites guests to add an artisan ice ball, which is pressed tableside, to any scotch, whiskey or craft cocktail of their choice for $3, with $1 from each ball benefiting the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. www.thegladly.com.

CITRUS SKINNY MARGARITA True Food Kitchen Crafted with organic Ixa Tequila, muddled citrus, cucumber and mint, this cocktail not only pleases your palate, but also scores you major karma points. Ixa Tequila’s maker, Greenbar Distillery, plants a tree for every bottle of tequila sold. $11. www.truefoodkitchen.com.

KOHI IMPERIAL COFFEE STOUT/BLUE LINE BLONDE Helio Basin Brewing Co. This beer destination donates a portion of proceeds from its award-winning Kohi Imperial Coffee Stout ($8) to the Semper Fi Fund and a portion of proceeds from its Blue Line Blonde ($6) go to the 100 Club of Arizona. www.heliobasinbrewing.com.

THE BITTY The Vig McDowell Mountain Exclusively available at The Vig McDowell Mountain, this classic rum and Coke-inspired cocktail is named in honor of the area’s Bitty Cycling Club. For each one sold, the restaurant donates 50 cents to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. $6. www.thevig.us. COCONUT BELLINI Bar Six40 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch During July, 5 percent of all sales from this combination of Coconut Malibu Rum, Prosecco and simple syrup will benefit Scottsdale Heritage Connection. $13. www.thescottsdaleresort.com. BARRIO BLONDE Genuine Concepts venues All local Genuine Concepts eateries and bars are donating $1 from the sale of each Barrio Brewing Company Barrio Blonde to the Valley of the Sun YMCA in July. These include The Little Woody, The Womack, Linger Longer Lounge, Cobra Arcade Bar, The Vig, Ladera, and Deli Tavern. $6. www.genuineconcepts.us.

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ALE FOR THE ANIMALS OHSO Brewery OK, that’s not the official name, but this month OHSO is partnering with the Arizona Animal Welfare League to develop a custom brew. The soon-to-be-named (and priced) beer will be available beginning the first week of July through the end of the month with $1 from every sale benefiting the animal-loving organization. www.ohsobrewery.com. THE NANCY BOY Dakota Crafted with Bacardi Rum, Absolute Lime Vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, this cocktail benefits the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona in honor of the passing of bar manager Mike Moreno’s grandmother. $12. www.dakotabar.com. TICKLE ME PNPK PUNCH PNPK This effervescent punch is made with Arizona-grown prickly pear, ginger ale and sparkling wine. One dollar from each cocktail benefits the Friends of Pinnacle Peak Park. $9. www.pnpkaz.com.


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DRINK / CHEERS / CUISINE / FOOD FILES / DINING GUIDE

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

Soup … in the summer? If it’s executive chef Miguel Ortiz’s seasonal gazpacho ($5 per cup or $7 per bowl) at Tonto Bar & Grill, then yes! Rather than starting with a tomato base – as many gazpachos do – Ortiz uses mellow, sweet golden beets. He enhances the sweetness by first roasting them in orange juice before cooling and pureeing them with aromatics, cucumbers, roasted red and poblano peppers, garlic, sherry vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. The cucumbers add freshness, while the peppers and garlic provide earthiness and heat. As the concoction chills, Ortiz coats pistachios in egg whites, sugar and honey, baking them until crisp. He then pours the gazpacho into a chilled bowl and tops it with colorful microgreens, diced yellow beets, and the candied nuts for a honey-kissed, yet salty crunch. Tonto Bar & Grill, 5736 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd., Cave Creek; 480.488.0698; www.tontobarandgrill.com. So Scottsdale! July ‘18

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FROSTY FUN

Cool down with Hotel Adeline’s Tropical Margarita

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY ELIZABETH MARIE

When Hotel Adeline opened in March, ownership promised the initial launch would be quickly followed by culinary and cocktail plans for the venue by summer. And they delivered. Over the past two months, the hotel has opened a swanky yet satisfying dinner spot called Selfmade, a fast-casual cafe concept dubbed Good & Proper, and a trendy pool bar known as Freestyle. They also have a speakeasy whiskey bar, aptly named Straight Up, accessible by a hidden telephone booth in the hotel. At Freestyle, the focus is on using fresh fruits and purees throughout the menu to fit the outdoor vibe. “Many of our Freestyle creations have proven so popular that we offer them throughout the property,” says Adam Reeder, the hotel’s director of food and beverage. Freestyle’s Tropical Margarita ($14) is one of them. “This perfect summer drink starts with Monte Alban Reposado, a silky tequila with pronounced fruit notes and a slightly peppery finish,” says Reeder, who combines it in a blender with fresh pineapple and lime juices before adding ice and blending. He then pours the icy cocktail into a stemless wine glass rimmed with salt and tops it with a float of Red Bull Yellow Edition, the tropical variation of the popular energy drink, which is meant to lend a pop of taste as well as bubbles on the nose. “We then slice fresh kiwi and strawberries and spear them along with a fresh blackberry and orange peel,” Reeder says. “It’s frosty, fresh and fruity all at once, and the perfect pairing with Scottsdale’s summer sun.” Hotel Adeline, 5101 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.7700; www.hoteladeline.com.

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CUISINE

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Helen Yung of Sweet Republic

Helen Yung is both the co-owner and designer of all things decadently delicious as executive ice cream “chef” at Sweet Republic.

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

You are a native of Hong Kong. How did you make your way to America? I left home at 15 years old to attend boarding school in New Hampshire. I then stayed stateside to study finance and accounting in college. By the time I was in my early 20s, I was working in investment banking, learning quickly that to be successful you have to be hungry. I was … but for actual food. How did you make the switch to ice cream? In 2001, I met my eventual business partner Jan Wichayanuparp, who was also in finance. Foodie soul mates, we shared many great meals in New York while bemoaning our profession of choice. After 9/11 rocked us, Jan moved to Bangkok and I to Tokyo, both still in finance. I eventually enrolled at La Cordon Bleu in Australia. Once I graduated (and SARS hit Asia), we made our way to San Francisco, initially considering opening a bakery. That must get us to Arizona – and Sweet Republic? Almost! In 2007, while I was working in a San Francisco kitchen, we visited Jan’s sister, who had moved to the Valley with her husband. It was clearly a foodie town on the verge, but rife with franchises. We made the decision to do something small, focused and sweet in Scottsdale. Given the year-round weather, ice cream was a natural fit. We opened in May 2008. What makes your ice cream so special? We invest in good machinery. Our gelato machines cost twice as much as my car! We also use local ingredients and make our own base, which is labor-intensive but gives us a flavor all our own. What are some of your most unique flavors? Don’t miss out on coconut curry cashew, jalapeno avocado, sweet corn, or blue cheese and date options! Sweet Republic Scottsdale, 9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.248.6979; www.sweetrepublic.com.

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SPIRITED SUSTENANCE Dig into dishes infused with a little something extra

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Peanut Butter Beeramisu

Hearth ‘61 Who said beer and dessert don’t mix? At Mountain Shadows’ signature eatery, executive chef Chuck Wiley uses the beer’s carbonation to provide an airy texture to the black cocoa Chantilly, which is accented by a crisp gingersnap crumble. $9. At Mountain Shadows, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; 480.624.5400; www.mountainshadows.com.

Bourbon Philly Cheesesteak

The Bourbon Cellar A generous portion of grilled USDA prime ribeye steak is marinated in The Bourbon Cellar’s very own house bourbon before being topped with cheese, onions, peppers, and mushrooms and served on a ciabatta roll. $16. 32409 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.595.5868; www.thebourboncellar.com.

The Booze Burger

Paradise Valley Burger Company Warning: You may not want to drive after this one. The Booze Burger features two beer-battered, fried beef patties smothered with a green chile and bacon cream sauce that’s infused with vodka. It is even topped with smoked chilies pickled in whiskey. $9. 4001 E. Bell Road, Phoenix; 602.535.4930; www.pvburgercompany.com.

Blue Corn Short Stack

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen Forget maple syrup! These blue corn pancakes are ladled with creamy orange-poppy seed custard and then the showstopper – a housemade syrup infused with rye whiskey aged in charred oak barrels. $16. At Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, 6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.368.1234; www.andazscottsdale.com.

Chimayo Chile Filete de Puerco Pairing food with beer, wine or spirits is nothing new. But, what about skipping the pairing altogether and just infusing the food itself with the aforementioned libations? When executed thoughtfully – and not just adding it in for the sake of it – menu items with a touch of “spirit” can provide the perfect hint of heat, tartness and even sweetness to the dish.

Spotted Donkey Cantina This savory oven-roasted pork tenderloin is not only accompanied with brown butter hominy and broccolini, but also with a bourbon-ancho chili sauce that’s made with High West Double Rye Bourbon, which combines two- and 16-year-old varieties and is known for its heat. $18.95. At Boulders Resort & Spa, 34505 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.488.3358; www.theboulders.com.

Amaro Meatloaf

Citizen Public House This is not your mother’s meatloaf (or maybe it is!). This award-winning restaurant’s take on a classic dish includes a boozy glaze made from Montenegro Amaro, an Italian spirit featuring a secret blend of 40 botanicals, including

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Lamb Chop Fondue

Roaring Fork The secret to this appetizer is hidden in the bubbling cheese sauce. The fondue is made with pepper jack cheese, garlic, onion and spices, plus white wine for added acidity and sweet tanginess. In addition to the lamb chop, it is also served with chili pecan bread and roasted squash, both great for dipping. $16. 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.0795; www.roaringfork.com.

Pollo Fiorentina  

Tutti Santi This true Italian classic features chicken breast topped with spinach and mozzarella on a bed of freshly made penne pasta. The kicker? The panna rosa sauce on top. It’s made with cognac – a high-quality variety of brandy that’s slightly sweeter than whiskey and known for its rich notes of dried fruit and flowers – as well as cream, garlic and pepper. $19. 6339 E. Greenway Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.3775; www.tuttisantiristorante.com.  

French Onion Dumplings

vanilla and orange peels. It’s served alongside smashed Yukon gold potatoes and roasted zucchini. $24. 7111 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.398.4208; www.citizenpublichouse.com.

Bourbon Glazed Coal-Fired Duck

Rhythm & Wine Recently, this wine bar went through a complete rebranding and redesign. But their time-tested dumplings are so popular, they made the cut for the new menu. To make this elevated comfort food, beef and onion are combined with imported Gruyere and brandy. Once mixed together, they are stuffed into handmade wonton shells and steamed. $9. 7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.478.6999; www.rhythmandwine.com.

Pitch Pizzeria Paired with a carrot puree, heirloom radishes, baby potatoes and spring veggies, this duck is kicked up a notch with a rhubarb chutney infused with Bulleit Bourbon straight from Kentucky. $35. 6350 E. Thomas Road; 480.272.7500; www.pitchpizzeria.com.

Hefeweizen Brined Pork Chop

Meritage – An Urban Tavern Brined for 24 hours in North Mountain Brewery Hefeweizen direct from the Phoenix-based brewery, the pork is then grilled to perfection and accompanied by forbidden black rice and mustard greens. The entire dish is garnished with a bourbon-maple glaze. At JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, $27. 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix; 480.293.3939; www.jwdesertridge.com.

Duroc Pork Tomahawk

Fat Ox A nod to the classic Negroni cocktail, Fat Ox’s chef Rochelle Daniel tops this massive pork cut with an apple-balsamic glaze that’s been spiked with Campari, a famed Italian liqueur, which creates a tangy, irresistibly bittersweet flavor that complements the juicy pork. $42. 6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.307.6900, www.ilovefatox.com.

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SORSO WINE ROOM Sorso is a premier wine bar in North Scottsdale with a fantastic cellar and a gourmet menu to pair. Salads, sandwiches and charcuterie boards are available for lunch and dinner to elevate the wine-tasting experience. At the market part of the store, guests can stock up on bottles, growlers, sweets and wine accessories. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. At Scottsdale Quarter, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.4344; www.sorsowineroom.com; $$

BY RHEANA TECHAPINYAWAT / PHOTO BY LAUREN TEAHEN

AMERICAN

COLD BEERS & CHEESEBURGERS At Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, you get exactly what you can expect from a restaurant with that name. They have over 150 beer choices and a food menu featuring a variety of burgers, classic bar fare and the popular build-your-own mac and cheese dish. Gluten-free menu available. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Four locations across Scottsdale and Phoenix; www.coldbeers.com; $$ RUSCONI’S AMERICAN KITCHEN Rusconi’s American Kitchen presents a robust affordable menu of regional American cuisine set in a fun, casual atmosphere whether it is for happy hour, lunch or wine flights. Signature menu items are cooked in their woodburning grill. Happy hour daily from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10637 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 480.483.0009; www.rusconiskitchen.com; $$ SCOTTSDALE BURGER BAR It is at first glance you will realize that Scottsdale Burger Bar likes to keep it simple. This no-frills joint has just burgers (beef, turkey or veggie) and hot dogs on the menu and the typical fries and onion rings for sides. For a straightforward quality burger or hot dog, this is the place for you. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 23535 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; www. scottsdaleburgerbar.com; $

CONTERMPORARY

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hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Brunch starts at 9 a.m. on the weekend. 4740 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix; 602.595.7440; www.thecovenantaz.com; $$ SOUL MODERN AZ CUISINE Chef Sheila Bryson creates modern dishes representing the flavors and Southwestern culture of Arizona. Try the Mexaloaf, a meatloaf-inspired entree topped with chipotle ketchup and jalapeno bacon. For a vegetarian and gluten-free option, the butternut squash enchiladas are a favorite. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting at 7:30 am daily. 7615 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.515.6254; www.soulscottsdale. com; $$

BREAKFAST

DAILY DOSE Gather at Daily Dose for breakfast and lunch until 3 p.m. every day. Fan favorites include the bacon bloody mary and the chorizo mac and cheese. And don’t forget to ask for the DD Hash, which is a side of their infamous sweet potatoes. 4020 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.3673; www.dailydosegrill.com; $$ EGGSTASY To differentiate themselves from other breakfast places around town, Eggstasy takes the most important meal of the day – and egg puns – to the next level. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two locations in Scottsdale: The Shoppes at Agua Caliente and Scottsdale Ranch; www.eggstasyaz.com; $$

CITIZEN PUBLIC HOUSE This modern gastropub serves craft beers, classic cocktails and hearty upscale dishes. Prop yourself in an intimate corner against the leather booth and mahogany accents and try The Original Chopped Salad, so popular it has its own Facebook page, or the pan-seared scallops with creamy sweet corn grits and bacon lardon. Open daily from 4 to 11 p.m. and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. 7111 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.398.4208; www.citizenpublichouse.com; $$

FLAPJACKS If you are craving not-so-traditional pancakes, head on over to Flapjacks. The house specialty is oven-baked pancakes and they’re offered in several flavors, including a banana nut creation that fans rave about. There’s something for every taste, from classic pancakes and omelets to a sandwich melt for lunch. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Monday. 16605 E. Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills; 480.837.2910; $$

THE COVENANT The interior of The Covenant lends it to be a place for an elegant night out or a casual, lively lunch. The contemporary menu utilizes a variety of locally sourced, organic ingredients that would pair well with a bottle from their floor-to-ceiling glass wine cellar. Grab a cocktail and a leatherstudded seat the bar during happy

CREAMISTRY Creamistry specializes in made-toorder ice cream that creates a foggy chill when liquid nitrogen is added to the custom mixtures. From more than 60 flavors and toppings, fresh frozen combinations can be made into scoops or a shake. Their menu also includes non-dairy and vegan options. Two Scottsdale locations: Scottsdale

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Quarter and Scottsdale Waterfront; www.creamistry.com; $ SWEET PROVISIONS Sweet Provisions is a charmingly colorful ice creamery and sweets shop that will put a smile on all who walk through its doors. They serve ice cream made fresh daily using only local Arizona dairy as well as housebaked goods such as pies, cookies, bars and brownies. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 8120 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.275.2676; www. sweetprovisionsaz.com; $ SUGAR BOWL It’s hard to miss this bubble gum pink landmark in Old Town Scottsdale. Since 1958, Sugar Bowl has been serving old-fashioned sodas, ice creams, malts, floats and sundaes. And their menu goes beyond dessert, offering classic diner fare like patty melts for lunch and dinner daily. 4005 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.946.0051; www.sugarbowlscottsdale.com; $-$$

HEALTH FOOD

EAT FIT GO Eat Fit Go is a simple solution for those who need a healthy meal on the go without the fuss of prepping, cooking and cleaning up dishes. Single-dish meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, like breakfast burritos and turkey meatball zoodles, are ready for a quick takeout option. Eat Fit Go also offers The Perfect Week Meal Plan, consisting of five meals a day for five days, taking the guesswork out of clean eating. Vegetarian options available. Two locations in Scottsdale: Scottsdale Waterfront and North Scottsdale; www.eatfitgo.com; $-$$ FLOWER CHILD Flower Child is on a mission to bring peace, love and fast-casual healthy food to a happy world. Their menu is great to mix and match a variety of fresh vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Items like the crushed avocado toast and hummus are fantastic guilt-free snacks. The seasonal lemonade flavors are always refreshing. Very gluten-free and vegetarian friendly. 10460 N. 90th St., Scottsdale; 480.240.4400; www. iamaflowerchild.com; $$ FRESH MINT Owner and executive chef Mai Ly is putting her own Vietnamese spin on vegetarian dishes. The spicy lemongrass noodle soup and golden curry vegetables are flavorful favorites. The menu also features vegetarian versions of other popular Asian dishes

such as kung pao soy chicken and pad Thai. Fresh Mint specializes in vegetarian, vegan and kosher dining. Gluten-free menu available. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday. 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; www. freshmint.us.com; $$

ITALIAN

ALBERTO In this little corner of Cave Creek, you can find owner Alberto in his cozy namesake restaurant serving his guests and sharing his passion for Italian cooking. From veal chops to linguine with clams to chicken parmigiana, Alberto’s is a classic Italian bistro. Don’t skip out on a slice of tiramisu for dessert. Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m. Closed Monday. 7171 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.488.5800; www.albertocarefreeaz.com; $$ CASELLA’S ITALIAN DELICATESSEN Casella’s is a family-owned and -operated sub shop that serves South Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks and hoagies that won’t break the bank. Also try the pizza hoagie, a toasted, open-faced sandwich with layers of marinara, cheese and slices of cured meats. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sunday. Cash only. 5905 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.0770; $ PASTA BRIONI For 25 years, Pasta Brioni has been a neighborhood Italian restaurant near Old Town Scottsdale. Their rolls are baked every morning, meatballs are hand-rolled, and pastas are made from scratch. Happy hour daily starting at 4:30 p.m. Open Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m. 4416 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.0028; www. pastabrioni.com; $$ THE SICILIAN BUTCHER The Sicilian Butcher is a modern casual eatery that specializes in craft meatballs and charcuterie. This butchery-inspired concept also serves pastas made in-house daily and a variety of small plates. Gluten-free options available. Enjoy happy hour drink and food specials all day, every day. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 15530 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 602.775.5140; www.thesicilianbutcher.com; $$

LATIN/MEXICAN

MASKADORES TACO SHOP “A hidden gem” is what many are calling Maskadores Taco Shop in

Fountain Hills. Although set up like a fast-casual taco shop, what comes out of the kitchen is quite gourmet. The street tacos, in size and taste, are akin to authentic Mexican style. And the carne asada burrito is filling and flavorful. Breakfast menu served all day. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday. 16754 E. Glenbrook Blvd., Fountain Hills; 480.837.2003; $ RITA’S KITCHEN Locally grown and seasonal ingredients are prominent on the rotating menu, which features dishes like the chicken enchilada rojas topped with cotija cheese. Visit R Bar for happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and live entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. At JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; 480.948.1700; www.camelbackinn.com; $$ TORO LATIN RESTAURANT & RUM BAR Toro is the collaborative concept of celebrity chef Richard Sandoval. The restaurant boasts distinct flavors from South and Central America. Featuring a Suviche (sushi and ceviche) bar, the menu has a lot of small plate options that are great for sharing. Sip on a cocktail from their collection of 151 rums while taking the view of rolling golf course greens. At TPC Scottsdale Clubhouse, 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.585.4848; www. scottsdaleprincess.com; $$

STEAKHOUSE

DOMINICK’S STEAKHOUSE An elegant fine dining experience, Dominick’s is a high-end, New Yorkstyle chophouse with added Italian dishes. Beyond the quality food, what is most impressive is the luxurious pool in the main dining room. Along with their award-winning wine list, Dominick’s is an ideal restaurant to host a special event. At Scottsdale Quarter, 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.272.7271; www.dominickssteakhouse.com; $$$$ FOGO DE CHÃO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE No one does all-you-can-eat meat like a Brazilian steakhouse. Fogo de Chão is of the upper echelon of such chain steakhouses. The experience includes servers that continually bring skewers of meat carved tableside until each diner indicates that they prefer to cease. An extensive salad bar of accompaniments and sides completes the meal and appeases less carnivo-

rous diners. 6300 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.609.8866; www. fogodechao.com; $$$-$$$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE Ruth’s Chris is a nationally recognized steakhouse chain known for its signature 500-degree sizzling plates with butter-topped steaks and an awardwinning wine list. The Scottsdale location boasts beautiful sunset views from the patio and terrace. Along with classic steakhouse dishes, guests can try new menu items as they are offered seasonally. Great for private dinners and business meetings. Open nightly for dinner seven days a week. Happy hour daily from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Located in the Seville Shopping Center, 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.5988; www.ruthschris.com; $$$

WINE BARS & LOUNGES BUBBLES Bubbles is the Valley’s first and only vegan Champagne bar. This unique intimate spot carries an extensive list of Champagne, wine and cider along with vegan artisan toasts and sweets. Treat yourself to one of the many Champagne and wine cocktails. Open 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. In Agua Caliente, 6990 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.849.4764; www. bubbleschampagnebar.com; $$ KAZIMIERZ WORLD WINE BAR Hidden in Old Town Scottsdale is an unmarked door where, upon entering, guests are greeted with live entertainment, dim cavernous cellar lighting, and a thick folder of more than 2,000 listed wines. Underrated are the worldly tapas from the Kazimierz kitchen. The charcuterie and cheese plates are always winners along with the famous Cowboy Ciao Stetson chopped salad and any of the imaginative flatbreads. 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.946.3004; www.kazbar.net; $$ THE LIVING ROOM This wine lounge concept focuses on hospitality and good food. Guests can get cozy on plush sofas and seating inside and on the patio. Socialize over glasses of wine and an eclectic menu that serves everything from sushi rolls to sliders to bruschetta. Drink specials are offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Food specials are from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Brunch is on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two locations in Scottsdale: The Shops at Gainey Village and Market Street at DC Ranch; www.livingroomwinebar.com; $$

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CELEBRITY POKER TOURNAMENT AND CASINO NIGHT Hockey legend and former Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan hosted this fourth annual event benefiting Care Fund at Harley Davidson of Scottsdale. As the biggest charity poker event in Arizona, the fun soiree brought together celebrities, athletes and Care Fund supporters for an exciting evening of food, drinks and Vegas-style games.

Dan Weeks and Amy Capone

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Marissa Mezzatesta and Melody Knudson

Tara Talley and PJ Saturno

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Kara Grosso and Rod Rohde

Denise Ciliento and Vikki Sterns

Merin Stoneman and Alex Beder

Lia Moats and Aliesha Brard

Pam Matanocich and Megan Bianchi

Lindsay Hyzer and Lindsay Combs

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MOM OF THE YEAR BREAKFAST

Valle del Sol honored six exemplary women at their annual breakfast and awards ceremony, which was held at Phoenix Convention Center.

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Joann Massey and Chris Hettlinger

Safia Hussen and Joan Mason

Paloma Armenta and Erica Delarosa

Juan Mendez and Athena Salman

Cynthia Quintana and Deborah Stevens

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FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH FIESTA

Tina and Tom Duffy hosted the Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Fountain of Youth Fiesta benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. With more than 200 people in attendance, the fundraiser was held at the Duffy’s home in Fountain Hills and featured live music by The Red Weddings, a live auction, a raffle, food from local eateries, and a speech from the Arizona State Youth of the Year. The event raised $85,000 for the organization.

Pedro Talarico, Juli Posner and Wade Chochelles

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Becky Garr and Connie Baker

Jenny Weiss and Mike Roland

Sam Fowler and Clark Peterson

Thom and Adrianne Casper

Lucy Charrasse and Ian Itsell

Kimberly Clark and Nicole Willis

Susan and Bob Wilder

Brad Slager and Renee Higgs

Carmella and Kevin Janssen

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Childhelp hosted this fundraiser at Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak. The tasty extravaganza included music, an auction, and a friendly competition with flavorful dishes created by local celebrities, business leaders and athletes.

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SCOTTSDALE’S HISTORY HALL OF FAME DINNER KFNX Exclusively Features Laura Ingraham and Michael Savage Ranked Top Ten Shows in the Country

THE LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW

THE SAVAGE NATION WITH MICHAEL SAVAGE

The Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its silver anniversary at this 25th annual dinner at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

BY JAMES SASSER

Kathy Wills and Gerri Smith

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End NEW IN TOWN

GONE COUNTRY

High & Rye Southern Kitchen & Bar opens on High Street

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

We could all use a little comfort these days. Or, perhaps even better, comfort food. Thanks to the newly opened High & Rye Southern Kitchen & Bar, there is now prime comfort food (think hush puppies and fried chicken) in our own backyard – but not from where you might think. “I grew up in a very rural part of Minnesota where, I kid you not, we even had a ‘Drive Your Tractor to School’ day,” says general manager Robert Gregg. “People don’t always realize this, but we country kids of the Midwest grew up with the same rich, flavorful foods as our cousins to the south in Louisiana or Georgia.” Gregg, along with executive chef Brice Niehaus, moved to the Valley earlier this year as part of a vision their parent company (aptly named Snowbird Hospitality) had to join Arizona’s ever-growing culinary scene. “The talent is here. The infrastructure is here. The world is starting to realize Arizona can cook – and more than just eggs on the sidewalk in summer,” says Gregg, whose team scouted the area for nearly a year before investing in a 14,000-square-foot-venue with an ample dog-friendly patio and private event space.

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“We worked to re-imagine the venue to make it feel part Southern kitchen with barn doors and a clean, white color palette and part country patio, complete with strung-up lights and even a tree inside.” They spent even more time on the food than the stunning space makeover. The result is a two-page menu with noticeably elevated dishes including blue crab hush puppies with creole aioli, tempura-fried okra with remoulade, brisket, shrimp and grits and – an early favorite – the pastor plate with Southern country ham. “For those unfamiliar, we country types call this ham – which is straight from Tennessee and cured, smoked and aged for a year and a half – a ‘hillbilly prosciutto,’” says Gregg, noting it is a definite conversation starter along with the grilled pimento cheese and the unique drink program. Speaking of drinks, rather than simply hand guests a wine and beer menu (which they do have and it is sizeable), High & Rye makes things interactive with buildit-yourself versions of an Old-Fashioned, Manhattan or martini. “For these, we let the guest choose the base spirit and style – dry, classic or dirty, for example,” Gregg says. “We also have a cocktail program wherein all the signature items use spirits infused in-house with everything from strawberries and peaches to jalapenos and ginger.” They also boast a whiskey menu with more than 120 labels, primarily focused on bourbon and, of course, rye and have 20 beers on tap. Guests can enjoy live music Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. and happy hour is offered Monday through Friday (3-6 p.m.), Sunday through Thursday (10 p.m.12 a.m.), and Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). Brunch takes place Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. High & Rye Southern Kitchen & Bar, 5310 E. High St., Phoenix; 480.634.4143; www.highandryeaz.com.


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