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The Arizona Diamondbacks AllStar and America’s First Baseman talks fatherhood, philanthropy and his love of the game

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trendsetters 27 Up Close The secret recipe to John Stewart’s meal delivery service, Sunfare

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elcome to our man issue! As our only themed issue of the year, this one is always particularly fun to put together as it seems to tell a cohesive story that’s all about (and dedicated to) the guys. Dude food and drinks? We’ve got them, with binge-worthy burgers (page 104) and classic takes on manly cocktails (page 102), plus statewide breweries to explore (page 68). For fun? There’s an all-new – and Scottsdale’s only – billiards lounge (page 106), macho ways to stay entertained (page 70), a fly fishing getaway (page 80), and four ultimate racing experiences (page 90). Looking good? We’ve got that too, with the best products to help you maintain your beard (page 84), manly must-haves for your home (page 86), and our annual feature on men of style (page 46), where seven men share their fashion know-how. There are some extras, too, like a luxury electric bike with street-smart style courtesy of Emory Motorsports (page 79) and an indulgent, ultra-cool summertime treat fit for a hungry man (page 103). Of course, there’s no denying the man on our cover – the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt. I was particularly thrilled to include, and inspired by, Goldy’s story (page 42). Beyond being an All-Star athlete and a father, he truly (and fittingly!) has a heart of gold. He’s used his public position as a platform for giving back, not only with monetary donations, but, perhaps more rare and special, through his own time. Off the field, you’ll find him, along with his wife, spending time with the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. With that, men, this one’s for you. And to all the dads (including mine!), a very happy Father’s Day.

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The secret recipe to John Stewart’s meal delivery service, Sunfare BY BRITTANY MARONEY PHOTOS BY JAMES PATRICK


hen you’re hungry, health-minded or on the go, there’s almost nothing worse than opening an empty fridge and wondering what you’re going to make for dinner. In today’s busy society, healthy and quick options for meal time are at a premium. Families have less time to prepare home-cooked dinners and busy adults are looking for at-home alternatives to fast food. At minimum, Arizonans are seeking healthy meals that will help them maintain their waistlines – without sacrificing taste. John Stewart’s meal delivery company, Sunfare, believes they have the answer. continued…

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up close In 1997, Stewart was living in Los Angeles, where he says he happened upon the food industry. “I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and I ended up working in the fitness industry,” he says. “At the time, the Zone Diet had become all the rage but there was one problem. Nobody had the time to make the meals. That’s where we saw the opportunity to start Sunfare and to make healthy eating easy for people.” Along with business partner Carl Ferro, Sunfare moved to Scottsdale and began addressing a very different issue. Everyone wanted something different from a plan and each client had a very different palate. “The key was that if people didn’t like that day’s option, they wouldn’t eat it … and they wouldn’t get the results they wanted,” Stewart says. “So, we started giving people the ability to customize their own meals by removing ingredients they didn’t like and giving them different meal choices each day, so they could always find something appetizing. That kind of personalization made a huge difference and continues to set us apart today.” Now, Sunfare boasts a daily delivery service to more than 1,000 families per day across both Arizona and Los Angeles. Each personalized menu is cooked fresh

daily and delivered to front doors by 7 a.m. Sunfare offers six gourmet meal programs to fit the dietary needs of even the pickiest patron, including options for vegetarians, Paleo, gluten-free and family dining. It was back in 2001 that the Sunfare meal plans began getting national attention. During that particular summer, actor Charlie Sheen had lost weight and several media outlets wanted to know his secret. Sheen proudly championed the Sunfare service on nationally syndicated shows like The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight, and On Air With Ryan Seacrest. “The next morning, phones across the Sunfare office were ringing and orders were pouring in. It was so exciting,” Stewart says. “We had no idea he was going to do that, and we’re still grateful for it.“ Now, A-list eaters like Jack Black, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Ashley Greene, Mark Wahlberg and Britney Spears swear by the Sunfare meal delivery service. Stewart also notes that actress Jennifer Aniston was their sixth client. “We’ve been in the industry for close to 20 years, and one of the most rewarding parts has been building a great team, a group that believes in the collective good of the business,” Stewart says. “I’m



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proud to say that our team at Sunfare right now is the best, most hard working, and most passionate we’ve ever had – it’s just an awesome family to be a part of.”

Family and Community And speaking of family, Stewart calls his wife a “rock star,” and he is a proud dad to two little boys. “I love that each day I get to do both – be an entrepreneur and daddy,” he says. “It’s super satisfying and a lot of fun to hold [my kids’] hands and guide them through life. To make it all work is a bit of a juggling act, but at the end of the day, I’m extremely fortunate.” With the meal delivery business grossing more than $400 million annually, Stewart admits it’s a competitive industry. That’s why innovation and integrity are still the roots of the Sunfare brand — and why Stewart is always looking for the newest trends in food and convenience. “Something that’s really exciting is the whole local, farm-to-table approach to food preparation. Not only is it good for the environment, but it pushes you creatively in terms of menu design and our possible meal offerings. We have an entire product line called Artisan Meals that we’re devoting to this philosophy.” For a leader like Stewart, his company is more than just the product. It’s about healthy living, family and, of course, the community. “We’re feeling great about the direction and growth of our company, but more so, we believe in supporting the community we live and work in,” Stewart says. “That’s why, in addition to supporting several local charities, we also donate weekly meals to local food banks.” The company also calls on regular patrons of Sunfare to give back. Every December, customers are encouraged to place canned foods back in their delivery boxes for donation. “This is a great community,” Stewart says of the Valley. “It’s our community, and Sunfare is going to make sure everyone is well fed.” You can find out more about Stewart’s meal delivery service at

The Beauty of Benevolence How Drs. Ali and Tamir Mosharrafa of Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery are improving lives, in both their practice and the communities they serve.


erhaps it’s their steadfast commitment to ongoing education, providing patients with the most up-to-date procedures and techniques – or the unsurpassed results, a perfect marriage of art and science. Maybe it’s the proven expertise and extensive education of Drs. Ali and Tamir Mosharrafa, or the way they take the time to develop relationships with their patients, understanding unique needs and meeting specific goals, making themselves available day or night. Whatever the reason, Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery continues to receive accolades from satisfied patients and fellow medical professionals alike. Boardcertified and equipped with their own fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgery center, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir deliver exceptional outcomes in every area of cosmetic and breast reconstructive surgery, aesthetic services, and skincare. Breast, body, or face, Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery’s compassionate, supportive practice allows patients the luxury of being treated like family, and the reassurance of knowing they’re in extremely capable hands. But when a doctor’s care goes beyond individual patients and extends throughout a community, even more amazing things happen. For nearly two decades (and counting!), Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir have performed acts of service through their involvement with local charities. Still, they wanted to do more to provide consistent, reliable support to the causes they hold dear. In 2015, Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery officially launched its nonprofit organization, Beauty for Good – which now receives a portion of the proceeds from each treatment the doctors perform. In turn, Beauty for Good partners with other charitable organizations to help raise much-needed funds and awareness through special events and campaigns. In April of this year, the organization hosted its first annual Beauty for Good

Gala, benefiting all of its charitable partnerships: the Phoenix Dream Center, Singleton Moms, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, and more. (Save the date for next year’s Beauty for Good Gala, which will take place on April 14th, 2018.) In addition to the gala, Beauty for Good designates a full month to each of its partner charities, during which they focus intensely on its outreach. Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir are passionate about each cause they support, and eager to give back to the community they love. For the Drs. Mosharrafa, it’s all about making a substantial impact – on the lives of their patients, to be sure, but also the lives of those who benefit from their benevolent acts. “Cosmetic

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Pomp Braswell takes on the PGA Tour Champions BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE



omp Braswell’s golf story began with a high school dare – the professional golfer was dared by his friends to take a swing at the sport in 1986. Upon hitting 125 yards at Los Angeles’ Rancho Park driving range, Braswell became hooked. Braswell continued to play golf at San Jose State University in California. After graduating, he moved to Arizona in 1994, which is when his career as a professional golfer took flight. While playing the sport full time, Braswell was also an instructor at Golf Digest from 2004 to 2008, and he continued instructing at the Jim McLean Golf School and made Golf Tips magazine’s top 30 instructors list. Braswell is also a former Harlem Globetrotter. “Golf has opened up so many opportunities for me,” Braswell says. “All I can say is that I’m very fortunate.” His latest venture will be the PGA Tour Champions, a worldwide tour that brings together PGA Tour veterans who are 50-plus years old, where the players will compete for the Charles Schwab Cup. “I’m nervous and excited,” he says. “But those are good feelings to have.” With more than 30 years of golf experience, Braswell offers advice to all the newcomers out on the greens: “Too many youngsters get caught in the glamour of getting far without control,” he says. “The best players have strong shorter games. That’s where attention should be focused – on the mini games.”


What other things did you do in the Valley? When I lived in Arizona, I was on the golf board at UMOM. I also helped raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project since, as a veteran, the organization is close to my heart. What’s your favorite golf course in the Valley? It’s a tie between Mesa Country Club and Paradise Valley Country Club. Are your two children golf prodigies? Ironically, they hate golf. I always tell them, “Daddy can teach you,” but they could care less!



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David Cogan inspires entrepreneurs, one broadcast at a time BY BRITTANY MARONEY



avid Cogan was born an entrepreneur. At just seven years old, he went door to door selling trinkets from his family junk drawer out of a little red wagon. Ironically, years later, he would interview the CEO of Radio Flyer on his locally broadcast radio show, Eliances Heroes (Money Radio 1510 AM and 105.3 FM), a facet of Eliances, a local entrepreneur’s organization started by Cogan. “The idea was to create a way to showcase a community of entrepreneurs who want to help one another build their businesses,” Cogan says. “It’s my belief that everyone has a unique skill they can provide to help one another. Our contributors consist of inventors, celebrities, mentors, startups and entrepreneurs – on both a local and national level.” After a successful career at IBM, Microsoft and eBay, Cogan was inspired to create a radio show where local leaders could tell their stories alongside industry titans like Tim Cook. “There are tremendous opportunities now for entrepreneurs,” he says. “It has never been easier to start a business, find resources, do research and make money. I love telling the story of how a core idea is created and how entrepreneurs are able to wrap a business around it.” Learn more about Eliances and catch the radio show at


You use your children in the broadcasts as examples of intuition and ingenuity – why is that? There is so much we can learn from children and the experiences our kids are having. It’s not just about teaching children; it’s about learning from them. Who are some of the most memorable leaders you’ve had on the show? The president of the United Nations had a great answer to the meaning of life, and you have to catch the broadcast of John Edward, the psychic from Crossing Over. I also enjoyed Indra Nooyi (CEO of PepsiCo) and Curt Jones (founder of Dippin’ Dots). What is one piece of advice that has always resonated with you? ​Simply put, always be kind. I​ was shown that by my parents and see it within my own family. SO SCOTTSDALE! |


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Follow along with Samuel Harwit’s modern aesthetic BY EMILY GLYNN PHOTO BY JAMES PATRICK


hen he’s not captivating audiences for the digital agency PUBLICpr, Samuel Harwit can be found cultivating his own following through The Frenchy Toast, a blog he created after noticing a general lack of male fashion and lifestyle influencers. “It starts with thinking about who you’re targeting and determining what types of content will be most appealing,” Harwit says. This simple strategy, coupled with a background in marketing and public relations, has earned him nearly 150,000 style-hungry Instagram followers, all eager for a glimpse into his quirky world. “Fashion is at the center of every single day,” he says. “People look to me for guidance and to inspire them to look great and feel better about themselves.” Ironically, prior to founding The Frenchy Toast, Harwit admits to being a bit of a style copycat, rummaging through the virtual closets of his favorite influencers for personal inspiration. Since then, the blogger has come into his own, with his current look less about following trends and more about selecting designs that resonate with his simple aesthetic. Most days, this translates to monochromatic streetwear with a modern twist. Harwit’s signature uniform – a T-shirt, high-quality denim and major statement shoes – never falls short, even without an Instagram filter. Follow Harwit to see for yourself at @samuelanthony. Why “The Frenchy Toast”? Frenchy comes from our two French bulldogs and the name just came to me while [my partner and I] were conceptualizing the brand. Is there any special meaning behind your body art? Every tattoo on my body has a significant meaning to me. I would be happy to walk you through them, but it would be a very lengthy response, given that I have so many. Which brands do you love? My top three brands are always Louis Vuitton, Cartier and YSL. I would love the opportunity to collaborate with all of them.



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or Jacqueline Howenstine, everything hinges on the right outfit. “It’s less about what the piece is and more about how it makes you feel when you put it on,” says the Yelp advertising sales rep of her style philosophy. “It might be a top that’s six years old, but when I wear it, I feel [on top of the world]. If you feel good, you perform better.” When she’s at the office, turning noes into yeses and skeptics into believers, Howenstine unabashedly sticks to a casual dress code, living in dark jeans, wedges and edgy tops. “For a long time, I was a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl,” she confesses. “I still love that, but I appreciate dressing up way more now and enjoy doing so.” When the mood hits, she pulls inspiration from Jackie O and Twiggy, fusing the nuances of two classic icons to create a look that is entirely her own. Off the clock, you’ll find the newly certified yoga instructor slaying sun salutations and practicing Sanskrit in sleek, curve-hugging athlesuire. “I am a yogi, but not one that thinks yoga clothes are appropriate for every occasion!” Howenstine laughs. “Although I do love my Lululemon. The Align pant is a game changer.”

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The Arizona Diamondbacks’ first baseman Paul Goldschmidt talks fatherhood, philanthropy, and his love of the game BY BRITTANY MARONEY PHOTOS COURTESY OF SARAH SACHS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

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s Paul Goldschmidt approaches the plate, he can hear the swell of the crowd. His heart is beating fast and he welcomes it; the adrenaline always means a more powerful swing. He raises the bat, and, for just a moment, the cheers of the crowd fade. The faces of fans become a blur, and it is just him and the pitcher in the stadium. The ball comes fast, zooming toward the catcher’s glove. But with a crack, the ball soars high into the air. The roar of the onlookers catches back up to him, and Goldschmidt – fondly known as Goldy to millions – runs the bases. The man known as “America’s First Baseman” hasn’t had the typical rise to baseball greatness. Goldschmidt’s celebrity status was a methodical climb up until joining the Majors, and, in fact, baseball wasn’t immediately a passion of his as a child. Raised just outside of Houston in The Woodlands, Texas, Goldschmidt’s parents encouraged him to try T-ball. He had always been athletic and seemed to excel in an array of sports, including basketball, football and soccer. “One of my first memories as a child is that I didn’t want to go to T-ball practice,” Goldschmidt says. “My mom came to me and said, ‘We will not ask for anything again but please just go this one time.’ I remember climbing into the back of the minivan after practice and saying, ‘Mom, I love baseball!’” That love of the game followed Goldschmidt through successful seasons in high school and college (at Texas State University). Goldschmidt’s dream seemed to become reality when the Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the eighth round of the 2008 Major League draft. Prior to making his debut with the D-backs, Goldschmidt excelled in the Minor Leagues, earning numerous awards and honors, including being named USA Today’s 2011 Minor League Player of the Year and being selected to play in the MLB All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field. In August 2011, Goldschmidt was called up to play in the Majors for the D-backs, and it was then that he became a household name by quickly garnering impressive stats and additional accolades. In his rookie season, he had eight home runs and 26 RBI in 48 games. He has since made four National League All-Star Teams, won two Gold Glove Awards, and also earned a Silver Slugger Award. Through his many successes and triumphs, Goldschmidt still remains humble and serious about continuously improving himself and his game.


“The fact that I can use my celebrity to give back is an awesome feeling. It’s just such an honor. It’s bigger than making it to the big leagues; it’s my everything.”


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“Every day is a learning process, and it helps me become a better player to look at it that way,” he says. “Every moment is about training and becoming faster, better and stronger. I take each practice seriously and despite having played for several years, I admit I still don’t have it all figured out. It’s constantly a learning process.” To that point, Goldschmidt’s humbleness is legendary. Players, coaches and colleagues alike say that, despite his extraordinary talent, he is just a regular Joe. And though the limelight does indeed follow him, the All-Star player is not one to seek it himself. It’s this unassuming demeanor that has made him a favorite among players and the public. He’s also very private about his personal life. Married to his college sweetheart, Amy Goldschmidt, they welcomed baby Jake in September 2015. “Jake is one now, and he is becoming so much fun,” Goldschmidt says. “Fatherhood is so much like baseball because it’s a lot of hard work but so rewarding in the end. Maybe more so for moms, because they often do so much more than dads. My wife is amazing that way.” When asked whether Goldschmidt would like to see his son follow in his footsteps, he says he’ll support any path little Jake wants to take. “It’s really about seeing a path and being passionate about it,” Goldschmidt says. “Ultimately, I want my family’s legacy to be one of giving back.”

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PAYING IT FORWARD And the Goldschmidts are well on their way to creating that legacy – since Goldschmidt was called up in 2011, they have been a constant part of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital family. On any given day, you can see them in the halls of the hospital, with Paul talking baseball and signing autographs for his fans while Amy hosts self-esteem pink parties for girls, patient birthday party celebrations, or just has girly fun like painting nails. Goldschmidt jokes that even he has braided some hair and painted nails. “They do all of these things for one reason – it’s the right thing to do for these deserving children,” says Steve Schnall, the senior vice president and chief development officer for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “You’ll hear Paul say, ‘I’m just a baseball player. These kids are the true champions that inspire me to be and do my best.’ Phoenix Children’s Hospital is grateful to be on Team Goldschmidt.” Goldschmidt also is generous when it comes to giving back to the future of baseball. Earlier this year, Goldschmidt, together with APS and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, donated funds to renovate a baseball field in Glendale. Aptly named Paul Goldschmidt Field, it’s the 39th field in the “Diamonds Back” Youth Field Building Program. Updates included a new scoreboard, fencing, windscreen, sports lighting system and fixtures, irrigation system, sod, and stabilizer, with additional support provided by local contractors and businesses. “I played Little League growing up and you always had that home field that was yours, and to be able to give that to the kids in this neighborhood is amazing,” Goldschmidt says. “The fact that I can use my celebrity to give back is an awesome feeling. It’s just such an honor. It’s bigger than making it to the big leagues; it’s my everything.” Goldy’s Fund 4 Kids continues to raise money throughout the year for children’s charities and, more specifically, for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In November 2016, Goldschmidt hosted an inaugural charity bowling event, Goldy’s Bowling Bash, which included appearances by Luis Gonzalez, Archie Bradley, Jim “Bones” Mackay, Drew Stanton, Brandon McCarthy, Justin Upton, Miguel Montero, and David Peralta. All proceeds went to the new Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. “I love golf tournaments as much as the next guy, but there are so many of them for charity. I wanted to do something a little different and bring in a pastime that my wife and I enjoy,” Goldschmidt says. “Who doesn’t love the feeling of a [bowling] strike, and to couple that with helping the kids, it was a winner in my book. I can’t wait for next year’s event.” It’s been a great year on and off the field for Goldschmidt, whose 2017 performance thus far has been at MVP-caliber levels, with an improved batting performance and some stunning outs at first base. His pride in his team and the place he calls home (Scottsdale) is clear. “I love everything about Phoenix and, more specifically, Scottsdale. In the off season, I take time to enjoy the outdoors, the weather, going to the park, swimming, golfing, everything,” Goldschmidt says. “The people here are just incredible and so supportive of me and of our little family. This is definitely home now; it’s the place where we are looking forward to raising our family.”



A well-crafted ensemble is an art form that takes a keen eye. Here, seven men share their takes on looking fashionable and how they dress to impress, no matter where the day leads.



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Milee Karre

Head basketball coach at Ottawa University Putting together an outfit can be paralleled to a basketball game – all of the players (or shall we say pieces of clothing) need to work together as a team in order to score high in style. Just ask Arizona native Milee Karre, head coach for the men’s basketball team at Ottawa University, who lives out his passion courtside. While his casual wardrobe consists of Adidas and athletic wear, Karre takes influence from icon and fellow athlete David Beckham for his fancier ensembles. The coach’s motto, “look good, play good” is best illustrated when he dresses up for game day (with favorite pieces from Suitsupply and J.Crew) to feel both comfortable and powerful. While his slam dunk style has to include the perfect tie and shoes, the most important aspects of his look are clean lines and a tailored suit. “Fit is everything. You can have the nicest suit on the market, and if it doesn’t fit correctly, it’s a waste.” The finishing touch? An accessory Karre holds near and dear to his heart: His grandfather’s Presidential Rolex for an added touch of class and ’50s swag. His love of fitness continues after the buzzer with just about anything involving athletics, including working out and watching sports.

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Nick Ciletti

Anchor and reporter at ABC15 Like anyone in the public eye, it’s important for Nick Ciletti to look the part – at least when he’s on air with ABC15 as an anchor and reporter. As a TV personality, Ciletti always has a freshly pressed (and well-tailored) suit on hand, as the news world is full of surprises like anchoring at the last minute or doing a major interview. Other times, he opts for Banana Republic slacks and a button-down, or if a story takes him somewhere like Camelback Mountain, his go-to is jeans and a black V-neck a la Anderson Cooper. Not only is Ciletti living out his childhood dream on air, he’s also a pediatric cancer survivor and now gives back to kids by volunteering at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. During his free time, Ciletti usually sports laidback, unique bargain finds from the clearance racks at Zara, Macy’s, J.Crew and even Marshall’s, giving him wardrobe variety while staying within budget. “Those stores have some really unique things and pieces you won’t find elsewhere. You may have to hunt a little bit, but that’s all part of the fun, right?” His most prized possession, though, can’t be found in his closet (but sometimes probably sneaks in there!) – his adopted French bulldog, Larry.



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Michael Albee

Attorney at Albee Law Firm Born and raised in Scottsdale, Michael Albee describes his style as nerdy with a dash of charm – or, he says, maybe more than a dash. The business owner, attorney and self-proclaimed superhero by night (he has a 10-year-old daughter), loves to experiment with color and often takes influence from NBA players, noting they usually have the ability to afford the nicest clothes and they are tall, like Albee. During the week, you’ll find him in colored fitted suits at work and creative, vibrant tank tops or gym clothes by night. For a night out, he relies on solid colors, the occasional blazer and dark jeans from the likes of Banana Republic, Nordstrom and Burberry. Albee swears there’s nothing he wouldn’t wear, and that he’s influenced by nothing and everything all at the same time, with a personal mantra to have fun with his clothes. While a favorite accessory for this budding author is his MacBook Pro, other must-haves include his bow tie, comb and gold obsidian beaded bracelet (meant to eliminate ego and conflict), which he doesn’t leave home without. His fashion tip? Correctly fitted clothing (i.e. clothing that looks good). “When you look good, you feel good, and that message pours into your world a positive vibe that keeps you lucky.”

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Shimeon Jedidiah Mattox

Fashion entrepreneur, model and fashion stylist From one look at Shimeon Mattox, it’s clear that the fashion fanatic marches to the beat of his own drum. With his sunglasses on and Starbucks in hand (his two favorite accessories), Mattox is on a mission to let others know it’s OK to be different, hoping to change the world with his life story and ostentatious fashion brand (Royal Black Sheep). While he takes influence from classic black-and-white movies, music videos and fashion blogs, along with stars who were ahead of their time (such as Prince), Mattox’s style is 100 percent his own, citing attitude and confidence as his muses. “I play with gender bending as I feel this is the future, as fashion is a recycle and things from different eras come back in style.” For his day-to-day look, the creative visionary often selects outfits that are shiny, silky and metallic. For a night out, Mattox follows his motto, “Why be the same every day?” He lets his soul do the selecting, often channeling one of his favorite characters like 007. Whether he’s answering emails, out with friends or reading his most prized possession – the Bible his late grandmother gave him – Mattox can be spotted in a mix of Tom Ford and Celine with pieces from Goodwill and Buffalo Exchange.



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Mario Aniles

Entrepreneur and CPA As an entrepreneur, Mario Aniles is used to making his own rules in business, and that ideal transfers to his wardrobe. As a natural-born leader (Aniles started his first business while attending Arizona State University), the native Phoenician has a self-proclaimed “classic man” style. Aniles often finds himself rushing around from the office to board meetings, admitting his mind goes on autopilot when getting dressed, often selecting navy suits for the workday and a black blazer with a pocket square for a little flair when the sun goes down. Color is definitely key – Aniles takes inspiration from the bright suits wore by Robert DeNiro in Casino and counts on Salvatore Ferragamo for his favorite pieces. “I love contemporary art and sometimes try to incorporate colors that pop, accessories that stand out, and combinations that may not always seem to go together but that hopefully look OK in the spirit of challenging traditional norms.” One traditional norm you won’t see him breaking is the sandals with socks rule, a combination he says he will never sport. When he’s not dreaming up his next big idea, you can find Aniles hiking, enjoying a meal with friends, or relaxing at a local lounge with an OldFashioned in hand.

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Timothy C. Baodo Wardrobe stylist

Growing up, Timothy C. Baodo moved around the world with his military father until landing in Phoenix, where he’s found his niche as a wardrobe stylist – a job that’s not only his passion but also a craft he considers an art form. While Baodo designs new projects for fashion shows, he also creates looks for his clients (and even their kids) through personal shopping, naming his peers and department stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus as inspiration for building wardrobes. Though Baodo’s most “prized person” is his eight-year-old son, he still loves a great watch, noting that it conveys one’s taste and social status with the ability to serve as a conversational icebreaker. Baodo is also all about fashion that works, noting that his style is very utilitarian – comfortable work shoes, seasonal fabrics, utilizing his pockets, and always having a briefcase or backpack that will hold his laptop while completing his ensemble. A tailored look is also key. “There is nothing more inspiring than a well-tailored suit. It’s like looking at art. From the fine craft of the suit and the colors used to the materials and the detail of the seam to the shoes and finely woven handkerchief, it tells a story.”



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Kevin Patterson

Director of leadership development at Banner Health Kevin Patterson wears many hats: father of two, husband, businessman, and community activist (he’s involved in Equality Arizona and running for Phoenix City Council). Similarly, his style reflects his life – versatile and eclectic. He gravitates toward classic colors (gray, black and blue) but also loves to throw in pops of color, pairing timeless pieces with bright ties and patterned shirts. One of his many pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses often ties his look together. When it comes to fashion, he encourages others to be bold and courageous, adding that a great look can be as inexpensive or expensive as you’d like. And he means it; though Patterson loves Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and ties from Salvatore Ferragamo and Burberry, he believes the right look is often about attitude and how he wears it, and not as much about the brands. To that end, he rocks T-shirts from Urban Outfitters, H&M and Target, which he frequents with his kids. His fashion influences? The happenings of his everyday life. “One moment I’m in dad mode, the next I’m leading work meetings, and then off to a political event. I need to be able to add a blazer or tie, then switch to the rolled sleeves look, all in one day.”

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We get it – the temperatures are hot, hot, hot and only getting hotter. Perhaps the only activity to keep you sane all summer (other than an out-of-town escape) is an in-town one. There’s nothing like splashing through the cool waters of a resort pool, followed by a siesta in the shade. So pick your paradise, then grab your sun hat, your suit and your squad – the ultimate defenses for a season of seemingly endless sun. Photo taken at Sunset Beach at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, May 9 at 9:04 a.m.

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Cool Clothing

Show your Scottsdale pride with a breezy shirt that’s so Scottsdale. Tommy Bahama’s new linen Destination Breezer shirt is made from soft, high-quality linen, and it features a special design unique to Scottsdale’s golf culture with two golf clubs, palm trees and, of course, Tommy Bahama’s motto: “Make Life One Long Weekend.” Scottsdale dweller and the brand’s newest golf ambassador, Ricky Barnes, wears it here and you (or the man in your life) can, too! $128 at Tommy Bahama at Kierland Commons.

Drams for Dads

On Father’s Day weekend, toast Dad at a special scotch-tasting event, Drams for Dads, at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Head to the resort’s Scotch Library to sample four Glenmorangie whiskies – the Glenmorangie 10-year, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban and Nectar D’Or – along with food pairings. Guests will learn about the differences between the labels, unique aspects of Scotland’s whisky regions, and explore different ways to drink scotch. Dads can also trade in an old tie for a complimentary cigar and cigar cutter, plus a special offer to use at the Scotch Library. June 16-17, 6 p.m. $65.

Father-Daughter Fun

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Cold brew coffee is a warm-weather must for those who need a morning jolt or afternoon pick-me-up. And what better way to keep your ol’ man caffeinated than with a flask of cold brew coffee? Press Coffee Roasters recently debuted cold brew flasks that hold 12 ounces of the cool concoction in a handy container and are available at all Press Coffee locations (including Scottsdale Quarter) for $5. Buy one on its own, or package it with a hydroflask ($26-$35) and a bag of whole beans ($14-$19).

Head to Girly Girlz across from Scottsdale Quarter twice this month for some quality father-daughter time. On June 11 from 3 to 4 p.m., learn braiding and other girly hair tricks. On June 17 from 4 to 5 p.m., enjoy a Daddy & Daughter Tea Party that includes a three-course dessert tea party, keepsake project and ballroom dancing. Braiding event, $19.95 for adults; tea party, $15.95 for adults (accompanying daughter is free at both). Advance booking required.



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Cleared for Landing

A historic aircraft – a Stearman PT-17 biplane – recently arrived at Scottsdale Airport piloted by Mike Pfleger (left), a Scottsdale Honor Health emergency room physician and Commemorative Air Force pilot, and Steve Ziomek, a former U.S. Coast Guard rescue pilot, chairman of the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, and Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commissioner. The aircraft will serve as the centerpiece of the new Thunderbird Field II Plaza and Memorial at the new Scottsdale Airport Aviation Business Center, which is set to debut, along with the plane, next year.


Booze and Blooms

Cactus Flower Florists is celebrating 45 years by opening a boutique wine and craft beer store – Vines, Hops & Blooms – inside its Scottsdale retail shop. As the first and only local flower shop to sell alcohol and offer same-day delivery, Cactus Flower will offer Arizona wines and brews in addition to award-winning labels from around the world. Just like their floral counterparts, you can purchase wine and beer online, by phone or in person. Cactus Flower also is debuting a new line of gifts including canvas wine totes, charms and glasses. Cheers!


Lunchtime Loot

Come lunchtime, fill up on new $7 specials at Asian-American eatery Zen Culinary. In addition to regular menu items, each day – including weekends – will feature a select dish paired with the chef’s soup of the day or house salad for just seven bucks. The lineup? Chicken pad Thai (Monday and Saturday), chicken fried rice (Tuesday), chicken Thai basil (Wednesday), pork belly ramen (Thursday), a spicy tuna sushi roll (Friday), and a wok steak sandwich (Sunday).

Savory Sandwiches

There’s a new sandwich shop in town, and one with a cause at that. Even Stevens, a Utah-based eatery that donates a sandwich for every sandwich sold, has been rapidly expanding throughout Arizona. Here, dig into the likes of a gooey grilled cheese, a decadent torta, or banh mi done two ways (pork belly or mahi). The shop also offers salads, breakfast, Sunday brunch, bites under $5, and local craft beers. The new Scottsdale location, located in Old Town, has partnered with four local charities in its mission to give back.



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Tacos + Tequila

Available through June 16, Tommy Bahama is bringing back a new version of their “Tacos and Tequila” menu, with exotic eats that include a crispy pork belly taco with island slaw and a Kona Longboard beer cheesesteak taco. Pair your fare with a handcrafted margarita, including blood orange and mango habanero (both available year-round) and their newest (available until June 16) – the island anchorita margarita – which is spruced up with pineapple juice and ginger beer.

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3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza

4th of July Freedom Fest Weekend

July 3, 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July a day early in Cave Creek with festivities that will include live music, kids activities, and food and drink specials at three restaurants: Harold’s Corral, Roadhouse and The Buffalo Chip Saloon. Of course, the evening will commence with a spectacular fireworks display just after sunset. A free shuttle service will be available to transport attendees around town from 6 p.m. to midnight. Free.

June 30-July 4 Hosted by the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, the annual 4th of July Freedom Fest is an unforgettable celebratory weekend complete with vintage air shows, three concerts, parachute jumps, classic American cuisine, military tributes, and nightly fireworks shows. As one of the resort’s “Legacy Events,” Freedom Fest is open to the community and resort guests. Most festivities are free for overnight guests or those dining at the resort.

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Fabulous Phoenix 4th

July 4, 7-10 p.m. Grab the troops and head to the Phoenix Zoo for an all-American Fourth of July celebration. The fun will include free carousel rides, live music and entertainment, special animal encounters, a bounce house, an inflatable slide and a catered barbecue dinner (including some cool treats!). At 9 p.m., gather at the back of the zoo for a special view of the Tempe Town Lake fireworks show. Adults, $45; ages 3-12, $35; ages two and under, free.

GREAT EVENTS TO ATTEND! Plan Ahead for the Fourth of July

Scottsdale Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 6-10 p.m. One of the largest fireworks displays in the entire Southwest will take place at Steele Indian School Park. Fabulous Phoenix 4th is a family-friendly event that will also include local entertainment, a variety of vendors offering festival-style food and beverage, arts and crafts, and interactive exhibits in addition to plenty of youth programming. Free.

Tempe Town Lake Festival July 4, 5 p.m. Head to Tempe Beach Park to enjoy a festive evening of live entertainment by local musicians, a Family Fun Fest, and a food court with classic American fare. Guests are invited to bring blankets and lawns chairs to enjoy the Kiwanis Club of Tempe’s 66th Annual Fireworks Spectacular, which will launch from the Mill Avenue Bridge. Tickets are on sale through July 4 at all Fry’s locations.

July 4, 3–9:30 p.m. Thanks to the Scottsdale Independence Day Celebration, a patriotic wonderland held indoors at WestWorld of Scottsdale, you can enjoy all kinds of fun festivities without breaking a sweat. The massive air-conditioned space will house food, fun and entertainment for guests of all ages, including a stunt dog challenge, BMX shows, a kids zone, bull riding competitions, food and fireworks. $12.



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CULINARY COUNTDOWN DINING SERIES Through Sept. 14, The Phoenician The Phoenician is cooking up a savory summer with the third annual Culinary Countdown Dining Series. Options include J&G Steakhouse, featuring a three-course menu for $40; afternoon tea, with a three-course offering for $30 (Tuesdays-Fridays); and Relish Burger Bistro, presenting a two-course menu for $20. Don’t miss out on these extraordinary summer dishes! $20-$40. DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST June 2-July 2, Arizona Broadway Theatre The summer of Beauty and The Beast continues at the Arizona Broadway Theatre. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic that tells a triumphant love story. Times and prices vary. BITE NITE June 3, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Join the ALS Association Arizona Chapter to help raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The eighth annual Bite Nite will showcase signature dishes from top Valley chefs. Guests will enjoy signature tastes, cocktails, live entertainment, exclusive mystery boxes, and a silent and live auction. 6-10 p.m. Individual, $150; table of 10, $1,500.


Chicago & The Doobie Brothers June 11, Ak-Chin Pavilion The self-proclaimed “Rock ‘n’ Roll band with horns,” Chicago, produced hit after hit including If You Leave Me Now and Old Days, while The Doobie Brothers have sold more than a staggering 48 million albums, winning four Grammy Awards in the process. First touring together in 2010, these veteran bands are back in action together on one stage. 7:30 p.m. $18-$282+.



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CARS 3: ROAD TO THE RACES June 3-4, Desert Ridge Marketplace Five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen and his buddies are back! Get ready for Cars 3 (in theaters June 16) with the Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release of Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3. Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy Cruz Ramirez, and the sleek next-generation racer Jackson are driving into the Valley to celebrate with fans. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL & KEB’ MO’ BAND June 7, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Taj Mahal has been recording and performing his blend of blues for more than 50 years, winning multiple Grammy Awards and collaborating with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more. Keb’ Mo’, is a three-time Grammy Award winner who has collaborated with everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Jackson Browne and Buddy Guy. Catch these two legends on one stage as part of their national tour in support of their first album as a duo. 7:30 p.m. $85-$105. WINEMAKER DINNER June 8, Arizona Biltmore Enjoy the final event of the 27th season of Winemaker Dinners at the Arizona Biltmore. The dinner is an epicurean adventure series that combines innovative gourmet dining and acclaimed wines. In addition to the carefully paired menus, a representative from the featured winery, Rombauer Vineyards, will share tales of harvesting their celebrated wines. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. $120. AC2: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ANDERSON COOPER & ANDY COHEN June 9, Comerica Theatre Join Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The show will include Cohen interviewing Cooper, Cooper interrogating Cohen, and, finally, a Q&A with their inquisitive fans. 8 p.m. $58-$330+. NURSE OF THE YEAR June 9, The Phoenician Join the 14th annual Nurse of the Year Awards hosted by March of Dimes. This event recognizes outstanding nurses throughout Arizona, champions the profession of nursing, and raises awareness to support the mission of March of Dimes: to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. 10:30 a.m. Individual, $175; table sponsors, $1,500+. THE WIZARD OF OZ June 9-25, Herberger Theater Center Come relive the magic of Oz in this musical version of the classic tale. Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, live on a farm in Kansas until

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they are caught in a tornado and swept away to the magical land of Oz, where they make new friends, try to escape the Wicked Witch of the West, and, ultimately, try to get back home. Showtimes vary. $17-$35. 42ND ANNUAL MIGHTY MUD MANIA June 10, Chaparral Park Get ready to get muddy! Mighty Mud Mania offers muddy obstacles for people of all ages and ability levels. The event includes the original mud course, a mini mud course, a mud nursery, an extreme course, and an inflatable slide arena. There are also mud-free activities for those who prefer to stay clean. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted to benefit the Vista del Camino Food Bank. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY June 10, Four Seasons Scottsdale Every second Saturday of June, places around the world celebrate Global Wellness Day, and the Four Seasons Scottsdale is one such place. Health-centric activities will include a wellness bike ride, a Tai Chi class, morning yoga on the terrace, and special healthy menu items – think superfood-packed salads and power bowls – at Proof. As a precursor to the occasion, Talavera will offer a three-course menu of healthful dishes through June 14, with a portion of proceeds benefitting local nonprofit Joy Bus. Events are for both hotel guests and locals. Times and prices vary. MADE IN THE SHADE BEER TASTING FESTIVAL June 10, Pepsi Amphitheater, Flagstaff Head up north to cool down at the 25th annual Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival. The event, which is one of the longest-running beer festivals in the Southwest, will also include a beer judging competition, food and entertainment. Funds raised goes to the Sun Sounds Foundation, which allows print-disabled people to stay connected to their community. 1-5 p.m. $15-$90. ARIZONA BRIDAL SHOW June 11, Phoenix Convention Center Recently engaged? Head down the aisles of the Arizona Bridal Show, the biggest bridal show in Arizona. The show features more than 450 of the Valley’s top wedding experts all in one place. Start your wedding planning, from finding the perfect venue and photographer to organizing your dream honeymoon. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are two for one ($12) through June 10; day-of admission, $12 per person; VIP, $20. YOGA IN THE RAINFOREST June 13 and 27, Butterfly Wonderland Step out of the desert and into the rainforest with Yoga in the Rainforest. Practice the art of Zen surrounded by thousands of fluttering butterflies in this hour-long class that will guide you through a series of yoga poses to help you build strength and gain flexibility. Registration required; call 480.800.3000, ext. 210 to reserve. Check-in, 5:15 p.m.; class, 5:30 p.m. $20.

Tucson 23: A Mexican Food Festival June 17, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa Cool down a bit in southern Arizona (where temperatures are five to 10 degrees cooler) at the second annual Tucson 23, which celebrates Visit Tucson’s “best 23 miles of Mexican food in America.” The highest concentration of Tucson’s authentic Mexican restaurants (many of them family-owned) is found within a 23-mile area that includes the City of South Tucson, downtown and lower midtown. This fabulous foodie event will feature weekend staycation packages, culinary demos, food samplings from more than 25 restaurants, beer and tequila tastings, and live mariachi and norteño music. Tickets include drink and menu samplings. 6 p.m. $49.

NEW SUMMER SHORTS June 15-25, Theatre Artists Studio The annual summer festival of short plays penned by Theatre Artists Studio playwrights is back for its 10th year. Enjoy a series of 10-minute plays ranging from comedies to



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BACKYARD GAMES DAY June 17, WestWorld of Scottsdale Grab the family, and get ready to compete in the family-friendly Backyard Games Day. The indoor event will feature inflatables, bounce houses, a kids zone, yard games, dog adoptions, and the second annual Arizona State Cornhole Championships. There will also be vendors, food and drink retailers, and live music. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $10; ages 12 and under, free. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN: WES RINGEL, SCOTT DUNLAP AND AZ DUELING PIANOS June 23, Desert Botanical Garden Enjoy a fun-filled evening of dueling pianos played by two of the Southwest’s most dynamic musical entertainers – Wes Ringel and Scott Dunlap – who will take audience requests from Sinatra to The Beatles to Katy Perry. Gertrude’s will offer a special menu in conjunction with the performance, including grilled chicken fajitas with creative accoutrements. Doors, 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT June 23, Gila River Arena Queen + Adam Lambert is a collaboration between the active members of the British band Queen and American vocalist Adam Lambert. This is the first long-term collaboration with Queen since their initial retirement, and as a former finalist of American Idol, Lambert was invited to be their front man. Come see this collaboration live in a one-of-a-kind show. 8 p.m. $44-$450+. LASERS AND LIQUOR NIGHTS: SUMMER SCARIES June 30, Arizona Science Center Listen to music while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show at the Dorrance Planetarium. The 8 p.m. show, dubbed Fright Night, will feature music from Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd and more, while the second show will feature music solely from Metallica. Enhance your experience and come early – beer, cocktails, snacks and other refreshments will be available 45 minutes prior to the first show. Doors, 6 p.m.; shows, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10. 2017 WINE DINNER SERIES July 3, Kai at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Arizona’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurant, Kai will host the final event of their annual wine dinner series in partnership with Dos Cabezas WineWorks of Sonoita, Arizona. Each guest is invited to a private reception with hors d’oeuvres, followed by the dinner and a spectacular viewing of the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass fireworks show from Kai’s private patio. Hors d’oeuvres reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. $185.



The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual soiree honors those who have raised funds for cancer BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ


or the past five years, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Arizona Chapter has hosted the Man & Woman of the Year campaign, a spirited 10-week fundraising competition among a select group of individuals in the community focused on raising money in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors. This year’s candidates – from cancer survivors themselves to medical professionals to local celebrities – are among the most impressive yet. Read about some of them here. Mark Asher: An Arizona native and former sports radio talk show host who, today, serves as a member of the leadership team at Southwest Wealth Strategies and co-hosts Money Radio’s Business for Breakfast morning show. Jeff Burg: Founding director of the Phoenix 20-30 Aspiring Youth Fund, chairman of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board for the City of Scottsdale, and divisional vice president at AIG. Veronica Penzone: Owner of BBV Salon in Scottsdale and a nationally recognized expert on beauty, fashion and cosmetology. Kevin Patterson: Director of leadership development at Banner Health and a three-time survivor of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Mark Pietramale: A realtor with DPR Realty and an acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivor. Carissa Rose: A multi-unit franchisee with the Culver’s brand and member of the Culver’s Franchise Advisory Board.

If You Go… What: LLS Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala When: June 10, 5:30 p.m. Where: Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale Tickets: Individual, $250; tables, $2,500+ Information:



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Allison Rosenthal, D.O.: A hematologist at Mayo Clinic Arizona with a focus on treating lymphoma as well as a survivor of acute promyelocytic leukemia. Vershalee Shukla, M.S.: A radiation oncologist and three-time Phoenix Magazine top doctor honoree. Christian Vera: Host of ABC’s Right This Minute and founding member of Blacklist Moto, a motorcycle collective. Kirti Dwivedi: Owner of Diya Marketing, community supporter, and cocktail enthusiast who blogs at Boozin’ with the Brown Girl. The culmination of the campaign is the Man & Woman of the Year Gala, a black-tie event where the top local fundraisers are crowned, some even taking home national honors. During the event, where more than 1,000 guests are expected this year, the primary goal is to raise $1 million, a substantial increase from last year’s impressive $667,000 raised. Of course, with a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, music, dancing and a luxe sit-down dinner, the event also promises to be among one of the biggest and best of the entire month. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

out Dragoon Brewing Company – Tucson Though founder Bruce Greene brewed his first batch of beer in his kitchen in the mid1990s, it wasn’t until he brought on his son, Eric – who graduated from the Beer Judge Certification Program and studied at the American Brewer’s Guild – that Dragoon became a reality. In 2012, the Greenes, along with fellow homebrewer Tristan White, founded Dragoon, a self-distributing, draftonly brewery featuring just two beers. Within five years, Dragoon has grown to 30 different beer varieties, and its IPA is a recent recipient of Food & Wine magazine’s “best IPAs in America.” 1859 W. Grant Road, Tucson; 520.329.3606;


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eer in Arizona is now a $1 billion industry, with more than 100 breweries statewide, and many popping up in just the past five years. Beyond the local favorites, there are some amazingly innovative beer makers in Arizona to consider visiting. And if you can’t get to them in person, each brewery has several options available at Total Wine & More and BevMo! as well as select restaurants across the Valley including Gino’s East, Southern Rail, Salty Sow, Taco Guild, Market Street Kitchen, Tommy Bahama and Carlos O’Brien’s, among others.

Mother Road Brewing Co. – Flagstaff The “Mother Road” was the moniker given to U.S. Highway 66 by Grapes of Wrath author John Steinbeck, as he shared the fictional story of a family who traveled the road in hopes of finding new beginnings. Mother Road Brewing Co. now resides along a portion of this storied road in Flagstaff, standing in homage to the lost highway as well as a symbol of owners Michael and Alissa Marquess’ journey to find their new beginning in the world of craft beer. Their recent success propelled them to open an 8,000-square-foot tasting room in mid-2016, and they expect to produce more than 20,000 barrels this year. 7 S. Mikes Pike St., Flagstaff; 928.774.9139; Oak Creek Brewery – Sedona The Kraus family, who learned how to brew beer in Germany, came to Sedona in 1993 with one dream: to open the area’s first-ever brewery. Opened in 1995, Oak Creek is not only the first brewery in the area, but also Sedona’s only microbrewery. The brewery has garnered national acclaim since 2001, when its amber ale was awarded the Silver Medal by the North American Brewers’ Association, and its nut brown is among Arizonans’ favorite local brews. With the Red Rock mountains as a backdrop, the brewhouse is a top tourist destination for visitors from across the globe as well. 2050 Yavapai Drive, Sedona; 928.204.1300; Prescott Brewing Company – Prescott As the oldest continuously running brewery in Arizona, Prescott Brewing Company was founded in 1994 and has made a name for itself across the globe, garnering 32 national and international medals and awards for excellence in brewing, including at the North American Brewers Association National Competition, the Great American Beer Festival and the International World Beer Cup. In 2011, the brewery built a new off-site production plant to keep up with consumer demand, and then expanded again in 2015 to offer a slew of new canned beer options across the region. 130 W. Gurley St., Prescott; 928.771.2795;



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out Bondurant Racing School Bondurant’s menu of High Performance Driving courses enables the everyday driver to hone and sharpen their road skills. Its signature High Performance Driving course, for which gift certificates are available, combines advanced street-driving skills with car-control techniques refined through years on the racetrack. Behind the wheel of a 485-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT 392, guests will cover autocross, slalom, and accident avoidance, along with plenty of track time on the 1.6-mile Bondurant Road Course.

MENTERTAINMENT Fun for the boys



ooking to score big with your dad this Father’s Day? Or maybe you’d like to plan a date with your guy in mind. Try one of these guy-tested and dad-approved attractions for a different kind of fun – with a side of thrill.

iFLY With iFLY, people can experience the sensation of skydiving in a safe, comfortable and fun environment – without having to jump out of an airplane. The indoor skydiving facility is a marvel of engineering that replicates the sensation of freefall, creating conditions that allow people to fly on a smooth cushion of air. With the help of iFLY-certified flight instructors, you can learn to fly, control your body in the air and experience true human flight. To prepare for the flight experience, you’ll complete a training class guided by one of iFLY’s flight and safety instructors. All flight packages include training, flight gear and flight time with a certified instructor. Octane Raceway At Octane Raceway, you can man electric karts that reach speeds of up to 45 mph on an indoor-outdoor track. When you’re not racing, there’s a full-service bar and grill, an arcade, mini bowling, and an outdoor patio with lawn games. A bonus: Brand-new this year is a virtual reality gaming arena called Velocity VR, which is the first free-roam, multi-player virtual reality arena to open in the Western U.S. The permanent attraction has no physical walls or obstacles within the play area, meaning players have complete maneuverability to walk, explore and fight their way through virtual terrains. Topgolf At Topgolf, the driving range meets darts meets the best indoor-outdoor bar in town. And while the technology is top secret, Topgolf itself is very easy to understand, and there’s no pencil and paper needed to keep score in this game! From each climatecontrolled bay, you hit a golf ball containing a personalized microchip into one of 11 targets ranging from 20 to 240 yards away. The targets have readers that detect the microchip in your golf ball, then the reader computes your score based on the accuracy and distance of the shot, sending the score to your bay screen. Each bay also has its own server, offering up an impressive beer, wine and cocktail list as well as elevated gastropub fare.



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ince 2015, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West has displayed a unique blend of history, art, educational programs, and cultural events. The Smithsonian affiliate museum has been named the 2016 and 2017 “Best Western Museum” by True West magazine, and this summer, it will feature exhibitions fit for a cowboy, including Western film posters, Grand Canyon portrayals and John Coleman’s bronze sculptures.

A WILD WEST EXPERIENCE Three stunning exhibitions debut at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West BY OFELIA MONTELONGO

Grandeur exhibition, which will feature more than 50 portrayals of the Grand Canyon from the 1850s to the 1930s. Some of the highlighted artists will include Thomas Moran, Eanger Irving Couse, Gustave Baumann and Gunnar Widforss. The repertoire will comprise oil paintings, watercolors and prints in impressionism, naturalism and abstraction styles. The exhibition will run June 6 through Dec. 31.

Bronze Works

Focus on Film

Of Spirit and Flame: John Coleman Bronzes from the Collection of Frankie and Howard Alper will highlight Arizona-based sculptor and painter John Coleman. Considered one of the nation’s most renowned contemporary artists, Coleman was devoted to telling stories about Native American culture through his sculptures and paintings. Coleman has been expressing his passion for American mythology through artwork for the last 50 years. “Each piece tells a story written by my hands,” he says, noting that his works are rich in metaphors. “The metaphor is more powerful than the reality. The mythological tale is romantic, whereas the reality doesn’t resonate immediately.” This ongoing exhibition will open June 6, featuring a selection of more than 20 bronze sculptures that will be incorporated to the museum. Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale; 480.686.9539;

Valued at more than $6 million, with over 5,000 film posters, lobby cards and 1800s memorabilia, the Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History was acquired by the museum and Arizona State University in November 2016. Some of the posters in the collection are from movies produced in nitrate film, and the posters are the only record of the films’ existence. Curated from the world’s largest —and most historically important and inclusive — collection of Western film graphic arts, the exhibit will debut June 20. The featured original film posters will include the 1939 John Ford film Stagecoach, the 1931 Wesley Ruggles film Cimarron and the film Life and Adventures of Buffalo Bill. The exhibit will be on view through Sept. 30, 2018.

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Pinhole Surgical Technique® The painless fix for receding gums... in about an hour! 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 for the Pinhole Surgical Technique®. 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.



Here’s what you need to know: • If the recession is less than 2mm, typically your dentist should closely monitor the tooth. BUT if the tooth is sensitive, un-esthetic, or the root structure is starting to wear away we can quickly and painlessly reposition the receded gum tissue to re-cover the exposed root surface with Pinhole Surgical Technique®. • If the recession is 2mm or more, the supporting bone for the tooth is already resorbing away, and corrective measures should be taken as soon as possible. Continued bone loss can lead to eventual tooth loss. Keeping “small problems small” is a philosophy of ours to maintain optimal overall health of your mouth and body. • Once bone loss occurs, it is impossible to re-grow, and as the gingival tissue recedes, both the supporting hard (bone) and soft (gingival) tissues are being lost that are vital to your Periodontal Health. Pinhole Surgical Technique® is a simple, quick, and effective treatment option for solving gingival recession problems. Dr Svans has been treating gingival recession using Pinhole Surgical Technique® since 2014 and has appeared on Channels 3 and 15 as an expert guest for Pinhole Surgical Technique®. He has treated over 1,000 teeth with this procedure, and is highly experienced in both the procedure, its outcome, and helping you maintain optimal gingival health by controlling the factors that lead to Gingival Recession in the first place.

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VO is a true homage to owner Nick Neuman’s memories of visiting his mother’s family in Italy. As such, every element of the menu, including the cocktails, ties back to the central and northern regions of Italy, from cioppino and tagliatelle to ragu and – its Bronze Boar? “The Bronze Boar ($12) is inspired by the Rob Roy cocktail [the scotchbased cousin of the Manhattan], but true to Nick’s vision, we use Italian-based elements and our own little twists,” says Jake Russell, EVO’s bar manager. “The name itself is in part a tribute to the wild boar that roam Tuscany and in part for our base spirit, Pig’s Nose Scotch Whisky.” According to Russell, this spirit is “as smooth as a pig’s nose” and far more approachable than some of the grainer options on the market. “We use a mixing glass to build the drink, adding Casa Martelletti Sweet Vermouth and Luxardo Sangue Morlacco – a cherry liqueur – to the whisky base.” “Before stirring, we add Angostura Bitters so it truly has a hint of each of the five basic flavors our taste buds crave: sweet, salty, bitter, sour and savory.” While building the cocktail, Russell rinses an Old-Fashioned glass in absinthe and lets a handmade ice cube mold itself to the glass, eventually removing the excess water before pouring in the liquid. The drink is finished by expressing an orange peel on top to glean its fragrant oil. EVO, 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.265.9814;



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THE GIFT OF A GETAWAY Set your sights on a luxury fly fishing experience in New Mexico BY CHELSEA YOUNG


here’s nothing quite like the gift of adventure, especially for the man – and outdoor enthusiast – in your life. This summer, the Brazos River Lodge (in Brazos, New Mexico) is launching a new, all-inclusive fly fishing getaway package for groups of up to six guests. As one of New Mexico’s most exclusive luxury fishing and hunting ranches, Brazos River Lodge is located within the Carson National Forest and Cruces Basin Wilderness, just eight miles south of the Colorado border. This private Southwestern hideaway delivers the ultimate outdoorsman’s experience while retaining a luxury feel at the upscale mountain lodge. Days are spent among the nearly 5,000 acres of uninhabited wilderness (of which guests have private access), filled with wildflower-rich meadows; a four-mile stretch of the legendary Brazos River; a resident elk herd; two lakes; and forests of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, blue

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allure The Bearded Bastard Woodsman Beard Balm Flyaway whiskers are not welcome here! A well-manicured beard symbolizes sophistication and style, and with this balm at your disposal, you’ll be ahead of the game. It consists all of the nourishing oils found in beard oil (think argan, safflower, coconut and more!), in addition to additives such as natural beeswax, cocoa butter and lanolin to provide longer-lasting control. Not only will this product cause major beard envy, but it will also repel dandruff in the process. $24 at V’s Barbershop, 480.991.2300.

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et’s face it, growing a beard has become the “it” men’s trend in recent years. Those who are truly dedicated to the facial craft know that the key to a well-kept and stylish beard is daily grooming and conditioning. Whether you already have fully grown facial hair or you’re setting out on a journey to advance past the stubbly five o’clock shadow, these manly essentials will brighten your beard care experience. Learn some new grooming secrets, or upgrade your drawer of beard maintenance products with these crucially chic (yet still very macho) creations.

Tom Ford Beard Comb Behind every great beard is a thorough comb. Handcrafted in Switzerland, this mane tamer leaves no hairs behind, working diligently to ensure a polished beard while lessening damage and irritation to facial hair. Partnered with oil, it should be used to evenly distribute products on the entire beard, softening and detangling each strand, allowing for a gentler grooming experience. This easy-glide comb is manufactured for durability and sized for portability, making it simple to travel in style. $35 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil Beard oil is truly the trick of the trade for achieving that heroic facial hair. Orchestrated with an earthy blend of sandalwood, cedarwood and eucalyptus essential oils, this grooming oil provides a crisp, aromatic experience. The chief ingredient is pracaxi oil, which soothes the skin and softens your hair, bringing life back to your beard. For extra oomph, pair with a balm to seal in the oil, making the hair more comfortable and touchable. Keep your scruff looking sharp and rid yourself of that dreaded itch! $27 at Kiehl’s, 480.994.1039. Molton Brown Moisture-rich Aloe & Karité Ultrabar You should wash your beard like you wash your body – and lucky for you, the Ultrabar does both! This versatile soap bar cleans the face and beard while providing a generous lather for the ultimate close shave. With a woodsy scent, the soap is packed with karité butter and aloe vera to aid in soothing and conditioning the skin. Tackle your skin care and facial hair woes, washing away the grit, grime and grease on your mug. $22 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Acqua Di Parma Shaving Cream Jar This old-school Italian, ultra-luxe shaving cream has made its way to America’s musthave lists as a classic cream that combines the heritage of artisan craftsmanship with the mastered skill set of Italian barbers. When mixed with hot water and a shaving brush, this cushiony complex transitions into a deluxe and slick foam that lathers ever so perfectly onto your skin. With hyaluronic acid and eudermic oils as the main components, dryness and irritation will be a thing of the past. $80 at Saks Fifth Avenue.



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A PIECE OF PARADISE holds more than 160 bottles. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence includes a master retreat that exudes luxury. It’s finished with stone and wood accents, a large sitting room, a three-room closet and two water closets. On the main level, you’ll also find a home theater with custom sound-proof suede walls, a den/office and an en suite bedroom. A graceful iron staircase leads up wood- and tile-accented risers to a library sitting area with a built-in bookcase and bar. Also upstairs, two en suite bedrooms feature balconies with picturesque views of the golf course and mountains, as well as builtin entertainment walls and walk-in closets. The stunning backyard has scenic views and an incredible layout for entertaining, featuring four gas fire features, a swim-up pool, a spa and a covered ramada with a full outdoor kitchen. 10284 E. Mountain Spring Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Listed for $2,995,000 with Allan MacDonald, The MacDonald Team/Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty; 480.220.9724;


ith unobstructed views of the Silverleaf golf course and the McDowell Mountains, distinctive refinement and attention to detail brand this custom 7,051-square-foot home, which backs onto the 10th fairway. Upon arrival, you’re greeted with expansive front outdoor living, including a well-manicured courtyard and a covered patio with a fireplace. Inside, you’ll find custom finishes that cultivate character and elegance throughout, including wood and iron ceilings, rich beams, distinguished stone/ brick accents and Venetian plaster. A great room extends to the kitchen and breakfast area, and a wall of accordion glass doors opens to the outdoor living spaces. Exceptional finishes are evident throughout the kitchen, including travertine wood inlay flooring, stamped leather, stone countertops and sink, chiseled granite countertops and sink, and Viking and Wolf appliances. Elegantly entertain in the formal dining room, which is accessible to the front outdoor living areas, with wood flooring, a beamed ceiling, stamped leather countertops, a full wet bar and a wine fridge that SO SCOTTSDALE! |


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Get your kicks at four raceways with exclusive up-close experiences BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM


t’s time to recharge those batteries and get away. There’s something about the racing world that holds a unique fascination. While NASCAR might have its origins in the Prohibition era with moonshiners outrunning the law, today it is more about technology. Now that some of the best speedways in the country give you a chance to take your own turn behind the wheel, there’s no excuse not to get your own high-speed fix.

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Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida, is a great place to fill your need for speed. Daytona traces its racing history back to the early 1900s when some of the racing legends began revving their engines and hitting the sand down the picturesque white beaches. Today, you can enjoy racing at Daytona International Speedway, home of the world-famous Daytona 500. Even SO SCOTTSDALE! |


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when there’s not a NASCAR race in town, there’s plenty to keep you busy, starting with a VIP tour. On this, you’ll experience the dizzying 31-degree banks of the track, snap a photo in Gatorade Victory Lane, and finish it off with a visit to the refurbished Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. For an exclusive, behind-the-wheel


whip around the track. Also available are narrated 60- and 90-minute tours of the speedway, complete with photos at Victory Podium and a visit to Gasoline Alley. As an added bonus, be sure to visit the Dallara IndyCar Factory, where you can go behind the scenes to see how IndyCars are made, sit behind the wheel of an IndyCar in a racing simulator, or take to the streets in one of the street-legal twoseaters.

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encounter, book the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Options include a drive-along or go for the Experience of a Lifetime, offering three eight-lap driving segments with a chance to take the wheel and get on the track, complete with feedback from a pit road instructor and on-track driving instruction. There are Richard Petty Driving Experiences at several racetracks around the country, including those listed below.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Perhaps the most famous of the racing greats, the Indianapolis 500 takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or The Brickyard, every May in front of

300,000 roaring spectators, making it the world’s largest single-day sporting event. In fact, the speedway – dubbed The Racing Capital of the World – is so large that you could fit Vatican City, the Colosseum, the Wimbledon campus, Rose Bowl Stadium, Yankee Stadium and the Kentucky Derby racetrack inside it! How memorable would it be to find yourself in Indy where, for more than a century, crowds have heard the famous words, “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines?” Even if you aren’t in Indy for a race, take the Indy Racing Experience driving program and learn what it’s like to drive a Verizon IndyCar Series vehicle as a passenger, feeling the G-force as you JUNE 2017 |



Charlotte Motor Speedway is located 45 minutes north of the city in Concord, North Carolina, or Speed City USA. Built in 1960, the speedway hosts NASCAR races every May and October. Throughout the summer months, the 140,000-seat facility presents the Summer Shootout series featuring Legend Car, Bandolero, and Thunder Roadster racing. The oval isn’t the only thing at Charlotte, though. The zMAX Dragway is the world’s only four-lane, all-concrete drag strip while The Dirt Track – made of clay – is used for off-roading events, including the Monster Truck series. There are a variety of tours at Charlotte Motor Speedway. During race week, opt for the Laps and Taps Tour, which features laps around the speedway and behind-thescenes tours of local breweries. The speedway and surrounding Cabarrus County is home to some of the top NASCAR race shops, including the famous Hendrick Motorsports (, which includes drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson. Visits to the shops are a must-do while in Cabarrus County.

Kansas Speedway The Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, is a 1.5-mile track with 17- to 20-degree turns. There is also a new six-turn road course that twists through the infield, which hosts Grand-Am road racing teams. See the races in luxury by reserving a VIP suite with panoramic views of the entire track. Each suite includes guided prerace garage and pit tours, preferred parking, and closed-circuit television coverage of the race.


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hough Western influences abound in the Valley, it’s been a long time since pistols have been drawn on a dusty trail outside the saloon. The focus is geared more toward Southwest sophistication, with the area’s high-class luxury resorts and five-star dining. But make no mistake, the Old West is alive and thriving. While you’ll find no shortage of Bentleys, Porsches and Ferraris around town, at the Arabian Horse Show – hosted at WestWorld of Scottsdale earlier this year – the lots were overflowing with heavy-duty trucks. Sumo-sized pickups pulled enormous trailers, looming over mere sedans and sports cars and competing for bragging rights for the biggest, strongest and most capable.



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While Chevrolet, Ram and GMC all offer three-quarter and one-ton pickup trucks, the Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch is the 900-pound gorilla of the bunch. It’s been completely redesigned for 2017 with an all-new aluminum body structure and is available in 44 configurations – including two- or four-wheel drive, single or dual rear wheels, and a wide choice of cabs, bed sizes, trim levels and engine choices. Ford certainly has the market covered, owning the title of bestselling truck for 38 straight years. I drove the top-of-the-line Super Duty King Ranch, powered by a 6.7-liter diesel with 440 horsepower and an unholy 925 pound-feet of torque. The towing capacity of 15,000 pounds is easily enough to tow the largest horse trailer. Inside, the King Ranch is luxurious enough to make Bentley owners jealous. Trimmed in rich, embossed Mesa leather, the saddlery is beyond comfortable. But most impressive are driver-aid enhancements that differentiate the Super Duty from its competitors. Those include 360-degree cameras that give a top-down view and reverse guidance for trailer connecting. A blind-spot information system with a trailer tow provides up to 33 feet of visibility to monitor areas that otherwise may not be visible to the driver. Overall, there is little to dislike about the Super Duty. Perhaps the biggest plus is the absolute fun of driving such a large, capable, luxurious, wickedly gorgeous truck — and the fact that I got to pretend I was a wealthy cowboy for a week, driving a luxury truck in the “West’s Most Western Town.”

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notMYkid Fundraiser BY BEN ARNOLD

The theme for this year’s notMYkid Fundraiser was Come Fly With Me, and appropriately hosted at Scottsdale Hangar One. The evening included cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction, plus a special musical guest – Sal Valentinetti, an America’s Got Talent finalist. Proceeds benefitted notMYkid’s programs. Korbi McDonald and Lauren Charpio

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Duet Cabaret BY BEN ARNOLD

More than 350 people gathered at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia to raise funds for Duet: Partners In Health & Aging at the 36th annual Duet Cabaret. The organization’s premier fundraiser included dining, dancing and an auction with entertainment by the Swingtips. This year’s event brought in more than $115,000. Tonya Gabriel and Brittnay Avent


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Stella Artois Derby DayClub BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

The Stella Artois Derby DayClub is the biggest Kentucky Derby Party in Arizona and the only one with live racing. Guests placed their bets on-site for the Derby, which was broadcast live at the event, and enjoyed food and libations. New this year was a Hefeweizen Beer Garden, where guests sampled wheat and craft beers.

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Dinner on the Desert BY ELIZABETH BARRY

This annual event held at Desert Botanical Garden was chaired by Rebecca Ailes-Fine. Guests enjoyed sunset cocktails, a gourmet dinner, music and dancing under the stars. An auction included distinctive plants, pots, garden art and unique experiences.

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Attendees rocked their boldest and brightest future-chic attire to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual SMoCA Mix fundraiser. This year’s event offered guests an evening of interactive technology and media with an artistic perspective from various artists. The evening also honored Valley philanthropist Dorothy Lincoln-Smith, and funds raised benefitted SMoCA and its programs.

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Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery hosted this first annual gala, serving as one of the ways in which Dr. Tamir and Dr. Ali give back to the community through The Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery Foundation. The black-tie event was held at the Arizona Biltmore and included live music, cocktails, dancing, raffles, door prizes and a dessert bar. All money raised was donated to six charitable organizations.

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Lady in Red, $12 This specialty martini is made with Palos Alto Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, lime juice and grenadine. Just like its namesake – a lady in red – it’s extremely hot and spicy in the best way possible. Info: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; 480.905.7979;


The Grampy Smith, $12 A smoky take on an already serious cocktail, the Grampy Smith is an Old-Fashioned, but it uses Crown Royal’s hugely popular Regal Apple Whisky, house-smoked maple syrup and cherry bitters. Info: CopperWynd Resort, 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills; 480.333.1880;


The Alamo, $10 You’ll have no trouble remembering this Alamo, a drier take on the Manhattan with Garrison Brothers Whiskey, port wine, dry vermouth and orange bitters. Surprisingly, the port wine doesn’t overpower or oversweeten the drink one bit – a welcome, clever addition. Info: 10637 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 480.483.0009;

DUDE DRINKS New twists on your fella’s favorites




3 Bitter Manhattan, $12 A slight twist, but one that makes all the difference in flavor, this Manhattan is made with traditional ingredients, save for the bar’s housemade Dropout Bitter Trio, a sweet and strong bitters. Info: 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.1709;

enues across the Valley are taking many of men’s most beloved classic cocktails – think a Manhattan, an OldFashioned or a martini – and giving them a twist for today. This month, treat your man to one of these creative concoctions.



44 Manhattan, $18 This combination is one of sophistication, featuring Knob Creek Single Barrel whiskey, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Licor 43, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters. Stirred in a martini shaker with ice, the concoction is then served on the rocks with a Luxardo cherry garnish. Info: 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.272.7271;

Crimson Rye, $13 This tasty twist features George Dickel Rye Whisky, a Tennessee variation finished in a chilled charcoal-mellowed style, which creates an ultra-smooth finish. This is stirred with Langleys Gin, Lillet Rose, lemon and molasses bitters, then strained into a coupe glass. A star anise pod crowns the cocktail. Info: 5455 E. High St., Phoenix; 480.347.1313;



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Smoked Manhattan, $10 Easily one of the coolest takes on a Manhattan, expect a bourbon-soaked oak flavor and lots of smokiness. And we mean that literally – the glass is smoked to bring out the nose and flavors, not to mention give guests a show. Info: 5450 E. High St., Phoenix; 480.939.2668;


That’ll Leave a Mark, $10 Think of this cocktail as a whisky sour with Spanish flair. Made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Licor 43 – a Spanish liquor made with 43 herbs and spices– and a touch of lemon juice and peach puree, this cocktail has a generous depth of flavor, and, as the name promises, will be hard to forget. Info: 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.946.4171;

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream … and cookies … and brownies … and donuts. Founded by two best friends with a sweet tooth, The Baked Bear is all about mixing, matching and munching on custom ice cream sandwiches. They boast more than a dozen flavors of original-recipe ice creams – including salted caramel fudge and birthday cake – as well as traditional and gluten-free homemade cookies and other baked goods. A bonus: The sandwiches (starting at $5) can be rolled through toppings like sprinkles or Fruity Pebbles, so the flavor combos are endless. The Baked Bear, 7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.998.1945; JUNE 2017 |



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Let someone else do the grilling with these 12 indulgences



here is nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a big, juicy burger. From Angus beef to wagyu to ahi – not to mention those topped with everything from gooey cheese to fried eggs and onion rings – the varieties of between-bun eats are many. Here are 12 of our local favorites so you can sit back, relax and keep your cool, instead of manning the grill.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse

Breakfast Burger, $10 Available on the brunch menu, this handcrafted beef patty is topped with a fried egg, white cheddar and avocado aioli. Info: 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale; 480.945.4200;

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

California Burger, $11 This fan-favorite is made with Arizonaraised and 100 percent grass-fed ground beef, topped with avocado, Swiss cheese, sprouts, pickled red onions, herb aioli and crispy sweet potato strings. Info: 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.494.2008;

Hefe Haburguesa, $12 The Burger Battle’s award-winning Mexicaninspired burger features Angus beef, grilled peppers and onions, jalapeno marmalade, Oaxaca cheese and chipotle mayo. Info: 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale; 480.945.6200;

Pastrami Burger, $15 A hand-formed half-pound burger is loaded with sliced pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and coleslaw. Info: Multiple Scottsdale locations;

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar Ahi Tuna Burger, $12.50 A contemporary take, this burger features a sushi-grade tuna patty crowned with sprouts, nori chips, teriyaki, honey wasabi and pickled ginger. Info: 11055 N. Scottsdale Road,

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Scottsdale; 480.348.2337;

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill Louie’s Hophead Burger, $7 At a steal on the happy hour menu only, a half-pound wagyu patty is topped with candied bacon, lettuce, tomato and a flavorful blue cheese-IPA beer sauce. Info: 9397 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.767.5464;

Lush Burger The Roadhouse, $15 A half-pound of premium Angus beef is amped up with toasted garlic mayo, caramelized yellow onions, housemade onion strings, and Wisconsin gruyere cheese. Info: 18251 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.686.8908;

Relish Burger Bistro at The Phoenician The Roundup, $28 Can you handle it? A housemade brioche

bun is piled very high with grilled wagyu, glazed short ribs, onion rings, a fried yard egg and blue cheese coleslaw. Info: 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.423.2530;

RnR Bacon Brussels Burger, $16 This past winner of Burger Battle is made with an eight-ounce beef patty, melted Jarlsberg cheese, a spread of onion jam, thick cuts of Applewood smoked bacon, and fried Brussels sprouts – then drizzled with a raspberry demi-glace and finished with a salted pretzel bun. Info: 3737 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.3353;

The District Faithfully, $12 The classic cheeseburger gets a twist using Angus beef and arugula with traditional toppers of red onion, tomato, pickles, ketchup, mustard and tantalizingly JUNE 2017 |



melted aged cheddar, all on a French bun. Info: 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale; 480.664.0356;

Thirsty Lion Tavern Burger, $13.95 As a Thirsty Lion signature item, this bad boy is made with crispy pepper bacon, melted cheddar, beer-battered onion rings, and topped with pickles and a savory sauce. Info: 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.7292;

Zinburger Bruce Lee, $11.50 Like its namesake, the flavors of this burger pack a punch! This Burger Battle champ is comprised of an Angus beef patty layered with Asian barbecue sauce, rice wine vinaigrette, Sriracha mayo, avocado, jalapeno and Napa cabbage slaw. Info: 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.285.0690;

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Take your chances at an all-new pool hall lounge BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ | PHOTOS BY JAMES PATRICK


cottsdale is no stranger to pool parties, but never one quite like this. Opened earlier this spring in Old Town next to Brat House, Rack Scottsdale is the city’s only true pool hall lounge, complete with billiards, a full kitchen, a jukebox and a bar. “If you think about the Old Town scene, there are already so many clubs, restaurants and bars. I wanted this to be something very different, a concept that has stood the test of time, and with the right tweaks for the local crowd, would be a home run for the area,” says owner Ed Archuleta, a 25-year veteran of the bar and hotel industries, including work at Pointe South Mountain, The Phoenician and Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. At 5,000 square feet, the space itself boasts four indoor pool tables as well as one outside on the 1,800-square-foot patio, each made of chrome and customdesigned in sleek blue versus the traditional (and outdated) green felt.

“Beyond the tables themselves, those expecting to walk into a smoky, dark pool hall will be pleasantly surprised,” says Archuleta, who outfitted the space with LED lighting and custom booths and patio seating, which give the lounge a far more welcoming vibe than stereotypical pool hall. Another pleasant surprise? The food and drink menus. Thanks to a full kitchen, the venue has both bar-themed favorites ranging from buffalo wings, made-to-order burgers and beer-battered onion rings to specialties of the house including a chicken Parmesan sandwich with homemade marinara sauce. “Behind the bar, we, of course, offer beer, wine and spirits,” Archuleta says. “But we really wanted to focus on developing some signature cocktails beyond the standard options.” As such, Rack Scottsdale offers as many as six different types of signature mules on any given night, including: SO SCOTTSDALE! |


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• The Polish Mule ($12): Cock’n Bull ginger beer, Bitter Truth Orange Flower Water and Belvedere Vodka combined with simple syrup and fresh lime juice. • The Deep Eddy Mule ($10): Cock’n Bull ginger beer and fresh lime juice mixed with the guest’s choice of any Deep Eddy Vodka – straight, peach, lemon, cranberry, orange or ruby red. Rack Scottsdale, which is open from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day with a weekday happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., invites larger parties to make reservations for tables in advance, but if just stopping by to play a pick-up game, watch sports on one of the many high-definition TVs, or meet a few friends for a drink, no reservations are required. Archuleta also notes that beginning this summer, they’ll host amateur tournaments and nine-ball competitions. Rack Scottsdale, 3636 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.476.1035;

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