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up close “All of us involved in the creative process bring something of our own perspective,” explains Bollinger. “I have a unique perspective because of the closeknit tribal view of the world that sees humans as part of the earth, not separate from it.” That balance between human and earth is part of everything Bollinger now creates.

Looking for a place to fit in Bollinger never quite fit in growing up in North Dakota, but when his father was named superintendent of the Phoenix Indian School and moved the family to Phoenix, the teenage Bollinger realized he didn’t fit into life in Central Phoenix, either. The sophomore attended Central High School. “It was a bit of a culture shock,” says Bollinger. “When you grew up like Tom Sawyer, orienting yourself to the sun, moon and stars like I did, living in an urban area was difficult.” Bollinger, who now lives in Scottsdale, says it was a challenge just to learn a new culture. He gives an example of how Anglos speak to each other and show respect compared to Native Americans. “In Anglo culture, you are taught to look people in the eye,” he explains. “In Native culture, it is just the opposite. You show respect by looking away.”

Soon after graduating from high school, Bollinger headed back to North Dakota and his parents’ alma mater, Dickinson State University. Little did he know that taking an art class his first year would dramatically change his life.

Discovering art Bollinger informed his parents, after he completed his first art class, that he wanted to change his major from business to art. His parents “strongly encouraged” him to stick with a business degree. Bollinger finished college with a B.A. in business administration and a B.F.A. in sculpture. But, college had introduced him to a new world. “As a child, I wasn’t aware that there were museums and art galleries,” he explains. “Traveling to Minneapolis would have been like going to Paris or the moon or Mars,” he laughs. But all that changed in college. “We took field trips to Chicago and Minnesota, and it opened my eyes. I realized people actually made a living from art.” Bollinger fell in love with sculpture and creating art with his hands. “Sculpture used to be considered the highest form of art,” he says. Today, he continues to hold that connection to his work close. “The artist’s hands, manipulation of form, and materials, are still important [despite all the technological advances],” says Bollinger. He has dedicated his life to not only creating art, but also to sharing his passion with others.

An artistic life Bollinger’s work has been included in shows around the world, such as flanking the entry to the International Concept Art Fair/Sea Fair in Miami Port, Fla. during the week of the prestigious Art Basel Miami, and at the El Paseo Invitational Sculpture Exhibition in Palm Desert, Calif. (which is known as the Rodeo Drive of the desert), and his pieces can be found at places such as the Tempe Center for the Arts here in Arizona. He had tried the gallery circuit for a bit, but selling large sculptures in galleries is not always an easy task. After running New Mexico’s famed Shidoni Foundry, he took the


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proceeds from a public art commission in Albuquerque and returned to Tempe, where he purchased Arizona Bronze Fine Arts Foundry in 1997. Renamed Bollinger Atelier, the Tempe foundry is now internationally recognized for its commitment to creating exceptional work for some of the art world’s superstars, including Donald Baechler, Thomas Houseago, Tom Sachs, Ed Mell, Hector Ruiz, and Will Bruder. “You have to have a vision that’s bigger than your community,” explains Bollinger. “As an artist, you strive to put yourself into your work.” Bollinger believes it is important to share that love of art, of the craftsmanship behind the vision, with today’s art students. Bollinger Atelier has an internship program with senior-level B.F.A. sculpture students at Arizona State University. The students work at the foundry for a semester, get paid for their work, and get college credit for the hands-on experience. Six of those past interns now work full-time at the shop. Bollinger believes his unique background has given his art a close connection to the earth. “We are creative beings and it’s our obligation to be creative–it’s what we do. I think about my relationship with the universe, with the planet, and the responsibility that relationship entails. In my work, I have gravitated toward connections rather than differences. But what are those connections? This is the central question I explore.” Bollinger Atelier is a family affair. His wife, Kim, a jeweler, works part-time at the foundry. His daughter, Chequamegon Bollinger-Orme, a marketing professional and fashion designer, works at the foundry. His son-in-law, Charles Orme, an artist himself, also works at the foundry. “My passion is sculpture,” says Bollinger, who hopes to pass the daily work at the foundry on to his skilled staff in the future. “I want to focus more on my personal art.” To learn more about Tom Bollinger and the work he has available for sale or to commission art, visit For information on the foundry, visit

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Problem Hair - How Color Can Solve Common Issues Rodney Gentry, Full-service Designer and Hair Color Specialist, Sachi Studios

Rodney Gentry, the full-service designer and hair color specialist based at Sachi Studios in Scottsdale, AZ, uses his color expertise to ensure that his clients always look their best. Over the years he has encountered all manner of hair-related issues, which he addresses through personalised consultations and treatment programs for each and every client. Here expert colorist Rodney shares his hints and tips on how to use color to overcome some of the most common hair problems that clients face. I’m going gray – how can I cover it up while still retaining a natural look? Rodney Gentry: Going gray is a natural process, but one which many men and women find distressing. Over time, the body produces less pigment to color the hair, which leads to increasing numbers of hairs turning from their usual color to gray and then white. As women tend to color their hair more than men and thus automatically mask the appearance of any gray, I find it is often my male clients who notice their gray hairs first. In the modern business world, where youthful looks are (rightly or wrongly) associated with getting ahead, many men find the appearance of their first gray hairs worrying. However, there is absolutely nothing to stress about. By using a range of coloring processes that make use of enzymes to help nurture the hair while coloring it, I ensure that any gray hairs can be quickly and expertly covered up, using a dye that matches the hair’s original color. The result is a flawless, natural look that leaves men feeling instantly more confident. The same process is also used for my female clients, though they tend to be more adventurous with how they choose to cover their gray. From full color treatments to highlights and lowlights, I use a range of fantastic color treatments to ensure that women always look more youthful and feel better about themselves when they leave the salon. You mention the use of enzymes as part of the coloring process – what are they and how do they work? Rodney Gentry: Natural enzymes are specialized proteins produced by the cells of living organisms. They accelerate chemical reactions without taking part in the reactions themselves. Unlike traditional, peroxide-based hair colorants, which well the cuticle until it bursts, creating unsightly hair damage, enzyme-based products nurture the hair while coloring it. Hair products such as those from leading color specialists RENE FURTERER PARIS, which I use exclusively at Sachi Studios, incorporate enzymes in order to achieve better color for the hair in a fraction of the usual time. They work by spreading the cuticle scales to enable the color to be inserted directly into the hair shaft. The process is kind to the hair and scalp and provides a true color, which holds fast because there is no oxidation process. To my mind, the use of natural enzymes in hair products is one of the most important developments in hair colorants in recent decades.

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They allow men and women to color their hair as often as they like, with products that actually care for the hair rather than making it brittle and damaged. Clients should always check before having a color treatment which kind of products their colorist is using – and if it’s not an enzyme-based product, find a new colorist! I’m frazzled by my frizzy hair – could a color treatment help me? Rodney Gentry: Frizzy hair can be a big problem for those with wavy or curly hair, though of course it can affect straight hair too. Over-processing, over-brushing, heated styling appliances, lack of moisture, atmospheric conditions – the causes of frizz are numerous and many of my clients want to know what they can do to combat it. Clients are often surprised when I explain that a color process can help to combat frizz, as with enzyme-based products the hair can be treated at the same time that it is colored. The hair is left deeply conditioned, with a natural healthiness and shine to it that will help to avoid the dreaded frizzy look. I often combine coloring with an intense conditioning masque for those clients who have frizz issues – RENE FURTERER PARIS conditioning products are particularly good for producing long-term nurturing and smoothing effects. How do you know which color process is right for each client? Rodney Gentry: I focus on providing a personalized service. I never double book appointments, so each client has plenty of time to discuss their hair issues – it’s all about the customer. During each consultation I consider the history of the client’s hair, including any previous treatments, as well as the current condition of the hair and any problems that the client is having. By taking the time to build up a picture of each client’s individual needs in this way, I can ensure that my service always provides exactly what they are looking for. I’m losing my hair – can coloring it help? Rodney Gentry: Losing your hair is something that can affect both men and women, though it’s more common in men. Many clients find it an extremely distressing process and seek to know how they can combat and cope with it. Hair loss can be both gradual and sudden. It can also centre on one particular area of the scalp or affect patches. Certain conditions, such as alopecia aerate, may see the hair grow back after a certain time, but with others the hair loss is permanent. Color treatments are one way in which hair loss can be tackled. The use of dark color treatments can make hair appear thicker, while

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the use of nurturing products can help to ensure maximum shine and thickness. Of course, any peroxide-based product should be strenuously avoided, as the goal is to ensure the hair’s health and not use anything which can risk causing damage to it. To find out more about how to tackle your individual hair issues through the application of a personalized coloring and treatment program, be sure to make your appointment with full-service designer and hair color specialist Rodney Gentry today. Rodney Gentry can be contacted on 480.639.2000, via, or at Visit him at Sachi Studios, 10201 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 28, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.

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ll it took was witnessing a live birth for the first time in nursing school to make Stephanie Nguyen, founder and CEO of Modern Milk, to realize that women’s health was her life’s vocation. She began as a postpartum nurse, working in labor and delivery and high-risk antepartum. She later swapped the hospital setting for an office job as a nurse practitioner. After her own bundles of joy came into the world, Nguyen expanded her field into the specialty of breastfeeding. It was then that she realized the need for support. “I felt that if moms knew that there was a place they could go to receive professional care and advice about breastfeeding, that they would have a greater chance of meeting their breastfeeding goals.” And just like that, Modern Milk (13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 162, Scottsdale; 480.999.1585; was born. Modern Milk is hip, fun, and a one-stopshop for parents navigating parenthood. “We offer professional breastfeeding services, classes, and amazing products all in a fun, boutique-style setting. … I love the fact that I can help moms every day,” she says.


How many children do you have? My husband, Fred, and I have two amazing daughters. Rilynn turns 4 this month, and Rachel is 15 months. What’s one piece of advice you would give to a new mom? If you plan on breastfeeding, take a breastfeeding class in your last trimester of pregnancy. Many people think that breastfeeding will come naturally, which isn’t necessarily the case. The more you can educate yourself about breastfeeding, the better experience you will have and the greater chance of success you will have. Being a mom is a full-time job! How do you do it all? I wouldn’t be able to do what I love without the continued support of family and friends. It also helps that my husband is just as much involved with the kiddos as I am. We are a team and we have to work together to be successful for our family and for our daughters. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Former video game developer launches a unique business BY GRETCHEN PAHIA



y the year 2020, there will be nearly one million unfilled coding jobs in America. That statistic struck a chord with David Dodge—and it’s what prompted him to create CodaKid, a fun, educational way to teach kids all about coding. CodaKid is a unique place that recently opened in Old Town Scottsdale, where students can take classes on coding. It is in this hi-tech studio where Dodge says kids get the chance to learn skills that will benefit them for years to come. “We want to turn interests into greater things. Kids who love video games are now using those platforms to learn amazing things like programming and other coding skills that can benefit them for a lifetime,” he explains. Dodge admits that while it has been a lot of work, he is having a blast. “Watching these kids learn is amazing. Some kids are naturally intimidated by code and they freeze up, but we are able to work with them, see them create, and watch their faces light up. It is really fun.” CodaKid (4254 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.405.2734; www. currently offers classes for children ages 6 through those in eighth grade, but Dodge says he is looking to expand in the future.


What is your favorite video game and why? Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2. This game incorporated the best of first-person shooters, light saber battles, and RPG-like problem-solving. I geeked out to this for more hours than I’d care to admit! What do you do in your free time when you aren’t teaching and coding? I am the father of an 18-month-old baby girl named Dylan, so am busy as can be having fun chasing her around. When I’m not spending time with the family, I play a lot of guitar and have become a hack golfer. Who were your heroes and inspirations growing up? I always looked up to Richard Branson, and dreamed of starting high-growth companies that were creative and fun. CodaKid is definitely the most fun that I’ve had in business so far. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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little over a year ago, Gazelle Parsa (formerly known as Ghazaleh) reached her goal and became a business owner when she opened Gazelle Medical Spa & Aesthetics ( It all began when she was working in sales at a skincare store in Kierland Commons 10 years ago, and decided that she wanted to learn more about the industry. Parsa continued her education and became an esthetician—but that still wasn’t enough. She went on to learn about laser treatments, permanent makeup, and more. After working in doctor’s offices practicing these skills, she decided it was time to become her own boss. Now, she does it all—the treatments, management, and marketing of her own business. On a workday you’ll typically find her in something comfortable, yet professional and fashionable. She loves to dress up and always has her hair and makeup done when she leaves the house. For brands, she gravitates towards Tory Burch and Michael Kors. Some of her favorite places to shop? Caché, Nordstrom Rack and Macy’s—or wherever she can find the best deal. In her free time, Parsa enjoys playing piano, dancing, cooking, and working out, as well as spending time with her fiancé and her daughter.

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What is your favorite style of dance? I love Persian dancing of course, but I’m taking ballroom dancing. My favorite dances are the salsa and the waltz. What is one of the best items you found on sale? I bought a dress by Diane von Furstenberg at Neiman Marcus. The original price was $500, and I only paid $175. I love it.


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ared Lively works in commercial real estate, so naturally, he dresses to impress. On a typical workday he wears a dressier outfit consisting of tailored slacks, a dress shirt, and occasionally a suit jacket and tie. Lively attended Arizona State University and then worked his way up in the industry, in positions from analyst to lender to broker. He works in commercial leasing and investment sales for Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate (, and has been with the company since the beginning of his career. In his free time Lively enjoys hiking, and is currently restoring a 1975 Ford Bronco. He takes a casual approach to his style on the weekends, and loves wearing 7 for all Mankind jeans. He typically hikes wearing Lululemon, and reps his Arizona State University gear. He also enjoys shopping at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Suitsupply at Scottsdale Quarter.


Keeps his style casual with a twist of sophistication

What are a few of your favorite trails to hike? I love to hike Pinnacle Peak Trail, due to how close it is to my house, and because I can run most of the trail, which gets my heart rate up better than Camelback. Sedona’s Soldier’s Pass is my favorite hiking trail in Arizona. What would be your dream car to restore? My dream car to restore would be a ’67 Ford Shelby GT500, with matching numbers. I hope to take on this project in the next couple of years, but there are only a few left out there that are not already restored.



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8. Sherrie Myers, Prada coat, Rebecca Taylor top and pants.

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1. Angela Campbell, Narces dress.

8. Libby Cohen, Temperley top, Dior skirt.

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9. Priscilla Nicholas, Alexander McQueen dress, vintage handbag.

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s crooner Blake Shelton has proven, he’s more than just a country superstar. He’s one of only two celebrity coaches to appear on every season of NBC’s The Voice; he’s shown his comedy chops on late night talk shows, as well as hosted Saturday Night Live this past January; and he’s devoted to helping causes—for example, Celebrity Fight Night, which is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28.

“My friends Reba [McEntire] and Narvel Blackstock have been a part of it now for several years,” he says. “For as many years as I’ve known them they’ve talked about this event and what a great thing it is, and mostly, about what a great time they had when they do it. And so, this year, I got a call from Narvel, and he said, ‘Man, is there any way you’d come and be a part this thing? It’s for a great cause. And remember all those cool stories I had for you? Well, you gotta come see this thing.’” And so of course, Shelton said yes. “It sounded like a no-brainer to me. It’s for a great cause and it sounds like a hell of a good time, too.” Shelton is right on both counts—Celebrity Fight Night, which is presented in honor of Muhammad Ali, benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as many other charities. In the past 20 years, Celebrity Fight Night has raised more than $100 million. As for the good time, the event is recognized as one of the nation’s elite charity events, and regularly attracts celebrities as both performers at the event, as well as attendees. In addition to Shelton, this year’s performers include Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, and Ronnie Dunn. Reba McEntire will return as the evening’s emcee for the 10th year, and 16-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer David Foster will serve as musical director for his 16th year.

Causes and Passion As he did with Celebrity Fight Night, Shelton jumps in when there’s a cause he identifies with. “I also help my wife as much as I can with her foundation, which is the MuttNation Foundation,” he explains. “It’s a dog rescue organization. Now she even has her own, what she calls, ‘Redemption Ranch,’ which is an animal shelter where we live, which is a no-kill shelter. She’s really passionate about it, and anything that she’s passionate about, I support her. So we do a lot of work with her foundation.” Shelton’s wife is, of course, fellow country superstar Miranda Lambert. The two met in 2005, and Shelton says that when he saw her, he just knew that she was the one. “I’ll never forget the first time I stood there and spoke to her for five or 10 minutes, and just was fascinated by her. I knew I was in trouble the first time I ever met her.” The pair was married in 2011, and though they both tour and play at events such as Celebrity

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Fight Night, they also make it a point to be home and spend time together. “Luckily we’re at a point in our careers where we can say no, and that’s good. That’s been really good for our relationship because we don’t have to be on the road 300 days a year anymore, and we’re just not going to do it, either way,” he says. “We need time together. We need time to be home. That’s what’s most important. As much as I love country music and I love performing and singing, nothing is more important to me than my wife and having some time with her.”

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Of course, when Shelton is not spending time with Lambert, on tour, or performing at charity event, you’ll usually find him on set for The Voice, coaching aspiring singers. He takes his role seriously, and so far four of his mentees have been the overall winners out of the seven seasons. As for whether Shelton himself would have auditioned for the show if it was around when he was starting out, he admits he’s not sure. “I don’t know,” he says as he reflects on the question. “I go back and forth about that. I think I would have probably auditioned. I don’t know though that I could have handled the pressure the way these kids do. I still, to this day, I’ll have my moments where I’m just not as confident as I should be, especially when it comes to performing on live television. And these kids come out of nowhere, sometimes with absolutely no experience whatsoever, and they audition for this show, and the next thing you know they’re performing in front of 15 million people a night. That’s unbelievable to me. “I’ve always said I wished The Voice could have been around when I started so I could have cut a lot of wasted time out of those early years, you know, but the truth is I don’t know that I would have lasted very long on a show like that. I don’t think that I’m up to the level of talent and confidence that a lot these kids are that we see, and it blows my mind how good they are.”

The Early Years Shelton himself had always been fascinated by music. As a youngster, it was any genre—from rock ‘n’ roll to country–just as long as it was music. As he got older, he began to gravitate more toward country, perhaps, as he explains, because during the time he was learning to play guitar and sing, country was what was being played on the radio in Oklahoma, where he grew up, and so he was learning to play those songs. Music was a passion and gave him purpose, and was what drew him in since he was young. “It’s really the only thing I’ve put a lot of effort into, and all MARCH 2015 |

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my heart, and tons of research. Nashville was my college. It was just all that I was ever able to even focus on.” If it wasn’t for music, he admits, “I’d probably be homeless! It wouldn’t have been good without country music for me.” Luckily, his combination of talent and charisma quickly drew a huge fan base, from the moment his first single, “Austin,” was released. In fact, the single spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs). Since then, Shelton has gone on to earn the loyalty of millions of die-hard fans, as well as numerous awards from organizations such as the Academy of Country Music Awards, the CMT Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and more.

Heading to Arizona Although his tours take him all over, Shelton says he loves to spend time here in Arizona. When he’s not here for events such as Celebrity Fight Night, you’ll probably find him at his favorite spot in the Valley. “I love the infield of Cardinal’s stadium,” he says. “I’m the biggest die-hard Arizona Cardinals fan you’ll ever meet in your life. So anything to do with that stadium over there is probably my favorite place to be when I’m out in Arizona.”

Talking George Strait On Shelton’s website, he says, “I always said my ultimate goal is to have a career like George Strait, and although I haven’t done that—and nobody probably ever will—that is my goal.” When asked to elaborate regarding what he thinks he needs to do to have a career like Strait, he replies, “Well I need to live about 60 more years, I think! I don’t know. When you start talking about George Strait, you really are talking about one-of-a-kind. But I think what I mean by that is that I hope I’m still getting played on the radio and still about to go out and do some concerts and things when I’m 50-years-old, and my music is still touching people like his does. That’s what I would want. That would be my ultimate wish.” While there’s a pretty good chance Shelton’s music will still be played then, and that he will still be rocking the charts, in the meantime, you can catch him this month at Celebrity Fight Night here in town. “I just can’t wait to get there. It’s going to be a good time!” he says. For more information about Blake Shelton, visit For more information about Celebrity Fight Night or for tickets to the event, visit | SO SCOTTSDALE!

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Q: You’ve put in a lot of hard work to gain such an amazing reputation in the real estate industry in the past ten years. Can you tell us a little about where you started? A: I started from the ground up! I was a Listing Coordinator and mentored by the #1 Top Producing real estate agent in Arizona. I managed more than a hundred listing files at any time. I would handle all incoming calls in relation to property we had listed for sale. During the week, I was in the office daily, hosting broker evening events, as well as holding open houses on the weekends.

Local Realtor®, Global Reach A Q&A with Jennifer Reichman, Luxury Realtor®, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International


hile many Realtors focus on a limited area, Jennifer Reichman thinks globally. As an agent with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, she specializes on finding her clients homes anywhere they could dream of moving or purchasing their second home: from Toronto to Scottsdale or Paradise Valley to Aspen. Buying or selling your primary or secondary home locally can be a daunting process, when your dream home is thousands of miles away – but Jennifer is renowned for her ability to help the process go smoothly, whether near or far. With a distinctive insight into what a distinguished client expects, she prides herself on serving their needs with the utmost integrity and professionalism. We caught up with this global go-getter to ask her a few questions.

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Q: All that dedication has certainly paid off; you’ve become well-known for going the extra mile for your clients (in many cases, literally!). What do you do to help people who are interested in buying property outside of the Valley? A: Though I’m based in Scottsdale, with my primary area of expertise right here in the valley, I’ve also built up an exclusive network of Realtors, to provide a worldwide referral service. Based on a clients’ lifestyle, their interests and desired location, I match them with an accredited Realtor who specializes in property in an area they’re interested in – even internationally. For example, I recently referred a Scottsdale client to a Sotheby’s Los Cabos Realtor, to list a secondary residence in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. I’m available to travel to the location with the client and assist them through the process. I use this approach as a professional and personal service to my clients. Q: What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment as a Realtor? A: My biggest accomplishment is providing on an ongoing basis, the best service to my clients. Buying or selling a home is very personal and a major decision. It’s so important for me to see my clients completely satisfied with their purchase or sale transaction and pleased with my service! I recently sold a home in one day – before the sign was in the yard! Needless to say, the clients were thrilled! Q: What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not working? A: I’ve lived in Arizona for twenty-four years and love it here! I hike Camelback Mountain three times a week. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also love to travel, and explore new places. Jennifer represents Buyers and Sellers in all areas and price points. For professional and personalized real estate services, contact Jennifer at 480.529.4399,, or visit her websites: or

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If Cupid’s arrow missed you this past Valentine’s Day you’re actually in luck, because the people on this list are all single and looking for love. Read on to see if you might be their other half.




“I’m a very involved dad of two active boys who enjoys staying fit. I’m smarter than the average bear and can laugh at myself and the world.” I Love: Time with my boys, being outside in nature, and making a difference in people’s lives.

“Extremely close with my family, driven, passionate and focused. Love spending time with my dogs and wake up each day excited about my life... my passion became my purpose!”

“I’m constantly focused on self-improvement in every area of my life. I believe in constantly challenging myself creatively and intellectually. For most of my life I’ve travel extensively on a mission to inspire others.”

I Love: Humor and kindness.

I Love: I love people, business, writing music, and playing the piano.

Meteorologist, auctioneer and real estate investor

Owner of Felicia Romero’s Fit Method and fitness entrepreneur

Motivational speaker, executive coach, and partner in ODS Management, LLC

I Hate: Closed-minded people. I Hate: How much time kids spend on social media instead of outside living life.   What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: A person who is intelligent, witty, kind, passionate, athletic and driven. Someone who has a wonderful sense of style and likes to be active. Someone who enjoys cooking together while listening to music, sipping wine, and enjoying the moment.

I Hate: I hate drama! Describe Your Ideal Date: Anything that involves frozen yogurt and a Netflix movie. What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: Humor is my favorite! Loyal, motivated and close to their family. A motivated person that inspires me to do more...


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What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: The person best for me would be someone who is loving, kind, passionate, and young at heart. I’m attracted to women who are driven and can keep up with my fast-paced lifestyle. I believe in working and playing hard. The most important factors for me are flexibility, understanding, and willingness to grow together.

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Associate broker premium realty associates team, ReMax Platinum Living, and owner of Staged To Sell Design Services “Energetic and enthusiastic, creative (I can connect the dots) and bold, funny, determined, open-minded and present… I’m always happiest going somewhere I’ve never been and doing something I’ve never done.”   I Love: Ideas, change, travel, hot yoga, deep conversations and worthwhile philanthropies. Right now I’m crazy about the song “I Lived” by One Republic… that sums it up well. I Hate: Monotony (I didn’t say monogamy, I said monotony-ha!).    What I’m Looking For In A Significant Other: A man who is spiritual, honest, intelligent, kind, healthy and fit, attractive and authentic… and generous both emotionally and financially. There is something very sexy about a man who willingly gives back at every level and can accept from others in return.



“I am an outgoing and positive person who enjoys seeing the world and making a difference with people. Cooking/fitness/ storytelling/health advocate/thinking man/ smiles often.”

“I’m a genuine, passionate and driven person who loves dogs, volunteering and working out. I work hard, play hard and love hard.”

REALTOR, president of The Walbot Group of Realty One Group

I Love: Connecting with people and learning every day. Evolving. I Hate: Negativity and sour attitudes. What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: I thrive on positivity and am looking for a supportive woman who I can have fun with anywhere in the world, from a hole-in-the-wall diner in Death Valley to a world-class restaurant in Paris. A woman who loves my strengths and doesn’t care at all about my weaknesses. And vice versa.


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President and founder of and Sassi Media, LLC

I Love: Positive and passionate people. I Hate: Negativity and people who lack compassion. Describe Your Ideal Date: Location and activity of the date are irrelevant. Great conversation, connection and romance make an ideal date for me.  What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: Someone who is passionate, driven, and loves dogs.

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Serial entrepreneur; partner/creative director at Blind Society (a branding agency); partner/director at Cultivator Content Labs (a film production company); partner at Kelly’s at SouthBridge (a bar and restaurant) “I’m a creative guy who lives to color outside of the lines. Fun at parties with white boy dance moves. And totally willing to share the remote.” I Love: Making people smile… and my dachshund, Conan. I Hate: Any of the “Real Housewives” from Jersey. Describe Your Ideal Date: One where you just don’t want it to end. What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: For me, intelligence is a turn-on. Confidence is sexy. Style makes my head turn. A great smile is irresistible. And trust will seal the deal.

GAYLE BASS, “MORE THAN 40 BUT LESS THAN 50” Host on the national TV show RightThisMinute

“I’m a bit of a geek, anglophile, minor league foodie, news junkie, and former Sunday school teacher. So, I can always be counted on to be the designated driver.” I Love: Horses, dogs, seafood, bacon, sci-fi, jazz and Journey, California beach towns, people who read more than menus and don’t take themselves too seriously.” I Hate: Vladimir Putin is at the top of the list right now. Mac-n-cheese from a box. People who don’t pick up after their dogs. Describe Your Ideal Date: Some kind of adventure—skydiving, paragliding, horseback riding, and a picnic.  What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: He MUST have brains and a general working knowledge of the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars.  MARCH 2015 |

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ANDREW MICKEY, 34 Creative director, Core Capital Investment Research

“I’m a pretty simple guy. Traveled the world from the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the Russian side of the Arctic Circle. But an evening of laughs with friends or family is what I value most.” I Love: Kitesurfing, motorcycling, and loyalty. I Hate: Camping. Describe Your Ideal Date: I’d start with something that really gets us out of our comfort zones. Maybe a class like trapeze or sushi-making. Then get ready to go out and enjoy each other’s company over a proper meal at a new place a friend recommended or an old favorite.  What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: Somebody who is comfortable with themselves. Who goes with how she’s feeling. Who can delight in a new adventure, as well as just a regular day.


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Residential real estate with HomeSmart Elite Group & CEO of Platform Scottsdale “I am a mother, daughter, sister, philanthropist and friend. I’ve been in real estate for 18 years and specialize in McDowell Mountain Ranch. I am very social and I choose to see the good in people and situations.”    I Love: To laugh. I Hate: Bad manners. What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: I’m looking for the rare combination of successful/responsible, yet fun and adventurous. Someone who can make me laugh and likes my jokes! A person who is honest, intelligent, optimistic, and well traveled. Someone who places a high value on God, their family, and doesn’t take themselves too seriously.


Partner at the law offices of Elardo, Bragg, Appel & Rossi “Highly competitive and driven in most facets of my life, but tempered by a desire to relax and generally enjoy life.” I Love: A great steak, a good pool floatie, saying the word “Haboob,” being greeted by my boxer when I get home, 4 a.m. workouts, weekend adventures, time with family and friends, successful outcomes with lawsuits, volleyball, and scuba diving. I Hate: Costco on Saturdays, long flights, slow drivers in the left lane, and people who do not replace candy in the candy dish. Describe Your Ideal Date: A mix of being active during the day followed by some quiet time over drinks and dinner. What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: I am most attracted to witty, sarcastic, inquisitive, driven and athletic women. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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I travel. I run. I eat good food. I drink good wine. I run a company in my spare time. “I am an incredibly sensible person who wears ridiculous shoes. I value education, new experiences, compassion, and–well— puppies.” I Love: The thrill of the unknown perils in any new adventure. I Hate: Stagnancy and incompetence. What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: Someone with a sense of adventure that equals my own; a sense of humor that leaves my sides sore from laughing so hard; a generous soul who is kind to others regardless of their position; a keenly developed intellect who can engage me in thoughtful conversations; the wherewithal to tolerate my large, noisy extended family.

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Director of client solutions at Exeter Financial LLC & CFO of Platform Scottsdale “I’m a goofy science nerd turned financial geek, collegiate swimmer turned recreational triathlete. I enjoy giving back to non-profits and somehow found a talent for creating fondant and diaper cakes.”   I Love: My family, my career, the beach, and mint chocolate chip ice cream… oh, and bacon—everything is better with bacon!   I Hate: Insincerity, disrespect, big egos, extreme political views, and little critters that you can’t see at night.   What I Am Looking For In A Significant Other: Honesty, compassion, strength, security, ambition, unconditional love, and loyalty as my best friend.

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Director of public relations at Allison+Partners, specializing in hospitality and lifestyle brands “I am a positive, successful and driven woman who enjoys traveling, shopping, working out, supporting the community, and socializing.” I Love: Healthy living, communicating, running, yoga, working out, traveling, fashion, design, tropical beaches, palm trees, fire, water, music, white wine, and Harper’s Bazaar and Architectural Digest magazines.  I Hate: Hate is a strong word. Things I dislike include: dishonesty, disrespect, closed-mindedness, lack of communication, and negativity.  What I’m Looking For In A Significant Other: Compatibility, honesty, and an awesome personality with a sense of humor. Someone who is successful, fashion-minded, and driven. Someone who challenges me and yet complements me. | SO SCOTTSDALE!

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Single in the Valley?

Dating in this day and age is hard. It seems like there is a new dating app created every day! How can a quality person find love? First, ask yourself these questions… Are you putting a lot of time and energy into online dating and getting nowhere? Tired of going on countless dates that end with no chemistry? Do you long to find great love but you’re too busy to date? Are you wondering if you’ll ever meet The One but refusing to settle? If you answered yes to either of those, I am here to help! TRUmatch is the solution for busy professionals looking to find true love. We are a full service matchmaking firm with a database of more than 10,000 quality valley singles. We have what you are looking for. I know, you might think you don’t need a matchmaker, you’ll find “the one” on your own. But how many hours are you willing to spend searching and not finding? If you could go on your last first date, why wouldn’t you take the leap? We have the secret formula to love – Mix, Match & Mentor all the ingredients you need to find your TRUmatch. With a success rate of 96%, its proof that it’s a process that works! Personal Matchmaking worked for me and thousands of our clients, it can work for YOU too!! In Love,

Leslee Alexander Gibbs

Contact us TODAY and Discover Your Path to Love. Call 480.664.0007 or email

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Legos Done Wright

Wow. This LEGO model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West is made with more than 200,000 pieces, took more than 600 hours to complete, and is the largest LEGO model of any Frank Lloyd Wright building ever made. The piece was created by Architectural LEGO Artist Adam Reed Tucker, who uses LEGO bricks to create artistic models of well-known structures. This one, his largest to date, measures a whopping 8 feet by 4 feet, and is made entirely of standard Lego parts. Want to see it for yourself? It’s on display at Taliesin West now through the end of April, and available to anyone who takes a tour of the property. 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale;

The preview center for The Enclave at Borgata recently opened, showcasing the phase one luxury condominium options. The center is located at the former Borgata retail site, and showcases the project, which will include 90 homes that range in size from 1,500 to 3,100 square feet, and offer one to three bedrooms. There are also select opportunities to combine two units. The property will also offer a fitness facility, pool, demonstration kitchen, outdoor kitchen, clubroom, and dog park. 6176 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.362.5283 or


“War Rug with Map of Afghanistan”

Happy Hour Happenings

Something old, something new—they make the ingredients of a perfect marriage, which is certainly the case with the changes that have taken place at the Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Scottsdale. The old? Your same favorites are still on the menu. The new? The interior renovation (hello, quieter dining room!) and 8 for $9 ’Til 10 happy hour, which runs from 8-10 p.m. daily. That menu features such treats as the Ahi Tuna Tacos, Lobster Lettuce Wraps, and Short Rib Empanadas. In all, there are eight food options and eight drink options to enjoy. 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.596.8265;

“Swiss Farm”


Aren’t these pieces art-fully enticing? Check them out now while they’re being shown this month. “War Rug with Map of Afghanistan,” part of the Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale; 480.874.4666;


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“Swiss Farm” by Bruce Cheever at the Trailside Galleries, 7330 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale; 480.945.7551; www.

“Dream” by Fritz Scholder at the Larsen Gallery, 3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale, 480.941.0900; www.

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Looking great may be easier than you think. “I’d really love to do something to improve my face and figure, but I”m afraid of the pain, the post operative nausea and of course the cost. Isn’t there a way that I can enhance my appearance without all the hassles of a major production?” The answer is a resounding YES! Dr Andrew Wolin has found a great way to maximize the safety of facial, breast and body procedures while minimizing the pain and the cost. By utilizing an enhanced form of local anesthesia as well as sedation by





specialists in ambulatory anesthesia, procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, facelifts, rhinoplasties and liposuction can be done under a quick enhanced form of anesthesia and patients are be able to walk to their cars and go home after the procedure without nausea and pain. Part of the miraculous process is the use of a long acting local anesthetic at the conclusion of the procedure to give a 48 hour period of pain relief…no narcotic…no nausea. Patients have been raving about the experience and can’t believe they’ve ever had surgery any other way. “Dr Wolin told me that I could undergo a breast augmentation in less than one hour without general anesthetic and then get off the operating room table and walk to my car. When it actually happened, I was amazed. What a great experience.” (verified testimonial) Call our office and see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary approach to Plastic Surgical procedures. It’s as easy as going to your dentist and having dental implants done…maybe easier.

Dr. Andrew Wolin has been a leader in the plastic surgical community of Scottsdale since 1985, and his extensive years of experience benefit each patient. His top-notch reputation as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and for cutting-edge procedures draws patients from near and far. Dr. Wolin is the Medical Director of the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center. His practice offers a full-range of face and body procedures, including facelifts, browlifts, nose surgery, facial fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fat transfers, fotofacialsTM, laser skin resurfacing, ear sur- gery, SmartlipoTM, breast augmentations, breast implant/exchanges, breast reductions, breast lifts, arm lifts, bodylifts, liposuction, and tummy tucks. Dr. Wolin is located at 8415 North Pima Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale 85258. You can call 480.945.8440 or visit to set up a consultation to learn more about these incredible procedures.

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AAHA! An Auction of Heirlooms and Art

GO GAGA: Golden Gammage Gala

March 7, 6 p.m. This annual art auction by Hospice of the Valley, which will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, will also feature a silent auction, dinner and dancing. The event benefits the organization’s patients and families. $250; $200 “young professional” for those 40 and under.

March 7, 6:30 p.m. Ready for a star-studded evening? This gala features Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster and comedian/TV personality Mo Rocca, as well as producer of Broadway’s smash hit Wicked, David Stone, as the inaugural GAMMY Award honoree. In addition to entertainment, guests at this event at the Arizona Biltmore will enjoy a dinner. The event benefits the Golden Gammage Initiative. $500.

Italian Festival of Arizona March 21, 22, Opens at 11 a.m. both days For this event, SouthBridge transforms into an Italian “piazza,” complete with Italian music, Italian wine tastings, and Italian food from more than 10 local Italian bistros. There will also be handcrafted items and products, cooking demonstrations, music, and all-youcan-eat competitions. $10 entrance fee; free for children under 10 and veterans.

46th Annual Gold Ball 2015

Friends of the James Beard Benefit Dinner

March 21, 6 p.m. This John C. Lincoln Health Foundation ball at The Phoenician benefits the healthcare and community service programs supported by the foundation, including Health Network programs for active-duty military and veterans. $500.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Phoenix Suitcase Party March 27, 7 p.m. Head to Signature Flight Support’s luxury private hangar at Scottsdale Airport to enjoy this event, which is complete with a red carpet, drinks, appetizers, music, dancing, and gaming entertainment. During the event, one person will win the raffle for a trip on a private jet to Las Vegas (with a guest). The event benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital and The Children in Need Foundation. $250. www.

March 26, 6 p.m. Get ready for an incredible night of culinary delights at this event, which serves as the kick-off for the 37th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Held under the starry sky at deseo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, this event brings renowned chefs from around the country together for an exceptional dinner. $225.

Celebrity Fight Night March 28, 5 p.m. Reba McEntire, Josh Groban, Ronnie Dunn, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson… the star power at this event goes on and on. Guests at this event at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa will be treated to a night of performances, a dinner, and a live auction. The evening benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as other charities. $2,000$2,500.


17th Annual Compassion with Fashion: Once Upon a Tail March 29, 11 a.m. This event by the Arizona Humane Society raises money to help care for thousands of homeless animals. The luncheon begins with a champagne raffle, a silent auction, and includes a fashion show. There will also be pets available for adoption at the event, which will be held at The Phoenician. $175. www.



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do features both top established and new “rising star” female vocalists, performing a sultry evening of jazz standards. Here’s your chance to see pianist/musical director Joel Robin, as well as Cleve Huff on drums, and Bob Lashier on bass. Don’t miss out on the Valley’s most anticipated jazz affair. 7:30 p.m. $25-$36.

ARTBRIDGE THURSDAYS Thursdays through April, Scottsdale Waterfront ArtBridge takes over the Scottsdale Waterfront every Thursday through April. Interesting people gather, live music fills the air, and a medley of art exhibits line the streets. ArtBridge is a harmonious marriage between the sophisticated urban setting of Scottsdale and the unique and quirky ambiance that is the festival. Attendees can explore more than 30 artist booths, shop the downtown boutiques, and dine at any one of the great local restaurants. 5-10 p.m. Free; items available for purchase.

CACTUS REINING HORSE CLASSIC March 4-8, WestWorld of Scottsdale The Cactus Reining Classic held its first event 10 years ago at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Since then, the attendance and prize money has grown to become one of National Reining Horse Association’s top 20 annual events. The Classic is fun, fast, and challenging. This high-energy Western competition requires riders to guide their horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops. Combining the elements of speed, riding skill and expert horse training, reining is a spectator-friendly sport. Come join the fun—just no horsin’ around! 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

SOUTHBRIDGE SUNDAYS Sundays through April, Scottsdale Waterfront Jumpstart your week with SouthBridge’s SunDays (which should really be called FunDays.) Every Sun. this month, more than 60 of Arizona’s most talented artisans set up markets along the canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The markets vary from artisan foods to fine arts, crafts to entertainment, and much more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; items available for purchase. PHIL HANLEY March 1, Stand Up Scottsdale Phil Hanley began standup comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, and his style can best be described as unpredictably reflective, delivered with sharp accuracy, and rooted in the grand tradition of joke-telling. Hanley has been spotted on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and The Pete Holmes Show. According to Hanley’s Twitter bio, “I don’t know where commas go.” 7:30-9 p.m. $10. LA GRAN FIESTA March 1, Scottsdale Civic Center Park This action-packed outdoor festival highlights all things in Latin and Hispanic culture, from live Latin music and dances, to arts and crafts, to activities for families, to traditional dishes, and much more. La Gran Fiesta translates to “The Big Party,” which couldn’t be any more fitting for this event. Noon-4 p.m. Free. ASU CONCERTS AT THE CENTER: THE VIOLA IN CONCERT March 2, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Professor of Viola, Nancy Buck, and her talented students perform a wide range of viola favorites including the Bach Brandenburg “Concerto No. 6.” Rising stars from the Arizona School for the Arts and their instructor, Allyson Wuenschel, join in this multi-generational concert to create an evening of viola bliss. 7:30 p.m. $10. www. JAZZ DIVAS 2015 March 4, ASU Kerr Cultural Center Jazz Divas 2015 is one of Arizona’s most popular perennial shows. This year’s edition

BLACK & 25 IN AMERICA March 5, ASU Kerr Cultural Center Arizona State University MFA graduate Jeremy Gillett paints a compelling picture of what it means to be black and 25 in America. The play explores race, class, gender, identity and agency through four distinct characters. Gillet presents each narrative with passion and a pitch-perfect voice for the pain, confusion, and hope that emerges from each character’s story. 7:30 p.m. $18-$28.


Frank Caliendo March 14, Talking Stick Resort Ready to laugh? Comedian Frank Caliendo has starred in hit TV shows such as MADtv, Fox NFL Sunday, and Frank TV. He has released numerous solo CDs, and has worked as a top performer in Las Vegas. Trust us—he’ll make you laugh. 8 p.m. $25$120.


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JERRY SEINFELD March 6, Comerica Theatre Who could forget Kramer, Elaine, George, Newman, and the leader of the pack himself, Jerry? American comedian, actor, writer and producer Jerry Seinfeld will perform his stellar stand-up right here in the Valley. His show is a culmination of his favorite sketches from when he was growing up, as well as new material. 7 p.m. $62-$170. FIRST PRESS FINE WINE DINNER AND AUCTION March 7, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia The 13th Annual First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction is back and tasting better than ever. This exclusive black-tie event is a celebration of wine, winemakers and wineries. Vintners and owners from distinguished wineries serve their wine, which complements a prepared five-course gourmet dinner. The evening will also feature live classical music, a pre-dinner wine tasting reception from a variety of distinguished wineries, wine-themed auction lots, exciting raffle prizes, and a fabulous party to conclude the affair. Proceeds from the event will benefit KJZZ’s SPOT 127 Media Center and K-BACH 89.5 FM. Don your finest attire and enjoy an evening of elegant indulgence. 6 p.m. $300. www.

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do at this sneak-preview series that showcases award-winning independent and foreign films. 8 screenings: $120; 4 screenings: $60; and a single screening: $19. 7 p.m.

BODEANS March 7, Talking Stick Resort Rolling Stone readers named the BoDeans the “Best New American Band” in 1987, and since then, this alternative rock group has been releasing top 40 hits and touring around the world. Now you can catch them live at The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort. You’ll hear new songs, as well as classics such as, “Good Things,” “Still the Night,” and “Closer to Free.” 8 p.m. $33-$46.

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 26-April 2, Harkins Scottsdale 101 Now in its 15th year, The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine, and is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation. The event was started in 2000 by independent filmmakers as an opportunity to showcase independent filmmaking, and it has quickly become Arizona’s largest film festival. The event screens over 150 films, hosts energetic parties, and provides filmmaking seminars to audiences. Event times vary. $13-$300.

SUNDAY A’FAIR March 8, Scottsdale Civic Center Park Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts every Sunday by some of the Valley’s top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market, and fun activities for children and families. Enjoy deliciously grilled foods and beverages (available for purchase). This week, Robby Roberson Quartet, an Americana band that marries dynamic rhythms and grooves with flavors of rock, blues, folk, gospel and jazz, takes the stage. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 21ST ANNUAL VIVA: A VALLEY KIDS FOUNDATION BENEFIT March 14, SouthBridge The 21st Annual VIVA: A Valley Kids Foundation Benefit is an extravagant semi-formal event that features casino-style games, live entertainment, unlimited food and beverage, dancing, a silent auction, and raffles. Guests will indulge in fare from a selection of the top Valley eateries, as well as a premium selection of beer, wine and spirits. All proceeds from this extravaganza are directly applied to programs served by the Valley Kids Foundation 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 7-11 p.m. $100. www.viva2030. IN THE WORKS: ACTORS READING WRITERS March 17, The Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Theater Come hear the latest and greatest written word by the latest and greatest Valley writers. The Phoenix Screenwriters Association presents In the Works: Actors Reading Writers, a reading of excerpts from local writers’ scriptsin-progress, read by actors honing their craft. The reading is followed by feedback for the writers and networking for everyone in attendance. Ready... set... read! 6 p.m. Free. www. BRIAN MOOTE March 20-21, The Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Theater Brian Moote began performing stand-up in 2005 while he was working as a teacher in the Seattle School District. He then went to graduate school, earning a masters in social work. After graduating, he moved to L.A., and now tours the country telling slapstick jokes. He has made TV appearances on the USA Network’s Characters Welcome, Nickelodeon’s Nickmom’s Nite Out, MTV’s Money from Strangers and AXS TV’s Gotham Live. A humorous and handsome chap... what more could you ask for? Showtimes vary. Ticket prices vary.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella March 10-15, ASU Gammage This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific has been delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. Enjoy all the moments you love, as well as some surprising new twists. Showtimes vary. $28-$144.

SUNDAY A’FAIR March 22, Scottsdale Civic Center Park Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by some of the Valley’s top musicians, an artsand-crafts market, and fun activities for children and families. Enjoy deliciously grilled foods and beverages (available for purchase). This week, see Alexis Juliard, whose sultry vocals blend with music that draws inspirations from soul, reggae and world beats. Noon-4 p.m. Free. TALK CINEMA NO. 6 March 24, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Are you a movie buff? Do you consider yourself a motion picture critic? If you answered yes to either question, then Talk Cinema is for you. Audience members become the critics

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TUMBLEWEED’S 9TH ANNUAL GALA March 28, Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Tumbleweed’s vision is that every young person is valued and has a safe place to call home. Join Tumbleweed as it celebrates its 9th Annual Gala, commemorating over 40 years in service to the Valley’s homeless youth demographic. All proceeds benefit Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development programming to assist homeless youth across the Valley. 6 p.m. Price TBD. www. SUNDAY A’FAIR March 29, Scottsdale Civic Center Park Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by some of the Valley’s top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market, and fun activities for children and families. Enjoy deliciously grilled foods and beverages (available for purchase). This week, Ramana Vieira Quintet sings the haunting music of fado, known as the Portuguese version of blues. Mundo Portuguese Magazine coins Ramana as “The new voice of Portuguese world music.” Noon-4 p.m. Free. OPEN-MIC NIGHT March 29, The Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Theater Open-Mic Night at The Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Theater is a comical smorgasbord. Guests can anticipate a line-up of comedians handpicked from a rich, vibrant and varied comedy talent pool—as well as headliners and other non-local pro and semi-pro comics who will share new material or prepare for a TV performance. Come check out local amateurs and professionals as they merge together to create one hysterical show. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10. WINGER March 29, Talking Stick Resort Catch the chart-topping group Winger as they perform their classics, as well as new tunes from their latest album, Better Days Comin’. They first made history with their self-titled debut album, and this show will prove that they’re still going strong and are just as talented. 8 p.m. $25-$55.


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locations sell women’s shoes only, and for years, Green had heard requests from customers for her to carry men’s shoes and accessories—so that is exactly what the primary focus will be of this new location. There will be limited women’s shoe selections, but this particular Suburban Sole location was made with the man in mind. Green says the selection of shoes she puts in her stores is like nothing you will find around town, or even in other locations across the world. “For men, we carry some brands that are really difficult to find, not seen in department stores here or anywhere, and which are only carried in fact by a few retailers in the U.S.” The reason, she says, is simple: “Our quality is top-notch and people notice. Our clientele keeps coming back time and time again. We see winter visitors come back year after year, bringing in their families, including the next generation. We don’t have everything for everyone, but we are okay with that.” Suburban Sole MAN is located at Market Street at DC Ranch, 20789 N. Pima Road, Ste.120, Scottsdale; 480.563.7487;

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music from the Free Arts youth. New York designer Anthony Luciano has donated a couture handbag, which will be up for raffle during the event. In-between bidding on silent auction items or taking part in the exciting live auction, guests can marvel at the displayed artwork, all of which be available for purchase through auction. Forty-five of the donated pieces will be available for bid through the silent auctions that will take place throughout the evening. Five featured pieces (by Frank Ybarra, Ed Mell, Mark McDowell, Jim Waid, and a collaborative piece created by Free Arts youth and auction cochair and artist Kristine Kollasch) will be included in the live auction. The evening’s featured artist, Frank Ybarra, is a long-time Free Arts supporter and Arizona native. Themes of home, family and the Southwest come alive in Ybarra’s vibrant neo-Cubist style. His donated painting, “A Moment at Home,” was started during a Free Arts Professional Artist Series, where he worked with Free Arts youth to create their own paintings. Those who wish to participate without attending the event can bid on art pieces online. The online auction will close on March 6, the day before the event. The high bid from the online component will become the first bid at the event. The $75 ticket price includes the cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a hosted bar, and entertainment.

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Alan Jones Jazz Quintet, Ashley Wineland, Big Nick & the Gila Monsters, The Blue Goats, Blues Review Band, Carmela y Mas, Jan Sandwich Band, Str8 Up Band, Robby Roberson Quartet, Teneia Sanders, Traveler and Whiskey Kiss. Back by wildly popular demand, more than a dozen of the Valley’s top food trucks will serve up tasty dishes from their gourmet mobile kitchens. Chow down at participating eateries, including: The Grilled Cheese Truck, Kruzin Cuisine, Luncha Libre, The Maine Lobster Lady, Paletas Betty, Q Up! Barbecue, Rollover Donuts, Satay Hut, Short Leash Hotdogs, Spice It Up, Taste Rite!, Tom’s BBQ, The Traveling Monk, and Whiskey Ranch BBQ. Also on the menu are Barries Original Kettle Corn and Lulu’s Italian Water Ice, tastings of craft cocktails and sparkling beverages all weekend, and Friday happy hour specials from 4-6 p.m. In collaboration with the festival, Scottsdale Public Art will debut the newly commissioned interactive artwork Shifting Sand Land by artist Bobby Zokaites, a recent MFA graduate of ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, who explores themes of adventure and childhood in his playful, large-scale spaces and objects. Inspired by the Super Mario Brothers videogame world, Shifting Sand Land is an imaginative landscape of colorful platforms designed to keep people on their toes. Presented by the Arizona Coyotes, the Imagine Nation family area will offer visitors of all ages the chance to engage their creativity through free arts activities, storytelling, dancing and more. This year’s theme is “I Love Toys! FUN! Let’s Play!” During the festival, admission will be free to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), which features the exhibitions Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia; southwestNET: Postcommodity; murals by James Marshall (aka Dalek); James Turrell’s skyspace Knight Rise, and more. Official Scottsdale Arts Festival merchandise will be available at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts store along with other art-inspired gifts and collectibles from around the world.

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very year on March 17, locals celebrate the promise of spring by donning a splash of green and raising a glass—and a fork—to all things Irish. Get in on the merriment and don’t miss your one chance a year to down a green beer or pinch a stranger. Eat, drink and be Irish at one of these local pub-style destinations.

Kelly’s at SouthBridge If past St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are any indication of the fun to come, you’d best make your way to this upscale gastropub early to get in on the revelry. Expect overflowing green beers, live music, and Irish dish specials, along with a lively celebratory vibe at this locale, which is the premier place for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Home of the award-winning Four-Cut Blend Burger—short rib, sirloin, chuck and brisket blend—Kelly’s offers a dose of sophistication to the traditional pub menu and atmosphere. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling while billiards and darts give the air a playful vibe. The menu boasts a variety of eclectic fare, from the Pork Wings appetizers to elevated pub favorites like Fish ‘n’ Chips and Beer Mac ‘N’ Cheese. Finish off your visit with an Irish Manhattan and the restaurant’s famously light and delicious Doughnut Holes. 7117 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.393.3205;

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Skeptical Chymist Don’t let the name throw you. The Irish restaurant and pub got the moniker from a book written by Irishman Robert Boyle in 1627, which is now considered the cornerstone of modern day chemistry. A nod to authentic Irish cuisine is sprinkled throughout the menu here. Start with the hand-cut Pub Fries with a side of Jameson maple sauce, or dig into a Belfast Burger, Real Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, or Corned Beef & Cabbage. Round out your visit with Baileys Bread & Butter Pudding or another round of Oatmeal Stouts. 15688 N. Pima Road, Ste. #C6, Scottsdale; 480.609.8677; SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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With a nod to the Temple Bar district in Ireland, Temple Bar is an indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant where you can throw back a pint of Guinness in a friendly, buzzing atmosphere. Choose from 12 beers on tap, and a menu that caters to every taste. Smothered Tater Tots, Hot Pretzels and Cheese Curds get you off to a pub-style start, or save room for the Corned Beef & Eggs Hoagie or Reuben sandwich. 17050 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.429.4520;

Clancy’s Pub Scottsdale Opening bright and early at 6 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Clancy’s Pub will be kicking the day off with Green Eggs and Ham, and the full regalia of green beer and Irish favorites. The family-owned pub serves everything from traditional American pub food to pizza, to Irish-inspired dishes like Irish Nachos—tater-tots loaded with seasoned ground beef and Clancy’s jalapeño cheese sauce. Clancy’s even has your post-Paddy’s day covered with its breakfast Hangover Special. 4432 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.8797;

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill With a variety of more than 25 craft, imported and domestic beers on tap, thirst won’t be an issue at Scottsdale Fashion Square’s new gastropub and grill. Dark woods and dim lighting give this upscale pub an intimate feel of being hunkered down against the cold. The mouthwatering menu has a playful edge with dishes like Tempura Fried Green Beans, IPA Beer Battered Fish & Chips, and brick oven pizzas and flatbread. At Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, #1423, Scottsdale; 480.284.7292;

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My two favorite dishes on the menu are the Vegan Miso Ramen and the Classic French Bistro Steak Frites. WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE A CHEF?

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If I wasn’t a chef I would probably be a beer brewer or winemaker. The Upton is open for happy hour, dinner and Sunday brunch. 7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale; 480.991.6887; www.


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Bag It Handbag with cut-out pattern, Inzi, $159 at Classy-Jazzy Cutique, 480.970.1894. Flower Power Flower design leggings, Shinestar, $59 at Classy-Jazzy Cutique.

(Clockwise from top) The Tops Dress Up Flowy top, Young Fabulous Multicolor dress, MSGM, & Broke, $28.99 at Urban $165 at To Be Continued… Exchange, 480.948.6343. A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Into The Wild “Nephthy” maxi dress, Comfy & Cozy $249 at Elan Style, Poncho top, Planet, call for pricing 480.941.5575. at A Cool Breeze, 480.663.3182.


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As the name implies, this highly concentrated exfoliating cleanser covers all the bases. The potent Amazonian superfruit, camu camu berry, delivers 30 times more vitamin C than an orange—leaving skin bright and firm while diminishing the appearance of lines and uneven skin tone. Baltic amber exfoliates clogged pores, while bamboo and rice powder gently cleans. $45 at www.peterthomasroth. com and select Sephora stores.

topping cellular build-up in its tracks, exfoliating facial powders are the newest superheroes of radiant skin. Part topical exfoliator, part cleanser, and part fairy dust, the latest formulations are packed with innovative and highly effective ingredients. Plus, you can easily integrate one into your daily routine and customize the experience to your needs. Add more water to your powder for a light, daily cleanse or less for a denser, more exfoliating experience. You can even mix the powder in with your own daily gel or oil cleanser for the best of both worlds. Either way, the beauty of this fresh crop of grime-fighters is that in powder form, they last forever. And more good news: these no-spill powder formulas make the perfect travel companion. Here are six that are hard to resist.


Used for centuries to sustain a youthful complexion in Eastern cultures, Japanese exfoliating powders are traditionally made from dried bean grains and rice bran. The powder is then transformed into a paste when mixed with oil or water. Boscia (pronounced b-sha) took the traditional formulation a step further by drying the grains and then coating them in antioxidant-rich Tsubaki oil. The result is a gently exfoliating cleanser that balances, nourishes and protects skin. $36 at www.boscia. com and select Sephora stores.


This two-in-one wonder wash uses a refined, plant-based exfoliant to buff away dead skin cells and impurities. A blend of purified nanosulfur and arbutin work together to brighten, exfoliate, purify and calm skin, while the antioxidant compound Genistein helps prevent DNA damage. $37 at

The science behind this bottle is mindboggling. Formulated with BareMineral’s proprietary RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, the powder delivers 72 skin-renewing macro and micro minerals extracted from dense soils around the world. Colloidal oatmeal and natural rice powder sooth skin, while yucca extract gives this power powder a frothing action when activated with water. $26 at www. and select Ulta stores.


Finely crushed shells from the argan nut mingle with rice powder to refine and brighten the complexion. Natural antioxidants, including tea tree, ginkgo biloba and green tea, team up to battle blemishes and blackheads while balancing and renewing skin. Activate the powder with water or with Josie’s cult classic Argan Cleansing Oil for a creamier, luxury spa experience. $40 at and select Sephora stores.


A fusion of the science of spa, this professional-grade treatment banishes dead skin without sapping skin of moisture. Natural scrubbing agents polish away dullness while arbutin works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. Loaded with hyaluronic acid, the cleanser gives skin a final hydration boost. $60 at and Bliss Spa at the W Scottsdale Hotel, 877.862.5477.

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Being a blue eyed blond I was worried that my eyebrows would look done but Rachell has been custom blending her own colors for each person for over twenty years so I trusted her to get the right shade and shape. I love the arch she gave me! It was like getting an instant lift! I get so many compliments on how my eyeliner enhances my lash line and makes my blue eyes just pop! But it still looks super natural! —Tina Clemmons President/Owner De Novo Scan, Clinical Thermography

I am a breast cancer survivor and my Doctor trusts her patients to Rachell for the final phase of Breasthetics (3-d nipple tattoo and areola restoration) after breast cancer. My tatas are gorgeous thanks to Rachell! After that I totally trusted her to do my eyeliner, which I loved, so then I even did my Eyebrows and Lips! —Ellen Elson Realtor/Luxury Private Listings

I was most impressed with Rachell’s conservative approach to permanent makeup, she really stresses you can always add more and that made me comfortable. She is such a color genius and so experienced. I love that now I can just get up and go. —Dawn Billings Heartlink Founder, Creator of Primary Colors Personality Test

For over 20 years Rachell Hall has eased the makeup woes of an international clientele with her exclusive perfected signature procedures. Be beautiful at breakfast and still look fresh at four! Work out or go out your permanent make up will be perfect! Save time with any procedure. Always natural, always pretty, always perfect. Don't you deserve wash and wear beauty? • Powder soft eyebrows create the illusion of fullness, frame your eyes with the perfect arch, and of course save all that time in the morning! • Smokey eyeliner, never smears, enhances your lash line and eliminates daily tugging at delicate eye tissue • Custom contoured lips- naturally full and blushed lips with contour and colors blended just for you! • Restores lip fullness without the "duck lip effect" and eliminates lipstick bleeding into fine lines • Breasthetics, 3-d nipple areola restoration post mastectomy

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Price as Tested: $28,535 Seating: 5 Engine: 2.4-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder Horsepower: 180

The all-new Renegade is quirky, fun and “Trail Rated” BY JIM PRUETER

Fuel Economy: Not yet rated Fab Features: Great styling inside and out An authentic Jeep Lots of fun options and equipment


he hottest new auto craze is the subcompact sport utility vehicle class, with vehicles like Nissan Juke, Buick Encore, Subaru XV Crosstrek and others experiencing skyrocketing sales, up a whopping 55 percent last year, and climbing. With sales already up 41 percent, Jeep has introduced its own subcompact SUV—the all-new Renegade. Smaller and cheaper than the Jeep Cherokee, the boxy Renegade looks a bit quirky, with a character that is lovable without being cute (thankfully). Strong DNA immediately identifies it as a Jeep: the upright stance, flat windshield, searchlight headlamps, trademark seven slot grille, trapezoidal wheel arch from the original 1941 Jeep, and taillights


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that extend from the body, similar to those on the Wrangler. There’s also an X on the taillamps, a design that comes from a World War II gas can, which was stamped to make the can stronger. Klaus Busse, Chrysler Group’s head of interior design, says it’s one of many Easter eggs—unobtrusive art elements featuring historical images related to the Jeep brand—that are hidden throughout the vehicle. We won’t tell you where all of them are, but look for a Jeep grille, a topographic map of Moab, and other hidden design embellishments and fun surprises. The interior is well designed with supportive seats, big windows for excellent visibility, intuitive switchgear, an excellent Uconnect infotainment interface, and the optional “My Sky” removable roof panels over the front and rear seats. The Renegade is available in four models: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. Jeep put the “Trail Rated” badging on the Renegade, which is their certification that it’s capable enough to traverse some of the most difficult off-road trails in the world. I tested the Renegade on the trails of Hollister Hills, Calif., where it handled the rocks, mud and off-road difficulties with ease. There are two available engines, but you’ll want the 2.4-liter turbo (180-horsepower) mated to the nine-speed automatic transmission. The 1.4-liter turbo (160-horsepower) with a six-speed manual might be a sporty choice for some, but not me. Overall, Jeep wanted the new Renegade to be fun, capable, userfriendly and authentic. We think, “Mission accomplished.” Jeep will sell boatloads of them on styling and price alone. Automotive writer Jim Prueter is a spokesperson for AAA, and his auto reviews and travel stories appear nationally in print and online. You can catch him on several local TV stations, and can reach him at

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OUTTA THIS WORLD Home design inspired by outer space BY ANDREA BAZILUS

Let modern design and outer space collide in your home! From futuristic lounge chairs to a classic sunburst clock, these celestial accents are sure to be stellar in any space!

(Clockwise from top) Stilnovo metal starburst wall clock, $159 at 2B Mod, 480.941.8256. Stilnovo spoon lounge chair, $1,658 at 2B Mod. Jonathan Adler Santorini Pandora box, $78 at Jonathan Adler, 602.957.3056. Platner dining table, $3,572 at Design Within Reach, 480.970.8800. Platner dining chair, $3,112-$3,363 (fabric) at Design Within Reach. Random Light, $642-$686 at Design Within Reach. Fornasetti Soli e Lune candle, $190 at Barneys New York, 602.337.6000. Zoffoli Quadra globe, $395 at Barneys New York. Table lamp in sand chrome, $219 at Copenhagen, 602.266.8060. Artwork by Phoenix artist Michael David Little. Andrea J. Bazilus is an interior designer and the owner of Red Egg Design Group. She can be contacted at 480.619.9930 orÂ


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et into a hillside, with boulders, mountains and seemingly endless views surrounding it, this home is stunning both inside and out. Located at Windy Walk Estates at Troon, this four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath estate is 6,256 square feet, and offers such interior details as cross beam ceilings, stone fireplaces and accents, travertine and marble baths, custom ironwork, and more. There’s also a gourmet kitchen, wine room, formal living room with a full bar, and of course, a master with a sitting area. Having guests? They can enjoy the full guest house that is on the property. When you’re ready to be wowed by Mother Nature, peek out of any of the windows in the home, or take in the view from the backyard. There are amazing views of mountains, including Pinnacle Peak, as well as the Valley. If you’re outdoors, you can also enjoy the lagoon-style pool, large patio, and fire pit area. Listed at $2,450,000 with Lisa Lucky with The Luckys at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 602.320.8415.


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dental breakthrough can now correct receding gums without painful cutting and stitches – or the need to take time off work for recovery. Experts say the newly developed pinhole gum rejuvenation is quick, painless and can be done in the time it takes to eat lunch. Dr. Erik Svans and Dr. Steven C. Chang of Scottsdale's SC Dentistry is now offering the instant transformation of the defective gum line which will enable thousands of people achieve a healthy and beautiful smile immediately, virtually pain free and with no stitches and no downtime. Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue along the gum line. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease, the natural aging process or bad teeth brushing habits. When gum recession occurs the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed, meaning tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gum line and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness. Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is done by Dr. Erik Svans and Dr. Steven C. Chang numbing the gum tissue with a local anesthetic. Then a tiny entry point the size of a ballpoint pen tip is made above or below the teeth

being treated. Then, Dr. Erik Svans and Dr. Steven C. Chang passes specialized instruments carefully under the gum tissue to reposition it to cover the recessed area. Dr. Erik Svans and Dr. Steven C. Chang will then pass tiny collagen strips through the opening and insert them under the gum. The strips keep the tissue in place until the patients body produces new collagen to fix the receding gums. The procedure takes about an hour to an hour and a half depending on how many teeth are involved. The hole heals quickly and is almost undetectable in a day ERIK P. SVANS DDS or so. This revolutionary method replaces the old painful technique where tissue would have to be removed from the roof of the mouth and then be grafted into the area where the gum had moved away from the tooth. This was very painful, and consisted of stitches followed by two to three weeks of recovery time with pain medicine. The results were sometimes hit or miss. Don’t continue to suffer with the discomfort of sensitive teeth or be afraid to smile! SC Dentistry provides all aspects of Dental Care, from cleanings to full mouth rehabilitation and works STEVEN C. CHANG DDS with many insurance plans.


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ove wine? Imagine creating your own wine with grapes that are impossible to get as a consumer. Imagine producing your own ultra-premium, private label cabernet sauvignon. Imagine the experience of becoming a true Napa vintner—without paying millions for a winery. You can actually do all that. Only 1.3 percent of all the wines produced in the Napa Valley are from the Mount Veeder Appellation. Now, the Mount Veeder Magic Vineyards, located in the mountains of the Mount Veeder Appellation, is offering a unique experience to select guests—the opportunity to create a barrel’s worth of your own boutique and exclusive cabernet sauvignon. The vineyard (fun fact: it has appeared in two films—Black Rain and A Walk in the Clouds) is set on 80 acres, with 16 acres planted to grapes, and all sustainably and hand-farmed. The experience begins with grapes that are impossible to get as a consumer. After aging and refining them in French Oak barrels, the finished product is 288 bottles (24 cases) of an ultra-premium, limitedproduction cabernet, complete with your custom label. Karen Crouse, the owner, will take you through the process, from grape to bottle. The naturally low yield and highly concentrated fruit is hand-farmed, handpicked, and handcrafted. Each bottle is


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hand labeled, which is rare in the wine industry. Although other companies may offer bulk wine with your name on it, this is a truly premium wine-making experience. Crouse’s passion for what she does and the obvious love of her vines is contagious. With a sophisticated Fortune 100 corporation background, her Southern hospitality, and her wild yet feminine boots, she will melt your heart and make you feel like her only client. When you visit, she will share a barrel tasting of her current vintage(s). If you are up for a rugged adventure, she will take you through the rolling hills of her magical vineyard, showing you what great care and attention to detail she puts into getting the grapes from her vines to your bottles. “This is one of the most personal experiences my clients will have in their lives. My favorite step in the process is working with them to create their labels. I enjoy being a part of designing a label that imparts something significant in their world,” she says. “This is a truly bespoke experience, and likely not something any one they know already has.” The winery is located at 3379 Solano Ave., Ste. 220, Napa, Calif. $20,000 per barrel (the finished product is 288 bottles of finished wine). 866.750.2091 or www.

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Handmade Belts in Scottsdale

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places Seeing the London Sights




ondon is a bustling city filled with world-class shopping, high-end hotels, unforgettable theatre, some of the world’s best museums, and some of Europe’s best cuisine, easily making it one of the world’s most popular destinations.

Finding a Hotel in London London is filled with exceptional luxury accommodations, including The Ritz, The Savoy and The Lanesborough, but for a truly unique, luxury British experience, try The Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge (www. The Capital is a five-star boutique property on Basil Street, less than a block from Harrods and a five-minute walk to the designer shops on Sloane Street,

Hyde Park, and the Knightsbridge Tube Station. The hotel has 49 rooms and suites, a gourmet dining room, a cozy bar, and serves an elegant afternoon tea (opt for the champagne with your tea). From your hotel, you are a short walk to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Hyde Park is ideal for a lazy afternoon picnic or bike ride. You’re also about 10 minutes from the Victoria & Albert Museum (

Shopping in London The legendary Harrods is at the end of the block from The Capital. This massive store, with seven floors on 4.5 acres, is filled with every imaginable shop. Don’t miss the food halls on the ground floor—and be sure to pick up some of the famed French Ladurée macarons. There are international designers such as Dior, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel; luxury home goods including Fendi Casa; the Toy Kingdom; and shoes by Jimmy Choo, Prada and Louboutin. If you want to unwind after that long flight, book a treatment at Harrods Urban Retreat ( on the fifth floor. Harvey Nichols, another major department store that was once a favorite of Princess Diana, is about five minutes the opposite direction from the hotel. There are six floors of fashion, beauty, shoes, two MediSpas, a gourmet restaurant, a wine shop, and a food market. London’s most famous shopping street is Sloane Street. Also about five minutes from The Capital, it is lined with designer shops as Dior, Prada, Chanel and Hermès. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without taking in some of the iconic sights—but pick a few and don’t try to see everything in one visit. The Shard (www.theviewfromtheshard. com) is Western Europe’s tallest building, offering 360-degree views around London. The new View from The Shard experience takes you up to Level 69, where you can see for more than 40 miles across London. Brave visitors can opt to continue to the open-air deck on Level 72. The Coca-Cola London Eye is a fun experience. It is lovely to get off at the Westminster Tube Station in the shadow of Big Ben and walk across the Westminster Bridge over the River Thames to the giant wheel. You can purchase tickets in advance online at www. A great experience is to book the 40-minute London Eye River Cruise with your London Eye entry.

Experiencing Royal London and Everyday London Check out the royals with the Royal London Tour, which you can book through www. For £61 ($93), you get a three-hour guided tour of London with a visit to Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and entry into Buckingham Palace. During your visit to London, be sure to wander the back streets and markets. Pop into a neighborhood pub for a pint and traditional fish and chips. Ride a double decker bus. Picnic in the park. Even a casual stroll turns into an adventure.

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TOP: Orange wrap top, Prada, $59.95. PANTS: Tan and white striped flowy pants, Ella Moss, $34.95. BRACELET: Jeweled wide metallic bracelet, $14.95. All at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.


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TOP: White striped sheer top, J Brand, $24.95. SKIRT: Pink and purple floral skirt, Nanette Lepore, $69.95. Both at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.


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JACKET: Denim threequarter sleeve jacket, Max Mara, $59.95. TOP: Multicolored sheer top, Leofsdottir, $24.95. PANTS: Pink and brown animal print skinny pants, Moma, $17.50. HANDBAG: Green dual strap handbag, Michael by Michael Kors, $395. All at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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TOP: Yellow silk buttondown blouse, Equipment, $59.95. SKIRT: Neon green pleated skirt, Nanette Lepore, $49.95. HANDBAG: Pink mini messenger bag, Kate Spade, $125. All at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.


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DRESS: Multicolor maxi dress with side slits, Missoni, $195. BRACELETS: Gold and tan snap zipper bracelet, $14.95, rose gold leather braided bracelet, $17.50, white resin bangle bracelet, $19.95. All at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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TOP: Cobalt blue silk blouse with yellow cuffs, Equipment, $59.95. PANTS: Neoprene multicolor leggings, Cynthia Rowley, $39.95. SHOES: Neon yellow peep-toe Mary Janes, J. Crew, $24.95. HANDBAG: Pink “Saffiano” mini, Prada, $1,295. All at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.


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JACKET: Blue military jacket, Burberry, $145. TOP: Green and black animal print sheer tank, Isabel Marant, $49.95. SKIRT: Multicolor floral skirt, Milly, $34.95. All at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575.

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Waste Management Phoenix Open

It was time to hit the links for some of golf’s greatest players, as locals and visitors alike headed out to the TPC Scottsdale for days filled with golf and fun. Brooks Koepka was this year’s champion of the competition.

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Fifth Quarter Fashion Show at Fan Fest


Fan Fest Scottsdale rolled out the red carpet for this fashion show that showcased luxurious gowns, menswear, and sports gear from around the world. There were also live performances and celebrity appearances, and the money raised from the event benefited Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Fashionable Kid is a Fashionable Mom

Naomi Flam and Alias Jost Howard Grant and Amber Todd

Designer Show at London Gold

This designer show showcased the jewelry designs of both international and local designers, including HERA, I. Reiss, and Elizabeth Silber.

Orly Schulgasser and Elizabeth Silber

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Suits and Sneakers

Suits and Sneakers was held in conjunction with Elevee Lifestyle, Phoenix Fashion Week and the W Scottsdale, where the event was held. The event featured music and a fashion show, and was hosted by NFL Pro Bowler Odell Beckham Jr. Tyler Massey and Erika Frantzve

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Gazelle makes a difference in the way people look and feel about themselves! Gazelle is a certified and licensed aesthetician/laser technician. Her clients have often said that she has “changed their lives,” instilling confidence about their appearance. Experience an unsurpassed level of quality and personal care with a focus on relaxation, comfort in a calming atmosphere.

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This Super Bowl Party was hosted by Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay, and co-chaired by Matt and Erika Williams and Linda and Bill Pope. Guests enjoyed a performance by Jordin Sparks, a 100 lb. Tammy Coe edible replica of the University of Phoenix Stadium, and more. The event raised $1.1 million.

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All-Star Benefit

Co-hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Randall McDaniel, this Hall of Fame Players Foundation event, which was part of Super Bowl week, included a concert by Eddie Money, as well as other celebrity performers.

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24th Annual Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose

Held at WestWorld of Scottsdale, the country’s top chefs joined some of the NFL’s greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the country. The organization’s national celebrity spokesperson, Alyssa Milano, was also on hand. Guests were also treated to a concert by country group Little Big Town. John Segale and Lauren Oneto

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GiGi’s Playhouse Grand Opening

This event marked the grand opening of GiGi’s Playhouse. VIPs and the community came out to celebrate, as well as Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane.

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill VIP Opening Party

This event celebrated the grand opening of the new Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill that opened at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Guests enjoyed food and drink samplings, and a portion of the proceeds benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Christine Robbins and Elisa Aguilar

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One bite of the food here, and your taste buds will think they’re in France. Bistro du Lac was founded by two longtime French-born friends and is both a French bistro and bakery. For lunch, there are salads, crepes, quiche and sandwiches. For dinner, try such dishes as the Bouillabaisse or Boeuf Bourguignon. And the bakery? Ahh… everything from croissants to cakes. Open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on the weekends. 8320 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.203.2075; MARCH 2015 |

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ou’re a responsible consumer; you shop local whenever possible and seek out small businesses to support. You’d even grow all your own vegetables and raise your own chickens if you had the time. If you lack a green thumb or the desire to wake up to the sound of chickens frolicking in your backyard, there is one place where you can go to find some of the best local vendors all in one place. A farmers market offers local vendors the opportunity to get their products in front of curious consumers in a relaxing environment without all the stress and red tape of a brick-and-mortar location. There are, however, several vendors that participate in markets that do have physical locations, but those owners will be the first to tell you that there is a different vibe at a market; a sense of community and a gathering of like-minded consumers.


to help stock their fridges and pantries with ingredients for their signature dishes. McClendon’s Select has an impeccable reputation for their produce, and is highly lauded by local chefs. McClendon’s Select’s fresh citrus, dates and honey cannot be duplicated—the freshness and loving detail to the crop is tasted in each and every bite. Find McClendon’s Select at the Old Town Scottsdale, Uptown and Town & Country farmers markets.

Looking to have your home stocked with the freshest produce each and every week? Crooked Sky Farms offers a Our favorite vendors, and generous CSA (Community Supported where to find them Agriculture) program that you can enroll in and pick up each and every Saturday BY TARYN JEFFRIES morning, ensuring that you have the most delightful in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs available in the Valley. For a minimal Looking for fruits and vegetables so fresh they fee, you are not only getting a prime product, but you are also helping to support a local farm. still have a little dirt on them? Find Crooked Sky Farms at the Old Town Farmers Market and Smaller, boutique farms are always on hand with the freshest the Downtown Phoenix Public Market. produce available. Many Valley restaurants rely on these farmers


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food files Looking for the perfect reason to binge on carbs? For Noble Bread, the process of procuring the ingredients used in creating their artisan breads is not taken lightly. Only organic, GMO-free flours and levain starter are used in each and every loaf, which takes an awe-inspiring 36 hours to create. They offer a new grain or seed-specific bread using some of the most unique grains available, and their baking process results in a crisp crust and pillowy interior for a unique experience whether you incorporate it into a sandwich or enjoy it all on its own. Find them at the Old Town Scottsdale, Uptown, Roadrunner Park and Downtown Phoenix farmers markets. Fabio on Fire brings an array of authentic Italian recipes to the market in the form of cookies, pastries and breads. With recipes that go back generations, originating in Southern Italy, Chef Fabio Ceschetti built on family tradition by studying culinary arts in Italy to build on that legacy, which led to Fabio on Fire. By using the freshest, high-quality local ingredients, the company works to promote and sustain organic living and environmentally friendly farming. You can top all of that off with the fact that the items they bring to the market are unique and interesting. Their Biscotti Alle Mandole is the perfect texture to pair with a cappuccino or a coffee. Find them at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market.

Pick a Peck of Pickled… Anything The family that pickles together… creates an amazing line of products. With almost 20 different products, Pickled Perfection makes certain you’ll be able to find something for every taste. The products are created with the highest-quality vegetables, and cleaned and processed using a cold pickling process and a combination of gourmet spices intended to complement and intensify the flavor of the produce. There are pickles, of course, along with mushrooms, asparagus, green beans and celery. There are also specialty products like beets, eggs, garlic, red peppers, carrots, Brussel sprouts, and so many more. These products will definitely add a little spice to your table. Find them at the Old Town Scottsdale, Carefree, Roadrunner, and Town & Country farmers markets.

Get Saucy

Feeling a Little Cheesy? Ask anyone and they will tell you, the more that you focus on their efforts and provide an encouraging and supportive environment, the more one will thrive. This is as true for goats as it is for people. The pampered goats at Fossil Creek Creamery are contributing to the luscious and velvety cheeses and fudge that the company creates. Fossil Creek boasts eight different flavors of soft cheeses, from plain, chive and lavender pepper, all the way to Shiraz wine and berry. They also have a flavorful Havarti cheese, and five different flavors of fudge. Find them at the Old Town Scottsdale and Uptown farmers markets.

Meat Your dinner If you’re looking for the best local grass-fed meats, you can catch Rocking R Farms at the market every Saturday with their highquality meats. The grass-fed animals at the farm have been raised on chemical-, pesticide- and insecticide-free grass pastures, where they are allowed to roam and dine on hydroponically grown barley grass with hay grass supplements. The animals here might eat

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better than you at times! You can purchase Arizona-raised poultry, lamb, pork, beef, or their beefalo, which is a clever mix of bison and cattle that results in a sweeter and juicier product that is milder than traditional beef. Find them at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market.


Christopher Costantino has created a line of fresh and flavorful sauces based on his grandmother’s recipes. Costantino’s Kitchen’s sauces are all based on garlicinfused oil, and are the perfect mixture of spices and herbs that will instantly transform a drab pasta night into something you will want to repeat again and again. With offerings like the classic Tomato Basil, Artichoke Heart with Sun Dried Tomato, Crimini Mushroom with Roasted Garlic, and Puttanesca, you’ll easily find a flavor to suit your family’s tastes. Find them at the Arcadia and Old Town famers markets.

Get a Taste of the Sweet Life The idea of an entire company dedicated to sweet pillowy marshmallows might make you think you’re in a dream of Willy Wonka proportions, but this is real, and Fluff It Gourmet Marshmallows really exists. There are so many amazing creations, from Naked Fluffs for the purist that are anything but plain to the Horchata, Churro and Coffee Mocha variations. You can also treat yourself to fluffs with tasty additions like mint chocolate chips or toasted coconut. Want to dress up your fluff even more? Put it on a stick, cover it in chocolate, or add it to a cookie. Pretty much any way you can imagine a marshmallow, they can do it for you! Find them at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market and the Momma’s Organic Market.


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The new cocktail trend? Tea Peach Bellini Punch


 EACH BELLINI PUNCH P 1-2 tsp. TeaRoyalty Peach Bellini Green Tea 12 oz. bourbon 6 oz. fresh lemon juice 4 oz. simple syrup Lemon peel or peach slice (garnish) Soak tea leaves in bourbon overnight and strain. Mix together all other ingredients. Serve in an old fashioned glass with garnish.


ea is an amazingly versatile beverage,” says Chris Sossaman, a local tea educator and founder of TeaRoyalty, an Arizona purveyor of fine loose leaf teas that recently launched a cocktail-inspired line available Valleywide. But, while the idea of these uniquely flavored teas like Peach Bellini, Pink Champagne, Mighty Mojito, Royal Icewine and Piña Colada Green sounds delicious, can actual tea be used as an ingredient in a cocktail itself? Yes! According to Sossaman, the basic guideline in creating great “TeaTails” is to start with a good loose-leaf tea, and then simply add something sweet, something sour, and a spirit. “Voilà, instant party,” says Sossaman, who shares some popular local TeaTails from Valley menus, as well as some recipes to try at home.

LOCAL MENU SPOTLIGHTS DIRTY CHAI MARTINI AT STEAK 44 3 oz. Grey Goose vodka 2 oz. chai tea syrup 1 oz. simple syrup 1 oz. espresso 1 oz. cream Shake over ice and serve up in a martini glass with three espresso beans. Serves one.

ROYAL ICEWINE TEATAIL 1 oz. brewed and chilled TeaRoyalty Royal Icewine 1½ oz. vodka ½ oz. grenadine syrup Blackberry (garnish) Pour 1 cup of just-boiled water over 1-2 tsp. of Royal Icewine black tea. Brew six minutes, then strain and cool. Combine with other ingredients and shake with ice. Serve in a martini glass, with garnish.

Philadelphia Fish House Punch at Second Story Liquor Bar

 HILADELPHIA FISH HOUSE PUNCH P AT SECOND STORY LIQUOR BAR 1 bottle Christian Brothers Brandy 1 bottle Appleton VX Rum ½ bottle peach brandy 1 deli container fresh lemon juice 2 deli containers simple syrup 1 pitcher iced black tea ½ pitcher water Combine all ingredients in a large punchbowl or insulated Cambro container and store. Serves 20 or more. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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MIGHTY MOJITO TEATAIL 2 oz. brewed and chilled TeaRoyalty Mighty Mojito Herbal Tea 1½ oz. white rum ½ oz. simple syrup ½ oz. lime juice Splash of club soda Sprig of mint (garnish) Brew one-to-two tsp. of tea in one cup of boiled water and allow to cool for at least 10 min. and strain. Mix with the first four ingredients and serve on the rocks with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.


ELDERBERRY FAIRY ½ oz. TeaRoyalty Very Elderberry Simple Syrup 1½ oz. botanical gin ½ oz. pomegranate juice 1 splash club soda To make simple syrup, simmer one cup of water with one cup of sugar, pour over two Tbsp. Very Elderberry loose leaf tea. Steep until cool, strain into a sterile bottle or jar (makes one cup). Mix with other ingredients, except club soda. Shake in cocktail shaker. Serve in Collins glass with a splash of club soda.

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


BURGER N’ FRIES If you or a member of your family have dietary restrictions, specifically gluten-related, and have come across issues with getting a great burger, you are in luck. Burger N’ Fries is proud to serve all natural grass-fed beef on locally produced, gluten-free buns. Their hot dogs and French fries are also gluten-free, along with many of their custard ice cream creations. The dining room was created with recycled materials, which just goes to show that the proprietors are really concerned about providing the most overall organic experience for their diners. 10392 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.948.2623;; $ THE CAPITAL GRILLE The Capital Grille can fulfill a variety of dining needs. The atmosphere provides an opulent and posh feel, ensuring that you will feel like a king as you dine on a Delmonico steak in the dining room or nosh on their Mini Tenderloin Sandwiches at the bar. 1689 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.348.1700;; $$$ CENTRO LOUNGE The Montelucia is host to one of the most beautiful and relaxing resort pools, and I can already imagine lounging by the pool and having a light salad or flatbread delivered to a cushy cabana. The menu consists of classic dishes and signature libations. Try their blackened fish tacos or the Centro Burger Sliders with an Apple or Champagne Mojito to drink. Relax in a gorgeous setting with the crisp, fresh flavors of Centro Lounge. 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley;; $$

ELI’S AMERICAN GRILLE This locale offers it all—a restaurant, bar, sports bar, live entertainment and dancing, as well as meeting spaces. The menu includes everything from salads to sandwiches to burgers to seafood. Live music is offered four nights a week, and someone is always dancing. 7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.948.9800; www.elisbar. com; $$ METROPOLIS Set amidst the Camelview Optima Condos you’ll find a garden courtyard that will make you forget that you are in the heart of Scottsdale. Metropolis offers an array of intoxicating cocktails and comforting entrées; the Kolkata Chicken Curry is a delightful nod to an exciting Indian dish. A definite treat here is dining on the patio. You’ll find yourself surrounded by delicate vines cascading over railings, lovely fountains, and inviting and cushy couches—it’s the perfect backdrop for a lazy weekend nosh. 7137 E. Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale; 480.621.6339; www.metropolisaz. com; $$ TOM’S THUMB FRESH MARKET An artisan market, car wash, wine bar and bbq joint all in one place? Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market is a one-stop-shop for all the things you didn’t know you needed. Enjoy their brisket sandwich or a half rack of St. Louis Ribs, get your car washed and detailed, and pick up a unique gift all at this eclectic and charming spot. 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.8186;; $$ VILLAGE TAVERN Offering up comfort food at its best, Village Tavern has an extensive menu with something for everyone, and it provides an environment as cozy as their dishes. From burgers, pizzas and salads to steaks and fish tacos, you’ll have a hard time picking a favorite. Opt for their Grilled Meatloaf for a new spin on an old favorite. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.6445;; $$


ARI SUSHI Ari Sushi offers a variety of Japanese dishes that will please the tastes of everyone in your party, from sushi to teriyaki. Using only the freshest ingredients available and an artful touch, your dishes will arrive to your table with a beautiful presentation and will taste as good as they look. Besides excellent dinner options, they offer up three rolls for $13 at lunchtime. 29605 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.585.9709;; $$ FOOSIA Love Asian food but find that there are dishes that you wish had a little more of this or a little less of that? Foosia is a fast-casual concept that allows the diners to create their own masterpiece with their choice of any of the 25 ingredients. Their house made sauces add a little excitement to your noodle or rice bowl. Combine crispy tofu, wok glazed veggies, and the Foo Foo Mango-Lime sauce with your choice of toppings, and you have an exciting, fresh and fun option for dinner. 13610 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.389.1520;; $ MARCH 2015 |

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guide GEISHA A GO GO Looking for a date night with all the flash and flair of an anime cartoon? Geisha A Go Go should be your go-to. From the Japanese video games to the karaoke rooms, this place is a party just waiting for your arrival. Geisha is host to an impressive and lively happy hour. The vibe here is young and a little rowdy. Don’t leave without ordering the Hello Kitty. 7150 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.699.0055;; $$ GEORGE & SON’S ASIAN CUISINE If you are looking to indulge in the flavors indicative to the regions of Southeast Asia, you’ve found the right place. Choose from Hong Kong Ribs, Vietnamese Chicken, Singapore Chow Fun, or any one of George’s own fusion creations and enjoy a unique and superb dining experience. They also offer a wine list sure to complement any menu choice. 11291 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale; 480.661.6336;; $$ HIRO SUSHI What Hiro Sushi lacks in bells and whistles it makes up for in fresh seafood and bold flavors. This local secret is a foodie favorite based on its great service and highly talented sushi chefs. Grab a spot at the highly coveted sushi bar and enjoy the show. The sushi chefs will entertain you with their skill, as well as their keen sense of humor. The Sushi Dinner is your best introduction to their menu and abilities. 9393 N. 90th St., Scottsdale; 480.314.4215;; $$ INCHIN BAMBOO GARDEN The cuisine here is a blend of Indian and Chinese, and the fusion results in an exciting and flavorful blend. The space is adorned with antiques and treasures from Beijing to Shanghai. The comprehensive menu features a mix of standard and vegetarian options. The table-side sauces allow you the option of kicking up the spice level if desired. 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley; 480.306.6883;; $$ TOYAMA Whether you are looking for innovative contemporary dishes or classic Japanese cuisine, Toyama shines on all fronts. Those at the helm of the sushi knives here are experts at crafting a balance of stellar flavors and quality ingredients. 23415 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.1221;; $$$


D’LISH If you’re looking for a healthy way to start the day, look no further than D’Lish. Here you’ll find a variety of healthy breakfast options, regarless of any dietary restrictions you might have. Whether you need gluten- or dairy-free options, or something packed full of protein, you’ll find it on the menu here. Give their Oatmeal Our Way a try–with organic quinoa, vanilla macaroon granola, syrup and fresh fruit, it’s a delicious, soul-warming way to start a great day. 2613 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.247.8537;; $ PERK EATERY The popularity of this breakfast joint will almost guarantee a wait, but it will be worth it the moment your meal arrives. The restaurant is

family-run and owned, and features a Midwest mentality that will ensure that you will get to know a little about the staff before you’re done with your coffee. 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.998.6026;; $$ THE EGG I AM Whether you are looking for a decadent or light breakfast, The Egg I Am fits the bill. Their Crab Cake Benedict is sinfully decadent, while their Vera Cruz Chicken & Avocado Omelet is de-“light”full. If you have room, make sure you try their Salted Caramel Mocha Hot Chocolate. It is rich and full of so many levels of dangerous goodness. 10155 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale; 480.451.3447;; $$


FORNO FABBRI 1949 This Italian bakery has been using the same craft cooking method and family recipes since 1949—and there’s a reason why. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. From breakfast dishes to pizza to paninis to entrées, they offer everything. There are also cheese tasting plates, salumi tasting plates, and more. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale;  480.907.5202;; $-$$ LA BOCCA WINE BAR & URBAN KITCHEN This relaxed yet sophisticated wine bar offers 100-plus hand-selected wines, draught and bottled beers, a full bar, house-made lemoncelleo, sangria, and more. The food options include small plates, salads, bruschetta planks, a variety of house-made pastas, and pizzas, all made from locally sourced ingredients. 5415 E. High St., Ste. 127, Phoenix; 480.840.1799;; $$ LA FONTANA TRATTORIA-PIZZERIA This Italian eatery is garnering a lot of praise for providing an authentic European feel. With their house-made pastas, exquisite sauces, personable service and approachable prices, the praise is sure to keep coming in. A first-try dish would include the Capellini Alla Checca, a simple-seeming dish, but with the proper ingredients and preparation the flavors sing in perfect delicious harmony. 8018 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.5100; $$ POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA This is the only restaurant locally to offer a truly authentic Neapolitan Pizza. In fact, the pizza is certified by the V.P.N. Verace Pizza Napoletana and the A.P.N. Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani from Italy. In addition to authentic Italian pizzas—which are all homemade, of course—Pomo offers salads, soups, pastas and paninis. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366;; $ RISTORANTE ARRIVEDERCI Offering up healthy yet delicious Italian dishes, Arrivederci will make it hard for you to say goodbye. They serve up consistently fresh and delightful dishes complete with Italian hospitality. The traditional menu options will warm your Nona’s heart. The Vitello Limone e Carciofi is a great option, as it is light and packed with flavor from the artichoke hearts and capers contrasting with the refreshing white wine sauce. 7101 E. Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale; 480.922.8225;; $$ SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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THE SIDE DOOR CORNER STORE The Side Door Corner Store presents an uncomplicated menu that will please any of your diners as easily as your wallet. You are guaranteed great food, prices and service. Choose from a variety of specialties, like their Dumplings de ’Grande, grilled wings, and pizzas with a Brooklyn-style crust. With nothing on the menu over $16, they make dinner an easy choice. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.4484;; $$ VITO’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RISTORANTE Vito’s has successfully blended Northern and Southern Italian styles of cooking while using the freshest ingredients, so much so that you will feel like you’re in your Nona’s dining room. Generous servings of Chicken Cannelloni, Seafood Lasagna and Rigatoni alla Vito’s are just some of the customer favorites, as well as their specialty thin crust pizzas, hearty sandwiches and refreshing salads. 10999 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.664.8260;; $$


NAYA MEDITERRANEAN This Mediterranean spot brings an elevated elegance to what may seem to some as casual fare. The menu is a melding of Middle Eastern- and Italian-style options. Entrées are large enough for sharing and are priced very well for the size. You can’t go wrong with any of the traditional appetizers, and the Jenne’s Penne might just change the way you look at chicken. 8877 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.355.6600;; $$ PARS PERSIAN CUISINE If you are looking for authentic Persian food, you can’t do any better than Pars Persian Cuisine. Their Chicken Sultani is tender and juicy from their secret marinade. They have a vegetarian dolmeh entrée that could make you forget all about meat! Make sure to take a little food home so that you have room for their Persian ice cream sandwiches. 11144 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.551.3222;; $$ ZOE’S KITCHEN Whether you are looking for a quick, healthy lunch; a filling and guilt-free dinner out; or are wanting to pick up something you can feel good about bringing home for dinner, Zoe’s Kitchen has all you need. The Mediterranean-inspired dishes are made fresh daily and with your health in mind. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.3288;; $


CIEN AGAVES TACOS & TEQUILA With 15 different types of tacos and 100 tequilas, this restaurant has the makings of a great place to kick back with friends and create your own fiesta, no matter the day. Huge portions, handcrafted margaritas, festive décor, and great customer service make this out-ofthe-way spot worth looking for. 7228 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale; 480.970.9002;; $$ SALT & LIME MODERN MEXICAN GRILL With Mexican fare being pretty much a staple here in the Valley, it’s always fun to experience different interpretations. Salt & Lime boasts casual and classy Mexican cuisine, and I think

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guide that the simple yet artful approach to their menu items proves this to be true. Start off with the requisite chips and salsa, and choose between their five different salsas of varying degrees. Then move straight into any one of their 12 creative taco combinations. Don’t skip the bar offerings—I hear the drink menu is phenomenal. 9397 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.661.5463;; $$ SUMO MAYA When approaching this restaurant located in a business park, you more than likely won’t expect what is found on the other side of the doors. Sumo Maya is a fusion of Mexican and Asian cuisines. The bright décor offers a hint as to the festiveness of the flavors in their dishes. The quirky and creative bent that is lent to the food is well received in items like their five different kinds of guacamole–and that’s just to start! 6560 E. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.397.9520;; $$ THE BLIND PIG | HOBE MEATS This clever little spot is home to a café, butcher shop and bar. Pop in and order some specialty cuts of meat and enjoy some impeccable dishes while you wait. The Short Rib Tacos are perfectly tender and hold just the right amount of spice, and the House Rice is an interesting combination of sweet, salty and spicy. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.1055;; $$  THE MISSION This highly lauded spot provides a sophisticated backdrop to your dinner. Pork is king at The Mission, with the Pork Belly Pibil and the Crispy Pork and Cola Lime Glaze are two of the best interpretations of pork belly in the Valley. All menu items offer vibrant flavors and the Spanish-influenced ambiance make this a great date spot. 3815 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.636.5005; www.themissionaz. com; $$$


5TH & WINE The name alone may trick you into thinking that only charcuterie is available with your wine selections, but you would be dead wrong and really missing out if you passed this little spot by simply because of the name. The majority of the menu items have an Italian influence, and obviously all pair well with their available wines. Not sure which glass to choose for your meal? The staff here are well versed and eager to help you pick the perfect pairing. 7051 E. 5TH Ave., Scottsdale; 480.699.8001;; $$ BINK’S SCOTTSDALE Bink’s Scottsdale is one of four restaurants created by Chef Kevin Binkley and his wife, Amy. Open every day for lunch, happy hour and dinner, as well as a sought-after Sunday Brunch, you’ll find dishes crafted by one of the best local chefs using the best available local ingredients. I may be biased in my love of beets, but their salad features a huckleberry vinaigrette and as Moon River taught us, these should be your friend. 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.664.9238;; $$$ BRITTLEBRUSH CAFE & BAR Whether you are on property for a staycation

or if you have popped over for a dining experience, Brittlebrush is serving up gastro-pub favorites. With kitchen creations that use only ingredients from the best regional purveyors, you’re sure to find something to tempt the tastes of all your guests. 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.624.1202; www.; $$ DERBY PUBLIC HOUSE Derby Public House brings a bit of Midwestern charm to Old Town with hearty dishes and that certain hospitality that can only be found in the center of the country. Here you’ll find hearty portions of whimsical dishes and fanciful cocktails. Have a go at their Lobster Mac & Cheese and savor the decadent cheesy goodness and round out your visit with a friendly game of Skee Ball. 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale; 480.999.3311;; $$ EDDIE’S HOUSE Eddie Matney is hands-down one of the most colorful chefs in the Valley. On any given night you can catch him working in the open kitchen or chatting up patrons. All the menu items will be a hit, but your best bet is to go with the nightly specials, as more often than not, Chef Eddie has come up with it on the fly. Great food with a side of humor is always on the menu. 7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale; 480.946.1622;; $$$ ZUZU Looking to experience all the kitsch and charm of the ’50s with all the culinary creativity of the present? Enter ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho. You’ll find five-star quality, service and food at this charming and comfortable restaurant. Their happy hour specials are unrivaled, so head on over and spend some time with ZuZu. 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.421.7997;; $$


COCONUT’S FISH CAFÉ Cocunut’s is an upscale fast-casual restaurant serving up fresh, flavorful seafood favorites with a playful beach-themed décor. Most dishes allow for you to choose the way the fish is prepared, whether it’s blackened, Asian or with a Southwestern flair. Their fish tacos are legendary, and the Seafood Chowder is rich, creamy and loaded with ono, mahi mahi, and clams. 16640 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.275.6690;; $$ HULA’S MODERN TIKI Hearkening back to the class and simplicity of the 1950s and ’60s, Hula’s Modern Tiki offers a classic American dining experience with a twist. You’ll find the predictable burgers and chicken dishes, but venture out of your routine and try their Spicy Thai Fish Cakes–they’re spicy, fresh, and definitely unpredictable. Their Butterfish (along with the other fish options) can be prepared six different ways, but the wasaby cream sauce with the blackened wasabi fish special really plays off of and enhances the light and delicate flavors of the fish. 7213 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale; 480.979;4852;; $$ SALT CELLAR The Salt Cellar has been a feature in the Valley since 1971, and consistently ranks among the MARCH 2015 |

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top seafood restaurants year after year. As the chef is able to procure different seasonal fish throughout the year, you will see their menu board often changing, which can equate to a new experience as the year goes by. One staple? They always have seriously large live Maine lobsters on the menu. If lobster isn’t your thing, you really can’t go wrong with any of the Salt Cellar Specialties. 550 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.1963;; $$$$ CHART HOUSE The Chart House is like a seafood desert oasis. While we may not have ocean views, the ducks swimming along the lake provide a beautiful backdrop for a romantic dinner out. One of hte more exciting features of the restaurant is the Southwest-inspired flavors that are incorporated into their seafood dishes. Their Coconut Crunchy Shrimp features crab fried rice with a citrus chili sauce that imparts a complex, sweet, and spicy flavor to the approachable dish. 7255 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.951.2250; www.chart-house. com; $$$$


BLT STEAK BLT Steak strives to meld the steakhouse experience with the ambiance and feel of a bistro. What you get from that incorporation is a feast for the eyes, as well as your belly. The aesthetics of the restaurant are intoxicating all by themselves, from the rich woods to their extensive wine selection that’s on display. Add in the decadent menu offerings and you will easily be drunk in love with this place. Their Prime Porterhouse for two is a perfect introduction to their menu. Make sure to add a little veggies to your dinner with their Broccoli Mac & Cheese. 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; 480.905.7979;; $$$$ EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD Feast on extremely fresh seafood in a sophisticated environment with an upbeat live jazz band. The menu provides a wide variety of seafood dishes, as well as steak offerings. The Scottish Salmon is a light, fresh option, and might counteract the decadent indulgence of the can’tpass-up Truffled Macaroni and Cheese. 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.730.4800;; $$$   FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR Whether you’re stopping in for happy hour or for dinner, you’ll be treated like royalty for the extent of your visit. The attentive service is rivaled only by the quality menu items, from the traditional cuts to their steak companions like the Lobster Tail. 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.596.8265;; $$$$ ORANGE SKY Housed inside Talking Stick Resort, Orange Sky is definitely somewhere you go if you are looking to impress. From the attentive staff, the breathtaking views and the intimate booths, you are sture to have a dinner to remember. Take advantage of the Chef’s Tasting Menu for a truly indulgent experience. 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale; 480.850.8606;; $$$$


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