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66 Event Flavors of Phoenix

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here is never a blank canvas or a dull moment for Katie Kral. A local artist whose star is on the rise, she describes her work as an artful blend of bold colors and textures with a twist.


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An appreciative audience can see the mix of materials in her work – acrylic paint, oil pastels, marker, paper, fabric, upholstery nails, string, and other household items such as envelopes. There is pain, joy, struggle and life in each piece she displays. If personality is said to be transposed on a canvas, Kral’s could be described as captivating. Kral wasn’t raised as an artist, nor did she hear the calling immediately. At four years old, she began by drawing cartoons in the margins of her books and on scraps of paper. It wasn’t until high school that she was inspired to think of her doodles as anything other than an outlet for boredom. A mural artist, Tina Gianatassio-Dia, happened to be doing some work in her mother’s home during Kral’s junior year. Over the next couple of years, GianatassioDia encouraged Kral to pursue a career in the arts and even hired her for her first mural job as a senior in high school. “Her encouragement and confidence in my abilities made me believe I had a shot at it,” says Kral, who is now commissioned to do portraits for celebrities and custom pieces for collectors. “I was struggling in other ways in my life, and I needed something to transport me from the pain.” The same year that Kral found her artistic talents was also the year that she began experiencing excruciating lower abdominal pain. Frequent visits to the doctor came back with varying diagnoses, but she later discovered she had endometriosis, an autoimmune disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found elsewhere in the body. Kral’s experiences with endometriosis can only be described as often

debilitating. She found that pain was not only a difficult thing to experience but also share with others. Empathy was sometimes in short supply. “If someone doesn’t understand endometriosis or has no desire to, then they simply will not ‘get it’ and the relationship starts to fail,” she says. “In addition to having empathetic people around, I have found that strong anti-nausea meds, strong painkillers, good doctors, eating very lowsugar diets, heating pads, lots of baths, taking care of my health, and acceptance are the ways I deal with the pain.”

The Upside of Pain At 28, Kral made the difficult decision to have a hysterectomy. This meant giving up her dream of biological children but also came with the hope that it would help the pain. Sadly, it did not. What it did do is inspire her work both on the canvas and in the community. “The pain of my disease meant I needed to choose my own schedule,” she says. “I found with painting that I could work during the ‘good’ times and let the

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tough times inspire my work. “For some women, their career or relationships run their life. In my case, after God, endometriosis and art run my life, and everything else has to fall into place after that. In a morbid way, I am lucky that the two work well together.” Kral is a passionate advocate of the Endometriosis Association, and a percentage of all proceeds from her paintings go back to the foundation to further research, awareness and support groups. “I am open about my experiences because it is who I am,” she says. “If I don’t talk about it, awareness will not increase, and there may never be a cure. Even if there is no cure in my lifetime, I hope that I can help make an impact in finding a cure for future endometriosis sufferers.” Despite her health struggles, Kral has become an acclaimed artist, growing fast in popularity both locally and nationally. Her work can be found in the gift shop at the Musical Instrument Museum, and she has been contracted for paintings at Google, Pulte and Del Webb. Kral also facilitated the restoration of the 1926 Historic Civic Plaza in Downtown Phoenix and was the featured artist for the 2013 Festival of the West at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Beyond creating custom pieces and exhibiting her artwork, every year Kral hosts shows at a number of charity events where a portion of proceeds are donated. The most recent was held last month at Blue Martini, where she showcased her speed-painting abilities alongside local speed painter Randall Hedden to benefit the local charity notMykid. Find out more and be inspired by Kral’s incredible work at www.artbykvk.com.


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Tips to volumize fine hair from Rodney Gentry, a full-service designer and hair color specialist at Sachi Studios Winter is a difficult time for those with fine hair, reveals top hair colorist and full-service designer Rodney Gentry. Based at Sachi Studios in Scottsdale, the color specialist is all too familiar with the misery that fine hair can bring with it. “Flyaway, static, limp, lifeless tresses and easy breakage are just a few of the complaints that clients with fine hair come to me with,” he says. “Many of them are sick and tired of feeling like they can’t do anything with their hair. When I show them how easy it is to achieve strength, brilliant color and outstanding volume, it really does come as something of a shock!” Gentry is referring to the Goldwell Kerasilk Repower range. Fusing engineered keratin, lightweight silk and elastin, the Repower range offers an in-salon and home care treatment specifically designed to tackle fine hair head-on. In the salon, the specialist product line includes a lightweight, volumizing shampoo; an intensive volume treatment; and a volume-intensifying post treatment. Bigger is most definitely better! “It’s the advanced science of the Kerasilk Repower range that works so well,” Gentry says. “Keratransform Technology™ (KT³™) is at the cutting edge of hair care and delivers powerful transformations for fine, flyaway hair.” The top colorist is delighted that the complementary home care products mean that his clients can continue

root to tip, building up its strength and making it easier to style and manage. That means superb color results in the salon, and hair that is easy to style day after day once the client is back at home. It’s the perfect combination.” For the fine-haired men and women in Scottsdale, it’s time to book a trip to the salon and deal with those dull, limp tresses once and for all. Strong, fullbodied hair with outstanding color has never been easier to achieve!

to enjoy fabulously colored, full-bodied tresses long after they leave the salon. The volumizing blow-dry spray is a particular hit – it’s one of those hair care products that, once discovered, becomes an essential part of any woman’s beauty repertoire. The volume-plumping cream is also a must for those looking for a smooth finish with plenty of body. Styling can be a real pain for those with fine hair, but advanced products such as the Kerasilk Repower range mean that long-lasting style and hold are no longer solely the domain of those with thicker locks. “Drooping curls and limp locks are a thing of the past, even in the winter months, which can be so unkind to fine hair,” Gentry says. “With Kerasilk Repower, the hair is nourished from

Rodney Gentry can be contacted at 480.639.2000, via rodneygentry@rodneygentry.com or at www.rodneygentry.com. Visit him at Sachi Studios, 10201 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 28, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.


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RECIPES IN HER ROOTS

Hera Ambrosio brings native Italian flavors to Scottsdale BY BRITTANY MARONEY PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

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n 1993, young Hera Ambrosio was told to say goodbye to her home on the coast of Puglia, Italy, and was swept to the desert of Scottsdale. She often compares it to feeling like she was transported to the moon. “Scottsdale was in the middle of nowhere back then and coming from Italy, it was very bizarre,” Ambrosio says. “I spoke little English and knew no one. Now, as an adult, I thank my parents for risking everything they had to give us a better future.” As the owner of North Scottsdalebased restaurant Casa Mia, Hera spins her father’s original recipes into flavorful, creative new dishes. “Cooking is an art and you’re either born with the talent or you’re not,” Ambrosio says. “It’s not just about following a recipe – anybody can do that. It’s a creative process. Just like a painter or a music composer, the end result is already in your head before you even start preparing it.” Now, as a single mom with a thriving restaurant and a town to once again call home, Hera is loving her exciting and sometimes hectic life. “Arizona is my roots now,” she says. “Sunshine is in my blood, and I love sharing my heritage’s flavors with this amazing city.”

Etc. What is one Italian dish from your homeland that you miss the most? Spaghetti con bottarga, which is spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, crushed red pepper and mullet roe. What restaurant would you recommend besides Casa Mia? Clever Koi! I live so far from that place – maybe it’s a blessing in disguise or maybe it’s misfortune, I’m not sure. If you haven’t been, go. The food is creative and their craft cocktails are marvelous. Any expansion plans? We expanded last year by opening CM2 Pizzeria & Bakeshop with my brother, Nantas. And yes, I absolutely would love to open other creative concepts around the U.S. I have a couple in mind already. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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FOR THE LOVE OF TITO’S Courtney Bennett talks cocktails, canines and the company she calls home BY BRITTANY MARONEY PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE SHOT AT THE PLAZA BAR AT FAIRMONT

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riginally from Los Angeles, Courtney Bennett made her way to the desert in 2002 to attend University of Arizona. Unbeknownst to her, the spirits world was about to come calling. “I was working at Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila as a bartender, and one day I was serving this guy who asked what tequila was my favorite,” Bennett says. “I ended up suggesting his own tequila to him, and I pitched it pretty hard. He was on the hunt for a local brand ambassador, and we later laughed about how my ‘job interview’ was right then and there.” Now an area manager overseeing Arizona and New Mexico for Tito’s Handmade Vodka – which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary – Bennett exudes passion for her industry. In fact, she claims to live by the old adage, “when you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Another thing she loves about her job is the man she works for: Tito Beveridge. “He’s a philanthropist who just happens to make what I consider to be the world’s greatest vodka,” Bennett says. “Giving is the core part of our brand, and it means so much to me that I am able to give and support nonprofit fundraising efforts as part of my job.”

Etc. What is your go-to adult beverage? A Tito’s Greyhound made with fresh grapefruit juice plus basil and a big wedge of grapefruit for garnish. What is one of your favorite charities that you work with? I love our “Vodka for Dog People” campaign. You can buy swag from our website, and all the proceeds go back to local pet charities. Check it out at www.vodkafordogpeople.com. Where is your favorite place to have a cocktail? There are so many great places in the Scottsdale area, and it’s only continuing to grow. I love The Vig McCormick Ranch because they named a cocktail after me and a colleague of mine, Damon Scott of Arizona Cocktail Week. Make sure you try the Bennett & Bubbles! SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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s the head of Scottsdale’s Palavela Home Showroom, Philip Johnson has grown to appreciate the elegant details that color his professional world. “I personally found my passion in the industry with fabrics,” he says of his work with interior design. “I love the complexity, variety and history that many textiles are created from.” Johnson’s zeal for sophistication holds true for his personal style, upheld by a simplistic wardrobe that has evolved into something quite timeless. “When you’re dealing with luxury products, it’s important to present yourself in accordance with the products you represent,” he says. For the Los Angeles native, this means preppy-yet-sporty pieces from Club Monaco and Bloomingdale’s and, of course, fabulous shoes. With a career that sends him running all over town, Johnson styles himself from the ground up. His versatile Nike Duckboots pair well with casual buttondown shirts and Mr. Turk jumpsuits, while Cole Haan loafers come in clutch for dressier occasions. On weeknights, after a whirlwind day of client meetings and never-ending e-mails, the self-described music lover can be found honing his skills in the kitchen. “I’m kind of a househusband,” he laughs. “I love cooking, but just like my style, my meals are simple and refined.”

THE ART OF SIMPLICITY Philip Johnson puts a sophisticated spin on wardrobe classics BY EMILY GLYNN PHOTO BY JAMES PATRICK

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When and where were you happiest? March 13-14, 2015. It was my wedding weekend in Palm Springs, California. We threw the most amazing party for our friends and family. It was perfect! What do you look forward to every summer? Long weekends in California. We tend to take three-day weekends to Los Angeles to escape the heat and relax. It seems to help mitigate the long summer. What inspires you? My inspiration comes mainly from classic trends and style; I love effortless beauty. I also love design and music. I’m pretty sure I would be miserable without music. I don’t know if it has any effect on my style, but it is really important in my life.


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her style

COOL AND CULTURED

Local jewelry designer Jetzy Mann shares the secrets behind her fearless style BY EMILY GLYNN PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

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etzy Mann’s eponymous jewelry line was somewhat of a beautiful accident, sparked by the undiscovered strength the former family support adviser saw in her clients. “Working with families and helping women regain their self-esteem made me realize my passion for helping women find the beauty within themselves,” says the proud mother of two. “The next few years, while I took some time off to raise my own family, I had the opportunity to develop exclusive relationships with jewelry designers from around the world.” The rest is history. Jetzy’s Jewelry was born in 2015, coloring the Valley with a vibrant potpourri of necklaces, bracelets and earrings inspired by indigenous folklore and Mann’s exotic Mexican heritage. Though balancing her mom duties with a blossoming career can be challenging at times, Mann has mastered the art of chic comfort, accessorizing her signature skinny jeans and Mexican embroidered tops with mix-and-match bracelets and exquisite handmade bags from her native country. “It’s easier to add [jewelry] to an outfit instead of changing it a thousand times to come up with that unique look,” she says. “No matter the time of year, a necklace, a ring or bracelet will always make your outfit more attractive.” Who is your role model and why? My husband. He is disciplined, organized, hardworking and professional. Business-wise, my role models are every indigenous woman who handcrafts items inspired by nature and loves creating original, authentic and beautiful things. Where would you most like to live? I love living in Scottsdale. It’s an ideal place to raise a family and enjoy life. But I would love to go back to the beach where I was raised in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. Where can people purchase Jetzy’s Jewelry? Sachi Salon & Spa, terés | a nail bar, and my website: www.jetzysjewerly.com. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I’m always posting new arrivals and great deals.

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WISH BALL

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1. Shoshana Simones, BCBG Max Azria dress.

7. Laurel Fong, Badgley Mischka dress.

2. Nicole Barrett, BCBG Max Azria dress.

8. Melissa Bouma, Michelle Mason dress.

3. Jessica Suzuki, Lurelly dress.

9. Katie Wilson, Alexis dress.

4. Tina Gibson, Shoshanna dress.

10. Evon Fig, Marchesa dress.

5. Kim Miller, BCBG Max Azria dress.

11. Catherine Anaya, Oscar de las Salas dress.

6. Margo Shein, Chelsea28 dress.

12. Shannon Thorpe, Fairweather dress.

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THE HONOR BALL

at The Phoenician BY ELIZABETH BARRY

1. Alex Chaplik, Theia dress.

7. Catherine Swaback, Betsy & Adam dress.

2. Shannon Bundschuh, Free People dress.

8. Caroline Schlack, Theia dress.

3. Lauren Brueckner, Badgley Mischka dress.

9. Sunny Castro-Marin, dress from private vintage collection.

4. Lauren Kenney, dress from Windsor.

10. Shelby Marcuzzo, Dress the Population dress.

5. Janet Glaser, Escada dress.

11. Lori Leavitt, dress from private collection.

6. Stacy Glaser, Lovers + Friends dress.

12. Dr. Karley Schneider, dress from private collection.

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It’s been a decade since the fashion blogging phenomenon began, and today, fashion bloggers are so much more than pretty faces snapping enviable photos. They’re now an accepted part of the fashion world, partnering with major brands, landing ad campaigns, and starring on magazine covers. And, many of them happen to have another role: Mom. From babies to Balenciaga, five local women are balancing motherhood with the life of a fashion blogger. Whether it’s shopping on a budget, ultra-feminine finds or boho influences, each style maven lends savvy inspiration to her fashionable fan base.

BY CHELSEA YOUNG AND GABBY RICHMAN PHOTOS BY MARK MORGAN SHOT AT HOTEL VALLEY HO, 6850 E. MAIN ST., SCOTTSDALE; 480.376.2600; WWW.HOTELVALLEYHO.COM.

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Kimberly Blank

OF LIVE LOVE BLANK

With a background in retail buying and interior design, fashion blogging was a natural fit for Kimberly Blank. As a newer blogger, hitting the blogosphere less than a year ago, and a very new mom – her daughters are 22 months and just over a month old – Blank has transferred her passion and stylish know-how to her blog, Live Love Blank. It’s through blogging that Blank has found a way to share her creativity and expertise in the worlds of fashion, design, beauty and motherhood, with a goal of inspiring other moms. The fashionista’s saving grace? Online shopping, where she says she gets almost all of her goodies, including the Marc Fisher wedges, big sunnies and floral dresses she says are summer must-haves.

What inspires you and your day-today fashion? I love clothing that fits well, makes me feel my best, and energizes me for the day. It’s amazing how a well puttogether look can uplift and motivate you. When did your love of fashion begin? By first grade, I was obsessed with Punky Brewster, and I, too, had to wear jelly bracelets covering my arms and a necklace loaded with charms. I’m still accessory obsessed! I think it’s just something you are born with. How has becoming a mother changed your wardrobe? Gone is the complicated clothing, meaning anything that requires you to watch what you eat or fashion tape. Fashion will always be extremely important to me, but now I also have to be comfortable running around with my babies or scooping them up, and not worrying about my clothing shifting. However, I will forever love getting dressed up, and my favorite thing to wear will always be a dress.

“IF YOU HAVE A PASSION OR TALENT AND LOVE TO SHARE AND ENGAGE WITH OTHERS, JUST START. IT’S LIKE ANYTHING – MAKE IT A PRIORITY, PUT IN THE TIME AND EFFORT, TREAT YOUR BLOG AS A BUSINESS, AND YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO.”

What do you think the key has been to having a successful blog and social media following? Authenticity, transparency and being inspirational. It’s so important to be your authentic self, and to share, discuss and promote things that you actually love, wear and stand behind. If you blog about what you are most passionate about, people will feel your energy, appreciate the authenticity, and look to you for your honesty and expertise. You must also be willing to be an open book and share a large portion of your life. How do you do it all – blogging and being a mom? I’ve always had a strong work ethic and take great pride in being able to tackle a lot in a day. That same mentality carries over into motherhood and blogging. I don’t take naps, I work when my babies are asleep, and my power hours are that 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. sweet zone.

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Jenny Donnell

OF THE SENSIBLE SHOPAHOLIC

2015 was a big year for Jenny Donnell. She gave birth to her second child (she already had a two-year-old at home), quit her office job at a Big Four accounting firm, and (even though she didn’t know it yet) started a new career as a blogger. What initially began as a baby blog – intended to keep her family across the country up to date on her newborn son’s milestones – opened Donnell’s eyes to the world of blogging. Soon after, with her own sensible shopper mom as inspiration, Donnell launched The Sensible Shopaholic. The self-proclaimed “full-time, stay-at-home mom and part-time blogger” focuses on fashion, lifestyle and beauty, using her online platform to express her creativity, share her favorite shopping finds with the world, and connect with others.

What inspires you and your day-today fashion? I’m always looking for versatile pieces that can easily be dressed up or down. I’ve always been a bit of a shopaholic, but even my husband agrees I spend my money wisely. I like to splurge on classic pieces that will last and spend less on trendy pieces that will be out of style next year. What advice would you offer someone who wants to blog professionally? Start with a free Wordpress account (it’s easy to upgrade when you get bigger) and build a social media following. Especially as a fashion blogger, having a presence on Instagram has been essential.     Top three summer must-haves: Offthe-shoulder or cold-shoulder tops and dresses, anything with tassels or pompoms, and an amazing pair of comfortable sandals or wedges.    How has becoming a mother changed your wardrobe? I now gravitate toward comfortable and easy-to-wash items that work with my day-to-day lifestyle. Instead of spending my weekends at trendy hot spots with friends, I now spend my time at the park, birthday parties and doing other family events. Heels and fancy dresses rarely happen these days.    What’s the best parenting advice you’ve been given? Traveling with kids is possible. My husband and I love to travel and have taken our kids to five continents before the age of five. Yes, there are difficult moments, but it is possible to continue exploring the world, even with kids in tow.    Top three fashion influences: 1) My mom. She’s always had amazing style and has taught me to shop sensibly, hence the name of my blog. 2) Tory Burch. I love her brand, story and entrepreneurial spirit. 3) Other fashion bloggers. These are real people who have a good eye and love fashion as much as I do.

“FOR ME, BEING A MOM IS NO. 1. I FOCUS FIRST ON MY KIDS AND TRY TO DO MOST OF MY BLOGGING DURING NAP TIME AND IN THE EVENINGS. HOWEVER, I’M TOTALLY GUILTY OF HAVING MY FOURYEAR-OLD TAKE THE OCCASIONAL BLOG PHOTO FOR ME, SO MY KIDS DO HELP ME OUT FROM TIME TO TIME!”

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Venessa Kaufman

OF WE THE CLASSY

More than two years ago, Venessa Kaufman traded in her 10-year career as a financial advisor to lend a full-time focus on her blog and her kiddos (Zara, 5 ½ and Blake, 4). What began as a hobby and creative outlet for Kaufman, is now a mecca full of style and design inspo where she shares her self-described “ultra-modernboho” look. Kaufman, who says her love of fashion bloomed during high school when she produced two fashion shows, calls her growing blog honest, fun and visually appealing, and, for her, it serves as a source of self-expression and connection to people all over the world. Evidence of her fashion influences – the 70s, Kate Moss and Saint Laurent – are apparent, as is her love for wearable whites and resort-inspired ensembles.

What advice would you offer someone who wants to blog professionally? Take one small step at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself with being an overnight sensation. Take yourself seriously; it sets boundaries and shows people how you expect to be treated. We all have something to offer, in blogging especially. Where do you love to shop? I’m a big www.revolve.com and www.shopbop.com fan. Online shopping is a godsend for mommies like me. How has becoming a mother changed your wardrobe? I don’t wear heels as much, and I don’t take as long to get ready. But overall, I try to stay true to the looks that make me feel good. We are better mamas if we’re happy with ourselves.

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Where do you see yourself and your blog in five years? Ultimately, I would love to hire a few bloggers who embody strong values and a unique fashion sense. I see We The Classy as a brand more than just me. Another goal is to design a line under We The Classy. That may take more than five years, but it’s an idea that excites me.

The wide belt – the more fun the buckle, the better A simple, fitted bodysuit

What has been the key to having a successful blog and social media following? What you give is what you receive. Being truthful in who you are is important because people connect to you on a real level. The other part is remembering social media is very similar to being at a social gathering. Remember kindness and manners. If you want to make connections with people, ask them questions. Really, we can’t forget the rules of humanity just because we are using a keyboard to talk.

An off-the-shoulder dress in white, yellow or green Bonus item: wide-leg pants

How do you do it all – blogging and being a mom? I strive for balance, meaning I set realistic expectations for myself. I wish I had a magic trick for it, but everyone is different, so the best advice I have is don’t do what’s good for me and my family, do what’s good for you and your family.

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Stesha Puckett

OF CLASSIC & BUBBLY

During childhood, Stesha Puckett recalls dressing herself in a rainbow of mix-matched everything. Though now her style is thoughtfully curated, her knack for creativity still rings true. So much so that early in her career, Puckett transitioned from a corporate sales job and MBA program to focus on Classic & Bubbly, which began as a blog to help launch her photography career. That was five years ago. Today, the mom of seven-year-old Sofia is not only pursuing life behind the lens, she’s also sharing her feminine style with an eager audience. In fact, it’s fun, feminine pieces that inspire her most as well as colors and textures. In addition to her outfits – which she notes take influence from fashion icons Lauren Conrad and Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw – you’ll also find beauty and travel in the Classic & Bubbly mix.

What do you love about blogging? One thing I love about blogging that I had no idea existed is the large community of bloggers who support one another! I love meeting other ladies who understand what it is like to be a blogger and can relate to some of the struggles a blogger can go through. What advice would you offer someone who wants to blog professionally? I would say to be authentic, be patient, and stay true to yourself. Also, you need to be dedicated – blogging takes a lot of time! When did your love of fashion begin? My love for fashion stated at a young age! I would dress myself in all different colors, patterns, multicolored hair ties, mix-andmatch socks, etc. It was a unique style, and now, as an adult, I ask my mom how she let me out of the house like that!

“I THINK PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW YOU OR READ YOUR BLOG WANT TO GET TO KNOW THE REAL YOU. I STRUGGLED WITH THIS WHEN I FIRST STARTED BLOGGING. I THOUGHT I NEEDED TO BE SOMETHING I WASN’T TO CAPTURE PEOPLE’S ATTENTION, WHEN IN REALITY, WHEN I AM MYSELF I HAVE MUCH MORE ENGAGEMENT!”

Where do you love to shop? I love Nordstrom – their Lush, Socialite, BP. and Free People brands are my favorite. I also love ASOS, Target, Loft, H&M and SheIn. Where do you see yourself and your blog in five years? I hope to still be a fashionable mom who inspires other moms. As our family grows, I know there will be different challenges presented so I may involve my children and family more on the blog. I love choosing my daughter’s clothes (hers are so much cuter!), so it may be fun to add a child’s section! How do you do it all – blogging and being a mom? Early mornings and late nights! I tend to always multitask. For example, while waiting in the parent pickup line for the bell to ring, I am engaging on Instagram or answering emails. I also love to involve my family in my work when it is acceptable. We will make a night out for dinner but go somewhere fun and take a few photos, or take a work trip and turn it into a family vacation.

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Rachel White

OF WITH LOVE & STYLE

Although a blogger for only one year, Rachel White was born an influencer. As a teenager, White spent her babysitting money on clothes and Vogue. Her passion led to designing and sewing her own clothes and an internship in an apparel showroom. Although she followed a different career path, White couldn’t stay away from her first love. The full-time marketing consultant combined her professional background with her fashionable sensibilities to create With Love & Style, a destination for feminine-chic fashion, beauty and lifestyle inspiration. The mom to three-year-old William channels her inner style icons (Audrey Hepburn, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) to create looks that focus on comfort and versatility using a mixture of affordable pieces and must-have investment items.

What do you love about blogging? Blogging allows me to combine my love for fashion, styling, writing, photography and social media into one creative outlet. Being able to write about and share what inspires me with others is very fulfilling. What inspires you and your day-today fashion? I gather inspiration from nature, art, fashion magazines and, of course, Instagram. My day-to-day fashion choices are inspired by a mixture of current trends and classic staple wardrobe pieces. What advice would you offer someone who wants to blog professionally? Follow your dreams and go for it! Just know that it’s a labor of love, so ensure that you are truly passionate about your blog topic, otherwise you will burn out quickly.  ​    How has becoming a mother changed your wardrobe? I spend a lot of time chasing after a toddler, so I tend to wear things that are comfortable. I do wear a lot less white and save my off-the-shoulder tops for date night. However, I think it’s important to wear the clothes that you buy and not save them for a special occasion. It’s better to wear them and ruin them than to never wear them at all!   What’s the best parenting advice you’ve been given? “Prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child.” My husband and I simply hope to teach our son self-confidence, good values and to fearlessly pursue his dreams. We want him to be prepared to stand up for himself, his beliefs and become whoever he wants to be. He will know that Mom and Dad will be there to support him, no matter what.   How do you do it all – blogging and being a mom? Late nights and a lot of coffee! I also couldn’t do it without my wonderful husband and mom, who have been incredibly supportive. Receiving positive feedback from my lovely followers is very motivating.

THREE SUMMER MUST-HAVES: Wedge espadrilles Ruffles, ruffles and more ruffles. Pile them on! Anything and everything in gingham print

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Though we live in the desert, colorful blooms abound – especially at Scottsdale’s beautifully landscaped resorts. These flowers were spotted at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, where you can treat Mom to a relaxing spa day or a decadent brunch at Rita’s Kitchen – and then catch a glimpse of the cheery florals yourself. Photo taken April 4 at 5:38 p.m. MAY 2017 |

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low-down BY CHELSEA YOUNG PHOTO COURTESY OF LOVE MY LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Take your yoga practice to a new level – by adding an extra challenge to your core and stabilizing muscles – with SUP (stand-up paddleboard) yoga, held at The Saguaro Hotel through Sept. 28. Premiering last month, the class is hosted by Riverbound Sports Paddle Company every Thursday evening at the hotel’s Picante Pool. Post-yoga, “sup” on a cocktail at the poolside cantina, or replenish with a freshly made juice or protein-packed shake from the nearby coffee bar. Online preregistration required using promo code SaguaroGuest. 6-7 p.m. $45 per class. www.thesaguaro.com.

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It’s not every day you find a happy hour with $1 menu items, but Pita Jungle has just that! The newly updated daily happy hour takes place from 3 to 6 p.m., and both Scottsdale locations (not including Scottsdale Fashion Square) have reverse happy hour daily from 9 p.m. to close. While there, dig into new seasonal menu items (also on happy hour pricing and available through the end of June), such as the chicken avocado pita tostada – a customer favorite. Other fresh additions include an ahi tuna poke bowl and spicy mango shrimp. www.pitajungle.com.

Making its return for the first time in four years is Ballet Arizona’s Topia, the Ib Andersen masterpiece that blends multimedia, movement and sound with the picturesque Desert Botanical Garden as its backdrop. Taking place at the annual An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden, the event will also include an optional dinner and drinks. Performances: May 23, 25-27 and 30-31; June 1-3 and 6-10. Dinner and drinks, 6:30 p.m.; performance, 8 p.m. Tickets, $36+ and access to the garden is included with purchase. www.dbg.org.

H A P P Y

All Night, All Summer

Oh, happy day! From Memorial Day (May 29) through Labor Day (Sept. 4), “All Night, All Summer Happy Hour” returns to Roaring Fork. Beginning at 4 p.m. daily, guests can receive happy hour pricing in the bar and Saloon on a variety of salads, rotisserie chicken flatbread, fish tacos, fresh guacamole and queso with chips, and, of course, the eatery’s famous Big Ass Burger. Beyond the food, enjoy wines by the glass and “Roaring Cocktails” (both $5), including the Huckleberry margarita, a classic martini, and traditional or guava mojitos. www.roaringfork.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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H O U R S

Hand Cut Tuesdays

Starting at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse offers quite the deal with “Half Cut Tuesdays,” where signature cuts and any bottle of wine are both half off. Yes, you can indulge in a Harris Ranch Prime Filet and an entire bottle of great wine for as low as $30. Hand Cut also features happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with half-price appetizers, drink specials, and a burger and a beer for only $10. Or, stop by late night for a reverse happy hour from 9 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday. www.handcutchophouse.com.


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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 www.andrewwolinmd.com to set up a consultation to learn more about these incredible procedures.


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A Bit Bookish

On View

Book lovers, rejoice! Now you can get library books while taking a trip to your local park. Last month, Scottsdale’s first microlibrary – which, fittingly given the park’s dog-friendly vibe, looks like a doghouse – opened at Chaparral Park. Scottsdale Public Library will continue to create these “Books2Go” locations at other city parks, and each structure will be filled with books donated by the community, meaning no checkout or return will be required. The microlibraries will instead rely on borrowing and returning books on the honor system. www.scottsdalelibrary.org.

This isn’t your ordinary birding excursion. On May 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Scottsdale Public Art will host an opening reception celebrating Bird Cloud Island, a family-friendly summer exhibition at the Gallery @ The Library. At the reception, artist Koryn Woodward Wasson will give an exclusive tour of this interactive exhibit, described as a “bird hotel,” which will run through Aug. 31. Throughout the summer, there will be art-making and educational workshops, including May 22 from 10 to 11 a.m., which will entail birdhouse building. www.scottsdalepublicart.org.

There’s no doubt that Yelp reviews drive many peoples’ choices, so it’s quite an acknowledgement to be ranked as one of the top 25 breweries in the nation based on those reviews. And one of our own made the list – Scottsdale’s Goldwater Brewing Co. clocked in at No. 11. We’ll drink to that! www.goldwaterbrewing.com.

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Hash Kitchen

Up your brunch game with some oh-so-sweet additions to the Hash Kitchen’s already creative menu. The morning-time joint recently rolled out some new menu items, including bacon brioche French toast with bourbon syrup and candied pecans, churro pancakes, Hash monkey bread and s’mores French toast. They’ve also partnered with a local, independently owned coffee company, Mama’s Cold Brew, which offers a variety of organic cold-brew coffee flavors, including a Hash Kitchen exclusive: amaretto. www.hashkitchen.com.

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Old Town Gringos

Old Town Scottsdale’s iconic taqueria is getting a dose of newness, with brand-new ownership and a fresh menu to boot. The updated menu blends the heritage of the new Chicago-based ownership with its staple Southwest flair. You’ll find cocktails named after Chicago Cubs’ lore and to kick things off, select from one of the “first inning” starters, like the elote dip. Hosting an event? The private event space on its VIP second story patio, “The Roof,” is available for corporate lunches, office happy hours, and private nightlife events. www.oldtowngringos.com.

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Make a Splash

North Scottsdale’s all-in-one entertainment venue, pool and contemporary restaurant – BLK Live – will kick off its Summer Splash Pool Series at its Aqua Lounge May 13 in conjunction with B.M.W. Entertainment. Happening every Saturday through July 15 from noon to 6 p.m., sun worshippers can enjoy live performances, music by DJs, drink specials, and cooling off at this urban oasis. And if hunger strikes, head inside for happy hour (3-7 p.m. on weekends) to snack on items like coconut fried shrimp, a mini barbecue burger, and fish and chips Presale general admission, $20; day-of general admission, $25. www.blkliveaz.com.

Cool Down at the Quarter

This month, Creamistry is set to open its fourth Valley location at Scottsdale Quarter (next to Kona Grill). Here, ice cream treats are flash-frozen using liquid nitrogen. So, how does it work? Simply choose a size or specialty (ranging from shakes to waffle bowls), select an ice cream base (including non-dairy, vegan and gluten-free options), and, finally, choose from nearly 40 flavors plus tasty toppings. Everything is mixed with liquid nitrogen right before your eyes, resulting in made-to-order ice cream that’s both fresh and indulgently satisfying. On May 30-31, buy one get one free, and on June 3, Creamistry will give away free single scoops from noon to 2 p.m. A percentage of proceeds on June 2 will be donated to local charitable organization MASK. www.creamistry.com.

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE SPRING THINGS 1. A romantic dinner for two on Monarch’s lush patio. 2. Practicing our swing at Top Golf. 3. Indulging our sweet side (while getting in some cardio) with Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale. 4. Posting up on any patio (with a cool cocktail) for the afternoon. 5. Taking a horse-drawn carriage along the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. 6. Floating along the lazy river at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. 7. Getting in a morning hike at Pinnacle Peak or Spur Cross trails. 8. Grabbing our friends to tour the town in festive style on the Scottsdale Party Bike. 9. Creating our own outdoor excursion with Fort McDowell Adventures. 10. Admiring the sky from the Knight Rise skyspace in SMoCA’s sculpture courtyard.

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Cycle for a Cause

On May 7, hop on a bike at any of The Village Health Club & Spa locations to raise funds for cancer as part of the seventh annual Cycle for the Cure, a two-hour indoor cycling extravaganza. The event will benefit TGen’s innovative cancer research, which uses a patient’s own DNA to diagnose and treat cancer. The event will also include yoga and fitness classes for a donation (at the Camelback and DC Ranch locations only). Plus, the top fundraiser will win a grand prize trip to the Paris finish of the 2017 Tour de France. $200. Register at any Village location or visit www.tgenfoundation.org/cycle.


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Al Balanchine

Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival

May 11-14, times vary Al Balanchine is a beautiful culmination of works by the father of American ballet, George Balanchine. Ballet Arizona’s artistic director, Ib Anderson, is one of a handful of artists worldwide authorized by The Balanchine Trust to stage Balanchine’s masterpieces, including Western Symphony and Square Dance. Do not miss out on one of the most striking developments in modern ballet performed by the exquisite ballerinas of Ballet Arizona at Symphony Hall. $25-$159. www.balletaz.org.

May 13, Noon-6 p.m. Celebrate the canned crafted beer revolution at the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, which will feature more than 250 canned craft beers from over 100 local and national breweries across 40 states. The event’s new location at Margaret T. Hance Park will transform into a beer and food lover’s utopia and will also include live entertainment, a beer science garden and games. General admission, $35-$45; VIP, $100 (must purchse in advance). www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com.

The Book of Mormon

AJ’s Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer

May 18-28, times vary The New York Times deems The Book of Mormon as “the best musical of the century,” while The Washington Post says, “it is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” See what all the critics are raving about and experience the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical – which follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word – at ASU Gammage. $30-$470+. www.asugammage.com.

Cave Creek Balloon Festival May 27, 5:30-10:30 p.m. The eighth annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival takes full flight this month on the driving range of the Rancho Mañana Golf Course, where hot air balloons will glow with brilliant colors that light up the evening sky. Great for families with kids, the evening also includes live entertainment, craft stations, food vendors and a fireworks show in honor of Memorial Day weekend. VIP admission includes a gourmet buffet from Tonto Bar & Grill. General admission, $7-$15; VIP, $35$75. www.cavecreekfestivals.com.

May 20, 2-4:30 p.m. This annual celebration features 40 exceptional wines of value, all rated and selected by AJ’s cellar masters. Guests will get an opportunity to discover new wines, receive food and wine pairing recommendations from the experts, and enjoy artisan treats with their vino. The afternoon also includes live entertainment and a silent auction. $35-$50. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

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ALS Bite Nite June 3, 6-10 p.m. Bite Nite raises funds and awareness for the ALS Association Arizona Chapter while showcasing signature dishes from top chefs across the Valley. Get your nosh on at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, where you’ll enjoy signature bites, cocktails and live entertainment. This year’s Bite Nite features exclusive mystery boxes, silent and live auctions, and much more. Individual, $150, table of 10, $1,500. www.bitenite.org.


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do local bars and restaurants, and sample fabulous wines. Participating locations are conveniently located along the light rail corridor stretching from uptown to downtown. This pedestrian-friendly tour is truly your ticket aboard an urban food and wine expedition. 1-6 p.m. Wine samples (includes hors d’oeuvres), $2-$3. www.dtphx.org. Ocean of Light: Submergence May 6-Sept. 24, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art One of the museum’s newest exhibits was created by Squidsoup, an artist collective based in the United Kingdom. Ocean of Light: Submergence is an LED structure that envelops viewers in light while they explore the idea of interactivity. This live data ecosystem responds to internal and external stimuli in real time, allowing visitors to contemplate the immensity of data in today’s world. An opening celebration will be held Friday, May 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, and guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with artists and curators. Museum hours vary. Exhibit included as part of museum admission. www.smoca.org.

MOTHER’S GRACE BRUNCH May 4, El Chorro This heartwarming event will feature a tribute to graceful mothers and their inspirational work with a Champagne brunch, shopping and a guest speaker, further showcasing their support of families enduring life tragedies. Reception, 9 a.m.; seated program, 11 a.m. Free. www.mothers-grace.org. KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY May 6, Thirsty Lion at Scottsdale Fashion Square Join ActivStars Outreach at a Kentucky Derby party, where all profits will go directly to helping children participate in extracurricular fitness programs. The party will include fun activities, such as coverage of the Kentucky Derby, contests, photos, caricatures, silent auctions, and much more. 2-5 p.m. Advance, $75; at the door, $90. www.az.activstars.com. SMoCA MIX May 6, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Choose your boldest and brightest cyberchic attire to wear to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual fundraiser, SMoCA Mix 2017: TECH Sublime. The evening will provide interactive technology and media with an artistic perspective from various artists, and it will honor Valley philanthropist Dorothy Lincoln-Smith, who has contributed to the local arts community and is part of the generation that created SMoCA in 1999. General, $175; VIP, $250. www.smoca.org. URBAN WINE WALK May 6, Multiple locations Urban Wine Walk is a self-guided tasting tour that encourages participants to explore Downtown Phoenix, socialize, experience

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Anniversary Celebration May 5, Social Tap Eatery Downtown Scottsdale’s contemporary eatery and upscale sports bar, Social Tap Eatery, is celebrating one year in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo. The expansive 2,000-square-foot patio will have interactive yard-style games like giant Jenga and corn hole, and food offerings will include Cinco De Mayo-appropriate fare such as carnitas, chicken and fish tacos for $2.50 each and $2 taquitos. Plus, enjoy drink specials, including $6 frozen cocktails, $5 tequila shots, $4 pints of Dos Equis and more. Live music provided by a DJ will be ongoing throughout the evening. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. www.socialtapeatery.com.

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT May 11, Desert Mountain Chiricahua Course This unique pro-am concept will give participants the opportunity to interact and play golf with Champions Tour pros and local pros at Desert Mountain, a private master-planned community. Golfers will enjoy the breathtaking views while golfing on the Chiricahua Course, one of six Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses. Following the tournament will be lunch, a raffle drawing and an awards ceremony. Registration and raffle, 7 a.m.; tournament, 9 a.m. Individual, $750; foursome, $3,500. www.rmhcphoenix.com. MUSIC IN THE GARDEN CONCERT SERIES May 12, Desert Botanical Garden Directed by Brazilian native Poranguí, this percussion-driven group melds Latin and Caribbean rhythms with lively traditional and contemporary Brazilian music, resulting in an energetic, unforgettable and uplifting performance. Advance purchase recommended. 7 p.m. $25-$30. www.dbg.org. QUEEN CREEK PEACH FESTIVAL May 12-14 and 20-21, Schnepf Farms Enjoy sweet peach treats at the annual Queen Creek Peach Festival. The event will include a peachy pancake breakfast daily at 7:30 a.m. and a sampling pavilion with the likes of peach salsa, preserve, syrup, granola, licorice and more. New this year is Vintage Market Days, a national vintage market coming to Arizona for the first time during the festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary. www.schnepffarms.com. NIGHT FOR LIFE GALA May 13, The Parsons Center for Health & Wellness Night for Life is an annual fundraising event to support the services offered by the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. Night for Life’s SpeakEasy event aims to show love, remove


do stigma and raise money to support free and low-cost programs for people living with and touched by HIV/AIDS throughout the Phoenix community. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as well as entertainment by the four-piece jazz band Sans Pagaie. A VIP experience will include complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a celebration of awardees and entertainment. Attire is cocktail or flapper dresses and zoot suits or a tuxedo. 6:308:30 p.m. VIP begins at 5:30 p.m. General admission, $100; VIP $250. www.swhiv.org. TRAIN May 16, Ak-Chin Pavilion Train’s Play That Song Tour is coming to the Valley, bringing Natasha Bedingfield and O.A.R. as opening acts. Showcasing their 10th studio album, Train will bring the Heart and Soul and Marry Me train through Ak-Chin Pavillion. 7 p.m. $18-$254+. www.livenation.com. RUNWAY OF HOPE FASHION SHOW May 19, Views Modern Grove Restaurant The Pearce Family Foundation has partnered with local stylist The Foxy Kat for the third annual Runway of Hope Fashion Show. The evening will take place at Views Modern Grove Restaurant within the OdySea of the Desert complex and consist of drinks and appetizers as well as a special performance from the local residents of the Dolphinarius exhibit at OdySea Aquarium. 7-10 p.m. $75+. www.pearcefamilyfoundation.com.

JOHN LEGEND May 24, Comerica Theatre John Legend brings his soulful sounds to Phoenix on his Darkness and Light Tour with favorite songs like All of Me and Love Me Now. Legend has won 10 Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and one Academy Award and is well-known for his collaborations with other artists. 7:30 p.m. $52$480+. www.comericatheatre.com. SHACK SOUNDS May 25, Shake Shack Scottsdale Shack Sounds is pairing burgers and specially-priced draft pours of Huss Brewing Co.’s signature Scottsdale Blonde with live performances by top local bands – curated by the McDowell Mountain Music Festival – for one tasty monthly concert series. Hosted on the outdoor patio of Shake Shack’s Scottsdale Fashion Square location, the May event will spotlight the band Huckleberry. 7 p.m. Free. www.shakeshack.com. PHOENIX COMICON May 25-28, Phoenix Convention Center This signature pop culture event in the Southwest focuses on comic books, anime, sci-fi and film. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with comic book creators, anime voice actors, and movie and TV actors as well

as enjoy panels, workshops, an art auction, a zombie beauty pageant, a Japanese fashion show, a masquerade and live music. Times and prices vary. www.phoenixcomicon.com. TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR May 26, Talking Stick Resort Arena New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) and Grammy Award-winning tour mates Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men will serenade the Valley with beloved favorites this month on their Total Package Tour. NKOTB will perform No. 1 hits such as Step By Step, the iconic Abdul will perform her legendary catalogue of pop sensations, and Boyz II Men will sing the smooth jams that garnered them the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time. 7:30 p.m. $25-$369+. www.talkingstickresortarena.com. LADY ANTEBELLUM June 2, Ak-Chin Pavilion The summer concert season at Ak-Chin Pavilion is in full swing when country trio Lady Antebellum hits the stage. The Lady Antebellum: You Look Good World Tour comes in advance of their fifth studio album. Up-and-coming country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young will join along for the ride as opening acts for the band. 7:30 p.m. $33$297+. www.livenation.com.

SPRING ARIZONA RESTAURANT WEEK May 19-28, Valley-wide The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is celebrating a decade of delicious this year with its 10th annual ARW this spring. What began as a yearly week-long celebration has now grown into a bi-annual, 10-day foodie extravaganza. Spring Arizona Restaurant Week will include more than 150 participating restaurants showcasing three- or four-course, fixed-price meals at eateries across the Valley. $33 or $44. www.arizonarestaurantweek.com. A TASTE OF ASIA May 20, Scottsdale Resort & Spa at McCormick Ranch This 15th annual awards dinner will honor corporate and community leaders and celebrate their contributions to improving the lives of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and emerging communities in Arizona. This dinner will feature a silent auction and talent showcase, as well as Asian hors d’oeuvres. 5 p.m. Individual, $100; table of 10, $1,250. www.apcaaz.org. PUTTS FOR MUTTS May 21, Stonecreek Golf Club Putts for Mutts is a charity golf tournament that helps raise funds for Arizona Small Dog Rescue, a no-kill shelter and rescue. Funds raised from this tournament are used to help hundreds of dogs receive medical care, vaccinations, spays/neuters and to help offset shelter expenses. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Individual, $110; foursome, $420. www.azsmalldog.org.

Mermaid Magic May 27-June 4, OdySea Aquarium OdySea Aquarium celebrates a new addition, Mermaid Magic, with activities revolving around one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mythical creatures – mermaids! Guests can watch live “mermaids” swim with the animals in the Deep Ocean exhibit and even meet these majestic beauties. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free with admission. www.odyseaaquarium.com.


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STELLA ARTOIS DERBY DAYCLUB

Watch the Run for the Roses in style BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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he most exciting two minutes in sports just got even better. While the buildup to the race is a long, fun party, the race itself is short and intense with a winning purse of $2 million at stake. For the second year in a row, the Stella Artois Derby DayClub – one of the biggest parties to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, America’s most famous horse race – will take place at Turf Paradise.

If You Go…

What: Stella Artois Derby DayClub When: May 6, club opens, 10:30 a.m.; live racing, 11:30 a.m.; Kentucky Derby, 3:24 p.m. Where: Turf Paradise, 1501 W. Bell Road, Phoenix Tickets: General admission, $25; VIP, $100+ Information: www.thepoloparty.com/derby

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“With the pageantry and tradition, there’s nothing like the Kentucky Derby,” says Jason Rose, founder of the Stella Artois Derby DayClub. “Here in Arizona, the historic Turf Paradise and Stella Artois Derby DayClub is the perfect setting to sip a mint julep, place your bet, and take in the longest continually held sporting event in America.” It’s also the only Kentucky Derby party in Arizona with live racing and betting. According to Rose, in addition to being able to bet on the big race (and those leading up to it), guests are also able to bet on a series of live horseraces taking place at Turf Paradise throughout the day. There are also a host of new elements added this year, including: • The Hefeweizen Beer Garden, presented by Hensley Beverage Company, featuring wheat and craft beers. • Additional betting terminals and giant flat screen TVs throughout. • The Sanderson Lincoln Black Label VIP Lounge, a shaded, air-cooled tent track-side with a complimentary buffet and cocktails for all guests. All tables will include a complimentary bottle of Chandon Champagne as well. The event encourages all guests to dress the part, with their best pastels, bow ties and audacious headwear – the bolder the better. “The Derby itself is the first race within the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, where it is followed by the Preakness Stakes race and the Belmont Stakes race,” Rose says. “Twenty horses compete in the Kentucky Derby, a larger field size than most horse races, which typically feature eight competitors.” The 20 horses racing in the Kentucky Derby must first travel along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of 35 races taking place at tracks across the country and the world. “But to enjoy it, you just need to trek to Turf Paradise in your Derby best!” Rose says.


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FORE THE KIDS

Hit the greens at the 21st annual Golfer’s Dream Day in support of Arizona’s youth

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here’s nothing quite like a beautiful day on the greens, especially when the fun supports philanthropy. For the past 20 years, Golfer’s Dream Day has done just that, benefitting Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA), which serves more than 80,000 students each year throughout the state. Held at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, this fun and unique event offers unlimited golf throughout the entire day. Participants can take as many breaks as they wish, spend time with friends, and compete in the “horse race” events – plus the many other contests organized throughout the day, including a skills challenge and an all-day longest drive. Not a golfer? You can still show your support by hanging out in The

If You Go…

What: JA Golfer’s Dream Day When: May 19, registration, 9 a.m.; scramble, 9:45 a.m.; The Oasis, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale Tickets: Individual, $425; two players, $800; foursome, $1,500 Information: www.golfersdreamday.com

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Oasis – the party tent in the middle of the course (also open to golfers) that will include an open bar, food, cigars, Champagne, live music and games such as corn hole and bocce ball. If you choose to attend The Oasis only, a VIP ticket ($100) will sponsor three JA students while each ladies ticket ($50) will sponsor more than one JA student. A reception will complete the day with awards and prizes, where players will receive their choice of gifts, such as putters, golf bags and much more. Proceeds from the Golfer’s Dream Day will help ensure a lasting impact on Arizona’s youth by teaching them financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship and the importance of staying in school.


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he American Liver Foundation’s 26th anniversary of Flavors of Phoenix is a gourmet event not to be missed, featuring nearly 40 of Arizona’s top chefs coming together for a great cause – raising funds to help the 30 million people in this country fighting liver disease. Presented by Mayo Clinic, Flavors of Phoenix is unique in that it allows guests to not only sample great food, but to experience it on another level via elaborate decor displays, one-on-one time with chefs, and a peek “into the kitchen” as they are able to watch the chefs in action. “During the fast-paced event, each chef cooks tableside for their respective table of 12 guests,” says Ashley Drew, executive director of the American Liver Foundation – Desert Southwest Division. “By the end of the evening, guests will have indulged in five sumptuous courses, each expertly paired with cocktails and wine.” Designed to go beyond the traditional gala fundraising dinner, Flavors of Phoenix was first “stirred together” by James Beard

FOOD & PHILANTHROPY Flavors of Phoenix comes together for great cause BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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What: Flavors of Phoenix When: May 25, 6-10 p.m. Where: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale Tickets: Individual, $400; table of 12, $4,800 Information: www.aflflavors.org

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Award-winning chef Christopher Gross as a small, Phoenix-based celebration of the region’s top chefs in 1991. Today, it has grown into an 18-city culinary showcase, with Phoenix credited for raising nearly $4 million dollars for the American Liver Foundation. This year alone, the event is on track to raise more than $250,000. Just a few of the chefs taking part include: • Chef Lee Hillson, The Phoenician • Chef Matt Carter, Zinc Bistro • Chef Ron Dimas, Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort • Chef Beau MacMillan, elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa • Chef Jeremy McMillan, Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess • Chef Jeremy Pacheco, LON’s at The Hermosa Inn • Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café The event will also feature a luxury auction with culinary, travel and jewelry packages to bid on throughout the evening.


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Kai Kai, the Pima word for “seed,” has great relevance to the people of the Gila River Indian Community, including their reverence for nature and the belief that the land provides them with everything they need. Located at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass on the Gila River Indian reservation, Kai has become one of Arizona’s most celebrated dining experiences. Kai is the only AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star dining experience in the state, and it has made history as the first Sheraton- and Native American-owned property to receive this exclusive combination of awards in the world. At the helm of Kai, Chef de Cuisine Ryan Swanson incorporates the essence of the Pima and Maricopa tribes into his menu, while drawing many foraged elements from the surrounding community. Kai’s menu features ingredients from local partners, such as Gila River Farms, and items from Native Seed/SEARCH, which is a foundation that preserves ancient Native American seed lines that would otherwise be extinct. www.wildhorsepass.com.

Gastronomy worth the gas BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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ow about a road trip? Or, at the least, a food trip! Turns out the north and central parts of the Valley are not the only culinary hot spots in town. Here are three restaurants that – while not exactly in your backyard – are more than worth the drive.

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Quiessence Quiessence, located at Phoenix’s Farm at South Mountain, is an award-winning farmto-table restaurant nestled at the end of a 10-acre pecan grove. Known for its seasonally and locally inspired menu, Quiessence uses fresh produce, herbs, edible flowers and fruit picked from the property each day in the ever-changing menu. If not grown on site, Chef Dustin Christofolo sources from other local farm and purveyor partners. Customers can walk through the culinary gardens before taking a seat on the patio or inside the original farmhouse that is now the Quiessence restaurant. If you’d like an exclusive garden table, the Brick Oven Experience is available for one reservation per evening. This table lends a romantic vibe with a lit fire in the brick oven, and guests experience a chef’s tasting dinner with eight courses. Each week, the menu is rewritten depending on the season and availability of the local ingredients. www.qatthefarm.com. Litchfield’s Named after Paul W. Litchfield, then Goodyear Tire & Rubber executive and founder of Litchfield Park, the West Valley’s top-ranked restaurant pays tribute to the local community, supporting it with a menu crafted from farmto-table and locally sourced produce. A blend of old school (the restaurant is located at the nearly 100-year-old Wigwam Resort, after all) and new (especially since Arizona icon Jerry Colangelo took the helm in recent years), guests can enjoy anything from a nostalgic cocktail on the patio to a communal, interactive meal at Chef de Cuisine Jason Paterno’s chef’s table – where he even uses a fireplace to cook a treat or two. www.wigwamarizona.com.


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CELEBRATE MOM! Fabulous foodie finds for Mother’s Day BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Salty Sow The American gastropub, which serves contemporary farmhouse fare and handcrafted cocktails, is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the likes of roasted turkey and rosemary honey-dipped chicken and waffles to banana chocolate chip French toast and even pork belly hash, starting at $24 per person. Reservations: 602.795.9463.

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t’s the thought that counts, so make Mom count this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) by planning ahead! Here are some of the most delicious ways to toast her this year.

elements For a meal Mom won’t soon forget, splurge on a feast prepared by Beau MacMillan, one of the most decorated chefs in the Southwest. For Mother’s Day, he has developed a threecourse, fixed-price menu available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. featuring eye-popping items to choose from course by course, including duck confit and sweet potato hash, lobster pot pie with fingerling potatoes, zinfandel-braised short ribs, and a triple chocolate mousse tower. Pricing starts at $85 per adult, $30 for ages 12 and under, and children ages five and under are free. Reservations: 480.607.2300.

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa A longtime Mother’s Day staple for many Scottsdale families, each year the resort transforms its Trailblazers Ballroom into a special party pavilion for moms, complete with live music and Champagne. The iconic brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes a host of items ranging from buildyour-own omelets to fresh seafood selections such as jumbo gulf shrimp, Alaskan crab legs, and Bangs Island Mussels to a carving table with slow-roasted beef tenderloin. Freshly made salads, crab cakes, pastas, side dishes and a magnificent dessert station round out the offerings. The resort’s FUN Team will be on hand to help children decorate a pot and plant a flower to give to Mom, too. Prices start at $85 for adults and $35 for ages 12 and under. Reservations: 480.624.1202. The House Brasserie New to the brunch scene this year – on Mother’s Day or otherwise – is Chef Matt Carter’s intimate hot spot, which is offering brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and boasts a bevy of innovative dishes, including crepes made with sweet corn and topped with citrus creme fraiche, chilaquiles smothered with green chili and duck, and even a Thaiinspired pork belly banh mi sandwich. The House Brasserie also features an extensive selection of hand-pressed cocktails and eclectic wine and beer lists, plus housemade limoncello and cinnamon whiskey as well as a mimosa cart. Prices start at $10 per entree. Reservations: 480.634.1600.

Tavern Americana The friendly neighborhood tavern – popular among foodies and families alike – is hosting a Mother’s Day menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with twists on traditional brunch fare including banana and Nutella crepes and cornflakeencrusted French toast, as well as everyday favorites including omelets, breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit. Prices are a la cart and start at $14 per entree. Reservations: 480.502.6740.

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out Dreamweavers Canyon Both guests and locals can enjoy Dreamweavers Canyon, set in the spacious courtyard of The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and complete with cozy outdoor couches and chairs; fire pits; and a gorgeous, everchanging seasonal flowerbed centerpiece patterned after a Navajo blanket. An added bonus: Each night at sunset, master bagpiper Michael McClanathan visits Dreamweavers to entertain guests with a series of bagpiping songs in tribute to the oft-overshadowed contributions made by Scottish immigrants to the state’s railroads, mines and towns. www.kierlandresort.com. El Chorro Situated at the base of Camelback Mountain, El Chorro is among the most beloved patios in Arizona. Its legacy is just as impressive as its view. Originally built as a school for girls in 1934, the property was later reimagined into a restaurant and lodge. In its early days, Clark Gable, Milton Berle and other prominent figures visited the lodge. Today, it’s become a local favorite and evolved into a place that retains its original rustic charm, with expansive indoor-outdoor dining spaces that offer brunch, dinner and a generous happy hour – along with incredible views. www.elchorro.com.

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Unwind and dine under the sun (or stars) on five idyllic patios BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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ummer may be patio weather across the rest of the country – but not in Arizona! Since May serves as last call for patio dining, now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the Valley’s best patios before it’s too late. From flickering fire pits and twinkling lights to serene sunset views and captivating florals, here are our top five picks.

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Isabella’s Kitchen Technically part of the public Grayhawk Golf Club, this hot spot is for far more than a golfer’s retreat. The patio of the upscale, rustic Italian eatery and bar overlooks the perfectly manicured 18th hole and offers dramatic views of Camelback and Mummy mountains in the distance. The outdoor terrace, patio and multiple semi-private courtyards have seating for more than 100 people and even offer rocking chairs so you can cozy on up to watch the sunset in absolute comfort. www.isabellaskitchen.com. Olive & Ivy Tucked along the Scottsdale Waterfront among shaded trees and in sight of the canal, Olive & Ivy’s massive patio feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Old Town Scottsdale. The menu similarly reflects the laidback Mediterranean vibe, offering plenty of wine options and shareable small plates with thoughtful touches. At nightfall, the thousands of lights strung between the trees make the patio as romantic as it is lush. www.foxrc.com. The Plaza Bar Designed as an indoor/outdoor living room lounge at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The Plaza Bar focuses on craft cocktails with flavorful infusions, syrups and powders combined in a variety of scrumptious ways. The Plaza Bar is hard to miss, thanks to its dramatic architecture and prime position in the center of the property – not to mention the stark white fire pits that line the bar and come alive at night. A selection of fine cigars; music; and large, high-definition TVs make it the perfect spot to wind down after work, catch the game or sip cocktails beneath the stars. www.scottsdaleprincess.com.


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A MULTIFACETED ARTIST A glimpse into the creative process of Amy Whitehouse’s colorful works BY OFELIA MONTELONGO PHOTO BY JAMES PATRICK

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o call Amy Whitehouse an oil and acrylic painter is an understatement. The Florida native’s artistic talent stretches far beyond a colorful canvas; she also expresses herself through nonfiction writing, mixed media, and teaches painting and piano. Whitehouse’s love for art began at an early age – she remembers selling drawings to her neighbors for a nickel – but it wasn’t until 20 years ago that she became a full-time artist. Whitehouse began painting when she was 12, and continued to dabble in it while studying art history in college. Whitehouse then completed a master’s in family counseling and took a break from art while raising her four children. About 20 years ago, Whitehouse decided to start painting again, and she hasn’t stopped since. Whitehouse received most of her education at Scottsdale Artists’ School and also took some classes in France. She says her artwork has been influenced by post-impressionist artists Vincent van Gogh and Odilon Redon, and that her paintings are inspired by different elements, including flowers, musical instruments, pets, landscapes and beaches. Whitehouse loves to experiment with traditional methods and contemporary styles and break the “rules.” “You’re never supposed to paint acrylic over oil, but I like to do things like that just to see what happens,” says Whitehouse, who enjoys creating cheerful art with bright

and serene colors, striving for unique textures with her experimentations. Over the years, her art has transitioned into the realm of abstract and photographic. “I started out very realistic,” she says. “Now, my goal is to hit something between a realistic representation and abstract.” Among other objectives, Whitehouse seeks to make art that causes people to pause and think. “I like to make it interesting,” she says. “I want the viewer to be able to participate in the painting, to look at my art and feel better.” Her home studio is filled with multiple finished pieces and some in-progress work, including abstract monoprints, a painting of her recent trip to Mexico, and an experimental piece of artwork for her church. She states that she doesn’t SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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always know what she is going to paint. “Sometimes I just take a brush, add some paint, start making big shapes, and then decide,” she explains, recalling a fresh oil painting of a bright flower. Among other projects, she is involved in church fundraising, and she frequently challenges herself to complete 60 paintings in 60 days, with 60 percent of profits going to medical donations. Whitehouse’s work for sale can be found at Village Coffee Roastery in Scottsdale, online at www.amywhitehousepaintings.com, and at her home studio. Whitehouse also accepts commissions and she has been commissioned to create large paintings all over the world. She has also been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Best and the Brightest Juried Fine Art Show and Sale of Scottsdale Artists’ School.


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Chef Roberto Madrid joined SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen as executive chef just a few short months ago, but he is already putting his signature spin on the restaurant’s globe-straddling, fusionfocused menu to rave reviews. YOUR CULINARY CAREER BEGAN RIGHT HERE IN SCOTTSDALE? I got my start in 1982, studying under Tony Fogo at The White Truffle, a then-popular French fine dining restaurant. I eventually moved on to Jean Carlo to master Italian cuisine – still one of my passions – and then spent years with Michael Salvagio at Steven’s, a local haunt here co-owned by the late, great Harry Caray, where we helped build the foundation of modern Southwestern cuisine. YOUR STORIED SCOTTSDALE PAST DOES NOT END THERE, HOWEVER, DOES IT? Not by a longshot. Many locals also know me as part of the team that opened the first restaurant concept, The Terrace, at The Phoenician in the late 1980s. I also had the chance to eventually head up the Golden Swan at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch in the early 1990s, where we gained national fame for our brunch. Most recently, people recognize me from The Westin Kierland’s deseo, where I spent 12 years.

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Roberto Madrid of SumoMaya

WHAT IS IT THAT BROUGHT YOU TO SUMOMAYA? Fusion is fun! I was ready for a new challenge, and the idea of experimenting with food in ways I never had before was invigorating.

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WHAT HAS BEEN ONE OF YOUR FIRST MENU INNOVATIONS? Our new bottomless brunch – including cocktails – for just $39 per person every Saturday and Sunday, which offers three rounds of seemingly endless options including sweet Mexican pastries, sushi rolls hand-selected by me, waygu steak and eggs, kimchee and egg fried rice with Korean chili aioli, and liquid cheesecake brulee. WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE UP YOUR SLEEVE? My goal is to use my experience to empower our team to innovate new concepts and culinary creations. For example, we have an amazing Peruvian team member well-versed in ceviche. As a result, he and I are already looking at how to expand our ceviche program, bringing in some of his native flavors and ingredients. SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen, 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.397.9520; www.sumomaya.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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A FLORAL FUSION Gertrude’s Lavender Lemon Drop BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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estled within the Desert Botanical Garden in a greenhouse reimagined into a restaurant is Gertrude’s, which utilizes herbs grown on its patio garden in nearly all of its recipes and captivating cocktails. The Lavender Lemon Drop ($12) is no exception, clearly reflecting the beauty and flavors of the Sonoran Desert while complementing the restaurant’s fantastic fare. “For the lemon drop, we chose Arizona Distilling Company’s Mission Vodka as the base, which is made from 100 percent corn and has a clean, crisp flavor and pop of sweetness,” says Gertrude’s mixologist Roberto Velasquez. The vodka is paired with Giffard Crème de Violette liqueur, created from the infusion of violet flowers and a distillation of violet leaves. “It’s not only very aromatic with a slight sweetness, but it also gives the drink a hint of color without adding artificial ingredients.” Velasquez then makes a tea from dehydrated lavender and sugar, reducing it into a lavender simple syrup. The ingredients are combined in a shaker with ice and fresh lemon juice, which provides the cocktail’s signature tartness, and strained into a martini glass rimmed with housemade sugar. “My grandma always carried around these purple hard candies. I used them – mixed with real sugar – to create our rimming,” says Velasquez, who finishes the drink with freshly picked flowers from the patio garden, often choosing violets. Gertrude’s, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix; 480.719.8600; www.gertrudesrestaurant.net.

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CORRECTING YOUR RECEDING GUM LINE WILL RESTORE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE!

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

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

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What tells Mom that you love her more than a necklace that literally says “love?” With a pendant decked out in turquoise cabochons, the XL Turquoise Yellow Love Necklace by Sydney Evan sports a 14-karat yellow gold chain, and is considered the brand’s signature piece – the inscription is even crafted from the creator’s own handwriting. Even more poignantly fitting for Mother’s Day, the jewelry line consists of family-inspired fashions, so much so that the designer dedicated Sydney Evan to her family, naming the collection after her two children. $4,400 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100.

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WALK THIS WAY Flaunt your feet in oh-so-stylish sandals

BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID | PHOTO BY BRIAN R. SMITH

Orange leather T-strap, Max Mara, $79.95 at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575. Turquoise with rhinestones, Vince Camuto, $39 at Kiss Me Kate, 602.840.6173. Multicolor striped ribbon flip-flop with flowers, Chanel, $425.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Silver metallic leather flip-flop, Alexander McQueen, $145.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique. White strappy with bow, Prada, $79.95 at My Sister’s Closet. Yellow floral print, Gucci, $155.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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GO SHORTY! Keep your cool in textures, prints and denims that rule

BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID | PHOTO BY BRIAN R. SMITH

Pink-and-white striped, Cartonnier, $24.95 at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575. Blue leopard silk, Exclusive for Intermix, $39.95 at My Sister’s Closet. Light blue lace, Ted Baker, $34.95 at My Sister’s Closet. Cuffed light-wash denim, One Teaspoon, $65.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Floral print Bermuda, Lisette L Sport, $160 at Kiss Me Kate, 602.840.6173. MAY 2017 |

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Sisley Paris Eye Contour Mask Infused with a rare mixture of active plantbased ingredients, vitamins and oligo elements (trace minerals that are rapidly absorbed), signs of fatigue are eliminated with this eye mask. This invigorating product works in 10 minutes, releasing stress around the eyes and smoothing away fine lines and visible puffiness. Designed to restore youth, the lightweight gel provides a cooling effect to aid in making the eyes appear uplifted and revived. $145 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000.

Spoil yourself silly – and strategically

Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask Though called a mask, this product is so much more. As a triple-threat remedy, it can be used as a mask to purify skin, a daily deep cleanser, or a spot treatment to minimize imperfections. The proprietary ingredient – Umbrian clay, which is native to Italy – boasts a high mineral content that works overtime to tame your complexion, reducing the appearance of pores, small imperfections and balances out the skin. Created with a calming remedy of sandalwood oil, chamomile flower and lavender water, the Italian clay mask’s astringent properties work together for a post-application soothing sensation. $62 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100.

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hether your children (we’re looking at you, moms!), long days at the office or daily nuances are causing you stress – and the skin care concerns that come along with it – everyone could use a relaxing, at-home pamper party every once in a while. Spruce up with spa-quality treatments that combat different zones at once, so you can indulge without disrupting your busy schedule. Not all face masks are created equal, so we’ve rounded up some coveted classics that will leave you feeling better than ever in record time.

Natura Bisse Glyco Extreme Peel Packed with a powerhouse formula, this peel will unveil a luminous look. It differentiates itself with a luxurious, triple-enzymatic exfoliating treatment that reinvigorates skin, ridding it of dead cells and impurities. The splurge-worthy treasure uses a beta-lipoacid molecule that gently exfoliates the deepest layers of the skin, stimulating new cell growth. With five alphahydroxy acids, the spa-like peel provides the perfect pick-me-up for your complexion while creating the ideal canvas for flawless makeup application. $260 at Neiman Marcus. SK-II Cellumination Mask-in-Lotion This innovative toning lotion grants a sense of exclusivity with its mask-like experience – without the time needed to use a mask. Simply apply the semi-translucent lotion morning and evening after cleansing to enhance your skin’s natural luminosity. The moistureinducing, anti-aging product is formulated with peptides, hyaluronic acid and a brightening complex cocktail, containing all the necessary components to achieve a glow that shines from within. $80 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Skin Laundry Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask Quench your skin’s thirst with a drink from the fountain of youth. Providing a rich infusion of moisture, this sheet mask will soon become your one-stop shop for a beautifully brightened and deeply-conditioned complexion. Saturated with Acquacell and nurturing vitamins as the main elements, its natural complex unleashes 24-hour skin hydration, yielding a smoother surface. The comforting concoction improves your skin’s elasticity and visibly refines pores, prepping the skin for a photo-ready finish. $48 for a box of five at Skin Laundry, 480.300.7217.

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Rachell Hall’s Permanent Makeup

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

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

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

REFERRED BY THE VALLEY'S FINEST PLASTIC SURGEONS AND ESTHETICIANS Make your life simply beautiful! CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 8075 E. Morgan Trail, Suite 6 | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 | www.RachellHall.com (Off Hayden, between Mountain View and Shea)

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SAY CHEERS

Raise one of these fun glasses in a toast to Mom BY GABBY RICHMAN | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) Smooth copper mug, $24 at west elm, 480.948.1950. Short tinted glass with ribbed texture, $16 (set of four) at west elm. Jeweled stemless martini glass, $12.95 at Pier 1 Imports, 480.922.3987. Hand-cut crystal bevel highball glass, Top Shelf, $49.99 (set of four) at Bed Bath & Beyond (online only), www.bedbathandbeyond.com. Red wine glass with diamond-cut detail, Rolf Glass, $94.95 (set of four) at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Speckled mouth-blown margarita glass, Global Amici Del Sol, $9.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond (online only). Gold twist flute, Qualia Glass, $65 (set of four) at Horchow, www.horchow.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Recently SOLD Scottsdale Properties FOR AT LEAST 100% OF ASKING PRICE! See What’s Selling in Your Neighborhood

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Spotlight:

AN ELEGANT ESCAPE

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ucked into the Silverleaf community among the canyons of the McDowell Mountains is this beautiful, 4,798-squarefoot home. You’ll find elegance throughout the four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath residence, with high-end finishes such as travertine tile, hand-scraped hickory wood flooring, granite slab counters, and custom-made plantation shutters. As you enter the grand foyer, you’ll immediately notice a den/office with French doors leading out to a private covered patio. In the kitchen, you’ll find custom cabinets, granite slab counters, and stainless steel Viking appliances, including a six-burner gas cooktop. A dining area adjacent to the kitchen offers built-in storage, and a separate formal dining room has

French doors that lead to an outdoor fire pit. In sight of the kitchen, the great room is perfect for entertaining and is finished with a wood-beam ceiling, large windows looking out over the backyard, and a cozy gas fireplace. Step outside the great room onto a large covered patio with fans and plenty of room for dining, a heated Pebble Tec pool and spa that provides plenty of sun with its southern orientation, and an inviting desert landscape. Tumbled limestone covers the entire backyard space and the walkways surrounding the home. Secluded from the other bedrooms, the master bedroom features a separate seating area and direct access to the backyard. The master bathroom is

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outfitted with an oversized jetted tub, a custom walk-in shower with seating, his and her vanities, and a makeup/vanity counter. French doors lead to a private courtyard with a stacked stone fire pit. Above the garage, spacious guest quarters include multiple bedroom areas and a small kitchenette, while French doors open to breathtaking views off the balcony. Beyond the home itself, Silverleaf offers guard-gated security, community centers with many amenities, walking and hiking trails, and a state-of-the-art golf course. 20041 N. 101st Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Listed for $1,895,000 with Lisa Westcott-Wadey, The W Group/ Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty; 480.229.3455; lisa@thewgroupaz.com.


Surgery through a Woman’s eyes and with a Woman’s touch. Dr. Rochlin is like a girlfriend: She understands your needs and desires and delivers them. Breast Augmentation

Brazilian Butt Lift

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Ear Lobe Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Tumescent Liposuction

Lip Enhancement with filler and Implants

Mommy Makeover

Botox®

Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery)

Injectable Fillers

Thigh Lift

Liquid Face Lift

Body Lift

Stem Cell Procedures

Arm Lift

Mini Face Lifts

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Hair Restoration—PRP Therapy Dr Rochlin is now performing PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we recognize PRP is an all-natural medical procedure performed in physicians offices for scalp, skin, and hair stimulation.

Actual Dr. Rochlin Patient

Scottsdale: 11000 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 235, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

“I started to notice my hair thinning out and I was so frustrated. I read about Dr Rochlin and the PRP treatments for hair loss I can’t believe how much better my hair is since I started these treatments” TA, 51 year old women, Scottsdale AZ

(602) 653-0540

www.DrRochlin.com

Gilbert: 633 East Ray Road, Suite 110, Gilbert, AZ 85296


places

PHOTO BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

PHOTO COURTESY OF FAIRMONT MONTE CARLO

MAGNIFICENT MONACO

PHOTO BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

Savor exquisite luxury on the Mediterranean BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM

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onaco is a postcard-sized country poised on the Mediterranean coast. As a luxurious retreat surrounded by the French Alps, France and Italy, it’s known for royalty, fast cars, expensive yachts, fine dining, high-end shopping and breathtaking settings.

Discover Monaco Americans usually know Monaco for Princess Grace, the Monte Carlo Casino and the Grand Prix. All of that and so much more is waiting to discover. The tiny municipality is walkable – it takes about 45 minutes to stroll from one end to the other – or you can hop in a taxi. Monaco is tiny but diverse; although home to only 32,000 permanent residents, the population represents more than 120 countries. As you wander through the shops and streets, you will hear many different languages spoken. Though French is the official language, English and Italian are prevalent almost everywhere.

The Grand Prix de Monaco One of the most popular events is the Grand Prix de Monaco, held each May throughout the streets. Visitors watch from bleachers along the streets, hotel terraces, yachts and other vantage points throughout town. You can get a great view from Nikki Beach at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, where you can watch the cars go through the curves and in and out of the tunnels.

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places Gourmet Gastronomy

PHOTO BY L. GALAUP, COURTESY OF HOTEL METROPOLE

PHOTO COURTESY OF COLUMBUS HOTEL

the late 1800s in the grand Belle Époque style of Paris. Entering the lobby is free, but pay 10 euros to enter the Salon Europe, which opens at 2 p.m. daily. Even if you aren’t a casino fan, this is a magnificent experience – and doesn’t everyone expect James Bond to swagger past? As you walk through Monte Carlo, past shops holding Bentleys, Maseratis and Lamborghinis next to Chanel, Christian Louboutin and Dior, the glitz and glamour surrounds you. Be sure to explore the shops at La Métropole Shopping Center, which consist of three levels under the Métropole Hotel, and

then make your way past the casino to the most exclusive shopping area: Monte-Carlo Pavilions. These futuristic-shaped buildings house the world’s most luxurious brands. Plan to spend one day at Monaco-ville (also known as The Rock), which is the old, walled city. Accessible by a cobbled path, the climb up is quite steep, but it’s worth the walk. After absorbing the breathtaking views of the harbor, tour the Prince’s Palace. Open April through October, it is the official residence of Prince Albert II, Monaco’s royal leader and son of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. Guided audio tours take place every 30 minutes, detailing the history of Monaco and the Grimaldi family, forever tied to the U.S. after Hollywood star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier in 1956. Peruse the winding old town streets, boutiques, sidewalk cafes, and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Monaco is also dotted with gardens, so as you explore, be sure to uncover the bounties of flora and fauna. MAY 2017 |

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Food and hotels are plentiful in Monaco, and dining is only a challenge because you can’t eat at every restaurant. A can’t-miss experience is Joël Robuchon at Hotel Métropole, a Michelin two-star restaurant. Book a seat at the chef’s table overlooking the kitchen and order the langoustine in truffled raviolis. The seafood is always fresh wherever you go, and if it’s spring, be sure to order the asparagus. Because there are so many different international visitors, you can find a variety of foods. Stop by Song Qi for lunch or dinner to sample some of the best Asian food outside of Asia. The dim sum lunch (with a glass of wine) is perfection. For a dinner to remember, head to Cipriani Monte Carlo. It features classic Italian flavors and feels as though you are stepping onto a yacht. This is the place to see and be seen, but it also embodies simple, great food with amazing service. With so much homemade pasta, it’s hard not to overeat, but save room for dessert – and a limoncello, of course.

Luxe Lodging Hotels vary from high-end to small boutique properties. For a luxury stay in the center of the city, you will feel wrapped in opulence and history at the Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo, which dates back to 1886. Truly, it is a most exquisite stay in the heart of Monaco. The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a modern beachfront option, where every room offers unparalleled Mediterranean views, and evenings with Champagne on the Horizon Deck are unforgettable. Grand Prix fans will enjoy Columbus Monte-Carlo, a small boutique property in Fontvieille previously owned by race car driver David Coulthard. Many of the teams still stay at the hotel, and the chic, urban feel of the space is much different from the other two options. Monaco is a bit of a fantasy, but while watching the sunset over the Mediterranean, you may perhaps realize that fairy tales really can come true. Find out more at www.visitmonaco.com.


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vital stats:

2017 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY

2017 Land Rover Discovery Price: $49,900 Price as tested: $74,380 Seating: 7 Engine: 3.0-liter V-6 or 3.0-liter turbodiesel

A thrilling new off-road SUV

Horsepower: 340 (V-6); 258 (turbodiesel) BY JIM PRUETER

Fuel economy: Not available at press time Fab features: Terrific new styling Luxurious, spacious interior Unstoppable off-road prowess

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models, giving it a much stronger sense of luxury than before. Elegant touches of supple hand-stitched leather, brushed metals and natural charcoal oak veneer enhance the upscale feel. There are four available trim levels: the base SE, HSE, HSE Luxury (tested here) and First Edition. The Discovery has seating for seven adults in three rows of heated seats, with the new model introducing the world’s first Intelligent Seat Folding technology. Seats can be configured remotely from anywhere in the world, using a smartphone-enabled InControl Remote application. Also new is the 258-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine. It’s a superbly smooth, quiet powerplant from which 443 pound-feet of off-road, nearvertical, boulder-climbing torque emanates. A supercharged 340-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 engine is standard. Both engines are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. To test the claim that Discovery is the most capable off-road vehicle ever from Land Rover, I drove more than 300 miles in rugged dry river beds and muddy undulating trails in the deep powder sand of Utah’s Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park – and even icy road conditions near the north entrance of Grand Canyon National Park. Not surprisingly, the Discovery was unstoppable in all conditions. It can also ford water up to 35.4 inches deep. The Terrain Response system offers five settings, and an auto mode removes the guesswork by giving the vehicle more than 1,000 bits of road condition information per second, allowing the computer to select the best mode. While most owners will likely never take the Discovery through these extreme conditions, I think they should. With all of its built-in capabilities, comfort and safety features, the SUV allows drivers to explore a lot of places most people will never see.


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SWIMSUIT: Cosita Buena sandy toes crochet illusion halter top and matching split-band bottoms, $82 and $80 respectively. Both from Luli Fama,  www.lulifama.com.

BY CHELSEA YOUNG | PHOTOS BY MARK MORGAN | HAIR AND MAKEUP: KELLIE LESLIE, WWW.KELLIELESLIEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM STYLING: SAMANTHA LAPID AND STACEY RICHMAN | MODEL: FORD/RBA | LOCATION: 6012 N. CENTRAL AVE., PHOENIX, AZ 85012 LISTED BY REALTY EXECUTIVES: SHELLEY CANIGLIA, 602.292.6862 OR JOSEFINA KNOELL, 602.228.2109

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SWIMSUIT: Cosita Buena reversible zig-zag knotted cut-out triangle top in hot mess and matching open-side bottoms, $80 and $78, respectively. Both from Luli Fama,  www.lulifama.com.

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SUNGLASSES: Tortoiseshell crisscross, Tom Ford, $459. SWIMSUIT: World on Fire tri-color highneck top and matching full bottoms, $88 and $84, respectively. Sunglasses from Optics, 480.991.0509; swimsuit from Luli Fama, www.lulifama.com.

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SWIMSUIT: Cosita Buena black wavy triangle top and matching Brazilian bottoms, $74 each. Both from Luli Fama,  www.lulifama.com.

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SUNGLASSES: Round mirrored, Ray-Ban, $180. SWIMSUIT: Sol multicolor crystallized wavy triangle top and matching ruched bottoms, $82 each. Sunglasses from Optics, 480.991.0509; swimsuit from Luli Fama, www.lulifama.com.

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SWIMSUIT: Atrevida blue moon multicolor crochet bandeau top and matching full bottoms, $92 and $82, respectively. Both from Luli Fama,  www.lulifama.com.

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SUNGLASSES: Animal print, Jimmy Choo, $368. SWIMSUIT: Paraiso multicolor crystallized wavy triangle top and matching ruched bottoms, $82 and $80, respectively. Sunglasses from Optics, 480.991.0509; swimsuit from Luli Fama, www.lulifama.com.

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Dianna Berst, Jessica Levin and Olivia Gellman 

Slaytelynn Weber and Athena Moskoyes

Tracey Connoly and Rachael Maison

Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon BY ELIZABETH BARRY

Debbie Stantous and Pam Giannonatti

Florence Crittenton celebrated its 15th Annual Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon with more than 750 guests at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. Raising over $430,000, the luncheon featured All-Around World Champion, Olympic gold medalist and foster care advocate, Simone Biles. The event also awarded Jen Bricker, author, acrobat and aerialist who was born without legs, with the HOPE Award.

Kellie Warren and Denise McClain 

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Gifts • Clothing • Accessories Goochie Goo Garb Blankets, Pillows & Capes, Kickee Pants, Jelly Cats Plush & Books, Sub-Urban Riot T's, String Dolls, Chunky Bead Jewlry and more!

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480-659-2964 • cuddles@goochiegoo.comwww.goochiegoo.com

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Michelle Askew and Nona Lee

Lisa Klarich and Ashley Hawkins 

Maacah Scott and Julie Cruze

Tracey Lytle, Amy Hair, Pat Bondurant and Nicole Hauschild

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Jane Lee and Nathalie Ready

Carole Lee Randall and Judy Tucker 


Larry Fitzgerald Harrison Ford and Jimmy Walker

Jomar Reschreiter and Marlen Isaac

Celebrity Fight Night BY BEN ARNOLD

Stars and athletes from around the country gathered at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night and honor the life of Muhammad Ali. The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception, silent auction, elegant dinner and live auction.

Cale Husle and Gina Lee Nolin

Tomoko Sato and Billy Blanks

Leilani Mendoza and Brian McKnight

Jen and Eric Weinbrenner

Lisa Garber and Stacey Richman

Renee and Bob Parsons

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Joyce McRae and Sam Moore

Jamie Cerreta and Ashley Mullins


Tyler Butler and Kristin Priscella

FREE 7 DAY JUMPSTART

Kelly and John Parker

ADULT GROUP TRAINING 1 ON 1 PERSONAL TRAINING NUTRITION COACHING

(605) 481-2611 7464 E. Tierra Buena Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85260 jeremyscottfitness.com

Foster and Lynn Friess

THE LOCAL luxury lifestyle. IN A MAGAZINE. WWW.SOSCOTTSDALE.COM Crystal Horn and Audra Cote

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Chandra Petelin, Jessica Petelin and Amber Offield

Jamie Emens and Myranda Molina

Robyn DeBell and Penney Gunning

PANDA Children Helping Children Fashion Show BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Lindsay Morris and Melanie Esposito

The Phoenix Women’s Board presented this fashion-forward event at The Phoenician, featuring 55 child models, followed by a luncheon, live and silent auction and a raffle. The show raised funds for the Steele Children’s Center, and specifically, the Children’s Autoimmunity and Allergies Project.

Sara Masciandaro and Kori Shapiro

Jordan and Mike Ragland

Sadie Fisher and Tempa Brown

Micheline Etkin and Oscar de las Salas

Katie Stoll and Robyn Calihan

Sylvia Vercellino, Kristi Stearns and Stephanie Payne

Mary Ann Hopkins and Katy Freudenberg

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Rachel Astori and Braden Langenfeld

Courtney Olson, Kyle Tymeson, Marc Wilsen and Natalia Hipp Angie Kory, Heidi Kory and Shannon Dunkin-Hall

Scottsdale Culinary Festival BY ELIZABETH BARRY

Kearstin Brown and Katie Sillari

Held at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, this annual event included performances by 20 bands, cooking demos and challenges, wine seminars, a beer garden, and, of course, plenty of food from local eateries. New this year was the Local Lounge, which showcased local wineries, spirits and craft beer from the state of Arizona. Proceeds benefitted Scottsdale League for the Arts.

Kiss Me Kate

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Beautiful Bride

Mahmood Badri, Omar Tarabichi and Lauren Cole

Two by Two Hair & Makeup Artistry

623.521.5934

“Simply the Best”

602.840.6173

3939 E. Campbell, Phoenix, 85018 Located inside Dylan’s Salon

5039 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Chris Nace and Ashlee Miller

Allison George, Britt Kremer and Jessica Golombek

Emily Gallagher, Brian Castillo and Sarah Amaral

VIVA: A Valley Kids Foundation Benefit BY ELIZABETH BARRY

The Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club hosted the 23rd annual VIVA at the Scottsdale Waterfront to benefit the Valley Kids Foundation. The event featured casino-style gaming, live music, dancing, and a silent auction and raffles. Guests celebrated Arizona culinary talents and enjoyed craft cocktails.

Vidal Trujillo and Cynthia Lucero

Cheryl Ciprano and Karen Spaulding

Cori Akin, Justin Darlington and Taylor Okaes

Dana Christian and Jenny Estes

Nicolette Oviedo and Alyssa Perri

Carrie Neal and Shelby Acklin

Jamie Hobbs and Slaytelynn Webber

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Dawn Davis and Thomas Weatherspoon Chelsea Young and Stephanie Clarke James Strock and Susanna Haass

The Cocktail Society BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

As a new precursor to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, The Cocktail Society took place at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, featuring aerial bartenders, shadow dancers, live art, dueling DJs, libations and food. Proceeds benefitted Scottsdale League for the Arts.

Jeanette and Adam Rebeske

KFNX exclusively features Five of the Top Ten Talk Shows in the country

THE LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW

THE SAVAGE NATION WITH MICHAEL SAVAGE

THE HERMAN CAIN SHOW

IMUS IN THE MORNING

THE LARS LARSON SHOW

THE ALEX JONES SHOW

Jim Pupillo and Maria Zambrano Jill Stillwell, Joanne Good and Lori Waters

To advertise, host a show, or for more information: Call (602) 277-1100 or visit our website: www.1100kfnx.com MAY 2017 |

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drink

SNOOZE

RISE, SHINE AND SIP Refresh your brunch routine with 10 twists on morning-time classics

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n the market for a new daytime drink? Step up your before-noon cocktail game with these playful – and flavorful – alternatives to the traditional mimosa and bloody mary to pair with your favorite brunch eats.

CLEVER KOI

Bacon and Eggs, $9 Who says bacon and eggs is just a breakfast entree? Snooze combines bacon-infused Elijah Craig Bourbon, house sour, frothed egg whites, bitters and Tender Belly bacon for a delicious and unique twist on the classic brunch cocktail. www.snoozeeatery.com.

SOCIAL TAP EATERY

Scottsdale Sunrise, $8 Freshly picked muddled grapefruit and vodka are topped off with San Pellegrino Grapefruit Champagne to create a refreshing, bubbly beverage. www.socialtapeatery.com.

TANZY

Sparkling Sangria, $11 The restaurant combines its signature red sangria with the guest’s choice of La Marca Prosecco or Piper Heidsieck Champagne as well as fresh fruit salsa every weekend for a colorful, fruity treat. www.tanzyrestaurant.com.

THE DRESSING ROOM

Spiked Chai, $9 Coconut milk, housemade chai syrup, and Puerto Rican rum come together to make a fun, boozy twist on an iced chai tea latte. www.conceptuallysocial.com.

Ramos Fizz, $7 Flashback to your childhood when you had an orange Dreamsicle in hand with this concoction. This grown-up version is made from gin, yuzu, cream, orange flower water and soda. www.thecleverkoi.com.

THE HERB BOX

MAYA DAY + NIGHTCLUB

THE HOUSE BRASSERIE

RHYTHM + WINE

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

Melon Mule, $11 This fruity take on a warm-weather staple includes Grey Goose melon vodka, Cock’n Bull ginger beer, lemon juice, fresh cucumber and fresh limes. www.theherbbox.com.

Deep Blue Fishbowl, $14 This ultimate Sunday Funday drink features gin, Sprite and an assortment of tropical flavors, garnished with a floating, Maya-branded rubber duck. www.mayaclubaz.com.

Coffee is For Closers, $12 Put a spin on your morning cup of joe with Press Cold Brew Coffee, Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur, Demerara cane sugar and a lemon peel. www.thehousebrasserie.com.

Comfortably Numb, $11 A generous pour of Casamigos Silver Tequila, St. Germain Liqueur, Aperol, fresh lime juice and an orange squeeze combine for a cocktail sure to wake you up, no matter how late you got in the night before. www.rhythmandwine.com.

The Matriarch, $9 Celebrate Mother’s Day with a soothing mix of organic vodka, lavender simple syrup and lemon – perfect for toasting “the matriarch” of the family. Available Mother’s Day weekend only. www.truefoodkitchen.com.

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Chef Brian Archibald delivers “spring on a plate” with this Alaskan Halibut ($40), available at Palo Verde at the Boulders Resort & Spa. Sourced fresh from organic Alaskan fisherman, the halibut is lightly seared with olive oil, smashed garlic and whole butter, resulting in a tender, flaky fish. Archibald then works with every part of an English pea – also in season – to create a pea puree, pea spaetzle and pea butter. The dish is topped with more peas and pancetta that’s cured with spices in-house and hung for two months before cooking. The pancetta’s saltiness perfectly marries each of the pea textures and delicate fish flavors. Palo Verde, 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree; 480.488.9009; www.theboulders.com. MAY 2017 |

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GOT IT FROM THEIR MAMAS Local chefs share menu items made with Mom in mind BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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hough some serve comfort food and others fusion, most of the Valley’s chefs share one very special thing in common – Mom (or Grandma). In fact, many have such a deep connection to the women in their lives that they offer culinary creations directly inspired by them. Dive right into six chefs’ favorite dishes that are reminiscent of their childhoods, homelands and, most of all, their families.

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food files Pomo Chef: Stefano Fabbri Mom: Marisa Fabbri Dish: Campanelle verdure, $15.95 About: Handmade campanelle pasta tossed with freshly made pesto and sauteed zucchini, mushrooms, broccolini, eggplant and grape tomatoes, topped with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano for a healthful, flavorful vegetarian dish. Info: 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366;  www.pomopizzeria.com. “As with most children, getting me to eat my vegetables was a frequent challenge for my mother – and she found pasta was the way to do it. This is an homage to her cleverness, and the pesto recipe is hers. It’s fresh, peppery and aromatic but doesn’t overpower the other flavors of the dish. The vegetables in her campanelle would change depending on the season, but I use my personal favorites year-round.”

Kitchen West at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Chef: Samantha Sanz Mom: Olga Bojorquez Dish: Pan-seared salmon with a calabacitas tart and salsa trocadero, $40 About: Pan-seared salmon is paired with a tart made of calabacitas, tomatoes, caciocavallo cheese and salsa trocadero, which is a tomato-based sauce. Info: 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale; 480.513.5085; www.talaverarestaurant.com. “My mom would always cook lunch for us after school. One of my all-time favorites was her calabacitas. I took her dish and made it something completely different and refined by transforming it into a tart that resembles veggie lasagna. The salsa trocadero is a sauce made at my family’s restaurant, which is located in Sonora, Mexico.”

Sonata’s Restaurant

Chef: Rick Dupere Mom: Katherine Dupere Dish: Fried mesquite honey cheese curds with cherry jam, $11 About: A Southwestern spin on a Midwest favorite with honey mustard and a secret ingredient from Mom – her highbush tart cherry jam sauce for dipping. Info: 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.596.7522; www.destinationhotels.com/scottsdale-resort. “I inherited hundreds of cookbooks and cooking magazines from my mother. She had no problem interpreting exotic recipes with ingredients that were locally available to us and loved experimenting with sauces. While some of the family shied away from some of her creations, I was never afraid to try anything. This cherry jam recipe is in honor of one she always made, often on holidays.”

Perk Eatery Chef: Pauline Martinez Mom: Julie Micakaj Dish: Chicken on the coup, $12.59 About: Sausage and sage stuffing is crisped on the griddle and then topped with peppery sausage gravy and two eggs. Info: 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.998.6026; www.perkeatery.com. “My mom always used to make a sauce with smoked sausage. During Thanksgiving, we’d always have leftover stuffing so I would add cream to her sauce and crisp up the leftover stuffing. More than just a hit with our family, it’s one of our most popular dishes on the menu – it was even featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

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Chef: Josh Bracher Mom: Beth Aiello Dish: Cabbage rolls, $19 About: Cabbage stuffed with pork, beef and rice is braised in pomodoro sauce, served over Boursin mash, and topped with bryndza cheese. Info: 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.477.1390; www.sonatasrestaurant.com. “We had a lot of European culture growing up, especially with my mother’s side of the family being Finnish. One of my mom’s signature dishes was cabbage rolls, which I always devoured. The cabbage roll is found in nearly every European region, but often with a cultural twist. My favorite that she would make was of Lithuanian origin and has been on our menu since our inception.”

Los Sombreros Chef: Azucena E. Tovar Mom: Maria Esperanza Olvera Garcia Dish: Pollo con calabazas y crema chipotle, $19.95 About: Chicken breast with chopped zucchini in a creamy, zesty chipotle sauce. Info: 2534 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.1799; www.lossombreros.com. “There is nothing quite like the way your mom makes something. When I moved here from Mexico, I missed so much of her cooking, especially her steak mole dish and her insanely flavorful chicken with cream sauce, so this recipe is a near replica – with a few twists like my addition of spicy chipotle to the cream. I also take out the bones, which are actually used in a lot of Mexican cooking for additional flavor, but not always so popular here.”

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guide

DINING GUIDE BY TARYN JEFFRIES

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

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

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

AMERICAN

EMILY’S CAFÉ Emily’s Café is serving up food from the heart day after day. Come in and feel like you’re right at home at your favorite aunt or grandmother’s house. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner most days and while all their menu items look absolutely delectable, the true stand out is their Sunday Brunch. Pomegranate mimosas, eggs Benedict, crispy fried potatoes – there is no greater comfort meal. 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.2000; $$ LIBERTY STATION Liberty Station is a culmination of comfort food, regional influences and timeless style. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the menu features an array of shareable starters, fresh seafood, steaks and chops. A highlight of the restaurant is their custom smoker, viewable from the patio. Whether you are looking for tender smoke meats, vegan or gluten-free options, you’re guaranteed to find something to stick to your ribs and make your heart and soul happy. 34522 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.595.9930; www.libertystationtavern.com; $$ SIMON’S HOT DOGS The creators of Simon’s Hot Dogs are serving up some unique treats. You’ll find a variety of options from traditional to what-did-you-saywas-on-that? While it might sound a little kooky, you’ll want to step out of your comfort zone and order the Columbian. This dog is topped with sweet pineapple, crushed chips, mozzarella and their own special sauce. You can even opt for a beef or veggie dog. 4280 Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.426.9218; www.simonshotdogs.net; $

ASIAN

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 with beautiful presentation and will taste as good as they look. Besides excellent dinner options, they also offer up to three rolls for $13 at lunchtime. 29605 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.585.9709; $$ BEI Looking for a wide variety of Asian dishes? Bei is serving up sushi, Japanese, Korean barbecue, ramen, rice bowls and much more. They offer a wide variety of sushi rolls at reasonable prices as well as generous sashimi combinations. One menu highlight is the Bei bulgogi entree; a generous serving of marinated ribeye that is seasoned perfectly and has bright and full flavors. Stop by for happy hour and sushi roll prices that are hard to beat. 2200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.471.6609; www.beisushi.com; $$ POKE SPOT Poke is sweeping Arizona and there are now so many opportunities to get your fix. Freshness is key with poke and Poke Spot in North Scottsdale prides itself on providing an assortment of fresh fish options. You can design your own custom bowl, choosing your base, protein, sauce and your choice of toppings. With attentive service, an immaculate dining room and fast delivery of your completed bowl, Poke Spot is the ideal destination for lunch or a healthy meal on the go. 20831 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.907.7053; $

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BENEDICT’S CAFE This quaint eatery offers up breakfast and lunch options, making it a perfect spot to stop in for brunch on the weekends. Order up a fluffy omelet, decadent French toast or a perfectly crafted coffee, and you will leave with a full and happy belly. Chef Donna Londot also teaches cooking classes here, so she just might share your favorite dish’s recipe with you. 5555 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale; 602.992.3337; www.benedictscaterers.com; $$ BREAKFAST KITCHEN BAR As a newer tenant to Scottsdale Quarter, Breakfast Kitchen Bar features mouth-watering breakfast options as well as heartier lunch plates and a playful small bites menu available daily after 3 p.m. Some breakfast favorites are almond croissant French toast and a pearl couscous lentil breakfast bowl, while tapas offerings include bruschetta and grilled salmon tacos. Select breakfast items are also served all day. 15037 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.747.0563; www.breakfastkitchenbar.com; $$ BUTTERS PANCAKES & CAFÉ With all of the breakfast dishes that you expect to see like fluffy pancakes, flavorful omelets and crispy French toast, Butter’s delights the pickiest of eaters. For diners looking for something a little different, they also offer up creative dishes like the Mexicana omelet, Irish benny, and the eggs verde. 8390 E. Via de SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Ventura, Scottsdale; 480.629.4333; www.butterscafe.com; $$ EGG N’ JOE We have two words for you: German pancakes. Sure, this breakfast joint has omelets, Benedicts, French toast, waffles and eggs any way that you want them, but the star here is the German pancakes. First off, they are massive. As in, bigger than your plate massive. The pancakes are light and airy and can be topped your choice of fruit. If you’re looking for the comfort that only a traditional big breakfast can provide, this is the place for you. 23271 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.265.9968; www.eggnjoe.com; $$ STREET CAFÉ & COFFEE LOUNGE At Street Cafe, not only do they serve up phenomenal breakfast dishes, pastries and hearty lunches, but a portion of the proceeds go to feeding the less fortunate. You’ll find an ever-evolving menu featuring items like French toast, filling pasta dishes and sandwiches and well-crafted coffee drinks. This mindful restaurant stands to show that eating nourishes the body and soul. 10435 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.607.2733; www.streetcafeaz. com; $

ITALIAN

EVO The vibe here is upbeat and the menu is tight and concise. The pastas are all handmade daily and with the freshest ingredients. You can’t miss with the beef heart sandwich (no joke) and you will never forgive yourself if you leave without trying the focaccia rustica. 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.265.9814; www.evoscottsdale.com; $$ NICK’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT For more than 18 years, Nick’s has been creating happy diners with their homemade pasta, pizza and seafood dishes. One local favorite is their veal marsala; the tender meat is not overpowered with a heavy tart sauce. The light wine-based sauce allows the depth of flavor to complement the veal. Pasta options are seemingly endless and they also have an extensive gluten-free menu, creating the perfect local spot to share a meal with the whole family. Nick’s on Frank Lloyd Wright, 13910 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.314.9445; Nick’s at Pinnacle Peak, 23417 N. Pima Road, 480.515.0096; Scottsdale; Nick’s at Tatum and Shea, 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 602.953.1110; www.nicks-italian.com; $$ NONNA URBAN EATERY You’ll at once feel welcomed once you step into the bright and airy space of Nonna Urban Eatery. The large windows and custom mural behind the bar area will transport you to a European café, complete with friendly service and a shareable tapas style menu. While the menu changes often, you can always count on handmade pastas and European influenced dishes. 7240 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.663.3296; www.nonnascottsdale.com; $$         POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA This is the only local restaurant to offer a truly authentic Neapolitan pizza. In fact, the pizza is certified by the V.P.N. (Verace Pizza Napoletana) and the A.P.N. (Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani) from Italy. In addition to


guide authentic Italian pizzas – which are all homemade, of course – Pomo offers salads, soups, pastas and paninis. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.pomopizzeria. com; $$ THE SIDE DOOR CORNER STORE The Side Door Corner Store presents an uncomplicated menu that will please any of your diners as easily as your wallet. Choose from a variety of specialty pizzas with a Brooklyn-style crust. Try the Mexico City for a kick, with refried beans, mozzarella, red onion, cilantro, and topped with tortilla chips. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.4484; www. thesidedooraz.com; $$

MEXICAN

CARLSBAD TAVERN If you enjoy a little kick in your dishes, you’re going to love Carlsbad Tavern. This restaurant prides itself on presenting guests with the best representation of New Mexican cuisine. From New Mexican pot stickers and stacked enchiladas to habanero cheeseburgers and Southwestern gumbo pasta, all of the dishes here have a nice range of heat. You’ll also find a variety of locally brewed beers to help you cool dow. 3313 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.787.2241; www.carlsbadtavern.com; $$ DIEGO POPS This trendy urban eatery in Old Town has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for some of the best hearty and healthy Mexican fare in the area. Their Brussels sprout nachos are a game changer as far as snacking while watching a game goes. You can opt for their taco selections in corn, flour or crispy as well as in a bowl over cilantro-lime or brown rice. They also have three different types of tuna poke, all of which are fresh and light. 4338 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.1007; www.diegopops.com; $$ SALT + LIME MODERN MEXICAN GRILL With Mexican fare being a staple in the Valley, it’s always fun to experience different interpretations. Salt + Lime boasts casual and classy Mexican cuisine, and the simple, yet artful, approach to their menu items proves this to be true. Start off with the requisite chips and salsa, and then choose between five different salsas of varying degrees. Next, move straight onto any one of their 12 creative taco combinations. 9397 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.661.5463; www.saltandlimeaz.com; $$ SUMOMAYA MEXICAN-ASIAN KITCHEN SumoMaya seamlessly melds the bold flavors of Latin America and the Far East, creating an exciting menu no matter which section you choose. If you love guacamole, you’ll be delighted by the addition of rib-eye, lump crab or bacon to the traditional starter. SumoMaya also has eight different types of ceviche and a wide array of rolls, tacos, and bowls. If you’re looking for a delicious departure from traditional, put this place on your list of spots to visit. 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.397.9520; www.sumomaya.com; $$

MODERN AMERICAN

FARM & CRAFT A restaurant has arrived that has menu suggestions for specific ailments. Farm & Craft features dishes that help to increase your pro-

biotic levels, assist in anti-inflammatory efforts and even items that contribute to reducing overall stress. They’ve even worked wellness into their cocktails. You are able to enjoy their healthy-without-being-bland dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Your body will be grateful. 4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.568.8980; www.ilovefarmandcraft.com; $$ LINCOLN RESTAURANT Lincoln Restaurant has replaced the space that formerly housed BLT Steak within the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. This restaurant delivers a more refined menu that honors the flavors and culture of our great state, and ingredients are sourced from 10 local farms. The adjacent (and renamed) Bar 1936 mixes up cocktails utilizing housemade mixers and craft ice cubes. 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; 480.905.7979; www.camelbackinn.com; $$$ VIRTÙ HONEST CRAFT Located in a charming bed and breakfast, The Bespoke Inn, is the charming and homey Virtù. The menu features contemporary cuisine inspired by Chef Gio Osso’s Mediterranean roots. The menu is thoughtfully crafted and plays up exciting flavor combinations. In the event that the food isn’t enough on its own, the staff mixologists are constantly coming up with new drinks featuring artisan spirits. 3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale; 480.946.3477; www. virtuscottsdale.com; $$$

SEAFOOD

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’t-pass-up truffled macaroni and cheese. 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.730.4800; www.eddiev.com; $$$   SALT CELLAR The Salt Cellar has been a staple in the Valley since 1971 and ranks among the top seafood restaurants year after year. As the chef is able to procure different seasonal fish throughout the year, you will see their menu board changing which can equate to a new experience as the year goes by. They always have seriously large live Maine lobsters on the menu. If lobster isn’t your thing, you really can’t go wrong with any of the Salt Cellar specialties. 550 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.1963; www. saltcellarrestaurant.com; $$$ WILDFISH SEAFOOD GRILLE Wildfish Seafood Grille is a bustling and sophisticated eatery that boasts no bad seats in the house. You’ll have great views of the sleek bar and busy exhibition kitchen, ensuring that you get a good view of all the action. Fresh seafood is key here, with deliveries coming in from coastal waters all over the U.S. The half-pound Australian lobster tail crowns an impressive menu that also includes Chilean sea bass, Georges Bank scallops and Pacific ahi tuna. Make sure to start out your visit with a trip to the oyster bar. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.4040; www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com; $$$ MAY 2017 |

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STEAKHOUSE

CHOLLA PRIME STEAKHOUSE & LOUNGE Outside of Vegas, you may not expect much from a restaurant located in a casino, but Cholla Prime Steakhouse (located at Casino Arizona) is working to change residents’ minds one plate at a time. The prices here make it easy to try out all of their entrees. The filet mignon is offered with either a classic bearnaise or porcini mushroom sauce, though no matter which entree you choose, make sure to get a side of their indulgent lobster mashed potatoes. 524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale; 480.850.7736; www.casinoarizona.com; $$ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Guests have long known that Morton’s is a fantastic place to celebrate a special occasion. Diners who call ahead to let the staff know of their occasion will arrive to congratulatory greetings as well as a decorated table. It bears mentioning that Morton’s also features an eclectic and enticing “Bar Bites” menu, encouraging you to pop in after a long day and enjoy selections such as mini crab cake BLTs, tuna tacos and petite filet mignon sandwiches. 15233 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.951.4440; www.mortons.com; $$$$ THE CAPITAL GRILLE Regarded mainly as a special occasion destination, The Capital Grille can fulfill a variety of dining needs. The atmosphere provides an opulent and posh feel, ensuring that you’ll feel like a king or queen as you dine on a Delmonico steak in the dining room or nosh on mini-tenderloin sandwiches at the bar. 1689 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.348.1700; www.thecapitalgrille.com, $$$

WINE BARS

DECANTUR – THE WINERY AT DC RANCH Aside from the extensive list of uniquely crafted wines that Decantur offers, this winery has a variety of unique experiences. The wines that they feature are available by the glass, terzo, bottle or case. You’ll also have the opportunity to craft your own wines with their distinctive program. You’ll be led through the entire process from fermentation all the way to labeling. 18245 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.209.1137; www.decantur.com; $$ GWIN WINE + BEER The husband-and-wife team at GWIN bring a wealth of wine knowledge that served as the inspiration for this wine lounge. You can find wines from the family vineyard as well as many regional favorites and craft beers. The light menu features charcuterie and cheese boards as well as a dessert flight that will pair perfectly with the wine or beer of your choosing. 7342 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.247.9915; www.gwinaz.com; $$ SORSO WINE ROOM The wines at Sorso are actually on-tap, so you can taste their way through different regions and vintages by getting a full glass or just a taste. In addition to the 32 on-tap, they offer more than 100 wines from all over the world by glass or bottle. The short and sweet menu is full of items handpicked to pair with your chosen glass of vino. 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.4344; www.sorsowineroom.com; $$


new in town

LA SALA TEQUILA CANTINA

A modern Latin kitchen debuts in Scottsdale BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

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he Shops at Gainey Village in Scottsdale just got another neighbor. Fresh off the heels of The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge opening in the popular central Scottsdale shopping center, La Sala Tequila Cantina debuted right next door in recent months. “La Sala is an intimate, 50-seat cantina next to its cool and convivial sister, The Living Room. The two concepts share an open-air kitchen and offer interior access back and forth between our two venues,” says Tom Kaufman, co-owner of the La Sala Family of Restaurants, which includes Humble Pie, La Sala, The Living Room, Rock Lobster and Chop. Local foodies will appreciate the authentic, from-scratch recipes and the modern take on classic Latin fare, not to mention the ability to order from The Living Room menu, and vice versa, if something piques their interest. The menu boasts mesquite-grilled flavors of Mexico and Latin America, such as carne asada, carnitas, shrimp ceviche and rock shrimp, and each item is designed to accompany their awardwinning margaritas and tequila/mezcal cocktails, $12 each or $8 each during happy hour. Some of the cocktail favorites include: Cinful Pineapple: Maestro Dobel Reposado Tequila SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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