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t seems poignantly appropriate that, during the month of giving thanks and the season of generosity, the person on our cover (page 54) has made it an integral part of her life to give back. As the wife of Eddie Johnson, a former NBA player (including the Phoenix Suns), Joy Johnson has made it her mission to make an impact, especially when it comes to empowering women. This has since carried into her continued community involvement and creating her own business. In September, I had the privilege of meeting her at the My Mom, My Hero event hosted by her and her husband’s philanthropy, Eddie Johnson & Friends, and she definitely brings a sense of joy wherever she goes, including this issue! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, there’s no shortage of foodie fun and ways to have celebratory toasts in the pages that follow. After all, it seems as though the ritual of gathering around a table with loved ones is at the root of our holiday traditions. On that note, we’ve rounded up six places that have sharable, family-style eats on page 132 as well new restaurants sure to wow your guests (pages 62 and 138). But if you’re serving at home, make sure you serve in style with our fabulous finds on page 100. Of course, it wouldn’t be November in Scottsdale without events of all kinds, from grand openings to The Polo Party to charity galas. We’ve highlighted many of them throughout this issue, and we’re doing you one better – check out page 110 for an array of gala-ready ensembles that will give you instant glitz. As far as events go, I’ve been making my way to a lot of them recently. In fact, it feels like it’s been a whirlwind! But despite the hustle and bustle and beyond all of the glamorous occasions, it’s important to remember what this season (and many of these events) are really all about – gratitude, grace and a spirit of generosity. I think these three qualities are evident in so many Scottsdale folks – including you, dear readers! – as well as the stories of those within these pages. Perhaps I will meet you at one of these events in person, but until then, I’ll say this here: Thank you for who you are, and thank you for taking the time to read So Scottsdale!, something that I feel is a way for me to give back to you.

Here’s to gratitude, Chelsea Young Editor-in-Chief chelsea@richmanmediagroup.com Instagram: @young_chelsea Connect with us! Facebook: @soscottsdalemagazine Instagram: @so_scottsdale_magazine

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trength comes in surprising ways and unexpected times in life. For Sharon Bondurant, her strength has always been her recruiting business and passion for connecting people. But it was her search for physical strength that changed her personal and professional life in ways she never imagined.

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up close A near-native to Scottsdale, Bondurant attended Chaparral High School before earning her degree at Arizona State University. Like many, she wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to do after graduating and worked a variety of jobs while finding her own path in life. “I had no idea what I wanted to ‘be’ when I grew up,” Bondurant recalls. “I was soul searching and only knew some core things that were important to me. I wanted to help people, eventually have my own company, and make a decent living.” She “fell in love” with recruiting after a suggestion from a friend, saying a lightbulb went off when she realized she could work with so many people to improve their lives – and turn it into a career. “The job that you go to every day is such a defining element of your life,” says Bondurant, adding that it’s not only income that influences quality of life, but that a job determines everything from the time you wake up to who you interact with on a daily basis. “So to be a change agent in that huge part of someone’s life is rewarding. There is nothing better than telling someone, ‘You got the job!’” Bondurant says she didn’t care about starting at minimum wage at her first recruiting job, which, at the time, was only $4.25 an hour. “My heart told me that I could do that job and do it well. So I jumped in and the rest is history!” While she had always dreamed of one day owning her own business, Bondurant founded Tech Finders, which helps match exceptional tech talent with the right company, more out of necessity than preparation, at least in the beginning. In 1998, shortly after giving birth to her first son, she realized she couldn’t return to an office on someone else’s schedule. “My main motivation was to be able to be home with my son and make enough money to keep a roof over his head.” In a spare bedroom converted into an office and armed with only a phone, fax machine and the Yellow Pages, Tech Finders took off. Today, her business is one of Arizona’s top recruiting firms, accumulating awards including the Phoenix Business Journal’s Top Woman-Owned Businesses

in 2016, Top Tech Recruiting Company 2014 by Ranking Arizona and Inc. 5000 for two years running. Bondurant herself was also named in Who’s Who in Business as one of the Most Influential Women in Business 2016. Her company has now expanded its tech wings to include HR Finders and Finance Finders, which recruit human resource and finance talent (among others), respectively.

A New Level of Growth After more than a decade of successfully running her company and improving the lives of so many, Bondurant decided to make a change in her own life. “All was good, but I was a little bored,” Bondurant says. “I felt that there was a little spark that was missing. “I thought to myself, ‘What could I say yes to that I normally say no to doing? And what would make me really uncomfortable and be a huge challenge?’” That was in 2011, when, at 41 years young, the mother of two decided to try something new: fitness competitions. “Fitness competing hit all the areas of being uncomfortable: committing to a huge scary goal, having to get in the best shape of my life, being onstage,” Bondurant says. “Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would be in a teeny weeny bikini in front of hundreds of people, let alone doing it at 41! All of it

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scared me to death. So I said YES!” Within her first year, she earned top place wins in open, with masters and national competitions soon to follow. She ultimately earned her IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Pro Card during a time that fitness became especially important in her life. Faced with a divorce in 2015, Bondurant credits training as motivation to move forward. “It kept me on track during a really painful time,” Bondurant says. “I ended up getting that Pro Card last July at age 45, and it was one of the best moments of my life during a really bleak time.” Bondurant’s newfound openness to different experiences also enhanced her approach to business and renewed her energy to accomplish more. “When I said yes to getting into the best shape of my life, it changed my mindset, which then changed my business and my personal life. My new outlook was, ‘What else can I do that scares me?’” Her busy training schedule taught her how to delegate more at work, as well as try new things to grow her business. “It gave me confidence that I could do anything that I set my mind to doing!” And it worked. In just those five years since she began training, Bondurant says Tech Finders has grown more than 500 percent. With renewed physical and mental strength, Bondurant intends to double the success in her business over the next three years, all while competing at the IFBB Pro level. She also hopes to travel more and continue to set an example to those she influences the most: her children. And soon, Bondurant will be launching a new endeavor: The Fit Professional (www.the-fit-professional.com), a platform that will promote health and wellness for busy professionals to help them achieve a fit mind, body and business. “If you feel good and are healthy, then you will be able to be there for the ones you love,” Bondurant says. “I encourage other women that it is okay to be the best you; it will help more people than you even realize. You are stronger and capable of much more than you know!”

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How to handle fine hair -Ask the expert! Rodney Gentry, Full-service Designer and Hair Color Specialist, Sachi Studios

Q: We’ve focused on the problems and solutions of fine hair here, but are there also advantages to it? RG: Of course! Fine hair can look stunning, just like all other types of hair. Fine hair tends to be soft and silky. This makes it harder to style, but the flip side is that it can almost glow with a wonderful, natural shine. Those with curly fine hair will also find they spend much less time straightening it than their thicker-haired friends. Fine hair is also brilliant for the summer months, when it helps to keep the head cooler. Just like all other hair types, fine hair comes with plentiful advantages, as well as its own particular issues!

From static issues to limp, dull styles, fine hair can sometimes feel impossible to get right. Thankfully, expert color specialist Rodney Gentry, based at Sachi Studios in Scottsdale, is here to help! Q: First, why is it that some of us have finer hair than others? Rodney Gentry: Fine hair results when each individual strand of hair has a small circumference, so that individual strands are not as large as those belonging to other people whose hair has a wider circumference. Q: Do people with fine hair have particular problems as a result of the hair’s fineness? RG: Clients with fine hair tend to come to me with a similar range of complaints. While fine hair can look sleek and beautiful, it can be difficult to style. Many clients also wish for more volume to their hair. Q: How do you help them to overcome these issues? RG: There are plenty of options for those with fine hair. Highlights are one way to add volume and texture, and lowlights can work really well, too. It is really incredible what you can do with color. Clients always get a boost when they see how different their fine hair looks after it has undergone a color treatment. There are also some great products on the market to help with fine hair. I’m loving the René Furterer Volumea range right now. The four products—shampoo, conditioner, conditioning spray and a volumizing foam—harness the power of natural ingredients like carob in order to create long-lasting volume that leaves the hair bouncy and lightweight. Products like these work wonders, and it is great to be able to introduce clients to them and know how much they will enjoy the effect that they have. Simple things like drying technique can also make a big difference. People with fine hair should lift the hair outward and upward as they dry if they want maximum volume. They should also avoid brushing it when wet, as fine hair can break very easily.

Q: What other problems do people with fine hair face? RG: Fine hair can be more prone to damage than thick hair, so those with fine hair need to be careful about over-styling and the use of chemical treatments. Here at Rodney Gentry, we specialize in using products that are kind to the hair, and that nurture it at the same time as coloring it. I don’t believe that there is any place for harsh chemical treatments in a modern salon—they just aren’t necessary anymore. Enzyme-based products can color hair beautifully, and are so much kinder to it than the old peroxide-based treatments. Q: Can you recommend any quick fixes for those with fine hair? RG: Well, a quick trip to Sachi Studios, for one! For those after a quick fix at home, I would recommend always having a deep conditioning masque on hand, ready to be used as a weekly treatment or whenever particularly luscious locks are required. On a daily basis, it really doesn’t get much better than the René Furterer Volumea line for those looking for added body.

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

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TABLE TALK Gordie Bufton helps transform families BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

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hether I’m speaking to an audience of thousands, coaching entire families, or speaking to a child one-on-one, my goal is to always increase understanding.” Soft-spoken and kind on the eyes, Gordie Bufton is a transformational coach and speaker who urges individuals to turn their lives around for the better. In his personal memoir, Eluding Reality, and in the speeches he has delivered at a myriad of Valley schools, Bufton publicly shares his personal trials and tribulations that eventually led to his mental and spiritual renewal. “I felt compelled to share my story so others don’t have to experience the same pain I put myself and my family through and can choose a different path for themselves,” Bufton says. Bufton saw an overwhelming need for an effective prevention program that provides real empowerment to families. In 2015, Bufton and his friend-turned-business partner, Bradley Callow, established a real solution in the form of a lecture series called Both Sides of the Kitchen Table (www.bothsidesofthekitchentable.com). The mission is to help highperforming families empower themselves and their children to be more self-reliant. Workshops facilitated by Bufton and Callow ensure that both perspectives – the child and the parents’ – are heard and acknowledged. In this way, communication around the kitchen table is richer in substance, respect and love.

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What piece of advice you would give to high-performing parents to help them foster a stronger bond with their children? Seek first to understand and then to be understood. What do you love most about what you do? Being able to connect with others and allow them to feel understood and heard. What are some of your other hobbies? I recently completed an Ironman, so anything fitness-related. I also love personal development, reading and meditation.

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January O’Connor’s tasty remedy for aiding sore throats BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

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t may be the time of year where the common cold is on the rise, but thanks to one inventive mother and wife, the triedand-true sore throat remedy, gargling with warm salt water, is a whole lot tastier. Trained as a registered nurse, January O’Connor invented GoGargle! in 2013 after her husband consulted her medical expertise for his sore throat. “I told my husband to gargle with warm salt water, but he was reluctant to do so because the taste is extremely unpleasant,” O’Connor says. “He didn’t know how much salt to add to the water and did not like the grainy texture.” Suddenly, a light bulb went off in O’Connor’s mind: Take the old remedy and make it better. After researching her nursing journals and experimenting with ingredients, GoGargle! – an effervescent tablet with healing properties – was born. After a six-month period adjusting for taste and effectiveness, O’Connor perfected her medical concoction, and it’s now available in a variety of drugstores. GoGargle! contains therapeutic agents such as aloe, chamomile, honey and zinc along with saline and vitamins that offer quick, convenient, flavorful and gluten-free sore throat relief. “Both my husband’s mother and mine had always told us as kids to ‘go gargle’ with salt water for a sore throat. Now, we are telling the world to GoGargle!”

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What did you enjoy most about being an RN? I love the knowledge that I’ve gained through my studies and experience. Knowledge cannot be taken from you, and education is a solid foundation to grow and develop greater things. Do you have other remedies in the works or new GoGargle! flavors? We do! It is a closely held secret right now, but GoGargle! will be expanding the line with exciting additions and partnerships soon. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? My husband and I love entertaining, cooking and hosting poolside parties. I enjoy decorating our new home in Scottsdale and overall enjoying Arizona living. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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You are a member of Brothers Tailors’ “The Dapper 8.” Tell us more about this club. We are a modern day group of industry players who have joined forces and professional strengths to become influencers in the real estate space. Specializing in image, professionalism and giving back to the local community, The Dapper 8 are hand-picked because that individual’s style matches his ambition. Are you a fashion risk taker? One of the biggest reasons I’ve come as far as I have in such a short time is because of my willingness to step out of the box and not accept conventional wisdom. Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I was born in Greece and speak it fluently!

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usic will always come first for Australian DJ Jen Jones, who is a resident DJ at Maya Day + Nightclub and Talking Stick Resort, but fashion takes a close second. Before she rose to international fame, landing gigs like the 2013 Super Bowl and the legendary Copa America soccer tournament, Jones worked as a junior buyer for the Australian clothing brand Cotton On. The job ultimately inspired her move to the U.S., where her star, and the spotlight, have been shining bright. “People are watching,” Jones says. “I am my own walking business card, so I feel a sense of urgency to look my best at all times.” Although her unique style – a blend of edgy-glam streetwear with high-fashion undertones – changes with the trends, one thing remains the same. Whether she’s donning a curve-hugging bodysuit or a simple LBD, Jones’ on-the-job ensembles are undeniably fierce. When she’s laying low, Jones opts for chic athletic brands like Bombshell Sportswear and Ivy Park. Occasionally, she’ll throw on a jersey and pair of Air Max sneakers, which can sometimes be seen peeking out from beneath the turntables. “Going casual can be just as fashionable as a Gucci dress,” she asserts. “It just depends on how you rock it!” As for accessories? No matter where in the world she is, Jones is never without her signature pink headphones. “I see them as a sense of strength in a such male-dominant industry,” she says. “I do it for the ladies!” When did you feel like you finally made it as a DJ? When people I didn’t even know started referring to me as Jen Jones. What was your most memorable moment from playing the Copa America this past summer? DJ’ing in front of 70,000 people and asking them to scream and make some noise. The rush you get when they respond is indescribable! Five things you can’t live without? Family, music, P90X, shoes and ChapStick!

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INJEXTS: Take a dip in the Fountain of Youth Looking and feeling your best is something that most people strive for on a daily basis. Between going to the gym and watching what you eat, it seems the list of what to do to achieve this goal is endless. One thing that can be made easy, however, is aging gracefully. Injexts, Scottsdale’s only injectable bar, was developed and founded by Dr. Ashleigh Ortega to help restore a youthful look in minutes. Injexts is a on demand injectable aesthetic practice that makes it convenient and easy for patients to book an appointment, receive treatment and have a refreshed look within minutes, without the hassle of traveling to a med spa or physician’s office. “I love helping people age at a rate they’re comfortable with, help them look and feel their best and doing the injectables safely,” she says. And what’s not to love about the simple, expedient approach to antiaging that Injexts provides: it’s the fountain of youth on demand. Dr. Ortega began her career in the medical field in 1999, as a registered nurse at Yale. From there, she relocated to Scottsdale, where she earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Arizona State University, one of the foremost DNP programs in the country. “One of the many perks of coming to Injexts is you are getting the treatment of a doctor of nursing practice, but the personalization and heart of your favorite nurse,” says Dr. Ortega. “Having that personalized care is critical to making everyone feel comfortable and relaxed while reversing the appearance of time.” Injexts offers Botox, Kybella and fillers to minimize lines and wrinkles, and vitamin B12, which can improve energy, metabolism and sleep. Each client is given an individualized consultation beforehand in order to determine their specific needs, and a post-treatment assessment to ensure that the desired results have been achieved. Injexts also offers exceptional antiaging skincare from SkinMedica, a product

line that Dr. Ortega hand-picked based on the company’s extensive research. “I want everyone to come in and feel comfortable, and help them pick a product that fits best with their life,” says Dr. Ortega. “At our initial consultation I make sure that each product is picked for the right reasons, and will be the best fit for you. We will take all the time we need to make sure that each decision that is made is the right one and make sure the patient is comfortable.” All aesthetic practitioners at Injexts are nurse practitioners and/or registered nurses and have received their certificate in advanced injectable training to ensure that each customer’s aesthetic injectable experience is at their demand by world class healthcare providers.

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From NBA wife and model to philanthropist and entrepreneur, Joy Johnson shares her passion for helping others and empowering women

Joy Johnson has lived a full life. As a basketball wife and former model, she carved her own identity in philanthropic events, eventually leading to her own successful event planning company. Today, she encourages other sports wives to use their positions to better the world through her and her husband’s own charitable efforts and annual fundraising gala, all while empowering other women along the way.

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Joy Johnson and her husband, retired NBA star and current Phoenix Suns color commentator Eddie Johnson, have been together for more than 30 years. Originally from Chicago, Johnson attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. During her college years she started dating then up-and-coming basketball star Eddie and was quickly immersed in the role of NBA wife. For 17 seasons, the Johnsons traveled to where the league needed the small forward, from Seattle to Charlotte and Indiana to Houston, even spending some time in Greece as part of the European league. Eddie spent three seasons on the Phoenix Suns’ roster, starting in 1987. It was with the Suns in 1989 that he received the coveted 6th Man of the Year award, cementing his place as a Phoenix favorite. With her husband often traveling, Johnson found ways to stay busy by modeling. While living in Phoenix in the late ’80s, she was signed by the Robert Black Agency and modeled on the runway and for major department stores. “When we first arrived in Phoenix in 1987, we were young and didn’t have any children so I wanted to stay busy and generate my own income,” Johnson says. While she enjoyed her career as a model, Johnson longed for ways to connect with fellow basketball wives and the various communities she often found herself in as a newcomer. “We moved many times, and one of the ways that I got acclimated to a new city and team was to get involved in that team’s charitable alliances,” Johnson says. Johnson became passionate about women and family-focused causes, and she worked tirelessly to involve herself with the charities of every team Eddie joined, including two years as president of the Pacers Connection. “It didn’t take long for me to assist in the planning of their selected events and in a couple of cities, I found myself as the president of the wives group and therefore leading the charge in their latest event planning endeavors.” Perhaps her most notable contribution was in 1993 when she was a founding

“HAVING MY OWN BUSINESS HAS BEEN IMPORTANT FOR ME BECAUSE IT HAS GIVEN ME AN IDENTITY OUTSIDE OF BEING ‘EDDIE JOHNSON’S WIFE.’ ONCE I TURNED MY GIFT OF PLANNING INTO MY OCCUPATION, MY SELFESTEEM GREW LEAPS AND BOUNDS.”

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member of Behind the Bench (BTB), the National Basketball Wives Association. She chaired the organization’s very first All-Star Touching a Life Gala, an event that Behind the Bench still hosts every NBA All-Star Weekend. She was elected president of the organization in 1999 and served in this capacity for four years, until 2003. That same year, she received the Spirit Family Award for her leadership efforts on behalf of the organization. “Our mission [at Behind the Bench] is to make a difference in the lives of others through our collective efforts. I have preached that mantra for years,” Johnson says. “I am proud to say that we raised over 1 million dollars for charitable organizations all over the country, most notably during the NBA All-Star Weekend.” More recently, Johnson just completed a four-year tenure as vice president of membership for The Phoenix Chapter of the Links, Inc.; has served as a board member of the Arizona Foundation for Women; and has been a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. for 12 years, four of those acting as vice president (she is now an associate member). She is thankful for the opportunities she received in part through her husband’s career, but also recognizes the need for those in her position to take the initiative to find their own paths in life. “My biggest advice for other sports wives is to work really hard to find their passion so that they can have a life outside of their husbands. Too many times, we get lost in our husbands’ shadows when, often times, we have so much to offer.” Eddie also played a strong role in motivating Johnson to use her tools and experience to launch her own business. “It was my husband, Eddie, who encouraged me to start my own business. One day, he said, ‘Joy, you are very good at what you do, and you should start your own business.’”  So, in 2001, Johnson started her own event planning company, A Joyous Event Planning & Management, LLC, (www.ajoyousevents.com), which plans and manages all types of events in the Phoenix area. “I plan anything and everything: weddings, fashion shows, specialty birthday

parties, grand openings, baby showers, conferences. All people have to do is give me a vision for their event and let me run with it!” Through A Joyous Event, she has planned events for the former governor, the Honorable Jane Dee Hull; NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith; recording artist Tamia, the wife of former Phoenix Suns player, Grant Hill; and Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals. It was also through her company that Johnson hosted The 48 Most Intriguing Women of Arizona luncheon for more than 700 people as part of her role as vice chair of the official Centennial Legacy Project in 2012. She also helped coproduce the coffee table book that highlighted the significant contributions of 48 women in honor of Arizona’s Centennial. “That project was honored in the Arizona Historical Society Museum for one year, and my coproducer and I got to design the exhibit,” she says. “It was truly a humbling experience.”

Lending a Helping Hand True to her desire to help women and families, Johnson and her husband became involved with Helping Hands for Single Moms, a local organization that assists low-income single mothers in pursuing a college education and financial stability. In 2013, Eddie was a presenting speaker at Helping Hands for Single Moms’ annual My Mom, My Hero event, which sparked the idea for the Johnsons to create their own foundation to better support the causes dear to them. “During Eddie’s speech, he described the love and respect he has for his mom, Doris, who raised him and his six siblings. After he spoke, Helping Hands was touched by his candor and approached him regarding a collaboration to implement an event together, hence, Eddie Johnson & Friends was born.” Today, Eddie Johnson & Friends spearheads the My Mom, My Hero event to further promote solidarity amongst professional athletes in an effort to bring more awareness and raise funds for single moms who are working to make a better life for their children. They help

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recruit other professional athletes or friends to their cause, working with the likes of Larry Fitzgerald, Dan Majerle, Tom Chambers, Mark West and Alvan Adams, to name a few. The third annual My Mom, My Hero event took place this past September, in which nearly $45,000 was raised, bringing the total raised funds by the event to more than $124,000 in the past three years. The high-energy event featured mothers from the world of professional sports, including Brenda Warner, Lucille O’Neal and Eddie’s mother, Doris Johnson, who had her own memories of Eddie’s speech three years prior. Perhaps Doris’ most poignant moment was when someone in the crowd asked, “What is the most important thing you can say to the moms?” Her response: “Just love [the kids], love them, love them.” As a mother of two now-grown children herself, Johnson is grateful for her husband being a constant in their lives, even if his NBA career kept him on the go when their kids were young. But it is also Eddie’s own upbringing that makes the event all the more meaningful to Johnson. “My husband was raised by a single mom, so over the years, I have heard about the struggles that Doris had raising seven children alone. She has said that if there had been organizations like Helping Hands when she was raising her children, what a blessing it would’ve been,” Johnson says. “I am inspired by these women who work so diligently to educate themselves so that they can make a better life for themselves and their children.” Johnson aims to continue to grow her business alongside her philanthropic work for years to come, and she hopes to inspire more women to pursue their goals, professionally and personally, regardless of their perceived privilege (or lack thereof). “Having my own business has been important for me because it has given me an identity outside of being ‘Eddie Johnson’s wife.’ Once I turned my gift of planning into my occupation, my selfesteem grew leaps and bounds,” Johnson says. “I realize that I am extremely fortunate that many people see the value in what I do, as a small business owner who is able to generate results.”

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Though Scottsdale ArtWalk takes place year-round, the cooler November weather provides the perfect backdrop for strolling through the Scottsdale Arts District. Known as “America’s original art walk,” the tradition began in 1975 and continues to thrive, with many galleries welcoming passersby in to view works of art. Pictured is Gallery Andrea, which showcases captivating landscapes and abstracts – often with brilliant pops of color – by international artist Andrea de Kerpely-Zak, among others. Scottsdale ArtWalk takes place every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) from 7 to 9 p.m. Photo taken Oct. 6 at 7:40 p.m. NOVEMBER 2016 |

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Wine While You Shop

Sipping wine while you shop for new workout gear is kind of like having your cake and eating it too, right? Well, at Scottsdale Quarter’s Lululemon you can do just that! Every Wednesday evening through December, Lululemon shoppers can head to the retailer’s patio from 5 to 7 p.m. to enjoy complimentary vino from Sorso Wine Room. Shoppers will also receive a gift certificate for 10 percent off food at Sorso or a “buy one bottle, get a second bottle half off” at Sorso’s Wine Market, valid every Wednesday between 6 and 9 p.m.

Play Ball!

Sure, we all flock to the baseball field for spring training. But have you checked out the Arizona Fall League? This month, head to Scottsdale Stadium to cheer on your home team, the Scottsdale Scorpions. On Nov. 19, Scottsdale Stadium will play host to the league championship game, where the Scorpions will take on top minor league players from both the American and National leagues. For more information, visit www.scottsdaleaz. gov/scottsdale-stadium.

A Cultural Excursion

Art and history buffs, take a day trip to sites – including those right here in the Valley – that you may never have seen. Inspired by SMoCA’s exhibition, Architecture + Art: Everything Falls into Place When It Collapses, the museum is hosting this architectural exploration (dubbed Arizona Obsucra) Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You’ll travel south to visit the 700-year-old Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and enjoy a picnic lunch on-site before heading back to Phoenix for a private tour of Tovrea Castle. The final stop will be the Mystery Castle. Nestled on South Mountain, this 18-room castle was built in the 1930s and inhabited by the builder’s daughter until 2010. After witnessing how the desert has inspired these three landmarks, you’ll return to the museum. A $75 ticket includes transportation, entry into all landmarks and lunch. www.smoca.org.

Essence of Autumn

Delight in the telltale signs of fall with Agave, The Arizona Spa’s new seasonal treatment: The Essence of Autumn Facial. This 50-minute facial uses the fruit of the season – pumpkin – to help brighten and smooth the complexion while softening the skin and boosting collagen production. But the oh-so-fall experience goes beyond that. During your treatment, you’ll hear, smell and see hints of the season – the sound of a breeze rustling through trees, the scent of spicy cinnamon and clove, and a vibrant video of red and gold leaves projected on the ceiling overhead. You can also choose either a pumpkin spice smoothie pretreatment, or opt for an apple cider mimosa afterwards. Pricing starts at $159 and will be offered now through Nov. 27 at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. www.kierlandresort.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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So... you’ re looking in the magnifying mirror as you put on your eyeshadow, your mascara and your cheek foundation and now you get a good look at your lips. A gasp of disbelief permeates the atmosphere. “ Where did those lines come from...I didn’t see them there last week.. how will I ever hide the grooves and lines with my lip liner and lipstick? At the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center, Dr Andrew Wolin has found multiple solutions to the “lips and LInes” dilemma. For the past few years Dr Wolin has incorporated his 20 year experience with fat transfer with his 20 year experience with laser skin therapy to eradicate all those irregularities and grooves in the lips. By using MICROFAT transfer of a patient’s own fat and combining the MICRO FAT transfer with laser therapy, he has been able to conquer the battle of the lip lines. The procedure is an office procedure done under local anesthesia, taking less than 45 minutes. Not only is FAT being transferred, but STEM CELLS and growth factors are also transferred with the fat to improve the overall health of the lips as well as the appearance.

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For those who are looking to rejuvenate an aging lip or simply add volume to a lifelong thin lip, there are also fat transfer options for long term permanent correction or Juvederm for a shorter term temporary fix. By utilizing blunt cannulas rather than needles, the procedures are almost painless, do not cause bruising and provide the patients with a great experience.

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If you love salsa and spice, you’re in for a treat with Scottsdale’s newest Mexican restaurant, Tia Shorty’s. Located at Indian Bend and Scottsdale roads, the restaurant welcomes guests with the vibrancy of Mexico – colorful lanterns hang from the ceiling and sugar skull art adorns the walls, both conjuring the atmosphere of a Dia de los Muertos festival. Owner Tina Padilla – Tia Shorty herself – grew up in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and, together with her family, shares those authentic flavors on her menu with a range of Mexican favorites, including tamales, a variety of tacos and churros drizzled with caramel.

A new restaurant, Char Kitchen + Bar, is now open in Hilton Village in the space that formerly housed Bink’s Scottsdale. While the eatery will undergo minimal interior changes as it transitions, the menu itself is a new culinary foray, with dishes influenced by the father-and-son owners’ Albanian heritage, highlighting flavors from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Kick off your meal with the mezze platter, of homemade hummus, red pepper chutney, cucumber dill sauce, roasted vegetables and fresh pita bread. Entrees include grilled lamb chops with chimichurri sauce and Atlantic salmon with charred lemon vinaigrette. And make sure to try the restaurant’s namesake items: Charred skewers, including steak, chicken, shrimp and veggie, served with basmati rice and tzatziki sauce. www.charkitchen.com.

In line with the ramen trend making its delicious way through the Valley, a new place to get your noodle fix has opened up in Scottsdale. What began as a popup ramen night at Posh Restaurant every Tuesday became so popular that Posh’s chef Joshua Hebert decided his pop-up needed to be permanent. With just about 24 seats, the venue is an intimate space where diners can choose from five types of ramen – goma, shoyu, miso, shrimp and vegan – plus Japanese staples like gyoza, steamed buns and edamame. And, of course, sake (and beer) are available. www.hotnoodlescoldsake.com.

6 THINGS WE’RE LOVING THIS MONTH Hiking any time of the day. Shopping outdoors at Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons without breaking a sweat. Sipping a cocktail while cozied up to a crackling fire at jade bar. Strolling through the Scottsdale Artisan Markets on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Watching the sunset from Flourish’s outdoor terrace or Orange Sky’s 14th-floor patio. Warming up with a bowl of New England clam chowder on Fridays at the recently renovated (and renamed) Wally’s American Gastropub.

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Nov. 5, 10 a.m. It’s time for some horseplay during the 6th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships at WestWorld of Scottsdale. This year is expected to be bigger and better than ever, with organizers anticipating to bring in more than 12,000 fans. This year, attendees are in for a treat with a sneak peek of the 2017 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, plus a fashion show, high tea and a Cultural Concert. $10-$350. www.thepoloparty.com.

Nov. 5-6 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, this fun-filled event is for girls, their families and friends, and their favorite American Girl dolls! Enjoy an array of colorful clothing, refreshments and raffle prizes, plus learn how clothing has evolved to reflect history, culture and individual style. The funds raised from the show benefit The Emily Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. $70. www.phoenixchildrensfoundation.org.

Children’s Fight For Life Casino Night

Live & Local Nov. 6, 5-9 p.m. Eat, drink and rock out! Presented by GoDaddy, Live & Local celebrates the best of food, spirits and music in the Valley. Local restaurants and beverage partners, celebrity mixologists, entertainers and more will be on the scene while guests enjoy ambling through Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. $75. www.bgcs.org.

Nov. 6, 5-9 p.m. Try your luck with some casino fun while raising money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The event, held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, will feature a silent auction, wine pull, dinner and, of course, casino games. Since its inception, Children’s Fight for Life has raised more than $900,000. $125-$1,150. www.phoenixchildrensfoundation.org.

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PITCH 4 KIDZ Celebrity Dinner and Auction

Nov. 12, 6-9:30 p.m. Experience an evening of art and entertainment while supporting Scottsdale Artists’ School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the artistic enrichment of the community. At this fundraiser and fine art auction, attendees can view and purchase original works of art from more than 100 professional artists, bid on trips and treasures and enjoy refreshments while meeting artists – all on the school’s grounds. $125. www.scottsdaleartschool.org.

Arizona Harvest Moon Feast Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the cool fall breeze sitting on the patio at Desert Foothills Barn for the Harvest Moon Dinner. At this event, guests will visit food stations manned by 25 top local chefs and sip on premium cocktails. Hosted by C-CAP, a local organization that transforms the lives of at-risk high schoolers through the culinary arts, the event offers students tips and tricks in curating culinary perfection by the master chefs themselves. $150. www.ccapinc.org.

GREAT EVENTS TO ATTEND THIS MONTH! BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

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Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m. PITCH 4 KIDZ is dedicated to helping children affected by traumatic experiences. The organization’s annual event will be held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, bringing together celebrities and athletes to raise funds for children’s programs. The evening includes entertainment, live music, auctions, dinner, drinks and most importantly, giving back. $200. www.pitch4kidz.com.

Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour Nov. 18-20 and 25-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Get a glimpse of artists at work before their collections are complete at the Valley’s largest six-day studio tour and sale. Held each year before and after Thanksgiving, the Sonoran Arts League presents this studio tour to art lovers and collectors. The tour includes up to 188 artists and takes place at select studios in Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. Visitors are welcome to ask questions and engage in conversation with the artists. Free. www.sonoranartsleague.org.

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LIFE IS COLORFUL LIVE IT AT INSPIRE DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE New contemporary condos by Deco Communities offer a lifestyle you’ll love with endless activities and entertainment and a home you’ll treasure

INSPIRE AT A GLANCE • New contemporary condos open January 2017 • Walk to Downtown Scottsdale hotspots like SMoCa, Scottsdale Stadium and more • Premium gas appliances and European cabinetry • Designer finishes by award-winning interior design team • High speed internet and WI-FI connectivity throughout • Pet friendly with onsite dog park

OPENS JANUARY 2017 They say life is like a canvas. It begins blank, and every day is like a brush stroke. Make yours a masterpiece when you call Inspire Downtown Scottsdale home. Opening this January, the newest Scottsdale community by renowned developer Deco Communities will offer 97 new condominium residences in the heart of one of the hottest upand-coming new neighborhoods in Downtown Scottsdale. Located just steps from the Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art, Scottsdale Stadium, the Old Town Farmers Market and hundreds of awardwinning restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, music venues and more, life is colorful, vibrant and fun at Inspire Downtown Scottsdale. What inspires you? That’s the only question to ask yourself if you’re thinking about making a move to Inspire Downtown Scottsdale. If you love the outdoors and enjoy recreation like hiking or biking, Hayden Butte, Papago Park and Cholla trails are just a few of many adrenaline-pumping trails to blaze. Do you like to spend your Saturday picking out fresh produce at the farmers market followed by retail therapy in the afternoon? The best locally grown

tomatoes and that new Fendi bag you’ve been eyeing are accessible within a 1 mile radius at The Old Town Farmers Market and Neiman Marcus at Scottsdale Fashion Square. If sampling rare tequilas and indulging in tableside guacamole is more your speed, iconic Scottsdale haunts like The Mission are just a bike ride away. Patron of the arts? You’ll love getting lost in the Downtown Scottsdale Arts District where dozens of galleries showcase the Southwest’s unique contemporary and traditional art scene. Or if you’re the kind of person who never misses a Spring Training game, you’re in luck – Scottsdale Stadium is a 3-minute walk from your new home at Inspire Downtown Scottsdale. Cheer on the San Francisco Giants or catch the latest World Series Winning Team when the annual celebration of baseball returns to

the Valley. Golfers who love Scottsdale for its links will relish the fact that so many distinctive championship courses are little more than a driver away. In addition to the premier location and lively urban lifestyle, Inspire Downtown Scottsdale is connected to the bustling business scene and Metro Phoenix metropolis. SkySong ASU Innovation center is just minutes away as well as major corporate arteries in Downtown Scottsdale, Tempe and Central Phoenix. A close proximity to nearby freeways and the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport makes getting in, out and around town easy. The stylish and contemporary condo residences will include substantial split master plans, 10’ ceilings, open floor plans, huge patios, gas appliances and modern finishes hand selected by awardwinning designer Morgan Kofron.

Floor plan designs range from approximately 800 square foot onebedroom units to 2,100 square foot two-bedroom residences. Inspire Downtown Scottsdale also offers high speed internet, WI-FI connectivity throughout the community, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with yoga and TRX, a resort-style pool and spa area with cabanas and a lush courtyard landscape, bicycle storage, electric car charging stations, secured underground parking and it’s very own dog park. At Inspire Downtown Scottsdale, pets are family too.

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do gala is an opportunity to raise funds so Dress for Success can continue to help women throughout the Valley achieve their goals. This event will include a red carpet reception, dinner and an after-party with award-winning singer CeCe Peniston. 5:30 p.m. $150. www.phoenix.dressforsuccess.org. ARIZONA FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE Nov. 4-6, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Get ready to go on a culinary ride like never before as the azcentral Food & Wine Experience gets underway. Famed chef Mario Batali headlines this whirlwind weekend of food and beverage delights. With dozens of participating restaurants, guests will get a diverse culinary showcase around the tastes of Arizona. You can select which events you would like to attend, such as the Friday Night First Course under the stars or Grand Tasting event on Saturday. The Friday First Course benefits The Joy Bus, which is dedicated to delivering fresh and healthy meals to homebound cancer patients. Hours vary. $35$180. www.azcentralfoodandwine.com.

CAVE CREEK WILD WEST DAYS Nov. 2-6, Cave Creek Giddy up, cowboys and cowgirls, and get ready to head on back to the Wild West! This annual celebration, held throughout Cave Creek during the first weekend of November, is a premiere event celebrating Arizona’s Western heritage. There are several days full of entertainment including Battle of the Bars, a Bachelor & Bachelorette auction, a Gun Raffle and more. Merchants and organizations throughout the Town of Cave Creek and the surrounding Desert Foothills area participate in multiple events, so come on out and get ready to celebrate. Times vary. Free. www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com. FRESH START CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC Nov. 4, Kierland Golf Course It’s time to pull out your clubs and tee off for a great cause. Hosted by the Fresh Start Men’s Board, this fun golf classic is one of the largest non-celebrity charity golf tournaments in the Valley. This unique and exciting four-person scramble also includes a fun hole-in-one event for a chance to win a prize from Valley Toyota Dealers, which is also one of the main sponsors of the big event. Raffle tickets are also available to win a 2017 Toyota Prius. 8:30 a.m. $3,750-$7,750. www.freshstartwomen.org. SUIT FOR THE STARS GALA Nov. 4, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa What a great night for celebration and charity. Dress for Success is bringing people together to celebrate the work being done on behalf of its organization. The group’s mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to persevere and thrive in work and in life. This

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Grand Prix of Scottsdale Nov. 4-6, Downtown Scottsdale Auto fans, start your engines! Racing teams, spectators and participants will take a step back in time with the Grand Prix of Scottsdale’s Roaring ’20s theme that features an opening night Gatsby Under the Stars Gala on Friday, a Gatsby Lawn Party on Saturday and Sunday, a Concourse de Kids Zone and the main event, the 2nd Annual Grand Prix race. Attendees are encouraged to wear eraappropriate dress to the gala, where there will be music and dancing. At the lawn party, you’ll have the chance to sample a variety of beers, wines and food while enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather and live music. Hours vary. Tickets start at $40. www.grandprixscottsdale.com.

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CAREFREE FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL Nov. 4-6, Downtown Carefree A little vino can go a long way, and the fine folks of Carefree are very aware of this year after year. The annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival is returning, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to sample an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines. Patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets, allowing them to enjoy more than just one varietal. Also on-site will be fine art displays and live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission, $3; wine-tasting ticket with souvenir glass, $10. www.thunderbirdartists.com. AUTHORS LUNCHEON Nov. 5, Arizona Biltmore The Arizona Women’s Board presents the 37th Annual Authors Luncheon – an experience full of words, wisdom and wit. The event features best-selling authors, such as Terry McMillan and Lucy Hawking, who will speak about their latest books, followed by a book signing and lunch. For all of you bookworms, this is one book club not to be missed. 11 a.m. $175. www.authorsluncheonaz.org. CAMELBACK STUDIO AND SALE Nov. 6-8, Camelback Studios This is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers and those who appreciate anything local to view some of the beautiful work created by Arizona artists. Taking place in Scottsdale between Oak Street and Thomas Road and 56th and 60th streets, the Camelback Studio Tour and Sale is a chance for artists to showcase their work and for many of them to get their names recognized among the art community to grow their artistic endeavors next even further. This weekend event provides the perfect opportunity to marvel in a variety of artists styles and designs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.camelbackstudios.com.

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do GOLDY’S BOWLING BASH Nov. 10, Lucky Strike Lace up your bowling shoes and grab your balls, all in the name of charity. Amy and Paul Goldschmidt invite you for a night of bowling and fun where you can team up with celebrities and Arizona Diamondback players (current and former) including Luis Gonzalez, Mark Grace, Drew Stanton, Justin Upton, Miguel Montero and Paul Konerko. All event proceeds will benefit Goldy’s Fund 4 Kids, which supports Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. After bowling, you will certainly want to stick around as you’ll get to mingle with players, other celebrities and, of course, the Goldschmidts themselves. Bowling, 5:30 p.m.; after-party, 9 p.m. Individual, $625; package of four, $2,500; team of 6, $5,000; team of 12, $10,000. www.goldysfund4kids.org. CHILES & CHOCOLATE Nov. 11-13, Desert Botanical Garden Mixing a little sweet with a little spice is what this festival is all about. Guests will get to sample and shop their way through the top chile and chocolate vendors from across the state. Among those items available for tasting will be gourmet chocolates, sauces, fire-roasted chiles and other amazing treats. There will also be live performances from a variety of musical groups, and everything you taste at this festival will be available for you to buy and take home. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entrance included with paid garden admission ($22). www.dbg.org. PHOENIX KNUCKLE BALL Nov. 12, Arizona Biltmore Hosted by the Joe Niekro Foundation, the Phoenix Knuckle Ball … A Pitch for Life Gala returns for its second year to support brain aneurysm, AVM and hemorrhagic stroke research and awareness. The evening, which will benefit Barrow Neurological Institute, will also honor renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Spetzler and community philanthropist Nancy Hanley. Festivities include a cocktail reception, silent auction, formal dinner, event program, live auction and post-program musical entertainment. 6 p.m. $336. www.joeniekrofoundation.com. PROMISE BALL Nov. 12, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia This annual fundraiser is one of the largest in the state and one of the most prestigious events to hit the Valley every year. More than 700 social elite and industry leaders are expected to attend the annual Promise Ball, raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). Attendees will experience live and silent auctions while enjoying elegant dancing and entertainment. This blacktie event provides the perfect occasion to celebrate the progress JDRF is making while raising money for ongoing, life-changing therapies for children. This year’s emcee is Channel 12 anchor Mark Curtis, and the honoree this year is the Volk Family. 5:45 p.m. www.jdrf.org.

BREWERS BALL Nov. 18, Arizona Biltmore The Arizona Brewers Guild invites you to the Brewers Ball, a unique event where craft beer and cuisine take center stage. Relive the glitz and glamour of the Roaring ’20s in this intimate, Great-Gatsby-inspired affair. Guests will drink and dine, show off their best swing dance skills, and sample an assortment of Arizona’s very best craft brews. 6:30-10 p.m. $125. www.chooseazbrews.com. STERLING AWARDS Nov. 18, Embassy Suites Scottsdale The prestigious Sterling Award is one of the most sought-after business awards in the Valley, and as the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s marquee event, it celebrates those who make our community a great place to live and work. The application and selection process for these awards are rigorous. Finalists this year include APS, 10 to 1 Public Relations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and Two Men and a Truck Moving Company. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $95-$1,500. www.scottsdalechamber.com.

Festival of Trees Nov. 21-28, Scottsdale Fashion Square Festival of Trees is Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s premier holiday event that showcases spectacular, one-of-a-kind Christmas trees designed by local interior designers. The uniquely designed 9-foot trees will be on display during a week-long silent auction. Tree bidding concludes on Nov. 28, with all the trees delivered to the winning bidder or donated back to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Money raised from Festival of Trees supports the Hope Fund, helping provide critical new programs, purchase essential equipment, conduct cuttingedge research, and ensure that every child who needs treatment receives treatment. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. www.phoenixchildrensfoundation.org.

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THE BIG HEAP Nov. 18-20, Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek For those seeking amazing vintage finds, look no further than The Big Heap. This eclectic market is in its final year and will include artists, live music, gourmet food trucks and performances. The event is known for its unusual mix of funky goods with boho chic ideas; mid-century, up-cycled, antique furniture; newly designed clothing and accessories; and must-have statement pieces for your home and outdoor spaces. Get ready to shop until you drop at this one! 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $7. www.thebigheap.com. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ARTISTS MARKET Nov. 26, Scottsdale Waterfront Shopping season is upon us, and this is a fabulous opportunity to shop in a different way, all while supporting local talent. The annual Small Business Saturday Artists Market showcases nearly 20 Arizona artists who offer unique handcrafted gifts for sale. Among the items you can select from are artisan jewelry, textiles, ceramics and limited-edition prints. Shoppers will also get a 10 percent discount on holiday cards as well as the chance to enter a raffle. Gift-wrapping and shipping will also be available on-site. 12-8 p.m. Free. www. scottsdaleperformingarts.org. HOLIDAY PRELUDE XXXI Dec. 2, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa This 31st annual event brings together the Phoenix Theatre Guild, Phoenix Art Museum League and Phoenix Youth Symphony to help create the perfect holiday ambience. Boutiques open up in the morning followed by lunch and a fashion show. Ella Zahlan will present styles, featuring her fall/holiday 2016 and spring 2017 collections. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $90-$125. www.holidaypreludeaz.com

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ach year, Cooks & Corks – an annual celebration of local cuisine, wine and the arts set under the stars in north Scottsdale – is among one of the hottest tickets in town. And given the lineup of culinary allstars who take part, it’s no wonder why. This year’s fourth annual Cooks & Corks celebration, hosted by The Scottsdale League for the Arts, will feature Arizona’s top local chefs and a one-of-a-kind collection of winemakers. Along with fine spirits and craft beer sponsored by Hensley Beverage Co., guests will indulge in a true foodie celebration under the stars. The culinary talent, each serving up bite-sized delicacies from their fall and winter menus, includes: Mel Mecinas, Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Joey Cavaretta,

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What: Cooks & Corks When: Nov. 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.    Where: Four Seasons Scottsdale, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale Tickets: VIP, $175; general admission, $125   Information: www.cooksandcorks.org

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Proof at the Four Seasons Scottsdale Rick Boyer, The Phoenician Joseph Castillo, Sushi Roku Forest Hamrick, Toro at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Derek Biazo, deseo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Jeremy Pacheco, LON’s at The Hermosa Inn Todd Allison, T.Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort Matt Carter, Zinc Bistro Wine lovers can expect to sample some of the best-selling and highest-end varietals from Cellar 433, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery and Quintessential Wines, among others. For those who prefer craft beer and spirits, there will be dozens of amazing options to taste as well. And, given this is a celebration of the arts just as much as the food, Cooks & Corks will welcome Sassy and The Sneak Attack, a high-energy disco, rock and funk ensemble, to perform all evening long. Guests can also take part in interactive experiences, courtesy of Pinspiration and Photobooth9, as well as a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. New to the event this year is a luxe VIP experience hosted by Onyx Bar & Lounge at the Four Seasons Scottsdale. “Each year, we are looking for ways to provide an even more elevated experience for guests, and the addition of this VIP experience seemed the natural next step,” says Marc Bromley of the Four Seasons Scottsdale. “The VIP ticket not only includes early entry into the event, but a Champagne welcome and gourmet chocolate experience, among other surprises.” All net proceeds raised will support Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote arts and arts education organizations in the Valley.

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What: Heart Ball When: Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.   Where: The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale Tickets: $750+ Information: www.phoenixheartball.ahaevents.org

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he Heart Ball is well-known throughout the Valley as a beautiful fundraising and social event supporting the American Heart Association and heart disease prevention. Since 1959, Phoenix Heart Ball volunteers have raised more than $30 million to educate Arizonans on obesity, help people create healthier lives, and prevent heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death, respectively. Heart Ball funds raised support the American Heart Association’s cuttingedge research, lifesaving prevention and education programs for improved health. Research funded by the association has led to advancements in the diagnosis, care and treatment of heart disease and stroke, while community education initiatives include the Halle Heart Children’s Museum, the only hands-on educational museum of its kind. This year’s event has a unique mission: to support women and heart disease. A staggering fact is that heart disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year – more than all cancers combined. And who better to support this mission than the Heart Ball’s committee of 100 women who work throughout the year to raise funds for prevention, education and research programs in our community? The committee, comprised of business, civic, community and philanthropic women from across the Valley, serve as heart health ambassadors for the American Heart Association. The 2016 Executive Team has been leading the way in raising funds this year and includes: Jennifer Carmer (chairman), Carolyn Jackson and Kristine Thompson (vice chairmen), Nan Howlett (sweetheart), Char Hubble (chairman elect), and Marilyn and David Alexander (honorary chairmen). Attire for this festive gala is blacktie and ball gown. This year’s theme is “Hearts in Rhythm,” and the event will kick off with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing in The Phoenician’s Grand Ballroom.

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Look decades younger with Dr. Semone Rochlin’s J-Plasma Skin Rejuvenation It is true that with age comes wisdom and, unfortunately, wrinkles. That is, until Valley surgeon Semone Rochlin, D.O., FACOS, introduced to her practice a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment: J-Plasma Skin Resurfacing. J-Plasma turns back the hands of time and is fairly new in aesthetic medicine. However, Dr. Rochlin got her hands on the innovative technology almost instantly. Her practice was one of the first in Arizona to offer J-Plasma, along with her long list of other services. “We have been offering our Scottsdale and Gilbert patients this nonsurgical technique for four months now,” Dr. Rochlin says. What makes J-Plasma different from other laser treatments, such as CO2? J-Plasma is much safer and more precise. “Unlike other laser treatments, J-Plasma leaves no lines of demarcation,” Dr. Rochlin says. J-Plasma passes an inert helium gas flow over a metal blade to produce a luminous plasma stream for the surgical effect. The luminous plasma stream, or energized gas, resurfaces and revitalizes the skin back to its youthful appearance. Dr. Rochlin’s steady artisan hands along with J-Plasma’s advance technology can eliminate wrinkles and lip lines and other common signs of aging and sun damage to the face.

J-Plasma increases the skin’s natural collagen production, which tightens and lifts skin around the eyes, lips and cheeks. It offers patients a nonsurgical alternate to a facelift and eyelid surgery – and at reasonable price. “This is one of the most profound technologies I have seen for the nonsurgical setting. It truly is a game-changer when it comes to improving the quality of skin.” What can you anticipate from treatment? J-Plasma procedures are often performed with the use of local anesthesia. Anesthesia may be unnerving to some patients, but Dr. Rochlin and her team have created an environment of privacy, safety and comfort. Most patients’ skin conditions do not require multiple treatments of J-Plasma, but instead, as Dr. Rochlin says, a “one and done” visit that takes only an hour. “Ultimately, no one likes to age. I feel very privileged to be able to make my patients feel good about themselves, and there is nothing better than that!” Dr. Rochlin strives to provide patients with a natural appearance by bringing symmetry and balance to the face in more ways than one. She accomplishes this with nonsurgical techniques like J-Plasma Skin Rejuvenation. At last, you can be wise without wrinkles. To learn more about Dr. Rochlin’s practice and book your J-Plasma Skin Rejuvenation, call 602.653.0540 or visit www.drrochlin.com.

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FOUR PEAKS BREWING COMPANY Beer: Pumpkin Porter About: A cult classic, Four Peaks’ Pumpkin Porter is spicy with just a hint of sweetness, replicating a savory pumpkin pie rather than a fruity gourd. Pumpkin Porter is the top-selling seasonal beer in Arizona. Availability: Pumpkin Porter will be available at grocery and liquor stores throughout Arizona in six-pack cans for $11.99, and growlers will be available at Four Peaks in Scottsdale for just $8. Stock up for Thanksgiving because this seasonal favorite is only available until Nov. 23. Info: www.fourpeaks.com

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or every beautiful season, there is an equally beautiful craft beer. Locally, in fact, our cup runneth over with fantastic fall brews that boast hints of pumpkin, spice and even oatmeal. Here’s a glimpse at some of our seasonal favorites.

O.H.S.O. EATERY + BREWERY Beer: Imperial Pumpkin About: An imperial stout aged in red wine barrels first has clear hints of pumpkin, then phases into dark, roasted coffee flavors and eventual hints of vanilla and maple. This one is definitely a complex fall option! Availability: Available at the brewery for $6 pint, $11 a pitcher, $6 for a 24-ounce growler fill, and $12 for a 64-ounce growler fill. Info: www.ohsobrewery.com SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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SCOTTSDALE BEER COMPANY Beer: Drunken Pumpkin Ale About: Aged in Booker’s Bourbon’s famous charred oak barrels, this deep red ale has clear notes of the bourbon along with spice and slow-roasted caramelized pumpkin on both the nose and mouthfeel with a hint of butter cookie. Availability: At the brewery for a $5 half-pint pour. Info: www.scottsdalebeercompany.com   TWO BROTHERS ARTISAN BREWING Beer: Dragon Eyes About: This traditional amber ale is brewed with oats, orange and cinnamon and then steeped with Two Brothers Coffee Roasters’ signature Dragon Eyes black tea blend for a citrus-herb profile complete with cinnamon and vanilla. Availability: At the brewery for $5 in a munique glass or $10.49 for a growler fill. Info: www.twobrothersbrewing.com   GOLDWATER BREWING CO. Beer: Black Gold Porter About: Hit the jackpot with this rich, thick, robust porter. It’s packed with crystal and chocolate malts with just the right amount of noble hops for balance. Availability: Available at the brewery for $6.50 and $18 for a growler fill. Info: www.goldwaterbrewing.com   MCFATE BREWING CO. Beer: Candy Bar Milk Stout About: The closest thing to a “dessert beer” perhaps ever produced, this milk stout is brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla bean, roasted peanuts and sea salt. And, it’s an award winner, taking home a silver medal at the recent Great American Beer Festival. Availability: Available at the brewery for $5 a pint. Info: www.mcfatebrewing.com

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GO JOHN TRAILHEAD: Cave Creek Regional Park 37900 E. Cave Creek Pkwy., Cave Creek Cave Creek Regional Park has more than 11 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Looping around a mountain, the 5.8-mile Go John Trail is moderate with a few bursts of dramatic elevation and spectacular views of the surrounding plains and hills. You can also catch a glimpse of nearby Spur Cross Ranch.

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BROWN’S RANCH TRAILHEAD: McDowell Sonoran Preserve 30301 N. Alma School Pkwy., Scottsdale Brown’s Ranch Trailhead offers access to a variety of trails, including the Brown’s Ranch Trail and the half-mile Jane Rau Trail, which is perfect for a quick cardio session. In addition to hikers, the trailhead shares the route with bikers and horseback riders and provides access to Granite Mountain, Cholla Mountain, Brown’s Mountain, Balanced Rock and Cathedral Rock.

cottsdale boasts more than 320 miles of maintained hiking trails, and that combined with November’s idyllic weather simply beckons Valley dwellers outdoors. Sure, everyone knows about hiking Camelback Mountain, but what about some of the area’s other great trails? Whether you’d like an easier hike with the family (or your dog) or a more challenging one to get a cardio kick, we’ve got you covered with five of our favorites.

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GATEWAY LOOP TRAILHEAD: McDowell Sonoran Preserve 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale Located in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, this trailhead is a great starting point for all hikers, and is the largest one in Scottsdale. With more than 120 miles of trails, and plenty of different hikes to choose from, it’s got something for both novice and experienced hikers. You can keep things easy with the Bajada Nature Trail, or make a day of it and hike the 10-plus mile trail to the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. The preserve features nice facilities, plenty of parking and the trails are dog-friendly. Plus, there are guided hike options through the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy so you don’t have to hit the trails on your own. PINNACLE PEAK SUMMIT TRAIL: Pinnacle Peak Park 26802 N. 102nd Way, Scottsdale The 150-acre Pinnacle Peak Park offers access to a moderately difficult hike that stretches 1.75 miles each way and reaches an elevation of nearly 3,000 feet. The trail offers lots of parking, shaded spots for a picnic, restrooms, drinking water and, of course, some spectacular views of Pinnacle Peak. On the evening of Nov. 14, the park is even hosting a guided full moon hike. TOM’S THUMB TRAILHEAD: McDowell Sonoran Preserve 23015 N. 128th St., Scottsdale Tom’s Thumb Trailhead offers access to its namesake trail, Tom’s Thumb, one of Arizona’s most well-known hikes, as well as Windgate Overlook, Gardener’s Wall, Sven Slab, Mesquite Canyon and the Windmill Trail. The notorious 11-mile Tom’s Thumb hike is strenuous, but we think the views of Four Peaks and the Verde River Valley make it worth the challenging trek. The trailhead offers shaded ramadas, restrooms and parking, but bring your own water (as you should on any hike) because there is none available.

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A new interactive art installation puts a life-size twist on a beloved children’s toy BY JAMIE KILLIN PHOTOS BY JONATHAN HILLYER, COURTESY OF SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC ART

cottsdale Public Art has commissioned award-winning Mexican artists and designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena to bring their dynamic and interactive public art installation, Los Trompos, to Scottsdale Nov. 25 through March 1, 2017, in partnership with Scottsdale Arts. The installation consists of 10 brightly colored sculptures with “spinning tops” that serve as both artwork and rotating seating spaces. The sculptures will be at various locations across downtown Scottsdale and then merge for three days on Feb. 23-26, 2017, for Canal Convergence at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The artists drew inspiration for the sculptures from spinning top toys that have been made popular by children across the globe. They sought to imitate both the bright colors traditionally bestowed on the toys as well as their construction. The tops of the sculptures were created from fabric woven in a style traditionally done by Mexican artisans. Esrawe and Cadena, who are two of the leading designers in Mexico, prioritized incorporating Mexican traditions and craftsmanship into their work in a new and unexpected way. The interactive sculptures SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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are constructed so that they are able to spin only when the visitors sitting on them work together to move them. The installation is intended to promote relaxation, social interaction and fun. “The concept behind Los Trompos is based on an approach of traditional toys, their colorful expression and the way they are constructed,” Esrawe says. “We wanted to talk about the traditions and skills of the craftsmen in Mexico, as an inheritance of our culture. We like the idea of translating these techniques into new symbols.” Esrawe is the founder of design firm Esrawe Studio and Cadena is the owner and creative director of CADENA+ASOC. CONCEPT DESIGN, both based in Mexico. More than six years ago, the two decided to collaborate and formed E + C, leading to the creation of Los Trompos. After the installation, Esrawe and Cadena will speak as a part of Scottsdale Public Art’s Conversation with the Artist series at Casablanca Lounge on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. Tickets for the talk are available for $10 through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office at 480.499.8587.

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Market Street Kitchen is an award-winning, market-driven restaurant and lounge that emphasizes modern twists on rustic American fare – with a brand-new executive chef, Michael Hunn, at the helm. SO, WE HAVE BOLOGNA TO THANK FOR GETTING YOU INTO COOKING? In a way, yes! Growing up, my dad was an executive for Oscar Mayer and Kraft. Of course, in addition to getting exposed to food by these mega-brands firsthand, I was also enthralled by watching both my Italian grandmother and Julia Child – albeit Julia on television – in the kitchen, too. WHAT PHILOSOPHY DO YOU USE IN THE KITCHEN? Running a restaurant well is a team sport. I am a huge believer in building an amazing staff and doing everything I can to motivate them to be their best. It is similarly important to build and maintain great relationships with the sales teams we work with, from our seafood and cheese vendors to our fresh produce providers. Every position and every person counts.   WHAT IS YOUR GAME PLAN? My goal is to continue to emphasize communal dining and wood-fired rotisserie cooking. You can expect us to pay homage to our amazing wine and cocktail menus as well with themed dinners and special pairing options starting this winter. And keep an eye out for seafood and other specials coming down the line.   WHAT IS YOUR CULINARY BACKGROUND? I got my start as a dishwasher in Chicago. I moved up to cooking positions in Chicago at the Four Seasons, McCormick & Schmick’s, Pili Pili and Rosebud before making my way to Arizona to serve as a chef at Bloom and then Roy’s. I eventually left Phoenix for Las Vegas to join the Light Group, where I managed concepts at the Mirage, Monte Carlo and Aria, among others. Eventually, though, I wanted to come back to the Valley to be a part of the culinary movement in Phoenix.   WHAT IS THE CRAZIEST THING YOU’VE EVER COOKED OR HAD TO EAT? I pride myself on always trying everything twice. Everything, that is, except cow bile soup. Never again!   Market Street Kitchen, 20825 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.278.7044; www.marketstreetkitchen.com.

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Michael Hunn of Market Street Kitchen BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

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very year, as temperatures start to dip, the mixology team at Citizen Public House is tasked with dreaming up “authentically autumn” cocktails. “For many people, this means developing new takes on pumpkin and spice,” says Brian Goodwin, beverage director at Citizen Public House. “But this year we wanted to do something different.” Enter the First Frost ($12). It starts with 1.5 ounces of Wheelers Western Dry Gin, which is unique in that it is made with several desert botanicals beyond the usual juniper found in most gins, including sage. “Sage screams fall and really lightens up the flavor. As soon as we tasted it, we were inspired,” Goodwin says. The next component, 1 ounce of Neige Apple Ice Wine from Canada, is combined with the gin to add sweetness. “Neige leaves the apples on the tree until the absolute end of the harvest, which results in a much sweeter fruit,” says Goodwin, who balances the gin and apple ice wine with a touch of Cointreau orange liqueur and bitters. The cocktail is then stirred over large format ice that very slightly dilutes the spirits while chilling them. Once chilled, the First Frost is strained into a cocktail glass and garnished with thyme and a dehydrated orange slice. “The thyme lends an herbaceous aroma along with the citrus notes from the orange,” Goodwin says. “The apple flavor is front and center right away – giving off an essence of a hard cider without too much sweetness – and then the gin, especially the sage, hits you at the end.” Citizen Public House, 7111 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.398.4208; www.citizenpublichouse.com.

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BY CHELSEA YOUNG AND GABBY RICHMAN PHOTOS BY MARK MORGAN

A bartender has the ability to elevate a customer’s experience from good to great. Whether it’s through creating an innovative libation or exuding a generous spirit – or perhaps offering a generous pour and some company – there’s no doubt the person behind the bar is part of the overall imbibing experience. We sipped our way around town to find those bartenders who not only craft a fabulous cocktail but also play an excellent bar game, bringing personality and pizzazz to everything they do while always putting patrons first.

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Bartender at Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse Bartending since: 1994 What do you love about bartending? What I love most about bartending is meeting new and interesting people, as well as maintaining the relationships with the customers we already have. Throughout the years, I have met some unbelievable people and am blessed to still have them in my life.   Favorite drink to make: My favorite drink to make is anything with fresh muddled fruits, cucumbers, mint, etc. We have many cocktails that incorporate these ingredients –they bring out so many flavors and are truly refreshing!   Favorite drink you’ve created: I’m recently hooked on a concoction of fresh muddled strawberries, mint, simple syrup, vodka and soda with a strawberry garnish.   You find inspiration in: My inspiration comes from one of my best friends, Linda, who has ALS, and is one of the strongest people I know. She has taught me the meaning of how to live each day for the moment. I translate this into my job by treating people with the utmost respect and making sure their dining experience is always a memorable one.   Drink that is ordered most at your bar: At Mastro’s, we use our own mixologists to reinvent and create some extraordinary cocktails. One particular favorite is the Dream Berry Martini, which is extremely popular with many of our guests.   What do you order when you go out? I prefer to drink a nice pinot noir or red blend.   Any secret bartending tip or talent? Greeting the customer with a smile and introducing yourself as well as learning his or her name. A strong aspect to being a bartender is maintaining a high level of service and ensuring a guest’s overall experience leaves a lasting impression so they can’t wait to come back. Building that relationship is key to building a customer for life. Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse, 6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.941.4700; www.mastrosrestaurants.com.

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Bartender and bar coach at Ruth’s Chris Steak House Bartending since: 1994 What do you love about bartending? My guests. Every day, I meet new people and I am blessed to see the smiling faces of my regulars. They are more than just my guests; they are an extension of my family. Ruth’s Chris is so much more than a restaurant – it’s home to many! Favorite drink to make: Blackberry Sidecar, made of muddled blackberries, cognac, Cointreau and fresh lemon juice with a sugar-rimmed glass over ice. The Blackberry Sidecar is a showstopper when it goes across the bar. It’s so colorful! It’s a drink that has a good kick to it but has a perfect sweetness. Favorite drink you’ve created: Angel’s Manhattan, comprised of Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Tuaca liqueur and orange bitters on the rocks, garnished with a fresh vanilla bean. You find inspiration in: I find inspiration in my co-workers. At Ruth’s, we have the best team in town. We all take it to the next level for our guests. When I see each of them do that, it inspires me to always try to give our guests the best steakhouse experience they have ever had. Each team member plays a key role, especially my partner in crime behind the bar, Todd Hoffman. Drink that is ordered most at your bar: Dirty Grey Goose martini with blue cheese olives. Person you’d most like to pour a drink: Tim Tebow, who is someone I admire for many reasons. His leadership abilities and never-give-up attitude are truly amazing. Tebow always steps up when the majority of people would sit down. Now, he has started a new chapter in his career as an MLB player. He is the newest member of our Scottsdale Scorpions. I would love to welcome him to the Valley “Sally-style.” What do you order when you go out? Jameson and ginger ale. Any secret bartending tip or talent? Always smile – you never know whose day you are going to brighten. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.5988; www.ruthschris.com.

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JOSEPH SCHWARTZ Bartender at Fox Cigar Bar and Old Town Tavern Bartending since: 2002

What do you love about bartending? I love meeting new people and creating an atmosphere for people to have a good time. I have actually met many of my good friends working, and I love the social atmosphere. Favorite drink to make: Hands down has to be a Manhattan. I love whiskey and cocktails, and this is the perfect mix. A Manhattan is hard to mess up but also takes a certain touch to make perfect. Favorite drink you’ve created: It’s a twist on a Manhattan. Two parts of a mixable rye (Templeton is my choice) and one half part Benedictine, garnished with a lemon twist. I like the way it layers on the palate. I’m probably not the first person to make this drink, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. You find inspiration in: I love trying new things one wouldn’t think of combining together. I’ll always try anything at least once. Going out to new places and trying other bartenders’ cocktails is eye-opening for new ideas. I like to get inspiration from that and go back to try new things on my own. My regulars are my guinea pigs. Drink that is ordered most at your bar: Single malt scotch or an old fashioned. At Fox Cigar Bar, I have to say we have the best scotch/whiskey selection in Scottsdale. Person you’d most like to pour a drink: Bruce Arians. I am a native and a huge Arizona Cardinals fan. I would love to talk with him about life and just pick his brain about everything. To me, he is the epitome of cool. Any secret bartending tip or talent? Smile, smile, smile. People go out to have a good time, and it doesn’t matter if you’re three deep or just have a few people at your bar, they come out to have fun. You have to be able to talk with guests while working and have fun. Fox Cigar Bar, 7443 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.214.5011; www. foxtobacco.com. Old Town Tavern, 7320 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale; 480.945.2882; www.oldtowntavernaz. com.

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Bartender and general manager at Nick’s Italian Restaurant Bartending since: 2011 What do you love about bartending? For me, life’s about being dynamic and that’s something you can be behind a bar. I love the fact that when I’m bartending, no two days will ever be the same. I interact with all kinds of different people on a daily basis. There aren’t too many general managers who get to bartend as well and put in 60-plus hours a week. I always tell people that bartending is the “fun part” of my job a few nights a week!   You find inspiration in: Work ethic and individual growth are both inspirational for me. There’s also an important female in my life who inspires me: my Mama. She’s a beautiful, strong and balanced lady who has taught me so much about life and brings out the best in me!   Drink that is ordered most at your bar: We have a great wine program at Nick’s so I’d say I open and pour a lot of wine. I also make a lot of martinis – vodka martinis and Manhattans are pretty popular shakes for me.     Person you’d most like to pour a drink: My dad. I miss that man more than anyone will ever know. He passed before I was able to pour a cocktail for him or even throw one back with him. I’d give anything to make him his go-to “vodka on the rocks with a couple of olives.”   What do you order when you go out? I occasionally drink high-end red wine, but otherwise I only order two things: Casamigos Blanco Tequila on the rocks or Stolichnaya Elit Vodka on the rocks. Any secret bartending tip or talent? You have to be an artist behind the bar. It’s also crucial to attract and retain a quality customer base and develop solid relationships along the way. I wouldn’t be where I’m at without all of my regulars.  Nick’s Italian Restaurant, Tatum and Shea location, 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 602.953.1100; www.nicksitalian.com.

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LIBBY LONGLOTT First mate mixologist at UnderTow Bartending since: 2009

What do you love about bartending? I love creating the excitement in my patrons’ bar experience. The fulfillment and satisfaction that I get out of making the perfect bar experience, whether it be through guiding my guest to the perfect drink for their palate, or through something as simple as great conversation and energy ... that moment of internal acknowledgment that I’m making someone’s night is what I love most about my craft. Favorite drink to make: Anything involving fire. Favorite drink you’ve created: A spirituous-stirred drink with the bones of a Negroni (typically made of gin, vermouth rosso and Campari, garnished with orange peel), made with mezcal, aperitif and Italian amaro. I like using classic cocktails as a template and substituting in more modern and interesting spirits.  You find inspiration in: Fashion, food and trends in modern culture. Drink that is ordered most at your bar: The Smoking Cannon or The Pirate’s Remorse. Person you’d most like to pour a drink: My great grandmother, Ruth. Born in 1910, she was alive from the sinking of the Titanic, through Prohibition, the Great Depression and all the times of war. She was drinking whiskey sours until the ripe old age of 100! I’d love nothing more than to make her a proper Manhattan and pick her brain on her life experiences. What do you order when you go out? Usually a Negroni to sip on while I dive into the cocktail menu. Any secret bartending tip or talent? Stay positive! Surround yourself with people you can learn from, take the time to read and just have fun.   UnderTow, 3620 E. Indian School Road; Phoenix; 602.753.6504; www.undertowphx.com.

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BRENT KARLICEK Beverage director at Upward Projects Bartending since: 2001

What do you love about bartending? Building a connection with the guests and delivering inspired hospitality through well-crafted beverages and dialogue. The whole goal is to take someone’s sense of well-being from a five to a 10. Favorite drink to make: I love making anything stirred. There is a sense of Zen when building the drink and then finding that perfect balance of dilution. With that in mind, a simple, stirred Manhattan is my favorite drink to make. Favorite drink you’ve created: Right now we have a cocktail on the menu at Windsor that is my all-time favorite. It’s called the No. 40, and it’s made with Demerara rum, mezcal, house strawberry syrup and Cocchi Barolo Chinato. There is a complexity with the blending of spirits, with a luscious pot still rum and the agave-forward and smoke-infused mezcal.   You find inspiration in: Exploring new cities on foot – feeling the pulse, tasting the flavors and connecting with the culture.   Drink that is ordered most at your bar: The No. 17, containing house cucumber-infused vodka, Revolution Green Tea Syrup and fresh cucumber juice with torn mint and lime. Person you’d most like to pour a drink: Sasha Petraske, the late Milk & Honey owner. The first time I visited Sasha’s bar, I started thinking about cocktails from a totally new perspective.  What do you order when you go out? I always start with the bartender’s choice, something they’re proud of, and then I follow that up with a nice pour of mezcal, neat. Any secret bartending tip or talent? Always look to leverage the talents of an incredible team. A solid beverage program rarely comes from one mind, so opening the door for collaboration and creative growth is the key. Windsor, 5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.279.1111; www.windsoraz.com. Part of Upward Projects, www.upwardprojects.com.

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LYNDSI HASTINGSMUNDY Beverage director at Stock & Stable and Honor Amongst Thieves Bartending since: 2010

What do you love about bartending? People watching! Being a bartender is the best job at the party. You get to meet and interact with new people, learn about their lives and connect with them, make cocktails, run around at a fast pace, and have fun with your team. Best of all, there’s no hangover in the morning. Favorite drink to make: I love when the guest gives me carte blanche to do whatever. Those are the times I really enjoy getting to be spontaneous and creative. I start off with a few questions to establish a few guidelines and go from there. Favorite drink you’ve created: The Job Well Done – it’s Elijah Craig Bourbon that’s first infused with toasted coconut. After that I add bitters and Orgeat. It’s strong, sweet and unexpected. It’s the perfect cocktail to pair with the fall weather. You find inspiration in: Food! I love to eat and try new flavor combinations. It gets my gears turning as I try placing flavor ideas with different liquors to see what might work. I have about a dozen notes on different flavor combinations to try. Sometimes the most random ideas are the best cocktails. Drink that is ordered most at your bar: I’d say the Private Eye. It’s a really fun interactive cocktail that’s served with a giant cloud of pink strawberry cotton candy in an empty glass. Then the customer pours a lemon, cassis and Champagne cocktail over it and watches as the cotton candy dissolves into the drink. Surprisingly, it’s not sweet and is really well-balanced. Once we sell the first one of the night, everyone sees it and wants to know what it is. Any secret bartending tip or talent? Learn the classics! Those recipes will be your best friend. They really help to build a solid foundation and understanding of how to build a well-balanced cocktail. Stock & Stable and Honor Amongst Thieves, 5538 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.313.1001; www.stockandstable. com and www.honoraz.com.

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(Clockwise from top) Tied waist dress, Michael Stars, $138 at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. Tweed coat dress, Chanel, $1,895 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Fur shoulder bag, Gucci, $825.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique. Leather legging, Zadig & Voltaire, $89.95 at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575. Suede pointed-toe kitten heel, Prada, $99.95 at My Sister’s Closet. Wide brim felt hat, D&Y, $32 at Elan Style. Wayfair sunglasses, Ray-Ban, $209 at Optics, 480.991.0509. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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(Clockwise from top) Charcoal cable knit with gold accents, Tory Burch, $59.95 at My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575. Geometric oversized wool, Stella McCartney, $145.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Multicolor cowl neck dress, Celine, $295.95 at To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique. Burgundy cowl neck poncho, bishop + young, $135 at Elan Style. Striped V-neck cable knit, Lush, $48 at Divalicious, 480.699.7634. Olive cardigan with button closure, Cherish, $42 at Divalicious. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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AERIN Tangier Vanille Eau de Parfum Experience the exotic and captivating world of Morocco in this essence by AERIN. Blended with Madagascar vanilla, Italian bergamot and Bulgarian rose, the mixture forms a rich, crisp sweetness. Velvety amber adds a sensual hint, while sandalwood and feather-soft musk finish the scent. The everyday fragrance is made for a woman who enjoys a spicy, warm scent infused with a dash of vanilla, a twist on the traditional sweetness. $115 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Giorgio Armani Prive Vert Malachite Eau de Parfum This delicate fragrance portrays elegance and femininity composed in an enchanting elixir. As part of the newest Prive Collection – which honors countries and cultures that have inspired the brand’s namesake – Vert Malachite is a celebration of Russian culture. It reveals a sensual, floral bouquet with a mixture of sambac jasmine and ylang ylang. Entranced with a lightly sweet, creamy tuberose effect, the scent then follows with benzoin and vanilla, unveiling a smoky, seductive aura. $310 at Neiman Marcus. Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven Parfum Turn heads and light a fire with this mysterious and intoxicating perfume. A concoction fused with iris, patchouli and Tonka absolute merged with the dry heat of Oriental amber generates an intimate, yet explicit, scent known to raise heartbeats. This fragrance is so potent and delicious that it tells a story, one of a woman who embodies the ultimate seductress. Trouble in Heaven is for those who want to make a bold statement, express themselves and truly reveal their identity. $275 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111.

November in the Valley brings crisp air and cool nights (finally!), and with the true changing of the seasons, it signals a time to transition your fragrance wardrobe. Update your signature scent by trading in those bright summer spritzes for warm autumn essentials. What better way to power up your pulse points than with new perfumes fit for fall?

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Bvlgari Goldea Eau de Parfum This voluptuous fragrance pays tribute to the golden goddess of beauty and sun. Rich in a palette of white musk and lush sweet sparkles, the blend mingles with the scent of ylang ylang and orange blossom. A bright, golden musk symphony, Bvlgari’s scent demonstrates class and elegance for the modern woman. Both tender and long-lasting, it holds light fruity notes with the fresh scent of bergamot, a spicy aroma and a tactile base note. $112 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum Black Opium is a dark and overwhelmingly sensuous fragrance made for cold winter nights. An electrifying and addictive scent enticed with notes of black coffee for an adrenaline hit, the fragrance also houses white floral to seduce and vanilla for sweetness. Discover your inner edginess and take on the night with this glam-rock perfume. $90 at Nordstrom.

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Recently SOLD North Scottsdale Properties FOR AT LEAST 100% OF ASKING PRICE! NEIGHBORHOOD

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SILVERLEAF

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$1,100,000

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$999,000

$999,000

100%

266.12

3,754

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TERRAVITA

$899,000

$899,000

100%

300.37

2,993

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PRESTON HILLS

$825,000

$825,000

100%

247.52

3,333

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METES AND BOUNDS

$705,000

$775,000

110%

158.26

4,897

57

MARAVILLA

$750,000

$750,000

100%

179.99

4,167

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SHERWOOD HEIGHTS

$739,900

$739,900

100%

221.19

3,345

74

MOUNTAINVIEW

$715,000

$715,000

100%

251.58

2,842

17

MARAVILLA

$699,000

$699,000

100%

242.79

2,879

1

DESERT CREST AT TROON

$629,900

$660,000

105%

199.69

3,305

539

THUNDERBIRD DESERT

$639,000

$639,000

100%

200.44

3,188

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WOODLEAF

$625,000

$625,000

100%

222.58

2,808

43

KIERLAND PARCEL

$610,000

$610,000

100%

177.74

3,432

20

HIDDEN ROCK

$604,000

$604,000

100%

238.26

2,535

3

STONEGATE

$565,000

$570,500

101%

251.21

2,271

8

TERRAVITA

$559,000

$559,000

100%

232.91

2,400

15

METES AND BOUNDS

$550,000

$550,000

100%

227.65

2,416

44

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his gorgeous five-bedroom, 6 ½-bath home in North Scottsdale offers Arizona lifestyle at its best. Built in 2008, the custom property spans more than 5,000 square feet with a full guest house and an RV garage set on two-plus acres of pristine desert, all just minutes from town. Thoughtfully updated by the owners, this meticulously cared for home offers luxurious finishes and an entertaining paradise both inside and out. Privately gated, the property boasts a dramatic front entrance with warm living and dining spaces among an open floor plan, and a beautifull office with a built-in library. The split master retreat is a sanctuary in itself, with custom paneling and a two-way fireplace to the luxurious bath, a glamorous dressing room and an expansive closet with a custom build-out.

Dive into culinary adventures in a perfectly designed kitchen with custom cabinetry, gorgeous granite slab, professional appliances and abundant island seating for guests. Adjacent to a family gathering space with a stone fireplace and built-ins is a brand-new, custom crafted wine bar. Movie nights await in the spacious bonus room, and three sizable guest suites with private baths round out the main house. With its own walkway, the fully appointed guest house is a private retreat and comes equipped with kitchen and living spaces, its own garage and patio, and a bedroom and bathroom. It sits between the spacious four-car garage and the RV garage (which has room to accommodate four additional cars or your favorite toys). A combination of rich wood floors, tumbled travertine and upscale carpeting

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along with skilled custom cabinetry and tasteful neutrals creates a touch of class. Multiple French doors and large windows bring the outside indoors, converging on the truly spectacular outdoor retreat. With distant mountain views and lush desert surroundings, the new backyard features a heated pool, an expansive covered patio, a stone fireplace, a barbecue island, a separate pool bath and a viewing deck on the rooftop, accessed by a spiral staircase and perfect for watching the sun go down. This must-see property is truly a gem in the desert. 7067 E. Dale Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85266. Listed for $1,950,000 with Sally Cashman, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 602.339.2680 or sally.cashman@russlyon.com.

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size, each of which has been restored. You can choose the noble two-story Villa Donati that sleeps 14 and opens to a lovely backyard garden or perhaps Casa Luisa, with its spectacular sunsets and outdoor loggia. You might select the small Casa Massimo near the chapel with its fireplace or the newest stand-alone Casa Emilio. No matter which you choose, every apartment has easy access to the landscape’s cypress avenues, olive groves, fig trees and ancient terraces.

Experience Tuscan Culture Your time at Montestigliano can be as casual or as structured as you like. Awake each morning to a homemade breakfast featuring farm fresh eggs, local cheese, warm pastries and fruit. Dinners feature olive oils from the farm’s orchards. Arrange for a bruschetta tasting, a cooking course or a wine tasting. Or, venture into town for a traditional Spend your next sojourn at an Tuscan neighborhood meal, complete with music and homemade limoncello. idyllic Italian farmhouse Hiking and cycling is a given in the open spaces surrounding Montestigliano. BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM The Donatis can arrange for you to rent a PHOTOS BY DEBBY WOLVOS bike or can help point the way for a peaceful meander through the woods.

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or many, a luxury farmhouse escape to Italy’s Tuscany region is one of those dream vacations, the kind that you must simply make once in a lifetime. And there’s nothing more perfect for that bucket list journey than Montestigliano, a quaint estate set among the undulating Tuscan countryside and vineyards.

Explore the Countryside

The Heart of Tuscany Tuscany is in central Italy, the epicenter of Renaissance Italy. Montestigliano is about an hour outside of the Tuscan capital of Florence, and it is the perfect place for you to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Tuscan life whether you’re planning a long vacation, a short trip or searching for a unique wedding venue. Montestigliano, a farm from the 1700s situated on more than 2,475 acres, operates as a private holiday retreat by the Donati family. It sits about 7.5 miles from the town of Siena and life here is a bit slower. Days are utterly blissful, filled with local cuisine, peaceful vistas, delicious wine and long walks. The farm is comprised of 11 accommodations ranging in SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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For something completely unique to Tuscany, set forth on an excursion to Degusta la Cinta Senese. The Cinta Senese are indigenous pigs that were almost extinct. Thanks to a breeding program, they are now a delicacy. Take a tour of the farm, learn about the healthy meat, and sample the wares. Take a stroll through nearby Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the cathedral dates back to the 1300s. Make your way to Piazza del Campo, the town’s fan-shaped center, with its magnificent Torre del Mangia. The famed Palio horse race runs here each year, turning the tranquil town a bit crazy with the Tuscan version of the Running of the Bulls. Indeed, there is something magical about Tuscany – grab a flute of prosecco and sit back to watch the sun cast shadows across the hills. Here in Tuscany, you connect the heartiness of the earth with the expansiveness of the heavens in a way that doesn’t happen anywhere else. Learn more at www.montestigliano.it.

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

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

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RETRO RECREATION

Entertaining is easy with this vintage arcade game BY CHELSEA YOUNG

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ooking for a perfect gift for the vintage lover or arcade aficionado in your life? Or perhaps you’re in search of the final touch to take your holiday hosting to the next level – something that’s sure to entertain guests, especially the kids. Enter the Vintage Arcade Skeeball from RH (Restoration Hardware). A retro, hand-finished oak exterior replicates the original Skee Ball Alley, a favorite pastime at carnivals and arcades. Originally invented in Philadelphia in 1909, this updated edition pairs a sleek, sophisticated look with state-of-the-art functionality, boasting an authentic flip-scoring display and a pull-handle activation lever. The arcade uses a single ball system and includes five balls, an instruction manual, assembly hardware and a power cord. Just make sure you have room – the set weighs 750 pounds and is 2 ½ feet wide, 13 feet long and 6 ¼ feet high. It’s priced at $8,995, but RH members can purchase it for $6,746. The Vintage Arcade Skeeball is available for custom-order online at www.rh.com.

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Losing It for the Long Haul The Gastrotrim Center helps change your relationship with food, for unprecedented results that people can’t stop talking about.

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f the numbers on your scale make you frown, you’re in good company – an astonishing 66% of the American population is overweight or obese, laboring under the unhealthy stress of extra mass. And if you ask most of them, they’d say they’re interested in getting rid of it. But losing weight, especially a substantial amount, can be a struggle. And it doesn’t stop there; keeping it off presents another frustrating challenge, with most people who lose weight through diet and exercise gaining it back within a short period of time. Weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass can garner impressive results, but is an invasive procedure – also often completely negated by regained weight over time. So much money, effort, and hassle for such a temporary result.

But for those seeking successful, sustained weight loss, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. It depends on much more than just diet or exercise, says Swarnjit Singh, MD, MBBS, MRCP – who, along with his partner Brendan Levy, MD, is one of the gastroenterology professionals behind the wildly successful

Gastrotrim Center. Its effective weight loss programs combine an FDA-approved, minimally invasive surgical procedure with not only expert nutritional guidance, but a comprehensive psychological approach designed to help patients change their long-term relationship with food. Intragastric Balloon

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According to Dr. Singh, obesity is not just a physical disease. “Refined carbohydrates and fats are very addictive,” he says. “They raise levels of dopamine, endorphins and certain endocannabinoids (“happy hormones”) in the striatum portion of the brain, similar to drugs such as cocaine, morphine, or methamphetamine.” As a result, people have a difficult time not only kicking the habit of eating poorly, but sticking with healthier habits in the long run, prone to “relapses” which can cause weight gain. And as with any addiction, quitting cold turkey almost never works. It takes more than that. With the Gastrotrim Program, patients undergo a simple non-surgical procedure to place a removable balloon in the stomach. This innovative procedure gives the results of weight loss surgery, yet is temporary and reversible – and

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doesn’t present complications such as scarring or perforation, which can be typical of traditional bariatric surgeries. “This provides a valuable physical ‘jump start’ to weight loss,” says Dr. Singh. But it doesn’t stop there. Drs. Singh and Levy have partnered with the Valley area’s premiere psychologists and nutritionists to round out the program, addressing both physical and mental hurdles to ensure success – a unique, multi-pronged approach unavailable anywhere else. The result is a complete and comprehensive program, custom-tailored to fit the specific physiological and psychological needs of each patient, leading to weight loss that works for the long haul. Says Dr. Levy, “The Gastrotrim Program reshapes not only the body, but the entire mindset, giving the patient the means to lose the weight and the tools to make sure it stays off forever.” Finally: a weight loss solution that addresses all the causes of obesity. With all its success, it’s no wonder that the Gastrotrim Center is preparing to open two new locations in Peoria and Scottsdale to better serve the Phoenix metro area. For the Gastrotrim Center team, it’s extremely satisfying to watch the transformations of their patients. And for the patients themselves, it’s a life-changing decision that allows them to reclaim their health, vitality, and self-confidence – and adequately equips them to sustain it. Dr. Brendan Levy

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vital stats: 2017 Audi Q7 Price: $54,800 Price as tested: $72,875 Seating: Up to 7

2017 AUDI Q7 The redesigned SUV is loaded with luxury, performance and high-tech innovation

Engine: 3.0-liter supercharged V-6

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Horsepower: 333 hp Fuel economy: 19/25 mpg city/highway Fab features: Comfortable and loaded with technology Potent V-6 engine Luxurious, posh interior

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he original Audi Q7 SUV has been around since 2007, when it was introduced to compete with Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90. But sales never approached those of the Mercedes-Benz or BMW offerings. For 2017, Audi has completely redesigned the Q7. In the process, it shed 474 pounds, an unusually huge amount for any vehicle. The most significant contributor to the weight loss is the extravagant use of aluminum in the chassis and operational parts, as well as in the doors, hood and body panels. The Q7 is also shorter and narrower, but the cabin is longer, offering more head, shoulder and knee room. There’s also more cargo room. The two

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rows of rear seats fold flat and disappear to a flat load floor, yielding 71.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter, supercharged, V-6 engine delivering 333 horsepower. An 8-speed automatic transmission delivers the power, but I was frustrated with the shifter that, on more than a few occasions, left me struggling to find the right gear. The Q7 has a tow rating of 7,700 pounds, an impressive amount for a vehicle not built on a truck chassis. According to Audi, Q7 will go from zero to 60 in just 5.7 seconds. On the road, Q7 drives more like a luxury sedan than an SUV, thanks to six available drive modes including off-road, comfort and dynamic. Still, it isn’t as sporty as the BMW X5. My Prestige trim level model (the highest of three trim levels) was equipped with optional four-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension that allows ground clearance to be raised nearly 2.5 inches. It had a starting price of $54,800, but optioned up to almost $73,000, loaded to the roof with technology such as the full-color highdefinition, 12.3-inch TFT Virtual Cockpit. There’s also the optional infotainment and telematics package, with 4G LTE data, smartphone connectivity and Wi-Fi service to two entertainment tablets for the rear cabin. My Q7 also came equipped with the driver assistance package, which includes adaptive cruise control, active lane assist, traffic sign recognition and high-beam assist. One system, the vehicle exit assist, warns occupants if a bicycle is approaching before they open the doors. Overall, the new Q7 is nothing short of an outstanding vehicle and a clear step up in luxurious first-class materials, build, quality and performance.

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EARRINGS: 18 karat white gold oval diamond hoops, $13,600 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. DRESS: Pleated peach midi, Morty Sussman for Mollie Parnis Boutique, $245 at Fashion by Robert Black, 480.664.7770. RING: Colored diamond butterfly, $12,300 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. SHOES: Multicolored glitter heels, Steve Madden, $89 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869.

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DRESS: Emerald beaded gown, Badgley Mischka, $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. BRACELET: Brilliant- and rose-cut diamond bangle, $8,795 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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DRESS: Beaded fringe cocktail, Aidan Mattox, $420 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869. BRACELET: Diamond and ruby jagged edge cuff, $39,000 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. SHOES: Silver Tribute sandals, Saint Laurent, $995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000.

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DRESS: Lace overlay mermaid gown, Basix Black Label, $390 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. RING: Yellow diamond, $7,850 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688.

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EARRINGS: Colored diamond briolette, $4,500 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. DRESS: Metallic cowl neck gown, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, $210 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869. BRACELET: Assorted rough diamond bangle, $9,025 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. SHOES: Silver ankle strap heels, Gianni Bini, $79.99 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869.

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EARRINGS: 18 karat white gold diamond hoops, $17,900 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. DRESS: Red pleated ruffle cocktail, Traville, $525 at Fashion by Robert Black, 480 664.7770. SHOES: Nude patent heels, Gianni Bini, $79.95 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869.

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NECKLACE: Natural white and pink diamond chandelier, $67,000 at Galicia Fine Jewelers, 480.421.9688. DRESS: Navy crushed velvet gown, Nicole Miller, $198 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869. SHOES: Silver ankle strap heels, Gianni Bini, $79.99 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869.

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Polo Preview Party BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

Pamela Flanagan and Natalie Camacho

This soiree kicked off the upcoming Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships in style at The Cholla, a luxury model home developed by Cullum Homes at Paradise Valley’s Village at Mountain Shadows. Guests were able to explore the home while enjoying food and drinks, mingling with polo players, and grooving to the sounds of Grammy Awards performer DJ Maestro Hughes.

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ENVY Residences Grand Opening BY BEN ARNOLD

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Giselle Sherzai and Katie Brashear

Guests gathered to celebrate the opening of Scottsdale’s newest luxury condominiums, developed by Deco Communities. The $47 million project overlooks Downtown Scottsdale with sleek architecture and luxury amenities. The red carpet event included bites, bubbly and live music.

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Eddie Johnson & Friends My Mom, My Hero BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

Victoria Hawley and Brenda Warner

Hosted by Eddie Johnson & Friends, this event at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia recognized and raised funds for Helping Hands for Single Moms. In addition to dinner, the evening included a panel of professional athletes’ mothers, plus former professional athletes shared their personal stories.

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Tracy Hayden and Pam Dauron

Laura Becker and Mendy Washburn

Amazing Lash Studio Grand Opening BY BEN ARNOLD

Makenna Willhite and Laura Gonzalez

Lash lovers toasted the opening of Amazing Lash Studio at Desert Ridge Marketplace, where they got to check out the new space and enjoy festive treats. The studio offers four varieties of eyelash extensions, all applied in private suites by licensed cosmetologists.

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Subyn Wadsworth, Tiffaney Malott and Larry Fitzgerald

Kaitlyn Hunt and Abby Chapin

Fitz’s Supper Club BY BEN ARNOLD

Larry Fitzgerald’s Eighth Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service event was held at Dominick’s Steakhouse. Fitzgerald welcomed his Arizona Cardinals teammates and several celebrity friends to help raise funds for the First Down Fund at this event that included four specially designed courses as well as sommelier-selected wines from around the world.

Renee Dee and Al Molina

Kathleen Cipolletti and Bruce Cooper

Debbie Gaby’s Celebrity Catwalk BY BEN ARNOLD

Debbie Gaby, Len Gaby and Tobie Wilburn

Kimberly Jacobsen and Carol Clemmensen

Models and local celebrities donated their time – and style – in this fun and entertaining fashion show to raise funds for Debbie Gaby Charities, which supports worthy causes. The catwalk took place at the Omni Montelucia and included a luncheon, fashion show, live auction and vendor tables.

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Jessica Rhoades and Marlene Burns

Sherry Etlingson and Lisa Colaw

Elena Dorsey and Terri Stewart

Elan Style Trunk Show BY BEN ARNOLD

Elan Style at Scottsdale Quarter hosted an introduction to fall trunk show, showcasing new cool-weather clothing and a variety of brand-new purses. The evening included light bites, cocktails and a drawing.

Jennifer Amundson and Nicole Amundson

Krista Mason and Deanne Kimes

Biltmore Luxe Grand Opening BY BEN ARNOLD

Melissa Rein-Lively and Lisa GoIdstein

Erin Kalmbach and Randy Goldberg

This new store is a resource for borrowing on or selling luxury items, including jewelry and handbags. The grand opening included a private book signing with Miachel Tonello, the author of Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag. It also included a shopping party where attendees could buy and sell luxury handbags, and the first 100 guests received a copy of the book.

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Women in Leadership BY BEN ARNOLD

Sue Gifford

Michelle Olson and Candi Luciano

Businesswomen of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Silverleaf Club for an educational luncheon about managing work-life balance and excelling in the professional world. The keynote speaker was Angela McGlowan, a political commentator and author.

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Jennifer Litman and Chelsea Van Note

Devyn Laws and Megan MacComb

Hanna B. Tucker

Phoenix Fashion Week BY BEN ARNOLD

Lisa Wightman and Monique Taillieu

The leading fashion industry event in the Southwest took place under the stars at Talking Stick Resort, showcasing both emerging and established national and international designers. Those in attendance got to mix and mingle with the designers and enjoy fantastic runway shows that took place across the threeday event.

Catherine Anaya and Brian Hill

Heroes of Hospitality Gala BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

The Heroes Network Foundation, a new nonprofit committed to bringing people and resources together in contribution to those in need, held its inaugural gala at Mastro’s City Hall. Guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner and silent auction to raise funds for the foundation. Honorees included 102.5 KNIX, St. Vincent de Paul and Step Up School Mesa.

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The 27th annual NiteFlite Gala, hosted by the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club, took place in the entertainment district of Old Town Scottsdale. More than 2,500 people were in attendance and enjoyed an array of food, fun and entertainment all while benefitting more than one dozen local children’s charities.

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Traditional Method This is the classic method of making Champagne. And yes, it should technically be from Champagne, France, and made in this method to be considered true Champagne. “In the traditional method, a combination of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes is bottled with a wine solution of sugar and yeast called ‘liqueur de tirage,’ which starts a secondary fermentation in the bottle, producing carbon dioxide and yeast cells,” Terlato says. “The cells are collected in the neck of the bottle during the riddling process, then disgorged from the bottle and topped

with a solution of wine and sugar, resulting in the final product: Champagne.” Best bet for Champagne: PiperHeidsieck Rare 2002 ($180)

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The tank method is a less labor intensive (and therefore less expensive) method of production, and often how prosecco is made. Prosecco begins as a still wine made from the glera grape, which dates all the way back to the Roman times. “Unlike those days, however, the wine is fermented in stainless steel pressurized tanks rather than in bottles,” Terlato explains. “This method results in limited contact with the yeast and larger bubbles than sparkling wine. It also often results in the wine being a bit more fruitforward than Champagne.” Best bet for prosecco: Nino Franco Rustico NV Valdobbiadene ($20)

Transfer Method Other sparkling wines – many from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand – follow the transfer method, which combines a bit of the previous methods. “Transfer begins exactly the same as the traditional method, but the wine is eventually transferred from the bottle to a pressurized tank, where the wine is separated from the sediment in bulk,” Terlato says. Best bet for sparkling: 2011 Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Napa Valley Carneros ($75)

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Twisted Grove is about to blow your mind with its Gnocchi & Short Ribs ($19). Inspired during his annual “New York Foodcation” with his father, Chef Christopher Collins set out to make this fall dish all his own. The first step: Teaching himself to make gnocchi using housemade ricotta instead of potatoes. Next, Collins braises the short rib until it nearly falls off the bone, and he reduces the jus with his own chicken and beef broths for 12 hours until it becomes a decadently rich and savory sauce. Finally, he pairs it all with a heavenly Parmesan cream, zucca strips, blanched carrots and kale to make the perfect autumn entree. Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar, 8220 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.699.0811; www.twistedgrove.com. NOVEMBER 2016 |

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Six swoon-worthy spots for shareable eats BY TARYN JEFFRIES

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his time of year brings family and friends together, often over the dinner table. If playing chef for a large group beyond the standard Thanksgiving meal has you up in arms, six local eateries have you covered – there are plenty of restaurants that deliver the warm, familiar feeling that comes from sharing and passing dishes with loved ones. Restaurants that feature shared plates create a more social way of dining that is perfect for reconnecting and reliving fond memories over a meal. With that, get ready to dig in!

Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen When it comes to Brazilian fine dining, Carvalho’s is in a league of its own. This unique restaurant is tucked away in a

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food files shopping center in North Scottsdale amid a myriad of specialty shopping boutiques. Here, the atmosphere is relaxed, the staff makes you feel like family, and the owners share the uncommon flavors of Brazil with passion. And then there’s the food. Most of their menu options are so massive, they are well-suited for sharing, especially the classic feijoada. The arrival of this traditional black bean stew at your table is a celebration in itself. You’ll receive bowl after bowl of individual components meant to enhance the dish and you and your guests can then revel in your creation. 23623 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.563.1562; www.carvalhos.co.

if you’re craving something a little left of traditional, make sure to check out the alfredo the dark pasta. This dish adds a kick of Southwest spice to their alfredo sauce with the addition of poblano peppers and a special blend of cheeses, garnished with a jalapeno and Oregano’s “south of the border” bread. 3102 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.1860; www.oreganos.com.

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La Torretta Ristorante and Italian Steakhouse The bright, inviting interior of La Torretta will instantly whisk you away to an old school Italian bistro, and the ample dinner portions encourage passing the dishes around the table. The ravioli ai funghi is delicate and infused with a floral bouquet by way of a light sage sauce, while the linguine alla Luciana is another light pasta dish that features calamari sauteed in white wine and dressed in a spicy tomato herb sauce. The clean flavors are the star here, and your guests will be too busy sopping up each dish’s sauce with the complimentary (and addictive) bread to tell you how much they love La Torretta, but trust us, they will. 16640 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.2000; www.latorrettaaz.com.

Oregano’s Pizza Bistro It’s a given that pizzas are meant to be shared, but this high-energy classic Italian restaurant has far more to offer than a slice or two of their thin crust, pan or stuffed pizzas. Oregano’s pasta dishes are massive and always too much for one mere mortal, no matter how deep your Italian roots go. The offerings range from the basic, as seen in their original bollo pasta and Italian flag lasagna. But

From the moment you walk through the threshold of Persian Room, you know that you are in for an exclusive and opulent dining experience. The menu showcases shared dining inspired by true Mediterranean feasts. While the entree options are massive and perfect for sharing, your best bets for an incredible shared experience are the combination platters. You can expect to feed at least three, possibly more, with the platters, which provide the opportunity to really immerse yourself in the cuisine. The Tour of Persia platter includes barg and koobideh (both seasoned varieties of meat), plus gheymeh bademjan (a mixture of veggies) with Zereshk polo (barberries and saffron mixed with basmati rice). The intense flavors of the Mediterranean are intoxicating and the luxurious atmosphere will delight you and your guests. 17040 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.614.1414; www.persianroom.com.

Wildfish Seafood Grille Osha Thai Cafe Do you have some serious heat lovers in your inner circle? The wild and eclectic Osha Thai menu offerings are enough to entice any Thai lover, but it’s the varied heat level that will keep them talking – between cooling sips of water, of course. As with many Thai places, the portions are huge, and you have the choice of stir-fry, curry, rice or noodles, with tons of options for each. If you’re up for a challenge, the “Thai hot” spice level will be calling your name, but for sharing purposes, you may want to err on the side of medium, unless your crew is the competitive type. Whether you opt for the Arizona heat wave red curry or the traditional favorite, pad thai, the intricate layers of flavor will shine through no matter how hot (or not) you make it. 10953 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.767.1440; www.oshathaicafeaz.com.

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If you’ve had the occasion to dine here before, you know that in addition to the impressive sleek design of the restaurant, the seafood offerings are equally remarkable. Delight, and perhaps bewilder, your guests at the restaurant’s oyster bar with offerings such as chilled gulf shrimp and the atomic horseradish that it comes with, plus fresh, buttery Hawaiian yellowtail sashimi. The true standout, though, is the dramatic and extraordinary chilled shellfish tower that’s perfect for sharing, complete with Maine lobster, shrimp, oysters and jumbo lump crab. The presentation is sensational, and the combination of components are a testament to Wildfish’s commitment to the best available ingredients. And if you do want to diversify your Thanksgiving traditions, Wildfish is offering a holiday meal with all the trimmings, though the full regular menu will also be available. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.4040; www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com.

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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 the editor-in-chief at chelsea@richmanmediagroup.com.

AMERICAN

AZ 88 AZ 88 has long been known as a place to see and be seen and is a great option to get a bite before visiting either of the neighboring museums. The food is consistently excellent and they have some of the best burgers in the area. The burger is elevated with the generous ground sirloin patty and the Burger Las Brisas is a spicy twist on the all American classic with melted Monterey jack cheese, avocado, jalapenos and a touch of salsa. 7353 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale; 480.994.5576; www.az88.com; $$ BOSS PIZZA BAR Looking for a family friendly neighborhood pizza joint? Check out the welcoming atmosphere at Boss Pizza Bar. They have a full menu that features an array of pizzas as well as salads, tacos and sandwiches that will please every member of the family. You can have your pizza with thin, thick or gluten-free crust. They also have a wide variety of toppings including lots of not-so-common items like muffaletta, mashed potatoes and a spicy giardiniera relish. 7125 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale; 480.777.2677; www.bosspizzabar.com; $$ EL DORADO BAR & GRILL Catch a game, live music and great deals on food and beverage at this welcoming establishment. Mondays feature Build Your Own Burger for $6.50 while Fridays indicate a fish fry. The menu spans bar favorites such as wings, sliders, burgers and hearty sandwiches, while the bar pours out chilled beer, cool cocktails and wine. 8708 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.2606; www.eldorado-bar-grill.com; $$

BREAKFAST CLUB Busy searching for where the cool kids catch the most important meal of the day? More than likely they are hanging out at the Breakfast Club. This dining spot exists in an effort to evolve your typical eggs and toast into a chic experience with all the casual coolness of a coffee house and the environmental integrity of choosing only local and organic ingredients. They are busy all morning providing clever spins on French toast, Benedicts and biscuits and gravy to ensure that every patron leaves full, happy and ready to face the day! 4400 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.222.2582; www.breakfastclub.us; $$ REMINGTON’S Remington’s at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort is nothing short of a classic steakhouse with traditional dishes along with some surprises. All of the steaks and chops are grilled-to-order over mesquite coals. The Tournedos Oscar is the perfect melding of surf-and-turf with a heavenly bearnaise sauce. Dine to live music every Friday night. 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.5101; www.scottsdaleplaza.com; $$$

ASIAN

JADE PALACE Dine here and feel as though you are among family. The three brothers that own and operate Jade Palace were raised just outside of Canton, China, and have brought their rich and diverse culinary traditions with them to share with their patrons. You will find the wait staff highly educated and quick to assist with any questions you have as well as to help you craft your entire meal. 9160 E. Shea Blvd., N. Scottsdale; 480.391.0607; www.chinesefoodscottsdale.com; $$ SLANTED RICE VIETNAMESE BISTRO Located in the Shops at Hilton Village, Slanted Rice will quickly become your go-to for Vietnamese food in the area. With a beautifully designed space as well as an adventurous menu, this is a great spot to pop in while you are out and about. Their fried tofu with peanut sauce will make you forget that you’re not eating meat. 6149 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.696.3116; www.slantedrice.com; $$ THAI BASIL Offering up fresh and bold flavors, Thai Basil succeeds in providing great, authentic Thai food in Scottsdale. You’ll find attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere. All the entrees can be tailored to your tastes in terms of spice levels. Their sweet nut curry is rich and flavorful with an unexpected mix of sweet and heat. 7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.7471; www.thaibasilaz.com; $$ TOTTIE’S ASIAN FUSION Bringing together the best of Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese flavors, Tottie’s creates signature dishes out of these four dynamic cuisines. The decor is enhanced with works of local artists, which adds to the charm of the space. The menu is separated by cuisine to make finding your favorite dishes oh-soeasy. Creative dishes, reasonable prices and attentive service make this spot a must try. 6204 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley; 480.998.8220; www.tottiesasianfusion.com; $$ SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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ALO CAFÉ Alo Café is one of Old Town Scottsdale’s hidden gems that’s creating dishes from all over the globe, taking influence from Spain, Estonia, South Africa and Argentina. While they serve some delightful lunch dishes, the breakfast dishes are the shining stars. Their huevos de Madrid shows the cafe’s global influences and culinary creativity. Their waffle cristo is a fun take on the traditional monte cristo – and shouldn’t the most important meal of the day be fun? 6960 E. 1st St., Scottsdale; 480.878.4172; www.alocafeaz.com; $ BENEDICT’S 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; $$ STREET CAFÉ & COFFEE LOUNGE Can you imagine a restaurant that’s serving up phenomenal breakfast dishes, pastries and hearty lunches? Of course, but what if you found out that a portion of the proceeds go to feeding the less fortunate? That is exactly what Street Café is all about. You’ll find an ever-evolving menu with items like French toast, filling pasta dishes, sandwiches and well-crafted coffee drinks. This mindful restaurant stands to show that eating nourishes the body and soul. 10435 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.607.2733; www.streetcafeaz.com; $ THE EGG I AM Whether you are looking for a decadent or light breakfast, The Egg I Am fits the bill. Their crab cake Benedict is sinfully decadent while their Vera Cruz chicken and avocado omelet is de-“light”-ful. If you have room, make sure you try the salted caramel mocha hot chocolate. It is rich and full of so many levels of dangerous goodness. 10155 E. Via Linda; Scottsdale; 480.451.3447; www.theeggandirestaurants. com; $$

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AL HAMRA Enjoy a fine dining Indian eatery that is serving up complex flavors in your neighborhood. With nine savory naan options, crispy samosas, and a seemingly endless list of curries, Al Hamra is dedicated to giving diners an assortment of choices. You can opt to dine inside or on their patio, and the helpful staff will guide you through the menu and the heat ratings. 8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.538.9200; www.alhamraaz.com; $$ CORNISH PASTY CO. This British pie shop in Scottsdale has been serving up savory pasties since 2005. While these pies were originally created back in the 1200s for miners in southwest England, there’s no need to venture into dangerous territory to earn one of these tasty hand-held treats. Cornish Pasty offers simple signature pies and premium pies as well as vegetarian versions. The carne adovada pasty high-

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guide lights the flavors of the Southwest and is one of their most popular offerings. 3800 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.945.1220; www.cornishpastyco.com; $$ THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKERY Nestled along Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale lies the Great Australian Bakery, a fast-casual eatery created based on the owner’s love for the street foods of his homeland. Here, you will find authentic meat pies: Savory ground beef seasoned with spices and onions in a flaky buttery pie crust. Their meat pies are all made from scratch each day and come in 11 different ingredient combinations. Make sure to check out their dessert case and indulge in a lamington, the official cake of Australia. 7217 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.941.3801; www. thegreataustralianbakery.com; $ PASTRIES N CHAAT If you’ve always wanted to try the delicacies of India, Pastries n Chaat is the perfect gateway restaurant. This quick-service restaurant dishes out a variety of handheld items like samosas, puffs and kati rolls. They also have a wide variety of biriyani that really spotlights the flavors of India. Featured desserts are sweet and light and the perfect size for trying more than one. 15050 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale; 602.365.0850; www.pastriesnchaat.com; $$

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CIAO GRAZIE Ciao Grazie is putting out some serious pies and providing consistent flavors and service. With 14 specialty pizza combinations (with the option for a gluten-free crust) and an offering of pastas, this spot will easily become your go-to for Italian in the area. Try the capricciosa pizza, of artichokes, olives, mushrooms, salame, ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano along with the requisite tomato sauce and mozzarella. 18835 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.685.3884; www.ciaograzie.us; $$ EVO EVO is a shining star in Old Town, and with their stellar culinary team, this hot spot is sure to be spoken of fondly for a long time to come. The vibe here is upbeat and the menu is tight and concise. The pastas are all handmade daily and with the freshest ingredients. You can’t miss with the beef heart sandwich (no joke) and you will never forgive yourself if you leave without trying the focaccia rustica. 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.265.9814; www.evoscottsdale.com; $$ LA BOCCA WINE BAR & URBAN KITCHEN This relaxed, yet sophisticated, wine bar offers 100-plus hand-selected wines, draught and bottled beers, a full bar, housemade limoncello, sangria and more. The food options include small plates, salads, bruschetta planks, and a variety of housemade pastas, and pizzas, all made from locally sourced ingredients. 5415 E. High St., Ste. 127, Phoenix; 480.840.1799; www.laboccanorth.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; $$ POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA This is the only local restaurant to offer a truly authentic Neapolitan pizza. In fact, the pizza is certified by the V.P.N. (Verace Pizza Napoletana) and the A.P.N. (Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani) from Italy. In addition to authentic Italian pizzas – which are all homemade, of course – Pomo offers salads, soups, pastas and paninis. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.pomopizzeria. com; $$ ROSATI’S AUTHENTIC CHICAGO PIZZA Since 1964, Rosati’s has been crafting authentic Chicago-style pizza from recipes passed down through the Rosati family. The pies are served up in four styles of Chicago pizza –traditional thin crust, their unique double dough, Chicago deep dish and authentic stuffed -with dough that’s made fresh daily.7570 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.999.5400; www.rosatispizza.com.

MEXICAN

BARRIO QUEEN With all the eclectic dining options in Old Town, Barrio Queen is a great choice for Mexican food, and the decor and feel of the restaurant make them a shining star in the area. With topnotch tacos on the menu like cochinita pibil, nopalitos cactus y huevo and al pastor paired with daily specials and intoxicating drink menu, you’ll find yourself wanting to settle in and stay awhile. 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.656.4197; www.barrioqueen.com; $$ DIEGO POPS This trendy urban eatery in Old Town has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for some of the best hearty and healthy Mexican fare in the area. Their Brussels sprout nachos are a game changer as far as snacking while watching a game goes. You can opt for their taco selections in corn, flour or crispy as well as in a bowl over cilantro-lime or brown rice. They also have three different types of tuna poke, all of which are fresh and light. 4338 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.1007; www.diegopops.com; $$ RITA’S KITCHEN & R BAR Rita’s Kitchen within the JW Marriott Camelback Inn is a great example of resort dining in Arizona. The menu highlights the flavors of the Southwest, and you’ll find a variety of home-style dishes that are popular in the Southwest and Mexico. Rita’s culinary team uses locally grown and seasonal ingredients. Elevate your overall dining experience by taking advantage of the tableside guacamole preparation. 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; 480.948.1700; www.marriott.com; $$ THE BLIND PIG This clever little spot is home to a cafe, butcher shop and bar. Pop in and order some speSO SCOTTSDALE! |

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cialty cuts of meat and enjoy some impeccable dishes while you wait. The short rib tacos are perfectly tender and hold just the right amount of spice, and the house rice is an interesting combination of sweet, salty and spicy. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.1055; ww w.blindpigaz.com; $$ 

MODERN AMERICAN

ALMA WXSW CUISINE This one-of-a-kind dining destination combines the flavors of Mexico, the west and Southwest, giving a healthy zip to most of their dishes. The heat in the dishes is not overwhelming, just a warming undertone with perfect balance. The generous portions are perfect for sharing, so if you get stumped on what to order, order a few items for the table and taste away! No dinner will be complete without their apple pie. Trust us. 8989 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.621.5254; www.almascottsdale.com; $$ BRITTLEBUSH CAFE & BAR Whether you’re at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa for a staycation or you’ve popped over for a dining experience, Brittlebush serves gastropub favorites. With kitchen creations that use only ingredients from the best regional purveyors, you’re sure to find something to tempt the tastes of all your guests. 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.624.1202; www.kierlandresort.com; $$ CENTRO LOUNGE The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is host to one of the most beautiful and relaxing resort pools; imagine lounging by the pool and having a light salad or flatbread delivered to a cushy cabana. The menu consists of classic dishes and signature libations. Try their blackened fish tacos or the Centro burger sliders with an apple or champagne mojito. 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; www.omnihotels.com; $$ FNB Chef Charleen Badman is making veggie lovers out of all who walk through the doors of FnB. Ask anyone who has ever had her braised leeks and watch the glimmer show up in their eyes as they describe the dish. Each menu item is expertly crafted to allow for the flavors to shine. This spot has received a plethora of recognition and awards – head over and find out why (just make sure to call ahead for a table!). 7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.284.4777; www.fnbrestaurant.com; $$$ 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; $$$ VITO’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RISTORANTE Vito’s has successfully blended northern and southern Italian styles of cooking while using the freshest ingredients so much so that you’ll feel like you’re in your Nona’s dining room. Generous servings of chicken cannelloni, sea-

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food lasagna and rigatoni alla Vito’s are just some of the customer favorites as well as their specialty thin crust pizzas, hearty sandwiches and refreshing salads. 10999 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.664.8260; www. vitospizza.com; $$ ZUZU Looking to experience all the kitsch and charm of the ’50s with all the culinary creativity of the present? Enter ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho. You’ll find five-star quality, service and food at this charming and comfortable restaurant. Their happy hour specials are unrivaled, so head on over and spend some time at ZuZu. 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.376.2600; www.cafe-zuzu.com; $$

SEAFOOD

CRAB & MERMAID If you’re itching to quell a hardcore seafood craving, your new go-to spot in Old Town needs to be Crab & Mermaid. The freshest offerings are waiting for you at the exquisite raw bar, like daily oyster selections, ceviche, sashimi and a variety of other delightfully chilled items. The menu also spans regional favorites across the U.S.; try the New England clam chowder representing the East Coast, a flavorful po’ boy straight out of the Gulf Coast or some beer-battered fish tacos inspired by the West Coast. 4218 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.758.4994; www.crabandmermaid.com; $$ SALT CELLAR The Salt Cellar has been a staple in the Valley since 1971 and consistently ranks among the top seafood restaurants. As the chef is able to procure different seasonal fish throughout the year, you will see their menu board changing which can equate to a new experience as the year goes by. They always have seriously large live Maine lobsters on the menu. If lobster isn’t your thing, you really can’t go wrong with any of the Salt Cellar specialties. 550 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.1963; www.saltcellarrestaurant.com; $$$

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THE CHART HOUSE The Chart House is like a seafood desert oasis. While we may not have ocean views, the ducks swimming along the lake provide a beautiful backdrop for a romantic dinner out. One of the more exciting features of the restaurant is the Southwestern-inspired flavors that are incorporated into the seafood dishes. The coconut crunchy shrimp features crab fried rice with a citrus chili sauce, imparting a complex sweet and spicy flavor to the approachable entree. 7255 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.951.2550; www.charthouse.com; $$$

STEAKHOUSE

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR Whether you’re stopping in for happy hour or for dinner, you’ll be greeted with a warm smile and treated like royalty for the extent of your visit. The masculine decor and attentive service are rivaled only by the quality menu options from the traditional cuts to their steak companions like the truffled poached lobster. 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.596.8265; www.flemingssteakhouse.com; $$$ FOGO DE CHAO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE Fogo de Chao is a carnivore’s sweet, sweet dream. You’re escorted to your seat by some of the friendliest staff in the Valley, and then you get the breakdown of how it all works. The salad bar is amazing and vegetables are important – just pace yourself. When you’re ready for the meat you’ll turn your table sign to green. The servers will present 16 cuts of fireroasted meats served tableside. If you need a break, turn your sign to red and take a breather until you’re ready for round two. 6300 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.609.8866; www.fogodechao.com; $$$ PRESTON’S STEAKHOUSE Looking for all of the charm and flavors of a traditional steakhouse with a modern and contemporary vibe? Preston’s Steakhouse in NOVEMBER 2016 |

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North Scottsdale deliciously fits the bill. The crisp white tablecloths and rich, dark woods that adorn the dining room create an elegant dining environment. You’ll have a variety of prime handcut steaks to choose from in varied sizes, all of which arrive on a sizzling hot plate. The side dishes are seemingly endless and the hardest decision of the evening will be which dessert to round out your meal with. 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.629.5087; www. prestonsscottsdale.com; $$$

WINE BARS

B&R WINE – FOOD Unwind with wine, craft beer and a menu of shareable bites at this charming neighborhood bistro. Menu selections range from a deli board to pizza and bruschetta. Stop in for a stellar happy hour every day from 3 to 6 p.m. (any glass of wine is $6!). Closed Monday. 7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.483.5396; www. brwinefood.com; $ DECANTUR – THE WINERY AT DC RANCH Aside from the extensive list of uniquely crafted wines offered, this winery has a variety of unique experiences. The wines featured are available by the glass, terzo, bottle or case. You’ll also have the opportunity to craft your own wines with their distinctive program, and 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; $$ SCAPEGOAT BEER AND WINE The unique vibe and the intimate feel of this cozy bar, along with the copper bar and tin ceiling, make this spot anything but ordinary. They feature about 15 craft beers on draft, many of which are local, as well as an interesting collection of wines available by the glass or bottle. The small bites menu was crafted by Cullen Campbell of Phoenix’s acclaimed restaurant Crudo and are ideal for snacking on over a great glass of wine and conversation. 7150 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.292.7605; www.scapegoatbar.com; $$

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A CULINARY MAKEOVER

The iconic Camelback Inn ushers in two new concepts for its 90th anniversary BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ PHOTOS COURTESY OF JW MARRIOTT CAMELBACK INN RESORT & SPA

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n 1936, the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa opened its doors in Scottsdale. Its popularity among the celebrities of the day, in fact, is credited with helping contribute to Scottsdale’s initial growth. Exactly 90 years later, the resort has reinvented both its high-end dining concept – the former BLT Steak, now called Lincoln Restaurant, as well as its signature bar and lounge – renamed Bar 1936 in homage

to its inaugural year – in both a nod to its past and major step into its future. “The Lincoln Restaurant concept – yes, named for the street we’ve called home since our inception – is something our team has been dreaming up for the past two years,” says Paul Rossi, director of food and beverage at the Camelback Inn. “Our initial premise was to share what Arizona cuisine is really about, both for those visiting us from other locales SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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and for locals alike.” According to Rossi, Arizona cuisine means clean food, fresh food, locally sourced food and, most importantly, food that isn’t overly manipulated with dozens of ingredients all over the plate. “To accomplish this, we brought in one of Marriott’s top culinary talents, Chris Neff, to serve as our executive chef,” says Rossi, noting that Neff brings experience from some of Marriott’s most iconic properties including the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa as well as The Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons, respectively. Neff’s newly released menu standouts include crispy beef cheek with Bob’s Red Mill Rye Porridge, wild mushrooms and housemade horseradish ($16) and country fried chicken with potato gnocchi, garden vegetables and chicken jus ($29). In addition to the food, the space itself also got an extensive remodel, including upgrading the patio, updating the flooring throughout, adding Southwestern touches like tooled leather and bar doors to the interior and perhaps most importantly, reconfiguring the seating to ensure every guest has a perfect view of Camelback Mountain, which is merely a few steps from the property. “Our new Bar 1936 concept that’s adjacent to the restaurant has similarly spectacular views, not to mention some playful spins on traditional bar and lounge fare, courtesy of Chef Neff,” says Rossi, who recommends the Arizona poutine with crispy potatoes, gravy and Crows Dairy curds ($12) and the Lincoln burger with Arizona cheddar and mouthwatering bourbon bacon jam ($16). Bar 1936 also boasts an impressive happy hour daily from 4 to 7 p.m., including steep discounts on both food and drink. And speaking of drinks, with a seasonally inspired menu of more than a dozen new cocktail creations, like a figinfused Old Fashioned and a barrel-aged 1936 Manhattan, Bar 1936 is out to wow even the most discerning drink lover. Lincoln Restaurant and Bar 1936, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; 480.948.1700; www.camelbackinn.com.

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