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ON THE COVER: Natalie Grancharov Camacho. Photo by Claudia Johnstone.

Features 44 FIRST LADY OF ARIZONA POLO Natalie Grancharov Camacho returns to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships for the ninth year

48 BEHIND THE DESIGNS An insider’s look at five local fashion brands

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aris is often called the “city of beauty” and now, thanks to Jo Paris Salon, guests can take home that same Parisian beauty without leaving Scottsdale! The area’s finest hair salon, Jo Paris offers a full range of services by the friendliest professionals who aim to make women, men, and children feel and look their best. Jo Paris is one of the few salons to offer a sizable staff to accommodate every hair type and allow every client to feel at home in a serene environment. When making an initial appointment, the staff will ask questions in order to recommend the best stylist match for the client’s hair wants and needs. Rarely are they wrong, but have no fear because switching stylists is seamless and easy. Here, stylists work as a team, treating each other and their clients as extended family. The only competition at Jo Paris is the staff striving to offer superior service to their clients. Jo and his wife, Myriam, founded Jo Paris Salon with the belief that a stylist is only as good as their education and training. At Jo Paris learning never ceases, with the staff continually cultivating and perfecting new techniques. Meticulous with styling, precise with cutting and shearing, the stylists love to showcase their artistry with hair. Because of the elite hiring process instilled by Jo, all of the stylists at Jo Paris Salon have years of expertise. They are passionate about their work and excited to share their knowledge with their clients. The staff of Jo Paris takes pride in being on the cutting edge of stylish trends. Jo is a master hairdresser and former official stylist of ten years to the Cannes Film Festival. His pursuit of bettering himself, his family, and his extraordinary hair craft skills led to opening Jo Paris Salon in Scottsdale in 2011. Inspired by the most luxurious hair salons in Paris, Jo Paris Salon uses only the highest quality in hair products and styling tools. They are one of the few Scottsdale salons to offer the highly-regarded Oribe styling products, featured in magazines and used by celebrities. Jo Paris also uses a completely organic line, Oway, in addition to Oribe, Goldwell, and Unite Professional. All stylists are Goldwell Color trained and certified to offer personalized color. Using the most advanced technologies in the hair care industry, the stylists of Jo Paris expertly mix and apply color to deliver vibrant, true-to-tone results on all hair types and lengths. Proudly known as the “extension specialists,” Jo Paris provides a wide range of hair and beauty services, including Keratin treatments, waxing, and premier spa services. Their spa offers a wide range of facials, manicures, and pedicures, among other luxurious services. Microblading is also offered and performed by an expert. The spa staff includes a wonderful, skilled aesthetician for all make-up needs from application to tutorials. Special event and

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Contents Now 69 HOT TICKET azcentral Wine & Food Experience

70 LOWDOWN News to know

74 DO Great upcoming events

76 CALENDAR Noteworthy events

80 EVENT The Taste of Cave Creek

82 EVENT Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

84 OUT Best rooftop bars

Pulse 29 UP CLOSE Andrea Notaro and Tony Likaj inspire joy in others by capturing special moments

32 BEAT Chelsea and Trevor Martin cook up delicious, inventive cookies designed to gift

34 BEAT Jason Adler helps to reimagine Old Town’s entertainment district

36 HIS STYLE Meet Marco Garbarino

38 HER STYLE Meet Jasreen Stortz

40 NOTICED Women on the scene

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86 OUT Autumn attractions

88 CULTURE Musician Steve Ayotte


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98 SHOP Scarf prints

100 FASHION Fall into fitness

Luxe 109 INDULGE An artful clock

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112 HAUTE PROPERTY Curated colonial

1 14 WANT The Haven on Norwegian Cruise Line

116 PLACES Ocho Rios, Jamaica


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Taste 1 18 DRINK

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119 DISH Linguini Salmone at Pomo Pizzeria

120 CHEERS Negroni Treaty at Pigtails

121 CUISINE In the kitchen with Drew Holowicki of The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

122 FOOD FILES

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The Rest 24 TELL Editor’s note

124 SEEN Who went where and what happened

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Hello, October! Well, we finally made it. The long, hot days of summer are behind us and cooler, fun-filled days and nights are ahead. ’Tis the season for all things fall – and we have plenty of that to share. Get in the spirit with seasonal events like a haunted graveyard and a pumpkin extravaganza (page 86) or do so with actual spirits that are distilled right here in Arizona (page 118). And now that it’s prime time to get outdoors, autumn food festivals abound (pages 74, 76 and 80) while rooftop bars are beckoning (page 84). For a night sure to impress, check out Scottsdale’s hottest new steakhouse, Maple & Ash, which hails from the Windy City and offers a chef’s tasting menu you won’t want to miss (page 130). On the fashionable front, pick your favorite fall trend from emerald (page 94) to ’70s throwback (page 96) to scarf prints (page 98). For further style inspiration, our feature goes behind the designs with five local fashion brands (page 48). Meet the designers and learn where to find their creatively crafted goods. Looking ahead to next month, we are gearing up for the Ninth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships on Nov. 2. Our cover features Natalie Grancharov Camacho, who is known as the First Lady of Arizona Polo and will make her annual return to the festivities this year. Read about why she loves the sport and what she envisions for its future, starting on page 44. May your foray into fall be fabulous. Until next month!  ll the best, A Chelsea Young Editor-in-Chief chelsea@richmanmediagroup.com Instagram: @young_chelsea Connect with us! Facebook: @soscottsdalemagazine Instagram: @so_scottsdale_magazine

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Publisher Bill Richman

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Creative Director Anthony Cox

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Contributing Writers Alison Bailin Batz, Mandy Holmes, Kaylor Jones, Gabby Leighton, Heather Lynn Horvat, Elizabeth Liberatore, Neyda Melina, Jim Prueter

Photographers Claudia Johnstone, Elizabeth Marie, Beverly Shumway, Jess Simpson

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THE BEST IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE Ashley Adams stands tough in defending you against white collar crimes!

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BY KAYLOR JONES / PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

THE COOLEST CLIQUE IN TOWN Andrea Notaro and Tony Likaj inspire joy in others by capturing special moments and making memories

As a husband-and-wife team and the owners of locally based Clique Photo Station, Andrea Notaro and Kliton “Tony” Likaj know a thing or two about the passion and dedication it takes to run a business – and raise a family. The duo considers themselves to be in the business of

providing lively and memorable experiences through their professional, open-air photo booths – available for celebrations of all kinds – but times haven’t always easy. Likaj was born and raised in Communist Albania, when the economy was heavily restricted.

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Pulse UP CLOSE “There were many nights I went to bed hungry as a young boy,” he says. “But as little as we had, my parents always found a way to provide for happier times.” Likaj found himself gravitating toward soccer as a way to make a better life from himself, eventually joining FK Tirana football club, the No. 1 club in Albania. “Even with two jobs each, my parents always made the time to see me play,” Likaj says. When his father fell ill in 1989, Likaj gave up his dream to help provide for his family, coming to the U.S. at 30 years old and opening an Italian restaurant in Phoenix with his sister in 2004, the same year that he met Notaro. At the time, Notaro – originally from Long Island – was working at a startup of her father’s in Downtown Phoenix. The two married in 2006 and after their son, James, was born the next year, Notaro left her job to focus on raising him. But in 2009 – just two years before they would welcome their second child, Ashlyn – Likaj was forced to leave the family business and found himself in the same position that his own parents had been in, working two full-time jobs to support his family. After years of Likaj working 16-hour days, five days a week, a stroke of luck came in March 2018 when Likaj and Notaro learned that another couple was looking to sell some of their businesses, and in May of that year, they purchased Clique Photo Station. A major factor behind this decision was the chance to work from home and spend more time together as a family.

The Family Business Today, Notaro considers herself the driving force behind Clique Photo Station, which offers photo booth rentals for any type of occasion, including weddings, birthday parties, and corporate events. Their three elegant photo stations, complete with fun props and backgrounds (the latter can be customized by Notaro), print glossy copies of the photos before the guests even leave the open-air booth. “I’m the one doing the sales, marketing, and day-to-day operations from the moment we book with our clients to execution at an event and the days following,” she says. “Tony helps to fill in the gaps whenever needed. He’s the one that you’ll find out on a job without fail, come rain or shine, attending one of our three fabulous photo booths, always equipped with so much enthusiasm and a true, genuine passion for what he does.” And it’s this shared passion that sets the couple – and their business – apart. “The emphasis we put into nurturing and maintaining our relationships with our clients is a fundamental part of who we are. It doesn’t matter what time it is – it could be 11 o’clock at night, or we could even be on a family vacation, and we will still always find the time to correspond with them,” Notaro says. In addition to their dedication, Clique Photo Station’s all-new Mirror X Booth gives them something especially unique to offer locals. “We are currently the only company in Arizona to have this particular model of booth because of how fresh off the market it is,” Notaro says.

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The 6-foot-tall, tempered glass mirror combines the fun of a photo booth with technological advancements like interactive animations. “It really is quite the showpiece – almost like a giant iPhone, with an ultra-modern, futuristic design and capabilities that can really knock your socks off,” Notaro says. After experiencing some tough times, Likaj and Notaro reflect on one of the greatest motivators in their lives. “Our children are our inspiration behind everything we do, and the reason behind every important decision we make,” Likaj says. “They give us the drive to want to give 150% all of the time, to work harder and smarter, to take risks but do it responsibly, and to set the best possible example for them that we can.” It’s this love of family that makes Clique unquestionably special. “Clique Photo Station was founded by a couple that was planning their own wedding and wanted something truly original when it came to capturing moments for their special day. When they weren’t able to find anything that met their needs, they decided to create it themselves,” Notaro says. “Every great company has a story to tell, and this one just so happens to be built on the strongest foundation there is – love. The fact that Tony and I get to carry it on and help in its evolution is an honor and privilege.” Clique Photo Station is currently taking bookings for the holidays and beyond. Call 844.425.4783 to book, and learn more at www.cliquephotostation.com.


The Hottest Fall Hair Trends with Color Specialist, Rodney Gentry

“This season, it’s all about blends and natural, warmer tones,” says Rodney Gentry, hair color expert and master stylist. “There is so much you can do with your hair to create just about any look you want.” There’s no surprise that Ombré is extremely popular this fall. It’s a hair coloring trend that doesn’t seem to be wavering; only changing by the season. This fall, the Ombré style uses warmer tones are blended for a subtle, more natural look. Another gorgeous blended color that’s hot this season is Mushroom Blonde. Mushroom Blonde is an ashy mix between blonde and brunette, creating an ashy, gray blonde with dark undertones—think of the color variety on the underside of a mushroom. “It’s excellent for weaving colored pieces around your face to create a subtle and natural change,” says Rodney. This color option is a great way for blondes to spend time on the darker side. Conversely, there is Mushroom Brown for the brunettes who want

to go a little lighter, while creating a multi-dimensional hair color. In this instance, the colors are subtle shades of brown and gray. Copper tones are all the rage as more and more people desire a look of red without the commitment and hassle of keeping up with red hair. Additionally, rooted gold tones are a favorite this season. There’s also a variety of feminine chestnuts and browns. “These colors tend to not fade as much so it’s more low-maintenance,” Rodney explains. For those pesky gray hairs, Rodney reveals that the key to gray coverage is to not cover it 100%. Instead, he prefers to use a neutral color on select pieces to make the grays look highlighted. This way, people don’t have to recolor as often. By doing this technique, it saves the condition of the hair since you’re not covering all of your roots as often. For those of us who lived through the 80’s, you may see familiar-looking accessories making a comeback.

Hair color specialist Rodney Gentry is located in a private studio at Sachi Studios, 10201 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 10, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. For an appointment, please call 480.639.2000, or visit www.rodneygentry.com for more information.

Fun-colored bobby pins, bows, and scrunchies are back in style, along with toned-down versions of 80’s hair styles. “You get volume in the body of your hair, with tamer roots,” says Rodney. Rodney takes into account a person’s features, skin tones, and routine when he artistically crafts a new hairstyle. “”The right color will make the right hair cut. Texture with color is the way to go,” he says. Schedule your appointment with Rodney Gentry at Sachi Studios 480.639.2000 or visit www.rodneygentry.com.


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NOM NOM

Chelsea and Trevor Martin cook up delicious, inventive cookies designed to gift

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

Chelsea and Trevor Martin are the duo behind a sweet operation that can best be described as an online gourmet gifting company specializing in personalized (and edible) gifts for any occasion. The story of Noms Bake Shop (www.getnoms. com) doesn’t begin with any formal culinary training. Instead, the family business, helmed by Chelsea and Trevor, is made up of diverse backgrounds ranging from computer programming to finance and education. “What led us here was an entrepreneurial drive and a passion for bringing something unique to a – sometimes literally – stale market,” Chelsea says. Noticing that gift baskets lacked imagination and fueled by a desire to build something meaningful, Noms was born. Trevor’s father is credited with the original recipes, but the menu has expanded to offer additional and seasonal flavors. Building a brand with their family motivates the Martins to continue to create something that senders can feel great about gifting and that the recipient will enjoy unboxing down to the last crumb. “The fact that just five years ago, this company was just a conversation at the breakfast table and now it’s a fully operational business that makes customers around the nation feel good about gift-giving is mind-blowing,” Chelsea says. What started out in a home kitchen baking cookies for local farmers markets is now an operation with 15,000 square feet of commercial space and an oven that cranks out 500 sweet treats at a time. Although cookies are not something new to the gifting industry, Noms sets the bar high with their quality, convenience (order from home and it’s delivered for you), and stylized delivery. “We believe premium cookies should be showcased in a premium gift box,” Trevor says. “Whether it’s a classic box with a magnetic closure or a deluxe wooden box with a cigar-style top, our giftboxes can be customized with corporate branding or personal messaging that makes the recipient feel special.” Trevor’s favorite cookie is the Chocolate Crinkle, a brownie-like chocolate cookie coated in powdered sugar, while Chelsea opts for the Pumpkin Pie Shortbread cookie this time of year. Even gluten-free and vegan customers have options, and Noms has partnered with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to provide cookies to the families and friends of patients.

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SPELLBOUND BY SCOTTSDALE Jason Adler helps to reimagine Old Town’s entertainment district

In 2001, Jason Adler was a newly enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force in the midst of basic training in Texas. “But it wasn’t the regime that exhausted me back then. It was my newfound love: Scottsdale,” Adler says. Almost every weekend, he drove 15 hours to visit his sister, who was attending Arizona State University. Within a year, he put in for a transfer to a local base, where he could serve in a reserve capacity while starting a life here. “I wet my feet in hospitality at the Hyatt in Scottsdale,” says Adler, who worked assorted industry jobs and in homebuilding over the next several years. By 2008, however, both industries were freefalling due to the recession. One of the only bright spots was the then-impending opening of the W Scottsdale hotel. “I took a barback job to get my foot in the door,” Adler says. “It was my turning point.” Adler would soon serve as the resort’s bar manager before being tapped by parent company Spellbound Entertainment Group to open Maya Day + Nightclub in 2013. He then helped open The Dakota, The District and Aloft Scottsdale for the brand over the next two years, earning the role of Spellbound’s director of operations in 2015. “Our vision is to produce experiential entertainment options in Old Town while earning the area a reputation of being a viable, nationally recognized entertainment district,” Adler says. This month, Adler will reinvent Maya Day Club as Clubhouse at Maya, outfitting the space with yard games, flat-screen TVs and cozy seating – not to mention a new menu – to welcome fall and winter crowds. “We beta-tested this vision last year, and now we are ready to officially unleash it,” Adler says of this permanent fall/winter version of Maya (the pool will come back in the summer). Upcoming plans include themed nights, pop-up events, holiday parties, and movie and TV-themed events now through February. By year’s end, Spellbound will also complete the renovation of Shade, the W’s swanky lounge. Facelifts to other spaces will follow. “In coming months, we’ll also break ground on The Edition, a new boutique Scottsdale hotel off Camelback and 73rd Street, and Marquee, commercial office space nearby,” says Adler, who is already eyeing another boutique hotel for the area and preparing to expand the brand into Houston over the next two years.

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VOLUME 19 | ISSUE 2

Scottsdale's Best Places to Live Peruse some of the finest luxury homes for sale and uncover the lifestyle you've been craving

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Sonoran Desert Treasure COVER HOME

This Sonoran Desert dream home graces the hillside, guard-gated community of

Estancia with its freshly painted interior and up-close views of Pinnacle Peak. Located between the 3rd and 9th holes of the Estancia Golf Club, the sprawling desert dwelling offers architectural details such as

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hand-hewn beams, box-beam and groin vault ceilings, reclaimed oak flooring, natural stone floor and wall

27581 N 97th Place

accents, and a floor plan designed to entertain. The open-concept floor plan is anchored in the kitchen

Scottdale, AZ 85262

with seamless access to the family room, breakfast area, and the dynamite outdoor spaces. The numerous

4 Bed + Den | 5.5 Bath

patio lounge and dining spaces surround the heated pool and spa with rock waterfall, built-in barbecue, and

5,985 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage Asking $4,450,000

desert landscapes including majestic saguaros. The living room leads to the formal dining room and full wet bar, while a private temperature-controlled wine room is perfect for any wine connoisseur. The master suite offers dual walk-in closets, dual water closets, private shower, sitting area, office area, fireplace and private patio. The guest wing features three additional en suite bedrooms. The upper-level office could be used as a fifth guest room and has wonderful views of Pinnacle Peak.

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MEET

Lisa Lucky

ASSOCIATE BROKER

With hundreds of millions of dollars in sales under her belt, Lisa has been in the top one percent of all Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s agents every year since 2006, and currently ranks as the #1 agent within the entire company. Describing herself as “organized, honest and happy,” Lisa has pioneered an innovative path to success. A proud resident of beautiful North Scottsdale, Lisa’s love for the area and helping clients achieve their own dreams continues to be her motivation and passion. LUCKY@RUSSLYON.COM | 602.320.8415

Matt Lucky

REALTOR

With the analytical mind of an engineer combined with the focused desire for working with people, Matt Lucky is one of those rare individuals that bring a unique and specialized aspect to the business of real estate. However, for Matt, meeting and working with people is what brings him true joy in his career. “I relish each new opportunity that a new client brings,” he says, “because listening to their needs and setting upon the ‘project’ of exceeding their expectations is my favorite part of each day.” MATT.LUCKY@RUSSLYON.COM | 480.390.0445

Laura Lucky

ASSOCIATE BROKER

Along with her parents Matt and Lisa, Laura is proud to offer their clients the “power of three,” each with their distinct strengths and expertise. In addition to her aptitude for brand management and marketing, her training in international business presents her with a distinct vision while providing opportunities to aid real estate clients from all over the globe. It's these proficiencies that have become a hallmark of this dynamic trio and continues to help drive The Luckys to higher degrees of success. LAURA.LUCKY@RUSSLYON.COM | 480.390.5044

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Sophisticated &

Privately nestled in guard-gated Bellasera, this residence

offers a stylish aesthetic within a most sought-after North Scottsdale neighborhood. The Bellasera community, with up-close mountain views and spectacular sunsets,

features a clubhouse, workout facilities, heated pool and spa, tennis courts, basketball court, library, dog park, and walking and hiking trails! The heart of the home is an open formal living and dining space flanked by a sizable covered patio, refreshing pool with water features, a large backyard gazebo, and designer landscaping – all overlooking the Natural Area Open Space for desert views and privacy. The clean-lined kitchen features two-toned cabinetry, a center island with touch-free faucet and sink, a wine fridge, double ovens, built-in microwave, induction cooktop, 4

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Stylish Modern Showpiece

matching paneled fridge, and glass tile backsplash. The kitchen overlooks the breakfast area that has a large sliding door leading to the private, pavered side patio complete with a cactus garden and fire pit. The spacious family room has a stacked-stone centerpiece wall along with floor-to-ceiling library built-ins.

BELLASERA 7882 E Balao Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85266 3 Bed + Den + Bonus | 3 Bath

The split floor plan offers two bedrooms sharing a Jack-and-Jill bath and a private bonus room on one side, and an office and master suite on the other. The luxurious master suite has a paneled fabric accent wall,

4,143 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage Asking $1,150,000

library built-ins, claw-foot tub, marbled wall, separate vanities, large snail shower, and an oversized walk-in closet creating a perfect spa-like setting. Other features include: upgraded bathrooms, travertine flooring, two gas fireplaces, neutral paint, plantation shutters, large laundry with additional cabinetry and sink, three-car garage with built-ins and epoxy floors, motorized awning at covered patio and so much more! THE LUCKYS | LISALUCKY.COM

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SALE PENDING

Remodeled Desert Beauty HAPPY VALLEY RANCH 25631 N Ranch Gate Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Nestled on a prime cul-de-sac lot at just under an acre, this stylish, remodeled home offers a spacious open floor plan, a modern kitchen, a formal entry, and an amenity-filled backyard poised for recreation and entertaining. Asking $799,000 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,439 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage

Meticulous Golf-Course Living MONUMENT AT TROON NORTH 9689 E Monument Drive | Scottsdale, AZ 85262 What a find! This gorgeous home is located on the 7th tee of Troon North’s Monument course for superb golf, mountain (famous Pinnacle Peak!), and sunset views. Its gourmet kitchen, wide-plank wood flooring, oversized master suite, and lush rear yard are just the beginning. Asking $1,100,000 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,558 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage

SALE PENDING

Stunning Single-Level Villa QUAIL RIDGE AT TROON VILLAGE 24508 N 111th Place | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 With elevated views of surrounding mountains and the Valley below, this property – with no interior steps – provides seamless indoor living spaces and an outdoor retreat complete with adobe-style fireplace and cooking station. Asking $925,000 3 Bed + Den | 2.5 Bath | 3,367 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage

Lush Desert Surround LAS PIEDRAS 7406 E Camino Rayo De Luz | Scottsdale, AZ 85266 On a prime, corner cul-de-sac lot within a gated community, this home features a great room floor plan and a desirable north-facing backyard surrounded by Natural Area Open Space. Plus, residents enjoy community amenities such as a heated pool, spa and built-in BBQ. Price Upon Request 3 Bed + Den | 3.5 Bath | 3,386 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage 6

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European-Style Elegance

Located in guard-gated LaScala, this thoroughly charming villa rests upon a large,

elevated corner lot with privacy, lush vegetation and mountain views. With three bedrooms (including a separate-entry private casita), this spacious villa offers travertine and hickory hardwood flooring, refinished custom cabinetry, full-view windows, new wood shutters and automated sunshades. The kitchen,

LASCALA AT ESTANCIA

with granite countertops, a center island, Sub-Zero fridge, Dacor gas cooktop and a built-in desk, welcomes

27902 N 101st Street

family and guests to linger with its inviting stacked-stone fireplace. The master suite offers a sitting area

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with a built-in desk, a spa-like bath, dual vanities and private exterior access through double French

3 Bed | 3 Bath

doors leading to the backyard oasis. Enjoy sunny Scottsdale days and star-studded evenings in the tranquil backyard with its refreshing fountain, heated spa with boulder water feature, pretty trellised gazebo with

3,450 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage Asking $1,395,000

a cozy fireplace, built-in BBQ, and covered patios. This newly upgraded home is move-in ready! Estancia Club is a Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole championship course and the world-famous club boasts an all-new sports area and an oversized swimming pool. Don’t miss it! THE LUCKYS | LISALUCKY.COM

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Awarded "Best in Show" TROON HIGHLANDS ESTATES 11955 E La Posada Circle, | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 This award-winning, soft-contemporary home embraces its majestic Sonoran Desert setting with large window expanses that masterfully frame dramatic, up-close McDowell Mountain views. Asking $1,500,000 4 Bed + Den + Media | 4.5 Bath | 5,464 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage

Gorgeous Appointments & Details SONORAN CREST 12088 E Chama Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Located on an elevated 2.1-acre lot with exceptional, sweeping views of Troon and the McDowell Mountains and tucked away in a cul-de-sac for a private setting, this beautiful custom estate will impress at every turn. Asking $1,599,000 4 Bed + Den | 4.5 Bath | 5,016 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage

An Architectural Stunner ARTESANO AT TROON VILLAGE 10792 E La Junta Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 The masterful design of this prestigious custom estate includes architectural details and fine finishes that must be seen to be appreciated. For example: the two newly remodeled separate carriage houses with romantic balconies connected by a view-top walkway. Asking $2,175,000 6 Bed + Den + Media | 6.5 Bath | 7,279 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage

Splendid Soft Contemporary ARTESANO AT TROON VILLAGE 24856 N 107th Way | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 This beautifully crafted custom home checks all the boxes: a lovely hillside setting, in a guard-gated community, a charming gated front courtyard, soaring ceilings, an attractive centerpiece fireplace, large picture windows and a low-maintenance backyard with pool, spa, covered patio, and natural-stone decking. Asking $1,250,000 4 Bed + Bonus | 6 Bath | 5,216 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage 8

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Golf Lover's Dream

Located on the first fairway

of world-famous Troon Country Club, this spacious estate

offers fine finishes and remarkable 360-degree views. At a resplendent 7,000+ square feet and within walking distance to the clubhouse, this residence features three interior fireplaces, a room-sized safe, and

wood casement windows and doors. In addition to the five bedrooms, you’ll love the indoor golf range and simulator near the game room that’s outfitted with a full bar. The chef-inspired kitchen comes fully

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equipped with a center island, built-in desk, and a peninsula with counter seating. Luxuriate in the master

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suite’s intimate sitting area, framed soaking tub, dual vanities, and makeup station. You’ll also find a separate

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office, an upstairs loft with balcony views, and a full basement with its own bath. The stunning backyard highlights the spectacular views with a negative-edge pool and spa, built-in BBQ, putting green, covered patio, and a corner fire pit.

5 Bed + Den + Loft + Bonus 7 Bath | 7,843 SQ FT 3-Car Garage Asking $2,000,000

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Echoes of Southwest Inspiration DESERT HIGHLANDS 10040 E Happy Valley 608 | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Charming and intimate define this custom residence located on a private acre lot with a backyard paradise poised to impressively entertain or to encourage languid relaxation. Asking $2,180,000 4 Bed + Office + Den + Bonus | 6 Bath | 5,720 SQ FT | 4-Car Garage

European Garden Experience LASCALA AT ESTANCIA 27914 N 100th Place | Scottsdale, AZ 85262 With more than $300,000 in upgrades and additions, this clean-lined, soft-contemporary estate boasts an enviable backyard oasis complete with calming fountain and cozy fireplace. Asking $1,550,000 5 Bed + Den | 4 Bath | 4,279 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage

Guard-Gated Lock-n-Leave SUNRISE POINT AT MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN RANCH 11489 E Raintree Drive | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Light and bright, this well-maintained villa features a desirable open floor plan, intimate gas fireplace and plentiful windows for abundant natural light. Asking $489,000 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,534 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage

Views, Views, and More Views QUAIL RIDGE AT TROON VILLAGE 11067 E Juan Tabo Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 This expanded single-level floor plan has no interior steps, and its high ceilings and large picture windows perfectly frame the spectacular mountain and city-light views. Asking $839,000 3 Bed + Den + Bonus | 3 Bath | 3,580 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage

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Impeccably Remodeled

With drop-dead, dramatic views

greeting you as you step through the front door,

this stunning home features custom touches and updated details from its recent extensive remodel. Walls were removed to create an open-concept floor plan and new windows to highlight Sonoran Desert views were installed throughout. Ideal for entertaining; the kitchen, dining, office, and family room spaces

are all open and connected with Versailles-patterned, tumbled-travertine flooring. The entryway ushers

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you inside and the centerpiece fireplace draws the eye to the vaulted ceilings and walls of windows.

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The remodeled kitchen has beautiful dark wood custom cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, a gas

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cooktop, large center island with bar seating, and granite slab countertops. A fully remodeled backyard paradise offers a corner pool with fire and water features, covered patio with built-in heaters, built-in BBQ equipped with burners and sink, and a relaxing lounge area to soak up the Arizona sun and panoramic

3 Bed + Bonus | 2 Bath 2,600 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage Asking $745,000

mountain views. THE LUCKYS | LISALUCKY.COM

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Exquisite Equestrian Estate MCDOWELL RANCHOS 10355 E Cholla Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 The custom-built three-stall barn, pasture area, and cedar-lined tack room will host your equine family in stylish comfort while the spacious resort-style residence with a detached guest home delights everyone else! Asking $2,248,000 5 Bed + 2 Dens + Loft + Media + Barn | 5 Bath | 6,598 SQ FT | 4-Car Garage

Mountain Views & Endless Sky DESERT SUMMIT 26893 N 116th Way | Scottsdale, AZ 85262 With a positively enchanting interior courtyard complete with an inviting fireplace, this lovely custom residence rests on a sizable 1.5-acre lot offering quiet and privacy upon its rolling elevation with a picturesque desert backdrop. Asking $1,125,000 4 Bed + Bonus | 4.5 Bath | 4,201 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage

Fine Finishes & Distinguished Details ENCANTO NORTE 8422 E Montello Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85266 Offering a large lot and superb mountain views, this 2007-built custom has been fastidiously maintained. Inside you’ll find pleasing Tuscan-style detailing and a resort-style backyard that boasts a corner fireplace and a pool with a swim-up bar. Asking $1,150,000 3 Bed + Den | 3.5 Bath | 4,043 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage

High-End Resort Amenities THE ROCKS 27440 N Alma School Parkway 125 | Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Designed for the discernable owner that desires top-to-bottom concierge-level services, the resort property The Rocks rests upon breathtaking high Sonoran Desert adjacent to the Four Seasons Resort & Spa. Asking $660,000 3 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,014 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage

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Luxury on the Fairway

Majestically overlooking the 14th fairway

of Troon Country Club’s world-famous

course, and with remarkable canyon, mountain, golf, and city-light views from the numerous patios and courtyards, this exceptional Southwest territorial-style home offers spacious luxury in an enviable private setting. With over 8,000 square feet of living space, the five en suite bedrooms (all with private patios), loft, basement/rec room with wet bar, office with built-ins, an exercise room with a sauna, and an art

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studio allow for both boisterous gatherings or quiet seclusion. The luxurious master suite’s spacious

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dressing room with built-in vanity is connected to a private sitting room ideal for cozy reading or stargazing.

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The impressive gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry, dumbwaiter, wine fridge, and high-end stainlesssteel appliances opens to an elegant formal dining area. A separate-entry casita with bedroom, living, and kitchenette delights guests while the backyard with sparkling pool and lush landscaping invites unhurried

5 Bed + Den + Basement + Loft + Bonus | 6.5 Bath 8,449 SQ FT | 4-Car Garage Asking $2,100,000

leisure. With beamed accents, numerous fireplaces and French doors throughout, this estate boasts the finest finishes and clever details. THE LUCKYS | LISALUCKY.COM

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Sonoran Desert Sunsets BOULDER PASS AT TROON VILLAGE 26210 N 114th Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 With dramatic mountain backdrops, this lovely custom offers a single-level floor plan with high ceilings, an abundance of windows for natural light and prolific views, and a premium cul-de-sac lot. Asking $1,400,000 4 Bed + Den | 4.5 Bath | 4,763 SQ FT | 3-Car Garage

Newly Built & Move-In Ready SUMMIT AT PINNACLE PEAK 26664 N 104th Place | Scottsdale, AZ 85262 With easy access to the popular Pinnacle Peak trailhead, the Four Seasons Resort, and so much more; this 2017-build patio home in a gated community is ideal as a seasonal residence or a stress-free lock-n-leave. Asking $750,000 3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,112 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage

Abundant Community Features CROWN POINT AT GRAYHAWK 8256 E Beardsley Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 This elegantly remodeled Grayhawk home features top-of-the-line finishes and a beautiful, open feel. Located in an upscale guard-gated neighborhood, residents enjoy a multitude of amenities and the services of a community Lifestyle Director. Asking $698,900 2 Bed + Den | 2.5 Bath | 2,244 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage

Idyllic Hillside Setting FOUR PEAKS AT TROON VILLAGE 26056 N 115th Way | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Nestled in a scenic hillside and backing to Natural Area Open Space, this gorgeous property presents privacy and mountain views. With an executive office and separate bonus room off the garage, the floor plan offers opportunities to make these flex spaces your own! Asking $665,000 3 Bed + Den + Bonus | 3 Bath | 3,017 SQ FT | 2-Car Garage 14

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Land FOR and lots SALE RANCHO SANTA FE DEL ORO 10954 E Santa Fe Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85262 LOT 19 | 0.70 Acre MLS 5589108 Asking $117,000

BOULDER HEIGHTS 36771 N Northview Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85262 LOT 63 | 1.28 Acres MLS 5850996 Asking $169,000

DESERT CREST 11845 E Mariposa Grande Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255 LOT 74 | 2.02 Acres MLS 5732331 Asking $359,500

TROON HIGHLAND ESTATES 11830 E La Posada Circle Scottsdale, AZ 85255 LOT 41 | 1.74 Acres MLS 5901676 Asking $399,000

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TROON VILLAGE

9804 E Running Deer Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85262 LOT 1 | 1.33 Acres MLS 5835207 Asking $300,000

25505 N 114th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85255 LOT 59 | 0.47 Acre MLS 5428790 Asking $425,900

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YEARLING ESTATES

9812 E Running Deer Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85262 LOT 2 | 1.07 Acres MLS 5835206 Asking $275,000

26125 N 116th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85255 LOT 11 | 2.73 Acres MLS 5732125 Asking $550,000

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CONTINENTAL MOUNTAIN ESTATES

9828 E Running Deer Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85262 LOT 3 | 2.11 Acres MLS 5835203 Asking $375,000

SCOTTSDALE NON-HOA 28000 N 128th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85262 4.58 Acres MLS 5912067 Asking $280,000

CAREFREE NON-HOA 00 E Horizon Drive Carefree, AZ 85377 7.38 Acres MLS 5875728 Asking $340,000

7439 E Continental Mountain Drive Cave Creek, AZ 85331 LOT 12 | 4.63 Acres MLS 5894702 Asking $550,000

CONTINENTAL MOUNTAIN ESTATES 7412 E Continental Mountain Drive Cave Creek, AZ 85331 LOT 7 | 4.92 Acres MLS 5947377 Asking $695,000

CONTINENTAL MOUNTAIN ESTATES 41521 N 75th Place Cave Creek, AZ 85331 LOT 6 | 5.86 Acres MLS 5827442 Asking $795,000

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WHAT Caliber of Realtor DO YOU WANT IN YOUR CORNER?

RANKED #1 among nearly

1,000 REALTORS

at Russ Lyon|Sotheby's in Scottsdale!

RANKED #3 out of

79,454 REALTORS in the state of Arizona!

LISA LUCKY, just one member of the dynamic Luckys trio, is consistently acknowledged year after year as one of the top Realtors in the Valley, in Arizona and the entire U.S.

RANKED #229 out of 1,359,208 REALTORS in the United States! Rankings, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal, are provided by REAL Trends, Inc. and are based on total sales volume.

As impressive as those rankings are, her only goal is to be RANKED

“My wife and I have bought and sold a lot of real estate in six different states. The Luckys are the best team we have ever worked with by far. Very professional, great marketers, strong understanding of the market in terms of what sells including how and at what price and access to lots of resources to help the process. They managed the process start to finish without much help from us and kept us informed along the way. We are using them again on the purchase of a new home. We would highly recommend them. They way exceeded expectations.” – Barb and John

#1 within the most important grouping:

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Marco Garbarino’s entrepreneurial spirit, passion for teaching, and love of Italian-made goods help shape his edgy, eclectic style in and out of the classroom as a teacher at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. With 18 years of teaching high school under his designer belt, Garbarino splits his time between the school and serving as the chief financial officer of a private real estate lending company based in San Francisco. “As a teacher, it’s a slight struggle to not be over the top. I want to be myself while staying within the ‘standard uniform guidelines,’” Garbarino says. 7 For All Mankind jeans, a crisp button-down, and Louis Vuitton shoes bring those elements together for a day of teaching advanced economics. Garbarino’s secret to a great outfit? Shoes. “Shoes are the finishing touch as well as the item that distinguishes a gentleman the most,” he says. In fact, Garbarino turns to his alligator leather Empresa Italian shoes for nights out with his wife and two daughters. “Being a fashion-forward family is more fun than a chore,” he says. When he’s not in the classroom, Garbarino rolls his sleeves up to reveal an arm full of tattoos that play to his edgy style. “Style is an expression of the soul and is ever-changing as we evolve as a person. I didn’t get my first tattoo until I was 40!” he says.

What looks do you love? Not love? I like clean lines and mixed elements. In Italy, you always dress clean when you are out, so no sweat pants. Birkenstocks for men? Never.   Who would you trade wardrobes with? A combination of George Clooney meets Ryan Reynolds. Classic and stylish but still edgy.   What is your No. 1 style tip? Go to a barber regularly to get a haircut and professional shave, or have your beard trimmed and shaped. Keep your hairline clean and groomed.

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FUNCTIONAL FASHION

From her outfits to her patients, feeling good is the name of the game for Jasreen Stortz

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY BEVERLY SHUMWAY

Jasreen Stortz shapes her style around the two most important things in her life: motherhood and her career as a chiropractor. Owning four practices in the Valley, Stortz is constantly pulled in different directions and maintains a wardrobe that is as flexible as some of her patients. Weekends call for athleisure wear and workdays call for jeans with a trendy top and some fun, flat shoes for style and comfort. A firm believer in having her wardrobe play a pivotal role in defining her reputation, she says, “Your first impression is how others will continue to perceive you and the work you do.” While the chiropractic industry isn’t known for high fashion, don’t expect that to stop Stortz from taking risks with trends like snakeskin and cheetah prints. “I love fashion so I find myself looking through magazines and Pinterest to see what is currently in,” she says. Sarah Jessica Parker’s creative and mixed pattern looks inspire Stortz, and these are two aesthetics she applies to her outfit whenever she leaves the house. “I love to dress up, whether I’m going to run a couple of errands or going to work,” Stortz says. “It makes me feel good, and I think we all function well when we look and feel good.”  

What are your favorite trends? I am a huge fan of leather, floral, lace and plaid. Pink is my favorite color. I love how designers are incorporating pink this fall as well.   What is the most prized possession in your closet? My Chanel purse because it was my push present after having my daughter. It’s the type of purse I can go out with, wear to work, and use daily.   How do you transition from work to nighttime? I put on a pair of trendy heels or boots and grab a smaller purse, which can instantly elevate your entire look for nighttime.

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THE FAIRY GODMOTHER OF FASHION AND BOOB WHISPERER

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Scylvia-Elvira Danese of Danese Creations

cylvia-Elvira Danese, owner of Danese Creations, has been in business since 1971. Through her gift of custom designing, men and women can get all their custom designing, tailoring, alterations, bridal wear and all accessories, fabric, jewelry and the best fitting bra. “I’m a 3rd generation Custom Designer/Tailor in my family, I follow My Mother Maria and Grandmother Chapita,” said Danese. “My designs have made it to the Emmys, The Country Music Awards, the Oscars, the White House, The Oprah show, I’ve also been featured on First Edition, total Divas, all the local TV channels. It’s been an amazing ride for these last 47 years!” While Danese is proud of the accolades and the high profile clients that have graced her designs, some of her fondest memories are the ones that have changed the lives of others. “I saved a brides wedding day by making a beautiful, custom

wedding gown from scratch, on the day of the wedding, in 2 hours and 50 minutes, that is how I got dubbed “the Fairy Godmother Of Fashion”, she explains. “I’m also called “The Boob Whisperer” for the expert bra fittings that I do. Your boobs can either make you or break you. If they look good, you look good and feel good, sexy, young, (even if you’re old) thin, (even if you’re heavy), and your clothes fit well.” Danese is committed to helping every man or woman find their perfect fit, in addition women can get a free bra fitting. Clients need to set an appointment with her shop, and with zero obligations to purchase bras from her. “Most women just don’t know what a bra is supposed to do, how a bra is supposed to fit, how a bra has been designed, or what bra size is right for them. Industry estimates are that anywhere from 70 to 80 perfect of women are wearing the wrong size bra, although in my opinion, informed by more than 47

years of experience, it’s more like 90 percent. And there’s been no reliable source for women to go to and find out the truth about bras, bra measuring and bra sizing, until now.” If clients are not in the market for custom designing, you will find original Danese Creations designs, ready-to-wear one of a kind bridal gowns, mother of the bride or groom gowns, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, skirts, blouses, and more. Danese Creations prides themselves on being able to make custom garments from a picture or a drawing or an idea and she can do this all without requiring the client to be local. Above all, Danese has one goal for her shop “To do the impossible to get to solve all the sewing problems that come my way. My motto that I got from my Father Giacomo Danese is “Nothing is Impossible, Difficult but not Impossible”, she explains. “We never say no, it’s always yes we can, just say when!”

Contact Danese Creations at 602.955.1313 or www.danesecreations.com, 3902 E Indian School Rd #3, Phoenix, AZ 85018


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POWERHOUSE WOMEN 2019 Held at The Clayton House, this event brought together women to connect and collaborate

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Natalie Grancharov Camacho returns to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships for the ninth year BY BRITTANY MARONEY / PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

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Perched atop of Saint, her gorgeous Champagne paint pony, Natalie Grancharov Camacho is a sight to behold. With just the right balance of grace and experience, she flies across the grassy field, mallet in hand, flanked by her fellow equestrians. At the sound of a thump, the small, hard ball soars to her left. And the chase is on. Unlike many of her fellow players, Grancharov wasn’t born into the world of polo. As a child growing up in California, she filled her shelves with horse figurines and her bed with stuffed ponies. It was this small child’s dream to ride horses – not as a princess, but as an athlete. Brought up far away from the countryside, it wasn’t until she attended University of California, Davis that she actually lived out this dream. There, she was introduced to the local polo club and had her first experience with the sport. “The incredible thing about your first time playing polo is that almost everyone describes it with the same awe and satisfaction,” Grancharov says. “It’s like we all share the same experience. There’s a magic to being on a horse, soaring across the field, and that feeling as you make contact with the ball for the first time. I can only describe it as a moment of true bliss and happiness. And then you want more. You want to play more, practice more.” After that day, Grancharov would go on to become quite the equestrian, not only joining the local polo club but also delving into the world of hunter jumping and equitation. Polo would later introduce Grancharov to her husband and a move to Scottsdale would precede her welcome into the prestigious Arizona Polo Club. In both instances, it was love at first sight. “Here in Scottsdale, polo has truly made a family for me,” Grancharov says. “My husband is a fifth-generation polo player from Colombia and we met on the polo field, just like his parents did. Now we have eight horses together, and we play almost every weekend with family and friends. It’s our shared hobby and a way to enjoy time with the people we love.” These bouts rarely become truly competitive. Normally, the friendly matches end in relaxing backyard barbecues, but that changes during one very special weekend each year. The Ninth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships (also

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known as The Polo Party), taking place Nov. 2 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, will mark Grancharov’s ninth year competing alongside her polo team and numerous polo all-stars, including world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras and Melissa Ganzi, the owner of the Aspen Valley Polo Team and Grand Champions Polo Club. This year’s featured match brings the reigning champions, the Aspen Valley Polo Team, back to the desert to take on the Royal County Berkshire Polo Club, which is making its first appearance in Arizona (and whose first member was Prince Charles). There will also be the first-ever charity match featuring Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Arizona Equine Rescue Organization. Plus, there will be a military match-up between the Airforce and Marines, and the Centtrip Wales Polo Team will take on Grancharov’s team, the Arizona Polo Club. Of course, the action-packed event will

also feature fan-favorite activities like The Canine Couture Dog Fashion Show, The World’s “Longest” Catwalk Fashion Show presented by Phoenix Fashion Week, a preview of the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, and halftime performances by the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. And no event would be complete without some incredible musical productions. Performances will include the Phoenix Symphony’s top oboe player; a “hip-hopera” performed by hip-hop artist Ali Tomineek and the Phoenix Opera; an acoustic guitar showcase in the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge; and new songs from Americano!, Arizona’s most intriguing new musical debuting in 2020. It’s an event like none other and Grancharov has been instrumental in its growth for close to a decade. “Natalie has become the First Lady of Arizona Polo through a passion for the


sport and a desire to see the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships become the extraordinarily special event it is,” says Jason Rose, co-founder of The Polo Party. “Because of her contacts and creativity, Natalie has helped bring gender equality and diversity to the Scottsdale Polo Party in a way that few, if any, major polo events can match. Simply put, we would not be where we are without her.”

A Sport for Everyone

For Grancharov, polo is truly about fair matches and an even playing field. This is more than a passion to her; it is what makes the sport truly unique. “Polo is one of the few sports where men and women play alongside each other and are evenly matched. We are even graded on the same handicap,” Grancharov says. “No other sport compares, and I think there is a beauty and a trueness in that fact.” Even in the face of stereotypes, Grancharov is a fierce defender of polo, insisting that the family-friendly sport has the potential to bring people from all backgrounds together. “I understand that polo is always going to have a stigma of Champagne and caviar,” Grancharov says. “But the real truth of the matter is it’s just plain fun; there is a draw to it. To some it’s about the fancy dresses and big hats, but the other part is just normal people relaxing after a match, enjoying one another’s company and barbecuing. We are not royalty – we’re just a group of family and friends spending time together.” Grancharov is not shy about her excitement to return to The Polo Party. In fact, one of her favorite reasons to go is that she gets to talk directly to polo novices and share her love for the sport. A small goal of hers? To inspire other women of any age to join the ranks. “It’s an amazing thing to see first-timers fall in love with polo,” Grancharov says. “And it is so much fun to chat with spectators along the sideline. I always like to remind everyone that polo is a sport for any age, any gender and all backgrounds. We can all share the joy and adrenaline that a match can bring. And let’s face it, there is nothing greater than spending your day on a horse.” To learn more about the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships and purchase tickets, visit www.thepoloparty.com.

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Come fall, all things style take center stage with fashion week extravaganzas popping up across the world and right in our own backyard. In honor of those who create, we’re spotlighting local designers on a mission to challenge the status quo through their wearable art. From women’s and men’s accessories and shoes to jewelry and garments, get to know the visionaries behind five Valley brands.

BY CHELSEA YOUNG AND GABBY LEIGHTON / PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

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JENNIFER PAIGE BOONLORN SOUL CARRIER Tell us about Soul Carrier. Soul Carrier is a fashion accessories company with a goal of bringing beautiful objects to life. We want you to follow your soul and to be authentic as you carry our products. Describe your brand in three words. Soulful, graceful and sophisticated. What is the inspiration behind it? A love of creating, designing, and wanting to put products out into the world that could spark conversations around alignment, authenticity, and having a true north. How did you get into design? I graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City, then spent time at Oscar de la Renta and Women’s Wear Daily and designed products for Henri Bendel before doing an art project for Barneys that sparked the idea for Soul Carrier. What designer do you look up to the most? The team of creatives behind Alice + Olivia and Chloe. And I have mad respect for Jolie Andreatta – she was the costume designer behind the TV show Suits. The cast’s wardrobe was on point! What’s been your greatest achievement? In college, I lost both my parents in a tire blow accident. And then I lost a best friend to suicide. Learning how to walk through the fire and find the tenacity to thrive again is my greatest achievement. Your greatest challenge? My greatest challenge is learning to say “no” so that I can say “yes” to the projects, people and goals that truly matter to me. Putting the ideologies of essentialism into practice is something I must work on every day. What advice would you give to an aspiring designer? Start! You will modify and tweak your business so many times. It’s better to edit along the way versus being a perfectionist and never starting. Listen to podcasts and read – there is so much free mentorship out there! Find products online at www.soulcarrier.com and at luxury resorts in the Valley, including The Phoenician, Mountain Shadows and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

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BART WALKER JACK GRACE USA Tell us about Jack Grace. Jack Grace was developed to support an invention I created on my kitchen table with my wife’s kitchen shears and a handful of old golf shoes. I wanted to create a premium golf shoe that allows people to express their individual styles in a fun way never before seen on the golf course. Golf shoes are often boring; our interchangeable saddles allow you to coordinate your shoes to your outfit so that your shoes are continually customizable. Describe your brand in three words. Innovative, premium and fun. What is the inspiration behind it? Inspiration for the name Jack Grace came from my son, Jack, and daughter, Grace. Our latest addition, baby Henry (born December 2018) showed up a little late. We’ll have to find a way to make it right down the road. How did you get into design? I don’t have any formal design training, but I’ve always loved shoes. As a kid, when I’d get a new pair I’d place them on my dresser and study them as I laid in bed. I suppose that fascination and attention to detail has served me well in this new endeavor. What designer do you look up to the most? Easy, the greatest of all time … Ralph Lauren. What’s been your greatest achievement? Aside from being a father to my kids, I’d say having so many happy customers. It’s pretty neat to have high-profile organizations like the PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Enterprises, and some professional sports teams as customers. Not long ago, I was a banker with a crazy idea to chop up old shoes on our kitchen table. To have this level of acceptance this soon is pretty awesome. Your greatest challenge? Managing my high expectations and patience in general. What advice would you give to an aspiring designer? Be decisive even if it means that sometimes you’ll be wrong. Find products online at www.jackgraceusa. com and select golf retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

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JADE MCCLENDON STUDIO BB DESIGNS Tell us about Studio BB Designs. We are a mother-and-daughter duo that has turned our passion for jewelry, creativity and connecting with women into a business. We absolutely love what we do and feel like that shines through in our pieces. Our glass art starts with a single rod of glass and is melted freehand into one-of-a-kind wearable jewelry. Describe your brand in three words. Handmade, legacy and unique. What is the inspiration behind it? Our brand was born from two of our biggest passions: The desire to create incredible, one-of-a-kind artistic pieces and our love for seeing women feel beautiful. Once we began to see our pieces showcased on their arms, marrying our art and connecting with these women was such a special thing. How did you get into design? I have always loved jewelry, stringing beads and creating. We heard about a glass (lampwork) bead-making class and have been hooked ever since. We love that the ideas are endless; being able to escape into a creative outlet is such a gift. What designer do you look up to the most? My mother. She has incredible style and knows exactly who she is. What’s been your greatest achievement? There have been so many rewarding milestones along the way. However, if I’m honest, it’s the loyal fan base that we have established. That’s what challenges us to create new pieces, constantly evolve with our designs, and grow as artists. Our art resonates with so many women across generations. Your greatest challenge? Like any working mom, the biggest challenge is finding a healthy balance between creating in the studio and family. What advice would you give to an aspiring designer? Love what you do. If you can’t stop thinking about it, do it! Find a way and don’t look back! Find products online at www. studiobbdesigns.com.

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AMBER ANDERSON FLOWER POWER CLOTHING Tell us about Flower Power Clothing. Flower Power is all about modern vintage apparel for the dreamers. We want to encourage people to live and love a little bit more. If we all do that, we can make the world a better place. Describe your brand in three words. Fun, chic and vintage. What is the inspiration behind it? I love music and movies – especially those from the ’60s and ’70s – and that’s where I draw most of my inspiration. The brand was inspired by the Flower Power movement. I wanted to take a modern approach and empower people to live and love a little bit more. How did you get into design?  I’ve always had a passion for fashion. My grandma had a passion for it, and I think that influenced me. When I was young, she tried teaching me how to sew, but at the time, I didn’t really have an interest or appreciation for it. I eventually started designing when I ran an online boutique. I was very picky and didn’t really like my options, so I started looking into designing my own clothes. What designer do you look up to the most? Ralph Lauren inspires me the most. His career journey and creative process have really helped shape my vision for this brand.   What’s been your greatest achievement? I had the honor to dress Natasha Castles of Live 101.5 for her TEDx Talk. Your greatest challenge? Being self-taught. I didn’t have someone there to tell me what I was doing right or wrong. My biggest design obstacle was trying to get the perfect fit. It was a very long trial-and-error process!   What advice would you give to an aspiring designer? Work hard and never give up.   Find products online at www. loveflowerpower.com and at Phoenix Fashion Week this month.

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SEBASTIAN SANDERSIUS EZRA ARTHUR Tell us about Ezra Arthur. Ezra Arthur is owned by myself and my three brothers, honoring our grandfather’s name by crafting lifestyle accessories worthy of everything he stood for. By sourcing only the finest American materials – such as the highest quality leathers – and handcrafting each item, we hope to restore value in goods designed for life. Describe your brand in three words. Heirloom, quality and Americana. What is the inspiration behind it? We sought to combine modern engineering with century-old practices to handcraft dependable keepsakes that look great and last a long time. At the height of the economic downturn, skilled trades and first-rate manufacturing methods were abandoned. We wanted to save this crucial component of American manufacturing by building our own facility in the heart of Phoenix’s waning warehouse district. How did you get into design? I got into design toward the end of 2010. I was finishing my Ph.D. in physics, and I became very interested in design while I was on a trip to Brussels. I had been to most European capitals, but there was something about Brussels that inspired me to get into design. I really appreciated the fashion and culture of the city. What designer do you look up to the most? I have always admired the work of Hugo Boss. What’s been your greatest achievement? Knowing that I haven’t yet achieved my greatest achievement.    Your greatest challenge? Finding great people to work with.      What advice would you give to an aspiring designer? Study mathematics. You will be more powerful if you can speak both the languages of engineering and design. Find products online at www.ezraarthur. com and at select stores worldwide.

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TOP MEDSPAS 2019


SCOTTSDALE’S TOP MEDSPAS 2019

ANAchieve EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER Better, Healthier, Younger Looking Skin at Beautify Spa Beautify Spa stands out from the dozens of Med Spas in Scottsdale. Accessible and central to all parts of the Valley, clients can expect superior customer service in a luxurious Med Spa created by Mary Freel Interior Design. Clients call Beautify Spa “Scottsdale’s best kept secret.” With nearly 6,000 5-star reviews, it is easy to see why Beautify Spa is one of the premier Med Spas in America. “New clients read our amazing reviews, so the bar is set quite high and we strive to attain results with every single client,” says owner John Murphy. The Beautify Spa Team is comprised of the finest skin care experts in the Valley, all having one thing in common: each team member possesses an intense passion to help their clients achieve healthier, more youthful looking skin. “We call it the Beautify process,” John says. “When our clients look younger, they feel better about themselves.” “Because our focus is 100% on skin care, we can achieve better overall results for our clients,” John explains. Coupled with the most skilled skin care experts in the Valley, the Spa also uses superior treatment products and breakthrough technology to give clients a natural, glowing look that cannot be achieved anywhere else. “I could not do this without my super talented Spa Team! We have tens of thousands of clients as a result of 8 years in business,” says John. “People see and feel our passion and

respond; they tend to stay long-term clients and tell their friends about us.” It is true that our skin responds better to natural ingredients, since what we apply topically goes straight to our lymphatic system. The Beautify® Natural Skin Care Products are pure, natural, and designed to help clients protect their skin while achieving a youthful, healthy look. Beautify® Skin Care Products infuse the finest antioxidants and superpeptides known, and includes Astaxanthin, which is 6,000 times more powerful than vitamin C. With no harmful ingredients, Beautify® Skin Care is superior to other skin care lines. They now offer Beautify Instant Teeth Whitening. The #1 thing you can do to instantly look 5-10 years younger is whiten your teeth! 4 to 8 shades lighter—with 1 treatment—in about an hour with virtually no teeth sensitivity during or after. Beautify Spa is known for its incredible value without pressure. There is no need to wait for a sale to join Beautify Botox Club, which gives clients Botox for only $99 a month. Get up to 50 units of Botox or Xeomin 3 times a year, plus receive substantial discounts on Fillers and over $1,200 in Free Med Spa products and treatments. Come Relax, Recharge and Beautify!   Contact Beautify Spa at 480.420.4721 or WorldsBestSkinCare. com. 8180 North Hayden Road, Suite #D-200, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.


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NEW TRENDS WITH STUNNING RESULTS Glo Medspa delivers natural beauty with exceptional service In the competitive business of aesthetics, Glo Medspa stays ahead of the curve when it comes to advanced injections, body contouring, and all aspects of aesthetics. The practice is constantly evolving, guaranteeing this med spa and its services are never stagnant. “I love making people look naturally beautiful. At Glo Medspa, we believe in a natural appearance which most people are searching for when they get any type of aesthetic injections or treatments performed,” says owner Charles Small, BSN, RN. Charles and his staff go to great lengths to ensure clients are provided with exceptional care. He spends time getting to know each of his clients, listening to what they have to say, before recommending treatment options. “We try to keep our prices reasonable so that everyone can afford to look great,” Charles says. Glo Medspa does not believe in upselling or pushing treatments that a client does not need or want. There is no sales team and the staff does not work on sales commissions. “I always try and put myself in the other person’s shoes and get them the most bang for their buck. Time after time, people always thank us for being so honest.” Clients of Glo Medspa have a large variety of options to choose from, including injectables like Botox and Juvederm Ultra; cosmetic and body services such as microneedling, ultrashape body contouring, dermaplaning, facials, and so much

more; peels and facelifts to achieve a youthful glow; and B12 shots, among other wellness offerings. By providing the highest quality client care and services, along with affordable prices, it is no wonder Glo Medspa has a 5-star rating on Yelp. The med spa has been ranked Top Ten from Ranking Arizona 2019 and earned Best Business of 2019 from ThreeBest Rated. With continuing education on up-andcoming treatments and the newest technology, Glo Medspa remains ahead of the competition. In 2020, Glo Medspa will be expanding to a larger facility in order to accommodate a greater number of clients. The new location will also include a procedure room for small surgeries. Charles and his staff are highly skilled and trained in advanced techniques of Botox and Juvederm. Both Charles and nurse injector, Laina, possess backgrounds in critical care nursing. Charles has an eye for up-and-coming trends and uses that to his advantage, being the first to introduce new ideas to the Valley. One such trend Glo Medspa incorporates is a brand new device called Trusculpt ID. It is hands down amazing for killing fat and tightening the skin at the same time. The best part is, Trusculpt ID is only 1 treatment that is 15 minutes long and has permanent results. “I strongly believe this will be replacing old technology, such as Coolsculpting.” Contact Glo Medspa at 480.245.6881 or www.glomedspas.com. 6990 East Shea Boulevard, Suite #218, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.


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FEEL CONFIDENT THE NATURAL WAY At Desert Holistic Health, less is more natural For natural-looking results, Desert Holistic Health is the med spa to visit. “We promise to keep you looking great and like you,” says owner Megan Davies, MSN, FNP-BC. Clients can expect a personalized experience when they visit Desert Holistic Health. The med spa staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and above all cherishes each one of their clients. “I first spend time understanding my client’s goals and then take time to go over a plan so they can make an informed decision about what path they’d like to take. I want my clients to be happy and feel confident when they look in the mirror.” Megan says. Free consultations are offered to discuss fears a client may have about looking unnatural. It is no wonder that Desert Holistic Health has an excellent reputation for fixing subpar work from other med spas, and frequently receives referrals for more complicated cases. The staff is experienced with everything regarding injectables. In fact, Megan is one of the top injectors of Xeomin in Arizona, as well as is an expert in many advanced injection techniques and overall facial rejuvenation. She believes in going slow and adding more treatments down the road, if needed. For those who do not want to go under the knife but want to combat sagging skin, Desert Holistic Health offers non-surgical lifting and skin tightening services with Ultherapy. “Ultherapy is great because, unlike many other procedures where you have to keep coming back, this procedure requires only one treatment

and lasts 18 months,” Megan explains. Megan has worked in the Nursing field for over 15 years, and earned her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She is board certified in Family Practice. In 2017, Megan was nominated as a Realself Top Injector and, in 2018, won the Best of Arizona Business Award in the categories of Weight Loss, Hormone Replacement, and Cosmetic Treatments. Arizona Foothills magazine named Megan “Best Botox in the Valley” for 2019. Megan serves as Medical Director for several other medspas in the Valley. In addition, she offers monthly private training classes for both new and experienced injectors. Desert Holistic Health is honored to offer donated services to many charity events throughout the year, including charities for animals, children, and women’s empowerment. “I enjoy what I do because I’m able to help people look and feel their best. I have forged so many great relationships in the process. And I love learning about new techniques and trends,” Megan says. In addition to the amazing “before” and “after” photos, Desert Holistic Health holds a 5-star reputation. “I invite anyone who is interested to research our online reputation and follow us on social media to see our excellent results.” Contact Desert Holistic Health at 480.336.4195 or www. deserthh.com. 9188 East San Salvador Drive, Suite #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.


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PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR SKIN North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Clinic helps you look as good as you feel “We love to make people look as good as they feel! Connecting with patients is such an amazing part of our day-to-day,” says Briggette DeRienzo, owner of North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic. At North Scottsdale Laser & Skin, patients are considered family at this ‘Neighborhood Clinic.’ The staff strongly believes that patient comfort is extremely important, and assures that no one is a stranger. “When you walk into our Clinic, you can feel that everyone here loves what they do,” Briggette says. “We are excited to come to work to see our patients, and genuinely love hearing about their lives.” North Scottsdale Laser & Skin provides a wide range of services, including numerous body treatments, injectables, skin care, laser, laser hair removal, and laser vein removal, among other treatments. A favorite of the Clinic’s is the Total FX Treatment. “It’s the closest thing to instant gratification that you can get with lasers. It helps with texture, tone, and tightening all with one treatment!” Briggette says. Because our bodies are one-of-a-kind, so are the treatment plans at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin. “We set ourselves apart by giving honest advice, working with any budget, and developing a unique plan for each patient based on their personal goals,” Briggette explains. The staff at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin specializes in total wellness, with all laser technicians being certified.

Employees regularly attend vendor training for new procedural techniques and effectiveness of new skincare products. “Staff and suppliers are all on the same team to create ‘the best you’ for the patient.” It is no wonder the Clinic’s motto is: “The best investment is in yourself.” By combining professional expertise with the latest techniques, patients achieve amazing results. Medical Director, Dr. Jessica Anderson, and Dr. Sandra Olic are both recognized as Phoenix “Top Docs.” Dr. Ruiz is a national lecturer, and has appeared on television interviews showcasing the latest aesthetic techniques utilizing cosmetic fillers and non-invasive body contouring. The Clinic itself has earned The City Beat News Spectrum Award in Customer Satisfaction for the past 5 years. North Scottsdale Laser & Skin has been practicing impeccable customer service for over 12 years, and invite you to experience their superior ‘Patient Experience.’ “Since the beginning, we couldn’t be more proud of our reputation and our wonderful team!” Join the VIP Program to receive the best deals and exclusive member offers on products and services, including 2 free RX Facials each year. Contact North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic at 480.513.2888 or www.azlaserandskincare.com. 7605 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite #4, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.


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SAY HELLO TO HEALTHIER SKIN Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser delivers impeccable quality with lower prices Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser is well known in the beauty industry for being the busiest provider of aesthetic services. Specializing in high quality, non-invasive treatments like Botox, Juvederm, and laser treatments, the extraordinarily professional staff at this med spa provides clients with amazing-looking results. “We enjoy making people look beautiful or more handsome, younger, and healthier,” says Medical Aesthetics Director, Lisa Williams, ANP-C. With 3 locations—2 in Scottsdale and 1 in Chandler—Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser guarantees women and men a safe and clean environment, while delivering quality work with excellent outcomes. All with a lower price point than the average med spa in the area! Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser offers an extensive list of face and body services, all with minimal to no downtime. Services include treatments for age spots, spider veins, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, injections, and more. Also available is the hugely soughtafter non-invasive Plasma Pen skin tightening and rejuvenation treatment, and the new AquaGold Fine Touch that is aimed at stimulating collagen and elastin production. In addition, the med spa offers Coolsculpting to help clients get rid of stubborn fat areas. After a free consultation, the expert staff at Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser will create a unique treatment plan based on the wants and needs of each individual client. “We only want what is best for our clients. And we love giving them natural results,” Lisa says. Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser has been awarded the Black

Diamond certification from Allergan by demonstrating the highest level of patient care. In fact, the med spa is in the top 1% of med spas in the entire country. Lisa has frequently been featured on television and is known as one of the pioneers in the medical spa industry. Giving back to the community is something the practice is proud to do, and for many years has donated to numerous philanthropic events and charities, including a number of local schools. The entire staff at Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser is extremely experienced and educated, with a majority of them, including Lisa, being here over 15 years. The nurse practitioners and registered nurses all hold advanced degrees. And many of them have worked in hospital settings—like Banner Health and Mayo Clinic—prior to coming here. All of the laser technicians are certified and licensed by the state, with most pursuing a nursing degree. “Success is being booked every day, all day, which really shows our high level of commitment for providing the best services to our clients,” Lisa says. Cooltone, a brand new, state-of-the-art treatment is coming soon to Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser. It works to strengthen and firm the targeted muscles. The Cooltone toning device actually builds muscle while toning and tightening the body! Contact Ultra Smooth Skin & Laser at 480.991.3038 or www.ultrasmoothskin.com. 7477 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 or 18501 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.


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SAY GOODBYE TO FAT And hello to healthy at Arizona Aesthetics When exercise and diet alone are not shrinking those unshakeable love handles, Arizona Aesthetics is the Valley’s place to go for non-surgical body contouring treatments, one of which is Coolsculpting. Even post-pregnant women are finding this advanced technology an excellent way to tighten their bodies, with results being seen after only one treatment. During a one-on-one consultation, a highly skilled member of Arizona Aesthetics works with the client to provide a customized treatment plan. “We provide the absolute best service,” says owner Erik Borchardt, making it easy to understand why the med spa’s motto is to treat every client like they are family. This comes natural for Erik, since his family members are also clients of Arizona Aesthetics. Arizona Aesthetics differs from other med spas in that they are a specialized med spa, offering fewer treatment specialties. This niche allows the staff to be the absolute best at what they do. “We aren’t the biggest med spa, but we are more customized and we’re experts at what we do,” Erik says. The staff is not only passionate about their work, they are the best in the cosmetics field with each having a minimum of three to four years experience before coming to Arizona Aesthetics. In addition, Arizona Aesthetics is a Coolsculpting certified practice, and each technician has at least six years experience in Coolsculpting technology. All of the technicians at Arizona Aesthetics are highly trained and certified directly from

the Coolsculpting University. Arizona Aesthetics is a Club 1,000 member, an honor that is earned after having performed 1,000 Coolsculpting treatments. For the last four years, Arizona Aesthetics is proud to have donated services to be auctioned for Driving Out Domestic Violence. Arizona Aesthetics was one of the first to perform stem cell hair restoration, and has made it one of their specialties. Other cosmetic treatments with stem cells include facial rejuvenation and erectile dysfunction. The practice’s injection expert—Erik Wagner, FNP-BC—has advanced training for injectables that include PRP, Amnion, Stem Cell, and for the extremities: knees, shoulders, hips, and spine. Clients are assessed and treated on a individual basis, so they are guaranteed a personalized approach to target specific areas of their body. The staff at Arizona Aesthetics is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and energetic. “I’m passionate about making people feel better about themselves, and helping them feel better about their bodies.” Being a specialized med spa allows Arizona Aesthetics to offer all-around superior service to their clients. “I love getting up every day and coming to the office. I don’t view it as work. Interacting one-on-one with clients is my favorite part,” Erik says. Contact Arizona Aesthetics at 480.536.7640 or www.arizonaaesthetics.com. 7450 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite #258, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.


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THE ART OF AESTHETICS Moderne Medical delivers illuminating, natural-looking results “Our office takes pride in personalized service, a conservative treatment approach, natural results, and promoting graceful aging with the latest treatments available in non-surgical facial rejuvenation,” says owner Allison Woodworth, RN, MSN, FNP-C. The Moderne Medical team believes in quality results with professionalism and integrity. “It is very rewarding to build longterm, trusting relationships with my patients, and guide them on their aesthetic journey to provide beautiful, natural-looking results without surgery,” Allison says. Since opening its doors in 2016, Moderne Medical boasts a loyal patient following, in part, due to the friendliness, professionalism, and honesty of the staff. Here, patients are treated like family and love seeing the same provider each visit. Patients can expect to receive an individualized treatment plan with a conservative approach to ensure quality results without the fake, plastic look. “We take our time and never rush or pressure our patients. And we always deliver natural results.” In addition to classic treatments like Botox, Dysport, and facial fillers, exciting new treatments are available at Moderne Medical like Sculptra, PDO threads, microneedling with plateletrich plasma, and PlasmaPen Fibroblasting. These state-of-theart treatments focus on stimulation of a patient’s own collagen, resulting in long-lasting, natural-looking outcomes. All of the providers at Moderne Medical are experts at what they do, being certified in advanced facial aesthetic injectables.

The team believes in community over competition, and takes an active role in mentoring and training new injectors. With the spirit of giving back to the aesthetics community, Allison has been teaching medical professionals from around the country at the National Laser Institute since 2015. “I have always had an innate sense of artistry and have found a profession that combines my passion for both art and science in medical aesthetics!” she says. Moderne Medical holds a high standard for providing superior patient care, with a long list of awards to prove it. For the past two years, the med spa earned the People Love Us On Yelp Award. In 2019, the practice was named Best of Scottsdale Awards for Medical Office. Additionally, Moderne Medical has been ranked and reviewed as one of the top aesthetic injectable practices in the state, and holds 5-star reviews across all online platforms, including Google and Yelp. Olivia Danley, RN, BSN, joined the Moderne Medical team in 2018 as an advanced aesthetic nurse injector. Both she and Allison offer complimentary consultations to help get you started on your aesthetic journey. “Come see us if you would like to form a long-term relationship with an advanced aesthetic nurse injector to guide you safely on your aesthetic journey.” Contact Moderne Medical at 480.477.7726 or www.modernemedical.com. 14362 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Suite #1000, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


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PERFECTION YOU CAN TRUST Gorgeous, natural results from the team at Carlotti Cosmetic Surgery Carlotti Cosmetic Surgery believes in Beauty and Wellness Perfected and, at this state-of-the-art aesthetic center, patients will be treated with their overall health in mind. “Our job is to achieve your aesthetic goals safely. Then optimize your health to a level you never thought you could achieve. Age is simply a number,” says Dr. Michelle Carlotti, MD, DDS. People should only trust their faces, bodies, and truly their whole being to the most highly educated, experienced team. Nowhere else can you find 5 doctorates and over 50 years combined experience under one roof. Drs. Michelle and Albert Carlotti along with Chrystalyne Causey, PhD in endocrinology, nutrition expert will set a new, untouchable standard in the beauty and wellness industry. Our Director of Nursing, Kim Kaminer, RN has been in the operating room and a master injector for more than a decade. “While we don’t like to think about it, patients can have bad reactions to chemical peels, fillers, and other skincare products. Many medspas aren’t equipped to make proper diagnoses let alone deal with major problems that could arise,” Dr. Michelle explains. In Scottsdale for 18 years, Carlotti Cosmetic Surgery receives international recognition by obtaining unquestionably outstanding results. They admit their maxillofacial training gives them a distinct advantage with a keener eye to see the deeper facial anatomy and use of facial implants or bone movements simultaneously with cosmetic procedures to obtain unparalleled results. Their

revolutionary 4-Dimensional Facelifts consistently seem to shave 10-15 years off folks. The Doctors Carlotti and team have treated over 30,000 clients in the Scottsdale office alone with unparalleled results. “Our patients are like extended family. They trust us with their faces, their bodies, their children, their goals and that is not something we take lightly,” Dr. Albert shares. Dr. Michelle serves on the National Advisory Committees for several major skin care lines, including Revision. In fact, Dr. Michelle has been on the forefront of the filler market since its beginning. She was part of the original Juvederm Evaluation Trial before it came to market. Dr. Michelle and Nurse Kim deliver beautiful, natural results as Master Injectors and access to all of the leading products in the industry. Dr. Causey has been performing aesthetic and wellness procedures on her own but is thrilled to be joining as the icing of the Super Team of North Scottsdale. “Success, to us, is meeting and exceeding peoples’ expectations again and again, and having the type of practice that we add to ‘the family’ with each person and family we treat. We so enjoy our patients. We attribute our immense success with the fortune of getting to treat so many kind, loyal, amazing, happy patients.” Contact Carlotti Cosmetic Surgery at 480.947.7700 or www.CarlottiCosmeticSurgery.com. 9377 East Bell Road, Suite #255, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. New state of the art center opening January 2020 at 19120 Pima Road, Scottsdale.


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BEAUTY THAT’S PERSONALIZED Dr. Daiza makes everyone feel welcomed at Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale is one of the few medspas in the Valley where a plastic surgeon performs all treatments, not just surgical procedures. This boutique-style office setting promotes a luxurious and relaxing environment with the goal of surpassing patient expectations. “We are committed to changing peoples’ lives so that they can look as good as they feel,” says founder Dr. Sumer Daiza, MD. Dr. Daiza focuses on obtaining natural results for her patients. As a certified plastic surgeon, she performs all injections herself. “I focus on enhancing one’s natural, unique beauty and use one’s own features to create a more youthful, refreshed appearance.” At Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale, patients can expect personalized service from the moment they walk through the door. Dr. Daiza meets one-on-one with each patient and together they come up with a treatment plan. All follow-up visits and treatments are performed by her as well to ensure optimal results. “The patient and I work as a team. I make sure the patient is comfortable with the plan and often we take things slowly and in stages.” “I enjoy spending a lot of time with each patient. This is not a factory where we churn out quick results. Often patients come to me worried or scared because they don’t know what these treatments will ultimately look like. I take the time to educate them and answer their questions. By the time they leave my office,

they’re comfortable and excited for their new, natural look.” Dr. Daiza is the only double board certified female plastic surgeon in the Valley with cosmetic fellowship training. It is no surprise that Phoenix Magazine has named Dr. Daiza as a TOP DOCTOR for over 10 years. Services at Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale include routine injectables, facial rejuvenation fillers, vaginal rejuvenation, and all aspects of cosmetic surgery, including Mommy Makeovers and revision surgeries. The boutique-style medspa also offers a range of industry-leading skincare products, each uniquely designed to address a variety of skin concerns. Dr. Daiza meets with each patient for a customized skin care treatment plan as well. “The key to our success is that we love what we do here. This reflects in the many happy patients we care for and achieve results for,” Dr. Daiza explains. “We treat every patient the way we would want to be treated.” Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale offers the expertise of a certified plastic surgeon to fine-tune features for a perfectly natural, younger look. “It is an honor that patients trust me to make changes to their faces and bodies, and that is a privilege I take to heart,” Dr. Daiza says. Contact Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale at 480.585.0011 or www.plasticsurgerycenterscottsdale.com. 18325 North Allied Way, Suite #110, Phoenix, AZ 85054.


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INNOVATION MEETS LUXURY NHL offers the best in skincare and hair NHL, formerly National Hair Loss, is a luxurious medspa that offers a one-stop-shop for a holistic approach to treating hair loss and skin. In fact, NHL is a top medspa for skincare and hair in the southwest, with office locations both in Scottsdale and Beverly Hills, CA. All services are performed in the office by top experts; never referred out. “Helping women and men feel better about themselves from the outside in is our number one priority,” says NHL founder Carly Klein. People travel to the Valley from all over the country, and world, to be seen at NHL. And it is no wonder. With a discreet office setting and private waiting area, clients enjoy concierge service from the moment they walk through the door. Social media influencers and celebrities like Johnjay Van Es, Heidi Powell, and Letitia Frye are loyal clients of NHL. Individualized care plans are based on a comprehensive evaluation and taking the time to truly listen to the client. By educating the client and providing honest answers to their questions is why most of NHL’s business is referral based. The knowledgeable and friendly staff are seasoned professionals, all having a minimum of 10 years experience in their respective fields. Licensed skin aesthetician and certified laser technician, Brandie Barclay, has over 20 years experience in aesthetics. Dianna Nielsen is a hair replacement specialist and certified trichologist with over 10 years experience in

creating customized hair replacement solutions with naturallooking results. NHL’s Medical Director, Dr. Shah, is the in-office doctor and is also contracted with multiple hospitals. As a leading expert in the field of hair loss, Carly travels all over the world educating other professionals about new technologies and advancements in hair restoration. She speaks at educational seminars on how to treat hair to prevent hair loss as well as what to do when experiencing it. Some of the newest services that NHL offers includes salon services for men and women, luxury anti-aging facials, and physician-grade aesthetic products. A favorite and highly effective tool in smoothing and tightening skin is the new Plasma Pen, available only in few offices in the southwest. The High-Performance Lift with Plasma Pen, a non-invasive skin tightening method that targets a wide variety of skin conditions that have traditionally been treated with fillers or surgery. Add back lost volume and boost collagen to create a natural, lifted look that resurfaces and regenerates any area of the skin. “Our skin and hair are who we are, and contributes to our self-esteem. At NHL, we are dedicated to helping you look and feel your best,” Carly says. Complimentary Consultations. Contact NHL at 602-283-2355 or www.nationalhairlossassoc.com. New Scottsdale Quarter Location, 15169 North Scottsdale Road, Suite #C3-340, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.


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BEAUTY IS THEIR PASSION The Hills Salon & Spa offers the newest treatments in the Valley Whether you want to redefine your look, make adjustments to physical distractions, or stay ahead of aging while retaining your natural features, look no further than The Hills Salon & Spa. “I do not believe success is an end point, but rather a lifelong journey to be the next better version of one’s self or business model,” says founder of The Hills Salon & Spa, April Martinez, of their mission on both the client side as well as internally. Talented and highly educated, the top-notch professionals of The Hills Salon & Spa offer a Beauty Advising Program that provides clients guidance to achieve their next level beauty goals specific to their needs and budget. Services include a full hair and nail salon, injectables, peels, PRP, skin tightening, hair removal, body contouring, IV hydration, lip plumping, and more. “I enjoy assisting clients through a transformation process that gives them the confidence they were missing,” April says. April has gathered a passionate, fun team, all with the desire to be the best at what they love to do, which is help people achieve their best, natural look. To give back to the community, The Hills Salon donates hair services monthly to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “I work with my friends, and I love it! As an owner, I try to create a family environment and give each employee freedom to pursue their passion within the organization. We are a group of highly motivated beauty professionals constantly exploring our industry, adapting as well as pioneering

the latest treatments and technologies available.” When April and her team hear of a new technology or treatment, they dive in to learn all they can. “If it’s right for us, then we become experts on the ins and outs of the new device or product. Once we are confident with our ability to deliver amazing results, we then offer these latest revolutionary technologies to our clients.” Body Revive is one of the hottest and newest treatments that The Hills Salon & Spa is proud to be the only med spa in the state to offer. Body Revive is generations ahead of Coolsculpting. It uses the advanced technology of heat sculpting to drain fat and shrink and tighten loose skin, producing immediate and dramatic results—2-6 inches of loss per treatment! Clients are able to treat full-body or specific areas. Coming soon is another new minimally invasive treatment to safely and effectively lift the skin called Thread Lifting. This ground breaking new treatment option is a middle ground between fillers and surgery, and represents a dramatic advancement in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. The Hills Salon & Spa has plans for new locations coming soon. Stay up-to-date on new specials and seasonal offerings by linking to their social media. Contact The Hills Salon & Spa at 480.585.3787 or www.thehillssalonspa.com. 8912 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.


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FULL-SERVICE BEAUTY At Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, impeccable standards are key The Medspa at the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery is an extension of Dr. Robert Cohen’s world-class aesthetic plastic surgery center, which means that everything is held to the highest standard with regards to safety, natural results, and luxury service. Each comprehensive treatment plan is crafted to fit the specific needs and budget of each unique patient. To achieve this outcome, our expert staff spend a tremendous amount of time listening to each patient’s concerns and then providing extensive medical education during the initial consult, so every patient understands the best options for both their short and long term aesthetic goals. The Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery is a full-service aesthetic plastic surgery practice and medical spa with some of the most experienced providers the region has to offer. The practice offers a complete range of options from non-invasive treatments to full surgical procedures. Regardless of what your concerns are, our expert staff will be able to formulate the best possible treatment plan to suit your needs. We are committed to providing the safest, and most cutting-edge treatments to our patients and our philosophy is to make each individual look and feel as good as they possibly can, while maintaining a natural and balanced appearance. With over 16 years as one of the premier plastic surgery practices in the Valley, this team of professionals has been personally selected by Dr. Cohen based on excellence in their

respective fields. Dr. Cohen and Dr. Sigalove have achieved some of the highest accolades possible in plastic surgery, and both surgeons routinely teach their techniques at conferences around the world as well as in multiple book chapters and journal articles. MK Maloney, RN, CANS, and Meagan Reguera, RN, BSN, CANS bring a combined 30 years experience as elite, nationally recognized nurse injectors and have won multiple awards such as “2018 Top 100 Injectors in America”. Coolsculpting Director, Kelly Stockdale, MA, works with patients at length to ensure safe, customized body contouring results. Marie Rosepink, a licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician, specializes in achieving refined results with dermaplaning, laser hair removal as well as multiple other skincare treatments. Marie’s work has become well known by her 100,000 Instagram followers, who eagerly watch her demonstrate the latest advances in skincare. Creating and maintaining beauty is an art form, but it is just as much a field of science. Our staff’s deep knowledge of the science behind aesthetic products and treatment options allows us to assess your specific aesthetic needs, formulate and educate you on a detailed and customized plan, and achieve results that will leave you feeling refreshed, natural, and looking like the best version of yourself possible! Contact Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery at 480.423.1973 or www.ScottsdaleCenterForPlasticSurgery.com. 5410 North Scottsdale Road, Suite #A-500, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.


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

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The azcentral Wine & Food Experience is a two-day food frenzy crafted to satiate any appetite. On Nov. 2 and 3 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, attendees will experience the local culinary scene through food and drink samples from more than 30 Valley restaurants. In addition, there will be cooking demonstrations and meet and greets with chefs and celebrity talent like the star of Netflix’s Queer Eye Antoni Porowski (Sunday; $180 additional) and former WWE wrestlers and new Napa Valley wine growers The Bella Twins (Saturday; $140 additional). The VIP Grand Tasting experience will include all of the perks of the Grand Tasting – such as unlimited samples of food, wine and craft beer as well as chef and sommelier demos – plus access to the VIP lounge and early entry to the event (at noon) for first dibs on all of the good eats. 1-4 p.m. Grand Tasting, $50; VIP, $120. www.wineandfood.azcentral.com. So Scottsdale! October ‘19

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BY CHELSEA YOUNG

MORNING MUSINGS

SPORTY SUDS

In celebration of the 100th year of the NFL, known as The Fantennial, Four Peaks Brewing has released a brand-new, limited-run beer: Red Bird Lager. As the brewery’s first collaboration with the Arizona Cardinals, the beer is, of course, inspired by the Cardinals’ fanbase – the Red Sea. The amber lager is available in aluminum bottles at Four Peaks pubs, State Farm Stadium, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Lone Butte Casino, and Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino as well as select grocery stores including Safeway, Fry’s, BevMo!, and Total Wine & More. It’s available for a limited time during football season until it runs out, and it will be available again next year in late August. Drink up, Red Sea!

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Scottsdale Waterfront’s newest tenant hails from Tucson. In fact, Prep & Pastry has long been considered Tucson’s best-kept secret for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Opened last month, Prep & Pastry serves up artisan food, craft cocktails, 15 house-steeped teas, and organic fair-trade coffee inside an expansive indoor-outdoor space that wraps around the

ground floor of the Broadstone Waterfront. Led by Nathen Ares, who sharpened his skills working for Fox Restaurant Concepts and RA Sushi, the Scottsdale location is his first foray into the Valley. Food selections include housemade jams, house-baked pastries, cast iron duck confit, a variety of Benedicts and French toast,

gourmet breakfast sandwiches, and plenty of plant-based options. An expanded weekend brunch menu includes breakfast poutine and fried chicken with French toast. Build-your-own mimosas (try the rose petal cordial) and a house bloody Mary with a beer back round out the menu. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.prepandpastry.com.

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Italian eatery Tomaso’s When in Rome recently got a refresh, making its new debut as Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen. A modern-casual rendition of Italian mainstay Tomaso’s, the restaurant serves approachable regional Italian cuisine that includes tried-and-true Tomaso’s dishes as well as new contemporary flavors. The eatery focuses on handcrafted pasta made daily, Italian wines, and classic Italian cocktails. In true laid-back Italian fashion, there is a daily all-day happy hour in the bar area. Located at Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale roads. Open Monday through Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. www.tomasositaliankitchen.com.


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GET CREATIVE EXPLORATIONS IN ART

Tucked into Mountain Shadows is an artistic experience, where The Gallery at Mountain Shadows hosts exhibits by artists with ties to Arizona. Last month, the gallery unveiled Desert Tropic, with works by local artists Merrill Mahaffey and Genevieve Reckling that juxtapose two landscapes: the desert and the tropics. Mahaffey’s large-scale paintings feature earthy pigments and sweeping vantage points, while Reckling focuses in on tropical, jewel-toned flora. The contrasting environs invite the viewer to explore colors, textures, perspective, and each artist’s observations of these diverse landscapes. Desert Tropic is on display and open to the public and resort guests through Oct. 27. www.mountainshadows.com.

The Hermosa Inn’s Mimosa & Monet series picks back up this month on Oct. 12, giving art lovers and artists of all skill levels the chance to try their hand at painting under the direction of the resort’s artist-in-residence, Carrie Curran. Running through May, this season’s art series focuses on the impressionist masters, inspired by Curran’s travels to France. The Oct. 12 class will focus on painting Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and each ticket includes all supplies, pastries, coffee and one mimosa (additional are available for purchase). Register online or by calling 602.955.8614. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $85. www.hermosainn.com.

SAY CHEERS

Mastro’s celebrates a milestone this year – the original Mastro’s Steakhouse opened 20 years ago in North Scottsdale followed by City Hall and Ocean Club. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Mastro’s Restaurants has debuted an exclusive 20-year anniversary Champagne. Beyond the bubbly, Mastro’s now serves another exclusive, Chocolate Oak single-barrel bourbon, in collaboration with Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Try it in a flight, which will be offered this month. The Champagne and bourbon are served at all three Scottsdale Mastro’s locations. www. mastrosrestaurants.com.

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TASTING TABLE

Zuzu is back from its summer renovation with an updated space and menu, plus culinary amusements to whet your appetite. Of particular note is the return of the Monday Night Chef’s Table, where each month, wines or spirits will be paired with a special four-course menu. This month, enjoy conversation with executive chef Russell LaCasce and wine pairings from Cakebread Cellars on Oct. 14. Planning ahead? Other upcoming dates are Nov. 18 (Groth Vineyards & Winery) and Dec. 9 (a Champagne dinner). $75++ per person. Reservations required; call 480.376.2600. www.hotelvalleyho.com.


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GREAT UPCOMING EVENTS BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

Four Peaks Oktoberfest Oct. 11-13, Tempe Town Lake The 47th year of this Bavarian-style festival is best enjoyed with a cold beer in hand. The annual three-day Oktoberfest celebration will feature carnival rides, a VIP experience, live music, soccer and kickball tournaments, and, of course, plenty of brats and brews. As a fundraiser, Oktoberfest benefits Tempe Sister Cities, an internationally recognized nonprofit. Proceeds will be used to send Tempe high school students to 10 of Tempe’s sister cities. Times vary. General admission, free; VIP, $69; food and beverages are an additional cost. www.fourpeaksoktoberfest.com. The Orient MASKer Aide Ball Oct. 12, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Each year, Mothers Awareness on School-Aged Kids (MASK) hosts the elegant MASKer Aide Ball. From the food to the decor, guests are transported to an entirely different time and place, and this year’s theme of the Orient promises to do just that. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception to start, followed by dinner, auctions, entertainment and dancing. The fun will continue at the event’s after-party, which will take place at the resort’s Plaza Bar. Funds raised will support MASK and its mission to empower children to make safe, healthy choices. 6-11 p.m. $250. www.maskmatters.org. Arizona Taco Festival Oct. 12-13, WestWorld of Scottsdale The folks behind the nation’s first taco festival have expanded the event to commemorate its 10th year. Festivalgoers can enjoy all things taco culture on a larger scale than ever before, with more than 50 taco vendors, more entertainment, more contests, and more fun. In addition to returning festival favorites like the chihuahua beauty pageant, new attractions – like lucha libre arena wrestlers and a tequila expo with more than 100 tequilas – will make their debut. The VIP Cantina experience includes an exclusive menu, a private bar, and $35 worth of food credit. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. General admission, $10-15; VIP, $150; weekend passes are additional. Food and beverages are an additional cost. www.aztacofestival.com. Buckles & Bangles Oct. 25, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Celebrate UMOM’s work in the community at this Wild West-themed evening, which will include a cowboy-chic cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and auctions. All proceeds will support the organization as they provide shelter for families, single women and youth battling homelessness. There will also be an after-party featuring mixologist and owner of Phoenix hot spot Sidebar starting at 9:30 p.m. Cocktail reception, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. $325. www.umom.org. Night of Hope Gala Oct. 26, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels invites you to its seventh annual Night of Hope Gala, themed “Fight Like A Kid.” The event will support the organization’s mission to help bring comfort and dignity to childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. This special and elegant evening will feature excellent food, entertainment, dancing and an exciting auction full of luxury items. 6-10 p.m. Individual, $250; table of 10, $2,500. www.amandahope.org. A McNight To Remember Nov. 2, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Support a great cause while enjoying the festivities at this internationally-themed evening – inspired by the global travels depicted in Around the World in 80 Days – which will include a gourmet dinner and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from A McNight to Remember will help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona provide lodging for families, allowing them to stay close to the medical resources they require. 6-9 p.m. Individual, $300; table of 10, $3,000; after-party only, $50. www.rmhccnaz.org.

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DISH IT OUT

Oct. 20, High Street Head to High Street for this exciting, high-end culinary event that will bring together more than 80 local restaurants and beverage vendors to dish out their delicious offerings to hungry (and 21-and-over) patrons. The experience will include a beer yard, a custom wine glass, a reusable wine bag, and live music by The Walkens. The VIP experience will include early entry at 4 p.m., Champagne upon arrival, and access to two exclusive VIP areas with premium restaurants and drinks. All proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. 5-8 p.m. General admission, $75; VIP, $200. www.dishitoutaz.org.

BY KAYLOR JONES

NIGHT OF GOLD Oct. 19, Arizona Biltmore HonorHealth Foundation will celebrate 92 years of improving the health and well-being of the community at its Night of Gold event. The evening will include a silent auction benefiting HonorHealth Desert Mission’s community programs in addition to a hosted reception, dinner and dancing. Reception and auction, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7:30 p.m. $550. www.honorhealth.com. VIXEN DANCE PARTY Oct. 20, Hotel Valley Ho This unique rooftop class will give guests a taste of the Vixen Workout, a dance fitness concept that combines a mix of hip-hop, hits and high-energy music with fun choreography and an unrivaled sense of empowerment. Be sure to pack a swimsuit for drinks by the pool after the hour-long session. Each ticket includes parking, pool access, Suja Juice samples, and 20% off of pool purchases. 10 a.m. $25. www.hotelvalleyho.com.

SPRITIED SIPPING SEMINARS Oct. 12 and 26, Mountain Shadows Led by the beverage experts at Hearth ’61, this educational tasting seminar and history lesson focuses on a different drink during each class. The afternoon of Oct. 12 will touch on what’s new in bourbon, and on Oct. 26, guests will enjoy four classic fall cocktails. 3-4 p.m. $30. www.mountainshadows.com. RAILFAIR 2019 Oct. 12-13, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Put on your conductor’s hat and celebrate one of the most influential inventions of all time as the

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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park fills with model train displays and exhibits. Listen in on historical presentations, admire the park’s collection of vintage railroad equipment, or purchase a train ride or carousel ticket ($3). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.therailroadpark.com. LEADERS & LEGENDS LUNCHEON Oct. 15, Arizona Biltmore This year marks the 10th anniversary of College Success Arizona’s annual luncheon, which recognizes community leaders that are dedicated to promoting education and its role in Arizona’s economy. This year, guests will enjoy lunch and a program honoring Jane and

Vince Roig for championing efforts to improve education throughout Arizona and across the nation. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $500. www.collegesuccessarizona.org. PHIL COLLINS Oct. 15, Talking Stick Resort Arena See this ’80s rock legend in person and in action as he comes to the Valley on his Still Not Dead Yet, Live! tour. With more crowd-pleasing Top 40 hits than any other U.S. artist, including timeless songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds, the acclaimed artist is on a mission to show the world that he’s still got it. 8 p.m. Prices vary. www.talkingstickresortarena.com.

EVERY CHILD MATTERS LUNCHEON Oct. 23, Arizona Biltmore Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona’s interactive luncheon will provide guests with the opportunity to learn about the life-changing therapeutic arts and adult mentorship programs that have helped more than 100,000 abused, neglected and homeless children since 1993. Registration, 11 a.m.; lucheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $150. www.freeartsaz.org. TEED OFF AT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Oct. 25, TopGolf Scottsdale Raise awareness about domestic violence while participating in a dynamic golf tournament. With two hours of golf play, a buffet, a


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HALLOWEEN SPOOKTRACK-ULA Oct. 25-31, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park This family-friendly Halloween celebration will transform the railroad park in honor of the haunted holiday. The main feature of the week-long event will be the spooky train ride, designed with all ages in mind. Head to the park on Oct. 25 for a movie night starting at 6:30 p.m., or on Halloween night for trick-or-treat stations from 4:30-9 p.m. 6:30-9 p.m. nightly. Train ride, $5. www.therailroadpark.com. LARSEN ART AUCTION Oct. 26, Larsen Gallery For more than 25 years, the Larsen Gallery has been a leader in consigning fine art. This year’s annual auction will feature celebrity auctioneer Jason Brooks. To preview individual artwork, visit the gallery between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or RSVP for the preview party, which will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 23. Doors, 8 a.m.; auction, 10 a.m. Registration required. www.larsenartauction.com. EXPERIENCE THE ANDES Oct. 26-27, Musical Instrument Museum Delve into the rich, diverse culture found at one of the world’s longest mountain ranges. This two-day event will include live performances of South American music, interactive tours and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Included with museum admission. www.mim.org. 2019 TASTE OF BRUNCH Oct. 27, Mountain Shadows Support the Arthritis Foundation while enjoying cuisine by Hearth ’61’s executive chef Charles Wiley. This morning event will include music and silent and live auctions. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $125. www.arthritis.org/tasteofbrunchphoenix. LON’S LAST DROP DINNER Oct. 30, The Hermosa Inn Head to Lon’s Last Drop at The Hermosa Inn for a dinner series featuring locally based Fate Brewing Company. The brewery’s small-batch beers will be paired with a three-course dinner, and the event will debut three new brews

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BENTLEY SCOTTSDALE POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Nov. 2, WestWorld of Scottsdale Watch the Aspen Valley Polo Team defend their title at the Ninth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, which will include musical performances and a return appearance from one of the most famous professional polo players, Nacho Figueras. Upgrade the experience by booking a seat in one of the multiple VIP lounges, including the Barrett-Jackson Champagne & Jazz lounge at mid-field; the Molina Fine Jewelers Drivers & Players VIP Lounge with complimentary food and drinks and exclusive access to players; and Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus, Bentley Scottsdale, and BarrettJackson, which includes a luxurious culinary experience and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot at one of the top locations on the field. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $30-$500. www.thepoloparty.com.

that are a collaboration betewen Fate and Lon’s. Hors d’oeuvres reception, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7-9 p.m. $79 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Reservations required; call 602.955.7878 or register online. www.hermosainn.com. FRIENDSGIVING COMMUNITY LUNCHEON Nov. 1, The Camby Kick off the season of giving and learn about the mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona at this luncheon, which will provide guests with the opportunity to donate and make a difference in the lives of those living with cerebral palsy. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. www.ucpofcentralaz.org.

SCOTTSDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Nov. 1-10, various locations The festival’s 19th season will showcase more than 55 award-winning films, and will kick off Nov. 1 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with a dessert reception and Marriage Story starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. Times and prices vary. www.scottsdalefilmfestival.com. SCOTTSDALE WALK TO DEFEAT ALS Nov. 2, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Funds raised by individuals and teams during this walk will support

locals with ALS and their families. Those who raise more than $75 will earn a T-shirt commemorating this year’s walk. 9 a.m. Registration required. www.alsa.org. SHEMER ARIZONA ARTS FESTIVAL Nov. 2-3, Shemer Art Center Get a head start on your holiday shopping as 40 artists from across the state gather to showcase their unique creations. The festival will also feature sculpture garden tours, live music, food and beverage vendors, and hourly artist demos that allow for an interactive look into the various crafts of local artisans. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. www.shermerartcenter.org.

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A TASTING TRADITION

The Taste of Cave Creek celebrates 27 years of Cave Creek’s culinary community

BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

Outdoor shopping district Stagecoach Village will set the scene yet again for the highly anticipated Taste of Cave Creek – an annual event that celebrates the Cave Creek community and the food it dishes out. “Every year we look forward to this great event,” says longtime event chair and Cave Creek town marshal Adam Stein. “I think my favorite part is seeing all our friends and neighbors coming out and enjoying our awesome local restaurants.” For 27 years, The Taste of Cave Creek has welcomed attendees from near and far to enjoy two days of live entertainment and food and drink samples from more than 30 local restaurants. From barbecue to seafood to hand-churned ice cream, a variety of cuisines are accounted for at this beloved community gathering. Featured restaurants will include Tonto Bar & Grill, Indigo Crow Restaurant & Bar, Corrado’s Cucina Italiana, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, and Harold’s Cave Creek Corral. Attendees can wash down their culinary delights at the event’s Craft Beer Garden, where samples from Huss Brewing Co. and SanTan Brewing Company can be enjoyed alongside other esteemed brands. Wine and spirit tastings will be available, too, with Frankly Organic Vodka being this year’s newest addition. As such, participating restaurants will duke it out in a mixology competition where they must create a cocktail using one of Frankly Organic Vodka’s five flavors. This year’s event is expected to have more than 8,000 people, marking a new record for the event. Guests are advised to come early as there is no on-site parking (except for a handful of handicapped-accessible parking). Attendees will park offsite and take the event’s shuttle buses to and from Stagecoach Village. “You can come out, have fun, enjoy the food and just relax,” Stein says. “Everyone’s a neighbor of Cave Creek – there are no strangers here.”

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IF YOU GO… What: The Taste of Cave Creek When: Oct. 16-17, 5-9 p.m. Where: Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek Tickets: Entry, $10; food and beverage tickets, $3-$5 Information: www. tasteofcavecreek.com


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DWELLING DELIGHTS

The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show returns with appearances by Martha Stewart

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IF YOU GO… What: Maricopa County Home & Garden Show When: Oct. 18-20, times vary Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale Tickets: Adults, $10; children, $2 Information: www. maricopacountyhomeshows.com

The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show is back, and the 19th annual fall event (there are four other shows throughout the year) has an extra special guest. From Oct. 18 to 20, WestWorld of Scottsdale will fill with more than 1,000 vendor booths featuring unique home decor from local artisans and engaging workshops, classes and seminars. And the piece de resistance? A guest appearance by Martha Stewart. The Emmy Award-winning TV host will be in attendance on Saturday and Sunday for a presentation and meet and greet, both included with the price of admission. As one of America’s most trusted advisors on topics ranging from gardening and cooking to pet care and weddings, Stewart is an undisputed icon of the lifestyle world.

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Stewart’s stage show will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and on Sunday, it will begin at noon. The meet and greets will take place after each show. Selected as one of the top 10 premier home shows in the country 10 years in a row by the National Home & Garden Show Series, Maricopa County Home Shows, held five times each year, are the largest and most attended home shows in Arizona. This month, the weekend will have a variety of different highlights, including do-it-yourself demos and workshops on painting cabinets, grouting kitchen backsplashes, and designing a custom doormat. Free crafting workshops will also be offered throughout the event, with trendy classes touching on the basics of

candle-making, designing a terrarium, DIY bath bombs and more. And those who aren’t as in touch with their creative side can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting, learn about pet tricks and obedience techniques from the experts at Dog Training Elite, and peruse the artisan booths, all while snacking on tasty treats from the large food court. On Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, $5 admission will be available for guests 60 and older. During customer appreciation – Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. – every guest can receive discounted admission for $5. Military appreciation during all three days includes $5 admission with a valid military ID. And if your birthday is in October, visit the information booth to receive a special gift.


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A revolutionary new way to achieve your best smile! BEFORE A University Study revealed that 89% of patients over 20 years old have gingival recession. Receding gums can be caused by gum disease or because of excessive brushing, certain medications, clenching or grinding, or smoking. Not only are receding gums painful and unattractive, but the actual bone underneath is being lost, leading to tooth loss. The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a revolutionary procedure that solves the problem of receding gums. PST offers natural-looking, long-lasting healthy smiles to those suffering from receded gums, giving patients a beautiful new smile in as little as an hour. Since nothing more than local anesthesia is needed, patients can return to work after their appointment. The Pinhole Surgical Technique takes the place of traditional gum grafts, with minimal discomfort or pain. In fact, recovery time is virtually nonexistent with PST. The results are more predictable, less notice-

BEFORE

AFTER able, and will last as long as any other gum correction procedure. Stunning new smiles can be seen immediately. Dr. Erik Svans, DDS was among the first dentists to study the Pinhole Surgical Technique under its inventor, Dr. John C. Chao, DDS in 2014. Since introducing PST to his practice, Dr. Svans has seen very predictable and reliable long-term results. There is no scalpel, incision, or stitches with PST, making it virtually painfree. This innovative procedure uses a .1 inch “pinhole” opening to reposition a patient’s receded gumline to its healthy, natural location. After repositioning the gum tissue to cover the exposed root surface, Dr. Svans strategically places collagen through the Pinhole to stabilize the tissue in place. The collagen resets the gum tissue and makes it stronger than before. Patients can return to normal eating that very night. Previously, treatment for receded

gumlines was very painful and required cutting donor gum tissue from the roof of a patient’s mouth. The donor tissue was then stitched to the receded site, which had also been cut or “flapped” in preparation for the graft. Recovery for this traditional surgical technique requires two to three weeks with prescription pain medicine. In contrast, PST is a kinder, gentler procedure since it only requires a repositioning of existing gum tissue over the exposed root surface. With PST, Dr. Svans can treat one to all teeth in one visit, in as little as 30 minutes. Patients are amazed with the results, instantly falling in love with their healthy, beautiful new smiles. If you’re ready to stop living with the pain and embarrassment of recessed gums, the Pinhole Surgical Technique may be right for you! Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling Dr. Erik Svans at 480.219.8760 or visit www.PinholeAZ.com.

AFTER

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Now OUT

STAIRWAY TO COCKTAIL HEAVEN Cheers to Scottsdale’s best rooftop bars

Looking for a new perspective (literally) when it comes to happy hour or a night out on the town? Try these great Scottsdale rooftop bars and clubs that are well worth the climb.

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

The Grapevine At nearly 50 years old, The Grapevine is not only the granddaddy of rooftop bars in Scottsdale, but the granddaddy of most bars in the area, period. Located in the heart of Old Town, The Grapevine’s upstairs bar has a massive patio covered with bright red umbrellas that provide colorful shade on sunny days and strung-up lights that illuminate the space at night. Its award-winning margaritas, beer, wine and sneaky good Mediterranean fare make it the perfect place to relax now that the 100-degree (and higher) days are behind us. www.grapevineaz.com. Degree 270 Named for the cactus-dotted, mountain-lined, city-lit views that are unique to the Valley of the Sun, Talking Stick Resort’s 14th floor nightclub is Scottsdale-meets-Vegas every Friday and Saturday night. Both nights, DJs spin electronic, pop, hip-hop and house music while guests party on the ample dance floor. In addition to cocktails featuring top-shelf spirits, the wine menu boasts dozens of award-winning varietals and there are plenty of beer options from which to choose. www.talkingstickresort.com. Balcony Bar Opened earlier this year, this 1,800-square-foot Old Town Scottsdale patio bar and lounge is on the second floor of Social Tap Eatery but meant to serve as a completely different concept. While Social Tap has more of a party atmosphere with a focus on craft beer and scratch-made comfort food, Balcony Bar provides a date night vibe with plush lounge chairs, an impressive wine menu, its own DJ booth, and a cozy fireplace. Balcony Bar is also available to rent for private events and parties. www.socialtapeatery.com. Onyx Bar & Lounge There are million-dollar views, and then there are the views from Onyx, which are priceless. Located at the base of Pinnacle Peak Mountain and looking southward from North Scottsdale so the entire city is within view, this indoor-outdoor second-floor bar at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale has the service and sophistication one would expect from the Four Seasons brand, yet a personality all its own. Barrel-aged spirits and locally sourced cocktails are always on the menu as well as small plates ranging from oysters on the half shell and hamachi crudo to brisket burgers and flatbreads. And don’t miss dessert! www.fourseasons.com. Rockbar As the name suggests, Rockbar shies away from traditional club music and instead focuses on all things rock ‘n’ roll. Featuring live bands and DJs spinning everything from The Rolling Stones to Metallica, during the fall months guests flock to the upstairs portion of the bar that is open-air and laid-back with good beer and great pizzas and sandwiches. With ample flat-screens, Rockbar also serves as the official bar for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Philadelphia Eagles during football season. www.rockbarscottsdale.com.

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FALL FUN

Attractions and activities abound in autumn

Break out the candy corn and apple cider because it is finally fall! When not enjoying the perfect weather and football being back in action, here are some great attractions and seasonal events taking place this month.

Scottstoberfest Scottsdale’s first Oktoberfest will take place Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. at Scottsdale Fashion Square’s events area located on the north side of the mall. The 21-and-over event, which costs $5 to enter (food and beverage purchases are additional), will feature food trucks serving German dishes, Samuel Adams Oktoberfest beer, games, a cornhole tournament, stein hoisting competitions, and entertainment. www.facebook.com/scottstoberfest. Pumpkin & Chili Party As the family-owned Schnepf Farms’ biggest event of the year, the Pumpkin & Chili Party is held every Thursday through Sunday in October. Admission starts at $20 per person, and children under age two are no charge. Currently, there are discounted tickets available at Fry’s Food Stores. Activities include pumpkin picking, amusement rides, hayrides, a BMX show, bonfires, marshmallow roasting, corn mazes, pig races, mini golf, and a dog show. Yes, it is in Queen Creek, but well worth the drive. www.schnepffarms.com.

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Arizona Fall League Regarded throughout professional baseball as the “finishing school” for top prospects since its inception in 1992, this six-team league features elite young players from every MLB Club. Through late October, the Arizona Fall League will play three games per day, six days a week. Daily start times are 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The league’s 14th annual Fall Stars Game will take place Oct. 12, and its championship game will take place Oct. 26, both at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Tickets start at $7. Ages 15 and under are free. www.azfallleague.com.

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Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival On Oct. 25 and 26 from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will once again host its family-friendly Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival, which costs $15 for adults, $10 for children ages three to 12, and is free for children under three. During the event, expect more than 4,000 pounds of candy to be passed out to trick-or-treaters, live music, food and beverages for purchase, a kids zone, tethered hot air balloon rides (additional cost), a hot air balloon glow, fireworks, and much more. www.azspooktacular.com. Haunted Graveyard Arizona A Scottsdale tradition since 1986, this free event (with an optional $5 donation suggested) will take place Oct. 27 to 31 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. And yes, it is in an actual Scottsdale neighborhood near Granite Reef Road and McDonald Drive. Every year, local DJ Chris Birkett converts his five-bedroom home into a combination haunted house and spooky graveyard with impressive production value. And given it is more along the lines of Disney’s Haunted Mansion than A Nightmare on Elm Street, it’s both date night-approved and kidfriendly. www.hauntedgraveyardaz.com.

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MEET DR. CHRIS SERAFINI, DC: OFFERING A NEW APPROACH TO TREATING PAIN By the time a patient comes to me at Valley Spinal Care-Kierland, often they've already seen other specialists—medical doctors, neurologists, other chiropractors. They've tried numerous other methods, treatments, and medicines. Some patients admitted that I was their last hope for pain relief. I've had so many great success stories from patients suffering from headaches and migraines, neck pain, back pain, and even pain in the extremities like the knees and shoulders. These successes are due to the holistic approach I take to your health no matter the underlying cause. I treat you as a whole individual, not simply targeting the pain area. Early on in my practice, I was getting good results for my patients, but something seemed to be missing. I didn't feel like I was seeing enough improvement with some of my patients. I sought out the top chiropractors in the US, so that I could learn from them. In doing so, I learned techniques they were using and getting great results with. I incorporated these new techniques that have proven to be successful into my practice at Valley Spinal Care-Kierland. I can now say with confidence that I offer a diverse number of treatment options that are hard to find anywhere else. These additional techniques I offer truly have helped patients become pain-free. I can honestly say that I'm getting amazing results that I can be proud of, because these results give my patients a better quality of life. They have less pain, they're happier, they are overall healthier, and that makes me extremely happy to witness. My techniques are all nonsurgical and drug-free. I go beyond the surface pain to find the root cause with holistic and noninvasive solutions. I have a figurative treasure box of various techniques that I reach into when I see a new patient. Every patient is unique, their bodies are individual, so I

create a personalized treatment plan based on the specific needs of each person. My techniques include the Gonstead Technique, a type of highly focused manual adjustment, as well as Fascia Work, Dry Needling, Laser Therapy, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Rehab, and BrainTap. We also have a physical medicine & therapeutic procedures room to offer a full range of chiropractic and wellness options. I've created a healing environment to promote a comfortable yet effective setting. I surround myself with friendly, intelligent, passionate, like-minded staff, and we are all in agreement that our patients are like family to us. We care for our family and want to help them live their life pain-free. Whether you are suffering from headaches, migraines, or pain in your neck, back, or joints, I would love the opportunity to help you feel better and live your best-quality life! To learn more about Dr. Chris Serafini, DC or to schedule a consultation, call Valley Spinal Care-Kierland at 480.443.7678 or visit www.thescottsdalechiropractor.com.

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Now CULTURE

MAKING MUSIC Meet local musician and songwriter Steve Ayotte

BY HEATHER LYNN HORVAT / PHOTOS BY O’SHEA TOMETI

Local musician and songwriter Steve Ayotte has music in his soul. A full-time musician for the last seven years – playing guitar and drums, singing and writing music – Ayotte has played music his entire life, dabbling in piano as a child, singing in church choir, perfecting his vocals in voice lessons, and playing trumpet from elementary school into college. In fact, he’s been friends with his bassist since middle school, where they played trumpet together in the school band. While on tour with his former rock band, Idle Red, in 2005, Ayotte felt a spark that kicked his music career into motion. At that time, he realized that playing music – and touching lives – was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. “The biggest reason I’ve continued to pursue a career as a professional musician is that it allows me the opportunity to meet new and interesting people every single day.” Ayotte specializes in original remixes of popular songs from all genres and eras, while also writing and performing his own music. He blends folk, soul, pop, classic rock, R&B, and country into his remixes and original songs – and his sound has been described as a diverse blend of these genres. While his process for writing is different with each song, he normally begins with a groove and builds a song around that. “That’s how I create all of my remixes and covers, so it makes sense that my originals are written the same kind of way.” Ayotte has opened for major artists, including The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, The Chainsmokers and Enrique Iglesias, but also plays at smaller club venues and special events, such as weddings and company parties. Depending on the gig, Ayotte performs solo, as a duo, or with his full band: Steve Ayotte & The Get Down. “The smaller clubs are some of my favorite places because the show is different every single night. I vibe off the energy in a room and play songs that I feel fit that energy.” Recently, Ayotte launched a fully customizable online booking service, Ayotte Music & Entertainment, with plans to continue to expand it. The service is built on a foundation of collaboration. “Rather than compete with fellow musicians for gigs, why not create a service that connects each of us with aligned opportunities?” he says of the service, which plays into one of his goals as a musician: helping other artists kick-start their careers. At the heart of his work, Ayotte hopes to make an impact on those who hear his music. “I want to make music that makes people move and feel moved,” he says. See Ayotte perform every other Wednesday at Kelly’s at Southbridge, every other Friday at Blue Martini, every other Saturday night at W Scottsdale, and during brunch every Saturday at SumoMaya and every Sunday at Local Bistro. For shows and bookings, visit www.steveayottemusic.com.

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

BY KAYLOR JONES

Upgrade your game day garb with Judith Leiber Couture’s Football Pigskin Crystal Clutch. Made in Italy, this slightly quirky yet striking bag is embellished with glimmering Austrian crystals and features a removable chain shoulder strap. Pictured in Champagne (and also available in rose and brown), the novelty clutch is lined with metallic leather that beautifully complements the gold-toned hardware. Judith Leiber’s whimsical, avant-garde clutches function as both a collector’s item and wearable art – and either way, this accessory is guaranteed to score you a touchdown. $3,995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue.com.

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Style ALLURE

BY GABBY LEIGHTON

GROWN-UP GLITTER Get ready for gala season with sophisticated shimmer

Sparkling gray eyeliner, PhytoKhol Star, $55 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com. Shiny lip gloss in desert rose, $27 at Laura Mercier, www. lauramercier.com. Sheer sparkling plum lipstick, Givenchy, $38 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue. com. Gold luminescent eye shadow, Chantecaille, $52 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Shimmer stick highlighter in light rose, Yves Saint Laurent, $34 at Cos Bar, www.cosbar.com. Pearlescent prep and prime spray, Mac Cosmetics, $28 at Nordstrom.

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Rachell Hall’s Permanent Makeup

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

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

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

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Style DWELL

BY NEYDA MELINA

EMERALD EVERYTHING The rich jewel tone reigns supreme for fall

Paris Boulevard framed print, Rebecca Plotnick, $199 at Pottery Barn, www.potterybarn.com. Andes ottoman, $599 at West Elm, www.westelm.com. Coaster set, Aerin, $350 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com. Yin yang platter set, Ladorada, $185 at Neiman Marcus. Lampert velvet sofa, $3,695 at Jonathan Adler, ww.jonathanadler.com. Malachite votive candle, L’Objet, $150 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue. com.

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Style SHOP

BY NEYDA MELINA

GROOVY, BABY! Styles inspired by the ’70s

Wide-leg green denim jumpsuit, Alice + Olivia Jeans, $485 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www. saksfifthavenue.com. Pleated plaid pants, $138 at Madewell, www.madewell.com. Printed wrap dress, Rhode, $475 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Round sunglasses, Rad + Refined, $55 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Metallic platform sandals, Aquazzura, $895 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com. Wide-brimmed wool hat, $75 at J.Crew, www.jcrew. com.

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BY NEYDA MELINA

PLAYFUL PATTERNS Forgo minimalism and embrace bold scarf prints

Mixed print flounce dress, Rhode, $395 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue. com. Pull-on cropped floral pants, $138 at J.Crew, www.jcrew. com. Pleated asymmetrical paisley skirt, Balenciaga, $1,490 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Geo-printed tie blouse, Joie, $278 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Envelope clutch, Dries Van Noten, $565 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com. Hibiscus-printed mules, Versace, $795 at Neiman Marcus.

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FALL INTO FITNESS

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BRA: Earthen ochre Breathe In, $49. PANTS: Dark teal stash pocket tights, $89. Both from Athleta at Kierland Commons, 480.922.5223.

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BRA: Navy and teal colorblock, $54. PANTS: Navy and teal colorblock tights, $98. Both from Athleta at Kierland Commons, 480.922.5223.

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BRA: Black and white Hyper-focused Rainwater, $54. SHORTS: White biker, $59. Both from Athleta at Kierland Commons, 480.922.5223.

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HAT: Mint laser, $34. TOP: Mint mesh tank, $44.   BRA: Black Run Free, $49. PANTS: Mountain olive camo tights, $98. All from Athleta at Kierland Commons, 480.922.5223.

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HEADBAND: Antique burgundy twisted, $18. BRA: Antique burgundy square neck, $49. PANTS: Antique burgundy split bottom, $98. All from Athleta at Kierland Commons, 480.922.5223.

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BRA: White high-neck, $54. SHORTS: White camo running, $59. Both from Athleta at Kierland Commons, 480.922.5223.

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TOP: Black camo tank, $49. SKORT: Black Match Point, $69. Both from Athleta at Kierland Commons, 480.922.5223.

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Anyone with an eye for design is sure to fall for the Arts & Crafts Saguaro Forms Tile Clock from the Frank Lloyd Wright Store. Handcrafted in the U.S. out of quartersawn white oak, the sleek timepiece is inlaid with a Motawi tile that features one of Wright’s quintessential designs, the Saguaro Forms. An iconic designer and a pioneer of organic architecture, Wright believed that buildings – and art in all of its forms – should draw inspiration from the natural world. This theme is carried on in the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s 2019 home and lifestyle collection, from which a portion of proceeds will be used help preserve and maintain the work of the prolific architect. Available in-store only now through the holiday season. $465 at the Frank Lloyd Wright Store at Taliesin West, 12345 N. Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale; 480.627.5398; www.franklloydwrightstore.com. So Scottsdale! October ‘19

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Luxe WHEELS

2020 LINCOLN AVIATOR This all-new luxury SUV is set to soar BY JIM PRUETER

VITAL STATS: 2020 Lincoln Aviator Base price: $51,100

The Lincoln Aviator is an all-new, three-row luxury SUV positioned between the larger Navigator and the smaller Nautilus. The Aviator name was previously used from 2002 to 2005 when Lincoln gussied up a Ford Explorer to look like a Navigator, but the vehicle never caught on. For 2020, Lincoln is bringing back the Aviator, this time taking styling cues from the Lincoln Continental and Navigator. Its upright grille and graceful, tapered body create an aeronautic feel that’s clean, simple and gorgeous. The Aviator offers seating for seven, or six if it’s equipped with second-row captain’s chairs. The Perfect Position 30-way power-adjustable and massaging seats are inspired by the Navigator and upholstered with supple leather. The inspiration for the interior comes from Lincoln’s Black Label, with colors like cashmere, luggage tan, or mahogany red, with khaya wood surfaces and quilted leather seating. Machined and brushed aluminum appliques add upscale accents. State-of-the-art technology includes the Revel audio system with 28 speakers, a standard 12.3-inch touch screen, and air glide suspension that lowers the height of the vehicle as the driver

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approaches, making it easier to get in or load gear. In addition, a smartphone can act as a key, unlocking the doors, opening the rear liftgate, or starting the engine through the Lincoln Way app. Road Preview uses a camera to spot potholes or uneven surfaces, adjusting the suspension accordingly. The Aviator is available in five trim levels. The vehicle tested here was the mid-level all-wheel drive Reserve, powered by a twin-turbocharged, 400-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Grand Touring trim includes the same 3.0-liter V-6, but adds a plug-in hybrid feature that enables roughly 18 miles of electric-only driving. Delivering 494 horsepower and a massive 630 pound-feet of torque, it’s the most powerful engine ever offered in a Lincoln product. Even with its base engine, the Aviator is noticeably quick. On the road, it is extremely quiet, capable, confident and substantial, handling road conditions and corners with aplomb. Lincoln has spent a tremendous amount of time, effort and money on the new Aviator. With its combination of luxury, technology and attention to detail, it easily earns two thumbs up.

Price as tested: $75,355 Engine: 3.0-liter V-6 Horsepower: 400 Fuel economy: 18/26 mpg city/ highway Seating: 6 or 7 Fab features: Luxurious finishes State-of-the-art technology Plug-in hybrid available


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This 7,913-square-foot home, situated in a secluded enclave near Paradise Valley’s Mummy Mountain, boasts seven bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, and a charming Spanish colonial design that has almost as much wow factor as the corner lot it rests on. Upon entering through the towering porte cochere, hand-carved Cantera stone details immediately stun. Through sweeping, detailed arches waits an elegant parlor and a great room with further stone sculpture work adorning the walls, moldings, and built-in fireplace. The telescoping doors sweep you right into the outdoor entertaining area, giving the indoor space an open, airy feel. In addition, the timeless design of the house is underscored by cutting-edge smart home technology. The kitchen continues the trend of Cantera stone with a statement backsplash that is delightfully contrasted by the sleek appliances, which include multiple ovens and a large gas cooktop, and the luxury is expanded upon by a spacious wine cellar that faces the butler’s pantry. The master suite includes two separate closets and bathrooms along with a fireplace and a secluded master patio. Two of the additional rooms currently function as a lush home theater, an office space, and an exercise room. Outside, the resort-like entertainment area features a heated pool and spa with a waterfall and a slide. The patio also houses an outdoor kitchen and bar area with ample room for lounging around and admiring the view of the mountaintop during cooler fall nights. Just off the backyard, the 1,237-square-foot guesthouse showcases exposed wood beams and a gourmet kitchen dressed up in cool grays. It also has a separate kids room with two sets of built-in bunk beds, a laundry area, and another expansive patio space. 5129 E. Desert Jewel Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Listed for $3,195,000 with Cheryl Anderson of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty; 602.312.6038; cheryl. anderson@russlyon.com.


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Luxe WANT

HAVEN ON EARTH

Set sail on Norwegian Cruise Line’s spectacular ship-within-a-ship

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

For years, cruise aficionados often had to choose between two types of experiences: a smaller, more intimate ship with sometimes-limited dining and entertainment options, or a massive “super ship” with ample amenities but as many as 5,000 fellow passengers on any given sailing. That is, until The Haven by Norwegian. A true ship-within-a-ship and exclusive to Norwegian Cruise Line, The Haven takes the concept of first class (and its associated perks) to new heights. Accessible only by keycard, The Haven – a section within a larger ship – features the most luxurious and well-appointed rooms found on the cruise, ranging from 450-square-foot penthouses to the 6,694-square-foot, three-bedroom garden villa featuring a private outdoor terrace with a hot tub and dining area. There are less than 100 rooms available in The Haven, with the amount varying by ship, ensuring the ultimate in service and privacy. Each of the rooms is within The Haven complex, which also gives guests

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access to an upscale restaurant and lounge (with a wine list unavailable anywhere else on board) as well as a private courtyard, a pool, a fitness center and a sundeck, all at the top of the ship and hidden from traditional guests. Some ships also offer private observation lounges as well as complimentary access to the Mandara Spa’s thermal spa suites during regular spa hours. Additionally, guests can indulge in the personalized service of a certified, 24-hour butler and a concierge team, who will make guests’ arrangements on board and on shore, including priority embarkation and disembarkation. Beyond all of this, guests staying in The Haven are able to take advantage of any of their ship’s specialty dining options, which range from a high-end steakhouse to a sushi bar to a French bistro, for no added charge and are provided passes for access to beer, wine and cocktails anywhere on the ship 24 hours a day. And if you prefer a night in, white-glove in-room dining is just a call away. When it comes to entertainment, The Haven guests can enjoy a private attendant and reserved seating to all of the ship’s programming, including Cirque du Soleil-style productions, Broadway-caliber shows, comedy performances and themed parties. There are also nightly invite-only events, including a posh cocktail party with the ship’s captain and officers, exclusive to The Haven guests. If staying in The Haven, all off-ship excursions are also included. In each port, beyond priority embarkation and disembarkation, expect to get private escort by a concierge to your program host. And finally, if work beckons a bit while at sea, guests in The Haven can also access free Wi-Fi throughout their stay. The Haven by Norwegian is available on Norwegian Bliss, Joy, Escape, Getaway, Breakaway, Epic, Gem, Jade, Pearl, Jewel, and its newest ship: Encore, which debuts in November. For more information, visit www.ncl.com.


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Luxe PLACES

OH, OCHO RIOS!

Jamaica’s north coast offers luxe amenities and natural wonders

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ PHOTOS COURTESY OF MOON PALACE JAMAICA

Bob Marley and James Bond. You never thought you would see those two names linked together, did you? Yet, St. Ann Parish – which sits on the northern coast of Jamaica and is best known for Ocho Rios – is both the birthplace (and burial place) of Marley as well as the location of the first James Bond film, 1962’s Dr. No with Sean Connery as Bond, and 1973’s Live and Let Die with Roger Moore as Bond. The 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die with Daniel Craig, set to be released in 2020, was also filmed in Ocho Rios earlier this year. Beyond that, Ocho Rios is an exotic land full of sandy beaches, a rainforest, flowing rivers, majestic mountain ranges, towering waterfalls, and award-winning resorts. It also happens to be temperate throughout the fall and winter, making it an ideal vacation destination through the end of the year and beyond.

Where to Stay There are many resort options in the area, but Moon Palace Jamaica, which opened in 2015 in the heart of Ocho Rios and marked the Palace hospitality brand’s first property outside of Mexico, should be at the top of any visitor’s list. The 704-room, all-inclusive resort has already earned a AAA Four Diamond rating and features 17 acres of ivory sand on the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios. All of the rooms, most of which boast magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea, feature Chi bath amenities and styling products, Apple TV, an in-cabinet liquor dispenser with premium spirits, a Lavazza coffee maker, and wireless internet. The most lavish rooms, however, are the 10 governor’s suites as well as a spacious two-bedroom presidential suite.

Exciting Activities Beyond the opulent accommodations, there is much to do, see, eat and drink both on property and off. On property, guests can enjoy the only FlowRider Double Wave Simulator in Jamaica, four sparkling pools, four dining destinations with premium quality cuts of Certified Angus Beef, the ultra-chic Noir nightclub, a dolphin habitat, a dedicated children’s area for ages 4 to 12, a sushi bar, a fitness center, 24-hour room service, and the 35,000-square-foot Awe Spa. The spa includes 23 treatment rooms, hot- and cold-plunge pools, a steam room, a sauna, a sensory pool, and a relaxation area. The resort also brings in internally recognized entertainment on a regular basis. Arrangements can also be made on-site to take advantage of

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several watersports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, catamaran rides, sailing and more. Thanks to a dedicated on-site concierge team with first-hand knowledge of the area and all of its secret – and not-so-secret – hot spots, guests are able to preview and book dozens of public, semi-private and private tours as well as unique activities throughout Ocho Rios and other areas of Jamaica at any of the information desks throughout the resort, or without leaving the privacy of one’s own room. Among the most popular activities are the Blue Mountains, Dunn’s River Falls, Konoko Falls and Park, Mystic Mountain, and Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios. The Blue Mountains form the longest mountain range in the country. This area is prime real estate for hikers, mountain bikers, wildlife enthusiasts, and naturalists of every skill level. Dunn’s River Falls is a series of three waterfalls in Ocho Rios. Together, they are 180 feet high and 600 feet long. Because they are terraced – formed in such a way with rocks and lagoons so that they appear as massive stairs to the human eye – visitors are able to climb from the lowest to highest point, as long as they don’t mind getting a little wet along the way. Konoko Falls and Park has a waterfall of its own that’s smaller than Dunn’s but still climbable, a swimming area, river gardens (a botanical garden with pathways over small ponds and streams teeming with fish), a small zoo known for its collection of exotic birds, and a museum focused on the area’s rich history. Mystic Mountain is, as the name implies, located at the top of a mountain and features three distinct attractions. First, there is the SkyExplorer, which is a slow, relaxing ride to the top of the mountain with 360-degree views of Ocho Rios. Then, there’s the rollercoaster-like Jamaican bobsled, which is sure to make guests feel like they’re in the movie Cool Runnings. Finally, there is a canopy zip line, which allows guests to zip line across a rainforest. Beyond the main attractions, there is also a pool with slides, shopping, a museum and dining options on-site. Finally, at Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, guests can see – and even swim with – dolphins, sharks and stingrays in their natural environment. When not in the water, there are 5 acres of lush rainforest to explore thanks to its jungle trail, which features tropical birds and iguanas. There is also a sandy beach for those who aren’t as keen on getting up close and personal with wildlife as the rest of their group, but still want to be in on all of the action (and photo ops). For more information, visit www.moonpalacejamaica.com. So Scottsdale! October ‘19

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HIGH SPIRITS Fall in love with Arizona-made liquors BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Distilleries are popping up all over Arizona, and with Halloween right around the corner, October is a great time to get spirited by sampling some of their spirits. Here are some to try this fall that are all treat and no trick.

Meyer Lemon Vodka O.H.S.O. Brewery & Distillery Distilled with sugarcane and fresh Meyer lemon peels, this bright and crisp vodka with a tart, candied finish is one of many flavored vodka options at the brewery’s Arcadia distillery operation. Though great in cocktails, its meringue undertones make it perfect neat or over ice too. $25. www.ohsobrewery.com.

Papago Dark Rum Adventurous Stills Adventurous Stills uses its own handmade equipment to distill and bottle every spirit in its lineup. Developed to complement Tiki-style cocktails or be enjoyed on its own, this dark rum bursts with candied tropical fruits and toasted coconut, tasting like a beach vacation in a glass. $32. www.adventstills.com.

Tea-Infused Gin CaskWerks Distilling Co. This gin started as an exclusive offering at Scottsdale’s Citizen Public House, but proved so popular that it is now available to the masses. While it retains all of its herbaceous botanical elements, expect clear notes of cardamom and rose petals thanks to an infusion of various teas. $25. www.caskwerks.com.

Saint Anne’s Kashmir Spice Gin SanTan Spirits After more than a decade of building its craft beer brand, SanTan Brewing Company opened SanTan Spirits, a craft distillery, in recent years. Their Saint Anne’s Botanical Spirits use a mix of traditional and unconventional ingredients. This gin, for example, features 10 Indian spices including sarsaparilla, lemongrass and star anise. $25. www.santanspirits.com.

Bloody Basin Bourbon Whiskey Thumb Butte Distillery Distilled in Prescott, this air-dried and port wine-infused whiskey has some spice – and gets its name for the nearby region that was home to one of the worst battles between settlers and Native Americans in the 1800s. It is deep and rich, just like Arizona’s (sometimes shameful) history. $45. www.thumbbuttedistillery.com. Prickly Pear Vodka Canyon Diablo Spirits The colorful prickly pear is among the few flavors that truly screams “Arizona.” This Flagstaff distillery – named for a one-time town during the wildest days of the Wild West in the 1800s – infuses its homemade vodka with the prickly pear fruit while it’s in bloom, resulting in a distinctly subtle sweetness that isn’t too overpowering. $27.99. www.canyondiablospirits.com.

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AZ48 Resort Vodka Sonoran Spirits Located in Cave Creek, this distillery uses fresh Sedona spring water in its corn-based vodka, which is filtered five times through activated charcoal. It is exceptionally smooth and quite subtle, making it the perfect addition to a cocktail one might – as you can likely guess from the name – enjoy at a local high-end resort. $22. www.cavecreekbourbon.com. Blue Clover Gin Blue Clover Distillery This Scottsdale distillery focuses on adding modern twists to its spirits. Case in point: The key botanicals in this gin are blood orange, rose and peach rather than traditional elements like juniper, coriander, anise or lavender. The result is floral yet clean and still slightly herbaceous. $22. www.bluecloverdistillery.com.


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DRINK / CHEERS / CUISINE / FOOD FILES

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

Northern Italian native and restaurateur Stefano Fabbri – who counts Mora Italian, Luna Gelateria and Meat the Ball among his concepts – may have named his first Valley restaurant Pomo Pizzeria (initially in the Borgata and now in Gainey Village as Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana), but his menu goes beyond just pizza. His pasta, in fact, is handcrafted with imported Italian semolina flour. His Linguini Salmone ($19.95) is not only made using the specialty flour, eggs and salt, but also black squid ink, giving the dish dramatic color and nuanced flavor. Once al dente, it is plated with a rich rosé sauce featuring salmon, shallots and green onions that have been flambéed with vodka and cooked over heat with cherry tomatoes, San Marzano tomato sauce, cream, basil, and lemon zest. Mangia! Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.pomopizzeria.com. So Scottsdale! October ‘19

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CAMPARI QUEEN

Pigtails’ Negroni Treaty transitions from a one-time special to a full-time star

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

When The Whining Pig opened its Desert Ridge location last year, it marked a new era for the local brand. “Our other locations to date had been cozy haunts that served beer and wine only, plus a small food menu. At over 4,000 square feet, the Desert Ridge space lent itself to adding something new. Enter Pigtails,” says bar manager Kyla Dahl. Pigtails is a 2,500-square-foot hidden bar located inside The Whining Pig Desert Ridge. Accessible via a dark hallway, the speakeasy-style bar mostly offers a combination of classic and modern cocktails. And then there are options like the Negroni Treaty ($10), a modern take on a classic cocktail. “We challenged our team to each develop a riff on the cocktail for Negroni Week in June,” says Dahl, who created the Treaty. “We put them all on our menu for that one week and were blown away by the response.” Given the positive feedback, when the fall menu rolled out in September, the Negroni Treaty made the cut. It starts with citrus-forward Bluecoat Dry Gin and Campari, the key ingredient in any proper Negroni and known for its bitter orange flavor. “My twist is subbing out the traditional sweet vermouth in the cocktail for a fortified blend of three sherries: sweet Portuguese Madeira, nutty Amontillado, and creamy Pedro Ximénez,” Dahl says. She also adds Tiki bitters before stirring, pouring into a Nick and Nora glass, and garnishing with a burnt orange twist. “It’s silkier than a traditional Negroni and has great notes of baking spice for fall,” Dahl says. Pigtails at The Whining Pig, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 480.500.5358; www.thewhiningpig.com.

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CUISINE

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Drew Holowicki of The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

Drew Holowicki is the executive chef at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, overseeing all culinary operations including JD’s Restaurant and Lounge, Garden Court, Cafe Cabana, in-room dining and banquets.

How did you get your start in cooking? I grew up in Detroit and studied criminal justice at Michigan State University, thinking I might go into federal law enforcement. But, I loved cooking. So much so I took a year off after my junior year to work more seriously on my craft. But, with only one year left in college, I went back and earned my degree before moving to Scottsdale in 2002 to attend the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. Tell us about your trajectory in Arizona. I started in the kitchen at Desert Mountain Country Club before moving over to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in 2003. There, I met a kindred spirit in fellow chef Erik Forrest. I eventually became a chef for Nordstrom Restaurants, including the location at Scottsdale Fashion Square, where I worked for nearly six years and served as executive chef from 2010 to 2015. What was the best thing about heading up the Nordstrom kitchen? Be jealous. I got 33% off at all Nordstrom locations nationwide. How did you make your way to The Scottsdale Plaza Resort? Erik Forrest, the executive chef at that time and my above-noted kindred spirit, recruited me to be his sous chef back in January. When he transitioned to food and beverage director in May, I was named executive chef. Tell us about your newly launched menu at JD’s Restaurant and Lounge. While we aren’t going so far as foams or emulsions, JD’s has evolved into a gastropub. We launched a new menu to match this vision. Ingredients are fresher, techniques have been modernized, and the menu is a now mix of elevated comfort food and sharable date night bites. What ingredients do you love right now? Or hate? Kale needs to go back to being a garnish, where it belongs! Conversely, Mexican oregano is one of the most underrated spices of all time. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley; 480.948.5000; www.scottsdaleplaza.com.

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SINFULLY DELICIOUS Take a fabulous foodcation in Las Vegas

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Legendary chef Joël Robuchon had 32 Michelin stars, more than any chef in history. And though he passed away last year, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – open for dinner in the MGM Grand – lives on. L’Atelier is French for workshop, and that’s exactly how the team treats the restaurant; it’s a culinary workshop to tinker with ingredients and flavors. Each dish is prepared in an open kitchen so guests get to see all of the action. There are multiple tasting menus, most three or four courses with intermittent surprise treats in between. Dishes run the gamut from veal sweetbreads and Kusshi oysters to caramelized quail and seared Dover sole. www.mgmgrand.com.

Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas

Located in the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, this elegant dinner restaurant was designed with comfort in mind. The dining room’s grand arches, meant to remind one of a high-end Spanish home, welcome visitors without overpowering the eye, while deep couches and overstuffed chairs help make guests feel right at home. The menu is a combination of raw bar delicacies, seafood, shellfish and impressive cuts of meat, including A5 wagyu beef from Kagoshima, Japan. Unique to the venue and among its longtime bestsellers is a two-pound, Ritz Cracker-stuffed Maine lobster. Yes, really! A bonus: There’s a specialty menu for vegetarian and vegan guests. www.charliepalmersteak.com.

Rivea

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless we’re talking about food. It is nearly impossible not to rave about the area’s culinary scene – the food alone could rival any Vegas attraction. Here are some of the hottest, most decadent spots to try on your next stop in Sin City.

Chef Alain Ducasse, known as the first chef to own restaurants carrying three Michelin stars in three cities, founded this stunner, which is open for dinner in the Delano Las Vegas. And while the decor is laid-back and relaxed – think maritime blues and breezy whites throughout – the menu is anything but casually prepared and presented. The dishes have French, English and Italian nods, with seasonal West Coast ingredients. The menu, which is teeming with flavor and clever pairings of things like English pea velouté with quail eggs and sea bass with oranges, lemon and grapefruit, is designed to transport one to the French Riviera without leaving the Strip. www.delanolasvegas.com.

Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar

Offering what it refers to as French flair without the formality, this stylish dinner restaurant located inside Park MGM aims to blend fine dining with frivolity and fun. Visually, a combination of vintage art and art deco mirrors adorn the walls while velvet chairs offer plush seating. Chandeliers light the space just enough to read the menu – and what a menu it is. Fresh

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the cheese menu with 60 varieties from around the world. www.morelslv.com.

Americana

Located off the Strip on Lake Las Vegas, Americana – open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch – is an upscale, lakeside dining restaurant that offers American cuisine blended with European influences. Drawing inspiration from his Italian grandmothers, owner and executive chef Stephen Blandino, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and worked under Charlie Palmer, has mastered the art of creating both fresh, flavorful dishes and memorable guest experiences. A best bet is opting for one of his specialty tasting menus – including a vegan option – featuring five seasonally-inspired courses. www.americanalasvegas.com.

Picasso

oysters are offered from both coasts along with double-bone Berkshire pork chops, decadent truffle mac and cheese, and a seafood platter that towers over guests with Maine lobster and king crab. www.bavettessteakhouse.com.

This French- and Spanish-inspired dinner restaurant tucked into the Bellagio Las Vegas is headed by two-time James Beard Foundation Award-winner Julian Serrano, known for dreaming up dishes that are as much works of art as the Picassos that hang throughout the restaurant. The menu features two options: a pre-theater, three-course tasting menu and a traditional six-course chef’s tasting menu (which can be modified for vegetarians as needed). The chef’s tasting menu starts with a tapasstyle offering based on seasonality. It always features several main entrees from which to choose and a fois gras “steak” as well. Caviar and wine pairings are available for an additional cost. www.bellagio.com.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

Known for what he calls his “New New Orleans” style of cooking, which puts a twist on Louisiana’s classic Creole dishes, chef Emeril Lagasse’s namesake fish house located in the MGM Grand kicks everything up a notch, as Lagasse would say. Expect market-fresh fish and shellfish creations at both lunch and dinner alongside flavorful steaks and brilliant pork and chicken dishes, all paired with Wine Spectator magazine’s Best of Award of Excellence options, beer and craft cocktails. And thanks to the imaginative, sea-inspired interior design by New York’s acclaimed Rockwell Group, the restaurant makes you feel closer to the sea than the Strip. www.emerilsrestaurants.com.

Morels Steakhouse & Bistro

A true jewel in the Palazzo Las Vegas’ crown and open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Morels Steakhouse & Bistro was thoughtfully designed with warm woods and cool blue walls and is adorned with provocative art from Tom Cannon. The wine menu features more than 60 options by the glass, 450 varietals by the bottle, and a wine system that allows guests to sip two-, five- or eight-ounce pours. Menu spotlights include crepes, 18-hour braised short ribs, both Iowa corn-fed and Kansas grass-fed steaks aged 28 days, and a Prime option aged 35 days. Also, don’t miss

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ATHENA NOMINEE RECEPTION

This reception at Phoenix Country Club celebrated the nominees for the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s 32nd annual Athena Awards with hors d’oeuvres, wine and cocktails. The event included an introduction of the nominees, who were nominated for their dedication to professional leadership, community service and mentorship.

Chelsea Young and Elizabeth Barry

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Angela and Ryan Johnson

Christina Noble and Angela Parker

Stephanie Parra and Jennifer Sanchez

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Emily Giroux and Liz Illg

Vanessa Ramirez, Carey Pena and Lin Sue Cooney

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Annsley Rice and Deborah Akinsipe


FITZ’S SUPPER CLUB

This 11th annual event at Dominick’s Steakhouse benefited the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund in promoting technology access for youth and supporting breast cancer survivors.

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Budda Baker

Peter and Angela Johnson

Mark Dalton, Larry Fitzgerald and Kliff Kingsbury

PHOTO BY BRUCE YEUNG

Chase Edmonds and Christian Kirk

Oliver Badgio and Jeff Mastro

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EVENTS

ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY AWARDS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored Arizona’s broadcasters during this 42nd annual event at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. More than 90 awards were given across multiple categories, and new members were inducted into the Silver and Gold Circle societies.

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WINE, WOMEN & SHOES Fresh Start Women’s Foundation held its annual luncheon at Chateau Luxe. The afternoon included a fashion show and exclusive shopping to support the organization’s mission to provide education, support, and resources to help women transform their lives.

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WINDY CITY WOWZA Chicago-based Maple & Ash opens in Scottsdale

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

The Valley’s many Midwest transplants and longtime locals alike are not going to want to miss Scottsdale’s latest import from Chicago: Maple & Ash. Located on the Scottsdale Waterfront and opened in August, this modern take on the classic American steakhouse is as much a feast for the eyes as the stomach. At more than 10,000 square feet, the space is expansive. It features eight different seating area options, some private, and can accommodate more than 300 guests. Visually, the restaurant features a combination of contemporary colors as well as rich, jewel-toned leathers and natural woods for contrast. The lounge is warm and vibrant, featuring plush seating and sleek, low-profile cocktail tables in a candle-lit atmosphere. Draped with semi-sheer and velvet curtains, the multiple dining rooms are centered around a celebratory atrium strung with a showstopping, custom-made chandelier. The brand itself is led by chef Danny Grant of national restaurant group What If Syndicate. He actually grew up in Scottsdale and worked at Elements at the Sancturary before moving to Chicago in the early 2000s. Grant drew national acclaim

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as executive chef of Ria and Balsan restaurants at the former Elysian Hotel (now Waldorf Astoria Chicago), where his menus earned him Food & Wine Magazine’s best new chef award in 2012. Grant is also the youngest U.S. chef in history to earn two Michelin stars (2011 and 2012). Though he will work primarily from the Chicago location, Grant will collaborate with Scottsdale’s day-to-day executive chef Sean Currid. The two actually worked together at Elements years ago, and Currid also brings experience from JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, Michael’s at the Citadel, Mary Elaine’s at The Phoenician, and Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho. At Maple & Ash, the menu features dry-aged, wood-fired steaks as well as premium seafood and shellfish, including impressive towers; a caviar menu; handmade pasta; and shareable, comfort food-focused sides such as fire-crisped shishito peppers, Yukon Gold au gratin potatoes, and mac and cheese. The Butcher’s Reserve menu includes elevated cuts of meat, like the 8-ounce Snake River wagyu filet mignon ($128) as well as massive cuts, like the 45-day dry-aged tomahawk that clocks in at 40 ounces. There is also a special option where, for $155 per person, you can enjoy a multicourse menu dreamt up by the chef – and certainly larger portions than you might expect from a traditional chef’s tasting. The extensive wine program is under the direction of award-winning and advanced sommelier Jason Caballero – most recently of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – and the cocktail menu boasts 12 signature offerings, with a mix of spirit-forward, classic and modern options. Maple & Ash is open Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. Maple & Ash, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.400.8888; www.mapleandash.com.


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