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Dr. Gino Tutera, SottoPelle® founder answers your questions.

Why are so many people now getting hormone replacement using pellets?

Q: When did pellet therapy start? A: Pellet therapy originated in Europe over 75

years ago and was introduced to the U.S. by Dr. Greenblatt at the University of Georgia. Pellet hormone therapy has been extensively researched and studied in medical journals all over the world since 1935, yet many people don’t realize that pellet therapy was actually regularly employed in the United States from the 1940’s through the 1970’s until pharmaceutical marketing intruded. Pellets were designed to change the internal physiology by reconstructing the hormone levels as close to what a woman or a man would possess in their late thirties or early forties.

Q: Why did you get involved? A: I became involved with pellet therapy at Eisenhower Medical Hospital, in Rancho Mirage, CA, in 1992. I was approached by Dr. Donald McEwen to see if I could help him insert pellets. I agreed but asked, “What are pellets?” This is the exact same response I hear from other doctors every day all over the world. Dr. Donald McEwen was taught by Dr. Greenblatt, so you might say this is only two degrees of separation from the physician who first started working with them in the U.S. The more I spoke and worked with patients the more I realized there was a need to individualize the dose for each patient’s HRT treatment. We all don’t wear the same size shoe, so why would anyone expect everyone to have the same pellet dose? A light bulb went off and I started individualizing patients with their own customized dose, which is widely used today.

Q: Fear not the testosterone pellet! A: The majority of people fear hormones and especially testosterone. What they don’t realize is every human being, including women, needs and makes testosterone. As a matter of fact, women make 300mgm/day when they are in their prime! Testosterone pellets can be used to treat migraines and menstrual headaches. It can be an effective treatment for vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency. In both men and women, testosterone has been shown to increase energy, relieve depression, increase sense of well-being, relieve anxiety and improve memory and concentration. Testosterone pellets can increase lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decrease fat mass. Men and women need continuous adequate levels which can only be achieved with testosterone pellets for optimal mental and physical health and for the prevention of chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, which have been associated with low testosterone levels.

Q: What makes your practice so different than anyone else doing pellets? A: I pioneered an innovative method of customized dosing that provides each patient with a precise amount of the highest quality bio-identical hormone suited to his or her individual needs. Prior to this development, patients were administered a one-size-fits-all generic dose of hormone, which is less effective and can trigger unwanted side effects. Many practices offer bio-identical hormone pellets but do not use our unique patent-pending dosing system based on science. For them it might be guesswork. While often copied but never duplicated, SottoPelle remains the leader in pellet hormone therapy with its ground-breaking science.

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Jim McMahon Throws a Touchdown For Testosterone! “ I have started the pellets and Dr. Tutera and his team are doing great things to help athletes like me.”

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uptown now 45 Captured

A moment in time.

46 Low-Down News to know.

48 Do

6 great events to attend.

50 Calendar

Fun events happening

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53 Out

 Places to watch the Super Bowl.

54 Cuisine

 Talking with David

trendsetters 17 Up Close Karen Puthoff helps others heal through art.

Andrea Evans talks about her In the Pink boutique.

22 Beat Kasten Spethmann is a rebel on the rise.

24 Her Style

Meet Chrissy Sayare.

26 His Style

Meet Gregory Joelson.

28 Noticed

What women wore to events.

72 Seen


Who went where, and what happened. UPTOWN |

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Do you feel your current treatments are just not helping you?

Here are some common patient situations that I see:


“My Prozac worked for a while then stopped working.”

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“My doctor and I have tried several antidepressants, and we can’t seem to find the right one.”

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“Wellbutrin made me feel agitated and angry.”

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Rock your socks.

“I’m taking 2 antidepressants at the same time and getting nowhere.” “Paxil makes me feel emotionally numb.”

59 Shop

“I’ve taken these antidepressants for weeks and I’m not feeling any better.”

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“My Lexapro made my anxiety and depression worse.”


These are all signs of misdiagnosis and mismanagement.

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features 32 Cars for a Cause

Carolyn Mullany-Jackson helps Barrett-Jackson make a positive impact on the community.

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62 Allure

Unmask a new you.

taste 78 Drink Arizona wine winners.

The local low-down from the people in the know.

79 Dish

64 Fashion

80 Dining Giude

Revved up style.

Restaurants to know.

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Beckett’s Table.

FIRST HAND ed note

MICHAEL FITZMAURICE, M.D. Founder of the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute Double Board Certified in both General Surgery and Hand/Microsurgery

MOST EFFECTIVE AND SAFEST TREATMENT FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the nerve in the wrist causing numbness, weakness and/or pain to the hand and wrist. This is one of the most common hand conditions and often causes unnecessary discomfort, even permanent nerve damage if left untreated. The EndoTech® single incision endoscopic release was developed at the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute to provide a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment option with a fast recovery (back to work within 1 week). Patient’s also receive the cutting edge nerve supplement NeuroGen® which reduces inflammation and improves nerve recovery. The combination has proven to provide the most effective treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome and improves recovery faster than any other minimally invasive treatment or open procedures. The Fitzmaurice Hand Institute has special cash price discounts of $1599, which include all surgeon fees, NeuroGen®, consultation and imaging needed such as x-ray or ultrasound for nerve evaluation.


hew. Are you ready for this month? Get ready and take a deep breath, because we guarantee you’ll be on the go every day, with a schedule packed with events. While we have the usual list of typical galas, gatherings, shows and concerts around town, January is also the month where the Valley is home to a variety of signature events, from golf tournaments to car auctions to art shows to yes, this year, the start of Super Bowl week. When I think of all that’s going on, I realize how lucky I am to live here. There are thousands from around the world who will be traveling to our hometown this month to take part in these events. While they’re here, they’ll eat at our amazing restaurants, many of which have topnotch celebrity chefs at the helm. They’ll shop at everywhere from our small boutiques to our top designer stores. They’ll take in the beauty of our majestic mountains and stunning sunsets. And, they’ll stay at our world-renowned resorts. All of this, in our own backyard. As always, this month we’ve tried to bring you the best and the latest of the local happenings. We chatted with Carolyn Mullany-Jackson about this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, and about Barrett-Jackson’s charitable focus for the community–wow, they do a lot! We also have information about many of this month’s events, stories on interesting people and products, the inside scoop on where to head around town, and fun fashions. I look forward to seeing you out and about this month! Enjoy our beautiful city. Yours, Michelle Glicksman Editor-in-Chief Twitter: @MGlicksman

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World Class Hand Surgeon With a passion for helping others

Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice has been performing thousands of minimally-invasive, endoscopic procedures here in Arizona during the last decade. His expertise has provided relief from carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tennis elbow and thumb arthritis. His passion for patient care and innovative techniques have re-defined his specialty, and made him one of the most sought-after hand surgeons in the country. Dr. Fitzmaurice is also a pioneer as well. From personally developing a nourishing line of nutritional supplements to designing patented surgical instrumentation which significantly improves effectiveness and safety, each facet of patient care is constantly reviewed, perfected and provided to his patients. MICHAEL FITZMAURICE, M.D.

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HEALING THROUGH ART Karen Puthoff is working to eradicate the stigma tied to behavioral illness, one artist at a time BY SHANA SCHWARZ PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ

“I’m sorry, I get a little passionate about it,” says Karen Puthoff, as we chat about PSA Art Awakenings. Talk with Puthoff for 10 minutes and there’s no mistaking her commitment to the PSA Behavioral Health Agency, where she serves as deputy CEO. Under continued… JANUARY 2015 |



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up close that group, she helps to oversee several programs that benefit people dealing with behavioral health issues, including the Art Awakenings program. Her journey took a few detours, but she couldn’t be happier to be where she is now. “I had been in behavioral health since 1982 and that was Indiana,” she explains. “My husband’s work brought us to Arizona in 1996. I didn’t work for four years and I didn’t know that I’d ever go back to work. I had worked all my life and even when I was in school I was always working. I was a bit burned out on behavioral health. Then a friend called me and said there’s this really cool art program and it’s right down the road. She said, ‘You’ve got to check this out—people use art to heal from mental health issues and it is the coolest.’ I took this position at half of what I would usually make independently and started as their marketing person. Before I knew it, I was president of Art Awakenings, and now I’m the Deputy CEO of PSA Behavioral Health, which is the parent company.

Art Awakenings is merely one of their programs, but because Art Awakenings is such a glamorous program, it gets most of the attention. They had five locations then and now we’ve grown from five to 13 locations.” With her background in behavioral health, Puthoff has known for years that there is so much more to treating mental illness than traditional treatment. She’s excited to see how the program has grown over the years, and how it has helped so many people. “To walk into a studio you’d have no idea it is a behavioral health provider because we believe in integration and the staff blends in with the participants,” she explains. “We don’t refer to anyone as a patient; we refer to them as artists. If they come to any of our other programs, they are a participant because we don’t want to stigmatize the fact that they just happen to have a mental illness. One in four people are affected by a mental illness. It’s far more common than diabetes



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or heart disease, but still there’s just so much stigma attached to it. It’s a really cool program.” The opportunities for artists in the program are varied to ensure that everyone can find the right medium to express themselves. While many participants paint, others create jewelry or pottery, while others might use music or writing to work through their issues. “You come into the studio and you see someone sitting there drawing and you think that’s all it is, but it’s more than that,” she says. “Everyone is engaged in a curriculum that has a treatment component that is processed throughout the day. They are truly working on their recovery while they are learning a skill that helps them create artwork, and maybe earn their first paycheck that they’ve ever earned in their life. With children it’s primarily art therapy, and with the adults it’s therapeutic expressive art. If one of our staff doesn’t know how to do it, often one of our artists probably does. It’s especially geared towards people where traditional therapy hasn’t worked for them.” Like any good leader, Puthoff is quick to point to those around her as the keys to success. “The thing that makes our program click is the staff,” she says. “The artists have coined a phrase ‘art saves lives.’ When we try to describe what it is that makes the program work, the artists call it the magic. This is where the magic happens—in the studio—because that’s where their recovery journeys begin. I attribute it to the staff. They are all required to have art skills. It really is the staff who connect with the artists, who have the skills, and the expertise to connect with everyone. There are 200 people enrolled in the Downtown studio, so there can be a lot of people in there at any given time, and all of our staff knows the names of every single person in there.” For more information on the program and/or how to purchase the artists’ creations (“My house looks like an Art Awakenings commercial. All but four pieces of art in that house were created by our artists,” laughs Puthoff), visit

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uch like its owner, In The Pink boutique is an eclectic and bubbly breath of fresh air. Owner Andrea Evans’ industry expertise is backed by her degree in fashion merchandising, coupled with a minor in business. After working at In The Pink Boutique (at 4422 E. Camelback Road, Ste. B, Phoenix; www.inthepinkboutique. com), she loved it so much that she bought it. “I loved the ‘girliness’ and atmosphere of the store,” she explains. “People’s reactions when they came in were great. They were always saying this was such a happy place. That kind of stuck with me. “I felt there was never going to be ‘the right time’ to buy a business. I always wanted a store and it was one of those things where I decided to go for it,” she says. Her goals for her boutique are to bring in a younger crowd, and to offer different and unique items for her clients. In The Pink offers gifts and unique décor ranging from lighting, pillows and wall décor to jewelry, candles, bath accessories, and some men’s gifts.


What is a hot, must-have In The Pink item for the New Year? One thing I like to do with decorating is I love changing pillows around on a couch or chair because I feel it can totally change the look of a room. I have pillows in orange and blue right now, and some red ones that are cool. What do you love about owning and operating In The Pink? I love meeting people and helping people. I’ve always been the person who doesn’t receive gifts very well but I love to do gifts for everyone. Having someone excited about what they’re getting for someone else is what I really love about it. Where do you see yourself with this boutique five years from now? I love my location and the size of my store because it’s manageable. The thing I’ve always wanted to do is open another place, maybe in California. But I always want to keep it exclusive—just one here and one in California. UPTOWN |


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MEDICAL ~ SURGICAL ~ COSMETIC LASER ~ BRACHYTHERAPY From skin cancer surgeries to anti-aging treatments, Spectrum Dermatology is recognized as one of Arizona’s leading treatment centers for laser, cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology. Spectrum Dermatology is committed to providing outstanding dermatologic and aesthetic care with state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to help you get the best possible results. We complement our expertise with a warm, caring environment so that your experience with us is always a positive one. We specialize in treating all problems of the skin, hair and nails and offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic, reconstructive and curative techniques in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Kasten Spethmann is only just getting started BY SHANA SCHWARZ PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ


long with her co-founder Frank Cappello, Kasten Spethmann is revolutionizing the beauty industry with her new company, Sophisticated Rebel. Their first product, the Forever Blade (“A flat, sleek, metal lipstick applicator that can be refilled and engraved, and even worn as jewelry, that is about the size of a lighter,” explains Spethmann), is currently available for pre-order. “We joined forces when he was in the middle of trying to design a Swiss Army Knife for women—where each blade was a separate cosmetic necessity,” says Spethmann. “That was a huge project to start off with, so together we decided to focus first on the cornerstone of the makeup industry, and that's what led to a flat-shaped lipstick applicator. Only later did we discover it could be refilled, and that's when we decided to make it out of stainless steel so it could last forever.” Gone are the days when lipstick can only be purchased in a cumbersome tube, much to the delight of any woman who has ever tried to cram beauty products in a clutch. “Also, the flat metal lipstick is just the start,” says Spethmann. “We intend to release the various cosmetic ‘Blades’ of that initial Swiss Army Knife concept.” To pre-order a Forever Blade or keep up with upcoming product launches, visit


What did you have engraved on your Blade? The first engraving I had done was my [first] name. I think my next one will say Perseverance. For gifts I got my best friend one that says Bestie. If they named a lipstick color after you, what would it be called? Resilient. Maybe Resilient Red, Resilient Rouge, Resilient Rose, or just Resilient Rebel. What is Rebel with a Cause? Sophisticated Rebel believes in paying it forward—sharing success, if you will. Rebel with a Cause is the non-profit arm of Sophisticated Rebel. It is a fund that will grant money to people or organizations that embody the Sophisticated Rebel spirit. UPTOWN |


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or Chrissy Sayare, style isn’t just an outfit that she puts on every day—it’s how she lives her life. Every day she gets up in the morning, dresses to impress, and heads to her store To Be Continued... A Consignment Boutique located at The Shops at Hilton Village. Sayare is a big believer in investing in key pieces for her wardrobe and dressing right for her body and lifestyle, which is what she strives to do each day. She tends to mix classic staples in her closet with unique and vintage pieces from her travels. In the summer, you can usually find her in a dress and heels, and in the winter, she mixes it up with leather leggings and classic jackets. But, no matter what season it is, you most likely won’t find her in a pair of sweats or casual wear. Some of Sayare’s favorite brands are Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Chanel. She does love designers, but she also loves a good bargain. In her spare time, she enjoys doing hot yoga, spending time with her husband, shopping, going out to the city’s hottest restaurants, and traveling. Some of her favorite places to travel are Paris, Greece, London and Boston. What are some of your favorite lunch and dinner spots around town? I love going to the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa Montelucia for lunch. It always makes me feel like I am on vacation. For dinner, you can find us at Steak 44, Bianco’s Italian Restaurant, and Slanted Rice in Hilton Village. You mentioned you love Chanel. What is the one piece of Chanel in your closet that you can’t live without? I am a Chanel lover… my necklaces and pins are so easy to wear with almost anything. They raise any mediocre outfit to fabulous. So, I’d say I can’t live without those.


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A Connoisseur of Color Rodney Gentry, Stylist and Color Expert, Sachi Studios

With every new year comes new possibilities; the urge for change, for a fresh start, is nearly universal. And if you’ve heard of master stylist Rodney Gentry, this year you’ll want to start with your hair. His clients could just as easily be called fans, even traveling from other states because they’ll trust no one else with their tresses – and if you talk to any of them, be prepared for some enthusiastic gushing. Renowned for his skill, Gentry has become one of the most sought-after stylists in the Valley. Before relocating to Scottsdale, Gentry owned and operated his own salon in Chicago, where he perfected the techniques for which he’s become legendary. Now located in the Sachi Studios, he brings modern, big-city style, infused with a hearty splash of Midwestern charm that makes clients feel instantly comfortable: a combination which, more often than not, garners an unshakable loyalty. Drawing on years of experience, with a keen eye and attention to detail, Gentry strives to bring out the best in each of his clients, whether doing a routine trim or a dramatic hair makeover. He not only focuses on the style and color, but on restoring the health of the hair to full vitality, strength, and shine. “I don’t skimp when it comes to products,” he says. “I use the highquality stuff. It’s all top of the line.” In Gentry’s capable hands damaged hair doesn’t stand a chance, transforming from dry, frizzy, lackluster locks, often within just a few sessions. Above all, Gentry specializes in color. Highlights are expertly placed to accentuate his clients’ features, color custom-designed to flatter each

ful, but if it’s not part of their lifestyle, they’re not going to be able to maintain it,” he says. For 2015, Gentry forecasts several trends: Salted Caramel Hair Color to Chocolate Truffle hair color, Boho Waves, braids , long ponytails and twists are just a few of the things we can look forward to. And he’ll be bringing these styles – and more – to the Valley, with the kind of pride and expertise he’s become.

unique skin tone. He uses innovative methods and premium products (enzyme-based, rather than damaging peroxides) to ensure perfect results every time, and stays updated on the latest advances in the industry in order to keep clients trendy and cuttingedge. “The key to success is education,” he says. Gentry’s clientele achieve not only a fabulous look and healthier hair, but a style which can be easily managed and replicated outside the salon. His goal is to leave each person feeling as amazing every day as they do when they leave his side – because every style has to work in the real world. To do this, he takes the time to learn about their daily lives, ensuring plenty of one-onone time by never double-booking. “You can give them something beauti-

Contact Rodney Gentry at 480.639.2000 or via his website,, or visit him inside the Sachi Studios at 10201 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 28, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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GREGORY JOELSON L Extensive travels influenced his world-class style BY SHANA SCHWARZ PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ

ife has come full circle for former San Francisco 49er Gregory Joelson, who now lives in the Valley again decades after graduating from Arizona State University. He and his wife were both student athletes (football and swimming, respectively), and are now busy getting a new business opportunity up and running. “My wife and I now have two new Papa Murphy’s Pizza locations open and operating in the Phoenix area,” explains Joelson. “We are really excited to be part of a new and wonderful community.” Joelson, who has lived in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Seoul, Korea, has a style that reflects his background and love of travel. “As I think about it, sometimes I tend to wear items that could be described as a bit unconventional, almost bohemian,” he says. “Simple and understated in nature, somehow coordinated, but occasionally amplified with a little embellishment. Maybe that’s a result of living in a variety of cities and countries for so many years.” If you see an especially sharply dressed man behind a Papa Murphy’s counter, now you’ll know why. Be sure to say hi. Who is your fashion inspiration? That would have to be my dad. He always looks sharp. He always looks very stylish and very classy. In fact, you’ll find several of his items in my closet. Sorry, Dad… What do you like to do on the weekend? When I’m not in the stores mixing dough or greeting our patrons, you can always find me with my family. My wife and I have a 2-year old daughter, Teagan. I never dreamt that a little tea party could be so much fun. Are there fashion rules you never break? I’ve never given that much thought since I’m pretty open to a lot of styles. But, as I consider the question, I have never purchased an item that has their label on display. I won’t wear it.



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The Jackson family has been making the Valley a better place for decades now, as their auctions and other events always have a strong emphasis on philanthropy. The newest member of the family, Carolyn, married Craig Jackson just over two years ago, and jumped right in to keep that momentum going. “I was born and raised in Manhattan,” says Mullany-Jackson of the life that brought her to this point. “My career in finance took me from Wall Street to San Francisco. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I moved to Jackson Hole, Wyo. for two years before real estate projects brought me to Las Vegas, and it was through that career that Craig and I connected.” “Craig and I met in 2008,” she says of her now-husband. “Mutual friends set us up on a date. I was extremely busy and he was busy. It’s kind of a running joke between us.” The two didn’t reconnect for two years. Naturally, it was over work. “We reconnected in 2010 when I was working with Las Vegas headliner Danny Gans’ estate after his sudden passing. The estate wanted to sell the home in a quiet manner. In touring the property, they opened the door to an incredible garage and said they didn’t know what to do with this remarkable car collection.

“I immediately thought that Barrett-Jackson would be a great way to handle that, so I reached out to Craig. It was a wonderful experience that provided some closure to the family. The sale of that collection is what connected us–we dated immediately and we were engaged within the first year.” From there, Carolyn has been by Craig’s side as they work together to grow what his family built. “I can’t help but take an interest in his business,” she says. “When we first started to date, I was fascinated with the auction business, from the live-event production to the television component. It’s been very rewarding and interesting. I have tremendous respect when I look at people who have been at Barrett-Jackson for decades. What they do and how they do their work is very impressive to me. And I love the charitable component of the auction. I have often described our Scottsdale auction as a task that is both Herculean and Sisyphean. I am always in awe of the work that the team at BarrettJackson does, and I am honored to work alongside them.” Though the whole Jackson family has always supported local and

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national charities, it was Craig’s late mother, Nellie Jackson, whose commitment to giving back initially inspired the rest. One such group that she loved to support is one that is helping to eradicate child abuse. “Nellie Jackson was a staunch supporter of Childhelp, as was her son Brian Jackson,” says Jackson. “Twelve years ago it was Linda Pope and Michelle Robson who approached Nellie and Craig about the concept of Drive the Dream. Barrett-Jackson hosted the Drive the Dream Gala for a decade, and last year marked the inaugural year for the Nellie Jackson award. Barrett-Jackson is schedule to sell a charity car in support of Childhelp this year.”

Recently, Craig and Carolyn Jackson co-chaired The Sound of Speed (, an event benefiting the Phoenix Symphony. It drew some of the greatest names in philanthropy and sports, including Jeff Gordon, who unveiled a car he will be selling at Barrett-Jackson this month for charity–the Jeff Gorden Children’s Foundation.  “When we were approached about working on an event with the Phoenix Symphony, we could not help but think that it was a project that Nellie Jackson would have loved. The Sound of Speed was an ambitious, first-of-its kind event. We had the privilege of co-chairing the event with Melanie and Rob Walton, UPTOWN |


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and Nan and C.A. Howlett. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Jim Ward and Katie Cobb and their team at the Phoenix Symphony. “We loved it and the Symphony was extremely pleased. We just solidified with the Phoeninx Symphony that we are doing it again next year. It was awe-inspiring to see how the evening came together and to see how the car community in Arizona came out to support the event. One of the goals of The Sound of Speed was to expose people to the Symphony who might not attend the Symphony. Numerous people said they were moved to tears by some of the video tributes; I just loved to hear that. I’m looking incredibly forward to doing it again next year. “I do like that aspect where we

really try to carry on Craig’s family’s legacy, especially his mother’s. It’s an honor to further the support for these causes, especially the ones that were important to Nellie Jackson.” In addition to supporting the arts, there are several charities that are chosen each year by BarrettJackson as beneficiaries of certain car sales proceeds.  “This year, the Ron Pratte collection is selling the Futurliner. It’s a concept vehicle that was built by GM. Pratte is tremendously charitable and he is donating 100 percent of the proceeds of that vehicle to the Armed Forces Foundation. There are certain moments that will be tear-jerkers, and that’s one of them.”

A veteran who served with the US Army’s 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam during 1968, Pratte will donate all proceeds from the Futurliner to the Armed Forces Foundation. The organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists, military families and veterans. The AFF covers travel, hotel rooms, home mortgages, car payments and daily expenses for families so they can stay at a loved one’s side during treatment and recovery from wounds suffered in war. “Military veterans, especially wounded warriors, deserve our appreciation and our support,” says Pratte. “Their continued sacrifices give Americans the freedom to build happy, productive lives. With the help of the great team at Barrett-Jackson, I look forward to raising funds that will make AFF’s mission a success.” “Another locally based charity that we are actively involved in is TGen. In 2010, Craig established the Russ and Brian Jackson Cancer Research Fund at TGen in honor of his father and brother, whose lives were both cut short by colon cancer. Craig’s vision will enable TGen scientists and physicians to accelerate the development of new diagnostic tests and JANUARY 2015 |



therapies for patients battling colon and prostate cancer.” From exciting sales to big donations to charity, there are exciting times to be had at each auction.  “There are so many moments,” says Mullany-Jackson when asked for a favorite memory. “Attending an auction can be an emotional roller coaster. You can see these sales that are incredibly meaningful; there’s history attached with cars so each sale is so personal. It’s so hard to pinpoint one moment. “The one moment that always strikes a chord with me personally is that Craig proposed at the auction. He blindsided me and then announced our engagement at the closing of an auction on live television. My parents called me and my father’s first question was, ‘Does he not have our telephone number?’ My parents were watching the auction and that’s how they found out I was engaged! I was mortified because I’m rather shy and Craig is the one that’s always on camera. You’ll never see me near Craig when he is on the stage. At that moment I was walking past and he pulled me back in and I had no idea he was going to do that.” She may have been embarrassed, but it’s certainly a happy memory, one that she won’t soon forget, and one that may never be topped.  The Barrett-Jackson Auction will take place from Jan. 10-18 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Visit for more details.


Who knows the best local spots, the must-see sites, and the hidden gems in the Valley better than those who recommend them all the time? Yes, we’re talking about concierges. To get the inside scoop, we reached out to some of the best in the city. Read on for their top picks.

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At Royal Palms Resort and Spa (….

TALKING WITH: Mona Mellegard, lead concierge YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 6 1/2 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Always our own Mix Up Bar first, but there are too many to just choose one. However, many of the restaurants such as Wildfish, Central Bistro, etc., have a great happy hour. STEAKHOUSES: Mastro’s City Hall, Steak 44, J&G, and Donovan’s Steakhouse, as they are close by, and a few of them also offer complimentary transportation for our guests. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: T. Cook’s first and foremost. However, if a guest has eaten here and wants to venture out, I suggest Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback, Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, A Different Point of View, and many more depending on their needs and the atmosphere they are looking for. DINNER LOCALES: Oh, too many, as we have such fantastic choices today for dining in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Having been here now for over 35 years, I have seen the culinary experience grow, and take such phenomenal shape. It is a true pleasure to send guests to dining spots in our city today. MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: If guests are looking for something out of the ordinary, and what I would call “foodies,” I would send them to Crudo, FnB or Virtù, as I call these restaurants “innovative cuisine.” BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Again, this depends on the guest’s age and needs. They are always safe to go down to the Entertainment District in Scottsdale, as you can find almost everything there. PLACE TO GOLF: Being a golfer myself, I love to question the guest on what type of experience they are looking for. If they need something fast and easy, I send them to The Phoenician or to Camelback. If they have a car, and want to experience something unique, I send them to We-Ko-Pa, Quintero or to the TPC Scottsdale. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: Desert Botanical Garden, Taliesin West and Pueblo Grande Museum. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: The MIM [Musical Instrument Museum], Phoenix Art Museum, or a food tour of Downtown Phoenix. (I did this a few years ago, and was blown away by the guide and the history of Phoenix). We do also have a food tour in Scottsdale which is fun. I would also not miss taking a tour, or driving to Apache Trail, to see a bit more of the surrounding area. Also Cave Creek/Carefree if you want some Western experience.

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At The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (…

TALKING WITH: David Lange, concierge/hotel marketing team leader YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 4 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Sapporo is a good start to the evening for drinks and appetizers. Right here at the Westin Kierland, guests can enjoy a cocktail on the patio along with music nightly from the bagpiper—it’s a great place to unwind and enjoy the sunset. Zipps, which has multiple locations, is also well known for their many TVs, drink specials, and cheap pizza slices. STEAKHOUSES: Dominick’s Steakhouse at Scottsdale Quarter has an upstairs seating area with a pool located in the middle, which makes for an elegant ambiance. Mastro’s Steakhouse in North Scottsdale has impeccable service and steak selections. Pinnacle Peak Patio is a more traditional steakhouse with Western roots. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback is nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain and has spectacular views. It was my choice for Valentine’s Day two years ago. Deseo at the Westin Kierland features a Nuevo Latino menu with fresh ceviches and seafood, along with an intimate and unique atmosphere. DINNER LOCALES: El Chorro has an exquisite outdoor setting overlooking our gorgeous mountain ranges. Kai Restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort is a fine dining experience that is second to none. And, a window view at Different Point of View at Tapatio Cliffs overlooks the skyline of Downtown Phoenix. MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: Alice Cooperstown in Downtown Phoenix is a fun mix of sports and rock ’n’ roll memorabilia, but also has tasty wings. It’s the ideal spot to go before a baseball or basketball game. La Fonda Del Sol in Scottsdale is a traditional Mexican restaurant with a true Southwestern feel. BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Old Town/Downtown Scottsdale is the place to be for nightlife. A couple of the more popular spots there are The Mint and El Hefe. For a bit more tame evening, the iPic movie theater at Scottsdale Quarter is a state-of-the-art cinema that offers in-theater beverage and dining service. PLACE TO GOLF: Being an avid golfer, I have had a “Top 5 list” for a while. [My favorites are] Troon North, The Boulders, Kierland Golf Club, We-Ko-Pa, and Whirlwind Golf Club. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: The Cave Creek/Carefree area is an Old West-themed location that is ideal for jewelry shopping, horseback riding, and country bars. It gives you a sense of old Arizona and reveals how much the Valley has changed. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: I think hiking in Phoenix and Scottsdale is a must.



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At the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (

TALKING WITH: Susy Alpert, concierge YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 8 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Onyx patio for sunset! The Living Room at DC Ranch, Dominick’s Steakhouse at Scottsdale Quarter, Bink’s Scottsdale. STEAKHOUSES: Talavera, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Dominick’s Steakhouse. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: Talavera, T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms, Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback, Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort, Virtù Honest Craft (patio). DINNER LOCALES: Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland Commons, DC Ranch, La Mirada. BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Jade Bar at Sanctuary [on Camelback], Saddlebag Trail in Old Town Scottsdale, Kelly’s at SouthBridge. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Old Town Scottsdale for the galleries and Southwestern souvenirs, Tom’s Thumb trailhead for the spectacular hikes and beautiful desert beauty. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: Hike! The Valley is blessed with gorgeous hiking trails for all ability levels. Also, horseback riding, jeep tour, hot air ballooning.

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At the Arizona Biltmore (…

TALKING WITH: Julie Baxter, concierge YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 18 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Frank & Albert’s, Roaring Fork, Wildfish. STEAKHOUSES: Mastro’s City Hall, Steak 44, Donovan’s Steakhouse. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: Wright’s [at the Biltmore], Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, T. Cook’s. DINNER LOCALES: El Chorro, L’Amore, North Arcadia, Grassroots. MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: Vincent’s Bistro, The Salt Cellar, Tee Pee Mexican Food. BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Mastro’s City Hall, Ocean Club, Eli’s American Grill. PLACE TO GOLF: We-Ko-Pa. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: Carefree/Cave Creek, Old Town Scottsdale, Desert Botanical Garden, Taliesin West. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: Hiking.



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At the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix (

TALKING WITH: Kimberly Hillson, guest relations/concierge YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 15 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Bistro 24 at The Ritz-Carlton has “5-45,” which are five delicious bites for $5—it’s a fantastic place to unwind after work and you can’t beat the price for the quality of the food and cocktails. Also, Christopher’s Restaurant has one of the best happy hours in town—Chef Christopher Gross has a delectable array of nibbles that you can pair with 1/2-off a glass of wine from their award-winning list.    STEAKHOUSES: Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse.   PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: Sitting on the patio of Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, taking in the view at Elements, or having a picnic at South Mountain Park & Preserve.   DINNER LOCALES: Sit at the bar at Dick’s Hideaway and watch them make the Carne Adovada you’ll want to devour. And, Chef Mark Tarbell just celebrated 20 years with his namesake restaurant, Tarbell’s—locals can hope for 20 more years of comfort food.   MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: I love to support local produce, products, and the chefs that work their magic: Kai, FnB, Posh, and the tasting menu at Binkley’s.    BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: For local flavor you can’t beat Handlebar J’s, or Rusty Spur [Saloon].   PLACE TO GOLF: For beautiful desert views and serious golf, We-Ko-Pa, or Dinosaur Mountain at Gold Canyon.   MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: The world’s only global musical instrument museum, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). Or, take a drive to experience the history of Jerome or Bisbee.   ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: Watching the sunset in Sedona.

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At the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (

TALKING WITH: Trish Wagner, director of VIP & concierge cervices YEARS AS A CONCIERGE: 3 HAPPY HOUR SPOTS: Two at the Fairmont: Bourbon Steak: 5-9:30 p.m. (the longest happy hour) and La Hacienda! Tommy Bahama for top-notch cocktails. STEAKHOUSES: Bourbon Steak and Toro at the Fairmont. I also enjoy Eddie V’s, as well as Mastro’s Steakhouse at La Mirada Center. PLACES FOR A ROMANTIC MEAL: We have three wonderful options here on property, La Hacienda, Toro, and Bourbon Steak. Café Monarch in Old Town Scottsdale has a lovely romantic patio. DINNER LOCALES: La Hacienda, El Chorro, and T. Cook’s. A casual favorite is La Grande Orange. MOST UNIQUE FOOD SPOTS: Toro at the Fairmont. BEST NIGHTLIFE SPOTS: Depending on the taste of the guest, we suggest Top Golf, Blue Martini, or Whiskey Row. PLACE TO GOLF: The TPC [Scottsdale], which just recently redesigned and enhanced their entire Stadium course, Grayhawk, and Troon North. MUST-SEE LOCAL PLACES: Locally, the Desert Botanical Garden, Taliesin West, the Heard Museum, and the Apache Trail. A trip into Cave Creek for a taste of the Old West is fun with children. If guests have more time I strongly suggest a helicopter tour to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. ONE MUST-DO THING/EXPERIENCE IN THE VALLEY: I believe one should experience a sunrise or sunset out in the desert either in a hot air balloon, on a hike of one of our fabulous mountains, or dining on the patio of a restaurant in Cave Creek.



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“WHAT WAS THE MOST UNUSUAL REQUEST YOU’VE RECEIVED AS A CONCIERGE?” “Almost every concierge will tell you they have countless unusual requests, comical adventures, and outlandish tales to tell. One of my favorites is the request I received from a guest to help him find where country singer Waylon Jennings is buried. The guest was a huge fan and wanted to pay his respects—this is when I discovered the site, and was surprised to find out he is buried in Mesa.”—Kimberly Hillson, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix “At a moment’s notice, I was asked by the bride, in my uniform and all, to be her matron of honor at the wedding ceremony held at our hotel gardens. Interestingly enough, the couple has returned several time to celebrate their anniversary with me.” —Julie Baxter, Arizona Biltmore “The guest wanted to know where they could purchase a Hardingfele (fiddle)?”—Trish Wagner, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess “A few years ago, I had a gentleman who wanted some very, very unusual candles (20 of them) in their room on arrival, and they cost $87 each. It took me a few days to hunt down this many. With a little help of the Special Services person at Barneys New York, we got it in time for the arrival.”—Mona Mellegard, Royal Palms Resort & Spa “We had a very high profile guest who requested to land his private 747 at the Grand Canyon!”—Susy Alpert, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North “When the College Football BCS National Championship Game was held here a few years back, I had an Oregon fan ask for numerous front row/50 yard line tickets. Needless to say, those tickets were very expensive. I was able to secure his tickets, but being a huge fan of the sport myself, I was shocked that somebody could spend so much money with the chance of being on the losing side. Unfortunately for the guest, he was on that side.”—David Lange, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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6 Facts to Know About the Super Bowl


The number of miles (the equivalent of 111 football fields!) that the University of Phoenix stadium seats would stretch if set in a straight line.


Cultural Kudos

Local residents flock to Space 55 for new and innovative theatre performances. And the word is out. In fact, the theatre was just honored with a 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award for being an outstanding leader that contributes to the cultural richness of Phoenix. “Space 55 is honored to be recognized with such a remarkable award,” says Shawna Franks, Space 55’s founding producing artistic director. “Our talented ensemble has always been privileged to bring compelling and cutting-edge theatre to life. It is marvelous that our peers and the City of Phoenix have come to agree with our audiences.” 636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix;

The number of blocks of Super Bowl Central, the pedestrian-friendly fan campus created in Downtown Phoenix.



$4 billion has been infused into a new downtown development (retail, the Phoenix Convention center, 20 miles of light rail, hotel and restaurants) since the 2008 Super Bowl.



Super Art

Meet Charles Fazzino, the official Super Bowl artist. He’s commemorated every Super Bowl for the past 14 years, and is an officially licensed artist of the NFL and MLB. He’s also created official artwork for other high-profile events, including the Olympics, Grammy Awards, and more. This year, he’s offering a few unique pieces of art, including this print, which ranges from $25 for an unsigned poster of the piece to $5,750 for a full-sized, hand-painted Super Bowl XLIX football helmet with the image. All of his Super Bowl artwork is available at, as well onsite at the NFL Shop and The NFL Experience Engineered by GMC at the Phoenix Convention Center from Jan. 24-Feb. 1.

The number of footballs used for the Super Bowl.

100,000 The number of visitors expected to be in town for the Super Bowl.



Super Bowl weekend is expected to bring more than $500 million to Arizona’s economy. Source: Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee

Luxe Locale

All those galas and gatherings we have here in town will soon have a new space to consider as their locale, come February when the new Chateau Luxe opens its doors. Deepika Bhalla, the owner, recently announced plans for the multimillion-dollar event space, which is being designed and built by the award-winning luxury builder Chaves AIA. The venue will offer 50,000 square feet, and have opulent touches such as terrazzo tile and custom designed chandeliers. There will be two ballrooms, an outdoor space, chapel, and state-of-the-art kitchen with a renowned chef. 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix; UPTOWN |


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44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

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Jan. 10-18, times vary This year’s Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction will once again offer an incredible array of automobiles across the auction block, including the sale of the Ron Pratte Collection. There will also be related events, memorabilia, and concerts, including one by country music artists Rodney Atkins and Thompson Square. Ticket prices vary by day and time.

Jan. 26-Feb. 1, times vary “The Greatest Show on Grass” is back! This year’s tournament will again be held at the TPC Scottsdale. Get ready to watch some great golf at this see-and-be-seen event. There are also nightly concerts at the Coors Light Birds Nest, including Darius Rucker and Kid Rock. Tournament general admission: $30; Birds Nest general admission: $50.

Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Legends for Charity

Jan. 11, 9 a.m. This event offers an intimate display of exceptional vintage automobiles, displayed on the inner lawns of the Arizona Biltmore. The event features 20 judged classes, and John Carlson will once again be serving as chief judge. The event benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona. $75.

Jan. 29, 5 p.m. This event will honor FOX Sports announcer Joe Buck with the 2015 Pat Summerall Award. The award will be presented by CBS Sports broadcaster Jim Nantz. The dinner, a main Super Bowl event, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, the NFL’s Headquarters Hotel for Super Bowl XLIX, and will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $200.

Barrow Grand Ball 2015

Taste of the NFL

Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. This year marks the 50th anniversary for this legendary black-tie gala, where attendees will enjoy dinner and dancing. Held at the Arizona Biltmore, this event by the Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation raises funds for Barrow Neurological Institute. $1,500 for two seats.

Jan. 31, 7 p.m. This “Party With a Purpose” will be a star-studded evening featuring exceptional cuisine; prominent chefs from around the country; NFL players, coaches, and legends; and more, all to support the fight against hunger. Held at WestWorld, there will also be a silent auction and entertainment. $700.

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Q&A WITH SHAHE KOLLOUKIAN, OWNER OF MAZVO AUTO CAR CARE CENTER Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: a meek damsel in distress, standing over her steaming car engine on the side of the road, pacing in confusion while on her cell phone. We’ve all seen this tired old scene on TV and in movies. For decades, the world of cars has been one of the most clichéd in terms of gender stereotyping – a bastion of male competence where women are perceived as helpless, dithering drivers, ripe to be overcharged and oversold. In short, ripped off! But Shahe Kolloukian, owner of Mazvo Auto Car Care Center – a full-service repair facility – has made it his mission to change this. With a clientele that is 82% female, Mazvo strives to educate its customers so that they understand the fundamentals of auto repair, while providing a personal service experience like no other. “Even if you’re not ‘into’ cars, it’s important for women to equip themselves with some basic knowledge about their vehicles,” says Shahe. We caught up with Shahe to get a few pointers and asked him an all-important question: what should we look for in an auto repair shop, and how can we get past our fear of being swindled? The most important thing you can do right from the start, he recommends, is to ask plenty of questions and expect answers. “This will let the facility know that you’re on top of what you’re about to be told,” he says. “The goal is to build a relationship built on communication and trust so that you can continue to do business with one repair facility instead of the ‘cou-

pon of the week.’” Some questions Shahe suggests: • Ask how old their equipment is • Ask if the facility is fully insured • Ask about the credentials of their technicians • Ask if their invoices itemize parts and labor for all repairs • Request a tour of the shop Additionally, says Shahe, a good auto repair shop will listen to your concerns. “If they don’t listen first, they’re basically telling you that you don’t know what you’re talking about,” he advises. “Your mechanic is like a doctor; it’s important to have a

clear line of communication. Listening is one of the most important aspects of my business.” Shahe’s tips: • Explain why you brought your vehicle in • Understand the repair shop’s hourly rate • Clarify what the diagnosis is going to cost • Make sure to go for ride with the technician so that they can see and hear what you’re concerned about, rather than assuming what they hear is what you’re talking about Shahe believes that a little automotive education goes a long way, which is why he and his staff are so committed to helping clients really understand what’s being done. “You will be amazed at how just a few pointers about the workings of your vehicle can make a huge impact on how you deal with your car repairs,” he says. Armed with the right questions to ask, you can be sure you’re making the best decisions – and not being underestimated in the process.

Mazvo Auto Care Center | 4610 North 7th Street, Phoenix | 602-248-8711 or

do from a country music's poster child, himself. $60-$110. 7 p.m. AUTOMOBILIA AUCTION OF TOMMY SPARKS' ESTATE Jan. 8, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal Tommy Sparks built high performance engines, created one of the first hot Willys drag cars in 1954, and has an impressive collection of over 40 classic cars that continue to be used in Hollywood films today. No wonder he is coined as the best “flathead builder of his time.” For all you Valley gearheads, you will have a chance to bid on hundreds of items from Sparks' personal automobilia collection. Rev your engines and bring those bid markers because this is one hot rod of an event. Public viewing of the estate starts on Wed., Jan. 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and again at 9 a.m. on Thurs. The auction begins at 11 a.m.

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY Jan. 2, Public Market The latest food craze is rolling into town... literally! Head to the Public Market on Pierce Street, where the finest mobile vendors in the city turn the parking lot into an amazing food court. Live entertainment and local vendors will accompany the food trucks, as well. Come hungry—there will be plenty of options to select from. Free to attend; food and wares available for purchase. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. THE TEXAS TENORS Jan. 2, Symphony Hall Back by popular demand, The Texas Tenors are riding into town to perform with The Phoenix Symphony. These good ol’ boys from America's Got Talent combine their personal charisma and powerful harmonies in a mixture of country, contemporary, and operatic favorites. Watch them perform songs like their original hit “You Should Dream,” favorites “Nessun Dorma” and “God Bless the USA,” and new surprises like “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera. $18$83. WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY Jan. 4, Celebrity Theatre Willie Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor and activist. The critical success of his earlier albums like Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in the country music industry. Nelson has truly redefined music, and has amazed audiences at a global level for over half a century. The multi-award winning artist and Hall of Fame inductee will perform live once again here in the Valley. This is your chance to experience country music


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Jan. 13-18, ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, one of the most enduring shows of all time. This irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son, retells the story of Joseph, his 11 brothers, and the coat of many colors. This magical show is full of unforgettable songs including “Those Canaan Days,” “Any Dream Will Do,” and “Close Every Door.” You will be tapping your foot along with every tune. 7:30 p.m. $28-$143.



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BÖSENDORFER PIANO COMPETITION Jan. 11, Symphony Hall The Phoenix Symphony partners once again with Bösendorfer, one of the world’s oldest and most well-known piano manufacturers, and ASU’s School of Music, for the 7th Biannual Bösendorfer Piano Competition Finals. Witness rising star pianists from around the world as they compete to win $15,000, a guest artist contract with The Phoenix Symphony, and performance opportunities at the Bösendorfer National Concert Series. Join in the excitement and anticipation as the next Bösendorfer International Piano Competition winner is chosen. 7:30 p.m. $11-$19. GOODING AND COMPANY SCOTTSDALE AUCTIONS Jan. 14-17, Scottsdale Fashion Square Classic cars of many styles and from many eras will be on view at this auction event, which is celebrating its sixth year. Times vary by day. $40. 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS Jan. 14-Feb. 1, Phoenix Theatre 2 Pianos 4 Hands is a comedic tale of childhood friends in pursuit of the same ultimate goal: concert pianist stardom. Featuring music from Bach to Billy Joel, two actors, two pianos and over a dozen characters, Phoenix Theatre’s stage will play host to this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being a truly extraordinary musician. For all those big dreamers in the Valley, this awe-inspiring show has your name written all over it. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-$75. ICONS OF STYLE VINTAGE FASHION AUCTION Jan. 15, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal Lush fabrics, iconic handbags, dazzling costume jewelry and accessories, oh my! Icons of Style Vintage Fashion Auction hosted at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal commemorates outfits worn to Lyndon B. Johnson's presidential inaugural address and ball. Additionally, hundreds of vintage fashion treasures and ensembles will be accompanying the auction. Here is your

do Guys and Dolls, Camelot, Ragtime, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun and The Light in the Piazza, along with favorites like “If I Loved You,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Somewhere,” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.” This is a concert for the heart. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $18$33.

chance to claim a timeless piece of fashion as your own. A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated towards a scholarship fund to benefit fashion students at Mesa Community College’s Fashion Merchandising and Design program. 11 a.m. HISTORIC UPTOWN Jan. 15, a Phoenix home Join The Phoenix Symphony for its second Young Professionals Party of the season. Take in the beauty of the equestrian bridle path with the tree lined streets at this charming central Phoenix home. There will be tasty bites provided by Noca, featuring seasonal local organic produce with a Modern American twist, and a musical performance by The Brahms Clarinet Quintet, led by Alexander Laing, principal clarinet. The event is limited to 50 guests. $75. 6 p.m. ASU ORIGINS WITH ALAN ALDA AND LAWRENCE KRAUSS Jan. 15, Orpheum Theatre Looking for a thought-provoking, intimate lecture? Look no further. Join screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for an evening of conversation for the inaugural Origins Project Dialogue. The conversation discusses the significance of art and science in our lives. The men will host an unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy, and the role of science and creativity in our society. Bring that noggin of yours because a Q&A will take place after the lecture. 7 p.m. $9-$50.

PATTON OSWALT Jan. 24, Stand Up Live Patton Oswalt flourishes in all areas of entertainment—from motion pictures to guest star performances, he never ceases to amazes national and global audiences with his knowledge and wit. Oswalt tours regularly and extensively, and now he will be in the Valley to shed light on popular culture and nerd culture, using observational comedy and surreal humor. Oh, and Oswalt was also the voice of the culinary rat, Remy, from Ratatouille! 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $30.

6th Annual Ikebana Exhibit Jan. 29-Feb. 1, Japanese Friendship Garden

THE O'JAYS Jan. 15, Celebrity Theatre “People all over the world join hands.” That's right, the “Love Train” is making a stop in the Valley of the Sun. American R&B and Funk trio, The O'Jays, will perform this classic song, as well as countless others, when they perform at the Celebrity Theatre. So grab your platforms and tease your hair because The O'Jays will take you back to the era of disco. 8:30 p.m. $40-$80.

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is subtle, sensitive, sophisticated and meditative. Enjoy beautiful art creations that embellish the serenity of strolling in a garden in the middle of Downtown Phoenix, $5. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

22ND ANNUAL BIG MARICOPA COUNTY HOME & GARDEN SHOW Jan. 16-18, Arizona State Fairgrounds 'Tis the season to revamp your life–starting with your home. Stop by the 22nd Annual Big Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, which features more than 1,000 exhibit spaces showcasing home improvement companies. Attendees can gain tips and tricks on interior design from experts, stroll through landscape displays and a product marketplace; and attend seminars on remodeling, decorating and gardening. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5.

old-fashioned murder mysteries. 1 p.m. $49$72.

MURDER FOR TWO Jan. 18, Herberger Theatre Center Produced by Arizona Theatre Company, Murder for Two harmoniously blends music with mayhem and murder. The comedic 90-minute tour-de-force contains two performers who play 13 roles. This witty and whimsical show pays homage to

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Jan. 23, Celebrity Theatre They won our hearts over with hits like “Oh, What a Night,” and “Working My Way Back to You.” That's right, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will perform these nostalgic tunes and many more this month at the Celebrity Theatre. Here is your chance to experience The Jersey Boys in the flesh. 8 p.m. $69$129. BROADWAY ROMANCE Jan. 23 and 24, Symphony Hall Love is in the air! All right, it isn't February quite yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get an early start celebrating Valentine's Day. Join The Phoenix Symphony and the stars of Broadway as they sing their way through Tony Award-winner Ted Sperling’s guide to the greatest love stories from Broadway musicals. Hear music from West Side Story, Girl Crazy, Follies,

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EPICURIAD FOOD, WINE & CRAFT BEER PAIRING Jan. 24, Musical Instrument Museum Fulfilling the Valley’s position as one of America’s “best foodie cities,” this year’s Epicuriad Food, Wine & Craft Beer Pairings Event at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) includes an exciting face-off event between two local celebrity chefs, a large sampling of food, and craft beer and wine from 60 chefs, breweries and vineyards. Proceeds from the event benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital’s brain cancer research. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $95-$150. BOLSHOI BALLET: LA BAYADÈRE Jan. 25, Phoenix Art Museum Marius Petipa’s choreography, here in a new scenic version by Yuri Grigorovich, is exquisite. The scene known as “The Kingdom of the Shades” is one of the most celebrated in the history of ballet. Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet to life. The story follows the impossible love between Nikiya and Solor, and is set against the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India. $15$18. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS & PITBULL Jan. 29, U.S. Airways Center A dynamite doubleheader show–the King of Latin Pop, Enrique Iglesias, and Miami rapper, Pitbull, join forces to deliver one sexy and upbeat performance. For a high-energy, fun experience with two of the music industry's most acclaimed stars, purchase your tickets today. 7:30 p.m. $36-$503. HASHKNIFE PONY EXPRESS Jan. 30, Marshall Way Bridge Celebrate the Old West and a Valley tradition at high noon when the Hashknife Pony Express thunders into town. More than two dozen members of the Navajo County Sheriff’s Posse participate in this 200-mile horseback trek. They start in Holbrook and end up at the Hashknife sculpture on Scottsdale’s Marshall Way Bridge, delivering 20,000 letters by horseback. The arrival is the traditional kickoff to Parada del Sol celebrations. Free. Noon.


AN NFL “THEME PARK” The Super Bowl goes interactive with this unique theme park experience BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN


eady for a theme park like no other? Welcome to the NFL Experience Engineered by GMC, the NFL’s interactive “theme park.” Set in 850,000 square feet of space, the event offers a variety of experiences, including participatory games (think the chance to pass like a pro or take a shot at kicking a game-winning field goal), youth football clinics, and autograph sessions with NFL players.

If You Go…

WHAT: NFL Experience Engineered by GMC WHEN: Jan. 24-Feb. 1, hours vary WHERE: Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix COST: Adults: $35; children 12 and under: $20. Family packages also available. NFLXtra is additional. INFORMATION:



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You can also get a glimpse of Radio Row at the Bridgestone Fan Gallery, as well as learn about the history of the game, get an up-close look at all past Super Bowl championship rings—and, yes, have the opportunity to snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Looking for some fan gear? A 30,000-square-foot NFL Shop will offer official NFL limited edition Super Bowl XLIX merchandise and NFL products. “The National Football League is pleased to return to Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX. Fans visiting NFL Experience Engineered by GMC will discover an event that, like the Super Bowl, is bigger and more exciting than ever before,” says NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O’Reilly. Touchdown!



he Super Bowl is almost here, but most of us won’t be lucky enough to score one of the hottest tickets in town. If you’re not at the game, picking where you are planning to watch it can be just as important as the game itself. Here are some great options if you want to venture out of the house. Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill might be just the place any sports fan is looking for to grab a seat to watch the big game. The self-proclaimed Game Day Central for sports fans, Half Moon is full of HD televisions and a state-of-art audiovisual system. Big game day food and drink specials include a $6.99 breakfast special, $12 bottomless mimosas, $23 for a twotopping pizza and domestic pitcher, $23 for Four Chicago Dogs & a Bucket of Old Style Beer, and more! 2121 E. Highland Ave, Phoenix; 602.977.2700; Forge Pizza at Union Biltmore offers an intimate setting and delicious wood-fired pizzas, perfect for the NFL’s biggest game. Forge also offers other tasty items like cheese curds, and of course, plenty of ice-cold beer to enjoy

THE BIG GAME— FOOTBALL OR A REASON TO EAT & PARTY? Where will you watch the big game? We’ve got suggestions BY GRETCHEN PAHIA

while watching the game on Forge’s large TV. 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.955.0334; If you are looking for something a little bit more upscale, why not check out Del Frisco’s Grille? Del Frisco’s features an amazing bar and rooftop JANUARY 2015 |



patio with televisions and gorgeous views of Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak. There are plenty of cocktail options to enjoy while watching the game, and a variety of delicious food options. 2425 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.466.2890; phoenix. If the whole family is coming along for the party, a good place to check out for all ages is Zipps Sports Grill, Arcadia. While this is a chain restaurant, there is plenty on the menu for kids and adults—and certainly plenty of televisions to keep everyone’s eyes on the big game at all times. There are plenty of seats for parties of all sizes, and the restaurant is very family-friendly, making Zipps a good choice for those bringing everyone along to enjoy the sports fun. 3647 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.957.2112; Whether it’s a party for two or 20, there will be plenty of places where you can catch the big game around the Valley on Feb. 1–just get there early and plan to grab a spot before you are flagged for a delay of game!



There really never was an “ah-ha” moment. The rabbit hole journey to this point began when I realized at the age of 10, while cooking for my little brother, that Hamburger Helper could be drastically manipulated into something really tasty with the addition of fresh veggies, herbs and spices. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE THE CUISINE HERE?

Smart casual, American eclectic. We try to use flavors harvested globally and ingredients harvested locally. We source about 80 percent of our produce locally. YOUR FAVORITE DISH ON THE MENU IS…

Currently, it is our Roasted Beet Salad with local goat cheese, pistachios and arugula. We revamped and reintroduced the beet salad a couple of months ago, after a year absence from our menu. Our current beet salad is just a beautiful combination of the subtle sweet-earthiness of the beets, the rich and perfectly balanced acidity of Crow’s Dairy Goat Cheese, the refreshing bitter/spicy edge of arugula, and the mouthwatering drizzle of balsamic gastrique. THE ONE INGREDIENT YOU PROBABLY USE MOST IS…

Onions. I really can’t think of too many other ingredients that are so versatile (besides salt). Onions can boost the acidity or the sweetness of a dish, depending on whether or not you cook them. I suppose that is why they are one of the basic ingredients in foods from many cultures.

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with David Rivera, chef/manager at Palette at Phoenix Art Museum


A wine merchant. Although food was my first love, the wine business is a mistress I can never leave.



Palette at Phoenix Art Museum offers a seasonally focused menu that showcases local farmers and producers. Open Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Brunch is offered on Sun., and the restaurant is open until 8 p.m. during First Fridays. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.257.2191;


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he Negroni ($10) at Chelsea’s Kitchen is carefully thought out and created, from its ingredients (Sipsmith gin, Cappelletti and Carpano Antica) to its hand-cut ice cube. Yes, hand-cut ice cube. “The ice is hand cut from a 300 pound block of sculpture-quality ice. The result is a less diluted, beautiful cocktail,” explains Kevin Dunn, chief mixologist and spirits director at the restaurant. Dunn created this cocktail as a take on the classic version. “The drink is a take on the classic Negroni—one of my favorite cocktails— using Cappelletti (a wine-based bitter aperitivo) instead of the classic Campari, and a relatively new London Dry Gin that really blew me away,” he explains. If you’re a fan of other spirituous cocktails, such as a martini or Old Fashioned, you’ll also be drawn to this aromatic, stirred drink. Chelsea’s Kitchen also offers a variety of other cocktails, as well as wine and beer, and is known for its fresh, Americanstyle dishes. If you head in to try this drink, while it can certainly be an aperitif, it also pairs well with rich, salty foods such as the Chips and Guacamole, Crudo, Trout Dip, or the Rotisserie Chicken, says Dunn. Chelsea’s Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, and for brunch on Sun. from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix; 602.957.2555;

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MODERN CHINOISERIE Add some new accents to your home BY ANDREA J. BAZILUS

In honor of Chinese New Year next month, get your home ready by adding a little Chinoiserie. From dragon-embossed stationery to pagoda-inspired lighting, these accents are sure to add some eclectic design flair to any modern space.

(Clockwise from top left) “Addition” side chair, Jonathan Adler, $1,695-$2,195 at Jonathan Adler, 602.957.3056. “Bamboo Tower Chandelier,” $495 at Shades of Light, “Preston” side table with drawer, Jonathan Adler, $995 at Jonathan Adler.

Dragon table lamp, Jonathan Adler, $695 at Jonathan Adler.

“Clouded Vision” paint, price varies, at Dunn Edwards.

“Chinese Chippendale Mirror,” $669 at Shades of Light.

Personalized Chaing Mai Dragon: Monogram & Motif stationary, F. Schumacher, $1,965 for 100 at

“Surfside” paint, price varies, at Dunn Edwards.

“Hybrid Valdrada” fruit and dessert plate, Saletti, $40.60.

“Sweet Potato” paint, price varies at Dunn Edwards, 480.483.3131.

“Hybrid Eusapia” dinner plate, Saletti, $72.50 at

Andrea J. Bazilus is an interior designer and the owner of Red Egg Design Group. She can be contacted at 480.619.9930 or



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Put your best foot forward with these Prada suede ankle boots, which are topped with genuine shearling from Spain. The heel is a one-inch platform, and the shoes themselves are made in Italy. Hello, winter style! $1,250 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111.

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(From left) Tan, pink and blue argyle socks, Pantherella, $26 at Carter’s Men’s Clothing, 602.952.8646. Tan and black striped socks, Gap, $7.95 at Gap, 480.991.2861. Mustard and navy socks, $15.50 at Suitsupply, 602.338.9200. Navy polka dot socks, Marcoliani, $29.50 at Patrick James, 480.998.8765. Blue and purple polka dot socks, Paul Smith, $75 (part of a three-pack) at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Multicolor socks, Robert Graham, $28.50 at Patrick James. Multicolor striped socks, Paul Smith, $75 (part of a three-pack) at Saks Fifth Avenue. Merlot houndstooth socks, $15.50 at Suitsupply. UPTOWN |


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Scarves return as one of winter’s must-have fashion accessories. While we don’t need them here for warmth, they’re still the perfect pop of style


(From left) Striped cashmere scarf, Pure Amici, $171 at Judy Arizona, 480.585.9190. Taupe patterned scarf, $44 at Elan Style, 480.941.5575. Blue and black patterned scarf, $44 at Elan Style. Pink cashmere and silk patterned scarf, Hermès, $795 at To be Continued… A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. Rose gate scarf in poppy, Diane von Furstenberg, $228 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Multicolor circle scarf, Veond, $49 at Classy-Jazzy Cutique, 480.970.1894. JANUARY 2015 |





From a 141-acre water park to a casino, top-notch restaurants, nightclubs, and more, Atlantis is the ultimate vacation destination BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN


ooking for paradise? It’s right here, at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas ( Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway where you can lay on the beach, relax at a spa, and be pampered to the point where you feel like royalty, or you’re seeking a family adventure complete with water slides, river rides, an aquarium and adventures, Atlantis offers the ultimate getaway. Here, you’ll experience luxury redefined, a place that has something for everyone, from honeymooners to families to those just seeking the ultimate getaway experience. Amidst exquisite architecture, lush

foliage, and expanses of pools, oceans and water experiences, there is no detail that hasn’t been thought of here. Want to simply relax? Grab a spot on the pristine white sand beach, or at one of the many gorgeous pools. When you’re ready for some adventure, head over to Aquaventure, the resort’s 141-acre water park. There are high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride (with rapids!), and more—think a water slide that takes you via a tunnel through an aquarium complete with sharks, a slide with a 60-foot almost vertical drop, and so much more. If you’re traveling with young kids, they’ll enjoy the Mayan-themed children’s pool and water playground. The Dig area of the resort lets you explore the streets and tunnels that represent the lost city of Atlantis while viewing amazing marine life exhibits, from six-foot Moray Eels to venomous Indo-Pacific Ocean Lionfish. There’s also a touch tank aquarium filled with conch, starfish, sea urchins, crabs and horseshoe crabs. Always dreamed of interacting with dolphins or sea lions? You can do that, too, at the resort’s Dolphin Cay, a 14-acre marine habitat and dolphin rescue-rehabilitation facility. Other water activities include snorkeling, scuba, snuba, walking on the bottom of the Shark Exhibit (with special protective gear, of course!), and UPTOWN |


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interacting with stingrays. For those whose interests lie beyond the water, there is a spa, Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course, a pottery studio, rock climbing, tennis, a movie theatre, and a library. For foodies in search of top-notch cuisine, there are 21 restaurants, including Chef Bobby Flay’s award-winning Mesa Grill, and 19 bars and lounges. For nightlife, break out your dancing shoes and head to Aura Nightclub, a 9,000-square-foot Jeffrey Beers-designed nightclub or Dragon’s, Atlantis’s ultra-lounge. The accommodations, too, encompass all needs. There are six locations to choose from, and they range from a relaxed tropical ambience to sheer luxury. For those who want the ultimate best, the Bridge Suite at the Royal Towers sits 16 stories high (it bridges the two Royal Towers), is 4,740 square feet, has 10 rooms, boasts a 22-karat gold chandelier, and has a permanent staff of seven. Truly, this is a destination for everyone.




These custom miniature indoor watergardens offer a unique accent to your space BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

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magine a miniature landscape, complete with cliffs, waterfalls, streams, plants, and more, right in your living room. Or your dining room. Or your office. Or any other indoor space. “I love mixing up art and science!” explains Robert Dekker, who co-owns Plantaria—a company that creates miniature indoor watergardens—with his son, Stephen. “Creating a product that allows my clients to garden 365 days a year has been very rewarding for me. Additionally, the miniature scale of this garden allows people to continue gardening long after they are no longer able to physically handle gardening outdoors.” The Dekkers founded Planteria as a way to bring the beauty of nature indoors on a miniature scale. “My educational background is in botany and forestry,” Robert explains. “My last 30 years have been spent building water gardens in the landscape setting. I also enjoy woodworking. All of these disciplines coalesced and condensed into the concept of an indoor miniaturized landscape. The landscape has to be in scale, has to be housed in an aesthetically pleasing compartment, and has to be as self-sufficient as possible. Timer-controlled irrigation, lighting, and water features all were part of the challenge.” The gardens the Dekkers create are 365-day-a-year indoor gardens that are illuminated by LED/fluorescent lighting. They are six feet horizontal, with a two-foot depth. The actual “window” dimension is six feet by 20 inches. Typically, they take one to two months to build, with careful consideration taken to group trees of the same species, add naturalized rock formations and water features, and more. The garden requires watering and care similar to an outdoor garden—and offers just as much, if not more, beauty. The gardens begin at $30,000. For more information, visit





Sea Do

Bioelements Kerafole With seaside ingredients like algae and kelp, this deeply purging mask dives deep to naturally purify, calm and tone the skin for a dewy radiance. $48 at

Masks to coax the best from your complexion BY LISA KASANICKY

If you’re anything like me and the rest of the entire U.S. population, you’ve polished off your last gingerbread cookie for a while. The time to trade in the spoils of the holiday season starts now, and to kick it off, start with your skin. Get your complexion back on track with a luxe rejuvenating facial mask. Masks not only zero in on various skin concerns, but they encourage you to slow down and take a tranquil time-out.

Look Alive

Karin Herzog Essential Mask If you’ve been told “you look tired” one too many times lately, fight back with this fatigue-busting mask formulated with active oxygen and vitamin A to plump, brighten and restore hydration. $60 at

Clay Day

Clairvoyant French Clay Mask with DMAE Deep clean pores with the detoxifying power of French pink clay and the firming, toning boost of DMAE. $30 at

Oh, Honey

HollyBeth Organics Grits & Honey Scrub Massage this golden Tupelo honey and ground cornmeal mask onto your skin for a simple and delicious way to banish dead skin and naturally replenish moisture. $25 at

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Save Face

Cecilia Wong Skincare Rescue Blemish Peel Mask Pestered by post-holiday breakouts? Make a three-minute date with this natural peel that calls on citrus, sage leaf and spearmint extracts to exfoliate, unclog and brighten skin. $68 at

Dermalogica Multivitamin Recovery Masque Do you look in the mirror and see a dull, blah complexion staring back at you? Slather on this super replenishing mask with concentrated vitamins A, C, E and F to de-stress and reenergize lackluster skin. $48 at

Calm Balm

Kora Hydrating Mask Formulated with exotic noni fruit extract along with vital vitamins and minerals, this calming mask refines pores, lifts dead skin cells, and promotes healthy tissue rejuvenation. $52 at

Our resident spa and beauty maven Lisa Kasanicky is founder of and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways.



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Attendees enjoyed a reception, raffle and luncheon at this annual salute to the achievements of Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE). Held at the Arizona Biltmore, the event offered “more spellbinding stories, incredible giveaways, and about as many smiles as you can fit into 90 minutes.”

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ver the past decade, Arizona winemaking has transformed into a respected, multi-million dollar industry. Reports of the White House sipping on Arizona wines, coupled with news that multiple James Beard House Dinners have featured local brands, only amplify–and expedite–its popularity nationwide. So, as Arizona winemakers work toward planting as many as 1,300 acres over the next year, it begs the question: Which local wines are the hottest? We take a look at some of the higher-end wines now available.

border of France and Italy, this varietal is so coveted that the winery limits customers to just three bottles each. This wine was the first where the winemaker used submerged cap fermentation on a few of the components– and was a success on so many levels that the 2013 and 2014 releases will be wholly developed using the process. $65/bottle. Blend: Mainly Sangiovese with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and just a dash of Barbera.

Callaghan Vineyard–Caitlin’s 2009

Aged nearly two years in 100% new French and Polish oak, this powerful wine offers an earthy texture and spicy black fruit. Though some note it will reach its full potential in about five years, it is already a crown jewel of Callaghan’s award-winning bottles. $50/ bottle. Blend: 60% Petit Verdot, 40% Merlot, and both Cabernets.

Pillsbury Wine Company—2012 Guns & Kisses

This intense co-ferment from Sam Pillsbury’s Estate high-altitude grown vines is its finest ever. The winemaker hung the fruit four weeks longer than usual, hand-harvested and fermented it with native yeasts, then aged it 12 months in neutral oak. The result? Explosive intensity. $55/bottle. Blend: 94.5% Shiraz, 2.5% Symphony, 3% Grenache.  

Alcantar –2012 Confluence

The flavor is as deep and rich as the color–not to mention well balanced to even the most discerning palates. $40/bottle. Blend: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot.      

Page Springs Cellars–2012 ECIPS

With this special blend, the brain trust at Page Springs began by setting aside the spiciest Arizona-grown wines from each of the batches in the cellar and setting out to create a blend made famous in Southern France. And its odd name? An acronym given by wine club members, short for “Enjoy ’Cause It’s Practically Sex.” Enough said. $32/bottle. Blend: 28% Syrah, 27% Mourvedre, 22% Grenache, 9% Petite Sirah, 7% Counoise, 7% Tannat.

Javalina Leap–2012 Legacy Zinfandel

Old World-style wine from seven-year-old vines. The taste is fruit-forward and jammy, and clearly meant to be paired with meats, with hints of chocolate and a touch of pepper left on the tongue. $55/bottle. Blend: No blend here—100% estate Zinfandel grapes.

Lawrence Dunham–2011 Signature Petite Syrah


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Thi is named “Signature” due to Dunham’s belief that Petit Syrah is meant to be the signature grape of the Chiricahua Mountains where it grows. And he might be onto something–this was among the wines honored by the Arizona Republic and Arizona Wine Growers Association as a “Wine of Distinction.” $40/bottle. Blend: 100% Petite Syrah aged in American oak.

Arizona Stronghold–2010 Lozen

An award-winning wine a dozen times over that almost wasn’t. In 2010, the winery suffered both frost and heat damage, which ripened the grapes ahead of schedule. The result was a lower alcohol level, but an exponentially darker, richer final product. $40/bottle. Blend: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 14% Malbec

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Art on a plate. That’s certainly what will run through your mind when your food is set before you at Beckett’s Table. Oh, and then you’ll take a bite and you’ll experience all the exquisite flavors. Beckett’s Table, owned by award-winning chef Justin Beckett, offers seasonal American dishes such as the Cast Iron Petite Chicken, Flattop Seared Cheeseburger, and Beckett’s Table Signature Fork Tender Short Ribs. For dessert, don’t skip the Chocolate Dipped Bacon S’mores. 3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.954.1700;

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


ARCADIA TAVERN Local sports fans flock to Arcadia Tavern for happy hour and game days, and for good reason. This is a great neighborhood spot to grab a beer and some comforting bar fare, all while hanging with great friends in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Arcadia Tavern is also very family friendly, so if you want to head out with your tiniest sports fans, all are welcome here. 4801 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.840.3950;; $$ BINK’S MIDTOWN How can you go wrong with a restaurant that has a “Pig of the Week” sandwich? The menu at Bink’s is entertaining on its own, and you can be sure that the options are made with the finest available ingredients and some serious dedication to integrity and flavor. Not sure how hungry you are? You can easily build a tapas menu from the hot and cold options alone. 2320 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix; 602.388.4874;; $$$ CHERRY TREE SMOKEHOUSE BBQ I cannot tell a lie, the barbecue coming out of Cherry Tree Smokehouse is no-frills, straight-tothe point eats. You won’t find a lot of bells and whistles here, just honest to goodness down-home good barbecue. You’ll find respectable portion sizes and prices, and all of the offerings that you would expect—pulled pork, BBQ beef and chicken, hot links, and beef and cheddar sausage combos. You can opt from a regular or spicy Carolina-style sauce. You also have the standard sides to choose from–baked beans, spicy slaw, potato salad and Texas toast. 1923 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix; 602.840.3950; LA GRANDE ORANGE GROCERY & PIZZERIA With a long-standing reputation as an urban foodie mecca, one might think that at some point the glimmer would start to fade. This has certainly not been the case for La Grande Orange. The service and

caliber of food have yet to waiver. Treat yourself to the Pizzeria Chop Salad for a refreshing lunch, or the Rocket Man pizza if you’re looking for a little spice. 4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix; 602.840.7777;; $$ OLLIE VAUGHN’S This startup bakery and sandwich shop is making a fast name for itself after having opened this past November. They offer quality, from-scratch sandwiches, soups, salads, quiche, pies and baked goods that make them the perfect spot for a quick lunch. 1526 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix; 602.254.1392;; $ RICO’S AMERICAN GRILL Whether you are looking for a filling breakfast to start your day with or a comfortable place to take your family for lunch, Rico’s fits the bill. Here you can enjoy no-frills, back-to-basics dining that still "wows" with flavor, service and atmosphere. Rico's features farmto-table cuisine, boasting only the finest locally grown ingredients. 7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix; 602.997.5850;; $$ SEASONS 52 Seasons 52 provides diners with an opportunity to indulge without the weighty repercussions. With no single item on the menu exceeding 475 calories, as well as all items containing the freshest in-season ingredients, you can feel good about any choice you make here. The wait staff are fully educated on everything from the individual dish ingredients to the spirit options. 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.840.5252;; $$ SOUTHERN RAIL It’s no surprise that Justin Beckett’s latest restaurant, Southern Rail, has opened to a huge buzz of success. With the wild popularity of Beckett’s Table, it was pretty much a no-brainer that his newest concept would be an out-of-the-box hit, as well. The Southern focus brings a welcome concept to the Valley. You won’t want to miss the Fried Green Tomatoes or the Mac n Cheese small plates. The Smoked Chicken and Grilled Andouille Gumbo is a perfect representation of what this place is all about—true Southern flavors recreated perfectly. 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.200.0085;; $$ ST. FRANCIS RESTAURANT The menu alone will make you want to bring a large group to this eclectic eatery, if only to be able to share dishes because you might have a hard time picking which sounds the best. The wait staff is very attentive and will surely be happy to share their recommendations if you find yourself in a tough spot. Their Moroccan Meatballs and Forbidden Rice Bowl are both solid options, and will have you planning your next visit to explore more of the menu before the check arrives. 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.200.8111;; $$ THE STAND What this little out-of-the-way burger stand lacks in space, it makes up for in the simple perfection of their menu options. Their straightforward approach to burgers and tacos allows the focus to be on the flavors, as opposed to getting confused with too many toppings or complex combinations. The Standard Burger comes with two generous patties and simple adornments, which pair perfectly with fresh cut fries that are never greasy. Top your meal off with a Dulce de Leche hand-spun milkshake—it will make you feel like a kid again. 3538 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.314.5259;; $ ZINBURGER Seems as though everyone these days is doing



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gourmet burgers, and why not? Who doesn’t love a great burger? Zinburger is attempting to do those best, and with their high quality beef, creative combinations, modest prices, and perfectly paired wine selections, they should be high on your list. With 15 burger options, 21 toppings selections, and the option to upgrade to Kobe beef, you’ll easily be able to create your perfect burger. 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.424.9500; zinburger-wine-burger-bar; $$


STINGRAY SUSHI Stingray is host to a phenomenal happy hour, and their dinner prices are reasonable, as well. Their Rock Shrimp Tempura is complemented perfectly with a spicy aioli. Their Stingray Sushi Boats are a great way to try a combination of some great nigiri, sashimi and maki options. They also have kid’s bento options, as well as an array of dessert offerings. 2574 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.955.2008;; $$ SUSHI BROKERS This trendy little joint in Arcadia has a great happy hour complete with high energy and a friendly staff. Their clever sushi rolls and kitschy cocktail menu offer an ample variety of choices for all tastes. Drop in, sit at the sushi bar to ensure that you make some new friends, and have a great dinner and fun experience. 4419 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 480.515.5000;; $$


FIRED PIE Fired Pie is akin to those choose your own adventure books you read as a kid. The owners of this fun and causal joint want you to reinvent the way you think about take out pizza (you can eat in, too). The possible combinations that can be crafted from their ingredient list are infinite. If you have a hard time making a decision, they have a pre-set menu of tried and true favorites. They also have a variety of salads and desserts to choose from. 3110 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.266.1490;; $ TOMASO’S For the past 37 years, Tomaso’s has been delighting the Valley with authentic Italian food and hospitality. They have likely seen some through graduations, weddings, babies, and many, many other celebratory occasions. From start to finish, beginning with the “words escape me” pesto butter and bread basket to the attentive staff, impressive Italian wine offerings, and their tantalizing entrées referred to as “Food for the Gods,” you’ll be wowed. Tomaso’s is an incredible experience just waiting to happen. 3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.956.0836;; $$$


JUBY TRUE At face value, Juby True appears to an unassuming juice stop, but once inside, this joint tells a different story. They see themselves as an organic juicery that proves that nutrition can exist in harmony, whether on a plate or in a glass. They offer cold pressed juices, smoothies, and boosters to help promote all the other good things you do to stay healthy. Don’t count them out as “just a juice bar”—they also have some substantial and healthy salads, like their Asian Soba Noodle Salad, a vegetarian combination of umami flavors and varying textures. 3912 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 480.240.1277;; $$

guide S.E.E.D. CAFÉ Don’t be fooled into thinking that all you’ll be able to dine on here are juice creations. S.e.e.d. Café features breakfast, lunch and dinner options far beyond what can be found in a glass. While you can order a juice or smoothie any time of the day, you can also dine on energy bowls for breakfast or a healthy burger alternative on your way home or while you are out and about. Variety is key here, as is health and locally sourced ingredients. 3802 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.626.7307;; $


LINGER LONGER LOUNGE If you have been patiently waiting to see what would take over the former 16th St. Bar location, your wait is over. The new owners have taken the somewhat disjointed space and made it far more cohesive. The former pool room has been replaced with an adult wonderland, filled with shuffleboard, darts, skee ball and foosball. The whole idea was to create a vibe where you don’t feel rushed out the door. Come in and have a great cocktail or craft beer, order any one of their creative pizza offerings, and relax and stay awhile. 6522 N. 16th St., Phoenix; 602.264.4549 PIG’S MEOW BEER & WINE BAR Looking for a place to hang out with friends, and actually have the opportunity to hang out with them over a few drinks and some food? If so, this may be just the spot for you and your friends. They have a substantial list of interesting beers from all over, and with a daily happy hour until 8 p.m. and $5 gourmet Grilled Cheese sandwiches, the price is just right. There are also games tucked into every corner of the space, so that you can have a little fun with your friends or invite someone to play with you and make some new friends. 3730 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.795.9910; $-$$


FEZ The trendy, hip vibe here results in a buzz in the dining room, from the diners to the staff. Fez’s hummus is spot-on with its tart taste paired with the kick of garlic. Don’t miss out on the Marrakesh Salad and the Fez Kisra, which are beautiful representations of Mediterranean fare. 815 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.287.8700;; $$ GREEKFEST Though I have never been to Greece, I imagine that the whole country is like this restaurant. The space is decorated with many of the items the owners brought to the U.S. with them. You'll find traditional Greek favorites, and one of the longest lists of Greek wines in the Valley. 1940 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.265.2990;; $$$ GREEKTOWN This family owned and run restaurant is serving up some of the best-tasting Greek food in the Valley. While their gyros and hummus are delightful, look outside of your comfort zone and try some truly outstanding traditional dishes. Dimitri’s Leg or the Mega Spanakee are great interpretations of tried and true dishes. 8519 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.674.8881;; $$


ASI ES LA VIDA You’ve likely driven by a number of times—the large colorful building with the parrot on the sign is hard to miss. Within those vibrant walls are some of the most authentic flavors of Mexico. Head in for dinner and enjoy the mellow live music along with

masterfully crafted margaritas. The menu is very traditional and will expand your ideas of what makes a great Mexican meal. 3602 N. 24th St., Phoenix; 602.952.1255;; $$ EL PACIFICO RESTAURANTE Y PESCADERIA Looking for a quick nosh or a big family dinner that can recreate that great dinner you had while visiting the beaches of Mexico? El Pacifico can serve all your needs with their authentic seafood tacos. The set up here is much like a small beach restaurant, so don’t expect many frills, but once you taste the food none of that will matter! 3311 N. 16th St., Phoenix; 602.277.5639;; $$ LOS REYES DE LA TORTA Thanks to Adam Richman of Man vs. Food, the whole world has been talking about the Torta del Ray here, and with good reason. This sandwich is just one example of the quality items coming out of the kitchen at Los Reyes De La Torta. Huge portions with a side of fast and friendly service has made them a place you need to put in regular rotation. 9230 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.870.2967;; $ MILAGRO GRILL In Spanish Milagro means miracle, and you’ll find the delicate ease in which Milagro Grill is able to meld Mexican, American, European and South American flavors is a beautiful and delicious miracle, indeed! Their Mac & Cheese Unico is a great representation of the fusions; it features chorizo, chicken, corn, chile de arbo, Oaxaca and menonita cheese and fusilli pasta. The end result is a velvety and rich new interpretation of a classic American dish. 4280 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.773.5844;; $$ SIERRA BONITA GRILL What happens when you meld American comfort food with the spicy heat of Mexican flavors? Sierra Bonita happens. From the Green Chile Mac-nCheese to their New Mexican Chile Short Ribs, this “hot” spot will certainly add a little kick to your night out. Add a Miguel’s Mule or Fresh Squeezed Margarita and you have the makings of a great night. 6933 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.264.0700;; $$


TEN HANDCRAFTED AMERICAN FARE & SPIRITS TEN strives to create an environment and menu that celebrates the comforting flavors of Americana favorites, with a few surprises peppered in here and there. The Fried Green Tomatoes will transport you to a rose garden in the South, while a serving of the Pot Roast will have you wondering if your grandmother is in the kitchen. 2501 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.374.2611;; $$ URBAN VINE The most recent project of Chef Michael O’Dowd, nestled into a repurposed home from the early 1900s, Urban Vine is quickly becoming a mecca for wine and food lovers alike. The wine menu is a thoughtfully created list, handpicked by the owners. O’Dowd has a history of creating surprising flavor combinations and that rings true on the menu here. The Open Faced Yuma Date Meatloaf (whether as a sandwich or entrée option) is an unexpected pairing of the classic and unmistakable sweet flavor of dates with the spicy tang of chipotle, creating your new favorite meatloaf. (Sorry, Mom.) 2201 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.258.5149; WINDSOR

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This quirky hot spot named for the historical neighborhood it’s bellied up to is busy fixing up classic Americana fare with an upscale twist. The décor is where the quirk comes in, with one wall decorated with old cassette tapes. With dishes like Deviled Egg Dip & Chips and their Crab Cake BLT, it’s clear that there is a little quirk on the menu, as well. 5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.279.1111;; $$


HULA’S MODERN TIKI Offering up a modern twist on the American Classic with all the charm of the ’50s and ’60s, Hula’s has created a delicious fusion of Polynesian and American flavors. Order your favorite fresh fish from the menu and then have it prepared in one of six different styles. Don’t miss out on Hula’s Mai Tai. 4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.265.8454;; $$


GEORDIE’S Creating a synergy of modern energy and the art deco style of the 1930s sounds like a daunting task, but Geordie’s seems to pull it off effortlessly. The elegant décor and stellar service, paired with the unrivaled views atop the 100-foot knoll, can only be matched by the polished menu. Cozy up to your dining partner and take in all this Italian steakhouse has to offer. 2501 E. Telewa Trail, Phoenix; 602.955.4079;; $$$ HOLE-IN-THE-WALL Soak in the Old Western ambiance and the savory smoky smell in the air at this charming traditional steakhouse. You’ll be presented with grill and barbeque options ranging from smoky mesquite-broiled steaks to baby-back ribs slathered in their Arizona Nights BBQ sauce. 7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix; 602.870.1977;; $$ OMAHA STEAKHOUSE If you’ve ever had the occasion to have Omaha Steaks delivered to your home, you’re familiar with the quality of their products. If you’re looking to save on postage and have someone else prepare it, the chefs here are at your service. All of their Private Reserve steaks come made to order, and are served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes. Midwest at its best! 2630 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.553.8970;; $$$


CHAKRA 4 VEGETARIAN Oftentimes when one thinks of vegetarian foods, bland and flavorless come to mind. That is definitely not the case with Chakra. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just looking for a healthy meal, the menu items here are creative and exciting. Their “Sausage” & Mushroom Pizza will knock your socks off, and you’ll never look at walnuts the same way again. 4773 N. 20th St., Phoenix; 602.283.1210;; $$ LOVING HUT–VEGETARIAN CUISINE With a guarantee that all menu items are 100% vegan, there is no need to wonder if any pesky animal proteins were snuck in there anywhere. The intriguing flavor combinations are never boring, and will please even the pickiest of eaters. The staff is friendly and will be happy to guide you through the menu. 3239 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.264.3480; phoenix_02/; $$

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the company, “When you drink Juby True, you’ll get a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables, made from the best possible ingredients.” The location is also more than it appears. While it seems from the front like just a small storefront with items available for grab-and-go, there’s actually another entire space behind the cooler wall that’s around the same size as the storefront area—and it’s a dedicated juicing area. Here, all Juby True juices are cold-pressed daily for delivery to Valley True Food Kitchen restaurants, other local FRC restaurants, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and Scottsdale’s Juby True location. Want to see it for yourself? An insider’s tip—the restroom is located at the very back, so you’ll have to walk through the juicing area to get there! “This location [was a good fit] because it is central enough to serve many communities and central to many of our locations for distribution,” explains Anita Walker, the VP of marketing for FRC. This new location is a stand-alone store, and marks FRC’s second Juby True location (the first is in Scottsdale at Scottsdale Quarter). Open Mon.-Sun., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 3912 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 480.240.1277;


Juby True opens in Arcadia BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN


s the saying goes, sometimes there’s so much more to something than meets the eye. One perfect example is this new Juby True location, located just west of 40th Street on Camelback Road. A Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC) locale, Juby True offers a variety of organic, cold-pressed juices, as well as nut milks, smoothies, boosts, fresh salads, and health-minded snacks. And what might look like just another tasty drink or food item is so much more. The options here are super fresh, and packed with nutrients. Says UPTOWN |


| JANUARY 2015

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