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It’s hard to be a teenager these days. The world is changing rapidly, and kids today face challenges that were unheard of in generations past. Though it’s tough for both sexes, girls and boys need unique empowerment and mentoring to navigate those turbulent years. For Arizona girls, Dena Patton is a great role model. “I've been a life and business coach for 14 years and I'm very passionate about making a difference for women and girls,” she says. “I was involved continued… SEPTEMBER 2015 |
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up close with another girls’ charity in the early 2000s, and that is where I met three new friends who also had a passion to work with girls. After a few long conversations we decided to start the Girls Rule Foundation with the intention of offering workshops and programs to schools, groups and non-profit organizations. One thing that inspired us was to start an organization that serves all girls because we feel all girls are ‘at risk’ for losing her way, losing her voice, losing her power, losing her support, or losing her bright future. We were very passionate to start something that was about inspiration, empowerment and education for girls ages 12 through 18. We knew that one of our core principles was going to be teaching girls how to build and maintain their self-confidence and self-esteem, no matter what situation they encountered. Then we created the rest of our curriculum about education, STEM, and dreaming big. I took on the organization myself in 2014, and I'm excited about furthering our dream of going national with one of our programs.” As Girls Rule has grown in Arizona, it soon became clear that girls could benefit from these programs on a larger scale—but that transition hasn’t been easy. “I've had the vision to go national for years; however, we didn't have the manpower, funding or capacity to do it,” says Patton. “One step at a time, we worked on it for the last year and a half, and now have a national after-school club for girls in 7th through 12th grades called DreamLAB. The process, in short, was to upgrade our website and the technology we were using, also to build an app, and to buy a software that was needed. Once we had those components I had to get a team together to write the program. Once those were complete we had to think about the outreach and the marketing to reach teens and parents nationwide. Today we're excited to have it live so that any girl across the country can open her own DreamLAB in her neighborhood or school.” Patton knows the importance of strong female influences in life–she was
lucky enough to have them growing up, and still has them today. “I looked up to my Greek grandmother, who was very bold, and my mom, who was very loving,” she says. “I also looked up to Princess Diana, who had that giving, philanthropic heart, but that was so far for me to imagine because of the circumstances I was in. But today I look back on that and she really had an effect on me. Any woman who broke barriers stood out for me, and definitely influenced my life and helped me dream big and achieve big things in my businesses and in my life. I have so many women who inspire me now, and most of them are the trailblazers who are doing great things in the world and making a difference.” One such woman who impacted Patton was her friend and business partner, Laura Anderson. Patton met Anderson when they were both volunteering at another girls’ charity. Anderson passed away suddenly in 2009, shortly after Patton’s mom also passed away. Recovering from that loss wasn’t easy
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(“I call it my ‘million little pieces’ time,” says Patton), but recover she did. The foundation now has a Laura Anderson scholarship fund to help girls attend the Mother/Daughter Summit that Girls Rule puts on each year. Though Girls Rule helps hundreds of girls each year, it’s the individual stories that stick with Patton. “We have one girl who is now 21, and she did a couple workshops with us six years ago and is now a volunteer with us,” recalls Patton. “She gained so much focus around her dreams, along with a few crucial skill sets and the encouragement that she needed to drive her life in the direction she wanted it to go, and today she has a great job and is graduating from ASU. Another girl had given up on her dreams of being a doctor because she had gotten pregnant, and with our help she stayed on track and reignited that dream, and is going down the path of being a doctor.” For more information on Girls Rule and the Mother/Daughter Summit in November, visit www.girlsrulefoundation.org.
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Troubled Waters is a short film that is set to compelling music BY LYNETTE CARRINGTON PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ
he Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival, which is held this month, showcases indie films and music from a variety of artists. This year, filmmaker Janette Danielson, a senior Loyola Marymount film school student, made a film marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship Lusitania. It was a special treat that Arcadia resident and Grammy Awardwinning musician Gardner Cole (previous film scores include Coming to America and Days of Thunder) scored Danielson’s somber short film. In Troubled Waters, Danielson tells the story of her great, great aunts Katherine and Margaret Waters, two sisters who were on their way to Ireland and who perished when the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Danielson traveled to Ireland last year to visit the Cobh Museum to do research on the doomed cruise and learn what transpired in the aftermath of her family members’ demise. “It is such a compelling story that the ideas started flowing immediately,” says Cole, who is pictured here with a photo of the two sisters on the piano. “The archival images mixed with the historical factfinding were quite inspiring.”
Speaking with: Janette Danielson What was your experience working with a Grammy winner? I was excited to hear Gardner had an interest in creating music for my film. After showing him Troubled Waters, he created a beautiful piano piece in just a couple of days. It was everything I could have hoped for. What did you learn making the film? I pushed myself into learning more about the production side of film instead of just the development side, and was able to create something that I’m incredibly proud of. I’m excited and grateful to be involved with the Jerome Indie Music & Film Festival, and their support of the arts. UPTOWN |
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Park Howell knows great storytelling BY GRETCHEN PAHIA PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ
ark Howell knows the power of telling a good story. As one of seven kids, he felt he needed to learn how to be creative to stand out. And so he did. Today he uses that spark of creativity and mixes it with age-old story structure to inform and educate, for everything from a company’s branding to PowerPoint presentations, as he leads Park&Co., an advertising and marketing firm located in Arcadia. Howell and his team at Park&Co are using the power of storytelling with so much great success that he is now running a successful podcast called Business of Story. “We partnered with Jay Baer of Convince & Convert to launch the podcast, and in its first week it made it to the iTunes Top 10 in Business, which was pretty cool,” he says. Interview guests include authors, screenwriters, and other great storytellers who are helping business leaders learn new and effective ways of working and communicating with their audiences. “The storytelling process is an inspiration and it is very powerful to see how business leaders can humanize their brands and their communications.”
What has been your brand or company's story to tell so far? Park&Co ignites the growth of purpose-driven people, products, companies and causes through brand storytelling to create abundance for the greater good. What is your favorite or most memorable advertisement you've seen? During the 2013 Super Bowl, a TV spot came on that chronicled a young man going to his high school prom, without a date, driving his dad’s new Audi. The storytelling was magnificent. Besides telling stories, what do you like to do with your spare time? Currently I’ve taken on the Haiku Challenge, where I write one poem every day for 100 days, with Jack Handey as my muse (you can “experience” them on Instagram). I also enjoy golf, pretty much anything in the outdoors, and playing the piano. SEPTEMBER 2015 |
PAULA WICHTERMAN A stylish risk-taker
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aula Wichterman, a self-described girly-girl who loves a polished look, is a vice president at the Private Bank at National Bank of Arizona, where she focuses on the physician banking market. The married mother of four—who loves grabbing a bite at Federal Pizza or Joyride Tacos in her North Central Phoenix neighborhood—also has a great sense of giving back to her community. The South Carolina native is the 2015 vice chair for the Phoenix Heart Ball and a board member for Homeward Bound and ACCEL School. Despite being in banking, Wichterman doesn’t do business suits. “I cannot stand wearing suits, so I do lots of dresses,” she explains. Her current passion? “Anything with a full skirt. If I could wear one every day of the week and get away with it, I totally would.” She also adores pairing her outfits with vintage jewelry. “To rock a great oneof-a-kind vintage piece takes style,” she says. Wichterman says she now finds herself taking more style risks. “It is nice to be comfortable in my own skin,” she says.
What are your favorite accessories? Shoes. Invest in a killer pair of nude or black stilettos and you will never regret it. You can instantly dress up anything with a great pair of pearls. I think that’s the first thing all Southern girls learn. Then there’s a black leather clutch with a gold honeybee on the side that I love. I picked it up on a whim at a boutique, and every time I carry it, I get lots of compliments. What’s your go-to style when you’re not working? I am a big fan of jeans with a great pair of stilettos for a night out. But weekends are low-key. I am trying to get better about weekend casual, but honestly, I am in lululemon all weekend. Where are your favorite places to shop in the Valley? I love the smaller boutiques we have here. Nové and Muse are a few favorites. We also have wonderful consignment places. To Be Continued always has amazing designer pieces. UPTOWN |
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s the owner of Cambridge Properties, a company that deals with luxury new home communities, commercial real estate, and luxury residental sales, Keith Mishkin feels it is vital to dress professionally every day. “I always wear slacks and a crisp button-down shirt,” he says. “In the winter I will wear suits, but I honestly never wear a tie.” With a closet full of classic styles, Mishkin says his personal and professional looks often cross. “I love the look of a crisp white shirt; I think that is a great look on a person, both professionally and casually, with a nice pair of jeans.” Mishkin says his clothes are very important to him—so much so that he has most of them custom-made. “My wife and I met a tailor in Hong Kong years ago and I had a custom suit made. It was the best suit ever. Since then, I’ve been buying my clothes from him. He comes out here twice a year, and that is where I get my business clothes.”
How would you describe the style of your home’s interior? Warm contemporary. What sort of things do you and your family enjoy doing together for fun? We love amusement parks, the zoo, playing board games, travel, cruises, beach time, and going to shows. We are season ticket holders to three theatres and the ballet. As a real estate broker, what do you forecast for the rest of the year in terms of home sales for the Valley? I expect the market to have a healthy and predictable autumn, and then a wonderfully strong high season for spring 2016. New home starts and closings, plus job growth, will exceed everyone’s earlier expectations for the year.
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Whitney Pozgay The WHIT designer is bold and creative Arizona native Whitney Pozgay spent her early years in Phoenix surrounded by a supportive family and pursuing her love of art. Today, the award-winning fashion designer lives in New York City, where she navigates the fashion industry at the helm of her own women’s wear label, WHIT. For those who love the designer’s playful styles, it’s a good thing the former acting student discovered her passion for fashion.
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Art and Fashion Pozgay grew up in a world surrounded by creativity. As a student at Phoenix Country Day School, she thrived on the school’s art programs. Once she began classes at Chaparral High School, she spent her free time taking art lessons at Scottsdale’s Shemer Art Center and performing in Greasepaint Youtheatre productions. And, Pozgay had a great role model for creative genius in her aunt, renowned designer Kate Spade. “She was going to ASU at the time,” says Pozgay, speaking fondly about her now-famous aunt. “So she was always the babysitting aunt.” After high school, Pozgay headed to The University of Texas to study theater. “I fell in love with theater, but I soon discovered I was a shy actor,” she laughs. “I started taking costume design classes and interned summers with Kate Spade in New York City.” She knew she had discovered her real passion.
The Move to New York City With a degree in hand, Pozgay and a college friend left for the Big Apple. The two young girls rented a back room from a family and exchanged some rent for babysitting time. “I took a job as a receptionist at Kate Spade,” reminisces Pozgay. “We spent our time exploring the city. Those were probably the best years.” Pozgay continued working at Kate Spade, moving from receptionist to helping with design projects, while studying at Parsons The New School for Design and at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She says that time was amazing and critical for her career. She met a group of designers, graphic artists, and other creative types who have remained an integral part of her design life over the years. After Kate Spade, Pozgay moved to Steven Alan as head women’s designer in 2007. “He was passionate about American-made goods and the Garment District,” explains Pozgay. That commitment became important to her when she launched her own line, WHIT, in 2010.
Forging Ahead on Her Own “Every designer dreams of launching her own line,” comments Pozgay. “But it’s important to learn as much as you can working
for someone else first. You will still make mistakes, but you can make more educated decisions if you see how it works first.” When Pozgay decided to create her own brand in 2010, she wasn’t alone. In fact, at the same time she left Texas for NYC, her then-boyfriend Parker Argote—now her husband—also moved to the Big Apple. The New Orleans native is a painter and encouraged Pozgay to start her own line. He is co-creative director of WHIT and helps design some of the company’s fabrics. “My aesthetic is colorful, fun, playful,” she says, describing her line. “My designs are about easy, wearable pieces. We want to capture the creative spirit of people and encourage our customers to have fun.” Pozgay loves pattern and print, but believes it is important to let each woman’s creative spirit drive the way she chooses to wear her clothes. “I love versatile silhouettes,” she explains. “Take, for example, a shirt dress. You can layer it. You can choose to belt it or not.”
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With her Arizona roots, Pozgay says hot weather influences her designs. “I want people to be able to wear my designs in Texas, California, Arizona, New Orleans,” she explains. “I include transitional pieces that feel fun and happy, even in fall.” Pozgay’s styles are easy to wear. “Women need to dress how they want to feel. Grow into it throughout the day.”
American-Made Designs Pozgay credits Alan with introducing her to the beauty of American-made garments. Knowing who touches the goods before they leave the warehouse was important when she worked for Steven Alan, and she continues that tradition with WHIT. In fact, 90 percent of her main line is now made in New York’s garment district. “I was spoiled by the past experience of working with the New York Garment District,” she explains. “I know the people involved in the process. It gives us more control over the process—the quality, the conditions. I can make certain the seams
are right and the fit is perfect. Our garments are made meticulously so they last.” Pozgay says everyone at WHIT is proud that the line is largely Americanmade. “We want the industry here to be strong.” WHIT’s dedication to Americanmade garments was honored in 2014 when the company was the recipient of a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made award in the Style category.
Making a Splash in Today’s Fashion World Despite many of the horror stories about the fashion world, Pozgay says that hasn’t been her experience. “It’s a surprisingly generous industry,” she explains. Not only has the fashion industry been supportive, but WHIT became one of 10 new brands in 2013 to be accepted into a two-year CFDA Fashion Incubator program. The Council of Fashion Designers of America set up the program to help support the new
generation of fashion designers in New York City. The incubator helps nurture and sustain those 10 brands during the two-year period. Pozgay says many of the CFDA members have helped her along her path. “Members like Diane von Furstenberg and Norma Kamali,” explains Pozgay, “have had a strong vision and voice in the industry. They know what they’re good at and stick to it even when trends ebb and flow.”
The Bright Future Pozgay returns to Phoenix on occasion to visit her mother who still lives here. She misses the Arizona outdoors, climbing Camelback—and the dry heat. “The nature [in Arizona] is beautiful,” she says of her home state. “There’s such an ease to Arizona living.” She tries to pursue her love of the outdoors even in New York City. “I live in Williamsburg [a neighborhood] in Brooklyn. We’re near the water.
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I love going down to the waterfront to paint and draw. It looks out over the New York skyline. I’m very lucky to live here.” She is also excited about the future of WHIT. She collaborated with Anthropologie on a WHIT line for the retailer in 2013, and recently released the second collaboration for them, WHIT Two, that includes a popular petite option. Pozgay hopes to continue that and other collaborations. Someday she would like to expand into accessories. But Pozgay moves forward slowly and deliberately. “We’ve tried to grow organically so we don’t get too big too fast.” She says the lesson she has learned from her mentors in the industry is to do one thing really well. Her advice for how women should choose clothes seems to be her life theme, as well: “Be bold and have fun.” Find out more about Whitney Pozgay’s line WHIT online at www.whit-ny.com.
Cultivating the next generation of philanthropists and volunteers
Here in the Valley, there are several organizations that have been started by those in their 20s-40s—and whose members are in those age groups—that aim to groom the next generation of philanthropists and volunteers. Here’s a look at six of them. BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ
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The Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals Responses by: Grace Gaabucayan, board member and president, and Matthew Engle, founding board member and past-president Year founded: 2011
Describe the organization: The Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals (PSYP) promotes and supports The Phoenix Symphony’s mission to be an arts leader and cultural catalyst for a thriving Arizona. We’re challenging the next generation of Valley leaders to carry the baton and expand the reach of arts and culture to other young professionals in the community. Was there a specific reason behind founding this organization? The idea behind the PSYP is to expand awareness and generate excitement about The Phoenix Symphony’s extensive programming, from classics to pops, Rachmaninoff to John Williams–and have some fun while we’re at it! Funds raised benefit: The primary goal of the PSYP isn’t to raise funds, but rather to expand the reach of the Symphony to new audiences. However, we plan the annual Downtown Music Stroll, where Downtown venues host local bands or musicians, and provide food and drinks for ticket holders. Proceeds of that event benefit the Symphony’s community programs. Describe the activities or events of the organization: The PSYP hosts a number of dinners, cocktail parties, intermission receptions, and other events throughout the year, usually in conjunction with Symphony performances. Developing the next generation of philanthropists/volunteers is important because: A thriving arts and culture community is a vital part of a major city’s success, and expanding the reach of the arts, especially among up-and-coming Valley leaders, will help Phoenix continue to grow into a world-class cultural destination. Twenty years from now, this organization will… be thriving, with many of our former members continuing to support The Phoenix Symphony through attendance, annual/planned giving, and outreach. For more information, call Karen Thorn at 602.452.0420.
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Describe the organization: Suns Charities 88, named after Phoenix Suns Charities’ inaugural year in 1988, was created to offer a platform for energized business professionals within the community to network amongst their peers while providing an opportunity to collectively give back through the philanthropic power of Phoenix Suns Charities. We focus on three main principles: professional development, collaborative partnerships, and philanthropy. In our first three “seasons,” our members have raised over $600,000 for Suns Charities, which has distributed more than $15 million to charitable organizations.
Suns Charities 88 (SC88) Responses by: Paige Pataky, Suns Charities 88 chair, aka “Coach” Year founded: 2012
Was there a specific reason behind founding this organization? The Phoenix Suns Charities Board recognized the importance of continuing its philanthropic tradition with a new generation, and set out to find the top 88 young entrepreneurs, business executives, legal minds, marketing leaders, and other energized professionals. Now in our fourth “season,” SC88 has taken many of these founding members and created an Alumni Program, allowing us to usher in additional young leaders to our fold. Funds raised benefit: We are focused on enhancing the lives of Arizona’s children and their families by actively creating and supporting programs in the areas of education, health, human services, the arts, rehabilitation, and sports and recreation. Describe the activities or events of the organization: Our signature event is our SC88 Slam Dunk, a progressive party culminating on the Phoenix Suns’ center court. This year, Slam Dunk will take place in October, with tickets starting at $188. Developing the next generation of philanthropists/volunteers is important because: Our SC88 members create a forum for networking, personal development, philanthropic and fundraising opportunities that simultaneously create a community-minded, connected workforce across the Valley that benefits the Valley. For more information, visit www.nba. com/suns/charities-charities-88 or call 602.379.7948.
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Herberger Theater Center’s Young Leadership Board Responses by: Katherine May, Young Leadership Board chair Year founded: Late 2014 (officers were elected January 2015)
Describe the organization: The Young Leadership Board (YLB) is a civic organization of Valley young professionals with an interest in promoting the Herberger Theater Center (HTC) and the broader Phoenix arts community. Our mission is to build awareness, foster growth, and raise funds for the HTC and its Youth Outreach Programs, while providing a platform for professional development through civic involvement, networking, and mentorship opportunities. Our members have a diverse set of skills and experience, but they all share a passion for, and commitment to, the performing arts. Was there a specific reason behind founding this organization? Much of what we do is aimed at generating interest in the theater among the younger demographic, so they may develop a passion for, and commitment to, the performing arts. The arts industry has a significant impact in our communities and is vital for the future. We are encouraging the next generation to engage and play their part. Funds raised benefit: The HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs—Arizona Young Artists’ Competition, Multicultural Theater Camp and Wolf Trap—designed to give Arizona children (ages 3-19) opportunities to excel, learn, and heal through the arts. Describe the activities or events of the organization: We have monthly meetings to plan upcoming networking events and fundraisers, and discuss topics of interest facing the local community. We’ve also brought in guest speakers to talk with us about professional development. Lately we’ve been busy planning our inaugural fundraiser, “Stand Up for Downtown Theater,” an evening of comedy, food and cocktails taking place at the HTC on Sept. 11 from 7-10 p.m. We also host social events, as well as volunteer with other non-profit arts groups, such as Free Arts for Abused Children. We’re always looking for opportunities to get involved in our community. For more information, visit www. herbergertheater.org/young-leadershipboard/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Describe the organization: In 1988, the Valley of the Sun (VOS) Active 20-30 Club established itself in the Phoenix area. VOS Active 20-30 is a regional division of Active 20-30 International. VOS 20-30 is made up of approximately 65 professional women, ages 20-39, who are committed to fundraising for the club’s 501c3 charity, Valley Kids Foundation, building leadership development skills, and participating in organized hands-on activities with local children’s charities.
Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club Responses by: Siobhan Richards, president Year founded: 1988
Was there a specific reason behind founding this organization? This club was founded to provide young adults an opportunity for personal growth, friendship, and leadership development, while improving the quality of life for children in the community. Funds raised benefit: Local children’s charities, including Florence Crittenton of Arizona, Child Crisis Center, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Describe the activities or events of the organization: VOS 20-30 has two fundraising events: the 8th Annual Wine Soiree event on Nov. 20, and our signature event, the 22nd Annual VIVA: A Valley Kids Foundation Benefit on April 2, 2016. VIVA is an extravagant semi-formal event that features games, live entertainment, food, dancing, and more. Proceeds from both events are directly applied to programs served by the Valley Kids Foundation. The club also volunteers at organized hands-on activities monthly with our beneficiaries. Developing the next generation of philanthropists/volunteers is important because: Giving back to your local community is so important. You are never too young to start. Twenty years from now, this organization will… Be thriving with young, professional women; providing funding to even more local children’s charities; and promoting leadership development to the future generation of philanthropists. For more information, visit www.vos2030az.com.
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Scottsdale 20-30 Club Responses by: Matt Wolach, president Year founded: 1987
Describe the organization: The Scottsdale 20-30 Club is made up of 50 young men between the ages of 20 and 39 who come together to help children who are sick, at risk, or in need. By hosting special events, the Club draws the community together to raise funds for, and to educate our citizens about, the financial, medical, and emotional needs of Arizona’s children. Was there a specific reason behind founding this organization? While there were several philanthropic groups for older people, there was no outlet for young men to give back to their community. The Scottsdale 20-30 Club was founded for that purpose, and it continues today. Funds raised benefit: Local children’s charities. The groups we cater to are not national organizations, but groups with smaller budgets based here in Arizona. The funds we raise have a big impact on the children in our community. Describe the activities or events of the organization: We have two primary fundraising events: NiteFlite, which is a two-day event in October, and Brokers for Kids/Agents Benefiting Children, which runs in April. Each event has grown to be very popular in the community, with as many as 3,000 attendees. Developing the next generation of philanthropists/volunteers is important because: So many younger people want to give back but they don’t know where they can do it and they don’t know how. A lot of what we do revolves around developing our newer members to become strong leaders and philanthropists. Twenty years from now, this organization will… have a new set of incredible leaders who continue to produce amazing things for the kids in our community who need it most. For more information, visit www.scottsdale2030.org, or contact Matt Wolach, president, at mwolach@scottsdale2030. org. For membership information, contact Joe Conner, VP of membership, at email@example.com.
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Describe the organization: We established Barrow Beyond to give the next generation of philanthropists in the Valley an opportunity to learn about and support Barrow Neurological Institute. Our goal was to create an interesting but meaningful way to bring people together for learning, philanthropy, and fun.
Barrow Beyond Responses by: Shannon Mishkin, co-founder Year founded: 2012
Was there a specific reason behind founding this organization? I was asked to serve on a committee formed by Barrow Neurological Foundation to raise money for Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center. As I learned more about Barrow, I began to realize that my demographic wasn’t familiar with the amazing research and clinical trials underway there. I felt I could help foster an up-and-coming group of Barrow supporters, so I called two of my friends—Lisa Geyser and Sharon Pollack. We all had family or friends who had been treated at Barrow. Funds raised benefit: To date we’ve raised nearly $200,000 for Barrow. Becoming a member requires a personal annual commitment of $1,000 to Barrow Neurological Foundation. Each spring we designate what specific area of Barrow we will support. Describe the activities or events of the organization: Barrow Beyond offers many opportunities to get involved. We are invited to special programs at Barrow where top neurosurgeons, neurologists and researchers discuss the latest advances in technology, research and treatments for spine and brain diseases. We also host networking events where we socialize and hear about the fascinating work at Barrow. Developing the next generation of philanthropists/volunteers is important because: Philanthropy is critical to Barrow Neurological Institute’s ability to invest in medical research, physician training, and patient services. Barrow will depend upon our generation to help fund important advances made in the neurological sciences. Ultimately, the goal is to find cures for devastating neurological conditions so that more lives can be saved. For more information, visit www.supportbarrow.org/barrowbeyond.
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If you’re looking for a flower bouquet that impresses—and a unique floral shopping experience—there’s a new company in town that hopes to fit the bill: BloomNation.com, which recently launched its services in Phoenix. Often referred to as “the Etsy for flowers,” the online marketplace showcases the designs of top artisan florists in more than 3,000 cities nationwide. Touting total transparency, a “BloomSnap” is taken of the arrangement created for you before it is delivered to your recipient. The company paired with many of Phoenix’s local florists, including We Got Flowers, to provide its service.
Shake it Up
Get ready to indulge, because Shake Shack is coming to Uptown Plaza. Scheduled for a late 2015/early 2016 opening, this will be just the second Arizona location of the famed NYC-based, Danny Meyer-crafted restaurant. The locale will offer its famous burgers, griddled-crisp flat-top hotdogs, fries, and of course, fresh-made frozen custard. www.shakeshack.com or www.uptownplazaphx.com.
There’s a new face at Phoenix Art Museum. Meet Kaela Hoskings, the museum’s new Gerry Grout Education Director. Previously the director of education at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, she also was awarded the Museum Education Division Outstanding Art Educator of the Year in 2014 from the Texas Art Education Association. “Kaela Hoskings is uniquely qualified to expand Phoenix Art Museum’s audience with her high energy, creativity, and dedication to community outreach,” says Amada Cruz, The Sybil Harrington Director at Phoenix Art Museum. “We are thrilled to have her leading the excellent education team at the museum.”
Root for Our State!
At the upcoming Phoenix Fashion Week, just 13 designers from across the country were handpicked to compete for the coveted Emerging Designer of the Year title. After four months of challenges and a boot camp, they will vie for the title at the event’s closing night. This year, four Arizona designers were chosen to compete. Go Arizona! Meet them here (and at www.phoenixfashionweek.com) and root for your favorite!
Medium Apparel Co., Phoenix: www.mediumapparel.com UPTOWN |
Lousy Rich, Phoenix: www.lousyrich.co
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Laura Tanzer, Tucson: www.lauratanzerdesigns.com
Hues of Ego, Scottsdale: www.huesofego.com
Profiles of Success Hispanic Awards Celebration
Dinner in the Stacks Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. This annual beloved event is held at the Burton Barr Central library and features a dinner, silent auction, and dessert. The event will also celebrate the success of College Depot, while also honoring the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and the Helios Education Foundation. $250. www.phoenixlibraryfoundation.org.
Sept. 11, 11 a.m. Held at the Phoenix Convention Center, this luncheon is Valle del Sol’s annual fundraising event. It launches National Hispanic Heritage Month in Arizona by recognizing Latino leadership, and is attended by more than 1,400 people. In addition to the lunch and awards presentation, there will be a reception and silent auction. $100. www.valledelsol.com.
Stand Up for Downtown Theater Sept. 11, 7 p.m. This inaugural event of the Herberger Theater’s Young Leadership Board will showcase a variety of comedians, as well as include dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Herberger Theater’s Arts Education Outreach programs. The event will be at the theater. $50-$100. www.herbergertheater.org.
Shoes in the City
3rd Annual A Night of Hope
GREAT EVENTS TO ATTEND THIS MONTH! BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN
Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m. Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue for this event that features shoes, prizes from Saks, cosmos, and a special fall fashion sneak peak. Held in the shoe department at Saks Fifth Avenue, the event benefits AWEE. $85. www.awee.org.
Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Don your favorite white threads in honor of the innocence of children and attend this event, which will be held at a private Paradise Valley residence. Comfy Cozy’s for Chemo’s 3rd Annual A Night of Hope supports childhood cancer warriors with an evening of dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, live music, and dancing. $200. www.comfycozys.com.
9th Annual Jason Schechterle Gala Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. This night honors the 2015-2016 award recipients for the scholarship program. Held at the Arizona Grand Resort, it includes dinner, entertainment, and dancing. The evening benefits the 100 Club. $200. www.100club.org.
Jason Schechterle Gala
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do ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2016 BREAKFAST Sept. 2, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa What challenges and opportunities lie ahead as our economy continues to grow into the new year? The Economic Outlook 2016 Breakfast unveils answers to this question with the latest research and expert analysis of our financial climate. Presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the program provides insight from local, national and global perspectives. Attendees will enjoy a delicious breakfast, the most important meal of the day, to help fuel the even more important conversation that follows. 7-10 a.m. $85. www.phoenixchamber.com. SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FEAST: HOW TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR MENU CHOICES Sept. 8, Bluewater Grill Phoenix Sustainability, specifically environmental sustainability, is the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources–and this is something Bluewater Grill lives by. Join them as they serve a special menu of seafood and shellfish sustainably caught or farmed according to standards established by Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Aquarium of the Pacific or the Marine Stewardship Council. Guests can select three courses, including a raw shellfish or hot seafood starter, a choice of signature chowder or lobster bisque, and an entrée. Now that’s what we call a sustainable, seafood heaven. $34.95. www.bluewatergrill.com. STAND UP FOR DOWNTOWN THEATER Sept. 11, Herberger Theater Center This inaugural event of the Herberger Theater's Young Leadership Board will showcase some of the Valley's top comedians performing their best stand-up routines. The evening includes dinner provided by Sierra Bonita Grill, a silent auction, and a cash bar. Proceeds from the event will support the Herberger Theater's Arts Education and Outreach programs. 7-10 p.m. $50. www.herbergertheater.org. DESOTO CENTRAL MARKET: FREAK OUT Sept. 12, DeSoto Central Market Are you a food connoisseur? Well, then the Freak Out Fundraiser at DeSoto Central Market has your name written all over it. Wear your craziest, wackiest and freakiest carnival attire and enjoy carnival-esque festivities, from cocktail snow cones and artisan cotton candy to a palm reader. A dozen chefs and mixologists from popular Valley restaurants will also be on hand. All proceeds from this freaky, fun event benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. 7-10 p.m. $70. www.phoenixchildrensfoundation.org. ONE HELL OF A NITE TOUR Sept. 15, US Airways Center Multi-platinum selling artist Chris Brown with guest performers Kid Ink, Omarion, Fetty Wap and Teyana Taylor bring their foot-tapping, head-bobbing beats to the Valley this month with the One Hell of a Nite Tour. American recording artist, dancer and actor, Brown, will wow audiences with his dynamic stage presence and choreographed performances. Between his powerful vocals and fresh moves, this will surely be one hell of a night. 7 p.m. $70-$90. www.usairwayscenter.com.
Unknown, Peruvian, Cuzco School Apostle, After Holguín, 18th century Gift of Gerry S. Culpepper ©Phoenix Art Museum
SEPTEMBER CALENDAR BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE
Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art Sept. 5-Feb. 28, Phoenix Art Museum
This landmark exhibit features a selection of remarkable paintings, as well as a grouping of small-scale paintings on copper or tin, which were recently acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum from the Estate of Gerry S. Culpepper and the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. With the exception of one exquisite 18th-century Mexican painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe—on display at the museum for the first time—these paintings were all created in the 18th century in the Viceroyalty of Peru, a territory that encompassed present-day Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, among other modern South American nations. Open during museum hours, included in the price of admission. www.phxart.org.
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do Tarbell. Then, enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by James Beard Award winners Michel Nischan and Chris Bianco, with host Chef Todd Allison. This one-night-only event will be an unforgettable dining experience. 7 p.m. $275. www.jbftasteamerica.org. WALK FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES Sept. 26, Phoenix Zoo Thousands of people will gather at the Phoenix Zoo to help raise money and awareness for homeless families and individuals in the community. The walk is a way to raise awareness about family homelessness, as well as critical funds for UMOM, Arizona's largest family homeless shelter that keeps families together by providing a continuum of care from emergency shelter to affordable housing. The event features live music, refreshments, and the scenic views of the Phoenix Zoo. 6:30 a.m. $25. www.umom.org.
Ballet Under the Stars Sept. 26, Steele Indian School Park
Be swept away by Ballet Arizona’s ballerinas as they dance under the stars. This free event allows Arizona communities to enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, ornate costumes, and beautiful Arizona weather. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a program of varied performances, ranging from classical to contemporary. You will be so enthralled by the dancers that you will be pirouetting your way home. 7 p.m. Free. www.balletaz.org. CASINO NIGHT 2015 Sept. 18, Secret Garden Feelin' lucky? Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona's Young Professional Council and Eide Bailly as they host Casino Night 2015—an evening of blackjack, craps, roulette, and other entertainment. A raffle will reveal who takes home the big prize at the end of the night. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, which is committed to mentoring the Valley's youth. 7-10p.m. $50. www.bbbsaz.org. LEWIS BLACK THE RANT IS DUE: PART DEUX Sept. 19, Comerica Theatre Need more funny in your life? Well, Lewis Black's The Rant is Due is on its second leg of the tour with Part Deux. Black, a Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers of this day and age. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually to sold-out audiences throughout the world. Black is a rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. 8 p.m. $39.50-$75. www.comericatheatre.com. JUNK IN THE TRUNK VINTAGE MARKET Sept. 19-20, WestWorld of Scottsdale Searching for that perfect thingamabob to complete your whatchamacallit collection? Look no further because Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
is full of doodads galore. The market features all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade, as well as more than 150 juried local Arizona and California artists and vendors who offer insight and inspiration to help attendees turn one man's trash into another man's treasure. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $8. www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com. DOYLE BRAMHALL II Sept. 22, Musical Instrument Museum Doyle Bramhall II stands as one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music. This musical mastermind has collaborated with Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Elton John, and more. Bramhall is now completing his anticipated fourth solo album, launching the next chapter in his extraordinary musical venture. 7 p.m. $32.50-$27.50. www.mim.org. JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION'S THIRD ANNUAL TASTE AMERICA Sept. 26, Royal Palms Resort & Spa It’s the third year for The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: “Local Flavor from Coast to Coast.” The national epicurean tour visits 10 American cities, and each city enjoys a special evening that starts with a tasting reception from a line-up of celebrated local chefs, followed by a one-of-a-kind, four-course dinner crafted in collaboration with a Taste America all-star and local star chef. Phoenician foodies will begin their evening with a tasting reception featuring some of Phoenix’s culinary masters, including Kevin Binkley, Matt Carter, Beau MacMillan, Mel Mecinas and Mark
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JASON ALDEAN Sept. 26, Ak-Chin Pavilion Grab that cowboy hat and head on over to Ak-Chin Pavilion for American country music singer Jason Aldean's Burn It Down Tour. Since 2005, Aldean has recorded for Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released six albums and 23 singles. Of his singles, 14 have reached Number One on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts. Without a doubt, Aldean has become a leading figure in the country music scene. 7:30 p.m. $42.50-$87.70. www.ak-chinpavilion.com. COMPOST TEA Sept. 26, Desert Botanical Garden Are you a tea drinker? Ever wondered how to brew your own compost tea? Well, here is your chance! Join Liz Lonetti from the Desert Botanical Garden as she helps you understand the benefits compost tea provides by replacing chemical-based fertilizers that cause harm to roots and leaves. By doing so, it enhances the growth of beneficial soil bacteria and results in healthier, more stress-tolerant plants. Healthier plants create healthier teas, which results in a healthier you! 10 a.m. $38. www.dbg.org. RICKY MARTIN: ONE WORLD TOUR Sept. 26, Comerica Theatre Admit it, you know every single lyric to “Livin' la Vida Loca” and proudly belt it out whenever you hear it play. This lively song made Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Ricky Martin a worldwide sensation and transitioned him from a Spanish-speaking market into the Englishspeaking market of Latin pop. Here is your chance to sing along with Martin word-forword as he performs live at Comerica Theatre. 8 p.m. $46-$126. www.comericatheatre.com. VAN HALEN Sept. 28, Ak-Chin Pavilion First formed in 1972, Van Halen has become one of the most successful rock acts of all time. The band earned worldwide fame for their many popular songs and larger-than-life stage performances. Don’t miss your chance to experience rock music perfection as Van Halen brings its North American Tour to our beloved desert landscape. 7:30 p.m. $29$149. www.ak-chinpavilion.com.
EXPRESS YOUR “PURSEONALITY”
It’s time for the 7th Annual It’s In The Bag BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN
ho wouldn’t love a new evening bag that came with theater tickets? Or a backpack filled with hiking goodies? Or a designer bag filled with another surprise? Tempting, right? You can have the chance to bid on items just like that at the 7th Annual It’s In The Bag, hosted by the Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council (WoMAC) at Phoenix Art Museum.
If You Go…
WHAT: 7th Annual It’s In The Bag WHEN: Sept. 26, 6 p.m. WHERE: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix TICKETS: $75 INFORMATION: www.phxart.org or 602.257.1880
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This Sept. 26 event offers the ultimate night out experience. In addition to a silent auction with all of the themed bags, there will also be signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a culinary competition between local restaurants, live entertainment, and a men’s lounge. And this year, one lucky guest will even have the opportunity to win a diamond from House of Diamonds in honor of WoMAC’s 10-year anniversary. “The Women's Metropolitan Arts Council is a diverse group of professional women who share a passion for the arts. Our membership represents a broad range of industries, including finance, law, marketing and healthcare,” says event chair Katie Rubin. “Our mission and focus with WOMAC is on arts and education, fundraising and networking.” Some of the silent auction themes include purses with tickets to Phoenix Fashion Week and Ballet Arizona, resort packages, and weekend getaways. This ultimate night out is the perfect place to discover your purse-onality and use it to benefit a great cause—the Phoenix Art Museum.
dentalhealthreport PAINLESS FIX FOR RECEDING GUMS! PINHOLE GUM REJUVENATION
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Treatment: Pinhole Surgical Technique for 3 Teeth in this patient’s Upper Left Quadrant Procedure time: 45 minutes. No sutures, no pain medication.
ver the past year, Dr Erik Svans and Dr Steven Chang have treated 100’s of teeth with a revolutionary procedure to correct Gingival Recession away from a procedure called Pinhole Surgical Technique™ or PST™. The results have been very impressive, without the need for suturing and cutting donor tissue from your palate, which was required for Traditional Gingival Grafting. Focusing on solving the original cause of the recession first (overzealous brushing, history of periodontal disease, bruxism), and treating the affected sites with PST™ second, Dr Svans and Dr Chang have been able to provide an alternative to Gingival Recession
Correction predictably and reliably with minimal pain—the number one reason why patients and dentists dislike the Traditional approach. Pinhole Surgical Technique was designed to help those who suffer from Gingival Recession procedure that is considered the most painful procedure in Dentistry. Dr. Svans and Dr. Chang were two of the first dentists in Arizona and the United States trained and certified as Pinhole Surgical Technique™ Providers. During your Complimentary Consult, they can educate you on this amazing procedure and how they can help correct your receding gums without sutures and with mild post operative pain.
Treatment: Pinhole Surgical Technique for 5 Teeth in this patient’s Upper Arch. Procedure Time: 60 Minutes. No sutures, no pain medication ERIK P. SVANS DDS
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EXPLORING ARIZONA WINES Arizona’s unique terroir produces some great wines BY SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM
rapes have grown in this area since the Hohokam cultivated native varietals. By the 1500s, the Spanish introduced European grapes, many of which thrived in the Southwest. However, the state’s wine industry disappeared almost overnight during Prohibition. Arizona’s modern wine industry has evolved slowly since about 1973. It got a shot in the arm in 2006, when the Arizona Wine Growers Association helped craft new legislation that allowed Arizona wineries to sell and ship direct to consumers. Today, there are more than 100 wineries statewide, each of which celebrates Arizona’s terroir, or the unique soil, topography and climate that imparts taste and flavor to wines. There are three primary growing regions in Arizona: the Verde Valley north of Phoenix, Sonoita in Southern Arizona, and Willcox in Southeastern Arizona.
flights, but a tasting menu of delicious apps and stone-fired pizzas. If you visit on a weekend, you can catch live music, take a winery tour, or book a massage or yoga session in the vineyard. Most of the wines at Page Springs are blends of several southern Rhône varietals, such as Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Try the 2014 La Serrana, a blend of Roussane, Viognier and Marsanne.
HEAD NORTH TO THE VERDE VALLEY
Caduceus Cellar (www.caduceous.org) is the brainchild of musician Maynard James Keenan. From the Steampunkesque tasting room in Jerome you can sample wines from both Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards. The tasting room, which also serves up coffee during the morning hours, is open daily. The Caduceus wines reflect Keenan’s adoration for Northern Arizona and his ability to finesse the state’s terroir to create wines most often found in arid parts of Spain and Italy. White lovers should sample the Viognier and Chenin Blanc, while red lovers must try Oneste, a Barbera-Merlot blend. For something really unique, check out the 2013 Lei Li Nebbiolo Rosé, which the tasting room staff describes as
Alcantara Vineyard & Winery (www. alcantaravineyard.com) has been a major player in creating a viable wine industry in the state. The tasting room is open daily. For a truly unique experience, you can tour the winery and vineyard with owner Barbara Predmore every Friday or Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Alcantara offers several wines made from 100 percent locally grown grapes, including a Merlot Rosé, Mourvèdre and Pinot Noir.
The Verde Valley is in Northern Arizona’s red rock countryside and canyons surrounding Cottonwood, Jerome and Sedona, about 90 minutes north of Phoenix. Arizona winemaker (and lead vocalist for metal band Tool) Maynard James Keenan favors Northern Arizona’s “harsh yet mystical” terroir. The area is now home to more than 30 wineries and tasting rooms. These are a few of the favorites, and you can find more online at www.vvwinetrail.com. Page Springs Cellars (www.pagespringscellars.com) is a wine oasis. The tasting room is open daily and offers not only wine UPTOWN |
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blend of Malvasia and Symphony. The rare one here is Imbibe.2—a fun blend of varietals from several years, including a 2006 Petite Verdot, 2007 Syrah, Tempranillo and Graciano.
“eating watermelon on a friend’s shady porch on a summer day.” Pillsbury Wines (www.pillsburywine. com) is the vineyard of New Zealand-born filmmaker-turned-winemaker Sam Pillsbury. Pillsbury grows all of his grapes in Southern Arizona (Willcox), but has a tasting room in Cottonwood. You will be able to choose from 14 different wines, mostly Rhône blends, served daily in the tasting room. Be sure to check out the WildChild Red (Sangiovese, Grenache, Shiraz and Merlot), WildChild White (Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Symphony) and Roan Red, a Mourvèdre blend.
Flying Leap Vineyards (www. flyingleapvineyards. com) specializes in ultra-premium, proprietary wines. The winery is actually in Elgin, with tasting rooms in Willcox, Bisbee, Elgin and Tucson. You must sample the estate-grown Tempranillo. This oak-aged Spanish wine is mediumbodied with a smooth finish. Another great Rhône varietal blend is Escape, a ViognierMarsanne blend that is reminiscent of honey and summer peaches.
HEAD SOUTH TO SONOITA AVA AND WILLCOX The Sonoita/Elgin Wine Trail is about 45 minutes south of Tucson and is home to Arizona’s only designated American Viticultural Area (AVA). USA Today named the Sonoita/Elgin Wine Trail one of the top 10 wine trails in the U.S. Another hour past Elgin is Willcox. Nearly 75 percent of all of Arizona’s wine grapes are actually grown here, even for many of the wineries elsewhere in the state. You can find everything from bold reds to crisp whites to sweet dessert wines in Willcox. Below are a few of the Southern Arizona favorites, but you can find more, plus a great tasting map, online at www.willcoxwines.com and at www.sonoitawineguild.com. Dos Cabezas Wineworks (www. doscabezaswinery.com) in Sonoita has been producing wines since 1995. The tasting room is open Thursday through
Sunday. Two favorites are the El Norte, a somewhat spicy red blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Counoise. The Pink, perfect for those lazy September afternoons in Arizona, is a lovely rosè blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah that smells like summer—watermelons and strawberries with a touch of an Arizona desert after the monsoon rains. AZ Hops & Vines (www.azhopsandvines.com) is a small winery operated by two sisters in an old converted farmhouse. The tasting room, open Thursday through Sunday, is fun, quirky and family-centric, complete with a petting zoo and outdoor games. The wine labels here are as much fun as the wines. For something light and fresh, try Verena, a SEPTEMBER 2015 |
Lawrence Dunham Vineyards (www. lawrencedunhamvineyards.com) is an estate wine grower in Pearce. They grow those same Rhône varietals that thrive here in Arizona—Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache and Viognier. You can make an appointment to visit the winery in Southern Arizona, but the tasting room in Old Town Scottsdale is open Wednesday through Sunday. LDV recently started pouring the 2012 Syrah—the winery’s first 100 percent estate-grown Syrah. The vines are babies, only a couple of years old, so this is a chance to experience the birth of a new Arizona industry. There is also an estate-grown Viognier that is similar to a Sauvignon Blanc or dry Riesling. Susan Lanier-Graham is a Certified California Wine Appellation Specialist and a member of International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE MENU?
The backbone of the menus are seasonal, local, farm-fresh ingredients. Our goal is always to create simple, nourishing food that feeds the surrounding community. New this year, we’re taking the best of what we do in the restaurants and taking it off-site for tons of Downtown businesses through our new catering company. WHAT IS YOUR OWN FAVORITE ON THE MENU?
At St. Francis, The Forbidden Rice Bowl: seven vegetables, ginger, garlic, sweet and spicy dressing. At the Café, the 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken, our signature rotisserie chicken, slow cooked over a hardwood fire. It includes a choice of two sides. YOU USE A WOOD-BURNING OVEN–WHY DO YOU THINK THAT’S SO IMPORTANT?
I have loved cooking with fire since I was a Boy Scout. Fire is the oldest form of cooking and the smoky, high heat just makes food taste better. WHAT DREW YOU TO BE A CHEF?
My family has been in the restaurant business since the 1930s, so there was an innate interest. But I started to get inspired through Boy Scouts and a hunger for great food.
ANY COOKING TIP YOU CAN SHARE?
Buy the best ingredients and prepare them simply. Let the ingredients shine and don’t overcomplicate the dish.
In the kitchen with Aaron Chamberlin, owner of St. Francis restaurant and the Phoenix Public Market Café + Catering
IF YOU WEREN’T A CHEF, YOU’D BE…
A gardener, full-time. St. Francis is located at 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.200.8111; www.stfrancisaz.com. It’s open for lunch, happy hour and dinner during the week, and brunch, happy hour and dinner on the weekends. Phoenix Public Market Café + Catering is located at 14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix; 602.253.2700; www.phxpublicmarket.com/cafe. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
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The Garden ’Rita offers a symphony of flavors BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ
he Garden ’Rita immediately delivers the boldness of the jalapeño-infused tequila by Tanteo, followed by the distinct flavors of makrut lime and blood orange, that wash in carrying the aromatic finish of cilantro,” says Michelle Jacob, the general manager of Gertrude’s, the restaurant located at the Desert Botanical Garden (1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix; 480.719.8600; www.gertrudesrestaurant.net), where the drink was created and is served. The Garden ’Rita ($9) is made with jalapeño tequila, lime syrup, blood orange liqueur, lime, cilantro, and prickly pear. “We wanted a unique cocktail that married Southwest flair with the Gardenesque atmosphere of the restaurant, and paired well with most items on the menu,” says Jacob, who explains that one of her favorite dishes to pair it with, “hands down,” is the Bison Tenderloin. “A little sweet heat against the heartiness of bison is a party in the mouth!” Gertrude’s utilizes fresh and local ingredients from artisans and farmers around Arizona and the Southwest, including fresh herbs and vegetables from their own patio and the community garden located on property at the Garden. As for the drink, “This deliciously fun margarita was created to tantalize every palate. For our more adventurous drinkers, we can sass it up a bit with habanero/ prickly pear purée made from peppers and cacti fruit grown on the Garden’s grounds,” says Jacob. Cheers!
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Whether used as décor or at your dinner table, these trays serve up a dose of style BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID
(Clockwise from top) Orange You Glad? Round oversized orange tray, $59 at West Elm, 480.948.1950.
Brown Out Brown wicker tray, Straw Studios Home, $16 at Dillard’s.
This & That Ampersand “Raise a Glass” tray, $60 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869.
Flower Power Tracy Porter® For Poetic Wanderlust® “Magpie” oval platter, Poetic Wanderlust, $43 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111.
Go for the Gold Gold tray, $44 at West Elm.
Sleek & Classy Silver tray, Nambè, $275 at Nambè, 480.483.0664.
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Get ready to relax. This Tao Daybed, designed and crafted by the talented duo Hellman-Chang, offers a subtle East Asian influence with its sleek, angular, hand-carved wood frame. Sporting a walnut finish, it utilizes the opening formed by the negative space of the design to allow for a sitting area on either side of the piece. The daybed is intended to “float” in a room. $10,950 (not including fabric) at Town Studio, 480.214.4792; www.townstudio.com. BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN
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ROCK YOUR BOOTIE Fall’s booties will rock your socks off
BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID
(Clockwise from top) Got Wine? Wine studded pointed-toe bootie, Valentino Garavani, $1,375 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000.
Buckle Up Black suede and leather buckle bootie, Coach, $99.99 at Urban Exchange, 480.948.6343.
Showstopper Gray and black sparkle bootie, Chanel, $1,195.95 at To Be Continued… A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.
Sage Advice Sage open-toe lace-up bootie, Saint Laurent Paris, $1,095 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
On the Fringe Snake print fringe bootie, Kate Spade, $278 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Rev Your Engine Burnt Red motorcycle bootie, Frye, $298 at Dillard's, 480.949.5869.
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Get Spotted Animal print platform bootie, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, $975 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The color is classy and matches everything… basic black is so versatile!
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(Clockwise from top) Lace Case Peek-a-boo lace dress, Givenchy, $575.95 at To Be Continued… A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.
Belt it Out Black alligator belt with silver buckle, Gucci, $275.95 at To Be Continued… A Consignment Boutique.
Arm Yourself Beaded tassel bracelet, $36 at Elan Style, 480.941.5575.
Dare to Flare Sheer lace flare pants, Pure Fix by Tricia, $152 at Elan Style.
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A Shoe-In Men's quilted high-top shoes, D.T., $340 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000.
Ear This Chain hoop earrings, Chanel, $715.95 at To Be Continued… A Consignment Boutique.
Shirt the Issue Men's “LIVED-IN” button-up shirt, Gap, $49.95 at Gap, 480.270.8123.
Feeling Shady Round matte sunglasses, Jason Wu, $360 at Optics, 480.991.0509.
vital stats: 2015 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Base Price: $84,420 Price as Tested: $101,796 Seating: 5 Engine: Supercharged 3.0-Liter V6 or 5.0-Liter V8
2015 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER HSE Classic English cosseting
Horsepower: 340 or 510 Fuel Economy: 19/23–City/Highway (V6) Fab Features: Lavish interior Superb driving performance and capability Insuperable technology and equipment
BY JIM PRUETER
ure I could afford this Range Rover HSE. All I need to do is to sell my house and all my investments. The question is if (and that’s a big if) I had $100,000 to $130,000 to spend on a new vehicle, would this be the one? Have I gone completely barmy? It’s certainly tempting. I confess I’m thoroughly smitten with this Range Rover, holding it in the high-esteem I usually reserve for saints. Everything good about automotive luxury and driving is the Land Rover Range Rover amplified and anglicized exponentially: quiet, smooth, capable, luxurious, technologically advanced, with a choice of 17 exterior colors, nine oxford leather saddlery
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color choices, and three finishers in figured Macassar wood, shadow walnut wood or grand lacquered wood. Our test Range Rover was Kaikoura stone on the outside with almond/espresso and almond/ivory perforated oxford leather interior trim, including the Macassar wood accent and wood-trimmed heated steering wheel. Even the headlining was unique, trimmed in ivory Morzine. Power was delivered via 340-supercharged horsepower matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and Land Rover’s world-class Terrain Response System that allows the driver to select from five different settings, depending upon road conditions. Choose snow, mud, sand, rock and general conditions, or let the vehicle do it for you. It’s capable of fording up to 35.4 inches of high-tide monsoon-flooded roads, even as you run the risk of tent city incarceration for ignoring Sheriff Joe’s dictate. The Range Rover is an amazingly able off-road and extreme conditions vehicle, which, for most buyers, is completely unnecessary, yet insanely wonderful to have. And let’s be honest here, it isn’t about using the capability, it’s about having the capability should the occasion arise. (After all, one must keep their Stuart Weitzman’s firmly planted on the deep pile carpeting and not in the mud and guts outside.) The only way somebody’s going to take a $100,000-plus Range Rover off-road is if they fall asleep at the wheel. In a vehicle dedicated to serene sensations and sheer owner delight, our Range Rover came equipped with the HSE package option that includes, among other things, a sliding panoramic roof, heated rear seats, and 20-inch wheels. A comfort package with power reclining rear seats, front refrigerated cooler box, and the Meridan Premium Audio system that sounds like God’s own holy megaphone. Land Rover has built a vehicle that, to my mind, combines the insuperable technology and enormous charisma and craft befitting British luxury. I count it among the few vehicles I could, one day, delight in owning. Automotive writer Jim Prueter is a spokesperson for AAA, and his auto reviews and travel stories appear nationally in print, online, and on TV.
When you hit the gym you need to look the part, right? These looks will get your wardrobe in shape, fast!
TOP: Bright blue and black cutout tank, Calvin Klein Performance, $44. PANTS: Black and blue tie-dye pants, Calvin Klein Performance, $49. SHOES: Black ballet flats, Calvin Klein, $69. All at Calvin Klein Performance, 480.991.3617.
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PHOTOS BY JAMES PATRICK HAIR BY ANNIE THURBER AND MEGAN DAUGHERTY OF SACHI SALON, WWW.SACHISALON.COM MAKEUP BY LORRI GREGORY, 623.521.5934, WWW.SALONTWOBYTWO.COM STYLING BY STACEY RICHMAN AND SAMANTHA LAPID MODELS FROM FORD/ROBERT BLACK AGENCY SHOT ON-SITE AT GAINEY VILLAGE HEALTH CLUB & SPA, 7747 E. DOUBLETREE RANCH ROAD, SCOTTSDALE; 480.609.6979; WWW.VILLAGECLUBS.COM
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TOP: Blue “Full Force” yoga tank, Athleta, $64. PANTS: Zebra print “Chaturanga” capris, Athleta, $64. Both at Athleta, 480.922.5223.
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TOP: Forest green performance tank top, Gapfit, $34.95. SPORTS BRA: Black sports bra, Gapfit, $20. PANTS: Black with green stripes, Gapfit, $49.95. All at Gap, 480.991.2861.
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TOP: Bright blue tank top, Nike, $70. SPORTS BRA: Neon yellow sports bra, Nike, $50. SHORTS: Neon yellow Dri-fit shorts, Nike Pro, $28. All at Nike, 480.998.1136.
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SPORTS BRA: Lava multicolor “Push the Limit Bra,” Athleta, $54. SKORT: Neon orange “Bustle Skort,” Athleta, $59. Both at Athleta, 480.922.5223. SNEAKERS: Blue air zoom “Pegasus” sneakers, Nike, $110 at Nike, 480.998.1136. SEPTEMBER 2015 |
TOP: Fuchsia running tank top, Nike, $35. SPORTS BRA: Black sports bra, Nike, $35. SHORTS: Fuchsia and black running shorts, Nike, $45. All at Nike, 480.998.1136.
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TOP: Black top, $49. PANTS: Black and white leggings, $49. Both at Calvin Klein Performance, 480.991.3617.
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Brittany and Jaymes Randall Polly Morris and Randy Nussbaum
Central Phoenix Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Dinner Event
Trish McCarty, a bestselling author, educator and advisor, was the featured speaker at this dinner at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. The event was one of Central Phoenix Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly gatherings.
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Katrina Lewis Benson and Ann Marie Feldmann Roseann Higgins and Carly Davis
Michelle Glicksman and Trish McCarty Kellie Zimmet and Magaret Stephens Reed
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YOUR DREAM COME TRU! Sandra E Van Deraa and Randy Johnson
Mayor Greg Stanton
Randy Johnson Hall of Fame Induction Send-Off Party
Where else would a send-off party for Randy Johnson be held? At Chase Field, of course! This event and fundraiser featured nowBaseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson as he headed off to Cooperstown for the festivities.
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drink “A traditional Old Fashioned is made by muddling sugar with bitters, then adding alcohol, and a twist of citrus rind or other fruits,” says Crone. “Our ‘Oaked, Smoked and Spiced’ cocktail flight stays true to the essence of the original Old Fashioned, but showcases trending ingredients and culinary techniques to bring new energy to the American icon.”
The Oaked Sure to be a favorite of the “traditionalist,” the recipe focuses on spotlighting the private label bourbon, which is aged onsite right in the dining room in a Russell’s Reserve Barrel, by simply muddling together with whiskey aged bitters, a sugar cube, and then garnishing with an orange twist and brandied cherry.
THE OLD FASHIONED— BACK IN FASHION
The Smoked In an homage to the days when men would don smoking jackets and light up a cigar to pair with their Old Fashioned, this cocktail’s flavor is developed using Proof’s in-house smoker and homemade root beer bitters. The resulting rich flavors—and intoxicating aromatics—are meant to hit the sense of smell first, and then linger on the taste buds long after the drink is done.
BY ALISON BAILIN
ourbon is back. Or, more accurately, bourbon—always a staple drink of choice by the stereotypical “man’s man” in popular culture—is finally finding female fans. “Over the past decade, the number of women drinking bourbon whiskey has nearly tripled,” says Jon Crone, lead bartender at Proof Canteen at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. “Thanks to shows like Man Men and unabashed fans of the spirit including Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp, they are very sexy menu options today.” So much so, in fact, that Crone and Proof Canteen (www.proofcanteen.com) partnered with master distiller James “Jimmy” Russell—a 50-plus year veteran of the industry—to develop private label bourbon from Russell’s Reserve, solely
The Spiced available at Proof. “When it comes to bourbon whiskey making in the United States, Jimmy is aristocracy,” Crone explains. “It’s a small community of men who have mastered bourbon, and within this brotherhood, Jimmy has gained a reputation as ‘the master distillers’ master distiller.’” What makes the private reserve label unique is not only the high proof of the spirit, but the fact that the bourbon bypasses the chill-filtration process. By avoiding the chillfiltration process, it’s bottled with more flavor compounds and a deeper color, which is denoted by an impressive haze when ice or chilled water is added. To showcase the limited edition private label, Crone and his team have developed their first-ever Old Fashioned cocktail flight, available now. UPTOWN |
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Perhaps the most perfectly paired cocktail of the flight for the season, Crone and Manager Brian Leeds developed this twist on the Old Fashioned thanks to the drinks’ newest fans—women. “How does the old saying go— ‘Woman are sugar and spice and everything nice?’ That’s this cocktail to a ‘T,’” says Crone, who muddles brûléed cinnamon sticks, along with aromatic fruits and a little pepper, to bring out the sugar and spice—not to mention heat—of the bourbon with every sip. Proof patrons can experience the flight for $18, or sample an individual, full-sized drink from the flight for $14. On Friday nights, enjoy the flight at a discounted price of $14. In addition, through October, the restaurant will feature complimentary Old Fashioned flight tastings once a week, showcasing unique techniques and educational elements.
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Yum… smashed avocado, hard boiled egg and a touch of olive oil, sprinkled with freshly ground pepper and sel gris on Noble Bread. This delicious dish is offered at Tea & Toast Co., which is located at DeSoto Central Market (the tea pictured is the Green Gold Cucumber Lemonade). The locale is a café, tea room and coffee shop, where specialty teas and coffees, including options from coowner Allison DeVane’s Teaspressa, are paired with savory bites and sweet pastries. 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; www.desotocentralmarket.com.
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food files cracked wheat dressed with the classic combination of extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. The lemon juice brightens up the ingredients, and adding grilled shrimp creates a perfectly portioned and filling lunch option. 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.795.9710; www.bowlofgreens.com.
NUTRITIOUS AND NOURISHING Fuel up with these picks BY TARYN JEFFRIES
o, you have picked out the perfect workout gear and signed up for the class (insert yoga, pilates or CrossFit here), and you are well on your way to being a better, healthier version of you. What’s next? If everything we read on Pinterest is true, those rockhard abs you are in search of are first made in the kitchen. What we eat has a greater impact on weight loss than any amount of exercise that you can do. To make sure that
Healthy, fresh and fast—those are all things you’ll find in abundance at Grabbagreen. You won’t find anything here on the menu that’s not good for you. From grains to greens, smoothies to juices, and a little bit of everything in-between, you’ll find all are chockfull of fresh, beneficial and nourishing ingredients. So, what happens if you have a craving for pasta but want to stay away from heavy carbs? Grabbagreen’s Indochin from the Grabba Grain menu will prove to be the perfect option to quell your craving. The dish is comprised of a base of quinoa noodles topped with chicken, cucumber, bean sprouts, carrot, green onion, and cilantro, and tossed with a spicy almond dressing. The variations of textures and strong flavors marry perfectly, and provide a party for your palate that will also help to nourish your body without compromising your nutritional goals. (At Cityscape) 50 W. Jefferson, Ste. 120, Phoenix; 602.734.9200; www.grabbagreen.com. you get the biggest return on your personal investment, we’ve checked out some restaurants and dishes that are serving up exciting, nutritious and nourishing dishes right in your own backyard.
Bowl of Greens Bowl of Greens offers up a serious array of salad options that cater to your every craving. Step up to the counter and choose from over 30 fresh toppings, 15 flavorful dressings, and five choices of power-packed proteins. If you get overwhelmed by all of the choices, which is certainly easy to do, they also have a few signature salads that have been carefully crafted. The Taboule salad is fresh and filling, and is complete with chopped parsley, diced tomatoes, onions and
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Green New American Vegetarian When you’ve made a commitment to eat healthier but a bowl full of greens doesn’t make your heart flutter, Green offers up some 100 percent vegan re-imagined comfort food, allowing you to feel like you are easing into your new eating habits. When you can’t quiet your craving for a fast food fix, Green offers up its big WAC—two hand-packed vegan burgers topped with their special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun. Sound familiar? Pair your sandwich with a Vimto juice, an incredibly refreshing concoction of grapes, raspberries and black currants, which is sure to put a little zing in your step. 2022 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.258.1870; www.greenvegetarian.com.
food files the sauce are guaranteed to wake up your palate, and will make this chicken dish anything but boring. 4030 N. 24th St., Phoenix; 602.954.5290; www.khyberhalalfoods.com.
Loving Hut It certainly makes sense that a vegetarian or vegan diet is more healthy than not, filled with plenty of veggies, legumes and grains. With any form of a diet, the selection and preparation of ingredients is key to releasing its benefits. You’ll find a variety of nutritious and invigorating dishes on the menu, which will certainly make it hard to pick just one thing to order. Most all of the menu options have an Asian influence, though there are some American-inspired dishes like their burgers and sandwiches. While all of the dishes are full of flavor and their own complexities, a serious contender for your new favorite dish should be their Royal Noodle Soup. The soup is comprised of rice noodles, oyster mushrooms and tofu, all in a spicy lemongrass broth, and is served alongside bean sprouts and fresh herbs. The fresh flavors of the herbs, aligned with the slightly gingery notes of the lemongrass, pair well in contrast to the earthy flavors of the mushrooms, making for a very comforting dish. 3239 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.264.3480; www.lovinghut.us.
S.E.E.D Café Hula’s Modern Tiki Hula’s offers a respectful nod to the classic tiki bars of the ’50s and ’60s, and puts its own twist on island fusion dishes. The tropical flavors lend a crispness to familiar dishes, as well as a delightful surprise in those that are new to you. Hula’s offers an enticing variety of salads and fresh fish dishes along with other healthy entrées, but if you really want your palate to thank you, try their Ahi Wasabi Bowl. The Ahi tuna is perfectly seared on the outside while retaining that perfect ruby red on the inside, while the wasabi cream sauce (don’t be fooled by the cream here, it’s a very light sauce) brings the perfect amount of heat to battle with the cool freshness of the tuna. Add in some crispy daikon against the buttery texture of the
tuna and you have a brilliant contrast of textures. 4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.265.8454; www.hulasmoderntiki.com.
Khyber Halal One of the biggest struggles that people find when trying to eat healthier is that they get bored with their food. There are certain dishes that seem to always make it into rotation in your kitchen, leading you to get bored and tempted to stray from your efforts. Adding in some new flavors can be an easy way to get yourself back on track—and Khyber Halal offers an eclectic mix of flavors from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Their Chicken Karahi combines flavorful bone-in chicken in a ginger, jalapeño and tomato-based curry sauce, along with a side of Naan. The strong flavors of
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What better way to start the day than with a hearty and clean breakfast in the same building where you can jumpstart your day in the healthiest of ways? S.E.E.D Café is located within the Madison Improvement Club, where you can comingle with like-minded people looking to clear their mind and spirit with yoga and spin classes. So once you give yourself a little glow from the inside out, you can feed your body with any one of their healthy and filling breakfast burritos. Two standouts are the Turkado Chavokey and the Chickrizo. While breakfast burritos don’t immediately conjure up the most nutritious breakfast options, both of these burritos are hearty and chock-full of the best available ingredients. 3802 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.626.7307; www.seedcafephoenix.com.
new in town
A former oil repair shop gets a gourmet makeover BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN
ake one former oil repair shop, transform it into a stylish yet cozy neighborhood hangout, and you have Sip Coffee & Beer Garage. Located on Indian School Road, this locale, which is opening late this month, offers a full selection of Cartel Coffee Lab coffees, handcrafted cocktails, and an extensive list of locally-focused beer and wine—including 24 beers and six wines
on tap. The chef-driven menu will have a selection of everything from breakfast burritos to salads to paninis, and more. The location is the second venture for Tida and Travis Radevski, who also own the popular Sip Coffee & Beer House in Scottsdale. “We knew we wanted to be in the Arcadia area, and fell in love with the building as soon as we saw it," Travis says. "One of our goals with both Sip locations was to creatively reuse old, empty spaces, so we wanted to embrace that fact that this was a former neighborhood garage." UPTOWN |
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As a Sip destination, the renovated space will have approximately 100 seats, an expansive dining patio, and will be decorated with a shabby-chic décor that incorporates vintage finds and funky furnishings. A dedicated drive-thru lane was also added to the building. Adding to the allure of the cozy neighborhood spot will be the events offered nightly–from live music to open mic nights to a Coffee and Cars series. For those of you who really need to wind down after a long day, stop in on yoga night. 3620 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; www.sipcoffeeandbeerhouse.com.
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