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Pulse 15 UP CLOSE Selina Schuh is paying it forward

18 BEAT Sarah Jane Bourque on Seneca Jewelry

19 BEAT ON THE COVER: Simon Majumdar, photo by Claudia Johnstone, www.dasfotohaus.com.

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20 HIS STYLE Meet Auggie Bartning

21 HER STYLE

24 SIMON MAJUMDAR

Meet Andrea Evans

The food personality and Food Network judge talks his Phoenix-based show and his new podcast launching this month

22 NOTICED

28 CHIC AT THE BOUTIQUE Eight fashionistas behind locally loved stores 52 FASHION Fall flair

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Contents Now 37 HOT TICKET Electric Desert

38 LOWDOWN News to know

40 CALENDAR Noteworthy events

42 DO Great upcoming events

43 OUT Fall festivities

44 EVENT Noche en Blanco

46 CULTURE Shemer Arizona Arts Festival

Style 49 MUST-HAVE Jimmy Choo booties

50 SHOP Leopard print

51 SHOP Oversized items

58 ALLURE Ode to Fashion Week

59 DWELL Coffee table finds

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EMPOWERED LIVING

Having transformed her own life, Selina Schuh takes women on a journey of personal growth She wasn’t always an expert in relationships and it’s been a rocky road to get to where she is today but Selina Schuh is helping women embody the love they want and become their own knight in shining armor. Born and raised in Switzerland, Schuh moved to the US to study Montessori Education while teaching

almost every grade level throughout the country. After earning a bachelor’s degree in English and German literature and a master’s degree in journalism she went on to work for several online learning companies while living in Phoenix, eventually landing a journalism teaching job within Maricopa Community Colleges.

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With a 25-year teaching background, Schuh fell in love with working with college-aged students and adults thanks to their ability to self-motivate. She enjoyed her students but things at home were not as enjoyable and she found herself divorced. It was at that moment, 10 years ago, that she began looking at relationships differently and embarked on a deep journey of personal growth. What started out as a conversation amongst friends about ways to radically change their relationships morphed into seminars outside of her day job and eventually evolved into what is now her successful relationship education company, Empowered Living Strategies (www.empoweredls.com). Within Empowered Living Strategies, Schuh works with women on an individual basis or in group settings who tend to feel stuck or frustrated in their relationships. They may be single or dating, but don’t seem to be able to make the deep

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connections they are yearning for, or they are in a long-term relationship, yet are struggling to create a stronger connection. Schuh puts an emphasis on personal relationships and applies tactics she has personally used that have proven results along with her own curriculum she has created. Her signature Empowered Living vision board workshops are one of her most popular ways women connect with each other to feel empowered. “It’s no secret that having clear goals makes achieving personal and business objectives much more likely and being clear on what to pursue creates peace of mind,” she shares. During a vision board session, participants gain clarity about their professional, relationship, family, financial and health goals. In addition to in-person classes, Schuh offers online support to help her clients. Inspired by people that take action to change their life for the better, Schuh encourages others to radiate happiness outward and impact the planet in a positive way. “We all have the ability to create significant change, but not everyone is willing to do the work. When people meet the challenge, I’m really inspired,” she explains. “I have a group of friends that own and built their businesses out of nothing. I continue to be inspired by their willingness to show up for work on a daily basis, despite all the obstacles they face. They are powerful change-makers.” Taking the step to leave her full-time job and steady paycheck behind to create Empowered Living has proved to be the most significant accomplishment for Schuh. Aside from her businesses, the self-proclaimed “supportive mentor” is a proud mother to a high school senior and wife of eight years with a passion for travel. Although desert life is quite different than the green hills she grew up climbing in Switzerland, Schuh proudly says, “I love that we have foothill preserves in the middle of the city and I’m an avid hiker.” During the cooler months, you will often find her hiking Dreamy Draw near her home in Phoenix. When she’s not climbing mountains or tackling relationship summits, the quiet woman behind Empowered Living is developing a telesummit series with her colleagues focusing on female business owners and how they want to integrate their partners and family members with the goals of their businesses. “So often, as business owners, we work many hours, and have little energy left for anything else. However, we started our businesses to build a better life for our families and the question becomes, how to bring those two areas of our lives into balance,” she says. The fall and winter months will be busy with vision board workshops since people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions and intentions for 2019. With a packed schedule of workshops for individuals and couples, Schuh is busy promoting Becoming Your Own Knight in Shining Armor: A Guide to Love that Feeds Your Soul, her book she released last year that uses daily practices backed by science, spiritual wisdom, and decades of her own experience to guide readers to create the love they desire.


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A MODERN GEM

Creative director and owner of Seneca Jewelry, Sarah Jane Bourque was born with jewels in her genes.

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

Influenced by her mother, who is also a jewelry designer, Sarah Jane Bourque is a veteran in the jewelry world with nearly 25 years of jewelry design under her belt. The driven jewelry maven finds joy designing pieces to inspire women. “Few things make me happier than when a woman writes me and tells me how one of my pieces helped inspire her or get her through a difficult period,” she says. Trained in fashion design including a stint at the prestigious Woodbury University in Los Angeles, the cum laude grad moved to New York via Paris to study haute couture where she found herself designing luxury handbags for Barry Kieselstein-Cord. It was there she was drawn to the magical world of jewelry. On a whim, Bourque moved to the desert to launch her first collection, Saint by Sarah Jane which turned into a national brand and graced the shelves of Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s for over a decade. After taking a few years off to raise her family, Seneca Jewelry was born. With a focus on quality made for the sophisticated modern women, Seneca is beautiful and practical for every day wear. The brand derived its moniker from none other than philosopher Seneca. Through the theorist’s wisdom, each of the pieces connects women with attributes like love and friendship. “I want each of my customers to have a connection with my jewelry. From the moment a woman opens her specially designed box containing her piece, she will know that Seneca is special and so is she,” Bourque explains. Evolving from a series of sketches made between chasing two energetic toddlers to becoming a fullblown luxury jewelry line being sold around the world, Bourque continues to create stunning jewelry inspired by the life around her. “Besides all of the jewelry pieces, my favorite thing about my business is that I am responsible for every aspect of the business from the accounting, inventory, purchasing, designing, marketing, and forecasting. I enjoy the challenge and the freedom to chart my own path.”

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MURAL MURAL ON THE WALL Abbey Withey aka Jane Goat creates larger-than-life art across town

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

When she’s not making the city a little more colorful, muralist and illustrator Abbey Withey – better known as the moniker Jane Goat – is looking for her next source of inspiration, whether it’s drawn from a fellow artist or an overheard conversation in the gardening department at Home Depot. Withey couldn’t have predicted that dialing back to her AOL Instant Messenger days would be the origin of her now well-known brand but with a catchy screen name and lack of website domains available, Jane Goat was born. Armed with a fine arts degree from The University of Arizona, Withey became fascinated with typography and the concept of using the aesthetics of letterforms to communicate a concept. It was while studying art in college that she embraced her love of pattern and abstract illustration and allowed her style to define itself. “I like to create a bold, energetic dynamic with my line work and attention to detail. I want people to not be able to walk by without doing a double-take. It’s imperative for me to enhance the environments I’m working in and to incorporate the central essence of the space into the design,” she says. The work of Jane Goat can be seen around town at Loco Patron in Old Town Scottsdale, The Churchill, Sip Coffee and Beer Kitchen and The Brush Bar in Scottsdale just to name a few. Although she can’t pinpoint her favorite piece she’s ever created, she shares, “My favorite right now is a skateboard deck that I designed as a private commission. I let myself get weird with the typography, colors, and design and I think it shifted into new territory for me. I love when my clients give me a good amount of creative freedom.” At one point, Withey used to hide her process but now she embraces the progress and encourages people to watch her paint. “Over time, I’ve gained confidence in my craft and have learned that people really enjoy learning something they’ve never been exposed to.”

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RUSTIC CHIC

Auggie Bartning’s love for nature and luxury collide in his closet

BY KELLY POTTS / PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

Though Auggie Bartning is a native Phoenician, he spent over 10 years in Washington, D.C. and New York. His style is much like his background – a mix of desert and city dweller. Eventually, Bartning made his way back home is working as a realtor and associate broker in Central Phoenix. “I appreciate midcentury modern as well as homes with innovative touches.” He loves sporting a good suit, but also gravitates toward a button-down and a pair of nice slacks. Most would say his style tends to change day-to-day, but Bartning himself describes it as “rustic chic.” “My heart wants to be with nature all the time, but I can’t seem to avoid that similar desire for finer experiences,” he explains. When he’s not helping clients land their dream homes or planning his upcoming nuptials with his fiancee, you can find Bartning enjoying what he calls his “retirement-like activities.” “I’ve hiked up Piestewa Peak more times than I can count,” he says. “I serve on the Governing Board for Maricopa Community Colleges and on the Arizona Supreme Court Character & Fitness Committee as a public member.”

Favorite spots in Phoenix: I love to eat. In the Arcadia area, my go-to spot is Buck & Rider and in the Biltmore area, it would be Hillstone. But near the office, my go-to spot would have to be Windsor. Of course, I find myself eating most regularly at Taco Chelo and Welcome Diner as well as Gadzooks. What patterns and colors do you like? I always seem to gravitate toward checkered patterns, blues, greens and everything in between. What is one thing you would like someone to know about you? I love change and I love consistency, sometimes the two do not meet eye to eye.

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HER STYLE

FUNKY FEMININITY

In The Pink Boutique Owner Andrea Evans mixes classic pieces with trendy tokens

BY BRITTANY MARONEY / PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

When you walk into the In The Pink Boutique, you are immediately struck by the flair and eclectic nature of the glittering baubles artfully displayed throughout. The air of the place is fun and fancy-free, a direct reflection of the enthusiastic owner, Andrea Evans. With shiny blond hair and an enormous grin, Evans lights up the quaint shop with a zeal that is reflected in her fashionable attire. Her style could be described as classic with an edge, and touch of femininity. She models her closet after fashion icons like Coco Chanel, but with a dash of modern influence reminiscent of Blake Lively or Reese Witherspoon. It’s this carefree vibe that takes her from a little black dress by day into a T-shirt and trucker hat in the evening. “I try to partner really feminine classic pieces with more on-trend funky items that I find at the cutest little boutiques,” she says. To achieve this look, Evans pairs her favorite statement pieces from the likes of Chanel, Valentino, Rebecca Taylor and Pedro Garcia with non-designer pieces that she finds at trendy shops.

Name one must-have accessory. I’m probably best known for my handbags. I just love a good bag and how it can instantly transform your look. I just can’t collect enough. I just love them! What’s your best fashion advice? Have fun! I believe the woman makes the clothes. Personality and confidence is key! At the same time, though, if you’re having an off day and you put on something beautiful, it can change your outlook on life. How do you like to spend a day shopping? I’m definitely a browser and love searching other local shops for the perfect statement piece or a new favorite handbag. One thing I always bring with me is my mom. She’s still my favorite shopping partner!

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THE ARTISAN AFFAIR

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona’s 14th annual soiree was a Havana nights theme at Mountain Shadows

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BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

Simon Majumdar grows his family around the world, one meal at a time

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Majumdar was the mischievous one of the bunch. “Occasionally, [I was] amusing enough to stop me getting beaten up at school,” he recalls. With an Indian father and Welsh mother who learned how to cook delicious Bengali food, the Majumdar household was one that celebrated different cuisines. The family’s menu ran the gamut of Indian Dahl (lentil soup), fish and chips and Doi Murgh (yogurt chicken). More often than not, the sweetest things in life are the simplest. This rings true even for the most sophisticated of palates, like Majumdar’s. “[One] of my favorite meals [growing up] was the simple roast meats we had every Sunday when we all gathered around the table for a traditional English Sunday lunch,” he reminisces. After obtaining a Bachelor of Divinity from King’s College, Majumdar intended to become a vicar, or Anglican priest. Fate had other plans for him, though. He wound up in book publishing for 20 years.

Let’s Talk Food

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are 7.5 billion inhabitants of the world. That’s a lot of people and a lot of ways each one of us is different. From how we talk, practice (or not practice) religion, honor culture, celebrate tradition and express viewpoints — this human family is a diverse one. There is one thing that is universal among us all, and that’s our need for food. More than just providing nourishment, food reveals a lot about who we are and where we come from. It is a cornerstone in many homes. It also fosters community. And in these trivial times we find our world in, breaking bread with our neighbor is the most powerful act we can do to breed love, acceptance and hope. But don't take this from me. Rather, take it from the man who switched careers mid-life in order to break bread with people in over 80 different countries. This is Simon Majumdar — book publisher turned Food Network judge, food critic and best-selling author with a hunger to learn more about his human family. “Give me a country’s menu, and I can tell you its history,” Majumdar says.

A Londoner at Heart Majumdar was born and raised across the pond, spending most of his childhood in a town north of England — though home will always be London since he resided there for 25 years. Sandwiched between two older siblings and a younger brother,

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In 2006, Majumdar started writing about his passion for food. He co-authored a blog with his older brother called Dos Hermanos, which became one of the UK’s earliest and most popular food blogs. The brothers’ poignant reviews had London Evening Standard newspaper calling them “the most influential people in London” during the blog’s lifespan (2006-2012). The success of Dos Hermanos encouraged other media outlets to get Majumdar on their contributing writers list. He penned features that appeared in the likes of The Guardian, The Times of London and The Independent. Residing now in LA with his wife Sybil, Majumdar recently became the food critic for Time Out Los Angeles. Food features aside, it wasn’t until age 40 that Majumdar had a complete change of heart and decided, “I want to go everywhere and eat everything.” The product of his epiphany is Eat My Globe — his first food/travel memoir that unpacks the 31 countries he visited and the countless cuisines he ate along the way. He went on to write two other best-selling books — Eating For Britain and Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork — and is currently working on a fourth book with a well-known food personality. His good fortune as an author piqued the interest of Food Network, specifically the producers of Iron Chef America. They were in the market for a new judge on The Next Iron Chef and Majumdar fit the criterion. “I got the call that they wanted me. I’m not sure how many shows I have done for the network now, but I always love getting the call,” he admits. Other shows that gave him a ring include Beat Bobby Flay, Cutthroat Kitchen, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, All-Star Family CookOff, and Extreme Chef, among others. When it comes to mingling with chefs and contestants on shows, count this judge out. “I don’t mingle. A) Because I am not a mingler and B) Because I have to judge them so I don’t want personalities to get in the way of a culinary opinion.” Majumdar continues, “That being said, I will always say ‘hi’ to chefs on Cutthroat Kitchen as I know how intimidating it can be if it's your first time one set. Plus, many of the Food Network personalities are now friends.”


Simon and April Simpson

Simon Says...Go Everywhere and Eat Everything Speaking of friends, The Simpsons – Terry, a Phoenix-based weight-loss surgeon and student of culinary medicine, and wife April, owner of Producergirl Productions – are near and dear to The Majumdars. April began working with Majumdar five years ago when he was writing his third book. By merging minds, the foursome, all travel bugs and foodies, came up with a little series called Simon Says...Go Everywhere and Eat Everything. “There is little cooking on TV right now, with many of the shows being more entertainment than education,” Majumdar says. “Obviously, I love those shows too and work on them, but I wanted to show people that I do actually cook as well as criticize.” The series was recently picked up by PureFlix.com and is also available on Majumdar’s YouTube channel. Viewers get to watch him cook in The Simpsons’ home kitchen, which is located right here in Arcadia, and share stories about the places he’s been (80 countries and counting) and the hundreds of cuisines he’s eaten. The Majumdars travel to Phoenix two to three times each year to film intensively for a week. It’s a lot of work, but fun work for the friend group. “During the weeks of production here [in Phoenix], the four of us tend to cook, eat and plan our next creative ideas and travels together. My husband, as a weight-loss surgeon, is obsessed with food, science and the body whereas Simon is obsessed with food history. It’s a nonstop conversation between the two gents where Sybil and I benefit from their joint cooking and great taste in wines,” April smiles.

So what’s this Londoner’s take on our beloved city’s food scene? He really likes it, especially the variety of restaurants on offer. “From old-school (Tarbell’s) to new and modern — it’s growing all the time here and there is always something new to try,” Majumdar comments.

More On His Plate If he isn’t in the kitchen or on a plane traveling to yet another country, you can find Majumdar quite content in a library. For his latest venture, a podcast entitled Eat My Globe: Things You Didn’t Know About Food, Majumdar tapped his inner bookworm to give listeners a new way of looking at food. “I wanted to create this to share the history of some of the dishes we often take for granted but that have amazing histories (fish and chips, the sandwich, and SPAM to name a few).” Majumdar continues, “The research is a joy, and I get to work with my friends, The Simpsons, again and the Department History at UCLA.” His podcast, slated to drop this month, is just another way Simon Majumdar is making it his full-time job to get to know the people behind all the cuisines that get brought to tables across the globe. “I can now say that I have family all over the world. I love that I can speak to Americans about a vast range of other cultures with experience of their amazing hospitality. Wherever I end up, I hope to meet some great people along the way.” To learn more about Majumdar, visit www.simonmajumdar.com. Uptown October '18

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The owners of locally loved stores take us behind the scenes into their fashionable worlds

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You know and love your favorite local boutiques, but how well do you know the fashionistas behind them? It takes more than an appreciation for good style to own and operate a store; it takes a discerning eye and the ability to curate a myriad of collections into one place primed for fashion-loving clientele. Read on to learn about the women behind local shops, their takes on fall’s most popular trends, and why they do what they do.

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Carine Wang Owner of Carine Describe your style. Casual, classy and contemporary. What’s your go-to look? I look for chic and unique styles with good design, made to accentuate the positives and minimize the negatives! Simple and elegant is the important rule to follow, and comfortable fabrics are a must. I like to put two unusual pieces together – a top with a skirt or pants that can be worn in different combinations every time. Favorite brands or designers: My own, of course! But I also like to mix and match other top brands that I carry in my stores like Joseph Ribkoff, Cartise and Eva Varro. Occasionally, I will also wear high-end pieces from designers like Helmut Lang. Best fashion advice: Buy clothes with a correct cut. This simple principle is often overlooked by fashion buyers and retailers alike, but if the cut is wrong, a garment will simply never look good on your body. It is also better to buy a smaller number of good pieces than to have a closet full of junk. What trends are you seeing for fall? Bell pants are back in style – we are seeing a resurgence of ’60s and ’80s looks. Pants in general are offering a lot of embellishments and interesting designs. In jewelry, big earrings are hot this year. What makes your store unique? Attention to detail – finding the right cut and fit for each individual customer is the key to our success. We now carry many of my own designs under the Carine and Newport by Carine labels, along with the top designer brands our customers have come to expect in our stores. Why is fashion your passion? I feel very happy helping women transform their images. I have been involved in the fashion business since age 15, and it continues to grow more fun and interesting every year.

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Hilda Bourdamis Owner of Classy-Jazzy Cutique Describe your style. Trendy, fun and daring. What’s your go-to look? All black and lots of accessories. Black is always a good color choice. It can take you from day to evening, and you can dress it up or down.  Favorite brands or designers: Saint Laurent. Some of my favorite brands sold at Classy-Jazzy are Frank Lyman and Mumu.  Best fashion advice: Wear something properly fitted that suits your personality with colors that complement your skin tone. What trends are you seeing for fall? Yellow is a hot color, leather and metallic looks are in, and scarves are very popular. What makes your store unique? Our store name suits the style of our fashion offerings: classy and jazzy. We like a mix of European and American fashion to provide a distinctive look. Why is fashion your passion? Since my youth, I’ve always enjoyed fashion and dressing up myself and others. I have enjoyed a long career in the industry, from owning my own shop in Dubai to opening Classy-Jazzy in 2007.

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Ann Siner & Tess Loo CEO and founder (Ann); chief fashion officer (Tess) of My Sister’s Closet Describe your style. AS: Casual, natural and comfortable. TL: Unpredictable. What’s your go-to look? AS: Jeans and boots with a denim jacket. TL: A black silk blouse with a pencil skirt, heels, and pretty underpinnings always. Favorite brands or designers: AS: Loro Piana, Celine, Tom Ford and The Row. TL: Dior, Chanel, Frame, Jil Sander and Gianvito Rossi. Best fashion advice: AS: Get a full-length mirror and a handheld mirror so you can see yourself front and back before you leave the house. TL: The best accessory a woman can own is her self-confidence. Always wear a smile and a positive attitude, and stand strong with your personal style.  What trends are you seeing for fall? Both: Plaid, Western, sequins all the time, peacock hues, animal print, leather, lace-up boots, and sneakers. What makes your store unique?  Both: You can shop our racks with thousands of items and not see the same thing twice. My Sister’s Closet is truly a candy store for grown-ups with lots of sweet deals.  Why is fashion your passion? TL: That’s like asking someone what creates chemistry between two people. My passion is a natural as that. I was born with a handbag in my tiny little baby hand and always loved clothes, bags, shoes and just being a girlie girl. Fashion is a way of self-expression. It’s another form of creativity … of putting together looks and making a statement.

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Taucha Silk Owner/buyer of Mae & Marie Describe your style. Fun, edgy, chic and sexy. What’s your go-to look? A great pair of jeans, a T-shirt, a blazer or leather jacket, and amazing heels plus some great jewels. Done and done! Favorite brands or designers: Gucci has been killing it with their street style and eveningwear the past year. Chanel because it’s classic. Alexander McQueen for special events. Oh, and Balmain for fab blazers. Best fashion advice: Always wear what you feel confident in; if you feel uncomfortable, you won’t be able to enjoy an event or your day. Also, all trends are not for all people so do what works for your body type. What trends are you seeing for fall? This season is all about animal print! Dress it up or down; wear a little or a lot. Also, pair Western booties with a dress or some leather pants and you’re good to go. What makes your store unique? We try to make Mae & Marie feel warm and inviting. We have clients who come by regularly just to say hi. I’m beyond fortunate to have some amazing ladies working beside me that help the store achieve this “feel” day after day. Why is fashion your passion? It’s a way to express yourself on a daily basis to whomever you come into contact with. Like I tell my kids, you never know who you’ll run into so always be dressed to impress.

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Chrissy Sayare Co-owner of To Be Continued… Describe your style. A mix of classic and unpredictable, old and new. What’s your go-to look? For travel, you can find me in skinny leather pants, a fitted blazer, and funky but comfy shoes. For work, my style is all over the place. One day you’ll find me in a classic silhouette and the next I’ll be in something frilly and short and the next a maxi dress. Favorite brands or designers: Dior, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Adriana Iglesias, and Daniela Corte. Best fashion advice: First, dress for the life you want to live. The world responds accordingly to how you present yourself. Buy unique accessories that tell your story. For me, it’s my rings. They tell a lot about my life and remind me of my loves, travels and life experiences.  What trends are you seeing for fall? I’m seeing a lot of neon shoes and boots and very funky footwear in general. It’s all very fun! What makes your store unique? We scour the globe in search of the most coveted designer pieces in the marketplace. This includes previously loved items from our fashion-loving consignors, last season’s pieces from some of the chicest boutiques in the world, and we feature some very cool emerging designers’ collections through trunk shows. Why is fashion your passion? I have always loved fashion. I believe in the power of great clothes. I believe that what you are wearing can dictate how the world around you is going to treat you. I believe it is an awesome form of self-expression.

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Carla Pelosi Owner of Boutique Bully Describe your style. Chic and fun with a touch of class. What’s your go-to look? Lately, I love being in dresses with fabulous accessories and I love the rompers that are in this season. Favorite brands or designers: Michael Kors, Gucci and Valentino. For clothing, I love finding different items; the brand doesn’t matter. I find what works for me and go with that. Best fashion advice: I have always said you have to feel good about whatever you put on. Whatever you’re wearing makes all the difference in your attitude. My fashion advice is to put clothing on that flatters your body and makes you feel good. What trends are you seeing for fall? Jumpsuits, rompers, floral tops and orange is the new black this fall. What makes your store unique? I get new items in every week so my store is always changing with new things, and it never looks the same from week to week. My inventory is streamlined to always give my clients something new to look at every time they return. Why is fashion your passion? My passion is to make women feel good about themselves when they leave my store. I have had my store for eight years now and I want to keep it alive, while continuing to help women, year after year.

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Kettey Tagoe-Ofori Owner of Kettey’s International Fashion Describe your style. Chic, cute, simple and classy. What’s your go-to look? Casual – tops, bottoms, skirts and scarves but with class. Favorite brands or designers: Caractère, Kangra Cashmere, Diana Gallesi and Elena Miro. Best fashion advice: Be yourself because beauty starts from the inside. What trends are you seeing for fall? Bold patterns and plaids. Other trends include mixing textures like plush furs, leathers and wools but in bold colors as well as contrasts like a soft white cashmere top and an eye-catching red skirt. What makes your store unique? We take time to understand our clients, and we believe in fine fabrics and textures to create visual interest and inspiration. Beyond that, services such as alterations for our clients is something most boutiques don’t offer. We also carry lines that are not commonly found in stores.  Why is fashion your passion? I believe every woman is unique and a woman’s fashion speaks volumes. Therefore, making another woman feel her best is my ultimate goal.

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BY GABBY RICHMAN

Beginning this month, the Valley’s desert landscape will become a living canvas for a mesmerizing nighttime display of light and sound at Desert Botanical Garden. On Oct. 12, Electric Desert: A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective will open to the public, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the garden using light, video projections and original music. Through May 12, 2019, garden guests can explore the seven site-specific locations of the exhibit, with each experience inspired by and related to the garden. Starting at 6 p.m. nightly. Prices vary. www.dbg.org.

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Barbecue Brunch

SNACKS ON SNACKS There’s only one month left to indulge in Wrigley Mansion’s Sunday BBQ Brunch. Every Sunday through Oct. 28, join executive chef Christopher Gross as he plays pit-master and pulls out the smoker to present a special brunch spread including chef-manned stations serving Sorghum-glazed beef brisket, pulled pork, coleslaw, freshly baked rolls, and tortillas (for taco-making). Guests are also invited to build their own salads and macro-bowls from a selection of fresh vegetables, greens, grains, fruits, and cheeses. Breakfast options include madeto-order omelets, eggs and waffles, along with bacon, sausage and fresh fruit. Priced at $45 per person including sparkling wine, mimosas, domestic beers, and select wines by the glass. wrigleymansion.com.

JAZZ IT UP

Southern Rail’s biannual Jazz & Jambalaya series returns this month. Beginning Oct. 7, the local restaurant will feature $7 sazeracs, live soothing jazz music and $24 jambalaya – a traditional New Orleans dish with creole tomatoes and rice served with smoked chicken, Andouille sausage and sauteed shrimp. In addition to the regular comfort food and cocktail menu, half-priced bottles of Arizona wine will be available as well as build-your-own bourbon flights ($23). Jazz & Jambalaya will take place every Sunday, 5-8 p.m. through Nov. 25. Featured local jazz artists include The Joe Costello Project and Adam Clark Ensemble. www.southernrail.com.

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Postino WineCafe is known for its famous bruschettas and expansive wine collection, and now it’s adding a new selection of bites to the menu. Chef Eric Ramirez curated five new “Snacky Things” to pair with the restaurant’s shareable menu. Additions include roasted beets with herbed ricotta, meatballs and goat cheese, blistered shishito peppers, crispy cauliflower, and a seasonal chef’s crudo. www.postinowinecafe.com.


A Shop in a Shop

Modernique, the Uptown Plaza home furnishing source by interior designer and author Julia Buckingham, recently partnered with Jonathan Adler to feature a wide assortment of their iconic furniture and decor in Uptown Plaza with an exclusive shop-in-shop. The additional selection of Jonathan Adler blends seamlessly with Buckingham’s design philosophy of blurring the line between modern and antique. Modernique and the Jonathan Adler shop-in-shop are open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. www.shopmodernique.com.

HERBERGER HAUNTING GET OUT OF THIS WORLD

On Oct. 6, Arizona Science Center’s new Cosmic Playground experience will open to the public. Space lovers of all ages will be able to climb, slide and explore the galaxy made almost entirely of household packing tape, and participate in an array of space-themed activities while immersed in cosmic light, sound and motion. The crawlable community art installation will feature three distinct space-inspired play structures, or TapeScapes. The experience will be open through Jan. 13, 2019. www.azscience.org.

A Haunting We Will Go, a modern dance performance, will be full of mystery and suspense, and just in time for Halloween. With showtimes at State West, Herberger Theater Center from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21 (times vary) theatergoers can expect the critically acclaimed The Return of Dracula as well as premiere works by Center Dance Ensemble Assistant Artistic Director, Diane McNeal Hunt; Nicole Olson and Instinct Dancercorps. Additionally, the Oct. 20 evening show feautres a special Halloween costume party where guests are encouraged to come in costumes to win prizes, and tickets include two adult beverages. www.centerdance.com. Uptown October '18

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KEY TO THE CURE

Oct. 5, Saks Fifth Avenue Fashionistas will unite to fight cancer at Biltmore Fashion Park’s Saks Fifth Avenue. The 20th annual event will raise funds and awareness for women’s cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The private shopping experience, which kicks off Saks Fifth Avenue’s “Friends and Family” shopping weekend, will include Champagne and tasty bites as well as luxury raffle items, culminating in the event’s signature runway show, “The Best of Saks 2018.” The store will donate 10 percent of net proceeds from event sales from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7 to TGen. 8:30 a.m. $150. www.tgen.org.

annual Pumpkin and Chili Party. ‘Tis the season for fun fall activities like hay rides, a 4-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pig races and, of course, a bowl of spicy hot chili. Not a sweet, heat fan? Grab a juicy burger or succotash and take a spin on exciting rides or the farm’s famous train. Fireworks light up the night on Friday and Saturdays. Before you leave the farm, be sure to grab a few pumpkins for the whole family to carve their perfect jack-o’-lanterns. Thursdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $20 (excluding tax). www.schnepffarms.com. Enchanted Trail Fall Festival Oct. 5-6, Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center It’s an enchanted evening at Phoenix’s favorite fall bilingual festival. Join Audubon Arizona for a night of family fun and enjoy a rare glimpse of the Rio Salado at night. Children and adults alike will be treated to an evening of fun facts about nature, science, and Arizona’s nocturnal wildlife. The event will feature a fun, nighttime scavenger hunt, guided night hikes, wildlife, Halloween crafts and a spooky bat cave all at the Enchanted Trail Sendero Encantado. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. www.riosalado.audubon.org.

BY BRITTANY MARONEY

New Belgium’s Tour de Fat Oct. 6, Tempe Beach Park Ride into fall with an evening of bikes, beers and philanthropic fun at New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, at Tempe Beach Park. Entering its 19th season, the Tour de Fat has raised more than $5 million for local bike nonprofits. Enjoy live music from previous year favorites such as Sedan Halen, The Handsome Little Devils, Daredevil Chicken, and Kolars – plus new and emerging musical talent from around the country. 3-8 p.m. $15; Free for children 12 and under. www.newbelgium.com. Mighty Monarchs and the Plant Protectors Oct. 1-30, Desert Botanical Gardens Autumn is officially here and that means the return of the majestic butterfly. The fall exhibit Mighty Monarchs and the Plant Protectors showcases the return of the monarch butterflies to the Desert Botanical Garden. Learn the secrets of these amazing pollinators and how they care for and protect our desert environment. Young children will delight in learning how they can become an honorary plant protector to these beneficial insects, while adults will be

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dazzled by the intricate butterfly life cycle of the hundreds of live butterflies that make the Desert Botanical Garden their home. Don’t miss the caterpillar nursery and chrysalis emergence chamber. Daily. Free with price of entry. www.dbg.org. Bob Dylan, Trouble No More Tour Oct 4., Comerica Theatre The American singer-songwriter, author, and artist lands at Comerica Theatre for one spectacular night of rock‘n’roll. For more than five decades, Dylan has been world-renowned as one of the

most influential figures in popular music. During his one-night stay in Phoenix, this brilliant musician will thrill fans with an array of classic hits such as Tambourine Man, Like a Rolling Stone and Tangled Up in Blue. VIP Packages are still available, which include amazing seats, exclusive merchandise and a collectible laminate. 8 p.m. Prices vary. www.comericatheatre.com. Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party Oct. 4-28, Schnepf Farms Fall is in the air and that means Schnepf Farms is back with their

Titanic the Musical Oct. 12-31, Arizona Broadway Theatre It’s an unsinkable story that has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of Americans. This musical, the winner of five Tony Awards, is set aboard of the doomed ship the Titanic. Relive the heartbreaking story of first-, second-, and third-class passengers as they dream of a better life in America unaware of the tragic fate that awaits them. Titanic: The Musical is an epic, thrilling, and emotional production not to be missed. Showtimes and prices vary. www.azbroadway.org.


Best of Phoenix A’Fare Oct. 13, The Van Buren Get ready for a night of food, drinks and entertainment as 40 Valley restaurants gather at the Downtown Phoenix live music venue. General admission tickets include entry to the event and samples of cuisine from the participating restaurants, as well as cocktails, wine and beer. The VIP ticket option features early entry into the event and a VIP gift bag on top of the samples and drinks provided in general admission. On top of unlimited food tastes from the likes of Sol Cocina and Angry Crab Shack, guests will enjoy 12 complimentary drinks at the various bars throughout the venue. General admission, 8 p.m.; VIP, 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary. www. bestofphoenixafare.com. Arizona Taco Festival Oct. 13-14, Salt River Fields Some of Phoenix’s best fare and the fans that can’t get enough of these crunchy delights, merge in this epic battle of the taco. More than 50 booths take up the taco-making challenge as fans sample and savor the creations of some of the best mexican food options in the Valley. It’s a day filled with live music, tasty food, and taco-flavored fun including, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contests, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $12-$100. www.aztacofestival.com. The Rainbows Festival Oct. 20-21, Heritage Square Park Over 25,000 people converge on historic Heritage Square Park for the annual Rainbows Festival & Street Fair. Come out to celebrate the diversity of the Phoenix area LGBTQ community and show your support for Phoenix Pride. With nearly 150 exhibitors and sponsors throughout the two-day event, there will be something for everyone. Two different stages will even be set up to host live music and fun entertainment. Expect a colorful day of fun-filled camaraderie with thousands of your soon-to-be closest friends. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. www.phoenixpride.org. The Wind Beneath Our Wings Gala Oct. 20, The Camby Hotel Audrey’s Angels’ annual fundraising gala is back benefitting the nonpronit organization’s live music enrichment programs for the elderly. The cocktail attire-event will feature music, drinks, an auction and a gourmet dinner. Audrey’s Angels, which has been serving elderly and disabled adults residing in small group care homes in Maricopa

family. With activities labeled either “Merry” or “Scary” you’ll be able to choose the activity perfect for any age group. So whether you’re looking for scary tricks or sweet treats, Howl-O-Ween is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween. Don’t forget to check the activity’s description before participating. 6-10 p.m. $12.95, GA; $9.95, members, kids 2 and under, free. www.phoenixzoo.org.

PATRIOTS BALL

Oct. 27, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort The Southwest Veterans Foundation hosts its fourth annual ball, remembering those who served, while raising funds and awareness for the nonprofit organization. The Uptown Angels and North Valley Symphony String Quarter and Bagpiper will provide entertainment. Congresswoman Martha McSally will sing the National Anthem and Buffalo Soldiers of America will provide Color Guard. There will also be an awards ceremony as well as a silent auction to support Veteran programs. 5:30 p.m. $150. www.southwestverteransfoundation.org.

County for 17 years, connects with over 5,000 residents monthly throughout the Valley through their live, therapeutic music programs. 6 p.m. $175. www.aesaz.co. Tour of Italy Dinner Series Oct. 24, Mora Italian Get ready to experience regional Italian cuisine without ever leaving the Valley. Celebrity chef Scott Conant, the culinary force behind Mora Italian, will blend the diverse flavors of Italy in a new monthly series, which started in September and will run through December. On select dates each month, the series will feature a different region of Italy’s diverse culinary landscape with a five-course dining experience, and guests may even see Contant at select events. Expect flavors of Calabria at this month’s even, Puglia for Nov. 28, and Lazio on Dec. 27. www.moraitalian.com.

Stuff You Should Know Live! Oct. 24, The Orpheum Theatre From the minds of Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant comes the live showcase of Stuff You Should Know. The research-based, general knowledge podcast loved around the world lands in Phoenix to share and expose the realities of the world around us. It’s an epic showdown as these two knowit-alls share the unique and often bizarre facts that everyone should know and very few do. Must be 21 and older. 8 p.m. $30-$40. www.talkingstickresortarena.com. Howl-o-Ween at the Phoenix Zoo Oct. 26-27, The Phoenix Zoo It’s a howling good time as ghouls and goblins descend on the Phoenix Zoo. Howl-O-Ween includes activities and experiences that are haunting for the whole

All things Comedy Festival: Stand-up Live All Stars Oct. 27, Orpheum Theatre Get ready for a night of side splitting fun as host John Holmberg introduces some of the biggest talents on the comedy scene to the stage. Featuring hilarious acts from Ari Shaffir, Bryan Callen, Brendan Schaub, Theo Von, and Big Jay Oakerson, you’ll get a dose of comedy usually only found in New York or LA. Get your tickets early as this is sure to be a sold out show. 7-9:30 p.m. Starting at $35. www.phoenixconventioncenter. com. AZ Barrels, Bottles and Brews Nov. 3, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Arizona is becoming famous for its burgeoning beverage scene and there is no better place to taste or savor it then the first annual AZ Barrels, Bottles and Brew event. Salt River Fields throws open its doors and hosts a celebration of craft beer, spirits and wine from around Arizona. With over 25 local breweries, distilleries and wineries from the state, Arizona Barrels, Bottles and Brews is the only festival to feature all samples being produced exclusively in Arizona. 1-5 p.m. $50, GA; $65, VIP; $19, Designated Driver tickets. www.azbottlesandbrews.com. AZCentral Wine & Food Experience Nov. 3-4, Monterra at WestWorld Azcentral Wine & Food Experience returns for a fourth year with one of the finest grand tastings in the country. Attendees will experience the delight of gourmet samples from more than 60 restaurants over two days in three pavilions, plus a schedule of lively cooking demonstrations and tastings of industry-leading wines, spirits and craft beer. With appearances by Food Network’s Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Samuelsson, alongside the Martha Stewart Experience, this event is perfect for foodies, food lovers and fans alike. Must be 21 or older. See website for schedule of events. Prices vary. wineandfood.azcentral.com.

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GREAT UPCOMING EVENTS BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

Legacy of Love Gala Oct. 6, Sheraton Crescent Hotel Valleylife’s annual Legacy of Love Gala is back and better than ever before. The event name, Legacy of Love, is a perfect fit as Valleylife’s mission is to create an all-inclusive community that accepts all and breeds love. Taking place at Sheraton Crescent Hotel, guests will begin their evening with cocktails and a silent auction. The fun really begins after dinner, with a concert, banquet, dancing and live auction. Proceeds will help Valleylife continue to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities through the organization’s countless programs and services. $250. 5 p.m. www.valleylifeaz.org. Taste of the Biltmore Oct. 11, National Bank of Arizona Cuisine: check. Culture: check. Community: check. Taste of Biltmore, now in its 12th year, is an upscale block party full of food, fun and giving back. Come hungry to National Bank of Arizona’s Biltmore Corporate Center because there will be tons of restaurants on-site doling out signature bites. Participating restaurants include Grimaldi’s, OHSO Brewery, Bluewater Grill and many more. In addition to good eats, there will be plenty of other fun festivities, including live music. The best part? Taste of the Biltmore helps the community in a big way — proceeds benefit Feeding Matters and UCP of Central Arizona. $75. 6-9 p.m. www.tasteofthebiltmore.com. 7th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Oct. 11, Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza The earth without art is “eh”, which is why we ought to celebrate art and artists who add a splash of vibrancy to our planet. Join Phoenix Center for the Arts as they honor the Valley’s arts community. Awards will be given to outstanding leaders in the following areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, innovative arts organization and new this year, culinary arts and young artist (age 12-17). There will be plenty of fun vignettes in the park prior to the awards ceremony. In years past, there has been live work of local artists covering all mediums, as well as dance ensembles at the event. $75. 6:30-9 p.m. www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org. Applause! Gala Oct. 20, Phoenix Theatre Don your sharpest cocktail attire (gold, silver or black recommended) for Phoenix Theatre’s show-stopping Applause! Gala. The evening celebrates those who have contributed greatly to the Phoenix Theatre community. There will be an original musical tribute honoring those individuals. Other event highlights include an awards ceremony — Producing Artistic Director, Michael Barnard, will receive the Award of Excellence for his artistic contributions to Phoenix Theatre over the past 20 years — cocktail reception, dinner and a live show. So come celebrate and give a round of applause to the impactful people within the theatre’s community. The event helps sustain Phoenix Theatre and its outreach programs. $500. 5:30 p.m. www.phoenixtheatre.com. Night of Gold Oct. 20, Arizona Biltmore “Making Giving Personal.” That’s the motto of HonorHealth’s Night of Gold event. Located at the historic Arizona Biltmore, Night of Gold guests will enjoy a black-tie affair that honors David C. Lincoln — philanthropist, advocate for education and healthcare, and Valley resident who passed away in March 2018 — and his family. His daughter, as well as Lincoln Institute Board Chair and Chief Investment Officer, Kathryn J. Lincoln will serve as the event’s honorary chair. There will be a reception, silent auction, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit HonorHealth’s Desert Mission community programs, which provide food for hungry families in Arizona. $550. 6:30 p.m. www.honorhealth.com. Festival of the Arts October 27, Herberger Theater Center ‘Tis the season of celebrating art! Herberger Theater Center hosts its ninth annual Festival of the Arts. The event brings together families, friends and youngsters to honor the Valley’s talented artists. Attendees can anticipate a day filled with performances — more than 25 performances by different arts organizations. Shows will take place on two outdoor stages. Other fun happenings include children’s activities, pet adoptions and live music. Hungry? There will be food vendors on-site, as well as craft beer and wine tasting for guests 21 and older. Free entrance. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. www.herbergertheater.org.

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OUT

FALL FESTIVITIES

Trade your swimsuits for scarves and get in the spirit of the season There’s a slight chill in the air – the days are getting shorter, and the sweet smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy these autumn festivals and events as we welcome a new season.

BY MANDY HOLMES

Something’s Brewing The Great Pumpkin Beer Day at all four Valley OHSO locations will take place on October 18, 11 a.m.-midnight, where brewers will experiment with more than 20 different styles of pumpkin beer including pumpkin spiced latte and peanut butter pumpkin flavored brews. Tastings will be available for $1.50-$2 and the event is free to attend. www.ohsobrewery.com. Lace up your Lederhosen! CityScape Phoenix will be transformed into a traditional Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 6, from 4-10 p.m. Festivalgoers will enjoy a variety of German fare including brats, schnitzel and pretzels before hitting the Bavarian dance floor to show off their best polka moves! If you’re feeling competitive, be prepared to duke it out in various competitions including the stein hold, brat and pretzel eating and beer maid costume contests. $10 admission online; $15 day of. www.dtphxoktoberfest.com. Haunting Poetry If you’re looking for a spookier vibe this season, PoeFest, produced by Arizona Curriculum Theater, is for you. Professionally trained actors celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s work by telling his stories in character as inmates from a 19th-century asylum for the criminally insane. Poe’s haunting tales rotate nightly and are presented inside the Ghost Lounge at the historic Hotel San Carlos, frequently referred to as one of the most haunted hotels in America. PoeFest comes to a haunting end on Halloween night at Rosson House Museum with performances of The Raven every 20 minutes. Tickets, $14-$50. www.poefest.org. Play like a Kid Every year, more than one million people, including Arizona residents and snowbirds, pour into the Arizona State Fair grounds in search of the latest fried food craze and adrenaline pumping entertainment. The phrase "something for everyone" has never been more exact than when applied to the state fair. Kids and teens love the fair, and adults can enjoy the activities just like their younger counterparts. $6-$10 www.azstatefair.com. Celebrate Arizona It doesn't get any more Arizona than this! Save the date because on November 3, Margaret T. Hance Park will be the backdrop for Arizona Fall Fest, a free, family-friendly celebration of everything Arizona. Here you’ll find food from some of the state’s most popular restaurants, a beer and wine garden, a sports zone and more than 200 local vendors representing Arizonamade brands and products. The 10 a.m.-4 p.m. celebration will be the perfect way to show your Arizona pride and enjoy the local community. www.localfirstaz.com.

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Now EVENT

PARTY IN THE PARK

Celebrate and support one of downtown’s largest community rendezvous

Inspired by a similar “dinner in white” which began in Paris 29 years ago, Noche en Blanco – which translates into just that – returns to the Valley Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. The Hance Park Conservancy’s (HPC) signature fundraiser benefits the Margaret T. Hance Park, where the event will also take place, in Downtown Phoenix. “The evening is a celebration of the cultural diversity of our community, and is a fun and elegant event with long rows of tables draped in white linens, strings of lights and stars overhead, live music and dancing,” explains Brenda Thomson, HPC’s board trustee and treasurer. Guests will don their best white attire to fit with the theme and attendees are invited to arrive early to decorate their tables with personal flair. “The table decorations reflect the creativity of the partygoers, and some arrive with crystal ice buckets, chandeliers, white picnic baskets and candelabras to add splash to the panache,” Thomson says. While attendees can certainly bring their own food, gourmet picnics for two are available for preorder. The three different menu options include entrees and sides provided by several local catering companies and restaurants. A Noble Bread & Chef Spreads Appetizer and access to the dessert bar can both be added on. Wines and locally produced craft beers are also available for preorder. In addition to a children’s play area with light games and activities, there will be plenty of entertainment. Ernesto Garcia “DJ Phoenix” will be playing music and Brazilian dancers will strut their movies. The evening will also feature raffle prizes, and Oscar de la Salas will be the emcee and master of ceremonies. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Hance Park Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to the future of Hance Park. The organization has been instrumental in developing the Hance Park Master

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BY GABBY RICHMAN / PHOTO BY DEREK LARREMORE

Plan, which was adopted by the City of Phoenix in 2014. The project, estimated to cost $100 million, will be completed in multiple phases over the next several years. “[The park] is a community gathering place where children and families can play and relax,” Thompsan says. “People from all over Arizona come to music, art, and sporting events in the park. The McDowell Mountain Music Festival, the March Madness Music Festival at the NCAA Final Four Championships, the annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts, and the Japanese Friendship Garden are just a few of the many attractions. People can hear live world-class music, rock, hip-hop and country western. They can purchase pottery, art, jewelry and more. People come to the park for exercise classes, to walk and enjoy nature with their children and pets.”

IF YOU GO… What: Noche en Blanco When: Oct. 27, 5 p.m. Where: Hance Park, East Lawn, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix Tickets: Individual tickets, $35; tables, $175-200. Information: www. hanceparkconservancy.org


ARE YOU

DRIVEN? THE ALL-NEW BARRETT-JACKSON LICENSE PLATE

n e v i dr Show your support for Barrett-Jackson Charities by purchasing the all-new Barrett-Jackson license plate for $25. To aid Barrett-Jackson Charities in their efforts to support the American Heart Association, $17 from each purchase will benefit this great organization’s efforts to improve the heart health of our community.

ORDER YOUR LICENSE PLATE ONLINE AT: servicearizona.com or AZDOT.gov Barrett-Jackson is a proud supporter of

Save the Date

HEART BALL 11.17.2018


Now CULTURE

SHEMER ARIZONA ARTS FESTIVAL Kick off holiday shopping at this two-day event BY GABBY RICHMAN

Since 1998, Shemer Art Center has been hosting Shemer Arizona Arts Festival, and it’s returning to the Valley Nov. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 40 specifically selected Arizona artists will showcase their one-of-a-kind works of art at the free festival. “Interested Arizona artists apply and we have different jurors every year who select the artists based on the quality of their artwork and the overall mix of works that are going to be featuring at this event,” Shonna James, president and executive director of Shemer Arts Center, explains of the selection process. At the festival, there will be various community art organizations, artist demonstrations and interactive opportunities. “We will have two of our ceramics instructors demonstrating wheel throwing, we will have a glass instructor from the Arizona Glass Alliance demonstrating flame working, and we will have a full village of blacksmiths from all over Arizona who attendees can work with to create their own handmade gifts,” James says. In addition, there will also be children’s art activities in an interactive Kids Zone ($5 entry) as well as live music, food and beverage vendors and a silent auction where each of the artists who participate in the event will donate one item for the raffle. Various items from local businesses will also be up for grabs. “The proceeds from this event will benefit the nonprofit Shemer Art Center,” James says. “We use the funds raised from this annual event to continue providing all of our visual art classes, workshops and lectures, as well as supporting and showcasing Arizona artists through our visual art exhibitions, events, gift shop and sculpture garden.” This year, Shemer Art Center will also once again partner with the Camelback Studio Tour, which will be held Nov. 2-4. The Camelback Studio Tour features over 20 local artists hosted in eight different home studios.  “We are showcasing their [Camelback Studio Tour’s] artists and their works of art in our silent auction, we are each sharing our event materials with our attendees and promoting each other in media efforts and on our websites,” James explains of their continued partnership. “Plus, we are offering their attendees the opportunity to stop at our event before, during or after their home studios tours for more art and perhaps breakfast or lunch from our food vendors. The festival has returned year after year (formerly called Sunday @ Shemer) and is now in its 30th year, with no sign of slowing down. “There’s nothing like a unique, original gift from an Arizona artist,” James says. Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.262.4727; For more information, email info@shemerartcenter. org or visit www.shemerartcenter.org.

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Live & Local celebrates the best in Arizona food, music and spirits with an extensive culinary and entertainment lineup including local restaurant and beverage partners, celebrity mixologists, entertainers and more.

DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Event Pass $150

Buy event passes online at www.bgcs.org/liveandlocal


Expert Tax Evaluation for Today’s Complex Economy Joseph Rose, CPA

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oday’s tax code is a mine field of information and rules. If you are a business owner, the tax code can be even that much trickier to navigate. With the help of a proactive CPA like the president of Rose Tax Consulting, Joseph Rose, affluent individuals and business owners can make highlyinformed important decisions that will place them in the best possible tax position. Rose received a BSBA in accounting from the University of Arizona and serves both the Valley and Tucson. Rose is also a certified tax strategist. Fewer than 300 specialists in 52 states have been awarded this specialized designation from the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners.

Rose has been working in the world of taxes for 25 years and had his CPA designation for most of this time. He has encountered just about every type of tax situation imaginable and relishes the chance to work with his clients in developing a proactive and informed approach with strategies for challenging tax situations. “I just love puzzles and tax code is a big puzzle,” Rose says. Rose offers advanced strategic tax planning to select clientele that are forwardthinking in their business formation and tax approach. “We only work with high-income affluent tax payers, usually business owners, to mitigate their taxes by substantial amounts depending upon their unique situation,” Rose

explains. “The more complex their tax situation is, the more goodies the tax code might have for them!” Conducting a thorough discovery is key as the law restricts Rose from recommending certain tax strategies without first doing intensive due diligence with a potential client. A client intake process starts with a discovery session that will include getting copies of taxes and a preliminary Q&A session with Rose Tax Consulting to see where additional credits and other tax opportunities may exist. “I go through their tax situation and match it up with tax strategies that might be available to them then discuss things in their tax situation that might be of concern under the new tax laws,” Rose says referring to the substantial changes in the new tax laws as of January 2018. Rose shared a recent case where he was able to achieve a massive 80 percent reduction in taxes for the client. This was accomplished through a process of reorganization, income splitting, retirement solutions and proper structuring which allowed the client to maximize their profit. This “found” money allowed the client to meet the expansion needs of their business without the need for financing. Rose’s newest best-selling book “The Great Tax Escape Book: Strategies for Early Planning and a Lower Tax Bill” is available through Amazon.com. “I don’t believe anyone should pay a dime more in taxes than the law requires,” Rose finishes. Rose Tax Consulting is located at 6424 E. Greenway Pkwy., Suite 100, Scottsdale. Call 480.210.2623 or visit www.RoseVFO.com for additional information.


Style

S H O P / FA S H I O N / A L LU R E / DW E L L

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

All things glittery and glam are on trend for fall, and with event season kicking into high gear, now’s the time to select some highfashion kicks to match. Year after year, Jimmy Choo delivers showstopping shoes and accessories, and the iconic brand’s Malena Cage Peep-Toe Bootie stands out in its current lineup. Made in Italy, the shoe features shimmering gold straps that layer and lace up over black peek-a-boo mesh – all on a 4 1/4-inch peep-toe heel. With a beautiful balance of chic design and an element of sparkle, this caged creation is sure to make a statement. $995 at Nordstrom, www.nordstrom.com.

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Style SHOP

BY NEYDA MELINA

ANIMAL INSTINCTS Bring out your wild side with fall’s hottest print

Ash sequin pants, RtA, $275 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www. saksfifthavenue.com. Red tailored blazer, Robert Rodriguez, $595 at ModeSens, www.modesens.com. Silk keyhole blouse, Elie Tahari, $298 at Lord & Taylor, www.lordandtaylor. com. Silk minidress, Caroline Constas, $495 at Nordstrom, www.nordstrom.com. Mother-of-pearl and brass octagon handbag, Rafe, $850 at Neiman Marcus. Pointed-toe booties with bow, Betsey Johnson, $99 at Dillard’s, www.dillards. com.

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BY NEYDA MELINA

Style

SHOP

THE NEXT BIG THING Comfort and fashion collide with oversized items this season

Striped buttonback shirt, $69.50 at Madewell, www. madewell.com. Wide-leg silk pants, Eileen Fisher, $295 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Double-breasted wool blend coat, Marc Jacobs, $895 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue. com. Tag patchwork sweatshirt, Dolce & Gabbana, $995 at ModeSens, www. modesens.com. Prism lucent tote, Bao Bao Issey Miyake, $425 at Bloomingdale’s, www. bloomingdales.com. Blue and tortoise square sunglasses, Gucci, $565 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com.

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BY CHELSEA YOUNG / PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONEÂ / HAIR AND MAKEUP: LORRI GREGORY / STYLING: STACEY RICHMAN / MODEL: FORD/RBA / LOCATION: THE SCOTT RESORT & SPA, 925 N. SCOTTSDALE ROAD, SCOTTSDALE; 480.945.7666; WWW.THESCOTTRESORT.COM

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DRESS: Whiteand-black belted pencil, Ted Baker, $335. JACKET: White with ruffled collar, Pamella Roland, $345. HANDBAG: Snakeskin print clutch, Michael Kors, $34.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, www.mysisterscloset.com.

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EARRINGS: Diamond and pearl drop, Mikimoto, $2,495.95. NECKLACE: Black glass, Saint Laurent, $425.95 each. DRESS: Black sleeveless woven with feathers, Angel Sanchez, $495. BRACELET: Pearl, Chanel, $1,295.95. HANDBAG: Black quilted crossbody with gold chain-link shoulder strap, Chanel, $1,395. All from To Be Continued, www.tbcconsignment.com.

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EARRINGS: Gold round Swarovski crystal, $70. NECKLACE: Black beaded with gold pendant and Swarovski stones, $90. JUMPSUIT: Black linen, FSL Apparel, $68. BRACELET: Black and gold strand, $90. RING: Gold with Swarovski stone, $70. All from Boutique Bully, www. boutiquebully.com.

RING: Antique brass mauve stone, $159. EARRINGS: Silver hoop, $124. JACKET: Black embroidered studded leather motorcycle, Frank Lyman, $249. TOP: Mauve sleeveless eyelash turtleneck, Frank Lyman, price upon request. PANTS: Black ripped skinny jeans, Cello, $119. All from ClassyJazzy Cutique, www. classyjazzyvip.com.

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JACKET: Camel-studded suede biker, ASTR, $215. TOP: Cream ribbed cutout sweater, Michelle Mason, $375. PANTS: Black distressed anklelength jeans, Moussy, $350. RING: Round beget band, $82. All from Mae & Marie, www.maeandmariestyle.com.

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NECKLACES: Three pearl and gemstone, KIL, $108 (shortest) and $138 (others). TOP: White open bell-sleeve with black trim, Cartise, $265. PANTS: Black cropped leggings with pearl trim, Cartise, $198. All from Carine, www.carineapparel.com.

EARRINGS: Gold drop with cerulean stones and bows, $84. DRESS: Cobalt blue with mesh top, Diana Gallesi, $510. All from Kettey’s International Boutique, www.kettysboutique. com.

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Style ALLURE

BY JALIA PETTIS

ODE TO FASHION WEEK From subtle shimmer to smoke, new fall beauty trends emerged from the Big Apple’s runway shows

Blush/highlighter hybrid powder, $29 at Shiseido, www. shiseido.com. Hydrating gel lipstick in Firecracker, $26 at Shiseido. Waterproof liquid eyeliner in Intense Amethyst, Stila, $22 at Ulta, www.ulta.com. Two-step fiber volumizing mascara in London Jet, $18 at The Body Shop, www.thebodyshop. com. Mauve eyeshadow palette, Huda Beauty, $27 at Sephora, www.sephora.com. Shimmery liquid eyeshadow in Smoky Quartz, Stila, $24 at Ulta.

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BY NEYDA MELINA

Style

DWELL

CONVERSATION STARTERS Jazz up your coffee table with eye-catching elements

Faux clam succulent, $149 at Pottery Barn, www. potterybarn.com. Calla lily candleholder, Michael Aram, $225 at Saks Fifth Avenue, www.saksfifthavenue. com. Brass box with green acrylic lid, $298 at Jonathan Adler, www. jonathanadler.com. Colorful geo cutout tabletop mobile, Volta, $209 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com. Porcelain vase, Christian Lacroix, $495 at Neiman Marcus, www. neimanmarcus.com. Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury book, PaulGérard Pasols, $170 at Louis Vuitton, www. louisvuitton.com.

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SAVE THE DATE!

NOVEMBER 3–4, 2018 • Over 40 Arizona Artists! • Community Art Organizations • Kids Zone ($5 Admission) • Food & Beverage Vendors

• Artist Demonstrations • Blacksmith Village • Live Music • Silent Auction

For more information, call (602) 262-4727 or email info@shemerartcenter.org 5005 E Camelback Rd | Phoenix, AZ | shemerartcenter.org


Luxe

H AU T E P R O P E RT Y / P L A C E S / W H E E L S / WA N T

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

With an aesthetic of global glamour, Jonathan Adler’s Talitha Console Cabinet is crafted from nickel-plated metal with a handstamped starburst pattern. Both minimalist and modern, its surface emits the same lustrous glow as silver leaf but is also wonderfully durable. The door pulls feature a hand-cut abalone shell mosaic in an array of delicate earth hues – truly making this piece of furniture gilded jewelry for your home. The interior is just as alluring, with a single shelf and drawer decked in deep blue. At 32 inches high and 36 inches wide, the console adds a touch of twinkly sophistication whether it’s used as a buffet, a small dresser, or an entryway accessory. $2,500 at Jonathan Adler, www.jonathanadler.com.

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Luxe HAUTE PROPERTY

SPOTLIGHT: CONTEMPORARY CHARM PHOTOS BY HOMEJAB

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Built in 1958, this home has all of the character you’d expect from a home of its longevity, but also boasts an updated elegant vibe. Voted “Best Home” on Biltmore and Arcadia Broker Tours, the ranch-style dwelling features a stunning view of Camelback Mountain. The mix of classic charm with contemporary updates begins from first sight. The majority of the one-story exterior is a clean, sleek white, with a pop of color in the red door. The accents of brick bring the home dimension and, at the same time, act as a reminder of its history. There is a short gate around the front porch area, giving privacy while maintaining the neighborhood feel. Inside, the space feels cozy and quaint yet still airy and expansive. The family room, which has access to the outdoor patio, offers French doors as an option to close the room off from the dining area. Entertain in both rooms, or close the doors for a more intimate feel. The dining room features wood beams and wainscoting. From there, step into the kitchen, boasting a gas range, double ovens, a walk-in pantry and a breakfast bar. Both the office/den and the master suite have access to the patio. The master bath contains a separate shower, soaking tub, double sinks and a walk-in closet, however it’s the private outdoor patio right off the suite that makes this room a showstopper. Outside, you’ll find a shower and sitting area, perfectly adding to the Zen qualities of the home. The rest of the house is made up of a bedroom containing an en suite bathroom, two additional bedrooms, and a dual-sink guest bathroom. Located in the backyard, the guesthouse/studio is adorned with a wraparound porch and a modern interior. Inside you’ll find built-in cabinets as well as a half-bath and a bar with a sink and small refrigerator. The backyard also has spaces for play, gardening and entertaining. In addition to the two-car garage, there is room for two to four cars in the extra slab parking area as well as an RV/side gate to add to the property’s functionality. 4350 E. San Miguel Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85018. Listed for $1,275,950 with Steven Skarphol of HomeSmart International; 602.317.5164; steve@skarphol.com.


Luxe

WHEELS

2018 MASERATI LEVANTE An SUV that screams la dolce vita BY JIM PRUETER

VITAL STATS Base price: $75,980 Engine: 3.0-L V-6

Maserati, an Italian automaker with a rich and noble racing heritage delivered by its luxurious high-performance sedans, sports cars and coupes, has, for the first time, added the brand’s trident badge to a much-needed sport utility vehicle. Named Levante (pronounced la-von-tay) for the Mediterranean winds that go from calm to gale force in an instant, it is uniquely Italian and positioned to compete directly against vehicles like Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport. I recently spent time with two of the four Levante trim levels: The 424-horsepower, 3.0liter V-6 S model starting at $86,908 and the 550-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-8 GTS model, starting at $119,980. The base, 345-horsepower Levante starts at $75,980, while the top trim level, Trofeo, with 590-horsepower, starts at $169,980. You would expect a Maserati to be expensive, and while it isn’t cheap, the price isn’t outrageous for a vehicle in this class. Levante is midsized, seating five adults. As expected, the interior is completely trimmed in rich Italian leather. Front seats are especially

roomy, but that can’t be said for the rear. Levante does not offer a third-row seat, and its cargo area is one of the smallest in its class, with just 19.4 cubic feet of space with the rear seat down. The Italians have a way with style and design, and Levante is no exception, with its highly sculpted, coupe-like body. I knew Levante would sound spectacular and, with Ferrari-built engines, it does. All-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and adjustable air suspension that brings the ride height up to 10 inches of ground clearance are all standard. The driving experience is pure Italian, with handling so precise and capable you’ll forget you’re driving an SUV. The ride is comfortable without feeling either too firm or soft. Performance is thrilling, with strong acceleration off the line reaching 60 mph in just five seconds. Overall, if you’re willing to succumb to the price tag, Levante is an excellent new auto that offers buyers a unique Italian vehicle in the way it looks, feels and performs.

Fuel economy: 14/19 mpg city/ highway Seating: 5 Fab features: Excellently performing engines Incredible agility with luxurious ride Gorgeous Italian styling inside and out

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Taste DRINK

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

INFUSED BREWS Arizona-made beers bursting with creative flavors

Arizona breweries are making their name by developing some of the most progressively flavored beer options in the Southwest. Here are some seasonal sippers and year-round staples to try.

Another Pumpkin Porter OHSO Brewery + Distillery October often marks the return of pumpkin-flavored everything – and beer is no different. This Balticstyle porter features pumpkin along with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. www.ohsobrewery.com. Ichabod Crane’s Nightmare 8-Bit Aleworks This pumpkin mocha latte imperial stout has all the flavor of fall in an unexpectedly rich and dark package where coffee and chocolate mingle with natural pumpkin. www.8-bitaleworks.com. Papago Orange Blossom Huss Brewing Co. Perhaps the granddaddy of all the flavored beers in the state, this award-winning Dreamsicle-flavored wheat ale blending vanilla and mandarin was invented in 2005 and helped put Arizona beer on the map. www.hussbrewing.com. Piehole Porter Cherry Vanilla Historic Brewing Company Bursting with flavor, the Piehole Porter tastes of roasted chocolate and vanilla plus a slight cherry finish for an easy-drinking brew with delicate sweetness. www. historicbrewingcompany.com Big Blue Van College Street Brewhouse This American-style wheat beer is infused with both blueberries and vanilla. It is light and certainly fruity, but delicious well beyond pool season thanks to the richness of the vanilla. www.collegestreetbrewhouseandpub.com. Railhead Red Lumberyard Brewing Co. An amber ale, Railhead Red balances a selection of crystal and caramel malts that are moderately hopped, resulting in a full-bodied brew. www.lumberyardbrewincompany.com.

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Orange Bomb Blasted Barley Beer Company Remember those foil-wrapped chocolate oranges that you hit on the table to break apart? The Orange Bomb stout, with subtle dark chocolate flavors and citrus notes, is just like those ... but it’s a beer. www.blastedbarley.com. WHT CHCLT Sonoran Brew Co. This white chocolate wheat ale is surprisingly light and refreshing, yet has notes of a decadent truffle one might find at a fancy chocolatier. www.sonoranbrewing.com. Mr. Pineapple SanTan Brewing Company While being brewed, the refreshing beer is infused with fresh pineapple juice from fair-trade Costa Rican farms, resulting in a unique twist on a traditional wheat sipper. www.santanbrewing.com. #7 Cherry Popper Porter Mother Bunch Brewing The brewery’s first commercially brewed beer, this smoked cherry porter conjures the sweet-yet-bitter flavor of a dark chocolate-covered cherry with a mild smoke finish. www.motherbunchbrew.com. Lord Rupert Everton II SWIPA Helio Basin Brewing Co. Changing yearly, this anniversary beer is a Southwest IPA (SWIPA) that focuses on one hop varietal each year. 2018’s take has definite flavors of pinot gris and overly ripe red berries followed by tart red currant and tropical fruit flavor. www.heliobasinbrewing.com. Kolsch Style Ale Mother Road Brewing Co. Inspired by Arizona’s Gold Road stretch of Route 66, there are subtle notes of pear and lemon paired with a mild biscuit malt and floral aroma. www.motherroadbeer.com.


Taste

DRINK / CHEERS / CUISINE / FOOD FILES / DINING GUIDE

BY GABBY RICHMAN / PHOTO BY JENELLE BONIFIELD

Breadwinner Knockout Sandwiches opened last month at The Churchill, Downtown Phoenix’s new shipping container marketplace. The locally owned restaurant is a chef-inspired sandwich shop boasting playful twists on classics and soon-to-be mainstays in the between-bread world. B-Seoul ($12), a Korean rendition of a Philly cheesesteak, is an early menu standout. The base is a hoagie roll with traditional Korean Bulgogi Ribeye, accompanied by melted provolone cheese, scallions, peppadew peppers and a kimchi aioli. The result is steak-forward with a hint of sweetness, a touch of spice and undeniable classic Korean flavors, thanks to the aioli. 901 N. 1st St., Phoenix; 602.358.7304; www.breadwinnerphx.com.

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Taste CHEERS

PELE’S PUNCH PACKS A PUNCH Hula’s Modern Tiki boasts new digs and new drinks

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY JENELLE BONIFIELD

This month, Hula’s Modern Tiki Phoenix moved to an all-new space – a stylishly revamped midcentury modern building on 7th Street just north of Camelback Road. The new location boasts a sweeping dogfriendly patio; 40-person private dining room; larger main dining room; and a second (and semi-secret) tiki bar called the “Captain’s Cabin,” which has its own entry. “To celebrate, we had to do something special with our drink menu,” says owner M. Dana Mule. “As such, we’ve launched rum flights for the first time as well as a specialty ‘Uku Nui’ menu.” Hawaiian for “premium,” the Uku Nui menu features six gourmet tiki cocktails – each offered at $11 – all hand-shaken with fresh-squeezed juices and housemade bitters and syrups. “A tribute to Pele, who is the Hawaiian Goddess of fire, lightning, wind as well as the creator of the islands, Pele’s Punch is the most complex and unique of our new premium cocktails, mixing white and dark rums with a citrus-spiked liqueur and rarities like Velvet Falernum and Firewater bitters,” Mule explains. Velvet Falernum is a sweet syrup used in Caribbean and tropical drinks – especially those with rum. It contains flavors of almond, ginger, lime, and sometimes vanilla, cloves and allspice. Firewater bitters also add to the kick of the cocktail, mostly from the habanero peppers, which are the main ingredient. Pele’s Punch is served in a tiki mug and garnished with a habanero pepper, lime wheel and a spiky pineapple frond. “It’s a warming, spicy drink worthy of its namesake, [who is] rumored to still reside in a Hawaiian volcano,” Mule says. Hula’s Modern Tiki, 5114 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.265.8454; www.hulasmoderntiki.com.

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Taste

CUISINE

CHEF CONVERSATIONS

In the kitchen with Clayton Moizo, co-owner of Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill Clay Moizo’s business card reads “Chicago born, Arizona bred,” and he shares his love for his hometown as the co-owner of Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill. His passion for cooking and enhancing his family recipes certainly shines with the Windy City-style fare served at the restaurant. BY GABBY RICHMAN / PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

What food is your guilty pleasure? Pizza, and I love all styles as long as it’s done right. My favorite has always been Chicago thin crust with really good Italian sausage. Favorite food memory: Making family dinners and baking with my parents and grandparents as a child. Learning all of their recipes from many different backgrounds, from pizzas, meatballs, red sauce, creamy garlic dressing and kolachki cookies with my dad’s side of the family to homemade fudge, cakes and cookies with my mom’s side. When you’re not at Half Moon, where would we find you? With my beautiful wife and two amazing kids creating family memories of our own. Do you have a favorite thing to cook? My dad’s meatballs and red sauce which guests just may see on our menu someday… Biggest change you’ve made to a family recipe and why: Adjusting some of the pizza dough recipes to account for the difference in water and changes in humidity in Arizona from Chicago. What do you think makes Chicago food so delicious? Chicago restaurants have such an eclectic range of backgrounds and it shows in each of the places back home. They pride they take in their family’s recipes and the authenticity in their flavors are unmatched. From Greektown to Chinatown, if you are craving one of those flavors, you know where to go, and will never be disappointed. Why is it important for you to share and pass on the flavors of Chicago? Growing up my friends would always gravitate to our house and tell me how great my parents cooking was. It’s special to share that with my kids. Family and friends are meant to eat and share stories and memories together. That’s what I’m hoping to do with them and the new friends I make daily at Half Moon. What sets your deep-dish pizza apart from the rest? The special twist of combining a traditional Pomodoro sauce with my family’s sweet sauce recipe gives it a truly unique flavor. 2121 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix; 602.977.2700; www.halfmoonsportsgrill.com.

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Taste FOOD FILES

LITTLE DEVILS The most delish deviled eggs in the Valley

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Liberty Station Tavern at DC Ranch

Deviled Eggs, $9 This take on the classic dish will please even the most ardent egg traditionalist. The smoked paprika and Tabasco add a little heat, which is then perfectly balanced by the creaminess of the blended yolks and the crunch of bacon. These crowd pleasers are on the menu at Liberty Station’s newest location, now open at DC Ranch. 20285 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.278.7044; www.libertystationtavern.com.

Salty Sow

Truffled Deviled Eggs, $7 The truffled deviled eggs are always an egg-cellent, nontraditional choice and easily shareable. The appetizer uses some unexpected ingredients like sour cream, creole mustard and white truffle oil, with garnishes of housemade bacon crumbles and chopped chives, all centered around arugula. 4801 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale; 602.795.9463; www.saltysow.com.

PNPK Craft Slider + Wine Bar

The history of deviled eggs began in ancient Rome, where they were an appetizer for the wealthy. They popped up again in 13th-century Andalusia (now Spain) before making their way across Europe. But it wasn’t until the late 1700s when Brits began using the term “devil” to describe boiled and fried dishes with spicy or highly seasoned elements that the term “deviled egg” caught on. And believe it or not, the dish didn’t gain popularity in the U.S. until the 1940s. Until recently, the flavorful finger food was often relegated to summer barbecues or as an Easter appetizer, but it is now inspiring the creativity of chefs across the nation. Deviled eggs are all the rage in the Valley right now, with chefs taking great pride in getting clever with their eggy creations. Here are some of the places to bite into unique takes on this time-tested dish.

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Devilish Eggs, $6 or $11 PNPK focuses on offering nearly all menu items – food and drink – in flights. Among the most popular of all the flights is the Devilish Egg option, which gives guests a choice of seven twists on the picnic classic, including eggs featuring wasabi and citrus slaw, smoked salmon with capers, bacon jam with caramelized onions, and candied bacon with jalapeno. Try three for $6 or all seven for $11. 23335 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.305.0907; www.pnpkaz.com.

Ingo’s Tasty Food

Toni’s Deviled Eggs, $3.50 Inspired by classic German beer garden fare, Toni’s Deviled Eggs at Ingo’s are made with stone-ground German mustard, cornichons and pickled beets – flavors that are instantly recognizable in the region’s dishes. The addition of goat cheese lends a luxurious texture and toasted hazelnuts provide a crunch. 4502 N. 40th St., Phoenix; 602.795.2884; www.ingostastyfood.com.


Village Tavern

Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs, $11.25 In the Southeast, pimento cheese reigns as among the most beloved of spreads. But in the Southwest, the combo of shredded cheese, mayonnaise and diced red pimentos is a rarity. In an homage to the Southern staple, Village Tavern combines it with egg yolks and applewood-smoked bacon to make a rich, flavorful appetizer. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.6445; www.villagetavern.com.

Bandera

Deviled Eggs, $7 Bandera is part of the Hillstone Restaurant Group, which was founded by George Biel, and, in each of their concepts, they use his grandmother’s cinnamon-bud pickle relish recipe in everything from coleslaw to burgers to – you guessed it – deviled eggs. The recipe is top secret but known for its spice, and it, combined with scallions, makes for a blazing hot deviled egg. 3821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.994-3524; www.banderarestaurants.com.

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Chelsea’s Kitchen

Deviled Eggs, $5 or $8 As one of the most popular appetizers at Chelsea’s Kitchen, these deviled eggs take their lead from traditional varieties and certainly don’t disappoint. Spicy yellow mustard, homemade mayonnaise, and sweet pickle relish make the foundation. Then, they’re topped off with Turkish paprika and fresh herbs from the garden. Pro tip: Add bacon! Get three for $5 or six for $8. 5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix; 602.957.2555; www.chelseaskitchenaz.com.

Tavern Deviled Eggs, $6.75 With Southwest flair, this American-style restaurant and bar starts with a classic deviled egg recipe as its base. Then, things get interesting – the eggs are topped with bacon, capers, sweet chili and even sun-dried tomatoes. Piled sky-high, the eggs look like a work of art and taste even better with the marriage of heat from the chili, tanginess from the tomatoes, and a pop of saltiness from the capers. 8525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.870.8860; www.spokeandwheeltavern.com.

Windsor

Deviled Egg Dip & Chips, $9 Try out this deconstructed version where crispy chips accompany a creamy dip featuring Tender Belly bacon and gorgonzola cheese. Salty, savory and superbly addictive, this is the perfect start to any meal or accompaniment to your happy hour beverage. 5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.279.1111; www.windsoraz.com.

Beckett’s Table

Local Hickman Farms Deviled Egg of the Day, $2 each Chef Beckett focuses on creating a new deviled egg selection daily using locally sourced Hickman’s eggs. You’ll find a variety of delicious, out-of-the box flavors on any given day of the week including twice-baked potato, martini, heirloom tomato chutney, beet-infused, artichoke dip, and pretzel with beer cheese. 3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.954.1700; www.beckettstable.com.

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Seen

EVENTS

MEET OUR

CHICAGO DEEP DISH PIZZA

AN EVENING OF EDUCATION AND ART EXPLORATION At the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s attendees learned about the advances in treatments from St. Joseph’s, cancer specialists.

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WINE WOMEN & SHOES

This annual event, which raises funds for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, was held at Chauteau Luxe and featured a selection of local and national vendors and a shopping marketplace.

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PROFILES OF SUCCESS

Valley del Sol hosted the 28th annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Celerbation at Phoenix Convention Center to recognize Latino leadership. The luncheon kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a silent auction and awards ceremony.

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Livbier Pearson and Erika Flores

Claudia Boyer and Veronica Rivas

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Maria Sanchez and Ileen Villa

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BEATS AND BRUNCH

This new foodie event took over monOrchid as guests tried delicious brunch favorites from around the Valley while engaging with colorful and interactive art pieces.

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Gold Nina and Brit Symanik

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End NEW IN TOWN

DIVE IN

Upscale neighborhood bar, High Dive opens in Arcadia

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTOS BY J. MARTIN HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Over the past several years, the Square One Concepts, Inc. brand has exploded across the Valley with the opening of nine local Cold Beers & Cheeseburger restaurants (and three more pending opening by fall 2019) as well as with the launch of their steakhouse concept, Bourbon & Bones. Blue Print Hospitality Group – the team behind the management of nook Kitchen in Downtown Phoenix, The Bar in Arcadia and more – has had similar success. And now, together, their teams hope to have similar resounding success by partnering to conceptualize and open High Dive. Located just west of 44th Street on Indian School Road in the 3,200-squarefoot space formerly occupied by the Yacht Club, High Dive is billed by the combined groups as “Central Phoenix and Arcadia’s first ‘high-class dive bar.’” “High Dive is not your typical dive bar; we’ve combined a light and airy atmosphere with the comforts of a dive bar, great food, cozy seating and a staff that knows your name, all right here in Arcadia. This is the place to unwind with friends or simply relax at the bar and enjoy a drink after work,” says S. Barrett

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Rinzler, president and CEO of Square One Concepts. Visually, the space features quite the entry: a massive Jaws graphic on the ceiling that is impossible to miss when entering the venue. Upon entering, there are 99 bottles of actual beer on the walls – like the song – and a combination of vintage album covers and imagery of 1950s pinup girls covering the walls. Quality furnishings like upholstered horseshoe booths and banquettes, wood high-tops with tufted honey leather bar stools, a full-service bar with a walnut top, and windows that open seamlessly to views of Camelback Mountain finish the look. There are also plenty of entertainment options, including board games, darts and arcade games positioned throughout the space. At first glance, the menu – while not specifically burger focused – certainly has the vibe of Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers with sliders, tacos, chicken wings and nachos. But, upon further inspection, there are also several “fancier” options tailored toward those with food allergies and health-conscious lifestyles including a quinoa bowl ($14) with seasoned sunflower seeds, onion, red and green peppers, and a teriyaki bowl ($12) featuring grilled chicken breast with red and green peppers, onion, broccoli, teriyaki sauce and brown rice. The wine, beer and cocktail menu is similarly dually focused on those wanting “divethemed” options and those wanting more highbrow options, offering everything from Natural “Natty Ice” Ice and Coors Light to Huss Scottsdale Blonde and Dom Perignon. High Dive is open Sunday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Happy hour, with deals on both food and drink, is offered Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 4231 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 480.758.4994; www.highdiveaz.com.


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