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Pulse 17 UP CLOSE Vali Homes: making your habitat healthier and happier

20 BEAT Shemer Art Center’s Shonna James

22 BEAT Queen of cars, Josephine Alcazar ON THE COVER: Anita Kaltenbaugh, photo by Mark Morgan, www.markmorganphotography.org.

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I get asked all the time if I’m going to use my journalistic writing abilities to pen a novel one day. But, it takes a very special mind to turn their words into a book – whether fiction or nonfiction. Case in point is our cover feature, Anita Kaltenbaugh. Known to the literary world as A.K. Smith, the Phoenix-based writer’s nonfiction travel tips book hit No. 1 on Amazon and she recently released her first fiction book in the mystery category, with plans for a third novel – this time in the young adult category – in the works. We spoke with Anita about the work it takes to buckle down and write a novel (something I’m not sure I have patience for), the reality of rejection and the persistence you need when approaching publishers. Though she has traveled much of the world and has lived in many places, Anita payed homage to her Phoenix residence by including some Valley hot spots in her new release. Speaking of Phoenix-area hangouts, we’re highlighting the top places in Phoenix and Scottsdale to take your dogs to (think free water bowls and fun dog treats and menus) on page 74. What can be better than a sunny, cool day hanging with your pup on a patio? And because we’re now in the thrust of our beautiful fall days and nights, with Thanksgiving approaching, we’re all craving the autumn flavors we all know and love. We’ve rounded up some seasonal libations – featuring flavors like apple, cinnamon and caramel – on page 70. 'Tis also the season to go out and have a good time! If you’re over 40, or just looking for a more mature adventure, we’ve rounded up some of the best bars and restaurants to have a night out, from cocktail lounges to neighborhood spots to catch a game and chow down on some wings (page 46). Have a great Thanksgiving, Gabby Richman Editor-in-Chief gabby@richmanmediagroup.com Find our magazine on Facebook!


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CAN YOUR HOUSE DO THIS? VALI Homes’ healthier, happier dwellings

On average, Americans spend at least 12 hours a day home. That is over 4,380 hours in a home per year that may not be working for your health or finances. Enter VALI Homes. Partners Austin Trautman, Matthew Salenger and Adrian Bell strived to find a solution to the

problems people face with the “everyday home.” Together, they have created homes that give buyers an alternative housing option of leaving a smaller footprint, while keeping the style and necessities of a home. The team at VALI Homes (www.valihomes.com) started their

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Pulse UP CLOSE project with two questions: Is your home making you healthier? Is your home improving your lifestyle? The answer for most people is no – your house isn’t making you healthier or improving your lifestyle. “Almost every structure in our desert struggles daily with our climate and the inhabitants pay the price in terms of uncomfortable summertime temps, closed blinds in the summer, hot rooms and cold rooms, roaring AC, unhealthy interior air quality, and inordinately large consumption footprints,” explains Bell, VALI Homes partner and marketing/sales “clarity master.” The Phoenix-based rethinker of residential real estate uses a patent-pending, intelligent building envelope, inspired by European-derived Passive House concepts, and a fresh approach to the community to build homes and neighborhoods that are healthy for both people and the environment that surrounds them. They are the first, and only, to achieve Passive Houselevel performance in Arizona’s climate zone. VALI Homes consume one-fifth of the resources of similarly sized houses while maximizing interior comfort, are designed to be environmentally friendly and to bring value to their owners’ lives. The homes go beyond LEED Platinum Certification and are even more efficient than “green” homes. “For me, it’s all about the prevention,” says VALI Homes Founder and “brainchild” Trautman. “How can we prevent some of the everyday illnesses? How can we make homes work better for the residents? I started out in healthcare, but as you know, you can’t make too much progress on prevention once the patient comes to see you. I started looking into the bigger picture, and found people who shared my vision. Now, we have homes that literally make you healthier.” Traditionally, new homebuilders improve the efficiency of dated structural designs by wrapping the buildings in membranes and filling walls with foam. While these efforts reduce consumption, they also trap moisture in the walls that destroys the structures themselves, deteriorates interior air quality and can harm residents’ health. With marginal increases in efficiency, attempts to offset these homes’ consumption still require relatively large rooftop solar systems with a lengthy breakeven timeline. “Phoenix has this ‘green lab for suburbia’ feeling,” explains Salengar, VALI Homes architect. “What we are doing here is going to change the landscape of homes – for the better. We are using this amazing climate to create amazing homes.” Trautman, with partners Salenger and Bell, found their solution in native Sonoran plants. “We took the Passive House standard and created our own interpretation — the VALI system (which we also refer to as “next-generation protective shells”)


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— that’s inspired by the self-shading principles of the Saguaro (biomimicry) to create a home that’s perfectly in balance with our often-harsh climate,” Bell says. Through these next-gen protective shells, airtight envelopes, super-insulated walls, and 24/7 fresh-air purification, VALI homes consume 80 percent less energy than similarly sized houses. Each home consumes so little energy, they are beyond net-zero efficiency energy use — meaning they have zero net energy consumption or create more than they consume on an annualized basis — using minimal solar systems and battery technology. “The best thing about this house, is you don’t have to sacrifice anything in the summer,” Bell explains. “You can keep the AC as cold as you would like, and your bills will be nowhere near what you currently pay. This house will literally pay for itself in durability and efficiency – and in health.” So, can your current house do that? To experience these homes, the team is opening Ocotillo Mews, the first true eco desert community. In perfect balance with the Sonoran Desert, the villas on Ocotillo Mews are ideal sanctuaries for an active, mindful Phoenix lifestyle, embracing VALI Homes’ ideals it was built upon.

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Shonna James’ journey to Shemer Art Center & Museum


Shonna James has had quite the professional journey. She’s a public relations (PR) guru turned business owner turned arts advocate. James traded the Rocky Mountains for the Sonoran Desert in 1983. She attended Arizona State University, earning her degree in business administration. Her career in PR began at Del Webb Corporation, a residential developer that specializes in retirement communities. James worked with national media, sponsored and attended a handful of events and volunteered in the community. Her responsibilities stretched locally and nationally. “After working with so many PR and advertising agencies, I decided to start my own,” she says. And just like that, Shonna James Communications emerged. James spearheaded her company for nearly 18 years, working with various clients and being a part of events like Komen Race for the Cure, Festival of the West, Oscar Night America and many others. She fostered relationships with inspiring community leaders and authors throughout the years. “Like any business owner, I enjoyed the opportunity to create my own business and do business the way I thought it should be done,” James explains. In 2015, James went from entrepreneur (without losing that entrepreneurial spirit) to executive director of Shemer Art Center & Museum, www.shemerartcenter.org. “In a lot of respects my current role is very similar to running a creative business.” She continues, “I am using my background in marketing, media and community relations and adding to that all the experiences I have gained working with numerous corporations, agencies, nonprofits, celebrities and community leaders and artists.” Shemer nurtures creativity and imagination through art. As executive director of the space, James uses her wealth of experiences in creative business to introduce visitors to the nonprofit through fun and engaging events, including Wine & Watercolor, Furry Friends Fine Art Festival and new classes and workshops for people of all ages. “I enjoy learning from our students and instructors and in the future, I look forward to sitting in on some of our classes and weekend workshops,” James says.


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IF THE CROWN FITS Josephine Alcazar: the queen of catering and cars


Josephine Alcazar has worn many hats – or shall we say crowns – in her life. The philanthropist is the co-owner of Russo and Steele collector automobile auction company, the self-proclaimed Queen of Catering and, her personal favorite, a grandma. The culinary veteran had her own catering company, Events With Taste, for 10 years, from 1996 to 2003. She has also been in the restaurant and event planning business. “I truly enjoyed the catering business – meeting new partners, hosting events that make differences to people. That’s what it all comes down to,” she explains. Alcazar has used her connections she’s made throughout her career to make a positive impact in the community, chairing several philanthropic events in the Valley, including those for the Phoenix Zoo and Ballet Arizona. It is with her event and catering background, along with her philanthropic bone, that she knew she could do even more. She teamed up with her husband, Drew, to create the Russo and Steele Automobile Car Auction, now coming up on its 18th year. Together, they set out to carve their place in the world of collector automobile auctions by giving the community a unique, boutique style auction as an alternative in a world of ordinary auctions. “One year, my dad even made cannoli for everyone [at the auction]! To this day, someone will still ask for a cannoli. That is the feeling and spirit I love that we have created.” Alcazar’s role in the company has grown throughout the years and she now runs the sponsorship, promotions, charity, and event logistics for Russo and Steele. But most of all, Alcazar says she loves seeing her Phoenician roots passed on to her five grandchildren. “My grandkids are the light of my life,” she elaborates. “I love that they are having the same experiences I did, going to the same schools that I did. The roots of Phoenix, and the roots of my family, that’s what I love the most.”


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FEELING GOOD Arin Lopez balances ease with risk


When it comes to clothes, Arin Lopez has one sound piece of advice: choose outfits that “feel good.” “Even though I think my style is laidback, I do enjoy taking the occasional style risk,” says Lopez, director of volunteer services for Make-A-Wish Arizona. “This risk might lead to some questionable looks, but if I feel good in it, that’s all that matters to me.” Although he admits that he doesn’t have a natural talent for mixing and matching colors, his fashion sense has become more sophisticated throughout the years. One thing is for certain – he always manages to find a way to keep his outfits fun and fresh. This feel-good outlook on style is something that Lopez has begun to teach his two sons, Jordan and Carter, who he recently adopted through Child Crisis Arizona. “I enjoy dressing my kids up as much as I do myself now,” he adds. “The boys love getting compliments on their outfits. It raises their confidence, which is a pretty cool thing for two boys who’ve overcome a lot to get where they are.”

Which style rule should every man try breaking at least once? Be bolder, fellas! I think men should be less afraid of wearing bold colors, especially pants in colors other than black, blue or denim.   What would we be surprised to find in your closet? A wedding dress. I wore it for a themed event and looked fabulous. It gave me a profound respect for women who have to wear them.   What is your favorite accessory? A ring I wear that says “be, believe, live, love.” It has huge sentimental value to me and my belief in equality for all.


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FurBabies Founder Heather Budde’s functional meets fashion-forward style


Heather Budde loves two things: dogs and fashion. This past October, she opened FurBabies Resort & Spa, (www. furbabiesresort.com) a stylish pet resort and spa that gives furry friends the five-star treatment. “Our mission is to provide a welcoming atmosphere that is safe, healthy, and fun for all doggies,” she adds, “We are also working with a few rescue dog organizations to help house and prep the dogs for their fur-ever home.” In business and fashion, Budde pays close attention to detail and quality. Whether it’s an edgy shoe or the perfect pant – Budde recommends Helmut Lang skinny pants – she always goes the extra mile to complete every look. Because she works around dogs all day, Budde opts for functional and stylish pieces. You’ll often find her rocking layers like a unique jacket with a simple shirt. She also likes to take a Zara day dress and accessorize it with different jewelry, cropped jackets, and flats to get various looks. Now that the Valley is literally experiencing cooler days, Budde plans to don her seasonal go-to item: boots! “We only have a few months out of the year to wear them. Plus, it’s hard to go wrong with boots, leggings, and a comfortable sweater,” she says.

What fashion tip do you live by? If you are going to wear it, own it! Wear what you like and don’t worry about what other people may think of it. Who gives you fashion inspiration? Victoria Beckham’s style inspires me. She always looks so timeless and is a true style icon. Would you ever dress up your dogs, Lady and Bambi? Of course! I am not the type of person to “doll up” my dogs in daily outfits and tutus, but I do put them in cute dog jackets, scarves or bandanas when it is cooler out.


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PASSPORT in her PAGES Local author Anita Kaltenbaugh transports readers with her travels

She’s a best-selling author in both fiction and nonfiction genres, a leading travel blogger, has her master’s degree and has a bucket list of destinations from around the world tucked in her drawer. She loves two things in life: travel and books, and she combines these two passions to make magic. Anita Kaltenbaugh, also known to the literary world as A.K. Smith, is the highly acclaimed author of A Deep Thing, a new thrilling novel filled with mystery, romance and intrigue set in Mexico, as well as Travel Secrets: Insider Guide to Planning, Affording and Taking More Vacations, a nonfiction book focused on tips for travelers. It’s her love of writing that keeps her going and now, she’s about to experience that excitement again as she approaches publishers with her newest young adult novel, Pseudocide.


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“Books have always been my first love,” Kaltenbaugh admits. “Some of my favorite childhood memories are reading in my upstairs bedroom, looking out the window. Escaping to worlds far different than my small town in Western Pennsylvania fueled my desire to see the world. Travel and reading in my mind are intertwined. If you can't travel, you can visit the location in a good book.” Kaltenbaugh grew up loving movies, reading anything she could get her hands on and getting lost in the stories. She really felt the magic of words when she first read Charlotte's Web and began journaling her own characters at a very young age. She later was transported into strange new lands by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon. Well-read copies of thrillers and romances could be found in every nook of her childhood home. After college, Kaltenbaugh wanted to write, but she felt being a novelist wasn't a logical career. Instead she took up employment in the corporate world, working for several universities, including local Arizona State University. With her busy life pulling her from her passion, Kaltenbaugh turned her back on the pages she loved so much until she went back to graduate school, where she fell in love with writing all over again. Her head was full of stories and she knew she needed to put them on paper.  A wanderer at heart, Kaltenbaugh also thirsted for adventure in the real world. She has lived in London, Mexico, seven different U.S. states and has moved over 30 times. Now settled in the Valley of the Sun, her new goal is to step foot on every continent on earth and to share her experiences through her writing. She has written thousands of articles, blogs (www.wordstravelfilm.com) and of course her best-selling book, Travel Secrets. She admits that travel is a core component of her life and it inspires her writing, whether it is fiction or nonfiction. After she got a taste for the two, she knew that’s all she needed – to travel and write. “I met my husband while living in Mexico after I had just returned from Italy. In the next three years, we would end up taking 99 different vacations, together,” Kaltenbaugh says. “While hunting for the best deals online, and attempting to stay at luxury places for less, I started taking notes.


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I stockpiled tips that would eventually become my book Travel Secrets: Insider Guide to Planning, Affording and Taking More Vacations. The second edition came out in 2017 and went on to hit No. 1 on Amazon.” Her book is chock full of useful travel tips and she never hesitates to offer destination advice to anyone that will listen. In her book, she urges readers to always seek a personal experience. She warns them that vacations don't have to be expensive, far away, or a long length of time. Taking the time to just get away for a weekend is a vacation and doing it often will help you de-stress, and experiencing something new will enrich your life.  Kaltenbaugh notes that today it is easier than ever to write a book. Both technology and Amazon have made it possible for writers to find a traditional publisher or self-publish their own books. “For my fiction book, I queried publishers in my genre with query letters,” she explains. “No one seemed interested until I attended the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference. There, I pitched The Wild Rose Press and they requested my complete manuscript. You need thick skin in this industry and I was nervous to share it with anyone. It was an amazing day when they offered me that contract. “ Becoming a published author is not easy and it took Kaltenbaugh six months to write her travel book, and almost two years to write the fiction novel, A Deep Thing – which showcases Valley spots in homage to her Phoenix residence. She warns that it’s normal to get distracted and not take the time to write, so it’s incredibly important to manage your time and accomplish small goals every day. “The greatest gift my husband ever gave me was the support, encouragement and time to write,” Kaltenbaugh says. “I was teaching at The Bud Crawley Real Estate School when the founder, and close friend of mine, was killed in a car accident. After the school closed, my husband suggested I take the next year to write and finish one of my books. I know my fiction book would have never been completed without the extra time.” In addition, it took Kaltenbaugh another year and a half for the book to be released from her publisher. She warns

other writers that it takes a long time and there is nothing quick about it or the process. But, she says, it is just truly rewarding once finished. “The best thing hands down is being able to share your story with friends and strangers, alike,” Kaltenbaugh divulges. “It's amazing to have your book available in 10 countries. I’ve had beautiful reviews from places like Jamaica and Bali and I love when they take the time to tell me how much they enjoyed my characters and plotlines.” With her young adult novel nearing completion, Kaltenbaugh is enthusiastic to be at it again. The exhilaration of query letters, the flush of disappointment from rejection, and the sigh of relief when a publisher falls in love with your work. She’s excited for it all to begin again. “Writing is the way I paint my canvas,” she says. “If I can help someone escape into another world for a few hours or travel to a place they have never visited through the setting in my books, that gives me joy. Life is too short not to discover other parts of our world, so make a travel bucket list and start crossing the names off. Complete your goals, open your eyes and don’t be afraid to write about it.” Uptown October '17



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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Get in the holiday spirit ahead of time at the Arizona Biltmore’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration as the resort counts down to the moment it lights its holiday tree on the Squaw Peak lawn. On November 24 from 5 to 8 p.m., settle in for an evening of festive food, seasonal games, live holiday music and maybe even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause! Cap off the night with a toast to kick off of the holiday season. The event is free to attend with food and beverages available for purchase. www.arizonabiltmore.com.

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Looking for a place to watch kickoff? Head to Wade Poolside Bar at The Camby for an evening of football fun. The hotel’s Rooftop Red Zone event series takes place poolside every Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. until the end of football season. Watch the game on a 25-food screen, rent a cabana, play some corn hole and enjoy touchdown grub including a grill station featuring tailgate favorites like chicken wings, hot dogs and a double burger. There will also be team-themed specialty cocktails, such as the Sunday Night Sazerac, Giants G&T and Cowboy Negroni, and bucket of beer specials. www.thecamby.com.


Chicagoans and pizza lovers, rejoice! Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria officially opened its second Valley location in the heart of Arcadia. Unlike the first, found in Uptown Plaza, the second locale is specific to carryout, delivery and catering with no dine-in or table-service options. Customers can call in their order, then pick up or have their favorite deep-dish pizza delivered. The company reportedly has plans to open an additional six to eight Valley locations, with plans for a third in the works, Lou Malnati’s Scottsdale, scheduled to open summer 2018. www.loumalnatis.com.


The Phoenician recently opened its new, everyday hangout called Mowry & Cotton, led by Chef de Cuisine Tandy Peterson. Guests and locals alike are welcome to gather at the inviting indoor-outdoor dining space for a laid-back dining experience featuring flatbreads, soups, salads, hearty entrees and veggie options. www.mowryandcotton.com.


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Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), San Ildefonso Pueblo, copper box, 1930s-1940s.

THE HEARD DEBUTS METALWORKS AWA TSIREH: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith opens November 3, exploring the paintings and metalworks of San Ildefonso artist Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal). The exhibit chronicles Awa Tsireh’s painting and metalwork career drawing from collections of the Heard Museum, art museums across the U.S., and the collection of Norman L. Sandfield. The exhibit is accompanied by a 140-page catalogue. www.heard.org.


White Christmas Gala

On December 1, the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association will host Passport to a Cure, a gala, at The Camby Hotel. The evening will begin on the pool deck as its transformed into a snowy wonderland, with cocktails, live entertainment, a silent auction, twinkling lights and snow fall. The event continues with a three-course meal, moving speakers, a live acution, entertainment and dancing in a winter wonderland. Individual tickets, $300. www.mdapassport.com.

Celebrate the holiday season in support of the Board of Visitors Ryan House at the annual White Christmas Gala taking place December 2. The event, held in the iconic Gold Room at the Arizona Biltmore, will commemorate the musical classic, White Christmas by Irving Berlin. Guests will be transported to a glamorous nightclub experience, featuring fine dining, dancing and entertainment. Don’t forget to wear your best white getups! Individual tickets, $500 www.ryanhouse.org.


The Valley’s “hottest intersection” (named by the Urban Land Institute of Arizona) is about to get event hotter as Vintage Partners – who led the redevelopment efforts of Uptown Plaza – brings another project to Central Avenue and Camleback Road with Venue Projects. Named Arrive Phoenix, the stylish boutique hotel, situated on just over two acres, and dining destination will have a total of 79 rooms, and is expected to be completed in 2018. www.arrivehotels.com.



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Alliance Residential Company launched its newest multifamily community, Crescent Highland, comprised of 349 apartment homes featuring studio, oneand two-bedroom designs. The property includes a rooftop patio, resort-style pool and spa, resident clubroom, dog park and dog wash station, and flex fitness room. The outdoor spaces were designed with a vibrant cultural focus featuring hand-painted murals from renowned local artist, Tato Caraveo. www.crescenthighland.com.


The Studio at FOUND:RE Phoenix, opened its newest exhibit late October titled Wayfinding: words symbols and artifacts. Artist Cheryle Marine’s works are inspired by several visits to the Arizona Center during construction time. Marine collects objects she comes across in her travels as a city cyclist. She takes these physical, three-dimensional memories, changes them into two-dimensional drawings or tracings, then turns them back into three-dimensional objects in a different way. www.foundrehotels.com. Uptown October '17


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Hot Night Fall Gala Nov. 4, Phoenix Art Museum The colors and flavors of Brazil come to Phoenix for one night only at the Hot Night Fall Gala. Experience the hottest entertainment, performances, and food and drinks inspired by the best of Brazil, including areas like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Fortaleza, Parati, Manaus and Recife. The evening will include a U.S. premiere of artworks from the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art. Enjoy your fall season with a twist – a zest of Brazilian excellence! Proceeds from the hot evening benefit exhibitions and education programs at Phoenix Art Museum. 6:30 p.m. $750. www.phxart.org. Dinner With Lincoln Nov. 10, Arizona Biltmore The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute hosts an annual history dinner every year. This year, guests will have “Dinner With Lincoln.” Join Pulitzer Prize-winner, presidential historian and author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, as she sheds light on her best-selling novel Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Following her remarks, Goodwin will be presented with the Spirit of Democracy award for her body of work in educating citizens about the nation’s history. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner and program and go home with a signed copy of Goodwin’s book. 6 p.m. $350. www.oconnorinstitute.org. Yoga for Hope Nov. 10, Chase Field Yoga for Hope brings yogis of all levels outside to enjoy an inspired practice under the stars. The event raises awareness about the benefits of yoga and sends vital funds to City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases. The outdoor experience combines yoga guided by prominent instructors, music, shopping and food with compassion and commitment. Concentrate on your breath and perfect your Downward-Facing Dog all while raising funds that promote lifesaving research and therapies. 3-8 p.m. Pre-registration (Nov. 1-8), $35; after pre-registration closes, $45. www.cityofhope.org. Promise Ball Gala Nov. 11, The Phoenician JDRF’s Desert Southwest Chapter invites you to their rock ’n’ roll-inspired Promise Ball Gala. The black tie affair, titled “Don’t Stop Believing,” begins with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail reception. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, dessert and wine as this year’s honorees, The Friedman Family, are recognized for their contributions to the organization. There will also be a live auction and after-party with musical performances. Olivia Fierro of Arizona 3TV will be the evening’s emcee. Funds raised from the event ensure that JDRF can continue funding critical Type 1 diabetes research. 6 p.m. $600. www.jdrfpromiseballphoenix.org. PhotoBid Art Auction Nov. 16, Phoenix Art Museum PhotoBid Art Auction brings art lovers and collectors together under one roof. The auction is a fun and welcoming event where guests can mingle over their shared passion for photography. The evening offers a silent and live auction, featuring a unique selection of limited-edition photographic prints and books by celebrated photographers throughout Arizona and the United States. There will also be door prizes, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds from the event will benefit photography programs at Phoenix Art Museum and INFOCUS, the museum’s photography support group. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1-15, $69; at the door, $75. www.phxart.org. The Heart Ball Nov. 18, The Phoenician American Heart Association (AHA) invites you to the 58 annual Phoenix Heart Ball, a celebration that supports cardiovascular research. The Heart Ball is AHA’s premier fundraising event that brings the community and philanthropic leaders together to promote the organization’s mission of fighting heart disease and stroke. Cocktails, dinner, dancing and live entertainment by JB Project will be on this year’s agenda. Funds raised will support cardiovascular research, professional and community education and advocacy efforts. Who wouldn’t “heart” that? 6:30-11:30 p.m. $750. www.heart.org.


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Nov. 18-May 28, 2018, Arizona Science Center Become a time traveler as you experience life in Pompeii both before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Take a journey, viewing over 200 precious artifacts on loan from the collection of Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy as you learn how Pompeii’s people lived, loved, worked, worshipped and celebrated. This is a heart-pounding showcase of Mother Earth’s true power. $14-$18. www.azscience.org.


$10 at the gate. www.openmindedexpo.com 13th Annual Arizona Fall Festival Nov. 4, Margaret T. Hance Park Come celebrate everything local with the festival that celebrates our very own Arizona. Over 100 vendors, live music, your favorite restaurants, a beer garden featuring local brews, kids’ activities and more will fill the park for a day of fun in the sun! This is the ultimate day to support local, buy local and appreciate all of the splendor that is the Valley of the Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. www.localfirstaz.com/ fall-festival.

2017 Fall Butterfly Exhibit Through Nov. 19, Desert Botanical Gardens Small but mighty, the treasured Monarchs return to unfurl their wings and take your breath away. You’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of desert-based insects and learn more about how they balance our unique environment. From pollinators to predators, here’s your chance to witness the beauty that is the world of flying creatures. 9:30 a.m.-5 pm. Free with membership or garden general admission,$12.95-$24.95. www.dbg.org.


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American Lebanese Festival Nov. 3-5, St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church Don’t miss this cultural celebration of Lebanese history and traditions. Come hungry as you’ll have the opportunity to try authentic dishes such as tabbouleh and baklava, while you enjoy the festive folk music. Witness the grace and authority of the traditional dabke dance, as well as live performances by local Lebanese bands, and finish the night off in the hookah bar. Times vary. $3. www.americanlebanesefestivalaz.com.

“Not Your Mama’s” Wedding & Event Expo Nov. 4, Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix For the fifth year, Pride Guide Arizona presents a wedding expo like no other. Whether you are planning a birthday party, wedding or holiday gathering, this expo is the perfect place to find friendly and professional vendors. Win amazing prizes, participate in the wedding costume content, sing your heart out at the karaoke station or simply unwind at the cash bar. It’s party time and everyone’s invited. 2-5 pm. $5 online or

42nd Annual 3TV Phoenix 10K & Half Marathon Nov. 5, Cityscape This 10K and half-marathon has been a favorite of gold medalists and American record holders for years. Don’t have the stamina? Check out the team challenge, the kiddie free dash or the numerous vendors onsite. All proceeds will support The Mollen Foundation, which promotes a healthy lifestyle in children that includes fitness, nutritional and self-esteem through exercise programs and nutritional education. 8 a.m. Starting at $25. www.phoenix10K.com. 26th Annual Charles Schwab Cup Championship Nov 6-12, Phoenix Country Club This stunning finale to the Champion’s Tour is must-attend for golfers and golf lovers alike. Witness live, 36 of the sport’s best players as they duke it out on the greens and in the sand. It’s a week of sun, chipping and cheers, as the PGA’s best tee off in hopes of winning it all. Tee times vary. Tickets start at $25 per day. www. pgatour.com.

are awarded for their incredible endeavors for our beautiful state. Sit with greatness at the season’s most altruistic event. noon-1:30 p.m. Individual tickets, $160; tables of 10, starting at $1,500. www.experiencemattersaz.org.

2017 ADL Torch of Liberty Award Dinner Nov. 9, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Join the Anti-Defamation League as they honor Paul Luna, president and CEO of the Helios Education Foundation. Enjoy great food, amazing cocktails and be inspired by Phoenix’s most philanthropic leaders. 6-9 p.m. Individual tickets, $325; table of 10, $3,000. www. arizona.adl.org. 45th Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction Nov. 10, Xavier College Prepatory Presented by the Mothers’ Guild of Xavier College Preparatory, this year’s theme of the school’s annual holiday dinner and auction is everything glitters. Staying true to the concept, guests will be dazzled by the decoration, silent and live auctions, sumptuous dinner, and lively entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the school’s Legacy of Leadership Capital Campaign. 6 p.m. Starting at $125. www. xcpmg.org. Chiles & Chocolate Festival Nov. 10-12, Desert Botanical Gardens Sweeten up your weekend with this fiery festival that pairs two very unlikely matches: chocolate and chiles. Some of the Valley’s best vendors descend on the Desert Botanical Garden to showcase their decedent desserts, zesty sauces, fire roasted chili’s and gourmet candies. Expect live music and fun festivities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with membership or garden general admission ($12.95$24.95). www.dbg.org. Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts Nov. 11, Historic Grand Avenue The very public procession, in support of metropolitan Phoenix, is a fantastic way to show your love for the beautiful historic Grand Avenue neighborhood. For the 12th year, join thousands of arts and culture supporters as they mobilize and march. This year’s theme is undersea madness and you are sure to have a swimmingly good time. 6 p.m. Free. www.phoenixannualparadeofthearts.com International Southwest Vocal Competition Nov. 11, Phoenix Opera For the third year in a row, the Phoenix Opera celebrates and nurtures the voices of young talents. Forty aspiring singers compete in three rounds of intense competition, with the finalists competing for cash prize. Finalists will get the

THE 3RD ANNUAL PHOENIX PIZZA FESTIVAL Nov. 18, Margaret T. Hance Park Mama Mia! It’s time to dive into a slice and no better than to taste around at this year’s third annual Phoenix Pizza Festival. With an average of over 3,500 attendees spread over 15-plus of your favorite pizza vendors, the slice options her are sure to please any palate. Festivalgoers can dine on pie and then play lawn games, enjoy live music and entertain the kiddos at the craft zone. Wash down your slice of heaven with a craft brew or glass of wine from local restaurants and breweries, then indulge in dessert. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission, $10. www.phoenix.pizza.

chance to perform with Phoenix Opera Orchestra under the baton of Maestro John Massaro at the Orpheum Theatre in front of a live audience and a distinguished panel of judges. 2-5 p.m. www. phoenixopera.org. Disney’s Newsies Nov. 15-30, Phoenix Theatre Extra! Extra! Disney’s Newsies will take center stage with this theatrical extravaganza that is great for the whole family. Based on the 1992 Disney film, Newsies follows a ragtag crew of news boys as they fight for justice and even

pay. Sing and clap along with this high-energy celebration of song. Times vary. Tickets start at $40. www.phoenixtheatre.com. “Our Route to the Future” Annual Fall Luncheon Nov. 16, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa A true signature fall event, “Our Route to the Future” is the ultimate celebration to those who dedicate their time to our local community. Each year, outstanding members from local no-profits, community partners and citizens

David Sedaris Nov. 18, Orpheum Theatre Wise cracking Sedaris is known for his sharp wit and even sharper novels. The famed author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice will be on hand and ready to address the human condition as he sees it today. Like most of his books, his most recent, Theft by Finding: Diaries became a bestseller and he will be available for book signings at the event. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.com. Las Noches de las Luminarias     Nov. 24-25, Desert Botanical Garden Join the Botanical Garden as they set the grunds aglow for this Southwest tradition. Over 8,000 luminary bags and thousands of lights will be spread throughout the park. Expect gorgeous views, amazing nightlife and incredible local music groups. Sip on hot cocoa or cider as you enjoy the perfect night air. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Adults, $25; children, $10 (3-12); children under age 3, free. www.dbg.org. Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Nov. 24-26, Phoenix Symphony Hall The acclaimed Ted Ronsenthal Trio is back and performing the iconic George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Don’t miss an unforgettable night of music as the Phoenix Symphony teams up with this New York trio for a unique blend of classical and jazz. This mash-up of two incredible compositional styles will leave you wanting more blues in your life. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. www.phoenixsymphony.org. South Pacific Nov. 24-30, Arizona Broadway Theatre One of Roger and Hammerstein’s most enduring classics hits the Broadway Theatre with a smash. Leave your world behind for the incredible island of Bali Ha’I during the height of WWII. With showstopping numbers, an award-winning cast and incredible back drops, this is a show that will please the young and old alike. Show times vary. Tickets start at $5. www.azbroadwaytheatre.com.

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PURSES FOR A PURPOSE Homeward Bound’s French-inspired luncheon

IF YOU GO… What: Old Bags Luncheon When: Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Where: Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix Tickets: $300 Information: www. homewardboundaz. org/oldbagsluncheon

Ladies, don your daytime wedges and garden party chapeaus and get ready for a day of fun and fashion as Homeward Bound brings back its Old Bags Luncheon. This year’s event brings a French flair to the Valley with it’s theme, Monet’s Table, as well as several exciting surprises. “We are most excited to announce the return of the Neiman Marcus runway show.” exclaims Ally Ruiz, public relations and events manager for Homeward Bound. “This has been a guest favorite in the past and we are elated to bring it back!” In addition to the showcased fashions by Talbot Runhof, attendees will marvel and bid on the highlight of the event – the handbags. “With an average of over 250 handbags at our luncheon, we attempt to satisfy


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every taste and style: vintage, modern, classic, sparkly and simple” To prepare for the event, supporters of Homeward Bound individually donated their handbags and department stores donated new handbags. With brands in the past ranging from Michael Kors to Chanel to Fendi to Prada and everything in between, and prices ranging from $50 to $5,000, this year will surely have a purse for every partygoer. In its 13th year, the group hopes to bring a whopping 550 women to the Arizona Biltmore. What keeps more and more shoppers coming back each year? “Without a doubt, the guests at this event are very passionate about supporting their community,” Ruiz says. “They are advocates for empowerment and have created their own movement of women helping

women by bringing their friends, sisters and other women in their life for a great cause. And of course, who doesn’t love a fabulous handbag? Philanthropy never goes out of style!” Homeward Bound’s mission is to change the lives of homeless families through the philanthropy’s comprehensive program and two generational approach. “We really want to create a space for women helping women with this event,” Ruiz explains. “The guests at Old Bags Luncheon are often mothers, grandmothers, sisters, best friends and colleagues that support each other in life’s most challenging and exciting moments. We are fortunate to have these women share their support with the women in the community that need it the most.”




The Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates those who give back

National Philanthropy Day brings together Arizona’s nonprofit fundraising professionals to recognize leaders and contributors who drive charitable giving in our community and to learn next practices from the industry’s experts. Hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Greater Phoenix Chapter, this 33rd annual celebration will honor individuals and organizations in Phoenix who are helping lead this marked expansion of charitable giving. This year, in addition to the five leadership awards recipients, 21 local nonprofits will be honoring their supporters with the Spirit of Philanthropy award. Approximately 450-500 people will gather to enjoy the luncheon and celebrate local philanthropists and charities who have impacted the community through their contributions. Jason Lee, general counsel for AFP, and Adrian Sargeant will be the keynote speakers of the program, with Ray Schey, publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal, emceeing the event. So, how exactly does an organization or individual become a recipient? Open nominations are accepted each year from members of the AFP Greater Phoenix chapter and chapter member organizations may submit one per category. There is a formal process on the AFP website and an application form as well. “The luncheon committee asks third party judges – generally past recipients, local foundations and local corporate philanthropists to read the nominations,” Adele Dietrich, certified fundraising executive and AFP Greater Phoenix president, explains. “This selection committee chooses the winners and reports this back to the luncheon committee. In addition to the five categories of leadership awards, local nonprofits have another avenue to honor their supporters through the Spirit of

Philanthropy award process.” Although the luncheon seems like the main event, the day sessions prior to the awards ceremony also have a big meaning to the community. Adrian Sargeant will present two sessions during the Philanthropy Day event: “Building Donor Loyalty” and “Massive Fundraising.” Sargeant holds a Chair in Fundraising at Plymouth University and was formerly the first Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. “Both sessions will draw on 25 years of research within the charity sector, exploring donor retention, innovations in building donor loyalty, characteristics of high performing fundraising leaders and the power of systems thinking within the nonprofit industry,” Dietrich says.

IF YOU GO… What: Celebration of Philanthropy When: Nov 8, 7:30 a.m. Where: Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix Tickets: Educational sessions only, $75-$95; luncheon only, $125; sessions and luncheon, $150. Information: www.afpgreateraz. afpnet.org

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Sip your way through select places pouring up Belvedere’s exclusive new spirits


Good vodka tastes like almost nothing at all, or does it? This past summer, Belvedere Vodka hosted several mixologists, spirit experts and bartenders from across the globe – including a select few from the Valley – to show tastemakers that there can be a discernable difference and nuance of flavor in their highend vodkas based on region, minerality and soils. “Belvedere began working with one of its farms in Bartezek Lake in northeastern Poland and one in Smogóry Forest, which is in far western Poland, to harvest the exact same type of rye at the exact same time,” says Lindsey Casey, a local spirit specialist with Breakthru Beverage who took part in the summer field trip. “It’s a rare Diamond Dankowski rye usually reserved for their ultra-premium Unfiltered Belvedere. They would mix the harvested rye from each region with the same type of yeast and take it through the same process – yet the final product tasted starkly different to each of us.” The brand successfully showed that, like with grapes and wine, the terroir where the key ingredient of rye is grown is able to shine through the distillation process with its own flavor profile and unique characteristics. “Vodka-making in Poland dates back more than 600 years,” Casey says. “If anyone knows craftsmanship when it comes to this spirit, it’s them. And, starting this month, you don’t have to take my word for it, or theirs. You can try it for yourself.” How? Belvedere has chosen Arizona as well as Colorado and Washington, D.C. as launch sites for both single estate rye varietals of the vodka, each named in homage to the villages where the rye was harvested.


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Belvedere Lake Bartezek Overall: Delicate, floral and green, revealing the rye’s nuanced characteristics and perfect for elegant, crisp drinks served up. Nose: Bright and fragrant with notes of freshcut rye grain, grass and a hint of almond. Palate: Medium-bodied and delicate with notes of spearmint, fresh hay and a hint of biscuit. Finish: Clean and crisp with persistent notes of menthol, fresh grass and rye bread. Belvedere Smogóry Forest Overall: Bold and savory, bringing out the rich flavors of rye and perfect for robust cocktails with complex flavors. Nose: Intense aromas of sea air, toasted rye bread and caramel. Palate: Rich and mellow with initial impressions of salted caramel, cereal and a touch of honey. Mouth-feel is rich, well-rounded and luscious. Finish: Notes of baked bread, sea salt and caramel. Through the end of the year, both bottles are available for tastings and being used in craft cocktails at W Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Merc Bar, The Henry, and Sushi Roku.

THEin BESTthe Biz Why so many women, including celebrities in the entertainment and fitness industries, are becoming National Hair Loss devotees.


t’s an indisputable fact: women want beautiful hair. Throughout history, we’ve been obsessed with making it that way. Unfortunately, another fact is that the majority of women will face some sort of hair loss in their lifetime, and that presents a definite challenge in our quest for a lush, gorgeous ‘do. Female hair loss occurs for an astonishing variety of very common reasons. We can shed our strands post-pregnancy, when we’re stressed out or eating an unbalanced diet, or after surgery or weight loss – but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Hormones, medications, illnesses, and genetics can all play a role in diminishing our “crowning glory.” It’s a problem that doesn’t escape many women, even those in the high-profile entertainment and fitness industries. And when you live your life under the sharp gaze of the public eye, always expected to look your best, having less-than-luscious locks can hit especially hard. Enter National Hair Loss, a company that is fast becoming a favorite of its clientele – women and men, celebs and non-celebs alike – because of the unprecedented results people are achieving. The name pops up more and more frequently in outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter and Women’s Health Magazine, as those whose hair is a professional asset entrust National Hair Loss to preserve and maintain it. One such celebrity is Letitia Frye – a renowned motivational speaker and “Auctiontainer” who has helped raise over $200 million for charity alongside A-list stars. Her lifelong commitment to helping others, along with her endurance of two unspeakable tragedies, gave way to her unique and engaging speaking career. An avid runner all her life, Letitia was struck by a car while jogging, which left her with a severe concussion and traumatic brain

injury. Previous thyroid-related hair loss issues had led Letitia to seek help from National Hair Loss, and she sought them out within ten days of her accident to help with the trauma to her scalp. Within a few months, her hair was back and healthier than ever thanks to the interventions of the National Hair Loss team. When you demand a crowd’s attention and all eyes are on you, you want to feel your best … and now, Letitia does. National Hair Loss’s popularity is due to a combination of factors – for starters, it’s staffed by people who have firsthand experience with hair loss, either their own or a loved one’s. This lends to the supportive and understanding atmosphere so crucial for client success. They understand, perhaps better than most, that there are nearlyinnumerable reasons for hair loss, and that it requires much more than a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why each client receives a comprehensive workup using cutting-edge technologies, and a program is specifically tailored to target their unique issues. “Through a hair analysis, we can learn about a lot of things, including nutritional deficiencies, concentrations of certain metals, and food intolerances,” says Carly Klein, founder of National Hair Loss, who makes it her personal mission to stay on top of the latest in hair therapies. When we start noticing thin patches or a drain full of clumps, it’s alarming at best, especially since we’re rarely sure why it’s happening. “Women don’t realize that some of the normal things they do can harm their hair,” Carly states. For example, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – a common treatment that, ironically, helps women feel and look younger and rejuvenated – can lead to





hair loss. But according to Carly, National Hair Loss can stabilize the hair so that there isn’t an issue, letting women reap the benefits of their HRT worry-free. “Lots of women, even those in the spotlight, struggle with hair loss,” she says. “But we’re masters at what we do.” And whether it’s genetics or medication or diet or another reason altogether, National Hair Loss has the perfect solution

to preserve and protect each precious strand. Watch for our upcoming series highlighting the personal hair loss challenges of several of your favorite local celebs!

To schedule a no-cost consultation, visit www.nationalhairlossassoc.com or call 602-283-2355.


Who said nighttime (or daytime) fun has to stop in your 30s? If you’re 40-plus – or even if you’re not and are simply looking for a more elevated outing – we’ve got you covered with plenty of Valley hot spots that cater to those with discerning taste. From sports bars to craft cocktail haunts to resort hangouts, find your next place for a refined rendezvous here.

Blue Martini

Overlooking the gardens of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, AZ88 is a contemporary haven of cocktail and culinary delights; in fact, it dubs itself a “modern-day saloon.” Famous for its ever-changing art installations, the venue is the place to get martinis and is a favorite for elevated American classics such as the grilled cheese (add bacon!) and the eponymous chicken sandwich. www.az88.com.

At this trendy, upscale lounge, you’ll find more than 42 signature martinis, craft cocktails, wines and spirits plus light bites. The red- and blue-lit atmosphere lends a seductive vibe across the venue’s three different areas, and there’s always a rotating list of live entertainment. The popular happy hour, from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, includes complimentary martini tastings. www.phoenix.bluemartinilounge.com. PHOTO BY GARY HELLAND


CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: The signature martinis ($10-$18), including a sidecar and a cosmopolitan, are served in hand-blown glasses filled to the brim.


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CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Pomegranate Martini ($13), made with Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka, Bols Pomegranate liqueur, cranberry and soda in a glass rimmed with pomegranate sugar.

Fox Cigar Bar

Catch up with friends, nosh on a selection of cheeses, and sip on a glass of your favorite local or worldly vino in the relaxed urban-chic environment of this Central Phoenix destination. With deep roots in the community (the spot was opened by a fifth generation born-and-raised Phoenician), Central Wine encourages involvement with its monthly wine club, wine tastings and classes. www.centralwinephx.com.

Located in Old Town Scottsdale, this lively cigar bar offers a sophisticated reprieve from the area’s usual scene. The interior charms with custom leather chairs, high tops and bar seating for enjoying a generous selection of fine cigars, 14 rotating taps and more than 400 premium spirits, including over 100 whiskies and bourbons and 100-plus scotches. The 34 TVs don’t hurt either. www.foxcigarbar.com.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: The mix-n-match wine flight (regularly $22; $20 during happy hour Tuesday through Saturday from open to 6 p.m.) is a must-try, with three half-glasses of your choice.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: The Fox Old-Fashioned ($14) utilizing the private Blanton’s bourbon made exclusively for Fox Cigar Bar.

Goldie’s Sports Café

The Hangar Food and Spirits

Known as the original Zipp’s, Goldie’s Sports Café has been family-owned and -operated since 1993, offering a homemade menu, a large selection of drinks and great daily specials. Here, you can relax, eat and play billiards or shuffleboard upstairs, or eat and drink in the bar, dining room or patio downstairs – all of which are equipped with large TVs to catch your favorite games. www.goldiessportscafe.com.

Park yourself at this neighborhood sports bar that has plenty of TVs for sports fans and eclectic bar food favorites. The vibe here is fun and relaxed, the patio is dog-friendly, and they even offer off-track betting for horse races. A generous menu of daily specials includes $5 food items from 4 to 7 p.m., plus $6 wings on Thursdays and a $6 cheeseburger and fries combo on Fridays. www.hangarfoodandspirits.com. PHOTO BY LAURA DUGGER


Central Wine

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Goldie’s version of a frozen margarita, the Goldierita (regularly $6.25). Nab it for $4 at happy hour Monday through Friday 3 to 7 p.m.; add a flavor for $1 at any time.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Anything on happy hour Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with steals on drinks featuring $3 wells, $4 Svedka, $4 house wines, and $1 off most beers.

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Honor Amongst Thieves

JT’s Bar & Grill

A crown jewel of the booming 7th Street dining district, Honor Amongst Thieves is a stylish second-floor lounge situated above Stock & Stable. Open daily from 6 p.m. to close, the unmarked, posh locale tempts with its extensive list of handcrafted (and award-winning) drinks and a menu of light bites, as well themed music and drink nights and a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays. www.honoraz.com.

This friendly neighborhood dive bar in Arcadia is just that – a casual, slightly off-the-radar spot to catch a game, grub on some deep-fried bar fare, and wash it all down with an ice-cold beer. With walls covered in sports and music memorabilia, the dimly lit space screams local hangout. Try the award-winning wings, which come in seven varities ranging from sweet teriyaki to extra hot suicide. www.jtsarcadia.com.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Say No More, Mon Amour ($14), made with Bulldog Dry Gin, lavender-infused honey, and fresh lemon juice over a lavender-infused King Cube.  

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Better known for its brews, check out the Modus Hoperandi IPA on tap ($4.75).

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

The Little Woody

Tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale, Kazimierz sweeps patrons into an Old World-style wine bar reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy – first, with its unmarked door and then, with its dim lighting and cozy seating. The 2,000-bottle wine list (and the full bar) is complemented by worldly tapas. And nightly, starting at 9 p.m., the intimate space pulses with live music. www.kazbar.net.

This hush-hush, lounge-like bar sits in the center of Arcadia with no signage, but a lot of local regulars. With an impressive selection of whiskey and scotch (and a createyour-own whiskey flight), the dark neighborhood bar feels reminiscent of a hidden lodge, filled with live entertainment, bar bites, pool tables in the basement-inspired den, and a multitude of old-school games. www.littlewoodyaz.com.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Don’t skip the house shot, The Nikolashka ($6), which is made with Mexican brandy and a Croatian pear liqueur and served with a fresh lime.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Beeting ($12), made with Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germain, fresh lemon, beet puree, and ginger syrup muddled with cucumber and basil.


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The Living Room

Mastro’s Ocean Club

At the heart of this wine cafe – at both the DC Ranch and Gainey Village locations – is the mantra “live, laugh, lounge,” evident by the inviting indoor-outdoor seating that beckons for conversations over a glass of wine and foods spanning shared plates to sushi. The quaint hangout has daily drink specials from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and food specials from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. www.livingroomwinebar.com.

Mastro’s Ocean Club is a sophisticated, classic steakhouse recognized for its stellar service, upscale surf-and-turf cuisine, and live entertainment. True to its name, the specialties here are of the seafood variety, including the awe-inspiring seafood tower, grilled Pacific swordfish, Chilean seabass, and the ultra-indulgent lobster mashed potatoes. www.mastrosrestaurants.com.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Honey I'm Not Coming Home (regularly $12; $8 during happy hour), made with Elijah Craig Bourbon, peppercorn honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, and Fernet-Branca.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: The Scotsman ($19), made with Glenmorangie 10-year Scotch Whisky, Aperol, simple syrup, fresh basil, white grapefruit juice, and a dash of orange bitters.

Mbar at Prado

The Mix Up Bar

The pulse of Prado – one of the restaurants at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia – is Mbar. Gather at the bar, mingle in the plush lounge seating, or cozy up by a fire pit outdoors. Nosh on Andalusian-inspired tapas, such as a wood-fired lollipop lamb chop and grilled octopus, paired with a drink menu of fruit-infused sangrias, craft cocktails, and a variety of Spanish wines. www.montelucia.com.

Within Royal Palms Resort and Spa, The Mix Up Bar features a garden-to-glass cocktail program with a “mix” of seasonal ingredients and unique spirits. The decor is inviting and refined, with dark woods and striking gold accents, and each day offers a special, including Sangria Sundays, Bourbon & Burgers Thursdays, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. www.royalpalmshotel.com.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Camelback Cooler ($15), made with jalapeno-infused Casamigos Blanco Tequila, lime, cucumber and cilantro.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Mr. Fig Stuff ($15), made with bourbon, housemade fig syrup, orgeat, lemon and figgy pudding bitters.

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The Rhythm Room

Serving Modern Latin cuisine with Peruvian and Ecuadorian influences, The Mission has been a local favorite since 2008, with its original location in Old Town Scottsdale. The Kierland Commons location, which opened in February, boasts two levels – with a bar on each and a tequila menu that includes more than 55 premium tequilas and handpressed cocktails. www.themissionaz.com.

Opened in September 1991 by world-renowned blues harmonica player Bob Corritore, this intimate live music venue spotlights the beauty of roots, blues and rock ’n’ roll music. As a no-frills concert club, the venue’s stage is its centerpiece, which brings in local and national music acts – such as The Repeat Offenders and Marmalade Skies – to perform most nights of the week. www.rhythmroom.com. PHOTO BY NICKY HEDAYATZADEH

The Mission at Kierland Commons

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Spanish Rose ($16), made with Vida Mezcal, agave nectar, grapefruit juice, rose, lime juice, and garnished with sprigs of thyme.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: For a twist on a popular favorite, find Lynsey behind the bar, who makes a mean raspberry Moscow mule ($8.50).

Second Story Liquor Bar

Shadows Lounge

Make your way to the second story of a building in Downtown Scottsdale to find this upscale cocktail lounge and eatery. The interior is flanked by dark leather accents and a luminous chandelier, creating a secluded space for conversing over cocktails and culinary creations. Out till the wee hours? Grab late-night eats Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. www.secondstoryaz.com.

This classic cigar and cocktail lounge at Talking Stick Resort feels worlds away from the property's bustling casino. The intimate alcove beckons with plush seating, dim lighting and live music each night. Whether you park yourself indoors or out, you can unwind with your choice of more than 70 scotches and whiskeys, a selection of fine wines, classic martinis, and cigars. www.talkingstickresort.com.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Violette Corpse Reviver ($14), made with gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, lemon juice and creme de violette.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Go traditional and order a Manhattan, which starts at $12.


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Timo Wine Bar

Head to Steak 44 – named for Phoenix’s 44th Street – for an impressive culinary experience. The upscale dining destination is known for its steak, fresh seafood and imaginative side dishes. Locals love it for its see-and-be-seen atmosphere, especially in the vibrant, high-energy bar area. Stop by the bar before 6 p.m. daily to enjoy specials on cocktails, wine and lighter fare. www.steak44.com.

Looking for your next date night or happy hour spot? Timo Wine Bar’s charming ambiance is a fit for both. The inviting wine bar serves up lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Don’t miss the Spanish-style tapas or weekly specials including Italian Night Sundays – baked lasagna for two paired with wine for $29 – and Date Night Mondays, which dishes out pizza and a bottle of wine for $25. www.timocentral.com.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Walnut 46 Old Fashion ($18), made with Maker’s Mark 46, Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters, a Luxardo cherry, a sugar cube, and muddled orange over ice.

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Elderflower Sidecar ($11), made with Hennessy Cognac, Thatcher’s Elderflower Liqueur, syrup and lemon juice, served in a coupe glass with a sugared rim.

The Vig

The Womack

This upscale neighborhood tavern offers a contemporary menu with the likes of burgers, pozole and short rib tacos. Any of its five locations – with the newest, and largest, at McDowell Mountain – is perfect for an afternoon rendezvous or a night out. All locations have a generous happy hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and, at any time, linger on the patio or enjoy a backyard game. www.thevig.us.

Go back in time at this cocktail lounge – the venue is a tribute to the historic ’60s Phoenix lounge Chez Nous, known for its classic libations and soulful music. Fondly named after the original Chez Nous owners, Andy and Maureen Womack, it brings back the dimly lit vintage bar that became a staple throughout the decades with nightly music and well-crafted cocktails. www.thewomack.us. PHOTO BY LUIGI RITCHIE

Steak 44

CAN’T-MISS COCKTAIL: Bennett & Bubbles ($10), made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, hibiscus syrup, rhubarb bitters, lemon, and sparkling wine.

CAN'T-MISS COCKTAIL: Amaretto Sour ($11), made with Old Forester Signature 100-proof bourbon, Lazzaroni Amaretto, lemon, simple syrup, and egg white.

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Rachell Hall’s Permanent Makeup

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

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

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


Accent your autumn ensembles with a scarf showcasing a rainbow of rich, seasonal colors and playful patterns. Comprised of lightweight wool and silk (a 70/30 blend), this Etro scarf features a vibrant mix of globally influenced motifs. Most notable is Etro’s trademark paisley print, which has been a mark of the brand’s identity since the launch of its furnishings collection in 1968. With the unveiling of its first ready-to-wear collections in 1990, the Italian-based maker’s inventive style continues to garner recognition today with fabrics awash in original designs, artfully experimenting with creativity and color in innovative ways. $565 at Nordstrom, www.nordstrom.com.

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Style SHOP


MAD FOR PLAID Check in on autumn’s most popular print

Wide-leg trousers, $68 at Topshop, www.topshop.com. Tie-neck longsleeved buttondown, $80 at Madewell, www. madewell.com. Falabella mini wool shoulder bag, Stella McCartney, $960 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Triangle scarf, Polo Ralph Lauren, $115 at Zappos, www.zappos. com. Pointed-toe stilettos, Manolo Blahnik, $695 at Barneys New York, www.barneys.com.


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SHADES OF FALL Trendy tints for this time of year

Burgundy faux fur vest, $120 at J.Crew, www.jcrew.com. Teal crystal teardrop hoop earrings, Devon Leigh, $195 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Braided belt, rag & bone, $195 at Zappos, www.zappos. com. Leather hobo bag, Salvatore Ferragamo, $1,250 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Navy suede booties, Sole Society, $99.95 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com.

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TOP: Floral Peter Pan collared sweater, Ted Baker, $69.95. SKIRT: Pleated charmeuse floral, Ted Baker, $69.95. BAG: Lemon leather, Balenciaga, $995. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080. JACKET: Navy pea coat, Ted Baker, $195. TIE: Yellowand-brown polka-dot, Gutteridge, $12.50. SHIRT: Black longsleeved, Theory, $39.95. PANTS: Denim straight-leg, FRAME, $39.95. SHOES: Chocolate brown leather ankle boots, Gucci, $195. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605.

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JACKET: Paisley corduroy sport coat, Alan Flusser, $24. VEST: Nylon quilted army green, Victorinox Swiss Army, $49. SHIRT: Black long-sleeved, Theory, $39.95. PANTS: Black-andwhite tweed, Armani Exchange, $12.50. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605. TOP: Pink cashmere sweater, Thierry Gillier for Johnstons, $49.95. BELT: Cross chain, $125. SKIRT: Pink midi, $49.95. BAG: Patterned leather clock, Kate Spade, $125. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.


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EARRINGS: Black horn, Circe, $49. JACKET: Leather painted moto, Ed Hardy, $89. TOP: Off-the-shoulder cropped floral, Paul Ropp, $24.95. SKIRT: Kelly green tulle, $39.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.

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JACKET: Teal cashmere sport coat, Boglioli, $195. TIE: Elephant print, Salvatore Ferragamo, $39.95. SHIRT: Red long-sleeved, Hermes, $79. PANTS: Black, Topman, $17.50. SHOES: Black suede patterned tuxedo, Mr. Hare, $99.95. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605. JACKET: Faux fur cropped cream, Zara, $24.95. DRESS: Camel sculptured, Carven, $145. BRACELET: White bangle, Alexis Bittar, $39.95. SHOES: Pony booties, Rachel Zoe, $145. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.


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SCARF: Indigo, Ralph Lauren, $14.95. SHIRT: Navy long-sleeved, Love Moschino, $69. PANTS: Orange, AG, $34.95. SHOES: Blue-and-green plaid, Del Toro, $79.95. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605.

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DRESS: Black stretch pencil, Nuvula, $79.95. SHOES: Yellow pumps, Aldo, $14.95. Both from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.


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TUXEDO: Black, Moschino, $175. TIE: Bow, $12.50. SHIRT: Gray, Ralph Lauren, $79.95. SHOES: Black suede tuxedo, Mr. Hare, $99.95. All from Well Suited, 480.556.9750; 602.840.5605. TOP: Zipper crop, Thierry Mugler, $59.95. BRACELET: Silver-and-gold cuff, Alexis Bittar, $59.95. BELT: Pearl layered, St. John, $125. SKIRT: Shredded maxi, Yumi Eto, $79.95. All from My Sister’s Closet, 480.443.4575; 602.954.6080.

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POP THE BUBBLY It’s time to bathe in luxury

Is there anything more satisfying than sinking into a hot bath and engulfing yourself in relaxing scents – especially during the cooler times of the year? Take your at-home pampering to the next level, and make bath time a full sensory experience with these luxe essentials.

AERIN Rose Body Scrub Hold off on the day spa and transform your skin at home with this rich, creamy exfoliator that polishes and rejuvenates the skin. The floral-infused scrub sloughs away dead skin cells, eliminating impurities to reveal soft, supple and younger-looking skin. $65 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Antica Farmacista ‘Damascena Rose, Orris & Oud’ Bubble Bath Pour this bubble-inducing mixture generously into running bath water and prepare for bath time heaven. With notes of Damascus rose absolute, violet and Tuscan orris root, you’ll be soothed in an aromatic bubble bath. This intoxicating floral fragrance not only relaxes and calms but also nurtures with honey, aloe vera and jojoba oil. $38 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Cartier La Panthère Shower Gel Captivate your senses with Cartier’s divine floral sensation, La Panthère. This decadent shower gel exudes fumes of gardenia mixed with mellow musky notes, enhancing your scrub-


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down experience. Its nongreasy and delicate formula gently cleanses the skin, improving texture and tone for an instantly refreshing finish. $55 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Saint Laurent Paris Perfumed Body Crème Melt into luxury with this velvety body creme inspired by the sophistication of a delicate rose. Rich in texture, it enhances your skin’s radiance while delivering intense moisture with notes of sandalwood and rose. This ultrawhipped formula nourishes the skin so it appears dewy, smooth and extra firm. $68 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil This shimmering, silky oil extends a sultry scent of white florals in a golden amber-sandalwood blend. Tom Ford defines luxury with the illuminating oil, radiating gold and platinum leaf with sensual notes of bergamot. To deliver an allover glow, massage it onto freshly showered skin to lock in supreme moisture. Don’t forget this crucial step in your bath ritual to make your skin soft as satin. $100 at Neiman Marcus.




HOST WITH THE MOST ’Tis the season for celebrating in style

Textured candy bowl, $14 at west elm, 480.948.1950. Acrylic and brass bar cart, Jonathan Adler, $1,450 at Horchow, www. horchow.com. Gray marble cheese board, $150 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 480.444.5790. Copper beverage dispenser, Artland, $134.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, www. bedbathandbeyond. com. Two-tier galvanized iron stand, $39.95 at Pier 1 Imports, 480.922.3987. Green laser-cut beverage glass, Luigi Bormioli, $35 at Nordstrom, www. nordstrom.com.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 | 9pm-2am MAYA - 7333 E Indian Plaza, Scottsdale 85251

Looking for something to do on Christmas Eve? $ MAZELPALOOZA brings together hundreds of each ticket of Jewish young adults in one place. BENEFITS the Jewish Federation Can’t wait to see you there!


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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


Now that it’s cool enough to man the grill – or, in this case, oven – try your hand at achieving restaurant-quality pizza (and more!) with Roccbox, the world’s first product to offer Neapolitan cooking abilities in a portable gas and wood-fired oven. Made of high-quality, commercial-grade materials, Roccbox’s insulated cast stone floor provides a unique cooking environment for the likes of wood-fired pizzas, flatbreads, roasted veggies, steaks and fish. Dual burners enable the charm of wood-fired cooking or the convenience of gas, while a smooth silicone exterior (available in green or gray) allows for safe handling. It can be fired up to 500 degrees in just 15 minutes, and, as a bonus, it’s light enough for one person to carry, so you can set up shop practically anywhere, whether that’s on your patio or if you head north to hit the slopes. $648 with delivery (ships from U.K.). www.roccbox.com. Uptown October '17





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There are many modern ranch-style homes in Arcadia, but not all of them are as unique as this one that sits on Calle Del Medio. While it has all of the “must-haves” many buyers look for in a home in the heart of this highly sought-after neighborhood – sweeping views of Camelback Mountain, extraordinary design, tons of entertaining space and top-of-the-line finishes – this dwelling also has much more. Once you get past the first view of the extensive front lawn and entertaining porch, you’ll notice the cabin-like feel of the architecture and thoughtful design. Stone accents and wooden beams invite you into the home, which is equipped with soaring wood ceilings, open, entertainment-ready spaces and unique touches. Some of the upscale finishes throughout the space include custom built-in cabinetry in every room, imported hand-painted tile, soapstone and exotic wood counter tops, vaulted wood-plank beam ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and wide-plank hardwood floors. Quite possibly the most awe-inspiring feature is the large stone fireplace and two antler chandeliers, which serve as the centerpiece of the entire open concept great room. The great room space contains a living room, dining area and kitchen, housing a French Lacanche Volnay range with an artisan crafted metal range hood, statement backsplash, a built-in cabinet-covered refrigerator and large island. The two-story property totals in 9,135 square feet, including the main house, open finished basement and studio/guest house. The main house contains six bedrooms and five ½ bathrooms. Some standout rooms include the stately library, the upstairs loft, and the picture-perfect laundry room. Additionally, each bedroom and bathroom has its own unique design flair, Outside, the studio/guest house overlooks the beautiful resort-style pool and lush estate. The grounds also include numerous entertaining patios and large Ramada with stone fireplace. 4921 E. Calle Del Medio, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Listed for $3,200,000 with Heidi Serrano of HomeSmart Elite Group, 602.768.1229 or heidiserrano@hsmove.com.



2018 LEXUS LS Drive as though you’re flying first class BY JIM PRUETER

VITAL STATS: 2018 Lexus LS

Luxury carmakers always have one flagship vehicle. Most often it is their biggest sedan, one that radiates the essence of excellence, with the presence of pure luxury. For Lexus, that vehicle is the LS sedan, originally launched 28 years ago. For its fifth generation, Lexus has perfected the car, and it is nothing short of exceptional. The 2018 LS is rear-wheel drive, with available all-wheel drive, and will also be offered in a hybrid variant when it goes on sale in February 2018. It is powered by an all-new, twin-turbo, 3.5liter V-6 engine with 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, and gets from zero to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. A new 10-speed transmission is standard. The new LS has a lower, ground-hugging appearance and a striking coupe-like silhouette with a six-window profile. Luxury audiences have a measured preference for big grilles, and the LS doesn’t disappoint. A unique rendition of the massive spindle grille is flanked by narrow slit-like projector lamps and L-shaped LEDs. It’s the most sharply angled and edgy vehicle in its class. The effects of the new, longer wheelbase really show up inside, with massive passenger

room and comfort. Surprisingly, the best seat in the new LS is in back – it’s like flying first class. Executive seats heat, cool, massage, recline and include a raised ottoman. There are also 11.6-inch entertainment screens, a Mark Levinson 3-D audio system, and ambient lighting. Several individually handcrafted Shimamoku wood patterns are available in a choice of matte or gloss and light or dark. It is unquestionably a showy, almost arrogant, display of luxury automotive craftsmanship. For those who want more, Lexus offers an F Sport package with dynamic handling, active stabilizers, sport-tuned suspension, and air height adjustment to lower the vehicle’s profile for improved dynamics at highway speeds. As expected, the LS is one of the world’s most technologically advanced automobiles. Among other things, it provides world-class safety technology with the Lexus Safety System+. So, what’s it like to drive? It’s certainly quick enough; even with the V-6, drivers won’t be disappointed with its performance and handling. With expressive new styling, state-of-the-art technology, and new imposing length, Lexus promises a “new level of flagship luxury in every aspect.”

Base price: $75,000 (est.) Price as tested: Not available at press time Seating: 4 Engine: 3.5-liter twinturbo V-6 Horsepower: 416 Fuel economy: 19/29 mpg city/ highway Fab features: Gorgeous interior and craftsmanship Executive rear seat luxury New coupe-like exterior styling

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LEGENDS OF THE FALL Get a taste of the season with 10 oh-so-autumn libations

Bitter & Twisted Figgy Toffee Puddin’, $12 Two words: salted caramel. Okay, and a few more. Salted caramel comes together with AZ Bitters Lab’s Figgy Bitters, Monkey Shoulder Whiskey and Lustau Vermouth to make this taste like Thanksgiving in England (if there was one!). 1 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix; 602.340.1924; www. bitterandtwistedaz.com.

Road, Phoenix; 602.358.8666; www.crudoaz.com.

Camp Social Fig Mule; $9.50 Camp Social reimages the popular Moscow mule by mixing Figenza Fig Vodka with lime juice and Bundenberg Ginger Beer for flavors perfect for Thanksgiving (or Christmas!). 6107 7th St., Phoenix; 480.750.0506; www.campsocial. com.

Sip Coffee and Beer Garage Hoop-Dee, $12 Fall’s answer to the margarita comes in the form of this combination of Azulina Blanco Tequila, lime juice, and seasonable blackberry liquor, which is finished with a kick of cinnamon syrup. 3620 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.900.5188; www.sipcoffeeandbeergarage.com.

Clever Koi The Enabler, $11 Smoked Dickel 12-Year Whiskey, grilled lemon juice, Grade B maple syrup, hibiscus bitters, and smoked sea salt combine to make this spin on a bonfire-infused whiskey sour. 4236 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.222.3474; www.thecleverkoi. com. Coup Des Tartes Moulin Rouge, $12 Cinnamon and ginger are mixed with caramel and green apple-infused whiskies to make this fall creation. Bourbon whipped cream and a cinnamon stick garnish are added for even more flavor. 1725 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix; 602.212.1082; www.nicetartes. com. Crudo Pearsuit of Happiness, $12 Nothing says autumn like colorful leaves, crisp breezes, and spiced pears slow cooking in the oven. Now, pair those pears with Platinum Vodka, Averna amero, lemon, and seltzer for this seasonal superstar. 3603 E. Indian School


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Joe’s Midnight Run Pai Tai, $9 This apple pie sipper contains all the best flavors of fall with spiced apple pie liqueur, rum, Cointreau, orgeat, lime and passion fruit bitters. 6101 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 480.459.4467; www.joesmidnightrun.com.

Stock & Stable Caramel Apple, $13 What better way to celebrate fall than with a classic caramel apple? This spirit-forward yet sweet treat features Old Overholt Rye, Cinnamon Demerara and cider. 5538 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.313.1001; www.stockandstable.com. The Dressing Room Cold Weather, $10 Toast the dropping temperatures with this bourbon and Aperolbased drink that also features hints of fall apples, smooth vanilla, and the subtle spice of ginger beer. 220 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix; 602.777.0763; www.conceptuallysocial.com. The Refuge Café Hot Toddy $7.50 The Refuge uses Bird Dogs Apple Whiskey from Kentucky with fresh lemon, honey and cinnamon to give this classic toasty cocktail a zippy twist. 4727 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix; 602.265.1725; www.therefugeaz. com.




Why order the typical bacon and eggs at breakfast when the Valley is known for its Southwest foods? The Smith’s made-from-scratch green chilli bowl ($14) reminds Phoenicians why our flavors are so unique. Slow-cooked pork combines with a housemade green chili (which is made of poblano and Anaheim chilis, jalapenos, roasted onions, tomatillos and cilantro), and is topped with cotija cheese, red peppers, cilantro and served with a locally made tortilla on the side. A new twist on an old classic, the dish is served up in a cast-iron skillet, ready to be devoured. 3701 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.956.0908; www.3onsmithcafe.com.

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SLOW & STEADY An infused teapot treat


Last month, The Camby launched a modern twist on traditional high tea. Dubbed “Tipsy Tea Parties,” the lively events take place every Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the resort’s The Bees Knees venue. “Each quirky service features a prix fixe menu of sweet and savory bites for one’s party to share as well as each guest’s choice of a spiked tea – with both hot and cold options – served in its own funky teapot,” explains Brian Blevins, lead mixologist at The Camby and architect of the spiked tea menu. One clear cool-weather favorite is The Slow & Steady. “We start by adding boiling hot water and caffeine-free chamomile citron tea to our teapot, which needs to steep about five minutes to bring out its full flavor,” Blevins says. “While it’s steeping, we combine both Grand Marnier and China-China liqueurs in the pot as well.” Both the cognac-infused Grand Marnier and the rich, orange flavor in the ChinaChina – which also has hints of cardamom and spice – naturally enhance the fragrance and floral elements in the tea. “We then add fresh lemon juice to bring out the citrus notes and brown sugar simple syrup we make in-house with local honey to play up the sweeter flavors,” Blevins explains. The result is warm and rich, without weighing guests down as some fall and winter cocktails tend to do. Each teapot has two servings. Pots are poured tableside into whimsical tea cups and ready-made for photo opps. Tipsy tea is $40 per person, inclusive of sweet and savory bites and one spiked teapot per guest. Located at The Camby, 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.468.0700; www.thecamby.com.


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CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Brendan Ayers, senior executive chef at The Henry


Chef Brendan Ayers focuses on developing recipes and cooking simple yet hearty dishes ranging from handmade pastas to truly great steaks and fish. So, you are a locally grown culinary success story? Practically – our family moved to Scottsdale from California when I was in third grade. I graduated from Horizon High School – go Huskies! – in 1999. Did you always plan on being a chef? I initially studied architecture at Arizona State University – math always came easy to me. However, sitting still at a drafting table all day did not. I always worked part time in restaurants, but really got the bug after cooking a special dinner for my family. Their shock and awe it brought – and resulting support – changed the course of my life. If you weren’t a chef, you’d probably be: In real estate. What was your big break? After leaving ASU for a specialized culinary program at Scottsdale Community College, I had some great opportunities, but the biggest early on was earning a spot as sous chef at Tarbell’s back in 2004, followed by a position with the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Then, of course, joining the Fox Restaurant Concept (FRC) family in 2010. One can’t-miss dish from The Henry’s new fall menu: Don’t miss the roasted pork loin ($24) with apple sage stuffing, wilted spinach and drip pan squash. Tell us a non-culinary fact readers would be surprised to know about you: I can play the drums. I also love to golf and “zen out” with my son as he trains in taekwondo. What food is your guilty pleasure? As funny as it sounds, I love me some Haribo gummy bears. The Henry, 4455 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.429.8020; www.foxrc.com.

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PATIOS AND PUPPIES! The 411 on dog-friendly Valley venues


Cafe Bink

From its patio, Cafe Bink offers amazing views of Carefree to humans and dogs alike. Upon request, they provide free water bowls – in customized sizes to fit your pooch – which pair perfectly with their extra-long happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. most days of the week. Bonus: Usually, resident pup Panda, the manager’s dog and unofficial Cafe Bink mascot, is on the patio to keep your pooch company. 36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree; 480.488.9796; www.cafebink.com.

Farm & Craft

Farm & Craft not only offers healthy, sustainable food for humans; it also offers it for dogs. The menu actually features a “Dog Bowl,” which includes all-natural grilled chicken and healthy grains for your four-legged happy hour buddy. They also make sure the dogs are hydrated with refreshing ice water and free refills. 4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.568.8980; www.ilovefarmandcraft.com.

Hula’s Modern Tiki

Hula’s Modern Tiki is best known as a destination for tropical drinks and from-scratch islandstyle eats. But, they also welcome dogs on their patio year-round, providing water bowls on request. Dog lovers especially love the ample misters while it’s still hot, and the warming fire pits for chilly nights (as do the dogs). Two locations; www.hulasmoderntiki.com.


Widely regarded as the most dog-friendly bar or restaurant in the Valley, each of O.H.S.O.’s locations offers play areas for dogs and their pet parents as well as a special dog-focused area called the “barking bar,” which features water bowls and housemade dog treats all day, every day. In addition, charitable events are held monthly at each location to raise funds for local shelters in the area. Three locations; www.ohsobrewery.com.

Dog parents, rejoice! Pooch-friendly patios – many with special seats, treats and play places especially for your pet – abound in the Valley. And with the fall weather, there’s no better time to enjoy them than now.

Old Town Gringos

The indoor-outdoor dining experience – which often includes live music – welcomes dogs onto its patio, always offering each its own water bowl and doggy treats by the handful. They even invite dogs to run up and down the wooden stairs between the patios for a little exercise. 4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale; 480.423.3800; www.oldtowngringos.com.

Salty Sow

Serving up contemporary farmhouse fare, this American gastropub offers water bowls to any dogs who want to hang on their patio, as well as a bag stuffed with various treats based on your dog’s size and age. Of course, all


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MORE PLACES FOR YOUR PUP Each of the below offers outdoor space for pups as well as water dishes on request.

owners are also welcome to feed their dogs some of the fresh and locally sourced leftovers from their own plates. 4801 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale; 602.795.9463; www.saltysow.com.


This fast-casual breakfast and lunch hot spot, known for using local farmers and vendors, boasts a spacious, dog-friendly patio with dedicated water bowls for each four-legged friend who visits in addition to LED TVs, free Wi-Fi and charging stations. Plans are also underway to launch a housemade treat for dogs this winter. Two locations; www.azscramble.com.

AZ88 Brat Haus Chestnut Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers (all locations) Duke’s Sports Bar & Grill EVO FEZ Ingo’s Tasty Food Kale & Clover Kelly’s at Southbridge Luci’s at the Orchard McFate Brewing Co. Postino WineCafe (all locations) Rhythm & Wine Scottsdale Beer Company Sip Coffee & Beer House (all locations) The Coronado The Gladly The Herb Box at Southbridge The Market by Jennifer Restaurant & Bar The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery Vines & Hops Windsor

Shake Shack

Not only does this burger joint boast a dogfriendly patio, each Shake Shack location has a “woof menu.” Options on the clever concept include the “Pooch-ini” – a ShackBurger dog biscuit made with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard (best for bigger dogs) – and the “Bag O-Bones” – five ShackBurger dog biscuits from Bocce’s Bakery. Three locations; www.shakeshack.com.

The Adobe Restaurant

Located at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, this eatery’s golf course-facing patio is the ultimate spot to relax and unwind with furry friends. Complete with a misting system, comfortable seating and fire pits, The Adobe patio is extremely dog-friendly. Beyond water bowls, the venue offers dog-approved food all day, including a Yappy Hour menu with eggs, chicken and even modified burgers for dogs. 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix; 602.468.9160; www. theadoberestaurant.com.

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The Child Crisis Arizona board fundraising luncheon, held at the Arizona Biltmore, included lunch and programming about the nonprofit’s mission.


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Torrie Taj and Jodi Stoken

Wendy Cracchiolo and Tom Ross

Angela Shoemaker and Marry Riley Michel


The Phoenix Business Journal honored 25 of the Valley’s most admired leaders, as well as a Lifetime Achievement honoree.


Latasha Causey and Kimberley Thompson

Ashley Black and Andrew Greybar

Senator Catherine Miranda and Roberto Sanchez

Dominique Ladomato and Luciek Mkrdichian

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Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue, the 19th annual Key to the Cure event included a breakfast and fashion show to benefit TGen (Translation Genomics Research Institute). Guests enjoyed gourmet food, drinks, a raffle for designer items and an exclusive peak at the latest fashions.

Kimberley Clarke and Mary Tillman


Alexis Kailas and Carla Rocha

Lisa Moore and Stephanie Gonzalez

Nicole Moreno and Carole Moreno

Amy Louis and Armity Simon

Lynne Aikitein and Joan Brock

Katie Roberts and Chelsea Cohen

Terri Camberlango and Biljana Krstic

Greg Boyd and Angela Zdrale

Michael Bassoff and Dee Trent


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Art lovers gathered at the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza for the fifth annual event, “Art in the Park.” The event celebrated outstanding leaders in visual arts, theater, music, dance, language arts, and innovative organization.

Dwayne Allen and Brandi Porter


Renee and Steve Caswell

Jen Springman and Kiyahna Araza

Jeremy Koehler and Amy Krutul

Andrea Olinski and Hannah Sheets

Frankie Biutista and Brian Pavey

Jamie and Alex Halavais

Skyler Casey and Eddie Williams

Michelle Toto and Barbara Poole

Michael Farina and Kaylah Cowan

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Fox Restaurant Concepts kicked off the weekend of culinary delight with bites and cocktail tastes at Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard.

Mel Conant and Donna Johnson


Ruth and Dale Leman

Alex Stalkfleet and Iluvia Huizar

Dan and Robin White

Ben and Katie Black

Stacey Klaff and Matthew Peet

Allie Marconi and Chris Curtin

Meredith Hubbard and Rachel Smetanaq

Whitney Meister and Shelly Meister

Stacy Kelly and Steve Schellhaas


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CONSCIOUS EATING ProteinHouse opens a second Valley location


Last month, ProteinHouse opened its second Valley location in the Arcadia area, with the first located in North Scottsdale. Started in 2012 with healthy eating in mind, the franchise brings a fast-casual option to the area, focusing on nutritious, all-natural, quality recipes that promote both physical and mental wellness. “There are several fitness locations around, [and] our weather provides great outdoor activities, but there are not many healthy eating choices,” explains Tim Johnson, owner of ProteinHouse. “We want to nurture and support those who strive for a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.” ProteinHouse, complete with a contemporary design using simple decor, supports those on their health quests by using clean, fresh, unprocessed, non-GMO ingredients. All of the fish served is also wild-caught and each dish is made-to-order. Forgo the weekly meal prep this Sunday and head into Protein House to achieve the


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same goal without the long grocery shopping and hours in the kitchen to prepare and cook. “We saw a need and wanted to help other fitness-minded people with their daily struggles to eat clean,” Johnson says of his reasoning to bring ProteinHouse to the area. “When it comes to keeping fit, living a healthy life, or building your best physique, exercise is only half the battle, you must eat the correct foods.” While many times clean eating can be associated with bland flavors, ProteinHouse strives to defy the norm, focusing on great taste. The restaurant offers a full menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and beverage options, including protein shakes and cold pressed juices. Some highlights include the best-selling Sexy Bowl – complete with grilled salmon, broccoli, tomatoes, red peppers, mushrooms, red onions, asparagus, squash, avocado and spinach – as well as the array of mouth-watering protein pancakes and high-protein burgers. “We offer a menu designed with the professional athlete/fitness lifestyle in mind as well as a ‘build your own’ option. We only use the finest and most unique selection of ingredients, blended with an acute sense of preparation and presentation every time.” ProteinHouse is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Located at 3141 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.354.5400; www.proteinhouse.com.

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