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What used to be a “men’s condition” is now quickly becoming a female epidemic. It is scary to think that you could randomly wake up one day and begin to see more hair on the pillow case and less on your head. For women losing their hair, it is a serious blow to femininity and the ideal vision of themselves. We are constantly cutting and coloring to make sure our hair looks the best it can. But what if one day the un-thinkable happens… and it falls out and doesn’t grow back?

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Answer: Female hair loss can be caused by multiple factors, but the most common cause is an underlying genetic pre-disposition to hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia or female pattern hair loss. Unlike the popular myth that you inherit hair loss from your mother’s father, women can inherit hair loss from either side of the family. This means that women can inherit hair loss from men and vice versa. It is much more common than people know. There are other factors that can cause hair loss or increase hair loss due to family history. They include stress, lifestyle, diet, thyroid dis-function, fungal infections, scalp parasites, and medications (most common hormone replacement and birth control pills).

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for the loss, the treatment protocol will vary. Usually though for common female pattern hair loss the protocol is relatively similar. We a have a 9 month program that includes twice weekly office visits for cool light laser treatments for the scalp. This stimulates cell regeneration and is already approved to promote thicker hair. Our program also includes topical pharmaceuticals, hormone therapy balancing cream, nutritional supplementation, holistic hair care products, and topical scalp serums. This is most aggressive treatment that we offer, but it works. When you use everything together the way that our program does, you are bound to get results.

quickly as possible and treat that problem. Don’t try to treat it yourself because it wastes time that could be spent growing hair back. I obviously would recommend to call us and then come in for a consultation. Worst case scenario, you can stop the progression of the loss. Best case, we can dramatically reverse your hair loss and regrow hair. We have had numerous cases where a woman was wearing a wig or extensions when they started the treatment. Then 9 months later they were able to remove their wig permanently or stop getting extensions because their hair had gained so much volume and density.

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many tools that can be used to control female hair loss and reverse it in many cases. Once you have established the reason for the hair loss and it can be treated with a variety of methods. Unfortunately, most general physicians simply don’t have the time or the knowledge to get a full understanding of why a woman is losing her hair. The female patient is then left combing the internet for solutions that rarely leads to any real answer.

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Question: How you do know what is causing your hair loss?

Answer: A simple patient history is the easiest way. Many women have blood tests for hormonal issues, thyroid dysfunction, iron levels, and vitamin D deficiency. Unfortunately this rarely produces any other cause other than normal pattern hair loss. At our clinics we use a video microscope to analyze the condition of the scalp at 50x magnification. At this level we can tell if the client has loss due to stress, diet, infection of the hair follicle, or simple hormonally related hair loss.

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Answer: 99% yes. I usually tell people it’s like brushing your teeth. If you don’t brush them and go to the dentist, your teeth will rot and fall out. The same goes for your hair. If you have a genetic hair loss problem, you have two options; oneyou can treat the problem long term, or two- let your hair fall out and go bald. Clearly our clients choose hair.

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Time to Celebrate One of my greatest life’s blessings is how lucky I am to have such caring parents. My father is gregarious, quirky, witty, tall and athletic. My mother complements his personality as someone introverted, quiet, worldly and bookish. Together they raised three children and have since seen us move to opposite sides of the country. While I know they wish we were closer together in proximity, they still exert their parenting power no matter where we are in the world. I go to them to vent, ask for help or chat about the simple happenings of my day. I wish everyone could have what I have. I hope you all take the time these two months to celebrate those who helped mold you into the person you are today—whether they are your biological parents or not. We have a few gift ideas this issue if you are struggling to find the perfect present. (Dads are so hard to shop for, right?) We also offer several service articles for your Valley lifestyle in our May/ June issue. We provide trendy skin treatments for preventative maintenance and to combat what living in the desert can do to your body. Anyone who knows me is well aware of my love of food, which is why I am delighted with our mouth-watering feature on yummy appetizers. We also spotlight one of my favorite Valley restaurants, The Spot. With super cute owners and delectable treats, we hope to tempt you to stop by sometime.

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“I love waiting and watching for opportunities that I can really impact someone. And then I seize that moment. I love that.” – Promise designs to life by marrying an eclectic appeal with a clean finish. Over coffee at The Coffee Shop in Queen Creek, Promise filled me in about work and her daily happenings. Her career began in art school, leading her

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to design for a local church, which then morphed into her freelancing, Now she’s landed as the founder and lead designer of SITEHOUSE. In late 2009, David Jay of SHOWIT, an organization designed to help creative types showcase their work via a custom website, adopted her as a designer. She loved working one on one with people, but the demand for her

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designs grew, with a waiting list of up to a year. SHOWIT owners quickly realized they needed to simplify her workflow and make her more accessible. Thus, SITEHOUSE was born. SITEHOUSE is a collection of themes created to run on SHOWIT’s website software and platform. These desired “Promise-esque” web templates allow the client to customize the design, enabling users to have the best of both worlds — a site that is user friendly and ready to go, but still allows them to customize their site to fit their brand. TangemanWurzell says, “It’s a great starting point for people who can’t afford a custom website, but still want the feel of one.” In addition to releasing a new set of themes every six months, TangemanWurzell is able to fulfill her desire to work closely with artists in her GO+LIVE

workshops. Phoenix hosts these intensive two-day workshops, four times a year, with hopes of increasing that to once a month in the near future. GO+LIVE workshops allow the 12-15 attendees to implement and customize their SITEHOUSE theme with TangemanWurzell standing by to answer questions and give advice. Day one includes a crash course in how to use SHOWIT, and a photo shoot for each student to have new, fresh head-shots. Day two begins with customizations and one-onone sessions. The day ends with each attendee clicking the “Go Live” button then and there. Champagne toasts are given and the experience is webcast, allowing others to watch the joy and sense of accomplishment unfold. Tangeman-Wurzell says, “These workshops allow me to really help people. It’s been so fulfilling.” When she isn’t busy designing or teaching, she enjoys having breakfast at The Farm House with her husband of four years, Brian, and being goofy with their golden-doodle dog, Parker. They kicked off the new year on a juicing adventure. “We love coming up with new recipes and blending unexpected fruits and vegetables.” Tangeman-Wurzell sums up her success by explaining that people invested and trusted in her. And she strives to do the same for others. “I love waiting and watching for opportunities that I can really impact someone. And then I seize that moment. I love that.”

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In life, adversity often prompts opportunity, and for Carrie Reed, co-founder of Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.), the diagnosis of her daughter, Lauren, with a rare disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome in July 2004 prompted the establishment of L.I.F.E., a special place for developmentally disabled children in Gilbert. The 11,000-square foot stateof-the-art facility has over 20 rooms for specialized therapy, an outdoor patio, staff offices, observation by rodric hurdle-bradford rooms, sensory classrooms, and an occupational and physical therapy gym. “We believe in providing each child with every possible environment they would find in the community in a therapeutic environment,” says Margaret Travillion, co-founder and CEO of L.I.F.E. “We believe in treating the whole child to maximize their potential. We also saw a need for an educational setting that gives the children more attention and assistance that they often do not receive in public school.” With a private school that goes from preschool to sixth grade, and retail job simulation environments, L.I.F.E. truly covers the academic and professional

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needs of developmentally disabled children. The education design is based on the Arizona Department of Education minimum-hour requirement, as early and intermediate learners follow a 4.5-hour academic schedule and advanced learners follow a six-hour academic schedule. The academic time is then followed by therapies and habilitation services funded by the Department of Developmental Disabilities. “Carrie from the mother’s side and me from the therapy side, saw a need for a facility that could offer everything,” says Travillion. “From the therapy side there was a disconnect between therapists who couldn’t communicate between themselves about the child. We’re trying to fill that void.” The annual tuition for L.I.F.E., a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, is $26,000. Scholarships and grants are available through private donors, L.I.F.E. and the State of Arizona Department of Education. “We believe in offering the best possible services with minimal cost to parents,” says Travillion. “Anyone who has a passion for helping has an open invitation to join us or receive a guided tour of our facilities.” The goal for L.I.F.E. in 2013 is to continue to help as many children as possible while striving for more financial independence via private donors and organizations. “Right now we have hundreds of families on our waiting list,” says Travillion. “Our biggest goal is to become more self-sufficient and expand our program to reach more consumers. We need the help of the community to help these families.” FOR MORE INFORMATION Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) 3341 E. Queen Creek Rd., Ste. 109, Gilbert (480) 621-8361 www.laurensinstitute.org

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Mother’s Day

Facts and Stats By Lauren Featherstone • There are two billion mothers in the world.

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Arizona’s in Bloom By Lisa Magoch Johnson

Prom, Mother’s Day, graduation and weddings — all take center stage this time of year. As April showers bring May flowers, the time is right for the perfect bloom.

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Kiwanis Park, Tempe 6111 S. All-America Way, Tempe • tempe.gov Roses have long symbolized love and beauty and have been a focal point of the arts for ages. These flowers can be found in an array of colors from reds and purples to hues of peaches, browns, and combinations of colors. Find rose bushes blooming this time of year at Kiwanis Park, the perfect backdrop for outdoor senior pictures for Chandler-area high schools.

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The Farm, Phoenix 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix • thefarmatsouthmountain.com Tulips have a history in Persian literature. It was seen as a symbol of abundance and wealth. These delicate flowers add a reminder of spring to any bouquet. Visit The Farm at South Mountain to discover a few photo opportunities with spring flowers and an outdoors lunch for Mother’s Day.

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North Country Conservancy, Phoenix 515 E. Carefree Hwy., Phoenix, daisymountain.org Star-like daisies are an innocent reminder of childhood. Daisy chains and games of “she/he loves me.” This addition adds sparks of happiness to the bouquet of any occasion. May is the best month in Arizona to sow or plant Shasta and Gloriosa daisies. You can also visit the North Country Conservancy to hike among the daises.

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• Mother’s Day is the second-largest gift-giving holiday in the U.S. behind the Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa season. • Most people spend an average of $127 on gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day. • Sixty-nine percent of gifts on Mother’s Day are flowers. • The most popular types of flowers for Mother’s Day are carnations, daffodils, roses and tulips. • Eighty-three percent of dads say they take over mother’s responsibilities on Mother’s Day...Go dads! • Mother’s Day is the busiest phone day of the year. Approximately 68 percent of people call Mom to wish her a happy Mother’s Day. That’s 122.5 million phone calls. • Fifty percent of households give Mother’s Day cards for a total of 152 million cards. • Mother’s Day is the third-biggest greeting card holiday in the U.S., behind Christmas and Valentine’s Day. • Forty-eight percent of people are friends with their mother on Facebook.

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Transform Your Style By Katie Boddy

Style experts will tell you to build your wardrobe with classic pieces. While this is great advice, how do you keep your staples from looking boring season after season? Here are a few updates to revamp your wardrobe for 2013. Follow these tips to breathe new life into your great classic pieces!

Classic Blazer The classic blazer dresses up any outfit. To bring this piece into 2013, try rolling up the sleeves to a three-quarter length and pairing it with a sherbet colored blousy top.

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Classic Button Up This structured staple is a great transition piece to help you take your outfit from day to night. Pair your button up with bright skinny jeans and a statement necklace to update the look. Another great trend for this piece in 2013 is to tuck in the front (across the first two belt loops) and leave the back un-tucked.

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For budget-friendly blazers, try Forever 21 at Chandler Fashion Center. Katybug Faye Boutique, in Chandler, carries some cute denim blazers, too.

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Save up your pennies, and mark August 17 and 18 in your datebooks — digital or print – and make plans (and excuses for your significant others) to head to downtown Phoenix. What awaits you and your girlfriends are two full days of fashion, fitness, and celebrity sightings, all under one roof. Plus, receive free samples, big prize giveaways, and your chance to win an ultimate glamour girlfriend getaway package. Buy with a free conscience, because 50 percent of every ten-dollar VIP ticket purchased benefits Ryan House in Phoenix. Get photos and autographs from Days of Our Lives star, Eric Martsolf, Twilight star, Booboo Stewart, or Monica Spannbauer from The Bachelor. Celebrity Keynote speakers: Nadine Bubeck and Catherine Anaya.

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5 kendrascott.com. Organized … Help mom organize her favorite pieces of jewelry with this Wrought Jewelry Tree. The threefoot tree is made of aluminum with an antique-bronze finish and is perfect for accenting a dresser or vanity. $119. Available at Pottery Barn, Chandler Fashion Center.

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Executive … All dads deserve a little drink after a long day of work. Specialty drinking glasses from Things Remembered provide that extra personalized touch with dad’s alma mater, favorite team or customized slogan. Prices vary. Things Remembered, Superstition Springs Mall.

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The Best Offense is a Great Defense Krav Maga teaches protection from real-life scenarios — By Rodric J. Hurdle-Bradford Self-defense is always a hot topic in the Valley of the Sun. Usually, the gun-debate headlines this topic, but a less violent, more realistic form of self-defense has gained popularity throughout the Valley—Krav Maga— also known as contact combat. Krav Maga is the official hand-tohand combat system taught and used by the Israeli Defense Forces of the Israeli military. Krav Maga is the most realistic modern day self-defense that anyone can learn. Techniques are based on the body’s natural reaction to stress and builds off that, making it an instinctive response to a threat. “This is not a sport but a reality scenario-based street self-defense system; there are no tournaments,” says Jay Ackerman, chief instructor of the Krav Maga Worldwide Southwest Regional Center, the original training center in the Valley since 2001. “Practical scenario-based training builds a rapid proficiency within the student. All cases incorporate a high intensity conditioning aspect to simulate a realistic encounter of fatigue and stress along with the self-defense techniques.” The popularity of Krav Maga among women skyrocketed after the 2002 movie Enough starring Jennifer Lopez as an abused woman who learns Krav

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Maga. Jennifer Garner studied Krav Maga during her popular television show Alias and Angelina Jolie has studied it as well. “It is popular with women because they can get in great shape and at the same time they are learning selfdefense,” says Derrek Hofrichter, chief instructor at East Valley Krav Maga. “Enrolling in a cause for six months or a year can give anyone enhanced skills to protect themselves and their family.” Law enforcement officers and military personnel are both common participants and sources of referrals for Krav Maga. Ackerman is the highest level “forced trained” civilian law enforcement instructors in the nation, which also gives him further credibility with his

“It is not about size; it is about mentality. You do not want to mess with these ladies because they have the Israeli military mentality of surviving at all costs … The whole point of what we do is so people can walk in peace, be able to survive and not become a victim.”

female course attendees. “It is not about size; it is about mentality,” says Ackerman. “You do not want to mess with these ladies because they have the Israeli military mentality of surviving at all costs and fighting until the death. The whole point of what we do is so people can walk in peace, be able to survive and not become a victim.” With training offered six days a week with hundreds of classes monthly at four Valley locations, including a new facility in Chandler, Krav Maga may | june 2013


VALLEY HEALTH Worldwide has more than 2,000 students ranging from age 18 to 68. More than 20 percent of training students are active law enforcement officers. Krav Maga Worldwide’s popularity has increased in the Valley because of their community outreach, an ongoing principle shared at most Krav Maga locations. Just this spring, Krav Maga Worldwide gave teachers a free course on gun defense, in light of the high number of school shootings in the last decade. “The active shooter seminar is one of our best tools we have to combat school place violence,” says Ackerman. “Our teachers are often our first line of defense during these horrible tragedies. Preparing them for these worst-case scenarios can save lives.” Regardless if the environment is the streets or a school, the practice of Krav Maga is serving a greater good. Krav Maga Worldwide now has training centers in Canada, Japan, Mexico and Europe. “The Krav Maga mentality is to survive, it is not about having an ego or showing off in front of a crowd,” says Ackerman. “We only instruct worthy, consistent citizens who use this in the right way. Now we are seeing women who want to defend their families, so we cooperate and show them how to do so because that is what we do best.”

East Valley Krav Maga Centers React Defense Systems, Chandler 5055 W. Ray Rd., Ste. 9/10 (480) 705-5728 React Defense Systems, Gilbert 1550 N. Stonehenge Dr., Ste. 102 (480) 545-5728 East Valley Krav Maga, Tempe 1855 N. Scottsdale Rd., (480) 788-3856 Krav Maga Worldwide Southwest Regional Training Center, Phoenix 3202 E. Greenway Rd., #1635 (602) 485-5728 www.valleylifestyles.com

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Second Annual MASK Unity Award Luncheon When: March 21, 2013 Where: The Phoenician Resort Who it benefits: Mothers Awareness on School-Age Kids (MASK) educates parents and children about the issues facing our youth and how to empower children to make safe, healthy choices.

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We caught up with Hadley to discover the trends in Arizona backyard decking design: Types of Pools: “We’ve seen a shift to large, traditional diving pools,” says Hadley. With the influx of residents buying larger homes, they often have larger backyards—giving space needed to accommodate pools of greater magnitude. Pool Flooring: Oddly enough, the once universal choice in pool flooring has started transforming from typically used Pebble Tec to clean, smooth, conventional flooring.

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Water Features: From stylized water wok pots to sleek rock waterfalls, an unusual water feature creates a more serene, spa-like feel to any pool. Entertainment Centers: From custom-built barbeques and pizza ovens for the food lover to fashionable fire pits and fire places for families that relish entertaining, backyards can turn into a total sanctuary. “We’ve found people are willing to spend the money to create a resort in their own backyards,” says Hadley. What a way to combat the heat!

Starting as a college job while attending ASU, Valley resident Joel Hadley parlayed a moonlight gig of pool servicing into a career. As president of National Pools & Spas, he now creates a personalized backyard oasis for thousands of local customers. Although numbers vary, the organization is in a growth mode— servicing and creating 600 pools weekly is a common number.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed SAN TAN HYUNDAI ACHIEVES #1 STATUS FOR 2012 AT AWARD PRESENTATION HELD MARCH 28 Hyundai Motor Company recently named Earnhardt San Tan Hyundai in Gilbert the #1 volume Hyundai store in Arizona for 2012, which is the 4th time it has won this award in recent years. San Tan Hyundai, which has been located in the San Tan Motorplex since April 2008, sold more new Hyundai’s in 2012 than any other dealer in Arizona. The official award presentation was held at San Tan Hyundai on March 28, starting at 11:30 a.m. Several Hyundai Motor Company executives and Earnhardt family members attended. General Manager Tom Scheurn says there are several reasons why the dealership has succeeded. “Hyundai Motor Company manufactures the best vehicle I have ever sold,” most of my friends and relatives drive them, said Tom. “The vehicles seem to sell themselves, when a customer drives one it is much easier for them to decide. It’s really great to sell vehicles that are not plagued with drivability or mechanical issues.” Scheurn said that San Tan Hyundai has sold over 5800 new Hyundai’s since the dealership opened April 15, 2008. Their goal is to compete for the title of the largest Hyundai dealer in the nation. Scheurn further stated, “The philosophy of our founder, Tex Earnhardt, has always been to treat people how he would want to be treated, and if you make them happy they will not only come back but will refer their friends and relatives! I think when people meet our

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sales staff and see the brand new state-of-the-art facility; they know the commitment we have towards our customers. We are currently expanding our facility to accommodate our tremendous growth. We have a great location on Val Vista and the 202 and Hyundai is consistently moving forward with modern design and technology. Currently Hyundai has the most fuel efficient vehicles in America and truly the best warranty of any manufacturer.” Tom Scheurn grew up in the Valley and met the Earnhardt’s while competing at a junior rodeo. Hal, (Tex’s oldest son) Derrick Hatami, Regional General Manager, Western Region, Hyundai Motor America (right) congratulates Tom Scheurn, and Tom roomed together General Manager of Earnhardt San Tan Hyundai (left) at #1 in while competing for the Central Arizona Award Ceremony March 28, 2013 Arizona College rodeo team. Tom earned his SAG card at 18 years old and appeared in several local and national Hyundai dealer in Arizona,”Scheurn commercials. He continued to ride rough said. “We will continue to do our best stock in the PRCA for over 20 years not only as a sales leader, but also a while he sold cars during the week days. leader in customer satisfaction. With the He was an Arizona Junior Rodeo Bull commitment from Hyundai to keep us and Bare Back Riding Champion and in stocked with inventory and to continue 1985 he won the Turquoise Circuit Bare their aggressive marketing strategies, Back Championship. Tom is a 38-year I am excited about what the future will Earnhardt employee and was born and bring for our customers and Earnhardt raised in the East Valley area. He and San Tan Hyundai.” his wife, Tamy, have 5 children and 12 SanTan Hyundai grandchildren. “We are all very pleased to again achieve the honor of being the #1

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November 13, The Inspirador, Chandler As guests were greeted by customized Play Bills, Hazel and Aaron set the scene for their New York-themed wedding. Filled with personal information about the couple, as well as a program of events for the celebratory evening, this twist on the traditional program gave each guest of what was to come. Melodies of Frank Sinatra filled the halls of The Inspirador. Celebrating all that New York City has to offer, Hazel and Aaron presented their guests themed food from New York destinations such as Little Italy, China Town and of course, the infamous New York Street Cart. Cigar boxes boasted hor d’oeuvres while “Cigarette Girls” offered White Castle Burgers in their trays as a tasty alternative. The spirit of New York was perfectly captured in Chandler that November evening, as family and friends celebrated Hazel and Aaron’s commitment to each other.

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Sh w Stea ing Appetizers

By marlene montanez | Photographs by sarah BEL grey

You can’t judge a book by its cover but at these East Valley eateries, you certainly can judge the meal by the mouthwatering appetizers they serve first. There’s nothing like a little “amuse bouche” to get you ready for a culinary experience to remember and these outstanding appetizers don’t disappoint!

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spicy shrimp and eggplant Brio Tuscan Grille 2150 . Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, (480) 917-9177, www.brioitalian.com From steaks and pastas to fresh seafood, Brio Tuscan Grille is full of flavor and options to please any palate. The Spicy Shrimp and Eggplant appetizer is one of our favorites and features pan seared shrimp and a black pepper cream sauce, served over Romano-crusted eggplant. It’s one dish that will have everyone wanting an extra piece!

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broschettes del Piero at Queen Creek Olive Mill 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek (480) 888-9290 Small bites packed with flavor are what you’ll get with the assortment of brochettes offered at del Piero at the Queen Creek Olive Mill. “A lot of folks will get three or six of them and a bottle of wine and park themselves out in the grove for a little while,” says Rob Holmes, general manager for del Piero. The brochettes feature Queen Creek Olive Mill’s extra virgin olive oil and make the perfect tasting before dinner. Try the Caprese, Grape Tomatoes, Rolled Basil Leaf and Fresh Pulled Mozzarella or the Artichoke, Chicken and Tomato, drizzled with olive oil and shaved parmesan cheese. The milder, maytag blue cheesestuffed olives are made domestically and also something to sample.

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bruschetta board Postino East 302 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert (480) 632-6363, www.postinowinecafe.com East Valley residents have been making the drive to Phoenix for Postino’s bruschetta and wine, but with another location now open in Gilbert, the culinary commute has thankfully gotten much shorter! Postino’s is most famous for the bruschetta board appetizer that lets you mix and match four different bruschettas, making it the perfect sampling platter to share with friends. Stumped on which ones to pick? Our favorites are the Brie and Apples with Fig Spread, Smoked Salmon with Pesto and the Prosciutto with Figs and Mascarpone. Of course, you won’t want to pass up on the most classic of all: Fresh Mozzarella with Tomatoes and Basil.

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crispy flatbread pizza The Living Room 2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler (480) 855-2848, www.livingroomwinebar.com Wine and cheese go together like peanut butter and bread, but The Living Room will make you rethink this classic pairing with their Crispy Flatbread Pizza. Combos include Fig and Prosciutto, Buffalo BBQ Chicken, Margherita, Pepperoni and Schreiner’s Sausage Chicken Pesto. Our favorite is the Fig and Prosciutto, which is a lovely combo and contrast to the light and crispy flatbread. The pizza sauce and mozzarella cheeses used in the flatbreads are made fresh and in-house daily, which is one of the reasons this treat is so tasty.

v-95 sausage board Vintage 95 95 W. Boston St., Chandler (480) 855-9463, www.vintage95.com From aromatic garlic sausage to sweet fig and smoked duck sausage, the V-95 Sausage Board will please the meat lovers at heart. Including housemade linguise, horseradish pickles, Sierra Nevada mustard, smoked almonds for a little texture, and MJ pretzel bread for a touch of saltiness, this board is Vintage 95’s newest appetizer addition.

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lion paw scallops Cork 4991 S. Alma School Rd., #101, Chandler • (480) 883-3773 www.postinowinecafe.com Also known as “Mano de Leon” because it literally looks like the paw of a lion, these scrumptious scallops are sourced from the Baja Gulf of Mexico Coast. They are then pan seared and served with a spicy coconut curry sauce, apple celery root salad and crispy duck confit for added texture to the dish. One whole scallop, sliced in half, serves two and is the most-requested appetizer at Cork. “The flavors appeal to a broad range of people,” says Cork Executive Chef Brian Peterson. We couldn’t agree more.

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summer dresses in shades of sherbet are lining store fronts. Flowers are in full bloom. The hustle and bustle of everyday life seems to get to the best of us. We would love to encourage you all to take a moment — a deep breath; to step back and enjoy the beauty around you. So grab a vibrant blanket, a bottle of Pelligrino, and a lovely friend, and take an afternoon to enjoy a pretty picnic. And don’t forget the apple pie!

Photography & styling: ashley bugg/bugg photographer hair & make-up: H. cristina gammage/salon allegra all props: green table gifts (Tempe) wardrobe: francescas (San Tan Village), dillard’s (San Tan Village) apple pie: la dolce pesca bakery (scottsdale) models: amy roberts, ciji smith

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Thanks to La Dolce Pesca Bakery, in Scottsdale, for the delicious apple pie.

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Denim Shirt $78, Lace crotchet skirt $69, Betsy Johnson Floral statement necklace $60, brown and gold leather bracelet $24, aqua studded leather bracelet $24, gray infinity bracelet $20, Giani Bini “City Lite” heeled sandal in Felix Yellow (Dillard’s, San Tan Village)

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On ciji Mint and cream striped dress $119, Mint leaf teardrop earrings $20 (Dillard’s, San Tan Village)

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Skin

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Stay fresh-faced and glowing with these modern skin treatments

While we appreciate the more than 300 days of sunshine Arizona receives each year, it comes with a negative side: the UV damage. Luckily, plenty of medical spas and plastic surgery offices are readily available to combat the sun’s destructive ways. We give you the skinny on new trends in Valley skincare, what the procedures entail and estimated recovery time.

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gaining in popularity among the age defiers. Similar to Botox, it treats wrinkles in the same manner. Reportedly lasting longer than Botox with quicker results, it’s also a touch more difficult to distribute into the skin. Therefore, you should look for a trained professional before handing over your credit card. It’s too soon to tell if Dysport has the lasting market power like Botox. restylane Restylane is used to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, mainly around your mouth and nose. If you suffer from the dreaded parenthesis around your lips, an injection of Restylane can even out the skin with results lasting up to 18 months. It can also be used for lip enhancement to give that full Angelina Jolie-type look.

Liquid Therapy When you should see results: 3–7 days Best serves: mid-20s to mid-80s

Botox One of the best sellers in medical spas today, Botulinum Toxin Type A, a.k.a. Botox, fills in small lines with relatively no downtime. “Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure done in the U.S., with over 5.7 million procedures in 2011. Botox is safe, effective and has few side effects. Approximately 20 percent of our patients get Botox,” says Dr. William F. Fulton, Jr., MD, medical director of the SKINovative Center for Venous Diseases in Gilbert. Less intrusive and without the stigma of plastic surgery, Botox injections also serve the purpose of preventative maintenance—it can help stop future wrinkles from forming. Results last from three months to six months. With continued treatment, the time in between Botox injections can be lengthened. Safety is high and side effects are minimal. dysport Not as well known as its predecessor Botox, Dysport is quickly

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juvederm For larger, more established wrinkles, a soft tissue filler like Juve–derm works well. Injected into the skin, Juvderm is a smooth gel filler that can last up to one year. “The most popular method of lip augmentation involves the injection of a hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvederm to plump the lips. This procedure is done with topical or local anesthesia to ensure comfort. The filler is placed along the lip lines, with extra care taken to preserve a natural appearance. Injections are placed to augment the upper lip, lower lip and Cupid’s bow,” says Dr. Semone Rochlin, D.O., cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon with office locations in Gilbert and Scottsdale. perlane Also made of hyaluronic acid, Perlane plumps the skin to smooth lines and correct folds. Its results are almost immediate and work best for deeper lines and longer duration. hylaform Hylaform is a stabilized hyaluronic acid and dermal filler used to augment lips and fill in acne scars, erasing evidence of your embarrassing teenage years. Its benefits include immediate effects and a low incidence of hypersensitivity reactions. Results last between six to 12 months.

Skin Resurfacing What it does: Decreases sun damage, signs of aging and broken blood vessels When you see results: Up to seven days post-treatment Best serves: Anyone with imperfect skin texture and sun spots Factors MDs consider: Skin type, skin coloring and history of allergic reactions are all studied to determine if you’re a candidate for treatment.

dermasweep microdembrasion A decade ago, microdermabrasion became the hot ticket in improving skin’s texture by sweeping away the layer of old skin and revealing something more youthful and shiny underneath. DermaSweep is its newest form without the hazards of the old system. “The DermaSweep is very effective and feels like a massage to the face. It’s relaxing and produces great results by allowing the younger skin cells to come to the surface of the face and be seen,” says Dr. Fulton. DermaSweep uses a brush tip exfoliation, which allows for less abrasion. Treatment for the entire face takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Added benefit: It can remove fine lines and uneven skin pigmentation. ipl Standing for Intense Pulse Light, IPL is a laser treatment delivering pulses of light. The light stimulates collagen and treats fine lines, brown spots and other sun damage. How it works: The light flows through a filter and the treatment area is zapped; skin is protected with a chiller to cool it. For a week following treatment, you’ll experience a browning of the skin, and look almost as if coffee grinds were rubbed on your face. It will peel off and reveal a glowing skin underneath. Five treatments are recommended for the gradual reduction in brown and red pigment. Results improve after each treatment. chemical peels Chemical peels help turn back Father Time. If you spent a few too many summers sunbathing, chemical peels can help. They improve the skin by penetrating the surface to reduce discolorations from sun damage, as well

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as scarring and fine lines. Although most patients say they feel a burning of the skin after treatment, the skin will peel and reveal a healthier layer. The effects of this treatment can last longer through proper moisturizing and using a sunscreen with a high SPF. japanese facelift massage A combination of a light lympathic drainage massage with deep tissue work, a Japanese Facelift Massage rids the body of toxins by helping drain excess fluid and waste. “Lymph nodes remove waste from our circulatory system. By massaging the lympathic system, we can really detoxify. This allows our skin to properly function and maintain a pH balance,” says paramedical aesthetician Geena Smith, LMT, of A Savvy Skin-Care in Gilbert. When performed regularly, this massage reduces puffiness, hyperpigmentation and acne breakouts. Those who suffer from allergies and chronic headaches have experienced results with as little as two treatments. fraxel The revolutionary laser treatment, Fraxel, diminishes fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. It works below the skin’s surface to bring an enhanced, youthfulness to the face. The Fraxel light energy excites your skin’s collagen to revitalize skin cells, which in turn, smooth out any indentations. thermage Over time, skin loosens, folds and sags. Even after spending years working out at the gym, age and gravity are more powerful beasts. Thermage is one step you can take to combat the feared double chin. It’s a non-invasive, radiofrequency treatment that can improve the appearance of the “turkey neck,” cottage cheese thighs and muffin tops, giving you a tighter and younger look and feel. Just one treatment should yield results with little downtime.

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Modern Make-up Best serves: Those with makeup allergies, people with busy and active lives, anyone who has trouble putting on makeup (such as those who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease), people with sparse or light hair permanent make-up You can wake up every morning looking freshly made up and go to bed looking the same. Permanent makeup has increased in popularity with offerings such as colored lips, filled-in brows, eyeliner to draw attention to the eyes and lash enhancement. Two methods of application are generally offered: SofTap and Coil Machine. SofTap is the most modern, manual option. It’s a non-mechanical way to applying pigment to your face—so be sure to choose a good technician. Coil Machine is the most powerful because it implants the most pigment per second.

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smiles by garza John A. Garza, DDS

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Dr. John A. Garza is a licensed general dentist and has been practicing dentistry in the valley since 1994. He earned his first degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1990, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994. Dr. Garza is an affiliate member of the J. Dean Robertson Society and is a recognized active member of the dean’s circle. He holds current licenses to practice dentistry in Arizona and Oklahoma. Dr. Garza has lectured both internationally and domestically, exchanging concepts on dental technology, cosmetics and Cerec. He has traveled as far as Shanghai, China and as close as The Scottsdale Center in AZ. Dr. Garza’s emphasis is in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers. In 2005, 2006 and 2007 Dr. Garza demonstrated, advised and trained other dental professionals at the Western Regional Dental Convention in the use of Cerec technology. Dr. Garza offers digital x-rays and flat screen televisions in each operatory. Patients can sit back, relax and watch a movie during dental treatment. For a unique experience, our touch screen monitors present your charts and x-rays right in front of you. Dr. Garza interactively co-diagnoses your treatment with you. Building rapport and eliminating questions regarding your care. Moreover, Dr. Garza is an innovator. He has created the optimal crown/bridge removal tool that maximizes patient comfort while minimizing the time in the dental chair. Learn more at www.theCrane.me

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Robison Orthodontics Dr. Tyler Robison

1635 N. Greenfield Rd., Suite 103, Mesa (480) 615-8888 1355 S. Higley Rd., Suite 105, Gilbert (480) 888-7711 WWW.ROBISONORTHO.COM

A native of Mesa, Arizona, Brent Tyler Robison returned to the area, eager and enthusiastic to change peoples’ lives through their smiles! After graduating from Mesa’s Mountain View High School, Dr. Tyler attended Brigham Young University. He was then accepted to Top Ten nationally-ranked University of Louisville in Kentucky, where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine as well as a Master’s degree in Oral Biology and graduated with honors in the top 10% of his class. Dr. Tyler then attended University of the Pacific in San Francisco, receiving a second Master’s degree in Dental Science and his Orthodontic Certification. Dr. Tyler has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics since 2001 and is dedicated to providing a fun and upbeat office environment with the latest advances in technology to each patient. Dr. Tyler also loves serving his community and is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. He served during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008 in the Iraq War and donated his services on a medical mission to Vietnam, where he provided reconstructive surgery and orthodontics for patients with cleft palates.  Dr. Tyler values education and vigorously supports and donates to the local school districts in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Queen Creek.  In an effort to remain current with the ever-changing world of technology and advances in orthodontic care, Dr. Tyler regularly attends numerous training and educational seminars. He is also a member of several organizations, including: • American Dental Association  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics • American Society of Orthodontics   • Arizona Dental Association • Arizona Association of Orthodontics • San Tan Study Group • Smile Back Foundation Dr. Tyler Robison is married to Kristen (who also enjoys working part time at the office), and they have three sons and one daughter – Caden, Jace, Crew, and Bliss. He enjoys water sports, snowboarding, scuba diving, golf, watching the Suns, scouting, and time spent with family. “At Robison Orthodontics smiles are our passions.”

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Karena and William Fulton Jr. MD

Karena and William Fulton Jr. MD are Gilbert residents, parents and native Arizonans. Karena grew up in Snowflake Arizona and Dr. Fulton grew up in Apache Junction Arizona. They are also owners of SKINovative and Center for Venous Disease a medical practice dedicated to helping individuals look and feel their best. Karena is the Director of Operations and works to make sure the office is serene and inviting instead of institutional or cold as some larger medical centers or practices can be. “Our staff is caring and loving from the beginning,” Karena says. Dr. Fulton enjoys helping patients. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the American Board of Phlebology (Vein Care), and board-certified in Emergency Medicine. SKINovative offers complete vein care, weight loss, Botox and Juvederm, Microdermabrasions, Chemical Peels, Photo Facials and skin care products. “We are not a factory, we can slow down and take our time with our patients”, Dr. Fulton says. “Our big focus is patient care, we want to make sure that the patient feels comfortable the whole time they are here,” Karena says. For more information visit www.gilbertmedspa.com. Karena and Dr. Fulton look forward to making you part of the SKINovative and Center for Venous Disease family.

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Funktional Fitness Arizona’s Premiere Fitness Training Studio Melissa Stubben – Lifestyle Fitness Coach 213 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert (480) 503-2307  |  www.funkfitness.com Melissa, a mother of four, understands the challenge of finding time and motivation to take care of yourself when your life revolves around taking care of others. With the help of a trainer, Melissa was able to get back to her pre-mom weight and activity level. Her own experience inspired her to gain the skills and expertise to be able to help others make the same changes in their lives. Melissa holds two Master degrees making her the Athletic Geek of the Team. For those looking to gain muscle and shred body fat. Melissa coaches a six-week Strong and Lean program (check out advertisement), GroupFit training programs, as well as private training clients too. “Instead of going to the gym to get a great workout, work out so you can enjoy a great life.” David Frost

summit health chiropractic Dr. Chris M. Robinson, DC, CICE GET THE CARE YOU DESERVE! At Summit Health Chiropractic we want to make sure that you receive quality and thorough medical- chiropractic care. We currently have offices located in Queen Creek, Chandler, West Mesa, & East Mesa. The focus of Summit Health Chiropractic is the treatment of injuries related to auto accidents. We will provide medical care following your auto accident on a lien – which means you will have no out of pocket costs during the course of treatment. We also have a network of physicians, including orthopedists, neurologists, imaging centers, pain management that will also work on a lien. Dr. Chris M. Robinson, DC, CICE is the founder of Summit Health Chiropractic. Dr. Robinson is always striving to provide the most up-to-date medical care after your auto accident. He has advanced training from the Spinal Research Institute of San Diego and he is certified through the ABIME to perform independent & impairment evaluations. Call to schedule (480) 677-4800 or visit us online at SummitHealthChiro.com 21321 E Ocotillo Road, Ste 125, Queen Creek, AZ 2919 S Ellsworth Road, Ste 102, Mesa, AZ 1982 W Main Street, Mesa, AZ 6016 E McKellips Road, Ste 4, Mesa, AZ  2080 W Southern Avenue, Ste A2, Apache Junction, AZ 3755 S Gilbert Road, Ste 109, Gilbert, AZ 312 N Alma School Road, Ste 18, Chandler, AZ

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HARRIS DENTAL – QUEEN CREEK Scott Harris, DDS

20261 E. Ocotillo Rd., Ste. 120, Queen Creek (480) 987-8768 | www.harrisdental.com

Dr. Scott Harris is a graduate of University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, one of the top dental schools in the country. Dr Harris considers patient comfort and quality care his top priorities. He is a very conscientious person who can put even the most fearful patient at ease during their visits. Dr. Scott has received numerous accolades, including the Arthur A. Dugoni Award for Excellence in Implant Dentistry. He has received advanced training and education in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, “Teeth in a Day” implant-supported dentures, oral conscious sedation, Invisalign®, and CEREC® CAD/CAM technology. He is a member of the Crown Council, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Arizona Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Harris recently traveled to Moala, Fiji where he provided dental services to residents of several small villages. He continues to provide charity service and has been involved in helping Harris Dental raise over $120,000 for children’s charities. Dr. Harris loves to be involved with his community and enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his wife Rachael and sons Duke and Boss.

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Smile-In-Style Dr. Jerry Triolo, DDS 3050 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Suite 105, Gilbert (480) 279-5611 |  www.SmileInStyleGilbert.com I have been married for more than 39 years and have three lovely daughters and a grandson that is 16 months old.  I have been practicing Dentistry for more than 28 years.  I wanted to be a dentist since I was 12 years old and am lucky enough to have fulfilled my dream after teaching high school sciences for 6 years. My interests are golf, model trains, coins and artwork. I moved to Arizona in 2009 to get away from the cold and long winters in rural upstate New York. Having practiced in a rural area I had to be able to do all aspects of Dentistry. We didn’t have the luxury of specialists so I learned to do extractions,root canals, gum surgery, minor orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Even though we were rural I kept up with all the latest improvements in the dental fields. I have been using an intraoral camera and digital x-rays for over 15 years. My new office has state of the art equipment and an experienced staff that will meet all your needs. “We cater to cowards” and “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” have been my mantra for my entire career. I had a very successful practice and was able to give back to my community by being on the school board for more than 13 years and a Lions club member. I hope to do the same in Arizona. I enjoy having a solo practice that allows flexibility in working with my patients. I am able to offer various treatment plans to patients along with payment options.

Intentional Wellness, LLC Leslie Clements, PT 1206 East Warner Road, Suite C, Gilbert. (480) 747-8433 I have been a Physical Therapist for 19 years and have been fortunate to work in nearly every setting of Traditional Physical Therapy. Because of that experience, I gained a healthy respect for the enormous impact physical and emotional stresses have on the rate and degree of recovery after an injury. Out of that awareness I found myself drawn to the healing arts to learn more techniques I could use in my practice. I seek after education and knowledge that will open paths to more complete recovery from any trauma. I now incorporate skills from the realm of Pranic Healing, Emotional Release Techniques, Matrix Re-Imprinting, Primal Reflex Release Techniques, Access Consciousness BARS, and use the radiance of Himalayan Salt Lamps, as well as other Energy Art techniques. I believe adding these techniques provides the boost needed to achieve a more complete and lasting mind body connection for WELLNESS.

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savage smiles Robert A. Savage, DDS

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Dr. Robert Savage is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Creighton Dental School. He has practiced in the East Valley for the last 24 years. He is married with three teenagers. When not tending to his fatherly duties he is busy providing quality dentistry for his patients. Dr. Savage has built a solid reputation and a dedicated patient base. He prides himself on developing relationships with his patients so as to better reach their dental goals. Dr. Savage surrounds himself with the best specialist and staff to insure his patients receive the most comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Savage loves to create beautiful smiles but, he knows his biggest reward is making you smile. Please visit his website www.savage-smiles.com and on his Facebook page for more information. He looks forward to making you part of the Savage-Smiles family.

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480.205.6951 vibrant family chiropractic Nicole C. Gaitanis-Ioli, D.C. Chiropractic Physician

22717 South Ellsworth Road, Suite B-101, Queen Creek (480) 205-6951 |  www.vibrantfamilychiropractic.com Dr. Nicole C. Ioli always knew she wanted to help people achieve health. With her mother being a nurse, she was drawn to healthcare. Even though she did not like the idea of the “Medical Model”, treating a symptom with drugs, she researched further into natural healing, until she came across Chiropractic care. Until attending Life University in Marietta, GA, Dr. Ioli thought Chiropractic was just about getting people out of pain, but later learned it was much more than that. Learning that nerve interference holds an important key to maintaining true health, she was even more excited to become a Chiropractic Physician.

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dr. Scott harris is a graduate of university of the pacific School of dentistry in San Francisco, one of the top dental schools in the country. dr harris considers patient comfort and quality care his top priorities. he is a very conscientious person who can put even the most fearful patient at ease during their visits. dr. Scott has received numerous accolades, including the arthur a. dugoni award for excellence in Implant dentistry. he has received advanced training and education in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, “Teeth in a day” implant-supported dentures, oral conscious sedation, Invisalign®, and CereC® Cad/Cam technology. he is a member of the Crown Council, the american academy of Cosmetic dentistry, the arizona dental association, and the american dental association. dr. harris recently traveled to moala, Fiji where he provided dental services to residents of several small villages. he continues to provide charity service and has been involved in helping harris dental raise over $120,000 for children’s charities. dr. harris loves to be involved with his community and enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his wife rachael and sons duke and Boss.

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achieve healthcare. del”, o natural healing, until she came across ChiroDr. Ioli graduated from Life University in September 2000 with a quest for more knowledge in the field of natural care which led her to obtaining a GA, Dr. Ioli thought Chiropractic was just about certificate in Reiki healing and continuing education in Nutrition. Today, her focus and passion is helping children and adults achieve health ore than that. Learning that nerve interference naturally. as even more excited to become a Chiropracic Celebrating 9 years as the Ultimate Standard in high quality, tember 2000 with a quest for more knowledge true healthcare and healing. tificate in Reiki healing and continuing educachildren and adults achieve health naturally.

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Evolution Hair Loss Institute – Tempe

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William Gaunitz V, Trichologist

William Gaunitz began treating hair loss in 2002 due to his own experience with hair loss in his early 20’s. William has studied trichology (the study of the hair and scalp) in London England, Bordeaux France, and Perth Australia. In his travels, he assembled a unique hair loss treatment protocol that has helped thousands of people regrow their hair and maintain it without the need for surgical hair transplantation. William’s clinics are unique in the United States by offering a trichological scalp analysis and patient history that determines the reason for an individual’s hair loss. With this information Evolution clinics can then determine the best course of action to treat the hair loss either with either at-home treatment or in-clinic treatment options depending on the situation. In his 11 years in business, William has advanced the science of hair loss treatment with a full product line of shampoos, vitamins, topical scalp serums, and laser products. Sport figures and celebrities have used his program with great success and is he endorsed by numerous medical professionals. At his Tempe clinic, William still works personally with every individual who participates in his 9 month clinical program to ensure the highest quality results and greatest personalized service.

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The first thing you will notice when you enter Cyclo is Duong herself. She loves her customers and her customers love her. If a customer sits at a table alone, she will not hesitate to keep them company. Her bubbly, easygoing personality makes her a friend within minutes. It is apparent by the hugs, smiles and warm greetings she receives from her customers. She believes that eating should be about celebrating. The dishes Cyclo specializes in are a celebration. The Vietnamese eggroll stuffed with chicken allows the guest to ceremoniously wrap the eggroll in mint and a red lettuce leaf. It is an appetizer that is small, yet satisfying to the palate.

The black pepper shrimp with grilled bread is a delicious mix of flavors, which include the black pepper of the shrimp, the garlicky flavor of the bread and the unexpected tang of cilantro. The restaurant is BYOB; customers enjoy bringing their own champagnes and wines to enjoy with dinner. Everything about the restaurant is part of the unique style that Duong created. This includes everything from the modern art and décor, the music playlists she creates, to her comfortable and fashionably fun outfits. “My customers aren’t just cus– tomers,” says Duong, summing it up. “They are good friends. They are part of my growing family.”

Owner Justina Duong uses her restaurant as a way to promote healthy living. “I serve things I like to eat. I will not serve my customers anything I would not want to eat myself. I make sure everything is very healthy and enjoyable.” Duong says her recipes are a mix between those passed down from her mother and sister, meals she has enjoyed during her travels, plus anything that has inspired her. The youngest of 10 children, Duong was greatly influenced by the courage and strength of her mother. Growing up, she never envisioned herself as the owner of a restaurant. Twelve years ago, she offered to help her sister with her restaurant, Khai Hoan, located in Tempe. Despite being overwhelmed for the first month, as she learned to run things, she soon fell in love with the idea of opening her own restaurant. In October 2001, Cyclo first opened its doors in Chandler.

Cyclo Vietnamese Restaurant 1919 W. Chandler Blvd. Ste. 2, Chandler (480) 963-4490, cycloaz.com Hours: Tues. – Sat. for lunch and dinner Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Tues. –Thurs. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Urban Wine Tasting East Valley Vino HAUTE SPOTS By Wynter Holden

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After years of following in the footsteps of France and Italy, the U.S. is now the biggest wine market in the world. According to The Wine Institute, Americans sipped a whopping 856 million gallons of vino last year alone. This growing trend isn’t lost on East Valley restaurant owners. Once the exclusive purview of Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix, wine bars have spread into the family-friendly suburbs of Gilbert and Chandler.

What separates a wine bar from a standard restaurant? “Better selection, better prices and more of a bar atmosphere,” says proprietor Brian Mahoney of Scottsdale’s Terroir Wine Pub. He compares his sleek, dimly lit restaurant to the iconic Cheers in Boston; “a place where everyone knows your name.” While the attitude may be casual, Terroir’s polished concrete floor and tasting counters are decidedly upscale modern.

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Living Room courtesy Elvis Castillo; Terroir courtesy photo; Postino’s Sarah Bel Grey

The same can be said of Postino East, which opened in March 2012 at the former GrainBelt building in Gilbert. Owners Craig DeMarco and Lauren Bailey of Upward Projects expanded to the East Valley in part because some longtime customers were forced to drive the 25 miles to Postino Arcadia. DeMarco describes locals as adventurous and knowledgeable about wine. “Arizonans are tuned in to the wine world and know what they like, but they also want to confidently try new things,” he says. With that in mind, Postino East boasts 100 wines by the bottle and employs a trendy tap system with a rotating selection of six wines. A retail wine license allows guests at The Living Room in South Chandler to purchase to-go bottles, not that the comfortable leather couches and curtained patio lounge aren’t worth sticking around for. Of the bar’s 22 wines by the glass ($5 each before 6 p.m.), fruity reds and chilled whites are currently the most popular with wine-savvy locals, says General Manager Ryan Watson. “They go straight for the palate. Everyone can always learn more about wine, for it is an [ongoing] education.” Education is just one reason for the local increase in wine knowledge. “…Bartenders, sommeliers and wine bars in general also help build the culture,” says Postino’s DeMarco. “Since day one, we have always believed that drinking wine at lunch is not a crime.”

VALLEY sipping spots DownUnder Wine Bar & Bistro 1422 W. Warner Rd., Gilbert (480) 545-4900 downunderwinebar.com

Postino’s East 302 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert (480) 632-6363 postinowinecafe.com

Kazimierz World Wine Bar 7137 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3004 kazbar.net

Terroir Wine Pub 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 157, Scottsdale (480) 922-3470, terroirwinepub.com

Kokopelli Winery 35 W. Boston St., Chandler (480) 792-6927 kokopelliwinery.net

Vintage 95 95 W. Boston St., Chandler (480) 855-9463 vintage95.com

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The East Valley’s Fabulous Restaurants Pricing Key (Entrée) $Under $10 $$ Under $17 $$$ Under $24 $$$$ Over $24

Chandler Abuelo’s 3440 W. Chandler Blvd. (480) 855-0960 Original flavors of Mexico abound with specially crafted cuisine. Famous for their tortilla soup. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Chino Bandido 1825 W. Chandler Blvd. (480) 889-5990 A fusion of Asian and Mexican, this restaurant keeps your taste buds guessing. Open for lunch and dinner. $

Cork 4991 S. Alma School Rd. (480) 883-3773 A small-plates restaurant with new American cuisine and a 250-bottle wine selection. Open for dinner. $$$

Food that hits The Spot Gilbert’s newest upbeat neighborhood hangout I By lisa magoch johnson When The Spot started its eco-friendly bicycle food delivery, it was about creating close community ties. The half-mile delivery radius allowed the staff to establish a more personal relationship with local families. “I always recommend the chipotle chicken sandwich ($8.95), the steak sandwich ($8.95) or the sliders ($8.75),”says owner Brian Kingdeski. “We hand slice our steak, cook both steak and chicken in house, seasoned to perfection. Our sliders have about 15 different ingredients in the ground beef served on the soft Hawaiian rolls. All three sandwiches are unique items at The Spot that you just can’t get anywhere else.”

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cyclo vietnamese restaurant 1919 W. Chandler Blvd., Ste 2 (480) 963-4490 Small, intimate setting that serves up Vietnamese, Thai, and Cantonese specialties. See review this issue. $$$

El Zocalo Mexican Grill 28 S. San Marcos Pl. (480) 722-0303 Famous for its large patio, fine Mexican food is served in a casual, laid-back atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Jimmy and Joe’s Pizzeria 3950 W. Ray Rd. (480) 963-6633 This pizzeria includes an array of specialty pies, including chicken pesto and Popeye pizzas. Open lunch and dinner. $$$

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Kai 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. (602) 225-0100 Located within the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, the cuisine incorporates the influence of the Pima and Maricopa. Open for dinner. $$$$

La Stalla Cucina Rustica 68 W. Buffalo St. (480) 855-9990 Old World Italy in the heart of Chandler. Try the brick oven pizzas. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$$

Latitude Eight 11 W. Boston St. Ste. 5. (480) 722-0560 With its modern, sleek interior, this Asian/Thai restaurant serves affordable fare. It’s also veganfriendly. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

otaku 2430 S. Gilbert Rd., Ste #5 (480) 821-3908 In Japanese, “Otaku,” means obsessed, hardcore fan, and you will be too after eating their fabulous sushi offerings. $$

Shimogamo 2051 W. Warner Rd. (480) 899-7191 Sushi lovers take note—start with the sashimi plate and work your way up to more Japanese wonders. Open for lunch and dinner. $$$

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vintage 95 95 W. Boston St. (480) 855-9463 This wine lounge tempts patrons with bruschetta, flatbreads, soups and salads to accompany their libations. Open lunch and dinner. $$

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Gilbert Blue 32 Sports Grill 1524 E. Williams Field Rd. (480) 963-0032 Watch the big game, share a pint and taste the loaded fries. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar 2080 E. Williams Field Rd. (480) 722-9250 With its cool, trendy vibe and choice of libations, this restaurant is a local hang out for the Gilbert community. Open for lunch and dinner. $$-$$$$

Brio Tuscan Grille 2150 E. Williams Field Rd. (480) 917-9177

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Francisco’s Brick Pizza & Pita’s 3765 S. Gilbert Rd. Ste. 103. (480) 855-4448

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Few ingredients can claim the versatility offered by mint. This aromatic herb shows up in everything from toothpaste to tandoori, with its use spanning cultures and cuisines. In the Mediterranean, where mint is thought to have originated, it has long been a symbol of friendship. Many Middle Eastern countries still serve mint tea to guests as a sign of hospitality. The ancient Greeks and Romans frequently used mint in perfumes, baths, and as an air freshener.   Mint thrives with very little water or care, which makes it a popular addition to home herb gardens. It does have a reputation for growing too well, however, and often needs to be planted in its own container to prevent overgrowth. Mint has long been valued for its medicinal properties and used to treat headaches, heartburn, gas, indigestion, insomnia, and minor burns or skin irritations. Menthol, which is derived from peppermint oil, is often used to soothe respiratory ailments. Anyone who has ever popped a mint after a meal knows mint’s ability to mask bad breath,

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With insalatas, zupas and house specialties, you’ll feel transformed right into Italy. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

making it a familiar ingredient in gum and toothpaste.   Peppermint produces the strong flavor that is used in desserts. Spearmint is most often used in cooking as it has a more subtle flavor than peppermint. Leaves are chopped, pounded, or, in cocktails, muddled to release the oils that contain the minty flavor. It is commonly used in Middle Eastern, European, African and Indian cuisine in both sweet and savory dishes. Its refreshing flavor is often used to compliment fruits and vegetables in salads and to sweeten cool drinks like sweet tea and mojitos, making it indispensable to summer cooking. LOCAL FLAVOR Check out Tucson-based Peppermint Jim’s for a variety of Arizona-grown mint products, including lip balms, distilled oils, candies, lotions, and other featured products. http://peppermintjim.com

This laid-back pizzeria is family friendly and totes its use of only quality ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Joe’s Real BBQ 301 N. Gilbert Rd. (480) 503-3805 It’s known for barbecue slow-cooked over pecan wood. Come early as you’ll usually find a line. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Kona Grill 2224 E. Williams Field Rd. (480) 289-4500 Inspired by Hawaiian flavors, the menu features tender steak, sushi and designer cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

Liberty Market 230 N. Gilbert Rd. (480) 892-1900 Serving Gilbert since 1935, this local institution offers pizza and sandwiches hot off the grill. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

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DINING OUT guide Romeo’s Euro Café 207 N. Gilbert Rd. (480) 962-4224 Celebrating 21 years of business, this Gilbert tradition offers up an eclectic menu infused with Mediterranean flavors. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Temari Fine Japanese Cuisine 919 N. Val Vista Dr. (480) 5390159. This casual eatery serves everything from sushi to garlic chicken wings. Open for lunch and dinner. $$

zappone’s italian bistro 1652 North Higley Rd., Ste. 103 (480) 218-2338 Full service, family-friendly Italian cuisiine. Owners Dina and Salvatore Zappone both worked at Mirage in Las Vegas. $$

Queen Creek Del Piero 25062 S. Meridian Rd. (480) 888-9290

Texas Roadhouse 3961 S. Gilbert Rd., (480) 726-7427

Located at the Olive Mill, this Tuscan-inspired restaurant features local and organic products. Open for breakfast and lunch; Fri. and Sat. for dinner. $-$$

Take a trip east at this reasonably-priced family steak house. The ribs will keep you licking your fingers. Open for dinner. $$

San Tan Flat 6185 W. Hunt Hwy. (480) 882-2995

Thai Chili 3641 E. Baseline Rd. Q-102. (480) 219-8330

It’s grill-meets-saloon at this Western-style, wooden establishment. Be sure to try the Wisconsin cheese curds. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Promoting authentic Thai cuisine with exceptional service, this Thai establishment offers an array of lunch specials as spicy as your palette can handle. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

The Farmhouse 228 N. Gilbert Rd. (480) 926-0676 With a rustic feel, patrons enjoy the simple fare. Open for breakfast and lunch. $

The spot 1493 S Higley Rd., Ste. 102. (480) 279-5553 Guilt-free favorite neighborhood dishes that are made fresh, fast and affordable. $

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar 2240 E. Williams Field Rd. (480) 821-1500 Steak lovers rejoice in their selection of premium meat cuts. Popular sides include the twice baked potato and Keg fries. Open for dinner. $$-$$$

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The Deli 18914 E. San Tan Blvd. (480) 279-3546 This family-owned delicatessen supports local farms and uses organic, flavorful ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner. $-$$

Triple Berry Mojitos

(Makes one mojito, but is easily quadrupled) 6-8 fresh mint leaves 2 1/2 ounces of mint simple syrup 1 ounce of rum 1 1/2 ounces of club soda 2 ounces of mixed berry juice the juice of one lime fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries In the bottom of a glass, add 1 ounce of simple syrup and the mint leaves. Muddle with a muddler or use the clean bottom of something blunt, like a screwdriver! Add ice to the glass, a few berries, and pour rum, syrup, berry juice, lime and club soda over top. Mix with a long spoon or knife and serve with an additional sprig of mint. Note: depending on the sweetness of your fruit, you may want to add more/less simple syrup, so taste as you go. Same with the rum – add more if you like your drinks strong. Also – if you simply want a blueberry, raspberry, OR strawberry mojito, follow the instructions using only that one fruit. Mint Simple Syrup 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 10 fresh mint leaves Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until it bubbles. Turn down to low for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes.

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10 to-do list

Great Dates may/june

by lauren featherstone

Rock-N-Glow 5K

cactus, real turquoise beads and seed beads. They will also learn how to make copper wire beads, use patina solution to darken metal and forge their own clasps. Classes are limited to 15 people. General registration is $70, members are $56. All materials are included.

May 4 Alice Cooperstown 101 E. Jackson St., Phoenix rocknglow5k.com Rock and glow the night away during a 3.1 mile fun walk/run. The course features top 40 dance music, a glow-in-the-dark finish line chute and arch, and thousands of runners in glowing attire. Participants can register as an individual or a team. All participants will receive a Rock-N-Glow T-shirt, drawstring backpack, glow-in-the-dark gear and entrance into the Rock-N-Glow after party. The after party includes local DJs, glowing beach balls, raffle prizes, vendors, and food and drink specials. Registration is $80.

UFIESTA

Peach Festival

Huey Lewis and the News

May 4 May 4, Quail Run Park 4155 E. Virginia St., Mesa 98kupd.com/events/ufiesta Listen to some of Metal’s best bands while celebrating Cinco de Mayo at UFIESTA. Stone Sour, Chevelle, Trapt, Heaven’s Basement and Flotsam are just a few of this year’s popular acts. Tickets start at $45. Purchase VIP tickets to take advantage of: five alcoholic drinks, a private cash bar, free nonalcoholic drinks, front viewing, shade, private bathrooms, VIP parking and more.

May 18 • Wild Horse Pass Casino 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler (800) 946-4452 Do You Believe in Love? Are you looking for a New Drug? Is the Power of Love present in your life? If your rock and roll heart is still beating, you need to come to the Wild Horse Pass Casino for a night of doo-wop inspired, jazz-inflected, old-fashioned rock and roll by one of the hardest working frontmen in rock and roll history. Huey Lewis and the News - if This is It, it’s going to be great!

Cool Lemon and Lime Desserts for Hot Days

summer dessert menu. General registration is $62, members can register for $50.

May 19 • Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix www.dbg.org As temperatures hit the triple digits, many of us begin looking for refuge in refreshing summer drinks and desserts. Participants in this culinary class will learn a new twist on lemonade, and four different desserts, two using limes and two with lemons. Put your culinary skills to the test and refresh your

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Designing Jewelry From the Desert May 18,Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix dbg.org Bring home a piece of the desert with a personalized, textural necklace. Participants will create a unique piece of jewelry using cholla skeleton, the wood from the cholla

May 18, 19, 25, 26, 27 Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek. Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. schnepffarms.com Schnepf Farms offers old-fashioned farm fun at their annual Peach Festival. With a peach pit spit, peach pie eating, and peachy hay rides to and from the peach orchards for picking, you’ll be baking peach pies for weeks.

Sleeping Beauty -- Yen Li Chen Ballet School May 18 Chandler Center for the Arts 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler chandlercenter.org The king invites all of the kingdom’s fairies to bless his daughter Aurora at her christening, when they are interrupted by Carabosse, who, upset at not being invited to the celebration, curses Aurora to one day prick her finger and die. However, the Lilac Fairy had not given Aurora her gift and declares that instead of dying, Aurora will be awoken by true love’s kiss. Tickets start at $10.

Damn Yankees May 23-June 29, Hale Centre Theater 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert haletheatrearizona.com Take a trip back to the 1950s with this seven Tony Awards-winning Broadway musical about the Faust tale. A middle-aged fan of the Washington Senators trades his soul to the Devil to become Joe Hardy, a strong

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Country MegaTicket 2013 May 16-Oct.17 • Desert Sky Pavilion So you missed Country Thunder? No biggie! Purchase your 2013 Country MegaTicket to see Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen and more. Your ticket reserves the same seat to each of the shows, but single tickets are available. Packages range from $125 to $675.

hitter who can lead the Senators to victory. Hardy soon realizes he misses his old life and his wife. With songs like, “You Gotta Have Heart,” and “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets,” this musical scores a home-run with sports lovers and haters alike. Tickets start at $24.

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Scorpion Scavenger Hunt June 8, San Tan Mountain Regional Park 6533 W. Phillips Rd., Queen Creek maricopa.gov/parks/santan Explore the desert nightlife on a mile hike through San Tan Mountain Regional Park. Use a special black light to search for the glow of the Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion and

learn interesting facts about it and other desert creatures. Participants should wear hiking attire, bring water and a black light or flashlight. Black lights available for rent, $3. Parking: $6.

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diary of a suburban queen

Date Night in Suburbia By kelly pollard

Advice columnists would have a field day with me. My husband and I do not do date nights. It’s the thing women’s magazines always tell us is important for the marriage, but we can never seem to carry out. We get tired. Life gets in the way. We’re so tired. When a friend offered to babysit free of charge one night, I felt some pressure to do this date night right. Where to go? What to do? Why bother? One thing I struggle with in many aspects in my life is battling high expectations. This evening proved to be no exception. When my husband came home from work that happy Thursday night, he hacked and coughed, his eyes hooded and gazing passionately at his recliner. It came as no surprise really. Our household had been under a cloud of illness for weeks. A sickly husband did not mesh well with my expectations. I’d been locked in a suburban cage of illness for weeks on end, caring for ill children, disinfecting multiple surfaces and enduring my own stuffy-headed misery. I was dolled up in a short skirt and blown out hair, ready to hit the town. We didn’t even have a curfew! Yet, I offered my sickly husband an out. Worst case scenario was that he would ditch the date and I’d take my babysitter out on the town instead. It wouldn’t be romantic, but I’d still get an escape from the monotony on the home front. But my husband was in, or maybe he was just hungry and knew he wouldn’t be getting a meal at home unless he wanted a plate of chicken nuggets and applesauce. Due to his exhausted condition, he insisted on hitting the town at just after 5 p.m. There went my unrealistic expectation of walking downtown at twilight, ducking into a bar for a pre-dinner drink. He chose more of a family diner than French cuisine. Killer food but not exactly a date night atmosphere. We walked into the restaurant with a smattering of people flashing IDs to prove they qualified for the senior discount. At the self serve counter, the manager’s first comment to me after I ordered my roast beef and mashed potatoes: “Man, he got off easy tonight, huh?” Chuckle, wink. “Make sure

he takes you out for an ice cream cone next.” I blushed and inner griped at the embarrassment. Screw the ice cream cone. He would take me out for a stiff drink instead. As we sat across from each other surrounded by the old, the elderly and the near-dead, I racked my brain to remember what we did before we morphed into middle-aged parents. Were we really this old and so … suburban? Perhaps he felt guilty since I wasn’t yet hungry enough to eat even half my plate at dinner. My now diminished expectation was that we’d head back home to our kids a bit after six o’clock of our date night, leaving me to tend to bedtime duties. He shocked me though and took me out for a few post-dinner cocktails at a pub up the street. Gone were the walkers and wheel chairs, replaced with blaring music and cocktail waitresses in low cut shirts. They even checked IDs at the door—this time to thwart any efforts on the underage drinkers’ behalf. So what if we made it home before 8 p.m.? He made it home to an early bed and I had the babysitter to help me finish off the bottle of wine. I’d say it’s a suburban win.

As we sat across from each other, surrounded by the old and the near-dead, I racked my brain to remember what we did before we morphed into middle-aged parents.

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Find out more about Kelly Pollard at www.kellypollard.com

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